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CHIKA, fto.
Af rjncii;!
Decorated and Plain China,
Dinner and Tea Sots,
Chamber Sots,
Vases, Glassware,
Silver-Plated Ware,
Table Cutlery, and
Fancy Goods,
ru eludlaa HbowCues and Tabloa.
262 & 264 Wabash-av.,
Field, Leiter
& Co.
Savn largely extended thoir Ladies’, Misses*
and Children’* Furnishing Deportment, and
will offer for the SUMMER TRADE, in
jTbt7 Importations and Homo Feature,supe
rior Inducements in all kinds LINEN and
Comprising Ladies’ Embroidorod Worsted
Ladies’mb’d Linen and Pique do.
Ladtee* Plain Llnon do.
Ladies’ Oambrio and Lawn Suits.
Ladies* Swiss Jackets. ■
Misses* end Children’s Clonks.
Misses’ ond Children’s Suits.
Misses* and Children’s Linen and Pique
BUcsos’ and Children’s Swiss Suits and Over.
and Infanta* Wardrobes a spe
Prompt and ewefa!ottontlom riven toordsty.
136 STATE-Sl?
170 IR/IEIN'T.
TUIC Till! ATIUt known m
Myers’ Opera House,
Chicago, will be rented for a jesrore terra of yeert.to
reiawotlDle nerllea. Addreia, with refercncci. .108. F.
AILAIIKHUN. RoaTneXintH. M Hawthorn et.. J _jjlilcj>go l _
Marble Mantels.
Important h Ball Jen ml Contractors.
Attend (be Auction Sale t(
3STO- 77 STATE - ST. ,
Wednesday Morning, May 10, at 10 o'olook,
OI Stock of over gOO MANTELS.
KLISON. POMRItOYA CO., Auctioneer*.
HiiliW Park Bull Co.
Tb* Oslo* of thU Couipaoi U retnovod to M Woabtnc
ton 01.. wbero wo offer FUlt SALE OU UXCIIANOU *
Ur<o lilt o I Uk«.«b»r« propcrl/ In tbla beautiful «üb>
nrbastown, •mbroolos aomo otioieo Di»ellln*-Homo* of
Modern iltli and Uolin. Ou oi two nloo lloaldonoco to
tout for tba eniutng > w.
J. 8. BARNES & CO.,7OMadiBOH-at.
M Namu-at., Maw York, npreaontod by
lsol.aHalle-«t.,€ftlcn«o. First-class facilities
ornoi ov tor 1
Coomtt Triabuebb amo Collector, I
Cook Coumit. Illinuiv, I
Chicago. Ul7 1, ISIS, J
I« aooordaßM vltbaaMt provldia* lor lb» refunding
•f 7-St oi Uj* BUU Ui ol 1870, when paid, 800. 0 of baIU
aot eouuloa aiuqo* eibor protuloni the followln* i
**Any pMaoaoreoipuraUoa bams paid any portion of
taaSuutnz wMwealurtht r*ar la/i Inoxoow of SEMM
tftareol. a pan proMuUnf bi* orlu lax-rocaipt for 1873 cov
•rtag iho tamo to Um County Tnaaoror ol tho county
wbor* tueb Ux «m paid. Um County Treatur«r of tuoa
•ounly aball rtlund to tuob panou or curpocaUon tba
amount by him ar It paid in atoata ol 3S>BS of iba Btala
tag of Urn ooutalnad U auefa raaaipl, Indoralng Iba
ataouat paid ou tuob raaaipl. and aball aUo taka front
Noblax-payaratapataU raoelpt for tbo amount paid,"
4a, 4a.
bcc. 4 prorldoo for a pobUo noUca la oua ntwtptpar
printed lu tba county for ono month. and la acoordanoa
«llh tbo tuso. notice la bataby glrouuiat poreoos anllUud
lo robato uudor tba law oau uara tba baum bv Applying at
“ 4 .lu, [ft
Oauaty Tiaaiurtc ol Geek County, Uh
cMjifaipr Palto ®fthsme.
Are Importers at Interior Forts
Entitled to Damage Al
lowance t
Collector Judd Argues Affirmatively
in a Letter to Secretary
He Contends that the Port of Re
ceipt Is tho Only Port of
The Matter to Be Submitted to Attor
ney-General Pierrcpont.
An Examining Commission of Engineers
to Inspect the Chicago Cus
Twcnty-fivo Millions of tlio Now
fives Absorbed by tho
Bvteial DUvaleh if The Chicago tribune.
Washington, D. 0., May 17.—Tbo Secretary
of tho Treasury some weeks since forwarded a
circular latter to each Collector of Customs, re
questing a reply to tho question whether it is or
U not practicable to make within ten days from
the original importation at tbo first port duo ex
amination for allowances of damages incurred
on tho voyage of importation as to merchandise
Intended for Immediate transportation under the
provisions of tbo act of July 11, 1870. To tho
list of responses from Collectors there
was added to-day the reply of Collector
N. D. Judd, of Chicago, It ia a
lengthy argument, Judge Burnham says it con
tains many strong points. Tho following ia a
brief analysis of its chief positional Tho law
shows that merchandise destined for interior
ports is under tbo control of tho officers of the
Government until dollvorod,to tbo Collector at
tho port of final destination. Tho importer has
no right to examine or control tbo goods until
tho arrival at tho port of destination.
Tilth the delivery at the final port. It is a
violation of law to attempt to discover
whether damages have accrued until tbo arrival
at the final pm t. Damages can only bo deter
mined at the time of appraisement. Immediate
transportation ie a right, and not a privilege.
