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GIFT CONCERT. Grandest Scheme Ever Known, Frail Grail Gift Gout FOB THE BENEFIT OF TUB PUBLIC LIBRARY OF KENTUCKY. 12,000 Cash Gifts, $1,500,000. Every Fifll Met Draws a Gift @350,000 for @SO. The Fourth Grand Gift Concert authorized by special tot of the Legislature for the benefit of the Public Libra* Placo In Pnblle library Halit at Wednesday, December 3, 1873. Only elxly thousand tlokota will bo sold, and one-half of these are Intended for the Enropoan market, tho* leaving only 80,000 fnr tale In the United States. whore 100,000 wore disposed of for the Third Concert. Tho tlokota are divided into tun coupons, or parte, and bare on their back the Bohemo, with a full explanation of the mode of draw dog. At thlx Concert, which will be tho grandest musical display ever witnessed In this country, the unprecedented “■51,500,000, Divided into 13,000 cash gifts, will bo distributed by lot among the tloket-boldcre. Tho numbers of the tlokota to km) drawn from ono wheel by blind children, and the gifts from another. XjIST o:p gifts. ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 8250.000 ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 100,000 ONE GRAND GASH GIFT 60.000 ONE GRAND GASH GIFT 26,000 ONE GRAND GASH GIFT 17,600 lO Ciwh Gifts. 810,000 each.loo,ooo SO Cash Gifts* 6,000 each.... 160,000 60 Cash Gifts, 1,000 each.... 60.000 80 Cash Gilts, 500 each.... 40,000 100 Gash Gifts, 400 each.... 40,000 160 Cash Gifts, 300 each.... 46,000 200 Cash Gifts, 200 each.... 60,000 326 Gash Gifts, 100 each.... 32,600 11,000 Cash Gifts, 50 each.... 660,000 Total, 12,000 Gifts, ALL GASH, amounting to 81,600,000 Tho distribution wQI bo positive whether all tho ticket* ate sold or not, and tho IS, 000 sift* all raid la proportion to tho ticket* sold—all unsold ticket* being doitroyod, a* •t the First and Second Concert*, and not reproMated In Aho drawing. PRICE OF TICKETS. Wholo Ticket*, $60.00; Halves, $25.00; Tooth*, or each coupon, $5.00; Sloven Wholo Ticket* for S600.00; 2AM Ticket* for $1,000.00; 118 Wholo Ticket* for $6,W0.00i W Whole Ticket* for $10,000.00. No discount on lew than •600.00 worth of Ticket* at a time. The unparalleled *uocew of the Third Gift Concert, a* well as the satisfaction given by the First and Second, make* it only neoossary to announce tho Fourth to Insure the prompt salo of even tlckot. Tho Fourth Gift Concert «rUI no conducted in all it* detail* like tho Third, and full particular* may be learned from circular*, which will be aont free from thl* office to all who may apply for them. Ticket* now ready for sale, and all order* accompanied by the money promptly filled. Liberal term* given to thoee who buy to soli Again. TIIOS. E. BRAMLETTE, Agent Pnbl. Llbr. Kr. and Manager Gift Concert Public Library Building, IxiaUvltle, K; BUSINESS CHANGE. FORSALE OR TO LEASE. NEWMLLHQDSE MILWAUKEE. We offer for sale or to lease on very favorable terms, this Celebrated Hotel—the finest In Wisconsin. It is situated on the principal business street, conveni ent to steamboat* and depot*. It 1* fall of guest* and do ing a very profitable and increasing businou. For ftm particulars apply to FINCHES, LTNDE A MILLER, Milwaukee, or ■I. H. BISSBLL. Chicago. RAILWAY OILS, «fco. 6EST & ATKINSON, MANUFACTURERS Off Extra M, Tallow, and Railway oils, ' Goad Canflles ( Car and. Aile Grease, Waste, CINCINNATI, 0., Invito tho attention of oomnraora and the trade to the •■aporlor grade of their manafaotaroi. Car-Now nhat the Vienna oorroipondont of a promi nent metropolitan journal ears in reference to their exhi bition at tho Vienna Exposition: "Messrs. Goat it Atkin* -eon, of Cincinnati, make a very good display of oils. Their goods aro unostentatiously arranged, and present the appearance of standing on tuolr merits alone. The variety of oils they have on ozbibition Is truly surprising. From appearances, they stand in a fair way of taking a prominent position on tho prize list. 1 * SHIRTS. SHIRTS! WILSON BROS., B. E. eor. BLntfl and Washington-*!*., ) Arcado-oourt, Cl&rk-st., *OOlll of Madison, J Chicago, Pika’* Opor* Houte, Cincinnati. ®IT WILL PAY TO OKDBB SHIRTS! From HARRIS A COBB, 171 South oUrk»Bt. FOR SALE. Write Paw aMEiraloiias, ALL SIZES & QUALITIES, AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. CULVER, PAGE, HOME & CO., 118 and 120 Monroe-st.. Chicago. TO MANUFACTURERS. FOR BADE—The frame building on southeast comer ef Lake and Peoria-sts,. together with boiler, engine, shaftings, do., do. Building Is GOsfiO, B-atorlos and base ment* and suitable for light manufacturing. Apply to BROOKS A NKKMICH, on premises. DISSOLUTION NOTICES. DISSCXLXJaCION. fh« copartnership heretofore exUtlng under the name of OartU, Qosbom A Fontayne, iras thU day dissolved by mutual consent, Ur. U. L. OartU retiring. The boat* nest of the old firm will be settled by A. O. Ooahom and A. Fontayne. U. L. OURTIB, A. O. GOBHORN, A. FONTAYNB. Chicago, Jnlj29, 1878: Having purchased the interest of the retiring partner, Mr. M. L. Cartla, wo have this doj formed a copartner ■hip under the name of Oosborn, Fontaine A Co., and will continue the manufacture of Oat Fixture* at the old •taod, Nos. 8U and 810 SUtc-at. A. O. OOSIIORN. Chicago, July 29, 1678. A. FONTAYNB. DISSOLUTION. Tbs partnership heretofore oxUting between 11. Bobans, Ua and J. J, Wllion, known ander tbs firm name and of 11. Bebaozlln & Co., baa, on thla day, been dla. ■olTod by mutual consent, Mr. J. J. Wilton bain* eolely authorised to collect all outatandln* money, andtoaeUle all dobU and Uabllltlea of tbo above named Arm. 11. BOIIANZLIN, J. J. WIMSON. thla 23d day of July. 1873. Dated, 01 COPARTNERSHIP NOTICE. COPARTNERSHIP. James B. Stanley boa this day boen admit ted as an equal partner in the ifrm of Burkltt & Button. The stylo of the firm hereafter will bo BURKITT, SUTTON & STANLEY. THOB. M. BURKITT. EDWARD 0. BUTTON. Chicago, July 93,1873. WATCHES. PIKE WATCHES, We have the largest assortment of Fine Watches in the West, which we are selling at remarkably low prices. We have just received another large invoice of GOLD GUARD CHAINS. N. MATSON & GO., STATE SIMMS. FINANCIAL. P. B. WESTFALL, Pxca't, SYDNEY MYEBS, Oaihler THE