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n Bo Oritanizcd on tlio Division
tt*" or BriKndo Plan!
■ nci or nissatisrnction itiiu iho
i (W ‘ tD jniiiord mu,
& b Bute* Mttios the Military, a
****' .pptilionl Organisation.
corrc.ponJont it Hnrlnffnd.l
W« T.'K A(ljl.-(1CT1. 111,11.nl Tum
“'"l'Smim l" 11,0 .h"r?o« m.a. nmlti.t
dint lie bail .ntroptlllmuiy
tun w*|il» own lor llio olic orc
i«w.a“ iJ-Nnlltor* Uomtnlllco appointed lor
b r lh c • n . jutitarJ .toted Hint llioro
lb. P" roo L'' „ r meeting, ot llio Committee,
“J--an*•» *“*•
,rd . .klVomratuoo H ero prc.cnt, It no. ro-
W' l mnnstnl two rode, to llio Legislature,
(tlrrfloP'" yin division .organisation
«"• Ji.lor-Ocner.l, and tho oilier
* llb orcnnlMllon, without n Mnjor
vnb.WS, 1 " l)jo codeSi |, O ..Id, Were pro
,L senate and Homo Oommlltcoa on
Affairs on the ns.cmhllng of the Leals*
Committee, of which Mr.
1! h Chairman, took llio two code., and
..retd to report upon tho brlffado organ
"* (pvorotily. With thla dcel.lon Oon. •
lo , l ,?°i..tilio had nothing whatever to do.
S 1 Ul iuilwd farther Mated that there would bo
line of the Military Committee that night
‘“S before which would appear don.
of EimiEhanvden. Ilnmlllon, ot
J* lilin.olt. Ho .Old that, os for
Kiltie being a political organisation, aa
'! “a b , gome, politico had nothing wlintover
fr»lth lMi.d eomoot Uio highest omeor.
this action, a
-remitter veslcniar visited eevernl
Sr scnuenicn, and nsked them what their
B! isSlng lit the matter was.
“nr j r. Weeks, Surgeon of Brigade on tho
nSsl’Oeo. Torrence, with rank ot Lieutenant-
Kib,. the first man seen. Ho said ho
. to fi n n W ifldllv account for Uio shortness ot
mlo”K" ® laonl ” bl! c *hhor dispatches,
Tn» MBMonr or obn. dilliaad
~a anything he had ever hoard. Tliero
ffiTfflcn.cn appointed on this Military
Jwitttce as follows: Adjutant-General Hill-
SrtMltam E. Strong, of Ohlwroj don.
Kwa Wood, of Effingham; Gen. K. D. Ham
£ of Quircy, and Llcut.-Col. Weeks, Sur-
Sot Chicago- This Committee held three
mwtSnn one In Chicago, one In SprlncAeld
OrtSSfand the lost one also In[Springfield,
Vor W. This was the lost meeting of which
ihe Catcago members of the Committee had
iqtnotification, and at this- gathering acodo
«u drum up containing the division
DitioUation, and this was the only
Md* brought before tho Committee.
None of the Chicago members woru ever null
ta of another code, nor of any further action
of the Committee, until lho*lattcr code was
rrejented to the Legislature.
* flm. Strong ami Llcut.-Col. Samuel Appleton,
Co Qcn. Ducat’s staff, and recorder for the
tfimmiucc, made the same statement as Dr.
Weeks la every particular. Tho general pre
lotantloo is that Gen. Hilliard, Gen. Hamilton,
itul Gon. Wood got together and arranged a
cevcodo without consulting the other mem
bers. and never nolltlcd them. Whether this
wis larreptltlous or otherwise, the people can
determine from the facts presented.
With regard to the political features of tho
tnllltli, Qcu. Hilliard soys there arc Democrats
Holding high oflkci, etc. Of course there are,
mdwhvnol! So far as Chicago Is concerned,
HUnot the Democrats who are kicking against
taming the nitlilia into a political machine, nor
Is it the lleuublicans, hut It Is everybody who
bu the interest of the military at heart t for
tier know that, when thla is accomplished, the
efllcleDcy of tliu troops Is forever destroyed.
Tlie state pf affairs which Gen. Hilliard
chins exists now, the officers and
men In tho militia service desire shall
continue to exist, and that is what they are
bothering themselves about; for they think they
ue In the scheme for removing, or legislating
out/of existence, the-Division Headquarters,;
ilib the Major-General, a movement to plnco
the entire military of tho Btato under the con
trol of one man, uml hts ofllco to be subject to
of tin! Governor. Then, tu making
it would bo a plum which the Governor could
bold out.to Ebmo man of political Influence
tcouch to nSsisb him In ccitlnc elected,
and In carrvlnc out . his schemes after
be was elected. It would matter lit
tle whether his education mul ability
fitted him for the place or nut. Then that mau
would be st the bead ot the entire State troops,
with the highest rank as an officer.
Hie literal meaning of the term “Adjutant”
is an assistant; one who sees that the com
mands of a superior are carried out. Id tlio
army, It means an'officer who bees that the or-
Ats o! a coinuiundhig officer urc executed, ami
attends to ull the details of the same, and re
ports to bis superior. The whole military sys
tem Is a wheel wtihlna wheel. The same prin
ciple that governs an army governs a single
company in a regiment, ana Is found to exist
lo all organizations. Tims, the whole
body of troops is commanded bv a
uenerml. a Major-General, nu Adjutant-General,
sic., ordinarily omitting the office of Llcuten
anWiencral air useless In the command of an
srmy, although Gen. Shurldan, of the United
BlatssArmv, Isnn exception, anil his office ex
pires when he retires, being merely created as a
recognition of meritorious service. The oreonl
rstlf-n of a regiment Is the same. It Is officered
by a Colonel, a Lieutenant-Colonel, n Malar,
ana to Adjutant, with an Interior rank, whoso
duly i: is to attend to details and see that the
orders of the commanding officer arc
oMcutrd. A company Is officered by
* Captain, a First and a Second
Ueutenimt. The First Sergeant performs the
Iu?. fl . antlcs * or a company tiiat an Adjutant
does for a regiment, that nn Adjutant-General
rf*^ 80 0 division, or a bficadc. The
only difference In the offices Is lu rank, and In
me case of the company the Adjutant Is a non
commissioned officer. •
' Vlt ? general principle In view, the offi
i 10 m Jlltla tnlnk if they are not right
iJ!? flcht, utul they are determined to
S;!Jf }h® thing through to the end. In this they
the 8t t * upport °* roaKioiutary man In
in Vi!. ,!! ary Comhdltce, composed of officers
, *,. BR,Pllla 8R,Pllla organizations In this citv, held
iiU .!£ mwUne yesterday afternoon, at which
amnArt (| f seven reported their
S« n «n ttc S l » t0 11,0 w, l known as “Senate No.
