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LOCAL POLITICS.
The Republicans Feel Sure-They
Have Them.
Shameless Circular Put Forth hy
tho Democracy.
A Practical Indorsement of It by Ur.
Harrison,
Tlie Latter Hissed Out of tho Hoorn by
Colored Republicans.
Baseless Charges Against Ur, Wright
Utterly Exploded,
Doming neetlngs—Addresses by Leonard Swell,
Dr. Thomas, and Others.
HEADQUAKTERO.
TUB RBPUDLICANS.
Tho outlook is upping brighter nud brighter
every day for tho RtfpubHcen party. At head
quartern yesterday there was a very large at
tendance, nud all of the reports were most
cheering. Among those who called was Sheriff
Hoffmann, for the first time, nud ho promises
to put his shoulder to tho wheel and do his ut
most for the success of tho cause. A delegation
of sailors also dropped In to express their de
light at being able to reward Harrison for his
treatment of incm while ho was in Congress.
They appeared not to have known until yester
day that It was tho Harrison now spoken ot fur
Alayor who In Congress introduced a resolution
to admit foreign-built ships Into competition
with ourlako commerce free of charges tho same
ns Amcrlcan-bullt vessels, and they wero
bitter against him, and came to pledge
themselves to tho support of Mr. Wright, They
say that It ,tlio measure had passed It would
have ruined halt of tho ship-owners of the
lakes, and It was not Harrison's fault that it did
not pass. A delegation ot Grccnbackcrs olsu
called—not the sell-outs, but the conscientious—
to offer their support to Mr. Wright. They said
they could nob stomach Harrison, who was n
demagogue of tho first water,—a soft-monuy
man in Congress, and now tho candidate of a
. bard-money Democracy.
The Campaign Committee, was in session In
in forenoon, and tho reports wore bolter than
ever from the various wards. The only fear ex
pressed as to the result was on account of tho
bands of “repeaters" the Democrats were
organizing for work In the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth, Tenth, Fourteenth, and Seventeenth
Wards. Some members reported that Demo
crats had come to them and told
them that the agents of Harrison had
offered to hire them to join “ repeating " bands,
and that the Democrats were offering to pay $lO
to persons wtio would devote election-day to
voting wherever they could, and to Intimidating
Republicans. Others reported that they knew
of persons who were being paid by the Demo
crats In ccrtaiu wards to break up Republican
meetings. The Committee considered all of
tho reports, and at once set about devising
means to prevent the ballot-boxes being tam
pered with. Among other things done was tho
organizing of Committees In each precinct to
spot “ repealers,V and the perfecting of arrange
ments for using calcium lights in doubtful local
ities. They hope to ho able to thus frustrate
the designs of the Democrats, force a fair elec
tion, and preserve tho purity of the ballot, bat
they call upon all good citizens to assist them.
Thu Committee arranged for mass-meetings at
Folz's Hall and the Folly Theatre this evening,
it Aurora Turner Hall to-morrow evening, nud
it North Side Turner Hall, Farwoll Hall, and
West Twelfth Street Turner Hall Saturday
cveulng. Ail of these meetings will be address
ed by able speakers.
THU DEMOCRATS
wore besieged all day for money,and amoro un
easy, nervous, disconcerted lot of followers was
never attached to V'party.' They ‘bad' been'
standing around fqr several days wailing for the
barrel, and, knowing that it was open, and not
being able to reach it, was too perplexing to bo
quietly endured. Borne of them “ spoke out In
meeting,” ami roundly abused everybody ami
everything, it was not enough to tell them
Unit Uicy would be attended to election day. for
thi'V could'not be put of! in that way. They
knew there was money in Uie bands 01 tho Ex
ecutive Committee, and said that unless It was
shelled out in tho wards In the usual way all
woi}Ul be lost; and what added to the dlssatls*
fad vn was the fact that some of the applicants
weremore successful than others. For instance,
a caller got SIOO for use in tho Sixth Ward,
while thu applicants for relief from the Seven
teenth Ward were sent away unsatisfied. A
gentleman from the Eighth Ward was also
given a snug little sum. to disburse, but tho
Seventh was left out. Some money was also
assigned to the First Ward, but this Is all that
could bo learned of positively, except a slight
donation to the sell-outs. The barrel, how
ever, will be opened again to-day, and If it
docs not (low more freely there will be a greater
bowl than ever, for individuals who have spent
their own money for thu sake of the party will
hot he put oil with promises of either money or
position. They want to bo repaid, ami they are
right In demanding It in cash. Those who got
money were cheerful, and those who did not
were the reverse, and, all told, tho party may
be said to bo losing ground. In fact, thu
leaders, who are expected to keep up hope, were
not claiming anything except the possible elec
tion of Sclnu, whereas a few days ago they pro
tended to bo willing to bet oa majorities for the
entire ticket.
ONE OF TUB DODOB9
resorted to bo the Democrats so far has been to
circulate reports of one kind or another against
Mr. Wright, but since they found that they
were only cementing and stirring up the Re
publicans they pave resorted to writing letters
to business men and sending slanderous circu
lars broadcast. One of the most disreputable
things they have done to bolster up Harrison,
however, is to circulate tho Information quietly
in certain circles that he is a Mason of nlgu
decree, in tho attempt to convert tho lodges Hi
lo political machines to elevate him to office.
A Democrat said yesterday that bo would
get hundreds of votes In this way,
but ho did not Appear to bo
aware of the fact that Mr. Wright was also o
Mason, and, when told of It. was not at all
pleased with tho information. But bo need feel
no uneasiness, for, while Mr. Wright Is a.Mason,
and has been connected with thu Oriental Lodge
in this city sinc6 1857, bo has too much good
sense to ask to be supported fur this reason,
and too much respect for tho Order to attempt
to use his connection wlth lt to advance any po
litical or selfish ends. One of tho circulars scot
out has came to a reporter’s hands, it is a
beauty In its way, and must provoke consider
able mirth. It is a title of falsehood from be
ginning to end, but it la too good to he kept
from the public. It Is as follows:
To (he Voter t of the City of Chfcaoo—Oimtlb
men: Tho Republicans, dospairlngof success In the
present campaign, have raised a large corruption
fund in order to purchase your votes, and are now*
encaged In distributing largo sums of money in the
different wards for this vllo purpose.
They have the City Treasury, tho County Treas
ury, and the Federal oQlclals, with alltbslr wealth,
to aid them.
Wo have nothing to offer you but the purity of
our principles ana the certainty of a pure tad
economical administration.
This money Is your money, wrung from you by
Reoabllcan officials. They openly proclaim (hat
your votes-are fur sale, and the only way to repul
this Insult is to take the money and vote as you
please.
By order of the Democratic Campaign Com
taittee, , U. V. MetmiTT, Secretary.
It will bo noticed that the Chairman of the
Campaign Committee withholds his name from
the lie, and fastens the responsibility of It upon
his hired man. But It hashcon Issued and sent
forth by the thousand, and, nolwlihsamllng the
Committee has paid out hundreds of dollars for
corrupting purposes, and will disburse thou
sands on clccilon-duy, which has been contrib
uted by tho‘“ Brigadier-Generals ’■ at Washing
ton, the circular says: '* Wo have nothing to
oiler you but the purity of our principles”: and
further on says, Illustrating the purity of Dent
.ocratlc principles, ” Take the money and vote
as you please.” The circular has bceu mailed
to Democrats, and especially has the Insult been
liberally distributed In Irish wards. It was sug
gested that It originated with Belpp, for It will
be remembered that the first thing be gave ut
terance to after his nomination which reached
the papers was a reflection upon the Irish peo
ple, lu Intimating that their votes were “for
■ale,” by announcing, with an oath, that be would
J»ot bo “bled ”by them, etc. The Democrats
try to throw the responsibility of his utterances
boon Um Republicans la the circular, it will be
Pbtervcd, and the advice to them Is so pure, un«
•pmah, und ennobling I “Wo have nothing but
tuo purity of our principles to oiler toil; but
take all the money-you can get, and vote u you
Picaso afterward.” Thla Is Democratic advice
to Democrats,—the cellmate they place upon
tliow to whom tho Intuiting circular# hare been
«ent. ro make auro llmt
mu. harrison indorsed tub circular,
a Tribune reporter mot him while lie had It In
Jila pockot. lie was cheerful, of course; ami
the scribe attacked him, the Kentucky slates
man mu! nominee of two Convention!,—both
Democratic,—-knowing very little of what waa
up. Ho waa allowed to do moat nf the talking,
u,, d In a moment he put his foot In It.
