Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 30, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 30, 1873 Page 5
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THE STATE CAPITAL Tho Compromise Railroad Bill Sent to a Conference • Committee. The General Appropriation Bill Passed in tho Senate. Passage of Several Important Appro' prlatiou Bills in Hie House. Proposed Amendments to the Bill Pro' vidingfor the Collection of Taxes. Iho Senate Adjourns to Avoid a Vote on tho Salary-Grab Business. Names Mentioned in Connection With the Penitentiary Commissioner ships. TIIS RAILROAD BILL. Springfield, April 20.—Tho battle of tho sections %oto resumed In the Senate this morning, when Mr. Nicholson asked leave to bring up tho Railroad bill for consideration, tho question being, should tho Senate recode from Us amendments striking out Sees, 6 and 0. Mr. Cummings desired to suspend tho five- Znlnnto rule, that Senators might oaso their minds to. v 4ho fullest extent, Mr. Dow opposed the motion, bo • cause all that could bo said bad boon sold, which was Very true, and tho rnlo was not suspended. Mr. Hampton deprecated hurry. Ho inquired what they were elected for, which la some eases would bo a difficult question to answer. They wanted to go borne, did they? They should tarry until tho crack of doom rather than pass a law that would prove insufllcicnt to moot tho demands of tbo people, ami would not stand tho test of tho courts, in tbo Inul Legislature ho had heard tho warning against tho bill that passed ; hut tho bill wont through, and tbo opinion of tho lawyers was ignored, and, consequent ly,'tho Supremo Court ignored tbo law. Ho objected to advertising In Chicago papers, which would cost $30,000 a year. That, of Itself, would make him voto against tho sections which wero Intended to deceive,—a - tub thrown to tho great popular whulo,. Ho would Voto first, last, and forover against recoding. Mr. Vorls recounted tho history of railroads from time immemorial, condemned tho. farmers’ denuncia tion of lawyers, announced that tho bill was not worth “ a picayune," and that ho would go before tho agri culturists and defend his action lu voting against re coding. Mr. Canfield believed that if, undor 800. 6, tho Commissioners proceeded to fix rates, tha entire law would prove utterly ineffective, for, if tho section re mained, tho Commissioners would have to obey It, and tho law would depend on Us constitutionality, about which ho had grave doubts. In place of tho section ho proposed, at tho proper time, to offer a Joint resolution, as follows: Itesolvet f, by (ho Senate, the House of Roprcscata- JJroa concurring heroin,- That tbo Railroad ond Ware bouse Commissioners aro hereby instructed to thor oughly investigate the subject ond report to tho General Assembly, at Us next adjourned or regular session, a schedule showing what, in their judgment, would bo rooaonablo maximum rate of charges for tho transportation of freight and paestiugcra over tho dif ferent railroads In this State, with their reasons for such Judgment. Mr. Archer did not regard tbo eighth s>?Uon a dele gation of power, and would voto to recede. Ho argued, from the late decision of tbo Supremo Court of 'Penn sylvania, that tho Legislature could not delegate its power to make a law, but It could make a law to dole gate a power to determine somo fact or stato of things upon which tho law mado, or intended to make. Its own action depend. Mr. Steele said that if thfi friends of tho eighth section could produce a respectable decision of any court holding that tho Legislature could delegate :» ?, ower » k°, .would gladly vote for tho section. Tho decision of tho Pennsylvania court, instead of sustaining tho section, proved that it was unconstitutional. Believing that the section was a palpable violation of tho Constitution, ho would voto against receding. Gentlemen ignored tho words, meaning, and intention of tho Constitution, and tbo words, moaning, and Intention of tho section, Tho ♦ Provided that tho LcaGWuro should es tablish reasonable maximum ruies oolo.oh railronti < n tho State. Were tho Constitution on tho suojcct It would put auothcr face on tho matter, hut it directly and distinctly provided that tho rates should bo estate liahod by law, not by empowering a commission to fix rates, for Uiat would be no law. Such rates would not bo read three times in each House,nor would they receive the signature of tho Governor, all of which would l>o necessary to make them laws. It was within tho power of tho Legislature to direct tho Commissioners xo collect statistics, and from those statistics tho Legis lature might bo able to make a law. Tho Constitution Bald tho Legislature should establish rates; the hill said tho Commissioners should cotabllsh thorn. 'Which was tho higher power, tho Constitution or tho bill? Ho read from tho Pennsylvania decision to show that tho Legislature could not delegate tbo powor to mako laws to any other body or authority. 800. 8 at tempted to confer such a powor on tho Commissioners. Mr. Whiting reminded the Senators that they woro In tho presence of tho great question of tho ago, and, In spite of past failures, should not desist from their efforts to secure a satisfactory solution. The last law, though part of it was unconstitutional, evoked from tho Supremo Court a decision more in favor of popular rights than any decision that had over been rendered. Ho contended that the bill was framed under' See. IS of tho Railroad article of tho Constitution, provid ing against extortion and unjust discriminations, not under tho article providing for the fixing of reasonable maximum rates. Tho gentleman from Coles (Steele) bad bused tho bill on tho wrong section of tho Consti tution. Mr* Whiting proceeded to defend tho section, travel- Ing over much of tho same ground ns lu his bst speech. Ho dwelt upon tho progress making by tho world on tho railroad question, and, In reply to an In terrogation of Mr. Verts, said that although his county was said to bo against tho re-election of Judge Law xcuco, ho was for Judge Lawrence, behoving him to bo more advanced on tho railroad question than any Judge on tho bench, and more in sympathy with tho people In their warfare against monopolies. Ho heard of no name mentioned iu connection with tho place ho would prefer to that of Jndga Lawrence. Ho warned tho Senate to recede. If thoy did not, there would bo danger of no bill get ting through, nnd tho consequence of such a failure Would bo the wildcat convulsion among tho people. Mr. Walto thought tho bill would crlpplo the manu facturers of tho State. It would discriminate against north and south roads in favor of those run ning east and west; thought it might ffrovo Injurious to his constituents, yot ho would vote for tho measure to please those who woro In favor of the measure. Ho hoped and trusted that if it wan passed, and tho bill Injured his constituents. Befriends would help him undo tho in •Jury and make it Just towards his constituents. Ho <rualod them. Ho confided lu them. Ho behoved tho eighth section was harmless; that It could hurt no- Ixjdy, and might do somo good by bringing cases be fore tho courts. If It was unconstitutional tho courts would find lb out. If It was constitutional It was so much gained; - Mr. Youngblood argued In favor of rocooding. Ho prguod at groat length that tho section was constitu tional; that It was legal to delegate power; that tho Pennsylvania decision was in favor of delegating pow er, ana, any way, the section could bo safely committed to tho courts. air. Steele began to reply to Mr. Youngblood, and bad proceeded five minutes, when MW Whiting object ed to extending his timo on the ground that somo Sen ators were going away on tho train, and It was neces sary to vote. The question being divided, tho vote was taken on recoding as to tho eighth section. Nineteen voted to recode, and 22 not to recede. So tho Bouato refused to recode. ' On tlio ninth section, 17 Toted to recede, and 21 against. So the Senate refused to recede. Mr. Baldwin offered a resolution asking the Mouse fto appoint a committee of five to confer with the name number from tho Senate, and it was adopted, tthe President appointed Senators Baldwin, Ferrell, Jacobs, Archer, and Warren. Mr. Oauflold offered his -resolution, but tho Senate refused to suspend tho rules. Tho Senate message appointing tho Oommlttoo was taken up in tho House, when Mr. Moore, of Marshal, moved that n oommlttoo of ton bo appointed on the part of the House. A long discussion ensued oa to tho number each House was entitled to in the conference, It was finally decided that tho conference be agreed to, and that the House appolut a committee of five, |Tm> Speaker appointed tho following: Messrs. Hart, Oborly, Hay, Moore, of Marshal, and McPherson. The Conference Committee is not likely to accom plish much in tho way of closing tho breach between the Senate oud House on tho Railroad bill. Tho Sen ate is up In arms. The President of tho body put his foot in it, as one of the Senators remarked, in select ing tho members of the Oommlttoo. 