Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 3, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 3, 1873 Page 2
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2 THE COURTS. The Promised Suit Against Grain' Inspector Tompkins Com menced. A Sample Land-Speculation-- Mr. Biasell’a Terms. Railroads and Streets in Lake Town 'sliip-~A Suit That Will Interest Many, Alleged linpocmiloslty of a Now York Sowing-Machine Company. Bankruptcy Matters County Courl Items—Tho Courts in Brief, Etc. < In tho matter of tho People v. Wm. P. Tomp kins, Chief Inspector of drain for tho city, and his sureties, State’s Attorney Heed yesterday filed a proclpiD in debt $50,000 (tho amount of tho bond), and damages, $1,660.08. Tho Attor ney will to-day file a declaration to tho following effect, viz: That on tho 3d July, 1871, said Tompkins was duly appointed and commissioned by tho then Governor of* tho State, with tho ad vice and consent of tho Senate, to tho said office; that said Tompkins thou and tLoro oouuptuii uuiu commission and appointment, and entered on tho duties thoi'oof, tho bond being executed on tho 81st July, and signed by Aquila H. Picker ing, John B. Lyon, Wiley SI. Egan, George H. Sidwoll, and Lincoln, as sureties; which said bond is subject to a. certain condition,' whereby it is provided that if ho, tho said Tampions, should faithfully and strictly* discharge tho duties of said office, aud pay all damages to any persons who might bo Injured by neglect or non-observance of tho law, then said bond should bo void. That Tompkins dis charged tho duties of his office up to the Bth of April, 1873, when ho was lawfully removed by tho Governor, and William H. Harper appointed in his stead, who thou and there entered upon his duties. That it was tho duty of said Tomp kins, whilst so acting n« Inspector, to faithfully, strictly, and impartially inspect grain in this city, nudcolloct the lawful foes for such inspection and that, in pursuance of such duty, ho had cer tain foes in his possession at tho time of his be ing superseded by Harper, to'wit, tho sum of $1,606.08, which it was his duty to pay over to said Harpor on demand, but which, when duly requested, ho rofusod to do ; wherefore suit is brought for tho amount. Another count de clares the whole amount of tho bond to bo duo aud payable. A SAMPLE LAKD-BPECULATION. In the cause Grossman v. BissoH, to compel tbo defendant to specifically perform a contract for the sale by Grossman .to Bissau of a pioco of land measuring four acres aud a littlo over in tbo Town of Englewood, lor $12,000. a sunnlo mcntaiy answer baa been filed. After all this time Bisson agrees to do all that Is required, and to pay over tbo sum of $12,000 as soon as the complainant can make good various defects In the title. The history of this case is that of numbers of others in Cook County. Tbo land was bought by Blsooll,as bo states, in ff ood faith, tbo complainant to supply u cood titln BissoH paid down the sura of $250, and there the matter apparently ondad. The complain ant, who is a Gorman, was unable to comply with all that Bisaoll required, and tbo latter thereupon, not having :in tbo mean while disposed of tbo property to a second nartv ' posted to fulfill the terms of the contract, and the bUI for specific performance was filed The defendant answered to tbo bill that tboro wore various reasons why tbo contract should not bo performed, most of which objections consisted of alleged defects In the title. Thou tho com plainant urged that ho waa ready to make a good title, but bo bad no reason to boliovo Bis soll would, under auy circumstances, complete the purchase; and Bissoll then filed a cross bill calling on tho Court to require Grossman to complete tho contract, alleging that it was Gross man, and not himself, who failed to observe his obligations. Then ho also filed tho supplement ary answer, declaring his willingness to pay over the money whenever tbo complainant shall elect to receive it, and supply tho defects in his title So the parties have now come to an understand ing on precisely tho same footing as they started on ton months ago. having incurred a cost of several hundreds of dollars for their fun lUILHOAD3 AMD HTKKETS IN LAKE TOWNSHIP Tho Chicago Rook Mauil & PaclUo Railroad Company and tho Lake Shore £ Miohican Bouthom Railway illo a hill iu tho Circuit Court asking for au iujunctiou restraining tho Town of Lake from opaniug up a certain road. Complainants aver that they aro owners of nart of tlio u o if of See. 21, T. as, Range 14 E con taining IS.a aoros, acquired from Judd * Slior. man in 1852, which land they purchased oxclu mvoly for railroad purposes ; that tho roquiro menta or space of each company aro very great • that tlio purchase of said property was made a{ a time when the same was along way out of tho city purposely that they might have eicluslyo use of the same, without interruption, and that they require all of it for tho transaction of their buoinoßß i but tho Town of Lake, a corporation in Cook County, pretend, by their Board of Trus tees, to have passed an ordinance to open a nub- Ilc street through a portion of said property i that the opening of ouch street would destroy °f “““ promises for railroad purposes! that the public good does not require that the road should bo extended iu tlio direction intend ed, and, even if its construction should ploaso some few parties, its non-construction would prove a greater public benefit- that If the street should bo‘ opened, it would hi to tho public by reason of the many railroad tracks on aud across |7 and on which cars are "on° tantlv running! and that the lives of parties atlomnt ing to travel on said ctroot would ho ooiitinnaYlv in jeopardy and peril, wherefore complaiuan s Book relief in tho court of equity, aud ask that an injunction may ho issued restraining tho town from opening up such street and "from prosecuting their petition in tho Circuit Court if Cook County to have damages asseesod by ma son of tho opening thereof. “ rOll - liITECUK 10S1TV OF A BEWINO-HAOmNE _ . , COMCEUX. Hutchinson Idea a bill for Injuno- L l °", in S 1 - 01 " 1 7 ourt °Bainst the Manhattan bowing-Machmo Company and T. C. Esteo.'' Complainant alleges that tho said Company organized under the laws of the State of Now Aork, has, for the past two years, carried on business iu this city, whore they transacted their Vcstorn business, aud that their. Chicago ofllco controlled all tho property and ef fects of tho Company in a largo por ii 0I i’p t lf i ““i 1 “Vi , Woßlorn States; that Eetee has been tho Bole acting agent of tho Company for tho past two years j that tho Com pany became indebted to complainant in 81 728 80 lor rent; that, on the 20lh day of February last, tho Company, not being able In pay their indebt edness m Chicago, executed aud delivered to Eeico, as Trustee, for himself and other credit ors of tlio Company, a chattel mortgage upon all tlio property of the Company under Eetoo’s con trol. providing that, unfoeti tlio debts should bo paid bv tho 2Ulh of April, 1878, said properly should become absolutely forfeited to Eotoo for the uno of liinieelf aud tlio other creditors • that complainant docs not know tho exact value of tho property so mortgaged, but believes it to amount to 850,000, that over since the 2IJlh April Esteo has boon iu possession of all tlio said property, and lias boon collecting notes and claims, and disposing of the personal property, goods, and chattels! that ho has paid a largo part, or all, of his own debts, but refuses to pay coinplaliiniit’s claim; that Esteo has not oxocu tod (ho trust fairly; that hoimu received enough to pay all tho Boinuod dobta, and util! rofunca lo pay complainant; wherefore complainant souks relief m a court of equity, and links for au In junction restraining Esloo from collecting notes and accounts, ami from delivering to tho Man hattan Hewing Machine Company tho notes or any property Tn bin hands, and from parting with tho posflnsolon of said property except by order of the Court. DIVOIIOE IIUBINEO.H, Elisha Hall petitions, in tho Supreme Court, for a decree of divorce separating him from his wife Luorotla. Bho of the chaulo name, ho avprs, instead of possessing tho innate grace and dignity of tho renowned Homan matron whom Boxtus treated so shamefully, is in the habit of using ohsccuo language towards his two children, tho limit cf a former marriage. Bho is cruel, too, and pinches complainant and hie two ohlldron bo Unit tho marks romaln fotMaya. Tho nnhiippy couplo woro married In December lant, yot complainant fools called upon to ntato that they