Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 12, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 12, 1873 Page 1
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VOLUME 26. TO KENT. OFFICES. A few Very Desirable Offices axe offered for rent in tbe Trib une Building. Single or in suites. With and without Vaults. English Tile Floors through out the Building. Elevator running during all business hours. These Offices are not equaled in the city. The best for all classes of business requiring a central lo cation. W. C. DOW, Room 1 Nevada .Block. TO RENT, Three Elegant Lofts, TOBEY’S BUILDING, 8. B. corner State and Jaotecm-flta, Elegant north and west light. Size, 40x150, Term a moderate. Apply to WM. H. SAMPSON & CO., TO HT, WITH POWER, Booms 40 by 100 foot, or of smaller sizes to suit, at SHERWOOD’S SCHOOL FURNITURE FACTORY, 103 & 103 South Cannl-at. For Bent. The first-class A No. 1 storo, 40x100, northwest comer Lako*nt. snd Fifth-av.; on reasonable tonus to desirable tenant. All modem Improvements. JOHN A. YALE, Agent, 7 Bryan Block, Itij LaSnllo st. TO BENT. Offices, first-class finish and well lighted, for sl9, sl6, f2O each, at 47 LnHallo-st., near Court-House Square. By yM. H. OONUON, Uonn! 2. . TO BENT. • Storeß3 Lakc-st., 20x140, four stories and basement, vault and elevator. Opposite now Tremonfc Honso. Ap ply to , W. H. CLARK!?, Room 14. southeast corner Adams and LaSnlln-sts. NEW PUBLICATIONS. Mason & Eoadley’s System for Beginners. Compiled by two omloont and nucoosaful toaohors, it has acquired an excellent reputation, cannot foil to satisfy both 'masiornnd scholar,"ami Is unexcelled by any other Method for tho Pianoforte. Price, SB.OO. American Time Book. In ono sense THE Sacred Muslo Bonk of tho ago, since It contains 1,000 of tho Best Tunes and Anthems, careful ly selected by MO Choristers and Muslo Teachers from all accessible books, and therefore It MUST bo the choicest collection of tho century. Price, 81.50. ■Winner’s New Schools For Plano. Cabinet Organ. Mcloiloon. {.uiCnr, fliuijo, Cornet, I^l l'u, Accordion, Clarionet, Flute, amt Flageolet. Don’t dojpiso those llttlo books bocauao they uro cheap ! For poisons who wish to loam easily and pleasantly, aud only go a Utilo way, there IsnothlnguoUer. Prlco of each book, 7G cents. Toe above books sent, postpaid, on receipt of retail prlco. OLIVER DITSOH & 00,, OHAB. H, EETSOH & CO., BOSTON. 711 E'dway, Now York, LYON & HEADY, Chicago. SHIRTS. Made to order in the most complete artistic manner, of fabrics unsur passed for durability. Money cheer fully refunded if not satisfactory. 8. E.oor. State and Wasliington-stß,, SSWeE Madison-st. (Sherman House), Chicago, Plko’w Opera House. Cincinnati. BUSINESS CHANCE. WW HOTEL Lease for Sale. 60 Booms, In a good location in this city, do ing a good business, on very advantageous terms. Cash required, about SIO,OOO. For further particulars apply to o.*B. FIELD & CO., Boom 1, No. 151 Monroo-st. HARDWARE. EDWIN HUNT & SONS, HARDWARE B8 and CO Lnkc-st. Builders’ Hardware a specialty. All kinds of Trimmings in Bronze, Silver and Nickel Plate, and other stylos. CLOTHES-CLEANING. SPOTS Of oil, grease, champagne, ice cream, etc., taken oat of the most dolloato material without cleaning tho whole gar* m.nt, or romo.ta* trlmmlo*,. A scnwAnZi The Original Importer of the Industry. 264 West IMson-st. - - -158 liis-st. OPENING. Opening. Pekin Tea Company will open to tho puhllo their now •tors No. Md Htatu-Bt., on Saturday, the 18th Inst. They have, regardless of expense, tilted up tho finest tea store In the country. Thcro la not a more pleasant place in tho city to spend an agreeable halt hour uzainlulug the decor* mOHji-inurof which Illustrate tho process of curing tea. REMOVALS. ii.aEsigio'v^x*. 11. A. ADAMS 4 CO., Engravers and Manufacturers of Ribbon and Rubber Stamps, Seals, Railroad, Bank, and Office Stamps, * 1 Removed to N». fl South Olark-st. GENERAL NOTICE. NOTICE. Partisß owning land contiguous to the H. W. if of 800. t10n37, IboH. tfofSootlnn sw. and tho E. H of Hootlim 63, Township -IU. N. Range 18 E. are Invited to confer with mu in ruforenoo to opening streets upon the outer Una ef tho above described property al my otlloe. l*. n, IIAI Hu. B6 Laßallo-»l.» MotrupuUtuu Block, £*aCiQO, April 13, 1878. Qfot Pail® SHOES. Caution to to Pole. It having como to my notion that aomo doalort are offer ing for aalo Inferior grades of Shoos, representing them to beofmymanafaotQro. purchasers will please notice that hereafter all Shoos of my make will have my name stamped on the lining; also, fao-sluillo of modal received at tbo PARIS Exposition. 1867. and tho trado-mark oalhosolo of each Shoo. seven WIMs to la a size, Insnrlne a Perfect Fit. EXPOSITION MMSELLE. pabis, isev. SELVEE, MEDAL AWARDED EDWIN 0. BURT. I HAVE GIVEN TO BULLOCK BROTHERS, Corner WaM-ar, ani Twenty-Jrst-st,, AND 244 West Madison-at., The Exclusive Sale of my Goods in Chicago. Edwin C. Burt. FINANCIAL. 33 Elk&iE SATMSWBAM, 105 OIjAIIK-ST., lUeibocJlst Chnrch Block. Six per cent interest allowed on deposits, payable send annually, July 1 and Jan. lln oacb year. ~ , GKO. bCOVXLLE, President. War. Kklbey Reed, Oaablor. NOTE.—Until further notice, any boy or girl calling at the Bank will bo presented with a pass book froo, and one dlmodoposltcdtohisorhororoalt, which sum can bo drawn out at pleasure. DIG m Doing a business In collecting claims second to none In tho country, wo can offer every advantage possible In tins lino. No collections. uo charges. If wo arounamqlo DIG money out of a debtor wo publish his name. FRA SER'S Uoroantllo Collection Agency, 148 MadUon-st. Pnrcteß loro Mot WANTED BY GKBO. a. SayEITH Sc BBC., Cor. Dearborn and liandolpli-sts. $15,000.00 UNION HIDE & LEATHER 00. BTOOK FOR SALE. Pays largo dividends. Mustbosold. For further par ticulars apply to O. R, FIELD A .CO., 151 Monroe-st. $50,000 To loan. In sums to suit, for throe snd six months, on approved collaterals. KMIL JOSAPIIAT, Banker, 161 Bast Randolph-st. REAL ESTATE. FOR Acre Property In Sections 22, 27, and 28. Town 89, Range 15, and at Riverside and Hinsdale. Also, a very oholco property near ■Western and Opcion-avs., oast of Douglas I’ark. Loans negotiated on city real estate. G. S. HUBBARD, JR., 188 Waahington-at. DREXEL BOULEVARD. jSI. Two first-class residences, with ample grounds and shado trees, at city limits, on South Side, within one mlauto'a walk of steam and horse-cars, and at (he head of Droxol Boulevard, tho finest driveway in the South Divis ion, for talc, together or separately. Apply to • ULRICH Jk BOND, 87 I)oarbom-st. A NEW SUBDIVISION. LOTS ON MILWAUKEE AND MTH-AVS. and other streets between Divlslon-st. and North-ev., for tho first time in tho market. Terms, ono-thlrd cash, bal anoo in ouo and two yean. Street Improvomonla paid by tho present owaer. 