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.-all's Change from a Free Man m Into a Convict. , Trio to Joliet— Tho Batb-Koom 1,1 and tbo Barber’s Chair. . ... Inst Fnroirclls— Mis Brobablo ’ fluid of labor—Old Ao qtminlanccs* ■n,,. amici"’. Angnll Bteppeil oat of cell **.' r „„„lv.Iallnt Cook Coiinlj, j-c.lcrJoy W, al g.js o’clock, there was a pleasant liU countenance, unconcealed by the of black beard which surrounds » a neatness about his attire which U !mH "ossiblo supposition that lie had spent in bemoaning hit fate or In penitent L B «,iHiilon over Id# criminality. He wore he. in which he was brought t to this city, uml In his hand carried, 1 bi in a shawl-strap, a heavy over . . Unrobe, and other articles of .... oD Re certainly did not look-like a I, o’ realized that ho was enjoying the B ‘ y v of his ten vents’ life of obllviou, and Pitied to spend that ten years In the manner tribetl by the law and Hie sentence of tho r± Re shook hands cordially ond spoke . tiDilr to Cunl. Whitney Frank ns the latter ihim n the cell door ond nccomnanied him ihe corridor past the rows of condemned Hailes. R is brother, Mr. Will Angell, met pm at the “ wicket goto,” and the trio passed rtfialheolßcc. They wont Into Ihe private JL ((ijolninz. and while “ Charley ” read and Lilmcd several private papers they talked h,n earnest, quiet wnv. Charley seemed to be uj'jeltcus about Ills breakfast, for bo soon ruMfcJatid asked ShcrllT Hoffmann If his re rut w* rcadv, and then, retired to Hie private |»n. There were but a few people about Hie 4-t Ttic ShcrllT mid tils assistants, Capt. inrii, ami Will Angell were tbc only ones who »<repreterit. As this prisoner*# nnnxKPASt d wossßeot fried eggs, corn-bread, fried potn- Prt,sml coffee was carried through the room by .»*««!(“Johnson,” Jailer Gurrlcr remarked Sal dlscmiraglngly: “That’s the Inst rcue meal licwtll getforsomo Hmc.” Charley thought so too, for he made a clean *Tbeonlv person besides those nbovc. men iwflrivho tamo to say “good-by” to the de mr>in ,r traveler was n colored man, who, in days rie by, had been servant tp the Secretary of the Pj'lmin rnlflco-Car Company. To him Angell i okei-QCtrfuliv and kindly, thanked him for tiiflonsv words of sympathy and commisera tes, sml tried to throw as bright a light ns pos rtlenpon the darkness that seemed within the tilljr’i block skin. 'Hie colored man went inr with tears In his eyes. Charley turned myiml, as if without an effort, smiled, it about twenty minutes before I) o'clock the Htrif! opened the door to Hie private room. Tteilgaal was enough. Angell came out first, teuni in the gray checkcroJ ulster that has artel him hi his brief mid checkered career of totoriety. Mo was followed by his brother mid Opt. Frank, who boro his burdens for him. paused in the mlddloof theolllco, looked Amt him, am), recognizing several of the ut teteswho had eared for him in bis short period odacarccr'tlon, shook hands with them In uquiet yet cordial way. “Is the carriage at the doer!” ho asked. Being told that It was. ho followed Capt. Frank out, and was allowed to color the carriage first. Sheriff Hoffmann mut fipt. Frank got In after him, mid the door rlosnl with a map. As the vehicle rolled brisk- Itout of the conrt, Mr. Will Angell was left riamUcigalone, lie hml simply said: “(load in'. C'urli’v,” shaken his brother’s Inmd, mid, (itbaa inerprcsslblo look of sadness in tits eye:, bade the driver proceed. Angel) was on limy to the tomb for the living at Joliet. TUB START PROM TUB DEPOT ■u aoilo with very little attendant stir. Aorell, accompanied fiv Sheriff Hoffmann and Upt Frank, alluhted from thu carriage which tmeyed them from the North Side at' a few eioQtu before 0, and walked dlrueciv.to the tain..The knowlcdgo;ipf, j ,ilila,.lnuiCvjblliale<% prture had of course-’ been noised ibrosd, but there was no unpleasant flocking thither on Uic part of a curious public to see lin let oat on his long Journey. There was rwat the usual number of passengers on. thu urlr morning train, several newspaper men, itul one or two of Angell’s old friends who tune to give him a parting shako, snv a hur ried good-by, mid see him off. lie chose a red in the smoking-car near u window, while •be Sheriff planted his burly form In the other Hit Capt. Frank took a sent Immediately In tot of Hum, where he could lean back and taJrcsA Uutn, ns ho did occasionally. After flirting, Angull took a glance through the aoraim: papers, expressed himself as Bltll fur f«r pleated with tne fair, though Just, treat om be had received from “the boys,” as ho alii them, and added Uiat ho felt under ad omonal obligations to the Chicago press for Mentions to him during his brief stay In Use city. . Thero was very little that occurred on the it 1,1 1(5 nioSß lvo pile behind whose stone ■»ii» mmol* has provided n plaice, safe uml lure, for sentenced criminals, that was worthy ONE LITTLE INCIDENT |o touch the poop fellow’s heart. The jotter oC the Pullman dav-car at mo forward, the seat where Amrcll was, leaned ut. n ’. .°* hands with the man ho had onco un to am! for whom he still had a linger ».V. caso rtJ ®l>cct ami admiration, and said ho * or . r f to see him lu trouble. Those wero simple words, but they came from me ? m ! Ancell felt It. lie thanked the boy. te cwTby* *' n a * cw mlnutce ) uud then came | r ®hi reached the Penitentiary grounds at twc, dv imuuies to H, and the little party *iT,,. i*i”»,P rt *°niT, and newspaper men aUght aWJtowwdtUeßastllo. Ifwas ettll t.ho °. l I H . 1n0w1,, -> t 'nd Amrcll milled down £*ri ~l! a . lurM ) er ’ dr « w llie collar of Ids tarfLa . BU,h . uUler übout Mi ueck. and JMW alone beside tlw Sheriff to bis future »jiih*.ii i. ns ccm * d ho observed, there .was iMiinJ jhfhtcat trace of faltering nr of uncusl eliii p?i #co or his maimer. Ills step was , e^R M ( l l, lck and bright os over, mid . . emcanur easily have misled k«m?^« l .. con . verßa,,t with Uie circumstances lie ml *!, c was simply 11 fosual visitor, rucli^? ra ? 1 0 **i i 5 prison-house was soon ‘lensrtV. n D ,ttcndnnt opened the door, mid llrnTf*"® 11 1,110 lho At the ofllcc liT? wore met by Mr. Mueller, who, h'iVi 8 ? 1 ' 0 WtrAcn MeClauehry at fast Sf ,or "? ull Vreceived them. The turn viJriJJ 'won door leading from the hall into lU* liv-if 0 ' e** waiting-rooms turned (he key in lu drpiJ* c " cav >’ hou frame swung back with t’OoanuSi fjwmolououa clone, uml Angcll, ne t-1, »•«' ,lu ‘ bhcnlf mid the blg-henrt rtvn, r rank, walked forward Into the Mi.., ,, 10 right, mid sat down on one of mu . ,v , yro . llls u » u “l Quiet- smile, and U»fE 4 \t,^ r , fci '} 'y resigned, The Deputy t-Urrini r * \l Q il ,c w, came in a few moments Ww*eii»li,!t m ~ ,Kl r o wn * a Drlof consultation ht l‘* s Visitors, after which ouo of semes Si.m 8 votcred, ipoke to Angcll, and tql S i iT... l n> t 0 r ° ll °w* iio Bid so. passing tolthma i.i rwir u ? or » which Immediately closed ■l-tinaavn fc hut hlmtmt from Urn world W W • vcar * Down the stone »• with his blue-uniformed attendant, » Sun,. T0 11 TUB f't'SOM PATII-UOOM , r«!^» of 01,, y°lew moments. After lor Ik K!, Ullc opportunity which It furnished Dbri wiV 1^a ! ulO take a lull • description of lll , al *‘ MI Pr the man who at one time i'ticaJo ,nV . onu ot the best “dressers” la tirifl., ri °V. L was given the regulation suit of pftWJeu m'T , lw , ca *h which has come to bo * J| d • D . 3, uula ot infamy, But other, i n, V' changes were vec to bo m llu became o dweller among men »rcm ti> h.\r u sltJu world Is but a sealed hook, ‘hup. u-h,.r,. ,i r °. o,u 1,0 P«s fl od into Uie barber lr|ri nue r h.!black miutncbo and full Julckiv oii.i "!t h l ack ttMl i Iron-gray .hair woro •k-c imo!