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STATE AFFAIRS. Proceedings of the General Assembly of Illi nois. The Canal Appropriation Bill Before the Senate. That Measure Given Much Atten tion Ere Its Passage to Third Koaclioff* THo House Takes Action on tho Prevalent Rumors of Bribery. Spoooh of Mr. Barry Vehemently De nouncing tho Committee System. The Dig Drainage Dill Decently Printed Passed by tho Home, A BUI to Deal with Tax-Fighters Passed After Mnoh Tribulation. PROCEEDINGS. SENATE. gpeetnt J)l»natch to Tht Ttibvne. Springfield, JII M March 2(l,—After Gov. Shuman called the Senate to order this morning, ho announced the first business for the consld crotlon of the Senate was Bill Xo. 075, it having been made the special order for this hour. This bill Is best known as the Canal Appropriation bill, and appropriates “ for the purpose of mak ing necessary repairs, and providing moans to put and keep the Illinois & Michigan Canal in nav igable condition until after the adjournment of the next General Assembly," $50,000 for the first year and $76,400 for the second year, “or bo much of each as may be absolutely necessary for that purpose.” Senator Whiting, who has always taken an especial lutcrcsl in the canal, orose and said bo desired to oznlaln at some leneth the occasion of this request on the part of the canal for these apnroprlotlons, ami cave the following figures as to the cost and earnings of the canal: Its total coat was $0,557,081,50. Of this amount, $6,88(1,039.03 was received from the sale of the canal lands given by the General Government for Its construction. Its total earnings in the thirty years of its existence have been $4,312,- 874, Its expenses $1,517,770, leaving the not enrninga nt S2,7ftJ,SOS. It has also received about $200,000 besides, for water privileges, raising Us entire receipts to a fraction less than $3,000,000. He deemed these figures as the least considerable part of its bene fits. The Government cave millions every year for the improvement of harbors ami rivers from which It received no return except In the general advancement and Increase of commerce. Who could estimate the great benefits which this water-way had yielded to the people of this State In lessening the freight rates of railroad companies! It would be reasonable to say that $100,000,000 IUD PEES SAVED to the people by means of tho cheap transporta tion which this canal secured. And in tho early days of this State, before railroads were built, and when the State was struggling under dubt, no enterprise had contributed more to tho ad vancement of tho Slate in population and wealth than tho Illinois & Michigan Canal. In conclusion, ho gave some interesting sta tistics as to tho amount of tax certain coun ties—supposedly those opposed to the canal will hnyo to pay on these appropriations in com parison to what they now receive, and, ns the speaker said, for tho most part from Cook County on account: of ■thefr 'belonging to the State of Illinois, and being Urns entitled to share in tho State School Fund tax. Ono of such counties would pay $312, while it now receives $2,253; another would pay $305, it receives $1,805; and so the figures ran through about fifteen counties, mostlv In the southern part of Hie State. Tho last one read off, now receiving $8,720.23, would be obliged to pay ns its share of these appropriations the small sum of $87.21. Uo could not understand how any Senators could object to voting an ap propriation which would take from their counties so small a sum to ward this canal in winch all tho State was interested, ami in which thcCity<of Chicago had an especial Interest, lie eulogized that great city, which had paid out, in excess of its share of Hie State debt, and besides supporting its own Local Government nml schools, over $2,000,000. Could the other parts of the State now do less than to vote something in which Cook County bad and always will ho deeply In terested. SENATOR JOSLVN offered an amendment to atriko out tho sums named in tho bill, ami Insert in cnch Instance $30,000; also, to strike out tho provision requir ing Uio canal-earnings to bo paid into the buto Treasury. Ho supported this amendment bv a speech of somo length, ami finally thu amend ment wus adopted, the friends of thu canal agreeing to tho change. Senator limit then moved to strike out nil iDccitlc appropriations iu the hill. Hu said ho did nut wish to make any motion which would indicate hostility to thu bill. [Laughter.] lie objected to the bill for thu reason that It ollowed tho funds appropriated to ho drown quarterly In advance, without requiring any vouchers of dis bursement to ho at any time filed. Thu Slate should not vote Its money away In this manner, lie also thought thu fourth section was evidence of a bargain,—certainly that part which recites that no part of the sum appropriated, nor of any sum iu tho hands or control of the Commis sioners, "shall bo used tor thu payment of anv attorney or attorneys employed in any suit to rceoror possession of anv property known ns tho ‘Lake Front ’ln tho City of Chicago.” llu was opposed to this. Senator Dearborn snld thu law regulating the accounting for money drawn from tho Statu Treasury was entirely aulllcleot. And ns to thu fourth section, he did nut believe In thu Canal Commissioners going into tho business of re taining counsel for any prosecutions of tills claim or making Inquiries. Thu law officer of tho State could look into tills question if there was any necessity for so doing. Senator Riddle also took this view of tho question. Senator McClellan offered an amendment to the twenty-second section requiring a'detailed statement of expenditures before nuy of this fund shall bo drawn. Adopted. LAKE VRONT. Senator Riddle oflcrcd the following amend* meat to Sec. 4: " And no suit shall ho prose* euted or maintained by said Commissioners for the purpose of recovering possession of, or In any wav of Interfering wit h the title to tho prop erty so known as the ‘ Lake Front l in said Cltv of Chicago.” He supported this amendment for the reason that these Canal Commissioners hud taken on themselves the business of em ploying counsel to give opinions in regard to the canal’s right to this property, and lie was unwilling to vote this money if it was to be used to harass the cltv ou questions of the ownership of this property the title to which all the recent and curly legislation had tlxed in that city. Ho wauled au cud to this litigation. The amendment was lust, u largo number Ic-c)lnlng to vote, and ouly three voting in tho dflrmative. SENATOR HAMILTON •hen moved to reconsider the vote by which Senator Joslyn'a amendment was adopted, lie look the ground that this canal belonged to the State, and, being Die property of the Slate, there was no constitutional limitation or power of the Legislature to appropriate money to keep it iu repair and maintain It. He believed Its revenues should be paid into the Slate Treas ury, because they were received from the prop erty of the State, and in return tho Stale bad the power under the Constitution to appropriate funds for its proper malntulnuncc. He made oulte a long speech, and was listened to atten tively. Adjourned to 3:80 p. in. When the Senate resumed.lts session, in the afternoon, the discussion of tho motion to re consider was resumed. Senator Fuller and others took this opportunity to express their opposition to tho entire bill. The objection was constantly urged that the Constitution prohibited any apuroprlalloo In aid of the canal. In reply to this. SENATOR UIDULB said it was a principle of the construction of StuU Constitutions that thev were limitations