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GIFT, CONCERT. Grandest Scheme Ever Known. Forat Grail Gilt Coicart FOB TIIR BENEFIT OF TUB PUBLIC LIBRARY OF KENTUCKY. 12,000 Cash Gifts, $1,500,000. Every Fiflli Met Draws a Gill $330,000 fog SSO. The Fourth Grand Gift Concert authorized by special sot of tbo Legislature fur tho benefit of tho Publlo Libra ry nf Kentucky will take place lu Publlo Library Hall, at Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, December 3, 1873. Only sixty thousand tickets will bo sold, and cmo-half of these are lutoudod for tbo European market, thus leaving only 80,000 for sale la tho United States, whore 100,000 were disposed of for tho Third Concert. The tickets are divided into ten coupons, or parts, and have on their back the Scheme, with a lull explanation of the mode of draw %t this Concert, which will bo the grandest musical display svor witnessed lu this country, tho unprecedented $1,500,000, Divided into 13,000 cash gifts, will bo distributed by lot among the ticket-holders. The numbers of tho tickets to be drawn from ono wheel by blind children, and tbo gifts from another. XiXST OF GIFTS. ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 8250,000 ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 100,000 ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 50,000 ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 25,000 ONE GRAND CASH GIFT 17,600 10 Cnah Gifts, 810,000 cnclt.... 100,000 30 Cush Gifts, 5,000 cncli.... 160,000 60 Cash Gifts, 1,000 each.... 60,000 80 Cash Gifts, 600 each.... 40,000 100 Cash Gifts, 400cnch.... 40,000 160 Gash Gifts, 300 cncli.... 45,000 260 Cash Gifts, 200 each.... .60,000 326 Cash Gifts, lOOcnch.... 32,600 11,000 Cash Gifts, 60 each.... 660,000 Total, 12,000 Gins, AM CASH, amountlug to .......81»500»000 The distribution will bp poslttvo whether all the tickets are sold or not, and the 12,000 gifts all paid In proportion to tbo tickets sold—all unsold tickets being destroyed, as at tbo First and Second Concerts, and not represented in the drawing. MICE OF TICKETS. Wbfllß Ttckots, SSO.OOi Halves, (25.00; Tenth., or each coupon, $6.00; Eleven Whole Tickets for 22i< Tickets for $1,1)00.00; 118‘Whole Tlokols for $0,000.00s 337 Whole Tlokots for $10,000.00. No discount on lots than $500.00 worth of Ticket* at ft time. l*ho unparalleled success of the Third Gift Concert, as well ae the satisfaction given by the First and Second, makes it only nocossary to announce the Fourth to insuro tbo prompt salo of eveir ticket. Tho Fourth Gift Concert will bo condoctod ln all Its details like tbo Third, and full particulars may bo learned f.*om circulars, which will bo •ent free from this ollico to all who may apply for them. Tickets now ready for sale, and all orders accompanied by tbo money promptly filled. Liberal terms given to ■those who buy to soil ogalu. TIIO9. E. BHAMLETTE, Agent Publ. Ltbr. Kr. and Manager Gift Concert. Public Library Building, lonisville, Ky»_ BUSINESS CHANCE. roasALEca TO LEASE, NEWH ALL HOUSE MILWAUKEE. Wo offer for salo or to lease on very favorablo terms, this Celebrated Hotel—tho finest In Wisconsin. It is situated on the principal business street, conveni ent to steamboats and depots. It Is full of guosts and do ing a Tory profitable and increasing business. &o ' <u4l, “ t '“»l*FlN o crtfKS. LYNDB A MILLER. Milwaukee, or J. 11. BISSELL. Chicago. OPENING. GRAND OPENING, Saturday, August 2, METER &° KOEELER’S hestattrawt, WINE, AND LAGER BEER HALL, EXCHANGE BUILDING* Southwest corner Clark ami Washlngton-sts. We aball give full Batlsfaction to all our patrons and tho pahllo visiting our place. , . . , . . this occasion a fine and aolootod lunch will do tarred to our guoef. GRAND OPENING! On SATURDAY EVENING next, August 3, THOB. RATKO AN will open bis now Billiard Hall and Sample Room at flt»9 South 01ark-»t. All are Invited. FOR SALE. TRACING LINEN, , AND IPjJLIPiHSIR,, AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. CULVER, PAGE, MB & CO, 118 and 120 Monroc-st.. Chicago. SPECTACLES, AT J. O. LANGGUTH'S, Optician, W Rtate-at between WaßhlngtmL»mLD*Hj2lj>k: DISSOLUTION NOTICE. DISSOLUTION. The copartnership hitherto existing under the firm name of Edwards, Bluett A 00. expires this day by lim itation. The Arm of Wilde, Bluett A 00. will assume the liabilities and collect the debts of the late firm of Ed wards, Bluett A 00. ABRAM EDWARDS, WM. 0. BLUETT, Chicago, Aug. 1, 1673. JAMES WILDE, Jn., A CO. OOPAKTNERSHIP. Tbe undersigned have formed a copartnership nndor kha firm name of WUdo. Bluett A 00., for the purpose of carrying on tbe Olotblng Business, and will occupy tbelr dow store, at tbe northwest corner of Stato and Madison gt4., on or about August 1, 1873. JAMES WILDE, Jn., A 00.. WM. O. BLUETT. COPARTNERSHIP NOTIOE. COPARTNERSHIP. The oartnersblp business heretofore existing under the oame and stylo of Philip Kramer and Bernard Abrahams, and carried on atNo. 69 Archor-av,, Chicago, lathis day dissolved by mutual consent. Tbo business will bo car ried on at tho same place, bysald Bernard Abrahams; also, all claim, to bo paid BERNARD ABRAHAMS. Dated. Chicago, jDilyjgtJjlTjL-— — GENERAL NOTICES. NOTICE. Country Auctioneers, Land Speculators, and Trading Mon in all parts of tho country, will hear something greatly to their advan tage, by addressing A 40, Tribune office. ZDI-VIIDIBIsro. Tlloßwameaßllvor flmbltlngnnd Iloflnlng Co. of Oh!* cago declare their rottuUr munthly dividend (or July, of ono and one quarter (Ik) jmr cent, payable In gold on and aftortbo 16tb Inst., at uia banking utlico of Adam Hmltb A Hon. KDWAUU F. LAV/KENOK, 800. Chicago, Aug. 1, 187 J. Attention! Shippers, For points In Colorado, Now Mexico, and Kaniai, THE GREAT NEW ROUTE Now offers special Inducements In the way ot freight and 77 Olark-st. A., Bt wifiiJlls Qen'Ui’U /ihfluit; that tho cnncollath (Hl In's nharofl was novor nr WaAldors ; that tho stock S and ablo to ‘ay that tho nut tho otocklir ’ to have booi "1. and that— — '9 who a*, to mu’ COS LIVER OIL. •wiiiijsoisr’s CARBOLATED COD LIVER OIL Is a Specific and Radical Ouro for CONSUMPTION AND SOEOFULOUS DISEASES, Bemomborlhonsmo, ** Willson's Oatbolalod Cod Liver Oil.” Itoomce In large wcdKO-shapcrtholtlos. bearing tlio Inventor's signature, nml is sold by tho beat Druggists. Prepared by I. H. Willson, 83 Jolm-st,, H. Y. For s«lo by all Druggists. Western Agents: nUBLBUT 4 EDRALL. Chicago. T „ UICHAUbsON * CO., St. Louts, Mo. COAL. Coal. Ooal* MINER T. AMES & GO., ,1 West Eandolpli-st. Lackawanna Eric, Walnut