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CANADA. Difficulties Inherited by the New Ministry—The Riel Case. Agitation for a Prohibitory Liquor Law —Annual Expenditures of the Dominion. Trade with tllo States —A Royal Qov ornor-Qeneral—Eailway and Religious Notes. Prom Our Oicn Correspondent, Ottawa, Ont., April 17, 1874. This prosperous English-French city, situate on tbo dividing lino between tbo old Puritanic settlors of Lanark, Stormont, and Northumber land, and tbo Catholic populations of tbo coun ties lying northeast of tho Ottawa River, has Boon for tho past tbreo weeks in a state of great Bxdtomout. That most momentous thing, so far as its interests aro concerned, THE PARLIAMENT OF THE DOMINION OP CANADA, la In session In tho fine, massive, publio build ings on tho bluffs overlooking tbo noble river. With an absolutoly-uuovontful session, Ottawa is always lively; with such a concurrence of sen sational events as have taken place during tbo past six months, oil gravitating towards tbo present assemblage of Parliament, It was most natural that this city, with its diverse popula tion, should go almost frantic. It is not very long since tbo whole country was excited by tbo holding of a general election. Tbo result of that appeal to tbo country placed Mr. Mackenzie and bis supporters in on assured position of su premacy; but not until tbo present Parliament assembled has on opportunity boon afforded to tbo members of tbo Cabinet to moot tho repre sentatives of the people aud declare tbo meas ures they will submit for tboir consideration. Already tbo now Liberal Government have shown tboir earnestness in tbo cause for which, for fifteen years past, they have boon battling in tbo ranks of opposition, by introducing, as Administration measures, bills for tbo establish ment of tbo ballot; appointment of Commission ers to proceed to Washington to endeavor to bring about closer reciprocal trade-relations be tween this country and tbo United Stotos; tho early presentation of reports from tbo several Departments of State; and by such a rapid economy in the administration of tbo publio service os to bring tears of joy and gladness to the eyes of every Scotchman in tho whole Dominion. A LEGACY OF DIFFICULTIES. It is true, however, that tho ways of the Mackenzie Government, even thus early, hud not boon clear of very embarrassing obstacles. Most of them, indeed, are tho legacy into which they have corneas tho successors of a fraudulent nud corrupt Ministry ; but some are owing to their own desire, during tho late election, to ride two horses at ono time. The Dominion of Canada is very well represented in miniature by its Capital City. Population is about evenly divided between French and English-speaking ’ people,—between Catholics and Protestants. No Government can hold office a day that loses the entire confidence of either party,—it is abso lutely necessary to success that there should bo a largo body of supporters in both camps. The result of this is, that a Ministry is apt to make promises to both parties, and when it is forced to choose, the task is rendered the more or less difllcnlt ns tho strength of character of tho Chief Minister is great or small. No bettor illustration of this has over boon afforded in tho history of Canada than in tho extraordinary squabble that has taken place over tho body of this WORTHLESS SCOUNDREL, LOUIS RIEL. This most notorious representative of the French metis of the Northwest, tho loader of the Manitoba Insurrectionists, was unfortunate enough, in the mad moment of victory, to order tho execution of an Orangeman, named Thomas Scott. From that time ho has boon a bone of contention between tho two nationalities which divide this country between them. To the mass of the French population, priest-ridden and haters of Orangemen, ho has boon a hero,—to tho entire English population, ho has been a criminal, deserving of a speedy trial and a short shrift. Ho was elected to Parliament from tho French District of Provoncbor, but resigned In order that tho late Minister of Militia, Sir George E. Cartier, might havo a constituency whoa driven from his old homo, Montre al. When Sir George died, tho place was again open for Riel, and at tho late election ho was elected by a largo majority to represent the district in the Parliament of Canada, Tho telegraph has kept your readers informed of tho game of battlodoro and shuttlecock which has boon played, Bines Parliament opened, with this arch-conspirator, and it will bo needless for mo to writo at length obout it. Mr. Mackenzie for some time wavered; but at length his own strong Puritanic sympathies gained the ascend ancy ; his Scotch antipathy for tho dirty, uou progrosslvo French metis overcame other con siderations; and, taking the choice of tho least of two evils, ho declared that the Government of which he was chief would never recommend an amnesty to tho offenders in the Northwestern rebellion, which should cover the crime of mur der, cold-blooded and brutal. His determination in this respect was considerably strengthened by the persistence with which ono Mackenzie Bow ell, the Houd-Mastor of tho Orange fraternity in Canada, followed at his heels. Religious hatred is the bitterest of all hatreds, and, as the em bodiment of that religious fanaticism which re gards King William HI. as its glorious aaint, Mr. Rowell has been as merciless as a panther, Tho follow Riel is A TOOR SPECIMEN OF UC32ANXTV to make so great a fuss over. Ho is undersized, half-educated, a religious enthusiast, and im mensely miserable. Fora long time he leveled In the notoriety which his uamo had acquired, and tho incouso of liattorv which was wafted to him from the whole i’rench press made him think himself half-god. To-day, skulking in the little Village of Hull, he is fast being disabused M tho childish idea that in fame there is happi ness,—-in notoriety there Is unalloyed pleasure. Tho follow will see no ono except the priests and the moat devoted of his fellow-religionists. Ho lias most completely “ petered out.” His con duct during the past six weeks has caused him to bo ingloriously kicked out from tho company of heroes, and has shown that tho vanity which led him into danger has failed to supply tho want of brains or courage now (hat tho real tug of war has begun. What will bo tho rocult of Iho present conlliot, it is impossible to foresee. It is certain that it has shown tho deplorable fact that the asperities of religious haired and the jealousies of lace blossom as richly now us they over did in the old days when Upper Can ada, for its salvation, fought for “ rep. by nop.,” and was content to see its Parliament- Houho burned by a mob rather than surrender its principles. a rnonmiToax liquor law. Tho temperance crusade, which Ims swept svor tho Western Staten, bus uot made Us ap pearance iu this country iu tho same manner, out in other ways has clearly shown that tho ipiritof temperance agitation is abroad, and is not confined to any one particular section of country. In Canada it has taken tho more practical form of m effort to pass z prohibitory liquor law. Every iftornoon, when tho Speaker takes tho chair io the House of Commons, tho first order of busi ness is the presentation of petitions. Those generally cover a diverse number of subjects, but sometimes refer to ono subject almost en tirely. At tho present time, the rush of notl llons to tho Clerk's desk is mainly duo to tho earnest desire of so many thousands of Hor Majoatv's llogo-Huhjcols to express their senti ments in favor of the passage of a prohibitory liquor Jaw. Perhaps the most singular illustra tion of the changes brought about by tho Into election took place n day since, Maj. Walker, from London, Ont., presented a petition, C 6 foot In length, in favor of prohibition. Tho Into member from that city was the Hon. John Carl w a brewer I Premier Mackenzie is a total i.bmincr, and, like his whilom colleague and henchman. Mr. Edward Blake, has none of tho potty vices by moans of which ordinary human ity setis to make this life comfortable. OU« ANNUAL EXI’ENDITUIIES. There le~nothhig~nioro remarkable developed In tuo hlatory of tiiin country, under tho Conted cruilon form of govornmont, than tno alarming manner in which ovary year it ia plunging more met more deeply into debt. It ia not ploaaaut to fnoi u doiiclt for two or throo yonro In auoooaalou ; Imt It would seem that tho Bomluion of Canada Imi bofuro it now, no lesa than in tho pant, tho uiinluutiaut proapoct of gening tho annual ox i-.oridiluroo of the country exceed tho amount of ill! icnclpto. Lout year tho rccolpta wore $33,- Bdfi 305: tuo oxpendituroe, $35,387,250, For tho in i unit year, tho alternativo ia prcoontort i either oMim-ely luorc'aoing taxation, of uuttlngdown needful onpendituros, or of again lining mot nest March with an unpleasant deficit. tfho ostlmatod expenditures for the current Tear, 1871- ! 