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RELIGIOUS. Closing Scenes in the Rock River Conference at Sycamore. Presentation of tho Usual Butch of Reports on Education, Etc. Tho Formal Verdict of Expulsion in the Case of Dr. Thomas, Brother Parkhurst Acquitted of [Lying hy a Unanimous Court. The Ministerial Appointments for the Ensuing Confer ence Year. Dr. Thomas Says He Will Re sume His Preaching Next Sunday. Tho Members of tho Conference Were Conscientious, but Sadly Prejudiced* J, M. Hill Corrects Dr. Parkhurst in Reference to Their Con versation. ROCK RIVER CONFERENCE. CLOSING I’ltOCKl'.niNOS OF AN KVKNTFUL MKKTINd. Sprdal Dhpateh to The CMeaoo Tribune. FvoASionu, 111., Oct. JL—Tho conference re sumed Us session this morning ut I) o'clock. Dr. Hitchcock In tbo chair. Tbo Committee on Sumlny-schools and Tract Cause submitted thoir report, showing tbo growthof tho Sunday-schools within tho bounds of tbo conference during tho year. Mid con gratulated tho Lake Bluff Association on Its suc cessful Sunday-school teachers’ conventions. Tbo committoo reported that tbo tract cause was in a nourishing condition. Tho appoint meat of tho Uov. Mr. Gillen, of tbo Michigan Conference, os tho financial agent of the Sun day-school work, was concurred hi. Thu report was adopted. Tho Committee on Periodicals congratulated . tho eouferoueo on tho increased circulation of tho denominational papers, oud tho throwing out from tho columns of tbo Advocate of a class of udvcrtlsomonts that, strictly speaking, have no business In a religious Journal. Tim action of 4ho Hook Concern In mnterlnUv reducing their prlco .list was also commended. After some debate, tho report was for amendment—the striking out of tbo paragraph relative to tho Advocate. This was immediately done, and tho report was thou adopted. Tho Committee on Obscrvauco of tho Sabbath reported, pledging tho adulators to a carolul re ligions observance of tbo day, and thoir Itdluenco to secure tho cessation of all work on time day, and also thoir corporation with nil other organi sations for tho suppression and closing of all amusements and business on tho tiabbalh, Tho report was concurred In. Tho Stewards presented thoir financial report, which was adopted. Tho Committee on Frecdmcn reported, sug gesting that as tho people wero always willing to contribute to tbo educational and religious needs of thef colored meo. tho pastors In the va rious charges should take pains tu proas tho claims of tho frecdmcn upon thoir congrega tions. Tbo report was adopted. 1 Tho Hov. J. 0. Uartzell, of Now Orleans, ex plained that In tbo colored schools and colleges supported by tbo denomination thuru are about 11,000 scholars «aud about lUO teach ers. If thoro woro additional facili ties tboro would bo u larger attendance of young men and women, who after gradua tion would llud employment In preaching and touching. Tbo speaker gave mi in teresting r£aum6 of tbo educational work among tho Southern whites, and tbo establish ment of schools ai Lltllo Hock and Chattanoo ga. Cleveland, Ala., has ottered a largo bonus tor tho establishment of a school tboru. Thu /yroat bulk of tbo Illiteracy of tho country is in Uio South, where 1,500,01)0 voters are unable to road their ballots. There are (i.W1.000 negroes ■ lu tbo United Status, and they aru not dyluguut, as has been so frequently asserted. U is tbo duty of tho Church to glvo those colored peo ple u ROUND CIIIIISTIAN EDUCATION. TlioCnalr spoke approvingly of the Freed* nou's Aid Society and tho educational work be* lug accomplished In tho South. EldorUorlng rose to a personal question, and mid that a very serious July had devolved upon him this morning, but It was a pleasant one. Hu then addressed himself tu Kldur W. C. Will ing. mid stated that tho severance of tho rela tion which existed for tho lust four years be tween tho Elder and tbp Chicugodlstrlut wasnno of regret, lie then passed over to tho Elder a settled envelope, which excited grout curiosity and tho exclamation, •• How mnchV" Elder Willing returned Ills thunks far tho tes timonial presented to him by the preachers of the district, and telt glad tit tho povernuco of thu relation, because a better man would be Presiding Elder next your. The speaker was a sincere Methodist, and believed tu tho Method -Ist Church and Its doctrines in and out. After again returning bis heartfelt thunks for the magnilleunt testimonial of esteem und-hU re gard, bo resumed his seat very much nUeotcd. The present was an order for a cony r “ Lnngo’a Commentary on Iho Scriptures,'* vul ucd at fIU. TUB THOMAS VEIIDICT. Dr. C. H. Fowler presented the verdict In tho Thomas case, wulcn Secretary Smith read, us follows; SYCA.MOiiK, Oct. 10.—'The select number in tbe mutter of charges against Hiram W. Thom us, an Kldur In thu Methodist Episcopal Chinch and a member ot tho Hock Hlvcr Annual Con foreneo. respectfully submit the following re port: That tho first specification Is nut sustained. That tho second specification Is annultied. That tho third spuulfiouiitm Is sustained. That thu tlrst.uhargu Is sustained. That (ho second charge la sustained. And that lllnnu W. Thomas be, and hereby Is, expelled from tho ministry and inombursnlp or thu Methodist Episcopal Church. C. 11, Fowi.fiii, Chulriuun. W. H. HxtatiT, Secretary. Dr. Miller—On behalf of tho defendant I give notice of an appeal to tho Judicial Conference. Tho lllshop—The Secretary will please nolo tho appeal. TUB HATFIELD VEHDICT. • The Hov. 1L U. Pope presented tho verdict of the court In the matter of Thomas vs. Park burst, hi which the court voted unanimously against sustaining nny of tho charges and speci fications, mid It was so ordered recorded on (ho minutes uf the Conference; and the character of the brother was passed In tho usual manner On motion, Drs. Hatfield. Parkburst, mid Gur ney were appointed counsel to proaocuto tho Thomas case before the Judicial Court. The usual coercive temperance report was presented and adopted, it contained nothing new. The Committee on DlstrlctConferonco Records reported favorably on the matters brought un der their nutlue. STATISTICAL IIEPOIIT. The Statistician reported the work of tho Kuck lllvor Conference during the past your, and It* condition at tho elusu of the conference year, us follows: Number of probationers Number of full members Number of local preachers... Number of deaths Number of children baptized. Number of adults baptized... Number of churches. Probable value. Number of parsonages. Probable value i’uiii for bulliUug uud Jmprovliur i!tiuru)u*B unit immnmijfei W.IM I'itlU on old imlcbunlnum on courub properly. !t’,087 Present ludi-bteiinfßK HW.SM Kmnburuf schools till Kinubcrof oJlicora unit icutbcM....... 4,151 Kumbur of scoulum of nil u«05......... tU.ttMl Vnr missions 9 IMU Kur Wouiuu’u Foreign Missionary tio- • ~«My........ .................. a,wt For Hoard ut Church Extension. For Tract Society ForHuuday-Sohuol Uu10n....... Fur Preedmeu’s Aid Society.... For Education... ... Fur American Ulbio Society.... Other eollecUuus For pastors. Presiding Elder, uod Dish* 'ops cojsm For coatereucu claluiauts. (,I*l nimicn kxi'Rspes. Current expenses (sexton, fuel, (pis, Sunday-schools, etc.) $ ot.flla The socoiul question was taken up, “ who aro nclmlttcl on trial?" and tno characters of Brothers Fate, Naznrlne, Hcmpstreer, Jnycox, Ilrncnn, I.lnes, Dickons. Millar, and Horn were fuvorahlv passed, and they wore admitted to tho L‘OnllMl‘llC’l'. . , , llnuhor N. U. Bigelow was, on motion, road* milted to the conicronce. For some months lio lina been engaged In mission work In Chicago. Ho recently was a member of tho Methodist Church South. . . ... After the making of n few transfers from ef fective to supernumerary and superannuated re lation, ami vice versa, UmtherTnskerwns placed on tho list of tho superannuated at tho request of the ouufuronco and in opposition to his own request, and tho Hov. William Goodfcllow was granted a supernumerary relation foronoycaron account, of ill-health In his family. For thirteen veurs bo was engaged In missionary work sunlit of tho equator. W. I). Jlurna was elected Vice-President and Jacob Hartman Secretory of tho Sunday-School Union. Tho Conference Trustees—Brothers Minor Raymond, Henry