Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 5, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 5, 1873 Page 3
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THE COURTS. Tho Clcrico-Commcrcial Scandal—Perplex ing Situation of Judge Tree—A Trick, or an Annoying Error. Motion to Eomovo a Eeoeiver Dur ing Vacation Time —No Cause, No Eemoval. Tlio $500,000 JRailronrt Suit— Partnership Dissolutions—-Tho Huhhanl Estate. Bankruptcy Matters—Trouble in an Evanston Express Business—Tho “ Balbaoh” Notes Again— Courts in Brief—Now Suits. Tho case of Field v. Shepherd came up boforo Judge Troo on Saturday aftornoou on motion for now trial by defendant's counsel, Judge Wilson, who became rather warm in his arguments, and traveled out of the record to abuse tho press of the city, which ho accused of publishing sour* rilous articles with regard to his clorico-commor oial client, adding that no doubt they wore paid for such publication. Ho was very anxious for a now trial to sot aside tho ugly 83,000 verdict, and thought that every case should bo tried a thousand times rather than any doubt as to tho possibility of obtaining justice in Court should obtain place in tho public mind. His Honor said tho main question in tho case was whether Kelly, acting for tho plaintiff, had the same Knowledge, or means of knowledge, as defendant. Tho evidence in tho case was con flicting; If Shepherd’s .evidence woro believed, a verdict for defendant was unavoidable; if Kelly's, a verdict for plaintiff; while if tbo witness Montgomery wore to bo believed, both previous witnesses aro guilty. Under tho cir cumstance, His Honor was obliged to overrule tho application for a now trial, so tho prospect of the interesting evidence being brought 090 times more before the court is spoiled. Tho counsel for defendant then moved for arrest of Judgment on tho ground of an omission of a lino in plaintiff's declaration. It appears that during tho trial tho original declaration was lost, and it was agreed that tho only copy should bo substituted, and tiled in its place. This copy was defective ; and tho coun sel for plaintiff looked os though a bombshell had burst in his camp. Ho was ready to do al most anything to make reparation for tho error, but tho counsel for defendant was immovable. Ho wanted a now trial, and would take advantage of any point of law which gavo it to him. His Honor said ho was not clear what to do in tho matter; it was evident tho case had boon tried with tho error in the declaration. Ho would suopoud judgment with regard to tho latter point. DECISIONS PUBLISHED. The following opinions appear in the current number of tho Legal Xfewa: The opinion of tho Supremo Court of this Slate, hr Sheldon, J., In a case where a person who acted as tho agent of a purchaser of a lot was himself a part owner ox the lot, and charged such purchaser more than tho contract prico of tho same, and did not disclose Ids in terest. The opinion of the United States Circuit Court for tbo Eastern District of Michigan, delivered by Em mons, J., in tbo case of a collision between a steamer and a sailing vessel. Tbo questions Involved aro of considerable importance, and have never yet received os thorough discussion in this country as Judge Em mons gives them. The opinion of tbo Supremo Court of tbo United States by Davis, J„ bolding that If a Trustee bos been guilty of a clear breach of trust, yet if tbo costui quo trust bas for a long time acquiesced In tbo misconduct with full knowledge of it. a court of equity will not re lievo him, but leave bim to bear tbo fruits of bis own negligence; that whether tbo lapso of time is so in dent to bar a recovery must depend upon tbo circum stances of such a ease. The opinion of tho Supreme Court of tbo United States by Davis, J., holding that, If ouo of two Joint oblige** dies, tho debt is extinguished against hia rep* reaeutatlvo, and tho surviving obligee Is alone charge* able 5 that in this class of cases, when tbo remedy at law is gone', as n general rule a court of equity, will not afford relief; that tho Court will not vary the legal of* feet of the instrument by making it several as well as joint, unless it can sec, either by independent testimo ny or from tho nature of tho transaction itself, that tbo parlies concerned intended to create a separate as well as a joiut liability ; but if, through fraud, ignorance, or mistake, tho Joint obligation docs not express the meaning of the parties, it will bo reformed bo as to conform to it. MOTION TO REMOVE A RECEIVER. Tho case of Bradloy v. Lace ct al. come up before Judgo Williams, in Chambers, on Satur day morning, on a motion by defendant’s attor ney to havo tho appointment of a Receiver over a farm and other property in Lako County re scinded. Tho question of tho jurisdiction of tho Court aroso, when Mr. Horvoy, on tho part of defendant, agreed that tho Court had tho power to discharge a Receiver, and to appoint another In his place; Mr. Williams, for plaintiff, bolding that tho Court had not power to rescind tho or der appointing a Receiver until term timo, in Bo comber noxt. Tho application for tho removal of tho Rocoiver was based on tho assertion that tbo Receiver was appointed without notice', and that tho appointment interferes with tho rights of a tenant who is lessee of tho farm for several years to como, under a valid Icaso. Tho Court, after reviewing tho salient points in tho caso, said with reference to tho main question, namely, whether ho, sitting in cham bers, there, had power to remove a Receiver dur ing vacation, that ho had examined tho authori ties, and was not yot satisfied as to whether tho Court had tho power or not. Ho would not say that tho Court had not tho powor to remove a Rocoiver, under tho circumstances stated, and ho did not think it was necessary to docido whether bo had or not. It was admitted that thoro was no charge of improper dealings on tho part of tbo Receiver ; thoro was nothing alleged os to negligence of duty; indeed, it seemed that his duty was being performed satisfactori ly to everyone concerned, so far as it appeared by what had boon adduced boforo tho Court. And ho did not think that tbo Court erred in appointing him; or that tho Court, not having erred in tho appointment, had any powor to romovo him, thoro being no mal feasance in oflico proved against him. Tho Re ceiver had givon a bond for SIO,OOO. which tho Court must consider a good bond until the con trary should be shown. He was in possession of tho property. He was receiving no money, but expending ft in necessary works. It soomod to him that thero was no chance for tho Recoivor to improperly dispose of tbo property, and if ho did, then they had a good bond to fall back npon, and if that was not onough, they had tbo Conn behind tho bond to givo them relief for sufficient cause shown. Tho motion must bo overruled. THE $500,000 RAILROAD BUTT. The great railroad suit, iu which Seymour and others claim $500,000 damages at the hands of tho Philips & Colby Construction Company, on Saturday turned up before Judge Blodgett, aud at the close of tho day went over until this morning. The readers of The Tribune are too recently informed of tho details of this suit to require a repetition to-day of tho. number of cubic yards dug, tho price per yard, tho amount of labor performed, the delays and obstacles charged, tue want or faith and money alleged, and all tho rest of it, tho whole of which was minutely narrated in this column the day after the declaration was filed. Tho principal fight was ovor tho agreements that passed between the parties, tho full mean ing and intent of which will afford opportunity to the lawyers for a grand dlsplay|of oratorical powor