Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 28, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 28, 1876 Page 8
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8 THE CITY. GENERAL NEWS. Tbs nil ef seats for Ton Unlaw's concert* com mences Ibis morning at Root k Sons’ mnsle store, on State street. The annual election of the State Ulcroscoplcsl Socie ty will be held at the Academy of Sciences, 363 Wabaab avenue, this evsnlogat 8 o’clock. Tbs Lake Bathing-House Association of Ibis city has •fatatsed a license from the Secretary of State at Springfield- Onatav Plerwsta la President of the con cern. The Chicago Polytechnic Institute will open Uondsy fa the Merchants’ Building, northwest comer of La Balls and Washington streets. W. A. Uyors la Prsal- Idenk Tbs temperature yesterday, as observed by Usnsase, •pttctaa, TBiacim Building, was as follows: Ba. m. O; 10 a.m.,68;13 m.,75; 4 p.m.,78; 8, 68; barometer, 8 a. m., 38.88 ; 8 p.m., 38.55, A grand exhibition drill wae given by Company H., Second Regiment, at the armory, last evening, In the presence or a large audience, who testified tbsir pleasure by repeated rounds of applause. Coroner Dletuch yesterday held an Inquest on the remains of A. 0. La Rue, who was found dead in his bed At the Drovoori House Isst Wednesday evening. The Jury returned a verdict of death from heart disease. Any one who baa old linen or bottle* to spare while moving, will confer s great favor upon the Hospital for Women and Children, corner of Paulina and Adams streets, by sending them there, or sending the address where the same can be picked np. William S. Day yesterday gained the right .to pass upon the troubles of bis fellow-men In the Town of Blue Island, by filing bonds In the sum of |i,oooas Police Magistrate. George B.OoIUs did the same thing, sod will hold forth In the Town of Riverside. Iste Wednesday evening Officer Oliver Kelly found a healthy male child about 8 months old lying In a basket of swaddling clothes on the door-stop of No. S 3 South Green street. Yesterday the child was sent by Justice Beully U ths Home of tno Friendless, It Is now announced that the trial of cx-Bupervlaor Mann will take - place before that of Wadsworth or Ward, and the defense has been famished with a list of Government witnesses and Instructed to be ready for trial on the 10th of May, when tho now petit Jury will be called. The most successful reader that appeared before New York audiences this year was Air. A. P. Burbank, who will read before the Sunday Lecture Sodoly next Sunday afternoon at AlcCormlck Hall. Air. Burbank waa pronounced by Charlotte Cushman to hold "a high place In the front rank of readers.” Admission 10 cents. Infraction win be given la the Atbennam Art School oa Saturday of tbla week as follows: la draw* lag and oil and water-color painting, from 9 a. m. to 13, ana from 2 to 6 p. nu; In wood carving, from 2 to ft p. m.; tn Sorrento sawing, from 4t06 p. ra. All of these classes are open to new pupils, iiooms, Nos, 63 and 69 Waabington street. Shortly after 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon Arthur Barmun, aged 10 years, and residing with hla parents at Ho. 1761 Bhurtleff avenue, while attempting to Jump on the frelgbt train over the Michigan South ern Railroad, mined hla footing and was run over at the ankles, lie waa attended by Dr?. Keeler and Marley. both of whom ara of tha opinion that ampu tation will be necosaary. There la now on exhibition at the works ef the Singer k Talcott Stone Company, No. 816 Franklin street, a stone pavilion dressed by machinery and de signed for exhibition at Philadelphia as showing tbo adaptability of Illinois limestone for oraaraeutdl building work. Architects, builders, snd others Inter ested are Invited to call and inspect the pavilion, pre vious to its shipment to Philadelphia Monday. The three newly-elected Asaesaore for the Towns of Korth, South, and West Chicago. Meears. O. 11. Dyer, W. B. H. Gray, and James H. Clark, met County At torney Rountree at his office yesterday morning ac cording to appointment. They held a private con sultation on the general subject of the law governing the office of Assessor. Ex-Assessor Phillips and ex- Town Clerk Gleceon, sorrowful and ruminative, haunted the County Building in search of poluts. The only item of Interest around the Custom-llonse yesterday was the rumored appointment of Capt Somerville to take the position of Chief Division Dep uty, formerly held by the now shscut O. L. Root, and lately occupied by MaJ. Joseph Kirkland. Capt. Som erville Is one of Supervisor Matthews'most trusted Revenue Agents, sod would no doubt give general aat ts/actlon in the position. Collector Harvey Informed a Tbidunb reporter yesterday that hs bad determined on appealing somebody, but preferred to reserve the pu bucation of tho name nnlil the appointment was made. It is generally understood, however, that Capt. Somerville Is the coming man. The Cillxens’ Association comes forward with a timely recommendation to property-holders and others of the South Town who are interested tn se miring honest assessments to assist the newly-elected Assessor, Mr. W. li. fl. Gray, tn bearing tbo probable legal expenses which bo will have to meet in holding bis office. Inasmuch as Mr. Gray was tbs choice of lbs honest tax-payers on the South Side, accepted tbs nomination at their earnest solicitation, and was after wards appointed to the office by the South Town Hoard, and Inasmuch as tho legal emoluments of tha office preclude the expenditure of large amounts of money for counsel's fees, tbs recommendation seems an emi nently proper one, and it la hoped the tax-payors of the South Town will not be backward In responding. The compositors of the Daily Union, Oen. LJeh's organ, kicked upa little matinee last evening at about 9 o’clock, and attempted to compel an increase of pay. Little Joo," '* Oen. Donne,’’ and a number of oth er employes, at once repaired to the scene of the con sternation, and after the valiant General had inhaled a few cubic yanii of gunpowder odor and smoke the crowd of *• rate ” were nowhere to be seen. Anticipat ing another attack, a couple of policemen were placed on guard, and np to midnight the discomforted comps had not .returned. After a little skirmishing, twelve straight Tyjwgrnph leal Union men were found, and were at ouee put to work at Union prioea. This makes the third time that disturbances of the kind have occurred upon the Union, and at last they have been compelled to suo romb to tha Typographical Union. A carriage, with three occupants, dashed up to Otto Blobm’s saloon, which Is “ convenient ” to tho City Hall, yesterday afternoon. The three alighted. Peered, entered the carriage, end were driven rapidly away, leaving the gaping crowd to wonder tf Dorn Pedro had so soon returned. The words passed quickly from mouth to month, “ Capt. Miller, of the Skidmore Guards." He was dressed with all the trappings of aa officer. Blue salt, yellow stripes, helmet and yellow plume, end a gilt wbip-taah tvriated ovor tbo breast of hla padded coat. The companions were similarly, (hough not so tbowlly, dressed. Their appearance and sudden departure created about the greatest excite ment of the day. It was for a time unknown whether it was one of Gilmore's Band or one of the Skidmore Guards. It was finally learned that It waa Miller, of the Chicago light Cavalry, and that he bad a new suit. women's centennial. A few of the ladies of tbs Chicago Women’s Centen nial Association met at 170 Bute street yesterday afternoon, it was to have been tho closing meeting, but ths shower and threatening sky militated against a full gathering of the members, and so after an in formal discussion of the prospects. It was decided to adjourn until another day. kin. WUliard presided, and said that during the last six weeks twenty-firs or thirty sppUcatlous for space at the Exposition had been received. During yester day atone, she had been applied to by five or six au thoresses and othen, who proposed an exhibi tion *of woman’s work at the coming display. Among the applicants is Mrs. Frank Drown, who will exhibit ths plans and drawings of several bouses built undar her supervision, and which for comfort and convenience of families desirous of liv ing economically aro unparalleled. It was also stated that an album comprehending the literary ladles, teachers, and some of the even