Marlin, and William Goodfcl- low—were rcOleutcd. . . Tho following wore appointed tho triors of appeals fur tho ensuing conference year: Brothers Curts. Haight. Wakotimn, Wilkinson. Btokes, Plumb, and Strobrldge. MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS. Tho following la an abstract of tho fltmnolnl report of the conference .Missionary Treasurer, Profiler Wilkinson, showing tho receipts from the dtircrcnt districts In tho conference: imrid. tf&i-'si. tS7D : ‘S>). Chicago H.OSil Rockford -,IH! Freeport L7(rJ LL« Dixon.... I,'Ml Mendota..... Mill Joliet 1.145 1,101 Total. Increase. On motion of Elder Boring, a eommltteo, con sisting ol Grant Goodrich, Orrlngton hunt, A. B. Scranton, tho pastor of tho First Church, and ttio Presiding Elder of tho district, was ap pointed to receive subscriptions for and erect a monument to tho memory of tho Rev. Hooper Crews, D. D. . , Elder Willing road a telegram which no had just received announcing the death of tho Rev. John W. Agnrd, this morning, at Chicago. Mr. Agard was born In Now York in 1811. and was for thirty-four year* a member of the Rock River Conference. For tho past tlftnmi .veurs bo was on tho superannuated list, and unly ut odd times was engaged In any pastoral duty. After recess for dinner iho Conference re assembled, with Ur. tluruoy in tho obalr. TBF. PREACHERS’ AID SOCIETY, Brother Foster reported,, was constantly In creasing, otid now number 177. The cash bal ance on hand was *1,54) after paying all ex- ponses and Indebtedness. . . llrotiiorStrout gave notice of n resolution which lie will present at the next mooting of tho society, changing one of tbo articles uf tlio constitution, so as to provide for two classes uf memborslilp. „ Khlor Haring was elected Prcs’dcnt. J. 0. ros tor, Secretary, and U. Williamson Treasurer uf tho Aid Society next year. MLMUIUS. Tbo hour for the reports of tho Committee on Memoirs having arrived, tho llcv. W, 11. Smith read tho address in memory of tho llev. Calvin Ilrookhis, who was fur twenty-four years a incmbur of tbo conferences, and who died Sept. Tho Uov. W. N. Hums submitted tho obituary of tho Uov..James Ilurhldge. of Lockport, who was horn In Pennsylvania hi IW7. He beeume u member of tho Pittsburg Conference la IKW, and joined the Hock Itlvor Conference in IWU). Thu Hev. C. K. Mandovlllu reported tbo biography which ho bud prepared of tho Uov. Hooper Crows, who was horn In Kentucky in 180 T. and lieeamo n member of tbo Kentucky Conference In IttiW, Five yours later ho was transferred to tho Illinois Conference, la IHIU ho Joined tho Hock Hirer Conference, with which bo remained until his death. Dee.‘-'I, IHSO. Thu undress in mumoryof tho Hev. 8. A. W. Jowoll, D. J)., was mid hy tho Huv. \V. 11. Hums. Dr. Jewett was born hi Massachusetts, Ityo, and Joined tlio Hock Itlvnr Conference In IKW. with which ho remained until his death, which oc curred Hopt. IS. Obituaries were thocn rend of tbo wife of tbo Hev. It. A. Harwood, am! of tbo wife of tho Hev. W. P. Jones, by tho Hev. 11. M. Spring and tbo Hev. James Hush, respectively. On motion Drs. Hitchcock and (Hmicy wero appointed to wrlto tbo obituary of tbo Hev. John W. Agnrd. Tho Uov. H. Strobrldgo offered a series of res- olutlons thanking tho people uf Syeamoro lur thoir hospitality, tho Huv. Lewis Curts for tho pains and trouble taken by him to make all things pleasant; to tlio olbeors of tho North western ami Sycamore Hallromls, and also to tbo Uov. 1. W. Wiloy. 1). D., tho Presiding Bishop. They wero uiloptud. After tho singing of tho 616th hymn, and a short address by tho Bishop In which bo prayed for tbo divliiu blessing umm the preachers and upon tbo congregations to which tboj* ore about to go, and explained thu dilliuultius encountered In Imrmoni/.liig differences of opinion so ns to do the best for both tho preach mid tho Church, the list of appointments was rend ns follows: CHICAGO IIIUTIHCT. Lnko Hitchcock, P. K.; Clark street, John Williamson: Wubusb Avenue. I’. M. Bristol; Michigan Avenue. M. K. Cady; Trinity, H. H. Popu; Langley Avenue, H. M. Hattleld; titato til root. J. W. Ulchards; draco Church, W. Fuw- cott; Grant Pinee, Cowls Curls; Centenary, A. C. George: Ada Street, Aaron Gurney: Park Avenue. T. It. Strobridgo; Western Avenue, .1. 11. Move; Pultun Street, J. 11. Ailing: Sc. Paul's. J. W. Phelps: Hoisted, to bo sumiiUfd; Simpson Church, Isaac LlnebaVger; whiter Street, William Craven: Emanuel, Watson Thatcher; Dixon Street, Uobcrl Hell: City Mia- Hiims, W. C. Willing. Suporintcmlont: Lincoln Street, Jackson Street, Asbury Clutpoi, Northwest Church, Milwaukee Avenue, ilrlghton Park, mid Indiana Street to lie supplied: Antioch and West Nuwpuit, tube tilled; Arlington Heights, Uobcrl Proctor: Austin, Hobert Pate: liatavin, N. O. Freeman; Harrington, Joseph Caldwell: lirown’s Mills, to be filled; Centennial ami llarrlsvlllc, tu be tilled: Desplalnes, to bo tilled; Downer's tlrovo and Cass, in lie filled; Englewood. F. A. Hardin: K.vantton, First Church, A. W. ratten; Grand Crossing, F. ii. Hardin: Geneva. J. 11. MeGulUti: LlberlvvJlle, J, M. Wheaton: Mcuelmm, to bo tilled: Naperville, to be tilled; Northileid, to be tilled: Noith Prairie and lletilon, tu be Oiled: oak Park. It. S. Catilluu: Palatine, J, T. Cooper; Park Htdge and Niles, to be tilled: Ibiveitswnod, to be tilled; lllvor Forest, to be bill'd; Hogcta Park, Alex. Ymtker: St. Charles, to bo tilled; Hontb Evanston, S, 11. Adams: Tumor, W. H. Holmes: Waukegan, W.C. Dandy; Warren Cir cuit, to be tilled: Wheaton, 13. M. Uot'iug; Will motto, to tie Piled. Charles 11. Fowler, Secretary of tho Missionary Society, member of Trinity Quarterly Confer ence: M. Hiiytiiotnl, Professor In Garrett Hlli lleal Institute, of Evanston Conference: 11. F. Fisk, Principal In Northwestern University, member of Evanston Conference: C. G. Trues del), Hiiporlutondnnl Chicago Hulluf Society; L. Snuisburv, Agent Western Seamen's Friend Society; 8. U. Lutbrop, Agent Cook County Dlblo Society. ItOCKFOID) DISTIttCT, C. E. Mandovllle, I*. H.: Hoekfurd, Centennial, 0.11. Van Horn: Hoekfurd. Court Struct. D. I*. Marsh; Hoekfurd, Wlmtebugo Street, W. H. Smith: Hookford, Ninth Street and Htirlcm. J. Udgers; Aldcn and lifg Fort, W. A. Adroit: Hoi vlduro. First Church, A. 11. Needham; llelvl dere, Second Church. J. 11. Heaves; Hurriu, W. A. Cross; llyroit, T. It. Allen: Charter Oak and Klrllaiid, S. Cutes; Chemung, J. W, P. Jordan; Dundee, to be filled: Elgin. M. M. Parkhnrst; Fielding and Monroe, M.C. Wire; Garden Prai rie, N. A. Sundoriln; Harvard, H. 11. Schwartz; Marengo, J. M. Clemionnlng: Moliuiiry, J, c. Jilgelu; Now Milford, U. 11. Wells; Nunda. J. T. . Hoborl; Poplar Grove and ('apron, M.C. Smith: Hluiimoml and Hebron, O. C. Clark; Hockton. J. M. Cnnleo; Uoacoo, W. 11. Halgnl; Hound Pral t ie, 11. U. Heynolds: Solon and Spring Grove, J. 11. Daemi; Woodstock. John Adams; Whine bugo, Delos M. Tompkins. J. H. Vincent, Cntrespondiug Secretary Sun day-schuol Union and Tract Society. FHEKPOHT DIUTIIICT. F. P. Cleveland. Presiding Elder: Freeport, First Church, L. Meredith; Embury Church, H. J,. Murtni; Apple Hlvcr, J. M. flush: Council Hill, O. K. llurch; Dakota, J. H. Thumas: Du rand and Davis, W. J. Llburlln; Elizabeth, H. Duatty: Fulihavon.C. W. Jaycox: Forealon, W. ll.Stront; Galena. T.C. ClcmiennUig; Hanover, H. M. Sprlnuur; Kent,C. 11. llemnstreul; Lan ark, George Cliuso: Leaf Hlvcr. Samuel Law ler: Lena, F. F. Furmilous Mt. Carroll, C. W. Crull; Nora. H. A. Harwood; Orangeville, F. W. NTizurluo; Pcculonies, W. F. Du Lap: scales Mound, J. Wnrdlot Shirland, U. 1). Siiliivau: Hu vannuli, T. 1.. Olmsted; Tbompaon Ho be filledi: Van Kroukllit. Alonzo Wttkemmt; Woodbine Hu be tllledj; Warren, E. W. Drew. DIXON DISTItIOT. W. A. Spencer. Presldllug Elder: Dixon, O. F. Mottlson: Albany, J. H. David; Amboy, Thomas Swcut: Ashton,H. W. Wilkinson: bethel, A, 11. Millar: Dluekberry, G. L. 8. SHUT, Hurllug ton, A. P. Medlar; Culcta, M. H. Trigg*: Cort land. J, Whitcomb; Creaton, M. W. Satterfield; Du Kalb. 11. T. Clondennlng; Erie, Flunk l.lnea; Friiiiklin Grove, A. 11. Scboonmakcr; Fulton, H. M. Smiths Genoa. U. W. Carr; Uuiupsbno and Harmony, W. 11. i.ench; llurmun. Ed llruuuu; Kunuvtllo, H. llewes; Kingston, John Illicit euck; Leo Centro uudKldonu. J. 0. 