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FOUNDATIONS. eeting of Several Leading Chicago Architects. Icterestisg Eiscuision on the Subject of Foundations for Buildings. Opinions Esprcscd by flessrs. Boylngton, Thomas, Wight, and Others. ■KTny Chicago Cannot Procure a Good Article of Cleveland Stone. The Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects met last evening at the office of Carter Drake, A Wight* No. 21 East Van Boren street/ to discuss the‘‘nature of the foundations of buildings required in Chicago.” While the meeting was slowly gathering, those who came early spent the time in canvassing in ioi umlly the excellences of the various budding eton( s offered in this market. The Cincinnati stone seemed to be growing in favor. The opinion was expressed that Chicago would ffet this year a very poor quality of stone from the Cleveland quarries, the New York market absorbing the best of it. Tbe stone is used for the finest buildings in that city. The possibility of combining and securing the choicest of that material was suggested. It was thought that little coaid be done to secure so de sirable a result. It was said that one reason for onr builders get ting a poorer grade of stone, was that they never could afford to wait. They hurried their Jobs through to completion without waiting to make ti»‘ proper selection. The meetingwas called to order about 8 o’clock, bv the President, Mr. Boyington. The architects present besides were, Messrs. Wight, Drake, Boss, Clark, Thomas. Howe, and Willett. Mr. Willett was called upon to speak upon the topic of the evening. Ho said that he didn’t know anything about “Chicago foundations.” Ho was anxious to be informed. A general desire was expressed to hoar from Mr. Boyington on tbe subject. Mr. Boyington said that ho had learned the subject of the evening only a short time before coming to the place. His view in regard to the matter of debate was that there was no plan that could be carried ont in all cases. The bottom under the city was clay, going from the river toward tbe lake. This made a good, solid foun dation. At State street it was three feet deener than at Clark. At Clark street there seemed to be abort of ridge, sloping either way. In the vicinity of Van Suren street, the foundation was unreliable. A little farther south itwasnoces sarpto go down tlrrty feet to reach the clay. Beyond that was quicksand, and the foundation was treacherous. The towers of Laird Collier’s church, when built, went down two or three feet causing great damage to the front of the building. The descent was not entirely perpen dicular. The earth adjoining the to wnr was de posed. aud at a little distance elevated. Mr. Wight said he had known instances of the ground jisiog on the opposite side of the street to where a cellar was being dug and above quick sand. Mr. Boyineton mentioned other instances of the same kind. He stated that under the timber and walls of the First Baptist Church he used piles. The piles went easily. He dag down nine or - ten feet, and drove piles about 34 feet. He did not know the thickness of the clay bed. It varied. Mr. Drake snid that over the river the clay bed was very thick. Mr. Dovington paid that the settling of fonnda lions would continue a jvar, in some instances more. At the corner or Washington aul CUrk streets, the. cluy bed was about seven feet below the surface. It was not customary to pile oidiuary buildings. A bed of concrete was sometimes placed under the foundations. Mr. Thomas said that under the eiry building? in San Francisco they were making a bed of con crete over the entire foundation. On the West Side and North Side the foundations were better —cenenilly clay. Mr. Wight asked the area of the quicksand dis* tii< r. . Mr. Bovincton said it begins at State street, in- CT»-u?ing*towar4 Wahasli avenue, forming abo gin extending southward as far as he had had arv experience, ending in tie river. I* seemed as ‘if there had once been a pond extending north and south between State street and Wabash av enue. Mr. Wight wanted to know how the founda tion of the water-tower was laid. Mr. Bojinctcn said it was laid on a quicksand. Thev dug down t«-n or twelve feet, and then drove piles very thickly to the depth of twenty live or thirty feet. Occasionally in driving, the piles would fly out upon striking granite boul der?, wbicb were sometimes found in this vicini ty several feet in diameter. Another difficulty in huilding tbe tower was caused by tbe tower bav ng to be pierced in many places for the water eipes. Mr. Boyington explained the manner of •sliding the tower' at length. He thus went on o detail his experience in connection with the < ihirago University. He placed tbe foundation . 2 the surface of the ground without digging. Tbe foundation was low enough to be of the proner «Tade, and to be out of the way of frost. The tower did not settle at all. About seventy feet distant from the tower, where they wished to place the observatory, the quicksand occurred, and it was found necessary to build the founda tion in the same manner as that of the west tower. The foundation of St. Paul's Church was placed on tbe surface of the ground. If the quicksand was a little below the surface many pln< e. this was the best manner of laying fotm da’ions. . , „ , Mr. Wight said that he had asked various expe rienced architects what it was best to do where there was quicksand. No satisfactory informa tion had ever been given. Under Trinity Church, Now York, was placed a bed of concrete soventy- IJve feet square ami Ten foetthlck.andlefc several monrliMoliarden It was not generally known that Trinity Church tower stood upon a bed of quicksand. Alter building it continued for twen ty rears to settle, and he believed it was still settling. De.*s than fonr yo-irs ago they wore re pairing gaps in the front windows. The speaker had been told that the best way to tint was in tbe s.bune «f a section of a txunrated cone/’ so that it would press out aide- Thomas paid that in the quicksands in Montreal, he had often seen foundations laid upon heavy sticks of limber laid longitudually, tamarack being generally used. hlr. Boyington stated that in Massachusetts, in building cn mm-h or swamp bottom, he had had good success by digging a trench two feet dttp, and tilling up with sand-gravel to the bot tom of the foundation. Mr Drake said that there was but one building in Boston, and that building a Cath die Church, for whose foundations it had been found necessary to lay a bed of concrete. Mr. Thomas asked Mr. Boyington’s opinion in regard to footing stones. Mr. Boyington replied that the Joliet stone for that purpose was a* good as auy iu tho world borne of the stone would decay here or anywhere else. This soft portion of the stone was taken from the quarry near the surface, when they were “ stripping” it. Mr. Willett spoke of soft places in stone, where holes wereeaten when the stone was exposed. He thought it was caused by the existing In it of sulphite of iron, which afterwards became oxide of iron. , The opinion was generally expressed that the Illinois stone did better when laid at tight angles to its natural bed; also that silica was an excel lent preservation of the stone. Mr. Wight spoke of the practice of diminishing tie width o! footing stones ascending towards tie foundation. Mr. Boylngton said that would depend very much upon what weight you wanted to pat on tie foundations. Wien tie weight was applied at particular places when it on columns were ustd, if a single stone were used it was likely to turn up atone of Uic«nges. Mr. Wight said that he had often seen a base stone seven feet broad and twelve inches thick used in New York, and an iron column placed on it without danger to the structure. In answer to a question from Mr. Willett, Mr. Borington said that oicfitTlnchee was the minimum thickness for sidewak stones. The Joliet stone was not to be trusted for lintels. The sandstones were a htile more trustworthy, but ought not to boused where there was great superincumbent weight. A safe w»y to build eldewalka would be to put brick arches under them. But this was objectionable, as lessening the room. Our Joliet stone made as good sidewalks as any that could be found. , _ Mr. Wight had noticed some very slender iron columns and begins being put under sidewalks since the tire, he should think not to exceed four Inches in thickness. He wished to know if they Were safe. Mr. Boylngton bad never known any of them to yield, although they sometimes had to sustain heavy weights. A vote ci thanks -was rendered to Mr. Boying* t< u for the. information that ho had imp irted. The subject s-Jectcd for tho next meeting was '‘Brick walls, stone walls, and piers.” The meeting adjourned. Tbe Cnitom Uonoe Site and (he Free Li< brary. iTo the Editor of The Chicago Tribune : Sin: The suggestion of a writer in your paper, this morning, for the United States to appropri ate tbe present lot, with the building, on the cor ner of Monroe and Dearborn streets, to the use of our great library, should no at once acted upon. The number of superficial feet of grouud which the Government requires on Quincy street to be closed against tbe general public and appropri ated to its exclusive use, by the city, is greater than that of the old site, and would be no more than a fair equivalent. But there are other reasons why this shoal I now be done. Tbe impression is general, and fast gaining tbe strength of a painful convUtlon, tha the public of Chicago have been unfairly dealt by in the removal of the site’. What are th■ facts* First— The law required that the United State should take the remainder of the block on whio the Government buildings were already, if th aanie could be obtained by purchase or condem nation “at a reasonable price for the around." Second — Assuming that it could not be had a such a price by purchase, the owners having -Uked too high a price for the ground, the of the Treasury instructed United States Attorney Glover to institute proceedings ?»rh2iawof England, as well as the law of tha Tiited States, in all t-uob cases,is; That, whon r'. r such a proceeding Is commenced by the Sl>.