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STEVENS.
The Much-Desired Young Mon Do
Not Turn Up.
Unsuccessful Effort to Get Hold
ot* Miss Nolllo St* Clair.
The Trial Bogind* Nevertheless—
Hunting /or ftirors.
A Day Spent on tho Work, and Not One
Secured.
An lUnstratlon of tho Questioning They
Are Pat Through.
THE DRAMATIS PERSONiB. .
There was a rush for scats in tho Criminal
Court yesterday morning, and Bailiffs had to bo
stationed at the doors to prevent crowding.
They succeeded n* to the main floor, but tho
galleries, from whence a belter view con bo ob
tained of those Inside tho bar, were over*
packed, the crowd extending out Into the cor
ridor*. Stevens wa* attended by hi* father, an
elderly gentleman, who seemed sod and dis
tressed, and watched his hoy closelyonce or
twice ho was on the point of crying. Iho three
sat near Emery Storrs, who is also of counsel,
mid Mr. Trudo. On the other side of the
witness-stand, ot tho Btato’s-Attomey's tabic,
were Mrs. Young, tho mother of tho murdered
girl? Annie Coon, who came to the surface In
Aionday’a proceedings? and two other women,
friends of the Utter.
As soon as the session opened the names of
Uvo wltnram tor tlio detail, were railed over,
end, M on the prcvlou. dny, quite s number ot
them wore minim,. • Amonß the absentees nerd
all tho jonne men who wore claimed to have
been lothnato with Mr.. Stcvcnai alio, her
alleged /emalo anoclaie. Nellie Bt. Clair.
SMITH AND HIS DAUGHTER.
Tho father of the latter, however, was on
hand, and, when he said “ here,” ho was asked
to step forward and bo sworn. In answer to
Mr Trudc, bo testified Unit bo hod a daughter
named Addlo. She was not known as Nellie
at- Clair to his knowledge. Bho did not live
awov from homo. _ ■ , .
Tho Court—Tho question Is, Where Is she
Mr. Trudo remarked that he had to Identify
her as somebody else before ho could nlako
himself Intelligible.
Mr. Smith continued! She was living aycar
ago In Franklin, in this State. 1 last saw her In
Chicago ot home'. No, 317 West Madison street.
! j don’t know where she Is now,— where she has
gjne. 1 have not hcord from her since she
•w.-nt awav: she left lost Thursday."
“ Did sue ever live with Miss Hell Dlmlckl ”
“I don’t know any such person.”
“Did you hear she was living with her!”
i. va air.” ,
■ "Doit sbo Ilvo In jour Inmlljl”
“ Wai 'lie »o living up In Tlmndnjt”
** Yes sir.”
« What did alio say when she loft!"
“Sliu said she was going off to spend tho
summer. She did the same last year."
Tim Court—ls she a grown woman?
"Tea, air." . . • , -
Mr. Trude—-Has abe any relatives in Frank
lin?
" No,—friends." .
“ Whcra U Franklin?" • • , ¥ ,
"On Uio Norlbwcatom Railroad—l don’t
know tbe.county—about fifty miles from Chi
cago."
" Do you know Elfolt?"
“YcS."
" When did ypu.lest see hlra at your house?"
" The last time was when 1 tinned him out of
doors. That was about a ychr ago."
"■\Vby did yon turn him out of doors?"
• "Because T thought bo bad bo business
there." . -
" Was Hint the only reason?"
"Yes, sir." .
The Court Intimated that this was extraneous.
- Mr. Trade claimed that Elfolt wont to take
the girl away, • ,
The Court asked Die object of this prelimina
ry examination.
Mr. Trudo auswered, to find out .where Uie
girl was. She was a very Important witness.
Everything possible hod been done to get her
wlthlu the Jurisdiction of the Court, und bo be
lieved abe was concealed In this city. Eight
prominent hico in Uie epunty were Interested in
keeping her out of the wav.
SKIRMISHING.
Stalc’s-Attoruby Mills objected to such whole
sale statements affecting citizens. There was
uofouqdstlfin for them.
Mr. Trudo—Do you mean to say there land
foundation for them?
• fitatc’s-Attomcy Mills—None whatever.
Tho Court—lt Is not ncccsJmry to refer to
these matters. Tho question Is os to Uie wit
ness. Are you ready for trial? Imustsayyou
have dotio all you could to get this woman hero.
I don’t want any remarks made abont indi
viduals, and .the. character of tho cose or the
testimony, except In tho form of affidavits to
ho presented to tho Court.
Mr. Trudo was desirous of avoiding anything
of Uie sort, and proposed to see tTint it was
avoided on the other side. Whatever state
ments bo made ho should see Unit they were
substantiated by actual tacts.
Henry Gilbert was thou called for, bat bo did
not answer.
The CourtTcmarked that witnesses must re
spond to their names; if not, they would bo
punished. A case of that kind occurred Mou
day, and hs did not propose to have .another.
[Ho referred tp Aumo Coon.]
Mr. Storrs suggested that, when Uie witnesses
finally made their appearance, as some of them
doubtless would. Itwmild perhaps save time it
the Court should admonish them of tho vital
importance of being at all limes within reach.
The Court said he would do that. ,
Tho defense then aunouoml that they were
ready.
WINNOWING THE jtmORS,
As is usual when such a case Is to bo tried,
>four times the number of jurors had been sum
moned on tho regular panel so as to have the
legal number (twenty-four) alter all who had
proper excuses were allowed to go. Of the 100,
only fifty-four answered to their nambs. Of
these, twenty were dismissed for one cause and
'another by tho Court. There were still ten
more than there could be under Uio statute, so
tiic Clerk drew ten names out of a hot, and ten
more happy men left Uio court.
Before this was done, however, Mr. Tru'de
put in a plea for a " polyglot " jury (not all
merchants), winch the Supreme Court of Cali
fornia had decided a delcndant was entitled to.
The Court said "polyglot" applied to lan
guages, and not to trades.
Twelve of the twentv-fourwero then put Into
the box to bo examined as to thclrqu&lificaUons.
HENRY SHOEMAKER.
The fuu begins. Mr. Mills questions, sad the
.tandldate for jury-box honors responds]
“ What Is your name!"
“ fleery Shoemaker."
“ What Is your business! 11
“i keep a saloon,"
•• Wb«rel»
" No. 1000 Bouth Ualstod street."
"Do you reside there!"
"Tcs."
"Dow long have you ilvodfn Chicago!"
* 1 lived here nitccn or sixteen years."
" Aro you a married min!”
"Xos.”
"liaroyou a family!"
"Yes." ; .
"DM yon. ererhear ol th. nu of Paler
Bkvcus, which Involve. the killing of Jlamlo,
hU wlfol" “ ’
" 'through tbf) [iewepipcn.il
“ DM any one ever apeak to jou about til"
“ No. sir,"
Die rai , °romff"‘" U ‘° d,fC " a “* On, • W,, °'
" I did not."
“ Did you ever speak to him anywhere!"
“No."
any ‘ OQ6 ® Tcr to you about
*| None have."
hoccnlq?^ 00 aUy °h lDlo ° Mto hl< guUt or b
‘‘l have not, ajr.»
eiomo/tfr.&s!. u " t 01 *“* “iu“,l--Ur
not."
