Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 5, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 5, 1876 Page 1
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VOLUME 30. CARPETS, Etc* BROTSIISS. 121 and 123 State-st. MET DBPARTIENT. We mail close onr present stock beforo July 1, ind have reduced our prices on 5,000 Yards BODY BRUSSELS, 25,000 Yanis TAPESTRY BRUSSELS. IN ENDLESS VAKIETV, AT Lowest Prices, 3-PLYS. INGRAINS, OIL CLOTHS, RUGS, HATS, MATTINGS, ise out our stuck of Car* if bargains will consult 'usn look bcforo buy- We nrc determined to clot pete. Parties In search ol their own interest by giving OAIIIUAUI2S, CARRIAGES. Wo nro selling at greatly re duccd prices, LANDAUS, LANDAULETS, OLAEENOE3, 00A0HES, COUPES, and 00UPELET3, Our Patent Counterbalanced Front FIVE-LIGHT LANDAUS & PALL ING FRONT BERLIN COACHES aro the loading Carriages of the day, and, for beauty of design, simplic ity, and thoroughness of construc tion, arc unsurpassed. The Falling Fronts to both arc nicely counter balanced by a Spring (which ar rangement is Patented*), and can with eaoh bo lowered and raised with the finger. Wo guarantee our work to bo FIRST-CLASS, and to please in every particular. •No Infringement of our rights under the above patent, will be allowed. H. KILLAM & CO., BO Ghestnut-st., Now Haven, Conn. C. O. TKN BHQKKR Is our Agent In Chicago. ICAILIIOADB. Liiiii Strife, And Liable to Strike Again. [HE OLD RELIABLE BALTIMORE & OHIO B. E, Boston $17.00 New York 10.00 Philadelphia 14.40 Ilnitlmorc 14.00 Washington 14.00 Passengers holding tickets by this route can stop tverat any point desirable. For full Information call at the nompnny’sOfilce, Palmer House; Grand I’ocKlc Hotel, 83 darkest., ind inDepot. Exposition Building, footMonroo-st. TUGS. P. BARRY, L. M. COLE. West. Paws. Agent. Ocn.TlckctAgent. fiLMIUAL NOTICES. Discount on City Taxes. THE SAFEST INVESTMENT FOB YOUR MONEY 18 IN YOUR OWN TAXES, especially when you can get a HANDSOME DISCOUNT. The City of Chicago will, at any tima before June 1, 1870, borrow from persons owing City Real Estate Taxes for tho year 1875 tho amount of such taxes, illowlngtwo (2) percent discount, and after June 1, and prior to July 1, 1870, allowing one and ono half (l>4) per cent discount, and will Issue ranchers therefor which may bo used at once, or lehl until tho owner is prepared to pay his other taxes. By order of tho Mayor and Finance Committee. Ipply to 8. 5. HAYES, Comptroller, Room u. Ctly Hall. CmcAoo, Jane 5, 1870. In conscquenceof thedcathof Johne. Partridge, »f the late firm of J. C. Partridge & Co., it has become necessary to liquidate his Interest In said copartnership. For that purpose, ami in order to reorganize said firm and continue tho business, tho idairs of the lato firm down to June 1, 187(1, will be settled and wound up by tho surviving partner ihereof at tlio store, No. 57 Lake-st., whore all persons having claims against the said firm are re quested to forthwith present them. ‘ LINN PALMER. C3-OLXD nvnXKTllvrca-. Tho undersigned desires to arrange with ono or more capitalists for working valuablogoldproperty In North Carolina and Georgia, by the California Hydraulic process, and in connection with Stamp Mills. No intermediate parties will bo treated with. 11, C. FREEMAN,CiviI and MinlngEnginecr, Alto Pass. Union Co.. 111. TO KENT. Desirihle diets TO RENT IN'TUB TRIBUNE BUILDING. INQUIRE OF WILLIAM 0. BOW, Room 10. Tribune Building. PHILADELPHIA ADVEIITISEM’TS. PHILADELPHIA EXIIIUITION. QROHBK de U LACJ KVV IiLL’B pi ltli PIOKLEH la Mall Vinegar. [pCH UAL’CEH for FltU. Meat, on* Game. [JOTTED MEATH and FIHII, QENUINE MUHTARU, Superior malt vineuar, JAMS, JELLIBU* MARMALADES*, aad other 'Paulk dblhiaoikh are dihflatkd *• la lbs Agricuiturarilall, where tuipccllua U In vited, and ars sold by all dealers la flnt-clasa SrociTlus in tbo United Statu aud Canada. very genuine article u labeled. pItnSHK AT iil atk wmIX. W purveyors to the Queen. KOHO SQUARE. LONDON. FINANCIAL* 7 PER CENT. „We offer 1100.000 on business properly at SEV EN, la largo loans; 92,000 at 8; J 1,000, $1,200, sod 12.300 sto. bUUDDUU & MASON, 107-100 Dearborn-sU Wje Chicago paUg Silane. POLITICAL. Blaine’s '.Case as Stated by One of His Personal Friends. The Mainstroko Whereby He May Reinstate Himself in Favor. Mulligan No Catholic, hut a Pres byterian Since Early Manhood. Tho Democrats Anxious to Keep tho Investigation in Statu Quo. An Argument in Favor of Withholding Those Letters. Numerous Press Comments on the Becent Blaine Disclosures. Thev Are Regarded as Fatal to His Chances for the Cin cinnati Nomination. All Trno Republicans Should At tend the Bristow Meeting To-Night. Fervent Illinois Advocacy of the Man Whose Name la a Platform. Uoir Bristow Stands in Kentucky—Ho ‘ Can Carry the State. Political Jottings About Men aud Things. BLAINE. FRIENDLY AND OTHERWISE, WHAT HD WILL DO. Special Dltpalch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., June 4.—’Tbo following is tbc status of the Blaine matter as it Is put by one of Blaine’s personal friends: The situation In the Blaine case remains un changed. The Committee on Judiciary hold a full meeting yesterday morning for the purpose of dis cussing the question raised by Blaine’s refusal to produce bis private letters, but reached no con clusion. Scott Lord, when tbo matter was called up, at once said that this was a matter for the con sideration of the House, and Frye, who has acted ns counsel fur Blaine, replied that, if that was the Judgment of the Committee, HE HAD NOTHING TO SAT, but would simply ask that the previous question should not bo called until a reasonable time—say a day or two—had been given for debate. Lord's proposition met with little or no support from tho other Democrats on tho Committee, and, after a discussion which lasted an hour and a half, on mo tion of Lord, the subject was postponed until next Tuesday. It now looks as though tho Democrats intended to leave the matter Just where it In now until after the Cincinnati Convention. They dare not bring it in the House, for there Blaine would have an opportunity to meet them on equal terms, and REMEMBERING FAST EXPERIENCES, they are not anxious for a haml-to-band content with him on tho door. Another circumstance which leads to the conclusion that the Democrats intend to leave tho canvas it Is until after the Con vention, was tho discharge yesterday of the wit nesses Atkins, Fisher, and Mulligan. If they had intended to push the matter immediately, they would have retained the lost two, ns their testimo ny would certainly be desired in connection with the loiters, when produced. Blaine's persecutor* have probably learned that, while tho publica tion of tho famous letters would bo annoy ing to their author, their contents ore of such a character as to throw no discredit upon him and intend, therefore, to leave tho case as It now stands, believing that It cannot, by anything they may do, be made more