Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 12, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 12, 1876 Page 1
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''VOLUME 30. BYIKS. PO BHDTiiiS. WiH offer This Day some BE MM black DRESS SILKS AT $1.50, $1.75, $2, $2.25, and $2.50, 4 redaction of 25 per cent, from last month’s prices. In Colored Silts We offer 500 pcs superior quality GKOS GRAIN SILKS, in very de sirable shades, at 110W1J,51.25,51.35, $1.50. Also a complete lino of 3ULLI NEBT SILK at POPULAR PRICES. Special inducements to the trade. Inspection Solicited. 121 & 128 State-st. frotmoiifl-st. aim MjcMgan-ay, HILLIVERY. HUB!. French Chips, Eng. Milans, Shades. Trimmed Hats, <fcc. ■ 124 STATE- ST WEBSTER’S. Our usual POPULAR PRICES. TO BENT. DesiraMe ices TO BENT XNTHE IWIBUILDM TTTqTTTTrR OF WILLIAM 0. DOW, Room 10, Tribune Building. LAKE NAVIGATION. fidllCl'S BTBASBOATS. THE USES AIL COMPLETE. Difly for Eacin©, Milwaukee, etc., O a, m. Daily for Grand Haven, Grandßapids, Mos kegon, 7 p. m. Daily for St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, 10 a.m. Tuesday and Friday for Green Bay, Bsca naba, etc., 7 p. m. 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FOR SAXE. rtllable ; *nd standard Patent Medicine, A Party with a few thousand dol -10 *h vea t will find an excellent oppor- Addrlee vwxPJEIS£ nent a° d profitable business. care VanSchaack, Stevenson ggeid, 92&nd&4Lake-sL. Chicago. Tr t DYEING ANP CLEANING. SHAWLS description cleaned to look like new, and stshortnotice. AUG. SCHWARZ, Jttjgo, CUtk,lflSiQiQuis,und«6sW.MadifiQrHst& Pail® WtV&vaxt. a FIDELITY SAVINGS BANK _ _ . , AUD SAPE DEPOSITORY, KOS. H 3, 145 *147 BAJ'DOLPH-ST. aAn institution are fh© fisooptod models ot Safe Depositories TTnlt « <i Suites. Ttoy m “amary, and are lined with steelplates several inches thick. They con stitutc an absolutely “ Wf . mPHEGNABDB POETEESS against the assaults of any and all Burzlara hT’Sf ' r u! f° r defiance of fire is Droved withstood the riW H >^^S o:Rr , FI ' A ? :RATION op 1871. ttvi of “uprome security for 80 of Money, Com. Jewelry, Silver- SMeeds. Bonds, Wills, and Valuables _ additions and improvements have i ho the most complete M 2t * as always been the most Said Depository in the world. Single yeS GB Wd Dr awera forEent from $5 to $75 a THE SAVINGSDEPARTMENT ortnis institution pays interest at the rate or ?_ p - 6 £, Co! it p®r annum on Savings Deposits ana Trust Panels. This interest is added to the pnncinal on the first day of each Janna ry and July. JOUN C. HAINES. President: JABED GAGE, CHARLES J, HAINES, Cashier: GEORGE iit- GAGE, Assistant Cashier. Loans on Real Estate In Chicago and improved suburbs negotiated promptly at current rates by BAIRD A BRADLEY, DO LflSalle-st 7 PER CENT. a Iar S e Bam of money, in loans of 520, 000 and over, at SEVEN. On hand to loan at 9, 51,000:52,300; $3,200. SCUPPER A MASON. 107-109 Dcarborn-sL T D FIGHT! THE CLOSING GRAND Art Safe CHICAGO ARTISTS, AT THE ARTISTS' GALLERY, t Wo. 212 WABASH-A V. CLOTHING, HEX’S, BOYS', AXD CHILDREX’S, RETAILED AT WHOLESALE PRICES. EDWARDS & BROWNE, G£N£BAI NOTICES. NOTICE. CITY TAX DISCOUNTS. THE SAFEST INVESTMENT FOR TOUR MONET IS IN TOUR OWN TAXES, especially when you can get a HANDSOME DISCOUNT. The City of Chicago will, at any time before May 20, 1876, borrow from persons owing City Real Estate Taxes for the year 1875 the amount of such taxes, allowing two (2) per cent discount, and will issue vouchers therefor which may be used at once, or held until the owner is prepared to pay his other taxes. By order of the Mayor and Finance Committee. Apply to S. S. HAYES, Comptroller, Room 3, City Hall. '['lie Golem Gas Antes. For lighting country andsuburbanbuildings. Many hundreds now in use. 22G and 228 LoSalle-st., opposite Grand Pacific Hotel. BEXTISTBY. TEETH. Why pay S2O and S3O when yon can get the beat full set of teeth at DR. McCEESNEY’S for $8 ? The finest and most fashionable resort in .the city. Comer Clark and Randolph-sts. UNDERTAKER. C. ZE3L JOIRZp-AJST, UNDERTAKER, HAS REMOVED TO 114 Monroe-st., near Clark MAPLE SUGAR* MAPLE SUGAR, MAPLE SYRUP. Received direct from Vermont, and warranted as represented, PURE, for sale by O. TATU Is/L, KXISCELLANEO US. i Party With $5,000 to SIO,OOO Desires an active interest in some established, legitimate business, promising a fair return. Ad dress 150, Tribune office. m BOYS’ HATS, 25 new STYLES, from 50c up, just received. J. & BARNES & CO., 70 Madison-sU 0 11, TAXES. iWILSON & EVENDEH, JLjf OIL TANKS and SHIPPING CAKS, RttfiVt-W ¥ 47 ft id West Lake Street. CHICAGO, WATER CURE. KENOSHA WATER CURE, KEKOSTIA, Wis. Recently enlarged and improved. Fine lakeviewand good boating. Sommers re markably cool, and climate delightful. Chronic Diseases; Diseases of Nervous System. For circu lars. terms, etc., address N. A. FEJsNOYEK, OTE&^rpprietqr._ FINANCUIm ART SALE. OP PAINTINGS BT CLOTHING. HATS* THE COMPROMISE. Colvin to Apply for a Quo Warranto. Aldermanie Caucus at the Pacific Yes terday. Neither Hoyne Nor Colvin Ap peared at the Council Meeting. Aid, Aldrich Elected President Pro Tern—The Treasurer’s Bond. The Crowd at the City. Hall- the Council Chamber. Gov. Beveridge’s Position—Comptroller Hayes’ Efforts for Peace. THE EOEEKOOK - . AT TUB CITT-HAIX. Estimating the population o t Chicago at half a million and the legal votes at 70,000, It is safe to estimate that just about 1 per cent of the latter class take a real live interest in the play of “ The Two Mayors; a Tale of the Pro tender,” now having* a run at the city variety theatre. This estimate is based on the number of persons who went around, and stayed at, the City-Hall yesterday to see if something in the way of a row wouldn’t turn up. This mass of a thousand or less tiled in and out of the cor ridors of the hall, and waited gravely for that which did not come. Mayor Hoync, having established himself In the City Clerk’s office, and having proclaimed that fact by an enormous printed placard on the outer door, entered into con sultation with his friends and legal ad visers, while the cx-Mayor went through the same form (excepting the sign) in lus office and in the Comptroller’s back room. It did not ap pear that anything came, or could come, of these conferences, or that there was any intent to develop them into