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PablUheil Wednesday Mornings Offlclal r»r«r«l tl«e War Department A N official Paper of Wapello Comit|f OFFICE:— On the corner of Second and M»r)C#t •treats, over tlie Poitofflee, K K 9 $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE, 02.OOat the "I* lenlhi# A.Wreas J. M. nBllRICK & CO HAILBOAD TIME .TABLKS. CHICAGO. BURLINGTON A QITINCY H. R. 4OIW0 lllfl 1RMVI8| LBAVlS. Mall 4:5Cpm 6:00 pra Atlantic Bxpren 2:50 a ra 2:55 a Burlington Accommodation.. 4:15 am No. 10 Freight l»:10pm •on* WHTJ ABRIVM, Mall .... —ilj»am 11:40am No. I BzpreM 10:80 pm 11:00 pm Borllngt'o Accommodit'n.. »:M n Council BlnffJ Freight-.- 7:J0pm W. B. ABMSTltONfl, Oeo'l Aft. KEOKUK DM MOINISS R. R. Train! depart ai follow* •OIKS lift. some Not Van .4:85 pm No* Faaaannr.UriSp No fl Freight 10:50 pm S o 0 4 8 a No 1 Hall 11:40 No 8 KxprMa._.l0:50 No 5 Freight..... 2:40a NoT ,t I:Mpm C. K. BOUDH, CBNTRAL R. R. Of IOWA.. BOING SOUTHWARD. TRAIN* Not Bipreaa No. 4 Mall. mm— No. S Express No. SMaiU W*J FRALGUT—...~— KT tons, K. ABUTS _I0:SB pm 4.-Mpm 0:40 am Freight«.MMMHWMMI...MM»HMM.M. oonra NOHTHWA UD. DIFAHT 11:15 pm ifcfltpm 1:10 pa At PINTO, A|an C. A NORTHERN B. R. Trains on thli road arrive and depart a* follows: (i 01IV 0 SOUTH. GOING NOBTB. Express leaves 4 '4., pm I Kxpresa arrives 11:25 a Accom'datton 7:00 am Aecom'odatlon s:)!5 W. G. LINN. Agent REPUBLICAN STATE CONVEN VION. The Twenty-flrat Annua! State ('onventlon of the Republican parly of Iowa, will ha callert at Des.Molncs, on WKDNKBDAY.MTOE 27, 1CT7, for the purpose of making the follow iug nomtna tlon*: One candidate for Governor: One candidate for Lieutenant-Governor. One candidate lor Superintendent of Public In struction. One candidate for Supreme .Tudfe. The ratio of renWBentation will be, one delegate for each county fo the State, and in addition there to, one delegate for each 2U0 votes or fraction over 200, cast for Hon. Josiah T. Young for 8ccrctary of State, at the general election in 1S0, Wapello county 1M entitled to 11 delegates, Ap prnooeelO, Davis 9, JaHpev 19, Keokuk 13, Mahas ka 17, Marlon 14, Monroe 3, The total number of delegates in the convention ia 960. We inyite all to unite with ns In the Conven tion and the campaign, who believe in the stead fast and unwavering principles of Kight, Liberty and Justice, as exemplified in the past record and platforms of the Hepublican party from its bivth, when it began Us uncompromising crusade upon human slavery, until the last shackle fell, and the lave became a man endowed by tlii party with all the rights hie former master possesses and in which he must be protected at any cost who l« lleve in cherishing with j»rldc unabated, it* devofl tion to the cause of loyalty against treason, MM who run never forget tlie service* of the loyal blue though forgiving the reliel grav who liclieve that the rnited State* of Ainerica i a nation and not merely a Confederation of States who believe In the strict and vigorous enforcement of the consti tutional amendments, both tn letter and spirit, lor the absolute aud complete protection of all—the weak as well as the strong, In every right of suf frage, citizenship, liberty and equality who be iieve tlie majority should rule,and deprecate all attempts at political terrorism and intimidation, ami all |olith'ul or official toleration therewith who believe that igoor&uce and vice go lumdlnhand, and who therefore desire to see our free schools nurturedandfostered. as the besigateguardsofthe nation's life who believe that until these ends are accomplished, and lh»se rights are guaranteed and secured to tbe inmate of the lowest hovel in the Jand, a 4 well as the inhabitant of the palatial i.ubode, that the work of the Republican party is not yet accomplished, we invite to co-op rate with ufl in keeping alive the tires upon the 1 party altar, and unite with us in giving the state i a good, economical and carefully administered 1 government, through our nominees. By order ot the Kepnlicati State Central Com* ntUttec. UKNKV O. LttlOJITON, Chairman. •irCBUOARCOVHTY OOIYKNTION. In accordance with ft ix-^dution adopted at ft meeting of the Republican Ceutral Committee of Wapello County, held on Saturday, May 12th, 1S77, the Hepublican voters of vtapello County are requested to meet in Delegate Convention, at the Court House In Ottumwa, on SATURDAY, -JUNE 2-id, 1S77. •at 1 o'clock, p. m., to elect 14 delegates to the State Convention, to IM» held at L)cs Moines, June 27th, 1S77 also to nominate candidates to l»c voted for October !'th, 1877, to fill the CbUoitffig Omtttts' "IticeB, to-wit: 8TATK SBNATOB, Two ItRPItK^EWTitlTWl, TR«A9U»KR, BSRIPK, AUDITOR, COUNTY SOPERlNT*IfDE»T OF SCHOOLS, ONI MEMBBR HOARD OF M0PSRVI90RS, COIOMKR, StTRVBVOR. The rati- of representation will le live delegates for each Township, and one additional for etch fW votes or fractional put thereof over 2." votes «-ust ft»r Hon. Josiah T. Young, for Secretary of htuU* in 1870. This will entitle the several Townships to the number of delegates indicated ly the following table: Agency 8 Dahlonega Adams 0 Qret-n 7 Center, 1 at Precinct, s Highland 7 2d Keokuk.... ...-6 3d s Polk 7 Colombia 10 Pleasant 7 CSHS fi Richland 9 -ompetine 7 Washington 9 The Republicans of the several T« wnsbipsand I'rec.inctH are requested to meet at their ecveral places of voting, on Saturday, June 10, at 4 o'clock p. m., aud elect delegate- tth9 County Convention. T. P. Bl'H.M AN, Chairman hep Cen. com. ARTICLES OR INCORPOFTATIOJV Of the Ottumwa and Northern Rail road Company: ARTICLI 1. We, the ondersigned, citizens of the state of Iowa, together with our associates, uuccessors and ussigng, and all persons who may ijecome stockholders undertheaeartlclrs, do here by become incorporated umU-rthe name and style of the Ottumwa and Northern Railroad Company, for the purpose of ownlog, constructing and op erating a railroad and brandies, extendiug north ward lrom Ottumwa to loun City, in Johnson county, or Cedar Rapids in Linn county, or to .both points named, with a branch roadathirk vilie, in Wapello countv Iowa, intersecting the Central Railroad of Iowa at UskalOosa, or M»ue point Ijctween O^kuloo«a and Eddyville. ART. 2. Tlie principal place of l»u-ines of said .company shall be at "itumwa, Iowa, until other .wise orderel by the Itoard of Directors. ART. 8. Thi" corporation shall have exercise &ud euioy all the rights, powers and franchises nuthori/.ed by the Kifty-set und chapter of the re vised code of Iowa, entitled 'Incorporation* for .pccuularv prollt," together with all tho other rights and powers grauted by law to railroad .companies, A*T. 1. The capital ntock shall be Three Hun tired I hoii9anl Dollars, and may i»e Increase I by ,the Hoard of Directors. The time and conditions .upon w hicli it is to be paid in shall be such as the 3oifd of Directors may from time to time desig jiat'. ART.fi. The stock shall be tran^ftrable on the 8ooki Of the company at its principal office, and at such other place or places »s the Board of Di rectors may aesignnte,—the stock to Itedividtnl into shares ol'hie Hundred Dollar^ each, and «ach share ^hall be entitled to one vote, either by the owner 01 by proxy, at ftll meetings of the stockholders AitT, »i. This company shall commence on the 9th of April, A. D. 1877, and *tiall continue fifty yetii-i with the right of renewal. ART. 7. The affairs of the company shall )e managed by a board of eleven directors,a majori ty ot whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. AKT. S Cnltl tlie Annual meetiug on the lii -t ^Monday in July, and until their successors are (duly electcd Rnd tjualillwl, the following lKr^ons sre hereby constitute»l directors, to-wit: 8. D. iJarpenter, C. F.Blake, L. K. tiray, Theophilus aiut/, Samuel Oilmore, J. L. Taylor, J. 11. Mer rill, Juiin Kirk]«trick, J. M. lledrick, W. A. Mc Grew, 1'. U. Balliugull and until the annual election in July, 1^77, the officers shall consist of Jame.s L. Taylor, President W, £. i ha tubers, Secretary, and chu*. F. Blake, Treasurer. •KT. (*. The annual meeting of the vtockbold ers shall take place on the flr*t Mouday of July in each year, and special meetings -h dl -held :tt such times as the President utay designate. Thirty days' notice of any special meeting shall be mailed to each registered stockholder. ART. 10, The directors are lully empowered to carry out the objects of this incorporation, and thev may, by a unanimous vote, authorise the Pre-ddent, Treasurer aiul Becretary to convey tlie whole or any pari of the franchise and property of the company, or by a majority vote 01 any meet* ing, autuorize the same otlia rs to execute bonds and deeds of trunt to secure the same on the rail road and pro|»erty of this company to such extent, undupon such terms und conditions as may e deemed for the ln-st interest* of thin company in securing the construction of said railroad. The Directors shall have foil power to till any vacan cy in the Board, and to perform all other act that they may consider benetlcial to their corporation, ART. 11. The officers of thi» company hall consist of a President, to be elected by the Direc tors from their own numlter, and also a Treasurer and Secretary, to be ap)ointed by the Directors, aud such Other officers as the Board of Directors may designate. ART. 12. All certificates of stock und agree ments shall he signed by the President and coun terslgtted by the Secretary. ART, 13. The aggregate indebtedness of this icotnitan v shall in no case uxtusul two-thirds MtOck ART. 14. The private prnp»rty of thestockhold er-shall notbeMiibjecl to thedebU of thecompa iiy. ART. 15. These articles may le amended ai any meeting of the stockholders, alter thirty days no lice specifying the proposed amendments, and published tn at least two papers on the line of the road, provided that two-thirds of all the stock auhscrllM-a favor such amendment. Amendments iuay be made by the unanimous vote of all the Director*. Jalso OSEPH 1L MRRRKIX, HARI.SS R. BLAKB. P. G. BAI.I IMUALL, 1. E. (.RAY, S.D. i'ARl'KRTKB, W. E. CHAMBERS, BAMCRL iil.MoU|, J.