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VOLUME 28.
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with sumo money, wanta a siluatlua. Good habits and
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WAITED liIDIATELY.
A graduate of Harvard College who has had a wide ox*
Snioneo both os an editor aud reporter, deslm a situa
on unoii one of tho flrst-clasa Wencrn junrnals. Addruu
AUG, No. STil West Mouroe-st.. Chicago. 111.
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subscriptions; ho would luiual* you on the rnggert edg<
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Comur Stats and Monros-sts.
HEW & ELEGANT PIANOFORTE,
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Rich Plush Parlor Suite,? Pcs,
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this season to our re
cent additions to our
stock of some extra
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unusually attractive
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specialty. We guaran
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he the very best London
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prices that defy compe
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Children’s Furs our as
sortment is complete, in
cluding Sacques made
from Sealskin, Gray Per
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FIELD, LEITES & CO..
State and WasMngton-sts.
3,000
Sets of Mink, Seal, Lynx,
Royal Ermine, Chinchil
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The entire product of
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ry prices.
EDDY,
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239 Ss 241 Madison-st.
FDRS.
We invite attention to our stock of
SEAL SACQUBS, MUFFS, BOAS,
CATS, and GLOVES, Mink, Lynx,
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altered and repaired. We GUAR
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city,
BASSETT&HAIIOI
144 Madison-st.
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Will boy a brand now sot of Ladies’ Fashionable Fun,
warranted now and perfect, each as are retailed at from
820 to sl6, BKAL. LYNX, or MINK. Several exceed-
Ingly choice sots of Miuk, worth $36, price sl6 to $26 a
set. Roaldouco, 545 Michleau-av.
REAL ESTATE.
FOR_SALE.
Em Hw Tuo-Slon Mas Hoes
AT
iOSfiAH FARE.
Prices from $1,600 to $6,000.
To dosirabto parties will soil on 10 annual
payments, Interest nt 7 per cont. Hydrant
water in the houses, ana railroad faro only
10a a rido. Morgan Park is one of the pleas*
antost suburbs in Cook County, with lino
railroad facilities, good school* ana oholao
B °Proo y rides to soo tho property any day be
fore 13 m. Alao, great bargains in lots.
THE BLUE ISLAND LAUD AND BUILDING CO,
QBO. R. OLAIUCB,, Agent.
, PROFESSIONAL.
Bye and. Hiar.
DR. J, B. WATJTF.B
Attends eschulvoly |otho medical and susdoal treatment
•I dliwiaiet and de/urwUlos ol U>» Byo and i(»r.
Otileo 73 j eoruor of Randolph. Boar*
from 10 to A
COUNTING THE VOTES
Work of the Cook Coun
ty Board of Can
vassers.
The Third Illinois District
Under Examination.
Three Precincts Passed at the
Request of Le Moyne’s
Counsel.
Arguments on Receiving These
Totes to Be Made
To-Day.
Official Returns from Ml but Two
Counties in Illinois.
Etter’s Majority in the State
About 30,000.
A Doleful Sound Comes from tbc Mas
sachusetts Tombs.
The Voioe of Ben Butler Crying in
the Wilderness.
He Will Start a New Party, and Make
Tremendous Revelations.
Politicnl Items and Gossip.
THE COUNTY BOARD OP CANVASS
ERS.
THE THino COBOBESSIOWAI, DISTRICT.
The Board of Convassora mot yesterday morn
ing at 0 o’clock. Tbo prospect of a decision of
tbo result in tbo Third Congressional District
daring tbo day draw a large crowd of spectators.
Tbe first business in order was tbe
BEPAJBINO or lanEOUtAIUTIES
discovered tbe day previous. In tbo First Pre
cinct of tho Eleventh Ward, the returns wore
made to agree with tbo tally-list, under tbe
protest of Ur. Ward’s friends. In the
Palos returns tbo same defect was reme
died, to tbo detriment of Mr. Ingalls,
lu tbo Third Preoioot of tbe Twelfth
Ward, tbo judges askod to change throe votes in
favor of Kearney, candidate for tbo Legisla
ture. Tbo canvassers not being in possession
of tbo poll-books, tbo request was refused. Tbo
returns from tbo Third Precinct of the Tenth
Ward wore corrected, but, after all, tbo precinct
gave 211 votes for Ridgeway for Superintendent
of Public Instruction. Sundry other corrections
were mode, but none to alter the result as al
ready published.
Tho returns from tho outside towns of the
Third Congressional District wore the first tore
coivo tbo attention of tho Board. The towns be
ing through with, Judge Trumbull, for Mr. Le
Moyne, gayo notice that
UB SHOULD PROTEST
against the counting of the First Precinct in the
Twentieth Ward, and tho Second Precinct in the
Town of Evanston, for reasons he had had re
duced to writing, and which ho held in his hand.
Ho said he also appeared for Mr. Kirk, who was
candidate for Alderman in tho Twentieth Ward
at the late election, and that, in objecting to tho
admission of tho returns of the First Precinct of
tbo Twentieth Ward, ho did so in the interest of
both Messrs. Lo Moyne and Kirk, and in each
case for substantially the same reasons.