mors prominent ladies of the city, would be compiled and sent to Philadel phia, Tbs question of a lecture for the benefit of the Bo daty cams np, but met with no favor, and tho project was abandoned. The finances of (he Bociety do not seem to be In a flourishing condition, Mrs. Lekloyuo said she had a report which she was willing to read If insisted upon. Bhs suggested that If published It would not speak well for tbs treasury of tbs con cern, but she did not wsnt U understood that shs was sappressing the re]>ort, like (he Paik Commission ers, aud so she left it in tbs hands of ths meeting. Tho report was laid over without reading, but It is understood there aro shout %M in cash uu band. klrs. Dr. Harsh Uackett Btsvensun was elected a member. A i>ennaDsnt dressing, applied to (ho broken leg of a child » mouths old. was entered hy lire. Dr. Uan- Adi U. T. Cutler, and will be forward, d. After a session of little over an hour the meeting Adjourned, aubjout to the call of the President, ' fiILVKB HALVES AND QC’AIfiEHB. No allver waa paid out at the Kub-Troaoury yester day, the clerical force being «iu) luycd In counting urderaandla preparing fur Hhlpiueut tbe fractional currency already counted and exchanged for coin, Several boxes of the atuil were aent to Washington last night. The Aaelatant Treasurer received intorination yeaterduy (hat an additional ttuo.bou lu coin will bo shipped here from Philadelphia next week. It will oomo lit Jour lots of $26,000 each. To gether with the amount on hand and (hat to be re ceived from the Carton and Philadelphia minis, there la no danger of a scarcity of the silver change In Chi cago. Tue only ditllcultylu the way of a rapid ex change of the currency fur the silver, and the conse quent appearance of the coin on the market lu more general circulation, consists in ths want of nilAcicut ilrrical help in the Assistant Treasurer a office, Thu labor of counting fractional currency ia rather umb r eetlmntsd by tbuee who have never tried it, nut t|i« attempts will ahow Ibal It is a alow, labonuua pruceax. The Clarks lu the ottlco have worked with a will, and let only a small portion of the country orders nave been filled. It U supposed that the AasDunt Treasurer a api>cal to the Secretary uf iho Tre-ibury for more help wilt meet with a hearty revpon-e, In whtcb cs*e the work will go ua much more rapidly, and tbe already loi|>atieut country customers will re- Jobs to see their orders Oiled, and bright, chinking tom circulating In Uielr midst. GONE TO BEUT. Two more old and well-known citizens of Chicago have paaaed away—Squirt* Michle and George Gilbeit. James Michi® came to Chicago fuity yeare ago aud eetlkd at Lyons, where be bad redded with ecarcely an iutenui'iajou op to the date uf his death, a lew days ago, . when be expired at the good old age of AS. Educated at Mara lull College, Aber deen, Scotland, for the priesthood, Mr. Mlcule gradu ated with bigh honors, but turned hU attention to other pursuits, lie hae successively tilled ihe posi tions of County Commissioner, member of tbs Leg. Islature, hoard of bupsrviaore, end waa s Jus the of the Peace until within a few months before his death, - shea hs resigned his office on amount of poor health. Mr. Mlchts waa one of the founders of the Illinois UU Andrew'* Benevolent IJoUty, au4 leave* a hue! of frlendi (o mourn theloeaof cue whoeo quellOee ef heart tad heart claimed general admiration. Hr. George Gilbert, of Gilbert * Bampeon, fural tore dealers, died at lila home M Riverside Wednes day morning. n« bad been ailing for some months, and waa removed by a strobe of paralysis. Re was fil) years of age, and leaves a widow, a son, and a daugh ter, beside a number of devoted friends to mourn ula loss. TUB cm NiTIONAL DAWK. Bank-Examiner Watson finished hie examination of the City National Dank yesterday forenoon, and mailed hit report to the Comptroller ef the Currency at Washington, lie did not furnish the bank officials with a cony. Cashier Miner Informed a Triocnb reporter that Ur. Watson had stated to him that Ihs asselsof the concern were sufficient to pay the de positors in full and have something for tbs stock holders. The proposed reorganization Is In elan quo pending the action of Comptroller Knox on Ibo re port of the Examiner. In this connection It Is proper to state that Anson D. Miner, lbs Cashier of Ihs bank, has, In consideration of 117,000, conveyed to William 11. Dyer, of Troy, N. Y.. by warranties deed, dated April H. 1870, 160 feet fronting north on Warren avenue, and ISO feel front ing south on Madison street, west of Yager street; also 123 feet at the northeast corner of Cottage Grove avenue and Forty-first street, the whole subject to s trust deed from A. U. Miner to John Johnston, Jr., dated July 18, 1875, securing tbs principal note of A. U, Miner to Katherine A. Cox for s7,Bso—due flvo years from date, both principal and Interest payabls in gold at tbs Oily National Bank, Chicago. TUB YOKEFELLOWS. The T. M. 0. A. Yokefellows celebrated Ibelr sixth anniversary at Lower Farwell Hall last night. Afler a •upper, served si 6;30 o’clock, the exercise* of the evening wore entered upon. After prayer, Mr. I. N. Crittenden, the first Superintendent of the Yokefel lows, delivered an address of congratulation, giving a running sketch of the history of the organisation, and a gratifying account of its present nourishing condition. Borers! members related tbsir experience, sod ’’Aunt Ltxzls” delivered a brief valedictory address. An election of ofllceis was then held, with the fol lowing result: President, Axel Lccf: Secretary. I. N. Crittenden; Executive Committee. W. W. Van Arsdalo, F. M. Rockwall, H. W. West, and Charles Chapman. ODD-FELLOWSHIP. FITTY-fIKVENTII ANNIVERSARY. The celebration of tho fifty-seventh anniversary of Odd-Fellowship took piece lost night, at the First Methodist Church, corner of Clark and Washington streets, under the auspices of the Union Lodge No. 9, and Excelsior Lodge No. 33, of the I. O. 0. F. Tbo entertainment consisted of music, addressee and selected readings, afad reflected groat credit upon F. C. Vlcrling, Jacob Mayor, and Ohsrlos Schsffoer, . of Union Lodge No. 9, and E. 11. Easley, 0. L. sod T.W. Boynton, of Excelsior No. VJ, those gentlemen constituting the Committee of Arrangements, under whoso supervision a most enjoyable evening waa made for !!• largo number of people who filled the church room. The programme of tho exercises waa as fol lows, and Judge J. O. Rogers, P. O. AL and P. O. It., presided. An address by the Hon. J. 11. Oberley, of Cairo, Grand Master. The speaker upheld Odd-Fel towihtp, and made quite a lengthy speech, stating its alms and objects, which wore In his mind broad, com prehensive, and noble, Tbo Dlauey Quartette then favored the audience with the “ Miller’s Song "in a highly appreciated manner. Misa Henrietta Alonroe, a young lady of fluo talent, read " Marco Boxzaris " after the manner of a youthful reading class, and her Imitations of different styles of delivery provoked much applause, Mrs. Louis Falk then sang. Bho received a hearty encore, snd responded. " The Blacksmith’s Story ” was then read by Dr. J. n. Young. I*. G. W. Muelo by the Blsney Quartette. "The Huntsman's Farewell.” E, B. Sherman delivered a short sddresn upon the causa of Odd-Fellowship. Mr. O. O. Leffier sang a comic song entitled "Old Simon." Miss Monroe then read " The Maniac,” and received an encore. The Blanoy Quartette delivered a "Serenade.” A letter of apology from J. L. Barnmn. P. 0,, who was to have spoken, wae then read. E, B. Sherman was surprised by a presentation of seven pieces of solid silverware tinea with gold to Mrs. Sherman, In recognition of the efficient services of Mr. Sherman as Grand Master last year. Judge Roger* made the presentation speech, and Mr. Sher man replied for his better-half. Tbo present was very elegant and expensive. " Undo Daniel’s Prayer,” a selection from Mark Twain, received rounds of ap plause as read by Dr. J. U. Young. E. D. Sherman presented Af. 0. Earan with a copy of the resolutions adopted by the Grand Lodge of the Stato, for Mr. Kamos’ services in business matters concerning the Society. " Hie The. Shallop,” sung by Airs. Falk and the Disney Quartette, dosed the evening’s entertain ment, which every one pronounced a success, • THE CITY-HALL The Ofty Collector took in about SL*OO yesterday, f3,&00 of which was collected on personal property taxes. The remainder waa from license fee*. The City Treasurer's receipt* yesterday ware $70,000 from County-Treasurer Iluck In Interest-bearing taxes; $2,664 from the Water Department; and $0 17 from the City Collector. City Indebtedness to the extent of $3)0,000 was discharged, The receipt of tho $70,000 from County-Treasurer Hack caused the Comptroller to smile and re mark: “That Is good." Ills fa» brightens at the thought of money ahead, and wears an ex pression of satisfaction which waa not seen before the decision on the legality of the certificates. 