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THE BLAKE DIVORCE CASE.
Founts Bor «f sbo Trial In Use Saun
ter Oonri-Oontlnned Testimony on the
Bide of the Plaloilff-Tbe Observations
of n Berrant Girl who Evidently Toon
A'etice of a Great Many Things, Be.
(idee Remembering What She Saw,
The taking of testimony In the Blake divorce
case vr as continued In the Superior Court yester
dsy, the main feature being tie testimony ol one
of Blake’s servant girls.
Jacob echmtdt,
of TTlnnelka, baricg lived there" nearly seven
years* and being by trade a painter* testl
fled that he knew the parties in the suit, as
veil as Edward Thompson, who also lives in the
neighborhood of tVionetka. Witness lives some
lour blocks distant from Blake’s house* upon
which house be has frequently done work, two
or three times a year since 1869. In 1869 he
worked a number of days there* during Septem
ber. Early in the month of May, 1870* he also la
bored in his vocation in that house. In Septem
ber, 1860, while witness was at work in the house,
Blake was generally absent, being at home occa
sion ally, however, and during that timo Thomp
son visited the house. The first time witness
saw Thompson there was at about 8 or 9
o'clock; he stayed a little while
witness remembered that* on another occasion*
Thompson visited the house with his wife and
another lady; the ladles went off and Thompson
remained talking, in the parlor. Witness could
hear talking, but could not see the parties; the
blinds were shut but the windows open.
An objection was made that the bill of com
plaint contained no allegation ol any corrupt aot
at this time or place, wherefore it is incompetent
to give It in eWCence The Court thought the
gereral charge ol adultery at divers places and
sundry times was fefficient to let It in this testi
mony, when the Court was cited to Robinson’s
CNew York) Report to the contrary, and to snn
t\ T s decisions from Kew Jersey. The bill specific
ally charges lour criminal acts In Chicago, one at
Bake View and -‘at various other times during
the yesrs 18C9 and 1370, at the places aforesaid,
or at some other place or places within the
County of Cook ” The Court held that
the char era was sufficient inasmuch
as the person is named with whom
the criminal acts are alleged to have been com
mitted, a variance as to time and place not being
fatal; in other words, that under the allegations
of the bill ever*thing having reference to the
conduct of the defendant with the party named
is competent to be received in evidence, limited,
bowevtr. to 1859, and In 1870 to the 7th day of
June, 1870, wh»-n the bill was filed.
Witness continued: He did not see Thompson
seaway from the house. Daring the eight or
Site days of September, 1869, -while witness was
vn sent. Thompson visited the boose twioe atone,
at one time staying ten or fllteen minutes, and at
tbeo’her somewhat longer. On all these occa
sions Blake w»s absent, bat his wife was within
doors While witness was working at the house
in Mar it™. Thompson visited there several
times genera’ly between 7 and 8 o’clock In the
tv( rni’iiL- 1 lie saw Thompson and Mrs. Blake
several times riding together, particularly once in
mlv when they had Mr Blate’a baggy.Thompson
w«» drivlrg the horee and Mrs. Blake’s head was
reclining on his shoulder. This was at about G
oV'nek in the evening and at about throe blocks
from Blake's teeidenoe. It was mostly la the
ivenir.c when I saw them there together, some
timesas I»te as sor 0 o'clock; tnls was in the
streets of W'lnneika. sometimes they hid com
, ith them. Witness had also seen them
wHisioc tegethor round Wlnnetka during the at
tetnem and evening, and once In the morning
between 7 and 8 otclook. 8 .metimes Mrs. Thomp
son wetid walk with them and at other times
other lames bnt occasionally they were without
Ol rro.--i?omioation-• Thompson’s house is one
Hnrtit m Blake’S house. Witness has worked
lo? BlSe Sot five years, ever since Blake
lived .t Wit perks. First had conversation with
Blake ahont this matter live or six weeks alter
Mrs Biske left; Blake a-tod witness what he
knew about his wlte. Sad two other conversa
tions with him and one ttis morning ahont the
See The first time Blake spoke of the matter
Wake wrote down what witness said, and since
that time Blake read that statement over to
him: this was a few days or a month ago. Itls
no unusual thing to see p“op!e walking aboatthe
village, bnt they do not ride much intbe eveu
„ » nnmbrr ol the tlmea when Tnompson
ana Mrs. Blake weie riding, they were aooom
v&nitfl Thompson; witness memory
been refreshed hr Bike’s reading to btm the
statement he look down, of what witness told
him
JOSEPH EHEBLoog,
alto a resident ol lor sixteen years,
UrtifietMhat he owns land at that place. He is
aconaiuled w\ihßarnum.BUke. filra Elate, ana |
Mt Thompson. and be'ievea he has seen Thomp
son asd defendant together, onee before sun- '
down. Th* v passed his house, -which is one -
block irons BlateV, walking on the sidewalk, co
in* toward th© late; there -was some person, near
them. A great number of people pass wic
ness* home, so he did not much notice.
Otoe In the man. in*, he saw these parties facing
toward Blake's house, on theetceet leading from
the late. He saw them oore at about 6 o’clock
tiding away trom Bike’s house; at that time
Blshe was standing at hia own. door In view of
etaminatton: in 1609 and ISTO Winnetka
ht-c abour tbin> house* scattered over consid
erable ground. Some ticne,after the trouble was
made pnbhc, Buke visited witness and asked
several questions « f him concerning the matter,
and witness told him about as he has now stated
the maner He told Blake that he saw Thomp
son walking with other ladles, and he told wit
ness not to mention her. It was considered uu
cornu on or improper for ladle* and gentlemen
to be walking together at Winnetka In the
ever ing*
Oross-fxowiinci/iou; Thompson once spoke to
wrtnets acout thin matter.
Jacob cokead,
of Winnetka. resident there seven years, testir
ii*d That be knows the parties to the suit, and
Ti-omptoa Be once saw Thompson and Mrs.
Bleke together, shortly before the thing blew
out ” It was between dusk andJdayUght. and they
were con ing I’om the lake*, they had looked
arms, bnt when they saw him they PwWflamt
Ooa when it was pretty dark be noticed Blake s
bn£grTm 5 ihey were In it riding tram the Grass
Point road. On one occasion he went to Bakes
house ard he saw Thompson hitching_up the
horse; afterwards he saw them in the boggy
slat dlrgin front of Thompson’s house. Didn t
Eee Bl*k»-on tbatre
Crofstxtsminotiou: Blake and witness frfl
nnentlv talked over Blake’s troubles, ones direct
?ya?ter the matter broke out He hm consider
able deaUrgs with Blake, who, aas a
mortgage on witness* place, wWah will be due
next fall; paid the interest promptly b-Uttl this
spring. at which time there was an extension
g Alecks noff took place, at tho expiration ol
wnion
ATJGX7STA FCHEOEDES,
one of Blaie’a lervanta. -was 8"™; S'*®
fled, in tnUatarce, as follows .
XTathli Eton wltiuny parenta. XUvad in Blake a
family from 'he soth of April, 1863, and am still
Srmc vritn Bla»e, bnt Have been away a few
wftielta tint*. I attended table and didsew-
Sp X re?blle“ onoe when I went to church, in
March, 1670. t* hear Mr. Hemingway Mew*. AU
S t*B teivait# wmt to the church; so did
t«2J 45.0 wok Ms boy, Johnny. When I got to
church Blale wa» there with the chill. Char
ier and -Wafer Blake were left at home by me,
roaring betlnd the enow-banh. There were, be
eide three children, Julia and Ar
thur. A» I went ont to ohuroh I
Bc-w fhompeon t hutting the green
hcnee door, which Is on the eonth side of the
hnnse gr pf- nhouß6 connecting with the back
parlor. Mr, Hemingway did not preach, bo Ire*
niaJnal only about an hour. On returning Ido
not
Etsiri. I can’t B*y bow soon after that I eawM-e.
BUte, but I did not see Mr. Thompson, Blake
home from cburob before I did bringing
To bon v with him. There is an entrance to the
hctse ?rom the jard. through the greenhouse.
bnUtlsnora nen&l means of entering. A few
d*ys alter Thompson called at the house again:
be reng the bell: I went to the dsor; be asked
jprMr Blake. I said he was absent-gone to
Chicago. He went away, but soon returned, ana
asked lor Mrs. Blake, me. Blake Bald lot him
to go Into the parlor, I went up and
belptd bet drees. She then came down ;
they were In ihe bach parlor, where they re
moved alone until 10:30 a. m. When Thompeon
left I did cot eee him go ont. Mrs. Blake went
down with blm to Mr. Thompson's, where ahe
stayed until 4 o'clock. I remember once when
Thompfon and Sira. Blake went riding; that was
in about a week When they oama back Mrs.
Blake eaid to get np a good dinner, the beat In
the honse, and pot to ooroe In the parlor and die
tnrb them, ae they were tired. Mrs. Thompson
waa there. Shortly afterward Mrs. Blake called
me to go and get eome elik. I went np and found
Mrs Thompson on Mrs, Blake'd bed asleep
Thompson waa Id the parlor. Blake came in to
dinner, aid Mrs, Bl*ie came to the kitchen and
Bald ‘She wanted a nnpkin for Mr, Blake.
Bhc was very red in the_ face. Stake
got np first from dinner and went ont of
doors. Mrs. Thompson, Thompson, and
Mrs, Blase went to Chompson’a than; she re
turned alone some time after. I recollect dur
ing the fall once that Mrs. Blake oame into the
kitobenacd sat down on a broken chair; she
came In and told me to go along with her. I
went with bsr, and as we went out o* the door
she fell down; ehe fell down all the way. and
tten she camohonue and sat on a broken chair,
and her son CharUyeaid to hersho had better go
to bed, for pbe wa* drunk; before that ehe bad
been up stairs daring the day B'alte was away
crnfiderably ofiet, and Thompson waa more
freoneiit iafcia vn-ita when BUke was away;
wber Blake was at home Thompson and his wife
were frequent visitors si the house, a* they
were when Blake was absent, but sometimes
Thompson visited alone, staying from
a few minutes to an hour
Mr. Blake once fold Mrs. Blake not to vlnfc Mr.
Thompson’s so often; It wonld look better for
her to stay at home an l take oara of her chil
dren,to whichsheiep'ledtor him to mind bis
business and she won! t mind hers. O ice Blake
told her he didn’t hi e Thompson's company, and
and Mrs. Blake said If he didn’t like Tnotnp*
eon’s company when In came he mleht look him
self np. Mrs Blake w-nt to Thompson’s house
quite often, and stayed all day sometimes. I
was the second, girl, did the chamber work, saw
heg, and waiting on I sewed some dresses
and underclothing for Mrs. Thompson andh-r
child Grade, and Mrs. BUke did sima for Mr.
Thompson. I saw eggs and meat and so forth
eent over to Thcmpso ’a by direction of Mrs
BUke, but I never heard Mrs. Btake
tell any one not to speak of this.
