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LOCAL MISCELLANY.
THE PROTECTION LIFE.
Tho regular annual mooting of tho stockhold
ers of tho Protection Life Inaurauco Company
was hold yestordoy afternoon, at tho office of tho
Company, No. 100 Madison street.
. DU. FOWLER'S CLAIM. ;
Tli6 mooting was organized with President L.
P. Hilliard in tho chair. Tho claim of a daugh
ter of Dr. Fowlor, uuder a policy on tbo life of
J* B. ‘Warner for SIO,OOO, was taken up, but
passed over, to await tho action of tho now Board
of Directors, Tho mooting thou proceeded to
tho election of a
noAnn of directors.
Throo toilers wore appointed,' and slips of napor
containing tho names of all persona who wore
“'eligible ” wore banded around. Tho following
aro tbo names i L. P. Hilliard, E. S. Skinner,
E. M. Skinner, Martin Byau, H. F. Valletta, j E,
W. Eldrod. Louis Wahl, B. Bowolt, A. MeDou
call. E. W. Edwards. J. B. Flshor, John Bold,
J. 0. Haines, O. W. Breed, O. H. Holden, W. W.
Panooast, O. H. Fowler, and A. W. Sims. Those
aro all stockholders, but do not include tbo whole
numkor; but why some stockholders should
bo allowed to voto, and others not, ap
peared to bo an unanswered question.
After about twenty minutes) consultation, tho
fullers announced that tho • following thirteen
had boon elected members of the Board for the
ensuing year. The numbers indicate tho; votes
received by each i Hilliard, 1,420 : Ryan, 1,337 :
Valiotto, 1,364: Eldrod, 1,410: Wuhl, 1,281
Bowott, 1,391: Edwards, 1,020 : Fisher, 1,020 t
Bold, 2,391; Breed, 1,260; Holden, 1,286 s Pan- ■
coast, 1,317 ; and Sims, 1,417. '
treasurer’s retort,
Immediately on tho reading of tho result of tho
election, the' report of tbo Treasurer was road,
wbiob, if figures do not Ho, shows a gratifying
state of affairs. Tbo amount received rrum piu
miums was stated to bo $100,300; from annual
dues, $13,942.68 ; assessments, $322,819.20 : ad-'
varico assoHamouts. $38,357.70 ;. restorations,
$31;004.78 ; collootions on assessments,. $4,-
618*06 ; capital stock, $36,700 : sundry items,
$117,000.60. ... •
Tho oxpouditnros wore: Commissions on
premiums, $00.290.94: advertising, $1,378.05 ;
printing, $2,200.88; stationery, $718.02; sala
ries, $10,139.80 5 postage, $8,040.98 ; death
losses, $317,031.70 ; taxes and licenses, $2,100 ;
office furniture, $2,407.08 ; loans, $2,080; com
mission on annual dues, $3,040 : commission on
stock sold, SO6O ; expenses, $4,023.60: sundry
items, $185,086.74. Total receipts, $000,005,04.
Total expenditures, $596,707.80.
After the Treasurer bad finished his report,
which was referred to the Board for auditing,
the Secretary was called on, but declined to give
any account, alleging that it was substantially
contained in that of tbo Troasuror. AD. Hilliard
then intimated that “ that matter” might as well
oomo up, but tho suggestion was instantly put
down, and, after a snort desultory conversation,
Uio mooting adjourned, with a vague fooling
banging over tho assembly that the most im
portant work had not yot boon done. In fact,
tho presence of a reporter seemed to have a
chilling effect. An animated discussion on the
claims of a
2IU. BUSSELL
to vote was igDomiulously nipped In the - bud,
and a stockholder volunteered the information
that it was not anything particular, only a family
quarrel, and need not no reported. It appears
that Bussell gave a mortgage on some Calumet
lands to secure tho payment of about $15,000 of
stock. Tho lauds wore afterwards ascertained
to be nearly worthless, ana a second piece of
property was offered and taken as security. It
was subsequently discovered that (ho mortgage
to the Company was a second incumbrance,
which it was not allowed by Us charter to take.
Previously, and before tho foots wore known,
the'stock bad been transferred to other parties,
aud It was ololmod that tbo stock, having been
fraudulently obtained, was illegal, and could not
DOufer a right to vote. No conclusion was
reached. A bill was filed some months ago by
tho Company to doolare this stock void, and thus
the matter stands at present.
TUB DIVIDEND.
As It 4s a Tory natural thing to declare a
dividend at an annual mooting,' the reporter in
quired if no dividend was to be made, Mr.
Villotte replied that tho Company did not pay
any dividends, only a moderate rate of interest,
8 per cent on-tho securities of the stockholders
deposited at Springfield. It was not a money
making Institution,—it was in tho strictest sense
ft people’s company, -whore each man got bis
money's worth, and the institution oonld not
fallf-ae-tbe- officero bad nothing to du with the
money—only received it and paid it over. -Their
pittance was derived from the $5 annual duos
which oaoh member paid.
NO EXAMINATION - .
Having heard a rumor that a quiet examina
tion of the Company’s affairs was in progress the
reporter asked if such was the fact, .but was
assured it was not. About a'dozen examinations
has been made during the two years’ existence
of the Company, but none had boon mode since
January. A statement was published some time
ago that the Protection Life bod some $60,000 of
unpaid death-losses in Ohio, and one of tho
agents was asked if such was the case. He
admitted it was tho foot, but said
that tho claims were in many instances bogus,
and that the Company was settling them up by
compromise, and there was not more than
$40,000 outstanding now. But it seemed some
what strange that tbo Company would settle a
largo number of. claims when they were not
valid. And having obtained all the information
possible, tho reporter loft.
A meeting of' the Directors will probably be
bold in a few days, but exactly when could not
bo ascertained.
COtTNTT COMMISSIONEBS.
The County Commissioners. mot yesterday
afternoon. In the absence of President Ash
ton, Commissioner Harrison was* called to the
chair.
MISCELLANEOUS.
A proposal was received from Alexander White
to rent, for co.unty offices, a five-story building on
Fifth avenue, between Bandolph and Washing
ton streets. It was referred to the Committee
on Public Service.
A communication was received from the Ward-,
en of the Poor-House and Insane-Asylum, in
reply to a resolution of inquiry as to the cost of
supporting inmates in those institutions.- It
shows tho average monthly coat per inmate, in
tbo Poor-House, to bo $13.80 ; cost per inmate
in the Insane-Asylum, $0.90.
PAY OP TOE GLEBE OP TUB BUTEBIOB COUBT.
The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re
ferred tho Inquiry as to what should bo tho
compensation of tbe Olork of the Superior
Court, and to whom the foes of tho Clerk’s oflloo
should belong, reported as follows: . •
VI- 1 Sec. 27, of the OonfltUuUon continued' tho
°f the Superior Court, then ©looted, in
omoe during Iho terms for which they wore respective*
. Tllo Wor, t ” Clerks *ls used In tho plural,
showing tbutlhoL aujors of tho Constitution conslcl
♦htlL yit’H l ? l ® an d individual offices, and not
t>ue office; and prescribed
J iX rocelro/oes during their respective
K. r * Batten s term expired November, 1871;
No y cmbor . 1873; and Mr. Btenhen-
Bon’stenn will expire November, 1876. Each of said
SSj* jeceWedouo-thlrd of all the foes of the Clerk’s
Art< Bal d that tho compensation of
®ho Q W b« Increased or diminished during
If the third of uSfeeswhlcS
Batten up to the expiration of his term
should go to Jacobson and Stephenson, then them w&h
Novombmr, 1873. should go to Stephenson, then there
was a etill further increase. But the
all excess of fees should go to the counlv 'w.^^Jf 8
therefore, think that Cook County should
eno-lblra of the expense, of the Superior Court OISbJ
oOoj Nor. 1,1871, «mi should )S»o rccelmlmTc!
third of the receipts; end .ftor Xcv.