MERCHANTS’. FARMERS’, & MECHANICS’ SAVINGS BAM. In corpora tod 186 L Commenced Business 1802, 75 South Olark-st,, Chicago, Opposite Old Court House. WEST SIDE OFFICE, 62 Halsted-st., near Madison. excldsivblyTsavings bank. COOK COUNTY SAVINGS BANK, 103 w aaliiTlKton-wt., Northeast corner Olark, opposite Court-House. WEST SIDE OFFCE, I*7 BUlwaiHßee-avT-. DmEOTons—William B. Ogdon, Redmond Frladlvtllo, George Taylor. Henry It. Parson, F. O. Taylor, N. S. Bou ton, M. D. Ogdon, DenJ. V. Page, Elisha 0. Wadsworth. MONEY oan be drawn at any time, with interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum on all sums deposited one or more full months. Stocks for Sale. National Bank Stocks; Chamberof Commerce; Traders 1 1n.um.0., Chicago Oil, '* 7fl Wosblngton-st. Collateral Loans. COMMERCIAL PAPER WANTED. SKOW-FETERSEN, ISBERG & GO., . BANKERS, No. 2 South Olark-at,, Issue OIHOUT.A.R LETTERS OP CRED IT and LETTERS OP CREDIT available in oil European cities. N£W PUBLICATIONS. FABIERS’FOURTH OF JEY THE IMPORTANT ADDRESS Of 8. M. SMITH, Secretary of the Illinois State Farmers’ Association, boforo the Liv ingston County Farmers’ Association, it Pontiac, on lit Fort of July, Is now ready for delivery as an 8-pago docu ment, for general circulation. Farmers* Clubs and Oranges will be sup plied at tho following rates: Single Copies.. 2 ots. I 100 Copies...76 ots. 10 Copies 10 ots. [ 1,000 C0pie5....56.00 Address J. W. DEAN, Hoorn 6 Tribune Building, Chicago. WANTED. ¥ANTKI)— ACJENTS—FJIO3I 8751 1 to $350 per month, everywhere, to eell oner of the most useful articles ever Invented j needed In every family. Send for ClrouJ lar. Address, BECOMB A CO., 167 BUt«-it., Chicago, 111. BLANK BOOKS, &o, J. M. W. JONES, Wholesale and Retail Stationer, Printer, and Blank Book Manufacturer. Railroad Work and Office Stationery Specialties Nob. 104 and 106 Madistm-at. GENERAL NOTICE. Shippers, Attention! For points in Colorado, Now Mexico, and Kansas, THE GREAT NEW ROUTE Now offers special Inducements In the way of freight and tickets. Gall and got figures. A., T. 4 St. Fo 11. R. Office. 77 Olsrk-st. ■■ T&. li. Wltllll. Gnn'l All’., MEETINGS. Masonic. The members of Heaneria Lodge, No. 011, A. F. and A. M., are hereby notified to attend a regular communica tion of the Lodge, to be hold at their hall, corner Ran dolph and HaliTed-aU., thla (Wednesday) evening, July ft), at B o’clock, to dispose of a apodal order of huslnosa. By order ot the W. M. U. H. RItKNAW, 800. MnHonic. Special Assembly o( Oriental Hoy. Consistory, 0. I*. 11. 8., at Asylum, comer Randolph and llalslod-at., (Ills “ B,h ‘ rPl “'iLlJl,' 0. IN aillKF, Masonic. Special ooinmanloation of Illanay Lodge, No. 871, A. V.k A. M., will bo held this (Wednesday) evening, la Oriental n»l!- at 0 o'clock. ***"» 1,0 B. Q. IIOWZISR. Boo 1 /, K. o t P. Special convocation will be held by Bioelslor Lodge, No. *, K, of P., at their Castle Uail, No. IB South llal ated-st*. tblieveningat7;Bosharp, tomakearrangomemts for the funeral of our brother, George A. ohuldon. ilro. Knlgbta of Sister Lodge* Invited to bo nrosont. _ _ J. A. HUTOIIINSON, 0. 0. QBO. A. 6TBARNS, K. K. A H. Attention, Sir Knights. Special conclave of fit. Bernard Oommandorr, No. SB, K. T.j this (Wednesday) evening. at o'clock, lly or* deroftheU, 0. *l, O. JL)IUKUUoON, Recorder. Convention of Ohio Liberals and Allen County Democrats at Columbus To-Day. Preliminary Deliberations—Mr. Grocs beck’s letter Likely to Bo Hie Basis of the Platform. The Action of the Dodge Coun ty, IVis., Grangers Eepudi ated hy tho State Grange. Meeting of the Bureau Coun ty, 111., Republicans. They Demand Free Lumber, Free Salt, Free Iron. Columbus, 0., July 29. —Until ibis evening there was a fooling of fear that the movement for a combination of Liberal Republicans and Progressive Democrats would not assume the shape of success, but when, early this evening, the delegates began to come in plentifully, with assurances of many others following them, and it became known that a harmonious under* standing hud already boon reached by the men thou recognized as loaders, a fool ing of cheerfulness and of strong hope E revelled. Among the beads that wore nocked together this afternoon in consultation as to men and platform wore those of Qon. R. Brinkorhoff, of BlcUland County, Judge Sloan, of Ottawa County, and the Hon. Fred Hassau rek, the Hon. George E. Pugh, Judge Caldwell, and others of Hamilton County. Within an horn: after tho arrival of some twenty delegates from Hamilton County this afternoon, tho talk about making no ticket, or of adjourning to the onus of tho straight Democratic Con vention of tho Cth of August died away, and tho subject of good mon for nomination was discussed. Among tho gentle men suggested and addressed, cither personally or by telegraph, wore tho followingj For Gov ernor, Judge Collins, of Cincinnati; Chilton A. White, of Brown County; and Judgo Jacob Brinkorhoff, of Bichland County. Lieutenant Governor, Cooper, of Mount Yornon; Norton L. Townsend, of Lorain. Supromo Judgo, Judgo A. fi. Latta, of Defiance; Judgo Giimoro, of Preble: H. B. Payne, of Cleveland. Attorney General, T. E. Cunningham, of Allen County,| J. T. Wlngbrooks, of Columbiana. Board of Public Works. Dr. Brown, of Toledo. It is generally understood to-night that Hon. George E. Pugh will bo made temporary Chair man to-morrow, and will speak briefly, and Thomas Ewing, Chilton A. white, or Col. Par rot, of Dayton, bo made permanent Chairman. Speeches will probably bo mode by Judgo Cald well, of Cincinnati, Mr. Cunningham, of Allen County, and others of prominence. Gen. Ewing will positively speak. There are up to this time, 10 p.'m., forty out of eighty-eight counties already represented. Columbus, 0., July 29—11:30 p. m.—Tho plat form agreed upon to bo submitted to-morrow ac cepts the points of Williams. Groosbeck’s letter, with a very positive froo-trado pi auk. To the Associated Press. Columbus, 0.. July 29.