anything resembling the fuss which the 1 per cent came to see. Still they were continuously held all the same. GUARDING TUB COUNCIL CHAMBER. The nearest approach to an overt act that was noted was the placing of a guard of policemen over the Council Chamber door by Marshal Goodell. A dozen men were detailed to this dangerous duty, and performed it valiantly. The first enemy repelled was the janitor, who explained that he was there in the interests of cleanliness, and not ns a partisan. It was judged that this was a base subterfuge, and the hireling of a foreign power was sternly repelled. A few mo ments afterward a party of boarders, gallantly led by Col. John Moody, and consisting of City-Clerk Bate, hia assistants, and a full brigade of report ers, marched into the breach, and the Colonel, producing a bunch of keys, demanded admission (o get some papers. The assault was successfully repelled, and the storming?party retreated without loss, except in the case of a German reporter, who exploded an oath with as many joints os a rattle snake. Greatly fatigued by fheir exertions, the police men were about to encamp on the field, when they were again called to arms to repel an attack led by Gen. Sheridan (Hark, not Phil). This wae tho most dangerous of the attempts, but was foiled, and the enemy was driven down stairs with great loss of breath. Gen. Sheridan pretended that he wanted to enter the chamber because be wa s an Alderman, but tho guard winked acutely at each other, and detected the deep laid scheme In a moment. Who could have told what deadly drug he might not have placed in the Mayor's chair had ho forced an entrance. This third repulse ended the attacks, and the guard solemnly practiced going to sleep standing up as Is laid down in the Patrolmen’s Drill-Book In use in Chicago. Messrs. Sheridan and Bute interviewed Marshal Goodell on the subject of the guard at the Council door, and that officer stated that be assumed the responsibility therefor. The remainder of the forenoon up to the time of Connell meeting was occupied In copious yawning and occasional beers. MASSHALL GOODELL was Interviewed in regard to the statement alleged to have been made by Mayor Iloyne, viz: that he would not aid Colvin by using the police to oust Iloyne, He was loth to answer the rcportorial in terrogatories. and simply said that he had assem bled the police to preserve the public peace and prevent a collision. He was acting for the good of the city, and not in a partisan spirit. Reporter—lf Mr. Colvin called upon yon to use the police to prevent Mr. lloyno from acting aa Mayor, would you obey him? That was a question which Mr. Goodell thought should not be answered, because it would only tend to precipitate a collision, a thing which he was endeavoring to prevent. Reporter—lf Mayor Hoyne called upon yon to use the police to oust Mr. Colvin, would yon do so? The Marshal replied that he would not, lie wished to act without any show of favor in the matter, and desired the parties to settle the difii culty in an amicable manner. He said that there were thousands of men, such as those who were around the lumber district lately, ready to engage in a riot or bloodshed on the drat opportunity that offered, and he had endeavored to prevent any oc currence that would lead to such a calamity. He then took a scat in his buggy and drove off. SIB. COLVIN was never more glum than yesterday. He evident ly felt that the strong popular current against his continuing in office was beginning to manifest it self in more than words. Ho kept quite close with Mr. Hayes and bis other advisers, and did not show up in his apartment until about 5 o’clock. The ‘•irrepressibles’ 1 confronted him, and he metthem in hfs usual brusque and blunt manner. He was asked if he bad heard that Marshal Goodell had stated to Mayor Boyne that if he (Colvin) called upon him for police aid to oust Air. Hoyne, ho would refnse. Colvin shrugged his shoulders, and, showing by his look that ne did not entertain any fear of such an act on Goodell's part, Informed the reporters that he had been with the Marshal all day, and bo had not told him so. Ho thought there must be some mistake about it. He was told that Mayor Hoyne had so re marked. Without further reply Colvin prepared to go home, or to some of his resorts. Before leaving he asked if he bad understood that. In the event of hie attempt to cause the police to arrest Mayor Hoyne, the First Regiment would be called out to resist such action. Somewhat astonished, he said that he had seen the Governor, and the lat ter hod said that he hoped there would be no trouble. He did not Relieve that the Governor would take such a course, judging from the casual remark be made to him. THE CAUCUS, AND ITS DELIBERATIONS. Before the assembling of the Council yester day afternoon, it was deemed advisable by the new Aldermen to hold another caucus. It had been intimated that Colvin was desirous of ap pealing, through his representative, Comptroller Hayes, to the majority of the new Council for what might with justice be called a stay in the proceedings. The correctness of the rumor was established when Mr. Hayes himself notified the majority that he had some propositions which he desired to make, looking to an amicable set tlement of difficulties. The result was that be was invited, along with M. F. Tuley, City-At torney Tuthfll, itayor Hoyne, Leonard Swett, Elliott Anthony, and Gen. J. H. Ham mond, to be present at the deliberations of the caucus. It was held at the Grand Pacific Hotel at 1 o’clock, and there were present, be sides the above-named gentlemen, twenty-three of the Aldermen. Aid. McCrea occupied the choir, and general consent was obtained to hear Mr. Hayes lay out his scheme. When he had concluded his remarks, the caucus was in pos session of A VERT GENERAL PLAN TO BRIDGE OVER MATS TER3 for the present, but were almost wholly in the dark as to any specific provisions of that plan. And the worst of it was that Mr. Hayes could not help the matter very much. The plan was recently formed. It had not been considered in all its minntke, and, at best, it was simply a truce between the two parties. The general features of Mr. Hayes* cure-all was to let matters rest just where they are for the time being. He thought there should he time for deliberation before the majority