11. Stmdford; LluhtbuUHu t’otiii, T. It. Satterfield; Lyndon, Edwin 111-own; Malta, 1). 11. Carlriuht; Muplo Park and Dayton, (tube Ullcdi: MiilcdgevlUo, D. S. Holm: Morrison. A. Campbell; Mount Morris. U. I*. Wiley; Oregon, C. F. Kryder; Polo, F. A. Heed; itochulle, A. M. Pilcher: Hock Fulls. J. C. fcjn-ugotim: Sterling, Fourth Struct, James llaumo; liruudway, 11. C, Stlro; Sycamore, W. A, btultb. I,'fiO H,IU) fI.WO, t aoc,tidO MENDOTA msi'IHUT. Hanford Washburn, I*. E.; Aurora. First Church. H. I). Sheppard; Aurora. Ualetnt Street, U. W. Ttiorntun: Compton and West Itmoklvn, 11. A. Dickons; Earlvllle, B. 11. lleuio; Dust Paw l»uw, Seymour Stover; Freedom, K. K. IhbbUts: Hinckley, T. W. Llnu; l.uimdllv umi bublotio no bo tilled); I.oland ana buyduuttiu Uo itlledi; Lou umt TwmOrovoUo bo nilodj; Lllllo Dock and Jericho tin bo llllcdi; Mitldeu umi Depno, Fletcher Pomeroy; Memloln. i’. A. Duelt*: MUD tugum. 11. M. Stoddard; Newark.(J. 11. Jloirmuir; North Prairie (to bo llllu(J); Nortbvlllo (to bu tilled); Oweiro and Montgomery tin bu llllcdi; Prairie Cooler. 0. U. I.ovojoy; Piuuo, J. U, Duxw; i‘uw raw, ilvbJauUu Uimo; iTiucaou, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 12, 1881—TWELVE PAGES. W. 0. Atchison: Prophotatown, T. G. Campbell; Sandwich, J. O. Fosters Sbabbona Orovc. J. (I. Kellogg; Sheridan no bo tilled); Somonnuk. V>, GondloUowj steward, W. 11. Tlblmls: Tampico (to bo filled); Walnut. G. A. Ervin*; Waterman, N. M. Stokes: Wynnot and Bureau, A. Newton; Yorkvllle, Jacob Hartman. „ Caleb Foster, Bible Agent,of Aurora: E. W, Adams, Financial Agent Jennings Seminary, Aurora, both members of the Aurora Quarterly Conference. ,1. M. Caldwell, Presiding Elder: .lollot, Ottawa Street. W. It. Burns: Joliet, Richard Street, W. Tranter! lihie Island mid Morgan Park (to bo niledu Channalmn, w. F. Minty; Crete (t« bo niled); Dalton and Thornton (to bo tilled); Do Seim, (J. 11. Millar; Ellwand, 11. It. Antes; Frankfurt and Lennox, John Ronds; Kankakee. N. 11. Axtoll; i.emonl, H. T, Shaw; Lisbon and Nettle Creek (to bo lllled): Lockporl, 0. W. Winslow; La Balia and Pern. T. 11. HA/.olttno; Manteno, .lohn Nate; Marsuillcs, A. T. Horn; Mlnouka, M. 11. Pliiinb; Momencc and Cooler. (L K. Hoover; Morris. CL 8. Young; Mokenn (to bo tilled); Ottawa. E. C. Arnold; Pialntteid, S. Earngys Plattevllle, R. Cnngdmi; Pcolonc, W. 11. Itoiniley; Seneca, Manlius, and Rut land, J. A. Edmonson: Twelve-Mile Grove, C. E. Hmlth: Wilmington, W. Clarke. J. 8. Morris ami T. H. Hilton, missionaries to Utah; A. It. Smart, missionary to Dakota; M. C. Wilcox, missionary to Chinn. THIS DEFENDANT. HR FLANS FOR THE FFTl'llK “I am as happy ns 1 can be under tuo circum stances," said tho Rev. Or. Thomas ton Turn use reporter last evening at the Fnrwoll House. "I am like those whom tho Hebrews all term Mn tho outs.' They do tun acknowledge that any are outside of tho pnlo of too. church, so that whan one Is unfortunate enough not to bo In, tboy say that ho Is ‘ln the outs.' That Is my position nt present. 1 shall remain ns cheer ful as I can." ,$1II,L“K) *13,181 . 4,ir> “Will you preach ponding your appeal?’’ asked the reporter. “ I shall go on with my work, and It Is under stood that I shall preach next Sunday In the People’s Church." “80 they havo acquitted Parkhurst and ex pelled yon from tho conference?" “That Is it. They have acquitted one man who was charged with lylug, ami expelled one who was charged with heresy." “When do you anticipate that your appeal will he heard?" “ The Judicial Conference meets some time In December or January next. To that tribunal 1 appeal my case. Thera will be no evidence sub mitted there. They will review tho case In nil Us bearings." “ You don't apprehend that tho Judicial Con ference will be ns partial us was tho District Conference?” “ I don't think this court was partial." “ A great portion of the public think so." “ I don’t think that this court was partial, but 1 think that many of tho members wore proju dluoil, and acted that way. I thought, however, that they acted iroui conscientious motives— ami that they anted conscientiously ut least," “ Did tho verdict surprise you?” No, sir, it was not wholly unexpected to mo. 1 have boon standing up for the principle of toleration in tho Methodist Church, ano lam sorry that I am to be defeated on Ibat lino/* “Do you regard your views u»iln advance of tho Church, or that there are nu others who take tho sumo views as you do?” “ There arc many men In tho Church Just ns liberal as 1 am. who may bo tnoru careful hi tbo expression of their opinions, or who may nut express them at all. I have always felt It my duty to preach my religions convictions, and I have never felt that they carried mu outside ut tho puio of Methodism. Out tbo Church has do* elded otherwise, mid thus there is uothlufflerc for mo but tu submit." "HOW IS TilK TUI Al. OHNKBALLY HKQAIIDKD BY VUUB KUIi:M».V. m “Wo all regret very much that Dr. Bonnott was not able, through sickness, to take his place In the defense. Ho Is a very able man, mid ho had studied tbo subject mure carefully than anyone else. However, my defouso was able mid candid, am) on that score 1 feet perfectly sailslled/* “How about tho other side? " “Dr. Hntlhild's speech was not an argument, but rather mi appeal to prejudice, and it was unfair, and oven false, In many of the state ments." “Are you going to do anything further lu tbo I’nrklmrst matter!’" “No. If tbo conference is satisfied, I am. 1 bad no object In view but to call their attention to ids falsehoods. 1 proved those by tho sworn statements of two unlmpeaehublo witnesses, and ho had nothing to put against Ihoso but ids own word, imd it Is much easier to believe that ho has lied than that they have sworn to what was not so. Tho disagreement between tno allt dnvits and Parkhnrsfs statement Is too great to be explained by any misunderstanding. B<> far ns I am concerned, I am willing to let myoasu t eat where It Is for tho present. 1 beilevo that tho extravagant religions teachings of tho pun ishment to bo Indicted heron Hoc has uuiiu much tu injure tbo cauaoof Christ." Till-: lIOAIIH OF BISHOPS will meet in New Vork Rome time in November, wh?u they will consider nil the upputil cases which buvo arisen in the conferences held thin yum. Ir ttio geographical distribution will per met them to be grouped. ho tits to save traveling expenses, then two nr throe places nt most will bo selected for the mooting of the Judicial courts. In the disc of Ur. Thomas, it is quite likely that the Judicial Conforeneo will be bold in Chicago sumo time In Uucoiniiur. It will consist of twenty* one members, composed of seven dele* pules from each of three neighboring confer ences, but no dolomite cun bou member of the Hock Itiver Conference. Thu Hppullaut, Dr. Thomas, bus the right of peremptory challenge, but It is limited to the exclusion of eight per* sons oniy—ihe Hook of l)isci|ditio providing that the nnmbor cunnot be reduced below thirteen. It Is very likely that lllshop Wliuv may preside, hut this la not altogether certain. hecuiißu he would prefer that some bishop who bus not re* eently visited thu conference andknowsuothlng of the ease should occupy the chair. Should exceptions he taken to nny of tho rulings, and Hie iqipulhuu hehcaten.hu can carry the euro up to tho General Conference, which will meet in 1881. xiitjTj vs. PAiircntTßST, A COHHECT ItEPOItT OF THE CONVKIWATIOM, (Ji* IMlhir v/ The Trllmiif. Ciiicauo, Oel. 11.—In rending the report of Dr. Thomas’ trial In this morning's papers 1 was surprised to And u statement made by tho Hov. M. M. I’urkbum directly concerning myself, and—unintentionally on Ills part 1 am sure— somewhat misrepresenting mo. Tho statement occurs In Dr. Parkhursl's testimony In his own behalf. It Is as follows: “Tho defendant repented the cunvcrsrtlon to Ambrose. Last autumn Im went Into the Hus ton Store to sco Mr. Hill, whoso brother James came up and lob) defendant about bis great suc cess with * Joshua Whitcomb.’ lie said: ‘ Park hurst, you ought to go tuid Beolt. It Is as good us preaching.' Hu ulTured the defendant the key of u proscenium box, and told him to go and seo the play. Defendant told Hill that bo couldn't do It, and said tie wouldn't glvo tho key loci stranger, and that he would only give It to defendant toadverttse the play. Whatever dclemlnnt I bought of the ptuv lie would not lona his Intlnmiec to a theatre. Hill replied that tho defendant was not ns liberal as Thomas and Collvur, for they hud used the key." To correct a inistiporuhciiiiuii which I am not ready to believe Dr. Purkhnrst Intended tu raise, please lot inn say Uiut the conversation was nut quite what Is here reported. Dr. Park hurst, whom I have known and esteemed these many yours, canto into the bouse of Willoughby, Hill A Co. one day about a year ago, acid cn- Raged In a conversation with my brother, D. :. IDII. and myself, in thu course of the con versation Dr. ParkhurHt deprecated tho business of theatrical mumigoiAeut In which 1 was en gaged, and told me he wished 1 was out of it. I replied that 1 bad no desire to get nut of It, for It was qmtu us honorable us any other business; It was much more pruiktablo than must others. Dr. Purktiurst continued tu dlmmruuu my oocu putluii and descry theatres. Filially 1 asked him whether ho had ever scon (ho play of “Joshua Whitcomb," which wan then being presumed hero. Dr. Parkbttrst replied that bo hud not. 1 asked him whether bo thought It fair to con demn my business without knowing wbat it was, Tu this be made no direct answer, further than that bo could nut approve of It. There upon 1 did, ud be says, oiler him the use of a box. toiling him that 1 wanted him to see the play, which bo would bud us clean as any ser mons that I believed bis prejudices would dis appear utter be had seen It. At this Dr, Park burst modlllcd his tone somewhat, and said that so far as bo whs himself concerned bo would very much like to sue tho play If it were not for what other jieoplo would any. I told him ( did nut think he need fear harm from It. for both Dr. Thomas and Hubert Collyer. whom 1 believe the equals of any man in point of giHtdueas and lino character, hud seen it and been pleased. Dr.PurUhttrst nevertheless declined, with the statement as above, that ho would like tu go but feared that people would talk. That tu nil in tents ended the conversation so fur as It related tu theatres. Tho client of Dr. Parkhursl's statement uttbo trial Uto createun impression that 1 sought tu ii»u him to advertise thu play, mid that I bad lu fact so used Dr. Thomas. Dr. Parkburst, ho fur us cobcorits bbnsolf, must know ho much better than this, that 1 am willing touttrlbutu tho eject to busty wording. He may honestly balluve that 1 untile use of Dr. Thomas, but If be dues ho is mistaken. Ido not know Dr. Thomas; 1 have never met him, and consequently 1 have never exchanged a word with him on this or any other subject. J. M. fin.i- I was present nt tho conversation described above, and um ready lu make uillduvit that this account uf It Is correct. D. K. Hill, ISKiraordlnury Salcido, Thera wits perhaps never a more oxtruordt* nnry suicide than thin of a police employdtn Ibo Prussian village of llobcmiiUvii, who a few weeks it go drove a llmuMtiob nail Into Ulit tore* ttciidv.ua u otiriulu rod. The surgeons bud clllllculiy, with (he exertion of lUoir whole strength, In getting the null out. Thu greatest appetiser, stomach, blood, (tad liver mifulaiei' uu ewliwUep liiueri, ■InMKT nIM IIUT. RAILROADS. The Trunk-Line War Brings About a Drop in Pro ‘ vision Bates. A Strong Effort Making to Reor ganize the Missouri River Pool. Tho Grand Trunk Carrying the War on Vanderbilt lute Africa. An Important Decision in tho Old la Crosse & Milwaukee Com plications. Formal Transfer of tlio Cincinnati Southern Head to tho Koir liCsSccs* Discovery at Boston of Counterfeit Tickets on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern. A DROP IN PROVISION KATES* Since the Eastern railroads have succeeded In raising tno freight blockades at tho principal Eastern points, and cars are more readily re turned again than for some weeks past, the competition between tho various roads leading oast from this city has become more active again, and east-bound freight rates are quite unsteady and lower than before. Although tho open rate on grain Is 1214 cents per 100 pounds, Chicago to Now York, with the usual dltlorcnues of two and three cents less to Philadelphia and Baltimore, yet It Is generally Understood that largo contracts aro being made at 10 cents, Chi cago to Now York. On Hour rates arc quoted still lower. Tbo provision rates wore well maintained nt 17Ji coals per 100 pounds, Chicago to Now York, for aomo weeks oust, but yesterday they dropped down to 15 coma to Now York, 10 cunts to Philadelphia, and 12 cents to llaltfmoru. The rates on bulk meat also dropped two and n half to llvo cents per 100 pounds, and arc now generally quoted at llvo cents above tbo provision rates. The effect of this will bu a largo Increase lu provision and bnik*mont shipments. Thu decline in provision rates Is due to tho slacking oil' In grain shipments. In spite of tbo extraordinarily lew rates, tho shipments of grain remain light, which Is duo to tho fact that tho prices of grain lu tbo Hast are still 100 low, ns compared with tho prices here, to allow of heavy shipments, bu fur there nro no In* dleuitems that tho railroad war will soon eouiu to an end, and tbo prospects are that tbo present low rates will continue long after tbo close of navigation. Thu I'eehug between the Pastern trunk lines Presidents Is becoming mure bitter every day. All the lines but tbuso controlled by Vuuderbllt are anxious fur uu ad* vuneu lu rates, ilut Vanderbilt won’t have It, and declares that he will Keep up the tight mull the Pennsylvania and llaltlmoio&Ohiu Roads agree to make tho sumo rates to Philadelphia and llultimuro as are charged to Now Vurk. Tho latter, however, declare that they will never agree to any such thing ns long as they are In u condition to light. And as they are yet in good shape, mid able to stand tho pressure for sumo time to come, It is hard to sue how peace cuu he established until one or tho other side Is cum* plutely worn out. lint oven if the Now York Central, Punnsylvnyaia, and llaltlmoro St Ohio should be able to come to an understanding re garding tho difference in rules to seaboard points, they would not bu able to bring about an mlvaneu In rates without getting tho consent of the G ratal Trunk imU Krle. Vanderbilt thus for bus completely tenured those roads, mid re* fused to take any notice of them. Thu Grand Trunk has an Independent line to Huston, and, In conjunction with tho Brio, a llrst*uluss line to New York via iiuUalo. besides, tho Krle will soon have an Independent line of Its own via tho Chicago St AtUmtlu uud tho New York, Pennsylvania St UUIn Hoads. As lung ns these lines uro not taken into considera tion by the other trunk linos they will, of course, niuku rates to suit .themselves, and ns lung as thovdo so uniform rates cannot bu established. The Grand Trunk Is fully determined to keep up this light until It is properly roeognl/.ed mid awarded a fair proportion of tho business, and Us edict bus gone forth that there ahull bo no lot-uulttlho passenger war until tho freight war is settled to its enttru satisfaction. Tbo Grand Trunk la in as good a condition as any of the roads to keep up tills kind of a llgbt, and its losses are not so heavy us uuo might suppose, since Ks Increase in business makes up In a groat measure for tho losses resulting from tho low rates. THE SOUTHWESTERN POOL. It has now been arranged to hold tho meeting of tho Southwestern Hallway Association In this oily Out. hi to take aotlon upon tho proposed re organization of iho Missouri lllverpool. Sev eral meetings have been called fur this purpose during tho last two months, hut they wnro al ways pnstponod for aomu reason or tithor. Tho real cause of tho postponement, however, was tho fear that tho raking up of old scores at this time, when railroad affairs are generally in a most deplorable and unsatisfactory condition, miirht result in still moru serious complications among tho Missouri Itivcr roads and lu a break ing up »t tho pool, which none of tho members of tho association deslro at present. Hut it be comes moru evident every day that It will not do to cuntlnuo tho present state of affairs any longer, ns matters nro getting