. .’l'.fi” aald he, “1 made a good speech la#t
night,"
'* About the Marine Band,” queried the re
porter lu his mind.
If took well, too; Itwaa In the Seventeenth
Ward. I told my Irish friends to take all the
money they could got, call out * Kcno,’ and vote
the Democratic ticket, and they vQll do It."
iou tried to convey tho Idea that you did
no .. (‘“cod to spend any money, I suppose!”
ics; 1 don't Intend to spend money, but
will leave that for tho Republicans. Wo aro
otter you, and the boys are already calling out
‘Kcnol’ on the streets."
" Your speech Is your advice."
‘lt Is; they will take your money, and then
vote for mo."
Iho reporter Intended to lay tho circular be
fore him, but ho was called oft to see a friend.
Enough was elicited, however, to fix tho re
sponsibility of Uiu circular, and those who have
received copies and know of Mr. Scion's feeling
toward the class to whom they have been ad
dressed can make up tholr minds at their leis
ure of Democratic “purity." The taxpayers,
too, may bo able to form some Idea of the class
of vampires who are seeking, In the name of
tho Demucrrntie party, to got hold of tho reigns
of tho City Government. '
TUB SELL-OUTS
had their policy-shop open all day, and man
aged to gather In some victims, out did not
realize enough from any ot them to make them
rich. They were also open last evening, bub the
only callers were Miles Kobo® and Harvey T.
Weeks, who said thcr were out looking fora
glass of beer and dropped In through mis
take. Kchoo ‘ did not appear to bo
very drv, but It might have been somo time
since tils comoaulon had had anything to diink.
In any event, they were uot there for. beer.
Their mission was of a very different character,
for, after whispering awhile mid displaying an
envelope, the contents of which could not bo
learned, they loft to fall Into the reporter’s
arms on lue sidewalk. They wero closely fol
lowed by one of the wheel-turners orcaru-flop
pers of the establishment, and the trio went Im
mediately to see Dare Thornton. Keboe mid
Weeks soon after emerged, but the oilier fellow
lurried. Thornton Is understood to bare charge
of a part of the Democratic barrel, and his espe
cial duty Is to look alter (he policy-shop and see
that Democracy gets all It pays for. .
DIES, LIES, lIeS.
DEMOCRATIC MORALITf.
To Editor a J The Tribuns.
Chicago, March 28.—'The Inclosed circular, In
an envelope superscribed to my address, comes
to band this morning:
To the Voter* o f the t'lfg of CAlcago—Gbntlb
mkns The Republicans, despairing of success In
tho present campaign, have raised a largo corrup
tion fund in order to purchase your votes, and aro
now onengccl in distributing large sums of money
In tho mflerunt wards farthle vile purpose.
They have the City Treasury, the County Treas
ury. and the Federal officials, with all their wealth,
to aid mom.
tie have nothing to offer you but the purity of
onr principles and the certainty of a pare and
economical administration.
TiiJh money Ip your money, wrong from yon by
Republican ofllclals. They openly proclaim that
your voles ore for ealc. and the only way to repell
this insult 1h lo lake the money ana vote as yon
please. Ry order of Democratic Campaign Com*
mlttee, 11. y. Maimin', tiecrolary.
I wish to state that, although an employe of
the county, under a Republican Administration,
I hayo not been called unon to contribute one
cent to a Republican compalgn*fund, nor bos
any man of any party ever insulted mu by after*
Ini? a bribe, Ifut my object in this communica
tion Is not to reevut anything personal to my*
self, but to call tho attention of honest Demo
crats to Uie base proposition of thu Democratic
Campaign Committee to have voters not only
accept bribes, but at the same time to take
the money under false pretenses.
If such is to bo thu polled and principles of a
Democratic Administration, I think I will bo
doing my friend llarrlson a favor by helping to
excuse him from administering a government
In a manner which must be distasteful to all bis
bolter Impulses. Yours truly,
A. J. Galloway.
ANOTHER DENIAL.
Ib (h« Editor of Tht Tribune
CniOAOO,' March circular given be
low bos been sent to all the county ofllclals by
tiro Democratic Committee. You wilt please
take notice of the fact It alleges. It states that
county ofllclals and employes have been asked
to contribute towards a Republican corruption
fund. I doilre'to say that thu circular Is a lie,—
n hose Ho. that has not the flimsiest foundation
in fact. No one employed by thu county has
been asked to contribute a cent towards the
Republican campaign fund. Hero Is the circu
lar: [lt is thu same as the one given in Mr.
Galloway’s letter.] The above, you will notice,
gives the Democrats the advice to take Repub
lican money if they can get it, and then sell out.
Thu advice is not necessary. Democrats genor*
ally soil out for money, but never deliver.
A. ar. ■vviugiit.
SOME LIBS SETTLED.
A reporter yesterday called upon Mr. A. M.
Wright and brought to bis notice a statement
published In yesterday's now Democratic organ,
to the effect that It was his intention, if elected,
to remove Marshal Benner, now Chief ol the
Fire Department, and appoint in his stead Harry
Hildreth,—a stotemcot which has also been
published in some of the other papers, which
are resorting to whatever falsehoods they can
invent for the purpose of injuring Mr. Wright.
Bald the reporter, “What truth, if any, is
there In Ibis, Mr. Wright I "
“Hone at all, 1 ' said that gentleman. “Ihave
entertained at no time, ami do not now enter
tain, any such purpose aa that attributed to mo
by the writer of this paragraph. I have never
made any promlsu to any Individual at any time
that! should remove Marshal Bonner and ap
point to his olaco Mr. Hildreth or any other In
dividual. Nor have I had, nor have I, any in
tention of making any change lu this or anr
oilier Department of the City Government. As
far an 1 know anything concerning them, they
arc all good men, welt qualified for their posi
tions, and are Indorsed by the fact that they
have been retained In office for years by Mayor
Heath. 1 have hampered myself with no
pledges, or intimations of pledges, or
hints, or suggestions, or promises to inv
Individual In consideration, of his support, and 1
do not intend to do so. X propose to go Into
office free from all promises, and I don't Intend
to remove any man who (a fitted for bis place,
but to keep every good man in that position In
which I find him. It will bo mv sole object, in
esse I am elected, to administer the affairs of
the city economically and honestly,'with the
best men whom 1 can find, giving always the
preference to those whom 1 find In office wbenl
enter upon the discharge of my duties, should
I he elected Mayor."
Ttila full and thorough statement of Mr.
Wright, which covers every point, ought to be
accepted as a full and complete answer to all
these charges, which are backed by no name
and by no circumstance of truth, that bare been
made against him.
3ITSETINGB.
88COND WARD,
A number of Republicans of the Second Ward
bald a meeting at Ho. 710 Indiana avenue last
evening. There was a fair attendance. The
meeting was addressed by Pliny D. Smith, John
D. Madden, E. R. Bliss, and others. Mr.
Madden also sang some campaign songs, after
which tho meeting adjourned.
THIRD.
