Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 9, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 9, 1873 Page 3
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THE WEST PARKS. Tho People’s Pleasure Resorts of the Future. What ig Being Done for the West Division. Annual Meeting of the Com- missioners. Reporto of the President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Engineer. Astounding Increase in tho Value of Property. Puture Plans Depend on Ponding Legislation. Tho annual meeting of tho Wcot Chicago Park Commissioners was hold at thoir oQlco, No. 25 South Hoisted street, yesterday afternoon, Presi dent Stanford lu tho chair. hie rncsiDEXT'fl x::nual hepokt. Tho annual report of tho President was sub mitted. It is subjoined: STo the Honorable the Weet Chicago Park Commission - .Gs.vrxsME.v: Of tho duties remaining for (bo Oom missions™ to perform, under their appointment, that of Improving the lands sot apart for park purposes, end making them parks In fact, ns woll ns In name, Is tho moat important. This importunes nrlees not nlono from the natnro of tho work to be done, which must receive tho criticism of those who will visit Ino pntha in the future, and afford pleasure or not ns we shall bo successful in our work, but nlao from tho cost of tho name, uni the necessity of raising by taxation thomonoyoxpeoded. Having acquired title to tho lauds, and having paid a Urge portion of tho cost and sot in motion tho proceedings which must liqui date the balance of tho cost, wo are enabled to give more attention to this remaining question; with (ho funds placed at tho disposal of tho Hoard applicable to. improvement# wo have been able to giro (ho publican ear'cst of vrhat may be expected In tho future. Already have these improvements had a marked effect upon (ho value of lands In the immediate vicinity. In thin con nection I must bo permitted to glvo some statistics which arc of valuo in estimating tho cost of parks. In 1868, the year before tho Park act wan passed, tho lands which, woro by that act added to tho city were assessed nud paid taxes on a valuation of |4£9,CCO ; in 1672, tho same lands were assessed .and paid taxes on a city assessment of $9,603.230; the whole amount of gen eral taxes collected by tho city from those lands since the lav/ took effect In 1839 Is tho sum of $433,830.40, and tho State, county, and town taxes, received from (ho same lauds during tho some time on tho increase of aescuicd values is, in round numbers, $233,000, making a total of $030,820.40 of rovennes received in the four years, from this added territory. This amount is more than 40 per cent of tho total amount thus far expended for thu pur chase and improvement of the parks ; in this calcula tion, no account is taken of. tho lands lying in the Towns of Jefferson and Otecro which have been largely Increased in value in tho same time, from the raino causes. This increase in the value of real citato has been attained during a period of time tho most trying to the City of Chi cago and its Interests, a fearful couilagrutlon In a few hours wiping out cf existence a vast amount of Its wealth, utterly ruining many of its most active citizens, followed In n fow months by a depression in business generally, reaching to every person In tho country, with a stringency In money centres which for a tlmo threatened tho overthrow of all classes. Yet through it all, not only have theso lands maintained former prices, bnthavo steadily from year to year ad vanced. and in no year has this odranco boon moto marked and substantial than during the last. Wo sim ply claim for tho parks that they havo been an ini poriant element in scouring this result, without which Dthop, Important Interests would h&vo boon diverted to moro favorable localities. They have formed tho nucleus around which all other interests have centered. There is among tax-payors a difference of opinion as lo tho mode of raising funds for Improvement, nur poscß, oml as to tho amount to bo raised. UiiWFlho law passed in 1871, a tax upon tbs entire town of West Chicago was authorized, tbo proceeds of which woro applicable to tho improvement of tho Boulevards as well as tho parks. It scorned to tho Commissioners that although tho boulevard* woro really an Im portant part of tho park system, and In fairness to tbo owners of lands fronting tho snmo would ho Improved at tho flamo time with tho parks, yet that a different system ought to bo adopted for raising tho funds for this purpose, or. at all events, from a subetautial por tion thoroof. It Is bcllovod that tho improvement of tho boulevards will bo a special benefit to tho lands in the Immediate vicinity, and that tho cost should bo assessed In proportion to tho special benefit resulting. Wo aro fortified in this vlow when wo remember that tho boulevards arc to furnish traffic roads as well ns pleasure drives (o .those residing on or near them, while those residing In more distant locations would only use them ns pleasure drives. Not so with the , parka; they aro more emphatically for the whole people. In this vlow, every tax-payer not owning property in the Immediate vicinity of tho boulevards, Jo inter ested In tho passage of (ho hill now pending ns fur rishing a means by which a substantial portion of tho contemplated improvement may bo mndo without tax upon this property, and the parties owning lands In tho Immediate vlcJulty are no loss interested In its pas sage, furnishing, ns It docs, a means by which, upon their petition, the Improvements may bo speedily ac complished. For tho purpose of carrying out (his Idea, we have prepared a bill and asked tho Legisla ture to grant authority to linprovo these boulovanij by special assessment upon tho petition of tho owners of a majority of tho land fronting tho proposed Improve ment, What la true of tho improvement of the boule vards, as just stated, is also truo of tho cost of sewerage amt drainage of the lands tdjacont to tho parks. Prom any general system of sewerage which may bo adopted, other lands as well as the parka will receive a benefit, and In fairness should pay their duo proportion of tho cost. We have asked authority to construct sowers upon this plan by special assessment. Those provisions, if enacted, will ouablo tho Commissioners to relieve the general tax-payer frbm a very considerable portion of the expense now a charge upon tho gonoral fund. Wo would not be mis understood In asking tho passage of the bill now pond ing In the Legislature, Itls true that tho limitation to tSQ.OOO a year, as now existing, is by this bill stricken out, but tho rate of three mills la retained, which will prevent tho Commissioners from realizing much more than $30,000 a year. This year threo mills on tho dollar would hare realized $81,057, so that tho striking out this limitation does not at present materially increase tho amount authorized. lu other cities largo sums for tho orna menting and improving of their parks aro raised an nually by tho issue and sale of bonds, whereby tho Commissioner* arc enabled to make thoir plans for tho work of tho year with tho cortalntyof having the means to, carry them out. Thla la very Important In tho economical management