11a intends to change the wonting of the scrip to comply with the law, and then will see about obtaining money on them. The employes around the Clty-Uall ap |>earcd to have regained confidence in their employer, and the good nature bn money matters that used to fervade tho old shell has, after quite an absents, re urnod. They all arc " broke ” and very anxious for money. One employe in particular, who Uvea about three mllea out on the Weal Hide, thinks (hat ho la quite poor, indeed, when he did not have a ulckel (o K car-faro home last night, and had to sleep on Uts d floor of one of tho rooms in tha City-flail, CRIMINAL James Carney, Thomas Curley, and John Drennan wore up before Justice Foote yesterday for vagrancy. Carney got $5 and costs, Drennan s3s and costs, or leave town before Saturday night, and Curley was dis charged. George Smith and ,M. Wltkowsky were yesterday locked up at the Armory for stealing the horse and buggy of W, 8. Potvrin, of No. 147 Ashland avenue, on the afternoon of the 30th lust The vehicle la at Naper ville, where the thieves had disposed of it Yesterday afternoon tho residence of Mrs. Chapin, Ho. 363 West Van Buren street was entered by sneak thieves, who got away with a satchel, a pair of glasses, and a deed of a boose and lot As usual, the crime is laid to Lawrence Beatty and “Foxy” Whalen, those naughty boys who do all tha wickedness committed in the West Division. Louis Hayes aud another chap entered the Italian restaurant on Clark street, near Adams, at about 9 o'clock last evening, and picked a quarrel with the keeper of (bo place. A hot-headed Italian seized them, and would have Jabbed a stiletto Into young Ilsycs' throat bad not s jxillceman appeared upon the scene and arrested the whole party. Hannah Gleason got wroth and threatened to par boil the Bauerscbmldt family with a kettle of scalding water. Changing her mind she challenged the family to a fl»Uo encounter. The fight began, and Hannah countered on Minnie B.'s noas twice and sent her to grass. She cleaned out the others, and now they collectively and Individually await her arrest by Jus tice Foote's warrant. John Found and Thomas Bergen, of a quartette of thieves who were recently hold to the Criminal Court in t'AOoO bail each for robbing llobort E. kloileit, of No. 8.J4 West Congress street, were yesterday identi fied by es-Ald. Treacy as the parties who robbed him lut Monday evening. John Murphy, a notorious rough and desperado, was also arrested on the recog nizance of Mr. Treaey as s member of (he same gang, The trio will coma before Jostles Bcully this morning. A night policeman named Scott, end a brother to Officer tkoit of the eltv force, yesterday cams to City Physician Dunne with a dislocated wrist, which he says he eusiaiua Iby being thrown from a three-story winnow by bis employer, a private delectivu named Hamlin. Not having received bis pay with any de gr«e of regularity, be cmnplatned, aud in the dispute which followed tlsmlln aud his tiergeant, a man named Itaymoud, saxauited him aud threw him from tho window, lie slighted upon ths roof of a shed some 111'oet below tho window. As usual, there ore probably two sides to the story. PKTEU-yiNKED. Another example of the uusopbiatlcated and brain less Granger, and him duped, was mo jciterdsy af ternoon in tho Law Department, Uis uatno was Chamberlain, and bo balled from Fayette County lowa Hu had lived In (own. and bo read the papers. 1 (The marine uowe.) He had gone Into the inock-auctlon etoreofauiau named Shawcroea, who need to tend bar for the uotorloua McLaughlin, wuo i* veil remembered aa a scoundrel, and bad bid In a lot of beautiful Jewolry very cheaply, indeed, for tho auctioneer, who would return to him what it coat,—in thla caaa Ji1.65. Hut bhaweroii refused to rodeem the brave stuff, and Chamberlain came down to get City-Attorney Jamie son to prosecute the ewiudlor. Thla Jamleaon prom ised to do If be (Chamberlain) would remain to teatlfy, but after a long diacuaelou, in which the Granger wanted the city to pay hla expense* whl'a he remained in town, he departed for ttcully’e Court to get a war rant, leaving behind him the impreaalon that the fools are not all dead yet. THE COUNTY BUILDING. Ur. Buck sent $19,000 to the City Treasurer yester day. Daniel IMrcky has been appointed by the County O oilcctor to collect the delinquent Us lu the Town of Lake. The Committee on Printing and Stationery yealor day agreed to advertise in Tub Tbibume and inUr- Ocran tor j ropoaale to print tho delinquent tax-lid, In accordance wltn the action of the hoard Monday. Tbs proposals are to be opened the 6th of May at 10 o’cloix. * Complaint coutlnuca to be mads In reference to tbe coiidiiiou of tbe lolUruad*. Ceinmlssloncr ifuvsc, lu looking for a remudy tor tbe evils coiupla.uud of, has found that by Ibu auu-ud'd charter of.tbu "North- Western Flank-hood Company," of IdLii, It is required to substitute gravel or stone for plank a* a road-bed which has never levu <luue. ilu now propose* (u nod out what the charter amounts to. A new Grand Jury willU emiMnelled Monday, and from present appearances It promises to Le composed of batter matenal than any former similar body In this county. £ach paper la ths cliy of any proud THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1876. lienee wilt be represented, and also the different pro fessions. Among those already named are F. W. Palmer, TnUr-Oeemn, Andrew Shuman, Journal, Jamea W.BheahaOfTRiBUNB, Frane WUklo.Tfmaa, J obn Went worth. Judge UUs, and several members of the Hoard of Trade. SUBURBAN. HIGHLAND PARK. The closing entertainment of the Social Club, In the shape of a most enjoyable hop, waa given at Highland Hall on Friday, April 21. The stage erected bribe Club In the early part of tho season has been taken down, and It is understood that tho hotel will be ready for summer guests on tho first of May. Among those who have engaged rooms for the season may lie men tioned Mr. W. J. (Juan and family. B. D. Williams tnd family, J. M. Banger and family, and others. The Baptist Church, which has been for some lima without a pastor, has recalled tbollev. George L, Wreuu, the former minister. Hr. Elisha Gray la now In Philadelphia, erecting a building In which to exhibit hie telephone. Among the recent departures may be named those of Dr. J. 0. Dean and family for Kansas, and Mr. j. M, Smith and family for Chicago, Mr. George 8. Hall has left Highland Park for Philadelphia, where he Is now engaged in business. It Is expected that Mr. J. W. Preston will soon return to his horns on the lake shore for the summer. CANADIAN NEWS, Innurnuco—Centennial—Official. Special Dxrpateh to The CMcaco Tribune* Montreal, April 27.—A largely-attended mooting of the representatives of insnrauoo companies doing business in this city waa bold in tbo Insurance Exchange this afternoon with tbo object of deciding the stand which the com panies interested should take with regard to tho act passed by the Quebec Legislature last ses sion, which Imposed a tax of 3 per cent on Are and 1 per cent on life premiums. It was de cided, after a long discussion, that insurance companies comply with the new law, hut they do so under protest, a committee in tbo meantime being authorized to negotiate with tbo Quebec Government as to a teat case boforo tho Supreme Court, and an understand lug that, if dofoatod, tbo Government will re fund tho amount invested in stamps. Private advices received from Philadelphia comnlain that tbo Cnuafilao department of the Centennial is in a very backward state, owing to tbo lack of harmony between exhibitors and Mr. Perrault, Secretary of tbo Centennial Commis sion, who, np to a recent date, had charge of arrangements. Tho opinion is that the 10th of May will find the Canadian department in a state of disorder, while the representatives of other nationalities have nearly concluded their labors. special Diemten to The Chicago tribune* Ottawa, April 27.