Mr. Trumbull then placed the followingpoponi
In the bauds of Mr. Boot, attorney for Mr. Ear
well:
To the Hon. Hermann Zieh, the Hon. It. C . ffamitt, and tho
Hon, J, Chariot Halnet, tomjtotiHg tht Hoard <f Canvmt
tn of Iht HUUion Jleturnt of tho County tf Cook ;
I, John V. LeJMoyue.ldo respectfully represent to
your honorable body that 1 was a candidate for Con
gress for the Third Congressional District of the State
of Illinois at the general election held on (be 3d lost.;
that 1 object to tho receiving or canvassing by you of
tho protended return of sold election from tho First
Precinct of tbo Twentieth Word of tho City of Chicago
for the following reasons:
First—Xhat ouo of tho Judges and the dork making
said pretended return wore personally disqualified
from acting ss each Judge or such clerk, respectively,
(bVcontf—That the votes cast at such precinct wore
not counted and the result publicly announced without
adjournment or recess after tbo opening of the polls,
ss required by law, but the ballot-box containing the
said votes was exposed, subject to being tampered
with, for days.
TAtrd—That tho votes oast In sold precinct were not
cauvaescd according to law.
Fourth—' That said election was illegally, and Iraudn-
lontly conducted by the Judges in said precinct In ex
cluding a challenger, in knowingly receiving illegal
votes, and in other respects.
And I further object to the receiving or canvassing
by you of tbo pretended return of sud election from
the Second Precinct of Evanston, for the following
reason; That one of the Judges making said pretend
ed return was personally disqualified from acting as
such Judge, and was not legally appointed os such
Judge of election,
Aud I further object to the receiving or canvassing
by yon of the pretended return of sold election from
the Third Precinct of the Eighteenth 'Ward in enld
City of Chicago, for the following reason: That the
Judgoe of election in said precinct did not retain the
possession of the box containing the ballots cast at
said election In said precinct from the time the poll
closed until sold box was returned to the County
Clerk, but tboy deposited the same In a-saloon un
sealed until some time on the 4th day of November
lust., ami not in charge of any of tho officers who
conducted laid election, until aome time on said 4th of
November Inal., when they took it to some other
place and recounted the volea, and then made up a
tally and a pretended return. Respectfully,
JoxiH V. Lk Motnk.
I, James A. Kirk, do respectfully represent to yoar
honorable Board that I was a candidate for the office
of Alderman for the Twentieth Ward in the City of
Chicago at the election hold in e&id ward on Nov. 3,
1874.
.That I object to the receiving or canvassing by you
ol the pretended return of said election from tba
First Freclnct of said Twentieth Word, for the follow
ing reasons;
Writ —That one of the Judges and one clerk making
such protended return, were personally disqualified
from acting as such Judge and such clerk, repcctively.
Secorul—' That the votes coat at said precinct were not
counted nor the result publicly announced without
adjournment or recess after the opening of the pulls
of said precinct, u is by law required.
Third— That the votes cast in said precinct were not
canvassed according to law.
Fourth—* That said election was fraudulently con*
ducted by the Judges in auld precinct lu excluding a
challenger, in knowingly receiving illegal votes, and
in other respects.
The foregoing objections are substantiated by sun*
dry affidavits, which will ho presented herewith to
your honorable Board. Respectfully,
JiMt* Kins.
After examining the papers,
Mil. root
stated that he had expected objection, but not
in tho shape m which it had come. Mr. Swott
bad boon employed to assist him in tho event of
a contest, and ho was unwilling to proceed in
the matterln his absence. After some cliscusbiou,
it was agreed that the objections should be heard
lu the afternoon at 3 o’clock, Mr. Hoot promts*
lug to havo Mr. Bwott present at that hour, the
precincts objected to to remain untouched in tho
meantime. The Hoard subsequently adjourned
until 3 o'clock.
The Board oonvenad promptly at 2 o'clock, but
tbe attorneys of either side of the contest wore
absent. The Sixteenth Ward was commenced
CHICAGO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1874.
with, ami the Seventeenth was renobod and com
pleted in advnnco of Judge Trumbull's arrival.
Whoa
TUB SECOND PRECINCT OF TUB SEVENTEENTH
WARD
was reached, Mr. Boot came to his foot with an
objection similar to that filed by Judge Trum
bull.
Tho question of tho admission of the precincts
objected to then came up.
QUESTION OF POSTPONEMENT,
Mr. Boot asked that tbo argument on the ob
jections be postponed until 2 o'clock to-day, for
tbo reason that Mr. fiwott had had no oppor
tunity for preparation.
Mr. Trumbull remarked that ho bad
euroo prepared to object whenever tbo
canvass of the district should bo entered
upon, but tho discussion was put over until
2 o’clock. Ho had oorao prepared to proßont his
objections, and was ready to do so. Ho had
been verbally informed that Mr. Boot bad some
objections. If postponements wero made in
that way it was hard to toll when tho Board
would got through. If ho (Boot) had objoolious
to put in bo should present them, as tho other
sido had done, in writing, in order that it might
bo known what they wore. If tho objections
wore of tbo same character as those presented
on behalf of Mr. LeMoyno, and they could
agroo about tuo law, it would rohovo the Board
greatly. If the objections wero different, ho
would Uko to know what iboy wore. Ho pre
ferred goiug on with tho matter and de
termining it, supposing tiro Board was
anxious to close tbo canvass at somo Umo. As
to whether they should go on now or not, the
Board would of course determine: and if any
abjections wero to bo presented ou behalf of Mr.
FanvoM, he thought it but fair to presout them
at once, and not wait until ouo sot was disposed
of and then go back, as that would involve the
consideration of questions two or throe times.
Mr. Boat rojoiuod that bis side would- en
deavor to bo as prompt as tho other sido had
boon In getting evidence. Tho parties had come
to try the case ox parte, with affidavits in their
pockets, and he would have no opportunity to
contradict tho affidavits if tho Board decided to
go mto the question.
Mr. Trumbull said It would bo a now practice
that a party, when ho had filed his declaration
and got his proof, should sand tho testimony to
the other sido.