1 unload of up pointing u majority in sympathy with tho majority of the Senate, as la the usual practice, ho chose a majority of tho Committee from tho minori ty of the Senate. It Is natural to expect that this majority of tho minority will report contrary to tho wishes of tho majority of tho Beuoto. which, If It adheres to lu position, will reject the report, ond thecoufereuco amount to nothing, Jacobs, Baldwin, and Archer voted to recede, while Ferrell voted originally for tho section, but against receding Ho may bo classified as on tho fence, not very strong either way. Warren Is tho only man who voted iquarely ond constantly against the obnoxious lections. It will bo seen that tho selection of tho Senate Committee was not happy, and Senators threaten to reject any report they present md to Anally protest against (he ictlon of the President. The appointments made on the House Committee were scarcely more fortunate Mr. Cullom, generally happy in such matters, and whoso parliamentary experience should have guided him more discreetly* made the blunder of appointing Ibroe of the Special Committee,—Hart, Oborly, and Mo- Pberran.—all of whom wore engaged in the manufac ture of the bill they were expeotodf to cut down and modify. Mr. Moore was In sympathy with them, and Kr, Hay solitary in his opposition. That gave the maximum ruler* In Joint Oonunltteo seven, against throe common law. From (ho calibre of Iho Committee. nothing groat can reasonably bo expected. With two, or perhaps throe, exceptions, the members aro the moat inalgnlfl cant men In their respective bodies. They met this - evening in tho library, when Mr. Hart stated that ho had a letter from Mr. Hay, declining to attend. Mr. Hay stated ho could not servo,ns bo vraa opposed to tho whole bill, and bis action would ccoato a prejudice ogalnst whichever sfflb betook. Then arose a question whether thoyrhoold go on unlit tho CommlUoo was tilled, but finally they organised, with Mr. llart In tho chair. Mr. Ferrell moved that tho proceedings bo private, and reporters bo excluded. It was carried. Tho doors wove shut, and railroads trembled. What wan dnno Is not of much Importance, for If tho majority of the Bonnie continues In Us present temper the report of tho Committee will not bo mllilcd. Another confer ence may bo indispensable, unless tho House pauses tho Donahue bill in tho morning, when an attempt will ho mado to call it up. LATEST, Tho Oommlttco has adjourned without doing any thing, and will moot to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. BILLS, APPROVED, 'The Governor .signed, bills as follows: Amending the act relating to judgments and decrees; defining tbo duties of Musters lu Obaueory, ami compelling them to report to thu Court tho amount of money In their possession ;.tho Deficiency Appropriation bill; revising tho law rotative to arbitrators and awards ; -providing for copying tbo burs nud Journals ; making appropriation for tho Normal University; Northern Insane Asylum Deficiency blit; amending an act providing for tho construction and protection of drains, ditches, sowurs, and other .works; making appropriations for tbo Jacksonville Insane Asylum; repealing the act es tablishing a Oily Court at Alton ; Deaf and Dumb Ap propriation bill; Eye and Ear Infirmary, ordinary ex penses ; bill amending the Mluoraloglcal and Geologi cal Survey act; making appropriation to pay the taxes of tho Champaign University lands ; repealing an act establishing a Common Plcaa Court In tbo City of Mat toon. SPECIAL LEGISLATION, Tbo House unthinkingly passed tbo Connolly bill, . amending tbo Tuscola ft Danville Railroad charter, so that tho Company can issue first mortgage bonds to tbo extent of $20,000 a mile, instead of $12,000 as allowed la tho charter. This la a bit of special legislation. COLLECTION OP TAXES, . . Tho Senate Roronuo committee havo agreed to amend House bill 605 so that tho party praying an ap peal from a Judgment in tax eases shall execute a bond with two or more sureties, to bo approved by tho Court, In doublo tho amount of tho Judgment, condi tioned that tho applicant will prosecute hls said appeal with effect, and will pay tbo amount of any tax, assessment, and costs, which tho Circuit Court may render against any real estate embraced in such ap peal.” Tho following now section has boon added to tho bill: 41 Seo. 103. If judgment shall bo rendered against any particular lot, piece, parcel, or tract of land em braced In such appeal, It shall bo tbo duty of tbo Clerk of said Circuit Court, in all' eases of appeal, to mako and deliver to the County Clerk a record of tbo lands and lots against which Judgment Is rendered, sub stantially aa is provided for County Clerks, in 800. 194 of this net; which record, when filed lu tbo office of said County Clerk, shall bo. tbo process on which such real-estate, or any interest therein, shall bo sold for such taxes or assessments, os well as tbo record for tho sale thereof, and it shall bo tho duty of thoOountyCollector,assisted by tboCouutyClerk, to proceed ond sell tbo samo, for tbo amount of such Judgment and costs. In tbo manner provided whoro Judgment Is rendered by tbo County Court against de linquent real estate. Tbo Collector shall publish a gen eral notice of euoh Bale, In a newspaper published In bis county, If any such thoro bo; and, if tboro bo no Bucb paper published in hls county, then In tho nearest newspaper published In tbo State to tho county seat of such county,—said notice to bo bo fiubllshcd onco In such newspaper at oast three weeks previous to tho day fixed for buoU sale. Upon tho dismissal of any appeal and upon filing In tho office of tho County Clerk a certified copy of tho order of such dismissal, tho County Clerk shall mako a record of tbo hinds ana real estate embraced In tho appeal, which aboil bo tbo process on which such real estate embraced in such appeal shall bo Bold ; and It Bball bo tho duty of tho County Collector to proceed to sell tho Bamo lu tho manuor provided hereinbefore lu cases of Judgment being rendered against real es tate by tbo Circuit Court on tho trial of an appeal, and all tho provisions of law shall apply to euch solo, as in other eases.” Another amendment provides that. In cases whoro tho taxes havo been uncollected, tho amount can bo added to In tbo warrants of subsequent years. Tbo Senate ho* to pass on these atnomlmenfs, and tho House to concur. They aro Intended to apply par ticularly to Cook County. COUNTY MONEY. In tho days when special laws wero la vogue, steals wero easily discovered; on tholr face they bore tho stamp by which they wore known. Now It Is differ ent. Undor tho guise of general legislation, bills aro Introduced in tho Interest of office-holders, or somo pei scheme, more frequently than in tho Interest of tho people. For instance, a hill passed tho House amending See. 61 of tho Fooe and Salaries aot so that county officers would not bo compelled to mako settlements in June and December, as required by law, but ouly In December. This Is said to bo la tho Interest of certain Cook County officials who dostro to havo tho use of tho fooa and tho interest thereon for a whole year, thereby robbing tho county