Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 21, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 21, 1876 Page 8
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8 THE CITY. GENEBAI* NEWS. Mr. J. ELfPagc, General Ticket and Passenger Agent of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad, is In the city. Mr. W. C. Quincy, General Manager of the Balti more A Ohio Railroad, arrived here yesterday. He is on a tour of inspection over the various branches of his road. A St Louis lover said. In an enraptured moment, of his dainty-footed belle, that he worshiped too very ground she‘stood upon, from wiuen u is in ferred *+>«* she owns at least a comer-lot in her own right. Hr. W. O. Ludlow, of No. 157 Sooth Despl&ines street. Chairman of toe Soldiers’ Graves Decorat ing Committee, bus appointed Mrs. Jennie E. Smith overseer of ladies' work. Ladies will please send flower gifts before the 29 th. Tbe temperature yesterday, as observed by Manasse, optician, 68 Madison street (Tribune Building), was at Ba. m.. 78 degrees; 10 a. m., 82; I£ m., 86; 3p. m., 88; Bp. m., 74- Barom eter, 8 a. m., 29.1; Ip. m., 28.90. James George on Friday obtained a lease of the Adelphi Theatre for six months at a rental of $1,200 a mouth. An error was made yesterday in giving the name of Milton George as tbe lessee, in-- stead of James George. It is understood that the new leases is a friend of Grover's. John Sheehan, 10 years of age, was drowned Friday afternoon while bathing in the west fork of tbe South Branch of tbe river, in the vicinity of Gottfried & Ammon’s brick-yard- The body was recovered yesterday, and was taken to the home of his parents, No. 9*13 Archer avenue. Prof. Monti, who has been giving a course of lectures In modem Italian literature in the par lors of Gen. and Mrs. Buford, was Friday honored with a set of complimentary resolutions offered by the Rev. B. F. Williams, in which Gen. and Mm. Buford were kindly remembered, and Prof. Monti requested to repeat his lectures at some future time. A medical and surgical institute, designed to be the model hospital of the United States, hae just received its charter, and will be located In this city. Tbe Faculty are Profs. Briard, Schauer, Echelberg Dc Goumicr, EHotaon, Roseau, Itoy, and Parker. Tbe Advisory and Dispensary Department la lo cated for the time being at No. 188 booth Hoisted street. Aware that this Is leap-year, and hot Imperfectly acquainted with the deep significance of religious services, a little girt on Ada street remarked last week to her maiden aunt, who was lamenting that no one came to marry her—nobody came to woo: “Auntie Carrie, if yon want to haven lover so badly, why don't yon be at church when the minis ter gives out the hirne*" A German named Adam Bcfter, about 35 yean of age, and residing at No. 30 West Thirteenth street, committed suicide early yesterday afternoon by shooting himself through the bead. A few months ago be was employed os a private watch man by citizens residing on Canal street, daring which rime bis wife left him. This and other fam ily troubles were the caase of his depression. A saloon-keeper on HaUted street, whose front door had been infested and used os a doily roost ing-place by a gang of disreputable loafer, was finally seized with a bright idea. Be bong out a sign over the root where they roost did congregate inscribed: “Relics of the People's Party,*' and when the loafers saw the public approaching with awful majerty, and ropes, and eggs, and things, they departed. On the 26th of April a voting husband on Robey street swore to love, cherish, and protect till death or Judge Gary should them part, a blue-eyed belle from Kenosha, Wia. On the 20th of Bay he had a latch-key fitted to the door of their happy home and told hi* bride that the lodge would meet a good deal more o' nights during this Centennial year. And the recording angel shed a wink and made a big entry on the left-hand side of that young man's account. The Gangers, Storekeepers, and Deputy Collect ors of Internal Revenue held a meeting in tbe Unit ed States Circuit Court room last evening, for the purpose of adopting some uniform system in gaug ing. and tbe performance of other duties. Col lector Harvey conducted the meeting, which was held with closed doors. The course to be pursued In future at the warehouses distilleries, and recti fying establishments will be uniform and under stood by the officers. At a saloon on Clark street, a couple of evenings ago, tome of tbe boys met to drop u sad drink over tbe official remains of some of their friends gone up but not forgotten. “Poor fellow," said one of then, mournfully, “be was a raal ould Hienzi, be was—a thruc man of the people." “That he waa," echoed another; * ‘ one of Nature’s noble men. Give him a glass of good whisky, and he'd looner have it than a bol tic of wine any day. There was a gentlemsa for you." A young man writes to The Chicago Tribute from Ev—nst —n. 111., to say that he has taken oat a caveat on commencement orations for this Cen tennial year. Instead of dealing in such hackneyed quotations from Longfellow's “Psalm of Life*' as too frequently form the whole stock-in-trade of college orators, he proposes to work into his pero ration the comparison of the class with boats that have thus far kept near the shore but now are about to * * dare the untried seas of life." He thinks that it will knock 'em. A woman on West Adams-street, who keeps a boarding-house, and has recently been reading “Nicholas Nicklcby." having viewed with alarm and disgust the Incrcaslngapperitcs of her boarders, has strong intentions of giving them a table-spoon ful of molasses and sulphur all round, every morn ing before breakfast, after the maternal and eco nomical manner of lire. Squcers. She adds that if her husband had the spirit of a mouse, and would hold their hands, she'd very soon make them take it, or else hunt another hash-mill. Hr. Helville Fitz-Clarence, better known among his non-professional friends in this city as Billy Scrubbe, was unhappily lynched at San Francisco yesterday. Being unaware of the extent and • depth of the anti-Chinese settlement of the Pacific coast, be incidentally made a remark concerning the cues of the other members of the company, and they, howling that they were not Mongolians, . banged him to the flies. His remains were taken •nt I*, and duly sat upon by the Coroner. There are few things so destructive of romance cad illusion as, when Romeo and Juliet are at their very sweetest in the balcony scene, and the oiled paper moon Is touching with silver all the fruit trees to tb« back net, to see projected upon that luminary the unmlstakably-msb face of a scene shifter new to his business, andtoh<-ar, as Juliet pauses, the awful voice of the old Capuiel behind the scenes remarking in emphatic tones: *‘Gol dam ye, get out of the way of that moon, will yonf* A Signal-Service observer, after all, especially if he is married. Is but a man. There are few eights better calculated to fill the mind of the average man with resignation to his lot, and satisfaction at the great principles of equality that underlie humanity In all ages and conditions, than that of abarc-headed * * Old Probabilities" sharply bound ing down the front-steps with about half a jump the better of a broom-stick when he has announced for a day on which Mrs. Old Probabilities bad ar ranged to dry the clothes a falling barometer, cloudy weather, and probable heavy rams. An honest trader on West Madison street was beard to remark the other day that this getting silver for currency was very good, but, he said, * 4 they've got a mighty mean way down at tbe Government