—William Smith. Deputy Minister of Marine, loaves Ottawa for England to-morrow, lie is charged to represent the views of tho Canadian Government relative to imperial legislation regarding shipping to Her Majesty’s Government. The Hon. Edward Dlako, Minister of Jnstice, sails for England in a couple of wooks. Tbo rumor that the Hon. A. J. Smith, Minister of Marine, intends resigning from public lifo ■gains strength. MASONUY. CoDffrojratlon of ttio High Old Horn at Freeport' III* Dispatch to Th» Chicago TVtbuxs. Fueepout, 111., April 27,—'Tho Eighth Annual Masonic Council of Deliberation mot in Con* sistoral Hall, in this city, at 10 a. m. to-day, closing Its session this afternoon. Tho attend ance is Tory largo, comprising active and honorary mombors of tho Supremo Council, as well as delegates from nearly all the chartered bodlos In the State. Among the more prominent gentlemen present ore tho Hon. J. A. Hawley, of Dixon; Qon. J. C. Smith, of Galena; and Messrs. 11. A. Johnson, Robert Foss, and Wal ter A. Stephens, active mombors of tbo Supremo Council. Tbo officers for tho ensuing year elected to-day are as follows : 11. A. Johnson, Commander-in-chief ; J. S. McCall. Pine Lieu tenant ;J. A. Hawley, Second Lieatouout; J. O. Smith, Grand Min. of 3. <k 0.; L. L. Muon, Grand Prior ; R. Little, Grand Treasurer ; O. Smith, Grand Secretary; William A. Warren, Grand E. and A. Tho amendment to tbo con stitution propoaod at the last annual Council was rejected. A number of other amendments wero proposed to-day to bo acted upon a year hence. This evening tbo Freeport Consistory exemplifies work in tho Thirtieth Degree, after which a banquet at tbo Brewster House will close the day. Tbo next annual Council will moot at Chicago. RAILWAY NEWS, THE COMPETITION FOR FREIGHT. Tha war between tho various roads leading from this city to tho East still goes bravely on, and rates havo almost roaobed bottom figures. It was reported yesterday that contracts on grain from Chicago to New York wore made at 20 couts per 100 pounds. This Is tbo lowest figure over made, tbo rats daring tbs hottest of the fight between the Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania Railrodds being 25 cents per hundred. Owing to tbo low freight-rates, considerable grain ia shipped by rail, much more than tboro would be at tbie time of tbo year. It ia understood tout Col. Scott's Pennsylva nia Railroad is pushing ths light, or also ths rates would bo much higher. This lino, it Is stated, does not like the breaking up of tho pool, and ia moving heaven and earth to force the other roads back into tho com* biuation. Tho onslaught is principally directed against the Michigan Contra). The managers of tho road, however, are of the opinion that they can stand a light of this nature as long as the Pennsylvania Railroad, if not longer. While their road is supported by tho Erie, Grand Trunk, aud Great Western Roads, tho Ponnnyl vanla Road has to stand all the losses alone. Rut oven if tho Michigan Central could ho forced back into the combination there is no probabili ty that tho Michigan Southern would over Join it. unless tho repot tls true that Col. Scott has obtained a controlling interest in this line. Commodore Vanderbilt has had enough of pools, and under no cacumstances will he allow any road he controls to form another com bination with any of Col. Scott's lines. During the existence of ths pool Vanderbilt's roads have suffered immeasurably, a large portion of the business having been diverted from New York to Philadelphia aud Baltimore by the superior diplomacy of Scott and Garrett. THE GRAND TRUNK. Special DmpaUti to Tht Chicnao Tribum, Toronto, April 27.— The likening Telegram has a special cablo from London, Eng., which Baja tbo half-yoarlr general meeting of tho Grand Trank Railway Company of Canada was hold thin afternoon at 1 o’clock. Tho mooting was woll attended, and an evident determination was shown by those present to proho Grand Trunk finances. The minutes of tho former mooting wore road, aud the report waa taken as read. The report is a feeble ono, and the Directors wore severely criticised by loading speakers, who hold heavy amounts of Grand Trunk stock. The through-tariff (jmmUun was discussed. and the general financial position of tho affairs of tho Company. Mr. Potter, m addressing tho meet ing, was very humble, aud hie speech was the echo of those given by him for the pant fow years. Tho report was reluctantly adopted. MISSOURI RIVER PRIEQHTS, Tho road* loading from Chicago and 81. Louis to Missouri lUver points and beyond are still at loggerheads, and comootition between tho two cities is very lively. The rates from Chicago to thoso points aro still tho samo as from Bt. Louis. Bat it looks us if tho Bt. Louis roads wore heartily sick of tho war and ready to throw up tho spougo in favor of the Chicago roads, lu spite of their blustering audjthreatoniug, they have not made a reduction since tiio war com menced, thus allowing tho Chicago roads to tako away much of their business at paying fig ures. it Is probable that an effort will be made witmu a week to restore rates on the old basis. _ , PENNSYLVANIA ITEM. Bfteial Vupateh to Tho Chicago Trloun*. Eoie, l’a., April 27.—A uew narrow-gauge rallroi.d from Erie to Titusville Is talked of. Titusville capitalists aro coming hero to investi gate tho feasibility of such a route. If built. It would open tbe oil and coal trade to this uork and a groat saving m freight would bo effected thereby. Capitalists think that vessels could thou come through tho Welland Canal to Erie and load oil, aud loavo direct for European ports. Other parties tbiuk a pipe hue from the oil regions here would work tho same results. PO/IT HURON. dveevxl Ditvaleh to The Chuaaa TVitmns, Four Huron, Mich., April 2(l.—Down—Pro peller VosomUo aud counort. Up—Propoller* Porter, Ohamberliu, J. Barlach, Mary Mills, Marine City, Schlckluua. and Coral ( ecUoonere J. 8, Austin, Orphan Boy, D, £L Keve. Joho T. Mott, aud O.IL Johnson, Wino—Bouth { (real*. Weatiulk— Pino. . THE NEW COURT-HOUSE. How tho Hoylngton Schomo Is Regarded by the City ami County Authorities. Tilley and Egan Think It Unprofession al and an Invasion of Their Tested Bight. Comptroller Ilajcs Says that tho Now Court-House Should Not Cost More than Ono Million* Some Interesting Reading for the Tax- Payors Generally. A Taibunb reporter yesterday wont round among the people Imraodtalelv concerned in tho erection of the now City-Hall and Court-House to And out how they regarded Mr. Boyingtou's scheme in relation thereto published in yester day’s paper. Tho interviews were os follows t THOMAS TtLZ£T, the City Architect, was first called upon. This gentleman was very indignant oyer what ho termed tho unprofessional conduct of Mr. Boy logton in endeavoring to deprive him of an un dertaking for which he bad labored for several yean, and which bad boon legally placed In his hands. Tho conversation was as follows : Ileporler— Have you seen the article In to day’s Tribune in rotation to the Court-House ? Mr. Tilley—l have. It.—What do you think of it ? Mr. T.—l can only speak from what 1 gathered in the paper, and I must say I am not favorably impressed with what I read. R—l eboald like to. have your reasons for forming snob impression, Mr. T.—Well, 1 consider It an Impossibility to oroot each a building as Chicago will need in the future for tbe price Mr. Boytugtou states. His building might answer present purposes, but our city la one of the finest ou tbe continent, and it is only reasonable to expoot that tbe Court- House shall bo in keeping with tbe private buildings, as it ought to be an architectural feature. It.—ls that your only objection to the proposition? Mr. T.—No; I do not think a firat-cloes building can be erected for $3,100,000. R.—Are there any technical objections to Mr. Hoy- Ington's plan 7 Mr. T.—From what 1 road In Tna Tntmw*. I do not think bla building would give general lallsfactlsn. It.—l should like to have your reasons for that opin ion 7 Mr. T.—l do not like (o criticise the plan until I bare scon and considered it, but from what 1 navo read I am firmly convinced that the building Mr. Boy- Ington would erect would not meet tbe requirements of tbe city. IV.—l should like to have a more definite reason. Mr. T.