I Have yoif any scruple* of conscience against
death-penalty as such?”
I I have not when the law demands It.”
1 You hare no conscientious scruples?”
' No, sir.” _
TUUDE’S TURN.
“Wero you ever in this Court before as a
juror?”
“Yes.”
“How long ago was that!” . ....
“ It will ho two year* the coming August.
What case did you sit on I”
“Different small cases.”
“Wasn’t there one long easel”
“No, sir? I hover wo* hero oyer night,—dp to
7 or 8 o’clock, perhaps.”
“Aro you acquainted with tho State’* Attor-
Do **l saw him that time In court. That la alt
the acquaintance I have with him.”
«Do you know him verr wellif”
“No more than 1 would you t( 1 met you two
yC “nid you know anybody connected with bla
oincoaVtlmUmoj;;
!! Are vou acquainted with any ot tho officials
of the conrt?”
“Do'you know Mr. Weber,—the Assistant
Slate's Attorney?”
“I do.”
“How well do you know himl”
“No more than I saw him in court at the
time I was a Juror.”
“Your acquaintance began when you were a
Juror two years ogol”
4 “Yes.”
“Since that time have you bad any occasion
to call at tho office of the State’s Attorney for
aojy jiurposot”
“Orask* any favors or transact any bust-
De * B l ” ever have ”
“ With anybody connected with It?”
“No” . „ , .
“Hove you seen or talked to or with any per
son connected with that office since you sat as a
Ja tfi r -h.v.n0t,.1r.”
“ Have you road anything about this easel”
“1 read the paper accounts at the time lb
happened.” , , ...
“ Was Any impression left on your mind as to
the guilt or innocence of the person named fa
the articles?” .
“ I don’t think there was.”
“Have you ever talked about this case!”
“1 have not.”
“Hus the case been discussed (n your hear
ing!”
“ Not that I know of.”
“Do you know of any reason why you could
not give this defendant a fair ’mid impartial trial
according to the law and the evidence? ” .
“1 know of no reason.”
“ What papers do you read I ”
“Three dnlllca— StaaU-Ztltunff,
and Frele /Vrssr."
“Was no Impression left on your mind from
what you rend in auy or oil of those papers!”
“No, sir.” ....
“You stated that In particular cases you be
lieve In tho Infliction of the death penalty?”
“Ido, sir."
“Incases of murder!”
“Yes sir.”
“ By (hut you don’t mean In all cases of homi
cide—killing? there are different grades?”
“I should take the evidence anil the law.”
“You would not inflict the death penalty
where life is token In a sudden beat of passion
—no appearance of premeditation?”
“That would depend upon the evidence In tho
cose mid the law. 1 would not hang a man If
the law was not clear.”
“You believe In grading cases ot murder and
homicide?”
“Yes,sir? Ido.”
“You arc nob a believer In tree love, aro
you?"
"I am not?"
<■ you think there Is something sacred in the
marriage relation between husband and wife!"
** Yes." i
"Do you Know a man named Ravlln?"
"J,do not."
. a Qow long have you lived at No. 1000 South
Daisied street?"
"Since the Ist of last Amrast."
"Dow for Is that down?"
"It is In .the Fifth Ward, half a block south of
Archer avenue."
"Do vou know C. XL Sampson, Walter Elfelu
Utmt-v Gilbert, who used to slug (u the choir of
a church; J- M. DUlnger, W. E. Stitt, John
Hern Joint Crowley, Charles 8. Sweet, william
Rebni. Frank Engert, Charles Turner, or Will
iam Dclocyl" . _ , ; ,
" No* I Know a man named Doiacy, who owned
a stable once In Bridgeport."
a "No; a West Sldo nmol"
"I don’t know him.” ..
" Did vou ever attend any of the political
meetings of our friend, the Stoto’s Attorney!"
Stator-Attorney Mills— Do you want to learn
M lff l Trndo-Jlpi bo live. Id tlio Fifth Word,
wiiich ta Democratic.
” Mr. Starrs— That wouldn’t indicate anything
tt iio wr>nL to hear Mills.
1 Stato’s-Attorney Mllls-It might.
Mr Storrs—Ho might go for . the literary
gratification. That Is what they come to hear
m &Ir? Trudo then continued the examination of
l believe In the defense of Insanity?
Do vou behove U is possible (or a mau to become
insane from the pain of an extraordinary event,
or suffering under a heavy weight of continued
affliction j^ M
" Are sou a believer in wiiat medical men call
Insane impulse—lnsane paroxysms?"
." 1 don't know. I uever heard of anything of
Ul " You'would decide this case occordlng to the
law and the evidence?"
"1 would, sir." t •
"If after hearing the testimony, and tho ar
guments of counsel, and the Instructions of his
TT..mir the Judge you Imd a reasonable doubt in
vour rolhd os to wlioUier Stevens, at the time
hofimilbe shot, was Insane, would you give
him the benefit of that doubt and acquit him?"
"Yus if that was the law, and it was so de
cloud by IboJudßC."
“ Haro you any children I."
W 1 have. fib. four ot them. 1 *
" Would you decide this case independent of
anything that may have been said to you, or
wbot vou moy hove read or heard about It?"
,1 y eß Blr,"
"Do you know Mr. Hoffmann, the detec
tive?"
" No."
" Are you acquainted with anybody on the
police force?" « „ ,
"I have a brother on the police force."
" What Is his name?"
" Victor Shoemaker."
" Whore Is he stationed?"
" 1 think bo Is on Clark street—on the cross
ing; ho belongs to the Lake street squad."
" Has ho said nothing to you about this
ease?"
"No, sir." t ..
" When did you last see him?"
" Two or three months ago."
" Did any of the brethren oa the police force
speak to you about It?"
" No sir."
"The fact that your brother Ison the police
force, und that there may be police officials sit
ting at the State's Attorney’s table, would not
Influence your judgment?"
" No, sir."
•« O r coutrol your conduct as a juror!"
"No, sir; not In the leostl" ,
" You regard your duty as higher than the
Police Department?"
" 1 do." , ,
" And the influence of your oath upon yon as
stronger than any Influence they might exert?"
it Yes sir."
" Do you know onybody connected with the
Jail?"
“ I don't know as I do."
" Does your brother live with you!"
" No; lie Uvea on the North Side."
"You have never expressed yourself about
this prisoner In any shape or manner?"
"Not that 1 know of."
And after undergoing all this Mr. Shoemaker
was chsllcngcd peremptorily.
TELE BY TUB WAYSIDE.
After working away for an hour, the State’s
Attorney got font who were satisfactory to him,
and turned them oyer to the defense, having ex*
cuaed for cause J. F, King, a shoemaker, of No.
