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RAILROADS.
Big Purchase of Ohio Roads by
the Standard
pany.
More of Mr. Fink’s Jokes About
n Restoration of Freight
Rates.
Chicago. Interests Looming tTp
in Southern Texas and
Mexico.
A Cleveland Syndicate Purchases
the Hocking Valley, and
Other Roads.
Report, of What Took Place at the
Tnmk-Line Managers’ Meet
ings. .
Consolidation of Hie Utah Central) Utah
Southern, and Utah Ex
tension,
The Duluth & Winnipeg Bead to Be Rap
idly Pushed Forward to Com
pletion.
MORE MONOPOLY.
It Is reported that the. Standard Oil Com
pany, which has an exclusive monopoly ot
all the oil business in Pennsylvania, has pur
chased the Columbus & Toledo, the Ohio &
West Virginia, the Columbus & Hocking
and the Ohio Central Railroads. All
these roads lead from Toledo and Columbus
through Central Ohio to the Ohio River and
ibo Ohio coal-fields along and In the vicinity
pf the river. The Ohio Central runs from
Toledo, 0., to Sunday Grech Valley coal
field, a distance of 17.5 miles, and a branch
from Bush’s, 0., to Columbus. The Colum
bus & Toledo Railroad runs from Columbus,
0., to Walbridge, 0., 117>$ miles. The Co
lumbus & Hocking Valley rims from Colum
bus, 0., to Athens, 0,, 75Jtf miles,
with branches from Logan, 0., to
atraltsvltle, 13‘£ miles; from Nolsonvlllo,
0., to Orb Seton and Carbon Hill. \~\4 miles;
and from Nelsonvlllß up Snow iork Valiev,
4 y t miles. The Ohio & West Virginia Rail
road runs from Logan, 0., to Pomeroy, 0.,
B 4 miles.
B these roads in its possession, the
rd Oil Company will have almost ex
clusive control ot the business from the ex
tensive Ohio coal mines which It no doubt
means to develop. It is understood that the
Standard Oil Company has also secured con
trol of tno Richmond & Allegheny Road,
which runs from Richmond, Viu, to Clifton
Forge, through the West Virginia coni
fields, £ls miles. The Ohio system of the
Standard Oil Company Is to be extended
Itora Pomeroy to Charleston, W. Vn,, a dis
tance of about 115 mlles/where connection
will bo made with the Richmond & Alle
gheny Rond.
It is also reported that this line will con
nect with the New York, St. Louis & Chi
cago atFostoria for Chicago. From Rich
mond to Norfolk the Chesapeake 6s Ohio Is
to bo used.
By this arrangement the Standard Oil
Company would not only secure almost ex
clusive control of the valuable coal-lields on
the Ohio River in Ohio and West Virginia,
butlt would also secure an Important trunk
line from Chicago and Toledo to the Atlantic
Ocean at Norfolk.
EAST-BOUND RATES.
Although the railroads here have been of
ficially notified by Commissioner Fink that
tbe trunk-line Presidents at their meeting in
New York Friday decided that tariff rates
should bo restored (which Is construed to
mean the 20 cent rate), and that the trunk
lines will not participate in any cut
made. by tho Western lines, yet
tho open rate yesterday continued to
be 16 cents, and there is not
tho least likelihood that tbe tariff will soon
go above that figure. Commissioner Kink evi
dently foresaw that the Western lines would
not be very quick in carrying out ids Instruc
tions, and so lie Inquires whether they think
that rates should be made on a less basis
than 20 cents, or whether they should bo
made higher than that. Ho also slates that
Uie Grand Trunk hud agreed to act witli the
other roads in tbls matter, and volunteers
the Information that none or very few con
tracts have been made, und therefore there
is nothing In tho way of n restoration of tho
east-bound rates. The last statements are
looked upon as a joke by the railroad men
here. Mr. Fink cannot bo ignorant of tho
fact that enough contracts have been mntlu
during the last few days on tho basis of
15 cents to keep some of tho roads
busy until Uie end of July.
Ho nlso must know that tho Grand
Trunk has not maintained the rates for some
months past, although It has always willing-
Jy agreed to adhere to the regular tariffs, it
is the general opinion that rates cannot be
restored as long as so large an amount of
contracts are disposed of, and there are many
people who predict that east-bound rates will
not go above 16 cents again until after the
close of unvlgaUon.
SIDNEY DILLON.
Mr. Sidney Dillon, President of tho Union
Pacltlc Railway, arrived In town yesterday
on his way to Omaha. Hu was Joined here
by Mr. S. 11. li. Clark, General Manager, and
Thomas L. Kimball, Assistant General Man
ager of the Union Pacific,, who will go
to Omaha with him to-day. Thu
three gentlemen had a conference
•at tho Qraml Pacific Hotel yesterday
afternoon. It is understood that tho subject
under consideration was the contemplated
resignation oi Mr. S. H. H. Clark us General
Manager of tho Union Pacltlc and tho ap
pointment of Mr. Kimball to his place.
It Ims heretofore been stated In TiiK Turn
vsv. that Mr. S. H. H. Clark Is to be appoint
ed General Manager of all the Southwestern
Rues controlled by Jay Gould. There can be
but little doubt that this report-Is correct,
and the only question Is whether Mr. Clark's
headquarters will be at SU Louis nr New
York. Air. Gould has tho highest opinion of
Mr. Clark's abilities us a railroad manager,
and values his advice mure than those of any
other man in the country, it Is therefore not
surprising that Air. Gould should desire to
have Mr. Chirk with him In the management
of his great Southwestern system, to
dovclop which - he Is. making the
greatest effort. The Union Pacific under
the management of Air, Kimball will be as
abjy handled us If Mr. Clark remained In
charge, and besides Mr. Gould does not now
take the same interest hi the Union Pacltlc
that he does in his Southwestern Rues. •
TUB LAKE BIIOUK.
Tho Supremo Court of Michigan has Just
decided the suit brought by the btato Treas
urer and Auditor-General of Uiat State
against the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
Hallroud Company to ascertain Uie basis
upon which this road should bo taxed. It
holds that tho taxing must bo done under tbo
old charter of the Michigan Southern Hoad,
and not under the general rail loud law. The
opinion sets out with'a statement of the law
under which the Michigan Southern Hall
road Company was organUed, and then
briefly summarizes Uie several laws, either of
general or special application, passed subse
quently, which had a possible .bearing upon
the status or Uie Company or upon the ques
tion of taxation to wblcb It Is liable.
The Court dispose of the claims that ever
since the consolidation of Uie several compa
nies constituting the Lake Shore & Michigan
SmiUiuni Huilroad Company, that portion of
the road In Michigan has been liable to taxa
tion under Uie General Hallroud law by
showlug, first, that, us Uie General Huilroad
Jaw stood up to Iboy, Uie method of taxation
therein prescribed was nut applicable to Uie
.Michigan Southern, as most of Uie property
of the consolidated Company was out or the
Jurisdiction of the Stale, and tho general law
contemplated the taxation of the entire capi
tal stoeg of railroads which were within Its
provisions. Tho general law of 1871 made
Jio gross earnings of railway companies tho
bash of taxation; am! Hindu no provision for
an apportionment of the naming* of any
road whose line was partly In oilier Statu*.
An attempt to tax the Company on tins basis
would, tho Conrt'sny, be usurpation.
The general railroad law of 187.1 made pro*
vision for an apportionment of tax where
the road Is partly within and partly without
the Stale. Whether this law did or did not
apply to tho company was the main point In
thu case. The Conn camejtn the conclusion
that the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
tallroad - Company Is not a corporation
formed under the general railroad law of
Michigan, and therefore that tho law does
not apply. Tho Court say: “’llieanlhorlty
to consolidate tho Lake Shore Lines was ob
tallied under the laws of several Stales and
not under tho laws of Michigan alone. Lou*
cede that the consolidation' ha* resulted
In one great corporation Into which
It has merged the ether, and tho
fact remains that this Is no more
clTectual under tho laws of Michigan than
under the laws of any other assenting
State. The consolidated company is not,
therefore,.a corporation formed under tho
laws of Michigan. The laws of Michigan
were powerless to confer upon the new cor
porations all the powers and charge it with
all the duties of the several corporations.
