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VOLUME XXXIX.
autistic tailoring.
I
OTTE,
SPECIAL DISCOUNT
ENDS SEPT. 1 NEXT.
Our SELECTIONS of
Choice Woolens for AU
TUMN AND WINTER
are now in.
Trousers, - $lO upwards.
Suits, - - - S4O upwards.
Overcoats, - $35 upwards.
Prices Very Low!
Standard the Jlighcstf
ELY & CO., Tailors,
163 & 165 Wnlmh-av., tor. Monroe.
FI NAN VIAL.
BONDS.
Wo buy and noil all tho issues of 0. 8.
COND3, including CALLED BONDS.
4 For Cents on band for Immediate deliv
ery.
We offer for salo Bonds Issued by Towns.
Counties. and Cities in Illinois, lowa, and
Indues. PDESTON, KEAN ft CO.,
Danko rs. 100 Washlngton-st.
BIAN AMERICAN BANK
A dividend of 10 per cent Is payable to the depositor*
rfuid llidk from nnd after August to. udlce hours
fnim IU to U o'clock.
JUSTUS KILIAS*. Receiver.
No.ltDeartwrn.it.
LAZARUS SILVERMAN,
DANKEU, CHAMIIEU OK COMMKRCK,
libaylncond selling Government Poods. Cook County
Cnl-ft. i lly Scrip. Contractor*' Vouchers, ami selling
itdiingo on London, Pari*. Fratiklort, Uerlln, Uam-
€bi;aien*
TO SMOKERS
THE TRADE.
On account of the sickness of
LEWIS MOSS, Agent,
Importer of Havana Scgars,
Q< ts compelled to retire from business. nod Is offering
hts whole (took of Fri-sh Segsra
.A.T COST-
Africans. Fior do Funisr, Hosa, and other brands.
Light colors ul above at a discount.
I.KWJsMOSS. A sent.
Farwcll Block, cnr. Franklin andatonroo-sts.
OPTICIANS.
.'UANAaHE, OPTICIAN. Tribune MulMld*.
Fine Bfcctacie* caked to all ilabts on cclenllfle win
•hits. Gj*en» and l icld Glance, Telescopes, Micro*
iii'tti. liarotnetcra. Ac.
AVn-FAT.
lUN'TINO’B BYBTKM OF DEDUCING IT given la
full tit "Do I.a limits's Advice lu l.ndlcs, llow to Do
rcn»i» the Future. Jlenuty, Deportment, Dress." etc.
•• I nm fully prci-ato 1 to warn the public that there It
Du druk known which pos*c«tcs this property of rcduc
l:itr itr«u, • • • D.iiiiluk's System, with ItsdKTvrent
inuJlficailoii*. In the only one yet discovered which can
bav»< thu desired eileci. Anything c)»« means danger
to the constl'Uiluu If not to life. Dr. N. F. Cooku uu
illi. I.atlmcr'* d.nh. In hunda/s Tribune.
UK i.A'.liasta __*_co.._iTestate-«t._
I.ALNDItV.
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[ ■ ITTITirVU'k W 700
I lifts Ml BIBJ n Tliesoftreour SpeclAltr
r i iii B I 111 HlHk a ■ml am don* equal to
BilfnUiaii/BttJ to now. jKeni bjr uaU or
landalph 111 ICltrte-iU
403 W. Msdlton-st | 420 W. II
F.UVCATIONAL.
JESKLVOS SEMINARY, AURORA, ILL
THE SCHOOL you THE TIMES,
ft full advertisement In nett katurdsy’e issue of the
Tribune. MARTIN K. CADV, Principal.
UEAITInTUY,
HOLD FII.LINtia. _
TiVli‘fVsKsT *\ Nll* 11hh*T.
IMiSi wm 1, Jho
**Cor. nark and Randolpli-su. *
NOTICIb
IsTOTIGEI.
Any parties having rlslms against the undersigned
will please present them for settlement.
. ORVU. HOLDEN A CO. .
Notice Is hereby given that Orvol Holden personally
m no coiiiueiliiU with the above-named Urm.
TO IKCNT*
TO RENT, -
Ready furnished, to a responsible party, the Isle rest
u.iKv of John Mullland, riH Dearborn-av, It U hand-
Sutnely furnished tnd Incomplete running oruer. In
quire on I lib premises. urufO. M. TIIIKLCKt, Room
S. I -T l.sKnlost.. front to to IU in.
IjEUAIj.
UNITED bTAXES OK AMERICA. IN THE CHl
cull Court of the Hulled bistei for the Northern
District of Illinois. lu chancery. John K. Denison
and J«>tin W. Brooks vs. 1 hu Chicago ft lowa Railroad
Company. and also Charles 1. Uowdltcli, William U.
•Veld. suit c. J. Morrill, ou their Intervention.
Notice Is hereby xlv<-u dial In pursumeu of the da
•nm and supplemental urderer aald Court. enured of
record in said cause, the former on the 4ih of Decent
t»r, 1b77, and the latter on thu lit of July. IrtTH. I,
Henry W. IHMiop, Matter lu Chancery of said Court,
and a* siieh Mssior. at the hour of (u o’clock In tho
forenoon of Wednesday, the :Mih day of August, 1871,
ft the frout dour of the building now used by said
uurtiuaCourl House. known ts the Republic Life
Building, numbers i:,7 lu 101 l Laballo street, io ilia
Hir of Chicago. Cuumy of t ook, ami sum of Illinois,
will sell, as ulreeled In rsld device and order, at nubile
suction to the highest v.d best uldder therefor.subject,
however, to tho Hen m a prior trust-mortgago by said
Company to tho Farmers' Loan ft Trust Company to
secure six hummed thousand dollars of bonds now out
siojuitug and mentioned In said decree, and also sub
net tg redemption as provide! by the laws of the State
of Illinois, tho mortgaged promisee unnlloaed in said
urcreuami lurilculurly deserloed as follows, 10-wlt:
All the rsllroudof Hie (aid Chicago* lowa Railroad
Company made or (o be made, extending from Joliet.
IU Ibu County of Wilt, to Forcston. In the County of
vtle. lu sold male of Illinois. Including right-of-way
tUieiur, road-bed. supeniruelure, Iron. ties, chairs,
sohees, bolts, unto. spikes, all the lands sud dcp.jp
tiouuds, ■sistlou-ln.u.i'i, depots, viaducts, bridges.
(IniLcr, and materials, and pioiwrty purchased for the
(uusuuctiunof said railroad, all (he engines, tenders,
jars, auduiachlutT)’. all kinds of rolling *:ock owned
tyaald Chicago ft lowa Railroad Comiaoy acquired
(ufertoboused upon said railroad. ami all the Iran
(■'kites ood rights of the said Chicago ft lowa Railroad
UtniauvrcuUng thereto, and alt property acuulred
hy vfrue-thercof. Including side-tracks, turn-outs.