No appraisement can bo made at soy other than
the final port. The law not only forbids the olfi
cera at the port of arrival from opening the
merchandise, but enjoins dispatch in immedi
ately forwarding the same. The port of final
destination is tbo end of the voyage and the port
of entry for such merchandise. One of the in
cidents of the appraisement is tho determination
of the damage allowance. The examination at
the port of arrival is only for tbo
and In no manner provides for the general pro
cess of determining tho dutiable value of tho
merchandise. The landing must bo construed to
relate to tbo port of destination. Tho ton days
must bo computed from tbo time of arrival at
tho dual destination. The law of 1870 enlarged
tho sphere of importation, and changed tbo law
of 1700, so far as tbo two acts aro
in conflict. This must bo construed to
gether in the revised statutes. Seaboard
ports have ceased to bo the only ports
embraced within tho customs revenue law for
merchandise destined for interior ports. Tbo
seaboard port is a pork of transit, with machinery
for securing safe transportation, and not & port
of entry. Officials.at the seaboard ports cannot
interfere with morchandiso destined for interior
porta except to verify invoices. Thoir duties
and secure safety iu the transit of goods. Tbo
records at the Chicago office show that goods
arriving at Portland, Mo., destined for imrao
diate transportation, require about tbirtoon
days from iho arrival of the ship nmil thoir ar
rival at Chicago from Now York. Ten to twenty
days aro requisite from Boston, eleven to twelve
days from Baltimore, nine to sixteen days from
Han Francisco, two to throe weeks from Now Or
leans. Contingencies may require more time
from tho several places than Is specified. No
claim for datnago can bo made within tho ton
days from tbo arrival at the first port. Collector
Judd gives
why bo does not consider it practicable to es
timate damage allowances within ton days from
the time of arrival at tbo seaboard port: First,
merchandise destined for imuodlato transpor
tation under tho act is not subject to appraise
ment and liquidation of duties at tho port of
first arrival, there being an express prohibition
against breaking tho original package of each
merchandise, and tho Importer at tho place has
no means of determining in what condition iho
goods may bo. Second, tho act of July 14, 1870,
fixes the port of destination as tho port
where tho appraisement f« to bo made,
and Section 2,037 Revised Statutes, spe
cifically states that no allowance for
damage can bo mode before entry, payment of
duties, or security of duties. Third, it is not
possible to make tbo claim for damages within
ten days after tho antval of tho ship. A con
trary regulation practically defeats tho law July
U, 1870.
show that there are 218 regular, and 100 occa
sional importers at Chicago, who Import their
goods directly without being subjected to tho
clays and levies by tho brokers at the seaboard
ports, and have their business under their con
trol. That business is Increasing every month.
Chicago exports sea largely sent to foreign mar
kets without tbe intorvoution of the middle
men of the eoacoast. The exchange made by
such exports is boing handled by Chicago bank
ers. Tins enables tho importer to be free from
tho cost of the charges of middlemen. Tako
away from them the privilege of this claim for
damages, and you
and reduce them to tho commercial
which existed before the passage of the act of
1870. From a careful examination of tho records
of the Chicago office it is atatod that not ft pack
age of goods or ft dollar of duty havo been lost
at Chicago under the operations' of tho out of
July H, 1870.
lu the meat decision respecting damage allow*
ancee is bo great that toe BeoreUry of tho
Troaanry has decided to submit the entire ques
tion to the Attorney-General of the United
States. Judge Burham, Assistant-Secretary,
accordingly to-day instructed the Chief of tho
Customs Blrialon of tho Secretary's office to for
ward all tho documents in the coco to the At
torney-General, and to request him to give an
opinion with respect to tho late decision. Tho
inquiry is also to comprehend a consideration
of the relations of the statutes of
1799 to tho lutorior Port of Entry act of July
14,1670, both of which are consolidated m the
revised statutes. Judge Burnham says that ho
expects a decision will be rendered within a few
ft’pßctof JUtpateh to Th* Chicago IVlbunr.
Wabuinoton, JD. 0., May 17.—Secretary Bris
tow has decided to appoint a Commissioner to
Investigate the condition of the Chicago Cus
tom-House building, both as to Us wails told
foundation. Secretary Bristow saya to-day that
he has given so much thought to the matter,
and has so great fears that in its
present condition the Custom-House build
ing Is a magnificent ' and costly failure,
be will appoint a Commission to bo composed of
tbo ablest experts to bo had, oven if ho is
obliged himself tu defray the expenses of such ft
Commission. He does not doubt, however, bis
authority under the Uw ftud the circumstances
to appoint n Government Commlfision, Thero ia
a taw which direct lbs Chief of a Department to
appoint an examining board, if even one person
shall, under oath, make a charge of malfeasance
against any nubordinate employe. This taw, it
is believed, In the abaonco of other specific
authority, would bo nulllniont to covor tho
Chicago case. Secretary Bristow contemplates
choosing tho Commission partly from civil ami
partly from army life. 110 will probably select
some of
ds members of tho Board. Ho had decided upon
the Commission before tho return of Bupervl*-
ing-Archltect Bolter. The latter returned thin
morning, but was ho much occupied with the ae«
cumulated biiHincns of his office that he could
not give full attention to the report of the ox*
amining engineers. It will probably be some
Uayn before the report is submitted to the Recre*
tary of thoTroasurv. BHhlow in very confident
from what bo hae heard that ail tbo walls must
come down and a now foundation be provided.
It appears from developments lately made In
Chicago and Cincinnati that tho oQlcora of tho
Treasury Department have at last awakened to
the necessity of taking eomo vigorous action in
roforcnco to ttio disgraceful state of things in
the new United States building hero. Friday
last a telegram was received from
the Department ordering all stone-cut
ting to slop, and Saturday night tho wholo
force hero was discharged. About 100 men
were affected by tho order; moat of them pro*
pared to movo out youtorday, but were delayed
by their inability to get their pay. On tho
return of Mr. Mueller (hoy will probably get
their tirao-cliockH, mid, after discounting them,
they will bo ready to hunt auothor job. Tho forco
now remaining la Chicago employed on tho Cue*
lom-Houso building ia confined iu a few clerks,
hookkopers, watchmen, etc., one engineer, and
one rigger.
Nnwj was also received here yesterday that
Mueller had been ordered from Washington to
uuopond tho quarrying of stone, and to Hhip no
moro to Chicago until farther orders. It in en
tirely probable that tho representations of
Mcssra. Shuman and Thompson ns to Ilia condi
tion of tho building havo produced in the ofliclal
mind tho same distrust of the btono furnished
by Mueller ami tho work done by Raukm that
havo boon established in' tho Chicago mind by
Tns TiitntiNi: exposures of tho disgraceful stato
of affairs about tho building. Of course the
future, as far os Chicago Knows it, is dark, but
some decision will probably be arrived at within
a few days.