of inch work. Another pro vision of (his bill giving, a more efficient remedy for tbo collection of delinquent assessments, is rendered necessary by tho fact that a few owners of lands assessed for tho cost of tho parks, aro contesting tbo assessments; in most cases the Com missioners have obtained judgment for the amount, but owners have appealed, which greatly delays tho collection thereof, tho amount thus suspended is as follows: For tho assess ment of 1870, $35,810; 1871, $29,433. Wo have no doubt that, lu time, wo shall bo able to collect tho wbolo of this amount; in the meantime, our obligations, Issued in the purchase of lands, nro maturing, without tho ability to meet thim solely because parties contest these assessments, which were made to retire such obligations. Pending tho collection of these assess ments, some arrangement must bo made with the hold ers of thcao obligations. Wo have asked authority to firocuro on extension of such claims, paying 8 per cent ntercet. Oar plans for the future must depend largely upon the result of legislation now ponding. Without it, wo shall be compelled to suspend all ex pensive improvements, and appropriate all of our funds to tho payment of maturing obligation/*,with tho certainty that with the host wo can do, there will still bo deficiency occasioned by owners of real estate con testing tho asaccamcnt authorized by tho law to pay for tho park lends. for a detailed showing of tho work dono during tho year, tho cost thereof, and a history of the transac tions of tho Board, the public are respectfully referred to (he reports of tho different olHcernof the Board herewith submitted. The report was ordered to bo printed. THE REPORT OF THE TREASURER was next submitted, and also ordered to be print ed. It is as follows: RECEIPTS. Balance in bank March 1,1872 % 68,311.52 Proceeds from atleof 60 obligations of (1,000 each miming 3 years, bearing interotl at 8 per cent ner annum (issued to retire 60 similar obligations, matured June 1, 1672) 18,060.00 Received of Collector of Cook County on ac count taxes for 1670 4,300.00 Received of Collector of Cook County on ac- count taxes fur IH7I. Received of Collector of West Chicago on account of. taxea for 1871 131,303.19 Received of Collector of Jefferson on ac count of taxea for 1871 Boccivfcd cf Collector of West Chicago on account Uxc* for 1873 deceived of Olubo Bros. and Joucs k Holl er* for part of fixture* in olUco 31)0 West Randolph Btroot 600.00 Received of J, L. l/nubard for moving west fence of Couglai Park 1,250.00 Received of Board of Health for nichUoll permit*.... .. 3 057.05 Received of Secretary proceeds from solo of uorae 00.00 Totol $302,614,70 DISUUHBIMEHTB. Total amount of warrant* j;ald during the year ending F*b, 28,1873 1203.673.38 Balance lu bank March 1,1873 8,072.119 Total fIEORETAIU' B nr.POIIT. From tho report of the Bucretary the following (toms of dlobiu-Bomoutß were obtained: Oouuty Clerk, for cxlondlDg and ccmpuMng (axes and aascesment for 1671 t1.31f1.00 Assessors and Asslalanls for making special asseaatnent for 1873.. .. .«.. 1,(509.50 Blanks ami copies of puts H1.20 Legal advertisements ...» 1502.03 Costs In County ami Circuit Courts 118.10 llobatoe and errors 1,037.10 Owners of condemned lands. 3,000.00 Obligations paid for tbo purchase of lands.. 107,187,18 Fifty obligations for SI,OOO each, dated Juno 1, 1800, and matured three years from date 00,000.00 Eight per cent Ist June Interest on same (to be refunded by Town of Wont Chicago),,, 3,000.00 County Surveyor, for establishing boundary lino.'. 20.00 Onico rent up to May 1. 1873 000,00 omce stationery, printing blanks, and third annual report 489,47 Roflltlng office 133.54 Salaries of all officers and emp10ye5,......, 0,000.00 For labor 10,300.01 Contractor for grading and excavating 14)773,05 Carpenter work and lumber 1,837.03 Material for wiring trees 053.13 Tools and hardware 605.61 Trees 7,437.03 Manure 3,031.13 Wntor-plpo and hydrants 8,835.01 Sinking artesian well 4,814,37 Pipe, sowers, and catch-basins CHO.OO Work and material on fire monument 4,703.63 Oil, paint, and gloss 170.80 Gravel 17.00 Plans, engineering, and superintendence..,. 8,098.00 Services of draftsman..,.* 224,00 Advertising for proposals, blanks and sta tionery for Engineer 1(50.31 Twoboraen 82(5.00 Hnrso-fced, shoeing, saddlowork, and re pairing 703.C0 Services of special policeman 835.60 Miscellaneous and Incidental expenses, an gan and fuel for office, newspaper, tele graph, and express charges 263.70 Total disbursements The following statement shows the disburse ments during the year,and since tho organisation of tho Board, in May, 1323, as charged to tho different accounts : Lurin'} the Since Orgnn fear ending iznlion of the For account q/ Feb. 29, *73. Hoard, mif-mnuxx % cotj.oo $ a.ioa.oo Three mill tax 008.00 008.00 Apodal acjcssamcnt 8,032.53 0,081,70 Humboldt Boulevard Innds... 3,201.29 10,800.70 Humboldt Boulevard Im provements 497,01 t, 091.14 •Humboldt Turk landa 65,019.03 14i.951.78 Humboldt Park Inuirovemont. 8.00:5.77 35,100.23 llumlioldt Park miworr 1,807.61 14,087.13 Central Boulevard lauds «, ivt.qo Central Boulevard Improve _mcntß„........ _S,920.80 , Central I’ark land* 73.510.40 03,010.52 Central Park Improvements.. 43.8U.13 03,810.02 Douglas boulevard lands 6.633.30 Douglas boulevard Improve ment.......v 6,60 425.30 Douglas PMklwdV.: I’.*. 27,516.85 Douglas Park Improvement!.. 12,145.84 80,100.29 General improvements (oot cbargoablo to tuck park and boulevard separately) 2,839.11 12,008.40 Surveying... 20.00 870,00 Loans 60,015.00 60,015.00 Office rent 600.00 2,033.10 Orhc* fixtures, rrintlDgftud stationery, 429.02 2,499.44 Sslary 8(090.00 80,293.00 Mapping 27.00 Interest (refunded by Town of .West Chicago) 2,000.00 20,745.00 Sinking fund 200,724,18 Miscellaneous ozpcneoi 257.40 2,280.21 Total, Of tlio indebtedness incurred In tho purchase and condemnation of park and boulevard Inmin, amounting to $1,238,473.03. tho Bum of S6UJ,2IC.COh&a boon paid, leaving tho indebtedness for lands on March 1, 1873, amounting to $433,258.00. Tho CommlosJoncrn received since May 1,1803, tho time of tho organization of tho Board, of tho Cook County and West Chicago Town Collector on laccount of half-mill boulevard and park tax, $30,008.80; of tho 3-tnill uoulovard and park tax, $42,388.43. Special assessment levied to pay for lands, $254,- 180.80. In addition, tho County Collector aha West Chicago Town Collector paid on account of tho tax cud assessment levied for 1871, 1873 (both warrants being still in their hands for collection), $58,410.03, making tho aggregate amount received from this source up to March 1, 1873, $385,000.00. From tho following gentlemen tho Commissioners received donations of trees and phrnbti: E. F. Ilunyan, Eiq. • M. D, Downs, Eiq.; E. A. Fllklns, Eaq.j H. B-'hoentUMer, and John A. Hack. John Garrick, Esq., r^u-rllmtodaflnospecimen cf tho genus "American Eagle." ENGINERIES report. From tho report of tho Engineer in charge of construction wo give tho following : Manure received, 39,601 cublo yards; night ooil worked into compost, 0,000 loads ; trues and shrubs planted, 3,341; lake excavations, 20,005 cubic yards ; topsoil removed. 