office. Suppose you've got a bad quarter, and the cashier finds out, he makes you give him a good shlsplaster, and thenbegoes ardmarks * Bad ’oa ft. ” * * Why, ” interrogated a bystander, who knew that this honest trader taught a Sunday- Claes, ‘ ‘ surely you would not pass it off on any one else?” “Well, why shouldn't It Some one else passed it off on me,** replied the embodiment of commercial morality. The work of the Chicago Athcweum progresses finely under its new management. The member ship for the spring term is nearly 600. Tbe art class, under Prof. Borgella, has grown large and interesting, and the pupils are accomplishing good work. Any desiring to enter this class for the last half of the term should make immediate applica tion. Improvements are In progress in the gym nasium which will increase Its attractiveness and bring it Into the front rank of kindred Institutions. At the close of the spring term vacation clashes , 811 wood-earning, m penmanship, and in elocution, will be commenced, and in any other atudiee in which sufficient pupils can be secured. A book-canvasser in the pursuit of his nefarious occupation called yesterday at a house on Leavitt street, and meeting a scared and subdued-looking man at the front steps, who wore a good deal t f his hair all over his clothes and had along scratch along his left cheek, asked him where tha master of the house was. “There she is, sir," replied tbe men accosted, in a strange tone wherein servil ity and bittersese were blended, and he pointed through the window of the basement dining-room to a middle-aged woman of determined look who bad leaned her well-worn broom-stick against a chair, while she was sharpening her nails on the rteeL The book-agent said: “Well, 1 won't call. Shake, stranger; 1m married mvself," and softly stealing down tha steps vanished in the blue dis tance. “Mrs. Thompson," said the wit of a West Side boarding-house, a man with red whiskers and a ekr-blne necktie, 4 'You most be a good customer to "the butcher?" “You may well sty so, Mr. Green." answered the lady, with a flush of pleas ure mantling her acquiline nose, 44 My meat hill is $69 a week and (here she cast a significant glance at a weak-eyed German music-teacher seated next the kitchen-door at a place where the tabic was all legs) my money is always ready at the end -of the week." 44 0. 1 didn't mean that," replied the humorist; 44 it is because yon buy meat that no body else would—that’s why." He does not yet know that the hair which is laid across his piece of pie is the creature of design, not accident, or that the chambermaid's orders are to blot his name from the book of those who are to have a monthly change of sheets on their beds. Two very practical young men met down-town the other day and the first asked the second to come sad take something, but the second said to tbe first Shot be wasn't feeling well and couldn't. “Look tere." said tbe first young man, 44 1 haven't seen you for four months and you've got to take eome ;hing. 4 ' * 4 But,"repliedhis companion, “Fmevcr nnco obliged all the same, but 1 can't take any thing. I was just going round to the drug-store to ret a dose of castor o!L" “Keerect," answered the first speaker, 44 Then Til tell you what we'll do. well just go into tbe drug-store and you'll have some castor «fl with me. ** They went into a £anniceatießl ud tbe fiat gems man said; 44 Call for what you want, it’s my treat. n and tbe second roans man Kid he’d take some castor ofl and a dash of soda water. 4 4 That's all right, ’’ said the first young man, as the castor oil which cheers bat not inebriates was poured into the glass. “Give me a nice blue pill, not too strong. Here's Inch!” And they swallowed their potions. A young Chkagoou visited Washington last week and had some casual conversation with a prominent candidate for the Presidential nomination, in which they disagreed as to whether the prominent candi date's lady boll-terrier had four paps last time or only three. Next day the young Chicagoan met a man who showed him conclusively that on this im portant subject he had been wrong. On the day following he met the prominent candidate in com pany with a newspaper correspondent, and, has tening to him. said: “0. I’ve found out all about aspirant, who said to bint in a horse whis per, while he wired the young Chica goan's arm in a vise-like gnp: ‘You are mistaken. It was my brother John— Not & word of U now. I will meet thee at the gate. ” Thinkingthat tbo prominent aspirant had proba bly gone mad. the young Chicagoan dismissed tbe subject from his memory, and went carelessly on his way. When he returned to his bumble lodging at night, he found on his table a package contain ing $64.075 hi construction bonds of the Santa Fe ABnitzbergen Railroad, and a note to state that if he would onlp keep his tongue quiet till this cruel campaign was over, or go to Canada, tbe bonds woild be bought from him at a high price, or if ho did'nt care to do this, he could at least say it wm a case of mistaken identity. And that is why that ronng Chicagoan sow declares that he goes for Bristow, first, last, and all the time. SFSdE PAYMENTS. The partial return to specie payments indicated by tbe substitution of silver small change for paper has failed to meet tbe approval of of at least one citizen of this American Republic. She is a lean woman, with prominent eyes, who lives up on Carroll street. The other day her husband came home with his hands in his breeches pockets, and, (as is tbe custom of the contemporary male) clink ing a couple of half dollars together. Him vhe tons addressed: 4 4 John Thompson Ives, just you listen to me- Pm not going to have any more of this foolishness about specious presumption and metallic bases—c» if Jail that people had to do in this Centennial year was to play ball {—and the faith of tbe nation. It is only last week that you brought home a handful of this track, and what's been the consequences since? First, the blessed baby swallowed a quarter of a dollar,—did yon ever see a child swallow a ahinplaater, so don't you see how much better they were? Then that woman across the road came in on Thursday to borrow a dollar, though if some people I know of would only not spend so much of their substance on riotous bustles and false hair, they'd not have to borrow of their betters; but never mind. And of coarse when I got up she heard the money rattle in my pocket and I had to lend it to her, and of course that’s the last of that dollar. Did you ever hear serin clink? If I'd have had shinplasters now I’d have hsd that dollar and bought me a new hair-brush. Did you ever have a fractional current that yon dropped on the floor roll under the stove and down a big crack between the jistesee? Then suppose you get a bad quarter how arc you going to pass it ofl aptin, when all any one has to do, even if his eyesight is bad and be is in a harry, is to ring it on the counter, unless you pat it in the basket at church, and then, os a counterfeit 10-cent piece would do as weH, and the poor heathen never know tbe difference, yon lose 15 cents, which is quite a sora these days, though, of course, yon don't think so, even if it would boy you a drink ora cigar. 