Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 26, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 26, 1873 Page 5
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THE STATE CAPITAL. Tho Compromise Railroad Bill Passed in tho Senate. The House Refuses to Concur in tho Senate Amendments. Leading Provisions of Hie Amenda tory Revenue Law. the Senate Orders the General Ap propriation Bill to a Third Reading. BUI for tho Improvement of Water-Power Privileges on tho Fox Blvor. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, TUE RALROAD DEDATE. Springfield, April 25. — Tho groat debate of tho session, on tho Railroad bill, was continued in tho Senate this morning, Mr. Dow moving to strike out of tho third section tho clause pro* riding that it should not bo doomed a sufficient excuse or Justification of' discrimination that they wore mado at competing points. Wr. Waito rondo a 'solemn and oxcolluul Bpooch, In rfbicb ho nrroyod tbo argument tlmt tho clanßO was a discrimination in favor of tho oaat and west rondo, and ngalnot tho north and oouthroado! and that it would roh towuaUUo Bloomington and Quincy of tho competition thoy bad expanded millions bo socuro. Sir. YorißOamo after Mr. Waite, swinging Ina anno with more than wonted onorgy, thorohy ex pressing tho depth of hia fooling ngalnot tho proposed amondmont, whlch ho concolvod to bo Intended to emasculate tho bill. It should re main there. His agricultural constituents de manded such a provision. A skirmish of wit be tween Mr. Vorifl and Mr. Wait© enlivened this ■portion of tho debate, and then Mr. Hampton, hi his homely but strong language, objected to eliminating tho clause, which waa ono of tho tooth” of Uio bill, and no legislative dentistry should extract the Ivory. Mr. Whiting was certainly opposed to tho amondmont, and was going ou to remark tlmt ho know of tho piupoao of gentlemen to kill tbo blUfwbon the President called him to order, and admonished him to stick to tho text, which ho did for tho remainder of hia five minutes. Mr. Arcbcr-Aivo tho opinion that thoy had bolter strike out tho omwliug clause at once and - odjourn, than to takj out tho most vital prin ciple of tho bill. Ho represented towns that had voted aid to railroads, but ho could not ask fa vors for tlmra that wovo not extended to other places. With the eighth section* and that olanoo stricken out, tho people would denounce tho bill ca “ a ghost.” , . _ Tho motion |to strike ont was lost-yeas, 8; nays, 82, tho yeas'being CHnflold, Dow. Kohoo, Deo, McGrath, Reynolds, Shiel, and Waite. Mr. Canfield offered an amendment in place of tho same clause, leaving it to a jury to say in each daao whether competition was a Justification of discrimination. Ho thought thoy could trust tho people, whilo Mr. Youngblood had an idea tho amondmont would destroy tho decision in tho Alton case by allowing competition to bo a dis crimination. Tho amendment was lost by tbo same vote that rejected its predecessor. Mr. Starno came next, with an amendment to insert the words‘.'llko quantities,” so that spe cial rates might certainly bo allowed by tbo bill, though ho believed special contracts could bo made without his amondmont. Tho necessity of encouraging manufactures was expatiated upon by tho gentleman from Sangamon, but It was no use, as tho Senate refused his amendment by 20 to 10. Mr. Sheldon mado another attempt to amend by inserting a direct provision for special rates. Ho remarked that it was wrong to put an em bargo on tho interests of the country, but there was a determination on tho part of tho friend*’ of tho bill to push it through undor tho whip - fla Bpur, and Mr. Palmer moved to cloao <’ J “ ato i which roused tho indignation of tbn jßn j"° J rß i who called for tho yeas and URye the motion-21 to IG-whon Mr. delivered that familiar speech. At moved tho Senate t a l [ „ r .vceßß nia ollow tbo railroad to rest -7 Uo Senators looted nt a circus prr“° M,on thou in progress. motion •< llO sovoro, but It brought tho*Senators * om «•» windowsi to their scats to hear Mr uonahuo, who took tho ground that tho ole*® 0 B bould bo retained to prevent dia cripauation against small formers and small f^wns. Mr. Loo was on tho other side, believing tbo abolition of special rates would ruin tbo whole sale trade or Peoria in grain and in whisky, targe quantities of which wore shipped. Mr. Sanford took substantially tho samo ground as Mr. Donohue, and then Mr. Whiting romined tho Senate of tho condition of tho play of Hamlet with Hamlet omitted, and believed tha provision they wore trying to omit was tho Hamlet of tho-bill. Mr. Archer did not boliovo thoy should dis criminate in favor of Peoria whisky,which would be bettor tamed into the Illinois River. Mr. McGrath insisted that whisky was an in dustry rf the Slate, and tho farmers wore willing onoupA to sell com to make it. Tho bill without tho proposed amendment would be an injury to she State. The politicians wore riding the railroad hobby to death, and hod no regard for Anything but to pander to tho public clamor. Tho amendment was l^at —20 to 12—and 800. 8 was adopted without amendment. Bo wore Sec tions 4 and 6. Mr. Dow Amoved to 'amend Hoe. 0 so that manufacturers might bo allowed to mako special contracts. Mr. Whiting spoke against tho amendment, Mr. Varis for, and Burke and Baldwin against, when tho debate was closed, and tbo amendment lost. Mr. McGrath offered an amendment allowing farmers special rates, which was of course re jected, and then Mr. Brown submitted another proposition relative to special rates, which was wanting time, tho idea having been repeatedly beaten. - • Sec. G was adopted. Mr. Whiting moved to discharge tho remainder of tho bill from con sideration by sections. A motion to adjourn was lost. Mr. Whitings’ motion, requiring two-thirds, was lost. 800. 7 was adopted. Sections 8 and 0 having boon stricken out yesterday, Boc. 10 was next in ortbr. Mr. Dow moved to amend byaproviao that tho act should not apply to tho transportation of passengers, or freight, or cars in transit from places without, through, or to places within, tiro Etato. It was lost—2G to 16—and Sec. 11 was ap proved. 800. 13, the Inst, was adopted, and tbo bill or dered to a third reading. Mr. DoAabue moved to suspend tho rules, and read tho bill a tlurcl time, and it was so ordered yeas, 87; nays, 2—McGrath and Leo. Tho till as amended passed—yeas, 8G; nays. G. A motion was made to reconsider tho vote, and shat motion laid on tho table. Mr. Dow an- Donnood bis intention to ontor a protest. Reynolds and Williamson wore tho only Cook County Senators who voted for tho bill, tho others believing it would Injure their constitu ents. Ik Tim house. By unanimous consent, tho House took up tho hill in • tho afternoon, tho ques tion being on concurring in tho Bon ato amendments. Messrs. Hart. Oborly, and Dunham made speeches against concurrouce, and Messrs. Alexander and Bollock on tho other side. There was nothing newer strange in what was said, and it excited no curiosity until MUton Hay took the floor, when tho House listened with marked attention to a radi cal and original review of the bill, which, being the criticism of tho most powerful mind, and opinion of tho ablest lawyer in Clio General Assembly is valu able and timely. Mr. Hay said he fell rotuotant to express his opinion on tho Houeo Railroad bill, that