A GOOD WORK. Wbat tbo lluciano Society Is Acconf pushing. How Its Agent Manages; Affairs a 1 tho Stook-Yards. Instances of Cruelly Practised on Horses, Extract from tlio Socont Koyort of tho Society., ... Tbo Legislature of this Slate passed, Jri IBCO, ♦i»rough tho efforts of a few men, a law for tho prevention of cruelly to animals, which, while its provisions wore excellent and oovorod tho ground reasonably well, yot failed to accomplish anything since its enforcement was loft to tho police force alone.' In Ohicogo, then under tho control of tho old Board, tho lymphatic -Brown, tho; phlegmatic Gund, and tho dogmatic Tile ivortb, no effort was mado to carry put tho law. Tho policemen did not troublo .themselves about it, cither.boenuso they woro naturally disinclined to tako. troublo, because. they did not want to give offonso to a person who was maltreating on animal, or because they saw nothing wrong in tho matter. Thus, onco upon a time, a horao was sunstruok on Twenty-ninth etroot, and abandoned by .his owner to die of hunger and thirst. Tho animal lay. thcro for somo time, partly supplied with food and water by tho women and children who lived in tho .vicinity. It finally died thoro, but not until Its oyos had boon oaten out by insects. A p*- llcoman on that beat had his attention called to *,bo matter, but declined to toko any notice of it, lost ho might offend the owner of tho animal, pre ferring to outmgo tho sensibilities of tho public. Ho oven declined, for tho samo reason, to testify in tho cose. Thoanattor was brought boforo a. Justice who-rofusod to .fine tho owner, on tbo ground that. thoro bad boon no abandonment, elnco tho animal had boon loft in a neighborhood whore pooplo lived. Such iudifforcnco on tho part of notice author ities aud subordinates, convinced tuoso who had boon instrumental iu procuring tho passage of tho law, that somo other. Instrumentality, must' bo resorted to to mako It of any avail. Conse quently in 1870, at tho tlmoof tho presence horo of Hr. Augolh who has been prominent in this work-in tho East, tho Illinois Humane* Society for the Provontion of Cruelty to Animats, was or ganized, hut had barely commenced operations when tbo firo camo to pub an ond to everything. Last spring tho Society was reorganized, and tho' members formed committees to solicit money. A law had also boon passed empowering County Boards to appropriate money to carry out tho law relative to tho provontion of cruelty to nuimals, and tho Commissioners of Cook County appropriated, $1,600 last year, which has been fnUlmilly and judiciously ex pended. An effort will soon bo mado to iuduco thorn to renow this, aud, in view of what has. been accomplished by tho Society, tbo Board cannot do a moro useful act than to mako tho appropriation asked for. One of tho first things tho Socioty did last year, was to station a man at the Stock Yards, that being a point whoro thoro has probably boon xnoro ill usage of animals than in tho rest of tho county. Cattlo havo boon brought in thoro which havo been three or four days on the road without food or water, uud it was part of his duty to boo that thoy woro attended to upon thoir arrival. Sheep, hogs, etc./ often camo in with thoir legs broken, ana it was necessary to sco that thoy wore not abused. This agent bad hot been thcro twenty minutes before ho was notified that a man bad tamed out bis horse south of tho Stock Yards with, a broken leg, to starvo there. Tbo officer wont out to in vestigate, aud found that the statement was cor rect and that tho animal, unable to movo, had grubbed up the ground around him to find some thing to eat. Then ho went to tbo man and asked him if ho owned tho horso. Ho said ho did. Was ho going to Icavo him thoro ? Yob, bo was. If ho could staud it, ho should thiuk tho community could. Tho homo had cost him $176. Then tho officer gave him a copy of tbo law, and tho man, after rowing it, said ho guessed ho had. bettor go and kill the horso, which ho did. Shortly afterwards a mao camo iu with a dock of sheep, which were in very poor condition. Tho officer noticed that the owuordid not havo them fed or watered, so be wont to' tho omployo of tho Yards who had charge of that service, and told him to do it. Ho naked who would pay him, whereupon tho officer called bis attention to the law, and asked if tho. stock waa not good for tbo fodder. Tho man thought it was, and attended to tbo sboop. Presently tho owner camo in, very angry, and wanted to know who had boon feeding bis sheep, and wbat right hohad to do it, for tbo sboop baa cost moro than they woro worth already. Ho, tooj was served with a copy of tho. law, read it, and finally camo to tbo conclusion that it waa a good thing. Another person at tho samo place bad somo sboop, aud a lamb jumped tho pon. Ho began boating it, and tbo officer remonstrated. Tho man told him to mind his own business, and, if ho did not. ho would whip him. too. ‘Tho officer stooped down to pick up tho lamb and put it back, aud tho owner did givo bim a blow with his whip. When tho officer was through with tbo lamb ho turned around and gave tho man a sound thrashing. After it was all oAor, tho owner, who had learned to respect the law, admitted that ho had boon served about right. Only a few days ago a hog broke away from tbo drovo. It was caught, and ono man bold it, whilo another sot on a bull-dog to bito it, which amusement lasted till it was partly oaten up. Tbo man was prosecuted and fined $lO. A case occurred recently on tho 'West Side, whoro a man bad a ono-oyed horse. Ho turned it out iuto a lot, and, in order that it might not run away, put out tho remaining eye. Certain outrageous practices in packing and daughter-houses have also koou stopped to a gicat extent. Whoro bogs woro lame, and could not bo driven up in tho building whoro they wo to to bo slaughtered, books wore put in their mouths, and thoy woro hoisted up. In killing hooves, the boms woro frequently knocked off whilo tho animals woro alive. Tho. butchers, hardened by thoir trade, were careless where thoy struck with thoir iron maces, and woro indifferent whether it took ono or moro blows to kill. Thoy havo boon known to strike tho animals ou tho Hide of tho hoad with so much violence that tho concussion has caused tho eyes to burst from their sockets. It was often tho case, also, that tho animals re fused to go iuto tho slaiightor-houso, smolling tho Wood as they did, ond seeing tbo bides ana boms of thoir predecessors. Iu such cases, thoy would punch thoir eyes out and then thoy could bo taken along without difficulty. Tbo follow ing is ou extract from tbo last report: Since placing an officer at the Union Block-Yards, clubs, goads, and such instruments ot torture have olmost wholly disappeared, though conivlainto atm reach us occasionally of cnioUlea to stock, after hav ing left tho yards. People there uud lu tho Wdntty at first careless and indifferent, are now prompt to rci’ort • cases of cruelly coming under thoir observation and to offer thoir services oa witnesses Jn procuring the conviction of offenders. Cattle, neglected by buyers havo been fed and watered at tho owners’ expense ami stock properly sheltered, and crippled and diseased cuttle formerly left ou the platforms whoc unloaded until such time oa commission merchants could dud huyora, often from twelvo to forty-eight hours, unable to take nourishment, ore now disposed of by tho otll cer, whose labors have been made moro pleasant and wo doubt not more effective, by tho wise counsel and ready sympathy of J. B. flhennan, tbo efficient Sunor iutcudoutof the Yards. Tho following letter Is bo gratifying to us that wo cannot forbear to give It a vhice In our report, coming us It, docs from such excel lent authority: Chicago, Jan, i, i»73 To the Vfftideni ami Secretary rtf the Jlltnuli ilumuu,So. etrh’: • GkntlemkHs wolakotbu opnorfunhyof writing jqu amt oxpruiislng ourselves lu retailor) tu the romilu of the labors ami good work of your Humans Society at tho Union Stock-Yard*, by aim through tlio faithful watch and euro of your