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NO MORE CAKES AND ALE.
Because the Lake Bluff Crowd Are Virtuous, All Mankind Must Swear Off. The Modem St. John Seeks to De molish Ban Yoorhees and Exalts Prohibition. A Week’s Painful " Parturition Bc sults in the Birth of a Platform. Prohibition in the Planks, with a re trial e-Snfiragß Underpinning. There was another very unpleasant hitch yesterday in the urogram of proceedings at Lake Bluff, where the Prohibitionists are still encamped. Gov. St John was expected )o arrive on the early morning train from Chicago, and the huge blackboard in front of the grounds bore the announcement that at 10:30 a. m. there would be delivered in the Tabernacle a lecture by the Chief Executive and boss Prohibitionist of Kansas. The early morning tram, however, arrived with only about a dozen passengers, among whom the Governor was looked for iu vain. The next train from Chicago (stopping at Lake 151, .d) was not due until 12:15, hut there wits a Chicago train to stop at Lake Forest two miles south—at 11 o'clock, and a car riage was sent down there for the Governor, it being thought possible that lie might have taken a wrong train. But lie failed to show up at Lake Forest. He did, though, arrive at the Bluff on the noon train,—too late to lecture at the morning meeting, which meet ing had listened to impromptu remarks from Mr. Woodford, Mr. Johnson, and others, while expecting every moment that a car riage would dash up bringing St John. The Governor stated upon his arrival that there was NO ONE SENT TO ACCOMPANY HIM from Chicago, and that, not having been ad vised as to exactly the time he was expected to speak, lie took the train that was called the 44 popular Lake Bluff train.” The Gov ernor was accompanied by his wife and daughter. It was finally decided that Gov. St John should make a brief speecii in the afternoon, immediately following Col. Bain’s lecture on 44 A Journey to the Golden Gate,” to which lecture, by the way, an admission fee of- 25 cents was charged,—and that he should also ipeak in the evening on ** Prohibition iu Kansas.” This program was carried out Col. Bain shortening his very entertaining lecture somewhat to give the Governor more of a chance. The Governor’s afternoon ipeech was brief. He devoted most of tho time to answering the statements made by Senator l)an Yoorhees in the recent inler rlew with him on the temperance question. Voorhees, the Governor said, was u coward to state that it would be an absolute Impossibility to secure prohibition in Indiana. The Senator had said that what a man ate or drank could not be regulated by law, but the Governor would give the Senator to under ;tand that we hadoutlived the lig-leaf period. LAW COULD EVEN REGULATE WHAT A MAN .WOKE lo a very great extent. The Senator had also stated that a man would do contrary to what the law would endeavor to compel him to do, ant the Governor argued that, according to tills theory’, the way to make honest and law abiding men would be to pass a law ordering them to steal and commit murder. Further, the Senator said that temperance meant mod eration, and that moderation was proper. “ Would you have a moderate thief, a mod erate wife-beater?” asked the Governor. “Would the Senator have his wife love him only moderately?” The speaker said that licensing the sale of liquor was going against the fundamental principles on 'which the Government was founded,—life, liberty, aud the pursuit of . happiness,—because liquor killed thousands upon thousands ’of men, was the cause of 75 per cent of the crimes committed by the convicts now serv ing their time, and also made thousands upon thousands of homes desolate. “The prohibitory provisions of the Kansas Consti tution,” said the speaker, “ are bemg ob served by the citizens of the State.” The audience to which the Governor and Col. Bain spoke numbered between 300 aud 400 people. A PHOHIBmOJf PBOXUKCIAMEXTO. The Committee appointed to prepare a defined plan of work or platform reported the following, which was adopted, as the re sult of the week’s work: The temperance organizations of the North west. assembled in convocation at Lake Bluff, in putting forth a statement of their views and wishes, do not forget that such views may seem radical and perhaps ultra to many persons, but they are the Vine's of those who have been forced to these positions by actual, per severing work in sc men from intemper ance. They are no. • .■pinions of idle the orists. If false, uiey will fade away; if true, the time will come when these ideas will be embodied in organized masses and crystallized into custom and Jaw. The tem perance workers of the Northwest ■ are agreed: 1. flie object for which they are wprking is the removal of intemperance and the evils resulting therefrom. 2. The basis of their work is the Christian system of philanthropy. The temperance work is the ripening of Christianity,—the Christian method of building up character jv appeals to the education of the higher aature of the individual,—and the lIEMOVAL OF TEMPTATION by law is the only one which promises per manent success. o. The work of all organizations, based upon the cardinal principles of total absti nence and prohibition, contributes to final success, and there should be no antagonism between them. The spirit which seeks to destroy and uproot one form of organization by another, or to disparage one class of tried workers in the interest of another, should be emphatically condemned. 4. Each organization should work to hold all its present positions and join new ones whenever it can do.so without injuring other firms of organizations, and these va ;ious organizations, in order to secure treater harmony in plans and methods jf work, .should at once eombinein State and county alliances to be composed of delegates from all these organizations. 5. Lecturers who travel over the country without the indorsement of State organiza tions in tlie State in which they are working should not be encouraged. All lecturers should be required to have the indorsement of a State organization in the Slate where they are working. 0. Prohibition must include ail alcoholic liquors; laws favoring beer and wine are DRAWN IN' TUB DCTKIiIiSTS OF DIIUXKABD- , making, and should be opposed as favoring dangerous heresies. 7. Concise and simple prohibitory laws, which proliibit the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages, place the sale of alco holic liquorsfor medical, mechanical, and sci entific purposes in the hands of parties who will not have a financial interest in violating the laws; make liquors keut for illegitimate purposes contraband, and provide for search, seizure, and trial of the same; provide for the appointment of special oflieers by the Governor to enforce the laws where the local officers fail to do so,—are the only laws which will be accepted by the temperance jieople and for which they will be responsi- S. The temperance people, while law-abid ing citizens, favoring and asserting the en forcement of all laws on the statute-books until repealed, emphatically refuse to be held responsible for the enforcement of liquor laws involving the pernicious prin ciple of license, the.euactment of which they opposed. DOWN ON SACIIAMENTAI. WINK. 0, The use of alcoholic wine in the Sacra ment of the Lord’s Supper is not warranted by Scripture, and its use for that purpose Simula be most emphatically condemned. 