proceeded in the course they had thus far pursued. In the meantime he hoped there would be a disposition on both sides to refer the contest to the courts, where he thought it must ultimately go anyway. If ho had one desire which lay nearest to bis heart it was to preserve andeharmonyr- and* therefore, CHICAGO, FRIDAY. MAY 12, 187gT~ the credit of the dty. To this end he advised a middle course of action. Mr. Colvin should ran his pari of the machine, and Mayor Hoyne should keep his ground. One might issue a part of the city certificates, and the other might issue another part. In other words, the cares and responsible* tics of oflico might be pretty well divided between them, until such time as the two parties could either agree to disagree permanently, or to peaceably refer the matter to the conns. Mr. Hayes spoke with all the fervor of a lawyer pleading for a continuance, and in his de sire to preserve the peace and the city's credit seemed to forget that the credit of no city could be very much enhanced os long as matters were in the decidedly muddled and unsatisfactory stats in which they now rest. The caucus listened venr attentively to Mr. Hayes" proposition. Aid. Tbroop, McAuley, Sheridan, and Cnllerton yentnred to inquire into it more particularly, but obtained very little satisfac tion, for the reason that Mr. Hayes himself could not come down to definite, stated terms. Ho could only say that he thought the plan would bring har mony, and therefore he was firmly of the opinion that it should be tried. Although the Aldennen present were In favor of having the matter settled with all possible speed and the City Government placed on a square foot ing, they were Inclined, as they have been all along, toliston to any overtures looking to a peace able settlement of all difficulties. Without return ing any direct answer to Mr. Hayes’ proposition, there was a tacit consent on both sides that Mr. Colvin ami Mayor Hoyne should remain away from the Council meeting during the afternoon. This was the amount of the truce, No promises were made on cither side as to future meetings of the Council, and tko result of the deliberations was simply to put oC the settlement of the question for a few days. It is understood that the plan which it Will be at tempted to induce the Council to accede to Is as fol lows: As soon as the new City Treasurer Is In-' ducted into office a warrant will be presented to him signed by “H. D. Colvin, Mayor.” He will refuse to poy, and then the holder of the warrant will apply to the courts for a mandamus on the Treasurer. This, Mr. Colvin’s lawyers say, will settle the matter. But neither the Council nor Mayor Hoyne will accede to any such proposition. If there is to be an appeal to the courts, it should be made by Mr. Colvin, in the form of anapplica cation for a writ of quo warranto. That would bring matters to an issue. But the other scheme would simply amount to a denial on the part of the City Treasurer that Mr. Colvin was Mayor, thus leavlngilayor Hoyne out in the cold,—no party to the cult. PUBLIC INTEREST. There were about 1,500 people assembled In and around the City-Hall. The physical im possibility of getting into the Council Chamber seemed as attractive as the prospect of a row. In the crowd was a sprinkling of respectability. The majority of the mob were Colvlmtca (Anglicc, Bummers). Sixty-five policemen un »der command of Capt. Ellis were stationed in and around the building.’ , Inside, the blue coats formed two lines, reaching from the entrance to the door of the Chamber. The more adventurous of the assemblage worked their passage between the lines of the policemen to the upper floor, where they packed together like wet snow. If a row should come oil, they meant to see the fun. The element whose con stituents appear to have been born with their bands In their pockets stood around on the out side, and lined the sidewalk on both sides of thn street. The crowd extended from Clark street to LaSalle, and moved around discussing the prospect. Most of them were named Jack, and the balance was evenly divided between Pat, “ Jimmcc,” and “BiUee.” The police arrange ments were excellent. “Scatter; every d—d wan iv ye, scatter I 1 ’ ordered a Sergeant with blood In bis eye, and the officers “scattered ” so as to allow the mob full access to every part of the building. A favored few found their way to the Mayor’s sanctum. Mr, Colvin, dressed in a new oluck suit with a velvet vest attachment, paced up and down the floor. His admirers crowded close to the walls to give free play to the huge limbs of the cx-Mayor, A roan came in with a placard badly tom at the cor ners. Unfolding it exultantly, be read the legend, ‘ * Mayor’s office, ’* and said he had tom it from the door of the City Clerk’s office. Colvin smiled grimly. “Tear it up,” sold he, and the legend woa rent in twain. A thousand rumors were afloat. From one ride came the gristly prophecy ■of rivecs-of blood and a sucked and ruined city. From another quarter blue-eyed Hope smiled serenely, with thcaasuranco that all would be peaceful and harmonious. UOW WILL THE POLICE ACT ! w the question (the policciiu the .meantime act ing like so many bumps on a Jog?. A Tjjibuns re porter put the conundrum to Marshal Goodell. * 4 They will obey Sir. Colvin, ” aekl ho. The answer flew like wildfire. Blue-eyed Hone ttirued off the smile spdggot, and the gristly prophecy hod the bulge. Si was 2>o'cloi:k, and the crowd augmented every moment. ,A few of the Colvin Aldermen gathered around him, and held an animated consultation in whispers. The ex- Mayor seized his hat, and, plunging through the crowd, made his way to the Pacific Hote I. Mayor lluyne bad not made his appea ranee. The question as to his whereabouts grew rn importance till it completely bunged up blue-cycd Hope and silenced the gristly prophecies. It was said he would come at the bead of the F erst Regiment. The next moment this was denied, and it was as solemnly asseverated that be would r ot come at all. At 3:15 the crowd in the bnildi: ig was largely composed of .Too Forrest, lie bad cc ostituted him self a committee, he said, and had regulated the whole business, lie wore a white i vest. At his earnest solicitation both Mayor t toyne and Mr. Colvin bad consented to absent tl tcmsclves from the Council Chamber. Thus