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THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: FRIDAY. JUNE G, 1879 TWELYB to be by a in of a in Ver-schuur, ; of by for " of a his of at be-ginning'With the a ot on at by of yester-da'attcrnoon. his of 26 to to $1,-564.23. remove a tbe Ex-Comptroller of C two-story stink-makers, of-teers on 16.455; Building Inspection Department, 1L408; City cemetery, 17,780; cost collecting city taxes, all; election expenses, 9,377; Health Department, 7,049: House of Correction, 7,040; legal expense, 3,008; Police Courts, 38.S94; pounds, 10,267; printing and stationery, 18,346; salaries, 17,695; special assessment, city property, 49,880; judgment account, all. The Mayor proposes to throw the responsibility of appointments on the heads of departments; t hat is, he will turn over to them all the applications, and let them make selections for subordinates. A good deal of dissatisfaction is expressed at this course, and tne number of his Honor's opponents in the Democratic party is apt to be increased. The 2 per cent limitation for city purposes does not seem to annoy the city authorities much; thev have as yet not looked into the matter, considering it too remote. Mayor Harrison said, "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof," and Comptroller Gurney. That if the assessment wasn't large enough to yield what was needed for expenses, it would have to be increased. The judicial election being over, the workers are receiving their reward, four getting positions in the Department of Public Works yesterday, Capt. Dan Gleason as Inspector of Sewers, vice Hallanin; ex-Aid. Mike Ryan, Superintendent of Metre, vice Charles Brown; J. B. Miller, Assistant-Engineer of Dock Lines, vice W. L. 8. Bailey, who didn't resign; and Andrew Dunne, Foreman of South Division streets, vice George N. Houghton, who handed in his resignation. These appointments were made by Commissioner Waller at the suggestion, it is understood, of the Mayor. The bill limiting the issue of scrip to 75 per cent of the tax-levy has been turned over to the Corporation-Counsel for an opinion, not as to its validity, but on the point whether it is applicable to the present year, aud, if so, whether it covers the whole year, or only the expenses to be incurred after July 1, when the law goes into effect. The Mayor and Comptroller are loth to talk until they understand the exact nature of the law. Tbe cash is about gone, and preparations are, malting to print the paper. If only 75 per cent of the levy can be made available by issuing scrip after July 1, the expenses will have to be cut down nearly 25 per cent, if the present salaries are retained, and this will necessitate the discharge of many men. Otherwise, the employes will have to be satisfied with three-quarters of their pay now, and wait a year or two for the rest to be collected. The outlook is certainly embarrassing, and the Mavor and Comptroller are exceedingly vexed at the situation of affairs. THE LAKI WATEB. The last report of the Commissioner of Pub-lie Works, which is now going through the press, contains an article by B. W. Thomas, giving a few of the principal results of microscopic examinations of Lake Michigan water as delivered from the citv hydrants. As a gen eral thing, the forms of animal and table organisms found in the lake are perfectly unobjectionable, being in the clear, pure water of all the Northern Lakes, and most of them as abundant in the water supply of Cleveland, Milwaukee, Detroit, etc., as in that of Chicago. Occasionally, however, organisms are found which have been carried out to the lake crib by the lake or river currents from the breakwater or shore, where, at certain seasons, they are found in great numbers, especially near the river or sewer outlets. Stornw scatter them in the waters of the lake for a considerable distance from the shore, and, when occe taken into the tunnels and mains, they continue to multiply, and a few can be found in the water supply at almost all seasons of the year. Nearly all the real impurities in the hydrant water come directly or indirectly from the sewage and river water discharged into the lake. The purity of the hydrant water was undoubtedly largely increased by the reversal of the course of the Chicago River, and it can only be maintained by preventing the discharge of all impurities into the lake or extending the tunnels 6o far from shore as to be beyond their influence. The paper shows quite plainly that the water supply of this city is excellent. COUNTY BUILDING. vege-water found great fullv Once more the Carey murder case goes over. It will be tried Monday (Deo