4 c 0 _ Northwest comer of Dearborn and MadLsou-ete. YOUNG MEN, Bookkeopora, Clerks,—you who aro looking for tho best place to Invent a small sum, or eooaroa choice lot for a homo, with the oortrinty of a handsome profit.—call aud boo what I offer. H. H. OSBORN. 128 South Qlark-st. DISSOLUTION NOTICES. CHICAGO BAG FACTORY. DISSOLUTION. The firm of J. & n. Chapman Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. JOHN 15. CHAPMAN, M. J. NISAIIH. Chicago, April 0, 1879. CHICAGO BAG FACTORY. The business formerly conducted by Messrs. J. A 11. Clmpraun will bo continued by tho undersigned, at tho same location, 189 South Water-st. . . ] M. J. NEAHR & CO. UISSOY/DTIOIV. Tho copartnership heretofore existing between the an dorstpod under the firm name of It. W. Homier A Co. is this day dissolved by mutual consent. and R. W. Hostnor is authorized to settle the business of said copartnership. R. W. UOSMER. CHICAGO, April 9, 1878. JAM 158 M. RANKIN, JR. The undersigned will continue tho business of Fire and Marino Insurance as heretofore, at tho old office, 142 La- Baiio.st. R. W. IIOS.MKR. WINES, &c. CHAPIN & SORE, Nos. 73 and 75 Monroe-st., WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Fine Whiskies AND IMPORTED fines, Lips, ant Cigars. Wo have secured tho Store No. 78, in connection with our old stand, andbavo opened with a comploto lino of Imported Cigars, Tobacco, and Smokers’ Articles, which wo are offering at vary low prices. MISCELLANEOUS. PIMPLES. I will send (frc.i) reelpo for my VEGETABLE BALM, ramming Pimples. Black Worms, Blotches, Freckles, Moths, Tan, and all Diseases of tho Skin, leaving it clear and with u healthy glow. Also, sure process for due growth of hair on bald heads or smooth faces. TUOS. F. CHAPMAN, Chemist, P. 0. BorD, 138. 197 Broadway, New York. PORTRAIT PAINTING. .A.. H. 3DOTJO-I.A.S, From Boston, Mass., Is prepared to tuko good pictures In oi at roasonahlo prices. Photographs enlarged nu canvas Old ploturos copied and restored. ’Address P. O. Bui faW, Chicago. Wabasli-ay. Market. GRAND OPENING TO-DAY. Cor. Elghtconth-st. & Wabash-av. Wo cull attention to the adver tisement of 'Elios. Ooodwlllio & Bro., iu seventh column, sth xiajfo. HATS. HATS. / STRYKER & CO., “Tlic Leading Hate of tlie ¥esl," Show the Largest and Best Assortment of FASHIONABLE HATS, CA.S TJSTJAI.), WEST OF NEW YORK. All the l\Tew Spring Styles now in Stock. 231 West Madison-st., 114 South Olark-st. MSTSE UTS! SU H FELT. ■ :nall their varieties 1.1. ffllTi 160., 513 & 515 Wbasli-aY. “MOM MIT* And every new stylo of Hats forv Gents and Youths. Low prices. • 10-4 East Bladlson-st. J. S. Barnes & Co.! IEdL.A-. ! X 5 S_ BREWSTER’S, Corner Clarlc ail Waflison-sts. EASTER OFFERINGS. 2^a>iF£. mi Sim A pretty Basket of CHOICE FLOWERS or any FLORAL DESIGN - , furnislied by Wl, T. SHEPHERD, Florist, S. E. cor ner State and Washington-sts. Entrance through Roddin & Hamilton’s Jewelry Store, or on Washington-st. SODA WATER. Agency for G. D. Dows & Co.’s Ap-J paratus. Generators, Copper Foun tains, Tumbler Washers, Xoe Shav ers, etc. Large assortment of soon-* pies on hand, / , BLISS & TOBREY, f i Wholesale Druggists’lSundries, 171 and 173 Rapdolph-st.l , Store, 25 Market-st., for sale, wifih 5 years’ lease of lot. 1 FOR SALE, : LAWYERS’ COPYING PRESS STAND; a,* With Forty-throe Compartments for Logoi Blanks, if CULYER, PA&E, HOYRE & CO.’ 118 AND 120 MONROE-ST. < LUMBER FOR SALE. 60.000 fout Ist Com. and Clear Norway Flooring, 80, 000 foctSd Com. Norway Flooring. ID, (MX) foot 4-lnoU Norway Flooring. 60.000 foot White Pino Flouring, Ist 4 2d Com. 4 Clear. 70.000 -Much Fencing Slvliis. This lumber was piled lust year, and wo will w>U tlio samo iu small or round lota. A. B. WILCOX 4 CO., Ronmfi. LumborrDon’fl Exchange, Chicago. HOUSEKEEPING GOODS. GET "STOTTS, Kitchen Outfit CHURCH’S, 300 and 303 STATE-SIT. TO LEASE DOCK TO LEASE At Bridgeport <(UQ foot). Railroad facilities. Immof Hate possession. Apply to H. SOHOENEMAN,. Comer Arohnr-av. and Haltnit. MEETINGS. IVlasonic. A Regular Communication of Win. B. Warren LdJgo, No. Buo, A. F. 4 A. M., will ho hold this {Saturday) ivon lug, at o’clock, at Orlontnl Hall, IXI LnHallo-st,, for business. A full attendance is requested. Vla.tors welcome, By order of tho W.M. J, It. DUNLOP, Sooroiaiy. Hebrew Benevolent Society. Thoru will ho a general mooting on Sunday, April K, at 3 o’clock, p. nu, at tho Suhoolbouso on Thlrtoontls-st., near Mlchlgan-av. Members are requested to be preitont. LAZARUS. SILVERMAN, President. Meeting or North Side Saloon- Keepers. Amuollngof the Haloon-ltcopor# of the North Side, will tako place on Saturday, April 18, at 8 o'clock p. m., In Folttfe Hall, emner Nurtii-nv. and Larrahoo-if., In ra* gaid to th;» olotlng of laluocs on fcumliiy. A full attlrnd* uuuuls desired, 'iUh.OOiiUlilEli. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1873. THE STATE CAPITAL. Final Passage of the Tax-Collection Bill Without tho Emergency Clause. Text of the Railroad Bill Agreed Upon by the Special Com mittee. Another Bill Introduced in the House for the Regulation of Warehouses. Passage of tho /West Side Park Bill lu tlio Senate. Tho Kankakee Pam Claim—The Peni- tentiary Investigation. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, BpniNQFiEU>, April 11.