52,710 cubic yards; wator-plpo laid, 10,069.4 lineal feet; commotions mado 47; sprinklers sot, 30; pipe-sowers built, 955 lineal feet; boulevard cubgradod. 403 foot wide, 104 rods; boule vard subgradoJ, 250 feet wide, 60 rods; surface drain age, 14,073 lineal foot; drive macadamized, 1,040 lineal fcot; walks finished to uubgrado, 4,6841ineal foot; walks in progress cf construction, 750 lineal feet; entrances lu progress of construction, 7,433 square feet; lawn sur face sodded and sown, 17.6 ncrca; lako slope finished. 630 lineal feet; fcncoa moved, 3,220 lineal foot; total amount of 'material moved, 137.748 cubio yards ; borders of walks and drives sodded, 10,000 nauaro feet. ELECTION OP OFFICERS. Tho olootiou of officers) for the ensuing year took place with tho following result: President— George W. Sanford, Treasurer—Henry Qrecncbaum. A uditor—E, F. Itunyun. Secretary— Charles a. Lodlng. Tho Board then adjourned. AN INVESTIGATION ORDERED. Tho Circumstances oZ IHrs, Sarah If. ZSall’s Death to Bo Inquired Into by tlio Coroner Xo-Duy. Tho authorities have at last determined to as certain whether or not Mrs. Sarah N. Hall, who died at tho Grand Central Hotel on Saturday last, came to nor death from natural causes or was a victim of malpractice. The Coroner was loth to exorcise his authority, and order a post mortem examination of tho body to ho mado, in tho absence of an affidavit sotting forth that, in tho boliof of tho doponout, sho did not die of disease; and tho Superin tendent of Police would not act until requested to do so by the Coroner. Neither could, in fact, make’an investigation in tho faco of tho certificate of tho attending physician, which stater' the cause of death, there being no ovidonco to show it to bo untrue. Tho hoarders at tho Grand Oontral regard tho suddon death of Mrs. Hail, and tho apparent desire to romovo tho body as quickly as possible, as suspicious circumstances, and have so wrought up tho foot ings of Mr. Clark, ono of tho proprietors, that ho made tho essential affidavit voaterday morn ing, in order to ascertain whether tho lady did dio from tho effects of r.n abortion. In company with ono of his guests, Mr. Clark called upon Superintendent Washburn yesterday morn ing, and acquainted him with all he know of tho c&so, and being asked if ho was willing to make an affidavit, so that a post mortem exami nation could bo made, ho said “ Yoo." The throo then visited the Corporation Counsel's office, where tho following affidavit was written by a Notary and sworn to and signed by Mr. Clark: George L. Clark, being duly sworn, says that bole one of tbe proprietors or tbo Grand Control Hotel, lo cated lu tho City of Chicago, County of Cook, and State of Illinois; that on or about the Ist day of Feb ruary, 1873, Barsh N. Hall came to tho Grand Oontral Hotel i that on tbo 6th day of April, 1873, said Barah H. Hall died at tho said Grand Central Hotel, and this affiant has good and sufficient reason for helloviug that oho come to ucr death by other than natural causes, which said reason will be mado public at tho proper time and place. (Signed). Geortou L. Clark. Bworn to and subscribed before me this Blh day of April, 1873. Galvan Q. Wilson, Notary Public. Superintendent Washburn took tho document, and enclosed it m a note to Corouor Stephens, tendering him tho assistance of the detective department If ho needed it. Tho Coroner came into tho police headquarters about 2 o’clock (not having received tho communication), and was told what had occurred. In company with De tective Simmons, who was detailed to assist him in procuring witnesses, ho wont to the oftlce of J. H. Jordan, tho undertaker having charge of tho remains of Mrs. Hail, and requested him to send tho corpse to tho Morgue, Tho body was to have boon forwarded to Portland, Conn., on tho 5:16 p. m. train of the Michigan Central llollroad, and was on its way to tho depot when tho Coroner made his request. Tho detective proceeded to the Grand Central, and made inqui ries regarding tho case, hut learned very little In addition to what was published in yesterday’s Tribune. 43.11i.59 Some people are Arm in their belief that an abortion wan produced upon Mra. Hail by the physician, B. I'. Iloynolds, and others; those who know her best and have loug boon intimate with her, maintain that she was a pure and vir tuous woman, and her reputation had never boon tarnished by a breath of suspicion. An investigation under the circumstances is necessary now. in order to satisfy the boarders at the Qrand Central and the public. It should not be a partial investigation, but a thorough one. 93,310.65 I)r. Miller, tho Superintendent of Public Charities, will assist Dr, Emmons at tho post mortem examination, and if there are evidences of malpractice they will probably discover them. Nothing will bo hidden for tho sako of friends or relatives. Tho iuquoat will bo bold at 10 o’clock this morniug, when oil that is known of Urn nuddon nnd unexplained death of Mrs. Hall will bo do tnilod by the persona acquainted, or who protend to bo aonunintod, with tho cliciuubtnucoß, Several Largo Laml Transactions Ap pear upon the Surface. A Drunken Juryman Sent to Jail for Contempt of Court. Claim for a SIO,OOO Attorney Fee—A Bankruptcy nml General Notes from tlio Courts. In tho Superior Oonrt, John Darker and Fred erick Haskell bring suit in chancery njalnot Al bert and Buckingham Sturgea, Samuel J., Henry n., and James M. Walker, and Henry Waller. They complain that In April, 1863, Albert and Buckingham Stnrgos woro Indebted to them in $12,000, which remains yet unpaid, and upon which debt they obtained judgment, in July, 1872, for tho aura of *510,820.75, with costa, which judgment remains wholly unpaid; that defendants wore In April, 1808, largely engaged in a general banking and railroad business, un der tho stylo of Solomon Sturgos’ Sons, and owed largo sums of money to various parties; that they had at that timo largo dealings with Samuel J. Walker, who was indebted to them in tho sum of about $100,000; that an arrangement was made, between tho Sturgeaos and their cred itors, whereby Samuel J. Walker agreed to so curo tho SturgOßCs his indebtedness duo them, and they agreed to scouro their creditors with tho oamo securities so givon thorn by Walker ; that, in pursuance of ouch arrangement, B. J. Wantor caused 11, it. WMlior to convoy James Sf. Walker tho following described land situated In Cook County, viz. t the oast SO acres of the oast % of tho north 120 acres of tho northwest# of Section 0, Township 33, North Range 14, oast of the 3d principal meridian, excepting a strip of land skirting a railroad ; that tho transfer was duly effected; that though tho deed thereof is absolute on Its faco James M. Walker is really only tho trustee of tho land j that the agreement was that complainants and other creditors of tho Slurgeses should have a first lion on the prop erty ; that Samaol J. Walker claims that the Sturgcsoa received tho deed of conveyance in ab solute payment of his indebtedness to them, and that the land belongs to them subject to rights of their creditors; that all other credit ors who woro secured by tho trust deed of tho property have boon paid; that they have re peatedly applied to tlio Sturgeaos and to S. J. (Walker for payment of thoir debt without suc cess, and have applied ineffectually to James M, Walker to sell tho land for their benefit; that, prior to the conveyance of tho land already men tioned, Henry 11. Walker convoyed tho same land to one Henry Walker, of Chicago, by a trust deed, to secure a promissory note for $25,000, which has boon paid, but that the trust deed has not boon discharged, and remains a cloud on tho title to said promises. To tho end that tho various defendants may bo examined with regard to tho case, complainants petition that an account ho taken of what is duo thorn, and that the Court will decree tho debt is to bo paid. ,$293,G07.27 308.05 2,342.29 .