—Tbo indications are that tho Liberal and Allen County Convention to-morrow will not bo so largo as was anticipated. Up to this timo ibo representatives of thirty-two counties have arrived. The Liberal Republi cans bold a caucus to-nigbt. W. B. Sloan, of Ottawa County, acted as Chairman. Most of tho evening was spent in the interchange of opinion and tbo prospects for success in this now party movement, and, while all tho speakers of course hoped for success, several of the roost prominent among them declared they did not expect success this year, but wore willing to wait results. HAMMOND k GAOK, A resolution indorsing tho Liberal Stato Ex ecutive Committee iu changing tbo timo for ibo mooting of tbo Liberal Convention from tbo timo llrst selected .was, after a long discussion, laid on tbo table, and a number of tbo speakers argued that tbo timo bad oomo wbon tboXiboral Republican party, as a distinct organization, should bo abandoned, and tbo following resolu tion was finally adopted: Uesolved, That wo heartily Jolt; with tho Democrats of Alien County, ami all others who cbooao to partici pate, to form a now party, and deal with tho living Issues of tbo day, and unite with thorn in tho adoption of a platform and tbo nomination of a ticket. Col. Lowo, of Dayton, in tbo course of bis re marks favoring this now party movement, said bo was fully satisfied, from personal knowledge, that Senator Thurman was at heart in favor of this pat ty, but did not openly say so, because bo felt bo was impotent to bring up tbo masses of tho Democratic party to bis support. Col. Lowo said ho hoped somo high-minded Democrat would bo chosen to bead the ticket to bo nomi nated to-morrow. This sentiment was heartily applauded. The indications are that either Chilton A. White, of Brown County, or Judge Collins, of Cincinnati, both Democrats, will do nominated for Governor. Oshkosh, Win., July 29.—Last week the Dodge County Patrons of Husbandry issued a call for a Slato Convention of Grangers, to moot in Mil waukee, Aug. 21, to consider tbo practicability of nominating a State ticket at tho next election. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of tho State Orango to-day, a resolution was adopted, repudiating that action, and ordering the Pat rons to have nothing to do with the proposed convention. Tho following is tho ofiloial notice from tho State Grange to the Patrons: Worthy Patbons : It baa recently come to the no* Uce of tbo Stale Orange that certain movements or* being made to commit the Order to a direction of po litical action during the coming State elections. A convention bos also been called by what purports to bo tbo Dodge County Council of Oranges, to meet in Milwaukee on tbo 31st of August, avowedly for politi cal purposes. The State Orange consider this action very unwise, end counsel all their patrons to beware of the machinations of those who desire to thus violate one of the fundamental principles of the Order, by entering into the turmoil of political strife. Wo here by caution all Oranges against taking any notice what ever ot the above-mentioned call, as it Is entirely un authorized by any proper authority. By order of James Brainaud, Secretary of the State Orange. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. PniNOETON, Xu., July 20.— Tho Bureau County Republican Convention to-day wua very har monious. The following ticket was placed in nomination: J.W. Templeton, for County Clerk; 11. M. Trimble, County Judge; Z. H. Hills, Treasurer; J. A. Mercer, Superintendent of Schools. Tho following resolutions wore adopted : Jiesolced, That wo huvo undlmlnlshed confidence In tho Republican parly aa tho party of progress and reform. Jluolved, That a firm ndberonca to tho Republican parly and 11a principles la tbo most euro plan for sc ouring the interest of the people In their efforts to control tho consolidations of railroads and all other uonopollsta,which,by tho moneyed power of tho coun try. uro being so controlled as to oppress tho people, r.ml wo will vote for no condition that Is not m full Djmjmthy with tbo anti-monopoly movement, iUeohcd, That whilo tho Republican party Is in no sense responsible for tho roccnt Increase fu salaries and back pay voted themselves by tho members of Congress, It dooms that act unworthy of the men upon whom tbo people huvo conferred tho title of Hon orable, and Republicans and Democrats alike who voted for, approved of, or accepted it, should bo re tired from tho publlu service us rapidly as opportunity occurs. Jletolctd, That wo deem railways to be Improved highways, lu which private capital Is invested for private and public profit, to bo realized through pub* lie use by being operated for tbo purposes of common . carriers, properly subject to regulation by law In their mutual Intorent, JUsolvfd, That a free Interchange of the products of Industry at reasonable rates of transporta tion is absolutely essential to the full develop ment and prosperity of our agricultural, manu facturing, commercial, and nil other Industrial Interests, nud for the realization of such prosperity, CHICAGO, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1873. POLITICAL Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Special Dhpatch to The Chicago Tribune. tho Government shall control by law the cxerclaca of every franchise granted to transportation companies; prohibit exorbitant rates of passenger faro and freight, and all Abuses and unjust discriminations against per* tons, and from localities, that tho people may bo pro tected against all wrongful nse of tho Increasing power of railway and other corporations, as competition wherever practical, Is the surest and moat efficient regulation. Wo look with favor on the Improvement of water routes of tho country, among which nro the opening of ample water communication from tho Lakes to (ho Ocean, tho extension of tho Illinois and Michigan Canal to Bock Island, and tho completion of tho Illinois lUvor Improvement, liftolved, That wo aro In favor of a tariff for rove* nuo and for revenue purposes only; (hat In its distri bution it be made to bear on (ho luxuries rather than tho necessities of life, and that wo nro In favor of plac ing lumber, salt, and Iron on tbo free list. VILE CONSPIRACY. now a Job Was Put Dp by a Special Treasury Agent to Swindle nu Inu porting Firm—Perjury by Whole sale. Special Dispatch to Tho Chicago Tribune. , New York, July 29.