Mr. Boot claimed that ho bad no ehanco to file
counter affidavits, and ho objected to going on
and trying tho case ex parto, taking the testi
mony and statements of tbo other sido. Tho
testimony on both sides should bo put in If. for
instance, the First Precinct of the Twentieth
Word was to coma up. It was not fair to press
him to a trial, when It was admitted that the
other sido had filed tho declaration, aud had tbo
proof in their pockets. If tho case was to bo
tried on affidavits in a sort of town-mooting way,
he wanted his "jaw ” in.
Mr. T’-umbiill answered that that was an ex
traordinary statement. Bid Mr. Boot suppose
that tho Board had no knowledge of proceed
ings? It would seem so In presenting such an
absurdity as that when a party presented his
objections ho must tako his testimony to hia ad
versary. Bid auy one over boar of such a thing
in a court? Tho testimony goes to tho jury.
If thoy had any evidence, lot them bring it iu.
He had presented hia objections; if thoy had
any bring thorn in, and submit them. Ho suould
bring in tho facts to sustain tho statement that
there had boon fraud and corruption such as for
bade tho Board receiving tho returns of certain
precincts and counting tbo votes. The objec
tions had boon stated, and at tho proper timo tho
evidence would bo furnished.
Mr. Boot wanted the matter conducted fairly.
All ho asked was that Mr. Farwoll should not bo
tried upon testimony ho know nothing about,
without opportunity to produce evidence. The
Court could not understand the proceedings
when the testimony wos in tho pockets of coun
sel.
said be had scon tho objections for tbo first time
just after coining into the room. Thoy wore that
certain precincts should he rejected from tho
count by reason, of certain quest ions of fact
which arose in regard to' the maimer of con
ducting the election; for instance,' that
tho judges of election wore not' qualified;
th&t there were . irregularities Id conduct
ing the election at certain places. Ho
desired, in behalf of-Mr. Farwoll, (bat tho case
go over until 2 o’clock to-day, in order that ho
might bavo an opportunity to investigate the
facts stated. It would seem to him extraordi
nary if a parlv should come into a case like this
with objection’s and evidence, audouo side alono
bo beard. If tho Board hoard and determined
tho questions at all, they ought to hear and de
termine it upon tho evidence of both aides. Ho
believed, for his part, the law to be that the can
vassers wore not judges of election, and that (his
was not a proper place to contest an election.
Tho law had made ample provisions, if there
wore irregularities or frauds in any precinct,
to vitiate tho election, after both sides had hod a
full hearing in Court. But with tho preliminary
question, us to what should bo done, it seemed
to him that there should bo a full consideration
of both sides, and that ho should have a reason
able time to look into the papers and boo what
action ho desired to take regarding them.
did not propose to argue tho question as to what
irrognlai’itics could bo thou investigated. Ho was
free to say time he did not nsk tho Board to inves
tigate irregularities. Ho supposed tho Board was
not a proper body to investigate an election con
test ; but bo claimed there was a fundamental
defect that could not bo cured,—an irregularity
could bo cured,—and if there was such a defect
it was fatal. That was tho kind of a defect he
should insist existed in certain precincts.
Mr. Sweet said, assuming that to bo so, was
tbo Board to hoar only one side? If that in
curable loot existed, should not both sides bo
heard regarding it ?
Judge Trumbull—Certainly.
Mr. Sweet—Thou all I auk is a reasonable op
portunity to examine tbo papers and tbo facta al
leged in them in order to present the other side
of the question, if there bo another side to pre
sent.
After consultation, the County Clerk an
nounced os tho decision of tho Board (hat Mr.
Farwoll must
FILB 818 OBJECTIONS AT ONCB,
and that at 10 o'clock this morning the Board
would hear tho case.
Mr. Bwett asked if now objections wore filed
would thoy be taken up in tho morning?
The County Clerk said tho general objections
must bo file! ikon, but new ones would he al
lowed in tho morning.
This question settled, tho canvass of the re
turns from the Eighteenth Ward was proceeded
with. When tho Third Precinct was reached
Mr. Lo Moyne, by attorney, objected to its
count. Tho remaining products of tho ward
wore then counted, without objection. In tho
Second Precinct of tho Twentieth Ward
A DISCREPANCY IK FAVOR OF MR. LE MOYNE
was discovered. The tally list gave Mr. Farwoll
17G votes, while In the returns ho was accredited
with ISGvolos. Tho Twentieth Ward being com
pleted, save tho First Precinct, to which objection
had been made, the Board adjourned until this
morning at 10 o'clock, when the arguments of
counsel touching the “ objections" filed will bo
heard.
As soon as the Board adjourned Messrs. Boot
and Sweet retired to on adjoining room to pre
pare their objection to the second Precinct of
lire Seventeenth Ward. After the lapse of an
hour thoy returned, when Mr. Boot stated that
thoy had agreed
NOT TO ITLIS ANY ©EJECTIONS.
Ho stated, Uowover, that ho did not object to
the returns, but proposed to contend that the
Hoard bod no right to go back of tho returns
from the First Precinct of tho Twentieth Ward,
or the returns from tho Second I’reolnct of
Evouakon. If tho Hoard concludes to throw out
these two products Mr. Lo Uoyno'a election will
bo secured. . _ , .
Tho Board then counted tho Second Precinct
of the Seventeenth Ward.
Tho anxiety during the day was by no moans
confined to tbo Congressional candidates.
filcaacß. Ingalta and Robinson, candidates for tho
State SouAto from tho Seventh District, wore on
tho anxious-seat, and tbo anxiety promises to
lead to a contest. Mr. Xngalla baa for several
days boon engaged in copying tbo poll-books of
Ula district and laboring to overcome Mr. Robin
son's apparent majority.