damaging to tlio Presiden tial aspiration* of the cx-Bpeaker. Blaine's friends will be very much disappointed if be al lows his enemies to overthrow him hi this way. While nothing can bo learnud from him inregard to bis Intentions, IT WOULD NOT OS BTRANGB If ho were to ask the House, to-morrow, or next day at tho farthcrcst, to hear him In a personal explanation. Should be do so, he would probably put the case before tho House and tho country in the very strongest light, show ing tho outrage that the sub-Commlttee attempted to commit upon his rights os a citizen by demand ing of him his private correspondence, not only be fore it had been shown that it related in the re motest degree to the subject under Investigation, but after • IT HAD HBBN PROVED that but one letter, and that only Indirectly, re ferred to 11 at ail. An attack of this kind upon tho Democrats of the Committee who have been persecuting him might be made very effective, especially If It should bo followed by the production of the letters and the reading of them In the hearing of tho House. Many of Blaine's friends believe that, by a bold, dashing move like this, ho might recover all the ground be has lost within the past week, and AROUSE A POPULAR ENTHUSIASM such as'has rarely been manifested in behalf of any'Landtdatft. Should the Democrats refuse him thu opportunity, he would have gained a point, while other avenues would still bo open to him. What his fate will be if be does not choose a policy like this, or one equally courageous, Washington politicians Had it hard to determine. BAD JUST NOW. As the case now stands, Blaine's nomination at Cincinnati Is not only doubtful hut almost impossible. This Is admitted even by his best friends, and the interest which la universally felt in the subject Is shown by Its constant and excited discussion at every public place. AT THE MEETING OP TUB SUU-COUMnTBB yesterday nothing new was learned. The Anuila Adams letters and a general reso lution, which had been referred to the Commit tee, were made the pretext for an attempt to discover the contents of some of the Dlalne let ters, but the move resulted In failure, and the subject was quickly dropped. The testimony taken strengthened the explanation of the Adams letter given by Dlalne In the interview pub lished a week ago, and. If It bad not done so, It Is hard to see whence the Committee would de rive Its authority to inquire into the matter, since the resolution referred to did not cover an investigation of the private dealings of indi viduals in the stock of any railway companies. SEVERAL BUROHBOUS IMl’HßasiONS' prevail relating to the character of tbo wltnesa Mulligan, aim tbo nature of bis testimony. Dome very Ingenious theories of tbo motives which have actuated Mulligan’s evidence have been set forth by tbo newspapers which are tblck-aml-thln supporters of Dlalne. One of tbuso Is that Mulligan is a bigoted Catholic, and is working In (be interest of the Jesuits against Dlalne, arid would nut hesitate to swear to a lie to destroy a strong opponent of Catholicism. TUB TUOUULB WITH TUI9 TUBOHT Is that it (s nut truo that Mulligan Is u Catholic. It la a fact that Mulligan 1s not a Catholic. He bos. on tbo contrary, been a Presbyterian since early manhood, and Is a person whoso character Dlalne bos not attempted to impeach. Indeed, bis character has received the strongest support from Dlalue’a owu witnesses, Fisher and Atkin sou. ]t Is ALSO DOT TRUB that Mulligan stole the Dialno letters from Fisher’s sale. Mulligan Saturday afternoon, testltled that lie went with Fisher to tiio safe before leaving Boston for Washington, and took out the letter, in FUhcr’aurcscncc. The belief of both Fisher aud Mulligan was that the letters might in some way be needed In the evidence In Washlngtou. In connection with the testimony of both of them. Fisher, being present in the Committee room, was appealed to to stato If this was not the (act) and lie sold It was. CONRLINO AND WASHBURNS. The Conkllng men are very confident that the decline In the Blaine strength Increases the prospects of Roscoc Conkllng. The number of those who believe that “tho great unknown” Is Woshburno Is increasing. THE INVESTIGATION. SATURDAY'S imOCBRDINOS. Washington, d. c., June H.—The House Ja dietary Committee met at 10 o’clock this morn ing, to consider the matter submitted to them by mo ilunton Sub-Committee, concerning Blaine's refusal to produce letters obtained from Mulligan. A long discussion took place upon the question of compelling Mr. Blaine to pro duce tho letters before the Sub-Committee, but, without coming to any conclusion, tho whole matter was postponed till Tuesday next. TUB BUD-COMMITTBB. The Sub-Judiciary Committee met at 2 o’clock to-day. Elisha Atkins was recalled. Said he docs not know anything about any sales of any rail road bonds of any railroad which received sut>- sidles from the Government, nor of any sales of Northern Pacific bonds. lie was acquainted with the Anullla Adams transaction, to which allusion had been made. Fisher proposed to witness at one time to take some Northern Pacific bonds, and witness agreed to do so. Thu linn of £. Atkins & Co. agreed to take 115,000 worth of them. Witness did not recollect whnt the linn was tn receive for tills amount. Was to receive them through Fisher from Blaine, hut never got them, and the money was paid back by Fisher. lie never had any other transactions In Northern Pacific, nor any transaction In Central Pacific, Kansas Pacific, Central Branch. Western Branch, Southern Brandi, Sioux City & Podfle or Texas & Pacific Roads. Blaine—Did I ever have any money Interest In tlic transaction you allude to in Northern Pacific ! A.—No, air. y.—You got your money back with Interest? A.—Yes. sir. Q.—Then It was Impossible for me to have de rived any benefit from It I A.—Yes, sir. Mr. Dial tie asked that the letter written by Atkins 29th May, 187(1, heretofore published In reirard to this ease, bo put In evidence, which was done. WARREN FISHER, JIL, recalled, testified that he purchased from Dlnlne, Doe. 1, 1870, an Interest in the Northern Pacific Bond. and paid $25,000 for It. He did not now recollect wliat that Interest was, but knew at that lime. The attention of witness was called to a letter published In the New York .Vm« May 28, 1870, purporting to have been written by Illninc to witness, asking him to purchase one-eighth or one twenty-fourth part of an In terest in the Northern Pacific Hoad, and ho wusa asked If that was a correct copy of the letter re-* eelved by him from Dlalno. Witness said it was. The original was de stroyed Sept. 21, 1872, when witness and Blaine had the final settlement. lie gave a copy of this letter to Mr. Alien. The original was not among the letters brought here by Mulligan. Witness never received his certificate of stock for Ids interest, and the money was afterwards returned by Blaine, He did not know why ho did not receive his certificate. He never asked about