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We !o not know irbo it is that thus claims authority to proclaim the opinion of the ire pie of Pennsylvania ttpon this subject; 1 nt the ignorance and impudence displayed in the statement vatrant the assumption that no such authority exists. TLe Fpeaier of the House of Eepreaenta-livcs is the official organ of the House; l.e is not elected to carry out bis tv ill, bat that of the House. Ordinarily, ! cislative bodies elect their own committees, is vhich case the committees would clearly represent the will of the majority. TLe House of Representatives being a large t cdy, and the committees numerous, consid erations of convenience have , led to the assignment of this duty to , the Speaker, who is also a member f the House. Were the Speaker to constitute the committees with a view to defeat the expressed or known will of the House, Iie'would be guilty of usurpation unbecom ing in itself, and calculated to impair public confidence in Lis fairness. Upon the sub jects of tariff taxation, which are peculiarly within the province of the Committee of Ways and Means, the wishes of Ihe majority of the Honse are well 1 j.own. TLe House, by repeated votes, indi cated by mora than two-thirds majority that llic duties on coal and salt shouldnot only bo reduced, but riealed. It was also unmistak ably bown that the temper of the Honse was opposed to the existing tariff The Sj taker, no matter what Lis personal pin jonsniicbt Lave been, conld not appoint I Committeeof Ways and Means opposed to tl.e expressed wish of the Honse. Each com mittee is an organ of the House, supposed to represent the will of the majority; and, bad the Speaker appointed on that particular roniDtittee a majority of Protectionists, be would Lave betrayed the confidence reposed in Mm by the House and by the country. It ia.furtlier stated that Pennsylvania will, i ii cmiHerjuence f this act. refuse to support Mr. RIaine for Vice President. This is very hilly. Had Mr. Blaine acted otherwise he -would have lost the respect and confidence of the whole country ; honest men even in Pennsylvania would not have respected him. His fairness, bis prompt obedience to the de clared will of the House, and the remarkable correctness of Lis selections, will win for liim. in all parts of the country, a support felly compensating for what Le may lose in Pennsylvania. If he be nominated for Vice .President, Pennsylvania Republicans will lave to vote for him. Honesty and firmness in the discharge of pnblie duty never injure a man in the estimation of Lis countrymen, whatever may be the effect upon protected coal. A XTvX-KIZXIOI BASH. The Chics go Representative in Congress proposes to make a danh on the burnt of sympathy, and to secure an appropriation of Ave millions fur public buihbng at one stroke. Wa shall not op- m may gram mm wui relieve cmeago aiairess. 'i t is would not ; but it would be a pool for a great real estate ring, such as bus already been mooted. No honest purpose needs an appropriation of five bullions. What is required is anfnppropriation to aecure the aihlitlunal ground, if that shall be ap-jsroved. and to begin building In an energetto and rational manlier. The public, builaing cannot be built in a day, nor in a single season, no matter how many millions are aat apart A a f Aula- tUU t rfv valtef to OtaV- esco suirerers, it will only add to the einbarraas-DM-ola of those who are rebuilding, br Increasins- tba demand for laborer, wbicli ia already greater w'e suppose that to oppose anrthinr that Chi- enpo may ass wiu i iuuruen to iw t or sympa- inywiui uer aj.tinrss ; dot laia rnii lor a.,ooo,oiQ bus no relation to her distress. It is a speculation under cover of sympathy. Jt will not do to look ni.ii (Tiicairo as one exairgerat'-d, sympathetic, auffering soul, for there is no lack there of those wroare ready to speculate upoa their suffering-M-iffLuors. This As.wxi.ooo would magnify the appropriation bill, and prevent appropriations for works, for want of which the country I suffering to the tune of many millions works imperatively demanded, and which will pay bark their cost many fold in relieving the people from burdens. if this appropriation is to be made from sympathy, it i-boiild be dispensed to rebuild ihe stores and dwellings of the sullerers. If it is for the needs of the ovenm?nt, not half this sum is required at once. As to expending money there ex-travnjcuntJy for building lalwr, it would only emfiarrasit the sufferers in their rebuilding. And as to the scale on which these building shall he made, it should be remembered that the need is no greater than at Cincinnati and HU Louis, and ibat prodigality in one wll make an example for Vie rest. The affair should lie reduned to a purely lnuinees iew. Cincinnati Vaxile. We do not know what appropriations the conniry is suffering for "to the tune of many millions," but we readily concede tli.-.t there is mnch force in what the Gazelle says about the five-million dash. Chicago Iocs not w ant any public money to be wasted line under the guise of sympathy and relief. Nor does Chicago want a large sum of money to l c appropriated in advance of the reasonable reinirciucnts of the Supervising Architect. What is required is an appropriation to teenre the additional ground, if that shall be approved, and to begin building in an energetic and rational manner." We endorse tliin eentimeiit of the Gazette fully, and we CFsnre all of our friends in Con-wrrs that the people of Chicago ask for wot Linsp tlilj'orent. They are more concerned nl.cut the settlement of the question of location than they are about the five million dollars. They apprehend that an effort will be made to change the location, and that, if clmt geel, other considerations than the public good will Lave brought it about. IKE ACCUSATIONS AOAZKST F&ESIOSXT GBABT. Tie New York Time devotes two or three column of its isue for last Friday to a cir-eui.iMantial answer to the accusations which Lave been pjiblinbed against the official oi:iMM.f I regi.Unt Grant on the score of ucj itifcin and gift-taking. We are glad to ace a formal, and. apparently, authorized, rei cone to these charges, even though it be ut completely convincing. Keplying to tl.e foolish remark of the Vrooklyn &(? that "Grant went into office I-oor, nnd is notoriously a millionaire already : and be cannot Lave made bis million out tf Lis crucial salary, or his legitimate itccints in public service," the Times says, w HL justice, "If one part of the duty of the I sesident of the United States was to answer every question addressed to him about Lis lii rate circumstances, and empty his pocket-book to every visitor to show Low much money Le bad about him, the dignity of the oAi co would , not be much increased ; and, pCrbaps, the people would not consult their own interests by subjecting their chief fiice'r to snch ill-usage." Hence, it adds, the President follows the invariable poliey of treating all attacks of tliis nature with silent contempt. Kever-tf.c!