- of the petition, the purchase of thelandtn w YftT the petition is made; and the only P' rimateing Is, ' What la the amount of S Smney to be paid to the owners of « St For fiiiH purpose, the commission or £: if minted, Md the inquiry proceeds to the “wSm the moment that such a proceeding L fnPtiS. tteTaßd is bound to ablcfe tLo Issue Iff award. Tbe ownera can neither Bell. touse. nor build upon it. It Becomes S land of toe* Corporation or Goveninimt Theownors must a l u ff^f f , on rwe boomer and oorpora- JtmiliaTlnK been unable to agree upon Biiob price, Hon having AiyinM*r*-t«t**d parties to decide This is the whole philosophy of S taown as •‘oondemnluK prop eiry*” -fmordinary courflo of tbeUaited States i a ™MUnKlroni tie well-known law, in respect to tbe block in question, has certainly Justified the universal suspicion of the publlo tnlud that, while professing to condemn, it intended to merely trifle. It instituted the proceeding nearly a month since, and the owners of tbe property accordingly lost all control over it from that time. The Commisssion ■was finally! appointed by tbe. United States Coart to find the trnc and “reasonable pnee” of the land to be paid for,—the proceeding itself having taken it for the use of the Government That Commission con sisted of three of tbe most experienc'd, safe, and judicious men among onr citizens. They found the price to be, not such as the owners had as/ce'l, but such as it was realty worth. Aud the opinion was universal that the Government was to obtain it at a “ reasonable price,” and that the sito was fixed. The figuies were sent by telegram to Washington on Saturday, the 10th inet., by At torney Glover; but, on th6U2th, before the Com missioners bad signed—before-even they had cor rected- that report, which migh 1 : have greatly re duced the figures flrst agreed upon, the Govern ment at Washington sent a telegram that th«y had accepted the offer of the Bigelow Block, ani to discontinue all farther proceedings as to the old site. It would have been fortunate if certain parties, acting in connection with the sale ofth* Bigelow Block, had not, before that telegram was re ceived, on the same day, made purchases very near The site, on Clark street. It is also unfortu nate that the streets were filled with minors of fiaud, and speculation, and change; and certain parties were proclaiming that the “change” was inevitable. If all this had been pro-decreed, it wa*e a most cruel and oppressive piece of trilling lujubich the United States Courts and govern ment officers were engaged, putting owners aud witnesses to great expense, and keeping a Com mission insession for two d«ys; all for the pur pose, as it would seem now, of manifesting their power—a power of tyranny, telling them, before t-ven a report was signed, that the farce had been played oat; that another and different piece of land had been taken, without inquiry as to its value, baton conditions which may render even its taking impracticable. Quincy street, the properly of the people and general public, must be sunendered as a free gift to consummate that purchase. There is the opportunity .desired of obtaining the site fora Library. Now, we undertake to say that if the people of the city are to make a gift of one of their streets, the United States can certainly afford to donate the site it is about to abandon, as a recom pense. The Free Library placed on the corner, instead of the Custom House, will restore that equilibrium of security and pnee, which the ap parent determination of the Secretary to remove the site, against the express letter of the law, has greatly unsettled and disturbed. The loca tion being, as it now will be, in the very centre of the new hotels.—between the Pacific and Palmer Bouses, —near the United States offices, and convenient to all the groat thoroughfares.— Madison, Clark, and state streets,—the Free Library would soon be followed by the Historical Society, Academy of Sciences, Academy of De sign, and all other bnlldings which marked the progress of our civilization before the fire. Justice and Right, THE LAW COURTS. How Marriages are Contracted Out in lowa. A Man Seeks to be Divorced from a Wife who was Wedded to Him at the Mnzzle of a Eevolver. Wliat Constitutes Extreme and Repeated Cruelty. Circuit Court, A CONDENSED NOVEL, A divorce case with, some new features was brought into this Court yesterday. Stephen P. Hicks asks that he be carefully relieved from the bonds of matrimony now existing, as he says, 2>ro forma, between himself and one Anna. The complainant says that upon the 28th day of No vember last, he being a resident of and a farmer in the County of Blaekhawk, in the State of lowa, visited the town of Waterloo, having in his cas oily a wagon load of wheat for delivery on com mission to a warehouseman in the town. As a re turn load hehad to take hack a quantity of stone, awaiting the loading of which he stood upon the street corner where he met one Alfred AlUne, who was in a buggy drawn by a team of horses. Alline -stopped and invited oomx>lainant to ride with him. He rode, as he supposed, upon his friendiy invitation, when ho was carried to Alline’s house. During the ride, there was some friendly converse. When the ride was completed, Alline invited complainant in. He objected, by reason of something he saw in the invitation which indicated danger, but being induced there to by the proffer of a pistol and-the threat of “ shoot,*’ he did alight and entered the house. Having entered the house, he was encountered by one Anna Severance (tlie defendant) and her aunt, Clara Severance. Being in custody of these females, tbe man Alline left shortly, to return with some person who was represented tobe'a Justice of the Peace, whereupon Alline produced lawful authority for complainant’s marriage with the woman Severance. Having procured this, Alline de manded that tbe marriage should take place forthwith, and because if he did not, then there would be a killing. Under these threats the cere mony was gone through with, but under duress and without consent, and thereupon complain ant left defendant, wherefore, under all these circumstances, he claims that the marriage is void. Superior Court • ANOTHER DEFINITION. The re has been on trial before J ndge Jameson during the past two a series of divorce cases, in the course of he has been called upon to define what in law constitutes drunkenness and extreme and habitual cruelty. Yesterday, in the case of Mary against Joachim Boelkow, he was called upon to state what constitutes evi dence of adultery. a Mrs. Bnelkow having complained of her hus band that be was cruel, there resulted a large number of papers, called pleadings, which cul minated lu a cross-bill and its accessories. By thccropp-bill.it was alleged that Mary was no better than the ought to be, and that one John Geik knew it. Issue was formed upon these facte, and the case went to the Jury with liberty on its part to seal its verdict. The substance of the instructions was that if the Jury believe that the complainant in the or iginal bill, and defendant in the cross bill (Mwy) and one John Gelk were in the month of October, 1671, at the residence of the parties in Jefferson, in this county, together in the private sleepiug room of Mary in tne night time, with the door of such sleeping-room shut on several occasions, and that they so remained in said private sleep ing-room for hours at a time alone, then such conduct on the part of Mary, if unexplained, would warrant the jury In finding her guilty of the crime of adultery. 80 if the womau was at the hour of 9 o’clock, in the evening, lying on the bed by the side of John Geik, in Geik’s room, with his arms around her, she and he being alone in the room, without a light, then this Is a circumstance to he considered as to whether adultery was committed, and to be considered by the jury in determining whether there was guilt. But the i fact of adultery maybe inferred from circuui* stances that lead to it as the only reasonable conclusion, so if the jury believed (from the evi dence) that Mary was in her private sleeping room in the house of her husband, with Mr.e Gift, alone, at an unreasonable hour of the night, and her conduct is irreconcilable with the idea of her innocence, then she should be found guilty of adultery. On the other side, too, as to cruelty, the fact that a woman simply pulls her husband’s whisk ers once is not bnluuient to authorize the jury to find the woman guilty of extreme and repeated cruelty. INSURANCE CASE. An action of debt was commenced by Samuel W. Fuller, Esq., against the Lumberman's Insur ance Company of Chicago. There is claimed in This action $5,000 for debt, and an equivalent amount as damages. [lt Is presumed that Mr. Fuller, who was the nominee for Judge, tree Mc- Allister, resigned, is suing to recover for au in surance upon his extensive library lost by fire, which occurred early in October.] United State* District Court, IN BANKRUPTCY. Kctc Proceeding— Proceeding was commenced for an adjudication of bankruptcy against Joseph Gusonand Samuel Sulkey, of Cook County, by Sely Lebricht, of Gardiner, Grundy County. The petitioning creditor claims $520, and charges that there has been on the part of the debtor a suspension of payment of the commercial paper mentioned. Stewart, of Belvidere. 0/pnbittnn to Discharge— Opposition was tiled by Baton <fc Co., of New York, against tho dia* charge of Aaron Freundiich, of Chicago. Discharged— William 11. Boishaw, of Chicago, County Court • ADM LMSTKATION. Hamilton N. Eidridge, E-cj, was appointed-he being » creditor, to adiuiuicter upon the ©state of Eliz»betli E. Morton, lately defunct, under bond of $14,000. Criminal Court, TAILED TO AGKEB. In the case of Lum->a Boyce, charged with stealing a dead man's i roperty, as stated yester day, tbe jury failed to agree. COME AND TAKE HIM. A Young, Minnesota Forger Captured In This City—An Attempt Co Beat a Chicago Bank Itcsaltfj In Hid Arrest. Tbe Sheriff of St. Paul, Minn., sent a despatch to tbe Chief of Police in this city, two days ago, culling for the arrest of a young man named Edward M. Wright, who was accused of larceny and burglary. The culprit was described as a good-looking and well-dresked man, with a plau sible address. He left Minnesota a few weeks ago, and was traced here by some means unknown to the outside world. Among tbe scattered saloons of this city, however, tbe cine was lent, and the Chicago detectives were called upon to ferret, out tbe fugitive. After a prolonged search Detectives Elliott and Simmons succeeded in ar rtsting a person answering the description given in tbn telegram at noon yesterday. He was con veyed at once to tbe Central Station, where he was thoroughly searched. Several papers were fennd upon him; among them a number of blank cheeks on the hanking firm of LnnC, Preston & Kean,corner of Randolph and HaUtel streets. Three of the cheeks were filled out andoalled for payment to Morns Clalse. of the sum of HM..75. Two of the checks bore the signature of w. B. Pierce, and one was signed by L. M. Pierce. The latter, having a stamp upon it, was presented yesterday morning to the oa»hter of the estsblirbment mentioned. That official Immedi ately, pronounced it spurious, hut the follow, 1 W right, feaidiewan a mistake, and managed to ) get away. This fact came to the knowledge of tbe police a little before the Minnesota sharper was arrested, and this It was that gave tbe officers a clue to bis hiding-plaoe. The Sheriff of 6t. Paul bus been telegraphed to, bnt if be nan advance against the prisoner no crime morn serious tb»n thatof forgery, Wright will be held to answer for his banking tmnsaotlonsln Chicago belore tbe Criminal Court of Cook County. Cod Liver Oil. Hazard & Caswell’s Cod Elver Oil ia the beat THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. Sclianck’s Case Closed and Taken Under Advisement. Charges Preferred Against Chief File marshal ■Williams. He Is Accused of Drunkenness, Carrying Beer Into an Engine Honse, Dis orderly Conduct, Inefficiency, Accepting a Bribe, Etc. The Police and Fire Commissioners yesterday morning resumed their examination