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i7-ka - ''TL, T-fS-iaw frrfJl at v -- - i -a LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, TJaURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1871. .5s?3 CmHSTmu 9. aUAwtlnar,Jaa.Uei.j Vc ME WW -Ijppj- PU t I n N- . I!. V- & She 1 i i-Vmtes Jriirrafj, - 'FtJar'l'' r . U rt - if i-5h.-- -j. :,. :- i-i ,- .. Wukh i"158 THUBSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1871. BIFCBLICAS C9CBTT TICKET. J'oa SaEBrr . 1 on Tuakjbu 1 ob Bbcobsbb or Peek. W. H. BOXD. GEOBUE 8. SMITH. a C MAST. j ok Clue. A. B. KEIXEB M. D. PABUX. C VAH DDTN. J OK SCBVEVOB. 1 OK OOBOBEB I-or Sailboad Aasxaaor- -IA11E8 MEDILL. 'OK &BXATOB. C. B, JENMSOS. Vr Btepr Btatlvee. 1IBCT WABD .DB.-H. STEIN. rruBD WABD,. S. MABCHAV. 6. . tTTA- if. J. PABBOTT. JACOB WTKTEBS. n r BABXEB.. 1UIXD Willi, - . ,,, BOVBTH WABP, TWESTT-TBIXD DISTBICT TWKJtTT-FOCKTM DISTBICT- S tan-nm outbict .CJ.HALSIEAD Far Canary BIEIT WABD- . 8. PX.UMHEB BVOOXO .ISAAC YUUSU. ENOS BOOK. TU1KD WAKD- -O. OEIOEB. TWEtTT-THIBD DISTKICT ' "ISZ VWKHTT-rOCBTH DOTEICT O. S. HIATT. TW.trrT-nrTH diktbict A. a WILLIAMS, llMSM W - . -... IB TICKET. Tjie Convention yesterday met, mod with B.re unanimity and good feeling, placed in aomination tbe ticket which we have at the kead of out columns. It is true that each ad every man on that ticket is not the one We would have named. It it also true that the reader would not have named all the B.vored ones, and it is probably true that no two men in the county' would have, without Consultation, fixed upon the name men. In fl.is case, as in other similar instances, the S'ual forms have been gone through with. The people voted fordelcgates at the primary Siecting, and the delegates voted their dioice in the Convention, so that we must arceprthe ticket ai the aggregated judg ment of the people. The ticket, as a whole, is a good one, and Will command mare than the average vote of tiie party. Work must always be done to cerate a full vote, and we think the candi dates and their lriends will see to it that a thorough canvass of the county is made. SHERIFF. W. H. Bond was nominated by a large Majority for Sheriff. Mr. B. has long been resident of our city. He is an active, capable, wide-awake man; a good worker, with a forty noire steam power in iim, that, with the good backing he has, will surely make him the Sheriff of Leaven Worth county for the next two years. FOR TREASURER. Ceo. S. Smith wis the almost unanimous ahoice of the Convention. Mr. S. ha, for any years, been engaged in the wholesale dry goods trade, is a capable man, who, in BJB business, has commanded the confidence f the mercantile community, and who, as the next Treasurer, will carefully guard the interests of the county. REGISTER OF DEEDS. C C Mast was nominated by acclamation. Be has been Register ior the past two years, aad his renomination is a much stronger en dorsement ot him than anything we could ay. He has served the county faithfully fan past two year, and will serve them as kOBestly the next two years. XOB COUXTY CLERK. A. B. Keller, of Alexandria, was Domi nated on the third ballot. He is a son of "Old Uncle George," and if he is one half as good, and true, and honest as the eld block and we think he is he is good waaagb. He has been a citizen of Leaven worth since 1851. FOB SURVEYOR. 1L D. Parlin received the nomination. Ww Loow but little of him, save that he is WaWia the employ of our efficient City En- Q. W. Vaughn, , and we know I e I not be in that position unletu he was ke man for County Surveyor. FOR COROSER, TJb A. C Van Duyn. Everybody knows Vfe Doctor a quiet, competent professional (BBtleman, who will attend to the last post i with all the grace imaginable upon i solemn occasions. FOB RAILROAD ASSESSOR, JajBts Medill, of Alexandria, one of our sliest citizen. Known and respected by all M a man of strict Integrity, and one who wiO discharge the duties of the office with Met impartiality. FOB SENATOR Col. C. R. Jennison was nominated by a large majority. We would say a word bout the Colonel if we did not know that very body knew him as the irrepressible Jayhawker of old times. We remember at tending a meeting at the Court House when Swing wanted to go to Southern Kansas and Bfttiire him, and we took the part of the OoloneL In the stormy old days of 1857, 8; 9, and 'GO, we thought he struck many a aaenful blow for the freedom of the slave. "While in the army he radically and jficiently favored the sevaest measures for Crushing out the rebellion. He will make an active legislator and work for the interests of our city. FOB REPRESENTATIVE Twenty-third District. Jacob Winters in Ac Twenty-third District, that noble old weteran will command the vote of the best sen without regard to party. Twenty-fifth District. C. J. Hahttad is Bdminated. He is said to be a man well It led for the place. FOB COUNTY CaOfMiagtOXXB. Hon. A. Williams is nominated by the Xepublicans of the Twenty-fifth District for County Commissioner. He is one of the aoiidmen of tbe county. The district could not have selected a more capable and fcir-minded man. Twenty-third District Hon. Wm. T. Marvin hi known ta many as one of tbe truest of men. While the district is Demo cratic, it is expected that the nomination of Mr. Marvin, on account of his eminent fitness for the position will secure enough Democratic votes to elect him. From all we can learn, the ticket is well received. The nominations average much better than usual, and. being made up of good Republicans, we have now only to sork fcr tbe election of the whole ticket. YB1E KErCBXICAW bMbTTbUCT CO. vunai-TwrKjrrr-rorjKTH Bxt Tauter. Pursuant to the call of the County Cnaa Btittee, the Republicans of Delaware, Fair aoaat, High Prairie and Alexandria tows abias aaet in Delegate Convention at Central School Hoase, High Prairie township, Oct. 16th, at 2 p. m. A large number of Be WMhlinaaa were in attaadaiwie frcm tbe ad faiaiBf tewaasuBB, aad tbe beat of fceltae; Wiacxhdtted from all present, to elect our ticket at tbe coauag election. OaaMtioa, E. M. Mackisaer was called to e Chair, aadT. M. Larriaasr elected Secre tary. A Coaamittee on Credaetkls waa ap Weitted by tbe Chair, coaaiatiag of W. Bar aat, Abaaadria; B. D. Evaaa, Fairaawat; . Z. iwiaiii, HSeJagaakia, aad Dr. Xar- UHier, TfcenHwaa DmMMbWl -" Hiaiatw tltlBWi at."53 r "" BBajt MbMb vHBBbjHkI a, 2 Z" . Mt tTafr , m - - "-J-a"- wbawtm0 a.TMtw-rJMBw. fl pedOawaaiewMe,- aftr.:; mm " "t wl 1.'" famji-r , The nomination of Commissioner was next proceeded with. J. W. Loan, of Delaware, and O. a Hiatt. of Fairmoant, were placed in nomination. J. W. Loan withdrew his name, and O. & Hiatt was nominated by ac clamation. Mr. Hiatt came forward and made a few remarks, thanking his constituents for the honor of a renomination. Mr. Bond, tbe Republican candidate for Sheriff, and C. C. Mat, for Register of Deeds, were called out and made brief speech es. Harry Fields, Judge Gardner, James Medill, candidate for Railroad Assessor, and Mr. Gale also addressed the meeting. Mr Gale advocated the changing of the time of paying the taxes from January to April or May. A District Central Committee was ap pointed, consisting of Messrs. Crayton Car ney, of High Prairie; A. C. Horner, of Alex andria; J. W. Loan, Delaware, and Wm. Carr, of FairmocnL There being no further business before the Convention, the meeting adjourned. T. M. Labrtmer, E. M. Mackimer, Secretary. Pi evident. TW EKTV-rttUKTH DISTBICT I'OR BEPKEMEftTATIVE. B. C. Barker was nominated for Repre sentative in the Twenty-fourth District, with out opposition. He U an intelligent, capa ble man, who will efficiently represent hi" constituents. FOB COUNTY TMMII0NER. O. S. Hiatt tbe present honest and faithful member of tbe Board was nominated. Tbe fact of his re-nomination is an endorsement of his record while in the Board. It can be said of him that he has made no mistakes, having acted conscientioU'dy in the discharge of his duties and to the entire ratisfa:lion of the people, he Is entitled to the vote of every fair-minded man in the district, ho desires to protect and promote the material interests of the county. BEPUBI.I'A DINrBKT VVf.V TIOX-TVEiTY-TiUKO DI STRUT. The Convention met at Junction S. II., in Kickapoo Township, Oct. 12 1871. Quite a respectable number were in attendance. J. Fenton was called to the chair, and W. M. Kincaid was elected Secretary. Mr. Ja cob Winters was nominated by acclamation, as Republican