Mr. BUke once direct *d me to make re
pairs toavtstof his. I commenced it, bui Mrs.
Blake told me to stop *nd go to work for Mrs.
Thompson. Mre Blaks only gave directions io
tbekUcbenwhen Thom'eon and his wife were
coming to dinner; at times she never went
into the kitchen, and wh n Blake complained of
the victuals, ene said she wouldn’t go; if he
wanted to set something be must go himself.
One evening in the win er she was ont. She
rare the bell: I opened Che door. andahesaM
she bad come from
at night, and she went Into Blake’s room and
called to me and Told me that Biake wanted to
see me* and be siid not to oome;
tfcat be was undressed, and was washing.
I (.weed the door, and she said she had been
drinking whiskey at Tho-apson’s; as she went
np stairs she Ml down a-d I helped her up. I
recollect onoe Blake wanted a button sewed on
tliirt: M*B Blake would not sew It on, but
told blm to go to me, and when I had sewed It
on. ehe said: “Now, Biake. give Augusta
„wsa” This was one morning. Mr Blake
to>d bis wife not to go to Mr. Thompson’*, and
•he said for him to mind his own busings and
•he would mind beta. There were no harsh word*
pD * »Tt-m>* Blake. Mrs Bla*e s*»ut me ouce to
To t I“t thebeat ateak for Mr 7 Thompson that
Tent ft and took It to th. Honan,
fth, ,oln nhnot t„?.fn-e any milk to Mr. Cnonp
-Be,’vit u „,ni. d, and If tti.ro waa not anon o
for ins fimllyto'jint water In It; wadlfllt. Hr,
Blake was elok a few months After
1 -went there. Bie came down
one day to the water-closet with some*
thixg wrapped in paper under her arm. Bue cua
sot bring the package back, but went, on her re
turn,tight tobed. This was In the spring. Bae
was then sick in btd a lew weeks. Blake
was at the time at Port Washington, but he came
back a few Cays afterward, in the winter sue
was sick asaisfor about a week Blaka was then
at home. Mrs. nuke has taken walks early in
the morning; she has told me ene went out as
early as 2 ano 8 o’clootia the morning*. She oia
nottcllme why she we*< sue would also walk
in the evening to the lake+o see the moon rise;
this was as late as U o'clock -at night. Quite a
number ol times I heard he* refuse to go with
Blake to walk. "When she dw walk she met
Thompson on the corner. The other
girl old the washing and ironing. She
ironed stine shirts for Thompson, and some
Ut*n*. by direction of Mrs. Blake. I never knew
hlr. Blake to give directions of this kind. T don’t
know of Thompson and Mrs. Blake’s ever leav.
leg the house to walk together. Iknowot their
riding out together, sometimes In the afternoon,
and sometimes in the evening, in Blake’s buggy
atd carriage. They would be gone from one to
two hours, returning sometimes as late as 9
o’clock. I know several limes of Mrs. -Blake
at king her husband to go to hits. Thompson’s to
dinner, and he replied, ** You know I don’t like
Thompson;” when the rejoined she would go
alone, which she did 1 remember that Mrs
Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, went to a party
at Mr. Graves’. Blake was away from home.
They lett from Tnompson’s house. Toey had
been in the city, and we were directed to get np
| a good supper, as Ur. and Mrs. Thompson
< would be there. Mr. Thompson dressed at
[ Blake’s, but Mrs. Thompson.wmc home to dress,
I Mrs. Blake cent me, Grade, Thompson's niece.
I and another child to fetch some tobacco for
| Them peon. When I returned Mrs Blake and
Thompson were sitting in the library; when 1
left, Mrs Blake was in the kitchen and Thump*
I son was lathe library. They did not tell me
] what they had been doing while I was absent. X
( think Thompson and Mrs. Blake were fond of
j each other. At dinner she always had him sit at
| her right hand and helped him to the b^sc; also
when he came in she helped him take off his coat
I and took his hat. When Thompson called Mrs.
Blake usually opened the door; I opened the door
to other visitors. I suppose she Knew he was
coming, or that she watched lor him.
Blate provided plentifully lor hts household, and
quite tfien his wlte ashed lor money and he al
ways gave it to her; she visited Chicago once or
twice a week. Thompson frequently went with
bertotheetation; she would leave by the 8:17
train, comic g back at 5 o'clock. Blake told her
not to go bo often, but to get her goods all ac
once; I don't recollect that she made any reply.
I remember in May, 1870, while Blake was at Port
'Washington, she went to Thompson, came back,
and tola me to help her drees She pat on a
brov n Irish poplin drees, llonnoed and trimmed
with satin. When dressed, she went to Thomp-
Ecn’a, and with him went to the cars: she got
back at 6 o'clock. She then was very red in the
face, and I told her so. She said 1c was a very
hot day in the city, and she had. a
good deal of shopping to do.
Thompson's honse is within eight of
Blake's; he was sometimes away for a week or
eo on business, and then she did not go to the
city quite so often. Oa the day in May wheaehe
wore the brown popllti dress she also carried a
brown parasol. L was not at Blake’s at the time
of the separation; I went to visit my folks at
Port Washington a week before that, and stayed
away three weeks. About a month after 1 first
went to Blake’s. Blase went to Lake Superior.
(A veil shown to witness.) Thiels Mrs. Blake's
veil; In May she told me she had lost it; she told
me to go to Mrs. West's to see if shehsdnoclefc
it there. This was one morning at about 9
o’clock. She said she had been to West’s the
night before. _ ,
Cross-examination: During the past mouth
I have been at work at Mr. B aka’s,
where I have be»n steadily employed
since 18G9. Ido not do any ot the rough uoase
work. I made a deposition in this case a few
days after the case commenced. Mr. Blake ask
ed me to make it, and I made it at the home in
pretence of Blake ann Ida, the other girl. Blake
wrote the affidavit. Tula was shortly after the
29th of June, 1870; 1 had left B:ake'sonthelsc,
as had Ida, who went with me* I heard o( the
separation at Fort Washington, about a week
after I le!t Winnetka. I came hack from that
visit by agreement with Blake to return. Ida
comeback, too, bat left again for Wisconsin the
next week. Biake went to Lake Superior about
May, but I could not say if he was away
in June, July, August, or September. It is
one oav's ride from Winnttka to Port Wash
ington. When Blake goes to Port Washing
ton he penally stays a week. Taere is
no way of entering the back parlor excepting
from the dicieg-room. I have sseti Mrs* Blake,
Thompson, and wife ride out together, alter Juiy
of 1869; it began In that month; can’t say how
many times,because I did not pay attention to It.
During the winter Mr. Thompson and Mrs Blake
went out sleighing; can’t say that Mrs. Thomp
son did not always accompany them. I aid not
e*p ibem go beyond the gate. In the spring of
1670 they rede out quite often. I do not know if
Mrs. Thompson wtnt along with them. I don 6
recollector one occasion when Mrs. Thompson
1 was with Iht-m. Mrs. Thompson did go along
sometimes. I did not go town with Mrs Blate
when she went at 11 o’clock to the lake M see the
moon rise, but I thlnt she said she eo went. It
was about six times, most every night,
b£«l one night alter the other; she
went down most every night the moon rose.
When she went it was not qnite dark; it was in
the summer. The'washing aud Ironing done for
Thompson was In the summer, about two weeks
before I went to Wisconsin. Mrs. Thompson was
at Blake’s quite often, nearly every day; she and
Mrs Blake went out and took walks, took their
meals and that is all I have seen Mrs. Thomp
son sewing there, but only when she had machine
work to do. The sewing I was asked to do for
Mrs. Thompson was to do some stitching on the
machine. I know Mrs. Thompson did not do any
hand sewing for Mr*. Blake in re'um. Mrs
Blake never took any sewing to Mrs Thompson s
to do. I carried beefsteak and pies to Thomp
son’s. but know that Mrs- Thompson never sent
tho nbA things to BlakeV, and I don c
remember it, wnen i returned from
Wbcrneln, I found plates of Mrs. Thompson’s
which I tent to her ; I only found two aprons
and eom* mines, which I did send to her. In the
fall of 1869 Mrs- Blake made preserves. I helped
her, but don’t remember If Mrs- Thompson help
ed her; we borrowed the sugar from Mr*.
Tbrmp» on’s and returned it the next week. In
March. 1870, Julia Blake had a birthday party. I
helped to do tbe kitchen-work, but I don’t re
member that I fetched flour to make cake of
from Thomson’s. Ido reoollet that we had two
barrels of miserable flour in the house we could
not use, and I guess I did fetch the flour from
Thompson's. I was at a plo-nio, at Hubbard’s
Grove. In the summer of 1869, with the children.
I got the cake up and baked it myself; It did not
come from Mrs Thompson's. I don’t remember
that Mr. Blake went to that pio-nlo
I have talked with Banmm Blake about
this matter and my testimony anlte a
of times, and readfthe statement I made, which
Blate wrote down about a month ago. Have
often talked to Blake about the case la evening
1 acd morning. In the sewing-room, where he
would be reading tbe paper. Walter read the
paper. This was in the fall and winter last. I
i know a Mrs. Mahcney, who did washing at
B’ake’e since Mrs. Blake hae been away, during
last summer. Ido not remember on one occasion
when Mrs. Mahoney was present, Blake came in
and said to me, “ Gusts, come up stairs and take
your lesson.” 1 was at Blake’s house the last
Sunday of May, 1670, but do not remember who
was there at dinner. It was in the spring ot
18T0 that Mrs Blake used to get up at 2 o’clock In
the morning to walk; this was moat every morn
ing. I did not ever see her go; she usually
returned at about 7 o’clock. It was four or
flve times she told me she went out, at 2, 8, and i
o’clock in the morning. It was in the fall or
winter of 1870 Mrs Blake went out at 11 o’clock
at night and returned drunk. Biake is a liberal
provider; a nice, kind man, gentlemanly, and
good to his servants; but we have to do what is
right. He does not And a great deal of fault.
I Before the separation he used to keep whiskey
and Honors in the house: he kept it looked up,
and be carried the key, leaving some left out tn
his room. lam twenty years of age. and receive
S4.COa week since a year ago last September.
When Mrs. Blake was there I had $3.00. On the
occasion when Hemingway was to preach, of
which 1 have spoken, I did not go to the
parlors.. and don't know what ladies were
present there. I have been Blake's housekeeper
Place Mrs. Biake left- Annie Fry. of Port Wash
ington, is the other girt in the house. The fam
ily consists of five children at home, four all the
time.B'ake, and myself and the other girl. It
was in December, 1870, that I saw Mrs. Blake
giurkf; another time was in the spring, bat I
can’t tell the year. Both of these statements
are recorded in the paper Mr. Blake wrote con
taining my statempDt. She drank the whiskey
in tbe spring at Blake’s bouse. There were a
number of people, visitors, Frlokey Barr, and
i Mr. Biake, pretectal the bouse on that occasion.