oflicor, Mr. «J. McDonald. Tbufitook- Yard# id naturally Clio ptaco whoro (ho Inbora of your Society nro end havo boon uoodod. Wo (ako pleasure lu ■(ntlng that thn good results hero liaro boon very per coptlblu during tho prist year, Tho handllug of liTe etock that lias been taken from tho yards for city use, both in handling and In driving. baa boon done la much butter manner than during years past. Wo therefore congratulate you upon (ho remits of your good work, not ouly boro but throughout tho City of Chicago, and wish your organization may ho a permanent Inuo amongst us. Wo also wish you much succors la the utaro aud that your Hocioty may bo appreciated by all. Icspoctfully yours, dOIIN 1). BUEUMAN, Bupt. Geo. L. WiLt.iAJifl, Booy. 8o quietly bus this pood work gone on, that our oni cer there bus mads but sU arrests, all bough he bus been faithfully active in tho service of tho Society since last August. The slaughter-houses hsvo boon visited frequently, and some improvement has been noted. Crippled hogs aro now drawn up lu boxes to be slaughtered, la stead of, as formerly, by hooka stuck Into the nooks or legs. Owners of these houses have in several Instances expressed themselves In sympathy with our work, and anxious to correct any abuses made by employes. Complaints of wanton cruelty perpetrated in one par ticular house hive been made several times. Texas ptUIo seem to ha to been the principal sufferers, having had tMr-cyfl9 N a(rt?Rofl ofit, hdirtfl oflA uroJcro, haniM,oul Qf the WaptfhGnng.pchs. put,’ . 5 , * tholcsiimouygltoiii It, hos Men ▼®ryj« r fi tbwaWklandjldoutojf perrons*so ns to do tlio .offending cftt*blUhmanl*. m hopo,hQWtjToi' f Intake more effectual slops shortly, > WJion tho Society started. persons who at tempted to romoußtrcvto with those who woro wliinpiDg or otherwise abusing lioibcb woro very apt to-got nbnsed •tbomßolvon."' That, howovor, baa generally censed, and It boa begun to bo un derstood that there is a law which must bo ro npoctod, oven if in favor of dumb oroatnroa. It ia a raro thing now to sob dalvos, with their logs tiod; bring In tho hot min, or to ,soo fowls con fined in & oloao cqop without food or water. Tho Society recently suggested to, the publiahors of School Headers t to insert In thoir bonks articles > upon hnmauo subjects, so as to teach good les sons at a most impressible ago, ana 000 of them. Hr. Biohard iidwards, has notified tho Society of his intention to carry out what ho re gards as on excellent idea. Tho present Hoard of Police too is heartily In favor of enforcing tho 'law, and tho Superintendent of Police has Just - issued an order calling the special attention of tho men on tho forco to it. . But, after all that baa boon. done, much re mains to do, and, to do it requires money. : Tho county should mako its appropriation, and pri vate citizens should do their part. It' baa boon found,, however, that thoro is no object for whioh pooplo will givo: moro freely, so soon.as they loam that thoro; is. snob a society in exist ence. Thus, within a couple of days, J. B. Sher man, without solicitation, sont a chock for SIOO. Dr. Poster recently gave his check for a second hundred, and Messrs. T. S. Dobbins, E. F. Law rence, aud Ohauucoyßowon havo given tho samo amouut. EVANSTON. Contest for Prizes Among- Vnivorntty . Studonts—lTlootlug of tho Uoard of Trustees. . . Tbo'annual prize declamation contest between the Junior and Sophomore Classes of tho North western University took place In tho Presby terian Church, In that suburb, on Tuesday even ing. Tho two prizes woro established by the Bov. 0. E. MandovUlo and tho Bov.’ W. H. Burns, and each class elects five of its number to contest for them; At 8 o’clock tho divino aid< was invoked by President Charles U; Fowler, who., presided during the evening. Tho judgos, Col.-Wesley Broinard, tho Bov. A. L. Button, W. H. Wyokoff, Frederick D. Baymond, and Lorrin 0. Collins, Jr., woro charged by tho President' that iu making tho award, forensic pieces could enter for either prize, dramatic or pootio.for tho first only, -r Mr. A. B. Bobinson, of Lo Boy, • Kansas, pro nounced 1 “The Uses of Astronomy.” Tbo sneaker was nervous and somewhat constrained, which, coupled with a hesitancy at times, spoiled tbo effect. Mr, W. B. Bobinson, of Buffalo, N. Y., with tho “Eulogy on La Fayette,” presented a pleas ing contrast to tho former, being cool and self possessed. Mr. 0. A. Qaskill, of Now Berlin, N. Y., ren dered " Sportioim to tho Boman Envoys.” This gentleman put that dignified embassy in a cor ner, and, without doubt, mado thoir perturbed spirits quake. It is doubtful if tho old gladiator epoko with moro energy. Tbo Hock Hall Quoriotio favored tho audience with music. . Mr. M. 0. Lewis, of Chicago, selected for his declamation, “The Boturn of Bogalus,” ono to •which nis temperament admirably adapted him. His stylo was measured and alow, Into whioh ho infused all the acorn, bate, and feelings of su )oriority that fired tho soul of the old Boman iero,’ . ; • W. 0. Estes, of Bay View, Wis,, was tho next speaker. His selection, ‘‘The Slave Laws.” A lack of oarucstuoss, aud rapidity of utterance, greatly detracted from tho impression that tho speaker might havo mado. B. G. Honhs, of Bolla, Mo., is tho owner of a fine voice and very superior dcolairaor, and there was hut ono thing wanting,. energy, to have made his pronunciation of “Tho Per oration against Hastings” faultless. “Mona’s Waters” was finely spoken by D. 0. Blohl, of Evanston. Tho speaker throw a groat deal of expression iuto his delivery, aud brought tho difficult passages out admirably. Q. B. Ward, of Harvard, wm tho next speak er; tho “ Irish Alien” his subject, Ilisconcep tlou of tho piece waa good, • but tho onunciotion was too rapid, and at times indistinct. Miss Willard, of Highland Park, favored tho audience with tho solo “ Liston to tho Merry Skylark,” which was vehemently encored. Q. H. White, of Harvard; pronounced “ Crime Its Own Detector,” There was hut little of the ponderosity of Webster, but considerable dra matic power. Miss Emily E. Wlicadon, of Evanston, was tho last speaker of tho evening.’ Hor, theme, “The Scholar of Thoboi Bon Khorat.” Her effort was well received by (ho audience. The Himnau Quartette sang. Their motto should bo, “ Oh, ATusic /-.What discords ore per petrated in thy name I” The audience woro thou 'dismissed with & few remarks by tho President. , MEETING OP THE TRUSTEES. The Board of Trustees of tho Village mot on Tuesday evening. Present: 0. J. Gilbert, L. J. Gage, W. M. Blanchard, 0. A. Willard, H. G. Powers, and Wilson Phelps. Tho Com- on Streets and Alloys reported in favor of building a sidewalk on tho south side of Greenwood street, from Aabury avouuo to tho lake shore, and an ordinance was passed to that effect. Also, for the laying of a sidewalk on Aebuxy avonuo. An ordinance prohibiting tho owners of domestic animals from allowing them to run at large after tho 10th prox., under pen alty of not less that $3 or moro than $lO and costs, waa passed. A petition from W. H. Luut, Secretary of tho Northwestern University, asking for tho vacation of Simpson street, from Chicago ovonuo to Orrington avomio. and the alley in the adjoining block, was referred to tbo Committee on Streets and Alloys. A petition for tbo claying and gravelling of Asbury avonuo shared tho same fate. C. J. Oilboit aud H. G. Powers were appointed a committee to confer with tho Olork of tho Board and tho Street Commissioner in re gard to thoir compensation. The Board thonhold a. protracted discussion on water-works, ad journing to , meet in ono week, at which time water-works will ; bo tho only subject for discus sion.. THE PRIZE CONTEST of tbo composition classes of tho Ladies’ Col lege will tako place this evening at tho Congre gational Church. AMUSEBIENTS. aiken’s theatre. After a week of minstrelsy of the most elevat ed character, Aiken’s is again given up to the legitimate, Mias Laura Kcono and her company having taken their stand there for the week, opening the - engagement with Tom Taylor’s brilliant comedy, “ Our