-sit is authorized, by virtue of "care-ftl inquiries," to make the following statements, which form the gist of the Timtj ait tele: -OniMde of his official salary his income does JTi it .7.. " JI, Principal property im huidred acrVs. near Ji,Vi ,"lf.lrh",h ss Inherited by Mrs. uratU .The remainder waslmnght by tjenornl al.t fr..m the other b. lrs, outS of the u"".boO iv n to him l.y the ritixens of New York brfwr lircstce President. One of the eharamaralTaS li e resident. Is that this St. Lnu. fa'waS a l.te:-.-ut to him. -Tbr restof the siuo.ouo referred to V2S need in paying en the mortgage on his lim e In J street. ashington. now owned by Wi-crnlSlu-rman, and la pur-haalugand furnlsh-liK 1 boiiM at Long Iiranea. wbU-.h he la rl.i-f fd with receiving as present from Mr. by. that being another of the anmlierlesa fal nations set anwat by the about tlio rl-ftej.X. and repeated eagerly by lournals opiosed to biiii. 'ot a dolliir's worth of property has been iflytxi to General Grant since ho became Preal-dcri. 1 Ili.rfn.T tlie war the President saved something out of bis pay as Major lieneral. and with the tkclcv to aved he liought a part interest in some 'Ho lots, which have apireciated In valii.but Mtl.e'3 have yielded no lui-ome. He ab bought a miihU uuiennt of horse-railroad stock, which lie Mil! owns, and whteh pays a moderate dividend. He a alren, while a .eoeral in the rrmy, a ku In Philadelphia, whl;h be rents for about t?.CCO S J ear. TLe cncnnneenient that the President has tnl cr. i-o presents since be came into office vi ill, we- are confident, be reassuring to the pnblie mind, but still does not touch the real point. For the question ia no whether these presents were given since he was inaugurated' but whether they were given because he was about to be inaugurated; and whether he has, or ha not, nominated or appointed the donors, in numerous instances, to important public office. As to the charge that President. Grant quarrels with Sumner and ia friendly with Nye, Ac, and that he absent himself from Washington daring summer," the ' Ttmet says, We leave people to form their own opinions . about ritr'.' and proceeds to take up the chief bone of contention the charge of nepotism. We copy the most conspicuous cases of the list of twenty-five or more which the New York fsanas been advertising so persistently for the past two years, together with the answers the latter in parentheses : - I. Jesse Root Grant, President's father. Postmaster at Covington. Ky. (Appointed to office by Johnson; retained by Grant). Ii. Bev. M. J. Cramer, President's brother-in-law. Minister to Denmark. (Appointed Consul to Leipsie, by Lincoln; transferred to Denmark by Grant, etcj. III. Brevet Brigadier General F. T. Dent, President's brother-in-law, one of the military secretaries at the Executive Mansion. (Army appointment; holds no position of emolument at bands of President). IV. George W. Dent, President's brother-in-law. Appraiser of Customs, Ban Francisco. (Was strongly recommended by California delegation). V. John Dent, President's brother-in-law, exclusive Indian trader for w Mexico under the Indian Bureau; place worth 100,000 a year. (Was not appointed by President t holds no office under Indian Bureau; profits of plaee grossly exaggerated). XL Alexander Sharps, President's brother-in-law. Marshal of the District of Columbia. (A first-claps man, and capital appointment). , - VIL James F. Casey, President's brother-in-law, Coilectorof the Port of New Orleans. (Is not President s nrotner-m-iaw, due am. brant s , iiaa nroren an excellent Collector). to Guatemala. (Was strongly recommenaea oy bis friends In lows ; rresiaent nas out sugm i nnnlntftliM with him). xvi. Peter Casey. President's brother-la-law's firm her. Postmaster of Vicksburg. Hut. (Mrs. Grant's brother-in-law's brother ; was a loyal Southerner. 'ot appointed as the President's choice). XVII. 8. T. Lambert, M. D., President's second cousin. Receiver of tlie i'uono Moneys in uregon; awl to ! a defaulter, but retained In office. (S Mich person in office In Oregon now or at any Oilier ume). XXI. E. C. David, President's wife's cousin's husband. Special Agent of the Post Office Depart ment in Illinois ana lows, tao reunion, president does not know him). XXII. Charles F. Baldwin. President's cousin's hncband. Mail Agent in Keutucky. ("o relation ; preHldent does not know him). - XXIV. Alexander Sharpe. Jr., President's nephew. Cadet at Annapolis. (Mrs. Grant's, not the l'reslilent's, nephew). XXV. Frederick Dent Grant, President's son, second Lieutenant Fourth Cavalry ; gone to Kuroiie on an illegal leave of absence granted him by bis father. (Appointed to West Point by Johnson ; Is not on leave of abaence, but is on duty on staff of General of the Army). It will be observed that the answers to the first five instances are purely evasive. 