County should collect two-thirds of tho Sm oud SS
two-thirds of tho espouses. Your CommlK wo?dS
elste that this Is the vU they reached ?u t ho«c^
oiamlnallou of the subject, cud herewith enhudl ilio
opinion of oi-Oounty.Attornoy Boot, coinciding vriih
their views. Wo also furnish horow/lh Ihs onlnlonof
County-Altoruoy Ilouutroe, who holds that all thofeea
belong to 001. Stephenson from November, 1873 to
November, 1876, aadfrom November, 1871, to Novem,
bor, 1673, to Batten and Stephenson. With the onln
ton of these two able lawyers so entirely differing
your Committee feel unwilling to make any rocom
meudollon.
Accompanying the report arc tho written
opinions of James P. Boot and John M. Bonn
tree, ex and present Oounty-Attornoy. Tho
former holds that the county is entitled to ouo
third of tho fees from 1871 to 1878. and to two
thirds from 1873 to 1875. If this is not so. ho
says, then tho fees of Jacobson and Stephenson
wore Increased without any authority of law,
Tho Constitution clearly means that all foes,
after paying tho oQlcor his share, shall .bo paid
into the County Treasury. Mr. ilountroe tabes
the dirootlv opposite view of tho matter, and is
of the opinion that there is nothing In 800. 27,
Art. VI., of Iho Constitution, which can bo con
strued as entitling tho county to any portion of
tho foes received bv Col. Stephonson. Bee. 10,
Art. X., says t “ The compensation heroin pro
vided for shall apply only to officers hereafter
elected." He does not think an aotlou in behalf
of the county against Col. Stephenson, to re
covor'anv part of the fees by him received as
Clerk of tho Superior Court of Cook County,
could be maintained.
On motion of Commissioner Clough, the re
port of the Committee was concurred in, the
Board thus practically, deciding to iako no .for*
thor action in tho promises.
COMPENSATING WITNESSES.
Tho Committee on Judiciary* to whom was ro
forted Uio petition of David Davis for compen
sation for timo lost while detained no a witness,
reported os follows: ' ' ' '1 - r
There In no law to authorize the connty to make
auch compouimllon. Tuls is one of the Imrdiibipi to
which poor men «ro liable, and is a disgrace to the ago.
and a reproach upon the. Judiciary, which has the
power greatly to correct the evil, It la atnong tbo
poor and unfriended that witnesses to crime are often
cat found. Tho fear of, detention acala tha mouths
of many witnesses. If they bo innocent persona, the
hording them among common offenders Is hardly
compensated for by tho conviction of tho guilty. ■ If
thoy bo not of a storting character, no place la so con
ducive to their being tampered with An the Inside of a
Jail. Surrounded by criminals, and breathing an at
mosphere of crime, a witness Is tempted by a bribe
which In tho free sir he would despise. Tho criminal
la often balled out, while the innocent witness pines In
Jail. Our Criminal Court Is nearly all the time In ses
sion, Tho presiding Judges would cvlnco ns commend
able humanity by seeing that a filthy Jail Is emptied of
Innocent witnesses as by descanting upon tho atmos
pheric deformities of court-rooms. . :
INSURANCE.
Tho Committee on Education reported that
insurance arauuntibg to $64,000, on tho building
and furniture of the Normal School, had boon
placed at 1 per cent, and. recommending an
annual appropriation of S3OO for-tbo expenses of
tho County Superintendent m visiting schools.
Tho report was conourroddn,'
PATINO,
Communications woro received fromE. F.
Goble, offering to pavo tho court and aroas of
tho now Jail and Criminal Court, building for
$5,048, and tho alloy for $1,123: from Perkins
& Stephenson, to do the work, for $5,443.60
and SI,OOO ? from M. B. Balloy, for $6,200 and
$1,000; from' Jenkins & Selby, $6,872.50, in
cluding the alloy; .from John McHugh, SB,BIO,
including tho alloy; from John MoCaffory, to
prepare the ground for tbo asphalt pavement for
$2.37 pt*r cunio yard,' and to lay the pavement
for $2.25 per square yard. .j
Tile piUpuacAo nu*e (ti- liner
Committee, with instructions to consider tho
propositions for grading and paving separately
xrom tho rest of tho work.
LEAKING ALREADY.
■ Commissioner Bogus called attention to tho
foot that tho roof of tho now Criminal Court and.
Jail Building was leaking badly already. . !
Mr. Egan, tho architect, explained that tho
leakage was caused by tbo giving way of a soatn
of solder during tho storm of Sunday morning.
Tho Board adjourned until Monday next, at 2
p. m.
ONE MOMENT BRIGHT,. THEN GONE
FOREVER.
Bon ton restaurants have not boon a success in
Chicago, Delraonloo himself would prove a
bankrupt boro. Big feeding places conducted on
expensive principles ore not indigenous to North-,
western solL Nearly all our people hero except
the gamblers, politicians, and professional office
holders, work for a Hying. The gamblers, it is
true, are far from being idle, and the politicians
are sleepless in their lino, but neither fraternity
can bo placed among tbo producing classes; but,
rather, belong to tbo destructive order of society.
Neither our gamblers nor our politicians, numer
ous as they ore, fool quite strong enough to
support an immense eating-house. Late hours .
and abundance of alcohol destroy their
appetite, and in the gorging line they are not
up to a profitable standard as' customers. ■On
tbo,other hand, our young men who work for a
salary do not fool mo expending their money
on fancy edibles, oven whoa they move in i tbo
train of Venus and Hobo. They generally take
tbelr goddesses to some place where oysters : are
not superlatively dear, and where other delica
cies come within the scope of reason. The aver
age Chicago girl would regard a lover who habit
ually patronized a Delmonlco as an idiot and a
prospective beggar. If she has no conscience,
she may, perhaps, permit him to run to the end
of his rope and then out looso from him. If sho
has a charitable disposition, she will refuse to
encourgo the youth inliis headlong extravagance,
and may, possibly, drop him gently from her roll
of lovers. , ! •.
. The young business-man of our city does' not
feel called upon to patronize a mammoth food
factory whenever lus inward parts declare, with
out possible denial,,that nature abhors a vacuum.'
Ho, too, favors the 15-cont lunch—one-horse
coffee, indigestible. “ French roll/* greasy spud-:
wich, and other articles calculated to banish
happiness by propagating dyspepsia. As’ for
our veteran citizens, they never Uuuk of setting
a bad example by going outside tho pale of
economy.
Thus, while wo have a multitude of small cof
fee-houses aud second-class restaurants, we are,
just now, without anything in, tho champion stylo
of this lino of business. • True, we havo • hotel
palaces and billiard balls that cannot be outdone,
churches that proclaim our tendency toward
godliness, business houses that can only find a
parallel in “ beautiful Venice,' city "of song,*
all those indicate that Chicago is Metropolitan in
her ideas; but the absence of epicurean estab
lishments of iho Delmonioo order goos to prove,
beyond chance of contradiction, that tho people
•of Chicago are too common-sense—too much oc
cupied with the real work of llfo—to make masti
catory exercises the chief end aud aim of their
existence. With them, eating is more abußlnosa -
than a pleasure—more work than play. ‘ I •
la such places as Now York, whore there are
myriads of rich people who do nothing but' loaf
fashionably, and devlso means for spending'
their superfluous cash, gigantic restaurants are,
generally speaking, well patronized. Delmoni
co has achieved a world-wide reputation; as a'
fashionable caterer. I
. During 1866, Kinsley furnished luxurious
oroataro-oomforts under tho Crosby Opera-
House, but, despite every effort on. bis part to
please the public, his establishment would not
pay? and gradually declined. It succumbed to
fate even before the great conflagration came to
finish it. . .. * •
: Next came a Chicago Bolmonieo, on Madison
street, but ho, too, failed.to make ends meet,,
and, after a sickly struggle of some weeks {lura
iion, the Sheriff came down like a wolf on the
fold, and the second great venture in the way of
costly ** grub ” came to grief.