of power: that he found no limitation in the railed on to sutt&la Urn objection that the Legislature had no power to appropriate money lorepnlr the canal; that the whole Intend* ment of inis 'provision was to prevent aid to now canals or railroads, as it was Imme diately followed by a provision allowing the surplus earnings of the canal to ho used in its extension, thus manifestly intending to forbid any application of this provision to the present canal so faras repairs or aid was concerned. It referred to new enterprises. Moreover, the de bates In the Constitutional Convention showed that this objection was raised then, and, In re ply to the question whether the construction now sought to he put on the provision might not bo urged, Senator Browning had said that this provision did not touch the right of the State to repair the canal. Senator Joslyn followed with* speech la the same line. The roll was called, the motion was lost, and the bill went to a third reading. TIOKET-SBLLBUS. A long communication from the General Passenger Agent of the Michigan Central Road, praying that the Scalpers’ act should nut be re pealed, was then read. v TRR REVBNUB SUD-COMMtTTBB then sent up three voluminous bills. Each of these contains the amendments which the Com mittee propose on separata parts of tho Revenue law. Ono relates to assessments and making up of books, etc., and another to other parts. Ju this wnv the Committee hope to meet less op position than If all the changes were In ono bill. The passage of ono bill, Senator McClellan says, wilt save 1500,000 per annum In wav of costs. Real estate Is to bo assessed oucu lu ,four years. UOUSB. Tills morning Mr. Pleasants, of Montgomery, Introduced a joint resolution providing for the adjournment of tho General Assembly from Saturday until Wednesday uuxt at 10 a. m,, In order to enable members to'attend tho town elections. This Is the Qrat pretext for no ad journment for Severn) weeks, and the members voted for it with an alacrity which conllrmcd painful suspicions in tho minds of disinterested observers that the boys like to play. TUB CORRUPTION RESOLUTIONS. This morning Mr. Barry, of Cook, arose and presented the following resolution: Whereas, It has been charged in the public prints that there Is an organized lobby in this Capital seeking to control the action of the House of Representatives by bribery and corruption; and. Whereas. It hna been farther charged that “one member of the Legislature has already pocketed $1,500 ns Hie price for abandoning a certain scheme ho was pressing that was antago nistic to the prosperity of certain organizations n ; therefore, bo it lUtolvtd. By the Homo of Representatives, that a committee of live with a clerk be appointed by the Speaker of tho House to Inquire into the truth or falsity of such charges, and that the Commit-' too so appointed be and 1« hereby authorized and empowered to send for persona and papers and report to this House as speedily as practicable. mr. sorogos, who has been again renominated for Consul to Hamburg, ana who was apparently a Utile nervous lest tho investigation should run be yond the period at which ho could remain and lie should not be hero io see the fun, ottered an amendment to me resolution providing that the Committee should renort within a week. This amendment was adopted, and tho resolution was passed. In this connection Mr. Barry sent n copy of Tun TnintfNn to the Clerk’s desk con taining a marked editorial on tho subject of leg islative corruption, uml asked to have the same read, usfollows: LEGISLATIVE BLACKMAILING. We can hardly credit tho report that comes to us through various sources, apunrontly well authen ticated, that there is a l.ttlo mercenary and corrupt ring In the present Legislature that is “on Hie make." Humor nns It that this conspiracy against the good name of the people and Slate or Illinois lias its head In tho Senate and Its tail in the House, or, to bu more explicit, that tbu clique of corrupt members wiio nru using their position and oppor tunities for tho purposes of levying blackmail arc principally Senators, with some sly confederate* in the popular branch of tho Legislature to look after their interests In that body. A member of tho Legislature has already pocketed $1,500 ns Hie price for abandoning n certain scheme he was pressing that was considered antagonistic to the prosperity of certain organizations. mr. Barry ten said: Mn. Si'Karer: This body owes it to itself and the good name of our respected Commonwealth to investigate Hits matter. Till* infamous conspiracy seems to have been traced and ferreted out by our lending public Journal, Tub Ciiicauo Tribune. I hope the charge may pruvo untrue, but this Home can't afford to ignore it. I have, by the consent of tho House. sent to tho Clerk’s desk this extract from an elaborate and carofiilly.written editorial In The Chicaoo Tiurunm of yesterday, to bo read to the-metnuers, so us to have them Judge for themselves as to tbc credence given to this scandal outside of tho State Capita), and wbut a disgrace it will bring upon this body if we do not punish thu perpetrator* or disprove the charge. It is charged, sir, and 1 believe it to bo true, that certain mem bers of both the House and bonato have In past sessions, as well as la the. present, in troduced measures fur tho purpose of levy ing blackmail. This charge, sir, is the common property of the public, nnd this body cannot afford to ignore It. Taking ad vantage of this stain npon the character of Hits As sembly. nnd feeling themselves secure against at tack, tho lo bbylsts swarm by tho hundred to defeat every Just measure intended for the relief of the pconte. I have my grave suspicions, air. from the Actions ‘of some of tho members of this House, that the monster lobbies—tho corrupt hirelings of insurance swindlers ami other legalized frauds that swarmed this Capital for over a month- did not come here in vain. lam convinced, air, from the united oppo H IttOQ Of CERTAIN SUSPECTED INFLUENCES on this lloi.r, from tho action of certain members who keep popping up and down on their scats, on* posing measures Intended for the relief and hcncilt of the distressed people, that tboyaro bnt thu mero pnpoota ot lobbyists and Interests that aro Inimical to thu people. 1 have my grove snsulclons, sir, that somo of tho committees of this House have been "doctored" by these corrupt lobbyists, as It seems Impossible to get a bill Intended for tho relief of tho people reported from those committees to the House. Whenever a bill is Introduced loucnlnjr upon tho rate of Interest, or relating to the trickery and fraud of Insurance companies, or upon anything else lending to benefit tho masses of the unfor tunate people, Ilia then that tho puppets of thu lobbyists put In their work both lu committees and upon the door of this House. 