—Tho West Bldo Park hill camo up on its passage in tbo Senate, when Mr. Kohoo dissected tbo bill, and laid bare what bo conceived to bo its iniquities, Ho complained that it would bo burdensome to tbo pooplo, who woro groaning undor taxation, and could only bo got through by log-rolling, and it was a speci men of tbo worst kind of reciprocal legislation. Incidentally, tbo Senator told a good deal of truth. Mr. Dow replied ably on behalf of tbo bill, which was passed—2B to 18. THE KANKAKEE DAM CLAIM. Tho Canal Committee roportod Lack tho memorial of tho Kaukakoo Company in relation to tho Kankakoo Feeder of tho Canal with tho amendment that thoy vroro unable to arrive at a "definite conclusion,” and a recommendation that it ho postponed until tho first day of tho adjourned session. It will bo remembered that this Company lost money, at least, so it is alleged, in damming tho Kankakoo Blvor, and now asks tho Btato to reimburse them to tho tuno of ovor $31,000. Tho Committee need not havo hesitated about giving an opinion that tho claim should not bo allowed, which is, however, tho effect of tho report. THE CALUMET PAM. Tbo Bamo Committoo roportod with tho roc fommondatloa (but it pass a bill for tho roliof of Christian Pfeiffer and John Ball, who claim damages for tbo removal of tho Oalumot dam. Thoy oskod $15,000. Tho Committoo recoin mond that they got $5,000, provided thoy release to tho Stato tho rights oonforrod by tholr loaso of tho water-power of tho dam. Hart, tho stationer, at wboso shop tho Stato buys Incidental stationery, is in clovor, and bao boon for a long time. Ho has a claim of $3,900 boforo tho Legislature, including $53.50 for sponges used by tho Boorotary of Btato, and othor claims not allowed by tho last Legislature. Tho bill should bo closely scrutinized boforo bomg allowed. DEFICIENCY AITBOPBIATION DILL. Tho House oononrred in tho Souato amend ment to tho Deficiency Appropriation bill, allow ing $16,000 for tho expenses of this General Assembly. This is to pay for stationary, com mittee-rooms, <ko. BECOEDINO BOABB. Tlio bill Introduced by Mr. Peltzor providing 'for tbo recording of streets, alloys, county roads, town roads, and railroads, and subdivis ions of lands by order of courts, in tbo Record er's office, was reported book by tbo Committee on Judicial Department, with a recommendation that it no tabled, and it was. Tbo Committee boliovod it interfered with tbo Township Organi zation law, though it would probably bavo sim plified matters for tbo unprofessional public. uouzal'EAO EXEMPTION, The House rofuaocl to couour in Uio Senate amendment to tho exemption bill, exempting homesteads worth SI,OOO instead of SI,OOO as desired by tbo House. The vote', against con curring was 111 to 7 showing a decided antipathy to concurring. If the' Senate does not recode— and it is just as stubborn as tho House—a Con ference Committee will have to adjust the dif ferences. Conference committees will bo in order hereafter. The Governor signed tbo bill providing for tho recording of indictments, tbo bill appro? printing $25,000 for tbo erection of a soldiers’ monument at Mound Oily, the bill correcting tho law fixing' tbo timo of electing Superior Judges in Cook County, aud the bill providing for a Recorder in counties having more than 00,000 aud loss than 100,000 inhabitants. AN IMPECUNIOUS COMMISSION. A resolution was offered in tbo Senate by Mr. McGrath instructing tbo Secretary of Stato to print blanks required for immediate use by the Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners. That body is impecunious,—out of cash, —and if it re mains long so, will be out of courage. Quo of tho most essential bills to pass, after a good rail road law, is ouo providing the wherewithal to enforce it. « There being some danger that tho House would not concur, by an emergency vote, in tho amendments to House bill 800, its friends in tho Sonato reconsidered tho voto by whloh it was passed, struck out tho emergency clause, and passed it again in that shape. It was a wise proceeding. There has sprung mp in tbo House quite a formidable opposition Ho tbo bill, wbioh would have prevented con currence by an emergency voto, but it is now comparatively safo. Tbo loss of tho emergency postpones its enforcement only two months. A LITTLE NONSENSE. The House was turned into an “ old do’ ” shop this morning by the parties engaged in prose cuting tho Penitentiary charges. They hung up discharged oouviot clothing labeled with tho price alleged to have boon paid for tho articles, to aid the report and iufiuonco tbo House in its action thereon. It was a theatrical dodge, hut its intended effect was spoiled by a wag who changed the labels to members’ overcoats, and made it appear that they wore convicts gar ments. BIVEI’ IMPB UVEMENT. Hr. Brooks reported back tbo House lUvor Improvement bill, with the amendment of tho Oanul Coairaitloo of tho Souato. Its chances in tho Senate inspire its friends with hope. TUB COMPBOiIIBE RAILROAD RILL. Tbo Committee of Thirteen reported tho fol lowing bill: A Sill for on act to prevent extortion and unjust dis crimination la the rates charged for tho transporta tion of passengers and freights on railroads m this BtAtO. . _ Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State Of Illinois represented in the General Assembly, If any railroad corporation organized or doing busi ness in this State under any act of incorporation or general law of this State, now la force or which may hereafter bo enacted, or any railroad corporation or eauizod under the laws of any other State and doing usiuess la this Slate, shall charge, collect, demand, or receive more than a fair oud reasonable rate of toll or compensation for tho transportation of passengers, or freight of any description, or for tho use and transportation of any railroad car upon Its truck, or any of tbo branches thereof, or upon any railroad within this Stato which It boa the right, license, or permission to use, operate, or control, tho same shall bo doomed guilty of extortion, and. upon conviction thereof, shall bo dealt with os hereinafter provided. Bno. S. If any railroad corporation shall make any unjust discrimination In Us rates or charges of toll or compensation for tho transportation of passengers or freight of any description, or for tho use and trans portation of any railroad car upon Its 'rail road, or upon any of the branches thereof, or upon . any railroads connected therewith, which It has tho right, license, or permission to operate, control, or uso within this Stato. tho same shall ho deemed guilty of having violated tho provisions of this act, and upon conviction thereof shall bo dealt with os herein after provided. Sxo. 8, If any such railroad corporation shall charge, collect, or receive for thu transmission of any passenger, or freight of any description, upon ita rail road, for any distance within this State, tho same or a greater rate of toll or compensation than is at