UiU, and Briar lull.. Minonk Hocking Indiana Block Wilmington WHOLESALE AM EETAIL. Liberal Reduction made on Goal by Car Load, FINANCIAL. WALKEE, MDBEWS & C 0„ 14 Wall-st., N. Y. A3NTDHEWS c *s OOOf. f 10 Plaoo Vondomo, PARIS. Travelers’ Credits Issued, both In STERLING, on UNION BANK OF LONDON, And In francs on PARIS, UNDER TUB SAME BETTER. Circular Notes, Of £lO, £2O. and £SO on tho UNION BANK OP LONDON. Commercial Credits: Eictaige on London & Pans. Stocks, Ronds, and Gold bought and sold on commis sion. Hallway Loans negotiated. CODE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK, 103 Wasningtoii-st., Northeast corner Clark, opposite Court-House. WEST BIDE OFFCB, 17 IMUwauliee-av. DmEOTOlts—William B. Ogden, Redmond Prindivlllo, George Taylor, Henry R. Payroll, F. O. Taylor. N. 8. Uou ton, M. D. Ogden, Uonj. V. Pago, Elisha 8. Wadsworth. MONEY can be drawn at any time, with interest at tho rate of 6 per cent per annum on all sums deposited one or more full months, SKOW-PETERSEN, ISBERG & CO., BANKERS, No. 2 South 01ark-at„ Isbuo OIROULAR LETTERS OP CRED IT and LETTERS OP CREDIT available in all European cities. NEW PUBLICATIONS. FAMERS’FODRTH OP JULY THE IMPORTANT ADDRESS Of S. M. SMITH, Secretary of tho Illinois State Farmers’ Association, before tho Liv ingston County Farmers’ Association, At Pontiac, on the Fourth of July, Is now ready for delivery as an 8-pago docu ment, for general circulation. Farmers* Clubs and Granges will bo sup plied at tho following ratos: Single Copies.. 3 ots. 1 100 00pi05...75 cts. 10 Copies 15 ots. |I,OOO C0pie5....55.00 Address J. W. DEAN, Room 0 Tribune Building, Chicago. STOVES, RANGES. &o. BOTISTTON’S HEATHS FURNACES “Our Favorite” Ranges, “Tbo Cabinet” Coolt Stove, Baltimore Heaters, Heating Stoves, Tuttle & Dailey’s Registers, dkc. These coeds aro the very best manufactured, and aro reliableKovow respect. Tbo BOYNTON fUrNAOB has no equal. Ovory 60 different sites and kinds for beat- Ing buildings of every description. Heating and venti lating promptly attended to. Estimates made on short notice. Wo invito tho attention of dealers and tho»o wanting ap erfeet working furnace or cooking arrange ment to call and boo ub or rend for circulars, LOTTERY. @300,000. Capitol Prize, $50,000. Missouri State Lottery. Grand Single Number Scheme. Draws tbe last day of every month. B, 880 Prims, amount- Inr to &509.000. Whole tickets, 810: Halves. SB. Bond fur Srcifi.r W MUimAY. MLLLKU I 00., ilo. SHB, St. Louis. Mo. WANTED. Salesman Wanted. By a well-established Commission House, a capable, enorgetlo saloaman, fully conversant with Chicago trade 1 Address, with references. L. SONS A CO., Trlbuoooflloe. Proposals Wanted For executing certain repairs and Improvmnunlt proposed to be made on tbe First Hootch Church, corner of ffanga mon and Adams-sts., according to plans and specifica tion* to he Boon at tbe olUoo of John Mackey, Architect, Room 8, northeast corner of State and Monroo-ats., with whom propcaala will bn lodged on or boforo fhursday, the 7th day of Augmt. Thelowoßtolfer maynotbo accepted. TO RENT. ■370 lEOSKra? I4M-H Watiaib*AT., hotvroon Madlsnii antt Monroo-«ta. IClocatil Wholeialo llooua. Booonrt and third flimn, 40xlWi UDOnlabed lufts, fourth am llflhHoorn; and lino hasp mont room*, loparatoly. Bhorl term and low ront to good tonant. Inqnlroon thopromiieaor of J. L. 110 WK, with Hoddlri A Handling. meetings. Masonic. Oriental Lodge, No. 83, A. F. and A. M. .Bmulu eomrounioatlon Oil* orpnlnjt at o clock, for bu*ineß«au(l WOHIC cm FUlbi JJLOItKK. hi Older el tiw Uutor. K. W. 'i’UOOB, Beo. dailn THE KANSAS GRANGERS The State Grange to Be Reor ganized by the Conven tion at Lawrence. The State Board of Agriculture Cen sured for Encouraging Horse-Racing, Resolutions Adopted Calling for Na tional and Slate Regulations of Railroads. low Railroad Property Should Bo Assossod—Ro' ductlon of Taxation Demanded—Sympathy for tho Settlors on tho Osago Lands —Political Fooling Among tho Dolcgatos. Special Diepateh to The Chicago Tribune, Lawrence, Kan., July 81.—Tbo apodal object of tho Convention of tbo Patrons of Husbandry, now in session in ibis city, is to organize a Stato Grange, Tboro baa boon a body in existence for some timo calling itself tbo State Orange, but it was organized irregularly, by special ap pointment or dispensation of tbo National Grange, when tbo order was few in numbers and comparatively insignificant, and its working bas not given satisfaction. This Convention is composed of delegates from every subordinate Grange in tbo Stato, and a now State Grange is to be organized about whose validity or regularity tboro can bo no question. Tboro is no political signification to tbo mooting, except that so largo a convention, representing all parts of tbo State, shows tbo remarkable strength tbo order has attained, and tbo political power it is capable of exerting. Tbo loading men, however, are opposed to taking any political action at present. Wo have no general election this fall, except for members of tbo lower branch of tbo State Legislature. Tbo Legislature, however, bas a United States Senator to elect in tbo place of Mr. Caldwell. Tboro has boon some talk of tbo Grangers nominat ing a candidate for tbo position, and going into tbo field to oloct members of tbo House of Representatives on that issuo. Tbo great difficulty is to agree on a candidate. If tbo choice is to bo narrowed to a practical farmer, the only two prominent names now before tbo people would bo tboso of ox-Gov. Charles Rob inson and ox-Gov. James M. Harvey, Roth are Grangers, and both practical formers. Robin son was tbo first Governor of the Stato, and was in tho Liberal movement last year. Harvey is a Republican, and retired from bis second term as Governor last January. Gov. Robinson is by far tbo ablest man of the* wo, and has been very active in tbo Farmers' Movement, indeed, may almost bo said to bo tbo father of it in this Stato. Governor Harvey has not publicly espoused tbo Farmers' Movement, but bo is reported as an honest, straightforward man. Tbo gallant fight bo and iiis friends made against Pomeroy and bis crowd, last winter, endeared him to many of tbo best men in tbo State. If this Convention will nominate, tbo contest would bo between those two men, with tbo chances in favor of Robinson. There in no doubt that Pomeroy was brought . boro with the idea that ho might make some impression upon (bo Grangers, but tho honest yeomanry wouldn’t sneak to him, and ho loft in disgust. Sidney Clark, another of our played-out politi cians, is