}», :xt V rou, ly removed, leaving his •ion »», a ' l(l . Id* head bearing only a othwh'i. ••ui'Dle, The change, facial ,uf d.«ad ii, ' Wtt ? romplcte,, The prominent twuliar »nV lt , ma, l cc <i atiulUno nose, with its T,r t 1? t,lu rigid, were rendered all le Urti^v-H U i ,l » ne . nt when, Jim fsco and head ***«chant.», i. , r hirsute ndorpincnts. U ‘dripei?.^. . llc 1 mado of Charles W. Angell J, re» 1 mveii, and shorn convict. Uls lunj rll, or-aliop— «§ suou gs Uio uttend *i-il LanJi iV down a clescriptlon-of his faro **»h taa’iini i« ,1. , a| way«l done the barber- Ul UUj e iv ,ol , iu *he hath-raonf/for ‘the reason oi Vl l‘ K , a, l d lllu haiMniUttig render tho 1 ,u, i mu! accurate UeserlptloQ ivf ,’f* woll as more satisfactory—the •'’d ienteii ( J» , * lu World, but'tho now convicted 101 uaI ' was umrebed down lho •>tbr M “tub souTAnYi u with a double tier of colls • for the reception of new arrivals, and of convicts who, for gross Infraction of Hie prison discipline. urc assigned to Its sequestered npnrlments mid kept Micro until they promise to mend their wavs. The colls are not dismal, os the term applied to the ptneo might seem to Imply, hut pro largo mid well-lighted, the pun* tshmont to the refractory convicts, who arc put In tlm lower tier, consisting In their entire scparallon from anybody mid everybody—their utter exclusion from tho world—mid In tlm further deprivation which they underdo when, Instead of being furnished with u rot, they nrn given a hare board with no suit side that any* Ihmlv has over discovered. In very bad eases, a dose of the chain and hall Is administered, and occasionally It Is found advisable to hind the unruly to the .wall by means of a chain mid a larau Iron ring. The upper celts arc also larcc mid well-lighted, but are furnished with cots, as nro Hie ordinary prison cells. Ah Angell Is still suffering from rheumatism, so much so, in* deed, that ho could not walk In his hard eon* vlct's shoes without a painful limping ho was not made to climb the ladder leading to the upper Her, but was quietly placed hi one of tlm lower cells. The heavy double doors closed on their well-oiled hinges, Ihe kevsperformed their task, mid all that there was visible of tin* out* side world was the light of day breaking In through Hie Iron-barred window. Tillt EAST VISIT. The Rule party from Chicago, however, by the kindness of the Deputy Warden, were al lowed to visit Angell in “ the solitary” before they took the afternoon train for the city. Ills door was unlocked and he stopped out into Hie hull. Cnid. Frank took him apart, mid it was apparently with (something of on effort Hull he kept back Hie emotion which he deeply felt. At the close of their Interview, the ob ject of which remains known only to themselves, Cnut. Frank, with tho consent of the Deouly Warden, gave Angell u small metallic cross, Inlaid with silver, which one of the Catho lic priests at Lisbon had given tho prisoner, to whom he had become much attached niter fre quent visitations, on his departure from that port. Angell is not a Catholic, but be prized the gift fur its associations, amt when Capt. Frank returned It to him ho appeared delighted at the thought that he could have ond retain the little memento. Tub TntnuNß reporter advanced towards him ns Capt, Frank tore himself nwav. Angell greeted him with a hearty grain of the hand, and, with a voice which betrayed very little emotion, but more of firmness and iutcnscncss, said: “ (lood-by, old fellow. Tell the hoys I keep a still upper lip, mid am wearing Hie clothes I earned.” And, with a cordial shake of the hand, tho reporter returned his good-by and left him. NO ASSIGNMENT will bo made for him for several days. Indeed, It Is now thought that be will go to tho prison hospital for a while, on account of his rheuma tism, mul remain until he Is bettered. There is a vacancy in tho office of tho knitting-shop, and It was the Impression among tho official* that, ho would nrobably be assigned to fill that position, bis clerical talents making tt an object fur the authorities to employ him In an office capacity rather tbau sett ing him at same of the other mid more severe kinds of labor, In which ho would be of less use to the institution. MU. PULLMAN was seen ognln yesterday in record to that In* terview will) Angcll night before last, mid cleared up some points which there was not time to adrert to In his talk with the newspaper man Immediately after the Interview, or which had escaped him In the muss of matter that was brought un during that two-hours' sitting. An gell denied, ho says, having stated that ho had “ planted ” any money or property of the Com pany’s where ho alone could have access to It. lie confirmed what Mr. Pullman has now lone known,—that lie had been living bevond bis means, bad borrowed money, bad Hypothecated the stock which friends had placed In his hands, and then had finally made up his mind to rake advantage of Mr. Pullman’s absence in Mow York to steal the money ho did, settle up his obligations, and out the seas between him and his former associations. He first realized the wholly Inexcusable uatnro of his crime—the breach of conlldonco for which there was no palliation—wheu about four days out from Ilio Janlcro, and know that the Company’s influ ence would be ekerted to secure bis arrest, and that It must come, sooner or later. From that day on, ho explained, be felt himself to be a hunted man. and actually experienced a feeling of relief when ho was arrested. It was then that ho formed the resolution to return and toko the consequences, whatever they might bo. * e There Is, of course, the usual arooub of apecu* lotion as to ANUBLL’S SERVING OUT IUS SENTENCE, and. not a few wiseacres give it out that Hff t, ¥d ,u '‘'tJaM6(ied hA ft)'‘ lr iS ,w *’crfiiDld of years, or perhaps less. When approached on this subject, before Ins Incarceration, Angell simply declared that bo knew nothing as to that, ills only desire was to expiate, so far as he was able, the crime which ho hud committed, and if ho was ever pardoned the effort would not come from- him. What others might do was a matter for which ho was not responsible, ilo bad no complaint to maku of his sentence, and, more than that, was pre pared to see it fully and exactly executed. Ills a fact, nevertheless, that some of his friends, with mure zeal than discretion, are already canvassing the question of applying for a pardon after the excitement has died away. They will doubtless bo overruled by thcstrongcr minded ones, mid the application be deferred until at least a accent time has elapsed and the punishment has been In some degree adequate to the enormity of his offense. It Is generally conceded that he will bo given a clcrksnlp or boakkccpersblp In the Penitentiary,—for which bis talents eminently flt him,— and that In that position ho will no doubt win the good opinion of his custodians, which of itself is worth more than all (he outside Influence that cau bo brought to bear. The sentence, after deducting for good behavior, really amounta to but six years mid three months, and the favorable Impression be is bound to make, added to wnat his friends cun do in his behalf, may havo the effect of shortening It up even then through the medium of a pardon. Notwithstanding all this, the question, “Who will bo Governor when the ap plication Is made, and what will be do with It I ” enters Into the calculation in no small degree, and t o answer that would require the wisdom or Omulpotonce. CAP?. PRANK will leave the city either this evening or to-mor row, mid will sail for London on the Britannic next week. lie will bear with him authority to draw