'The same is the case with the seventh. As to Bharpe, the sixth example, he may be a first-class man, bnt he was reputed to be a secessionist during the war. As to the ninth case, that of Bile Ilndson, of Iowa, he was not the choice of the Iowa delegation, nor of any in fluential person who Lad a regard for the welfare of the pnblie service. The answer to the seventeenth case is a mere quibble on the misspelling of the man's name. It is Lamper, and he ' is a cousin of th President. lie was a Ganger or Inspector of whiskey at Chicago, and was obliged to resign on account of Lis con nection with certain frands upon the rev enue. After this Le was fitted out with the Oregon appointment. As to E. C. David, of Dubuque, if the President does not know him be onght to. , ' We should not have alluded to these mat ters if the Time Lad not forced them npon onr attention. Iteing thus brought np again for public animadversion, we are constrained to say that the acceptance of presents and the appointment of certain of the donors to office, and the appointment of relatives and family connections to office, are breaches of public decorum, and constitute a pernicious example to the President's subordinate officers in all branches of the public service. The Legislature has an immense amount of work to perform in order to meet the wants of the State nnder the new constitution. Among other matters of great importance, it will Lave to enact general incorporation laws, to authorize the formation of corporations for the various objects and business pursuits to be carried on in the State, beyond the power of individuals to accomplish. It is evident that, for these purposes, more than one general incorporation law will be required. For certain corporate purposes named (the creation of banks, for instance), the constitution provides that any enactment by the Legislature shall first be ratified by a popular vote of the State before the same shall bave any legal validity. For otLer purposes, however, the Legislature may act finally in the premises. Among the bills now pending before the Legislature is one matured by Mr. Henry Greenebanm, of this city, authorizing the formation of corporations for the investment of money on real estate. security within this State; corpora tions so organized to bave power to buy and sell, with the guarantee of the company.bonds and mortgages on real estate, etc. It is this feature of a guaranteed investment on bond and mortgage by a company properlyofiicered. and having a sufficient amount of capital to back np its guarantee, that, it is claimed, will bring European capital to onr State on long time and at low rates of interest. Mr. Greenebanm proposes to organize a company nnder the provisions of his bill, as soon as the same shall have been enacted by the Legislature, and is fully assured that capital will come here from Germany to a large amount to hasten the rebuilding of Chicago. There is no difference of opinion among the people of this city that we must Lave moneyed aid from some source in order to re-establish, during the coming season, the building" accommodations required for the bnainess of Chicago. That this business be held and tlone in this city is equally essential to the whole State. iMr.Greenebanm'sbill is endorsed IrV the leading citizens of Chicago, and it is to be hoped that it Hlft? be enacted, by the Legislature at the earliest practicable moment. That there is a connection between the election of United States Senators and the election of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church seemn to be assumed in the newspapers of Iowa. The Iowa Stale R(ytrr states that it is the opinion "of men posted," that at leant nine, und probably twelve, new liibhops will be elected at the National Conference in May next. The significance of this statement is, that it is possible that high political dignitaries will have an influence in the selection of the liiHbops.and that meritorious clergymen in Iowa aspiring to be Uishops might find it to their advantage to have friends at court. In England part of the patronage of the Minister is the be-. stowal of Bishoprics. Can it be possible that tbe same patronage in any American Church is to fall to the lot of Senators or members of other branches of the government I ' It seems remarkable that no precautions lave been taken toward preventing the spread of fires in the North Division. That quarter has already been rebuilt so thickly, especially west of LaSalle street, that a fire, aided by a high wind, would make disitstrons work among the pine shanties, and tur.i out many poor people a seeond . time from , their homes, this time to suffer, inevitably, from the rigors of winter. It is reported that there are, as yet, no fire-alarm boxes or watch-towers in tbe North Division. . This U a neglect which supposing Alderman Itnsse to have been got out of the way, with bw injnnctions and blunderbuss should be remedied at once. . Tbe order of tbe Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, by which Detective McCan-ley was detailed from the police force, some two years since, especially to assist the Fire Commissioner, by reporting fire to insurance companies, at a cost to the city of $1,200 per annum,-and incidentals to nearly a 'like amount, should be at once discontinued." The underwriters ongbt not to expect anything further at any time, and especially at the present, than the recognition of their representative, the Fire Commissioner, in the board, which entirely satisfies the law. ' Mr. Montgomery Blair is evidently determined to pleane the Democracy, if the thing can be done. He has proposed within forty-eight hours two plana, one of which is a state of passivism, and the ather. the impeachment of Grant for his San Domingo operations. Whether the patient is to take these alternately or to shake then) together be-, fore using: we cannot announce without fur ther particulars from Washington. "V . An arrival at San Diego report that, on theSSthof October, a revolution took place in Lower California. The Mexican ofUcial atMagdalena toot refuge in the honse of the American Consul ; bnt "his flag was not respected, and he had to fly for his life, at last finding safety on a British vessel. Con sul De Kay saved all the papers of his office. The revolutionists dispossessed the authori ties, and seized the funds and archive of the Custom Honse. The American schooner Greenwood, of New York, was captured, and is now held. Forty persons escaped with the Consul. Most of the Americans who have thus been expelled were colonists and Mexican citizens, and the outrages were probably committed by, lawless bands, whom it will be difficult to find and punish. , . , , " The Priwcee of WaJea. - The present extremity of the Prince of Wales recalls the history the almost fatal history of the various persons who have borne that title. It was first conferred on a member of the English Boyal family In 1284, and daring the six cen turies that have since elapsed It has been .borne by only eighteen individuals. These are not so numerous that their histories may not be stated without exhausting the reader's patience. The title li only conferred upon the eldest son, who Is also heir of