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uCS Uon of the i ustice of 4516 claim - 14 is P roij - ,n wien droos begin to descend; but when the
bit true, however, as he Intimates, that the earth begins to quake, and the rocks and mount
* i. would not have been surrendered so sins to, fall, nnd great chasms gape and yawn in the
1 a t the lime it they had not cr 9 am * Wg enough for a St. Louis girl to put her
been supposed to be comparatively Jo ° 4 lnto > 8,106 an <l all. then It doesn’t do any
“IrHess. Referring further to the for- 800 d for you to out on your galoshes or hoist up
TOrtb of the Northern Pacific, Mr. Foassr yonr umbrella,, does It? What you want then is
WDes or the ractuc, rur. roßbsr something whtch will slop the earthquake right
r.vs that JAI COOKB. who la still away. Now that is what our pills will do erery
only 5S years of ace, seems now to re- time. Take one, or, if it is an adult
deem bis cood name from ali reproach, to re- two, and throw them upon the surface of the
jover all his own lost fortune, and to pay oft dol- ground, where they will instantly explode and
ju- for dollar those who invested in the securities blend with the .ingredients of the earth. These
f the Northern Pacific.” How this can he it is P II,B contain carbon, syenite of potassium, striatic
0 t et sy to understand; bnt certainly the peo- acld > hegemony, muriate of demonia, and gnclsslo
i. nf the United States would be glad to see Precipitate, which powerful agents, blending with
Sr Cooks restored to fame and fortune, if the nitrogen of the soil, nentralize the earthquake
Northern Pacific are to be Stored d T lot>ed T =“•“
slomr with him. Weionly desire to observe, by theßß certilcales. HerTuoneTrom Lmd Ch°°ms
wsyof caution, enterprise is to be f or d, who is commanding In South Africa,
parted as before, it will be | well to stand by it dated at Isandlana, Dec. 21, 1878. Sava
on its merits, Dot as a religions work, under the he: . ‘We had to-day a very severe shock of'
itronage of religions newspapers exclusively. earthquake, N, E., 4—u—44 degree* F., the
skies at that moment being obscured with cirrho
camali. The bed of the River Oidriwbyzzki was
tipped up so suddenly and to such a pitch that the
water all ran off and the fish were left gasping;
there were millions in It The Wokoffonyewrear
fenntalns were caved in like so many bats, and
•where some of the loftiest peaks stood there arc
now only deep boles in the ground. This fearful
cataclysm threatened the instant destruction of
Fort Pearson, but by the prompt administration of
two of yonr invaluable Anti-Earthquake Pills the
convulsion was instantly checked, and in 2 min. I
14 sec. all was quiet on the Tucela. Please
send 1,000 boxes of your pills to tho Duke
of Cambridge, London, C. O. B.,—the large-sized
boxes, in taking which I find there is a considerable
saving. Meteorologists cry for them. Signed,
Chelins/ord .* There, madame is a certificate
that is worth having; two pills stopped an earth
quake in less than two mmntes and a quarter.
Have a box t"
*'l don't know,** said the woman, dubiously;
“ we don’t have many earthquakes about here,yon
. •“I know you don't, 11 said the agent, blandly,
“but on the other band you have more tornadoes
and thunder and lightning. Since the woods were
! cut down and the lightning had nothing left to
I 'strike in the country it has had to come into the
cities to obtain a proper field for operations. Same
as to*tornadoes, Kow when you have these pills
in the house you are as safe os a babe on its moth
er's breast, ora lodge in a garden of encumbers.
All you have to do is to keep 'em handy, and when
tbe disturbance of the elements approaches a focus
administer one or two of 'em by smashing them
against d fence, or somewhere where the gases
which.tbey generate will have ample opportunity
to blend with tbo air. What will be the conse
quences? Instantaneously tbe bolts of Heaven's
red artillery will become as harmless as doves rob
bed of their whelps, and tbe baffled tornado will
walk off on its car with a rotary motion and bast
the house of some neighbor who was too mean to
encourage tbe cause of missions and meteorology.
Jnst look at wbat Brig.-Gen. Albert J. ilyer, TJ.
8. A., says; ‘lam convinced, add willing to bet
big money, that a single dose of the Anti-Earth
quake Pills will cure the worst case of thun
der-storm that can occur, and give instan
taneous relief to the Upper Mississippi Valley,
or any other section of our common and united
country threatened with tornadoes. No Signal-
Service observer should be without - them. See
that the name is watermarked on the directions for
use which accompany c&ch package. 1 What do you
think of that, madam, eh? Why. a box of onr
invaluable pills will save its cost twice over in
keeping yonr milk from souring during .thunder
storms. ' Shall I leave you a box? ”
She surrendered at discretion and bought a box,
and so did every other woman on the same block;
and now they all look out for squalls without the
slightest fear.
Gen. Dice Tatlob has been vindicated of the
jlyuge of deliberate falsehood In the matter of
tie breastplates worn by cavalry soldiers in
Bases’ armv. Many correspondents of the
Vaiion testify that they saw such breastplates
Jatcn from the bodies of Federal soldiers. Mr.
SiXBT C. Wat.se, formerly In charge of the
Bureau of Clothing, Equipage, apd Equipment
of tie Quartermaster-General’s office. If. S. A.,
vrites to the Savannah Fetes that they were in
troduced into the army shortly before the Re
bellion by Gen. McDowell, “for the protection
0 f our officers and men in Indian fighting
against lances, arrows, and arma btancha gen
otaily.” “He had borrowed the idea,” says the
Kation, “from the French Cuirassiers during a
trip to Europe for purposes of Inspection.”
The testimony completely uses up the assailant
of Dice Tatlob so far as the facts are con
oerned, but the inferences drawn from them by
the Isttcr were totally erroneous. It must be
admitted that the Yankee' cavalry were quite as
veliint. and, towards the close of the War, as.
successful as their Confederate opponents.
The most unaccountable spirit of humility has,
overtaken the-city officials. None of them is
■willing to be at the head of a department.
There is Capk Sivo.v O’DoN'K-Er.t,, for instance.