J£s Van Dureu street, who woe opposed to the
Infliction of the death penalty, and peremptorily
A. £. liall. a single man, who Uvea with his pa*
rents at No. I£U Indiana avenue, and is in the
hardware business. Mr. Trade, however,
got rid of Mr. Joseph 11. Gray, of Hyde
Park, because be wss over age; of
Jl. M. Singer, peremptorily, because he was too
liuelUgunt, perhaps, as ho said hcUvas unbiased:
of Mr. Shoemaker In die same way J and of Fred
Cooser, of No. 4U3 West Chicago avenue, be
cause bo was not certain os to thu dllferenco be
tween plaintiff wm defendant, and couldn’t read
the indictment. Only one of (he quartette wat
therefore left,'—Mr. A. 11. Berklns, a contractor,
3 bo Uvea at No. dll Ohio street. Before bo got
le requisite number be dropped L. M. Klseu
drath, of No, SJ| North Frunkllu slftet, as he
iiad an opinion wntvh it would require evidence
,tu remove. Ue hMidEd over to the plate’s At-.
, . nr 7 ■ Oi' ,■ : f
THE CHICAGO ■; TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY APRIL 9. 1870 -TWELVE PAGES.
torney William Loveland, of No. 1273 In
diana avenue, a coal ’ dealer, William Pnp
pcnthclm, a barber, .of No. 139 Chicago
Wcnue, and Thomas?. Partner, who works
|U a crocery store at No.,lilt Carroll avenue.
ITifc Slate’* Attorney extused Papponthcln per
omptorllv, ns ho sccgjed to have but a poor
hoowlcduo of the English language. Fred
Hade, of No. 817 Milwaukee avenue, took Ids
seat, bub ho tdo was.Rouped peremptorily.
The next one was Efl McDonald, an English
man, who, though ho <bad not taken out bin
naturalization papers, said ho had voted lor old
Waldo. He was, of cbiiftc, dismissed.
GOOD-BY. PERKINS.
At the afternoon session the tedious work
wo* resumed/ and Air. Perkins, who had hcon
accepted by both sides, was lost. lie sold his
mind,from what ho bad hbard, had become prej
udiced, and he did dob think he ought to servo,
lie intimated that the case had been talked over
by the Jurors during the recess.
This brought Mr. Storrs to his feet. If the
question of guilt or Itmoccuco had been made a
subject ot debate among thole who sab on tho
panel, he wanted to know It. lie nsKcd Mr.
Perkins 1! the matter had boon talked over.
“ Only to thin extent,” replied Mr. Perkins,
who was Interruntcd. hy Mm Btato’s-AUomcy
with, “ You needn’t state what.”
'l'hc Court—l will reqhlre It.
Mr. Storrs— ilas Hie subject of the guilt or in
nocence of the defendant been talked over since
Urn Court adjourned!
” To a certain extent.”
The Court—lias any one of the Jurors as
sumed to know the facts of the cssbf
“No, sir." n
“Or to tell them to you!” •
“No, sir; nothing more than they heard here.”
Evidently the juror had been misunderstood.
Ho referred to the talk between tho lawyer* and
jurors.
Mp. Storrs recognized tho prejudice Jo Mr.
Perkins’ mind as a cause of challenge.
State’e-Attorney Mills—Has anything been
said about the cose la your hearing out of the
court-room ?
••Nothing particulary.”
" Nothing about the merits! ”
“No.”
lie was released.
EMOTIONAL INSANITY.
In questioning one of the Jurors, Mr. Trudo
asked the question: “Do you believe a man
may become Insane temporarily by the pain of a
scries of misfortunes or suffering & terrible
affliction?”
“ Yes, I do.” wos tho reply.
“Do you believe such o person is legally re
sponsible?”
“I do not.”
“Suppose o cose,” continued Mr. Trudc.
“Suppose a wife had declared her Intention of
going Into a houso of prostitution, and
tho husband, bight . after night and
day after day, on his bended knees,
bad endeavored to recall her,—asked
her to reform and quit, and, after a promise to
do so, had been made to abandon that course of
life, would—
State’s-Attorney Mills objected.
Mr. Trudc said ho was supposing a stotoment
of facts that might or might not be proved.
He supposed he might ask any question not In
sulting or offensive to tho proper decorum of
tho Court for the purpose of exhausting his
peremptory challenges. Tho question was
nynotheilcal.
Btate’s-AUoracy Mills said ho would submit It
to tho Court.
I'hc Court ruled Rout. *
In another caso Stato’s-AUorncy Mills got
Into hot water.
" You wore asked," said ho to a. Juror, ‘ In
reference to the defense of Insanity, and espe
cially emotional Insanity. Does nnV apodal rea
son occur to your mind why the passion of jeal
ousy, ns such, should develop into insanity any
more than the passion of avarice or hate?"
“ 1 can't fully understand that question."
“ Do you know why the passion of jealousy
should develop Into a condition of insanity Jd ft
jealous person?”
Mr. Storrs though the question Improper.
The Court—Confine It to anv passion. ■ •
“ I can’t say I know of anv."
Btato's-Atloroey Mills—Do you know of any
icculiar characteristics or jealousy different
rom the characteristics of any other passion I
Mr. Storrs objected;
The Court'was Ihcllned to tblnk Mr. Milts was
going across the line. .
CAN’T GET A MAN.
When the State’s Attorney got four jurors to
his liking, Mr. Trudo or Air. Storrs was suro to
pick out some flaw, and It did seem as If they
never could be suited. This battlcdoro and
shuttlecock game was kept up all the after
noon, and the panel was gradually re
duced without any sdcoUons being made.
August Amboz, of No. 140 Dayton street,
escaped because ho couldn’t talk English. D.
L. lioonc. of No. 1150 Michigan avenue, was
challenged peremptorily, as was William 11.
Peake, of No. Wabash avenue, while C. W.
Stewart; of No. 1407 Portland avenue, and John
Staploton, Of No. 20 Ashler avenue, had opin
ions. Thu number was finally reduced to three,
—Thomas Watson, ot No. 07 West Duron
street, E. P. Anderson, of No. 1227
Shurtleft avenue, and Charles Kolbook,
of No. 203 North Green street,—who
wore in Stato’s-Attomoy Mills’ hands, and,
as tho defense insisted on having four to pass
on, the day’s work came to a stop. Up to this
time tho People had challenged five peremptorily
and ion for cause, and the defense three per
emptorily and three for cause.
The Court, therefore, issued a special veniro
for 100 more—good and true men under the
statutes—at 10 o’clock this morning. At the
rate of progress made yesterday, It is bard to
tell when a jury will bo secured. The problem,
If none cache secured out of twenty-four how
many will have to be summoned to get twelve?
Is a very hard one to solve. The examination of
jurors confirms the conjectures heretofore made
ns to.tho line of defense,—that it will bo emo
tional insanity. Tho Impression Is that it will
not stick, though fo\y entertain tho Idea that
Stevens will be hung. Thq guessoca tlx the
penalty at ten or fifteen years In tho Peniten
tiary.
RAILROADS.
THE WAHASII.
The railroad manaircra lu tula city feel qalto
confident that tlio Wabash Railroad baa given
up Its project of extending Us lino to this city.
The Wabash has had to travel over a rough and
ragged road during tlio last few weeks,.lawsuit
after lawsuit having been brought against It;
und, to cap the climax, tlio report comes from
New York that Us President, Mr. C. K. Garri
son, from whoso connection with the road great
results had been expected, had become
disgusted and resigned bis position. The Presi
dency is said to have been offered to Cyrus w.