0, I just wish Mr. Bristow would come round here and try and make me take some of bis silver traahl rd give him a piece of my mind, and show him how he was flying in tbe face of Providence 1 And now, John Thompson Ives, so sure as you bring anymore silver Into this bouse, you’ve cot to leave it or I have. Rock this cradle now tiu I put tbe potatoes down, ” and the miserable man meekly did as be bad been bid, and resolved to wait till she took sick again; and then read her Senator Jones' speech on the double standardand toe silver pro duction of Nevada. CHARGES AGAINST THE CITY CLERK. Few some time back there have been a cumber of articles in thejPreis Pm w«,an evening German pa per edited by Hr. JCchaelis, reflecting severely upon Gen. Hermann Lieb, County Clerk. Hr. Lieb is also editor or manager of a German paper, and has replied to several of these accusations which have recently, however, assumed such a character as apparently to demand on the part of Hr. Hlchaelis a substantiation of them. For instance, a recent copy of th eFreUPretu contained the fol lowing: « * ‘ The county-thief Lieb is In terror of tbe Peni tentiary. He feels that the testing of his com panion in arms, llesing, will not be spared to him, because his dishonesty mnst be plain enough even to a blind man. That be, with a salary of $3.000 in his grand style of living is not able to save anything, must be plain to everybody. And, besides, it Is well known that be went into office in debt head over heels, but, nevertheless, be managed to save enough from his salary to buy two building lots in the finest part of North LaStUe street, and build a house 40 or 50 feet front. That he robbed or swindled the county for the money it cost to buy the loU and build the houses is perfectly clear, and there are already dews to prove his grand swindling. His conviction is only a question of rims. That he now publishes a long list of common lies against the editor of this paper will not save the county thief from his well-earned punishment, and if he thinks that Hlchaelis will notice even these lies, so oft disproved, be is greatly mistaken. The public don't feel any interest in such a fellow, and there fore Hich&ehs can dismiss the Penitentiary candi date Lieb with the same answer as 'Goetz of Berlichingen' dismissed tbe Imperial Captain from tbe window of Ms castle." These are hard words, and deserve to be taken notice of by Gen. Lieb in order that he may vindi cate himself in tbe eyes of the public from the charges thus publicly made against him by one of his own countrymen. POWELL’S DISTILLERY. Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock was the time announced at which the sale of Simon Powell's South Branch Distillery, Canalport avenue and Throop street, would take place. The sale had been adjourned from the hurt day of April, when the highwines and other property were sold. as previously reported in The Tribune, and the building, machinery, and grounds bid In by the Government f r SIB,OOO. It was then held that the property wa* worth SIOO,OOO, and that the Government should at least realize ore-half of its valuation. There is a mortgage of $20,000 on the ground and buildings, upon which is doe SBOO for interest; there is also a lien upon it for $1,500 back taxes, and SSOO water-rents, making the claims against the distillery some $23,000, be sides the amount due the Government At the hour of sale there were present'Simon Powell, G. W. Stanford, his attorney; A.C. fleeing, L Welch sel, Joseph Haas, Young “Buffalo ” Jake Powell, and Deputy United States Marshal Buck. The auction was commenced by the latter at 11:30 o'clock, when I. Welchsel bid SIO,OOO for the property. Mr. Buck held that H was too low a price, but Mr. Hesing said that he thought it was enough, and asked Tux Tamo's reporter if be had seen any property recently sold fora price , over and above the mortgages held against it. Hr. W.'s bid was the only one offered, and it was held open till 2 o'clock in the afternoon, to which time the sale was adjourned. At that hour, there being no one el*e present to bid, the sale was again ad journed till 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. TUB EBV. FATHER DAMEN, S. J. There was a rumor last night, which could be traced to no accountable source, that Father Da men, of the Jesuit Church, had died in Newark, N. J., where he has been engaged in a mission for some time. A Tbibuitb reporter ascertained from tbe Fathers of the Church that there was not the slightest truth in any such rumor. Father Daroen had been taken with a slight attack of typhoid fever, but when last heard from, a day or two ago, was rapidly recovering and past all danger. Tbey had beard no later news, as Father Daroen tele- graphed that he was so nearly well that he would send no more telegrams, and none have been re ceived up to date. MIKE EVANS* CASH. The petition of Mike Evans in the South Town Collector matter, filed several days ago, wan called up before Judge Moore yesterday morning. The relator asked leave to file an information in the mturc of a quo warranto against Bernard Callaghan, to cause him to show by what authority he exer cised the functions of Collector. Mr. Swett, for Mr. Callaghan, asked further time to file an answer to the petition. The request was contested by the attorneys for Evans for several hours, but was fi nally granted, Mr. Swett being given until Thurs day morning. TERRIFIC EXPLOSIOK. BURSTING OF A LOCOMOTIVE—FIVE MEN WOUHD- An explosion, the counterpart of which ha s not occurred in this city for some years, occurred yes* tenlay morning on the Michigan Southern Bail road. Locomotive explosions on all the lines cen tering in this city have ever been of the most dis astrous nature, but the one yesterday cannot be so considered. Although five men were rather badly scalded, none were killed outright or injured fatal ly. and the damage done to surrounding property was correspondingly light. The facts, as nearly as ascertained, are as follows: Atabont 7 o'clock in’the morning, W. E. Brewer, engineer, and Wm. Stafford, firemen, backed their locomotive 4 * Commodore," Iso. 87, down the road to within 100 feet of Harri son street, where they took up position on a side track, preparatory to taking out the morning pas senger train. While waiting. Brewer left the en gine to gossip with some acquaintances in one of J?®®r* lh . e He was gone not more 3? 1 * Stafford, also left hi ßrewer, leaving the engine, as c °nditlon as that in which S5 r frti. e JV ier * t™®' however, is rather improb able, for a few minutes after Stafford left the boil- S*tS£a de ?», With V frightful detonation, and ottered the wreck far and wide. There lumber and 'tone-yard«“ a?« u “ and densely populated tenement on “Biler " avenSc were leas than 100 feet away. Contrary £u£ general run of luck in almllar cataetroShca aU ewaped nninjnred rave a gang of la£?rere at work upon the Bock lahmS IWifle trecfc"SiSt So feet away from the engine. When tl,ecr““d in after the explosion, these were fomd tumbled about promiscuously. Weeding from the wounds caused by flying missiles, and the sudden and forcible hurling to the cronnd tmd writhing and groaning with the agony cawed by burns and bruises. They were at once removed to more comfortable Quarter* and attended by Dr. H. C. Sedge wick. An exam ination proved them to be sot so seriously injured as was at first supposed. Patrick Coy was badly scalded and bruised, so much so that his life was at fiat despaired of. Es was removed to tbe County THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY. MAY 21, 1876-SIXTEEN PAGER Hospital, and at last accounts was doing very well. Michael Delaney, slightly scalded and cot on the temple. Ho was taken to nis home, Ho. 071 South Hoisted street. Michael Kerns, jaw badly gashed and head bally bruised about the temples. He resides at No. 9 Barber street. Thomas Flynn, severely cut about the neck, and right leg broken. He was removed to tbe County Hospital, and is thought to be more seriously in jured than any of the others. The assistant foreman of the gang. Thomas Ladden, was slightly bruised and