A meeting of Third Ward Republicans was
bold at No. 900 Blato atrect last night., Mr.
Chartoa Goldstein vraa elected to preside over
the assembly, which was quite largo. Mr.
Ferklus, Mr. Bluett, Mr. Feat, Mr. E. U.
Bliss of the Second Ward, and Mr. J. 11. Clough
addressed the meeting. The latter said the
Republican party was the hope of the city. Had
the Democratic party been In power here during
the last live years many fortunes would have
been bankrupted. Every man wbo owned a
cottage In the city should deem It bis duty to
vote and work for the Republican party at the
coming election, and perpetuate the past eco
nomic and honest administration,
Mr. Merritt spoke for thu Republican ticket,
and quoted from some Southern papers which
blatantly gloried Ip tnu prospects of Rebel pow
er in Washlngtoo.- Mr. Cook and,Mr. Greeley
also spoke Indorsing the ticket. The latter al
luded to the charge made In .the newspapers
that a charge hau been made In Washington
against Carter Jl. Harrison, and asked If the
people wanted a man like that for Mayor of
Chicago.
The meeting then adjourned.
, , SBVBNTU.
Amass meeting of Republicans of the Seventh
Ward was held last evening on the corner ot
West Twelfth and Loomis streets, Mr. J.
Schmelta presiding. The room was uncomfort
ably UUcd, aud thu audience waa exuemelr ca
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE! THURSDAY. MARCH 27, 1879—TWELVE PAGES.
thuslastlc. Mr, Baldwin apoke conclsalr of the
Importance of this election to workingmen.
Light taxation la the foundation of general pros
perity, and no peraons are more Interested In tho
economical administration of the city than the
working class.
Mr. Peter Buschwsb, Col. Klcaby, nod Mr.
Noyce also addressed the meeting, the last
named dwelling specially on Mr. Harrison's
sympathy with the Southern Democracy and
his extensive dealings In tax-ttllea. Mr. John
Lyle King concluded the exerdses with arous
ing old-tlmo speech, In which he assured Ida
hearer# that the Republican ticket would aweep
tho city on Tuesday.
KiatiTn.
The Beoubltcans of tho K|ghth Ward rallied
In force last night at 170 West Polk street, Mr.
J* B-Tbomns presiding. Messrs. Glndlo. Lusson,
nud F. O. Ihompsun addressed the meeting,
anq while the latter was speaking a crowd of
undisciplined Democrats attempted to break ud
the meeting, but were promptly suppressed.
Air. O. W. Barrett, candidate for Alderman,
spoke at some length In favor of economy In
municipal affairs, and pledged himself If
elected to support all economical measures in
troduced In the Council.
Air. AlcKsch also addressed the meeting, and
Mr. John Lassen, bolngrocalted, urged upon tho
voters the necessity of working for tho wholo
ticket. The meeting then adjourned.
NINTH.
A large meeting of the Republicans of tho
Ninth Ward was held at No. 10 West Randolph
street.
.Marcus A. Farwell opened the spccclwnaklng
by a few brief and wcll-choscn remarks In re
gard to the necessity of electing the Republican
ticket, and.thuH continuing tho present econom
ical and sound City Administration.
Richard Jones. Republican candidate for Al
derman. W. L. Underwood, John Lyle King,
Col. Utcabv, and J. J. Montague also made
speeches and urged upon the large number of vot
ers present the Importance of supporting the Re
publican nofnlncos at the election Tuesday.
TWELFTH.
A very large and enthusiastic ward meeting
was held last evening at Marline's Hall, on Ada
street, under the auspices ot the Eleventh
Ward Republican Club. The first half-hour
was spent In receiving the names of proposed
now members, about fifty Joining the Club. On
motion, the whole question of providing chal
lengers, tlckct-peddlera, and notaries for Tucs
dry next was left to tho Executive Committee,
which was also charged with the duty ot raising
funds for campaign expenses.
Leonard Swell was received with great ap
plause. He said that the pending election had
a two-fold significance, uud would have an Im
portant bearing on the Presidential election lu
1860. It was aecognlzcd on all hands that In
timidation o! the grossest character was exor
cised at the last Presidential election. And It
was reasonable to believe that tho American
people would demand unanimously that this
stain upon the character of the nation should be
removed. But In fact the Democratic Congress
had united to demand the repeal ofeverr law
looking to tho prevention of frsud. Mr. Swutt
gave a description of the workings of the exist
ing Election law. mid showed that the demand
for Its repeal did not come from tho South, it
was sought to remove all checks on frauds In
New Fork, Chicago, and other great cities, tho
chief object of Die Democrats being to carry
New York and New Jersey. For want of a Reg
istration law uud proper safeguards on the bal
lot-boxes, the new charter was adopted, tho
term of the Colvin gang extended, and the city
lost full $5,000,000 In consequence. The
South Town election ot. the same time showed
what the Democrats wbuld do whan they got
a chance. The South would bo united in 1860,
and If Now York could be carried by force and
fraud the Democrats would elect a man who
would bo entirely under the control of the
South. Tho speaker hoped Uiat the Chicago
representatives in Congress would stay In
Washington all along to vote against the repeal
of the Supervisors act, and that, If the Appro
priation hill passed with thls-qucstlon tacked on
to It, President Hayes would continue to veto
it Just as long as ho could write Ids name, Mr.
Harmon might bo well enough In bis way, but
It was Impossible to sever him from tho gang
which was running him, and which was the same
old crowd that In former days acted as
blowers and strikers for tho Colvin crowd.
That gang. If thcr ever got power, would ruin
the financial standing of the cltv, as they so
nearly did before, and It therefore behooved
every man who had the Interests of the cUv at
heart to work and vote for the Republican
ticket.
Gen. 0. L. Mann, tho Hon. A. L. Morrison,
and others also spoke, and met with an enthu
siastic reception.
The Her. Dr. Thomas followed with a speech
of about fifteen mlautei 1 duration, in- which he
took strong ground In favor ol the Republican
ticket throughout. Dr. Thomas dwelt upou the
vital importance of economy in municipal
affaire, and the necessity of electing to office
responsible citizens who would see to it that the
finances of the city were properly administered
and the laws enforced. His speech was loudly
applauded, and the reverend gentleman's re
marks will not bo without weight In determin
ing the course of the electors ol the Eleventh
Ward.
TWELFTH.
A largely attended and most enthusiastic
meeting was held Tuesday evening at the hall
Ho. 483 Western avenue. There was much en
thusiasm. and the speeches were good and tell
ing. Addresses wore made by Judge Morrison,
Henry McClorv, and Col. J, \V. Bennett. Thu
Twelfth Ward lisa pledged itself to give 3,500 to
the Republican ticket.
«««»
FOURTEENTH.
The Fourteenth Ward Republicans held a
spirited meeting last evening at Miller's place,
Ho. 743 Milwaukee avenue. Mr. John utbbs
presided.
Prosoculing-Attorney Llnscott mode a telling
speech, In the course of which ho spoke of thu
manly mid straightforward manner la which A.
M. Wright bad expressed his opinion In regard
to the liquor question, mid told the voters what
they might expect from a Democratic city Ad
ministration with Carter Harrison at Ita head.
Marcus A. Farwoll, candidate (or City Treas
urer, spoke briefly, at the earnest calf of the
meeting. He compared the financial manage
ment of the Republican city administrations
with those of the Democratic, showing conclu
sively that the former bsd been economical, and
the latter extravagant.
Mr. William Stanley made a witty and Inter
esting speech that elicited much laughter and
hearty applause.
001. Slimming spoke la German, and was
well received.
Other speeches were made by John Olson and
several gentlemen, after which tho mooting ad
journed.
XIOnTBBRTB.