It, but presumed It was because il was not a profitable enterprise, lie did not know why the transaction was nut consummated, nor HOW BLAINB WAS AIU-R TO CONTROL SUCH IN* Witness always tmderstood that this was a purely friendly act on the part uf Blaine, aud that Blaine was not to have any Interest in It in any way whatever. On the contrary, Blaine al ways said he could not take an interest In It at all. It had frequently been spoken of when Blaine visited his counting-room, ami when op portunity offered Blaine notified witness about It. Ho never supposed that this stock belonged to Blaine. Hit had been bis and been In ids possession, ho could have delivered It, of course, lie never doubted that he should get his money back, and on Sept. 21, lb? 2, It was returned, every cent of It, with Interest. By Hunton—lie did not recollect that nnv of the letters brought here by Mulligan related to thlu ti'annactlon. Hu readonly four or five of them recently. The letters he read did not re fer In any manner to any of the different Pacific railroads which had been mentioned this after noon. JAMBS MULLIGAN win recalled, and said among the papers ob tained hv Blaine from him was one containing a copy of the law relating to grants to the Northern Pacific Railroad. There wcrealsosomo figures on it, showing that it related to the ol 1*124 part which had been spoken of. lie did not know whoso handwriting It was in, hut It was not in Blaine’s. Fisher was asked at this point what the paper was, and where he received (t, and be replied he hod no recollection of any such paper. Mulligan said he found It in the desk among other papers, not particularly among the corre spondence ol Blaine with Fisher, but among all tho papers. Witness was requested to read the receipt given by Blaine to Fisher at the time Fisher paid over that $25,000. This receipt was putdished in the Aqullla-Adoms correspondence. May 27. After reading it, witness said that this was all (he contract there was between Fisher and Blaine. He did not know why tho stock was not delivered by Blaine, and after waiting about a year Fisher refused to take tho stock because so long a time had elapsed. Q.—And this Is all you know about this trans action! A.—Yes, sir. 1 only know that Mr. Fisher paid money to Blaine, and Blaine paid it back to Fisher Sept. 21,1871. Q.—Did you over hear anything more than you have testified about tho matter alluded to from any one! A.—No, sir. By Blaine—Weru you asked to bring any papers with you wbcu you were summoned! A.-No. sir. Q. —Why did you bring these letters of mine! A.—l did not know what I was to bo examined about. I supposed that It would bo about the matter referred to In tho Aquilla Adams letters, and so I brought these letters to refresh my memory. I brought them because they were written by you, and there might be something in them that 1 should bo asked to explain. Q.—Had you any reason to think that 1 wrote the memorandum of law you spoke obout! A.—None at all, sir. Only 1 found It among the papers In the desk, and it related to the Northern Pacific. Q.—You say you aro not unfriendly to mo. Do you know of any occasion for holding a grudge against mo! A.—l never had any occa sion to (eel unfriendly, but thought I was not treatcu fairly on thu occasion alluded to by Mr. Atkins vesturday. Mr. Blaine was proceeding to make further inquiry on this point, when witness said, “Do you want mo to go over all that! I will let you examine mo if you will let mo examine you afterwords.” Tho Chairman remarked that that was fair, but hardly pertinent to this inquiry under present resolution. Mulligan, Atkins, and Fisher were allowed to return U> their homes, but wero notified they were not discharged, and when wanted would bo notified by telegraph. Tho Committee then adjourned till Monday. MASSACHUSETTS SENTIMENT. Hpeciat y)(*pu<cA d> The Tribune. Boston, Mass., June Si.—Public opinion hero runs strongly against Blaine. The 'Transcript this afternoon says: U is susceptible of proof on the testimony of well-known gentlemen now in Poston that Josfah Caldwell said In their presence, in this city, that he paid Mr. IHainu for his Influence In securing legislation favorable to the railroad enterprise In wiilcb Mr. Caldwell was microKtcd. It further •ays that, when on the way to Washington to an swer the summon*, Mr. Mulligan occupied a scat by himself, and by his side was a green bag containing (ho package of mysterious letters the contents of which Mr. Illainu refuses to disclose. In the seal behind Mr. Mulligan were Mr. Fishorand a well-known lawyer of this city, who bad Joined the party by accident, and In w hom Mr. Fitber bad said the evening before that be In tended to tell the whole truth, and should not lie to save Mr. Dlalne. The conversation naturally turned u|wn the Dlalne Investigation, and Mr. Fisher, pointing to the green bag,said substantially that there was 7 'evidence In that bag which would damn Dlalne." HU companion asked what that meant, and Mr. Fisher replied that there was a letter Jn the bag Itom Mr, Dlalne to Ur. bishor, which said substantially, "I have bad a great deal of trouble at the heel of the session to get this Little Hock A Fort Smith bill through.’* and subsequently the writer adds: "I think I deserve some compensation." Tbo cipiauatlun of this ts that the original grant to the road was with a restriction forbidding the sale of lands at less than a certain price per acre, and tbo "great deal of trouble" referred to was in re gard to the removal of that restriction, which waa ultimately accomplished to ths decided advantage of the Company. Tbo Traiucript sent a reporter to see tbo lawyer, ami be admitted that tbo conversation occurred, and, wlillo he would not authorize tbo use of bis name at present, bo did not deny that the version as given above was substantially correct, though adding that It waa not i( exactly CHICAGO, MONDAY. JUNE 5, 1876. accurate,” and be voluntarily said that Mr. Fisher made another stotement to him which was still more damaging to Mr. Blaine. THE LISTTEIIS, TUB LBOALITf OP TUB SIB7.URB. 7b tf* Bdllcr of The Tribune. Chicago, June B.