—Tho defense of Edward Borko <k Co. in tbo ouit began against them for defrauding tho revenue in undervalu ing goods passing the Custom- House promises to expose a singular conspiracy alleged between their clerk and Special Acont Jayne. Tho dork, Clark, inspired by tho success of tho informer la tho Phelps, Dodge Co. case, altered tho books and in voices of Borko & 00., in tho absence of tho firm, and caused their broker to make false en tries at tho Ouetom-Houso. Ho saved tho origi nal slips from tho English houses, and cave altered duplicates for entry at the Custom-House. Nouo of tho firm, but only their broker, who boa power of at torney, swore to those false invoices. Tho loss to tho Government in the invoices aggregating $30,000 was only $l6O. and no other false en try in tho books of the firm for forty years wore found. Tbo olork, Clark, having abstracted tbo original invoices, wont to Jayne and made a written agreement to furnish tho evidence to convict for one-quarter tho amount obtained from tho firm. Jayne also agreed to And a per son to act as informer, and the books and papers of tho Arm wore actually seized on tho affidavit of a boy in Jayne’s office. The evidence of all this is said to bo complete, and tho con Adout of Clark has revealed tho whole plot. Those developments have caneod groat indignation among tho mer chants to whom tho facts aro known, and it is ascertained that the District-Attorney will not dare to prosecute tho case, lost tho facts of Jayne’s port in the alleged conspiracy is re vealed. RAILROAD RATES, Important Decision of the Kailroad and Warehouse Commissioners on Through Kates to Eastern Points. Special Dispatch to Tho Chicago Tribune. Springfield, July 29.— Tho Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners hod under consider ation this afternoon a question submitted by a Superintendent of ono of tho great through linos to Now York, whoso name wo could not learn, as to whether ho could givo through rates to Now York from one point on his road, and rofuso to givo them from other points, notwithstand ing tho articles offered for shipment at each place wore of liko quantities of tho same class. Tho Commissioners decided a reply to bo re turned, stating that ho could not, for such ac tion on his part would ho a violation of tho law. New York, July 29. —Tho Cheap Transporta tion Committee mot to-day and adopted a call for a mass-mooting at tho Cooper Institute early in September, and mado arrangements for its general circulation. FIRES. Serious Conflagration at tile lowa Penitentiary—Forest Fires on tho Canadian Kallroad—Tlio ISultimore Fire. Ft. Madison, lowa, July 29.—A fire broke out at 7 o’clock iu Ibo boiler shop of tbo lowa Ponl tontiary on tbo north side of tbo grounds, which burned the boiler shop, carpenter shop, tripp hammer ahop, and partly destroyed the dry kiln. Word was telegraphed to Burlington fora fire engine at 6:16, and the engine arrived at 9:40. At 10:80 the dry-kiln took fire, but was soon stopped by tbo engine. Tho loss to the State is SIO,OOO, and the loss to the contractors $20,000. The Burlington boys worked their engine ad mirably, and at 11 o’clock the flro was completely under control. No prisoners escaped. All wore safely looked in tbo colls on the south side. No lives were lost. . Philadelphia, July 29.— The rains of yester day extinguished tho fires that raged iu tho woods along tho lino of tho Camden and Atlan tic City llailroad for a distance of twenty miles. The ravages of tho fire can bo soon in tho black ened trunks of tho trees and tho burned corn fields and orchards. The farm-houses escaped through the exertions of tbo people. Baltimore, Md., July 29.—The official report of the Firo Inspector places tho number of buildings destroyed by tho fire on Friday last at 113, of which 64 wore throe-story brickhouses; 23 two-story brick houses; 18 four-story brick houses; 3 churches, and 3 restaurants ; 3 school houses. Four wore restaurants, 3 boarding houses, and 4 stables. Tbo official estimate of the loss is not yet made. THE INDIANS. Arrival of Stanley’s Party at tbe Yel lowstone Unmolested—The Santee Sioux on tho War-Path—Bellicose Attitude of tho Yankton Sioux. Special Dispatch to The Chicago 'lVihune. St. Paul, July 29.—Tho Bismarck Tribune of tho 23d Inst, reports that Qon. Stanley’s expe dition had reached tbo Yellowstone above Glou dine Greek on tho 17lh. All well. No Indians were seen. Tho steamer Key West took sup plies up tho Yellowstone from Gloudino Greek. A war party of 800 Ores Ventres, Maadans, and Noz Forces returned to Fort Boithold, after several days' scout. Tho saw no Sioux, but did see Stanley’s wagon train, which they did not approach, fearing they would ho mistaken for hoatilo'lndiana. The wagon train for Diamond Bivor was fired upon by the tiantoo Sioux at Manah Biver on the 17th. No one was injured. [2b the Associated Press.] Yankton, D. T., July 29.—Tho surveying party in charge of M. T. Wooloy arrived here last night, having boon fired into by a party of about fifty Sioux Indians, of tho Yanktonnai hand from Fort Thompson, under tho lead of a Chief named Quilted Fan. This occurred about 200 miles directly north of hero, on James Biver, tho In dians charging that the lands belonged to them, and they would not allow them to survey it. CANADA. Idtscollanooui* Political Itopnti* Liapatch to The Chicago Tribune, Quebec, July 20.—The doctors of Tends couta County hold a mooting yosterday and de clared unanimously in favor of tho House of Commons carrying on tho tho Pa clfio scandal by Us own’Oommission, and against tho Royal Commission appointed by tho Govern ment. Prominent politicians wore present. Toronto, ' July 20. —lnterested parties havo prepared and aro circulating a petition to 1 ' tho Governor-General to prorogue Parliament with out discussion, and allow tho appointment of tho Royal Commission. A counter-petition is, however, most popular. The Globe urges tho calling of mootings throughout tho country at onco to obtain an ex pression of opinion and a pouring in of peti tions against permitting tho aoousoaappoiutiug their own judges. Further disclosures aro daily expected. Several Grand Trunk Railway conductors are under arrest for defrauding the Company of faros, Warrants aro Issued for others, who will bo arrested on tho completion of trips. Camping Out* Special JHomteh to Tho Chicago Tribune, LaSalle, July 20.