I eaw her drink. Bhe drank once. It was whis
key- I smelt it when she poured it out of the
bottle. I often saw Thompson and bis wlte at
Blake’s house to dine wlta Blake- It was quite
often ; ten times and over. Mrs. Thompson was
a frequent visitor upon Mrs. Blake. They used
to tit together in the sewing-room, reading
and sewing. Thompson has a wife,
a niece, and a hired girl. Jolla Blake and
Grade, Mrs Thompson’s niece, used to play to
gether. Since the separation Blake cornea into
the city every day, hat otherwise has been
mainly at home. •" , .
Be examination c The paper I have referred
to which I signed was taken by Biake, and Ws
eon made a correct copy of it I stated the
facta that wete written since, that Mr. Blake
would aek me if I remembered this, and that I
told him I did. He told me to swear to what was
tine, and that was enough It was in-1869. De
cember. I saw Mrs Blake drunk. After April
28,1670, Walter, hla son, occupied the bed with
hfr Blake
To Mr. Doit? .* Before the 28th. of April, 1870,
Walter used to sleep with his brother Charley,
and I know that no other person slept in the bed
Mic Blake and Walter, because I made the bed.
I left before tbe separation of Blake and his
wife. I can’t say that Mrs. Blake did not sleep
with him.
The court then adjourned.
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
I tsfria&eiaetst * Book »»d ladder
TrncU Patent by ihe Cliy—An Exchßnge
or Beal Batate Ordered.
A meeting of the Board of Fire and Police Com*
mis*ioners was held yesterday; present, Mesara.
Sheridan, Klo*ke and Davis.
The Fire Marshal presented a letter, calling
attention to the fact that the city was Infringing
on Bi'hunfllapp’a patent for improvement In hook
and ladder trucks, and offering the right to the
dry f«»r si 000. or a royalty of 5125 for eaoa track,
it was also stated that the city would be held
liable tor ail damage. „
It wan referred to the Corporation Counsel.
The Fire Marshal reported that Ohas. 0. Don
nelley, J Fitzgerald, Alfred Phillips, and Mi
chael McGuire had served satisfactorily for six
ty days, and they were appointed fall members
of ibe force.
The Firs Wardens reported that they had
served 1,933 notices, and mat 1,707 violations had
been discovered by Wardens, and IBS complaints
made by citizens, tn 68 of which no violation had
been found.
It'was resolved that the Common Connell be
r« quested to paea a couple of orders providing
that the Mayor and Comptroller are empowered
and directed to effect an exchange of the lot for
merly occupied by the Tlteworlh Engine House,
on Dearborn street, for a lot owned by Meeaer &
Co., on Dearborn, near Lake, and that they be
also directed to lease from the School Boara the
Jones School lot for the use of the Police and
Fir© Departments
The Board then adjourned,
The Great Bankrupt Sale.
The bankrupt auction Bale of dry goods, clothe,
carpets, and hundreds of other prime and sea
m nable articles, still continues at Ko. 97 South
Dr srlaine* street. It is a rare thing that such
bo ext*mive and valuable assortment of goods
are offered at auction in this city, an 1 laiies and
ir*rtl**men and storekeepers In want of goods,
would greatly benefit themselves if they weald
attend Uifs Important sale Throe axles daliy
morning, afternoon, and evening.
CAPTAIN BEN. RICHARDSON. j?
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A Bi«bt a«UT “ California Forty- ™
Rinr»-nb Proposed Collcß* ol Mining 0B
In Connection with the oske Poreot In
tslTcnliy A memorable Orerlaod te
Trip.
Captain Benjamin Richardson, of New York
and Ban Francisco—we hardly know which city la
he would prefer to hail from—spent Monday and q
Tuesday in this city, Onr readera have learned n
to respect him as the man who, on certain oondi
tione, has endowed a College of Mining in con
neotion with the Lake Forest University, with a m
property in New York worth at least $250,000. a
In company with friends he visited Lake Forest,
and drove ahont the city generally, and he ex
pressed himself greatly pleased with the beauty
ot the little city on the bluffs of the Lake, and E
greatly amazed at the rapid restoration of Chi
cago, Its progress he regarded as one ol the
wonders of the age.
Cantain Richardson Jett California fifteen years
ago. 'and his jonrney overland was, to hia highly a
appreciative nature, fril °f absorbing interest. £
He found his immense estates In Ban Francisco r
all right. The/ have been managed by tJ
John Nightingale, Esq., of whom Captain R. a
speaiß In the highest terms. He was received by *
his hosts of friends with that princely hospital- V
ityfor which California has become justly dla- T
tinguisbed. As a mark of It he showed us a e
splendid oane of Manzinua wood. Tne large gold r
bead enclosed a fine specimen of gold-bearing
ouattz, and it was surrounded with specimens ol c
topaz, malachite, and other precious stones peon i
Uar to California. The side spaces bore the fol- E
loving inscription! “Proventod to Contain Ben
iamin Richardson, by his friend J B*Folton, as a *
token of great respect. April 22, 1872 " ... t
Such ajpresent from so Qiatingnlshed a friend, fi
might well mfabe any man M happy,” as it oer- .
taluy did the jolly long-bearded old pioneer. J
Parenthetically we here remark that Captain I
B/e beard reaches below bis knees, giving him c
the appearance of a most venerable Asiatic,
though he only exhibits it to special friends and
on special and Important occasions. Ms. Felton
and other friends shipped the Captain some of t
the most precious specimens of fluids from their .
well stored cellars, the time It has jour
rjeyed “around the Horn” would make glad the i
heart of the most fastidious taster. - •
As usual, the cild Captain had his eye on new j
enterprises. Ho speaks In the most glowing
terms of the beauty of San Pedro,—twelve miles i
down the coast from the Golden Gate. Bait and
fresh water lakes, beautiful trout streams, and i
high rounded bills and mountains covered with
pries and a luxurious vegetation, with the ever
swelling Pacific Ocean rolling In front, will soon
make It a most Inviting resort for the over
worked merchants and capitalists of San
Francisco. A splendid shore' drive, and
a railway, projected by Captain Richardson
find his friend*, who will era long add flan Pedro
to tbe beautiful surroundings of San Francisco.
Hundreds of splendid residences, 1C is believed,
wdl In a few years crown the hills that surround
ibis charming spot. The Captain speaks of the
beauties and the proje oted improvements of this
new suburb of the city of tbo Golden Gate with
all the enthusiasm of a boy; and he who appre
ciates the wealth of California and the taste aud
1 enterprise of her citizens, can scarcely doubt that
blft brightest anticipations will be more than
; realized. _
By early and jodlclouainvestment in Ban Fran
-5 clbco and New York, and by close economy and
unwearied energy. Captain Richardson has
amassed an immense fortune, bat he is wide
, awake and enterprising as ever. He and his
1 brother, with come of the leading men of Salt
Lake are building the Northern Utah (narrow
tango) Railway. Twenty-five miles of it are al
' ready finished, and ills their intention to push
J It rapidly forward through Idaho and to Mon
-3 tana It la to pass by the wonderful mineral
3 springs at the north bend of the Baar River.
’ Here Captain Richardson has located a large
9 park,whlohheintendsto adorn by bridges and
E drives, and everything that can add to Its natur*
1 al beauties. The mountains that surround it,
* and the great number and variety and valuable
? medicinal qualities of these springs will, it is be
i lleved, in a few years, make this section a place
f of evf n greater resort than .the Yellowstone
8 Park is destined to be Besides providing for bis
L * family, it is understood that Captain Richardson
will give the bulk of hta property to
8 establish a large charitable institution in
Ban Franobco, and a Mining College
£ in ibis city. It was touching to eaP mm express
\ the hope that his bc-hefioiaflea from the Pacific
? coast would ectee to this park aud drink of us
l ' health-giving springs, while "his boys” from
the miring college would range about the moua
talne and study mysteries, and learn tbo history
:* nf t’hr -planet from the rooks of the ever
ts lasting jmu. There la not probably a
t: place ao rich in mineral springs on all the
round world aa tu«, north nend of the
,n Bear River, nor in some ree»*«oi»,* finer location
for a great park than the one selectee, Captain
*® Richardson. He has located a farm nea. hy t ant j
i® order* d a bouee built, ao that he may BU 18e K
live there for a while some time during the
it> ire fall. He apeaka of hia visit there with Hon.
10 John Young, of Salt Lake, with the greatest en
-I®' thnsiasm.
in We might fill almoat any amount of space
or with the wiae forecast and the sharp,
kfl wltry sayings of this old California pioneer,
as Like most men of his type, bis is a character
ad well worthy of study and admiration. If in due
sir time out citizena come forward aud do their part
towards the great enterprise he has projected,
aB hia name will forever be associated with a lead
or log element In tbe intellectual development and
“ e tbe permanent prosperity of Chicago.
THE BOYS HAVE “ GOT TO WORK.”J
A Dawning Perception, vn the Port of Grant’*
Chicago MapDoriert, that Nothing Short of a
Terrific * fieri wl I Save the Ticket In Cook
County—Some Sensible Admonition from 000
Who Knows the Danger*
Tie unanimous indorsement ol Greeley and
Brown by the Baltimore Convention baa bad *
very depressing effect upon leading Chicago
Qrantltes—the men who are running the Illinois
wing of the party, and traducing andvimiying,
through tbeir organ, every person who does not
permit them to think for him. Before the Con
vention, the betting market on 'Change was very
dal), although two to oi e were offered on Grant*
Yesterday, $lOO to $9O, and even $.OO to $75, were
offered on Greeley, and there were no takers.
6ach a change among the business
men is significant, and it Is not
to be wondered at that the offlcsholders and out
siders who expect to get in ate weakening. One
of them, the Hon. .Emory A. Storra, made ad
missions, yesterday, which he would probab y
not have done had the * eather been 0001. A re
porter of The Tbiudne wu steading in Wont of
the Custom House, yesterday afternoon, con
versing with er-Collector McLean and Deputy
collector Ayers about the political situation.
Both had expressed themselves as confident of
the success of Grant, when Mr Storra came
along and saluted them with “ I tell you what It
is, we have got to work haid or w© will D© beaten
bad in this county." . _
*« vniat,” said McLean, u a member of the com
mits © weakening that way I”.
Mr Btorrs, *• Well, lam talking sensenQW, and
you know It as well as I do."
SDepuiy Ayars admitted that work was easen
-11 The Honorable Emory A. then made a little
speech to them. He opened by saying that " you
must not disappoint Morton again."
<• Who disappointed him!” inquired the Dep
uty Ooijeoior. A „ „ ..
“Iknow, but Ism not going to tell, was the
vf ply. Continued Mr. Btorrs, “He (Morton) has
b en invited here twice, and was disappointed.
Don't disappoint acaifl.” The last remark
was waralngly said. *' Yon mustget Morton and
Dick Oglesby here to talk to the boys; yon must
i ave a big meeting, and don't have a fiasco. Let
6cammon and bis committee ran it the way they
are, ai d see where we will come oat We will be
beaten bad lam talking sense now.”