Tho State might assent to tho consolidation,
and this Is all It assumed to do.” “ The
Auditor-General, we think,” tho Court say
In conclusion, “has acted In strict accord
ance with duty In continuing to levy the tax
on the basis prescribed In the charter of the
Michigan Southern Railroad Company and
thu act under which that company and tho
Northern Indiana Railroad Company were
consolidated.”
JAY GOULD.
JhKlKiirr Democrat.
This wonderful man continues to enlarge
his operations, and Vanderbilt linds him an
advancing and restless rival. The latter
went to Europe, us It was supposed, to avoid
testifying In tho telegraph case, but as tho
lawyers adjourned It, was eventually obliged
to appear In court. He now finds that
Gould’s new route to the great West (vlaNew
Jersey Central and Wabash) threatens to be
come the most dangerous opposition of what
are colled tho “ Vanderbilt stocks.” Gould’s
schemes are laid with such depth and precis
ion that they at once awaken admiration.
Uu Is certainly the most wonderful railroad
operator In the world. Look at this last
combination and Us origin. Three years ago
he saw New Jersey Central and Wabash sell
ing for a mere song. The former was Quoted
at eight and tho latter at two. Heat once
saw that they might bo connected and form
a trunk lino, and hence he bought thu stock
of each until lie became Its master. As
the Wabash connects with St. Louis
It became important to converge tho
product of tho West on that point.
To do this requires a mastery of tho lowa
roads, which he also acquired. The result
Is that St. Louis, Instead of Chicago, may yet
becomo a great grain depot, and the latter
must, In that case, suffer uu Immense loss of
trade. To connect Wabash with Now Jer
sey Central a lino must he built from Scran
ton to Buffalo, and this Is already surveyed
and put under contract In this manner two
once worthless roads are made Immensely
valuable, and Gould makes 812.000,000. As
the Vanderbilt lines terminate In Chicago,
Gould’s now trtmk line nmy.strike them n
severe blow. He will make every effort to
have the grain trade, and his success Is al
most assured by the fact that his lown sys
tem enables shippers to save three cents a
bushel. Vanderbilt feels tho thorn In his
side, but what can he do? lie Is In the
hands of a bitter and relentless rival, whoso
genius Is truly Napoleonic. Gould has long
been determined to bring down the grandeur
of the Vanderbilt dynasty, audit now looks
as though his purpose might bo successful.
Should lie live live years longer whnt a revo
lution In railway matters will bo accom
plished.
CHICAGO, TEXAS «te MEXICO.
Regarding tbe progress that Is being made
in locating and constructing the Chicago,
Texas & Mexican Central Railroad, the Dal
las Onzctlc of Thursday says:
Yesterday Instructions were issued from bend
auorters to Chief Engineer and Acting General
npcrlntendont 0. w. Wnltc, of tbe Cblvngo,
Texas, and Mexican Central ttailrooil Company,
to Immediately place two engineer corps In llio
Hold and survey ibo line between Dallas and
Furls wltb nil possible speed—ln fact, to rusb
tilings. One corps was ordered to be sent to
Paris to survey toward Dallas, and tbe other to
start from Dallas and survey to Purls. This
looks like business wltb tbe bark on. It bus
been kuown In newspaper circles for three
weeks that some move of this kind was con
templated. and nlso tbat the order to survey
was countermanded temporarily at the time of
recent negotiations between tbe Chicago, Texas
& Mexican Central and tbe Gulf, Colorado &
Hama F 6. It Is nlso learned that the greater
portion of the grading on tbe Dallas & Purls
braneb will bo tlnlsbml tbe present year, and
hopes are expressed to even get to rail-laying.
U Is rmnoroi! that when this latter begins It will
bo prosecuted from tbreo points,—Dallas, Purls,
and Greenville,—us construction material esn
easily bo.delivered at each of those points.
Heretofore it has been the prime object of the
Chicago. Texas 5: Mexican Central to reach Cle
burne at tbe earliest possible moment. Now
that It Is certain this will ho accomplished by
Get. 1 next, the management seems to have
turned tbolr attention to the important link of
the entire lino, and are to make for Purls under
a full head ot steam. In accordance with the
order of yesterday. Chief-Engineer Waite. In the
afternoon, purchased full outlltsof tents, etc.,
for tbe two corps from Sanger tiros., and thesur
veyocs take the Hold tbls morning. This will
make three full and distinct engineer corps
beside tbe division and resident engineers along
the lino of tbe road, operating in Ibo employ of
the Chicago, Texas & Mexican Central. In con
nection wltb tbe activity manifested by this
corporation, the connections it is alleged to have
in view, and Iboso already settled and deter
mined upon, are attracting morn than ordinary
attention. Tbe Men of n mutual understanding
wltb Hie Texas Central, as published in yester
day's Gazette, is generally believed. Last night
Mr. J. 11. Simpson, chief attorney for the Chi
cago. Tonis & Mexican Central, and who Is one
or Its must trusted and confidential olllelals, left
for Houston, and rumor bus It that Dis mission
is to meet the Texas Central powers at head
quarters and close up the alleged negotiations,
and put in tangible shape the informal agree
ment tbnt la behoved to exist between the two
Companies. _•
TUB BELT HOADS.
The Belt Road organization headed by
George L. Dunlap Is reported ,to have just
made a contract with P. R. Shumway for tho
construction of tho road, the purchase of
twenty locomotives, tho bulldlngof u transfer
house at each Junction, a round-house for the
engines, etc. A petition for tho use
8»n avenue has been made to'the Cicero
Trustees, and Is now under consideration
Tho representatives of the Belt Ruud state
that nearly all the right of way has been ob
tained. They made an offer to the Cicero
Trustees to give a Sfio.ooo bond that work
would commence within lon days after the
passage of the ordinance, and that tho road
would he completed within sixty days there
after. The right of way In Hyde Park, about
live miles in length; has been obtained, and
large water facilities have been secured from
A. R. Meeker, who nuwcontrols the Calumet
Canal A Dock Company.
It now looks us If Chicago is sure to have
three belt roads Instead of one,—one headed
by George Dunlap, another under the man
agement of Air. W eston, which claims to
have tho backing of asyndicate of New York
bankers to the amount of 510,000,000, and
still another which the Western Indiana
Company Is now constructing.
SCOOPED BY CLEVELAND.
Special BUpoUH to Th» CMeaoo TrUmn*.
Columiius, 0., Juno tiO.-T-Cluvelaml's grand
railway scoop on Columbus and Toledo by
the gobbling up of. the Columbus & Hacking
Valley, Columbus & Toledo, and the Ohio &
West Virginia Hoads is still the sensation of
lire hour and hof been tbo principal tuple of
conversation among ■ business-wen to-day.
This iiqou enough of the stockholders of the
Columbus & Hocking Valley and Columbus
& Toledo-Hallways had signed the papers
setting forth their willingness to sell their
respective shares of stock to wnrrant’tho
assertion that (hose three roads wilt pass
Into the hands of the Cleveland parlies about
the Ist of July, os was slated lu lust night’s
dispatches. Hocking Valley sold fur 9160
amlCelumbus & Toledo for sl‘A Tho terms
of tho Ohio & West Virginia are private, but
I team ou tho best of authority that It sells
for 960. This Is a wonderful Jump for all
three of the Hues. West Virginia at one
time could hardly be given away, and Hock
-1 lug Valley went begging on the streets. As
has been stated, tbo present management
wilt undoubtedly bo retained, but it Is
thought tbaUho present Directorship go out
to make room fur Cleveland men who
are interested in the purchase, and
perhaps lu tbo Bee-Line Hoad.
