Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on March 14, 1884 · 1
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YOLUME XLIV. REPORT OF THE CONDITION National Bank OF CHICAGO, Chi Loge, in the Slate of Illinois, at the Clot of Business .31.arch 7th, iSS.f. RESOURCES. Leans and discounts eriiratt4 t s. vont' to sot,u re el rcula t ton tither stocks, nonits. and mortgages Due trout approved reserve atteitis $1.027.91543 Due mail other tional banks 243,50018 Due 1 row state banks and bankers. 31.975.01 IlealeStafe Exchanges for Ciesrihke-1 louse $ of other tothk4 t ti ollkt 1 paper corretloy, nickels, slid pennies SPe, )e Legui-tender Dotes ()I,' THE 86,251.12 107,763 00 1,727.31 440,597.00 3 7 0, 000. 00 Iteitymption fund With 1. S. q'reutsiirer per cent r eireulutii on but, tr, in' 1. S, ',freitAiiter other thuri per rent redeu.ption tuttd Total LIABILITTESCam tal stock paid In. turplug fund 1. retividett profits isittional-buuk notes outstanding laratuat deposits sLA,eet to etteeK... $2.819,956.69 Der:wind eertdiestes or alp0Sit 233,065.65 Cet iiticd cheeks WS, I WICA) t us tiler' S checks 143,828.38 1n..- tJ i.tiiiir tail:at banks 1,102,865.74 btie to State banks anal bankers 1,540.187.76 ALSO (IP ALL S4TZES $4,299.127.70 t,950 55 50,000.00 05.763.23 i0.900,820.62 Total $6,908,820.62 State Of flhinoic. County of Cooksit. I, F. S. Eames. cashier 01 the above named bank. do solemnly bwear kat thp above ttatenubt. h. true. to the best or iny ta-wiedIze and belief. F. S. LAM I. Cashier. ub..ribed and sWortt to bet', we the this Lith day of MArch. 1N-4. WILLIAM B. WitENN. Notary Public. Correctattest: S. NV. RAN-VS(1N. ENRY F. EAMES. 'Directors. 4; Ki 0 SPRING STYLES 1,303,390.62 13.000.00 1.167,338.43 2,250.00 4,000.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 179,7S6.35 45.000.00 8,682.084.27 NECKWEAR FOR GENTLEMEN. We have just opened the greatest variety ever exhibited in one house, representing the choicest products of the best European and American manufacturers. All qualities are shown, from low-priced to the finest possible to produce. INSPECTION SOLICITED. WILSON BROS., 113 and 115 State-st. COAL. We have on hand and for sale a large stock of PE AND BRIAR HILL COAL. The CLEANET AND BEST SOFT COAL for Mites and other domestic use. as well ns the strinics-a and best for steam, making less S moke than 1st other bituminous coal. and on account of its from, sulphur injuring boilers less. Very kw prices will be made both on small and large trders. 'flos cosi will be sold delivered. screened for tacitly u-.e. or pile run for steam purposes. Speciat bues th the trilde in yard. J. L. HATHAWAY. Main office. 38 Market-mt. Ttiepbutie a. Kinizsbury-mt-. I tlytiourn-place bridge, Docks )1.,?23 Smith I tilisted-st.. Fifteenth and Clotrk-ata.i VA yards. (.94 North Wood-st. HARD COAL Ir1:1;17:'': BAUER PIANO JULIUS BAUER CO 156 am! ritt Wabash-ay., CORNER MONROE-ST. SHIRTS WILSON BROS OAK IBIBEIL 0 THE BEST TONED INSTRUMENT IN AMERICA. THIS is the only Piano where the Sound Board has the Acoustic Figuring of the Violin, which makes it free of all Metallic Sound. I ther 2o years' experience in manufacturing For the fine trade enables us to produce goods highest artistic appearance. 'We use none but most reliable fabrics, and cote lowest prices consistent with value of goods. All styles Ready-Made and Made to Order. N.-, -L. 1 L. N...." 113 and 115 State-st. h'adttion to ournsual stock of PINE TIM fIER we lot! hereafter keep at Our yard, North Pier, a stock of ktAVY OAK TIMBER of all sizes and lengths. Frrz-simioNs & CONNELL, . . . . . . . . . . Money to Loan o Improved city property at current rates. MEAD 1St COE, 140 La Sal1P-st. ,CELLIJLOID coLLArts AND CUFFS. Neatness, and Economy. Require no 11c117Ing. Retain shape and finish through 4ths of wear in any climate. Illustrated 1. ,thlou Plates of new styles and prices. By ',141 on application. BARNES & CO., Madison-st , Tribune Building. DISSOLUTION. The Partnership heretofore existing between the 41eNed . under the firm name of A. J1. Andrews tco k 113 been terminated by limitation. In witnited Dy ut the tirm will be settled by its sue tirm will be settled by its sue- 111-ms. &IL Andrews and ILL. Andrews. 'w " C.. 47'4e the business under the old name. A. It. ANDREWS. IL L. ANDRE:wt. T1 Los. s. HAYDEN. I. S. HAYDEN, ClIAS. H. HAYDEN, 1- - - - - BROKAW Boys' Clothes. BROKAW Children's Clothes. StRVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. Brokaw Clothes (V Co's Cor. Madison Clark-sts. MODERATE PRICES FOR THE Nicest Kind of New Clothes. Only one WILLOUGHBY, HILL &- CO. ; the " WHITE S T " House, inside and out, in this country. We have just finished PAINTING it white. Only one BROKAW FINEST CLOTHIER on earth. Willoughby, Ili tS.- Co. have $200,000 WORTH OF New Clothes for you to Choose From. Why take ANY CHANCES in these BRANCH STORES around us ? ' OPEN TILL NINE AT NIGHT. WANT HD A Fine Residence on Michigan-ay. Will invest about $30,000. Address B 4, Tribune Office. ON THE RANGES. Cattle anu Sheep in Southwest Kansas in Good Condition. TOPEKA, Kas., March 13.Special.The Land Department of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway is in receipt of the following advice In regard to the condition of live-stock In the Upper Arkansas Valley of Southwest Kansas: Native cattle, as a rule, are looking very well, especially those that have some little protection from the storms; but cattle that were brought in here from the East last season are not in so good condition, and those that have run upon the range without shelter or feeci have not done very well. There will be some losses in such herds, but as a rule not more than heretofore. Sheep have done much better and generally look well. Losses in herds, as a rule. will be very light, in many instances not one-half of 1 per cent. Grass is starting now, and with a few warm days sheep will get plenty of green grass. The outlook is very promising in this section for both stock and crops. BLAINE OF MAINE. He Was Tendered a Reception and Dinner at Baltimore. BALTIMORE, Md., March 13.