|M. HIDRICK, lAMKS L. TAYLOK. HI.DTZ, Jonx lvIKKPATRICK. W. A.. MCOKIW, nii»*4 A Small Farm for Sale Two and a lialf miles from Ottumwa I have 41 acres of beautiful farming land, A small frame llouaa on It DOFrnltTrece all nnder fence ex cept 14 acres, and nearly all down In mewlow It Ilea on tlie main road running north from ottnm wa. I will sell It on reasonable terms. Inquire of me on the premises. ii..1 wly ELIZABETH IIALI. A Mil Fan for Sain. Two and a half miles lrom Ottamwa, on tbe main road north, I hsve a farm Of lltfacres, Well improved good frame honse of 1 rooms aud cel lar fair barn: a splendid bearing orchard of ap ple trees, 130 in number nudalargeaud bountiml supply ot all other fruit trees lenciug good a good timber lot coal bank on the place the farm well watered. It is choice farm, within half a mile of a two-story fine brick school houso. I will sell on «8T jjrms Inquire of me on the premises. 9-2TMwy MARY MYERS DR. BOHAmraJPfl •Urriag? nit-ftd from life tMehMafiTuuln? SECRETS, BrB Saual0ateai,havtooir« ^kMofDlMMM,wltk lupiml. ofnluafcl. nMlpb. ataledoL "folStr** North The Illinois State Senate has passed the bill making silver coin a legal tender for all debts of whatever amoant. Now let Congress follow suit. The Chicago Journal speaking of the wordy war between Jo. Meiill, of the Chicago Tribune, and (iail Ham ilton, says: "The famous duel of the monkey anil parrot was nothing to this encounter, and no mortal can di vine when tho end will come, or wliat the harvest will be." The State Hot inter is responsible for saying that tlie Hon. II. 'J. Pratt, has assumed clerical robes, and will engage at once as a Pastor of a clinrch in the M. E. denomination. Mr. Pratt has been for several years a prominent lawyer, several times elected to the State Legislature and with the last Congress closed four years of scrvice in the National Leg' islature. lie is an able man, find powerful speaker. ONE Samuel 1). Babcock, Chairman of the New York Chamber of Com merce, who presided at tho Presiden tial banquet, night before last, ought to get ready to attend all the ap proaching State Fairs and contest successfully as the premium ass, which this slobbering era has devel oped. In making the pitouiug npoooL, will, the President, several members of his Cabinet, the Commander of the army, and many other national celeb rities, without rcspcct to party, before him, this Babcock ass got up on his hind-legs and brayed as follows "The liberated four millions of slaves had 'enslaved forty millions of white men." It is creditablo to the intelligence of the audience that it hissed and pro tested at this utterance, whereupon Babcock took a reef in his cars and subsided. TIIF. Columbia correspondent of the New York Times declares that the Republican party of South Carolina is a thing of the past. Most of the white Republicans of the state are preparing to leave, and a number of the prominent eolored men of the party, like Cardo/.a and Elliott, will soon follow their example. As to the rank and file, the negroes, the corres pondent says: "They will remain, but tliey will remain as servants, not as citizens. They will remain to toil for the maintainancc of the idle whites. They will be allowed to toil in peace, but for a time, at least, they will have to bid good-byo to tho right of suffrage." We print, to-day, an article from the New York Tribune, independent and non-partisan supporter of the pacification policy, in relation to (lie recent assassination of Judge Cliis holm and his family, in Mississippi, because they were republicans and decent sort of people. It will be seen in our dispatches that the heroic girl, Cornelia Chisholni. who received her wounds in shielding her aged father from the brutal mob, has died of her wounds. We hope that the defenders of these outrages, and the kind of a policy which makes them possible, will not go into spasms, hereafter, over the Bashi Bazouk outrages. CERTAIN parties in East Des Moines, Iowa, have recovered a judgment against the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company for The cause of action was damages for a breach of the following contract: The Company, through its chief en gineer and attorney agreed, in con sideration ot the donation of certain lots in East Des Moines, to locale thereon their yards and depots. It is alleged that the company promised in time to spend at least ),(KX on these lots. The company has failed to carry out the agreement, and have put their improvements in West Des Moines. The judgment was recover ed for the value of the lots and inter est. And now comes Oeorge W. Jones, one of the contributors, and brings suit in damages for $75,000 private damages. He alleges that by reason of his faith in the pledges of tho Com pany to erect their depots on the east side, he erected a largo hotel and in vested large sums of money, which has virtually been lost by tho location of tho depot on the west side. Ilis hotel register evidences a beggarly show of empty rooms, and he seeks restitution. The action recently decided was for the value of property transferred to the company, and interest, aud did not decide the private rights of indi vidual contributors. This question is involved in the action of Sir. Jones, and if he gels a verdict, there are nearly one hundred other contribut ors who claim damages and if they get their claims allowed, the company will draw on its treasurer for not less than half a million dollars to pay the bill. Tho company will coutcst all all these suits in the courts of last re sort. THE Bate City asks why it is—siuce we hope for, and think it probable that six months henco the Louisiana and South Carolina policy differences in the Republican party will be sup planted by new and exciting topics, upon which there will be no disagree ment—that we should not, therefore, favor a late convention to help along such approaching harmony? The Gate certainly would not want to dc f»r th« I'onvcntlon six months, or even four months, and wo have no hope of any better agreement among Republicans within any reasonable time for the sitting of the convention than now exists, and it seems to us that the Gate ought to have observed this from onr article. We very clear ly stated that at about the time a late convention would be in session there would be the most danger of a heated contest. This part of our article the Gate does not refer to. But it is not. at all probable that we can see as our neighbor does as to the final outcome. He of the Gate finally expects peace and quietude from the combined civil aud military interference which seat ed Hampton and Nieliolls, and so the Presidents policy he triumphant While we expect the President to bo obliged, prompted by the honest pur poses which we believe actuates l.ini, to interfere in some manner to put an end to the assassinations tor political opinion's sake in the South, anil the high-handed political outrages that are being committed against law an justice by the newly installed White League Governors. In brief wo ex pect the President to find it necessary to re-temper his policy, surcharging it with a far different materia]. It is by this road that we expect harmony and the making obsolete of the past differences. We trust that the Gate can now readily observe through what very differently see tho final colored spectacles we outcome. Tin New York Times, in speakin of tho reduction of pension agents, says: "The wholesale abolishment of pen sion agencies, to save the pitiful stun of *1 ,-0,000 a year to the Government, while largely increasing the probable expenses of the pensioners, is received with disfavor in many quarters. The Cincinnati Gazette sums up the ob jections when it says that, upon the whole, it is not commendable econo my that places burdens upon the needy pensioners, and exposes them to tho ravages of notaries aud sharp ers who will not hesitate to take ad vantage of their necessities and their ignorance.'' Tho general reader is very apt to fall in at once with what may be bruited abroad as reform, when, in fad, there is a very small measure of reform in the change that ).as been made. We believe that thcic can be n reduction in the number of pension agents, which will be a saving to the government without detriment to the pensioners. We think, however, that the reduction is too sweeping. This leakage is a very small thing in comparison with others belonging to the pension agencies. Wo refer particularly to one leakage now, and that is the salary, including fees, that attach to the pension agents. AVe see it noted by the press that the pen sion agent at Philadelphia, Pa., re ceives $30,000 in the way of compen sation. Wo do not know what the compensation of the Chicago agent has been, but we presume it doubled or trebled (he salary received by the postmaster of that city. The fact is, pension agents receive* too much for the amount of work they do. The business is the plainest and simplest in the world, and there is very little responsibility connected with it. We venture