Field and several other prominent New York
capitalists, but Uicy all decline to,bo saddled
with this wntoo elephant. Whoa Mr. Garrison
took hold of the Wabash ha thought he could
make It a paying properly by giving it the bulk
of tho business from tho Missouri PaclUe and
St. Louis, Kansas City ds Northern, und ex
tending It to Chicago to make It a rival of tho
yilnois Central and Chicago & Alton Railroad.
Put ho soon found out tuat the achemea wero
not feasible, und would ruin bis Missouri
proooatUja without benefiting tlio Wabasn to
any groat extent. He found that he would not
only have to light tho Chicago «fc Alton and
tlio Illinois Central Railroads, out also all the
lines leading - East from at. Louis. The
lines from HL Loula East which had boon get
ting tho bulk of tho business Irom tho Missouri
I’acillc und the Bt. Louis, Kansas City & North
ern quietly Informed the Commodore that If
that business eras diverted to tho Wabash they
would discriminate against his two Missouri
roads to tho sam extent. Hols too ahrowd a
man not to see that In a contest of this kind he
would bo badly worsted, and therefore ho
threw tho Wabash overboard, leaving it to find
shore the beat 1c can. It la generally predicted
limb tho Wabash will not bo oblo to surmount
Ita present dUllcultles, und that It Will bo forced
Into the hands ot a Receiver lo loss than six
months. It will probably tiufclly bo gobbled up
by Vanderbilt, woo pus bad a hankering after ft
for somo time past,.und be amalgamated with
his system of railroads. It Is also considered
doubtful If the Wabash will bo ablo to bold on to
Us latest acquisition, the Chicago A Paducah,
uml it will probably dually fall Into the hands
of the Illinois Central, .Railroad, the ouly road
to which it will bo of earthly uso.
WISCONSIN PROJECT.
flwctal iMiPOIcYJIe Ttu TrlSuns.
Watbrtowh, Wis., April B.—This city and
the Village of hake MHU are uow agitated over
the question of building £ railroad between the
two points. Tbo project Is as yet lo a crude
condition, although mailers connected with the
undertaking beeiu to assume a tangible shape.
Lake Mills, fourteen mllwl from here, is a flour
ishing little place, sUußtcfl’jn.the midst of one
ot the richest agricultural joglous In the State.
It is especially noted for ltd.superior dairy pro*
auctions, both In butter and cheese. At MU
forth three miles this side of Ljtke MUU, 1? the
extensive flourlng-mlll of N. fl. Greene* Son,
on the Crawfish Hlvor. This firm make large
shipments of flour, taking It up the Crawfish to
Hubhloton on a small steamboat, mid from
there shipping it by the Chicago, Mil
waukee * St. Paul Hallway. The near
est railroad points , to Lake Mills
are Johnson’s Creek, seven miles distant,
and Jefferson, ten miles away, both on the Chi
cago * Northwestern Hallway. To connect with
the Northwestern docs not seem to meet (lie
requirements of Lake Mills, as Milwaukee ap
pears to ho the most. natural projective point
for her under all circumstances; besides, a rood
to cither Johnson’s Creek or Jeff, reon dors not
atilt tin: wants of Milford. The chief reason
why Watertown is ?»relcrrcd arises from the fact
that hero Is a competitive point, being the Junc
tion of the Chicago, Milwaukee * St. Paul
Hallway and the Chicago & Northwestern Hall
way. The grade of the projected road would
be comparatively light, and but one bridge Is
required, the one that would 'span the Crawfish
at Milford. Lake Mills and Milford arc willing
to do their full share towards the building of
the road, ami If ibe Chicago. Milwaukee * St.
Paul Company meets them hull way ibero Is no
difficulty in the way of the .consummation of
the work. .At a meeting .favoring the
project, held at Lake Mills on the 3d Inst., n com
mittee was appointed composed of W. 8.
Greene, of Milford, ami Hubert Fargo, Enoch
Fargo, >V. 11. Phillips, and J. 11. Muycr,of Lake
Mills, to confer with officers ot the Chicago,
Milwaukee * St. Paul Hallway Company at Mil
waukee the present week on iho subject. Ills
proposed that these gentlemen be joined by a
Committee from this cilv having n similar pur
pose In view, and thus a concert'of action
formed IxHwccn the three places on a matter In
the success ot which thev all have an equal In
terest. W. L. N,
Tins WESTERN AGREEMENT.
Tho Western Iron-clad passenger agreement
Is a complete failure. It oppears that one or
two of the roads, while they signed It with one
hand, signed an order to their agents to violate
It With the other. The agreement. Instead of
bringing about an era of peace mid harmony,
has precipitated a serious war among the
various roads, and tho “cutting” now Is worse
than over. Several ot the scalpers whom they
have been prosecuting lately for dealing in rail
road tickets aro now employed by them to drum
up business, fur which service they are paid
large commissions. The blame for bringing
about this slate ol affairs Is laid on the Chicago,
Hock Island * Pacific, which is accused of hav
ing been Insincere when It signed the agree
ment, ami having sold shortly after
Us adoption emigrant and theatrical
tickets at greatly reduced rates.
'Hie Hock Island, on the other hand, claims
that It would have kept the agreement had it
not been for the fact that It found out that its
rivals had played false, and given passes and
other inducements to gain travel. All the roads
are now selling emigrant tickets to Denver at
$23, which is 810 less than the regular, rates.
Hut the trouble will hardly stop here, and
threats are being made Hint the rates to Omaha
and other Western points will be correspondingly
reduced In a few days. Ills claimed that ihu
Hock Island Is desirous of disturbing tho busi
ness to such an extent as to force the roads into
a pool on all Southwestern passenger business.
As most of the roads are opposed to such an ar
rangement a fierce and disastrous war must
necessarily bo the result.
AN EASTERN PROJECT.
SofClal Disrxz:eh to The Tribune.
PirrsuDUo, Pa., April B.—Judge Miller ami
J, R. Blrangbn, ot Wooster, 0., and M. F.
Randolph, of Columbiana County, Ohio, ad
dressed tho Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
to-day on the subject of a new railroad which It
is proposed to build from Chicago Junction,
0., to Reaver, Pa., connecting the branch lino
of tho Rattimoro & Ohio Road, running from
Chicago Junction to Chicago, with the Pittsburg
& £.4ko Erie line. 'Hie gentlemen named arc
db their way to Baltimore with a view of secur
ing the aid of President Garrett, of tho Balti
more’ & Ohio Road, to hypothecate bonds
sufficient to build tbu superstructure mid
equip the road. The people of Ashland, Wayne,
Starke, and Columblnna.Counlies, Ohio, profess
to bo able to raise money enough to purchase
tho right of way and grade the line. If the
new line should no pushed to completion, it will
bo teased to the B. &0. Co., mid will bo nm in
opposition to the Fort Wayne Road. The gen
tlemen are to remain uvcrUlirrcoidcntDonuotC,
of the latter corporation, can be seen. Tho
Chamber of Commerce adopted resolutions
offering hearty sympathy to the Ohio people,and
Indorsing their project.
CAIRO & ST. LOUIS.
SpedalDl/tpalch to The Tribune.