A correspondent desires to be informed how it
comes about that Cincinnati's Cuuloa-llonse is
to bobullt of stone brought from Maine, if tbo
freestone at her very (loin's la so excellent a mu'
icrial as “ Monday’s XuinuNE cracks it up to bo "
—to quote from tho inquiry, The same ques
tion was sought to bo aolvcd in Cincinnati, and
tho unanimous answer of tho dealers in free
stone was that tho bidder for tho granite was a
nephew of Bon Butler, and that “iniluenco"
decided the contract. There is no proof against
tho contractor that an v mica un
pleasant relationship exists, and it in to
that ho may prove himsulf innocent,—certainly
ho must bo deemed so until proved guilty.
Tbo fact that Mueller was so fortunate as to
have bad tho services of an inspector who eooms
to have been blind at times has created an in
terest in tho history of that officer. Hie name
vras Charles A. Montrose*, and ho bad been a
supply agent on a railroad before being appoint
ed to tbo position of inspector of materials for
tbo now Custom-UousQ. Mow far this occupa
tion mado him a fit Judge of freestone may,
perhaps bo doubted, it is also report
ed that, while in the employ of a
road from St. Louis to Kansas City, ho was asso
ciated with tho gentleman who afterward be
came Mueller's agent In Chicago, and that it was
tbo infiuonco of said agent which got him tho
appointment from Supt, llankm. It appears,
also, that bo was indorsed by an Illinois Senator
for the position, but it is probable that the poli
tician Imuw nothing, or carod nothing, about the
qualifications of tho applicant.
hucbman’s aiEMOtne.
Sveelat Dwpatch to Tho ChUaqo Tribune,
Washington, I). C„ May 17.—Prominent
army officers express much dlfisaUufaction with
tho memoirs of Gou. Sherman. Bomo of those
who wore most iutimalo with him hero insist
that bo ban hccu very unjust to tbo Generals
who rendered him most service, and baa gouo
out of bis way to satisfy personal pique. 11 Is
oven stated that Gou. Grant contemplates col*
lectins materials for memoirs of the War, and
that Admiral Porter will reply to some Jpottiuiis
of Hbennau’s hook.
Robert Cnllyor, of Chicago, will deliver tbo
address at tho Arlington National Cemetery ou
Decoration Day,
[ioUit Auocialtd Preas.]
Washington, D. 0., May 17.—Tho opinion of
tbo Court of Claims in tho Pacific Railroad trans
portation cases will not ba announced before
next Monday, to which time tbo Court has ad
The call for tho redemption of £5.000.000
coupon bonds, issued fiom the Treasury on Hau
urday, indicates on additional subscription to
that amount by Iho Syndicate, malting in ail
f 35,0u0,000 called iu on that account.
Five new National Banks have been authorized
to commence business in various placoti in New
England to-day. besides tho German National
BauU of Allegheny, Pa., with a capital of $200,-
000. •
Fnrado at Wilkcsbarro Yesterday—
Hopes 01 tho filluer*—l'rohubillty oS
’l’hlr Eventual Disappointment.
Special p/apatrh to The Chicaqo Tribune,
Wilkbsbaubb, Pa., May 17.—A grand labor
demonstration, participated in by mure than
2,000 striking minors, took place this afternoon,
delegations of ihe Minors’National Association
being present from Kingston, Plymouth, War
rior Run, Naullceko, Ashley, aud other mining
towns, Tho men paraded through tho strode
with bauds of music aud drum corps, and carry
ing banners with tbo usual inscriptions of defi
ance to the coal operator*. After an exceeding
ly quiet march, the procession retired to a grovo,
where addressee wuto made. Largo quauiitioa
of supplies aro boing received by tho
Blloers* Belief Association from ihoir
brethren at work m tho upper field, hut
not nearly enough to supply tho demaud i for,
despite tho assoition that the mou can hold out
for twolvo months yot, great destitution pre
vails. The men show no signs of weakening,
but derive much encouragement from the start
ing of tbo fans to-day in the Empire mines, and
think (bat this indicates a disposition on the part
of tho Lehigh A Wilkosbarro Company to break
away from tho combination and start their works
in operation. It is to be feared that they are de
luded by a false bopo, for tbe operators aro aj>-
paroutiy as firm os ever, knowing that any at
tempt to break from tho powerful combination
and accede to tho demands of fhd men would bo
a fatal stop, involving its projectors m untold
Tyrone, Pa., May 17.—This morning nine
Gormans under' charge of bhcriff Aiephoison
were taken to* the Franklin Minos from hero.
Fifty-six strikers were arrested by tho Sheriff to
day at Osceola. and taken to Clearfield Jail on a
charge of making threats against workingmen.
No resistance was made. The BUerllf is deter
mined to protoot tho men at work.
Kuw Orleans, May 17.—Capt. Eads, Col. An
drews, Capt. Ballinger, and party, returned from
tho Passes this morning. Capt. Eads reports
the condition of affairs there os more favorable
for the opening of the jetty work than ho had
anticipated, lie has no doubt that within twelve
months ho will have 20 feet of water in thel* at*.
The Government engineers will complete the
survey by Friday.
Nkw York, May 17.—The Presbytery of tbo
Reformed Presbyterian Church, width met in
this oity lost week, returned a verdict of acquit
tal lu tho case of tho Rev. Novlu Wooclside, of
Brooklyn. He was charged with improper in
timacy with a young woman before the Miami
session at Northwood, Ohio, but the evidence
ptovoa his entire iuno>'*"«e. ,
The Government Preparing to Swoop
Down < upon the Crooked Ar
ticle In Eastern Cities.
Valuable Information Being Con
stantly Received at the
Revenue Bureau.
Asa P. Matthews, ol Pittsfield, 111,, to
Go Dan Munn's Successor.
The Trifling Irregularity that Led to
the Seizure of the Pekin Estab
Sseeiol Inupateh to The Chicano Tribune.