The ex Collector said he was aware there ought
to be a ratification meeting; there should have
been one a week after Grant was nomin«ttd.
The axe was hanging over his head, and he
couldn’t find time to do any werk- rfa believed
Charley Farwell was running Chicago.
Mr. Btorrs. “Yea, and Scammon, too. What do
you think! Bcamraon refused to reprint my
speech, although Grant, mid Morton,and Chand
ler. and Babcock, desired it. Boammon wants a
foreign mission, and he thought I would Inter
fere with him Any one he imagines is Interfer
ing with Mm he cuts. I don't want a foreign
mission; I can't leave home very well.”
“Why,” said McLean, “I thought Boammon
was to be seefetary of the Treasury.”
Mr. Btorrs. “ Yon are the greenest fellow I
ever did see. Kni No l Ho wants to reside
abroad for four years. He has enough already,
and if he does get anything 1c will be a second
class Cossularsbip. 1 tell you what, I won't say
ad syllable in Chicago this campaign I
wouldn't make a speech here for $5,000. I have
made my appointments In Pennsylvania, New
York, and Marne, and I leave In about eight days.
Can’t you get up a meeting within ten days! I
tell yon we must have one, and a large one, if we
expect to do anything.” „
From the time Mr. etorrs approached, McLean
seemed anxious to get away, and wkea Mr.
Storre commenced "repeating,” he rather ab
ruptly pulled a letter from his pocket and said
he mu«t put it in the Post Ollloe. Btorrs smiled,
the Deputy winked at the reporter, and each one
went on his way.
The admissions made by Mr. Btorrs will cause
surprise amon. the “ whlppera In,” and they will
undoubtedly eensure blm piivately for hla Impru
dent remarks. He made them, however, in the
presence of a reporter of The Teisusb,and
They are given to show that be at least realizes
that the people will repudiate Grant if the "bays
don't work” The "boys,” or, in other words,
iffice holders, will certainly make strenuous
(Aorta to get up a ratification meeting; but
whether it will accord with the ideas of Hon.
Emory A., is jefc to be determined.
GAMES AND PASTIMES.
BABE BALL.
The Arctic Base Bail Club, of Chicago, with the
assistance of divers draughts of ioe-oeid lemon
ade, did then and there, In fair Evanston, on yes
terday, proceed to vanquish the Evanston!an
Base Ball Club, the finis showing, statistically,
99 to 18.
—There will be a meeting of the Liberty Base
Ball Club at 8 o'clock this evening. Every mem
ber is earnestly requested to be present.
—lnquiry is made for the address of the Secre
tary 01 the Phoenix Club. Several “nines” are
anxious to be •• beaten” by them.
PIGEON shooting.
Bogardes and Kleinian shoot a pigeon match
to morrow afternoon at Dexter Park, Bogardes
weeding $7OO to 1600 that he oan beat Kieiman.
-?The Kennicoit Shooting Club are getting
ready to give a grand tournament at Dex r or
park early In August, They propose to offer
prizes, mostly in money, to the amount of over
12 ° OO, AQUATIC.
Halifax, K. 8., July U.-The Dlgby orew won
the four oared race, the Bt. John s crew were bso*
end. and the Halifax crew third.
Enus, pa., June 11.— To-day is the second day of
fhertgbtta. The weather was pleasant, with
rather a fresh breeze, and the water was some
what lumpy, a Urge number of spectators were
present. In the fonr-oar shell race, a mile and a
half and return, there were two entries, the Weh
watsnms.of Saginaw, and the Neotunes, of East
Saginaw. Jest before the send off the Neptnnw*
withdrew, claiming that the water was too rough.
The Wahwataama pulled over the course alone in
24:401-
In the working and pleasure boat raos, open to
all, three-fourth mile and return. th*Te Voce four
.ntrJea. J. D. Peacock was the* winner, Time,
IB 10.
In thO'Siz oar shell race there were 8 ea tries
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE! FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1872.
the Wahwatanine, Neptunss, and Undines. of
Erie. Distance 1( milt-s, and return. The Nep
tunes again refused to row. Oreajs mttenatioii
was expressed at this conduct. *Tbe Wanwat
some came in first Time, 19:67$ 5 Undines, sec
ond, In 20:264. Tne Undines are greatly inferior
In size, strength, and -weight# to the brawny
lumbermen, and the latter were easily the win
ners.
PUGILISTIC, B t t
Kkw Tobk, July 11 —The 15th of August next
ifl the date fixed for the heavy weight champion
rwp between Jim Mace and Ned O Baldwin.
O’Balfl win is hard at work training, at Atlantic
ncv. N. j. Mace went into training July 5, at
the Belmont Hotel, at Jerome Part Boad. The
condition of both is pronounced fine by the crop
bawd fraternity. Several more of the most
noted English pugilists have just embarked for
America.
SMELLS ABROAD.
DlOlcnlty of Discovering the Anthers ofihe
liftmtl Slink* Waited Over the City
by Ernf Soaibmai Wind—The City
Authorities Apparently Powerless.
It has bo long been believed, In Bridgeport,
and indeed in all parts of Chicago, that the
Healey Slough, was a very unhealthy spot, a
regular ulcer on the loins of the city—that it was
the oanse of many of the unsavory smells whloh
are carried along hy the south and the south
west winds, and that unless it and its accom
plice, the Ogden Blip, were shut up» pestilence
would be very apt to ensue—that it will excite
some surprise, especially down in the Sixth
Ward, when It la understood that a prominent
city officer has taken up arms in be
half of these two places. BtUl he does
not attempt an entire vindication of them from
the charges made. He is not like the enthusias
tic Scotchman who cleared the Queen of Boots at
all points, and made her white as the enow. He is
like the more moderate friend ef the celeb rated
lady in question, who admitted that she had been
concerned in two or three trifling adulteries, but
sternly denied that she had ever soiled her hands
with blood. According to the Mayor, for he is
the city officer referred to, the Healy Blongh and
Ogden Slip do smell when youget near them, but
they ate not the cause of those immense smelH
wtioh occasionally pervade our homes. They
are local, not national, stenches, and, according
to the Mayor's political system, are of little oon-
t^Q ce& l oanse of the offensive
odors, whtoh came up from the south immedi
ately alter midnight, is the rendering establish
ru*nts. whloh, Instead of complying with the
conditions of their permits, and discharging
their offensive gases under water, let them.out
Into the air. By doing this, they violate their
permits, and run the risk of haying them re
voked. But before the Board of Health takes
so serious a step, it must be proven that these
gates are let off In this improper manner, ana
that has as yet been done in no instance. The
Mayor has urged the Board to put some or all
of their Sanitary policemen on the watch at
night, in order to detect these rendering estab
lishments In violation of the law. The Board
baa given the orders, and the presumption is
that the policemen obeyed them. But they
could detect nothing. There were smells all »at>,
but they oonld not track them to their starting
point- .
Now the Mayor has done all he can do. |The
Board of Health has done all It can do. Its
members do not like to discharge the policemen
simply becauf* they oonld not And out who vio
lated a law. The Mayor knows the laws are vio
lated, bat does not like to do anything lor fear of
punishing an Innocent person. As 11 there were
snob a thing as an innocent tenderer } As for the
smells, they continue. .
Now this Is precisely one of those oases where
governmental interference la proper. It Is a cam
where the citizen cannot defend himself. Hole
not strong enough to cope with a rendering aid
and packing corporation. Even if he were
get desperate, and shoot one of the partners, tie
t-nrvivora would carry on the business Just os
before. If he and his neighbors were to tir
and sack the works, the employes would prcm
ably pour hot lard upon them till they lookad
like overgrown candies. The individual can do
nothing, and he invokes the aid of the munici
pality whloh has the power to help him.
The charter gives the Council power to pro
hibit all rendering establishments within the oicy
limits. The Board of Health has given permits
to several, however, If they will act decently,
and not be a nuisance. That they are excessively
offensive, every one knows. But tuft Board
wants a man to swear no?ill7ely that the condi
tions of the permit were violated, and that the
gases were turned Into the air and not the water;
and until one of their emp’oyes will swe#r to
this, this nuisance mast last. Ho ®Tv e 3;
that at such an hour he detect**
emerging from a certain bn***? *• SSwfekSS
smell was caused by a *i°?,£ a no*,
regulations. It is impossible W say when a po
licernsn win sit up long enough to be able to tue
“ n it‘l“a°*rarioiu face that each a^™ 8
-felt by thontanda ot persona almost every ran
uer ©Tttuiog, should be without a remedy,
lint foibldg its cure, and what is leit te a ouy
goveirment when routine is taken away l Anf
the Mayor does not want to deal with those Iwsg ,
evils, these sloughs and slips, -3L*
rendering establishment are disposed o,
but the tronble is that he has no weli-deflmd
plan for disposing of the greater evil. .
By promising to put the axe at the root. P®P{®
et cape being called on to lop oft the branhes,
,nii •inn* patting the axe to the rootisavery
difficult job, one gets rid of doing anythin/. To
avoid doing anything, promise everything. , ,
The Healey Slough Is offensive and unhaUhy
for those living neat it- It sm-no by day ad by
night- It la a nufcacce which can be aHted.
These ara a nusance
only by night. It is admitted that theirabate
meut ia difficult. Btill, slnoe they are the •for
est evil, they must be dealt with first. Never
begin by doing what you can, but what jm can
not Healey Blough must wait. Evidently the
Mayor thinks that half a loaf is not better than
no bread
CITY AFFAIRS IN BRIEF.
The Home of Correction.
The quarterly meeting ot the Board of In
epeotorf of the noose of Correction was held al
the Bridewell, oa yesterday afternoon, His
Honor, the Mayor, la the obalr. Present, Id
specters ’Wahl and Hammond, and Superintend
eat Felton.
The Superintendent submitted sundry bills *«
supplies furnished to the institution, amounttg
leg to si,4Bi 03, which were referred to the Abat
ing Committee.
A bill of $63.60 for bay and feed, famished h
October last, was ordered to be paid.
The Superintendent reported that he had fi
oeived and paid into the city treasury 1J,029.0,
for the labor of prisoners, &o, since his last ie
port.
QOu motion the salary of the clerk was fixed at
$B6O per annum.
The Superintendent said that he needed 403
drinking cups, 300 night-soil buckets for oeU use,
a light wagon and harness, and [1,200 yarJa of
prison cloth for uniforming the prisoners who
arejeiDployed in the brick yards. He was author
ized to procure them. ,
Aninapeotion of the institution by the Board
resulted in learning that there are 806 male and
103 female inmates. As many as 60 have been
received in one day, During the quarter elding
June 30, 2,078 prisoners were made happy during
•in average stay of 171-5 days. All but three of
th*m were commlttfdfor non-payment of execu
tions ranging from $2.50 to Sios—the prevailing
sentence, however, being for $4 and costs.