Borne live years ago, at the tlmo the Coimu
THE CHICAGO TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1881—TWELVE PAGES.
bus & Toledo Road was being built, certain
shrewd Clevelanders, foreseeing that Toledo
might possibly become a manufacturing
rival thro tali tho medium of tho rich coal
fields of the Hocking Valley, made a proposi
tion to tho Hocking valley and Columbus &
Toledo managers to put coal Into Cleveland
via tho Ueo lane for twenty yearsatthosnme
rate (hut coal was put Into Toledo via the
Columbus & Toledo Railroad. It Is said
this proposition was backed up by. tho mild
suggestion that If those terms were not com
plied with the Cleveland syndicate would be
under the painful necessity of building
a rival line into the Hocking Valley.
The Hocking Valley people consented, and a
contract was entered Into to that effect. This
was a big victory fur Cleveland, and the gen
tlemen who were interested In the transac
tion, having mad© tho entering wedge, were
not slow to follow uu their advantage with
sturdy blows. The next thing done was tho
inaugurating a systematic purchase of coal
lands hi the Hooking Valley, which now
amount to over 10,000 acres. The third and
last step oMho big Cleveland scheme was the
olfer to buy the Hocking Valley Road. and.
In case of refusal, threatening to build and
operate an opposition load. How success
tally the plan worked the past two days have
shown. It Is claimed by many here that tho
Hocking Valley showed a lack of backbone,
and, had there ueen allttlemoro sand aboard,
Uie day could have been saved.
DULUTH AND WINNIPEG.
5p«(oI Dlrpateh to The Chicago Tribune,
Duluth, Minn., dune so.—Thera Is .no
longer any reasonable doubt ns to thu speedy
construction of tho Dnlnlh & Winnipeg Rail
road. Your correspondent this morning had
an Interview with Mr. J. R. Rllllielnior, the
General Manager of tho proposed tine, who
arrived Saturday evening. Mr. RSllhetmcr is
n contractor and builder of many years’ ex
perience. Among the railroads he has built
In whole or part are the Chicago, Saginaw &
Canada, tho Lehigh & Susquehanna, the
Lehigh & Lackawanna, and the Paris «fe De
catur. Hu Is herons General Manager of the
Duluth & Winnipeg Railroad, with full
powers to push tho construction as fast ns
money can do It. Ho staled to your corre
spondent substantially this: “Our proposed
road will strike the Red River on a lino about
200 miles from Duluth. We shall get out of
Duluth oa tho best grade possible, without
regard to other considerations. We conll
dently expect to complete the road to the Red
River bvSept. 1,1882. Different smveying
and engineering corps will be started as soon
as possible, and nil the truck that can be laid
this season will be put down. Material fur
tho remainder of the Rue will be loaded at
Duluth with the opening of navigation in
thu spring of 1882. and thewholo line will be
completed by me following September.”
THE TRUNK LINES.
Spfclul DdpatcA to The Chicago Tribune*
New York, June 20.—“ Reports of what
took place at the trunk-line managers’ meet
ings mi Thursday and Friday lust,” said an
operator to-day, “are coming out quite
freely. They agree on the, point that tho
meeting was not harmonious. Tho ball was
apparently opened by Mr. Garrett, who
charged a breach of faith on the part of tho
management of ,tho New York Central Road
In very direct terms. Mr. Reuter Is said to
have defended tho Central. Mr. Garrett
then gave Him a message for Mr.
Vanderbilt, which Mr. Reuter is said
to luivo emphatically declined to
bear. Mr. Garrett desired the removal
of Mr. Fink from the office of Railroad Com
missioner, but Mr. Fink was supported by
thu Central management. His removal Is
understood not to have been pressed. Upon
a motion to restore rales, the New York Cen
tral Is said to have voted no. The result of
the meeting is said to have been a determina
te retain the pool system, but to allow each
road to make Its own rates, with the under
standing time the pool rate will bo reduced to
tbe last rate made.”
NEW YORK, PITTSHURG 6b CUT-
CAGO.
Salem, 0., Juno 20.—The Board of Direct
ors of Uie New York, Pittsburg & Chicago
Railroad held a meeting hero to-day mid con
solidated the Pennsylvania and Ohio links
undertheabove name. (Jen. JitmcsS.Neg
ley, of Pittsburg, was elected President;
Gun. James A. Robinson, of Kenton, 0.,
Vice President; ,1 mues s, Nogley, Jr„ Sec ro
tary; and W. it. Riddle, of Pittsburg, Treas
urer. Gen. Negley said the road would cer
tainly be built through Ohio within twelve
mouths. This road is an Important link in
Gould’s proposed plan to connect his Wabash
with ids Rustem system.
PROPOSED PA*T EXPRESS.
Eptcial DUpnteh to The OMcaoo Tribune.
Touonto, Juno 20.—A largo party of
United States and CatmUlnu railway men
passedthruugli hero tills evening on route
for Montreal, where they will hold a confer
ence on railway matters, under the auspices
of ihoCinmd Trunk. One of the questions
to be discussed will bo the establishment of
a fust express over tho Grand Trunk from
Chicago to tho seaboard.
BT. PAUL ifc DULUTH.
St. Paul, Minn., June 20.—At the annual
meeting of the St. Pant & Duluth Railroad
Directors to-day tho following otlicers were
elected: President, Joseph Smith, Jr., of
St. Paul; Vice-President, \V. 11. ilhnun, of
Philadelphia; Secretary and Treasurer, E.
it. Sewell, of St. Paul: Assistant Secretary,
C. A. Richards, of Now York; Executive
Committee, S. S. Morrill of Milwaukee, J.
Dill and E. W. Winter of St. Paul.
* LOCATING AN EXTENSION.
Special Dll patch lo Tht CtolMiw U'rlbunu
Euoiaut, Iml., Juno 20.—A. V. Peek,
Chief Engineer of tho Cincinnati, Wabash
& Michigan Railroad Extension, left hero to
day with a force of surveyors to locate a
permanent lino-from the Michigan mid In
diana Slate Him to Renton Harbor. Thu
building of the extension will be hurried
forward. Rids are now being received on
the grade work.
A NEW ROAD.
Bptt\a\ Dbpatrh to TTic Chicago Tribune*
Topkka, Kus., June 20.—The St. Joseph,
Highlands iNc Northwestern Railroad was in
corporated hero to-day, to mu from St.
Joseph, through Doniphan County, Kansas,
to Highland, thenee northwesterly through
Brown Comity to tho Nebraska State line,
near Fall City. The capital stock is $730,000.
CONSOLIDATION IN' UTAH.
Salt Lake, U. T„ Juno a).—Tliu Utah
Central, Uluh Suulliern. and Utah extension
railroads have been consolidated. Tito now
organization extends from Ogden, through
Sail Lake City, to Sun Francisco, ago miles,
Is called the Utah Central Hallway, mat has
•W.ti’»o slimes of 9100 eacli,—a llttlo less than
915,000 per mile, . *
ITEMS.
Tlio Arkansas Press Association, number
ing 150 membors, filling three Pullman cars,
left St. Louis Saturday. They visit Minne
apolis nml the Manitoba region.
Thu ilev. W, 13. Jerome, of tho Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fi3 Huilroad, who accom
pained the Duke of SuUiorlaud on his Call
lotula trip, returned to this city yesterday,
Mr. F. W. Partridge, for smite yours past
connected with the Chicago, Burlington As
Qufucy Hallroud, has been unpointed Au
ditor of the Minneapolis & bt. Louis Hall
road,
■Mr. James Stephenson has boon appointed
General HassungurAgentef the Grand Trunk
Hallway In place of William Walnwright,
promoted to the position of Assistant Man
ager,
Mr. 11. L. Kvnns, passenger conductor on
tho Burlington •& Quincy Hullruad for tbo
last tifteud years, has been promoted to the
position of Train-Master at Chicago station
In chargu of freight tralllc.
The JMUsburg it Fort Wayne brought hero
Sunday night sixteen car-loads of emigrants,
and yesterday it brought In live car-loads.