of tho uso of Its own money. Tho bill is now In tho Senate, where it was road a first time tc-day, aud sent to tho Oommlttoo on Foes aud Salaries. Instead of making anything out of tho schomo, tho iicbomern will lose, tue OuuHh. to iu*u«.a Vo uujml IRo oißololtJ to liaUli over tho money every three months, ami have n final annual settlement in December. This is nn excellent Idea, PENITENTIARY COMMISSIONERS, Tho Governor, somo time since, intimated that tho resignation of tho Penitentiary ComuilEfllonerH would bo accepted, when they asked time to settle their busi ness before leaving. The time was granted, but their successors will soon bo appointed. Col. Bain, of Quincy, will probably bo. one of thorn. The Hon. John Stillwell came hero to urge tho claims of M *. Mc- Dowell, of Pontiac, but tho Governor said It was no use. STATIONERY Mr. Johnston introduced a resolution Instructing the Committee on Contingent. Expenses to report to tho House tho amount expended by Chairmen of commit tees on stationery, furniture, ami other articles for which tho State will havo to pay, . The resolution was timely. Tho House odopted It, and now tho Commit tee will have an opportunity to. servo tho country by scrutinizing tho occouule, tho cost of. tho articles, giv ing the items, and not bulking Die accounts. Lot every Chairman face tho music aud hls constituents. LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. SENATE. „. . 8 pjun a field, April 29. Tho Senate mot at 0:30 o’clock.a, m., President EARLY presiding,. . Roll was called uud answered by tUlrly-ono Senators. PETITIONS. Mr. IIINCnCLIFFE presented a petition in relation to the eulo of Oahokla and other commons. 110 also Introduced a bill to perpetuate and define tho bounda ries of tho village of Prairie du Pout, . MISCELLANEOUS. Senate bill 433, concerning tho Jurisdiction of Coun ty Courts, was road nnd ordered to a second reading House bill 471, amending tho Foes and Salary act. was referred. 1 House bill 423, fixing , terms of County Court for probate business, was referred, Houbo bill 474, cousolidatiug tho offices of County Treasurer and Assessor in counties not under town ship organization, was read nnd referred. Senate bill 428, prohibiting tbo.udvortiaing of lotter ies, games of chance, to., was ordered to a'third read ing. THE COMPROMISE RAILROAD BILL was then taken up, In connection with the House message refusing concurrence In tho Senate amend ments. At 1 o’clock p. m, tho Senate adjourned until 2:30 p. m. AFTERNOON SESSION. RAILROAD BILL. Upon reassembling, consideration of tho compro mise Railroad bill was resumed, ami tho debate being ended, tho Senate refused to recode upon tho 6th section by a vote of—yeas, 10; nays, 22—as follows: . , YEAS. Archer, Jacobs, Walto, Baldwin, Nicholson, Ware. Brooks, Patterson, Whiting, Castle, Reynolds, Wilcox, Cunningham, Shepard, Yager, Cusoy, Strong, Youngblood—l9. Glenn, HAYS. Burke. lllnchcllDo, Sheldon. Canfield, Hundley, Staruo. Casey, Kchoo, Sioolo, Cummings, Leo, Upton, Donahue, McGrath, Yurts, Dow, Palmer, 'Warren, Ferrell, Sanford, Williamson—22* Hampton, _ ABSENT AND NOT VOTING, Brown, Green, Murphy, Burns, Qundlacb, Short, Crews, Henry, Thompson—o. Tbo vote upon tho ninth section was—ayes. 13: nous, 25. A motion to appoint a committee of conference was carried. THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION RILL was taken up end parsed—ayes, 33; uooa, 6. OONPERENOE OOUMITTE, Tho President announced as tho Conference Com mittee on the part of tho Sonata on tho compromise railroad bill, Senators Baldwin, Ferrell, Jacobs, Archer, Warren. THE HOUSE JURY DILL was then taken up on a third reading and passed— ayes, 30; uoes, 6. TUB DEFENSE BILL. The citizens 1 defense railroad bill was read a second time. PEES OP ODOR COUNTY OPPJOBR9. • ——*• v* www.. W w.. . . w., Senate bill 276, establishing fees of olllcors therein named In Cook County, won taken up on a third read ing uud passed—ayes, 34; noea, 0. Senator lIINOUCLIFFE moved a suspension of the rules to consider the resolution censuring the Presi dent and Congress for tho Congressional salary-grab. Mr. PALMER moved to adjourn. Carried, by a voto of 24 to 11, as follows: YEAS. Baldwin, Ferrell, Sheldon, Canfield, Hampton, Shepard, Cusoy, Jacobs. Steele, Castle, UcOrato, Strong, Cunningham, Nicholson, Uptou, Cusoy, Palmer, Wilcox, Donahue, Patterson, Williamson, Dow, Reynolds, Yager—24. NAYS. Burke, Jtehoo, Cummings, Stsrue, Hlnchclifo, Walto, Hundley, Ware, Adjourned. HOUSE. Prayer by the Rev. Ur. Highland, MOTION TO nxOONSIOER. Ur, OASS7 entered a motion to reconsider the vote \ by which lloubo bill 880 was yesterday ordered to a third reading. Mr. JOHNSON offered a resolution catling for a re* fioct of stationery and other articles furnished commlt dcs during tho session. Adopted, Honso bill 666, to amend tho law in regard to forci ble entry and detainer, failed to pass--yeas, 70; nays, 82. Hill recommitted. • Senate bill 400, to rogulato tho Illinois Industrial University, and appropriating $49,008 for its comple tion, was ordered to a third reading. Senate bill ISO, appropriating $76,000 to erect tho main building for tho Institution for tho Ullud. Same order. . Senate bill 310, appropriating SBO,OOO for thoSlato Reform School, Samo order. Senate blit appropriating SOO,OOO for building a chopolaml dining-room for iho Deaf and Dumb Asy lum, and SIO,OOO for other expenses, was referred to tho Oommlttoo on Civil Service. Senate hill 330, appropriating $103,000 for tho completion of tho Southern Insane-Asylum, was ordcred to a third reading. Recess till 2:30 p, in. AFTERNOON SESSION. OTHER Al'l’norUIATION RILLS. The appropriation of $20,000 to construct a building for tho Eyo and Ear Infirmary was ordered (o a third reading. Senate hill 232, appropriating SIOO,OOO for the com pletion of tho south wing or iho Northern Insane- Asylum. Same order. Senate bill 330, appropriating an aggregate sum of $35,000 for tho State Reform-School. Same order. ticuato bill 84, appropriating $7,804 for tho Antlotam Cemetery, Same order. The Senate amendments to tho Registry bill were concurred lu—yens, 100; nays, 7. Honso bill 850. exempting wages of laborera from garnishment to the amount of S3O. fntlcdlto pass—yeas, 88; Days, 43. House bill 690, to pay tbo claim of Seth Brock for sorvicoo as Janitor for tbo Twenty-seventh General Assembly, passed—yens, 65; nays, 23. House bill &70, appropriating SB,OOO for tho relief of Christian Pfeiffer nod John Roll on account of dam ages caused by (ho removal of tho Calumet dam. Lost —yeas, 28; nays, 00. Honso bill 402, repealing tbo act attaching frac tional townohlps In Kankakee County to full townships, passed—yeas, 01; nays, 5. ANOTHER RELIEF BILL. House bill 309. for tho relief of Frederick Wagner, a volunteer soldier, disabled at tho Chicago fire, passed —yeas, 105 ; nays, 0. A communication waa received from the Senate In forming (ho House that tbo Senate had refused to recede from Its amendments to tho Honso Compromise Railroad hill; also, a resolution asking foroOom ndltoo of Conference, to bo * composed of| five Senators and five Representatives; also a com-' munlcation seating • that Messrs. Baldwin, Archer, Forrill, Jacobs, and Warren had been appointed aa such Oommlttco on tho part of tho Senate. Tbo Sen ate resolution was concurred in. Honso bill 400, to rostriot tho issue of first mortgsgo bonds by railroad companies, passed—yeas, 89; nays. House bill 17, to enable Boards of Underwriters to maintain a fire patrol, passed—yeas. 86 ; nays, 0. Tho Speaker appointed Meson). Hart. Oborly, Hay, Mooro (Marshall), and Mol’lioraon, on tho part of tho House, on tho Railroad Bill Conference Committee. Adjourned. LINCOLN PARK. ASSESSMENT. Conclusion of tlio Arguments of Conn* Bol—Spcnvlico of Ifion. Lyman Trum- bull and John N. Jewett, Ewq. Tlio Hon. Lyman Trumbull continued bis argument in behalf of tbo objectors to tbo Lin coln Park aesoßsmont, before Obief Justice Will iams, yesterday forenoon. Ho called tbo atten tion of tbo Court to a largo number of authori ties in support of bis assertion that tho assess ment and tho law under which it was made