into the charges against Assistant Fire Marshal Sohauok. There were present Commissioners Talcott, Sheri dan and Chadwick. Commissioner Rehm came in late. The evidence was exceedingly dry, tedious, uninteresting and monotonous. THANK T. SWEENEY, foreman of Hook and Lauder Company No. 1, testified that ho had been a fireman for 30 years; for 13 years he had been a member of the paid department; had known Schanck the whole time; was at the Drake-Farwcll block fire; did not see anything inefficient in his conduct on that occas ion ; saw Schanck on the 7th of October; he was not intoxicated at the time; saw him at the Canal street fire, and believed him sober then. He thought Bchauok a capable and eflloientJFire Mar shal; with proper assistance and support he would he able to manage a lire. No Marshal could be capable without assistance. ANTON BERG, formerly a member of the Volunteer Fire Depart ment, testified that he-believed Schanck a com petent fireman. Never saw Schanck drank. He was sober at the Saturday night fire. ZU W. WAGNER, also formerly a member of the Volunteer Fire Department, was four years in Chicago, Sup posed that he was as good a judge of the compe tency of a fireman as any other pipeman* TIIOS. BARKY, formerly foreman of the steamer Long John, three years on the Economy, thought Schanck was competent for the position of Assistant Fire Marshal; sever saw him under the influence of liquor; did not think him exactly qualified for the position of Chief Marshal. Ho thought Sweeny was the best man in the Department lor Chief Marshal. He did not know of any drunk enness or demoralization in the Fire Depart ment, nor aid he ever hoar of the Sweeny clique. AUGUST GOODWIN considered Sobanck a capable and otlioient fire man. He was rather excitable. Benner was the coolest and most capable of the Marsnala, j. o RALLOCK drives Hook and Ladder No. 4; thought Sohauok as capable as any man for the position of Assist ant Marshal. Schanck was sober at theditarday night tire. He was sober at the Canal street lire. Never saw S-dranck drunk ut any hro. He was lour years in the Bice Engine House, and never saw him drunk there. He never heard of the <• Sweeney clique," nor heard the qualitlcatloiis of the Chief Marshal talked of. NICHOLAS LEWIS, plpeman of the steamer Economy, was on the steamer J. B. Rice. He was at the Drake-Far well block fire. BellcvecTfichanok to bo a capa ble and efiicient Marshal. He has been invana- bly sober at fires. At the State street Are. upon which testimony had been taken, when Schauck ordered a stream into the second story, there was Are there. THOMAS BUCKLEY, Secretary of the Home Fire Insurance Company, belonged to the volunteer fire department. He was at the Drakc-Farwvll Block Are.. Snhanuk wHB there. Ho thought Sohanok was capable and , llicit nt. Htf thought himself competent to or in ess hu opinion «f bis (Suhanok’s) anility. Was in the habit of going to fires. Kover saw Schunck intoxicated. Saw the Are at Heath & Milligan's, and had a heavy interest In it. Thought it a well htoppud Are. / JOSEPH STULZ, plpeman, testlAed that Schauck was, as far as he knew, capable and efficient. ENOUGH TESTIMONY. .The Board here suggested that the testimony wok becoming monotonous. 51r. Adams, Bohan ok's counsel, suggested that be hao twenty other witnesses, who would testify to a. bench’s anility, sobriety and professional ex cellence. The Board decided that they had heard wit nesses enough. THE ARGUMENT. Mr, Adams then prot eeded with his argument. It was to tbe effect that Schanck was as good as any one else in bis position; that whatever might have oeen n»B short comings, they wore well known to the Chief Fire Marshal two years ago, and that had they been of a serious character they would have "been brought before the Board ht that time. The fact that they had not boon so brought up for investigation, proved that either they were trifling,or were brought nplon thopres ent’occasiun for private purposes. taken under advisement. Tbe Board here determined to lake the case un der advisement , . The Board then adjourned until 2 o'clock. CHARGES AGAINST MARSHAL WILLIAMS. Previous to adjournment, Assistant Marshal Schanck preferred the following charges against Marshal Williams: To the Honorable the Hoard of Police «ml Fire Com mitrioner* of tne City oj Chicago: _ , , . fv GENTLEIiES: Robert A. Williams, Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, is hereby charged with violation oi therulesiu dr*gtilatiou.-50f the Firo Depa-tueutof the City of Chicago, and of improper conduct in hla office of Fire Marshal, ns follows, to wit: 1. n he said Robert A. Williams, while Fire Marshal, as aforesaid, to wit, In the City of Chicago violated Article 13 of Seolion 10 of chapter 2, and Section 8 of Chapters of the said roles and regulations.—m this, that the said Robert A. Williams was i'ijpxlcatwl. 2. Tbe said Robert A. Williams violat ;d Article 14 of Section 30 of Chapter 2of said rules and regulations In this, that hert*iolore, to wit; Get. 7. 18/1, iu said City of Chicago, the Paul Robert a. \\iliiams. being at said time t Ire Marshal, as aforesaid, took and car ried into an engine house, occupied by the tire De partment of said city, a pall of beer, and then and there left said beer, the same being there and then lu ’"l TlSSaairtKotiert A.'Williams, -while lie was Fir. Marsltal, as aforesaid, heretofore, to vrll: in said city, violated Section V of Chapter 3 of said rules and regu lations in this, that ho was guilty of disorderly con d 4?Thnt the said Robert A. Williams, while he was FirOiMai.-hal as afsresald, to wit: at divers times and days I etwe-n tho first day of July, 18(8, and tho first davof January, 1672, been guilty of Inefficiency and inranaclty in tho service of the Firo Department, contrary to Section t>, of Chapter 3 of said rules and filial the said Robert A. Williams, while ho was Fire Marshal as aforesaid, heretofore, to-wli: in said city, received a bribe from one George W. Harris, to wlt • the sum of SSOO In money, to induce and influence said Robert A williams to exert his influence and newer as such Fire Marsoal, .corruptly and iu viola t ion «t bis duty as such Fire Marshal, to procure the employment of the said George W. Harris to repair tbe apparatus, equipment*, and other propertyyMeg and rnvvided for tho extinguishment of firwildfMwr city of Chicago. aidi -tv 6. That the'said Robert A, Williams. whilfb’HFAt Marshal, as aforesaid, to-wit. »t divers times,gadjr days I otween July I.IBCS. and January I, 1572. at Ba|d- Cny of Chicago, received trom sold George \V. Uar ji» :;ud other persons unknown, divers large sums of money to induce and influence the said Robert A Williams to exwclaeJhia influence and power us such Fite Marshal corniptiy and with favor for tho benefit of said Karris and said unknown persons respect ively. THE WITNESSES. The -witnesses to sustain the charge are thirty nine in number. Among thorn may be noticed the names of Dennis 6. Sweeny. F. T. Sweeny, G. Ehu (accused by one of the witnesses a day or two ago of carrying something from a burning building under his vest), Nicholas Dubaeh, and many of the witnesses up before the BoardSn the trial of Bcbanck. ALREADY EXAMINED TWICE. It may not bo generally known that the charges of bribery have been before two Grand Juries already, and dismissed, Scbanok’s labors not meeting with the success he hoped lor. REGULAR BUSINESS. Pursuant to adjournment, the Board met at 2 o’clock tor the duties of the regular meeting. Flie Marshal Williams presented charges of in toxication against Daniel Reordan, driver of the steamer Tirsworth. Reordan said he was ap pointed in September, bad drank nothing for two years: felt sick and took a drink. It overpow ered him before be knew it. Thoms Sbay. foreman, testified that his con dition on that day was such as to incapacitate him for duty. As he was a wit ness to testify m another oaso sentence was sus- Crum was accused of neglect of duty. He went to breakfast while the other driver was Ul ßhay said ho was a good man to attond to his stock and attended to business. He was occa sionally mulish andngly. He had been up before ihe Boai d for disobedience a year ago. Bemoan was discharged. Commissioner Rbcm moved to fine Crum ten Cmua u'Sioner Chadwick seconded the motion. Commissioners Sheiidan and Talcutt wanted to make it live days. . Finally they compromised and made it seven Board proceeded to pass upon the various bills of the Fire Department, after widen they ad journed nniil daybreak this DioridDg to oouslder tho charges against Chief Fire Marshall \\ Uiiains. NO QUORUM, Not Enough Aldermen on Hand Last Night al the Council to Proceed with Ba«lno0*. There was more Joy in tbe Council Chamber last evening than has been witnessed there since the mob cheered Hesing. In accordance with tbe motion of Aid. Holden, on Monday evening, seven members of the Council assembled. Tue ici’orters were in full iorce with sharpened nruclls. At 7:30 o'clock. Aid. Gill orlod. - Call the roll.” The Clerk fluid the clock was four m m'"mr t 'minnfcs expiring, Aid. Gill said: « Mr. Clerk, call the roll.” _ . . .. , . The Clerk said It was all right, but the clock W Thfs obrom>l.“gioal dSorepanoy produoßd a oon- T A loo'll Usid, ■■ Call the roll, Mr Clerk.” Aid Holden looked at his watch. and said the ein ciwk was still some minutes fast. Aid. GUI appealed to the reporters. The renorters suggested that the dial in the CbßU%er P iotated the tliueof the city. If that clock was wrong, then the city must abide by ‘^Tl'^demsforf^prarely with evidences of the supremost saiUfiwjbin. Tile ClertTcalled the roll, and declared no Quorum present. »«!