Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 18, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 18, 1876 Page 8
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THE CITY. GENERAL NETVS. The non. William B. Ogden, the first Mayor of CUlcbro, Iml now n resident of New York CUy, la la the city, at the Tremont, Albert Mena, aP-ycsr-old son of the Assistant- Engineer of Fire Engine No. 20, bad hi* right leg badly broken at 7 o'clock last evening by falling through a bay-loft. The temperature yesterday, as observed bv Man ama, optician, 88 Madison street (Tribune Bnilding), was at Ba. m. 4 73 degrees: 10 ft. wu» 7ft; 12m., 70: 3p. m., 70: Bn. m., 00* Barom eter, Ba. m., 80.13: Bp, m., *0.7 The patriotic Bwedcs and Norwegians of this clly celebrated, at No. 104 Milwaukee avenue.the an niversary of the union of Sweden and Norway. Addressee were delivered In Norwegian and En glish. and A very pleasant evening spent, the whole winding up with a grand ball. A lamp-lighter named Alex. Salllvan, wilding at No. 200 Rebecca street, while traveling his heat oi 3 o’clock yesterday morning discovered.anmn jying In the ditch at the comer of Twelfth street and Og den avenne. and open •raising V S appalling information •'that ho was dead and did nolwanttobcoroused. or at least that Is Snlll van** version. He reported that a man shot in the back was lying In a dying condition on the prairie, -but when ho returned to the place the man hud irone. Two policemen wore detailed upon the case, and have come to Hie conclusion that It was merely a mee of some vagrant. DBS PLAINES CAMP-MEETING. A meeting of tho officers of the Dcsplalncs Camp- Ground Association and oilier leading Methodists was held on tho grounds Tuesday for the purpose of considering the question of holding a camp meeting there this season. After a thorough ex pression of tho wishes of those presentin regard to the matter, It was definitely decided with great unanimity that one bo held, and the time fixed upon for Ito common cement was the 23d of August. TTils action will be pleasing to the largo majority of Methodist* throughout the country, who feared that the old grounds, around which cluster so many tender recollections and associations, might be abandoned. . . , . , , , It was also determined to pat tho grounds In good condition for fit* meeting, and to that end many Deeded Improvf.mcnta will ho made. Amangothers, ft large tent hse been ordered, to bo 100 feet In di ameter. George F. Foster & Son have tho contract for making 11. . , . „ Elder Boring, of Park Ridge, was appointed Su perintendent. Dr. Tiffany was present and hearti ly co-operated, and will lend his assistance to tins meeting. Much enthusiasm was manifested by those present, and tho appearances are that the camp-mcotlng this summer will ho one of tho best ever held on the ground. Thu meeting convcnodat half-past 10 a. m. and closed ut 4 p. in. THE COUNTY BUILDING. Yestcrdaywoa arralgnmcnt-day In tho Criminal Court.’ The nsntvl amount of uprightness was shown In picas of “notgnllty." The Sheriff Is In receipt of a dispatch from the police authorities at Toledo asking him to hold TaUr, Boyle, and Meehan, members of the gang who recently broke Jail, to answer to crimes com mitted In that city while cn route to Pittsburg. The record In the Twentieth Ward election case as completed yesterday, and will be forwarded to Joliet to-day. Tbc report of a few daya ago that the case would not bo called on the first Monday In Jane is false, for the business of tbo court baa been especially postponed to make room fur It. Assistant Statc’s-Attorncy Birch Is anxious to out through with tho Graud-.lury work for this term. and ho would, doubtless, get more sympa thy If tho Jurors knew that ho was to he married on tho Ist of June. His Intended has recently been presented a beautiful residence on Michigan avenue by her father, ond it Is now being put in order. 'She comes from Buffalo. In tbo Criminal Court yesterday afternoon Mike Evans filed an information In tho nature of a quo warranto against Bernard Callaghan, Collector of South Chicago, ashing that he be commended to show by what authority and warraut ho holds and executes his office. The “Information” Is volum inous, but of a character that could scarcely Inter est tho public. Mr. Callaghan will flic his replica tion in a day or two, doubtless, when Judge Mooro will dispose of the case. THE GRAND JURY. The foreman of tho Grand Jury was In consnlla tlon with Judge Moore yesterday morning In refer ence to the Indictments found tho day previous against Jailer Doyle and one of tho watchmen. Some one bad intimated to tho foreman that tbe Indictments cunld not bo made to stick, and bo was In quest of light on tho subject. Tho result of tho consultation is not positively known, but it Is re ported that the indictment of Doylo was subse quently reconsidered by tho Jnry. The. Jury took a great deal of evidence during the day touching tho investigations into the man agement of public affaire. The Superintendent of tbo new hospital and I*. J. Sexton, one of the con tractors there, were examined about tho erection of that structure, but nothing alarming was elic ited. John Comiskoy and Albert Mahr, Clerks to tbe County Board, were recalled, tbe former to produce additional papers and records of the Board, and tbe latter to toll what ho saw fit, gained from his experience, in reference to contracts, etc. Tho contracts of Pcriolat and Hogan were especially in quired Into, as well as the system of receiving sup plies, etc., at tbo Poor-House. Dennis Curran was loafing around tbe room dur ing the forenoon, waiting on opportunity to havo something to say under oath in reference to what he claims was the testimony of certain witnesses before tho late Grand Jury. Ho claims that Mr. Florey's “ moral indictment ” misrepresented the facts In the case, and misconstrued tne evidence, .pat Just whom he wanted indicted could not bo learned. To-day Messrs. Whittlesey * Peters, woven-wire mattress manufacturers, will appear to testify In inference to Pcriolat and his mattress contract at Ihe Insane Asylum, which It will he remembered ■tvas let a year ago, ond over a year before the com- J lotion of the now addition,previous to which time be mattresses could not bo used. Commissioner Lonergan and Architect Cochrane will also bo among tbe witnesses to-day,—tho former to testify about hospital matters, and tho latter on general subjects pertaining to county affairs. The Jury will adjourn Saturday, and It Is already given out that tho most it expects to do la to pre sent another “moral Indictment.” TITE CITY-IIALIj. Police-Superintendent Hickey was at his office yesterday for the first time since one week ago last Monday, when ho was taken sick. He Is still un able to attend actively to his work. Clty-Treosurer-clect Briggs will assume the duties and responsibilities of bis office one week from Tuesday. Treasurer O’Hara will then make a count of tho money, have a squaring up, and be take himself to a quieter life. The South-Town Assessor and his cmplnyrs are busily at work, end desire It to be stated that per sons will add greatly to their own benefit by mak ing an itemized return of their property and not putting It all in a tamp, as has often been dune. The first committee meeting of the New Council ' was bold yesterday morning, when the Committee on Printing Instructed tho City Clerk to advertise ' forbids for printing tbo record known on Council i Proceedings. It was decided to submit an ordi nance to the Council governing the mutter of City Printing. It appears that tho announcement made sumo days ago that Francis Adams' resignation of the office of Assistant Corporation Counsel hod been (accepted waaorroneous. Mr. Adams sti) continues Xo perform the duties of tbo office, and will In all mrobabllltr remain, mnch to tho satisfaction of bU friends and acquaintances. , Ex-AW. Dixon and Warren wore yesterday In : close conversation with a member of the Hoard of Public Works, and exhibited much anxiety to havo ..Hugh Reed—he who has earned such an unenviable reputation in bummer politics—retained by tho .Board os a sidewalk Inspector. It has been In - tended by tbo Hoard to remove Hugh Reed and '' others of hla stamp, which seems to