woro unconstitutional in many particulars. Tho fol lowing wore tbo most important points raised by him: That tbo Constitution mado it impera tively necessary for tho Legislature to incorporato or reproduce in tho amendatory act tbo full toxt of tbo aot amended. This, ho contended, had not boon done in tbo case of tho law undor which tho contested assessment had boon mado. That tho object of tho law must bo clearly sot forth and explained by its title. In this respect, also,, tbo Lincoln Park law was defective, and for vhoso two reasons it was unconstitutional and} void. That tbo Park Commissioners woro com-i polled by tbo law to purchase within a year tho 1 laud for which tbo assessment was mado, and, that with tho first year’s installment of tbons-t Beaumont and tbo salo of bonds only about, $500,000 could bo raised, which would not -bo sufficient to mako tho purchase. For this rea son tho law was impracticable. That tho as sessment would create a subsequent indebted-. ness, as tbo bonds would havo to bo taxed: and this also rendered tho law unconstitutional. ! Judge Trumbull argued theao propositions nfc ’ groat length and with much logical ingenuity., ilia Breach took up tbo timo until noon, ami nfc ■ tho close tho Court adjourned for dinner. ' Mr. J. N. Jowott, one of tho counsel for tho 1 Park Commissioners, commenced tho closing nr-' gumout upon tho reassembling of Court in tlio * afternoon. Ho announced, in opening, that ho would confine himself to the constitutional pro visions under which assessment and tax levies woro mado, and would first sketch tho history of 1 Lincoln Park, in order that tho matter on trial might bo more thoroughly understood. This ho proceeded to do, explaining how cemetery end ■ other lauds lying along tho lako shoro were do- 1 voted to park purposes. Ho denied tho assertion of Judge Trumbull that tho assessment which gavo rise to tho suit was a cunning scheme of land dealers to increase tho value of thoir property at tho expense of others. After Lincoln Park had received legal recognition for tho first timo, I there woro three separate and distiuot park pro- t jocts in tho different directions of tho city and t surrounding towns. There woro throe separate i and distinct bodies of Park Commissioners, one • body having certain sots of powers, another ; body another sot of powers, and another body 1 no powers at all. Tho Lincoln Park Oommia-' siouora woro in tho last named condi tion, and it became necessary to give them authority, in order that needed improvements to. tho park might bo mado. Mr. Trumbull’s ar gument was that this ought to havo boon douo under a general law. But this was impracticable iu tho highest dogroo. What would benefit tho ; West Sldo might ruin tho South Side, uud bo of no good to tho North Sido. Tho objectors' first •? objection to tbo assessment was that tho law < under which it was made docs not apply to Lln-« coin Park, because tho conditions which render tho law applicable do not exist in tho case of’ 1 that nark. They claimed that tho law for tho completion and improvement of tho j park, and not for tho purchase or condom nation of land. His answer to this] was that tho boundaries of tho park'd had boon fixed by tho law, and a largo portion of j tho land had been given by tho city. Thoro yeti remained, in order to complete tho legal bouu-J darios, tbo laud for tho purchase of which tho- ; assessment had boon levied, and it was mado tho« duty of tho Commissioners to mnlco tho nddl-H tlon. Yet, when they <ln this, tbo objectors cou-{ toud that tho provisions of tho law for tho oonwj plotlon and management of tho park woro notr being carried out. Tho speaker thought tho oW jootion would not stand a critical examination by; tho Court, and thou wont on to arguo tho Juris—, diction of tho Court in tho promises. Ho could*’ not understand tho objections as to tho characters of tho Lincoln Park law. It was called special,! 1 general, and amendatory, and its Invalidity was'* claimed on all three grounds. Granting that itj was a local and special tax. as assorted, it was t still constitutional, because tho Constitution did.' not prohibit the passage of an act of tho class toT which tho ono under discussion belonged. Tho! Constitution did not prohibit tho Legislature!; from passing local, special, or general laws on, tho subjoot of parks. There was neither an ox-* press or implied prohibition as to parks in thof specifications of the Constitution, unless it was contained in the one which directs that a special " law shall not ho granted whore a general law will answer. But that did not apply to the case • under consideration. A general law covering*- tho whole siiu|oot of parks was impracticable, as it would benefit some and itijuro others. Tho objection that the law was Invalid because tho amended portions of tho old law woro not reproduced in tho now, was consid ered a poor quo. Tho nmondod portions woro, i decided invalid and void by tbo Supremo Court, . and therefore it was not necessary to reproduce I them. As a mattor of law, thoro was nothing to amend and nothing to reproduce, as tho re jected sections of tho old law woro without forco and vitality. Another objection was that tho tltlo of tho law did not sot forth thoohjeot of it. It was based on tho reasoning that tho enlarge ment of tho park did nob imply its completion and improvement. Tho speaker could not un derstand how a public park could bo completed or Improved without first acquir ing possession of tho land of which tho park was to-be composed. The obtaining of land was tho initial stop toward tho completion and improvement of a park. Therefore, tho titlo was significant of what tho law contained, and, therefore, thoro was nothing in tho objection. Tho assessment was claimed to bo invalid be cause it had not boon mado by corporate author ities for corporate purposes. Tho sneaker had heard no dominion of tho two words, “corpo rate purposes/' aud behoved that there was no Warren, Whiting. Youngblood—ll. I'iiJG CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1873, STATIONERY. ENTRY AND DETAINER, appropriations. REGISTRY BILL. FRACTIONAL TOWNSHIPS, COMPROMISE RAILROAD BILL limit to tbom within tho limit of legislative au thority. Corporate purposes wero as different as tho laws under which municipal corporations woro organized. To hls mind tho scouring of tho park was a corporate purpose, tho powor to secure lb having boon conferred upon certain persona by logiulativo authority. Tho offoot of tho park in improving and enhancing tho value of surround ing property mado tho assessment 0110 for a cor porate purpose. And tho objectors’ property was enhanced in value far bovond wlmt was staled by tholr counsel. Instead of tho assess ment being $400,000 on SOOO,OOO worth of prop erty in tho Town of Lako View, that amount was levied on $10,000,000, for tho enlargement nud improvement of tlio park would increase tho values to that extent. The objection os to the corporate nuthoritioo waa that tho law did not specify that tho Assessors nud Buporviaota of tho two towns woro to ho known ns such authorities, Tlioso officers had certain dutloa to perform in their township governments, they woro tho moat prominent au lorltloa in tho towns, nud it was competent for iho Legislature to select thorn for tho purpose of malting tho park aseossmont, rather than have another sot of officers elected. No constitu tional provision had boon pointed out of which that selection or appointment was an infringe ment. Though tho law did nob specify tho cor porate authorities, Us effect was to mnko tho As sessors and Supervisors such authorities, and havo them act under their oaths of offioo. Another portion of tho same objection was that tho Assessors and Supervisors of the two towns had combined together for tho purposo of mak ing tho assessment. Aa it had boon shown that tho law, oven though It might bo a special one. was not on that account unconstitutional so it could bo shown that the Legislature was, not rostrictod in its powor to determine who should carry out tho provislons of tho law. It was competent for tho Legislature to endow tho Assessors