--iSpeciall--ExUnited States Senator Henry G. Davis and wife, of West Virginia, gave a reception and dinner to the Hon. James G. Blaine, of Maine, this evening in the Mount Vernon Hotel here. Covers were laid in the private dining saloon of the hotel for sixteen persons. It was a private affair, and is not to he supposed to have any political significance, as Mr. Davis is a 'Democrat, and he and the ex-Secretary of State are interested with Gen. Grant and others in West Virginia railroads and coal mines. Senator B. Ilarrison, of Indiana, and r. and Mrs. Frank Thompson, of Philadelphia, had been invited, but sent regrets. The tioral decorations of the saloon were magnificent. and the menu was of the rarest. !Among those present were Mr. Samuel Spencer. Vice-President of the Baltimore & thilo Railroad, and wife; Mr. and Mrs. Elkins. NH's. Senator Harrison of. Indiana, Gen. Felix Agnus of the Baltimore American. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gary, Mr. and Mrs. Hambleton. COL. CASH. 9 The Distinguished Man-Slayer Turned Loose on Small Bail. CoLumaus, S. C., March 13.--The Supreme Court today, before Simpson, Chief Justice, in the matter of the writ of habeas corpus in the case of E. B. C. Cash, charged with being accessory after the fact to the murdering of Town. Marshal Richards at Cheraw, heard Attorney-General Miles, who submitted papers and depositions tending to prove that Col. Cash was an accessory before the tact also, and, therefore, amenable by the sante laws governing the felony of the principal. At 4 this afternoon Col. Cash was brougbt by habeas corpus before Judge Simpson on application for discharge. The application was denied. but the prisoner was admitted to bail in E2.Taid to answer the charge of being accessory after the fact to the murder of Richards. The bond was also made a peace-bond, and signed by Cash, John Agnew, and W. J. Bebeuhl. the two latter prominent merchants of Columbia. MASSACIlusErrs LEGISLATURE. Bos ToN, Mass., March 13.--The to 50defeated the bill extending municipal suffrage to women. The Senate passed the Civil-Service Reform bill to third reading, and refused to reveal the law prohibiting the sale of liquors within 400 feet of sehool-houses. A COSTLY EXPLOSION. nr7STER'S PotsT L. I., March 13.While a quantity of naphtha was being placed noon a Ughter a package exploded, causing the exp1o6lon of other packages valued at $15,000. ARCHBISHOP GIBBONS. BALTIMORE, Nld , March 13.--Arclibisbop Gibbons has arrived from Rome. He refused a public reception. -- FLYING NAILS. Description of the Journey into the Great Northwest Yesterday Morning. The Tribune Sent a Perfect Newspaper to St. PaulSorry Appearance of Other Journals. Even Kansas Enjoying the Benefits of the SystemThe New Departure Permanent. THE ST. PAUL ROUTE. THE TRIP. DELAY IN STARTING. Si'. PAUL, Minn., March 13.--Specia1iA Tainux E reporter oboarded the St. Paul fast-mail train and accompanied it ail the way through. ()wing to the tact that the New York fast mail, which should have arrived at 12:30 a. rn. at Chicago, was one hour and a half late the Northwestern mail train did not leave the city until 3:04 a. m., four minutes behind schedule time. The party consisted of the same gentlemen who have been arranging the new system in the West for the last week, consisting of Postmaster-General Gresham, Assistant Postmaster-General Ilatton, General-Superintendent Thompson, of the Railway Mail Service; Postmaster Palmer, of Chicago; General-Superintendent Clark, of the Milwaukee S: St. Paul; Assistant General-Manager Roswell Miller; Capt. J. E. White, of the Local Railway Mail Service; Charles Fargo, Of the American Express Company; and Dr. O. W. Nixon. At La Crosse the following gentlemen became guests of the party: W. G. Collins, Superintendent of the La Crosse Division; C. II. Pryor, Assistant General Superintendent; C. W. Case, Superintendent of the River Division; George Casson, Assistant Superintendent. At Ilastings a delegation got on, and at St. Paut.Dr. D. Day, Postmaster at that place, Dr. J. H. Murphy, surgeon ot the road, President J. J. Hill, of the St. Paul Manitoba Division, and J. Lidell, Assistant General Manager ot the Northern Pacific Railroad, joined the party. A SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY. The trip was a delightful one, and at no place was the train behind time. In fact, it was demonstrated that it could leave Chicago a half hour later and still reach Minneapolis at 4 p. m. The first stop from Chicago was made at Wadsworth, a distance of forty-three miles, which was made in one hour and eight minutes. West Union was reached at 4:44. where the train was side-tracked to allow No. 2, eastward bound, to pass. She was right on time, and the fast-mail pulled into Milwaukee at 5:20, making a stop at Greenbush street, a few blocks from the depot. Leaving at 5:31, Oconomowoc was reached at 620; Watertown, 6:39; Columbus,7:16; Portage, 7:48; Winona, 12:07p. m.; Wabasha. 1:12; Lake City, 1:35; Redwing, 2:09; Hastings, 2:47; St. Paul, 3:27; and Minneapolis, 3:50. THE SERVICE. When the train left Chicago it consisted of a sleeper and a mail and a storage ear, and at Milwaukee a dining-car was attached. Considering the very brief notice which the railway mail-service people received, the promptness with which they manipulated the huge mail was almost miraculous. To give an idea of the vast volume of papers and letters, an estimate furnished by one of the clerks is produced, the number of sacks, containing on an average four bushels of papers, was 263, and of sacks containing 900 packages ot letters each 987. Some of the Chicago papers failed to catch on to the system of rapid transit that was sprung on them so suddenly. THE GREAT WORK DONE ilk THE TRIBUNE. One morning sheet failed to show up altogether, and another showed up with the third page printed with the stereotype of the day before, with the date-line artfully knocked off. THE TRIBUNE appeared in the most complete