Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 12, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 12, 1873 Page 2
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2 THE GREAT WEST. Between the Lakes and tie Pacific. The li’iiiis-Coiiiiuculal Kail* roads. “What the Bailroad-Builders i Have Wrought. The Four Great Linas Across the Continent. TUolr isolations to tlio Future of Oiiioagro. Now that our rebuilt Chicago la Just entering noon an advanced singe of lior destiny an a me tropolis, and tbo vast system of railway linos from the eastern and oldor sections of the country are malting our city oaoh yoai in an in creasing degree tbo entrepot of tbo groat region beyond tbo lakes,wo have called to tbo engraver a art to present to the eye of every TmnnsE reader Iho entire area of domain between tbo lakes and tbo Pacific Ocean, to illustrate tbo obaraolot and tbo agencies of the processes of development that are at work on a scale never before equaled in the world's history, transforming a wiWemOBB into on empire. To tbo intelligent observer of events for-tbo pnpt ton yearn, tbo map wo give is eloquent in its suggestions, and saves many columns of description in tbo task of Ulnstrob inn wbat railroads bavo done for tbo so recently remote portions of tbo continent. Tbo area represented by tbo map is twenty throe hundred miles from oast lowest, and a little more than nine hundred from north to south. Wbat changes have tbo past, few yearn wrought in tills magnificent extent of country, and before human enterprise and exploration how have the terrors and falsely-ascribed forbid dinq features of the once unknown region faded and dwindled! AUthat is loft of the "Groqt. American Desert” of our school-boy days is shown hi tho " Slaked Plains" of Now Mexico , and the Indian Territory, and tbo “ Bad Lands, of Dakota, and between those inconsiderable tracts-swoops the abroad holt of empire, now rapidly inviting homo-seekers from all oyer tho world, repaying all varied industry, and laying a foundation' tor a community whoso teeming population will possess and enjoy oil tbo best attributes and acquirements of human society. THE PACIFIC nOUTF-S fl ro all elrown with a fldolily to tUo Intorostsof each, and U is with tins yioiv that wo liavo givon auch breadth to our map. . ! Tho map shows the radiating Byatom of rail mv lines east of the Missouri River which gives Chicago connection with all those four routes ncrosa tho continent at Duluth, Omaha, Kauena City, and tho Intersections of - the Texas Daciflo and Southern Pacific of Kansas. Tho map shows all those lines with their lateral coDnoctionß.ahd tho groat north and south’ routoa on tho Pacific Slope and along tho base of. tho Kooky Moun taintains from vorgo to vorgo of oar national possessions. It is a wonderful exhibit, snoh oa not the most sanguine of mortals could have dared predict as possiblo only oo short a lime ago, as when, in 1857, tho picked excursionists of tho country wore celebrating in this city tho completion of thoKock Island Railroad to the. Mississippi, and, only a little later, at the open-. lug of- tho 'Hannibal & Bfc. . Joseph to the Missouri. That was in tho days when Pike’s Peak was the goal of the adventurous. Yet Pike’s Peak to-day scorns a neighbor and near to us; compared with tho more remote lo calities since opened up by trans-continental railwaycommunicalion. There is scarcely a spot to bo found on ourbroad map so inaccossl bio and toilsome of access as was Pike’s Peak less than two decades ago. And there is not a | spot on American soil so far off in time and dif ficult of approach as was Chicago within tho memory of men,, active to-day lu our groat re building, who will live to see Chicago "ilh a million inhabitants, and tho principal metropolis and mart of the whole country between the lakes and tho Pacific. ’ • It is not our purpose to present a statistical, table of railroad construction ;in this groat in-: terior. It is to save such expenditure of space that instead of , dry tabulations, wo give a pre sentment of the existing and completed linos. - And the rest is . suggested by tho names of principal points along those routoa. They bolt and gird and send their spurs in every di rection Into tho groat mountain raining regions, whoso buried wealth was wisely hold a secret by tho Creator until a nation was ready to send its surplus population, hacked by abundant capital, totbotask of exploration, mining, and reduc tion. No needy treaßUve-.Bcokors from a far-off court, pushing their thin and perilous quest, of gold into a wilderness, hut tho pioneers of a community rich, prosperous, and strong in every element of progress, following close behind tho gold-oookoro, and filling tho valleys below his lodges willi towns, and cities, and workshops, and planting tho church, aud school, and semi nary within sight of tho smoko of tho minor's camp. * Tho map shows, as it must truthfully show, I that tho path of empire is along a belt tra- | versed centrally by tho Kaunas Pacific Railway,—a region rapidly advancing aud destined to become one of tho moat populous,, prosperous, and pow • erful of tho States of our Uiiiou. It was tho pro- j diction of Horace Greeley that within five years Kansas will have a million Inhabitants. Tho : | rush of colonization through Chicago Into Kan sas and Colorado has this year sot in strong ly and nearly every westward-bound tram carries its party of homo-seekers on thiir way to now towns or settlements that are to become now towns, in tho region whose soil and climate reward every form of man’s industry with solid prosperity.‘They are pouring from tho older’ States and old countries of Kuropo Into settle • uumts along all the Pacific Hues, ami planting everywhere civilization, to tho banishment of' 'solitude and barbarism. There can bo but one result, which a few years’ will bring, and thou tho Indian question will have boon disposed of, tho few remaining aborigines yielding to tho overwhelming surroundings of civilized life. Tho perplexing question of the next century must bo, \VUoro eball tho adventurers go when there are no more Californios nor Pike’s Peaks on this continent, and the geographers of the world have filled up all their outlined wastes and un known lauds, and there are no more worlds to conquer? . . ’ . At this season, when Americans are flocking recuperation in travel, our man is timely. Within tho area shown are wonders, the outside world cannot equal—thousand of miles of comfortable and luxurious railway travel, mummer resorts Switzerland cannot surpass, natural wonders, elsewhere unoqualod, a theatre -of exploration and research tho world’s Havana enter with ‘the rapt admiration of devotees. It la upon such! o field of travel; full of novelty and splendid themes of study, that thousands of tourists un wiaoly turn their' : backs to