also hero, trying to mako some capital with tho Grangers, but ho is os dead as Pome roy. Just now, tho Grangers say they are not in politics, but aro compacling their organiza tions ami getting things into shape; but tboy aro bound to enter tbo political field at no dis tant day, aud when they do they will carry tho State. Among tho members of tbo Convention aro many farmers who have borotoforo boon members of our Legislature, and bold other positions of trust. Several of tho country editors are also boro as members. They are ac tive in their opposition to tbo propssod estab lishment or recognition of any paper as an organ of tbo Grangers. They say that tbo coun try press is already on tbo side of tbo farmers, and tbo people will not support their local Journals and a Granger organ too. Tboro was a sharp discussion this morning in tbo Convention upon tbo premiums for fast horses offered by our Stato Board of Agriculture for tbo State Fair this fall. Many of tbo members denounced horse-racing in bitter terms. Others thought that, as tbo State Board was not run ning a Sunday-school, and bad to take public sentiment as they found it, and as tho races drew tbo crowd and filled tbo treasury, tbo Board bad done right. Another subject of criticism was tbo expenses of the State Board of Agriculture for printing a volume of transactions, and some other things, amounting to some SIB,OOO. As this Stato' Board is a Stato institution, tho expenses being paid by tho State, many of tho farmers thought .bey bad better begin reforming by abolishing it altogether. Others defended it as tho only part of tho State Government relating directly to farmers, and in their interest. A Grange, organized in tho Third Ward of tho City of Leavenworth, and composed of town farmers and politicians, was refused recognition. Tho Convention accepted an invitation from President Frazer to visit tho Stato University, and made tho visit at 6 o’clock this evening, tho building is tho finest in tho Stato, and tho members woro much pleased. Tho following resolutions wore passed this evening, tho only ones that have yet boon made, though a largo number have been introduced and referred to the Committees on Resolutions, on Horse-Racing and Fairs : Resolved, That tbo late action of our State Board of Agriculture in giving eucb unusual prominence to borae-raciug at tbo coming Stato Pair in September, and in offering such largo and exorbitant premiums for tbo same, to bo paid out of the imbue money, moots with our unqualified disapprobation j and that thus to permit the borso-raclug interest to overshadow every other la unjust, immoral, aud unworthy a Board supposed to represent the highest interests of agriculture in our State. Resolved, That tbo State Orange and all tho subor dinate Oranges, and farmers generally, bo earnestly requested to take such an active and lively interest In all matters connected with our ogrloulturai fairs as to secure a large and crowded attendance upon tbe same, and thus avoid the neceisily of those having them in charge to resort to questionable measures to insure financial success. Tho Committee on Transportation reported tho following, which wore adopted: Resolved, That wo look with alorm upon tbe power which moneyed monopolies are wielding in our laud, aud we feel that tbo greatest danger to our republican institutions is in tbe undue Influence which Is exerted by them, and resolve that railroads, like pubUo high ways, should bo built and conducted for tbo benefit ami convenience of tho people; and whereas, they aro conducted for tbo benefit of capitalists, regardless of tbo pubUo good, therefore, Resolved, That It Is tbo duly of tbe Government, Na tional aud Blato,*lo Interpose on behalf of tbo people, that full Justice may bo done. It is tbo duty of tbo Legislature, under tbo Constitution, to provide for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation, aud wo call upon tbe Legislature to assess railroads as farms are assessed, according to value, regardless of lucomo. Resolved, That, In view of tbe foct that a groat por tion of tbo people of our Statu who labor tbo hardest are unable to pay taxes, which have become a burden grievous to be borne, we are in favor of tbo strict, honest, and economical administration of our National and State Governments, and of a reduction of the salaries and foes of ull national, State, and county officers. Resolved, That wo deem It expedient to appoint an agent for our State, whose duty U shall be to corre spond with tbo Granges of the different States, and make contractu, fur and in behalf of tbe different Oranges of Ibis Stale, oa to tbo exchange and trans portation of tbe products of tbo different States. Tho following aro tho resolutions on the Osage lands: Wiikiisab, After tho treaty with the Oaaae Indians by which the title to what in now know an tho " coiled lands,” comprising tho Counties of Neosho anil La bette, was oxtlunuiHlieJ, a largo uumber of people Bot tled ou enld lamia; and . . Wueuuah, Congress, by a Joint resolution dated April It), 1889, authorized and directed the Land De partment to eell said laud to actual settlors fur SI«3S per acre; aud . ... \YutuaAfl, Under said Joint resolution Uw Boltwn CHICAGO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1873. have purchased and paid for said lands, and have Im proved tho same, worth from SI,OOO to SIO,OOO on each tract; and WiiKnius, Tho Secretary of tho Interior lias recent ly decided that said lands belong to tho M., K. k, T, Railroad Company, under land-grants made long boforo tbo United States owned these lamia, and which make no alluelou to them, except In o provision which oxompt thorn from tho operation of the grant to theso roads; therefore, Jleeotved, That In our Judgment and opinion said rulings and decision in favor of said roads was mado corruptly by tbo Secretary, and in collusion with tho said railroads, and Is tho result of a conspiracy to rob tho people in tbo Interests of corporate wealth and power. Jteeotved, That wo hereby express our hearty nym pathy to the settlers on thoao lands, and advise them to contend for their homes and altars to the last, and in this contest wo will render thorn all the aid lu our power. WASHINGTON. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ON THE KU-KLDX PAR DON QUESTION. Washington, D. 0., Julyßl.-Atly.