have occasioned exertion from those who maybe Indebted to Im for work put In obout tho time of Aldormanlc f elections. It is doubtful If tbo Hoard listen to any | appeals for the man to question, or foronyuf his It is raid that tbe reason why a resolution was i passed in the Council culling upon the heads of f departments to furnish a list of all employes, a statement of their duties, and amount of salary, was substantially what may bo found in the follow ing: Borne time ago the Citizens’ Association oh* • tamed, through employes adverse to the past Administration, a complete list like that Just called for, which Is wanted for the purpose of compari son, and this was given to some of the members of tbe Connell to look after. Tbe project started about the time of the complaints made In regard to I the employes of thu Board of public Works. The 4 whole matter is regarded as the first step toward I abolishing some of tbe Boards and offices, which action has been mentioned Iwforu In connection with the Intentions of the new Council. TOM UOLLKN. Considerable interest Is manifested In the doings of tbe committee of the City Council appointed to look into the Von llollcn defalcation, nut as yut they have mode no sign. A meeting has, however, been called for Frida/afternoon. at'J:UO, at which time considerable evidence will be presented. This baa been gathered by Aid. Cullorton, Chairman of tbe Council Committee, who baa been busy getting together tbe facta in the case. It seems that It is expected to receive the testimony of the Hankins brother*, who keep the gambling-house where Von Uolien lost a part of (he atolen money. It Is also intended to get at (ho facts of Von Hollea's loss of considerable sums of money In George Hankins’ and George Holt's places. It is also said thatC. 11. Harris (Carl Bret* gel) has some Interesting information on the gen oral aubJecU It doee not clearly appear what good can como by knowing that tbe city's money was lost in any par ticular gambling bell. because no part of the cash tan well be recovered unless from those city officers by whose connivance and consent the gambling* mum are kept open* CRIMINAL. Jobs Bellman and Vincent Hulks, two Foltsb toy*, are lockad sp at tbe West Madison Street SUtii* charged with stealing Uad pipe. feta Sgaa Is locked up at Uw denary, chafed wuii i . irctny of thirty boot-legi from th« ihoe* chop i. v. Goldman at No. 307 South Clark street Edward McOoon, a highway robber, was unrated yesterday by Officer Oaro, charged with being a member of a gang of fonr ruffians, who assaulted Mr. Illder, a collector of No. 8 Wabash arcade, and robbed hhn of n email enm of money. A man giving the name of Charles Allison yester day afternoon disposed of sixteen volumes of the new American Encyclopedia for 820. A due bill was given him for the amount, and when ho called to collect last evening. Detective Ryan gobbled him up. The books are marked, and wore stolon from District No. C School In Hyde Park. 8. C. Sharpe complained that R. W. Chsppelle committed a crime in assuming a corporate name— the Morrill Manufacturing Company—for the man nfneturo of some article without authority of law. Chsppelle appeared before Justice Haines yester day, was tried by Jury, and fined ffiO. Sharpe had bought Chappclle out, and had been disappointed In the amount of money to bo made in (ho busi ness. The O’Connor family. .Tamos and his three sons, a mention of whose doings has boon made In these columns, wore yesterday brought, before Justice Scully for trial. Henry Kantfmann, of Evanston, swore to having lost |3OO worth of clothing: Lonls Levy, of No. 310 Blue Island avenue, had lost a quantity of clothing: O. Frau chcre had lost jewelry: and Henry Pribyl, of No. 021 HMsted street. Imd lost guns and revolvers, and each identified portions of the property which was recovered at tho Ume the arrests were made. In these predatory excursions tho CVConnora were aided by George Ferguson and •‘Nlbsy’’Paine, the latter of whom has not yet been cnptnrcd. William O’Connor pleaded polity, and was held In $3,000 bail to the Criminal Court; Patrick and Michael O’Connor and George Fergu son were held In SI,OOO each; and James O Connor was held In SI,OOO hall for receiving property knowing It to hate been stolen. The. den of the O’Connor's was at No. 330 South May street. ' TIIIR7 SHOT. About 0 o’clock lost evening Charles Bhlppr, a eon of the policeman by tho same name, a conduc tor on tho Clinton street horee-cnr line, while re tumlnghome was swanked on the coper of « right and Jefferson streets by a notorious foot-pad nam ed Pat Shea, alios "Btsh.” Shlppy saw al a glance that robbery was contemplated, and having con siderably more about him than he cared to lose, he made a valiant defense and rather got the best of hl§ assailant, who at once called to bis assistance several others of the gang, none of whom responded save the notorious burglar and despera do Frank Igo. Shlppy warned them not to approach him, and when they attempted to do to he drew a revolver and fired—first at bhea and then at Igo. IBs first shot possibly missed, as nothing Ims since been heard of Shea, but the second bullet took effect in Igo’s right side. Ho fell to tho ground, hut was speedily spirited owsy by his companions, first to the office of a surgeon at tho comer of Twelfth and Clinton streets, and then to a place of safety from tho police, who want the follow on several charges. The wound was pro nounced quite dangerous, and tho police really hone it will prove fatal, as being tho best way of ridding the community of so incorrigible a rascal. Shlppy also ran off, but Inasmuch an he was not to blame Ills expected that he will give himself up to-day. _ ANNOUNCEMENTS, Lean. P. Sykes will address tbc Band of ITope this evening at tho Y. M. C. A. rooms, No. 10 Arcade court, followed by singing and recitations. Free to tbe public. There will bo a flower festival, fancy fair, ond sale of bedding plants, with social entertainment and good times generally, at tbe Third Unitarian Church parlors, Friday evening, at the corner of Monroe and Lanin streets. TUB APOLLO CLUB CONCERT. The last of tbo regular scries of Apollo Clnb con certs will take place this evening at McCormick’s Hall, upon which occasion tbo Clnb will present the following programme: 1. Drinking song Benedict 2. “The Lotos Flower” Schumann 3. Hhapaodio Hongrnlse No. 14 Liszt Mr. Alfred It. Pease. 4. “Come, OhlOentlo Night”..... -Otto fi. “O mio Fernando” Donizetti Min Anna JiratdU. 0. “Tho Morning Walk" Baser PART 11. 1. Double Chorus, “(Edlpusat Colonas” Mendelssohn n ia. Nocturne B Major Chopin 1 b. Barcarole Mill# Mr. Alfred 11. Peats. 3. Ave Marla (with tenor solo) Abt Solo by Mr. Charlet Barnet. 4. “Just as of Old” Pease Mitt Anna Dratdit. G. “Tar’s Song” Hatton SUBTJIIB AN • EVANSTON. Tbo Village Trustees mot In regular session Tuesday evening. Present—President Hune and Trtstccs Davis, Iglcbort, Gage, Dewey, ond Can non. A petition was received requesting the removal to tho north of the sidewalk from Ladd's Bank to the \Vlllard Block, Al*o, a remonstrance to said removal. Referred. The petition for leave to connect (he Hsskin Block with tho Davis street sewer woo referred to tbe Sewerage Committee. _ Tho petition of Flrn-Marshal Humphrey, asking that water bo nut In tho Town-Hall for hose pur poses, was referred to tbo Committee on Fire and Police. Ur. M. Raymond presented a communication re questing the Board to compare bis assessment for tne Davis street sewer with that of Mr. T. C. Hoag, ami take such action us may be deemed beat, 110/erred /erred to C'ommlUco on A«ncp«tnents. Tho Sewerage Committee recommended that $0 bo the price of permlu for making connections with the Davis street sower, and $2 for an nddl tlonal Junction. 