UiooUloe shopa, tools, implement*. and personal prop
eity lueduu or iduuß the line of said railroad, aud all
hmoerty acquired by said Company since the execution
of soli inurtgsge la and relating tosald railroad, to-
Settler *Uh ail and singular the tenement* and appur
(ebaacas -thereto Udonglug. nud rvuu. l-ues.
tad prwuis thereof, aadult tnoc.ute. right, title, and
interest whatsoever, as well lu law as In equity, of said
tuleagd.ft lowa Railroad Company of. In. audtqiue
saiiio, and all other property, ngh'i. and franchises,
*ud things whatsoever whleii were Intended to be cou
veyed tyaald murtgago now la tho hands or under the
control hr authority of the Receiver appointed lu Hits
W SOU an property scnuirea oy purelias-r or other
wise by lAliTßuceLer durum the iM.-odency of thU suit
f *’l„XM iu cunueetluu wltu saja railroad, and which
be XI the time of sold sale Inals poaaca-lon. or to
wnibh Us shall Ur vtilUied; together os ooc eutlre prop
«ny. and but la separate parcels. Unpaid bonds aud
coupons aveared by the moriJtsju foreclosed lusald
cause hisy W received by tbe Master from the pur
e.aser lu lieu of casu In part payment of the purchase
tnoucy m the mam-er. to the extent, and upon the
ttruaauihorUed by tbe told decree, and for the chat*
acier and terms ot sale, and lime and mode of pay-
J u «ni. reference U had U> said decree sud sold order of
record lu said ruuse lu said Court. „
July.T. lb7d. HENRY W. HIBBOP,
Master lu Chancery of the Circuit Court of tha United
tur the Xvjfthetu District of lUluo>..^_____
SHOES.
BURfS SHOES
Ebtiln tttfilmtte.
POLITICAL.
Butler’s Disclaimer of Any
Responsibility for
Kearney.
Ho Did Not Import Him, nnd
Does Not Fully Indorse
Him.
At the Same Time Finds Much to
Admire and Little to
Condemn.
The Connecticut Fiat Fools in
the Field with a Full
Ticket.
How Will Ohio Go at the
Approaching Elec
tion?
Interview with Prominent Editors
to Obtain Answers to This
Query.
Opinions Irom Both Republican
and Democratic Stand
points.
Congressional Nominations Coming
Thick and Tost in tbo West
ern States.
BUTEER AND KEARNEY,
BBN UOLDB TUB 9AND-I.OT OitATOIt AT A DIS-
TANCE.
Special Dltpalch to The Tribune.
Nkw York, Aug. 14. —A Hera'a reporter
Interviewed Butler yesterday.- He sold: “Kear
ney is not Indorsed by me, and he knows his
own business, as Ido mine.” Swelling with in
dignation, his cheeks pulling, and voice cost In
a high pitch, Butler exclaimed: “O, the lying
press, the Infamous lying press of Massachu
setts, asserted I brought the roan Hast, that I
paid his expenses and-gave him money to goon.
What fair play can be expected from such liars!
You know what God says In the Bible about
lying!—but let that pass.
“ 1 have nothing to do with Kearney what
ever. Ho bascoraa Kast to please himself. The
true and honest things ho may utter will have
my approval, and the foolish and absurd things
1 can only grlero over. 1 believe ho means
honestly, though bo may have an unusual stylo
of expression; out you can’t expect roses from
thistles, and. you must look to the nature of
the causes which produce such men. and make
them possible. Kearney did nut come at my
Invitation, and ho Is here, as 1 understand,
solely ami wholly on his own responsibility.”
Stona OP KEARNEY 1 * FINS PERIODS.
Kearney. In hUsoecch q(Lynn,sold: *• Uoocli
er never swears. Jlo Drenches every tiumloy to
a lazy, tot set of loafers and religious gamblers,
who nave made comers In everything, and have
tried to fa* up a corner In Hell, hut the sulphur
market refused to be bought up, and sp they
hlro Beecher to knock the bottom out of Hell;
but we will give them all the Hell they wont
here. If I am not doin'? to accomplish any
thing, why do thev make sd much fuss overme!
Why not leave mu alone, and lot me die out?
11 1 would like to say to tho women of Lowell
they have a duty to perform In this movement
as well us men. Women who ran work twenty
three out of twcntv-lour hours every day in
thd year can do good service by urging their
husbands and sweethearts to vole tho Working
man's ticket. In Bun Francisco tho women
turned out and peddled ballots at tho polls
from sunrise to sunset, and they Increased our
vote Just 2,251. It is only by the combined ef
forts of tho working meu and women of the
country that wo can hope for success.”
CONNECTICUT.
THE OHSENHACKERS’ PLATFORM.
New JUven, Conn., Aug. 11.—'The State
Convention of the National-Greenback party
assembled in this city this morning. There
were eighty delegates, representing twenty
seven towns and ail (he counties but one. A
temporary organisation was cilccted by choos
ing Henry C. Baldwin, of Naugatuck, Chair
man. After the anpolntmcnt of dilferent com
mittees, the Convention took a recess (111 li
p. m.
in the afternoon the platform was adopted,
as follows.
WimtCAs, Bulb the old political patties have
sanctioned legislation which lias created excessive
expenses, debt, and taxation, fostered monopo
lies, diminished the value nf all kinds of properly
except evidences of debt, and brought upon the
people all the evils of a contracted ami fluctuating
currency; and
WiiaiucAS, This policy has formed privileged
classes, changed the obligation of contracts, low
ered wages, thrown labor out of employment, and
produced an enormous amount of needless suffer
ing; and
wnxiißAff, Governments should discourage great
accumulations of wealth in a few bands, and
should promote industry, frugality, and «i|iial
prosperity for all: therefore, the National-Green-
Lack-Labor party of Connecticut resolves:
Amt, 1. We denounce us crimes against the geo
pin (hesaw macing the greenback only a partial
legal-tender; t « act creating the National-Hank
lug scheme; the act changing currency ponds into
coin bunds: the act exempting bonds from taxa
tion; (he act repealingfho Income tax: tho act de
monetising silver: the act fur issuing interest
bearing bonds for the purchase of sliver bullion to
be converted into subsidiary coin; the set fur the
forced resumption of legal-lender payments: the
act fur thu Indefinite increase of Nutlunal-uonx
circulation and enormous contraction of the vol
ume of the circulating medium. Wu recognize thu
financial legislation of the Government from tiro
commencement of the Civil War as an arbitrary
dictation of a syndicate of bankers mid usurers,
with the single purpose of robolng the many lu en
rich the few.
y. To remedy and counteract the evils compaincd
of we dsuiund that the Government shall Issue u
new legal-tender paper money, adequate iu vol
ume for the employment of labor, distribution of
Its products, ruoutromeuts of business, and fur the
payment of all bunds in absuiule money ns soon as
possible, and uo further Issue by the Government
of any bonds. , , ,
.'i, Wu call for the immediate repeal of tha so
called Kesumpllon act sad the National-Bank act,
demanding the retirement at once of tbu National-
Bank circulation and the substitution iberefur of
lull kgal-temlef paper money.
4. The public lands, belonging to til the people,
should Lu sacredly held in trust for tliu homes of
American cltlxeus; Hut the Government should
furnish aid to fjiutlles desirous of settilug there
upon, iu amount siiUlclenl to enable them to culti
vate and improve the same. Instead of squander
ing the public domain upon corporations or private
speculators. We demand a graduated tax upon all
lauds.