Tbo Michigan Central brought hero yester
day eight car-loads of emigrants,.
Yesterday morning all the trains of tho
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Uailroad, ex
cept those running to Dubuque, departed
from and arrived at the West-Bide Union
Hussenger Depot ou Canal street.* The Du
buque trains run In connection with the Illi
nois Central Hoad, and fur this reason they
will continue to run to and from the Central
depot.
The Chicago Hallroail Association, com
posed of Uie General Ticket and Passenger
Agents of the various roads centering In this
city, held their regular monthly meeting yes-
terdny. Besides comparing and correcting
the rato sheets no business of Interest was
transacted. Mr.W. 11. Dixon. Commissioner
of tho Western Trunk Lines Association, has
been appointed Secretary of tho Chicago
Railroad Association.
All sorts of rumors regarding tho contem
plated resignation of Vice-Presidents King
ami Keysor,iif the Baltimore & Ohio Rail
road, are In circulation. A Pittsburg paper
says:
A prominent railroad man whom f Inter
viewed to-day regarding «tio resignation of
Vice-President ICmg and William Keyset. of tho
Hnltlmoru 5c Ohio Railroad, mild (hut Hubert
Garrett, tho third Vice-President of tbu rend,
who is a son of tho President, has a great deal
of Inihienco with his father, and Is thu cause of
It all. When Mr. Garrett went to Europe, tho
road was left la elmrgn of-Messrs. Keyser and
King, aud during his fathot's absence Robert
wanted to take several Important steps wbleh
were not approved of by either King nr Keyset,
mid the result Is an 111-rooling between the
three. When President Garrett returned, his
son related Ids grievances, which tnndo his
father very angry, claiming that King mid Key
set overstepped their authority. This, my In
formant says, led to tho resignations.
There are some people In this city, how
ever, who (hliiic Hint- tho troubles between
Mr. Garrett and his Vice-Presidents wero
caused by tho .fact that Mr. Garrett, during
his Knropetln trip, has become Imbued with
Nihilistic Ideas, and therefore does dot want
to have anything more to do with Kings ami
Kaisers. __
SPOUTING-.
TROY V«. BUFFALO.
sptc<ol Dispatch to The Chicago 7’rltnin«.
Troy. N.'Y., June 20.—The Troys had on
their butting clothes to-day. In the llrst lu
lling they scored three mini on hits by Con
nor and Gillespie, aided by errors of Peters
and White. In tho sixth they added two
mure on hUs by Hankinson, Welch, Evans,
and Cassidy, amt one more In tho seventh on
a single by Gillespie and two-lmggur by
Evans, fluffs by Connor and Gillespie gavd
Urn visitors one run in the sixth, ami they
made another In the eighth oh v O’Rourke’s
two-base hit. Welch pitched an admirable
game throughout.
Imiblys- t 2 :i 4 B 0 7 S 0
Troy a II U 0 0 2 I 0 U-(l
lluifalo 0 U U U 0 H 1 0-2
Umisearmhlt-Trqy. if; buffalo, 1.
Two-buso hits—Ewing, Evans, O’Rourke,
While.
Ruse hits—Troy, 12; Uuffalo. 6.
Fielding errors—Troy, ft: iluffnlo, 5.
Total bases on clean hits—Troy. 14; Buffalo, 7.
Double play—Ewmg-Hnuklnson-Ferguson.
Loft on bases—Tmy.bj Buffalo, 8.
Struck out—Casktns, Unmtbors, Richardson,
Ferguson, Galvin, O'Rourke.
First base on called bulls—Troy, 2: Buffalo,2.
First basu on errors—Truy, 2: Uuffalo. :i.
Wild throws—Force, Rk-lmrdsod, Sullivan.
Fumbled grounders—Peters, Hauklnson, Gas
kins.
Missed flies—Gillespie.
Muffed thrown balls—Connor, Ferguson.
Wild pitch—Galvin.
Dulls called—Welch, {>7: Galvin. TH.
Strikes called—Welch, ff); Gulvlu, 42.
Time—Two hours and tun minutes.
Umpire—Bradley.
DETROIT VS. PROVIDENCE.
Sp<c(al DUpaleh to The Chicago Tribune,
Providence, R. 1., Juno 20,—T0-day’s
contest narrowed down to a battle between
the pitchers. Ward proved the best man, but
was not supported at critical moments, and
tlm game was in consequence lost on errors.
Derby was in good trim and very effective.
The finest play was that of Hanlon, who by
making a long and perfect throw hi the eighth
inning caught Ullltgnn at tho plate and saved
tho game. Six hundred people present.
Farrell wilt probably be able to play in tho
Chicago games* 1
/ftnhUtf— 1 2345G7 80
Detroit
Providence.
.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 o—2
.0 0000100 o—l
Base hits—Detroit, 4; total, 0. I’rovldencc,
7; total,».
Fielding errors—Detroit, 9; Providence, 0.
Two-buso hits—Powell, Bennett, Sturt,
First base on balls-Knight.
First base on errors—Detroit. 4: Providence. 2.
Struck out—Wood (2>, Powell, Derby, Bcuuctt,
Qillbmn. Ward, Denny, York cb.
Bulls catted—Derby, 70; Ward, 85,
Strikes called—Derby, II; Ward, 17.
Double play—Gross^stnvt.
<- Passed bulls— Bennett, 1; Gross, 2.
Time—One hour and forty-live minutes.
Umpire—Dooschor; "■
PITTSBURGH* NEW TRACK,
Sp«lal OUpateh to The Chicago TVibuttr.
Pivrsiiuim, Da.,‘June 20.—Tho coming
meeting nt tho new driving grounds ut
llumowood Station, n suburb of Pittsburg,
promises to bn one of the most successful
gatherings of trotting horses that have over
been hold in this oouutry. Tho track and
appointments nre not yet completed, but tho
work is going rapidly fonvttrd, and by tho
•Ist of July everything will bo in readiness.
Tho opening meeting, which commences
•Inly 12, will be not only popular, but
fashionable. Many of our wealthy and dis
tinguished citizens are Directors of tho
Association, who propose to maku tho
park a family resort, and for the
opening day 1,000 Invitations will bo Issued
to Indies well known' in society, and the grace
of tliolr presence will give tho occasion a
tone which will bo maintained. The Held of
horses entered for tho meeting comprises tho
best in tho United Status In every class, and
some striking results In tho way of speed uro
expected. St. Jullon and Maud S. uro both
to be hero together. It is said several horses
will be presenithat mavcompel botli of them
to lower their records or lose tho preemi
nence now accorded thorn.
A T*OUU-MJLI3 UACIS.
Sptciai Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune,
Macomii, 111,, Juno -o.—Tlic following nro
tho entries In tho fmir-mllu nice to be mu
over tbo McDonough County Stock Associa
tion course nt Macomb, 111., July 4:
J. 12. Chandler, llnsimell, 111., outers b, m.
Corn Koyuulds, by West Itoxbury, dam Lady
Lenurd.
A. UpdegrnlT, Macomb, 111., enter* b, g. Dick
Morgan, by .lolm Morgan, dam Vocalist.
r. l). Hume. Umlsviile, Ky., enter* b. h. Jim
Murphy, by West lloxbury, dam Ada Lenard;
also b, f. Adoll, by Asteroid, dam Despair.
Prank I'. I'ortcr, Mt. Pleasant, la., enters ch.
h. Victor I)., by Uncle Vic, dam Amanda Buford,
by Itevonuo.
.1. C. Doan, Ottumwa, In., enters b. g. Bother,
by Honniu Hcotland. dam Flirt, by Uovolvcr.
H. Williams, Bellevue, la., enter* eh. b. Jim
8011, by John Morgan, dum Molllo Jones, by
Brown Dick.
A. Brandt, Bellevue, la., enters b. in. America,
by Alarm, dam Asia.
Another entry will bo received from Dayton,
0., ns notice bus been given by telegraph.
11KATII OP A I’AOKIt.