Pc . f . ,,ro t > liat body. The document was
t l mt l * lc P B rtV who drew tliu original
1’ X cc °gnkd It. Most of the recoin
by the meeilnV IU BU^comm *^ to wora accepted
headof,. 0 /. aI1 ’ Ul 9 organisation with a division
ItUwpf a Major-General. and stall wos
that *i. ‘F P r °wmt law, with the exception
from Mii ri,l h OJ Adjutant-General was reduced
r ‘i Uunera i t 0 Hrlcadler-Qcnerul, and
lroffd e Tfn nf,u ai ?J lt3oo ‘ *“Btcad of 93.000. as
ilowlu. Ullllard'e new bill,-the 1800 being
cerssna i' 1 * for clerical work. The pay of otll
vunoim,,.. l, f ! '!. wen in thiio of active dutv
officer, a jatcrlally changed. The rank of stall
C** 41 lowered, The Adjutant of aregi
on* h» M TOn , lbo Captain,—which
88 thi. cllinße ‘l' 08 11 u feori!d »y sumo
tliberin A "oulu make . trouble; ho has
Wreta V a , n^f< * , aS FWt-Llcutenant. It was
iSiihlf. l Jf r ,^ lmcnt ®l>ould bo formed of not
with a Colonel,
oi 11iiium’^ 1, .? ,U! l| u, 'd Major. (Tho new bill
Colonel^!, ( i H A llctt l,U} Important office of
10 a liurry ’ which was
°l«hfi?nr 8 n ( ? n,e u , ! cu . Bßton regarding tho term
ihnt iw raaH t, >omo taking the
Me. but hi . lhr , ue ?'««• would be better than
‘b fs»or of »iw , ?i* ur ty of 11,0 Committee voted
It. it ihuU!. , Uvu ' year term, m«l very oroper
*hkb " “" 8a "‘ore substantial basts ou
°fmcu. Work * besides obtaining a better class
eucamni!!!, H ,e t-’ommlltoo provides for
e *PeQie a »nI,n 1 ,n l t3 '. ll ‘ e officers, feeling that the
»vision for 0 toocrcnt « but retains tho pro
of the dVuti^u l i prai -' u ‘- L ‘* But 0»o main feature
loffiehonA 88 , r . u , vlB £ (1 » * b l«*» must bring 11
•Wmilo J i,^h ot ll] B Granger, Is a very con-
Resent bffi bS£r 01 n Of Q ,ho appropriation. The
bcb,re H‘ e Senate provides for an
Which I«,I. *|‘ l '** 01 *niATloic of 1200,000, «
tbu Adjuiiut n y 10 loft to the discretion of
which 'li lcnttral of tlm State, $40,000 of
irmorlei go toward inaiuUlulug tho
Uooi. » n ,i ,l different organlxat
Mfmin 2 \ (ft the remalulug |I6U,UUO to
GsDGiMWni. of Uio Adjutant
tlf*, etc. Ti.“L?l ,i:uu, pments, riots, coutlngen
to shflr iV b ca ?.° Military Commlltoo pro-
eTm r m ln° „ bUI lu « *V" of
*Mioo to im t?. 1 ,?’ 1 10 am °unt Tor eschorgsnl*
0 ‘fmmsuder of the same for
aud Uie latter to muster bis
men nifty oath previous to drawtmr his portion,
mill make a trllu report under oath of the active
members upon Ida roll. In addition to tide, It
Is provided Hint a contingent fund shall bo net
aside of from fB.OOO to SB,OOO. Tbrn it In pro
posed to limit the mllltta of the State to 8,000.
and in tide wav tbo entire appropriation need
not bo tit Hip nuleldo over SIOO,OOO, or a redac
tor "* ‘
.i df $70,000 from Illlllnrd’s hill, bo called.
Finally, It was decided hr Urn Committee to
meet tlm Senate mid Homo Joint Military Com
mittee, which wn§ appointed Tuesday to meet
fit Iho Clrnml Pacific in this-city nextr Monday
afternoon, at wlilah tlmo ihc revised bill will bo
presented and thoxlalms of Iho ofllccrs urged.
Bovcrnl nmttern woro yesterday loft In statu
quo until the Springfield Committee can bo
Tim Commissioners Arranging to Take Up
the First Issue of IlondS.
, The South Park Board is at urosent negotia
ting tho sale of *SO,QUO of Us twenty-year
bonds for tho purpose of taking up an equal
nuniberof bonds of the Arst Issue. By tho orig
inal South Park act the Commissioners were al-.
lowed to sell bonds, not to exceed $2,000,000,
to pay for (ho land which was purchased for park
purposes. By tho act of 1871 they were allowed
to Issue other bonds, running not to exceed
twenty years, the proceeds of wh'ch wore to bo
used solely la taking up these bonds. An ar
rangement has been made with tho New
England Loan & Trust Company, of
which Mr. Short la President, by which It lakes
$500,000 of theso second bonds at 07 cents, and
advances the money which tho Park Commls
* sioncrs will uso In calling In bonds of the Arst
series. There have been some Intimations of
complaint to llio effect that this prlco Tyos 100
low, since the bonds are Quoted at 102. though
it is doubtful whether there have been any largo
sales ot that figure.' One thing which, perhaps,
Interferes with these bonds, widen, under ordi
nary circumstances, would stand as high ns
those ot Cook County. Is that they are nut
strictly twentv-year bonds. An annual tax Is
levied Jfor the purpose of gradually redeeming
them. When a certain sum haft been collected,
It la optional with the Commissioners to
call in whichever bonds they please. The? are
not, therefore, necessarily ami absolutely twenty
year bonds. A certain bond may be called in In
one year, or two. or not for nineteen, and, there
fore, doesn’t make os good an investment as
bonds which absolutely run twenty years. There
was a rumor that the negotiations for the flnnt
tng of these bonds were being conducted by Mr.
Clmnncoy Bowen, and those who believed In the
rumor were somewhat surprised that he should
have been chosen for that purpose, owing to the
peculiar relations which he sustains to the South
Park Board. It ts reported, however, from a
competent source, that Mr. Bowen Is not
conducting theso negotiations, lie Is a stock
broker In Now York, and occasionally buys
up Smith Park bonds when they are wanted lor
redemption. Ills fnmlllnrity with llio bonds
makes him a good person for that purpose.
Some time ago Senator Bash Introduced In Uio
Legislature a bill extending the time for the
payment of the last two South Park special as
sessments, tho reason asslghcd being that It
would bo fl fearful burden upon tho properly to
pay them right off, they being tho heaviest of
all the assessments. It Is now stated that there
wos an ulterior object to this bill,—that 11 was
Introduced with the hope that, If passed, It
Would invalidate those'assessments; that, In
some way or oilier not dollnitoly explained, the
passage of this law would glvo the tax-Aghters
a ground for lighting and upsetting them.
Some ol the Park Commissioners are In favor
of Uio bill, tlilhklmt.it ft proper measure In view
of tho reduced value ot property In Hyde Park
and the extreme dlAlculty which land-owners
And In paying their taxes; believing, further,
that It makes no difference whether the pay
ment of tho assessments Is delayed or not, since
the money will come In ultimately, ami the taxes
will bear so good a rote ot Interest as to make
it a fair Investment. Others, on the oilier hand,
ore strongly opposed to tho bill, fearing that it
will Invalidate the assessments.
It Is understood that Mr. Jolfo R. Walsh, who
was appointed early last vear a member of the
South Park Board, has decided to resign, owing
to the (act that ho connot attend to tho multi
farious duties which ho has to perform as Presi
dent of the Western News Company and also
serve as a member of tho Park Board.
Another TJtcrnry Coincidence.
The Cincinnati Commercial ot yesterday morn
ing Ims anothcr.arilclo on what Prof. Mathcwa
ratslit call “Iccltlmnto assimilation versus lllo
gltimalonpproprlatlon,” mulln parollolcolumns
prints extracts from the Professor’s book,
“Getting OiU»4ho World,” ami a lecture, enti
tled “ The Jmirncy of Life,” delivered at Mag-
nolta Halt, Cincinnati, Deo. 23,1878, by W. 8.
Cnppcllcr, the present Auditor ot Hamilton
County, O. The similarity between Urn two Is
os crcat, If not creator, than that between the
Professor mul Mr. Venable, also of Cincinnati.
The Commere'al says:
Wo should liko to believe that William Mojhowi,
LL.D., is as much Indebted to W. 8. Cappollor,
Esn., for valuable Plena and phrases as he un
doubtedly was to Prof. Vcnnblu hi the instance wo
have already noticed. The Imprint on his volume
Is more recent than that of Mr. Cupollor’s pam
phlet; nnd were It not for the suggestive 1 * fortieth
thousand," ttoro'glu ho assumed from the almont
simultaneous nppcarnncoof the volume In Chicago
and the pamphlet in Cincinnati, that William
Mathews, I.L.U. and W. 8. Capellor. Esq., had.
been in unconscious rapport or psychical harmony,
duo to one and the same inciting or stimulating
cause, and had evolved from their innorconsclous
noss (with liberal drafts on the exciting cAuso) the
same thoughts, ideas, words, and phrases.
Hut wo tlo not propose to decide between the
Chicago Doctor of Lawn and the Audilorof Hamil
ton County in this matter, may bo those
who. even if Cnppeller wore convicted of borrow
ing from Mathews without credit, will regard it as
an example of that justice which is
Illustrated in too economy of tno natural world,
»• Fleas hare other (leas to bite 'em.