76, in cluding the expenditure on capital account, and the flum required for the redemption of tho pub lic debt, amount, iu round figures, to $42,000,- 000. Of this, $11,000,000 in to bo expended on pubbo works, and will bo ohragoablo to capital account; ana over $5,000,000 will bo absorbed in tho redemption of tho public debt. Tho amount loft to bo provided from revenue for tbo current year is $24,000,000. SOMB OP TUB ITEMS ilmt appear In these accounts are worthy of note. Tho Dominion is expected to pay nearly $1,500,- 000 this year for tho support of a roilftia-forco, and tho maintenance of a mounted police In tho Province of Manitoba. For tho carrying on of Government railroads In tho Lower Provinces, which have no trafllo, and other duties, chargea ble to inoomo on publio works, tho sum of $2,723,000 ifl estimated to bo expended. Half a million dollars is appropriated for ligbt-bouscs and coast-service; $857,000 for immigration and quarantine; and a round million for “civil gov ernment.” But tho most obnoxious item, per haps, is that of $3,767,434 for subsidies to tbo different Provinces, This is tbo item that cou- tiuually blossoms larger and larger. Re-arrange ments, “bolter terms" agitations, tbo additions of now Provinces, and a half-dozen other ways of obtaining moro money, have caused this item to equal tho ambitious frog iu tbo fable in its swelling possibilities. For the year 1871-75 tho Increase in this item Is no loss than $630,0001 Well may tho patriot thank Providence that at last wo have confederated nearly all tho Prov inces owning allegiance to Great Britain, situ ated in the Western Hemisphere. THE PROBLEM how this increased expenditure is to be mot, is one that will oxorciso all tbo ingenuity and Judi cial skill that Mr. Cartwright, tho talented Min ister of Finance, can bring to boar on tho sub ject. Ho has not yet developed any sohomo; but it is probablo that bo may listen to the de mands for an increase in import duties, for a moro watchful collection of tho publio moneys, and possibly for an iucomortax, to meet tbo ne cessities of tbo hour. Canada’s exports to the states. Tho Importance of moro liberal trade-relations between this country and the United States will bo rendered very clear when tbo extent of our business, even under tbo present system, is stated. Thanks to tho extra energy which the now Ad ministration bavo sot about their duties, the pub lio have boon placed In possession of Depart mental reports earlier this season than over be fore. From that on “Trade aud Navigation,” it appears that the value of Oauadlan exports to tho United States last year was $40,600,000; more, in fact, than those to all other countries added together. To tbo mother-country wo sent only $31,300,000 worth of exports ; and to tbo West Indies aud South America, to whioh wo looked for such largo orders, tho totals only reach about $8,000,000. To Franco, the exports figure at tbo ridiculous total of $31,000,000. The imports from tbo United States figure up to $47,735,708 s from Groat Britain, to 633.552,- 776. Tbo total business between tho States and this country amounted to about $00,000,000; with Groat Britain to over $107,000,000. A ROYAL aOVERNOR-OENERAL. Our codfish aristocracy have been much ex cited over some dints that hare boon dropped from persons high in official lifo, that it was nob beyond the range of possibilities that Canada might, In the near future, hope to have a Gov ernor-General in whose veins should course the blood of Royalty. It has over been thus; and 1 doubt nob honest, sensible Chicagoans will ho tempted to agree with mo when I say, that from the most ultra-Domooratio ranks spring some of the most sycophantic and contemptible of Roy alty-worshipers. Canada is blessed with its full complement of grocers andlivory-stablo-kcopers, brewers and bakers, who have amassed wealth, and now would gladly surrender their hopes of admittance within the pearly gates if, by chance, they could be allowed to hobnob with a sprig of Royalty hero below. Those Colonial quidnuncs would only ho too glad to settle that voxodquos tion with our good mother Victoria, as to what shall bo done with her numerous progeny, now they have grown up, by deciding that the latest married of the batch bo sent to play for four years as Governor-General of the Canadas. At the bare possibility of such a thing, middle-aged men have in secret wondered how they would look in knee-breeches; and old ladies, who should concentrate their thoughts on the future life, have agitated themselves into agues over the distressing problem of how low on the shoulders, and how long at the heels, it would ho the O. K. thing for their court-drosses to bo. The Scotch, however, have never boon enthu siastic over the Brunswick dynasty; and, with regard to the lately-married Duke of Edinburgh, they have not forgotten the foot that he never paid bis debts in Australia, and sold dirt-cheap some of the most costly presents made to him by his mother’s subjects in that far-off Province. From those the cry has gone up: “Deliver us from a Royal Governor I Help us not to a Vice roy who already has shown that ho possesses all the faults and none of the very raro virtues of the Brunswick family.” And the wail has risen so plaintively, and from so many thousand throats, that, notwithstand ing Disraeli is bossing tho Royal family of En gland just now, and is desirous of reconstructing the Colonies of Groat Britain in tho most au- S roved Tory way, ib is beyond doubt that the ow Dominion will not havo forced upon it a charactoristically-stingy representative of tho stingiest Royal house of all tho crowned families of Europe. RAILWAV-NOTE3. At Inst tho mighty have fallen. Mr. J. O. Brydgos, Director and Manager of tho Grand Trunk Railroad of Canada, has resigned, and only awaits the appointment of a successor to retire from an oilice over which, for tho past decade, ho has presided. Mr. Brydgcs is by far the ablest of our Canadian railroad-men; but he has had to fight against obstacles which would havo disheartened tho most courageous. - For some years ho was connected with tho Groat Western Railroad, and took hold of tho fortunes of tho Grand Trunk at a time when the future of -the road looked absolutely hopeless. It is true his management has not been faultless; bo has committed serious blunders, and has resigned now because, under tho now London Directory, his views on certain points are not supported. Mr. Brydgcs had charge of ouo of (hose mon strosities,—a railroad built by Government con tractors, that ate up in repairs of way all tho cash that should have gone as profit into