> Nothing daunted by (he late of their prode-'
cossors, Messrs. ’Wentworth'A Woolwortu, for
merly of the Briggs House, resolved to' make'
ono more experiment, and, accordingly,routed
■the Brown Building, southwest corner of Madi
son and Clark streets, for a restaurant 6a high
toned principles. The place was. established
last summer, and, for a few months, homo along,
by tbe eclat of its opening and tbo magnificence of
its appointments and furniture, throve .'apace;
But the charges, did not suit the average idea,
and, gradually, patronage fell off, profits became
lost to view, and bankruptcy came down like an
avalanche upon the unhappy proprietors. Their 1
place was known asßrowns’,” butj in' Justice
to the proprietors of tho building,‘it must! be
stated that they had nothing to do with restau
rant affairs, although tho auctioneers' bill; by
way of graceful alliteration, colls tho auction
sale which is nowin progress “Browns’ Bank
rupt Sale.** Mr. Wentworth is really tho bank
nipt. 1
The first section of tbo goods, consisting of
saloon and restaurant furniture and equipage,
was under the hammer yesterday. Tho articles
wore disposed of in ‘lots, and brought very fair
prices—in some oases averaging about 76 cents
on tho dollar of actual cost. The sale is being
conducted by Messrs. Elison & Pomeroy,' auo-'
tlonoors. ana will last until to-morrow evening.
Tho attendance at tho N auction, all day yester
day, was remarkably largo, very, many ladies
figuring among tbo bidders. No doubt tbo Side
boards and tables of many a home In this city
will bo garnished by plate, cutlery, gloss : and
cblnawaijo, that once served epicurean viands
and liquors to the extravagant members of the
community. -
BARON VON GLAHN.
This name will doubtless bring to tho mind of
the reader one of the longest and moat hotly,
contested divorce salts in Chicago, to which tho
Boron and his wife, Matilda Basse, sister pf the"
Alderman, .wore parties. The trial- began in
1606, but the trouble had been browing long. bo-,
fore. -During tho month of January,; XBooi.
iho writer wont to a fire- on North?
Clark street, in a house whore ; the:
Baron audhiswifo were then living. Tbo fire
was soon put out, but not until tho couple. bad
packed up all their things for removal. She was
scolding him, in none of tbo gentlest terms, for
the manner ho had managed tho operation, hav
ing filled a basket full of Imon, and laid the baby
and a lamp full of oil on top of it all, preparatory
to removal. r -
« testimony on those trials for a divorce
brought out disagreeable revelations of jeal
ousy. distrust, ana ill-temper on both sides.. She
was in the habit of throwing hot ilat-irous at him,
and ho dtdn t give her enough to oatorwopr.
Ho declared that her marrying him was merely a
family conspiracy to got his money, and, coitabl
et Matilda, a'good-looking, blonde girl, did not
marry him for love. To complicate matters,
there was brought in a former lover, who, accord?
ing to tho Baron’s statement, kept on visiting
her after the marriage. Nothing was * proven
against her, however, except that she was Ill
tempered, and alio got a verdict from a jury In
fluenced more bv the foot that she was a pretty
woman than by the weight of evidence.
During this triok one of tho most curious that
THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE; TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1874
tho old Oourt-Hotiso over saw, ho was bualod not
merely with proving that hla wife married him
for money, but that ho had no money at all,-
that hohadboen drained of it by unlucky.specu
lations, and hor extravagant way*. Ho appealed
thesult to tho Bupromo Court, whoro it was ro
•vorsod and remanded on oomo technical ground;
hut ho was again boatou, and again appealed on
tho ground of excessive alimony; but tho fates
wore against him, and ho squandered on lawyers
rooro than ho tried to aavo from his wife.
, Ilia last public appoaranco was at Bprlngflold,
in 1871, when hd presented a long petition pray
ing for tho simplification of tho forma of Wal
procqduio, backed by an Itemized oohodulo,
allowing what ha had paid out to courts and
lawyers, amounting to about SBO,OOO. Fearful
oatbla showing was, his petition produced no
olToot, and It sloops in tho office of tho Secretary
of State.
Borne of bis acquaintances thought his head
was turned by his Josses ; hut, while ho talked a
little wildly at times, ho did not loao his senses
in money matters, and was as hard at a trado
w.oy°r. Ho made no foolish investments.
Whether ho bought lands or stocks, ho bought
wisely, oiid he never spent anything. But,
though hla stores grow, ho could riot forgot hla
wife, who had, os ho thought, conspired with hor
family to rob him, and ho hated tho Busses : os
intensely os ho loved money. Ho was plain,
rather shabby in dross, but ho never dtossod
m tho roggod fashion of tho traditional miser.
Ho was an Illiterate man, but. possessed .of
strong common sonee. . ...
And .now for tbo oud. Ho died Sunday even
ing at the Mercy Hospital of apoplexy St tho ago
of 45.' Ho was qulto well until about eight days
ago,when ho began to suffer from heart disease,
and consequently moved from his boarding
house to tho hospital. ■■> .
.. . Baron von Glalm was bom in a small town
near Bromothafon, Germany, arid his parents,
though poor, belonged to tho nobility. Ho came
to this country when yot quiio young aud with
onb moans, still ho loft a fortune which is esti
mated at about SBOO,OOO, and' - which he earned
crit'a, - n, '" w
BlUo was a miser, aud had but little enjoyment
from his great ■ wealth, nor did any . ono else on
joy much of it. Not a single act of charity can
bo recorded during his ontlro life; money was
his only joy, and from hoarding it he derived his
only.pleasure. But, although ho was cold and
. uncharitable to ovory othor human being, oven to
‘ his wifo, who was divorced fromhim,ho loved his
little 0 year old son with ’ all tbo tondoruess of a
good father. On this little boy ho dotod, aud no
amount of monoy was too much if required by
his child, and to him ho boqaoathod his largo
fortune. According to his last will, his body
will be otnbalrood and sent to Germany, whore
bo had a tomb built-for himsolf about a yoar
ago.
THE BRIOKMAEERS.
Tho Chicago -Briokmakora* Association hold
thc|r ; semi-monthly, mooting yesterday after
noon, at No- 200 LaSalle street, tho President of
the Association, Mr. Henry Jones, in the chair
Prosoot, G. B. Cobb, N. Eisondroth, tho Secre
tory and Troasuror of tbo Association, and about
thirty members.
'MONEY MATTERS.
' Boport of officers being called for, Hr. Eison
drath, the Treasurer, submitted his report for
last month, showing receipts and dis
bursements, which brings the Association
in debt, for incidental expenses foe iho
month of March, the sum of SBB. Tho Treas
urer sta ted that If tbo members wlio 'wcro in ar
rears would settle up they would havo about
S2OO in the Treasury.
THE CONTEUENCE COMMITTEE.
~ Mr. Elsendrath false submitted the report'of
the Committee who wore appointed to confer
with'a like Committee from the North Side As
sociation in regard to sharing hall rout and other
necessary office expenses, as by so doing they
could roduooofflco rent down to S3O nor month,
aud bring about a great reduction in their ox-
Sondituroa arising from other sources. Ho fin
bed tbo report by recommending its adoption,
and on motion of Mr.-Moulding it was unani
mously adopted. l
• - , SCALE OP rniCES.
Mr. Moulding submitted the report l off the
- Committee on Wages for tho coming season, aud
with it the following scale of prices, which
should hot bo exceeded: Moulding by baud,
$2.25 per day ; moulding by machine, $2.25 per
day ; striking off, $2 per day; dumper, $2 per
day; mould-lifter, $1.60 per day; sawder, $1.75
per day y trucker, sl.sopordays laborers, $1.25
per day ; setters, $2.25 per day j wheelers. $1.75
per day,. or. 40. cents per.thousand: pit-shov
olors, $2.25 per day. The above kcalo of prices
is from 25 to 50 per cent less, than those of last
■year. After a long, and minute, discussion by
each member of tbo Association, tbo report'of
tbo Committee, with the scale of prices as pro
.souted;by M? Moulding, .was finally adopted.
. A LITTLE BILL. r ! • ■
' Tho Treasurer submitted a bill presented from
.the Lumberman’s Board of Trade and Bash,
Boor, *and Blind Manufacturers’ Association,
against the Brickmakors’ Association for $68.08,
being ono-thlrdof tbo amount incurred by Bond
ing a comittoo to Springfield during tbo past
winter to use their influence "with the Legisla
ture inomonding tbo present oxiatingmeohanlo’a
Hen law,-the total amount thus expended being
$201.25, which was to bo shared equally between
the three Associations. ' Tho bill.-wad ordered
paid. • -
. The Association then discussed at length tho
manner in which' they wore to moot all oxpoucos
after-their consolidation. with tho North Sido
Association, and ,that,important question was
disposed ol by fiofih member'agreeing to’ pay .