ana forensic skill. If the construction placed upon tho agreements by tho plaintiffs goes for naught, tuo damages will Insensibly melt down to a very insignificant sum ; and it tho defendants do not succood In showing that tho plaintiffs’construction does go for naught, they have other good cards to play, particularly as to whether thoy are tho responsible parties for tho work dono or not, or others. TROUBLE IN AN EVANSTON EXPRESS BUSINESS. Rudolph Franck files a bill, in the Circuit Court, against Honry C. Handy and Lawton J. Clark. Complainant In his hill avers that in July, 1872, ho purchased from John A. Pearson, of Evanston, an express proprietor, his business and stock Iu trade, for $4,400, paying $1,500 cash and the residue iu notes, securing their pay ment by a chattel mortgage ou the properly transferred; that subsequently ho entered into partnership with Henry 0. Handy, who took up a portion of said notes, on consideration of be coming owner of ono-half tbo business and stock, but refused to\ give complainant said notes, and received from complainant $405 cosh; that subsequently complainant and Handy became short of funds, and Handy, without com plainant's consent, raised some $675 on the said notes from Lawton J. Clark, who know Uioy had boon paid. but who has obtained a judgment tnoroon, and levied on exq cullon on tho Htock of tho firm, under which said stock la ordered to bo Hold by tho BborllT to day s that by tho action of Handy tho business has boon broken up 5 that Handy has, from tlmo to tlmo r disposed of various property of the businessandrofuaod to accodnt therefor; that Handy la endeavoring to collect the assets and debts duo tho Arm, and Is also occaalonally pro tending that bo never was a member of tho firm; wherefore complainant prays for relief in a court of equity, and that defendants may bo brought to answer tho allegations made against them. A PAIITNEUSmr (JUAHIIEI.. Jolm Ootormnun 11100 a bill in chancery, In Iho Superior Court,, againot Wm. Borgonfroi, Com plainant nUogoa that bo and defendant otnrtod a copartnorobip wagon-manufacturing concern, in October, 1871, at lllno Inland, each nutting in tho mim of $12(1.' Aftalra woro prosperous, yot tbo copartners quarreled, and, on tbo IDtli of April last, they dissolved partnership; Sorgou froi, who kept tbo books and managed tbo finances of tbo concern, now refuses to rondor an account of bio stewardship, and obow bow much of tbo $2,923, which tbo original capital bad increased to, bolongod to complainant j wboroforo complainant oooks roliof In a court of Justice, BILL TO DECLARE A LIEN. John Jones illoa a bill in tho Superior Court against Michael Cunningham and A. D. Jamo bod. Complainant avers that ho sold defendants Lot 11, Dlook 6, llawson A Ackorloy’s Subdivis ion of 800. 4, 88,14, for $2,825, taking in part payment tho Bnlbach Smelting Company’s notes for $1,326, on tho undoretaudlng that if said notes woro not paid at maturity they wore to bo conaldorod as a lion upon tho property; that Bald Company became Insolvent and did not pay tho notes, wherefore complainant prays that the Court may decide that they bo coneldorod a lion as was agreed upon, or tho property transferred. BANKRUPTCY MATTERS. In tUo matter of-Shanahan, West * Manning, a rule was entered directing debtors to answer to amended petition, -showing further unpaid notes, and acts of bankruptcy. J. W. Collins was appointed Provisional As signee of the estate of itoado, Brewster & Co. Proceedings are ordered dismissed, and goods released to debtor, in the matter of Wm. A. Hawley, if no objections are filed in ten days. The report of the Provisional Assignee in tho matter of 0. 8. Noyes, was on Saturday filed and confirmed, unless objections are filed by Tues day morning next. , . ’, Copies of tho petition and record in tho mat ter of Hubert Petit, tho originals having been destroyed by fire, wore on Saturday filed, and tho case ordered restored. Tho report of tho Provisional Assignee in tho estate of Franklin 8. Kellogg, including sale of stock, was confirmed, unless objections are filed within ton days. ~ . Demurrer to petition of R. B. Jenkins, As signee, in tho matter of Reuben Boordsleo ot al«, was on Saturday overruled. William L. Beck on Saturday petitioned for tho adjudication of Storer & Osgood as creditors on a noto for $955.67. It is charged that tho debtors aro wholly insolvent, and unable to pay more than 25 cents on tho dollar of their indebt edness. COMING DIVIDEND IN TUB ntJEDARD ESTATE. Affairs in the estate of H. E. Hubbard oro be ginning to straiten out a little. Tho Assignee, 11. E. Jenkins, was yesterday engaged in sending out notices to tho creditors for a second general mooting, to declare a dividend, to take place In tho office of Register Hibbard on tho 2-ltn Inst., at 10 a.m. Mr. Jenkins is unabloto say vhab dividend he will bo able to recommend, but by good luck it may amount to 15 per cent. ASSUMPSIT SUITS. Hiram Norton on Saturday brought suit against Hugh Mahor, In assumpsit, $5,000 dam ages, in tbo Circuit Court. _ . ~ . In tho same court, Timothy Wright brought suit, in assumpsit, against John T. Corcoran. $7,000 ; John O’Malley, $2,000 ; Joel Ellis and Thomas Armour, $7,000 j James McCarthy, $7,000 : Patrick & Kern. cash. $2,000 ; John Dawson and Thomas H. Miller, $3,000; 'William Lili, $5,000, and James Wallace. $2,000. A number of heavy suits in the United States courts wore yesterday reported. THE COURTS IN BRIEF. Tbo clerical staff of tbo Circuit Court in on gaged in getting up tbo records fbr the Supremo oort, and those attorneys who have cases to ho prepared should got ready as soon as possible. It must bo remembered that tbo Circuit Court Clerk’s ofllco and tbo Ilocordor’s ofiico aro now separate institutions, and tbo staff of tbo former Is so limited, that, unless ample notice is given, they will bo unable to prepare tbo records for tbo next term. ' , „ It was intended that a mooting of Circuit Court Judges should take place on Saturday af ternoon last, in tbo Court-House, to decide various matters ponding for some time post that require settlement. There was not a sulli ciont attendance, and no dato baa been lixod for another meeting. The life insurance case of Grover v. St. Louis Mutual Life Insurance Company was con cluded in Judge Tree's Court on Saturday, tbo jury ;bringing in a verdict for plaintiff, iludiug tbo debt to be $5,915.67, and assessing his dam .ogoa at $056.11. Tint CRIMINAL COURT. Judgo Farwoll finished his term at tho Crim inal Court, on Saturday, by sentencing tho vari ous prisoners. Tho calendar of criminals did not include any Indicted for tho very gravest of fenses, larcenies and assaults being the most prevalent crimes. The following is a list of tho prisoners, together with tholr crimes and sen tences : Bradley, alias Adam Schaeffer, larceny, two years Penitentiary; Julius Tanner, robbery, ton days County Jail; Edward Vine, larceny, one year House of Correction ; John Coats and John Blackburn, potty larceny, sixty days House of Correction; Richard J. Feeney, lar ceny, six months House of Correction ; Thomas Lamo, driving away a horso and wagon, 10 days County Jail; Charles McMahon, larceny, 5 days County Jail; James Reynolds, assault with in tent to kill, 6 months House of Correction ; Edward Gastello, larceny, 1 year Penitentiary; Herman Lcobory, larceny, 20 days County Jail; Mary Wilson, larceny, 20 days County Jail, James Wilson, larceny, 1 year Penitentiary; John Wright, assault with intent to kill. 1 year House of Correction; John Konson, larceny, GO days House of Correction ; Michael Hayes, larceny, same ; Chorlca Watson, robbery, 3 years Penitentiary ; J. M. Armstrong, obtaining goods by false pretenses, G months House of Correc tion ; Theodore Acoutluo, larceny, 1 year Ponitou tiory; Martin Gibbins, larceny, 4 months Reform School; Florence McCarthy, driving away & horse, lyo&r in tho House of Correction; Ed ward Smith,alias Giles, and Wm. Hines, larceny, 3 years in tho Penitentiary; Thomas White, bur glary, 8 years in tbo Penitentiary. Tho last was tho only caso in which any crave objection was raised to tho passing of the sentence by tho Court. In it tho counsel for tho prisoner cited tho peculiar action of tho jury in rendering thoir verdict, first of all finding him not guilty, and in their being subsequently polled, changing tho vordict to ouo of guilty. Tho State’s Attorney, however, was ready with authorities to show that he had a right m polling tho jury, and tho Court decided that tho objections or counsel were unavailing, and sentenced tho prisoner ac cordingly. NEW SUITS. Tnß United States Court.