dally moru complicated, and unless speedy notion Is taken It will bo Impossible aftor awbllo to bring about a solllomont of any kind. Tho Honihweatern Hallway Association was formed about four years ago, and for tho llrst two years mutters wont along quite satlsfac lory. Hut as now lines wont built and now combinations formed tho old pooling agreement proved In adequate. and complications beiran to arise. Several ollorls have since been made to recog nize tho association and urrangu matters satis factorily to all concerned, lint they tailed, and things huvo been continually growing worse. HUH tho roads have thus tar tolerably well maintained tho old agreement rather than en gage In u disastrous war. Tho maimircrs will now be compelled to tackle the mailer whether they like Ivor not, ns by waiting longer things wiilonly got worse. Whether the muds will bo able to surmount the dlllluultles and recognize tho Missouri Ulvur pool is hard to tell. Homo of tho managers think that nlfalrs will bo amicably adjusted, while others feel quite confident that tho association cannot be reorganized, and rlmt a war on Missouri Uiver business Is Imminent. A great deal de pends upon Ihe temper of tho (itaihl roads, if they are willing to make satisfactory entices* shunt It Is possible that some arrangement will uguln bo perfected, as all the Chicago roads are quite anxious to continue the association, which has been of great bunuilt to all tho roads, as it prevented undue competition between tho vari ous Missouri Hlver Hues. it Is believed that, In order tti reOstabllsh harmony amimg the West ern linos, U will be necessary to Join tho lowa amt Southwestern pools, ns both run into escli other’s territory. Thu lowa pool lines, however, show no great anxiety to make common cutisn with tho Southwestern pool, although the lowa pool Is In; a no more satis fiiutory condition than tho Southwestern. Thu lown pool lines expect to hold n meeting today to consider tho best stops to bo taken to bridge over their dltUuullius. A CBLEHKA.TED CASK. Sp/elat DUpatth to Ths C/ifcapo Trthunc. Mii.waukku, Wls., Gut. 11.— In tho United SlutoH Circuit Court Judge Dyer delivered an Important decision, rendered by Judge Drum mend and himself, in tbo uasobf William Humes against tbo Mllwaukuo & Minnesota Uallroad Company, now tbo Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Hallway. Tbo litigation over this some what celebrated ease has been going on for years, and the decision, wblcb, it was supposed, would finally dispose of tbo matter, will he a surprise tu tho many Interested parties. Tbo suit was brought In 1808 to foreclose tbo third mortgage,, covering |J,uou,IXW bouds of (bo old La Crosse Si Milwau kee Ilallroad, which bad been absorbed by tbo Milwaukee & Minnesota Company. Tho present St. Paul Conipuny pleaded to tbo bill that tbe mortgage was foreclosed In isou by ad vertisement and salo by tbo Trustees of the Mil waukee & Minnesota pompuny, and that tbo salo was to (bo Trustee under the statute of tbo State. Tbo Trustee, after becoming tbo pur chaser of Ibo mortgage property'ln IMU, imme diately, together wlth-tbo bondholders, funned under tho existing law tue Milwaukee A Minne sota Company and transferred to ft nil the prop erty and rights which was purchased under tho mortgage. Afterwards all tho bond holders under tbo mortgage exchanged their bonds fur stuck of tbe new company, and from that lime (ho Milwaukee & Minnesota Company wus (rented and regarded as the own er of tite equity (udetupUeu el the La Crussv & Milwaukee Komi. In all proceedings to fore close prior mortgages subsequently had tho Milwaukee A Minnesota Road was mimed as de fendant and the owner of Dm equity redemp tion. which it acquired by tho foreclosure of Dm third mortgage. The plea further stated that Dm Buprnmu Court recognised tho last named company as owner of and hav ing succeeded to Dm rights of Dm property of Dm Trustee, and ordered tho property delivered to thorn on their paying certain moneys. Tho complainant demurred by sotting this plea down ns nn argument, and con tending that It was no answer. This was argued before Judges Drummond and Dyer In 1871). and Dm pica sustained us a sutllciont answer. Leave, however, was given to complainant to deny Dm truth of tho allegations of tho pica. Testi mony was taken upon that Issue, and the causo was again argued before tho Judges. Tho decision rendered today was to Dm ef fect that tho defendant bad proven to tho natlfncllon of tho Court that of tho 9S.IMMI.UQO bonds, f 1.740,8U0 were either con verted into stock or tho new company or other wise canceled and destroyed. As to the remain- lug s2r>l),-*ix) bonds, tho Judges Intimate In their decision that they may be barred by tho hipso of time or olhor causes, but doom It proper to give tho parties an opportunity to Introduce inrtbor testimony. An order was made giving tho defendant tho right to tile an answer ns to those bonds, (ho parties thereafter to Introduce Bucb proof as may bo advised. MICHIGAN CENTRAL AND GRAND TRUNK. The Detroit Post and Tribune has tho follow ing regarding tho withdrawal of tiokota via tho Croud Trunk by tho Michigan Central: Tho withdrawal of tickets via tho Grand Trunk Bystem of railroads by tho Michigan Central will cause some Inconvenience to passengers over tho former, but Iho Grand Trunk Company will make renewed efforts to accommodate all pus* fongers over tbolr direct lino between Port Huron and Chicago, It was tho wish of that company to« glvo passengers to and from tho Dominion a choice of routes through Michigan; lititthis liberal polloy is prevented by tho aotlon of ono railroad magnate. Tho butohet Is being ground, by the way, with which to promiscuously slaughter somo one in retaliation for this. The Grand Trunk will In nil probability put Its tickets nt ruinously re duced rates on salo nt all Michigan Central points in tho State soon. Tho railroad agents will not sell the tickets, but they will he put In tho hands of express agents, booksellers, ot nl. if tins Is done no ono can tell just what tho re sult will bo. Pence, and lotsot It, is wanted. The Detroit Free IVchs bus the following In re gard to tho same mutter: It Is conceded by railroad tnon generally that within u few (Jays Ibo principal cities ami towns along tbo lino oi' tho Michigan Central Railroad, nml tributary thereto, will probably bo Hooded with tickets to Eastern points via tbo Grand Trunk Uni I way, at lower rates than those by tho Conlrul, Including • n full rate over tbo Central to tbo nearest point of connection with tbo Grand Trunk. This will break tbo terms of tbo ••Canadapool," and. us tho writer is assured by nn ollieor of the Mlcbiean Control, every rato made by the Grand Trunk will nt oneo bo mot. It tbereforo certainly does not take tbo wisdom of Solomon to foretell that with tbo Grand Trunk, tho Canada Southern, and tho Great Western at war with each other railroad travel across Canada will be a very cheap luxury. Neither of tbo tbroo Canadian roads wishes to break up tho pool, but let tho break oneo come, and each will ho forced to tight for all that bo cun gut. Now, If this pool Is broken and tbo light bo* comes hot, dues It not look reasonable to sup* iKise that, ns (ho Grand Trunk will have its own lino across Michigan, anil tho Canada Southern will have tho Michigan Central and such of tbo I.aku Shore and Michigan Southern business from Chicago us does nut go round by tho South Shore, that tho Great western will take ad vantage of Us golden opportunity and perfect tho organization of n uow fast lino between Now York and Chicago by way of tho Erie, Its own road, tho Wabash, and tbo llaltlmoro Sc Ohio from Auburn Junction? Tho project Is perfectly feasible, and would relieve tbo road from nn Incumbus laid upon it by present ar rangements. Til 15 CINCINNATI SOUTHERN. Tho Cincinnati \Unzettc has the following re garding tbo louso of tbo Cincinnati Southern Railroad to tbo Erlangor Syndicate, and Its re organization by tbo now management: Tbo Cincinnati, Now Orleans Sc Texas Paclflo Railroad Company was fully organized Satur day, and put In stiupu for business. Tbo stock, amounting to $0,000,000, was promptly sub sorlbed and paid|for, Directors and officers elect