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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
■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.
■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
|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.
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,
“ (lood-by, old fellow. Tell the hoys I keep
a still upper lip, mid am wearing Hie clothes I
And, with a cordial shake of the hand, tho
reporter returned his good-by and left him.
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.
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
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
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.
Callaghan After a Habeas Corpus—
Judgments and New Suits.
Decision of ilio Supreme Court Regard,
lug Hie Commercial League*
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.
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.
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
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.
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. •
Benjamin W. Sayers began a suit Id replevin
against Louis Bugler to recover possession of
thirty-five sacks of wool valued at SI,OOO.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 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. ■
j. it. U A VEULY........Proprietor and Manager.
Grand production of Air*. EUlellenderaou’agreat drama
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.
Every Evening till* week. Admluloo to all parti
of (he bouse, cs ceuta. \
Saturday Malioee for Sciiool CMldren
Tickets. 10 ceniß. Adult*. 23 cent*.
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,
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.
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,"
Mlcbtgan-av., bet. 35th and 30tta-au.
Prof. O’XeiU'n A IV/“jP Entertainments.
Will bs prosenlcd, WON DERLAMO,
Tlili Afternoon,
Commencing at ‘J o'clock. Admission—Adults, 23 out
Children, io cis.
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
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!
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A splendid stork of these on hand, cost but 0 to 10
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aru much used bv Choirs aud ho.'ldles for occasional
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