volente). Tuesday the Committee ou Roads and Bridges will take a trip to Riverdale to inspect matters and things in that suburb. The Committee on Public Service and the Committee on Printing and Stationery considered some bills yesterday. To-day tlie Committee on Town Accounts will meet, aud tomorrow the " High-doiuta " will foregather. Ebenezer Wakeley, an attorney with an office in the Otis Block, was yesterday arrested bv Deputy-Sheriff Burke oua Bench-warrant from Fulton County. It is alleged that Wakeley erased a mortgage from the records there and sold the property, after which the mortgagee foreclosed. Jailer Currier and Deputy-Sheriff Healey took the crowd down to Joliet yesterday as per advertisement. The eighteen con'icts have fifty-six years to serve amongst them, and Harris, the self -convicted embezzler, iakes one-eighth of the whole dose. His wife aud mother bade him farewell in the jaii-yrd, and Han-is howled like a baby. A schcro for getting him pardoned out has already been started. X BPELLISG-REFOKMER. The following astounding specimen of orthography was received by tbe State's-Attorney vesterdav. It bore this address : "For Mr. Mills, Prosaqutin a turj-ney Cook Countey Jaile." Here is the document : THtritsBnAT June 5th 1879. Jfr. Jtfillt, dkarb Sib, I teake the liberty of a Dressing a few lines to yon. sir, in hopes of vour doing something For me as I am coniinde In Jaile 2 mos and 3 days for poty larseny And I was but leaking in to Cort bat wonst for trile but Iheare bean no prosquter i was Sent Backe to Jaile and bean told Nothing i asked my councel and he told Sle i would be leaking into low Corte on last Tbnrseday but not been teakinpr i feel Very bad Abon. it as i have n wife and famely to snpporte .nd the onley time i have to earning Something it in the Sumer as my treade is verv little good in the winter as i Ame a geardner by tread And all i can Earning is neadit to the snp-port of my Wife and 3 children. I most umble beg of you Sir to not To slite those fewe linese, please sir Have pitey on my poor wife and children an Let me go Home and work for them, and As long as i live I will Bless you. Remein yours, Mr. Mills says he will see about it. He thinks a man who can speU as bad as this ought to be let go anyhow. CUSTOM-HOUSE. The internal-revenue receipts yesterday amounted to $28,735. Of this amount, $21,216 was for taxes on distilled spirits. The United States Sub-Treasury disbursements yesterday amounted to $84,000, a considerable portion of which went to pay pensions. At the new Custom-House the work of putting in the furring aud iron lathing in the attic is about finished. The contractors were ready to go on with the work in the east court-rooms, but certain changes in the plan have necessitated a temporary stoppage while the contractors go to Washington to get the details of tue changes. Collector Smith received a circular from Washington yesterday directing Collectors of Customs, keepers of lighthouses, and other officers of the Treasury Department to render all the aid in their power, without interfering with their regular duties, to the assistants of the Commissioner of Fish and fisheries, in their inquiries as to the number and character of the vessels engaged in tie fisheries, their crews,the field of their operations, and the extent of their " fishermen's luck," etc Michael Cassius McDonald, of the "Store," and the Democratic warty of the First Ward, is in trouble. The allegation which is brought against him, and it came to a head yesterday before Commissioner flovne, is that for some time past his ways have been dark in the matter of his relations with certain distillers of this city, in short, that his scheme was to defraud the common uncle out of a portion of his revenues. The Government, to protect itself and keep in check the wholesale liquor-dealer, has provided what is known as "Form 52," in which the dealer is required to enter up all goods of a spirituous character which he sells. Michael is now charged with having, in the early part, of last February, received about forty-six casks of the fiery which he failed to make a note of in the aforesaid prescribed form, and with having sold nineteen casks which he also failed to enter on the blank provided for the purpose. The testimony on which the Government is prepared to substantiate its charges will be laid before Commissioner Hoyne this morning at 10 o'clock, to which hour the case was continued. A patriot by the name of Simons went Michael's bail in tlie sum of $1,000, and this morning the headlight of Democracy in the First Ward will have a chance to show how much there is in bis claim that it was ail the fault