had boon before tho House, for tho rea son that ho was conscious of ontortainiug views upon tho subject that were totally at variance from those expressed, ac least, by tho groat majority of tho House. If ho was right in his opinions, oil the bills upon tbo subloot hitherto presented, as well as tho ononow under consider ation, were based upon a faulty theory, and nono of them could receive his vote. Ho hold the charters given by our Legislatures to those cor porations to ho contracts, cud that any legisla tion which either annulled or essentially im paired them was fruitless and unconstitutional; that they were within (ho protection of the Con stitution of tho United Btatos. He would not consume the timo of the House by any argument now demonstrating those charters to be con tracts. It vroold iufilce to aav all of our Cqurta bo hold »nd adjudged, and It was utter folly for us lo have our legislation under ft temporary oxoltoment upon any different theory. Having always so understood tlioso charters, and be lieving that the Courts would so continue to in terpret, bo has examined all those bills bv that tost, and found each and all of them alike ob jectionable on that score. Without undertaking to give the language generally used in conferring upon those corporations the right to fix faros and freights by their charters, it would suffice to say that it was conferred on moat of them by express terras and without qualification. Now, ho did not hollovo that be cause the franchise had thus boon conferred without limitation In express words that the corporation was lawless bilbo exorcise of it. Ho hold, on tho contrary, that tho common law con dition followed tho grout ; that tho franchises conferred wore subject to the condition that they wero to ho reasonably exorcised, and that for an obuso or misuse of tho fronohlßos was subject to Judicial forfeiture. Ho utterly denied tho power of tho Legislature, under tho gmso of merely providing remedies for abuses, to so provide os either to utterly annihilate tho franchise con ferred' of fixing tolls by tho corporation, or lo so cripplo its beneficial exercise as to render it worthless. Wo cannot admit and recognize tho existence of tho charter contract, and at tho same time so legislate as to impair it. If tho abuses oauuot ho remedied without annihilating tho contract, wo should go at. tho matter logically, and first divest them of tho franchise. Tho speaker desired his language to bo understood ns applicable particularly to two franchise conferred in respect of fixing tolls and faros. Where tho charter was silent, thoro was room for common law implications, but for none whore tho contract was express, for nonoat least but that already stated,—the con dition that tho franchises wero not to bo abused. Ho did not, and could not, construe tho charter os conferring a raoro right to charge faros and loUo upon a quantum meruit, « ft °h ana every ouch charge, whether for a passenger or » shipment of freight, to bo reviewed by a jury, and, If not suctioned by a Jury, to bo tho occasion of heavy penalties. Could any sensible man hollovo that a railroad could ho operated upon such a principle? Such was tho the ory and provisions of this bill. It was, in bis Judgmont.moro objectionable than any other that had boon presented In all the bills framed upon tho article In tho Constitution re quiring tho Legislature to fix tho rates. Al though tho speaker hold them to ho' unwarranted under tho Constitution of tho United States, they wore yet more plausible, moro practicable, and would prove moro reasonable than this bill. Tho Hild rup bill, although ho thought that equally at fault in a constitutional point of view, had at least tho redeeming trait in it that it furnished a rule under which Railroad .Companies would find at least some protection. It was true that by that bill tho franchise to fix freights was taken from railroad companies anti Kivon to tho Railroad Commissioners and a jury, and when between them they had fixed a rule, that was to bo a protection to tho Com pany for a year; but under this hill ovon if 800. Bis retained, It will bo soon that railroad companies bavo no protection. Junes may disregard tho prima faclo rule of tho Com missioners oven, and inflict their penalties In their own good pleasure. Nor does their rule afford any protection from tho civil suits for treble damages provided in tho sixth section. Tho first section of tho bill defines extortion to be tho charging or rocloving moro than a reasonable rate for freights or faros, and by tho fourth flec tion tho Company is subjected to a fiuo not loss than SI,OOO nor moro than $5,000 for tho first offense, $5,000 to SIO,OOO for second offense, SIO,OOO to $20,000 for third offense, and for every sunsoquout offense $25,000. Whether the rates charged are reasonable or unreasonable is to bo determined; whether tho prosecu tion bo for tho penalties or the milt bo a civil ono for treble damages by a jury. Tho practical effect of this ie/o take from the Com pany tho right to fix wUa aud to confer that right upon a Jury. , But little reflection would bo required for us all to under stand that the fares and tolls of a transportation company should ho fixed by some author**/* If tho right is not in tho cor poration it should bo proscribed by some au thority capable of giving a rule by which at tho timo tho charge is made and tho toll is paid it may ho known definitely and certain that tho toll is legal and payable. Now, If the power is taken* from tho company, ought not some substitute to bo supplied, by which tho/ may at least know how they may escape ponaltiou ovon if forbidden the beneficial oxorciso Of iUeiv franchise ? Do you supply them with this substitute by tho provisions of this bill ? . How are tboy to guess tho rates that will carry them .without tho probabilities of penalties through the jury ordeals ? Their only safety will ho to. fix their rates so low that no jury can possibly find them unreasonable. It will bo, observed that under (bo provisions of this bill, a railroad com pany extending through ton counties may bo sued in each of tho counties at tho same time for different alleged offenses, as defined by this law, but yot upon substontiallw tbo same facta, and tho juries in six of the counties may find tbo rates reasonable, and render verdicts for tbo company; and yot, if tbo Juries iu tbo four other counties shall, as they may, find tbo rates unreasonable, tbo company may bo fined in sums amounting in tbo aggregate to SIOO,OOO, and yot stand acquitted by a majority of tbo juries to whom tbo sumo facts have boon submitted. How is uniformity to bo brought about by tbo verdicts of juries f How a rule established ? Will it bo said that by ap~ I male to tbo Supremo Court to sot aside verdicts bat Court can establish or bring about somo uniform mlo. Not at all. Tho Court is powerless iu tho promises. If tbo ton verdicts wore all appealed, the Court, so far as tbo vor diets are concerned, undorwollestablished rules, would havo to confirm all tboso find ing tho rates reasonable and those find ing them unreasonable. That Court itself has said that this at best is but a more matter of opinion, a matter about which juries may hon estly differ, whore tbo facts are tbo same oven, and that under woll-ostabbshod rules they will not Interfere to disturb tbo verdict, although tho