1/ put In by the village. The re port was adopted, and referred to the Village At torney, vrlthlnstructiooß to draw an amendment to the onilnance covering the subject. Mr. Hugh A. White, representing Indirectly $3,000 of delinquent sower assessments, address ed the Hoard on the subject of granting property owners a rebate on the amount assessed in excess of the cost of the sewer, lie wanted the Hoard to determine as nearly as possible the total cost of the sewer, and allow a rebate In advance of the payment, and objected to paying la money which will hereafter bo returned. The following was adopted: lieiolcrd, That the Village Clerk bo authorized to receive payment on the certificates of sale for special assessment No. 11, rebating Id per cent, and credit the amount so paid upon said certificates, and that the ques tion of further rebates on said certificates be de ferred to await the completion of the Davis street sewer. Tho Sewerage Committee was Instructed to as certain and report the cost of the Maplu avenue sewer. Tho Village Engineer was Instructed to grant permits to those desiring to make connections with tho Davis street sower, at their own cost, and with the consent of tho contractor. The Village Engineer called attention to tho fact that several citizens had encroached upon tho streets by fencing in pnhllc property as parks, and obstructing travel by pedestrians. Also, that the east side of Wesley avenue, between Davis and Church streets, was not open to pedestrians. An ordinance covering the subject was presented and laid over by consent for 000 week. M. McNichols presented a bill of $l,lBO for cz * tras on the sower: Referred. um mi mo ounvi* Ut Hills amounting to over $1,300 wore audited and ordered paid. Also, an estimate of $4,081 for work done on the Davis street sewer. An ordinance was adopted making the tax-levy for the year. The total was $31,000. This In cludes SIO,OOO omitted from lost year's levy by tbo former Hoard. The bond of C. 11. Meeker, Poundmoater at North Evanston, forsl,ooo, with 11. M. Kidder as surety, was approved. The bond of Murrllll Ladd, Village Treasurer, for $70,000, with T. A. Cosgrove, O. A. Crain, and 8. A. Downer as sureties, was referred to the Finance Committee. Hrs. ScotL Mann, ami Waller ware appointed ns the Hoard of Health for the current year. After transacting considerable miscellaneous business, the Board adjoarned for two weeks. There will he an interesting gymnastic exhibition at the Gymnasium tills evening, by a dozen of Chicago's best gymnasts. The exercises will In* elude boxing, fencing, tumbling, turning, Indian club swinging, and every variety of performance on the horizontal and parallel bars, single and double trapeze, La Chelle, etc. Ample arrange* ments have been made for tbe accommodation of ladles. EASTERN MILLS. Boston, May 17.—The Merrlmic Worsted-Mills atWIUon, N. 11., have shot down. Probably the mills at Ncwburyport will abut down on the 271 h lust. Tbe Ocean will run, but will reduce wages. SOZODONT. In spite of your teeth, Both shove and beneath, Being lightly cnamcl’d and thin. They will never break down. Nor torn yellow nor brown, If tbe Bozodont'a dally brushed In. ART SALE. William A. Butters & Co. desire to call the at tention of the public to the collection of choice steel engravings and water colors which they will ‘sell at public oocllon, Friday morning, at their salesrooms lib and ISO Wabash avenue. The selection has been made with great care, and is without question one of the finest collections of nice pictures In the city. They are all in elaborate French walnut, maple, end ash frames, with French gloss. Tbe sale Is peremptory. DIAMONDS. A. 11. Miller’s diamond sale yesterday was a new departure In thu Jewelry business, and crcate<\ quite a sensation lu the trade. A great many val uable gems were sold at much below tbe regular prices. Ur. Miller bos determined to close out bis entire stock, and tbe suction tale will continue this morning at 10 o'clock. Bale by catalogue. Mr. J. H. French viU conduct tha sale* tMUdiait THE MAYORALTY. Colvin’s Secretary Packing Up the Books and Papers. Tho Ex-Mayor Not Tot Heady to Answer tho Request for Possession. Consultations of Counsel—No Like lihood of an Agreed Cm Aid. Bamngarton’s Course Sus tained by His Con stituents. His Explanation of the Reasons for the Course He Pursued. VICTORIOUS nOYHTE. THE SITUATION AT TUB CITT-IIALL was entirely unchanged yesterday, and both parties lay on their oars and awaited the action of tho men of law who were busily engaged In tinkering up some sort of a peaceful way out of .the difficulty. Mayor lloyuo came to the office rather curly, and conversed for some time with different gentlemen who came In backed by troops of friends, and who boro sus picious resemblance to candidates. This may wrung ono or more of them, but it will certainly, hit several others. Tho direct patronage'ln the Mayor’s hands amounts to nothing more than a few license policemen, he having already selected Iris pri vate secretary, but even these minor offices are thought worthy of considerable seeking. It was nut settled who was to have any of tho places named. When Mayor Iloync was comfortably settled, a reporter BOUGHT SOME INFORMATION on various matters, and learned, In answer to questions, that no reply had been re ceived from cx-Mnyor Colvin ua to when ho proposed to ccuso occupying tho Mayor's office, and to give up tho books and papers thereto belonging. The Mayor further ex pressed his great satisfaction at tho way matters had gone, and was satisfied (hat ho bad gotten over the roughness and Into smooth water. The recog nition of bis claims by the various departments seemed to him to set everything straight and to forecast tho future without a doubt. COLVIN. Remembering that tbe Mayor had said that Colvin had not given a date when he proposed to resume the express business, tho reporter sought that in formation from the occupant of tho largest chair In Boom No. 1. It rather seemed ns If Mr. Colvin wua not In a very good humor for some reason: at least he did not produce tho required Information with either rapidity or cheerfulness. Ho only growled and muttered, and when asked If he bad answered Slayer lloyne’s letter replied with a sur ly negative. When asked If he Intended to make repiy, he said that ho had five days left In which to act, and (here the information gave out, and no amount of persuasion could extract any Indication as to what the nature of the reply would be, or In fact whether there would be one at all. When called on by the Mayor’s secretary for an answer, ho said the charter gave him five days, aud bo Intended to avail himself of them. PACKING UP Mr. Colvin's private secretary, J. St. Clair Cleveland, was busily engaged the greater part of the day in straightening up the papers In tbo desk and pigeon-holes In the Mayoral room, prepara tory too vacation of tbe premises. The Job was not A desirable one, os It created a great deal of dust, more so than Cleveland ever raised before. COLVIN’S COUNSEL, Messrs. Jamieson, Boot, and Goudy, were In con sultatlon several times during the day; and at one time It was expected they would be Joined by the legal gentlemen who are retained to look after tho Interests of Mayor Uoyne, but the “high Joints" failed to put in an appearance. Mr. Melville W. Fuller has been retained to as sist Messrs. Jewett, Horton, and Tuloy In con ducting the defense to bo made by Mr. lloyno in the matter of tbo qne warranto. They were en gaged yesterday afternoon in deep study over tbo situation in the offica of Aid. Thompson. In reply to queries made by a Tribune reporter, Mr. Taley said It was unlikely that tho counsel would iiibko np an agreed case, to lie presented to the Court simultaneously with tho filing of tbo Information for tbc quo warranto. It was his opinion that Mr. lloyne would take Issue and plead, thus allowing tho other side to demur, or accept the statement or facts made In the plea. It Is probable that tho Initiatory steps will bo taken some time to-day. Tho following communication was received yes terday from THE BOARD OP HEALTH! Hoaiip or lIHAt/ru Orncx, Chicago, May 10. 1870.