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l>rln r lplea evrn with the appr<dntnn of nd’ rr-
J.r.rl.« who had •« n rn lon.| In
Ili-Bii party hvl lwn» miV. r t<* in »Hu .in tmre mM m>-
denied tliMlcimi ralir Oovrrnun-t.l o. I.d'i "' Oi-i'.
lint on In.’ .•'■nluty all th- a "i" “■ i*f nil the
Oiitenimeuta lin*t h-il (vnf f-ualrd roitldl.r Pin.irm-d
tin to day In tbo nbmea «-f tho party In potv. r.
{ifiMliev were i-tbrd lopetlirr <>n tld* ocr-i»l<oi In
Tli’W of an Impending oic ilion. Now. wbll.i it wii» uh
very well to t.dk about tfoneral piln jplur. about prill
rlpii-p of nvUon»\ »U»Tty and gnv«i nment, tin* root <'■
t);r whole rrstnn began Hi loom Bovorntncni, !!'• i'sw
on Hie floor around him largotax-nayera and propci'i.v
nivuu.\ and more Intelligence and patriotism th »n b*’
Jivl b»d the Lcpj.HiCßa of aeeing for many a >«‘r. n*’
BPked If tlio pro; ertytownera end lax-pnyere «er.
IP do* toanl mU to the UdtiK* tlv.d ciWrn ui Uuh tn
ruled and i orruptbm-rlddon city. Hue of tho idpieM
dntleaand llnest npiiortimliiea that Imd ever been pr •
rented to a politics! parly wna l*o(oro Hu in. \Vli it -
they fee before them? They e.w a il ivornm.
coirupl from the (ountaiu b.cad, uud Hi i l *!*
city tliey raw a so-called Opposition jar-y madi
tip of combination* that rioted tho (or.-ui l i"’' -
ernmenl. who wero dclimnd-mr that (be city n.iom I
given np to plmuler. (Otmei'.) Were tbs itUnli.r ul
clllzrna going mati'milt to being by ih‘»i <•••''■
biuatlun? [Cries of “ No." nn! ibn ra.) l»m f: : i
V. If .there was a CUkI iu lar.io . nm! bo Iu .m
there was. their eurniit aitnij tvoidd not t-c ecu
mated. U wna wrltlcu that Ihettmf eh;dl 1101 .
bis plunder, and ditdu ncat no n ebuil «»*'• “i;T rule the
Inmf. lCheew,J U UUUcd evory l).*nioi lot on tho
floor to consider this mic/tlmi a«. a i jli.aMi. (iujy • few
wcekasL-obo beard the i-rin. lj lo tuun. lMcd that the
only object In local poilllcs was to elect men t > olllCn t
In other wonts, that they mint And nnico for n crowd
of ecoiiudrds who bad no slake In tho eomtnmiltv~a
nowd of hummcis; nay, more, a horde of banditti,
ichecre.l These men bad conio from ail Ihe shun* and
li dcs i f crcalicu to laud themselves togclluT In m }«■-
fi'.iotilo our r'ghla and llU*rl!e-i and our fYi.vury.
(I>nid rheera ] Intelligent, rcßjHinsll h - , mbutintbil,
pMporty-ow ning, IH.rrly-lovlug clllrens nud liemo
r rata would never suomlt to aucb » atutu of things.
responsible for tho present condition of
affairs? First of all the Itepu'dlrnii patty. Then tho
Opposition ware greatly to blame, for It was
from tho Domocrstlu i arty Ha rood natne. Its fame
and us.ebaratter. ICheera.) Tm*ymu«t nut dlnguHo
tho fact tint an attempt wu being rnado to turn over
tho city to the samoset of scoundrels that now held
Ibu oflfco of Mayor and minor olllccs [cheers], the
men who stuffed tuc ballot-boxes last April
tha mm who not/refused honest judges of election,
the men who wero ready to obtain power at any price.
Could an odleo with a salary rf S(,o"Oaycnr feed
all tnc men who were banded togolher oa tlio Opp.ud
tlou party 7 [Cheer*.] Was hosjio.iklng a Deiunn
speech, or not v [Cries of “ Vcs," and oppi:in*.-.j H
vts so long hlnco ho hid spoken on Deni** rale prmci
plea that be fdt ho was loose. [Loud lan,ruler mid
cheers.) They were told In Hie pood Hook that three
honest men could have saved H iJ uu nnd ilumr.’-.-ui
from destriKllcu, Now hero w* re run hme.i mm,
and let than see If they could tuvo Omcnp'fnun
plunder. It they could nut do Mist, u w. * u*i-.e** »•*
hold this Convention. [Cheers.] Tncy s!:< uld orgm
-1/e, not with » view to future, mil t>> pro cm, scii *u.
[Cheers.} They should put m uuiulimluu good men.
In whom the commuully could have couflih'iice. [Luna
After I lie doleßitaft lii»l Ihoir places.
Carter 11. Ilttmeoti moved Hilt a ComraUtco cf
i’lvo bo appointed by tlm CDair ou iPsoliuiuiiH.
Carried. Melrlllo W. Fuller, I*. McHugh, The
odore Scbiulz, C. 11. UarmoD, uud J. K. Doo
lUtle, Jr., wore chnncu.
V. U. Wlmstoii offered the following:
JlfMolvetl, Uy the Democracy of Cook Couutr la con
ventlou assembled, that, lindlng two tickets already in
the Hold lor the county mines to bo voted for .t thu
coming election, one nominated by our oppoticohi tu
tholtfptibliciui party, tuo supporting of tlio conupt
and infamous Administration at Waslilugtou, the other
\,y our friends aud allies, witu whom wo have acted
and labored for the past year, aud it largo majority of
whom we hojn* and expect to have labor and act with
us In tbo future, we deem it uot only unwito aud lu
niKHlleut hut highly injurious to the best Int. rests of
our party to nominate another ticket fur such Oitkes.
JtetOirnU That wo have full conlideuce lu Urn geu-
Ucmeu nominated for Ho county olllces by the Oppo
sition, or People's party, of this county, both lu their
personal integrity and soutiduesa in Democratic prin
ciples. aud cordihlly commcud them to the « ij.port of
Uie Democracy of the City of Chicago and County of
That wo haro always had the hlglrst re
tard, both pirsotinlly end rohleally, for alichod
keelov, now in the hold as a (Ulid candidate for Coun
ty Treasurer, aud. under oilier circumstances, would
t>e glad to support him for any ollleo to which ho
wight aspire, but that we now regard bia candidacy as
pot only unwise, but, if persisted In. as Injuiion* to
ihe best Interests of mir i*nrty, as evidencing a lack cf
rood fuiih tuour Ueruiau alitcH, nml aa contributing
Co the fliiccctß of our common enemies, aud that wo
respectfully request him to withdraw ftom the present
Mr. Winston moved to refer the resolutions to tho
previously rhoaen. Agreed to.
Thu Committee ou llesolutioua then retired.
During the absence of the Committee Judge Vsu
Durcu delivered a short address ou the merits of thy
Democratic] party and Its great future.
Tbe suggestion of name* lor thu Control Committee
was then made.
The Sixth Ward delegation split ires the occasion fur
treating A eccue of disorder. Air, Tinnken sugu<'st*M
the 114U.0 of Mirk Sheridan, slid luklsiul upon his se
lection. This t rented another scone,
Air. Wickcreham moved Ui-t the Hit bo called by
wards, and then objcciiauabio men could Lo removed
by theCuuveiitinn.
And now another scene of tumult ensued, when
Pat llailerly and several others tried to obtain the
The Sixth Ward here announced that they bad
agreed upon licrnoru McKinney as their choice.
Mr. Moran otlercd the lolloping:
HinotteJ, That the Central Committee selected by
this Convention l>e iustmoted to disregard, In Die call
tug of any future convention# which each committee
may call, tho traditional mode of selecting Ue>gat»
known as the primary-caucus system, and that they
i re hereby unttiorl/ed to mature and adopt sumo ilm
fur tbe i*li etton of dolugatefl to conventions which
i-haU obviate the objection* pertaining to tho cuucm
nnd sicuri' in couvcutloas respectable representatives
of the party.
.Mr. Moran, In support of bis resolution, said Unit this
Convention wasu sample of wlmt could bo done with
out caucuses for electing delegates ut primaries. Tun
Central Committeo bad a yr«r before them luwtU-.li
they could Inaugurate a system which would drive out
the bummer element in conventions, and tint the Con*
tral Committee should consider this resuluUon as a
law to them.
Judge Van llurcn was opposed to the resolution be
cause U wan not Democratic Su Its principle-.; because
It was against tbo uniform usage of tho Democratic
patty, and tho custom of tho party should not bo
changed In tho County of Cook.
Mr. Forsvth rose in reply to Judge Van Duren. Bo
claimed to be as good a Democrat ae Judge Van Daren,
and ouo who hud always stood tty thu party, oven
when H woe unpopular lu Ibis city, tie had torn long
er In Chicago than Judge Van lluren, and ho chaUcug
ud any ouo to say that ho (tho spvaker) had over gouu
lack ou Ihe p-rty or lls candidates, lie was nut In
favor of a system which wus so corrupt that Its stench
was sickening to the body public, and he, for une, wiva
not lu favor of standing up for a rotten and corrupt
ing cori«#e, and trying to keep it above giuuud when
B would bo Letter burled.
A THANKiTL nEMoca.tr.
Dr, J. Ward Elds thanked God that tho Democrats
were advancing in their Ideas and were irtpulugto
sot a wholesome example to the entire country, mid
bring the party to * higher alaudurd than H ever be
fore occupied in thu nation. Uu wished llm Democra
cy Godspeed In tne high position which they were
Judge Van Duren called for action on his mutlou to
lay thu resolution on Ihe table, which resulted m thu
Judge bring shelved himself, as tuu innUon w<a lust,
and Mr. Motion's resolution unanimously adopted.
Tbo Committee on Ueaolutlous had rrtunird during
tbe ole Mission above reported, and Carter U. HarrUun,
the Chairman, presented the following platform or
J P Domorratlo party of Cook County adopt tbo
following principle# as the platform of the party 5
ftrsl—Keauuiptiuu of tpedo-i aymeuU is soon as
tbe business iotereata of the country will permit with
out disaster; opposition to intlattou.
Free commerce and no tariff except foi
revenue purposes.
'i/drd— LudlviduaUJbarty and opposition to sump
tUVoorfh—lUrM restriction of tbe Government, Imlli
State and national, to the legitimate domain of point
power* not delegated to tbe United Htatea
t>y tha Constitution, nor prohibited by It to Ihebtaus,
ure referred to the flutes respectively as to the j«oplu
of the ttutes,
Suti.— The right and duty of the Bute to protect Its
••illac-un from extortion and unjust discrimination by
chartered monopolies.
svrsnf/<—The Ladit-box is the fouudatioti of popu
lar government; lu purity roust amt shall be pre
The above was unanimously adopted.