—My objection la based as much on principle as anything else. I think It very unprofessional, to aay the least, of Mr. Boylugton, at this late hour, to try and palm a new plan on the city, and to take the work out of the hands of persona to whom it has been committed. R.—Did I understand you to say that tbo building Mr. Boyington proposes to oroct would answer tbo present purposes of the city 7 Mr. T.—Yes, but in a fow years the people would bo ashamed of U. R.—What Is the estimated cost of (be building at present agreed upon 7 Mr. T.—lncluding the dome, about $3,000,000 or $3,700,000. ’ R.—According to your figures, tbe difference la fa vor of Mr. Boyington does not appear very groat. Mr. T.—No. but $300,000 or SIOO,OOO make a great difference In tho style and finish of a building. The same size of building aa at present contemplated might bo put up lor oac-lulf the amount, but there would bo a great lack of symmetry and architectural finish. Public buildings, lu my opinion, should have a certain amount of prominent projections and char acter about them. R.—l presume tho plan agreed upon by Mr. Egan and yourself will afford a higher degree of internal finish than Mr. Boylngton’s? Mr. T,—As far as I can Judge, tbe difference would bo In tbs character and style of workmanship of the building, externally and Internally. R.—Do you think tbs style and finish secured by tbe present plan.would compensate for tbs extra outlay, aa compared with Mr. Boytngton’s? Mr. T.—Undoubtedly. Tbo parties whom he men tions as willing to contract i do not think would work any cheaper than other mechanics. Their motives may be patriotic enough, but I do not think they would perform tbe work simply for tbo benefit of the city. Ik—You (Jo not seem to have a high opinion of (be motives which prompt Ur. Boylnglon anil (be other gentlemen 7 Ur. T.—l bare not. If Ur. Boylnglon was anxious lo build tbo Courl-Houie, why didn't bo enter Into competition with (he rest of us. It does not reflect much on hie personal honor to try and obtain poa ses- Mon of a Job which baa been to the bands of other architects for six months. Mr. TUley at this point grew so Indignant that the reporter deemed It best not to Interrogate further. He accordingly shook hands with the City Architect, and went In quest of that gentleman's colleague on the county side, JAMBS J. EGAN. After several visits to his ofllcc, Mr. Egan was ulti mately cornered, and tbo following conversation en sued: It.—l wish, Ur. Egan, to obtain your views with re gard to the Boylnglon project to build the Court- Homo. Ur. E.—l would rather not say much about the matter. To adopt his scheme would bo a direct Inva sion of other people's rights. 1 think tbo object is to turn the building into tbs bands of a combination of contractors who would bleed tbo city. B.—But they are willing to enter into a compact that tbo building shall nut coat over $.*,100,000. Ur. E.—Ob, wo all know bow coutraclora can get overtbeir agreements If they feel disposed. There might, for Instance, be an agitation and complaints made that the building was too plain. But what could tho authorities do 7 The work would be completely in the builders' bands, and they could do pretty much as they please. It.—Do you not think a plain but substantial build ing would satisfy the tax-payers 7 Mr. E.—No. When a cb&ipor building than tbo one under construction was proposed the plans were set aside In favor of something more imposing and architecturally grander. H-—What will tbo building as at present designed cost? Mr. E,—The covnty side. It Is estimated, will cost about 51,750.000 or It.—without (ha dome? Mr. E.—That would reduce the expense materially. By leaving out the dome tbs whole building might be erected for £3,000,000. IL—What was tbe estimated cost upon which you preiiared your plans 7 Mr. £.—My Instructions were not to exceed (3,600,000 for both sides. Tbe thing was worked out on that bails. The plans and specifications are filed and lam now working on tbs estimates. Ik—What Is your opinion of Mr. Doyinglon*« pro posed building 7 Mr. E.—l only Judge from tho description I have seonlnTlixToimmß, hutlde not think a building to suit the people can be erected for S'i,loU,ooo, In ac cordance with instructions, 1 attempted to get up Kaus for a cheaper Court-House, but e > public cried out for more elab oration. Tbs result was that indignation con ferences, if I may so term them, were held between the city and comity officials, and my error in this respect was rocUflsd. 1 was directed to design a build ing lo coat mors money, and 1 did so. This Boylng ton scheme docs not look right on Us face. If any thing savors of a ring, 1 think It is that movement, which has been sprung upon the public unexpectedly. I'eopls are crying out about a ring lo the County Beard, and there is no reason why they should Jump into lbs anna of another combination. Whoa con tractors combine to put up s building they have a keen ej# to the main chance, but when they coma to gether. select their architect and Instruct bun to pre l«ro plans, and then politely request tbo public to take them into consideration, the thing looks a tittle queer, and people want to be careful how they act. Ik—l presume you have no inclination to resign your position to favor of Mr. Uoylugton 7 Mr. Ik—No,sir; 1 am entrenched behind the Uw, and cannot be moved. One of the local papers has stated that a monetary consideration would tlx me, but that statement is as untrue as it is absurd. 1 shall stand on my rights if there U any disposition to oust me, which I do not anticipate, Ik—l should Uks to have your professional opinion as to the merits of Mr. Boytugtoo's plan, Ur. E. —1 would prefer not to say anything on that point. I have not seen lbs plan, and of course cannot be expected to criticise Ik This closed the interview. UKOMOHI) PBINOITILLB. The next gentleman seen was Itedmond PrlndlTllie. Chairman of the hoard of Public Work*, who re sponded to the reporter's queationa as follows t IL— What do you think of Mr. hoyington'e proposi tion In regard to the Court-House, Mr, Prlndivllle. Mr. I*,—'Well, so fsr sa tho hoard of Public Work* are concerned. It does nut much matter what wo think on the subject. We hav* nut much to say m the premia ea. H.—l understood you had to attend to the city’e In tsruat iu tho building 7 Mr. I*.—lt would aoem that tbe county will bare to erect It entirely. The hoard of public Works would be In favor of any plan by which a building that would suit tbe requirements of tbe city and county.—that la. as to accommodations and appearances, the right kind ut material and proper workmanship,—could be erected for the euaUeat poaalLl* amount of money, no matter who the architects may be, so long u they were known to be prudent, responsible, and reliable mou. It.—Have you any personal knowledge as to tbe pro posed flan 7 Mr, P.—Tbo hoard was Invited to Mr. hoyington'e oftlce on Monday without knowing for what purpose, Vio waut aud weru shown the plana. We were only inure for about ten minutes, and consequently bad not time to.iuajwct the elevation aud ground plan. elrikTyou*? **** you did make how did they Mr. P.—Froa this mere pasting glance, I thought they promised a good-looking building, * It.—Do yon think the proposed building would stumer the demand of toe public ? Mr. I’.—l cannot lay. Our examination was not sufficient to form s definite opinion on that point. The general appearance was Terr well* But that la a Question eaaiijp decided by the public, as the plana are now before them and they can e-.iulne and Judge for tlumwolves. It.—ls It possible or feasible to dispense with the ex isting arrangements in regard to the architects and plane? Sir. P.—That la entirely a legal question and one upon which 1 could giro no opinion. The city ap pointed Mr. Tilley and the couuly Mr. Egan. It,—Your remark Just now with regard to the coun ty building tho Com-t-llouso I presume had reference to the clty'a financial difficulties ? Mr. I’.—Yea. It.—'Too county hare not yet sutlrs control over tbs matter ? Mr. I’.—No; no definite arrangements hare been made. It may be arranged ao that the county will furnish (ho money end nominally be the builders. It.—Much an arrangement would not affect the architects? Mr. I’.—l think not. The dty might concede that the county’s architect should attend to the exterior of the whole building, Mr. Tilley having charge of the interior of the city's portion. It.