swell the crowded ranks of European pilgrims. In t»« 1 ««««'«*• tioa It should he remarked that, In tho develop incut of this great interior along the railroad routes, no feature is more remarkable than those realized for the comfort of travelers. Many of the hotel resorts in tho moot noted localities uill compare favorably with tho boi{t aud oldest sum mer roaorts; Much depends on the wise liberality of tho railrotidcompauiesthcmHolvosiuoncourag intr travel byfoßlovlug tbooKcursiou system,such is now a pcnnanontly-ostablishod feature of European travel. And wo go further, and,as po look upon tho broad map, _ with raUway lines, which,-in speed of construction aud perfection of appointments, aro tho wonder of the world, ana uuv much depends upon those railway managers os to tho future prosperity of tho realm they trovorso. A liberal policy will 1111 ell those roKlona with people whoso mdustrloa are.fostorcd nnd encouraged by the railroads. Iho reverse System will work harm and bring to a tost one of the moat perplexing questions of our P™”"' timo—tho issue between railroads and tho people. I.ot'ua’close this reference to the mop whore WO began it, at Chicago. It wna tho mooning of ! FROM THE LAKES TO THE ORE At' ;INfERiOR. Silfs ■ li# My. n >sj/ fcv&ttf K uk fv a s hs; fflSv./T' • .SW®- JsiPf A » "MfkuicL'S )J£j A I 7*'e* ( V .» a. a®gw * / I ■%•*■ •*■ Vb W s?“ w, *tfr %(r/v£i)< /7fl)\ A\ ■•, Vr^—-— * 7 Y^44 t > \ V Vserwnow ' ~K * FI i'\!^ f ** *J '' U ’' r f tnmvTrZ** • "* Arcrryvillol a/L^^^V? 111 I“■ JT| i\\ ’CV'X^'IV^V V ‘''"ff" 1 "' (i *L i a. S r - - this map that was the mainspring ot our Oreat Unbuilding. It was tbo demand from the groat in torlor for a metropolis on tho InUca that restored tbo young metropolis destroyed. Chicago can not bo understood without a study of her dopond ouolos. Prom all this region come down tribu tary streams to onr city. It is for this region as much as for our own citizens that our- city has been rohnilt, a fact ■ familiar to every shippmg olork who handles a marking-brash in a Chicago Jobbing house, and hotter known to haulers of heavy freight (hrongh onr streets than to. many among us who draw their intelligence from hook sources. Therefore wo dismiss the fortdo theme of tho broad map with its full and fovmsu uoui cfeHon to Chicago. SUBURBAN. nVDB PABK. Tho dologatoo cloctod in each election district of Hyde Park mot in convention, at llio Village •Hall, on Thursday evening., p. it. Stobblna wao elected Chairman and Daniel H. Homo Soo rotaryl A committee of five, Messrs. E. B. Ilyin, H, B. Boguo, E. E. YanWyck, A. D. Waldron, and N. G. Perkins, reported on the credentials of delegates, permanent, organize tion. and order of business. • ■ - A ballot was then taken for Village Clerk,.and Charles E. Pope was nominated on tho first ballot, which was made unanimous. Iho dele gates then separated.into districtconvontiona, and nominatou candidates for six Village Trus tooa, as follows: • ■Fint BMriel— Chauncoy M. Cady, JohaT, Barney, •William V. Gray. « „ Second Diatrict— F. Bonflold. Third IHafrfcf—Michael Doyle. . Fourth ])istrict— Detroit Bo\ong. • Fifth District—U. Il.Btobblus. TUcao two last districts having boon awarded but one Trustee, and not being able to agree, a . vote of tho Convention was taken by ballot, re sulting in tho nomination of H. R. Slobbiua for tho Fourth and Fifth Districts. Tho CouvonUou then elected tho following town Campaign Committee for tho enßUing year: A. D. Waldron. U. B. Boguo, E. E. Bynn, E. E. VanWyok, J. 0. Wallace, James Tally, Jacob Kuypor, Garnett W.'Romson. - ' Tho oleotion is to bo held on Tuesday next, April 15, at tho following places s • Pint DiatricU-Ki tlie Village Hall. ' ' Second IHatrtet—Ki schooUhouso, Union Third District —At .Bchool-hoURO on corner of Hydo. Park avenuo extension aud Ninety-fifth street. Fourth G. Vondorayde’a store la Hoi ta Depot Station at Grand analog or Cornell.’ , .. ... At tho samo timo and places an election Trill also he had for or against the-levy of a half-miU tax,for tho establishment aud mamtonauco of a ■ free public library. ; , . . . Tlio Chicago police havo boon two weeks in ’ pursuit of a noted snook-thief and pious bypo- J crito by tho nomo of Horny Clay Johnson, who has stolon everything ho could lay his hands on, and by various expedients, has swindled all who had’dealings with him. Through tho exertions of Thomas Mohan, of the Hydo Park police, ho. was captured at tho corner of Btato and Forty-- tbird streets, on Wednesday last. On Thursday morning ho confessed his guilt to a supposed: friend, aud delivered up fourteen pawn-tickets and orders for goods ho had stolon; after which ho was arraigned before Justice Homo, and, af-. tor examination, was committed to answer at tho next term of tho Criminal Court upon two charges of grand larceny. Constable llj’on fur nished him with bracolota and an escort. At the , same timo ho carried up in liko manner Thomas O’Brien, under a charge of assaulting with. ’ deadly weapon with intent to commit bodily in-: ’• Jury on Hugh Reynolds. Tho complaint on oath i and tho ante-mortem declaration .of Reynolds , had to bo taken from him on his sick hod, being faint and weak from loss of blood caused by tho 1 ■ cuts from tho butcher’s knife. EVANSTON. ~ ■; r Th'o Rev. G. C. Noyes, pastor of tho First Presbyterian Church. Evanston, has boon tko recipient of a very substantial token of tho good will and esteem with which ho ia regarded by his congregation.' At a social gathormg on Thurs day evening, at tho house of ono of his Elders. Mr. A. L.Witmo, aportomounaio containing 8850 in bank bills was presented to tho Roy. Mr. Novos in appropriate words by God. A. 0. Ducat, who alluded to tho faithful labors of tho pastor, and tho prosperity of his church. May both bo long continued. , . , , Tho above occasion was also tho formal loave taklng of many of tho frionds of Gou. Ducat,, who starts from homo to-day for nn absence of several months in Europe, whither ho goes in search of health and pleasure. . Tho Junior Class of tho Northwestern Um vorsity visited tho-North Chicago Rolling Mills, yesterday, under tho guidance of X'rof. Henry S. Thoontertalnmont at tho Baptist Church, on Thursday evening, passed off very satisfactorily, both to tho management and tho audience. ino character and details of tho performance have boon already given in The Tribune. COUTH EVANSTON. There is to bo a caucus at South Evanston this evening, to nominate six Trustees, & Village Clerk, and ono Police Justice. Certain papers announced it for last night, but those having it in charge dosiro It to bo expressly understood that tbo caucus comes off this evening. J B. Adams, Esq., was elected School Trustee, to ill! tho vacanoy caused by tho expiration of tho term of Sylvester Oooduow, Esq., at tho school election last wook. A Pricut fhroutunoa wltli Ijynchiiitft UottndaU, A'. V. {April 7) Correspondence of the Set . w«- T - " York Kun. The liov. Father Brady is Catholic prlont of ’tills place, ami Mina Mary Flynn, hia cousin,, ha;j acted as hla housikoopor. On Friday afternoon some children ran to Blgnor'a Hotel, and called the proprietor oiit to “ boo tho priest whipping Mary." Bovoral persons wont to tho place, anusaw Brady lashing her with a horsewhip.’ Mian Flynn Anally escaped to tho hotel, Hho said that tho prlobt was drunk. In tho forenoon ho had boat .oiUior with his lists. Bovoral times hofpro who had received similar abuse at hia hands. After ho had bouton her with hlu lisle, who wont to him and told him who was going away, and ho gavo her tho horsewhipping. Miss Flynn showed the marks of both boatings. Tho priest threatened Ip shoot tho man who wont for nor trunk, Tho greatest indignation prevailed among tho poo* pie,.and an angry crowd lingered around Brady's, house for a longtime, threatening to tar and feather and to lynch him. Mias Flynn has gone to Now York. ■, , —The magic season is approaching when the months are without the letter “r," ond oysters are without caters. Already, Recording to the How York papers, tho publics appetite is waning, ami reviews of tho season's trade aro being made. Tho ’ winter has been so cold that tho gatherers have hud some diillculLy in getting oysters through the ice, but, so far as known, hut little injury was duuo to tho oysters themselves. THE CHICAGO TltliiUNE; DATtY SATURDAY,, APRIL 1-2, _ /_ _ • * » ,' . . ft » *. THE LIQUOR QUESTION. Another Document from the Temperance Bureau. Appeal to the Ohmohes on Behalf of Good Government. Objections Answered. The present Temperance law of Illinois Is on anomaly. It cannot bo characterized. Designed as a shield to protect helpless citizens from a selfish traftlo in intoxicating drinks, it has be come the strongest fortification of ealoou-kcopcra. Shaking thoir Uconßos in tho faces of respectable citizens; they cry out, bub tainod by tho courts, “It is a lawful business; touch us If you caul" Xu tho granting of Ucouaoa, no discretion ia exorcised; and tho moat depraved man in tho community, by, tho exorcise of o littlo cunning and sharp practice, can obtain authority to dispense whisky-poisons to cthor depraved men. A liconao ouco obtained, ho practically enjoys vested rights as much as any railroad corporation. Thoro is no danger of Its revoca tion, unless ho notoriously and repeatedly breaks tho law. If a man is killed in bis establishment, sometimes, hut not oflon, ho loses his license. Ho may fill his place with boys, drunkards, and old men, and deal out drink, so long as tboy pay for it, with impunity. If .tho wives and mothers venture near to romonstrato, thoy aro greeted and abashed with joora, laughter, and vulgar abuse; and their warnings not to sell aro tor tured into authority to sell. ■\Yhon tho money of their victims is exhausted, they rofuso to give more liquor; ana this refusal is proved in court to show that thoy do not sell to drunkards. If tho poor wife is unfortunate enough to see her already-intoxicated spouso drinking at tho bar, tho saloon-koopor will bring dozens of hangers-on to swear that tho man ia not a drunkard, is always sober and ablo to do business j and, if necessary, bo will also that ho gave orders to his barkeeper not to soli 1 ' to any such man; and, further, to prove how ut terly impossible it would bo for him to ontortain such Intention, ho will bring scores of politicians* enxiouaforbispolitioal influence,— hotel-keepers, where ho graduated,—broworo, anxious to sup ply him with liquors, et ai id genua,— to prove his lovely character and benevolent disposition, and thus acquit him; and tho poor, injured wife GOES FORTH REMEDILESS for the groat wrong inflicted upon her. Boor in mind that, no matter bow* indisputable the fact may bo that, tbo Jaw baa boon violated, if tbo saloon-keeper cun succeed in raising a doubt •as to what bis intention was in selling or fur nishing tbo liquor, that is all that is necessary to pronounce bim guiltless* And, to Ibis groat wrong upon tbo people, tbo law, tbo Legislature, and tbo courts of tbia county lend tbo sanction of tboir legal learning. Do you ask why tbo Legislature does not pass a more stringent law ? Because there IS NO MONEY IN IT. Tow really meritorious laws are ever passed, without great pressure. Selfish interests absorb tbo time of legislators. Wealthy corporations and personal interests demand attention, and re ceive it, because they are able to pay for it and control it. The enactment of laws is simply a struggle between the selfish interests of a sue-, cessful majority and a defeated .minority. The highest good of all, tbo public welfare, is sel dom consulted, except by mistake. The rule is as formerly announced by tbo Speaker of tbo General Assembly of Pennsylvania, viz.t “If Tom Scott has no more business to transact, tbo Legislature will now adjourn sine die,” Why this corruption in tbo. politics of tbo country, end consequent deterioration in tbo laws passed? AVo answer, BECAUSE THE OUUnCUES AS CIIUnOIIES, and members thereof, bold aloof, and do not per form tboir political duties. . Tbo churches, us a *rulo rologatoaU civil affairs to tbo world, tbo flesh, and the devil. In a combined, harmonious orgauizatlou of all tbo churches and patriots in tbo land, lies tbo only salvation for the present • evils. Such a combination would be Irresistible. Tboro la no other way wboroby wo may bo saved,. The existing corruption is only a premonitory symptom of approaching dissolution. Such was the condition of Romo. in tbo last days of its ' tlio successful politicians of a Republic are a TRUE INDEX OP THE CHARACTER of their constituents. Sometimes a politician 1b & little in advance of liia supporters in moral character! but, if they arc corrupt, bo is cor rupt, oud no niaiutaluß liis position by minister ing to their corrupt desires. Witness tho mem bers of tho Legislature from thin city. A ma jority of thorn owe their nomination and election to tho saloons, and, a» a necessary consequence, they arc found upon tho wrong aido of ovory question. If any of our members avo purchaaa bio upon doubtful questions, or advocate selfish Interests in opposition to tho public welfare, they are tho representatives of tho saloons. If any bring disgrace upon tho city, they are the same. Now, the churches aro the ONLY COUI’ORATIONU IN EXISTENCE, founded upon tho prluclplo'of self-sacritlco, that are able to oopo with bullish interests ana tho saloons. As a rule, the saloons elect corrupt legislators, and other selfish Interests buy them. It is cheaper for railroads und other wealthy cor porations to buy men than to oloot (hem, and so tho groat financial Interests of tho llquor-trafUo, andcorporate franchises and capital, aro usually found