10. The union of the best elements of the North and South upon the principles of tne temperance reform is a happy omen of the destruction of tliaf sectionalism which is so damaging to tne welfare of our country, and the cause of bitterness, wrangling, and corruption. IL A political party, whose platform is based on constitutional and statutory prohi bition of the manufacture and sale of alco holic beverages in the State and Nation, is a necessity, and, to give those who suffer most from the drink-curse a power to protect themselves, tiicir homes, and their loved ones, the complete enfranchisement of women should be worked for and welcomed. 12. The temperance people of the several States should call conventions for the pur pose of orcanlzing in every State a Homo Protection party upon the basis of Art. 11 of this plan. 13. While working to advance these princi ples and achieve victory, personal efforts to reclaim Uie drunkard by all the methods known to an enlightened civilization must be kept ever in the front The session of 1882 will be held at Lake Bluff, and in connection there will be a nor mal school for education in all branches of the so-calletl temperance work, and all this will be succeeded by a session of the For eigners’ “Temperance” Convocation. To-day is the ninth and last of the session, and there will be numerous meetings, al though nearly all of the “leaders” left last night To-morrow, “Teachers’ Day,” will be under the auspices of the W. C. T. U. of Illinois. UP SHE GOES. Another Advance in Wheat for September Delivery. Corn Was Irregular and Rather Weak— Provisions Steady and Firm. The grain markets were active and unset tled yesterday. The lead was taken by wheat, which closed -(iHli cents higher than on Friday, with a good deal of excite ment in the pit during the session. The published reports about damage to the En glish harvest appeared to be the first cause for the strength, arid then the shorls commenced to fill in. The interest centered fn the September future, which ran up from 51.27 to 51.3031, broke later about 1 cent, and afterwards touched SI.SOJf. closing 2 cents above seller October. The crowd were quick to charge the flurry in Septem ber wheat to the clique. It was said mat they were bulling the market in order to squeeze the shorts, and a curious rumor floated iu tea undercurrent to the effect that the bulls had information that a formidable combination of the bear element had been formed, which, iu the event of the Presi dent’s death, intended to jump on the mar ket and smash in The story goes that the bulls very considerately put their horns under wheat and lifted it away up out of the reaeli of the bears’ paws, thus credit ing themselves with having averted a panic. It is more likely, however, that the market was run up on the clique itself. Some expe rienced observers think the Cincinnati crowd changed their tactics after they decided to run a deal in October, concluding that it would be inexpedient to do so and deliver tile cash stuff on Septembersales. Accordingly they decided to buy back the Septeiuber.and it is believed that they began to do so Friday afternoon, and continued the work yesterday till toward the close, when they were sup posed to be selling. Tim crowd seemed to misunderstand the plan at first, but finally •• tumbled to it,” and, with the aid of tea outside shorts, who were forced to cover, pushed September wheat up Sc above tee closing figure of Friday. The suspension noted elsewhere also perhaps helped to boost the price. August wheat stood at 51-38, and a good many of tho remain ing shorts are understood to have called at tee office of the Grand Mogul and settled tlie deal, retiring with tee single consolation that they had escaped tee threatened edict of royalty to fix the price at 51-S9. October wheat sold at 51.27, up to and eased off to about 51.283.1. CORX WAS IKREGULAJt, and rather weak at the last. October sold at 03’j to cents, aud closed at (i3%@84 cents. It was said that the sudden fluctua tions were due in part to the suspension of John W. Itumsey & Co. They are said to have sold out a good deal of long corn, which broke the price down, and afterwards filled in a line of short stulT, which sent the market up again. At the last the feeling was called tame. People were tasking about larger receipts and an abund ance of the cereal next season. Oats fol lowed corn, breaking one-half cent, and ral lying at the close under orders to buy in a line of short trades. , The provision market did not appear to be materially affected by the great tire at the Stock-Yards Friday night. The feeling was stronger early, but easier later. -Meats were called quiet and firm. The loss by the fire was chiefly in meats, aud when it was an nounced that the ice-house containing Mr. Uately’s English cuts had also been de stroyed the market stiffened up some. The quantity of pork aud lard burned up was not large enough to have any noticeable influ ence on the market The only casualty of the flay was the vol : untary suspension of John W. Kumsey & Co. The advance on the September wheat options was the cause of it. Kumsey & Co. were spread over an immense space, and the demands for margins under the circum stances would naturally come in faster than the same could be collected from parties whose deals afforded a proht. Those to whem Kumsey & Co. were short declined to give a release and accept cn lieu the parties behind. This was the immediate cause of the trouble. At the close of business Friday night the firm’s books showed a profit of SXU.OOO if the deals could have been trans ferred. As this could not be done, Kumsey <fc Co. resolved to go into voluntary liquidation. Their short .sales were bought in under the rule, and their long purchases will not be settled until Wednesday, the last day of the month. The firm is confident that the final balancing of accounts will leave them a fair profit, no one will have sustained any loss, and on Thursday they intend to resume busi ness as if nothing had happened. Mr. Kumsey has a great many friends in the Board who were quick to express their sympathy, and pleased to, learn that the sus pension was only temporary. ODDS AND ENDS. The übiquitous broker was not on the Board yesterday. lie and the nameless oper ator had gone out of town to spend Sunday. It was rumored in the afternoon that some of the wheal in store here had been found to be out of condition, and that there was talk of having the Inspecting Committee called to investigate the matter. Parties who ought to know declared that there was no hot wheat in Chicago, and intimated that a report of that nature might easily have been skirted by parties who are unscrupulous enough to say anything that they thought would turn the markets in their favor. It was stated by good authority that the Com mittee had not been called. Some people seemed to think Die condition of the wheat was as good now as it had been at any time. Tlie elevator proprietors consulted said they knew nothing about it. Now comes the report that the once cele brated B. F. Allen “is at it again ” on ’Change. His old colleague “Jack” Sturges has also been snapping his black eyes in the vicinity of the Board lately. A meeting of the packers was held yester day on the Call Board, and they agreed to