candidate for.Repre-entathe. Hon. William T. Marvin was by acclama tion nominated as candidate for County Commissioner. Harmony prevailed, and there appeared a fixed determination on the part of all to work for victory. The ticket nominated Is a good one, and will call to its support many citizens. Mr Marvin has filial the place of County Commissioner years ago, and gave way to others without a Blain on his character. Our candidate for Representative is a farmer, living in Salt Creek Valley, well knotrn for honor and sterling integrity, whore mind is well stored with information and practi cal business knowledge, eminently (juali fyinghim for the position. It was moved that our proceedings be published in The Times, and that othci Republican papers be requtbicd to copy. W. M. Kiscaid, J. II. Fextox, Secretary. President. T2tE PHH.ADEI.P11IA BIUT. But for tbe harrowing and all abcorbing Chicago tragedy, says a cotemporary, the riot in Philadelphia, during Tursday's elec tion, would command general attention. It occurred in the chronically Democratic wards along the Delaware, and is said to have been originated in assaults upon colored citizens attempting to vote. Four or fic jwrsons are reported killed, and ioine twenty-live were wounded. The details receive 1 show that there was Gm a collision lietwein the whites and black", that each side wa leinforced by armed men, and that infuriated crowds gath ered and kept up a running fight with jiav-ing-stones, pistols and muskets, along several streets. A lieutenant of jwlioe had been arrested for obstructing the polls, and the contest seems to have been between the colored men on one side and olice and "shirt-leeved supjiorterV on the other. A telegram says that "the Princijial o! the Colored High School was hot dead during an argument on the strce:," and that another colored man was "killed on his own door siep with an axe." The symptoms suggest a fresh case of Kn Kluxism, of the rt that scourges and shoots down colored voters, and closes colored schools in the South, and that hunted negroes and burned down orphan asylums in New York in 'C!. A LWLT BOMIMtT OF THE CHI CAGO FIKK. The little one-story Iranic hauty in the rear of which was the barn in wnich the fire originated, on DeKovcn street, Ftnnds to-day alone and uninjured. The llames swept round it on everv side, igniting everything else. while that miserable structure stands a monument of the place whrrc the fire com menced. THE DEXOC'KAlir TICKET. The Democratic County Convention came ofi yesterday afternoon at the Opera House. The following ticket was nominated after tbe most exciting Tammany rousjli and tum ble, uproarious, di-graceful proceedings ever witnessed in a convention since thedays of Bonier-ruffianism: For Sheriff Tom. Leonard. For Treasurer Alex Repine. For Register of Deeds II. C Holliter. For Clerk Robert. McCrery. J For Railroad Assessor II. C. Haas. For Coroner L. P. Stiles. For Surveyor Elisha Diefendorf. For Senator Dr. J. J. Crook. By reference to the report of the proceed ings iu the local column', it will be seen that there is no great amount of good feeling existing. It is alo apparent tliat tbe De mocracy are running the party, not ujion principle, but solely for the purpose of ail ing individuals. The question ot Treasurer was simply, who shall have the ttw of the county funds during tlie next two years? Many ef the candidates arc very weak men. The candidates are also antagonistic to each other, and the fact that they are placed on the came ticket indicates inharmony in the party. Take the ticket as a whole, it is a weak one, and does not compare with the Repub lican ticket in the fitness of the men nomi amted. We can therefore see no reason why a sin gle Republican vote should be lorf at this tlnrtinn, and shall expect on the night of the 7th of next November, to record tne election of tbe whole Republican ticket iu county, town aad ward, without an exception. Bkfobe leaving Washington, last spring, rLsf Jaatitt Chase purchased a suburban milium shirt iT from the city, at a plana tt"-1 Metropolis View, which baa JwawbeewBawadBaadwhfchbe intended ; Htaawwawawaaywe inenoaoi Jtniiee that far tbe aike of cow bewaraaideintbe city daring the Ilia well knawa awre, political Bfbattaw. The h that Ha williiriia tbe eaty wjH he tbe 1 1i i lefflty Cayel M ahlBabiwl laWtaiVA JawfaaWl hahse t RESUME OF THE 0A8E. MEDLIOOTT I The Antecedents of tbe Various Par ties. The Progresas of tbe Trial at Qamett. On the 27lh of April last, the citizens of Lfwrence were startled by the intelligence that Isaac M. Ruth, a business manager of tbe office of the Lawrence Tribune, lay dead in his bed at home; rnd at once suspicion of foul play were aroused that he had been murdered by the use of poison. These sus picions were directed toward Doctor Medli- cott, a physician of that city, whose intimacy with Mrs. Ruth led to the most horrible sur mises, and he was at once arrested, since which time he has remained in prison awaiting the trial that is now progressing at Garnett, and which is attracting unusual at tention. Before we go further, however, it will be interesting to all of our readers to have a review of the incidents of the case before them, and such descriptions of the parties is may be perti nent to a better understanding of tbe testi mony. And first we will give an account of the dead man, as published in tbe columns of a ootemponry: ISAAC M. RUTII, the victim, was well known to many persons in St. Louis, where he was for several months a clerk in the postoffice under Gen. Fullerton. He had been an officer in the Union army during the war, and served with credit He was a native of Pennsylvania, and about thirty-fie or forty years of age. He has a brother, a lawyer, in Altooua, and hi father is still living. While stationed at Alton, during the war, he became acquaint ed with the wife of Dr. G. P. Bennett, and a mature attachment sprang up between them. They went to St. Louis, and Mrs. I!eunett applied for and obtained a divorce, Ruth being the principal witness for her. It is said by some, who cbim to know the facts, that Ruth disgubed himself and per sonated the Doctor, and received Irom tbe Sherifl the notice of the commencement of the suit. At any rate, the divorce was granted, and Ruth married the lady, and they kept a boarding house in St. Louis, on Fifth street, for about a year, when the lady died. Just after the death of Mrs. Ruth, he be came acquainted with a Mrs. Votillaire, of St. Louis, the wife of a brilliant criminal lawyer of that city, who was boarding at Mrs. Kirkhams, where Mr. R. was stop ping himself at the time. The attorney and his wife lived unhappily, although their union had been blessed with several chil dren. Her maiden name was AJCXE CATHERINE WATTS. Her father.vas Captain Solomon Watts, who, many years ago, kept a furniture store on Market street, St. Louis, and was after wards the commander and jait owner of the steamer John Hancock. She is now about 3G years of age. In 1S54 she was married at St. Louis to JMr. Seymour Voullaire, a prominent criminal lawyer of that city. At the time of the marriage he wa3 21 and she 17 years of age. The union lasted till the Sth of November, 1867, when, by his consent and advice, she obtained a divorce, and re tained the custody of fourof thefivechildren. Mr. Voullaire stated to his friends that he found she was determined to leave him, (having separated from him twice before), and he thought a divorce was the proper coun-e to pursue. Five days after the divorce was decreed, Voullaire went to her home to make some arrangements arout sending the children to school. She was not at home, and be waited in the vicinity, with a friend, until 11 o'clock at nicht, when she made her appearance, ac-mmnanif-d bv Cantain Ruth, whose acqu-int- ance she had formed at the boarding house of Mrs. Kirkham. Voullaire crossed the street, meeting Ruth, when the httrr fired upon him with a pistol given to him at the theatre that night bv Mrs. Voullaire. VoulLiire fired at the same instant, but missed. He was struck In lhn hrp2t. and for several days was con side ed pa n.eoery. He was carried into tlie alv's house, where he remained that nis;'t, and the next day was tranrerred to the.Sitir's Hospital, where his divorced wife waited upon him for several days. Kuth was arreted, and on tlie examination wis bound over on a charge ot assault to kill. At tne solicitation of Voullaire (as we understand) the grand jury