0. Weaemsndtlutlho Governmental once es
tablish postal-savings nunks lor tbo purpose of re
ceiving deposits by the people for safe-keeping,
und loaning money to people on ample security at
the rate of Interest not exceeding tbu actual ex
pense of creating and loaning tbo same.
U. In the language of Peter Cooper, “Nothing
can ho bought cheap from foreign countries which
mail be bought st the expense of leaving our own
raw material unused and our own labor unem
ployed.” Therefore, we demand a protective
urltllnall articles of which the raw material is pro
duced and the labor to manufacture the same la
found lu this country; all articles which we do not
or cannot produce or manufacture to he admitted
free. . ' .
7. An iDcorna tax baaed upon constitutional
limitation, and graduating upward, hut leaving
untouched all tucumea uuaer fl.OOd.
y. That labor, uelug the bails of man’s existence
and source of all wealth, deserves our first con
sideration We therefore demsud that labor bu
reaus, btate as well as National, be established
for the collection of statistics relative to the pro
ducing classes, and the management be given to
competent men, known to be in sympathy with
the design for which sJld bureau la created, that
wbe, Judicious, and equitable laws may be «u
acted In regard to hoars of labor, and employment
op minora In mannfscinring eslahllshmenls.
0. Wc demand a ihoromm reform in the system
of pnbllc-school education, so aa to establish agrl
cultural, mechanical, and commercial school* In
addition to our common schools; (hat all books
should be procured at the expense of the mate
(lovcrnmcnt, and that not le«t than one Icrlnro
per week bo delivered upon the dignity of lobor
and lie paramount Importance In tho affairs of men
to every walk of life.
10. Equal taxation of all property owned by In*
dividual* or corporations.
Articles 11, 13, and 13 demand reform In tho
administration of State affairs, a general super
vision of railroads and other monopolies, and
tho abolition of convict-labor contracts.
14. We are opposed to the Importation of servile
Chinese labor to come In competition with the free
labor of tho country.
, in. Wo deprecate and denonneo all seditious and
violent measures. and appeal only to tho good
sense, love of Jnstlce,and patriotism of tho people,
and Invoke them to redress their cruel and out*
raucous wrongs only through the ballot-box.
Tho following State ticket was nominated:
For Governor. Charles Atwater, of this city;
Lieutenant-Governor, Henry Manchester, of
Danbury: Sccrctarv of State, Lucicn V. Pinney,
of Wlnsted; Treasurer, Loren F. Judd, of New
Britain: Comptroller, Charles J. Winters, of
Norwich.
Tho Convention then adjourned.
OHIO.
Cm.UMDUS.
ffptdal Dlipateh to Th< Trfbunr.
Columbus, 0., Aug. 14.—A number of dele
gates to the Republican Congressional Con
vention to-morrow have already arrived. The
gathering promises to be the largest held since
the War. The city will be profusely decorated.
PROSPECTS OP TUB CAMPAION INTERVIEWS
WITH PROMINENT EDITORS.
Special Corrttpondenee of The Tribune.
Cleveland, 0., Aug. 13.—Whether it be true
or not, as all the world says, that the ores} is
tho great moral engine of society, certain it is
that it is some kind of an cmrinc, and Its
stokers and cmrfncora arc about tho licet post
ed, on a lurce number of things, ■ from tho very
nature of their calling, of any portion of tho
community. That the present campaign (o Ohio
Is an important one, no one can possibly doubt.
All may not admit, as the immortal John
Thompson, Chairman of the Statu Democratic
Central Committee, said in bis opening speech
before tho State Convention of thatusrty, that
"Ohio is once more the battle-field between tho
contending parties of the country"; hut, on
account of the various complications of parties,
and tho birth of tho “Ohio Idea," no one can
fail to be Interested In too prospects here.
With a view of ascertaining these more ful
ly than they have yet been given, I have been to
considerable pains to get the opinions of some
editors who stand at the helm of several of the
leading newspapers In Northern Onto.
sin. iI.„R. W. HALL,
editor of the /{epubUcait-Democrnt, a prominent
Republican weekly published at Ravenna, Port*
ace County, said:
“This is one of the most Important cam*
patens in the last two decades. I have heard
many of the Republicans in our county say that
they hava not taken so much Interest to polities
before s(ni r c the famous Vallondtebam-BrouKh
campaign of 1863. I bold that tbla is as ira*
portent a strußcle as that; and, as that had*
far-reaching consequences, so will this.
You know that was the death*
blow to Coppcrheadlstn in the State, and drovu
the last noli In the coflln of those nho would
not prosecute the War. This is a great strutr-
Bto on the flnanelal question. The Issue is.
whether the credit of the Nation, which was
saved In -’ttS, ahull be sustained and vindicated.
I have no doubt hut we shall auctffrd. We
shall throttle this now rebellion, ond forever
nettle the question of the finances for the rtuht.
WheirWe see uconle uklmr the interest they
now do all through .the country It means busi
ness.”
With these decided statements from Mr. Hall,
1 determined to get the statement of tho caso
from the leading Cleveland editors, and have
been favored with the following result:
Calling upon
CAPT. T. n. MASON,
manager editor of tho Xenc/tjvwho' has bad a
close outlook .upon polities in Ohio for many
voars. I found him busily engaged with tho
onerous duties of his position. Jlo was, how
over, induced to stop long enough to give the
following valuable opinion.
lie wu asked what, were some of the outward
symptoms most apparent in tho political situa
tion in Ohio at tho present thuot and In reply,
ho said:
Tlic careful observer must first notice great
coniestnuss and determination on the part of
the Hepubllcans. This spirit has been noticeable
at all the Congressional Conventions, anti par*
ttcularlr at the meeting of the State Kooubllcan
Committee, at Columbus, a few days ago. The
itupubllcaue generally feel keenly the Importance
of carrying the State this fall, as a rebuke to
the gerrymandering Legislature, and for the
i-llm that Vil lon* will have In National politics.
The soldiers are Indignant about the treatment
of the Soldiers’ Orphans Home by the O’Connur
faction at Columbus; and. ingcueral, Uepuo*
Means ot all shades are worked no to that light
ing point which has meant victory in this State
since the War. Democratic victories in
Ohio have been won on light votes, and as
a result of Ucpuhllcan apathy. When public
feeling U sluggish, we have been defeated;
when the vote conies out. we invariably win.
There Will bo a full vote tills year. SceunUiv,
tbt unccnaU) quantity of this year’s election is
the National or Ureenbaek faction. It will un
doubtedly poll a large vote in sotnu sections,
particularly In Toledo, and lu the manufactur
ing districts.”
CurrunpumJcot—" Will Hio now party draw
heavier from the Democrats or Uepuiilicunsf”
Ciipt. Mason— *• That is tbo question of most
importance, and the most dillicult one to decide.
The Democratic Grcenbackem make the roost
noise, urn) would seem tabu roost numerous;
hut the Drmocroticplalform Is very coneillutory
to tbe Greenback fallli, and Democratic dis
senters have a tlme-bonorcd fssbloii of forsak
ing tbelr new creeds atm voting the straight old
ticket when clectlon-dar comes. 1 think tbe
Greenback disease will be of short* duration.
