Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 7, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 7, 1876 Page 1
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VOLUME XXX. FINANCIAL. IBS STATE SAVINGS INSTITUTION. $500,000 CAPITAL, SIIO,OOO SURPLUS. ifho Oldest and Largest Savings Bank in ihe Northwest. Fays 0 por oont interest per tonum on deposits, soml-annuallv, on tho t|( of January and Ist of July. All deposits made during tho Ist throo days of ft month 4faw interest for tho month. the SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULTS Of tho State Savings Institution worn built for the accommodation of tho Business Mon tn d Bankers of Chicago and tho Northwest. They are Flro-Proof and Burglar-Proof, Money, Diamonds, Bonds, Deeds, Coin, Bullion, Silverware, Wills, and other valua bles taken on special deposit, and guaranteed security. Safes In those Vaults for rent at reasonable rates. D. D. SPENCER, Pres’t. A. D. GUILD Cftsh’r. OKO. C. COOK, Man'gr Safety Vaults. MORTGAGE LOANS At current rate*, on Chicago properly. J, REED, JOHN AVERY, ISO LaSalle-it., Chicago. 7 PER CENT. We will loan SIOO,OOO, In large Hums, nt SEV EN per cent; SIO,OOO, SO,OOO and $2,000 at 8; 11,200 and $2,300 ntO. 6CUDDEU & MASON. 107-100 Dearborn-st. Mercantile Trust Co. of Now York. Money to loan on Improved Chicago real estate, •ndon good farm property In thin vicinity. JAMES J. HOYT, Gcn’l Manager, HOTEL. HOTEL AUBRY, ■W^-A.XiOKr'CrT-ST-, From Thirty-third to Thlrty-Courtlt-ata* PHILADELPHIA, PA. OF TEE EUROPEAN PLAN. STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS. BEST HOTEL IN THE CITY. JAMES T. STOVER, Manager. &AULT HOUSE, CHICAGO. Will furnish the best accommodations at $2 and 12.60 per day. Liberal discount to parties. One half block from C. A A., P. & Ft. \V., C.. M. & It. P. t and throe blocks from C. N. w., C., D. tV., P., C. & St. L. Depots. Old customers, Mends, and all aro Invited. P. W. OATES. Proprietor. P. 8. —Wo still make and furnish the best engines tad machinery in tho West. Send for clrcnl&r. P. W. GATES’SONS & CO.. Eagle Works. RAILROADS* Wtiil Strikes, And Liable to Strike Again. IKE OLD RELIABLE BALTIMORE & OHIO R. R. Doiton $17.00 New York 10.00 Philadelphia 14.40 Baltimore 14.00 Washington 14.00 Passengers holding tickets by this route can stop over at any point desirable. For full Information cal) at the Company’sOfllce, Palmer House; Grand Pacific Hotel, 83 Clork-st,, and in Depot, Exposition Building, foolMonroc-at. TUOS. P. UAltllY, L. M. COLE. West. Pass. Agent. Gcn.TlckctAgcnt. GB.VEUAL NOTICES. Discount on City Taxes. THE SAFEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR HONEY IB IN YOUR OWN TAXES, especially ■hen you can get a HANDSOME DISCOUNT. Tho City of Chicago will, at any time before June 1, 1870, borrow from persona owing Oily Real Kstnto Tucs for tho year 1875 tho amount of such taxes, Allowing two (ID percent discount, and after Juno 1. ind prior to July 1, 1870, allowlngono and one half (1 •i) per cent discount, and will Issue teachers therefor which may be used at once, or hid until the owner Is prepared to pay bis other Utet. by order of tbo Mayor and Finance Committee. Apply to S. 8. HAYES, Comptroller, Room 3, City Hall. CmrAoo, JuneS. 1870. In consequence of thodeathof JohnC. Partridge, tithe late Arm of J. 0. Partridge & Co., it has hcomo necessary to liquidate his Interest In said For that purpose, and in order to said Arm and continue thu business, the tfiaira of the late Arm down to Juno 1, 1870, will h settled nnd wound up by tho surviving partner Ihereof nt the store, No. 57 Lake-sL, whore nil P<noas having claims against tho said Arm are re tinted to forthwith present them. LORIN PALMER. gold nvnxnsrxisra-. The undersigned desires to arrange with one or pore capitalists for working valuablogold property [J North Carolina and Georgia, by the California Hydraulic process, and in connection with Stamp HilU. Ho intermediate parties will be treated with. U. C. FREEMAN, Civil and Mining Engineer, . Alto I'uss. Union Co.. 111. LAKE NAVIGATION. GOODRICH’S STEAMERS. faMilwaukee, etc., dally (Sundaysexcepted) Os. m jMuMijr Heat don’t leave unlit..... Bn. m 'round Haven. Grand Rapids, Muakegou, .wily(Sundaysexcepted) 7p. m *5 T «• Joseph and lleulou Harbor, dally (him 'MnrdiV»7io« J i/oh v lleavep.‘ In **lk ,cei > bay, Kscunabu, etc., Tuesday and .rrtrtay 7p. m fa. Ludlaxton, Manistee, etc., Tuesday and Jhunday.. o a. m XOLIIVE. ZOIINE übeconio a household word, asesscntlalasstarch family. Mixes perfectly In starch. Call on iim i Wool), 230 Wabaah-av., who will show you *®ple» of work and leach you how to uso It. Ask Lg f Lrocer ur Druggist for ZOLIN B. LAUNDUV. ItEHUCKb I'ItICEH AX HVLTJZSTGKBIR/’S LAUNDRY. S{jLAOEU»mA AUVmiTISK.TI'TS. . CENTENNIAL. KM.'K’House. Cheater. Pa. These ipaeloui build caotylvanla Military Academy, occupying an )cli> 4 *> tQtl commanding au extensive view of tho Qri "V, e “"“f andiurroundlngcounlry. will beopeued i me summer vacation, commencing Juno 5A for bt^ cut i m> °datlou of visitors to (be Exposition. Hour jjailiiidirect to the Centennialßuildings, 4Uminutes* Lucid us on application. UVATT * OARISE, kUugttV*. t£l)e Cljicugo Hiailn <TrHmnc. POLITICAL. Criticism Provoked by tho Blaine Coup d'Etat in tho House. Uncomplimentary Extracts from tho Ex-Spcakor’s Congres sional Record. The Democratic Stock of Scandal Hot Tot Exhausted, Now England Comment on Blaine as a Candidate. How the Blaine Men Cap tured the lowa Con vention. Bristow Very Strong in lowa Among the People. The Same True in Illinois—His Friends Among the Ger mans. New York. Record of the Bristow Family as Eepub* Ucans and Unionists. A Strong Minority Against Conkling In tho Now York Delegation* BLAINE. THOSE LETTERS. BOMB PACTS CONCERNING THEM. Speciai Ditpaich to The THbune. Washington, D. C., June o.—There has been general comment here to-day over the fact that only five of the eighteen, or rather nineteen, let ters, including Mulligan’s accompanying mem orandum or explanation, submitted by Mr. Blaine In the House yesterday, were sent in time for publication In the mall editions at the East by the New York Associated Press, The live selected nt a late hour were amoug tho most unimportant. But for the special corre spondents going In a body at half-past 10, and Insisting that tho letters should bo sent by tho Associated Press, not one of them would have been given to the country this morning In tho regular report. The regular proceedings of the House, ns prepared by the Associated Press, were mode up and sent off without them, and yet the let ters were all read In tbc House before 3 o'clock. Thu whole corrected copy was HUNT TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OFFICE by Mr. Blaine at half-past 7 o'clock, and from that time tho copy was at tho eontra) of the Associated Press to send. Instead of using it, however, It was turned over to the office of the Congrenlonal Jtecord about half after 0. when the Associated Press could, by an arrange ment which bad been previously made, have retained tho copy till midnight, or even an hour later, as well as not Finally, at a late hour, the special correspondents, through telegraphic orders, compelled the Associated Press to begin an effort to get these letters off. Mr. Blaiiio appears to have corrected tile copy prompt ly, and to have sent It early to tho Associated Press office, and ho is much annoyed at the charges freely made that some of his friends were engaged la a plan to withhold the letters In order that the rest of the personal explanation might have greater effect. TIIEtIt ARRANGEMENT. The letters appear In the Connretelonal JiecorJ In full. They have been generally examined, and have formed almost thu solo topic of conversation to-day. Their arrangement excited universal comment. Some which related to the same trans ection were us widely separated as tbo limits of the explanation would