have no ohlldron. Lucrctia at times threatens the lives of defendant and tho two offshoots of tho former union, and occasionally threatens to Imitate tho original Lucrotla’s example and commit mt icldo. On tho 27Hi day of March matters came to a head in tho ITnll wigwam, and complainant mado up his mind to sue for dlvorco. Elizabeth Hubboll dies a bill fordlvorco against her husband, Milton, charging him with desert ing her on several occasions, treating her cru elly, being a drunkard, and, Anally, an adulluror. Defendant is earning S2O a week, and on that dim salary allows hlu weak brain to entertain froo-lovo notions ; and tho Woodhulllsh altar to which ho bows Is tho frail form of one Nolllo Ihicklngham. Even to his affinity ho is not as constant ns ho might bo. and the dual count on which ho is arraigned is supported by various confessions of marital infidelity which ho has mado to his Intimate friends. Under tlicuo cir cumstances. Elizabeth's usually calm Lame of mind is milled, and she seeks solace In a decree of divorce, which in all probability sho will ob tain. BANKRUPT INSURANCE ACCOUNTS. James Long, Assignee of tbo Equitable Fite Insurance Company, yesterday reported a bal ance on band for tbo let May of $76,638.80. Tbo balance on the let April was $75,891.80. Norman 0. Perkins, Assignee of tbo State In surance Oompany, who reported $18,609.10 on the Ist April, now reports a cash balance on bond of $-18,307.01. T. 0. Hoag, Assignee of (bo Lumberman’s In surance Company, reports $16,186.01 on baud, as compared with $38,320.60 on tbo Ist April. Tbo present balance includes a final dividend of $950,002 received during tbo month from tbo Chicago Fireman's Insurance Company. The above wore reported to tbo ilogistor. Tbo Assignee of the Aurora Firo Insurance Company yoatordaX filed bio report with tbo Clerk of tbo Court, for tbo mouth of April, of moneys received and expended. Tbo total re ceipts are $37,038.71, and expenses $220.19, leaving, with previous balances, a total balance lu bank of $79,919.16. otrtnn «« TENANT. Simon Pick says ho has boon deluded by a landlord who wauled to collect two rents for the same house. Ho brings action in tho Circuit Court iu trespass in tno case against John T. Muller, whom ho charges with tho following sharp practice. Ho avers that on tho 14th of April, 1873, ho leased from Muller a two-story frame house, No. 73 Blue Island avenue, for tho current year, at tho rate of 600 per month, and, on tho drawing out of a lease, paid Muller S3OO for tho llrst livo months’ rent; that ho now discovers that Muller had already rented tho same promises to ono Troulich, whoso loaso bore date April 1. 'Wherefore, ho wishes to havo Muller arrested and brought to court to mako reparation for his vill&iuy. BANKRUPTCY NOTES. In the matter of tho application of Henry Wioland for set-off, against tho Homo Insurance Company, tho Court yesterday granted a decree for $1,415 in favor of tho politionor, to bo paid, pro rata, as to other creditors. Tho amount duo by Wioland was SSOO, and by tho Company to him 62,000. * An order for payment of costs, In tho matter of tho Union Scrow and Bolt Company, woo yes terday made. TUE COURTS IN BRIEF John Forsytho yesterday filed a bill in chan cery, in tho United States Circuit Court, against Mark Kimball, Assignee of tho Mutual Security Fire Insurance Company, for set-off, alleging that ho is creditor on insurance policies iu the aggregate of 611,000, and a debtor on a number of notes aggregating $5,000. Ho charges that the Assignee is about to dispose of his property in satisfaction of tbo notes, and priiys that ho may be enjoined from doing so. Thomas Buckly, Assignee of tho Homo Insur ance Company, iu bankruptcy, yostordoy brought suit in assumpsit in tho United States District Court, against Abblo Macalistor. administratrix of tho estate of John Mnoalistor, damages 61,000 ; ‘and against Michael It. Keegan, damages SI,OOO. ° Judge J. O. Hopkins yesterday completed his labors in the District Court, aud loft for homo, carrying .with him tho hearty good wishes of tho bar practising in tho two courts. Judge Blod gett will attend to tbo unfinished business. In tlio United States Circuit Court, yesterday, the followuig judgments woro entered; R. E. Jenkins, etc., v. John d’Arcy, 6i;go: Jacob Stowe and 11. Hotchkiss, ot al., 6553.50; w. W Taylor v. E. Kocaobory, 6005; It. Seoger v Edwin R. T. Armstrong, 6885.02; Louisville Couvicr-Journal Company v. Warner’s Proprie tary Modiciuo Company, 6848.14; J. D. Haven v. Win. Haythom, 63,011.09, and T. M. Davis, ot. al. v. H. W. Brown, ot. a!., 81,203.01. Caroline T. Quunt, of Poughkeepsie, files a petition in tho Superior Court, asking for resto ration of a judgment obtained by her on the 22dof December, 1870, against one James Croon, by which tho Sheriff levied upon Lot 5, of Block 16, in Walcott's Addition to Chicago. Subse quently complainant filed a declaration in tho cause in an action for debt upon a Judgment re covered at Poughkeepsie; Green defaulted, aud a judgment in rom against tho property levied upon was entered for $9,012,74; tho papers in tho causo wore burned iu tho fire. Complainant also flics a bill for tiro protection of tho same property. Tho caso of 11. Francis v. tho Chicago & Pacific Railroad was concluded, before Judge Gary, yesterday forenoon. Complainant bos filed his bill to compel tho railroad to pay dam ages for running their lino iu front of Block 14, Piorco'fl Addition to Holstein. Complainant avers that his lots aro damaged by tho proximity of tho track, Tho caso was takon under advise ment by tho Court. COUNTY COURT ITEMS. No objection having boon filed to tho special assessment roll, as specified in tho application of last Monday, it was ordered that they bo con firmed. Tho will of D&vid McCarthy was proven, and letters tostamontury were granted to Bridget McCarthy, under a bond (o bo approved, of ©28,000. Laura N. Stark was appointed guardian of her children, Mary Amelia and Jumoa London, under a bond of $1(51,000, to bo approved. Considerable time was consumed at the Coun ty Court, yesterday, In trying whether ono James H. Simonds was, or was not a lunatic. That the party was non compos mentis, was op- Sarcnt, but as bo was a bard drinker, the quos on arose ns to whether his mental defeats wore not tho results of an attack of delirium tremens. Finally the jury came to tho conclu sion that his lunacy was of pure, unadulterated kind. Iho will of Henry Borgor was proven, and let ters testamentary wore granted to Maria Ber ger under a bond, to bo approved, of $3,000. NEW SUITS. The United States Oiuouit CounT.—John For ■ytho v. Mark Kimball, Assignee of tho Mutual Securi ty lire Insurance Company ; bill fur set-off, Tim United States DxtmuoT Count —Thomas Buckley, Assignee of tho Homo Insurance Company, v. Abble Macatlslor, as Administrator of tho estate of John Mucallater; assumpsit, SI,OOO. Bumo v. Michael It. Keegan; name, SI,OOO. The Omoiux Count— C.7Co—John Anderson and Martin (J. Peterson v. Joel Lull aud James Paik: tres pass, SIO,OOO. o,l7o—Benjamin P. Hutchinson v. Mun . “i l Ho . wiu ß Machine Company and T. O. Esteo: Si 'J'JW'i'wUoa- O.TTI-aiims V. Lm Ji Aillsr ; debt S3OO, for rent of basement of 420 Wabash avenue. 0,772, 8, 4—Appeala. 0,775-Chicago, H- k Island k Iccifio llallroad Company v. Town w Lake and Acuas Coleman; bill for .injunction. 0,770 Bolosa v, Arnold ; divorce on ground of desertion. , C,777-11, W. ficolt v. Moses llarris; covenant, s2.fioo. 0,778-Slmon Peck v. John J. Mullen; trespass on tho casesooo. 6.770 wn I \ ( TO W, “» A( l ,Ula Ir - Mekorlug, John 13. Lyon. W Hoy M. Egan, Coo. H. Sldwell, Davfil nh«» u S°l u fi < j o , bt * SO » r oo . u 5 damages $1,000.08. 0,780 Charles A, Belduu v, John Miller ut ul.; debt. 6.781 Ingraham ut al, v, Lemuel B, Mallory; trespass on tho case S6OO. 0,782—11. W. Nuidor et al. v. if. Uaalop; pelition to restore judgment. 0,780—’W, Uoaea Wcll ?,°T Y* ““fib Maher; usiiuinpult $2,000, 0,781—J, 13. »100? r MB6-AppU - " Unr; ' Wl linrrl “ ! PSnVh, wV.m moU ii oou “ T * —* a i2!»o—Caroline nuttier v. ihimp Hunter | divorce on ground of cruelty. 43,257 Caroline 1, Gaunt v, Jomus Qroeu; petition to restore Juilums’il. 'JSS-O-ApjioAl .B.SCO—Uulieli Uohheim otal. v. Win. U. Nlohuln ami John D. Gardiner: as sumpsit, $3,000. 43,201—Elizabeth v. Milton UuaaeU; divorce on grounds of desertion, cruelty, drunkenness! “?d, adultery. 43.2C2-Brid g ot Barry v. Marla and Michael Crow; petition for patllUun of tenant right of ChLfln Slopn U1 ln , BcUl) ol Boctiou Addition tu Chicago. 4J,2CJ-appual. 