the King. This is the result of a compact made by Edward I. with the Welsh nobles. The Welsh had a monarchy dating back to Cad wan, the King of the ancient Britons, who - retired to -Wales upon the Saxon invasion, about 600. Kearly "a century later the title of the monarchs was changed to that of Kings of Wales, and In 877 King Boderick divided his kingdom among his three sons, one taking North Wales, the second South Wales', and the third Powis.Land. The last Prince of these several lines was JJewellin Ill-r - who - was slain in battle with the English in 1282. The English King for half a century had been in almost constant war with the Welsh, and Edward I., In order to preserve his conquest, spent a large part of his time in that country. The death of then; native Prince was deeply regretted by the people, and Edward sought every means to conciliate them. There was an ancient prophecy of Merlin that a Prince would be born In Wales who would be King of the entire island. Upon this prophecy the Welsh depended for eventual deliverance. Edward, per haps with a view of fulfilling the prophecy, in the letter at least, caused bis Queen, the fair Eleanor of Castile, to reside In Wales, where, In 1283, she gave birth to a daughter ! In 1234, there was bet ter success. She wasconveyed to Caernarvon Castle, where In April was born a Prince, afterward Edward II. of England. . Edward I. was absent at the time treating with the nobles. The King and the Welsh adjourned their session to Caernarvon, where the diplomacy was renewed. The Barons all made submission to the King, but they appealed to blm that, in giving them a Prince, be would appoint a nativewhose tongue was neither Saxon nor French, the latter being the language of the English Court. The King at once had the Boyul bube brought in and presented to the astounded Barons a their Prince ; tlie King saying he was just born a native of their country, that his character was unlmpeached, that he could not speak a word of English or of French, and, if they wished it, the first words be should speak would be Welsh." Thus was founded the title of the Prince of Wales. . We give those who have held the title in their order : 1. Edward II. of England, tbe first Prince of Wales, succeeded his father as King In 1307, and married, soon after, Isabel of France, who is styled in English history the " She-Wolf." She was the daughter of Philip le Bel, King of France, and of Jane, Queen of Navarre. Three of her brothers were, In succession. Kings of France She was but 13 years of age when she married, and was exceedingly handsome. After many years of comparative happiness, she met Boger Mortimer, a prisoner in the Tower. She man aged his escape to France, where she, a year later, Joined him ; and she had her son sent after her, and refused to return, 11 ving openly with Mortimer. The King was unpopular at borne, owing to measures of certain favorites, and in 1326 the Queen and her son, accompanied by some Flemish volunteers, returned to England, where the people all joined her. The King, attempting to escape to Ireland, was captured. Parliament declared the young Prince King, and deposed the King, his father. Edward II., after lingering a year in prison, was murdered at Berkley Castle in 1327, the Queen and Mortimer being the instigators. 2. Edward HE, son of the preceding, and the second Prince of Wales, began his reign nnder tbe regency of bis mother, in 1327. Three years biter ne assumed tne government, confined his mother in a convent, and hanged Mortimer, who had been created Earl of March. He was nappy In his domestic relations; claimed the French crown by right of bis mother ; " fought the battle of Crecy, where his son took part; and in 1377 died, after a reign of over fifty years. . 8. Edward, the Black Prince, son of the last King, was the third Prince of Wales. He was the great soldier of his age. He married his cousin, J oanns, -who was older than he, and a widow with several children. Her reputation was much questioned. The last years of his life were saddened by protracted illness. He died In 1376, before bis father. At the battle of Crecy, John of Luxemburg, then King of Bohemia, was killed, and Edward adopted his crest of three ostrich feathers and the motto " Ich Dion " (l serve). This crest and motto have been retained by all the subsequent Princes of Wales. t. Henry V," Prince Hal," son of Henry IV., was the next person bearing the title. He succeeded his father as King in 1413. His early life was one of riot and dissipation. He vainly sought to marry the widow of the late King, Richard II., and finally demanded Princess Katherine of France, with a dowry of 3,000,000 orowns. This being refused, he Invaded and conquered nearly all France. He was offered the Princess without the dowry, bnt refused. He won the battle of Agincourt in 11, held his French Court at Ronen In 1419, and finally married Jivath-erine in 1820, a succession to the Frenoh'crown being substituted for the money demand. He died in France two years later, leaving one child, a sen. " - - - ' - .' Henry VI., the fifth Prince of Wales, son of the preceding, had a long reign and miserable life. He was 8 months old when his father died, in 1422 ; was proclaimed King In England and France the same year. When 8 years old was crowned in both countries. He, married Marga- ret of Anjon ; was for a time mentally Incapacitated ; In 1461 was defeated by the Yorkists, and a few years later was Imprisoned In the Tower, where be remained until 1470. ' A year later he was murdered In the Tower. S. Edward of Eanoaster, " The Child of Sorrow and Infelicity," son of Henry VI., shared the fate of his parents, during the War of the Roses. During his father's long imprisonment and deposition he was the constant companion ef his heroic mother. He married Anne Neville, of Warwick, to procure .the aid of the King-maker for his mother, but within a year fell in tbe last struggle at TeWksbury, in 1471, basely murdered by Edward of York, while a prisoner, thus dying before his father. " 7. Edward V, Infant son ot Edward IV., born 1470, murdered la 1483, with his brother, the Duke of York, by their uncle, Richard III. He was 14 years old. 8. Edward, son of Richard TIT. and Anne Neville, widow of .Edward, tha sixth Prlnco of Wales. He died in ltf4, before his father, and within a few months of the murder of his cousins, aged 10 years. ,. i ? .