Ppccial DOtwfch to Tha Chicago Trltamc.
Danville, 111., Juno 20,—Tlio celebrated
pacing hoYso Capt. Durlnml, which watt en
tered for tho 2:25 mco ut thi* place to-mor
row, dropped dead hero this morning while
being exercised.
LICENSED TO ORGANIZE.
#pcc(<it Jiltpatch to 7Ti« Chicago flvthunc.
Spni.NtiFiELi), HI.. June 20.—The following
corporations to-day received license to organ
ize from the Secretary of State: Thu North
western Claim Ditrcau, of Chicago; capital
$10,000; corporators, William K. Hlulne, D,
I*. Uleeson, and A. D. Case. The Castle ilay
and Grain Loader Machine Manufacturing
Company, of Chicago; capital, $250,u00; cor
porators, S. It. Castle, A. C. Messenger, and
11. 11. Miirtlndnle, Thu London Heberllng
Uimiitng-StUch Sblrrhig-Machlne Company,
of Chicago; capital, $50,000; corpora
tors, W> D. Gibson, J. D. Long, W.
U. Newman, James A.' Kingsbury,
and U. D. Kmiso.. The Darla Jtunnlng-
Stitch Shlrrlug-Machlne Company; capital,
$2.7,000; corporators. same a* In preceding
corporation. The Darker Mumifacini'ing
Company, of Chicago; capital. H75.00J; cor
porators, W. 1.. Darker, r. \V. Darker, C, S,
Burton. Thu Mount Dnluskl Mining Com
pany, Mount Duhtski; capital, $25,000: cor
porators. J. W. O’iirlen, ’Henry Lelulbuch,
and W. W, Martin. ■
SMALL-POX.
CiNCiKN'ATr, 0., Juno IW.—A special from
Bradford, I’a., Bnyej; Thbsmall-pox scan* nt
Curtis City, near here*, has redoubled bluco
tho death of MUs lloplclns, on Friday oven*
lug, site Mm; llio fifth victim siucu tho ills
cn:m broke out lust winter. Klsjliteases Imvu
now appeared since 'last Friday among tho
boarders at tho hotel ’whom Miss Hopkins
lived, and the town Is lust becoming depopu
laled. A pest-house will be built between
Curtis City and Bradford for the care of the
patients, and It is hoped Uiat Uie epidemic
will be checked before reaching this city.
CREMATION. '
An Interesting Paper on the Sub*
jeot by Dr. Purdy.
The Evils to largo ■'Cities from the
Presence of Graveyards.
Induction to Ashes Much Less Expensive
Tlum Fmiornls,
Tho Cook County Medical Society hold It*
monthly meeting at tho Pacific last evening,
Dr. E. Ingalls presiding, and an unusually largo
number of practitioners attended, probably
drawn thltbor by tlio paper on “Cremation/*
read by Dr. Purdy. Tho paper, of which an
abstract la glvon, occupied nearly an hour, and
was listened to with tho greatest Interest!
After giving a sketch of tbe manner of dlspos-
Jug of human bodies In ancient times by lidiuma-
Hon, embalming, and incineration, Dr. Purdy
tmid tbe origin of cremation was obscure. It
probably arose through a desire to preserve tho
dead from tho passions and fury of tho living,
but Its adoption by tho Egyptians, Creeks, and
Homans was tho result of necessity far tho pro
tection of health. About tho end of tha fourth
century tho pracllcu was discontinued, owing to
tho growing power of Christianity, whoso
doctrine «C tho llesurrcctlon with Us strong at
tachment to inhumation brought a great
Intlneiieo to bear against It. One of
tho most solid argument in favor of cremation
was from u sanitary standpoint.
He glanced at the present burial system, say
lug that It was Impossible to prosnrvo tho dead
from tho outrages of tho living. Gravo-ulggcrs
wore often employed to romovu hones. Allusion
was made to overcrowding. It was only n ques
tion id' thnu when Crueoland, Calvary, und Hose
hill would bo swept away by tho city’s growth.
Where were tha tames of tho early settlers and
tho founders of Chicago? Home had hcon carted
away, many were still nencatn public walks und
driveways, while tho wheels of revelry und tho
trend of pleasure-seekers sounded con
stantly over their remains. The pages
of history wore filled with stories of
terrible devastation. Putrid and malignant
favors and periodical discuses often made their
appearance In populous elites without any appa
rent cause. Might tho eausu not bo tbe practice
of Interment In tho very midst of our dwellings?
epidemics which .
HAD LAID WASTE WHOtR CITIES
had originated from burials in temples and
churches. Both animal aud vegetable sub
stances. If subjected to heat and mulsturouta'
temperature of 72 degrees F., were converted In
a little time Into a variety of gases which were
deleterious and deadl> In tholr effects when In
haled. It followed that carcasses could not bo
long exposed to heated air without becom
ing hurtful to persons In tho * vicinity of
thorn, it bad been argued that. If
a illicit or heavy layer of earth bo Interposed
between tho dead material and tho external air
no such cases could reach us, and that they
could not remain long In their specula nature,
hut must soon he absorbed or decomposed amt
destroyed. This argument was not In keeping
with the laws of philosophy or practical facts.
Layers of earth, oven to seven loot In depth,
could no more intercept the transmission of
gas into tho atmosphere than they could pre
clude tho nitration of water. Tho power of
tho one was to descend aud the other to as
cend through a permeable medium. Tho
only advantage in tho depth of n
grave was that of rendering slow
er septic fermentation, lie did hot deny
tho gravity of those gases, hut this was no pro
tection against them, us tho wind would not only
raise them, but transport them to our dwellings.
Hurlal-groumls were umiuestlonably ruinous to
health. Manvsectlons of population exposed to
their lutluonees suffered annually diseases and
death. All engaged In the system—tho grave
diggers, tho gardeners, tho repairers of vaults
and tombstones, tho friends who visited tho
graves—were exposed directly. Thoro was no
vcdeotnlug feature about U.
Under the general adoption of cremation all
would he changed, tho body being quick
ly, cheaply, aud harmlcsly rendered back
to atmosphere and earth, Tho most
shocking feature of tho present system was the
oossibllliyof living burial. This had happened
and would happen. Hardly a graveyard was
opened buteoillns were found containing bodies
not only turned, but skeletons contorted in tho
lust hopeless struggle for life underground.
Much might bo written on tho subject of con
tamination of springs in the neighborhood of
graveyards, and there was no limit to the poison
ing of waters.
or late years u tide of opinion poomed to bo
sotting In In favor ortho old custom. For the
last decade many distinguished physi
cians and chemists or Italy had
warmly advocated tho general adoption
of cremation, as had others In Switzerland,
Austria, Germany, and England, Tho estimates
for reducing u body lu a furnace wore from lit)
to |IS, but the price
WOULD UK GREATLY DEDUCED
If tho system wore generally adopted. Tbo first
person cremated in tbo United mates was Col.
Henry Laurens, In 171)0. tbo second Henry Hurry,
and tbo third Baron do Palm, whoso body was
reduced to ashes In tbo furnace erected by Dr.
J.o Moyne, at Wasbintttoa, Pa., in IbTfl. Two
other corpses bad been disposed of In tbo same
way,—one In Salt Lake City and tbo otbor
In .Now York. During tbo tlrst two years after
tbo eroeUon of tbo Washington crematory
nearly 100 applications wore made but declined,
ua the furnace was not constructed for “ busi
ness purposes.'-' Since Dr. Lo Moyne's death
his executors have opened tbo doors. and six
teen bodies were Incinerated there last year.
The process of disposing of tbo dead by crema
tion. us proposed and advocated, was uot de
struction by lire or burning la tbo sense that
many supposed. The body was reduced to
ashes by tho chemical action of intense bout at
u temperature of 2,000 to U,uoo degrees, without
contact with llamu or lire. In tbo Siemens
regenerative furnace bodies wore reduced
In un hour or less to from three to six pounds of
pnro white ash or lime dust. Thompson's fur
nace reduced a body weighing 144 pounds In
fifty minutes to about four pounds of ash.