Acting Superintendent of Police. He Is in
mortal fear lest be may be confirmed as fall
Saoerintendent. He would much rather be the
Deputy Superintendent. Acting: Fire-Marshal
Swesib is in the same position. He doesn’t
want to be Fire-Marshal. He wonld prefer that
Eesseb should be reappointed. All the clerks
in the Water Department are begging and pray
ing that their salaries may be reduced 5 per
cent, and laying awake o’ nights for fear their
petitions may not be granted. The firemen have
succeeded, after great travail, in securing a re
duction of their pay, and it is renorted that the
police are conspiring to the same end. Sir.
Habbeos has very humble servants, indeed.
If they hate him as cordially as humble servants
generally do their masters, we fear Mr. Habri
sos will never be elected again to a political
office in this city or county.
The Kew York AVion observes that the case
of the nezro Cox, who has just been convicted
of the tilling of Mrs. Hull, and sentenced to
death, “shows the valne of the old principle of
Anglo-Saxon law which makes the taking of
life by any one engaged in the commission of a
felony murder in the first degree.” The yalno
of this principle is also illustrated in the case of
Jobs Lamb, now under sentence of death in
this city for killing Policeman Rage. Another
princinle of law helped to convict Lamb, name
ly: that when two or more persons engaged in the
commission of a felony, and one of them takes
a human life, they r»e all equally responsible,
and guilty of murder is the first degree.
It is argued in some quarters that Memphis is
afflicted with yellow-fever because the City
Government has repudiated its debt and become
a taxing district. But isn’t this putting the cart
before the horse? The chief excuse advanced
for turning the city -into -a taxing district was
that it had been so impoverished hr the results
of the - yellow-fever epidemic that It couldn’t
pay its honest debts. It is still true, however,
that the epidemic of repudiation has been far
more injurious to the South than that of yellow
fever, and it is quite possible that the latter is
aggravated and sustained by the former.
The Brooklyn Eagle continues to scream be
cause ot the aristocratic tendencies which it is
pleased to discover in The Tribune. And yet,
when we remember that only recently the Eagle
published a tremendously lons article to instruct
its readers in the important matter ot the preced
ence and style of members ot all the classes of
the British baristocracy,lrom Princes and Books
down, we are at a loss to account lor the Eagle's
Xerodty. The Eagle said more anont the Peerage
in, that one day than The Tribune does in a
Several hundred citizens succeeded in paying
their taxes last week, in spite of the ingenious
and almost Insurmountable obstacles thrown in
their way at the County Treasurer’s office.
"With Its usual offensive egotism, the St. Louis
Republican prints “A Plea lor Mules.” He that
hath ears, etc.
53ie Louisville Courier-Journal prints a
poem “Tolly Male.” first two lines are:
O male, lornr-sallerlng, bisely-alandered male.
The batt ot all the world's broad rldicole.
•ad the last
8° 5 1 *** niy male, yoar matin nabbtnc munch,
and 1 will trim your tall the while you lunch.
As the poem breaks off suddenly here tbe infer
ence is strong that the unsuspecting aud too con
fiding bard was wafted up about three hundred
steps of the golden stair. Gone to meet Oilderoy’s
Kite and Beecher’s “Life.”
The Hartford Times tells a beautiful story
of a man whose umbrella was stolen at church, and
who. therefore, put an advertisement in the local
napcra, as follows:
BunaSt™ 1 ? vestibule of the Church last
““ -No. - San Fe
r Hartford Timet thereon adds that next morn
,H? the resident of San Fernando street found bis
Wtchand front-yard covered with umbrellas, re
nn4er of the friendly night. This ex
wauon ot the peculiar morality of Hartford is all
. but The Tribune can tell the Times ot
remarkable and characteristic occor
v”"-. T4ere » “«n in Chicago who had lost
Us umbrella under similar circumstances, and he
P ““ a similar advertisement, and next morning
“ breakfast mere came a thundering
SfKtJSSl 1 - ‘ nd 016 Po * lßUa
wSfwS Sora'Joo would'iiSf S™, know It. if I
me. All llara shall hire met {“‘A V “P after
bnraeth with lire and brltaSon?s,J i. t \i e late which
Louis, In midwinter wait o hotter than st.
IwlilWtjou s2lo 10 $sa l toat t Ton 0 s L ns? I J ,! me - cb?
am. Pm up or shot noT 1 w , h ° I
■nch a aead-imre thinsand want*tn yoa have
am yoar peppermint-drop. “ gamble upon It, 1
Ina Man Wao Stole Torn Drbbbua.
A middle-aged man of benevolent and re
apectable aspect has been infesting the West Side
during the past week, armed with a stock of pills
l‘ r l h 5 n V !es: *°™«does, and thnnder-storms,
Uf which he has disposed of so many 50-cent boxes
“ 10 afford very gratifying evidence of the revival
th^?. de- H 8 pUIB Btron ß'y resemble torpedoes in
tlieir aopcMtuce, bat are prepared after a recioe
ZTt r° ““ br Brie - GBD - “rer. whb'r
!*‘, d 11 “ Indian medicine-man. The
profits on the manufacture are to be expended in
r Dg “‘“‘“nar.ea “ d signal-service ob
etTcre among the savages In South Africa, who
whom £ ' ard the G °SPS> Preached; andamong
,nch Mtnra l convnialons as earthauakea and
condDcted op °° ■
Ogantic intensity happily unknown Jo ns. The
toseßlnaung agent chargee nothingfor bis time
leer v^ 8 " W* own traveling expenees, bis only ob
w?m.J n , g ( “ WUh bi Ws eyes heassnred a
n, I" * lle rtclnity of Union Park yesterday)
for a e humanity and to complete hia studies
the?™ ° n 60ciol °W. "loch ia to contain
*■ v 1 of personal researches.
‘ e , e ’ tnadatn,” be said respectfully to the
matte™-' 11 of Union Park, ordinary
\otWo he foreseen and prevented, as a rale,
guars earthquakes. A ram-storm von can
iu&le> “ W ,n ameasure by noting the probabil
m Tin Ibiecsi and knowing enough to come
There is a dreadful tyrant
That rules in our fair land;
Mncn worse be than tbe monarch
Our fathers did withstand.
Ko crown of gold he weareth,
Xor robe, this despot fell;
Be garbs himself as waiter
At watering-place hotel.
The taxes he doth levy
Are known as “ tips” and “feea”;
Wo to the dauntless Hampden
Payment withstands of these!