$208,037.27 $1,115,831.10 Thoanswer of Frodorickaßrandt, wife of Etnct Brandt, bankrupt, to tho petition of tbo Assignee asking tho Court to declare tho Lot 133, Mil waukee avenue, on which tho bankrupts prom ises stand, ana which woro transferred to Fred ericks by Ernst at a time when ho expected to die, and when ho alleges himself to have been in a solvent state, was, yesterday, filed by Ela & Parker, her attorneys. She atUrms that the mis description of was a more clerical error, tho street-number of tho house having boon er roneously given as tho number of tbo lot. All declarations In tho petition as to her husband's being in a notorious state of an insolvency at tbo transfer she denies in toto. Thus an issue is raised, and tho vexed question will now shortly come up for tho final decision of tho Court. claim ron a SIO,OOO attorney fee. In Judge Tree's Court the sensation was tho case John Olney v. Dockon and Peebles, in which tho plaintiff, an attorney, seeks for the modest little foe of 610,000. 'The defendants are his nephews, and tho sons-in-law of a lately deceased wealthy citizen of Shawnootown. When this old gentleman died, tho poignancy of his sons-in-law's grief was woefully intensified by the fact that ho had not loft his odd throo hun dred thousand dollars in a manner which pleased (hem. Like a good many people in quest of funds, they naturally looked to thoir “ uncle," whoso legal acumen they retained by promising him SIO,OOO should ho succeed in sotting aaido tbo obnoxious will. Somotimo subsequently,' during tbo fire, and when, as plaintiff alleges, ho was busy attending to tbo wants of his family, ho received from de fendants, n telegram tolling him to “ Como im mediately," that is to say, to Shawuootown. Ho did not do so. oven when a second message of similar laconic import arrived, and now urges that both messages wore too vague and general to warrant a professional man's leaving ins busi ness without further explanation. Subsequent ly, defendants compromised tho litigation with tbo heirs so that plaintiff’s services woro not required, and his claim for the SIO,OOO 100 was ignored. Tho case was continued until to-day. In tho Fuller* Tuck-Creasor Patent Infringe ment suits, before Judges Drummond and Blod gett, on motion for temporary injunction, the Court yesterday refused tbo motion, on the ground that there could only bo an infringe ment on tho patent where the mechanism of the infringing tuck-croasor, was identical with that of thoso patents, as regards tho application of tho power of the noodle oar. Tho opinion of tho Court was tbo eamo in tho cases of both tho Fuller and tho Bose patents. Tho complainant contended that tho crease made by thoso patents could not be made by any other machine without infringement. Tho case may oomo up again in another shape. An attorney who is in a position to know, yesterday stated that tho Illinois Mutual Com pany was about to ho put into bankruptcy, in Springfield, or had boou; n fact which is not gen erally known, and which those unfortunate cred itors who are fighting the myth of an obligatory clause to bring suit in Madison County, instead of in Chicago, cannot bo made aware of too soon. Tho particulars of an argument on this obliga tory clause, aud Judge Tree's decision thereon, published in yesterday’s Tribune, led to tho attorney in question giving this information for the benefit of those whom it may concern. PATENT SHINGLE MACHINE SUIT. Tho patented Everts shingle roacliiuo suite, in tho United States Circuit Court, vroro on hearing, yesterday, before Judge Blodgett. The evidence was concluded yesterday, and tho arguments vrill bo made to-morrow morning. Tho ownor of this patent is Harry U. Everts, a Chicago man, who is well known iu tho West. It is contended by tho complainant that tho different defend ants against whom ho has brought suit liavo made machines identical with his patout in all respects, and conclusive evidence on that point was given. In tho matter of Goorgo P. Baldwin, denial of bankruptcy was withdrawn, aud adjudication was entered by confession, roturuablo May 8, before Grant. • John F. Collins yesterday petitioned for dis charge, and tho usual order for creditors' moot ing was made, to take place before Hubbard on the 18th of May. Tho order of dismissal, In tho matter of Nich olas Lambert, was yesterday made absolute. A petition for discharge was also filed, by James M. Loomis, and a similar order was made to that m tho matter of John F. Collins. Tho same on the petition of William O. Clarke. Tho same in tho matter of Ebohozor G. Wooloott. The attorneys in tho matter of M. Prescott wore yesterday allowed foes and cobta Amount* ing to $202. Leave was yesterday given to withdraw certain papers in the matter of Join* J. Lake. Alary Mclntyre, formerly a servant In tho house of one Bragg, was charged with stealing from him u gold watch and chain and a $2.50 gold piece. Bragg was unable to convict tho prisoner, and Mary was found nob guilty aud oot at liberty. Tho straw-halier Barker, who was found guilty of perjury at tho last term of tho Oonrt, was brought up for sentence by Judge Parwoll. Barker Is an old politician, was a loading man among tho small fry during former campaigns, and, fooling that tho present was probably tho last opportunity ho would have o t ventilating his eloquence for some time, ho delivered a long harangue to tho. Court. At its conclusion, ho was sentenced to two Years in tho Penitentiary, THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: WED THE COURTS. Curious Will Case. THE CRANDT MATTER, THE TUCK-OREABEB PATENT SUITS. TUE ILLINOIS MUTUAL. rankruptct matters. A full panel of potty jurors has boon obtained, but there are only six grand jurors secured. It was a brother of Tonnio 0. Olallin who hailed out 0. Young, tho indecent oxposory man, who had boon convicted before Banyou on six indictments, and lined SIOO for each offense. CONTEMPT OP COOBT. Another contempt of Court case occurred yes terday, this timo in Judge Booth’s Court, involv ing a Juror; hut it was free from tho taint of mercenary motives which characterised that in Judgo Rogers’ Court, tbo other day. Samuel Malcom, the same who was defendant In tho suit for borrowing a horso and buggy on Now Year’s day from ono Booth, was called to act as jtiror in tho case of Fallam v. Lamed. Ho pleaded in ability to act on tho ground of bolng Intoxicated and brought up so much diroot evidence in proof of his assertion that affidavits woro dispensed with, and tho Judgo ordered him to bo takon im mediately to tho County Jail, for contempt of Court, until able to appear in a state of sobriety. THE COTJBTB IN IHHEF. In Judgo Booth's Court, tho case of Booth v. Malcom was first takon up. Tho defendant, on Now Year’s Day, 1872, borrowed plaintiff’s horse and buggy wUhout.loavo, and used it up gener ally. The jury found him liable for S7OO dam ages. In Fallam ot 01. v. Lamed ot al., tho Flaintlffs, who woro subcontractors under do oudauts, sued for mechanics’ lion. In tho Circuit Court, Baxter, Boyle Go. sue John IC. Pnllan & Co., in assumpsit, claiming SIO,OOO damages. The defendants, thoy allege, are indebted to them in $3,876.70. for stoves and iron merchandise sold them. Elizabeth Card!