Tbu puny bos no leaders of weight or character,
und tbu small men wbo ore managing It are ell
hungry lor olllco. The sumo party earned
JgiuUvillu with a hurrah a year ago last spring;
but at tbu recent election, a few days ago, it
made no stand at ull uualmt tbu Bourbons. So
that, if Nationalism gives us some trouble in
Ohio this full, it will most MkcW have run Us
course, and will be out of tbewuy, before 1880.”
Correspondent—** Wind is tbo feeling among
tbu Democrats over tbo prospect of satvcia i ”
Copt. Mason—** Tito Democrats in Ohio are',
as u class, despondent, Tbe masses sre dis
gusted and disappointed with tbu mesgro results
of last winter’s session of Congress. They (cel
that the O’Connor Legislature was a disgrace to
tbe Bute, and the few soldiers in tbe Democrat
ic ranks are m inrun rebellion against Hie legis
lation on tbo Soldiers’ Homo. Tbe gerryman
dering Committee were so greedy to secure a
large number of Congressmen that they cut tbe
Democrutle majorities in some of the districts
down so much that lbc> will be overcome. Bely
ing too much on the power of the gerrymander io
win against all coutingi’ncies. tbu Democrats In
sumo districts buvu yielded tocbrouieeluimants,
oud nominated some very small and interior
men. Borne of tne counties ucwlv thrown to
gether have not (ratcrulxed favorably, und there
are bitter aeUtsina agumst the Congressional
nominees. The Toledo, and Columbus, and
Mt. Vernon Districts are examples of Hits. It
Is too early iu the canvass to speak positively
of im> thing, but. so far as cau be seen. Re
publican prospects ore better than would have
seemed possible two mouths ago.”
UK. B. X. SUAU.KV,
the new managing editor of the Herald , Is an
Ohio mail bv birth, uud, although ho was rc*
icutly from New York, .bo bos fur tho last leu
yours attended all the Statu Conventions in
Ohio, and every full has written up tho earn*
paled quite fully. He was found iu bis edi
torial-rooms, engaged In writing au arllcloupon
the situation; tod. leaning back iu bis chair,
alter a kindly greeting, talked as follows:
“ You ask about the prospects In Ohio. This
U uot the sort of campaign one can figure on
twuiuootlis before the election. It's very much
mixed. In some counties there la a regular
triangular tight, and In all there la a third party
of unknown strength, and of unknown effect
on the two old parties. Up to this time 1 be*
lleve we bjive been hurt worse than the Demo
crats by the National movement; but 1 look for
a change as soon as we gel fairly into tbe can
vass. It the election were to'bo held to-mor
row, we should oe beaten. Our salvation lies
lu vigorously combating the heresies of the
Greenback movement. We must get right
down to the bedrock of principle, as we dUT lu
1975, and argue tho financial question over
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15. 1878.
again, thoroughly and earnestly, In all parts
of the State. HV so doing we shall win
bock the greater psrt of our desert
ers to the Nationals’camp. Hcpublleans, rou
know, ore always open to conviction, and those
who have straggled off of late to the humbug
party that promises them good limes and pock
ctsful of money, will listen to argument.”
Correspondent—“ Which of the two old par
lies will tho Nationals bo likely to Injure
worse I”
Mr. Smalley—“ln the end the new-party
movement must hurt the Democrats badly.
They dare not fight it: and to coddle and coax
a delusion, as they are now dolog, Is tike water
ing weeds In o dry spell. Every man who be
lieves In flat-money will be likely, In the end,
to go with tho party that promises him the
most of It. The Democrats say they
will Issue more greenbacks: but the Na
tionals trump their cards by declaring that
they will Issue enough to payoff tho National
debt and all other debts, and give every poor
man a good start In life. The competition be
tween these parties is like two
Albany steamboat-lines yean ago. One adver
tised to carry passengers for nothing, where
upon the rival line offered to give them free
passage, and half-a-doltar apiece beside. With
a vigorous canvass on tho questions of honest,
coin-basis money, and an honest payment of all
obligations. 1 believe the Republicans will carry
the election, even though the National vote
runs unto 75,000.”
Correspondent—'“ What do you say about the
new Congressional districts!”
Mr. Smalley—'“That Is * pretty largo ques
tion In answer, but I will do as well as 1 can.
You sue tliat map [pointing to a large map of
Ohio, with the districts marked off]. Lotus
commence down at the lower .left-hand corner,
and work up. The two Cincinnati Districts,—
the First ami Second,—are close. With first*
rote candidates we ought .to beat both Savior
and (Joss. The Third District is Democratic,
hopelessly so. McMahon will bc.rcturucd. 'Hie
Fourth, strongly Republican, will return Kclfcr.
Thu Fifth and Sixth are heavily Democratic.
The Ilurd-Stecilman quarrel will, I am pretty
confident, give us the Seventh (Toledo). Charley
Foster has Just a ghost of a chance In the
Eighth. The Ninth (Columbus) Is Democratic;
but I here Is so much hard feeling over the noin-
Inutiou that It would not be surprising If the
Democrats lost It.- Jo tho Tenth, (Jen. Ewing
has by no means a sure tiling. 11m tariff-record
Is bad, and a largo part of the district Is u coal
and Iron region. The Klersoth fsclo«e, with a
Democratic majority of GUJ In IS7O. The
Twelfth is surciv Republican. In the Thirteenth
Dalxell wants to' tun; aml.lf he gets the numl*
nation, he will make a lively fight to pull down
tho Democratic majority. He Is a good deal
more of a man, when Ills foot is on his native
heath, than the cltr-newspapors suppose. The
Fourteenth and Fifteenth are enormously
Democratic. The Sixteenth Is going to elect
MaJ. McKinley, In spile of Democratic calcula*
lions. Of the Sevcntceth, Eighteenth, ond
Nineteenth, 1 need not speak; you know
how strongly Republican they are. Our
Cleveland District, -the Twentieth, Is Oght*
Ing-grouud this year: but Townsend
wfll como out ahead In the three*
cornered struggle. Notv, let us recapitulate:
Certain Republican districts, only six; districts
where we have u chance to win’ (In some eases
rather a slim chance), six; hopelessly Democrat*
fc districts, debt, under the.circumstances. It
we carry eight districts, wo shall do prettv well.
1 have strong hopes that we Shall get ten, and
thus tic the delegation.”