43,3M-Moacs \V. Lcuter v. Lorn S. laylor and John 13. Taylor* uu. Bumpslt, SIOI,BB. 43.205 - Carolina T 6 av Tut Tb‘^f°w a ? llll* toe P artl tlon of Lot 6, Block Wolcott a- Addition to Chicago, 43.20(3—0r50n B. Bouthworlh y. John Mcllally; appeal, 43,207 lllchardl, Durlckson ot al, v. John Keen* nßsunmiiU *KO. 48,2ca—Kliulia v. Lucrolli Uul",’ a ’oreTm m-mma of oniaily. 13.2C0-U. J. rollsr v. “ M AU klnson; assumpsit, souo, •m. ai Ulßlfcsl Story Vot o£ That April Nnoxv. fUonu* Yankton {Dakota) Correspondence} e\f ths Xeio York Herald, Homo idea may perhaps bo formed of tho heaviness of tho snow-fall when It Is stated that by a o’clock ou tho afternoon that tho storm sot In tho Missouri lUver was covered 0 or 8 inches doop with snow and slush that foil too rapidly to molt, and formed a crackling and rustling surface ns thick as porridge, or the mingled snow, water and sand through which a foot passenger trudges in the city after a thaw. Kyo witnesses say that a man in snow-shoes could have walked ocroee tho river on this floating flaoff-omt, .. i THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE; SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1873, RAILROADS. Tlic Mcxv lllinoiH Text of tho Gill Which Passed 801 l Houses of tho General Assem bly, May 1, 1873. Tho following Id Iho lialhoml bill as finally panned by both rinuucH of tbo Qonoral Aooombly of Illinois, on tho 12th hint.: A Dill for an net,lo prevent extortion and unjust din crlmiuallou lu tho ratce charged for Iho trausnorta- Uon of pAHKongora and freights on railroads lu this Hlnto, ami to repeal an act entitled "an act to pre vent unjust discrimination!! and extorllmis In tie rates to 1)0 charged by Iho different railroads In this Stale for tho transportation of frolghla on said roads," approved April 7, A. J>. 1871, Section 1. He it enacted by the People of the State of TtUnoie. represented in the General Anhemblt/, If any railroad corporation, organized or doing business lu thin Slate, under any net of incorporation, or general law of Hub Stale, now In force, or which may hereaf ter bo enacted, or any railroad corporation organized, or which may hereafter ho organized under tho laws of any other State, and doing bualuosa In thla Stale, shall charge, collect, demand, or receive more than a fair and roaaonaldo rate of toll or compensation, for tho transportation of paßuengora or freight, of any descrip tion, or for tho me mid transportation of any railroad car upon ltd track, or any of tho brandies thereof, or \ipon auy railroad within this Slate which it has tho right, license, or per mission to uso operate, or control, the same shad ho doomed guilty of extortion, and upon conviction there of bholl ho dealt with as hereinafter provided. Uuo. 2. If any railroad corporation aforesaid ehall make any unjust discrimination In Kb rales or charges of toll, or compensation, for tho transportation of passengers or freight of any description, or for tho uso and transportation of any railroad car upon its said road, or upon any branches thereof, or upou auy rail roads connected therewith, which it has tho right, license, or permission to operate, control, or use, with in this Slate, tho snmo nlmll be doomed guilty of Ur.v i.<u violated tho provisions of lhl« act, am! upon con viction thereof ehall be dealt with as horduaftcr pro vided, Sso. 3. If any such railroad corporation Bholl charge, collect, or receive, for tho transportation of any pasuenger, or freight of nuy description: upon ita railroad, for any distance, within its ;stato, the same, or a greater amount of toll or compensation than is at tho same time charged, collected, or received for tho transportation, in the same direction, for any passen ger, or like quantity of freight of tho samo class, over a greater distance of tho same railroad; or if it shall charge, collect, or receive, at any point upou Its rail road. a higher rate of toll or compensation for receiv ing, handling, or delivering freight of tho samo class op like quantity, than it shall, at tho same, charge, col lect, or receive at any other point-upoß tho samo railroad; or if It shall charge, collect or re ceive for tho transportation of any passenger, or freight of auy description, over its rail road, a greater amount as 101 lor compen sation than shall, at the same time, bo charged, col lected, or received by it for tho transportation of any paeneugcr, or liko quantity of freight of tho same class, being transported lu tho samo direction, over auy por tion of tho same railroad, of equal distance; or If Jfc shall charge, collect, or receive from nuy person or pciflous. a higher or greater amount of toll or compen sation than it shall, at tho snmo time, charge, collect, or receive from any other person or persona for receiv ing, handling, or delivering freight of tho samo class and liko quantity, at thn same point upon Its railroad; or if it ehall charge, collect, or rocclvo from any per son or persons, for the transportation of any freight upon Its railroad, a higher or greater rale of toll or compensation than It shall, at iho same time, charge, collect, or receive from any other person or person’s, for tho transportation of tho like quantity of freight of the samo clans, being transported from iho, samo point, in tbo ssmo direction, over equal dis tances of tho sumo railroad; or if it shall charge, col lect, or receive from auy person or persons, for tho uso aud transportation of any railroad car or cars upon its railroad, for any distance, tho samo or a greater amount of toll or compensation than la at tho name time charged, collected, or received from* any other person or persons, for tho uso ami transporta tion of nuy railroad car of the samo clans or number, for a liko pnsposo, being transported in thosnmo direc tion, over a greater distance of the samo railroad; or lf‘it shall charge, collect or receive from any person or persons, for tho uso ami transportation of nuy rail road car or care upon Ha railroad, a higher or greater rate of 101 l or compensation than it shall, nt the samo time, charge, collect, or receive from any other perron nr pernouo, for tho m.o and transportation oq any rail road car or curs of the same class or number, for a liko purpose, being transported from the same point, in tho same direction, over an equal distance of tho same railroad; all cuch discriminating ratoo, charges, col lodions, or receipts, whether mado directly, or by means of rebate, drawback, or other nhlft or eva sion, shall bo deemed and tr.kou, against such railroad corporation, ns prinm /ado evidence of Iho unjust dis criminations prohlAdlcil by tho provisions of (his act, and it shall not bo deemed a sufficient cieur.o or Justi fication of such discrimlnatlona on tho part of such railroad corporation, that the railway station or point at which It shall charge, collect, or rceclvo tho samo or lons ralcn of toll or compensation, for Iho transporta tion of such passenger or freight, or for tho use and transportation of such railroad car tho creator distance than for tho shorter distance. Is a railway station or point at which there exists competition with any other railroad or means of transportation. This section ahull not bo construed so as to exclude other ovldon ;o tending to show any unjust discrimination in freight and pas senger rates, Tho provisions of this section shall ox lend and apply to any railroad, tho branches thereof, and any road or roads which nuy railroad corporation has tho right, license, or permission to use, operate, or control, wholly or lu part within this Stale. iVoWtfaf. however, that nothing herein contained shall bo so con strued os to prevent railroad corporations from issu ing commutation, excursion, or thousand-mile tickets, os tho sumo nro now issued by such corporations. Sko. 4. Any such railroad corporation guilty of ex tortion, or of making any unjust discrimination as to passenger or freight rales, or tho rates for tho uso oud transportation of railroad cars, or lu receiving, hand ling, or delivering freights, shall, upon conviction thereof, bo fined in any sum not less that one thousand dollars (SI,OOOI, nor more than flvo thousand dollars ($5,000), for tho first offeueo; aud for tho neoond offense not less than flvo thousand dollars ($5,000) nor more (ban ton thousand dollars ($10,000), and for tho third oifcnso not less thnu ten thousand dollars 000), nor moro than twenty thousand dollars EOOOI ; and for every ouhsequout oifcnso and con on thereof, shall ho liable to a flno of twonty-flvo thousand dollaro ($25,000); Provided, that in all cases under this act either party shall have tho right of trial by