docs the voice of poetry subdue the passions of me n. This state ment also fiew like wildfire, and, as the source was not generally known, it was prol ably believed. Then came a rumor that a quorum of Aldermen would not be lonnd. THE THING BEGAN TO LOOKITiAIE. The prospect aS n, fight grew slim. Blue-eyed Hope grinned triumphantly, and the gristly prophets went for beer. Jusfe before the Chamber doors were opened, the police awoke to tl® necessity foo* action. Mossing themselves, they turned out to pasture on the crowd that thronged the soattiem side of the street, and cleared the walk. The r 10b crossed the street and drew up in line on the col b. The doors to tbe-Chamber were </p<-nedat2:2o, and the gang rushed in. In a minut e the space be tween the rail and tiic south wall was filled by 500 people. The clonk-room and the sj cioe back of the Aldermen’s ncatfwere jammed byadar more re spectable class offpeoplo. The hugest policemen on the force wcrc»stationed in [the imam. To keep the crowd back woe impossible, so no effort was made a lane betwe en the doors and the rail-gate. Opposite the buihfing the roofs of the beer shanties and the windows of the taller houses ware black with interested spectators. Had there been a riot the people would have suffered most. In a riot bulkds always fly high. The safest place is in the middle of the fight, or in the ad joining county. Huge as was the cro\vd in the Council-room, si lence prevailed. The faintest Vo6:e among the Aldermen could be head distinctly. Aid. McCrca moved that Aid. Aldrich take the chair. It was a death-blow to all further interest In the proceed ings. It was then settled Tint neither Mayor Hoyne nor Mayor Colvin •would appear, and this blasted all chance of a ,row. Blue-eyed Hope smiled, till it run around behind hei: ears and lap ped over on the back of her nuck.. Gristly proph ecy went for more beer. in tub MBAJrmrg, mb. hates was at the Pacific (eminently suggestive name for the purpose) trying to eettfce the difficulty. Mayor Hoyuc was there. Mr. Hayes’ proposition was to avoid bloodshed, and, by -submitting the question to the courts, have it dentniWvely ctsaolishcd which gentleman had the rights to the office. As a pre liminary, both had agre>td to stay away from the Chamber. The bond of the City Treasurer was fixed at $3,000,000, and a committee of five appointed to report mica. -Them the Co mcU adjourned and the crowd dispersed, disappointed perhaps for the present, but still entertaining hopes for a future row. During the brief session of the Council* His Ex cellency Gov. Beveridge and Comptroller Hay ea en tered the room. The former took n seat near the rail and remained an interested spectator of tho proceedings. After the adjournment be ebook bands with several whom be Anew* and was intro duced to others whom he did not, Neither State nor local matters were referred'to. the comrcjx. TUB PEUSrDZNT PJJO 7SMTPOBS. The City Council met y&iteolay afternoon, pursuant to adjournment. At half-past 2 o’clock, ncit’ter; Mayor Hojne nor Mr. Colvin being present,, Aid. McCrea said—Gcntlemcnof the Connell, in the absence of' the presidSng officer, X shall call on the Clerk to can the roll. Clerk Butz accordingly called f he roll, and all the Aldermen responded except* Messrs. Som mer and Murphy. Aid. McCrea—Mr. Clerk, I jroold nominate as Chairman, pro tem., William Ailrich. Aid. Rosenberg—l second tbe -motion. The Clerk—lt Is moved :md. seconded that William Aldrich be elected Ilres-ident pro tem pore of this Council. Aid. White—l call for the yea s and nays. They were accordingly ordered, and, being taken, resulted—yeas, 2S; nave, s—as follows: T(fOJ—Pearson, HcAuley, Ballard, Rosenberg, Thompson, Gilbert, Stewart, Sheridan, Cnllerton, Berber, Hildreth* O’Brien, Beidlcr, Van THE ACTION TAKEN. TUB CROWD. OBdcl* Smith, Briggs, Throop. McCrea, Eawleigh, Cleveland, Wheeler, Baumgarten, Waldo, Liiisen barth, Sweeney, Boaer, Kirk—2B. jVoyi-Loding, White, Cyan. Nlesen, Loa gacher—S. The President pro tcm, on taking the chair, said: Gentlemen ot the Council, I thank yon for this honor, unexpected by cm entirely, for I supposed another presiding officer would hare been here. ... I can only say that you all know that I have had veryhttle experi ence in deliberative bodies, and that 1 shall need your counsel, advice, and assistance to keep mo on the right track. However, I will do the best I can. Aid. Hildreth—l move the Council do now adjourn. The yeas and nays were called for, and, being taken, resulted yeas 5, nays 29, the affirmatives being Messrs. Loding, Hildreth, O’Brien, White, and Sweeney. , The motion was therefore lost. j CITT THKASUIIEiI’3 BOHB. Aid. Thompson—l have a resolution which I would like the Clerk to read, and 1 move its adoo tioa. * The Clerk read as follows: Resolved, That the penal stun In the bond of tho Treasurer of this city be fixed at the sum of SS - 000.000. ' Aid. White—l more, sir, that it be referred to the Committee on Judiciary when appointed. Aid. Sweeney—l second the motion. Aid. Sheridan—l move to lay it on the table. Aid. White—l dont’t think there Is any need of calling the roll on this. I think wo sliuid 26 to 10. On a vote being taken the resolution was tabled. Aid. Hildreth—As I understand It* this resolu tion merely fiscs the amount of the bond.—itis not the boud Itself. The Chairman—'That is all. Aid. Hildreth—All right. Aid. Thompson—This is a matter of Importance, and it certainly should not be put hastily, if any Alderman has any suggestions to make in reference to this matter I shall he exceedingly happy to hear them. I have made what inquiries I have been able to in reference to the proper amount that should be fixed for which the new Treasurer is to give bond. I have been informed on all hands that $5,000,000 will be ample to cover the requirements of the law. If, however, any Alderman has anything to suggest to the contrary, I shall be happy to hear It. Aid. Hildreth—l think. In my judgment, So, 000,- 000 would be an ample sum; it certainly will be in our present condition. I first thought that we were acting on the bonds, bntl found that it was simply the resolution fixing the amount. I would state that the amount is sufficient, and that this is a proper time for fixing the sum, so os to enable the newly-elected Treasurer to get his sureties and en ter upon the duties of his office. I hope that the $5,0»0,000 will be fixed without dissenting vote In this Council. Aid. Tbroop—Will Aid. Hildreth answer a ques tion? Aid. Hildreth—Yes. Aid. Tbroop—l merely rise for Information, and desire to ask yon, as one of the old members of the Connell, what was the amount of assessment last year as fixed by the Council? Aid. Hildreth—l think some ss,ooo,ooo—about that. That sum is os much as any Treasurer ought to be called upon to give bond for. Aid. Sweeney— I The tax levy is $4,000,000. Aid. Tbroop—l understand that the bond requires the full amount of the appropriation. Ald.