of a clerk whom he had often "punched up" on the same thing before. The Internal-Revenue folks " nipped " an illicit still or rather two of them vesterdav over on the North Side. A man named Luedk'e, the proprietor of a vinegar-factory on Walton place, two blocks north of the Water-Wonts, has for some time past been suspected of making something besides vinegar. The officers have been quietly accumulating their proof, and yesterday they swooped down upon the establishment. Luedke was away, however, and couldn't entertain his visitors, as he no doubt would have done had he been present to receive them. But they got along very well without him for the time being, for they discovered a "plant" which they immeaiatelv proceeded to seize for and in behalf of tbe Government. Under his barn they found a twenty-five gallon still, admirably constructed for illicit purposes. Luedke had simply taken up the planks, dug out a hole, put in the little distillery, and, when not working, the whole thing was" closed up, the planka replaced, and no one would have suspected the presence of anything but a stable, where the proprietor's horses were wont to enjoy themselves. The officers also found a larger still, a 200-gaIlon arrangement, constructed probably in accordance with the new amendment to the Revenue law, which permits a vinegar-manufacturer to have such a still for certain purposes and under certain conditions. The still had not been registered, however, and the officers accordingly laid hands on it aud seized it. A custodian was put in possession, and Luedke will be received ia becoming style when he puts in an appearance. CRIMINAL. Justice Bray ton yesterday discharged B. F. Schwartz, who had been charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. William Littledale was charged with perjury before Justice Prindiville yesterday, and was held in $500 bail until this morning. Kate Ryan alleges that Michael Ryan has been guilty of subornation of perjury in a case pending in the Circuit Court. Mike will explain to Justice Meeeh on the 13th inst. James Rogers was charged before Justice Wallace yesterday with being drunk and disorderly. Rogers owns a couple of feed-stores and earns considerable money, but he will get drunk and stay so. When drunk he thrashes his wife and children and raises) Cain generally. He was fined $100, and instead of being asked to cash op was sent to the Washuigtonian Home for thirty days to straighten up. James L Jones, the colored man who once upon a time slaughtered bis brother in an express office on Cottage Grove avenue, is accused of homicidal attentions towards a surviving brother, bearing the euphonious name of Prince Albert Jones. He was arrested yesterday by Constable Phil Koehler, took a change of venue from Justice Prindiville to Justice Meech, and will have a hearing on the 13th inst. John Johnson, a Swedish sailor from Buffalo, yesterday reported at the Armory that, while in some saioou on Clark 6treet, he had been assaulted by some three or four men, one of whom knocked him down,and after beating him severely bit his chin in a cruel manner. As he was drunk he does not know the exact location of the saloon, uor was he able to describe tne assailant. He was sent to the County Hospital for treatment-Justice Hudson yesterday discharged John Barman, who had been charged with assault and battery. Barman was immediately rearrested for making threats to kill John Leckler, and the case was continued until the 13th inst Charles Von Keenan and his wife were held to bail 'for an assault with intent to kill Joseph Soeliacy some time in April last. Albert Schunerich, who is also complained of as one of the assailants, has not yet been arrested. John O'Neill made complaint yesterday before Justice Eberhardt against Mary Harkinson and daughter, charging them with threats to kill. The defendants gave bail in the sum of $300 to the 14th instant. A warrant was also issued on the complaint of Francis Hranickova for the arrest of Kate Noonan, charging her with assault and battery. In the ease of George Hand, charged with assauit and battery, there was a hearing and dismissal. Policeman J. C. Gunderson last evening arrested upon the Indiana street viaduct two young men named William Murphy and Charles Hubbard, whom he found in possession of a horse and buggy stolen at 3 o'clock in the afternoon from a barn in the rear of No. 19 Hubbard street, owned by John Nelson, of 194 Milwaukee avenue. The horse was taken out of the barn, which they had forced open, and was hitched up to a buggy left standing in the alley. There is every possibility of plenty of work ia the criminal line. Wednesday last the