and Supervisors of the two towns with absolute authority to mnko tho assessment for a purposo of equal Interest to both, and thora was nothing in tho Constitution prohibiting it, Thoro was nothing in tho objection that the objects and purposes of tho assessment woro indefinite. It was distinctly sot forth in tho law that it was to bo used in the purchase of land and the pay ment of bonds. A clearer or moro conclusive statement could not bo mado. Another ob jection * was that tho • assessment was mado payable in twenty years. Tho Commis sioners woro not to blame for that. It was a legislative provision, and, if tho laud could not bo purchased right away, it would have to bo accumulated pioco by piece, until tho whole was secured. The Commissioners woro not com pelled to purchase tho land in one year, aud woro not compelled to make a condemnation until they felt able to pay. Tho objection that the Assessment Hoard baa mado tbo assessment without sufficient information concerning values was not a good one.. It waa olahnod - that tho assessment was too high, but the speaker thought it was a wise proceeding on tho part of iho Assessors to put on sufficient to cover tho expense of litigation* which Invariably followed a special assessment. Mr. Jewett criticized several other loss important objections, and closed with tho statement that tho fate of tho North Bide and Lake View depended on tho decision of tho Court. If tho assessment waa not allowed, all improvements of Lincoln Park would bo at an ond. Ho believed that tho levy hod boon made with fairness, and could not bo impeached. If tho objectors woro defeated, tbo land would bo purchased, tho park would bo completed, and tho North Division would become what it ought

to ho, tho finest residence portion of the City of Chicago, Judge Williams announced that ho would ren der a decision at an early day, aud tho Court ad journed. ST. PAUL’S CHURCH. Tlio Corner-Stone of the Now Unlver ■alist Edifice Laid with Approx’riato Ceremonies. A most interesting ceremony to tbo Universal -Ist denomination, in this city and elsewhere, was the formal laying of tbo cornor-stouo of tbo new Bt. Paul’s Unlvorsalist Church, on Michigan av enue, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets, yesterday forenoon. Tho ruins of tho old church wore barely cold when tho now one was thought of, hut until a few mouths ago building operations wore not commenced. Tho drawing of tho now odlflco in tho office of tho architects, Messrs. Whoolock & Thomas, is handsome aud costly, and wo predict that tho church will tako a high place for architectural beauty among iho stateliest ecclooiaulal struc tures of tho West. For a wonder, tho weather was fine yesterday morning, though tho air was chilly enough for an overcoat. Tho Bun sliono’ with quite uiraßual splendor for this season, aud a goodly crowd was gathered around tho rising blocks of stono which as yet feebly indicate tho mass of masonry that is soon to bo reared thoro. Tlio al fresco service commenced with singing tho hymn “ Glorious things of thee aro spoken " tho audience being led by a choir perched on top of a stone, after which au appropriate, Scripture lesson was road, . Tho covomony of laying tbo coraer-stono was tbou porfonnod by Boncou E. G. Hall, Chair man of tho Building Committee. Tho usual deposit of a box containing matter for tho edifi cation of posterity was mndo hi tho cornor-atono, the box containing the following iutoroatlng rolioa: Tho Biblo;tho Unlvorsaliat Bogiator for 1873 ; Unlvorsalist newspapers ; copy of tho Covenant and Profession of Faith of tho Church; order of exercises connected with tho occasion ; Bovoral printed papers of interest in the history of tho Society: written statement, giving a brief history of tho several buildings erected by tho pariah; with the namoa of tho Building Oommittoo of tho now odiflco, and other ofllcors of tho society; and, lastly, a fine photograph of tho old St. Paul’s Church. Prayer was thou oiforod, after which tho Bov. J. H. Forrester, pastor of. tho Church of tho Bodoomor, dolivorod tho address. Ho enld that, in laying tho corner-stone of this church, tho Society woro engaged in tho performance of an actual work, not moroly a symbolic coromony. They had como together to bring tbomeolvou nearer to their Father, who wan able to lift thorn from tho life on earth to a higher aud bettor world. Thor carao to Almighty Qod iu prayer that ho might deliver their souls from death, and load thorn triumphant over thoonomy, bring ing light, and immortality to light, through tho Gospel. They were congregated to receive tho blessing of their Father in Heavou, and to ftflk Hie aid. It was their duty ae Christians, in tho orootion of this odiflco, to watch and talco oaro that tho world should bo bettor for tho Christian Church, tho representa tive of Christ In tho world, and tho representa tive of Christ's religion. Ho rovortod to tho beauty of tho day. suggestive of that of tho Bosuvrootiou morning, and concluded with a brilliant peroration. Tho hymn ** Qod Is tho Bofugo of Hia Saints,” was then sung, and tho benediction pronounced by tho Bov. H. G. Wobator, of Cleveland, Ohio. Tho condousod history of tho Church, which woo deposited iu tho oornor-stouo, contained tho following facto i Tho Arab houtjo of worulilp oroctod by tho Society was a wood en building situated on Washington street, near Clark. Tho second, known as St. Paul's Church, was built of stono on tho corner of Wabash avonuo and Van Burou street. Tho cornor-stono of that building was laid Nov. 29, 1855, and was dedicated during tho fol lowing autumn, from which time, until its de struction in tho groat iiro of October 8 and 0, 1871, it was occupied by tho Society, and tho coutro of a wido religious influence, under direc tion of its ablo and Christian pastor. Bov. W. 11. Bydor. who took charge of its ministry on Jan. 1. 1860, and has occupied its pulpit for moro than thirteen years. Tho records of tho parish woro destroyed in tho fire. Tho names of tho Building Committee of tho now odiflco aro E. G. Hall, F. B. Gardner, O. B. Sawyer, Edoon Keith, M. B. M. Wallace, George B, Soavoms, Charles Toboy, Seneca D. Kimbark, James H. Boos, A. J. Wright, George W. Gogo, James H. Swan, aud George M. Pull mau. The Trustees of tho pariah aro Qoorgo W. Gago, George 0. Morton, ami L. L. Coburn. Deacons, 13. G. Hull, Abraham Galo, M. 11. M. Wallace, and J. H. Hoes. Superintendent of tho Suuday-achool, J. n. Swan. Paulor of tho Church, W. 11. Ryder, D. D. Committoo ou Exorcise, James 11. Swau, Ed* lou Keith, and Goorgo W. Gage. Arohltoclß, Wheolook A Thomas. Contractors, Grant it Trice. Ladles’ Aid Society, President, Mrs. Qoorgo W. Qagoj Secretory oud Treasurer, Mrs. E. G. Hall. PERSONAL. Qen, Iloborl Avery, of Houston, Is at the Gardner House, The Rev. B. A. Haines, a noted Eastern revivalist, is at tho Sherman House. .. Meach and A, S, Hall, of Salem, Mass,, are at the Gardner House, • ' Senator Harlan and Judge L. W, Vale, of lowa, are at the Tromont House. Jules Renard, Belgian Minister tol Australia: J. N. Hcyxnauioa, Dunedin. New Zealand ; A. T. N. Rlakw* ton. Canterbury. Now Zealand, and Joseph Clarke, Melbourne, Australia, aro at the Tromont House. Tho non. George need, President of tho Wisconsin Central Railroad, is at tho Shorman Houflo. Tho Rov. Isaac Stone, tho African tnlßßlonanr, arrived at the Shorman House, yostordoy, from North hampton, Mass, To-morrow morning Mr. MoKinnoy, a hotel-man from Fort Wayne, will take charge of the Gault House, and nearly all of (heboid employee of Gngo Bros, fc nice will take a holiday until tho opening of the Pacino on tho 151U prox. Among tho arrlvala at tho Gault Houbo yesterday were tho following: 0. W. Butterfield, Boston ; Onpt. William Walker, Concord, N. II.; B. B. Gault, St. Paul; J. W. Pringle, Now York; 11. 11. Olios, Madison : 0. B. Mor.lor, lowa City ; tholluv. A, A. Hopkins, Now York; 0. 11, Bigelow, St. Paul; Julius Burkov, Qraud Run- Ids ; 0. 