allow, and where a number on the same subject came together, they arc presented In thu Inverse order of their dates. In short, It would hardly be possible to arrange them either with regArd to dales, subject matter, or the legis lation to which soms of them relate, so os to create greater confusion In the mind of the reader. The two entirely new matters Introduced by thvso letters are held to bo TUB WORST FOR MR. DLAINE, as a member of Congress, namely, those which al lude to legislation which ho suggested, and which benefited the gun company, in which be was a stockholder, ana his action as Speaker In helping through the legislation in favor of the Little Hock Railroad. By reference to the Glob* of the Thirty eighth Congress, and to letters produced, the transaction appears to bo this: Ho, being then a member, suggested to Mr. Hasson, of lowa, an amendment to the Revenue bill by which, If a cor- Sioratiun or Arm, after having made contracts to leliver goods, found the tax on tho products In creased, they were allowed to add the tax to the contract price, and, If the Government was the party making the contract, the certificate of the of ficer making it was to bo received toward the dis charge of tho taxes. After securing Us Introduc tion through Hasson, MU. liI.AINB SUPPORTED IT ON TUB FLOOR, claiming that it would be Aagrunt Injustice anil a grout fraud on tho part of the Government to do differently. The objection Is not to (ho law, but to tho impropriety of a member working on tho door In tho intercut of bis own corporation. A second series of letters which excite severe comment are those connoctcdwith tho help he gave, aa Speaker, to secure the passage of the bill Hi fa vor of tho Little Rock Road, by sending his page to Gen. Logan and asking him to make a certain point of order against an amendment which, If adopted, would have put the bill over a year. The letters In this case are arranged In tho Inverse order of their dates, with tho exception of one, which is entirely disconnected with any of them. Taken in connection with thu Globe, they saw that by using Gen. Logan he GOT Tim FORT SMITH RAILROAD DILL THROUGH In April, IBUU. In June following, Dlalnc had been oflercd « participation in thu now railroad en terprise as generous aa ho could expect or desire, ana ho din not feel that hu ehuuld prove a dead head, for ho saw various channels where ho knew he could ho useful. On July 2ho wrote that he was more than satisfled with the terms of Fisher's odor, and ho desired to bring Caldwell to a definite prop* oaillun. On Sept, ft, he obtains his contracts fur the Maine parties, and a contract fur the delivery to himself of 9130.00 U land-grant bonds and 932, * 500 dnl-murtgncD bonds, and on Oct. i he wrote asking Fisher to explain to Caldwell he (Dlalne) as Speaker had done him In sarins his hill for him at the preceding session, through Gen. Logan, as already related, and thu same day wrote again sending thu record, and showing what a nar row escape Caldwell and Fisher’s bill bad on that last night of the session. Tla-su are tbo chief points of new matters In troduced, but nearly all the letters contain thu same facts, having un important and gruvo bearing upon testimony already taken. Thu letter which Mulligan refers to as relating to the 904,000 trans action with tbo Union Pacific Road receives Its ex planation from the testimony of Fisher and Mulli gan. Another letter A f-W.UOO-nOND TRANSACTION with Caldwell which has recalled the testimony of Curry ns to Robinson's story übunt such a package of bonds. It In only Just to Mr. Itlnino to say that. In spile of thu worst constructions which arc put on some of these letters, a largo number of his friends declare (hut be has vindicated himself, and turned the current strougly In his favor again. THE INVESTIGATORS. WILL TIIBV FROOBRUI Uptcial initiate* (0 JTis Trlbum. Washington, D. C., June o.— Thu Democrats are greatly disgusted with what occurred yes terday. Many of them arc very outspoken In their criticism of tbo course followed by Proctor Knelt, which they denounce as weak and fool ish lu thu extreme. Cuibonol Wliat is tho Democratic party to gain by a quarrel with Mr. Ululnot Is a question which leading Democrats have repeatedly asked within tho past fuw days, and It Is well known that many of tbo wisest representatives of that party have from the be ginning disapproved of the malignancy with which. filaluo has Vca seemingly pursued. CHICAGO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7,187 C Proctor Knott ha* from the first shown a disposition to prcccnte Blaine to the utmost ex tent which the authority given to Ills Committee would allow. When an appeal was taken from a decision of the Sub-Committee on the admission of certain evidence, It is reported that tho only member of tho Committee who was present and voted for the admission of that testimony was Bcott Lord, but that Knotl. who wan absent, was paired on the question with a Republican, thus showing that lie would have voted with Lord had he been present. It is also currently re ported that some very prominent Demo crat Intimated to Knntt nearly a week ago that the attempt to break down Blaine as a Presidential candidate was noff In their Judgment, wise, and better policy would bo to push the Inves tigation no farther than was absolutely necessary under the resolution. It must nut bo supposed that tho attack on Dlaino will not be renewed. Proctor Knott Is undcstood to bo very angry at the treatment which hu received at DliHnc's hands yesterday, and thcro In reason to believe that ho will enter Into the further prosecution of any charges that may be brought against Dlolne, with great vigor and Interest Vague hints are also thrown out of NEW DEVELOPMENTS norm to come. The Inquiry did not proceed to-day, owing to tho interest which the Chairman of the sub-ComnilUeo (Hunlon) felt In the Indian Appropriation bill, pending before the House. It Is reported that tho next two witnesses to he examined, one of whom is cx-Scnator Dice of Arkansas, will give some In teresting testimony In regard to the management of tho Little Dock A Fort Smith Railroad Com pany, hut while that will be damaging to the reputation of John Delano, who wan Land Com missioner of the road (If anything can Injure his character), It will not touch Dlalne’s connection with the corporation, or Involve ulm In the remot est degree. Some of Blaine's political enemies express In f rivnte doubt os to tho correctness of tho copies of ho letters which ho read In tho House yesterday, and hint that he has probably suppressed some of tho most damaging portions of them. TUB COMMITTER. 7b the IIVs/rm Aitoclated Prete. Waiiiinoton, I), C., June (I.—The hub*.Tndlcla* ry Committee, InvcHiKating the charge apiln»t ex bpeaker Hlaine, were to have a meeting thin after noon. but, owing to the engagement* or llnuton in the Untipe, postponed the hearing till to*morrow. Kx-Senntor Kico And Mr. Howe, of ArUamian. will be examined relative to the attain* of tho Little lluck ii Fort SimiUi Hnllroud Company. New York, Juno O.— A dispatch to the from Riston, says: ‘Mames .Mulligan, the crle Huston Inst evening, and when naked what hu thought of Blaine's statement, he answered em phatically: *Hu lias nut read all the letters and never will. 11c will keep hack tho ones that would do him must burm.' " THE FORLORN HOPE, HOW MU. PLAINS MKT IT. Special Dinpatch to 77*e Tribune. Washington, D. C., Juno o.