—On Wednesday last the (Inal Republican BtaU Convention assembled, and lowa practically tsstructcd its twenty-two delegates to Cincinnati to vote for James G. Blaine for the Rcputllcan nomination to the Presidency. The prize seemed to be surely In bis grasp, as bis Trends could claim near ly enough votes to nominate him on the first ballot, and he wee doubtless the second choice of enough to nominate him on the second or third. Now, all seems changed, and Mulligan has done it. There is this, however, to be said. Blaine had a clear legal, as well as moral, right to slcze his letters without Mulli gan's consent, as annpeirs from the language of Blatkslonc: "when one hath deprived an* other of his properly In goods or chattels person al, the owner of the goods may lawfully claim and retake them wherever he happens to find them, so it be not in a riotous manner or attended with a breach of the peace." To the same purpose are Lord Coke’s Institutes (Vol. 8.134). This proceeding Is denominated "re caption” In the common law. and Is as fully recognized ns a part of It as the action of tres fiass or replevin. Even deception In such a cose s legally justifiable, though of course not mor al/)/. Even Mulligan, however, docs not claim that, when the letters were given to Blaine the last time, there was any promise to return them. Whatever, therefore, may be said of the policy of Blaine’s taking and keeping those letters, there can be no doubt that in principle it won right. In the eyes of any thinking man, also, there can be no wonder that he don’t want them pub lished, though they be wholly free from corrupt matter. To Illustrate: I have myself seen a letter written by Abraham Lincoln after one of his Senatorial campaigns, that, If published in 16(30, lust before the Clucago Convention, would very likely have lost him the nomination. That let* ter contains some very uncomplimentary allu sions to some of tho most prominent of his supporters In Illinois, which would surely have created truubluln thclllinolsdclcgatlon, and de stroyedltsunanlmity. In like manner, also, who ran doubt that If any private lellerof any of our Presidents since Washington hod been sprung on the world at tho critical moment, so much trouble of one kind or another would have arisen that those men never would have occupied their lofty positions. I could name the man, still * living, who has in his fiosscsslon a letter from one uf the most oopu nr and , honored of all of them, which, If pub lished aUthc critical day, would have utterly dcstroved his chances for the White House, os Mt contained a confession utterly Inconsistent with his supposed character. On the other hand, a very prominent lawyer of this city lias a letter from Mr. Blaine In which hu expressly declined to enter Into a speculation he had contemplated and had the money in hand to Invest it, on the single ground that a measure calculated to advance It would surely come before Congress. I understand this letter may he published, and, If it Is, It will do much to clear Blaine from all charges of corruption, on the ground that a corrupt man takes everything that comes in his way. Yours truly, A. 11. W. PRESS COMMENTS. TOM SCOTT AND TUB DEMOCRATIC TRESS. yew York Staatt-Zellnng. It is known with what zeal Tom Scott worked lost year for his Texas & Pacific Railroad, and especially how, after the comedy performed In Bt. Louis, he was confident that he could ob tain from Congress the desired guarantee for the interest upon two hundred or more millions of bonds. But in this session It could not be done, on ac count of the Presidential election standing at the door. Neither parly dared to enter upon the campaign with the burden which such a measure would have Imposed,* and with all the aid of the lobby, Scott was uot able to obtain a favorable report either from the Committee of tliu House or that of tho Ser *p, Although It Is notorious that In the first-mu.led Committee, If not in the second, a majority of the members look with very favorable eyes upon Tom and his bonds. He was allowed to withdraw, with the friendly counsel to be patient. Tom had to make the best of this, and, with his colossal energy, set to work to pursue his chances. One needs to look around only & little behind the curtain to find him now everywhere. His business Is to turn the autlhnn elections in bis interest, and ho is not Jay Gould unco said before a committee ollpur Legisla ture, “In Democratic districts, I'am a Demo crat; In Republican districts, a Republican; In doubtful districts, doubtful, put everywhere an Erie man;” so Tom Scott Is a Democrat with Democrats, a Republican with Republicans, but Everywhere n 'Texas Pacific man. Like Joy Gould, he knows how to cstlmujifctlii? value of the press, and he has recently busy In making sure of the prominent Journals. Tom appears to have confidence m the chances of the Democracy. Wo have latterly met with his articles In tho special Tammany organ, the Ex press, of this city, and it has now bccii staled in tho .Sun that In the recent sale of the World Tom was able to assure to himself on essential interest In that organ of the Democracy. All the answer which tho World has to make to this is that, If it were correct, Scott would have oclcd verv prudently—Just os prudently, In fact, as the f:rcat financiers who at another time lent a hclp ng hand to the editor of the Hun. In this way. the World admits that Scott Is to be counted among Its owners, and we may accordingly be prepared to see the World performing for Scott the same service which the Tribune renders to Gould. Since the Expreu also Is working for Scott, It Is not risky to conclude that there is a great intimacy between Scott and Tammany. Tammany’s intimacy with Gould was proved last autumn. This union of Tammany with the railroad kings Is not new. Every one remembers the noble alliance of Tweed and Fisk. The pros pect that the Democracy, If It should come Into power and take the Texas Pacific Hoad under Its protection, is nut especially calculated to render the people enthusiastic fur the Democracy. The corruption of parties could not be more fully revealed than by the ouo presenting In Blaine a tool of the Union and Northern Padfle speculators, and the other nominating some servant of Tom Scott. But for the present wc will hope that such Influences will not triumph cither in Cincinnati or St. Louis, but that the Goulds and the Scolts will he equally disavowed at both places. Albany (.V. }'.) Arffut. The New York Sun makes the astounding disclosure that Thomas A. Scolt,of Pennsylvania, is the person who lately purchased the New York IForW. The UwWJ of yesterday may be taken as confirming the statement made by the Sun. The appearance of this great railroad magnate, who Is pressing upon Congress an en terprise for which he asks insistence from the Federal treasury, in the politics of this Btate, is certainly a significant circumstance. The De mocracy of New York will not receive with patience the suggestion that Thomas A. Bcott should dictate the action of their dclcgtes to the National Convention. FIRST tiI.OOD FOR DON CAMBRON. mUidttfitiUi Timet Und.) Blaluo has fallen. However Justly be may merit the confidence of the country ami howev cr generously his Immediate friends may Judge Idm, as a I'reslduutUl candidate, either now or hereafter, ho will live only in the history that ante-dates the Ist of June, 1870. On the day that Mr. J. Don Cameruu accepted a scut in the Cabinet to aid In llluine's overthrow, Blaine brought the freshest garlands of victory from Hot Republican people, and seemed strong enough to bid defiance to his enemies. Forty eight hours thereafter the new War Minister drags the Imperious Commoner Into his camp a mangled political suicide, and Is now about to administer upon