to say that there is not tho responsibility attached to the pension agency at Chicago for a whole year that there is to the postoflice in that city for a single week. Cut off the perquisites to the agents, lessen tho frequency of payment and reduce about one-half the number of agents, and lei fhis be done, if possible, as genuine reform, without so much ado about it. Some of this reform would, of course, have to bo done by Con gress, and there is where the Secreta ry of the Interior wants to press his reform in this branch of the service. Another Presidential Spech A statue of the poet Fitz Green llallcek, was unveiled in Central Park, New York, yesterday, Presi dent Hayes making the following presentation speeeh: "MAYOU ELY—The honorable and very agreeable duty has devolved on mc on behalf of the subscribers to the Hailed statue, to present, through you fo the city of New York, this now completed work. Hal leek, the early poet—the favored of early American poets—a citi/.en of the city of New York (luring the years of his active life. This is his statue. In his life he honored the city—his works will honor flic city forever. Oil behalf" of the subscribers I present this statue through you to the city of New York. You will preserve it, you will prize it, YOU will keep it forever in these beautifij grounds, as one ot the pre cious treasures of your beautiful city. [Applause.] THE Chicago Tribune of the 15th inst., contained the following brief editorial "JelF Daviu had the reputation dur inga long life of being a brave man. He was a soldier, and had been the chosen leader in the most gigantic rebellion of modern days. Yet Jeff erson Davis closed his long public life, by resorting in a moment of per sonal wuakueH, lo flic dodge of put ting himself within hoop-skirts and appealing to his captors for immuni ty bccatisc of beiusr an ancient maiden lady. Mr. J. G. lilainc, the veteran of a hundred escapades, is just now trying something of the same kind, and, under the thin disguise of false fronts, bnsfle and striped hose, is passing himself off as an ancient maiden ladv venerable in years, and of course exempt from criticism. The Tribune claims to be a Repub lican journal it assumes to be par ex '•eltcncc an administration paper it has the enthusiasm of a "young con vert in the midst of a revival season, over the pacification policy. Its pac ification, however, is all aimed at making friends with tho Southern Iemocracv. For Republicans it seems to entertain the most bitter hatred, and seeks in all possible ways to arouse the most violent dissensions in the party. In the above extract tho Tribune. for a purpose, intending thereby to infuse into the article the rankest venom, makes a comparison bet ween Jeff Davis and James G. Blaine, and also takes Davis in the most despisa ble and cowardly situation he was ever caught in, in which to liken Blaine to Mm. In order to do this it arves a falsehood out of whole cloth against Mr. Blaine. Such conduct would shr.me even the newspaper iut'amy of Brick Pomeroy. Such pub lications ought to banish the Tribune from every Republican household in the country. The bill appropriating $50,000 for the completion of the Stephen A. Douglass monument in Chicago, has passed both branches of the Illinois Legislature, and now only awaits the Governor's approval. 'Ibis act does credit to the State of Illinois. An Inter-Ocean dispatch from Washington says: Congressman Randall L. Gibson, (dem.)of Louisiana, has arrived here, and gives very encouraging accounts of the commercial prosperity of New Orleans since (lie adjustment of po litical difficulties, lie says that ex Confederate (ieneral Hood made at least a hundred thousand dollars by the rise in State bonds, and that e.v Govcruor Warmoutk made as muok mar©. Even the Chicago Tribune savs: "Miss Chi-olm, who displayed so much heroism in the defense of her father when attacked by the mob in the Kemper county, Miss., jail, has died of the wounds received on that occasion. The utter heartlcssness and lack of human feeling shown.by these lawless wretches pursued tho young lady to such •extremes that it was im possible for her friends to procure proper surgical attention, and ren ders this murder one of the most fiendish in the annals of crime.— She Will take her place in history as a true heroine, and the community which approved of the murder, and deprived the poor wounded girl of the medical assistance that would have saved her life, will never recov er from the horrid disgrace of her cruel death and that of her younger brother." Tomorrow's issuo, however, may be relied on to conio out in defense of tho White League cut. throats. The citizens of IJuslmell, Ills., have just made tho startling discovery that a resident of that place for two years, and who was always supposed to be a woman IVoni dressing in fe male apparel, and having a very ef feminate look, is in reality a man. Tho Keokuk Constitution "Front some of our traveling muii who have been along the Des Moines valley, between Keokuk anil Ottum wa, wo learn that the prospect for u crop of corn or oafs are extremely blue. One gentleman, who has been through largo portions of Davis and Van Biircn counties, says they are nothing but vast frog ponds, and the farmers are very despondent." savs: iiion J. M. IIEDRICK& CO., PROPRIETORS. OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY. IOWA, MAY 23, 1877. THE MISSISSIPPI TRAGEDY. A Graphic Description Judge Cliiftliolm'B Fight with a Molt of An Unsuccessful Appeal to the OWemor- Mrs. Chisholm's Letter. How Conciliation Work* in Miss issippi. Correspouilcnce oi' IheNuw Tor I Trltmno. A warrant was sworn out for the arrest of Judge Chisholni, Gilmer, C. Rosenbauni, (a friend of Gilmer), the DcKalli postmaster, but living in Scooba. anil two brothers named Hopper, one a merchant anil the oth er a saloon keeper in DeKalb. All these men were republicans. There seems to have been a plot to get them together and murder them all. The Sheriff arrested the two Hoppers and Chisholm and placed them all under uaril in Chisholm's house, anil dis patched a deputy to Scooba for Gilmer and Rosenbauni, but they hail heard of the warrant anil were met coming to town to give themselves up. About 10 o'clock that morning (Sunday) armed men began to ride into Dclvalb. First small detach ments came, and afterward a large body, numbering about 100. Beforo noon over 200 men had congregated. They were sober, cool anil determin ed. Tying their horses to the gal lows-like hitching-bars around the Court House, they surrounded Judge Chisholm's house and insisted that the Sheriff should take the prisoners to jail. This was done, and a guard of six men, selected by the Sheriff, was placed over them. Then the mob hung two of Chisholm's negro servants up to trees with bridle reins, and tried to make them confess that they had heard something to impli cate the Judge in the murder but the poor fellows knew nothing, and were finally allowed to run to the woods. At:! o'clock in the afternoon Gil mer and Roscnbaiim came into the village with the Deputy Sheriff, dis mounted and started to walk down the main street to the jail. They hail not gone a dozen rods before a shot was fired at. Gilmer from the crowd of armed men hanging about the store doors. He ran down a narrow passage to the rear of the buildings, only to find himself penned in by another detachment of the, mob. Es cape was impossible, and the defense less man was killed like a rat in a trap. Two balls were shot in his head after he lay dead on the ground. When the firing began Rosenbauni clung to an acquaintance in the crowd named Hull, and begged for protection. This man interceded for liini and he was allowed to escape un harmed. When Judge Chisholm went to jail all the members of the family—his wife, a daughter IS years old, a son of 1(, and two younger boys—knowing that his life was iu danger, and hop ing that their presence might soften the hearts of the mob, went with him. After they were locked in, the daugh ter, Cornelia, fonnil that the guns of the six guards were not loaded, and that tliey had no ammunition. I'n dcr pretense of going to procure food for the family, the courageous girl left the jail, passed through the crowd of angry men, and returned home whero she hastily secreted a powder-flask, a bag of shot and some newspapers for wadding under her dress. Then taking some bread and meat, she went back to the jail. The mob, leaving the stores ami saloons, now began to pressaround the build ing and clamor for Chisholm's life. Among the guard there was but one republican, a cool, courageous Scotch man named McLellanil, who was a personal friend of Chisholm. This man stationed himself at the door of tho jnil, aiul told the mob that if they killed the prisoners two of tlieui should die for every life they took. While expostulating with the mob, and threatening them, he tell, shot by live pistol balls. Three of the re maining guards now deserted their post, anil leaving their guns and tak ing with them the two Hoppers, they went out of the jail. There seems to have been little personal animosity against the Hoppers, and they min gled with the crowd and got away unharmed. The furious mob filled the lower ball of the jail, and broke open a door at the foot of a stairway leading to the floor above, where the prison ers were confined. At the top of the stairs there was another door with a grating in it. The lock was broker, off with axes. AVhile the blows were falling upon it, Cornelia implored the two remaining guards, Overstrect anil Wall, to fire through the grating upon flic mob pressing up the stairs, but they refused. She then carried the guns left by the other guards to her father. After the lock yielded the two guards tried to hold the door, and the second son of the Judge, a boy of 1:5, in aiding them, was shot in the wrist. The mob pushed the guards aside, and the men in advance gained the upper landing, fireil and killed the poor wounded boy, who was clinging to his father. First in the brutal crowd came David Kosser, a planter aud practicing physician. He was instantly killed by the Judge. As soon as he fell the men, cowardly as all mobs arc, rushed out of the building. There was a lull for a few minutes then the crowd outside be gan to yell, "Fire the jail, burn them out !