-Qon. Will iams has written tho following letter in answer to the South Carolina gentlemen who urge tho Ku-Klux pardons: Wabiiinoton, July 30, Messrs. Porter, Kershaw, and Sima, Washington. I). C, Gentlemen: Your letter of to-day, Intended to elicit from mo a public expression of tbo policy of the Government In relation to tboproßcoutlons and prls oncm under the Enforcement act. 1b received. I nave to Ray In auswor that, as Indicated In hie conversation with you, tbo President baa communicated to mo, what I have heretofore understood to bo his wish, that tbo prisoners accused and convicted ox of fences under said acts should bo treated with as much lenity as possible, without prejudice to tbo ends for which tbeyworo passed. It must, however, bo strictly understood that this action by tho Government is not prompted by any doubt as to tho necessity or validity of said acta, or of tbo Justice of tbo convictions already had under them, to prevent and punish high crimes, but by tbo belief that tbo Ku- Klux Rians have through said convictions been almost, if not altogether, broken up, and that those who were concerned in, or sympathized with them, bavo como to seo tbo folly, wickedness, and danger of such organizations. . , „ Yon have been pleased to say to mo, and similar assurances have been given by others socking tbo same object, that tbo executive clemency at this time In tbo Ku-Klux cases would tend to remove many causes of uneasiness and irritation now existing, ami conduce generally to the public pcoco and tranquility, and tbo proposed action is taken with reference to such eases, with tbo full expectation that these assur ances will bo verified. You ore Informed that tho prosecutions now pond ing in tho courts for violations of tho Enforcement octa will bo suspended or discontinued, and instruc tions to this effect hnvo already been given to tho sev eral District Attorneys, but there may bo exceptional cases of groat aggravation, where the Government would Insist upon conviction and punishment. There are, however, but a few of such cases now within my knowledge. Persons who havo absented themselves on account of their complicity in Ku-Kluz offenses are at liberty to return, and, unless their crimes be long within the above-named exceptional eases, they will not be prosecuted. Many of those sentenced to imprisonment for such offenses have been already pardoned, and tho cases of others are under consid eration, and will probably bo disposed of in like man ner, keeping in view the proper relation between tho; punishment and tho nature of their guilt. ' To avoid any misconception of these proceedings, it' Is perhaps necessary for mo to say that oil conspira cies and outrages or violations of those sets hereafter committed, Uko those heretofore punished, will ho prosecuted with ail possible energy and vigor, ond it is to bo understood that tho Government does not in toed to abandon said acts, but to induce if possible a willing obedience to their reasonable requirements. Substantially they are Intended to protect citizens of tho United States in tho possession and enjoyment of those political and civil rights them by tho late amendments to tho Constitution, and tho President, whoso duty it is to eoo that the laws are faithfully executed, would ho recreant to that duty if ho did not so administer tho Government as to afford to all citizens the equal protection of Its laws. I havo added those suggestions to tho Information for which you ask, with the sincere hope that, by the exor cise of a mutual recognition of each other’s rights by at classes, of people, no further necessity will arise for their protection and enforcement under said acts through the action of tho General Government. Very respectfully, Geohoe U, Williams, Altomoy-Geuoral. INFORMERS* FEES. Ton per cent is to bo paid informers hotoaf tor, by tho Treasury Department, instead of six. Flour FOR A LAND PATENT. A patent for 26,000 acres of laud is being hold by the Burvoyor-Gonoral of Californio, in bis olflco at Son Francisco, pending further evidence relating to it. Tho patentees thoro replovinod tho Surveyor, put tho Sheriff in his office, and threatened last night to blow open tho safe to obtain tho patent. Tho General Land Agent has telegraphed tho United States District Attorney to toko all necessary stops to prevent Interfer ence with the Surveyor. INTERNAL REVENUE BEOEIPTfI. The internal revenue receipts for the month of July amounted to $8,570,000. The statement that two Spanish war-vessels have boon seized by their crows and are now on their way to Cuba to join tbo insurgents is re ceived with joy by tho Cuban sympathizers hero. MISSOURI. The Texas Cattlo-Fovor In Nodaway* DoKalb, Caldwell, and Davis Coun ties—Tho lowa Railroad Robbers Still Elude Their Pursuers* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, Bt. Joe, Mo., July 31. —Tho Texas cattlo-fovor is prevailing to an alarming extent in many of tho counties in Northwest Missouri. In Noda way County, whoro tho disease prevails with violence, the people have refused to lot Kansas cattle land from tho oars. Tho disease now pre vails in Nodaway, DoKalb, Caldwell, and Davis Counties, in this quarter of tho State, and the loss has already boon heavy. It is now pretty well established that tho lowa robbers are separated, and that two of them crossed tho Hannibal & St. Jo Railroad and Missouri Rivor south of this city; that tho others crossed north of hero, and that all aro far on tho Southwestern frontier, whoro pursuit will bo bootless. They are of a class that know all that men over loam of tho moans of avoiding pursuit. TRAGEDIES. A Alan Shoots Ills iTlothor-ln-Lnwnna then His Wile—Attempted ISurdor and Suicide* Indianapolis, Ind., July 31.— Cyrus McCarty, living about a mile from Rochester, Fulton County, Ind., shot a Mrs. Wright, his mother-in law. through tho chest, this morning, inflicting a probably fatal wound; afterwards ho Jtlrod five times at his wife without effect, and then shot himself ia the forehead. There are no hopes 6f his recovery. Tho affair grow out of tho sepa ration of Mr. and Mrs. McCarty, which, hoclaim od, was caused by Mrs, Wright. New York, July 81,—Early this rooming while asleep in bod, Joseph Guidos, of No. 33 Avenue A. agoa 33 years, was stabbed by Goorgo Lobn, of tbo oamo house, for tho purpose of murdering him. and who, thinking his pumoso accomplished, immediately shot himself. Both wero removed to tho hospital, whoro Lohn is dy ing. Guidos will probably recover. A woman was tho cause. Indianapolis, July 81.