Ou tbs Winston resolution, the Committee declined
to take auy action.
another specimen or dumocbact.
After the Committee's report hsd tweli read, several
cries of "Move to adjourn," arose ftem diftermt
points in the room. Th> s« were mixed with iuiid cries
of "No 1 no 1 " At the same lime li.»- Cuair win try
ing to maintain order, and was steadily t-ouudlng tip
on tbe dealt before him with a lorruwud cam-, which
b* ni using aa a gavel.
During the lotcnaualun of about a monism's quiet,
» voice 10 the 1 euira of the room cried out. •• A move
ment to adjourn t* always lu ot.lei,"
Tbs rabble c.emtut again let it « t loose, TheObair
«u trying to aay soututing. and hu lips could i-o seen
to move, but only IhecrUtofAdjouru I "sun" Nut"
could bo heard.
At las! tbe noise subsided, and tbs Chair slated Ihal
tbe quietlou of adjouruiiitrit lav lu ib« lr powor, and
he put the qu'stlou, which was duclarud Put,
Ur. Wloalou now dsmanded that Ilio Convenilon
laku action ou his resolutions. Ho would wlihdraw the
laat one, as it gave Michael Kcelay too much proud
nsuow in the Democratic petty. After tlua buut of
siluiiuence Ur. Winston s»t down.
Ur J. It. DoolilUr, Jr., mov.d as a substitute (bat
tbe Convention do now proceed to nominal# a county
KOton bit feet at IbU JuuVt. ro, and dealrealpbobeard
lu the intemta of the great country o >‘*.icu we iv*.
<1 i tl utlv .aaaniLlcU nyucr Mm UUe of UeiuccuU i QI
uot to a* tae Oppositionists. {Caarv.j Tuoy did
■waul *o b* plunged lu eupport of • uau who Bald Uy>
Democracy atuuk In hie nostril*. iCheers.J lie waif
not lu favor of nominating • etrulgbt Democratic
dektt at thl* UU hour, and .ha would .prefer wJJuuru-
! ln»r without taking nnyoedlon In thl« regaid. M*.»n
0, «■» l-e n.MHtniU.l H»."illw w>.®
satbthd willi Hit.r Kr:*l nularl. w, ««■;>, "»■
1. Mioh Candid or* W'Tt! I'bned In •“«
n 1.1. tm*y coiiul nut under suy HrcmuiUnc* s
•c.-i ;c hij rote. I bev had r, ’ :i ' r Trilh '* ,: "" J I>Kt *
r..;,,.. -u. l ought in'- u. .i-.Uoy tt»tlTevtb> w»W»'tt
iii.' uupr >i «T ) or-"in fondue. 11<> wir-nd iu
■r,m*;nit.io f riii-rlii one I'.tti’iilar, mill liii-. u.'.l <>n
m.i Inad ibal must auitalnable Idea that (|iorm* i< It?
w. r.- 11*1’ people's n.i.Ui '. Til wem thro candidat' u
ill f; mi.i for Corniij ’l'nivM'irep, and uc advised them
in .<>l ii’iiri) and vote 1 ' r lii« mil’ must satisf.u lory l«
liuirc ’yp icUrffl. ICiii If 8 nuiU wound to vote
for II Mew.-r, lot him d> It : If lm wanted to vote for a
mnn wtm drank all tiiqbearbo count gel, lot him do
It : i.n.l It be wonted to >oto furuimtu who deiilt In
ttrimif 'fiil' kv, let It do It. [l.<iU->mor nnd upplan-c.]
Mr. Moron followed with n violent jpeccli iu favor of
iiniurtmg Mr. lieslug.
mu. imoMTTu;
expressed blm«elf opposed toiiu adjournment, which
wonia simplv bo » deeluiitluu of tiioir Hu-ompu>eu •>•
Snarl. JIoVm In favor of having candldaiea Pefoiu
the (-’ invention ami voting on inrm. For nlnieelf, In*
wi.in.l support A. 0. I'lit In* was nut trcjvired
to nay l:o won d caat hi* void (or tho other n.tu oa tin*
Dim •rtlion ticket.
Mr. Winston, seeing the turn things wrro taking,
hut-r adopted liu nm> udim lit of Mr. Doolittle to pro*
coed to uo.iiiii ain’iis.
yinto it (limit duly scene oreurred here, the p*elln pi
of ibu tUilcruit jiuumxcs hading >c.ii In aim ih,
groan*, and other disagreeable notm-.*, Mr. IHsing
wii loudly ended for. bat did not sue ill to rcaponu
Junllhen. .
After u vigorous pounding of the (aide, the i hnir
tnatt intimately aucc*cdcd tn getting " liiile oid*’.*.
whereupon .Mr, C. rlir U. IIun« n r*”c• »'•( > “• ’ :|
nominal Inn Mr, licking for tho Com my Tie norn'i'ini*.
Hu extolled that guuHenniiiV lieanlie* oi i nnr.n r :.n l
penuu. tb-daring Im re w.n u * liuiu'‘ii’r mu. V* II 51 '
community, and ov[:re.<s‘ng n.a belief ‘bat llß '
expiration of hli* trim of mil. >• 1"’ v.mtld rei.n n
for dollar of tnu rorndy nnniry. U woitld it * linjiOMi.
bio tor the Democrat to s»i-t a m Moray If they ilnl « »t
draw trom lb« ltc|*m bf*u aim mnrr i>«rUoa t and tb-v
had no right to r. ln .a Mr/li«hi« bemuse be bad not
tnc IKmo-ratic m.ik of nriruiiKialou. It in. era and
lU Av. full- f ratiTi il, n« an addition to tho rean-
Jimcm.'tlioi iimnintilonv nu yio-eeil M wlta tor Jiiilf.n
, t if the ■'Oi.T'orand Clmit i.onrt t, bilivnor i*l*:-k,
Con’-ity iir.-artr, amt lor C.aiidy Knrveyor. Tnr
Jioji,’. Jiaif oi 1 1 County C.inimlMioiicra rbonld liui-mg
(j me duirivle.
w. .1. OHAHAH
wan In favor of nominating oih urs nnd compared the
t'.u.vcuiiun with mat held in Baltimore, it v.,.h«iii
i.;S.i d win * spirit no Ices puro sud 3 detetmiualiuu
no li-.*-rei übitu u> cuinbiuu with all paniew to hurl (In*
;r.,iiiiicun party from power, Mr. Uc&mg Lad-ng.i
i.y i-uuagu to *ou tout tho Uouwcrat* wouwl »weeu tuu
■Hintry next year, uud bln sympaluba m.iet tm with
ie jiarsy. Hu advocated the Indorstnieui ol tho H|>-
■ •Miiuii uckft trem bead lo f’io(. no: tw/au o H i coin
.exurn wuh uuil.ui.ily good, but ix-eauau H waaexpe
m iu order to dul«.d tho lh-, uiui. an party.
Mr. Oaodcll moved the prcvuui’i humUou.
however, w«« rccognl/cd by tho Chairman, and ho was
ailowcd IO mldresa tho Convention. Ho disclaimed auy
tsuiiul feeling ugauiat Mr. K hluk, whom he had
(imlvc-d to vote for. Tbo OppohUlon OouvcuUoQ was
ickni with bimnuers, ami boiuc of tho men on th/
ki*t wore such that no houcat Dnmocrat cou.J vote
for under auj circumstances. (Cries of “ Maine { ” and
••No, Non He would uut name them.—ho did
not wish to be personal. Ho hold mat Mr. Kecicy had
loon s life-long Democrat ml til* III*, lie bail never
li en o esuduia’o for oiilcu and had no state to ilx,
which war more than some of Ihoso present could say.
He thought It tho Opposition ticket was approved il
would bring degradation aud dele.* of the Democratic
Tjjo prarlmio question was then put aud carried.
The quesiiou then recurred «a Mr. Fuller’s amcad
n.cnt, whicu Mr. Doolittle then ac. epto.l. The motion,
uh amoudoJ, was earned uy the fallowing vote; Tout
vutc, J’J i; ayes, U 7 ; no.-s, HJ. Tuo formality of uum*
Jmumg was then gouo into.
Mr. Wiußtou nominated A. (J. ileaing for tho
position of Comity Tretßitror, and mud that lio
bad Uuowu him long ami well, ami know him to
bo an lioncHt ami trao Democrat, and a mau who
would etand by tbo parly in tbo future a* bo bad
dono In tbo pact. The OormauH of Cook County
bad united thomaolvo.t with tbo Democratic par
ty through tbo eifortu of A. C. Ilcsiug, and ho
«iul they would roto for it in the future, ilo
cured not what Mr. Houlag had been, but tboy
know what no wa.s now.
Tine closed tbo uominatinns.
Judge Otitt remarked ou tbo chauco of electing
a Doraocralic {’resident next year, and admitted
tbo importance of receiving into tbo fold all who
wore willing to come. No mau m the auto bad
dono bo much to break uo tho present corrupt
administration, and ho supported bia nomina
tion. The cull of tbo roll woe then proceeded wlta,
end Ueslng received 1U votes. The vote wa* mado
unanimous, aud tUreo cheers given for Qcsing. Ho
was loudly cabed for, and a ettuo of disorder again
ensued, interlarded with uno« ot“ Tut bim out I” until
bo sboitly after appeared upon the platform.
Mr, Hosing, in responsu to ret-euled cries, stepped
(Hi tho plulfaim, looking rather pilu and uervous, but
with a determined light in bis e-yen. After ackuuwl
edging the cheers ut ebo audience, be essayed to spewk
two or Ibm.- times, but mis interrupted by s-fiuo ells
turi.uuce iu tbo centre of tbs room, lie ultimately
got started, and tendered thorn Lis heartfelt tbuuka f<r
tais indorsement iu the lace of the false sUuders ut
teiod against bliu. When a certain gentleman mado
disrespectful remarks snout bim, tho applause which
Ji l.oivtil was nut given by Democrats. but by Oram's
hirelings in tlio i’oat-Ulilco and Custom-Houss who
bud been scut to do It, His Democracy, or, ao
to say, his platform, bad been doubled by
lomo gentlemen, Vt'heu the UcpubUoan Stale Ooatral
Uummittou met at the Palmer House last spring for
consultation about tnu future policy of tbo party, ho
was beset by leading llopubllcuna of the city and H:alo
to paitlclpaio In the proceedings. Ho again and again
refused, i.ad finally Uov, lievetidge camo to his otUco,
aud insisted that ho should goto the Palmer Uouio. Uu
euid : “ Governor, leave mo hero; you don't waul mo
there, and I don’t belong there." [Cheers.] liut tho
Governor still Instated, aud at length hu (ilr. il.)
agreed to attend, having decided In hts mind what to
do. Uo took from his library itao platform passed by
the Depubiican Convention in 1«73; and bo would say
here that both paragraphs in that platform relating to
finance and i*rsomd liberty wvre written by tho cuUf
editor of the Hermann Itastcr. Ho
weut to tho i’almer House, aud, after the roll
had Loon called and tho First and Hecond
Districts had answered, bo was called upon to speak
fur the llepubllcanlstu of tbo Third District. He rose,
and, taking the p atform in his hind, declared that tho
llepubiicau party hod left him. and that ho could no
U>ng«r act with a party which disowned their own acts
passed only a couple of years ago at Thiladtdphla.