- 0. Arthur, ninth Prince ot Wales, son of Henry VII. and elder brother of Henry VIIC Born Sep tember, I486 ; In 1581 be was married to Catherine of Arragon, and five months later. In April, 1502, died, aged IS years. His widow married bis brother Henry. 10. Edward VI., son of Henry VIII. and Jane Seymour. Born October, 1537; King nnder re- geney 1B47 ; died July, 1553, aged 16 years. 11. Henry Frederirk, son ot James I. (Stnart). Born February 13, 1594, while his father was King of Scotland; re-ereated Prince of Wales 1610; died of consumption November, 1612, aged 18 years. 12. Charles I., brother ot the eleventh Prince, created Prince of Wales by his father. Became King in 162S ; executed 1649. 13. Charles II. Born 1630. Fugitive until the Restoration in 1660; died childless 1665. 14. Jumes Stuart Pretender), son of James II. Excluded from succession by Parliament; died In exile 1765. is. George IT., sen of George I. Born in Hanover 1683; created Prince of Wales on bis father's aboesslon to the British crown in 1714 : at enmity with bis father; became King 1727; died 1760. Iff. Frcderiek lonis, son of Georire II. Born 1707 f quarrelled with bis father and was expelled by bin.' from the palace nac; father ot tieorgelll.; di.'fl 17.M. 17. George TV., aon of George III. Born 1762; Regent is.il ; King died June, ltuo. 18. Alliet t Edward, eon of Victoria I. Bom November fc -1841; married March 10, 1S63, and has five children two sons and three daughters living. - ' From this it will be seen that, of the eighteen Princes, ten liee.me Kings, and of these Edward II. and Henry VI. were murdered: Edward V. was murdered to U's Infancy and Charles I. was executed : Edward VI- diod at 16 years of age; Charles II. was twenfy years in exile: George If. was disgraced by hid father, and in turn disgraced bis own son. 4orge IV. was the great reprobate. Edward III. and Henry V. were the only Kings who had borne the title of Prince of Wales who bad a comparatively nndisturbed reign, and of these Henry V. dil young. Seven of the predecessors ot the present Prinoe neve become Kings, Of these Edward of Lancaster was murdered ; four others died young; Edward the Black Prince, despite his military glory, bad domestic misfortunes; one, James Btuart, was excluded from the succession ; and Frederick Louis, father ef George III., died In poverty and disgrace. Should the present Prince die before be-romtngKing, it may be half a century before there wul be another to bear the title. POLICE AND FIRE. Beport of the Coxruhisaioners on tha Great Coafla - r ' - gratiozu " Conclusions Arrived at by Messrs. .Brown and Sheridan. The Eesponsibility for the Calamity :. ; Quietly Shifted to the Mayor, Council, and Newspapers. Commissioner It eh m After "Sloucby" Patrolmen.' tbe A regular semi-weekly meeting of the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners was held at the Madison Street Station yesterday afternoon President Brown in the chair. There were presentCommissioners Sheridan and - Rekm. The following is the report of the board on the origin and progress of the great nre. - It was submitted and placed on file : , III! GREAT FIRE. The Board of Police, as required by law, have investigated the origin of the fire of October 8 and 9. We nave heard the sworn testimony ot lifty-one witnesses, and hai the same taken down by a stenographer, and subsequently transcribed. As written out it makes 900 , pages of foolscap paper. As a large part , of the te timouy was published in the - daily paper as it was taken from day to day, and, as the original Is on file for reference, we deem it unnecW sary to recapitulate the evidence to any great extent, but proceed to give the result of our investigation, brieily, and place It npon record. - - - O RIG IS OF THE FIRE. : The board find that the fire originated in a two-story barn to rear of No. 137 DeKoven street, the premises being owned by Patrick: Leary. The fire was first discovered by a drayman by the name of Daniel Sullivan, who saw it while sitting on the sidewalk on the south side of IeKoven street, and . nearly , opposite Leary's premises. Ho fixes the . time - at not mere than twenty to twenty-nve , minutes past t o'clock, when be first noticed the flames coming out of tbe barn. There is no proof that any persons bad been la the barn after nightfall that evening. Whether , It originated from a spark blown from a chimney on that windy night, or was set on fire by human agency, we are unable to determine. Mr. Leary, tbe owner, and all his family prove to have been In bed and asleep at the time. There was a small party In the front part of Lemry's house, which was occupied by Mr. McLaughlin and wife. But we failed to find any evidence that anybody from McLaughlin's part of the bouse went near the barn that night. TUB 1'IKST ISlOBMATIOsr KECEIYED BT THE FIXE - bEFAKTMEST1 came from tbe alarm struck in the fire alarm office at 9:S0. Tbe alarm sounded Box No. 842, at tbe corner of Canalport avenue and Halsted street, a point in the directionof the fire, but a mile beyond it. There was no signal given from any box to the central office, but the box was given by Mathias Schaffer, from tbe Court House cupola, be being the night watchman on duty at the time, and having sighted the fire. There was no signal given from anybody, until after the Fire Department had arrived and turned in the second and third alarms. If any person set the fire, either by accident or design, he was careful not to give auy alarm. The nearest engine house was six blocks from the fire; the next nearest one was nine blocks away. The nearest hose house was located eleven blocks from the lire, and, at this hose honse, the watchman hud seen the fire before the alarm was given from the Court House, and the company were on their way to the fire before the box was struck. FIR.ST WATER. In consequence of this early sighting of the fire, the hose company the America) went eleven blocks and attached their hose to the fire plug and got water on the fire before any engine did, although two engines were located considerably nearer the fire. It would require five minutes for the nearest engine to go to the fire, a distance of six blocks. From three to five minutes more would be required in which to unreel and lay out the hoee.make connection with the plug and go to