on the I’ullmun I’ulocc-Car Company for the reward, which amounts to a little under 819,000—55,000 mid 10 per cent of the amount recovered, which Is something near 870,000, Uie bonds being estimated at their pnr, mid not their market, value. Tilts reward belongs to Consul Dimond and Mr. Albert, (he proprietor of the hotel in Lisbon at which Angell stopped uml was captured. The only question about the matter is as to the proper division of the sum between these two lucky ones. Cupt. Frank thinks that will bo very easily agreed upon between them, mid wheu tiicy do so agree the money will bo furthcoming. To tho many old friends of the Captain In this city, ns well as to those who have learned to know him during his present brief stay here. It will be gratifying intelligence to know that ho expects to return to this country next summer. i.ocAt. cßutuniTisa. While the reporter was ou tho grounds he made some inquiries touching the local celebri ties who oro “ in M for terms of various lengths. Ztogcnmcyer, who killed Uumhertun mid escai ca to Europe, whera Joe Dixon corralled him and brought him back, Is mentally and physically “ oil.” The applica tion for a pardon bangs (Ire, principally, it is said, on account of the opposition which Joe Dixon basset on foot against its being granted, mid it’s about an even toss us to whether Uie fellow comes out orstays Inside the stone walls for lho remainder of his days. Dill Forrester, thief, pickpocket, forger, Jail-breaker, etc., will, If be behaves bimacli. emerge from his confine ment Jan. 19,1850. lie Is ut present doing the State some service lu Uie shoe-shop. The notorious Gnrrlty boys,—sluggers by birth, choice, and education,—who weru “lugged” iu May, 1878, wilt cornu to the surface again in February, 16S0. when, If tbey have anything like ordinary good luck, they will resume tho slugging busi ness at (he old stand. John is belaboring ban rels in the coupcMboo. while Hugh Is rolling the fragrant weed into cigars. Sherry, the tiiamouu-suatcher, Is making saddles, as is also the desperado Hundu, who preserves a sullen, dogged uemeauor, much unlike his former suir it of bravado. Although he is “lu” for Hie, he is said to have hopes that some Governor some time or other will bo ass enough to par don him out. Another noted man In the saddle shop, though, like Handc, not a local celebrity, is iMcdec, tho wife-poisoner from Dixon. In fact, the saddle and harness contractor seems to have gotten a corner un the bad ones. They ail do their work, though, and do it well, and ho has no fault to find. Dsmarch’s Treatment of Cancer, Glve Fowler’s solution, one drop three times a day lor three days, then increase the dose by one drop every throe days till Intolerance of the remedy follows. Apply the following locally: Arscuious acid and muriate morphia, each 0,2j0 gramme; calomel 'J.UO grammes; powdered gum-Arablr, 12.00 grammes; mix. At first sprinkle only a little upou the ulcer, gradually Increasing the quantity to a toaspoonful. This overcomes (he odor, causes a bard eschar to form, uud healthy granulation takes place. THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE s SATURDAY. MARCH I. IH79— SIXTEEN PAGES THE COURTS. Callaghan After a Habeas Corpus— Judgments and New Suits. Decision of ilio Supreme Court Regard, lug Hie Commercial League* CHICAGO. Tits PIPBI.ITr. V. A. Turpin, Receiver of the Fidelity Say* logs Sank, filed a petition yesterday setting out Hint among tho assets in Ids hands wore flve notes for $532, executed hy Patrick Clough, mid secured bv trust-deed on Lot 7, block 17, tu Irumlalo. Gough Is lrrnsi>oiißlblu and unable to pay, but he oilers to give $l5O casD mid Ills two notes for $250 mure, payablu In one mid two years, secured by a fresh trust-deed, If Hie Receiver will cancel his old notes for mid Ur. Turpin thinks the compromise should bo accepted. The Receiver also holds No. 1039 North Clark street, with tho lot, appraised at $3,500, but subject to a mortgage for $2,500. No one apocars willing to pay the appraised value, but John Schultz bos ottered to give SSOO in books of the bank for tho equity of redemp tion,—that Is, transfer books representing $1,111.11 In payment,—and Hie Receiver thinks this the best offer ho can get. Judge Moore ordered the compromise to bo carried out un less objections are filed In ten (lavs. JOHN P. CALI.AOHAN. The much-arrested South Bond merchant, John F. Callaghan, came into court yesterday with a petition to he released on habeas corpus, lie says ho was orreptedon three writs of capias, and has been In Jail in three months, Ho claims the affidavits on which the writs wore based arc untrue, mid also that the plaintiffs have failed to pnv his board, os required bv statute, in ad vancc, mid have only deposited $5 to each ease, which has tong since been eaten up, as tt were. On these two grounds ho thinks ids Imprison ment is Illegal, mid asks to be discharged. Ho also slates that Uo Is poor, and without any real or personal estate, so that bo cannot even pay the court costs. DIVORCES. James Nixon (tied a bill for divorce yesterday, charging his wife Sarah with habitual drunken ness and desertion. Judge Williams granted a divorce to Sarah M. Meehaw from John Meshaw on the ground of dcscrtloo. Judge Drummond Is still occupied with the patent case of the Washburn & Moon Manufac turing Company vs. The Lyman Manufacturing Company, which comes up on a motion for pre liminary injunction. Judge Blodgett will hear motions and general business to-day. Judges Cary, Booth, and Mc- Allister, motions, Judge Jameson will hear a peremptory call of all motions for new trial, Judge Rogers will take up submitted eases, and Judges Moore and Farwcll divorces. Michael J. Corcoran, against whom on in formation was filed for falling to efface cigar stamns, pleaded guilty yesterday before Judge Blodgett, and was lined SOS and costs. BANKRUPTCY. Discharges were issued yesterday to William Richardson, J. L. Campbell, F. W. Campbell, John Sweeney, Anthony Sweeney, and Alex ander Sweeney. The coin position In the case of William Strong was confirmed. C. D. Lusk was appointed Assignee of James M. Moran. • CIRCUIT COURT. Benjamin W. Sayers began a suit Id replevin against Louis Bugler to recover possession of thirty-five sacks of wool valued at SI,OOO. PROBATE COURT. In the estate of John E. Dwyer ct al., minors, new guardian’s bonds were issued in the sum of $130,000 to John V. Farwell. THE CAM. MONDAY. JupoKllEouaßTf—General business. Jupub (Unr— 32o to 330. UR’’, sen, 337 to 342. 34-1 to 347, IMP. 351, 552, 351 to 3GI, and 303, all Inclusive. No case on trial. Junnn Jamkmjn—Assist* Jodgo Gory. No case on trial. J ijdob VoonK—Contested motions. Jemu: Houkiw— Set cases u,OHiJ, WHlo vs. Horny, and calendar Nos, 40. 44 to 00, inclusive. No case on tria.. JunoE UooTit-11 to 55, Inclusive, except GO. No case on trial. Jimmie McAlmstbu—Bet cases term ‘Nos. 480. tVmlhams vs. James, and 400, Wndhams vs. Adams. No call of tho calendar. No, 4 i,584, Drandt vs. LIU. on trial. » JuuobFauwei.l— Contested motions. JUDGMENTS. United States Circuit Court—Judo* Hi,on oktt— United States vs. Washington M. Mills, Nancy J. and John S. Mills, Itlchard Gregg, W.N. Brnlnard. 51.071.U0. Soi'Kiiioit Couist—Confessions—lsaac Weiss vs. Plillip Bosenborg. 8590.12.—J. B. I’crklns vs. Thomas McUououch, S3O. 22. Sarak C. Crawford vs. UdwardPuiuiergast, 800.811. Judos Jameson—Fred A. Bonita vs. Charles D. Eggleston, 81511. OH. Cmcuir Count—. Tonne Bookub—Solomon F. Jenkins vs, Simon D. Haskell; verdict. 880.519. L. I<. Morgan vs. Justus F. Weller; verdict, 8100, and motion for new trial.