To make this estimate complete, 1 called
upon
COL. W. W. ARMSTRONG,
the editor of tho J'lahi-JJea er, an uncompromis
ing Democratic paper, aad a| candidate some
what talked of for the Congressional nomina
tion. It wua after 4 o’clock In thu afternoon
when I called, and the last edition of thu paper
was going through the pres*. He was at leis
ure, and talked substantially as follows:
41 Thu campaign here.ls the skirmish of ISBO.
Th* Democrats are for Thurman tor President;
they want to carry the Stain on the State ticket,
so as to give him thu eclat of a popular Indorse
ment; tney want to earn* a niajumyof the Con
gressmen of the Stale, in order, if the election
should bu thrown Into thefionse, that Thurman
could commaod the vole oWtls own State. Thu
rcapportlunment of tho State, so fur from being
unpopular with Democrats, in popular. They
have always denounced the unfairness of the
Republican apportionment, which gave the Re
fubllcuns a majority of tho Congressmen,
n 1870 Hayes received 330,00(1 voles;
twelve Republicans were elected, Hi
ded received 323,000 votes; only eight
Democrats were elected. It seemed
unfair to them to have tho Republicans have
one Congressman for each 2.1,000 Republican
votes, while the Democrats had to cast 40.000
votes to secure one. Thu< Democrats go Into
the tight satisfied they w<lt win twelve districts,
hoping for fourteen. The closest district in tho
State will be the Sixteenth; but Gen. Wiley, Dem
ocrat, will win on account of bis personal popu
larity and army record. In my Judgment, no
money or power can beaUhtm. The only dis
trict which suggests a doubtful Democratic re
sult, outside of acknowledged Republican dis
tricts, is tho Toledo District. Hurd and
Htecdmnu have had a bitter fight, and
friends of both threaten to defeat
each other. Hurd will, however, get
the nomination, I think, snd will be elected,
us he has a strong gripon tho Ottawa,Sandusky,
and Lucas County Democracy. The Nationals
will poll many votes In- tho Toledo Dis
trict. nut they will nut win. The fight will bu
between thu old parties, after all.
“ Charlev Foster caunut bo elected. Tho old
rock-ribbed Democrats of Crawford. Seneca, and
Wyandot Counties will stand by Finley, whose
Gteenback sentiments arc In accord with their
own. The blood on the shirt Charley waves
never will startle anybody, because Democrats
remember Charley’s • bargain and sale,’ ami his
• tings and promise speech,* aud kuuw that ho Is
changing Ills position with nn eye on the Gov
ernorship. There ore only two Repub
lican counties In Foster’s district, and
they give small majorities. The Nationals will
be very weak in this district. James Monroe
will be nominated In the Urlo-Luralu district.
Buchtel, of Akron, or Miller, uf thu same town,
has a chance for both the Democratic and
National nomination. L« Fcvre mid Hill arc
sure of their districts; as are McMahon, Warner,
and Ewing.
“9o far, I believe that the l-alwr-Grccnback
party have made no great inroads into thu
Democracy. Thu National votcwlll come main
ly from thu American workingmen aud miners,
liberal Germans, and those men who are dis
hUlslicd with the Republican party ami its
position on finance. Thu miners are principally
Welsh and Manxmen, who have hcrutotore
Voted the Republican ticket. Thu Bohemians,
mostly Republicans, are Nationals.
•* in thl* district (thu Cuvuhogt) things aro
decidedly mixed. Republicans say that Mr.
Townsend will have a walkover for nomina
tion. There is some dissatisfaction with him
amongst Republicans, and particularly amongst
the ex-soldiers. Thu Democrats have not yet
found any man ready to accept the nomination,
and put up the stuff it implies. ]f the Na
tionals cost the voto thev claim tney will. 5,000,
than thu contest between iho Democratic and
Republican candidates will be ueck-and-uuck.
Republicans onlv carried thu county last vear
lor West by I,(XX), on thu whip and spur uf a
Senatorial contest. As this is on off
year, there will bu much Independence
and a good deal of paring off old scores
Hayes Is unpopular, ami his remsai to make
changes lu Federal ollioes hero handicaps
Townsend. The Kupubhcans.arunutussatiguii!u
uf success as they have been, and many of them
will refuse to be assessed. If it is a pocket
campaign, Townsend will lu bled freely. Tho
Democrats have no money, and will nave lu
trust to tho hard times, God, aud the voters, for
their success.*'
From thu statement uf thu esse from these
extreme points of view*, the careful reader
ought to form as good ou opinion of the condi
tion uf affairs in this State at tho present time
as can bu obtained; and, Without comment,
tney are submitted to his attention. Gaby.
ILLINOIS.
DXCATVK, II.L. •
Sptcial DitvatcA ti m; 2V.'iUM.
DiCATtm, 111., Aug. 13.—The Democracy of
the Twenty-ninth Senatorial District, composed
of the Counties of Macon and DeWltt, met in
this city to-day at 11 a. m., aud organized by
electing J. T. Clough, of llllul. Chairman, and
C. L. Glcssncr, of Farmer City, Secretary. The
following gentlemen ,wcro nominated by ac
clamation; For Senator, Use Hon. William 11.
Gambrel, of Clinton, DeWltt County. For
Representative*, Bradford K. Durfee, of Deca
tur. end Z. T. Uuudley, of Uaroa, Macon
County.
Gambrel is a farmer, and Treasurer of De-
Wlu Couuty four years. He was a red-hot Cop
perhead during the War, and is now an uueom
promising Democrat. He’ll get beautifully left
in November. Durfee and Uuudley are young
meu of little political experience and ability.
Durfee may be elected, If be can get enough
“mumpers," .
The campaign has now opened In earnest.
Three tickets In the field—Republican, Prohibi
tion, and Democratic. The successful Senator
cannot be named to a certainty, though tho
Republicans arc confident of electing their man,
Moffett. It will be a close fight at all cvcnta,
and much wire-pulling will be done. The party
lash will be unmercifully applied.
SIXTEENTH CONOHESSIONAL DISTRICT.
Speelal ItitpaUk to Tfu Tribune.
Spkinoeield, 111., Aug. 14.—1 n the Sixteenth
District, the Democratic Congressional Conven
tion meets at Vandalit Tuesday, Sept. 8. The
first Convention, after balloting two days, ad
journed without making a nomination. New
delegates arc being selected. The contestants
before were Sparks, present Incumbent; Tom
Holies, of Bond: Judge Bryan, of Marion;
Judge Foulkc, of Fayette; James M. Rountree,
of Washington; and the Rev. John Wcslcott,
of Clay.
ft was supposed that the dead lock would
effectually dispose of Sparks, Bryan, Foulkc,
and Holies; but our advices arc that each of
these gentlemen Is actively engaged setting
tip new combinations. The nomination, how
ever, seems pretty generally conceded to either
Gen. Lewis B. Ramons, of Clay, or Gen. Jesse
J. Phillips, of Montgomenr,—both distinguished
gentlemen and thorough Democrats. Neither
want the nomination, bat both now express a
desire to defeat Hparks, on account of his dis
position to create dissensions In the ranks, and
are willing their friends should use them for
that purpose.
orbbnoauk candidate in the fourth dis-
trict.
tftwlat Ditpntek In The Tribune.
Elgin, 11!., Aug. 14.—The Congressional Con
vention of tlm Nutional-Urccnhack-Labor party
of the Fourth District met to-day in Mendels
sohn Hall, tint! was railed to order by Burton,
editor of the Aurora /frmW, The Hon. Qeorec
(Jape, of McHenry, was made Chairman, and VV.
D. HmgJand, editor of the Woodstock .V« h.'ra,
and J. C. itohtusou, Secretaries. The Hon.
Augustus Adams was unanimously nominated
on thu second ballot. Scatlorlmr voles were
irlrcn for .1. 9. .Jackson, of Winnebago, C. K.