work. Intelligent citizens who lived near the place of the lire testify that it was from ten to fifteen minutes from the time they first saw the tire before any engines came upon the ground. It is proved that the engines repaired to the fire, after getting the alarm, with the usual eelerity. When iney arrived there irom three to five buildings were fiercely burning. The fire must then have been burning from ten to fifteen minutes ; and, with the wind then blowing strongly from the southwest, and carrying tlie fire from building to building In a uelhborlioo4 compueod Wholly Of dry wooden buildings, with wood shavings piled in every barn and under every bouse, the nre had gotonder too great headway for the engines called out by the first alarm to be able to subdue it. THE FTRB XAXSITALS. Fire Marshal Williams and Third Assistant Marshal Benner arrived npon the ground soon after the engines, and at once saw that the fire could not be stopped without more engines, and Marshal Williams Immediately ordered - the second, and soon afterward the third, alarm to be turned in ; but these only called the distant engines, and many valuable minutes elapsed before they could reach the fire and get to work, and, before this could be accomplished, the strong wind bad scattered tbe fire into the many buildings, all as dry as Under, and spread it over so large an area that the whole department, although working with their utmost energy, were unable to cut it off or prevent the wind, which soon became a gale, from carrying burning shingles and brands over their heads, and setting on fire buildings far awav from the main lire. After it got into the high church at the corner ot Clinton and Mather streets, and thence to the match factory and Bateham's planing mills, and lumber, it was beyond the control of the Fire Department. OH THE SOUTH SIDE. Abont this time it crossed the river between Van Buren and Adams streets, by means of living brands, and set fire to Powell's rooting establish , , . , , . - - - . . watchman in the Court House cupula had twieei extinguished fire, which had caught from brands j ment ao joining toe t,aa n orxs. oerore wis me carried by the wind into the Court House balcony from the West Side, a distance of a mile. At 11 o'clock the ."keeper of the crib of the lake tunnel two miles from the shore and three miles from the nre found the ekv foil of sparks and burning brands ; and from 11:30 till morning, he testified. be worked with all bis might to prevent the wooden roof of the crib from bnrning np and de- sirovwK; juuierii uiu um wuo. THK TKRKIF1C PROGRESS OF THE FTRE. From Powell's roofing establishment!! the "nro- gress oi tne nre was rapiu ana ternnc. sweeping everything in its course. The engines had all been working on the West Side, and they could not reel np 600 feet of hose each, and cross the river, snd get to work soon enoneh to ore vent it spreading,! literally on the wings of tbe wind, lilowing up buildings In tbe face of the wind was tried, but without any benefit. The Court House and the w ater v oras, tnougn a mile apart, were Imrninir at the same time. Uunnowder was used in blowing up buildings with good effect, the next aay, in culling on me nre at ine extreme souiu end of it. nrrarrina- it oaeking anv further. AFTER THK WATER WORKS BURNED. the firemen could do little good with their en- irmes. excent on the banks of the river. Thev bad lost 7,500 feet of their hose and one steam fire engine, uwo more engines bad been in the re-twir shops, and were partially destroyed : ao that after 11 o'clock on Sunday night there were but fourteen engines in service, ana, arter daybreak, one-half of our hose remained. This would not admit of an engine conveying water very far THE FIREMRf AST TnF.FR OFFIfUBS were sober, and did all that men could do. They worked heroically to save the property of others, when their own bouses were 011111100 and their inmiiies neeing rrom tue names. A large part 01 i2e department naa worked on Saturday night. and Sunday till 3 o'clock p. m. eighteen hours' steady wcfa ana they were nearly exhausted when this fire commenced ; but they responded to tbe call with alacrity, and worked with all ineir remaining energy. WHAT THE COMMISSIONERS HF.f.THVT! We believe that, bad the buildings on the West Side, where the fire commenced, been limit ot brick or stone, with safe rooting (the buildings need not have been tire-proof), tbe fire could have oeen stopped witnont doing great damage, and certainly would not have crossed the river. After it did cross, the wooden cornioes, wooden signs of large size. tbe 'cupolas, and the tar and felt roofs, which were on most of me oesB Duuamgs, caused their speedy destruction, and aided greatly in spreading the conflagration. The single set of numning works, upon which the salvation of the citv de pended, were roofed with wood, had not ap- i-"-"iw waicr iiuiu do raiqea o tne roof in ease of fire, and was one ot tae earliest uuuuinga wuiui in ine .norm ii vision. . ... WT. TOLD TOO SO." ' The Board of Police have, year by year, in annual reports to the Mayor and Common Council, endeavored to point out the great defects of the manner In which our city was being built up. We advised and entreated the necessity of having mnch greater fire limits established before such an immense amount of combustibles was piled around the ' heart of the eity. We reported Mansard and tar roofs to be unsafe; that tbe water supply was insufficient ; that our fire hydrants were twice too far apart ; that we ought to bave lire department cisterns at the intersections of the streets, so that we should always have water at fires ; that we ought to have floating fire engines, with powerful pumps ia tbe river to enable tlie firemen to wet down 1,500 feet on either side of the river or its branches; that wooden t cornioes were an ; T abomination ; that the Hoiley system of pumping the water and sending ft through the pipes with a pressure of forty pounds on ordinary occasions, with power to increase It to 100 pounds in ease of a tire, would give us four sets of pumping works in different parts of the city, aud not leave us to the mercy of ehance or accident wth a single set. We showed that the four sets of Hoiley works could be built for less than one year's interest on the cost of the present Water Works, snd. when built, would admit of the dispensing with