slop killing hogs at the packing-houses for the present Owing to the burning of Mr. Ilate ly’s packing-house, the water-supply at the Stock-Yards waslrather short yesterday, and the houses were closed to give time to fetch the reserve supply of water up to its ordi nary limit Mr. Walsh was requested not to use water in the parks till Tuesday. About 100 extra watchmen have been stationed about the packing-houses. A party who represents a large firm has made a close examination of the coni crop in lowa along the line of the Northwestern Koad. and says lie found that the crop of early-planted corn was in good condition, and many fields were looking fully as well as they did last year. The late corn is im proving, and if frosts holds off till Sept 15 the yield will be fair, lie says there is more corn in the cribs along the Northwestern at the present than at tire corresponding time in anv one of the hist five years, and thinks there’is perhaps not quite so much in the hands of the farmers as at this time a year ago. The farmers are delivering freely, and country sliiopcrs are forwarding this corn to market Comparatively little of the crib corn inis been moved on this line yet He thinks the lowa crop will be three-quarters of that of 18S0. A large receiver also stated that his infor mation led him to conclude that 75 percent of the corn crop in lowa and Nebraska was still-in the country, lie said the crop in some sections of Kansas promised well, and at Wichita it would likely be the best one vet riiisdi Both gentlemen agreed that the “ hot forc ing weather ” had put corn fifteen days fur ther-ahead than in former years, and thought it safe to predict the crop was two weeks out of the way of frost. They said a great deal of the corn on high ground, which from a railroad-car appeared to be “burnt,” but on close inspection found to be dead ripe, the hot weather having hastened its develop ment. The' receipts nere -were said to be limited by the ability of the transportation companies to furnish zoom. THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, AU%&&T 28, 1881—EIGHTEEN PAGES. BASE BALL. Chicago Still Leads Nine Games in the Championship Race. Betroit and Buffalo and ; Boston and. Providence a Tie for [Second '- r and Third. 1 * 1 Defeat of the Champions' Yesterday at Detroit by n Score of 9to 1. ' ■« Buffalo Beaten by Cleveland 5 to 4, and Worcester by Providence 3 to, 1. THE CHAMPIONSHIP. The only material change m the League championship race 1 during the week nast lias been the advancement of Detroit to an even position with Buffalo in the matter of games tvon. Tim other clubs remain the same as they were a week-pso,—Chicago nine games ahead, Boston arid Providence a tie for third place, Cleveland; but one game behind them, Troy seventh, Worcester eighth. More than ever is it settled that Chicago re tains the championship, while the probabili ties increase that Detroit will succeed in capturing second place from Buffalo, leaving the latter to contest .with Boston,. Provi dence, and Cleveland for so good a position as third. Just now the Chicagos are at a disadvantage by reason of the disability of one of their pitchers, and one of their best batsmen, base-runners, and fielders, but they can lose two out of three games and yet win the championship. The sit of yesterday’s play was as 5S a C5 Q to h5 s 9 9 § a s 2. o ri 3 CLUBS. <? o £ P S’ ■X S’ f OB a .■ O 2 2 u 3 5 G 7 31 21 7 — 4 4 R 5 2 5 33 22 7 5 — 4 5 b 6 7 42 20 3 5 5 — 4 3 5 5 30 21 « 3 a — 4 » 5 3:1 20 Providence....'.... 4 4 1 6 6 — 5 H 31 21 Troy 3 7 3 4 4 4 — 1 26 22 Worcester. 2 8 4 4 3 *• — 25 23 Games lost.... 32 21) 22 33 31 32 36 30 251 T VS. CHICAGO. tch to The Chicago Tritune. DETROF Sp'Cial Disvat Detroit, Midi., Aug. 27.—The League champions were greeted by a large and en thusiastic crowd to-day, who were not disap pointed in the work which the home team did. Mullane, late o£ the Akrous, made his first appearance in the pitcher’s box here, and pitched a beautiful game, lie has a very swift pace, which tells on the catcher, but the champions were unable to hit him to ad vantage. Gcrhardt, who was called home by his father’s death, had a worthy substi tute in Troy, formerly of the Albany’s, while Moynahan, who used to play at Cleveland, had nothing to do at third. For the visitors Corcoran at shor( carried off the fielding honors, while in batting there was hardly any choice. Houck and Hanlon made the heavjest raps for the home team, and Knight gathered in five flies. Had it not been for Houck’s fumble in the sevcntli Inning the score would have been oto 0. Powell made a beautiful stop of a hot liner from Anson in the sixth inning. In the course of the game Mullane was presented with a beautiful basket of flowers. . THE SCORE. Detroit. Wood. L f Knight r. 1 Hanlon, c. f Powell, lb Bennett, c Houck, s. 5... Troy, 2b.... ... ytoynahan, 3b Mullane, p T0ta1,,... Chicago. Dairy topic, 1. 1. Kelly, r. f Williamson, Anson, lb Corcoran, e. a Burns, b ('■oMsmitli, p Hint, c Nicol, c. f Total. 123 4 5 itmluas— 030 0 3 Detroit. Cbieago 0000001 Q o—l Earned runs—Detroit, ti. Two-base hits—Hanlon, Wood. Three-base hits—Houck (2), Hanlon. Buses on errors—Detroit, 3; Cbicago,!. Left on bases—Detroit. 1; Chicago, Struck out—Bennett, Burns. Passed balls —Bennett, 2. Wild pilch—Mullaue. 1. Time—One hour and fifty-seven minutes. Umpire—Doescher. XMIOVIDEN’CE VS. WORCESTER. Sf'tcUil Viepatch to The Chicago Tribune* Providence, K. 1.. Aug. 27.—The home team defeated Worcester to-day by batting out two earned runs, one a home run over the left field fence. Callahan’s umpiring was very unsatisfactory. There were 600 people present Score as follows: Inninys — 2 2 3 4 5 G 7 8 9 Worcester 0 0010 0000—1 Providence 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 * — 3 Earned runs—Providence, 2; Worcester, 0. Base hits—Providence, ti: Worcester, 7. Fielding errors—Providence, 2; Worcester, 3. Two-base hits—Hines, York, Stovoy, Corey. Three-base hit—Stovey. ,o Home run—Denny. First base on balls—Pike, Richmond, Bushong First Daso on errors—Worcester. 4. Struck out—Farrell, Ward, Brown, Radbourn, Denny. Dickerson, Carmmter. Balls called—Ward, 111; Itlobmond, 71. Passed balls—Gilllgan, 3. I’ime—Two.houis and ten minutes. Umpire—J. Callotaan. CLEVELAND VS. BUFFALO. ■Special Hit Batch to The Cbicaoo Tribuna Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 27.— After tlie Buffalos had won the game. White by an error allowed the visitors to tie the score. Errors by Force and Brouthers gave the win ning run. Keckioss base-running lost several runs to the Bisons. The postponed game of July 26 will be played Monday. hminm— 1,2 345 6 7 89 8uffa10..... 000 4 00000—1 Cleveland :.0‘ 0 000100 I—s Earned runs—Buffalo, 1; Cleveland, 1. Total Holding errors—Buffalo, 1; Cleveland, 0. Base hits —Buffalo, i); Cleveland, U. Two-basoi hits—Nolan, Galvin, Glasscock, Force. , Three-base hit—White, First base on errors—Buffalo, 0: Cleveland, 3, First baso on ballsC-Buffalo, 1; Cleveland, 2. Struck out—Buffalo, 1; Cleveland. 