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Wft at the P OM 0rt at Ottnwn. IMnoil, ol Asoond Ctuu MaU Jtautr, Ottawa, 111., fiovember 81,1888. The Week. " ' " Foreign. The news id regard to the Eastern ques tion during the week litis related ulniost wholly to the open Lostilities commenced by' Servia against Bulgaria, the Servian aiy Laving invuded Bulgaria, and alter a number of successful engagements and a few reverses, shown Its ability to accom plish its uims as against Bulgaria alone. These ure to possess itself of a strip of tr ritory extending from Sofl northward to WM.lin Hid territory having formerly he. longed to Servia, but bv the treaty of Her- Uu was added to Bulgaria. Tlie latter hav. ing broken the Berlin treaty by annexing Eastern Uouuielia, Servia now claims thni she has also a right to disregard the treaty of Berlin and re-claim from Bulgaria her former territory. The success of Servia would be easy enoui'li if she had to do. with Bulgaria alone, but Bulgaria, con tructively at least, is a part of Turkey, and cannot, therefore, even if so inclined, com ply with Servia's demand without the con sent of the Sultan, and therefore appeals to tit" t' r for aid to repel the Serbs, and the Sultan Is understood to have expressed Lis readiness to extend such aid on condi tion that Prince Alexander will recede from the late annexation of Koumelia, to which, the latest dispatches now say, he Las assented. This will at once bring apainst Servia the w hole power of the Tur kish army, which will be able to crush Servia In no tii. L'nlmg Austria, which is understood to be egging Servia on, take the field against the Turk, and then the ball will open in earnest. For If Austria goes into the fight, Russia will pitch in. and In n strife between Austria, Russia ami the Turk, of course, all Europe will inevit ably be, drawn, and such a war must follow as Europe has not seen in many years. The British invasion of Bunnah Is slow ly but surely progressing to a successful Issue. The forces under (Jen. I'rendergast have advanced as far as the town of Mtnh ly, which it has strongly gairisoned, and expects to reach Mandalay, tlie capitol, by next Tuesday. The taking of that city will doubtless end the war and with it the career ot the ferocious and alioclous Kinir Theeb.tw. ltii-1 Uonge.!. In. spite of the strenuous efforts to pro cure the pardon of Hiel, the noted Cana dian "rebel," or, If that failed, an Indefinite suspension of his execution, Kiel was exe. t ut. h1 early on Monday morning, at Kegl na, the capitol of the Northwest Territory, by .-.p'-cUl order of the Dominion Govern ment. The execution was within tlie prison walls, but about 20 persons being present beside a squad of mounted police. Th" N'y.-ntioner was a freighter named Jack Henderson, who was once taken pris oner by Kiel, and who traveled one bun tired miles for this chance to get even with bim. Kiel, in reply to the question of the executioner whether he had anything to say, under advice of the priests in attend ance, declined to voice his grievances to tlie hangman and his assistants. Of course, the execu'ion of Kiel elicits a great deal of conflicting comment, but the weight of opinion, beyond any doubt, Is that It was a mistake, if not a gross wrong. Aside from the fact that Kiel was unques tionably of unsound rnlnu, the admitted fact that his crime if crime it was was purely political, and that he was but one of thousands that had risen in armed protest against a long series of wrongs which It WhZ'A Lave better become the government to redress than to goad the sufferers to armed resistance. Meantlxe nenrlv 1ml f the population of Canada is French, by whom, without exception, Kiel is regarded as a martyr, and as the French and non French elements of the Dominion popula ion have long stood in almost lighting re. lation to each other, it is more than proba ble that this last outrage, added to the small pox Irritation, may soon loud to serl us trouble over there. The Muck in Cane. The election of a new supreme court judge in the Chlcagodlstrlcthavlng broken the tie in the Mackln case, the court at a special meeting in Ottawa last Saturday affirmed the decision of the lower court In finding Joseph Chesterfield Mackln guilty of perjury and sentencing hi in to live years in the Joliet penitentiary, and Mackln, who since his trial has been kept in quod at Chicago, will now no doubt be conveyed at once to Joliet. Mackln, It will be remem bered, before his indictment and convic tlon for perjury (In swearing that he had not ordered or received any spurious bal lots) had been tried and convicted In a U 8. court of election frauds and sentenced to the