It had been argued against cremation that It
interfered with the doctrine uf tbo resurrection.
If this he true wbnt becomes of tbo buly array
of martyrs wbo had perished by tire that they
lulgbt become worthy of resurrection, and of
tho many thousands of worthy people
who had perished In conllagmUonsf Granting
tho doctrine, cremation did not alToct It,
fora power capable of rcstorlogand refashion
ing atoms dispersed through tho metamorphosis
of centuries, would bo equally capable of re
storing tho atoms dispersed by tiro la a brief
hour. A more reasonable objection was tho
depriving of courts of moans which often con
vict criminals In poisoning cases.
THE ADVANTAGES OP TUB SYSTEM,
however, were so weighty ns to counterbalance
thisobjcolion. Kvery system or practice was
attended by minor evils. Wbo would prohibit
public festivals and holidays because Ihofr,
debt, and drunkenness were increased
uiorchyr Not the least objection
to Inhumation was It* enormous expense,—a
tax so great on the resources uf mauy poor
famine* that It actually amounted to oppres
sion. Tho practice uf general cremation would
dispose of the dead mure hi Keeping with tho
laws of Nature, more safely to the dead and
living, in short, quire desirably in.all respects,
nt a cost less than ono-llftceuth the sum now
squandered to embellish tho earth us u dead
bouse. It cost Chicago tI.OMUU) annually
fur funerals alone, and Illinois In tsse
Sil.ooo.ooo,—nearly one-third the amount uf
internal revenue yielded by the Htuto fur tho
same period. It cost tbo (Jutted Htutos over
SUW,UH.miu annually for innernls,—a saving
which would pay oil tho National debt In llftoen
years. Tho money spent throughout tho world
tor this purpose In a year was ustimuied at
(fbOJ,uuU,Uoii. What a vast amount uf want snd
misery Us Judicious expenditure would save the
human raeul Adding tho sums Invested In
millions of acres, of valuable property
used for burial grounds, tho Immense
sums lavished in erecting monuments and
embellishing graves, tbo depreciation in tbo
value of residence property m tho vicinity uf
graveyards, uml wo bud a sum uxucudod In
maintaining those cities of tho dead *u stu
pendous Uml It was well calculated lu arrest tho
attention of those whoso business it was to deal
with questions of public pulley. And to what
useful purpose to tbo dead or to tbs living was
this vast fund so
IIECKLEHLY, CIIIMINALLV SQUANDEItEP?
To the dead, to preserve against Nature’s laws
tho putrid relic of organic man In bis most
humiliating and degraded condition, long years
after Nature's laws would buvo transformed
him Into many varied and lovely form* uf or
ganic life, surrounded by smwalao and giving
tm ulroflifu ami beamy to Nuiuru's habitations.
To the llvluy the expenditure uf this sum mount
creating and perpetuating diseases tbo most
virulent and malignant, tbo choking of the at
mosphere In many Instances with gases tbo must
dangerous to health and to life Itself, tbo
porpctautlon of memories the must ghastly and
revolting to sensitive natures; It meant hunger,
want, and despair to many of tbo poor surviv
ors whoso last saving* bad been swept aWuy,and
who bud contracted neuvy debts In order to af
ford (he deceased member of the Impoverished
tumlly it "deeout Christian IntrlaL"
Tbo subject was then discussed. Dr. Q, O.
.Pauli thought that cremation would yet bo tbo
preeminent mode of dlsposlug of tbo
dead, but Uko all reforms It would
buvo to bo content with slow progress. Ho
thought that It would meet with objection
'trout tho Orthodox Church us nn unholy innova
tion, but us it was already making groat bead-'
way In Europe, so wouldU eomu into favor m
America niter u full and froo discussion.
Dr. it* IS. Htarkwralher said tbo subject of
cremation was being agitated more and more
every year, nud tho tlmu would eoaio when peo
ple would ask (but It bo both legalised and ou
fmved. In regard to any suptiosvd religious
(injection, u distinguished divine of the Church
at ttngUud bad said that cremation must come
Into vogue, and that wbeu It does come there
will ho no hostility towards it on the
part of the Christian Church. The speaker
thought if it would do sway with extravagant
funerals, especially nmonir tho poorer classes,
cremation would no n decided advantage. It
who bccumltur more and more evident that prop
party la tbo vicinity or cemeteries wua unde
sirable. Chicago wits not so overcrowded yet ns
to make this mi Important problem to the pros*
cat generation, but it was only n question or
time when nil tlio prosont,oullylng burial places
WOULD IIAVB TO PASS AWAV,
nshnd tholr predecessors. Tho speaker ihomrbt
that instead of lavish funeral expenditures, ex*
pensive burial lots, ami cosily monuments, that
friends show ihoir nlToutlonnto remumbraneo ot
tlio deceased by endowing memorial bods lu
hospitals or charily cots lu institutions for
the suiforlng and distressed. Tlio one could
In nowlso lament tho dead, tho other would bo
of unceasing bonellt to tho living. Tho Doctor
hoped tho tlmo would come when It would no
longer be necessary to send bodies to Pennsyl
vania, hut that tho Northwest would bnvo n ore*
minion furnace of Its own.
Dr. C. T. Fcnn could nut Indorse cremation,
because its process of destruction banished
from Ids miml (ho Idea of peaceful repose which
be was wont to associate with the dead.
Dr. 11. D. Valin olfomi some suggestions, hut
they were no radical as not to win special favor
with bis auditors. The bodies of tho dead
were refuse material, nod should be
dealt with an such. A practical way
to dispose of tho dead would bo
to dispose of tho cadavers by auction for ills*
seating purposes, or If that was repugnant to
tho oversensitive nature, to sell the bodies to
tho soap manufacturers. Tho bones, too, would
make good fertilizers. Tho question was not
ns to the must esthetic mode or burial, but hew
to best get rid of decomposing and dangerous
matter. Tho speaker closed his remarks with
tho hopo that bis body would bo disposed of In
otto of tho ways Indicated. . .
Dr. (nirnlis thought tho Idea of being burled
nllvo ought not lu bo passed lightly by. There
was an almost universal fear of that possibility,
and it ought to bo taken out of peoples’ minds.
Hu knew of Individuals whoso lives were
so tormented with tbo frightful thought that
they had during tholr lifetime providedfor tho
holding of a post-mortem examination, that
tholr bodies might he so mutilated ns to pre
clude tlio possibility of any trance condition.
This fear had become Intonslilcd by tho knowl
edge that tlio physician had
NO ATWOLUTK CRUTAINTV OP I)RATH
until decomposition hud sot in. Ho thought,
however, tho horror of being burled nllvo was
greatly exaggerated. As to tho religious nspnut,
that would not enter Into tho problem. Decom*
position bj* llro would be precisely tho sumo as
m tho grave, except In point of rapidity.
Tho'Doctor thought there was lltllo probability
that cremation would cover up traces of crime.
There would ho greater care, and cremation
would be preceded by tho necessary examina
tion of tho body. Tho matter of tbo funeral
expenses was of little weight, yot bo thought it
tho duly of tho profession to correct tho dispo
sition to extravagant burials.
Dr. I'urtlv thou alluded briefly to some of (ho
remarks made by tbo speakers. Ho thought
QracvUnd would yet have to glvo way to tbo
giant fltridos of Chicago progress; the health of
tho population would eventually demand
that cemeteries bo far removed. He
thought tho only real argument against
cremation was Its possible shielding of crime;
but believed with Sir Henry Thompson, that
careful examination before cremation would
remedy the dllHciiliy. With tbo ndoutton of
cremation Its appearance *of rcpoUlvoness
would vanish, and tho wonder would bo bow
burial with Its attendant slow decomposition
bad ever boon tolerated.
umi viui uiuii iimjiuiuii
A paper on "Diabetic Coma,’'which was to
have been read by Or. L. C. Waters, was de
ferred until tho next meeting.