tho pockets of the shareholders. Ho had (o contend with a climate the most rigorous and extreme, lie had to face a corrupt political system, and snatch trade from the most conservative and slow-going people ou earth. Ho hud to with stand tho complaints of a peculiarly sensitive nation, and make heavy aggregate receipts out of a trade which, along tho whole length of his lino, won viewed with dislike and distrust by the persons living alongside. Tho Dominion did not furnish him sufticieut tratlio, and, when ho caught through traffic from the West, in tho face of sovoro competition, Kanucks growled and complained that their wants were overlooked. MR. RRYDOES* RESIGNATION may bo indirectly connected with the defeat of tbo Macdonald Ministry. Mo was a warm friend of Sir John Macdonald; and tbo Hon. Georgo Drown, of tbo Toronto Globe, was Ids bittorost enemy. Tbo former was defeated; tbo latter was victorious. Now that Mr. Brydges has been retired, there are tbo usual manifestations of crocodile tonrs, and tbo expressions of rogrot that tbo abilities of so able a man should be rn a fair way of being lost to tbo country. Mr. Brydges is ono of tbo most pleasant, finely educated gentlemen in tbo vast army of rallroad oflloinlß of America. Ho narrowly escaped Knighthood once; and, although ho has injured DOO people on bis road, never enjoyed tbo pleas ures of boing scratched himself. THE CANADA BOUTIIEUN 11AILROAD is making a gallant light to secure tho right of approach ana joint use of tho Suspension Bridge at Niagara Palls. Tho Groat Western Company resists tho claim, which in being preferred before the Hallway Commissioners in this city, ami claims tho oxcluaivo right to tbo bridge. Homo of the legal luminarioa of thla Province have, however, decided against thin claim. RELIGIOUS HECirUOCITV. A few days ago, there was a peculiar soono enacted in a little village-church just outside this city. Tho Hector was rather given to High- Church services, which fact elicited some rather harsh expressions of opinion from two of his parishioners. As a result, ho excommunicated the offending members, and they wore sent forth without scrip or hope of glory. Tills took plaoo several months since. On last Sunday, tho pas tor extended tho hand of fellowship to the two gentlemen again, confessed before his congre gation that ho had boon in error, and. with much mutual shedding of penitent tears, tho erstwhile disgraced sheep wore once again admitted to tho fold. Surely, tho rarity of Christian charity is not so great, after all. The prospects of tho Heformcd Episcopal Church,—the Hov. Hr. Gallagher pastor,—in this city, are brightening. There is qulto a lively interest taken in its success, towards which the foolish ebullitions of temper of tho Protestant Episcopal authorities have not a lit.Uo contributed. Canadensis. Vanilla* Vanilla la manufactured out of no oriental shrub or snhstunco, but from tho Juice of Hr trooH, coniforin. which, oxidized, results in va nilla, with a few grains of which a dozen pud dings may bo Havered, and of which an ordinary Hr contains Hvo guineas 1 worth. The greatest quantity of it at present comes from Scotland. THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1874. LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. Water-Pipes, Gas-Lamps, and Street- Eepairs. Applications Awaiting the Aclion of tho Council. "Wliat Encli Ward "Wants. In tbo following column will be found a com plete list of such of tho applications of prop orty-faoldors for local improvements in tbo shape of water-pipes, gas-lamps, and street Improve ments as are still In abeyance, not having boon passed upon by tbo Council. Those have boon collated from tbo records of tho Board of Publio Works, and, in tboir arrangomont by wards, they will be found particularly interesting to prop erty-holders. FIRST WARD, Street Improvement*— Paving Couch place, from State to Michigan avenue. SECOND WARD. Nothing. THIRD WARD. Water-Pipes— On Twelfth street, from present terminus to Illinois Central Railroad grounds. Street Improvements— Paving Wabash avenue, from Harrison to Twenty-second. Paving Clark street, from Harrison to Polk. Widening State, from Harrison to Twenty-second. Opening Thirteenth, from State to Fourth avenue. FOURTH WARD. Qas-Lamps— On Grove, from Stewart avenue to Archer avenue. Sewers— Portland avenue from Finnoll to Alexander street. FIFTH WARD. Water-Pipes— On Prairie avenue, from Doug las place 225 feot north; from Thirty-third to 60 feet south of Thirty-fourth street; from Thirty-fifth street 600 foot north. On State street, from Thirty-fifth to Thirty-ninth. On Wabash avonuo, from Douglas place to Crip pen; from Thirty-fourth 100 faet south; from Thirty-fifth to Thirty-sixth. On Thirty-fourth,. from State to Wabash avenue. On Oolfaz ave nue, from Thirty-fourth 100 foot north. On Thirty-eighth, from Dearborn to State. On Thirty-sixth, from Wabash avonuo to Michigan avenue. On Michigan avenue, from Thirty-fifth to Thirty-sixth. On Egan avenue, from Cottage Grove avenue to Langley. On Indiana avenue, from Thirty-sixth to Thirty ninth. On Thirty-eighth, from Dearborn to State. On Thirty-seventh, from Vincennes ave nue to Stanton avenue. On Thirty-first, from Bhurtlofl avonuo to Stewart. On Stewart avonuo, from Thirty-first to Thirty-second street. On Thirty-seventh, from Dearborn to State. On Thirty-first, from Buddon to Stewart. OnThirty so vonth, from Stanton to Vincennes. On Thirty thii'd, from Rhodes avenue to Vernon.. On South Park boulevard, from terminus south of Doug las place to Thirty-seventh street. Street Improvements— Opening Cottage Grove avenue to College place. Sewers— Prairie ovonuo from Thirty-first to Thirty-fifth. Thirtieth street from Wabash to Michigan avenues. Oak avonuo from Stanton to Vincennes avenues. Cottage Grove avonuo from Douglas to Egan avenues. Myriok avonuo from Thirtieth to Thirty-first. Vincennes avenue from Thirty-sovoUth to Tnlrty-ninth. Roy street from Prairie to Calumet avenues. Vernon ave nue from Thirtieth to Thirfcy-flr.it. Thirty-first street from South Park to Cottage Qrovo ovo mines. Thirty-second street from State to Mich igan avenue. Forrest avenue from Tiiirtjrflrst to Thirty-fifth. Calumet avenue from Thirtieth to Thirty-first. Prairie avenue, from Thirty first to Thirty-fifth. Cottage Qrovo avenue, from Thirty-fifth to Thirty-ninth. Ellis avonuo, from Thirty-fifth to Thirty-ninth. Indiana ave nue, from Thirty-fifth to Thirty-sixth. Douglas place, from State to Clark streets. Twenty ninth street, from Indiaua avenue to State. Thirty-seventh street, from Lake avenue to Langley. SIXTH WARD. Water-Pipes— On Butler street, from Twenty olxth to Napoloun place. On Grippcu from Wabash avenue to Michigan avom\o. On Twenty-fourth, from present terminus to Wentworth - avonuo. On Watervillo, from Lancaster to Columbia. On Fuller, from Church place to Bridge. On Reu ben, from Archer avonuo to Looon, On Looen, from Reuben to Park. On Archer avenue, from present terminus 500 foot west. On Thirtieth street, from Wentworth avonuo to Shurtloff. On Hanover, from Twenty-sixth to Twouty niutb. On Twenty-seventh, from Hanover to Stewart avenue. On Twonty-svouth, from Hanover to Wallace. On Burnside from Nineteenth to Archer avenue. On Douglas place, from Hoisted to Wallace. On Twenty-sev enth. from Garibaldi to Stewart avonuo. On Portland avenue, from Thirty-filth to Thirty sixth. On Thirty-fifth, from Shurtloff to Port land avonuo. On Emerald, from Thirty-first to Thirty-third. On Lowe avonuo, from Thirty fifth to Thirty-sixth. On Mills, from Reuben to end of street. On Thirty-fifth, from Arnold to Wentworth avonuo. On Jones, from Archer avenue to Mulligan. On Garibaldi, from Swift place to Thirty-first. On Oneida, from Halstod to Auburn. On