The chair to which reluctant
I* shown each niggard guest
Is steadfastly avoided
As if be had the pest.
In vain in calling waiters
That Hampden spends bis breath;
He shall sit there, it may be.
Until he starve to death.
Or, it they take his order,
They tardily, will bring
Of all that he did call for
Never the tiniest thing..
Cold shall bo meats and potags
Aa warm the ices are.
And everything he tastes he soar
Except the vinegar.
And when the Hampden hies him
Unto bis room remote,
I trow the meanest bell-boy
Shall not deign whisk his coat.
’Twaa a Chicago tourist
Had sternly sec his face
Against the gift of perquisites
At any watering-place. *
But when to Saratoga
. He came he made his mom,
Thevillain waiters left him
So religiously alone.
♦* I will arise,” said he, “and
Shake from my feet the dost,
As a witness ’gainst this hostel.
Bat mast eat something fust.”
He took from his vest-pocket
A greenback; you no sped
Bad needed to discover
That greenback was an X.
He folded it up neatly.
And ’ncath his tumbler there
He placed it, while ho studied
Careless the bill-o’-fare.
As sudden as when vultures
A played-out mnie observe,
Into that table’s orbit
Did every waiter swerve.
They dusted off the damask.
They filled bis glass with care, -
Taey leaned to catch his whisper
On either side his chair.
And they hogeed him make his order from
Eleven bills of fare.
They brought to him his dinner,
Oysters, and soap, and fish.
And vegetables, and entrees,
. And meats of every dish;
He had brought with the speed of thought
Whatever he did wish.
And while he dined three fanned him
To keep away the flies,
And the rest beamed on him whet* he sat
With contemplative eyes.
And when the meal was ended.
And be had ate his dll*
The Chicago man from 'neath hie glass
Took that ten-dollar bill.
A„e to the expectant waiters
That gathered round him he
Said, “Do ye this ten-dollar bill,
My colored brethren, aeet”
“Yes, sab,” they cried in choral,
. Ab be waved it in the air.
“VTis well, then,” he continued,
• • Ye snail ace It nae mair I
“Ko, by the skies above me,
, This bill ye ne’er shall see;
And never in Saratoga Town
1 Shall ye again see me, ” '
1 And he packed his trank and look the train
For the West at half-past three.
Booms don’t make Presidents. —Dark
none. ‘
Cot Buford bis been vindicated. He is
not insane.
Boston’s tornado, ,we presume, wore glass
es and bine stockings.
Cetewayo’s name, we believe, is pro
nounced get-away-Oh 1
Talmago’a advance-agent calls him a
• 1 * Christian warrior. ” And certainly Mr. • Tal
“mge ii fighting well lor engagements at S3OO a
The Detroit Free Proa maintains that this
country haen’t'enough cases of lockjaw.
Jeff Davie to the legal heirs of the lata
Mrs. Dorsey: All I want la to be let alone.
Lord Chelmsford fights first-rate when hie
corns are so painful ns to prevent running.
There has been a case of yellow-fever in
New York, and a stay of proceedings is de
The recent defeat of Cetewayo was chiefly
due to his attempt to flank those Kentucky innles
in the rear.
■Wolaeley is the meanest kind of a bull
dozer. I shall join the eiodoa and go toKanaaa.
French Imperialism appears to he without
a head, notwithstanding the efforts of the Zulus to
put a head on it.
Sarah Bernhardt has only four children
now; hat we caution her that America is a very
productive country.
A Mrs. House, of New York, has recently
married her fourth husband. We infer that Mrs.
Bouse Is a court House.
Considering the verdict which they ren
dered. we suppose the jurymen in the Buford case
wore prepared to defend themselves.
Chastine Cox is struggling nobly to save
his neck. He now says that he never sung or
whistled an air from ‘ • Pinafore ” In his life.
Kaiser ■William was recently compelled to
occupy only ninety rooms at Etna. Poor maul
Why didn't they send ont and borrow some rooms
for him?
Mr. Moody will laboriu Ohio this fall, and
Mr. Ewing greatly fears that he may begin his la
bors there before his election. He probably will
—long before.
The Bey, Ada 0, Bowles, of the First XTni
versalist Cbnrch In Sfin Francisco, married a nair
the other day. and was the first woman to do so on
the Pacific Coast.
It is said that a lady rubbed some of the
tattoo off the leg of Barnum's tattooed Greek with'
her pocket-handkerchief. There most be a tattoo
which will wash.
Cove Bennett, being in jail, and having no
murders to occupy his, time, spends four hours a
day In prayer. What an amount of praying will be
wasted if ho isn’t hanged I
The Eav. G. N. Shishmauian, a full-blood
ed Turk, lately was graduated from the Kentucky
University, Lexington, Ky., married a Kentucky
girl, and will take her to, Turkey to lire.
It is said that Courtney, although not a
rich man, gave every cent of the SSOO which h*
won in the contest with Etley to Mrs. Tripp, the
widow of a man who was tilled In bis sawmill a
few months ago.
A New York Justice has sentenced a boy 8
years old to five days’ Imprisonment for stealing
five cents’ worth of ice. This is the way justice is
administered In New York. The young scoundrel
ought to have been banged.
Napoleon. HL, it is said, left an illegiti
mate son In Paris, who has become a cafe proprie
tor, and who resembles Napoleon 111. remarkably,
and is rather prond of It He crossed the Channel
to attend the Prince Imperial’s 1 nneral.
The Kentucky State Penitentiary must
immediately be provided with a race-track, a
stock-farm, a comfortable bar, and a poker room,
or Col. Bnford, a mi mber of one or the finest
families in Kentuckv, will not be able to enjoy
himself there.
A son of Louis Kossuth is the Chief En
gineer of one of the Italian railroads, and is in
favor of the American locomotive which was sent
from the Paris Exhibition to Milan for trial. It
was refused at Florence. Great opposition is
made to it by the Belgian and English makers of
The London correspondent of the Hart
ford Courant , in a recent interesting letter, says
that the--locket which the Prince Imperial wore
when killed, and which the Zulus left upon his
body, .contained the famous “Vomloo” alone
given by a West Indian woman to Josephine whea
the'wldow of Beanharnais.