—Thomas Bcllloy. use. etc., vs. Joseph Dlnot; verdict, $275, ana motion for new trial. Judos Bourn—George Adams et al. vs. John Wilson, Jr., and James Seymore, $155; National Bank of West Virginia vs. Bauiuel Klmborlv, sls,ooo.—James McKindlcy ct al. vs. Fred W. Dleizscb; verdict,B2o4.4s. Charles Carpenter vs. James A. Scott; verdict, 804.05. COMMERCIAL LEAGUE. OPINION OP THE SUPREME COURT. Following Is tho opinion of tho Supremo Court,written bv Mr. Justice Craig,hi tho case of tho Commercial League Association of America, reversing Uie decision of Judge Kogcrs made In December, 1877, by which the Company was forbidden to do business Id the Stale, unless It complied with some requirements of the Insur ance law. • Thclnformatlon In this case was Died under Sees. 1 and 9 of an act to organize amljrcgulato llic business of life insurance, approved March 20,1809, which are as follows; Before any life-insurance company goes into operation under the laws of thin Slate, a guarantee capital of ot least 8100.000 shall be paid lu money and invoMod In slocks of tho United States orlhii State, or of any city or town In this State, esti mated at tbflr market value, or in suck other stocks or securities ns nmy bo approved by the Auditor of Public Accounts, orin mortgages, being first hens on real estate In this State, tho said real estate being worth twice the amount of money loaned thereon, with abstract showing a good title thereto, and tho corliflcaie of two landholders, under oath, certifying to the value of said prop erty. So policy shall be Issued until a certificate from lho Auditor has bcou obtained authorizing such company to issue policies. Thu Auditor ahull ex amine the capital, and a majority of the Directors •hail make oath tuat the money has boon paid In ny the stockholders towards payment of their respect ive shares, ond not fur any other purpose, aim that It is intended the same shall remain us the capital stuck of ths company, to bo invested as required by the laws of this State. In the decision of Uio question presented by the demurrer to Uio pleas, It will not be neccs-. sary to determine whether thullrst section of tne set supra relates exclusively to companies organized and doing business ou the stuck plant or whether it might embrace Insurance com panies of a purely mutual character, whlah usually have no capital or capital slock, but the resources of which couslst principally of Hid promise of its members to contribute in the payment of losses as they may occur. Thu real point to bo determined, as wo understand the question, Is, whether appellant Is a llfc-tn surananco company within the mcunlugof the act of iSOt), or does It fall within the spirit and inftnl of the last clause of See, 81, Chap. 82, H. 8, 1874, p. 201, which declares: • Associations and societies which ore intended to benugt tlio widows, orphans, heirs, mid devisees of deceased members thereof, and where no annual dues or premiums are required, and where the members shall receive no money as profit or other wise, shall not be deemed insurance companies. The appellant was no doubt an insurance company in the general and enlarged sense of that term; it Issued policies to Us members, which wvra payable upou the death of the mem ber whoso life was insured, ami did various oilier acts which are only dono by life-insurance com panies; but this aid not necessarily bring ft within the dctinttlon of a U/u-lnsuraoco com pany as that term is used In the act. Uut If appellant was to bo regarded an insur ance company within the meaning of the act of ISO 9, Uio act of 1674 has so amended tho set of ISUII that companies organized and doing busi ness us was appellant do nut, slneu tho amend ment, fall within the provisions of the act of im. A bare reference to Uie organization of ap pellant, its powers, duties, and the mode of transacting Its business, as shown by tho aver ments of the pleas, will clearly demonstrate that It comes n ithiu Uie act of March 28, 1874. Three things seem to be required to briuu the Company within tho amendment of the acts First, it must he an association intended to ben slit the widows, orphans, heirs, and devisees of the deceased members. Second, no annual dues or premiums shell bo re quired. Third, the members shall receive no money as prollls or otherwise. It will bcob- served Hint tlm policies are payable In case of loss to the widow, orphan, heir or. devisee, and to them alone. This fact of Itself would seem to be sufficient to demonstrate that, the object of Hie association was Intended to benefit such persons, and such only, as no other person can derive any benefit from It whatever. As to tlm second point, tt Is expressly averred In the plena Hint the Association has never required or re ceived annual dues or premiums from any mem ber, hut It Is contended that the Association re quires annual dues, liy reason of a by-law which provides Hint each member may he asuisseff for (he general-expense fund of Hie Association tor such sums as may bo determined upon by Hie Board of Trustees, not to exceed s'3o In any one year. There Is nothing in this by-law widen requires the payment of annual dues or premiums. No sum whatever is required to be paid by the members annually. Tho by-law merely empowers the Trustees, when It may bo necessary, to require a member to contribute a sum not exceeding S3O In any one year fur the purpose of liquidating the expenses of the Association. Umar the by law the amount is not to bo raised atinually; an assessment may not be made oftencr than once* In three or live years; It could only ho made when it was necessary to raise a hind to cover expenses. This Is entirely different from an annual assessment; an annual assessment, as wo understand (he term, would require the pay ment of a specified sum each year, while, under the by-law, an annual payment is not required; indeed, no assessment could be made except at such time us the money was actually needed to defray the expenses of (he Association. Tho third requirement, (o bring the case with in tbc amendment Is, Hint the members shall receive no monev ns profits or otherwise. It is averred In the pleas that Hie only officers of tho Association who are or ever were members thereof are Hie President, Vice-President, and members of Hie Executive Committee, and none of them have received or agreed to receive, nor lias the Association ever agreed to pay them or any of them, ' any money or other thing, but they atl have served Hie Association gratuitously; that no other officer of the Association Is' or ever has been n member thereof, and no member has ever re ceived from the Association any monev or other thing, as profit or otherwise, 'these averment*, which are admitted by the demurrer tu bo true, seem to meet fully nit Hie demands of tim statute. The by-laws, however, which arc set out In the pleas, provide that .the officers may receive such compensation asrtnsy bo agreed upon between them itml the Trdstccs; mid hence. It is claimed, members who are officers receive money os profits. The Association cannot ho condemned because It may have passed a bv law* which has never been .unforced, nor should a Judgment of ouster be rendered on Hint ground; but the by-law If enforced, would not lie Inconsistent with tho statute. The section of the statute should receive a reasonable con struction. and, when this t is placed upon It, we doubt If any court could properly hold that If a member was .an officer of the Association, mid was paid a copipensatlon for his services, that such payment would be “re ceiving money as profit or otherwise.” The ob ject of the statute no doubt was to prevent the corporation from making .dividends of profit among the