Quinn, from Thirty-first to Wrong. On Fox, from Lancaster to Spring er. On Springer, from William to Fox. On Garibaldi, from Twenty-seventh to Thirtieth. On Dashioll. from Thirty-oixth to Thirty-sev enth. On Thirty-seventh, from Dashioll to Wal lace. On Lock, from Archer avenue to Fuller, and from Lyman to Archer avonuo. On Emer ald, from Thirty-first to Thirty-fifth. On Thir ty-fifth, from Wallace to Sanger. On Twenty-fifth, from Wallace to Butler. Ou Fake, from Lyman to northern terminus. On Springer, from Ullman to Fox. On Fox, from Lancaster to Springer. On Thirty-eighth, from Halstod to Laurel. Ou Haynes, from Archer to Lyman. Ou Sumner,from terminus to Thirty-first. On Hanover, from McGregor to Twenty-fifth, from Twenty-sixth to Twenty-eighth, and from Twenty-ninth to Thirty-second. Ou Twouty sovouth, from Hanover 120 feet ease. Ou Laurel, from Cayuga to Thirty-fifth. Ou Twouty-nlntb, from Hauovor to Wallace, On Thirty-first, from Lock 600 • feet enot. Ou ‘Hickory, from Fuller to Doeriug. On Lowe avenue, from Lancaster to XSO feet south of Springer. Ou Cologne, from Deoriug COO foot oast. Street Improvements— Widening Halstod, from Archer avenue to Egan, Opening Farrell street, from Thiny-ftrst to Hickory. Opening Hanover street, from Thirty-first to Egan avenue. Widening Thirty-first street, from Halstod to Laurel. Opening Haynes street, from Arolior avenue to Lyman. Opening Ashland avenue, from the canal to Archer avonuo. Sewers —fXicltory atroot, from Main to Door ing, Wentworth avouuo, from Archer RYouue to Tbirty-brst. Buddau atroot, from Twoutv-aixtb to Twenty-eighth. Avobor avouuo, from tho South Branch to Boora atroot. Arnold atroot, from Twouty-aovouth to Thirtieth. Halatcu atroot, fromThlrty-firattoTblrty-iilnth, Twouty niuth atreot, from Wentworth avouuo to Clarlt. Deoring atroot, from Archer avonuo to Thirty-* iirat streets. Main atroot, from Arohor avouuo to Thirty-brat atroot. SKVENTU WARD. "Water-Pipes— On Lallin, from Twenty-second etreet south 700 feet. On Eugenia, fiomltoboy to Hoyne. On Thuon place, from Tyler to Har rison. On Throop, from Evans to Twonty-soo oud. On Blue Island avenue, from Uarbiuo to Twentieth. On Throop, from Clayton to Twen ty-second, On Clayton, from Throop to Loomis. On Throop, from Evans to llarblno. On Twenty-second. from Hoyno to Oakley. On Twentieth, from Hoyno to Oaklov. On Throop, from Twouty-flrst to Twenty-second. On Sumner, from termi nus to Twenty-ninth. On Boveuteouth, from Loomis to Lallin. On Eighteenth place, from John to Brown. On Sampson, from Wood to Lincoln. On Leavitt, from Twenty-second to Ambrose. On Ambrose, from present limit 800 foot east. (Jaa-Lampa— On Nineteenth, from Halstod to Centro avenue. Street Improvements— Cindering Western av enue, from Ogden avenue to West Twenty-sixth. Opening John place, from western terminus to tho Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Hailroad slip. Opening lliuman, from Ashland avenue to Blue Island uvonuo. Widening Twenty-second, from Ashland avouuo to Western avenue. Widening Ashland avenue, from tho river to West Thirty ilrst. Opening Twentieth from Centre to Blue Island avenue. Scioeva— Union street, from Oanolport avonuo to Twenty-second stroot. Lislo shoot, from ilalstod to Uaiou. Ashland avonuo, from South Brunch to Mitoholl stroot. KIOIITU WARD. irafer*P(pcs-~6n Loomis stroot, from Rebec ca to Catherine., On Ogdon avonuo, from Twelfth stroot to Wostoiu avonuo. On Wostoru avenue, from Twelfth stroot to 800 foot south of Iroo* toonth. On Hil.choll street, from Western avo- nuo 400 foot west. On 'Western avonuo, from Fourteenth strict to Ogdon avonuo. Grt«-L(impfl—On Brown street, from Four toontti to Sixteenth. . On O’Brien stroot, from Jefferson to Hoisted. Street Improvement*—' Widening West Twelfth stroob from Ogdon to Crawford avonuo. <Sctcera—A portion of Ashland avonuo. . . NINTH WARD. _ Water-Pipes— OuTylorstroot, fromThroop to Loomis. Gas-Lamps—On Ewing street, from Blue Isl and avonuo to Canal atroot. On Dosnlalnoa atroot, from Harrison to Twelfth. On Bunker stroot, from Canal to Hnistod. On BoKovon street, from Canal to Ilalutcd. On Williams slroot, from Aberdeen street to Centre avonuo. Street Improvements— Paving William street, from Aberdeen street to Centro avenue. Fay ing JolToraon street, from Harrison to West Twenty-second. Sewers— Aberdeen street, from Folk to Elev enth. Sholto street, from Taylor to Eleventh. Kansas strbot, from Throbp to 400 foot west of Lallin. TENTH WARD. deicers—Quincy street, from Bosplalnos to Its western ood. ELEVENTH WARD. Gas-Lamps—On Flicker stroot, from*Klnzio to Ohio. On Ohio street, from Union to Sanga mon. Street Improvements— Favlug Fulton street, from Canal to Elizabeth. Severs— Carpenter street, from Kinzio to Hub bard. Morgan street, from Indiana to Fourth. TWELFTH WARD. Water-Pipes— On Plum, from Loomis toLaf llo. On Loomis, from Harrison to F!um. On Lallin, from Harrison to Folk, On Folk and Spruco, from Lallin to Loomlp. On Nebraska, from Throop to Ashland avonuo. Gas-Lamps— On Noblo, from Huron to Mil waukee avonuo. Sciccrs— Laflin street, from Adams to Jackson. May stroot, from Fourth to Indiana. Flizabcth stroot, from Hubbard to Indiana. . May stroot, from Lake to Baudolph. Congress street, from Throop to Wostorn avonuo. Loomis stroot, from Twelfth to Nebraska. Nebraska street, from Throop stroot to 400 foot west of Lallin. . Sheldon stroot, from Carroll to Bopot placo. Carroll stroot, from Ada to St. John's placo. Bopot place,- from Ada to Woat stroot. A portion of Ashland avonuo. THIRTEENTH WARD. Water-Pipes.— On McGrath, from Hoyno 400 foot west. On Winchester avouuo, from Van Baron to Tylor, On DoKalb. from Flournoy to Loavitt. On Hoyno, from Tyler to Flournoy. On JacUaou, from terminus west to California avouuo. On Adams, from Rockwell to California avonno. On Robsy. from Second to Eugenia. On Campbell avouuo, from Clayton to Van Horn. On Van Horn, from Campbell avonuo to Roboy, On Hoyno, from Tylor to Harrison. On Flournoy, from Robov to DoKalb. On Harrison, from Leavitt to Oakloy, On Tylor, from Ogdon to Oakloy. On Paulina, from Tylor to Polk. On lloboy, from Southwestern avonuo to Birch. On Harrison, from Roboy to ; Ogdon avonuo. On Taylor, from Ogdon aveuuo west ono block. On Wood, from Tylor to Taylor. On Taylor, from Wood to Lincoln. On Loav itt, from Polk to Taylor. On Taylor, from Ogdon avonuo 500 foot woat. On Lako, from terminus 060 foot west. On Momoo, from California avouuo west ono block. On Wilcox avonuo, from Webster avouuo to Califor nia avouuo. On Paulina street, from Tylor to York. Ou Winchester avouuo, from Madison to Adams. Gas Lamps— On Western avonuo, from Madi son to Twelfth. On Wout Harrison, from Ogden avouuo to Loavitt. Sired improvement—Widening West Madison, from California avonus to Crawford avouuo. Severs—A portion of Ashland avouuo. FOURTEENTH WARD. Water-Pipes— On Columbia, from Fox to Till man. On Lincoln, from Kinzio to Carrol. On Dillor, from Fulton to 123 foot south of Kiuzie. On Fulton, from California to Oglcshv. On Oglesby, from Fulton to Lako. On Western avonuo, from Kiuzie to Grand avonuo. Ou In diana, from Hoguo to Loavitt. Ou Broom, from Indiana to Fourteenth. Gas Lamps— Ou West Lako, from Rockwell to California avonuo. Ou Pago, from Hibbard to West Kiuzie. On West Superior, from Milwau kee avenue to Ashland avenue. FIFTEENTH WARD. TVater-Pipcs—Ou Keonon street, from Pau lina to Wood. On Newton street, from Thomas to 300 foot south of Division. On Lincoln street, from Thomas to Division. Ou Wood street, from Divlsou 700 foot north. On Elston road, from Armltago avonuo to Paulina street. On Division street, from 100 foot oast to 100 feet west of Linoolm Ou Blackhawk street, from Nobio to Halt. Ou Holt street, from Blackhawk to Blanche. On