_" Afterward they shouted, "The jail is on tire!" It was a stralegem worthy only of savages. Judge Chis holm, believing that the wooden building was already iu flames, de termined to light his way out and sell his life as dearly as possible. He came down stairs with his wife and three surviving children. The dead bodies of Joliny Chisolm aud Dr. Rosser had previously been carried out by Overstrect and Wall, who left the jail to get out ot harm's way. At the foot of the stairs the hunted fami ly found the hall full of armed men. One man stuck his gun through the rating of the door against the breast of .Fudge Chisolm, but Cornelia thrust it aside. A volley of shots were fireil against the door. The Judge pushed it open and got into the hall. Mrs. Chisolm fired both barrels out of a shot gun, and wounded one of" fim assailants in the face. The mur derous mob closed in around their victim. His daughter clung to Siis neck with one hand and with the oth er thrust away the guns aimed at him. Her hand was shattered by a ball and five shots struck one of her legs.— Judge Chisolm fell, wounded in elev en placcs. The mob believing they had accomplished their purpose, left the jail. The wife and son of the Judge, aid ed by a citizen, who, for a wonder, showed a spark of humanity, carried the wounded man to his home, a few hundred yards across the commons. A body of men stopped them on the way and were about to tire on the Judge, when Miss Cornelia, with the remarkable courage aiul self posses sion she showed throughout the whole tragedy, assured them that her father was dead, that he had died in her arms in the jail and persuaded them not to mutilate a dead body. The bleeding and unconscious man was then got within the shelter of his own bouse. Toward evening the murderers rode out of town. Judge Chisolm is still alive, but his recovery is scarcely within the bounds of probability. I visited him this evening. Ho said "1 want to live for the dearest wife in the world, tor my children and for niv eountrv. I am dying for mv country.'' The surgeon forbade him to talk more.- The brave young girl, though suffer ing severe pain from her shattered right hand, is cheerful and hopeful. The surgeon says ho never saw a wo main with such a nerve, and that sho bore the severe pain of extracting the shot from her leg anil dressing her hand without a groan, she lias a sweet, intelligent lace, dark brown hair, anil a pair of large resolute blue eyes. The Chisolms are people of a refinement aud culture exceptional for this part of the country. There are books, pictures and a piano in their pretty little cottage, and tbe (lower garden that surrounded it would be the wonder and pride of any northern village. The front win dow of the room where the Judge lies is boarded up, to guard against an attempt to complete the work of assassination, and five or six of his kinsmen, well armed, keep watch ev ery night. A WOMAN R.EIKHNII Fon At the time of THE T.IVES OF 1IER llt'SBAXI) AND IAt'lilITEK. Vicksburg Special to the New York Times. The following correspondence pass eil to-day between Mr. Shaughnessy and Governor Stone: To Gov. J. M. Stone, uSTa/chez, 31 ins. I am just from Judge Chisolm's, in Kemper county. Both lie and his daughter arc suffering much from womids and threats from a mob. It is freely asserted that Judge Chisolm will neither be permitted to live at homo or to leave the country alive, which threat his family and myself fear will be carried oiit unless pro tected by the state government. A constant watch is kept upon.the house and a stranger going there is prompt ly asked his business, anil kept under surveillance. Mrs. Chisolm was com pelled to obtain a permit from the leaders of the mob to bury her son, slain in the jail. From motives of hu manity I have followed you to this place with tho following letter fom Mrs. Chisolm To tin-Hon. .1, M. Stone, Qovernor of Missaii sipi.i. Si is: Believing you to be humane, and desirous of preventing needless effusion of blood, I most humbly and respectfully appeal to von to for aid in protecting the lives of my husband and children until such time as 1 am able, with those of them whom God. in His mercy, may spare to mc, fo leave the country and their home. If you can aid mc in behalf of my wounded and dying husband anil daughter. I would ask that Captain M. Shaughnessy, of Jackson, be au thorized to organize a body of men sufficiently large to protect and re move us to a place of safety. Respectfully, MllS. W. W. CllISHOI.M. No time should be lost please tel egraph me here. M. SHAI-OIINESSV. The Governor, who is in Nathez at tending a meeting of the Grand Com niandery, Knights Templar, of Missis sippi, replied as follows I cannot consent to your proposi tion to go to Kemper with a body of armed men. I will return as soon as possible. J. M. STONE. Blaine's 8lster-in-Law Coesfor the Soalp of the Editor or the Chi caeo Tribune. *1 7 Hamilton i/iXcw I 'or/: Tribune, SIB The fourth portrait which I propose to hang in my llogne's Gal lery is that of THE CIIK ACO TRIIICNE. I cannot give the exact date of the photograph, but it was when personal feeling was at high-water mark in 1S70, and different members of the same political part)- were striving to make each his own candidate the nominee of the approaching Cincin nati Convention. At that time the CuiCAiio TIMIU NI-. published the sub joined statement,—published it in its editorial columns as an absolute truth without qualification or question, thus putting its distinguished and, perhaps I should add, venerable edi tor, Mr. Joseph Medill, member of the late Civil Service Commission, in the very foreground as the author, or at least, tho responsible indorser of the statement. Here is what Mr. Medill published: "Mr. Blaine was born and raised a Roman atholic. His parents were Irish Catholics aud decent people. His brothers and sisters are Catholics now. His excellent and amiable wife is one, and bis children are being raised in that l'aith. Mr. J. (i. Blaine alone of the whole family, is not tin adherent of the Mother Church. But he belongs to no Christian denomina tion and while not a Hainan Catholic, can hardly be called a Protestant. What faith he may liually die in can not be predicted, cxcept by analogy, aud a consideration of tho depth and strength of a mother's religious in culcation on a child's mind and heart."' TIIE BUNE'S Cmr AI O TRI publication of all that devout little morsel of religious biography. Mr. Blaiue was—Eheu! (Jttantuui mu talus ab 11 to.'—a prominent caudidate for the nomination of the Cincinnati Convention. How far he was in ad vance of all other candidates mav be judged from the fact that he entered the balloting with more than one third of all the votes, und consider ably more than twice the number cast for any other candidate, and that dur ing the seven ballots he received more than the number required for nomi nation. How far he was in advance of Tin: CHICAGO TUIIM N E'S candidate may be judged from tho fact that he ntereil the balloting with nearly tliree times as many votes, aiul came out of the seventh and last ballot with more than sixteen times as many votcs as that candidate. This was a state of things hard to be borne. It would not only justify but require the most strenuous exer tions on the part of the TUIUUNE to bring the fortunes of its candidate abreast of those of its formidable ri val. No one could blame it for any aiuount of honorable endeavor. There were immense odds to be overcome aud the time was short. The religious element has already entered, and threatens still further entrance, as a factor into our electoral problem. Protestants have a deep distrust of Catholicism in respect to its assumed authority over civic affairs. Catholics hold not only their faith, but their polity, with a jealous tenacity. If Mr. Blaine was a Catholic, born and bred iu that faith, rearing his chil dren in it, and surrounded by its ad herents, the fact could hardly fail to create a great objection to him in the minds of Protestants. If ho were a renegade Catholic, it would bo a seri ous objection iu the minds of Catho lics. If he were neither Catholic nor Protestant, lapsing through iudifl'er eutism from the faith in which he was reared, but embracing no other, both Catholic and Protestant would be likely to become disaffected. A man's fitness for office is not to be determined by his creed, still less by that of his wife and children. In canvassing his claims then, all disiMis sion of his religious relations is im pertinent.- Discussing the religious relations of his family ig impertinence of tho lowest degree. 