American Cousin." This has - not boon played in Chicago for a number of years, and while it has achieved a celebrity world-wide in extent, it is safe to say that thoro are many of our theatre-goers who have lot pass an opportunity to boo it. In doing so thoyhaVe lost much genuine amusement, and, should they endeavor to alone for thoixpast neg lect daring the present season, they will regret cordially that they then see It for tl\o- firat time. It is too well known, however, to warrant us in giving an outline of tqo plot, or oven of the characters, for tho genius of the author has made itself known oven among those who have failed to see tho play in Us entirety. Miss Keene has brought with her a company which, in point of individual as well i COlU kluod excellence, has rarely charmed an audience iu Chicago. In point of fact thoro have boon so few such smooth, oven performances in this city, that it Is almost a godsend to pass an evening whore tho crudity of nine-tenths of tho company aro not brought into more hideous deformity by the ex cellence of ono individual who strives to spread tho mantle of his own superiority over tho bal ance. Mibb Keene, long experienced on tho stage, an excellent actress herself, and a woman of good Judgment and tract, has succeeded in bringing together a - number of gentle men and ladies of good dramatic at lammeutß, and has, by tho preservation of a strict discipline, drilled tbora into norJoot har mony. 01 tho company now traveling with har 11,0 b »vo played tho samo parta /or throo S™.";,.. 01 " 1 . '!l’ on , lb0 “ 0 llvo “ thrown tUo n>- spoiisdill ty of tho piooo. 0/ tho holaifilo, it is hut Jtjsl to say that ovou in contrast with those SVf' lo good advantage, and will /imilsh good material iu time to come. Florence JVenc7mrd is Miss Keene’s original character, and has boon raado an especial study by her. It h. therefore, a most finished piece of acting. With a thorough appreciation of tho character s a consciousness that tho Interest of tho pioco depends far less upon its plot than upon the dialogue, situations, and inci dents ; and with a lady-llko hear ing, charming voice, and a good stage presence, she has assisted In tho formation of a character most charming to the audience. Florence Is tho " good angel" of tho pioco, who besides drawing out the good points of the other characters boa tho task of delivering Lord JbutuUrcarj/'i.ot his ik Urtlting ’ thn | fun-loving glri/WilK tho syihpalha(io ( 1 friend and iSOlf-Sabrlfiotog »* sho loaVos littlo to [ho; fioßlraa., Tboro.is, too Ilitlo fooling, a iirlflo of. oortimonplaco, lu hor Interview with Aftc/IJ/lir cotl, hot former lovor, but that 16 a .matter of tasto after all. Prom tbo rising of (bo curtain to tho going down of -tho same, sho carries with her the sympalScQ of tho audience, because oa Florence she enjoys tho fun thatoonvulsofl them! and by roaotivo forco compels thorn to share hor troubles. •' 1 Mr. Harry liable as Am Trcnchard , the Amer ican Cousin, shows a fair., conception of tbo character, bub Is iucliuod to carry to an, extreme point tbo natural freshness' and verdancy ox- Eootod in it. This ho shows in. his gooturos and Is stage business. Hence the extraordinary eolf-posßOßflion, which is oupposod to bo ono of th‘o most marked features of ,tbo . -part, contrasts quoorly with , tho sohool-boy actions widen two occasionally sandwiched In, and which destroy tho unity, of the part. It is true that tho groat forco of tho character lies In its striking contrast with tho others, in which there Is tho similarity of a com ,mou brooding and prejudice, but tho contrasts introduced by Mr. Hawk dlvldo Asa Trcnchard ,in to two occasionally dinthict persons, oaoh a sort of dramatic Siamese twin. It is uot to bo supposed. however,. that’ Ida performance la not excellent. Tho error Into which ho falls is only noticeable bodauno, with that oxcoption, tho. remainder is good. , . ■ ' Mr. Frank Mordaunt takes tho part of Abel Jl lurcott , tbo besotted clerk of Mr. Coyle, ottor noy-at-law. Mr. Mordaunt la well* known In Chicago, and bore ns woll as iu other cities this gentleman has secured a reputation for con scientious acting which is sufficient to start a loss worthy artist on a star ring tour forthwith. As Abel Murcotl ho added considerably to tho good impression ho has mado horo during tho earlier part of. tbo sea son. Ho dressed, looked, and aotod tho clmroc .tor to perfection. Gifted with a fine figure, im posing in height and In carriage, a rich, doop, melodious voice, his appearance In tho character of a wretched and sodden victim to drink, pre serving Just enough of manhood to grope his way back to a , higher and nobler life, was sufficient ' to hisuro him a good reception; and though tbo character is not ono which appeals directly to tho average znau who applauds tho goody sentiment, or tho woman who admires tho "beautiful language Miss Cunh man uses,” Hr. Mordaunt succeeded in awaking a most profound Interest in the pact. Hr. Bobort Moldrum, as JUnnCU, appears to havo conceived as accurately as it Til pbaalblo for anybody to' do tho lordly, consequential, pig headed character of an English butler. There Is something about &u English butler which pro vokes laughter. Tho effort to rocouoilo his pompous solemnity with monial labor; to sup pose that anything so imperturbably proper could do anything but bow with dignity seldom fails to end In an explosion of laughter, and when that magnificent impersonation of decorum is observed „on the stage before hundreds of pooplo It needs no exaggeration to’ mako ft perfectly unctuous la Its* humorous possibilities. Bach a character docs Hr. Hoi drum present ; or. would, provided that ho did not go so fearfnlly out of lus way to introduce an “ h.” Tbo effort to do so for mero effect Is too palpable, aud tho object is unworthy of an actor who shows himself as capable os does Hr. Moldrum. .In tho collar scono in tho last act ho shows a keen appreciation of humor, and intro duces some tolling bits of business. Mr. Coyle . tho designing attorney, is played by Hr. H. Pierson. It docs not givo tho actor much scope, but what littlo there Is to it is mado tho most of. Mr. W. H. Otic, Jor< Fundrcai'y, has as much as anybody tbo choice of spoiling or per fecting tbo piece. Fortunately ho docs the latter, displaying originality whoro it could scarcely havo boon looked for. and acting ovouly and with spirit throughout tho entire performance. The cream of tho absurdity of such a character is his ut ter unconsciousness of its absurdity. If Chad band hud intended to bo facetious iu bis dis quisition upon tho advantages and responsibili ties Incident to being a “ human boy.” no'would never have excited a smile. Dundreary's in nocence of his superlative folly is tho most ludicrous thing in tho picco, and fortunately tho illusion is sustained throughout. . Mr. Otis drosses tho part woll, richly, snobbishly, but uot vulgarly, if the distinction can bo discerned. Tho minor characters woro all woll taken, but tho hour forbids individual 'mention of tuom. Taken as a whole, tho performance is ono of un usual morrit, and tbosizoof tho audience last evening waa ample testimony to tho public esti mate of it. VANEK AT NIXON’S. Tho third week of Prof, Vanok’s engagement at Nixon’s opened on Monday evening, with on ontiro change of programme, many of ills tricks having boon withdrawn to give’ place to ’ others of an entirely different variety, but equally pleasing and neatly exe cuted. Tho groat decapitation mystery has boon retained, and still puzzles tho curious'aud defies solution. Tho change in tho pro gramme has had tho effect of sua aining tho popular interest in the Serformanco. The illusionist’s' manner is so elightfully mild and good-uaturod, and his ac cent aud voico so persuasive, that ho fairly charms his audiences into a bona fido belief in his familiar spirits. Our “ Parhor’e.” now, (ben, Chicago may bold up bor head among men. Wo havo have had everything first-cbißß ex-. c«pt restaurants,- and whenever that subject has been broached to a Chicagoan, ho admits our want. Such need be tho caeo no longer. With tbo opening to-day of tho “ I’arker's,” dawns a now ora. It occupies the ontiro eix stories of tho building just in the roar of GoodoU ts Walter’s magnificent Superior Block on Clark street, nearly opposite tho Oourt llooso, and is furnished with an air -of elegance and luxury seldom seen West. It Is reached through a broad entrance, guarded by two- beautiful street-lamps, at Kos. 77 and 70 South Clark street, which leads direct to tbo lunch-room, whoro, at any time of day or night, tbo wants of tbo inner-man will bo attended to. Ou tho next floor Is the ladles’ grand saloon, which is truly gorgeous lu oil its details,—al most to extravagance,—and is to bo presided over by. gentlemen of color, with white ■ aprons, ties, and gloves. Thcro will bo two lady cashiers here. A.U abovo this floor will bo private club-rooms. Those floors aro reached by & broad flight of stairs, as well as steam elevator. 