scalded. After the wounded were properly oared for, and sent either to their homes or to the hospital, the wreck was examined. Tbe boiler had apparently hurst on the under side and towards the front, os the lower works were driven into tbe roadway, and a section of the track was chewed into pieces not much larger than ehinglc-nalls. The ground was torn and scooped out to the depth of several inch es by the terrible force. The reaction lifted the whole forward part of the machine, and scattered it for blocks aronnd. The engineer's cab and the tender were uninjured. One of the largest pieces, weighing nearly a ton, was lifted high in the air and carried in a westerly direction, until its progress was stopped by a mammoth derrick in the stone-yard of Aid. Henry Kerber, located on Fifth avenue, near Harrison street It struck the derrick about 50 feet from tbe base and split It clean in two. Had its course been unchecked it would undoubtedly have landed upon some of the tenement-houses just beyond, and could hardly have failed to occa sion SOME LOSS OF LIFB. Another piece, weighing about 350 pounds, was carried into too stone-yard of Bo Wen week & Hen ny, fully four blocks away from tbe scene of the disaster. It dashed within a few inches of toe bead of one of tbe workmen, named Charles Koebling, completely blinding him with toe mod and stone dust dislodged by its contact with the ground. A few feet away was a small shed in which some fifteen or twenty men were at work. Had it struck tola the damage would have ocen fearful. A smaller piece was hurled into a jnnk-shop on Third avenue, a very appropriate place for the total wreck. The whistle was borica through tbe roof of the saloon of Henry Grantor, No. 166 Harrison street, and tbe windows of the same place were smashed by the concussion, oe were hundreds of others In the neighborhood. Railroad oars In the vicinity were also badly damaged. The roof of toe Government warehouse, immediately adjoining, wss torn and shattered by toe concussion, as was also the roofs at several other buildings. For several seconds after the explosion it fairly rained bolts and rivets, and then were several narrow escapes from these flying missiles. THE CAUSE OP THE EXPLOSION is unknown and probably wiH remain a mystery. The engine wm built to carry 200 pounds of steam, and the safety valve wm set at 135, yet Brewer, the engineer, states positively that when be left the gauge marked hot 115, and. that no alarm from the safety valve was heard. Tbe fireman remained several minutes after Brewer left, and states that the steam pressure was increasing bat very slowly. Tbe engineer explains tbe explosion upon the hypothesis that there was some undiscovered flaw in the bottom of the boiler, which had been still farther weakened by continued pressure. The re mains of toe wreck would acem to in dicate that tbe base of the boiler was not as firmly burit as it might have been. The engine was btriU in 1871, at too Elkhart shops of the Company, and while sot considered a first-class engine was yet thought safe and sound In every re spect. Tbe loss is estimated at $15,000. At a late boar last evening tbe condition of tbe injured, so far as could be teamed, was very favor able for a speedy recovery. RAILROAD TAXES. THE DEPENDANTS ASK FOR MORE TIME IN TOE CONTESTED CASES. Tho argument on the motion to dissolve • ac in junctions against the collection of taxes on the capital stock and franchises of various corporations came up before Judge Drummond yesterday morn ing. Attorney-General Edsall appeared on behalf of the State, Mr. Rountree on behalf of Cook County, and Hr. Frank Adams for the City of Chi cago. Hr. Walker, of the firm of Walker, Dexter A Smith, appeared for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Col. IngersoD for tho Toledo, Peoria A Warsaw Railroad, B. C. Cook for tbe Chicago £ Northwestern Railroad, Messrs. Winston and Willard for the Penn sylvania Company, Edwin Walker for the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati & St Louis, and the Chicago, Danville A Vincennes Railroads, and J. L. Bennett and Kretzinger& Vecdci on behalf of a large number of private corporations. The case of the Chicago & Alton Railroad was postponed until Monday at the request of Judge Beckwith. Hr. Ed'all asked that the injunction be dissolved in about thirty cases, the first of which on bis list was that of tbe Chicago, Burlington A Quincy Railroad. Hr. Walker, on behalf of the road, objected to paying all the costs against the various County Col lectors of the counties through which the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad runs, but the Judge cited tbe provisions of the decision, which declared that the bill should be dismissed at COSTS OF COMPLAINANT. CoL Ingersoll then made a desperate attempt to get off easy as to the Toledo, Peoria A Warsaw Hoad, but when the Judge overruled him at every point he sat down for a few moments, and then made a proposition to pay the tax in capital stock and franchises of his road, he being unable to dispose of them in any other way. The proposition was not ac cepted, and, after expressing a philanthropic wish that the Judges of the Supreme Co art would here after receive their salary in franchises, the distin guished advocate tranquilly departed to extort some new revelations in whisky news in the ad joining room of Judge Blodgett, Hr. McConnell appeared on behalf of tbe Indian apolis, Bloomington & Western, the Pekin & South western, and the Chicago A lowa Roads, and ASKED FOR MORS TIMS when those cases were called, saying that he thought that be could show some new points in connection with these roads, which had not been presented at all in either count Considerable discussion followed, the defendants in all the cases asking for more time. Mr. J. L. Bennett, who represents a large number of corpo rations, intimated that he had some new points to make on the application of the decision of the Su preme Court for the South Park taxes, and be thought he should amend his bills. It was finally agreed that all the cases except that of the Chi cago, Burlington <fc Quincy, in which a decree, br agreement, was entered, should stand over until Judge Drummond’s return from Indianapolis, whither he will go next Tuesday. ANOTHER INJUNCTION. The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, in return, as it were, for being compel led to pay its taxes tor 1873, filed & MI) and obtain ed an injunction in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the payment of any tax on its canl tal stock for 1875. The bill sets out the usual facts as to the organi sation of Che road and states that the stock issued up to the Ist of May. 1873, amounted to $16,789, - 417.55, the entire proceeds of which had been ex pended on the road in one way or another. At that time the property of the road, except the railroad track and rolling stock, was valued by the State Board of Equalization at $1,095,553, and the whole of the tangible property at $5,783,780. The capital stock was valued at $6,953,889, of which $135,203 was apportioned to Cook County. The Company alleges that its franchises are not exclusive and are of no practical value; that its capital stock is only represented by its tangible property, and has no extra value. It also charges that no general law has yet been passed by tbe General Assembly for the taxation of the franchises and privileges of railroad corporations; that the action of the Stale Board is unjust and partial, inasmuch as about forty companies are not taxed at all on their capital stock, their bonds being below par. Tbe complainant, therefore, asks for the usual injunction against the