Dr. Davis, continued tbo speaker, does not stand
firmer ou the Democratic platform than he himself
dtd. ILoad cheers.) Uo had not been anything ul-e
In his Uie thou a Democrat, If Demovrscy meant to
rc«umo as soon ss tho interests of (he
country would permit. ilo was against lufla*
tluu of the currency as mucu as any
ouo possibly could be, and be would say
that when demagogues like John A. Logan proposed
to miUtu the country with irredeemable currency bo
was uo lunger a llepublk-au. [Loud cheers.) ludoed.
ha went further than Dr. Davis had gone, and would
ly that tho bid passed lu Congress by tuo Uapubllo
us—tbo so-called rveumpUou i ill—was u fraud upon
very Intel.lgant man. It meant IniUUon, aud uoib
ig else. That very hill had weakened and scared tho
apual of tho country, ruined (ho industry of tho
uuutry, mado people poor and bankrupt, reduced tlio
>sgis of me laborer, aud almost brought about adisa*.
vr over the whole country. {Uhccrt.) Tout bill
nould uevi-r have been jus.od, fur the reason that uo
uuutry could ssy ll will resamn at u ccrUUt day, (Ap
ilause.) They might have bad crops, tbo balance of
r«ds might go rg.lutl us, and lushed of grow
ng rli ber wo mlgct grow[>oorer. Wo should suapo
>ur ruurso uud adopt an economical OoTerument, sad
reduce our expenses. We had no rnuio war-times, sad
JVeryuiUy had to stupe his all airs u» his present lu
liiiif, and the O-vcTiiuicut might to do that first.
[Ciiitrs.i Tho Uovorumuul should set tho example,
biulwiieu tho balance of trade set lu our favor wu
could resume any moment.
With regard to the larlif, he bad been an acknowl
edged high.urld man and nothing due. Dai things
have changed. Labor bad risen lu Europe, and bad
l < i-n riduved iu Ami-rioa, Trade, exchange, ami tho
tuno ol transportation were at present in ills opinion I
piuu.U m enough, and fur that rvasuu he was lu favor
of a tarns (or retuuuu only, [Cheers.] Hut be sup
laned m tuo opinion of louia men ho should bo trUtlun
lU.ktipitamm. (Laughter.) In bis opinion when a muu
l Uaugf.i ami was convinced that he had bocnlu error,
ami ucshowhdgij, tie aaould bo welcome to any
party. a lathe r and mother forgave their sou if ho
had erred, tut it seemed tbst soinci old losalls would
u i* l . un > “*“dwbo had been ou lbs wrong aide
of the hoius. [Laughter aud applause.) Onu-hslf of
tlio dvltgau-a composing tho Couveutiou had boob with
i l . l . 1 , 11 iu . J'' I *, Hcpiibli.-«u i.uincniioiis tu times past.
[thuors.J « uuld (my uXvlude lust old vt liiau of Uu*
puuil_um»m, Jtidyo lull? [ioiughtcr.] If it iuid hot
hocu fir tbo Usiiy of u,« Itoiiuwlo-uu lu this ruapcct,
tho party would Lsvu usv>;r galuod lU strength lu this
HUW. Ho ro. oliSviod very Weil when they bad about
as many Irish lU-publlcana m oilko os tboio wire Irish
llopublicaiiit lu tuo kitato. (LaighUr.) Tucro wtro,
W w . r, *“Tl n. bow Y}** 1 • liiW towers of
Allihael Keoley. [Uuuuaed laughter.)
TUO pl-'hk they bad pul m thuir platform relating to
personal llbcrt), whiuh w«s aUu lu tbo piat'urui of tho
Jeuersonlau Club, aud lu that she OuputUmu Gem
veutiou which uml m hpnugmdd, would alouo I rtu«
•UC. ess to their cause. [Chcr-.J i U( . UsiuwiaU had
oiwsys Uou in fsvwr of 100 iuiu»i hUrty, aud always
would boss loug as lbi> orgauiratiou was iul_oi
lu regard to luo Oj<po.utiun Couvmdou, bo was very
sorry m hear stsloiuouis msas on that rio.,r lb n u was
composed of uuthlug but huunusrs, sud Ihats aisu s
lifv w*s not safe there, i'uoiu w»s no Qsht lu tuai
Gouveutiou, but Ihero was s fight lu th« lupiah. su
Oonveuliuu. It stwhied lo him tn-t sou.o ot Ihu
tUniru prostut had nothing to do but t u u lta>k
thu muu unmlwitud on tuo Opposhinn ticL,t.
Mol u word had b« O Saul sgaltui tho
homluatlous uu tb-» lU-pubicau tU-kci. iCu<wm.)
Now, be bad uo objection to deuuuucs U<l uau. llu
had (ho courage •hreo yuirs ago to got up tu the Con.
v. Qiluii uu : deimoiicD<iitoUi lUIUVe, Woo was remu.c-d.
Th«t lu-u, Joi.uitumphrsy, w-suuw ou tno li.imm
hc.U ||u uuiU >•> that ibo Iwo i. lii i,„m.
in.Ud for ( ii.i.'iiM.-toaer* for tho city weru
mill, Ti.'itio iioiumatod by tho dallle.s Weroaiu
ii .livct lueh. *iu« iuIUT ILlglU havs srrud. ilo lu,.
■I. cic-d Iru.ii (htoi, and bad mads charges
iu.iu, i c icving they bad uouo wrong, but when (bu#«
churgst iuwttlg ud (hoy camo out cKsr,
it was uafoiluuata fur tbo groat apostle) from
'LvaUiioti when ho uivlded this county into
six districts. It should Lava remained ouo
district, so that thu city should h\vo sumo con
' otu thu uvuduaUtihs Ih Ida count/, Mr, Clvary
and Mr. Mtiltoy wrri' Jmd as hniir«l as, anil would
romparr l.tvr.moly \v..h, dnlm drin •*. Ho it<faln ttir.nlrd
them for the ni'ndnnil.m, Tli<* vro-jmcl win onn'tint:-
liiff. NolwlUi.tl.initlnv Ci;*.l :;i<> itot-übllr.vnw Ir.d put
two turn 111 th,' I\;J I 111 nn’j i’ I d at bon, Ids llrlirl
wonlcl !>o rleefed t*v u--t i- • i U.m M,i iM n.tjorllj.
•in:; clin:v.--.
The iniulMdimr. .! .lud.j ■(i irv mr Superior, and
,li.,l t - u McAlustcu- for Circuit Court Judge <, w.*.*J then
euii. urrr.l In In’ acclauiittl.ui. „ . .
.1 ifl.it F. J'iucrl.y w.is ib-u approved of fort.cfkof
Ihe Superior Court, al:»o by a.*i himatlon. ,
t’ouuly Coiniiiiesliiiipr Johnson «ugit<**lod tliaj they
approve nf inonombnti'-n of Aletuuler Silvr reparm
for County Surveyor, whieh w«- d *ii- by neclanintlon,
Mr. Onnhim tho ignt Hut the.- •uotihl a.»o concur Iu
tint Uouuty Co,i>iuU->l >u -rs* iieuiliMti m. •
A inollon wasnmt.* b> ndlimrn, and another scann
of dlsonler ciis-iod by a numUir ot memlicrß leaving
moved to concur Hi the candidates for
Oouutv C.ininii«s!»iner«. and ao make Iho approval of
Ibe Oi’p*- lM ui in ki I complete by theUonveuUon. Tho
motion was agreed to.
Several parW" ntnin Moved t« iidj-uirn, when crlea
of •* \o," vM'iindi d through lli« hall its before.
Im Mi C.itrrey said tb<*y Indoised the nominees Id
vrU. r lo give streiißth to tlio Ui luocrntlo parly.
ci.omsfi nvEyr.b
A motion win made and carried tint tho Democratic
Central Cd.ninittre hr instructed I” meet this evening
in the Sherman Home clulvroom, to take such action
In regard In the f’ounty CnmmlsslonerH ns was thought
I*. si l y them, after which tho asscuibltgo adjourne.l
slue die.
now to rui-b him tiiuouoh.
A largo number of Kinflrly’M frumdfl gathered
(ogethor .Monday evening in tho Shorman House
oiub'room, to order to dovino wnyw and rucaun
for flccuring tho election of their ftivorilo caudt*
date. Tho mooting sits etricUy private, and aov*
oral rcportoiH who tmpponed to hour of the affnlr,
and who consequently put in an appearance,
wcio promptly infonnoJ that tho aocotniuoda*
tiona wero 100 'united to admit of Ilnur preHcnco.
l.iko a groat many similar attempts to secure secrecy,
Mils effort to keep (ho proceedings from the knowledge
u( tlio public rcsultud inglorionsly, us will l>o ououfroio
the futiuwiog ri'jHirl of want occurred :
Tlio uieeiiug wjs called to order shortly after B
nMm lt, and Aid. Tom Lyn h w.s elected Chairman.
Pat I'Voncy w.w, on niiV.ion. undo S vrebiry,
Tlio Chalnutu st ited that Ibu recent developments
Iu the poltlcal eouv.isn Ind h'.iumia very favorable pub
lu. fooling toward Mr. Flntrty, and his eleetlouwm
counted upon eouhdvnlly. However, them was no
doubt but that Mr. Homy was making a stnbnoru con
tent, and It behooved the friends of Mr. FHmrty to
make every effort In thrir power tosacurchls elociion.
A g'-ni-rul dlscuashm then (uuh pUcv, lautlcipalfil Hi
by \V, 0. Manure, IV. J. Ouahnn, \V. 11. Comioii, mi l
oihcm, tn which tho probabilities were thoroughly
couelilcrcd. The gcMcntl drift of opinion paa that
there was a real cams for alarm lust the itcpublleau
ticket should Ik) dueled throughout.