Court itself would have found differently from tho jury. It will thus bo soon that there can bo no rulo established by tho over-varying verdicts of juries, and when wo consider that, in the absence of a rulo, tboso railroad compa nies are all tbo while heaping upon themselves unnumbered penalties from their utter inanllity to guess by wbnt rule to bo governed, so as to bo safe, who will dare say that tbo effect, and unnecessary effect, of this is uot to effectually Impair that provision of their charters giving them tbo express authority to fix their own tolls. The speaker hero wont on to illustrate tbo elements that would ontor into tho calculation by a jury in fixing rates, and illustrate how juries might honestly differ bn all and each of thoso different items that . en tered into tho consideration of tho question of reasonable rates, and demonstrated tbo utter hopelessness or uniformity in Jury verdicts upon tbo question of rates. Tho House rejected tho Bonato amendment striking out tbo eighth section, by 83 to 87, and the amendment striking out tbo ninth section by 80 to 87. Tho bill goes back to tbo Bonato, which, judging from tbo ex pression of Senators, will uot recode. A confer ence committee seems inevitable. Mr. Hay’s speech has shaken tbo confidence of many on the bill, but It is tbo best that can bo done at ibis late day. AMENDMENTS TO THE REVENUE LAW. House bill 505, which passed tho Houeo, is in tended to amend the Revenue law. A provision relieving bankers from making oath to their re turns was stricken out, as there was some doubt in tho House as to whether it was safe to trust bankers. Another clause which relieved depos its in savings banks from taxation, as part of tho assets of tho bank, was also rejected, so that tho taxation of deposits remains as now, —they are taxed twice, as part of tho assets of tho bank and as part of tho assets of tho depositor. Of courso tho bank deducts its part of tho tax from the interest duo tho depositor and thereby tho depositor pays taxes twice on tho samo money. Tho section providing that Treasurers of oounttos should bo ox-offloio County Collectors was drawn out. Tho bill os passed re-enacts tho emergency act passed at tho beginning of the session extending tho timo of tho Collectors to make Anal settlement from March 20 Instead of Fob. 28 as heretofore, and tho County Collectors ■'taust make final settlement with the Auditor on April 15 instead of March 5, as heretofore. In case of appeal from County to Circuit Courts, a bond for twico tho amount of costs must bo given. Tho provision that a bond for tho amount of tho tax shall bo given was rejected because a Cook County Court has recently decided it would bo equiva lent to “purchasing justice,*' and justice should not bo on ealo in this Htato. Tho section pro viding that personal property should not bo lia bio for taxes on real estate was taken out of this bill and passed separately. No. DOS will bo amended in important particulars in tho Senate. Dll/LH AI'I'UOVED. Tho Governor signed bills as follows: Pro viding for tho removal of cemeteries} providing for funding county orders and issuing bonds in lieu thereof, running twenty years and hearing 0 to 10 por cent interest 5 amending 800. 20 of tho Practice act] amending "an act iu retrod to THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBtiNE: SATtfRDA' contractu nndor bool and relating to sales of real estate?” amending See. 0 of the Minors’ net bo that boya of 12 may work In mines; appropriating the ordinary expense of the Southern insane Asylum.? for the Blind Asy lum ? and for the Feeble-Minded Institute. VIADUCTS. Mr. Oullorton Introduced a bill Homo time ago, which was referred to the Committee on Munici pal Affairs. It Is now in the House on aooond reading. The principal section roads t Private property aboil not bo taken or damaged for public mo, without Just compensation ; nor shall any viaduct, bridge, itr tunnel, nor any embankment, excavation, or causeway, or other approach to any such viaduct, bridge, or tunnel, or any support or appur tenance to ouy such viaduct, bridge, or tunnel bo constructed or made In, upon, over, across or under any avenue, street, alloy, square, or other nubile • highway or public grounds in any cl'ty, town, or village In tbfc State, whereby tho properly abutting on the part of such avenue, street, alloy, square, or other public hlghw ay or pub lic grounds occupied by or used for any such viaduct, bridge, or tunnel, or any embankment, oxcoyaUon, or causeway, or other approach to ouy such viaduct, bridge, or tunnel, or ouy support or appurtenance to tho some, will or may bo injured or damaged or made loss usehil or convenient, or depreciated In value without just compensation therefor to the owner or owners of such properly, and In oil cases in which compensation is not made by tho Htato In Us corporate capacity, such oomponsaUon shall bo ascertained by a Jury, as hereinafter prescribed. STATIONERY DILLS. The time baa arrived when the Chairmen of the Oommittooß should show tholr bands and rise and explain bow much it cost them, or rather tboßtato, for stationery during the aos- Bion. A good example baa boon aet by the Chairmen of throe Committees, Contingent Ex penses (Jonoa); Elections (Farrier) s and Exec utive Department (Lane); whoso entire station ery bill amounted to $19.86, lobb than $0.03 each. This is a “reasonable maximum rate. It is oußpootod, however, that many Chairmen cannot "pan out" aa handsomely, and as there is a resolution of the llouso requiring them to report before adjournment, they should bo get ting ready, aa an omission to do ao will Bubjoot them to the suspicion that their accounts are extravagant. WATERWOWER PRIVILEGES. A bill was reported from tho Committee on Canal and Blvor Improvement authorizing tho incorporation of tho owners of water-powers on tho running streams of tho State for tho pur pose of damming and otherwise improving and adding to tho water-power of tho same. It is principally designed to onablo tho owners of land on tho banks of tho Eox Blvor, below El gin, to increase their mill-power. It does not ask for any appropriation from tho Stato. Tho parties interested aro to bo assessed equitably, according to tho benefits to bo derived by them. The hill was road a first time and ordered printed. REFORM SCHOOL BILE. Mr. Bradwoll moved to reconsider the vote by which the following section In this bill woe atriokonoutj “The Board shall have power to fiermit such minora under their guardianship aa hoy shall judge fit subjects for such treatment to bo placed Out under the caro of any proper person or persons in this State, on written per mits. to bo kept and retained by such person or persons during the pleasure of the Board, not exceeding the term of sentence, and subject at all times to the regulations and control of the Board.” SCHOOL DIRECTORS. The bill chancing the day for electing School Directors from Saturday to Friday, to accommo date the Seventh-Day Dentists, was lost for want of a constitutional majority in tho House, re ceiving but 64 votes. EDUCATIONAL, The House bill providing for compulsory edu cation was taken up, when Mr. Strootor moved to amend so that no child should bo eligible to attend tho public schools until ho could present a certificate that ho has boon employed at manual labor for at least four months in tho