11 Parker’s ”Is oi>enod by Messrs. Warden A Oregon, both old and able hotol-meu, tho former six ye&re with tho Parker House, Boston: tho latter with ho Victoria House, St. Johns, K. D. Thoy bring with thorn Mr. Traiy as hoad coot, a man who has ticklod the palates of oplcurlans for years at tho Fifth Avcnuo Hotol, How York: also tho head pastry-cook of tho Parker House, Boston.—whoso fame as - the originator of tho French rolls is world-wide. Our pooplo can rest assured of gelling at tho “Parker’s” only wines and cigars of their own direct Importation. Tho importing house of Abram Frouch A Co., No. &>7 Wabash avonuo, whose wares graco nearly overy well ordered, first-class table, in somo shnno or otbor, fur nished tho china (made expressly for them), glass, silverware, and cutlery, which is ssylug all that cun ho said of those auxiliaries; ’ whilo tho well-known firm of Bassett A Co., HU South Clark, who, by tho way. havo done tho plumbing and gas-fitting lu nearly tUi our hotels, furnished throughout those now stylo crystal chandeliers, tho effect of which is beautiful In deed ; while tho Thayer A Toboy Furniture Com pany furnished the massive walnut fixtures as well as joautlfuily-upUblfllerod furniture. Desirable Residence and Lots at Auction. Our readers will not fall to make a note of tho auc tion sale, this (Thursdiy) afternoon at 2 o’clock, on the premises, of that very desirable residence, arid lot 80x125 feet, on tbo southwest comer of West Washing ton and Lincoln strode, by 0. 0, Thayer A Co„ Heal Estate Auctioneers and Brokers. Tho property Is lo cated in ouo of tho most desirable portions of tho West Side. SurroumlJga aro all llrat-clasu. Parlies in search of o pleasant homo should embrace tho opportunity hero offered to Invest. 0. WV & E. Fardrldffo & 00., Nos. 118 to 121 Ska to street, are now open ing a largo lino of Luma lace shawls aud sacqucs at very low prices; 1,000 . pieces bluett and colored dress ellk; buyers cau savo at least 40 per cent. Look at our 25 cent hemstitched handker chiefs ; you will pay 80 cents elsewhere far no bettor goods. Will open this week over 800 cases assorted spring dry goods. Buyers cun savo one-third, their money. Humboldt Park Residence Association. Tho members of tho above Association ovo hereby notified that a meeting will bo hold at their rooms, on Thursday, May 22, at i o’clock p. in., for tho purpose of considering Iho propriety of disposing by lottery of nil tho uusold lots nut disposed of iu tho 40 acres on division street, bordering Humboldt Park on tho east. 0. I’bokustino, Secretary, Tho Tromont House Sale. Tho salo of tho furniture of tho Tromont ITouflo will be continued this uiurulng, at 10 o'clock, beginning In tho dining-room, thcuco to Congress Hull and billiard* room, closing all to-day. Suo tho advertisement of Butters & Co., tho Auctioneers. Tho Doavor Mixed Hat U thorniest mode for gentlemen—a dress hat for summer wear—lntroduced by Parker hi Tilton, No. 63 Clark street, opposite tho Court-House. Tho Latent Thing in Hats. Parker & Tilton, No. 83 Clark street, opposite ihe Court-House, have introduced their summer style beaver mixed dress hat, the lightest and most stylish hat over manufactured. Tho Genuine Geyser Spring Water is drawn by Book & Raynor, at both their stores. I y,' hoWie^pathy/v 7- Sicftrid ttify’s Session) of (lie Illinois Medical Association. rntorGsting -Papera on a Va riety of Topics. Eomoivi Why Dkdasos of Woman . Piiouui' Bo*} .Studied • as a . ,t ' : . BpQOiftlty, , Tlio Influence ,of (h? Mind. Oyer the Heart . In Causingi))soasos* Tho Homoopotlilo Medical Association ro eumed business at 10 o’clock yesterday morning,- la the Oouheil Chamber. Tho attendance'was muoli larger than on ( tho first • day, among tho audionco being many fair disciples of Halmo .maun. President Pcarco called tho Convention to order, . . , . NEW DELEOATSa. Tho following-named gentlemen, In addition to thoso present yesterday, reported to lUO Secre tary: W. 0. Barker, Waukegan ; E.M. McAffoo, Mount Carroll 5 Ji Wright, Bloomington; J, A. Vincent, Springfield; F. H. YaaLlow, Aurora; E. Pearsons, Kowanoo 5 E. W. Beebe,’ Evansville, Wls.; 0.0. Panoatock, LaPortoj Ind,; R. B.Waloa, Lanark, HI. ; H. P. Qatohell, Kenosha,- Wis. 5 A. W. Woodward, 11. B. Briggs, H. J. Under wood, M. Ni Johnson, W. B. 6rceuo, 11. R. Stout, -T. W. Marolhis, Chicago. W. E. Pago, of Appleton,.Wia., M,L. Rood, Jacksonville, and 0. V. Pah-banks,: Ottawa, sent noat letters mourning tholr inability to attend tho sessions of tho Convention. • • TWIBTWO AHTEGIE9. Dr. Dan forth, of Chicago, was invited to ro lato his ezporionco.aa to tho officaoy of torsions to arrest hemorrhage!. Ho had found tor sion useful in tho oaso of small arteries, and in tho case of large arteries when they wore clear of tho sheath and could bo conveniently handled. Dr. Pratt gave his experience. EFFICACY OP ELECTRICITY. Dr. Danforth spoke on morbus caxairas, or hip diseases. A boy who had boon crippled a few months ago was produced, to show, how success fully operations could bo performed. Dr. Dan forth had restored his power of locomotion. Ovarian tumor, In tho fluid state, was treated of at considerable length, tlio Doctor relating how he haa operated by moans of tho galvanic bat tery, effecting what ho considered to bo o per manent cure. The lady subject was present, and testified to tho excellent condition- of her health. If tho tumor did not reappear before tho next mooting of tho Association, they might reasonably conclude that it would never appear. Urethra stricture had boon cared by galvanism. Ho advised tho application of tho nogalivo cur rent to tho diseased parte in all coses. An in strument was exhibited and explained by which hemorrhoidal tumors wore crushed and absolutely removed. Dr. 8. B. Colo, of Chicago, presented a paper on “Retained Placenta." It was, uudoubtely, very able, but it took an accoucheur or a mid wifo to understand It. FEMALE DISEASES. Dr. E. Ludlam, of Chicago, road a paper giv ing.ll Borne reasons why tbo diseases of women should bo studied as a specialty." Ho said: There aro three reasons why tho diseases of women should bo studied as a specialty, viz.; First, because of tho distinctive organization, susceptibilities, and social rotations of women os a class ; second, because of tho peculiarities which pertain to tho physicians in whoso profes sional care they will bo placed; and, third, be cause, manifestly, wo are on the ovo of im portant developments in uterine- therapeutics. Ho treated of tho several Influences andpccuU aritiosof women,and of tho necessity of difforon trating tho sexual from tho non-soxualsymptoms. Tho oxtouaivo range and the vast importance of tho health of women made it necessary that special men should study special diseases. Tho pursuit and practice of tho diseases of women, as of diseases of tho mind and nervous system, involved peculiar difficulties, and imposed pocu liar'obligationa. Physical exploration was used by all classes in common, but tho peculiarities oflon eluded tho most diligent scorch. In a given case, how could they gauge tho modifying mfluouco of the menstrual periods or of preg nancy, sterility, tho puerperal state or tho “menopause?" What instrument would register tho effects of disappointed love, or hope, or am bition? A shiftless husband, a gossiping neighbor, an anonymous . letter, a sowing machine, or an uumitigablo mothor-jn-law would