Mr. I*. W. j)linin', n i'lcli in tlio Sheriff's o flies,
mudofieoto expres the opinion lliat lie wan not a
Hexing man, nml that ha believed Ilesfng’s chancel
were very slim, Uo was heart and soul la
favor of Flnerty. Although Fmorly had fooled
the Irishmen of Buffalo at iho time of the Fenian
raid, yet he felt kindly towards him. ami would support
Uim, lit would gladly contribute to (he fund in aid
• f Flncrty, but ho could not afford to give more
I’ftt Feeney declined In subscribe, for the reason
tint he had beeft already assessed,
Ou motion, a committee of eight was appointed to
select two persons from each precinct of each ward,
whose duly should to to piste (he name of Fiuerty on
all tickets uud peddle them on Ilia day of election.
The Committee tut appointed consists of Messrs. I).
J. OidlorT. ex-AM. Carney, T. H. Uuifth, AM. Lynch,
John HulUvaa, W. J. Uuahan, Ed Duuue, and Dennis
TUo Committee w.va instructed to moot yesterday
afternoon »t ;i o'clock, at Slackin'* saloon, No. 13d
Dearborn street.
A general expression of opinion was then bad to
egsrd to tho amount of money which could bo raised
juivauce Fiuerty's Interest, and lUO total amount
rbieli the numbers ottered to Buliscrlbe vu in thu
Ighborhuad of 11,0X1. Tbo mooting then adjourned
ltd next Sunday.
A few of Mr. riucrly'a friends met In tho afloruoon
, jla kin's saloon, to devise mean* to secure (bo oloc
-3n of their favorite otnUld.de. The question of
raising money for campaign expenses ww lunherdU
cussed, ami committees were named for each ward
precinct to attend tbo polls ou Uto day of election
and diolrlbuto tickets.
The awe-inspiring and greenback-grabbing
Opposition Atsetmment Committee it really
flooms did strike teiror to tbo boarts of tbo
poor, vacillating hirelings at tbo city elidl.
While tbo Committee did not personally call ou
every man among tbo great number, they loft
such an improseion on tbo beads of ofllcos that
tbo report was quickly passed around, and
nearly ail tbo Janitors, clerks, and laborers
around tbo Tunic rushed to settle up. Wby?
Because that Committeo tacitly gavo them to
understand that if they did not pay up there
would bo decapitations. This was enough
for any email-salaried man, and bo walked
up to Bookkeeper Johnson (not Thomp
son, as printed yesterday), and laid
down his "donation.” Contributions
wire never more unwillingly Riven. Tbe assessment Old
not extend to the Comptroller's dike, but If .Hr. Hayes
gets hums before the election Uls possible ho will have
hie share to pay.
Fire-Marshal U.Minpruid I’olkT-Unpt. Hickey will
refuse to settle uuy eitcb nnreiuioiivblo levy un the Dl >
lator'a Committee uto nuking, and will probably so
inform the gentlemen. Tne loading oilkvrH and ciurks
have ull their SIOO, and only a few have done ho
ivithnut grumbling. They expect to be 14 assessed ”
ig&iu next spring, und auroral of them have asserted
In language more emphatic than mild that they would
looncr got lucked out than stand it.
am. citt-nmoi.oir.
A (hluly-drenlatod morning paper said yesterday
that Mr. Ciußbrough had been vititud by the Commit
tee and assessed, bnt had refused to pay |IOO or any
sum for political purposes. The real fact of the mat*
ter la that he was nut visited by the Committee, and,
therefore, did not refuse to pay tbom. He says he has
never boon called upon to pay any noiltical assess*
incuts or donations, and does not ncoa to. Ho so ex*
pressed hltusulf to a Tbuiune reporter yesterday.
The custom has nut been heretofore to assess cm*
nloyes of the city, and the heads of the I’olice and Fire
beparttnents have not been called on for contribu
tions. If they chose to give voluntarily they
knew where to leave their money, hut
were not approached lu any way by
an assessment committee. The Opposition party,
backed by Mr, Ucslug, hits made the levy, and tboy
have made many enemies lu so doing. It Is under
stood that Mr. IlcMug advised the enforcement of
three assessments, In tin* face of precedent, and be
has more spiteful opponents lu the City-Hall to-duy
than he had a week ago. The few paltry dollars paid
lu by the poor clerks could easily have been made up
by the olliccholdurs who employ them and not have
been folj, while the fan.llic* ol those poor men ure
made to sutler for actual uocusslUcs, They cry aloud
ngalust It, but submit to tho unjust levy because they
cannot afford to lose their luooacs In tolo.
yesterday when an Irishman said he believed Buck
would bo block'd, and he was autlsllud of U when he
waa informed that the “ bosses ” on the public works
met together on Huuday evening and denounced the
action of tho Opposition party in assessing them for
Hdjiug’u liem'bt. “AuiV’fsys he, “heiave me, bnt
that man iuld me that the wakost word used In that
matin’ waa ‘d-—them; wo M vote for Keeloyl’"
It seema that the foreman of a larce number of the
rlty laborers, and several contractors who bad been
called upon for a “contribution,” in a threatening
manner, did hold a meeting last tiuuday night, and
pledged theinselvoa to assist Kecley. and to bring ull
their uieu to the polls mi cleotioii-dsy for tbst pur
poae. It was also learnct* that these men represented
over l,«)o workmen, who were ready and willing to do
tlutr bidding, •
hie impolicy or tuat meeting.
Whoever it waa that took (bo responsibility
of calling the uecrot meeting iu Groooobaum’s
IJnild.ng Sunday afternoon that man baa been
tbo cause of a vast deal of profanity on tbo part
of tbo Oppooitlou leaders. A more 111-adviaod
move could eenreely bo suggested at this par*
Uvular stage of tho political content. Evoraiuco
tbo announcement wu tuado that Kcoleybtul
determined to nm independent, tho Opposition oca
tar* haro beou loudly declaring their contempt of
Keeey aud tbeir niter disregard of hia candidacy. They
have t-ikvn paiua to ataUi publicly luat ttiey didn't
care wbolhor Keoley ran independently or not. and
that bo would not draw oil any great number of vole*.
These declarations have been persisted In iu tbo face
of tbo fact that large and vutbueiaaiic Kecley meeting*
were being held ntgotly In every part of tbo city, Tne
policy of Uiu OpjxioiUon leaders w»a to Igaoru entirely
Ihl* movement, ultUough Inwardly tuey trembled at
its importance and real meaning. Hence, tho calling
of the meeting Sunday Afternoon w»» a palpable confee*
aluu of weakness, and was dlanietrletily opposed to Ibe
policy laid down by (be party leaders. It has amce
beau painfully evident that the meettug wes uutwoll*
considered, and that (he tuauageii of the Opposition
have repented of the Unadvised movement.
Tbo meeting «f MiimUy adjourned mull Monday
evening, at which time the Cuitmittteu apjioiuttd to via.
it Keelcy were expected to report. A' cnrdlugly, a few
of ibuec present at tbo former meeting reuiactnblcd
lost e/rniug m Oreenebeuoi’e block. There were cut
more Hun twenty lu attendance, and, from the mao*
mr In which a little crowd of leading light* consulted
together mysteriously lu a corner before the meeting
I toiniiuuctd, it was plain that
Mr Hi dm ud I'rimJivtllo called th* meeting to or*
d.-r a u-w i iuh.Uj ull<*r o oVIu.U, liming ilut it uuj
m-t exi < ci. d (j li-vo u largo elUnduii-o ou account oj
the I -d s.e .1 luf ...id (ho tact that there Welcuuimrun
otter uneUhuu Ho tlu-u called for
tuv r.ci'ouT or tue committee
appoiulcd tohcj Mr. Iteeley eud Induce him to with
draw. Me. w. J. OaabiU read the following report:
Thu uuacisigued Coiuuuttee report that having
given the subject due consideration are of the opinion
that tho action contemplated U wholly uuuecoeurr,
end uol tolled fox by any existing «ut«rgenoy, Vhlle
WC individually rrgret But Mr. Rrvlcy rcc* nt la place
hlru«df tu to Iho OjU'o-iilii’ti jiirly and IH
rnmlrilalfa. wo nr? unanimously of tho opinion that
lilM randi'iacy and support will have no Important
baring upon the rosutt of Hip present runtcst; amt
r.rc fmthcr ronvincMl that our Irish fellow-rlllxsns
tici-1 no for nut "address *'to demonstrate to them
ill it voica thrown aw iy on a third catidldalo are virtu,
r.liy given to restore the power and ascendency of tho
Hipuldlcui party In till* city ami county.
1«. U. Canlfiilit, Thorns* M. Hatplne. I*. McHugh,
Mtlea Kchoc. ,l. 11. M *Avny. Philip Oonby. M. JJ. Bal
try, W. .1, Oiwlun, d. H. Dunlin, M, A. Devin*, Pat
rick O'Brien, Thomas Ciruoy, M. Burke, Thomas
The rejiort vtm adopted without dlaoiiMlon, amt, on
motion of Juillca BbrrtJen, tbe meeting adjourned.
headquarter news.
Tho differing degrees of interest manifested
in tlm otton Isnco nml business At (bo political
headquarter* yostoiduy wore probably fair cri
tenono of tho enthusiasm foil for iho tickets;
and tiie email gang of bummers at (bo Oppont
lion rooms did lot misrepresent the party any
more than tho largo numbers and.evident cutlm
tiiaem at the Republican headquarters did Hie
fooling in their ranks.
Tho spacious apartments used by tho Repith-
Icau Committee wore early crowded with lolor
ested citizens, who reported the general
tooling in their sards as excellent, and
repicayiilod that there woe every prob
ability of a full Republican poll.
One delegate from a bueiacsn ward ttaid that one
iutto circumstance In (Use election would odd
1,000 votes to tho party of decency. That was
(bat, eluco there was no registry, hueinese men
could vole without being afraid of being drawn
on a jury the following day. Under the old law
tho formal registry waa made an Instrument of
terror tu merchants who would not enroll (heir names,
Ix-causo they knew if they did they were likely to ba
called as Jurymen, and that entailed an expense of t 3
to Uribe a bailiff.
During the morning
n. n, inuui.
Comity Treasurer, called ut Uio uMilouartere and said
(not. since ho bad been called a defaulter and abort of
thoenuuty’d funds, bo wished to i\i*prove the ( barns
by exhibiting bis books to a committee to be appoint*
Mby tho Republican Central Committee. Ills money
was oil m two haul;*, bo Mid, and Id* books were all
iu sueb shape (bat (bey could easily be looked over.
tJC-Ald. Buerwood. who was silting by, asked Mr.
Miller very quietly whether the committee, W appoint
ed, would llnd anywhere among his accounts o
statement of tho amount of perquisites bo boil
received, and, iu fact, of til the money (but
bad come into bis bauds from interest,
speculations, end the like, over and above tho W.noo
allowed the Treasurer by law? If they could find
such u siateninnt an that, end If Mr. Mltler professed
to have compil'd with tbn law, then the Committee
might think of it.