side by side, worhing together for tho overthrow of tho public welfare; and tho churches, tho only organized power capable of rosistlug them, lay dormant, resistless, afraid of ftU ]havgo masflos of people of thin country are beginning to grow eld: of tho corruption of their servants, and now are stretching out their hands to tho churches, and ISU'LOUINU THEM TO COMB OVER lute Maoodouia, and assist thorn in their conflict •n ilh tho powers of evil. Will thoy come ? It is objected that tho Church ought to have nothing to do with tho civil powers of tho State. Tills should not bo ao. wo do not advocate tho wop agatlonoC religions opinions or sectarian lonota by tbo Church through tho medium of tho State 5 but tho churcboH should advocate moral lawn, and every measure that, tends to the . highest welfare of society. Tho churches should stand by tho ballot-box, and boldly deposit their votes against 1 corruption, against selfish interests, against oppression, immorality, intemperance, and ovils of ovory kindotherwise THE* ABE RECREANT to tho trusts, talents, ami life of Qod repost'd in them. Thoyarotho only organized bodies in this country that bavo the power to.stfthd up for tho right ;i'they aro tho only corporations founded upon principles of self-sacrifice, esscn-. tlal to tbo public welfare. ‘ “In a multitude of counselors, there is safe ty so, in a multitude of churches, thpro is painty from thq prevalence of narrow and intol erant ideas; and such ft union, for the purpose of socuriug law, order, and good govornmont, would bo ‘ OMNIPOTENT IN POWER, and the greatest blowing ot the ago. The Hon. Homy Wilson, Vice-President of the United States, on the 17tU of January, at Wash-, iugton, said: “Thoro aro GO,ODD churches arid 8,000,000 church-members in tbo United States; ami, when tbo pastors and people, of tboPo churches realize that God has placed us boro for a higher life; aud aro willing to follow tbo ex ample of their. Savior, by denying themselves for tbo benefit of their follow-mon, then wo sbaU bavo temperance-reform indeed; and, un til ‘ the largo body of the people arise in their might,' and thrust this evil aside, I bavo no Uopo of a speedy tomporauco-roform. ’: The second objection is, that thoro Is no need of tbo churches MIXING IK POLITICS. Wo reply, that there is need, and most urgent need, tno. Not, wo reaffirm, to propagate creeds or articles of belief, but to elovato tho tone of. politics, to implant honesty, purity, and virluo in public officers, and to cause tho passage of laws founded upon eternal justice, aud in har mony with tho laws of -God. Would a commercial houso succeed whoso rules wore made by Us clerks and draymen ?- Would- a corporation prosper governed by its servants? Would a church increase spiritually that confined ito religious growth to its young and feeble members r - How, thou, can a State or Nation thrivo when tho recipients of Heaven’s ohoioeat blessings abandon their duties, and allow tho WORST ELEMENTS IN TUB COMMUNITY to rulo and min tholr moat important interests ? By tho efforts of a few churches in this-city during tho Jaat six months, tho standard of good government has boon improved 50 per cent; tho police-force is being purified: tho saloons bavo been partially closed on Sundays; and tho now Liquor law has boon enforced to tho full extent of its weak provisions. And now thoro is . >’EED OF MORE ASSISTANCE to carry forward the good work to ultimate com plete success. , , ' , ',■ The City Government hesitates to take decided stops, as many of tho churches hesitate to glvo thoir active moral support. Tho Legislature dares not pass stronger laws in tho interests of order and a sofa government, as it fonts tho churches Mill fad to do their duty and to sustain them in tho hour of peril. Even the courts of tho land havo not yet aroused to tho .primo 'necessities of tho struggle now opening between tho forces of law aud order, on ouo side, and crime and anarchy, on tho other. Tho greatest ncodof tho hour is a perfect political organiza tion among the Christian ouobgiies to secure tho objects heretofore named, and to maintain tho" substantial Victories already gained.* Without such au.organization at the, next city election, these successes wo liable to bo entirely overthrown. Especially do wo ap peal to those churches who as yet havo taken no, part in tho previous movements, but whoso dear est intercuts will bo jeopardized by defeat. ‘ Tho last objection wo shah notice is, “That tho churches aro too holy to meddlo in politics.” Wo answer, that God, in tho fullness' of tlmo, has planted a great nation iu a now world, far removed from tho influences of old systems of government, and has constituted each individual a sovereign ruler iii that nation. Each citizen is a statesman, and collectively they aro responsible for all lawß'ouactcd. Tho government and laws • of this nation can novor rise above tbo av erage intelligence ‘ and goodness of its cm zouu. How necessary, then, that those who possess tho highest truths, and practice daily communion with tho Giver of all good, should contribute of their riches in framing and executing laws for the welfare' of the people. THE POUNDER AND SAVIOR . of tho churches waa iiot too holy to advocate tho enforcement of moral laws, and, when occasion demanded, to cast out, with Hio own bauds, those vilo monoy-changoro that polluted tho sanctuary of tho law with their presence. Ho came nob to destroy or Ignore the law, but to lulilli It,—for, without laW and order, no progress, either physical, moral, or spiritual, can over ho made. A. church or society, or other agency for the puri fication and development of mankind, will not lo ahlo to accomplish much with from twenty to fifty saloons (tho proportion to bach church in .Chicago) in constant opposition, pouring forth streams of demoralization. _ ' Tho Hoy. Theodore L. Ouylor, D. D., of Brook-' lyn N. Y., says s “ Every true and timely moral reform should ho born, aud nursed, and roared, and supported by THE OEUROII OF JESUS CHRIST, “XUoro is not a single moral precept which sin ful humanity needs, but tho Church should teach it: thoro is not a wholesome example to bo sot, but tho Church should practice It. That Christian church will bo moat ChHsi-Uko which