year. This being considered a sldo blow at the bill, It mot with uttlo favor, tho vote being 7 yeas to 88 nays. Mr. Thornton moved to lay tho bill on tho table, which was lost—yeas, 40; nays, 66, and tho bill was ordered to a third reading. It will hardly pass. LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. SENATE. Springfield, April 25,1873. _ The Senate mot at 0:80 o’clock a. m., Pros! Early in tho chair. COLLECTION OP WAGES, Mr. HINOHOLIFFE introduced a bill in rela tion to the collection of wages of laborers. PETITIONS. By Mr. STEELE—A. petition from the Super visors and citizens of Coles County asking tho repeal of tho law increasing the jurisdiction of County Courts. , . .. By Mr. YAGER—From members of tho Bar of Madison County against the repeal of tho law Increasing tho jurisdiction of County Courts. By Mr. VORlS—Petition from citizens of Tower Hill, asking railroad legislation and changes iu tho collection and disposition of tho school fund. THE COMPROMISE RAILROAD DILL was then taken up for consideration by sections. Sections 1 and 2 wore approved. Mr. DORE offered an amendment to See. 0 by striking out that clause which prohibits rail roads from charging more (or tho transportation of freight, etc,, whore thoro is no competition than whore thoro is competition. After debate this was lost—yeas, 8; nays, 32. Mr. CANFIELD offered an amendment to tho section, providing that tho question of whether or not discrimination exists at competing points bo loft to a jury upon evidence. Lost—yeas, 7; nays, 30. - * Mr. STARNE offered on amendment, inserting after the word quantity *• or quantities.” Lost. Mr. SHELDON offered on amendment to tho section allowing special ratea for largo quantities of freight, Ac. Mr. bholdoa’s amendment was rejected—yeas, 12; nays, 29—and the section was adopted. The fourth and fifth sections wore adopted. Mr. DOW offered an amendment to the sixth section, providing that tho act shall not bo so construed as to prohibit railroads malting special rates with persons engaged in mining or manu facturing business, with respect to such busi ness. Mr. McGRATII offered an amendment provid ing that farmers may be allowed to ship their Products at whatever rates they may agree upon, lost, as follows: YEAS. Brown, 800, Reynolds, Bow, McGrath, Sturno, Hampton, Murphy, Vorla—lo. Kohoo, NAT 3, Archer, Glenn, Strong, Baldwin, Hluchcllffo, Thompson, llurko, Hundley, W&ro, Grows, Jacobs, Warron, Cummings, Nicholson, Whiting, Cuslle, Palmer, Wilcox, Ousoy, Patterson, Williamson, Donobuo, Sanford, Yager, Ferrell, Sheppard, Youngblood—27, Mr. BROWN offered an amendment allowing special rates to mining and manufacturers’ inter ests, and also to farmers shipping tboir products within or without tho State. Lost—yeas, 11; nays, 27, aud 800. 0 was adopted. 800. 7 was adopted. Hoes. B and 0 having been stricken out, Seo. 10 won next considered. Mr. DOW offered an amendment providing that this aot shall not apply (to passenger and freight cars in transit through this State, or from without the State to points iu tho State. Lost—yeas, 15; nays, 20. Tho section was then adopted. Also Bees. 11 and 12 ordered to a third reading. Tho rules wore suspended, and tho bill read a third tlmo and passed—yeas, 80; nays, G, as fol lows : TEAS. Archer, Olenn, Shepard,, Baldwin, Hampton, fitarno, Brooks, Hincbcliuo, Steele, Brown, ' Hundley, Strong, Burke. Jacobs, Yorls, CanQold, Murphy, Ware, Oaetlo, Nlcholaun, Warren, Orowe, Palmer, Whiting, Cummin ga, Pnttovnon, Wilcox, Caacy, Boynolda, Williamson, DourUuo, Simford, Yager, Ferrell, Sheldon, Youngblood—oo. MATS. Dow, Lee, Thompson, Kehoe, McGrath, Wcdto—o, ABSENT OR MOT VOTING, Greou. Uoury, Guuimcb, abort—7. Durna, Oasoy. Cunningham, A motion to reconsider was made and tabled. Mr. DOW gave notice that ho would file a pro* tost against tuo passage of tho bill. Adjourned until 2:80 o'clock p, in. AFTERNOON SESSION. APruornuTioK uil'lb. Tho Senate concurred in tho Bonato amond montu to tho Bonato bill appropriating $46,000 annually in aid of tho Northern Insane Asylum. • Houso bill COl, appropriating $23,000 to tho samo institution for deficiency in ordinary ex penses was road a third timo and passed—ayes, 88: nays, none. i The Bonato oonourrod in tho House amend-, tnonts to Bonato bill 70, in aid of tho Deaf aud' Dumb Institution i also in amendments to Bon-, ato bill in aid of tuo lusano Asylum at Jackson-' villo. f Houso bill 488, appropriating $132,025 in aidft of tho Northern lusano Asylum at Elgin, woo’ road a third timo and passed—ayes 80;, uooa 1. Leave was givon Senator Casey to record his name os voting for tho comDrcnuao bill, Tho General Appropriation bill was rood a third LEE moved to rocommit tho bill to tho Oommittoo on Appropriations, with Instructions to make an amendment striking out tho two mill school tax, and substituting therefor $1,000,000. Carried— yoos. 28 ; nays, Iff. Bonato bill 400, enabling cemetery companies to sell land not required for burial purposes, was lost-yeas, 25; nays, 11. • A motion to reconsider was carried, and tho purchase of boating apparatus for tho Normal Jnivorsity, at Normal, passed—yeas, 81; Ua ffiuHo*blll 245 malting on appropriation for the Southern Normal University. Passed—ayes, 28; noos. 6. A call of tho Bonato showing but twonty-flvo Senators present, tho Borgoaut-at-Arms sent for absentees. FISH DILL. Bonato bill scouring the froo passage of ilsh throughout tho waters of thoßtato was passed— yeas, 27 ; nays, 8. GENERAL APPROPRIATION DILL. Tho Committee on Appropriations reported back Senate bill 801. amended according to in structions, and tho Senate concurred intbo re port. Tho bill was ordered to third reading. OTHER DILLS PASSED. Tho following additional hills wore passed t House bill 555, fixing tho time for holding Cir cuit Oourt in the several districts. Yeas, 85 : for copying tho laws and journals of tho General Assembly. Yeas, 80; nays, 0. miscellaneous. Mr. BROOKS introduced a bill authorizing certain railroads to change their termini. Bead & first time. . , House bill repealing the act providing for Clerk of tho Board of Supervisors of Winnebago County was road a second time. An Executive message, recommending such notion, being road, Mr. STABNE offered a joint resolution authorizing tho State-House Commis sioners to purchase a lot of ground adjacent to ibo now Btate-llonso, on winch to erect a build ing for steam boating works for tho now State- House. Referred. Senate bill 9CO, In regard to forcible entry and detainer, was ordered to a third reading. Adjourned. HOUSE. Prayer by the Roy. Mr. Johnson. COUNT* COURTS. Houso bill 585. modifying tho oxtondod Juris diction of County Courts, was ordered to a third reading. DEFORM SCHOOL. Senate hill No. 7, to provide a State Reform School for juvenile offenders. An .amendment, striking out the provision authorizing tho Board of Managers in their dis cretion to hire out such minors, was adopted. ELECTION OF SOUOOL OFFICERS. House bill 418.amending See. 42. of tho School law, and changing tho aay of electing school officers from Saturday to Friday. Mr. MOORE (Marshall) moved to recommit, so as to have tho bill made to apply also to the oleotion of women to such offices. Lost. The bill foiled to pass—yeas, 64; nays, 44. EDUCATIONAL. House bill 800, tho Compulsory Education bill was taken up. Mr. Btrootor’s amendment requiring children to work throe months in each year to become en titled to the benefits of the school fund, was lost —yeas, 7; noys, 88, Mr. THORNTON moved tbot the bill bo laid on tbo table. Lost—yeas, 43: nays, 03. Tho bill was ordered ta a third reading. RAILROAD DILLS. Mr. JONES offered a resolution instructing the Chairman of tho Select Committee on Rail roads to report back all railroad bills In tho pos session of the Committee. Tabled. Recess tIU 3:80 p. m. AFTERNOON SESSION. ■ NEW DILL. By MoLAUQHLIN—In relation to tho collec ions of wages. THE COMPROMISE RAILROAD DILL. House bill 674, the House Railroad hill, was taken up, tho question being upon concurring in tho Senate amendments. Tho first amendment, striking oat Seo. 6, was discussed nt length by Messrs. HART, STARR, OBERLY, and DUNHAM, against Messrs. HAY, ALEXANDER, and POLIOOK in favor of con