- noil sues Peter Boglor and David Noddomoyor for $5,000, for trespass in tho case. Harriot O. Thomas brings action for trespass against Lo land Hoodie, John Todhuntor, N. A.Carmington, O. D. Roberts, O. B. Woahor, and William Lake, laying damages at SIO,OOO. Nicholas Golden sues John Schroodor for trespass on tho ease ; damages, $5,000. Hattie E. Hill, administratrix of tho estate of tho lato John Hilt, sues tho Michigan Central Railroad for trespass on the case; damages, $5,000. In Judgo Rogers' court tho continued caso of Kelsey v. Jacques resulted In a verdict for plain tiff, with $51.26 damages. • The caso of Schwartz and Kies v. Lincoln occupied tho greater part of tho day. Plaintiff sues for an amount alleged to ho duo him on work done on tho basement of a house which defendant was building, and for bricks u*od In th« construe tlon. The defense was based on an alleged brooch of contract by plaintiff after tho fire, but did not dotor tho Jury from bringing in a verdict for plaintiff, with SI,OOO damages. On motion of petitioner’s attorney, it was ordered that tho assessment by Supervisors and Assessors of the town of Lake Yiow bo sot aside, without preju dice, at petitioner's cost, and that tho Commis sioners have leave to withdraw tbo assessment roll, and report from tho flics. Before Judge Tree, in the caso of Haonol v. Schultz, a voidiot was rendered for tho defend ant. In Ray v. Enzouhoonor, plaintiff obtained $271.25 damages. In Judge Gary’s Court tho cause, Johnston v. Hoacook was dismissed for want or equity. In Judge Porter’s Court, tbo suit brought by tho Calumet &. Chicago Canal and Dock Com pany, for trespass, against Fetor Bchlund, dam ages SI,OOO, was yesterday hoard. The plaintiff, thoy allege, with tho most open contempt of tho Company’s fences, put up ono of his own, cut ting off a slice of their property; and built a house thereon. Tho case will bo continued to day.—ln tho case of Luhring v. Clifford, plaintiff got a verdict for S3OO, defendant moving for a now trial. It is ordered that all cases ponding in tho Circuit Court, Chancery side, previous to tho <firo of October 8, 1871, and which havo not boon rodockotod, on molion of parties com plainant or defendant, on or before tho Bth of April, 1873, bo dismissed at tho costs of tho com plainant or complaints, for want of prosooutiou, without prejudice. GENERAL NOTES. The whole of tho suits in tho litigation for tho Huntor estate, an account of which wan given in yesterday’s Tribune, are now in tho hands of tho *Glork. Messrs. Paddock A Idea aro tho attor neys. judge Blodgett starts for Pooria on tho 15th. Ono of tho main objects of his Honor’s visit is to aid in tho perfecting of tho restoration of records in that part of tho district, vory little in that di rection having boon accomplished since tho firo. Oakes Amos, together with Oliver Amos, Oakes A. Ames, Oliver Amos tho second, and Frederick L. Amos, seek, in tho Superior Court, to obtain from 0. F. Beal, 11. Andrews, and David 8. Cook, tho sum of SGOO, for merchandise supplied. In tho matter of Van Volzor & BlaKeman, R. E. Jonkins was yoatorday oloctod Assignee. Judge Blodgett will not preside, to-day, in tho District Court, and there will be no court till to morrow. NEW SUITS. Tno UKmm Rtatxs Circuit Count—Jacob 0. Bow ser ot aU v. Frederic nurxnart, CatUorlno Burkliarl, andP. J. Boollo; oßsumpßit, SI,OOO. Thb Superior Court—43,Oi9 —rreOerick Haskell ct nl v. Albert and Buckingham Starnes, Samuel J,, Henry 11., and James M. Walker, and lienry "Waller; bill for accounting. 42,951—Appeal. 43.918—Oakes Ames, Oliver Amos, Oakes A. Ames, Oliver Ames (second), and Frederick L. Amos v. 0. T. Boal, F. L. Andrews, and David 8. Cook; assumpsit, SCOO. The Circuit Court.—6,4Bß—o. B. Burchard v, Ella J. Frisboe; restored case. 6,4B9—Appeal. 0,490 Jacob U. Smith v. "William 11. Camp; assumpsit, SI,OOO. 6,4ol—Boardman H. Leavenworth et al v. Charles E. "Whiteman; restored case. 6,492—Elizabeth Cardwell v. Peter Seglor and David Ncddcrmeyor; trespass on the case, $5,000. C.493—Harriet 0. Thomas v. Inland Mootfle, John Todhunter, N. 8. Carrington, 0. D. Roberta, G, B. Woabor, and "William Lake; trespass, SIO,OOO. o,4o4—Thomas Baxter ot al ~ John E. and "William I'ullcn; assumpsit, $19,000, 6,49s—Appeal. 6,49o—Nicholas Gooden v. John Bchracder; trespass on the case. $5,C00. 6,497-Hattlo £. Hill, administra trix of estate of late John Hill, v. Michigan Central Railroad; trespass on the case, $5,009. JEFFERSON DAVIS. Tho Secret Why lie wni Not Prose* cutoil explained by Judge Clifford) of Massachusetts* Tho Charleston (8. O.) Daily News, March 29, is responsible for tno following rovolatlous mado by Judge Clifford, last wook t ot a dinner party given in that city by Col. Bichard Lathers to a numbor of distinguished Northern gentleman, who. at Col. Lathers' tablo, mot somo of tho loading gentlemen of South Carolina. Tho News remarks, after referring to tho conversation upon the Wobstor-rorkmau murder, in which Judgo Clifford prosecuted as Attorney-General of Massachusetts: "Another event of groat historical Interest in which Judgo Clifford participated was tho solemn consultation of a small number of tbo most ablo lawyers of tho North at Washington, alow months after tho war. upon tho momontous question ns to whether tbo Federal Government should commence a criminal prosecution against tho Hon. Jefferson Davis for his participation and leadership in tho war of accession. In this council, which was surrounded at tho timo with tho utmost secrecy, and which has uovoryotboon described, wore United States Attorney-General Speed, Judge Clifford, tho Hon. William M. Everts, and perhaps half a dozen others, who had boon selected from tho wholo Northern pro fession for their legal ability and acumen, and tho result of their deliberation was tbo suddon abandonment of the caso by tho Federal Gov ernment in view of tbo iusnrmountablo difficul ties la the way of getting a final conviction,