execution of the taxon tbe capital stock. The injunction was grant ed Saturday by Judge McAllister on an ex-pane motion, under & bond for $6,000. DOUBLE MURDER. A M ARRIED WOMAN KILLS HER UNBOBS BABB AND HERSELF. On the northeast corner of Randolph and Canal streets stands a yellow brick building, known as the Randolph House,—an institution which, while giving board and lodging to almost anybody who can pay for the same, offers extra inducements to stock men. Here about midnight of Thursday week occur red the death of a woman from abortion, under peculiar circumstances. Tho name of the deceas ed hi Mrs. Fitzsimmons, the mother of several children, five of whom are living. She was about 36 years old, and described as an industrious woman. Iter husband is said to be rather dissi pated in his habits. Tbey arrived in this citvso recently that but little is known of the family's history. That a womtn suddenly died In the Randolph House crept out as a matter of course, and theo ries were formed by the people in the vicinity. Sudden deaths call for the attention of the Coro ner. In this case, however, the Coroner was not notified. There was one theorist who made a.note of this, —Redmond Sheridan, Justice of the Peace, in the little bouse over the way. Friday afternoon about 3 o'clock. Justice Sheri dan, whose office is opposite the hotel on Randolph street, observed several men carry a rough wooden box down the staircase of the hotel and place it in a wagon. Everything seemed to be done in a very hasty and business-like man ner. The matter exciting his apprehen sions, the Justice at once left his desk and hurried across the rood. Meeting Mr. Fita simmons, he decidedly informed him that the transaction was very indecent to say the least; that, in fact, the woman having died suddenly, it was eminently proper the Coroner should be sum moned, and AK INQUEST HELD. He was shown the burial permit, but insisted upon his demand. Hailing Officer Stewart, of the Lake Street Squad, he accordingly placed the corpse of Mrs. Fitzsimmons in his custody, and proceeded to the Barnes House, whence he telegraphed for the Coroner. When he returned, the ghastly freight had disappeared, the officer allowing the express man to drive off on being shown the burial permit. Subsequently the Coroner arrived to And no sub ject. In that official’s hands Mr. Shridan left tbe matter. He bad ascertained, however, that the physician in tbe case was Dr. P. S. Arndt. Dr. P. S. Arndt, whose office is at No. 89 East Randolph street, states that he was first called to *Ucnd any of the family a short time since, when *u. Fitzsimmons’ youngest hoy received injuries from the the bridge*^ Randolph street. At this time ho noticed that Mrs. Fitzsimmons was encientc. Early on the morning of Monday, Mar 8, the son of the deceased called upon him and solicited his attendance npon his mother. The Doctor went to the Rtudolnh Houpo and found toe woman in great distress. Her husband, who was with her, told him she bad “got throjgh.” Upon examination, it was found that she had been deliv ered of a four months’ fetus. The condition of toe patient at once convinced the Doctor that an abortion had been performed. Hen day night toe patient was very low. Tuesday morning tbe Doctor called again and insisted upon Mr. Fitzsimmons* revealing all the facts, at the same time requesting him to send for the party who did the job to come and flnish it. Fitzsim mons hereupon informed him that she produced the abortion herself; that she bad done toe same thing twice before in lowa, where her physician advised her that a third experiment would result ts bbr death. Wednesday morning Dr. Arndt, though summoned, could not attend by reason of another engagement. He, however, went in the evening, when he gave up all hopes of recovery. The physician’s certificate given assign ed os cause of death, ‘ 4 acute metritis and periton itis." On tbe stub in tbe certificate-book, how ever, is written .as the cause of death, 4 4 acute metritis and peritonitis, following abortion." To explain the unseemly haste of removal, it is stated foot tbe keeping of tbe body would incur expense to a poor family. The failure to bare the CoronernotifiedDc. P.S. Arndt ascribes to Us own consideration Cor toe feelings of tbe relatives, as he was convinced that the woman alone was re sponsible for her death. To confirm his belief that the woman took her life with her own bands. Dr. Arndt says that, in company with Police-Officer Stewart, he entered tbo Randolph House Saturday,—the corp**e was re moved on Friday afternoon, —and was informed by an old lady and a girl that deceased said she per formed tbe operation herself. At all ©vents. Dr. P. S. Arndt seems to have act ed as physician, Coronet, and Coroner** jury in the premise*. THE COXTNTT BUHDIKG. The Committee on Public Buildings and Hospital yesterday authorized toe purchase of suitable scales for use at the new hospital in receiving goods. Commissioner Lonergaa estimates that if the work on the new Court-House goes forward this year, about $325,000 will be expended. The progress of the work depends npon the action of the Board In letting the contract for cut-stone. Some two years ago a Mr. Smyler, of the Town of Lake, was elected Justice of tbe Peace. There was some informality in the election, and he never got his commission until yesterday, and then it was through the instrumentality of Providence and the friendship of tbe County Board in appointing him to fill a vacancy. Commissioner Schmidt is in receipt of a letter from one of his constituents who wants to be ap pointed on the Grand Jury,—not for the money that is or may be in such a job, but simply to gain an idea of now Americans are treated by that body. The letter closed with a plaintive appeal, setting forth that the writer has lived in the city twenty-six years, and never served as a juror. TEE COUNTY ASSESSORS. In obedience to a call from the Committee on Equalization of the County Board moot of the As sessors of tho county met that Committee yester day morning in the Commissioners’ room. The object of the meeting was to consult in reference to assessing, and to arrive at some understanding or agreement by which the assessment might be mode more uniform and accurate this year than it had been in the poet. Commissioner Basse called the meeting to order, and Mr. Sherman, of River side, was called to the chair, and C. H. Dyer Sec tary. A general and informal talk followed, in which Mr. Basse colled attention to the fact that the city lost year had been assessed on 4,000 horses, while the country towns had paid tax on 10,000, which, be said, was notoriously inaccurate and unfair. Others called attention to similar items going to show that the city was poor in watches, clocks, jewelry, pianos, ana carnages, while the country towns were wealthy in such luxuries. Ko action of any nature watrtaken, and the meeting adjourned sine die. The County Clerk, la this connection, directs at tention to the following extracts from the law. which if observed alike by the property-holder ami Assessor, must remedy the grievances of ail parties.