doos tho most to ‘ scok and to savo tho lost.’ ” Among all tho groat moral reforms, nouo lino a stronger claim on Christian raon and Christian ministers than tho enterprise for saving society from tho crime aiidourso of drunkenness. And intemperance novor will bo ohookod, tho liquor traffic novor will bo prohibited, tho'drinking uattKOSof ooclal life will novor bo overthrown.' until the members of Christ’s Church all feel that they aro also members of • CimiST’O GREAT TEMPERANCE BOOIEPV. If tho Church does not save tho world, then tho world will flhik the Church. And what a burlesque it la to Btylo tlmt church-orgoui- Kutiou a. “salt of tho earth” which has a trim mer la its pulpit and tipplers in Us nows! Total abstinence should bo taught as a Christian virtue. "Woo unto him who causoth ouo of those little onca to stumble I ” Our final recommendation is, that ovary church-member should make Toipporauoo a I‘Aut or ms imilv nnr.ioioN. Tho bottle is tho deadliest: foe to Christ In our churches* and our communities. A fiioml of Olirlot must bo tbo ononiy of tho bottle. Moro souls are ruined by tho Intoxicating cup than by any other eluglo vice or error upon the globo. Every professed Ohriutlauwbo gives his exam ple to. tbo drinking-usages is a partner in tho ■ tremendous havoo which those evil customs pro duce. • - • "If any man will oomo qfter Mb,” Bold tbo Divine Master, “ lot him deny himself." Am tlio great Apostle only clenched this glorlom precept when ho said, “It is good not to clrinl wine whereby my brother stumbloth, or is of fended, or is made ■weak." On this immutable rock of self-denial standi the Temperance reform 1 There the Dlvim Founder of Christianity placodit; withCluialian ity it is linked; will! Christianity it will stand or perish. \Vo do not hesitate to close- this brief paper with (ho declaration that, with the triumph and prevalence of Christian self-denial in the Church, is bound up THE ONT.Y non: of tbo triumph r.ud prevalence of pure Ghrislian ity in our world. Tbo world's progress, lilco tbo progress of solar systems, has boon, and still is, through- law mid order, up to the sphere of its highest develop ment. imperfect as the churches are, yofc with in their limits is found tbo major part of those principles of virtue and sound doctrine which must conserve all truo progress; and WE APPEAL TO THEM to stretch forth anus of love for tho protection of those worse than widows and orphans, suffer ing from tho effects of.tho sin of mtornporauoo: aud tho License laws of society. Lot tho God given power of tho churches bo exerted to shield tho oppressed, aud bless tho politics of tbo coun- ( try with an ennobling iulluonco. 'Tho most profligate sailor appeals to God for assistance when in danger of imminent ship wreck ; so now tbo people of this country, writhing in toils of political corruption and tho vested rights of powerful corporations, which causo reproach to llopubllcau institutions throughout tho world, r i APPEAL TO THE CHURCHES for assistance. Every instinct of patriotism should impcl thom to grant it. There in no other way to good government. Already, old, worn out political tricksters, bankrupted in. former campaigns, are assuming to load tho farmers’ movement in. their warfare against railroads, but really fbr thoir own selfish interests. With-, out wishing to pronounco an ox-cathedra denun ciation, wo cannot.help believing that- those churches that are too holy to assist in tho purl-' llcatiou of politico are false to their duty, their country, aud their God. ■ Temperance Bureau. Chicago, April 11, 1673. A Story of the £*ost - - J>Vimi th» .rnnrnaf, *' James Bateman, a good-looking young Eng lishman of 2C. from London, waa with tho emi grants, ami desires to makQ n statement con corning the death of hie wife on tho ship. Ho was tho, only-passenger who was able to bring, his wife on'dock, all of tho others being drowned below stairs. Ilia statement is as follows: - “On tho Ist of April, 3a. m., I was awakened, - with my wife, by heaving Ibo ship strike"? -I* heard them soy it was only tUo noise .of -ilio anchor, and that wo wore in port in Halifax.' l\ and my wife ran up stairs, nearly naked, to tho door, but the Bailors wore, guarding it, and said /they had orders to keep all below, I hurst opou tho door against tho men, and my wife and I fell upon tho deck. At this minute, thoy.wcro firing tho last rocket, and Ulr.llyau,a passenger, waa trying to launch a boat. I got into tho boat with my wife, when tho sailors camo and said .they would split our heads open if wo did not got out. I naturally preferred to stand my chances .on dock rather than ho killed in tho boat, bo wo obeyed them, and got into the rig ging. Sly wife and I hold on to tho rigging, umL just as wo got hold fast tho ship koelocK over, and wo wore suspended in tho air by out Hands. My wifo was 22 years of ago, a strong woman,** and I pushed her into tho rigging again.; Then! tho non -swept over us several times. - I dressed in nothing but a shirt and coat, and .‘my* wifo had only a chemise and fiannol petticoat, so wo suffered greatly from cold. My wifo wiu frooziug nine hours iu the rigging before si 0 ’died. Tho Inst limn saved was luo first mate, ni d* I think they could have saved my wifo at tbit time; Hor'kat words wore to an officer, “Please give something, if only a handkerchief, to savo mo from freezings’’ but tho officer, though warm ly clad himself, refused to aid her. ' “ A Halifax paper gives the statement of Firnb Officer Frith, to tho effect that ho staid by my wifo until oho perished. This is false. lip did nothing forhor. ‘ I think ho is tho biggest coward God over made.” (A number of other passengers corroborated this). “ 1 tried aa a last effort to save ray wifo to cross tho deck from tho mizzon rigging to tho foro part of the ship, and whilo dozens who mudo tho attempt were washed overboard I was successful. I naked Capt. Will - jams to try and savo my wifo. Ho replied: ‘ Fetch your wife, if you want her saved;’ bub that was impossible, us I could not cross tho deck again. A lot of sailors cried, ‘ Savo tho woman,’ but none dared try. It wan too late. ‘"When I last saw my wifo who was frothing at tho luoiiih ami nearly dead. Wo wove bound for Huston. lam a bricklayer by trade, aud have no friends iu the city.” Ourioun HEarrlßgc* From the San Francisco Jenioh Tima. lu order to make chicken ealwd, eaya a, philos opher, you imibt first pot your chicken. The motto has, with slight alterations, boon put in •practice iu Galicia (AuatriauPolami) on tho occa sion of n recent wedding. In ft certain UUlo town of that fav-oiT ami not ovor-oiilightoucd region a Jewess was engaged to bo married to u foreign co-rcliglonist. On tlio day that was to jusilco tho twain one, a largo crowd, including tho llabbi, gathered at the house of the hvido; uU wuainioadmoflH for tho Interesting ceremony dayo that tho all-important olomont of the bride groom wan wanting. After wasting much pa tience and many questions iu regard to tbo absent one, a person in tho crowd took tho re sponsibility of declaring tlmt tho faithless bride groom would not como. What was to bo done in such a quandary? Tho bride was dressed out with tho positive design of being married; tho .Jlabbl bad come with tho positive design of mar .