— John Flynn v. W, Oborraan, bill /or Injunction to restrain infringement of patent for bed bottoms. Edward Nustamayer v. Paul Rothbartb, Edward Koch, Henry I). Payson, and Ferdinand E. Couda; case, 1100,000. Calvin O. Udell v. Rufus S. Payne and Joebua Y. Payne ; bill for luJunc tion to restrain Infringement of patent for extension ladders. George Pomeroy y. Frank R. Chandler, Edward Pomeroy, and Edward 11. Noyes, partners under the title of Chandler, Pomeroy b Noyes; assumpsit, $15,000, Johnson Shaw, otal., v. 11. O. Judd, J. 11. Root, and S. U. Owen; assumpsit, SIO,OOO. Robert E. Jenkins, Assignee of Lewis W. Cass, v. James Raster; case, $40,000. The Circuit Court.— o,7B7—Martin Van Allen y. Edwin J.Oubley and-Edward F. Augoll; assumpsit, SBOO. 0,788 R. P. Derrlcksou b Hons y. James Wcekes ; petition for mechanic’s lion on house and lots In Maywood. 0,780 Charles J. Martin v. Jacob Siugerz; restored case. o,7oo—Appeal, 0,701 N. M. Ruegguut v. Charles E, Cook; petition for mechanic's lien on Lot 14, Block 60, School Section Addition to Chicago. o,7o3—Appeal. 6,7oo—Peter Kell ct al. y, John M. Sechrlet; assumpsit, S3OO. o,7o4—Hiram Norton ct al. v. Hugh Maher; assumpsit, $3,000. 6,7os—Eunice v. Henry Caddy; divorce on ground of cruelty. o,73o—Llli’s Chicago Brewery y, Rafollo Caproni ; appeal. 0,707— Appeal. 0,708 Rudolph Franck y. Handy Ac Clark; bill. 0,730 Timothy Wright v, John T, Corcoran; assumpsit, $7,000, o,6oo—Same y, John O’Malley; same, $3,000. 0,601 —Same v. Joel Ellis and Thomas Armour; same, $7,000. 6,Bo3—Same v. James McCarthy; same, $7,000, 6,603 —Same v. Patrick and Kevin Cush; same, $3,000. o,6o4—Same y, John Dawson and Thomas H. Miller; same, $3,000, o,6os—Same v. William LIU; same, $6,000. 6,Boo—Same v, James Wallace; same, $3,000, Tub Superior Court.— 43,37o—James S. Forsyth y. M, D. McDonough and Hester A. Parmby; suit for replevin. 43,371—Frederick C. Bwaln y. Sarah I. Hughes. Robert Watters, James U. Rees, James Avor -111 aud Thomas Armstrong; bill for partlllpn of tbo B. 35 acres of W. y t of B. W. X of Sec. 14, N. R. 13, E. of BP. M. 43,373—J0hn Catermann v.Wm. Sorgcufler; bill. 48373—J0hn O, Nlspel el ul., v. A. A. Libby, A. Me- Nullaud O.P. Libby: appeal. 43,374—Christian Lltcb ouborgor ct al. V. Claries Kluestch ; assumpsit, S6OO. 43,375—Eva O, v. Edward L. Johnson; divorce, on ground of desertion. 43,370—Laura N. Stark, as executrix, and Wilson K. Nixon, as executor, of tbo ealutoof James L. Stark v. William Hutchinson and William and Charles C. Orovo; bill for partition of un divided U of S. x of 8. W, u of See. 37 and N. ft of N, W. of N. W, H°* 8 1)0 34, 30 i 13. 43,377—Ferry 4c Brother v. Thomas It. Bryan and Michael Cunning ham ; petition for inechiuio's lieu of $369.17, ou Lot THE CIILUAUO UAILV TIUIiUWK: iUUiMJAV, iVJAV b, 11, block 4, Itawnon h Kerr’s flubillvlMon, 4, 88,14, 43,27f1.—J0hn Jokes v. Mloknol Oumilmd'iim anil M. D, Jamcaon ; bill forspoclflo performance of ngreo most. A-STUBBORN FIGHT. 'JTIio Trespass Cnsu Agnlnnt Non* C. It* I;'unVGU»JIUIgO Doolittle Oil tho Sll promo Court* A stubborn fight took place before Judge Tor tor on Saturday, in tbo well-known action, War ren v. Farwoll and Curran. It will be remem bered that Hon. 0. B. Farwoll was found guilty, by a jury, in this suit, of trespass, by tearing down tho building occupied by Mr. Warren, the plaintiff, and turning him and bla property out Into tbo open-street. Curran was found not guilty, It appearing that bo acted as Farwoll’a agent. Damages wore found as high as SB,OOO, the jury evidently entering into sympathy with the sufferer of what they considered high-handed power and arrogance. The case came up for argument on motion for now trial, and tho counsel on both sides made splendid ef forts— looked at from a purely legal and ora torical point of view—to benefit tbo sides they represented. Mr. Hitchcock, for tho defendant, wont over tbo ovidonco produced at tbo trial, at considerable length, contending that tho verdict was grossly In excess of tho damage sustained, and calling on tbo Court to do on act of simple Justice by giving bis client tho chance to defend himself before another jury. Ho hinted that the Jury was not one that should have bad tho de cision of such a case; that they wore evidently prejudiced men 5 that their verdict was not a dispassionate, just verdict, rendered on tho evidence, but prejudiced by exaggerated views of tbo transac tions complained of. Such n verdict would never bo justified on an appeal to tbo Supremo Court, for it was not borne out by tho ovidonco. If tho Court declined to grant a now trial on any other ground, be urged him to take into consid eration tbo ridiculously exaggerated amount of tho finding. Judge Doolittle replied at some length. Ho took up the argument of ‘ tho counsel of the other side, and showed how, in his opinion, it lacked force on every material point. Instead of tho damages being exaggerated, they wore loss than they might have boon. The plaintiff was a victim of & gross outrage, such as no oitizon, however wealthy or powerful, could bo permitted to in flict with impunity. In such cases the infliction of a small amount would bo of little effect. It was when tho amount was reasonably largo that fiortios had the truth brought home to thorn that f they cboso to act as Mr. Farwoll bad done In this case they must pay for it. Ho showed, too, how nis client was entitled to heavy damages on personal as well as public grounds. He declared that ho saw and Board nothing on the part of tho jury that was not proper and respectable. Ho would not admit tho counsel's suspicions of the jury to bo well founded, |but would place on rocord his conviction that tbo jury acted on tholr deliberate judgment, founded on tho evidence. Deferring to tho Supremo Court, bo said, m explanation of cases that aro frequently reversed by that Court, on the ground that tho evidence does not sustain tho judgment, etc., that it was impossible for any court, by merely scanning dead characters, to understand the full effect of living evidence. They woro not ablo to soo with tho eyes and hoar with tbo oars of the Judge, tbo jury, [and tho counsel. It was Impossible, without possessing tho power of divination, that they could realize tho full forco of counsel's questions, and tho full effect of witness’ answers, without seeing and hearing them. It was truo that, calmly and'dis passionatcly, they might sift for themselves, in written letters, the intentions of men’s minds, but only where the written letters reflected like a mirror tho expressions of human faces, and tho suppressed, or tho eager, or tho frigbtonod, or the candid human voico. In this train of thought the loomed counsel argued for some time with much forco and eloquence. Finally, tho Court said