1 will, howev er, waive this point. I even admit that the civil sovereignty assumed by the Catholic Church may give the color of right to call a man's religion in question. I will admit further, that if even such intermeddling with the most secret and sacred relations ot life be pardonable it is during the heat of a Presidential campaign. The arena is vast, the prize heroic, tlie contest tierce. In the glow of energv aud eagerness men may sometimes be swept past the boundary line of cour tesy without forfeiting their right to be named by the name which is above every other name. A man's ei clesi astical affiliations are not to be hid den under a bushel, and if their pro mulgation makes him odious to a large portion of tho community, "see thou that." If the public refuses to have a Catholic, or a Protestant, or an Infidel, or a Jew t.o reign over it, all tho more has it tho right to know whether a man be a Catholic, Prot estant, Infidel or Jew. At any rate the journalists started out on a steeple chase after Mr. Blaine's religion. Cp hill and down, over hill and iliteh, trampling through glebe and slashing through haptisti-v. in their headlong dash across the country, rode the bold huntsmen, madly trying to get on the track of that unlucky faith, and with a uni form want of success that argues any thing but a keen scent of religion on the part of its pursuers. Indeed, Mr. lilaine himself coulil hardly tail to be surprised at learning what a devout churchman he had been. Anv mod est man who luis gone through life quietly saying his pravers, and laving no claim to anymore' godliness than his neighbors, may well be startled at finding his devotions dogged by detectives and mug out on all the church hells from Maine to Californ ia. If Mr. Blaiue had ever adopted one half tho creeds attributed to him, ho must have been what Kiugslakc declared Gladstone to have been, "a good man in the worst sense of tbe word." Hut our western reformer knew a more excellent way. It did not, in deed, discountenance the publication of impertinent private matters but it rose superior to any attempt at ascertaining facts in those matters. While simpler souls were wasting strength in buutingup authorities throughout the country, the Chicago Tribune calmly sat down in its office nnd loved and made a lie. Moreover, the facts when come at were not suited to its purpose, while those which it should manufacture could be warranted to tit. Accoriling ly, with upturned eves of holy horror at the prisons of St." Louis, with such a heaven-directed glance over the dis tilleries of Kentucky as Sainivcl bes towed upon the elder Wcller iu the court-room, and with ill-coneealeil disdain toward those Innocents Abroad who were breaking their necks in a hunt for facts, the an el of the li'eforin Church in Chicago writes "Mr. Blaine was born and reared a Roman Catholic." It so happens that Mr. Blaine wn not born and reared a Roman Catho lic, but so much the worse for Mr. Blaine. It is necessary for the ad vancement of reform that he should be accordingly lie is. "His parents were Irish Catholics and decent people." His parents were neither Irish nor Catholics, and before admitting thst they were decent people I should like to know whether the definition of de cency includes the Chicago Tribune. "Arc ye looking at me now?" asked the pu/.zleil but purloining customer of a squint-eyed salesman who had accused him. "Yes. I am." "Then ye saw mc take it!" If the Chicago Tribune is "decent people" I indig nantly deny that Mr. Blaine's parents were "decent people." It is a matter, however, of public rccord, easily accessible to those in terested in the facts, that Mr. Blaine's parents both belonged to old coloni al families settled iu Pennsylvania long anterior to the Revolution, in which struggle his ancestors on both sides bore an honorable and not incon spicuous part. The whole Blaine family in all its branches were never anything else than Scotch Presbyte rians. In this faith Mr. Blaine was himself reared, and his father before him, and all the generations of his paternal ancestry. Ilis mother it'as thro ii(ih life a Catholic, held in high esteem, not only by her own church, but by the Protestant churches, and followed reverently to her honored grave, not only by Catholic priests but by all the clergymen of the differ ent Protestant denominations in the community where she was born, and where, after a sweet and pious life of three score and ten, she sleeps with the sacred dead of her kindred and her blood. Mr. Blaine himself set tled in Maine when a young man, and his Presbyterian faith and rearing naturally transferred to the Congre gational church, of which he has been a member for nearly or quite twenty years. His "amiable aiid excellent wile," whom the Chicago Tribune, without qualification, declares to be "also a Catholic,'' was born in the New England town where she lives of a Puritan family that has eight generations of New' England ortho doxy behind il a family for which 1 have some right to speak of whose character I have some reason to be 'proud and of whose history I per laps know as much as the Honorable Joseph Medill, Editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune and whilom com missioner of Civil Service reform. I speak as a fool, but I am compel led by a knave. I mention these facts which ought not to be so much as nam ed among us, simply to show the wea pons which the Chicago Tribune weilds in the purification of the Civil Service. Without even paying to truth the tribute of probabilit v with out llincing at the thought that thou sands will instantly detect its men dacity, it fabricates aud launches its falsehoods with portentous calmness. It knows well that the remote com munity and the thousands everywhere who will see its falseness and discern is motives arc people who would never be won away from Mr. Blaine or won over to its own candidate, while those who do not recognize its falsehoods might be influenced by them to marshal themselves under its banner. Moreover, one cannot dis claim Catholicism as one disclaims dishonesty. Any denial of such as sertions would carry somewhat of odium to a large number of interest il partisans in a time of great politi cal excitement. To that it seemed highly probable that a cool, brave, well-arranged series of simple cate gorical fabrications might hinder the advance of Mr. Blaine without mar ring the fortunes of ifs own candi date. The Chicago Tribune came up hand somely to the emergency, and issued the series! The delicate domestic compliment diffuses an air of candor over the whole paragraph, while the touch of sentiment wherewith the im uendo ot the closing paragraph is winged reveals a master hand. For the Head-Centre rampaging over the God-forsaken wastes outside of all churches, it can say little but, being a magnanimous foe, it will not thrust his family also into that outer dark- ss. Nay, this eminent Purist, over- generous to the erring, holds out the hope that the "amiable and excellent wife" and the religious mother may between them, at the last gasp, lug even the miscreant himself through the pearly gates, though, let Prostes tatits bo warned, the gates will most likdy be opened by a Catholic key. Before this spectacle of falsehood raised to a tine art, how coarse and chuiisy seems ordinary abuse by men who are not reformers! Now, I maintain that smuggling silks across the border, or distilling midnight whisky, or even taking part in a con vention—in short, any fraud whatever upon the revenue of the country,—is harmless and honest compared to the ingenious, elaborate, and malignant mendacity of the Chicago Tribune. Tin silk-and-whisky thief steals money from a rich, remote, intangi ble corporation called tho Govern ment. lie dosen't mean harm to anv oie else, only benefit to himself. Anil the harm which he does U harm to property and of a definite valuation, lint the Civil-Service reformer delib erates a definite and specific harm, a harm to repudiation, a harm to a cer tain designated man, a harm of vast and incalculable extent and in car rying out this design, he tliugs truth and honesty to the winds. The organ ot reform is willing to strengthen its cause, not by showing the ability and avail ability of its candidate, but by wantonly, willfully, and with malice aforethought, uttering slanders against a rival candidate" A great point will be gained when revenue theft is prevented but a greater will bo gained when the or gans shall have risen to the level of thieves honor, and cease their busy slanders of the party whose banner they borrow only to befoul, and of the faith which they profess only to pro fane. TOI'KUT AN: GAM. HAMII.TUX. April 2."!, 1877. IN TIIE RWKKT Bl'-AND-m. Cannot but be the happy thought as the fortunato recipient of tho "Ro« MOUNTAIN TOURIST" KV scans its wonder fully attractive pages and peruses its fasciuating descriptions Most beau tifully embellished with new and highly artistic engravings, its letter press a model of typographical rich nose, and the arrangement throughout simply suporb, the ROCKY MOUNTAIN is worthy of comparison with l'ictnresi/ne America or The A Ulna:. It is written in gossipy, graphic style, covering details of the tour through tho garden of tho Southwest (the Ar kansas Valley, southern Kansas), to tho very heart of the Alps of America —tho Rocky Mountains, .launts are made to all the famous resorts of Col orado, tbe remarkable ruins, tho springs, tho mines, and in short, to every point of intorest to tourist, ag riculturalist, capitalist miner and in valid. With the TUI'ISIST, the SAN JU Grii'ii keeps fitting company, aud the two publications are mulled free to all writing for ono or both to T. J. ANDERSON, 'l'opeka Kansas, At Cos Cob, (.'onli., there is a large two-story house occupied by its own er, but surrounded by the staging us ed in its construction thirty yearsago THE EASTERN WAR. Lively Times oil the Dannbe. Political Jlnttorx in France Ap pear Terribly Hixed. FOREIGN. TtntKISH SUCCESSES IN ASIA. fjn*tw»v, May 15.