the same time charged, collected, or received for tho trauspor tlon, In tho same direction, of any passenger or like quantity of freight of tho same class over a greater distance of tho some railroad; or. If It shall charge, collect, or receive at any point upon its railroad a higher rate of toll or compensation for 'receiving, handling, or delivering freight of the same class and like quantity than It aboil at the same time charge, collect, or receive at any other point upon tho same railroad; or If It shall charge, collect, or receive far tho (ra'nsporluUou of any passenger or freight, of any dMOijlptfoß over Us railroad a greater {uuquulM BTATIONEIVT. BILLS SIGNED. MOUSE bill 800. toiler compensation than shallnt the same lime bo charged, collected, or received by It for tho transporta lion of any pnaaongor or llko quantity of freight of tho same class being transported In tho same direction over any portion of tho same railroad, of equal dls tanco { or If It shall charge, collect, or receive from any person or persona n higher or greater rato of toll or compensation than it shall .nt tho same tlmo charge, collect, or rccelvo from any other person or persons for receiving, handling, or do* llvorlng freight of tho same class and llko quantity nt tho same pomt upon its railroad ; or, if It shall charge, collect, or receive from any person or persons for' the. transportation of any freight upon Its railroad a higher or greater rate of toll or compensation than It shall at the same time charge, collect, or receive from any other person or person* for tho transportation of tho llko quantity of freight of tho samo class, being transported from tho samo point In tho same direction over equal distances of tho same railroad; or, If it shall charge, collect, or rocolvo from any portion or persons, for tho nso and transportation of any rail road car upon its railroad, for any distance, (ho same or a greater rate of toll or compensation than Is at tho samo time charged, collected, or received from any other poreon or persons far tho nso ami transportation of ony railroad car of tho same class, for a like pur pose being transported in tho same direction over a greater distance of the samo railroad; or, if It shall charge, collect, or rocolvo from any person or persons, for tho mo and transportation of any railroad car upon Its railroad, a higher or grentor rato of toll or compen sation than It shall, at tho same time, charge, • collect, or rocolvo from any other person or persons for tho use and transportation of any railroad car of tho samo class for a like purpose, being trans ported from tho same point, In tho same direction, over an equal distance of tho same railroad, all such discriminating rates, charges, collections, or receipts, whether made directly, or by means of any rebate, drawback, or other shift or evasion, shall bo deemed and taken against such railroad corporation as prlma fade evidence of tho unjust discriminations prohll)- llcd by the provisions of this act. Ami it shall not bo deemed a aufllclcnt excuse or Justification of such dis criminations on tho part of such railroad corporation., that tho railway station or point at which it shall charge, collect, or rocelvo tho samo or less rates of toll or compensation . for tho trans portation of such passenger or freight, or for : tho use and transportation of such railroad car tho greater distance than for the shorter distance Is a rail way station or point at which there exists competition with ony olhor railroad or moans of transportation. Tide section shall not bo so construed as to exclude

other evidence tending to show any unjust discrimina tion In freight and passenger rates. Tho provisions of this section shall extend and apply to any railroad company or corporation owning and operating any railroad, tho branches thereof, ami any road or roads which any railroad corporation has tho right, license, or permission to uno. operate, or control, wholly or in part within this State. . . Slo. 4. Any such railroad corporation guilty of ex tortion, or making any unjust discrimination aa to passenger and freight rales, and (bo rates forthouso and transportation of railroad cars, shall, upon convic tion thereof, bo fined in any sum not less than sl,ooo— more than $5,000 for tho first offense, and for tho aocoud offense not loss than $5,000, nor more than $10,000; and for the third offense not loss than SIO,OOO. nor moro than $20,000. ond for every subsequent offense and conviction thereof, $25,000 ; provided that in all cases under this act, either party uhall have the right of trial by jury. . See. 6. Tho fines hereinbefore provided for may bo recovered la an action of debt in the name of tho People of tho State of Illinois, and there may bo sev eral courts Joined In tho same declaration as to extor tion and unjust discrimination, and as to passenger and freight rates and rates for tho uso and transport' tallon of said railroad cars. If, upon the trial of any cause instituted under this act, the Jury shall find for tho people, they shall assess, and return with their verdict, the amount of tho fine to bo Imposed upon tho defendant, at any sum not less than SI,OOO or moro than $5,000, and tho Oourt shall render Judgment ac cordingly ; and If tho jury shall find for tho peo ple, and that tho defendant has bcou once before convicted of a violation of tho provisions of this act, thoy shall return such finding with thole ver- - diet, and shall assess and return with tholr verdict tho amount of tho fluo to bo imposed upon tho defendant at any aum not less than $5,009, nor more than SIO,OOO, and tho Oourt shall render Judgment accordingly; and if tho Jury shall find for the people, and that the - defendant has been twice before convicted of a violation of the provisions of this act, with respect to extor tion or unjust discrimination, they shall return such finding with their verdict and shall' assess ond return with their verdict tho amount of tho fine to ho imposed upon tho defendant at any sum not less than SIO,OOO or mbro than $20,000, oud in like manner for every subsequent offense and conviction, such defendant shall be liable to tho fine of $25,000; Providal, that in all cases under tho provi sions of tots act a preponderance of evidence in favor of tho people shall bo sufficient to authorize tho ver dict and Judgment