1 can have no faith, sir, many legislative system that has us n facade this pernicious committee bts* tom. If tho people of this State and of this nation desire to have anything like wholesome and honest legislation, TUB COMMITTEE RUBINDSB must bo abolished. Never wus there a system devised sotting a pre mium uponportldv, fraud,'and robbery to equal this Infernal committee system. As wo havu ulu this Homo, tho lobbyist "fixes," so to epenu, a majority of tlio committee, and n bill introduced m thu Interest of the people U either ioblcd In the committee or reported to tho House with a recom mendation not to pass. The drst thing a lobbyist dues is tn try and gut a bill killed in committee, uml nluo out of ten of all hills intended for (he nciieilt of the people are killed in this way. The peonto should put an end tn this premium set upon fraudulent legislation, and havo all tho measures brought before the Homo where the lobbyist would have more dlUlculty lu corrupting then la a small committee. Now, air, what I have to say (o Ibis honorable hotly con bo said to every legislative assembly of till* nation; ami Isay, air, that If you who nave invoiced In you the law-making power, if you allow monstrous and legalized frauds to corrupt lofinlulimi nnd enslave the Hopnbllc while you can irutpci tho people, then when you aru dead and orgotten In dishonored craves your children, like the children of the damned, will cane your mein* ory for being falio to freedom, and for bolnjj too pusillanimous, and corrupt, and debased, to be üble to maintain and perpetuate to future ages thia glorious Itepubllc given to you in charge by the heroes of ’7U, THIS LITTLE EPISODE lu tho Hnuse caused considerable of a flutter, nnd looks and nods of approbation from various strongholds of virtue upon the floor. The Com mittee will bo nuuuuneed to-day, amt will cuter upon Its work with determination, no doubt, to find thetruo-lnwordness of things as it exists. There is an abiding confidence iu the .inlndi of many that the trail will bo discovered and the game traced to Its cover. THE COMMITTEE. Following aro tho names of tho gentlemen announced by the Speaker as composing the Committee: Barry, of Cook; Wright, of Boone; Collins, of Couk; Uurfeu, of Mason, and Junes, uf Christian. A secret meeting of the Com mittee was held at’J:3U o'clock p. m. to-day to orruugu the preliminaries of the Investigation. visit. Mr. Lovell this morning presented the peti tion of A. B. Fish. I. C. Buswortb, and over a hundred others, asking that the flsh uf our lokes be protected against fishing through boles lu the ice In the winter. Jn culling the oiteutlou of the House to this matter, Mr. Lovell stated that two or throe bills looking toward the propa gation of flsh In our inland waters, as w ell as their preservation from wholesale capture during the summer acusou, were already well advanced lu the present Legislature. But It was useless to expend money for the introduction uf flsh nnd tliclr systematic propagation with a view to Increasing the supply uichesp and valuable food if the flsh thus raised, as well as our nat ural supply, wore to be allowed to be taken lu the quantities they now are through holes In tlic Ice. Thu petition states that the flsh gather' in schools about these holes (or light and air, and aro then taken by wholesale without regard to slat or value, and large quantities, too small to be used, are thrown away, in Fox Lake alone, during the present winter, not less than sixty tons have been taken in tbia wav. If this THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE i THURSDAY, MARCH 27. IH79—TWELVE PAGES. process bo allowed to continue It means simply eiterminatlon and consequent hard ship to those who otherwise, within n few years, would bo able to obtain from such sources a supply of food at nominal ex pense and of n highly nutritious and valuable character. A subject of such general Impor tance should only need Jo bo brought to the no tice of the Legislature To jcoclvo at least the most careful consideration/ The petition was referred to tho Committee on Fish nml flame, of which Dr. Scerist, of Iroquois, is Chairman. SMOKING. For some lime past the voluptuaries of the House have been squandering a portion of their salary smoking had cigars In the Chamber, and enjoying themselves In a manner entirely Incon sistent with the gravity of their duties. This morning the Speaker, observing a cloud of vapor curling upwards towards the colling of the Rep resentative Chamber, called the attention of the House to Hula 19, which prohibits smoking In the House, nml Insisted on the enforcement of Ihe rule. Thereupon members reluctantly withdrew the lighted weeds from their Kps, mid put them In their pockets for future use. MR. mattrbws’ drainaob iiii.i., heretofore published in Tits Tiuiiuns, which was this .special order for the morning,was taken up and read a third time. This blit la a very lengthy one. and Its rending occupied morn than an hour. The roll was then called without de bate ami the hill was passed, it will bo irons milled Immediately to the Senate by Mr. Taylor, the Clerk of the House, where It will be taken up at once und discussed for amendment. The bill was passed by a votoot 111! voas to 19 nays. Those voting against the bill are Messrs. Lutterworth, Flcklln. Vuy, Frew, (Jralmm, Latimer, McCrccry, Price. I’rovurl, Keavlll. Richey, Rvan, Sloan, Snlgff, Thomason, Trusdell, Weber, Wentworth, ami Wilson. It Is doubtful If this bill passes the Senate In its present form, there being considerable crit icism of some uf Its provisions. PACK TAXES. Home Dill 470. introduced by the Revenue Committee Feb. 12, was passed. This bill pro vides that See. 230 bo amended so ns to provide that the County Board may at any time Institute suit In an action of debt In the name of the pco- piu of tliu State of Illinois, in nnv court of com petent jurisdiction. for the whole, amount due ou forfeited property, or any countv, city, town, school district, or other municipal cor poration to which nnv such tax may be due may, nt any time, Institute nn action In debt in its own name before' any court of competent jurisdiction for (lie amount of such tax due any such corporation on for feited property, ami prosecute the same to final mlgraont; and, ou sale of any property follow np such judgment, on execution or otherwise, nnv such countv, city, town, school district, or oilier municipal corporation interested in (he collection of said tax may become a purchaser at such sale of either real or personal property, uml, If the property so sold is not redeemed, In the case oi real estate, may acquire, sell, and dispose of tho title thereto the same as individuals may do under tho laws of this State; mid, In any such suit for forfeited taxes, the fact that tiic real estate is assessed to a person, firm, or Incorporation shall bu prima-faciu evidence that such person, firm, or incorporation was tho owner thereof, and liable for the tnxca for the year or yours for which the assessment was made, and such fact mav proven by the Intro duction in evidence of the proper ossossmont book or roll, or other competent proof. SPECIALS. House Bill 231. changing the time of holding the Countv Court In Leo County to December and June, also passed Hie House. House 8111U72, changing the time of holding the Appellate Court ut Springfield to April ami September, parsed by an almost unanimous vote. The House adjourned at 13:80 o’clock p. m. to meet again at 2:80 o’clock p. in. TUB AFTERNOON was spent in undoing the work performed io the morning. The vote by which House Bill (172 was passed was reconsidered, uml the bill was referred to the Committee cn Judiciary. A motion was made to reconsider the vote by which tho resolution was passed providing for the adjournment of the General Assembly from Saturday to Wednesday next at 10 a. in. This motion, however, was laid upon tho table. The House the attempted to reconsider tho vote by which House Bill 470 was passed. Mr. Hopkins raised tho point of order that the bill had been sent to the Senate, and was nut before the House. The Speaker decided tho point well taken, nml a motion was made to recall thu bill from the Senate, which was carried. . A motion was then made to recommit tho bill to the Committee on Judiciary, which motion was discussed ut great length. Wlille a messenger was dispatched to tho Sen ate for the bill, It was discovered that it was