Speaking of Sitting 8011, Joaquin Miller
explains how h!s .Sioux Highness came by his
! name > ; '‘tho‘ ‘key* to the conundrum having been
'imparted to him by the Indians themselves.
“An Indian Is never honored with a distinctive
name.” said Mr. Miller, “until he has done
something noteworthy, and which reveals a marked
trait of character. When Sitting Bull was a young
man, he was shot in the legs In battle and .dis
abled,’ bat be sat bolt upright on the ground and
continued to fight with the fierceness of a wound
ed buffalo hull; and It was this Incident which
drew from the tribe the appellation of Sitting
A.Letter from Gov. Tnbor on the Alma
The following communication was received
yesterday by the Hon. Lorenz Brentano, of this
city, in reference to the mines and prospects of
the Company of which he is the President:
The Bank of Leadville, Lbabtilii, Col.,
July 21,1879. —The Hon. LorenzMreniano, Presi
dent Chicago <£ Leadville Gold & Silver Mining
Company— Dear Sir: In answer to yonr letter
asking my opinion as to the character and value
of property and the prospects of the Company.
I repeat wnat I said at the raeetingof our Board
of Directors in June. Ido not hesitate to say
that I consider our property and prospects ot
the Company flrst-elass and a se’e investment,
as before stated to von. I am saWhfied the prop
erty will justify a capital of $1,090,000, and, un
der the present judicious management, after a
little more develonment, pay good dividends
on that, and, being so verv familiar with mining
property in this section, 1 have been verv rarely
mistaken in my judgment as to its value and
outcome. Very truly yours,
H. A. Vf. Tabob.
Soeetal Dlscatch to The Tranme.
* Joliet, Hi., July 26.—The arguments In the
case of John Barr, a miner, against the Wilming
ton Coal Company, were finished yesterday
afternoon and the case given to the jury. Judge
Olin’s instructions were very exhaustive and ap
peared to cover all tbe qnestiona involved in the
suit.' O’DonnelPmade the opening argument
lor the plaintiff, and was followed by House
and Schuvier, latter of Chicago, for the Com
pany, while P. C. Haley closed for the plaintiff.
There were other attorneys engaged in the case,
one of whom, on tbe side' of the defense,
“tanped a train of thought which led to a
reservoir of Intelligence,” but those mentioned
above were the only speakers, and the jury
thought them quite enough. After esverai
hours’ absence the jury agreed upon a verdict
of “no cause for action,” thus deciding the
case in favor of the Company. The suit is one
ot those which grew out of ’the strike In 1877,
and was a test casa. It will be appealed.
About 4,800 street-cars from different parts of
the city pass Cummins 1 dental office, State and
Randolph, every twenty-four hoars, and a large
number of persons avail themselves of this con
venience to obtain gold fillings at one-third rates
and the finest sets teeth at $7.
A very large number of onr best and moat fastid
ious people patronize the Drs. MuCheaney Dental
Institute, where they find experience,- care, and
skill. The finest and oest set SB. Gold fillings
one-third, the usual rates. Comer Clark and San
Will sell at great sacrifice my upright rosewood
piano, standard make, and nsed only six weeks.
Must have at least $25 cash; balance, if desired,
monthly payments. Address Mrs. S. J. C., Trib
une office.
As an evidence of the tonic properties of Avery’s
Quassia Cuds, found at 46 Madison street, a gen
tleman using one for three weeks gamed seven
pounds. Try one.
Dr. D’Uneer. discoverer of the cinchona enre for
drnnkenness, enres all cases. Boom 27 Palmer
The only combination of the true Jamaica Ginger
with choice aromatics snd French brandy, for
cholera, cholera-morbus, cramps and pains,
diarrhea and dysentery, dyepeosia, flatulency,
want of tone and activity in the stomach and
bowels, and avoiding the dangers of change of
water, food, and climate, la Sanford’s Jamaica
Ginger. Ask for Sanford’s.
Bcad of, procure, and nse Hop Bitters, and you
will be'stroT.g,' healthy,-and happy.
Report of the Special Committee
of Experts.
Catalogue of Defects Discovered in the
Patching, Absence of Bond-Stones, Ex-
tra Brickwork, Etc.
Defects Which Are Inexcusable in a Build-
ing of that Importance.
The occupation of the late experts, as such, in
the new City-Hall Investigation, is gone. They
made their report yesterday, and, figuratively
speaking, have washed their hands of the job.
The experts met nt 10 o’clock in the morning
in Gen. McDowell's elevated and airy office In
the new Government Building, and waited for
nearly an hour for the members of the Council
Committee on Public Buildings. When the
latter, who dropped in one by one, had all put
in appearances and accepted the General’s in
vitation to a concentrated attack on his cigar
box, the little gathering was ready for business.
This proved to be
from which the reporters were excluded, be
tween the experts and the Committee on the
subject of the former’s report, it being sub
sequently explained that, as the Committee
would probably have to take some action
ou the findings, it was but proper
that the ground should be gone over with them
with some completeness of detail, In order that
they might comprehend the 'length, breadth,
and depth—the cubical contents, as it were—of
the whole subject. Not only was the report
read, but the Committee were shown the plana
about which so much has been said, until at
last they got a pretty fair idea of what the re-
port really meant, —which they could hardly
have gotten from the document Itself, owing to
Its barbarously faulty construction and total
disregard of onything like usage or common
sense in the way of paragraphing and punctua
tion. After the conference broke up,
the Committee, taking upon them
selves the character of messengers,
bore the precious document to the Mayor’s
office, where, behind a closed and locked door,
they delivered it to the Mayor. The little party
remained locked up for something like anhour,
when thev came forth, and their places were
immediately taken by a couple of Insignificant
Democratic poUticians„who grappled with the
Mayor’s two ears for another half-hour. At the
expiration of that time the reporters were
allowed the privilege of grabbing that docu
ment aud reducing it to the proper condition of
copv. Arranged with some regard for the rules
of English composition,
although the blindness of one paragraph is so
intense as to baffle any attempt to guess the
meaning, If any, which was possibly intended:
CniOAGO, July 28, 1879.— The Bon. CarUr B,
Harrison. Mayor of the CUy of Chicago— Sir:
Tour Committee, appointed to assist the Building
Committee of tbe Common Council, met said Com
mittee at yoar office Jaiy 18, and received from
•said Committee, by tbcir. Chairman, the Hon. O.
