Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, March 28, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated March 28, 1873 Page 5
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THE STATE CAPITAL. 'S’Jic Xjdlic Front SScgicnl 1C558 FitsscU in tlio lloiim, 137 to 5. The Railroad Suit Bill Fails to Roceivo tho Necessary Majority. Passage lu the House ot the Chi cago Tux Collection Bill. Railroad Bills Advanced Ono Stage, and Post* pencil till Wednesday Next. Terms of Cook County Judges—-Tho Pen itentiary Invootigation. Special Dispatch to The Chieaqo Tribune. THE LAKE-FRONT DILL. Springfield, March 27. — I Tho House passed tho Lake-Front Repealing net by 127 to 5. It will go to tho Senate, and probably take tho place of tho Senate hill. Strategy will bo need to delay nud defeat it, and tho lobby is increasing in power and influence. Tho light’ waxes warm, and, by tho middle of tho wook, will ho qnito exciting. Tho Hon. Groonhury L‘. Fort, of Marshall, Congressman-elect from tho Eighth District, who was In tho Sonato when,tho bill passed/and voted consistently for it, arrived this morning, and is wrestling with his Senators —Palmer and Strong—to secure their votes Bgalnst tho Repealing and Investigation bills. Thoro aro potent influences at work* and tho fato of tho bills in tho Sonato Is uncertain. Whatever chance thoro is for tho Repealing bill, t}io Investigation bill will hardly* pass, on account of ft repugnance on tho part of many to “ raking up dead xnon’a honoa." Tho minds of Senators are 41 all tore up.” and will bo in that unhappy condition until tuo agony caused by the bills is over. Tho Investigation bill was postponed in tho House until tho railroad debate ends. THE RAILROAD SUITS. Tho bill providing for tbo defense of tho citi eona against whom tlio Chicago & Alton Hail road baa instituted euita was taken up under a suspension of ilio rules, on motion of Mr. Gas sed?, who lias fought for it like a Trojan. * f TJtr. Quinn moved to reconsider tho vote by Which the bill was ordered to a third reading. 'Host—yeas, 52; nays, 72. 1 Mr. Jones moved to recommit to tho Judi ciary Committee, on tho ground that it was un constitutional for tho State to pledge its credit for any purpose, and tho State was doing that in assuming tho responsibilities of judgment that might bo obtained against individuals. Ho was in favor of tbo bill if it was constitutional. Sir. Quinn was in favor of tho hill, hut didn’t bollevo in passing unconstitutional acts. Under the bill os It stood, tbo State might have 100 law yers on its pay-roll all tho tlmo. Mr. Oassody didn't believe in tho sincerity of tho gentleman from JoDavioaß(Joucs), nor in that of tuo gentleman from Poona (Quinn), The motions wore mado to put tho bill to death. Ho , bated to hear persona “ eternally blowing their own honesty" and accusing others of skoals. Uo boliovfcd steals wore uppermost in their minds, ftnd 4< out of tho abundance of their hearts tho mouth opoakoth," tho Bible informed them. What did tho gentlemen mean by their dilatory motions ? Ho claimed to bo as honest a man as tho man from Jo Daviess. Ho didn’t 44 whistle one tune and dance another.” There wore plenty of good legal minds in tho Sonato to judge of the constitutionality of tho hill. He aid not boUovo tho motions woro mado in good faith. Mr. Grey, of Fulton, stated that tho Sub committee of tho Judiciary, appointed to pre pare tho bill, had grave doubts of its constitu tionality, ana it should bo distinctly understood that tho bill did not rocoivo tho sanction or ap probation of tho Judiciary Committee, hut was reported in obedience to tho resolution of tho House. • Mr. Savage huiluvea ttiu muu iu no aoronaca should ho regarded as tho agents of tho State to carry out tho law. It would bo unmanly to abandon their cause, which was tho cause of tho people. ' Mr. Inscoro believed tho hill should bo re ferred ; that it should apply to tho cases now in tbo courts, and to nothing olso. Mr. Dunham took tho, same view. He would have preferred that tho bill should apply only to East coses, but would vote for it any way. Mr. horman was opposed to the bill as it stood, and desired to refer it. Tho motion to refer was lost—sß to 64. • Hr. Armstrong, of Alexander, did dot wish to perpetrate any nourishes of oratory, but he be lieved in voting on square principles and squaro common sense, which would make them vote down tho bill. Ho was after the bill and the on acting clause. Tho Constitution clearly forbade any such legislation. Tho Attoruoy-Goneral could employ all the lawyers ho chouo. Tho bill gave unlimited employment to lawyers. Ho was after the enacting clause of tbo bill, and was de termined to have it out. Tho bill failed to pass— yeas, 72; nays, 40,—not a majority of tho House. Tho uamos will bo found in tho regular proceedings. Tho vote was reconsidered, aud tho bill re committed to the Judiciary. MUNICIPAL TAXES. House Bill No. 19 canto up iu the Senate in Its regular order. Mr. Hiuchcfiffo, of St. Clair, who" Is afraid to trust his city authorities in BolivUlo with tho collection of taxes, spoke against tho bill. Ho felt a groat sympathy with cities liko Chicago, whoso authorities woro unable to grasp - tbo provisions of tho general rovonuo laws.' Why should tho City Government of Chicago sot itself up against the wisdom of tho State Legis lature, ana dofoy tho general laws of tho Stale ? Senator McGrath, in reply to Mr. Hiuohcliffe, explained tjiat Chicago did not stand alone in her inability to comply with tho provisions of tho general rovonuo laws, while crippled by charter limitations as to tbo rnto of per cont&go on tho amount of tho assessment. Ho gave a scathing exhibit of tho Jewish tax-fightor, and explained tho present financial condition of Chi cago under tho embarrassing condition forced upon her by tho defects in tho general rovonuo to meet tho necessities of incorporated cities. Mr. Voris, of Sholbyvillo, denounced tho at tempt to pass this oppressive law merely for tho parposo of compelling tho “ millionaires M of that city to pay their back taxes. Mr. Steele, of Coles County, made a strong and able argument in reply to Mr. Voris. Ho appealed to tho members from tho rural dis tricts to aid tho City of Chicago by voting for this bill, to collect her back taxes. Mr. McGrath asked tho gentleman whether tho provisions of tho Constitution applied to any taxes other than Stnto aud county taxes. Hr. Btoolo, in reply, road tho clauses of tho Constitution iu relation to taxation, and argued that tho limitations to oouuty officers only ap plied, aud was only intended to apply, to tho as sessment and collection of taxes for Btato and couuty purposes, and was not intended and did .cot apply to taxes for municipal purposes. Ho 'was iu favor of tho passage of tho bill, aud honed it would pass. Cauliold, in reply to an amendment to Section 3, offered by Mr. Hiuchcliffo, argued that tho clauso as it stood was rendered abso- v lutoly necessary by tho effects of tho groat fire in Chicago, which destroyed all tho assessment rolls ana other written ovidonco of back taxes for several years, which parties have been fight ing In tho courts. Tho amendment was voted down. - Mr. Yoris moved to ro-rofor to tho Commit too on Municipal Affaire, or Committee on Hov enuo, ho was not particular wliioh. He wanted It referred to roido committee for tho purpose of amending tho bill. Senator Canfield denounced tho motion ns an attempt to kill tho bill by a oido-hlow. Motion defeated. Senator made a motion to amend Section 6. Senator Canfield replied, and urged that tho proposed amendment wan precisely tho sumo ns the attempt to amend Sco. 8, which tho Souato had voted down. Mr. Kohoo spoke against tho amendment, aud expressed his surprtoo that tho opposition to this bill should come from thono-who claimed to ho, par excellence, tho champions of tho hard fisted yeomanry. This bill was designed to protect the poor man, who always paid his taxes, ami compel tbo rich mini, who lights lito tnxos always, to como forward and pay mo share of tho public