atilt in possession of the House. The Speaker thereupon declared the subject properly before the House, and Hie stream of talk wenton. The motion to recommit was lost, and thu bill was again passed bv a tote of yeas, 110: nays, 7. This measure ought, therefore, to be a good law, having been passed twice by a constitution al majority. DEEPLY AFFLICTED. During the afternoon Mr. Trusdcll called tlic attention of the House to the fact that, since thu commencement of the session, Representa tive JI. W. Wall had been called homo to assist In the burial of his wife ami imo of his children, mid ho had lust received a iciccram announcing, the death of a bccoiul child, and thu jirobalilo lalnl illness of another. In this connection ho presented thu following resolution, which was adopted: Wiibiibab, Ono brother member, the Hon. 11. W. Wall, is again called homo to assist in tlio uurlnl of his kindred, therefore. Jletolveil , That ho be (fronted Indefinite leave of absence, and Hint ho carry with him the sympathy of every member of this House. GRAIN INSPECTION. Tn obedience to a resolution adopted by tho House on March 17, reciting Umf the total ex penditures of thu Chief Inspector and Ware house Register of Chicago were $70,033.53, and calling for items of expense os soou os possible, a report has been prepared and will bu submit ted to thu House to-morrow, showing, by an itemized statement, In thu fullest maimer, the information desired. Thu recapitulation snows that there were paid os salaries tn the Inspection Department for the fiscal year ending Oct. ill, 1378, $53,703.70; In thu Register's cilice, $lO,- 078.30; expenses other than salaries in tho Inspection Department, IA.003.00: cxpenscsoth cr than salaries In thoßcglslor’aulllee, $1,03-1.04; fees paid lu Hie Committee of Appeals, $0,801; total expenses for thu year, $70,033.53. The re port shows eight Second Assistant Inspectors, live of whom havo been employed on the In spection forco over ten years, uml three from six to ten yearn. There are twenty-threo Third Assistant Inspectors, nine of whom have been employed on thu lorcq over ten years, eleven of whom havo been em ployed from two to ten years, and the balance less than two years. Tlio report shows further, that there were ten helpers employed In the Chief Inspector's office, live regular clerks, one collector, ono messenger, and a Janitor, and a clerk with temporary employment lor a month or a month and u half at different times. Six of the men employed in the In spector's office have been connected with tho Department from six to fifteen years. In the Register’s ollleo there were employed live regu lar clerks, with appointments for temporary service covering from ono to two mouths. Four of the men hi the Register's ollleo havo been employed on tho force from four to fourteen years. Tho House adjourned at 4:30 o'clock, In time to save itself from undoing the balance of the work of the day. TUB INVBBTIOATINQ COMMUTES to inquire into charges egalust members of the General Assembly held a secret session this evening for tho purpose of arranging the pre liminaries for the examination of witnesses shortly to begin. As yet no witnesses hare been sworn, but the lobbies are swarming with men who will be called before the Inquisition, nnd broken upon the rack. There will be a res olution Introduced to-morrow In the Senate, tt Is understood, looking to tho formation of a similar committee of that body to Investigate the charges inode. There is a good deal of looking over the shoulder and whispering In dark corners ou tho subject of the supposed frauds. Whnt the result ot tho Investigation will be remains to bo seen. INDIANA. INSURANCE UULLPOZINd. ejxclal Dlipatch lo Th* Tribune Indianapolis, March SO.—A bill was recently passed by tho Legislature, mid has been signed bv the Governor, to regulate tho business of foreign corporations In this Stale. By its pro visions these corporations are prevented from bringing suit against a citizen of the State In the United States Court on any obligation, and also from transferring any suits from tho Slato Courts to tho United States Courts under pen alty of voiding all contracts with citizens of tho State, and the forfeture of all liens ami title to real estate held or owned In the Stale by the foreign corporation. Thu Connecticut urn! Fine nix Mutual Life-insurance Companies, which aru heavy investors In the State, have ordered the stoppage of all business here, and will pro ceed at once to a foreclosure of all mortgages now overdue. Great distress will bo occasioned by this step, as In this city alone over a hun dred thousand dollars of morUrages are now due and uuoaid. and to force a settlement will lead to tho ruin of some parties. Other companies will follow suit, It Is feared, and toss and stiller lug will ho widespread. This Is the first fruit of legislation against bloated bondholders and corporations by this Assembly. WISCONSIN, fIKUU.UUOOBRV. Boteiat Dispatch to The TVtbunt. Madison, Wls., March 20.—The closing days of all legislative bodies are always conducted with such a rush that hardly any session doses without some serious errors being made In tho passage of laws. Tho last session of tho Wis consin Legislature is not an exception. A bill to limit the number of terms to which a person may bo eligible to the dike of County Treas urer passed the Assembly and was received by the Senate, road a first and second time, and referred to tho Judiciary Committee. It was reported bark and concurrence recommended, Senator Rankin dissenting. It was then ludollnllely postponed. Afterwards, on the Ist ot March, with a large number of other Assembly bills, it was messaged hack to the Assembly as being concurred lu. The In dorsement «n the hill, however, showed It was indellnltelr postponed by tho Senate. The bill was immediately placed In the hands of the Enrolling Clerk und enrolled, passing through tliehamis of tho Enrolling Committee of the Assembly, reported bs correctly enrolled, signed by both presiding olllccrs, approved by the Governor, and published os Chap. 203, Laws of 1870. Tito bill is, therefore, a law, although the Supremo Court, as soon aa tho matter Is brought before them, WILL POUUTI.RSS DBCT.AKB TUB PILL MOT CON STITUTIONALLY I’ASSBD. Of course, there Is a discrepancy In Us history. Tho Somite Journal shows that it was Indefinite ly postponed, whlls tho Assembly journal shows It was concurred In. In a similar case, in Illi nois, brought before the Supreme Court, It was decided that it was competent to go back to tho records and Indorsement on tho bill to ascertain the facts, notwithstanding tho prlma fade evi dence of enrollment, the official signatures ot the presiding officers, approval by the Governor, ami official publication. County Treasurers are excited over this matter, as it may seriously af fect them in the fall elections, unless sooner settled by action of the Supreme Court. TENNESSEE* TUB DEBT. Special Jilipateh to The Tribune. Nashville, Tcnn., March 20.—Qov. Marks sent tlio following mcssoco to the Legislature to-day: “ Vour present session ought not to close without some decisive step toward the settle* ment of the public debt. Tho public welfare Imperatively demands that this question shall bo eliminated from tho politics of the State as speedily as possible, and, If it shall result that your views are irreconcilable, I suggest, In that event, that you provide for a Constitutional Convention. This disturbing question must bo settled nt some time, and tho sooner tho hotter. If your views prove Irrevocable now, It Is not probable you will ogreo in tho fu ture, and consequently tho only step you can take In tho event of dual disagreement is tho resort to a Constitu tional Convention. A Constitutional Conven tion, composed'as It will be of but one body, cannot full to make a settlement clothed with sovereign power. Its action will bo (Inal and ir revocable. Consisting of lower members, It will cost no more than an extra session of the Lcgls- LVQU liu muiu .