A lively contest also sprung up during the day
between
MESSRS. jm.T.En AND RBARNEt,
candidates for Representatives from the Fourth
I)»BUlct.“Both of these gontlomoo claim election.
Tho latter gentleman contends (bat In the
Fourth Precinct of tbo Twelfth Ward bo receiv
ed 186 votes, and that be was only accredited
wltb receiving 62. lie brought two of the
Judges before the Board to testify that 03
Bolld” ballots wore cant for him in that pro
oiuot, which, under tho cumulative system,
would give him what he claims. On tho other
hand, Mr. Miller claims that if the (correction is
allowed, ho will urge similar corrections in his
ftilg
MR. SWETT
MR. TRUMUULIi
Brest, which will Increase the majority ho
.fms.
OBiilt of the canvass, so far as completed
the day, Is appended s
THIRD DISTRICT.
own intoi
now olali
Tho roi
daring tl
SENATORS, REPRESENTATIVES.
TTTTT I i
I f ,j« op jt f*
6.,.. ..... 648 IT*M MMOM iTwT" 3.6 M,
7 1,894 419 1,J«4 I m l.lMftf 1.843K ......
8 3.176 460 1,910 1,709X3,231 1.707 X 452
• Total., lisfle 1,41* 8,918 3.635 6.017 X i,M7~ ' 452
' SEVENTH DISTRICT.
SENATOR nEPREBRNTATIVES.
TTI * r~ir
"■™. I I I f f. i
:a: . |
Lsotiv. 1M 101 74 75X
fcivorsldo «9 18 18 17 89 89
II ronton 69 25 45 43 127 X 180
Lontunl 81 445 4« 1,660 X 69X 67X
Orland 29 65 83X »X M
Thornton 100 83 Six 84 46 843
Oaliunot 183 174 SOM 319 X 94 WIX
Bloom 49 54 WX »X 27 IWX
Rich I» 89 203 X HX 4X IWX
Now Trier 100 131 180 169 346 43
Norwood Park.... 62 93 83X 167 X 107 X M
Nllos H« K 264 IKS 16»X M*
Maine 115 88 IB3X 1» 2UX US
NohAmuborg...... I 03 379
Pnlallno 141 74 220 MX 22D i«
Wboollng H« W4 225 lltfX 347 X l«7
KtatnUm 4tti 139 316 SO3X 780# 717
Laka View ITJ 355 807 X B(HX 851 833
Jotforson 108 84 127 UWX BWf 205
Barrington ... ... IGB 39 HI 8»X 285 I*l
Leyden.; 18 83 120 129 9 18
1fan0r0r.......... 47 63 317 22X 45 £>X
Klk Ororo, 26 63 114 88X J5 16X
Olcero 289 IDS 311 fc»X 876 BHX
Nortllliold 97 69 46 40X M?X 8
Proriso lid 170 391 23l SO) 140
Total... MJ~_..,._.. a7i3p
The Fifth Senatorial District cannot bo given
Jistriot cannot bo given
itloa is mode of tbo con
lay.
d of Canvaßflora Bottled
Mr. Ilarrieon’s majority
onal District. The flgur#
in tIiOHO columnß.
Tho Fifth Senatorial
hi full until some disposl
tost which cornea up to-d
The Oiork to the Boart
all further dispute os to
in tho Second Congrcesic
in 8, as originally given i:
ID DISTRICT.
porter wont in search of
, to learn bis Intentions
TUB BBCOJ’
During the day a re]
tho Hon. J. D. Ward,
about contesting Mr. Harrison's election. Lie
fouud that gentleman bad gone to Arkansas,
but mot hlu advisor, Mr. James P. Hoot, with
whom ho had the following conversation :
JAMES r. ROOT.
Reporter—Do you know whether Mr. Ward
moans to contest ?
Mr. Boot—l do not. Ho said nothing to me
further than to look after Ms interests during
the canvassing of the votes.
Boportor—Do you think the Irregularities do*
veloped sufficient to warrant a contest ?
Hr. Boot—Not on their face. In one precinct
Mr. Ward and Ur. Harrison each received forty
more votes than the registry gave them. That
is the only point I have on (ho West Side. I
have, however, a good many outside points,
which are to bo held in abeyance until tbo thing
is over. Those forty votes wont in when they
ought not to have been counted.
Reporter—Would they have elected Ward ?
Mr. Boot—l do not know. They would not
bavo defeated him, and might have elected him.
It is not possible that tbo forty votes could bavo
got in by accident, and give a majority for Har
rison, as it now stands.
' Reporter—What are the outsido irregularities
you refer to?
Mr. Boot—The tally-ahoot of the First Pre
cinct of the Eleventh Ward gave Harrison 100
votes, and the return showed XUS; the judges
allowed him the 109 votes.
Boportor—ls that all you know of now >
Mr. Boot—That is all.
ILLINOIS.
OFFICIAL RETURNS FROM !
100 COUNTIES.
STATE TREASURER. BUPE»INT’D’T.
i| tl I ?{ rf~l I
il £i 1 ff- V
Adam 2.581 3,864 "~120 93 "’jj.lo! “Jiw’li
Alexander.... 745 W3 688 945 ...
Bond 906 737 829 897 1,057 6
Boons 1,299 181 1,297 188 1
Brown 613 994 82 3 607 I,IM 6
Bureau 9,498 10 1.816 3,683 1.789...
Calhoun 359 707 868 71)1 ...
Carroll 1,203 661 1,209 665...
.Com 789 1,051 457 1 834 1,431 ...