penitentiary for two years and to pay line of $5,000. that case Laving then been appealed to the Supreme Court of the U nited States, where It Is still pending Tlie later trial and conviction will probably cause the former suit now to be dismissed. Gulventou Fire. Friday morning of last week a very de etruotlve fire broke out In Galveston, Tex., the ravages of which were not stayed until over fifty block of buildings were de stroyed. The fire occurred in the western quarter of the city, mostly occupied as rest dences, to that few business buildings shared the destruction. A furious wind was blowing at the time from the north east, and the buildings in that quarter be ing nearly all of wood, rendered the fixe all tbe more uncontrollable. Over a thousand families lost their homes, which means that at least fire thousand people are ren- dered houseless, a large proportion of them being also beggared. The money value of tl, loss Is estimated at 2.r00,000. At first it was intended to make no apeal for out side aid, but the pressure for relief has crown so overwhelming that It has been found necessary to call for help from abroad. A Strange CoiiffHfloii. Most of the readers of the Fuke Tkadkk doubtless remember the circumstances o the murder of If. I. Allen, of Sandwich III, In February, 1880, and the trial am conviction 01 imam I uimiiw in wic . . j. ii-tiii n't ,.r crime, and his sentence to the penitentiary for 17 years. And now comes a convict in the Joliet penitentiary, naineil James Voung, who confesses that It, was he, nm not Thomas, who murdered Allen, and that Thomas is being punished for a crime which lie was wholly innocent. Youn was taken before Judge Kellum, at Syca more, last week, and being arraigned for the murder, plead guilty, giving a minute account of how the crime was committed It will be remembered that the evidence at the trial of Thomas all of which was printed in the Fukk TiiAitKit at the time was purely circumstantial, and now the f.u ts as detailed by Young clear up many circumstances which at the trial seemed Inexplicable. Yet Judge Kellum was un willing to accept the confession of Young until a jury of physicians had passed upon the question of his sanity, and the verdict of such jury being that he was unquestion ably sane, Young was sentenced to impris omnent for life for the crime. Of course this ought at once to release Thomas, who has aire idy served four of his seventeen years' sentence, but who from the day of his arrest to the present has ever stoutly asserted his innocence. And though, as many still believe, Young may be a crank, the Governor ought at least without delay to pardon either him or Thomas, as it is clearly wrong to punish two men for a crime which only one of them can have committed. THE DUTY OF THE PUBLIC A studied and concerted attempt Is being made on the part of those Implicated In tlie "fraudulent circular' matter recently brought before the grand jury and by those who are thir active sympathisers therein tocreiite a sentiment inimical to the prose cution of the criminal suits resulting there from. The especial champion of those who have been indicted is the Ottawa Journal, which has again seen fit ro prosti tute its columns to the scandalous style of journalism that characterized it some months since when two of those now rest ing under the charge of conspiracy controll ed Its editorial management and virtually dictated the policy of the paper. The Fkkh Tuaokii would not now dig nify the Journal by paying the slightest heed to anything contained in it were It not that in this Instance it evidently speaks by authority and directly In the Interest of those charged with tlie commission of this crime. We desire it to be distinctly un derstood that we believe It due to the pub lic on the part of the State's Attorney that these cases be pushed to their legitimate end, and that the soundest reasons of pub lic policy demand and will tolerate nothing short of this on his part. The crime l.s not one simply committed against the rights, honor and character of a single individual, affecting him alone in its results, but it Is a ci lin against the public at large, and as such deserves the severest punishment the law can inflict on the guil ty offenders. The public gocxl further demands that In this instance, here and now, the crime be punished that at the very outset such ne farious political warfare be abolished, and such means and those who practice them in a political contest be made odious to all right minded and right thinking citizens. If this crime at this time goes uninvesti gated and unpunished, there will and can be hereafter no possible guarantee for safe- ty for one who Is