11. Somers, Boston, Tho prominent arrlvala at tho Shorman Hotiso yes terday wore Sam Harvard, Indianapolis; U, M, Hoxlo, Houston, Texas; B. A. Raulott, St. Louis; F. 11. Starr, Paris, Texas; J. E. Oilman, Boston ; James W. Hull, Pittsfield, Maas.: WilliamE. Hulburt.Hartford; F. IT. Klugaburry, Oolumhun ; W. 11, Reed, Milwau kee ! B. Phelps, Ban Francisco; William Crook, Ht, Paul; A. G. Garrison, Montana ; 11. L. Peters, San Francisco ; R. J, Greer, LaOroaso. Mr, John O’Brien, a sculptor who has achieved more artistic than financial success in Hie plastic art, Ims been engaged for some tlrao in modeling a bust of Col. James A. Mulligan, the hero of Lexington, tho martyr of Kornslown. Never having known tho Colonel, and working from tho slender aid supplied by photographs of his subject, and from kindly suggestions of tbosowbo know him well, Mr. O'Brien baa labored under obvious disadvantages, but success boa crowned bin painstaking efforts. The model, now complete, Is lifo*sizo and Ufo-Uko, and when done In marble will bo an excellent 11 counterfeit presentment" of the Colonel. Mr. O'Brlon'a labor baa boon one of love. Ills ultimate design la to cut n full-length figure of tho subject ho has just modeled, but bo baa consented to make a number of plaster cuts of the bust for those frlouds and admirers of tho dead soldier who would prise so. valuable a memento of him. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. New fork Financial Nows* New York, April 29,—Financial affairs were un settled, and money ruled close most of the day at 1-04 to 1-33 per day, but finally became easier, and closed at 7 per cent. The express companies brought three-quarters of a million in currency. The legal tenders outstanding show a decrease of 1535,000. Sterling was dull at 108# for 00 days, and 109*4® 109# for sight. Gold was weak and lower,declining from 117j/ to 110#. Tho out flow from the Treasury is gradually weakening the market. Loans, 607 per cent, closing at 0. Clear ings, $53,000,000, Treasury disbursements, $995,000. Customs receipts, $470,000. The customs receipts for tho week ending April 19 wore $3,230,000. Governments woro dull, but prices wore well sup ported. State bonds steady. Slocks wore very Irregular. Business woa moder ately largo in the early part of the day, and small in the afternoon". The principal features woro Pacific Mall, Western Union, St. Raul common, and Colum bus, Chicago h Indiana Central. The market declined shortly after the opening, but partially recovered after tho first Board. Another decline sot In about 1 o’clock, lasting until after the second Board, when a firmer feeling prevailed. The weakness was renewed at 8 o'clock, but in tbo last half hour the market was again firmer, and closed strong. The obief fluctuations of tbo day woro: Paciflo Mull, 65#, 60,',% 67H, 67, 68, 60#, GO if ; Western Uulon, 83, 83#, 82#, 84,84*4, 84V, and 84; St. Paul, 67*4, 60*4, 58>f, 67# ; 0., O. 4c I. 0., 35*4, 35#, 37*4, 30#, 37V. Tho remainder of tbo list fluctuated #@# per cent, chiefly In sympathy with tho above mentioned (docks. Tho final prices of the day generally show an advance upon tho opening rates. i Sterling, 108#. ENT BONDS. Coupons, *O7, 119tf Coupons, ’OB 117?/ Now 5s 110 10-40s 113# Currency Ca BONDS. OOVERNMi Coupons, *Bl 120# 6-208 of '62 118# Coupons, *O4 118# Coupons, *65 ...120# Coupons, *65 (new).. .117# STATE Missourls 93# Tounosaooß, old 70 Tcnncsaocs, now 79 Virginias, now 49 Virginias, old 43 North Curolin&s, 01d..27 North Carolina#, now.lo BTO( Canton 90# W, U. Tel 84 Quicksilver 38 Adams Express 04# Wells Forgo 80 American Express... 66# United States Ex.... 71 Pacific Mall 60# Now York Central... 100# Erie 64# Erie pfd 71~ Harlem 123 Harlem pfd..... 125 Michigan Central.... 105 Pittsburgh 88 Northwestern 81 Northwestern pfd.... 80# Bock Island 107# N. J. Central 100# St. Paul 67# StPaulpfd 72 H Wabash 09,tf Wabash pfd 80 Fort Wayne 93,tf Torre Haute......... 10 Terro Haute pfd 40 Chicago t Alton 109 Chicago t Alton pfd. 110 Ohio & Mississippi.. 43,tf 0„0. to 87 o„ u. t q no Lake Shore 91J' Indiana Central 37 tf Illinois Central 110 Union Pacific stocks. 31?; tluloa Pacific bonds. 80?; Central Pacific bomlß.lo3tf Del, Lack. & Western, 09? i 8., U. tErlo 3 H larkcts. Foreign Liverpool, April 29—11 a. m.—Flour, 37a fl«l. Win ter wheat. 12s 2d; spring, lls®l2a 2d for No. 2; white, Hs Bd®Ua lOd; club, 11s 10d®12a 2d. Corn, 27a 9d, Pork, 67a Od. Lard, 41s. Liverpool, April 29—1:30 p. m.—Brcadsluffa un changed. Boccipta last throe daya, 8,000 qra • 3,000 American. . Liverpool, April 29—3:30 p, m.—Broadstuffa firm er. White wheat, 110 ildolls lid; club Tvlicat, 12s® 12s 2d. Corn, 27a Cd@27u 9d. Kent unchanged, London, April 20—5 ,j). iu.—Console for money, 93»,f; .account, 03&; 6-20 aof ’O3, 92; 3-203 of 'O7, 93 : 10-403, 89^; now 6a, 89Ji; Erie, BOM. Tallow, 43s 9d ®4-10. Baris, April 29.— Bents, 03f. Liverpool. April 29.— Colton dull; middling tii>- laud, o®9,!;d; Orlcano, Bales: 10,030 bales; .American, 0,000 bales; speculation umlexport, 2,000 bales. • BrciidetulTa quiot, except wheat, which is firmer; California white wheat, average quality, Us 9dolls nd : Club; 12«®12s 2d ; ICcd Winter, l2s 2d. Fioar, 27a (id. Corn, 27a Cd®27s Ud. Choose, 70s. Cumber laud middloH, 33a 9d ; chert riba, 39a 9d. Iloccipta of corn for three days, 3,000 quarters ; all American. Yarns aud fabrics at Manchester dull, but not quo tably lower. lluffnlo I<lvc-S(ock Market* Buffalo, April 29.— Cattle— To-day, including 123 cars to arrive, 2,499 head. Total for tho week, •0,613, Market slow at }„®X° off from last week’s closing prices. Heavy ond prospective largo receipts cause nearly alt regular shippers to haul out of mar ket : 800 disposed of; sales 467 Illinois steers, av 992 to 1,260 lbs, at $3.60®0.12>;; 61 Missouri steers, &V 1,050 to 1,020 Ibu, at £>.63(30.00; 31 Mia. sourl oxen, av 1,336 to 1.371 lbs, at $5.37*tf@6.75; 61 Cherokee steers, av 1,016 Iba, •at $5.01); 23 Indiana heifers, av 800 lbs, at $3.60 ; 30 Illinois Stockers, av 889 • to 935 iba, at $5.50, Bueep and Lauds— Becclpto this week, 3,800. Mar ket not yet fairly opened. • • Houa—llcceipts this week, 14,400. Market slow at about 20025 per cent off from laa., week's closing Prices; buyers hanging off for a dccii L*. Hales, 239 lllnols hogs, av 203 lbs, $5.85; 600 mixed hogs, av 170 lbs, $6.70. ■ Watertown (Mass.) Live Stock Market* Watertown, Maes,, April 29,—Beep Cattle—ac cepts, 630; demand steady aud prices fnlly suetulnod. A largo portion of tbo Western cattlo changed bands at the yards; sales choice at $10.60011,00 ; extra, $9.60 010.25 ; first quality, $8.0009.00 ; second, so.oo® 7.50; third, $5.0005.60. Sheep and Lamus— Receipts, 1,040 ; market Inac tive and prices fell off ii’QJtfo ; sides lots at $3.60® 4.60 each ; extra,' $5.0007.00. Tbo arrival of void calves, which woro in fair do .mnnd, numbered this week 1,100, mid takes off a por tion of tbo sboop trade. Bales of veal calves at $-1.00 013,00 each. Now York I>ry Goods Market* New York, April 29.—Business quiot with commis sion bouses, but there was a fair Jobbing trade. Tho market for cotton goods continues brisk. Standard' sheetings, ticks, ami denims strong aud active at un changed prices. Boiled Jacconots and glared cam brics quick, iiml sold abend iu first hernia. Standard prints end shirting stripes In folr demand. Woolens and shawls quiet, and hosiery moro active. Foreign floods dull lu first hands. Black alpacas and mohair astros aro lu good demand, and flno makes aro scarce. Tho Produce Markets* NEW YORK. New Tore, April 29.— Cotton— Easy, with limited request; middling uplands, lOjtfc. Bueadstdffs— Flour steady; receipts, 10,000 brls; super Western and Stale, $5.00®0.35; common to good extra. $6.0007.60; good to choice, $7.3008.26; white wheat extra. $8.60010.60; extra Ohio, $0.90010.60; St. Louis, $7.60012.60, Bye Hour quiet; Inferior to very choice superfine, $4.1005.76. Corn meal quiet. Wheat dull aud heavy; receipts, 28,000 bu ; prlmo No. 2 Milwaukee, afloat. $1.70; do, lu store, No. 2 Chicago, $1.63; white Western, $2.10. Bye quiet; Western, 03®950. Barley ond molt dull. Com a shade firmer; receipts, 23,000 bu ; now mixed Wcot em, 71072o; old do. 08&®60o. Oats—Now lower; old firm: receipts. 