McHenry street, from North avonuo to Blanche street. On Wood street, from Milwaukee avouuo to Waubansin and from Milwaukee avonno to Division. On Holt, from North avonno to Blackhawk, and from terminus to North avonuo. On North avenue, from Wood to Roboy. On Clybourno place, from Elk Grovo to Roboy. On Ilomor, from Robey to Oakloy. Ou Groomvich, from Roboy to Loavitt. On Anmtago, from railroad grounds to Western avonuo. Ou WUmot uvonuo, from Hoyno 450 foot wout. On Wood, from North avenue to Waubausia, On May, from Huron to Erio. On Waubausia avenue, from Hoyno to Robey. On Hoyno, from Milwaukee avenue to Wilmot ave nue. On Ridgovillo road, from Clybourno place 270 feet south, and from Waubausia avonuo 300 feet north. On Eugenia avonno, from Milwau kee avenue to Park street. On Fowler, from Park to Roboy. On Dudley, from Thomas to Augusta. On Thomas, from Lincoln to Dudley. On May, from Second to Erio. On Paulina, from Waubansia 200 foot uorth. Ou Fowler, from Loavitt to Evergreen. On Ever green, from Milwaukee avenue to Loavitt. On Rucker, from Chicago avouuo to Milwaukee avo nuo. On Hoyno, from North avonuo to Ever green. On WUmot avonuo, from Leavitt to Oakloy. On Ogdon avonuo, from Adams to Twelfth street. On Grand avonuo, from West ern avenue to Artesian aveuuo, ami from Artesian aveuuo to Fourth siroot. Ou Wood from Ellon to Division. On Blackhawk, from Holt to Noble. Ou Holt, from Blackhawk to Grovo. Ou Robey, from Milwaukee aveuuo to Lomoyno. On Commercial street, from Oly bouruo place 460 foot north. On Cornelia, from Milwaukee avenue to Ashland avenue. Oas-Lamps—' On West Erie, from Milwaukee to Noblo street. titreet Improvements— Paving West Chicago avenue, from Ashland avenue to Wood. Open ing Morgan to Milwaukee avenue. Opening Wilcox, from Oakley to Western avonuo. Sewers —Dickson street, from Division to Dlaokbawk. Mark street, from Second to Chi cago avonuo. Front stroot, from Milwaukee avonuo to Hnlstod. West Division stroot, from Milwaukee avonuo to habited. First street, from lloubon to Biokordlko. SIXTEENTH WARD. WaUr-Pipes—On Boutb Port avonuo, from Orchard to Halutod, and from Webster avenue to Olybourn avonuo. On Burling, from Halsted 400 feet west. On Webster avenue, from Orchard to Hnlstod. On llaoluo. from Olybourn avanue to Fullorton avonuo. On Biasoll, from terminus south of Olybourn aveuue to Contra aveuuo. On Itaciuo road, from Clyboum to Krugor. On Krugor. from ilnoiuo road. On Lincoln aveuuo, from Bolden avonuo 460 feet southeast. On Division, from Astor to Stone, On Osgood, from Coutro avonuo to Wobstor ave nue. On Burling, from Sophia 400 foot south. On Clyboum avonuo, from Ward 800 foot southeast. On Webster avonuo, from Ward to Osgood. On Orchard, from Bopbia, 260 foot south. On Bhofliald, from Oontro avenue to Sophia. On Fubrus, from' Webster aveuuo to Sophia. On Bopbia, from Lincoln avenue to Clark. On llucine aveuuo, from Webster to Boldon, aud from Wobatov aveuuo to Fullorton. On I'abluu, from Wobstor avonuo to Fullerton. Scwtrs—Mohawk stroot, froui North avonuo to Wisconsin. Eugouia stroot, from Wells to Bedgwick. Fraukliu stroot, from Wisconsin to Monomiueo. llurlbut stroot, from Bopbia to Centro. Fullorton avonuo, from llaolno avonuo to Clark. Sedgwick stroot, from Monominoo to Contro. Coutro stroot, from tbo North Branch to Lincoln aveuuo, Westoru avonuo, from tbo North Branch to Southport avonuo. Larrabco stroot, from Coutro to Monomlnoo. llmhiit street, from Contro to Menominee. Willo-y street, from How to Orchard. Grant place, from Larrabeo to llurlbut. Olybourn avonuo, from North avonuo to ono blook north of Willow street. Halsted stroot, from Contro to Willow. SEVENTEENTH WARD. 'Wakr-Pipca— On Aator, from Goethe to Baukls. On Mohawk, from terminus 50 foot south. On Hawthorne avenue, from Larrabeo to Division. OaS’Lamps—Oa Wioldaud, from Bohlller to North avenue. Street Improvements— Widening Granger, from North Wells to Sedgwick, E lOUTEENTH WARD. Waler-ripes—On Hawthorne avenue, from Darraboo to Division. ‘ (Jfls-ZanijM--0u Oak atroot, from North Franklin to Western terminus, and ou Wesson, from Chicago avonuo to Division, NINETEENTH WARD. Water-Pipea—On Whitney street, from Dear born oast 250 foot. TWENTIETH WARD. irator-P/pw—On Superior, from St. Clair to Lake ; ou Kingsbury, from Superior to Chicago avenue. THE FARMERS. Organization of the Cook County Association. Speech by Mr. Wentworth—The Con- stitntion. Election of Officers* A meeting of Cook County, farmers .was bold yesterday in tho lower Kingsbury Muslo Hall. The gathering was summoned to meet at noon, but tho mighty spirit of tbo movement—tho Hon. John Wentworth—did not put In 'an ap pearance until about half-past 12. lu tho mean time, the farmers talked over crops and polities. When Mr. Wentworth appeared, ho called them familiarly by tboir Christian names, asked tbom if they remembered certain events which occurred when Chicago was a swamp, and ho a boy, oyer so long ago. Ho shook hands arouud tho circle, made a few characteristic faces, and mounted tho platform, took oft bis bat, and with tho round knob on tbo cud of tbo sapling bo need as a walking stick, called tho mooting to order. Tho agricul turists took o(T their hats, sat down, looked at Mr. Wentworth, who surveyed them calmly, and, rising to tho fullness of ills extraordinary alti tude, began to talk. MB. WENTWOIITII’S SPEECH. “ Gentlemen, farmers of Cook County,” ho began, “ will jou come to order ?”—and to order they immediately camo. ’ Ho then went on to say that since ho entered that room an idea which was applicable to thoir case had struck him, and whou ho was struck by a now idon bo always found it boot to lob It out. Ho wanted to recall tbo yoar 1837 or *3B, whou tho farmers of Cook County bad combined for solf-protootlon against n common enemy—tho laud-specu lators from all ovor tho United Status, who triad to gobblo up all tho land and oust tbo farmers. Then as now tho farmers differed hi politics, then as now they differed in religion, thou as now they differed lu Interest, but still they mado a common light against a common enemy. Thoir enemies woro laud speculators, who expected to drive them from thoir farms aud gobble them up. On one sido woro farmers with strong aims and justice to back them ; on tho other sido woro speculators strong in monoy, and which they wanted to buy all land offered for sale. Tho land being sold at fiublic auction was liable to bo bought by spocu ators. Tho formers had come from too East, settled on laud, built a log but, but did not own tho land, as they could not buy against tho speculators of tho United States. Tho farmers combined and put their eases In tho hands of an agent. They dolled tho speculators to bid against them. [Applauso.] Then as now They who would be free, Thciußolveu must strike the blow. They had not to strike very much either. Tbo eases was similar with tho exception of a quarter of a century difference. History repeated itself, and now they wore repeating tho movement which was thou successful. [Anplnuso.] Ho understood they wore then to adopt a constitu tion, and ho would ask Mr. Hammond if*ho was ready to report. THE CONSTITUTION. Mr. Hammond called on Oon. Hotchkiss, who read tho document. Its provisions woro as fol lows : ARTIOMS I. This organization shall bo known as tbs Cook County Farmers’ Association. Its object shall bo tho promotion of tbo moral, social, Intellectual, and financial welfare of those whose pri mary interest Is in tho successful cultivation of tho soil. By a freo and public discussion of all matters rotat ing thereto. • liy tho cultivation of a more general acquaintance, comparison of opinions, and narrations of tho results of experience, liy encouraging ladopondcnco of thought and unity of action. Ily labors to