every engine in the Fire Department where the water was in thestreet allowing us to get rid of most of the horses aad all the engines of the department and to reduce the number of men one-half; saving two-thirds of the expense of the Fire Department and making it as efficient as it would be with one hundred ateam fire engines. None of these thinsr was nntMuui by the Mayor, the Common Council, or the newa-lwpers. No heed being paid to our suecestions. so far as any improvement of our plan of extinguishing . fires was concerned, the only thing we could do was to ask for an Increase ot the engine companies in order that we might be prepared as well as possible to contend with the great fires to which we were and are still liable. Our engines have always been too few in number and too far apart. Tbe Fire Department should be ivory much enlarged, or the system of putting out fits by steam engines should be abandoned. If de citizens do not believe this now, they will after the next great fire sweeps out of existence the greater portion ot the wooden city wnich now re- ma us. - i . IF." TOO KNOW. " It we had had Boating steam pumps of large capacity in the South Branch, the nre would not, bably, hate crossed to tbe South Side. If we bad had cixterns in the street, we could have been saved all of the North Division, north of Chicago avenue aud west of Clark street, and all of the southeast part now Included In the burnt dis trict of the Bouth Division. COMl-KNSATINI) rrBEM ' E idenee was glvrn of money having been paid by citizens to some of our firemen, but wa can find no evidence that any of tlieix worked during the tire with any idea of receiving any pay or consideration ior meir - tauor upon any property. The money paid was - merely a testimonial of reapeet for the firemen, and an acknowledgment, in a substan tial form, of services rendered by the firemen, many of whom had perilled their lives to save the property of citizens, and lost their own homes while dong so. No money was paid them until weeks after the fire, and its receipt was a sur prise to the firemen who got it. - THE VISITING FIBKMKT. The Fire Department reoeived all the aid from firemen of nearly every city, far and near, that conld be rendered. They came with their apparatus, and worked with a will, and placed us all under a load of obligations which we can never repay. ' THE LOSS. . The area burned over by the fire is about 9.1S0 acres, divided among . the three divisions as follows : About 160 acres in the West Division, near ly 600 acres in the bouta Division, and upward of 1,100 acres in the North Division. The total loss of property burned is estimated at about (200,000,000. Tbe number of building burned hi between it.ouo ana ls.oou. ine nnmoer or lives lost at the fire is supposed to have been about 200, although the Coroner has, as yet, found but 117 bodies ia the ruins. . .. The report was signed by Commissioners Brown and Sheridan. Mr. Gund, the remaining member or tue old Doara, wiu sign tne aocumens in a aay or two. nre muci! dipjutmeht. Tbe resignation of Policeman Henry P. Eros, of tne j-irst iTeemci, was reeeivea ana accepiea. . Policeman Henrv Ulrica, of the First Precinct. was charged with inattention to duty, but on ac count oi varience wiw me amoavii maoe oy tne complainant, the charge was dismissed. He will be charged with conduct unbecoming an officer, which covers his offence, the natu-e of which will not be known until bis trial tases place. - Policemen August Humbrock. John Buckley, snd Pat Conway, of the First Precinct, were charged witn leaving their beats without permission, and inattention to duty. One of them was on duty in the new city building, corner of Adams and LaSalle streets, and the other two went in to see how he was getting along, and to warm themselves. While there the first one went asleep, and his companions watched him. During their absence from their beats an enterprising individual, who watched his opportunity, carried off on bis shoulder, niece bv Piece, about 500 -feet of lumber, and deposited .it in his rard about a block distant. The Sergeant looked all around for the two recreant policemen, and being unable to find them, entered the city building to see how the other officer was getting along. He found him asleep, and the other two with their feet up to the fire " taking it MIT." Commissioner Behm moved that they be discharged. Commissioner Brown said that it was a very cold night, and that going Into tne ouiiamg, while deserving punishment, was in a measure excusable. " Commissioner Sheridan thought the offence was a crave one. hut not sufficient to dismiss the men. He moved as an amendment that they each forfeit ten day s' pay,-and that was the sentence of iue Doara. TrRY.-XT.kH1t BOXES. A communication was received from Wirt Dexter, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Belief and Aid Society, stating that the barracks erected by tne society were located some distance from the lire-alarm boxes, and asking that boxes be placed la the offices at tlie different barracks. Accompanying this document was another from the Mayor, calling attention to the same subject, and urging that the barracks be protected, as their destruction would cause a great ueai ox misery ana sunering. Commissioner Brown said that there were not enough tire-alarm boxes to protect the North and South Divisions, and there was no money to purchase any more. Twenty-five were now on their way to the city; but they could not cover the ground which the sixty that were destroyed did. Commissioner Rebm did not think there was any necessity for having policemen stationed at the barracks, as there were plenty of clerks arouud to do all that was required. On motion, the matter was referred to the Su-peiinttndent of the Fire-Alarm Telegraph, with instructions to examine and report. PEBSOKAL APrEAKAKCB OP THE POLICE. Commissioner Rehin moved that the Superintendent ot Police be instructed to issue orders requiring the police force to pay more attention to their personal appearance ; to wear their regulation uniforms; to conduct themselves properly; to ieep incmseives and th.eir uniforms clean ; and to stop smokingand sauntering on their r beats while on duty. Commissioner Behm said that the men ought to be made to keep themselves clean. They were dirty, and their uniforms were untidy. Commissioner Sheridan