The Eighteenth Ward Republican Club bold a
meeting last evening at the Horth Side Turner
Hall, Mr. C. R. Larrabco in the chair. On mo
tion of Mr. Sam Collycr. a committee of three
was appointed to see to it that ail tho people In
the word are properly informed, through an ad
dress or otherwise, that a grand mass-meeting
will bo held In tho Hortb Bide Turner Hall
Saturday evening.
Col. Scribner stated that bo bsd been Informed
that repeating would be resorted to by the
Democrats, ami stops should be taken to pre
vent It. ilo suggested that a challenger and a
notary be appointed for each precinct. Ho
understood that a member iroto the Campaign
Committee from thu ward was preparing a list
of men for that purpose, but he did not know
what bad been accomplished. Tho Campaign Com
mittee was anxious to have the list of namessenb
lu as soon as possible. On motion, it was re
solved that the Executive Committee of the
word be requested to meet Hie Campaign Com
mittee this morning at U o'clock and suggest
names tor deputy clerks* notaries, ballot-oos
guards, and challengers.
Qeu. A. L. Chettafu addressed the meeting,
and spoke of the necessity of thorough organi
zation for work on election-day, ami that none
but men who pledge themselves to be on tho
ground all day be placed on guard.
If they were properly organized there need
be no fear of difficulties. The repeaters
would not dare to show themselves U they knew
that they wore well watched. The Eighteenth
Ward bad always done this work well. The Re
publicans were getting aroused, and Die chances
for a Republican victory were getting brighter
every day, ami, If the Republicans would only
come out as they ought to, they would have an
easy victory. He referred to thu Important
work to be done by tho'comlng Council, ami thu
past administrations had shown that the Repub
licans could hotter be Intrusted with the work
than any of the other parties.
Speeches were also made py Col. W. 8. Scrib
ner and Elliott Anthony,
TUB COLOBBD VOIBBS STILL THUB.
The efforts put forth by the Democrats to
capture the colored voters of the Second Ward
are not meeting with the eurcesi they hope for;
In truth, they are meeting with no aucccss what
ever, and. from what occurred last night, U Is
probable that the attemot will be abandoned.
Thu argument the Democratic speakers use Is
thlst “tfousay the Democratic party In this
city (a limitation la of course essential) has
never dona anything lor you. Have we ever
had a chancel Help ua to get Into power, and
then we will show you.” These are honeyed
words, from such » source, they
cannot be looked upon except as lull of
virus. Aside from direct appeals, the colored
men are approached In another direction,—
through the Greenback ticket,—a ticket which
baa a colored man at (he tail of it, but which
waa nominated by Democrat*- paid out of the
Central Committee’s bar’l. A mass-meeting of
the colored citizens of Chicago, to ratify Um
nomination of Joseph Houser for City Clerk,
was held In Pacific Hall, ertrner of Van Bureo
and Clnrk streets, last night. There were be
tween SMK) and 800 present, the great majority
being colored men. Sam Engel, Greenback
candidate for Alderman lu Ihn Second Ward,
was back of Houser, the two buying Issued the
call and Invited Carter Harrison to speak. The
latter fact lot tho cat out of the bag, and
killed these men so far ns the ward Is concerned.
Carter turned up, of course, mid mounted the
ftlatforra,— not, however, for the purpose of tell
ng or his course In Congress, of his voting
with the Conlctleralo Brigadiers with a view of
giving the Southern bulldozers full control of
the polls. But when ho opened Ids mouth to
speak ho was greeted with hisses, nml hisses,
mid hisses, nml they were kept up until ho left
the stage nud the hall. The utmost confusion
prevailed for a long time, and Engel and Houser
were denounced t for their conduct. It.
M. Mllcboll. one-ot Die announced speakers,
said a few words In favor of them,
but William Baker, another of the sneakers,
hauled them over the coals for their check In
being an enemy of the. colored race,—a man
who had voted with those who had kept them
In slavery, and murdered and robbed them, and
driven them from their homes,—to ask them to
vote for him. David McQowun said tic went to
Mr. Harrison when ho was running for Con
gress, mid asked him If he would support tin;
Civil Rights bill. Mr. Harrison Mid he hadn't
thought of it. How could colored men be
asked to support one who hadn't given a thought
to 4.000,000 human beings lu need of help! The
result of the meeting was the Indorsement of
Wrlcht and Ballard by a vote of four or five to
one, the negative vote# being given by same
white Democrats.
THE SOCIALISTS.
The Executive Committee of the Socialistic
mob hold their regular weekly meeting at No. 7
Clark street, Ben Ashley 111 llie chair. Avast
deal of business was transacted In the way of
making arrangements for ticket peddlers, nota
ries, ole. Arrangements were made for muss
meetings at the North Bide Turner Hall Mon
day night, nnd at the West Side Turner Hall
tho same evening. Mr. Schilling presented a
resolution denouncing Aid. Uvan nnd the Coun
cil for their action Iu depriving the Socialists of
Judges of election In all the precincts. After
passing tho resolution unanimously tho meeting
adjourned.
Tho Socialists gathered fifty raw Communists
together last evening and hud them naturalized
before Judge Loomis, and' It Is to he presumed
took the oath of allegiance to the country they
arc seeking to overthrow. •
FIUBT WARD.
The Campaign Committees of the two Repub
lican Clubs ot - tho First Ward met yesterday
afternoon at the Grand Pacific, D. J. Wrenn In
the chair. The meeting was quite Icngthv, tlie
best feeling prevailed, and the result was, tlie
two Committees were consolidated, and are to
go to work In corncst. After tlie consolidation
had been perfected working committees were
appointed to canvass the ward, uud to tako the
necessary steps to defeat the scheme of Die
Democrats to colonize voters and “repent "at
the polls. There will bo a meeting at 8:80 this
afternoon. In the evening tlie Club met at the
same place and agreed to hold a mass-meeting
to-morrow evening. 8. it. Kcough again
tendered his resignation, and It was promptly
accepted by a unanimous rote, nnd his name
was ordered stricken from the rolls, lie Is In
favor of “Our Carter,’’ ahd the Democratic
party, and no ono raises' any question about
tils motives.
MISCEEIjANEOUS.
A CAMPAIGN TRICK.
A committee of four, appointed at a meeting
of a dozen so-called temperance people, of
whom eleven were Harrison men, has Issued
a long address made up of newspaper extracts,
which winds up with the following, which,
coming from Democrats, Is very cheerful aud
amusing:
The question Is now squarely presented to the
temperance ami religions rotors of Chicago,
whether, because Mr. Wrleht, by the old of the
saloon Interest, has captured the llopubllcan nom
ination. they will support him on thu ground of
party obligations, In the face of this record. To
support and vote for Ur. Wrleht, while It may bu
an act of loyalty to tbo Republican party, and that,
too. In a time of admitted need, would be an net
of disloyalty to religion and temperance. Will
you support a party or principle, Uepubllcan
supremacy or the reign of Righteousness? Thu
Issue is clearly drawn, - and there la no middle
ground.
For ourselves, we bolleyo that it Is better that,
the Uepubllcan party should be beaten, and.
throuch defeat, purged for a future of purity and
usefulness, than that it should become successful
when Its success has nedomo merely a means for
advancement to power of unworthy men; of men
who, while>profcssing to. bo servants of God ami
righteousness, yet openly,pander to a vitiated sen*
tlment. that thereby their selfish ambition may bo
gratified. 1
Wo entertain no personal hostility to Mr. Wright,
but we cherish a profound loyally to what wo bo-
Hove to bo the requirements of righteousness and
to the provisions of our laws. We cannot advocate
the election of a man who openly opposes a Sab
bath of quiet and rest, such as tbo law gives us.
Mr. wrlght stands to-day the chosen representa*
live of the saloon Interests and the anti-Sunday
movement. We oppose his election only as tem
perance people and Christians.
What will you do in this matter?