—A. party of young men from this city havo boon camping on Plumb Is land, opposite Starved Rook, snico Monday of last week, and propose to remain there tho balance of tho current week. They spend their tlmo in fishing, hunting, and enjoying them selves in a general way, and rcooivo many visits from their friends in town. Nulciaoa* Ban Francisco, July 20. —Thomas Wolham committed suicide to-day by taking poison. dilp WASHINGTON. Consul Thorington Upheld in His Action in tho Vir ginius Case. A Now Issue of Tcn-Dollar National Bank-Notes Decided Upon. The Murderous Modocs Condemned to Suffer the Death-Penalty. Special Dispatch io The Chicago Tribune. TUB CASE 07 TUB VIROINIUS. Washington, July 20.-—lt is generally under stood that tho Qovornmont will not take any ac tion in tbo case of tbo Virginias, an examina tion of all tho facts showing that there is noth ng requiring its attention. Consul Thorington appears to havo acted within tho law, and ac cording to tho general policy of tho Department of State. Tho reply of tho Secretary of State to tho note of tho Spanish Minister on this question will bo of such a character as to convmco that oAldal that thoro has boon no broach of our neutrality obligations, and that our Government could not consistently repudiate tho course of its representative. It may bo stated that all tho facts connected with tho case have boon laid before tho President, and that ho approves tho decisions both of tho Secretary of State and tho Secretary of tho Navy. NEW NATIONAL RANK NOTES. At tho lust eeuaion of Congress an act was passed authorizing tho Secretary of the Treasury to issuo a now circulation of tho National Bank- i note currency. Among tho provisions of tho act' is one that places tho harden of tho oxponsoof tho now issuo upon tho National Bauks. As might ho expected, tho banks oro not* very favorable to tho project, and somo of them are openly opposed to It. Tho main argument in favor of tuo now issuo was, and is, that many of tho National Bank notes havo boon successfully counterfeited. Tho Secretary of tho Treasury, who, according to tho law, Is allowed to nso considerable dis cretion in tho mattor, has mado a thorough examination of tho whole subject, and has como to tho conclusion that about tho only Natlonal.Bank noto successfully counterfeited is that of tho denomination of $lO. Ho will, therefore, content himself with ordering a now issuo of that denomination. AN INTERESTING QUESTION was decided by tho Treasury Department to-day, it having boon brought forward by tho Collector of Customs at Sitka, Alaska, It appears that an American register for a now vessel, built and owned by a Russian subject, had been refused by him. hut a register was issued upon application boing mado by his wife, who is an American woman. Tho Department decides that If tho owner of tho vessel is not embraced within tho provisions of this article of the treaty with Russia coding Alaska to tho United States, in which it stipulated that tho inhabi tants of tho coded territory' by remain ing there shall ho admitted to tho enjoyments of all tho rights, advantages, and immunities of citizens of tuo united States, his vessel is not ontitlod to American registry, as merely a colorable transfer of the vessel by an alien to his wife, although a native horn American, while ho is really the owner, forfeits tho American register which has boon granted tho vessel. PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE DISTRICT GOVERN- As indications of tho way things aro going boro, aud also of what loading interested par ties think, the following straws, which wore con tained in an editorial printed in tho organ of tho District, this evening, aro significant: It 1b wolf known that a largo number of our citizens, juciuamg members of iuu uioumi aovotummu, long held that, ns Congress had exclusive Jurisdiction over this District, they should exorcise it, and that tho District could bo much more effectually and cheaply governed by a Commission than In any other way. That this will bo brought about somo day wo nave no doubt, aud It is not unlikely, indeed, that this will bo tho entering wedgo In changing tho form of Municipal Government. Tho county and municipal affairs la Now York City aro now virtually performed by Com missioners, created by tho lato Legislature, but what ever may bo the future form of government for tbo District, there can bo no doubt, wo learn, that tho present Government will bo heartily glad to be re lieved of tho arduous labors and responsibility of their position at tho earliest possible moment. They are not office-seekers or drones, who are unable to ex ist out of place, but capable business men, who have, at tbo sacriffco of money and health, given their time, brains, and energies to tho thankless task of pulling tho city out of tho slough of despond. That work done, they will gladly relinquish tho office to those for whom it has more charms. THE MODOCB DOOMED TO DEATH. Tho question of ibo fate of tho Modoc mur derers, lately tried by a court-martial ui Califor nia, is at last put to rest, by semi-official authority, dispatches announcing that tho Military Commission appointed to try them has awarded tho full penalty of the law. and, except iu case of Executive interference, the sentence of death by shooting will bo carried into effect as soon as it shall nave boon approved by the President. All of those charged with tho capi tal offonso have boon found guilty. Tho sen timent of tho court martial was unanimous, aud Qon. Jeff. C. Davis is earnest in the expression of his hopes that tho law will bo allowed to take its course. Tho pa pers in tho cose, there is every reason to believe, are now in Washington, but as Secretary Belknap does not return until Thursday, there is little probability of their contents being officially dis closed until after that date. Tho sig nature of tho President will undoubt edly bo affixed or withhold, according at. tho review of tho court-martial proceedings by Secretary Belknap shall bo favorable or ad verse to tbo record before him. There are many facts in connection