burdens. This brought Mr. nincholiffooxcltodly to his feat, in defense of Ids position on this bill. Mr. McGrath defended tho sincerity of Mr. stated that, among tho principal lobbyists on tho floor of tho Chamber this mprn (nft prompting Senators la their opposition to this bill, woo ft man whoso namo appears Tory prominently In tho black list of delinquent tax llghters. Ho would not mention his namo. Ho would filmnly nay that ho wan a legal gentleman Tory prominently connected with tho revision of tho olatulon. Senator Youngblood deprecated tho practice of Imputing improper motives to Senators in their notion upon measures. Ho wished to nnlc tho Senator from Cook a question, whether tho party to whom ho had mndo reference, no ft tax-flghtor, waa a party who had drawn a largo amount of money from tho Treasury of tho State in revising tho laws ? ’ Tho President ruled the question out of order. Senator McGrath waa perfectly willing to give a direct reply to tho question. Ho did moan Mr. Hurd. Tho President rapped his gavel and ruled tho question and reply out of order. Mr. Hampton, of MoDonough, advocated tho passage of tho bill, aa ho behoved it waa osaon tinlly a measure for tho protection of tho poor man. Itlch men, who havo refused to pay their taxes, have crowded tho lohhloa of tho General Assembly asking members to voto against tho Sassage of this bill:' Senator Loo moved that lo bill bo ordered to a third reading. OarricyL Senator Waite moved to suspend tbo rules to put tho bill ou Us passage. Souator Youngblood opposed tbo motion os of doubtful constitutionality. Souator Casey hoped tho motion would pre vail. Tho bill had been somo time before tho Senate, and ho thought gentlemen were ns well prepared to voto upon it then as they over would bo. Tho motion to suspend tho rules prevailed, ami tho bill passed—39 to 1. Tho castigation given Hurd by McGrath was righteously deserved, as ho sticks his none everywhere except into tho revision, whoro it belongs. ■ ... Tho following Is the hill: SUBSTITUTE TOR A BILL for an act in regard to tbo assessment and collection of taxes in incorpo rated elites, towns, and villages, for the ycarA.D. 1872, and prior years. Whereas, Certain incorporated cities, towns, and Villages within this Btato havo proceeded, under tho visions of their respective charters, In tbo assosn- S levying, and collection of their respective munlc taxes for tho year A.0.1872, for tho reason that It wan believed that tho General Revenue law was not ap plicable to said year, and other Incorporate cities, towns, and villages havo-oortifled to • tho County Clerk of their rcspectlvs counties tinder tho provisions of the sold General Revenue law, the-same being entitled “An not for tho assessment of property and for the levy and collection of taxon/' In force July 1,1872; and whereas, it is desirable to remove all doubt ns lo tho valldlCy of tho tax levies of Incorporated cities, towns, and villages for tbo year A. D, 1872, Section 1. Pc it enacted by the People of the Slate of lllinoit, represented in (ho General Asfcmbhi, That tho taxes assessed or levied by any incorporated city, town or village kx this State, for or during the year A. D. 1872, under or lu accordance with tho provisions of tho charter of ouch city, town or village, and all proceed ings had by such city, town or village, and tho officers of any such city, lawn or village,ns to such assessment, levy or tho collection of any such taxes, shall be. and aro hereby, declared to bo aslcgnl and valid and of like effect ns if said act for the assessment of property, and for tho levy and collection of taxes, in forco July 1, A. 0.1872, had not been passed. Sco. 2. Any City Collector or other collector having tho rolls or warrants for tho collection of tho taxes oo assessed and levied by any such city, town or village, foror during said year A. D. 1872, shall, at such time as may bo designated by legislative authority or of any such city, town or village, return to tho Sheriff In counties not nuclcr township organization, and to tho Treasurer in other counties ns County Col lector, a list of tho real estate on which tho (axes so assessed or levied by tho authority of such city, town or village shall remain unpaid at tho time of -ouch re turn, together with tho amount of municipal taxes as sessed or levied thereon, as shown by auoh rolls or warrants. It shall bo the duty of the Sheriff or Coun ty Treasurer, as County Collector, to advertise, and at such terra of tho Court os may bo directed by tho leg islative authority of such city, town, or village, to ap ply for Judgment, and whon judgment Is obtained, to eoll or offer for sale such delinquent real estate, In tbo raapucr that real estate delinquent for State and coun ty taxes Is disposed of under tho laws of this Siato in forco and thou axipllcaolo to tho county In which such’ real estate Is situated, but it shall not bo required that tho. antes fixed by such laws shall be observed, with respect to tho re turns required to bo mado to tho Sheriff or County 1 Treasurer as County Collector under this act. But tho rolativo times fixed and determined by said laws for the advertisement, Judgment. Bale, and redonfptlou for Btato and county taxes shall bo observed in all pro ceedings under this act, unless otherwise in this act provided. Beo. 3, Tho amount of any tax heretofore assessed or duo on any real estate for any prior year or years, and remaining unpaid for anycauso whatever, together with a list of tho real estate upon which tho samo shall havo been levied, may bo returned to tho Sheriff or County Treasurer by tho Collector making tbo rotum provided lu See. 2 hereof,- at tho samo time that he makes such return; and whoro any rolls or warrants for the collection of any such taxes for any prior year or years shall havo boon destroyed, by Uro or other wise, such Collector shall make bis return as to tho said real estate. upon which such taxes astessed for such prior year or years remain unpaid, and tho taxes unpaid thereon, from the host information ho oan obtain. And all tho provisions of this act, relating lu lUo laua u.vuUuuu<l lu ■-(<! Oavliuu i, tuo return and tho collection . thereof, ■ shall apply to tho taxes authorized to be returned by this section. Beo. 4. The County Treasurers, -or Sheriffs, os' County Collectors, upon nny return ■ being made to them under this act,.shall have oll.tho powers and per form all the duties .In regard to the collection of tho taxes so returned,, .tho advertisement thereof, tho ap- Jillcatlon for judgment and order, of sale on the do inqueut properly so returned, and making sale there of, and in all other matters.pertaining to such taxes, as such County Collectors have as collectors of State and county taxes In their respective counties, and tho County Court shall have like Jurisdiction as In case of ‘ State and county.taxes ; Seo. 5. All payments of delinquent taxes after such return, shall ho made to the County Treasurer or ; Sheriff at bis oQlco; .and said County Collectors shall collect aud enforce tho payment of all taxes for munic ipal or other purposes, .where. a return thereof shall have been made by them an unpaid, in tho same man ner -as such County. .Collectors may bo authorized to collect aud enforce tho payment of State and county taxes; and County. Courts, shall have jurisdiction to hoar any application for Judgments aud orders of sale made by any such Treasurer or Sheriff as County Col- - lector, to enable him to collect aud enforce tho payment of taxes which may have been returned to him In pursuance of this act; and such courts shall have like powers and like. proceedings may bo had, as near as may . be, as . by. then, existing laws shall bo provided . .to.. be. .had on application for Judgment aud order..of sale for State and couuty taxes : Provided, .however,. that In tho notices to bo given of the intended application for Judgment and order of sale, tho time when the sale will com mence shall bo fixed far tho second Monday of tho month succeeding tho month at which such Intended application