jury. Sko. 0. Tho fines horeluhoforo provided for may be recovered In an action of debt, In tho mmu of tho Peo ple of the State of Illinois, and there muy bo several counts Joined In tho same declaration as to extortion and unjust discrimination, and ns to passengers ami freight rates, and rates for the übo and transportation of railroad cars, nnd for receiving, handling, or deliv ering freights. If, upon tho trial of any cause insti tuted under tills net, tho Jury shall find for tho people, they shall assess and return with their verdict tho amount of tho fine to ho Imposed upon tho defendant, at any sum not lesa than ono thousand dollars ($1,000), nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), ami tho Court shall render Jugmcut accordingly; aud If tho Jury shall find for tho people, and that the defendant, has been once before convicted of a violation of tho provisions of this act, they shall return auch finding with their verdict, and shall ns boss and return with their verdict tho amount of tho fluo to bo imposed upon tho de fendant, at any sum not less than five thousand dol lars ($5,000), nor more thou ton thouoand dollaro ($10,000); and tho Court ohall render Judgment accord jnfflys and if tho Jury shall find for tho people, and that tho defendant has been twice beforo convicted of a violation of tho provisions of this act, with respect to extortion or unjust discrimination, they shall return auch finding with thetr verdict and shall assess anti re turn with their verdict,tho amount of tho fluo to bo im posed upon tlio defendant, at any sum not less than ton thousand dollars ($10,U0t)), nor more than twenty thou sand dollars (S2B,UOU); and In like manner for every Bubsoqueut offense and conviction such defendant shall bo liable to a fluo of twenty thousand dollars (£20,000); J'rovUleil, that iu all cases under the provl- Bloim of this act nprepoudcrauco of evidence lu favor of tho pooplo Khali ho sufficient to authorize a verdict and Judgment for tlio pooplo. Hi;o. ti. If any such railroad corporation shall, in vio lation of any of the provisions of this act, ask, demand, charge, or receive of any peruoa or corporation any extortionate charge or charges for the transportation of any passengers, Roods, merchandize, or property, or for receiving, handling, or delivering freights, or shall niukouuy unjust discrimination against any per* sou or corporation In its charges therefor, tho parson or corporation so offended against may, for each of fense, recover of such railroad corporation, lu any form of notion, threo times (ho amount of tho damages sustained by thonarly aggrieved, together with costs of suit and a reasonable attorney's foe, to ho llxod by thaCourt whore tho same la heard, on appeal or other wloo, and taxed ns apart of (ho costs of the case, Hno, 7. It shall be tho duty of the llailroad and Warehouse Commloßlouors to personally investigate and ascertnlnwhethor tho provisions of this act nro violated by any railroad corporation in (his Htnto. and and to visit the various stations upon the lino of each railroad for that purpose, aa often us practicable j and whenever tho facts, In any manner ascertained by said Commissioners, shall in their Judgment.warrant such prosecution, it shall bo tho duty of said Commlsßlou* ors to immediately cause suits to ho commenced and prosecuted against any railroad corporations which may violate tho provisions of this not. Buch suits and prosecutions may bo instituted In any county In thlu Stale, through or into which the lino of tho railroad corporation sued for violating this act may extend. Ami such llailroad and Warehouse Commis sioners are hereby authorized, when the facts of the case presented to thorn shall, in their Judgment, warrant tho commencement of such action, to employ counsel to assist tho Attorney-General in conducting such unit on behalf of tho Htale. No suits commenced by wild Commissioners shall bo dismlsced, except said llailroad ami Warehouse Commissioners and the At torney-General shall consent thereto. Seo, 8, Tho llailroad and Warehouse Commissioners sro hereby directed to make, for each of tho railroad corporations doing business lu this fltulo, as soon as practicable, n schedule of reasonable maximum rates of charges ter the transportotlc n of pastongers and freight and ears 011 each of said railroads; ami said uhodule shall, lu all suits brought against any such railroad corporations, wherein is lu any way involved tho charges of any such railroad corporation, ror the transportation of any passenger or freight or cars, or unjust discrimination la rohtlou thereto, bo deemed ami taken, lu all courts of this Htate, ns primn facto evidence that the rotes therein «xed arc roaeonahlo maximum rates of charges for tho transportation of passengers and freights and cam upon (ho railroads for which said schedules may havo » B n / 0fl P cct lvoly prepared. Bald Commissioners shall, from time to lime, and co often as circumstances nay reauite, change urn mho said schedules. Whoa rnoh Bchoilulojt elinll bavo boon rondo nforcnnld, It PliaU bo tbo duty of nnid Oommlsßlouors to cnuno publication thereof to 'bo rondo for throo huo conMvo weeks, In nomo imbllo novr/mapor In tho City of* Hprlnitflold, In tliln Btato i J'rovUlea, Chat tho schedules tbun prepared nhnll not bo -taken an prlnw faclo evldouco aa borolu provided until ncliodulon nhnll bavo boon prepared and published ,as aforesaid for all 1110 raUro.yleonipanlcnnoworßaulKeil under tbo laws of th!» Btato, and until tllo 16th day of January. A. D. 1874. or until tw» dayn after tbo mealing of tbo next session of lids General Assembly, proWued a session ?;.f *? General Assembly shall bo bold previous to tbo 18lb day of January aforesaid. All such schedules, purporting to bo printed and publlabcd as aforesaid shall bo received and bald, In all such stills, ns prinla facie tho schedules of said Commissioners, without further proof than tbo production of tbo paper In wldch they wore published, together with tbo certifi cate of ibo publisher of said paper that tbo ecbodulo therein contained la ft truo copy of tboocbodulofur njsbod for pubbcatjpn by said Commissioners,. and tbnt It has been pubUehed tbo above specified tlmoi and any such paper, purporting to have been publish ed at said city, and to bo a public newspaper, shall bo presumed to bavo boon ao published at tbo date there -0 n >n « a public newspaper. ii.l«?.*i * *ll rases under tbo provisions of this act, the ruloo of evidence shall bo tbo samo as In other civil *n ® XCt3 Pt 08 hereinbefore otherwise provided. AU flues recovered under tbo provisions of this net shall bo paid Into tbo County Treasury of tho county in which tbo suit Is tried, by tbo person collecting the samo, In the manner now provided by law, to bo used purposes, Tho remedies hereby given spall bo regarded as cumulative to tbo remedies now given by law agolmt'railroad corporations, and this aciuballnot bo construed as repealing any statute giving such rqmodloß. Sulla commoucod under tbo provisions of this not shall bavo precedence over all other business, except criminal business. hko. 10, Tbo term “ railroad corporation,” con tained In this act, shall bo deemed ami taken to mean all corporations, companies, or Indi viduals now owning or operating, or which may hereafter own or operate, any railroad, in whole or In part, In this States and tbo provisions of Ibis act shall apply to all persons, firms, and companies, and to nil associations of persons, whether incorporated or oth erwise, that shall do business as common carries upon any of tho lines of railways In this State (street rall wayn excepted), tbo same as to railroad corporations hereinbefore mentioned. H- An act entitled “An act to* prevent uniunt discriminations and extortions In tho rates to bo charged by tho different railroads in this Btato for tho traiiaporlatlon of freights on aald roadn,” approved April 7, A. D. 1971, Is hereby repealed, but such repeal B iall not offoct nor repeal any penalty Incurred, or right accrued, under aafd act prior to tho tlmo this cct takes effect, nor any proceedings or prosecutions to enforce such rights or penalties. THE COURT-HOUSE OF THE FUTURE. To (he Editor of Chicago Tribune Sm: A visit to “Kentucky Block,” and a careful study of tho uoVol plans thbro on exhibition,' suggested tho propriety of a few modest words from ono who certainly is disinterested, except so far as tho grandeur and beauty of this city are concerned. I am,wholly unacquainted with tho architects. Among tho largo number of plans submitted, there are several which display no ordinary do grco'of archltoctual skill. They aro'worthy of respect for thoir Ingenuity and beauty. And, as a whole, they reflect credit upon tho city. Still, it must bo confessed that but very few of those plana—perhaps only one—rises into tho high and pure atmosphere of Genius. Many of those plans indicate talent, and would answer well for palaces, or hospitals, or churches, or mosques, -or synagogues; .for aqueducts or prisons, Masonic lodges or hotels. But.thcro should bo, and is, an otoi'nal fitness In things. What is wanted Is tho most suitable building that can ho had for tho public uses of a great city,—a' Court-House, perfectly safe, durable, and convenient, combining, moreover, a lofty ideal, a standard of taste, that shall fill tho eye of every beholder with a sense of something nobler, and grander, and more beautiful than ho sees. Utility must ho consideration. It is a building for Important business uses, not for musio and tho graces,—for work, not recreation. But Beauty Is also useful. It has its aims, aud.thoy nro high. Every man recognizes it in some form, and bows before It. There are thousands of poor artisans in Chi cago to whom Beauty is moro than a dream. A flue building yields them as much pleasure as It yields to the most cultivated lover of art. It is