with this case of interest to the public which will shortly bo divulged. It is thought, however, by army officials of high rank, that tho findings of the court will bo promptly indorsed. THE PATENT CIOAR-HOX. From all parts of the country protests are be ing received by tho Commissioner of Internal Bovonuo against the adoption of tho so-called Eatont cigar-box. Tho inventor of this ox claims that its main object is to Srotoot tbo Government against fraud; but. on io other hand, it is assorted that its adoption would chiefly benefit tho party holding tho patent. It appears to ho generally ad mitted that it would subject tho cigar manu facturers to much inconvenience, and much doubt is expressed whether it would more se curely protect tho Government. Tho Commis sioner is disposed to hoar both sides, and to give tho matter a thorough investigation before coming to any conclusion. He regards this as something similar to the proposed boor stamp, which was proposed a year ago, and which, after a careful examina tion by a commission, was reported upon ad versely as a useless expense to tho brewers, and as of no account to tho Government. BEVENDB MARINE INSPECTION. 8. J. Kimball, Chief of tho Revenue Marino Division, loaves hero next week for tho West, whore bo will make a thorough inspection of tho lakes for tho purpose of ascertaining at what point tho now life-saving stations authorized by act of Congress shall bo erected. [To the Associated iVfM.I Washington, July 20. —Tho Post-Office De partment has established a free delivery of letters ub Springfield, 111., with four carriers. Tho ser vice commences Sept. 1. TRANSPORTATION VIA CANADA, Tho Secretary of Stato has transmitted to tho Secretary of tho Treasury a copy of tho report of tho Committee of tho Privy Council of Canada in regard to tho regulations, to bo mutually agreed upon between tho two Governments, under Article 80 of tho Treaty of Washington, concerning tho transit of goods through tho Cqitod Slates and Canada. The report suggests several important modifications of tho existing Treasury regulations in ordor to facilitate tho Treaty. It is not doubted that a satisfactory arrangement will bo made. SENATOR SUMNER AND TUB NEGROES. Several loading colored citizens of Washing ton addressed Senator Sumner a loiter, con gratulating him on tho recovery of his health, and expressing tho hope ttiat ho will bo üblo to resume his labors in tho Somite, whore, they say, lie has so long and faithfully contended for equal rights of all men. They also mention that they are now fluting tho question of tho common solsool system in tho District for all children, feeling confident that this is tho only true way in which children can bo educated without prejudice and discrimination on account of race, color, or na tionality. Mr. Sumner acknowledged tho nolo in a letter, in which ho repeats in tho strongest terms his well-known principle, favoring equal rights for all men, and urges tho colored citizens to continue to demand and proxorvo them. In conclusion, he urges most strongly tho right and necessity of all children, without distinction of color, to tho equal rights and advantages of a common school education. postmasters’ salaries. A largo number of Postmasters holding minor offices, having failed in their efforts for a gen eral readjustment of salaries, will appeal to tho Court of Claims. A number of claims have al ready been Alod thoro, to ho followed by many others. It is supposed tho aggregate sum claimed will bo at least $500,000. LIFE-BAVTNO STATIONS. The Commission to determine tbo points whore tho now life-saving stations shall no es tablished leave hero next week for a tour of inspection on tho lakes, to determine whore such stations will ho located. SOUTHERN SHIP CANAL. The Board of Officers is considering tho plan submitted by Capt. Howell for a ship canal to connect tho Mississippi Bivor with the Gulf of Mexico. Correspondence between tho Post-Office De partment and Groat Britain, with a view to es tablish an exchange of postal cards at a low rato of postage, has closed. Tbo British authorities' declined tho proposition, on tho ground that they aro opposed to any lower rato of postage than that now paid on letters. Tho proposition of tho United States was to havo an exchange of postal cards by tho addition of I cent postage, tho samo as wo now have with Canada. Tom Itlnrphy’s notations With tlio Government—lXosa Tweed’s Case— ‘ Tlio Fast Klvor Uriel go— Sing Sing Matters Soldiers’ Colonics Bogus Watch-Importers to Ho Prosecuted. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. New xouk, July 29.— Tho Tribune has discov ered, and will expose to-morrow, tho revival of Tom Murphy's scheme to soil on old warehouse, which ho bought for $400,000, to tho Govern ment for $1,000,000. Tho design is to take tho building for an Appraiser's store, though remote from tho business port of tho city. Tho apppropriation of $1,000,000 was smuggled iuto tho bills of tho last House, but detected in tho Senate and thrown out. The proposition now is to root tho building at enormous rental, and Boorotary Richardson and Collector Arthur aro in correspondence on tho subject. Tho fraud is bitterly opposed by tho merchants, who say that tho removal of tho Appraiser’s store would double their espouses for cartago of samples. Tho sensation story that tho District Attorney had conspired to save Tweed from ro-indictmout is without foundation. After tho failure of tho last trial ho was ro-indlotod. and gave bail in several cases against him, the trial of which is deferred to October. A bitter quarrel is going on between Comp troller Green and Commissioner Van Nort. Green is tho personal representative of S. J. Tildon, and . Van Nort is a follower of Tweed. Tweed and Tildcn fought for years for tho control of tho Democratic General Committee, and their two men still keep up tho quarrel for tho con trol of tho city funds. Tbo Mayor and Alder men are also lighting over tho matter of patron age, and, in tho meantime, all improvements are at a stand-still, and tho City Government is almost at a dead-lock. [To the Attociattd Press, 1 New York, July 29.