SmiNOpißivD, 1I1 M April B.—ln tho United
States Circuit Court to-day, in the case of tho
Union Trust Company, ot New York, vs. Tho
Cairo & St. Louis' Railroad Company, on the
Intervening petition of E. It. Corby & Co., of
Bt. Louis, an order was issued requiring Henry
W. Smlthcrs, Receiver, i«» show cuuso why ho
should not par petitioners’ bill and charge the
same to the account ot the operating expenses
ot the Rond. The bill Is for. supplies furnished
the Road by tho petitioner, and la quo of numer
ous claims of like character.
SALE.
Special Dleuatch to ‘i.ie Tribune.
Instanavous, April B.—Tlio Clerk of tho
United States Court to-day sold tho Indiana
North & South Railroad to Andrew J. Dull,
Manager of tho Lochicl Iron Works, of Pennsyl
vania, for the sum of SIO,OOO. The franchises
of thu road are valuable. Only twelve miles of
the lino in Fountain County tiro Qolihud. Tho
Lochiel Works hold all the bonds.
ITEMS.
Information was received here yesterday that
tho pooling arrangement between Uie Union
and Kansas Pacillc Railroads, and tho AUblson,
Topeka & Santa Fo Railroad, bad bean approved
by tho Directors of these roads, and that Uie
agreement will go into effect at once. An ad
vance in rates to all points on these roads ti
now In order.
Tho Peoria roads, in nccordonce with Uie re
quest of Uie Executive Committee of the Trans
portation Association, have rescinded Uioir ac
tion In regard to tho sale of 1,000-mllo tickets.
They have agreed to restore tho rato to three
cents per mile uutll a general meeting of tho
Association can ho hold. This meeting will
probably bo called for Tuesday at tho Grand
Pacillc Hotel, In this cltv, when booio uniform
action In regard to the sale of 1,000-mlle tickets
will be taken.
Mr. Addison Maodcll, Special Master Com
missioner lu the original cause of the Union
Trust Company vs. Thu Chicago & Lake Huron
Railroad, will proceed within a few days to ad
vertise llio Eastern DlvUlon.of the road for sale.
It will ho advertised for four weeks, and tho
sale will either taku place at tho National Life
building lu this city or at Port Huron. Ills
qulto possible that tho Grand Trunk Railway
will bid In thu road, which It Is bullcvcd will go
fur more than enough to pay all Uie Receiver’s
Indebtedness.
There is an Impression that tho Chicago «k
Alton will give an excursion on thu opening of
Its new extension to Kansas City. Ills authorita
tively stated that no such excursion or auy other
ceremony will take place on Uiat occasion, and ’
that thu line will bo opened quietly and unos
tentatiously without n* f blow-out" of auy kind,
if after a year’s work the earnings ore such as
to waarant a celebration, a grand Jubilee will be
arranged; until thou those who have been cal
culating on an excursion at the Company’s ex
pense must rest content.
Tho New York JIulUHn ot Friday slates that
Mr. Vanderbilt has deliberately bargained with
his competitors to charge five coots per 100
Bounds more on Western freights than the
ulUmore «fc Ohio, and threo cents more than
Uie Pennsylvania. Mr.'VandcrbiU prefers this
course to suffering Uie consequences of the
Company’s stock having been watered to dimen
sions that prevent it from competing with tho
Baltimore & Ohio. Ho has to rgovicly 8 per
tent per annum uoou over $40,00u;000 of Uctl
tluiis capital, and, thus requiring some $3,600,000
more Income than it legitimately should, it Is at
the mercy of Its competitor* and is compelled
to accept auy terms tu evade the competition,
Tho Detroit Free Vreu says t
The bond of the Chicago *fc Northeastern Rail
road Company and William 11. snd Cornelias Van
derbilt, to nay Into tha Union Treat Company, of
Now York, the Indebtedness of (be above road to
the Chicago & Lake Huron Railroad, waa filed with
Addison Maudell. Clerk of the United States Cir
cuit Court. Saturday. Toe bond Is given la the
sum of liJOO.OOU, ana Is executed by James 11.
Turner, president of tbs Chicago Northeastern
Railroad Company and William 11. and Cornelius
' covers tbo entire indebtedness of Vat
dorbllt’s road to the Chicane «fe Lako Huron, M
eluding the amount alleged to have been mlMp
uroortatedby William L. Bancroft. In cxcou-lug
(be uond before Dwight W. Pardee, Commlaaoncr
for Michigan In the Cur of Brooklyn. WlMiam H.
Yaanorbllt swore that bo lived at No. 431* Fifth
aveuue, in the City of New York, andlbstbu was
worth kdOO.yoo over .and above all labilities.
Cornelius Vanderbilt swore that bo lived**. No. Ti
East Thirty-fourth atreot, In tho Oil/ of . New
York, and that ho waa worth S(JOO,OiW over and
aoure aUuUludobtcducis,
CITY AFFAIRS#
Mr. fidrrlaon’s Views on the Subject Of
His Appointments.
Unabated Rush of tho rince-Hiinters—
Resignations la Order*
Artley Under Investigation Again--
The West Town Canvass.
MAYOR HARRISON.
UB OUTI.IHB9.niS I'OUOT.
There was very little that was exciting or out
of the usual routine In the local political hap*
penlngs yesterday. The ocllUon-drculators
were on the go, of course, mid the petition*
signers were kept busy, for they have adopted
the rule to sign for everybody, the understand*
Ing being, however, between Mr. Harrison and
such us he would bo likely to have 'any respect
for the wishes of that their signatures mean
nothing. The longest petition which hasso far been
exhibited (s in the hands of John Forsythe, who
la willing to take the position of Comptroller,
and, notwithstanding his experience fu politics
and in dealing with public men, he relics lm*
ullcltly upon it to cet him the place. Next to
tills, perhaps, In length, la one it) the hands of
John F. Scanlan, who comes up from the dead
Flatlet gang, or parly, aud lays claim to the po*
sllion of Superintendent of Blrccts,—not so
much on account of his fitness for the place, but
because his petition Is longer than any one
olio's, and Is signed by twenty Aldermen. Ollier
petitions arc afloat for everything, from Janitor
to Superintendent of the Police, und In a few
daya they will he handed to Mr* liar*
rlson, mid a few days later will be In
the hands of a Filth avenue junk-dealer. But
those who are putting in the best and most
effective work arc saving their shoe leather, and
they are acting wisely, for if Mr. Harrison is
not a political prodigy he will pay little atten
tion to petitions und make his appointments
from among those ho knows. Among these Is
Egbert Jamieson, who, while he could not give
up his, practice to become the candidate of the
party lor City Attorney, Is said bv some to bo
willing to give it up to take the place of Corpor
ation Counsel, and his chances, It Is thought,
will lie good if he can succeed In
smoothing down the opposition of John
Mattocks and at a few others. The probabil
ities are, however, that Mr. Jamieson wants no
olllcc. Another of this class Is M. C. Illckcy,
who would take the place of AssU-Supt. Dixon
if it was offered him. ffo Is said to bo calling
all manner of Inllueoccs to bear, und trying to
press some of the societies with which he Is
connected Into doing him service, nut that ho
wants that particular place, but Ju the belief
tiiut fiuot. acuvev’s tenure of olllcc will he
short, and that be will eventually got back to
his old place.