•rving somebody; friends had assembled with tho equally iiooitivo donimi of having a lolly good tlmo. Nobody, oapoolaliy tlio nvoopootivo fatuor and mother-in-law, cared about being dlsappolut od; bo witness tho luminous idea that sohsod up on llabbi, parents, and friends. They were bound to play Jlanilet, though tho man that was originally engaged to play tho title role had jailed to cotuo up to time. So tins is tho little stratagem practised iu order to secure ft ‘ JJaiit- Icl." Bald tho Assembled wisdom: ‘‘lake tho iirst best Jewish young man you find on tlio street, bring Idm hero, and lot him bo united to this woman.” Ami it was done. Then a collec tion was made and presented to tho bo quoorly ' married couple. Hut now cornea the point iff • tbo whole affair Next day, after this singular ■proceeding, tho bona lido **JUimlet" prosont icd hhiißolf, excusing bin lateness by the bad atato of tho roads. Ho was forthwith married to this fiance, and tho forcibly married young man placed in bacholordom, much astonished, Sis a little tbo richer iu pocket, and wouder lat would his next adventure m the | matrimonial ocean. THE COURTS; ' j ; The Law of Eminent Domain--lllgh- ways—Supremo- -Court- Decision. Singular Proceedings Against tlio Oity—Extraordinary Proso . oution of a Citizen. A Curious Will Case—A Chicago Es tate Claimed by an Indiana Widow and Child. Somo Allegations Expecting 1 tlio Xako Superior Forwarding. Com-. • pany. I’onaily of Letting an Infected House— -Damages Cor loss of a Wife aiid Child. TUo Bnpromo Court of this State, by Scott, Justice, has dolivorod tho following opinion in ' Joseph A. Kirao v. tho Towu of Heading (Appeal from LWlwgßtouo): ' This proceeding was' originally commenced by tho Commissioners of Highways of*tho Town of Heading for Uio purposoof laying out ami cHlnhllsliliig a pulillo roan, wincli, when ctmotmiclod, would v»ha over certain lands owned by tho oppollnnt. From tho action of tho ComniiflHloucra laying out tho ronu, tho appellant prayed nu’nppcal. under tho provisions of tho statute, to three Supervisors of tho comity, who, upon tho hearing aUlrmcd their action in all things, except as to tho rvpnuitßment of damage* which tho appellant would sustain by reason of tho construction of tho road across his land. In this respect tho action of tho Commis sioners wns reversed, and a now asHceamont made. Tho record of tho proceedings wu* brought before tho . Circuit Couvton a writ of certiorari. On tho heating d the Court found no error, ami dismissed tho cause. B Tho proceeding* having been Instituted since tho k adaption of tho now Constitution, tho only question that wo deem material to ho coiiHlaercd is, whether the Oommistdoucni of Highways, or tho Supervisors, on appeal, could rightfully assess tho damages which tho * appellant would sustain by reason of tho construction 3 of tho road across his premises. Tho principal In ■ nnlry, thcroforo, la whether tho statutes tinder which I tho assessment was made is notiu conflict with our prceout Constitution, and tho assessment for that rea • son void. In tho thirteenth section of Article 3lt is i provided that “ private property shall not bo 1 taken or damaged for pnhllo ■ use, with out’ just' compensation. finch compensation, when not mado by tho . Blatc, than bo jioccrtnhicd by a Jury, a* shall ho prescribed by law,” Tho act under which Uio assenßroeut was mado was plainly in conflict with this provision of tho Oon 'ntltutlrm, and must bo held so far as It authorizes tho Commissioners of Highways, or tho Supervisors on appeal, to assess damages, to have boon repealed, or rendered Inoperative by tho adoption of tho Constitu tion. Tho laud of tho appellant could not bo con demned for public uses xuitll compensation had been mudo; and it Is provided that such compensation shall ho ascertained by a Jury. It docs not militate against this view tint there was then no mode, “ prescribed by law,” for ascertaining “such compensation" by a jury •11is a constitutional right of which tho parly may not bo debarred, either by tho action, or non action, of tho Legislature. (Tho People v. Mclloh evts, September, T. 1870.) • t Tho thirteenth section of tho Bill of Rights woo in force at tho time these proceedings were had. and un . clcr Us provisions it was tho legal right of tho oppcl lant, if tho public sought to condemn tea property for public uses, to have his damages assessed. by a Jury. Tho assessments mode by tho Commissioners of High wavs and Supervisors on appeal wore without authori ty of law, and therefore void. Tho town officers could have uo lawful right to enter upon tbefands of tho ap- T/Cllant and appropriate tho samo to public uses until hi* damages should have been ascertained according to tho law of tho land, and such damages paid or ten dered to him. It was so held in tho case of tho People v. MeßobertH. Supra. , .... It is unnecessary to determine whether tho statute under which those proceedings wore had made any provision fur ascertaining by a jury tho damages which the appellant would sustain by tho construction of tho highway across his promises, for the reason thattho Legislature,, by tho act in forceiAug. 18, 1872, has provided a mode in which such ‘‘Just compomin-. tiou" may ho aacoctaiucd by a jury. (See, 65, Session. file Commissioners of Highways nor tho Supurriaora had any authority, uudoc tho law, to inuku any assessment of tho damages which the ap pellant would sustain, and their action in that regard wan irregular and vout, ana ought to have boon, ■reversed by tho Circuit Court. Tho Judffmout la reversed and tho cause remanded, Charles J. Beattie, for appellant, and ITUabury and Lawrence, for appellee. bisqgiar bill ron injunction against tub Valentino Haas brings a rathor peculiar suit, j in'tlao Cifcuic Court, against tho City of Chica- ! go. .Complainant avora that in tho early part of ; the year 1872 liis wife was owner of lot on which. , houso No. 570 North Wells street is built; that i ’the houso, a wooden one, was erected early, in tho saino year, and ia within tho city fire limits ; that at tho time it was built thoro wore loft open. . and unprotected two pairs of stairs, in tho rear, which afforded ingress and ogress to tho second and third stories ; that the houso was built prior to tho adoption.of tho ordinance to designate tho boundary of tho now lire limits of Chicago j that • the stairs wore only protected by studding ox-, tending outside thorn, and attached thereto. Homo 8 or 10 foot higher than said stairs, for tho purpose of-protecting them ; that on the 23d of January. 