—Tho Secretary of tho Board of Health this morning reports no cholera in tho city. Notwithstanding this, tho very strin gent rules adopted by tho Council toko effect to day, and will be rigidly enforced. Louisville, July 81, —Two deaths from chole ra occurred at Lagraugo, Ky., to-day. Tho dis ease has entirely disappeared from the other Kentucky towns, and no case originating hero has appeared in liouisvillo for weeks. Evansville, Ind., July 81.—Tho Journal has private advices from Carmi, 111., saying that tho cholera has broken out thoro in full force. Eight deaths had occurred in tho 21 hours up to 1 o'clock p. m. to-day,making 11 deaths since tho cholera made Its appearance there, about a week ago. No oases have occurred since Ip. m. to day, and active measures are being taken to disinfect tho town. A number of families have ilod. The Crops. Special Dtepateh to The Chicapo Tribune. Platthuouth, Nob,, July 30.— Ihe wheat crop of this region has been harvested and tho avor ogo is almost double that of last year. Tho corn crop is doing well. SjKciul Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Des Moines, July 31.—The wheat harvest in this county is about over. Wheat is seriously injured by blight and smut. Now wheat is of fered quite freely at 80 to 90 cents. Iho brst car-load of now wheat was shipped to Chicago to-day. Summary Punishment. Little Rook, July 81.—A Texas horse-thiol was shot aud killed at Okolona, Clarke County, yesterday. CUIIA. Tho Cholera. UNHAPPY SPAIN. Barbarous Massacre at Aicoy by tbo Internationalists, The Defenders of the Town Beheaded and Mutilated. Renewal of the Bombardment of Almeria. Decrees of the Communist Juntas at Grenada and Seville. Tho Cortes in an Uproar and De- moralized. Madiud, July 31.—A correspondent, writing about tho massacre at Alcoy (Spain), says: “Tbo women played a conspicuous part In tho massa cre. as they did in Paris during the Commune. Nothing which occurred in Paris, oven in tbo 'last fiouziod agony of desperation and baffled 'fury, at all approaches this brutal massacre. • 'When tho Minister of Foreign Affairs was asked in tho Cortes for a statement of what really hap ' pouod, Lo declared that for tho honor of tbo : Chamber, of tbo Council, of tho llopublio, ho was obliged to refrain from mentioning all that happened. .According to hia account, tho Insur rection was got up by tho Internationalists, and in a strike, or a series of strikes. Tho workmen demanded a largo riso in - their wages, as much as 60 per coni, and. whoa it was refused they loft their work ■and assumed a very threatening attitude, intor iforiug everywhere with work and spreading an alarm among tho peaceful inhabitants, especial ly tboso belonging to tho well-to-do classes, and seeking tho resignation of tho Town Council and tho substitution of a Council of their own nomi nation. Tlda demand tho Mayor of Alcoy, Sonor Au gnstln Albora, refused, and was given threo hours to change his mind. 110 took possession of tho Tftwnllall, and with ft fow civil and Na tional Guards, and some friends, tried to hold it against tho mob. Tho littlo garrison was soon overpowered; tho assailants burst in, and then followed a scono which tho Minister declared it impossible for him to describe. Tho defenders of tho Town Hall, after being subjected to othor horriblo insults and injuries, woro stripped naked and hold up from tho bal cony, in full viow of tho howling mob below. Thoir names woro called out, ono by one, and tho mob was asked whether it would bavo thorn dead or alivo. According to tho answer, cither their heads woro cut off and thoir mutilated bodies thrown down from tho balcony, or they woro thrown down sitU alivo. tho mob below trying to catch them, as they fell, on bayouots and pikes, and everybody then rushed to assist in dis patching what remnants of life wero left: or, if too lato for this, to further mouglo and disfigure tho broathloss bodies. Ono of tho principal and most .respectable in habitants was seized by tho insurgents, and after his clothes had been sprinkled with petroleum ho was sot on fire and made to mu, whilo shots woro taken at him. Othor atrocities scarcely loss torriblo aro reported. A dispatch has-been received .from Seville,, an nouncing tbdnho insurgents have sot Aro to tho city iu four different places. Petroleum was freely used. , Tho refusal of tho authorities of Almoria to comply with tho demands of Qou. Contreras for a contribution of 50,000 pisotas was followed by an attack upon that city by tho insurgent fleet. After two hours* firing, tho assaulting forco made an attempt to disembark, but woro ro-, pulsed by tho national troops ana compelled to i retreat to thoir vessels. Tho women and ohil-, drou loft Almoria before the attack, and the town is now occupied by the Republican troops, who wo determined to maintain their position. The Cortes has resolved to proceed immedi ately with the consideration of bills providing for a now loan, a national armament, and tbo< suppression of the right of pardon by the Presi dent. The Civil Governor of Barcelona has seized a newspaper in that city for endeavoring to incite a mutiny among the national troops there. Madrid. Julv 31.—The Revolutionary Junta at Granada has issued a decree directing tho seizure of tbo property belonging to tbo State, including churches, convents, and boll-foun dries, tho last-mentioned to obtain metal for coinage. Tuo insurgent Junta at Seville ban also issued a decree ordering a reduction of 60 per cent in tbo leases and rents of the general community, and a similar reduction in tho necessaries of Ilfo, closing factories, and making a division among the people of uncultivated lands. A dispatch received at tho Ministry of War announces that tho insurrection in Seville has boon suppressed, and tho city is now occupied by Government troops. Tho fires started by tbo insurgents have boon extinguished. The Cortes has adopted resolutions thanking tho Republican troops at Almoria for their heroic resistance to the attack of tho insurgents. Tho foreign property iu Almoria is in groat danger, and foreign residents will appeal to their respective Governments for protection. Tho Radicals repudiate tho pretensions of Marshal Serrano to bo a friend of tho Republic. Bayonne, July 31.