for Judgment and order of sale Is to ho made. When tho legislative authority of any such city, town, or village shall direct that tho application for Judgment and order of. solo for such taxes shall bo raado at tho same time that tho next application shall .be mado In such couuty for tho Judgment and order of sale for State aud couuty taxes, tho notices or adver tisements, Judgments, aud orders of sale, and other ftrocccdiuga may have separate bondings indicating ho lots or tracts of land taxed or assessed, and tho amount of municipal taxes, aud costs against such lot or tract of laud. If, from nuy defect in tho proceedings, or for any other cause, Judgment and order of sale cannot ho obtained for tho whole or any part of (ho municipal taxes so returned, new proceedings may ho had under this act for so much as Judgment and order of sale was not obtained for. to bo collected with tho next annual taxes of such city, town, or tillage, (Tho statement In writing (or return) made to any County-Treasurer or Bhoriff us County Collector, under this act, shall, on tho application for Judgment and order of sale, bo prima fade evidence that all tho requirements of the law have been complied with In the assessing mid levying tho taxes therein returned as unpaid, and in tho making of such “ return and also shall, in such application for judgment aud order of sale, ho prima facie evidence that tho taxes and assessments therein returned as unpaid, are duo aud uupald.) Hio. 0. Tho Couuty Treasurers, or Sheriffs, as County Collectors of the several counties, having re ceived a “ return” of auy unpaid taxes under this act, ehall keep a true account of all moneys by them col lected on account thereof; and shall, us often as ouco in each mouth, and us often us ouco a week, If demanded, pay over the amounts collected to tho mu nicipality or other authorities or persons entitled to receive the same: aud upon sale having bccu made of such delinquent lauds or lots, shall Immediately make a final settlement, and pay over to tho proper officers, authorities, or persons, the full amount that shall then bo in his hands, less hla foes, which shall bo the same as provided by law for tho collection of State and County taxes by such olllcors. All tho provisions of said act entitled “Au act fsr tho nisoasmout of property, aud for the levy and collection of taxes,” lu force July 1, 1872, us to tuo mauner of conducting tho sale, the issuance of deeds upon such certificates, as to State and county tuxes, shall apply to aud bo in forco as to tho taxes returned under the provisions of this act. Seo. 7. A personal action may bo bad, either in debt or assumpsit, by the immiclpiil incorporation, either In Its own numo or by tho County Collector, to tho use of such municipal Incorporation, for any taxca on real or personal property, for tho amount of the taxes lev led thereon by each municipal Incorporation, prior to tho year A. D. 1U73. Ami, upon tho trial of such ac tion, n certified copy of so much of tho warrant issued by authority of any such city, town, or village, as de scribes tho property upon which such tax was levied, and the amount of such tax aud to whom assessed, together with tho certificate of the olficer to whdm such warrant wuh issued, or hie successor In ollU'o, that such tux remains unpaid, or in case of the destruction of any such warrant, n copy of so much of the assessment roll us describes tho property assessed, and shows the valuation thereof and to whuin assessed, together with u certified copy of tho ordinance levying such tax, shall bo prlma facie evidence that such lax la duo from tho person to whom It 1m assessed and un paid, and shull ho sufficient to authorize Judgment against tho person or persons to whom (ho samo waa assessed, to be entered in favor of such municipal in corporation for the amount of such tax (and interest, if thoro shall appear to ho duo thereon), unless such prime fucio evidence shall ho rebutted. In case any such assessment roll, or any such warrant duos not show to whom tho said property waa assessed, tho court ahall receive all such evidence as may have a hearing on tho case, and os may enable (he Court to determine whether or not tho defendant is llablu for tho taxes claimed In any such action. Upon tho rendi tion of Judgment, an execution may issue ns lu ease of other personal Judgments, and may bo collected in tho anmo manner. . fine. 6. The personal action for the collection of taxes shall be cumulative to tho remedy hereby pro vided for their collection by u return to the County Treasurer or Sheriff as County Collector, and the lien THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1873. of such taxes on tho property Rfiscsscd. nhall oontlnuo until suoU (axes nro pnta by sale of (no property as sessed, or otherwise; Provided, however, there shall bo but ono satisfaction of tmeh taxes | nml upon payment of nuch taxes, nil proceedings for (ho collection there of, nhall bo discontinued; but tho Court nhnll hnvo power to adjudge tho coots upon such discontinuance ns It may docm just and equitable, Sro. 0. In all Judicial proceedings of any kind bad under this act. all amendments may ho. mndo which, by law, could no made In any persons! action ponding In such court, and no aoaesHinont of property or charge for any of such taxes nhall ho connldered illcgnl'on no count of any Irregularity In tho (nx lints or assessment rolls, or on account of tho iisncnsmont rolls or tax lints not having boon made, completed, or returned within tho tlmo required by law. or on account of tho property having been Charged or listed in tho assessment or tax list without name, or In any other namo than that of tho rightful owner; and no error or infor mality in tho proceedings of any of tho officers connected with tho oesesnmont, levying, or collecting of the taxes, not affecting tho substantial justice or tho tax Itself, shall vltlnto or in any manner affect tho tax, or tho assessment thereof; and any Ir regularity or informality in the assessment rolls or tax lists, or In any of tho proceedings connected with tho assessment or levy of such taxon, or any omission or defective act of any ofllccr or officers connected with tho assessment or levying of such tuxes, may bo In tho discretion of tho court corroded, supplied and mndo to conform to law by tho court, or by tho person tin tho presence of the court) from whoso neglect or de fault tho samo was occasioned, Bko. 10. Writs of error may bo prosecuted lo tho Supremo Court as now provided by law, ou judgments or orders of County Courts, in any such proceeding, subject to tho conditions hereinafter contained, in case such writ of error Is to operate as a supersedeas ; and appeals shall also bo allowed to tbo buprema Court (and not elsewhere) ns now' provided by law in Uko Cases, to tho Circuit Court, from any Judgment or or der of sale mndo by any County Court respecting any property returned as delinquent, under tho provisions of this act; but no appeal shall no allowed, or shall a writ of orror.opcvnto as a supersedeas to tho defendant lunny such proceeding, unices he shall, boforo taking such appeal, or suing out such writ of error, deposit with tuo County Collector an amount of money equal to (ho amount oftbo judgment nud costa, to ho applied as hereinafter provided, and give bond with security conditioned for tho payment of nil costa nud damages that may bo .sustained by reason of such appeal or writ of error, such bond to run to tho people of tho Blnto of Illinois, for tho use of auch city, town or village claiming such taxes; hut upon an appeal by such city, town, or village, no bond .shall bo required. If tho Judgment of such County Court shall bo affirmed, in whole or inpart.it shall bo tbo duty of tho Supremo Court, upon such affirmance, to outer judgment foe the amount of such taxes, with 10 per cent damages mined thereto ; nud the Supremo Court shall mako order that tho amount so deposited with tho Collector, ns aforesaid, or so much there of as may ho needed, shall bo credited upon tho Judgment so