—-Illalric’fl bril liant performance In the House yesterday hoe been compared to tbc hurling of a thunderbolt into the midst of a great assembly of people. Its first effect Is stunning, and silence for an Instant prevails, but this Is followed by tbc greatest excitement and confusion. Blaine’s terrific charge upon Proctor Knott, and through Idm upon the Democratic party, was hardly less startling, and the momentary astonish ment with which It was witnessed by both friends and opponents has now given way to a deep, earnest current of popular feeling, which, Judging from It* effect here In Washington, must make the cx-Spcakcr one of tbc most formid able elements in the Cincinnati Convention. TUB MOST STRIKING FEATURE of Blaine's triumph yesterday was Its audacity. Never has tbc Latin proverb, “ Audkft fortuha Jurat," been so strikingly illustrated in the House of Ilcpreaentativcs since the days when Henry Clay, both as Speaker and leader of his party on the, floor carried everything before him, as much by his daring ns by the magnetism of his impassioned eloquence. Blaine took the floor yesterday in defiance of nil rules of tho House. During the session of Saturday lust the day bad been set apart for tho conKldcratlon of tho Genera Award bill to the exclusion of nil other business. Nothing was, therefore. In order after tho close of the morning hour but this hill, and yet no one on the Democratic side of the House seemed to know this, or, if ho did, bad courage enough to Inter pose an objection. As Blame proceeded, and an exciting colloquy occurred between him and Proctor Knott, Chairman of the Com mittee on tho Judiciary, Hamilton, of New Jersey, rose to a question of order, and asked tho Speaker pro tem If tho language used was par liamentary. WITHOUT WAITING FOR THE SPEAKER TO REPLY, and without giving him an opportunity to, Blaine, an quick as n Slash of lightning, answered the ques tlon himself: “Yea. entirety so," and was about to proceed aa though thin was the proper way to acttlc the question. This little incident was a fair sample of many others that occurred during the afternoon. Blaine continued speaking, also wholly without regard to the hour rule, unci yet. although the Democrat* were smarting under the furious blows ho was dealing, not one of them seemed to retain his senses aiiAlcicntly to call attention to the fact. But the climax was reached when Blaine moved a resolution practically censuring the Com* uilttee on the Judiciary, and Insisted upon Its Im mediate consideration as a high question of privi lege. If unv one had asked him In accordance with what rule of the House a resolution of that kind became a question of privilege, he would probably' have been unable to quote it; but, as It was, noouo seemed to think of this, and It was only after the resolution wan fairly before tbo House, that the Democrats feebly and tardily COLLECTED THEIR WITS, and. by a rule which would not stand the test of Parliamentary law, Anally succeeded in burying It by a reference to tho Judiciary Committee. It was (his wonderful audacity which unaided him to vio late all rules of tho House without question; coupled with his personal magnetism and the mo mentum with which heswcptonwardln his speech, bearing down all obstacles, that enabled him to go through with his diAlcult task ami bear away tuo honors. it must bo admitted that Blaine's explanation does not satisfy his opponents either in tho Repub lican party or out of it. They And In tho letters which Blnlne rend, and even in his explanotloiin of them, many passages which, In their opinion, prove his unAtness to become a leader In n great reform campaign; and even If this were not so, tho fact that lie has been engaged In so many and so varied speculations Is urged as having unfltlcd him to All the responsible position of the Presidency, or to gain tbo cuuAdence of the better class of people. SOME BLAINE CONTRACTS, A NEW STOUT FROM DEMOCRATIC SOURCES. Special Correspondence of The Tribune , Washington, I). C., Juno 4.—lt Is a fact not generally known that thu recent scandals brought to thu surface, with which ex-Spealcer Blaine's name la associated, have been made public In spite of thu opposition of the shrewder Democratic managers ami politicians, who de sired to withhold them in tho hope that Blaine may ho nominated by tho Republicans at Cin cinnati. But I have the heat reason for believ ing that the Democratic stock of Blaine scan dals is by no means exhausted. At least one one of them him cornu to my cars, In a rounda bout way from Democratic sources, which I will retail to you fur just what it is worth, and tako at least that much wind out of tho Democratic sails, which oru already sot for a race with Ulultio. TUB CONTRACTS. Among the contracts made by the Interior Department for surveys of Indian reservations are the following: Pottawatomie iteservatlon. Sept. 3, 187*2: ToOrrlnT. Morrill, of Maine, amount paid 9 40,440.23 Apachc-Klowa, June 20, 1K73: ToOrrlnT. Morrill, amnnntpald 52,380.22 Ulo Indians, Wind Itivor Reserva tion. Wyoming Territory, Winnebago and Bioux boundaries, Oct. 2, 1874: To J. W. Miller, of Kansas, amount paid 68,611.00 To J. W. Miller, of Kansas, amount unpaid 11,032.42 Total 9108,458.03 Thu estimated profits on these three contracts are from $60,000 to $70,000. So fur there is nothing unusual ur remarkable about them, ex cept that the last one covers au extraordinary amount of widely-separated work, which could only have been secured In a single contract by some especially potent Inllaenco. That lullueucc was the then Speaker Dlaluo, who came un here late In September, 1874, and rushed it through thu Department by persona) exertion, and to whoso In fluence is accredited the lotting of all thu contracts enumerated above. TUB DEMOCRATIC CHARGB. Now tbo Democratic allegation, and one which It is claimed can bo fully established, is that (hu silent partner In all theso contracts, who enjoyed fully one-half of the entire pruilta they yielded, waa nuno other than Robert (}. lllalne (brother of Jamea (J. Dlalne, the ox-Bpcakcr), and thon onu of (ho clerks of the Bennie. U appears of record that >l. 11. Hannan was the attorney for both Morrill and Miller, and the general supposition is that he (Dan nan) waa tbo real and principal party In interest. Uurtlll was the minor party aud the figure-head lu the two contracts of bept. 3, 1872. and June 20, 1673, but be had nothing whatever (0 do with tho f 'tactical work In the last contract. The field notes, I Is raid, were sent to him in Maine, where he re mained, and were sworn to by him there. Miller was a surveyor or civil engineer, and the allegation Is that he was employed by tho ranks who controlled the contracts and paid by lie month, and that he had no proprietary interest whatever In the contract standing In his name. The alleged Interest of Itobcrt 0. Dlalne was repre sented by Dannan, anil was secured, as It I* charged, simply by furnishing the influence of Speaker Dlalne In getting the contracts. It Is re ported that there Is no doubt that these contracts were obtained through tho •ERSONAL APPLICATION AND URGENT 80L1C1TA- and It Is also said that there Is abundant proof that •lames G. Blaine, prior to applying for the con tracts, took steps to Inform himself of their real value and the amount of profit they would probably yield. Mr. Blaine was at thU time Speaker of tbo House and had a certain control over the appropri ations, so (hat hk Influence with the Departments was proportionately great. If the story Is true, his brother, Robert O. Blaine, seems to nave been In about the same attitude as Mr. Orville Grant, tho President's brother, unless James O. also shared the profits of the contracts he procured, which Is the Inference tho Democrats will seek to put ujMin the ntTnlr. Of course there Is nothing on the fare of this transaction which, even If It be substantiated, ehows James G. Blaine to bo personally corrupt, any more than there Is cnnclnslvu evidence of per sonal corruption in the Northern Pacific, ond Fort Smith Si Little Rock bond trnnsncllous. But it adds another to TUB LIST OF TOANBACTIONB in the hands of the Democrats, to )>c used In case of Blaine's nomination to show that, as a member of Congress and Speaker of the Douse, lie wos en gaged in various speculations, more or less nearly connected with Ihe Government, either for his own benefit or forlho benefit of his relatives and friends. My Informant In this mutter has Intimated tome that tho Democrats have other transactions of a similar character with which Blaine's name is con nected. hut which they are keeping In the back ground yet for more effective use against him in case he shall be nominated at Cincinnati. Occasional. NEW ENGLAND OPINION. OLAt.NB Ills WORST BNCMT. Jlotton Journal (Hep.). It Is due to truth, however, to say that II Mr. Blaine is Innocent in the matters charged, ho has been his own worst enemy in some of his methods of dealing with the exigency. Briefly summarized, those are the facts : Mr. Fisher let Mr. Blaine have $103,500 in flrst-mort* gage bonds for SIBO,OOO in east), and threw in as bonus $130,000 in land-grant bands, $130,000 in common stock, and $130,000 In preferred stock. Mr. Blaine proceeded to sell at. retail among his Maine friends $130,000 of ttic first-mortgage bonds, which were the most valuable and mar ketable of the securities, for $130,000 of money, giving to each purchaser an equal amount of both preferred stock and coin* mon stock,—so that Mr. Blaine had left, as profits on bin transaction. 