Tho Society then adjourned until tho first
Monday In October.
EDUCATIONAL.
CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Tim school-year of tho public schools closes
with this week, and a vacation will be hud
until tho first Monday In September. The
teachers of all Ute schools send In statistics
on Friday of this week, which will be com--
blued in the annual report oC the Board ot
Education. What are known as the Foster
medals will be awarded to one or more of tho
most deserving pupils in tho several gram
mar-schools. As Is customary, appropriate
exorcises will bo given at nearly all of tho
public schools on Thursday or Friday of tills
week, tho primary grades closing generally
on Thursday afternoon, and the grammar
grades on Friday forenoon.
At tho Klnzle School, Ohio and La Sallo
streets, tho public exercises will occur «u
Friday forenoon from 10 to 11:30, ami will
consist of literary and humorous readings,
recitations, dialogs, three-part singing, etc.,
under tho management of All Sabin, Prin
cipal.
At the Ogden School, Chestnut and State
streets, tho closing exercises will' be held on
Friday from otol2 a. in. Diplomas will he
Slvcnto forty-live High-School pupils and
to Foster silver thodtus awarded. The ex
ercises will include vocal music ami readings.;
At the Franklin School, Division and Sedg
wick streets, the 1.700 pupils will unite In ex
tensive programs In tho various rooms, 9:20
to 12 ou Friday forenoon for tho grammar
grades, and 1:20 to 8:20 on Thursday after
noon for the primary grades. Tho exercises
will be In part compositions, solos, and cho
ruses, declamations and readings, and tho
award of tho Foster medals.
At the Nlckorsouvlllu School, Sophia and
Luvvls streets, Miss Helen A. Butler, tho
Principal, will organize the school for pub
lic exorcises ou Thursday from 2 to 4 p, tiu
Thu North Division High-School, State and
lEm streets, will hold closing exorules on
Friday from 2:80 to 2:20 p. m. There will be
mi address by M. A. Delaney, President of
tho Board; reading of valedictory by Miss
Lavlula K. Bitter; music by tbo class, and
the award of thirteen diplomas.
Public exercises will be given at tho Shel
don Primary School, State and Elm streets,
on Thursday, from 2 to 4, and of
singing, declamations, etc. . „ t .
Thu Huron struct Primary School, Huron
street, near Clark, where there are 250 pupils,
will hold tho usual public exercises on
Thursday afternoon, ana bid good-by to the
present quarters, the old. dingy Temperance
Hall. Tnu tine now brick Huron School will
be ready for occupancy in September.
There will bo given acclamations and vocal
music at Urn North Clark Street Primary
School, Turner-Hall, on Thursday afternoon.
Tho school will be discontinued and the pu
pils next term divided among tho now Huron
uud the Ogden Schools,
3IERSHBV MUSIC SCHOOL.
At the spring term examinations of the
Herslmy School of Musical Art yesterday
morning, conducted by Mr. Frederic Grant
Gleason, fourteen pupils, both ladles and
gentlemen, wrote very satisfactory papers on
their progress In musical grammar,- el
ementary and advanced harmony, theory,
etc. The object of this school, which has
for Its Faculty souio of the most prominent
mid accomplished musicians In the West,
Is to furnish the best ' methods
of musical education, from the
first principles to■ the highest
stage of artistic development. Students are
divided into llvo classes of proficiency. Thu
theoretical studies are: For the tlrstyear,
Harmony; for the second year. Counter
point; and for the third year, Fugue, free
Composition, and Instrumentation. Prof.
Gleason remarked that In free composition
the gentlemen usually show more originality
than Indies. Tim last concert of the present
season will take place next Saturday noon,
on which occasion Mr. il. Clarence Fddy
will play the lust of his series of national
programs of organ music, consisting en
tirely of original compositions by repro
seututlvu German organists and composers
of the present eeutury. Un JuW 2 Mr. Eddy
wilt give a grand concert In UersheyUpU
tor the benefit of the Sllngorfest singers. ‘
IOWA UNIVERSITY.
lowa Cmvla.,.Juno 20,— Tho annual
Commencement of tho State University began
in this city last Friday with tliu closing ex
ercises of the literacy societies. On Saturday
Prof. Uoss delivered Ids farewell address to
the Law Class, and yesterday Prof. Packard
pave his iluocalaureate address in tho Opera*
House before an Immense audience. This
morning Commencement week opened In
real earnest. 5 Tho Hoard of Regents have’
been In session fur several days. Gov. Gear
has been present for nearly a week, A large
number 01 prominent ladles and gentlemen
distinguished us educators front abroad. are
also on the ground, and the city wears a holi
day appearance. The Hoard to-day elected
Prof. U W. Uoss Chancellor, vie# William
G, Hammond. Chancellor Hammond de
livered bis farewell address to-night, and was
presented with a handsome testimonial. The
Hon. Jehu A. Kasson arrived In the city to
night and will deliver the University oration
to-morrow. The graduates of the University
this year will number two hundred. .
NOUTIIWESTEUK UNIVERSITY-
Yesterday was to have been a field-day at
the University, but tho Incessant rain modo a
postponement necessary.
Tho Commencement exercises of tbe pre
paratory school were held In the evening In
UlO Baptist Church. Tito Principal, U. T,
Fisk, presided. Music was furnished by the
Chicago Ladles* Quartet. - The, literary pro-
§ram was «w follows: Kdwlti a. ju~
tcelo City, Nub,, “Jluro Worship
David 11. *lllooiii* Tlskllwa. 11l **/)!? *
Civilizations”; Ida M. , MurvoV.
Cairo, ..“The Trim Province f ,f’ /. '>•
cation HerlmnU 0. Mars. lialena in ,M*
Supposed Defense of Mllilmles »'• j,. .‘M,*
Forte. Halavlu, 111., “A Prolile \, f I ft L
Sluavt M. KdnmmUnn, Sumner, \, x mV.';.®
under Alexander!!.”; .Mary Iloufy
ton, “ imaginary Uu**ii \i«v* I**
Dlaokherry, 111., “William Lloyd( arriA a t r ’
William it. Crawford, Milton CVuirl. I
billon.” Miss Minnie L. SroU. eViA
Hnpids, Mich., was excused front nm«-iH
Tliu class numbers thlrty-acvort ?,&
gvonpod ns follows: moeM »
Classical Cmirse—Arthur C. Axtell n w
Hatley, David 11. Dlnom, Henry J. linw,i,
Frank Cook, William It. rniWml sm.l
P. Kdmomlson, Henry L. Kcmilg. K, ®
Nnlr, (lerlumlt C. .Mars, Kuwaid ASi.m
William S. Temple, ilia M. Ilii ver v 1 ’
Henry, W. H. Foster!
Latin and Sclentlllc—Chester C. cilftn.t
Arza D. Hitt, Frank U. Thomson, l!ohl*pt it 1
Waugh, Helen A. Johnson, Nellie F. wliil,
Moilern Languages—Frank F. CamtiWii
F. L. Anderson, (trace L. Clarke, j' W
Cooper, Hnllle P. Ksllc. Jennie M. F.?m.
Jeannette S. HansmvLillinn L.Seoir, MiSfl
L. Scott, HeiiridlaTlioriiton, Al!<?e.l.\Viti l i»l e
Sclcnlltle—William 0. Darrell, HmrT
Coleman, Alfred CL Hathaway, EuspiiAt
McDermott, Wllmarth H. Walker. 8 eL
AULJWp. m. Hie senior class In tliolTni.
vorslly, numbering thirty-one, partook of
their class Immiuet at tho Avenue House »
few Invited gnosis were present. Afterih#
supper tnasls were proposed and resuwXt
to by several of the members. w
Tho program for to-day is one of meat in
lerost, At ll o’clock tills morning tlio Iln»r,i
of Trustees of tho University will min
the chapel of University Hall. The sS!
will last through tho day. and will probablr
cause* some vtgonms action—perhaps Rom*
Buvnrlaes—ntam the auhjeet w df, the Unlvwd.
ty debt and tho ■ Presidency. At lu o’clock
this momnig.clnsvUay will lie celebrated in
tho campus, weather permitting: otberwiis
In tho Methodist Church. The program S
eludes a presentation.of the class bv!*s
Webster, and a response by A. 1L lirltrn'*
class history, W. H. Lacy; oration, FredoM
Porter; poem. Dibble C. McArthur: ofor*
lugs of friendship, mid n class song, The
Conservatory of Music will give a concert In
tho evening in the Methodist Church. Thera
will be no graduating class this year, and iha
concert will bo wholly by students. No ad.
mission will bo charged.