rendered, and execution may issno for tho balance of said judgment, damages, and costs. Tho Clerk of tho Supremo Court shall transmit to said Col lector a certified copy of tbo order of affirmance ; and it shall bo tho duty, of Bald Collector, upon receiving euoh order, to apply,so much of tho amount deposited with him by tho defendant as shall bo necessary to sat isfy tho amount for which judgment shall havo been rendered in tho Supremo Court, and shall account for tho Ramona though such taxes, had been paid by tho defendant In discharge of tho Judgment. If tho Judg ment of such County Court shall ho reversed, and tho cause remanded, tho County Court shall havo power to rehear such causes, and ehnll havo all (inch powers upon such rehearing, as is provided in See. 0 of this act; should Uio Judgment, upon auch rehearing, bo against tho defendant for tho amount of said taxes claimed to bo duo. or any part thereof, and tho samo bo not appealed from, or n writ of error bo not prosecuted with supersedeas thereon, as pro vided by this net, tho Court shall cause to bo certified to said Collector tho amount of such judg ment, and thereupon. tho Oouuty.Oourt 'shall order Raid judgment to.be credited with tho amount of such deposit in the bauds ,of cald Collector, or so much thereof as will satisfy said Judgment, and tho Collector shall charge himself with the amount so certified to him as (axes collected under eald Judgment, out of tho deposit aforesaid:. Provided, that nothing herein shall ho construed as requiring tho defendant to mako an additional deposit in case or more than ono appeal or writ of error being prosecuted In tmeh proceedings. If upon final hearing it shall bo adjudged (hat said taxes, or any part thereof, ore not duo or owing from tho defendant, It shall bo tho duty of tho Collector to puy over to tho defendant tho amount of money no deposited, or auch part thereof as ohall remain after satisfying tho Judgment to tho oxtont it shall bo found against tho defendant. Seo. 11, TVUcu tho. proper authorities of any incor porated city, town, or village shall havo certified to tho County Clerk tho several amounts, or tho amount which such city, town, or village required to be rained by taxation,, in purauauso of See. 122 of said “act for tho assessment of property, and for tho 'levy and collection of taxes/’ In ' force July 1,1872, and the amounts or amount so cer tified, nil all havo required, or shall require, each Coun ty Clerk, in pursuance of tho provisions of said act, to extend upon tho proper valuation of property In such city, town, or village, or rato per cent which is or will bo in excess of tho rate per cent of taxa tion limited by tbo charter of any such city, town, or village, such certificate of tho amounts or amount required so made, and tho rate per cent and tax so ex tended, or so to bo extended by Such County Clerk, shall bo as legal and valid, to nil Intents and purposes, as If tho charter of such city, town, or village cbutalnea no limitation or restriction ns to tbo rate per cent of taxation. Seo. 12. The provisions of thlo act shall ho applica ble to nil taxes or water assessments levied under tho provisions of the charter of any such incorporated city, town, or village, Otis. 10. 14 lieli.Q Important (lint tlio Inoorjiorotoil cities, towns, and villages In this Btato should roccivo tbaltfrovonucs, to ho derived from taxation, at as early date as practicable, an emergency has arisen requiring this act to tako effect .immediately; therefore, this act shall bo iu force from and after its passage. THE RAILROAD HILLS carao up as tho special order this afternoon, wbon House bill 517. known as tho Ilildrup hill," for au act to determine conclusively what ratoa of freight tariffs of tho different railroads aro un reasonable, aud to. .impose dues and penalties for demanding, charging, or collecting unreason able rates, was taken up. The bill, which has boon published, was ordered to a third rending without debate. House bill 479, tho Connolly bill, was iakou up and received some verbal amendments, when it was ordered to a third reading. It was in tended to prevent and provide for tho trial aud punishment of railroad corporations for .mak ing unjust discriminations. It * pro vides that any railroad corporation guilty of making any unjust discrimination shall, upon conviction thereof, for the first offense bo liablo to a fiuo of not loss than SI,OOO nor more than $5,000 ; for a second offouso to a lino of not less than $5,000 nor moro than $20,000, and for a third offouso shall forfeit to the State its prop ©rty-and franchises. If auy railroad corporation shall charge for tho transportation of any pas senger or freight upon its railroad for nny dis tance tho same or a greater toll or compensation than is at tho sumo timo charged for tho trans portation of any passenger or freight of lilro quantities of tho samo class over a grantor dls tancoboiugtranaporUdlu tho same direction upon tho samo railroad, shall chnrgo or collect at nny point a higher rate for receiving or delivering freight of tho samo class and liko quantity than at nny other point upon tho samo, or shall chnrgo or collect for tho transportation of pas sengers or freight over any portion of its railroad a greater amount us toll than shall ho charged or collected by it for tbo transportation of pas- Bougors or freight of tho same class over nuy other portion of its railroad of equal distance, all such discriminating rates shall bo prima facio evidence of tho unjust discrimination pro hibited by tho first section hereof. House bill No. 244, being Ilildmp’s bill to pre vent extortion by railroad corporations and per sons using and operating railroads, was tauen up. House bill No. 503, tbo Loitzo bill on tho samo subject, was offered ns a substitute. Tho Houso refused to accept it. Tho Morrison Passenger Tariff bill, offered as an amendment, was laid on tho table; and No. 244 was ordered to a third rending. It provides that any railroad officer directing tuo collection of moro than tho legal faro shall bo guilty of a misde meanor, 'and bo lined not loss than SIOO nor moro than $200; and any employe trying to collect such faro shall be fined from SSO to SIOO, and any omployo of a railroad who shall ejoct from trains persons refusing to pay moro than such faro shall bo fined from SIOO to S2OO. Tho House bill providing police regulations for railroads was ordered to a third reading iu tho House. It improves tho present law. Tho Donahuo llnilroad bill was read a second timo, on motion of Mr. Collins, when Mr. Grey moved to rofor it to the Hallrond Committee, Tho motion to rofor was tabled. Amendments wore adopted, modifying tho Eonaltios ho that tho court should avo discretionary power to Inflict the full amount or lees, ana making tho forfeitures under tho not to ho paid Into tho Treasury of tho county whoro tho suit Ib brought instead of tho Btato Treasury. Tho bill was ordered to a third reading, aud will oomo up next Wednesday morning with tho other railroad bills as tho special order on their passage. No opposition was made to tho railroad bills, although au angry dlHoussiou was expected, aud speeches wore ready in case of a fight. They will ho delivered on tuo third rending, when a choice will have to bo mndo between tbo Donahue and Connolly bills, which cover much tho same ground. Don ahue's lias tho advantage of being further ad vanced, and will probably bo adopted by the House. Hildrun’s freight hill and either the Donalmo or Connolly bills will, it to thought, mo st the re quirement!] of tho Constitution aud the demands of tho people on railroads. vAir.nu. Tho Deficiency Appropriation hill failed for tho second llmo to pass tho House, They will take another whack at it in tho morning. MIHCELLANKOUH, Tho Uouso bill to onabie railroad corporations to change their termini when they have done iiq work nnilor their charters, was ordered to a third reading. This bill is intended to socuro tho con struction of a railroad between Bolvidoro. Doono County, and Sycamore, in DoKalb County, but uudor