Champaign... 2,R® 963 1,878..... 2.683 2.395 8
Christian 1,723 2.17H 181 1,719 2,163 ...
Clark 1.804 1,171 i 606 1,830 1,663 ...
Clay 1,048 854 734 1,081 1,857 ...
Clinton 616 1,714 361 639 2,016,11
Coles 9.047 2,090 2.025 2.075 ...
Cook
Crawford 814 1,103 65 I 821 1,161 1
Cumberland. 616 688 998 628 1,267 ...
BeK&lb 1,703 7 1.298 1,768 1,276 ...
DoWltt. ...... 1,316 93 1.397 120 1,397 1,481 127
Douglas 1,316 1,164 1,916 1,110...
Baraga 1,161 472 666 1,672 671 ...
Kdgnr 1.924 9.005 41(4 .... 1,993 3,346...
K,lwartlt 687 225 806 679 M 1...
Rl&agbam.... 493 1,407 471 611 1,869 .;
Payette 1,321 1,676 268 1,336 1,819 ...
Ford 904 867 903 854 ...
Franklin.
Fulton 3,803 2,490 773 3,3u5 3,379 ...
Gallatin 635 603 742 520 1.294 ...
Uruudjr 1,121 743 109 1,119 9u9...
Hamilton 263 «il 1,031 ..... 225 1,99 V...
Hancock 1,849 3,399 201 1,853 1.930 ...
Hardin 172 S6I 263 169 608 ...
Henderson.... 944 738 947 723 1
Henry......... .2,296 2 1,256 10 3,273 1,371 11
JaoksoD 1,307 1,630 6 1.383 1.648 ...
Ja5nar........ 311 871 236 341 1,111 ...
Jollcrson 836 637 1.800 782 1,670 ...
Jersey 1.238 1,468 91 4 1,213 1,633...
JoDariosa.... 2,<H6 2,361 2,043 3,864...
Johnson 939 409 306 917 774 ...
Kane 3,613 W 1,397 4,469 1.373 ...
Kendall 918 .587 ‘937 . 667 ...
Knox 3,430 3 1.899 2 3,417 1,895 8
Lake 1,415 ...... 1,494 1,417 1,493 ...
Lafjallo 8,313 B.4ft 980 3.948 8,806...
Uwnmo* 811 964 34 816 986...
Imp 2,044 1,802!;..,. 3.W0 1,238 ...
Livingston.... 1.974 2 2,211 2.310 2.335 13
Logan. 2,140 1,91 2.137 1.013 ...
Macon 1,623 619; 1,428; 274 1,666 1,981261
Macoupin 1.723 1,W»; 1.3711 8.672 8,293 9
Madison 8,367 8,667 fl‘ 8,410 3,640 ...
Marlon 1,859 1.47 ft 1,036 1,349 2,490...
4 anboll 1,387 . 275 467 1,600 616 ...
Mason 960 1,19* 170 893 1,349...
A oHonciugh.. 2.296 1.431 867 2,3114 2,377...
1 cHenty 9,094 9 1,450 2,106 1,447 ...
'MoLeau 4,079 8,813 3,930 8,997 66
Menard 623 1,035 291..... 619 1,836...
A 1.306 41 1.071 1,841 1,107 ...
A i,tiro 140 1,848 6 163 1,811 ...
A Ulltgomory . 1,330 1,594 1,065 1,331 2.6U1 ...
Morgan 8,138 2,195 817 8,114 9,M3..*
A uuUrltf 281 936 687 2 284 1.493 ..
Ogle 2,1132 875 627 ..... 2.U80 1,4Ui...
Peoria 3,761 3,673 1 8.665 3,651 ...
Perry 1.0311 744 4 4 l.ltCl 741 6
Piatt 90S! 1M 816 916 986...
Pike 1.4781 2.161 3 1 1,463 2,160 1
Pop 683; 253 483 676 6ft...
Pulaski 914 575 909 579...
Putnam 833 818 888 318...
Randolph !,»». 2,064 1 1,411 2,037 ...
Itlcbland 845 8)9 197 839 1.1u01...
lloek Island.. 1,966 I.OSd GW 1,931 1.956'...
Saline 491 564 931] 468 1.4941 0
Nangamou.... 3,lft 8,699 718 8,067 4.333 1 ...
Schuyler 991 558 978 210 1.418...
fioutt 873 956 461 377 1,416’...
Sbolby 776 3,208 890 801 3,039...
Stark SID 363 530 860...
St.Clair 2,570 4,104 430 3,983 4,076 ...
Stephenson... 1.9)3 1,83b 17 1,913 1,837...
Taaowoll 1,663 1,263 9)3 21 1,904 2.170 20
Union 488 1,677 1 476 1.676 U
Vermilion.... 2.543 419 1,235 2 2,563 1,630 3
Wabash 2M 741 461 260 1,203 ~,
Warren 1,600 60 1,838..,.. 1.6.H 1,403 ~.
Washington.. I,oßft 1,214 199 1,083 1.316 ...
Wayne 794 670 1,116 635 640 ...
Whito... 81ft 1,171 70J 767 1,883...
Whltoaldo .... 1,960 113 03U 2,064 1,036 ...
Will 2,373 2,213 2.070 2,848 4,893...
Williamson... 695 601 898 698 1,406 ...
Winnebago... 3.613 1,884 2,017 1,8(6...
Woodford 984 1 1.476 913 1,463...
J,CO_CDunUes„ 141,720 97.993 73,125 L 446 144,542 fIU
Tito counties (Cook ami Franklli
VOTES OF OOKOUESaiON
(Complete,!