an instinct, the existence and nature of which no ono can explain. Wo, therefore, in the now Court-House, after having supplied tho common utility, must pay duo regard to that deeper and finer utility called Beauty. Our now Court-House should rank among tho finest architectural works of modern times 5 and it will take such rank if everything iu tho shape of corrupt influence iu behalf of this or that plan is scattered to tho winds, and tho final judgment is reached by considerations only of tho most useful, tho moat beautiful, and the true. How are wo to arrive nt tho best conclusion ? If the architects woro excluded and tho public admitted, the'solution of this question would bo simpler. Every competing architect' naturally prefers liia own plan to all others, and, therefore, ho ia an unfit critic on the works of others. If any class are to bo excluded, surely it should bo thia claao of competing architects, who, by badgering the Aldermen, dwelling upon the morita of their own works andtho demerits of better works than their own, create a confusion of mind ill adapted to a tmo judgment. Besides, what Is the moaning Tof this mysterious Star-Chamber business ? Why are the peopled excluded ? Why must every ono go to tho trouble of obtaining a pane ? Why is there a Circumlocution Ofllco ? Experience has bitterly taught ua that no public officer is infallible, bo ho an Alderman, or member of tho Board of Public Works, or ovou a member of Congress. Ho may hayo a keen oyo for tho faults of others, ami ho per fectly blind to his own. Such men have boon gently iuiluencod in tho past, and they may bo gently inlluoucod in tho future. Now, tho people aro determined that there shall bo uo rottenness about this matter. It must bo done fairly, openly, honestly, or, by tho heaven above us, those who havo to pay for the work will prevent it from being douo at all I Who doubts that there has 'boon a great deal of secret talk.over thoao plans? There is noth ing more suspicious thau. secrecy; mid there should bo no secrecy. The public have a right to soo tiioso plans, and that, too, without ouy restrictions whatever. Tho doors should bo opened, and ovory man, woman, and child should cordially ho invited to tako a look at thoao shadows of the now Court- House. An intelligent public sentiment will then he formed; and this sentiment will be a truer ono, I havo no doubt, than tho present Committee, surrounded as they aro by “ buz zards,” will bo ablo to form. Does any ono doubt Ib&t tho “ Chamber of Commerce " is a beautiful building ? Is not thia fact as patent to overy carpenter, and musoa, and laborer in tho oity as tho most cultivated Al derman, or tho most accomplished member of tho Board of Public Works ? lo not tho whole world agreed in regard to the beauty of tho “ Venus ” or tho “ Apollo ?” Who that looks upon such perfect works fools a doubt ? Tho grandeur of “St. Poter’a" impresses every one, —the humblest as well as Cue most gifted. Tho Cathedral of Milan is a marvel of beauty, —a beauty universally acknowledged; and'so with tho “Alhambra,” aud a thounaml other mag nificent works that might bo named. Such being a fact indisputable, this barring tho public out from “Kentucky Block” seems both unwise and outrageous. What docent oxouso can ho made for such exclusiveness? Lot tho people in. aud tho moral atmosphere will bo ?uror. All schemes of self-interest will ho ox erminolcd. Tho public will soon discover whore tho highest merit lies. Yours respectfully, J. £s\us Wauukn. Woimui-Suflrago Anniversary Na* ttoiml ’Woman-Suffrage Associa- tion* Tho Twonty-fifth Woman-Suffrage Anniver sary will ho hold in Apollo Hall, Twenty-seventh street, Now York, Tuesday, Hay 0, 1873. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who called tho first Woman's Bights Convention at Seneca Falls, 1848, will ho present to give their reminiscences. That Convention was scarcely mentioned by tho local press; now, ovor tho wholo world, equality for woman is de manded. In tho United Btatoo, Woman-Suf frage is tho chief political question of tho hour. Groat Britain is deeply agitated upon tho samo topic: Germany has a Princess at tho head of its National Woman’s Bights Organization. Portugal, Spain, and Bussia havo boon aroused. In Komo, an immense mooting, composed of tho ronresontativefl of Italian Democracy, was recently called In tho old Coliseum; ouoof its resolutions demanded a reform in tho laws relating to woman and a ro-ostuhlluhmont of her natural rights, Turkey, hkauco, England, Switzerland, Italy, sustain papers devoted to woman's enfranchise ment, A Grand International Woman’s Bights Congress is to ho hold in Paris In September of this year, to which tho wholo world lu invited to send delegates, and this Congress is to ho under the management of tho moot renowned Liberals of Europe. Come up. then, friends, aud cele brate tho Silver Wedding of tho Woman’s Suf frage Movement. Lot our Twenty-fifth Anui voraary bo one of power 5 our reform is every where advancing; lot un redouble our energies and our courage. Busan B. Anthony, President. Matilda Joslyn Gaoe, Oh’n Ex. Com. Many of the following may bo expected to oponk, and porlmpa poraoim from abroad. Lucrotlft Mott, Pennsylvania ; Elizabeth Cady Blan ton, Now Jersey; Mathilda Amieko, Wisconsin ; (bo Rev, Olympia Drown, Connecticut; A, J. Dunhray, Oregon ; Borah E. Vibuert, Massachusetts ; Laura Do ■ Force Gordon, California; Bolva A. Lockwood,District Oolumbla; Elizabeth A. Morrlwcathor, Tunnesneo; lAvina 0. Dundoro, Maryland; Isabella Dooebor Hooker, Connecticut; Catherine V. Waite, Illinois; Charlotte B. Wilbour, Now York ; Phobo Cozens, Mis souri; Emily Pills Slovens, California; L. Dovereux< Blake, Now York; Mary F. Thomas, Indiana; Mnthlldo F. Wendt 5 Barah It. X. ‘Williams, Ohio 5 Catherine F. Blobbins, Michigan ; Paulina W. Davis, Rhode Is land ; Mrs. w. F, Clianniug, Rhode Island; Mrs. E. W. Willard, Vermont; Mary Qodbc, Utah 5 Martha 0. Wright, Now York; Laura Curtis Bullard, Now York; Helen M. Bernard, District Columbia ; Lucy A. Snowo, Maine ; Sarah Pugh, Pennsylvania ; Marla Molt Davis, Pennsylvania; Ellon 0. Sargent, California { Clara Nlonian, Now York; Elizabeth B. Bladen, Pennsylvania; Lucinda Chandler, Ponusylvanla; Juno Graham Jones, Illinois ; Mary F. Davis. WALL-STREET BLOODSHED. Jay Gould Assaulted While at Lunch In JDolmontco’s* JVom (ho ye to York Sun , A prfl 80. Yesterday afternoon, shortly before 3 o’clock, Mr. Jay Gould, accompanied by Bovoral friends, entered tbo Tombs Police Court and complained that ho bad boon assaulted in Dolmouico’a, on Broad street, by Mr. Joseph J. Marrin. A war rant was placed la tho hands of Sergeant Quinn for Marrin’s arrest. At 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon Mr. Gould and Mr. Oabom, ono of hia brokers, wont to lunch in Uolmoulco’R, on Broad street. Tho counters woro crowded, and tho two gentlemen eat opposite each other enjoying tho faro and conversing. In a llttlo thno, that Is, about a past 2, Mr. Josonh J. Martin, a lawyer of o-l Wall street, approached Mr. Gould, and, laying his right hand on tho back of Mr. Gould's ohulr, loaned over his loft shoulder and said : * M r -Q°nld, I have tried to got an interview with you and failed. Will you toll mo now whou you mlond to settle a certain matter portalulni? to a ollftnt of mine ?” 