1. Left on bases—Buffalo, 3: Cleveland, 9. Double plays—Buffalo, 1; Cleveland, X. Time—Two hours and ton minutes. Umpire—Bradley. . ■ BALL GOSSIP. The Lake View Blues beat the Tales 18 to “City”: Knight is field-captain of the Detroit team. The entry clerks beat the millinery clerks of D. B. Fisk & Co. 9 to 0. It is rumored that Lynch will not rejoin the Buffalos this season. -u It is expected that Gross, of T, -ovidence, will bo unable to play again this season. The Bostons have released three men from their contracts tills season, Buffalo two, Chicago one, Cleveland four, Providence two, Troy one, Worcester four, and the De : troits thirteen. It is said the Albanys have joined the League Alliance as a protection against fur ther attempts by League managers to covert ly secure additions to their nines at the ex pense of the club in that city. Akron ought to do the same tiling. “Admirer of the Game”: You ask to know too much, and are referred to the play ers themselves for information. If you can find out the salary of each nlayer in the Ctii cago team, and who gets the highest salary In the League, you will "be. Iqcky. It is rumored, but not known except by the nartles directly interested, that Anson receives 51,800 as player and S2off;addtuonal as captain and manager. . at w , rij.* “G. G. S.’iac A Batsman may strike at a bail thatgoes behind Inin if he is foolish enough,..mid be called a strike. ThoifoUow’Uig table shows the total num ber oihntus scored by tee clubs and their op- Donentajor tee League championship np to and ificludlng Aug. So, the end" of tliree ■Tounhs of the season: -‘i Opponent’s i Clubs. Runs. r tins. Chicago 437 277 Betroit Cleveland. Buffalo. Troy.... Boston, Providence. Worcester.'. THE EIRE ORDINANCE. Some Pertinent Questions for the Reviser of the Code. The Old Section on Daily Violation Should Be Ke-enacted. A Good Chance for tho Grand Jury to Do Some Creditable Work. In a letter published In yesterday’s Trib une, Sir. Egbert Jamieson, the reviser o£ the city ordinances, seeks to defend himseit against the charge of having mutilated the Building ordinance. Ho says, in ids letter,- that the ordinance as he provided it, and as it was passed by the Council, while differing materially from the old one, in that it leaves out tlie clause providing for the continuous arrest and fining of a man who is violating the ordinance, is stronger than the old one, providing, as it does, a Quicker way of enforcing the law. This, however, is not the Question at issue. The question is, By what authority did Mr. Jamieson make such a radical change in the ordinance without consultation with any one, without specific inquiry of the Superintendent of the Build ing Department, without consultation with the Committee on Eire and Water, without conferring with the Judiciary Committee, and without calling the matter finally to the attention of the Council. It is not under stood that he was employed by the Council tor the purpose of making radical changes in the laws which govern the city. His duty was rather to codify, classify, mid arrange the vast mass of Council ordinances which had been passed since Tuley’s revision of 1 STB, and to make a homogeneous body of them, it was not understood at the time that he, without consulting with any one, mid that, too, being ignorant of buildings, or of the best way of securing the construction of fire-proof ones, should boldly step in and make a change in tire laws which lie had hot been specifically directed to make. Such a change looks badly, no matter what plausible excuses may be put forth in support of it. As far as The Trib une reporters can find, nobody was con sulted on this point. The Mayor was not que-nioned in regard to it, the Building De partment was not, no Committee was,—no body was consulted, but Mr.'Jamieson ap pears to have done this of his own mere mo tion, without any regard to the interests of the city or the wishes of the Council. It may appear strange that so vital a matter homis oai uivitiNt*-, should have passed through the Council tin- a new iron I'lioeiXLKa. observed, but, on the other hand, it was the The Union Dry-Dock Company of Buffalo re interest of many of the Aldermen not to see colved the contract for and will commence im auy change which mediately the building of a large iron propeller WEAKENED THE FIRE ORDINANCE, for the Union Steamboat Company. The boat while the mass of matter considered, and the will be a very largo carrier, with an estimated haste with which most of it was hurried capacity ol 2,500 tons. The craft will bo 2St feet through, easily explain why other Alder- over all, 2UG feet keel, 39 feet 5 inches beam,with men, who would have insisted upon the pre- adepthot 35 feet 6 inches; the depth from the seryaUon of the old law liad thej knona p ase ioihe main deck being 17 feet. Tim keel that It was endangered, did not notice the , vl m h,.i-’-ieor an inch thick and the gar grave modification which Mr. Jamieson had f UeL ‘ s l “ ‘ n “ '“‘‘l 1 "V, n “?,f a h r B made. Ift some way this tiling was slipped board atrakos 10-16 of an inch, oxteudlng to the unseen Through the Council by people bilge; from the bilge to the main deck the sheets who thought that in doing it they were willbeß-lUof an inch thick; from there to the playing a smart trick, aigi entitling them- main-deck shear strake 10-10 ot an inch; to the selves to tender consideration at the upperdeck O-IO of an inch; the upper-deck hands of the same real-eStato ring whose shear strake will bofl-Wof au inch and double, members were the arch movers ill the recent The ve , se i w jn have six wing keelsoms 8-16 of attempt to ring round with a wooden wall. au Inc h thick, and a water bottom 3 feet deco of I\ hat should be done, if it be possible to . j inch thick. She will have a do it, Is to put back into the-ordinance the . * ... old provision on the subject,—to provide water-tight balkhoab forwart, md four othgr that a person who is continually violating bulkheads. The angle iron for the outside form the law may be continually arrested and con- will be 3xl inches, and the reversed frames will tinually lined. Then the city ollieers, instead be 3x3 inches. It is calculated that she will draw of letting suits go by default in their slothful whcnlighttwo feot of water forward and six way, should follow them up vigor- feet aft. ously and unrelentingly. If a defendant apd. dawpeb’s proposed amendment to the appeal, they should follow him to the Crim- bridge ordinance. inal Court, they should consult with the tVe have received the following communiea- State’s-Altonu»v have the case blit udoii the tion from a gentleman very largely interested cilpi'idar *uul see that it is brought to asueedv in vessel-property, protesting against any fur caieiiaar, amistetimui is oroUoUtio ahpeeay lhor hindrance to the, movements of vessels in trial. Iheie should be no Ict-np until the the river by the city iluthorlties. It explains it offendur is lined out ol existence. Alter a self . . “X. few Violators of the law have been Stripped ' jr„ the Editor ojTkt Chicago Tribune, of their money by a course of vigorous lining, Cuxcago, Aug. 37.