no considered tho damages excessive. <nd he gavo the defendants ton days to decide lOlher they would accept a reduction of S3,UOu. If not, a now trial would bo granted. MILITARY BOUNTY TAX, XJic lilvingstono County Military ISounty Land-Tax Judgment Caio Decided—The Judgment of tlie Dow er Court Affirmed—Opinion of tUo Supremo Court, Tho following decision of tho Supromo Court of ibis State on tho appealed coeo, Michael M. Sullivant v. Tho fitato of Illinois, wo And in tho Legal Jfews, It refers to tho,military bounty tax, which towns in this Slate aro hold under an act of 18G5 to havo had an implied power to ’raise, to refund money advanced by individuals to pay bounties to volunteers, on tho faith of tho liability of tho towns to reimburse thorn; and tho opinion declares tho law, in this connection, as to whether a judgment upon certain lands for the non-payment of said bounty tax, can be sot aside on tbo ground that tho said tax was levied boforo the passage of tho act authorizing tho lovy of volunteers; as to assessments for taxes tnado'by Assessors who havo not qualified by taking an oath of office ; as to tho validity of tho acts of an Aseessorde facto; and as to tho evidence admissible in similar cases. Tho opinion is by Justice Sheldon, as follows ' This was an application for Judgment against certain lands for taxes. The tax In question was levied under tho act of Feb. 2, >1865, [authorizing the levy k of a tax “ to pay bountlca.to volunteers, substitutes, and drafted men, who may hereafter enlist, or bo drafted Into tho army of the United Slates." Tho tax was levied for tbo purpose of re funding private subscriptions raised to pay boun ties to volunteers. It was held in this eamo case—State of Illinois v. Sullivant, 43 111,, 412—that by this law an Implied power was givon to lovy and collect & tax to refund money advanced by Individuals after the. passage of tho act, on tho faith of tho expected tax. The money here, no doubt, was advanced on tbo faith of tho expected tax, but tbo objection was made that it was advanced before, not after, the passage of tbo act. Tho certificate of Keys, Provost Marabal, and tho report of tho Oommlttco, Stouo and Qriflln, wero properly rejected by tbo Court ns Incompe tent evidence. Tho papers, although found among tho files of tho Town Clerk’s office, wero not such papers as aro authorized by law to bo filed, and wore not proper files of tho ofilco; they wore not tho best evidence of tho matters sought to be proved, and wero but unsworn statements. From an examination of tbo testimony adduced boforo the Court, wo cannot say that it so clearly appears that (ho moneys wore advanced to the volunteers beforo tho passage of said act, as to call upon us to disturb the finding of tho Court upon that point. Another objec tion made is, that Taylor, tho Assessor of the taxes] was sworn before a Town Clerk instead of before a Justice of tho Peace, as ho should have been. Tho statute prescribes that every Town Assessor, beforo bo enters upon the duties of bis office, shall take and subscribe an oatb, elo. Tho principle is well settled that tbo acts of officers do facto are as valid and effectual, when they concern tbo public, or the rights of third persons, as though they wore officers do jure ; their title to tne office cannot bo inquired Into collaterally. Pritchett v. People, X Oilm., 625 ; Hopper v. Ferguson, 23111., 437; Tbo People v. Collins, 7 Johns., 619 ; Wilcox v. Smith, B Wend., 231; Duckuam v. Ituggles. 16 Maes., 180. Wo will not re fuse judgment, even if Taylor was not sworn by tbo proper officer. On application for such a Judgment, we will only look to see that thoro was an officer do facto who assessed. Tho Judgment of tho Court below must bo affirmed. PERSONAL. Dr. Bates, Now York, is at tho Hattcson. W. R. Maize, U. S. A., is at tho Shaman. Gen. W. H. Powers, U. S. A., is at the Matte* son. Hon. Sidney Bartlett, Boston, is at tho Tro moat. lion. N. M. Laraway, lowa, is at theMattoson. Hon. 11. L. Palmer, Milwaukee, is at tho Sherman. Faullno Lucca, Clara Loulso Kellogg, and tho other members of tho Lucca Italian Opera Com pany, are at tho Gardner. Isaac M. Cato, Boston, President; D. M. Pick ering, lowa, General Superintendent; P. W. 11. Sheffield, Treasurer; Horace Abbott, Director of tho lowa Central Railroad, aro at tho Tromont. MaJ. Dallas and Oapt. Thompson, U. 8. A., loft tho West Side Briggs House last night for tho lava-bods. Hon. Goo, Greene left tho West Bido Briggs House )ast evening for homo. A. M. Brewster, Boston Traveler , left tho Wost Bide Briggs on Buuday for' Ban Francisco. Among tho arrivals Rt tho Gardner yesterday wore tho following: Bamuol Losom, Quincy; John R. Holmes, Bt. Louis; A. Batroris, Eng land ; O. A. Baker, Philadelphia; John N. Neels and wife, Now York; J. P, Wood, Columbus. Among tho arrivals nt tho Wost Bldo Briggs House yesterday were tho following i Hon. Qoo. (iroono.Codar Rapids; P. B. Bays, Balt Lako City: I». Q. Korns. .0., B. Q. R. It.; Ar thur Bournes and John Hill, Port Garry; Judge B. P. Mills, Iowa; Ira A. Church, Cincinnati; M. Murphy, Bofllon i I. Loihrup, Bhodo lulaiul; and W. W. Butterfield, Houghton, L. B. Among tho arrivals at tho TVemont House yesterday wore tho following i John M. Harvey, Bt. Louis ; I*. J. Hickey, Han Francisco ; T. E. Clapp, While Pigeon, Midi.: J. In Dunn, Now Yorlc; Louis Blank, Charleston ; M. M. Brown, Boston. Among tho arrivals at tho Hhcrman yesterday wore tho following: Chas, E. Putnam, Daven port j Clms. 0. Parsons, Cold Spring, N. Y.; A. I. M. luham, Philadelphia: Dr. T. A. McOrau oud wife, Detroit; C. B. Pylmpton, Now York; J. P. Sanford, Iowa; Nathan F. Safford, Boston. Among tho arrivals at tho QauU yesterday wore tho following : Morgan Bruce, Memphis; A. Diotmoyor, Cincinnati: A. French, Pittsburgh; Jas. W. Anghllhor, Now York; M. 0. Waggoner, Toledo; Norman Finite, Now York: Charles Buckingham, Detroit; W.II. Phipps, Madison. Busan B. Anthony has written a loiter to Mrs. Myra Bradwoll, offering condolences on tho mi unfavorable termination of tho latter’s applica tion to bo admitted to tho Bar. Sho Is ciiarnc toristlcnlly earnest in her language, saying sho was in ft "white hoot" when suo road tho decis ion of. tho United States Supreme Court; and declaring her intention to pour 44 rod-hot shot" into thot august body at tho-first opportunity. If sho does not swear, it is because, like tho Frenchman of story, tho cause is too deep for ordinary anathematizing. Mrs. Bradwoll takes tho matter good-humoredly, aud evidently has faith in going easy. Sojourner Truth Is on bor way to Washington to soo President Grant. Bobo Terry, tho Hartford poetess and author ess, was married last week to Bollin H. Cooko, a baukor of Winstod, Conn. Tho Bov. Olympia Brown, pastor of* tho Uni vorsallst Society of Bridgeport, Conn., was mar ried on tho 23d ult., at Providence, B. 1., to John Henry Willis, grocer, of tho former city. Charles H. Soavor, of Bloomington, for somo years Superintendent of Telegraph of tho Chi cago & Alton Hues, has boon promoted to Chi cago, os Assistant Superintendent of tho road, in addition to his supervision of its telegraph. Qon. Grant declares that it is not probablo that bo wifi over mako St. Louis his home. Wo should congratulate St. Louis upon this declar ation wore it nob that in this caao her gain must bo somo other city’s loss.—Xoutem/to Courier - Journal. Tho President will spend a day or two In Chi cago, enjoying a little of his much needed rec reation. It In to bo hoped ho will not be dis turbed by parties who have unseemly anxieties for tbo public business. —Cincinnati Commer cial. Wo aro gratified to hoar that Llont.