Whl- . Bar- Worth
ting, Ross. rcre. luglon,
i.His y.Mm 9,4ai a.aio
2,883 11,327 4,331 3,020
4.830 2,008 0,378 4,253
473 407 1,210 077
la)to bo ropoi
SAL DISTHI
Fulton,
Knox..
I'eorla,,
BUvk
. 0,817 0,370 13,C00 10,700
. 217 .... I,SOI
t ■ —lß7l £••« • 1673' -y
Beatty. Wlke, Matthews. Knapp,
. 2,682 8,883 4,880 8,371
. 517 UCO 834 1,371
. 613 m 430 807
. 1,207 3,014 ' 1,083 3,210
. 1,3C1 1,030 l,l»l 1,181
. 1,120 2,080 3.720 3,810
Total vote,
Majorities,
XI,
Adams.,,
Drown.,
Culhouu,
Qroouo.
Jcrwey...
Pike
7,681 U.fljO 10,039 13,H1S
.... 1,068 .... 3,870
Total vote.
Majorities,
THE PRESIDENCY.
Special Liapateh to The Chicau* J'nbune,
A GOOD WORD yon THE DON. K. Jl. WASUHIJIINK.
Milwaukee, Nov. 11,— The Jiail'j Advertiser
(his evening publishes a leading article on the
next Republican candidate for the Presidency,
and sotting forth the claims of tbo Hon. E. B.
Waebburne. Tbo article concludes as follows:
But In any event* and under tbs most favorable con*
dlllons, it Is manifest (0 every thoughtful person that
the Republican part) will need to be compacted,
strengthened, ana reinforced at every point along the
whole line or battle, or It will be defeated; and for
that reason, if from no higher motive, it must nomi
nate Us most available and strongest man. A few
months ago it seamed as If James O. Blalna was that
matt, but to-day it looks as if E. 11. Wushbnrne, of
Illinois, is the coming candidate. Blaine is one of tho
foremost men now in publlo life, and would not only
make a very popular candidate before tho jieopto, but
should bo do elected tbo country would
have in him one of tho most houcst,
ablo, and conscientious executive odlcors that
has occupied the While House for many years,
There are point* in Mr. Washhurno’s personal bistor*
ami In tho public services which honas rendered t /
the country during the last twenty years that w’-, c
make bint a strong man before the next nominally
convention. Ho is emphatically a man of the poorS 2?
in Perfect accord with them in their desire ior-?* it
trenenmont and reform in nil departments of the 4 ** £
Me service, aud would tally to hia support tho m
all parties who honestly desire (ho best good of
country. His long service in Congress, during whiu.
Umo bo persistently fought all the Jobs and subsidies
that prowled about the Treasury of the nation, is a
guarantee of tbo strict accountability to which every
thing und every one would bo bold under his Adminis
tration.
ELECTION NOTES.
SECOND MINNESOTA DISTRICT STILL IN DOUBT.
iSpectaf Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
St. Paul, Minn., Nor. 11.—The majority for
Strait, BopubUcan, in tbo Second Congressional
District, according to favorable estimates of un
roportod counties, is 186, and considerable anx
iety |lb felt to learn tbo result officially. San
guine Democrats to-day figure Cox elected by
C 9 majority, whilo others assort that, if Strait is
declared elected, Cox will contest the sent on
the ground of informality in unorganized coun
ties. and bribery at tbo polls.
Official returns from Washington County cor
rect tho DispatcKs legislative tables of yester
day, by the election of Furbor, Republican, to
the House, instead of Ayres, Opposition.
BUTLER ASSUMES A THREATENING ATTITUDE,
Boston, Nov. ll.—lt is reported that Qon.
Butler ia preparing for puulicatiou a letter
showing the causes of bin Into defeat. Ho
claims that ho was betrayed by mot* pretending
to ho his friends, and promises uncomfortable
revolutions. Ho threatens to form a notv party
in Massachusetts.
THE LOUISIANA RETURNING BOARD.
New Orleans, La.. Nov. 11.—Tho Koturning
Board mot this forenoon, and resolved to can
vass the city voto first, but adjourned until to
morrow on account of Anderson’s absence.
DEMOCRATIC RATIFICATION MEETING.
Swctal Dismteh to The Chicago Tribune,
Warsaw, lud., Nov. 11.—A ratification-moot
ing was hold in tho Court-House this evening, to
ratify tho late Democratic victories. Tho Hon.
J. F. McDonald, of Marion; tho Hon. M. A. 0.
Packard, of Plymouth, and Judge Long and W.
8. Marshall, of this place, addressed tho moot
ing. ___
REPUBLICAN MAJORITIES IN OTTAWA COUNT?, MICH.
Special Disvatih to The Chicago Tribune.
Grand Haven, Hicb., Nov. 11,—Tbo ofilclal
election-returns gives tbo following Republican
majorities in tbo comity: Governor, 217;
Lieutenant-Governor, 490; State ticket. 43C;
Congressman, Williams, 387; State Senator,
Nelson, 393; Representative, First District, Von
Raalto, 459; Second District, Harris, Democrat,
28. Woman suffrage and tbo constitutional
amendments are defeated by majorities of 2.112
and 1,493.
TUB OFFICIAL VOTE OF LENAWEE COUNTY,
MICK.
Spfcial Dinoateh to The Chicaao Tribune.
Adrian, Mich., Nov. 11. —The official canvass
of Louawco County gives Waldron, Republican,
137 majority for Congress. Chamberlain. Dem
ocrat, for Governor, bos 82 majority. Tim bal
ance of the State ticket is Republican by majori
ties ranging from 18 to 46. Tbo Democrats
elect tbe Sheriff, Prosecutor, Register, and Cor
oner. Tbo balance are Republicans. Roles,
Republican, for Senator, nos 4 majority, Throe
Republicans and one Democrat are ©looted to
tba Legislature.