And so on. inl(t(j!rtfiwrii. n
Onecan Imagine the satisfaction Mr. Cappellcr
must have had in pronouncing Ins lecture before
the audience In Magnolia Hall. There was a risk,
of course, tout there might ue present some reader
and admirer of ••OollingOnln the World,” who
would perceive a remarkable likeness between
lecture and essay. Hut such risks are not hazard
ous. The greater danger was that some one
would discover to whom both Mathews
and Canpcller were indebted. Hut the mlstdko
was, after having got oil so successfully st Mag
nolia Hall, anu with so flno a reputation as a liter
ury mau and a popular lecturer, to rush Into print
with It. It was second only to the blunder of those
politicians who write letters marked personal and
cotiHdentltil, which rise up to plague them In a
mysterious public manner, and when it Is most in
convenient to have them In print.
Of course we do not accuse Mr. Cappollor of un
recognized Indebtedness to Mr. Mathews. Ho may
be able to show that Mathews Is Indebted to him.
There Is danger of a controversy here as to priority
of authorship as protracted as that about the
authorship of “The Heautlfiil Bnow,” “Hook Mo
to bleep, ” and other morecaux of prose and verse,
the paternity of which Is claimed hr a score of
people. Hut it is to bo hoped that this sense of
literary freedom and privilege due* not extern! to
business olTalrs and olllcial duties.
Bvrelnl IhtDalch to Tht Tribunt,
Grand lUpidb, Midi., Feb. 13.—The Grant!
Lodge of Knights of Honor of Michigan closed
their annual sessions hero to-night. The next
session will bo held at Jackson, on tho second
Tuesday In February «l next year. Tho follow*
lujr ofllccrs, all grand, wero elected and
Installed: Dictator, John W. Thorn^
of Owosso; Vice-Dictator, Charles 11.
Dyer, of Grand , llupids; Assistant.
Dictator, Willi# Merritt, of Tccumsoh; Chap
lain, Hubert Conkllng, of Lapeer; Reporter,
N. W. Webber, of Detroit; Treasurer, Jacob
frown* of Detroit; Guide, G. \V. Barbour, of
IcntouvHlo; Guardian, C. V. Beobo, of Lowell;
Sentinel, It. U. Llpoluuott, of North Branch;
Representative to * Supremo Lodge, 11.
F, Thomas, of Allegan. Tho Order
lias grown (rom 1,000 members to 0.750 In tho
titutu during tbo past year, and tho llnamcs aro
In admirable condition. Orcr two-thirds of Urn
members voted to-day not to withdraw from (ho
Supreme Lodge, and decided to make an effort
to secure some modification lit tho Lllo-lmmr*
once laws of the Slate', which are now said to
hinder the prosperity of the Order.
Philadelphia, Fob. The annual meeting
of the Iron yind Steel Association was held to
day, James Park, Jr., of Pittsburg, presiding.
Resolutions were adopted congratulating the
Iron trade ot tho country upon the resumption
of specie payments and gold basis for
values; commending Congress fur re
solving to maintain la circulation
1300,000,000 legsl-toudor notes, and attributing
to protection tho present favorable condition of
trade. The Secretary of the Treasury was
thanked lor his efforts to secure the favorable
administration of the laws relating to customs
duties, and the correction of abuses which have
especially affected domestic manufacturers of
Iron and steel.
Mental Freaks of a Well-Known
West Side Physician.
Clean Gone on Masonry and a
Brace of Murderers*
How Ho Cured George Hiller of
For some tlirca or four weeks past the people
In the vicinity of West Madison Street Station
have been observing certain Indications In the
talk and conduct of R. Tlilbodo, M. D. f which
led Irresistibly to the coucluslan Unit the doctor
was more or less “oft,’’—ln a word, mad as a
March bare. Thlhodo had rooms over Hclland'a
drug-store, at llm corner of Madison abd Dcs
plalncs streets, and was of eburse Ircqucntly In
the store, where ho met and talked with
a number of people who toll some very
queer thlntra about him and his guinea
on. One evening he came into the
store, went behind the prescription counter, and
burst out crying. Holland asked him what Hid
row was, ami Thlbodo replied that be hadn't
anybody <n Uio world to care for him. The
drugslst chafed him a little, told htin to brace
up, and Anally induced him to atop crying. A
day or so afterwards, Helium! began to hear
other strange things which Tldbodo either said
or dbne. The erratic M. D. all at once seems to
have taken a peculiar and most unaccountable
aversion to Helland, with wham ho
had always been on friendly terms,
and !to have cron gone so far os
to tell one of his patients not to
go to Holland's to got a prescription Ailed, be
cause, U she did so, she was liable to get poi
soned. Dr. Fleming subsequently saw (he
prescription and says U was correct, which
would go to show ttmt-Thlbodo know how to at
tend to business. In the meantime some of the
members of Kilwinning Lodge—of which
Tlilbodo was elected Grand Master a short time
ago—also begau to observe some queer actions
on the doctor’s part, which set them to think
ing Uiat bla mind was not right. Ho seemed to
bo possessed by the Idea, that ho had
gotten track Of a couple of murders committed
several years ego, and was wont to tell his
friends that ho had gotten the murderers "dead
to rights; that ho had gotten Masonry down to
a Ano point, and that lie was going to send the
aforesaid murderers to hell right away. In
short, ho appeared to bd thoroughly upset on
the subjects of murder and Masonry,—pnrticu
lary Uic latter,—and Ids friends, to ana out of
the lodge, began to discuss the propriety of
writing to his father, who lives at Kingston,
Canada, to come hero and take his son home fur
treatment. While they were discussing the
matter, who should put In an appearance but
Thlbodo, Br., himself I Ills coming was cosily
explained. lie had received several letters from
Robert, which opened his eyes to the fact that
something was wrong at this cud of the line.
In one of theso letters Robert fnclosod a picture
of a black hand, cut from an Academy of Music
plav-bill, to which ho attached some nonsensical
remarks, and 1U the other he Inclosed a
ornamented with skull and cross-bones, amt
added, "This Is yoiir son Robert.” Without
knowing just what the trouble was, or to what
extent tho apparent dementia wont, Hie lather
hastened to Chicago, and at once saw that Uie
proper thihg to do was to takd the Al. D. away,
give him a change ot scene, and see If lie couldn’t
bring him around to hfs senses. He did so, as
soon as ho could dispose of tils son’s effects,
and tho two left lor Kingston Tuui
day night. Tho gossips who drdp
Into tho drug-store to smoko a
cigar and talk over one thing nnd another of an
cycning are disposed to attribute the exciting
cause to .Masonry, and to regard Thlbodo’s re
cent election as the last straw that weighed him
down ami tent lilm mentally adrift. From the
following letter, which ThlboUo cent lo Tub
Tribune some days ago for publication, ami
which vas regarded at the time us something
more than a curiosity,* it will t>c seen that the
two ideas which scorn to have booh working on
his mind were murder and Masonry, ull of
which tends to confirm the notions of those who
have observed his etramro habits of Into:
The second best Joke of the season, the befouled
nest of the Chicago police force more fully be
fouled. and Chief Searcy. s 32® Consistory Mason,
drawn Into the vortex. How Is that for high?
1 prayed to God Almighty, the Father of the
Universe, to guide me In my actions through life,
and, after a time, 1 went up to the “Thistle"
to brace up my nerves, and found John King.