Everything about the House of Correction was
examined by the Inspectors, and they were very
much pleased at the order and cleanliness dis
played.
Building Permits.
The Board of Public Works issued the follow
ing building permits yesterday : Daniel EgaM*
ei ory and basement brick. 61x75 feet, noriheait
comer of Van Buren and Market streets: M. BC.
gpaldtntr. 1-story brick, 22i54 feet. No. 668 Weft
▲dame street; Gerber, Wilson & Co, 1-story aid
basement brick, 43x126 feet, corner of Franklii
and Klnzieacreet; <?. R Smith, ff-story and base
ment stone front. 26x90 feet, MadUon street ne&r
Filth avenue; Mark Dargan, 2 story and hiSi
ment brick, 26xC0, northeast comer of Clark aal
Illinois streets; New England Church, stoat
ba]ldin?,Boxl6o feet, southeast corner of Dean
born and White streets; Graddle & atratz, l-story
and basement brick, 26x36 feet. No. HI West Van
Buren street; Joseph Lawlrr, 2story brick,
20x35 feet, No. 830 South Ha’.aced street; William
Campbell, 3 story and basement brick, SSxIU
feet, southwest corner of Indiana and Weils
streets; G. E. Adame, 3-story and basement
brick, 44x70 feet, Van Boren street, between
Jefferson and Desplames extents; C. E Sinclair,
2-si ory and basement stone front, 26x30 feat,
Michigan avenue near Fourteenth street.
Chicago’s Milk Supply,
A tabular statement of the number of galtons
of milk shipped to Chicago from the principal
“tatoons on the Chicago & Northwestern &all
ro*d during the month of June is printed li the
Railway Travtlltr, as follows *.
Blank Koad 1.688
Canfield.; 3 896
DfS Plaines. 36,468
Dnnton 23,350
Palatine 16,604
Barrington.. 21400
Cary. ...... 13.472
Crystal Lake....... 3.830
Ridgefield ... 10.708
Woodstock 3,24*
Maywood .................. 1.3U
Elmhurst B,Bo'
Lombard...... ........... 6 20*
Dauby... . 4.8K
Wheaton.. 1.62 C
wjnfield.... s 44'>
Junction...... 2 640-
Wayne 6,000
Cliutonville 16<o
Elgin i:,2SB
Dundee. 91.328
a 'gorqnm, 41,000
Gilbert's.. 65 676
Huntley 1.2*6
Tefal gallons 377.6 tn
Number of gallons lor May.... 351su
Increase for Juno 2i&so
A Caustic Etpiy,
When William Grebe, who lives at No. 174 West
Randolph street, came to this country a good
many years ago, he brought with him the nfie
which be had carried in the German army. He
bad continued to preserve'the weapon as atLlo*
certstlng relic, and valued it highly, and was
sorely grieved when it was burned up lu the
gnat conflagration of Oct 6 and 9. 1871- It
occurred to him to write to Emperor William, of
Germany, for another gun, and so. through the.
German Consul in Chicago. Mr. Grebe requested
that a needle gun be sent to him. A day or two
ago the Consul received a letter from the Em
peror, written, It Is said, by the monarch's own
Band, the purport of which waa that, as President
Grant had euoh an overplus of arms to sell to
the French, Ur. Grebe had better apply to him
for a gun.
An Avalanche ot Dusky Diamonds,
On Wednesday evening s.oco tons of coal, which
was in a yard on the North Branch, rolled into
the river. It was hedged in with boxes, bat they,
nctng insufficient to eu-tsln the pressure of the
heavy and Immense piles of coal, gave wav. A
corse belonging to wlilum Oonsldme, used for
, anlirg coal out of the holds of vessels, and using
at the time of the mishap, was Instantly klUeu .
A lad who had charge of the animal was struck
play
Huntley
by several piece* of coal, and hurt to anoh an ex* t
uni that it la thought he cannot live. c
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Everything* q
Bev. V. J. Johnstone, late Befitor of the Ohnrc h
m this city, has accepted a call to e
Htn: water, Minn. t
—Mr 1 W. J. Kabos, or Detroit, has decided to r
live in Chfoaztrin the future. He is to keep a
Eurapfianhotel, whica ia now building. *
—A mar n prof'll Coot died suddenly at No. 1619 .
Botth Belated street last evening. He had been
eittitiK ou tin- dtiuratep. in apparent good health. .
« hen be fell to the sidewalk It Is supposed that ,
te«tdieeai e was th’e oanee of his death,
—John H» mlln, a seaman on the scow Radical, \
ws s held for trial In ball of flop by Comm Issiooer
Eoyre, y sterday, for having assaulted his mate, i
u uiiim Tyler, on the passage from Muskegon to
this fort. c
—snnle Stafford's low, disreputable house# on *
Fonuh avenne, w»s raided upon by the police of
the Eanlson Street Station, last evening. Four- J
teen It mates and the keeper were arrested. The ‘
propdemss of the place brought the**pull" ]
nponbertelf, as she was intoxicated and quar- '
lelsome.
—The many friends of Bev. Hr. Patterson, of
JtfTtfern Park Cburoh, will be glad to learn that
it la jonfldently expected he win reaoh the cloy
to-diy, after a Jong absence in Europe and Pat
tstiie. In anticipation of Ms arrival, his con- ]
gieatlnnholdaa social meeting at the Cburoh,
to which all the friends of the Church and its
past>r are cordially.lnvited.
—The prospects for the success of the Band of
TbeFrenoh Guard grow brighter day by day.
Fecple cannot afford to wait for the opening of i
the Ticket office, but are already making applica
nts for places. Five hundred tickets have been
ordred from Milwaukee alone. On the opening
Digit the Marseillaise will be given with peculiar
effete, Miss Goodall singing the solo.
-Mr. B P. Tiffany, bupermtendet of Pullman’s
Paace Car Company’a shop in Detroit, was pro
fited with a silver tea-set of 16 pieces by the
mo under his charge the other day. He la soon
rolake charge of the Company’s shop In this
cii?, and hie Detroit friends wish him success.
Thi local papers call him a splendid fellow, and
net-nil doubtless find many congenial associates
in Chicago.
-John Arndt, a young German employed in
tie construction of N. P. Wiley's building, at the
cirner of Washington street and Dearborn place,
was iratantly killed, at 6 o’clock yesterday atter
nenn, by falling from the fourth story to the
basement, through a hatchway. As it could not
he ascertained where he had resided, hie body
wa» removed to the Morgue, An inquest will be
held to-day.
‘“-Mies Sidney Cowell, formerly one of the
dilef attractions of the Wyndham Troupe, takes
a benefit at the Academy of Mnsio to-night*
The programme will include three sparkling
neces—“The Little Treasure,” “An Object of
merest,” and “ The Prlma Donna of a Night.”
lbs cost of the various pieces will embrace the
oonpany of the Academy, Mr. ’Ward. Miss Mon*
tagie. Miss Florence Cowell, and Charles Gid*
ders. It la hoped that the people will testify
. thdr obligations to the charming little actress,
by giving her an overflowing house.
—A Joint meeting of the Illinois State and Cook
1 County Woman Suffrage Associations will be
. held this afternoon at 8 o’clock, at the residence
: of Mrs. Brooks. No. 1603 Prairie avenue (near
• Douglas place). This meeting, appointed tor
I Tueedov, was postponed until to-day, pending
j ihe action of the Baltimore Convention. The
r mbjectof the political coarse of these assocla
• lons in the present canvass will probably be
5 fisenssed, and it is hoped that there will be a
uli attendance of the Executive Committees
) and members of the associations.
3 —Andrew Cook, a well-known cattle dealer,
1 ihdvery suddenly at his home, near the Stock
' Cards, yesterday afternoon. He was in the
: sards in the morning, but was obliged to go
I home on account of feeling unwell. Ha laid on
9 a sofa as soon as he reached bouse, and almost
s instantly expired. Heartdlseaae is supposed to
. have been the cause of Ms demise. He was a
’ -bind old gentleman,and every one who knew
I him loved him,
i —The range of yesterday’s temperature was ai
j follows, observations having been taken by E.
a de Yongh, optician, under the Sherman House#
, ©very half hour: At 7:30 a. m., 77 degrees; Bam.,
r 80; 8;30a.m.,80; 9a.m.,81; 9:30 a.m.,80; 10a
w m,80; I0:80s.m,80i It A. m.,80; 11:30 a m.,78;
1 12m.. 78; m0p.m.,78; Ip. m,80; l:Sop.m„
5 85; 2p.m..*j; 2:30 p. m., 78; 3p. m., 77; 8:30 p.
i« m,TM 4p m., 81; 4:30 p.m., 84; 6p. m.. 84; SSO
p.Ui.,E4;6p m ,83.in the shade. At 1:30 p.m.
!•* it© meronry indicated 103 degrees in the sun.
y —The prominent arrivals at the Grand Central
s Hotel, yesterday, vero as follows; James H.
r, Eaton, wife and iwo children, Deoorah, laj Geo.
.V h Hun phrey. R. K- Simmons, and w. O. Jen**,
d New York; E. 8. Harrison, Baltimore; C. E.
1- Willis. Green Bay; E. W Landon and daughter,
le Mlif, Mich; L. L. Clark. Kalamazoo; E C.
•;. Bmai t, Hadis on. Vf is; E B.Hide,Hannlbal,Mo.;
;o c. O. Greene. Troy; Hon. H. O. Segcnan. Mll
« wankei; Judge T. L Loomis, Carhondale, Iowa;
H E AUsandrr?New York; John Thompson, Du
kt buqne; Freeman Graham. Freeman Graham, Jr.,
.s ana Biron Graham. Rockford, 111; Thos. Me
>• Bheeley, Lafayett©. inrt.
INDIANA.
Bank Bobber Arrested—Ballroad fllat*
ten.
special Despatch to The Chicago Tribane.
Indianapolis, July 11.—A notations thief,
named Charles D. Vorhls, who confessed to the
robbery of the Merldan Savings Bank, in this
City, 0/ $25,000, some weeks since, was arrested
here today; but, since his arrest, he denies all
knowledge or the robbery, and claims that he was
in jail at Cincinnati at the time the bank was
robbed. He was he<d in default of $25 000 bail.
The President of the Indiana & Illinois Central
Ba>iroad, between this city and Decatur, 111.,
pnbiitut« a card, in which he denies that his
road has btc* *oiu or leased to another road. Ha
►ays it will be bum-. thponch Parke County, Ind ,
toad will soon be running between the Indiana
State line and Decatur, 111.
The Suicide Plania,
Special Despatch to The Chicago TribtUlQ.
Fort wai'NE, July II —a brother of the man
Dorman, who committed suicide immediately
alter bearing of the lynching of the Mercer
County desperadoes, out his throat with a razor,
yesterday. after returning heme from his broth
er's funeral. He severed the jugular vein, and
nltd m a few minutes The self-warder of these
two brothers is attributed to their haring been
in. some mysterious manner implicated in the
ioul treatment of the murdered girl.