20,600 bu ; now mixed Western, 63 g660; black Western, 61@51o; white, 64056 */c; old store, SCo. ’ Seeds— Clover seed quiet at $8.6009.00 : timothy. $3,3004.00. " Eaaa—Lower; Western, 14V©lflo, Hay and Hors—Unchanged. anoowixM—Coffee strong ; Klo, 16910 c, gold, Su gar octlvo andstrong‘fair to good refining, 7V@9Jio. Molasses quiet; Now Orleans, 7J@740. lUco firm ot 7/»@B>tfo, Ouudb PsxnoLßUM—loV@loli'o 5 refined. 2! Vo. Toupentimk—Dull and declining at 02 Vo. -.i >nov,HlONß " T ’* U u l°t • a shade firmer: now moss. 110,00; prime mosa, $18.00910,00. Hoof quiet and unchaugod. Cut moats dull; hums, 12918 c; shoulders, 7JX<aBo; middles firmer;} abort dour, lUVtI; long ulcur. 100 bid. Lard atoadlor } No, Ito prlmo suuuu. oirua .0*:o ; kettle, 0 0-16®0j;c. ’ * liUTTxn—Dull; Western, 82®00o. Oubesb—Firmer at Iflo, with good export demand. Whisky—A shade Armor ut OitajOlj^c. „ , BT. LOUIS. Sr. Louts, April 29,—UurADBxuMrs—Flour quiet and unchanged j only order business doing. Wheat lu' fair domaud and a ahado higher: No. 2 spring, ii'H V : 1 No. 8 red fall, 11,68. Cora, In bulk, bolter r No. 2, ' uOVo ou track, 44@450 m elevator. Outs easier : No 2, 82)rfo In elevator} 86Q370 sacked. Harley quiet and! unchanged, Rye quiet r 680 for prime. * I ; Wiiiskx—Firm at 870. ' w 'r” j Puovibionb—X’ork lower at SIO.OO for August. ■ Bulk, moats nominal. Bacon opened firm : clear sides, lie,* S3 U&uSa ““ “ I “X",«UcrtaU I .Uo/ Hoas—Quiet at $4.0090.40, Oatxl»—Quiet and unchanged. NEW" ORLEANS. . . New Orleans, April 29.— BRKADBxtjnrs-Oata in good demand and price* easier at 43®440. Dram—Dull nt 80@89,«fo, rnovMioHß—Pork dull at 118.80. Groceries—Molassos dull; prime, CQo ; strictly prime, 030. Others unchanged. Sterlinci—27#: sight, *i premium. Gold, 110#. CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, April 29.— Breadbtopfb—Flour Arm and unchanged. Wheat steady at $1.06®1.07, Corn Arm nt 45c.- Eye firm, at 800, Oats firm, at 40@470, Barley firm and unchanged. , Provisions—Leas active, but holdora Arm; pork quiet; offered nt $18.25. Lard dull; Blown oc, gen erally hold kettle, nominally o#c. Bulk moats quiet; shoulders oj*®7c; dear nb, Oc; sales at 9#@9J«o buyer June, llacon quite and Arm ; shoul ders, 7J£o; dear rib, O’fo; dear, 100. Whisky— Steady at B.'o. TOLEDO. Toledo, April 29, Drbadbtuffb—Flour quiet, unchanged. Wheat dull, lower; No. 8 while Wabash, $1.00; No. 2 white Michigan, $1.05 ; amber Michigan, $1.72, spot; $1.73# Boiler May; No. 1 red, SI.BO. Corn dull, a shade lower ; high mixed, 48#c, spot; 47#c seller July; low mixed, 45c, Oats dull, a shade lower; No. 1, 470; No. 2, •lOJtfo ; Michigan, 41; re jected, SBo. Clover Sees—s4.9o. Receipts—Flour, 500 brls; wheat, 7,000 hu { com, 60,000 hit ; hu, HiiifMEHTfl—Flour, 3,000 brls; wheat, 17,000 hu; com, 70,000 bu ; ontH, 1,000 hu. CLEVELAND. Cleveland, April 20.—BBEAnnxurFs—Flour steady and Arm, Wheat Arm ; No, 1 red held at $1.78; No. 2, SI.OB. Corn quiet, at 61@520. Oats steady; No. 1, 44c. Petroleum—Firmer feeling; car lota roAnod, 10#o; Onlo legal tost, 25®25*<c. LOUIHVILLE. Louisville, April 29.—Breadstuffs—Flour Armor and In hotter demand ; extra family, $0.50. PnovisiONß— Fairly active, but prices oaay. Moss pork, 110.C0@19.00. Bacon—nhonlderfl, 8>.(o; clear rib, 100 ; clear, 10#e, packed. Bulk moats—shoulders, 7#o; clear rib, 0,'.f0; clear, 9#c. Choice loaf lard lu tierces, WnißKT—Unchanged. „ AULWAUKEE. • Milwaukee, April 29.—IinKAPSTUTTB—Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat atoady; No. 1, $1.37#; No, 2, $1.271f. Oats dull and lower; No. 2, 31#c, Com dull and drooping ; No. 2, 41 #c. Ityo in fair demand, but lower; No. 1, CO Wo, Barley duu and nominal: No. 2,88 c. ’ HKOBIPTB—FIour, 6,000 brlß ; wheat, 33,000 bu. Shipments—Flour, 4,000 brln ; wheat, 68,000 bu. Illinois Sc iTllcliig-an Gnnal* Canal Collection Office, April 29.—Arrived— C&tigun, Lockport, 6,G00 bu com; Pliomlx, Lockport, 0,600 bu com. Cleared—Maple Leaf, Blrdahrldgo, 2,000 Ibfl mer chandise, 25 brb) salt. 23 brls llmo ; Brilliant, Morris, 71,612 foot lumber, 10,000 lath ; Geo. Judd, Lomont, light; Edwin Walker, Lemont, light; August, Lomout, light; Advance, Lemont, light: Eclipse. Lomont, light; Col, Manning, Lomont. light; llonancc, Le mont, light; Mayflower, 30,300 foot lumber, 10 m lath, 15 m shingles; Excelsior, Lemont, light; Martin Hogan, Lemont, light: Admiral, Lomont, light; H, S, Carpenter, Lomont, light; Chos. W. Walker, 30 yda sand. SPECIAL NOTICES. Wlmt Is Vitality? Science has not yet answered this conundrum. Thi» principle of life, In spite of the researches of chemists,, doctors, and metaphysicians, remains unknown. Wes’ know, however, that when tho blood la Impure, the atom-1 aoh Inert, tho bowola irregular, tbo liver disordered, or tho nerves relaxed, this llfo-suetalnlng principle, what* over it may bo, la aborn of its active power, and that tbo body It animates languishes. Wo know, too, such of us as arc oapoblo of deriving knowledge from authenticated tacts, that Hostottor's Stomach Bitters correct Impurities of tbo blood, invigorate tho stomach, regulate the bowels, tone tho liver, and brace tbo nerves, thereby combat* ting and subduing tho leading morbid conditions which tend tp shorten Ufo. Tho average time of human exis tence might unquestionably bo greatly lengthened by Ju dicious stimulation, especially In the decline of Ufo, and this famous preparation 1s undoubtedly tho most wholo ■omo stimulant at present known. NEW PUBLICATIONS. Is, ffMlw’s M Story, Published Tills Day. THE OTHER GIRLS. By Mrs. A. B. T. Whitney, author of “Leslie Gold* tbwalte," “Wo Girls," “Ileal Folks," etc. 1 vpl 13mo. Illustrated. $2.00. This book, which is a companion volume to “Wo Girls,"' has in eminent degree tho qualities that have made Mrs. Whitney’s previous aturins so popular. Tho deep interest of tho narrative, tbovarloty miJllfo-Ukanoaa of tho char-, actors, tho pervading froshuoss and humor of tho book, and its noblo sincerity, give It romarkablo and permanent/ attractions. HOT WITHOUT THOMS, By Ennis Graham, author of "Sho wan Young and Ho was Old,” otc. Vol. 29 In Osgood's Library of Novels. Bvo. Paper, 75 cents. Cloth, $1.25. "If thorn were no other women in tho book than Homo d’Kyroconrt, her character alone would make tho book worth reading."—London Athomuum. •«*For solo by Booksellers. Sent, post-paid, on re ceipt of price by tho publishers, JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO., Boston. Keady This Day: A $2,000 GAEDEIi - Play and Profit in Myi Garden. By Rot. E. P. Roe, author of "Harriots Burned Away. A record of experience, showing bow a professional nan, gardening for rocroatlon, with two and a quarter? acres, received in ono season s‘.',ooo from tho sale of fruit \ and vegetables, besides an abundant homo supply. Ivol., IStno. Price, 81.50. \ For salo by nil Booksellers, and mailed on rocoipt>of price by DODD & MEAD, Publishers, 702 lironihvqy. Now York. STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETINGS. STOCK-HOLDERS' ANNUAL MEETING j OF IDE - \ Lake Store & Mlclitean souffiern Railway Co. OmcG os Toe Lake Buoue ± Mioiiioan Soothehn) Railway Company. V Cleveland, 0., March 37, 1673. ) Tho annual meeting of tho ntockhuldors of this Com pany. for the election of Directors for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of other liuportaut buslnoss, will bo hold at tho 011100 of tho Company, in tho oily of Olovoland, 0., on Wednesday, 7th Day of May next, botwoon tho hours of 11 o'clock In tho forenoon ami 8 o'clock In the afternoon of that day. Tho transfer books of tho Company will be closed at tin) olosoof buslnoss, on tho sth day of April noxt, and will ro-opou on tho morning of tho 8(h day of May noxt. GEORGE 11. ELY, Bocrotary. OmCB ODP Clap, MM Me RAILROAD COMPANY. April 25. 