ignored the bill, and Uuth was discharged. On the day of the pieiiminary examination, Ruth and Mrs. Voull lire were married in the presence of Mrs. Kirkhaui and Belmont Voullaire (since called Belmont DeSprangh) the elde-t son of Mrs. V. Mr. Voullaire now matte an attempt to get hold of the children, believing Mrs. Ruth to I an improper person to rear them. The detective", in order to provide proof on the heiring ot the case before Judge Rouibauer, inveigled Mrs. Until (through thein-tru-uientality oi j notorious procuress) into an assignation houn-, and there surprised hpr fa a(rantedeirf(sheiais she was drugged) and she wis Ie.iun on the trial. The court decreed two of the children (the boys) to the custodv of Voullaire and his sister, and the three girls to Mr. and Mrs. Murry, tlie step father and mother of Mrs. Ruth. Before the finil adjudiction, however, Mr. and Mrs. Ruth removed to Lawrence, Kansas, taking four of the children with them, and leaving the oldest girl, Italia, at Murray's. Some weeks before this, Ruth attacked Voullaire on the street with a cowhide, and wm shot bv him. but the wound was a slight one. Several months after this event the Ruths removed to Lawrence, has., where Ruth hid lived for some years before, pur- suing tne miiK ousiness. xie uuuum a sitimion as Doox-keeper ai one oi me prim ing offices in Lawrence, and appears to have led a quiet, industrious lile. MR. VOULLAIRE. the first husband of Mrs. Ruth, does not fig ure in this trial, but as his name may be mentioned frequently, it way be as well to elate some narticulars of his history. He ori linrn in the West Indies, of French pa' rpnts. nnd lost his father when a child. His nniher nmmved to St. Louis with her chil din and there Voullaire studied law, and precticed with success. He was formerly cir cuit attornev, and was noted for his industry and perseverance in the prosecution of crim inals. After the expiration of his term of office he practiced in the Criminal Court, and defended many of the men he had for merly prosecuted. He was for a long time the counsel for Fred Bieboech, and tlie last time Fred was convicted in the United States CircuitCourt, Voullaire made a regular onslaught upon the Government officials, from the highest to the lowest, calling forth a sharp response from Judge Treat, in hia charge to tbe jury. In boyhood Voullaire met with an acci dent which made him a cripple for life; but I.. ;. nintx nrtire and viirorous. displaying a great deal of energy in the practice of his D t ? jL . - a a ma profession anu in me imram - -i:r He possesses many good qualities, and but fnr h nntnmrd events of his married life. miffht have become a brilliant member of society. He feels deeply the loss of his children, and intends leaving no stone un turned to get them back. lie says ne was twice poisonedwith arsenic during his stormy married life, and that his wife once poisoned herself while separated from him. On the other hand, she declares she will never give them up, and has no fear of his getting them while they remain in Kansas. DR. StEDUCOTT. The following sketch of the history of Dr. Medlicott, and the mysterious circumstances connected with the death of hia wife, are from the&aadord; The chief actor in the tragedy, Dr. Med- Iicott, is a man about thirty years of age, of Irish descent, aad was rawed near Marietta, Ohio. He served in the army during tne war ina West Virgbwa regBnent, and rose to the rank of utntmaiir. lie d from tbe service in tbe ol 1864, fcr Yiotatine; a leave ef from tfce anay. ,-rus uw aueye iaexcwKjaalclaiaiattawtne honorably tiiiaias.il. He Her the eseae or wav war aa T.lS68beWB.BwMadeawiaWwlaaVBVr tnii gfr ;fr rjL 'fe!ggi Wr aw "'- His wife was many yxars his senior; an estimable ladv. and iinwrWd of some for tone at the time of their marriage, most of which was expended in the purchase of propeny in lAiwrence, ana in auuuug ucr husband for his profession. She died very suddenly on the 15th of last December, of apoplexy as reported. Her sudden death created qaite a tenlion among tbe acquaint ances of tbe parties here, and there were many who, at the time, felt serious misgiv ing of foul play. Fearful, however, of wronging tbe living, and having nothing very positive upon which to base their smspic ions, moat of them either remained quiet, or whispered their terrible apprehensions only in the can of intimate friends. It went forth to the world that she died of apoplexy, and the version given was: "On Wednesday, December 14th, at 11 o'clock in the evening according to the Doctor's statement, he went out to visit a patient. Returning at C o'clock the next morning, he found his wife in a dying condition. Except the Doc tor's own statement, we have no information as to what time he left his home, and it is a fact which has been tbe occasion of much comment, that he has never vet told any body where the patient lived whom he vis ited, as he alleged, or who he was. If he has ever given any explanation of his ab sence on tbe night of Mrs. Medlicott's death, beyond the simple statement that he was visiting a patient, we have never been able to discover it. At present a mysterv over hangs this matter which the trial may ex plain, but which is as yet unsolved. What passed in the house where Mrs. Medlicott was alone and dying, on the night between tbe 14th and 15th of December, was proba bly observed by no human eye. . It is certain that she did not die from apoplexy, but from the effects of poison; but when and how she took the fatal dose, bv whose hands it was administered, what her thoughts and feelings were will probably never be disclosed before any haman tribunal. All that is known is, that she died alone, and we maj infer that the effects of the fatal drug were so powerful and Insidious that she was rendered helplefs to call assistance, although neighbors were very near. What took place on the next morning is, however, well known. At an early hour the doctor called at the house of an acquaintance on an adjoining street, stat ing that his wi'e was dying of apoplexy aad requesting the attendance of the lady of the house. Three physicians and a number of other persons were called in. The Doctor, wlio had been somewhat estranged irom his pastor by the theological differences belore mentioned, wrote and sent to him a note worded in the following language: 'In the presence of death all differences cease. My wife is dvinz: come over." Two ol the phy sicians called in recognized the symptoms of poison. One of them, three several times, put the question directly to the Doctor as to where he had been the preceding night, but each time received an evasive reply. An other communicated his belief to the County Attorney that her death was caused by poi son, but that gentleman declined to take any proceeding towards an investigation. So Mrs. M. was quietly ourieu, anu suspicion was fast dying away. Subsequent, however, to the death of Mr. Ruth, and in consequence of that event, it started into fresh life. Her body was exhumed, and science compelled the grave to disclose the secret of the cause of her death. This was in the early part of last month, since it is certain that her grave had not been disturbed on Decoration Day May 30th. We have reason- to believe that the exhumation took place in open daylight, for her grave is in a secluded spot in the north western part of Oak Hill Cemetery, and is hidden from observation by the surrounding trees and shrubbery. It was probably done by the sexton, on an order from the Mayor. Several of the internal organs were no doubt removed, and the body reinterred. The rest is already known to the public. Mrs.Medlicott was a woman well loved by those who knew her, and her unfortunate fate has excited deep sympathy. She was deeply troubled from somecaitea short time previous to her death. She had often stated to a neighbor a lady that she had something which she wished to tell her. Fearing, however, that she might be con nected with some family or neighborhood difficulty, she declined to be the recipient of Mrs. Medlicott's confidence. On the day before the death of the latter, however, on passing her window the lady found Mrs. M. sitting there bathed in tears. She again in sisted that she lad something which she wished to communicate. Touched by her evident distress the lady consented to hear her storv, but first asked leave to return to her house with a pail of water which she had in her hand. On returning to her house, however, she