Fuller, of Bonne, and T. J. Siraughlon and G. F.
Beeves, of Kane. A declaration of principle*
was adopted. The District Committee of 1877
was re-elected, and brief speeches made by Ap-
Idee, Gage, .loelyn, and others. Mr. Adams,
who was not present, resides at Sauawieh. and
was in the Legislature for several terms, and in
a Constitutional Convention. He is 80 years of
age, and quite feeble.
INDIANA.
TUB HON.'JOHN HANNA.
Special f>l3pcJdi to The Tribune.
Indianapolis, Aog. 14.—Tbe-Hon. John
Hanna opened his campaign In this district this
evening at the Grand Opera-House. There
was a large attendance of the leading men of
the district, and the speech was very lengthy.
Ho commanded earnest and interested atten
tion. Ho defended his advocacy of the Silver
bill and the repeal of the Resumption act. and
then passed to a detailed review of the action
of the Democratic party on the currency, the
tariff, the reduction of the artnv. thu
Southern war-cialms, and the Presidential
lltic. Ho was especially severe on
Voorhccs and Hendricks. Ills stirrlmr
allusions to vigorous Republicanism met with
applause, renewed and reuewed strain. Hu an
nounced himself favorable to the reissue of
greenbacks to thu full amount of $400,000,(XX)
and thu issue of silver certificates based upon
silver bullion deposited at the mints. In speak
imr of the delusion of fiat mouey lie said;
“Belter call It‘fizzle’ money at once, and bo
done with it.” The speech Is carefully pns
pared, aud full of documentary data that will
lie of great service In tbo campaign.
TUB NINTH DISTINCT.
Special DitpaicA to The Tribune,
Washington, D. C., Aug. 14.—Secretary
Thompson, before leaving for Indiana, ex
press'd apprehensions as to tho Republican
■chances In the Ninth Indiana District, in which
Ortli U nominated, and said he should endeavor
to heal Iho differences among the Republicans
there. Secretary Thompson lias information
that Gen. Lew Wallace aud other Republicans
have issued circulars urging voters to scratch
Orth’s name. Secretary Thompson said it
would be a calamity Ho elect a Democrat to
Congress from a district so largely Republican.
CONGRESSIONAL NOMINATIONS.
Special JHtpateh to The Tribune.
Fort Watnb, Ind..-Atur. 13. At Rome City
to-dav, tho Natlonal-Greenbuckcrs of thu Thir
teenth District nominated C'ol. William C. Will
iams of Noble County, for Congress.
At Kundsllvllle, the Republicans of the same
district renominated thu lion. John XL Baker by
acclamation. m
IOWA.
CLINTON
Special DlepatcA to The Tribune.
Clinton, la., Aug. 14.— Thu Democratic
Convention hero to-day nominated tho Hon.
William F. Rraman, of Muscatine, for Con
gress; Martin V. Gannon, of Davenport, for
I’rußccutlog Attorney in tills Judicial District.
No nomination was made fur District Judge,
thu present incumbent. W f . I. Hayes, being
recommended. Thu Republicans did not make
a nomination, which leaves Judge Hayes, who Is
a Democrat, and .an independent candidate,
alono in the field.
WASHINGTON NOTES.
KEY ON THURMAN.
Special 7>/fwi(cA to The Tribune.
Waliiinuton, Aug. M.—Speaking of Thur
man’s speech, Judge Key said: Thurman Is
dUsallsllea with the way the Democratic imriy
Ims treated him. When the du Louis Convcu
tlon failed to recognize him, West Virginia lie
lug about the only State favoring him, It was a
great disappointment to him. lie felt and
manifested this dlsappolnlmttil. lie will now
Indorse a Greenback platform whether he
holds true alleirianco to the Democratic oarty
or not. The best thing for the Republicans,
* Judge Kov thought, would be to have Tlmrmou
nominated as the Democratic Ihesldcntlul can*
didute. lie has such a bad record uu 11 nance
that he could eaiUy be beaten.
Speaking of the political situation to-day,
Judcu Key said the life of Loth political parties
hones hv a slender thread, lie has no faith in
the National movement. Butler, he suvs. does
‘nut enter uuon his campaign in opposition to
the Republican party iu gooa faith.
The Secretary of the Treasury wilt deliver liU
finance speeches in Chiu before he return* to
Washington, which will ho sumo time In Sep*
tember.
SNAPPED THEM UP
Members of the state Executive Commitleo
of Ohio hare mode formal complaint to Presl
dent Hayes that Postmaster Sage, of Cincin
nati, not only returned the circular of tne Cum*
mlttco asking fur contribution fur campaign
expenses, but that his letter declining to con*
tribute was very tart In it* term*. Extracts
from Sage’s letter to the Committee were scut
to the President.
MISCELLANEOUS.
TLNNUSMCX.
Special IHMpatrn to The TWbuao.
NaßHvim.ii, Turn., Aug. 14.—The Statu Dera*
ocrntle Gubernatorial Convention will meet here
to*morruw, having 7(X) delegate*. It is antici
pated that its proceedings will bo of too liveliest
character ou the question of the settlement of
ttie Bute debt, there being two factions, ouo for
State credit, and the other for postponing pay*
ineut. aud for low taxes. A Greenback plunk
will be Inserted in the platlunu. Senators
Bailey and Harris, aud Congressmen House and
Kiddie are here.
COLOBAIK) onShNUArKBIIS.
Dbmvbb, Col., Aug. 14. Ihe Statu Greenback
Couventlou met hero to-day, with sixiv*«lght
delegates, a number of couniivi being unrepre
scaled. The Hon. 1L (I. Buckingham, lately a
prominent Democrat, was nominated tor lip:
Governorship*
Tttmo vißotnu Disinter.
HiCUMOkPi Va., Aug. 14.—The Conservative
primaries 4 10 the Third Congressional District
are satisfactory to the friends of Ucu. Joseph E.
Johnston. T.
THE DRUIDS.
Bptdal Disposes to 'ITu Tribune.
Imdiav'avous, Ind., Aug. 14.—1 n addition to.
the names of officers scat lost night, the Grand
Grove Druids to-dry selected Aruep Zcigen*
beimer of St. Louis, John Becker of Louisville,
and Charles. Weber of Bt. Paul, Trustees, with
F. A. Marble, of Columbus, Secretary. The
Grove delegates attended a grand banquet to
night. aud the meeting of the Council wUI close
to-morrow night with a ball.
SHORT.
The People of Missouri Thor
oughly Stricken with
Alarm.
Their State Treasurer Known to
Be Over ssoo*ooo Be
hind.
Possibility that Kottcn Bauks
Have Caught Him for
a Million.
The Necessity of a Special Ses
sion of the Legislature
Admitted.
The Democratic Manager* Hopeless
of Further Concealing the
Scandal.
Spetia> Diipatth to The Tribune,
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 14.—Public Interest In
the alleged mismanagement of tho Missouri
Statu Treasury Is dally increasing, and It is now
believed that the Governor will have to call an
extra session of the Legislature in order to
meet the deficiency which has already been
clearly established. There is u constitutional
provision to tho effect that* when a deficiency
exceeding $250,0U0 occurs. It can only he met by
a direct tax, which mu<t be voted for by
tho people at a general election. The
first general election occurs this fall,
and the next one two years hence. If
the deficiency is not covered now. It will have
to go over two years, and hence tho necessity
lor a special legislative session.