Into the'treasury tbo sum of $lO.
FOBS! 07 CONTQACT.
Mr, Elsendrath then addressed the mooting
In regard l to contracts for making, soiling, l and
delivering brick in greater number than -1,000,
.and presented a,contract which ho thought
would cover this ground, 'and moved that 1 tho
Secretary be ordered to have .2,000 copies printed
in blank, with, tho rales of tho Association gov
erning tbo same printed in Gorman os wolf ’as
English on tho back of tho .contract, and that
tho printing of those contracts bo paid for by tho
members as each ono used them.' The motion
was carried, and, there being no further busi
ness before tho Association, tho meeting ad
journed.
THE NEW GAB COMPANY.
■ Tbe .need} of : on opposition gas company in
Chicago is apparent, since tho present monopoly
not, only furnishes a very poor quality of gas,
but charges an enormous price for it, Several
applications have been made to the Council
wlthin.'tho -past throe years for. tho necessary
franchise, but the .Aldermen, for,reasons known
to themselves and tho persona who would bo. In-
Jurod by competition, have declined to pass en
ordinance 'authorizing the establishment of
works and giving power, to lay mains in the
streets. Among the companies making applica
tion‘wok u Tho Mutual Gas Company.” . Tho.
capitalists Interested hi it have made throo ap-J
plications—the last about two weeks ago. Tholrf
first.and second petitions wore tabled, and diodj
Uponthe rejection of tbo second petition, appli
cation was made to tho Council of Detroit, and!
the privileges asked were conferred. Consider
able difficulty woe experienced in getting tho
Aldermen of that city to pass an ordinance. Tho
old Company, which had had things its own way
for'many years, charged that the. projectors of
the new company wore blackmailers; that they
had been proven to bo such in Chicago; and htuli
attempted to fleece them. .. An investigation asl
to the standing and responsibility of the accused!
gentlemen resulted In disproving tho allocations,!
and tho franchise was given'them. They .are
now furnishing .twenty-candle gas to the city and
people of Detroit for $1.90 a thousand foot.
Hero tho people pay $3.25 a thousand-for
'‘twelve-candle,” and, sometimes, ouo caudle
will bum brighter than tho stuff which comes
through tho pipes. .
- The main holders of stock in the "Mutual”
aro,Thompson Dean, £. F. Goodrich,. andA. O.
Baud, of Now York, and Harvoy W. Brown and
James G. Brown; Those gentlemen represent a
•capital of $12,000,000, and one of them stated to/
a Thibunb reporter, yesterday that, they had!
selected a site for, works on Twenty-second!
street, near tho South.Branch, and wore roadyf
tp put up an establishment and distribute
1.000,000 feet of gas daily within twelve mouths,
at lees than two-thirds of what is paid now.
While tho works ore erecting, tbs necessary
pipes will bo laid.
The third application of tho Company is now
before the Council Committee on Oas-Lichts,
and it remains to bo soon whether it will bo
treated as its predecessors have been.
BEOAT 03? PRIZE-FIGHTING.
There was to havo boon an exhibition of the
“ manly art " in Indiana, just over the line, yes
terday morning, but it foiled to comb off, because
too, few people put in on appearance. The prin
cipals wore Dan Carr and Jim Taylor, who have
already had one “Lout," in which Jim was
worsted. Tho former is fat, and tho latter slim j
bub both are said to bo plucky and good fighters.
They are ••broke," and, to raise a “stake"
readily assented to a proposition of their friends
to enter tho ring for a “stake,"—tho best man
to take tho “pot.” AU the arrangements were
B P° n ß°i andbottioprocnrod, sec
oiiuß named, oud & refereeagreed upon,—and Ike
party was to hayo loft the city at 0 o’clock yostor
clay morning on the Fort Wayno Road for ft'
nock of woods’ a few miles over (bo StQtolioo..
Only about ton persons Jnohidlng tho two men
nftmod, “ showed up j” but it wob decided 06 got
on the train end go as far as Archer ayouuo t and
if any of the •• boys" wore there, to. go on; if
not, to got out and declare the fight “ off.” When
Bridgeport’® great artery was reached, only two
"Iiul8"woro fount! In waitln K , tmd, na Taylor
Bald ho would not ontor tho ring (or loan than
8100, and thoro wan nd prospect of raiaing that
sum, tho .mob Toft tho core, and .assembled
on the Bldewnlk at tho corner of Archer
avenue aud the railroad track, io dlaoußU
tho situation. Unfortunately, Oorr did' not
succeed in getting off tho train, and was carried
Eastward no onoknows where. As ho bad no
money with him, ho will probably bo put off at
South Chicago, and, tho walking not being very,
good, will roach town aomo time to-night. His
absence prevented any definite agreement as to
a future fight; but tho “ plugs ” dispersed with
tho understanding that one will take place be
tween Carr and Taylor within a week.
Although this was'lntended to bo but a
11 Bcrofiling mutch,” tho object of it was to boo
if Taylor amounted to anything. ,Ho 1b matched
to fight “ Rod-Haodod Mike,” of Now York in
Way, and tho “sports” want to; know if beta
worth bottlug on. :
GENERAL NEWS.
At tho Church of tho Ascension (tho Rovi 0.
F. Dorset's; tho Easter offerings amounted to
©459.09. , " j ■"
Several persons received tholr naturalization,
papers before Judge Qdry yesterday in the
Criminal Court room; J •
Tho finest collection of children's voices over
brought together' in this oily l mot at Modor
mlok’s Hall last Saturday evening to rehearse
for Jubilee to come
Thomas F. Collins, who was hied in jail at
Providence, R. 1., under a requisition from the
Governor of Illinois, made bis escape last Thiirs-i
day night. Nolls P. Loosen was tho complainant
against him, and bo was to have been'brought to‘
this Slate to answer tho charge or** conspiracy;”.
At a mooting of tho Directors of tho Gorman
Cemetery‘‘Waldheim,” hold at tho Btaais~Zol
tung building yesterday afternoon, the following
officers were elected i Proßldeht, A. O. Hosing;
Vice-President, Franz Maas; Treasurer, J; Fern-
Uamp; Secretary.. Charles o.' Frlcko; Superin
tendent. Bernhard Witte. The' following Fi- J
nance Committee was also elected; Arthur Ec
ho, W. Homomann and J. Lobstoin. ,
At the regular monthly. mooting of the Board
of Supervisors of tho Woman’s Hospital of tho
State of Illinois, hold . at tho. Hospital, 229:
Thirtieth street, Friday, h* the absence of the
President, Mrs. Mott was called to the Chair,
and Mrs. Bartlett was' appointed Secretary pro
tom, Tho Matron's and, tbo Treasurers,reports
wore road and accepted. The resignation of
Mrs. J. W. Walker and Mrs. Joseph 'Sampson
wore accepted. Mrs. Amos.T. Hall was rein
stated as a member of the Board of Managers.
The namos of Mrs. U. Balcoih, Mrs. Louis
land.Miss W. L. Grey were- proposed to fill va
cancloa on the Board., Mrs. Moßean and Mrs.
Qoodoll wore appointed Visiting Committee lor
the mouth of- April.-The meeting- thonjad-
Journod. .• i
Tho annual meeting of the Chicago, Medical
Booloty was hold last night' In the parlor of-tho
Gault House, Vice-President Dr. V. L. HUrlbut
In tbo chair. The ,minutes of tho preceding
meeting were read and approved. A Jotter was>
road by the Boorotary from tbo President,' Prof.'
W. G. Dyas. regretting his inability to bo pres
ent. The.Treasurer, Dr. 0. W. Earle, submitted,
his report, whloh showed an active membership
of over seventy, and. a . healthy condition of tho
organization. Tbo election of officers for tbo
ensuing year resulted as follows:' 'President,
William E. Quine, U. D.; Vice-President, Q. O.
Paoli.M. D.; Boorotary, J. M. Hutchinson, M.