^Jlildrcth —Under onr last levy that we hare just passed, the new Treasurer will have to cuter upon bond for leas than $5,000,000. Aid. Tbroop—Then that is all satisfactory. The yeas and nays were then taken, and the reso lution was adopted—yeas, 35; nays, none. TUB BULKS. The Chairman—What Is the further pleasure of the Council? Aid. Hildreth—There not seeming to be any business, I move that the Council adjourn. I do not do this to take up time, if there is any business or anybody wishes to make any report. Aid. McCrea—May I ask if there is anything on the Clerk’s table? 3 * The Clerk—Nothing. Aid. Hildreth—l move then that the Council do adjonm. Aid. Lawler—Mr. Chairman— Aid. Ryan—A point of order. There Is ft motion to adjourn before the house. Add. Lawler—lt is not seconded. The Chairman—Oh yes; itwaa seconded by half* a-dozen gentlemen. Aid. Lawler—l beg pardon. The motion was then put and lost—yeas. 12: nays. 22. Aid. Cullerton—l move that a committee con sisting of five members of this Connell be appoint ed as a Committee on Rules. The Chairman—How shall It be appointed! Aid. Cullerton—By the Chair, to report at ft fu ture meeting. The motion was agreed to, and the Chair appoint ed as such Committee Messrs. Cnllerton, Gilbert, Hildreth, Kirk, and Linsenharth. Aid. Cullerton—H there Is no further business before the Connell, I move the Council do now ad journ. Aid. Sommcr—l hope the gentleman will witbv draw that to enable me to offer a resolution. Aid. Cullcrton—Certainly, Aid. Sommer—l desire to make the following motion, which may be referred to the Committee on Rules. The Clerk read as follows: 4 4 That the rales which were stricken out, being 2fos. 2, 41, 46, 62. and 53, be reinserted in the rules and order of business of the City Council, ” Aid. Sommer—l move It be referred to the Com mittee on Buies. The motion was agreed to and It was so ordered. On motion of Aid. Cullcrton, the Council then adjourned. THE AETERKOOK. COMPTROLLER HATES. ‘After the adjournment, Mr. Colvin was found in Comptroller Hayes* private office, where he was visited by Aid. Hildreth, Throop, Thomp son, and McCrca. In answer to a question as to the situation, Mr. Hayes replied: “ It was agreed to-day that neither Mr. Hoyno nor Mr. Colvin shonld appear in the Conndl Chamber this afternoon, for the purpose of presiding over the session of the Council. The object was to get time for deliberation. If Mr. Hoyne and Mr. Colvin were brought together, I am satisfied that they could come to an agree ment.” u Have they had a conference! ” “Notat present,** “ What is the feeling of the Council! ** “ There is a good deal of excitement the members of the Council at present.” “ Has either Mayor resigned!” “ Not that I have heard.” “ Have you resigned!’* “ I have not, but I am ready to resign at any time that it Is for the public good. 'The only object I have Is to get things arranged so that the public peace can be preserved and the credit of the city maintained while this thing is being decided by the Court,”* 44 Do you think if Colvin or Hoyne had at tempted to assume the presiding chair to-day there would have been any difficulty!” 4 4 If these people can bo kept from any exciting causes until an argued cose can be made up for the Court, then there will be no trouble.” 44 Is there any effort being made to submit the question to the Court ? ” 4 4 That is what I want them to do. ” 4 4 What docs Mr. Boyne intend doing about it ? ** * 4 He is willing to submit it to the Court. ” 44 If Mayor Hoyne should attempt to take his seat, would Mr. Colvin order the police to arrest him?” 4 4 Of course it is necessary to maintain order and and the police will act for the preservation of peace on both sides, so that we can run the govern ment without compromising the rights of either one.” 4 4 Have yon seen both Mayors! ” 44 1 have seen them both. Mr. Boyne agreed to submit this thing to the Courts unreservedly. Be said he was willing personally to agree to such sub mission, but be is in the hands of his friends in the City Council.” 4 • What is (he feeling of the City Councilf” 4 4 Not yet favorable to such a course of action. There is a good deal of excitement in the Council.” 4 4 How docs the Council stand on that question r* 4, Wc11, I don’t know; I don't think the majority Is favorable to the proposition. ” 44 If the Council object to such a course on the part of Mayor Hoyne, will Mr. Colvin hold on f” 44 1 don’t see any reason why be shonld not bold on, and from what I have beard him say he will.” 4 4 If he does will be call upomthe police force to assist blmi” 44 1 have no doubt he will; but 1 don’t want to be quoted on that subject, because I am trying to re store peace. 1 dm standing between the two par ties. What Colvin might do In on emergency, I can’t say. I am perfectly satisfied that he will agree to any legal settlement There is no trouble between the two claimants to the office at all. It is from outside pressure that the trouble comes, and‘there are parties who want to carry things through without any regard to the law. lam satis fied that it can be satisfactorily determined in a few days.” • 4 TVbat court will the matter go to 7” 4 4 It may properly belong to the Supreme Court, but lam satisfied that Mr. Colvin is willing to leave it to any court in the city. Ho seems to be anxious to preserve the public peace. He does not show a disposition to do anything that will precipi tate disorder.” 4 4 Who is to be Mayorwbile the question Is under consideration by the Court?” » 4 You had better ask Mr. Colvin.” 