before the public asking the suffrages of our citizens, if some evil disposed persons on the very eve of the election see fit to secretly send out such cir culars as were sent out a few days prior to Nov. 3d by the enemies of Judge Gilbert. The Investigation of this matter and the prosecution of these suits is not a question of individual wrong or of party policy. It la of vastly higher importance and wider scope. It Is something that presses close upon all who are Interested in the cause of purity in public politics. Our citizens must be protected against such outrages, and there ought to be a pub lic seutimeut sufllclently strong In this dis trict to Insure them that they shall be. Neither ridicule of the proceedings of the grand jury nor vicious attempts to slur the motives of Judge Gilbert on the part of those indicted; neither the hope of par ty success nor the fear of party failure In future elections should cut any figure with our citizens In this matter. There must be no drawback or hesitancy because some persons of high degree may be scorched or hurt; be it who It may, the rights of the people must be vindicated, and that, too, In no uncertain way. A great wrong Las been committed against the dignity and good of our people. Some persons are guilty of having been the authors and infiltrators of it, and all good citizens, irrespective of party affilia tions, sholld unite In bringing to judgment tlie guilty parties. If the men Indicted by the grand jury are guilty of the crime "wherewith they are charged" let them be punished, and let all who aided and abetted, or even coun tenanced them in their criminal work, be ostracized for all time to come from all party councils, no matter to which party they claim allegiance. We do not desire to prejudge those who are charged with the commission of this crime, but we do say the course pursued by them through means of the subservient sheet placed at their disposal tends strong ly to fasten guilt upon them. They have even gone so far as to threat en that If these prosecutions are pushed the Democratic party bhall suffer in com lug elections, because they see fit to style themselves "a faction" of the Democratic party of La Salle county, and hence the party will be weakened by giving offense to them. if the Democratic party of this great county must, In order to retain the ascen laney In the county, justify such method as this self-styled "faction" demand that they shall in the present instance and such methods as have characterized the political workings of those under Indictment durin, the past years, It Is unworthy of confidence and ought not to be tolerated in the con trol of the public affairs of the county. The effrontry of these men In attempt ing to stop the prosecution of these indict ments by any such threats places them be yond the pale of tolerance in the Demo- cratic party. We want them to fully understand and know here and now that the Democratic party of La Salle county has no use tor their rote, their injlaenre, their commd or their adherents. No Democratic convention of this coun ty will ever tolerate them In it, and n democrat who has a proper respect for his honor, his manhood, or his sense of decen cy, will ever recognize them or their so- called faction as fellow members of the Democratic party. They have outlawed themselves by their acts and practices from the Democratic party, and from this time on they must, unless received into full communion with some other existing political organization, wander about as political Ishmaelites, with their hand against everybody and every body's band against them." S'i'REATOR POST OFFICE, Mr. I). Ileenan, and other prominent itizens of Streator, in their efforts to have the post office of that city removed to a lo. callty that should better meet the common and especially the business wants of its people, had sulllclent confidence in the ighteousness ot their demand to ask for a government inspector to visit the city and examine the local situation as well as to consult the wishes of the people, to whose ree vote those asking tlie removal always xpressed their readiness and anxiety to ive the question submitted. The Inspec- r, as asked for, Mr. L. A. Kirk wood, vis ited the city this week, and while it is tin- erstood that ho was well satisfied with the cation proposed, and more than satisfied ith the liberal offer of Mr. Ileenan to erect upon it and furnish rent free for the se of the government a building that should be infinitely better adapted to its ants than the present one and an honor tlie city, he must have been equally sat- fied in regard to the wishes of the people on tlie subject, as he was invited to attend