members, as do corporations organ ized lor pecuniary profit; and white Hie statute might subserve a useful purpose if construed In this manner, wa fall to ; perceive any benefit willed would result If n member of the Associa tion who happened to tpi an office should be de prived of receiving compensation for his labor as an officer. Compensation for labor caunot be regarded as profit, wltlilWtlic meaning of Hie law. The wore! profit, as ordinarily used, means the gain made upon any business or investment: u different thing altogether from mere compen sation for labor. . |, If we arc correct in our construction of Hie statute. Hie pleas set up a' complete defense to the Information, and the’ demurrer to them should have been overruled. The Judgment will bo reversed mid the copse remanded. THE CHINESE. T.os Angeles* Protest—Au j Abduction Case— Precautionary Measures. San Francisco, Feb. 2Sy-*Tlie City Council of'Los Angeles yesterday adopted the following, uml telegraphed It to the I’fesldcnt: “The people of the Paclllp,coast have had thir ty years’ experience with Chinese coolie slavery, mid they ought to,know something of Us practical working, mid limy ask protection against, the fearful scourge. ,pur Eastern breth ren In general do nut understand this question practically, ns they liavo hud no such experi ence. Therefore their ciqmor is senseless. President Lincoln killed Affjcan slavery after It had' attained-gigantic ■ proportions. President Hayes now has power to scotch, If not to forever strangle, Asiatic slavery amour shores lu Its iu fancy. In behalf of the people of our city and Commonwealth, wo forvcutly but respectfully beg that bo will uot lose the golden opportu nity.” Ml Signed by Iho Mayor amliCouncll of Los An geles. San Fuancibco, Cal., Feb. 29.—AVlrglnla City dispatch says Chinatown has bccu In com* motion all day over the abduction of a Chinese woman. The ofllcers whoWcut down to rescue her i\'ere fired upon by the with shot* guns. They icturned the fire 1 with revolvers, am! dispersed the Chinese, 'i be woman, who was taken by the police, was married this afternoon. The couple asked to ho’allowcd to spend the honeymoon in the County Jail, os they wero In icarof being killed. Considerable excitement prevailed. The Chinese again attacked the ofllcers this evening, who went alter the woman’s clothes. > > In anticipation of the ycto’of (he Anti-Chinese bill to-morrow, and the possibility of a disturb ance ensuing, Gen. McCoiqb, acting under In structions of tbo Governor, has placed a guard oyer all the armories of militia. It Is not known Dial In polng this he is influenced hv the knowl edge of anv proposed movement of a serious nature, it is probablv purely a precautionary measure. There Is good ground for the belief that at the present Juncture of political olfuirs In llie Btate. (ho leaders Of the workingmen nml their followers will be among Uic first to oppose any violent action. ;Jn seme quarters It Is considered probable thqt criminals might seek to make the veto a cause fur creating a dis turbance, with a view to. plunder, but any demonstration from that quarter would be sum marily squelched at the police headquarters. Notarillluof excitement; Is |uiseurnlblo, and all knowledge of anything afoot tending to a breach of the peace is utterly disclaimed. BUTTER, CHEESE, AND EGGS, Manciibsteh, la., Feb. 23.—Tbo Northern lowa Butter, Cheese, mid Egg Association, which has been In session hero the past three days, adjourned sine die at fi p. in. The Con vention Is pronounced a success In every par ticular. The attendance was large, aud much valuable Information was elicited. To-day cheese-making mid the breeding mid feeding of dairy cattle occupied .the attention of tho large audience. The Associatlon'appolntcd Col. It. M. Lilller, of Scott County, delegate to tbo great International show of tho Huyol Agricultural Society of England, which meets In London June fit) ami continues till July 7. Col. Llttlcr Is the Secretary of (ho Association mid of the Na tional Butter, Cheese it Egg Association, The fourth annual meeting of the Northern lowa Association will nu hold at Montlcello, Jones County, Feb. 19. One hundred mid clghtv-two creameries and 'dairies were repre sented ut the Convention this year. Connecticut's New Capitol In a Had Way. Ihirtfbnt PUunirh to Xtw J ‘irk Her a lit. Startling rumors of Urn insecurity of Dio Ijabo stories of llm Capitol lower culminated to-day In a resolution providing for a special luvesllga tiou by a committee of tliu Legislature. A member ot Die Committee on Capitol building mul Grounds stated to Die Homo Unit noon alter the Committee was organised be had received two anonymous letters stating Unit tlio base* stones were cracking and iu u dangerous cub* dition. Subsequently Dm newspapers referred to Dm subject iu Bitch positive terms that ho be lieved that an Investigation sbould bo bud in justice to Dm Blum and Dm contractor mid in consideration of Dm safety of llm members of Dm Legislature and oilier occupants of Dm building. He had been informed Dial great pieces, us largo as a man’s body, bud cruekcd oil Dm edges of Dm granite base-stones, and In one or more instances with a report es loud as Dmt of a small cannon. Tim resolution passed. Since llm meutlng of Die Legislature Dm base of Dm tower baa been boarded from view, but it Is Known that workmen have been engaged at night pouring melted type metal Into Dm Inter stices of the blocks. Thu trouble, according to Dm architects, la that Dm great base-stones were laid too cjosu Jointed, and, tbelr surfaces being uneven, gave unequal bearing surfaces, result ing in chipping, especially near the edges. Type metal Is now buhigruu In, and it Is claimed (hat this remedy will be sulllclcnt to prevent further trouble. Another fault alleged by some persons Is that Dm tower base has granite on Die outside, backed with brick, and that this gives unequal bearings. Tim Committee will begin the investigation to-morrow, as nut a few members of Dm Legislature are really alarmed by the reports of the insecurity of Dm tower. DR. MEYER. Evidence on the Application for a Habeas Corpus. The Coroner Begins His Investigations —The Bodies Exhumed. Coroner Mann Ocean an InveaUgatlon ycalcr* day forenoon at County-Undertaker Elton's office, No. 454 State street, for the purpose of learning whether Mrs. Ida Moyer (ace fitark) ami Henry Qcldcrman came to their death from poison administered hy Dr. Henry Moyer, who, It has Locn alleged, entered into a con spiracy with Mrs. Ida Qeldormsn in order that (hey might get the two first named out of Hie way so that they might enjoy each other's society. The reports regarding the alleged conspiracy and the arrest of Dr. Meyer and Mrs. Qcidcrman have olrca'dy Appeared In Tiib Tiuduhr. The bodies, widen were tmrlcd last October, were exhumed hr the Coroner's order and taken to the County'Undcrlakcr's place. A JOltr. composed of the following named gentlemen, was empaneled: R. F. Urcen. foreman; W, O. Osgood, Frank Lombard, Charles Hopper, O. L. Fox, R. 11. Lamb, W. C. Smith, W. li. Swell, t Cflarlcs Vnrgcs, John U. Floyd, Arthur Erbe. 