—The last of tho massive iron plates for the East River bridge anchorage was placed in position yesterday. Sydney Darien, tho famous oyster man of Fulton Market, is dead. Tho Wilson Colony Association, formed to enablo former soldiers to take advantage of tho now Homosted law, will send a committee West, lu BoptomiJor, lu ooleuL laud. Tliu Hrßt party of colonists la expected to loavo this city next spring. Tho notorious l( Wes ” Allen, tho Sing Bing convict, refused yesterday to join a party of his fellow-convicts who wore being sent to tho Auburn Btato Prison. Ho retreated into bis coll and armed himself with a knife. When tho prison authorities wore about to attack him there, ho pointed to a can of nitro-glycorino. which ho had with him in his coll, threatening to blow up tho prison If molested. Tho officers then retreated. UENT. It is understood the Government mil press the cases against the parties who have boon im porting inferior watch movements into this country, with the forged names of American manufacturers on them. Up to the 24th of this month the total num ber of immigrants who had arrived this year was 179,376, which is only between 700 and 800 loss than the figures at the corresponding time a year ago. It was rumored in the city to-day that the long delay in the State Department m disposing of the case of Carl Yogt, the Belgian murderer, is owing to the fact that they have now under con sideration the preliminaries of an extradition treaty with Belgium, under which Vogt can bo extradited, thus avoiding the complications which would bo likely to arise in case he should bo extradited under the treaty with Prussia, or in case the demand of that Government should bo refused under opinion of Attorney-General 'Williams. It is also rumored that, owing to the peculiar phase which the case bos assumed, the matter may become the subject of a Cabinet con ference. An Important Land Suit in tho United St. Louis, July 29.—Tho heirs of Jacques Glamorgan have entered suit in tho United States District Court of this district for ft con firmation of title to a very large tract of land lying In St. Charles and Lincoln Counties of this Stato. This suit is brought undor tho act of Congress, Juno 10, 1672, obloh authorizes District Courts to tako luris diotion of all such claims &ud decide upon their validity, and provides that whore tho laud has been sola by tho United States tho claimants can take tho same number of acres of public lands subject to private eutry at $1.26 per acre. As tho lauds covered by those claims have boon sold by tbo United States, the suit is against tho United States only, and will not in any manner disturb those citizens of St. Charles and Lincoln who are claiming title. Jacques Glamorgan was a prominent citi zen of tho Spanish colony of Lou isiana, and resided at St. Louis, in what was then called Upper Louisiana. He rendered groat service to nis Government In exploring the upper Missouri River, and, to compensate him for this service and the losses sustained by him, the Lieutenant-Governor of tho colony, Don Zouon Trudeau, by the decree of conces sion of March 8, 1797, granted to him this tract, which was supposed to contain 448,000 arponta of land. The heirs to tho suit are Henry Glamorgan, a prominent barber of this city; Loon A. Glamorgan, of 6t. Louis: Oyphrian Glamorgan, of Now Orleans; and Julius Glamor gan, of St. Paul, Minn. Among the counsel re tained by tho heirs are R. H. i J. L. Bradford, laud lawyers, of Washington City. Tho Cholera* Special Dispatch to The Chicago TVibune. Indianapolis, lud., July 29.—0n Sunday Mrs. Haggart dressed tho oorpso of a child dead from cholera. This morning tho lady was stricken with tho disease and died this afternoon—tho only fatal onso to-day. One attack is reported. Thorough dieinfooting is going on throughout tho city. It is generally believed that tho scourge will bo driven away before it assumes an epidemic form. Louilyille, July 29.—O’Donnell, a laborer, died in this city to-day, of cholera, after ton hours' Ulnosa. Memphis, July 20.—'Tho Union City (Tenn.) Courier of tho 26tU reports twenty-nine deaths from cholera during tho wook in that village and Its immediate vicinity. St. Louis, July 29.— Potor Llndoll, sou of Bobort Llndoll and nephew of Peter and Jessie Llndoll, former millionaires of this city, died in Denver on Sunday, whither ho had gone for his health. Mr. Llndoll, though quilo young, only 20, was an ardent admirer of tho turf, and had done much for tho improvement of raolng-stock, particularly trotters. Ho was tho owner of Pilot Temple, Goshen Maid, Rattlar, Bt. Louis Boy, and several other horses. PORTAL CARD EXCHANGES. NEW YORK. ST. LOUIS. Staton Court* Obituary* NUMBER 344 ANOTHER HORROR, A Fearful Catastrophe at the North Side Boiling Mills. Nine Men Engulfed in a Furnace of Fire, and Three Fatally Burned. At 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon a terrible ox* plosion occurred at the North Chicago Bolling liUlls, which will probably result fatally to three employes. At the hour named residents in the vicinity wore startled from thoirsummor drowsi ness by aloud report, like that of a battery of ar tillery, which was quickly followed by dense vol umes of white smoko issuing from the doors and windows of tho furnaco room. Everybody rushed to tho mills, and in a few minutes after tho report was hoard a dense crowd of excited and curious people thronged about tho mills. Everybody asked of his neighbor, with bated breath, concerning tho cause of tho loud report, and tho volume of smoko, but for ajittlo while thoro woro no satisfactory auswers givou. But in a fow minutes it became noised through tho crowd that nn explosion had oc curred at ono of tho blast furnaces, and that nino workmen had boon moro or loss burned, somo fatolly. Then tboro was more excitement, as many of tho crowd bad near relations or friends employed in the mills. Every eye was strained to see who tho unfortunate beings woro, as they woro brought out from tho midst of tho burning coals and streams of molten iron to the air. Two or three of tho victims woro unablo to walk, but tho rest needed only medical attention, and could assist themselves. It was discovered that uino workmen had boon made victims by tho ex plosion. A