his political clTects. It Is a terrible, a hopeless full, and Blainegreatly aided hts foes to make their victory decisive. . . . Hail James G. Blaine been on trial merely for his life, as an ordinary prisoner struggling for existence even with dishonor, he might with propriety have called in the legal cunning of such men as Judge Black and Mutt Carpenter to acquit guilt or to vindicate Innocence; but ho was on trial for much more than life—for ids right to rule the first nation of the earth; for his fitness to direct the destiny of forty millions of free people. UI.AINB VBUSCS ULAINB. Sew J'ort l\>tl (/ml, Hep), The roost troublesome witness with whom Mr. Blaine bos to deal Is Mr. Blaluo himself. We have taken his own account of the latest aspect of the ease. We have put wide the more highly colored narrative of Mulligan—his story of Mr. Blaine’s pitiful pleading In behalf of himself and Ids family, and hla threat of aulddc. Upon Mr. Blaine's own unadorned account It Is dilllcult to see how ho can overcome the dam aging evidence which he has furnished against himself. If he Is innocent, why should he con ceal anything which he has done! If there Is nothing which can Injure him In there letters, why should he take such pains to suppress thetnl These questions arc sure to be asked, llatncr than have Diem asked Mr. Blaine might well consent to the publication of all the par ticulars of the follies of his youth and the ve nial sins ofhls manhood; hut there was really no clanger of such a publication. If Mr. Blaine rould not trust Mulligan be could trust Die Judiciary Committee. Some of Its members arc warm friends of his, and have already se cured for him (air treatment, it not actual In dulgence. POINTS IN MR. BLAINR'9 CASK. Kathinginn Corretiwndence Ilmt'in Ihrnld. The Democrats cm the lloor ot the House arc exceedingly anxious that there should be no more Investigations of Mr. Blaine at present. They have seen enough to convince them that there Is a splendid field for such Investigation In Mr. Blaine’s ease. If he Is nominated at Cin cinnati, there will probably Iks a special commit tee on the Fort Smith & Little Rock Railroad to Investigate Its formation, the legislation In its behalf.lts land-grant, Its bonds, and tbc various suspicious transactions tn tbem. It is well known Dint Caldwell set apart a half a million of the securities of the Little Rock & Fort Smith Hoad In Washington and Little Rock. It Is well known that Mr. Blaine had large quantities of these bonds from Caldwell, that he sold them to Anson P. Morrill, James M. Haear, Darius Aldcn, Abner Coburn,and others of Maine; and that he refunded the money when the bonds went down. It is well known that important legislation In behalf of the Fort Smith <t Little Rwk Rail road was obtained while Mr. Blaine was Speaker of tlic House and a holder of Us bonds. Mr. Blaine himself lias testified that a large quantity uf its bonds which belonged to “ a cer tain Interest” (which he did not describe) were sold to the Atlantic & Pacific (P. B. Hayes) and the Missouri, Kansas & Texas itallroods. The evidence on all these matters is accessi ble, and If Mr. Dlalnc Is nominated the Demo crats, no doubt, will try to get at it. Dut at present they want to help Mr. Blaine all they can, so that he can be nominated at Cincinnati, and they can have some fun with him after* Ward. CERTAINLY UNFORTCNATB. Ullefi Herald (klllt Hubert*— Antl-Conkllng), Mr. Bloiuc is certainly unfortunate In having been the author of any letters, on any subject, which he Is not willing to submit to tno public, under the peculiar and delicate circumstances which have brought a knowledge of their exist ence. However eminent the legal couusel may be who advise and sustain him In this course, and however contemptible and suspicious the motives and actions of the witness Mulligan, the existence of the 101101*6 remains, and the curious speculation os to their contents must be increased by the reluctance of Mr. Blaine on the one hand and the ferocious determination of Mulligan on the oilier to make them public. The revelations of this Investigation have been so unexpected, so contradictory, and so alto gether dramatic, that it is Impossible to esti mate their Influence Upon Mr. Blaine's ascend ancy at Cincinnati until the end Is readied and definite conclusions can be drawn with safety. As the matter now stands, the public will not hesitate fur an Instant, on all Issues of veracity, In accepting the statements of Mr. Blaine, cor roborated ua they arc by reputable witnesses, against those of the bookkeeper Mulligan. MUD THAT STICKS. yetr |’»r* Tribune (/llaint organ). At last It looks as If some of tbo mud thrown at Mr. Blaine might stick. There Is nothing In the testimony of the witness Mulligan calcu lated to produce much effect, excepting In the matter of the private letters. These Mr. Blaine must in some way promptly explain. It was natural enough that he should demand posses sion. They clearly belonged either to the man to whom thev wore sent or to the man who wrote them. 'Mulligan had no right to them, and It is equally clear that no man Is willing to have his private correspondence with friends stolen and Its publication by Ids enemies threatened. But the public, In this case, will not consider these technical points. Some ex planation about the letters Is Indispensable, or it will be believed that thev conceal something' which will nut bear the light. A DBf.FCRATB CABB. Jluffatn Commercial Adrertltrr l/lep.) If Mr. Blaine’s cose is uot a very desperate one, lie may thank bis own impetuosity lor the general Impression that it Is. That he has a le gal right to the letters which he captured. Is not disputed. If he wrote them they arc his own. But why he should not allow them to he pro duced In" testimony, and why he should even re fuse to let the Committee sec them, if they con tained no matter bearing upon the case la hand, Is more than the country can at present under stand. Far belter would It have been for him to expose some little family matters, through the publication of these letters, than to rest under the inevitable suspicion which Is Involved in his forcible suppression of them, taken in connec tion with the witness Mulligan’s testimony. However, what family secrets could have been Imported In business letters Is more than we can imagine. So long as the letters are withheld, the people will 1)0 apt to think that they contain more damaging testimony against Mr. Blaine than they probably do. TUB “ POLICY OP SILENCE” PATAU Cleveland Leader (Rep.) Whilst Mr. Blaine Is correct on general prin ciples In this position, there arc exceptional cir cumstances which make his nervous anxiety to keep those letters from the public view very un fortunate. Ue Is a lending candidate for the Presidential nomination, and the scandals, or slanders, brought up against him and not thor oughly disposed of before nomination will be used with deadly effect after nomination. A