Mr. Miller glared at (bo assembly like the animal
with which Ido name is commonly associated, but said
Alter a Utile time he braced himself up and said that
hie I looks had been kept in the same way na bin prodo
ccfucr’a, and then bo went out.
The Central Committee arc perfectly willing to ap
point n committee to look over .Mr. Miller’s looks, Iml
they think U due to the iax-jaiyers that they should
Imo a baud In saving wlio that Committee shall con
sist of, sud they hare accordingly suggested tho name
of Louis O, Hack a* a Committee of imo to count the
money sud examine the boohs, and have given tho
]>eoptu the opportunity to confirm the Bolcclion, which
they will certainly do Tuesday.
liuriug the morning den. Logan spent some time In
the rooms iu consultation with the gcntlemeu there
Tho members of the Committee spoke In no meas
ured temiH of luo coudu- t of tho County Hoard lu re
fusing to grant the reasonable quota of election Judges
asked for by tho party out of |wwur, but (ho opinion
wan often expressed that (bo action of tho Hoard
would utlr up nu Intense scorn for the men and their
barkers that would do (he lazy classes good,
The list of meetings arranged for between now and
Tuesday in very large, and the beet orators uro in great
were almost entirely deserted yesterday, and all tho
forces of the party, excepting that portion used in
cajitmlug the Jeff Conveatlr were working lu tho
wards with greet and needed 'lgor. Tho tone of con
versation among tho lew pro present was very
noticeably of a ulnoreut character from that used a
fow days ago. Instead of tho 10,UX) ami 13.000 ma
jorities before claimed, tho estimates talked of had
dropi>ed down to u fow Ihouwnd uud an acknowledg
ment that it looked *• mighty squally " for Oleary and
Them is a movement on foot inside tho party to toss
over Hchultz, tho nhoe-coniractor, who I* running for
Commissioner up Evanston way. The members of
tho Opposition up there cannot stand him at all, and
have warned tliu headquarters that be will swamp the
r/Uolo ticker in (hat district If not displaced. It is ac
cordingly intended lo quietly ignore Mr. Schulte If
he cannot be made to withdraw, uud to send out (be
ticket* for that section with another name on thorn.
It docs nut really make much diilercnre anyway, for
tho reason that Ayaru is sure lo roceivo tho greater
lurlluo of the vote iu nuy case.
was complacent yeslerdjy,—that Is, as complacent as
could bo expected of r man who bad as much hand*
shaking aud confidential talking (o do aa fell to his
share. HU rooms wero well tilled nearly all day, and
his Secroiury was kept very busy lu making out lists
of ward meetings and Independent Clubs. Too can
didate himself woe as theory os usual, and hoped well
for the future. Ho was visited by many new faces,
aud reported that ho was gaining amuch stronger sup
port among the Germans and Norwegian* than he had
The Jeff Convention did not appear to worry him
at all, fur thoreisou that, aa hU supporters said, It
amounted to nothing more than a gang of Hosing men
repeating what they hud before pledged themselves to.
As sn expression of Democratic opinion U was a fraud.
There were In it fewer no men who could Influence
anybody, and tho manner of packing It waa too strong
for any honest man to approve.
About fifty of tho voters of the Third Ward
aaaomblod at William Manga’s, No. 35C South
Clark street, last evening, for the purpose of or
ganizing au Independent Club, Maurice Geary
was called to tho Chair, ami John Carter wan
elected Secretary.
William J, Cliugoo explained that tho meeting
was called with tho Intention of organizing a
club which should bo free from the contamina
tion of, and connection with, rings which came
into tho ward and Bought to run
affairs as they saw lit. Ho thought
the organization should be kept in
tact for the spring campaign, in order that
the ward might be properly roproeoated iu the City
Government. Be waa followed by addreaaea from
Michael Brennan and li, Welsh, both of whom In
dorsed Mr. Cliugon’* remarks. Tigs latter made some
complimentary inference to Micharl Keeloy, the Inde
pendent eammtato for County Treasurer, and the
meeting showed their preference for him In aueba
docideU nuuucr that It waa plain to be seen that, al
though the meeting waa not called for that express
purpose, 11 waa a unit fur Kodcy.
The meeting permanently organized by electing Mr.
Olltigcn aa President; Mr. ucary, Vlco-Preaiucnt:
John Carter, Secretary; John Mulvull, Treasurer, and
Meur*. 12. Cody, It. G. Hounds, M. luddy, P. Whelan,
and William Marlga, Executive Committee.
It was decided to hold regular meeting* every Than
day evening at the aauo piuou until further notice.
I tux bixtu warn
Mr. Kecloy’s friends In the BUtb Ward held a meet
ing last evening near thu corner of Thirty-brat sired
and Wentworth avenue. Mr. P, J. Coaler called tho
meeting to erder, and waa elected Chairman, and Mr,
p, 11. Hwler, Secretary, Addresses were made by
Leary, Dwier, Conley, O’Neill, and other", and
the audience wan limncunely entertained by some
Uoi'iuy songs by Lumbard's quartette.
At the large aud eulhuaiaalio Keeluy meeting held In
(he Ninth Vi ard, Ucu. 1. N. Utiles, Lu.nocrut, freed his
mind on the licking queiUou as luhuwsj
Iu itiOJ, vrhcu tUlomau end Wentworth were the
prlHcijul ueteualblo csudldatea, but when, lu fact,
•• jjosa " Hinting was the real candidate, the people
were aroused us they are now at the danger of electing
rneu wbotu only object m seeking their poolUous was
to grab thousand* of dollars of tuu jtecplo’e money and
curl.b themselves at (he expense of the people. Ho
general waa public opinion agulnit that ton of politi
cal thievery at that Unto th »t a clause waa embodied iu
•the Constitution of thu (state. abolishing all fees and
other emoluments, end providing lustuad that all olU
ccra shall content thuuuclves with » moderate flxed
salary. In that election Mr. lluaiug was so badly
beaten that Uu tied to Kutopo, tutnrulng only altar
thu lire. It seemed, however, (hut ho Is now deter
mined to eot the uznriMed will of (he people and
the letter and spirit of tho Constitutional uotUnce, os
ho openly acknowledge* that ho wonts tho oilico of
Cnutuy Treasurer, nut for tho purpc*e of doing honest
work for the riot unable compensation fixed by law,
but lor tho purpojj of loaning out tho i>eoploV money
to hank*, drawing Interest, pocketing such Interest,
laying whatever of hi* uumcrouit debts he chooses to
{.ay,— In one word, to speculate with thu public funds.
The people should have prullted by tho lutsou they re
ceived at the bands of Pavld A. Gage. Ha did not in
tend to stool, end, lu fact, ho never did stool a single
cunt. AU that he did was lo do thu same identical
thing that Mr. Hexing cqieuly proclaim* that he In
tend* doing, to*l:, ho loiuod the people 1 * money to
hanks, drawing Intercut Un rcfor, but the hanks failed {
he Invested It lu various reel estate and other enter
prise*, but they Si*o were unsuccessful, and when his
term had espred aud tho uouiy waa counted, Mr,
Gage «u O defaulter.
jlcslug pretend* to have aevered bla connection with
the Uepublican party. Thla reminded the speaker of
the day* of tbs War, when foraging expeditious ware
frequently looked upon as deserting troooa. Hut when
(Ley had obtained what they w«rs In search of,—when
they hod laden tticinrulvca with turn, aud bacon, and
.•id ktui, and milk, they ruturuod to the coup as good
I'ninn soldier* u* they UjU ovur bieu before. Mr.
Hcdiig was now ouasrut funtglug expedition. In
tending to return to thu Uopubllcou camp aud aiding
Ch-rloy farwult to the Governorship, a* soou ta he
had aal&cloulty pluudorcd the public treasury. Out
every dog ho* bis day. “ Uoaa " Fernanda Wood bad
bis day, "Boas" Tweed bad bis day, and “Ho**"
Hexing will have his day alto, and that will be tbe 3d
day wxiovwuUx text, Aud vu the Ist day of Ptscua
h*r Mr. Keeler wilt qntrllyalep Into the TreMurvr’e
olUco and countlho money which ** Buffalo " Miller la
ao anxloua to have counted by lleafng, and which
would amount to no cmintlng at all.
For the Aral tlmo peibajm in the blnteryof Chicago
n well-developed ting allowed their power by assess
ing th# subordinate city officials, leaving those poor
ilevl atlie only alternative of either contributing in
thocierllon fund of the "Botri” nr being discharged.
Ho regarded thia campaign na a route*! between ring
tyranny, dishonesty. and violation of the law on the
one aide, and Integrity and Indoi eudenro on tbe other.
U was the pilnctplc* and not ao much the man be w.ia
lighting for: the principle Dial puhlloolficea «r« not
hospitals for decayed politician* and bankrupt party
Till lianißßNTft WARD.
Kcelcy'e friend* were out in fnl! force last night at
the corner of Franklin street amt Chicago avenue. A
meeting wn# held In Csrmody's ball-court, several
hundred Irishmen being present.
The tascmhly being called lo order,Mr.Thomas North
was called upon as the first speaker. He made a few re
marks (o npUrucnUry to those present, staling Dial he
believed them ell honest voters, and ready to look out
for their own mtereala by anpi-ortlu? Mr. Kccley for
County Treasurer. A comparison between Hc«ing and
Rodcy na« diawn, decidedly to Ibn disadvantage of
Uesltiu, wno, the speaker went on to elate, waa a
nun n< knowlulglog himself to bo on the verge of
bankruptcy, and who raerrly sought tho olhee aa
a tniMiis of restoring bis shattered wealth.
Tho speaker referral wllb steal pride
to (ho honesty dlsphyed hy Mr. Kccley when ha
wna Comity Treaaurer in placing tu the credit of the
county tho sum of fi.UiOO, which had accrued on tho
county moaey by the riao la the valuo of gold, and
which inlglil have been pocketed by Mr. Kcdcy had
ho ao desired, and no one would hove l ean iho wiser.
Thin and oilier examples of two caiidhutoo honesty
were referred to, and Mr. North wauled to know if
Hosing would do the same, and answered the question
himself by affirming that snob chances as those were
Just what Hcsiiig was fishing for, and not for (he salary
of $4,0 0 n year. , ,
Tho next speaker was Mr. Mcllale, who was Intro
duced oa "utiold North-aider this gentleman re
viewed the past conduct of Mr. Hosing toward tho
Irishmen, and if Mr. Ucstng ever got a raking over it
was then and them. .Mr. Hosing, ho said, had boasted
(hat ho had ihu Irishmen in Ids power, and that if
they did not do what ho wanted ho bad a way to make
thorn. Tho oamo Hosing bad said that they wero scum,
offal, tilth, uneducated, bad hair on thole teeth,
Ac. Ho bad expressed his preference for a no
fyo in & way every one anew, and be hud
u every way possible shown himself to
be tho worst enemy lue Irishmen had in (his city;
aud yet, tho speaker o.dd, some moo could have tho
check to ssy that Mr. Ilcsicg w.ißlhonun tho Irt-h
wanted to handle their money. Mr. Mdlulo Ironically
advised tho gentlemen present to vote for Uo.-dng. and.