King said no had been looking fur me sometime
during last winter, when U was very cold and a
terrible snoiV-stonn, and could not tlnd mo. I
sold 1 felt very sick, and he paid for (ho drinks,
lie told me that he wanted mo to doctor him, that
ho could not sleep, and that I looked like a
hrotncr-ln-lnw of ms that had died suddenly
thirteen years ugo, and or High Mason. 1 told
him bo wauled his nerves toned down, and
made an appointment to meet mo at
my office at 3p. m. King remarked that he knew
Cupt. Ham Hills. 1 then got on the cars. On
crossing the bridge I met him, and cot off the cars
as bo was In a sulkv, and he drew up toiho
sidewalk, and 1 told him I had the key to two mur
ders. 1 wanted him to work up the case, as 1 was
his doctor; gave him the key. and bo agreed to
meet me at Holland's drug-store At 20. in. 1 then
started fur 4ho coal linn whore 11. Duval, the Sec
retary of the Masonic Hoard of (teller, works. 1
found him in, und turned over the order oa Treas
urer of No. till and took his receipt fur the yearly
dues, 054.00. 1 then took a car for Chicago ave
nue, and went to the Water-Works to see Creator;
he not being In. 1 loft a uuto to call at my alike at
*ll a. in. Saturday. 1 thou started for Clark
street, and, on getting on the front platform of
the car, 1 found the Treasurer of No. 311,
a former detective of this city, and supposed to oe
very wealthy, bo said that ha had Just come from
Mrs. Elder, a widow of No, till, end that they did
not want anything. out that ho would got oil at the
corner of Ktnsio and Clark streets knit get some
inlugi. 1 told him 1 bad a key to a murder, and
for him to dine with me at the tit. Doms Hotel at 1
o'clock. On arriving at my oillco 1 met George
Kcyuolds. a member of No. HU; he said ho was
slctc and I gave him a couple of dovera poivcers and
advice free; he said that ho wauled aome money to
pay board; I asked how much, and he aald S«: I
looked at ibo by-laws and said 1 will give you SIU
through Brother Marks, the Itellof Committee lor
West tilde, which 1 did; he said that ho did nut
vote for me at the election No. 311; 1 said to him
my mother carried roast beef and plum pudding
from the farm to a relation of yours whoa In Jail
at Kingston during the rebellion tu Canada:
I took him with mo .to dinner at
the tit. Dents, expecting to find McCauley, but ho
did not turn an.' After dinner wont and stood on
the comer slid stood on the sidewalk watting for
thedotecUvcs.eto. { waited until after 2 o'clock for
Kills and McCauley and they did not show up. 1
got on a car with Iteynulds atm started for the
South Bide mid got oil at l.a tialle street ami went
to police Ucadiiuartert. 1 asked fur Chief tioavey,
ana his clerk said he was in I’euris. 1 asked fur
Joe Dixon and ho said he was In Bprlmfltold. I
saw Hilly Carmen, of No. Ull. and took him Into
thosafaurtha very safe place where all (be prop
erty la stored and told him 1 bad Ibo key to two
murders, and explained; be referred mu loMc-
Gsrrlgle, Ibu big chief of the detectives, and wo
went Into a private room and explained, and hu took
my card and agreed to baVo detectives In the adjoin
ing or mludle room to listen to tue conversation
cuing on while I was examining Into tne condition
of King's system why bo could not got any sleep.
1 then left for my otllce. On going uo USalle
street 1 met Ham Kerr, who Is High I‘rtost of Co
rinthian Chapter, and ho asked me for the address
of Mrs. Kluer. While talking with him 1 saw
Chief ticavuv passing lu u buggy with another man,
and I balled him, and bo stopped. I told him to
get ont, —that 1 wanted to speak to him privately,
lie got out of the buggy, and we walked over to
the fence end leaded against iti and I gave him thu
history of tbe case, or Ihe key to the two murders,
and spoke aboutlbls vyesl-tildo detectives: that
1 thought It was a d—d poor bird that befouled
Its own nest, and to tumble lo himself. Ho
agreed to give tbe case prompt attention, and I
started for my. office. The mystery has uut uuuu
solved. King did not turn hp to bo examined, bur
ihe detective force of Chicago to assist the Doctor
lo Dud why there is no rest for murderers.
It. Tmiiouo, M, D.
since 1871, and had what might bo termed
a tolorably fair practice, although ha was of
rather Independent spirit, and was, withal, luinu
what Indolent and careless of his opportuulties.
lu fact, although only comfortable lu life, he
used to pride himself in being Independent of
whatavor revenue came lu from his practice, if
not, Indeed, to hold himself rather above the
Idea of making money. And yet, at one
time, along la ISfJ, under tho Colvin
regime, TbTbodo had the Itch lor office,
aspiring to the position of City Phvslulau,
which, however, be failed to compass. Al
tbougn unquestionably ‘•off" more latterly, he
displayed more or loss good sense and no little
humor uu occasions. Just alter thelato duel
between Capi. George Miller and A West Bide
German, in ru the affection* of some fair clou*
Ueu of that division, Tblbodo was called
to Miller’s bedside. He diagnosed tbo
cose at Urst sight, and. as ho after
wards told a friend, Inado up bis mind
that It was cowardice, pure and ifraolr, which
madtt Mlllor Uko to Ll.boJ, anilnot iho 10., ot
blood on the ensanguined battlefield. With a
keen sense of the ridiculous, be got two huge
mustard-plasters, managed to plsut them over
Miner’s parson so that tliey about covered him,
tuid was preparing to toko his leave wh|n
Miller told him he would And a $5 bill In his
vest pocket. As Thlhodo siib'CqucnHv told the
story himself, ho opened out on Milter In a
llerco diatribe, in which ho told him lie didn’t
want ids money; that ho was Independent of
sordid gain; Unit Ids patient was not onlv*u
coward but a d—rl fool; that he hud shown his
cowardice by Inking to his lied when there was
nothing Hit? matter with him huwim) the fact
that he was terribly seared; and that he had
shown himself to be Ihe sforciald d—d fool by
yielding to the tnnstnrd-plnsicr treatment.
"Having cased his mind. Thlhodo left tlie valiant
Captain to ponder over Ids words.
A meeting of tho principal Western mads was
held at the Grand PaclAc Hotel yesterday for
the purpose of settling the difficulties that have
lately arisen In regard to the recent agreement
not to give pistes to Influence freight or passen
ger (raffle. It was found that thongreementdid
not cover the ground, and left too rnanv loop
holes open for Us violation. The following
roads were represented: Michigan Central,
Chicago A Northwester'll, Chicago, Milwaukee
A St. Paul, Chicago, Burlington A Qnificy, Mis
souri PaclAc, St. Louis, Kansas City A Northern,
Hannibal A Si. doe, Wabash, Toledo, Peoria A
Warsaw, Kansas City, Bt. doe A Council Bluffy,
Chicago A ’Alton, Chicago, Bock Island A
PaclAc, Wisconsin Central, Chicago A
lows, Chicago A Pacific, Vaminlla,
Ohio A Mississippi, Baltimore A Ohio, Pitts
burg, Ft. Wayne A Chicago, Missouri. Kansas
A Texas, Peoria, Pekin A Jacksonville, Central
of lowa, and SI. Louis, Keokuk A Northwest
ern. Tlie following roads which had also been
Invited to nlt>*ml the meeting were not repre
sented: Illinois Central, Chicago, Bt. Paul A
Minneapolis, Lake Shore A Michigan Southern,
Western Union, Milwaukee, Lake Shore A
Western. Sheboygan A Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Valley, Chicago, Clinton, Dnliiiuuo A Minne
sota,’Southern Minnesota, Burlington, Cedar
Rapids A Northern. Chicago A Eastern Illinois,
Indianapolis A St. Louts, Bt. Louis A San Fran
cisco. Cincinnati, Lafayette A Chicago, unit a
few others.
'Tlie meeting was called to order at 11
o’clock n. m., Mr. C. W. Smith.
Traffic Manager of the Chicago, Burlington A
Outlier, was elected Chairman, mid
Mr, J.’lV. Mldglcy, Commissioner of tlie South
western Railway Association, Secretary. After
discussing the subject for a short time, it was
found that the best wav to maintain tlie agree
ment would bo the formation of a Pass Associa
tion. mid the following Committee on Perma
nent Organization was appointed, with instruc
tions to report at 8 o’clock v, m.: J. C. Mc-
Mullln, Chicago A Alton; J. F. Barnard, Kan
sas City, St. Joe A Council Bluffs; A. A. Tnl
mudge, Missouri Paclffe; J. M. Osborne, Wa
bash; J. E. Simpson. Vnmlnlin; George B,
Wright,lndianapolis, Bloomington A Western;
Henry C. Wicker, Chicago A Northwestern.