-001. Fred. Dont Grant is not exposed to tho perils of travel with Sheridan and Belknap,but is enjoying a littlo much needed recreation in Washington, a city which ho had not visited for nearly tfireo weeks. —Cincinnati Commercial. KNICKERBOCKER FULLER. Judge Fuller’s Great Salt Againt tlio Knickerbocker Insurance Company b-Klow lie Piles Up a Debt of a Quar- ter of a Million Dollars. Now that the United States Supremo Court has decided that the proceedings in bankruptcy, in the matter of the Knickerbocker Insurance Company, are well taken, and must bo sustained, it will bo interesting to tbe policy-holders to loarn what Ur. Henry Fuller intends to do with his 8260,000 assumpsit suit. Ur. Fuller, as an insurance President, was supposed to have sued tho Company, under somo contract, by means of which suit ho would probably got hold of tho larger part of the Company’s assets, tho ofHcers entering into tho arrangement, and mak ing no defense. Such was tho prevailing idea, caused by tho filing of a declara tion, tb&u which ono can conceive nothing moro vague and unsatisfactory, tho counts declaring, merely, tho first, that said Fuller had insured with said Company, in consideration of a pay ment of $7.60, tho building Nos. 1 and 2 Bivor street, with part of tho contents, for $1,600; and the second, that ho had paid, laid out, and ex pended money, furnished material and labor, and so forth, to tho oxtont of $260,000, which amount tho Company had promised, but omitted, to-day. This declaration was novor intended to dis cover much, and tho real declaration, which has been filed under tbo pretence of a supplemental declaration, states tbo following as tho claims under which action is brought: Doo. 10, 1070-71. Insurance for $47,500 on No. 84 Wabash avouuo. Premium paid, $350. Hamo term. Insurance for $2,600 on Nos. 88 and 92 White street, and a bam in rear of No. 88. Premium paid, $10.13. Doc. 0, 1870-71. Insurance for $15,200 on plaintiff's half interest in No. 87 South Wator street. Premium paid, sll4. Doc. 10. 1870-71. Insurance for SIB,OOO on : Nos. 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 10 Bivor street. Pre mium paid, $405. Same terra. Insurance for $4,050 on Nos. 224 - and 220 Franklin street, and house and shop on Quincy street. Premium paid, $80.79. Same term. Insurance for $3,900 on Nos. 4 and 0 Bivor street, and No. 11 Michigan aveuuo. Premium paid, $77.40. Juno 80, 1871-72. Insurance for SIO,OOO on part of tho effects at Col. Wood’s Museum, in suring tho museum and its legal representative. {Loss, $125,000.) Premium paid, 11 a sum of money.” Sept. 3, 1870-71.' Insurance for $87,000 on curiosities, etc., in samo building as last named (Nos. 111, 113, and 116 Bandolph street, other wise known as tho Kingsbury Block). Premium . paid, $3,045. On Sept. 2,1871, tho Insurauco is alleged to have boon renewed for ono year, but no premium is namod. Loss, SIOO,OOO. Another count declares that plaintiff and de fendant conferred together after tho fire to dis cover tho total indebtedness existing on tho part of tho latter to the former, when it was discov ered that tho “ amounts in arroor, and tho in debtedness” aggregated $250,000, for tho re covery of which this suit was brought. Plaintiff declares that tho wbolo of this proper ty was his at the timo of tho October fire, that tbo losses exceeded tho insurance, and that duo proof of dobt has been made in each case. AMUSEMENTS. THE OPERA, Tho second season of tho Marotzok Opera

Troupe opens to-night at MoYickor’a Theatre with tho opera of “ Faust," and promises to bo as successful and brilliant os tho first season. The opening opera has been well chosen, as tho character of Marguerite is ono of the best in which Mmo. Lucca can bo soon. Tho strong dramatic possibilities of tfco part aro more fully embodied in her portraiture than it is usual to see. and in no other character In tho repertoire which she gives in Ohlcago does she have so good an opportunity for allying tho lyrio and tragic. The full oast is as follows : Marguerite Mmo. Paulino Lucca Blebet.. Martha. Faust.. Mephlsto. Valentine, Mr. Marotzok will conduct tho orchestra. Tho favorite opera of "Martha" will be produced on Tuesday evening, with Miss Kellogg in tbo load ing part. The popularity of tho opera will prob ably encourage Miss Kellogg’s friends and ad mirers to attend in largo numbers. THE “METROPOLITAN.” At tho annual meeting of tho Metropolitan Club, held at Us rooms in MoVioker’a Theatre Building, on Saturday evening, tho following gentlemen were elected ofllcers for tho ensuing year: Pretidtnt— Qen, O. A. Forsyth. Vice J’rcHiiUnla—J, H. MoVlcker, Dr. Edwin Powell, Robert T. Lincoln, John Phillips, Ford. W. Peck, Flor ence Zlogfold, Charles P, Kellogg. Treasurer— W. 8. Shepherd. Corresponding Secretary— E. 11. Trafton. According Secretary —Charles 11, Jenks. Hoard o/Managers— Qen. G. a. Forsyth, Ford. W. Peck, W. S. Shepherd, John I'hlUips, E, 11. Trafton. J. 11. MoVlcker, William I*. Page, George 11. Carpenter, George 0. Fry. Tho club voted to extend to President Grant and party, and to Secretary Belknap and parly, an informal reception at such time during tho week as they will bo likely to accept. Messrs. Iloyno and Trafton were appointed a Committee to extend tho invitation. Louisiana* IToro is an illustration of the condition of things in Louisiana: A fortnight ago, two Judges presented thomselvos in an interior parish to hold court. The Kellogg Judge got in first and took possession of the Court-House 5 the other occupied a largo room over a store. The Sheriffs opened the two courts about the uamolhno. Homo of tho lawyers wont to one ami Homo to tho other, according to political ircdilocUoif, whllo others moved between the ,wo without anchoring at either. Hut the miltorn did not care to have their cases adjudl-, cated by either 14 Court," under the circum stances, and business was Bllm. Tho Kellogg Judge sent two fellows to jail, and the Me- Enory Judge did not do anything. When tho 4 ‘ Courts" adjourned and started for the next parish, both Judges wont together, after tho manner of good-humored joint campaign can vassers. "I’vo got tho advantage of this fol low," Bald tho Kellogg Judge, as they moved off for the next point in tho circuit, 41 and can stand tho fun tho longest, for I got a salary and bo don’t, nor never will. CHEAP TRANSPORTATION. Letter from (ho Governor of Missouri to tlio Governor of Sown* Bxatk op MiHsoont, Exkootivb DF.rAnx.Mr.NT, t City op Jefykiihok, April 23, 1873. | Ilia Excellency V. C, Carpenter, Governor of lotea: My Dkau Hiu s Your letter of tho Oth Inst., so full of Hound thought, and embracing so many valuable suggestions, in regard to what I con ceive to bo tho groat question of tho day, viz : tho best and most practicable moans of attaining cheap transportation between the interior of tho country and tho Atlantic seaboard, was received and road with groat pleasure by mo, some days ago, and I should have answered It at once but for tho dosiro on my part to respond as satisfac torily as possible to tho specific questions pro pounded therein. That tho holding of tho Convention contem plated by tho resolution adopted by tho Conven tion at Des Moines on tho 23d day of January Inst Is practicable, and that it can bo mado a decided success; I regard as absolutely certain. This opinion on my part is chiefly attributable to tho fact of the almost universal interest man ifested throughout tho country, and by all classes of our. citizens, upon tho subject of 4 * cheap transportation," and in reference to tho satisfactory and speedy solution of tho interest ing and absorbing problom presented. Tho truth is, our agricultural interests must lan guish, and our vast Western domains Ho waste, unless