832,500 In first-mortgage bonds ami $130,000 in land-grant bonds. Subse quently, the enterprise*coniine to grief, Mr. Blaine's purchasers, or some of them, demanded that he should take the bonds back and return their money, and he did so, but to what extent does not appear. Supposing them to have all de manded reclamation, Mr. Blaine had back on tils hands $102,500 of the first-mortgage bonds, and $130,000 of the land-grant bunds, and It was in the disposition of these In other railroads that were seeking influence ut Washington, as charged, that Mr. Blaine has apparently involved himself the most seriously and the most fatally. In sett ling with Fisher, finally, Mr. Blaine claimed to be a loser, but Miilligun, In behalf of Fisher, denied tills, and told Blaine that be bad the authority of Elisha Atkins, of Bobton, one of the Directors of the Union Pacific Itailroad. for reminding him that that road, Ibroueh Col. Tom hail relieved him of 575,000 of one class of these bonds, und paid him S(M, 000 fur them. Mr. Atkins on Wednesday, before Mullican testified, denied the knowledge of any such transaction, or rather represented the transaction as entirely be twconScutt and the Union Pacific, which In the final stage It of course nominally was; but he has not yol explicitly denied Mulligan's statement, which Is certainly a powerful addition to the evldrncu in behalf of the original scandal, us revealed first by Director Harrison on the authority of Treasurer Hollins, and sustained in part by admlssslone of Director Wilson, of lowa. There Is very good rea son to believe that the Atlantic A Pacific and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Hoads knew of no otherparty in their purchase than Mr. Blaine, and we suspect that the books of one of the corporations contain the record of the purchase of him." NOT TUB MAN OF THE UOUIt. Ihm/nril (Mutant (Hep.), It is possible to believe In Mr. Blaine's honesty, and In Ills great ability, ami hie many great qual ities, to entertain fur him a sincere friendship and regard, and, at the same lime, to hope that ho will not ho successful in his efforts to secure the Cincin nati nomination. This we believe to bo tho posi tion of a great many earnest llcpnblicaas. Person ally, they like Mr. Blaine very much, bat they do not consider him the best man fo the present crit ical time, and they are not read) to jeopardize the chances of success at the polls by making such a nomination. We do not doubt that Mr. Blaine will in time prove that Ills connection with so many speculative railroads and railroad speculators was nil entirely legitimate, but there can be no doubt that the connection has damaged him to a great ex tent. It was not what tho people expected of the Speaker of tho House, and, while he h«s doubtless been honest and straight forward in his dealings, he evidently would prefer that his railroad experiences should not be known. He has made a mistake, and no one recognizes ft more thoroughly than he. And his mistake unfits him for the leadership at this Juncture, simply be cause It will nrevent tils receiving the support of a large clast of guod Hepiiblicans, whose votes arc essential for success, That la tho long oud short of it. It Is not necessary to condemn Mr. Ulalno nor to malign him. It is possible, on tho contrary, to esteem him very highly, and yet to refuse to make him the standard-bearer. He has made a mistake, and mistakes urc sometimes as damaging ns crimes. For example, it would not bo politic to nominate Gen. Schenck on the Presidential ticket, ond yet the Democratic Investigating Committee unanimously acquits him of any fraudulent design or acllou lu regard to the Emma Miuu swindle. But he himself admits that be mode an error of Judgment. THE CANDIDATE QUESTION NOW. Menton (Hob* (Hep.). Thu enemies of Mr. Blaine have done their worst, and have succeeded in putting him in a plight which will go far towards settling the ques tion of hla candidacy. No decent man can take any pari in the melodramatic exultation with which they brandish their daggers over the fallen Ciesar. They have not by any means proved their case, or shown that Mr. Blaine's hands wen* stain ed with a bribe, or bis public actions sold for gain, hut they have made it appear that he was concerned in transactions from which ho would much better have kept himself clear, and that he has been unwilling to have them fully revealed to tho public now. Its principal im portance lies In (ho eilecl of the disclosures upon lil* candidacy, and it is likely to bo decisive. He had something to conceal and has shown an anxiety to prevent a complete revelation of his conduct while an influential member of Congress, which in a time like tills ia fatal. It puts him in a position requiring so much defensive explanation that all but tns warmest friends will cool, and It will be almost Impossible for him to win any further ac cessions to his supporters. Ilfs only chance of the nomination was in making a gain in ttic Convention, and now the changes will show a foiling away iroiu bis standard, almost to a certainty. EXQUISITE TOUTUUB. Jlmtnn Tramcript lltep.). When Mr. IMnlno wrote to Mr. warren Pliher, Jr., of a magnificent chance to "go In" on the Northern Pacific lintlroad swindle, offering as "a small dyer" an interest of $-5,000, worth double that—which lie waa "able to control," lie added, •• I can't touch It," and he point* to that phrase as Incidental proof of his olllcial integrity. That memorandum book, in his own penmanship, of soles right and left among his friends in llelf&st and Augusta, brings up an aimost pathetic picture o( the enterprising Speaker hovering over and gloating upon these "splendid things," these "very rare ones," as ho handed them around with hts lingers protected by a comer of bis handker* chief or a piece of brown paper, 00 that he might not "touch" tiiem. Could a more exquisite tor* luro bo invented fora man of Mr. Blaine’s specu lative ardor and business capacity? Are not Lis enemies satisfied? HONEST HEN BRISTOW. IN NEW YOIIK. AN EMINENT DELEGATION TO CINCINNATI. Special Dltpaich to Th* /TAuns. New York, Juno U.