following were released from the Penitentiary at Joliet. after haviug served their respective sentences: Thomas Buckley and Edward O'Neil, burglars; George O'rjrien, James Sommerville, Max Howard, Thomas Williams. Frank Mead, George Miliville, John Fitzpatrick, and James McCarthy. Not a few of the above are desperate and notorious villains, aud experience teaches tbe public to expect but little reformation in such a crowd. King's music hall, at No. 265 Clark street, has seen some pretty hard fights. Last evening the tables were turned, and the bar-tender of the place, Michael Monohan, who has a reputation for being able to do some pretty good fighting, was himself badly beaten by a young man from Bridgeport, whose name was not ascertained. The row was caused by jealousy over a female who frequents the place, named Maggie O'Grady, alias " Pants." Dr. Jones, who attended Monohan, stitched up a couple of bad wounds over the temples, but did not consider them serious. At noon yesterday Frank Brownson, while under the influence of liquor, was enticed by three young men from a Clark street saloon to Lincoln Park, and while looking at the animals in the park they knocked him down with a siung-shot and robbed him of $20 cash. One of them left behind him a handkerchief bearing the name of George W. Young. Brownson can describe the men exactly, but the police have no klea as to who they are. Brownson was badly but not dangerously hurt. He arrived in the city only a few days ago from New Orleans, in order to secure a situation on the Goodrich steamers. Some of these reckless drivers ought to be heavily fined, in order to warn others to be more careful. A good one to begin with is Peter Kremble, a driver of one of Sugg & Beirsdorfs furniture-wagons, who yesterday afternoon did his best to injure both life' and property at the corner of Canal and Madison streets. The bridge had been open, and there were wagons, street-cars, and light buggies inline, and he in his passion wanted to drive his rig over and ahead of all the rest. And then when Policeman John Riordan remonstrated ho became noisy and defiant. He was arrested, and booked at "the West Madison Street Station for disorderly conduct and for resisting a police officer. Louis Wheelock, 50 years of age, arrived in this city at 9 o'clock yesterday morning over the Alton Railroad from EarlviUe, Delaware County, Ia. As he left the train he was met in the depot bv a man whom he is well able to describe, who induced him to walk west with him on Monroe street, and, when near Clinton street, another man met them, and of course had a ta'.e of financial difficulty to relate. Thev gave him iour speil-marks of the size of $10 gold pieces for $35 of his hard-earned cash. This is the third case of the kind reported during the present we from that depot. A policeman, George P. Dewey, paid by the honest citizens of this city, is supposed to be on duty at that point, aud at no other. It is pretty nearly time that he was catching somebody for this sort of swindling. Justice Walsh: Michael Crimmins, endeavoring to cut with a razor a bar-tender in the Star Saloon on Madison street, who aroused him from sleeping in the saloon, $25; Henry Moore, a 13-year-old boy, caught stealing iron from the railroads, sent to the Catholic Reform School, as his parents could do nothing with him; Eliza Fisher, another of the disorderly and drunKen old hags from Kinzie street, $100 fine; Christina Oleson, another disreputable, who spends naif time in the House of Correction, $10J fine; Johanna McG raw and Thomas Martin, disorderly conduct in an alley near Harrison street, $50 fine; John Miller, larceny of j oots and clothing from D. C. McClellan, a Californian, who was found naked and drunk in the streets, $1,000 to the Criminal Court; Thomas Flanagan, making threats to kill his poor old mother, $500 to keep the peace for one year; Bridget Sullivan, $100 fine for drunkenness; James McDonald, larceny of a poeketbook containing some papers and railroad-passes from Samuel Bradley, of Kensington, by whom he was employed as switchman in the yard of the Michigan Central Railroad, $500 to the Criminal Court; Louis Art, FranK Hill, and James Duane, three small bov3 who burglarized the notion store of Edward Cotter, at No. 239 West Madison street, $100 to the Criminal Court; J. H. McGrath, drunk and disorderly, $50 flue. Justice Summer-field : David Tiernan, accessory to the theft of $100 from Charles Eskstramer given to Tiernan 's brother for the purpose of buying refunding-certificates, $100 tine; Walter Harding, larceny of music scores valued at $1,000 from H. C. Eddy, organist, $70u to the 11 th; Benjamin