— 1 \saw in your paper 'otlrars will begin to find that violation of tim this morning that Aid. Dawier proposes to in law, in this respect at least, is unprofitable troduee aa ordinance to put the brakes dorflva business little harder on the commerce ot Chicago by But it’seems almost hopeless to expect closing anything to ba (lone. The Police-Court Jus-. , r " ev 3 er} - ten minutes without regnal to the tices, W’lth hardly au exception, the Iniikltng number of vessels that mav accumulate while Inspectors, the city authorities from ton to the bridges arc closed during the evening. At" bottom, seem to be 'determined to wink at o’clock last Wednesday night the propeller violations of the law, or, when they are Argonaut came in loaded with iron-ore, bound forced upon their attention, to deal with the for the dock of the Union Iron & Steel Company, offenders us leniently as possible,—either to on the South Branch, bhe&oi as far “ ilic;mi<ktlipp-igpnr tD misneiul tha line The street and there mot such u large number ot uisniifeS ine case or 10 Mihpcmi oieime. mo « ata vessels bound down the river lulluence of the evil example of the MiDor, accunm j n tion or the evening hour) las repeated declarations in favor of wooden u took until l o’clock in the buildings, his failure to issue any orders morning to get them cleared out so spurring up Ids subordinates in this mutter, S ho coulrf proceed. On the next night, about and the tampering with tlie Police-Justice the same hour, the propeller Escanuba, bound Courts by Aid. Uirsch and Stauher liave to the same dock, met with same expen done their work, and It looks now, unless £nce. and iost i?°ud Droooscd cnnu» nmra viwnrmi® stprw are takiMi its If South Branch. Now', if Aid. Lawler s proposed some more Vigorous aiep?? lire laKtn, as 11 nnien( i e d ordinance had been in force the river disobedience to tlie law would run not, and uld not have been free for navigation up wooden buildings would go up, not only m stream before the ti o’clock morning ordinance the outskirts, but in tbo heart of the city, would havoshut the bridges against these boats, There is, however, one remedy, raid it ought at a i arj r C loss of both time and money. This Is to be applied. The Grand Jury is now in only a fair sample of the way the boursystem session. It is within its power to take notice affects navigation on Cbicago Kiver. xms of ail derelictions ot duty on the part of city is a very dull ' tune toir >125m,13. «hen b “ 3b “;j| ollieers. tlie Mayor ami Aldermen included. ,vorktng great injury to navigation, especially It is m the powerof the Grand Jur> to in\tsr . uven i UJ V closing, when vessels’ time is worth tigate these complaints against negligent j ustas much as at any other hour of the day. and slothful city oflicers who draw large pay while the pegple,.having finished tneir daj*’s la jmd do nothing except wink at violatlous of bor, would lose simply ten minutes in getting to the Buihling ordinance. After having-satis- their homes (were the bridges opened ana closed lied themselves that these ollieers are not dis- by the ten-minute ordinance only). r Yni cliarebur their duties, the jury should indict lose a great >» a,, y 0 n aeuo mt of he them, ami the Stale’s-AUorney should push °Vp^epTwneiL tlie eases to swift trial and certain eouvie- c ' eal f ß nour vnT .. s tion, in order that these drones who hang around the City-Hall and the Police Courts -- Erapk yc3tcraay may learn Uiat there is yet justice m th. . ,d butter} .light Imp o laud. In 110 other way than this, it appears, propeller Skylark and steam-barge Alfred can the. (Soper are in Miller Brothers’docks receiving new wheels. There will be Sabbath services to-day at 3 o’clock on the lumber market for the benefit of sailors and tugmeu. The steam-barge B. J. Moore is in the docks of the Chicago Dry-Dock Company having repairs made In her hold and to be calked. Capt. Robert Robertson has been put in tem porary command of the schooner Lillie Pratt, Capt. Sullivan, her commander, being very 111 at present. Vessels loading at Marquette recently have been delated by a strike among the railroad employes,* which for a time stopped the supply of iron-ore. mi attho close ws: 67 8 9 0 2 0 1-0 from the danger which i.sliangiiigovcr it, of another eonllagrallou which will inevitably follow in casu wooden buildings are allowed to go up as freely as at present. Owing to his own right-mindedness, or to the strictures of The Tbiuuxe, one Police Justice at least lias shown a disposition to obey the law, and to impose fines which mean something, and to see that they are paid. Justice Ingersoll yesterday, at the instance of Inspector Crowe, imposed the following fines for violation of the building ordinance: Gustav Gang. 850; Charles Leif, 350; C. Eicliendorlf, 825; Martin Zebotii, 335: Peter IV uzek, 835; and A. Prince, 835. Several p ‘ d the fine and the others took an appeal, exhere is considerable coiuuiu.tiop about the Attempt being made to rebuild the plau ing-imll on Wells street which was partially destroyed by lire Wednesday evening. The property-holders in the vi cinity have remonstrated against the pro posed rebuilding, and the Superintendent of Bhildings lias refused to grant the necessary permit. Tint yesterday, the owners of the premises were rebuilding, notwithstanding they had been positively forbidden. Mr. Kirkland was informed of their conduct yes terday, and again forbid their doing any thing. and threatened to arrest the workmen, whereupon they desisted. The Building De partment considers that the damage to the building is over 50 par cent, and refused the permit for reconstruction, but the owner has given notice* that lie proposed to settle the question by arbitration, as the building ordi nance provides in such cases.. The owner of tlie ‘destroyed premises will a ; &spmt one arbitrator, the Building Department another, and the two a third, and if they agree that the damage is 50 per cent or more, then the rebuilding will not be allowed. If they, should agree, .however, that the damage is less than 50 per cent, then the permit will be granted. But ttq protestants are on the alert, and if the permit should be granted an injunction will be applied for at once in the courts, and the fight will he bitter. FOR A DELIGHTFUL-DRINK take one of King’s Frozen Punches, 77 South Clark-si We use C. &G. hue old whisky. 287 267 249 :502 277 302 289 339 281 2*2 2,456 2,456 CITV BE FISHED marine news. Grain Freights Still Firm at Three and One-Half Cents on Corn. Both Steam and Sail Vessels In Very Active and Urgent Demand. A Protest Against Aid. Lawler’s Pro posed Amendment to the Bridge Ordinance. Around the lakes—Arrivals and Depaifc nres—Miscellaneous—Along the Bocks. LAKE FREIGHTS. GRAIN. Grain freights continued firm yesterday, the rate to Buffalo on corn being 3H cents. Boom was very scarce, and in urcent demand, the en gagements announced being all steam but one. For Kingston wheat paid 7 cents. The engage ments announced were: For Buffalo. Propeller Montana, corn Propeller Milwaukee, c0rn...... Propeller Juy Gould, corn Schooner S. H. Foster, corn For Kingston, Schooner George B. Sloan, wheat. Total capacity LUMBER, Lumber freights were firm yesterday, in sym pathy with grain rates,though nochangcwas re corded. But few lumber canroes were in port, and available carriers wore taken quickly at tho ruling rates. Charters were made yesterday tit tho-annexed figures: From East Saginaw .email@example.com From Manistee 2.1214 From Ludiugton 3.8714 From White Lake 3.73 From Grand Haven 1.02*4 From Muskegon 1.62*4 From Bay City 3.00 The above rates are those paid for sailing ves sels, steam-barges carrying lumber from dock to dock at 12*4 cents less from Grand Haven and Muskegon. IRON-ORB. Vessels are* still In demand for this trade, as quite a number of vessels now engaged la tho iron trade will bo drawn off to carry grain. The present rates are as follows from tho points named: From Escanaba to Chicago $ 3.00 From Escunuba to Luke Brie ports...., 1J!5©1.40 From Marquette to Lake Erie ports.... 