1873, tho Common Council of Chicago Tvaaßod and adopted an ordinance providing that “tho owner or occupant of any wooden, building was * prohibited from repairing any wooden building ‘ or enlarging tho same within tho firo limits to any extent above or higher than ono story, and that, foe a violation o! said ordinance, tho owner, occupier, or any person who aided or assisted m the samo, was subject to a fine of not loss than jtioq or moro than s*soothat ho is not tho owner or occupant of such building} that ho has not aided,'assisted, or in any manner contributed to tho building’s erection, nor in making any alter ations Ihoroon’; that in tho. latter part of tho month of February, *1873, his wife employed a rough workman, who simply nailed rough boards on tho studding to protect tho stairs in tho rear of 1 tho building; that while sho was superintending -tho work, ono McAuloy, who claims to bo a-Firo Warden, came to tho budding nnd-in a mostungontloraanly way insulted her becaußO aho said she was not violating tho Firo ordinance-} that said McAuloy departed with the tlireafc that ho would, keep on suing until ho would make them pull down “the whole d— thing}” that on the 18th March, 1873, tho city- brought action against complainant, before Justice Kauffman, who fined him £25 for violation of tho firo ordinance; that on tho 20tu of tho same month tho city brought throo other suits for tho same offense; that on tho sth day of April tho city brought a similar suit for tho samo offense, at tho West Sldo Police Court, ho foro Justice Scully, who fined complainant *200; that tho city served no process on him, except in tho first instance, when a summons was loft with his littfo child; that said fines assessed are contrary to law, and that said suits are civil amts,and personal service should bo had thereon j that on the 18th of March, 1873. to defend tho throe actions brought against him, complainant wont to local expenses and was acquitted, ami that ho boliovoH if ho had gone to tho expense of employing an attorney each time and paid.s3 for n jury, ho would have defeated tho city every time; and that ho ia constantly .annoyed by police officers coming to -his residence, everyday In tho week, with summonsep to servo upon him for alleged violation’ of tho firo ordi nance ; that whenever ho makes his appearance in such causes, McAuloy-boasts that ho will suo him at both Police Courts at once, and they will K ot a judgment against him} that McAuloy is maliciously prosecuting those suits; that com plainant is entirely remediless in tho low to pre vent the multiplicity of suits; that if ho does not outer his appearance and defend, ft heavy lino is imposed by tho Justices; that ho is a poor man, nud must resort to equity for his protection; that ho fears tho city will levy on his personal prop erty to satisfy these executions unless tho Court will issue an injunction restraining thorn, mean while, from such prosecutions, wherefore bo prays that his persecution bo- so stayed until tho further hearing of tho causo. OUBIOUH WILI* CASE. Ami Collins and Arthfir CollinH bring amt In the Circuit Court against . Frederick A. Bryan, executor. Ann and Arthur llazolbrogg, Bridget and Joromiuli Wilson, Robert 0. Wright, George BooviUo, Luther Warren, and Sarah L. Gurley to move in a court) ot equity their title as wife and son, respectively, of the late James A. Col llna. Complainants aver that Ann Oollhiß was married to James A. Collins, la Hendricks Coun tv, State of Indiana, on the 20th of April, 1810} that eho lived with him as hl« wife for more than one year; that James A. Collins was bom unto her about a year subsequent to tho marriage, and is the lawful fruit thereof; that soon after hlablvth James A* Collins did, without reason able cause, separate himself from complainant ard remove to tho City of Ohlcago>whoro bo practiced medicine and surgery s that he stayed there until Ids death, representing to complain ant that the climate of Chicago wan too un bcaUhful for her; that lie hail accura 'ulatod coußldorahlo wealth, real and personal, by the tlmo of his death, viz.s iho w. y A of n. o. y, and o. y of n. w. |< of flee. 0. In Town 32, llanpo R, o. oi Rd p. in., in Marshall "Coiinty,’Slnlo of ‘lndiana, being ICOncrcs'of land, worth sls per acre 5 r also the n. y y of Lot 0, in UlocU 55. Canal Tnmlooß’ Now Subdivision, of coat fraction of s. 0. % of.Boo. 21, .Township 01), n. of Bongo 14, 0. of yd p, tn M in the City of Chicago, improved with dwollhig-hnuHo of the value of $7,000} that said last-described real es tate in subject to n trust deed given by said Jamoa’A. Collins to George Boovillo, dated Dec. 20,1872. to secure payment of a promissory unto for $1,200, with interest at 10 per cent, duo two yearn after date, which nolo was given to Luther warren, of Waukegan ? that James A. Colllna owned u.so the 0. 20 feet of the wont 40 feet of Lot 0, In Block 05, In School Boction Addition to City of Cidcago, improved with budding, worth not lebfl than $30,000, which la aubjoct to'trust deeds. as followa: One dated May l), 1872, given to llouort O. Wright, to secure a promissory note of same date, for $14,000, 10 per cent interest annually, which note was given to the order of HArah L. Qurloy, of Cincinnati, and died live yearn after date; also, .another dated Oct. 1, 1872, to Goo. Scovillo, to iiocuro ft promissory note of same date for $3,000, 10 per cent intercut annually, given to Borah Qurloy, of Cincinnati, and duo throe years after date 5 that all bucli notes are valid and first lions upon the above real estate, subject to complainants rights ; that James A.’ Collins was also posacaflod of jewelry and other personal property to the value of $3,000 5 that when lie took up his abode in Chicago ho assumed to bo a bachelor, and repre sented himself us such to the various parties with whom ho did business; and that ho executed the throe trust deeds with the rocltaUhoroin that ho was ft bachelor; that ho represented at nil times that his only heirs wore his two sisters, Ellon Hazclbrcg. anti Bridget Wilson ; that tlio marriage relations, legally assumed between com plainant and dames A. Collins, still continues, oxoopt so far ns affected by death of the latter; that he dind on tho IGlh of January, 1873, leaving a will, which was duly proven ana admitted to probate, and letters testamentary' wore issued to .Frederick A. Bryan, of Chicago, whom tho will nominated executor. In tho will, James A. Collins, among other devises and be quests. devised and bequeathed all his real es tate wuorovor situated to complainant, Arthur 31. Collins, under tho name of “ Arthur M. Col lins, my nephew, of Danville, Hendricks Co., Ind.; that there has been any such person as described in those terms; that at tho time of tho making of tiio will, James A. Collins had no other Kindred or relatives by tho name of Arthur M. Collins' at that place ; that tho erroneous description was either tho result of inadvert ence, or made with a view of preserving tho cousistoucy of tho statements that Collins was a bachelor ; that com plainant, as widow, is entitled to one third of Collins 1 personal estate, after the pay ment of debts, to an estate in foe to one undi vided half of tho real estate of which testator had died