'MI John Tumdsou. The Coroner assembled tv jury In the room where the post-mortem examinations are mode, and swore them In. The collln*, which h.id Iwcn sealed,were brought Into the apartment, and Mr. Elton testified that they contained the bodies he had been ordered to exhume, that of Henry.Octdcnnan having been brought from Ihe Herman Catnollc Cem etery, nud that of Mrs. Moyer from Qraccland. The seals were cut and the lid removed from the blnck-vcivet-covcrcd casket containing the body of the man. and the moldcrlug form of Henry Qcldcrman was exposed to view, the odor peculiar to the grave emanating from It. Thu corpse was dressed In a suit of plain block, and the lower portion of the face was covered with a white, (laky substance, like frost, but the upper portion was In a lair state of preser vation, though much discolored. Thu Coroner called fur the witnesses to Iden tify the remains, and Matthias Bltrk, of No. 275 liurlbut struct, Bernard Frost, of No. SLS Church street, Charles KlrcliofTj of No. 122 Mohawk struct, and Her mann KlrcliolT, ol No. Kll liurlbut struct, stepped up to the collln and testified that thu body wus that of Henry Qcldcrman, who dlud on Hu! IDlh of October last, ut tliu corner of Eugenio and Hedgwlck streets. Thu seals and lid were uext removed from the collln contain ing the body of tho woman, which was attired In a black dress. A crown of tube-roses and smilax wos upon thu head, and flowers were strewn upon the body, mid their perfume wus quite strong. The face was dcconqxised almost buroud recognition, but tbo wealth of light colored bair was undisturbed. The green mold stood out upon Hie white-giored bands, which were clasped together across the breast. After the bodies were idonilded the Coroner announced to Uiu Jury that they could disperse pending the POST-MORTEM EXAMINATIONS, which the County Physician ami assistants would then begin. The stomachs would be taken out, uml their contents analyzed, mid hu thought it would require two or three weeks* time. lie would, therefore, notify the jurymen when they were wanted again. Himself and the foreman, Air. Green, would sco the post mortem examinations conducted. Dr. ilalnus, Professor of Chemistry at Rush Medical Col lege. would take the stomach of the man, and Dr. Slobel that of the woman, for an aoalyzatlou ■ of tho contents. 1 A low of the jurymen remained to witness the post-mortem examinations. The body of Henry Gcldcrman was then re moved from the eollln and placed upon a long table so that the doctors could perform their work. Ol the latter there were present County Physician Harruun, Prof. E. 11. Pratt, of the Chicago Medical College, and Drs. Danforth, Geiger, and Whiddcu.. Dr. Harrouu had a slight wound In one of his hands, ami was there fore unable to use the instruments, but skillful assistants did Uic work successfully. The stomach of the dead man was soon removed, and the lop of the skull was taken oil mid the bruins examined. The work was performed with considerable dlfllculty.owlng to the decom posed state of the body ami the odor that arose. The same course was pursued in regard to the woman, and the stomachs were separately placed in jars containing spirit, uml scut to the chemists above named, for analysis. Ho far as could be ascertained there were no outward evi dences of arsenical poison, and It chloroform had been used there would bo no traces of It left in the bodies. The work of the physicians was completed during the afternoon. The Coroner had the burial certificates In bis possession, mid a Tuiounb reporter look nolo of them. That of the woman bore the follow ing memoranda: Date of death, Nov. 1, 1878: name, Ida Meyer; age, 2d years. 2 months, ami 21) days; occupation, wile;- where born, Ger many: place of death, No. 300 Nurtn avenue; cause of death, albumen urea; specifying com plications. bilious colie and endometritis. This was signed by 12. 11. Pratt, M. D. (the Professor ahovu mentioned), of No. 820 North LaSalle street, uml 8. P. Hedges, of No. 414 Centre street. Prof. Pratt identified the certificate as /the one made out by him at the time of Mrs. Meyer's de in(sc.*£Thc other ccrHlicato was us follows: Date of death, Oct. 10, 1878; name. Henry Ucldcrman; age, 112 years, 1 month, uml 7days; occupation, grocer; where born, Germany; place ol dentil, No. 1305 Sedgwick street; cause of death, catarrhal gastritis; specifying complica tions, myelitis; duration of disease, two weeks. This bore the signature of Henry Moyer, M. D., No. 303 North avenue. TUB HABEAS COJIPD9 CASK of Dr. Meyer came up in the moruing before Judge Hedgers. Assistant Prosecuting Attor ney Llnscutt appeared for the People, aud O’Jlricn it Kettcllo for the prisoner. Mr. Lliidi-oit gave a shun history of the case. Mr. O’Brien claimed there was no evidence against his client, ilo hud been arrested and committed to Jail without examtnattun. Unless tlu* evidence was verv strong, he must be ad mitted to ball or else discharged. Mr. Lluscott said that he expected to prove by a druggist that Meyer had bought eighteen ounces of chloroform on the day of Geldcrman’s death, mid by a nurse in the Alexian Brothers' Hospital that the latter had been directed by Dr. Mever to bold u cloth saturated with the chloroform for four hours over Oeldcrroan’s face. Those witnesses wore not present, how ever, and counsel wished time to gel them. Alter some further discussion the bearing was postponed *to JlslM) p. in. . At Unit hour the parlies again appeared la court. Ur- Meyer Is a tall, tbln-luced oerson, np fiarcntlv about -15 years old, with light hair mid ong whiskers. Ho sat Immediately behind bis counsel, mid took u very earnest interest In the examination, The first witness called on behalf of tbo peo ple was Ciemeiicu Muruacli. a nurse ut Uie Alcsiun Brothers’ Hospital. Ho was sent to Ueldermnn's house the day bo died, mid for two hours helped Dr. Meyer administer chloroform to (luhlermau. i)r. Pratt was la the room part of the time. Meyer also gave two or three hypodermic Injections to his patient. At the time the latter died Mever said It was a good thing fur him and also for bis family, as he was out of pula. Fred Gclilcrmun, a brother of the deceased, testified Unit ho was sent from time to time to bay chloroform during the last two days of his brother's sickness. Muycraix) the deceased wero friends. Meyer was first called in about a week before Getdermau died, and at once, after mak ing au examination, said there was great danger. The deceased sutlorcd greatly from convulsions, nml after Ur. Pratt had been called in, ft was suggested chloroform should be given. Meyer hod not been hi the habit of visiting deceased except in a professional wav. Klchard Meiaung, a clerk in a drug-store, said he had prepared several prescriptions of mor phine powders for Ur. Pratt, and had put up three ounces of chloroform fur Ur. Pratt or Dr. Meyer, The first prescription was made up the morning before Geldermau’s death. Adolph Waller, a druggist, said ho had put up six ounces of chloroform on two or three occa sions for Ur. Moyer, and six or eight morptfino powders. Twelve ounces of chloroform was sulllvient to kill a man. Joint Knth testiiled to procuring three bottles of chloroform at Fred Gcldcrmun’s direction. John Lnnmerhig said he also got one bottle. Mrs. Stark, a sister of the iVceased, swore Dial Meyer bud remarked before Gcidermaa’a death that he hud given linn chloroform enough to control twenty ordinary mao. Annie Klrchofr, a sister of Dr. Mover's wife, tcstllled Dmt none of her relatives were permit ted to visit Mrs. Meyer when she was sick. She hud a miscarriage iu August last, and died In November. Meyer and Mrs. (leldcrman had been seen together during his wtio’s Illness. Witness saw Mrs. (Jolderaiun In Mover's office, aim stayed there an hour. Moycrappeared Very buupy Dm day after bis wife's death. Tim next witness was Airs, Ucmme, a midwife, who stated Diet she called on Mrs. Meyer at the time she bad her miscarriage. The falter was then Helpless in lied, and said she boil lain there tbirtv-fuur hours without ony care or attention. Charles Kirvhuff. a brother of Mrs. Meyer, (oitiDcd Dmt Meyer asked him to get some