ed. and tbu Trustees were ollleiully uotltlud that tbo company was now ready to comply with tho tonus of (bo loaso and tako possession of the property. Our citizens generally are highly pleased with tbo result. Mr. Wolffo, tho financial agent of tbo Urlangcrs, who tic f:utlated the lease, has made a very favorable mpresslon. Mr. Bcott, tbo Trnllle Manager, starts otf with n splendid reputation as n rail road man, and Mr. TbeudoroCuok, elected Presi dent, secures for tbo company a lirat-class local standing, and this will prove vorv Important, for tho Buutheru Is to encounter lively competition, and to obtain and rotaln business it must here after deserve It. Our business interests nro very well repre sented among the stockholders. This was the aim of tho Erlangors in parting with all tno stock except a bare majority. Tbo elty, Instead of nn uncertainty from a double-beaded and necessarily uneconomical management, bus an assured rental of SBOO,OOO per year. It takes no risks. How much risk do tbu stockholders take? That remains to bo seen. Thu road may be oxpeoted to earn tbo tlrst year fcMKW.OOO gross. The operating ex penses, Including maintenance, will not exceed 00 per cent, and Is almost certain to full below that. The net earnings would, therefore, bo $1,200,000. This would bo disposed of as follows: Kent to elty $ 800,000 Four per cent on stock 120,000 Total Estimated not ourumgs, Surplus $ 380.000 Leaving if 380,000 lor bottorments and extra dividends. Tho Southern Railroad has been a disappoint ment even to its must sanguine friends since its opening, ami in this respect it will, no doubt, so continue: and whon tho twenty-five years* louse shall huvo expired, tho city will have a property with an earning capacity tbroo times us large ns it is now. TEXAS ifc PACIFIC. Lrrrr.K Uouk, Ark., Oct. 11.—Tho Gazette's special dated ** End of the Texas St I'ncldu Rail way Track.” soys: The road is now complete and In operation to it point Uf» miles east of El I'aso and 403 wostot Dallas, in the Lymphiu Mountains, 4,303 foot übovo tho sea-lovoi, and 4,300 toot higher than Dallas. About twelvu miles of truck-laying is tho average every week, at which rate El Paso will bo renubed before Jan. 1, 1883. Tho grading Is all completed oxcopt a few miles In Carlzes Pass, which will bo finished in tbreo weeks. Tho bridges, IflU in number, between Hun Rachael and Eagle Hass, are being put In as fast us the truck approaches. Over led truek-mun are employed in tho statiou-boususuiid depots. Water tanks nro being put in every twenty miles, and where springs like I’otrlter, Han Uacbuel, Antelope, and Eagle springs are nut found, wolls are being dug by steam miicbincy and an abundance of water obtained. Tho truck-laying forco is kept up to 300 men and lifty teams. Huvontuen curs of iron and forty cars of ties per day are used. A telegraph wire Is kept up with the omt of tho track. The weather is cold and light frosts have fallen. Tho moat contractor, with a herd of over 180 fat beeves, keeps right up to tho front nil tho time. Thu Lymphia Mountains span the Honddolega south of tho track and extend to thoHioUruudo. At the mouth of the i’ceuu River they are cov ered with rlon gramma grass. Tho hilltops are shadowed with buckeye, wild cherry, oak, pluo, cottonwood, ami walnut trees. Tho stone Is a volcanic rock, but so far no coal or minerals hnvo boon found. There are no cattle on tho range west of tho Pecos, except 300 head owned by Hughes & Hlmpson. They are euullneU to tho banks of the I'ueos. In tho mountains nro antelope, blaek-tnll deer, cinnamon bear, and Mexican Hon. No Indians have been mot with along tho lino for two months past. On tho Ist of January, 1883, through passenger trains will bo put on between Kt. Louis and Hun Francisco and all points in California and Ore gon. ■ IOWA RAILROADS. Sjxefal DnpaUJt to TA» Chicago TrlMiru. Du> Moiniu, Oot< ll.—The grading of tbo To ledo Si Northwestern, lu Pocaboutaa County, Ito completed lu November. Foy twenty-llvo miles southward from Spirit Luka, tbo Chicago St Milwaukee and tbo Dos Moines Northwestern narrow gage (Wabash) run very near each other, and tboru Is n llvuly ruco between tbom to reach Spirit Lake. It la expected oars will bo running there Dec. 1. They are now running on tho narrow gage to Jefferson, in Urccnu County. Tbo bridges on this road arc all of the standard broad gugo. The Minnesota Si lowa Southwestern Hallway Company are now considering a proposition to diverge I rum their proposed line and go through liouuu County, so us to take In tho coal mines. Thu objective pointer tbo road is said to bo Kansas City or St. Joe. The survey has boon made from La Cross© through Howard, Floyd, Winneshiek, Under, and Hardin County to Ames In Story County. Tho Ues Moluos & Fort Lodge expect to get their extension to the State line north before too ground freezes. Thu Sbunundimb, Sidney It Paolflo Hallway Company huvo tiled luoorpurauou articles with tbo Secretary of State. Tho objeut Is to build a road from Shenandoah, In l*ugu County, to the Missouri (liver, thence to a connection with tuo llepublieun Valley Urancb of tho Union Paclllo. Capital *2,000.WW. Tbo Los Moines &Bt. Paul Hallway Company bus tiled articles of Incorporation with tbo Boo* rotary of State. Tbo lucurpuraturs are; H. 1. Hud. Dr. A. A. Noyes, U. W. Skerry, J. 11. Hum- 1 moiid,. Ws T. Shaver. J. 1). Newcomer, J. B. Clarkson, and J. LV Moorman. Capital, S2,UX),* UUU. Tbo residence.of the Incorporators iodl cates that this is tbo culmination of tbo project to extend tbo Chicago Sc Milwaukee from Mason City to Des Moines. uilet " Clarkson Is becom ing oao of tbo most active railroad men la tbo State. Ho In already President of am) building three roads. This, with bin newspaper work on tho .Stair /frytofer. would seem to bo sulllolont for oiio nmn, Inline carries lots of "sand,” and is a good slaver, Iliitlrortd l.ulldors arc pushing tlm work In this Slum, and using all tho men and teams that can be had. Placards are posted everywhere) Jar help, olferlng $4 for teams and $U por day for men. Tho result is great scarcity ot laboring men in towns and on farms. Farmers arc com* plaining that help cannot bo got to do tho nec essary farm work. .1. I). Springer, for many years n resident of Fort Dodge, and nno of tho ablost lawyers in tbo Slate, has been appointed (Joneral Solicitor of tho Mlnnenjiollß Si SI. Louis Head, ond will re* move to Minneapolis, Tho Chief Knglneur of tbo Dcs Molues Sc Kansas City Is now making n prolllo of tho surveys of tho two routes, mid when completed tho lotting of contracts will he next In order. Tho Wabash Is having considerable trouble In getting through tbooliy. It has hml condemned tho right ot way In several Inalnnccs, bat tbo property-owners, dlssntisllod with the award of damages, refuse to vacate, and show light, threatening to shoot, and all that sort of being erunoy. Ilesort has to ho had to tbo courts, and progress Is slow, bnt tbo way will be cleared so soon us needed by tracklayers. Kata Shelly, tho heroine of tbo Chicago fc Northwestern Hallway disaster several mouths ago. who has since been uonllnud to hor homo with rheumatism, Is now recovering. It is rtf* Sorted the fund raised for hornmounis to nearly H.OOO, most of which bos boon contributed by commercial travelers. A HILL OP COMPLAINT FILED. Special DUvateh to 3Ti« Chiccoo JYiftuiu. l.VDiANAroi.ts, Ind., Got, 11.—A bill of com plaint was filed In tbo United States Court today by William T. Uosonkranz, of Now York. In be half of himself and other holders of tboinoomo bonds of tho Lafayette, Uloomlogton Sc Munoio Hailroad Company. Tbo object of those pro ceedings In pbanccry Is to sot aside tho recent consolidation of that company with tho Lako Frio & Western Hallway. Objection Is mado to tho disposition of tbo Lafayette, Uloomlugton & Munclo bonds under tbo terms of ttan consoll- dntion, and it Is alleged In the nom plnlnt Unit tho capital stock of that com pany was Increased at the time of tho consolidation to an extent not warranted by tho real value of tho road. Uls alleged that tho consolidation was not ft bona tide transaction, but that Its real purpose was to makn nu loauo of llutltlous capital, tho same to bo Issued with out consideration therefor and without tho pay ment of any money or tbo performance of any tabor upon tho property that could make tbo Issuo In good faith. These allegations nroset forth at groat length, ami tho whole not of consolidation Is denounced as fraudulent. UosonKrmw. and tbo parties acting with him ask that ■ tho Court grant a writ of Injunction to restrain tbo Lako Jirlo & Western Hallway Company from in any way further Interlerlug with tbo property of the Lafayette, illonmlngton & Munoio Hoad, and request tbo appointment of a Receiver, to whom tbo Lako Brio St Western Company shall be required to deliver up tho railroad property and assets of tho road absorbed, relinquishing nil right and title therein. CINCINNATI SOUTHERN. Cincinnati, Cot. 11.