The Committee reported to the general meeting
al 9 o’clock p. m. it recommended tlie forma
tion of a permanent organization to tic known
as "Tlie Transportation Association.” Tlie
object of this Association stmll he to restrict
free transportation and regulate tlie sale of
tickets at reduced rates for the purpose oflu-
Ihionclng freight or passenger business; the
officers of the organization to consist of a Pres
ident, Secretary, and Executive Committee, of
which Committee the J’residcnt shall bo one.
Tlie report was adopted, nineteen roads voting
In the alllrmutlvtri none against it.
The following Executive Committee was then
elected: Marvin llughitt, Chicago A North
western; J. C. MeMullln, Chicago A Alton;
John Newell, Lake Shore A Michigan Southern;
E. B. Thomas, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincin
nati A Indianapolis; U. W. Caldwell, Pitts
burg, Cincinnati A St. Louis; J. B. Carson,
Hannibal A Su Joe; and \V. W. Peabody, Ohio
A Mississippi.
It was agreed Hint any company party to this
organization, acting In concert with other lines,
mutually interested, can sell 1,0U.)-inlle tickets,
good lor six months, nt such rates us they may
agree upon, provided they do not go below two
cents per mile.
The Secretary was directed (o call a meeting
of the Executive Committee as soon us possible
to complete the organization, and also to have
the records of the meeting printed to bo circa-
ialcd among Hie roads not represented, that
thor may become parlies to Hie agreement.
Until the Executive Committee has dcrlnci
rules nnd regulations, tho old agreement wil
remain in force.
Judge Rlodgeit yesterday morning overruled
the exceptions to Hie Master's report In the
foreclosure ease of Dlulr vs. The Chicago «& Pa-
Clllc Railroad Company. The suit vrns teTfore
close a mortgage for $3,030,000, ami the ques-
lions raised were as to the validity of the murt
gogc, and as to ttie payment of lour kinds of
claims! First, those of parties who held prior
mortgages on land which had subsequently been
deeded to the Company for right of way and for
other purposes: second, of those whoso hind
had been taken for right of wav, and whose
damages had been ascertained; third, of those
whoso land had been taken but the amount of
damage not ascertained; idid, fourth, of those
who had claims for supplies furnished, etc.
The Judge said he felt entirely satislied
that the Company had power to give the mart*
gago In question, and that It was valid. As to
those parties who had first or purchase-money
mortgages on lots conveyed afterward to (lie
Company, ami who had tiled Intervening pell*
tlons to have their mortgages paid, the Judge
sold ho did not think (hey had u right to In*
trudo In the present proceeding to enforce their
claims so as to control the action of the Court.
The mortgagees or bondholders, having taken
subject to the purchase-money mortgages, had
a right to foreclose subject to (ho same. They
wuru not so far In privity with such purchase*
mono? mortgages ns to bo neecssarllv com
pelled to pav them. If, however, tho Com
pany had assumed these mortgages mid
promised to pay them, that would bo
u different thing. It was a well-settled
principle of law that n prior mortgage
need not be made pnrtv defendant in such a
case unless the complainant chose. As to (ho
claims lor right-of-way taken, which had been
proved or ascertained, they were a valid lien,
mid should be satUtlcd first out of thu proceeds
of the sale, but ns to those thu amount of which
had not been Used, the Judge said he would do
nothing except by stlpulaiion. Jn regard to the
claims for supplies, the Judge eald ho had hoped
the principle would ho decided by the tiupremo
Court before it came up before film. Judge
Drummond, in (hu Indlunauulis, UloomlngUm
& Western Uallroad case, hud decided that
claims for supplies Incurred within six months
of thu commencement of the foreclosure
proceedings should bo paid, hut that
cose was pending and undecided at
present In the. United Slates Supreme Court,
lie would therefore reserve his Judgment on
that point until the coming of the report of the
sale. The Supremo Court had adjourned to
March, and they might yet decide the point in
time. The claims of Wells, French it Co. for
rent of cars sold or leased and tor tho building
of a bridge would also ho held under advise
ment fur tho present. A claim hud also been
made for solicitor's fees hytlio Company. Judge
Drummond, on consultation, had Intimated
that they should not hu allowed nt present, and
thu matter would therefore ho held in abeyance
for a time until further proceedings.
The various roads leading from Chicago to
Southwestern points held a meeting yesterday
afternoon at tho Grand I’aclfle Hotel for (he pur
pose of taking some action regarding the cut in
passenger rates to Colorado points. After a
lung debate, during which each rdad tried to
show that Hiuoihcrwas (he cause of the disturb
ance, the following resolution, providing fur a
restoration of the old rates, was adopted:
Ht»olst>U That the tnniiaccrs of tho rands lead
ing West from Chicago direct their General Ticket
Agents to restore the full ticicet rates of ihs last
agreed tariff sheets of Feb. 1, said rosturaiion to
take effect Feb. 13; cacti party to lids agreement
aball agree to redeem Hie tickets of their own Issue
told on and after Feb. 13, when presumed at the
full tariff rales.
The annual report of the Illinois Central nail'
road for the year 1873 has just come from the
printers. The report of the Hoard of Directors
to the shareholders has already been published
luTubTkiuunb. The report of Trafllo-Mun-
Bgcr Joseph F» Tucker shows that the cross
earnings fur the year were $7,110,207.01, against
$0,083,333.01 last year, uu Increase of $150,835.00.
The rates obtained fur freight transportation
wero 10-100 of 1 per cent per (on per tnllo loss
In 1878 than In 1977. The tonnage moved one
mile Increased in 1678 over the previous voar
50,009,700 tons. Eighty-seven per cent of the
freight hauled was local, In comparison with 81
per cent la 1877. Thu earnings derived from
local freight wcie 88 per cent In 1878,
and SO per cent In 1877. The report of the Su
perintendent, Mr. E. T. Jellory, shows that the
operating expenses fur the year 1878 were $3,-
087,135.87, against 13,123,410.14,—« decrease of
$3.1007.77. The Kankakee & Southwestern
Railroad from Otto Station, on the Chicago Di
vision, southwesterly to Ohatswoflh, on the To
led", I’nirlft A Warm*, ad7o-100 “
built, by IhlA Company ilurlne llio rail ot 1873,
and Is operated as the Cliatsworlh Division. Jt
Is complete In every respect except ba lasting.
There are 450 17-100 miles now laid with steel
The report of tho Land Commissioner ahow»
Hint during the year 1878 there were sold 8,201. hi
seres of the donated lands to 103 persons for
SSB,(RAM. Donated town lots were sold to the
amount of $8(10. A
Purchased land sold. 50 acres, for $1,280. Tlie
number of sales canceled, OOP, for 12, acres.
The Whole area conveyed to date. 2,331,
acres, leaving unconvoycd 370,085.70 acres.
The annual meeting of the shafctioldprs will
take place at Chicago on the last Wednesday of
May next. _
IsniANAPoi.ts, Feb. 12.—1 n tho United States
Court to-day, before Judge Gresham, William
King ct al., complainants, vs. Ohio A Mississip
pi Railroad, defendants, on the petition of a
maturity in amount of the second mortgage
bondholders for the appointment of Robert
Garrett, successor of Samuel O. F. Qdcll, de
ceased, one of Hie trustees ot said bondholders,
tlie Court ordered that notice should bo given
to Hie Ohio A.Mississippi Railroad and Allen
Campbell. Hie oilier trustee, to show cause
within thirty davs why Hie prayer of the pe
titioners should not he granted.
Cincinnati, 0., Nov. 12.—Tlie Central and
Western Association of the General Passenger
Agents met st (he Grand Hotel 10-dsy tn Joint
session, mid adopted a resolution to prevent
cutting rates by providing Hint all competing
points of flic terminal tines shall redeem at full
tariff rnlci any tickets of their own Issue. A
coAdtlec was also annointed to devise n plan
forrlic uniform government of the coupon
ticket and hoggmfft business, to report at a
meeting of the General Association in New
fJnrrlnl IHtDiitrh to 77<« Tribune.
BtsMAncK, I). T.. Feb. 12.—Tlie first North
ern Pacific train, loaded with visitors and rail
road Iron, crossed over the Missouri to-day.