UTDE I’AltK.
Tlib Hyde Park Republican Executive Commit
tee met nt the Grand Pacific yesterday afternoon,
C.II. Willett In the chair, ami J, 8. Williams Sec
retary. The object of the gathering was to dis
cuss the outlook nnd arrange for the coming
election, nnd the greatest unanimity prevailed.
The first business done was to adjust the proba
ble expenses of the campaign among the candi
dates, which was satisfactory all around. The
following Committees were then appointed:
Finance—Dr. Ferris. Thomas Boyd, K. Z. Her
rick, W, .1. .Wilks, P. Oonboy, A. Reem,
Richard Bowen, George Mason, Thomas
Qoodwlllle, and 9. W. Wheeler. Printing—
W. M. Taylor, U. U. Donnelly, nnd L. D. Con
dee. The declination of Hiram Vandvrpool,
nominated for Assessor, was received end
unanimously accepted, and Joseph U. Grav, of
the First District, was put upon the ticket In
his place. Mr. Vanderpool Is understood to
have declined with the expectation of getting a
mongrel nomination fertile office of Collector,
which Is a more profitable position. Capt. J.
It. Coats was added to the Campaign Commit
tee, and the meeting adjourned uutfl to-morrow.
AUNBK TATLOU.
To the Public! Charles L. Easton has given
to the public, through a pretended Republican
organization, some slanderous resolutions with
which ho connected my name. All such actions
at this time, when wo are on the eve of a great
battle, arc intended to breed dessenslous and
disorganization In our rnuks, and are In the in
terest of (ho Democratic party, with which the
said Easton Is In sympathy; uml, as the interests
of the Republican party i outweigh my personal
Interests, 1 shall take no further notice of said
slanderous resolutions until (ho great battle Is
fought. Then 1 will pay my respects to them.
Auhbr Tatloh.
0108110.
Following is the Citizens* Colon ticket nomi
nated In tbo above town i For Supervisor,
John l.eivls, ol Oak Fork; Trustee for four
years, Warren T. llccor, of Austin: Assessor,
George Butters, of llidgclund; Collector,' Ar
mand D. J. Hooper, of Clyde; Town Clerk.
Joseph Humphrey, Car Shops.
o. w. oinniNßn,
of tho Seventh Ward, has been nominated by
the Republicans as candidate for Alderman.
He la said to bo a good man, and in every wav
worthy the support of tho taxpayers.
LAKB.
The Opposition party, which is composed of
Democrats mid Republicans who ere opposed to
the present administration in the Town of Lake,
held a Convention yesterday to put in nomlna
a ticket for the olllco of ■ Supervisor, Assessor,
Collector, one Trustee, 1 Clerk, and one Con
stable. Tho following ore the selections made:
For Supervisor, P. T. Uarrv; Assessor, Joseph
Oswald; Collector. F. W. Young; Trustee,
Charles Wolther; Clerk. Edward Uyrne: Con
stable, John Wenescula. George D. Plant,
Peter McQuro. P. T. Uurry, £d O’Grady, J. J.
McCarthy, and C. Walthers were selected as
Executive Committee.
The Republican Convention tor nominating
town officers convened at tint Tuwh Hall at 3
o’clock yesterday afternoon. Cant. A. CJ. Potter
was elected Cbalrman, nml William Haltcgan
Secretary. The Convoutlou proceeded imme
diately to balloting for candidates, with the fol
lowing result: For Supervisor, George Muir
head; Assessor, 0. 8. Rodllold; Collector, Peter
Murphy; Trustee, Rudolph Rioster; Clerk, Ed
ward Byrne; Constable, Hugh Mullens. Tho
following Campaign Committee was elected:
E. A. Wood, Fred L. Kinney, P. H. Duggan, J.
C. Porter, and Thomas Saunders.
Mr. George Mulrhcad, who heads tho rtepub-
Hdan ticket, lives at Englewood, and has held
the office of Assessor of rho town for tho last
four years. He is also Water Commissioner of
tho town, and was formerly engineer of tho
Cook County Normal School. Air. C. S. Red
field also Uvea at Englewood, where he does
businesses an Insurance agent. Peter Murphy
Is a saloon-keeper, and has held the office of
Collector for the town lor the last two years.
Rudolph Blester is a draughtsman lu the em
ploy of the Rock Island Railroad Company, and
lives in the vicinity of Uie ■ Rock
Island shoos. Ha held tho ofilco
at Town Clerk for the years 1870-’77.
Edward Byrne lives at tho Stock-Yards, and is
the present Clerk. Air. P. T. Borry, who heads
tho Opposition ticket, Ryes at Englewood, and
is at present in Springfield, he being Representa
tive liout the second District. Mr. Joseph
Oswald Is proprietor of the Hharpshootcrs' Park,
on Halstcd street, near Forty-seventh, and lives
on (lie premises. Mr. F. W. Young lives at
the Stock-Yards, mid Is In the packing business.
Charles Walthcr Is a saloon-keeper, and Uvea In
the nurthoost corner of the town.
Thu Opposition held a ratification meeting last
evening in the northeast corner of the town.
Hpccchcs wore made by Messrs. Adktoson,
Plant, McGurn, Watthcrs. Oswald, and others.
Tho speakers promised a reform In the expenses
and management of town afltirs If their ticket
was elected. A dlsoalch from Mr. P. T. Barry,
at Springfield, was rend, In which he said ho was
nut an aspirant for office, but he was In the
hands of Ids friends, nnd would do his best to
lead the Opposition to victory next Tuesday.
He will return homo Frldar morning.
CUT COUNCIL.
Miscellaneous lluslnesa, Including tho Oas
Question.
The Connell held an adjourned meeting last
evening, Aid. Tutcy In the chair, and absent
Pearsons, Gilbert, Cook, and Seaton.
Aid. Lawler, by consent, presented a resolu
tion authorizing the closing of Uio dty offices
nnd the suspension of street labor on election
day.
It was passed.
Aid. Rnwlelgh, by consent, submitted an or
der directing tho Department of Public Works
to report Uic cost of wfdcnlpg West Aladlson
street, from California avenue to Central Park.
. It was referred to the Committee on Streets
mid Alleys, West Division.
\Ald. Slaubcr. by consent, presented tho
charges of one Pfeiffer against Aid. Loddlng,
mid a resolution calling for a committee of five
to Investigate.
Aid. Loading handed In tho affidavit of Pros*
ecutlng-Allorncy Llnscotl, stating that Loddlng
had spoken to him about PfeilTer'i case, and bo
continued it iu order that the Council might net
on Pfeiffer's petition for relief. Loddlng had
never altered or given him any money to Influ
cncu his action. iU thought the SIOO fine was
too high.
Aid. Loddlng also sent np a receipt for S2O In
full tor nil demands to date (March IS), signed
by Pfeiffer's attorney.
All the documents wero sent to the Judiciary
Committee.
Aid. Ryan, by consent, presented a resolution
calling ou tliu Mayor to enforce the ordinance
passed in 130(1, making eight hours a day's work
for city employes.
It was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
OIL VERSUS GAS.
Aid. Rawletgh, by consent, handed in an order
directing the Department ot Public Works to
report an estimate for lighting with oil a largo
number, of streets in the West Division.
It was referred to the Committee on Gas.
Aid. McNally, by consent, offered a resolu
tion catling fur a committee of five to find out
before April 7 what was the best apparatus ami
material, other than gas, used to other cities for
lighting purposes.
The Council refused to suspend the rules to
put the resolution on Its passage, so It was sent
to the Committee on Gas.
Aid. Lawler, hr consent, presented the peti
tion from the United Bricklayers, protesting
against the employment of Ineompenent men as
Inspectors of sewers, buildings, viaducts, etc.