for tho people. Seo. 0. If any such railroad company or corporation shall, in violation of tho provisions of this act, charge, ask, demand, or rocolvo of auy person or corporation any extortionate rato for tho transportation of auy passengers, goods, merchandise, or property on * its road, or shall make any unjust discrimination against any person or corporation iu its charges therefor, tho person or corporation so offended against may,' for each offense, recover of such company, in any form of action, tkroo times tho amount of the damages sustained by tho party aggrieved, to gether with costs of suit, Including a reasonable at torney’s fee, to bo fixed by tho Court- when the samo is hoard, on appeal or otherwise, and taxed oa a part of the costs of tho cose. Beo. 7. Whenever it shall oomo to tho knowledge of tho Itallroad and Warehouse Oommiuslonors, or either of them, either upon complaint of any citizen or upon; noUco received from tho Attorney-General, any State’s; Attorney, or County Hoard of any county la this State,' or otherwise, that any such railroad corporation has violated tho provisions of this act, such complaint or notice being accompanied by tho sworn statement of some credible person, showing the facts supposed to constitute such violation, it shall bo tho duty of said Itallroad and Warehouse Commissioners, when tho acts of the case presented to them shall in their Judgment warrant tho commencement of tho suit, to Immediately commence salt against such railroad corporation in tho bounty whore such violation 'oc curred. Aud such Hall rood and Warehouse Commis sioners are hereby authorized, whoa tbo foots of tho cose presented to them shall, in their Judgment, war rant tho commencement of such action, to employ competent counsel to assist tho Attarney-Qonoral in conducting such suit on behalf of the State. Ha such suit commenced by said Commissioners shall bo dis missed, except said Railroad and Warehouse Commis sioners, or n majority of thorn, shall consent thereto. Seo. 8. Tho Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners arc horoby directed to make, in behalf of tbo pooplo, for each of the railroad corporations in this State, as soon as practicable, a schedule of reasonable max imum rates of charges for tho transportation of pas sengers and freight on oaoli of said railroads; aud said schedules shall, In all suits brought against any such railroad corporation wherein is In any wuy In volved tho charges of any such railroad corporation for tho transportation of any passenger or freight, or unjust discrimination in relation thereto, be doomed aud taken in all courts of this Stato as prlma fade evidence that tho rates therein fixed aro reasonable maximum rates of charges for tho transportation of passengers and freights upon (ho railroads for which said schedules may havo been re spectively prepared. Bald Commissioners shall, from time to time, and as often as circumstances may ro qulry, change and roviso said schedules. When any schodulo ahull havo been made or rovlsod os aforesaid, it shall bo tho duty of said Commissioners to causo publication thereof to bo made, for throo successive .weeks, la soma public newspaper published at tho City of Springfield, in this State. All such schedules purporting to bo printed and published os aforesaid, shall be received and held in all such suits as prlma facie tho schedules of said Commissioners, without further proof than' tho production of tho paper in which they wore published, and any such paper purporting to havo boon published at said city, aud to bo a public newspaper, shall bo pre sumed to have boon so published at tho date thereof, aud to bo a public newspaper. Ho such suit as afore said shall ho reversed In the Supremo Court by reason of any error In tho introduction of evidence therein under tho provisions of this section, if a preponder ance of tho other evidence therein shall bo in favor of the plaintiff. Beo. 0. All printed books and pamphlets purporting to he tho annual reports of the “ Railroad und Ware* house Commission," to the Governor, aa required by law. shall bo received and hold, In all proceedings un der tho provisions hereof, as tho reports of said Com mission, without further proof, and the reports of said Commission aro hereby made prinrn faclo evidence of tho truth of the statements therein contained, for all purposes under this act. Beo. 10. In all cases under tho provisions of this aet, tho rules of ovldenco shall bo the same as in other civil actions, except as hereinbefore otherwise pro vided. AH forfeitures recovered under tho provisions of this act shall ho paid into the County Treasury of tho county In which tho suit is tried, by the person col lecting the same, in the manner now provided by law. Sko. 11. Tho provisions of this act shall apply to all persons, firms, and companies, and to all associations of persons, whether Incorporated or otherwise, that shall do business as common carriers upon any of tho lines of railways of this Btnto (si rootrullways excepted), tho same as to railroad corporations hereinbefore men tioned. Sxo. 13. An act entitled “An act to prevent unjust discriminations and extortions In tho rates to bo charged by tho different railroads In this State for the transportation of freight on said roads. 1 ' approved April 7, A. 1). 1871, Is hereby repealed ? hut such repeal shall not affect nor repeal any penalty Incurred or light occrucd under said act, prior to thu Umu this act takes effect, nor any prosecutions to enforce such rights or penalties. lt .... . . Bxo. 18. Whereas an emergency exists why this not should take effect immediately, therefore this act shall bo lu force from and after Its passage. 