form. The rapidity of the service on the mail-car cannot be too highly commended. Surrounded by an overwhelming mass of mail piled up to the very ceiling of the car, the clerks kept systematically at their work, and met all connecting points on time. T. S. Smith, chief clerk of the division, accompanied the train as far as Watertown, the force of five men being under charge of It. Van Houten. Milwaukee was the first station at which the mail was delivered, no attention being paid to the intermediate stations. Hereafter, however, it is the intention to carry the Chicago and Eastern mail to these small towns to Milwaukee, and return by train No. 2, wnich arrives in Chicago at 7 a. m., distributing it along the route. From Milwaukee to St. Paul all stations will be supplied, the crane being used at the small ones where no stop is made. Post-office stops will be made at Milwaukee, La Crosse, Winona, St. Paul, and Minneapolis. ORIGIN OP.FHE PRESENT MOVEMENT. First-Assistant Postmaster Ilatton said that the system of the new fast Western mails was contemplated by Mr. Howell, who, however, was unable to make arrangements with the pool lines. After Mr. Thompson had perfected arrangements from Toledo to Chicago, the attention of the department was turned to the Far West, and, although negotiations were only commenced last Tuesday, everything was now complete. There would be very little additional expense, as the extra mail came from otter lines. He had known something of the workings of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, and, as it was out of the pool, arrangements were made with it. While carrying , the mail on a road not in the pool would pay, it would not amount to much wnen divided up between three or four roads. Tilt principal trouble which they had had with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy was in regard to the time of leaving Chicago, as the department desired to make it as late as possible in order to accommodate the papers. This was accomplished after a hard struggle, but he believes the Northwestern mail on the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul could remain a half hour longer in Chicago and still reach St. Paul at the same time. Mr. Thompson said that no contract, only an agreement, had been made with the railroad officials, and they could stop at ally time. but had no desire to do so, and there was. no doubt that the arrangement would be permanent. GRESHAM. Upon the return trip to St. PaulMr. Gresham was asked by THE TRIBUNE reporter what he thought of the new departure. "I am pleased beyond measure," replied he, "and am surprised at the perfect working of the entire systetn." e Will any additional expense be incurred?" "Not a cent. We have kept inside of our appropriations." " have any further arrangements been made for the West?" " Yes; just a few moments ago I completed arrangements with Mr. J. T. ()dell, Assistant General Manager of the Northern Pacific, to run a train in connection with this train. The Northern Pacific leaves Minneapolis at 8 p. m. and changes its time to 4:10 p. ta., leaving tea minutes after this train arrives, carrying the mail to Portland, Ore., eighteen hours ahead of the present time. This will be the terminus of the Northwestern mail. and will make the route complete. Wnile we will, of course, be obliged to arrange the details, the arrangement is settled.- " What has caused thiA sudden revolution in the man eyt;tem of the West?" "The demands of a great and important community. Why, it has been a surm ise to me that the West has submitted to the miserable system that has been in use. Chicago has been treated as a mere way-station, and no attempt has heretofore been made to expedite her mails. I have looked into one of the evils of the local system at Chicago, which is to be remedied at 011C43. The first delivery there I s made at about 7 o'clock, which is the time that ; the mails from the West and Northwest arrive, and which are consequently not delivered until tha second delivery at 10;30 a. tn. I have ordered that the first delivery be changed to 7:45 a. tn., which will admit of this mail being delivered. So you msy tell your people that hereafter they will have no more trouble on that score." " Is there any talk of putting on fast mails to the Southwest?" ,, We can't tell yet. We don't want to rush matters too fast. That will probably come in time." " How about fast mails from the West to the East?" " That is also an after consideration." The party left tonight shortly after 10 o'clock for Chicago, and will arrive there tomorrow about noon.. The average time today was thirty-nine miles an hour. THE ARRIVAL IN ST. PAUL,. When the Dew Northwestern fast mail rushed into St. Paul, three minutes ahead of schedule time the crowd which had assembled at the depot surged forward and the train had barely stopped before the cars were boarded with enthusiastic citizens. Pushily: his way through the Jam. a man with a big sheggy fur Overcoat and a red face entered the sleeper and cordially grasped Judge Gresham and Frank Hatton by the hand. It was Pat Kelly. a well-known Democratic politician of the Northwest. The next moment he had the Postmaster-General on the front platform and, introducing him to the people, proposed three cheers for Gresham and the fast mail, which were given with a harty good will. When the noise had somewhat subsided Mr. Gresham said: " GENTLEMEN: I am glad to meet you under such circumstances. We have brought you your mail, and it has come to stay. There seems to be some apprehension that the new fast-mail train is a temporary thing, but it is to be permanent." GEN. HATTON. First-Assistant-Postmaster-General Hatton was then introduced, and upon being urged to speak said: " I am very glad to see you, and hope you have nothing against me because I was introduced by a Democrat. I am as well pleased with our first trip as our Postmaster-General is. We are going to Minneapolis and will be back in two hours and shall see more of you. I want to tell you about Pat. When