(inuuii va.m. ovpuiuu v. ...v laturc. If l you provide for such Convention. U still remains for tho people to determine whether it shall ratify Us work or not. 1 make this recommendation now so that. If vou (all to reach an agreement, the proper hill may bo perfected before your adjournment, If you concur with mo as to the propriety as to the atop.” • VIRGINIA. THE STATE DEBT. Richmond, March 20.—Tho Senate to-daycon currcd In tho House amendments to the Senate hill providing (or tho settlement of tho State debt known as tho McCulloch Compromise bill. It now goes to the Governor. POLITICAL. GRAND RAPIDS, MfCIT. Rnteinl JlhvateX to The THbuns. Guakd Rapids, Mich., March 20.—For weeks past Bomc of the politicians and place-seekers of the city have been trying to get up a coali- tiou between the National Green backers and Democrats on the local ticket, In Imitation of the action of the State Convention. To that end (both parties held their ward caucuses last night, but the scheme failed, save In one ward, where tho Republicans have a majority over both parties. This wasduo largely to the action of the Nationals, who, being encouraged by tho success they bad last spring, determined to play It alone*, but both parties held their Cilv Conventions to-night, and again an effort was made to coalesce. Thu Nationals voted down a motion for a Conference Commit* 100 In the outset by a two-thirds majority. Thu Democrats, in their Convention, selected a Con* fereneu Committee, and sent It to wait on tho National Convention. Thu Nationals said to the Democrats, substantially: “Adopt our ticket or let us alone.'* The Democrats then adjourned without making nominations to Thursday night, April 8. The Demo crats are very angry, and now talk freely of anything to beat tho Nationals. The Republicans will bold their ward caucus to-morrow night, mid their City Convention next Saturday night. This action of the Nationals in this, the second city In the State, wilt have much influence In the campaign In the State this spring, and encourages the Re publicans very much. .7ANEBVIL.I/E, WIS. FjHelal. /Utpalch to The Janrsviu.e, Wis., March 20.—The Kopublle ans held their city convention this afternoon, ami nominated the following ticket: For Mayor, Samuel C. Cobb; Clerk, M. A. Norris; Treas urer, F. 8. Lawrence: Attorney, Ed. F. Car. pooler; Justice of the Vcacc, J. 11. Batch; School Commissioner at Large, J. C. Ecklln; Sealer, Herman Knoll. The ticket Is considered a strung one. The main Issue hero Is upon tho Question of waterworks, and In tho Second and Third Wards lire Republicans have nom inated candidates for Aldurmon who are pledged to opposu tho building of water-works. Tho Democrats will nominate candidates In favor of their being built. SUICIDE. AttdaJ Dlfa'iien to The Tribune. PmLAmcu’iiu, March 25.—The employes of tho Xorth American , going up-stairs to work this afternooD, staggered back at tho sight of a man lying dead In the room at tho head of tho second Night of stairs, with his brains blown out by a pistol shot by his own hand.. Ho was Will lam H. Van logon, an engraver. 52 years old, who occuped the front room on that story of tho building. A few minutes befnru he had given directions to employes and left the room. The shot was heard, but ho was dead when found, the ball having entered the head just below Iho right car, uml passing through the brain uml out of the head Just above tho left car. Van logon was a superior artist, and had a great deal of money in business. Ho did some of tho best work In tho cltv, uml Illustrated tho whole of Dr. Kane’s Arctic travels. He went into rcal-cstaio speculation at the lime of high prices, and became so deeply Involved that he hud been pressed for money and became dcs* nomlent. Ho left a letter for his wife ami one fur his partner, with whom he bad been for twenty-four years. Ho left a family also. Sitclal DltoatcK to The Titturt*. Milwaukee. March 20.—During last nloht Mrs. Anna JUeyca, or Italy™, better known In spurting circles os “Ida Morton," attempted suicide at her residence on Grand avenue by taking morphine, it required unremitting effort for several hours to place the foolish woman beyond danger. Msmnm, March 20.—Mrs. Haley, widow of the late Cupt. Patrick Haley, of the Flro Da* partment, committed aulciUo this morning by ■booting herself with a pistol. Grief over the death of her husband, which occurred during the epidemic, is the cause assigned. Olomeuceau. M. Clemenceau, Uto leader of the French Radicals, has the reputation among tho Com servatives of being quite equal to setting up tho guillotine as a principle. Ho Is described by a correspondent as “a spare man, singularly quiet In manner, a flrst-ralo swordsman, und a dead shot. 1 should not call him tin orator, but he is a ready speaker; eschews superfluous words, uml has the invaluable power of securing a hearing for himself, no matter how adverse bis audieuco may be. He Is a phvslelau by pro fession, and tho peoplu of Montmartre, where bf lives all Die year round, are said to be de voted to him. He speaks English with singular perfection for a Frenchman." MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY. Annual Commencement-Exercises of the Professional Schools. Graduation of 103 B, A.’«, 32 Allo pathic and 23 Homeopathlo M. D.’s, and 15 D. B.'i. Reunion of the Alumni of the Law Department. Kfittlal Pinaleh to The TMStins. Anh Akbor, Mich., March 20.—The annual Commencement-exercises of the Professional Schoolsof the University of Michigan occurred to-day. As the terms ut the Medical Schools have been lengthened ’from six to nine months, there were only a few graduates from either the Department of Medicine and Surgery ot the Homeopathic Department,—the great majority of tho students in both Departments graduating at tho dune Commencement. Tho few who did graduate to-day wore those who had entered college under the old six months 1 system, and were consequently allowed to groduatu as they expected to when they matriculated. Owing to the comparatively few graduates from the Department of .Medicine and Surgery os compared with tho usual number, no FORMAL COUMBRCBMBNT KXBRCI9RS were had. Tuesday afternoon, at the Medical College, President Angcll and other members of tho Faculty addressed the graduates In an Informal manner; and tho degrees were con ferred upon these graduates and tho graduates of the Dental College Ibis morning, ot the Law Commencement, which was held In University Hall,—tho usual large audience, composed of 1,500 or 2,000 people, being present. Tho address was delivered by ox-Gov. Austin Blair, of Jackson, tho War-Governor of Michi gan, an able lawyer and born orator. The ad dress was ono of Gov. Blalr’a best efforts, and tho appreciation of It by the large audience was shown In tho repeated applause with which ho was Interrupted. The programme of tho twenty-ninth annual Commencement ot TUB LAW DBPARTMBMT was as follows: 1. Music, 2. Prayer. :i. prayer. . , 4. Conferring of degrees. g; Add teas to the class by Ms# Hon. Austin Blair. 7. Music. r. Benediction. 