44 1 ask for your Judgment. ” 4 4 From all I have beard Mr. Colvin say, I think be wiU hold on to the office until the question is decided,” 4 4 la there anything else yon can say T” 44 No, thank God.” GOV. BEVERIDGE. A Tribune reporter called upon Gov. Beveridge at the Grand Pacific last night, to ascertain how he stood in regard to the municipal imbroglio. In re ply to the questions, the Governor expressed the opinion that the difficulty would, be apeedijy and peacefully settled- Ha would not Interfere at all unless the preservation of the public peace de manded it, and in that cose he should recognUe the legislative authority of the city—the Council. As regards the claims of the rival flavors, Gov. Beveridge would not commit himself; that was a quation which could he decided In the courts. MATOB HOTNE, immediately after leaving the caucus in the Grand Pacific Hotel, passed across to the cast side of the Exchange, where he met Gov. Beveridge, and a kindlygreetingenanedand the following conver sation: Governor—Well, what has been done? Mayor—Mr. Hayes submitted a proposition by which neither Mr. Colvin nor myself aro to act in the Council Chamber this afternoon, and I have agreed to abide by it for the sake of preserving pence and order. The Governor—l am glad that that is the case. The Mayor—'The Comptroller also made some indefinite propositions for a settlement of the mat ter, out they were not acted upon. The Governor—Well, I am ploosed to know that no trouble will ensue. Beth gentlemen then went around to the rookery, the Governor entering the Council Chamber, and the Mayor bla otllce, adjoining that of the City Clerk. • $ £ RnJtr? ra reporter found His Honor sitting quietly m his chair, engaged in conversation with a couple of friends. The Hon. Thomas Hoyne received the press representatives in a much more gentlemanly manner than Harvey D. Colvin. The talk ran about in this wise;' “Did Mr. Hayes submit a proposition in tho caucus for a settleracnt ’of tho present difficulty by submitting it to the courts? ” 3 3 ‘ 4 Yes, sir; I believe he did. ” 1 ‘ What action was taken upon it?” “None; the caucus maintained the stand they first took on the matter. ” “Was any definite proposition made by Mr. Hayes tending towanl a settlement V' “No. He submitted several propositions, but the caucus simply arranged with him that neither Mr. Colvin nor myself should attend the Council meeting to-day. The Council is to appoint its own Chairman and proceed with its business without interference. And for the sake of preserving peace and preventing a collision I submitted to ItT lam willing to do anything that U reasonable to keep order.” * The Mayor was called upon by ex-Clty Marshal Dunlap and a number of other prominent gentle men during the afternoon, and left his office about 4 o'clock for his home. AFTER THE ADJOURNMENT of the Council the crowd* that had thronged the poa&'tgcs and lined both aides of Adama street, seemed loth to go, and were disappointed that some “fun,” as the looked-for disturbance was called, had not been made. The quietness which marked ail the proceedings of yesterday in the City-Hall was a surprise to many, and a gratifica tion to all order-loving parties. Twenty-six Alder men was the object of some curious glances and remarks. As they came down from the Council Chamber they were looked upon with silent re spect, and when Joe Forrest’s voice broke the quiet by a loud “Three cheers for ColvlnJ ” there was no response, A few of the band that has been the “old man’s” firm supporters and avowed friends stood around and remained atlenL Charley Cameron claimed that Mayor Uoyne’s absence from the Council meeting was Colvin’s first vic tory. A levee. Some of ex-Mayor Colvin’s friends—those who nave not gone back on him—flocked in to console their chief, whose fcelmgswereanything but pleas ant. His faith in his own might has begun to les sen, unless his face and actions fail to show his true inwardness, and be feels that his star of glory is fast setting. A pushing, curious crowd shoved and jammed each other for fully half an hour, trying to obtain a glimpse of the great usurper, who sat m the Mayor’s office with Uia henchmen. For fully an hour the people wondered why some thing bad not happened to oust Mr. Colvin. The levee continued meanwhile. Just down the hall In the office of the City Clerk, Mayor Hoyne and his efficient aids held a quiet talk of rejoicing that no row had disgraced the day, A Tribune reporter having repeatedly heard the statement that a set tlement was to be made by an agreed case, spoke to His Honor Hoyne and Mark Sheridan who were together. They both emphatically said that there was no agreed case. The impressions were erroneous. “Why,” said Mark, “there is, and will be, no agreed ca.se. We won’t agree to any such proposition. When we are en tirely in the right acd law, do you suppose we would do anything of the kind? If Colvin wants to go to the courts, he can do so. Neither Mayor Hoyne nor the Council will do it. The absence of Mayor Hoyne was simply for peace and good order, which this administration will sustain. The caucus this afternoon decided on that. We simply wish to give Mayor Colvin a chance to make a graceful re treat. When we have the right, the law, the police and the State on our side, we can afford to be mag nanimous. ” A COMPROMISE. COLVIN TO APPLY FOB A QUO WARRANTO. ComptroUer'Hayes was quietly at work yes terday pulling wires and laying his pins for an amicable adjustment of the Mayoralty diffi culties that would avoid all clashing of police or other city authorities with either the Council or the new Mayor, thereby allowing the Govern ment, and particularly his department, to pur sue the even tenor of its way until either the soi-disant Mayor or his newly-elccted successor had become firmly seated in the Mayor's chair. The quiet minor that Gov. Beveridge was in town to quell any disturbance that might be occasioned by the police arraying themselves on the side of Colvin, cansed the Comptroller to be particularly anxious. The two principal depart ments were in arrears for three months' wages, and any disorderly proceedings would only tend to keep them out of their pay for a much longer term. Be sides. there was all the reputation of the adminis tration at stake. The Comptroller, being almost & disinterested person, was one of the first to sec this point in its full magnitude, and courageously set out to prevent the catastrophe. Calling