PARK INSTITUTE.
The graduating 'exercises of the class of
ISSI of Park Institute wore held last even*
lug In the Third'Presbyterian Church, be
fore a largo and appreciative audience. The
platform was decorated with an arch ot
green, which borQ tho motto In white (tow
ers, “Per Aspurand Astra.” Tho exercises
wore opened with tho Graduating March by
tho ensemble class, during tho performance
of which tho graduates were ushered to their
places. Dr. Goodwin offered prayer. The
graduates.were Miss Mary 11.. Brower, Miss
Flora W. Sherburne, .Miss Hattie 11. Jami
son, Miss Adelln M. O’Hara, Miss Minnie &
Shaw, Miss Mary B. Held, .Miss IloseL
Forman, and Miss Gertrude 11, Osborne.
Thu young ladles each read essays, and were
quite overpowered witli Itowurs. Thu exer
cises were Interspersed wltii vocal and In
strumental music, the Misses Jmnison,
Sherburne, Smythe. and Mr. Muscovite tir
ing vocal solos, while tho Misses Douglas,
•Hannon, Leonard, and Mr. Du Prosse exe
cuted an eight-hand piece on the piano. Tbo
diplomas were presented by the Principal,
Mrs. Dates. Dr. Lurlmer made the paring
address and pronounced the benediction.
Messrs. Forman, Cue, Briggs, Green, John
son, Price, Fish, and Huger* were the ush
ers. Tho “sweet girl graduates” give a re
ception this evening ut tlte Institute.
LAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Spfetal DUpaich to The Chicago Trifcuni.
Lakh Forest, HI., June 20.—Tlie annual
prize contest of Lake Forest University oc
curred this evening in tho First Presbyterian
Church. There was u crowded house. TU
Bev. Dr. Gregory presided. The Hon. Will
iam Bross, E. J. Warner, and ProtJ.J.
Halsey acted us judges of tho delivery, mid.
In concert with a committee which bad pre
viously decided upon the logical and rhetor
ical merits of the productions, awarded Uiu
prize of $25 to Mr. A. D. Wheeler, with
honorable mention, first, of Mr. E. I’.
Hill, and, secondly, of Mr. B. P. Part;
er. The following Is the program ol
tho evening; Music; essay,'‘Under the bet
with tho Diver.” Miss Caro Ordway, Water
loo, In.; oration, “Tho Amphitheatre: a
Study In Morals,” Mr. Enos P. Baker, New
York City; oration, “ Why?” Mr. Arthur U.
Wheeler, Kenosha, Wls.; music; oration,
“ Polyphemlsui,” Mr. Robert P. Parker. Lake
View, 111.; oration, “Fanatics,” Mr. Edgar
P. Hill, Chicago, HI.; music; oration. Mr.
Theodore .Jessup, Oswego, III.; oration,
"Mohammedanism and Progress,”Mr. John
D. Pope, Wadsworth, Hi.
GEORGE I. SENEY.
Macon, Go., June 20.—George I. Sonoy, of
New Yorlc, Sunday gave $20,000 to the Wes
leyan Female College. Thin makes 570,0 W
Senuy has given the college in two months.
Forty-flvo thousand dollars will be expended
at once in erecting the llnest college building
in the South.
GENEVA, ILL.
Special DUpatch to The Chicago TVtburu.
Geneva, 111., Jurto2o.—‘The School Dtaec*
tors have elected the now teachers for tlw
ensuing year. They are: Miss A. E. Keith,
Principal: Miss .Tunnio Crolty. Miss Tasker,
Miss Stella Tellr, .Miss Jennie Yates, ills*
Julia Wheeler, and .Miss Knapp.
•WISCONSIN’ UNIVERSITY.
Special DUputeh to The Chicago IVlbuiU.
Madison, Wls., Juno 20,-Tho Assembly
Chamber was well lllled to*night to listen to
nn address before the graduating Law Class
delivered by the lion. James G. Jenkins, ot
Milwaukee.
THIS PRESIDENT.
Boston, Juno 20,—President Garfield ww
attend the American Institute of Instruction
Friday, July 8, at St. Albans, Vt.
CLEANING OUT THE SALOONS,
Lieut. Btocle and squad bad no exciting en
counter yesterday afternoon wlibnUiUf-Jof- 1 *
well-known hoodlums and thieves, who, while JJ
a half druukoa condition yesterday, started m
to break up all tbo saloons lit tbo district. At
o’clock In tbo afternoon E. Hecker, propriem
of a grocery and saloon at the corner w
Samuel vtd Augusta streets, ciuno to tUostud
and reported tbut tbo hoodlums bad Just at •*
store after Imvmg smashed or destroy ed ui no»
everything in tbo place, and hud ciirra*u ou
quantity of tobacco in packages, cigars,Jmao";
and other goods. Hu tnuugut irom the “ «
tlon thoy took after leaving bis
that thoy Intended to pay u .
visit to Mrs. lllokuy, who keeps »
saloon on Division street, about u talm w l «
his pluco. Tho Llomoimut and a squad of po
started ut onuo in a wagon provided o/ '
Hooker, but. as ••Mother Hioro) s ra»<JD"‘
situated hi tho middle of u largo o|mn|rji' r ‘,
the marauders saw thorn coining, aau y
to tholr heels In all directions. lh«
concluded to givo chase, and eai-b «‘“ r
of them siitglod out his hoodlum and put un i
bun. Tho race was u very erooltanle
all six of tbo rotllans wore tlnullj , t i ir
stutluP, one having been capturedat tu" .
tusiao wells, u mlio south of sirs. llUke* »•
another at Humboldt Park, mure than s w
west of tbo bouse. ,imv bil
• Prior to tbo arrival of tbo police
completely broken.op Mrs. Hluke) *
and more source ivAmiocda smgte a hole s«»
In (bo homo. Tho names of those
a. A. Blalgler, Henry Thin*. Joh« d w gJ,|
Charles. Hollrlub, James yarfoll. ss
wmj, AH are well known to f. 0
ruUlaos and tbloves. and wore booktd
larceny of a quantity of plunder wbao fjo
found upon them, and fop tu ulielou* whu
destroying the contents of tho two> saloon*
YATTAW AT THE BRIDEWELL.
“Black Jack” Yalta* came 10 grief)««««'
when lbe “Black Marla’* was driven up to «
Armory, One of tbe oOloor presented u» >
Yaltaw’s notice ;on old execution »
HOO,' Issued , against .blra Bom “ , w [ o r
•KO ; when .ho was arrestee, d
operalmifn“bumboot“lnviolation of *** “ 0
order, Upon tho strength ot that txt ® uu toe
Jack was escorted to a seat ofaiuiior |M
prisoners' carriage. ana hurried a**' 6t ,0
House of Correction. Unless he sbuuM*
pay otf lbo amount of that '•*j- r uiu hl) will
several omers of like stnounti jfcjj ew ell
remain long onouirh . at com
to become prollolonl In tUo lllsu
plicated trade taught at that /°‘ on ” l u (j usU
tutlon. Thoyacbtm whlcn Jatk
end bis ihjuors and cigars wore I “U »d
tbe Government breakwater has m
ooumablo manner become so uecw*.« 1 .
.worthy that she rests on the bottom or »
opposlt U»e foot of Harrison «reet.ianus
U now visible of her is the tops of b«r uim*
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