he was in Washington he told me he was sure to get the post-office. as he was the only Democrat here who could read and write." Laughter.) In two or three minutes the train left and ran to Minneapolis in twenty minutes, ten minutes ahead of time. For some reason or other there were very few at the Minneapolis depot. and no demonstration was made. Messrs. Gresham and Hatton were escorted to a carriage by Mr. Laraway9 the Postmaster at Minneapolis, the remainder of the party were shown to carriages, and all proceeded to the post-office. In the meantime the local delivery had not been idle, and in three minutes after the train arrived in the city the clerks in the office were engaged in stamping the letters and making them up for the carriers, while THE TRIBUNE was being cried energetically on the streets. The new until train is a grand success. -WISCONSIN. MLLWAUKEE. MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 13.Special.1 The new fast-mail train reached here at 5:20 this morning, a few minutes ahead of the expected time. On board were the Assistant-Manager of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company and Postmaster Payne of this city, who accompanied the train in the through trip to St. Paul. Assistant General Superintendent Atkins and other officials and employes of the railroad company were in waiting with a force of post-office employes as the train moved into the city at a tremendous rate of speed. Although the fact of the new arrangement was not publicly known here in time for details to be pubisled in last night's paper, the news traveled with such rapidity in the night that the advent of the new train was the signal for a large gathering of citizens. The amount of mail for this point was unexpectedly large, a perfect mountain of bags being thrown from the cars. Among the first to understand and realize the importance of the new move were the newsboys, who were on hand to sell the Chicago morning papers. Added to them were TRE TRIBUNE'S regular carriers, who now deliver their papers before breakfast in all parts of the city. OCONOMOWOC. OCONOMOWOC, Wis., March 13.Specia1.1 The fast-mail train arrived at 6:2-2 this morning after a forty-minutes' run from Milwaukee. WATERTOWN. WATERTOWN, Wis., March 13.Speciall The first new fast-mail train between Chicago and St. Paul, via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, arrived here at T o'clock, the schedule time, the run from Milwaukee to this city, forty-five miles, being made in sixty minutes. Postmaster-General Gresham, Assistant Hatton, and other notables were aboard the train. By this mail arrangement Chicago newspapers are received the same morning of publication, nine hours ahead of former time, giving our citizens the morning news practically as early as the people of Chicago. COLUMBUS. COLUMBUS. WIS., March 13Special.The fast-mai! train from the east passed through this city this morning at 7:13, carrying Postmaster-General Gresham and his First-As - sistant, Mr. Hatton, Postmasters Palmer, of Chicago; Payne, of Milwaukee; and Moak. of Watertown. We are now able to read THE TRIBUNE and other Chicago morning papers at breakfast instead of at suppera very agreeable circumstance in view of the approaching campaign. MAUSTON. MAUSTON, Wis., March 13.SpeciaLThe fast-mail train passed this place at 9:15 this morning, bringing us THE TRIBUNE very much earlier than usual. SPARTA. SPARTA, Wis., March 13.Special.The fast-mail train reached here at 10:20 a. ra., bringing Eastern mail and the Chicago papers. This new departure causes much rejoicing among business-men. LA CROSSE. LA CROSSE, Wis., March 13.-1-Special.1The first fast mail reached the Fifth Ward Depot, its nearest approach to the city, seventeen minutes ahead of tune, consisting of niatil-car and freight-car for through pouches, and on this occasion a sleeping-car for the postal dignitaries aboard. A dozen pouches of Chicago papers of refreshingly late date were dumped herea convenience greatly appreciated by their readers. All small towns on the route will be served by the fast mail as soon as they erect cranes to catch mall-bagsnon the fly and let go of them in the same manner. It is a postal sensation of the largest. size. The train gained one minute between La Crosse and NVinorm., MINNESOTA. WINONA. WINONA, Minn., March 13.---1Snecia1.1A1though the fast-mail train arrived seventeen minutes ahead of time, a number of newspaper men and prominent citizens were at the depot. The Postmaster and some others paid their respects to Postmaster-General Gresham, 'who remained in the ear. The novelty ot receiving THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE at noon is the general suhiect of congratulation. Railroad officials and others are evidently much pleased with the success of the trip. RED WING. RED WINO. Minn., March 13.--Special.The Chicago dailies were received on the fast-mail train at 2:12 p. m. HASTINGS. HASTINGS. Minn.. March 13.--(Special.1The fast mail arrived on time at 2:42. bringing Tip; Cnic Acio TRIBUNE of this date about twele hours earlier than heretofore. THE BURLINGTON ROUTE. ILLINOIS. At-Roux. AURORA, Ill., March 13.Special.--The fast-mail arrangement which enaOles Aurora and Batavia people to get the Chicago papers early in the morning, instead of at halt-past 10 as FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1884-TWELVE PAGES. heretofore give; much satisfaction, and will seriously cripple the coutttry newspapers using " patent plates" made up of special dispatches stolen from the Chicago morning newspapers. GALESBURG. GALESBURG, EL,. March 13.---L.Specia1.1The fast-mail train arrived here this morning at sixteen minutes past 7, the schedule time, bringing THE TRIBUNE, which is booming here. Arrangements have been made to have THE Titinusn distributed before business hours. Its list is growing rapidly. MOLINE. MOLINE, ill., March 13.