1673. Tho annual mootlngof tho Stockholders of tho Chicago, Rook Island A I'uolllo Railroad Conipauy, for tho election of Directors, pursuant to law. and tho transaction ul such other business ns may come before thorn, will bo hold at tho oiHoo of thu Company, In tho City of Chicago, on Wednesday, tho 4th day of Juno next, at 11 o’clock a. tu. „ ~ « JOHN F. TRACY, President. P. H. TOWS. RoeroUry. STOVES. KEEP PEACE m THE FAMILY BY SECURING A FEARLESS COOK STOVE. For eolo at retail by BARD A FOOTE, X3STDI For OOMFORT ami ECONOMY, th® WARREN COOKER. . x BAUD 4 FOOTE. CHKOMO. NEW CHEOMO, KNTITLKU THE CONVALESCENT, Given to each customer by tbo GREAT ATLANTIC A PACIFIC TEA COMPANY, ltd Woat Wa»hlnglon-st. t iaOTwtmtyaoo<md«at. IRON BEDSTEADS. ‘ HOUSEKEEPERS! IHON BEDSTEADS OK ALL KINDS, AT Van Buron and Deaplainoß Btroota. ooA^^imwoom 0. H. DYER & 00., Oornor Wabash-av. and Madi*on-at., doalors In alllclnda ofFuol, Illinois Coal par ton. delivorad, 40; Kirkland Onto Goal (boat Indiana) par tan. dallTerod, «d.UI: Wa bash Coal (Indiana Bituminous) par ton, dellTarod, 9(.W. Uard Goal and Wood «i all kinds aiwagrs oa band. Girt enterprise. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF KENTUCKY THIRD iiil COM! NINETY DATS POSTPONEMENT. A Full Drawing Certain, $500, Bank to Pay Gifts! 10,000 CASH GIFTS PAID IN FULL. ; SIOO,OOO for Only Ten Dollars I Enough of the 100,000 tickets Issued for (ho Third Grand Gift Concoct, In aid of tho.UnbUo Library of Kentucky, having boon sold to Insure a full drawing, and the wish having boon universally expressed that the 10.000 cash Sifts offered should bo drawu in full and paid In full with out any scaling down, as heretofore, tho Management, with tho oonourrunco of tho Trustees. have determined to allow ninety days more for tho solo of tho romnant of tick* ots loft on hand. Tho concert and distribution advertised for April 8 (a therefore postponed to Tuesday, July 8, 1676, on which day, and no other, they will positively and tine* gulvocully take place lu Publlo Library Hall, Louisville, At this grand concert tho following cash glfta will bs distributed by lot and paid in full to the Uokot-hohlofS who draw thomt LIST OF GIFTS. One Grand Gubli Gift, - • 8100,000 Olio Grand Gatdi Gift, • • • 50*000 One Grand Cash Gift, - - - 20,000 Olio Grand Cash Girt, - - ■ 20.000 Ouo Grand Gault Gift, ... 10.000 One Grand Gash Gift, ... 6*ooo 21 Cash Gifts of 81,000 oncli* 24,00(1 50 Gash Gifts of 500 '* 25,000 80 Cush Gifts of 400 »• 82,000 100 Cash Gifts of 800 ♦* 80,000 150 Cash Gifts of . 200 “ 80,000 GO'tMKI 00.000 Totnl, 10,000 Gifts. nil Oorts - 8500.000 Tho mono* to par nil those gift* in fall In now upon do* posit In tho Varmors* and Drovers’ Dank of Louisville, and sob aside fyr that purpose, and can only bo mod for that Burnoso, as will bo soon by tho following cortidoato of tbs ashler: _ _ _ 500 Cash Gifts of 100 “ 9,000 Gash Gifts of 10 “ ■ Office of Fahwerb 1 and Drovers’ Bank,! Louisville, Ky.. April?. 1878. S This is to certify that there la la the Farmers' and Drov ers’Hank to the credit ol the Third Grand Gift Concert, fur the benefit of the Public Llbranr of Kentucky, flvs hundred thousand dollars, which has boon sdt apart by the Managers to nay the gifts In full, and will bo hold by the Bank and paid out for this purpose, and this purpose only. It. 8, VEEOn. Cashier. The parly, thoroforo, who holds the ticket' drawing the capital gift will gotsluo, 000 in groenbaoka, of the 850,000 gift, the $26,000. the $20,000, the SIO,OOO, t|ia $5,000, and all the other gifts, lU,OOO in number, amount*. Ing to $500,000. 'The remnant of untold tickets will bo fumlahod to tbosy ■who first apply. Whole tickets, $10; halves, $6; and quarters, $3.50. ’ The concert and distribution of gifts will begin at I o’clock on Tuesday morning, July 8, in Public Library •Hall, and the following will bo the order of proceedings! First—Muslo by orclioatral Land, Second—Placing ol tan (one for each ticket sold) in largo wheel. Third-* •Placing of gifts In small wheel. Fourth—Music br on ohoatral band. Fifth—Explanatory remarks by Prosl dont. Sixth—Drawing of first half of gifts.' Seventh— -1 Music by orchestral band. Eighth—Drawing of last ball of gifts; Ninth—Placing of largo wheel with tags In tb« bauds of Opmmlttoo appointed by audience. .Tenth— .Grand orchestral concert. The music oh tbit grand occasion will bo tbo best that • can bo procured, and tbo gontlomon who count and plaoo .the tags »ml gifts in the wheels, and superintend the 'drawing and kprfu tbo record of the drawn numbers, will «bo ohosun from tuo best known and moat trastworty oltl* cons ot the State; Ait will bo so conducted as to be a per* foot guaranty against,complaint from any Just source. ' The payment of'giftfl wJu begin on Saturday, July 13,’ at i 9 o’clock a. m. Tlokofs'drawlng gifts mutt bo presented 1 atßoomNo.4, FublioLlbr/kryßulidJng, whore cash chookl upon the Fannora' and proverb' Sank of Louisville, oi sight drafts upou tbo Fourth Natlonal'llank of New York, at tbo option of tho holdor, will bo given for the tickets, AH gifts not called for ItjJilx months Jrom the drawing wllluo turned over to the Public Library fund: ’ For tickets, full programme, information and all par. tleulars. apply either to lion, TIIOB. E. BRAMLBTTE, at Louisville, or F. I. DIBBLE A CO., 1W LaSaDa. at.. CHICAGO, Western Depot of Supply. ’ • *" Apply also at Bookstores ot W, PHILIJPS, 183 Boar* born-st., and 987 Slnto-st.j HORTON A BRO., fi?7 West Lako-st.jP. V. FITZPATRICK, 8538lato*flt., L. ma« NASSE. 'Optician, 33 West Madlion-it., or at TRE MONT HOUSE. • REMOVALS. REMOVAL. ERNST TRUSSING Has removed from.o6 West Lako-st. to 143 East RandolpH-st., (Ono door west of Gherman House), FIDELITY SAFE DEPOSITORY BUILDING. M Estate aM Mi w ESTABLISHED IC/53. .GENERAL AGENT EOR TRE COMMONWEALTH LIFE INSURANCE DDL, OF JSTEW ‘YORK. MUM TABLES. REMOVAL Tho OHloo of tho J. M. Bcunswloh & Balko Company ia removed from 42,44 and 40 Adams-st., to S2 LAKE-ST., Northeast corner of State. , REMOVAL." On and after May 1, tho Chicago Agency of tho MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO, (■wiU occupy tho Basement Office, No. 170 laSauo-Bt., Bryan Block. EEISBIE & BAPBLEYE, General Agents. PROPOSALS. TIE CALGASIBU 8111111 M Mining Conmany of Louisiana Invites proposals for tho construction of a shaft In Oat* onalou Parish, State of Louisiana. Tho object of said shaft la to roach a deposit of anlDhur about four hundred and forty (tie) foot bolow tho surface ,ho,oU - “ d thlolme^a “ad m f hlrd—llo foot of Oalonroous or Hnio stono. wm ° u * about °°° oitnotlononotao.i ond tool., Imimttod troll tho vloiTaluamg tho Kind 4 Ohandto™ wTtom; kliio tniilVtorStU!’ OW. UnIl °°' ! ° 0t ltolbor - oaoo..ary bulllf. So°r" | V U.S'iS™, o „a'f,;? und ° r th » ■“P'tvUlonot tho Bn. t ”°v" W A OJ nT^v , u\“> l V, t ß l dl !LV ß73 - Carondolot-st., Now Orleans. Great Western Railway of Canada, Tho Director* of this Company invito Tender* for tbo Grading, Bridging, &c. required for doubling tho track of tho Main Uno from Windsor to Glimooo (78 mlloa), tbo Junction of tbolr non Air Uno from Olonooo to BulJalo. Plan# will bo ready for exhibition at thonfflooof Mr. John Kennedy. Ohlof Unglnoor G. W. R., Hamilton, on baturdny, tho wtb Aprillmtt.. from whom Venn* of tfw dor, Bpoolllcations. and all noouaiary Information can bo obtained on application. Tenders for tho work, oeolod and Indorsed “Tondoi for Double track,” must bn In tho hands of theuodon -ilguod by 10 o’clock on MONDAY. 12lb May next. JOSKPII PRIOR, Treasurer. Canada. AnHllß. 1878. ■_ Chief Offli TTamtlb CHEMICAL BATHS. VBBaNBS’ ELECTED CHEMICAL BATHS, 700 WAIUSIi-AV. TVofttmont lor all nervous and chronic dhoam. Satisfaction alvon. Note-TIiU treat, mont li unlike other oloctrloal bathe given In this city. A competent iihysicl&n In at toudanoo. Itooma with the comfort* of a homo provided fur patient* from th® coun* try. In tho liiiiiiodlato vlcjuU)'. MEETINGS. Masonic. Spoolal communication of Ulanoy Lodge, No. 271, p« and A. M., will Lu bold this (Wodnoadny) evening at 9 o’clock, in OrlonlalHall. U» Q. 11QWZER, Beo. Masonic. 11. W. Blooloir LoJ s o. No. <3B, A. K. 1 A,. M. R.oul.t Oommunlo.tioa Wodnoed.y ovonlog, April 30, .t No. 19 North Olinton-it. Work and builnsss of Importance. All aro roquostod to attend. Uy order H. T. SMITH. W. M. Attention, Sir Knights. SUted oonoUto of Bt. Uenurd Oomnundery, No. U, K. T. ( thli (WednotdAjr) ovonlog «t 1)i o’clock. By or* duot £■ 0. J. O. Dl(]K£Rßo]f| Rocofdpr, 5

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