11EOULATINQ WAREHOUSES. Tho following bill won introduced by Mr. Oroudorft thoroon. A Rill for an act to amend an not entitled "An act to regulate public warehouses and warehousing of grain, oud to give effect to Article XIII of tho Con stitution of this State, approved MtU of April, 18T1. In forco Ist of July, 1871.” . Section 1. Be it enacted, by the People of the Slate Of Illinois, represented m the General Assembly , That lu addition to tho provisions contained in Seas. 8, i, audfioftheaot to which this aet Is an amendment, that In case any proprietor, lessee, or manager of warehouses of Glass “A” snail refuse or neglect to procure a license and file a bond us re quired therein, it shall ho tho duty of tho Sheriff of any county lu which snld warehouse Is locat ed, on t being notified by the Hoard of Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners in writing, that the pro prietor, lessee or.uiauager of any, warehouse of Class “ A,” has refused or noglootod to procure a license and fill a bond na now required by law, or as sbstl hereafter bo required by law, to close bucu warehouse within twenty-four hours after receiving said notice,’ and place tho said warehouse In tho custody of ono or more persons, with full power and authority to prevent tho i receipt into eald warehouse of any grain, until the proprietor, leasee or manager of, said warehouse shall procure a llicnao and file a bond as Is now, or may bo, required by law, and furnish official evidence to the Railroad and Ware* house Commissioners that ho or they have fully com plied with tho law in tho case, and any refusal or neg lect of any proprietor, lossoo, or manager of any ware house of Class “A,”lu this Slate, to furnish such evi dence to nil or any ono of tho Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners,. when called upon to do so, shall bo doomed and held to bo conclusive evidence in any Court in this Btoto having jurisdiction of tho catso that, such license has not been procured, and any such warehouseman shall not charge, collect, or in any way receive compensation for receiving, handling, or stor ing grain until ho or they shall fully comply with this act and tho acUo which this Is an amendment. Tho hill was ordered to n second reading, and referred to tbo Committoo on Internal Commerce and Warehouses. nnroiiT of tub penitentiary investigating COMMITTEE. Mr. Barclay presented tho report of tho Peni tentiary Committee, which was rend, os follows: 2b the Hon. Shelby Si, Cuttom, Speaker of the Uquse of Jlepresentattvee: Your Committoo on Penitentiary, who wore by resolution instructed to Investigate tho charges mode in tho public press against tho manage ment of the Illinois State Penitentiary, at Joliet, bog leave to report as follows: in performance of tholr duty, your Committee mot in tho chamber of the City Council of Joliet, on February 20,1873, nudproceeded to tho-ex amination of a largo number of witnesses, the testimony of whiph is herewith submitted. After a long, careful, and very thorough ex amination of tho lato management of tho Peni tentiary, wo have arrived at tho following con clusions : Ouo of tho gravest charges made against tho prison authorities was in relation to tho sale of Si'oportv, alleged to ho worth about 648,000, to [orris llosonltold. of Moliuo, His., for tho sum of $15,000. Toaching this sale your committeo took a largo amount of evidence, much of which woa conflicting iu its character. Tho property consisted mostly of articles doomed unnecessary for management by tho investigating committeo of 1871, among which was a largo number of wagons, parts of wagons, and wagon material, ana old machinery, etc. Tho salo of ibis “ un necessary for management 11 material remaining on hand at tho tlmo of this salo, September 1, 1872, as inventoried by tho investigating commit tee of 1871, was $41,090.80. (This amount in cludes all property transferred from other de partments of tho prison to “ unnecessary for , management.”.) Tho sale of this property to Morris Bosonflold was approved by tho Ooramissionors July 80, 1872, The employes whoso duty it was to ship tho property wore instructed by tho Warden not to take any invoice of the same, which proceed ing was contrary to tho invariable custom of tho prison in making sales of property previous to that time. Tho written contract of Mr. Boson field and tho accompanying memoranda, con stituted, however, a partial inventory of tho property. No prices wore fired for tho different articles, or lands of property but tho whole was sold in a lump for $15,000, at a loss of $25,187.15 from tho invoice prices. It appearing in evidence that Hr. Bosonflold had disposed or but a small portion of this property, a sub-committee, two of whom wore wagon manufacturers of largo experience, was appointed to visit Moline and make a personal examination of the material in question, and ascertain its value. This sub-committee consisting of Messrs. Bishop, Dalton <fc Webber, visited Moline and made a thorough examination of a largo amount of material purchased by Boson field, and submitted tbo following report: To the Jton. I). W» Dlakley, Chairman Penitentiary Committee: Bin : Tho undersigned, constituting tho sub committee appointed by you to visit Molino, 111., for tbo purpose of examining and ascertain ing tbo value of tho property sold by Maj. A. W. Edwards, os Worden of tuo Penitentiary, to Morris Bosonflold, would respectfully report that on examination wo find tho wagons includ ed in said sale to bo mode very poorly, os a gen eral thing, and that very poor timber was used In some of them, and. in short, they could not bo sold for any but a third-rate wagon, and a poor one at that. Tho tools woro in a very bad condi tion and most of them worthless to a mechanic, as it would cost as much to put them in repair as it would to purchase now tools. As for tho stock of wagon material, it would not pay to work up, the quality of the timber was very inferior as d whole. Therefore, Judging from the property examined, it is tho opinion of your Committee that tho sale for tbo sum of $15,000, as made by tbo said Warden, was a good one for tho inter ests of tho Slate. (Signed) B. Bishop, ) „ ' J. D. Weudeb, > Sub-Corn. „• O. W. Dalton. J Tho inferior character of much of tho proper ty, and tbo fact that a considerable part thereof was second-hand and worn machinery, makes it Very difficult to arrive at an accurate estimate of its real value. Although tho evidence, and the report of the sub-committee indicate that the* sate was a fair transaction for tho interests of tho State, yot your Committee cannot approvo tho loose and unbuslnoss- like manner in which the sale was made. Notwith standing tho lumping character of tho sale, on invoice should have boon made of tho property, with prices affixed, as per invoice of 1871, and the proper entries made on tho prison books. Your Committeo find that tho Commissioners and Warden, iu September last, purchased, at private sale (tho law clearly indicating that largo purchases of supplies should bo made by public lotting of contracts), a bill of clothing, shoos, hoots, oto., hearing date of Sept. 25, 1872, of Morris Bosonflold, of Moline. 