—Tho Uepi.bllcau Reform Club, which U composed principally of mum* burs of the Union League Club and includes most of tho prominent Republicans of the city who arc dissatisfied with tho leniencies of the present Administration, adopted the following resolution this evening, by on aim Ist unanimous votes llttolttd. That, in tho Judgment of the Hopnb* Ucan He form Chib of (he City of Now York, the nomination of tho Hun. Ueujamln 11. Bristow, of Kentucky, fur President of the Uiitcd States by the Itcpubllcan National Convcntloi at Cincinnati, will ho a satisfactory guarantee of he determina tion of tho party to deserve the tpprovul of the people at tho approaching election, mdwtll Insure Republican success la tho Slate of Hew York and in the nation. The Club appointed a delegatloiof slity-nlno prominent Republicans, includloj Joseph 11. Choate, I)r. it. W. Hollows. Homan U. Eaton, James John Jay. Jackson 8. flchullx, John Jacob Astor, Will lam K. Dodge, David Dows, and others, toga to Cincinnati to work for Bristow’s nomination. An address to the National Republican Conven tion wa« adopted urging In the strongest terms the necessity of insisting npon Civil Service reform and specie navmcnts. To Ihe Wettrm AtinctaUd Prut, ANDTJir.iI DISPATCH. Nrw VntK. Juno The Republican Reform Club held a meeting to-night, and adopted an ad dress to the Republican National Convention nrg- Ing the nomination by that Convention of Presi dential candidates whose lives afford a trustworthy plcdgo of fulfilling thv promises of the Repub lican party relative to a return to specie payments and civil service reform, and they ask that the resolutions, ns well as the nominations, of the Convention give these as surances. It wan resolved to send a delegation to Cincinnati. Twenty prominent memlters were selected, among them the following: J. ll.Choate, 11. \V. Bellows, E. E. Thorne, Dorman B. Raton, Francis C. Barlow. 11. D. Burnett, Charles Lanier, Gen. James 11. Wilson, Lloyd Asplnwsll, John Jay. Jackson H. Schulte, John Jacob Astor, 11. ]|. V. Post, LcgrandD. Cannon, George L. Schuyler, Henry K. Plcrrenont, William 11. Gulon, William E. Dodge, 8. It, Chittenden, Jr.. David Dows, Williams. Ojidyke, Howard Potter, Tbco Rouse veil, and 1). F. Appleton. A resolution favoring the nomination of Bristow was adopted. IN IOWA. NOTES ON THE RECENT STATE CONTENTION. To Ihe fJJItor of The Tribune. Dbs Mojncs, In., June 4.—The telegraph liaa furnished your readers a brief report of the proceedings of our recent State Convention, but a few additional Items may have some ln« tercst. The gathering was the largest political convention ever held In the Stale. The per sonnel of the Convention wan excellent, there being fewer prolcssluual politicians and more Intelligent, earnest representatives of tbe hon orable callings and professions than are usually seen In similar bodies. Of the ninety-nine organized counties iu this State, ninety-seven were represented, many of them with full delegations, while a largo num ber of persons who were not delegates were there aa interested lookers-on. It was apparent from the very start that the Republicans of lowa had de termined to see to It that the machine politicians should not place the party in a false position, ns was done in the Illinois Convention, held a. few days earlier. And tbe developments showed that our people were none too watchful In this regard. The sympathizers with your Whisky-Ring organ and rac-baby representative were on hand, and hoped to have Its heresies adopted, but In this they signally failed. loua Republicans have long since re pudiated the idea (as well as the man who uttered Itj that you can make a dollar by running a piece of paper through a printing-press, and the attempt to foist the rag-baby on the party met with sacb a rcoull In the Committee on Resolutions that no further attempt was made. The hostility of this element to a sound currency is only equaled by (heir hatred of Mr. Rrlstow. Whether tnls hatred Is the result of the punishment Indicted on their friends, the Whisky-Ring thieves, by the honest Secretary, 1 havu m<t lime now to discuss. lie this as U may. they worked with a zeal worthy of a good cause to get hts enemies on the delegation to Cin cinnati. So fur us 1 could learn, they succeeded In only one Instance, and that was by a very cheap dodge. Iu the caucus of the First Cangres aionul District it waa decided to present James F. Wilson to (be Convention ns a candidate for delegatc-ut-large. After this action had been taken Mr. Wilson was called on to dclinc his posi tion in regard to (’residential candidates. In doing this, he declared that under nu circumstances would bo vote fur a man as first or second choice, or fur first or second place, whose blnn, residence, or nllllliitlous were with the booth. Ills insurer and words satisfied those who heard him (hat lie wua bitterly hostile to Mr. Rrlstow, and the del egates from hts own district and from all parts of the State were Justly Indignant, and declared their purpose to vote against hut election us a delegate. 1 have the best reasons fur Baying that nearly or quite a majority of the men who were in his district would have voted against him. Learning what the feeling was, the few Uristow-Uatern resorted to a system of sharp prac tice to prevent Wilson's defeat in the Convention. First, they managed by entreaty to Induce five of the nine members of the Committee on Permanent Organization to vote to make Mr. Wilson President of the Convention. After succeeding In this, Wil son curried out Uls part of the scheme by making an adroit speech, complimenting Blaine and omit ting to denounce Bristow, as be bad dune In his caucus speech. Still they were afraid to risk a fair vote hi the Convention In Mr. Wilson's case, and, when he was nominated as a candidate for delegate to Cincinnati, one of the ring moved that be he elected by acclamation. To this objection was made, but tbe Secretary of tbe Convention refused to recognize the objection, called for an athrmative vote, refused to call fur the negative vote, and de clared Mr. Wilson elected. Afterwards, when the point wav raised that ho had not been legally chosen, Mr. Wilson said If there was any di.-salts faclluu he would call for a vote; but It was a notice able fad (bat when a few of his sympathizers in sisted on allowing the matter to pass, be was very willing to acquiesce, and the result la Mr. Wilson will go aa a delegate to Cincinnati without having been selected in a legal manner. He will also ex ercise all the influence he can exert in his Illegally held place to prevent Mr. Bristow's nomination for either President or Vice-President, and In doing this he will misrepresent a largo majority of lowa Reptblfcans. It is the nonest belief of your correspondent that four-fifths of the Republicans of the State are In favor of Mr. Bris tow fur either first or second place on the ticket; and 1 do not hesitate to say that ids name on tbe ticket would insure thousands of votes for the par ty that can be secured to It in no other way. Uur people are honestly and earnestly In favurof re form; and they are alive to the fuel that actions speak a great deal louder than words. They readi ly understand that tbe selection of the tuuu who of all others has oeen the most active and Influen tial lu punishing corruptionists and making fraud odious, would have a greater significance, and go farther to restore confidence In the honest inten tions of tbe party, than the adoption of a thousand platforms of vehement declarations iu favor of reform. It would require no ar gument to convince the average voter that the election of Bristow would mean honesty and re form. They have the best possible evidence that be U incorruptible. No man with ordinary sense can fall to see that be could have made millions of money out of his present position. Thu whisky conspirators would have poured out money without stint to keep themselves and their friends out of the Jails and (he Penitentiaries, and to have saved their fortunes and reputatiuns; but with honest Ben Bristow at the head uf the Treasury Depart ment this was Impossible. There are two classes of Republicans who oppose Bristow's nomination. These are the thieves and corruptionists ami those who sympathize with them, and an element in the party who are suspicious of the Republicanism of any and all Southern men. The first-named are entitled to no voice In (he party. If we cannot succeed without fellowing their dictation or con sulting their wishes, success is not worth an