—The Standard's special correspondent at Constantino ple telegraphs: "I am glad to report a great success of the Turks iu Asia. On Monday, Admiral Hassan Pasha, after bombarding the fortification of Siikuni Kaleli, landed a number of soldiers,who were immediately joined hv three thousand natives. A violent coml/at ensued, and the Russians were driven out of Sukum Kaleh. To-day upwards of ten tousand na tives joined the Turkish forces, who hold the fortifications. The town is in llames. All the sourrounding coun try is rising in support of the Turks. Telegraphic communications between Constantinople and Kars, by way of Erzeroum, remains intact." INSUKLLENT DEPREDATIONS. VIENNA, May 15.—On BUCHAREST, the 12th an insurgent band burned (he barracks at Grab aud two block houses, two magazines anil the custom house at Zubric. The Turkish soldiers made no resistance, but fled, leaving con siderable aniunition and provisions. May 10.—The LONDON,May chamber of deputies have voted a credit of $1',000,000 for the maintenance of the army. There was a two hours caunonade between Tatrokan and Ottcnitza, yes terday. Russian heavy batteries at Ibrail throw shells into the Turkish defenses at Matchin. rnoiSRAJIVE OF THE OAMPAIOV. LONDON-, May 10.—A Telegraph special from Bucharest says the* cam paign will now proceed according to the original programme, the Rouma nian army remaining on the defen sive within it1" own territorv, the Rus sians crossing the Danube at eight points simultaneously and pressing forward towards the Balkins with all possible rapidity. 10.—A dispatch from Rutschuk says a great movement has commenced among the Russians troops on the opposite bank at Guir gevo. Eight battalions of Russian infantry and several batteries of ar tillery and squadrons of cavalry passed through Guirgevo, following the roail to Sunnitza. They have considerable force at Kauiana. Des ultory tiring is going on. Turkish troops are entnusiastie. A Pera dispatch says the Russians are apparently attempting to force the Dannbe or by maneuvering to draw away the Turks from other points. I'pto Monday night, how ever, they were not successful. A Hungarian legion is being form ed here. Nicsics has been revictual led. A dispatch from Batoum, ou Mon day night, says the Russians are mov ing in front of our position, evident ly preparing for a vigorous attack. A great battle isbelieved to be immi nent. A dispatch from Alexandria says there is great excitement iu Jiddas owing, to a rumor that a Russian licet is expected in the Red Sea. A HOT TIME EXPECTED. NEW YORK, May 17.—A the special to the Times from Guirgevo says a great battle is impending anil already heavy cannonading is in progress. For several days Russians have been concentrating a large force at this point, preparatory to forcing the passage of Danube. The army is in line coudiLion and good spirits. Opposite to us in Rutschuk the Turks are in strong force, and that they will resist our advance is certain and to morrow or the day after mav wit nessa KI.OODY STRUGGLE. The infantry force 5s present in great, numbers and as I write are on the march, while great activity pre vails in all departments of the army. SEVERE MUSlvETRV FIRINii is heard on either side of the Danube, aud already Turkish monitors are' hurrying toward this shore. The more advanced ones are taking up positions in front or near to the point where the Russians hope to lay their pontoon bridges. To-night, the scene on the Danube is indeed a mag nificent one. SHEI.I.S m-RSTIXi IN AIR, and distant camp fires lend enchant ment to the scene, and signal rockets ascend anil fall and tell the story of advancing forces. Tho CANNON AIM: CROWS HEAVIER and heavier and at this rate it will not take long to DESTROY RUTSCHUK. This place is the weakest in the quadrangle of Turkish fortresses. Further down the river the skv is reddened by the flames of I'.URNINO TURTCKAI. The town has been fired by Russian guns in Oltenitza. It will be com paratively easy for the Russians to cross at that poiut. The headquarters of the left wing are still at I brail. News has just reached us that Mal chin, some five distant from that point has been set on tire bv Russian artillery. AN UnUCMSK BOSSIAN ARMY ASS$lfBlJCD ON THE D.l.NUItE. Cini Aiio, May 17.—The Times Lon don special says: "A correspondent of this Bureau expelled on Monday from the lines of the Russian army, telegraphs from Vienna the cause of the meagre reports from tho Danube. He states that the Russian staff scru tinize all news matter, and not a line is permitted to pass mentioning the numbers, disposition or identity of their forces. Civilians approaching the army are kept under strict sur veillance. All contraband statements aiv burned, and the writers warned to leave at ouee. Near Fiatz, the writer says, the Russians had pro jected prodigious lines of fortifica tions, behind which were assembled thirty divisions, aggregating ONE UUNDKKL) AND SEVENTY-FIVE TIUM'SAN INI" VN'L IE V, lit teen thousand eavalry, and a great mass of artillery. From thence south westward to Olenltza, tho Russian annv forms a continuous front, em bracing a total of FOUR HUNDRED' AND FIFTY THOUSAND MEN. To the westward of this, at a distance of from one to throe miles front the Danube, a thinner line stretches to Widdin. Uciiiforccmciils are pouring in, most I on the right and center. Roumanian lovies are used to mask the h'ussiitu movements, and every artifice is adopted to lull the Turks into the belief that no formidable movement will be attempted on the Danube. It WHS open talk iu the Russian camp that the army of the Caucasus was to penetrate to the eastern shores of the Bosphorus and leave the army of the Danube an open road through the Balkan mountains. The Russians speak of the forces on the Danube as THE ARMV OF EXUI.AND, implying its use against the latter country, and it's commander is en joined to make no irretrievable step forward until England and Austria have been diplomatically neutralized cry exacting conditions are sub scribed to by newspaper correspond ents, upon the back of which imprint ed his^ photograph, a duplicate of which is left at headquarters. THE FRENCH ROW. LONDON, May 17.—The Times' Paris correspondent says McMahou's letter to Jules Simon, which caused the lat ter's resignation, is one of the most serious and perhaps tho most fatal events since tho fall of Thiers' coun cils. The general and municipal councils which are charged with the duty of electing Senators must soon be renewed. Ten of tho Right who are leading this conspiracy found themselves driven into a corner. They wished on no account to intrust these elections to the present Republican cabinet they had therefore to force, on a conflict which the Chamber of Deputies had avoided on a discussion on municipal laws. When it com menced this discussion was only on the first reading. Simon had reserved for himself intervention on the second or press law. Simon confined liis op position to the question of substitu ting trial by jury for summary juris diction in cases of insults on the Marshal and foreign sovereigns. This, if a mistake, could be repaired but these learned of the coup d'etat and had not the patience to wait, and they suggested to the Marshal the previous letter. It is couched in offensive terms, and divulges what passed in council in a fashion which will excite the censure of the whole world. It concludes like all manifestos that a coup d'etat makes, by threatening to appeal to tho country. Simon in an interview with Mac Mahon. said "I offer you my resig nation." MacMahon replied: "I expected it, and accept it." By three p. in., the wliolc cabinet except the Minister of War had re signed. The Ministers spoken of are, Dukede Broglie, of Foreign Affairs Fountain, Interior Buffet, Finance Layrcut, Education Grivad, Com merce Count de Paris, Justice, and Berthand, War. It is said that de Broglie_ wrote the letter that the Mar shal will explain at to-morrow's sit ting. He considered it dangerous for the country to remain longer in the hands of this cabinet that the Marshal will prorogue the Chambers of Deputies for a month that the chambers will reply by a note of want of confidence or by other ex treme measures. However the Cham ber will finally be dissolved, as a struggle is henceforth absolutely in evitable, unless the Marshal takes a cabinet from the Left, which is im probable. The whole affair produces bewilderment here, and all diplomat ists consider it a coup de etat. Active attempts at pacification of the Left are making. If unsuccessful, the result will be problematical, but evej- full of danger. YERSAILI.ES,May17.