which wore revealed by their patient study of tho law bearing upon tho caso. Mr. Hoodloy, then mid now a near neighbor and intimate friend of Judgo Clifford, rotates that, boforo tbo latter sot out for Washington to join this conference, ho paid him (Mr. Hoadloy) tho compliment of call ing upon him to consult upon tho momentous question which ho was about to assist in solving, and it was agreed botwoon them that, unless u wore clear that the conviction of Mr. Davis wculd follow Ids trial, and that tho law and tho facts on tho sido of tho prosecution would bo irresistible in tho Bupromo Court, as well as in whatever court of original jurisdiction tho caso might bo initiated, it would bo tho part of wisdom and true statesmanship, as woll as policy, not to bo gin tho prosecution. Tho conference took placo, and was long, learned, and profound. Tho X'odoral Gonb.itution, tho law of nations, tho decisions of tho Supremo Court in tho trial of Aaron Burr, and othor causes colohres, having moro or loss hear ing on tho caso then under consideration, and iho wholo list of State trials in tho history of tbo civilized world, wore studied, weighed, analyzed, and dissected. The council wore divided upon somo points and agreed upon others. Somo wore at first strenuous for prosecution; others who had weighed the subject moro carefully, in sisted from tho first upon tho futility of such a course; and finally tho wiser counsels of tho latter prevailed, and tho proposed prosecution of Mr. Davis was, ns will no roraomborod, sud denly abandoned, although it may doubtless bo nowu to many of our readers to learn that this sudden change of polioy was tho direct result of this solemn conclave. Aftor tho council had adjourned, and Judge Clifford had returned to his homo. Mr. Hoadloy inquired tho result of their deliberations, and Judgo Clifford mado a striking and characteristic reply iu something liko tho following language: "llomarkablo as the fact may appear, wo find that tho laws of tho Uni ted States aro not so const-acted as to afford any certainty of punishing high treason or rebellion, and Mr. Davis, If arraigned under them, cannot bo brought to conviction. Perhaps lb is that tho mon who framed our fundamontal low and system of government, and who wore thou fighting for 'AY, APRIL 9, 1873. liberty, -with halters about tliolr necks, did not nay much attention to the question of punishing In the future the aota which they wore commit ting themselves.” Another reminiscence, Illustrating tho sontl monl of the thinking men in tho North in IHO6, was rolnlod by Mr Iloadloy of tho Hon. John A. Andrew, then Governor of Massachusetts. It wan on tho clay of tho grand review of tho Fed eral army lu Woshinglan } a number of gentle men wore being entertained at tho residence of Gen. B. L. M. Barlow. In that city, and tho con versation had turned to tho oubjoct of bringing tho loaders of tho Confederate cause to punish ment under tho criminal law of tho land, when Gov. Andrew expressed himself ns follows s "Itcannot bo done. Tho criminal law has no application hero. Why, it is proved by its very title that tho criminal taw In a law for criminals—tho laws or tho code of laws formed by tho great body of tho people, who aro in tho main good men, for tho regulation and punishment of tho had men scattered hero and there throughout society. But when a whole people commit an act, rash, impolitic, and dire ful In Its consequences though it may bo, aud tho best and wisest men and women ortho whole people participate therein, encourage and loadit, It in impossible to consider tho criminal law ns being framed to moot (hat case, or ns being in any way applicable thereto. Thoso people appealed to tho arbitrament of war, and thoy have suffered by tho war—that is their punishment. X believed in giving them war, when it was war thoy wanted,— yes, and I gavo a Captain's commission once to a Massachusetts sergeant for no other reason than that ho had, with his own hands, hanged seven guerrillas. That was war; that was the measure of their punishment, but criminal law has nothing to do with thin case." This declaration of tho em phatic Governor of Massachusetts caused tho remark, when related yesterday, that it had an historical parallel in tho famous words of Burke, when ho told tho British Parliament, in refer ence to tho American revolutionists, that lie “ know of no way to wrlto an Indictment of a whole people.” CONGRESSMAN SCOFIELD. Ho Climbs a Greased Polo at Oil City. KU Vlowa on tlio flrodlt JTXotilHor matter—A Stock-Jobbing- Operation— VanrtorMlt’fi speculation—Tho Po tential Press"-Secret of the Investi gation Intrigue. from thf Oil City Derrick. Assuming from Congressman G. W. Scofield’s experience at 'Washington, and tho mention of his namo in connection with tho Credit Mobilior investigation, that ho know something interest ing about tho matter, one of tho Derrick staff mot Hr. Scofield, and had a free conversation with him on tho matter. Tho following is tho suhstauco of what was said : Reporter—Mr. Scofield, you havo boon having some protty exciting times in Washington ? Bcofiold—Yes, and some of thorn needlessly so. The thing got to going, and no ono soomod to know how to stop It. R.—What started it ? S.-Woll, tho whole thing originated in a stock-jobbing operation of Vanderbilt’s, or, as it is called, tho Vanderbilt interest. R.—what had ho to do with tho Credit Mobilior ? B. —Tho Credit Mobilior is only another namofortho old management of tho Union Pacific Railroad. As officers of the road they made con tracts with themselves as officers of tho Credit Mobilior, by which they made an immense sum of money—stated from nine millions upwards. Thoy made this on construction contracts and on tho sale of Qovommont bonds, on tho first mort gages on tho road, and still had loft tho enor mous land-grants—for thoy became virtually tho ownors of the road. There was no disturbance about this until tho road changed hands. R. —Why didn’t they keep it ? S. Tho Amoses failed, and Vanderbilt bought their stock. Ho bought everywhere he could until ho hold a controlling interest and got tho organization. Then ho tried to mako some of tho old officers disgorge some of their big profits. I have heard, though with what truth I cannot say, that Amos offered to compromise for $25,- 000. No settlement was made. 11.—Was the M’Comb suit a port of this Van derbilt squeeze ? S.—Only incidentally, if at oil. Thoy took another way to bring it about. Thoy sot tho press on tho track. R.—What interest had tho press in tho mat ter? S.—ldo not know, except thoy wore put at it by tho Vanderbilt party. It is said that ho em ployed fivo loading dailies in Now York and the West to opou on tho Credit Mobilior operations m frauds on the Government Tho insignificant M’Comb suit furnished the hint and excuse, and tho disturbance commenced. Vanderbilt kept in tho background, and tho press opouod th« agita tion on high public grounds. R.—What woe tho object of all this ? B. —First, to crcato a public ooutimont that would compel investigation; and. second, on that to found legislation that should compel tho old owners of tho Union Pacific Road to disgorge. Thoy wanted tho United States to suo tho Credit Mobilior chaps. R.—How was Vanderbilt interested in tho claims of tho Unitod.Btatos ?. B.—Ho wasn’t, and thoro is tho rub. Ho want ed tho United States to compel tho Credit Mo bilior to disgorge for hia bonolit. Al) that is got out of thorn will go into Vanderbilt's pocket, and the Government will not got a cent of it. Ho started this row to put up Union Pacific stock iu tho market, and got several millions out of tho Credit Mobilior stockholders. B.