2.00&2.25 By Lake Erie ports is meant any port on Lake Erie west of and including Erie to which ore is consigned and from which coal Is shipped. COAL. Coal freights at Buffalo are still reported very firm, with a tendency to advance. Hates from Oswego arc also firm, with vessels in demand. Tho following arc tho last reported rates at which charters .wenfmade: From Buffalo to Chicago $ 3.20 From Buffalo to Milwaukee 1.20 From Lake Eric ports to Chicago firstname.lastname@example.org From Lake Erie porta to Milwaukee... 1.25© 3.3» From Lake Erie ports to Escanaba.... 1.00 From Luke Eric ports to Duluth.... .. 3.23 From Luke Eric ports to Detroit 45© 50 From Cleveland to Buffalo 75 From Oswego to Chicago... From Oswego to Milwaukee, A woraman, a Swede, whose name conld not De learned, fell to the bottom of Miller Brothers dry-doeks yesterday, and received fatal injuries. Be was at work Using the wheel of tho steam barge Soner at the time of the accident. Thomas Murphy yesterday morning recovered the body of William Gainey, who jumned over board from the steamer Kreamer and was drowned Friday, and carried It to Mr. Gainey s late residence. No. till Green street. Mr. Mui-- ndy says that he has known Mr. Gainey for over twenty years, and never saw him under the In fluence of liquor. He thinks he must have been affected with temporary Insanity. Vessels which passed Port Huron ten days ago bound for this port have not as yet put In an ap pearance, on account of the light winds which have prevailed the oast week. During the last four or live days the wind has been light irom the southeast and tho sail arrivals at this port for that period have been very few. Captains arriving in port state that they have been four days in coming from the cast shore. Commodore William Hannan, owner of the tug Tom Drown, was yesterday served with a summons by Officer Florence Donahue to ap pear before Justice Wallace on the 2»lh ipst.ana answer to a charge of violating tne wnlstlo ordi nance by having a larger whistle on his tug than is allowed by the city law. The Commodore says he proposes to test the legality of the ordinance If he has to take the matter up to the United Suites Supreme Court. A subscription paper was circulated among vessel and tug men yesterday by Henry Blew, of the Union Towing Company, and William Deane, of the Vessel-Owners - Towing Company, for the benefit of the widows of Oleson, the en gineer and McDonald, the linesman, of the un fortunate tug Ward, and resulted In quite a handsome sum of money helm collected. Ole- son left a wife and three children, and McDon ald a wife, but no children, in destitute circum stances. ? The schooner G eorgo B. Sloan, dismasted some weeks ago in a gale off Waukegan, has been fully repaired, and yesterday was at the Air-Line Ele vator taking on a cargo. ‘ As announced In Friday’s Tribune, Capt. Falcon, tho submarine diver, made several descents to the bottom of the lake at the Gov ernment Pier yesterday In search of watches, ■jewelry, etc., lost overboard by visitors to tho old bumboats that were anchored there last summer. He succeeded in finding a sliver watch, three rings, and two revolvers. If the weather Is calm ho will make several more descents this afternoon. A vast crowd wit nessed his operations yesterday. ABOUND THE LAKES. WHERE THE LAUGH COMES IX. IVotrffcaZ Gazette: “ Wo should very ranch like to see two excursion steamboats officered and manned by editors, correspondents, and re porters from the dally newspapers. We would place the managing editor as Captain, the night editor as pilot, the financial editor as purser, tho associate editor as chief engineer, and dis tribute the correspondents and reporters to the several subordinate positions. Each of these several gentlemen, when writing of a steamboat accident or of any slight mishap which a real steamboat man thinks nothing of it. at once assumes to know all about it, and at once begins to * sling ink* with a desperation quite in keeping with their skill ns journalists. “ There is no honest industry in tho country welch Is so badly treated by the newspaper press as tho steam-vessel interest. It Is maligned, misrepresented, lied about when a vessel meets with an accidcnt,ond when the stoam-vcssel fra ternity at large asks for a relief of unjust tax ation and burdens which-have been crippling it for years, the press, with but rare exceptions, turns a deaf ear to its woes and abuses it." Bushels. ... 40.000 .. 60,000 ... 00,000 ... 20,000 20,000 .173,000 ELEVATING TROUBLES AT BUFFALO. Buffalo Exjiro ia: “Messrs. C. J, Mann & Son are having some difficulty with tho discharging of the grain consigned to them here, as owing to their refusal to Join tho Elevating Associa tion, the elevators In tho Association refuse to handle or store, any grain consigned to them, except at tho rale of one cent per bushel, which they do not feel inclined to pay. The steam barge Nahanl, which arrived down Wednesday night with 40,000 bushels of corn consigned to C. J. Hamlin, and 13.000 bushels of corn con signed to C. J. Mann & Son, was yesterday ele vating at tho Wells Elevator; as soon as Ham lin’s 40,000 bushels was. discharged tho leg was withdrawn, and Messrs. Mann & Son notified that their grain could not bo received unless at the rate of one cent per busnel for elevating.” BE ON TUB LOOKOUT, BOYS. Milwaukee Sentinel: * k Thc revenue cutter Andy Johnson arrived yesterday from nn ex tended cruise around Lake Superior, during which time several vessels were mulcted for violtitlngr the law relating to carrying a vessel’s papers on board. Cupt. Davis reports that ho sisrhted the Canadian propeller Manitoba ashore at the mouth of the Portage lUver last Friday afternoon, and be at once went to her assist ance. A lino was run from the stranded craft to the Johnson, and after pulling a short time the hitter succeeded in releasing her. The Mani toba was ashore for twenty-tour hours with no prospect of getting otf bad the Johnson notcamo up. Her passengers, some hfty in number, were considerably alarmed at their unpleasant pre dicament.” SAD BEREAVEMENTS. Detroit Marine Neict: ** hail week Capt. Lew Horn was showing among his more intimate friends a beautiful cabinet picture of bis 7 months old baby, May, Vcstcrday afternoon, with impressive ceremonies, surrounded with tributes of affection, the little form was laid to rest.” ■, “John McDougal, first officer of the Empire State, mourns the death of his little 7-year-old boy, who was burled at Buffalo last Friday morning. Mr. McDougal reached home In time for the funeral. *A large circle of friends around the lakes deeply sympathize.’,’ OSWEGO HARBOR. Oswego PdUtuUum: “At a meeting of the Board of Trade to-day a letter from Capt. Thomas Martin was read and referred to the Harbor Committee for their action. Capt. Mar tin. who is an experienced sailor, thinks that to make the entrance to the harbor easy for ves sels an arm 300 feet long should be extended nearlv northerly from the present end of the new west pier, as the piers, when completed ac cording to the present plan, will leave a channel only 350 feet wide at the mouth, and that the westerly seas, unless prevented by such an arm as proposed, will drive a vessel against the east pier.” LIGHTHOUSE INSPECTION' The Government steamer Hazel arrived at Detroit Friday. She will take the Secretary of the Lighthouse Board on a trip of Inspection to the lighthouses on Lake Erio and tbtKt. Lawrence. Ho is now inspecting tho Upper Lakes. .. . PORT AUSTIN. Wjrk on the new steam siren station at Port Austin will be begun as soon as Gen. Weltzcl returns from his visit to Lake Superior. One siren will be in operation this fall, and another will be added early next spring. MISCELLANEOUS. s ** . LAUNCH OF THE STEAM-BARGE BUSINESS Special DUmtch to Tlu Chicaao TVttune. Milwaukee, Wia„ Aug. 27.