Tbidunb reporter visited tho rolling mills last ovoning, and rocoivcd a detailed account of tho catastrophe. Tho accldout occurred at tho west furnace. It appears that tho trough through which the molten iron Hows from tho furnaco to tho moulds had bccomo partially stopped up with cold iron and clinkers. Around tho base of tbo furnaco thoro bad also collected a largo quantity of tho same material. Tho work men wore instructed to remove thin with crowbars. Twelve mon woro as signed to tho job. They had boon working perhaps two hours, when, while tho greater por tion of thorn woro digging at tho trough and around it, suddenly a largo portion of tho fur nace-wall around tho trough gave way. Streams of molton iron quickly spread over tho ground, making it extremely perilous to bs close to tbo furnaco. Tho injured mon wore speedily removed into tho fresh air, and Drs. Parks and Cunningham called to alleviate their Bufferings. They woro not slow in coming, and did wlint they could un der tho circumstances. They were not agreed os to bow fatal tho injuries would re sult; but it soomod to bo their opinion that two of tho victims, at least, would not survive tho accldout. Tho names of tho victims of tho disaster aro as follows: James Mack and Michael Iloaiy, sin gle, residing at No. 417 Elston avenue; Patrick Mannoy. married, of No. fiß Waufaansia avonuo, are burned so that llioir lives aro de spaired of. John Brot, married, of No. 22 Civ bourn avenue; James Shaflhi, married, of No. 435 Elston avonuo, aro seriously burned. Owen Corbett. Potor Johnson, and Thomas Connors aro slightly burned. Healy was con voyed to tho St, Joseph Hospital, aud Mack to the Aloxian Brothers’ Hospital. Fortunately tho gas which preceded the flow of tho molton iron lifted the men from their perilous positions, and saved them from a most horrlblo death. But it also burned them very severely, and scattered them over tho ground liko straws be fore a wind. Somo or tlium liud lliclr clotbue torn to shreds by the force of tho explosion and lay on tho ground; others woro taken to thoii homos. The burns aro mainly confined to tbo body and limbs. Maok and Healy, both of them young men, present n frightful appearance. Their sufferings are past expression. The loss to tho mill proprietors will bo very groat, and many weeks will bo consumed in re pairing tho furnaco. A SLIGHT FIRE. The alarm of fire from Box 205, at half-past 8 o'clock last night, was occasioned by the discov ery of fire at No. 492 West Madison street, owned by Mrs. 0. D. Wycoff. The loss on the building will bo about S3OO. First floor was occupied by J. G. Simmons, ns a cigar store, who loses S2OO. Cause of Are, a defective chimney. Stato Taxation of tlio Union Pacific Uailrouib Omaha, July 29.—The Union Pacific Railroad Company has applied to United States Judge Dunay for an injunction to restrain the collection of taxes, levied by State authority upon the lands granted in aid of tho construction of its road. A tem porary injunction has boon allowed. Tho appli cation is baaed tmon the decision of tbo United titatoa Supremo Court in tho Kansas Pacific Rail way Company v. Prescott, holding such lauds not taxable for tho reasons s first, that tbo Company has not perfected its right to tho patents by tbo performance of all tbo con ditions of tbo grant, such patents being withhold by tbo Interior Department until certain expen ditures recommended by a committee of eminent citizens, appointed in 1860, to examine the road are made, and, second, that tho power oi .State taxation would defeat the right of the United States to require such lands to ho sold at $1.25 per acre after throe years from tho completion of tho road, as provided by Section 3 of the Company’s charter. The Company has until July 1, 1876, to complete its road. A Itloan Thvft. Sheridan, LaSallo Co., 111., July 29.—The people of Serena, a village a short distance north of Ottawa,are justly indignant at a despic able burglary that occurred iu that place mgbl before last. A donation party having been hold in tbo place in behalf of tho Rev. Mr. Gould, Dr. Brown, of tho village, was appointed the custodian of tbo money until it should ho presented in duo form to tho reverend gou tloman. Last Sunday night some thief broke into the Doctor's house, and stole tho entire do nation fund, somo SBO. Not content with this, ho entered tho hotel of tho place, rilled bureau drawers, and finally decamped with tho land lord’s pantaloons, which contained S2O ic greenbacks. Suspicion has settled upon cer tain parties in tho place, who are being cloaolj watched. Considering that this donation fund really belonged to a wortby clergyman, being simply bold iu trust by Dr. Brown, tho theft ia regarded as a most dastardly act, and much ex citement exists iu tho village in consequence. llallroad New*. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Springfield, 111., July 29.—A. certificate of tho coueolUlatlou of tho Toledo, Thornton A St. Loulb Air Lino Railroad with tho Bt. Louis. Sbol hyvillo A Detroit Railroad was filed with (ho Boorotary of State. Tho Governor appointed an Directors of tho new organization, under tho provisions of Section 8, of tho low of 1809, J. W. Marks and G. D. Chaffee, of Shelby County, Jonathan Patterson and William Patterson, of Moultrio County, and James Dogory, of Fayette County. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Aurora. 111., July 29.—1t is rumored in thin city that tho Chicago A Northwestern has leased tho Chicago A lowa Roadof Mr. Hinckley, o*nl that tho brunch from Batavia will ho pushed to Aurora os speedily as possible. Fatal £ml of a Foinh Memphis, Tenn., July 29.—Esqnlro N. B. Halo was shot through tho heart and killed m Cuba, this county, yesterday, by Bichard Clay. An old fond existed between them for years, and, mooting at tho village, it was renewed with tho result stated. After shooting Hale, Guy jumped upon his horse and escaped. Glilnouo Slavery iu California* San Francisco, July 29.— Twonty-hvo Chimra females, brought by steamer yesterday from Hong Kong, woro sold at public auction to-day in tho Chinese quarters. Young girls brought as high as $450 each; middle aged and old women from SIOO to S2OO each.