--LSpecia1.1--The fast mail over the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, with a transfer at Monmouth, now brings Tun CHICAGO TRIBUNE to MOlitle six and a half hours earlier than ever before. The enterprise is warmly applauded, and the leading Chicago paper more heartily received than formerly. IOWA. BURLINGTON. BURLINGTON, la., March 13.--Sreciall--The public appreciation of the superior facilities atforded by the fast-mall arrangement is made manifest by the increased amount of mail matter carried. This was only the third day since the new system went into operation, and yet it was found necessary to increase the force on the train in order to enable it to handle the enormous amount of matter. CORNING. CORNING, Ia., March12.---Speciall---Perhaps the Southern Iowan is not struck with amazement and admiration of this nineteenth-century progress so much as were our copper-faced predecessors on this soil on first Seeing the iron horse snorting across these Iowa prairies, but that wonderful enterprise of Postmaster-General Gresham. the fast mail, certainly astonishes the natives accustomed as we have been to consider it impossible to get a Chicago daily until it was twenty-five hours old. Our people were first incredulous and then delighted to be offered this afternoon at 4 o'clock THE DAILY TRIBUNE printed this very morning. Twenty extra TRIBUNES went off like front seats at the British-blonde show, and more were ordered for the next day. THE TRIBUNE can now as never before serve us the daily for this region, tor all important events of yesterday and last night will be telegraphed so as to be read here this afternoon. CRESTON. CRESTON, Ia., March 12.--Special.1----The results of the fast mail are bailed with wonder and delight. It still continues to be the sole and all-absorbing theme of conversation on the streets, about the hotels ano, in public places. Compared with the old routine of receiving news and mail matter, our aeographietti position has been changed so as to be SOO miles nearer the great inland city of the continent. The universal expression is that we are near the city. Our people feel translated into a new era. DAVENPORT. DAVENPORT, Ia., March 13.--SpeciaLl---Owlog to change of time on the Rock Island & St. Louis Division of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad tins morning connection was made with the fast mail at Monmouth. This caused THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE to reach Davenport one hour and a half earlier than yesterday and more than six hours earlier than formerly. The tact having become known that THE Tatarsk gladdened its readers before noon instead of not until after supper, as has been the rule, there was a rush for the paper even larger than yesterday, and a much smaller number were disappointed. A TRIBUNE for the breakfast-table is the popular demand now. KANSAS. Kas., March 13.-1Specia1.1Tnz DAILY TRIBUNE now reaches Topeka on the early morning train instead of in the afternoon, as was the case before the fast-mail service was established. It is a gain of ten hours timea fact thoroughly appreciated by TRIBUNE readers. The appearance of THE TRIBUNE On the streets this morning created no little surprise, as it was not supposed the benefit of the fast-mail would be realized here to that extent. Business-men are much gratified for closer connection with Chicago markets. CHICAGO. RUMORS OF OTHER FAST TRAINSMIDNIGHT COLLECTION OF LETTERS AT THE HOTELS. Postmaster-General Gresham telegraphed Assistant-Postmaster Squeirs from heed's Landing yesterday as follows: You must Fend letter mail from the West by first carriers. beginning tomorrow morning. In no event must carriers start less than tfteen minutes from present time. As the train which brings this mail reach es the depot at 7 in the morning, and by the regular method requires twenty-five minutes to reach the Post-Office, a change was necessary to carry out the instructions. A special wagon will be sent to the depot for the pouches, thus saving t !leen minutes, and, by starting the carriers at 8 o'clock instead of .7:45. the letters can be delivered, provided, of course, the train gets in on time. There are rumors that a fast train is to be put on the Rock Island, Northwestern. and Chicago & Alton, but the Post-Office officials here know nothing about the matter. The Postmaster-General will return here this morning, and something dednit may be learned today. Hereafter there will be a collection at all the hotels at midnight, so that letters nested there before that time will go out on the fast mails. THE LEIGH-RIGSBY TRIAL. John Leigh Found Guilty, and Ills Punishment Fixed at Five Years ImprisonmentIlls Father Acquitted. VANDALIA, Ill., March 13.--LSpecial.1Shortly before midnight last night the jury in the Leigh-Rigsby case, after being out about twelve hours, came into the court-room with a verdict of not guilty with reference to old man Leigh, the father, and guilty with reference to John Leigh, lAing his penalty at five years in the penitentiary. Counsel for defense made a motion for a new trial, the same to be argued a week from Friday. Should the motion be sustained it is believed John Leigh will come out clear. James Rigsby owned forty acres of land that was entirely surrounded by that of E. T. Leigh, one of the richest men in Christian County. Rigsby refused to sell to Leigh. and the hitter so constructed his fences as to shut off every outlet from the Rigsby property, and refused to let him pass over his land, but on order of court a road was laid out-This was the ground-work of a quarrel that lasted for a long time, and grew more complicated as it greiv older. The killing of Rigsby occurred the afternoon Of Oct. 3, ISs2, and a Coroner's inquest was held the next day. at which the following facts were developed: Rigsby was cutting corn a short distance north of his house. His wife chanced to look in that direction and saw John Leigh approaching, and fearing there would be trouble she went Out to the fence. When Leigh came up she asked him what he wanted. He said he wished to speak to Jim. Leigh then called to Rigsby to come. Rigsby left his work and went towards