npon Gov. Beveridge yesterday afternoon, he found that gentleman also fully aware of the impending crisis, and thoroughly awake to the situa tion. It was by them arranged that Mayor Boyne and ex-Mayor Colvin should be brought together at the Governor's rooms, Nos. 3 and 5, Pacific Hotel, for the purpoeo of effecting some compromise, or at least some amicable arrange ments for an adjustment of the claims of each. It was also mutually agreed that the Comptroller, the Bon. R. P. Berrickson, and the Bon. John C. Bore should be present, but In what capacty con only be surmised. The time set was 8 o’clock in the evening, and, promptly at the time mentioned, the sextette appeared and at once proceeded to busi ness, after thoroughly and completely screening themselves from the rest of the world. Colvin looked daggers at his successor, and no doubt wished daggers or something worse at the same time. Boyne was as firm as ever, and, with a shadow of a smile, extended his hand, to which Colvin re sponded with a warm, hearty shake. The Comp troller was directed to keep a record of the pro ceedings as well as possible without any formalities being entered into. The conversation was long and earnest, hut was kept from the public ear, ow ing to some little scruples of the Pretender. Con sequently TUB RESULT only conld be obtained. It is to the effect that a case shall be made oat and taken in one of the County Conrts. Which one haa not yet been de cided, but it is probable that, owing to the import* ancc of the subject, it will be argued before the full bench of the Circuit Court. Neither has it been decided Just when the case shall be made up, tnzt to-dav’a doings will settle all these minor points. It baa been argued with force all along that Colvin should take the onna or burden of the case by himself, applying for a writ of quo warranto upon Mayor Hoyne to show cause why be assumed the duties and privileges* of the office, and this arrangement was substantially effected last night. It is conceded by both parties that the question ought to be settled at the very earliest opportunity, and bcncc there will be but very Uttic delay other than that consumed in com pleting the arrangements and in preparing argu ments for the contestants. The comptroller be lieves that two weeks, at the very latest will see the matter equally and fairly adjusted, and inas much as Colrin promises to abandon his “hold-on” principles and promises to forego the decision of a Supreme Court on condition that Mr. Boyne does the same, the settlement of the case by the Circuit Bench will settle the matter for all time. WISCONSIN "REFORM." Special Dispatch to 77*6 Tribune. Madison, Wis., May XL—The Legislative Inves tigating Committee devoted the day mainly to in terrogating ei-Soperintendent Knight in regard to the repair of the Capitol boilers and the pointing of the dome. He gave a foil history of the boiler business, which he insisted was all straight, thongh it exceeded expectations. He claimed that, on the strength of reports of the engineer and other men that the boilers were getting unsafe, he urged their repair on Gov. Taylor early in the summer, bntthe Governor objected to having thoN work done on them till late in the season. After they had been ins nested by an agent of the Boiler Insurance Company and reported In bad condition, the repair was finally ordered, Tavlor's reform economy having endangered the Uvea of the inmates of the Capitol and increased the cost of the work, though getting the bill crowded over into this year. The dome painting, Mr. Knight certi- Ilea, was & good job at a reasonable cost. Dean’s examination wm enlivened by sharp sparring be* tween him and the Committee, who tooicexccption to hia testimony. He considered himself insulted, and proceeded to inaalt the Committee, bat sim mered down and completed his testimony. He admitted that be had given away State stationery to friends, but claimed that he had a right to, and have it charged to his private account, and dis puted there being any deficiency in hia accounts. The Committee nave enfahmi taWng testimony, an 4 arc ctmpgUtngjpwt * report to-night* PRIQE FIVE CENTS. RELIGIOUS. A Protest Against the Color. Line in the Methodist Conference. Yesterday’s Proceedings in the. Wisconsin Sabbath-School Convention. Work Accomplished by the Rible Society Last Year. METHODISTS. TUB GENERAL CONFERENCE. Baltimore, Md., Jlay 11.—Bishop Haven pro sided to-day at tlic M. E. Conference, The report of the Committee on the Bishop’t Pastoral Address was received. It approves the address, and recommends that it be read In tha churches on Sunday, July 2. Tuesday neat was appointed for holding th* memorial services for deceased members. C. O. Fisher, of Georgia, presented a memo, rial signed by a large number of the colored ministers, setting forth the fact that there were In the M. E. Church ISO,OOO members of African descent, and asking for the election of a Bishop. The memorial was referred to the Committee on Episcopacy . J. C. Uortzel, of Louisiana, submitted a me morial against separating theAnnualConference* on the color-line, which was signed by about 400 persons in Louisiana. Referred to the Committee on the Slate of the Chnrch. The following Is the text of the memorial: \\ uereas, Some Conferences and brethren are advocating the organization of white Conferences and colored Conferences, the recognition thereby of a distinction of color, and with it caste and prejudices in the Kingdom of God ; and, pWuBEBAS, We have hitherto, since the advent of freedom to the colored race, worked together on brethren in the bonds of Christian fellowship, and In happy, self-sacrificing toil for the Master; and, whereas. Our labors in this spirit of union havo been acknowledged and blessed of tho Lord until we have grown from a small plant into a vigorous and fruitful vine, and if the present happy order h* left undisturbed wo may hope for greater bleasimra and prosperity; and. Whereas, We sec no good and sufficient reason* for the proposed separation, and we do not think that any of our colored membership desire sack separation; therefore, we wish it understood thatt the proposed separation of races in Conference re lation is, incur judgment, unwise, and we humbly pray your honorable body not to approve or adopt, or in any way recognize, such separate Conferences on line of color, but on the othcrimndtostrengthen the bonds that now hold together the children ol God and laborers In this vineyard. C. B. Joscclyn. of Michigan, presented a me morial from the Michigan Conference, nrayiugforan amendment of the Discipline, to forbid ministers marrying persons divorced for causes other than adultery; also, praying for the enactment of a rnls prohibiting members of the church from allowing, dances in their houses. Referred to the Com mittee on Revival.