Fatal Gom Explosion*
Marion, July 11.— About 7 o'clock this morn
ing, an explosion of gas occurred in the cellar of
Conway's Cottage Saloon, on Second attest. A
colored man, named Elias ‘Wallace, employed in
the saloon, started to enter the cellar for some
purpose, carrying a lighted lamp. No sooner did
the gas come In contact with the lamp than an
explosion took place. Wallace was burned in a
most horrible manner. His head Is literally des
titute of hair, while hla shoulders, arms, and
bands are badly bu<ned. Bertha Johnson, a col
ored child. U months old, was sitting on the
floor of the room immediately above the cellar
where the explosion occurred, and was so badly
injured that she has since died. The floor was
torn up, aud the building otherwise damaged by
the shock. .
’ ILLINOIS.
Browned While In Bathing.
Special Despatch to The uhioagv Tnonne’
GENESEO, July 11.— While a Sunday School pic
nic were enjoying themselves in Allen’s Qro 76,
about three miles from this city, yesterday, soue
of the large hoys, contrary to the Superintend
ent's repeated orders, went in bathing in the
river near by. They had been in but a short
time, when Ofcar Whitcomb got into a deep
bole, and, not being able to swim, was drown
iDif, Wien il9 brother Pliny rushed to Ms assist
ance, hut, he ben)* no swimmer, the? were noth
drowned, although the ocher hoys old all la
their power to rei-cne them, and two of them
were nearly drowned, also, while so doing. The
bod* of the your seat was recovered last-night,
and'the oldest this morning. The sad accident
oasts a gloom over the entire city, as they were
highly respected, and the entire support of their
aged parents,who are farmers. They were aged
16 and 18 The Coroner’s Jury rendered a verdict
in accordance with the above facts.
WEST VIRGINIA.
Serious Railroad Accident,
Greefbbiar White sulphur Springs, West
Va., July 11.—A serious accident, occurred ihla
morning on the railroad, fifteen miles from here.
as a construction train was passing over the
second oiopeicg ol the Greenbriar River, the
temporary bridge gave way, precipitating the
tram into the river, and completely wrecking
the engine and two material oars. The engineer,
named Hill, and fireman, named Upshaw, were
instantly killed. Four laborers were killed and
tlvo won&ded. The accident occurred on that
portion ot the road, -west or tnis place, in course
of construction toward the Ohio River, and was
not open to the travelling public.
WASHINGTON,
POSTAL EXTENSION.
Washington, July ll.—An extenslotr ol the
postal service was ordered to day on the Chica
go, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, between Co n
never and Decorah. lowa.
CHICAGO POST OFFICE.
The Attorney General, Postmaster General,
and Secretary of the Treasury met, to day, at tee
rooms of the latter, to consider plana of the new
(mllding to be erected at Chicago, lor which Con
gress appropriated, last winter, four million dol
lars. Oiie million two hundred thousand dollars
was spent in buying real estate. This hardly
leaves a sufficient balance to erect enoh a build
ing as Mr. Mullet has designed. The Commission
adjourned until tomorrow without takinguny
action on the subject.
Beautiful Suburban Property.
Elsewhere in to-day's tribune will be noticed
the advertisement of a great peremptory auction
sale of lots at Washington Heights. This is one
of the most important land ealeaever announced
in Chicago, and should command the earnest
thought and attention of every laboring man,
mechanic, clerk, and man of small income in the
city ,ae by this sale are afforded opportunities such
os are of rare occurrence for the purchase of
pleasant suburban homes, easy of access, at low
prices and on easy terms. No one .who has
vielted Washington Heights needs to he told of
its charming natural beauties, which have been
enhanced by tbe erection ot large numbers of
cosy cottage residences, so that it is now one of
tbe most delightful of Chicago’s aubnxba. Bead
the advertisement and then arrange to attend
che sale.
The Washington El fa Insurance Company.
No one will fall to be convinced of the sound
ness and desirability of life insurance when
placed ia a company ot the high standing and
able managementof the Washington Life Insur
ance Company, of New York, a statement con
cerning which appears elsewhere in the columns
of The Tribune to-day. When a company makes
pooh a protection lor its poller-holders as to In
vest Its assets in euoh securities, holding $175 -
i sta.B7 in invested aesets over all Its UablUilcß.lt
1 can safely be recommended to the public. Paw
men can afford to be without insurance in some
good life company each as the Washington.
Telegraphic Brevities*
Miss Chase and a married els'or, of Topeka.
Kan • were drowned In Walnut Creek, Tuesday
while bathing
—The total amount of railroad property, as to-
32,680
turned by the several Boscd* of County Auditors ,
of Ohio, for 1872, U 1«8.172.5A*. The total amount,
as equalized by th* State Bovrd or Equalization,
Ib 168 Bid 046. The increase the equalization j
Of 1871 IB $34,370,364.
—The newe from Pope County, Ark, is still
excltlßg Ida said the militia ledlsarming every
body, and a general state of uneasiness and ter
ror prevails.
—The Grand Jury of Franklin, La ,
f cfend a true bill for assault and ti boery against
the District Attorney, M. B. Merchant. The ac
cused gave bail.
“Tbe break in the Erie Canal at Amsterdam, is
oeariy repaired, and boats will be able to pass
on Saturday,
—The Jury in the ovie of Patrick Morrissey, on •
liial at Buffalo, lor murdering bis mother a few
weeks since, returned a verdict of murder in the
firstrerree. .
—commencement occurred at Amherst to
day. The degree of A. M. wa* conferred on Sam
uel H. Em a ry. Jr ,of Quincy Hi,
—A nmi-ber of prisoners confined in the oounty
tail, at Qolnoy. made an ineffectual attempt to
©t-cape yesterday. They had forced a passage
through the prison wall, but were discovered by
the keepers.
KAPOIiEOirS GEMEBAXS.
Jnalde View of the French Ibtmlob el
Dexlce—Bazalme , e Ambliion* Ikuplicliy
end Avarice*
Pails Letter to the London News.
The greater part of the Imperial corre
spondence was destroyed by the burning or
tbe Tnilerieß,bni some letters were preserved
at the national archives. A series has just
been published which throws an extraordi
nary fight npon the men who were eminent
Generals under the empire. In this corres
pondence there are seventeen letters from
Gen. Felix Donay, giving his opinion of the
conduct of Marshal Bazaine in Mexico.
Gen. Donay, a gallant Alsatian, renowned
in the armv,is a man of the highest respect
abiliiy. “I know,” says Donay, “that Ba
zaine hates me because I will neither be hia
dupe nor bis accomplice.” One of tbe letters
says: “Bazaine made a tool of the stupid
Maximilian. He thought of nothing but his
own ambitions plans. He surrounded himself
with mendevoid of capacity as of character.
Bis Plans were tbe ‘sublime of absurdity.' He
pretended to direct from his arm-onair in
Mexico the least evolutions of the smallest
detachment of the army, and the result; was,
that n-eiroents marched to the North ia pur
suit of bands which were in the South, and
rice versa.” When General Csstolneau was
cent by the B'i peror on a special mission to
recommend Maximilian to abdicate, Bazaine
played a double game. He signed the requi
sition to Maximilian calling for his abdica
tion, bub privately recommended him to
stand firm* A subsequent letter says: “ Ba
zaine’s game is well known. He has married
a Mexican ; he ia drunk with ambition; and
seriously dreams of the fortune of a Berna
dotie. in such a country as this and with
bis power, the scheme is not altogether
chimerical.” When it was decided
that tbe Frencu army was to come
away from Mexico, Bazaine, accord
ing to General Donay, deferred
the evacuation in order to realize money,
and his agent was Colonel Boyer, . the
same who, with. the title of
General Boyer, was sent by Bazaine
from Metz to Chiaelhurat. In this
series of correspondence are found some
letters addressed from Mexico toM. Pletri,
the Prefect of Police, by the Court favorite,
tbe Marquis de Gallifet. This eminent Im
perial General gave as bad, and worse, an
account of tbe men under his command, as
FaMaff did of the recruits with whom he
would not march through Coventry. He said
his corps had robbed to theextentof 750.000*.;
that they were an undisciplined, cowardly,
drunken lot, and worse than the brigands
whom they were in the habit of shooting
down. He boasted of the number of prison
ers he had executed,, and said: If you
► want to make a collection of execution ropes,
: I shall he able to give you some thoroughly
* genuine ones.” This Marquis wrote from
• Mexico tbe followine jovial letter to a friend
in Paris ■ “Get me a place at tbe Varieties
1 for L» Belle Helene, on May 1, ISC7, and tell
H. I. H.. the Imperial Prince, that next year
’ we will celebrate the anniversary of his
birthday by an easy victory over the Proa
, eiane." Such-were the Generala of the Em
pire.
The Death of Btbttt Prntz.
krom the New York Express,
Germany mourns In the death of Robert
Prntz, who expired on the 34th of June, at
Stettin, in bis 57th year, the loss of her
greatest literary historian and critic, of one
of her sweetest lyric poets and best novel
ists. Be was born at Stettin, on the 10th of
May, 1816, and st udied philosophy and phi
lology at Berlin, Breslau, and Halle, where
he became a Doctor of Philosophy in hia
20th year. He joined the so-called Young
German Literary School, which had such
able leaders in Carl Gntzkow, Henry Laube,
Arnold Enge, and George Herwegb, and, in
consequence, was at once exposed to the per
secutions of the reactionary Governments
of Germany. In 1839 he became assistant
editor of the SalUscheJahriucTier, the famous
organ of revolutionary Young Germany, and
in IS4I he published his first work on Ger
man literature, the “Goettingen Diohter
bnnd.” A fiery poem of his, entitled “ What
a King!” caused his arrest, and after
Ufe7thTpbncTnever allowing 'hmftolivalu
any place longer than a few_ days, Finally
Halle was designated to him by the Prussian
Government as his permanent place of resi
dence. There he wrote some of hia beat
works, among them his "History of German
Joarnalitm.-wiiioh was moat favorably re
ceived. In 154.5 bo began to issue a series of
tradgedies, “Manrico of Saxony," “Charles
de Bonrbon,” &0., all remarkable for the
elegance of their style and the fearless revo
lutionary sentiments of the anthor. In ISGC
Plutz applied for permission to deliver a
series of lectures on literary subjects, but
was informed by lbs Government that “dis
repntablo” characters like him could not
obtain such a privilege. The intercession of
friends, however, secured him permission to
deliver a few public lectures at Berlin on
German and foreign literature. In 1847.
Prntz, who by that time had become one of
the leading critics of his country, went to
Hamburg, where he was glad to accept the
position of examiner of npw nlays at the
Stadt Theatre at a salary of S3OO a year. He
hailed the revolution of 1848 with unbounded
delight, and went atonce to Berlin, where he
became one of the leaders of the Democratic
party, until the eetting-iu of the reactionary
tide compelled him to return to private life.