Leigh. lien Rigsby was within a few feet of Leigh the latter pulled Out his revolver and commenced shooting. saying: "'That is what I wanted with you." Leigh emptied his revolver, which contained five loads. Rigsby died the next day. Leigh made his cacaos and no trace of him was found. although a lar4e reward was offered. John Leigh was indicted for murder. and his father as an accomplice. soon after court adjourned John Leigh came back and was arrested and placed I:1 jail. At the November term of court In he'll the delenve was granted a change of venue, the case being sent to Tandalia.1 FRANK JAMES. JEFFTRSON CITY, MO., March 13.LSpeciall .Application was made today to the Governor by the Prosecuting-Attorney of Cooper County for a requisition on the Governor of Alabama for the rendition of Frank James, who is wanted on an indictment charging him with participating in the Ottoville train robbery in 16;6, Frank James being in the custody of the United I-;tates District Court in Alabama is not a' fugitive from justice. A requisition for him will, therefore, not be issueli. FITZ Jolly PORTER. The Measure for the Relief of the Recreant Officer Passed In the Senate. An Eloquent Protest by Gen. Logan Against the Taking of Such Action. Mr. Manderson's Maiden Speech An Analysis of the VoteThe Bill's Provisions. THE SCENE. A GREAT AUDIENCE. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13.(Specia1l The Fitz John Porter bill has passed the Senate by a vote of 36 ayes to 25 nays. It was a party vote except that five Republicans voted in the affirmative. Riddleberger also voted aye. Mahone was absent. It was a great audience which assembled in Gen. Logan's honor. Seated in the front row in the Senate was Mrs. Lcgan, who never lost a word of the debate. Near her were the wives of Congressmen and several soldiers on the retired list, who watched with interest to see whether Congress was to place them in disgrace. Eager inquiries were made for Fitz John Porter. That gentleman has too often winced under the batteries of Logan's oratory to willingly again submit himself to such an ordeal, and he preferred to wait in Senator Sesall's committee-room for the result, of the nature of which he felt assured. The centre of attraction upon the floor was Gen. Logan. He sat near the centre aisle in the seat which Mr. Cenkling used to occupy, with no notes of preparation upon his desk, except a small book, which proved to be a formidable masked battery of facts, and a roll of parchment, which was a snap of the battlefields, with every line and turn of which he was familiar. He was dressed . in his accustomed Quit of tightly-buttoned black, and his face was, perhaps, even a trifle more earnest than usual. The other central figures of the Fitz John Porter debate hitherto have been Senators Sewall and McPherson, of New Jersey. Mr. McPherson this year chose to remain silent, although he is a much keener debater and a more forcible speaker than Mr. Sewall. MR. MANDERSON'S MAIDEN SPEECH. Those who came early to hear Gen. Logan were surprised to see a small man rise from the tier of three new seats in the rear which has been christened "The Mountain." He was a short, stout-built man with a ruddy face, keen eye, and seemed accustomed to debate. His voice had not been heard in the Senate Chamber before. Those who heard it today will wish to hear it many times again. Senator Manderson, of Nebraska, made his maiden speech. It was a speech which surprised the Senate. o His fame as a brilliant debater had preceded him, but it has not been the custom for new Senators to show themselves so well equipped in their first speech. He spoke from notes, but his delivery was entirely free. There was nothing wanting in the manner or substance of his speech to put him In the front rank of parliamentary debaters. He made one of the clearest speeches against the Fitz John Porter bill that has been heard. THE SENIOR ILLINOIS SENATOR. At a little before 2 o'clock Gee. Logan rose. The Senators on the Republican side gathered about him. and upon the Democratic side there were few empty chairs. From the House there had come all the leaders of the debate on both sides to listen to Loan's masterly exposition of the Fitz John Porter case. He commenced in a low tOne, and seemed to be endeavoring to restrain some powerful emotion. He knew that he was speaking in a losing case, for the representatives of the Confederacy whose cause was aided by Fitz John Porter's disobedience. were to cast their solid vote to put Fitz John Porter back, honored, in the army, and to condemn Lincoln and Garfield and all the rest. They were to be aided by five Republicans whose names the soldiers of the country will not soon forget. Of these five the West furnished but one. Mr. Logan spoke with unflagging force for three hours. He grouped in a succinct, forcible, comprehensive way the points of his argument. With every detail of the history he was familiar. When at times Mr. Sewell, driven to the wall by the logic of Gen. Logan's facts, attempted to break the force of the argument by interruption, he was always worsted. Gen. Logan's demolition of Gen. Grants vindication of Porter was one of the newest features in his argument. It was a fine piece of military criticism. Gen. Logan showed from the reports, both of Confederate and Union Generals, that Gen. Grant to this day is ignorant of the very fact upon which he based his ,vindication of Porterviz.: that there WILS no serious battle the 29th. SARINS VOTE. The bill will, of course, have to go to the House, as the only feature of the House bill that is retained is the enacting clause. The opponents of Porter are indignant at the vote of Sabin, of Minnesota, in support of the bill. They say that it was not proper for him to vote that way, occupying the political position that he does. " He might at least," said one of the oldest and most prominent of the members of this committee, "have refrained from voting." Mr. Sabin, having had his attentdon called to the fact that there was a great deal of comment amoug Republicans at his vote, said: " voted in my individual capacity, and not, of course, as Chairman. The fact that I was Chairman of the National Republican Committee was the only thing that embarrassed me. But I bad committed myself on this subject before I came to the Senate, and I had no other course to pursue." THE DEBATE-SENATOR MANDERSON. OF NEBRASKA. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 13.In the Senate the bill for the ielier of Fitz John Porter was taken up, and Mr. Manderson addressed the Senate in opposition to it. He understood the claim to be that on full examination no fault could be found with the conduct of Gen. Porter. Ile had not examined until recently the report and proceedings of the court-martial which tried Gen. Porter. He bad read Gen. Grant's paper in the l'Vorth American Review, and that, with other reading, had aroused in him,pympathr and interest in the case. He felt it his duty, then, to examine the matter thoroughly, and he was sorry to be compelled ,o say that, from the examination he had given the case, whether tnis be a case of judicial review for the exercise of clemency, he felt bound to vote " No" on thbiIl. The bill asked Congress to set aside the verdict of a court-martial; to review and set aside a decision of one of the highest tribunalsa most dangerous precedent. Mr. Manderson said the bill was a restraint upon the proper independence of the Executive. If the case, he said, should come to this Senate as an original propositien on the findings of the court-martial and Congress should take to itself to review the record and let the prisoner go, the advocates of this bill would stand aghast. President Lincoln had written to Leonard Swett that be had read every word of the testimony in the Fitz John Porter case, and said: "I tell you he is guilty, and ought to be hung." Were a corroboration of Swett's stattk., meet necessary it was afforded by the testimony of Robert Lincoln before the Advisory Board as to the statements of the President, his father. Porter had expressed to Burnside a feeling of contempt for Pope, and that feeling was so plain to all officers who had come in contact with him that even Gen. McClellan bad to beg him to be loyal to his commander. He did not wish disaster to the Union army, but he did not wish Pope to succeed. This jealousy of leaden' had been a curse. It had caused the downfall of many commanders in the army of the East. MeCiellau. Hooker, Burnside, Meade, and Pope all fell by reason of it. Thank God, -''T:T PRICE FIVE CENTS Mr. Manderson said, the armies of the West of the Cumberland and Tennesseewere free from it. Among McPherson. Logan. Sheridan, Thomas, Grant, and Sherman no beareburnings. no jealousy, or hatred existed. Applause in the galleries.) He opposed the bet because of the law and facts, because of the dancerous precedent to the army, and because he believed it to be eternally right so to do. Loud applause in the gelleriesd SENATOR Joits A. todAN. Mr. Logan then addressed the Senate. In 1865, he said. when the ministering angels et this country had ceased to smooth the brow of the weary soldier, who. of all those that had been administering the laws to put down the Rebellion, could believe that the power of law would be invoked in aid of such a measure as that before this Senate? Traveling back to 1ii,1 we found that fortysfive days were con-Fumed by a court-martial in the trial of an Individual who. by its decision. was dick-barges' irons the army of the United etates. A part of that court-martial were learned in civil law; all of them were conversant with military law. What is the trial now g-oing on? Is it the trial of Fitz John Porter? No: it was a trial at the grave of those who were deadon the tharge that the men who had tried this man had distorted the facts. Fitz John Porter had, after all these yeare. become a prosecutor. It was a trial not of the living, but of the dead; it was a trial at this late day of Abraham Lincoln rattier than Fitz John Porter. e Without desiring." said Mr. Logan, facing the Deinocrat le side of the chamber, to criticise the vote of auy one, 1 hope I may be pardoned tor making one remark. It is perfectly natural those who have been engaged in the Rebellion against a great Government like thiswhen they failed of success and have themselves been pardoned by the Government that they should without examination of the evidence in the case Wel sympathy for those who, during the War, bad been dismissed the service of the United States. Why? Because they would naturally sympathize with them and say: I haveabeen forgiven, anti therefore I forgive everybody else.' " Continuing, Mr. Logan inquired what it was that was belore the court-martial that tried Porter. The question wee. Had there been disobedience of orders? Military law showed there was no excuse for the disobedience of a lawful order unless there existed a physical impossibility to its execution. Had there been such a physicat impossibility shown? Not at all. He charged here and, defied contradiction, that Fitz John forter was the cause of the loss of the battle of Bull Run. 'Loud applause in the gallery, instantly repressed by the presiding officer, Mr. Frye in the chair, who announced that under no circumstance e could applause be permitted. and if repeated the offenders would be removed by the Sergeant-at-Arias. Gentlemen said Porter could not obey Pope's order. Why did not the gentlemen show that be tried to obey the order! The evidence showed be never tried to do it. The road was open from 2 o'clock in the morning. and he dia not move for five hours after he was ordered to move. What excuse was given by Porter's friends! That it was a dark night. Mr. Logan would only say the evidence centradieted that statement. And suppose it was a dark night, he would appeal to every Senator in the chamber of both the Confederate and Federal armies that such a reason for not moving under the circumstances was absurd. Mr. Logan had himself an exceedingly dark and rainy night, with 10.000 mem crossed the Mississippi River, marched twenty-two miles and fought a battle, and as he believed. saved the field. Take all the marches of armies on either side: take the marches of the very corps of Fitz John Porter when he was relieved of its command, and all the evidence showed that armies marched night after night in total darkness. Take all the great battles of hisr3ry and the same will be found. To tight the battle of Arbela Alexander the Great marched all night. in the (lark to reach the battleground in the morning. So with Demosthenes at the battle of Syracuse. One of Nero a marches bad been so se.