curring. Tho previous question was ordered, and the House refused to concur in tho adoption of the amendment —yeas, 37; nays, 88, as follows: TEAS. Alexander (Mont-Qrangor, Pennell, aomory), • Henry, Pollock, Armstrong (LMiomugton, Hay, Salle), Hcrtlng, Rountree, Billow, Hopkins, Sheridan, Barkley. Inscorc, Swan, Bishop (McHenryJJackson, Thomas, Carpenter, Jones, Wayman, Connolly, Kann, Webster, Cronkrlto, Lletzo, Weinbcimcr, Cullcrton, McLaughlin, Westfall, Eaaloy, Moose, Wick, Flanders, Neville, Wood—37 NATS. Alexander (Craw-Grldloy, Penfleld, ford), H&lpln, Plowman, Anderson. Hart, Quinn, Bishop (Edgar), Harvey, Race, Blakely, Hawes, Ramey, Bocock, Hits (Madison), Rankin, Bradwell, Hildrup, Rogers, Branson, Holies, Savage, Brvant, James, Sawyer, Bullard, Jessup, Scott, Casey, Johnston, Sonne, Oasscdy, Lemma, Shaw, Chambers, Ltd, Sherman, Collins, Loomis, Bhumway, Crawford, Mann, Snow, Darnell, Marsh, Starr, Davis, Maoslo, Stewart (Wlnno- Demcut, McAdams, bago), Dewey, McPherson, Stewart (McLean), Dolan, Mlddlccoff, Streetor, Dolton, Mitchell. Taggart, Dunham, Moore, (Marshall),Thornton, • Efnor, Mofiltt, Truitt, Forth, Mulvauo, Virden, Freeland, Nultou, Warner, Freeman, Oakwood, Webber, Gordon, Oberly, Wymoro, Graham, Orenuorff, Mr. Speaker—B9. Grant, • Tho House also refused to concur m striking I out tho ninth section,—yeas, 87; nays, 80. I Adjourned. DOUBLE TRAGEDY. A Crazy Mother Strangles and Roasts Two Children* Prom the Neto York World, April 24. A heartrending and utterly incomprehensible double tragedy was enacted yesterday in the up per door of the five-story tenement house No. 87 Third street, lu tho hilling of George and Francos Hennessey, aged respectively 3 years and 0 mouths, by their mother, Aunio Hennessey, a good-looking,.intelligent, woll-oouductod woman, only 20 years of ago. Mrs. Hennessey was tho wife of George Hen nessey, a journeyman shoemaker, and both wore born m Ireland, and wore married six years ago. Their marital life was one of sobriety, frugality, and affection. Mrs. Hennessey, It is stated, never touched a glass of liquor in her life, and her husband bad a horror of inebriety. la ad dition to the virtues enumerated, Mrs. Honueu eoy possessed that of being capable of taking care of her household and rendering her homo happy and inviting. Her children' were , as angels to her and were her constant care, and thoir cleanly appearance and good looks woro envied by all the mothers who know her. Tho husband boro tho reputation of being a steady artisan, and worked hard at his trade, earning good wages, which were disposed of economically, and tho couple bod already laid by considerable savings. Mrs. Hennessey's aooouohmont of tho third child, a girl, Francos, five months ago, was a difficult one, andutorineiroublo manifested itself, followed by sympathetic mental disorder. Her physicians counsolodcartschoorfulnosßjand atten tion, and the husband appeared to bo devoted to her, and tho symptoms, which wore those of acute melancholia, miuglod with tinges of re ligious exaltation, scorned to abate. Both hus haud and wife woro rlgid-Cathollcs, and followed tho ordinances of their religion with groat ex actitude, Tho Lenten season this year was ob served by Mrs. Hennessey with more than neces sary rigor, her devotion and penitence ap proaching asceticism, and it la said that she was frequently counseled to avail herself of tho. In dulgences granted to women requiring stimu lants and good nourishment, but that she re fused. . . , On Tuesday Mrs. Hennessey was prostrated with melancholy, and yesterday morning, in stead of preparing hor husband's breakfast as was her wont, sat in a choir half-dressed, and I sooraod to bo in groat distress. Hor husband I did not pay much attention to hor condition, ao ho had oil along attributed her conduct to ill health, and hau stated to his and hor friends and relatives that ho thought Aunio was going to dio, sho acted so strangely. Hennessey returned from work about 7 p. m. yesterday, and found tho door of his apartment looked. After knock ing at tho door about half an hour it was opened by Ids wife, who appeared perfectly calm and said, “George, tho children have gono to heaven; come and look." Hennessey, who Is a simple, good-hearted follow, qnavorod as his wife led him to the hod-room, and was completely pros trated with horror on seeing tho corpses of George and Frances in a wash-tub apparently covered with blood. UmU, tho eldest ol^lld. APRIL 26, 1873. who la 4 years old, was aafo In bod and asleep. Hennessey, who was unwilling to ralao an alarm and oxposo bis wife, wont immodiatoly to Dr. Thompson, his family physician, in East Twelfth street, who returned with him, and after pronouncing the children dead, wont to the Seventeenth Precinct Station-House, nud Capt. Walsh promptly ar rested the murderess, who had lapsed Into a com plete Idiocy, and had the bodice removed to the station-house. A police surgeon found that the unfortunate children had boon first strangled with tape, and then held down on a stove till the skin was burned off (heir hoods, breasts, books, and arms, thus giving them a bloody and horrible appearance. They bad apparently boon dead sovorol hours, and it is conjectured that the unfortunate mother took their lives shortly after noon, and after holding their bodies on the stove, placed them In the washtub, and sat down and watched over them till her husband arrived. Mrs. Hennessey, who Is a fine woman of rare and uncommon beauty, sat speechless and as In a trance In the waiting room at the station-house, totally regardless of what was going on around her, and Indifferent to tho horrid spectacle of hormurdorod children, who wore placed near her in tho washtub iu which she had laid them. Her insanity was so evident that her removal to DoUovuo Hospital was ordered, and tho bodies of tho children wore removed to the Morgue. As she was about leav ing the station-house, sbo began a rambling, in coherent rhapsody in relation to tho murders, and said that she sent her babes to Hoavon by strangling them, but flnisbodhor version of tho tragedy abruptly, aud relapsed into silonco. Tho husband, who appeared to fool hio position acutely, was allowed to go homo to take care of the surviving child Mana, tho only one who es caped the promptings of tho demon In her mother's breast. Sporting: Items* Cleveland, 0., April 25.