« Aifipruian on the general good fortune. knew if be was to be made a fool of. Aid. Soh'oUz 1....V0#) ua hamiT as the rest. Aid. -notion nlt-s looked disappointed. H« inquired whether there were enough Aldermen up-stairs for a qi Mr. n Moody said there worenow,bat he was not going up. Heaco they went their way. AMUSEMENTS. MABIB DB BTOPPBLLIBR. The concert at the Third Unitarian Churob last evening was a notable affair in many respeots. The attendance was large, the audience apprecia tive, and the ocoation was one of more than ordi nary interest, as It was signalled by Che debut of Marie de StoppelUer, a girl 12 years of age, the daughter of Madame de StoppelUer, the well kuown teacher of music and French, if any went prepared to offset the tender years of the young pianist against any number of shortcomings, these persons found small op portunity ftr the exorcise, of their generous lu tfDtions, for the little lady stood in slight need of any excuses. Bhe chose for her undertakings the difficult music of Gotteohalk, Prudent, Thai* heig, Eugene Monio. etc., and the manner in which she. acquitted herself showed that she had not overestimated her powers. In brilliancy of execution and in accuracy as to the minute de tails of the score she might be considered re n arkuble were she 24 instead of 12. Indeed, in respects she is the equal of many public periormers who have studied more j ears than she has lived. Her touch is bold, clear*cnt. and well assured, and her command over the Insti uiuent, in dealing with the octaves, ih that of a grown person. Her conception and interpretation of the works of the great com* lingers Indicate a degree of precocious talent p ir > liking of absolute genius, if not of inspiration. What she lucks in depth of feeling and expres sion, added years and study alono can bring, but it is not too much to predict that if her life and faculties arc spared, the child of last evening will be heard from as one of the world s great artists. Among the other pleasing features of the programme were the accompani ments of Miss Carrie Donnelly, the vocal selec tions by Mr Uno Widestrand. the violin solos of Master Buisseret, the “ Marseillaise,” by Leonie de Stoppellier (Octal 9), and a cornet solo by Mr. Gallic. ANNOUNCEM ENTS. At the Academy of Music, this evening, Lucille Western appears, for the first time in Chicago, in the drama of “The Mendicant; or, Strioaen Blind,” which will also be given on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, “ Oliver Twist,” usd the last appearance of Miss Western. —At the West Side Opera House, a ohoien bill tit the hands of Arlington, Cotton * Kemble’s Minstrels. / , , —Con. T. Murphy.of the Manning Minstrels,has been presented with a beautiful gold-headed cane as a mark of the esteem in which he is held by ihe members of the troupe. BEER ASKS EXEMPTION. Meeting of Germans who -Oppose tbe JVew Temperance Law, Addresses by Prominent Edit- ors and Politicians. Resolutions Adopted Asking for . » modification of the law. Over a thousand Germans assembled in the Turner Hall on West Twelfth street, last evening, to express their views on the recently enacted Temperance law, and to urge the Legislature to repeal it so far as beer and wine are concerned. The meeting was a very enthusiastic one, those present, however, conducting themselves in an orderly manner. Emil Dietzsoh called the -assemblage to order, and nominated Mr. Von Langor for President. Ho was elected, and, after stating the object of the mooting, introduced MR, WILLIAM BAI-P. Mr. Rapp said tho law enaoted was not a Tem perance law of tbe same stamp as the Sunday laws, but was merely an under-hand game to abolish saloons. It was almost impossible for men To rent buildings for saloons, on account of their liability for damages in cose a suit was brought against them. Keeping a saloon was as lawfol as keeping a shoe shop or a dry goods store, and ho thought tbat tbe intention of tho law could not be carried ont, as it would operate for the benefit of drunkards. Wives would bring suits and re cover damages, at the Instigation of their husbands. He reviewed an editorial in yesterday's Tribune. claiming that it was inconsistent, as it said in one place that be cr and wine might have been exempted, and in another endorsed the law as a whole. He urged these called foreigners to organize and petition the Legislature to modify or repeal tho law. When the news of its enactment reached the Fath erland, Germans who intended to immigrate would avoid Illinois on account oflts liquor law. as they had avoided the South on account of slavery. SIR. MITCHELL, editor of tbe Free Press, then addressed the meet ing. He considered organization necessary in order to test tbe constitutionality of tho law. When the Sunday laws were being agitated, Ed mund Jussen had written to Chief Justice Chase regarding them, and had received a Tt ply that led him to believe that tho Supreme Court would decide all such laws to be unconstitutional, on tbe ground that they interfered with tho personal liberty of the people. HERMAN RASTER thought a great many x>ooplo did not understand tho law. It was not a Temperance law of the character of the Maine liquor law, but entirely different. Every one could drink as much as he wanted to, but the saloon keeper was made liable for any damage a person wbo becam* drunk in his place might do. It was notvery difficult for respectable men to got the bond required, and it would have a tendency to eradicate the low grog shops, which ho thought was very desirable. The Germans, as a people, were not drunkards. They had moral courage sufficient to enable them to atop when they had drank so much, while the Americans and Irish could not control their appetite for liquor. Ho advocated the exemption ot wine and beer. The Legislature would not repeal the law entirely, but mlg it be induced to modify it, as an amend ment exempting wine and beer oamo near pass ing while the law was pending. RESOLUTIONS. On motion, a Committee on Resolutions was ap pointed, consisting of tho following named gen tlemen; EmilDittzscb, William Rapp. General Lieb. Emil Kenteehauser, aud Mr. Bohweiafurtb. The Committee subsequently submitted the sub joined report: the Honorable the Senate and JTouse of Representa tives of the State of JlKiwis, in General Assembly con- vened Whereas, Tout Honorable Body has lately enacted a law which makes it a misdemeanor for any person wiThln this State to retail spirituous liquors, unless a license lias been procured aud a bondlilod in the venal mm of $3,000, conditioned for tbe good conduct of all to whom liquors mav be ►olu; and, whereas. Said law further provides that, in addi tion thereto, not only the property of the retailer, but Mho that of tho landloid renting his premises to such retailor, shall be liable for all damages done by any in toxicated vert-on, allowing such damages where tho Intoxication has uot oven been caused iu tho presence ur under the control of such retailer of liquors; and, \\ HKREAS, Sncli enactments can but be looked upon ns subversive ot all individual liberty guaranteed to tt-e people of this Republic, and can only load to per stcutlons and oppression iu affording evil-minded persons an cipii*-rtuiilt3*, by means ot perjury ami villanyof oil kinds, to prev upon a class of btislne s men who are as much entitled to the protection of the laws as all other people; and, whereas, we cannot but regard tho law in ones . tion as productive ot the basest hypocrisy, and tho -qvilhhbit of homo tippling, which must Inevitably in dangerous consequences to the family circle, ."Imd to respectable social converse; now, tnerefore, > Peevlted, That wo, your undersigned petitioners, who do not believe tbat temperance can bo enforced by police regulations and compulsion, bat think that the end aimed at can only be reached by educating the moset-a, and by applying moral agencies, would respectfully petit lon your Honorable Body to take tho law in question into serious consideration, and icpesl the same. GENERAL LIER stated that it was useless to attempt to petition the Legislature to exempt beer and wine, as the members knew exactly how tbe Germans fait when the law was passed. The only remedy they had was at tho ballot-box. They must hold the party which enacted such laws responsible. He read a plank of the Missouri plat from deprecating sumptuary legislation. MU RASTER paid the Germans could get what they wanted by petitioning to the Legislature, and pitched into the Missouri liberals, calling them a “ bankrupt party.” MR. RAPES went for General Lieb for bringing politics into tbe meeting. Politics should not govern the Germans in this matter. If the Americans learned that tbere hud been a political discussion they would laugh. ANOTHER RESOLUTION. General Lieb offered as an amendment to tho resolutions the following: Resolved, Tbat wo will not support any candidates wh«» do not pledge themselves to vote against all laws which interfere with the liberties of the people; ana work for the repeal of snch as have boon enacted. The amendment was lost. conclusion. Mr. Raster moved that the Legislature bo pe titioned to except beer and wine, and the motion wok adopted. Tlic resolutions were then adopted unanimous ly, and the meeting adjourned. Fire-Proof Miniature Building, J. H. McKeruan has removed withhis fire proof miniature building to tho rodms of the Board of Public Works on Adams street, near LaSalle, aud i D-day will put tiro in it to exhibit its manner of uorkme. All persons interested are invited to call, and w© will t»ko pleasure In explaining it. Building Material. Two hundred and seventy-five thousand brick for sale on tbo dock and aboard vessel at Fairport Hai bor, thirty miles below Cleveland, O. Call on ur address Fountain * Barton, Puiuesville, O. Jewelry, The many friends and customers of EdsonH. Goodrich, jeweller, will be pleased to learn that he lias just completed fitting up a store at No. 137 Twenty-second street, and has opened with a i,«.w efoek of watches, jewelry, etc., from the best Eastern manufacturers, which he will sell at his usual low prices. Robertson, tbe stationer, No. 879 Wabash avenue, ia dallyre ceiviug large additions to his immense stock. Ho will not bo undersold. He has one of the largest and best assorted stocks in the city. An Appeal* To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune Sir : Will you serve the cause of humanity by publishing this, in behalf of a very worthy wo man, a widow, Mrs. Andrews, who was burned out of her little home this morning at 155 West Madison street. Now, I call upon some good hu manitarian, man or woman, to see that she is pro vided for at once. I would do this myself, but I «ni a burnt-outer and an Invalid since the great lire. I have done this without consulting her. Very respectfully, ?J KB -J 8 Fuller, No. 412 West Madison street. Chicago, Feb. 14. The Railroad Agents* Convention at St* Louis. St. Louis, Feb. is.—The Railroad Ticket Agents’ Conwrntion adjourned this afternoon. A good deal of difcupslon was had on various subjects, but about the only tangible thing done was the adoption of resolutions that the so-called colony rates are hereby entirely discontinued for all parties moving westward, either in large or small numbers. Regular first and tecond-olnss passenger rates shall be demanded. Holders of seoond-olass tickets shall receive only accomodations provided for second-class passengers. Free passes are dis continued on account of colony or emigration business. No excursion rates to be given, or round trip tickets told,orotrs or trains chartered between points east of the Mississippi, and points west thereof. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1872. IMPORTANT DECISION. Can Horse Bailway Companies be Assessed for Improving Streets on Which Their Tracks are Laid 1 Opinion of Judge McAllister, of the Supreme Court. City of Chicago r». The People ex rel Hiram Horton el at.