effort. The other class are honest In their opinion, amt only need to be convinced that Mr. Bristow Is in fullarcord with Republican principles, and that be will remain true to bis convictions, to become his ardent supporters. Familiarity with his past f olltical record, and a knowledge of his character ur unwavering adherence to whut he believes to bo right, will convince all such that any feant of his Johnsonizlng are perfectly groundless. Ills whole life shows that bis Republican principles are firmly rooted and grounded. This being the cose, we have la his character fur boncsiy mid firmness ample and complete assurance that, if elected as a Republican, he would continue to the end a con sistent defender of those principles. Fortunately our delegatus will go to Cincinnati uqlnslructed. Two attempts were made In ihuCon veutiou to tie them up, but these both failed. The motion Instructing fur Ulalno met with such decid ed opposition that It was promptly withdrawn through fear that itwould )<« voted down. Follow ing this was a motion Iliac the delegation be re quired to vole as a unit, but this was promptly laid on the table, bhould Mr. Blaine fail to vindicate himself from thu recent damaging accusations brought against may be fairly presumed that a Urge majority of the lowa delegation will vote for Rrlstow. On tbe other hand, should Blaine I mil through, unsmlrched, and be nominated fur ’resident, Bristow will be supported by nearly all our delegates for Vlce-Presldont. I say this mure on account of what 1 know to be the public senti ment of unr people, than from any direct expres sion from tho delegates themselves. 1 cannot think (list these men. as a rule, would ignore the wiabee of those they represent. W. £. U. UKISTOW TIIK HOPE OP TUB PEOPLE, jv, <As AGUer c/ /As Tribune. Burlington, lu., June s.—Tho State of lowa can no longer bo counted among the advocate* of Blaine's candidacy for tho Presidency. As a matter of fact, the peopU have never been la his favor. Until tho recent developments, ho has been generally reganled a* on honorable man, quttu unpolluted by the baseness of that in* tolerable greed which bos been tho ruiu of so many of those who, for a lime, have enjoyed ths cunlldence of the public. It has hitherto been credited that Uloluo had passed tho ordeal of temptation lu this point entirely unscathed; that his entire record, public and private, was, aud would continue to be, irreproachable, and most itcrsons wero willlngto do honor to the man who had maintained his manhood unimpeachcJ at a lime when so many hail falic* around him. Iho whom secret of his possible was nestled in this popular Idea of his p««eonal integrity. Without Jhu he would never have boeti dreamed of as a Presidential aspirant with any prospect of success. An able man, skillful In debate, thoroughly versed iu parliamentary law, poaseaalog an unusual shore of political sagacity, sad accomplished Lu.adlj those qualities which would grace Ihe future occu pant of the Presidential Mansion. It Is not surpris ing that many. In casting shout for the right man, should have fixed upon him as In some respects mote desirable than most. If not all, tho prominent politicians of the day. But so far as he has had anv ’•following" outside the ranks of politicians, ail the good feeling he has elicited was founded upon the belief that even his opponents could charge him with no dishonor. When our Stale Convention wn« held Blaine still maintained his position of supposed integrity. Nothing had cast a stain upon it. Ami It wn quite natural that a body composed mnlnlyof tnoso under the influence of men who have been Intimate with the ex-Speaker, and perhaps expect favors at his band-, should he found very generally to favor Ills nomination. At (hat time 1 Imre no doubt that the great mass of the lowa Republican- would have been satisfied with his nomination, though large numbers would even then have preferred Bristow. But all would have conceded that such a nomina tion deserved a hearty support, and would cheer* fally have given It. How Is 11 now? It Is true that no one admits that he Is proven guilty of any unwarrantable act, or that anything has been said against him that I- not susceptible of an explanation altogether consistent with fils Innuecncu u) any offense against his honor as a man or a Representative. All Republicans w||) he delighted when this explanation conic- and ail expect It to conic. But even such an explana tion will not restore (he feeling with which he was regarded hutten days since. The simple fact that traduction has found, In his cn-c, plausible foun dations to build upon, cannot hut leave a blot upon a character which wae only attractive because it seemed unspotted, lie may show ns plainly ns may be that no cent of money ever found Its way Im properly Into his own pockets. Yet his handling of bonds on behalf of his friends, and by whole sale, will still retnoln convincing evidence to many that he has nut always been as Impartial and disin- Intercstcd a legislator us we have up to the present supposed he w as. it Is plain to all sound judgments (hat, however great may be tltc disappointment to Mr. Blaine's friends, the Republicans cannot afford, at thin juncture, to nominate a man whose personal nnd public character they must nl once defend. While he was supposed to oe pure, lie whs perhaps na available as any one. But with Mulligan's tilth, whether true or false, smeared over him, no ono who dots not wUh to sec the Republican nominee defeated wonld for an Instant think of giving him that position. ho you may now, 1 think, set down as n fixed conclusion, that lowa is no lunger to he counted for Blaine. The people were never r<ry urgently /or him. They are to-day quite positive against his nomination. And. however the delegate- to the Convention may vutc. 1 am quite certain that the thoughts of nine out of ten of the lowa Republic ans. when they think upon the subject, conclude with a moat earnest hope that the Convention will be wise enough in the end to nominate Bristow. What the Republicans desire most of all in the nominee is a man upon whose honor nnd Integrity they can place Implicit reliance. Brilliant orators and tricky debaters “kick the beam ” In the public mind, and rightly too when weighed agaiust the solid worth of a man who dares to do right under all circumstances. Bristow has grown rapidly in the public estimation, and never so ranldlv as within a few days past. The contrast between him und the other aspirants Is so significant, and take* such hold of men's minds, that no wonder he wins his w a ay to the hearts of the people. I'crhapti all this will be no rec ommendation to the politicians who. as usual, will engineer the Cincinnati Convention. There Is one matter that rrlU have Influence with them, however. They are bonnd to give us u can didate who can he elected. They know that a nom ination Is no lunger the equivalent of an election. They understand that they must con-ult the popu lar pulse. At they find MoMher will decide. and It seems to me that unless they are much blinder than 1 take them to be. (hey will not be lung in as certaining that tbe coi/y man who hoe at this mo ment the slightest hold upon the hearts of the peo ple It Benjamin 11. Bristow. The politicians mint go to him or. It seems to me, to defeat. The alter native may not be pleasant to some, but there it is and they must make their choice. If any man shall dare to interfere with that choice, his fate will not be an enviable one. The public will be exceeding ly apt to remember him, and their execrations will follow him to his grave. Uis necessary mat the Republicans should suc ceed at the coming election. Their defeat cannot fall of being disastrous to the country, nnd per haps ruinous forever. Even this Idea w ill not pre vail to secure success unless there be mm* promise of an honest ydininistratlon. Bristow seems to bo the only man whose life and public acts Indicate reform. The public ore sick at heart with the In cessant exposures of the corruptions which have crept Into the public sendee. They will uo( sup port men who ure even inspected of any wrong doing. Nothing Is left us then but the nomination of the man whom all believe the possessor of those high and admirable qualities which are now abso lutely es-cntlsl both to the success of the Republi cans and the welfare of tbe country. Let the voice of the people be heard, and all will be well. Disre gard it, and chaos Is come again. F. AN UONEST AND CAPABLE MAN. To ll<e Editor of The Tribun*. Mt. Pleasant, la., June s.