frank disclosure may be damaging to some ex tent, hut in the case of such a man as Mr. Blaine cannot be one-tenth as damaging as man ifest anxlctv to conceal. We cannot believe Mr. Bhdnc, In any of his business transactions, has been guilty of a single act that, if laid bare in all its details, would Injuriously affect him in the estimation of honorable men. But when the policy of concealment Is adopted Sir. Blaine’s friends are placed at a disadvantage. They can only express their own conviction of his honor ami Integrity. They cannot with this alone silence accusations ana insinuations of wrong doing to which a “policy of silence” has given force and venom. senator oglesbt’s experience. WaiMngton Correspondence Rattan Herald. The same Influences which Senator Oglesby, of Illinois, found dominant in New Hampshire will operate everywhere. Mr. Oglesby, who, whatever may he said of his abilities or his political opinions, differs from his colleague In being a cUan-hamlcd person, and a politician ot the better sort, went to New Hampshire, two months ago, to stump for the Ucpubflcan ticket. He was very friendly to Mr. Blaine, and reck oned hlmscff one of Ids supporters when he set out (or the Granite State. During his tour of the towns, ho talked a good deal with the poo pie, and found out their likes and dislikes. To tils great surprise he did not Qud anybody who hud contldeucc in Mr. Blaine. This surprised him very much, for he had come to believe, in common with manv others in the West, that New England was solid and enthusiastic In the support of Mr. Blaine. When ho Inquired what was thought of Mr. Blaine in the towns along the Slate lino of Maine, the plain people all told him that Mr. Blaine went to Congress a poor man thirteen or fourteen years ago, and now they had heard that ho was worth a million. Ho hail beeu In Congress all the time, ami they did not want to know any more about him. Mr. Oglesby came hack as much of a Bristow man as ho was a Blaiuo mau when ho went to New Hampshire. TUB PBAR OF TOM SCOTT. AVoJl'ut Oatf ('itu ( Hep. ). We arc vvrv much of a Blaine man if all in vestigation still growlngly leaves him the right man lor UcpublUans to make a President of. Ami we are not a hit of a Blaine man If any facts disclosed shall show he isn't. It Is becom ing quite clear that Tom Scott and his Southern lUUrtmd, the Union I'acKle Uallroad, and the Northern Pacific Uallroad. Intend to fasten on tlie Government a steal of over (300,000,000 If In their power, by trying to make the Govern ment buy back from the I’acllie Companies the land-grunts at the rate of 1U.50 per aero. Now. tf it turns out that Tom Scott uud these several Pacific Uallroad gentlemen have been devoted enough to Mr. Blaluo to perjure themselves to shield him, theu the shadow of the colossal swindle which rests beyond them,but which will march upon the Treasury when they are ready, makes their devotion to him one that will frighten the moss of the people from his sup port. “AN IMI’OSSIRLB candidatb." Sew }’nr* Urnphtc i/ri.f. Hep.), The disclosures yesterday demolish Mr. Blaine’s lost hope of a nomination at Uncln uotl. Ho Is an impossible candidate hence forth. Even though Innocent of any crime, ho Is too deeply Involved hi doubtful complica tions, and is too heavily overweighted with charges to be available. No candidate could be elected on explanations. Mr. Blaine has too many explanations to make; ho asks people to read and believe altogether too much; ho raises too many unanswerable questions to be thought of as a possible candidate. His smartness has been bis ruin. He has 100 much speculation In his eye. He has outwitted himself, and It Is with profound regret that we drop the name of this really able, experienced man, from whom the country expected so much, from the list of possible Presidents. His discomfiture reduces the number of actual candidates and Increases the chances of Mr. Conkling, who. a week ago, was regarded as almost out of the count. IMS NOMINATION OP DOUBTFUL EXPEDIENCY. Toledo (0.) Commercial Ulep.). With much anxiety we look forward to Mr. Blaine’s explanation, and desire that it shall be so pronounced and clear In every detail, that his Integrity will be unquestioned, and that bln many friends throughout the country maybe convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that be lias been and still In free from all possible taint of corruption. Unless thin is done, clear ly and explicitly, Ids great strengtii an a candi date will speedily dissolve as the morning mist before the rising sun. Even ns it Is, bln con nection with railroad speculations has been such as to render it a question of great moment whether Ids nomination would not be an act of doubtful expediency. Would it not be one of absolute peril to the Republican party ? ULAINB “TO PASS INTO RETIREMENT." Hprlnfifleld Republican (Ififi.). There Is not much occasion for the Jtepnhlican to comment upon these distressing revelations. They point clearly to facts we have long feared, to results we have for some time apprehended. Mr. Blaine and his friends wBl not readily yield bis character or his position still; but be Is cer tain, sooner or later, to pass into the retirement that has overtaken, within these lost few years, other of our distinguished nubile men, who, in baste to be rich, have trifled with their public reputations, and compromised the Integrity of their public action*. And it will not be many days before It will be apparent to everybody that his nomination at Cincinnati Is an Impossl i blllty. The slates for Die Republican National Convention may begin to be reconstructed at otiue. A BFEEDT CULMINATION WANTED. JUlnneapoH* Tribun* (Hep.). There is tide much about lids Blaine business, and that Is, we must have a speedy culmination of the evidence against him or a free hanging of his accusers. Or" more, Mr. Blaine's sweeping destruction of the charges against Ids Integrity by the disclosure of Ids whole political and busi ness record. This thing Is getting serious. We must-know* something definite before June 14. If Blaine In guilty, out with It. If Innocent, we can’t see much hope for the Republican partv in sticking to him unto a nomination for President, if that is possslhlc. blainb’s coal land. Jloslnrt (/lobe. Mr. Blaine bongnt ITJ acres of coal land on the Monongahelu River, about thirteen years ago, for (21,000. These lands are now taxed for (4ti,000, or more than twice what be paid for them. They are regarded by good Judges of coal properly to be worth about $70,000. They have never been operated at all, and have never yielded Mr. Blaine a cent of Income. So much tor the statement that most of his property was “derived” from this investment. The truth Is that this little speculation In coal lands Is one of the smallest of Air. Blaine’s operations. It has been n source of expense to him. rather than a means of income ills wealth has come from other sources. “ UNFORTUNATE FOR BLAINE.” St. J\tul Jioneer-J'ren (Hep. ). It Is unfortunate for Blaine that a complica tion of lids sort should have arisen just on the eve of the Cincinnati Convention, and that he should have in self-defense to seek the shady side of the hedge, lust when he rhould be stand ing In the foil sunlight of day, above Impeach ment and above suspicion. ‘‘EVIDENCE THAT LEAVES ROOM FOR DOUBT.” Setr V<irkS/alUllep.). It !s one tiling to pave private character from calumnies, and quite another to win a presi dential nomination In the face of calumnious charges ami of evidence that leaves room fur doubt. Uis PROSPECTS DAMAGED, IP HOT DESTROYED. Toledo (0.) llhiile (/?