STATB SENATOR TBIIRV,
a prominent Democratic leader, In an Interview
tlds afternoon said: “ 1 have It from the best
authority that the Treasurer has a worthless
check for over $250,000 that ho has carried for
two years without laying a word, and that tho
July interest has not been paid. Tills looks
pretty bad. Jo tuy opinion the Govcniorshouht
call the Legislature together immediately.
This thing has reached a magnitude that
demands the consideration of the General As
sembly. Up to this time I have been opposed
to a called session, believing It too expensive.
But I have changed my mind. You see, If there
has been a loss, the deficiency must be made tip.
The Legislature should meet immediately and
pass the necessary law so that we can hold the
election with our filatu election in November.
But, aside from this, It Is important to give It
Immediate attention, for the very evident rea
son that
Tit CUR IS NOT GOING TO RC MONEY
to pay the January Interest of some $20(1,000. 1
hope the Governor will cull tho Legislature to
gether at once,as It wilt bo a relief to everybody,
and put the tesponslbillty where It most natu
rally belongs.” Senator Terry said ho thought
it a great shame that anv attempt should Ihj
mede to cover up a wrong, simply because It
was inside the ranks of the party. Other promi
nent politicians and financiers In tho city ex
pressed the opinion that the only sure way of
tiding over tho difficulty was through a special
session of the Legislature, It Is understood
that
nov. rustra
recognjzes the gravity of the situation, hut de
clines (b express himself or be interviewed. iu
view of .the State campaign which will open in
a few days, there is more or less uneasiness
among prominent Democrats os to the effect
the crisis in the State Treasury will have on tiie
result of the election, uml there have been vari
ous conferences hero ami elsewhere on the sub
ject. There is a strongoplniou hero among the
party leaders that the State Treasury should,
without a day’s delay, make a dean exhibit of
the Trcasurr'a condition, and that. If the de
ficiency caused through the Treasurer’s bad
management is large enough to Justify It.
TUB LBOISLATUHB SHOULD JIB CONVENED AT
ONCE
to provide for a direct tux to replace the loss.
The Democratic pajtcrs of the Stale, led br the
St. Louis HepnbUcuti , are uniting In a demand
on Treasurer dates to make an Immediate ex
hibit, whether good or bad; but that ofllclal has,
up to this date, made no response, although It
has been alleged from day to day that he was
at work upon a statement that would bo satis
factory. The JteimbUcan of tills morning
says editorially that the State Treas
urer has made a grievous mistake,
and that he cannot longer delay making a full
mid frank statement ot his embarrassments.
The Olulf’ikin'Krat charges that the Democrats
are withholding a statement ot the true con
dition of the Treasury
BECAUSE IT WILL HURT THE PAKTT
in the coming campaign. The Eueu'uig Pott
says:*
It Is now becoming a settled conviction in every*
boor’s mlml that the Commonwealth or Missouri
was never nl so grave a crisis In her civil history.
Under such a situation of affairs nothing will
satisfy ihc Just expectations of llio
people or the State except a special
session of the Legislature. This Is
demanded not omy as n mailer of public right, hut
as a special provision of the law of the state. Thu
deficiency m ihu State Treasurer’s accounts will
probably, under tbu tuoal lavuraoluclrcumslincos.
amount lo not less thsn 8500,000. Thu must be
made good by taxes wrung from the hard-worked
fanners of the rural districts and the over-taxed
property of the cllv. The Statu law provides that
this remedy for official roimery shall be submitted
to a direct rota of Hie people. It should bu dona
without any delay. -If any attempt is uudu to
podponoit. or avoid it, more serious results will
follow.
WATKUINO TUB STATE FUNDS.
To the comprehension of vuur curre*|iom]cnt
there appears now to be uu doubt that the tiiato
has lost over a lulfTullliou of dollars. If nut a
million, amt the only security in Ihu vaults at
thu Treasury Is 9150.000 In Kansas City Water
works bonds, which represent m actual value
only a small fraction of I heir face. It ia a (act
that, within the post week, on effort waa mode
In this city to effect a loan of 95,000
or 910,000 of these lauds without success. The*
water-works of Kausss City cost 9350,000, and
#400,000 lu bonds wore Issued. The Water
works Cumpony is a private concern, In which
thu municipality of Kansas Ully is not Inter
ested. It may be safely affirmed that these
bonds aru
woarn vEinr little
lu the way of security, ami tbu bond uf the
Treasurer liaa been bo weakened by the failure
uf this and lhat bondsman tbal little can be
hoped (or from this source. Tbo State
taxes aru now being collected, and the f&t
that a large amount of cash will ouou co into
the State Treasury tend# to increase public un
easiness. The J'oit of this evening baa
a lengthy special on the cdudltlon of tbe Slate
Treasury, lu whfclrapiHHUV tbu following con
cerning tbe singular way lu which the flute has
been
VLOODXD wmi BTSTB WAKKSNTS*
New fads are continually leaking out which
show tbu desperate state of thing* at Jcflersou
(hty fur the post two years; Alltuese facts weave
together and make a web uf convict doth. A
development Just now at haul is the enormous
ijiUDlUy of' state warrant* outstanding. Thu
vicious habit 4I issuing wuriaul* aud giving them
oat as money began under Ncrcer’a administra
tion, four years ugo. Jt u a dangerous and illegal
thiug. auu the Twvuly-ui&lb General Assembly so
held 11. They dulormlnud locorrect the evil. aud.
to that cod, called the Auditor befuru tbe Commit
tee on Way* and Means in • he donate, and tud him
elve a full and detailed statement of all outstand
ing warrant* at that lime, and an estimate uf the
income nud expense of the Mato fur the
two years to (uiluw. Ou bis represeala
lion they appruurlaird suOlelcut muury to
pay all tbe outstanding warrants suU
made the other customary uppiupriutiuns lu meet
current expenses, wiU* the distinct undemanding
f
tt 5 i
1
PRICE FIVE CENTS,*
■nd arrcerncnt that no more warrants should bo
tesaed m money, (t wu thought a pernicious sys*
tem or brokerage that had grown up in tiro, years
had oceu ihun Anally squelched, Pot there has
Bimoir been no instruction* of the Senate Ways
and Mean* Committee, and the State and tin City
of Nr. bonis are to-day flooded with dumaflcl* oh
ttielrcaanrer. Of course the Stale man UUo
them, but it left a tremendous hole In their rev
enue.
the senip.
Warrants drawn on the Treasury of the States,
of Missouri arc now selling (n this city at IK
cents on the dollar, ami going lower. These
warrants came into circulation through State
ofllcluls and those engaged in the State scrrlcc.
All the Circuit Judges draw thetr money front
the State Treasury, and all the asylums do tho
same. This money comfis from the Revenue
Fund, and the amount required Is alioat $1,003,*
000 year. Why the warrants should be low
at this. season Is a mystery. The rev
nuc will soon be paid in, and,
If they are ever paid, they will
be paid shortly. jVpromfncnt brokerage Arm
here In tho city purchased a State tysrrant as
early as March and soot It to Jodcrson City for
payment, when the word came back that there
was
NO MONET IN TUB TREASURY.