seized, situated iu Indiana, and to an estate in dower iu all tho real estate loft by him; . that Janies A. Collins, aa to all her rights, died intestate ; that tho will is of no force or.offoct. so far as it contravenes her right as widow ; that complainant Arthur Collins is entitled to half of said real estate situate iu Indiana, and to an es tate in foe simple of all testator’s real estate in Illinois, subject to tho other complainants dower and tho three trust deeds; that tho acta and doings of James A. Collins aro contrary to equity, nave placed ft cloud on complainant a right and title, and tend to their injury and oppression. Whoroforo they pray that tho de fendants may bo summoned to appear in a court of equity, and they ho recognized as widow and sou of tho deceased. THE LAKE SUPERIOR FORWARDING COMPANY. Henry T. Millar, John W. 0. Nohf, and Jdm S. Nehf bring action in tho Circuit Court against Tho Lake Superior Forwarding Company. Com plainants aver that in 1804 they purchased from tho Company the propeller W. F. Backus, for SIO,OOO, giving twontv promissory notes of SSOO each, and securing them with a chattel mortgage of tho propeller, and also gave them throe mort gages on tho real estate held respectively by complainants, worth $30,000 ; that they repaired tho propeller, and began running her on regvlar trips; that they learned since that there wore claims on tho vessel, contracted prior to the date of their that tho vessel was seized foe such debt and tied up at Milwaukee, in October. 180-4, when on a trip north, together with com plainants’ personal effects; that the propellet was then sold for $3,200 by tho United States Marshal: that tho Lake Superior Company never wore own ora of tho vessel; that ono G. 8, Hubbard, of Chicago, owned four-tenths (4-10) thereof, and hold a chattel mortgage on tho re mainder: to secure tho Company’s promissory - iioto to him of $7,200; dated Aug. 7,1871, duo m • two years, and bearing 7 per cent Interest; that, after tho transfer of tho vessel to complainants, defendants refused to give them a bill of sale and to redeem tho vessel from incumbrances; that $2,000, paid by complainants on notes to tho Company, has not boon used either to pay Hubbard or remove any other incumbrance ou 'ho vessel, but that one Platt. Secretary of tho - Company, still retains it; lhathoandsundry per sons, whoso names aro unknown to complainants, protending to bo agents of tho Company, Uavo promised to cancel said notes and mortgages, upon complainants paying sufficient money to de fray the expenses ana the foes thereon; but complainants boliovo that they have no authori ty to do so; that tho Company has never pre sented tho notes for payment; that the Compa ny never intended to carry on tho business for •which it purported to ho organized; that no part of tho stock was over paid or intended. w bo paid: that the Company abandoned tho objects of its organizationunder its charter after com plainants had bought tho propeller; that com plainants, from tho reasons mentioned, wore un able to make any profit from running tho vessel; that tho holders of their notes and mortgages re fuse to deliver them up; and they seek redress in a court of. equity. SSOO DAMAGES FOB LETTING AX INFECTED HOUSE. A very interesting case occupied tho early part of tho day in Judge Booth’s court, in which John Auer sued Goorgo Rounigor for damages, in that tho latter rented him a house which ho know at tho time to ho infected with small-pox. From tho plaintiff’s evidence it appeared that on tho 7th of February ho camo to Chicago to hunt up a dwelling for hlmsolf and family, who wore liv •ingrftt tho time, at Englowood. Ho stopped at the comer of State and Forty-third streets, op posite tho house of defendant, who inquired of him in a friouoly way • his business, Learning it, defendant offered to rent him a house of his at 612 per month,. which, ho stated, was in good order and ready for occupation. The terms and tho appearance of tho.pluco wore alike satisfac tory to Auer, who • moved in next day, with Ida wife and fivo children, varying m ago from 2 to 14 years, quite ignorant of tho fact that but a voiy short timo hoforo tho promises wore vacated by one James McKee, suffering at the timo from small-pox. Two or throo days after their settling in their uowhomo, the dreadful disease seized tho mother and •children; and stayed with them several weeks, during which time Catherine, aged four years, and Christine, aged two years, died. Ibo de fense was that tho landlord was not liable for damages : that when he stated tho house was a lit and habitable dwelling it was for tho plain tiffs to find out otherwise. This they did with a vengeance, and the lury thought Jit to award. SSOU damages to tho plaintiff. UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. Tho following is an act to fix tho timo for hold ing tho annual session of tho Bupromo Court of tho United States, and for other purposes : tie it enacted by the Senate and House oj Jiepreeenta tii'eaaf the United Statei of America in Vongrcta ao aembled, That from ami aflor the rmfsogo of this act tho Annual session of the Bupromo Court of too United Btntos shall commence on tho nocoud Monday of Octo ber lu each your, and all actions, suite, appeals, recog nizances, processes, writs, and proceedings whatever, ponding or which may ho pending lu said court, or rotucuahlo thereto, shall have day therein, and bo heard, tried, proceeded with, and decided, lu liko niau uor as If tho timo of holding cold sessions had nob. been hereby altered. Approved, Jan. *il, 1873. HAXURUTTOt MATTERS. A. McKee Rankin, the well-known imperso nator of Rip Van Winkle, yesterday filed a peti tion for adjudication as bankrupt. His debts amount to 68,0-10, and all tho property ho has iu the world does not exceed SIOO iu value. Iu tho matter of Wm. D. Forbes ot ah, on tho Setitiou of tho Assignee, leave was giveu for tho [sposal of tho stock by private sale. Mary A. Boott, wife of Goorgo Boott, bankrupt, having, in reply to tho rule to show cause why Lot 12, Block. 9. In School Section Addition should not bo sold, agreed to tho conditions pro posed, and tho Court, yesterday, mudo tho for mal order as prayed. Tho Assignee of tho Groat Western Insurance .Company yesterday received leave of the Court to compromise, settle or liquidate all doubtful claims hold by the Company. .... ; Raphael J. Prius having failed to flio his sched ules, ho was yesterday ruled to show cause why ho should not bo punished for contempt of Court. , . m * In tho matter of‘Utter W. Livingstone, tho As slguoo was ruled to pay tho costs of attachment, Viz., $149,10. > Tho residence of 001. Cunningham, at St. Al bans, W. Ya. f one of tho finest mansions In the Kanawha Valley, woa destroyed by Are last Wednesday night,

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