•/>.). That the affair will damage, If not destroy, the very bright prospects of the accupcd gentleman for the Cincinnati nomination Is too evident to be longer questioned. BRISTOW. BRISTOW AND REFORM. . MONDAY’S MABS-MBETINO. A mass-meriting will be held, under the auspices of the Bristow Club, at McCormick Hall, Monday evening, June 5, at 8 o’clock, to give expression to the sentiment of the Repub licans of Chicago favorable to the nomination of Benjamin Helm Bristow, of Kentucky* to the office of President of the United Stuteainthc Centennial Year of American Independence. The following arc butafew out of 1,300 names uniting in a call for such meeting: K. C. Lamed, George 1.. CHU, C. B. Lawrence, 11. H. Nash, .1. 11. Dunham, N. K. Kulrbank, T. W, Harvey, W. 11. Tomer, F. D. Grnv, Samuel Bliss, Robert Collyer, A. C. McClnrg, George Schneider, Julius Rosenthal, Jacob Rosenberg, , A. T. Gait, A. M. Wright, E. O. Mason, Franklin MseVeagb, Edmund Juessen, George Sturgos, F. Baumann, IL 9. TulhiU, Kirk lUwcs, E. G. Keith, H. J. Willing. J. J. Lalur. Adolph Moses, George E. Adams, Jacob Gross, C. R. Coihln, Dr. F. Mnhl. M. L. Scuddcr, JolmO. Haines, A. Coe. F. r. Russell, R. E. Jenkins, D. Larrabce, A. L. Morrison, Eugene A. SUlig, Horace White, Charles Degenhardt, John M. Clark, E. A. Otis, Henry Field. Jacob Beiresdorf. Alonso Huntington, L. C. Paine Freer, David Falcs. August Bauer, N. P. Smith. John O. Shorlall. Thomas S. Wallin, Godfrey Snvdacker, A. M. Ponce, Edwin Lee Brown, H. W. Jackson. C. P. Kellogg. Isaac K. Arnold, N. Ludlngton. John 9. Cooper, H. W. S. Cleveland, William Vockc, A. B. Ma*nn, Otto Peltzrr, W. 11. Swift, Edward A. Small, Bryan Latbrop, Jacob Boser, A. Hyerson. James L. lllgb, H. B. Gulpin, Caspar Butz, J. B. Adams, Joseph Poliak. 9. J. Medlll, Charles V. Dyer, E. Walker, C. T. Hotchkiss, B. F. Mix, Thomas Dent, Frank M. Blair, D. J. Schuyler, 11. N. Mann. Max EberbanU, Samuel Appleton, Daniel Goodwin, Jr., E. 8. Waters, Philip stein. John L. Thompson, Ernst Prusaing. J. E. Otis, Owynn Garnett, James A. Kirk, W. C. Reynolds, Julian S. Uutnsey, Samuel Straus, William L. Ogden. The following citizens will address the meet ing: the Him. E. C. Lamed, the Rev. Robert CoJlytr, Judge C. U. Lawrence, A. M. Wright, Esq., the Hon. Eugene Cary, the Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, George Schneider, E»q.. E. A. Small, Esq., the Hon. William ViK-ku, James L. High, Esq., Franklin MaeVeagh, Esq., Kirk Hawes, Esq., the Hon. A. L. Morrison, the Hon. Ed muud Juessen, E. (J. Mason, Esq. miISTOW IN IT/LINOIS. X KEW ELEVATION OF POLITICAL LIFE WOULD FOLLOW 1119 ELECTION. 7>> Hit Kdtlor nf Tht Tribune. Oalesduiuj, 111., June3.—Since Tub Thihunb renounced sibilation with the Liberal clement which supported Horace Greeley for the Presi dency four years ago, I have been one of the constant readers of Us columns. From that time I have admired its unllugging endeavors In furthering that change for the better In political affaire which Is so much admired by every pa triot, and which Is so absolutely necessary as the chief source of national life ami strength. It has appeared to mo to bo the typical repre sentative of the masses of the Northwest, whoso conspicuous features are energy and integrity. As a reader of papers from all over the country, 1 am obliged to concede that Tub Tuiuunb gives faithful and forcible expression to the na tional spirit concerning general polities, general religion, and general progress. Beyond the possibility of a doubt.,tbo people of this land are practical and moral. Tub Tkiuunb, if lam a good judge, recognizes the (act, and indorses the validity of ll by constant endeavor to keep It alive and make it an ever-growing reality. I am confident that It Is a great satisfaction to the musses of the Northwest to know that so potent s power for Improving and shaping tho health of the national life is as untiring os It is wise and reliable. That Tub Tkiuunb Is hon est In its desire (or legitimate and permanent political reformation, its choice of a man for the Presidency during the uext four years is a PRICE FIVE CENTS. convincing Argument. When Tre Tribune demanded Benjamin H. Bristow for the next Republican President, It announced itself as the consistent, champion of political reform—the true exponent or the masses who arc honest, and the Invincible hater of the pervading cor ruption now demoralizing the whole country. Like Tub Tribune, my faith in Benjamin IT. Bristow is absolute. 1 believe the election of lids man to the Presidency would signify sonny thing more than a party triumph. To Judge from his record, It would signify that Bristow ism would bo energetically transfused into tho whole body politic. By Brlstowlsm I mean those noble principles which command the re specter mankind and exalt nationality. I be- Ifcve that before the resistless force of his ex ecutive brilliancy, and the Invincible power of his honesty, corruptionists would find It more comfortable In back seats. The malaria of political plunder now penetrating every com munity would yield to a new vitalizing and purifying element. The rising generation, as well as till classes, would have a living pattern of rigid and practical patriotism at the head of the nation as Attractive and exemplary to the whole world as “the spirits of 'TO. 1 * A new elevation of political life would bo a grand epoch in our history of unmeasured extent and of moral sublimity. His uncommon fidelity to the whole country would redound oa a credit to human intelligence and human free dom. Willi faith In the correctness of tho above statements, I honestly believe that every man who works for the election of Bristow Is a patriot, desirous of the present welfare and future glory of his country. Wisdom, courage, and honesty arc qualities more to be desired in an Executive than political acumen. Among our leading Republicans, there arc other brave, unshaken spirit*, hut what name could bo mentioned which would be so absolutely tho synonym of ability, statesmanship, and honesty of purpose as UrtMow I In what other name would there be such magic and power for re organizing the affairs of (iovermncnl I If the Cincinnati Convention heads the Re publican ticket with tin- name of a politician who is tho leader of politicians, and supported unanimously by