D.; Treasurer! O. W. Earle, M. D. ; Board of
Directors,-William E. Clarke, M. D. j N. Bridge,
M. E, Xi. Holmes, M..D. Seven, gentlemen
wore appointed delegates to tho National and
fourteou'to tbo State Society. Tho meeting then
adjourned. .. . . . : ’ i :
TUB FAIR FAME OF ST. CLAIR COUNTY,
The St. Louis Dispatch of Saturday publishes
a letter signed M A citizen who haa lived twenty
years in Be.- Clair County,!- wherein, tho Inter-
Ocean is bitterly denounced" for * publishing
•‘barofaced and malicious falsehoods” about
tho “ reign of terror ” In St. Glair Connfcy; The
writer says-that paper was never board of until
recently in that part of Missouri, oud adds that
tno reports published in it about the: deeds of
violence of ~tht» Younger boyo are “ willful, pre
meditated, and malicious lies, and known to bo
such by tho correspondent who penned them.”
Tho Dispatch has an editorial comment on | the
letter which concludes thus: - ' ' ]
It la tho duty of every Journal In (he State [Missouri]
~lhos©. journals who have any State pride at all, and
who have some regard for tho fair namo and good
name of the State, to denounce those slanders when
ever an opportunity occurs, and record the death of
every slain Chicago thief or detective, for the terms
are synonymous, with an alacrity that hus so much,
heartiness about it as to provo It a pleasure.
. THE CITY hat.t.;
The City Collector received: $12,800 for taxes
yesterday, and $1,675 for licenses.* . . . 1 ■
• Tho Collector of, the, Board of Public Works
received $1,448.fr0m water-rents yesterday;
Corporation-Counsel Norton is somewhat
worse, and his physician' does not expect that ho
willbo able to got but for several weeks.' ' '
The City Treasurer received yesterday $18,200
from the City Collector, and $1,600 from tho
CoUoctor of the Board of Publio Works. !
A mooting of the Finance Committee was held
in the Mayor's office yesterday afternoon. .There
wore present Aid. McGrath and Heath.' i Dr.
Miller conferred with the Board with regard to
tho deficit in tho.Board of Health fund, and on
motion it was agreed to request the' Comptroller
to prepare an ordinance' authorizing a temporary
loan to the Board, to be included intho hezt
appropriation. Tho mooting then adjourned.
A meeting of tho .Committee on Police' was
hold in tho General Superintendent's room yes
terday afternoon, Aid. Sohaffnor presiding.. A
communication . frqm -.the Mayor ; appointing
Henry Kaocko, Poundmaalerfor the NorthDiv
iaion, was discussed, and on motion it was de
cided that a rocommendotiqn bo made that tho
appointment be confirmed. - A communication
from Mrs.' Cynthia Leonard- on the social evil
question; was tabled without having'the favor
of a reading accorded it.. On motion the meet
ing adjourned. , ' ; j
The Board of Police met' as usual yesterday,!
Present, Commissioners Sheridan, Elokko/ and
, Bono., The first case updor consideration; was
tho continued , ono of Jacob Ebbinger, charged
with loafing whiio'du duty, The facta. cs stated
by Sergt. Barrett, were published in: Tun Tmn
tiNa last week, and the testimony yesterday only
corroborated that already given, and fully estab
lishing the officer's'guilt; but, ad there [wore
certain extenuating, circumstances in the case,
tho Board lot him off with a reprimand and a
fine of flvo days' pay, Eugene IngorsoU, a pa
trolman of tho Fourth Precinct, was charged by
hla grocer, Thomas Whitfield, with trying to de
fraud him out of $28.08. Tho* Board ordered
Eugene to pay the bill. After' discussing the
publication of tho new rules aud regulations of
tho police force tho Board adjourned. •’ { -
• TUVINO A SANITAUT POLICEMAN.— ' . .
Tho. Special Committee appointed by the Board'
of Health to. investigate the charges agaiuet
Sanitary Police Officer Fitch, of the Fifteenth
Ward, mot yesterday afternoon. . Present: Dr.
Hahn and Dr. Sohlootzor, The charges were:
Neglect of duty in not suppressing nuisances,
and receiving bribes to uegloot certain nuia-
OUOOS. ' t ’ ‘
The complaining witness, Mr. P. H. Crosby,
ofNo. 71 itldgovillo road, or Paulina street,
stated that immediately in roar of his promises
wore two barns, used lor .stabling cows. Those
stables wero olose to Mr. Crosby’s lot'} one con
tained five cows and the,other eleven.. The filth
and dirt from tho . stables and
nothing was dono to "remove the manure,
so that . tho drainings i ran j into
Air. Crosby’s collar. - Ho bad, made
a complaint nearly throe years ago and again
about ono yoar'ogo. Tho Board bad dono noth*
Jug, to abato tho nuisance. Ho had soon Officer
Fitch in tho stable drinking liquor,‘and ho had
soon the officer receive money from the owner of
the stables. He, did not Know whether tho
money was paid as a bribo and had not seen the
officer drunk.
Dr. Hold explained that tho ordinance per
mitted tho keeping of ton cows, but tbo hoard
had limited the number to throe. Owing to the
hard times last fall, however, the Board had In
formally agreed to permit more cows to bo kept.
Tho officer was not to bo blamed therefore, for
not removing tho cows. ' ' ;
It appeared that there was a nuisaucp but
there was no testimony to show improper con
duct on tho part of tuo officer. 1 Tho charges
wore, therefore, dismissed and -Dr. Hahn ■coun
seled Officer Fitch not to do so again,, . Tiffs ad
monition and tho acquittal combined, seemed to
bo intended to satisfy both parties. The officer
escaped punishment whiio tbo admonition was
expected to satisfy tho complainant that tho
Committee believed Ui£ glory, also jupm-
lacd tlmt tho nuisance ahould bo abated imme
diately. ( , ( . •
. ' rtllß AND WATBB, .
- “A mooting of * tho Oorhmittoe on Firo and
■Water was hold at tho City Hall yesterday after
noon, Aid..Corcoranpresiding. .Thereworo.olso
present Commissioners Sheridan and Klokkb, of
tho Firoand Police Department, , and Aid. Tom
Foley and Peter Mohr. - ’The aubjeot discussed
waa Ui6 respective merits of the Babcock 'aud
Steiner chemical .flre-pnglnos. Marshal Bonner
Was .called in and gave Ills opinion. No decided
action was taken in tho matter of deciding which
'chemical engine the appropriation would bo used
in purchasing, but tho Marshal waa ordered, to
moke a report upon tho matter.
Commlaslouor Sheridan thought that the Board
of Underwriters should keep a couple of chemi
cal engines. As a matter of justice they ought to
boar half tho.expense of tho City Firo Depart
ment. • There was a law enforcing tho payment
of 12 per cent on tholr gross earnings, but they
had evaded tho law. Ho favored tho instituting
of a city firo insurance fund, by tho laying of
a tax about equal to tho ordinary flro Insurance
percentage. Ho was sure that it would prove a
bonoficloflf institution. * \
The Chairman reported that they bad visited
.the lot of ground ou tho corner Douglas ■ avenue
and Thirty-sixth street, and had decided to
report favorably upon it as the site of au ongino
'house. The Marshal said that the engine was
ready for tho Loomis street ongino-houuo, and
ho would recommend the purchase of BlrLafllu’s
100 on Xioomiq between Vanßaron and Congress
.streets, as tho.site. The Chairman was.request
ed to visit the lot during tho afternoon, aud
report tipon its suitability. ’ « .•
’••Tho Chairman read a petition from citizens of
tho Sixth Ward asking for a diminution of tho
lire limits so as to exclude tho territory west of
theiLako.Sboro & Michigan Southern Rollroad
aud south of Eighteenth street. Tho petition
woe, on motion, ordered to bo placed on flirt. 1
'.[Commissioner 'Sheridan remarked that that
.would remove almost tho whole ward out of the
flro limits. 1 * •
The ordinance appointing: throe; 'ohltnnoy
vuv ,g. B.iutuu Ul. UIU UltJ,
oh motion, decided to bo returned to the Coun
cil, with a' recommendation that it pass. •
. On motion, the .Committee, adjourned.
CRIMINAL.
James Miller, Charged with larceny, was po
foro Justice' BOyden yesterday, who continued
his case to this morning, under ©IOO bonds.