—What do you think of the moo whom Mr. Boy ington mentions as being prepared to eo-operato with him In the construction of the buildings under his plan 7 Mr. P.—There Is no doubt but what they would ful fill their contracts to the letter. Thor are all respon sible men, and rank among the beat builders of Chi cago. I may say this: that If the County Hoard con sidered themselves bound to carry out ths present fitans, they could compel tho city to do the same thing, iccaueo, according to the contract, the exterior of the building! must be uniform. The whole matter, it ap pears to me, remains with the County Board. I do not, of course, know bow the Council fcols on the subject. Ws have only executive powers, and must carry out whatever they agree upon. COMMISSIONER TUOMPSOIf •(freed In the main with Mr. PriudirUle. From the ■light view he had of Mr. Boylngton'a plane, he had received a favorable Impression, it might be practi cable to adopt the scheme, but he bad bla doubts as to whether It would be doue; tho groat thing was to move the County Board. As far as plans were con cerned, the city was unshackled, but au agreement bad been entered into with tho architect. Of course, be could not speak positively, but thcro had been so much trouble about the pious heretofore that bo did not think the county would ba disposed to make a change now. The contractors ' associated with Mr. Boylngton were ad rcsinnslblo men, and If tho county were prevailed upon to adopt the new project he thought the city would be eatisfled with the arrangement. But the plans would require one or two days' study before he could give a definite opinion on the subject. The proposed building would be quite as handsome as Egan's. It was not quite so elaborate, and that fact explained In a great measure the difference In the cost. coMPTnoiXEn hater was also approached on the subject, and gave the fol lowing opinion: "Ido not know,'* bo said, "what the plan is, nor what is proposed. The only opinion 1 have on tbe matter in that no Court-Uouso should bo built at this time which will cost over $1,000,000, whether paid for by the city or county. Such a building would give ua ample accom modation. and would be good enough for London, Farls, or ut. Petersburg, 1 consider extravagance in public buildings one of the great abuses In this coun try; It la not consistent with Republican institutions, and It carries with It all kinds of extravagant expendi tures. The Government at Washington would bo ten times purer to-day if It had everything plain, simple, and cheap, but strong, substantial, and secure, in re gard to tne public buildings. At tbo same time, Ido not pretend to control anybody or have any right to dictate about this matter; but these aro my views as a citizen and a tax-payor.* THE COUNTT ADTHODtTIES. The proposition of Doyington and.others to take the building of the new Court-House off tbo hands of the county and city was yesterday briefly discussed among tho county authorities. They had received an invitation to meet tho gentleman nuking the proposi tion for conference, but bod not favorably received U for tbs reason that they could not, inasmuch sa the invitation bad been addressed to tho Board, and a meeting of that body would not be held until Monday, Several members, however, took tho (rouble to go to Mr. Boylnglon’a ofllce and examine the plana, and subsequently expressed themselves as much pleased. The general - sentiment appeared to be in favor of lessening the cost of the building, if possible, but there were serious reasons in most minds against tbe proposition in ques tion, viz.: Tho plana were said to be tho same that had been rejected several years ago; the county was al ready under contract for the erection of a part of Us portion of the building, and had expended about SIOO,- 000; to change the contract would Interfere with tbs work done, and might lead to extended litigation and a delay of the work; that tho proposition on Ua face looked as if the parties to it wore seeking a Job, tho most of them being contractors; that if their propo sition was entertained there was no good reason why propositions from others in tbe same way might not bo entertained; that If tho work was ouco opened In this way there would bo no end to Jobbery, and tho Board would invite by Us action tbe severest criticism from tbe public press. None of the Commissioners were found opposed to the proposition unconditionally, but it is known that tho " Ring ” members aro, for tbo reason that they do not propose to let goof their opportunities with out a struggle. They may, nevertheless, fclgtia sat isfaction with the proposition in order to get rid of Mr. Egan as architect. I’crloht. it is said, has ad vised such a courts, but it is not likely to bo adopted. Tbo better members will insist upon examining into tho merits of tho proposition, and, If the objections to It are not insurmountable, will bo inclined to favor ably consider it in tho Intoreat of public economy. MIKE DAILEY. Yesterday, about noon, a Tnintma reporter met Building-Inspector Dailey In front of the City Hall, when the following conversation took place : lisp.—Well, Mike, bow ifl the County lloapltal gel* ting along? U. 13.—A1l right. Igo there every day, ami they are doing work according to law. '* How about the Court-House 7" 11 Oh, that’s all right, too." " What do you think of Ur. Boyington’a new plan 7" " Oh, sure, that's an old thing; that's several years old.” But he’s prepared a new plan.” “ Has he, though 7 It’s nothing but a combination of a few men to build the Court-House.” “ Is it, though 7 but they propose to do tbo work for a stated and moderate price.” Mike winked, said “ pshaw,” and the reported with drew. toe omaitUTonn, It was wrongly stated In yesterday’s paper that the plan prepared by Mr. Uoylugton for the Court-House owed lu origin to Messrs. McCormick, Armour, end Miller. It appeare that the credit or the idea is due to Uessrs. Amos Grannie, N. S. Bouton, Mortimer At Topper, Curtiss Bros,, and W, W. Boylnglon, tbo flrat four of whom got Mr. Boylnglon to draw the plana, while they figured out for now much they could do the work. JUDGE MILLER, To IA« JS>Ulor nf Tht Chiemjo JWtunsj OmoAoo, April 27.—Au article appears In to-day's issue of Tin TniDDNi devoted to tbo consideration of a new scheme fur building our Court-House, in which ibe following statement appears: "Those throe citi zens (and I am named as one of them in a previous part of the article), sll of whom nro in favor of a speedy construction of this much-needed building, became convinced that no action would be taken by lbs city authorities to expedite matters, and conse quently they decided to see what they could do lo the Interest of progress and economy. At tbelr request, Mr. Boylngtou went on and prepared the plan de scribed above, and It has been ascertained for how much such a building can bo erected. ” Ho far os I am concerned, this statement is without any foundation whatever. 1 never requested Ur. Boylnglon or any other person to prepare a plan for building our Court-House, and the first definite in formation 1 have In regard to this now departure is furnished by the article alluded 10. As I understand it, the plan for the county’s portion of this structure was prepared by the architect appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and Its interior arrange ments submitted by him to tbe Bar Association, tho Judges of our courts, and pantos moot Interested In the occupancy of It, and (bat. after havlngjcnibodlod In Hail tbs valuable suggestions ha could receive, ho submitted It to tho Board of County Commissioners, and that, after .due deliberation, 11 was formally adopted by that Board. 