chloroform once, but not to 101 l for whom ho trot It. Thin whs given to Mr«. Mover several time* the Sunday night before her death. Bho was very nick, nnal did not recognise him. lie wm not prevented from visiting her when oho was sick. The court then adjourned In 10 o’clock this morning, when the examination Will bo contin ued. iOGAL POLITICS. THIRTEENTH WARD. About two weeks ago a meeting of citizens of tbo Thirteenth Ward was held at Tammany Hall, Uie ostensible object being to further im provements in the ward, but really, it appears, to try to elect 8. D. Hayes to succeed Aid. Thompson in Uie City Council. A great many speeches wero made about school-houses and sowers that thcr had not, ami a committee was appointed to ascertain what had become of the money appropriated for school-houses and sites in 1875 and prior years. Mr. Hayes was made Chairman of the Committee, and has since been at work. Lost evening a meeting was held at the same place to hear Mr. Hayes* report. The meeting was largely attended, and presided over alter nately by Dixon and Donohue, who have hereto fore figured as Nationalists. A great many Democrats were present; in fact, Uicy seemed to bo running the gathering. A group of them said to a reporter, with a knowing wink, “We arc all for Hayes,” and, upon being questioned uto why, let the cat out by saying ttiat their purpose was to egg him on as against Thomp son, get up a split in the Republican party, and then turn around and elect a Democratic Aider man. Mr. Hayes and Ids few Kcoubikaa fol lowers did not seem to be aware of what was going on, however, and mistook llieir presence for friendship, and acted accordingly, mid, in answer to their call, read Ids report, which, it was discovered by a report er afterward, but not by the meeting, was unsigned py auv one, even Mr. Hnycs him self. Thu anonymous document went very largely into statistics, and showed that there were 1,023 children in the ward who did nut have school accommodations, and I,OuU who only attended school half a dar. ft further set forth Hint since 18(2 $827,480 had been appro priated for ftchopl sites mid school buildings in the city, of wbicli s4Uß.fti3 bad been expended, leaving unexpended s32lM>i7. Of tiic entire amount, $238,010 had not been collected, and there was to the credit of the fund at the be ginning of the year. In cash, $31,0511. The re port turlhcr showed that the City Comptroller had charged uncollected taxes, the Cage defal cation, and other items to the amount of $1115,- 848, to the School Building and Site Fund, mid that the money appropriated for school-houses In that ward had thus been disposed of, or, In the language of (lie report, “dumped into a cess-pool of frauds, losses, defalcations, uncol lected tuxes, mid commissions.” Under this same head the report said, which does away with one of the Hayes arguments: Your Committee, In order to acccrlaln what the pro«pectiwcte forgetting tut* hullJluu (on Oakley eireet) In the near future, urovuling ttui order nasecd the Council, called upon a member of the Hoard of Education, and \vu« politely Informed that, on account of the charging up opaiiim thu building fund nil Bortn of lum** aim defecations above referred to, and the niggardly appropriations doled out to the School Department by Ilia mem* bera of thu Cotmnon Council (U being by fur the least of any madu in nrunortlnn to Us importance). It would be ImpOMlble to hulld tnl* or otticr action) buildings badly needed until thn Common Council chanced tbelr lactlca in regard to bcUools and cave them a more liberal appropriation, Instead of lev* islilng it upon other deparlmeota that needed It tar leas thou the achoola old. Tlie so-called report concluded, after the showing, by charging indirectly that Aid. Thompson was to blame far the condition of atlairs, mid by stating that of the BS.OOU children In the cltv, 44.000 were without proper school accommodations, showing plainly thut the Thir teenth Ward was not alonu wanting In school facilities. Mr. Comstock epolte to Uie report, but more parlicoUirly in abuse of Aid. Thumpsun. lie was followed by Donobuc in a harangue after the same spirit, and the document was, after a struggle, received, and the Committee continued. Mr. Hayes wus then called upon by the Demo crats for a speech, and he replied at some length, saying, however, very little thut wus new. lie thought Unit If the papers continued to advertise his meetings Hint he would get up considerable enthusiasm, und went ou to say thut be was in favor of Washington street being made into a boulevard, mid kept in repair by Uio Fork Board; but he was silent in answer lb a question as to whether he would allow express wagons and teams on the street afterward. Hu wus also in fuvor of the street-car tracks being extended to Central Park, but the question of enforcing the lire ordinance to preclude (he building of frame houses ou the prairie hud not been well considered by him. He thought, however, thut he would he opposed to allowing any other than brick buildings (o he creeled in the ward. He wus Interrupted quite frequently with questions, and once by an old gentleman who said ho was for Thompson, which wan greeted with applause, uml which pructicullv broke up the meeting In thu midst of his speech without the formality of adjourning. FIFTEENTU WARD. The Fifteenth Wnrd Itcjmbllcau Club held n meeting In Foil Hull lust evening, Hcurv Fugle- Imrdt in the chair. The first thing In order was the opening of the Club roll, mid several new members were added. A resolution was offered to the effect that a committee should bo ap pointed from thut Club to confer with the Dem ocratic Club with a view of joining together in the election of nn Alderman, but this resolution mot with little favor, mid was eventually with drawn. The following resolution was submitted bv John C. barker, mid adopted: Wiibiikas, An election for city officer* 1* close at hand, anil a KoDubllcan Convention Is sonu to bu held to nominate standard-bearer* for tint Uo- Dttbllcan parly for the various official position* in tbo city; iherufuru, Jlttolved, Thut we recognize In the name and person of A. M. Wright the proper qualities uud characteristics for Mayor of the groat City of Chi cago, and bellcvo and respectfully submit to (tie Republican Convention tiiat Mr. Wrlehiwill more fully represent the views mid wl-hv* of this cosmopolitan city, and give belter sutisfnctluu 10 the people, than auy other person yet named fur the Mayoralty. There wore seven candidates for City Attor ney present, mill it wns agreed that all should bu given on equal show in the wav of speech making, amid much mirth mid good fueling lu the large audiciica. Mr. Samuel Appleton, of the Sixteenth Wnrd, led off. Jlucouiebsed llmt he was a cumlUlatu for olllcc, uud lie modestly insinuated that ho thought ho would make n good co. lie wna followed by .Messrs. Stullli, of tbeThird Ward; Itlcaby, of UiuFourth; Bishop, of the Fourth; and Force, of the Twelfth Ward. (<en. A. 1.. Clictlaln being present, was called upon to speak, lie said lie came up to Imvo a good time, but he did not Intend to make a speech. Hu was a candidate lor the olllcu of Cilv Treasurer, if uoiuluuted, lie had no hesi tation In saying that he would accept: II nut, hu would bu Just as good a Republican as ever, Mr. William T. Underwood, of the Fifteenth Ward, the seventh candidate fur City Attorney, was uoxt aided fur and spoke. Messrs. Uuschwali, candidate for City Clerk*, Arthur Ulc-aoii, for North Town Assessor, uud Mr. iUttcrmun, cagdldute fur North Town Col lector, made a few remarks, after which the meeting adjourned for otto week. lllack, the