found some of her friends, who had been visiting her, prejnrirg to return to their home, a short distnce in the country. As she had promised to accompany them she was compelled to defer her conver sation with Mrs. M. On returning the next day she found her dead and thus the secret which might have cast so much light ujion this sad affair was buried in her grave. THOSE IA1VE TOEMS. When Dr. M. was arrested, the photo graph of Mrs. Ruth and the following poems in her hand-writing, were found upon his person WE CAS LOVKAO MOBE. Fwethee well! we meet no more, For'tistuy bitter fair, Not only to outlive thy lore But to incur thy hale; et lean of mine tliall never tell My bosom's inmost woe, Ip in my breat I'll huli my igb. And none my grief Uall know. If in secret I may mourn, The bright hojn-1 now o'erlhrown, I'll wears stuilewhen frieeila are nigh, And wrep my tears alone. Look back upon our happy years And-all thy vows to me. Then ask thy heart, have I deserved Tlie wrongs I' ve tome from thee. Have, Iwrne, will bear, until tbe tut. Nor murroer at my lot ; The time wilt come thou wouMst jive worlds The put hould l forgot. No more! the daya of joy are gone. And fled the ainite I wore, Tbv heart la seared, and mine ischltled, I'or we can love no more. I THINK or Tint. When slumber first uncloudsmy brain, And thoughta are free. And tense, refreshed, resumes her reign, I think of thee. When next In prayer to God above I bend my knee, Then when I pray for those I love I pray for thee. And when a weary mood, or sad. Possesses me. One thought can all times make me glad The thought of thee. When I once more upon my bed Fall wearily, In tweet repose I lay my head And dream of thee. Iu bott, one only with I have To live for thee. Or gladly, if the pang would save, I'd die fcr thee. MBS. KUTH INTEB IETVED. Recently a correspondent called upon Mrs. Ruth, and he describes the affairs fallows: "After supper your correspondent sent his card to Mrs. Ruth, and received a ma-sage that she would see him in the parlor after she had taken tea, which was served in her room. A few moments later he met Belmont DeSprangh, who conducted him to his mother's appartment", on the second floor. We found the lady sitting in a rocking-chair in a corner of the room, in which there was a bed and some other furniture. She was holding in her hand a small yellow dog with smooth hair and a thin tail, about the size of an ordinary black-and-Un. Shaking hands without rising, she said she was hold- .a ..a it -J . Il Iia Ahn1I anan ing me lime yeiiow ui-g, re-i ; m -r at her visitor. . The iady has changed somewoal since our former interview at the Sisters' JHospital, where she was nursing her wounded ex-hus band. She is not so fleshy in tbe lace, dui raincr stouter in body. Her complexion is more florid, and tbe cast of her countanance more masculine. Her eyes, however, bhue with the old fire black as coals, emitting sparks that ignite the tinder of a susceptible heart, eh m Hniaatd in black. She gave a detailed theory of the death of .. rnnw that be was at the house a good deal; that it waa necessary for him to be there aa eerpaya; wj t. "b" had exaauaedber and knew her diarso Medhcott bad ntwsmhei quinine sawder .far Tbey were doaeopM paper simuar to tbaee of wmiwMb powaara waa m aw in a box Biawriaweaa: aawaaOTor ths. fro anwdera. aad she -fnd that be aawat lane taken eaw of law a-- flke waa "TZ . r - mA naiMA mmm ihiw nwiiiK hiw - -- - - . aL.. asSRKsBBna' loved each other as well as when first mar- ried, although, in some thing, not exactly suited to each other. Ruth was always kind to her children, and they were very fond oi him, calling htm papa. He was not jealous of Medlicott. She proceeded at some length to frame an argument that it was impossi ble for Medlicott to have poisoned Ruth, and concluded by saying she sometimes thought one thing and sometimes another, and hard Iv knewwhat to think of the cause of Ruth's death ociy she felt certain that Medlicott did not poison. him. Mrs. Bath spoke of certain events that oc curred in St. Louis, and said she never could forgive Voullaire foriusing her arrest and imprisonment in the calaboose. one remarket! that she had seen so much trouble that she did not care what became of her she had as lief as not die for revenge ing herself upon some man who had wrong ed her, as anything else. She spoke with some bitterness of Mr. Hutchines, the leading counsel for the prose cution; said he had brought a convicted thief here as a witnes, and had another thief to back up his testimony; had brought a black girl, formerly in her empIoy,to swear against her. She intimated that certain testimony would be brought that would confound the prosecution. For herself, she intended, when put on the stand, to answer in monovllablts and say aa little as pom-ible. Mrs, Ruth talked Quite freely and confi dentially, but remembering our vow of secre cy, we will here brins the interview to a close." THE DEATH AND THE LETTEK. Having thus detailed some of the charac teristics of the various parties, we will now return to the theme of the death of .Mr. Ruth and the tell-tale letter which he lelt, even af ter the hand of the fell sergeant had been placed upon him. DEAD IN His LED. Ruth ft tut liome from the Tnuane office on Wednesday evening, about 8 o'clock. His wife hadgoneto Lcaemttrththatafter noon. Mr. Medlicott called in the evening and played chess with him. ISelmont De Spraugh, Mrs. Ruth's son, by a former hus band, whofiret discovered tl.c death of Mr. Ruth, says that he (De Spraugh) went to bed about half past 9 o'clock, leavine .Mr. Ruth up. Just belore he went to sleep, Mr. Rutli came to the door and told him to be sure and turn out the light before he went to sleep, bade him good night and went to his room. In the morning Belmont got up, as usual, very early and went to the Journal office to fold paers. Having finished his ork there he went to Pike's restaunnt, where the family boarded, and got his break fa.-1. He there met his brother and si-ter, who occupy the same room with him at home, and in quired where Mr. Ruth was. They replied that they guessed he was sound asleep, for tlie door was locked with the key irmidc, and they could not wake him. Belmont then weut to the house, and fa ling to arouse Mr. Ruth by pounding and hallooing to him, went around to tbe front and found one of the front windows held oien about an inch by a small block. He called again and met with no answer. He then went to the back yard and got an ax and pried the winduw up far enough to reach in. The head of the bedstead stood against the window a tall, high backed, French bedsteaii. Belmont inserted his hand under the headboard, and pulling the pillow to one side, saw Mr. Ruth lying at full length and looking -very pale. " Of course a great sensation wa the result. Medlicott and other physicians were called and attempts at restoiation were made in vain. The following letter to Mrs. Ruth, writ ten !y Mr. Ruth himself, was found in the roooin: Dablix,: The Doctor I mean Dr. Medhcott ave me a quinine jwdc-r Wed nesday night, April 26h. Tlie effects are thc-e: I have a terrible sen-ation of a ni h of blood to the head, and my skin bonis ai.d itel es. I am becoming numb aim blind, f can scarcely hold my i-cncil, and cannot keep my mind steady, Perspiration tamls out all over my body, and I feci terribly. Tlie clock has jiit struck eleen, and 1 took the medicine about 10:30 p. m. I write this so that if I neverseeyou agiin, joj may have my body examined aril see what the trouble is. Goiwl-bye an 1 ever rtmwnbr my last thoughts we're ol you. 1 eanmc ee t , write more. Gml bless you and may e ni'vt in heaen. Your loving huilund, I. M. 1!lth. Tift. IMJUET. The inquest proceeded, but no further light wa thrown np-jn -he rase, exccit tint inthedriwerofas'and in the room were fraiml n Ihiiw ot utiinine, and two of morphine in large doM.