something can bo dono to cheapen tho cost of finding a way to market for tbo products of our soil. No remedy will over bo afforded so long as a few loading lines of transportation, bound together by a common interest and backed by unlimited capital, control our transportation. A complete monopoly of our carrying trade be tween tho groat Went and tbo Atlantic Ocean, and particularly during . tho winter months, is now enjoyed by certain corporations that need not bo mentioned by name. Judging from tho past, those monopolies will not voluntarily relin quish a single privilege or advantage they now enjoy. On tho contrary they will, by every moons that human Ingenuity can iuvout and money command, widen tho field of their operations and tighten their grasp upon the very vitals of tho prosperity of tho country. As their capital increases, and as our country de velops, they will oithor build now roads them solves or loaso from those who do, until thoir combinations permeate our entire country, and they aro enabled to place every producer at thoir mercy, and levy such a lax upon tho business of ourpooploasthoymay think proper, and that without tho least restraint. No friend of his country, no lover of justico, can contemplate such a result without horror and indignation, nor can ho refuse to tako any legitimate and al lowable stop that may bo within bis power to provout bucu a consummation. Tho great en terprise to which yourofor is ono of a series that must bo coded out to counteract tho malign in fluences to which I havo referred. Tho friends of all these different enterprises should bo united, and should act in concert. Honco, in my judgment, tbo greater scope given to tho field of our operations the bettor. Tho Convention that is to moot in Atlanta, Oa., on tho 20th of May, to consider a measure, as you aro aware, very similar in design and in tended effects to tho ono you have at heart, will, 1 am satisfied, be very fully attended, and 1 hope that Important results will bo reached by it. Now it occurs to me that it would bo'well to bring tbo friends of tho Georgia and lowa en terprises, as I will terra them, together. This cau bo dono, 1 am sure, by tbo adoption of a resolution by tbo Convention at Atlanta, calling a convention to bo composed of delegates from all the States of tho Mississippi Valley, ns well as all tbo Btatos represented at Atlanta. Lot this Convention bo hold in September or Oc tober, In tho City of St. Louis, and I venture tho opinion that it will bo ono of tho largest and most imposing bodies of men over assembled on this continent. Let tho farmer, tbo mechanic, tho merchant, and every interest in society bo represented, and when it speaks, lot it bo re garded os tho voice of tho people speaking au thoritatively to Congress, as well as to tho Legis latures of all tho States. Ido not wish to be understood as being an enemy to railroads and railroad enterprises, or as wishing to intorforo with or violate in any way a single vested legal right pertaining to them. On tho contrary, 1 wish to soo them ex tended wherever they aro not already found, and wherever tho commorco and trade and con venience of tho public demand them. But they should not bo introduced as dcspoilers and de stroyers, but as tbo friends of tho people, tho developers of latent resources, tho artorios through which tho healthy life blood of eom raoroo may frooly circulate. Now wbat wo want is cheaper transportation. This can only bo effected through tbo instrumentalities of healthy competition. Tho greater number of rival loads’ wo havo the bettor it is for us, and iuat in pro- Rortion to an increase of competition between 10 railroads of tbo country will bo a decrease in tho rato of transportation and travel. Tho samo principle applies to tho competi tion that must arise from tho connection of our groat Western and Southern lakes and rivers by canal with tho ocean. Give to tho Western farmer tbo choice of transportation by railroad or canal at all seasons of tbo year to Eastern and Southern markets, and thou ho will no longor bo placed at tbo morcy of exacting cor porations or individuals, but will bo allowed to reap a fair compensation from tho products of his toil, instead of bestowing all of his profits upon those who carry it to market. My conclusion is that it would bo best to bold tho Convention at St. Louis, at tho timo indi cated. But should you and others take a differ ent view, and determine upon a different place or timo, 1 shall still fool tho most lively interest in tho result of your labors, and do all that 1 possibly can to mako tbo Convention a success. With high regard, 1 am your Excellency’s most obedient servant, Silas Woodson. A Spanish Prison* A correspondent writing from Madrid gives a vivid description of tbo City Prison of tbo Span ish Capital, 110 goes on to Bay that, having traversed well-lighted passages, wo alumblo down a dark, break-nock, and filthy staircase, and, making our way through groups of Ul favorod, ragged denizens of the place, stop be fore an Iron-bound door, at which my conductors knocked loudly. It is opened. Wo enter another passage, and halt for a few seconds. A man with forbidding countenance, himself a prisoner, ebouts loudly, announcing the Governor's visit, and a crowd of filthy, miserable objects in human form hurry past. The Governor beckons me to follow, and we find ourselves in a long, dismal, vaulted chamber. The offensive stench for an instant made mo recoil with disgust. Throughout the whole length of this horrible abode is sloping wood-work, similar to that in guard-houses, which servos for tho prisoners' bedsteads. Standing on these sleeping places, tho wretches, about ninety in number, had taken their posi tion. No bedding of any kind is provided for them, and, unless they have friends outside who charitably supply them with a mat tress, tho scum of society crouch for tho night on tho blackened, filthy boards, huddled together like wild beasts in their lairs. Tho au thorities have not a sufficient quantity of blank ets to provide one for each prisoner. And now, although the weather was mild, within this vault ed don the pestilential atmosphere was damp and chill. The Inmates who had blankets kept them tightly drawn aound their shoulders for warmth, and for fear of their being stolon by their asso ciates. lOn tho walls are long lines of wooden pegs, to which are suspended the extra rags of the prisoners entitled to consider tho portion of the plank beneath his sleeping place. High on tho wall, to tho loft hand, are & few small unglazed apertures with iron grating, whioh’dimly light tuo don, and afford the only and far from sufficient means of ventilation. Toward the centre of tho wall is a recess, the stale of which Is indescribable. And in this don, unfit for wild boasts, human flesh and blood must pine and rot until tardy Spanish justice either releases tho wretched tenant, or sends him for trial, or to the Bagno, which is, by compari son, Paradise. Tho brawls and fights which sometimes occur are terrible. Imagination re fuses to picture to itself tho horrible and de praved scones enacted when tbo sun has sot, and those two poor little lanterns swinging by cords from tho roof, shod their faint, flickering light on tho man of human wretchedness shut in from the outer world 1 A sojourn in tho Baladoro would demoralize tho strongest mind. Therein tho innocent become criminal, and depravity doubly depraved. Tho abuse of power, tho total disregard of humanity, and tho disgraced ad ministration of law which my visit to this hell ish place has revealed, would also justify tho overthrow of tho Government that has tolerated them. .Bonora L. Sana i.Uias Schofield .Signor Vlzzaui ....Signor Jamcl .SignorSparapaol IHTIT jm, c. a. oaudinbr. Talented THKATIHS COMIQUIC COMBINATION, from 6li Broadway. Tlio artlstn of tlio Oomlque Oomtoination have noror Appeared In this city. Tho performance will bo undor tlio bolo diroot Inn of M:e.