Dillon, who gave himself up for firiug one shot to scare off F. W ebber, a saloon-keeper at No. 370 State street, who was assaulting him, discharged for lack of prosecution; Kate Krache, selling mortgaged property, upon complaint of George Poppers, the pawnbroker, $300 to the 12th; Michael Fanning and Joseph Gleason, young pickpockets, $50 fine each; John Henry, vagrancy, $25 fine: one dozen dirty-lookiug tramps, $5 a head; George Ticker and "Slender Tom," charged with attempting to burglarize a vacant house at No. 34 Sixteenth street, $5 fine each ; John Shea, a notorious cbaractor and highwayman, charged with robbing Philip Zehrback, of No. 1061 West Lake street. The comjjlainant while passing, a saloon near the avenue and Twenty-ninth ago, was assaulted helped themselves possession, and th n beat he did not have more Kauf-mann: John Jawinaki, workman named Gustave factory, $100 to the of age, striking a Rein-hardt, of No. 130 head with a shovel, BOTH The examination on the charge of Justice Wilson prosecution closed the stand A. H. Agricultural, who Mrs. Baldwin had reward or immunity. Kinney, the adjuster, the key to the fire, Kinney had with her was He went with Kinney Michigan avenue. Mr.King desired Company had used false the State to arrest bad faith on the part affected the witness' A long talk against the defense. On the redirect was made with Mr6. to meet Kinney with loss, but she did not then sworn out. The defense wanted Mrs. Baldwin, ask regard to statements different from those Mr. Van Arm an at the next session. Mr. King applied days, in order to get them had to be A week was HOTEL C. B.Raine, Petersb'gWV W . P. Adams, San W. B. Armstrong, J. J. Flynn, Dubuque. H.A.Bullers, PALM E.O.Wheeler, W.F.Keleo, Belfast, JohnOlney, Hartford. Cha.H.Paimer, M. P. Mason, Carthage. N. M. Uri, Paducah, C. W. Harris, Jackson. S. B. Jones, N. Y. L. Biownell, Waseca. GRAND W.S.Denmson. D. A. Hopkins, T. Penfield, Hannibal. C. V.Hickox, Springfield G. E. Stevens, Omaha. H. Southerland, S.A.Perry, Fond Du W. Evenson, Janesville. M.P. Cargell, La d. B. Meserve, THE HI3 Hennessy, the the corner of Robey Wednesday night by Keenan, No. 831 WTest Indiana carried after receiving County Hospital, reported that he had to the place last the order of the not be seen, as to result disastrously. three doctors tell the names of any lying in a back room, being very low aud could speak with wound in the left upper region of his this, and three or was not cut in supposed. The wounds with a pocket-knile, of his bowels is Several rough-looking saloon, and one HenDessy was "just there was in the in the Thirteenth lots of friends, arrested but three or all they could was vagrancy, times he was working. assent to the speaker to the had no relatives in of. Keenan nobody believed that his there somewhere," they either did tell. One young of the Penitentiary; repeat bis remark evidently repented qualified his assertion somebody say so. arrested at that time. were down on and they gave him a The village trustees meeting yesterday Public Library year of $1,130.25; balance of $23.10. Treasurer, he kindly capacity for no appropriation formerly made thereupon rescinded. were made as $5S5; village department, $1,600; Fire improvement, $2,500; legal contingent contingent expenses, Water-Works, sinking bonds, bonds, $2,400; including judgment of $7,883.55, and improvements on park total, $34,684.55; $4,100; total, It was decided house for the engineer Mr. Jones Patrick, First Engineer of Adjourned. An informal Trustees was held at the all present except Mr. Bennett, on the meeting was the subject of fines, consider the of the various they needed. It Hvde Park needed would be advisable street and put them was too much talking Lake was partialy as lire was concerned, weather. Mr. Plum, of the had examined the worthless. It ran imperfect. The to South The village would would cost $25 each. present could be building a wire to South present line, and the Village-Hall at WTater-Works, Mr. $600. Mr. Bennett Board might want that they might require bonds from that they would give Col. Foster, the water-works, stated were in first-class no injury inflicted to the Town of Lake telephone line which was Mr. Bennett then communications were in the session, and outsiders village would leave. discussed the matter, tonight at the regular The annual Chicago Female place at the College presence of a large the suburbs. The choice musical instrumental, and the Misses Anna Grose, Minnie Martin, Minnie H. Minnie E. Carpenter, T. Cham Win took performance of the eliciting special received diplomas, in music

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