put tbo case beyond all ordinary moans of. phy sical analysis and cure. What the touch, tho scund, and tho speculum could not dissolve, should ho ovokod through a species of exclusion, cross-questioning, and rigid analysis.; Ho be lieved they wore on tho ovo of important dis coveries In utorino therapeutics, and urged tbo necessity for a series of now provings on women, which provings should bo made with tho greatest possible care and discrimination. Anotberroqui sito was tho study of tho differential diagnosis of tho diseases of the female generative system. Ho impressed on tho profession tho necessity of exact diagnosis and correct notes on which to haso general conclusions. President Pearce complimented tho paper of Dr. Ludlam for its ability and admirable sugges tions. Dr. Ballard was of the same mind, and, in ad dition. deprecated tho introduction of foreign material into tbo vagina. Dr. B. N. Foster fully Indorsed tbo sentiments of Dr. Ludlam, and spoko concisely and with much eloquence. There was a general approbation of tbo paper. THE HALF-OUrHAN ASYLUM. Dr. S. P. Hedges presented bis fifth annual medical report of the Nursery and, Half-Orphan Asylum. Tbo report showed that while tbo ay-. orago number of children constantly la the In stituton was 112, there had boon only four deaths In allduring the last year. Then) were ninety-four oases of fever ; only a fow diseases of tbo air passagos occurred. Tboro aro now 10 children sick with measles. - Nona have died. Dr. H. ex hibited amorbid specimen illustrating a recent fatal case of’dipthoritio croup which occurred in tbo Asylum. THE MIND AND THE HEART. Dr. E. M. Halo, of Chicago, road-an enter taining paper on Tho lulludnco of the Mind Over the Heart in' Causing- Disease.” Ho told tbo story of tlio condemned criminal, who was blindfolded, bis arm bared and pricked, and water madd to drop so tbat ho thought ho was being bled to death, though ho really lost no blood. It was all tho same, however, as tho man died. A young lady who dreamed she was going to dlo at 12 o’clock tho next day, wrote a Totter to her father, saying, " goodbye,” played a few tuuda ou her guitar, and at noon sat down and breathed her last. There was another young lady who got the'samo notion in her beam, ana made up her mind to dio. A young doctor thought ho could fool her, so ho gave her an anodyne that made her sleep beyond tbo .time aho had fixed for her final departure.' Ou awaking sho was informed that the time hod fiossod, and sho continued to livo. It was strange hat physicians wore likely to dio of tho disease which was their specialty. Incidentally, it was stated that butchers, who were familiar with tho sight of animal blood, wore most likely to faint at tho sight of human blood, and frequently did so. A singular book had boon published in England, treating of tho diagnosis of tho'crucifixion of Christ, by tho emi nent Loudon surgeons, William Btroud and Blr J. V. Simpson, in which they claimed that Christ died of a literally broken heart. Ho believed it was'sufficiently proved that tho mind bad a ma terial influence over tbo heart, and tho subject was worthy tho careful attention of practising physicians. ... At 1 o’clock tho Convention adjourned until 2. nnorsY. After tho Convention reassembled In tho after noon. Dr. O. M. MoAffoo, of Mount Carroll, gave a history of a casoof dropsy with tho remedies used. Several other gentlemen gave instances of oases that oamo uuclor their observation, all of which grow moro or loss convalescent. Dr. wooygalt spoke of the application of tho slmilla in practice. In tho courso of his re marks ho observed that whlskoy, coffee, and tea, injurious to some, wore necessary to others as nutrition, and that some persons washed too much.Jjffho temperaments and and their ohar aotorisnea woro given Tho almilla could ho safely relied upon In most cases. Dr. 0.0. Olmsted, of Fond da Lao, wia., was given a voice in tho debates. Dr. H. B. Fellows road about “ Facial oxnroa fllon of our remedies,” indicating hia experience of the physiognomical phenomena produced by TMAt tbs; "ww. t tfiq Vsrinos homoohilhio nikti. .mocopoia. i j-j , , , ■ ■ a»u»4 A contlem an! ! wohdorful compound salve. . 5_ N L/'"' ■' s , Moms uifiw Mfiioinn*; ', *~\ \ now members woro olootod 11. Kulo, T» P. Mills, Helen J, Underwood, Maria N. Johnson, J. 1). O’Aioott, W. B. Green Q A HMI, C. RrilMrW™, W. T. Bkwta. O. B. Tart -liU r «t» E»G-.'II. Jlioaolop, Chicago, 11. n. Bimr. Aim,-- Ca ny W. P. Bojgo, liArlvlllo ; O h auoatook, LoPorto, Ind. * ° _ _ _ VAOOINATIOK, I ,T - ollman ; ot Chicago, treated of vao ojiikllon in n Wily Interesting , to. his audience Ho ho ovod lymph might hotter ho token from a healthy child, though Protich surgoona hod ■proved that, lymph taken from scrofulous ohil not dangerous. Tho, pock should bo C!®? 0 . 1 “ “ v , 017 °? 80 - ' Tllo admixture of blood rrom an, nnoioan ■ lanco convoyed more danger DJ ? tom ‘hen anything cine. ■ The lancet Bliolild —he. .oloannoa -very. often. :Ho told .about a woman who had emall-pox olßlil Uniofl hofoto it conquorod lior,- and n cone where ho. vacolnalod ono poraon olrlnen tirnon. tie had known, oaeoa.of . persons, badly marked ' ,h °™ B fßoin taken with smaU-pox inddlo“ juncture 11: ‘M. Bincom.of Porn, 111 :Was made a member. * 1 i„Sl;^?i G i , i'. :Doob! ’' S f „ Ohicsgo,’dilated on “In-' Juma and diseases of tho Jointa." morUn mootlng adJonrnca 10 o’clock thin- BOOtAHt,B, \ 1 . A aupnor and sociable was given In tho even ing at tho Hahnomnnu Medical College, where there woro speeches;. “CASTING OUT DEVILS." Letter from tho Rev* Jonathan Blanchard* ' WnsATos, II!., May 10,1673. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune: '. , ' Sin s Hi your trl-wookly issue of to-day, an editorial says: “If tho United Presbyterians, and tho Cynosures and Telescopes, aro w awaro of any mjehafoodfulmystbiy [in tho granges}, they •aro certainly not doing tholr duty by the /Arm ors if they keep it'to’lhbmsolvcß..;, . Lot them tell what they know, or forever after hold their peace.” I wish to r.oapond to your coll upon ns; and tho more. as I aoo, by notices of tbo press, that tho real opinions and principles of tho move ment in opposition to secret societies aro.vory imperfectly understood. Oar objection to tho granges is, that, to tho best of our knowledge and belief, they are a flank-movo mont of tho Masoulo lodge to rope in the. farmora to that secret"order, when, forty years ago, Daniel Webster, Edward Everett," John Quincy Adams, along with younger men, Seward, Stevens, Granger. Fillmore, Thurlow Wood, and a host of liko minds, declared, as did Charles Francis Adams in Albany, the other day, that “The power of secret societies was inconsistent with popular government/' the Masonic lodges in tho froo States responded' by giving up their charters,. . . Bnt, Immediately thereafter, a succession of secret orders, of divers names and protended objects, arose, one after another,—Know- Nothings; Divisions, Temples of Honor, Good Templars, Knights of Pythias, Protestant Society, Grand Army, etc., etc,and, whether more or loss frivolous, longer or shorter lived, they have wrought out one uniform result: tbo restoration of the order miscalled Froo-Masonry to.power over tbo press and pulpit of this country. And olthor tho groat mon and patriots cited abovo wore scared at trifles, and totally mistaken in their judgment,-or tho return of Preo-Moaonry to power is fraught with danger to this Republic, and imminent danger. We havo facta sufficient to establish, in gen eral, that the gottora-up of these side-orders hove been Masons; and wo know that that order works steadily toward its own centre, abovo, be yond, and regardless of country or religion. - While our soldiers wore