public meeting called to freely discuss the question, and at which the proposed removal met with a unanimous and hearty proval. So, of course, the removal will be made, and the people of Streator will ave another occasion to be grateful to the business sagacity, energy and pluck of Mr. Ileenan, its leading merchant, who has one more to raise the character and pro mote the prosperity of the business of that city than any other man in it. No city can fail to prosper that has business men like him. The present location of the Streator post office is four or five blocks away from the business center, and while it may not be as far from the geographical center, it of course, the business center that should govern in till such cases. The geo graphical oenter would take the Ottawa st office west of the side-cut, which oulu be absurd, and in the same way the geographical instead of business ceuter in Streator would be absurd. MALICIOUS MISREPRESENTATION, A few more grand juries like the one re- cently convened would ruin the Democrat Ic party In La Salle county. The, Globe pro tests against such wholesale Indictments of Democrats. Ottawa Globe. The above Is but a sample of statements w hich have appeared In the Joliet Rcpubilc Sun, Morris Herald, Bureau County Repub lican and Streutor Free Vres, all radical Republican papers, relative to the conspira cy indictments and the indicted. For the benefit of these papers, thus ma liciously attempting to misrepresent the de mocratic party in this matter, we oiler for consideration the following facts: 1. The crime was committed by those who were the active supporters of Judge Dlbcll and the active enemies of Judge Gilbert. 5!. Judge Dibell wa the nominee of a distinctive Republican convention; Judge Gilbert trt not vhe nominee of a Republi can convention, but was the candidate op posed to the Republican nominee. 3. To all intents and purposes these men were Republicans during the time that this crime was being committed and through out the whole of the judicial canvass, for throughout tbe canvass they actively sup ported the Republican nominee against a candidate who Is a democrat in politics. 4. The men were indicted for a crime that was to inure to the benefit of a repub lican candidate and to work Injury to one who was not at a time when they Lad no thing In common with democrats but were in full accord with tbe entire Republican party of the counties of Will, Grundy and Bureau and the convention Republicans of this county, working with them to bring to pass the one common end, viz.: the election of a judge who was presented to the people as the regularly chosen nominee and rep resentative of the Republican party of the Ninth Judicial Circuit We would suggest to Judge Dibell's friends that these editors be muzzled. The continued agitation of the proceedings of the late judicial campaign by them In the manner they have thus far pursued may bring to the surface some very unpleasant facts, not particularly agreeable to be re lated. The Princeton Republican, the Joliet Sun, and other Republican papers, are full of Indignation because the Princeton Tri bune intimates that Judge Di bell's own hands are not entirely clean of the dirty circular business. We should be very sor ry Indeed to be obliged to believe Judge I), capable of having had a hand in any thing so disreputable, but when it is known that copies of these circulars were in his office at least five days before the election, and that they were circulated lrom there by regular members of the local republi can judicial campaign committee, it will take some pretty strong affidavits on the part of Judge Dibell to acquit him of the charge of having had at least an inkling of the infamous business. Chicago wants a World's Fair. The ini tial steps for Inaugurating such an expos! tion In in commemoration of the land ing of Columbus, just -100 years ago, were taken at a meeting of tlie managers of the Chicago Exposition Company a week ago. St. Louis, it will be remembered, made a Movement In the same direction in behalf of that city a year ago, but since then has allowed tlie matter to rest. Doubtless this movement in Chicage will wake up the leepy, sweltering metrojiolis of the Mis issippl, but we shall be greatly surprised f the energy ami pluck of Chicago do not eat her in the race. Chicago had a big banging bee last Sat urday, when the three Italians, who a few months ago had so brutally murdered an other Italian for his money, were hanged or their crime. There are three other condemned criminals In confinement at ,'hicago under sentence of death. The vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal church n Milwaukee has