The track Is laid on the ico with twelve-foot
ties. .The train was Hie first that ever went
over Hie river Ice withdut some special bridging
underneath. The leu is three feet thick, nnd
tlie thermometer 20 degrees below zero. Nine
hundred cars of material will he crossed over fur
the extension at once.
Bnocroif, Feb. 13.—The Lake Shore and
Cross-Cut Railroads refuse to handle each
other's freight, owing to a disagreement about
Tlie magnates of the Chicago A Alton Rail
road admit that the managers of the Wabash
hero recently submitted to them such a scheme
as set-forth tu yesterday's Tkiounb. bv which
Hie Wabash and Chicago A 'Paducah Railroads
arc to run Into this city over the Alton, hut they
say there Is hut Rule prospect that the propo
sition will bo entertained.
Under tho agreement to pool Ihe West-bound
business of the Ohio A Mississippi on the one
purl, nnd the Cincinnati, Hamilton A Dayton,
and the Indianapolis, Cincinnati A Lafayette on
the other part, the Ohio A Mississippi will get
77*4, per cent of the btfsincss,mid the other roads
per cent. The pool applies to nil business
West-bound from Cincinnati and cast of there
to East St. Louis, St. Louis nnd nil territory
west of the Mississippi River and south of and
on the line of Hiu Hmmlbul A St. Jou Railroad.
Tho Grand Trunk Railway lias Just perfected
arrangements which will cinildc It to fully com
pete with other Hues lending to the East during
Hit; navigation reason. Commencing with Hu:
opening of navigation the Northern Transpor
tation Company.which used to run to Ogden*-
burg, N. Y., in connection with the Vermont
Central Railroad, will ply Its steamers (hiring
the coming summer to Ssmta, in connection
with Hie Grand Trunk. Tlie 'Northern Trans
portation Company has eighteen first-class
steamers, one of which will leave Hits city daily.
These steamers will not only carry freight for
the Grand Trunk, but passengers us well, they
having first-class accommodations.
The' Executive Committee of the Southwest
ern Railway Association met yesterday evening
at the Grand Pacific Hotel to take action in re
gard to tin) formation of u pool in lumber to
Missouri River points. This is the only article
which the roads leading thither have not pooled
heretofore, and. In consequence. the lumber
rates have been badly slaughtered during (he
last few months. All efforts to maintain the
lumber tariff have failed, and it has finally been
decided to pool this article also, ns this Is be
lieved to be tin; only means by which harmony
can be restored. After a Bbortconfereiu-e.il
was found I hat It will take considerable time to
come to an understanding, and it was therefore
decided to adjourn until 11 o’clock this morning.
A »w Ilnnl—lmportant Change In tli<
Haute of (be Northern Transit Company*
Free I'rtr*, Feb. 12.
With every year Detroit advances In the fea
ture of shlp-bulidlng. It Is believed by many
that hero will be built, with the opening of tho
enlarged Welland Canal, a number of Iron
boats from year to year. Tiro cheap Iron Is
here, the skilled' labor Is here, and tho
rolling-mills are here. Yesterday the De
troit Dry-Dock Company revolved tho contract
for building a new Iron slde-whcot steamer
which, according to the designs prepared by
Frank E. Kirby, will bo the handsomest boat of
her kind on tire lakes, without any exception.
Hlio Is to be 100 feet long. ‘JO feet beam, with 8
feet and 0 Inches death of hold, ami will draw,
when light, 4 lectO Inches of water, ilerbollers,
which are to be made of Otis steel, from designs
of Frank 15. Klrlty, will have a capacity of 600-
horse power. The beam engine will have 10
feet stroke, otrd the cylinder will ho of 02 or 34
liiifhes Pore. With her light draught and great
power It is confidently believed tbot she
will attain a speed of seventeen miles
per hour. It Is the intention to flt this new
boat out expresslv for excursions, ami she will
therefore lmvo«verv Improvement that years of
experience can suggest. Her cabin will bo more
, nko n parlor than Drat portion of n steamer gen
orallv Is, with largo windows and caiv means of
reaching the lower decks. She Is to ho dona In
ninety daVs, and will cost about $13,000. Her
carrying capacity will bo limited, it Is probable,
to 800 adults. Tiro keel has been ordered,
and tho work of laving her down will begin to
day. As vet the manager of this now boat docs
not slate who tiro owners are, nor do the own
ers tell tire manager's name.
For some weeks hack there have been rumors
In circulation concerning & proposed change In
the route of the Northern Transit Company's
propellers, to take ellcel on tho opening of navi
gation. It Was said at one time that they had
been sold tuthedraml I'runk Hallway Company,
and at another that part of them would ruum
comiectioii jrlth Hint road between Chicago ami
Sarnia. Till letter seems to he the nearest
tire fact. During (he coming season at least
thirteen boats at this line will be under con
tract wllh Hie Grand Trunk to run from Chicago
to Panda and Toledo. Tho plan Is not yet
fully determined on, but Ik is probable that
every other (toil of (his line touching at Hnrnlu
will go on to Toledo and Cleveland, making an
almost daily lluu to these places. Thu size of
the boats of this lino and their noted sea worthi
ness are qualities that especially recommend
them lor this work. Large cargoes are not al
ways available, but a small propeller can gener
ally gel a loan at once, For a nnmbcf of years
these steamers have run through the Mell.md
Canal to Ogdcnsburg, making Hint a terminal
port. The change leaves no regular American
Imo on Hint route. It has generally been n
good one for passengers and freight, especially
fur the farmer, as this lino has been Very popu
lar with travelers.
Bar Francisco, Feb. 18.—A Hodlo dispatch
says the Mechanics' Uulon Is on a strike for an
Incrcnso of wages and reduction of hours. The
Union paraded the streets and compelled the
mines to shut down lilt their terms wero ac
ceded to. The Hodlo Company and a number
of others stopped work. 'Thu Superintendent
of the Mono Company barricaded the works,
'tno Union gave him two hours to remove the
barricades or take the consequences. Ureut ex
citement. .
New York, Feb. 19.—Charles Dean begun
a suit to recover $9,003 from Mrs. Teresa Hell,
represented to bo the wife of Tom Hell, the
California millionaire. Dean says ha was en
cased to trovcl with Mrs. Hell in this country,
and had constant cam of her Jewels, valued at
Fifty Members of the Legislature Loaf*
ing Around for Pleasure.
And tlio Htata Will Haro to Pny SSOO
I’cr Daj for It*
Fifty members of Iho Illinois (lsocral Assem
bly, Senators and Uoprcsentatlvcs, are now
(ravelins around the State for the purpose of
Informing themselves on the subject of Insani
ty, prison discipline, education, and a few other
topics. When these gentlemen were elected to
office it was with a sort of Understanding on the
oartol their constituents that they were going
to Bprlngllcld to pass such lows as tho Interests
of the State seemed to demand, and then go
homo, lint, very much to the surprise of their
constituents, fifty out of the two hundred
and odd members, constituting about a quarter
of tho whole number, have abandoned legisla
tion, and have gone off on n spree, for the pur
pose ot having a free ride and improving (heir
minds. They turned tip In this city day before
yesterday with a view of getting a Utile In
struction In opthalmologv. The names of these
gentlemen are as follows:
J, 11, Marborne. Kitne.O, Charles Bent, Morrtion.
A. Jloeiicr. st. Ulalrco. IT. I*, llonflcld. Ksnkskee.
Kylvpumr Arrioy. (;iilea*o.'A. .1. Kuykendall, Vienna,
.Milton M. EorJ, Henry to.lAbrsm ilsyflcld. Lincoln.
C. P. Htvli, Montleello |
trilllam Price, Waukegan. (leo. Jtrrogffa, Champalm.
11. il. Thomtu. L’Moairw. l'<Vm. A. Day. Champaign,
(too, sirurkman. Chicago. 1,. Mnratmi. lloopcaton.
Ilernard Cromer. Peoria. ‘ It. I>. McKindlay. Part*.
.Tolm U. ffniiM. aprlngnrld. w, M. Ahrnlinni. War*on.
•laa.O.Wrlgnt. Naperville. .lamcaL. ftvnn, Uroewip.
K. C. Lovell. Klgln. ,v>. i. Uruathwalt. drove
IV, I*. Thompson. Joliet. |. City.