John Welker, under the charge. of, larceny,
woe before Justice Scully yesterday, and tbo enso
was continued till the 11th inst, under SBOO
bonds for his appearance! : * , '
'Fannie Starr and LUio Viol, charged with the
larceny of . clothing from one Maggie Gleason, at
No. 3sB) l; State .street, were before Justice
Scully yesterday, and continued till to-day, under
s3oobonds. 1 i - ; .
Justice DoydonV “ black list” contained the
names of twenty-eight offenders yesterday, tho
charges being drunk'and disorderly.
The Juetlce'aßsoßsod fines against those culprits
to the amount of S6B, and collected out of that
tlio sum of $27, -. .
. .John Henderson, another youthful offender,
being only 18 years of ago, was before Justice
•Boyden * yesterday morning on tbo charge of
burglary. His case, was continued till the 11th
met. under SI,OOO bonds.
Eugene Moriarty, tho - white-headed thief,
whose case was' continued from last week to
yesterday,: was.called up before Justice Boyden,
and tbo evidence in tbo case was sufficient to
causo-tho Justice‘to hold'Moriarty over to|tho
Criminal Coart in bonds of SSOO. j
o} S. W. Swain was arrested Saturday evening by
. Officer Koarns for talcing letters out of the box
corner of State and Twenty-Second streets. A
number 6f letters were found upon him, and' ho
wUI be tried before Commissioner Hoyno. Ho
seems to have been in lottor-atoaling business,
as a key'for opening the boxes and a sock for
carrying letters .woropart of his ; equipmont. .
Judge Gory opened tbo Criminal Court yester
day morning, and transacted bat little business
during tho day. The negro boy, Dlok-Boynolds,
who was ;held to this ; court lost Thursday by
Justice Boyden, for stealing load-pipe oh
Wabash avenue, gave boil, and was liberated
fronutho County Jail,, but only for a few hours,
as pick’s bondsman surrendered him during tbo
afternoon. - His .mother - had promised to pay
Mr. -John Y. Young, a negro saloon-keeper, if
hoTVould go security for tbo young man’s ap-
SBaranco. Young consented, but, not receiving
io promised reward, surrendered the boy, who
is now in jail. 1 . .
• Willie Graves and Edward Gould, two colored
youths, aged respectively 16 and U years, wore
arrested Sunday afternoon by Officer Brown, on
complaint of E. Gold, of No. 200 Fifth avenue.
•These boys wore detected cutting and destroying
load pipe in tbo bouse of Mr. Gold. Yesterday
motamg Justice Boyden held these young of
fenders over to tbo Criminal Court in bonds of
SSOO each to answer to tho charge of malicious
mischief. Gould was also hold in additional
bonds of SSOO to answer to tho Criminal Court
for larceny of prop-rty belonging to A. Bishop,
of 498 Wabash ovonue. ‘ .
"Justice Scully's Police-Court hold It? first ecs
eltfn yesterday morning In the no w aud'oomtuo
• (lions room at their old quarters comer of Madi
son and Union streets. This room is on the
-second floor of the building; Is about 80 foot in
width and 60 in length, -with two entrances,—one
from tho office and station-rooms beneath, and
the other by stairs from the* outside on the west
of the building. At tho south end, .conveniently
arranged on a raised platform extending tho
entire width of the room; are tho Justice and tho
: officers of the court,—his Honor in the centre, oh
; his left the Clock, and, to the loft of the Clerk,
the. Constable, Mr. A. L. Boblnson. On tbo
right' is a neatly furnished room for the benefit
of parties who may hare private business with
the Court during tho morning session. On tho
left is the prisoners' room; in front of tho
Judge's bench tbo prisoners' dock - and thowit
ness-stand, and in front of that the. reporters’
tables. In the rear of the court-room, at tbo
sonfch end, are cloak-rooms, etc. Justice Scully
disposed of twenty-six offenders who were so
unfortunate as to compose his •* block list," by
assessing fines against them amounting to s7l,
collecting from that, amount tho sum of; $36. ;
PERSONAL,
. Mr.' Alexander McDonald, clerk in the Be
border's' Court, yesterday morning bad a stroke
of > paralysis, by which one side of hla body was
rendered helpless. He was. taken to his home
on, Randolph street.', •
. Mr. 8. S. Morrill. General Superintendent-of
tho Milwaukee A at, Paul Bullroad; reached this
city yesterday morning from Now York, and loft
for Milwaukee in tho evening.
The • following members. of Montgomery
Queen's circus' and'menagerie company are at
tho Commercial t E. D. Colvin, assistant man
ager; Charles Bivers, special • agent; Philo
Nathans and Bobert Johnson, equestrians; Leo
pold and Geraldine, trapeze performers; Charles
and Carrie Austin, “ lightning musketeers,” and
O. S. Burrows, gymnast. Tho show will open in
Chicago l oh tbo 20th instant, and' start on tho
Sommer tour on tho 20th,
' Tho Sanitary Superintendent,. who. is gener
ally in, excellent humor,, has been unusually
jovial for a month past, and no ono could ac
count fur hla oxoooslvo mirth. The secret
looked oat yesterday : ho has an heir.
ANNOUNCEMENTS.
The regular monthly meeting of the Indies’
Aid Society of Hahnemann Hospital will bo held
at tho hospital this morning at 10% o’clock.
A special mooting of tho Corporation of the
Erring,Womon’s'Befuge will bo hold at the In
stitution at 8 o’dlook p. m. Saturday.
The Board of Councillors' for tho Hospital for
'Woman and Children will hold tholr monthly
mooting at tho Institution, corner of Paulina
and Adams streets, this morning at half-past 10
o’clock.
Itabbl Felsonthal, of tins city, delivered a lec
ture last evening to quite a largo and respecta
ble audience at the looturo-room of tho Christian
Union, No. Hi East Madison street.' His sub
ject was •* A Bird’s-Eye View of tho Jewish His
tory.!' 1 Ho handled his subject with great abil
ity, and at times became quite eloquent. Tbo
only fault found with tho lecture was Ills rapid
delivery, preventing many of his hearers to fully
comprehend some of tbo finest passages. Tho
lecture, owing to his rapid delivery, lasted but
ono hour.
STJBTJRBAN news,
EVANSTON.
Politics oro already beginning to ferment in
Evanston.- Tho chief interest centres in tho
village-option, at which tho main issue will bo
that of water-works. Owing to somo blunders
and unavoidable delays, and aided by tho panic,
the progress of this improvement has boon slow,
and any further stops will depend upon tho per
sons elected as Village Truatoes.
. The election of township-officers, which ex
cites less interest but la very Important, occurs
to-day. Following is tho regular ticket t Super
visor—A. J. Grover; Assessor—James Ourroy;
Collector—o. 0. Stratton t Clerk—J. It. Fitch 5
aad T t A. Cosgrovei
Commissioner of Highways—A. Burroughs;
Justice of tho Pcftco—Jamofl A. Mahon.
At tbo solicitation of many prominent citizens.
Mr. £ll A. Oago has consented to mu an an in
dependent candidate for Assessor, and will prob
ably bo elected. Mr. Qago is an old resident of
Evanstob, who la perfectly responsible, and Is In
every way much more capable of making a faith
ful and Just assessment than any other mau who
bas boon put forward.
There aro two “ independent" tickets In the
Hold. One contains tho names of E. A. Gage
for Assessor, and John O. Murphy for Commis
sioner of Highways. Tho other boars that'of
Murphy, and of Henry Oakes for Assessor. Tho
other candidates are the same on all the tickets.
Messrs. Q. E. Purluglon and W. G. While have
boon elected members of tho Board of Educa
tion.
Tho u Anti-Progress” potty are nsing every
effort to out oft tho students’ vote, well knowing
that It Is always on tho side of progress and on
lighlmont. The fact that those same students
annually expend at least SIOO,OOO lu the Town of
Evanston Is quietly Ignored by those sophists,
who use tho argument, that the students possess
no proporty in tho village (which is not true of
all) and hnvo no Interest in tho town (which is
true of but few), Those same persons would In
dignantly declaim against any attempt to deprive
tho poor laborer of his vote, bat say tho student
shall not voto because ho has no property-itl
torcst in tho village. Tho. truth is that the
students, being bolter bdnented, voto more in
telligently than do tho most of tho laboriug-roon
and tho grandees who oppose public Improve
ments. . . . . ;
Those among tbo young gentlemen students
who aro unwilling to sign any of tho plodgok
adopted by tho Toraporonco Alliance aro besot on
ovory side by handsome young lady classmates,
who urge them to affix their x mark to tho
pledges. A number have already succumbed,
finding themselves unablo to resist the fascin
ations of tho fair orusadotß.