He went to Stettin, where ho made Bis
marck's acquaintance, and it was owing to
the latter's influence that the Government
confeired on him, despite his revolntibnary
tendencies, a Professorship at the University
of Halle. For nine years he filled that posi
tion with eminent success, and besides the
lectures which he delivered to large audien
ces of students, published numerous works,
moat of which were widely circulated and
will hold apcrmanent place in the literature
of their country. Failing health
compelled him in 1858 to resign his
Professorship, and he returned to] Stettin,
where he thenceforth devoted himself for
years to earnest studies of difficult ques
tions of literary history. Hia productive
ness as an anthor, during this period, was
truly surprising. Essays, novels, poems,
flowed incessantly from his fertile pen, and.
while his fame as a literary historian and
learned critic was constantly growing, he
became a favorite of the lovers of the best
class of fiction. As a literary oritiohe stood
nnrivalled in German literature, and when,
in ISOI. he started upon a lecturing tour
tbrongh Germany and Holland, be was
everj where received with marked distinc
tion. It is not creditable to the German
people that this eminent man always re
mained poor, and that in his last years he
had to accept a pension, trom the SoluUer-
Stiftnng.
Narrow Escape from an Elephant,
[Prom the Mexico (Mo.) Messenger, j
As Dr. Humphrey was riding north from
Mexico on Tuesday morning of this week,
and when about three miles out on a by
road, his attention was suddenly arrested by
the screams of a man in front, who was run
ning with all his might and throwing np bis
bauds for the doctor to stop. He soon com
prehended the situation, and discovered that
the man waa being boretied by a
large elephant Pr. Humphrey fortunate
ly founa an aperture in a
fence through which he hurriedly
paesed, and turns fdrove atonnd “ hia high
ness.” Safely past, ho returned to the
road, but had gone only a short distance
when the elephant turned and pursued him.
The doctor quickened the gait of his steed,
and suddenly dashed upon a great dromeda
ry rising from the side of the road. The
sight frightened the doctor’s horse, which
turned around, tipped over the boggy, throw
the doctor against a fence, and departed
with the buggy at full speed. The doctor
was but slightly harmed, but the buggy was
broke into fragments.
Teasel* Passed Detroit,
Detroit, July 11.—Passed Dr-Props Fouu
tain Citv. Chicago, Thomas Scott; bark Rea,
White, and Blue; eehr Extie, Oak Leaf. Idaho,
Dona'dson. Butcher Boy, A. C, Marshall, Ata
unto. Dundee, L M. Mason.
Passed Down —Prop Ontonagon; bark Jennie
Grabam : schrs Fayette Brown, Marian Egon,
Commerce, Athenian, Llbbie Nau, York State. .
WiND-Soothwcst. _ _, _
bpeclal Despatch to The Chicago Tribune.
Detroit, July h.-Passed Ur-Propa Win
slow, India, Blanchard; bark J. P. March;
fobrs ManmVe Valley, AJva. Bradley, Bau Ja
cinto, Swallow, American, Yankee, Cortez, A. G.
M'>rey.
Pafsf.d Down-Props East, Bolota; bars S V,
B Waison : eobrs S P. Ely, Thomas Sheldon,
Eilzs Qerlsoli, David Wells.
Wim>—South.
Illlß.ls Blver News,
IABAiiB, 111,, July n.—RiTBE-Arrivea
oanal boat Waterloo, Iron Pern, With com lor
Obiosno. ~
Departed—Nothing.
Canal— Passed in—Waterloo, corn, for Chi
cago Passed ont—Man*ank,2W Backset floor,
pern s Bouchard. light. Pern.
Eight feet four inches of water oa the miter
eiii.of .LookiP.
Trinity College*
Hi htford. Ct, July 11.—At the oommsooemant
of Trinity College to-day, the degree of Master of
Arta was conferred on O. Harrison, of Sewanee,
Teon., and Doctor of Divinity on Saw John Scar
borough, ol Pittsburgh, Pa. *
Obltaary.
Philadelphia, July 11.— Davtd Paul Brown*
the eminent lawyer ,<ued this morning.
QEBMANY AND THE NEXT FOPS.
H»n European P«wm the Right to In
terfere With the Election!
Orsaa «■ ilae Question —The Cbarscire
of the Retr Peotiff to be Coßtldered Bn
fore Appearing itae choice.
t^ h ® e niieBtion of the policy to he adopted at
tho attention 1 election continues to occupy
press, and an intereskopJE?®.”
and historical bearings ofHft# J e j? a r
jurf: been published in the dllegemeine s&L
“Though,” says the writer, “by the elec
toral law decreed by Gregory ‘XV., on the 26r,h
af November. 1021, which still regulates the
procedure at Papal elections, each elections
ore to be independent, they have, as a mat
ter of fact, always been influenced by out
siders. No trace remains, it is true, of the
former participation of the Noman people
in this ceremony; bat the straggles of the
Pazzi, the Medici, and the Borgia, for the
Papal tiara, are still remembered. Siaoe
Gregory YEt. the interference in the con
claves of the Gothic Kings and the Byzan
tine and German Emperors, which had pre
viously been practiced with varying success,
has lost its validity; the only relic of lay
influence which was left was the veto exer
cised, through, a Cardinal specially dele
gated for that purpose, by Aus
tria, France, Spain, and Naples, when
ever there was a probability of
the election having a result which,
would be displeasing to any of these powers.
Although, however, the right of interference
is no lunger recognized, a prominent part
has been played at all the elections of the
last two hundred years by the Governments
at Vienna and Pan’s, and by the Roman no*
bility,—to say nothing of the ©lection at
Venice in the year 1800, of Pope Pins VII.,
under the influence of Austria, and in direct
opposition to that of France.” “Under
present circumstances,” the writer con
tinues, “ it will be impossible for the powers
1 to maintain the same reserve as they did to
the Ecumenical Council; for the disregard
of the warnings of Prince Hobenlohe and
Count Darn, has produced results which are
row patent to all the. world. * * The
Italian Government la no way bound by the
guarantee laws passed in 1870, for, the "Sati
can having refused to recognize them, they
have not come into full operation j and the
right of veto formerly passed by Naples
might fairly be claimed by the new Italian
Kingdom. But the powers will this tame
rot be satisfied with the veto alone. They,
and Italy especially, cannot permit a stats
of tMrgs to continue which places the whole
of the Roman Catholic Christendom, with a
territory extending the whole worm
and a population of more than one hundred,
and filty million souls, under the rtue of an
oligarchy of some thirty-sis Italian
Cardinals, all pledged to the dogma
of infallibility ana to a hostile
policy toward the Italian Government.
There is not a single Spaniard, hreuoh
man, Englishman, oc American
among the Cardinals residing in Rome who
has a right to take part in a Papal election;
there is but one German, and he is only at
Rome by accident—his vote would be as
good as lost. Hitherto the powers have tol
erated the slavish aubmiesiveness of the !
Bishops of Rome, and their autocratic pre
tensions in regard to the Roman Catholic
laity ; bnt they will now have an opportune- !
ty of putting an end to the disputes which
have prevailed for ten centuries between the
Roman hierarchy and the various States,
and to free their Roman Catholic subjects
from the intellectual subservience which
has so long been imposed upon them.”
The following extracts are from a very
significant article published in the North
German Gazette, the special organ of Prince
Bismarck, on the 20th of last month:
“ To all countries in which the Roman
Catholic religion is received as it is in Ger
many, or tolerated as it is m England, the
position of the Pope is of snch extraordinary
importance that the choice of a successor
cannot be weighed with too much delibera
tion.
“ The choice for Pope cannot be a matter
of indifference to any Government with
Catholic subjects. Such Governments are
compelled to examine conscientiously if they
can approve the choice which has been made
before they can in reality give full power to
the new Pontiff, who Is called to exercise
most extensive rights upon their territories;
rights which>in certain points of view, ap
proach sovereignty itself.
“a. Pope whom tho totality or even
majority of European sovereigns should
consider themselves hound not to recognize
would be as impossible as a Bishop who
should attempt to exercise his functions in
any country without being recognized by
the Government,
“ The ancient independence of Bishops
kept within moderate limits the influ
ence of the Papacy, and only yielded
to a central power when it involved
the unity of the Church, which was emphat
ically federal. In countries where the
Bishops were subjects of temporal sovereigns
the governments had very rarely anything
to do with, the Pope concerning the affairs
of the Church,
41 This ancient independence of the Bishops
has been destroyed. The concordats made
at the commencement of the present century
have for the first time created more direct
and intimate relations between the Govern
luviuis rtua
“ The Council of the Vatican, whose deci
sion not only respecting the infallibility,
bnt the jurisdiction of the Pope, have put a
i seal upon the submission and dependence of
the Bishops, in the senseof a complete Papal
| system, has completely changed the sitna-
I tion of the Pops towards the Governments,
! By virtue of the decision of the Vatican the
I Pope can, in each diocese, take away from the
1 2;« hop the rights which he enjoys, and snp-
Ipi ant Bishop’s power with his own. The
I diocesan power thus absorbed by the ec
-1 clesiastical central power; the Popd has be
come a universal Bishop; and it only de
pends upon him to act practically in each
case toward the Governments as the holder
of rights which belong to him, and which
are only indirectly employed by the Bishops,
jure propria, and rather as in partem soUdiud
inis tjus vocaius. The Bishops are nothing bat
instruments of the Pope, his respon
sible functionaries. Towards the Govern
ments' they are nothing hut officials of a
foreign sovereign, and, what is more, of a
sovereign who, by the proclamation of the
infallibility doctrine, is one of themoss com
plete and perfect absolutism.
“Before yielding such a position to any
future Pope, before permitting him to exer
cise any such rights over their subjects, the
Governments 'will be forced to consider if
the personal character of the new Pontiff
offers such guarantees as they have right to
demand, in order to prevent his abuse of so
great a power.”
LOST BAGGAGE.
A Plan to Swindle » Railroad Company
out of $3,800. *
Fiom the Detroit Free Press, July 7.
Some two years ago a man living at Mon
roe, whose wife Was visiting friends at Wind
sor, had his house and mearly all his goods
destroyed by fire. Concluding to remove to
Windsor and commence anew, he packed a
small trunk and three boxes with what goods
be had saved, and marked them with his
name to be sent to Windsor. The goods ar
rived here and were crossed to Windsor, and
nothing was heard of them for a mouth.
Then the owner came over to the officials of
the Southern Railroad and informed them
that he had not received his boxes. The
company at once set to work to hunt them
up, and men were sent to every station on
the road, clear through to the Falls, up and
down other roads, and it was a great mystery
what bad become of the goods. Detectives
were then employed, but they had no bet
ter luck, and it was finally con
cluded that the goods had been stolen.