It was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
The ordinance for the repeal of the one au
thorizing the opening of Winchester avenue to
Ogden avenue was taken up. the Committee on
Streets ami Alleys, West Division, having re
ported iu favor ot placing it on file.
Aid. Rawlelgh moved that the ordinance be
passed.
The motion was not agreed to.
A petition for an engine-house In tlie vicinity
of Ogden and Western avenues was referred to
the Committee on Fire and Water.
MORE ABOUT GAS.
The Committee on Gas reported back, with
the recommendation that It pass, the resolution
of Aid. Stanber, directing tlie Department of
Public Works to report the probable cost of
lighting with oil the streets lu which the gas
companies refused to put nines.
After somo talk as to whether the gas com
panies could refuse to lay mains when ordered
by the Council,
* Aid. Smyth moved to refer to the Judiciary
Committee, with Instructions to report ou thu
matter, and Die motion was agreed to.
Tito Committee on Gas reported In favor of
the passage of the order directing a division of
the gas appropriation among the divisions in ac
cordance with thu number of lamps.
The report was placed on flic.
OAKOAOR.
' Thff Committee on Hehlth and County Ref
lations reported an ordinance In relation to
Garbage, and it was, passed in the following
shape:
Section 1. No person or persons shall throw,
nlace, or conduct, or sutler Ills or her servant,
child, or family, to throw, place, or condutft Into
any street, alley, or tot. any putrid or unsound
beef, cork, (lib. hides, or skins of nnv kind, or
any Itltti, rubbish, dune, dead anhiml. garbage,
oyster shells, or any unsound or offensive matter
whatever, or anything likely to become offen
sive.
But every such person shall deposit all garbage
and ashes from his or her premises In separate
boxes or vessels, to be provided wltba ltd or cover,
to bn situated In some proper or convenient ntace
upon his nr Her said premises, where the name can
be easily and conveniently removed by the scav
enger.
Nor shall any person allow such ashes, filth,
dutiir, garbage, offal, or other offensive matter ns
aforesaid, to be or to remain upon lliolr premises
or In any oul-bout>e, stable, privy, or other places
owned or occupied by them, or in any alley or
street in front of such premises, In such manner as
to lie offensive to the neighborhood, and any per
son who shall violate any provision of this section
shall be fined In a sum not exceeding $5.
tier. 52. This ordinance to bo In force thirty days
from and after its passage.
oil on (us.
Aid. Cary desired to introduce an order di
recting the Comptroller to cuter Into a contract
with t lie party or firm making the lowest bid
for lighting the streets.
Aid. Cullcrlou objected.
Aid. Cary said lie only desired to got the mat
ter bcforc ihe Council so that they could de
termine how the appropriation was to be ex-
E ended,—for gas or oil, or part gas aud part oil.
[c moved to suspend the rules.
The motion was not agreed to—yeas, 12: nays,
17,ns follows:
)>a«-Tuloy, Ballard, Carr, Phelps, Mallory.
Oliver, Smyth, Rlezner, Itawloigb. Knopf, Ryan.
Stnuber.
Mm—Panders, Tally, Tamer, Loading, duller
ton, Hlordsn, McNally. Lawler, fiddler. MeNur
oey, Throop, Nicies, Waldo, Wettorer, Janssens,
McCaffrey. Jonas.
The Council then adjourned.
SEED-TIME.
MINNESOTA.
gjuciat DitoalcA 19 His TVfftune.
Anoka, Anoka Co., March 20.—The greatest
trouble wo have to fear this season is a lack of
moisture. Ground too dry. Very little sowing
done. Area largely increased. Cold and frost
not yet out*
Sn*clal Pltpateh to Tht IVlStma.
Monms, Stevens Co., March 26.—N0 seeding
done yet. Area sown will be increased fully 100
per cent. About ouo-olghih of the old wheat
on buml.
Special TUtttaUh in Tht Tribunt.
Ijomb, Browu Co., March 20.—Ground very
dry. Had no snow or rain. No wheat sown
worth mentioning. Shall not increase area this
season of wheat. About oao-half tho spring
wheat yet unsold.
IOWA.
Special Dtnxuch to Tht Tribune.
Vboa, Jefferson Co., March SO.—Ground
heavy. Frost out. Farmers sowing wheat ami
nets. Acreage same as last year. Area of llax
will be largest ever put in. Winter wheat is
tine. Surplus of corn gone forward. One-third
of the old wheal on band.
£p;dai Pttpaich to Tht TVfSuru.
E9TIIRUVILT.B, Emmet Co., Maich 20.—Severe
snow-storm Saturday. Ground frozen at pres
ent. Some lowing done between tho 7th and
Ifith. Thu prospects now are that the acreage
of wheat will be decreased.
NEBRASKA.
mxelal Pltpateh io Tht Tiibvht.
Albxandiiu, Thayer Co., March 80.—Have
commenced sowing wheat, Some have finished.
Average increase, SO per cent. Winter wheat
coming out well. But little old wheat on bund.
Special Pltpafch fa TSs TVibuns.
Fainnsu). Clay Co., March 90.—One-half the
spring wheat lu. Prospects of better weather.
Some farmers have been sowing to-day. The
area of all kinds of grain will be Increased 80
Ear cent. There la but little surplus wheat ou
a fid.
ILLINOIS.
Ostein! Dttpatch la The frtSuns.
Dwiout, March 80.— Farmers a littlo nervous.
Watching and watting. Been raining more or
less all day. High time we were at work.
A French Duel.
The French are a curious people. Two army
surgeons have lust fought a duel in the fiols do
Yluceuuea. Cue wounded tho other badly, and
Ihcu fraternally dressed hU opponent’s wound
qud helped him to a carriage.. Having thus
proved bu gallantry and humanity be wenthomo
uud—committed auicido.
HARD TIMES.
The Causes and the Cures of the
Evil.
Lecture by Theodore Tilton at Henhey
Hall.
TheodoreTlllonlcctnrcd to a good house last
evening In Ilcrshcy Hall on "Heart's Esse:
A Plain Talk on Hard Times." The subject was
not a new one, but Its double-barreled title and
tho ever-present curiosity of the average Amer
ican audience to hear a lecturcrwho, lu addition
to being witty and eloquent, has boon the hero
of a trsgedy, or one of the actors In It, sufficed
to draw an audience which nearly filled tho hall
to completion.
The lecturer made his entree a little after 8,
and, without resorting to the needless ceremony
of having anybody Introduce him, began bis talk
bv promising not to be romantic or sentimental,
but practical, and to sav something which, be
hoped, would encourage men and women In
these truly hard times. He then drew a har
rowing picture of what people had come to.
Immigration crowded the country, mid the cry
was, “Give us work; give us bread.” Yet every
rational problem admitted of a rational solution.
Tho three questions to sik were: "What Is
It!” "Why Is It!” and " What then!” and the
three answers were, "Hard times,” "Every
roan baa a dlllcrcnt theory,” and "Every
theory proposes a different plan.” The
tbcorlzers bad as much sympathy with one an
other aa Dr. Johnson said the Irish people had
for each other,—or were tike the Chicago news
papers, In that they never spoke well of one
another. [Laughter.] One man wanted more
greenbacks, another wanted co-operalinn,others
were crying that labor was being ruined by tho
advent of the wooden-shoed alien from China.