In conclusion, put Iho question to vote. Mr. Kccley
received an almost unanimous supprrt.
Mr. Mcllsle's sj«ech was well received, enihuslastlo
applause Interrupting him at frequent intervals. Hu
was followed hy Mr. Lyman, who claimed tho right to
support every man on tho Oppodllun ticket oxc.-pt A.
0. Hc.dng, and ho nudu a speech to that effect.
Mr. I'. IX. btantnn spoko with a good de dof vigor,
appealing with earnestness to iho pdrioilam of hla
countrymen, and entreated them Id tako corn who
they voted for, for Mr. Heslng was not their friend,
never had boon, aud probably would never be allowed
to be, but Michael Kccley was an Irishman among tho
Irish, ami uu honest, upright business man, ag-dnst
whom not ono true word of any dishonest practices
could he uttered.
He waa followed by others, all speeches being to tho
one end, tu support Kccley and to defeat llc«ltig with
as big a majority as possible, for (ho honor of the City
of Chicago and tho County of Cook.
No. 71 North Clark street was the eccno of a meeting
of (ho Kcoley men last night. The attendance was
quite large, though constantly changing, owing to tho
situation of tho ball upon tho street where so many
people wore constantly passing,
Mr. T. J.'lleunesey was called (o (ho chair, and after
a fow remarks, explanatory, apologetic, and political,
ho introduced to the otidienco Mr. 8. J. Forhsn, who
madu a abort address, praising tho character of Kesloy.
Hpcochca were also made ny J. VT, Martin, H, A.
Wilder, and Tbomus North, and Mr. i'orhaa recited a
piece of poetry In tho Gorman tongue.
Matters were conducted very tmoolhly til) near tho
close, when a party of young boys, or young men, who
acted like youngsters, made themaelven obnoxious by
boisterous conduct in the ball, and by trying to effect
a disturbance by singing under the back windows.
There was, however, no serious disturbance, neither
the aid of tho police nor any physical force being nec
essary. 0
Tbo following gentlemen have been added tbe Ho,
publican Campaign Committee:
George M. Miller, A. B. Briggs,
Goorgo Mason, Oburlcs L, Carwla.
T, A. Middle, Aid. J. L. Campbell,
William Hipley, Ma|. George Darts,
W. K. Hnllivaa, o.l*. Fuller,
A. J. Snell, A. TL Foster,
W, Woodward, U. 0. Goodrich,
A. N. Waterman, J. M. Mason,
H. D. Culver, Phil Myers,
Henry Wan Peek, Avery Moore,
Matt W. Borland, O. W, Norton,
F. A. SlmmomU, J. E. Owsley,
Charles B. Crane, Cl. M. Beth,
M. W. Carter, James Jlawlelgh,
Seymour Hovey, Thoman Heed,
Molrin Stone, Joan Hutton,
E. Stone, George Sherwood,
J. W. Folleales, Oecar Skinner,
j. F. Thompson, Washington Warren,
P. Aralck, F. (A Welch,
M. Blanchards, Alexander White,
O. IV. Golt, W. H. Phelps,
0. A. Cook Aid. Quirk,
Charles Pope, Junta Janiee,
E. F. Hueeelt, J, E. Sinclair,
Course Swift, F. F, Smith,
A. L.Robinson, J. Ferry,
George W. Newcomb, W. Williams,
Itoubeo Cleveland L. B. White.
W. H, Hawley, Thomas Wllce,
W. M. LougbUn, John Yuuker,
John O. Sutter, Daniel Worthington,
H, F, Mahler, Charles C. Case,
William Belnhart, Sidney Kent,
A. F. Bradley, Jerry Hendricks,
J. M. Burdick, James MoKlatie,
it. A. Bass, IV. P Phelps,
U. Hamilton, Ellas Shipman
B. C. Uaymond, W. S. Scribner,
William James, Henry Weddt,
GharlM Knight, Theodore Telohnor.
A. O. Bane. E. A. Klttlg,
G, T. Gould, Oacat Grvuier,
Stephen McNaman, Adam Frederick,
J. U. F. Oliver, letter Armendlngor,
S. E. Cleveland, Ed F. Lee,
James M. Clark, Peter Almeodlnger,
W. U. Hobson, • F. W. Dipper,
Peter Downey W. I*. Dickinson,
o. O. Dixon, Barney McCormick,
Mr. French, Charles Koieutball,
B. G. Gilt, L. Mattern,
A. N. Gray, C. W. Fuller,
C. It. Ilolmberg, W. Evers, Jr.,
Mr. Uudtrbcrg, lUndolph Hissman.
C. A. Ltugrcun, Albert Bock,
B. P. Michael!*, £. Woukat,
O. S. Olln, James Donahue,
Joseph Uudolph, W. Fuchs,
John Sampson, Mathews Fedler,
O, L. Word, Asa Beverley,
J, Bell, O. Lauborshuimer,
C. U. Plants, 0. G. E. Pruning,
Charles Bose, Jaku Allhaumor,
Louis Schulbso, lleruisn flcbuold,
0, E. 8. Charlan, I'eler Munch,
A, Chalaer, John Gibbons,
M. B. Doocwsr, Oourgs Llnderman,
Charles Hamer, George Forron,
James McNewney, i)r. 0. lleurolin,
Henry Floutye, B. U. Keith,
0. F. Peterson, 0. B. Larabee,
John 8. Mullln, F. D. Finney,
A. U. Uobtusou, 11. B. Lewis,
John Sampson, George Uurerbead,
0, L. Ward, J.J. NlchoU,
John A. Euunder, N. Piernout,
Fred Muhlke, Mr. Koenig,
Joan Loom, >V. F. Kroger,
Hubert Bnlght, Mr. Kroger.
0. E. Cralt, Henry Ueluhold,
T. C. Day, Janice Kirk,
Guorge Eckort, Henry Muench,
W. F. Furbock, U. W, Austin,
D. Gould, W. E, Blscksloo,
Ernst Hammond, A. J. Bel),
Mr. Petno, John BUlr,
A. J. Marble, Edward Cook,
George S. Carmichael, Edwin A. ClUTord,
Fred Becker, O. H. Mann,
George Budod, D. B. Dewey,
Thomas Cook, J. D. Easter,
J, D. Harvey, J. F. Keeney,
A. U. Heal), J. K. Artnaby,
O. W. Herrick, J. L. M. Lyons,
P. L. Uuuacomb, 0. W. Woodford,
Edward King. C. B. Payne,
J. W. Scovtils, Gen. Juuua While,
F. D. Sherman, Henry Pearsons
George W. Swlncoe, Seth Bradley,
H. D. Wanen, Edwin Leo Brown,
W* H. Wood, Gan. Wands Bodmao,
A. D. Comllt, L. G. Gage,
A. H. Chemplio, Andrew Sherman,
U. U. Utudershol, Hubert U. Samiwoa,
James Johnston, Archibald Wlimis,
Andrew J. Brown, Nicholas Oidlor,
Guarloa E. Brown, Charles Crsao,
Ohm-lea J, Gilbert, Gziet Crane,
Gsorge Sutherland, George Muir,
Campbell Smith, W. M. WyvholT,
John VeerJand, Edwin Haakln,
Enoch Woods, George llunloon, Jr.,
W. N. Braluard, William Gamble,
11. B, Hurd, Hubert Scott,
J. D. Adams, William T. Shephard,
Samuel B. Haymoad, A. L. Butler,
John U. Pearsons, T. A, Cosgrove,
E. H. S.brudor, 11. F. ElUrao,
j, P. Eiatir, Herman G. Powers,
E.B. Taylor, J. B. Laroklo.
U. 0. Bragdon, John UurdaaU,
L. W. Couksy, c. H. Quinlau,
Oaarka Hbaltoh, John Quinlan,
Jainaa H. Kirk, J. it. Pitch,
John Kirk, David Vail,
George Huntoon, A. L. Sewell,
Isaac It. HIU, John £, Miller,
Hubert F. Quasi. Wtilism Purlngtoo,
J. J. Pukhurat, Alexander Gunn.
Whilom Blanchard, Henry U, Kidder,
O. U. Uerwlu, O. E. Haven,
T. G. Hoag, Oaoigo Wilcox,
W. B. PbiTlips, S. 6. BuhJamins,
Merrll LaddV E. L. Br-uurd,
Charles Dutton, )ru* Coy,
Orrlugtou Luut. Artwuu* Carter,
William Luut, 8 scey W. Oegood,
Robert Luut, John T. Dale,
Philo Judaon, U. B. Slavana.
WUUsu Co me took, Alexander Mr.Dariials,
A. Y. Sherman, Anton Conrad,
John W, Finney. OcorgoDuulais
M. 0. Springc r,. Ihomu Seyinoor,
I, a. Collin*,
|« H. Bt^i’berd,
J. P. Ei<«rbar<t,
J.ciiti Jloltlncfr,
|l. 11. Kfrfiv.»l,
11. B.Climu,
Ui-nry HjK'irf,
lYiliUm I*, ("liurch,
L. W. LotiKlrjf,
J. Jl. W, Jono*,
JM#ir Hi'iiulrnt,
JamM D, T.nAlsm,
I. 0. OrlllUJi",
Albert OMhflJ,
Timms* I'rake,
ObrlitUn Meyer,
tvmiam Allium,
(1 ‘nr»{o Allison,
•totm All eon.