111., bills being made out iu tho name of Horseman & May, Grand Bapids, Mlob. Tho principal items in this bill were 725 suits of discharge clothing, at $8 per suit, $5,800; 100 pairs of blankets at $6, SSOO 5 8,400 pairs army sowed, shoos at $2 per pair, $0,800; 250 pairs army sdwod boots at $4 per pair, $1,000; 100 dozen woolen shirts at sl2 per doz, $1,920 ; 450 doz woolen socks at $3 per pair, $1,350, tbo total amount of tho bill being $17,407. These goods, when received at tho prison, wore not opened, counted, and chocked from the bills in tuo usual manner, but stored in tbo old obapol building without ox ! amhiation. Two hundred of tho suits of dis charge clothing consisted of coats, pants, and vests, while 525 of tho suits army blouses wore substituted for coats. After a'maturo considera tion of tbo clothing purchase your Oommittoo conclude that, tailing tbo overage value of tbo entire lot, that $6 per suit is a fair estimate 5 a portion of tbo Committee estimated tho average os low as $4, and others believing that $0 per suit would bo a fair average rate. Many of the goods in this bill of clothing aro of a poor quali ty, oud unfit to bo given to discharged convicts. Tho prices paid for the shoes, ooota, blankets, and shirts on an average woro, proportionately, as disadvantageous to tno State as tuo rates paid for tho clothing. In the bill above referred to, boots and shoos to tho number of-3,050 naira woro purchased on Sopt. 25, 1872 5 and on Jan. 2, 1873. 830 pairs of boots ond shoos wore purchased of May Broth ers, Book Island, Ills., making within throe months a total purchase of 3,980 pairs of boots and shoos. The books of tho prison show that for twelve consecutive mouths, Doc. 1.1871, to Nov. 80, 1872, inclusive, 1,290 pairs of boots and shoos woro issued to tho oouviots. Tho pur chase of a throe years’ supply of thoso goods, ovon at tho lowest market prices, would havo boon bad management of tho Penitentiary finan ces. Tho purchase of thoso goods was made by tho Warden and approved by tbo full Board of Commissioners, and tbo interests of tbo State woro thereby unquestionably grossly. noglootod. Much testimony was taken in regard to tho interest of Comnussionor John Bold in tho quay situated on the property known as tho 11 Taylor farm" adjoining tho Penitentiary grounds, and which has been worked by tho prison during tho past year, under contracts mado by Wardens Washburn and Edwards with tho proprietors. A portion of tho witnesses testified that Mrs. Bold owns a one-fifth interest in tho farm, while others understood that tho ownership was in Sir. Bold. Neither Mrs. or Mr. Bold havo any deed for this interest, it being hold by Mr. James Bruce of Lookport, Ills., (one of tho own ers of tbo farm and quarry) us agent and who manages tho samo, paying to Mr. Bold tho divi dends accruing from tbo sale of stouo or from other sources. Tho ovidouco taken regarding the quarry was to tho effect that tho State lost nothing by roa bou of that contract, tho price paid for stone be ing tho current value and a'fair and equitable one for the State. Tho ono-llfth interest in tho quarry being iho property of either Mr. or lira,; lloid, your Committee regard tho working of it, by tho Penitentiary authorities aa a toohmoal| violation of Sec. 2a of tho act providing for tho ( management of tho Penitentiary, approved July 10.1871. . . . . , . Tho alleged corrupt transfer of row estate in^ "'7 Viftf- NUMBER 236. Morris. 111.. r’’lnd to bo totally unfounded, (800 report oj • : b-Commlttoo on Books ana Ac counts). '■ . , Wo find tbk V2 lO Penitentiary has boon using coal mined b, 2 under tbo stylo .or Jamesßraidw & 00., of Bftidwood,Dl. COm mlsslonor Joli\2 rid is a stockholder In this Com-, pany, and hal Sj 0 ahalf-lntorest-in tho lands' upon which tr ua pal Is mined. By agreement: with tho Com] n J , ho was to receive a royalty of, S cents per. tc 2 • ir.all coal.mined..Although imniftlorialtoi.m 'colut, wo will' State that the; evidence taker S i to tho effect that Mr. Bold has not, uud iu.m : olcpoctH td receive the royalty duo, neither hi .1 received any dividends. The coal was firsW M and tho prices paid ranged from $3.50 to j. . 0 per ton, delivered at tho prison, which was as low as that quality of coal could bo obtained; tbo oontroct having boon publicly lot, and .tills Company making tho best bid. While tho contract was a good ouo for tho State, yet It woa a violation of tho law. ‘ * Ouo contract was mode by Warden Washburn andhia predecessor, with. James Braldwood.os Co., two engines being sold them.‘future pay ment to bo made In Coal. This contract woa not promptly filled-by Braldwood & Co.,- and tho State suffered slight loos by this failure to fur nish coal as agreed upon. • And finally tho nocor sltioß of the prison wofo taken advantage of, and In order to got the necessary amount of coal, Warden Washburn wtts compelled to oxtond tbo time throo months on tho indebtedness of Braid wood &.Co., for machinery furnished and to pay part cash on • shipments. In a'fow months tho balftnco duo on machinery was fully paid.. 'Hia Booming shortage in tho weight of coal received was occasioned by It being measured (In transferring it to different depart ments for tho uso of* tbo State) m boxes Intended to hold two bushels, but which, when heaped, hold considerably ovor that amount, almost two bushels and ft half, fta ascer tained oy your Committee by actual measure ment. Borne actual shortage doubtless occurred by loss from oars in transit. Tho coal was not always weighed to tost tho correctness of tho bills, tho piison scales being out of order a por tion of the time. Tho evidence of one. witness was that tho Warden, long after tho receipt of tho coal, ordered tho words “scales out of or der” to do entered on tho books as explanatory of a considerable deficit in certain car-loads of coal. • * ' lu addltion to tho matters above referred to, the ovidonco taken develops tho following ir regularities : Firsts -Provisions wore bought from tbo farm of Commissioner John Bold, and entered on tho prison books as purchased from 0. A. Pipon brink, a laborer In Sir. Bold’s employ. This was a clear