—Tho final formalities conncotod with tbo transfer of tbo Cincinnati Southern Hallway to the Cincinnati, Now Or* leans & Texas PuclQo Hallway Company, In ao* cordnneo with tbo terms of tbo lease to Prod Wnifo, were nccompllabcd this afternoon. Tbo now company paid to tbo Trustees of tbo Hoad $161,T00 for property and supplies on nnml, and to tbo company wblob has been oporattug tbo road $1,678,716 for tbolr property In rolllug'Btooks, etc., ns llxod by ap praisers. Tbo company also deposited with tbo slaking fund S6UO,OO(J us seenrity for mak ing the bottormouta of the rood as required by tbo lease, and in addition gave n mortgage on all tbo property of the road to secure tbo ob servance of tbo terms of tbo lease. An In demnity* bund of S6UO,(A)U was also given to tbo retiring lessees for the faithful performance of tbo contracts assumed. Tbo Sinking Fund Trustees bnvo continued all tbo action taken, and formal possession will ho taken by the now company this midnight. THE KANSAS CITY WAR. Special DUvatch to TTi* Chicago IVlbunc. Kansas Citv, Mo., Oct. 11.—'Tbo ticket agents mot bero today on tbo call of the Chicago & Alton agent to reconsider their decision on tbo two coses reported In yesterday's special to Tub Tmuu.si:. They declined either to reconsider or to grant an appeal to General Tinkot Agents, whereupon tbo Alton agent notified them that the agreement was nt an end, and stated that aa long as tboothor roads continued to do so, tbo Alton would ndbore to rates and to any reason able conditions fur the conduct of tbo business of this city, but they would not remain in an agreement where they bud to tako (bechances of having penalties levied upon Lbom by‘a court which bus evidently maoo up Its mind to decide against them without regard to tbo facta or to Justice. Wluit will bo tbo result of all this it Is dilllcult yet to tell. It is expected that an other mooting will bu hold, but whether It will result more harmoniously than that which has just adjourned no one can toll. COUNTERFEIT TICKETS. Special DUvatch to 77u Chicago Tribune. Boston, Oct. 11.—'W. A. Cromwell, Now York and New Ragland Passenger Agent ot tbo Lake Shore St Michigan Southern Hallway, has dis covered counterfeit tickets on his road la tho handset scalpers in this city. They purport to be good for a ride, unlimited, from Buffalo to St. Louis. Tbo Imitation Is exceedingly good, and anyone not very familiar with tbo appear* mice of tho genuine tickets would bo easily de ceived. Tho signature is perfect. Tho Lake Shorn & Michigan Southern people have been uollllcd by Mr. Cromwell of tho counterfeit. There are but few of tho tickets on sale in this city, and no suspicion rests upon tho people who hold them, but doubtless they ore scattered gen erally lu tho Eastern Suites. t 030.001) . 1,31)0,000 CUTTING KATES. Special DUttaUh to The Ctlcacn IVihyiU, Detiioit, Mich., Oct. 11.—Tralllc-Manager 0. D. Pock, of tbo Chicago A Grand Trunk, and As sistant-Superintendent Lnmlour, ot tbo Grand Trunk Baud, were In this «Uy , today, and in structed tho loonl agent to make a cut-rate to Chicago by tho way of Detroit, Grand Haven, and Milwaukee, and over (bo Chicago and Grand Trunk tbo remainder of the way, for $7. Tho Grand Trunk will put Its cheap Eastern tickets on sale ut all principal points on the line of tbo Michigan Central In retaliation fur tho refusal nf tho latter company to honor tho tickets of tho former over Its lino to tho Rost. The $7 out goes Into effect nt once, and the other ns soon ns tickets can bo printed and sent from Mon treal. THE WISCONSIN CENTRA!*. Special Diipatch to The Chicago Tritium. Milwaukee, Wls., Got, ll.—Deports received at tbo Wisconsin Central Hallway olllcea today stated that tho water on tbo Southern Division of tho road was rapidly going down, but It was still eight foot high on tho track Just south of Paokwuukco, whore, us stated several days ooro, about 700 feet of track and roadbed were washed out, Tbo washout bus caused a complete sus pension of business on that division with tbo exception of u few local trains, aud, from tho present outlook. U will be somo time yet before anything cun be dune. A steam-shovel and several hundred gravel cars are at Puukwaiikeo awaiting tho water to go down before beginning the work of repairing tbo traotc. APPOINTED SUPERINTENDENT. DtiMtcb to th* ChUaoo '/Vifcuii*. Clkvki.anu, 0., Got, 11.—It la understood that J. T. Furbor, who, U was said, was appointed General Superintendent of tho Luke Shore Itoud, refused to accept tho position. Tho posi tion was afterwards tendered to P. P. Wright, of Jersey Oily. Superintendent of Transportation of the Erie Hallway. Ho accepted, and General Manager Nowell has Issued n circular this morn luir uuiimmuing that P. P. Wright bud been ap pointed Superintendent of tbo Lake Shore mid nil Its brunches. Wright was formerly Superin tendent of tbo nodule Division of tbe Luke Shore Itoud from Erie to llulfulo. leaving it to accept tbe ikwUlou on tho Eric. Ho will assume tbo duties of bis new olllco next Monday. SOUTH PACIFIC. San Francisco, Oct. 11.—President Davis, of tbo South Pueblo Coast Narrow Gage, positively denies that tboro bus been any transfer of that road to tho Central Pacific, and says no negotia tions have been mudo to Uut end. Prom ex pressions dropped by Davis, however, tbo Im pression remains that some question of policy is involved In the denial, and that u change of control Is Impending. EAST ST. LOUIS STOCK-YARDS. St. Luma, Mo., Got. 11.—At a meeting of tbo stockbuldera of tbo National Stock-Yards of East Hi. Louis, Joseph Mulbull, of Bt. Louis, re tired from tbo Heard of Directors, and Juy Gould, who bus recently bcoouio u largo stock bolder, was elected In bis place. OHIO & MISSISSIPPI. Cincinnati, Got. ll.—Tbo Directors of tbe Ohio ft Mississippi Hoad meet tomorrow boro to arrange for tho annual mooting «t the stock holders ou Thursday, when Impuriant action Is expected to bo taken. SUIT FOR DAMAGES, gpiciat DliMtcb to Ttu ChUaao TVtflun*, Euns. 111., Got. 11.—Mr®, Dr. Flula McClure, of this city, administrator of tbo estate of Moato Anderson, deceased, bas bogun suit In tbs Elgin City Court against tbs Chicago ft Northwestern Unllrond Company for s<>,ooo. Plaintiff |* p,. sister of deceased, a young man who was ki|i..,i In an'accldont at Maywood over a year age, ht being n passenger on a Chicago tc Northwestern train. “ IMPOUTANT DKCTStOV. Mti.wAtJKKR, Wls., del. ll.—ln tho irnitej States Court today Judge Dyer decided (he tnoti important railroad ease over in tho courts |q this State. Tho case Is known ns liarnns vs.ths Chicago, Milwaukee !e St. Paul Company, dm referred to tho redemption of $-VWo.ooii worth of old Milwaukee St La Crosse bonds. Tim deck! lon was practically In favor of tbo defendant. THIS ST. I’AUlji Sioux City, la., Oct. ll.—Tho Mllwaukooist. Paul has bought of tho Sioux tho right nr war for a wagon-road between Chamberlain and tbs lllaok Hills, paying $£5,000. Tho route has been explored and found favorable. Tho road will U opened within tolrty days. COMMISSIONERS. Atlanta, Oa.. Out. ll.