.lolm aitirkrr,
\leorue HtrU'ker,
b'rwJ Hlrlclier,
iifnjtniin U. CleWs,
(,’lufi.s C‘i.»!:"on,
James J. V> Ujuu,
John N. Hills,
U. Van All-o,
Itoi crt Wallsoe,
Chris Slrlcker,
<t.i jit, dhiitley,
Charles lluskar,
William I’. Gray,
fi. A. Ihidinnß,
P. B. Fonda,
M. M. Kimball,
J. Mi Downov,
Joint C'.iinlfll,
Juioli t'tnti bfU,
F. H. Peterson,
Friend I/mdl,
Frank Wolfe,
(I. O. Tal <it,
E. A. Tfiomu,
8. II md, ,
F. WbHeonjn,
PrUo Joum,
Charles Jones,
M. 0. Conrad,
John IxK'hnrr,
Willtim Horn,
C. Oltlrudorf,
Mark Cr-indnll,
.hntl.-o Webber,
W,.llcr Tnirlck, .1. Wnlsti,
llrnj.itnln Co?!. Wuliim Arnold,
Or.nmln.l, N. rar<on«, H.u-rla Webber,
Jo*<>|ili Djctcr, bvmati Bt*plc»,
H. Bengtey, ll'. Si-blfllntr.
N’orrmn rowrU, llomrr Wllmarlb,
Knuz Uior. 1.. Towfm,
Robert Chrk, L. L .rnlwelir,
Jjinc* Crept,
C. Ditklnson,
r. ii. i) .bon,
Tiiomue Freeman,
U. 8. Williamson.
Fm>k ];. Holton,
M. Hwlck,
Jamn McCabe,
Hinioou Leo,
Hiram Jcirerron,
J. 11, B;iMn,
I.utlier J*fl arson,
James Mabapprr,
C. Van Stceuburg,
Hnmucl Jamra,
Urnry Zuninore,
Ira Ourdurr,
A. McFarland,
0. H.Oititlug,
C. A. Catting,
Freil Frye,
Uartimn k lleltser,
A. U. iLimteton,
11. 0.1% bamluun,
n. Htott,
WllHnm Stott,
A. Townsend,
Cberlre Hawley,
8. W, Kioreloy,
.T. W. Klngdny,
N. o. Hendrickson,
N'. K. Otmrdi.
George Gardner
John Sclker,
Henry Gar.lcr,
George 8, lUrter,
C. 11. Dalton,
A. H. Dalton.
Conrad Zlmtnen,
Daniel Tripp,
Tutor Hauaer,
Omn Rile,
U, 11. Massey,
Haniuol Huntington,
Cyrna SammonJs,
F. .1. Flll ort,
F. O. Robmeoo,
John Lout *.
William J. Lytle,
Myron Lytl**,
T, J. Garrinon,
D, 1). Wood,
George H. Clayson,
Ycatordsy ovoutup's Fixie Presto lias tbo fol
lowing statements concerning tbo way iu which
ibo Siaafs-Zeilung makes up its Hat of Gormans
who support Mr. Hotting:
The names which It publishes with wonderful lm
piulcnco nnd Bbatm leieneert oa tbnao of tbo frlemln of
Mr. Honing aro nut half right, T .roc-fourthe of (hose
jK'oplo vote and work for thick aud nut for Heatup.
Batnrday forenoon n man went round on Bluo Id.md
avenue, said that be wits rent out by Louts 0. Hack,
and naked people for perml’a'on to use- (bclr name*.
Who can describe the amazement of tho good citizens
on Blue Island avvnuo when they raw* them
selves set down la Sunday morning’s liVstsn
as people who would go through (be Oro for Uoelug.
Mr. L. 8. Tcgomoun, >'o. 5(1 Blue Island avenue, has
called ujkju us In thn name of himself and the lo.lmr
lowlng citizens—Go.(fried H blund, 11, I’ocblor. 11.
Ulbrlt, 11. B-ckofen. 11. Mued, George Baumann, Lud
wig Thlclou, 0. nirubof, W. Wagner, 0. !■'. Morzcr,
Jxiuis Rullcmdorf, Charles LaUmao, C. B:lnu*e—to
denounce that last effort of tho alaato-Zei'.uud iu tbo
way of roping lu people. If la a for bto.-ke fourteen
persons were found who Dot only objected lo this min
ium of their names, but took tbo trouble to make
a manly protest against nuch indecency. It
can easily bo seen bow fuw In reality
there are of llestng's “follower*. 1 ' Deter Sehuttler
and John Bueblcr, who also have the doubtful bouor
of being counted among Ueslng'a “followers," are
members of the Republican Campaign Committee. Wo
also bear that Meisrs. itoicnberg and lloecnfold pro
to«t decidedly agnlni.t tbo misuse of Iboir names, and
that nobody nan the right to cla»a them among llcn
ing's “followers" Bcrthold Locweuthal, Dr. S'. C.
Ilotz, and many others whoso mines havo been simi
larly misused by tbo StaaU-/c tnuj. also declare tlu ni
selves decidedly in favor of llnok, whom they, us busi
ness nun, consider best filled to perform the duties
of County Treasurer. On election u*y Mr. Healngwlll
discover that (ho number of thoso Germans who
vote for him oat of unwise compassion is very small.
Many Germans who would bo ready to contribute to a
donation lor Mr. Uesiog aro who enough not to make
the County Troasurershlp a hoiplUil for unlucky
If all thn reports olroulntuig about the Incomretonoy
as well as tbu imiwcunloslty of Mr. Axel Silversparro,
tbo Opposition candidate for Couuly Surveyor, oro
halfway# true, he Is hardly a fit man. fof such sn Im
portant office, which has boon so creditably
tilled for many years by tho present incum
bent, Mr. Alexander Wolcott, who Is again
a candidate for re-election on tho Republican (Ukct.
Many persons who bare employed Air. Stlversparre
claim that tbe work done by him was of such a nature
that limy had to have it done over again by a mors
competent man. Among others, be surveyed a lot a
short time ago ut No. 78i> West Lake street, for Air.
John Benz. lln run it 8 inches inside tbe street lino
on one side, and I inches on tho neighbor’s lot on the
other. Tho builder refused to bnliif on tho lino sur
veyed by silver*parro, seeing at ouco that it was
wrong. Mr. Beni asked Mr. Bllversparro to murrey
the lot, but ho refused. Thereupon Mr. Benz em
ployed Ur. Orcoly, who found tho abovo mis
take. Mr. Hiivursparre bad received 131 for
his useless Job, which Mr. Benz (rlsd
vainly to got back, therefore ho brought
suit against the Opposition candidate for County Sur
veyor aud got a Judgment. Air. Benz, however, has
not yet been able to collect it, as Mr. Sllvetsparra
claims to have nothing liable to execution. Yesterday
bo offered Mr. Benz (be Bum of td if he would nay
nothing about the matter, but tbe gentleman indig
nantly refused it.
To tho Editor of I'he Chuaqo Tribune :
CmoAOO, Oct. 25.— 1 f Qesiug inaugurates tho
system of assessing the employes of tbe city
end county oflloea to get a fund to elect him to
tho ottico be aspires for, ho mil do a thing that
ie without piocedoot in local oloottona, and
which will bo romomborod and treasured up
ogainat him fororor after. If an assessment is
made this year it will bo followed year after
year, and the employes will, with all tbo other
assessments made (for gifte to cblof clerks, etc.),
havo to boar tho burden of the campaigns
wholly, and allow the successful candidates to
enjov the large salaried paid each without cost
to themselves. Lot Uesinn. therefore, beware,
or tho worm will 'turn. He can to-day borrow
on his expectations alone a sum salliciont for his
shore of the expenses, and that, with an assess
ment on the other candidates, and on office
holders with largo emoluments, wilt bn sufficient
for the campaign, Ax Employe.
To the Editor of The Chicago 'l'rioune
Chicago, Oot. 25.— 1 n view of the predeter
mined and scandalous resolve of depraved poli
ticians, assisted by certain County Commission
ers, to carry the coming election by fraud, I
would insist on tbo use of bsllot-boxos bo con
structed of glass that ii can bo readily ascer
tained at the opening and closing of tbe polls, as
well at at the counting ot the votes, whether
boxes have been stuffed or tampered with. Pre
caution and vigilance ouly can checkmate the
coming fraud. . D.
nth* Editoro/ tin CAww/o YVibitN.
Chicago, Oct, 'Jfl.— X read with Mine little latereat
(be apoucb for Ur. Uealug of (V. J. Onahan, of wblcb
be delivered himself Saturday at the general riliflca
tlon-mceliDß la McCormick's Hall. Onahan says,
"Opposition m not e party whose statesmansblp
«u represented by each men as Grant, whose morality
wu represented by eucb men ae Morton end Butler."
What have Grant, end Morton, end Butler to do wlib
tbe Treaaurersblp of Cook County f But, if Mr. Heelng
Is a true exponent of'‘Opposition," we necessarily
must conclude that a man wbo can belong to any
party, regardless of principles, to enhance bla own
aggrandizement, U a person wbo posaesaea the sab
llmeit requisites for the •• Opposition." Then it bo.
Uoovte honest people to oppose euch " Opposition." If
we wish to be honest and sincere, we musk cleanse our
ranks of their political prostitutes drst at home before
we epoek of the national ones. Ur, Uesius can be a
Bopublloan, a Democrat, a Jeffersonian, an "Oppo
eltlOQsr," or anything else that wilt help ilcjing’s
sohemee ; hU political honor stand* nerer In hie way.
But, saya Onahan, ** Would (hers aver bo a disposition
in (he Irish heart to abandou the man who had emeu*
clpaled them T" 1 respectfully esk Onahan, who ever
in (ho County of Cook enslaved the Irish, if they ever
wrro iiiitaved, but this very man Hcaing T Ur. Uealug
baa, from time Immemorial, uulit no con calved
the Idea of sending bis boy to Congress, boeu the
worst, hlturaat, and meat omphalic enemy the Irish
people ever had In this county. Lot Ur. Onahan un
dersimd, right bare, that the Irish people of Cook
County mean to be honest end sincere, and, with Ihu
est spUonof a few small politicians who wish to Ml) and
deliver them, earn their living in honest ways, and do
not propose to be enslaved nor emancipated by Ur.
Beams. Tbe Irish pvoplu are Intelligent and brave
enough to Uke cere of ihi-mstihe*, and do not feel
theiusolvca Indebted to Mr, Ucains for having einun*
dueled them, hut spurn with contempt the scJ-w-Uuu
of (hdr alleged emancipation by Ur. ilcslug. lie
may carry the German vote of this county in hie
breeches pocket, but be will be convinced before very
long that e few small Irish political prostitutes who
walk under hU huge lege, end peep shout to dad "
ibtmselvss dishonorable graves," cannot uonvey
successfully the Irish vote to their master, nor trans
form the Irish pecqile of Cook County into voting
cable. , Tstmt.
fh (As Editor rf Thr Chiton rritaos
Oox Pari, Oct. '24,—We have Just completed ar
rangements for a aeries of BepubUcen maas-maetlngs
in the Town of Cicero, Willard Woodard speaks at Oak
Tack, on Thursday evening, and fonator Dog an at
Amtln on Friday ercnlnrj; John O. Clough at tin
Northwestern Cnr«Kho|m Monday ovmitn*.
There Is also to ho n ll'-publlcm min meeting si
Harlem on Saturday evening addressed liy German
■ peskrrs.
Hlmrt addresses will I>o ciaJo liy (lie citizens at each
Oar j ronln era Ihnronghlj awake to the defeat of
Crawford for Oommlnsiouar from nnrtown, I tliinW
otir substantial pcnpln regard him A* o;ie of (ho tno>t
dangerous men that wu could retain in the t'uumr
Board. Ho linn nought our town olllc,'» for uuu(
years, giving olheo-aenklng hie whole Umo oul study
tile scheming eud managimeot hare nearly ruined u»‘
Vours, truly. U. W. Aistn.