—80n Carlos has entered Biscay. In tho Cortes to-day tbo Deputies of tho Deft firotoutod against tho proposed vote of thanks to ho citizens of Almoria for their devotion to the Republic. Angry exclamations from tho mem bers of tho majority followed tho protest. Sonor Quintero made a speech in which ho defended tho proceedings of tho insurgents. The mem bers of tho majority again protested against the course of the Deputies of tho Loft. A passion ate debate followed, attended by a scone of groat confusion iu the chamber. The insurgents at Cartagena attempted to fit out the irou-olods Mendez Pinto and Fernando El Oatolico, to assist the vessels engaged in an attack upon Almoria, but found their supply of coal to bo insufficient. The Insurgent Government at Cartagena made an effort to place aloan in Loudon, but failed. Piorradwas in command of the insurgents who endeavored to destroy the city of Bevilio by lire this morning. The insurgents in Valencia still refuse to sur render, and the Republican troops resumed tho bombardment of that city last night. The citizens of Alicante, fearing an attack from tho insurgents, have made urgent applica tion to the Madrid Government for reinforce ments. A second conference between Sonor Golanoa, Colonial Minister, and tho Deputies from Porto Rico, has boon bxod for Monday next to devise the framework of a hill for tho abolition of slave ry in tho Antilles. Paris, July 81.—Gen. ChabandLatour refused to sit with tho Court-Martial at Cadiz, joined tho insurgents to-day, and opened Are on tho Arsenal. Madrid, July 31.—1n tho Cortes to-day, Gen. Gonzales, Minister of War, road a dispatch an nouncing that tho insurgents had recommenced tiring upon the City of Almoria. This afternoon the insurgent projectiles had demolished tho house occupied by tho Gorman Consulate, not withstanding the Consular bag was Hying over tho building. A body of 700 insurgents from Cartagena sur prised tho garrison of Orihuola, in tho Province of Alicante, captured tho town, and are now marching upon tho City of Alicante. Tho insurgents in Valencia are reported as be coming more discouraged. Gen. Martinez an ticipates easy victory over thorn. llnllroml Thieves Caught. Kpteiai Dispatch to Tho Chicago Tribune, Crestline. Ohio, July 81,—For tho past six months tho Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railway having lost largo quantities of goods from their cars, they instituted a complete sys tem for the detection of tho guilty parties, under the general management of Pinkerton's Detect- Ivo Agency. Tho matter culminated yesterday in tho passage over the lino between Pitts burgh and Oroßtlino of J. D, Lnyng, Assistant General Manager, It. Wlggin, Superintendent, J. Twing Brooks, tho Solicitor of tho Oompany, accompanied by Air. ‘Warner, of Pinkerton's force, arresting somo twenty of tho employes of tho Company. Largo quantities of tho stolon goods havo boon recovered, and the whereabouts of many more aro known. Tho guilty parties havo nearly all boon committed for trial, and tboir conviction Is certain. Under tbo present complete system, it in impossible for crimes of this nature to go tong undiscovered. RAILROAD RATES. Views of licnding Plorclinntft and frinnukacturcr* of Now York on tlio Subject. Sotefal Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, New York, July 31.—Tho transportation con troversy is exciting considerable attention boro at proßonfc. Merchants aro beginning to discuss railroad rates, and preparations aro making for public mootings to press tho subject on tho attention of tbo people. Tho first of thcao will bo hold as soon as 000 l weather sots in. Tho Tribune, which Ims dlaciißßcd tho question ropoatoclly, publishos to-morrow tho views of loading merchants and manufoohirers on tho aubjoot. Tho soulor partner of ono of tho largest sugar-roflnorioa in this vicinity stated that Baltimore refiners could ship their sugars to Ohlcngo, St. Louis, and other points West, 20 conts per barrel cheaper than Now York refiners. Now York importers also complain that unfair discrimination is mado against them by tho railroad managers as compared with Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore houses, tho latter being able to ship South and West from 10 to 25. per cent cheaper. .Benjamin B. Sherman, of tho Now York Sugar Bofining Company, stated that tho unfair ais oriminations of tho railroad companies in favor of Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, and against Now York, wore tuo principal grounds of complaint on tho part of Now Yolk merchants, and that they wore determined to put an end to such unfairness. N. B. Thurbor, of tho firm of H. K. Thurhor & Co., grocers, said that merchants of Now York wore just awaking to a souse of tho danger which threatens tho commerce of tho port. Ho thought that railroads would bo triumphant at first. In tho end, however, bo had no doubt that tho pooplo would succeed. Ho said that there is injthis country to-day $3,000,000,000 of fictitious railroad capital, on which, in order to pay divi dends, commerce is taxed by high freight rates without limit. Ho is in favor of tho proposed double-track railroad from Now York to tho West to bo devoted exclusively to freight. With an exclusive freight road, goods could bo carried from Now York to Chicago and St. Louis in throe days, while at present ton days are required for goods to roach those points. Tho saving in ex pense would bo about one-half of tho present rates. Such a road should bo built aad owned by tho Government, but operated under a gen eral railroad law by tho pooplo, who should own tho rolling stock, and tho rates charged should not bo over 7 per cout on tho actual capital in vested. Early in September a great public mooting will held in tho Cooper Institute, while commit tee mootings will bo hold from time to time as necessity may dictate. [By Mall.] Contemplated Organization of Now York iTlercliauts Against Railway AbtiucN* From the Few York JPorW, July 30. Tho question of transportation as related to the commercial interests of Now York has been much agitated of late among gentlemen con nected with tho Importers' and Grocers' Board of Tr&do. A number of meetings have boon hold, resulting in combining tho principal trades in a movement designed to foster tho commercial interests of Now York as connected with tho question of trans portation ; and also toco-oporntowith tho move ment of producers now in progress in the West, to tho end that increased facilities may ho had, and that the abuses of tho present system may bo remedied. •At a recent mooting a committee was appointed to prepare a call for a mass mooting, to bo hold at the Cooper Institute early in September. and at a mooting of this Committee, hold yesterday at tho rooms of tho Importers 1 and Grocers' Board of Trade, tho Committee organized with B. B. Sherman, of tho Now York Steam Sugar Kofiuiug Company, ns Chairman, T. B. Thurbor, Secretary, and B. P. Baker, of B. P. Baker it Co.’s cotton and grain commission