—Tho National Aisools, Uon of Hallway Commissioners chine Williams, of Michigan, Chairman. Tbo subject of tbs largo damages awarded In suits against railroad companies will bo oousldcrod tomorrow. ITEMS. Mr. John 11. White has boon appointed Hasp ern Passenger Agent of tbo Savannah, Florida & Western Uullroad, with headquarters at Ns* Vork. r Mr, Thomas L. Kimball, Assistant Gcoenl Manager of tho Union Pacific Hallway, Is in the oily. He Is tho guest of Mr. I. 8. Kodsdon, Gen. oral Agent of his road in Chicago. Tho General Freight Agents of tho Chicago. Hock Island & Piiclilo, Chicago, lliiniugioa J Quincy, and tbo Chicago & Northwestern Uali reads hold a meeting yesterday afternoon at tbs Darlington olllee, and agreed upon further changes In tho Dus Moines rates. Mr. D. It Taylor, Huporlntondont of tho Mis* sour! Division of the Northern Paoille Hmi. road, nrVlvcd yesterday from his Lame in Mau dlin, I). T. 'Ho is un route for Detroit, on a vi.it to bis relatives, lie says tho Northern Pacific will be completed to tbo Hosebud, which 1$ forty miles beyond Miles City, tbo present ter minus, before enow (lies. A temporary bridge Is being Is now being constructed across tbs Tongue Hlver. Mr. Charles B. rook, Trnltlo Manager of tbs Chicago Si Grand Trunk, and Mr. James Sloven* non, General X'asscngcr Agent of tbo Grand Trunk Hallway, bnvo Just issued u circular, an* nounclug tbo appointment of Mr. Jobu j|, Whltmou as General Passenger Agent of bmn roads, with hoadcjtmrlers at Chicago. lie will have charge of the Interests of both companies In tbo West mid Northwest. tbo sottlcnnmt of commissions, control of traveling and nutildo agents, distribution of advertisements, ole. Mr. J. W. Mldgloy,Commissioner of tbo South* western Hallway Association, and Mr. J. it Wheeler, Superintendent of tbo Western Weigh* lug Association, left for Cleveland Inst evening, to attend tbo iceotlng of General Freight Agents tube held In that olty today. As bare* tufnro stated, tbo object of tbo meeting Is to form u weighing association, similar to tbo Western Association, comprising alt tbo terri tory between, llullnlo, Pittsburg, Chicago, and tbo Mississippi Hlvcr. Messrs. Mldgfey and Wheeler will lay before tbo meeting stuUsiki imd tacts showing tbo beneficial results from weighing car-load freights and charging actual weights since thu formation of tbo Western Weighing Association. CONFEDERATE BONDS. Now York Parties liny Ids All Tlioy Cal Get of the Worthless Paper. Sptcfal DUpaleh to The Chicago Tribun*. Litti.r Hock, Ark., Oct. 11.—One of tbo bonkf of this olty received a telegram from Now York City this evening Instructing it to buy all tbs Confederate bonds that could bo obtained at $3.50 per thousand. It Is said that there Is a largo amount of those bonds bold by parties sot only in (bis county, but throughout tbo State. iMi.i.As, Tex., Oct. 11.—Tbo bunks In this dty today received telegrams from Wall street par* ties informing them that they want all tbo Coo* federate bonds they can -secure, and will puy s3.6oper SI,UK) for the said securities. Tbo ao* nounccment, when made public, was a surprise to everybody, ns tbo motive for wanting to pur chase Confederate bonds Is not understood. It Is surmised that this sudden demand for wbst ban been considered a worthless nud dead col lateral is a scheme on tbo part of European and Now York capitalists to jointly purchase tbo bonds, and in tbo future endeavor to get itae State or General Government to pay them, tbs Europeans and Now Yorkers to divide tba profits. ' INDIANS IN SOUTHERN MICHIGAN. Spreiat Corretpondtnce of Tht Chicago Tribune. Battle Cheek, Mich., Oct. 10.—Near Athens, n village fifteen miles south or this city, is as Indian reservation where reside u tribe known as “Potuwatoralcs.” 1c consists of about Bovonty-llvo persons In ail, ami is composed vt fifteen families—all related—who ail Intermarry. This, of course, is not conducive to a very high order of Intellect, and, although their children attend school a portion of mo year, they never attain any proficiency in their studies, I’hlncns Pamto is the chief of the tribe. Tbs little village which their dwellings make is known by the euphonious name of “ Wau koshtna,” and, besides the school, has also a church, where services ore conducted regularly by a “polo-face" brother, and many of thou have heeded to bis urgent addresses, bocommi members of the church and very good Christians. The tribe was formerly a very largo one, but la 1871 the Government removed tbom all to tbs Indian Territory, where the most of them still live, Homo of tbom were homesick, however,anil soon returned to their old bunting ground*. They own the loud where they live, about AID acres, and have much of it under cultivation. Besides what they raise, the Government allows tbom an annuity of SOOO, which is divided oe tween them. Nearly allot them own house*,ln which they take grout pride. Their crops of wheat and corn suffered much from the uruulb this year, and they will consequently bo obliged to rely upon bunting and tlsntug for a living. Very little tntemponmeo exists among them, and, like most American Indians, prefer games to work. They have a rogulorlyorganizod base bull club among them, and frequently plsy , match games with the clubs of neighboring yn luges, and at this sport tboy ore very akilllui and successful. There are hundreds of acres ot whortleberry swamps in tbotr vicinity, from which the Indians gather thousands of buihel* every your, bring thorn to this city, and sell tbom very cheap for cash, or exchange them for the few groceries they need, and « ot powder and shot. The berries uro shipped to the Chicago and Detroit markets. Tbs “braves" vary seldom degrade themselves nr such menial work its gathering berries, ana leave It to tbotr squaws, who may often be seen nt work with a “pappooso" strapped to ber buck, while her liege lord is bunting and nshlmr, or. if too old, is ot homo manufacturing bow*, arrows, and baskets, which arestulned.bngiu colors and sold when they come to the oity. Helling their berries ond wlekerwaro la a holitlsy for tbo entire tribe, who all come to the city, loading clown their ponies. After their wares aru disposed of the boys shoot ut pennies ass mark with bow and arrow, and the spectators feel fully compensated for the loss of their small change bv witnessing the skill and uex* terlty with which thoseyoungNlinrodswlllbrluf down the coppers nine times out of tun at a distance of thirty paces, Thomon are generally attired In blue jean stilts, with red shirts, sua cann-skln caps, while the squaws dross in tuo brightest colored calicos, mid frequently go bareheaded aud barefooted. The coy and art* less young Indian maiden, whom Cooper uo* scribes .so fully, Is seldom seen on the sire®'* with her tribe, but generally remains setimiw at homo until wooed and won by somo •* bruvo who bus proved himself worthy of her. the members of the tribe allbuld these young women in the highest respect, and will, If necessary, light to tho death for their honor. Thuuga phlegmatic and stolid in their nature they arc good neighbors and observe well the laws, none of tbom ever having boon arrested for, utiy crime. They do not betray in their stolid, solemn countenances, which tiro voldom covered wita smiles, that they bavo a royal right to all tm* broad laud from which thny wore driven by force. ABSENCE OF FROST. Sptdal DliiMfr* to 'iTi* CAlraee *V.’Sun«. Wateiitown, Wls.i Oct. 11.—This section bH bad on tamest unparalleled oxcmptlou G -01 ® frost this season. Wo arc still without uuv'frert that tins been hurtful to vegetation to any urvst extent. This condition of things, together wito tbo excessive rainfall within tbo past Ibrn) weeks, bus helped along full feed to sucbuui gree that at present grass is us green, heavy, and vigorous us In June, keeping dairy muttm mill booming. Tbo winter wheat Is also jn splendid condition, having had h healthy K nivr , and taken good root, tilling It welt for thos'J vent of the winter. The acreage hereabouts » about equal to that of lust year. A CORNER-STONE. DANVtI.I.E, Vo., Got. IL—Tbo Masonic fratsfj ulty laid today tbe ourner-stuno of a Unl**J Stales building, and tbo Huv. 8, B. LutoUUl (Metbodlst> delivered tin oruUoo. PINK-EYE. gjwclal UUvaUk to TO* Chttaoo TTiauni. LArAvevru, Ind., Oct. 11.—Tbe provallM horse disease bas struck LufuyoUo, and many tbe equities of this locality uro suffering tbsrs* from, Lydia B. Plnkbum's Vegetable Compound w } atiilUlmes and under ml circumstances uti*“ barmeny with tbo laws that govern the te®f‘, system. Address Mrs. Lydia B. Pliiknain,*** Western aveuuo, Lyuu, Muss., for circular.