—'The new double deck steam-barge Business, built by Wolf & Davidson for themselves, was successfully launched this afternoon. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 192 feet; over all, 205 feet; breadth of beam, IW feet; depth of hold amidships from base line, 2U feet. Her main keelsons are four In number, and aro each 12x14 inches. She has two rider keelsons 12x14, ail fastened with IH-inch iron. Her frames are molded out of 6-Inoh flitch, with an extra floor timber under first and second futtocks. She has diagonal brace 6s long from the side to the upper end of the bllck strakes, which ure out of the, way and add greatly to her strength. The gurboard strake was edge-bolted to the keej before the frames were raised. There Is but three inches between tho frames un to light-water mark. Her bottom being flat, eight feet from centre before the dead rise commences, and gives a good chance to make tho timbers on account of being straight. Her dead-rise is one and oue half inches per foot, commencing at this point eight feet from centre line. Tho bilges arc raised higher than usual in freight vessels, which will prove an advantage in loading and unload ing at a dock where the water shoals next to the piles. She bus throe Iloor timbers, without a butt on or near the keel. Her planks, outside and inside, are narrower than usual, and arc square-fastened with through bolts and spikes. She has a raised Iloor formed by four keelsons running lore and aft, planked crosswise with three-inch plank, planked lengthwise with two inch maple. She has three decks forward and aft, which adds grcutlv to her appearance. The main cabin is aft on tho main dock. The en gineer’s, cook’s, spare, wash, mess, and dining rooms, kitchen, and pantry are all titled* out In line stylo. The Caplidn’s and Male’s rooms are forward on the main deck. The wheelsman’s and lookout’s rooms are on the third deck ad joining the pilot-house. Her engine and boiler were formerly in tho propeller City of Toledo, and have been thoroughly overhauled. Her cylinder is 2tfxSfl; boiler, eighteen feet long by seven and a hall feet. She has three masts, but onlv two arc provided with sails. The third is to boused as a derrick to unload her cargo. Her foroboom la thlrty-ftve feet long; main boom forty-flve feet. with about fifty feet hoist. She has five hatches. She Is sup plied with an Emerson patent windlass and capstan, and has all modern improvements. It Is expected that she will be completed and ready for sea bv Sept. L She is as strong as wood and iron could make her. In model and style and manner of finish she will compare favorably with anything on the lakes. She sur passes anything in the lino of steam-barges ever built at this port. She will cary 1,200 tons, She derived her name from the unanimous opinion of visitors who pronounced her a good business bout: hence the name “Business.” She is ex pected to make eight or nine mile per hour. It is likely that Capt. Anderson, now In charge of the wrecking tug Leviathan, will take charge of her. REFUSE TO SAIL. Social Ditpatch to The Chicago Tribune, Montreal, Aug. 27.— Home sailors in the ship Llewellyn refuse to go to sea In her. and allege sbe is unseaworthy. The‘Fort warden Las reported to the contrary, but tho men still maintain thelf story. A reporter went on board to-day xp look over the vessel, but was refused permission by the Captain. Tho charge made by the sailors la generally consid ered well sustained. SEIZED FOR SALVAGE. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Milwaukee, Aug. 27. —The Kirtland, Wolf & Davidson Wrecking Company, unable to obtain a settlement with tho underwriters for releasing the schooner .Nabob from tho beach near Cana Island, to-day caused the craft to bo seized for a salvage claim amounting to $8,700. LACHINE CANAL. special Dispatch to The Chieare Tritenr. MONTREAL, Aug. 27.—Tbe forwarders here are complaining bitterly about the delay in opening tbe new locks In the Lachino Canal. TOUT OF CHICAGO. . •». AimrvALS. Stmr Sheboygan, Manitowoc, sundries. Stmr Grace Grummpnd, Sooth Haven, sundries. Prop Delaware, tfric, sundries. Prop Skylark. Benton Harbor, sundries. PropG. J. Truesdftß. Ludlnpton. lumber. Prop Favorite. Menominee, lowing. Prop Maine. Muskegon, lumber. Prop it. C. Brittain. Montague, sundries. Pron C. Hlckox. Muskegon, lumber. Prop S. C. Hall. Muskegon. lumber. Prop White Lake, lumber. Prop M. Groh. White Lake, lumber. Prop Buckeye. Muskegon, lumber. Prop Messenger, Benton Harbor, sundries. Prop Geonee Dunbar. Muskegon, lumber. Prop Tecumseh. Kincardine, posts and salt. Prop Conestoga, Buffalo, sundries. Prop Montana. Buffalo, sundries. Prvnfaicue. Hsoisice. luiater. Schr Ottawa, Grand Haven, lumber. Schr City of Toledo, Manbloe lumber. Scar Mars. Ladimnon. lumber. Schr A. A. Carpenter. Menominee, lumber. Schr Sonora. Menominee, lumber. Schr Lone Star, Marinette. lumber. Schr Belle Waibrtdge, Duncan City, lumber. SchrSelt. Mnutague. lumber. Schr Scud, Muskegon. lumber. Schr Willie LoutU. \v bite Jaike. lumber. Schr Hat tie fisher. White Lake. lumber. Schr YorkSuue Muskegon, lumber. Schr Ellra Ifcrr, Muskegon. lumber. Schr Mary Copely. Oswego. coal. SchrLUllo Pratt. Ludlngton. lumber. Schr Australia. Maskemm. lumber, Schr Gen. Slgel. llaiullm. lumber. Schr Minerva. Muskegon, lumber. Schr It. B. King. Grand Haven, wood. Schr Norths ar, Punt»ater, lumber. Schr Agnes, Muskegon, lumber. Schr Annie Thorlne. Packard's Pier. lumber. Schr Lumberman. Black Creek, lumber. Schr Guelph. iTolhngwimd, railway Iron. Schr WoUiu. Holland. lumber. Schr Kou-e Simmon*. Muskegon, lumber. Schr Hatde Karl. White ixike. lumber. Schr Kmellne. Manistee. lumber. Schr 11. 