—Did ho accomplish it ? B.—A resolution was passed instructing tho Attorney-General to commence suit in tho namo of tho united States; tho United States will pay ail tho costa of prosecution, and Vanderbilt will got all that is recovered. B.~Do you mean to say that tho United States had no interest in tho Credit Mobilior stealings, and has not boon wronged ? S.—Not a cent’s worth. Thb only wrong over inflicted on tho Government, if any, was when tho Government lion on tho road was mado a second mortgage ; and thoro is no doubt but tho security is amnio to indemnify tho Government against loss. Tho owners of tho road are owners of its first mortgage. They can’t own it twice. This change of tho priority of lien was mado be fore tho organization of tho Credit Mobilior, and had no commotion with it. As it is tho Govern ment is to bo a cat’s paw to haul Vanderbilt’s chestnuts out of tho Credit Mobilior fire, aud that’s tho objective point and sum total of tho whole investigation. B.—What ovidonco is thoro that this is & Van derbilt speculation ? S.—Quo fact is sufficient proof. Tho Central Pacific Railroad. built under tho samo laws and subsidies, had also uu ineido ring, liko tho Credit Mobilior. Tho road was built in tho samo way; an immouso sum was mado by tho officers, probably a larger steal thau Amos aud his party got on tho othor road. But thoro has boon no disturbance, no investigation, no suit by tho United States ? Why ? Because tho road has not changed hands. Tho parties who mado tho grab still owu tho road, and thoro is no ono wronged and no ono to complain. Thoro is no Vanderbilt in that case. If thoro was, you would havo that road investigated at tho demand of some press syndicate. B.—How can tho press secure such conces sions to Us demnuds? Would its voico bo so potential if It had not right on its side ? S.—Tho dally press rules tho country. No statesman, no political party, no corporation can stand against them. They cannot bo resisted, ozcopt for a short timo ou some groat issue aud at enormous expense— as in tho last campaign. By prodigious efforts with speeches aud public documents wo succeeded last fall in carrying tbo election against a powerful press syndicate; but wo can’t koep up the effort and they can. Tho Now York Tribune, Cincinnati Com mercial, Louisville Courier-Journal, Chicago Tribune, aud Bt. Louis Republican—only five papers—wore able to put tho wholo Republican party lo its trumps, and, with a bettor ticket, plight havo defeated Grout. It.—Well, is not tho power of those papers ovi donco that they havo right ou their Hide. Is it not woll to havo powerful proas with tho peo ple F S.—They may or may not bo with tho people. They load tho pooplo,and if in tho bauds of unre liable men may mislead thorn. Most of thoso papers aro managed by young men who, a fow years ago, wore correspondents who had to oko out a living by obtaining small clerkships in Washington. Such power in tho hands of so fow men, however good, Is dangerous; tho temptations to abuso of privilege aro groat, and tho chances of being dotoctod aro romoto. For in stance : aj'entlonian who was onco commercial editor on Forney’s Press toldmo thatFornoy onco instructed him to" write down Heading stock." Ho did so, as did several other loading papers. Beading wont down rapidly. Thou Forney said one morning, "Write «p Beading.” So tho samo papers all wrote up tho road aud its busl •uobs and management. Tho stock went up rap idly. After tho ring had unloaded, ho was or dered to again "write dojon Beading.” Ho de clined and resigned his position. Such power as that is not safo hi tho hands of spooulators. B.—You havo loft the country press out of your calculation. They circulate more copies, ars nearer tho people, ami ought to havo more influence thau the big dailies. B,—True, and somo of them do. But thoy aro largely dependent upon metropolitan papers for tn,„. , ( mo moir uunonai cue from tho dallies. They aro. however. the moat rolinblo chock to undue power and tho abuse of It In tho big dailies, and tholr circulation and in fluence pbould bo enhanced. For that loaucml opposed Imposing postage on country papers as an offaot to tho repeal of mileage. , After expressing tho opinion that Mr. Scofield ami tho men in Washington generally overesti mated the power of tho “big doilies, 0 and had boon unduly scored; and that no part of tho f>rosa could long maintain any popular influence n a wrong, corrupt, or Bolflnh course, our re porter led tho conversation to other topics. Nothing was said directly about tho effect of tho investigation on tho Congressmen said to bo Im plicated, but Mr. S. seemed to think but few— two or throe—men had boon irretrievably ruined, and that when tho facts about tho stock jobbing character of tho affair bocaroo known, a reaction In tho public mind would sot In, which would leave oven those moat seriously affected in much better favor with tbo people. ■\Vliiit to Do in Case of Accident* Fro/. Wilder, of Oornoll Unlvorntty. says jifoorc’fl liural Kcw~Yovkcr, gives tho following ohort rules for action In cases of accident, which will bo found useful to remember: For dust In tho eyes, avoid rubbing ; dash water m them; remove cinders, oto., with tho round point of a load pencil. llomovo water from tho oar by tepid water ? never put a bard hißirumont into the car. If any artery is out, compress above tbo wound; If a vein Is cut, compress below. If choked, got on all fours and cough. For Blight bums, dip the part in cold water; if the skin is destroyed, cover with varnish. Smother a fire with carpets, Ac. ; ‘ water will often spread burning oil, and increase the dan ger. Before passing through smoko take a long breath, aud then stoop low ; but if carbouio acid gas Is annpootod, walk erect. Suck poisoned wounds, unless your mouth Is sore; enlarge tbo' wound, or, bettor cut out tho nart without delay ; hold tho- wounded pact as long as can .bo borne to a hot coal or end. of a cigar. ... In case of poisoning, excite vomiting by tick ling tbo throat, or by warm water and mustard. For acid poisons, give alkalies; for alkaline poisons, givo acids—white of egg Is good Inmost coses; in a coho of opium-poisoning give strong coffee, and keep moving. If in water; tfdal oh the back, with the nose and mouth projecting. - • For apoplexy, raiso tho head and body; for fainting, lay the person flat. AMUSEMENTS. NIXON’S, Cllnton-st., between Randolph and Washington. JAMES W. 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Wonona, Laoon, Waafjlntfton ICz* . . pro** (Wostom D1v1ri0n.)...... * 4:10 p. m. 1 ItlOp. in. ,Toilet A. Dwight Acoomo’dritlnn. * 4:10 p. m. * B:40a. m. HI. lymin A Sprlngllold Lightning Kzprosv, fin Main Line, anualau ViaJackaonvlllo Division....... 