its provisions roads may bo built in any part of the Stuto, aud onjoy all tho privileges conferred bv charters procured in tho days of special legislation, before tho adoption of tbo now Constitution. ' Tho Bonato ordered tbo Williamson Warehouse bill to a third reading. Tho Bonato. bill coding all tho rights of tho Biota in tho old Armory lot to tho Unlto'd Btatos, so as to consummate tho swap for tho old Pont- Ofllco lot, was ordered to a third reading in the Bonato. The bummers who nominated themselves for town officers in Chicago have boon telegraphing to their members to dofoat tho bill providing tiiat tho voting shall take place, ‘in tho regular precincts instead of at ono place whoro they can control tbo voting. Thoy aro too late, as tho bill will probably hooorao a law to-morrow. COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGES. Tho discussion of tho bill for the division of tho Stato into judicial circuits has raised somo interesting questions regarding tho term for which Judges Bogors, Farwoll, and Booth wUI hold as Circuit Judges. Section 4, Article 0. of tho Constitution is as follows: "Tho election for Judges of tho Cir cuit Courts shall bo hold on tho first Monday in Juno, in tho year of our Lord 1878, and every six years thereafter.” Tho noxt election will bo in Juno, 1070, and there can bo none In the meantime. The general Elootion law In force Julyl, 1873, provides for tho elootion in Juno, 1878, of Circuit Judges, and every six years thereafter, and under the provision of tho Con stitution quoted tho Legislature could pass no other law. Tho Constitution (Section 12, Arti olo 0) further provides that “Tho terms of ofllco of Judges of Circuit Courts shall bo six years.” This does not conflict with tho other provision, tho twenty-third section which pro vides that “ Tho County of Cook shall bo ono judicial circuit. Tho Circuit Court of Cook County shall consist or five Judges.” “ Tho present Judge of tho Booorder's Court of tho City of Chicago and tho present Judge of tho Circuit shall bo two of tho said Judges, and shall remain in ofllco for tho torm for winch they woro respectively elected, and until thojr successors shall bo elected and qualified,”- Judge Troo was elected to fill a vacancy by rea son of Judgo McAllister's resignation, and, as his timo as Recorder would bavo expired this spring, It is clear that Judges Williams and Tree will bo out of ofllco Juno 1, 1873. Tho other three Judges, Bogors, Booth, and Farwoll, woro oloctod at tho timo tho vote was taken on tho adoption of tho now Constitu tion, pursuant to Sootlon 7 of tho schedule, which is as follows: *■ On tho day this Constitution Is submitted to tho peo ple for ratification, nn election shall bo hold for tho election of three Judges of tho Circuit Court in tho County of Cook, ns provided for in tho artlolo of tho Constitution relating to tho Judiciary, at which elec tion every person entitled to veto according to tho terms of tho Constitution shall ho allowed to vote, and tho oioction shall bo otherwise conducted, returns made, end cortlllcAtos issued in accordance with exist ing laws, except that no registry shall bo required at said election. Nothing in the Constitution fixes the terms of ofllco of those throe Judges except the section

quoted above, viz.: that all Circuit Judges shall bo elected in Juno, 1873, and that Circuit Judges shall hold for six years.. If tho throe Judges named roly upon tho six years clause, their terms would expire in Au gust, 187G, and,an tho Constitution does not pro vide for any election until 1870, those Judges would either hold nine years, until 1870, or there would bo only two Circuit Judges in Cook Coun ty from Aug. 8, 1870, to Juno, 1870. But as tho Constitution clearly intended to glvo Cook Coun ty five Judges all tho time, and that none of the Circuit Judges should hold nine years, it must bo apparont.that tbo election of tlioso three Judges was to give Cook County additional Judges until everything would come around regular under tho Constitution. So that tho only way to havmonizo what is thought to bo an inconsistency, is to hold that tho terms of Judges Booth, Itogors, and Farwell expire in Juno, 1873. when there should bo elected five Circuit Judges, to hold six years, or until Jane, 1879. This will certainly bo In accordance with tho Constitution, Any other construction will load to some very awkward results, and perhaps seriously complicate litigation in Cook County. THE LIQUOR LAW. Tho llouso Temperance Committoo hold a mooting, which has defined tho position it will take on tho Liquor law. The first bill consid ered is* intended to allow tho consolidation of tho towns of Normal and Bloomington, so that Nor mal could retain its prohibitory law in spite of tho bibulous Bloomington. It was decided fa vorably. Then came several bills emanating from Chicago, one providing for tho repeal of the Liquor law, and others for striking out tho landlord and imprisonment clause. After brief discussion, tho Committee decided, by a vote of 8 to -1, to report tho bills back with a recom mendation that they do not pass. There was one man absent who would have voted against the bills, leaving tho Committoo 0 to 4in favor of Uio law as il la. CONTEMPTS OP COURT. Tho bill defining contempts of Court, which has already been published, was tho special order, when Mr. Oromlorff moved to postpone its consideration until 800. 1. on the ground that it was of minor importance to other measures that wore crowded into the heel of tho session. Hr. Brndwoll was opposed to killing tbo bill by slow torture, and deprecated procrastination. Not withstanding, the bill was postponed—B7 to 48. A PAIR OF EMERGENCIES. The Senate read a second time the Supplemen tary Circuit bill, and the House gave the bill al lowing voting at tUo regular noils in the town elections next Tuesday a second perusal. To be of any use, both bills must become laws boforo next Tuesday, They will pass to-morrow. THE PENITENTLARV INVESTIGATION. The Penitentiary Investigating Committee hold n final mooting, when Sir. Mayhow, Deputy War den, was examined, and testified as follows: Mr. Mayhow said that a man named. McCarty was very severely punished, hut brought it on himself by disobedience: did not duck McCarty himself; did not know that ho had been ducked. When asked If ho had received any Information on this subject, he re plied that ho had been informed that he hud been ducked by direction of tho Warden, Commissioner Reed, and Dr. Bacou. When McCarty was taken out ho was much distressed, and nearly strangled. On restoratives being applied ho recovered. Ho did not die from tho effects of this punishment, hut be did die, us witness believed, from a continuation of punishments. Ho (Mayhow) had uovor been ordered to whip McCarty after this, but ho was requested to whip him by’Mr. Heed. Witness declined, because to whip him would bo a violation of tho’law, and, also, in human. Mr. Reed wuutod McCarty punished by being subjected to a stream of water from a force pump, but as there was no such pump on the premises at the time the punishing did not come off; uovcrdiad a mis understanding with Washburn, hut tho Commissioners gave him to understand that if Mr. Washburn gave him certain orders ho should. disobey them. Oapt. Phelps was employed at tho prison till after ho testi fied before tho Committee. He was thou discharged. Supposed ho was discharged because he testified against tho Commissioners. Phelps was an honest, faithful mun. Hud been told by Sir. Hopkins, a mutual friend and au owner In tho Taylor quarry, that ho (witness) bad hotter bo careful, or ho might have to follow Mr. Washburn. Mr. Murray testified ho was employed at the prison in charge of discharge clothing ; could not tell tho value of tho Rosonfold lot, but thought tho blouses worth at retail in Joliet $2 each, the vests $1.50, tho pants 82. If pur chased in Urge quantities, they would cost much loss. This closed tho testimony, and the Committee will go to work to write up its report, and submit it at tho earliest