violation of tbo law. Second—A negro convict, named William Arm strong, was for several weeks employed at Mr. Bold's house, not returning to prison at night during a portion of tno timo. Mr. Bold was charged on tho prison books for Armstrong's labor at tbo rate of 50 cents per day. Tbo prac tice of allowing convicts outside tho prison walls, oxcept to do tho necessary work of tbo prison, is deserving of censure. Third— Tho inventory of tho prison property, filed with tho report of 1872, was taken by threo employes of the prison. One of the Appraisers entertains scruples concerning making oath to the appraismont of tho property, which accounts for tho peculiarity of the affidavit attached-to tho inventory. In this tho Appraisers make oath to tho “inventory" being “full and 001x001,” but purposely omit to certify to tbo correctness of tbo appraisement. Tho inventory andappraiee mont, taken as a whole, is not unfair, yet wo cannot approve tho manner in which it was taken. As a remedy for similar errors in tho future, wo recommend the passage of House bill No. 500, which authorizes the Governor to ap point tbo Appraisers. Fourth —Tho evidence, as well as tbo report < £ Mr. Spink, shows that tho August estimate from tho Commissioners of tho now State-House, of $25,000, was received by the Warden on tho 18tb day of August, 1872, was deposited in tho Will County Bank August 19, and entered on the bank-book of tbo Warden, but was not entered on tbo general books of the institution till Octo ber 31, 1872. Tbo failure of tho Warden to en ter on the general books of tho prison this $26,000 cash was irregular. •While wo recognize tho fact that tho Warden is custodian of the prison funds, and under suf ficient bonds, yet wo are of tbo opinion that this Item should havo boon regularly ontorod on tho books os ordinary cash receipts. Fifth— A portion of the printing required by tbo institution, lias been'procured at tbo Oarlin villo Democrat office, of which Warden Edwards is part owner, contrary to Section 28 of the law relating to the management of the Penitentiary. Tbo books of tbo prison for 1808 show a num ber of erasures and changes (always reductions) in the account containing Mr. Bern's purchases from tho prison. Tide was afterwords explained in tho evidence of William Biloy, who was then book-keeper as being caused by an understand ing that prison employes should have goods at cost, and by mistake Mr. Bold's account woa charged up at regular retail prices. A sl3 item reduced to $2. As 3 charge cut down to $1.50, an SB9 purchase changed to s47.ond an oc casional item entirely erased, can hardly bo con sistently explained on tho above theory. Fre quent erasures, marked as errors, woro noted in tho account of B. Dornblazor, thou Warden. Tho books of tbo prison at that time wore poorly kept, and in a bad condition generally, as stated in tno report of tho Investigating of 1071. . . 14 .. f . During the progress of the investigation evi dence was introduced showing that Warden Ed wards had stated to ouo or more witnesses, in substance, that they could toll tho truth when called by this Investigating Oommittoo, and yet color their evidence favorably or otherwise to the prison management. . . , , . Your Committee havo ascertained, during our visits to tho prison, from conversation with con victs and otherwise, that MaJ. A.T. Bresco is doing a noble work as Chaplain. Ho is devoted to tho service, and through his instrumentality many men are reformed, going out into tuo world to load honorable and useful lives. Many letters in tho Chaplain's possession, which ho has received from former convicts, give un doubted proof that tho good influences surround ing the convicts in tho prison havo had an ele vating tendency on tho whole future lives of many now worthy men. One of tho chief instru mentalities used is tho prison church or society, numbering 282 members, which moots each alter nate Sabbath. Tho exorcises consist of singing, prayer, and speaking by tbo convicts. The prison library is also a valuable auxiliary, contributing greatly to tbo contentment, good conduct and happiness of tbo prisoners. Ibo aohoolin which some 250 convicts are receiving elementary instruction is highly appreciated .by tho pupils, and is doing much good. Wo con sider the work of tho Chaplain and the influence of tho library and school os important elements wldeh havo contributed largely to tho present good conduct of tbo prisoners. A largo and woil furnished ebapol affords ovory doslrablo facility for tho church services, but bettor accommoda tions aro needed for tho schools, and should bo supplied. Au expense of a fow hundred dollars in increasing tho libraiy would bo money well expended. . . it _ , Your Oommittoo would suggest to tho Commis sioners that, whenever they nave iu prison any considerable number of convicts of any particu lar religious education, that it will tend to tbo obedience and good conduct of those prisoners to appoint a chaplain of tliolr faith to visit thorn as often os convenient, such Chaplain to havo such compensation as tho Commissioners may doom just and roasouablo. Wo find tho discipline of tho prison to bo ex cellent. Tho conduct of tho mou is remarkably good, and tho punishments very fow. ibo dis cipline loft in such excellent condition by Worden Washburn and Deputy Warden Mayhpw, has been maintained py Warden Edwards (Mr. Mayhow remaining}, who without low ering tho standard, has, to eomo extent, modified the etri hlSSioa in the prison law. Wo find 0110 instance in which Warden Edwards and Commissioner Bold \vatdou°VoSa“to taSlot ly tho W 'nuntafflnt. his convict charges as a man of warm heart and kindly Impulses, whoso wavdonship has added to their comfort in many respects. From tho evidence of Doputy-Wonion May bow, it appears that tho death of convict James F. rfaOarty was probably caused by tbo punish ments mode necessary by his unusually stubborn resistance to tho prison rules (hia sub jection being necessary for the maintenance of discipline over others), and by reason of Ida ■ refusal to eat when under punishment. Mr. Mayhow testifies emphatically that the puuleh meuts alone did not cause McCarty a death. Wo have investigated tho punishments and hesitate to urgo changes therein, believing that thonn tttmtfmud pq V# 4'V^

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