— T0 the //on. Thomas Home— Dbau bin: I am Instructed by the Hoard of Health to acknowl edge the receipt of year communication of the 12th Inst., and to transmit, to you a copy of n resolu tion adopted by the Hoard at a meeting held this afternoon. The following Is a copy of the resolu tion: JUnolred, That while Ibo question of the Mayor alty Is under discussion and involved in doubt we recognize the authorltyof the Common Connell and obey ull rules and orders emanating from them di recting the conductor this department. Yours, veryrcepeetfally, Q. W. Ueiiuill, Secretary. AliD. BAITMGARTEN. UIS FOUKTBDNTIi-WAHD CONSTITUENTS INDOItSB UIS ACTION. Last evening the citizens of tho Fourteenth Ward held a meeting at No. 274 Milwaukee avenue, to listen to a personal explanation of tho course of Aid. Uaumgurtcn in tho Common Council. Tho attendance was quite large, with a sprinkling of Colvin bummers, who made themselves quite conspicuous by their offensive actions. John Bnchlcr was called to preside, and John Prcndergust acted us Secretary. As soon as an organization had been effected, Aid. Daumgartcn came manfully to tho front and said that he had bat little explanation to inaku os to his course In the Common Council, lie had been elected by tho citizens of the Four teenth Ward, and ho felt it hisduly to represent his constituency. There were some who had stated that bo bad pledged his vote to Mr. Col vin. lie denied this mostemphaUcally. It was not so, and none could prove to tho contrary, lie invited any one, however, to come to tho front and convince him that bo was wrong. lie hod read the law and he knew what he was doing. He acted In accordance and In obedience to that law, and to tho will of the people. Ho was ready to bo convinced If he was In error, but ho had faithfully endeavored to do bis duty. Ho felt that Colvin's time bad expired, and ho could no longer recognize his authority, and eo voted according to tho dictate# of his own conscience, far the bent Interests of tho citizens of tho Four teenth Ward. The remarks, which wore brief uud to the point, were rwceived with loud applause. jusneu MomtiHON then took the floor, and for aj short time held tbe audience spell-bound with his eloquence. He hold that there was a ueccaelty In the country for two par* tics, bat that thu people would bo controlled by the rings of neither. He Indorsed Mr. Uanmgartcn's action in the most emphatic terms, and said the whnle question of the Mayoralty would, at farthest, be settled In a few dsya. A carriage might bo good with (wo "Mayors," but Chicago was very well satisfied with one, and he Is Thomas Hoyno. Ur. Brendcrgost then offered the follow* Ing: Jletotrtd. That it Is the sense of this meeting that the citizens of the Fourteenth Ward do in* dorse and uro perfectly satisfied at tbe action taken by Ald.reaumgurten In the Common Council. Mr. ualune offered, as an amendment, the fol* lowlug KBSOLUTION S Itttoh'ed. That this meeting, representing the voters of the Fourteenth Ward, fully Indorsee the action of Aid. Baumgarten In voting fur the can vass by the Common Council of the ballots cost at the late election for Mr. Hoyne for Mayor, thereby declaring him the legal possessor of (he eiffleo to which he was called by an Immense majority of the voters of thu city. Mr. Malone spoke in behalf of bla resolution, and indorsed the Alderman. Hu said It was a good thing for the ward that Mr. Baumgarten was acting with the majority. Ho had been placed upon im portant Committees, in which ho could materially assist the ward in obtaining much needed improve ments. As to the bugbear of Interference with the beer question, he characterized it os "too thin." That was a matter which would not bo Interfered with by tbe present Council. Ur. Afield wanted to know who had compelled Mr. Baumgarten to como to the meeting to explain hi* vole. The Chair thought the gentleman could best an swvi that question himself. Fur bis Information, be would say, that the Alderman had como vol untarily. Thu resolution of Mr. Malone was then put, when the few nous undo themselves very conspicuous by tbelr noise. FUBTTIBQ IMDOBSBUBNT. Mr. McGl/ndon arose to bis feet snd ssld he was opposed to Mike Rysn's constituents coming into Mr. Usumgarten's ward to vole. He was proud al .lbat£&nUemA%,as tu bad toted Hie a Conned, and he believed Mike Ryan's constltusnta had no right to rote In the meeting. Some one nuked If It were not Democrat* who had made tho nutAO. The Chair Mid the noise came from the rear, but If thd noisy ones were In front *nd he conld tee their faces ho coaid soon tell. (Laughter.) The vote was again called, when the Chair decld cd that Mr. Malone'* resolution was carried. Mike Rjrnn's friend* called for division, when the Danmgartcn adherent* were called to the right sldo of the honso and hi* opponent* to the loft. Over seven-eighth* went to the right side,amid shonta of applause from the victorious party and cries of de rision from tho defeated. A man named Kberllng said that there were men In the crowd supporting Kaumgnrtcn who had not voted for him. Amid the hooting and yelling of the minority the meeting adjourned. HOMEOPATHY. Second Day’s Proceedings of the Illinois Association. tending of Topers on Surgical Subjects— The President’s llcport. Last Day’s Session of tho Michi gan Society. THE HOMEOPATHS. rnOCBBDINOS OP TESTEnDAt’s MBBTina. Tho Rocoml day’* *c\slou of the State Homeop athic Medical Society convened In the lecture room of tho Methodist Church Block yesterday morning, with the President, Dr. Mitchell, In tho choir, and a fair attendance. Tho proceedings were opened by Dr. L. Dodge, of this city, who rend a report on “Hygienic Preventive Medi cine." Tho subject related to the hygienic care of mothers during pregnancy, and tho care of children after birth. It was a lengthy and elaborate document. Tho President then announced that the So ciety was Invited to take a ride through tho city by Dr. Beebe, who would furnish tho carriages. The Invitation was accepted 1 , and the hour fixed for 4 p. m. Dr. Duncan stated that, as tho Michigan Medi cal Society was In session In that Slate, he moved that a congratulatory cllnpatch bo sent toil by tho President. Carried. Dll. 0. 1). DEEDS then delivered a lecture on "Tho Surgical Demo dir* for Prolapse Involving Uterus, bladder. Vagina, or Itectum." The Doctor used illustrations to ex plain his discourse, which wa* a decidedly scien tific and learned one, and attracted marked ntten- tion from the members of tbo Society. Tbo Iccturn was not finished when Dr. Beebe's time expired, and, on motion, Us continuation was Axed for this morning at 0 o'clock. 88. W. DANFORTR, of this city, read a paper on "Uterine Fibroids," Including tumors, etc. Thu paper treated of tho various kinds of tumors, was unite an uxhaustlvc treatise, and took the ground tint it was worse to remove a portion of a tumor than not to remove it at all, ns it la most coses resulted disastrously to tho patient. At the close of tbo reading of tho paper the Doctor presented a clinical case, that of a woman, 43 years of age, who bad four children, and who was troubled with mlnearogca, during which tbo hemorrhages Increased to an alarming extent. Tho patient lived 40 miles from Chicago, and In October, 1874. visited Dr. Lndlatn. In November, 1874. on at tempt was made to remove tho tumor, but her con dition was so low that tbo operation wasdeumed Impracticable. From November, 1874, to October, 1875, the patient was given hypodermic injections afergotine. In November last, another visit was made by the patient to Dr. Luulutn, who declined to perform tho operation. She called upon Dr, liy fonl, who slated that bo had never removed a tumor no large, and tho chances wore as ten to one against her, though an operation was the only thing that couW save her. Dr. Danforth then took tho ca«o in hand and successfully removed tho tumor. Ho exhibited the instruments with which ho had per formed tho operation, and ehowed how necessary it was to have Instruments constructed in a scien tific manner, sons to become useful In individual as well as general cases, in order to perform suc cessful operations. The patient had been kept under tbo Influence of ether during (bo operation, and blod very profnsciy. He explained the terri ble danger or snch an operation, and the responsi bility of the surgeon performing it. Tho tumor, an immense polypus, was removed from tho jar In which it had been placed two months and a half ago, and passed around on u tray, and exhibited to the members of the Society, who handled It with great delicacy and care. Tbo tumor when removed welched 8 pounds. Tho lady was now doing well. Other smaller tumors werts also exhibited. The explanation of tho tumor caeca aacted great at tention from tho Society. DR. W. 11. WOODTATT, of this city, then read a paper