—The Cleveland Club has Just announced its programme for its sum mer races, to begin July 21), and continue four days. Tho premiums aggregate 880,000, and uro divided into eleven purses, as follows s $2,500 for 2:34 horses ; SB,OOO for 2:27 horses: 85,600 for 2:21 horses; S6OO for 2:45 horses; 85,000 for 2:24 horses : 83,000 for 2:80 horses ; 82,000 for 2:40 horses, and SO,OOO free to all. There wilt bo throe running races, the proceeds being SBOO, SSOO, and S7OO. Tho premiums will ho awarded according to Rule 80 of the National Associa tion. Entries close July 21, at 0 p. m., at tho Secretary’s, Sam Briggs, office, 89 Souooa street. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH, Now York Financial Nows* New York, April 25.—Wa1l street was very dull. Tho money situation 1b Improving, call loons ranging flam 1-04 per day to 0 per coat per annum, •with most of tho lato business at 7 currency to 7 coin. Tho ex press companies brought a million and a half of cur rency, ana several of tho largest National Banka aro receiving heavy amounts from the interior. Outstanding legal tenders show on Increase of $121,000, while tho Treasury currency balance has de creased $150,000. Sterling was firm, at 108# for long, and 109#<ai09# for short, at sight. ' Gold was heavy, ranging from 117# to 117#; clos ing at 117#®117#, Loans, 2®7 per cent. Clearings, i -40,000,000. Treasury disbursements, $112,000. Cub oids receipts, $355,000. Governments dull and steady. State bonds wore very quiet. Railroad bonds were quiet and firm; Hartford and Erie, firsts, declined to 38#. Tho Stock Exchange was wholly free from excite ment, and tho market ruled dull tho whole day, tho fluctuations not exceeding # per cent. Tho chief fluctuations wore Western Union, 80#(385#@88: Pa cific Mail, 69#®68#®58#; St.Paul; OO#®OIOOO# <3oo#; Eric, 04#®G5#®C6. Sterling, 108#. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Coupons, *O7. HO# Coupons, *OB 117 J£ New 5s .110# RMOs 118# Currency 0s ..114# BONDS. Virginias, old 43 North Carolluas, 01d..25 North Carolluas, now.lo Coupons, *Bl. 120# 6-203 of *O2 118# Coupons, ’oi IXB# Coupons, *O9 120# Coupons, *65 (now).. .117# STATE MUiourls 03# Tonnesseos, old 70# Tcunoaseos, now 70# Virginias, now 40 STOC Canton 01 W. U. Tel Bfl Quicksilver 39 Adams Express 04# Wells Fargo 80 American Express... 07 United Slates Ex.... 71 Pacific Mall 58# New York Central...lol# Eric 05 Erlopfd 73 Harlem 124# Harlem pfd 128 Michigan Central... .105 Pittsburgh 88# Northwestern 80 Northwestern nfd„.. 87 Rock Island 108# N. J, Central 100 St. Paul GO# St Paul pfd 73 Wabanh 70# Wabash pfd 80 Fort Wayne 03# Torre Haute 16 Torro Haute pfd 40 Chicago & Alton 100# Chicago & Alton pfd, 110# Ohio A Mississippi,. 44# 0., O. AO 84 0., B. & Q 110 Lake Shore ' 02# Indiana Central 39# Illinois Central 110 Union Pacific stocks. 32# Union Pacific bonds. 83# Central Pacific bonds.lo3# Del. Lack. A Western. £9# D., H. A Erie 0# Foreign JllarkotHi Livsnrooii, April 25 —11 a. m.—Flour, 27b CJ. 'Win ter wheat, 12a 2d; spring, llo@l2s 2d ; white, 11b 7rt® lls Cd ; club, 110 10d@12s 2d. Corn, 27b Cd. Fork, 07s Od. Lnrd, 42a 2d, Livebpool, April 25—2 p. m.—Broadstuffa quiet. California wheat, white, average, 11a Bd@lls lOd. Corn, 27b Od. Lard, 42a. London, April 25—6 p. m.—Conoola, 93*,; 6-20s of ’O3, 01#; 6-203 of ’O7, 03 y t ; 10-403, 89#; now 6s, 89#; Erie, 60#. Paris, April 25. — Rentes, Csf 77c, LivEnrooL, April 25.—Colton dull; middling up land, o#d; Orleans. 9#d. Salca 10,000 bales; Ameri can, 0,000; speculation and export, 2,000. Bales of the week, 69,000 bales; export, 7,000; epcculatlon 4,000, Slock, 092,000 bales; American, 313,000. Receipts, 04,000 bales; American, 20,000. Actual export, 8,000 bales. Afloat for Liverpool, 641,000 bales; American, 220,000. California white wheat, average quality, lls Bd® lls lOd; club do, lls 10d@12a 2d; red winter, 12a 7d. Flour, 27a Cd. Corn, 27s 9d. Lard, 42a. Cheese, 08a. Receipts of corn for the last three days, 2,600 qrs, of which 1,600 qrs were American. Receipts of wheat for the same time, 0,000 qrst American, 4,000. Manchester market quiet and Arm. Now Kork JLlvo stock market* New Yokk, April 25.—Beeves— Received to-day, 64 cars, or 803 head; total, 201 cars, or 4,200 head for four days, against 4,000 head to same time last week. Market fair; no Important change In prices, and offer ings all sold; quality, fair. Bales include 12 cars Texas at ll@ll#o; S3 cars fair Illinois steers, 0# to 7# owt, H#®l2#c, and 8 cars good do, 7# cwt, 12# Q!3o. Tho market for dressed beef does not Improve, and dealers regard the present condition of the market un healthy and unsatisfactory. Sheep— To-day 18 cars or 9.340 head, making 8,030 for four days, against 8.200 tuosamo time last week, Tho bottom appears to nave dropped out of the mar ket, and sales to-day were extremely slow at a further decline from yesterday of about #o, making the total reduction sluco Friday of last week fully Ic. The of ferings embraced some of the choicest clipped sheep received this season, and the highest figure was o#c, with fair lots selling at 6#®s#c. A couple of cars of unshorn sheep sold at 7#o. Dealers quote the market weak ot 4#@o#o for cupped, and o#@7#o for un shorn. About 12 cai-loads were hold over. Dons—'To-day 43 vara or 0,000 hogs, nil owned by tbo slaughterer. Total for four days 23,000 against 24,740 tbo same time last week. Llvo bogs nro quoted at GMQQXo. City dressed aro less active and easier, closing at 77i®8c, Albany lilvo-stock market* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, Altuny, April 25.—Beeves— I Tboro was about the usual attendance of local and transient buyers at tbo opening of tbo market yesterday, and a plentiful sup ply of cattle. A good day’s business was done, about 800 bead having been disposed of, tbo sales comprising .mostly smull buucbea to local buyers aud butchers. *To-day tbo market opened with a good attendance of Eastern buyers, and although the trudo has boon rather slow, a large number of sales have been elf ccted. Tbo average quality of tbo receipts Is very much better than last week, with a scarcity of extras. Tbo prices are tbo samo as last week, . though tbo quality obtained at tbo sumo prices is much ■ bettor. Tboro bai| been considerable holding oiT by ■buyers boro, and tho supply of caltlo is very largo. A , lively business will probably bo douo to-morrow. Receipts—Tbo receipts at West Albany in car loads if or tbo week ondlug to-night are as follows: Caltlo, >614: sboop.CO; hogs, 200; horses, 04. Tbo following •la the number received this week: Scores, 10,138; Bbeop, 11,800; bogs, 29,000; horses, 804. Miloix Cows—The prices this week are about tbo ' same as last week, and buyers aro scarce. Tbo receipts ' number about 80, aud tbo prices are from £45,01) to £00.00—£5.00 to £IO.OO off from last week. Biieep and Lomus—Tbo receipts aro a Ultlo In ox * cess of last week, aud tbo average Quality has been good. Trade has nob boon brisk, ond prices show a decline of ,V@,tfoporlb. Flue wool sheep, unshorn, OJ*<3Bo; shorn, C(£o>tfc; lambs, 7^<3B>^o. Now Vork Dry Goods market* New Yomt, April 26.—There was not much anima tion lu trade to-day, nud the jobbing movement was alow and unsatisfactory. Cotton gooda wero In fair demand. Standard shootings ruled firm, with Atlau tlca aud Indian Uead makes sold ahead. Medium bleached ehlrllnge are Irregular, and come brands nro lower. Cold Medal soils ut 12jtfo 5 Amoakong A Itio, and Whlltlusollle 4-1 13#o. Pcquot bloachcitshcoU lugs, 37#0 for 8-1, and 12Mo forU-1 widths. Hamil ton ticks are sold ahead. Duuhnu nro lu demand and firm. Prints rule quiet. I’orolgn goods are dull, ex cept black alpacas aud plain dress fabrics. Bilks aud ribbons are quiet. Buffalo lavc-Stock market* Buffalo, April 25.