0 “ This is not tho proper time or place for such business,” Mr. Gould answered. “I have sent a score of letters to you on tho subject.” Mr, Mavrin rejoined, “ana you bavo not replied to ono of them.” U I have not got time to reply to a score of let ters from you la ono week,” Mr. Gould an swered. “Will you appoint a time .now, when I can bavo a talk with you ?” Mr, Marrin asked. “I’m eating lunch,” Mr. Gould answered, “and do not wish to bo disturbed.” <l you,” Mr. Marrin exclaimed, "then this is. tho’only way I have of getting oven with you?” and ho suddenly drew back his loft baud, and drive his clenched list into Mr. Gould’s faco, hitting him in the uoso and mouth. Tho blood spurted over tho table. Mr. Charles Buivoly, who witnessed tho assault, rushed be tween tho two men. Mr. Gould arose calmly and plaood his handkerchief to his nose. Mr. Osborn hastily drew forth his handkerchief also, and Mr. Gould gratefully accepted it, as his own was soon saturated. Mr. Martin's friends gath ered arouud him and shunted him to tho side walk. , Mr. Bongi hastened to render assistance, and, at Mr. Osborn’s request, a carriage was called. Mr. Osborn * supported Mr, Gould to tbo side walk, and tho two gentlemen entered tho car riage, and woro driven off. . " Mr, Marrin was formerly tho partner of Judge Oardozo, and has uu extensive practice. [A reporter subsequently had an interview with Martin’s “ big brother!” with the following result:] Big Brother—Well, it began as far hack as Black Friday. You will remember that shortly after tho Black Friday troubles, tho Graud Opora ; House was attached. Tho case was taken be fore Judge Duly, who refused to vacate tho order of attachment. Fisk and Gould resolved relentlessly to follow tho men who caused tho attachment. Their first victim was Mr. Orlando W. Joslyn, who by thoir order was arrested on a charge of perjury. Among tho affidavits used in th 6 application for tho attachment was that of Sir. Charles 0. Allen, a member of tho firm of W. F. Livermore A Co. Fisk and Gould assorted that his affidavit was a perjury, and on Nov. 1, 18(19, Sir. Alum was arrested in his office. Ho was takon before Justice Dowliug and bailed in 515,000. Well, this indictment for perjury against Mr.Joslyn and Mr. Alien was quashed by the Grand Jury, After this my brother advised his client. Mr. Allen, to bring an aotion against Fisk and Gould for malioiouo pvoaooulion, which hu dill. Reporter—And how did it end ? Big Brother—Fisk and Gould offered to com promise. Fisk is dead, and Gould has not car riod out tho agreement. Reporter—Bo you moan to say that Fisk ond Gould promised to pay a certain sum as damages or compensation for tho injury dono your brother’s client ? Big Brother—No, not to pay any money, but to do something for Mr. Allen which should bo an equivalent. Reporter—And this has nofboon dono ? Big Brother—No, and that is tho cause of tho trouble to-dav. That’s all about it. ~ Reporter—There’a something more yet. Please bring your story down to a flue point, so that wo may boo exactly whore tho blow enmo in. Big Brother (smiling)— Well, my brother has written several letters within a short* time to Mr. Gould, asking him to do what ho promised for Hr. Alien. Mr, Gould Ims not answered those letters. To-day .my brother, hearing that Mr. Gould was down town, determined to bring things to an issuo. He spoke to him ns you may havo hoard, while ho was nt lunch iu Delmoui co’s. Mr. Gould treated ray brother in a way in which no gentleman ought to ho treated, and which no gentleman could allow to pass. My brother thereupon smacked his face. Hero everybody laughed. Mr. J. J. Marrin smiled grimly. “Mr. Martin,” tho Sun reporter’said to tho pugilist, “ wlmt measures do you suppose Mr. Gould wUltako?” “ A sponge and a bit of plaster,” said Mr. Mar rin, tbo pugilist. At midnight Mr. Marrin had not boon arrested. Mr. Gould declined to boo tho reporters. A HOLOCAUST. Seven Persona Meet n Fiery Death* From the Laporte (fnd.) Argus, Map l. It is not oftou that wo nro called upon to re cord such an agonizing occurronco as that which took plnco last Saturday night about a milo and a half from Otis (Salem Crossing) in this coun ty. A man has his wholo family wrested from him in tho short space of an hour. Tho house and land belonged to ono August Kallion, who had bought it about six months ago. Tho houso stood on a littlo knoll of ground, a well alongside of it, and a now barn, just completed, stood a fow rods away. Saturday passed, a calm, pleasant day, and at evening the family, consisting of an old man, Friedrich Hast, tho father of Mrs.-Rallies, Hr. and Hrs. Rallies, A brother of tho latter, rum- chJKUon, named WUholmina, Wilhelm, August, and Fried rich, and Wilhelm Jonas, a littlo baby boy, a nophow, tboir ages ranging from 2 to 8 years, gathered under tho roof, and woro soon wrapped in slumber. Tho mother with us ual solicitude, takes her sewing up-stairs, and is engaged in her labor of lovo for her family, when at 11:45 she detects tho smell of smoko. Bho rushes down, and finds her worst fears real ized ; bursting opon tho door loading into tho kitchou Bho finds it filled with smoko and ilamo; filled with horror sho awakes her husband, her father, and her brother, tho latter woll-nigh a helpless cripple, and culls to them to savo tho children. Her brother seizes two in his arms, but is quickly pitifully burned on foot and hands, and in a paroxysm of pain and four they drop from his hand*. Ho hobbles out and fulls t tho door stop, and beholds his sister at tho wiudow with a child in ouch arm piteously shriek ing to him to savo thorn. Ho goes to tho wiudow and while attending to rescue thorn, is struck to tho ground by a falling fire-brand. Ho thou sees her sink to tho ground, and turns his atten tion to his brother, who madly trios to rush into tho building. Stupefied by griof and despair, tlioy stand thoro, and no sound from tho burn ing building in hoard savo tho oracklo ami simp of tho burning timbers. Sympathizing neigh bors aro now ut hand, and do nil that Kindness and charity can do. Tho cripple, who was so so votoly burned about tho arms, bauds, head, and foot. was convoyed to a neighbor’s houso, and tho husband, now alone in tho world, was takou to his brother's residence in Westvilio. Tho fire dickered on till motuing and search was made for tho remains, hut beyond a fow charred ami blaokonod bones and cindered ilosh, all of which could ho pntlntoaeamllo-box, thoro was nothing to show what tho bodies of seven human beings resembled. Tho Coroner was summoned and an inquest hold on Bumlay afternoon. Tho facts hereinbe fore stated woro substantially elicited, hut no evidouco an to tho origin or causo of tho firo could bo adduced. Tho stoves woro cold, as was testified by Qottllob Nast, tho escaped cripple, who felt of them as ho groped Ids way out. When-ho »aw tho fire, it appeared to bo on tho outuido, and burning from all quarters. How a house completely isolated should catch firo acci dentally is Tory mysterious indeed. Various rumors aro Afloat, but they aro not. In a safTl olontly credible shape to put in prlut yot.. Tho lioubo was constructed of bowed logo, was ono nud a half stories in height, and, no wo un derstand, had but a single narrow door to it. Tho only plausible hypothesis now is, that Hie old man, being an inveterate smoker, took his pipe to bod with him, and when ho wont to sloop it dropped on (ho lloor and sot Are to the house. This is scarcely probable however. THE APACHE CAMPAIGN. Order* by Goii. Crook. I'jnißOorr, Arlionn, April fl, 1873, The following memorandum of Instructions is hereby published for tho mildouco of officers commanding troops stationed on tho several In dian lloscrvations in this Department: First—' With a view to bringing tbo straggling bands and families still at largo upon reserva tions, aud to nerve aa a nucleus for tho estab lishment of civil government, a small number of tho Indlaus recently need as scouts will bo re tained in service under existing laws at each of tbo reservations hereafter specified. ■Each of those detachments will bo under com mand of an ofllcor, designated by tho Depart ment Commander, who will havo charge, under supervision of tho commanding officer of tho post, of tholr clothing and accounts 5 but tho Epst commander may communicate with them [root, at any and all times. These Indians will bo selected from among tho boat of tho several tribes, and will bo liable to bo mustered out for misconduct lowardstbo Indians of tholr own or other tribes, or other good cause, and tholr places Ailed by others duly selected. They will constituto tho