fighting, the lodge-lead ers wore initiating, and their organ in Chicago declared, in tho words of Rob Morris} “ Masonry knows nothing about this flag or that flag.” If, then, Freo-Moeoury Is a secret empire in our midst, drawing tbo vitality of our froo institu tions, States, counties, cities, towns, courts, churches, and families oven, into ibb network of Us. lodges; if tho case la to bo decided by Masonic signs, not by tbo laws; not in the Court-House, but in tbe lodge near by it, —then ' those secret orders are drawing tho life out of our popular institutions, leaving them like eggs Slicked by vermin, nothing but shells. Such, at least, is our opinion and belief, erroneous it may bo, but yet honest. And neither our numbers nor our characters aro such as to justify tbo contempt which writers in tho interest of tho lodgo would bo willing to load us. Stranger things havo happened than that tho next Presidential, election should hinge on this question. Nnw, if our idoao of tho network Of BOCrot orders should turn out to bo correct, then tho granges are an. imposition'and a swindle. Tho whole system of secret orders,' granges in cluded, by tho very principle of their construction in layers or degrees, each, upper degree being pledged to soorosy from all below, la a system of aris tocracy and despotism; and will a secret, des potic aristocracy save farmers from' tho rapacity of middlemen and- railroads ? Never, until things change nature and reverse tendency. What is to hinder tho mon of leisure, who will • run tho granges, selling out to tho very rail roads of which tho farmers complain? They, will havo overy facility and every temptation to do so. And, over since tho many wore robbed by tho few, tbo poor crushed by tho rich, and human shoulders stooped under dospotiom and oppression, those forms, titles, orders, and de grees have been the blinders by the help of which priests and kings havo plundered tho laboring-classes. Tho granges aro no'exceptions to tho other orders. No rational man can hut glance at the manual of tho subordinate lodges of the “Pa trons,of Husbandry," without seeing that it was got up by Froo-Masons, and is Freo-Masonry reproduced in a shallow and diluted form. I could oasilv give tho extracts establishing this, but it would swell this note beyond due limits. ; In tho opening speech at our National Con vention at Monmouth, HI., with some labor aiid research. I nave aimed, to., give tbo history ana principles which underlie this whole nuti-secret movement. Ido not suppose Tub Tiuhune either desires to enter, or can give any considerable space to, this discussion. Rut, as tbo discourse in question is in tho nature of a piece of . information fundamental to an-im portant popular movement, if desired I will place tho manuscript first at your disposal. If not,' I shall publish it in tho Cynosure, as re quested by the National Convention. I remain, very respectfully, yours, . J. Blanchard. The Northorn Pacific Rallroad»Tbo 7-30 Loan to filo Closed* Northern Pacific - Railroad Company. ) - Pukbidk.ni’s Office, 2J Fifth Avenue. . New York, May 19, 1673.J Jay Cooke & Co,, financial Agents: Gentlemen i I have tbo pleasure of inclosing to you a copy of a resolution passed unanimously by tbo Board of Directors of tbo Northern Pacific Hoilroad Company, on tho 13th’of Hay, instant. This preamble and resolve aro inoutiro har mony with our own views and wishes, and agrod in spirit and policy with tho letter which 1 ad dressed to you on. tho 11th day of December last,- , The oomplation of our rood to tho Missouri Rivbr,‘and our control of tho trade of Manitoba and Montana—tho boautv and product!vonona of the Hod River Valley, and tho VaUoyu.of Dakota, —tho value of tho largo Government trado to tho Uppor-Jlisnourl, for tho carrying of 1 most of which wo have this year contracted—our having in operation and under contract, IGS miles of road on tho Pacific side, between Puget Sound and tho Columbia River, —tho very successful in auguration of our immigration system, tho largo arrivals from Europe of bodies of colonists of tho very best character, destined to our laud grant, uud tho steady movement of settlers from various parts of tho Union to tho country tribu tary to the road,—all this should, in my judg ment. Justify us in elevating tho standard of our credit. 1 trust that when tho limit of tho present loan Is reached, tho Company will find itself able to negotiate a G per cent loan for the prosecution ami completion of tho enterprise. Respectfully yaure, • O. w* Cass, President. RESOLUTIONS. WmntKAs, The Northern Z’aalflo Railroad Company has built uml has in operation, over 600 miles of its Hue, through a favorable and valuable country; oud Wkbukas, A large uud growing way and through traQlo la already assured to tho Company over its road thus far completed; and Wuxuuas, Tho Company lias earned title to about 10,000,000 acres of Us laud-grant, and placed o largo pact of this in market, oud tho name Is being rapidly Bottled by immigration, foreign and domestic, and Bales thereof have been made, at an aver ago price of nearly $0 per aero, to buoU an extent that a sinking fund has resulted, out of which tho redemption and cancelation of the Company’* bonds have boon begun; and WucnsAß, It is believed that on those results tho credit of tho Company la bo established as to rouderln oxpodlont tho payment of so high a rate of interest as 7 8-10 nor cent on future issues of Ua bonds: there fore, Jleiolvtd, That tho loan of (ho Company, under Us present issue, bearing 7 3-10 per cent Interest (of which 131,000,000 have already been sold), he limited to a total amount not exceeding 130,000,000, end that no issue of bonds hereafter, by this Company, beyond tbo ii!d : $30,600,000, shall boorfc blgber'&to'of Intori •sllhAn.flpordontpor annumf</ |-i. [ ■,l , I v 'finwitift OommlttoQ bo dltaotcd ♦V -*.niiffß with tho Fiscal Agents tot tho-cloaiiiß 6tu •or lho7 3-30 loan, as indicated In tbe procedinfrprtomJ bio Ana resolution. • A PITHY STORY. A ICtmtuclilmn wiio Wont tor nil tho SiMsalrai Uo Gould Q'tutl»A Slight - .lltl«nndontnn(llni|»ljnvrandFlir.lc. ' , tht CincinnatiKnquim. Mr. Elijah rotrlok la a gentleman from tho bwinroeoa of Eastern Kentucky, whoso business t la to supply druggists with hotbs used In arid lolnoa.- Boms sight years ago, while making his rounds among Ids ountomotri In thlk-dtw ho wont to tho store of Messrs. W. S, Me. -rill * 00., wholesale <lm BS ioio, mwest Thin! street, o. B 1 ? 00 ky tho younger - member of T ? n^ r i?n , ordorH , f ? V\ 1 , tr ' ,r “ ,lt roots, barks, 010. Thoy had a printed Hal between thorn, and as thoy oarao to tho needed article the word wm chocked off,—such oa “Tansy, 8 pounds!” l f l| nl noniilo iloriors, 6 pounds:” ■ “Ponnv- W®. ? J’™nds," and so on’. TVhon thoy' got' down to Boasafras pith,” tho-Junior Mr.Mor ™”,, who . w »s eight toms younger, said (oo •oording to Mr. TatricK’s stntoraoat), " Got as much of that as you can find."- 'm-of 888 ! 888 ?