house, Treas urer. Tho following call was adopted and arrange ments mode for its circulation : Tho Committee respectfully submit for consideration the following facts : That the production of the country, both agricul tural and manufacturing, has grown much faster than the facilities for transporting that produce; that during tho last fifteen years no now trunk linos for thu transportation of freight have been opened between tho East and tho West, and within that tlmo tho production of the country bad trebled ; as a result, tho people of tho West aro clamoring for In crease! facilities, and tho investigations of tho Scnato Committee, now la progress, together with the recent meetings of Congressmen at Bt. Louis and Governors at Atlanta, aro indications that tbo Government will bo called upon to take some action in tbo matter. Wo bollovo that tbo policy of our Government should bo so shaped that our great producing interest and tho commerco depending thereon should not bo left to tbo tender mercies of chartered monopolies on tbo laud, and of foreign shipping on tbo sea; that in our Inland transportation system thoro exists many defects and abuses which should receive tho careful consideration of Congress, in order that ail interests may bo Justly treated and harmonized. Prominent among tho dcfocta and abuses In oar present railway system wo may mention: 1. Tho watering of stock, until tho nominal ficti tious capital upon which tho commerce of tuo country is taxed to pay dividends is estimat‘d to exceed in amount our entire national debt. 2. Tho squandering of mlUioas upon millions of dollars, wrung from the people, to corrupt tholr legis lators. 3. Tho granting by railway companies of special privileges to numerous “ fast freight lines ” which maintain expensive business organizations, the cost of which ultimately falls upon tho pro ducer or consumer, thus making tho margin of trans portation & constant barrier to tho expansion of our trade. 4. Tho discriminations which exist against New York in lavor of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Bos ton, which in many branches of trado aro being son ou sly felt. Wo hoilove the production of tbo country has so in creased that railways exclusively for freight aro a necessity, and that merchants East and West will not tolerate a delay of ton or twelve days In transporting goods a thousand miles, when, with a road devoted exclusively to freight, and operated at tho rate of twelve to fifteen miles per hour, tho same distance con bo traversed In about throo days, at one-half of tbo present expense. Wo behove that railway corporations will bo forced to retrench in their lavish and extravagant expendi tures, and that roads, instead of supporting numbers of “ Credit Mobiller” fast freight and express linos, will bo forced to do their own business in all depart ments at reduced rates. Wo boheve that our canals should be enlarged, and their capacity increased by operating them with steam power, la order that we may compote with Canada on equal terms for tho grain business of tho North west. Wo behove that much of the scarcity of money and the fluctuations in our money market aro tho result of an luaulUcicncy of facilities for the transportation of merchandise. As soon as canals close In tho fall, pro duce accumulates at tbo principal shipping-points in tho West, tying up a vast capital, which, with proper facilities for transportation by rail, could be kepi mov ing the year round. Wo bollovo that tho consolidations ami combina tions which railway corporations have made In order to perpetuate those abuses must be mot with combina tions on tho part of tho pooplo; that unless merchants, manufacturers, and consumers nt tbo East organize and co-oporato with tho producers of tho West that our commerce will bo permanently injured. In conclusion, wo usk ah merchants who approve of this movement to enroll their names as members of this organization, and to subscribe |5 towards defray ing tbo expenses thereof. Each member of tbo Committee is authorized to re ceive subscriptions, and the public meeting nt Cooper Institute will bo hold as soon as aulUcleut subscrip tions and signatures to tbs call hnvo been obtained. Bcspectfully submitted, F. B. Thubueb, John F. llenuv, O. F, Wvuan, Fuanklin Epson, E. F. Browning, James I’vut, E. J. Mautin, B. B. Bukhman, W. H. Faiiuibld, B. I*. Bakeu, William Buuvua, 11. B. Claklin. Committee. Jnneavillo Koins* Special IHsixUch to The Chicago Tribune. Janesville, July Ul.—llobort 11. Wilson, of Bololt, was arrested horo yostorday for posting bills advertising a lottery to bo bold at Beloit. Four pickpockets wore arrested at tbo depot yesterday and lodged in Jail, one of whom bad robbed Mrs. It. O. whiting, Matron of the State Institution of the Blind of sls. They give the names of F. Conway, 13, Dwyer, G. Jones and Thomas ilooro. NUMBER 346. THE FORT SHELLING MATTER. scrctarj Belknap’s Version of the Sale of tlio Reserration. Abstract of the Report of the Commis sion Appointed in 1870. How the Valuation of the Property Was Made, and How Steele's Claims Against the Government Were Adjusted. Special Dhpateh tc The Chicago Tribune. Washington, July 81.—Secretary Belknap re turned this morning. Your correspondent called on him for the purpose of 'getting the Wei Department version of the sale of the Fori Swelling Bcporvatlon. The Secretary expressed groat surprise at the statements published iu certain Minnesota papers with regard to this transaction. Ho declared that vrbatover might bo said about outside parties, bo and the mem bers of tbo Commission who mode the report on tbo sale of tbo reservation wore innocent of all charges of fraud or corruption, or attempts to defraud the Government, In October, 1870, tbo Secretary issued on order creating a Commission to examine into tbo matter. In bis report to tbo President for that year, the Secretary says : “The act setting apart a portion of the Fort Snolling military reservation for n permanent military post, and tbo Bottlomout of all claims iu relation Iboroto, has been carried out by having tbo location and tbo facts concerning tbo claims referred to and examined by a board of officers, who made report recommending a settle ment, which settlement was concurred in by myself and accepted by tbo claimants," Tbo report to which tho Secretary rofors is dated Nov. 10, 1870. It states that tbo officers proceeded to St. Paul, whoro they mot Mr. Franklin Steele and Qon. Sanborn, bis attorney; that Mr. Btoolo and bis partners paid $1)0,000 for tho