1 do not know that it has met with sny adverse criti cism from any quarter except, perhaps, in respect to Its exterior features, and I nuderstaud that lit this re gard It has been oo far modified as to meet tbe views of our Board of Public Works, ami is receiving lbs ap proval of all who examine It. .The work Is now being prosecuted with considerable zeal and vigor, and If 1 should venture lo express an opinion upon tbe sub ject 1 would say that •' the wishes of (hose who are In favor of Ibo speedy construction of this inuch-ncoded Cubllc building” will be far more likely to be gratified y encouraging tbe prosecution of this Improvement by the persons who.bave been chosen, ana who are officially empowered to execute this trust, than by at tempting lo give toll the character of a private enter prise. Yours truly,' Ukhbx a. Millkb. A Dog-Owner’* Defense- The Troy 2 imet says that in a suit recently brought to tbo Supreme Court to recover d us ages for the bite of a dog. the following an swerhaa boon served by a member of the legal fraioruily of that city t “ And tbo defendant further answers that at the timo mentioned to the complaint, the plaintiff, with sundry other unruly and boisterous youths, was throw ing enow-balls in the immediate vicinity of the defendant's house, and thereby endangering its safety and that of its inmatesj and thereupon the defendant oxooatulated with said plaintiff, and requested him In a mild and gentlemanly manner to desist 5 bat the plaintiff, refusing to observe the defendant’s request, and moved and instigated by tbo dovil, thereupon made an assault upon this defendant and upon his dog, which was providentially present, and throw and impelled a stone at the latter, whereupon the said dog, in self-defense, an ho lawfully might for the cause aforesaid, in stinctively resented the attack upon himself, and playfully tod slightly inserted bis teeth in and upon the person of tho plaintiff, doing him no uimocosssry damage, nor any damage beyond what was good for him; which are tho same supposed trespasses mentioned in tho com plaint." Oat Your Bouaa Beautifully Decorated, papered,curtained, bedded, maltreated, lambrequlnad, corniced, aud all euoh. In order to do ee wall, econ omically, and promptly, go to Uilger, Jauklna 4 Tax on, im and £ll mate street THE COURTS. Another Raid on Oatorborg and Hia Management of the 8,, R. I. & Bt. 1. B. B. lie Is Charged with Incompctcnoy, Mb management, and Fraudulent Re signs on the Property. What Was Dono in tho Way of Liti gation Yesterday. ANOTHER ATTACK ON OSTEIIBERO. A few dnya ago a supplemental bill in tho fore closure eult of tho Union Trust Company vs. the Rockford, Rook Island & SL Lonis Railroad Company waa filed by Miss Jessica M. Hoop er, of Now York, on behalf of herself and all others who should choose to Join with her, In which she attacked severely the management of Hoyman Oatorborg, tho German manager of the Rockford, Rook Island it 81. Louis Railroad Company. Osterberg, it will bo remem bered, in August last bought tbs road at a foreclosure solo on behalf of a largo number of Gorman bondholders. Uiss Hooper In her bill charged that Osterberg bad used illegal and fraudulent moans to carry on his operations and get possession of the road ; that he bad proved himself utterly incapable, both Intellectually and pecuniarily, of managing tho affairs of a railroad. Bh# therefore asked that ho might bo act aside, and another more competent nan substituted. Yesterday Thomas J. Robinson, of this State, filed a petition to bo made a party complainant to Miss Hooper's supplemental bill. He also makes serious charges against Oator borg, claiming that ho had represented that the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Ootn - panyhad offered to give $1,800,000 In case the road, waa sold. By these and other Inducements Robinson was persuaded to purchase some of the bauds of (he railroad and pay divers assessments. * He also charges Osterberg with baring incurred large expenses, since be became manager, or assumed control: that thorn Is aboutsl4,ooodne for taxes, and for paying which no provision ho* been made; that the rolling stock has depreciated rapidly, and SIOO,OOO would be required to make It u good as it was eight months ago; and that Osterberg la not pecuniarily able to manage the road. It is further claimed that Osterberg and six others, including bis general manager, private secretary, and attorney, held a meeting April 31 In Rock lal and for (he purpose of organizing a new com pany for operating the road under the name of the Bt. Louis, Rock Island A Chicago Railroad Company. Those seven men elected themselves Directors, end the six gave Oelorborg a written agreement to resign when he wished them to do so, but they were to care fully keep this agreement secret. The whole subject of Ibis scheme was to give Osterberg sole control of the road, and Robinson now wants him to he removed and somo other mors disinterested person appointed in bis place. ITEMS. Luclen B. Colby was yesterday appointed Assignee in bankruptcy of P. Songster, under a bond for $4,000. The first dividend meeting in the estate of Edward Bose will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock. In the caao of Oeorge Riinck vs. Omar Newman et aU, B. O. Aaay wm yesterday appointed Receiver by Judge Moore, under bond for $7,u00. In the case of Crane Brothcrn Manufacturing Com* psny tb. The Chicago Gal and Water Worke Construe* tlon Company et at., William Osborne vraa appointed Receiver, under bond for $5,009. and the same person was appointed Receiver, under bond for SI,COO, in the suit of B. M. Milliard vs. J. W. Conan and J. F. Lat* abaw. Elizabeth 7. Davenport filed a bill yesterday charg log that her buabaml, William 11. Davenport, bad de serted her In February, 1974, ami asking for a divorce on that account. UNITED STATES COURTS. Tba Pawtucket Institution for Havings filed a bill yesterday agalust Mary B. and Ira I*. iiovren to fore* close a mortgage for s3'],bOo on the E. W of Lot 1 and all of Lota 3, 7. 9, and 11, Block 1. aud lot 13, Block 3, In the subdivision of part of Block 19, In Kinzio’a Addition. SUPERIOR COURT IN BRIEF. Ezra May commenced a suit for $15,000 against Thomas S. Dobbins, John 8. Wilcox, G. 8, Bowen, Roselle M. Hough, George Young, aud Walter 8. Pease. Josephine Andrews commenced an action in tres pass against Rudolph Foreman and Charles W. M; Frlodlandor, laying damage* at SIO,OOO, CIRCUIT COURT. Benjamin N. MoUneux, a commission merchant, filed a bill yesterday against the City of Chicago and L. O. lluck to restrain the collection of a personal property tax for $318.37, alleging that his property, when assessed, was only worth SSO. McLacliUu Bros, filed a petition against Isaac W. Hangs, Dean Bangs, Lyman Baird, George Bawlo, W, 11. Bradley, end L. 11. Bortcll, asking for a mechan ics’ lien to the amount of $4,300 on Lota 3,3, and tin Bangs* Rcaubdirlslon of Lots 18,10, and 30, and the north 5 feet of Lot 17, all in L. I*. Hilliard’s Subdivis ion of Block 64 In the Canal Trustees’ Subdivision of the W. # of Sec. 37, 39, 14, and tbo four houses on them. The late firm of Wolcott, Smith b Co. also filed a similar petition against Franda A. McCormick, Henry J. Sheldon, Otway Watson, and about twenty others, to procure a mechanics' lien for {1,631.42 on Lots 1 to 10 inclusive in McCormick's Reaubdlrlslou of Lots 17 to 92 Inclusive in the resubdlvlslou of Block 17 of tbs Assessor’s division of the E. V of the S. £. V of Heo. 18, 30,11. county court. In the estate of Timothy Lordon, the will was £roven and letters of administration wore tuned to [ary Ann Daly, under boud for $3,100. In the estate of R, I*. Browusan, a grant of adminis tration was nude to Elizabeth Brownaon, under bond for (0,000. Martin Glomske, Kate Gibe, Elizabeth Grate, Will iam Brown, and Joseph lUus were adjudged Insane, CRIMINAL COURT. Thomas Smith and John Coates were tried for lar ceny, found guilty, and given one year each a the Bouse of Correction. George White was tried for larceny, found guilty, and remanded. William U. Boss was found guilty of an assault with intent to do bodily Injury, sud fined $lO and costs. James 11, tilebert was tried for embezzlement and acquitted. Henry Measell was tried for larceny ana acquitted. THE CALL. Judos Drummond— Taylor va. Agnew, Judos Blodobtt—Set cues. Judos Gary—373, 374, 377,307, 393, 399, 400. 402. 404 to 414, sud 416 to 419, inclusive, Juoor Jameson—Condemnation cues Nos. 43, 342. City va. Flab; (47,676, City vs. ilspgood; and other caeca In their order. Jooos Itoaxns—3l7,l3lß, 310, 820.341 to 350, Inclu sive. Judos Booth—3o3 to 320, Inclusive, except 308. Judus McAllister—UM to 370, Inclusive, of Judge Rogers' calendar, and set case No, 1,931. No. 673 on trial. Juoae Farwxll—No call. Judos Williams—l,oo3, McKechnle vs, Sutton. Superior CoonT— Oohpimsions— P. 11. Roots ot si. vs. Joshua 0. Richards. 1401.5 U. Judus Oaiix—S. Pcrlsteln vs. E. A, Cornwell and Reuben Slayton; verdict, sloo.—Anna K. Jamme vs. Joba U. Jacobs, $260.23.