- S. G. Mother, of North Ohio, presented a com munication in relation to quack medicine adver tisements in church papers. Referred to the Com mittee on the Book Concern. Fraternal delegates were introduced, and the customary addresses and resolutions of gratifica tion were made and adopted. The report of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society was presented and referred. The Society has sent twenty-seven young women as mission aries Into the field, of whom twenty-one remain. Four have been married, and two have returned oo account of ill-health. They were the first Co intro dnee woman medical practice into Asia. Adjourned. STUiTDAY-SCHOOIiS. THE WISCONSIN STATE CONVENTION. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Janesville, Wls., May 11.—The State Sun day-School Convention was largely attended last evening. Addresses were delivered by K- A. Burnell of Aurora, B. D. Conklin of 'White* water, and Prof. H. N. Whitney of Beloit. Prof. T. Martin Towne, of Appleton, spoke upon the snject of Sabbath-school music, and gave some very good hints in reference thereto. * He claimed that every Sunday-school teacher should be a good singer, and that every scholar should be encouraged to sing. He organized the Convention into a singing-school, and gavaf them some instruction in his manner of conduct ing a school. . The Rev. C. H. Richards, of Madison, gave a very eloquent address, taking for his subject; “What Snail We Do for Our Boys?” He said tho» boy of the day was a very different person from thiv boy in the Sunday-school book, and that he must be treated gently, and sympathized with, and! taught self-control. He thought the greatest cans» of boys becoming drunkards was through their ing allowed to indulge their appetites at home. Ho was followed by the Rev. C. L. Thompson, of Chi cago, who closed the session, taking for his sub-' ject * * The Bible and the Church. ” * At oo'clock this morning the various standing* committees made their reports. Oshkosh was decided upon as the place for tho' next Convention, which will be held sejne tlmo daring the month of May. The Committee on dominations reported the fol lowing: J*T€*ident— Bryon Kingsbury, of Ripon. Vice-President— Miss I*. Goodell, of Janesville. ? Secretary— R. D. Torry, of Oshkosh. Treasurer— James P. Atkinson, of Appleton. • Executive Committee —C. JL Blackman ol Whitewater, Willard Merrill of Milwaukee, E. B. Clough of La Crosse, George J. Rogers of Mil waukee, and J. IV. Hall of Oshkosh. The report was accepted and the entire ticket* elected. Remarks were made by Bather Coles, of Beloit, and K. A. Burnell and JohnY. Farwell, of Chi- cago. A Milwaukee delegate called attention to an item, from the northwestern Christian Advocate to the effect that every Sunday-school Superintendent iza Milwaukee took his beer. Be said the atatemenft wus utterly false. Resolutions were adopted pledging the members of the Convention Co more earnest work in th< cause, thanking citizens of Janesville for hospital ities, and the Baptist Society for the use of tbeiv* church. This evening an address Is to be delivered by the Rev. J. Ifa Griffiths, of Milwaukee, and the vention will close with five-minute speeches frotCi delegates. The Convention has been the largest-attended ed. any ever held In the Northwest. MISCEXI/ANEOTJS. COSGBBQATIOKAL New York, May 11.—The American Congrot. gational Union held its annual meeting to-day. The Rev, R. S. Stem resigned tho Presidency* and Alfred 8. Barnes was elected in his place; lasf years’ Vice-Presidents were all re-elected; of. the Trustees, Dwight Johnson, H. C. Bowen,. Rev. Q. B. Wilcox, H. 0. Butterfield, and Davitx M. Stone resigned; Mr Stone was re-elected,buf declined to serve, as a new departure in Congn* gationallsm waa coming on which did not at alf’ ajjree with bis ideas . Harmony might not prevas if be remained In the Board. AM-BKICAJf BIBLE SOCtETT. The annual meeting of the American Bible So** clety was held to-day. The receipts from alj sources during the year were $557,108; expendi tures $500,28x. Including the balance on hand fig May, 1875. There is soil a balance of $8,980. Baring the year 876,770 Bibles were published, and 860,470 distributed. The society circulated fheblble in twenty foreign countries during ths year, and had it printed In nearly as many lan—' gnages. The next anniversary will beheld on tbs 16th of May, in Philadelphia. SOOTHERS BAPTISTS. Hicnaxoim, Va., May 11.—The Southern Baptist Convention met to-day. Dr. J. P. Boyce, of Ken tucky, presiding. Dr. Boyce was re-elected Presi dent. Foreign missions will be discussed to-mor row. MOODT A2fl> WnrtTLß. Nasitvtzxz, Term., May 11.—Messrs. Moody and Whittle arrived thin morning. Both preached at noon at the First Baptist Church. To-night Moody is holding forth at the First Presbyterian and whittle at the Cumberland Presbyterian to vast audiences. The approaches to the First Presby terian Church were thronged long before gaslight, and numbers were tamed away unable to gain ad mission. Ns w Tome, May 11.—The Rev. Adrian Lon!§ Bowcraus, one of the Paulist Fathers and tha eldest son of Maj-Geu. Rosecrans, was seized with a stroke of apoplexy last evening, and died thin morning. Special JXtpatch f T7* Trilmiu. Dairrnxß, HL, May 11,—The funeral service*' of Dr. William B. H. Scott, who died on Monday last, took place to-day, and the remains were fou lowed to the grave by s large concourse of sorrow* Ing relatives and friends. The pall-bearers wer% brother members of the medical profession. Madison. Wis., May 11.—Q. A. Monaghan, ov the local department of the Jouruat % in failinf health for some time, bat at work Tuesday and u|r town yesterday, died nddtaly lass OTcaiaiz ail , .... * ‘ : ~ •. OBITUARY.

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