TUB HOLD-OVER ALDERMEN
continue to freely discuss the organization and
compaction of Die new Council, but. with the
exception of Aid. Tuley, it Is not believed that
any of them uro In the confidence of Mr,
Harrison, or that they have been consulted
with by him; hence whatever they soy
mu«t bo regarded simply os father to their
desires. They wopt, first, a working Ooroocratlc
majority,—the Democrats do,—and with this
they believe they can drive Mr. Harrison to do
pretty much as they please. To gel this they
have two schemes.—contesting the election of
some of the Socialists, mid throwing out their
votes on a technical error, and capturing enough
llepubllcuns for their purpose. They appear
bent, on getting Aid. Uvau hack by the first*
named plan, but that gentleman claims to have
discovered an easier; hut all ho would sav about
it, however, was to refer the inquirer to the or*
dlnaucc providing that the Council should be
thu judge of, the qualification of Its members,
ami to hint that the West Division Hallway
Company had Intimidated voters, etc. By
this same plan Curran is to be gotten in, but,
falling in these, Aid. Lawler says three llopab*
lleans have agreed to come Into the Democratic
caucus, and that It Cullerton, et ah, refuse to
stand by the party colors, an Indignation meet*
lug will ho called att he City-Halt which will make
thcm quakc, tutu glad .In come into the fold as a
refuge from the storm.
ALD. TOLET
also says that several Republicans will be found
co-operating with the Democrats, and that ho
knows whereof ho speaks; so it may bo set
down as pretty well assured that some
of (he weak-kneed have been captured;
at. least those in the confidence of Mr.
HarrUuo appear satisfied of It. and Aid.
Lawler’s meeting will, in all probability, ho un
necessary. On the other hand, It la reported
that some of the Rcpnblicnnswho arc not weak*
kecd are striving ioiorm a combination with
the Socialists and to gobble up the unreliable
Democrats, but thu report Is not generally
credited, und, furthermore, is unreasonable on
its face.
Jill. HAUmBON
was Been during the day, and talked with about
his nppolutments, but all ho would say about
tho Important subject of bis appointments was
that ho did not know himself who ho
would appoint. He expressed some sur
prise. however, nt llndlng so many “good
men” lu his party to select from, and
said that :h!s aim would bo throughout
to show tho people Unit It was possible to have
a Democratic administration worthy of their
confidence, which, he hopod, would ohablo his
party to curry tho election this full
and tho election of 1880. Ho would
mako his administration the death-knell of
Republicanism by demonstrating the com
petency, honcstr, and fltness of tho Democratic
party to hold and rule over tho city, and would
especially see to it <u his appointments and of
ficial conduct that the fable of the dug crossing
a bridge with a piece of meat In Ins mouth
was not repented—that there would be no drop
ping of the substance to grabut the shadow,
lie paid ho had a very different Idea from that
entertained by many who were constantly ad
vising him ss to what constituted
“ good men, 1 ’ and, furthermore, had
learned from experience In Washington
that patronage was an element or weakness
rather than strength. So-called “ good men ”
were after him cv'ory day, Indorsed by this or
that Alderman, hut he did not esteem persist
ency, or the (act that sucu men were highly in
dorsed, or nad long petitions, as Uie test of
Uidr goodness or illness lor tho places they
sought. On the contrary, bo thought the office
should seek the man, ami know full welt that
those who clamored loudest were those who
were needing thu place more than the public in
terest needed their services, and ho should not
be unmindful of these facts when thutimocamc.
furthermore, there was so much good timber in
Us party ho was confident Unit unless the great
est care was exercised, and thu severest tests ap
plied, Uie party’s victory would ho turned into
defeat before tiiu petition-signers and
putty magnates know It. Ho wanted
them to bear In mind, as he would,
that patronage was weakness, which be went on
to illustrate by saying that In making his ap
pointments he calculated tu offend fifty wbero
ho pleased one, the inllucnco and effect of which
could only be offset or overcome by selecting
men who would iu themselves be a guarantee of
good government, and who hadln themselves
ihu elements of success, tiud character for hon
esty, Integrity, and efficiency which would com
mend them to the public at large, Irrcapectlyoot
party.
Dropping this phase of tho situation, the re
porter asked him with reference to deposing
Bueh officers as hold over under the law. Hu
approached the question with a caution burn of
thought which nad resulted la well-matured
plans, and said that when bo took his
sc&V ho expected all of these offi
cers to hand In their resignations, and such as
did lot ho should set about removing, acting,
however, upon tho advice of the Corporation
Counsel os to vr(iom he might appoint. “Ihose
who resign," he said, “ will havo tho advantage
of those whbdonot, fori shall take time to
look Into Uie wants of thu service before accept
ing U.elr resignations, and thu fact that they
have resigned will bo a strong recommcndaUoh
of them, and will weigh heavily with me lu
mining their successors."
“ Then you do not propose to dean oulevery
biuyl"
! ”1 propose to consult the Interest of the parly
uvTUiu public lu everything. I shall not ro
uova a uiao without putting a better man in
Us place, and J believe i can dud good Demo
wets. I want to kill the Hepuhllvau party, and
it. the end of my term of office to leave tho
party which elected me restored to public eontl
denco, and the Republican party wiped out," .
V Uut suppose you are not backed by political
sympathisers lu the Couucii I"
i‘| care nothing (or that, for 1. propose to so
act that if thu Democrats will uotsustaiu me the
Republicans will because they esnuot help It."
‘‘Do you apprehend any difficulty with thu
Connell I"
"None whatever, fori shall expert them to
aid Ine lu promoting good government, and tho
Democrats especially, lu advancing the pant lu
teresl, with an eye to 1830 always, lor that Is the
Ueatyre are alter."
Miyllarrison then went on to assail tho Re
publiclti party |u a semi-humorous strain, charg
ing ujiou It the lira of 1871, the city’s subse
quent digression* mid made what Uo
called o speech amid the plnJiu if ft crowd of
place-huntera whom hU talking Had drawn to
gether. Ho left the small boryltnoresscd with
the Idea that bis Intentions wens nil rtsht* but
wltlidoubU about his ability to adhere to them
under the pressure which wtU be brought to
bcirupon him by the unfed and nkwaahed. •
THE COMMUNISTS.
A SBKATOniAb no*.'
The Executive Committee of the Communists
met Inst evening at No. Cl West f.ako street.
The Artley business came us, Mr. Morgan
moving to take Uio charges Mfilnst that Sena
tor cut of the hands of the nab-conirrtltlccs,
whlcj had evidently been dilator?, and to settle
the taslncss In Executive Committee. The mo
tion prevailed. Tim O'Meara thereupon moved
to drop the whole thing.
This brought out a vigorous speech front Mr.
Morcan, who gave the gist of the charges, to;
Wit: That Artley had bacn acting outside of
andsgalust the Interests of tho parly. In Mr.
Morgan’s opinion these charges were no trifling
matter, ntid ought not to bo smothered.
Mr. O’Meara admitted that Artley did
wrong In gutting McGilvray a place as a
Conmlttco Clerk, but insisted that the previ
ously-appointed Committee had certainly
brought out the facts that Artley was willing to
act with the other Boclnllsllu members but, they
wers spparently unwilling to meet him.