The remains of Mrs. Ida Morton, wifo of Mr.
A. V. Morton, who. died Saturday, wore interred
In Rosohill Cemetery yesterday. ; r
,W. -M. Martin, of the senior class of tho North
western university, loitycstotuay xor i3iuouau W
ton, 18., aa a delegate to tho intor-Oollogiato
Convention to convene thoro last evening. Mr,
M. S.-Kaufman, of the earns class, who is also a
delegate, started Inst week.
LAKE VIEW.
It baa always boon a peculiarity of . Lnlco View
elections that tboy bavo uot boon. infliioncoci by
the political Ibbuos of the day. Even daring tbo
years of tbo war, wboor nlloaianco to party pas
nlmoat synonymous with alloglauco to country,
town-officials wore elected without- reference to
tbolr Republican or Democratic bias, but with a
view solely to tboircapability. And, more recently,’
Lake View people have shelved the unimportant
questions of reconstruction, protection, and anti'
monopoly, and devoted tbolr'nttontion to the*
more absorbing topics of cemetery ondi’saloon
regulation, park-extension, vlllogo-orgauization.
ontl annexation. The cemetery-question is, for
the present, at loasy in'abeyance, owing to the
recent decision of the. Supremo Court iu the
Rosoblll cose.’ The village-organization'scheme
bad its-funeral last month, and will probably
rest, In Its. grave for somo time.
In 1872 tue Town Board passed an ordinance
prohibiting the establishment of saloons-in tbo
'district east of Hoisted street, and also prohib
iting the licensing of those already in operation
In that section of tbo town, after their existing
licenses should expire. Tbo ordinance was to
take effect after July 1. 1873. Strenuous efforts
wore made to have ibis 'ordinance repealed by
tbo now Board of 1870, but without effect, and
tbo result was tbo closing of tbo three principal
saloons in tbo town, all located at . one point.
That neighborhood has in consequence attained
a respectability exceeding the most sanguine
hopes of Us residents, ana its future status de
pends in a largo measure 1 upon the composition
of the Board to bo partly elected to-day, as tbo
liquor-question will, in. all probability, bo ro
agitated.
Much bos been sold lately about annexation
to the city, and the linos ore being sharply
drawn on this question. In tbo district west of
Hoisted street and south of Divorsy avenue tbo
secession-fever has become ,an epidemic, and
rages fiercely. Tbo Ravenawood people have
also i caught the infection, and threaten annexa
tion if sowers are not provided in their town.
However, ibis question may also bo considered
as laid over temporarily.
Tbo park-improvement assessment is the
matter of the moat immediate interest in Lake
View, and is the most important business that
will come before tbo incoming Board. Owing to
tbo continued absence of tbo Supervisor, no
action bos as yot boon token on tbo resolution
submitted to tbo Trustees by| tho Bark-Commis-
Biouors. Ponding such action, tho question is
being generally discussed, and tbo arguments
pro and con will doubtless bo fully presented
when tbo Board does most. Tbo two men who
Wifi make tbo aesossmontarotobe elected to-day.
Tho following. statement in regard to Lake
View taxes for 1973, baa been furnished by Mr.
Qrcor, tbo Collector; • •
Assessed valuation of real estate end personal
property in Lake View, $1,073,768. valuation
as equalized by tbo County Board, s2,dl‘l,2QG.
Valuation as canalized by the State Board of
Equalization, $5,182,733. .
Mr. Qroor considers tbo last amount about
ono-dftii the real value of Lake View property.
Of tbo valuation made by tbo State Board, about
SIBO,OOO is on personal property.
Tbo taxes on this valuation ore as follows: - - ■
State tax........ slß,cko.il
County tar 20,763.25'
Town tar . 7,810.01
Lincoln Park tar 10,100,53
School tax 17.2C0.88
High School tax ; 18,700.18
Llatrlct road tax 21,185.69
, Aggregate,
Of tliie ho has. collected to daio $14,633.63, or
about ouo-olgbth. Tho Collector’s boohs wont
to-day to tbo County Collector,. who win collect
tbo rest of tho taxes.
AUSTIN.
Pursuant to adjournment' the Board of Trus
tees for tho Town of Cicero mot at tho Town-
Hall in Austin yesterday, McCaffrey In tho Chair.
Present—Butler, Crofts, Jilckart, Herrick, Mc-
Caffrey, and Osgood. ■
. Mr. M. E. Voting, Engineer, submitted tbo
following report of work dona from June 16,
1873 to April 1,1671: Jane, 12 days, $96; July,
24days, $192 5 August, 22 days,* $176? Septem
ber, 21 days, $168; Octobor, 18 days, 6144; 1 No
vember, 14 days, sll2 ? December, 11 days, $88;
January;- February, and - March, - platting map
books, $400; two days’ labor on grade-book, sl6.
Total, $1,392, of which sum $791.63 have boon
paid.
Tho Engineer .made a report relative to Oak
Park avenue, north of Chicago avouuo, that tho
groat want of that part of the town north'
and west of the sand-ridge, is proper drainage.
Tho natural • drainage for that part of tho
town is west, but tboro is no ditch
from -tbo- town-line to tho Dosploinos Bivor
through tbo Town of Proviso, with which con
nection ' can bo made, and, until some outlet is
made, tbe Augusta street drain, made at consid
erable , expense, is merely a sink or reservoir,
which, when filled os it now is. becomes of little
uso. Oak Park avouuo needs an outlet into
which tho surface-water at the low places can bo
drained by opening tho ditches at tbo sides; and
tho low places in tho street need to bo raised to
a proper grade. There is no necessity for any
culverts, across Oak Park avonuo, between Au
gusta street and tho town line. By putting in
culverts on each side of Oak Pork avenue, at
oast and west . street crossings, os they are
thrown open to public uso, tho water con bo car
ried into tho Augusta street iIUvU, uud, whoa
soma opening is modo by which that can bo re
lieved, tbo whole dhlioulty will bo provided for.
Tbo report was received, final action being de
ferred until noxt meeting.
S. I*. Warren and others, representing 1,086
feet of land on Oontral avenue, entered a protest
against tbe proposed sidewalk upon that avenue,
representing it as a useless expenditure, there
being already a walk tbo entire distance, except
in front of N. M. Bassett's property. A petition
was presented for sidewalk on both sides of Wal
nut avenue, between Washington and Madison
streets. Tho petition was laid over until next
mooting. An ordinance was passed based upon
tho opinion of M. F. Tuloy, allowing Trustees
compensation for services, and providing that
all bills for services by tho members of tbo
Board must bo made up and coitiflod by tbo
Olerk of the Board from tho records and books
of tho town, and (bat oach Trustee shall ha al
lowed the sum of $3 for each attendance at any
meeting of tho Board, or of any committee
formed or ordered by tho Board, of which com
mittee ho may bo a member.
It is also provided that no committee shall hold
moro than ono mooting, unless authorized by tho
Trustees ? that a majority of each committee
shall constitute a quorum for tho transaction of
business ? that no member shell receive pay for
attending mootings at which no business may bo
transacted 5 and that no member of any commit
tee or Trustee shall receive pay for service, ex
cept for oltendanco at mootings.
Tho Pound Master, John Clarke, submitted his
report, and the sum of $19.25 was ordered paid
to him, Tho Committee on Finance reported
that the sum of $76 should bo paid Messrs.
XJoloeo & Co. for gravol procured of thorn. Tho
printed report of Treasurer Crafts was submit
ted, and, having boon approved, was ordered
spread upon tho records.
The following resolution was offered and
adopted: ‘
Meaolvtd. That tba thanks of this Board be, and are
hereby, extended to N. M, Bassett,'Hbe retiring Presi
dent qZ {•is the impartial wbu.
In'whlcb bo has performed iba duties of bis office dnr
lag tb* last year.