0. Music. . . The degree of Bochclor of Laws was conferred upon the followlnggraduatcsol the Law School i William Lucas Aaron, Attorney, Quincy, 111. William Henry Adams. Hastings, Minn. Klhan Ueldau Allen. MnquokcU. Ja. Joseph N. Amor. Attorney, Glensvlllc, O. Frank Davis Andrus. M. A Vu», AU i?nIl y vv D Vn 0 Frederick Charles Arbonz, Wheeling, w. Va. Edwin Herod Ashley, Attorney, Unalng. William Andrew Ault, M*raballynio, 0. Harry Edgar Baker, St. Paul. Minn. Gustave Charles Bartels, Dourer, Col. Theodore MoUo Bates. East Cleveland, 0. dames William Bedell, Hancock. Edwin Howard Beni ey, Armaua. ■ Thomas Benton Dtackwell, \ HnJnlla, 111. MUlnrd Fillmore HU ne. H°,}• v Y George Matthew Blake, M. D., Unnevlllc, N. Y. Frank Eugene Bliss, C. b., Ann Arbor. James Herbert Blood. Denver. Col. Viipsiid Uodell. Monroe. _ Charles Elliott Boston, U. A., Attorney, Pen* d! WUliftm t Logan BrakenrldßC. Rochester. William Henri Browne, Attorney, . n Orville, Randfotfl Hrumback, B. A. , \an Wert, 0. Joseph Cornelius Burk. Keokuk. la. Walter Perry Butler, New York. N. Y. Judson Eugene Callender, Scranton, Pa. Charles Edwin Carpontor. Geneva. 111. Warren Carpenter. John Smnolon Carter, bhofncld, O. William Paulding Carulbers, Hockport, Tex. Blvy Chamberlain, Elkhart, Ind. Clarence Eugene Chapman. Bethel, Me. i'lmvioi, Rhnndler. M. A., Grand Rapids. Adolphus Hichord Claxlmu Central r’hflricn Simeon Cobb. B. s.. Andover. N.Y. John D. Coleman. Attorney, Fort Wayne, Ind. Charles P. Collier. Holly. Homer Hodge Colvin, Attorney. Pontiac. Steuben Donaldson Coy. Bollcvlllc. Willard J. Crawford. Cleveland, O. William Holman Crow, U. 8.. Nlcbolsoavllle, *HvUllam Isaac Cummings, Niles. Thomas Daniel Danner. Camden. George Asa Dickey, Attorney, St. Jobiubory, V Thomaa Albert Dickson, Pittsfield, 111. James Frederic Drake, beltldero, 111. Judo Bnm>otiDunla|., Oxford. Prank A. Durban. Zincs* tile, O. Tnhn Columbus Cider, Downing, Mo. jSopli Wltoid Billiton, KlUeton Sl.llon, Kr. Edward George Enabler, Pinckney. Car! Edwin Euler. M. A. , Jacksonville, 111. Freu Esleo, Ml. Pleasant John Vluers Euelncu, Jr. , Dixon, 111. \v nils Wirt Kay, Elyria. O. n<Vnr.lohn Fleblng. Milwaukee, Wls. lenry Clay Finch. Attorney. Noblcsvllle, Ind. Solomon r l houipsott Finch. Flora, 111. John Eugene Fishburnc, Joliet, HI. Frank M. Ford, Attorney, Zanesville, (X Charles (iaylord Fowler. Saginaw. John Hiram Fox, Ypsllnnti. WUlls W. O. FranU, Lancaster, Po. Hus Liebig Cable. West Salem, O. Tnim Parker Gale, lloston. Mass. William Donald Gordon, Hoyllold, Ont itnmnr llerscbol Crcon, Anna, 111. John Wcaley Gregory. Attorney, Northflold, Vt. ctenrae Grimm, JoOorson, »ls. Edward Holmes Guyor, U. A., Rock Island, HI. vimnr.lav Hale. Detroit. William 'fuceton Hall, Chicago, HI, Henry Clay Hanna, Jr., Fort Wayne. Ind. Kdwarrt Florence Hays, Pittsburg. Pa. William Franklin Hays, Attorney, Lafayette, * n oeorcoHaywood. Jr.» Clinton, la. Willis Gaylord Hcmonway. Attorney, Flint, Charles Roswell Henry, Lake Ridge. Cass B. Herrington. Attorney, Pontiac. David MorganllerUog, Attorney, Unlontown, Pi ’ Kimono Herrick Iliekoratll, Attorney, Kilo, Pa, Arttiurß. lllimlns. Deer Unteo clljr, Mia. William B. lIIgRUW. We A., Chicago, 111. Matthew Hlnda. South Hand. Ind. Shannon Unnttn Hubbard. Panduaky, O. SliirtlnM. Unite. InjUanapotta, I ln4 - Uonlaraln F. Ilntchlna, IJontmc. Daniel Carpenter Hyde. Strafford, Vt. Arthur Hancock Ingraham, D. A., Urooklyn N. '* 'svleeeler Benjamin laonliatt, Camden Cemro. Clarence LlndW Jacona, AUorucj, LoßanapoM Price Jobneon, B. A., Attorney, Fayette. Vl AM?nfee JnW. Dl *° n .‘ J’ l, N Y Jonn Perry Kcllai. Malone, N. Y. Kdward C. Kelly. Grand Uaplde. Jobn Jiielue Ucrr, Eagle. WlnDcltl Scott Kerr. Lucaa, O. Joecpb Morris Klnnalrd, H. A., Uxlnctoa. Ky. DannSnauldhiaKamJer, Weaver Dam, Wli. Guatavo Adolf Lauhacher, Cleveland, 0, Cbwlea David CaTourette, Altordey, Heat Sagi' tn villlam Silencer Leo. Cmlialn. ra. Michael JohnUhnmn, ANntotloo. Henry Ilmllecl Lrnnatil.At prnoy.Nowcai[Me.lnd. Klbnilfie Emerson Lewie, IJeevor Dam, H la. lloborl AI we oil Lone. Uo ,r °lt. John Eliae alejore, Oanwje, l nr*. Samuel Malior, Ailorney. Ureal Ilona, Kae. John Alexander MauaDeld, Uopedale, 0. John McUovllt, Hamburir. Frank T. McHenry. Lima, O. Hubert Ulihop McKnlght, Attorney, Bait Satf. 01 Joaeph Benra Mctanghlln, B. 8., I’onllac. HonerlC. McNauiaro. Ucdfonl, I’a, Leo K. Mlhllle, Jeodl, O. * WilliamUacar Miller. 'loptpn, To. charleaJ. Monroe. South Haten. FrIU Morria. Manlalee. William Krvcu Myier, Attorney, South Bend Ii Ini), llenrr Wirt Newkirk. Dexter. Alphoneo Cain Norlon, Cornell, ID. Joelaii J. Nunn. Norwalk. 0. Emil Naebaumer, Hunol, 0. William IlarrUon Ogborn, Richmond, led* Lyman AdelbortOrr, Caro. Charlea Alvin Orlh, Kellbiourg, 111., Edwin Shelby Palmer. Attorney. Zanearllle, 0, Elmer Alton Palmer, Nauoleon, O. Lyman Da Em Palmer, Attorney, Slack Lick, Po. Halph Phelps, Jr., Detroit. Winslow Bbolby Pierce, Jr., Attorney, Indlsnap oils, Jnd. - StephenMerlon Reynolds, B. A., Scranton, Pa. Thomas Barton Rhodes. Lovlnglon. 111. . John Evens Richards. 11. A.. Ban Jose, Cal. John Alden Miner. Oroeotf, la. Henry Fillmore lUser, Eureka, Km. Jamce Thompson lioblnson, Cleveland, 0. Alison Creitus itae, Buchanan. Claiborne Schuyler Robror, Attorney, BL Paul, Minn. Charles Henry Rose. .Caro. Cyrus Etrbert Itoscnkrana. W a.vland, if. Y, Oeorge Frederick Hoes, 8U Cileries, HI. Albert Florlan House. Attorney. Lansing. Albert Conrad Runkel, Milwaukee, Wls. Henry Wayne Bussell,.Monroe. Louis Charles ScUwerdiioeer. Lincoln, 111. John Granville Bcouten. U. E., Traverse City. John C. Sheridan. I’aola, Kae. , „ Preston Fremont Simouds, Alexandria, if. U. Thomas Bbreve Boyce Slaughter, Lexington,Mo. Adolph Stamen, Detroit, Clarence W. Smith, Ann Arbor. Frederic Eustace Smith, Saginaw City. ‘ Charles Elliott Foils, at. ciftlr. (Icorre Washington 9om«r»Ulo.nochesler,MlnP. William Andrew Htalay. Attorney, Frankfort, lad. Edwin Forest Mirers, Wnyna. Edward Ives Rtlmson. Detroit. Ellas Cephas atone. 11. A.. Greensboro, l*a. James Kim; Taylor. Ban Francisco, Cal. Oils Darhl Thompson. Klkbarl, Ind. William Henry Townsend, SI. A., ilallle Creek. William Squire Turner, l.onlsvllle. Kv. Edwin Smith Van Deuscn, Spring Brook, If. Y, (leorite Allen Van Dyke. Ashmore. 111. Benjamin Franklin Wade, Cleveland, 0. Napoleon Wanner, Sidney, O. Bryant Walker. 11. A., AtlorneY, Detroit. Henry Ulhson Wanly, Ann Arbor. Isaac Beniamin English Ward. San Jose, Cal, Charles Beshvr Wnnllr, Attorney, lonia. Delos Nicholas Wearer, Elkhart, Ind. Lovell lliisllngs Webb, Topeka, Kan. Melville Stonu, 11. S. t Unity, Maine. Charles Edgar Sutton, B. A., Attorney, Lojani port, Ind. Waller Webster, Assyria. Otway C. Wceancr, Wabash, Ind. Henry Edward WeHkopf, Milwaukee, Wli, Dudley Morris Wells, .Montgomery, Charles Alvan Wldener, Clifton, N.V. David John Williams, Cnlloden, Out. William Henry Williamson, 11. H. . Union City, Ind. I,mile Barney Winner, B. S., Hlllidale. William Sunburn Wise, Attorney, Fiatlsmoulh, Neb. Charles A. Withe,y. Attorney. Caro. Thomas Jefferson Wolff, Itblno. Wts. Emery Thomas Wood, Hockwouil. . Will It. Wooden, Tecumsen. Henry Madlsun Woodford, B. A., Faria, Ky, George William Wnrzell, SL Mary’s. I’a. John Otto Zuufll, I’cleisbue. Total, 193. TUB ÜBOItHB OF UOCTOK OP MBDICINB was conferred uikjii (hu following members of the twcnlv*uinlti graduating dans of the De partment of Medicine and Surgery: Herman Augustus Bailey, Marlboro, Maaa. Charles I’, liumieit, Waynu. William It. Callen. Beaver Bam, Wls. Charles Fremont IHtftit, Mercer. Fa. t Benjamin Logan Euans, M. S., Watseka, 111, Lewis Alfred rlexer, Tanintiuu, Fa., • Edward Lawton Fusdlck, Boiler, Ind. LotilsC. Fuller. F. C.. Brighton. Ueorgn Austin llardimr, SanltSto. Marla, diaries Everett Hoburd. Grand Haptds. Calvin Joy llllllker, Canandaigua. Jamas Forter Howard, Montpelier. Ind. Frank .inckson Hubburd, ]’. C,. Galesburg. John Jones Hudson, Sydney, Australia. Buynold Jerome Kirkland, Urand Ilitplds. Ora Manlv. Doerlluld. James Curtis Miller, Sarpy Centre, Neb. James Fatturnon Orr, West Newton. Fa. Byron Heston Ovcnshire, Bnndce, N. Y. Louis Michael Plesincr. Saginaw. Thomas JolTeraon Itllior, Milton, Pa. Frank 11. Itorlck, Wuuseon. O. Orville Lemon Kowe, Uanavlllo, N, Y, Henry Albert SlmrtlolT, Ann Arbor. William Henry Simiu, Fh. U., Ann Arbor. Ttnlph Tvnnuy Snowdon, Jronlun, Fa. Wyllya Seamen Wslkloy, Hendersonville. Thomas Herman Wilcox, New VorkClty. Antoinette Williams, Lawrence, Kas. W. A. ti. Williams, Horton. Franklin William Wilson, Edgeworth, Ontario. Ai Hitir Lolaud Worden, Ann Arbor. Total, !lg. TUB DEGREE OP DENTAL BURUEON was conferred upon the following members of the fourth graduating class of the College uf Dental Surgery: Band M. Cattail, Cadiz, 0. William Henry Dorranco. Jackson. Frank Ojear Gilbert, Uny City. Clark Lowell Gregory, Albion. Herbert Frank Harvey, Cleveland, 0. George Thomas Higgins, Brooklyn, N. Y. .lumes Henry Uonnicott. Arlington Heights. 