Mr. Redott spoke In the same strain, adding
that Artley bod not gotten McGilvray his ap
pointment, and claiming that the obnoxious bill
widen Artley cot passed had previously re
ceived the concurrence of Mr. Rubens, the
party’s attorney, lie didn’t think, however,
that Artley should have commun
icated with the Executive Committee, and
that he deserved a reprimand lor nut doing so.
, TheChalrmnn corrected him. Mr. Artley bad
sent the Committee a message.
“ Yer," chimed in Mr. Morgan*, “told ua to
go to Hell.’’
Artley’s friends thought this was rather over
stating tin thing, but Mr. Buhl contended that
tiicie were fuels—that Artley bad used this
language Id reference to the Committee, had
been working In opposition to the party and
disgracing It, and that, If this thing wore
dropped now, the prospect wa> that be would
go on disgracing It.
The sublcct was discussed pro and confer
some lime. Thu principal blemish In Artley’*
character, Jo the eves of those who wanted him
Investigated, appeared to be bis apopfentlovo
for McGilvray, whom they denounced as the
•• biggest humbug in the country,” “theblg
gest’scoundrcl on the face of Uid earth,” und
so on. On the ono side It was claimed
that McGilvray himself had acknowledged,
over his own signature, that Artley had got
ten him tho clerkship; and, on the other, that
this wasn’t done until Artley had offered the
place to one Ootischalk, who declined It. Mr.
Morgan protested vigorously against squelching
the ouslncss, warning the’ Committee that,
whether It whitewashed the charges or not, be
proposed to bring them up before the Main Sec
tion. His own reputation was at stake, ami to
whitewash the business was to punish him and
not Mr. Artley. ,
Somebody moved to lay Mr. O’Meara’o mo
tion on Mu'table. This wus lost.
Mr. O’Meara renewed his motion, amplifying
it a little until it Put the thing in this shape:
That, In view of the reports of the Bub-Commit
tees, thu Committee did not find sufficient evi
dence against Mr. Artley to sustain th«
.charges or warrant an Investigation bv the Mtin
Section. This was finally lost by a voted 11
to 7,
On motion of Mr. Morgan, It was dccldedlto
submit a report at tbu next meeting of the
Main Section, recommending to Umt body that
It call a special meeting next week for the pur
pose of bearing the charges and whatever de
fense Mr. Artley hod to make thereto.
Messrs. Jeffers, Johnson, und O'MearaJ were
appointed a committee to Investigate certain
charges preferred bv the French Section ueamst
a Mr. Bollinger, member of the Executive com
mittee. ‘ ......
Mr. Morgan, referring to the possibility of
ALDBRHANtC CONTESTS,
moved that the contestants be authorized to
make such expenditures os were Incidental and
necessary (o the contest, mid report the same
from time to time. Carried.
The election business being up, Mr. Stahl took
occasion to characterize the statements In the
newspapers that the Socialists Old anr ballot
box stalling ns wholly false. The studluc was
till the oilier wav. and, to show the other parlies
ihut'ihc Socialists were opposed id fraud In all
forms, he gave the details of a proposed plan of
ccglsiratlon and suggested the propriety of
sending It down la the form of a bill to Spring
held. ...
• Mr. Morgan moved that Mr. Stahl bo ao
pointed a committee of one to confer with Mr.
itubens and droit a proper Registration law to
be sent down to Springfield. “And we call
upon the Republican party,” thundered the
mover, *• which has howled about ballot-box
stalling, to assist the Socialist* to prevent this
thing In the future.” The motion prevailed.
'ilio question of contests came up lu this con*
nccllon, and Mr. .Morgan said that In the Filth
Ward they proposed to go around from house to
house, get up a ■ complete list of Socialistic
voters, and then show the Council how the;
had been defrauded at tbe polls.
Mr. Johnson, of the Fourteenth, remarked
that Ryan, ol bis ward, the biggest rascal In
tlie world,” was going to contest Mr. Lorenz’s
election, anil be would have a good time of It
before be got through.
. Sir. Sullivan, of the Sixth, wanted to know
what was to be done with Uyan, one ol
the judges in that ward, who bad torn np as
many as fifty allldavits. Mr. Sullivan wanted
his case brought up before the Grand Jury.
Mr. O’MOara went on to say that they had
Uteso torn allldavits us evidence, and were pre
pared to show Ryan up a corrupt Judge.
After some scattering talk, ft was decided
that protests and evidence to back up criminal
prosecutions bo left with Mr. Rubens, uml that
no slouo be left unturned to secure their rights.
Tho meeting then adjourned.
GENERAL POLITICS,
TUB WEST TOWN IIBTUUNINO-lIOAIID
advanced but little yesterday lu Its elTorls to
complete tho canvass of the town vote. A f£w
of the Judges ami clerks of election called nt the
West Town ofiko and amended and signed their
returns, but there are still many precincts to be
heard from before an oillcfally correct statement
of the vote can bo had. It Is more limn proba
ble that the official count will make but little
difference In the result. Thu Hoard refuses,
however, to allow any figuring with'tho returns
till they have been properly signed and sealed
oy the judge*. Tho Judges of the Fourth Pro
dent of the Sixth Ward have called and signed
“under protest.” They signed voluntarily
but “ under protest.” They claimed to believe
that much Illegal voting had been done in tho
Interests of the Socialists, tho which they were
uuahlo to prevent, and therefore they protest
against admitting the returns of tho precinct as
tho legal and honest vote of that section of tho
ward. The Board still want to see the judges
and clerks of the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth,
and Sixth ITcclncts of the Seventh Ward; the
Second, Third, and Fourth Precincts of tho
Eighth Ward; tho Second Precinct ol the Ninth
Wuid: the First and Sixth Precincts of tho
Eleventh Ward; tho First Precinct of tho Thir
teenth Ward: and tho Second and Tenth Pre
cincts of the Fourteenth Ward. These fudges
and clerks should remember that a tine of SSOO
and Imprisonment In tbu County Jail hangs
over them lor the ucellgonco and dereliction
which they have already shown, and that the
penalty is liable to be mulcted (n case they con
tinue in their seeming disregard of tho law. At
the present rate of progress, tho canvass will
be finished In about a month.
TUB UOUTIt TOWN
Board of Canvassers completed their work yes*
lerday, Um judges uml clerks having all come lu
and corrected their returns, tend certificates
were awarded to William it. Page that he re
ceived U,B2M' Voles to , 0,1'J7 for J. M.
llovno, and was elected Supervisor; to Frank
Brake, that he received 0,031 votes to 0.401
for E. 0. Cleaver, and was elected Assessor; to
J. 11. Uccs, that lio yccelvedjo,o!is voles to 0,078
for Milton Palmer, and was elected Collector:
and to Charles 8.. Schorek that ho received
0,010 votes to 0,047 for Joseph J. Qerrlty, umt
was elected Clerk. Thu only Important change
which thu,canvass has made Is the reduction of
Schoruk's majority from 1,03-1 to 893. During
the day Assessor Drake called at the South
Town ofllco, received Ms certificate, and took
the oath.