on Ophthal mology, taking for his subject a case of affec tion of tbo mastoid cells, extending to tho brain. Tho Doctor exhibited a portion of tbo mastoid bone, and stated that ho had not such bloody relics to show as his predecessor, hut he bad a specimen, and would say that the patient was dead. He gave a history of how mastoid dis eases might bo contracted; first, there would be In flammation of the mastoid, then inflammation of the bruin. The pain In the back of the bead was the pain of perostitts. There were deep-seated pains apparently in the oar. The method of euro wits then shown, and bow tbo surgical operation should be performed, and the manner of treatment afterward, lie also gave the history of sftveral cases which had come under bis observation. The Society then adjourned for lunch. Tho Society reconvened at 2 o'clock, with Dr. Mitchell In tho chair. DR. E. 11. PRATT, of Wheaton, then read a pnner on “Anatomy," cxbibltlngsuvcralskulls, portions of cadavers, and bo forth, which ho used (n Illustrating his essay, which was Interesting to physicians, hot had a bad effect on non-racdlcal men, Including the newspa per scribes.' During his lectnro Dr. Pratt exhibited a tooth which had been found in the mouth of an Infant at birth. lie also told of a mother who had given birth to a child with a small homeopathic pill in its throat, which had been occasioned by another child having swallowed a number of Httlo pills, which frightened the mother during preg nancy. liu also exhibited a remarkably de formed baby, which ho presumed to bo a boy. lie also showed the body of a deformed pig, with the snout of a rhinoceros, and other imper fections. A convict's bruin was exhibited on a plate, which the Doctor handled with much grace, stating that the man had died of apoplexy. He explained the disease. and then showed the brains of a woman who had died from disease of the cere bellum. The next thing handed out fur Inspection was a broken neck, which n youth got in a free fight. It Is needless to sav that the young man is dead, as, besides having broken his neck, he had his nose fractured, and foil down a flight of 10-foot stairs. The paper was quite edifying, and at its close the miniature charnel-house was removed. Dr. U. P. (Jolo, of this city, made a report on Histology, and guvs a dessertation upon the struct ure of the throat, and exhibited a drawing of tbo larynx and base of the tongue. Ur. a. A. Hall, of this city, then delivered a brief report upon Obstetrics, exhibiting several kinds of forceps. The Doctor gave a brief history of forceps, and tho improvements made in them to this date, dating them on from the first instrument mado by Dr. Paul Chamberlain. Miss Wary K. Hughes, SI. I)., Frank L. Piroo 21. D., were recommended by lb« Hoard of Co,- sora for membership, and wero duly elected. TUB PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS. Dr. Eaton, from the Committee to whom wns referred tho President's address, reported In favor of having each liurcaa sdecj its own Chairman, and that each alternate meeting bo bold outside of Chicago, the sessions to continue only two days. Local societies are recommended to hold fall meet ings, and send in an abstract of their reports by tbolr delegates to this Koclety. They further re commended tbo publication at an early date after adjournment of tho proceedings In the United matti Medical Jnrewnator. They also recom mended that Article V. of tho Constitution be amended so os to allow each alternate meeting to he held outside of Chicago, previous notice having been given at the lout meeting. Tbe report was accepted and adopted. Miss Dr. Helen J. Underwood read Mr*. Dr. 13. Spork'sreport on “Moto-Therapeutics," which recommended the movement cure for many of tbo disease# of women and children, and regarded it as the beat extant. The report was brief and to tbe point. At 4 o'clock tho Society adjourned until 0 this morning, after which the member* took a ride through tho parka In carriage* provided by Dr. llecbv. In the evening Ur. It. Ludlam delivered a private lecture before the Society ut tho Orand i’a clflcliotvi. Michigan. Special Dlipatch to The Tribunt. Detroit, May 17.—'To-day tho State Homeo pathic Society closed Its session here after consid eration of tbe various topics of professional im portance. Ann Arbor was selected as the place of (he uexl session. A resolution Indorsing the Homeopathic College of the University was adopted. WISCONSIN ITEMS. Special JNspoicA to The Tribune. Madison, Wls., May 17.—Gov. Ludington bos returned to tho Coplta), and has Issued a proclama tion in suitable tonne recommending the appro prlato observance of tbe day designated by tbe Grand Army of the Republic, May 80, for the decoration of the graves of our fallen heroes. The Slate Hoard for the assessment of taxes composed of Secretary of State Doyle, Treasurer JCuehu, and Attorney-General Sloan, met to-day and elected Mr. Kuchn Chairman and Mr. Doyle Clerk, and will bo engaged for some days In classi fying and llxlng the valuation of tbo property of tbe several couutle* of the State. Tbe Hun. H. Rlugle, from Marathon County, appeared before the Hoard tbla afternoon and urged a reduction of tbo valuation of that county, which, it is claimed, baa been too high of late years. OZONIZED OX-MARROW FOR THE HAJR, BjrßukAltyafl/* mahejqioftho •'MW 1 Cologne. LOCAL IMi*ROVESIENTB. Annual Report of the Board of Public Works. Extension of tho Water-System— Immunity from Eire. What the Water-Works Have Cost and Have Produced. faste of Water—The Sewers— Pavements and Special Assessments. The annual report of the Board of Public Works for the nine month* ending Dec. 31, 1875, has Just l>ccu published. Its most Interesting portions arc as follows: During the period which this report cover*, no fuddle work of n kind to attract general attention ia* been undertaken; hut In no past year ho* no much been accomplished toward Insuring the safe ty of the city against Are, and thereby enhancing (no stability of all lie material Interest*. In *unto other year* a larger number of miles of wnlor-plpe ha* been laid, but It wan of smaller dimension,and to a great extent designed only to convey thequan tlty required for domcsUcconsumnltun. Last year the Hoard laid the greatest quantity of largo main* ever laid In one your in this city, the design being to strengthen our flro-flghttng resources by supplying hitherto unprotected district*. In creasing the pressure in other district* only partially secured by provloun work, and making available the water which will he supplied by the land extension of the new loko tunnel, through tho new West Bide pnmplng-works, which will proba bly be In operation liy midsummer. There oro now over 410 mile* of water-pipes laid In tho city. In 1871 there were 272 miles. Of the pipe* now* laid, there nro nearly 4mllcs of 30-Inch, over 13 mile* of 21-meh, nearly 11 mile* of 10- Inch, nearly ID miles of 12-inch, nearly 2 mile* of 10-lnch, over 71 miles of 8-inch, and over 155 miles of 0-lnch, making 276 mile* of U-incb and n greater diameter. Nearly clovcn-slxtccuths of our pipe ore, therefore, of considered safe for (ire purposes In nil cities In tho world. Of the 412 mile* of pipes laid in Now York up to Nov. 12, 1875, 255 miles were only 0-inch In diameter, This comparison will show that it Is unfair to con tinue tho clamor In tho interest of Insurance com panies, that tho water-pipes in Chicago nro unrea sonably small In dlumoler as compared with those In use in other cities. Tho main business district of the city 1* now extremely well fortified, ond there Is probably no city In tho world whoso com mercial centre Is bettor protected, *o far as water supply and fire-fighting facilities nro concerned. Decent extensive contlngrotlon* In various part* of tho country have revealed the fact that CUIOAOO, IN Tins RESPECT, BTAND3 UNSUR- PASSED. Tho late fire on Broadway, New York, according to the press of that city, successfully resisted the enginery of the Fire Department, because of tho meagre capacity of the pipes,—tho engines sucking tho hydrants dry while the firemen were vainly en deavoring to extinguish the flames. When tho new pumping works ore to operation, It Is safe to say that there will bo a pressure of at least