BEECHER—TILTON.
Condition of the Severn! Suita Con
nected with the Great Scandal.
Socctaf IKtpatofi to The Chicago Tribune.
New York, Nov. 11.—' There are now five
eases in winch the circumstances of the Brook
lyn scandal are to come directly before the
courts. These are Mr. Tiltou'e civil suit against
Mr. Bcochor for $100,000; the civil suit for libel
against Frauds D. Moulton brought in tbo
UnitcdStotesCourt by Miss Edna Bean Proctor;
tbo criminal case,.in which Mr. Tilton is indict*
ed for maliciously libeling Mr. Dooehor; and the
two criminal eases in which Mr. Moulton is in
dicted for malicious libel, one indictment being
for libel of Miss Proctor and tho other for libel of
Mr. Booohor. Ail of these cases, except tho
suit for damages brought against Mr. Moulton
by Miss Proctor, aro to he tried in tho Brooklyn
City Court. Tho only ono ol tho actions in
which a day is sot for trial is Mr. Tilton’s suit
against Mr. Beecher for damages, ami tho day
appointed for that is Wednesday next.
sin. beecher's lawyers
are T. J. Shearman, William M. Evarts, John It.
Porter, Benjamin F. Tracy, John L. Hill, and
Austin Abbott, tho last-named acting in
an advisory capacity rather than taking an
active part. Mr. Tilton’s lawyers aro ox-
Judgo William Fullerton, William A. Beach,
Samuel £>. Morris, Thomas Pearsall, and Roger
A. Pryor. It is generally admitted that choro is
little probability of tho trial beginning on
Wednesday.
Counsel for Mr. Tilton dcclaro in tho most
positive terms that they are
READY TO OO ON
with the case at this very day, and are anxious to
have it pressed forward as fast as possible. It is
asserted by some of Air. Beecher's friends that
tho professions of Mr. Tilton’s counsel of readi
ness and, anxiety to go on with the ease aro in
sincere, and intended to intluonce tho public.
Others, more moderate and thoroughly well
informed, declare a belief that bolh sides, at
bottom, are desirous of further delay, desiring
tho largest opportunity for tho most thorough
preparation in a cose of such magnitude,
No motion has yet been made lor the appoint
ment of a day for the trial of Mr. Moulton on
the indictment foe alleged libel on Mr. Beecher,
Tho day has not been set for tho trial of Mr.
Tilton on the criminal c&ueo. or for tho civil
suit against Mr. Moulton in tho United States
Court. It is asserted by some who speak for Mr.
Tilton that tho trial of his civil suit against
Mr. Beecher would, if concluded before the
othor causes are brought, by its result
PREVENT THE TRIAL OP THE OTHER CAUSES.
It is not considered improbable that Mrs. Til
ton nill testify m the suit for damages against
Hr. Beecher, although she cauuet bo called
by the plaintiff; but if evidence is introduced
of alleged confessions of adultery with Hr.
Beecher, made by her, it is not unlikely that she
may ho called by tho defendants to testify con
cerning such alleged confession. It is asserted
by a gentleman who has had exceptional oppm
tuuity for information with regard to the [ne
groes of those affairs in Brooklyn, that
OVERTURES TOR A SETTLEMENT
of tho difllouUios involved, without the trial of
any of tho causes, wore recently submitted on
behalf of Mr. Tilton and Mr. Moulton, and that
tho answer was made that nothing
less than tho complete withdrawal of
alt the charges made by Mr. Tilton
and Hr. Moulum would bo accepted as n basis
of settlement, to which tho rejoinder is said to
have been made that even that might possibly
be arranged.
)rtod.
11OTB.
ON THE OTHER HAND
two of Mr. Tilton’s counsel assorted Yesterday In
tho strongest and most sweeping terms that no
proposition for a settlement had been made by
any ouo authorized to speak for Mr. Tilton.
MASSACHUSETTS VALUATION,
Booton, Nov. 11.—Tho Joumnf will publish
to-morrow the annual statement of real and per
sonal estate of all towns of Massachusetts. Tho
total taxable valuation of tbo Slato, exclusive of
personal property and deposits in savings insti
tutions, i» 81,831,601,1U5, again of 80H.171.175,
over lust year. Only throe counties report a de
crease.
OPPOSED *0 RECIPROCITY.
Bradford, Out., Nov. 11.—Tho Yorkshire
Chamber of Commerce to-day unanimously
adopted a memorial to the Government con
demning the proposed reciprocity treaty between
Canada and the United States, and deprecating
tho Imposition of lower duties in Canada than In
England.
NUMBER 81.
WASHINGTON.
J #ling Points in Treasurer
|T Spinner’s Annual
•-? Eeport.
i Fair Showing in the Matter
of Expenditures.
The Use of Unauthorized Circu
lating Notes Should
Be Prohibited.
Recommendations Relative
to the Redemption
Bureau.
A Reserve Fund Desired for Ills
Employment of Clerks
as Needed.
Another Batch of Straw Bids
for Postal Contracts.
The President Declares Himself as
Still Opposed to Currency
Inflation,
NATIONAL FINANCES.
ANNUAL REPORT OP TREASURER SPINNER.