Novelist. Jftie York Itller to /tntion I'nnt*. lias Urn story of William Black** first step In depleting Hcotn character been told in print I 1 UIIIIK not, ami at all event* Its present recital may be relied U|>on as authentic, for the gentle man who told it to mu tliu oilier day was for merly connected with the London i'tar, where Hie sketch referred to appeared. Indued, It was ho who suggested (o the now celebrated novel ist that he should give In thu column known aa “Starlight" some descrloiluu of the scenes with which be wus so familiar. “ Whv not de scribe |a Highland wedding)" ho said. **lt would bo very simple," was the reply, “tiicy all get drunk." liut, none the less, he took the advice, and •' A Highland Wedding " was u suc cess. lie followed tills up with oilier contribu tions In the same felicitous win, but just then 1110 Franco-Prusslan war broke out, and Black's knowledge of German suggested that lie would bo a good person to scud us the .Star's “own correspondent." Ho, Indeed, he proved, and, after that, the delugs of popularity, ills "Stock" will go up even higher than It 1* In England, now lliat it U announced that he shares with Wilkie Collins thu honor of supply log the Queen's favorite novels, i'ersunally, Black Is an agreeable gentleman, who does nut Impress one as being wry much of u man of the world. Ho tfears glasses and a rather llereo browu mustache, and his face Is almost os red as a bulled lobster, lie docs not shine In a gen eral conversation, and when he wus here Ids chief trait seemed to be an uncommon apprecia tion of “Western "wit. The Burlington ftauvo eus man's productions gave him uusncakuble jov, mid he quoted newspaper Items of tout char acter with a test Uml knew no bounds. I grieve to say, also, that ho not only romemb sred but declaimed couplets (rum Euglisb bur lesques,—a fciguof intellectual weakness. Still, since we bear that Tennyson tells coarse stones In order to bring himself down from a pitch of exaltation, Mr. william Black may be forgiven hie partiality for Weak pans. 1 SPORTING- MATTERS. PEDESTIItANTSM. Fn'dnl nitpateh to The Tribune. Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 23.—J. H. Webb, quite anoted pedestrian.commenced at Oo’clock last night to walk 120 miles in twenty-four hour*. Ho made hit Qrst mile In eight minutes and ten seconds. Ho made bis eightieth mile ia fifteen hours, and bis lOOthln twenty-two hoars* His lOOth mile was made In just ten minutes. The smallness of the crowd and consequent lack of cncouraccmcnt caused him to announce at 4 o’clock that be should not attempt to make the 120 miles before 0 o'clock. He assured (be audience that be could easily make the number of mites if any inducement was offered him. He made bis 102 d mite shortly after 7 o’clock, and relinquished bis attempt, disgusted with Uie patronage he received. Ho leaves for Chicago to-night, and commences bis well-known trip to San Antonio, Tux., on May 1 next. He is to leave Tub Thibonb Building/ corner of Madison and Dearborn streets, and take in .JolleU Kankakee, Indianapolis, Mem* phis, Mobile. New Orleans, Houston, and Sti Antonio. The total distance is 2,250 miles, and be is to make the trio In forty-five days, exclud lug Sundays, an average of fifty miles a day. The walk is for a wager of SI,OOO. ATHLETICS. There was a very Interesting and well-attend ed exhibition at the Folly Theatre last evening* Uie programmelncludingwalklng, club-swinging, and boxing. Thu latter sport consisted of bout* between couples: Chandler and Prof. Daplessls, of this city; Prof. Donaldson, of Pittsburg, and a pupil; Dupicssls and Mullen, the latter owell known New fork light-weight; and John Dwyer, champion beavy-weight of America, and Prof. Donaldson. The last-named pair closed the evening's performance with three rattling rounds, the last being a scorcher. This evening there will lie another entertain ment of the sumo character at the some place, when Dwyer will bo confronted by an “Un known” from Boston. Tim Glass Bros, amt Fredericks, all well-known local athletes, Will also uiv* an exhibition. THE TRIGGER. The annual meeting of Uie Kennirnlt Shoot ing Club, which was to have been held yester day, will take place at 0 o’clock tbls'aftcrnooa at Tbomaa 1 gun-store, No. 180)1 South Clark street. ■ A.llUKUitlllNTS. HAVDKI.Y’S TllllATIti;. j. it. U A VEULY........Proprietor and Manager. THIS (JURAT NKW YORK NIfCCRKM. THE roi’ULAlt SATURDAY MATINEE AND NIGHT THE NEW YORK STANDARD THEATRE CO. Grand production of Air*. EUlellenderaou’agreat drama AL.IKhT A LIFE! Plated overthrew mon lii at Standard Theatre, New York city.and given here with iheentlre Original Ca*i: Alnnd Granger. Emily lUgl. Virginia Uuehanan, Sadia lilgelow. Nellie Wiianon, Elilo Thorne, Ebeo i’lvmo ton, H. A. Weaver, Guitavu* I.evict Harry £>llnge, II.T. Ringgold. M.C, Daly. UhM.Le fierce, ,1. M.llan (tail. E. 0. stetihena, 11. A. Weaver, Jr,, W. Miller, .J, Ilrabyn. H. Clarence, K- Munruc. Matlocea Weducaday and Saturday at 3. ITiaacs'i* eciksi.'iici.vr akmokv, JacluoQ**t., bet. Wabuti and Mlchlgaa-ava. PANORAMA OP THE CIVIL WAR I Every Evening till* week. Admluloo to all parti of (he bouse, cs ceuta. \ Saturday Malioee for Sciiool CMldren Tickets. 10 ceniß. Adult*. 23 cent*. m’VKKKBrs TIIIIATBL. GENUINE SUCCESS OP BICE’S SURPRISE PARTY WILLIE EDDUIN. ALICE ATHERTON, an UURLKSQUE ARTISTS, Inconsequence of thu great favor Robinson Crnsoo and His Man Friday Its* met with, it will bn continued every eveula this wi.Tlt. Mt'irday—La»t Hohiiuon crmoe Matinee, Next Monday—HADES IS THE WOOD. jjoouiv’s T»n:.uiiE. Due Week nni Saturday (only) Matinee, eomtoeadu MONDAY. Fob. 24, IB7U. "Now 1 was happiness." Pint appearance tn Hub city of MIL JOS. K. EMMET IN ms NEW FRITZ. Kitppprtnl by blf own Full Dramatic Company. NEW PIUTE f« pronounced by Press and Publlo aa far Biiporlur to Hih oi.li Kill l'Z. Iloiue*crowded nlchtly wltb the Fashion and Elite. Stale of Price*—Admlnlon, Si, 73. so, and33a Ocilr Mftlluco (Saturday), price* i*mo ai Brenlog. Monday, Feb. 34—U DO. S. KNIGHT CO. m"OTTO," PO.VUOMEI Cm/IECII, Mlcbtgan-av., bet. 35th and 30tta-au. LAST NIOIIT OP Prof. O’XeiU'n A IV/“jP Entertainments. Will bs prosenlcd, WON DERLAMO, Tlili Afternoon, CHILDREN’S MATINEE, Commencing at ‘J o'clock. Admission—Adults, 23 out Children, io cis. li A. It. HAHUELL9 SOLE MANAGER. 3UEADAME .A.JSrXJBRSOrsT, Champion am) world-renowned I’odcitrlenne will start Monday afternoon, March XI, at J o'clock. The most mnrvciansaiu) wumicifiil feat of walking a. 004 quarter miles In 2. out ten mlunli-s. pronounced by the press, public, and tnndlcai fraternity as astonishing. Coacuns nfieruoon nml evening. Admission, esc. Children, 15c. new i*uhl,ications. Tlio Greatest Musical Success of the Day is 11. M. S. PINAFORE. It ha< attrnrted large audiences night after night and week nfiri week In all the principal cities, and having easy music.and needing but simple scenery, I* being ex tensively rehearsed by amateurs everywhere, this success Is merited by its perfectly Innocent wit. IU lively words, nnd good music. Try It white It Is new in every village! Kie«*nt conics, with Music, Words, and Libretto, mailed for sl. I’er dozen, SO. Emerson A Tlldrn’i lIIOH-SCIIUOL CHOIR SI,OO LAUREL WREATH, by W. O. Perkins 1.00 C. Everest's SCHOOL SONG 1)001C 00 Are three of the very best books far bemlaarlts, Nor mal ana High Schools, Ac, Octavo Choruses. A splendid stork of these on hand, cost but 0 to 10 cti.each, and each contains a favorite Anthem, Glee, Oratorio, or other Churns, tfuariul,or Part bong. They aru much used bv Choirs aud ho.'ldles for occasional singing. 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