expose and prevent the Imposition of monopolies, corporations, and patentees, and of sel fish, corrupt, nml special legislation ; to restore a uni form standard of values, and to reduce cud equalize tho burdens of government, and far such a reduction of salaries, fees, and perquisites, as shall remove from tho public mint! tho lost hope that ollico-holding con ho relied upon as a permanent means of livelihood. By instilling Into tho minds of tho young a proper appreciation of tho ennobling and health-invigorating iDUueaco of ail hinds of manual labor; of tbo mlvau lego of the experience of their fathers in tho sumo pursuit, and of tho fact that agriculture affords tho greatest field for tho demonstration of science. By enhancing tho comforts oud attractions of homo and by discouraging tho over-changing dictates of fashion. By inculcating tbo importance of buying loss and producing more, of diversifying crops, or adapting them to tbo peculiarities of tho soil, and of calculating more Intelligently, nud using mors profitably, tho probabilities of tho weather. Aud by co-opcrutlng with all Slate and national or ganizations having tho same objects in viow. Provided (hat Cook County farmers only were eligi ble for membership. ARTIOI.E tv. provided for a Prcsldcutnnd Vice-President from each of the throe Congressional Districts ; a Treasurer aud Secretary, tho President, Vice-President, and Secre tary to bo an Executive Committee. • provided for quarterly meetings and special mootings, to bo called by tho Executive Committee, ARTICLE VI. provided for annual fees of sl, aud for amending tbo Constitution. Mr. Dalton moved that tbo report of tbo Com mittee bo accepted. Tbo Chairman asked all those In favor of adopting tbo Constitution to 'say “ Ayo,” and boy oil said “Ayo,” no it was adopted. SIGNING THE DOCUMENT. Tbo Chairman wanted everyone to atop up and bird tbo Constitution, saying, “ Como now wbilo tbo pool is troubled, or some ono may atop in before you.” They all “stopped In” to tbo number* of about forty. TUB BY-LAWS wero adopted. They provide ruloa for the gov ernment of tbo olUcote. provide for meetings to bo held on the last ■Wednesday In January, April, July, and October, in Chicago, in aomo place to bo provided oy tbo Executive Committee. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Tbo following oUlcers wore elected for tbo en suing year: President-- John Wentworth. Vke-VresidetUa— First Cougrcaßlonal District—A. H, Dalton 5 ■ Second District, 0. T, Hotchkiss ; Third Dis trict, William Waterman, Secretary— J. M, Allen. Treasurer— William Patrick. . John Humphrey suggested tbo appointment ol a contract agent, which was referred to tbo Exec utive Committee. Tbo President was instructed to represent the Association in Stato aud National Conventions, or to send a substitute. Tbo mooting then adjourned. AMUSEMENTS. OPERA POUFFE. Tho opera of ** Gonoviovo do Brabant," MrliloU woe given last evening at McViokor’a, drew tho best house of ibo week, and, as it contains more muslo, and somo of the most legitimate muslo Offenbach baa over written, it waa a tout of tho capabilities of tho troupo, and a tout which did not givo thorn a very high position in compari son with other troupes which have boon hero. Tho groat fading of this troupo is in a musical point of view. What litllo is worth singing in Olfonbach’a muslo is very often slighted. For instance, tho ueroimdo duo in tho first act of " Gonoviovo," which could bo made very offocth o by two good sopranos, was very Ineffective, owing to tho weakness of Milo. Staid. Tho part of tho Ihike wus given to Jutoau instead of Duplan, for somo reason, ibo latter taking tho rolo of ouo of tho gons d'armos, and wan nmdo quite Interesting by his vivacity and spirit. Tho flunlo of tho third act, which is ouo of tho host buriouquos on grand opera Offen bach bus overdone, was not put on tho stago with tho customary, brilliancy, and was also lack ing in tho force and dun necessary for tho proper effect. Even tho gone d'urmcs duo failed Vo mako its usual hit, notwithstanding Leouyor's efforts to carry it through. Duplan, admirable as ho Is in somo rolca, is not adapted to tho rolo of l l Uou, Aimoo Uorsuif did not scorn to bo in her usual spirits, and this may have thrown a damper on tho rest. Tho only ouo who soomod to bo In good trim for work was Juteau, and Ida roaourcoa are inexhaustible. TUia evening “BaiboBlouo" will bo given. THE BAIIDATII-KOIIOOE JOUILKU, An audience only modornto in numbers was present at McCormick's Musio ilall last evening, on Iho occasion of tho first of tho union Sab- Imth'sohool jubilee concerts, for tho benefit of Everybody's Mission Sabbath-school. Both tho worthiness of the object and tbo onjoyablo character of tho entertainment should have called out a larger attendance. A prettier sight is rarely seen than half a thousand girls and hoys in concert array, while tho gouulno juvonilo ring of so largo a number of woll-tralnod voices is at once novel and rofreshing. Tlio young sters sang together in a manner most creditable to the skill aud patience of Mr. Stobhlus, whose seloolions for them wore vory Judicious. Tho programme was varied by some inntoftslljr ren dered quartettes by Mrs. 0. A. Havens. Miss Mina llommolsa, Mr. Bliss. ami Mr. Blobblns, au<l one of Kuckon's songs by Mrs. Havens, who was warmly oncoiocl, Thm lady has a sweet, true soprano votco of moderate volume In tho mldulo register, and of unusual power In tbo upper tones, together with a peculiarly unaffected aud pleasing method, Tho little folks give two performances to-day, afternoon and evening, in McCormick's Music Hall, being assisted in tbo afternoon by Mrs. Havens and Miss Jlommoiss, and In tbo evening by Mrs. Chandler. Mrs. Babion, Mr. Sprague, Mr. Sabion, and Mr. W, C. Collin, tho latter contributing a solo on tbo orchestral organ. MOVING, Yesterday and To-Day Devoted to cihaniflng ISesideuccs* Tbo decadence of many of tho customs of tbo good old bygone days has boon mourned over and over again, both in poetry aud prose ; but tbo world’s steady march from tbo romantic to tbo commonplace has not been stayed for an instant. Of all tbo days In tbo year this ono marks most plainly this retrogression or progress, according as It may strike different people of tbo world. Not so vory many years ago the Ist of May used to bo celebrated by a general turn-out of bnppy villagers, who spent tbo day gathering flowers and jumping, baud in bond with the girls of their choice round a flowor-bodockod polo, whoso top stood on lino with tbo apex of tbo. village church stooplo. With tbo lapse of time, how ever, all this has boon changed, nnd oven in *• Metric England,” whore conservatism tends to tho retaining of old customs, good aud bad, wleo and silly, not a vostigo of tho old Hay-day sports is retained, a consumma tion which was doubtless helped on by tho ex ceedingly doleful ditty of the Poet Laureate, in whoso sonorous numbers tbo troubles of a mori bund May Queen who had boon ruthor too much of a flirt, uro recorded. Unfortunately, tbo passing away of the May-day frolics was sue coedod by an institution as full of misery as tbo otbor was full of fan, a bug-boar whoso fiendish tortures recur to somo unhappy people at yearly periods, and are cheerfully epitomized under tho single ominous word “moving.” THE MOVING MANIA is as universal ns it is miserable. to no ono locality or clues, and it promises to bu as permanent as small-pox or tho measles. The amount of unhappiness it oconsiouß in Chicago alone is incalculable. For weeks before tho oc currence of tho direful anniversary, tho sloop of benedicts who bavo determined “to more” is broken with horrible nightmares, in which thoir vision is tortured with tho recurrence of tho misfortunes attendant