taken steps for the erec tion of a crematory in connection with the emetery of which that church has charge. HOME MATTERS. I'crMHiiil, l'n .MH. Congressman Plumb, of Streator, as in the city Wednesday. O'Kkkfe. Assessor G'Keefe, of La Salle, as in tlie city on official business yesterday. Finn Mrs. M. J. Finn, Grand Crossing, making a visit with John Bailey and his family. lU a.N's. Thomas Burns and bride, nee Miss F.va Agard, arrived in the city Thursday, from Wisconsin. Adams. Miss Edith Adams and Miss Eli za Brown, of Adams, Mass., are the guests of Mrs. S. 0. Iligginbotham. Oilman. Win, Gil n. an and family return ed Friday of last week from a visit to rela tives in Binghamton, N. Y. I,m.ani(. Miss Julia belaud left the eity Tuesday and will spend the winter on a visit to friends and relatives in the west. Weil. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Weil left for Chicago on Thursday, called there by the sudden death of his uncle, of Weil Bros. Peters. Rev. Peters will be unable to fill his engagement to lecture here Deo. 2. He writes, however, that he will be present at the first opportunity. Chossen. Miss Emma Crossen left Thurs day for her home at Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory. For the past three months the lady had been visiting her mother in this city, Mrs. John Col well. Los AsciKi.oB. Mrs. J. Tomlinson, Mrs. Samuel Hayes, of this city, and Mrs. Lewis, of Grand Ridge, departed fur Los Angelos, Cal., Thursday, to be absent for some length of time. liiiHUKss. George J. Burgess of Arrapa hoe, Neb., made a hasty visit to Ottawa yes terday. He is the picture of good health, and the visit was a genuine treat for those of his friends who were so fortunate as to see him. rimsKNTATNW. On Wednesday night a party of friends surprised Mr. and Mrs. Keith of the south side, bringing with them refreshments,-etc. The visitors enjoyed them selves greatly, and to add to the pleasure of the event Norman Kilbourn, in the name of those present, presented Mr. and Mrs. Keith with a handsome lamp, the occasion being the anniversary of their marriage. Sheldon. Miss Imogene Sheldon, of Men dota, the "Rose Bud" of the Fheb Tbader, was in this city Wednesday. ol long ago a Mendota gentleman paid her the deserved compliment of stating that her letters to this paper contained more interesting local news than both Mendota papers put together. Miss Sheldon is a sprightly and vivacious correspondent, and her letters are always read with pleasure. Is still in the land of photography In La Salle county, as every person must admit after examining the new photographic pro ductions, the new enamel finish, the medal- lions, the new backgrounds, tbe new frames, new mats, novelties, &e. Hanging lamps! Hanging lamps! At Fokbcs' The Windsor Hotel will serve a grand Thanksgiving dinner. In the evening the same hotel will give as fine a supper a verb table banquet in fact. Don't fail to see the low prices Scott Bros. & Co. have madt on shoes. 8tock Notes, Wallace Libby A Co. pur chased at the recent Chicago Hereford sale, for their herd, a bull calf, dropped January 2 last, Star Grove 3d, for $050. Robert Burgess of Wenona has been elect ed a director of the Cleveland liny Society, organized on Tuesday last. W. K. l'richard of this city holds tho same position in the Norman Horse Suciety. An importrnt sale of horses takes place at the Fair Grounds on Tuesday. lilHlinp KpiiuWIiiig's Lecture. Bishop SpauMing, of Peoria, will lecture at St. Cobimba's church, Wednesday, Nov. 2"th, on St. Columba. St. fulutnba was one of the great Saints of St. Coluniba church, a man of great soul and great faith, powerful in word and in deed, who directly all'octed nations and indirectly Europe itself. His life and work will be set forth by Bishop Spaulding with characteristic ability and eloquence. The wealth of his historical in formation to be imparted is alone well wortli the money. Tickets can be procured at Hapemau & Graham's, H. J. Gillen's, Bus- sell iV ion s, Ilubati s and .Simon s. Tlie lecture is for the benefit of the Sisters of Mercy. Scott Bros. lS: Co. will commence a big sale of holiday handkerchiefs next Tuenday. New liotite to St. I.nuls. The Bock Island lloute (C. R. I. & P. I'y.) now have through tickets on sale from Otta wa to St. Louis via Joliet and dr'-ago & Al ton By. Close connections and low rates. Get your winter(N. Y.) apples at Bchkk's. Good keepers. The enforcement of a resolution recently passed by the city council of Mendota will create a great deal of disturbance in that baliwick. A numerously signed petition was presented that body praying that all business houses, except butcher shops and barber shops, be