- JOSH HABT. An onltro change of bill will bn presented ororywcok. Tlio olio will bu enacted bjr HTARH, who hnro boon so* tooled with groat caro, regardless of coat. Notolly of the highest order will bo presented In rapid succession, fttn* braelnjc VAIIUR, DRAMA. IIURLKHCIUK, PANTO; MIMIC, MtNHTURLHY, MONO. do., pleasing bnthold and young, main and female. For ths acommnodatlon of ladies and chlldron who nro nnjdiln to attend tho evnnlng porlonnancos, tlio regular WICDNICBDAY and BATIIIv- I)AY MATINKBS wfllbo glron.wlth tlio ontlronlghtblll. MAX MAIHCTZEK. tnccalelloi Grai Italian Opera. Thin Evening* Monday, I>lny X 3 -A. XJ. L I 3ST E LUCOA, MATIfJUEiUTi3..IUmInmo JPAULINE LUCCA. BIEUEL Sonora L. Htioz. MAUTIIA ftllwi Schofield* FAUST .....SlfplOP Vlzxniil. MKPUIBTO.. ....Sinnop Jamot. VALENTINE Hlvnor Mpnrnpanl. OONDUOTOE Mux luarotznk. . To-morrow, Tuesday—l£iELLO(*C* ‘tIA^TUA Wednesday—LUCCA* KK I jMMJ 44 .I>| J S <>N Friday—LUC’CA-KEIjMMJ <»• DON CMOVANNI. Saturday—FAKEWJSLL LUCCA MATJNEK* REUULAU PRICKS OF ADMISSION. Admission, *3. Reserved Seat® In First Ilßlcony.il ex tra. Reserved Boata In Orchestra and Orchestra Olrcln, A3 extra.' Admission to Second Balcony, sl. Reserved Seata In Second Balcony, 60 cents extra. Scats can now ho aocorod at Box Ofllco. OOLLYBB which has boon pronounced in every course Eastand West among tho Tory boil of tho wlmlosoason.for tho first time In Chicago, on TO-MORROW NIGHT, at tho Union Park Congregational Church. This locturo closes tho second West Bide coarse. Admission, 60e; Uosorvod Scats, 750. her silo at Dyohu’a Drug Storo, corner Madison ami Ualstod-ste., and lloll’a Drug Storo. 495 West Madlson-st. CARPENTER A SHELDON, Managers. AIKEN'S THEATRE, BIX NIGHTS AND 3 MATINEES ONLY. Mrs. tTas. j9l. Oatoa And her Comic Opera Company. Monday Evening, May 6. will bo presented lor tho Arab tlmo in English. OOen* bach’s Comic Opera. LA GRAND DUCHESS, with all the original muslo. Tuesday evening and Wednesday matinee. The Flower Girl of Parts. Wodnes day evening, first time In this city of Lesliavards. Fri day, Benefit of Mrs. James A. Oates. Saturday after noon and evening, last two appearances of Mrs. Oates and her superior Opera Company. Change of Opera nightly. Reserved seats, 76c and Cl. MYERS’OPERA HOUSE. Closed forßobonranl this (Monday) Evening* to ro-open To-morrow. Tuesday Evening, May 6, EVERY EVENING, and WEDNESDAY and SATUR DAY MATINEES, the Grand Spectacular Burlesque Sbakaporoan Extravaganza, BAD DIOKETI Founded on Bnrnaud’a Richard 111., with an ENTIRELY ORIGINAL OPENING, presenting for tho first time at this Theatre the KITTY BLANCHARD Burlesque Com bination I GEORGE LOSOII, Musical Director, with a Band of Twelve Selected luitramontaliate. No obango In prices. BEST COMPANY IN AMERICA. MONDAY, May 5, 1873, during the week and at tho Matinee, after weeks of preparation, Bartley Campbell’s now play, wiltton expressly for this Theatre, entitled NEW SORNBRY-Long Island Sound 1 (Now.) Due- Inya Cottage! (Now.) Tho Varney Villa Illuminated. Tho East River by Moonlight. In Rehearsal, * * Tho Gentle Savage," and In propara, tlon, 11 Through Fire." AMPHITHEATRE. ’* (Formerly Nixon’s.) MOMDAY, May 6, every evening during the week and Saturday Matiuco, the WONDER OF WONDERS VANEK, THE GREAT DECAPITATOR. MIOHIGM-AY, BAPTIST OH’OH. TUESDAY evening, MayO, tho talented and boroSo EDITH O’GOEMAN, ™ t»fro U o^ P^ *o O N vfer?T fiIJP and tl thß “• IlOMlslf SCHOOL SYSTEM.” Tickets 60 oont*. Reserved seats, 75 cent*. For sale at Carpcntor A Sheldon’s, 058 Wabash-av. 10UAY, MY 12, AND NOT UNTIL THEN, ft Great Fomml Slav. 1,000 MEN AND HORSES. Five Mammoth Tents. TWO EttOEMOUS MEKAGEEIES, A Double Oirouß and Two Magnificent Mu ooutns, will exhibit at Chicago ONE WEEK ONLY, as follows: WEST SlDE—Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. May 13,13,14 and 15, corner Madison and Eliza both-sts.; and SOUTH SIDE, corner State and Twonty-Booond-sts,, two days only, Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 17, after noon and evening. See future announce ments, programmes, So. Wait For It. AT)ATVT 'POREFAUGH. Proprietor. AMUSEMENTS. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. MONDAY, MAY 13, niisT witKic oir Mr. Josh Hart’s MoVIOKER’S THEATRE. STAR LECTURE 00UESE. Will deliver Mb now locturo, “Our Folks and Otlior Folks,” HOOLEY’S THEATRE. CIRCUS AND MENAGERIE. THREADS. I & F. COATS’ •' BEST SIX-COED Wit and Slant Tints Are soft finished, without the use of any sub stance whatever to produce un artificial gloss, thereby preserving tho superior strength of elx-cord thread. The new shade of black has a silkou polish, and all numbers are warranted six-cord to 100 Inclusive. For Sale by all Dry Goods Dealers. ASK FORJ. &P. COATS’BLACK, And use It for Msohino Rowing. DISSOLUTION NOTICES. DISSOLUTION. Tho copartnership heretofore existing between tho un dersigned, under the firm name of 0. Strong A Co., la this day dissolved by mutual consent, Charles Strong con* tinning tho business In bis own name. CIIAS. BTRENQ, MAX FROIILIOH. Chicago, May 6, 1873. DISSOLUTION. The copartnership heretofore existing between John Jones and Peter Horn Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The business will bo continued by Peter Horn, at tbo old stand, 110 Doarborn*st. Mayl, 1873. FRACTIONAL CURRENCY. $5 Packages OP 1 FRACTIONAL CDBRENGY TOR BALE AT TMBDKE OFFICE. RAILROAD TIME TABLE. RRIVAI. MID DEPARTURE OF TRAINS, .Mftnngor, Winter Arran premeut. Fxpmhatiom op nrpßnENor. Majikb.*~ t Saturday ot< cooled. • Sunday oxcoptcd. 1 Monday excepted. I Ar* rl*o Sunday at8;00a. m« 6 Pally. MICHIGAN CENTRAL ft GREAT , Snot n/' lukf.tl .an<tj< •I'icUel ojfltf, 76 Conflict., co Mall Ma main and alp lino). Day (express Jackson Accommoilnlloij.... Atlantic Express Night Express INDIANAPOLIS VIA PRIUntOAU. Mall Night Express..... GRAND 11APID8 AND PKNIWATRIt. Morning Express Wight Express....... CHICAGO & ALTON F Chtragn, A tln<> it HI. l.'i'ih Throu (ito ) rt«u ih-jri rnultfrom Chtrag Vff-ot, H'ctr fi’iiln, utitr Madi<on> .DLRROTOIt St. T/mh A Springfield Express, via Main l.lne Kansas Oily Fast Express, via Jacksonville, 111., and l.oulst ana, Mo.. , Wonona, Laoon, Waslilngton Ex press (Western Division.) Joliet A Dwight Aceomo’dntlon. 61. JjOulii A Springfield Lightning Express, via Main Line, and also via Jacksonville Division Kansas Oil/ Express, via Jack* sonvtllo, 111., A Louisiana, Mu.. Jollorsun City Expre55.,,......... Peoria, Keokuk A llurl’n Ex T Dally, via Main Lino, and dal Jacksonville Division. It Dally, ' except Monday, via Jacksonville CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & 8 ETnton Depot, corner Jlit'llton anti Milwaukee. St. Paul A Minneap olis Day Express 1 9:00 a. m. 17:20 ft. ra. Milwaukee A Pralrlo du Chlcn Mall and Express • 4:30p, m. 'll:2oft. a. Milwaukee. St, Paul A Mlnneap ollsNlghi Exprosa tOiOQp.m. *6:oop.m. CHICAGO. BURLINGTON &( Depolt~-FOot q f Lnhe-it,, Indiam a nd farm/ and Sizteenth.eti, D'i ami ni (Itpuff Mall and Express Dubuque ana Sioux City Exp. Pacific Fast Lino Galesburg Passenger Mendota A Ottawa Passenger. Aurora Passenger........ Aurora Passenger. Aurora Passenger (Sunday) Dubuque A Sioux City Exp Pacific Night Express Downer’s Grose Accommodation Downer’s Grove Accommodation Ottawa and StreatorPassongor.. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. Depot foot of Ixtke-*l. and fool of Ticket office, 76 Canal.il,, corner of .Ifailfian, Leave, Arrive. fit. Louis Express • 7:30 a. m. • 9:00 p. m. St. Louis Fast Lino t 6:15 p. in. * 7:55 a. m. CalroMall • 7:30 a. m. ’ 9:00p, tn. Cairo Express t R:lsp. m. * 7:55 a. m. Springfield Express • 7:30 a. m. • 9:00 p. m. Springfield Express t R:lsp. m. * 7:65 a. ni. Dubuque A Sioux City Ex * 9:15 a. m. * 2:00 p. m. Dubuque A Sioux City Ex tfl:00p. m. * 7:00 a. m. ••Oilman Passenger • 6:15 p. m. • 9:00 a. m. Ilydo Parkand Oak Woods • 6:I0a. m. • 6:43 a. m. HydoParkand Oak Wood • 7:10 a. m. • 7:45 a. m. Ilydo Park and Oak Woods S 9:00 a. m. * 8:40 a. m. Hyde Park and Oak Woods (12:l0p. m. • 9:00 a. m. Hyde Park and Oak Woods • 3:00 p. in. 410:30 a. ro. Hyde Park and Oak Wood* • 4:30u. m. 4 1:45p, mil Hyde Park and Oak Woods • 5:15 p. m. 1 6:20 p. ro. Ilydo Park and Oak Woods * fldOp. ni. • 6:55 p. ra, Hy do Park and Oak Woods *11:001). ni. • 7:35 p. m. ••On Saturdays this train will bo run to Champaign. CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD. Ticket office, 31 llVe< MailUonu, Leave. Arrive. Pacific Fast Lino '10:15 a. ra. * 8:45 pi ra!" Dubuque Day Ex. via Cllutoa.... 10:15 a. ra, 8:45n. m. Pacific Night Express tl0:15p. ra. (6:30 a. m. Dubuque Night Ex. via Clinton.. 10:15 p.m. 6:30 a. m. Freeport A Dubuque Express • 9:15 a. m. • 2;00 p. m. Freeport <k Dubuque Express • 0:15 p. m. * 7:ort a, m. Milwaukee Mall • 8:00 a. m. *10:15 a. m. Milwaukee Express * 9:30 a. ra. * 4:00 p. ra. Milwaukee Passenger * 6:00 p. m. * 7:40 p.m. Milwaukee Passenger (dally) {11:00 p. m. 4 5:00 a. m. Croon Bay Express 9:40 a. ra. * 7:16 p.m. Ht. Paul Express M 0:10 a. m. 6.00 p. m« Croon Bay Express * 9:00 p. m. * 6:20 a. m. St. Paul 19:3(1 p. m. t 6:60 a. m. CHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAI Depot, corner of Jlarriion and 1 Omaha.Leavenw'th&AtcblionEx •] Pom Accommodation * Night Express tl Leavenworth A Atchison Express +: LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD. Dtpnt, comer JTarrUon ami Khermnn-tls. Ticket ofteet, nortntrett corner Clark and liandolph-tlt,, and eouthtresl corner t’amd and Maditon-itt. Mull, via Air Liao and Main Line * Special Now York Express, via Air Line * 9:00 a. m. * i Atlantic Express, via Air Line.. 6:15 p.m. I NlchtKxprass, via Main Lino.... *19:00 p.m. *1 Klkbnrt Accommodation.......... • 11:40 p. m. Mi South Chicago Accommodation.. 18:00 m. CHICAGO. DANVILLE & VINCENNES RAILROAD. rauengn Depot at l\, C. tC SI. Louie Depot, comer of (Ta na! and Kintie-»te, freight and Ticket office 163 ira,ftfn<7-fon-,/. Ma 11...... * 7:40 a. m.i* 1:40 p. ra. Evansville & Term llauto Ex.... * 7:00 p. ra.lt 7:30 a. ra. PITTSBURGH. FORi WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILROAD. Day Express Pacific Express East IJno Wall Valparaiso Accommodation. CHICAGO & PACIFIC RAILROAD. (OPEN TO JIOBELLE.) Depot corner UaUledjind L'orth Jlranch-ite, General office 16 Metropolitan Jihek, corner Jtandatph and LaSalle-ete. Roselle Accommodation, River Park Accommodation, Rivor Park Accommodation, CHICAGO, INDIANAPOLIS & CINCINNATI THROUGH LINE. VIA KANKAKEE ROUTE. 2Vom (A« Great Central JiaUroad Dejtot, foot of Lake-el, i’or through Uektte ami eleeping-ear berthe apply at Ticket office, 75 CUnal-4(., corner Uaditon; ISO Tremont Uouee, corner Congreee-el. and Michigan-av.; aleo foot of Tieenty-eeeond-et, Loavo Chicago Arrive at Indianapolis Arrive at Cincinnati Only lino running Saturday night train to Cincinnati. Pullman sleepers on night trains. FA IE BANKS 1 |r"Tj STANDARD H SCALES - RL IS—. rA OF ALL SIZES. &OQ iu and 113 lake.st. MEDICAL CARDS. DR. C. BIGELOW CONFIDENTIAL PHYSICIAN, 464 Stato-st., Chicago. It is well known by all renders of the papers, that Or. O. Bigelow la tho oldest established physician In Chicago, Science and ezpnrionce have niado Dr. U. tho moat re. nuwned SPECIALIST of tho ago. honored by the press, esteemed of tho highest medical attainments by all tho medical institutes of tho day, haring doroted TWENTY YEARS OP HIS LIFE In perfecting remedies that will cure positively all oases of CHRONIC AND SPECIAL DISEASES in both sexes. „„ CONSULTATION FREE. SEPARATE PARLORS for ladies and gentlemen. Call. CORRESPONDENCE CONFIDENTIAL. Address nil letters, with stamps, to Dr. 0. BIGELOW, No. 464 State-st. COBURN Medical Institute, 178 and 177 South Olark-st., corner Monroe, Chicago, founded and conducted by Dr. J. O. Coburn, for tho treatment and cure of all forms of chronic and apodal diseases In both sexes. This Institute is unquestionably the most scientific in this country for the treatment of diseases. Dr. Coburn is a regular graduate of medicine, and has throe diplomas from the host collages In tho world, and has had more experience In the troatmou Icf private diseases than any physician Young men who require a physician never fall to hud »P°ody re lief and a rermanont cure at the hands of Dr. Loburn. Send two stamps for his hooks on male and female disease J *. .hu mtitrnifl in sealed envelopes. Address letters, Dr. T° h 01.rk..t,, 0h1c.,0 111. AlloonfUtential. Office hours: oa. m. toB p. m.; Sunday, 3 to 4 p. in. | JOHN JONES, PETER HORN. NO CURE! TToQU NO PAY 2! JL/ X • JuLv^cXX!) 800 South Clark-st., Chicago, May be confidentially consulted, personally or by mall, free of charge, on all chronic or nervous diseases. DU. J* KEAN fa the only physician In tho city who war* rants cures or no pay. Office hours from Ua. m, to 8 p.m. DR. A. G, OLIN, 18.7 South Clark-st., Chicago, tho longest engaged and must successful Specialist in the treatment of all private, chronic, and nervous diseases In both sexes. Send two stamps for Medical Treatise. Full information. Con* suUatlon free. Correspondence confidential. Separata rooms fur ladles and gentlemen. Board, attendance, etc PRESCRIPTION PRBE For tho speedy cure of Nervous Debility. Early Decay; and the whole train of gloomy attendants, Less of Memo* ry. Energst Ao. Any druggist has the ingredients. Ad* dress JHI. lULTON A 00.* Cincinnati. Ohio. RAILROADS •nty-utond’A Uion. WESTERN bof q/’ Tictt, truer qf Madj Arrive, /.fare. * 8:15 p. m. * 8:00 p. m. (10:2') a. Hi. 4 8:00n. m. f*0:80 a. tu. ■ 5:30 ft m. • H:o<j a. in. ( 3:3.5 p. in. 4 5:15 p. m. t*9:otip. m. *B:4sn. ra. •8:30 am. 8:00 p. to. •fl:f)0a. ra. * 5:30 a. m. 13:10 p. m. 9,00 a. m. 19:10 p. m. 11 UN BY O. WENTWORTH. Qonoral Passenger Agent. (AILROAO. ugh lAnr, find Coubfai* igota Knniai CUy, Union .»(, trlila*. | /.tare, | Arritt, * ft:lop. ra. * 0:19 a. m. * 8:10 p. m. * 9:15 a. m. • 4:10 p. m. * 4:10 p. tu. * 8:10 p. m. * 9:40 a. m. T9:oop. m. 117:30 p. m. T9;oop. m. T9,00p, m. * 0;h0 r. m. 117:30 a. m. 07:30 a. m, * fl:10p. in. illy escape 8s via Main Lint Division. iturdsy, vis d, and dally If. PAUL Rl 11L WAY. Ticket Office tl Cannt-itu, indat Depot, Leave, Arrive. IUINCY RAILROAD. inKic., and Sizieenth-H., iektt office in Driggt Uoute Arrive. Leave. - * * 7:43 a, ro. • 4.15 p. in. * 9:10 a. m. * 2:10 p. tn.| •10:00 a. in. * 3:16 p. m. * 8:15 p. m. * 8:00p, mi * 4:20 p. tu. * 9:55 a. m, * 1:45 p. m. * 8:16 a. m. * s:3flp. m. * 8:55 a. m. I.OOp. m. 0:55 a. mj fOiOOp. m. t 7:00 a. m. +11:00p, m. 16:00 a. mj *ll:OOa. m. * 6:50p, m. * 6:15 p, m. * 7:16 a. in. 7:45 a.m. 8:00 p.m. (LROAD. iVcAsl offer. Arrive, Leave. '10:15 a. m. * 8:45 p. m. • 6:00 p. m. *.9:30 a. ro. Hu ;b0 p. m. t 7:00 a. m. Tl0:00p.m. t 7:00 a. in. Arrive. Leave t 950 p. m. 0:40 a. m. * 8:00 p. m. 8:00 a. ra. 16:30*. m. 10:10 a. m. 1:60 p. m, Arrive. Leave, Arrive. Leave, • 9:00*. m. t {5:10 p. in. ft t*9:oop. m. r • 4:65 a. ra. * 7:30 p. ra. 6:30*. tu. *8:00 a. ro. C:10p. ra. 8:50*. m. * 8:40 p. m. * Arrive, Leave, 6:00 a.m, 0:10 a.m. 6:15 a.m. 10:61 a.ra. B:BUp.ra. 7:21 p.m. * 8:00 a. m.l 8:00 p. m. * 4:70 p. ra. I 8:50 a. m. * 9:30 p. m.l 9:15 a. m. SCALES.