moment, probably. Mr. Wash burn is mentioned In connection with one of tbo CommiSHlonorships. SUITS AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES. The House passed tho following Senate hill Suction 1. lie it enacted hy the People of the State of /Minot's, represented in the General Assembly, That (ho Circuit Court of tho county wherein tho plaintiff ov complainant may reside, shall have Jurisdiction of all actloun hereafter to bo commenced by any individual against any fire or life insurance company, either in* corporatcd by any taw of this Stato or doing business in this State. And all process Issued In any cause commenced In the county wherein the plaintiff may reside, whore au individual may bo plaintiff or com- Slalnant, and any such company defendant, may bo ircctcd to any county of this Stale for service and return. SALE OF ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD RONDO, Tho Oaaoy bill “for an act to compol tho Trustees of the lamia granted to the Illinois Central Railroad Company to execute thoir trust," waa passed unanimously by tho House, and will go to the Governor. It provides that tho Trustees and thoir successors, upon some day during tho months of October ana Novem ber, 1873, and during tho months of April and May in each your thereafter, until all said lands are disposed of, tooffor for sale at public vendue, at tho court-house In each county, all such lands in such county then remaining unsold: Pro vided, This act shall not bo bo construed as to pre vent said Trustees from selling any of said lands at private sale. Before malting and sale hi any county under thoprovislons of this aot, tho Trus tees shall give public notice thereof, by advertise ment in sumo newspaper published lathe county whore tho laud to bo sold is situated, which ad vertisement shall contain a description of tho land and notice of timo, terms, andplnco of salo, and shall ho published for at least four succes sive weeks prior to tho llrst day of sale, At every such sale in any county, all tho lands lying in such county shall bo offered for salo in such quantities as will be most advantageous in pro moting a fair sate thereof, and not exceeding forty acres in ono tract, and shall bo sold to tho highest and host bidders therefor, and no such lands shall bo withhold or withdrawn from salo so long as any ono will bid therefor any sum not less than $2 por aero. Said land shall be offered for salo in the order advertised, and when any tract is put up tho auctioneer or person selling shall cry tho same for at least flvo minutes. SALARIES OF CITY OFFIOIALS. Tho Bonato passed tho bill allowing city coun cils to fix tho salaries of city oftloiala. city TAX HILL. Mayor Medill and Oonnsol Ttiloy arrived this morning, and tho Ohlcago tax bill passed. TUB CANAL BILL will be postponed In tho morning until next weak, as somo of its friends ore still absent. LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. Hprikofield. lU., March 97. SENATE. Tho Senate was call to order at 0:80 a. m., President Early in the Chair. Forty-two Sena tors responded to their names at roll-call. Leave of absence was granted Senator WAR BEN on account of sickness. SPECIAL ORDER. Houso bill No. 588, for an act to authorize Circuit Judges to hold court until tho expira tion of their terms of office, was road a second timo, considered by sections, and ordered to bo road a third timo to-morrow, immediately after roil-cal). TAX OOLLEOTIONS. Tho rules woro suspended, aud House bill 10, in regard to tho assessment aud collection of taxes in cities, towns, and villages for 1872, and prior years, was taken np and considered by sec tions. After considerable discussion, and amend ments offered being voted down, tlio bill was ordered to a third reading. Mr. WAITE moved a suspension of tho rules, In order that the bid could bo rood a third timo. Tho bill was road a third timo, and, being put upon its passage, passed—yeas, 89 ; nays, 1. Tho following is tho voto: TEAS. Baldwin, Qreono, Shepard, Brown, Hampton, Short, Brooks, Humlby, Starno, Burko, Jacobs, Sloote, Burns. Kahoo, Strang, Canfield, Leo. Thompson, Casey, McGrath, Voris, Castle. Murphy, Waito, Cunningham, Nicholson, Ware, Omoy, Palmer, Whiting, Bow, Patterson, Williamson, Forroll, Reynolds, Yseger. Olenn, Sheldon, Youngblood— 39. HATS. ninciiciilro. ABSENT AND NOT VOTING. Grows, Gumllacb, Upton, Cummings, Henry, Wnrren, Donahue, Sanford, Wilcox. COMMITTEE CLERKS. Sir. HAMPTON, from the Committoo on Ex penses. reported iu favor of employing but two committee dorks. Concurred in. SECOND READING. llouso bill SCO, making women eligible to hold school-offices, was road a second time, and order ed to a third reading. Senate bill 892, appropriating for expenses of the State Government, was road a second time, and referred. Senate bill 312, regulating foes of Collectors in townships, in counties under township organiza tion, was taken up and considered by sections, and referred to the Committoo on Fees and Sal aries. Adjourned until 2:30 o’clock p. m. AFTERNOON SESSION. APPROPRIATION BILLS. Upon reassembling, tbo Sonato took up tbo order of Senate bills on a third reading. Sonato bill 325, making an appropriation for the Insane Asylum at Jacksonville, was read a third time and'passed. Sonato bill 311, making an appropriation for tbo Normal University at Normal; was read and passed—yeas, 81; nays, 2. No. 168, making an appropriation for tbo Asylum for tho Blind, passed--yeas, 07 ; nays, 0. CONTRACTS. No. 206, regarding tho law of contracts, emer gency bill, passed—yeas, 31; nays, 1. ARBITRATION. No. 201, reviaing the law in relation to arbitra tors and awards, passed—yeas, 88 ; nays, 0. OTHER BILLS PASSED. No. 365, repealing tho net establishing the Hattoon Common Pleas Court, an emergency bill, passed—yeas, 36; nays, 1. No. 170, providing for the removal of cemeter ies, passed—yeas, 88; nays, 1. No. 372, cooding certain property in Chicago to tho .United States, passed—yeas, 89; nays, 0. SECOND READING. Several bills on a second reading wore called up and considered by sections. PRINTING. Senator PALME U offered a resolution in structing tbo Committee on Printing to inquire into tho necessity for tho vast appropriations asked foe printing paper, printing, and binding. Adopted. OTHER DILL%PASSED. Bill No. 898, making appropriation for tbo Southern Illinois Normal University was road a third time and passed—yeas, 88 ; u&vs, 1. No. 337, making appropriation for the ordinary expenses of the Southern Illinois Insane Asylum, passed—yeas, 38 ; ulvh, 0. No. .808, making appropriation for the Indus trial University, passed—yeas, 87 ; nays, 0. No. 246. disposing of all internal improve- ‘ monta lands or lots in tho State, passed—yeas, 88; nays. 0. No. 191, enabling corporate authorities to fix tho salaries of their officers, an emergency bill, passed—yeas, 31: nays, 0. At 6 o’clock p. m. the Senate adjourned until 10 o’clock a. ip. to-morrow. HOUSE. NEW DILL. By Mr. LANE, (Hancock)—ln regal'd to assessment of bridge property, relating to bridges across tho Mississippi. DILL PASSED. Senate bill 175, to compel the Trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad lands-to execute their trust, was road a third time, and paaood—youe, 114 ; nays, 0.. OTHER NEW DILLS. By Mr. SAWYER —To amend tho School law. By Mr. TILLSON—To dofmo tho term of oflico of Supervisors. Also a bill to amend tho Election law. SPECIAL ORDER. The Educational bills were made tho special order for next Tuesday. DILL PASSED. Senate bill 81. concerning jurisdiction of Cir cuit Courts in insurance cases, passed—yeas, 109; nays, 0. CONTEMPTS. House bill 188, to define contempts of court, and proscribe punishments therefor, was taken up. Mr. ORENDORFF moved that it bo post poned until the Ist day of December next. The yeas and nays were ordered ou the motion to postpone, whioh prevailed—yeas, 87; nays, 48. THE LAKE-FRONT. The Lake-Front Repealing bill was read a third time, and passed—yeas, 127; nays, 5. Those voting in tho negative were Messrs. Hop kins, Neville, Thomas, Wicker, and Hay. BAILROAD