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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
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
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
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."
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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'.
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.
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
"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.
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,
1. Overture "Diamond Arrow," Herman
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'.
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
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

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