^*.1 8 * 8 W °N known, is tho spongy nSilfL t0 . lnßliol V° B ‘™»o* tho American’ modulia. It is used, whon soaked drinWoV 8 B r ah f “ aIBBBB °i °7 08 1 “d sn a . catarrh, oto. An eighth of Viah Hm inuj; nt of . bolll "S water wUI mako a urS™^" 8 of weak nmollago. Thoar down ISiUh aSdTJ^ 0 “ lmoßb entirely from grow nowhere else In U.f’SSSSj? ol xf^l ! ‘£j^f pyx tag that ho was to got oa much of Basaafraa pith os ho could find, pockotod tho Uat and wout homo. , Ho at once hired about two hundred moo, women, and children, and sot them to pick ing sassafras stems and stripping them of tho' bark. When ho had got a largo pUoho wrote on to Messrs. Morrill to send him two hundred bags/ They domed over getting this loiter. Ho .woufi on picking until a largo part of Eastern Ken tucky woa.olearod of tho. plant., Ho then hirod boats, and loado'd two of them' with pith. 1 Enough was loft, to All a third boat.. Ono day tho druggists, on. .Third stroot wore astoiindod witli tho announcement that thero woro lying in tho river throe boats 1 laden •with sassafras pith subject to tboir order, and in a day or two in walked Mr. Elijah Patrick with his llttlo bill of $6,001. As might bo supposed, there was a scouo. • Messrs. Morrill & 00. hadn’t room in their whole build-, ing wherein to ntoro dt. It has boon calculated ; that at the rate of & drachm to a case of dyson tory or of catarrh thorn wm more than .nongh for the whole «of tho United suteo Flatly Messrs. Morrill refused to pay for- it, vrt. Qn Mr! Patrick walked to Judge Hanover's office, ami engaged him to bring suit. Tho case camo up in tho Superior Court, aud Patrick lost. Ho con tinued proceedings, and tho caso was tried six times. Meantime tho pith bad a hard timo of it. Piled qp in stacks, it grow mouldy and rottod. Tho rats got at it. Twioo the warehouse burned down, xho first timo half of tbo heap was turned to a shoe, and tho second time tho other, half went up. Never was a case,that looked, clearer, to out*, eiders than Patrick’s claim, but never did any thing so bother tho Judges as did that mountain of sassafras pith. Toward tho last, fresh'proof involving Messrs. Morrill was brought forward, and it began to look as though tho druggists would got tbo worse of tho suit. Judge- Taft, who had boon down to look at‘tho pith, was mightily puzzled, and finally declared that ho could not docldo tho case, aud It must go to a jury. Mr. Patrick hero grew discouraged. He had pushed tbo thing through tlio courts for seven, years, and Just whon ho could almost hoar tho judgment in his favor it was proposed to begin all over fresh, and. in tbo onu. depend upon.the verdict, of a jury. l ‘Why,” said ho, as ho mournfully listened to tho proposition of oi compromise, “yer can bettor toll aforohand whore llghtuin is coin to strike os to toll what decision thorn •follors would como to.” -So ho concluded that ho had bad on6ugh of law, and agreed witli Mosers. Merrill to call tho wholo matter square for a thousand dollars. Sunday Tyranny and. German Cliurclio* T'roni the Illinois Slaatt-Zcilung, It can justly bo said that tbo immense ma jority of those Gormans who frequent Christian churches are docidodlyopposodtotho Puritanical Sunday tyranny winch at ■ present prevails in Chicago. Gorman Protestants and Catholics know, from their recollections of the old country, that re ligion and churoh-pioty can very well exist with out such tyranny. And, if wo would bo indis creet, wo could namb some very much respected Qorman-Amorioon clergymen, even of tbo must orthodox creed, who admitted'to ..us that tbo Puritanical Sunday laws do groat injury to re ligion.and Church, because they embitter many truly religious minds against the Church, in the' name of which those laws are enforced, and slowly.drive them into tbo camp of tho enemies of tho Church. It is au oldj trick of tbo Puritan fanatics to represent tbo. fight against Bandar tyranny os enmity against Christianity. in order to preju dice those* Christiana who always bavo boon op posod to such laws against tbo opponents of this tyranny. ' Those who resort'to such tricks intentionally confound hatred of religion, and toleration, with each other. ' The fight against the rigorous Sun day laws is by no moans a fight against religion, but a fight for mutualtoleration, and for mutual good-will. As littlo as tho, thinking and honest enemies of Bunday-tyrauny wish to dopriyo tho people of their innocent recreation, just as littlo do they wish to deprive thorn of their Sunday devotions. ' Mayor Modill was informed, at ovory occasion, by representative Gormans, by committees' ap pointed at Gorman mootings, (oven by .the Com mittee of tho mooting afVorwaorts Tumor Hall), that tho Gormans would acquiesce in tho closing of tho saloons .during tho iimo of religions sorvicoa on Sunday forenoon, as is done in many cities in Germany, Switzerland, etc., provided that, during tho remainder of tho day, no obsta cle should bo thrown in tho way of docent enjoy ment of iifo in docent public resorts. Ho whoso religious convictions do noc permit him to share in. such enjoyment of lifo on Sun day is certainly perfectly at liberty to abstain from it. It is useless to discuss hero tho idle talk of tho very few Gorman fanatics who pretend that the use of oven tho lightest spirituous' beverages, 1 oven on working days, U'a sin ; for ho who has road tho Biblo knows, from hundreds of pas sages, that tho attempt to represent the light against coercive temperance laws as something unchristian, is a diroot insult of tho authority of tbo Old and Now Testaments. '.fho haaia above .pointed out—closing of tho saloons on Sunday-forenoon during tho time of religious services* and tho right of tho people to spend tho remainder of tho day in decent enjoy meat of life within or without tho walla of a sa loon—is certainly one upon which all truly toler ant citizens of Chicago can unite. Even Mayor Modill, a few months ago, declared such a com promise to bo a good and just onei \Vo request suoh of our readers as do not claim any Sunday - freedom for themsolve/r'to 'weigh the above: remarks without they will thou, perhaps, come to tho conviction time it would .bo neither in.tho interest offolji gion, nor in tho interest of mutual good-wlirSiTd armony, if they should domaud that others, should bo doprivodof tbo Sunday freedom whioh for thomsolvos they do not wish to oujoy.rfy* Those Protestant sects which aro generally known to bo opposed to Sunday liberty coutrenot a fow worshipers among tho Gormans. Tho Illinois Slaals-Zeitung ■ has, on frequent occa sions, defended tho minority of tho Gormans against tho intolorouco of other*. airijirpudly pointed to their honesty, their solidity,'‘and thoir patriotism shown during tho timo of tho Civil War, And, for this reason, wo believe ourselves to bo entitled to domaud from tills minority of Gormans toleration for the viowa and habits of tho groat majority of Oormaus. ' • It does not look woli -whou' EngUah-Amorioan Nativlatß and Know-Nothings, hi their brutal war against the harmless habits of tho Gormans, refer to Gormans as boingngroed with them, tho oiiemios of the great majority of Germans. It 1b true, though, that those Natlviata who refer to Gormans in their • crusade against Gormans never divulgo tho names of, their Gorman book ers. But, the Gorman minority should tako care that a fow loud-mouthed and unauthorized men in their midst should in future furnish no op portunity to Nativism to make suoh boasts. It Is Nativism which, to a groat oxtout, under lies American Puritanism ; this can be proved from a dozen of symptoms. But, if such mtiv ism should again acblovo such decisive victories as in 185-1 and 1855, thoao Gormans, who wore its tools, or wore believed to bo such, would have to Buffer just as much as tho majority of Gor mans, ana perhaps oven more. Treason to our inborn nationality, oven if unconsciously com mitted and not clearly intended, usually carries with It tho moat bitter punishment for tnoao who commit it. Important movement Among tUo li> raelitoi* From the Cincinnati Commercial, Uay 20. The Israelites of this city have takoa tho Initi ator/ steps for the formation in this section of tioionntry of fi Jewish Theological Institute, by Issuing tho following call to thUr brethren Htfonghout tho Wool end South t .:sjl and Membera of J!aeh Jetciih Congrt* -Ontion Throughout the iVeet and A'outft ; NTI : E . MR . M 1 For centuries have tho Israelites boon 21».»?«« *" ft Pfopio who love to bo enlightened, wjerefora spared no means to promote education, |®“ 1® *®Vt a l lT ? tt o eternal principles- of their relig ion, ond which, In return, has promoted their banm ncßs and prosperity In every olfmoi* . To bo enlightened In and to teach the Inilh Wob -ligations - which we- owe, not only to ourcclrcs and to our posterity, but to our progenitors, who so bravely and zealously defended oiir sacredentice, arid bequeath ed to us a legacy which has alllto exalted us and ole ,vatod mankind, ’ /’ • . • ’ To continue thoeohlokalngß, howoror.lt Isessential (Oi preserve'the Jewish identity, and to employ the proper agencies by which tho future advocates of our ESHffXr T ‘»o oduoatua: and to establish a Jewish Theological Institute for that purpose is concoUcU to hoof thohlghoatinliMSrtanooandhocflanUr. • Tho want of snch on institution ia this country has long boon felt ;,and how we can supply thamlacos of the pood mon now divollng tliolr lirao and wJcnts In me interest of our loauso, when they wlll.be no more. Is a question upon which the welfare and permanency of our religion most materially depend. 