—'Tlie discussion of the Presidential-candidate question up to this time by the Republican press of the coun try has fulled to mutcrhUly settle the point in the minds of the people as to who shall be the next nominee on the Republican ticket. The people are thus far agreed upon one point, and that Is, that some honest man, fully capable for the responsible place, and not a pot-house poli tician, must bo elected. They want “a Govern ment of the people, by the people,” and. in order to have such a Government, there must he a man selected by the people who knovts the wants of the people, and bow to administer without partiality to certain sections or States the laws which, like any other olllccr. he is elected to enforce. Among the Presidential candidates who have entered the race is SenalorConkling. of New York.. Who supposes that he can be nominated, and, oven if nominated, elected by the Republican vote of thin country, though he Is bucked by President Grant and Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania? Ills even strange that his name has been proposed ns a candidate. lie is not a man of the people, though he is a Republican Senator. Those who know him know that he is an aristocrat,—that he holds him self above the people, —consequently Is not, uur can not be. a representative of the people, lie is haughty, austere, ami weak, and has dune nothing to merit the place w hich n few politicians in and around the White House are trying 1“ force him in to. Ills nomination will split the Republican ticket in the West, nnd leave the victory to the enemy, fur there are thousands in the State of lowa alone who would as soon vote fur an Emperor, a Kim:, or a Sultan, to rule the country as Itoscue Cotikluig. The people must ami will have only a mao of the people. Give us Rriitow. Koiu IN ILLINOIS. WILL THE CONVENTION GIVU TUB PEOPLE THE MAN OP TJlßtit CHOICE 1 To th* Editor of Th* Tribun». Lincoln, 111,, June 0,-1 paid In my letter published In your Issue of Juno 3 that I would write uo more before the meeting of the Na tional Convention; but, in view of recent devel opment*, am Induced to lay before your readers a few additional reflections. Ido not condemn Mr. Blaine. What the people will do and how they will feel toward him in the future are mat ters to be yet manifested. I hope his useful ness to the country may uol be destroyed. It will bo safe at present to leave him where the and his own conduct place* him. Mr. Colfax, with as little evidence agidnst him as seems to b« against Hlalnc, has been laid upon the polit ical shelf. No true Republican will rejoice that tbe Maine atatesman la obscured by a cloud, and no Intelligent one will fail to see tbe impropriety of nominating for the office of President one who is, or is likely to be, under a cloud. Three grains of Intelligence will teach us that the buidueos of stump-speakers must nut be that of apologizing for, or defending the private character of, their cuudldate. If that will have to be done, wo had os well surrender before the turtle commences. Whatever may bv said apologetically of Blaine's motive* in refusing to surrender any of the letters obtained from Mulligan to thu Uoinnilt teo w hen demanded, the propriety of that refusal cannot be successfully defended by apologies or otherwise before a people who demand that thu party shall bo reformed. Under no circumstances that may transpire In tho future, however favorable, is it at all likely that wo could elect a ticket headed by Mr. Illalne, and if the politicians at Cincinnati should. In spite of unfavorable circumstance* now cilfting, with persistent blindness, nominate him because* be is their favorite, and (hoy have not lost contldence in him. they will assume a most fearful party respon sibility. We nave seen the statement to the effect that tho friends ufCunklttig and of Morton have for some time past been in possession of Hie facts inure re cently placed before the Committee bearing upon thu rectitude of Rlaine, and (hat it had not been thoir purpose to spring tiiat mine until nearer thu Umo thu Convention would meet, but that the recent manifestation fur llialnu in the North west was of so enthusiastic a character they deemed It prudent not to wait lunger. Whether Hut bo true or not w« do not know. If true, and thu miuu that boa been sprung Justly place* Mr. IHalnv’a character under a cloud, the facts had aa well been public a mouth ago as now. If untrue, and thu purpose waa to Improperly de stroy the prospects of« competitor, thu motive was not honorable. Unfortunately for Illalne, Cockling and Morton each have an Inordinate dealru to be President. Each has in a large degree departed from the rule that has heretofore been, wo believe, universal, to let that office seek the man, and has entered the lists against each other, pretty much ‘as candidates would enter upon • scrub race for Congress in a backwoods district. Tho political machine has been set to work, ring-work and management have been the order of tbe day; professed politicians £hAYn^»»tyiyilUicftkydfap» fc <riih trigger* M> PRICE FIVE CENTS. bo "prong nt primary meeting* and County Con* ventlons; political gudgeons have been caught and aent ns delegates to Slate Conventions to mlsrcpro* ocrit Iho wixhcH of their constituent*. Tho rnn* chine' ,ors have been operating for Blaine. Conkly anil Morton, the larger crowd for Blnlna and I)-.' nailer for Morton.—-yet they have all been ,»rk ami doing their best. If 11, “ersonul struggle by the candidate* them aeivic* ,* obtain the nomination conducted In a inaut? sltherto onboard of, and with a character of VJ .10 common among those who expire to the toot • .ty nfllces of the country, one should lx) jnße 11 by another, wo should not he astonished, th/rj Vo been adopted by llio rospocllve nsplrnnta to c her their prospect- in this Presidential race. r rsonnl struggle and scramble to prnenro a n»4 ntlon for tin: Presidency In a new feature In A~ can politics, and while trial alone may not lx "r enttu brand the participant witUpoillicaldls- I dy. we feel warranted In saying It Is not old- U- oned Republicanism, nor old-fashioned Whig* gory, nor t» It even old-fashioned Democracy. Thl man who would obtain his nomination by thesi means, and be so fortunate ns to be elected, wouß must likely feel his obligation stronger to the rini of politicians who assisted him to his position timi the masses of tbc people. He would bo require* to reward his political friend-, and any reforte measure- that the people might demand would not likely be Inaugurated. We can't afford to run n man who will make ■ personal struggle to secure n nomination. W« can't afford l<> run one whose election would bt doubtful. We can't ntford to be defeated, or rue any unnecessary risk*. Wo can't ntlo-d to run anj man In preference to another equally well qualified nnd true to his party and tho country, who would run better. We can't atford to run a man who would be under obligations to political nngstcra. The people present lien Bristow, capable In every respect, and of unquestioned parly fealty.