Washington. D. C., May 17.—Tho Secretary
of tho Treasury ban decided to remove
Dan Mann oh Supervisor of Internal Bov.
ouuo for the Stales of Illinois, Wlscon
bln, and Minnesota, and him tendered that
position to Asa C. Matthews, of PitUfield,
Collector of tho Ninth internal Revenue Dis
trict. Matliowu is ono of tho oldest commiu-
Bionod oftli om iu tho Internal Ilovcnuo Depart
ment lu Illinoit*, and, although bin district is one
of tho smallest revenue districts, ho has hud
largo experience as a revenue officer, and has
a good record hero. Matthews ia a warm per
sonal friend of tienntor Logan and of Bltuord
Wilson, Kollcltor of tho Treasury. Matthews
has already accepted tho position, bnt may not
enter bis duties before tho close of tbo fiscal
year. Tno timo of tho beginning of bis service
will doublet* depend somewhat upon the wishes
of Mr. Pratt, tbo now Commissioner of Internal
[To the Associated Press, 1
Washington, 1). C., Mar IV.—flecrctary Bris
tow to-day called ou tbo Attorney-General cud
oftornardH on tlto i'rcwideut, both visit* having
significance with roforocco -to tlio past and
future operations against Illicit distillers. Buu
soquently the Secretary vraa closely closeted with
Commissioner i'ralt, nud received dam
aging Bt&lemeutß against the Bing sub
muted to them by Revenue-Agent Yar
yan within Uio past few days. Bris
tow Uaa received commnnicatloua from East
ern cities, indicating to bim tbit bo bits hardly
yet broken the crust of the fortnidabio Bing which
ho is trying to put down. OQoru have been made
him, contingent ou his co-operation nub tliono
malting tbo oiler, to supply evidence which will
involve a number of heretofore regarded ro
npectablo houHCR in Philadelphia, New York,
Baltimore, and elsewhere. The Secretary hau
relieved the Secret Borneo from any further
active participation iu the crusade, and has in
trusted to Mr. Pratt, the new Kovonuo Commis
sioner, the duly of arranging for other seizures.
It ie expected that prominent internal revenue
changed will soon bo made in the West.
.Trvffa! DUpateh to I'h* CVacaoo Tribunu
SrßiNcmnU), 111., May lY.—Tho precise reason
for adzing tho Pekin Alcohol Dintlllery Works of
Mr. Wostcnnan, and tbo Pohm Rectifying Com
pany, as it tranaphos, is that Mr. Westcrmnn
sold to tho Rectifying Company' 50 barrels of
bighwiuOf), which woro dumped into tho rectify
ing establishment. Those barrels woro properly
damped, tho stamps reported canceled, with a
full description of tho marks, etc., on tho pack
ages. Hubuoc[uoully the Supervisor of In
ternal Revenue for Massachusetts reported to
Washington 00 barrels of highwinos shipped from
Benin and lying on tho Long Wharf m Boston.
The number of stamps, marks ou .barrels, etc.,
corresponded exactly with the fifty, barrels re
ported as having boon sold to the Pekin Rectify
ing Company, upon this evidence the seizure
was made. . The inference drawn from the facts
are that tbo stamps were not canceled, and that
after tho barrels were dumped into' tho rectify
ing works they wero again filled and shipped
to Boston. The (danger who is supposed to be
implicated in tbo frauds in Mr. G. A. M. Camp
bell. a brother of tbo present Assistant Secre
tary of State. lately Qor. Campbell, of Wyoming
Territory. lUi but been employed .in that
branch 'of tho icvouuo service since its
organization. Tho Distilling Company will give
the necessary bonds to-morrow to tho United
States District Court here, and again commence
No move seizures have been made In this dis
trict, suduooo will be, it is thought.
St. Louis, Mo., May 17.—C01. Constantine,
Muguivo’u Collector of Internal Bovcnue at this
city, wrote to the Department at Washington,
May 3, that, In consequence of a severe attack
of Inflammatory rheumatism, his physicians
advised him to go to Hot Springs, Ark., and
spend several mouths, and, as ho did not think
too Deportment would, grant so long, a loavs
of absence he tendered Ido loolguatiou to
take effect June 80, tho end of tho fiscal year.
Secretary Bristow replies that Ids resignation
mil ha accepted as soon as McGuire’s successor
is appointed and qualified.
MRsmua, Tonn., May 17.—Oen. Patterson,
Collector of Internal Bereuueof this district,
to-day seized about 103 barrels of alcohol ship
ped from G, Bunsbiey, of St. Louis, to parties
hero, wnich is believed to lie " crooked.’’
Another information was filed against Itoolle,
Junker A Co., on a seizure of 160 barrels of
whisky and lUO barrels of alcohol. The property
was, however, released on bonds being given in
the sum of *33,b03.
in tho matter of Bussell’s Distillery, an order
was entered directing tho Marshal to surrender
tho safe and barrels to the claimant.
All tho distillers, with one exception, baying
given bonds have retaken possession of tho
property labeled by the Government. The ex
ception was Sawyer, whoso establishment is
located on the North Bide. Ho did not come
into poiiaostion of tho premises until May 1.
whoa ho acquired title under a loose from
Marcaronn, who had previously, as alleged, con
ducted the business fraudulently. Instructions
were waited from Wasliingtou regarding this
case, hut none coming it was declduif yesterday to
make tho seizure complete, and tutu the real
estate and building over to tho United Stales
District-Attorney, thereby compelling Bawyor to
go into oouit and defend his rights. The pro
ceedings thus far against the distillers ami reoti-
Horn have been In the uaiurq of civil suit* t now,
however, it is stated that criminal actions are to
be Instituted against them for the purpose of
punishing them fur alleged frauds. Evidence of
their criininality is now collecting, and as coon
as Biilllcloot proof is obtained to warrant the
making of affidavit*, warrants will bo issued and
they will be arrested*
There boa as yet boon no change in the Super
yisorsbip, though tho tewovcl of Mr. Munu is
anticipated, unless tho influences at work are
sufficiently strong to retain him. Bouator Logan
spent the greater portion of ycsteidav at the
Custom-House, conferring with Collectors Judd
and Wadsworth, and an Impression prevailed
that '’something was up," but what no ona
could cell.
The revenue officers are pushing their Investi
gations to tho wholesale dealers, and are exam
lug their books. George B. Crosby, of No. 62
Franklin street, failed to show hiu book, and a
warrant was Issued for him yesterday. Ho is
liable, upon conviction, to a fine of from SIOO to
(5,000, and imprisonment for from throe mouths
to three yeais.