— appeal from the Superior Court of Chicago. Opinion by McAllister, J. This case arises npon demurrer to the return of applicant to an alternative writ of mandamus awarded to compel the payment to relators of a claim of $4,728.68, alleged to be a balance one them as assignees of George W, Travers & Co., upon estimates issued to the latter, for work done under a contract for curbing, filling, and macadamizing Chicago avenno. The demurrer was sustained, and a peremptory writ ordered against appellant, requiring it forthwith to pay or cause be paid to relator, the principal sum of $8,913.38, with interest at the rate of six per cent, per annum on the several estimates composing said principal sum, from the»T63peo tlve dates of the same, amounting to $537.41, making a total amount of $4,072,79; from which Judgment an appeal was taken to this Court, and the points made for reversal are: First. That, under the contract between ap pellant and Travers & Co., the city was not liable for the principal sum. Second. That interest was improperly allowed. Third. If the city is liable, the order should have been that it proceed to levy a tax to pay the amount due, instead of a peremptory order to pay. Before the hearing below, a stipulation be tween the parties was made by their respective attorneys and filed, to the effect that if, upon the decisions of tbe cause, the Court should be of opinion that in any form of action ex contractu or ex delicto in law or equity, the relators or George W. Travers* Co-, either In their own hamoor in their name to relatory use, would be entitled to recover any sum of money, or have any relief of or from the respondents, then a peremptory writ of mandumus might Issue for said amount, said writ to be in snob form as the Court might Judce proper, waiving all objections for want or misjoinder of parties. This stipula tion being binding upon the parties, relieves this Court from all consideration of the third point made by appellant’s oonnsel. consequently the first and second alone will be discussed. First, then, under any view of the matters dis closed by the record by the allegations of the writ not traversed, and the facts stated In tbe return, which must, so far as well pleaded, be taken as true, would appellant be liable in any form of action at law or proceeding la equity f By the facts so admitted and stated, it appears that the ordinance ordering the improvements and the levy of the assessment was passed May 3, 1867, by which riie sum of $28,563.43 was directed to be assessed npon real estate deemed specially benefited by the improvement io proportion as nearly as might be to tbe benefit resulting thereto, and $21,048 46 be charged to the city at large. On tbe 10th day of June, 18C7, the assessment roll was completed, and on the 17th of tbe same month, til® assessment was confirmed by the Council, and the warrant Issued on the 29th. That of the abeve sum assessed upon property deemed benefited, the sum of $4,803 80 was as sessed upon tbe right of way and property of the North Chicago Railway Company, as the amount of special benefits resulting to that corporation. That before Travers & Co., entered into the contract in question, oue-half of the amount of -..the assessment upon property deemed specially benefited, had been paid Into the City Treasury. On the 14th day of August, 1867, the contract was made between ap pellant and Travers * Co., by which the Utter undertook to do the work, the details of which it is ncedlrsa to state, only that the appellant agreed to pay them when the contract should be wholly completed by Travers & Co., when the work should be accepted by the Board of Public Works, and when the special assessments levied, •or to be levied, should bo collected. It is admitted tbat the work was completed by Travers * Co., aoooidlug to contract, and accepted by theßoard, tbe estimates assessed and assigned to the relators; but it also appears that appellant failed to collect any of the sum assess ed upon the property of the Railway Company, and failed to obtain a judgment for it, because the Railway Company was wholly exempt from any such levy. Thatsubseauentiy appellant at tempted to levy a new assessment for the defi ciency, bntfalled to obtain judgment by reason, as it is alleged in the alternative writ, of its gross negligence and want or diligence in tbat behalf. The allegations of negligence are specifically de nied by the return. This traverse, we think, is sufficient to raise an issue of fact as to the negligence In regard to the new assessments, and precludes the relators from losing any ground of iccovery or relief upon it* Under the facts disclosed, appellant bad no legal authority to levy a new assessment upon proper ty other than that of the rail way company, up on which its due proportion of benefits had already been assessed aud paid, not under the thirty sixth section of Chapter?, because that section confines the new assessments to a particular class of property, viz.: delinquent property. Bey gale et at ., vs. the city of Chicago (de nied at this term); and if the other property had been assessed its proportion and paid, it then was no delinquency. This is conceded by appellant’s counsel. But he insists thatit could be levied under the thirty-fifth Sec tion of the same Chapter, whioh declares. “ If in any case tbe first assessment prove insufficient, the Board of Public Works shall make a second in the same manner, and so on until sufficient moneys shall have been realized to pay lor such public improvement.” It has been decided by this court that the source of the power to make special assessments for benefits in such oases, is the right of eminent domain; that, under tbe Constitution, it can bo exercised only by making compensation; tbat this compensation may be either In money or benefits—City of Chicago vs. Lamed, 34 HU., 203. As to the last proposition, the Court, as then composed, as appears by tbe opinion in the ease, did not wholly concur, nor, if it were a new ques tion, would the Court as now composed wholly concur in it. The ruling principle recognized in tbat case and others in this State, is that as as sessments are in the rates of advantage or bene fits they aro lawful; that they are an equivalent for the Increased value the property derives from the improvement. The charter of the city designates the Commissioners of the Board of Public Works and the Common Council as con stituting the tribunal to determine these ques tions m the first instance. They have acted. The determination has been made,property owner’s have acquiesced in it aud paid the amount, and if the matter has not techni cally passed in remJudicaUtni, it would still be as much against the established principles of justice to allow it to bo over-ruled by the Commissioners and Council as if it had been a case decided by a couit of tbe highest original Jurisdiction in the State. It follows from these views that if appel lant can be made liable, absolutely, to the extent of this deficiency, (and that constitutes the bal ance claimed as due) the liability must be placed npon other grounds than negligence Ik making a now assessment. By tbe act of the General Assembly creating the Railway Company in question, that body was authorized to use the streets only by permission of the Common Council, and then in such man ner and upon such terms and conditions, and with such rights and privileges as the Council might, bv contract with the Company, prescribe. Under tills authority a contract was made long before any of the proceedings to Improve Chicago avenue, by which tbe Railway Company was wholly exempted from suuh an assessment. The fact of the existence of this contract was peculiarly within the knowledge of appellant,but kit was not a public act. Travers & Co. are not i chargeable withnotace of it. ani the return does I not profess to assert any. The effect of the con tract was matter of law. If both parties were chargeable with notice of its existence, no mis take as to its effect, whether material or imma terial, would afford any ground for relief in eq j3utif TraVcra * Co entered into the contract to do the work, in ignorance of the dealings deal ings between appellant and the Railway Com pany, and upon the supposition that the assess ment upon the property by the Railway Company was valid, as it would have been but for the act of appellant exemnting it, and were Induced to agree to accept the agreement of ap pcllMnt when tbat assessment was collected, then tbe mistake would be one of fact on their part, which would operate as a surprise, and equity would relieve if they had taken the proper steps to disaffirm the contract, which it seems they did not do. But there la still another ground upon which appellant would be liable absolutely. The property of the - Railway Company being ex empt by the aot ot appellant, the assessment upon it was invalid. The city had no lien upon it. The amount was never due. The condition of the contract to pay when that assessment was collected was Impossiale and void, aud the promise to that extent was single and absolute. That was the principle upon whioh the case of Mohnrs. The City of Chicago. 88 111s.” 266, was decided. Duly this is a stronger case. Thera the assessment was void because of a waut of power in tbe appellant to make tbe Improvement by special assessment. Here it bad the power, but was disabled from exercising it by its own act. If a person promise to pay a sum of money when he shall collect his demands of another, then if it appear that he bad no demands, or If he have and fail to use due diligence to collect them, in either case the promise may be enforced as ab solute—White vs. Snell, 5 Pick. 425, 8. C. 9 id 16. The counsel for appellant relies npon the pro vision of Section 17, Chapter 6, of the Charter : “ Any persons taking any contract with the city, and wbo agree to be paid from special as sessments shall have no claim or lien up on the city in any event, except from the collections of the special assessments made for the work contracted for ” This provision was not intended to preclude the Courts frem determining the legal effect of the contract, aud tbe difficulty with tbe counsel’s petition is that, where the city has no such as tcsMuentas it purports to have, the party is to be deemed as not so agreeing. The condition is void, and tbe nromiso eiagie. Bat it may be said tbat if the contractor does not so agree, then his contract is void by the last clause of tho section, viz.: ” And no work to be paid for by a special assessment shall be let except to a con tractor or contractors wbo will so agree.” Here the contract ia aot declared void for want of compliance; no penalty is imposed; nor I* the power affected. This clause is merely directory. The second and last point questions the decis ion of the Court below, In allowing interest upon the estimates from the respective dates of tnelr iscne. This was error. There is no express agreement on the part of appellant to pay inter est. In such case, appellant being a municipal oamoration, is not liable to pay interest—City of Pekin vs Reynolds. 