B. Phelps, copies of contracts and tbe charges
made against tbe material and work; and request
ed them to examine tbe building thoroughly, and
ascertain, as nearly as practicable, to what extent
these charges were true, and what was tbe state of
tbe building.
In compliance wherewith, your Committee have,
as Lmh/ally as possible, made all reasonable ex
aminations, and do now respectfully report:
That they, having read tbe contract and the
charges, find in these charges the following
contract and specifications
First—' That the stones-are inferior to sample,
not being of uniform color, and being rougher in
texture, having cavities filled with stopping, and
deficiencies of size and shape supplied by patches.
.Sc-owd—That ibe stones are not always laid on
their natural beds, and'have not the bonds and
joints required bv the specifications.
Third—That tbe anchors specified in tbe con
tract are not need.
Fourth— That all ,of the stonecutting is not done
:in the City of Chicago as‘.-required.by the contract.
Ffth— That the stonework is earned np too
far in advance of the brunt-work, contrary to the
requirements of the specifications.
your Committee finds, besides these patched,
cracked, or filled stones, 257 Inferior or defective
stones now In Diace in the bonding. One hundred
and twenty-five of these sbotffd have been reject
ed. Of the fifty-two patches, thirteen are bad
patches. Either should not exist, and are not
Of the 457 cavities and deficiencies in faces of
stones filled with * * Btoooings." the larger propor
tion are small spots, half an inch square or more
of surface, and forty-six are four square inches of
surface or more, and varying from that size to forty
inches of surface.
Of the twenty-three cracks, eight are deemed
Dad, and of these eight three are very bad.
your Committee find ten stonea not on their natural
bed that should have been so set; these of the
blue cast stones, which show rift or cleavage; also
forty bad joints, resulting from unevenness of the
stone in thickness or length; and five stonea that
should be reset.
Under the taird charge, * ‘ That the anchors are
not according to the specifications, ” vour Commit*
te6 finds the anchors are not galvanized but cover
ed with coal-tar varnish, nor are these of the di
mensions shown or required by the plans.
The fourth charge, “That all stones have not
been ent in tbe City of Chicago, ” is not denledL
yonr Committee finds that the atone-work has been
carried up in advance of the brick-work from six
to fourteen feet, .and the varying courses of stone
protrude Inwards for the brick-work bond from six
inches to thirty Inches.
Besides the stone in the building, your Com
mittee examined tbe stone on the ground.
■ Of the 378 delivered up to July 9, ten bad been
condemned by the Inspector. Five of them were
inferior. One was cracked. Seven were patched
and thirty-three were filled in places with “stoo
These facts substantially sustain the charges
made as herein summarized.
of these deficiencies, it seems proper to state the
amount of toe stone set and delivered.
It is reported by the Superintendent in
charge that July 18 4,638 stones had been placed
in tbe building, and at that date 393 were delivered
on tbe ground. This would ‘give in the building
about 50.000 cubic feet of stone. By comparing
the defects and deficiencies above named we have*
Inferior or defective stone..... 257
Number of stones filled with stoppings 457
Number of stones patched * 52
Number of stones bad joints “* 40
Number of stones cracks
Number of stones to be reset or removed..**.
Number of stones not on their natural beds
Total defects 844
Defects to cubic feet.- therefore, stand about
one to sixty-one, or one to every sixth scone.
This represents toe proportion of total defects,
large and small, to the whole number of cubic feet
in the building. But,' as before stated, some of
these defects are email. Hence, to give as fair a
showing as possible, if we take those defects con
sidered bad, we have tbe following showing;
Inferior and defective stones 125
Filled with stopping ~ 40
Bad joints ", "* 40
Patcncs 13
Cracks .*.’.**, 8
Not on natural oeds ******* 10
Should be removed *** 5
Total ..241
These make the proportion of bad defects one to
every 203 cuoic feet, or nearly one to every twen
ty-one stones now in the hollaing.
kour Committee are
that none of the defects above enumerated are ex
cusable in good building, nor are they warranted
by any terms or any fair construction of the con
tract and specifications. They do not believe that
these defects will be the cause of the destruction
of the building in the near future. Tet they are
not consistent with good building of any kind, and
far less with one of the magnitude and character
designed in a City-Hall of Chicago.
Your Committee would say of
besides what was before stated concerning its be*
behind, and not carried np with the stone*
work, chat the bricks are not ail “sewer bricks 11
as specified in contract, and tflat It has not been
laid np witn sufficient wetting or slashing for work
of that importance. It is bm just to saythowever
that the bncks are fair and the defects are not so
alarming as they have been stated to be.
as requested, and in pursuance or your wishes ex
pressed to a portion of your Committee, to express
their opinion concerning the materials, work, and
state of the baildiiur. yoar Committee have exam
ined the drawings and plans, and find two sets in
existence, one of these being nearly a copy of the
county part, and the other set a very decided
modification, especially in those details of the or
namental work on the stone.
Your Committee also Unas a Bet of detail trac
ings. which were faten from the drawings of the
county part,, with modifying lines, lessening the
depth of the rosttc points, and cutting out moldings
and cones and replacing them with eonarea or
levels, •
Yonr Committee hare good reason to believe
that all these drawings were in. existence,
prior to the letting of the work, and that'
these modifications were made to. saveex- 1
peose to the city by catting down the
excessive ornamentation. Bat we hive also equal
ly good reason to assert that these changes in the
details were not known, or submitted, to the gen
eral contracting public at the time of letting, tnaa
compelling bidders to figure on the work from the
details on the coonty part, as neither the changed
details were .exhibited, nor was any notice given
that changes In the work were contemplated.
As the changes saved many thousands of dollars
in the work, it is very apparent that intelligent
competition was impossible.
Your Committee find, on comparing the last of
these plats with the work, that
which were on file as part of the specifications and
contract In the following particulars;
First— I The granite coarse is deficient in aver
age width of bed. the plans calling for beds from
eighteen inches to two feet, whereas the stones as
laid are from eight inches to one foot. The con
tract requires that no stone shall have width of
bod less than one-half its build, or bight and this
course ia twenty Inches in bight; and this coarse
should have at least come up to the requirement*.