-storlonllapplicatioii, standing side by --ide. A K)-t mortem examination of the body revealed the J)re-ence of morphine in the stomach. The jury finally rendered the fol loreiugerdict: The said jurors, upon their oath, do say that the late I. M. Ruth came to his death between the hours of S o'clock p. iu , April 20, 1871, and 9 o'clock a. iu., April 27, 1S71, at his late re-idence on Kentucky street, in the city of 1iwrer.rv, Douglas Countv, Kansas, !rom the effects of a mrcotic :L-oii, aduiini-tcred, as we Iiavc reason to believe, but nt beyond a reasomble doubt, through the instrumentality of Dr. J. J. Medlicott. THE TKIAL. The trial was moved to Garnett, where it is now prccceding, and, up to the present time only one witnesj has madeany develop ments upon this subject. He i a thorough trickster 'named Johnson, who was incar cerated witn Medlicott and having obtained his confidence has turned State witner against him. Herojain the cour-e of his te-diniony : My next convention -ith the defendant was when he woke up; told him he hid been talking in his sleep; he asked what he had said; 1 replied it did not matter; he asked to be woke up every tiuie he talke I in his sleep; I woke him and told him some few words he had slid; told him he had been calling Sarah's name repeatedly, and telling her to keep quiet; said to him there was a very interesting expressions on his countenance; he said we had better separate; told him to do a he liked; I offered to go iu the lower cell; he aked me if I was a friend to him in the matter of his cae; said I was a friend to any one in trouble, as fir as I could be; he concluded to have me stay in the cell with him. I do not remember the exact time of our next conersKtion; he said he wished he had a friend outside; he did not like fully to tru-t his a'tonie. I told him if I were out I would befriend him. 1 afterwards awakened him several times in the night; he said he had committed him sell to me, and depended on me to keep it to myself; he wanted to know what he had done in his sleep; I said he called on Mr. Ruth several times, silting up in lied, bis eves partiailv open, motioning with hi fin ger and calling on Ruth to lay still. He would put on the bedclothes then, and say, "Take this, my dear; it will do you good;" that was about all at that time. In the next conversation we talked" about Mrs. Kuth's coming back from Leavenworth. He slid it was proiosed that Xevi-on should meet her. He (Medlicott) was awake then. He said he'd giveSoOO for a minute's interview with Mrs. Kuth; ne wouiu men ne an rigm. ne frequently said he must see her. We began to talk about the second da ; he said it was preposterous tlie idea of his killing Mr. Ruth. Mrs. Ruth had sometime before proposed to him to castrate Mr. Ruth; don't know what he said about that; he said he was not guilty; we slept in tbe same cell; prisoner made exclamations in hi-ieep. Mv trial was coming ofi in a few weeks, and I told bum I expected to get clear; I said if I did I would help to get tools; he said he would not go out then if he had tools; he thought it would weaken his case. In an other (I think .previous) conversation, he asked me to change beds with him: one was north and the other south. I was north ; it was at tbe end ot the jail; he was on tbe south, taking his sleep; and the man in the west eeUhad heard him. I offered to move; we exchanged. He asked to be waked when be talked; be said he knew he had said eaough in his sleep to convict him. I said sometimes I did not understand him ; he ask ed not to be allowed to say anvthing, and asked what he bad said. I said' Ruth and Sarah were tbe principal names. He bad raised an nu bands and said, "Uod, baraa. anToabereT" He said be was in prettv tight papers, ana on not anew waai to oo; k wished he was oat. Aboat this time he told bm that bit wife bad beea taken up. In mm naat eonrematun. I tow am Cawatrew waaevawattdew ternary bail, aad'aait if lawtaBBiwaaMeMbinubesBid awWhwebyit, He said be wmridWjfte HavX. ae trawler, statiag that I ' two books; I said perhaps he might succeed ' and perhaps not; he said he should try; he read portions of them tome; told him that was sufficient, it they got mere, ine letters were put in the back of a book; only saw one of them put in; he said they were put into separate books; one was put in a book called Festus; the other, he said, was in the Wag oner of the Alleghanies; he said he should give them to Mr. Watson, on the 2d or 3d of June. I know they were handed out to the jailor, Campbell ; he found them and took tbem out; tbe Doctor said he was afraid they had got them; if they bad he was a mined man. In the evening he found they had got at least one; he was taken from my cell be low. On tlie 2d of June (day ol my iruu), at noon, he asked me how my trial would go; I said 1 thought I should get clear; we were down stairs; he asked me up in tbe cell; he said if I did he wanted me to assist him; I promised to. He wanted me to see Mrs. R., and a?k whether she intended to stick lo him. and brinz word back through the win dow: said I did not think it would be of much uv, unless I had something that would pnn e me his friend. He said he dare not write anything; that I could say enough to sati-fy her. I did not get clear, and came back to" jail at night. A conversation then occurred abont bis wanting to get me out took place. He said he had sent Mrs. R. a letter. On the morning of June 23d he said he wanted me to go and see "this woman" and his sister, and wanted me to tell this "wo man" that if these papers were captured she must (apparently meaning to represent the captured papers as inventions; say sue ans recvi.'ed them. She has received an honor able proosition of marriage since Ruth's death. I told him I would do nearly any thing he wished done; he said he wished to have his sister and brother-in-law move out of his office, and take the books. After the books were out, the office was to be burned; it was amply insured, books and all; asked me to see Mrs. Ruth about a box left in the stand drawer; it had a solution of morphine u-od by this woman; I was to see whether it had been taken charge of or was in her po-semion; he said it had a small rag, and so bring word back; he said he was de pending his life on me, and told me if I be trayed him 1 would go to hell, sure. Witnessletailed a plan of communication he arranged with Dr. Medlicott. He found a hole about one inch in diameter, in the prisoi.erV cell; a water pi used to run through it; letters were passed through this hole. , Witnev. I went up the day I got out twice, to -ee the Doctor's sister and brother-in-law; did not speak with them; saw them on the street, but did not find them at the office; went to the jail that night; it was about 0 or 10 o'clock p. m.; waited until aiiout 11, then took off my coat, &c, and climbed on the kitchen and tried to get on the lop of the jail; could not get up; then went into the jail office, and went through the bnek part of the jail, found a ladder and used it lo get access to the back of Medlicott's cell; asked the Doctor for a note Jo Mr. Ruth, his sister and brother-in law; it would be no use unless I had; he said he had no light; I gave him a piece of candle; he wrote a few lines and handed them out; he said the point of his pencil was broken; I handed him a pencil; he then wrote the notes. The ones to his sister and brother-in law were not in an envelope; the one to Mrs. Ruth was in an envelope and sealed, without ad dress; I tarried in no note to Medlicott then. I gave S. Campbell a note I had written my self, to copy; saw the copy. A paper was shown the witness. That is the copy of it; Campbell kept the copy. I took in the note and gave it to Dr. Medlicott in his cell. An envelope was here shown the witness. That is a copv of the letter. Another letter was shown. It is a copy ot tlie letter written by Dr. Medlicott; the copy was taken by Campbell; the letter to Mrs. Ruth was put in another envelope; I delivered the letters. Another paper was here shown. It is a copy of a uote written by Dr. Medlicott THE IVTIMACV BETWEEN MKs. ItLTII AM MEDLICOTT. From the following testimony can be ob tained the information respecting the int'ma cy between Medlicott and Mrs. Ruth, which led to the fatal deed: Ma!vii.ia Watson: I know Dr. Medlicott; I know Mr. and Mrs. Ruth; worked for theui after Christmas for six weeks: during that time the Doctorwas there twice a day; he came some limes in the morning, some times about supper time; heat times stayed from one-fourth of an hour to one hour; he vrc nlif go into Mr?. Ruth's room, shut and lock the door; there was no one there but the children and myself; sometimes the children wcreofct playing; no one was iu the room but Mrs. Ruth and the Doctor; on one Thursday morning I and Mrs. Ruth were cleaning hoa-e; the Doctor came there and helped us tack down the carpet unjil noon; the longest time I have known them locked up in the room together was about half an hour; the room was the cne Mr. Ruth died in; there was a bed in the