0. Albrecht. Muskegon, lumber. Schr E. It. Blake. LutLnciun. Incibcr. . Schr Eveline. Muskegon. lumber. Schr Windsor. Manistee, lumber. Schr John B. MornlL Cievel uul. coal. ACrt’AL S.UI.INOS. Ptmr Sheboygan. Manitowoc, sundries. Prop Buckeye. Muskegon, tight. Prop George Dunbar. Mu-kegon. su j.lrlos. Prop It. C. Brittain. \V hue Like, sundries. Prop Badger skate, BuOUio, bu corn* and son dries. Prop John B. I.vnn. Buffalo, TU,tUO bu corn. Prop Maine. Muskegon. light. Prop S. C. Hall. BhnLotrn. llzht. Prop favorite. Memmvnce. sundries. Prop Michael Gro'u Mouuuue. light. Stair Muskegon. Menominee, fight. Prop William Crip|«m, Manistee, light. Prop In 11. Owen. Eseanalei. U-ilu. Prop City or Traverse, Traverse City, sundries. Schr Kato Lyons. Muskegon,, fight., Schr Xonnin, Meimm nee, light. Schr C. J. Maslli, Marinette. light. Schr Ella Ellcnwood, WhUo Lake, light. sSchr Maine. Muskegon, light. SchrO. O. I).. Grand Haven. lljtbt. Schr Ida. Manistee. light. Schr Klhla, Era Harbor. Sc.ir -M. E. Tremble, Buffalo, 43,000 bu corn. Schr Persia, While Lake, fight. it Schr Maggie Thompson. White loikc. light. Schr Klorottu, Buffa o, UUWa bu flaxseed. Schr While Cloud. Manistee. Buhl. Schr P. C. Barnes. Buffalo. :>T.UUU bu corn. SchrM. A. Gregory. Mcnom nee, sundrlo*. Schr .Meats. Ludlngton, light. •• Schr George B- Sloan, Kingston, WjOO bu wheat Schr Lotus, Point r.d;v»rd, bu corn. Schr Angus Smith, Buffalo, lO.tMi hu corn. Schr Tempest. Garden Bar, sundries. Schr Planet, Menominee, light. SchrL’mnus. Menominee, light. SchrJ. B. Pentleld, Cheboygan, light Schr York State. Olufltown. light. Schr Scud. Grand Haven, fight. Schr E. P. Itoyce. Ludlngton, light. Schr Itockawny, Muskegon, fight. Schr Montpelier, Muskegon, light. .. _ SchrCltv of Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, light, Schr S. A. Wood, Marinette, fight. SchrZ. G. Simmons. Muskegon, light. Schr Minerva. Muskegon, light. Scar Golden Harvest, Muskegon. light. Schr Annie Thuriue. Packard’s Pier, light. Schr 1L Morwood, ColHugwoori, lh.ilsbu wheat. OTHER LAKE PORTS. POICT HUUOX. Port Hcuox, Mich., Aug. 27.—Passed up— Propellers Cuba, Nashua. Dean Richmond, Le high, J. S. Ruby, A. Turner and barges. Garden City and barges, Lothalr and bages. Alpena an J barges, Potomac and consort, Oakland and barges. Michigan and barges, Alcona and con sort, Music and barges; schooners Flectwlug, Riverside, Our Son, Prince Alfred, F. L. Dan forth, J. W. Doanc, Queen City, Maria Martin, Argo, Seaman, John Montano. X> own _l> ro pencrs Fountain City, Scotia No. 2, Ogeman, Gordon Campbell, B. \V. Blanchard. E. B. Hale with A. Bradley, Escanaba, Fayette Brown and J. T. Card, Germania and»bargcs; schooners Marengo, F. W. Gifford, Guido Pfis tcr. Granger, Mcurs, P. B. Locke,Pride of Amer ica, S. H. Johnson, Aborcorn; tugMaythnn and barges. * Wind—West, light. Weather flue. Port Huron, Mich., Aug. 27-b:;w p.ro.—Passed up—Propellers Osceola, Nyack, Kate Butlrom, Enterprise and consort, Stickdcyand barges, Muytham and barges. A. Everett with schooners F. A, Morse and George H. Warmlngton, S. J. Macy with schooners John Burt and Xsbpemlng: schooner Grace Amelia. Down—Propellers Henry Howard and barges, Indiana and barges, William Cowie and barges, Cbicairo, Vienna and consort: schooner C. Heed; tugs Stlckney and barges, and Castle and barges. Wind east, light. Weather smoky. ESCANADA. ' Special Dirpatch to The Chicago Tribune. Escanaba, Mich., Aug. 27.—Arrived—Steamer Thomas: schooners City of Green Bay, J. C. Harrison, and Watertown. ‘ Departed—Steamers U. D. ColTenbcrry. D. W. Rust, S. C. Baldwin, and Norman: schooners Sunnyside, Scotia, John Sebuetle, U. C. Wilson, Two Fannies. Heed Case. Grace Murray. M. H. Bacon, H. It. Newcomb, Francis Palms. L. C. Butts. D. K. Clint. G. C. TruniuiT, City of Green Buy, J. C. Harrison, and Watertown. MARQUETTE. Special Dlaoatcfi to Tlu Chicago Trliunc. Maiujuexte, Mich., Aug. 27.—Passed up—Pro pellers City of Dulurliand Pacillc. Passed down—Propeller Winslow; steamer City of Cleveland. Arrived— Propeller Burlington: schooners Katie Hale, Church. Empire State, Rogers, and Brooklyn. * _ _ . Cleared-Propellers Worthington. Iron-Duke, and V. Swain: schooners Exile. S. M. Richards, Iron-Chief. A. C. Maxwell,- Wabash, Canges, Empire State, Brooklyn, and Mehrick. pout coluouxb. Speeiil Distateh to The Chicago Tribune. Port Colhorne, Onu. Aug. 27.— Passed up— Schooner St. Louis, Kingston to Detroit. light. Down—Schooner D. T. Mott, Saginaw to Os wego,'lumber; schooner Jamaica, Chicago to Oswego, corn. ciibuoygan. Special Xhspofr/i tn The Chicago Tribune . CnEnoYiiAN, Midi.. Aug. 27 —Cleared —Propel- lers Champlain and Canada. Arrived—Propeller Van Kuait; schooners x ly ing Cloud and Ncwsbov. Wind west, light. Weather flno. MILWAUKEE. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Milwaukee, wis.. Aug. 27.—Arrived from be low— Steam-barge Henry Chisholm aud schooner Saveland. „ Cleared—Schooner Myosotls, for Chicago. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. Railroad AuftcoamonUu To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Aug. 26.—1 n to-day’s Tribune—un der the bead of “A Bad Assessment*’—you state ** tho Assessors of tho county, acting un der tho advice of the County Clerk, reassessed tho real estate of the railroads.” etc. You are in error as regards the Town of South Chicago. Some time after makhSr thy returns Mr. Kiokko sent over and I made him a copy of last year’s assessment of railroad property, showing no change in valuations whatever, except as to improvements and personal. Very n?spcctr«lly, Frank Drake. South State Street, To the Editor Of The Chicago Tribune Chicago, Aug. 26.—Knowing the power of your paper upon the public, I appeal to you to inform tho people of tho South Side whether or not State street will be paved this fall from Twenty-second street south: and. If that is not the Intention of tho authorities, whether we cannot compel thorn tojnr refund ourmoney. Now. tho fact is, wc have uut a mossing south of Hormou court to Thirty-ninth street, and now there is nothing but a mellow bed of dust, which will soon be a mellow bed of mud, impassable by team or man. I believe there Is uo ordinance yet for a walk, and of course many will not Jay them, Tho west side of State street is full of telegraph poles and lamp-posts, so that a nice walk could not be laid. Moreover, vre have not got a through street ou tho South Side in one-half re pair. So.body goes to the main part of tho city who Is not compelled to. Please give us some information through your Sunday issue, and confer u favor on the inhabitants of tho entire South Side. Twenty-Year Taxpayer. Defying tho Law, To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Aug. 37.—A few days since tho plan- Ing-millat the northwest corner ot Wells and Pearson streets was partially consumed by tire. Tnls Is tho third time that Institution has been on Are, and tbe neighborhood has for y«ars been apprehensive of a conflagration In that part of tho city starting from tnls tinder-box, which, with the favorable condition of a high wind, would destroy millions of property, and possi bly many human lives. _ „ . The building was a very cheap frame struct ure, three stories high, and the machinery °J R very Inexpensive character. The estimate for machinery by one familiar with It is as follows: Two planers, ssooeach.? Two shapers, at sajO each........... 400 Two molding-machines, at $.530 each «00 One turning-machine, pulley* and belts... 100 One murtlsing-machine 150 Total Probably $4,000 would be a fair value for all machinery, including boilers and engine: and the building; new. would hardly bo worth an other $I,0U0; bat call It $2,000, and tbe whole U amply covered by insurance, about SB,OOO. Notwithstanding the proprietor has been noti fied t>y tbe Department of Public Works that he must not rebuild, in open defiance be hoi nailed rough boards some six or eight feet falgll around the outside of the ruin, and has work men employed inside, fully determined, if pos sible by Sunday work, to so get his machinery In condition chat by Monday or Tuesday be mar start bis engine again and “ ft'l hu contracts," including une for city telephone boxes. Are tbe city authorities powerless? Ha?* citizens no protection against Incendiaries ? W. To restore nerve and brain waste, equals Hop Bluer*. Belie?©*his, * s2#a