Second— The bond-stones of the different courses
of the basement .story, which ore marked on the
drawings and distinctly colored for easy recog
nition, and which were esteemed of importance to
the strength of the walls, are left oat entirely, or.
nearly so. These stones, which were drawn as
two feet in bight, and none less than 2.4 wide on
the face of wall, and 3.4 to 6.5 long in the direc
tion of the bond, with the brick-work,
or qnite through the walk These stones
as proposed and specified in the drawings,
m the opinion of your Committee, were
of material importance to the strength of the con
struction, and that the dispensing with them is a
great mistake. .
That they axe not there yonr Committee know
from inspection, after catting into the walls in
several places where they were said to be and
from the final admission of the Superintendent In
charge of the work.
The failure to put in place these bond-stones,
together with the deficiency of the beds of the
atones in other courses, has required an
to supply this lack.
And this extra bcick-worknow amounts to over
100, 000 brick for this purpose alone. This fact
we.derive from the measurement* of the contract
or, admitted by the Superintendent in charge as
to quantity. This gives a saving in stone-wdrk of
6,066 cubic feet to contractor for stone-work,
while the claim for this extra brick-work stands
against the citv.
The contractor of the brick-work has this extra
work as a plausible excuse for failing to keep the
bnck-work up with the stone-setting.
your Committee bare had or obtained, it is clear
that ibe orders of the Superintendent and the con
demnation of the Inspector are not observed: and.
Instead of the Superintendent bavin? been what
the contract said be was to be, —the director of the
work, and arbiter in all cases of dispute,—it seems
that some higher power has interfered with bis
work, and changed bis plans and countermanded
his orders.
Third— The iron-work is damaging from neglect,
and should be painted. .
In conclusion, your Committee desire to apolo
gize for the length of time con*uraed. They were
all ignorant of the work done on the new Clty
fiai], and tbe character of the materials and con
struction, when they entered on their investiga
They were also ignorant of specific complaints
that bad been made, and, beyond the aid given by
some of onr citizens who had been looking over
the work, they found it difficult at first to get at
the facts now covered np by the progress of tne
Committee have endeavored to report only
such facts as are of Importance, and have been
compelled to spend much time and labor over snch
points as have been excluded from this report for
want of sufficient foundations or of material per
tinence. Very respectfully, your obedient serv-,
John Adair McDowell,
O. L. Woxeloos,
L. B. Dixon,
John M. DuNPirr,
Jane* Batchbn.
The carefal manner in which watch-repairing is
done at Hamilton, Shoards & Co.’s will be appre
ciated by chose who own good watches.
There la something remarkable in the flavor ef
Dawson’s cigars, 211 State street.
Back & Eayner are said to draw tbe best soda*
water in the United States.
For close confinement, want of air, sedentary
habits, and brain and ncrve-Ure, trust in Hop Bit
People learn wisdom by experience. A man
never wakes np bis second baby to sec it laugh,
nut always keeps Dr. Ball’s Baby Syrup handy.
Knowles’ Insect Powder Gan Is by far the best.
To cure constipation, biliousness, nnd the
whole train of ailments resulting from derange
ment of bowels or liver, take Arena’s Vegetable
Bowel Regulator. Unlike the usual purgatives, it
does not weaken or Irritate, The action is mild
and pleasant. There is no other remedy in materia
xnedica so well calculated to restore the bowels to
healthy action. Depot, X 79 East Madison street.
Scrofulous Humor.
Vegetine will eradicate from the system every
taint of Scrofula and Scrofulous Hmnor. It has
permanently cured thousands in Boston and vicin
ity who had been long and painf al sufferers.
Cancer, Cancerous Humor,
The marvelous effect of Vegetine in case of Can
cer and Cancerous Humor challenges the most pro
found attention of the medical faculty, many of
whom are prescribing Vegetine to their patients.
Vegetine has never failed to cure themost inflex
ible case of Canker.
Mercurial Diseases,
The Vegetine meets with wonderful success in
the cure of this class of diseases.
Sait Rheum,
Tetter, SaUßlieum, Scald Head, &c., will cer
tainly yield to the great alterative effects of Vege
Vegetine has never failed to core the most invet
erate case of Erysipelas.
Pimples and Humors on the Face,
Be&son should teach ns that a blotchy, rongh. or
pimpled sain depends entirely upon an internal
cause, and no outward application can ever cure
the defect. Vegetine is the great blood purifier.
Tumors, Ulcers, or Old Sores
Are caused by an impure state of the blood.
Cleanse the blood thoroughly with Vegetine, and
these complaints will disappear.
For this complaint the only substantial benefit
can be obtained through tbe blood. Vegetine is the
great blood purifier.
Yegetine does not act as a cathartic to debilitate
the bowels, hot cleanses all the organs.- enabling
each to perform the functions devolving upon
Yegetine has restored thousands to health who
have been long and painfnl s offerers.
Tf Yegetine is taken regularly, according to di
rections, a certain and speedy cure will follow its
Faintness at the Stomach.
Yegetine is not a stimulating bitters which cre
ates a fictitious appetite, but a gentle ionic, which
assists nature to restore the stomach to a healthy
action. ,
Female Weakness*
Vegetine acts directly coon the Cannes of these
complaints. It invigorates and strengthens the
whole system, acts upon the secretive organs, and
allays inflammation.
General Debility.
In this complaint the good effects of the Tege
tme are realizcd-immedlately after commencing to
take it; as debility denotes deficiency of the
blood, and Vegetine acts directly upon the blood.
H. E. STEVENS, Boston, Mass.
Will close out this
week Bankrupt Stock
of Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes, Clothing, &c.,
consisting of
Job lot of Children's Shoes at 23, 35, and 50c. La
dles' shoes. Job lot, 4U, 75, and Sl. very cheap. Ladles’
Grass Linen Suits for 60c. Ladles* All-Linen Salts for
sl. Ladles’Lawn Suits at 5i.25, 51.50. ana $1.75.