* Sec. 24. Persons required to list personal prop erty shall make out ana deliver to the Assessor, at the time required, a schedule of the numbers, amounts, quantity and quality of all personal property in tnelr possession, or under their con trol, required to be listed for taxation by them. It shall be the doty of the Assessor to determine and fix the fair cash value of oil items of personal property. Sec. 26. That whenever the Assessor shall be of opinion that the person listing property for himself or for any other person, company, or corporation has not made a fall, fair, and complete schedule of such property, he may examine such person tin der oath is regard to the amount of property he is required to schedule, and for that purpose be is authorized to administer oaths; and if such per son shall refuse to answer under oath and a full discovery make, the Assessor may list the property of such persen or his principal, according to his • beat judgment or information. If the person so examined shairswc&r falsely, he shall be guilty of perjury rod punished accordingly. TEE CITY-HAE# The City Treasurer received $2,082 from the \Ta ter Department, and $60,000 from County Treas urer Buck. The beginning of the change-about in offices be tween the City Collector’s and the Water Depart ments commenced yesterday. The Judiciary Committee is called for Monday at 4 o'clock p. m. in Boom 29 Reaper Block, corner of Washington and Clark streets. Sanitary-Superintendent Ben C. Miller was around the (Sty-Hall yesterday afternoon, and had a short talk with Mayor Boyne. Owing to the absence of the Chairman, there was no meeting of the Committee on Rules for the gov ernment of the Council yesterday afternoon. The Connell Committee on Police met last night at 8 o'clock andadjourned from the City-Hall to the room of Aid. Pearsons at the Palmer House. Besides the Committee, Mayor Hoyne was present. A lengthy discussion took place, but it was decided to withhold it from the press. The Committee on Printing met yesterday morn ing, and opened bid# for printing the Council pro ceedings. There were eleven bidders. The lowest won John R. Dally at $2.10 per page. The con tract will probably be let to him as soon m the ordinance authorizing the Committee to let the contract has been passed in the Council. The list of employes of all departments, their salaries, and a statement of their duties, which was ordered by the Council, has been prepared by the heads of the different departments, and is in the hands of City Clerk Bute, who refuses to give it for publication till it boa been given to the Council. City-Clerk Bate has made requests of several ex- Aldermen for the Aldermsnic badges which the city bought for the use of its rulers, and in every case was refnaed possession of the star. He will so state to the Council Monday night- The badges are not of great value, but might be found handy on sundry occasions to dead-head a ride on the street-cars, or to get passed into tone place of amusement. The receipts in the License Department are most wofuUy small, the daily average income being less than S,»O. The reason giveu for it ie that people are running as long aa possible without paying li cense, with the hope of being overlooked when tltc general renovation of the system of collection i« introduced by the Council, and until that time advantage is being taken of the unsettled state of the Mayoralty question. Thu office that has for some time been occupied by Mr. Colvin is now the mwt deserted part of the City-Hall. There are no longer the crowds of bum mers and loungers hanging around, and the change is highly gratifying. Defunct official* have ceased to bother the place with their presences. The dif ference in the surroundings of the Colvin and Hoyne Administrations is as great as in the Admin istrations themselves. An air of business and straightforwardness seems to pervade the place. The Board of PnbHc Works made another move yesterday that will commend itself to the Council and the friends of a cheaper City Government, and which accords with the general spirit of economy now exhibited % nearly all of the city officers. It consists of a reduction in the force of employes and sal aries. Seven shut-off men. 2 plumbing Inspect ors, and two water collectors were dismissed, and the wages of street foremen were reduced from $2.50 to $1.75 per day; ulambioginspectors are now get ting $3 instead of $4; tappers were reduced from $3 to $2.50, and the foreman of plumbers and tap pers is allowed s3.so—not $4 per day, as hereto fore. Hush Reed, a noted one In his line, got the bounce. He was known as a sidewalk inspector. The sidewalkscround the City-Hall have in some instances remained in an unrepaired condition for a week at a time. The Hoard received the resign lion of Henry Callaghan, street foreman for tbo North Division, and accepted it. Phil Conley was appointed to tbs vacancy. CRIMItfAI* Two mischievous boy* named John Betz and Jacob Pratzer arc locked np in the Chicago Avenue Station charged with Administering a dose of Paris green to a horse belonging to Otto Ritzlers, an ex pressman, residing at No. 166 Larrabee street. • Two thieves of considerable note, named Joseph Webb and Michael Weldon, engaged in a free fight last evening at the saloon comer of Desplaines and Harrison streets, when Webb drew a knife and ent his antagonist in the left arm, inflicting a rather deep hat not dangerons flesh wound. Both were eoon after arrested, and Webb was locked up in Madison Street Station, while Weldon was sent to his home. No. 143 West Folk street. A daring attempt to rob Kr. William Bye, Cashier for the County Treasurer, was made yes terday in the National Bank of Illinois, where he had gone to make a deposit of some $17,000. When putting the packages of money upon the lit tle outside shelf of the counter one lot dropped on the floor. A stranger standing by colled Bye’s at tention to the fact, and ha stooped to pick np the cash. While so doing he kept his left upon tbe mao? on tbe sheif^eat tbo thief to snatch the package, hat failed.- A a coon an be could. Bye drew his revolver, but the rash scound rel bad made bis exit and escape. •ASTNOTTNCEMBOTS. The temperance meeting conducted at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon by the Woman's Christian Tem perance Union will be addressed at the lecture room of the First Methodist Church by Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, of Clinton, la. Prof. A. P. Burbank win give a choice selection of readings at Wabash Avenue M. E. Church, cor ner Fourteenth street, Thursday evening, the 251 h. Music by the Blaney Quartette Club. Tickets 25 cents, at Lyon & Healy’a, No. 162 State street Boors open at 7p. m., reading to commence at 8. The leaders of the doily temperance meetings at No. 150 Madison street, V. SL C. A. Building, will be for this week the following: Monday. Mrs. O. B. Wilson; Tuesday, Mrs. M. A. Williams; Wednesday, Mrs, T. B. Corse; Thursday, Mrs. W. A. Barnes; Friday, Mrs. O. B. Schuyler; Satur day, Mrs. W, J. Kermotu The people of North Chicago will save themselves much trouble and confusion if they will bear in mind that the office of the Assessor of that town, Mr. 0. 11. Dyer, is at Boom 16 McCormick Hall, corner of Clark and Einzie streets, and not the same room in McCormick Block, comer Randolph and Dearborn. A dramatic entertainment, the • ‘ Rescue, * will be given by the Young Men's Sodality of the Blcesed Virgin attached to St. Stephen’s Church, comer Ohio and Sangamon streets, this evening. The Young Men’s Sodalities of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Family, St. Mary’s, and St. John’s arc in vited. The North-Side Turners, always alive to rural pleasures, will go themselves, ana ask their friends to go with them on a grand excursion to the tree emoowered and flowery city of Milwaukee, where all the charms of country life await the happy par ticipants. A special train is provided by the Chi cago & Northwestern Railroad Company, which starts from the Kinzie-Strcet Depot at 8 o’clock a. m. Sunday, June 4, leaving Milwaukee on the re turn at 10 o’clock p. m. the some day. Tickets good for three days cost only $3, to be obtained at the North-Side Tamer Hall and on the cars. CRIME. NATICK'S I*AST. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Boston, May 20,—Nerrtoa Morse, of Natick, another of our cx-legislators, and singularly enough ‘Winslow’s predecessor in the Senate and unsuccessful competitor for the nomination when Winslow got it, has lighted out. A passion for gambling led him astray and resulted in the loss of all his proper ty, besides money collected for the Newton National Bank, sums borrowed from personal friends, and money left to his children by on aunt. Morse was until recently a respected and honored man, a promi nent member of the orthodox cnurch, and well connected. He served through the Rebellion in a Massachusetts regiment, and at the dose of the War resumed his law studies, defraying his expenses by working at shoemaking. Three or four years ago he was admitted to the Bar and began the practice of law. He was popular with the citizens of Na tick, who twice elected him Representative to the Legisjature and once Senator, fie was Chair man of the Board of School Committee, and has held other minor offices. The sums borrow ed from friends in Boston, Needham, Framing hum, Sberbom, and Holliaton, and which he lost in gambling, amount to $3,000. Bis house, a small one in the western part of the town, is mortgaged for SSOO. Here his grief-stricken wife and two children, a boy of 14 and a girl of 13 years, are now residing. Fees as Trial Justice and those of his constables and all his earnings have been squandered at the gaming tabic; also which he collected to reimburse the town for money misappropriated went the same way. A warrant was issued for his arrest last week, but be had left town, and is said to have gone to California, the necessary funds being furnished by his victims, who were glad to get him out of the way. THE MISSISSIPPI MUSS. New Orleans, May 20.—The following dis patch from the Sheriff of Wilkinson County, win explain the troubles in that section. No particulars os to the number killed and wound ed has been received. It is known that the number has been greatly exaggerated: Woodvillb, Miss., May 19. —T0 Gov. Stone: Quiet restored throughout the country. The trouble could have been avoided hod not the colored people fired into my posse. They were advised bv their leaders to kill white people from the cradle up. Have arrested some of the ring-leaders and may get moro. Politics had nothing to do with the af fair. Prominent colored men were with me at tempting to pacify them. They would listen to fit: advice. I apprehend no farther treacle. (Signed) W. W. Noble, Sheriff. BRUTAL ASSAULT* Bptciai Dispatch to The Tribune. Laportb, Ind., May 20.—During the perform ance of Lent’s circus here this afternoon one of the men connected with the show attempted to violate the person of a little German girl about 12 years old. named Lena Lake. He was dis covered in the act, and before he had injured the girL The brute was immediately arrested and lodged in jail, where he will probably re main till the September term of Court. BEATEN" BT FANATICS. Special Dispate A to The Tribune. Montreal, May 20.—Last night, about 10 o’clock, as a party of Indians who live in the outskirts of Oka were returning from prayer meeting, they were attacked with sticks and fired at by a crowd of French Canadians led by a notorious character called Fateaux. Two of the Indians were badly beaten. No arrests made. The Protestant Defense Alliance have the case in hand. LTNCHERS OVERAWED. LouisviLlb, Ky., May 20.—The police force, armed with rifles, appeared in and around the jail all lost night, and the militia was ready with artillery to repel the Oldham lynchers, bat they came not, and probably will not now. The Sunday Question—Proposed Grand Choral Service—Work of Picture Vandals. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Philadelphia, May 20.—The United States Commission has adjourned until July 3. At the meeting to-day Mr. George W. Biddle, who had just been elected Solicitor, resigned, and Mr. John S. Shoemaker was re-elected to the position which ha has held for the past three years. The Executive Committee then reported that they had heard an argument from ilr. Biddle in favor of opening the grounds on Sunday, but they recommended that no action be taken. The report excited a long discussion, and was finally adopted. This practically ends the Sunday ques tion, as nothing can be done until Uic.nextzneet ing in July. Mr. Theodore Thomas has suggested to the Centennial Committee to invite all musicians who are competent to mute in a grand chorus on the 4th of July, and perform Handel’s Te Deum. The success of the orchestra on the opening day has led to this effort to secure for the Centennial aunvcrs&y a choral sendee which has never been rivaled. Mention has heretofore been made of the gross carelessness, amounting almost to van dalism, which has been exhibited on the part of visitors to the art-gallery. People inspect ing the pictures hare used canes and umbrel las as pointers, ard consequently have marred many of the statues and paintings. To-day tbe Austrian department of the art-gallery was closed by order of Dr. Otto Gross, the commis sioner in charge. The notice on the door stales that, owing to the fact that two valuable pictures had been ruined by canes or umbrellas being pushed through them, the department would remain closed until rail ways were put around the exhibits and methods devised for their protection. Charles Francis Adams is selected by tbe Committee for orator on the 4th of July. Gold-Mining In Vermont. • Jhtrtinottm (Vi.) Free Press. hast summer Mr. Francis Wooster, In com pany with E. L. Hall, an old California miner, commenced mining in Worcester, on a small stream called Minister Brook, and took about 5700 worth of gold from this mine, which was eoousn t° pay their expenses besides building 1,000 feet of sluice boxes and in other ways pre paring for 1876. During the past winter they hare formed a company for carrying on their work more extensively and will employ a large number of hands. They have leased nine farms lying on the same stream for ten years. A Counterfeit John B. Gongh. * ♦ « rUn .? ton Hnek’Eve. , A fellow, billing himself in tbe towns and reg istering himself as John B. Gough has been de livering temperance lectures in Northwestern iowa, At brst it was suspected that he was an Impostor, but when he told the Niagara storv and jumped up in the air, cracking hS heels to gether, and split his coat up the back from the ms to the collar, the audience stood right up great CHURCH AFFAIRS. Proceedings in the Methodist General Conference at Baltimore. The Eights of Women Preachers Di cussed on a Petition of Mrs. Van Cott. mat Was Done in the Several Pres, byterian Connells. THE METHODISTS. Baltimore, Md., May 20.