Conrad Secret. Wniacka. .1. 11. Plearanl*. Ilnnlln.
A. Ilticlc, Kankakee. K 11. Powell. Winchester.
George il. Uray. Pontiac. It. Va*cr. Carrolion.
AlbcrtO. Fcoit. blietlic.d.K, Warren, .temeyvlUc.
rhaa. rmbendcr. spethml. .J.h.W mrnmond.Ottictra.
J. W.fllmonM»u,rflrtllvr«n. 0. SI. I.yon. Mej.ean*boro.
.1. F. Latimer. Abingdon. A. t:. Hall. New Ho von.
Jlufiia »1llo«, Ollnon. iW. Trammell, stone Fort,
Henry imek, Macomb. iT. P. si. Latin.
K. W. Alton. IT. t. Hoi»iti‘on. Pomona.
.1. J. Ilenbnrn, Hancock. ITiio Iter. T. ti. Wtnea,
iloaoa Darla. Littleton. . I sprlmtflold.
W. T.McLfccry. IlnntsvlHc.Mr. \Mtcai. Serseant-at*
Hr.T.P. Hoger*, llloomlng* Ann*.
ton. siMMiltncy.ClerkofCom*
K. Ingham. Kenney. I mlticc.
jimoi core, jlym^r.
They cam'6 nplicrc from Springfieldln Tollman
palace-cars, put tip .at the Gruml I'nclfle Hotel,
mu! then took hacks mid went over tome West
Side to visit the Eye nml Ear Infirmary, an in
slllutloo which lias n yearly noproprlatlon from
the Stale. For two hours they wandered
through Us wards and received Instruction as to
the diseases ot the cyo nml of Hits ear. After
having absorbed during those two hours a mass
of Information which will be of incalculable hen*
eflt to themselves mid to the State, mid which,
presumably, they will peddle out to their con
stituents when tliey get home, they left this city
nml went oil to Elgin for the purpose of finding
out whut they could com-crnlng the subtle and
disputed problems of insanity. In the course
of about two weeks they will have returned to
Springfield full of chunks <>l knowledge. They
will have expended during that period awerv
largo sum of money. ‘Their eye ami ear tnslruc
tlun in this city must have cost them ssoo—no,
not cost them that, but cost the Statu that; for
while the Senate passed a resolution to.
tiie effect that Its members who went on
this excursion should pay their own expenses,
tiie House neglected to do anything of the kind,
and a short time after thrlr return a Joint ref
lation will be offered making an appropriation
for the expenses oi these various committees
wtille on their intellectual lour, and It will pass
both Houses with hardly any opposition, ami the
State will have to pav the bills. While they are
thus wandering around In Pullman ears In search
of knowledge, the business which limy were
appointed add hired to attend to is
neglected. The Legislature will adjourn,
though the per diem of the members runs on;
lni;»«rtant bllls'which require Immediate atten
tion will be allowed to sleep In committee or In
the hands of Thu Clerk; measures such as the
revenue reform and the hills modifying tiie City-
Incorporation tut will drop out of sight, In or
der to give these gentlemen, with their families,
a clmnco to ramble over the State, to have free
lunches at a nozen institutions, nml to investigate
with a sort of morbid curiosity the peculiarities
of tiie deuf. dumb, blind, and insane. It would
he a wise thing, certainly an economical thing,
lor the Legislature to refuse to adjourn audio
recall these frolicsome rovers,—to telegraph
them to come oaek to the Held of tliulr labors,
nml, if they don’t come, to send the Sergeant
nt-Arms In search ul them to recall them
forcibly. If need be, to the labors which tliey
are neglecting and the service which they were
elected to discharge.
Spfctal Papnlrh to Th* Tribun*.
Elgin, ill.. Fell. J2.—The biennial visit of Hits
Illinois Legislative Committee to tlie Northern
Hospital lor the Insane In this city occurred to
day, The weather was disagreeably cold, and a
large number of carriages were provided to con
vey the visitors to the Asylum In the southern
limits of the city, nearly two miles distant. The
party comprised a portion of the members of
four House Committees and one Senate Com
mittee, with their friends, wives, and sweet
hearts, a crowd of a hundred people.
The otllclal visitors numbered forty-eight.
Thev were cordially welcomed at the Asylum by
Dr. K. A. Ktlboume, Superintendent, assisted
by Drs. Dewey, Crane, mid Hurt, and by Mrs.
Kilbouruo and Mils Kllbouruc, Tlio Invited
guests who arrived on the special train and
from tho city of Klgla and neighboring towns
swelled the assembly to about ICO, who tilled
the halls and parlors of tho Asylum.
Tho Trustees of the Asylum, the lion. I. C.
Bosworth, of Elgin, and Frederick Stahl, of
Galena, were present, and also tho Ucv.
Fred Wines, Secretary of tho Stale Board of
Public Charities, and Mr. Wbltnay, Clerk of all
the visiting Legislative Committees.
Tho members of tho Committees listened to
an explanation of tho appropriation ashed fur
by William Btah], amounting to $237,120, for
the Asylum, which has been previously detailed
luTim TimiUNß. They then Inspected the build
ing, uml tho workings of tho Institution. Duo
notice having been given of the Intended visit,
tho Institution was In a highly commendable
slate of neatness, as was to bo expected, and
the numerous attendants were upon their best
behavior. The various wards Unvoted to tho
unfortunate victims of dementia were partially
visited In a rather brief manner, mid among
the objects of interest were Plko mid
Villlogcr, of Chicago, tho Insane murderers.
Tho latter appears to ho very unreasonable,
ami looks capable of murdering any number of
wives, but Pike lias u staid, sober appearance,
which dors uot disclose any Indication that he Is
out of hts head to any appreciable extent.
Many were anxious to see Blaiklc's room, and
tils remarkable case furnished tonics for ex
tended conversation, ami led the Holun* to dis
cus* needed legislation looking to the more
public mid riiriu examination of people tried for
insanity, and also to tho proposed regulations
In regard to coullnlntr the Insane criminals lu a
separate ward provided at tin* Penitentiary at
Joliet Instead of at tin 1 Insane Asvlum.
The limited lime allowed them only the most
cursory examination of the institution, inas
much as only two hours were spent In Uie
building. Four weeks- air required by an ex
pert to make u careful examination of the
Asylum. There are Mi inmates in all the vari
ous stages of dementia, scattered through a
large number of wards.
An iufonmil Icqulrv was made into tho con
duct of one of tiie Trustees, J. C. Bosworth,
against whom a complaint wua made by William
(Irote, a merchant of Elgin. A special commit
tee sent (or (Irote, who appeared before them,
and explained lu substance that he
believed that Bosworth had Influenced the
discontinuance of ilie purchase of supplies ut
his store for the Asylum because Groto had
withdrawn his business from Dm First National
Batik, of which Bosworth Is President. Ims
created something of a breeze for a time, but
Homing will come of It, because the ullicers of
tho Asylum cun purchase lu any market they
choose. • ....
The ladles and gentlemen made themselves
agreeable In the drawing room, the allalr par
taking more of tho nature of a reception than
an olllclal visit, everybody being well dressed,
happy, and entertaining.
A ‘J o'clock tho doors of the large amusement
hulls wore thrown open, and Dr. Kilbourno In
vited tbo assembled company to partake of din
ner, which was served by the attendants of the
(ii.lltuUuu ami »«• highly enjoyed by Ibo
* U Alte‘r dinner on hour wm.poul In further tours
thruuuU the bulldlud, end Ibo olllclal uue.li
were then conveyed to the train lu carriages and
departed for-Chicago about half-past 8. Iho
Legislative Committees design to proceed from
Chicago this evening to Kankakee, thence to
Champaign and Anno. The members of the
Committees were somewhat reticent, but tho
views of a majority of them were obtained, who
seemed agreed upon rucommeudtDg tho amount
nf tho appropriation asked for the next two
years. for this Institution has about SIO,OOO for
various modern Improvements.
Struggling vrlili Neuralgia. Misplaced Coni'*
man, nntl Perverted Corned/.