property in question, $30,000 of which was in cash, with ample security for tbo remainder ; that, iu consequence of a request mado to the Secretary of War by a select committee of tbo Houso of Itoprosontativos that ho should suspend action in tbo matter until certain investigations could bo mado, tbo Government authorities bad failed to com ply with tbo requirements of tbo contract iu making a conveyance of tho property to tbo pur chaser after bo bad fulfilled all tbo conditions required onbis part; that after bo bad boonputiu possession of tbo promises by tho proper United States authorities, and had incurred considerable expense in making surveys of town-lots, and iu soiling and conveyancing a portion of tbo same to individuals with a guarantee of titlo, tbo res ervation was again takon possession of by , tbo military authorities, aud bad bcoa : bold by thorn over since, and that bo was deprived of tbo power of consummating bis engagements and subjected to heavy damages and losses. Upon this Stoelo declined to mool bis deferred payments, wberoupon tbo Secretary of War caused proceedings to bo instituted against him. Jeremiah S. Clack, at that time Attorney General, was naked for nn opinion on tbo subject. In reply ho said: "Tho War De partment baa tbo power givon it by Congress tc sell tbo laud in question. Having sold, it youi power is exhausted. You can do nothing more, except to enforce tho rights and perform tbo ob ligations which tbo agreement creates.’’ This contract entitles tbo purchaser to a deed as soon as bojpays one-third of tho price aud gives satis factory security for tbo remainder. With regard to tbo price of tho land, tbo re port says: "Tbo Board mado diligent inquiries ol those persons whom they considered most reli able, disinterested, and tbo best judges iu re gard to tho value of tbo land at tho present time, but found it difficult to arrive nt a satisfactory conclusion, as tbero woro wido discrepancies of opinion upon tho subject, some estimating it as low as $lO, and otbors placing it as high as SIOO per aero. From information which was deemed tbo most roliablo, and from the prices at wliicb adjacent and similarly situated lands have recently boon sold, the Board aro induced to bo liovo that tho entire reservation might at the present time bo sold for farming purposes at an average price of about S2O per ncro. That por tion of tuo tract adjacent to Minnehaha Falla possesses a much greater value. Indeed, Mr. Steele admitted that tbo forty-aero lot embracing tbo falls was worth $20,000, but the swamp and sandy lands would bo worth considerably loss than tho average above named. Tiio conclusions oi tbo Board aro as follows: That a just and equi table sottlomout of the claims of Mr. Stcolo and bis associates, as required by tbo terras of tbo joint resolution of Congress, approved May 7, 1870, would bo for tho United States to tako tbo fort and buildings thereto pertaining, with a now reservation of 1,621 20-100 acres, having thofo l lowing boundories, via: beginning whoro tbo south lino of tbo northcni'Jf, R t l : nH no channel of M,. Sfnnosota Bivor, thonco west to ♦^Q n °°,S.Voat coruorof tbo northwest quarter 0 f ooction 32, town aud range aforesaid; thonco north to tbo northwest corner of Section 20, town and range aforesaid; thonco east to tbo middle of tbo main channel of tbo Mississippi Bivor; thonco along tbo main channel of tbo Mississippi Bivor and tbo confluence of tbo Mississippi and Minnesota Bivors at tno head of riko Island and tho middle of tbo Min nesota Bivor to tbo place of beginning, contain ing 1,620 20-100 acres as an equivalent, for which tho Commission recommends that tbo claimants bo allowed ns follows, viz: For tbo 1,520 20-100 acres above described, $25 per aero, $38,030 for tbo fort and buildings, $12,020 fox tho uso and occupation of tbo promises, being 6 por coot on $30,000, tbo amount of tuo first installment paid for tbo period ol retention by tbo United States, viz; nine years and seven months, from April 20,1861, to Nov. 20,1870, $17,250 ; total $68,200 ; tbo Oovernraoul deeding to tuo claimants tboir remainder of the reservation, 6,304 80-100 acres, and tbo claim ants relinquishing to tbo United States allclaime upon tbo now reduced reserve of 1,520 20-10 C acres. This adjustment of tbo nuostion would balance tho account and sottlo all claims upon tbo reservation. Should any further explanation bo necessary to a full understanding of tbo consideration* which influenced tbo action of tbo Board in nr- > riving at tbo foregoing results, it will bo remom bored that tbo reservation was sold at a time when land speculation was rifo in Minnesota and tbo supposed eligibility of tho position fir a town site, more than its valuo for agricultural purposes, doubtless influenced tbo purchasers , iu tbo prico they paid for it. Tho rapid growth of St. Paul and Minneapolis bavo greatly impaired, if not wholly annihilated, tbo pros pects of tbo Fort Snolling rosorvo so that now it possesses but littlo valuo aside Horn farming purposes. Tbo buildings, valued at , $20,000 by Commissioners Haskill and Eastman, thirteen years ago, bavo boon kopt in repair by tbo Government during tbo period of tbo occu pation of tbo rosorvo by tbo troops. Tho Board aro tboreforo of opinion that tbo amount stated, $12,020, is a fair estimate, os tbo buildings would have deprcclotod fully the amount of dilfcronco. As the Government bos deprived tho claimants of tbo control of tbo property, equity scorns to re quire that interest should not bo charged them for tho period Government retained possession, Honco no interest bos boon charged on tho ro- ■ forred payments, except for tbo time tho claim-. ants woro in possession, ami for a similar reason interest on $30,000, tiro installment paid, bus boon allowed them foruso and occupation. Fami ly, tbo Board *bavo not overlooked tho fact that tbo claimants did uso a portion of tho land, -and bad tbo ontiro control and profits ’ of tbo ferrytbo, emoluments of which woro largely enhanced by tho occupu-. lion of tbo rosorvo as rendezvous for troops. I Should this form of sotlloraont not be acceptable 1 to tho claimants, tho Board would suggest, u:j another equitable method of adjustment, that tbo Unitou States refund to them tho amount they bovo paid, with interest upon tho same from tbo dato of their payment to tho present time, they relinquishing to the United Staton all . claims upon tbo properly growing out of tboir ‘ contract of purchase, as well us for its subso quoui uso aud occupation by tbo troops.