thirty pounds at tho most remote flro-hydrant in the city. No sound argument remains, therefore, for dis crimination against Chicago In insurance rates. In terestedpartlcs have been wont to affirm, since tho lire of '7l, that Chicago risks remained os insecure as at the time of the great conflagration, and that tho city was making no substantial efforts to afford increased protection. The truth is that during the past four years Chi cago did more to insure lierbusincssscctlonagainst lire than any city In the world, and our business centre Isas perfectly supplied as any city in the Union. Thu work of protection, however, has not been limited to the business centre. Many of tho dangerous lumber districts have been supplied with large mains. These mains have been con nected with nearly oil intersecting pipes, so that the increased protection and pressure resulting from them have been extended to many districts heretofore considered unsafe. Underwriters have no valid ground for extortionate demands upon Chicago, and our business-men should no longer submit to tho injustice to which they have hitherto been subjected. Tho safety of the central portion of tho city, and the enterprise and wisdom which, forsoveral years, have Inspired your honorable body in enlarging the water system, should not lie permitted to interfere with the continuation of ibis prudent policy until tho entire city shall have been permanently pro tected. Tho Board, recognizing Clio general strin gency, heartily participate in the desire that all Subllc expenditures maybe so managed as to ro uco taxation to tbo minimum consistent with safety; but we also must remind your honorable body that It is neither economical nor safe to neglect thu necessities of tbo exposed re gions of tho city, to which tho advantages of our Increased water supply have not yet been extended. Having already Invested in two. lake tunnels and double pumping works, and being able to furnish tbo city with ail the water required both for ordinary consumption and for the Fire De partment, it is assuredly poor economy to fail to make tho supply available in all portions of tho city. It is not enough to congratulate ourselves upon tiio safety of sections. Justice to unpro tected localities, ond a prudent regard for tho In terests of the entire community, which most suffer from every blow felt by any part of Us property holders, demand that the work bo continued until all the safety that human agency can afford shall bo co-cxtensivo with tho municipal limits. Reducing the appropriation will save a specific amount in tho tax levy; but it will not annihilate our fierce winds, nor render dry wood non-combustiblu. An extensive fire any where in the wooden bolt which forms an Incen diary zone around tho city limits would inflict, under meteoric conditions liable to exist at any time, a damage which no foresight can calculate, and which can be successfully controlled only by tho extension of largo pipes and the placing of a sufficient number of hydrants. In view of tho in creased pressure furnished by tho new pumping works, ond by the quantity or large mains laid during the year, a greater number of flro-hydrnnlH can bo supplied. A special appropriation shonld be made for flrc-hydrnms, to render available to the Fire Department the augmented water supply. Thu placing of a hydrant here and there on pines largo enough to food a greater number than their present supply might bo tho means of saving hundreds of thou sands of dollars’worth of property. An increase of hydrants Is asked for by tho Fire Department, and is absolutely necessary: and we respectfully urge upon your honorable body the examination of this subject. tub enm. This structure remains in a most durable condi tion, and gives every indication of being proof ugoinst all ordinary accidents. A hill has passed the United States Honse of Representatives, and will doubtless becomu a law during tho iircscntsos siou of Congress, providing for tho establishment of a light on tho crib. Tho lower for tho reception of tho light is already constructed, and tbo light will be put in place as soon as possible. Two hundred and twcnty-clgutflre-bydrnnta wero added daring the year. Tho total income of tho Water-Works for nino, 1875, wan $037,000.54. The profits of the Water-Works for these nine months were $10,007.00, over and above all ex penditures. It should be remembered that a year's Interest fell due and was paid during this time. Tho number of melon* added during tbo nino months ending Dec. HI, 1875. won HO: total num ber in use Dec. 31. 1,313. Tho quantity of water measured by meters during that time was: North Division, £03.5:15,000 gallons; Booth Division. 028,083,000; West Division, 383,002,500. Total 1,210,210,500. A new feature In tho uso of tho water supply has appeared within the past two years, under tlie su pervision of tho water meter department, namely: water engines for elevator purposes. Forty-eight are in use In various ports of the city, chiefly in tho business part of tho South Division. Tho con sumption of these engines for the nine months covered by this report was 48,203,000 gallons. The reveuuu derived from water-meters and water enginca for the samo period was $100,010.- CONDENSED STATEMENT OP RECEIPTS AND EX- PENDITUItES. RECEIPTO. Income from water rents. RxrENniTunEß. Expense of running pumping* work* and shops $123,600 Repairs of pipe*, hydrants, stop cocks, and miscellaneous oper ating expenses 02,303 ORlce expenses and salaries 28, 1)83 Water meter* and expenses 10,038 Lake tunnel crib 2,344 Interest on water bond* 800,010-627,308 Surplus for nine months 10,807 COST OR APUITIONB TO WATBn*WODKB StHlUiO Kim months. ft. B, IS, 10, 24,and 80-inch pipe. new pumping works Now engine Now crib... New lake tunnel . Land tunnel Total. COST Or WATBU-WOHSB. Total cost of Water-Works to Deo. 81, 1875, Including all work in progress..s7,o3l,4oo MEAN* OT WUICU WORKS WEUB PAID POU, Water loan bonds, 0 per cent, outstanding. $ 031,000 Water loan bonds, 7 per cent, outstanding 8,600,000 Water loan bonds, canceled. 230,000 One mill tax fur 1871 280,740 Quo mill lax for 1873 284,107 Appropriation for 1873 400,000 Appropriation for 1874..... fk<3,705 Appropriation for 1876 220,000 Amount carried forward. $0,647,040 Lcea rebate* on tax 80,778 $6,510,876 Prom water rents 1,184,635 Account overdrawn Dec. 81, 1875 270,000 $7,021*400 WABTB OP WATBE. tho vJgUvtco uMicliod t>7 tho Board In luu omii avor to control (be use ana pi. ventthowa«toof water, many cltlscn* persist .u shamelessly mid inexcusably wasting Hint to which they have noJthern legal nor amoral right The assessment of wator-rMcs Ismndo on iho basis of tho nctnnl needs of consumers for ordinary uses. Consumers pay only for this quantity, ami, conse quently, aro dishonest when they destroy what they have net paid for. It is to bo hoped that a public sentiment can ho created which will brand ns criminal those who, by their extravagance nml waste. Impose additional ami unnecessary ex pense on their fcllmv-cltlxenM. The fact that thousands of hydrants are permitted (o run almost continuously necessitates an Increoscd expenditure In the pumping department, and, In some of the less fortunate portions of the city, may seriously cripple the Fire Department, It Is a singular fact that (his criminality exists largely among the classes whose wealth and social standing should render such nn imputation impossible. The great est recklessness prevails along the most elegant avenues and In the sections occnplcd almost ex clusively hy those who arc presumed to have edu cated consciences. The business man declaims against the dearth of water in the upper floors of ms store or manufactory, and censures tho city authorities for the fault which Is being committed In his own household by ills own emidoyes. The poor living In remote streets which are reached l>y small service pipes only, are subjected l In tho weather when cold water is their greatest boon to actual suffering for the quantity for which they pay, and widen Is essential to health, cleanliness, and comfort, while it Is being stolen from them and from the city by tho conscienceless servantsof tho rich. TlioofTcnsals committed chiefly during the hottest hours of tho day. bytheusoof hose, which Is expressly prohibited (luring these hours. Tho Board request tho aid of your honor able body and of tlio community at large in tho creation of such a sentiment, and rcspoctfnlly re quest all persons who know of waste on the part of consumers to rcoort the sumo to tho water office. sewerage. Tho ftowerngo of tho city, ono of tho greatest pro tections of the general health, has roachod a very satisfactory stage. Thu gradual progress may bo clearly and quickly understood from tho fact that In 1871 there were 151 miles, and at tho close of 1875 we had 208 miles; and that In ten wards Ilia system Is almost complete. 