the Whisky Interest (with which the masses arc wholly disgusted), then there Is every reason for believing that the lead ers of the party have descended from greatness of purpose to the narrowness and selfishness of persona) aggrandizement. Rut, if on the other hand, It heads the ticket with the name of a man unanimously and enthusiastically tho strongest with the mosses, then the party will, as heretofore, retain its high position, anil con tinue to stand os the people's party, In the in terest of the country and humanity. If anv one desires proof tnat Secretary Bristow would be the strongest with the masses, let him learn from history what it Is that the people like best and venerate most in a lender. A glance at the past reveals the fact that nothing Is more acceptable to a moral and practical pen* [ilc than unselfishness, courage, honesty, and sincerity. A glance through the last year reveals, with even greater dearness, the'fact that nothing in more odious to the masses than connivance and the election of thorough poli ticians by politicians and rings made powerful by public plunder. In this age of political cor ruption ami desolation, how admirable and re freshing ban been the course of him who has labored aggressively for the safety and Interest of his whole country,—totally regardless of personal results or advantages. We know to our sorrow what government Is when converted into a machinery lor enriching and aggrandizing politicians. Wfio does not hone that we may know to our Joy in the next lour year* what government is when run on the principle of noncstv and disinterested patriotism. Let us work with him whose natural Instincts com mand him, “ Let no guilty man escape." Let us stand by him who looms up as the nearest approximate to a lofty Ideal of virtue and manhood. May Tna Tribune continue to work for Bristow, for by so doing It “ Stands by the country fearlessly and effectively." Respectfully, Akocs. THE KIND OP MAH BRISTOW 19. Tn the Editor qf The Tribune. Chicago, Juno 3.— lf you will allow me \ want to say to Tub Tribune readers, with refer* once to our Bristow Club meeting last night, that neither Robert Collyer’s figure of Bristow as a rat-terrier nor the Rev. Mr. Miller's “go tc hell” anecdote Is ** precisely expressive of Gem Bristow's character." This, at least, Is mj judgment, based upon a personal and official ao qualntauce with the Secretary of the Treasury, beginning soon after bis accession to the Cabi net. That It has been Gen. Bristow’s Jot to “ nosi out, and grip, and break the back of corrui> Hon " as no other man in the nation baa bad either the courage or the ability to do, was not with him a matter of choice—but of duty. And It is this loyalty to duty, to carefully weighed and definitely settled principle which Is the mainspring of of his actions, the key-note to hie whole life. But he is neither a rat-cutchcr nor a thief-tak er by nature; and it is a source of pain and re gret to those who know him best—and, so knowing, admire and respect him most—that i false popular Impression of him Is crystallizing In such expressions ns “ Bull-dog Ben,’* “ Thieves’ Terror,” etc. Uls Is a large charac ter; and his, the people are learning to hope and believe Isa loftier destiny than that ol “ Watch-dog of the Treasury, wor thy and useful such Cerberus functions may be. With the sterner stuiT of the Roman father, yet his heart Is as generous ami tender as that of Lincoln himseit: nn«l though he has never hesitated to go where duty and the right point trim, no matter what the sacrlllee, he is neither vindictive nor brutal. And tills brings mo to Mr. Miller’s little story, the substantial truth of which, mi acted, history Itself attests. But that Mr. Bristow used the language therein quoted no one who knows him will for a moment believe. In the tlrst place, Mr. Bristow’s manner is the furthest possible removed from the melodramatic. “Sir. I will not sell my country for sliver and gold,” might have fallen from* the Ups—it would bo fruitless to go deeper into the anatomy —of many of those of equal prominence upon tho stage of public life. Vrom Gen. Bristow such a J tampons, grandiose speed: is us Impossible as s the brutality of the other sentence, “ You may lake your property and go to hell! ” Secretary Bristow is u gentleman ns well as statesman; us well bred as lie is honest; as cour teous as he is indexible; und his intercourse with the member of Congress und tho United Stales Senator of the period—nay, even with one of his brother Cabinet officers—bos not yet caused him to adopt the particular variety of masculine English which these Buitalo Bills of legislation ami Bardolplw of Ministers have transplanted from the Billingsgate and the Bowery to the Council Hails and Executive Chambers of the nation. 1 am, etc., F. W. IL P. B.—As it Is reasonably certain that. In the language of Col. Jucsscn, Benjamin H. Bristow wllfbc nominated cither at Cincinnati or olse when*, Tire T/nnf.va will, of course, and with Us usual enterprise, furnish Its myriad readers with an authentic eumpulgu biography of the People's President. The sooner the belter. He cannot be too well known; tbomoro thoroughly lie Is, the more triumphant will bo our victory at the polls next November. K. WHAT WB KEEP. 7V» the Editor of The Tribunt. Chicago, June 4.—ln sumo remarks yon made to some ot your correspondents yester day you speak very lightly, if not enccringly, of the probability of Bristow’s nomination by the Democrats. Although I am glad to observe that the prospect of Bristow’s nomination by the Republican party grows more hopeful every day, 1 think It Is not advisable to bo too sure of It. The machine of party Is too strong yet, and there are other candidates In the Held be sides Blaine; candidates who, according to their own statement and the figures of Eastern pa pers, uru ahead of Bristow. Uo back to 18tW, and you will lind that Abraham Lincoln would not have been nominated bud It not been for the “little squad" of true and good patriots who worked against the then favored sous of the party, namely: Seward and Chase. Both of them were good and honorable men; but the “little squad 1 * gave us a man who was the noblest of all, at the calling of whose name the heart of every American beats prouder. As things are at present, and os you state in your editorials to-day, we uru by no means certain of the success of the Republican candidate, and we must, therefore, put up a man who would be supported by the good men of all parties. Tim old issues ol the two parties have died out anyway, and wbat Is left Is simply thu frame and (he organization. All the coun try needs ut present is tbu active participation of all good and able men in the problems now before us. The party-horses on both sides have talked lung enough about reform and about thu currency, we now want a man at the head of our Government who has shown to as that he U

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