It must be conceded. In the first place, Hint
the present state of affairs could not he imme
diately remedied, and. In the next place, Unit it
must be manfully endured. To tills end he
would therefore offer some suggestions which
had occurred to him os being pertinent to the
times. There was, he declared, uo other nation
on the globe In which the heart broke down as
soon as it did In this country. Last year there
wns the pestilence in the South; but even hero
In the North, where there wns no pestilence,
men were dying fully forty years before their
time. The work which the American people
Imd been doing hau been, at the sumo time,
steadily undoing them. Sumner, Agassiz. Bay
ard Taylor were onlv prominent examples of
those who had died of overwork. This overwork
had gradually worked out n typical American
face,—wlmt. In architecture, would bo colled
"the long-pointed atvlc." The young man of
the period was sallow-featured, narrow-checked,
long-fnccd, and Ids voice had deserted Its natural
tabernacle—the mouth—for the higher climate
of the nose. [Laughter. I It was a good deni
as Cboriuk Matthews had said,—that the country
was one In which you hod to do everything in
twenty minutes. This overwork had written Us
look la every American face. The American
people were tnarkeu by three distinguishing
peculiarities—hurry, flurry, and worry. [Laugh
ter.] In Germany clerks In Uic bunks and busi
ness-houses wentuomc to dinner, and the places
of business were closed from 12 to 2. No low
of Congress, no recommendation of the Presi
dent of the United titutes, could ever bring the
business-men of this country to that. [Laugh
ter.)
To mnko It oven worse, whisky Imposed an
Immense amount of additional labor on the
pulse and body. Then the sports of the present
day were not calculated to prolong life. Hoc
nan, the boxer; Brown, the oarsman; and doz
ens of other athletes, had died voung, and It
might even be said that O’Leary, the pedestrian,
had died quite young. (Lnuptitcr.J In foci,
the lecturer was prepared to say that, in the
long run, the loser of the race was the winner.
[Applause.] He didn’t wonder that the heart
was desperately wicked, seeing that It was so
outrageously overworked. [Applause.] Just
now this nation was squandering Its principal
treasure by wearing out and wasting away Its
heart, and the prime duty of the American peo
ple was to recover their heart. [Applause.] And
then that heart would suggest that the next
thing was good cheer. He observed that this
city, was about to throw off Its troubles and to
embark on a halcyon sea of pleasure on board
" Her Majesty's .Ship, Pinafore." ..[Laughter.]
lie strongly advocated attendance on the thei
tres as a gloom-dlfipcller. Cheerfulness was as
much a natural duty iu peace as patriotism la
war. [Applause.]
But what would bring back content! In his
view the oath to It must lie through moderate
desires. Wealth did Dot always bring happi
ness, power, or Joy. Alexander conquered the
world, ami sighed for more worlds to conquer.
Had he heart's easel There were two ex
tremes,—asceticism and Inordinate gratification
of desire,—both of which were to bo avoided lu
favor of the middle ground, for in controlling
one's desires consisted the true heart's .ease.
I’owcr could nut confer It, riches could not
achieve It, and poverty could not deny It. [Ap
plause.]
And yet. In the drama wo were to play, It wns
well to remember JfamleVt advice to the players:
"Be not too tamo, either.” When business de
cayed and hopes fell, let courage mid pluck ani
mate and a noble purpose direct. Hu who had
these three virtues lu his breast—and they oil
meant icf/f—was the true hero of the hour, if
the time had come when It was hard to earn a
living lor one's self, let that one try to cose tho
burden hy living tor others. There whs do
heart's cose without love, mid bardlv any with
it. [Blight applause.] There was this differ
ence between family and home,—the one was
ancient, tho other modern. Hume, as now un
derstood, was as unkuown In patriarchal
times as It now was to the Indians
of tho East, mid Its fulfillment was
owing to the power mid the influence of womau.
As an American traveler. Just returned from a
foreign shore, ho was proud to sav that homo In
Its nilfllluicut existed in tho United States.
[Applause.] Hero It came to its coronation.
Hence the question became pertinent, what en
dangered the home iu this land! it wns com
mon enough to hear that this or that cause was
subversive of tho family: but there wasno In
fluence so subversive of the family an the Influ
ence of these bard times. Tho number of mar
riages rose and fell with tho prlcu of bread, and
there was u deal of truth lu tho proverb,
" When poverty comes In at tho door, lovo flies
out of the window." [Applause.]
In view of tho present situation, ho had two
suggestions to inalco. and tho first was to culti
vate the domestic affections. When would Uto
average man be found In tho Interesting predic
ament of playing with his children on the floor
when company camel L’harlamagne, with the
cares of Empire resting upon him, found time
for tho family, while nowadays a man was worn
out with tne anxieties of a grocery. [Laughter.]
Many a business man in this nation uover know
tils family, Its moral wealth, Us herolu capablll
ty. Us courageous endurance, till, In Iho down
fall of bis fortunes, ho found for the first tlmu
that ho had all along had a treasure Inexhausti
ble mu) unmeasurable la his own home. (Ap
plause.]
Ills next suggestion was to woman. Be be
lieved In woman. Ho held to the Hootch proverb,
" All women are good,"—good tursomethlug or
good fur nothing. [Laughter.) Now was tho
time for women to cbousa which end of the
maxim they would boar for iho ornament of
their breasts, and In their peculiar sphere they
could do more to relieve tne press
ure of these hard times than could
any system of finances or any scheme
of. co-oporatloii. [Applause.] The world
knew the story of tho fruitless, agonizing search
of Lady Franklin for her lost husband, but the
pathos of tbo story would bu further enhanced
when It was known what agony that woman
suffered when, after the knowledge of his
death, she bitterly thought bow, during his
life, she had fulled to bear out fur him tbo full
■cope of n wife's love. "If there be," contin
ued the lecturer, "any good wife and true who
hears my words to-night, and knows that lu
these days of troubled business her husband Is
' buffeted and beaten of many storms, let the
word of sympathy tremble on her 11ns
while yet he may bear, let It gleam
from tier eves while ho mav eee, let
It beat In her heart while yet he may
feel It; for in this way It will be a thousand-fold
more precious to him than wbcu carved after
wards on the whitest of marble and erected In
the most sacred of cathedral aisles." [Ap
plause.]
Heart's easo demanded, also, the enlighten
meut ef tho human Intellect, as well as the cul
tivation of the domestic affections. There wss
need of morelyceums. The American citizen and
bis newspaper were, like Webster's Idea of a Ka
f übhc, "one and Inseparable and It was safe
o say that the American people oat-read man
kind. (Laugbtvr.) There were large papers lu
London and Paris, but no European know what
every American knew,—how to feed the Intellect
only on newspapers. [Laughter.] He would
not disparage the press, but tho newspaper was
the history of a day, ami should
he read In conjunction with the history
of all times. ' Thu laboring classes fondly
thought—and they numbered thousands of In
telligent people—-that trade could bo made
brisk, rents reduced, bread wade cheaper, and
bard times abolished by law. Of course, this
was an expectation that could not be fulfilled,
and there were but two wujs to meet it,—look-
Ing to tho future; nnd being mindful of the his
tory of tho past. It was a time to read what had
made and unmade, Republics, and especially was
this true when It was Remembered bow there
had grown up In tho country a pride of tho
people In the occupancy of public offices, and
there was a movement to fling aside the experi
ence of history and create for a President of the
United States a third term. [Applause.)
Hut books were not to bo read so much for
the purpose of gaining political prudence as for
personal consolation. Heart's case demanded
the cultivation of the Ideal and esthetic facul
ties of the human mind. Even from gross old
Jack Falstalt came the purifying sigh, M a bab
bling of green fields.** John Stuart Util found
consolation In the music of Weber and tho
poetry of Wordsworth, and Frederick the Great
In hla flute, and there were times In the life of
every man when the music of Schubert's sere
nade came with more value than the mariner's
compass, or Iho magna chnrta, or a bonanza
mine. If bis hearers could do so, and at the
same time be Chicagoans, ho would advise them
to go back to thetr book* and their music.
[Laughter.]
And thle esthetic culture should go side by
side wlib the religions. To lake away tho
Christian religion was to take away (he only
agency on which the people of Ibis nation rolled
for the cultivation of the supreme faculties of
the mind. Mr. Tilton apoko long and earnestly
on this theme, denouncing what be termed tho
present keen, critical, and brilliant attempts of
certain Iconoclasts tojiupcrsede, to set aside,
and to trample underfoot the Christian faith.