Social DUvatch t» 37m* Chicaoo TVtbunt.
Madison, Wls., May 17.—Tbo sixty-Qiat, anni
versary of Norwegian independence was cele
brated bore to-day bynlatge picnic alWiuno
quob, aoroso Lake Monona, where speech os were
made, and a good time bad generally. To-night
the affair winds up with a grand ball at Turner
Hall. '
Gov. Taylor has gone to Washington to look
aftor the interests of tbo Btato in lb* Fox and
Wisconsin Improvements, and Superior City and
Duluth difficulties.
£?r«*Jtf|/i» Atqui, May 13.
The Herald this morning Is caught napping.
It publishes as news a number of brief notes
written by Mr. Tilton to Mm. Woodbull, com
prising tho correspondence which she was sub
poenaed to produce in court. These half-dozen
harmless little missives wore all published in
tho Brooklyn Sunday Prct* two years ago (May,
1873) copies of them having been procured for
that purpose from Mrs. Woodhull by .Tames
McDermott, tho editor. Mr. McDermott was
this morning interviewed by an Argus reporter
as to tho circumßlances attending tboir publica
tion, and be gave tho following narrative :
Reporter— ilavo you read tbo correspondence
published in thin morning's Herald , purporting
to bo that which Mm. Woodhull gave in court iu
Mr. Bccchor’s lawyer* ?
Mr. McDermott—l did, and rocognlzo it as
geimino. Two yearn ago, at tbo instance of Mr.
Jloury C. Bowen, I, in company with ono of that
Sentlcman’s sons and a stenographer, called upon
Iru. Woodhull, who was then supposed to bo on
her death-bed, for the purpose of obtaining from
her certain information, Mrs. Woodhull, among
other things, read lor mo on that occasion a
number of letters addressed to her by Mr. Til
ton, and as she read them whtlo lying In bed, I
had tbom taken down in nhoit-haud, without her
knowledge, and immediately alter published
tbom in tbo ftundav Press.
Reporter—Did Mia. Woodhull give any expla
nation of them ba she read i
Mr. McDermott—l recall ono very vividly, and
that is tho ono iu which Mr. Tilton nays : “ Put
this audor your pillow," etc. She told us
then that she was very Catholic in hor feelings
—iu fact almost suporslilloasly so—and that
Tilton botog familiar with tho fact, bo, upon an
occasion wood she won confined to her Led by
aomo illness, purchased at tbo Fifth Avenue
Hotel a small cross or crucifix, anduont it with
that note to bar. it was this cross bo requcHtod
nor to put under her pillow, and not the note, os
tho reading of it would seem to indicate.
Reporter—Was there any explanation as to
contcntn of tho oilier letters ?
Mr. McDermott—There was; but I think they
speak lor themselves.
Sew i'ork t)T(tfi)ae,
The attempt to ostracize Mr. Bowen by Dr.
Bacon in the Congregational Church yesterday
is certainly significant. Dr. Bacon made it an
entirely personal matter. Mr. Bowen baa served
iu the Board of Trustees for many years with
knowledge, fidelity, interest, and devotion. lie
has contributed liberally to Us objects, and
has constantly advocated Us claims in bis paper,
the /mfependenf. Ho Is a member of a Congre
gational church, in good and regular standing,
and partook of the sacrament in Plymouth
Church the Sunday before last. The only real
ground that can be discovered for Dr. Bacou’u
hostility lies in the fact that Mr. Bowen baa
scon fit to testify to certain facts in regard to
the gieat Brooklyn scandal. lie did his duty as
& Christian citizen by going upon tho witness
stand and telling the truth—letting bis testi
mony have Us ptoper weight in whichever scale
it might happen to falL The attempt to drive
him out of. tho Board of Trustees for his actlor
is expressive of a temper that will hardly have
tho sanction of tho public ; and il in worthy of
notice tb&t tho majority of tho members stood
by Mr. Bowen, and allowed Dr. Bacon to drop
out of his own accord.
Mae York 2'n'tmn', .Way !•*.
Last evening the Plymouth prayer-mooting
w&h attended by about as large an audience as
that of last wed:, but there woro little more
than half of tho usual number present. Mr.
Ilcccbcr came in at 7:30 p. m., accompanied
by Mrs. Beecher and Col Boocber and
ids wife. Mr. Beecher looked very tired
and almost worn out. Ho was suffering from
a very bad cold, and spoke hoarsely sod
with difficulty. The whole party took seats on
tbo platform, where they wore soon joined by
Dr. Edward Beecher and Deacon Howard.
Upon tho table were flower* in profusion, there
being a largo vase of roses end lilies, a cluster
of roses, and a basket of trailing arbutus. Dr.
Edward Beecher, who flirt offered prayer, thank
ed God for bringing tho pastor through hia long
cominuod trial in safety.
Urooktvn Vmon.
The following is a table of the contradictions
npon which the Jury will bare to decide Id the
groat scandal suit, commencing with the plain
tifT himself and going down the Hat of witnesses
in the order in whichlhey were called:
Mr. Tilton—Contradicted by Mr. Beecher, Bes
sie Turner, Moasm, Tracy, ilalllday, Bell, Bod
path, Johnson, Wilkcion, Mrs. Palmer, Woodley.
Grey, Lucy Olios, and Mr. Bouthwick, several
witnesses who testified ns to tbs Wiostod affair
and the Boussel procession, Thomas Cook. Jack
son Schultz, Mr. Belcher, and tho Bor. Dr.
Mr. Moulton—By Beecher, Clafiln. Storm, Free
land, Tracy, Armor, and several witnesses from
tho Produce Exchange.
Mrs. Moulton—By Beecher, Perkins (Connecti
cut railroad magnate), Mr. Clcavoland, Mr.
Beecher’s steward, Mr. Beecher’s sister, Mrs.
Perkins and two telegraph operators.
Mr. Franklin Woodruff—By Tracy and Sonth
Deacon West—By Beecher, Holliday, and
Mrs. Martha Bradshaw—By Bessie Turner.
Mr. Joseph Uichards—By Beecher, Tracy, and
Dos.de Turner.
Kate Hmith aliaa Cary—By Mr. Beecher and
several witnesses against her for truth and vo
Mrs. Mitchol, nurse—By Tilton and Moulton.