31 Ills., 630. Tbe danse of the contract providing that the contractors should receive the damages which the city might collect of the property-owners, to a certain extent, is not equivalent to an agree ment to pay interest. For this error tho judgment ia reversed. REAL ESTATE. Instruments Filed for Record on Thursday, Walter st. between Maxwell and Mitchell sts, wf. 31x100 ft, dated Fob.2; consideration, s7i». Walnut st, 60 ft wof Wood st, nf, 25x125 ft, dated Jan. 19; consideration, $2,600, Walnut st, * w cor of Wood st, n f, 60x126 ft, dated Jan. 19; consideration, $5,000, Feb. 15. errr limits. West Lake st, 120 ft. e of Hoyne st, a f, 30x110 ft, dated Feb. 14; consideration, slooo. _ Lot 14, of lota 153 and 164 In Butterfield’s Addi tion, daten Feb. 9: consideration. Belden av,bet Hurlbut and ate.nf. 48 u to alley, dated Fen. 10 consideration, f 5,000. Dickson st, n of Division st, e f, 25x12a ft,-dated Aug. 7,1871; consideration, S7OO. North Franklin st. s w corner of Elm st, entire block, dated Ftb. 1; consideration, $45,0W Mitchell at., between Blue Island av and wilier st, b f, 25x123 ft, dated Jan. 17; consideration, SI,OCO. Micbivan av, between Twenty-ninth ana Thirtieth sts. w f, 20x1621 ft, dated Feb. 8; con sideration, $6,100. . Hoyne st, between Monroe and Adams sts, w r, 79x126 8-10 ft, dated Feb. 13; consideration, $7,600. Kansas st. 475 ft e of Loomis st, n f, 25x125 ft, dated Feb. 14: Consideration, $1,600. McGregor st. near Buddan st, n f, 25x125 It dated Feb. 14; consideration, $1,400. Lots 18 and 19, In Block 6 of Ward’s Block 12, in Sheffield’s Addition, dated Jan. 80; consideration, Dearborn st. n w corner of Barton pla"©, e f, 50x149 it. dated Jan. 19; consideration. $9,250. Lot 5. in Block 4 of Harrison’s Blocks 1 and 2, in Sec 19. 39,14, dated Feb. 14; consideration, $1,509. Fulton st, near Union Park place, n f, so ft to alley, with other property, dated Deo. 22, 1871; consideration, SIO,OOO. West Madison st, between Ashland avenue and Paulina st, n f, 20 ft to alley, dated Nov. 29,18/1; consideration, $14,000 Indiana av, n of Twenty-ninth st, w f, 25x170 ft, dated Feb. 8; consideration, $8,500. Canal st, 69J it sof Forqucr st, e f, 24x100 ft, with building, dated Feb 9; consideration, $5 090. North Reuben st. 100 ft n of Blanoh st. wf, 25 ft co alley, dared Peb. 14; consideration, $350. Lots 10,31. and 22 of Givins and Gilbert’s e 152 ft of Lots 17 and 18 of Lynch's n J, w J. n w i, Sec 82,89,14, dated Feb. 10; consideration, $1,600. INCOMPETENT. Judge Farwell Decides that Clerks of Police Courts Have No Authority to Administer Oaths la Criminal Cases* In the Criminal Court, yesterday morning, the case of John Johnson, indicted for perjury, was called for trial. It appears, from the indictment given below, that the defendant testified before a Justice of the Peace, as plaintiff in a case wherein Joseph Celia was charged with larceny, and, subsequently, that Celia procured the in dictment of Johnson for perjury. The following is a copy of the indictment: The Grand Jurors, etc., present that, on the Ist of February, in the year 1872, at and within the city of Chicago, In said County of Cook, in the State of Illi nois aforesaid, there was defending and being exam ined In said city of Chicago, before one Daniel Scully, Esq., he, the said Darnel ccnlly, bring then and there a Justice of the Peace, a certain cause wherein the said people of the said State of Illinois were plain tiffs and one Joseph Celia wan defendant: and the said Oils being then and there charged by one John Johnson, with the crime of larceny before said Jus tice of the Peace, he, the said Daniel Scully, as such Justice of the Peace, then and there having Jurisdic tion to hear and examine said cause; and that he, tne said John Johnson, then and there appeared la his own proper person before said Daniel bcollyas each Justice of the Peace, and was then and there. In due foim of law, sworn as a witness before said Justice of the Peace by one Adam L . Amber*, he. the said Am ber*, being then and there Clerk of the Polxe Court of the West Dlvlsi n of said cltv of Chicago, and then and there as such Cleric of said Police Court having full pouer and authority to administer an oath W 3 A*< 4 Johnson in that behalf, etf, Mr. Ingersoll, who appeared for the prisoner, Johnson, stated to the Court hla belief that the lnd .ictmf nt In the ease would not stand, from the fact that the Deputy Police Clerk has no authori ty to administer an oath to a witness in a crimi nal case, wherein the people of the State are in terested. , -• The State’s Attorney produced and read from Gray’s laws and ordinances with regard to the functions of Police Court Clerks, bat failed, as he stated to the Court, to find any delegation of power to administer an oath to Clerks of the Po lice Court. Judge Farwell then gave It as bis opinion that Clerks of Police Courts have no power to admin ister oaths in cases where a crime against the stat ute is charged; that Police Justices have no Jur isdiction of cases other than violations of the city ordinances, ana that when State cases are tried by them as Justices of the Peace, the Clerk has no nower to administer an oath, but that the Jus tice must administer the oath himself. State's Attorney Heed stated to the Court sub sequent to the decision, that he himself, at the time the indictment was made, was of the opin ion that it would not stand, bat he desired that it should be decided by the Court, embracing, as It docs, this new question with regard to the admin istration of oaths by Police Clerks. The prisoner was accordingly discharged by order of the Court. THE CITY IN BRIEF. Chicago Lumbermen and the Relief Bill. It appears tbat the leading lumber manufac turers in Chicago are not, as was supposed, an tagonistic to the bill now before Congress for the remission of duties on lumber and other mate rials used in the rebuilding of Chicago, No bet ter evidence of their views on this subject could bo desired than is afforded In tbe following tele gram, forwarded to Washington yesterday: Chicago. Feb. 15,1872. ITon. John A. Logan, Washington , J). C.: Tho undersigned, lumber manufacturers of Chi cago, favor the Relief hUL Urge it. «... This despatch was signed by Ludmgton. Wells * Van Schalck; Kirby, Carpenter & Co.; Ford River Lumber Company; White * Swan; Phil lips* Browne; C. Mears & Co.; the Peshtlgo Company; F. B. Gardner* Co.; Boslmell, Wal wonh & Reed; the H. Witheck Company; Bigelow Bros.; B L. Anderson * Co., and would have been signed by many others had time ad mitted of securing their signatures. These men, wbo represent millions of dollars in pine lands and mill property, say tbat the effect of the pass age of the Relief bill would be tnfllug, and deny ever having devoted cither time, money, or in fluence to defeat the measure. Personal* MayorMedill yesterday revoked the license of one Barton, mock-auctioneer, of No. 46 North Canal street. —Tom Maguire, the California, theatrical man ager, is at the Sherman House, awaiting the time when the snow blockade shall be raised on the Union Pacific Railroad. —Wendell Phillips' lecture, to be delivered next Tuesday in the Union Park Congregational Church, is to bo bis famous one on Daniel O'Con nell. Tickets are announced for sale.| —“ Josh Billings ”is to tell all he knows about hotels next Monday evening. He has stopped at the Sherman House, and speaks from experience. —A despatch dated Creston, Wyoming Terri tory, Feb. 15, was received in this city yesterday from Mr. T. M. Avery. He cays there is “no suf fering for want of fuel or food on the trains going west.” —Henry D. Adams, better known among the boys as “ old Hank," the veteran foreman of the Journal, desires us to state that he is not the Henry Adams arrested a few days ago for boss ing a dog fight at Bridgeport. —Owing to the continued hoarsenes of Ur. Wachtel, the opera of •* The Huguenots" will not be given at the Globe Theatre this evening; neither will Mr. Wachtel sing at Saturday's mat inee as baa been announced. Ticket-holders will find further information in. our advertising col umns. —Commissioner Sheridan thinks the idea of “ a Swecpy clique,” or any organization of the kind in the Fire Department, is a "humbug." It would be better lor Commissioner Sheridan to listen to the testimony before him, and not vio late-common sense and common intelligence by such a statement. —Notice was given In the Criminal Court yes terday morning that the case of Key. D. J. K. Blno will be called tip for trial this forenoon, provided the prosecuting witnesses can be se cured in attendance. Il Is stated that Mr. Seav ers, the owner of the pocket-book in question, cannot be found, and it is not improbable that tne case will be delayed on this account. —Mirami, Asahi, and Tats, sons of the Japan ese Ambassador, and now stopping at tbe Tre mont House, received a despatch yesterday from their father at dale Lake, stating that, as soon as a dining-room oar arrived From Sau Francisco, the Ambassadorial party would leave for the E»at, and fight their way through the snow drifts to the bestof their ability. Several of the boys will go to Omaba to meet the party there, advised by telegraph when to leave Chicago. Oleterologlciil* Metorologioal observations, as recorded by J. G Langgmh, Optician, 22 West Randolph Street, (Observer to the Smithsonian Institute). Tne small letters are tbe initials for gentle; high; veering; rain; snow*; moistatmospuore; dry. Chicago, Feb. 15. Time, Thcr. Bar, Wind, j Bain. Night preceding. 6©F |To2p. m. 7:00 a. XD.......... 10 29.25 8. W.g. I 2:00 p. 28 29.18 S. W. g.. I 7:00 p. m 29 29.10 S. W. g. 1 inches. Miscellaneous. The Major yesterday received a despatch from the Mayor of Schenectady, N.Y.,|announcing that the contribution of that city to the Chicago hol feicrs, amounting to $3,240. has been, lying in the National Bank there since 0ct. ; 28. —Two large and valuable boxes of new clothing have jiwt been received at the Chicago Protestant Orphan Asylum one from tbe Lulies* Aid Society, of Jamestown, N. Y., through Mrs. Chas. Follansbeo. and tbe other from ladies of Grace Episcopal Church, Newton, Mass., through Mrs. Iceland. —Beal estate owners who are dealrions of get* ting somewhere near the new Post Oihce block, are requested to Gallon Comptroller Taylor and submit a bid for the old Bridewell lot. Otters ■will be in order until the 19Lh lust. If the Post Office takes another hitch in its new direction, they may have a frontage. Who knows? —ln the Chicago Post Office, the other day, there was found in the mails a newspaper con* taining sllO, which the simple-minded sender was trying to forward to England under a two cent stamp! The name of the party mailing the paper could not be ascertained, and the valuable package went to tbe Dead Letter Office. —Ladies residing in the South Division, who find the Sewing Booms of the Ladies* Christian Union, corner of Adams and Sangamon streets too distant to bring their work there, are invited to bring their orders, accompanied by carefully written directions, to tbe Church cornerof Harri son and Clark streets, on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons of each week, between tbe hours of Jjulf past 3 and half-past 4 o’clock. A lady de puted by the Society will be at that Church and receive and return work. Orders are solicited. WEST VIRGINIA. Proceedings In tbe Constitutional Convene tion—Delegates to the Birer Improve* urat Convention* Cincinnati, 0., Feb. 16.