They hare bouckd considerable quantities since,
and have rccclvWlhu same reply each time they
forwarded them to Jefferson City* The conse
quence was that they were compelled to hold
ttxyp till a week or so ggo, when people began
to buy them to nay tuxes with. There Is good
reason to believe no warrants hare been paid
since about the Ist of March. ’ Warrants have
been sent to Jefftrson City repeatedly since that
time and payment declined.
THE COURT OF CLAIMS.
No Indication of Greedy Claimants Getting
Wealthy Hlmplyny Asking for a Oral*—De
cisions Sweeping Many Dmty Cate* Oat or
Court.
tijwlal flhpatek to Tht Tribune
Bpiilsopibi.d, 111., Aug. H.-Tn tlx? Commis
sion of Claims to-day Chlcf-Josllcc Craig ren
dered an opinion In what 1« known as tbe canal
claims. The Court stated the basis of tbo
claim* to bc t first, that claimants bad been once
paid in canal scrip, which they sold at only
cents on the dollar. They now claim for tbo
lost of this 75 per cent, 'they claim, secondly,
for prospective protits, or the profltsthev might
have made on the contracts. The Court held
that the claims were barred hr tbo statute ot
limitations of 1817, which statute hat
never been repealed. There Is nothing in this
record from which wo can determine whether
ihe claims bare been proved op and filed In ac
cordance with that act. It Is a question of fact,
as the record stands, they do not present a
claim. But, If ihe claims bad been proved up
aud filed, as provided In that act, 11 appears Iliac
the Legislature, in 1555, created a Commission
which heard the evidence and made their repart
bo tbe Legislature. Wo are asked to
go behind the report of that Commis
sion. Wo are not aware of any
authority bv which wo cun go behind that Com
mission and. decide the questions pasted upon
by It. We think that decision final and proper.
As to the claim for prospective profits, the
Court held that Ihe contractors should hive
finished the work before lotting up such a claim,
it also appears that, when these assumed
creditors received their payment under the
award of the Commission, they signed a release
in lull, and that of Itself bars them from any
after claims. The decision on thls.covcra four
teen canal-claim cases.
intlio Hakcwell rue, from Bloomington, a
suit to recover on account ot land donated to
the Normal School, the Court decided that tbe
of UmiWion} rppltcK. and. while other
considerations appear to have been considered
in drudimrtho land, yet the stipulated consid
eration* lu Uic bond wera substantially compiled
with.
The I'lducnonl claim was withdrawn to-day.
It was for commission on the additional expen
diture on the tiialu-lionse claimed to be duo Mr.
I’lqucnard, the resident architect, now de
ceuHcd. *
Cases 10 to if) Inclusive, being claims to re
cover back-taxes *at the Henry dam,
and for the sinking of barges, etc.,
were argued, claimants insisting that the
act authorizing the Improvement of the
canal and river is unconstitutional. It wonld
apiKiir that, while for a time the St£to was
damned for not making river Improvements, it
is now damned for damming the canal. Tno
cases were taken under udmement by the
Court. The Hon. N, W. Edwards holds that,
*>v reason of the act treating the Court of
Claims, giving that body exclusive Jurisdiction
of all claims against the State, tlio subsequent
ly-passed resolution authorizing a roving Legis
lative Commission to Inquire Into the damage
by river overflow and report claims (or damages
ta nut only expensive in the per diem of the
members of the Commission, but illegal also.
A PRIEST’S PRIVILEGES. “
The Wisconsin Pastor May Animadvert pub
licly uml Privately upon Ilia Foibles ot’llls
Parishioners, Without Fear of guceessful
I.lbcl *>ults.
Upeciat fHtpalck to 7>r ‘fribuitt.
Milwaukee, Aug. 11.—The cue of dough
vs. Goldsmith, In the Supreme Court, has attract
ed much allcutlon, but, though the Unal Judg
ment and opinion were tiled June 2d, they have
tody Just become accessible to the general pub
lic. Arthur dough is an attorney at Chippewa
Falls, is mi exuberant Irishman and a Human
Catholic. Fur some eccentricities of conduct,
not ot a vicious nature, but transgrcaslng some
church rules, the priest at Falls,
Charles Francis Xavier Goldsmith, denounced
him from the pulpit, and also wrote a letter
to Father Connelly, priest of the Roman
Catholic Church at Kim Claire, in widen
he bega him (Father Connelly) as
a special favor to the writer to avoid oil famil
iarity with Gough, because "he (Gough) la no
longer a Catholic, is a member of secret socie
ties, uml ijoca not go to ids Easter duties.” It
appear* that Father Connolly read this letter to
a number of persons. Gough theu Vied the
writer, Father Gotdsmith.for libel, before Judge
It. D. Harrou, of the Eleventh Circuit, and
judgment was given by Judge Korroa In favor
of the priest, principally upon the ground that
the communications of Father Goldsmith to tda
Church and to his brother priest were privi
leged. iGough nppcilcd to the Supremo Court,
and from the decision It is cvldetn that be relied
only on the point that the letter from Father
Goldsmith to Father Connelly was libelous and
privileged. But the Supreme Court ulllriu
Judge Barron’s decision, on the ground that
the letter was nut libelous, excetit os to its be
ing published and circulated bv Father Cuuiicl
ly, to whom it was addressed. It was alleged bv
the plaintiff, Gough, that tie bad suffered
special damage in the loss of clients br the
publication of tbu letter. The Supremo Court
I Cole, J.) curtly say that he (Gough) diu not
lose Father Connelly as a dint by this letter;
and, as he was the uulv person to whom the
letter was addressed, there is no claim fur
special damage agatntt Father Goldsmith; that,
therefore, if Gough has any grounds (or an
action fur special damage on account of the
letter, it is against Conuellr, who read it to
various peuuna,—not against Goldsmith, who
wrote it sluiplv os a private communication to
the Eau Claire priest.
OHIO SOLDIERS 1 MEETING-
DtYTON. 0., Aug. U.—The Cuuveotlon of
soldiers and sailors called by tbu Soldiers 1 and
Sailors* Memorial Society of Ciuciuuali met In
tbu city UKlayaiid was largely attended from
nil parts of the Statu Copt. £tq£od, of Day*
ton, was elected President uf the Couveuitoo,
and addresses were made by George W. Will
iams. (Jen. J. Warren Kiefer, ITlvatu UaUell,
aud others, ami letters were read from Geu.
Thomas L. Vouug, Durbin Ward, odd (iardeld,
comlcmuiug severely the act of (be but Legisla
ture m passing a bill relating to the Soldier*'
Orphans* Home. Kosolutloua wore adopted
unanimously denouncing tbe law, and calling
for its immediate repeal at the nejf scsalop of
tbe Legislature.
OBITUARY.
Pououkekpsik, N. Y., Aug. 14.—John U.
lUvinoud. President and Professor of Meutnt
and Mural Philosophy at Y ass or College, died
tbia morulug, uged Cl years.
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