—In CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA. Diplomatic circles confess that England's participation is A rOREUON'E ('ONI'I.USIOW. Extraordinary preparations in the armament of both land and naval forces are reported in all parts of the Kingdom. All home transports from distant colonics are under order for troops. Great fleets of troop ships are preparing from all the naval ren dezvous, and a prodigious accumula tion of naval and military stores are on the route to the Mediterranean stations. Orders have been sent to India to mobilize the Mussulman contingent. I'nder these signs the markets have become unsettled, and corn, anticipating cavalry demands, has reached extreme prices. War measures are WELCOMED WITH ENTHUSIASM. among the_ great body of merchants whose business is crippled by the blockade of tho Black Sea and the cessation of traffic with that region in English houses, even among the low er ranks, causes a feeling of INTENSE HOSTILITY AllAINST RUSSIA. They charge upon the Czars covetous ambition the hardships arising from the rise in price of bread, the stagna tion in biisiuess and all the miseries that accompany war without its ad vantage. England's interests will bo the pretext aud the first Russian suc cess of magnitude will be tho occasion for interference. That this will he the end, the best informed men in Parliament, the press and men in public life concur in declaring. Dis raeli and officials of the government have been incessantly iu Cabinet Council since the defeat of Glad stone's peace resolution to make this defeat so signal that their manage ment have contributed greatly to the war party. The press clamor for the instant protection of England's inter ests. The Russian Ambassador HAS liONE HOME TO WARN THE CZAR of impending danger. Couriers fol low hiin in rapid succession with re ports of the situation, which are too compromising to be entrusted to post or to telegraph. The result of the first three days debate on Gladstone's resolutions was regarded by the Russians as the de feat of Disraeli and tho war party. It was under that impression that the formidable feints of last week were ordered along the line and are now going on. Points from Gladstone's speech were circulated in the army anil saluted as a victory. Immense stores have been accumu lated at Galatza, Braila and Ployshla, the headquarters of the army. Ma chinery for civil as well as military use and occupation accompanies head quarters, and as soon as the army en ters a town, permanent officials are to be put iu charge, as though the Czar meant to retaiu all conquests. THE TURKS TAK1NU THE OFFENSIVE. LONDON, ESTABLISHED 1848—VOL. 29, NO. 6. the Cham ber of Deputies, to-day, a resolution of the Left declaring that the Cham ber _will only place confidence in a Cabinet free to be resolved to govern in accordance with republican prin ciples, which alone can secure order and prosperity, was adopted by a vote of 355 to 154. Arms for the Foreign Warriors. NEW YORK, May 17.—It is current ly reported among manufacturers of arms that foreign belligerents are active hereabouts. The Russians have loaded three barks with weapons and explosives, and it is hinted that the Russian squadron took out one such vessel. The cargoes comprise about two hundred tons of brass metal, three to five million cartridges, five thousand barrels of gunpowder, and each worth about $250,000. It is un derstood that the Russians are in creasing their orders for pistols, the total shipment of which now aggre gate two hundred thousand. Manu facturers for the Turks are doing their usual work, but no vessel will be dispatched before July. tNGLAND. Making Most Extensive Preparations. NEW YORK, War And is Bound to Take a Hand in the Eastern War. May 1».—A May 18.—The Russians are purchasing arms largely in South Germany. The Russians have closed several channels of the Danube about Matchin, near Galatz, with torpedos. The most effective measures are being taken to follow up the Turkish suc cess at Siitrum Kaleh and the posi tion of the Russians near Batoum is becoming one of great danger. LONDON, May, siege guns, they miscalculated the dis tance and the shot flew over the town without any damage. Kars replied briskly. The assailants were com pelled to retire but they subsequently again attempted to erect siege works. Muktar Pasha has lost some muni tions in consequence of having been suddenly attacked on the flanks. An advance of 2,500 Circassians from an Been has been momentarily cheeked by the enemy. Terrible Forest Fires Raging in the Eastern States. CHICAGO, the vicinity of Green Bay reports that the spring fires in tho woods, north of that point, are raging frightfully along the line of the Northwestern railroad, anil there is now almost one continuous blaze from Marinette Wis consin to lshpeming, Michigan, a diS' tanee of 129 miles, the fire extending back at some placcs In the forest a distance of 12 to 15 miles. The North western Railroad Company lost l.'iO cords of wood, yesterday," and the (Juiney mine lost live thousand cords. Several small houses have been burn ed. The loss oil pine timber is heavy. Rain alone will stop tho flames and prevent losses which even now aggregate hundreds of thousands of dollars. PORTSMOUTH, WooiisFALi.s. N. II.,—The terrible forest lire* raging in this vicinity have rendered hundreds of persons home less. At Stockpole Forge, Connor's Comer's and Centerville, where the fires rage fiercest, people aro fleeing in every direction, ami frequently barely escape with their lives. At the latter place 27 buildings with barns attached to them, six saw mills, two stores and one church were swept away. Also a large quantity of lum ber including over a half million of finished shingles. Fires arc still raging over an im mense area of Foxland with no signs of rain to quench them. The entire property at Staekpoles Forge was swept away and the mills, charcoal kilns, dwellings, stores and their con tents are consumed. Telegraph wires are upon the ground. Railroad trains are running cautiously, while at the spot where the Clinton mills formerly stood all communications are cut off. At Ellersburg the fire has raged all day long in the woods not more than a mile from town. Last night the telegraph operator reported the fires still burniug, but no wind blowing. Three quarters of a million dollars worth of property has been destroyed at Clinton Mills X. Y. R. W. Adams & Co's., mills anil machinery loss $150,000, insurance $25,300. Adams & Co's. dwellings and dwellings of the operatives, merchandise, barns storehouses, live stock, lumber, and cord wood loss $50,000 insurance $31,125. An appeal has been made to the charitable for food and clothing for the unfortunates. At Champlaiu large quantities of provisions and necessary clothing have been contributed by "the citizens. The entire country is enveloped in a dense smoke. It is stated that nianv families were living in woodlands where the fire raged so fearfully and that undoubt edly many persons have perished while attempting to save their homes At Altoona Forest, loua, Woods falls and Ellersburg they were last, night watching their homes. At Dunnemora fears are entertain ed that tire will spread into tbe thick forests iu that immediate neighbor hood. WOODSVILLE, N. Y.. special to the Sun from London says absorbing interest in Russian operations is for the moment transferred to the diplo matic world. Emboldened by his triumph in Parliament and certain of support 'from the nation, Disraeli is believed to be preparing to precipi tate England, joined bv Austria, in to a The fire at New Zealand, near Fay bayan House, yesterday, destroyed tho wood and coal works of Henry, James & Baldwin, who lost over 500 cords of wood, besides valuable tim ber. The engines and cars of the Mount Washington R. R., at the base of the mountain, are considered in great danger. Engineers have been ordered there to get them on the track ready to move if necessary. ST. JOHNS, N. B., May The ROI'KFORD, 18.—Correspondents at Paris speak of Gambetta's speech yesterday, as the most powerfully cl oqueut ever made iu the Chamber of Deputies. The right was dismayed ami silent during its delivery. Pr.ra|HMI. PARIS, May 18, 5:30 LONDON, I*. M.—A mes- sago from President McMahon has just been received in the Chamber prorogueing the sitting one mouth. May 18.—A special to the Telegraph from Erzeroum, May 17, says the Russians have just attempted to bombard Kars with four heavy THE May 10.—A special from N. IL, May 10.—A forest fire, two miles wide is raging near South Berwick, Maine, and is rapidly progressing eastward. LuENBL'Rif, Vt., May 10.—Extensive forest fires are raging in New Hamp shire. Six thousand cords of wood belonging to a coal company has been burned near Fabavau House. The Crawford House is in danger. Trains bound west on the Portland and Og densbui jr Railroad delayed 12 bom s May 10.—There are heavy fires in the woods arouud this city also in the vicinity of the Red Granite works, St. George. THE ROCKFORD DISASTER. r«tllaonjr Before ROCKFCIRU, lb* Cmaer i Jury. May, 15.—The coroner's jury, after several meetings in which little evidence and that unimportant in character was taken, to-day exam ined II. L. Gay, architect of the fallen court house, at great length. Gay testified that Richardson had carried out the plans and specifications care fully and accurately. Subsequently four Chicago architects were examin ed. Willett testified that the piers which gave way were not piers in the proper sense of the term, as thev should be, but projections of the com mon wall. They should have been of great strength and the accident would hardly have happened. He thought the brick was not of a fit quality, nor did it comply with Jay's specifica tions. The walls were built smaller tliau the plans called for. He placed the responsibility on the technical ig norance and incompetence of the local superintendent, Latham. Other ar chitects coincide iu these views.— Contractor Richardson gave his fig ures, which showed that the support, as planned by Gay, seemed insufficient to him, and said that superintendent Latham had called the architect's at tention to this. He did not think Gay a man of sufficient experience for such a responsible job. The ar chitects, under cross-examination, re fused to endorse Gay's plans, though they generally upheld him. III., May Iii.