Miss Bessie Turner—By Tilton, Kate McDon
ald, Martha Bradshaw, Joseph Richards, and
Mr. Martin (Sunday-school Superintendent),
Mi. Bccchor—By Tilton, Moulton, Mrs. Moul
ton, Bowen, Deacon West, Mr. Janos, Joseph
Richards, Kate Cary alias Smith, and Mr. Mar
Gon. Tracy—By Woodruff, Monlton, Tilton,
Martin, Richards, and Mrs. Moulton.
Mrs. Oviugtou— By Mr. Martin,
Mr. Thotuaa Cooke—By Tilton and Stephen
Pearl Andrews.
James Woodley—By Tilton. Longhl (restaura
teur), Stephen Pcorl Andre,vs, and Mrs. Middle
Grey—By Tillon.
Giles—By Tilton and Andrews.
Mr. 11. 0. Bowen—By Beecher, Freeland,
Clafiln, Storm, and Dr. Eggleston.
Sam Wilkesou—By Tilton and Bowen.
Oliver Johnson—By Tilton.
Dr. Eggleston—By Tiltou and Bowen.
Ur. Martin—By Mrs. Oviugtou, Gen. Tracy,
and Bessie Tumor.
Mr. Johu Soalhwlck—By Tilton and Woodruff.
Besides these, dozens of outsiders are by the
ears on tho presence of Tilton in the Roussel
procession. Above, however, are tho mam con
eTenof Dtipatoh to The ChieJna Tribune.
St. Paul, Minn., May 17.—Four suits are
ponding ia the United States Courts in this State
iu behalf of tbe United States against oftloors of
volunteers to recover money claimed to bavo
been overpaid through one Paymaster paying
them for a month or months already paid by an
other. In 000 case, the first to come for trial,
the District Attorney, by Instructions, sues also
for interest on the amount claimed. Defend
ants in two instances claim they wore not over
paid, and say, if tbe record so appears, tho Fay
master must have so made it to cover bis own
defalcation. They say also Ihoir regiments were
several times paid on rolls whore *be amounts
and time wore either not carried out. or wero en
tered m pencil only, tbo nomitho officers consid
ered necessary being tbit tbe date of time to
which the payment was made should cloiily ap
WaseuNu, W. Ya., May 17.—A telegram to
Mayor Bvvcouy, of this city, from Gov. Jacobs,
at Charlcalowo, says Beaton, Byrre, Burdott, and
Colo have answered tbe Injunction aud submit
to tbe jurisdiction of the Couit, thus compli
cating the case and probably delaying the re
moval of the Capital, even if the injunction ts
K Bolds Another or Its Special Se
cret Sessions.
And Discusses the Problem of Ee
portorial Omniscience.
Then in Open Session It Degins ffhittf
washing Operations. i
Appointment ol a Committee to Inves
tigate the Election Frauds.
Hurrying Up tlio Court-House—
Madison street Bridge.
The regular weekly session of tho Common
Council was hold last evening, President Dixon
in the Chair,
Tho Board of Public Works sent in a comma
nicotian recommending an appropriation of *15,-
000 for tbo bnlldlng of a new bridge over the
river at Madison street. The old bridge is iu u
very bad condition, and rather ttasafo. Tho
Board submitted an ordinance bearing on the
Engrossment waa ordered, and the ordinance
was adopted.
Tho Clerk of tha Board of Education sent in a
commnnictiinu calling the attention of tho
Council to a rasoluilun, parsed at a meeting of
tho Board hold Mar 11, for tho purchase of a
school site on tbo northwest corner of Wallace
and Kossuth streets, Block 15, near the South
Branch, for the Hum of $9,000. The Board
askod the concurrence of the Council m tho pur
chase of the lot.
The matter was referred to tbe School com
Tho *>ame Board recommended the purchase
of Lou 26 to 32, inclusive, in P. B. I'lllman’s
Addition to Chicago. Referred to tho eame
The Gas-Inspector's report for tho quarter
ending May 10 was received and placed ou file.
An ordinance providing lor tho payment of
judges at tho “election" held Atml fid, and
for tbo rent of poiliug-placca used on that oc
casion, was referred to the Finance Committee.
• An ordinance directing the Board of Public
Works to advertise for sealed proposals for the
construction of a bridge over the South Branch
at Harrison street was referred.
AM. Jonas offcricd tho following
WmiHEis, Tbe V.iildiuc of a CP j-Uh'J, or Court-
House. bM necn tgitatcrl for more than two jeon,
without any fluid tuion luring beau Ukm, or even ibu
appropriation toward tbo erection of euld Court-Uouuu;
vrnxncA*, The tax-payers cud property-owners of
Chicago boiiin to fesl that tnrt'mr delay is both un
necessary andmijiiHtltihblf.ruul that Ivrlmf ul ({nibbles
and ptraosnl feeling aa to certain arvUlu-cU abould b*
put to rest; -and
Vi’iitUßAj*, Tho Mayor and the Common Council, to
gether with tfie Board of Public Works, are vented with
ail necessary power to commoner told work; there
fore, be It
Orrfprnf, That the Board of Public Worliß, by tho
direction of this Council, and in rcnfurmity with tho
legal oj4uiou of the Law Department, proceed with
out further delay to take the initiatory bteps be begin
the erection of (aid Court-Uonae.
Tbo resolutions wore referred to the Commit
tee ou I'uhlio Buildings.
Altousinxo THE DOAUDS.
The following was presented by Aid. ‘White:
lltwlred, That the I~w Department bo aud U is
hereby requested to prepare and present to tbo Com
mon Council, at the next mjtiltr im-oticg, aa ordi
nance tbcUahlug tbo Board of Police aud Fire Com
mhuloners, and conferring tho pwin now exorcised
by aald Board upon too Superintendent of Police and
the nre Marsha).
Tho matter was referred to (he Coramlteo on
the ihactio* rxiAuns.