SUITS. Mr. QUINN moved to reconsider tho vote by which tho bill requiring tho Attorney-General to defend suits instituted against citizens by rail road companies had boon ordered to a third read ing. Lost—yeas, 53 ; nays, 72. Mr. JONES moved to recommit to tho Judi ciary Committee. Mr. ANDERSON moved to postpone the sub ject until to-morrow afternoon. Tho motion to recommit was discussed at length. Tho previous question was ordered, tho yeas and nays called, and tho House refused to recommit —yeas, 58 ; nays, 04. Tho motion to postpone was lost. The hill was put upon its passage and foiled to pass—yeas, 72 ; nays, 49, as follows : YEAS, Anderson, Hatpin, Ramey, Armstrong (La* Hawes, Rankin, Salle), Hite (Madison), Rico, Bishop (UcHonry)illlUrup, Rogers, Bococic, Holies, Savage, Dradwell, JaqucGS, Sawyer, Oasscdy, Jessup, Bonne, Chambers, Johnston, fihivw, Collins. Lemma, Bhcrldan, Connolly, Lewis, ' Shumway, Croukrlto, Lomax, Snow, Crawford, Massle, Starr, Darnell, McAdams, Stewart (Wlune* Dement, McPhorrun, bago), Dewey, Middlccoff, Stewart (McLean), Dolton, Moore (Marshall), Streeter, Dunham, Moore (Adams) Swan, Efuor, MoflU, Taggart, Golden, Mulvaue, Thornton, Gordon, Oakwood, Truitt, Graham, Oberly, Warner, Grant, Pcltzor, Webber, • Grey. Pontlold, Wood, Grldley, X*lowmau, Mr, Speaker—73. Dullard, Race, HAYS. Alexander (draw- Hlto (St. Clair), Oleson, ford), Holloubuck, Oromlorff, Alexander (MouU Hopkins, Phmell, gomery), Inscoro, Quinn, Barkley, Jackson, Scanlan, Blakely, James, Uuott, Oaaoy, Jones, Sherman, Davis, Kami, Bmlth, Dolan, Lane (Hancock), Stroud, Llelxc, Thomas, Terrier, Marsh, Tlllson, Flanders, McDonald, Yinleu, Forth, Mitchell, Washburn, Freeland, Moose, Webster, Bert, Morrison, Woinholmer, H«y. Neville. Wick, Herrington, Nulton, Wicker—ill. Tho vote was reconsidered, and tho bill recom mitted to tho Judiciary Committee. . Recess till half-past 2 p. m. , BAILUOAD RILLS. The special order being the consideration of tho Railroad bills, tbo following wero conoldorod and ordered to a third rending i House bill 6X7. to dotonnino conclusively what rates of freight tariffs of tho different railroads in this Slate nro unreasonable, and to imposo flues and penalties for demanding, charging, or collecting unreasonable rates. House uill 470, to prevent and provide for tho trial and punishment of railroad corporations for making unjust discrimination. House bill 2X4, to prevent extortion by rail road corporations, and persons using auf oper ating railroads. Houso bill 247. for an act to enable certain railroad corporations to change their termini. . House hill 203, for an act to provido for fencing railroads, and to secure tho safety of persons and property, their prompt transportation, tho proper making up of trains, and tho management ana running of locomotive engines and oars. Senate bill 857, to prevent unjust discrimina tions and extortions in charges for transporta tion of freights.. On motion of Mr. HILDRUP, all of tho above mentioned bills wore made tho special order for next Wednesday. AGAIN DEFEATED. Tho House entertained a motion to reconsider the vote by which tho Qydinnry and Contingent Expenses bill was lost, and tho bill was put upon its passage. Being an emergency bill, it again failed to pass—yeas, 01; nays, 10. Adjourned. MARKETS.BY TELEGRAPH. Now York Financial Nowsi New York, March 27.—Money was scarce and dear at 1-8201-10 per day. Qold advanced from 118J£ to llfl’tf, closing nt llOj.f 0UO?£. Tho purchase of tho whuio $1,800,000 offered by tho Treasury by Jay Cooko & Co., at. 110 33-100, is regarded ns an intimation of tho April programme of Secretary Richardson ns to tbo roservo. Loans, 2/<©7 per cent for carrying. Clearings. $73,000,000. Treasury disbursements, SOB,OOO. Customs receipts, $503,000. Sterling was In sharp demand, and the prime draw ers, Drown, Clews, and Belmont, have advanced the rates to for 60 days, and 1O2&01O9H for sight. Oovommnnln oonthiuo strong, and advanced to-day per cent. State bonds woro dull. Tbo stock maket waa dull, tbo only prominent feature being on advance In Bt, Faiil common from 67V to 69 J(, on the rumor that It is to pass Into tho bands of tbo Pennsylvania Central by lease, from wblcb tbero was & slight reaction at tbo close, and Pacific Mall, wblcb, with considerable activity, fell from 67V to 68%. advanced to 68, and closed at 67% bid. Pana ma declined from 118 V to 112. Tbo market closed dull and steady. It la reported a “pool’Ms loaded up with Pacific Mall for tbo purpose of malting a sensa tion an soon as caso in tbo monoy market permits an upward movement. Itock Island baa declared iv 4 per cent scmi-ammal dividend, payable April 28. Tbo books close April 10. Sterling, 108 V* OOVrnKMBNT BONDS. Coupons, ’Bl 120%']Coupou8,fl7 ÜB% 6-20s of ’O3. 117%'.Coupons, ’OB 117% Coupons, 'O4 117* n '110-4(»s 112 iV Coupons, ’05.4 118 Currency 6s 114% Coupons, *65 (new)... 110% New Co 114% •TATB BONDS. Missouri* 93% /Virginias, old 44 Tcnuossces, old Go%iNortb Carolines, 01d...JJ0 Tcnnoasecs, now 80 iXodb Oarollnna, now.. 10 Virginias, now GO | srooxn. Canton 00 Ht. Paul pfd 70% W. U. Tel 80%' Wabash 73W Quicksilver 40 -Wabash pfd 80 Adams Express 94 [Port Wayne <ox. dlv.> 03 Wells Fargo 81%lTorro Haute 16 American Express.... 08 ITorro Uauto, pfd 40 Culled States Ex 74% Chicago k Alton 112 Pacific Mall 67% Chicago & Alton pfd.ll3V New York Central.. ..102%'Obio k Mississippi... 45V Erie 05% C., C.A-0 87% Erie pfd 74% C., D. k Q 11l Uorlem 135 Lako Shore 03V Harlem pfd 100 (Indiana Central 39% Micblguu Central 105 [lllinois Central 117% Pittsburgh 88%'Uniou Pacific stocks.. 35% Northwestern 80%;Unlou i’aclfio bonds.. 80% Northwestern pfd.... 88%, Central Pacific bonds.lo3V Hock Island 115% Del. Lack, k Western.lol N. J. Central 103% B. H. k Erie 8 Bt. Paul 59% Foreign markets. Livrni-ooL, March 27—11 a, m.—Flour, 90s. Win ter wheal, 12s 2d; spring, 11h@12s 3d; white, 11s CdQ Hsßd; club, 11a 10d(£l2s 4d. Corn, 28s, Pork. Clu Oil. Lard, 3<>h. LivnnrooL, J larch 27—1 41. m.—Droadatuffa dull and unchanged. Livkkuool, March 27—5 p. m.—Market nnebanged. London, March 25.—Consols for money, 92%(5i 02%; account, 92%(at>2%; 5-20 dof ’55, 04; of *67, 93?Y ; 10-40 i, 89% ; new sh, 01. Eric, 62. Tbo bullion In the Dank of England has decreased X 015,000. Livkuvool, March 27.—Cotton quiet; middlingun. land, o%d; Orlonnp, 9%®9%d, 1 Brcmlatufi’s quloi. Hod winter wheat, 12s 2d, Flour. 23a. Com, 28s. * Cheese, 735. Cumborlands, 37s fld. Short ribs, 39s 3d, Wow York Live-Stock market. New York, March 27.—Br.nvr.s-To-day 60 oars at Communlpaw, 00 at Quo IlmulroiUh street, 27 ot Wee hawken, mnklng 1,000, and completing 0,700 this week, against 0,003 liiat. week. The demand is good, and prices aro a shade better, or 10#@ll,Vc forToxaus; 12® 14c for luedium to prime natives. Everything was sold. Solos: 12 cava Texans, 930 lie, 10Vc, 60 Its t? owt; Gears do, CJi'OOtf cwt, ll»£o; 13 cars Illinois, C®B owt, 12014 c ; with lot of Western hulls nt 6®5 vc« Sheep—Not plenty; 2,903 to-day, inskiug 8,600 this week, ngnlnot 11,000 lust week. Prices fully sustained; trade not active; most of the sales at 7«tf®8 > -('o; slock .running good. Sales: 2 cava State, 87,«tf lbs, 7>£o; car Michigan, 00 Iba, 7‘a'o; car Slate, 93 lbs, 80, and 2 cars, 104 to no ltd, 8tfo; spring lambs sell well; moderate arrivals; they are worth s9Oll each. HOns—To-day 4,300. mulling 23,000 since Saturday! against 32,300 lust week. The market rules very Arm at higher prices; nothing selling alive; city dressed 7*f®Btfc. IMtlsbiivgU Live-Stock market* East Liberty, Pa., March 27.— Cattle— Market •firm ; arrivals light; best, o #<s7c; atockcra, 4@4Uo : common, s®s,»jc. Sheep—Market firm ; arrivala light; beat, OkfQ inodinm, Hons—Market Arm ; arrivals fair ; Philadelphia. £0.0306,12 ; porkerff, $5.C0®5.80. Tito Produce Markets. NEW YORK, New York, March 27.