upon previous Ulttingo. Their nightmare is A SUCCESSION 07 DISASTERS in which wrecked pianos, broken bedsteads, drunken teamsters, soaked bedding, irate land lords, lost offspring, demoralized Saratogas, shattered mirrors, comfortless meals gulped from a window sill, abed on the lloor, and barked shins and knuckles, avo but a few of tho milder chimeras which torture his over-wrought imagination. And to tho partner by his sido come visions of oroupy children, a now homo grimy from collar to garret, un wonted entomological pursuits, carpels that will not fit, audacropof'disappointmouts gener ally. Hardly loss full of inquietude Is tho rest of tho landlord, who dreams of rents unpaid and fly by-night tenants until ho rues tho day that ho in vested his money in house-property. Notwith standing tho terrors of moving, each succeeding Ist of May buds its votaries at tho shrine of house-changing. Some people are not happy if every yoar they cannot shift Into now quarters. For them A LOVE OP CHANGE makes up for the love of borne, and with ruth less band they pack up trunks and furniture, and, without a regret for tbo fond associations which must cluster round oven tho homo of a year, they effect an annual change of base, tako a now house with a now landlord, join a now church, vote for a now Alderman, patronize other street-cars, until, in tho course of time, they cannot toll exactly whore they have lived, and are loft in amazed bewilderment when ono day thoir oldest boy expresses a desire to gaze upon tho homo where bo achieved hia first birth day. Not theirs is tho hallowed reeling which non-movers bavo for tbclr homo, whoso every nicho and nook has a story to toll of domestic pleasures; whoso every room recalls memories which though not necessarily happy, still bavo the knack of endearment. Even though tho tenant year in and out of a house has tho melancholy knowledge that ho has paid for it over and over again, still, tako all things together, bo bas at any rato tho advantage of tbo perennial flitter. Measured by tbo rule of majorities, however, the movers are a more influential body than tho stayers, ■ TUB REASON'S FOR MOVING from a house being more in number and in urgency than those which prompt tenants to remain. Among the prime causes for a “Hitting” are disagreeable neighbors, following tho parson who has bad “a call” to divine pastures in a different division, un healthy locality, necessity of increased accom modation or elegance, an uupropitious landlord, and not unfrccpiontly the desire to escape un paid vent. It may not bo generally known that iu Chicago one out of every three tenants has a poi cut desire to change quarters once a year iu order to got rid tho unpleasant responsibility of his landlord’s account. And it may bo an noying to the shysters whoso knowledge of tho law respecting the relations of landlord and tenant is one of their richest mines of lucre, to publish tho fact that if it is a tenant’s wish to successfully FLY FROM RESPONSIBILITIES, the odds of his accomplishing his desire are all in his favor. In the brat place, tho landlord to hinder tho sudden llight of a tenant whom ho suspects of harboring such a felonious intent,’ must get a Constable iu the house. Now tho “ liy-by-nigUts,” as this peculiar class of tenant is called, by reason of tho hour at which they invariably make their hcglra, are aware of tho fact that a Constable has a right to force an entrance into tho house, and, for days before tho anticipated flitting, they keep watch and ward over front-door, back-door, and win dews lent an insinuating stranger effect an entry. Those days are to tbo “lly-by-nlghte ” days* of anxious guard and suspicion, and to tho Constable a time- of endless exertion and strategy, Tbo former view with doubt every motion of oven tho unoffending milkman, who is obliged to hand tho lacteal iluid through a side-window, any attempt ac conversation .on his part being promptly snubbed, while tho peri patetic sewing-machine and lightning-rod men are at once assumed to bo bailiffs iu disguise, and knock they over so persuasively and per sistently their efforts are treated withsilout con tempt. THE CONSTABLE trios every means iu his power to got a foothold into tbo citadel. Ho is as groat an adopt at dis guises ns a protean star of tho first magnitude, and in a dozen different characters ho trios to worm himself into the family’s confidence and front parlor. Sometimes, not often, ho suc ceeds, and. monarch of all he surveys, ho thou exults iu tuo fact that tho law ie triumphant,and rests bis weary limbs, muddy hoots ami all, on the front-parlor sofa, leaving it uot until tho dis comfited tenant patches up an inglorious truco with his victorious landlord. The success of the Constable, however, is tho exception. Generally speaking, the intruder is kont out until tho hour of departure has arrived, for tho lly-by-nlght has a keen secret far a Constable, whoso mal odorous presence loaves a trail that is quite easily detected even by tbo uninitiated. It is when THE MOMENT OV PEPAItTUEE has Arrived that the must consummate general shin ou tho part of tho paternal Jly-by-night in called for. Midnight is the moat fuvorahlo hour for Buch departure. and at that hour tho family are energetically but noiselessly astir. At this hour tho llttlo lly-by-nlghts aro found with nil tho clothes they possess crowded upon their hacks, with a few articles of domestic use super added, andapioco of crockery In each bund? and ns tho. fond father gazes upon bis utilized off springs ho ceases operations for an instant to ejaculate with religious fervor: “ Blpssod is tho man that hath his qutvor full of thorn.” Tito maternalllyhy-ulgUt, similarly overloaded, peeps anxiously from n window to boo that tho coast io clour, while tho father wraps tho solitary house hold trunk up in a bod-tick and deposits it and tho rest of tho household gods in tho wheel barrow and huuU-oart which wore surreptitiously smuggled into tho houso a wook boforo. At Inst everything is ready, tho elght-duy clock strikes in muUlod touo a subdued “ouo” from tho midst of a voluminous shroud of shoots and blankets; tho paterfamilias seizes hold of tho hand-cart; his spouso, as truo to him as tearful Mrs. Micawbor to bor maudlin lord, grasps tho handles of tho wheelbarrow, and out of tho buck door tbo procession moves slowly into the alloy, tbonoo into tho street, and through that to tuo now houso, leaving tho old ono empty and baro to ro-ocho tho footsteps next morning of the boftlod bailiff and oxasporatod land lord. It may not generally bo known, but tho fnot Is that among a number of residents tbls midnight Hitting and shirking of rout responsibilities is quite popu lar, and that tho landlords tuo driven to thoir nit. ends at thin tlmo of your In anticipating anill ranking provision nsnlnnl mioh occurrence “ Happily, however, for the landlord., oucli occurrences are to tho ’ resi’eotarle, fi.ittinos only in tbo proportion of one to two, The lat ter take plaoo In tbo daytime, and If tbolr occur rence lacks tho romantic incidents and surround ings of tbo midnight event, there Is enough dis comfort connected with tbom to all concerned ta make them quite ns memorable. By a strange accident to many flitters in this city, tbo Ist of May, to perpetrate o bull of tbo worst kind, happened this year on tbo 80tb April, or to put It plainer, a portentous coincidence caused tbom to auto date tbolr moving ono day, and consequently tbo majority of tbo moving that was destined to bo done this year was accomplished yesterday. This coincidence was tbo happening of tbo Ist of May upon ft Friday, and who would dare move out of nn old bouse, and much worse into a now bouse, on a Friday? Everybody, knows that a ship launched on a Friday will