—1n the Constitutional Convention, at Charleston. West Va., yesterday, tbe Committee of the Whole, considering the report on the Committee of Elections and Bill of Rights, have fixed the age and lengthof residence necessary to hold office In that State. The Gov ernor and Judges mast be thirty-live years of age; Senators twenty-five years, and must hare been residents of the State five years. The elec tion for State and County officers and members of tbe Legislature is to be held on the second Tuesday of October. The anti-duelling clause w as unanimously adopted The State Board of PuMIo Works have appoint ed four delegates to the River Improvement Convention, to be held in Cincinnati on the 20th instant. War Deportment Weather Prognostics. Washington, Feb, 15—The barometer will probably remain highest on Friday in the South Atlantic State*, with pleasant weather. An area of low barometer will move north eastward over Missouri, and tbe southerly winds increase, with threatening weather bv Friday morning, west of the Miselsslppl. A rising barometerand partially cloudy and clearing weather with cold northwest winds will continue in Pennsylvania and New Entfiund. Southwest winds and rising tempera ture will prevail on the lower lakes. ILLINOIS. The Stark County Xreasnryahlp—State Auditor’* Notice* to Conntr Clerk* and Treasurers— Condition ot father Cart wright. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune: Sphingfield, Fob. 15.—'The C ork ot the Stark County Court has hied in tho office of the Secre tary of State a certified copy of the proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of that comity, at which Robert J. Dickinson, County Treasurer and County Treasurer elect for said county, was removed by said Board as a defaulter, and said office declared vac ant- At the same meeting the Board of Supervisors appointed Brady Fowler as County Treasurer, who gave bond and qualified, and is now acting as eu*rh officer. The Auditor has sent a copy of the late law in regard to lees, of collection and other affairs to every County Treasurer in the State, and also a circular letter in which the Auditor says: « County Treasurer in counties under township organization will particularly observe that the eotuixti**ion fixed iu the enclosed act is to be ap plied in their settlement with Town Collectors for all taxes, all former laws allowing such fees having terminated as provided in the new Con- St TLe Auditor las also sent to eaoh County Clerk in the State the following circular whloh will ex pl“ In coesequence ot the action of several olerta In counties along the line of the Illinois Central Railroad it teems advisable to notify you that an agreed case Is now pending between the Auditor of Public Accounts, and that company which it is believed will settle all disputed questions between The parties A part of the agreement entered into before the ca-e was submitted was that tho Central Kailroan Company should not ho put to expense by the listing of lands other than those selected to test the law, and determine the rights of the parties. On the other hand it is agreed by the officers of the Central Kailroad Company that whatever in the decision of the Courts favorably affects the interests of the State for the counties Involved in thispending suit shall be applied to ail the property of tba* Company In other counties not mentioned In the case until the decision of the suit. Therefore you are requested to observe the terms of this agreement, whioh was fully ap proved by Governor Palmer and the Attorney General, Mr. Busbnell, and unless you have been specially directed to do so, not put the Company to needless trouble and expose this office to a suspicion of bad faith by putting on the boohs to be delivered to the Collector lands belonging to the Illinois Central Railroad, and hitherto held to be exempt from taxation. « Very respectfully, (Signed) “ C. E. Lippencott, «• Auditor of Public Accounts.* Our City Fathers having appropriated to them selves, over the Mayor’s veto, the sum of Slw each as extra pay for services rendered, a peti tion for an injunction was granted by Judge McClernond, and the little game of grab was squelched. ~ .. . Father Cartwright, the veteran Methodist preacher, has in some degree recovered from the late attack of paralysis, and is now able to ait np and converse with Ms friends. PIKES. Half a Million Dollar.’ Worth'of Prop erty Dealroycd in Toronto—Fire. EUe- where* Buffalo, Feb. 16.—A despatch from Toronto last night says the -wholesale stores of Charles* worth, Boberteon, Walls, and others were thm in flames. .The fire threatens to resist the effursa of the firemen. It is believed that the entire block would he consumed by fire, which threat* one to be verv destructive. The block is one of the most valuable in the city, being occupied al most by some of the heaviest importers in west ern Canada. . . , Later— Tbe fire burned nine out of eleven wholesale stores, known as the iron block,” occupied by some of the heaviest merchants of the city. The names of the sufferers are: Staun ton & Co. paper manufacturers. Si0,000;Byo& Co., diy goods, $6,000; John Robertson, dry goods, $10,000; Jennings A Brandon, dry goods; $40,000; John A Charlesworth, dry goods, $10.000; Barclay, Evans & Co. boots and shoes, $60,000; Mark Fisher & Co., dry goods, $15,0C0; Living* ►ton & Johnson, dry goods. $25,000; Thomas Waifs Co , dry goods, $50,000 ; 8. 8. Campbell, belting, $3,000; Brunei A Kustell, drugs, $5,000. The total lot-a is estimated at $500,000. The insurance is not ascertained. Toronto, Feb. 15.—The property burned last night was insured $350,000. The following offices suffer: Commercial Union,sl6,ooo; Lancashire. $26,000; Andes, $22.000; Queen City, $7,000; West ern, $26,000; -Guardian, $14,000; British American, $5,000; Scottish, Imperial Unity, Liverpool and London and Globe, $44,000; North British and Mercantile,s2l,ooo; Imperial,s3o,ooo; Northern, *7.000: iK’na, of Hartford, slß.voo. Nashville, Feb. 13.—A lire broke out atl2 o'clock last right, in the bookbiodery of the Methodist Book Concern, and extended thence to the composing room. Theraaterlalsancl machin ery in both departments were destroyed, to gether with the stereotype foundry and Dr. Sul tuar's extensive library, containing many rare and valuable books. The bindery belonged to John Locken, of Philadelphia, and wasuuin smed. His loss is about $15,000. Tho'loss in the composing room is $10,000; in the foundry, $5.(00. Tae plates iu the vault are uninjured. The damage to the presses !sS3,CCO, and to the building, 53,0n0. Tne insur ance on part of the building burnt was $5,000. The materials were all uninsured. A largo num ber of persons ore thrown out of employment temporarily by this disaster. The origin of the tire is unknown. Cincinnati, Feb. 15.—A destructive fire occur red at Sbarpshurg. Bath County, Ky., on Taes dav last, consuming the Presbyterian Church and five of the best business houses in town. Three men are arrested, charged with starting the fire, and it was with difficulty that the mob could be prevented from banging them. Middlesex. Pa., Feb. 15.— The dry goods house of Byers A Burnett was entirely destroyed by fire this evening. The fire originated in the cel lar. Supposed to have been caused by the burst ing of a barrel of burning fluid. Nothing was ?aved. W. A. Henderson, clerk, barely escaped with his life, he being very badly burned. The building was fully insured in the American In suranre Company, of Philadelphia, and the goods n the North American. INDIANA. German Endorsement of Mr* Orth for Governor. Special Despatch to Tbe Chicago Tribune. Lafayette, Ind , Feb. 15.— At a meeting held by the German citizens of this city, this after noon, on motion of 8. Heldlinger, E?n., Mayor Keinmel was called to tha ebair, and william C. Hehmaln was appointed Secretary. Tbe Chair man very briefly stated the object of the meet ing, and Fred, sebeueb, etepben Reidlinger, and Hermau J. Harms were appointed a committee to diaft resolutions, who, after due deliberation, reported the following, which was unanimously adopted: Jictolted. That we cheerfully recommend to our Geimnn fellow-citizens of the State the Hon. Godlove 6 Orth as a candidate for Governor. Having known him intimately for many years, we are well acquaint ed with his qualifications and fitness tor the post. In view of his personal and political history, and bU knowledge of the German language, we consider him at* peculiarly adapted to give strength to the party in the coining canvass of the State. Excursion to the Clay County Coal Fields —Fatal Mill Accident. Terre Haute, Feb. 15.—The excursion, to the Clay County coal rtelds, under the auspices ot the Terre Bante & Cincinnati Railroad Co., came off to day. RepreFentalives of the Cincinnati Board of Trade and Merchants’ Exchange, a number of capitalists from various localities, representatives of the press-of Cincinnati and Indianapolis, Terre Haute and other cities, together with many invited guests from this city, constituted the party. Various points of interest were visited. A young man named Good, while adjusting the belt on the fly-wheel of a saw-miil'at Willow Station, 10 mlies east of this city, on the Indi anapolis & St. Louis Railroad, this morning, was caught by the arm, and revolved about the wheel at a rapid rate until he was literally tom to pieces. . MICHIGAN. legislative Notnisaiioa-Seath of a Pio- neer, Special Despatch to Tbs Chicago Tribune. Detboit, Feb. 16.—The Republican Committee of Bay County have nominated for the vacancy in the State Bouse of Representatives from that District Hon. N. B. Bradley, ot Bay City, former ly State Senator. There will probably be no op position to him. , . The father of Will. M. Carleton, the poet, has just died at Hudson, in this State, at an advanced age. He was one of the pioneers of that section. OHIO. Woman’* Suffrage Convention at Co< lambus* Coixsiims, O, Feb, 15—The Ohio Woman’s Suffrage Convention met in the Opera House this afternoon. There was bat» email number in atti mlunce. The Convention was balled to or der by Mrs. M. M. Cole. Mrs. Swissbelm made a short f-peeeb, expressing the hope that the Con vention would put itself on the record so de cidedly against the free-love movement that it never would again be heard of in Onio. She thought that suffrage would elevate woman to a place of more usefulness than they could be with out it. , The Convention elected the following perma nent officers : President, Mrs. M. M. Cole; Vice President, Mrs. M. V. Longley; Recording Sec retary, Mrs. C. Buchwalter; Corresponding 800- retary, Miss J. O. DeForeet. A Megrs Boy Cruelly Tortured* Snequchaima Depot, Pa. (Fob. 12), Correspondence of the New York Tlmoa. A few days since there came here from Hawley, Pa., on one of the Erie freight trains, a negro boy about 13 years old. By his qnaint and amusing actions he became qnite a favorite among the railroad men, and they bought a bootblack’s outfit for him, and started him in 4 ‘ business.” He was alto gether harmless and gave no- one cause for enmity againae him, at least such en mity as the sequel will show existed. On Saturday night, after the departure of No. 7 express-train, which was a late hour, the boy went into one of the railroad compa ny's buildings and went to sleep. He was still sleeping when three Irish laborers came into the building yesterds£>morning. These men had expressed, previously, as had others of their class, their repugnance to the boy, because of hia color, and finding him tres