111. Edwin ilocoo Killy, (’lrclcvllle, O. Henry Brlstor Orr. Mansiloirt. O. Howard Trent Sackeit, Tullmadae. O. Nannie] Dartlelt Short. La Orange. lud. E. Frank Sites, Fort Wayne. Ind. Frank 11. Waldron. Brimflold, O. Cnrydou La Ford Wall, Cambridge, 0. Frank 11. Wells, Ovid. Total, 1*». * TUB HOMEOPATHIC COMMENCEMENT occurred Wednesday evening, when the follow ing programme was observed: 1. Music. SJ, Prayer. Music. 4. Conferring of Degrees. 0. Addres to tiio graduates by the Hon. J. B. Moore, State Senator. (I. Music. 7. Valedictory address bv Prof. E. C. Franklin, M. D., Doan of tbu Homeopathic College. H. Music. 0. Benediction. 10. Music. HOMEOPATHIC GRADUATES. Alvin Bvron Altyn, Ann Arbor. Archibald Herbert Babcock, Jamestown, N. Y. John Coolldgo, Wellsooro, Pa. Elijah Nash Cooper. Jackson. .Inner, Percy Drake. Jr., Nashville, Term. John IK DuMay, Saint Johns. John Wesley Din. Ladoga, Ind. Mary Tanner Dill, Lodoga, Ind. .lames Henry Knloo, Nashville, Term, peter Erb. Buffalo. N. Y. Lottie Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Detroit, Phcbo Aim French. Jackson. Leonard Edwin Gallup, Marshall. Oscar Samuel Hartsnn, Ann Arbor, Albert Lodge, Detroit. Edward Auanslus Lodge. Detroit. Daniel A. McLachlln. Aylmer, Ontario. Charles Osborne Padloy. Muskegon, Eugene Clarence Story, Greenville. Charles Marlon Waeldur. Hannibal, Mo. Aaron Robert Wheeler, York. Amos Huram Winslow, Aim Arbor. Jntnes Craven Wood, Monroe. Total, 28. TUB LAW ALUMNI. The Alumni of the Law Department bold a reunion Tuesday evening,—tbe exercises of tho occasion taking plaeo in tlio Law Lecture-Room. F. A. Mnvnard, of Grand Rapids, Allcli., deliv ered tho address, and 11. V. A. Ferguson, of Carthage, X. Y., Iho poem. An oratlou was de livered by Henry M. Woodford, of Paris, Kv,, and a poem by L. K. Mlhllls, of Oakland, Ca'l., botb of the Senior Law Class. After tbe literary exercises, the Alumni ad journed to the Gregory, where a bountiful re ception bad been prepared lor them, and where full Justice was done the inner man. This done, THU FOLLOWING TOASTS were responded to,—W. 11. Townsend, ’7O, aid ing as Toast-Masters “The Law School." Response by the Hon. Roger \V. Ruttcrtlcld, Class of ’OS, of Grand Raouls. . .. „ "The Law Aiiimnl. Response by tho Hon. William C. Maylmry. of Detroit. • • class of ’70." Response by Charles Chandler, of Grand Rapids. “The IJoncU.” Response by Judee Cooley. “The Uar." Response by tho Hon. 0, J. At kinson. of I’orl Huron. ••The Ladies.” Response by Joseph It. Mc- Laughlin. of Pontiac. “The University of Michigan." Response by President Angoll. “The Regents," Response by tho Hon. 0. M. Cutchcon, of Manistee. “Wu and Humor at the Uar." Response by Prof. U. A. Kept, of Detroit. “Our First Case." Response by Albert P. Johnson, of tho Senior Class. “Prutesslonsl brotherhood." Response by tho Hon. W. P. Wells, of Detroit, JUDICAL CONVENTION. Special nitpatch to The Tribune. Caelinvili.ii, HI., Mar.ch 26. A call has been Issued’for a People’s Convention, to bo held In this city, April 10. for the purpose of select lug delegates to attend tho Convention of tho Fifth Judicial District, to bo hold at Psna, May 11. The district comprises the following coun ties : Sangamon, Christian,Montgomery,Shelby, Faveltc, ami .Macoupin. The liar of this city is unanimous for Judge Welch for re-election. The most prominent candidates named are Judge Charles L. ttane, of Sangamon; cx-Judgo An thony ThorAton, of Shelby; Senator G. Jones, of Christian, and (he Hon. James W. Patton, uf Sangamon. Tho contest Is being actively waged in behalf of the dl tie rent candidates. X’rlnco Mffttornlcb'a Memoirs, London Alhenaum. The autobiography forms mu tlrst volume of the“l)onkwurdlgkclten,” and Is In the press. The value of it Is Increased by thu maks of docu ments apnendud. Of thu fourteen books, two (1. and iV.) are biographical, two others (If. and VIII.) contain portraits of remarkable con temporaries,—Napoleon, the Kmperor Alex ander, Louis Vliillppu. Cunning, Carlo Alberto, etc. The rest contain dispatches and letters from Monarch#, such us Francis Joseph, the F.mpcror Leopold, thu Kmperor Nicholas, Fred erick William IV. of Frussla, etc.; statesmen imil notabilities, like Lord Stratford do HedclllTe, Goethe, Humboldt, Liebig, Koasinl, Mozzofaml, etc. Tim eleventh hook contains a memorial, with thu lttio“Mcln Folitlsches Testament.’* To the many who know Mctternich only as a politician it will be a surprise to learn that he was extremely foud of science, especially tlm exact sciences; to those who regard him as a pillar of Absolutism, that ho was most anxious to revive the btaiidlscbe Verfussuugen la the Austrian States. Sumo Notable Holes In Did Ground, Vlrotnin Pujwr. The deepest mine in thu world now worked Is said to be Dm Adalbert Lead and Silver Mine In Austria, which Is 8,880 feet deep. The uoxt is the Vlvfers.coul mine iu UelgfMm, 2,817 feet. 1L was sunk to tlm depth of 3,68 d feet, but, no coar having bccu found, Dm working (s at the funner level. Tim deepest coal mines In Knglund arc the Dunkirk colliery in Lancashire, 2,824 foct, ami Dm Iloecbrldgu In Dm same county, 2.458. The deepest mine In tbit locality is Dm Yellow Jacket of Dm Comstock Lode. It Is now 2,600 feet below the surface at the mouth of the main shaft, and 2,033 feet below the Gould and Curry croppings. The Savage stands second on the list, and Die Imperial the third, both bvlmr near ly os deep as the Yellow Jacket. BEDFORD —LEMONT. Interviews on tlio Subject with Alder* men and Aldermanlo Can didates. .Villi Hardly nn Eittpllim, The; Ire OppoitJ (g a Change at I'rtseal. The scheme of the Lctmml Stone King, which has lu'cn heretofore rolerred to In Tub Tuiiiunb, la likelv. to miscarry, ns It did last year, unless something unlocked for occun, since only one or two Aldermen can bo (mind who arc In favor of annulling the present Clly- Ilnll contracts mid substituting Walker’s atone for Bedford. Those who can be counted miss surely opposed to the chnmrc, including the ones whose election is considered certain, are the following: Bollard, (.’helps, Clark, (Iramils, Mallory, Throop, Swift, Everett, llawlelgh, Knopf, Thompaon, and Wahlo, A reporter look advantage of the Council meeting last night to Bather TUB VIEWS OF TUB HOf.n-OVBIIS on the subject, and learned wlmlfullaws: Aid. Tuley—l mimmnccd when tho appropria tion was made for this year that 1 was opposed to any Interference with the present building. Aid. Cullcrton—You can’t Interview me until alter the election. Aid. Smyth—lt would cost something to tear down, mid cost something more to huild up. 1 mu not In favor of the change, from the In formation I now have. Aid. Elszncr—i can’t tell wlmt I will do. I thought It whs wrung to use Bedford stone. 