Washington, No?. 11.—' Treasurer Spiunet't
annual statement says that the receipts (or the
year ending Juno 30 shows a decrease as com*
pared with the previous year, in customs* caused
by tbo panic, of $24,985,689, and in internal
revenue, occasioned by tbo recent changes in tbo
lair, of $11,315,529. Tbo expenditures, exclusive
of those on account of tbo public debt, have
boon decreased $1,860,652. Commendable, he
says, ns this retrenchment is, it is be
lieved it may bo still greater at tbo end
of tbo current year. Hr. Spinner says tbo labor
required in bis office has increased, and suggests
an appropriation by Congress to each depart
ment and its bureaus of a round sum sufficient
for tbo payment at discretion to clerks for work
performed, ns likely to give a deal bettor service
to tbo Government tbnu tbo present graded sys
tem of compensation. Tbo reduction in the
number of lomalo employes and reduction of
salaries of those remaining under the act of
Congress at tbo last session bos been a sourco of
inconvenience to the Department, and of distress
to poor widows ami children.
UNAUTHORIZED NOTES.
The Treasurer asks legislation to restrain the
issue of circulating notes other than authorized
by acts of Congress, making tbo same a mis
demeanor, punishable by hue or imprisonment,
or both. This evil is mainly at the South, in
some localities of which almost the entire circu
lating medium consists of local issues by mu
nicipalities and manufacturing companies.
DELINQUENT BANKS.
Ho suggests an amendment to the law attach
ing a penalty Cor non-payuout within a pro
scribed ■ term ell duty duo from any Na
tional Bnk 'fli i‘ additional sum at tbo
rah».. of I or *ont Vpor month upon
tbo utnoiL.. do d npaid, tbo same to bo ro
taiue 1 from L • , oxt interest due on its stock
hold iu truster redemption of circulation
notes.
Mr. Spinner also urges tho passage of a law
authorizing tho Treasury to redeem unsigned
notes of National Banks that have been, or may
hereafter bo, delivered in tbo samo manner
as other notes. Tbo Treasurer recommends that
loans be kept separate from othor accounts: also
that unavailable balances against public officers,
etc., on which not probable anything is realized
except through suits st law, be trnnsfored to
tho books of tho Treasury, and when advisable
suits brought therefor.
As to
NATIONAL BANK NOTE REDEMPTION,
ho thinks uo further delay will occur, though tho
redemption agency is still witboutsuQicieut help.
Notices will soon bo soul to tho nooks, advising
them of tlie amounts charged co their redemp
tion fund to reimburse tho Treasury for charges
for transportation and cost of assorting notes.
Tho charges will bo in proportion to tho number
of notes redeemed, rather tbau their value. The
redemption agency, ho thinks, should bo made
a division in the Treasurer's olUco, subject to lira
control of the Secretary of tho Treas
ury. There should bo stringent pro
visions of law compelling banks to keep
good their 5-por centum redemption deposit, and
the banka ought to bo allowed to keep an excess
thereon if desired. An amendment of tho law is
recommended authorizing an exchange of notes
fit for circulation hold by tho redemption ageuoy
for unfit notes hold by tlio Treasury,which would
savo double transportation, espouse, and time.
Another amendment is urged requiring all
notes not bearing tho charter number on their
faces, when redeemed, to bo treated as unfit for
circulation and destroyed. It is also recom
mended that tho Comptroller of the Cur
rency, with tbo concurrenco of tho Booro
tary of tho Treasury, ho empowered
to appoint a special agent to examine tbo affairs
of nanks neglecting to keep, up their 6 per
centum redemption fund, and on ids report, if
warranted, to place such banks in the bauds of a
Receiver. With these amendments, and perhaps
an increase of tho amount to be kept in the
Treasury for a redemption fund to 7 per centum
on tho circulation of banks, tho necessity or non
necessity of which wil bo known in time for
Congress to act upon it, it is believed tho law
will euablo tho redemption ngouoy to perform
all the functions required or expected of it by
Congress, the banks, and tho people.
NOTES AND NEWS.
THB APPROPRIATION COMMITTEES.
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune,
Washington, D. C., Nov. 11.—Tho House Ap
propriation Committee divided up tho Legisla
tive, Judicial, and Executive bill to*day, Gen.
GarQold taking that part which pertains particu
larly to tho Treasury ; Starkweather, tho Inde
pendent Treasury and Mints; O'Neill, Pensions
and Patents; Lougbrldgo, the Interior Depart
ment; Tyner, ihol’ost-Ofllco Department; and
Wheeler, when he arrives, will be assigned the
consideration of Army Affaire. This bill is tho
most troublesome of all the regular appropria
tion bills, and the Committee hope to bavo it
ready by tho time Congress moots, so that it
may be passed, if possible, before the holiday
recess,
A JOU.
It Is assorted by those in » position to know
that tho recent putting in of tho looiflo Mail
Company’s steamship City of Poking at Hip Ja
neiro ;waa in the interest of a stock-jobbing
scheme.
THE PRESIDENT AND THE CURRENCY QUESTION.
An article in Ilia Kow York Jtepubhc of yon
torday, Intiiualliw tlmt tho I'roaiacnt hod
chonnod hio vioivo with regard to tho currency
(location had created oonaidarahlo excite
ment hero to-day. Tho President haa
felt that the occasion warranted
him iu a departure fiom his usual
reticence, which he has made in authorizing a
flat denial of the Jtt'publio's surmise. Ills friends
say that ho is now no less in favor of on early
resumption of specie payments than he was
when ho vetoed the ourrouoy hill last summer.
They admit that he had at ono time about con
cluded to sign the bill, but they say it was be
cause ho behoved,with many distinguished hard
nmnov advocates, ilmt it would operate as «
measure of contraction nubor than otherwise.
MAIL CONTRACTS.
Some of the gentlemen who were successful
bidders under the last mail-lettings now find
themselves unable to fulfill their contiacts, and

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