closed on Sundoy. News depots are not permitted to keep open, and butcher shops must be closed by 7 a. m. As no ordinance has tiecn passed, a number of business firms refuse to be hound by the passoge of the resolution. Some time ago an ordinance was passed by the city council of La Salle, in the interests of protection, fixing a license for the wholesaling of beer by firms outside the corporate limits of tho city. Three firms in Peru and one in Men dota united to test the validity of this ordi nance in court, and a few weeks ago the matter came up in (lie courts here and the brewers were victorious. The effort to close business houses in Mendota on Sunday may not prove any more effective than the attempt to close out competition in La Salle. That city is not in favor of protection to manufac turers of beer; neither is Mendota a city in which a puritanical observance of the Lord's day can be rigidly enforced. Glass and putty! Glass and putty! At Fobiies'. AimiHciiieiiU. This afternoon, at 2 o'clock, "Silver Spur" will be given, at a ladies' and children's matinee. Matinee prices, ladies 20 cents, children 10 cents. The same play will be presented this evening, at the new admission prices of 40 and 20 cents. "MONTB CRISTO." On Tuesday night Basye's Standard Dra inatio Company begin a 5 nights' engage ment at the Opera House, with a change of play nightly. On their opening night (Tues day) they will present the great and grand play entitled "Monte Cristo," with its real istic scenery. It is in four acts and one tableau, and is a dramatization of Alexander Dumas' famous novel, and presents the won derful situations of this great work of fiction. This company will play every night (a change of play nightly) during the week, and on Thanksgiving Bay will give a grand matinee at 2 o'clock. The matinee prices are only 10 and 20 cents. Their prices for the eve ning performances are only 15 and 30 cents, with reserved seats at m cents. It is a splendid company, and with its new plays and cheap prices will crowd the Opera House. NOTES. "The White Slave," with its magnificent company and splendid scenery, will be at the Opera House Dec. 1st. The great Irish comedian, Mr. W.J. Scan Ian, and his splendid company, in his famous Irish play, "Shane na-Lawn," will be here Saturday night, Dec. 5th. Mr. Scanlan in his several Irish characters is considered far ahead of Joe Murphy. THE HI SR. Matinee at the rink Saturday afternoon Ament-Nichelsen. Little Tot Nichelsen, the child skater of America, will give an exhibi tion especially for ladies and children. Ad mission 10 cents; ikate free. On Thanks giving afternoon and evening the celebrated skater, Miss Hattie Harvey, will appear at the above place of amusement. Miss Har vey is the most finished and artistic skater traveling and deserves a crowded house. For choice millinery at low prices visit Scott Bros. & Co.'s millinery department. Sunday night Billy Krueger, a well known resident of this city, died at Lis home on tbe West side after a brief illness. He was about 55 years ef age, and a resi dent of Ottawa for about 30 years, and nearly the entire city knew poor Billy, the artist who for years played the big fiddle in the local orchestras. Wednesday be was buried In the cemetery in South Otta wa, Fitzgerald's band as a mark of profes sional courtesy and rasect, headed the procession to the spot where Billy's re mains were lowered to earth while the mournful notes of the flraeral dirge were his last sad requiem. Get your toilet soaps at 6. M. Forbes'. lie keeps the very best Grasenrr. Grand Concert, As has been heretofore announced in these columns, the grand benefit concert to Prof. Frank A. Fitzgerald takes place at the Opera House Monilay night next, Nov. Ii8d. It is a fact well known to the citizens of this oity that to the untiring exertions ot Mr. Fitzger ald Ottawa is indebted for one of tlie very best brass bands in the northwest. To arrive at this stage of notoriety and to deserve this credit has cost much time, labor and money. It is a homo institution that the city is proud of, as well it may. and now that its leader is being tendered a benefit it is only just, right and proper that such an attendance should be present as to amply testify the regard in which Mr. Fitzgerald is held by the people of Ottawa, not only for his musical abilities, but also for his worth as an honorable and upright young man. A largo orchestra and Fitzgerald's Band will bo present, with Miss (live Harrison, contralto; Miss Isabella Grant, soprano ; F. A. Kendall, baritone; J. S. Stokes, violinist; and F. A. Fitzgerald, cornetist. 