—Before tho coroner's jury to-day, Richardson testified the bearing power of the piers was about 70 tons each, yet there was a weight of 1,'io tons 011 the pier when it fell and figuring all unusual strains in storms, there would some times be 250 tons weight on each. He had at his own expense strengthened the work beyond the specifications. Tapper, of Chicago, testified the work was iu several particulars stronger than the specifications called for. The superintendent should have watched the quality of material, but the architect should also have known this. The brick were inferior and the workmanship not equal to the speci fications. Twenty tons fo the square foot was the outside limit of safety he preferred fifteen. Terrible Ravages of the Cholera WASHING TON, May 15.—Capt. Hen ry Small, his sister, Chief Officer Dy er, and three seamen of the American barque Edinond Pinney, died of cholera at Akiahon the 25th of March last. Cholera has prevailed to an alarming extent about Chittagong and lvamls, inundated by the great storm wave of the :!lst of October. Fifty thousand deaths have been re ported from cholera, and in addition there have been a large number of pestilence fevers attributed to the in undation. Five Children Burned to Death. BINHIIAMPTON, N. Y., May 10.—Five children of Frank Duniiigal were burned to death at Little Hook, Cortland county, yesterday, being iu the house which took tiro during tho absence of their parents. The oldest was aged 9 yeara. pAU-Y -pouFtiER. PnMlshed every CTenln*-s0ndajcxceptea. K 14 S Ttmallanbacrlbersper year. •J 6 months 8 months Delivered by Carrier, per week Vislrii](t(,'arl ecnfP'l !n ool duplicate'!. A Much Married Preacher. I IAN \-11: L. S75 J00 80 a I mnntli OURIER ^XPAKTMENX COMPLETE WITH NEW TYPE AND PRESSES. PRINTING OF ALL KINDS, Frora a to ft Mamrnnrti Poster ex style. Eastern prices »ni work Grant's Good Wishes for Hayes. WASHINGTON, May 17.—President Hayes, on arriving at the Executive Mansion to-day was handed the fol lowing telegram dated on board the steamer Twilight this morning in re sponse to the good wishes of Presi dent Hayes and Mrs. Hayes to ex President aud Mrs. Grant 011 their departure for Europe "Mrs. Grant joins 111c iu thanks to you and Mrs. Hayes for your kind message, receiv ed on board this steamer after leaving tho wharf. We unite 111 returning our cordial greetings and in express ing our best wishes for your health, happiness and success in your most responsible position. Hoping to re turn to my country to find it prosper ous in business and with cordial feel ings re-torcd between all sections, I submit, myself truly yours, U. S. GRANT. Travel on the U. P. Road Stopped. OMAHA, May 17.—The continued rains of the past week have flooded tho country in the neighborhood of Silver Creek Nebraska, to such an extent that for about a quarter of a mile the track of the I'. P. Road has been slightly under water for several days. Yesterday the fill was so soft that trains could not pass safely, and yesterday's passenger trains, cast and west bound, were laid up each side of the break. The officers say that trains will be able to cross this bad place in a few hours as the water is subsiding:. A Good Thing For the Bluff's. COUNCIL BLUFFS, la.. May 18.— Judge Dillon of the 1". S. Circut Court in session at Des Moines, deci ded to-day that the east half of the L'nion Pacific Bridge at this place is subject to taxation by our local au thorities 011 the same basis as indi vidual property. The position of the l'nion Pacific Company was that it was subject only to pro rata taxation with the remainder of the line of their road. The taxes amount to over $12,000 annually. Mo., May IS.—Some scandalous stories are afloat here as to Rev. .1. Foster, pastor of the Congre gational Church of this city. Proof been presented that he has five living wives, from none whom he is divorc ed. That he married for money and then left. He has led a wild disso lute life. Foster admits having three wives, but claims to be divorced. He admits the dissolute life, but says he was converted six yearsago and can not be held responsible for those things ilouu before a change of heart. ITi.s resignation was demanded, which was given after pleading on his part, and lie left tho pulpit 011 Sunday. No steps will be taken against him by the church. Kansas Ccmes In for Her Share. Sr. Louis, May 15.—Very heavy rains have prevailed in Kansas for several days past and considerable damage has been done to various railroads in tho way of land slides, washes, &c. Yosterday, the heaviest rain for 20 years fell at Leavenworth, flooding creeks, carrying away houses, and doing several thousand dollars worth of damages. Fatal Collision. VINEYARD IIA 16.—Near ly the whole side of the White Moun tains from Lancaster, Coos Countv, to the Crawford House and Fabayan House, Carroll county, are on fire. To-day the fire is raging fiercer than ever. Yesterday the whole town of Whitelield fought the tire all day long to save that village and the large lum ber mills belonging to the Brown Lumber Company. The loss is con fined to timber, fences, etc. Another fire yesterday 011 the Brown lumber road, Wat hiteticld, destroyed 200 cords of wood. V I -V Mass., May 16. The steam collier llarrisburg collid ed with the schooner Marietta Til ton, off Cross Rep, last, night, sink ing the latter iu a few minutes. Cap tain Worth and wife, 1 he mate, cook and two seamen were drowned. More Conciliation. WASHINGTON, Fatal Locomotive Explosion CINCINNATI, May 111.—The engine of an east-bound freight, on the 15. & O. R. R., while nearing Campbells Station. Ohio, this noon, exploded, killing a brakenian named Ball and badly scalding the fireman, named Baldwin, slightly in juring Engineer IJuinn. Nine cars were thrown off the track. To IncctcdC. C. Carpenter. WASHINGTON,May16.—William 1 May 17.—Collector Internal Revenues, telegraphs from Virginia that Collector Joselyn and four others hail been shot iu Lee Co., in the discharge of duty and one mor tally wounded. "WhenRouges Fall Out" etc SAX FRANCISCO. May 17.—The Council of Thirteen of the Order of Caucassia have expelled from the or der P. S. Dorner, chief organizer of the order. He. yesterday, in return preferred charges against the mem bers of the Council to the Grand Ju ry of Sacreinento county and says he will expose the secrets of the order, which lias been engaged in illegal and criminal proceedings. W. Upton, late chief justice of the su preme court of Oregon, will be ap pointed second comptroller of curren cy, vice ex-Governor Carpenter, of Iowa, who resigns October 1st. Fast Train From Chicago to New York. Citu AGO, Mav 111.—The Pittsburg Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railroad lias ilefinateiy determined to run a fast passenger train from Chicago to New York in opposition to the Wabash train. It will start at I ::k) p. 111., and put passengers in New York before ten the succeeding night, making the trip in twenty-nine hours. Another Victim of tho Mississippi Plan MERIDIAN, Miss.. May 15.—Miss Cornelia Chisholm. wounded in the Kemper affray, died of gangrene in her arm, resulting from the lack of prompt surgical attention. Terrific Explosion. VII.IA FRANCA, May 15.—Two Blazes. OSIIKOSH, Wis., May 18'—A tiro visited this city yesterday 'and rain aloue prevented another general con flagration. W. 11. Does' sawmill, warehouse and lumber yards and a row of houses on Pearl street burned. Loss on mill $20,'000, on lumber $30, 00O, on houses$10,1)1 m. Total insur ance $ 15,(.UK.) chiefly on lumber. WINONA, Minn., May Out of Funds. WASHINGTON, May IS.—There was a full Cabinet meeting, to-day. The President has commissioned as Post masters, Theo. M. King, of Paxton John M. Wilson, Virginia Sylvester Hunt, O'Dell Goodrich t,}. Dow, llvdel'ark Gus. A. Prangle, Auro ra', III. The Indian office, to-day, requested the War Department to forward the Northern Cheyennes to the Indian Territory immediately, provided tho only expense will be rations as the ollice lias 110 funds. A Monumental Dedication. BOSTON, May IS.—The monument erected by Boston, on Dorchester Heights, commemorative of the Rov-.si olution, was dedicated yesterday. §§f Fighting Fire- Wf NORTH C«»NWA\, N. large timber tract, is I 5 men were killed and sixty injured, twenty mortally, by the bursting of a boiler of the French Frigate La Ravanches, anchored off here. 18. Last night the elevator and freight house of the Greenbay & Minnesota R. R., opposite this city, were destroyed by lire together with ten cars of freight, 5,000 bags ot flour and 1,200 bushels wheat, belonging fo Paul Iluefner, of Fountain Cite. I.oss $'»,(HtO to $10. 000. IL, May 18.—J§| 011 fire near|| here. The loss is heavy. The "ptmciL pic are out lighting fhe tlamcs. |P Potts Vindicated. WASHINGTON, May Is.—The Presi dent, after examining the charges aints against Gov. Potts, of and complaint Monlana, and answers thereto, dismissed them. The facts of ease as reported fo the President Potts shows that the attack grew of personal matters entirely. The ex animation of every alleged official direlection of Potts lias led to bis complete vindication. has the by out Chamberlain Interviewed. NEW YORK, May IS.—Ex-Governor Chamberlain was interviewed here to-day. lie speak well of Governor Hampton's admisistration. In re gard to Hayes southern policy he said it is an experiment tho wisdom of which will only be known when il has had a lair trial.