110:00 p. m. U7:Bop.ra. Kansas (Jltr ICtpross, via Jock* mmvlllo, 111., A Louisiana, Mo.. 110:00 p. m. 117:80 a. m. Joffcreon Oltr kzpro**...... IJO;Wp. m. ri7:3oa. m. Poorla, Kookulc £lluri'n nx * flaw r. m. { 8:10 p. m. UDaily, via Main Lino, and dally oznopt 8a JaoknonviUo Division, it Dally, via Main Line oxcept Monday, via Jacksonville Division. if. PAUL IB Cnnnt‘sU,{ id rtf Depot, CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & Si Union Depot, corner Mwliton anti 217 JVeit Maiiiinn-el, am Mllirankno, Bi. Paul A Mlnnoap* nil* Day Kxjirnss...., MilwnuUon A Pralrlo dn Onion 1 0:00 a. tn. 17:20 a. m. *4: Bop, in. *ll:20a. tn. Mail ami ICxprnM Mlhmikoc. Kt, Paul A Mlnncnp olUNlght Etpraaa 10:00 P» m. * 6:00 p. m. CHICAGO. BURLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD. Depole—font of Lake-tt., ItnUantuxv., anti amt Canal nml Slrtrenth’ile, Ticket oflee in Mriggi Ifouet ami ul depoll MMI and Kinross....... I)uhui|uo and Hloux Olty Kxp. I’aclilo Pant. Lino * 7 s 18 a. m. •0:10 a. m. •10:00». m. * S:l6p. tn. • 4:20 p. in. * |j'*r, p. m. • 6:30 p. m. I.OOp. m. fOsOOp. in. tllsixip. m. •11:00 n. m. • 0:18 p. m. 7:ib «. m. Galesburg Pa55enger.,,......,... .Mondota A Ottawa Passenger... Aurora Passenger Aurora Passenger....,,., Aurora Passenger (Sunday)..... Datimiuo A Hlntix City Exp...... Pacific Night Express Downor’a Grove Accommodation ,Downer's Orovu Accommodation ■ OUaira««(l titroaUirVoiioDßoe,. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. Depot foot rf Lake-tl. and foot of' qffift, 76 Canal-it., earner <\j' .tfndlion Rt. Louis Eipress Bt. Louis Fast Lino.. Cairo Afall Cairo ICziireis Springfield Express Bprlnglloltl Express Dubuque A Sioux City Ex........ Dubuque * Sioux Oily Ex........ ••Oilman Patsongor. Hyde Park and Oak Woods.. Hydo Pork and Oak Woods Hydo Park and Oak Woods Hydo Park and Oak Woods Hydo Park and Oak Woods Hydo Park and Oak Woods Hydo Park and Oak Woods.. Hydo Park and Oak Woods ilydo Park and Oak Woods • 7:30 a. m. t 8:16 p. in. • 7:30 a. m. t S:l6p. m. 4 7:30 a. ra. t B:lfip. m. • 0:16 a. in. t 9:00 p. in. 4 6:16 p. m, • <1:10 a. m. • 7:10 a. m. 5 9:09 a. m. 413:10 p. in. 1 8:00 p. m. • -1:30 p. m. • 6:16 p. nt. • 6:l0p. m. *ll:Wp. ra. **On Saturdays this train wilt ho run to Ohat CHICAGO, INDIANAPOLIS & CINCINNATI LINE. VIA KANKAKEE ROUTE. JVom (Ac Great Central /tailroarf Depot, foot For through tteketl and ileeping-car bertht anj office, ?5 Canal-et., comer Jfaditon; 120 irat jv-emonl Home, corner Congren-et. and Uichlat foot of rwenly-eecond-el. Leave Chicago !• 8:00 s. m.|S 8:00 p. m. Arrive at Indianapolis (• 4:30 p. to. [} B:Ma. m. Arrive at Cincinnati |* 9:30 p. 9:15 a. m. Only line running Saturday night train to Cincinnati. Ful/man sleepers on night trains. CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD. Ticket office, SI ir«i< ifadlton-et. Pacific Fast Line Dubuque Day fix. via Clinton... Pacific Night Express.. Dubuque Night Ex. via Clinton. Freeport A Dnhnqne Express.... Freeport A Dubuque Express.... Milwaukee Mall Milwaukee Express Milwaukee Passenger...... Milwaukee Passenger (daily).... Green Bay Express. Bt. Paul Express... Green Bar Express Bt. Paul Express *10:16 a. in. 10:15 a. m. tl0:15p, m. 10:15 p. m. * 9:16 a. m. * 9:15 p. m. * B:00 a. m. * 9:80 a. ra. * 6:00 p. tn. §11:00 p. m. 9:40 a. m. •10U0 a. tn. * 9:00 p. tn. 19:30 p. m. CHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILROAD. Depot, corner of Jintriton ami Shermanite, Ticket differ, 83 U’ssl MadUon-tt. Omaha,Loavonw'thAAtcblsonEx *10:00 a. m. * 4;00p. m. Peru Accommodation * 6:00 p. m. * 9:30 a. ra. Night Express tl0:00p.m. t 7:00 a. m. LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD. Depot, comer Earrieon and 57i#nnan-»ta. Ticket aftleu, nor(Aie<Ji corner Clark and Randolph-elt,, and eoulhuest corner Omni and HadUon-itt, MM], via Mr Lino and Main Lino * BpoQtal Now York JSzprm*. rU Air Lino..; * Atiantio Uxpreu. rta Air Line.. Night Rxprosa, via Main Lino.... ,J Klthart Accommodation 1 9:00 a. m, • 6:15 p. m. *19:00 p. in. # i * 8:40 p. m. , CHICAGO. DANVILLE & VINCENNES RAILROAD. Fiuienger Depot C. it St, Louie Depot, comer of Ca• freight aiid Ticket office 163 iraiAfnj-fon-if. Mail • 7:40 a. m. Evansville ± Torro Haute Ex. ■ * 7:00 p. m. PITTSBURGH. FORi WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILROAD. Day Express Paoilio Express..... Fast Lino - Mall Valparaiso Accommodation, * 9:00 a. m. 16:10 p. m. +*8;00p. m. * 4:55 a. m. * 3:40 p. m. MICHIGAN CENTRAL & GREAT WESTERN Depot, foot ci f l.ak e. it . ami foot of IWr Ticlut office, 75 Canal-*/., corner 4/ Afadt * 6:30 A m. * fl :00 a. ra. f 8;35 p. m. t 5:16 p. m. t*9:oop. m. MalWvla main and air line) Day Express Jackson Accommodation Atlantic Express . Night Express INDIANAPOLIS VIA PERU ROAD. Mali Night Express.... OIUND RAPIDS AND PENTWATEII. Morning Express Night Expre55.............. * 5:30 a. m. f9:io p. m. 9,00 a. m. t9:10 p. m. HENRY O. WENTWORTH, MEDICAL CARDS. A Book Tor Every Man. Tho “BOIKNOE OF LIFE, OR SELF-PRESERVA TION,” a Medical Treatise on tho Oauso and Cure of Exhausted Vitality, Premature Decline la Alan, Nervous and Physical Debility, Hypochondria, Impotoncy, aud all other diseases arising from tho errors of vouth or tbs indiscretions or excesses of mature roars. This Is Indeed a book for every man. Thousand* have been (aught by this work tho true way to health and happiness. It Is tht cheapest and best medical work over published, and ths only one on this class of ills worth reading. 190 th edition, revised, much enlarged, illustrated, bound la beautiful French cloth. I'rioo only *l. Bent ra.II,, on receipt of price. Address PEABODY MKDIOAt INSTITUTE. No. 167 South Olark-st., Chicago, or Dr. O. W. 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KRAN U the only physician la the city who war* rants cures or no pay. OOloe hours from Ba.m. to 8 p.m. NO CURE, NO PAY. . A sure care for Herrons Debility, Low Spirits, Loss of Memory, Energy, 4o„ Is Dr. Mott's Hjrb Cure. IT NEVER FAILS. A psokage BENT FREE on trial by IV. ORQIX A CO.. CoTinaton. Ky. THREADS. | &P. COATS’ *' BEST SIX-COED fit n9 M Ttails Are soft finished* without tho use of any sub* stance whatever to produco an artificial gloss, thereby preserving tbo superior strength of alx-cord thread* The now shade of black has a allUea polish, and all numbers uro warranted six-curd to 100 Inclusive. Tor Bala by all Dry Goods Doolors, ASK FOR J. & P. COATS' BUCK. And !>■* U for MahUino flowing. 3 iturday, via 3, and dolly, AILWAY. Ticket Offleo Arrive. leave. Arrive. , Leave, • 4.16 p. m, • a slop, ra.i • 3:10 p. tn, • 8:00 p. roj • 0:66 a. m • 8:16 a. m. • 8:66 a. m. 9:65 a. m. 1 7:00 a. ra. i 6:00 a. 4 fi:6op. m. * 7:1.1 n. in, 8:00 p. m. Tiektl m. Arrive. Leave, * 9;00p. m. * 7:66 a. m. * 9:00 p. m. * 7:55 a. m. * 9:00 p. m. * 7:65 a. m. * 2:oo p. m. * 7:00 a. in. * 9:00 a. m. * 6:49 a. in. * 7:45 a. m. * 8:40 a. in. * 9:00 a. ra. 610:30 a. m. } 1:46 p. mj * 6:20 p. m. * 6:65 p. ra. * ra. ipalgn. THROUGH ( of Ldkt-tt. aply at Ticket ■uhingtonM.i jan-ap.,* all* Arrive, Leave, * 8:46 p. m. 8:46 p. ra. £6:30 a. m. 6:30 a. m. * 2:00 p. ra. * 7:00 a. ra. *10:16 a. m* * 4:00 p. ra. * 7:40 p. m. § 6:00 a. m. 1 7:16 p.m. 6.00 p. ra. * 6:20 a. tn. t 6:60 a. ra. Arrive. Leave. Arrive. 6:40 a. m. * 9:20 p. m. a .-00 p. m. BKW a. m. *16:30 a. m. '10:10 a. m. Arrive. Leave. jMMOp. m. If 7:30 a. m. Arrive, litave. I 7:80 p. m. i 6:80 a. m. (••8:00 a. m. ' 6:10 p. m. * 8:50 a. m. RAILROADS (nty-tecond-it Uion. Arrive. Leave. 1 8:45 p. u. * 8:00 p, m. (10:20 a. m, \ 8:00 a.m. I*6 :30 a. m. *B:4Sp. in. •6:30 a m. 8:00 p. m. *6:00 a. m.