— Cattle— To-day. Including 27 cars to arrive, 1,128; total for the week, 8,3(17, or 531 curs against 615 cars the same time last weak. Hot sutllclout cattle to muko a quotable market; most of the arrivals through consignments j all stock in the yards cither sold or shipped, except a few odds and cuds. Bales :85 Illinois steers, uv 1,878 to 1,117 lbs, at f0.2530.87U : 20 Michigan steers, av 1,165 lbs, at $5,36; 10 rough Missouri steers, av 1,208 lbs, at 15.02#. Bueei'and Lambs—To-day, including reported or rlvols, 1,000; total for the week, 10,200, against 8.100 the same time last week. Market closed heavy at #o decline from last week's cloalng prices on all Braden. No ulw to-day, Being few toada bold over, Yreatern woolod sheep, $6.5005.26; Western clipped, $5,000 o ‘nboT—To'lfiiy? hidiutfng reported arrival*, 0.400; total for the week 20,800, against 24,300 the flame lime last week. Moat of the arrival* end offerings were light hog*. Eastern buyer* refuse to purchase, alleging that owners hold thetr stock out of proportion to prices either Eaot or Went, leaving them no margin for amp ting. .Trade la confined to nlmoat entirely supplying ho Immediate wants of local butcher*. Bale* of 070 Ohio hogs, 173 to 223 lbs, at $8.0000.901 100 Ohio flUll ora, av. 200 Iba, at $3.00; 472 Kentucky hogs, 124 to 172 Ibfl, at SO.IO. PKtalnirgh Oil mnrket. rrrrnnnnmi, April 25.—Petroleum— Crude higher, at $2.40 nor brl at Parker's lauding ; refined firmer and hlguor, at 10Xc. Tho Produce Market*. NEW YORK. New York, April 25.— Cotton— A little better for export demand ; middling uplands, 10^o. Breadstuffs—Flour quiet and unchanged. Re ceipts, 13,000 brls; superfine Western and State, $5.80 00.30; common to good extra, $0.0007.45; good to choice, $7.3508.25; white wheat extra, $3.50010.50; extra Ohio, $7.00010.60; St. Louis, $7.50012.50. Rye flour steady at $4.1005.00, Corn meal steady, wheat firmer ; receipts, 10,000 hu; choice No. 2 Mil waukee In store, $1.70; No, 2 Chicago, 11.5301.C5if • No. 3 spring, $1.5801.53. Rye quiet; Stale, 01c. Barley dull; Canada, $1.26. Malt nominal. Corn In fair demand ; rocolpta, 12,000 bu; old mixed Western In store, 58058X0; now, 69069X0; yellow, 710, Oat* active and higher; receipt*, 21,000 bu; now mixed Western. B3©60o; white, B6067o; black, 61©550 ; old mixed Western In store, 64c. Seeds— Clover seed quiet at $6,5000.00 ; timothy quiet at $3.3004.00. Eaos—ln fair demand; Western, 10015X0. Hat and Hops— Unchanged. Groceries— Coffee Arm. Sugar unchanged. Mo lasses easier; Porto Rico, 57050 c. Rice steady at ti. l £ 08Xo. Pktdolium—Crude, 10c; refined, 20X®20X©* Turpentine—Quiet at 54Xc. Provisions— Pork dull and unsettled: new mess, $19.75; prime moss, $18.00018.75. Beef unchanged. Cut moats a shade easier: shoulders 7*£ C J middles firm; long clear, lOo; short dear, 10„*<o 5 Juno, lOWc. Lard heavy and lower; Western steam, OX® 5 kettle, 9X'o. Butter— Dull; Western, 30037 c. Ciibssb—Dull at 12015X0. Wqukt—Easier; OOXo. OSWEGO. . . „ „ Oswego, April 25.— Wheat steady; prime while Can ada, $2.09 x« Corn quiet and unchanged. Barley quiet and unchanged. CLEVELAND. Cleveland, April 25.— Breadstuff®— Flour firm, Wheat strong and higher; No. 1 rod hold at $1.78; No. 2, $1.64. Corn better; mixed held at 600610. OaU held higher: No. 1 State, 440, Refined Petroleum —ln fair demand ; car lota, WWo; small lots, IDtfo: Ohio legal teat, 25@25X0. LOUISVILLE. Louisville, April 25.— Brkadbtuffb— Flour Arm ; extra family and fancy. $0.5009.00. Provisions— Quiet: held Arm: mess p0rk,518,760 19,00. Bacon—shoulders, BKo ; clear rib, lO.Xc ; clear, 10XO. Plain hams, 13@l!J«o: sugar-cured, fancy, 14(314X0, all packed. Bulk shoulders, VJa ; clear rib, 9Xc; clear sides, Otfc, all loose. Lard—Choice leaflii tierces, 9XOIOc. Whisky— Steady at 86®87c. •BT. LOUIS. . . , St. Louis, April 23.— Breadstuffs— Flour quiet and unchanged, Wheat in fair demand and higher; Min nesota spring, $1.30 ; No. 3 red fall wanted at SI.GO; hold higher. Corn steady; No. 2. 3flo; mixed, on track, 46046X0 lor yellow and white, sacked. Oats Armor; No. 2, 31X0320 on track; 85030 c Backed. Barley quiet and unchanged. Bye Arm—offerings light. whisky— Firm at 87e, Phovibiokb— Pork quiet and firm; (16.78 spot; $10.25 Jnus; $10.50 August. Bulk meats held firmly, but nothing doing. Bacon steady and firm for spot; shoulders, 8o; clear rib, •, clear, 10>tfc. Options Irregular and closed easier; clear sides, 10)i®i0X° for Slay; lO&QIlo for Juno. Lord hold firmly ot vrlth d&o bid. Hoos—'Higher; $4.0095.60. Cattle— Active and firm; fair to extra steers, 4©70. CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, April 23.—Dueadstuttb—Flour firm; $7.60(27.75. wheat steady; $1.0501.67. Com steady: 43c. Kyo in bettor demand; 60c. Oats In fair demand and higher; 40®470. Barley firm. Provisions—Moss pork nominal at $18.76019.00 Bpot; SIO.OO bid buyer May. Sales, $19.75®20.00, buyer June. Lard quiet aud firm: ateam, 0 Vo, gener ally held higher; kettle, 9>£c, offerings light. Bulk meats quiet and Arm for spot, good demand for fu ture; shoulders, 7@7l*'o; sales, 7 l-10c; clear rihs, 9VO9VC; clear 9?;®9V; Bales, lOtfc, buyer June. Bacon Arm shoulders, 8o; clear rlblOo; clear, 10)40. I IWmsKT—Firm at 85c. 1 MILWAUKEE. Milwaukee, April 25.—Breadstuffs—Flour qulel and unchanged. Wheat steady ; No. 1, $1.36)4 ? No. 2, $1.27)4. Oats Arm; No. 2, flljtfc. Cora steady; No. 2, 41c. Byo firm; No. 1, C9c. Barley Arm ; No, 2,85 c. Freights to Buffalo 14c, Oswego, 20c. Receipts—Flour, 6,000 brls ; wheat, 16.000 hn. Shipments—Flour, 2,000 brls; wheat, 87,000 bu, TOLEDO. Toledo, April 25. BuEAnaxurrs—Flour and wheat active aud higher; extra white Michigan, $2.00 ; No. Ido, $1.89; amber Michigan, $1.74Q1.75, spot; $1.75V@L70 eollorJuno; No. 1 rod, $1.70(31.80 i No. 2,51.74®1.75. Com steady; largo aalea for future; high mixed, 45jVo; spot, 46?,'0; Boiler May.4oKo; solior Juno, low mixed, 45@45,Vfc. Oats higher; No. 1, 450; No. 2,40 c. Receipts—Flour, COO brls; wheat, 2,000 bu; com, 12,000; oats, 1,000 bu. Shipments—Flour, 700 brls; wheat, 14,000 hu ; corn, 69,000 ; oats, 1,000 bu. DETROIT. Detroit, April 25.—Breadstuffs —Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat steady; extra white, $2.02; No. 1, $1.93)401.93; amber, $1.73)4@1.74. Cora steady; yellow, 60(2510, Oats steady, at39)40, NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, April 25.—Dreadstuffs—Flour dull; XXX $7.5507.50 ; choice extra, $8.76®10.00. Cora quiet; 67®CUo. Oats supply good; demand fair; 45®40c. Bran—Quiet; 82)4®85c. Hat—Dull; prime, $21.00 ; choice, $20.00®28.00. Provisions—Pork Arm ; , moss, $19.00; dry-salt, flrmer, 8?4®9)401Oo; bacon active and firmer; B*4® 10>4®i0)£c; hams. 14)4®16c; lard advancing; re fined tlorco, 9)40 ; keg, lOAfo. Groceries—Sugar and molaeocs—Nothing doing. Coffee 17@190. Cotton—Quiet; sales, 4,700 halos good ordinary st ICo; low middling, 17)«o; middling, 16)40; mid dling Orleans, I8)£c ; receipts, 2,204; exports, Liver pool, 2,713 ; coast, 418; Continent, 494; stock 163,- 875 ; week’s sales, 20,000; receipts, not, 19,000: groan, 20,601 ; exports, Liverpool, 22,617; other foreign ports. 