Detectives then went to work to fer
ret out the thieves, but they conld get no
trace of them. As it became apparent that
the company conld not find the goods, the
owner grew more pressing in his demands
that they should be found. When asked the
value of them, he named a figure so much
higher than was thought to oe reasonable,
that the officials refused to pay. and t*ne
search was renewed again, though with no
better success than before. The man claimed
that the boxes were filled with silk dresses,
jewelry, aad other costly articles, enough iu
value to amofint to # $3,800, and he finally
commenced suit against the Companyior
that amount. , ~ ,
The suit was to have been called one day
last week, and there seemed no show for the
Company to prove, what every one thought,
that the owner of the boxes had valued
them at ten times their worth. The depot
officer, Jerry O’Connor, who had six years'
experience on the police force, concluded to
have his hunt after the boxes, and tbe day
before the suit crossed over to Windsor.
Going into the depot building, he rum
maged around in the dark corners, and
presently came upon the entire lot of boxes,
piled up and entirely forgotten. He then
wentto a man working on a boat who has
the same name as that on the boxes, and,
charging him withknowingsomething about
the goods, the man owned up his share in the
transaction. The boxes coming to his name,
he had carted them home, and this act
cleared the records of the Custom Haase and
freight agent. Finding that the boxes were
for some one else, he took them back, and
they were taken into the depot with the
idea that tbe right man would soon call.
He was notified several times, but although
in Windsor for a year, and knowing that his
boxes were there, he refused to remove
them, and declared to the railroad Company
that they were lost and he most be repaid.
The suit fell through in an hoar after tbe
discovery of the boxes, and the goods were
brought to this side. They do not contain
the value of SIOO, but the owner swore to a
value of 13,800. and might have recovered at
least half of that sum.
JTttrenlle Drprxrlifi
An apparently incredible instance of jnvon
fie depravity was reported from the town 01
Vestal in Broome County, N. Y„ a day or . t
since. Frederick Landon, a boy or io
badatriflingdispute with his father, who is
pretty well advanced in years, about some
work on the farm. Something that was ea a
rankled in the boy’s breast, and the nex
morning he determined to compass the o a
man’s death. When the latter went w we
woods to markont some work, the son
lowed him, armed with a can, ijyjoel
large shot and three bnUeta. Hiding
dodging behind brashes, bo watched h a op
portnnity, and when hegotthe o|d gentje^
man in good range, hetlww aw y
charge took effect m the back, ana.
wonder the victim was not hi lied instantly.
■Bnt lie showed unmistakMe signs of life
alter ho fell, when the nnnatnrai son rush
td npon him with an instrument nsel in
pee] inghart. and struck him a terrific blow
in the head. The old man still stirred ocra
sionally, and the young fiend tried hard ro
complete the crime by pelting the almost
inanimate body with stones and beating it
with a club, but the hoy's mother arrived
noon the scene josh in time to save the poor
man’s life. He was terribly injured, bat it
is believedhe will survive.>as he wacnotjhort
in a vital part. The aon feigned msaaitv, hat
■wnsarrested and is now awaiting eiamina
county jail.
BAEE-FOuZT-^-
Arrival of Thlr«T-nlß© Banished
frmtn Gn»t«m»2n-P«rtJcalar» of Their
Txraunenl—Appearance and Prospect**
From tie San Francisco Chronicle, July Z. w
By the steamer Sacramento, which arrived
yesterday morning, there came thirty-nine
monks or friars, who had been exiled from
Guatemala by the party in power. The am
gnlar appearance of this parLy of mem in
their strange foreign garb, attracted univer
sal attention to the wharf and in. the streets
through which theypassed..
Notice of their arrival having been sent to
the Jesuit brethren of St. Ignatius College*
on Market street, they were speedily trans
ferred to that place, and later in the day a
Chronicle reporter was detailed to ascertain
ihe-particulars of their unexpected coming.
The brothers here had no notice of their in
tended arrival, and were taken entirely by
surprise in the matter, but with their accus
tomed zeal and energy soon made the neces
sary arrangements for th* ir comfort.
The party numbers, as has been stated?
tlirty nine—of whom eight axe of the Do
minican order and Franciscan
friars of the Capuchin order. Their cloth
ing is of the coarsest material, and iu barely
sufficient quantity to serve the needs of
health. The Capuchins havetheirfeet bare,
with the exception of slight sandals barely
sufficient to protect the soles while walking,
and all of them have a portion of the head
shaven. Upon reaching their temporary
home it was ascertained that six of toe par
ty were very sick, and these were removed
to St. Mary's Hospital, where they will bo
properly cared for. Among these is one who
was the original founder of the missions in
Guatemala, and who is now 72 years of age.
The hardships incident to the eoforced voy
age, and the grief and distress brought on
by the rupture of tne ties which bonnd him
to the land to which he had devoted his life,
have affected him so seriously that the phy
sicians who have been called upon to attend
the sufferers are of the opinion that he will
probably die before many day s elapse.
The cause which led to tha snddeu exodus
of this body of holy fathers, as given by
them, is to the effect that the Progressionist
party in Guatemala, under the Presidency
of Miguel Garcia Grepado, having obtained
lull possession of theiGovernmeut, gave cre
dence to the tumor that the friars were en
gaged in intrigues to defeat their plena and
restore the old Government. This the
priests entirely deny, claiming, on the con
trary, to have been engagedsololy in the dis
charge of their religions duties, in accord
ance with their vows and obligations. On
the morning of the 27th of June, while en
gaged mthfii usual wort in their respective
convents, the military, acting under orders
from General Hufino Barrios, Commandet
in-Chief, surrounded these places and took
all the brothers into custody. They were
not permitted to make any preparations for
their departure,and, with theexception of a
few blankets, hastily gathered up by some of
them, took nothing. They were then taken
into the street, just as they were found, and
there placed in. line between files of soldiers,
who had orders to fixe upon any oneattempt
ing to leave the line, or any citizen
attempting to succor them. Thus
situated they marched
to the landing in the port of Cnampenco,
amid the tears and lamentations of the peo
ple whose sympathies were with tuem
throughout. The picture drawn by them of
the consternation of their faithful follow
ers upon being thus ruthlessly deprived of
their spiritual advisers, and the loud out
cries against their banishment, is one of
thrilling interest. But despite these pro
tests they were place d on board the steamer,
and, in one hour from the time of thaic ar
rest, were being carried away .from their
homes and their people.. They speak in
terms of warm commendation of their treat
ment on board the Sacramento. In speaking
of the revolutionary Government by which
they were exiled, they compare it to the
Gommnne of Paris, stating that, m all easen
tialpoints, it is the same in spirit ana act,
and look upon its triumphs as that of the
worst species of rank infidelity.
They have arrived here literally penniless
and destitute even of the clothing necessary
for their comfort in this climate, and the
Brethren of St. Ignatius will gladly receive
such donations as the charitably inclined
may give for their relief. Those of the party
who are of the Franciscan order profess
evangelical poverty, and .axe not permitted
to possess any money whatever other than
that absolutely required for each day’s
needs, and at tffe time of their seizure wore
entirely without means of any kind. As
may be expected the entire party are weary
arnfsod. and it will require several days of
rest and seclusion oexore jiu r putUvaiwa
other than those which our reporter was
able to glean in a brief interview can be ob
tained. _
END OP AN EVENTFUL LIFE,
Death of €oIob«I John IX, Rivers.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer, July jO.
The newspapers of yesterday contained
the announcement that John 11. Rivers bad
died. To most of tbe readers of the notice,
it was received with but a passing thought.
To many, however, who knew the subject of
the notice in his lifetime, it brought to their
recollection the history of one of the most
remarkable lives that men have probably
led on earth.
John H. Rivers, or, as he was generally
called, by those who knew him, Colonel Riv
ers, was an Englishman by birtb, having
been bom in London, in 1702. At the age of
16 his father bought him an Easigu's com
mission in the East Indian army.
While in that army his command was trans
ferred to the Peninsula, where he served, a
short campaign. Subsequent to his entering
the army his father moved to Jamaica,
where he owned a large coffee plantation.
There his father died. His attention being
needed on the plantation, Eorign Rivers
traded his commission in the East Indian
army for a similar position in the West In
dian army, intending to manage the planta
tion and maintain his military standing.
Finding this to be impracticable, ho sold hia
commission and devoted himself exclusively
to the raising of oozfeo. At this time he was
immensely wealthy, and had all the pleas
ures which wealth conld bring. He had his
town residence in Kingston, where he lived
during the healthy season, and also his plan
tation back on the hills. Here he was ac
customed to the life of a King* almost. Hia
hospitality was much sought after, he fre
quently entertaining as many as fifty or
sixty persona for a week at a time. His es
tate,waa managed by a steward, and he was
free to give himself up to the sports of the
day.
To all this splendor andmagninceuce there
came an end. Most of Colonel Rivers*
wealth, which he inherited at the death of
his father, consisted*of negroes. In 1333.
when Great Britain emancipated the slaves
of the West Indies, tbe greater part of hia
wealth was swept awav. By the act eman
cipating the slaves, their owners were given
$33 apiece for them by Great Britain. Most
Of Colonel Rivers' slaves were worth $3OO
apiece. By this means alone he lost several
hundred thousand dollars. After emancipa
tion the slaves did not work well. Colonel
Rivera found himself losing money. Finally,
with only a remnant of his immense wealth,
$200,000, be sold out and moved to Canada.
There he lived in good style, moved in the
best circles, and was appointed Colonel of a
Colonial regiment. His habits of Ipxury.
and his inattention to a careful expenditure
of money, together with the support ora
large family, gradually reduced hia patri
mony. After some years' residence in Cana
da, he came to the States, and. after moving
about considerably, . brought up m
Hew Orleans, having bat $lO,OOO
left. That was soon gone. la
IS4S be came to Cincinnati penniless, with a
large family of children. # Here he settled
down and remained. Major Daniel Gano
took him into the County Clerks office,
where he continued to work as Deputy Clerk
and copyist until three weeks ago, when.he
was compelled to give up ou account.of being
prostrated by the disease which ended with
his death night before last.
The Colonel was a man in the eighty-first
year of hia age. When younger he>Bto9dBtx
feet four inches, and large in |
late vears hehasstooped considerably, owing
habit formed bywrmngover*
desk. His conversational powers were ex
traordinarv: his language always pure, and
of a briSTant polish, which radicated hia
character of a well-bred gentleman. Singn
larasitmay seem, hia fall from the station
which he occupied did not aflect the course
of his life. He was always jolly and good
natured, though having nothing but the
labor of his hands to rely upon
He leaves a widow and one son, the latter
married. T
An Extraordinary Scene.
ii^ni
tDonney boou. v Btnpor for some time,
?artjy d fton? sand-strangulation, and partly
from immersion. It ls . at “3?{L tlia '' Small had
been drinking rather heavily.
-The New York World porresnrmdent ad
mired the regularity of the habits ofth*
Docbeeter girl who keeled over m» at a
i o'clock every alternooa at the Jaoues

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