A PETITION
was presented to the Legislature at Springfield
yesterday from this city . charging Umt thu
uflker# of the South Chicago City Railway Com
pany did, at the late election, intimi
date their employes, etc., and calling upon
that hodv to iuvcslleaio Uto charges. Tito
petition savors of self-glorification from the fact
that it had its origin lu the Democratic party,
and is signed by most tit the members of thu
City Campaign Committee. The ofllcers In
question deny the charge, and court au investi
gation, saying Umt they never spoke to their
men about Urn election one way or the oUicr,
hud that all they had to do with U was to see
that such os wanted to hod au opportunity to
vote, ‘t hu person charged with attempting to
force the men of the South Side Railway to vote
the Riu/übllvau ticket la a Mr. Welch., one of thg
Company's employes. He dentes tile (ruth o£
the statements, but Another employe—a liar
ncssmakcr named Pace—says that Welch did dl
reel tire men to vote (or Wright. The whole
thine la believed to have -been start
ed by an employe of the corporation In
3ucatfon who. early In the campaign, was ped
line his “Influence,” and saying.ha could con
trol the vote of the employed It-tony ho that
ho agreed to deliver tho vote to the Grceribacft
cra, but when it came to thn push was not ablo
to. and la out ot temper. Ko la thn same follow
who was heard on tho street-corners lost fall
telling how a certain COuntf Corotalsdlohel- had
comu to him on (he ' eve of the election and
offered him (1,000 for bit “ Influence,” and who
said ho would not havo taken tho money It It
had been (1,000,030.
TUB SIXTEENTH WARD nBPODbIOAIf CLUB
held a meeting last evening at 410 North Welle
street, Qcn. Louis Bchaffner lit the chair, to
mourn over the late defeat of the Republican
party.
Gen. ScbsfTner, In stating the object of the
meeting, said that, though whipped, they were
not hoaten, und if they started anew mid humbly
boro thu affliction they would no doubt succeed
better at the text election..
The Committee appointed at a previous meet
ing to secure a ball for the meetings of the Club
reported (hat a good ono could bo bad at tho
corner of Blaekbawk and Sedgwick lor one day
of each week at the low price of S3O a year. Tho
report of the Committee was accepted and tho
Committee discharged. The Executive Com
mittee was then iustructed to securu a hall for
tho meetings of the Club.
The causes of the Republican defeat, were the
theme of speeches made by Mr. Adolpb Miller,
Gen. Bchaffner, and Mr. McCohnoll. Mr. Miller
thought tho “tcmpercnsler” were the cause of
all the trouble. Uon.. Bchaffner was of tho
oplnlou that the principal cause was tho Incoru-
SBtcney of the Campaign Committee. Hd
mught it was oil wrong that tho candidates
who were green In politics should select a Cam-
palga Committee as green as themselves. Tho
only way to have an efficient Campaign Com
mittee was to have the work hereafter perform
ed by thu regular Central Committee. Ho
thought It this thing was properly agitated hy
ihef various ward clubs much good would bp
accomplished. An adjournment was then hod.
TUB DBMOCRACr.
lu Uio afternoon the Democratic Campaign
Committee met at the Tromuui House to settle
up the campaign work. It was thought whea
they were locking themselves up that some
thing great was to happen, hut It turned out
that they were satisfied with swapping yarns as
to how this or that thing had been accomplished
at the polls, and counting iiD the expense# of Uia
iato election. The Treasurer reported that tho
entire expenses had.teen $3,002.07, ?300of which
had never been contracted, but hod been paid,
and figuring up tfe expense to the several can
dldatcs by wav of Jassessinoiit, he subsequent
ly announced that Mr. Harrison’s expenses had
been just 9823 ind Mr. ticlpp’s $1,300. These
figures are not what they were assessed, nor do’
they include,their personal expenses, but they
Simply represent the amouut of their assess
ment disbursed by the Committee, the balance
of which vas returned to them. The showing
Is ccrialn’y very creditable, and tho campaign
was the cheapest conducted in this city In the
memory of the old cat Inhabitant. Tho Committee
Incidentally talked over the future, tho apbofnt
meut.s etc., and the sentiment was in accord
ance with what Mr. Uarrlsoa has promised ho
would do. The ma ter of canvassing the returns
KM also alluded to. and tho expression was in
itivurof the work being completed at the earli
est possible moment.
TWELFTH WARD.
The Sixth Product Auxiliary to the Twelfth
Ward Club was to have held & meeting lo*«
evening at No. 433 Western avenue, but-fc was
so poorly mended that, after some .informal
talk, Kuzlltt, the President, adjourned tho
meeting to a week from last night, at tho same
place. . ■'
i'Dlua PMIK H «unt»9n—
James P. Root last evening tiled a pat! tloh
with the Clerk of the County Court on behalf
ot J. U. Bunjhcll. who will contest the election
of 11. It. Hobart as Trustee of Hyde Park. Mr.
Burcholl Is u citizen of the above-named village,
mid he maintains that either Potter or William
son, who were also candidates, was elected, in
stead of Hobart.
The petition sets forth that in the lata elec
tion lu Hyde Park there were six Trustees, to
bo elected. On the Tth the President and Board
of Trustees opened the boxes and began can
vassing the votes. The canvassers declared (ho
vote to be os follows: Martin H. Foss, 1,4(H;
John J. Bennett, I,‘JOI;T. W. Johnstone, 1,103;
Gcoree L. Ford, 1,180; A. It. Bcek, 1,130; 11. It.
Hobart, 898*. D:- W. Potter, 881; George T.
Williamson, 831; C. H.. Kingman, 807; C. K.
Bouton, 778; Silas F. ‘Wright, (108; Thomas
Iloync, 834; and Charles F. Swan, 833. Foss,
Bennett, Johnstone, Ford, Beck, and Hobart
were declared elected.
It was claimed by the petitioner that Hobart
was pot In fact lawfully elected as ono of tho
Trustees by the legal voters of tbu village, but
that Potter and Williamson did in fact cadi re*
i-clvu a larger number of votes than Hobart.
The usual allegation of Illegal votes was alsd
made by tin: petitioner, wbich votes be clalmi
were counted for Hobart, and that, had tho
illegal votes been rejected, either Potter or
Williamson would have him elected. In tho
Third Precinct it Is claimed there were 45 illegal
votes; lu the Sixth, 40: In tho Seventh, 03; la
the Fifth. 00,—all cast for Hobart.
The petitioner Invokes the aid of tbe County
Court In ascertaining tbu foctssnnd prays that
the so-called election of Mr. Hobart bo set
aside, mid Unit the person or persons properly
elected nmv be so declared. He also asks that
(lie said Hobart may be summoned to appear
and make answer.
HYMENEAL.
Swcfnl Diipatch to The Tribune .
Joliet, 111., April B.—Mr. C. 11. Carson, ofl
Casson & Co., publishers, of Chicago, was mar
ried this morning at I) o'clock to Mrs. Rosetta
M. Wright, at tho residence of the Rev. A. H.
Lnlng, in this city. The bride is a daughter of
Judge Simmons, of Wheatland. The couple
breakfasted at the St. Nicholas, and Immedi
ately took the Alton train for an extended wed-!
ding tour. _
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UNTIL rniDAY AFTEUKOON, la COQiequcuCO of
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