It was ordered that tho following bills be paid:
8. B. Pitmoy, labor, $10: P. Clark, flame, $lO ;
Marlin 1 Smith, for building blx bridges. $72;
William Gullfoylo, labor. $0.76 ; Tilley, Stiles &
Lewis, attorney’s foes, sl6 s Francis Adams, do*
fending tax appeals for 1871. SBOO.
Police Magistrate Unco submitted Ids report,
and tbo sura of $2.06 was ordered to bo paid aim.
‘ On motion, tho Board adjourned to moot Mon
day, April 18.
The election Saturday for School Directors re
sulted in the choice of 11. It. Hunted for Austin;
J. W. Kotllcstringa for Oak Park, and of Mr*
Hanrahan for District No. 8. ,
AMUSEMENTS.
FREE EXHIBITION I
197 STATB-ST.
THE VIENNA
Grai Pm silver Mai,
AND
mom OF HONOR!
AWABDED TO
WILSON
SHUTTLE SEIIIG
maohiite
; ■ " AND
Sample Work!
EMBROIDERED ROBB, filicll cost $2,500.
Opopa Cloaks, Ladies* and Gents 1
Wearing Apparel, Harnesses,
Saddles, Boots and Shoes..
OPEN DAT- AM) EVENING,
Exhibition Oloeea, Saturday .Eight,
■ THE GBEAT ADELPEL.
EASTER WEEK! FESTIVAL WEEK!
HUNDREDS TURNED AWAY!
Entire Mammoth Double Company 1
Return of the Famous Military Artist*,
CHARLES and CARRIE AUSTIN,
SIO-. CONSTANTINE,
Tho Greatest Comic Paaiomlmlst of tho Age. tho Modem
»..»T««-.r„,-,i, Gft,J riolRavol, and
1 mnHlno r i?bl?i&/& 0 wnownadLndjr Panlomlmlit.
QUIBEPPB NORTON, tho wonderful Continental Jog-
WALLACE, tho California F«,orlt“
oPARKn, tho Hercules.
■ ZBQIIINp'and.MOULTON’S Salamander Leap. Tho
renowned WATSON BROS. In now Olympian Feats,
u , ln r f *yMISS FUANKIR.
MISS POLLY DALY, PATTI ROSA, tho FOY SIS
TEItS. BoriJia and Ida; MISS JRN&IB MORGAN.
illio 1 :?, rfioig n'Ros. 5 I "‘ tU ' !U "‘ c bosti nEraoLDS
ei7p Kf ™S;™ Q oußAubua™‘ NElDEß ' a 00imT
CONSTANTINE'S Karo Comic Ballot Pantomime,
'O.O o<o I
REGULAR LADIES' NIGHT-Tlmrsday, April 0.
PRICES— 500, 350. !5o: Hoourod, CSooitra.
ADELI HI POPULAR MATINEE TO-MORROW
(Wcdnofluay), at-3 p. m.
GLOBE VARIETIES.
STJCOBSS I
HOUSE CROWDED TO THE DOOlt!
•Promloont among tho Specialty Artists now engaged are
DELEIj ANTY A UItNOLER’S Entire Novelty and Spe
cialty Tronpo. Also, •
JOHN MORRIS, the only Mystic Change Artist living.
ROBERT NIOKfLE. tho world's PreatiOlgltatonr.
KATHLEEN O’NEIL, In her Beautiful Ballads end
Serio-Comic Songs.
LORA LYNNGRAY, tho Wonderful and Daring Fa
male Gymnast.
. Mbs CARRIE A VERY, tho Beautiful Cantatrlco.
Together with THIRTY OTHERS. forming tho most
DtiuTant Constellation of Bt&rs over assembled atooo
tlmo In this city.
*H l S»BSS?5flfflS e « wUI with DELBHANTY
and HENOLLU'S Comical Sketch of
FTTBT IIST Tliß KITOHBNI
First Regular Ladles* Night, Friday, April 10.
First Gland Family Afaftaoe, Wednesday, Aprils.
Prices—Wo,, 350.. 850., and 15c.; secured. aio. extra.
Matinees, 25c, to all parts of tho house; children, 150.
..MondfA April IpFlnt appoaranco of Miss JENNIH
HUGHES, and a host of other Specialties, due notice ol
which will bo given. ~
KINGSBURY MUSIO HAIL,
■ - HEV, PLOHJEKTCE
McCarthy
■ : : .; .LECTURES
TUESDAY - EVENING, APRIL 7,
•: • At Kingsbnry Music Hall.
Subject: “Who Wouldn’t Bo a Minister?"
Tickets, SOcente; Reserved Scats 29 coots extra. Ro>
served Boats sold' at Keen, Oooko A Co.'s Bookstore; at
Horton A Brother's, 637 Vest Lako-st,: at West Side Li
brary, 839 West Mfldl»on*at., and. at the Box Office at
Kingsbury Hall.
.$110,114.75
gl' MYERS’ OPERA-HOUSE, \7A
Monroc-st., bet. Dearborn and Statu.
Ssj-Arliagton, Coltof&Tenilile’s Minstrels.^
Z, '|Another Groat BUI this Wookt Now titars and.l-M
CQ' Novelties. Engagement of L-,
. -i COTTON «Sc SXEUDTXBJPh
r~3 Tbo groat specialty artists in now acts and foa- r-,
u—i tnros. Booond week of tho beautiful Oriental
burlesque, BLOWN UP ALIVE, or Mauhied 1 —
WIN DEATH. the commissioners. tueoG
BLACK BRIOADR. WAITING HOB A i_—
, . WEST 8188 BTAQIS, '
C*! Newcomb. Coaxtright, Cotton & Blrdao, Ar- . .
■ —-Jllngtnn, Cotton, and Korablo, and oatlro Com-! !
CAJ:pany In a magnificent bill each evening.
MATINBB SATURDAY AT aab. {Sj
MoTIQKER’S THEATRE.
ENGAGEMENT OF TEE POPUP AR ACTRESS
MISS JANE COOMBS!
Who will appear In a aerlos other charming characters.
Monday and Tuesday the groat comedy of
Solxool fox* Soandlal I
LADY TEAZLE ZmISS JANE COOMBS
' Wednoadayand Thursday—The Hunchback. Friday and
Saturday—Lovo’s Baorilloo. Saturday Matinee—Loro
Chose. tßTSeata can bo secured six days In advance.
HOOLEY’S THEATRE.
EXTRA ANNOUNCEMENT. Monday. Tuesday, and
Wednesday Matinee, tho groat English actress
MSS KATHERINE ROGERS,
In her powerful Impersonation of JULIET In Sbakspearo'e
subllmo play of
30ME0 -AJSTX> JTJXiXBX-
Tu r>iopai*tiou LKATT. THE FORSAKEN. Also Dion
Boupioault'a great New York success of MIMI.
AOADEMY OF MUSIO.
TWO PHUFOIUVIANCRS TO-DAY.
IB BTTIB HEHDEBSON
In BARTLEY CAMPBELL'S Beautiful Play,
LITTLE SUNSHINE!
Regular Matinees Tuesday and Saturday.
A LECTURE
UfON
LIFE IN INDIA,
Illustrated by a calcium light and etorooptlcou, will bo
given this Tuesday evening, at 1% o'clock, In tho looturo
rbom of tho Second Presbyterian Church, corner ot
Mlohlgaa-ar. and Tvrontlolh-at,, by Prof. YOKKiE. a
delegate to tbo rocout Evangelical Alliance from tho
Madras Presidency, Southern India.
Tho lecture wilt be froo. A full attendance desired.
Ruuday-sobool teachers and scholars will bo especially In
terested. .
RUNYAN’S
Pilgrim’s Progress
IN 26 ILLUSTRATED TABLEAUX!
At Third Unitarian Church (corner Monroe and Laflln
sis.), Tuoaday aud Thursday Evenings, April 7 ami 8. at
7:45. Tickets, 6UOI Reserved Scats. 760s Children's Tick
ets. 280. For sale at Smith’s, drug stow, corner Madison
•and Paullim-sU.; Uorlou’s Library, Lako-st., near Wood,
and at tho door.
LOOKOUT I
TPB EAST OHANOB TO BEE
Kata’s Aiincal Miisen!
Tito moot wonderful Exhibition oi UUa kind. Hoot col*,
lection of Anatomic*! Hneolmo&o* t
APRIL 11.

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