room; at these times Mr Ruth was up at the Tribute office. Mr. Ralnkopf I reside in Lawrence; Dr. Medlicott lived south of and adjoining our house; lied there until April 27, 1871; I know Mrs. Rnth; have seen her at the defi ndant's house; last mw her there about tins middle of March, 1S71 ; the day she was there I went for water to the well; Leard some one talking loud; thought I heard her laugh; looked at tlie uoor, a wuiuow is inn, and saw a lady sitting in an easy chair, with a pillow at tlie back of her head; went up vtairs right away; the Doctor came up to me; he said there was a sick lady in the house, and asked for some cream; he said it.was Mrs. Ruth ; I went down after him for some w cod ; the children were in the backyard play ing; I looked up, but the curtain was down; I went up sttirs, and saw no more; the curtain was not down at first. I don't kno when Mrs. Ruthleft; the Doctor's wife was then dead; before that I saw her in the suniuer, visiting, while Mrs. Medlicott was Ii ing; did not see her there any time after Mrs. Medlicott's death; saw a lady go there alter Mrs. M's. death; from the clothes she had on I thought it was Mre. Ruth; she went in at iLe front, in the afternoon; saw the defendant and Mrs. Ruth go out driving soon after Mrs. Medlicott's death; they went nnrib- met them in a bu2ev on Berkley street aiiout three months before Mrs. Medlicott died. The window I saw through was in the dining room. CXUtCtUsION. And here to-day 've clce this MMiuie for the present wjth a per-onal de-cription of Dr. Medlicott, as he appeared at the trial which was given with a friendly hand no doubt: THE PBtsOSEE. In a minuie or two the sheriff brought in the prisoner, who walked up to the table where his lawyers were seated and, shaking one of them by the hand, said "How do you do? The weather is quite rainy." Dr Meldi cott would not, from personal appearance be taken for a murderer. He is about 30 years of age, with a mild expression of countenance bright blue eyes, light blown hair, full dark brown whiskers and moustache, a well shap ed head, full in the back brain, 'and the bump of veneration what Fowler would call "average" His features are regular, but a physiognomist might object to the shortness of his nose a sign usually betokening in deciaiouof character. His brows are rather high and arched, ears small, firgers large and hands white Me w about o feet H or V inches in height, with a medium sized foot, and well turned limbs. He walks erect, with his shoulders sqnare and his arms by his :de. He was dressed in a blue cloth coat, black pants, grey vest, wore a standing collar and Btifftarched cuffs. During the examination of witnesses the prisoner sits with his bands folded in hk lap, betraying no great anxiety, bat liatcningjwilh interest to tbe questions, and saying but little to the lawyers. Tne Letters f aleatlteett Jobs m Special Dispatch to the Times J Gabxxtt, Oct. 16. Johnson's crimination rasaaed this morning. Hia testiaaony waa a continsation of former deretopaaeBta, stating fully bow beprocared tbe letteta freaa MaaiiMM, and orbing aaade- tbe difeetiamof. pevper ofieera. Heateod a aaatkeag iram irulion by FeriwMawee '"r vr-Were yeweeei ia I Ana.. Sewn.: 2 m nar-iw &;? JUver. k-'ei; .watr.-1 are most aflectirr. and were addressed to his brother-in-law, his sister and Mrs. Ruth. He proposed to have them aid him to escape. To Mrs. Rnth he is most loving, expressing great anxiety and saying that he is wholly unstrung. .He fears the result, but has con fidence in his fellow-prisoner, whom he thinks he ran trust to ecap. NECXa BESPATt'H. J.S The C'iaaala AfeaMittb PrfaaaerCrsw ark sum Tenrlnle. s-pptia! Dispatrb. to Tub Tubs. Garnett, Oct. 17. The Medlicott case was proceeded with thl morning. It was shown by Sheriff Walker, of Douglas county, that a photo graph of Mrs. Ruth, with loving poetry in her handwriting, was found in the possession of the prisoner when arrested. The prose cution offered to show that the prisoner made, while in jail, criminal admissions as to the body of his wife, and a desire that the remains should be removed, and testi mony showing that Dr. Medlicott's wife died suddenly of narcotic poison shown by the chemical analysis of her stomach to be simi lar to the evidences found in the stomach of Mr. Ruth, was, after argument, ruled out by the Court. The prosecution then introduced against tbe objection of the prisoner's coun sel the thirty-first chapter forty-ninth verse of Genesis to show the meaning of the past- word, "Mezepah, Mezepah," in the letter of tbe prisoner to Mrs. Ruth, which read as follows; "And Mezepah for he said the Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from the other." The dying declaration of Mr. Ruth was read this morning, which produced a great sensation in the Court. How the prisioner can answer all this evi dence seems impossible. For him the clouds Beem daik and terrible. J. S. OBSERVATIONS .AMONG THF CIN DERS OF CHICAGO. Counting Iho Costs-Digging Out the Safes-Fighting PhiL Incidents and Minor Particulars. We ar.' in receipt of copies of the Chicago Keening Journal of the 10th and 11th, and of the Tribune of the 12th the latter pub lished on a half sheet, and the latter on a full four page,with a hand's breadth of mar gin, but neatly printed, and filled with in teresting accounts of affairs in that city, since the subjugation of the flames. We condense such particulars as may be of special interest to our readers. Tbe papers say: The principal business in the South Divis ion has been the digging out of safes, con taining valuables, some of them in the most deplorable condition. The Herring and Har ris, of which not many are reported, how ever, are especislly condemned. This work is in the hands of laborers, who have rigged up a few ropes, Ac., which with a bucket of water, is their beginning in the world once more. All things considered, the safe seem to have stood better than was expected. Three of the national bank vaults hive been oitened, and were all found in good order. Nearly eery dollar in their Ossession, it is believed, will he saved. Especially is this the case as to the First National, which will rebuild on the spot immediately. It being pi iin-that the attention of the thieves had been directed chiefly to vaults containg safes, the olice and troops under Phil. Sheridan, to whom the Mayor surrendered the peace of the city, have special charge of such places. The approximate estimate of the loss bv the Journal is 200,000.000. The area burned over is 2,000 acres. Number of buildings, 20,000. Lives lost, 200. Ami there are 100,000 in need of relief. The Tribune buildinz wa surrounded by fires for four hours before it yielded to the heat. The Hoe presses in the basement, val ued at SCO.OOO, are but little injured, if at all. Only graniti- and the very best qual ities of brick resisted ibe inten-e heat. Limestone crumbled. Marble is dust. Iron beams and girders arc twisted and melted into the most unusual shaiies. Tbe walls of the great buildings are Hat with the earth. 1 he streets are obliterated and the landmarks scarcely discernible. The Sherman House is a vacant since in the air. Only the basement of the Court House re mains. The massive stores of Field, Ieiter & Co.s store arc tumbled into Washington street. During the fire, hot gusts of air blew over the streets for square, driving all before them with their insufferable caloric Mansard rood rolled up and disapjieared like sheets of paper in a furnace. Only one pinnacle of the Union depot is standing. The walls of the post-office building remain, with part of its roof. The great whole-ale houses along the river are gone, and the quantity of shipping destroyed still remains a mystery. Reside these items, it is said that the'loss to lumber and grain merchants is not so large as was expected. The coal dealers advertise their fuel at regular prices, and offer to supply the destitute. The merchants have met and determined to open business on Wabash and Michigan avenues and the Lake Park. The hankers have calculated they can count upon saving from twenty-fix e lo forty cents on the dollar of their valuables. Men, boys and women arc collecting old scraps about the ruins, and the oor are lo be provided with temporary barracks for winter quarters. On the North side of the river .he same devolution is visible, a few buildings here and there having escaped the flames, from some strange cause, mostly isolated dwelling houses. The