'Plicae words are the First, Second, Third, In the South Division; tbo Eighth. Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh. In tho West Division; ami Ihu Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth, in tho North Division. Much remains to bo done In tho other eight wards, imt chiefly In sections not so densely popu lated ns to Inspire fears of epidemics. Much of tho work already done is in ontlclpntion of, and will ho serviceable to, that to ho dona hereafter; tho largo scwershelnp constructed with a sufficient capacity to receive tho drainage of Ad joining neighborhoods in which small aowers must lie built hereafter. Much of tho deservedly excellent fumo which Chicago has acquired for health and comfort is duo to our admirable system of sower ago. The once notorious cholera and small-pox districts arc now perfectly cleansed by drainage and an abundant pnre-vrater supply, and have dis appeared from the sanitary maps. HTKBETB. Dnrlnetho year tlicro were 13 mllfsof streets paved. There are now 11U miles of improved streets In the city. Preanentand Justifiable complaints ore made of the condition of the streets, many of which aro almost impassable during the rainy seasons. Some of the paved streets are out of repair, and several of those paved during the past lire years are already in need of re paving, the inferior quality of tho material used and the extraordinary weight of freightage concen trated on freshlr-paveu thoroughfares, uccnuee of building operations resulting from tho great lire, hastening their decay. Other contributing enneea are to bo found, sometimes In the soft, natural soli, and sometimes in the nrtillclal and unreliable foundation produced by lining tbo streets to grade. Thu Board of Public Works have noolllclent control over these evils. Tho law vesta tho authority to pave or not In tho hands of tho proporty-holdere, imd tho Council limits tho extent of repairs by the omount of the annual appropriation. It is not to be wondered at that a greater number of the streets lias not been paved, the law being oppressive upon tho property-holders in requiring that tho entire assessment shall bo paid at once. The private burdens which the citizens have had to bear since tho fire of 1871 have been of such a magnitude, generally speaking, as to preclude the possibility of their assuming additional expense, except .when absolutely necessary or legally un avoidable. The same causes have operated to in troduce inferior pavement*, which the property holders have been persuaded to contract for In the mistaken belief of economy. . . A . Until greater relief is felt from the losses by the great Are and tho financial stringency which has prevailed since the panic, it will ha almost impos siblo to Induce the use of belter and more durable E lavement*, unless our laws can be so amended ns o permit the cdst to be paid In several annual in stallment*. In many other cities the statutes on tills subject are devised with a business-like com prehension which Is locking in ours, both as to pub lie policy and the accommodation of tho property owners. Here tbo citizen must, on account of the financial stress, oppose paving, or he must chouse a cheap material in order to bring within his means tho total of the assessment which the law requires him to pay at once. In Cleveland and other cities in Ohio, the cost of paving is payable in bonds or certificates running from three to five years, and tho assess ment Is made In corresponding proportions to re deem these as they fall due. In Detroit, one fonrth of tbo cost may bo paid at once, with Inter est on the balance for three yearn at 7 per cent, the privilege being reserved to tho citizen of paying sooner and obtaining u rebate of tho interest. These cities issue bonds or certificates of Indebtedness In payment for the work, and make tbo cost of tbo Improvement a lien upon the property, like ail other (axes, collectable in tho same manner without ad ditional expense U» the municipality. A law em bodying tho same essential features Is the only remedy for the general condition of the streets of Chicago. While tho present legal obstacles re main, no Improvements, either in the extent Or the quality of tho paving, commensurate with the necessities, to say nothing of the dignity, of tbo . city con bo anticipated. tub nmsn. The condition of the river during last summer wan a source of great annoyance to the public. Several causes have operated more than formerly to make the main stream and Its branches difficult to keen In good condition. Among these are the Increas'd sewerage of the city, which Is carried to the river, and tho quantity of water emptied Into the canal by tho Ogdon and Wentworth ditch from the Dcs pialnou River, Adam Is being constructed at tho entrance to this ditch, by which, It la behoved, the city will ho able so to control tho How from tho Desplalncs into tho canal, as to secure a larger dis charge from tho river hereafter. Thus, and by moans of the Fullerton avenuo conduit, when com pleted, it Is to be hoped that tho river can bo kept Inoffensive and healthy. Tho expenditure for dredging tho river during the year was 838, 1)10.04. TUB OUTER HARBOR. The recommendation of Col. Gillespie, United Stales Engineer, In relation to the outer harbor, has already been submitted to your honorable body, and the letter containing the reasons there for will bo found In another part of this report. Vessels attempting to reach tho Chicago River by tho north entrance to tho harbor, arc frequently driven by the violence of the lake against the wall of the breakwater. Tho entrance at the south end of tho breakwater la more accessible, and, In stormy seasons, is deemed the only safe ono. The water, however, between the shore and the break water Is too shallow to admit the passage of vessels from the south end of tho breakwater into the river, and drcdlng la necessary to obtain the re quired depth. Wo request your honorable body to petition Con gress for the appropriation required for this work, one in which the commercial interests of the whole Northwest ore concerned. , . Concerning the complaint of Col. Gillespie lo ro tation to the danger crested by the damning of ma terial dredged from the river into the lake near the breakwater, the board have tskeu means to pre vent a repetition of this wrong. ruuuo buildings. The necessary excavation for tho foundation of tho now City-Hall la completed, but no definite ac tion bos been taken towards the erection of the building. Ul* extremely unfortunate that the finances will not permit the prosecution of the city’s portion of the work la conjunction with that of the county, which, we understand, Is to bo pushed to completion without delay. The sym metry, sad perhaps tho solidity, of the entire structure would be boiler secured by simultaneous operations by tba city and county. That tho city needs the proposed new City-Hall is a fact which few, If any, will dispute. Our financial condition, however, demands tho utmost caution In the creation of debt and tho expenditure of public moneys. It would seem, then, under all tho circumstances, that tho work of building the now City-llall should bu hastened to whatever ex tent Is consistent with tho city’s credit and ru sources; while, on the other band, live cost of the building should be decreased to the minimum. The atm should bo to secure a suita ble building so far os room, light, and ventilation are concerned, and, while not disregarding tho reasonable public wish for an edifice which would not discredit tho business centre of the city, every unnecessary ornamenta tion and every extravagant expenditure, of what eovr character, should bo omitted. Tho condition of the entire city, and tho Interests of the great masses of the people, rather than the clamorof a few, who demandeuoruousoutlsys, should control the city authorities. Tho temporary City-Hall has bean repaired, from time to time, so as to make It answurtbo wants of tbevarlousdepartments. We are of opinion that it cun, and should be. made to serve os a substitute until the new building Is ready fur nee. $637,006 .