10,743 ; coast, 2,371. WiusuE —89@930. PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, April 25. BntADSTDrFa Flour very qulot; superfine, $4.60(35.25 ♦ extraa, $5.95(30.76; Wiaconßlu and Minnesota, |7.60®8.40. Wheat—prime scarce and firmly held; red, $1,00(31.92, Ryo quiet at 83(ji BGc. Corn fairly active; yellow, 01 Xtf&io’, while, 050, Oatsdull; white. 61@620; mixed, PnoviHiosß—ln good demand at full prices. Pktholkum— Crude, 14o; refined, Whisky— Steady; Western,o2c. BALTIMORE. DAtTiuonß, April 23.— Bbeadbtttttb —Flour In bolter demand and unchanged. ’Wheat steady and unchanged. Corn—Mixed Western nominal at flflo spot: M®C4>tfo for 5 uly and August. Oats Arm ; West ern mixed, 48@60o; whlto, 62®5Uc. Bye quiet and steady. Pnovrsioss—Firm and unchanged. DuxTEn—Western active and scarce; goodtocholco tub, lW®42c. Wuibxt— Nominal atOlo. DUFFAJ^O. Buffalo, April 25. preventing trade, Ouo car corn sold on track at 65c, and 1 car in store a< 600. Also 2 cars white Michigan wheat. Illinois Xllvor and Canal Nowi. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. LaSalle, April 25.—The stmr Baker arrived at Peru to-day, towing one Ico barge, nud cannlboat An drew Jackson, light, lowing two barges of Ico for Bt. Loula. The river Is still falling, bat there la plenty of water throughout Its length, Tho boats W. T. llockwood, loaded with lumber for Bt. Louis, and tho Ocean, light, destination unknown, passed out of tho canal to-day, Nothing passed In. . „ CANAL COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, April 25, Arrived— -Onondaga, Morris, 5,600 bn corn ; Orion, Marseilles, 6,000 im corn; J. Menard, Otta wa. 6.050 bu corn; Gon. Xtosccraus, Ottawa, 105 tons coal; Mldglo, Marseilles, 6,800 bu corn; Grade Griswold, Mlaooku, 6,800 bu corn; Wave, Morris. 6,600 bucoru; Lily, Morris, 6,000 bu com; Cuba, Ottawa, 7,600 bu oats, 8,180 lbs sundries; Chicago Bello, Otta wo, 6,000 bu corn; Omaha, Bonoca, 3,600 bu corn, 4,000 bu oats; Traveler, 89 yds slouo; Georgia, Bonoca, 0,400 bu corn, also a number of stono-boats. Cleared—B.l’. Gale, Lockport, 40 cds bark; Dan ner, LaSalle, 117,340 foot lumber; prop Btorm, La- Salle, 100,668 feel lumber ; also, a number of boats, all light. SPECIAL NOTICES. You Cnu Bot Your Bottom Dollar That Uioro exists no esse of Rbouma tlsm, Neuralgia, Swelling, or Stiff Joints, wblob the Centaur Liniment, white wrapper, will not alleviate ond Mark the difference. It U the Con* t*ur Unlmout, yellow wrapper, which bos lu the Imniou. Wo care not whoth V.t siTATP TI? er the case bo Spavins, Sweeney, Scratches, Strains, or any Swelling—the effect Is wonder- Children Cry For Pitcher’s Oastorla. U regulates the stomach, cures wind colic, and causes natural sleep. It Is a subitilutu for castor oil. Schonek’s Pulmonic Candy Embraces in a great degree all the principles of Sohonok's I’ulmonla Syrup, and, while as pleasant to the palate as the purest of uunfeollona, its medicinal properties render it effectual In coughs, colds, bronchial and catarrhal of* factious, do. It Is (ho most acceptable remedy for child ren or Infants, and can bo given with Impunity; while for professional gentlemen. or those who suffer from loss of voloo, it U Indispensable. , . Those candies are put up in 35 omit boxes, convenient tor Iho pokoot, .ml .ro (or u|. J “»' W. K. corner filxth and Aroh-sts., Philadelphia.^ SHIPPING TAGS. K DENNISON'S PATI3NT SHIPPING TAGS. Over 800 millions have been used within the past 10 yuan, without complaint of lots by (ho lag becoming detached. All Express Companies use them. Sold I), I’rlnton and Blntlononi Evenwlioro. DRY GOODS. JTJST THREE DATS MORE. WE CONTINUE OUB Cost Sal© But Tlirco Days longer. SIMPSON, NORWELI & GO., 146 & 148 Twenty-seoond-sti, AND 196 & 198 West Madiaon-at. We open at our How Store, 79 and 81 STATE-ST?., between Randolph and Washington (the old location)! on THURSDAY NEXT, May 1. SIMPSON. NORWELL & CO. ORNAMENTAL IRON WORK. Wilßmlllte, 149 & 151 State-si, Chicago. 01AHEHTAL & ARTISTIC Metal Work, Fountains, Statuary, Drinking Fountains, Aquari ums, Deer, Dogs, Lions, Copper Weather Yanes, Emblematic Signs, Stable Fittings, Orest ings, Iron Furniture Brackets, and Store Stools, Wholesale and Retail. CATALOGUES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. Agents for Younglove Architectural Iron Company. HYATT’S Patent Illuminated Tilo, Vault Lights and Bings constantly on hand.____ FOR SAXE. 12,000,000 ACRES! CHEAP FARMS I The cheapest land' in market for solo by the UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO., In the groat Platte Valley. 3,000,000 Acres in Central Nebraska Now for salo'ln tracts of forty acres and upwards, on flva and tonroars 1 credit at 0 per cent. No advance intorosl and healthful cllmato, fortUo soli, an abundance of good water. THE BEST MARKET IN THE WEST 1 Tho great mining regions of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nova da bolog supplied by tho fanners in the Platte V alloy. .oliita Entitle! to a Hoiesteal of 160 Acres! THE BEST LOCATIONS FOR COLONIES! FRER HOMES FOR ALL! Million# of acres of oholca Government Inndo open for entry under the Uomostea«l law, nonr till* great railroad, with good markets ana all the conveniences of an old settled oonntry. Free passes to purchasers of railroad land. ‘ Sectional Maps, allowing tbo land; also new edition ot Descriptive Pamphlet with now maps mailed froo eVory* Addr ““ O. F. DAVIS, Land Commissioner U. P» R» R»> Omaha, Web. TENTS. For sale cheap; COO Wall. House, and Hotel Tents, coni* plolo, mostly now. and in first-class order, nnltablo foi Emigration, Families going West, Colonization Societies, Railroad llnlldlng Partloa, Lumbermen, Fishermen, Hunters, State Fairs, Camp-Mootlnga, do. Just received, and with other kinds of Quartermaster and Ordnanoi Storo., to bo .oldcbt.p. Q LIppINOOTI , Oovornmont Goods Depot, 195 and 197 East Lako-st., Chicago, 111. 1, 1873. HASBDLL BROS., (BtsemonO^Adir^l^ P.EMOVAL. Turpin, Cottrell & Co. HAVE BEHOVED TO 52 STATE-ST., Where they have a complete stock of Hardware, Bronze Goods, Cutlery, Tools, &c. • REMOVAL. On and after May 1, the Chicago Agency of tho MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. wiU occupy the Basement Offloe, No. 170 LaSallo-st., Bryan Block. EEISBIE & EAPPLEYB, General Agents. GENERAL NOTICE. VACATION TOUR 1 EUROPE. TUB RECTOR OF ST. MARY’S SCHOOL Intends ta spend the summer vacation In Europe, visiting London, Paris, Switzerland, and the Rhino. A few young ladle* will bo taken In caro of his wife; the party not to exceed ten; whole oxponso from Now York and return, Including travel, hotels, and sight-seeing, SOOO currency. Appllca* tiou should bo mado at once to the undersigned, Inclosing SSU, to secure pnsssgo. EEV. 0, W. LEPPmaWELL, if Ht. Mi TO RENT. DOUBLE BASEMENT TO DFS.SSHNTT. Under Government Goode Depot, 105 and 107 East Lako-st., 40x185 foot, Bultnblo for flret-olaae Koatauraut or OolToo Houbo, op will bo rented for buninoßS or storage pur* poaofl. Apply on promisee, up etoira. TO RENT, DENTIST’S OFFICE. Front rooms, S. W. oor. Mlohlgan-av. and Twenty-seed, onrt-st. Inquire at MAWIWL HllOS*. IRON BEDSTEADS. Iron Bedsteads, PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL, AT TUB CHICAGO IEON BEDSTEAD COMPANY, Y«a Boren and DHUlalnoa-iti. 5

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