passing on theirdomain, they fit once deter mined to vent their hatred upon him. Taking a can of kerowene-oil, they saturated tho pantaloons of the sleeping buy with its com* bnstible contents, and then touched a raaten to it. In an instant the flames flashed up. and the poor little waif awoke to huo. uim self enveloped in fire. Others bad ootore I the building by that time, standing the shrieks and entreati€«ofthe boy, no move was made to the flames. At last, ™f ter onhim bystanders dashed a poal fare n hich, however, only a<l ' ,e ; 1 h A" tha bnv Finally, when it was aeon that, was !!e t'tfre to hi rn thre vr Ha oVerooat aht,afc bi * set tire *^ bir JJ attracted by tha shrieks of the blaze. A nit'Steiiaer was sent by new comers for a physician, and Dr. Tingley soon arriyed. Examination of tho body disclosed that his legs -were burned to a crwp. His right thigh was burned clear to the bone, and other parts of his person were sickening to contemplate. The doctor at once gave it as his opinion that his injuries most prove fatal, hut at this writing the boy is still alive, hut suffering the most intense agony. -The persons guilty of tnis barbarous deed had not been arrested at last accounts, but measures are being taken to that end. The indignation of the people knows no bounds. A PROFESSIONAL INCENDIARY. Hi* Strange Carver and Exploit* —He jtobs a man of S3OO, nod Tell* Dim Uovr to Get Stqoare by Amon. Prom tho Ifew York Commercial Advertiser. Feb. 12. Ou the evening of the Bth iuat., the occu pants of the tenement house, No. 171 East" Sixty-second street, were alarmed by a htrongsmell of benzine emanating from the first floor, occupied by one Sisky, or Lent zinsky, a Poli*ii shoemaker, whoso family bad started with him tho previous day tor Harerstaw. Roundsman Webb, of the Nineteenth Pre cinct Police, broke into the apartment, and found that preparation* had been scientifi cally made to set the place ou fire, benziue having been freely used to saturate the floor ing and bedding. On Ciiisky’s return from Haversfcraw he was arrested, and an investigation was com menced bv the Fire Marshal, and on the 10th iust. Mr. 0. H. Renisch, an officer attached to tbe Marshal's office, had an interview with the prisoner, who made a confession to him, the substance of which is as follows: About four years ngo Ciusky, Ciesky. Sisky, or Leutziusky (he is known by all these formed tke acquaintance of A. O. Jones, a Polish barber, and a man of doubtful char acter. who speedily gained great influence over him. Ciusky know that the acquain tance was not a desirable one, but could not shake Jones off, and allowed him to borrow money of him. and, take boots without re moustance. Within the past six mouths Jones has frequently expatiated on the ease with which money could be made by arson, and has often asked Cinsky to go into partnership with him for the purpose of defrauding insurance companies. On the 7th of January last Cm sky was doing business as a shoemaker at a store near the corner of Elizabeth and Broome streets, and on the evening of that date thieves entered and stole property val ued at S3OO. It is almost certain that Jones perpetrated the crime, as some pictures be longing To Cinsky were found this morning at Ko. 1 Second street, where Jones resides. A few days after Jones renewed his proposi tions which found favor at last with Mrs, Cinsky, who rented the floor at No. 171 East Sixty-second street, and took out two policies of insurance for $2,000 on the furniture and stock, which she xopresented were to be put in. A couple of ‘weeks ago the Cinskys re moved to their new lodgings, and on the 7ch inst. went to Haveratraw with their chil dren, with the understanding thaS Jones would fix np the job—tire the house and cover the traces of the crime. For this he was to receive half of the insurance money. Had it not been for the detection of cheodor of benzine by the other tenants on the Bth inst., very few of them would have escaped destruction, as Jones’ plan was to fire Ciusky’s apartment after midnight. ThemveSligation by the Fire Marshal was continued to-day, Jones having been arrested yesterday by Officers Kenisch and Mooney, The evidence adducedcorroboratodthe testi mony of Mr. Renisch as to the confession, made by Ciusky, and both Cinsky and Jones will be arraigned at the Tombs to-day. The worst part of Jones’ case is that he has already been arrested on three charges of ai>on. 'The first case was on September!), ISCB. when he was charged with setting fire to No. DEiviiigron street, where he had an insurance of $t),000on goods not wortha tenth part of that sum. Marshal Brackett failed to make out a case against him, and be was discharged. Ou the 2d of July, 1870. another fire broke ont on the same premises, and Jones was held a week, when, in spite of the most damning testimony and the efforts of Fire Marshal McSpedon, who Droved beyond a doubt that he was the offender, he again got free and pocketed $3,000 -insurance money. On the Nth of April, 1571, Jones was once more in the clutches of the police, for having in conjnution with Morris Bogat sky, a second-hand clothes dealer, set lire to No 44 Thompson street, to gat $1,500 insur ance. Both got off, and it was afterwards shown that Jones first robbed Bokatsky’s store, and then set it on fire. OBITUARY. The Earl of Mayo, Viceroy of India. From the New York Tribune. Feb, 13. Richard South well Boarke, Eurl of Mayo, was descended from a Norman family, which, settled many centuries ago in Ireland. The first of the family elevated to the peerage was created' a Baron in 1770, a Viscount m 1781, and an Earl in 1785. The deceased Earl was born in Dublin, Feb. 21.1822, and being the eldest sou of tbe fifth Earl inherited tho title of Lord Naas. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and after being . graduated made a tour in Europe, and pub lished, in 1845, a work giving his impressions of St. Petersburg and Moscow. la 1847, he entered tne British Parliament as a representative of the Borough of Kil dare. and actively supported the Tory party. In 1852, when tbe Earl of Derby came into fower, he was appointed Chief Secretary for relaud, which office bfe held for six years. He received the same office under Lord Derby’s second administration, in 1353-9, and again, with a seat iu the Cabiuet, under Loid Derby’s third administration in 1356. Iu 1852. he was elected to the British Parlia ment in Coloraine, and, in 1857, was returned member for Cockermonth. Hia father died in August, 18C7, and he succeeded as sixth. Earl of Mayo in tbe peerage of Ireland. Having served tuo Conservative party faithfully during the twenty-cue years of his Parliamentary career, and evinced con siderable executive ability, the Earl of Mayo was designated in November. 1363, by Mr. Disraeli, to succeed Sir John Lawrence as Governor General of India. His admin istration of that empire has been eminently successful, although not distinguished by any remarkable events. He continued the policy of his predecessor by promoting tha material prosperity of the country, and wit nessed, in 1870, the completion of the line of railroad which placed Calcutta in direct communication with Mooltan, a dis tance of 1,400 miles- In the same year tho Falmouth, Gibraltar, and Malta anbinariuo cable was laid, and Bombay was pi iced in direct communication with England. Tho Earl of Mayo sent the following message on the completion of this telegraph line : Bombay. India, June 2l.lß7o. To the President of the. VniUd sta'es, Washington? Tbe Viceroy of India! for tbe first time speaks directly by telegraub with tbe President of tho United States. May this long line of uninter rupted communication he tbe emblem of the last ing union between the Eastern and the Western, world t This despatch was received the same day iirJVashingtoD. He gave bis official sanction to the Loosbai expedition now in progress, and aided in its organization. He recently received a visit from the King of Bum, whom he welcomed with mncli ceremony and display. Foreign llarheu. Liverpool, Feb. 15 — H:is a.m.—Floor 253275. Winter wheat, Us 9a® 12s; No. 1 spring, ns 9d; No. 2 spring, 11s; white, 12s 6cL Com, 29s 6d» For*, 58s 6d. Lard. 44s 9d. London, Feb. 15—5 p. m.—Consols—Money, 92i; account, 92g. S-20s —’62, 91}; ’65, 92}: ’6T, 92}; 10-40.88} cx coupon. Decrease of specie in the Banh of England, .£302.000. Fuankfout, Feb. 15.—Bonds. 95J. Paris. Feh. 15.—Rentes, 66f. 850. Liverpool, Feb. 15—Evening.—Cotton dull; uplands, ll}911}d; Orleans, H|d. Salas, 10,000 bales; speculative and export, 3.000 bales. Bed winter wheat, 11s 949125. Flour, 26927*. Corn, 29s 6d, Cheese, 70s Bacon—Cumberland out, 33S 9d; short rib middles. S3s 9d. New Orleans market. New Orleans, Feb. is.—Breadstuff*—Finn? scarce aun firmer; superfine $7.00; double,s7.so® 7.75: treble, $8 25. Com scarce; advanced to 859E6c}0. Oats searce at 62963 c. Bat —Prime, $33,00; choice, $33.50. - -^visions—Pork scarce; mods, St 6 30. Btcoh flrnjer »i 1. £ loi °- ri ‘ ic “ rco '> tlorCL ‘- OjaPJo: keys, Jo. , _ GfcoChfUEs—Sugar, molasses'# and coffee an* charged. Momitabt— Sterling; 119 i; sight, 4 discount; Ball and lowersales 4,W0 bales; rood ordinary, 2040 ; .low middling. 2140. Re ceipts 0,557 bales. Exports, Now York, ; stoek 204,(/85. BUSINESS NOTICES. Yean and Neigh*.—lf home* could mak« understood iu human language, they would signify by a universal ••Yea,” their assent totheetateuient that the Mustang Liniment U the best remedy extant for all these external all* mente. and by a most emphatic "Neighl” show iheir displeasure at every attempt to use any other preparation in Us stead. Ever since its in* trc'duction at Sc Louis, at the close of the Mexi cau war. In 18*9, it has proved a signal blessing to horee and man—curing, wltn absolute certainty and wonderful despatch, such equine diseases a* spavin, ringbone, poll evil, scratches, noofaio, otc-, arid relieving and finally removing tne pain ful affections which attack tho muscles, sinews* and external glands of human beings- It is a fact hevoud contradloiion that for all «JnirC plaints of man or quadrupeds to which an extern nal remedy i* applicable, the Mustang Liniment is preferable to every other. " Tbi.h •( m-1 111 ~,rlk wImI ? * e have me lime pleasure we would dtherwiM marred hy an unpleasant. If not daueor ntiH rough. wten aeingla 25 ceut bottle of that lu>«tly popular remedy, Porter's Cotirfh. Bwbam. will efft-ot a cure. TM*«af«i nad plear> uot. All druggist* sell it. Racket & Headel,pra proprietore. New York city. .« Burnett’s Superior Flavoring fix* trsots—Lemon, vanilla, Ac , are the very beat in thin cciuiitiy- M -Stanton & Co., grocers, Otuoago. For sate by all the leading dealers. J>r. Stephen*’ All Bight Salve,far Aching corn*. JDniggbta have it; 23c per box. Dr. Ste phen* can be found at ill' West Washington etreer, 8 to 3. 89 East Twenty-second screes* 4 to 9. SPECIAL NOTICES. LEA A PERRINS’ SAUCE. Pronounced by Connoisseurs “ TH K ONLY GOOD SAIfOB.— It Improve* appetite ami digestion, and It la nnrl «d for lu» flavor. pkrrlsh a We are directed by Messrs. LBa a prosecute all partied or vending jour* "**enti. New Tort*.