— Cotton— Higher, with an active export demand; middling upland, lOtfc. Dreadbtueis—Flour steady, with good demand for low grades; receipts, 8,000 brla; super Western and State, $3.9000.00; common to good extra, $0.90®7.50; good to choice, $7.0308.35; white wheat extra, sß.oo® 10.60; Ohio, $7.15®10.60 ; St. Louis, $7.50®12.76. Rye Hour quiet at JJ.7306.76. , Cornmeal quiet; yellow Western, $3.0003.40 ; white. $3.2503.45. Wheat Arm, with limited export and milling demand ; buyers and sellers apart; receipts, 8,000 bu; No. 3 spring, $1.50 ; white spring, $1.05; fancy white Michigan, $2.2002.25, Rye dull. Harley Ann. Malt neglected, Corn In moderate demand, and a shade Armor; receipts, 15,000 bu; now mixed Western, Cfljrfo ; old do In store, 64>lc; do atloat. Oats in fair demand and steady; receipts, 22,000 tm ; now mixed Western, 48©50;$c; now black, 47049>tf0; oIU mixed In store 6l?4'C. Clover Seed— Unchanged. Timothy quiet nts3,Cs @3.65. Kaos—Quiet; Western, 25c. Hay and Hops— Unchanged, Guookriks—Cofl'oe higher, closing strong; Rio, 10 1 /® lOjtfc. Sugar steady ; Molasses Arm. Rice quiet at 7^oß^e. Petroleum—Crude, 9Ko; rellned, 20c, Turpentine— Active, higher; tile. . Provisions—Pork very strong; now mess, $10.25® 10.30; prime mess. $16.00013.75, Reef steady, nu changed; mesa, $9.00011.76; extra, $12.00013.50. Cut moats Arm; hams, ll@l2,ifo; shoulders, o*f®7c. Middles decidedly Armor, wltu moderate business ; short clear. 8J£®0o ; do for April, 9o; long clear, 8 *r@ 9c. Lard Armor; Western steam, 811-lflo; kettle, 9c. Butter— Quiet; Western, 18031 c. Cheese— Unchanged. Whisky—Steady; 92c. NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, March 37.—Breadstuffs Oora easier; mixed,s9o; white, GOc. Hay—Dull ami lower; prime, $23.00, Groceries—Sugar dull; fair to prime, B®9o, Others unchanged. Cotton— Quiet. Sales: 0,000 good ordinary at Iflt'o; low middlings, 18c: middlings, 10c; middling Or leans, iy'ic. Exports: Great Britain, 8,037; Conti nent, 3,007 : coast, 700. Stock, 205,008. BT. LOUIS. ST. Louis, March 27.—Breadstuffs—Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat steady; No. a spring $1.20; do soft lowa spring, $1.35; sample lots choice to fancy rod fall, $1.85(31.05, Corn steady; No. 2, 32Q32V0 on east track. Oats steady; No. 2, 27@27.Jic on east track, Byo nominal. Barley Arm; only sample lots sold. Whisky— Bull at 87c. Provisions— X'ork Arm, and a shado hotter; $115.60® SIS,C2X* Bulk moats Arm; shoulders, 6 *Xu seller May; clear rib, 7M buyer tho mouth or seller April. Bacon strong; dear rib, Da buyer May, Lard hold higher: Bc. Haas—Better at $4,00(35,10. Cattle— Steady and unchanged. CINCINNATI. * Cincinnati. March 27.— Breadstuffs— Flour dull* a shade lower at $7.50(37.73. Wheat steady nt $1.05® 1.09. Corn quiet at 38®39c. Byo quiet lit 70(3800. Outs quiet at 30@38c; barley quiet ami unchanged, rnovisioNS— Active and strong; pork in demand at $15.00, hold higher Lard quiet ami Arm; steam held at,Bo; kettle, B>io. Bulk meats strong; sales shoul ders, $5.(50 per 100 lbs, generally held at 6»je; clear rib 7/ 4 «c, generally held uf clear, Bc, dosing with more buyers than sellers. Bacon Armor; shoulders. ?^.°L^ ear rtb llcld at 8#o; sales dear, 81/o, now hd at B»i®9o for next week? ;i ' w Whisky— Steady at 800. DETROIT, Detroit, March 27.—BuKADSTorrs—Flour duU and unchanged. Wheat Arm ; extra,sl.o3 hid, $1.05 asked s No. 1 white, sl.Bl>i@l.Bs; amber, $1.07 bid. Corn steady ; No. 2, 420. Oats dull and lower atl3o Vfo. Cloves Seed— |4.Bs®3.oo. riIILADHr.I'IIIA. Philadelphia, March 27.— Bkeadstvffs— Flour Armer, hut not ouotohly higher. Wheat Armor; red, |1.0J®1,00: omner. SI.OB. Uyo lower ami quiet at o o.™ " rm * y«How, 6°o J white, Csc. Oats active ; white, 48®4D0 ; mixed, 47c. Barley unchanged. Petroleum— Crude, ISJtfo :'reAned, 19Wo. Whisky—Qalot at 010. BUFFALO. Buffalo, Max oh 117,—Market* geoarallr quiet ami nominally unchanged, Corn—Raton C cars Western on track. BALTIMORE. Baltiuoub, March 27.—BiiRAnsioFFa— Flour quick ond steady. Wheat firm; choice nmbor Corn Arm; mixed Western, 60c. Oats quiet; mixed Western, 483X70; white, 40c. Rye quiet nt 60300 c. Provisions— Decidedly Armor and mere active. Mens pork, $10,28310.80. Hulk mcnln active and higher; Bhouldcro.Oc, clear rib,Rc,hold Bacon active and Ann; shoulders, 7o; rlh sides. Bffoj clear rib, 00. Sugar-cured hams, 12018 c. Lard, S#® Btfc. Butter—Western In good demand; prime to choice roll. 30033 c» now tub, :tr.(34on, whisky—Firmer at ofl>j(rtoic. LOUISVILLE, Louisville, March 27,— Flour— Quiet and ud« changed. Provisions— Strong, tending higher. Mosaporkheld at $10.76010.00. Bacon—Shoulders, 0?fo; clear rib, B^087(o; clear Hides, o@o‘ n 'o, packed. Bulk shoulders, clour rib, clour, 7*Xo7j£o, loose. Lard steady and unchanged. CLEVELAND. (jleveland, March 27,— UmtADBrnFFs—Flour Arm, Wheat dull ami nominal; No. 1 red $1.70; No. 2, $1.03. Corn steady ot 41045 c, Oats quiet; No. 1, Slate, Btfo. Refined Pf.troi.euji—Finn and steady s car lots, 10c; Ohio State test, 21024jtf. TOLEDO. Toledo, March 27.—Breadstuff*— Flour dull and unchanged. Wheat dull and lower; No. 1 while Michi gan, $1,80; ambor Michigan, sl.o7<rf cash; $1.70W sollor May; No. 2 rod, sl.C.Rtf. Coni dull and a shade lower; high mixed, GOVCfSpot; 4110 seller Juno; yellow, 40<tfo, Oats a shade higher; No. 1,40 c: No, 2, 340 : Michigan, G4 Vo, Receipts— Flour, 700 brls; wheat, 0,000 bu: corn, 10.000 bu ; oats, 1,000 bu. Shipments— Flour, 718 brls; wheat, 4,000 bu: corn, 80.000 bu; onto, 3,000 bu. SPECIAL NOTICES. CAUTION! WORCESTERSHIRE BADGE. Uuyern are cautioned to avoid the numerous Couuter foits and imitation* offered fir sale. JOHN DUNCAN’S SONS, New York, Agents fur tho United Status. CLOSING-OTJT SALE. But One OF THE GREAT CLOSING-OUX SALE OP TH$ RETAIL DEPARTMENT John Y. Fanrell & Go. Wo have tiillj- decided to close this Department on SATUBDAY NEXT, k 290 i list. To Insure the closing- out of the remainder of our Immense Stock, wo shall offer the ENTIRE BAX. ANXJE at still greater reduction In price. Immense Sacrifice PLAIN & FANCY SILKS, SHAWLS, LACES, EDGINGS, HOSIERY, FANS, • DRESS GOODS, &C. DRY GOODS. MmpflOtiK A. G. DOWNS &CO., 324 WEST KUIMH-ST., Arc daily receiving DRESS GOODS, In very latest shades. Japanese Bilks, 111 choke patterns. BLACK SILKS, In full stock nml lies! makes. PERCALES, In I’olka Spots, Stripes, Ae., Ac. Indies should not fail to see our Hew Spring Suits, DOLMANS AND TALMAS. Our manufacturing rooms aro now open for the season, and or ders executed at, short notice. GIFT ENTERPRISE. slilf=l MONEY tho same tlmci'closlroß to natronlro h noble pUilnnlhrimy. 5 V O ."^.V!7,ri t ok( i t ?, t( f TIIIUII HRA.ND WIPT which U Buiummiotl postiLcly for April Library. Ilull. LmiHvlllo, Ky., htrbmuiUof I nuliL IjiUi'urv jil ivy. Iho Concert I* by authority ol ft special notnf tlio LcgLlaturo of tho .State, tmd tha labrarrUimdor direct control of the most eminent cltl- Ui» finmt Bmudwcst. Ono hundred thousand whole tickets of admission only tiovo boon issued, ami Ten Thousand Oauh <JU’im will bo distributed hy lot among tickot.holdorfi-asi;roßatJng a vast total of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS CUR- KENOV. The largcstgift Is yiOO.OOO; smallest. 810. Hon. Ex-Uuv. Tljoh. E. Ihiunlctu-. of lCy.» has charge uf the business of tho Concert on behalf of tho *l!ni?.^T5 ÜBlC i? 8, Tlckota, lllco greenbacks, nro good to' tiio holder.. Buyers do not ni'ci'MHtirilv hsivo i n •• r nV, WOMt f ,l V.dr.\olnif, n!. nu uillcial lira 1j tuniUbcd esoh ono. ami gifts duu Uukut-liuldurs at a dlKtunco can h°..f“l* uc *°. d t * lri,u «' 1 ft«y Hank or Hapww UoiuSmw. tha ■atuo a* a draft or chock is collected, Order quick. 6oud jSSShX&d?' Ordor - Ur “ M ’ fA&VBS Tickets. Blot Halves, S3; Uiiurtors, 52.50. tl.Tnu£i ok ß °. t h« tu ili I’WPJWUIV InfonnMlmi ami nil par “ 'Ply either to Hon. THUS. HU.VMLI2TTIL ?t VliUli.K A CO., J5-1 LaSalle* at.. UIIipAUO, Western Depot of Supply. ApplyaUo at Hookstoroa of W. PHILLIPS. 133 Drar horn st., and W7 Stuto si.: HOjmiN A l iW. SIJ Uvlt N*KSK-‘ )> >'o’/.PAn rWk‘ WsfU “IT, ’£ W PROFESSIONAL, PBOPBSSIONAL. ACETOPATHY, or llie ACETIC ACID CORE, lamptilor, 1U unis. Agents wauled. CuuHuhatiuua SALE. COFFEES AND SHOES AT COST. •nai.H, BU’ilJiU, UaIIU/.ul'4 Lof, 1 ■ lb Allvuhiuu.ftv. 5