Childrens Linen Suit* trimmed with embroidery. 50,
65. nod 75c. Best Unfaundiied Shirts at 75e. well worth
sl. Ladles’ Cloth-Covered Bustles, sc. Ladles’Cor
sets at 25, 35, 44, aad 50c, job lot, very cheap. 300
remnants of Black. Colored, and Striped Silks, very
cheap. Job lot of Millinery Silks, Velours, and Tor
quoisat )2J6e. 500 Summer Shawls at $1.50. 52.52.50.
and S 3, worth S 3, $4. $5. and SO. 300 Single and Doa
ble Broche shawls at 54, $5. $6. S 3, sia sl2, and sls.
From auction, very cheap. I.COO Ladles* Circulars at
50c. 75c, si, $1.50, and $2, very cheap. Holden’s
French Polish, r>c. Perfumes, 3,5, and 10c, Jump
ing Ropes, 2c. Back Combs, 4c. Large School Bags.
6c. Slates, 2,3, 4, and sc. Brackets, 6c. Silk Hair
Nets. 1,3, and sc. Elegant Double Rucht*s,2c. ChenlJe
Spotted Veils at 10 and l2Hc- Flowers, 5, 10. 15. and
25c. Fancy Wings, 5 and Bc. Beal Ostrich Tips. 10.
15, and 25c. Ladles*, Misses, and Chllarcn’s Hats at is,
18, and 25c. Cotton Fringes. Trimmings, and Em
broideries at 1. 2, and 3c, 1.000 remnants of Dress
Goods at 10c per yard, some worth 50c, Calico Aprons
atlc. 300 remnants Cloth, very cheap. Damaged Black
Grenadine at 3c. 300 remnants of Cheviots and Flan
nels. Needles, ic a paper. Dress Braid, 3c a stick.
Peari Buttons, 3c a doz. Tape, ic. Jet Buttons, 3 and
sc. Dress 2. 3. 5, and Bc. Marseilles Trim
ming. 1, 2. and 3c. Red Embroidery. 2t<c. Silk Fringes.
5 and Sc. Plaid Dress Goods at 4c. Dusters. 3c. Laces.
3c per doz. Ladles’Collars, ic. All-Linen Collars, 3c.
Cults. 2c. Silk Bows, 3, 5, 6. and Bc. Silk Ties, s and
Bc, Towels, 4, S, tf. 8, and ioc, awful cheap. 500 re
mnants In h Linen Crashes, Table Linen, odd Towels,
and Lace Curtain Net- 800 remnants Checked Musllu
and Victoria Lawns. Ribbons. loud sc. No. 16 All-
Silk Ribbon. 6c. Handkerchiefs, 2, a, and 4c. All-
Linen Hemstitched Hdkfs., 8 and 10c. colored Silk
Velvet Ribbons, 5 and 8c pc. Black All-Silk Velvet Rib
bon at 12!*, 15, and 25c. Black Narrow French Lace at
2 and 3c yd- Silk Laces, 5c yd. Black Figured Net for
Scarfs, at Turkey Red Napkins at he. Large
Buff Linen Naoklns at sc. sou Wonted Shawls at Si.
Best Turkish Toweling. 25c. Shawl Straps, 6Wc. Dust
ers, 3c. White All-Linen Doyllea at 3c. Soaps, 1,2,
3, and 4c. oilcloth Bibs at ic. Blacking, 2 boxes for
3c. Ladles* Metal Belts, 3c. Leather Belts, 3, 5. 8,
and 10c. Imported Ornaments at 1,2, 3,4, and sc.
Bracelets, 3, 4. 5. 6,8, and 10c. Steel Parses. 16c. Rus
sia Leather .Pocketbooks. 15c, Note Paper. 3m. 4, s,
6, 8,10. 12 H, and 15c. Mohair Brocades, Poplin, Al
paca Dress Goods, 12Hc. Plain Alpaca, 9c. uapeneae
Silk, 18c. BlacfcGreuadlne.s, 6, andsc. Iron-Frame.
25, 30, and 35c. Stove Polish, ic. Tacks. 3 papers for
sc. Real Bristle Shoe Brushes at 9c. French Poplins
at 30c. Silk and Wool Pongee, 25c, All-Wool 6-4
French Dcoegea 45c. Best Lawns. 6. 8, and 10c. Linen
Lawns, l2Kc. Llama Lacc Sacquea, Si.so, $2, $3,
$3.50, and $4. From W. a. Simpson & Co.’s stock,
awful cheap, 2-yd wide Iron-Frame Grenadines at 75c,
sl. &ml 5i.25 Very cheap, balance of W. A. Simpson
6 Co.’s Real Llama Lace Shawls for 55. 56. 58. and $lO,
former price $2.1. 535, SSO, and S6O. Pure Black Mo
hair at 25. 30, 35. 40, and 50c. former prices 40, 50, 60,
75c. and SI. Kid Gloves. 2-batton. 25c: 3-buttoa, 35c;
4-button, 50c; 6-button, 75c. Trefusse best Kid Gloves
at 51, worth $1.75. Ladles* Silk Gloves. 25c. Real
Human Hair Switches, 25, 35, 50, 75c, and sl. Ruff
ling. ic yd. Children’s Bibs, 2c. Children’s Fancy
Hosiery. 5,6, 8, aad 10c. Ladles* Striped Hose, good
quality. 7. 8, and ioc. Children’s full regular white
Cotton Hose at 8 and 100. Ladles’ fall regular White
Cotton Hose at 15c, worth 35c.
We hare no branches in the city. Any
one using our name are frands. Honey
refunded at all times if goods are not sat
isfactory. •
118 & 120 State-st.
(“ Sulphur Soap ” secured by letters Patent.)
An incomparable Heautifier of the Complexion,
Invaluable for
Pimples, Chafes,
Chapped Shin,
Sough Slcin,
Prickly Heat,
Flesh Worms,
Itch, Hives,
Fettle Sash,
Severe Itching,
The fame of Glenn’s Sulphur Soap has extended far and wide; there Is probaMy co ciwortowu
In the United States In which its great curative virtues are not known and extolled by Uvlng wUnessei.