There was another plan for alleviating tho
present hard times,—n plan whose beneficence
everybody admitted but nobody adopted. It
was known As the restoration of confi
dence. Stagnation In business, idleness In tlie
workshop, emptiness of pockets, was simply
because there was falseness in men’s hearts.
The Pittsburg riots and the "failure ” of the
Glasgow Bank were the two chief events of the
century which shook the public mind. One was
the Incarnation of revolution, am| the other of
speculation. Now, there' never would bo any
restoration of confidchrc until there.was a res
toration of a higher standard of ethics. Tho
Pittsburg rioters were petty offenders com
pared with those scheming, plotting, robbing
Glasgow Bank Directors,—the champion high
waymen of the world,—mid when this nation
learned to rightly appreciate and punish such
villainy as the betrayal of trusts, then might lb
look for a restoration of confidence.
And here Mr. Tilton touched upon that sub
ject of pressing Importance, the labor troubles.
The first trouble of that kind In this country
had been the revolt against slavery. Two thou
sand years ago Cicero gave utterance to the
thought that "To be a mechanic was to be &
menial, nnd a workshop Is a place of degrada
tion." There had been vast strides since then.
Just afterwords Christianity came In. There
had been Important revolutions In government,
education had exerted its beneficent snav, and
now, Instead of a Louis XIV. proudly exclaim
ing, " 1 urn the State,” the laboring classes
might Justly stand no uml boldlv and
truthfully declare, "We uro the Stale.”
In the future elevation uml enlightenment of
the laboring dosses lay America’s hope. But lb
was Idle to say there was no ground for alarm.
The reason the foundations were Insecure was
that labor, which had wrought out so ninny
great und mighty works, stood like a giant un
employed, saving. “I have labored. and olhcra
have entered Into the fruits of ray labor." Them
whs no exaggeration In all this. The complaint
was deep-seated, nnd who could tell when lb
would burst forth ? The nation hung
between the hope ho had point
ed out nnd this ever-present fear.
The watchword was not resumption, not In
flation, not the abolition of tbo tariff, or the
revival of free trade, or co-operative Industry,
"Quench all this Babel of theories," said the
lecturer, as he closed, "and give car to the still
small voice Unit says to men und nations,
'Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of It
are the Issues of life.' And so good-night."
[Applause.]
LEXINGTON (Ky.) CENTENNIAL.
Lexington, Ky., March 20.—Tho Centennial
celebration of the first settlement of Lexington
will take place on Wednesday, April 2, when a
vast assemblage from this mid adjoining States
is expected. Preparations are being made on
the most extensive scale to make the occasion
worthy ibe ancient reputation of Lexington fur
hospitality. Invitations have been sent to Pres
ident Hayes, and most of the distinguished men
In Washington City and the other leading cities
of the United States, und Already many have
signified their Intention to bo present. The ex
ercises will consist of a grand military nnd civic
procession, orations, nnd the firing ot 100 guns
at sunrUo and at sitnsnt; to close with u grand
banquet, on the order of the famous baroccut
outertoimneots fur which Kentucky is famous.
DENTISTS.
Special Dltpaich to The Tribune.
Ann Ardor, Mich, March 2d.—Thu Michigan
State Dental Convention met hero to-day. Dr.
George Field, of Detroit, presided. A largo
number of dentists were present. Drs. Henry
Comic, a graduate of tbo Peon Dental College,
J. if. Farnsworth, a graduate of tho Now York
Dental College, and 11. N. Lathrop, a graduate
of the Cincinnati Dental College, were admitted
as members of the Association. Eight promi
nent dentists will go to Lansing to-morrow to
push their bill for the regulation of the practice
of dentistry* In this State. The bill comes up lu
the Senate to-morrow, und is expected to pass.
Morn trouble la anticipated with the House.
Numerous papers on dental subjects were read.
Bilious disorders, liver complaints, coitlcenciu,
dysocDiifl, cic., are speedily removed by Ur.
Jayne’s Sanative Till*. Thirty years’ use bus
proved them superior to all oilier remedies for tbo
euro of Ihu vnrtnue disunion for which they bio
recommended. In their action they are mild and
certain, and mar be taken at any time without risk
from exposure.
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ou l,ouo »(|. ft. surface with a.mw Views,
. . TOPIC Edit TIIIU WEEKS
TO.NIOIIT—Tho I’arU Exposition.
FRIUA Y—Anclmitl'aWtlnu and Jerusalem.
SATURDAY—Life uf Oliriit and i’atcsllnc.
Mntineca 1 To-day. J:3O, Life uf Christ ami Palestine.
Harnniay—special Tour Through Paris (ol
scholars and teachers, giving the chief HUiurlo hcunus
and Art Ualterles. Tlrlidsua and .viceulsi for sale ar
Root a Bona' and Dos oitlce,
OKU. D. CARPENTER. ManT.
TTA VIIKI/I’M TIIILVI'ICEL
JLX J. ii. UAVkltliY Proprietor and Maoagerl
TUB ONLY Niatir OF KINO LEAR. LAST NIGHTS
THIS SEASON of the Eminent Tragedian,
JOHN McOULLOUGH!
Supported by tbo I'opuUr Actor, >
oi-a: .agrees eabroit.
And *Suportor Company, under tJio management of
Wm.M. Connor. TliUTuunday NUlu, MarcliSd,;
zcxisro- Xjß-ajr,
King Lear JOHN McCULLOUOfI
Edgar Charles Barren
To-morrow (Friday) Nlghl-RKNEFIT. OF JOHN
McCULLuUOH—Grand Rouble mil.
Monday. March Sl-RION IIOGCICAULT end Com
pqpy in THE bHAUUIIRAUN, splendidly got up.
JTOOLIII 'M i lIEATKI).
Ices-11, 7.1 c, 60c, anbtfe. Matlaecs-780,600 A SSe,
The management are Pleased to announce that they
have arranged with Mr. 11. J. Sargent for a limited
number of nights, commencing Monday, March U, for
the famous actress. _ .
JWIIf. HELENA MOIUESKA.
(Countess lloxentai. supported by a flrtl-claas Ursmstla
Company, selected by herself to accompany her during
the present season.
Monday, Tuesday, ami Wednesday Evenings, and
Wednesday Matinee, CAMILLE.
Fitter Krld * r Saturday Matinee,
Saturday Night, OAMILLB.
THEATRE.
A Complete, Artistic, and Popular Success,
H. M. S. PINAFORE.
With Its Incomparable array of Artists, perfection la
mounting, and beautiful dressing, vfll be continued
ever/ “JFfl'.Wf “nth funner notice,
MATINEES WEDNESDAY A ill) SATURDAY.
Order carriage# for lOilß.
wKVra msffmwmmjs w * x *
CHUUai 111/K.
ABT SOCIETY.
The Management of Ibis Society have decided to sell
a limited number uf tickets lu other than Associate
Members fur their Concert on Friday Evening, the sails
lust., at the Methodist Church block, si It each. In
cluding reserved seats, which can be obtained at Lyon
A HssfVs.
HA.I1 1.I:VH1:VH TlliMTUi:,
*7 Clsrk-it., opposite Court-House.
To-night, and balance of week,except Sunday Matinee,
MILTON SOULES in THE PIKMiX.
Sunday Matlnee-A MAN OF TUB PEOPLE.
TITUS. I,Y.IIAiVM
PRIVATE LECTURE TO LADIES,’
This Afternoon at do’clork, at Chapel of &L Paul’s Ra- .
urtnod Episcopal Church, cor. carpenter and Wash* l
logtvn-eu. Admissive, 36 cts. *
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