The following were submUod by Aid. Hil
dreth :
Whzbkais Od (be 3*l day of April, 1575, Ute qu»-
Of-a wta submitted to the wle o! tho electors ot Uiu
City of Cbicago, whether s\ld rlty ihould become In
corporated under an net entitled “Au act to provide
for the Incorporation of dtlca sud village*" (hiul
which said question wis decided lu the iffiraoUve) ;
Wuuikab, Aa effort U bcintr made la two or three
different forms to contest the validity of such (tubule
-8100 sod the election held thereunder, based, u Is al
leged, upon fraudulent nnd Illegal rotes claimed to
have been cast for said charter; nnd
WnwiKAß, It in tb>o alleged that a Urge number of
fraudulent and illegal votes were cast in the several
wards of said city against sold act. and that In some of
the wards n great number uf legal votes wore cast for
said set which were not counted therefor or canvas tod;
Whiskas, It Is desirable that the will of a majority
of the legal votera be ascertained uud obeyed; tUtro
Jletelttd, That a commutes of cino—three from
each Division—be appointed to luqwre Into the feels
iu the premises sud inmtigaie all of Uiu alleged
fraud*, uud re]>ort to the Council; sud ba It further
j > ■ i; t'd. That In the event of the presenstion of a
petition lor the IncorporsUgn of the city under the
general law known ss the act of IST6, signed by the
proper number of potltlomra as required by law, this
Council will promptly submit the question to the vot
ers of Cbicsgofur their determination as required by
Aid. Campbell said that tbo Cbartor of 1875
was arbitrary and iniquitous, and would not have
his support in any shape. Thors was nothing in
it that called for tbo support of any hottest man,
but, rather, it called for tbs reprobation of all
good citizens. Ho was not in favor of tho reso
lution, and be proceeded to denounce what bo
called tho vacillating and uapnnciplod conduct
of tho Citizens' Association, especially mention
ing Messrs. Hosing. LartteU, and WacVcagh.
AM. Hildreth said that bo introduced tho res
olution iu order to do away with the providing
impression that the Common Council of Cmcago
would refuse to submit tbo Charter of 1875 to
tbo popular vote. Although the mover uf tbo
resolutions, they were rather bitter pills for
him to swallow, bat, lu tho interests of duty.
Us would vote for them.
Aid. Schaffuor said tho resolutions were fair
enough, and he would tnd uo ditllcuUv whatever
in voting for them.
Aid. iltchordson hoped ibo Council would act
like men, aa they bad done, in tho past. Uo hoped
that neither resolution would pans. Tbo Council
bad counted tho votes on tho recent election in
obedience to tbo opinion of competent counsel.
Aid. Woodman thought (ho resolutions) ought
to pass. If a petition, signed by 8,000 citizens,
demanding the election wus presented, tbo
Council would be, under tbo law, houud to call
tho election. He agreed, however, with Aid.
Campbell iu the opinion that no 8,000 citizens of
Chicago would petition fur such a meaouie.
Aid. llichardaon made sumo tetuarku on the
asokasDOsa ot (ho resolutions. The citizen of
Chicago who had not enough intelligence to
know that it was obligatory on tho Council to
call the election on petition was not worthy of
being a citizen at alb
Aid, Hildreth said there were very many mem
boro of tho Board who woro su ignorant.
Aid. Campbell again declared the ro.-.o’.iUloaa
out of place. He moved to strike out tbo last of
Aid. Cullorton favored tiro pneasge of tho roao*
lution as it was presented, ile predicted that
the Citizens’ Association would haog itself with
in six months if they gave it ccopo enough.
The motion of Ali. Campbell to strike out the
Uat resolution was lost by the following vote i
l r w*—Foley, lllcbsnlion, Warren. FiUgoraM, Cocy,
Btcuo of the Fourth, Btono of ths Flflli, CUrUo of the
Fifth. Botnraor, McDonald, Moaih, Oampboll, Cue,
Ulevcuuil, Quirk—l 3.
.VuM—llclily, CuUurton, Hildreth, OMlry. O’Urlaa,
Woodjusn, Clark of the Ttutb, White, (lautlcnou,
Uysu, Eckbsnlt, Htout, Lenjacher, Bcbstfaer. Murphy,
Sweeney, Lynch, Jouwi, Corcoran, Ur. President—UO.
The previous iiueetiou was ordered, and the
resolutions passed by o vote of 20 to 16.
Adjourned. .
Another secret confab was held yesterday of.
teruoon in the Law Department and the City
Clerk’s office, as was agreed open at ihs private
meeting last Saturday Afternoon. Tbo uroi™*.
precautions which were then taken to prcoluJi
tbo reporters were abandoned yesterday, for Iho
reaeon, as Mayor Colvin expressed it, “ that the
reporters are bound to got it anyway, and wobnd
n w albor let them liavo it openly than on
t o> ;o them to steal It.” Nevertheless, when
trf wycm, tbo Mayor, and a,few other chosen
had adjourned to tbo Corporation Counsel’s
> yesterday afternoon, after baslnoss hours,
V: • took tbo precaution of barring all
approaches. Tbo reporter In en-
ed to etato from bis mysterious
*f Jrcos of information that nothing of Im
•rtanco was transacted beyond tbo reading of a
{solution drafted by tbo legal advisors of tbo
ily In reference to the proposed Investigation
jf frauds in the recent election, a copy of which
will be found in another column. There vroro
present Judge Dickey, Frank Adams, 0. X
Cameron, W. C. Ooudy, K. A. fttorrs. Mayor
Colvin, and Aid. White, Hildreth, Foley, and
Woodman. The subject of the contempt cmio
was the only topic of conversation. Mr. Adamu
assorted that “bo never saw bis way out of a
legal problem so clearly as ho saw through
this contempt business.
.Imlgo Dickey explained that the legal ad
RAD NOT mnrcn.T advirkd
the Common Council to take the course which
they did in declaring the vote. Tucv had only
advliod the Connell an to the lair in the caiio,
and had not told them to count the veto.
Aid. Woodman behoved that tbo Council
never would have lahon tho action which they
did had it not been for (hat opinion.
Judge Dickey Held ho would cuter no objec
tions to that view of tho case.
Tho party then fell to Joking about tho matter,
and conjured up
vAutocn mAorHAUT ncTuitm
of colempluous Aldermen peering from out tUoit
little cell-tin tho County Jail.