police force or tho reser vations, and, while required to attend regular musters nnainspootlons, will not only bo allowed, but will bo required, to cultivate tho soil and forforra tbo various Industries proscribed by the odiau Department, tbo same os other Indians. They will bo used from time to time, upon ap plication of the agent or tho commanding offi cers own motion, to preserve the peace, report and correct any irregularities that* may occur among their own or other tribes in tbo vicinity. Second—Commanding officers will aid tho duly authorized agents In Instructing tho Indians in and establishing among them civil government I 1 f Qnn i enabling them to settle tholr differences according to the usages of civi lization. gradually showing them its benefits as contrasted with their own barbarous forms and customs. • To do this effectually will require different lorraa to suit tho peculiarities of different tribes, and tho agents of tho several reservations ore re quested to moot the oflicors commanding tho military on tholr respective reservations, and agree upon tho necessary forms, being careful not to mako them too complicated at first for tho comprehension of tho tribes to which they are to bo applied, leaving them to bo enlarged with their capabilities, so that when tho auxiliary force can bo dispensed with, thoy will ho capable of self-government, and eventually become good citizens. While thoy should not bo judged harshly for acta which in civil codes would constitute minor offenses, caro should always be taken that they do not euccood in deceiving their agents and the oflicors in matters of groat import, being careful to treat them as children in ignorance, not in in nocence. Perfect harmony between the Indian and War Departments, on duty together, is absolutely necessary in treating Indians so lately hostile and so apparently incorrigible, and tho Depart ment Commander earnestly onjoino this har mony, and directs in case of difference in mat ters whore tho lino is not plainly marked, that oflicors carefully avoid such difference being mndo known to tho Indians and that thoy rofrala from any overt act in tho mater at issue until instructions from these headquarters shall have boon received. J3y command of Dvt. Maj.-Qcn, CnooK. PncscoTT, Arizona, April 0, 1873. The operations of tho troops in this depart ment in tho late campaigns against tho Apaches entitle thorn to a reputation second to nouo in tho annals of Indian warfare. lu tho face of obstacles heretofore considered imiynnouutablo, oucountorlngrigoroiisooldintho mountains, followed in quick succession by the in tense heat and arid wastes of tho desert, not in frequently at dire extremities for want of water to quench tholr prolonged thirst, leaving their ani mals when stricken by pestilence, or tbo country became too rough to bo traversed by them, and, carrying on their hacks such meagre supplies as thoy might, thoy persistently followed on, and, plunging unexpectedly into chosen positions in lava-boos, onvds, and canons, thoy bad out witted and beaten tho wiliest of foes with alight loss, comparatively, to themselves, and finally 61osod an Indian war that has boon waged since tho days of Cortez. Whllo tho Department Commander Is aware that this task has boon performed in pursuance of commissions hold, and obligations assumed, with a high sense of duty and houor, it is due to tho oflicors and man engaged that thoy should know that tho task has not boon a thankless one, but that distinguished officers of tho Civil and War Departments, tho General of the Army and of tho division, have advised him of their appre ciation of tho services thus rendered. [Hero follows along list of names and ser vices.] THE SNY LEVEE. Views of Capti Cortlicll* Chief £2ngl« ncor of tUc Worlr—Practical Vests of the £uticcns of tho £utcrprl»o—No 'Water iu tho Sny wliou tho Work is Completed* Hannibal, Mo., April 29, 1873. To the Editor of the Hannibal Courier: Dear Sir : If you can glvo mo a place In your columns, 1 would like to state a fow facts con nected with tho Sny Island Loveo,—facts that will not only be satisfactory to tboao who aro personally interested in this great work, but also to tho much larger number of Intelligent citi zens of this place, who aro anxious to boo solid and substantial enterprises succeed. In tbo midst of tbo popular excitement over railroads and bridges, tbo Sny Lovoo enterprise has progressed and become half completed, without attracting tbo attention of people gen erally ; but you may bo assured that the result of this Loveo construction will bring to Hanni bal (substantial and lasting ’beaonta, and will soon booomo on important olomout in her growth. It Is truo that wo have bad no unusually high water thus far to tost tbo ability of tbo Lovoo bank to wltbntand tbo wash of tho river currents. In regard to that, tho fact that nearly all tbo bank is built of a hard, compact, ’ clayoy loam, and put up with dat slopes, with scrapers, will load us to bohovo that wo will'bavo no trouble with tbo bank Itsolf. What I wish particularly to speak of is tho facta connected with tbo interior drainage of tho district. Tho wator wo bavo bad thus far this year is as good a tost as wo neod, in order to do cldo whether tho work will bo a success. It waa claimed, at tho outset of this work, that tbo Sny would become a drain for tbo country, and would carry off, without trouble, nil tho seepage water and rainfall, and would tints keep the interior country <lry in timon of lIISU irolor. h’liooo ex pectations bavo boon mot, as will bo soon by tbo statement of tho following facts: A gauge has boon koptat the Buy, at tho cross ing of tue gravel road, opposite Hannibal, for tho last two months, and referred to our levels of tho river hero. The difference in level be tween tho Buy and tho river ban boon generally 0 foot. Tho difference in level between tho water outside and inside of tho bank at tbo point wboro the lovoo embankment crosses tho Buy is 8 foot. Tho difference of level between tbo height of tho water hi tho Sny, at tho following points, vifs.: Inside tho bank at tho head; at the Gravel Bead bridge, opposite Hannibal, and at tho Cut-olf, 12 miles below Hannibal, at a time when tho river is changing but little, does not amount to over ono-hnlf inch. This: proves .that tho seepage water, through and under tho lovoo, amounts to nothing practicolly, or olso it would give a fall to tho Buy. and make a current down stream; on tho contrary, when tho river Is rising, tbo current in tho Buy is north instead of south. Tho exceeding severity of tho winter, and tho epizootic, have prevented tho tilling completely of tho cut-off mentioned above, am! tbo river through this has an inlet into tho back country; when this, with other sloughs below, is finished, thoro will bo 9io xcater in the Sny. except that re sulting from rainfall in tho vicinity. In other words, with tho Lovoo constructed, tho country is reclaimed from tho high water of the river. Already the upper end of the district is being improved ; good houses aro going up, substantial fences are building, forests aro neing cleared, and tho farmers aro going to work this spring with an assurance that uot again will tho high waters of tho river wash away their crops ami Improvomouts. Already tho people bavo commenced an interior drainage to tho Buy, and, In a very few years, ho who had known the Buy bottom of tho past, with Us wastes and sickly,, stagnant places,—its desolate farms anddosponu inhabitants,—will look upon one of tho most hoalthv, prosperous, Improved sections of farm ing country anywhere to bo found. 13. L. CormiLLL, Chef Engineer. Disposing of a Duelist* A case which is likely to call forth all tho omn ioual rosourcos of a lionch jury Is told as fol lows i A young man, having accepted a bhnl longo from a noted duelist, goes homo and tolls nether all about It.' The good lady rushes oir distracted to the house of tho duelist, whom she findsi practising with a pistol in bis garden, and, what in worse, h tling tile mark every time. Bho implores mercy, but is coldly repulsed by , warksman, who declares bis intention to kill her son. Thereupon, in her wrath and terror, tho poor woman snatches up a pistol and shoolo tho duelist dead. Tho chances aro that she will be acquitted, and. indeed, it is dimoult to Imatr ino any cane wliich oltora moro genuine oxtonuo non. Ajuryof mothers would not deliberate long on tholr vordiofc.h MISCELLANEOUS. Twenty women of Warren, Ohio, have had I’™? to form a military bond.—Were 1 ork World. —Of Dot in HlO Intent Californio novelty. It is said to no very cheap, and yot to “ avo excellent drunk-making qualities. 