—a man who has nut sought and does not now seek the po sition; a man who would be under obligations to no political ring, hut would be equally antrnni melcd In the administration of the Government; a man who would have no friends to reward 01 enemies to pniiidi to the detriment of the public service; a man who can be elected. The people want him because of his straightforward and honest course os a public ©nicer, and bis ability as an ex* ccntlve. Though the arrows of malice hare been aimed at him, nnd the fire* of revenge have been kindled under his feet, he has been unhurt and unscathed, lie has been so prompt In meeting all charges thftl have been brought against him. mulc-ca-o, hog case. Merritt-case, and all. —ns to l*c In advance of the rule required In his defense, lie ha* not waltc-4 to hear the proof against him, but in all cases took the initiative, and proved his innocence, though la dolugsohc was proving a negative. Few mca would have been so well able to assert their Inno cence. If In tlir scramble between Blaine. Conklin?, an< lia« dealt unfairly toward another tunc we don't say helmet, Bristow has Imd nothing tc do with it. There wa* no occasion for It. ann. il there was*, hn lx not the man to engage in that character of warfare. If the Cincinnati Convention will only give tht people the man of their choice, the man for wh'iir they would vole with enthusiasm. the Americas people will roll up a routing majority. If, on tat other hand, the Just wishes of the people are Ig nored. lookout fora defeat, or, if a victory, oni in which there will be no reform. W. li. J. DRI9TOW ALWAYS A UEPCIILICAN. To the Ji'litor of The Tribune. Gbxesbo, 111., June , r ».—l have taken a dcoj Interest in Mr. Bristow’* candidacy on account of my knowledge of the man. Until lately 1 have not had much hopes of his nomination; but recent developments appear to make a change of slate absolutely necessary. In the reconstruction of the slate I do nut see why Bristow’s chances are not among the best. I have known Mr. Bristow for many years. I knew him before the War when he was plain Ben Bristow, just starling in the practice of law In a mall Kentucky village. I taught school m the neighborhood of his home and was Intimately acquainted with his father, bis brother, and others of his relations. 1 afterward served with him in I lie samo department of the United States service, and wax at Frankfort while he was a member of tho Kentucky Senate. Although far from being an intimate acquaint ance, yt, in consequence of the facts staled. 1 was sufl’.cicDtly interested in him to watch his ca reer closely from the beginning of the War to tho present lime. When 1 lived in Kentucky I never heard the qual ity of Its Bepublicanisin doubted. It was tho ijuonUhj of it that troubled us. Understand mo now, I am not speaking of Kentucky Unionism, for I know there were thousands of professed Union ists who wore rebels at heart. But Ido Insist that the llepubllcnulsni of Harlan, bpcuil, liuodloc, Keland, Bristow. and hundred'-of other Kentuck ians that I might name, was end is of the pure, un adulterated sort. Bristow became a Jiepubllcan when II required a good deal of nerve to be known as one. 1 am aware Ibntmanygood Republican* say •* wo cannot trust a man for President who wns a pro slavery Democrat. We took Andy Johnson, ami he sold us out and went back to bis old masters.” This idea, whether true or false, has no applica tion to lb 11. Krlstow. Ha never voted a Demo cratic ticket In his life. He has not a drop of Dem ocratic blood in bis veins. Uls father, the Hun. Frauds M. Hrlstow. was an old-line Whig. He wan also one of those who believed that slavery was a curse to the country, and be publicly and ably advocated graduftl emancipation. He was an honest, Christian gentleman, and was very popular in that section of Kentucky. He was twice elected to C’ougress. I well remember, in the campaign of IbiiL that the only argument used against him b/ the Democrats was "Old Frank Bristow is an hon est man. and a good titan, but he Is an Abolition ist.” Ho remained in Congress up to the opening of the War, and on all occasions stood side by side with the unconditional Union men. UptoGicday of hi* death ho never swerved la his patriotism. Hath of h ls ton* nere in Hit Union army, and acquitted themselves well. In addition to being the sou of sueh a father, lien Uristow had a North ern man for a teacher, and afterward went to a Northern college t.Jellerson College, Cannon»bnre, Pa, j, where lie graduated lnlß.il. He entered the United Stales army at the beginning of the War. and was a brave dashing otneer. lie was mustered out with his regiment, and was about to enter the service again, wiien bis friends Insisted that he could do more good forthe cause of Union ism in Kentucky by going to the Legislature. Ho was elected to the State Senate in IhtW us a Repub lican, and while there was a Republican of tha most radical stripe. While a'Senator at Frank fort, lie was In frequent communication with the commander of the military department, and was. as 1 personally kuew, one of hi* most trusted and reliable advisors. Uristow has, with ail the energy of his Impulsive nature, supported every Reuubllcan candidate for President from Lincoln down. He had no sympa thy whatever with the Greeley movement, ilia speeches for Gen, Grant daring the last Presi dential campaign were of no doubtful character. The verv fact that be was soon after appointed or the President to a high and important otllco ii proof enough of the estimate placed upon his ser vices by him. Since he went to Washington Id* carver has Iwen public history. Hi* tight with the powerful cohorts of the Whisky-Ring Is too recent to require* repo titlou. His victory has been complete—overwhelm ing. It may be true that he will come oat behind In tiie Presidential nomination. Uristow lacks many of the qualities of the successful jioitllclan. Uo is brusque, abrupt, and iudevendent in bla man ners. lie lias mu (be faculty of pleasing every body. Rut if he should bo nominated for Presi dent. I predict that he will be triumphantly elect ed, and If he lives to serve out bis term of office, tho verdict of thu people will be Gut Uristow Is aa honest a* Abraham Lincoln, os determined as Ed win M. bunion, and us true to principle aa Henry Wilson. E. C. Moukbweu.. TUB GERMAN* FOR DUISTOW. 7>> th* Editor of Th* Tribun*. MatoiTs OrriCß, Cbntiulia, 111., Jane 6. —Permit me to Inform you that In spite of all (be opposition from various sources to the nom ination of Col. Bristow, this resolute and hon est public officer has many friends here, espe cially among us Germans, wins ever seeking to promote the nation's welfare through honest, mor al, and manly agencies, cannot he coaxed to the support of any candidate fur tbit eminent position who, in an unguarded moment, betrayed the trust confided to his care, the reward of which should be an everlasting detestation in its trus sense, and no mantle of charity, nor whitewashing edict, should be permitted to cover up the tracks of such disgust' lug rascality aud deceit. Most respectfully, M. U. bauutn, Mayoc, PREFERS BRISTOW. QOV. BULLOCK, OF MABAACUU9BTT9, Boston, June o.—Gov. Bullock, elected d*to> gate to tbe Cincinnati Convention, baa writ teal a letter slating that he cannot attend, owing to an engagement at u literary institution of tbs Bute, and adds: Of all the candidates for President as yet ood* epicuoindy mentioned I should prefer Ur. lirlslow. Of the four gentlemen now moat (imminently canvassed, 1 should certainly select iim for my volu, and 1 should us certainly adhere to my choice. I'mler no circumstances would X vote for a. candidate who, while possessing official intluence and power, has failed to uso his opportunities in exposing eud correcting abuses coming within the rOach of hie observation, but for personal reasons of for party ends has permitted them to fetter on. 1 firmly be lieve that the present Secretary of the Treasury has, by his uniform conduct In office, proved hie fttiicM fur the pat amount of out.

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