1 don’t want to say anything now. Aid. Btaubcr—l am opposed to the chapge. I am not under Um control of nny ring. Aid, Jonas—l believe In letting tho City-Hall ajune as long ns It Is commenced. ) don’t like iho stone, hut am not In favor of tearing it down. AUK Tumor—Aa lons os thp, work hos pro* icodcd so tar 1 don’t believe in tearing It down uml patting up u muru expensive structure. No one Is authorized to «av Imn now In favor o( l.cmont stone, tliumrli 1 did at Ilrst favor (t be* cause I thought tilts two buildings should be of one material; but I didn’t cure what stone was used, so long as the color was alike. 1 am la no ring. Aid. MeCaiTroj—l am opposed to any chaneo whatever. 1 was not in favor of Bedford, but, now Unit the city has invested so much money, I say let them go ahead, ami let the responsi bility rest on the gentleman who fathered the job. But 1 think granite instead of blue Bed ford ought to bo used fur the columns and pi -1 asters. Aid. McNally— 1 would liavo to have good rea sons to vole for a change at an expense of $200,- 000 ur SBOO,OOO. My preference would be Lc inunt stone, ami If tbe change could be made for SIOO,OOO 1 would vote for it, ns I believe tbu money, would be well expended in having the. buildings uniform. Tim Bedford stuiio now sot could bo used m the rotunda. Aid. Lawler— I am In favor of the change at whatever cost, and you will see It made too when the new Council comes in, and bunds aro shown. Tliu contractors are nut living up to their contract. They arc going to bavu the stone cut at Bedford. If they do they will break the contract themselves, and you will see the fur fly. Aid. MeNuruev—lf the expense wasn’t so great, I would vote for the change. 1 know of no scheme to uniml tiic contracts. Alii. Bunders—l don’t know imythlngnboub it. Imu dumb on the subject, but X don’t want to see the city throw away SIOB,OOO to get a new stone. Tile stone should bo cut In Uhicaeo. As to the building, let the responsibility rest on the fellows who put it up. THE CANDIDATES. The reporter had seen in the- afternoon Mr. Curran, one of Forweb’s clerks, who is running for Alderman in tho Sixth Ward. Ho said no one was authorized to put Ids name down os favoring a change, but ho would like to see It done if It could bo for SIO,OOO or $12,000. lie had only seen Walker once In his life, and hadn’t spoken to Mr. I‘urwcll In flvu years. (fen. CUetluin, who was also interviewed, said he hadn’t thought of tbu matter, but us at pres ent advised bo would nut be in favor of a change. If elected, ho would look into tho sub ject, and do wbat bo considered for tho best interests of the city. Mr. O. W. Barrott, Republican candidate for Alderman in the Eighta Ward, stated, in re sponse to live reporter’s Immhy. that bo had given tho subject of City-Halt stone no attention whatever, bis time having been fully taken up with other matters. If scot to tho Council, however, ho should give It careful consideration when it came up, uml act la tho interest of economy in public expenditures and in tbu keeping down uf taxation. Mr. W. O. McCormick, Democratic candidate for Alderman from the Eighteenth, said ho hadn't thought of tldj matter us yet, but when it came up bo should proceed to inform himself up on tim subject in all its bearings, uml act just as lie would if ho were building a house of his own. In other words, ho should uet for what seemed to him to bo tho best interests, every way considered, of the city, and no honest man, ho added, would act otherwise. Ail of these men with whom (ho reporter talked were said bv '’knowing ones” to favor tho change, but It can be seen that the assertion was untrue as to almost every one. The major ity are outspoken in opposition, but tho timid ones are not of sudlclunt number to do any harm should they really desire to see tho change made. • Tho candidates not seen were those of tho Socialist party, Dixon, of the First, Jones, of tbe Ninth, and X’crrv, of tho Ninth, who were listed among the friends of Walker. But should all of them be elected mid really under control of the ring, winch Is considered doubtful, those who would vote to upset all that has bcou done and begin over again, would be powerless to ac complish their purpose. As to Walker himself, bo says bo would of courso like to furnish the stone, but be doesn’t see hoiv ho can work it in. Thu impression yesterday was that there was nothing in the alleged scheme, though those who claimed to be posted adhered to their be lief In Its existence,'and said that tlmo would show whether they were right or uot. A PLUMP DENIAL. To (he JMRor oj Tht Tribune, CniCAOo, March 20.—1 notice your Issue of March 23 has placed my name (It elected to the position of Alderman from tho Twelfth Ward) among several others who are rumored to have pledged themselves to the “Lcmont-Stono Ring” In connection with tho now Clcy-11011. 1 wish through your columns to pronounce any such report as regards myself abase fabrication. The stone question lias never been mentioned to mo by auy one, ami all that I know about the matter Is what 1 have aeon tu the papers. Yours, respectfully, J. D. Evkiibtt. Unmitigated I.ovo. A marriage was brought about under dlfllcul ties by two inmates of lUu Columbus Asylum for the UHud. They stoiu out slyly, found their way to a clergyman, and were united. Tiis bride returned for her clothing and was Im prisoned In a second-story room; but she mode a rope of sheets, slid down to the ground, and rejoined her husband. Onu of a pair of lovers in St. Cloud, Minn., could nut understand Her man, and Iho other could nut understand-Ku gilsh. yet they managed to come to an under standing on thu question of matrimony. The dllllculty In the case of a Troy burglar was bis Incarceration In Jail: but the girl Induced s minister to go with her to the prison and per form the ceremony. The bridal tour was de ferred for two years. The parents of a ban Francisco girl wore willing, ami the opposition came from the family of the young man, who wan Inched In hla room by bis father, bo the girl drove to the house at night, and helped him to escape, thus reversing the usual condi tions of an elopement. Mrs. Douglas' Hero. lUmUtrllle IMltt.) . One day lost week, In the eastern portion oi this county, one Mr. Dougins was shot to death by unu I’annertree. Dougins and Farraertrco had a law-suit which resulted iu Dm latter* fnvur. Douglas* wife, who was present, tout her husband that hu had been Imposed upon, that she would rather bu thu widow of u deait hero than the wife ol a living coward, and that Im must kill Farmertree. Afterward Farmer tree went down to Douglas’ house, and not finding him was returning when Dougins shot at him from behind a treu and came out. I armer- Irce leveled his jiloca and shot and Instantly killed Douglas. Farmertree surreudered him self to the uUlccrs of Urn law. Vlo and Lulu. Queen Victoria Is reported to have taken leave of ihts Frluco Imperial with almost DiaUrnaj solicitude. When Im appeared she received mm with touching kludlluoM,- thanking hhu * tremulous voice lor his Interest lu Kmrlund ana Its ormv. During Dm Interview Dm Frtuce »st upon Dm sofa, to which Dm Queen hod drawn him, and as he was leaving Dm room she tog from her own finger a ring which she piseeu upon him, bidding him wear It as a wark of her grateful regard. The Frlnco la said to have been visibly ailccied by this kindness.