4>,Vt^^.uil g, # l^ ercfor 9* M w ® hove no dpubi you do, Jrtii some action which ?outh P^v^^,7ft^Vnlertbft U°>neof our , youin, conversant with tho lanmiacro of tha land ahoiUA bo educated for tho JewXTlhtttw and as 1 teachers and expounders of our saorad wrinaLiM SSSSSa*" u-»;«w»« wMSICj Jlwlwd, To Issue scan to an tho eomrrciration. «#*' to°f^t l a^ a nn°lon b ftf OT n ft ronforcnco •S3* 5 ■ julyJ wm omvoMln thta Sly m tho aih 5 SHOT DEAD BY A WOMAN. A Malm Phyriclnn .Murdered w 111. ’ ' • Hisclmrffcil Mou.oUconor. li Tit w”. 0 ?,?' S , ln y M—On Friday Dr. P ■ to'“ a m“ ti n“ y D : t iß sttho nmdo th m °!^t° r ” sk'o Wdma 0f M m-, Ho camo to Wnrron nnout e:x mouths ago, aud oho returned soon aftor wmd. Ho had boon hoarding at tho hotel until this spring. Ihpn ho purchased ahouso and be gan housokooping, having a Mrs.’Kirk for hii bousokoopor. Siuco this timo holms received sovoral fhroatomug lottors from' Miss Mink, threatening to bnm his honso and kill him if ho did not discharge Mrs. lUrk and employ hor. Ko has paid no attention to those letters, but haa’ made light of them, end, as tho sad oud shows, placed no confidence in them. _ « B p i B?k°r wRH called to see a sick child about ■«,! JIH OTo,lil] J' iu tbo vicinity of , of , tUo Miss Mink lostiflod n^ or house between tho houra of 0 and 10 o’clock, uho liaTlng rotirod, Hearing a knook at tbo' door nbo gol up and lot Itattndreseod and rotirod with her. About-10 o’clock she camo to tho home of Mr SpoBT in hor night-ololhos. crying out: -- ‘‘l am shot I I am shot! jDr.’Palcorshotmfit o On oxnmlnatlou it. was found that it w«W riot 80. She appeared to tfo in a state of frenzy and groat excitement all through tho night.- 7 |rf r iho morning tho neighbors found Ur. Baker’rfgtg.in Mink s yard, and bis horso in a bam.' The door of ■ tbo houso woo lotUftd. On breaklngit-opea and proceeding into the house, they Jadtid tho Doctor lying. dead oa tho Ho had hie pantaloons and vest on, tho .letter, with tho wrong aide out, and ono stocking partially on. It is supposed that after receiving liis fatal wound ho mado an attempt to dross himself and in doing so fell backward in tho position in which-howas found. Tho ball passed*--through his breast Into hia lung. Tho wound was of such a nature that tho hemorrhage •fras all inter nal. Tho woman has boon arrested. A post-mortem examination bos boon mado of tbo body, which is now in charged of. the Coro ner. Au inquest was bold ou fUloklay after noon, but was not finished. Important ovidonco has boon telegraphed for, and tbo .inquest will bo resumed on Monday. It is -, dbnjocturod by some that a third' party is implicated in tbo tragedy. ' >:: •"-*• .. Dr. Baker was about 40 years,©/ ‘ age, and bad no family. Samo fivo years agd-Dr. Baker lost bis wifo, and Mjsb,Mlulc was employed as house keeper. She dairao’d to havo had a child by him throe years;ago, which Is said to have died under suspicious,’ oircumstapcos ‘ soon* after birth. Dr. Bolder. shortly Afterward wont to NowTorlc, where ho romalnM. some two years, during which time-letters atasaid to havo passed between them. It is saidy-shiy was anxious to marry him, and it is thought boihg baffled in her endeavors sbo Committed''tbo murder. Tbo character of .Dr. Baker has boon regarded good. Ho was formerly from Now Hampshire. Hia practice as a physician has boon very extensive In Cushing,, iji’wondship, Thomaston. and other towns in tbo vicinity of Warren. The murder causes groat excitement in tbo community. NEWS PAHAQBAPHS. Bobolink,*, the Indian who murdered tho Cook family at Oakland. Minn., in 1871, died of con sumption hr jail at St. Paul Monday morning. —lt is figured up that Americans will spend $70,000,000 gold, at tho lowest estimate, in Eu rope this year»h* —Tho Baltimore Sun of Saturday celebrated its SQth anniversary, and presented each of its subscribersyrith a reprint of its first number, issued on* Ifae I7th of May, 1837. , ’ —Tho'ftSffOsSod.valuation of tho City of Davon. port increased from $400,000 in 1831, to $1,500,- 000 in 18$U ltd .$3,000,000 in 1855: to $3,550,000 in 1850,jMatfii 1858 to $5,226,095.01. Now it ambunh/ld $8,000,000. —ln-speaking of King Mirambo. of Central Africa,qthbtCourf Journal says time a monarch who would tako tho trowsors sent from mission ary-inspired ladies of Aberdeen, split them in halvoSj fttlltbem with sand, and make a war-club of 'cqo|i Jog, 'cannot bo forgivon upon tho ground of mocq bccontricity. —Tho'British Museum, having purchased a “ fossil dodo" exhumed at Fort Doago, lowa, is hereby warned against? buying any more in that district-. " Tuo Cardiff giant, a gentleman who , attracted, considorablo attention throe or four yokim ago, camo from Fort Dodge, and several export workers in gypsum reside in tho vicinity Btilh?-T', -• - ■. 4-Mrs. Allen Coy, UvingnearSaratogaSpringa, N. Y., has carefully kept tho rone with which her brother hung himsolf in 1852. After sho had got the. breakfast dishes washed and the • morning’s work out of tho way, one day last week, ’ she thought sho would go up-stairs and haugihorsolf—and that identical rope served her purpose! This is tho first timoMrs. Toodloa was over discounted. t —Tho Sacramento Record gives ns the figures of railroad immigration for four years,' 124,615 ; tho emigration for tho eamo period, 62.067. giv ing; tho increase of population by rail 41,848, oi apaut 10,000 per annum. The value per capita Is estimated at SBOO, and tho aggregate. fixed at $10,000,000. To this is added certain sundries of benefits, and tho railroad orgau estimates the value of ovorlaud communication at tho hand some "figure of $30,000,000. ' —At Cornell University, on Friday, tho cor- ; nor-stono of tho"“Sago College for Women" was laid, with tho usual snoochos and ceremo nies The main building" which is to cost, $150,000, tho ohapol in connection with it, to cost $30,000, and a partial endowment of SIOO,-. 000, are all tho gift of Mr. Homy W. Sago, of. Brooklyn, who made the opening speech of tho day, his wife laying tho corner-stono. Tho other speakers wore Chancellor Wincholl, of Syracuse University ; Moses Colt Tyler, managing editor of theChrisUan Union ; Goldwin Smith, Homer B. Sprnguo, of Brooklyn ; President Angel), of tho University of Michigan j President Whito and Ezra Cornell. Distribution of tUo Sexes* •In numbers tho two soxos are .very nearly 'equal in tho United States: Males, 19,493,565;. females, 19,064,806. But tbo distribution is" not .even.'' Tho greatest excess of males is found in Idaho (12,184 to 2,616 females), Montana (16,771 to 8,824)," Wyoming (7,219 to 1,899), and Nevada (321379 to 10,112). Females are in excess In Alabama (604,600 to 472,470), • District of Columbia (61,287 to 51,159), Georgia (600,858 to ’672,120), Louisiana (336,315 to 828.743), Maine (290,000 to 287,431), Maryland (355,210 to 312,236), Massachusetts (668,180 to 635,852), Now Hampshire (147,693 to 140,991), Now Jersey (368,668 to 853,485), and Now York (1,017,214 to 1,597,192). Virginia, Vermont, Tonnossoo, both CaroUuas, Bhodo Island. Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Now Mexico show a like excess of fomale population. In Utah there aro mote males than females—2B,o94 to 27,090. Klllod by n Feanu U From the New York Sun, Dr. Buck has concluded a pout-raorlom exami nation on tho body of Mian Sarah Dowling, of Union HUI, N. J., vrho died under suspicious ch> pumstanoos, it having boon alleged that alio hod been poisoned by mpdioino prescribed by Mr* Adolph UofTnor. The physician discovered that death had been caused by a peanut, which lodged m tho intestines and produced ioilammation of tbo bowels.