-Ift, notwithstanding the darkness of night, that the first that Hannibal knew of his presence was receiving tee head of his brother Ilatnilear, which Nero threw over the city wail. The nieht marches of Napoleon were the distinguishing characteristic of his military methods, and were one of the secrets of his success. Mr. Logan sent up to the Cierk'e desk and had read from Motley's "Dutch Republic " an Instance in 1572 where 3,000 soldiers marched nine miles through an arm of the sea that Caine up to their chins to reach their goal In time, and they did it and accomplished their object; yet Porter's distance from the point where he was wanted was only nine miles on dry land. Will any American say an American soldier cannot do what a foreign soldier could do? In the name of Heaven and all that was made, could not an American do what other men could do? Had Porter been ordered to march through water four feet deep that night and had said he could not do it, what would be thought of him in the light of the extract just read? It was easy to denounce the action of the dead, for they spoke not, but it did not always succeed. Mr. Logan knew some gentlemen who were very anxious to show this man had been en-justly condemned. He held in his hand ta.S5 condemnation of fifty-one officers of the army. He read a number of those to show the otlenses for which men were dismissedone for absence without leave, and in that case the General announced he regretted he (the General) was not the instrument to intlict the punishment Of deathand not one of those tifty-one had even had the benefit of court-martial, but were summarily dismissed by their officer. Who was that officer? It was Major-General Roseerans. Nebo appealed to that General in behalf of those men dismissed without court, or trial, or anything but the mere whim of the commanding officer? 0! but they were only volunteer officers; nobody cared for them; and that is the way things are running in the country at this time. Men had been kicked out of the way because they had been volunteer officers or volunteer soldiers. No matter how much they might be shattered, nobody ever put them on the retired list. Men that attempted to destroy the Government and I say this without disrespectcome forward and attempt to reverse history and get some assistance from our side, and on the ground of charitycharity for whom? For the benefit of a man who in the hour of trial failed to perform his duty to his country. Mr. Logan was charged, be saiu, with following this man too far. If be (Mr. Logan) was the only man in the Senate Chamber whose opinion opposed this bill, he would still be found maintaining that opinion. Tbe Senator front New Jersey (Mr. Sewall) had had a letter read from Gen. Grant. If any man In the Senate had more respect for Gen. Grant than be (Mr. Logan) he did not know who the man was. lie would say nothing to detract from the well-earned fame of Gen. Grant, but he would be permitted to say as a lawyer that Gen. Grant could not be regarded as first-class. It had been maid there was no battle Aug. 29, 1$62, and so Porter could not be guilty. Well, then, if there was a battle the 29th he was guilty, according to the views of Porter's friends. 34r. Logan then read a letter of Gen. Grant to Porter, in which he (Grant) said he hal condemned Porter on insufficient information. That is, since Gen. Grant had ascertained there was no battle fought Aug. 29: then he said Porter was not gtli,ueediniet:yr-a,.Glrtelantsitttih.misoTMrhiyer.. 1,4glei,hgnetityiltefnIrsi.etainunkttlddyidacgronteelfoeddt Confederate testimony. Ile would therefore take Confederate testimony. Mr. Logan then read from the statements of Gen. Lee to show there was a battle the Siath, and, as Gen. Lee eaid, e raged with great fury." Mr. Logan could prove by the testituony of every Union officer that there was such a battle. Mr. Sewall said there was no question ot the tact that there bad been heavy fighting during the day. but it was by isolated brigades. ale'Logan said there evidently was one e isolated" brigade that did not light. laughter, and no battle wag leught in these times in welch all the forces on both sides were simultanetcusly engaged. If the gentleman admitted there was a battle the 29th, that settled the ease. Jnatead of there being 2l5.000 troops in charge of Longstreet in front of Porter, as was (gunned, Logan said it was proved there were not 5.000 men in Porter's front. Gen. Longstreet and several other gentlemen that belonged to the Confederate artily had tried to make this thing as mew as possible for Porter; but Mr. Logan bad taken their reports made at the time, and analyzed them, and found how things were, and that was better testimony than the memory of these men twenty years later. When Pope concluded to attack the enemy along the whole line and issued his afternoon order, be expected Porter to be where he ought to be, instead of where Porter wassome miles away. The evidence of Pope who issued the order and the orderly who delivered it said it could not have been delivered later than 5:30. The sun set that day at 6:36 and if he had only got the order at the time indicated be bad still nearly two hours of daylight, This man, Porter. being a wiser man than Pope, and knowing better when to fight theta Pope did, did hot fight. The laat tuitotui I'RINTED BY ELECTRICITY. ILmN, N. 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