* .Vie Tori TVmrf,
Tlic rehearsals of a no w play In a Parisian
theatre always makes heavy demands on tho
actor's strength, physical, Intellectual, and
moral: Imt when tho new play Is by
Victoricn Sardou, nnu Urn rehearsal (toes on
under the personal direction of tho author,
the affair becomes formidable. At 11 o'clock*
a. m. the bell Is rung, and all persons
concerned with tho performance appear on tho
stage. From the background M. Sardou en
ters, wrapped up In a huge coat or cloak, whose
collar covers every part of his head which Is not
protected by (he hot, and with a solid camping
stick In tno one hand and a bottle of ammonia
(□theother. All present Immediately gather
around him, directors, managers, actors, act
resses. Prompters, etc., asking him about his
neuralgia, reporting some new and won
derful cures of this horrible disease,
prophesying a euro change of the weath
er during the day—administering all
possible kinds of consolation and cajoling.
And tilts great display of kindness realty secrea
to do the suffering author some good; fie opens
the cloak-collar a little, shows a faint effort ofn
smile, and to hlscasy-chalr,
over which Is erected a complete tent, open In
front. Imt excluding even the slightest suspicion
of a draught. The position of the furniture Is
found correct; the actors occnpv the places
chulkcd oft for them; the rehearsal begins, and
for ten minutes everything gets along
quit? smoothly; the day looks promlsng.
Hut there Is suddenly heard a fearful
cry from the lent, a mixture of an
ejaculation and a groan, and, as It shot
out bv a cannon, M. Sardou leaps onward, stick
foremost, mid with Innumerable cushions mid
•comfortcrsdrlpplngfrom thelloatlng folds of his
cloak. An actor has overlooked a comma which
was put down after hours of painful meditation,
which embodies an inspiration, and without
which the success of the whole plav would be
Imperiled, for It represents a now, original, and
striking nuance, mid this nuance convoys tho
first, Imt consequently also tho most
important, Intimation of the Idea of ilia
whole comjmMthm. Interrupting himself,
with involuntary groans and sobs,
the author explains and 'explains. J3y degrees
he grows more and more eloquent. At last ho
turns tiack the collar, and with a singular face,
all awry with suffering, lie tries to render tho
uuunee himself. The actor understands him,
catches up the train, begins to imitate, succeed.",
ami, nicking up his cushions and comforters left
along the road, the author returns consoled to
Ids tent. Again a spell of calm weather. Hut
this time It only lasts live minutes, for it
Is evident that the timbre of the whole
scone has been mistaken; nml, do you
not see. If this stjene is represented In
this manner, the impression which the whole
comedy Is designed to make Is started on a
wronglrack. It points toward the melodrama
or toward the farce, nml tints It may happen
that the spectator laughs Just when we want
him to cry, or cries Just when we want him to
laugh. Kneeling before himself, The author
now delivers on outburst of the tcndcrcst pas
sion; then arising, and placing himself before
his own image, he receives the outburst with
veiled glances nml a delicate tremor of the
hand; next tic Jumps to the left and pours
forth the harshness of a wrathful father;
dually ho move* to the right and presents
(he mild remonstrances of an Indulgent
mother. In short, ho plays the scene atone, and
he does It so singularly well, that one wbo was
present with closed eves would most probably
believe that the rehearsal was'going on in its
regular way. The whole scone gone through In
this manner, the actors recommence, but the
author docs not leave them any more. He is
always close bv, In front or behind, explaining,
encouraging,criticising, working hard to carryout
through the whole ensemble that peculiar note of
rendering widen he has struck bv hU own at
ternut or performing. After dozens of repeti
tions be succeeds. "It is there, u he exclaims with
flashing eyes, and a face beaming with joy nml
exaltation. Now, let us begin with the begin-'
nine, and try to work the whole up to this
point. Hat the cloak, the hat, the draught! Ah,
pshaw, draught mu hero and draught mo there.
JtecommeneoH*! Thus It goes on till 5 or 0
o'clock p. m., till the actors protest that they
enu no more. But when in the evening they sit
at homo in the dullness of a complete bodily
and mcntnl exhaustion, they must confess that
that uuanft is a real inspiration, and that timbre
a real artistic achievement; and they cannot help
sending a thought of kind acknowledgment to
the poor, suffering author, who now lies writh
ing In agony on his sofa, with a bottle of am
monia before his nose.
St. Loch, Mo., Feb. 12.—Gov. Phelos to-day
appointed cx-Uulted-Siates-Scnator David 11.
Armstrong as a member of the Hoard of Polico
Commissioners of this city. Col. Armstrong
occupied the samn position when Gov. Phelps
appointed him to 1111 the vacancy In the United
States Senate caused by the death of Lewis V.
Bogy; ' „
HOOMirN tibcithi:.
U. >l. HOOLEY Sole Proprietor and Manager.
Under tbo management of M. IV. CANNING, sun
ported by tho farorlte young actor. EDWIN r.
TIIOIINIi. and a superlur dramatic company. .
TbUTueaday Evening. tins nrw pIay,THE COUNTERS.
Wednesday Kvenlmt-MAKY STUART.
Tiiumdny KvooIds—CUESNEY WOLD.
Friday Brcnlng-DEBORAH.
pistiinlny Matinee—THE COUNTESS.
Saturday Night—MACBETH.
Monday. Feb. 17—Return of Clio New YorkCrltcrloa
Comedy Company lit their now play. WHIMS.
1M 'ViCKiiirs TiiiLiTKfl:.
" AS *
In WUUdColihiS’UrcatPlay, TUB
SATURDAY of tlila week only.
HAVKRM 'M tiihatiu;.
J. il. HAVEHLY Proprietor and Manager.
A.LXOE oatbs
Comlo Oporu Company.
Tldi Thui-aday Evening. Feb. in.
LA PRIHCHoIR (Thu Street-Singer).
rriu.rr:,.n l . fti j ; .|,. ) .(, ()iui|rlM ,
Saturday Matinee and Saturday Night,
11. M. B, PINAFORE. . _
Aa originally produced In this country by the OATES
Pricea— is, ea, as, and aoe.
Hamij.m'k Tiiii.nni),
87 Ularlc-at.. opposite Court-Route.
Every Klalit ud Matinee* TueJdnr, Friday, and Bat*
urdav at aiaa Harry Webber*# Great Drama—NlP
AND TUCK. Harry Welitwr a* Nip. F.d Barrett aa
TucK. Cl root Cast nmloilu. CUarlra and Carrie Aua*
tin. Frederick* and Ula« liroa.. White slater*, Tommy
Turner, dark and Kdwardi, Lulu FraacU, Oicor MHU,
&e. I'ilceo—lfto. 26e. use, and 50a.
Final Notion to tho Holders of
Uoiklh of tho Northern Faclllo
Kallroad Company.
Under the i'lanof HeorganUatlon. rat Hied bjr (ha cU«
crce of (ho Court, tlio tlmo In which liumlliolderi
should bo allowed to participate lu the hcnvllta of ilia
I'liii, by tba convcnton of llundi lulu I'refcrrcd fetook.
was icli lu the discretion of the I'urcbailitz Commit*
toe. More than three yean having paaaciT since tula
rluiit waa given. and more than nlno-tcntli* of (ha
liimdholder* having converted tbolr Honda, the com*
uilttee. desirous of eluting their labor*. therebygive
notice that the right of converting lluitila aiul receiving
rrefurredtituck will terminate on the noth day of June.
siring Information how the conversion li
mudu can bo had at the uUlcu of the Northern I soldo
It. It. Co.. No. Hfltfav.. New \orK. .__ .
Thu original atuoK will l*o eachatigcd fur mock under
lUo mu up w ...» “"‘VCkukiiick nii.i.i vns,
- - Chairman Purchasing t’oiiiMlttca^
Doc. 18. O*7A
The creditor* of Marco* Ifronbor*. of Chicago. Cook
Coiiutr. JUlnoli, arc hereby uuUDud that ho, ou thn
inhdaV of January. i«7>«. awlgucdto moaiirUprop*
cm?, real ami wirwoal. In Iriut fur the oeteOloMi*
creditor*. and thailhey are reunited to proaont tUolr
claim* under oath or animation to mu within three
puntli* from lUU date.
Tenney * Flower, Attorney*

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