—A. C. Bell et 01. vs. Ira Couch, $433.-0. 0. Bubm ot aU vs. James 11. Keeler, $13.70.-11. L. Stewart vs. J. W. Millington and W..W. Horton, $866.33.—W. O. Clark vs. John McAßUtcr and J. C. McCullough, (313,23,—Henry Grimes vs. City of Cblcsgo, |6eo.—O. W. Darling et al. vs. Daniel and Lewis Bulltner; verdict, ('2C1.62.-W. F. Coolbaugh vs, Oils N. Placey, George J. Mallelt, Aaron M. Hbeldon, and William Stevens, s736.33.—George il. Merrill et al. va. Henry U. Hyatt, SIBO. Circuit Count—Jouar. Booth— Henry G. Abbott vs. D. Ambrose Davis, s3l7.3o.—'Thomas Sullivan vs. William P, May ham; verdict, $01.49.—E. T, Dunning vs. Ann St. Clair, $13,73, Judus UeAi.usTan.— O. Hallsgan vs, William Trudlcr. s34n.fi6.—T. J. Myers et 01. va. 0. L. Bel- Huger, W. S. Walker, and O. W. Bellinger, S'J7O.—J. F. Hoffman vs. Johu F. T. Holbeck. s7l.92.—Michael Baynes vs. Alexander, John, amL-Authony Sweeney, sl,o2o.o6.—Robert llanisb at al. vs. William Eckt brecht, $l6O. AM IMPOIITANT DECISION. Niiiitiluc, Tenn., April 27.—The United State* Circuit Court. Judges Eminent and Trigg, pronounced a declalon lu the caaea of the Nortberu stockholder* of the Union and i'lanters' Hank* against the Director* of theae banka, for complying with the demands of Gov. laham O, Harris lu Ibfll, to purchase over a million of War bonds of the Stale. The case turned ui>on the point whether the funds were furnished voluntarily or by coercion. It was held from proof that ths loan of the funds was not volun tary, and that (he animus of ths Directors, so far as shown, indicated only a desire (o save the remainder of the funds to the stockholders. The case was argued some terms™ ago by Montgomery Dlair and others, Afterwards uenmiTere were overruled by Judge Hwayne and the delendanta compelled to answer, and at the hearing Just coo* eluded, the decision Is tendered In favor of the d*> fendaute. Fsrhspeanappealto the Supreme Court will follow. To Investors. Oor financial arraogemeaU with Havens era tbs moat complete and extensive to be found anywhere. Highest rates paid for Spanish bills, Governments, etc. Prizes cashed, orders filled, and all necessary Infer* melton given on application. Cl ™ u .» r f. #^ ut ? re ?. by addressing Taylor k Co., hankers, 11 Wall street, New York City, I*. O. Boa iliS. Absurdly Low. Boob are tbs prices for f urnitaro at A. L. Hals A Bros.', Noa. ?00, 203, 201, and 200 llaodolpb Btrset. But then tbs Hrm have sold their building, and, as they must glvs it op July 1 they am forced to get nd of their furniture, no matter bow great may be tbs sacrifice. MARRIAGES. JUDGE—DUFFY—At tiU Patrick's Church, by the J, Oonvey, Thomas V, Judge ts DEATHS. JONES—At Boston, April 38, Mra.Rather AjoatiL mother of Un. Samuel Appleton, of thta city. GILIiETT—On Ibe 30th Inst.. at the residence el hla parent*, Raj Franklin, Infant aon of Frank O. ana Jennie 6. Otllelt. MORRISON—ApriI M. of eongeeUra chills, Mak colra M., youngest aon of John U. and Sarah B. Mor. riaon, aged 1 year 10 months and 14 day*. Funeral to-morrow, April 38, at 1 o'clock, from (heir residence, 1499 Bhurtloff-ar, HOWE—At Rovelle, N. J., on Sunday morning, sm ln*t., Dels Kittling, wlfa of John J. Hove, brother 04 Mm. George 11. lleas. O’BRIEN—On the 20th Inst, Michael O’Brien, ag*) 17 yearn. Funeral will lake place to-day at 10:30 a. m.. front hia fathor’a resilience, 400 North Franklln-et., to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, thence by car* rlagoe to Calvary. All frlendi of the family invited la attend. GILBERT—The funeral of George Gilbert will taka place at hie late roildence In lUveralde, thla day, Frl day, at 13 o'clock m. Friend* in the city can lake tho train at Central Be* pot, foot of Lake-at., at 11 o'clock a. m., and at State* at. cronalug, near Sixteenth-*!,, at 11:10, for which a ■pedal car will bo provided; returning, leave River* aide at 1:18 p. rn., taking carriage* at Central Depot 1* Chicago at 3 o'clock p. m. tor Roaehlll. AUCTION SALES. By ELISON, POMEUOY & CO, Auctioneer*. 84 and 80 Randolpb-aU * FOR Watfclufls, JEWELRY, Silver or Plated Ware, 0-0 TO A. H. MILLER’S GREAT CLEARING AUCTION SALES, BVBBYDAYTiHB WEEK, at 10:30 a. nu, At 61 Washington-st. BLISON, POMBROT 4c GO., Auctioneer* Mr. J. H. FRENCH will conduct the sale. AUCTION SALE By ELTSON, POMEROY & CO., MONDAY, May 1, at 5 p. m. 4 MMBLE-PROHT HOUSES. First-class in Every Eespeot, FINEST LOCATION ON THE SOUTH SHE CORNER OF M&LAS-PLACE AND LAKE-AV. ny~Term« of payment to be macleon the grounds.’ AUCTIONEERS, U 8 Al2O WABASU-AV. Mirrors, Chromes, Engravings, Bibles, Picture* Cards, Show-Cases, Shelving, Dcaki, ole., in Store Net 231 South Ualsted-sf!, AT AUCTION. Friday and Saturday evenings, April 38 and 99, at 7Jf o'clock. Tbevrbole Stock and Fixtures VIU be closed without reserve, WM. A. PUTTERS h CO., Anctloneere. MORTGAGE SALE- Entire Fixtures and Fittings of Restaurant, In Basement, 112 and 114 Randolph-et, Friday Morning, April 28, at 10 o’olook. WM. A. BUTTERS it CO., Auctioneers, FIXTURES & FURNITURE or TUB oxTXziEnsrs bahk AT AUCTION, FRIDAY MORNING, April 3H, at 11 o’clock, at the Banking Room, northeast corner of Madison and L»* Sallo-its., the whole consisting of Desks, Counters, Chairs, Rolling, Partitions, Gas Chandeliers, etc. Also, a fine Burglar-Proof Safe, cost $950. WM. A. BUTTERS A CO.. Auctioneer!. At Our Salesrooms^ This Morning, at 0:00 o'clock, The largest sale of the season. OVEB 1,000 LOTS Now and Sooond-Hand FURNITURE, And a splendid line CARPETS, GENERAL HODSEHOLD GOODS, Qonoral Merchandise,&o., &o. ELISON, POMEROY k GO., BUTTERS & CO/S REGDLAR SATURDAY SALE. At tbclr Spacious Salesrooms, 118 ft 120 Wnbosh-av., cor. Madison-st. HOUSEHOLD GOODS, PARLOR ORGANS, Pianos, and UVColocloontH, Saturday Morning, April 20, at 0:30 o’clock. By S. N. FOWLER & CO., Auctioneers and Commission Merchants, 274 and 371 East Madison-st, Tomorrow at 0:30 a. m., our usual Saturday sale d a large line of new and second-hand FURNITURE, comprising elegant Parlor Suits, boautlfat Chamber Beta, library, Dining-Room and Office Furniture, Misfit Carpets of all grades,—Brussels, Thru-Ply In grain and Supers. GREAT CLOSING-OUT SALE, This liny, Friday, April 128, at 10 a. in., at 170 East lUadlson-st., all the stoek and fixtures of the late firm of T, POUTER k CO., to settle the business of the con cern. There will be offered a large line of Parlor, Chamber, Library, and Dining-Room Ftrniiria?Uß.B. Sale positive and unlimited. B. •N._FUWLER_k_CO., Auctioneers. By G. I*. OOUC & CO., 68 and 70 Wabaah-ar. On SATURDAY, APRIL 29. at 0 o'clock. 10 OEATES W. Q. OHOOKEB7* HUDSEHOLD FlffllTOßE at 10:30 O’W, Elegsnt Parlor and Chamber Seta, Walnut Ward robes. Marble-Ton Tables, Extension and Breakfast Tables, Easy Chairs, Walnut Chairs and Rockers, Wbal-Nola. Parlor and Office Desks, Showcase*, Lounges, Carpets, Floor Oil Cloth, Mirrors. Pianos, Parlor Organs, a car-load of Walnut and Asa Exten sion Tables iu white. 0. P. GORE k CO., Auctioneer*. By HIRAM BRUSH. Office 103 Fifth-ar, WILL SELL AT HOTMSOOTH OAILEY-ST, NearUarrlion. BATUKDAT, April2o. at 10 a. to.,* choice lot of Furniture, Carpet*. Bed* aod Bedding. I'arlor, Dining-room, and Chamber Furniture, all of the beat quality and in flue order, aod to be aold to the highest bidder for caah. HIUAM UUUBH. Auct'f. lly T. K. STACY. FRIDAY, APRIL 30, at 10 a. in.. AT 888 STATE-ST., NEAR EIGHTEENTH, The entire contents of house. Drussels and 3-Ply In* grain Carpets, Dedateads and Bedding, Chairs, Tables, Waahatands, Bureaus, Stoves, Ac. Bale positive. Mortgages foreclosed and sales made at satisfactory r»t«s. T. E. STACY, 190 Dearborn-si. _ WATCHES THE CENTENNIAL WATCH. Tba watch for ths Centennial caaeasllyba kept at • very moderate ooat by purchasing ono of those elsisat LADD DATUM? GOLD WATCH OASES, fitted with a fine movement to match. Try It and ace tut youraall. These Casas era mads la l*dl<*, Gentlemen »• and Dura* ataea. in llaaclue. Mansard, and Vlat shapaa. m all sir 1m of engraving and finish, for stem aod key-winder movements of American manufacture. For sale b> dealers everywhere. None genuine unless stam-.od, U. v*. Lsdd's Fat." under the basal. Circulars descriptive ana historical sent on application by tha Manufacturers, J. A, BEOWN & CO., CONFECTIONERY. M m ■■namOEUIDHATED throughout ■1 A ftlll al the Union—expreseed to all fl ■ IB HI I ■ W parts. I tb and upward at

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