—1 n the Methodist Episcopal Conference to-day, a preamble and resolution were read and referred, reciting that, “while it is not the policy or purpose of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in any manner, to connect the Church with the State, or to bring politics into our religion, yet, in view of the im piety, unfaithfulness, and corruption in places of public tmstjthe Conference recommends that m earners of the Church throughout the country endeavor, by every Just and proper means, to place in all civil offices of the Government only such men as are known to possess and maintain true Christian character and principles.” Bishop Harris announced the Special Commis sion on relations with the Methodist Episcopal Church South, as follows: Hie Kev. M. B. C. Crawford, Central New York; the Hev. E. O. Fuller, Georgia; the Rev. J. P. Newman, Balti more; Clinton B. Fiske, St. Louis; and Enooh L. Fancber. The Rev. Bennett, of Northwestern lowa, of fered a resolution to remove disabilities of women from holding offices in the Church. Re ferred. Aresolution was adopted that theßishopssd set seven men of thorough literary culture, of whom two shall be the New York Book Agents, to be added to the Committee appointed yester day to take into consideration the change in the name and scope of the Ladia 1 Repository Adopted. Br. Wentworth, present editor of the Ladied made a statement of the disabilities under which be labored fn that position. Dr. Curry thought the Repository deserved de cent burial, as it had outlived its usefulness. A ballot for editor of the Repository then took place as follows: Ballots cast, 287; necessary to a choice, 144: Dr. Curry received 87; Steele, 83; Wentworth, 53; Miss Willard, 36; the re mainder scattering. On the announcement of the vote members rose In every part of the bouse colling for a sec ond ballot, and nominating Dr. Curry. The second ballot was taken, and of the 354 votes cast Dr. Curry got 200, and be was de clared elected amid a general clapping of bands. By a resolution, Bishop Ames was congrata alted on attaining his 70th birthday. The Bish op, fall of emotion, acknowledged thu compli ment. The report of the fraternal messengers to the African Methodist Episcopal Assembly at At lata was presented, after which the messengers, Dr. Sherman and Brother Tate (colored), ad dressed the Conference, giving an account of their reception. The address of Brother Tate, who said he was a Tennessee farmer, and was at the plow-handle when he received notice of lus appointment as messenger, abounded in wit, and was received with vociferous laughter by the Bishops and members of the Confer ence. Brother Tate said he bad been sold on the block three times, and was graduated after attending Sunday-school three Sabbaths. It was a compliment to him to be associated with Dr. Sherman, a Massachusetts scholar, but in order to give the utterances of Dr. Sherman at Atlanta fall weight and effect he (Tate) had to indorse what Brother Sherman said. The Committee on the Episcopacy have sub mitted two reports on the rights of women as local preachers. The question was brought be fore the Committee on the appeal of Mrs. Mag gie Van Cott, against the ruling of Bishop Mor rill, who refused to ordain her to a deacouate because she was not a local preacher, the uni form interpretation of the discipline in all cases being that women cannot be eligible to that office. The subject has not yet been acted on by the Conference. The Committee on State of the Church hare submitted a report on the expediency of divid ing a certain Conference in the South. The question of division involved the “color line.” The report concludes with the following recom mendations: Resol red, That where it is the general desire of the members of the Annual Conference in South ern work that there should be no such division of such Conference . into two or more Conferences, and where it is not clearly to be seen that such division would favor or improve the state of the work in any Conference, and where the interests and usefulness of evco a majority of the members of such Conference, and members of the churches In such Conference, might be damaged or imperiled by division, it is the opinion of this General Conference that such a division should not be made. 2. That whenever ft shall be regarded by a large part of the members of an/ Annual Conference m our Southern work, dearly and naturally ex pressed, that such Conference should be divided into two or more Conferences, and whenever it shall appear that the Interest of the work would bo promoted by such division without damage to any part thereof, it is the opinion of this General Con* zerenco that such division should be made. Adjourned. PRESBYTERIANS. New York, May 20.—1 n the Presbyterian General Assembly to-day, it was announced that the Presbyterian Alliance will be convened in Edinburg-, Scotland, July 4,1877. The annual report on Dome Missions showed the organization of fifty-eight churches and 210 Sunday-schools. The receipts of the past year were $388,000; the expenditure.- $384,000. Dr. Beadle went to Philadelphia last night on behalf of the Committee in regard to dosing the Centennial Exhibition on Sunday. Dr. Prime hoped that the Assembly would go to Philadelphia in a body to attend the unveil ing of the Witherspoon statue, and suggested that an opportunity might then occur for meet ing with the Centennial Board, thereby giving great Height to their opposition to the proposi tion to desecrate the Sabbath. Adjourned. SODTHERK ASSEMBLY. Louisville, May 20.—A special dispatch to the Courier-Journal from Bowling Green, May -20, says; The Assembly met this morning.pur suant to adjournment, and wks opened with prayer hy the Key. James M. Kirkland. One halt hour was employed in devotional exercises, conducted by the Eev. G. W. Mitchell. A communication from A. B. Miller, D D Corresponding Delegate to the Evangelical Union ot Scotland, was read, and referred to the Committee on Correspondence, Baling Eider Ai K. Tyler offered a resolution protesting against the sale of intoxicatin'* liquors on the Centennial grounds, which was unanimously adopted. The Rev. George Gladstone, Corresponding Delegate from the Evangelical Union of Sco£ laud, delivered an address presenting the salu tations of his church, and was responded to in appropriate and feeling terms bv the Moderator. Lincoln, UJ., was selected as the next place of meeting. r l le C. Dlake, D. D.j of Nashville, n-esenlca the annual report of the Board of . übhcation. The Assembly adjonrnedTill Monday morning. reformed church. SAVsmsAH, May 20.—'Tbe Presbyterian Church convened at 9 a. m. The Rev. Dr. MandevilXe, of the Reformed Church of New York, was formally received as Moderator, and made an S,°,‘S e S t /^P 3 *- Dr. Phffllps, of the Asso ciated Reformed Church South, was invited to to a seat on the floor. “ The Committee on Unis and Over- F 1 ! 08 ., reported recommendations concern ing the proposed alliance of Presbyterian Churches (5n the motion to I SdSS the report, Dr. Stuart Robinson, of Louisville, spoke for over two hours, warmly advoSting ? r °P° s( ' d Council, and favotmg free anl ea™*t fecnsslon ofthe doctrinal questions. the address excited unusual interest, and large church was crowded. ““ “ e The Rev. Dr. A. D. Gerr, rep-cseatinr* h,. ARCHBISHOP PURCEUL. 3fay 20 — Th(i fiftieth anniver sary of the ordination of Archbishop Purcell to the priesthood, which Occurs to-morrow, is to be celebrated by the Catholics of this diocese by wlii?h win r h? r^f El 0?v 0f v Catholic societies, ficreviewed by the Archbishop at the a 1 to-reoreow afternoon. The Arch .•“» received nnmerons presents to-day, among them a gold chalice valued at £4,000, and a diamond cross valued at £3,000. thrmer drove into Philadel phia yesterday with a load of garden-sass, and rasnally inquired what all the noise and Sal t« ere ? b 0 ? t- J ri,ey told tlm the Centcn -40 fi® opened. “sen-tenny-nll>> “Sen-tenny-nl! What’n thunder** that! They hung him forthwith to the aeamt lamppost-— HmtarkSdnaraatial, CLOTHING* TrooMeip! IHA¥E MADE TROUBLE ONCE MORE Along the Clolfe OF CHICAGO. OurJolta’Fn ANNOY THEM We Tell the Truth in Our Store. AND IN FEINT. A Large Percentage SAVED ora m oties mm BY TRADING WITH US. MORE CLOTHING, MORE FiBB MBS, MONIES SALESMEN, MORE MONEY, TO DO THIS WITH THAN WAS EVER EM PLOYED BEFORE. 01ID1BERS Ai .184 & 186 STATE-ST., OTP. PAXMBB HOUSE. NUTTING THE G. 0. D. Clothier,

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