1 “v?° homestead of Judge Swayno in Colum tSp nnn ykto} l tho Legislature refused to 1 1 1®®? * or the use of the Governors of tho mate, has boon sold for tho Same sum to a pri vate citizen for a residence. * al), ood oxpoctatlona, and n-vory old and Blok father, 1 ' aro among tho roo- Pi 1 "™" 111 ' 1 ?™ of “a young lady of good fam ily advertlaing for a kilobaud In a continental newspaper. *** —A henutifiii young girl wan married in Han Francisco last week, and at tho conclusion of tho marriage ceremony she turned to her husband and said, George, kiss mo, lam dying.” Tho husband complied with tho request, ancf at that moment the young bride foil (feed to tho floor. JZTa V? vd n UCO /ournal reviews tho Illch raond switch railroad accident with a view to deciding upon the ijumbor of lives lost there. • iho couohwion Is that there wore six or uoro persons killed there of whom no traco whatever married man in Arkansas wes dis pleased at something his wife did recently, and struck jior? Then bp wont to his mother and •told her that if his wife did uot do bettor in tbo future ho would blow bis brains out, aa ho did not intend to skip her or complain of her again. A few days after, thinking that sho did not corno at his request with tho alacrity she ought, ho drew his pistol aud shot himself dead. . —A MoHoachuHotts medical man has recently boon examining into tho composition of tho daily food of the average Massachusetts person. Ho estimates that every resident of the Day State, who is above the ago of G years, ia in the habit of consuming pio at least twlco each day. A moro appalling picture of reckless aud wide spread lutomporauoo has never before boon nro sontod.—JVeio iork Times. * Cincinnati, ] o a on by tho pastor of tho church and tho Superintendent, boa sent a memorial to tho President with n ro quost " that tho perpetrators of tho bloody crimo at Cohax, Grant Parish. La., of tbo awful massacre of nearly 100 colored mou, bo hunted down to tho last man, and that swift jus tice bo dealt out to tho murderers of those men, * who wore m tho discharge of their duty sustain ing your Government.” . —Concerning tho case of Mrs. Eliza Collier, n woman of Georgia, for tho arrest of whoso sup posed murderer tho Governor of that State re cently offered a toward, thoPhiladclphia Medical Times contains a letter from tho physician who mado a post mortem examination of her re- ' , mains. Ho attributes her death to spontaneous combustion, the greater part of her body being consumed by Are, leaving only tho head, with tbo skeleton of tho loft shoulder and arm, and por tions of tho spiuo and ribs, and tho upper pert of tho thigh bouo. —One of tho results of tho repeal of tho framc ing privilege ia that tho postage on blanks aud aomo other matter, which is now transmitted by nail, under frank, will bo much heavier than tho cost of sending it by express. Even tho Post-Office Department can send its blanks cheaper by express than through its own mails; but, Inasmuch as tho compensation which tho Department receives fiom this service accrues to tho Government, and inasmuch as tho con tractors for carrying tho mails are bound to transmit it without additional pay, it would scorn moro reasonable to continue to employ tho mails; for wliich tho uot coat will bo only tho expense of printing tho stamps. —At tho last examination in tho Lyceum of Poath, two bright young Magyar matriculants camo forward to engage in an oratorical contest. Tho Emperor and Empress woro among tho au ditors, and the youths wore worthy of tbo pres ence in which they contested. Ono of them was the son of Doak, tho renowned Hungarian mtriot, and the-othcr a representative of one of ho groat princely Magyar families. The sub pet chosen for discussion was tho character Of Vashington, young Doak taking up the cudgel in defense of tho father of his country, whiJo his aristocratic competitor took tho other side. Tho royal family impartially applauded both of tho boys, though it may bo doubted whether tho character of Washington underwent any serious change because of tho debate. —Wo bad boned to got along without resort ing to tho torriblo engine of destruction known as “ Bogardus’ Kicker,” but yesterday, when tho eatno old chap came in and naked for one of tho two copies of the Philadelphia Press wo receive, bo was invited to ait down—tbo secret spring was touched.-and twolvo kicks, woro adminis tered bonoatb him, that would bavo sent an ordinary man through the roof. Tbo unsus pecting victim merely remarked, “Your Hoo press Booms to jar tbo building a little to-day.” Then, turning on tbo full strength, wo looked at him again. Though split in two sections a smilo was on his face, and a copy of tbo Press In each fist. Poor but worthy modical students, desiring half a subject to cut up, aro invited to call and boo our stock, or tbo ontiro remains, neatly packed in ice, will bo shipped to any ad dross, U. 0. D., on receipt of stamp.— Sl. Louis Democrat. miraculous Apparitions lu Alsncc. Tbo inhabitants of Alsaco aro still sustained in tho hopo of rooovoring tboir lost nationality by a continuance of tboao miraculous appari tions which tbo French Legitimist journals de scribe at groat length, and, to all outward scorn ing, with tbo utmost good faith. Tbo village of Kruth is occupied by an unusually largo German garrison to allay tho osoitemont caused by nu merous occurrences doomed to bo miraculous, and Kiflls, a picturesque village on tbo Upper llhino, upon tbo borders of Switzerland, is also said to be visited at frequent intervals by tho Virgin Mary. Tho Strasbourg OJJlcial Gazette declares that sbo appeared for tbo lirut time to a priest; tbo boys of tbo choir, and several per sons in tbo church, holding in her bands a Latin inscription, which declared that “ tbo sign of tbo cross shall bo resplendent with light whoa faith end by law there should bo ouo shepherd and ono Hock.” It is to bo rogrettod that an Inquiry as to tbo origin of tho symbolicsigus and crosses soon on many windows In Alsace-Lorraine about a year ago showed that tboy wore nothing moro than tbo work of soma playful glazier, who bad boon called in to repair damages done to tbo windows during tbo war. A ManTHio fans Not r JTlmo Co Co Post* master* Tbo I'ouimnutor-Gonoriil lifts received the fol lowing ietUr from a person who was recently ap pointed Postmaster (at a salary of sl2 per an num) of a town in lov,-a: “ to tho chloral postmaster at Washington Cltty my Doaro friend I hope pou will not ap piut mo postmaster m tills hero town i hain’t got no timo to tend to it i suppose you got tho paper nomoow my friends sent up Kockomludou mo but I han’t got time to do tho thing up as it ort to bo done In fact i dont know hardly what is n go in to bo dono our uhoomakor would . bo a very good man only ho woo Grooly squavo out which you know unfits him for tho position thou thoro is our storoccopor jim B that wants. tho position mighty' bud but as shiiro as you .are a" living man jim kaiutroad coon wrltin ami tlmts the trouble You 100 them that wants It don’t know enough to tend it mid them their that docs dent want to tnko it jim B was raised out in tho counlroy and jest come to town last week and dont know ououff to bo postmaster but do as you think best only dont aplutmo ihaiu’fcgottimo over your friend/ 1 io. A FroiicU Ibiiraclv* A miracle, It is claimed, has bean wrought In Batiguollos, a suburb of Baris. Two sick chil dren in that quarter have recently had visions of tho Immaculuto Conception, with tho result of a fiorfoct cure lu each case. In ono of tho cases ho apparition was visible to tho little sufferer for sir succoßHivo days and ui'rht. Tho figure was a diminutive one, “ only about a palm in height, but animated, making s/gns to tho child to kneel, or to tako a chaplet when offered to him. Sometimes it carried tho Holy Child; at olhors It ABBiimod tho appoarnuco of tho Im maculate Virgin, clad in blue and white, as at Lourdes and elsewhere. Tho vision wis soon by “ many others, especially childrenand a cer tain Mmo. Lomorclor, “ a grave person, 63 year’s old, saw tho Blessed Virgin twice." Bitt tho crowning proof of tho gomimouess of thouo miracles Is to bo found in a certificate signed by the doctor who attended ono of tho much-priv ileged children. “ Tlioso facts," says this wit ness, “wero certified by mo on tho very oamo day; and I affirm on my soul and conscience that they aro tho result of a miracle, no scien tific reasons being capable of explaining such a state of things."

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