fences about Lincoln Park are consumed. The water-works stood the fiery test very well; the tower is intact, the walls of the engine house are perfect, the roof only being destroyed. It was strange how it took fire. The flames had only reached Ohio street, when the roof burst forth in a blaze, and the men had to run for their lives. It is supposed that the invisible heat leaped the intervening space like a tongue of name, and the work was done. This was at 7.39 Monday morning, and when there was a full he-ad of water on. The supply of that article is scanty now in the city and there is much suffering consequent, but repairs on the works are being carrid forward rapidly. The Historical Society building, contain ing the original Emancipation Proclamation and other precious documents, wasdestroyed. The records of the city and county were en tirely consumed, but abstracts in other of fices will substitute for them. The papers publish long lists of personals and the names of the missing. A Morgue has been established. It is supposed that the majority of the burned are foreigners, being taken principally from the regions they in habited. The name of Leavenworth Is conspicuous among others for her muniGcent gifts, which compare welt with those of wealthier cities. The distribution of provisions Is under the control of Gen. Sheridan's staff. The contributions embrace all edibles from a cracker to whale oil, and come from so many mints that it is impossible to obtain a list at present. The great need now is, not perish able articles but something which will keep lor a season, such as coSee, candles, clothing, preserved meats, Ac The Chamber of Commerce will be rebuilt immediately. Enough grain remains in tbe elvators to supply all wants. Five of the largest were burned. The grain loss is about $2,000,000. The thieves are now fleeing the city under the following order Ornct or Pdskerton's Police. Orders are hereby given to tbe captains, limttntrt-. sergeants and men of Pinkerton's anvaatiTe fobce. that they are ia charge of tbabBraWdhtnct in tbe Sow Divieion. Any fwrtoa steaiasf or aewaag to Meuaay of tbe tbe aaeperryinaryebarge. or atteaptiae; btwaV even the ante. taw aaaa eaaaot at tne ataaaat waae, nary aaau iryary.aawaBs. no hi abowa tnaaa,- bwt death abaU be kna ame BhaH L. at. tun 11 a - Tt .'aiMiintawlaBaaaaaaaiT if - - - -. HIrT7 with coat oil and throwing it into a building on Thim -second strtrt. Hr received his deserts at the hands ot the firemen, who xw tie art, and no -sleeps in the alley." A man. name unknown, was shot hr 3 negro, at the corner of State and Tliiily second streets. Hi offense was that he it lire to a building to obtain better opiHirtuui ties for pillage. Bridget Hickey was arrested for setting fire to a barn in the rear of a house on Burn side street. By some mistaken idea of clemency, she was not hung. Two men, who were caught tiring to set fire to the Jesuit Church, on the West Side, were disposed of without 1 eremony, and the lookers-on were pleased to iv. "Served 'em right." About noon vesterdav, a barn on the corner of Burnside and Twentieth streets, was observed to be on fire. Knowing that it must have been the work of an inceudiarv. theneighbors united to extinguish it, tilling their coats and hats with everything they could get hold of with sand. The fire was extinguished in good time, and a man found in there captured. About 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon, a man also residing on Foirth avenue, caught a man in the basement of his house, number unknown, armed with bay and matches. He gave the alarm, and the incendiary was causht and stoned and battered to death. He lies on the avenue yet, near Fourteenth street. From Commissioner T. B. ISrown the following incident was learned. On h's au thority it is correct without doubt: At 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, a colored man. name unknown, observed a white man sneak ing around his house on Fourth avenue. He fired the barn in the rear of the house, and was shot dead. Among the special policemen sworn in on the South Side yesterday was a negro named "Dick" Costello, who was assigned to a beat on Wabash avenue, near Hubbard. A tout 4 o'clock in the afternoon, a white man, whose name is unknown, was looking upon the rains, when Custello warnciP him ofi. He answered that he was only a spec tator and wis doing no harm, when the negro raised a piece of lead pipe, with which be was armed, and smashed in the man's skull, killing him on the spot. Tlie crowd followed the negro and would have haneed him, but for the in'ervention of a couple of policeman who rescued him and locked huu up in the Cottage Grove Station. About S o'clock yesterday afternoon residents on the South Side were alarmed by the cry of fire, which increased as they saw smoke a-cending from Mr. Scliafler's store, corner of State and Thirty-first streets. It was evidently the work of an incendiiry, and, owing to the devilish ingenuity lt-ed by tbe scoundrel who did the work, much difficulty wis found in extinguishing the fire. Commissioner Sheridan happened near the place, and as sisted to put out the blaze. A meeting o over 200 citizens was held immediately, and Mr. Sheridan empowered the Chairman to s.ear in all he thought fit as special police men. There was indignation enough to have put a summary end to tbe devil, had he been caught, and a determination to treat all such as dogs unworthy of life. nothernian was shot last night by a iiolice officer, who detected him in the act ot attempting to tire the Jeuit Church, on Twelfth street. n excited crowd gathered around the West Division PoliceStation. about ."o'clock yesterday afternoon, intent upon making an application of Knch law to a man who was alleged to have tried toet fire to a house on Milwaukee avenue. Three or four ropes were flourished vigorously in the crowd, and several sjievches were made by inrties urg ing them to rescue the incendiiry from the hands of the iwlice, but the latter were firm, and at the lat accounts the man was still a prisoner in the cell. The Journal of the 10th speaks as follows of Gen. Sheridan: "Yesterday afternoon, when the fire was nuhing southward along Michigan and Wabash avenues like a race horse, and fire men and people were paralyzed, a new lead er suddenly burst upon the scene. General Sheridan, "fighting Phil.," who can fight rebels or names, sprang upon a fire engine and made one of those sharp, stirrinc speech es fcr which he is noted. He told tbe people that if they would save the city the fire hoe must he broken by gunpowder; the imildings must be blown up, and if they would go lo work systematically he would assist tueni. The effect was electrical. The crowd recog nizing the hero of so miny battle fields, and hiving faith in his leadership, replied with long hurrahs, and acting underthe General's orders, in a few minutes so many buildings were blown up that the fire line was broken and the southern portion of the city saved from destruction." MFC IXMCKAXt-E. Th Rellrjr Hyatena EmiarMil by the iilsn-i isiaarnsirr. minority 01 mr t'nlledmatrsi. The Hon. Geo. W. Miller.Supcrintendcnt of the Insurance Department of New York, in his Life Insurance Report foT.1870,age 13, states that the "advintages" of the "Reg istry System" conNt in the following assur ances: First That the legil reserve, according to the Depirtment romputition, is ftitjifully setiside to meet the Compiny's nihilities. Second That such re-erve fund consists of srcLT.iTns of the iHCiiiEsTn.,andwhich hive passed not only the examimtion of the officers and counsel of the Company, hut alo the scrutiny of the Department. Third The oBi.tfi vno.v of Tnr. State that the deposits hali. r.E faithfully kept and applied. Fourth The impoibility of any loss or great inconvenience even from the loss of any policy, a diiplicite always lmg on file in the Departmen', ind a copy attainable on application. Perfect assurance that a company I is se cardy invested and in entirely Ai E keeping the amount which, by the legal standard, will be sufficient to meet its liabilities, is about the highest security which can reasona bly be expected. This assurance wouM seem to lie FAiRLYTitr. result of the Registered Svtem. It certainly removis All. qcf-s-Tiov as to the amount of a comjany's re serve fund being made up of ricmiofs items or asset", which look LAROE OV PAPER, but fail to meet expectations when wantti) to pay isves. There are but few ol our