$408,002 . 47,831 . 133,834 . 2,382 . 8,030 . 14,388 .$060,488 SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS. Tbo larger portion of pavement laid daring the f ast year baa oven done under private contract bet ween the proporty-ownere and the contractors. A careful comparison of Ibe prices paid under this system shows that tbo cost to tbo property-owners Is much greater than when tbo work is done under assessment. Taking tbs highest bid received by tbu city daring the past year, and the lowest pri vate contract, the dlfferouco la favor of the city Is a little over 50 cents per lineal foot, and In some cases goes as high as 91- DON'T BE FOOLED WITH OLD STYLES. As tbo valuo of wall-paper, lambrequins, car tains, shades, etc., depends largely on styles, any bouso can mark extremely low prices on old-styled goods. Ullger, Jonklna A Faxon, SUI State street. IT IS A POSITIVE FACT, SIR, that all kinds of furniture can bo bought for cash at retail of Holton A Hildreth, wholesale dealers, 225 aud227 Btat«otrect, at * caring of from 16 to 20 pa coat. MARUIAOES. • ■ -.ELER—BUMBRY—AI Bt. James' Chutrli. ; 17. IH7O, by the Rev, 8.8. Harris, D.D., the Dev. James DoKovcn assisting,Samuel 11. Wheeler and Amelia Yemen, eldest daughter of Julias S Rumscy, both of this city. ' DEATHS TRUMAN—Wednesday, May 17.1870, BUxabotli M.. wife of A. 11. Trnman, need 27 years. Funeral services at 000 indlana-av., Thursday., May 18, at 2 o'clock p. m. " COOK—May 10, fifteen mlonles past 12, Maesla Conk, wife of James Cook. Funeral on Thursday, the 18th Inst., from her late residence, 70 I’ratt-st., by cars to Rosehlll, At 1 o’clock. BUTLER—At his residence, Barrington. 111,, on the morning of May 17, Bonjsmln P. Butler, aged 40 years. Funeral from Ihe residence of htshrothor-tn-law. John Woodhrldgo, No. 820 North Kranklln-st.. at 2:80 Thursday, 18. SMITH—On Wednesday evening. May 17, Mal colm. second non of (Jcorgc W. and Louisa s. Smith, aged 8 venrs and 5 months. Notice of funeral hereafter. AHRENS—At 2&OOgdon-av.,Mr. Henry Ahrens, aged 20. Funeral to take nlaoe Friday, tho 10th, atl o'clock p. m., from fils late residence. TOILF.TINB. De La Santa, FOR WHOM the City Cotrnnfaslonen offered In yen* terdny's papers a reward of SSOO, for having vlo* • lated the Inw protecting natural scenery by order ing painted upon the walls and fences of Chicago, “TOILKTINE FOR THE COMPLEXION.” hoi arrived In tho city, and Is ready to receive tho gen* crons reward himself. Ho left the West on busi ness, and not to escape the results of violating sq ordinance, ae he is able at all times to back up any scheme of advertising hn has attempted. To ex plain: Ho sent his painters here from a distant city, and in obeying Instructions they sotnowhai exceeded them. Consequently the walls, fences, bridges, boulevards, bam doom, and front gates, aro frescoed with “TOILETINB." Without courting publicity at tho hands of the authorities, SSOO thrice multiplied Is no temptation to have it otherwise, whether paid os a penalty or received os a reward. Ho therefore awaits tho pleasure of the Commissioners, or their apology lor calling dis agreeable notice to his name and advertising achievements. AUCTION SAI.ES. By KLISON, POMEROY & CO., Auctioneers, 84 and 80 Rnndolph-st. ASSIGNEE’S SALE. At auction, two splendid carriages. At on auction rooms, 84 and 8(1 Randolph-st,, Thurs day, May 18, at 12o*clock noon, one largo family carriage, made hr Minor & fltovens, Broadway, N. Y., cost 81,800; ana Coan <fc Ton Drocko car riage, with polo and thills, complete, 81,000. These carriages are ucariy new, in first-rate con dition; aro the very best makes and most fash ionable stylos. They are positively to ho sold to the highest bidder for cosh. Carriages will be on exhibitional our store on morning of sale. Sold by order of Assignee. this mm, at 10 o’clock. POSITIVELY The Last Sale at Auction OP TUB Flu GoHoi Oil Faiip, AT OUR SALESROOMS, 84 & 86 Randolph-st. Only 42 PICTURES left including soma of (hi choicest, and they will positively be sold without limit or reserve. . ELISQN, POMEROY & CO., Auctioneers. FRIDAY MORNING, May 10, at 0:30 o’clock. Only Furniture Auction Sals This week. Immense stock Now and Second-Hand EUMITUEE AHD HOUSEHOLD GOODS. The entire outfit first-class. Restaurant (large) M. T. Dining Tables, Extension Tables, Mirrors, Chairs. Crockery, and Plated Ware. Also, out usual display of New Parlor, Chamber, and Din ing-Room FURNITURE. A full lino now and used Carnet*, Lounges, Mattresses, Ofllco and Library Furniture, General Merchandise, Fine Plated Ware, etc. ELISON, I*OIfIERO\ «fc CO. 84 and 80 Randolph Street. Administrator's Sale at Auction, Saturday, May 20, at 2 p. m., on the promises Corner State and Nincty-second-sts., Tho building known aa Smith's Hotel, with bom attached. Three grove lots suitable for picnics. Also, 10 acres best gardening land in tbo county, ? Ith good house and orchard; has frontage of 40 ods on Stato-st., near Nlnety-flrst-st., and canba ulxllvldod to advantage, Tukn 12:20 dummy-train of C., R. L & P. B. 1. to South Englewood. Terms at sale. Bold by order of Administrator. EDISON, POMEROY & CO., Auctioneers. By m A. BUTTI3US & CO., Auctioneers, 118 and ISO Wabasb-av. RUTTERS A CO.’H REOULARTRAOE RALE STAPLE & FANCY DRY GOODS, Regular Male Clotting,Fnralsfc Goods, Notions, Edgings, Embroideries, Hosiery, Gloves, Hats, Gaps, Boots and Shoes. ALSO STRAW GOODS. THURSDAY MORNING,May IH,at 0:30 o'clock, al their Auction Rooms, llHandlgQWnbaah-ov. A COLLECTION OS* Fine Steel Engravings, Water-Colors, and Paintings, -A.T .A-TJCTIOIsr. Friday morning, May in, at 10 o’clock, at our salesroom, 118 and ISO Wabaeb-av. The enerar* Ings are a vary choice selection in French walnut, maplo, and ash frames, with French plate gist*. They will be on exhibition on Wednesday and until day of sale. WM. A, BUTTERS & CO., Auctioneers. BUTTERS & CO.’S SATURDAY SALE, Saturday, Hay SO, 0:80 o'clock a. m., at tbsli salesrooms, llßandlSO Wabash-av.. FURNITURE. By O. P. GORE &.CO., 03 ami 70 Wab&ab-av. On THURSDAY, May 18, at 0:30 o’clock, we shall close out un Immense stock of Household Knmlturu, Chamber Sets, with dressing Cases, Parlor Baits in every style, Hall Trees, Marble-Top Tables, What-Not, Walnut Wardrobes, .Book- Coses, Lonngea, Easy Chairs, Mirrors, Extension Tables, Mattresses, Springs, Walnnt Beadateads and Uureans, Walnnt Chairs and Rockers, Parlor and Office Desks, Plated and Walnut Show-Cases, Carpels, Oil-Cloth, etc. At XI o’clock, Buggies and Harnesses. By G. P. GORE & CO./ 08 and TO Wabash-av. On SATURDAY, May 20, at 0 o’clock, VT. 0. Crockery and Yellow Ware. Honsebold Furnllors In largo quantities ondgood assortment, Parlor and Chamber Beta In every stylo, Bookcase*, Ward* robes, Walnut Bedsteads and Bureaus, Marble-top Tables. Easy Chain, Ico-chcata, Rockers, Hall Trees, What-Nots, Mirrors, Carpets, Oilcloths, Its* frlgerators; a car-loud of Cane-scat Chairs snd Rockers: 500 lbs Roasted Coffee. Carriages, Dog gies, and Harnesses at 11 o'elock. G. P. POKE A CO.. Anctlonoer«._ Uy jas. i\ mcnamara & co., 117 Wab&sh-av., N. W. cor. Madlson-sU Five hundred lots BOOTS AND SHOES at Ac tion Thursday morning, May 18, at 0:30 o'clock. JAR. P. MoNAMARA A CO.. Anctioneers.__ DE.S.W.INGEAHAM lias removed his office to Room 14. No. 205Boutl{ Clark-st., corner of Adams. Treats any form ol disease, no matter of bow long standing, norwbi has failed to effect a cure. Office boars: Oa. m. PBOFESSIONALi mi ■■ Sa AND FISTULA positively cured |||| without pain orthouaeof knife, UII b V ligature, or caustic. A SURD I |l !■ ■CURE OR NO PAY. Consults- I |v^tiou*free. l)r. J.U.O.PuiLLirs, OONPEOTIONEUY. 4% ■ MIMlf CELEBRATED throughout n H m I If If (he Union—expressed to all ufIND I tipacr, C3ikuo.

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