The testimonials received for It would flit volumes. Many distinguished Physicians and Members of
Medical Staff oWlospitals and Infirmaries, have tested It, expressed their astonishment with 1U molts,
and are now counted among Us strongest advocates. Persona using It have no need to resort to
Sulphur Springs as It answers all the purposes of
Being an admirable remedy for' Gout and nhenmnllsm and amarvelons healer rflHcert
and Old Sores, that reslsfttte operation of Salves and Ointments. Bn Oat you get the GEMJIriE.
as an adjunct to the Toilet produces rewrite obiainaWs by no ether remedy extant It If
Bdentifically compounded and when need dnlly. possesses remarkable detersive properties. It a
an incomparable Bcautiflerot the Complexion, eradicating Tan, Sunburn, Freckle**
P j mD ]p. an d Blotche*. rendering the cnticle White, Clear and Smooth. U clarifies and remove*
ail impurities by its healthful action) while ordinary Cosmetics only disguise sand injur*
the skin. For
It is pre-eminently the most reliable, and the only absolute specific known. It Is also a desltabW
DISINFECTANT oIC’LOTHING or BED LINEN, and a capital remedy and preventive o£ Obnoxious
or Contagions Diseases.
BEWAEE OP IMITATIONSSCLPHCP. Soap has been counterfeited, and the public
are cautioned to obtain only the genuine, and to observe the only original name, Glenn’s
Sulphur Soap, with also the above engraving on the cartoon which encloses each, cake,
•without which none is genuine. Ask Jar Glenn’s Sulphur Soap, and take bo other.
Far sale generally bg Druggists, Fancy Goads Dealers and Grocers, at 25 cts. a cole; 60 cts. a
box, containing 3 cakes, saving 20 per cent.; 75 cts. a box, containing 3 cakes, sent by mail, prepaid.
CHAS. N. CRITTENTDN. Sole Proprietor. 7 Sixth Avenue. H.T.
Sore Tlmt
Esquires Immediate
Any of these ailments. If
allowed to continue, cause'
Irritation of the Langs, a
permanent Throat Bisease,
or Consumption.
It Is certainly well-estab
lished that Baowjr •sßbok
chial Troches have no
equal for the prompt re
lief of Coughs, Colds and
Throat Diseases generally.
(TT* Brown’s Bronchial Troche* contain ingredients which also act specially oa the organa of the YOICX,
They have an extraordinary efficacy in all affections of tho Throat and Larynx, restoring a healthy ton#
when relaxed either from cold or over-exertion of the voice, and produce a clear enunciation. They are
particularly recommended to SINOEBS and TVBLIC BPEAK2K9. and all who are afflicted with
Cough, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Influenza, Sore Throat, or Hoarseness.
MRS. WINSLOW’S SOOTHING SYRUP, for Children Teething, &c.
BROWN’S VERMIFUGE COMFITS, for Eradicating Worms in Children (unfailing).
BROWN’S HOUSEHOLD PANACEA, for Relieving Pain, both Internal and External,
BROWN’S CAMPHORATED DENTIFRICE, for Whitening and Preserving the Teeth.
“SApaKULE** Is a sura and specific remedy fo*
Rheumatism. Neuralgia, Lumbago, Headache, Borns,
Scalds, Braises, Sprains, Sores, Piles, Bolls, ChlU
bUlns. Bunions, Corns, drc. Cores all Eruptive dlsor*
dersof theSUn, leaving It smooth and soft.. Soreness
or Inflammation of the Feet, from whatever cause.
Immediately relieved and permanently cored by using
**SAPANULE"* In Foot Baths. '
t *SAPA2TXJLE** contains nothing injurious to the
most delicate organism, sod can be used with perfeds
safety by all. Recommended by physicians of all
Schools, and by thousands who dally ose It and find re*
Used to Sponge or Foot Bath, (t Immediately relieves
Pain and Soreness of Body and Limb from whatever
cause. It also brings a refreshing d*.
strojs offensive perspiration, it Is the only Lotion
offered to the pnbUc to be osed through the Bath.
The proprietors will furnish over one thousand tesd*
monlala. If desired, from reliable persona who have
used “SAPANDLE/’ and like It. Satisfaction ffoan*
antecd or money refonded.
Price, 50 cents and SI.OO per Bottle-
SAMUEL GERRY & CO., Proprietors,
RUPTURE* 25 - wariL
IHVI I Vlllh We will hind our*
selves to pay to one of
the charitable lust tntlons the sum of twenty-Plvo
Dollars for each case of Inguinal Hernia that can bo
held by the hand that cannot be retained by the PAR
entedJuJya. 1878.
• . 58 State-sn. Chicago. HL *
Dr. Parker, the Patentee, has had twenty years* ex*
perlence In adjusting Trusses, and U coring many of
the worst case* of Rupture.
Manufacturers and Patentees of the Celebrated Com
mon-Sense Truss, used by one of tbe Kmnerors tn Eu
rope os being superior to any Truss made in tbe world.
Manufacturers of Elastic Stockings, Instruments for
Deformities, etc.
Of all the Beal Estate of the City National
Bank of Chicago, in Liquidation.
Notice la hereby given that proposals will be re
ceived until a og. 13, 1879. for all of the real estate be
longing to the estate of th-; City National Panic of Chi
cago, which will be sold to tbo highest bidder for cash,
subject to the approval of the Comptroller of the Cur
rency and of the United States District Court. All bids
must be submitted In writing. Bids held as confiden
tial. Schedules and Information will ho furnished on
application to A. H. BUHLKY. Receiver. IJO Lake-st,
A. H. Andrews t& Go v
iL iirtWi 213 Wabash Ave~ ClUcaco,
weqSaaflHßl Largest Man'lac'rs in the World ct
School Desha and Apparatus.
'''TIMM We continue to make the celebrated
dovetail “Triumph” desk—
Centen'l & Paris first awards 1
Also6okinds Globes; 50
. kinds Blackboards; patent
Dustless Erasers, Ktndergart
m cn Material, Maps, etc.
Established Twenty-five Years.
PRICE dMfik 25 CTS.
Prepared and Sold by
“ smsUiE."
537 Broadway, X. Y.
B£C£lV£&s SAXJE*
Tetter, Piles >
Mosquito Sites,
Insect Stings,
Sores, Ulcers,
and all External
Humors and
war Tbo popularity of tb«
Troches has caused
cral counterfeit. poor, and
Obtain only i
vrith the same of the pro
prietors on the Govern
ment stamp attached to
each box. Sold every
where, only In boxes, at
25c*, 50c. SC SLOO f
{The larger cheapest,)
by all Druggists.

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