Clncmtmli Commercial,
Jackboh, Miss., Oct. 33.—The General Gay
eminent, after Cabinet cousulta'km end refleo
tiou, l)s» refused to eeod uoops here to eld Got.
Araoe, or rather to enforce a fair election. Iq
many of tho heavy negro counties the negroes
will not turn out to vole unless eooutuagod bj
the pretence of Federal troops. They cancel
afford to Incur the dinpleaeure of Hie whiter
upon whose land they live, without the aseur
eurenco of the General Government that 01
barm will come to them. The Government btv>
tup adopted tho policy of bands off, eartog u
the darky in olTcct, " Wo have done all we can
for you; you must look out for yourself’—you
tnay bo very sure that tho whites will carry the
Btato—that Is. gam tho Legislature, which is the
main thing they nro working for. Tnoto will be
not lots than 15,000 uoproea who will not vote
ami tboro will bo not loss than 10,000 who will
vote with (ho whites. This will giro tho whitei
the Legislature.
I speak of whites and blacks, and not of Domo»
crate and Republicans. Party hues ere race
linos. Tho whiten nro a unit, and are aroused to
the highest pilch of osorllon. They cay if they fall la
carry (bo State this llmo that Mississippi Is doomed,
end that their property, which baa depreciated tIOJ per
cent in four years, will " touch bottom, n and locemi
lie absolutely worthless as the wild lands of Contra!
Africa. I never saw such daUnuinallan pervading all
classes of the whiter. As one of them said to mo this
morning: “Wo mu*: carry tbo State—lf not ocowsy,
then another. It has to bo domj. Our salvation de
pnutls iijtoii it. We don’t caro for the Congressmen
and the Proficiency, but wo must have tbc Legislature*
We ora making tbo fight ou that. To b j sure we
would like to guln a Congressman or t .to, but that Is «
mdterof no imporUU-0 compared wltu getting con
trol of tbo Legislature. That wo must and will Lave,
for it Uv« become a question of self-prcaer.atiou, end
eclf-pmorvatlou la the (hat law of nature."
Tliowuitcs are iwifccily Infatuated with tbo deter
iQlnatlou to gut tbo Legislature. and It seems tome
that they nro going to nwo lu Wbcu all tbo pro, cry.
owners, or, we may Biddy a*iy, 05 per cent of .hem,
nro moved by a common impulse, Urey aro apt to earn
ti-clr icnlut.
“You barn hoard of the treaty of peace ” tetweer
Gov. Ames ami the lending Democrats, Some of tbs
Republicans are reflecting upon tbn Goveruor for this
step, but it wun bis last newt to avoid Llooddicd, the
beginning of a conflict of whirl) no man could see toe
cud. lie was at the cud of bln row. Uo bad api&dcl
for troops, and was met with a > old respoutc frt m
Washington. “You Republicans sro largely in lbs
majority,” was tbo effect of iho r.’idy from Washing,
ton, “uud you must Uku ears of yourselves. Yog
have tue militia, loyal militia, > all them out, and do
fend yourselevs If Ituimsed niton.”
This ehows bow little tbo Mississippi situation is
understood at Washington, I could but laugh at tome
of tbc ideas advanced I y tbo Attoruey-Guucrol in bis
correspondence with Oov. Ames,
Thera are hardly enough white Republicans ia
Mississippi, oulsido of tbo officeholders an t candU
dates, to form a full militia company. Whst there
aro of them nro game cocks, and woi.l) fight until the
ground opened to receive thorn, but such a handful
could uci oniplUh nothing. As lor the oegvo militia
to send them Into tho belli Id an active capacity
would bo like sending them luto n slaugutef pen. If
they attempted any sort of aggressive movements,
(buy would bo ebot down hke sheep. Gov. Am«
known very well that negro militia can accomplish
nothing, ami that aggressive movements on their part
would bo the signal for slaughter, a sort of ware!
races, where ten negroes fall to one white min. It
would bo like tending a company of shoep against id
equal number of lions. Negro militia, Inafluteliki
Mississippi. where all tbo whites ore on one side,
means revolting slaughter of the blacks.
Gov. Ames knows this. Wo have UUtod of it many
times. During tho Vicksburg troubles, last Dectm.
bur, the question wm before him. Nor bcrn sdriaen,
having uu idea of the utter Incompetently of ths os
grocb to protect tbointches, were continually wantms
to know of Amea why ho didn't callout the relhUasni
“ keep (lie peace." That is the way a local tumult li
managed in the North, and tho all air is squelched la
about twenty-four hours, without cron a look toward
Washington. Everything Is ao very dilTereat hew
that n man who boa not actually lived la the Saulh I
number of yean cannot appreciate the difficulties ol
Oov. Amea' position. . .
The so-called treaty made toy Amos with the leading
Conservatives was tbo very best thing be could do un*
dor tbo circumstances. They pledged thenwsWw tail
tuero should be a free and Mr id. ctiou throughout the
State, and he pledged hlmseil as Governor not to tail
out tuo militia. With this “treaty” In force, snd
both sides using tbolr Influence to prevent bloodshed,
there may bo poaoo In tho Btate, end that Is a greit
point gained.
lint as to there being a free and fair election. I hive
doubts. Not bat wbet tho gentlomcu entering low tit
agreement are actuated by the best motives, sad will
use tbeir Influence to that end, but they cannot con
tro] the wild elements In some of the heavy negro
conutlfo. These counties bare suffered enormoiulj
from the reckless rule of the nou-proj erty-bolders,
and the whites have about determined tbit they will
have no more of it. It they cannot voto the ntftota
they will not let them*vote, or at least no more of them
than sutUdent not to endanger the general result. I
fell to see how tho leading cUicena who entered into
the compact with Amea are to enforce their compro*
mlse in these counties. They have no power to do ll
except by “moral auaalon,” which la Inaufficteni w
control tho headlong forces who propose to carry tus
election Ju one way if not In another.
It Is hardly worth while to consume space giving
Instance* of tho inability of the Republicans to main
lain Iheraselvos without outalde alii. The larger their
majority In any locality of the State the worse tntit
condition, Republican loidcra and officials In a county ,
of HW Republican majority aro in lea* danger from
riots and outbreaks than la counties of from ..Ctw to
fi.OOd majority. Where tho majorities of blocks «•
light, the while# hope to control by mild aMJt WJ
In tho heavy negro counties they run off Rii oratiiis
when the Governmental machine ta not operatw w
suit them. „ . ~w .
For tnalance, there is Yazoo County, with a ctw
Repubtlcan majority of over :*,«W. Id the Sheriff «
that county, elected by 3.0 U) majority. Is, in iho bow
where I write, a refuges and afraid to return I Ills
fears aro well grounded, for there is mile prohriM'f
that be could return and live unul after the .
I have just been talking with biro, and I do ,doi
blame him at all for coming away I! being■ V
about twenty-tiro times Is sny Inducement
As yet I have not hoard both aides of the stoiy («v»ry
story down here has two sides most emphatically), «w
don't propose to give details, Pat it '*lf/uLtie*
Hhoriff Morgan was tun off r.nd that two other l e *U*£
Republicans were killed. Oa« of them,■
colored, member of the Legislature from that county,
being o barmloas and Jnotfonrivo man,ltrequuea
some tactics to got him out of the way deveriy, br
ured Democrat of the county wua
and what fur 1 have no moans of knomng. a aeg™
was arrested on suspicion, and “ oonfeaaed *
teraon induced him to kill the colored Dnuort* . PW“*
Uing him HO for the Job, which he ihougbt sumcled.
as times are bard. Paltenwu was arrested and ewuaf
l °Wlth lt palleraon and another leading
killed, and the Sheriff run off, the nenoeartw w»n
out leaden or orgsnlzaUon. fn thl. condtMM ' W
are about as capable of maintaining Itrn
preroscy as ao many calve*. We msy _fi
Democratic gains in Yatoo. Indeed, as jat tUanegrxs
of that county have not put a ticket in the a*
I have no doubt of tho sincerity and banes‘7 .%
gentlemen who entered Into the {“**/ # °: L Btro j
with Oov. Ames, but I doubt their Th|
tbo rough (demente in a county like Yawv
whites in some of those counties ora very oatr y
Derate, bieadlly Ibelf property has deprecU'eo,
taxes lncre*a*d, and Uy it alt to “ nt « ro . r cjiur*
true that the negroes nave made s Jv,. never
as ruitn, but In counties where the
been disturbed in the enjoyment of not M
has been depreciation or piouorty, allbough
marked »* in Iho heavy negro coututs. m rl ta
The election is the vJ of November,
be chosou aro Blatv Treasurer, T.U»
of tbo Lsgtslalttie, and county with that
with the whiles ia logoi the k s ß uutu " - .,, t hVdJ**
they will redistrlct the State, and . flrT , flC .f°
tricte so m to barn a sure thing on the future.
It looks to me as though tboy would ~n peii *jh*t
tore for reasons I bate given. I ’be
mom negroes will vote with the wWtfslbau
lore. Tnare aro several counties * b ? ro large
400 are enrolled in Dcmocratto club*.
Dcmocntlio demonstration at Holly
thcro wore overfioo colored meu »u _J ~u» sod
Th’*y were recelvod with a larger To , ir ?? ° r t ,iocei»t('a
applause than sny other feature u * ‘ihsiiub*
Called out. When a darky once "‘» M> “L ths
Icon, and laud* In the power
warmth of his reception cx -ccda thojJcacni » 0 f
ut language. Tbo Uttodcalf is effete#
rojuicfug Oil tho air. Rut tt ha* a rhilUng r“
tho proceedings to aos how cloudy[ the
watched that he does not return to bK flr»
toru election. . . , hft oMToei,
Times are very, very hard, and •”?.*, r e
altbougn to the main owiilog no l >ro U(1 / tk*
liio heavy bead of taxation, H* * a( v kst U
State tbo planters srs bringing ths tyautb-* l<)n g ih*
siylad “ Radical rulo*’to their attaiUuo y cf
amount of them te lh j, U
lb. crop. There is txo fairness « k J , a rots
thoughts good way to influence the dor *„nim«ut
SS ilavtug failed
in hU thick shoU hr sny other maaas.
Mt Into hi* trua inwardnoa* by way o» VUB *
nerve and an empty belly.
But Fbahouco. C. 1., Oct. a-^ tu r:
PortUud. Ore,, w lh« U» olMllo “ .
gras am a a hi bringing out a T ? ry ,irbv LitiO
Lane, Democrat, !• probably iloctwi

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