go to the bottom sooner or Inter, with nil on board; that a boy bom on Friday is destined ultimately to be hanged or go to Congress; in fact, tlmt any en terprise commenced upon that ill-starred day will end in unavoidable disaster. Thus It cams that SUPERSTITIOUS HOUSEHOLDERS Mw.ix.j.i uwuo uvuoi.uv/ui/j'«ua yesterday packed up their goods to avoid tho’ ovil influences of unlucky to-day, and filled tho streets with ponderous wagons groaning under burdens of accumulated domestic gods. In do ing so, they wore abundantly fortunate. Anxious patorfamillasoa who had boon studying tho ba rometer and Old Probabilities for a week past, worrying themselves with tho prospects of a day, did not havo tho discomfort of tho day intensified by such a disaster, and, when they retired to rost after their hard day's labor, on tbo floor or billiard-table, at least they had tbo comfort of dry bod-clothoa. A WORD OF COMFORT may be pleasant to tho oar of those who, bray ing superstition, will enter to-day into tbolr now homes. Friday, is not, in reality, tho unlucky day, but quite tho reverse. Tho ancient Saxons looked upon it as the lucky day, and it was tho churlish priests who, in order to remove all tho Impressions left by Baxon religion and customs, craftily insisted that, instead of a day of good it was a day of evil omen. Unfortunately, tho latter idea gained ground, but vory littlo study of early English History will prove conclusively that tho Saxons woro right, tho priests wrong, aud that any man who moves into a new houso to-day need not bo alarmed that ho is pre ordained to suffer from a recalcitrant landlord, disagreeable neighbors, a damp collar, poor ventilation, rats, lire, or any other of the thou sand ills that the householder 100 often is hair to. It is confined THE COURTS. UllscolJassoous Ihtsincsi Transacted TToutoniay. B. M. and 0. 8. Hough bled a bill In tho Su perior Court yesterday, complaining that they bavo boon taxed $820.85 on $60,000 of personal property. Tboy claim that they do not own any porsonalproporty in this county whatever j that tboy bavo never been called on to list auy prop erty, and banco did not pay any attention, or eupposo tbnt auy such mistake would bo mado. An injunction is therefore asked against H. B. Miller, County Treasurer, to prevent him from collecting said tax. In tho divorce case of Boss v. Boss, a Bocelvoi was appointed of tho goods and furniture In No,< 1000 Wabash avenue. Judgo.Trco is engaged in trying tbo case oi W. J. Carroll against the Michigan Central Bail* road Company. The action is to recover $50,000 damages for tho loss of a largo amount of Jewel* ry belonging to the plaintiff, which was burned on tbo defendant’s train near Bacbanau. UNITED STATES COURTS. Adolph Zeller and Nikolaus Stoll filed a bll against John M. Brunswick. Julius Balko, Moao? Bonsingcr, Anthony F. Troeschor, and Loo Bchmidt, to prevent them making or vending six-sided billiard-tables, such as are covered by. complainants’ patents, and asking for an account of the profits on those already soldi A discharge was issued to William Gifford. A creditors’meeting was ordered in tbo ease oi Joshua. Walker, to bo hold Juno 10. A discharge was issued to David Brown, Moses O. Brown, and Benjamin F. Brown. The proceedings against James Wadsworth wore ordered to stand dismissed, unless objec tions are filed in ton days. In the matter of Ezra B. Lincoln an injunction was issued against Emily J. Martiuor to prevent bor obtaining possession of No. 531 Michigan avenue, which she claims under a protended deed. SUPERIOR COURT IN BRIEF. Lorenzo P. Savage began a suit against Samuel Gregor and George Sparling for SI,OOO, and another against Elizabeth J. Itodofor, for a like amount. Friododch Schwarz began an action for $5,000 against John Dllg. Silas vi. Smith brought suit in trespass against the Chicago & Alton Railroad Company, laying damages at $25,000. Anna M. Brown sued Charles E. Brown for SO,OOO. Carlisle Mason & Go. brought suit for $2,500 against tho Now Mexico Silver Mining Company, of Chicago, and Jared Spalding, CIRCUIT COURT. The Schureraau & Hand Mantel Company Hied a petition against Joseph S. Reed and Joseph E, Moss for a mechanic's non on the Briggs House, corner of Wells and Randolph streets, to tho amount of $0,240.35. John D. Brlzzolnra began a suit in trespass against James Brizzolara and Louis Brlzzolara, claiming $10,001). - George Prank began an action in trespass against 11. H. Bhufcldt, W. O. Egan, S.E. Egan, and John W. Geary, laying his damages at SIO,OOO. Frank Radlcowski sued Paul Kurkowski and Frank Kurkowski. claiming SIO,OOO damages. In tho matter of tbo estate of Richard Ran dall, tbo appeal being withdrawn, letters testa mentary wore issued under an approved bond of SIO,OOO. E. M. Morrill was appointed guardian of Henry P. Morrill, a minor, under an approved bond of $1,500, August Kautz, Sven Oloson, John Brown, and August Uliu wore severally tried by jury for alleged insanity, and pronounced insane. Tuo will of Thomas Condor was proven, and letters testamentary wore issued to John Pound er, under an approved bond of $12,000, The case against Mary Reardon of alleged in sanity was, on motion of tbo County Physician, dismissed. In tho matter of tho estate of Joshua 11. Shaw, Louisa M. tihaw was appointed administratrix under an approved bond of SO,OOO, Tho will of the Into Jahn C. Rank was proven, and letters of administration were issued to Mrs. S. Rank under an approved bond of SII,OOO. Judge Rogers—2so, 25)2, 801, 305 to 80S, in clusive. Judge Booth—lßo to ICO. Judge Tree—No call. Judge Farwell—No call. Judge Moßoberts—‘JO to 111, except and 103. Judge Jameqdk— l27, 130, 131, 182,131 to 113, 144 to 160, inclusive. Buimnion Couivr—CoNKtaaioNfl. —Matthew M. and Igquo L. Smith v, Andrew liubacek and Prank llonniiß, $22.%—T, 0. Sweeney & Son v, Frederick Bubnov und Barbara Rolmoy. sßo%lfl.—A. R. Palmer el ul. v. Mlcbaolßyun. sl77.3s.—Edwin Hunt & Sons v. James Weeka, ,sl7i?.C7. , JuDGK Moßoumrrs.—T.E. A. Wolcott v. 0. B. Hough, jo oy _p, jj. A. Wolcott v, P. M. Almlui and O, a”' Buwne, $2,027.117.—5im0n Held ot r.l. v. Mlcbccl Burelbuoli, The Wuukcaha National Hank v, U E PJokot, s374.—Hau Newcomb v, Robert Doyle; verdict. $1,030, and motion for new trial. Junnn Jaukson.—John 11. Rosa v. Richard E. Hatch, £475 ffl —Edward Henley v. James 0, Grant and John Price: verdict, slll. and motion for now trial. Ciuouit Count—iloHffEflazoNs.—Oharlet A. Street ot oh v. John Keller, $173.35. juuub Booth.—.John Riley v. John McAeuoy, ver dict, sl3B.ll7.—Jerome Wilcox v. U, C. Wilbur unit Sweczoy, sl7o.7o.—Elizabeth McDowell v, James Mur ray ami August McGowan, sl2, and judgment on verdict.—Prcderlck Soutag v, Rudolph Hukumji, Prairie Stato Loan k Trust Company, and Tho Bark of Chicago. 16.15.—E, P. Cobs v. Amos J. Snell, David Cole, und Charles D. Colo, sls. Judoe Turns.—A. D. Clark v. 8. J. Jones, $2.15,-- George D, Hull v, Thu Hank of Chicago, $2,086.31, Tlio Green Outgo, A correspondent writeo to tho last numbor of Notes and Queries that tbo origin of tho narro “ groou gago ” is that tho plum whs brought iiuo England, about tho nnddlo of tho lust century, by tho Hoy. John Ongo, a Homan Catholic pricsv, In soiiio way conneolud with u monastery or con ventual establishment in franco, Tho laws of thotimo against Homan Catholio priests wore so severe that Mr. Gago lived abroad, but frequent ly visited bis brother, Blr Thomas Gage, of lieu* grave Hall, near Coldham. in tho County of Bar folk. In ono of iheso visits bo brought over from the garden of the monastery grafts of tliis excellent fruit tree, which were cultivated in tbo garden at llcngravo Hull, and soon wore spread throughout England. ITEMS. BANKRUPTCY ITEMS. TUB COUNTY COURT. TUB CALL. JUDOMKNTS.