1'lie orchestra will consist of J. S. Stokes, solo violinist : Charles Neuhert. repetilor; S. S. Willis, second violinist; W. II. Osman, viola; 11. M. Kilby, cello ; M.W. Baldwin, flute; A. Boisseuin and L. Ball, basses; Clias. Hentricli aud Jos. Leix, cor netists; Julius .filers and William Leipold, clarionets ; James Fitzgerald and H. Baum ganlner, trombones ; W. K. Lccky and Chas. Raymond, drums ; with F. A. Fitzgerald, director. 'RO01lAMM8. 1. Overture "Diamond Arrow," Herman Orchestra. J. Biiritone Solo "The Vt,K Bell," Wallace .Mr. F. A. Kendall. Cornet Duet "Swing Bov." li. F. lient K. A. Fitzgerald aod Ohas. Hentnch. Soprano Solo -'With Verdure Clad,".. Haydn Mips Grant. Violin Solo-"De Berlotn'tith Air,". De lleriotl J. . Stokes. Andante and Waltz "Imortelleau,"... Gung'l Fitzgerald' Baud. Contralto Solo "Hannith's at the Window Binding Shoes.".. JuleMmon Mire Olive Harrison. Cornet Solo "Love's Dream," Hoch F. A. Klt.uerald. Duet "Iloly Father, Guide His Footsteps," Campana .Miss Urunt and Mr. Kendall. 10. Cornet Qnartctte "Glorioso," Mozart Messrs. Fitzgerald, Henlrlch, Leix and Ackeruian. And Galop Orchestra. Accompanists: Mi UaKuettund Mrs. C. A. (,'atou. Tho finest Graham toilet soap, to be found only at C. M. Forbes'. TIIK COl'lSTX. Supreme Court. Among the decisions filed in this court on Saturday were a number from this county, briefly as follows : Vonle et al. v. Itreese. Opinion by Justice Scholfield. The decision of the Appellate Court was affirmed. The points in the case are : That the commissioners did not proceed according to law in laying out the road ia controversy ; they did not give proper no tices, and therefure did not acquire jurisdic tion of all the persons damaged by the lay ing out of the road. The commissioners did not, before proceeding to ascertain and assess damages, cause a Burvey and plat of theroad to be made, but assessed the damages with out survey. The assessmant to the land owners was unjust, unfair and unlawful, and the proposed road was unnecessary and the public do not require it ; hence it is an un reasonable burden on the tax payers of the township. People, Jt., v. Ottawa Hydraulic Company. Affirmed. Opinion by Justice Mulkey. Nov. 28, 1884 a quo warranto was filed in the Circuit Court of La Salle county by the State's Attorney, charging that on Nov. 15, 1881, W. H. W. Cushman, John V. A. Hoes, Lorenzo Leland, George II. Norris, George E. Walker, William Hicklingand A. H. How land pretended to organize a stock company under the above title. It was further stated in the information contained in the quo war. ranto that the objects for which the company was said to have been organized were fraud ulent and without any bona fide intention of carrying on any business which it was law. fnl for it to carry on under the said statute. Tbe court sustained a demurrer to the above information and entered an order dismissing the same. From that order an appeal was taken to the Supremo Court. The Justice agreed with counsel for the defendant that the act in question is in legal effect a new charter and recognizes the corporate exist, ence of the defendant. "When a number of individuals assume to act as a corporation the information containing a general denial of their rights to do so will be sufficient to their pleas of justification. But when the information attempts to set out their title, as was done here, which, when taken in consid eration with a public law disclosing such ad ditional facts as makes their title good, the information will necessarily be bad and ob noxious to a demurrer. Such was the case here. It is a fundamental mistake to sup pose that it is even necessary to plead a public law, and there is no difference in this respect between a public law, strictly so called, and one merely declared to be so by the legislature. The only charges contained in tbe information affecting the original organization of the company or its subsequent right to act as a corporation ws regard as covered by the act of 1853, and this act is expressly declared to be a public act; hence there was no necessity of plead, ing it specially. As to the failure of the stockholders to pay in the stock, we have already seen that they are released from the performance of that duty by Sec. 4 of the act of 1853." Louite Eamei Mather t. City of Ottawa. Affirmed. Opinion by Judge Craig. This was n action brought by the above plaintiff in the Cirenit Court against the city upon 120 coupons which were attached to certain bonds executed by the mayor and city clerk of Ottawa nndtr the authority of an ordi nance passed by the city council June 15, 1869, and also an ordinance adopted July 29 of the same year to carry out the ordinance of Jans 15. The court held ia a number of I