J* Just to think,*’ Bala Judge Dickey, M that f,
a lawyer for the past forty years, four of which
I have spent in runolug a court myself. now
that 1 am ou the shady side of GO. should ho
committed for contempt of court, is really too
much." Prolonged laughter ensued, during
which the Mayor and wtah Aldermen na were
present Raw lit to n journ to the Committee-
Boom of the City Clerk's office,whore a neparato
delegation wore awaiting for thorn, liko the Is
raelites for Moses to coma down from the
Mount. After rending the resolution prepared
in the Law Department, Aid. HchalTner essayed
an argument in favor of its passage.
Aid. Woodman also argued for the adoption of
tho resolution, but ou more sensible grounds
(ban any that had yet been thought upon. lls
said : “it Is but proper that the Coimuil should
make somo affirmation to tho public that tho
act of 1872 him really been curried, and that wo
propose to unearth frauds if there hare boon
volunteered an explanation. The act of 1972
wan hut a patch ou tho old cilv charter, aud if
the act of 1975 nhould bo passed, it would merely
bn a patch upon a patch. For this tenson tho
Citizens' Association did not want to carry the
act of 1973 os matters woro at present, hu'
wanted first to annul the adoption of tho act c
1972, and then take nn tholr pet act of 1873. IT
hoped that every Alderman would combine to
destroy tboir purposes, and about tbo most ex
pedient w&y to accomplish that was to light for
tho act of 1972.
A Hbort conversation ensued upon tho proba
blhticeof tbo Citizena’ Association attempting
to carry the election in the fall, and although
nearly every one present entered into tho debate,
nothing wan said that is worth a repetition.
About this tlmu City-Clerk Forrest left the
room, and, as was afterwards ascertained, he
went for the purpose of
A spiritualized Titriitrwc reporter followed close
ly upon his hods, and consequently is onablcd
again to present a vivid picture of tho venurabln
City Clerk wandering through tho labyriulhlau
recesses of tbo rookery m his search after con
cealed reporters. As ho neared tho engineer's
room ho uegau reciting original pootrv with tho
speed of u race-horse, prosomably for tbo purpoco
of charming away the witches and hobgoblins
which uro supposed to infest the place, -lie en
tered the dark abyss in tho basement, trembling
like an aspen, and began his tour of investiga
tion, of courso without success. Disconaolato
ho returned to tho Committee-room. Just as he
was entering. Aid. Whito had broken in upon
the debate last mentioned with tho assertion
that he did not want to have anything done
which looked like weakening, On tbo entrance
of tbo venerable Joe, Aid. White, divining the
cause of his absence, exclaimed, " I'll bot a V
that those damned reporters are getting it all. £
believe they aro hid away in hero." The Aider
man and others thou examined tho two book
cases in the room.
tirr “meat rf.
Mayor Colvin—Wo may te troll let them in ;
they are bound to got it anyway.
Aid. llildrolh—Tdoy aro underneath tbo build
ing ; (hat ia whoro (hoy sro.
Forrest (crossing himself)—No; I hare Just
been down thoro looking; (hoy are not there.
It iu something wonderful bow tboy pot tuat
meeting Saturday, for 1 recited enough origi
nal (my own, ahem!) poetry on that day to
charm away a thousand witches. Besides, 1 gavo
tho oagineor instructions to allow no ouo lu bis
room, and I bad also blocked up every approach.
[Loud applause, none of which was Intended for
tbo reporters.]
Mayor Colvin closed ibo subject by n timely
remark that the Aldermen ought to do all iu
their power for
of (be Chicago Times. Ho alouo bad donw all
that any ouo man could do for tito noble cttitßO.
Nearlv all the Aldermen also highly eulogized
Sir. Matioson, and expressed (bo bupo that ho
would call on (bum as often as horotoforo, and
(bat tboy would call on him fur tbo rmrnoso of
pointing out material foe editorials In their
T his ended tho meeting, and a fit close it cer
tainly was, for Tub Cihcaoo Tjiijjiwe is thereby
enabled to uotifv the Chicago Times that it is
about to bscumo'ahospital lor coutomptuoua Al
dermen. VeriJr, Judge Williams has made
strange bedfellows.
The Editors—TUo odd Follow*—'Tbo
Aluslcul Festival*
Sixrial DUvateh to IVta Chlcuuu Tribune,
Ikdunapous, Ind., May 17.— Tho State ed
itorial Association is to meet at tbo State-House
Juno 10 and 11, with a programme devoted on*
({rely io business and papers of practical inter
est to editors and publishers. W. S. Liuglo, ol
tho Lafayette Courier, is President.
Tbo grand bodies of Odd Fellows meet hero
to-morrow. The attendance will be more than
usually large. A special committee to arrange
for the meeting of tho United States Lodges id
this city In September next held a session to
night. Tim Indiana Odd Follows will not ba
outdone io hospitality by their brethren any-,
This ovenlog tbo Musical Festival was opened
In grand style by Mrs. Smith. Whlnuery, and
Winch, and a powerful chorus, in the oratorio ol
“ The Seasons." Tho attendance was Immense,
maur strangers being on baud.
SburtTrlalii but Decisive Uesults*
A'txviat Vurateh to The Chieaqo Tribune.
Ciumi’Aiqn, 111., May 17.—Our County Court
was occupied three days last week in trying bas
tardy caeca. Mias Hello Nowlin charged Dr. A.
L. Leunjrd, of this city, with having etopollod
her with drugs and then accomplished her ruin.
At the trial several witnesses swore to having
hcon present when tho crime U said to hare been
committed. Thu Jury, after being out twenty
four hours, returned a verdict of guilty. An
other case—that of Miss Kate Justus against A.
W. Kirkpatrick, a wealthy farmer—resulted la
tho same verdict. Moth ostos are alleged to have
been Instituted far the purpose of blackmail.
Awetol IHtvaieh to 'J'hi CUxewo Tributu,
Dcboquk, la.. May 17. U. D. Bhattuck, a
prominent merchant of West Union, la., took a
heavy doso of morphine yesterday, aoti, while la
boring under tho effects of the drug, procured a
butcher-knife from a hardware store and at
tempted to cut his throat. The prompt inter
fereuce of friends saved hie life, but until
ho had out and mutilated his throat in a shock
ing manner. It is believed ha will recover*

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