sov-REfiisTFRlso COMPANIES but -IHCH rRFDIT THEMSELVES IwrTHlTEMsofA-nrs to make up the re- CJCIREU RESTRAE, which would be LXTIRELY CN-iVAILABLE 31 a IlEPO-IT UNPERTIIE RroisTFRED policy SYSTEM. There are many who believe that this system should ise MADE compulsory, that the -siblic interests demand that the Iegl-Iitnre should I'KO IDE THI3 protection to thoe interested in life insurance. The Superintendent, however, in this, a in other -lartinilar", is inclined to think it the better jiolicy to leave both in-urer and insured unrestricted by law to the widet xweible degree com'utiMe with ulti mate security. If investi'sation declares that comuanies ar? not honestly and faith fully reserving asset-to AS amoot and of A CHAKACTEB ADEQUATE TO MEET THEIR ULTIMATE LIABILITIES a REMEDY WILL very likely be provided by the legislature COMPELLING THE ADOPTION" OF THIS SYSTEM. The Hon. Wm. Barnes, In bi Xew York Life Insurance Reports 18C3, piges 78 and 79, makes use of .the followin,; language : "So far as the cmeaion of security i con cerned, a policy duly registered in thU de aartairat ia probably the satest Life ls aCBAXCB lOUCT that can be issued by a corporation. The French Govtraaent, lollowhar tbe example of tbe EngHah, baa lately adonted a Hawked system of Industrial Life aad CasaaKy lawirincr ponocn or nanus f Clean il aawn inrrn rn m tHt -tirat ft eir waid'aeaident,da jsouvernemeat Fraacaise warkleCdaUJeilMlMe.) ee ate copied by the United Stataaf in' governmental security aad coiporate and individual management of bosaMee, tbm - ' and organizing the elemewteaawbiab s ipenor. If in the future history T Iawal surance conipaaiejn this 1 practices are developed aabvewaTe, aaaVdwal tractive to the PUBLIC proikiate remedy cm be 1 as the BE-rsscRABCK nnn ia 1 making tbe bbqistbattcw car 1 rt-LsoBY instead of voluntary oafi me companies." Hon. Elizur Wright, of Beatow, tbil . me insurance authority ha abet says: V, "At all events it may saMybei 1- that when the credit of a rich anil State is pledged to SXCUBX the OP THE KESEBVE FCSD the ( to life insurance is removed, aad it I under the ordinary vigilance of esled, safer against than any other financial i Note We have examined the' J and compared th: same with tbe I Messrs. Uarnes, Miller and Wright, t the extracts correspond exactly wBV nnniml Vn Tiun -- Pit ' Ai Tic-5 CHICAGO. CKMUtia ttUmUmmtr l WWa aMvsMnasnan. CmcAbO. Oct, 14. It here about 6 o'clock this : quite heavily for two hoars. drizzling showers have prevailed, t was rain from heaven more aral MgjpmwAl reuenma jBWt BaotntBC abttaw ceived. The apprehenatoaa fcH bylaw-we-. .1 terless- inhabitants of tbe barntJtawlwiwanT "I gara to incendiarism, are seaaewhet 1 Arrests continue to be made of 1 are chirged with this hellish worbv The work of opening safes aad wm tinnes to be prosecuted aa rapidly as In most instances, so far. their coata been found in an almost perfect state tf BeWK, ervaiion, out in a lew cases a neap oi waM Safes is.ll! that IS fnlltu? w Most of the members of tbe Illinois Cafjr lalurc arrived here to-day from SprnseaaMk; -ind n ere received by a committee ofejtbnwav ' they are now making a tour of tbe bant ' di-lrict. Tbe Republican announces tbia that it has ordered new presses and type-1 will soon appear in its old shape. Tbaa painx contains the following: Attbeawjr'safe), : uKKXTKaic UI supplies inrai aenaMi a mkvbsSBW; there is little danger that more can be aaat" than can be used to advantage. We atw aa ' formed by Gen. Sheridan that the steak ijij j provisions in the city would not bat )wenw- J four hours if not continually rtsenaabaaV; j We make this istement to coiiatl T-iw-1 correct any-Way; rissnifiaUaltnA prcssion abrcai that the city i supplies. Clothing for women-1 ls specially needed. The fires that prevailed ia tbe piles of coal along tbe river have bi all extininiished. This will lawilt in saving of many thousand toes which, if twa- rain bad not come, would have stroyed. The vault ot the Custom Hoase wai ol to-day. It contained one milbow in gold, and two millions of dotlan an backs. The irold waa melted iBtoaa solid mass, and of course waa aaveeV TWl greenbacks were eutirelr coi recognition, the greenbacks V the govi rnment.and is of coarse, the Joint Convention ot the or Illinois assembled in this city tieeV Hcn.John A. Logon, on behalf ! eftnW ' er-waw iawnfe' Committee appointed atthecttizear presented a report troru that shape of certain roBgeatioaa t held by the city of Chicago on & Michiiran Canal for three mi should be assumed by tbe Sasle a for in the interest of uaBtxrswaawat passed at the last lia,awatiwi .nty and that amount be paid to tne Csty aud that- tlw State sboohLaLaaca support for the numerooa charitable lions now sustained by tbe city and including the countv insane Tlie renort was discussed bv General who spoke eloquently, 8. S. Hay. WaLaV Ogden. Senator Fuller, Samuel W. FoBaC Rev. Wm. Allen Harriett. M. F. Tnler and other, and then referred to therConv'tntiew; for their consideration when tne two meet in SnrinrfieM. It was also sua that - the Stale taxes be remitted lor Unh and dial a new assessment in accoruanee waaa the present condition of affairs be made. The Board of Trade to-dav Passed n I lution that all outstanding contracts be eat tied on the average prices oa Saturday, Oak-. Inr 7th. " The First National Bank of Chiaaae a meeting cl its stockBoldera tna nnd voted to open on Monday a in their business at once, paviar all tors on demand, tlie full amonat of their posits. VTV Pnrllcalars f law Detroit. Oct. 14. Ne iT.r.lirmsthe previous reaerae aa to tfcar l snread desolation inflicted by. tbe irea fat 1 nous arts of the State, froaa PortHatWBB l'ointdti uaniues. am aware m aiaatWM settcd. the inhabitants bettsC htrrned eat. I were obliged to flee for their Uvea. - fH The energies of the people of tfejaeitari now directed to aiding the BWaWaWM iff a own State, and money, dotbuaf awd ions have been sent. A Be um I'ress Company to-day sent to tbe i nfrplfP'acheck for S50.000. and lnM of the same oaSce more: Senator Chandler aad IXbVI each contributed S1.000; employeea ,! Tribune over SIOO. The Central. fVnimittt-esent a special acent to with S-1,000 worth of supplier and $I,MwJ cash, also an agent to Lake rtnroaVi r!rit!.!n and supplies. The Coa established a central depot for tbe i.f rlr.thintr promised, and are liberal contributions. Collection WtB ni en mi in all the chnrcbee to-aMrnaw. ilil nf the Michigan srrBertra. In of the cities through, we rxaie renewa mittees have been formed and tbe woik is being carried on witn tauajj immense sum of ready money mil to enable the destitute owl others to rebuild and purchase Ibe Bee tootsaifcistocB. y A dispatch irom Grand Kapida save Cutchier. of Manistee, wkb hia wifti rtiiMrpii have arrived here. He at I house, furniture, books, papers, and attl clothing left to them IBB- now iimir and familv. The area in Manistee are in the same ccoditioa, 1 mil .ti.It..r hMidin? or food. Gea.1 :. there are 1.000 people wb' immediate help. He adriaef to tend solid uncooked food, I meat and crocerie. Xext, sent nmn nnA children to sleep I Hundreds of women only eKafeJ in I night clothes, and weir .. m. arms. There want clothing. . tt awn remembered that Manistee o awajr : farming distiict, and haa lew k Sh u also without a railroad ami mnfMiuentlv her situation Id needy, but a very periToos one. aV.fj rnent vessel is ready W convey coi from Grand Haven. At it,-r ;. ffiripnt committee and people may rest aasurred thattbabtj mouiions will ne laiiuiuuj , applied. Railroads carryall CO f. r iliarro. Contribution sent to Senator Tracy, aadaaarkeaf' iw Kolief." One thinr mere i Manistee, and that is earpenteraf t the tools were desiroyeuv Tlie insun nee in Xaa Chicago and Milwauao Tk Barat liiTimrr. Oct. issued a procltawtiiw relative te-Abej lion of the suBerwa m line waa ika riAtiKaatfal bbbbsTC M BuBlnnnnnBa .ir-.i..-t?Zik- aaiaab toaWl Die of the State for aid, and awJea liwM rnrnwilTT- bare been aaaointoal thv distribution, one to-Jkave bead Detroit and tbe ether at Boltox, Oct-ir. Aepaaar i this saorniac ayf tnat V a- i - ATA a-- 1 nahaonraastebwrafbed far-s HcOauuanja.ai " "- wa reeetwjal 1& mm-wmmmmM-j mmmmjr3 ' r&Zc -.-Qr. naliaia 1 lgl 5-1 fl vJSSSXt i -Hi jr Eji ?. aaethaw.iad that flaw &i.V?-? .. Aaanaa, tbiai-.aaalnW miprrdWs;j IBM t r -ygMWE- U i ygj JBaPjl ' " PP."1M " :mmmrimmmTtkUhM'm 1$LmWM mlmWrnmEEm 2 IbWbMb! mmmmiWmWmWBmjmmwmm-imm ewt an ae miMit.