has seen policemen riding on 'busses, smoking barge meerschaum pipes, and looking very unclean; their hair being uncombed and their clothes very shabby looking. Commissioner Rehm said some of them wore very long hair, which bad the appearance of not having been combed for a week. Commissioner Sheridan remarked that the men looked sleepy while on the streets, and smoked nasty pipes and rank cigars while on dnty. Commissioner Brown thought the policemen should always behave themselves properly, and not in a manner to scanaauze ine citizens, it proiter for a policeman to go into a saloon, the same as anr Other citizen, when he was not on actual duty. The citizens, however.ought to know be was not on duty. Commissioner Sheridan said there onght to be some way to tell whether a policeman was off duty by a cap, or being without his star. Commissioner Brown reminded him that, under the rules, a policeman is always on duty. Superintendent Kennedy said that the men who did duty in the burnt district could not avoid getting dirty and looking " sloucby. " The dust was very thick among the rains. Commissioner Rehm thought the men ought to have pride enough to keep themselves clean. Commissioner Sheridan was sure, if .they tried, tbey could keep themselves bright, even if their clothes were not the best. The question on the motion was then put, and the Superintendent was instructed to issue the order. VATCH TOWER. On motion, Fire Marshal Williams was instructed to repair the tower on the Rehm engine house, which I was partially destroyed during the big fire, so that it can be nsed as a " lookout." The board then adjourned. THE NEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. First Afeerina- af the Board of Trade fa tbe Temporary Batlalac Market Street Difficulties ef Pedearriaalsaa The Ballsing Loaned to the Board by Jaace Farwell Free fBeat. Now that navigation appears to bave opened jur m u w v i w v. uvmww vm tuna uih,uidiii uvau v - . . r,0 of Trade man to petition the General Govern- ment for a line of steamers to ply between the new Chamber of Commerce and the mainland, at any rate until snch time as the solitary island upon which that extraordinary structure Is situated shall have been added to terra firma by a chain of ice. The new Chamber of Commerce is the consequence of a great emergency. Great emergencies produce great men. This emergency has produced a great phenomenon. The Chamber is approachable only in two directions. It is bounded on the sonth by a row of brick buildings going ny on Madison street, near tbe bridge. It is not approachable on the north, by reason of a block of brick buildings on that side, and an absence of passenger-way. It Is approachable by boats on tbe west BitrevwEieh is bounded by the river, and by swimmers across Market street on the east. But Market street Is a broad thoroughfare, and the swimmer is likely to be exhausted before reacning me omer side, u nless a bridge can pe constructed from the mouth of Washington street tunnel to :.e vnajupex M vonunerce, or a line of iwtwnger ana rreigni steamers estaousnea, tne county will soon be bankrupt, or the Coroner's fees reduced 90 per cent. The Chamber of Commerce was very full yesterday morning. Men who had crossed Market street on the Ice in the morning looked down from their eminence at noon and found themselves overtaken bv tbe thaw, and their retreat cut off mi sundown. Hence the room was very ruu. so fall ) it that very little else besides a moving mass or uarx color could ae seen aneaa, amass that must have tested the strength of the baild ing most effectively. It was stated that business was rather dull on 'Change yesterday. A stran ger would scarcely bave credited the assertion, if noise ana rusnmg Deroxeo Dusiness. So far as could be judged from the ever-ehang-ing view caused) by the ever-changing position one was obliged to occupy to escape a miserable ut-iuuo, liio room is a great seal uguier man tue former Chamber of Commerce, aud correspond ingly more cheerful. It was not impressively ran in inrnuure, tne ooaras Being or plain pine ; the tables of similar material, the pillars and other surroundings to match. -In place of the costly marble tops divided into four compartments aa of old, marble - tops of oilcloth divided into six, are to be found. The building is nothing : tbe men are the same. Thnv do not own the building. It was e rooted by juage jrarweii, ana given 10 tne Doara ior as long a period as they may desire, free of rent. Toe generosity of the Judge was appreciated by the board, wbo accepted the donation in tbe friendly spirit hi which the offer was made. There is no gallery, which is not surprising, as there would be little or nothing to see from a gallery, except the four stove-pipes that euri gracefully among the pillars, and those, though the most graceful things on exhibition, except the handsome clothing of some of the board, are scarcely worthy of note. Nevertheless, measures should be taken at once, by some enterprising ferryman, to convey passengers across Market street. REAL ESTATE. TwatruaieBta Filed far Record aa Maadwy, 9e reatcr 11. CTTT PROPEETV. Wabash av, s of Ames st, w f sexi70 ft, dated Dee. 4 ; consideration, $3,509. V'nd 1-3 of Lots 15 to is ia Thos. Hoey 's sub-divi sion of Lett 4 and S in Block 2t,8eo 29,39, 14, dated Dec. 1 1 consideration, $700, Lots 25 and 26 in Block 1 of Pierce, Humboldt Park addition, dated Sept. 25 ; consideration, SSOO. West Washington st.se corner of Morgan st, njf, 25x125 ft, dated March 33, 1870 ; consideration, 6.600. West Washington st, 35 ft e of Morgan st, n f, 25 xl2t ft, dated June 1; consideration $.,000. West Washington si, a e cor Mot-ran at. n t. sn-r 125 ft. dated Oct. 13; consideration f 15,000. Hubbard St. between Noble and Aoa sis, a f, 35x ISO ft. dated May S ; consideration. 350. 8ub-ht 7, of Lot S, la Block 4U Original Town, being on Fifth av, n of Washington st, dated Dec 1; consideration, 12,ono. Lot 12. of Lot 2, of 6 tin son's Lot , in Block 25, Bee 29, 3S. 14. dated April 22, lSt0 ; consideration. S40S. lt 18 la Block 3, Pierce's Humboldt Park Addition, dated Sept. 25 ; consideration, $300. Lincoln si, a w auu s e eorners or nine Island av.e 12.261 1-2 ft, running to the canal) and Ko-bey st, and w f 2457 ft, running to the canal and W 000 ai tuaitru v. iv , nimmienaon, (x,ooX. !Ml vr III i i.mt rr. T.rt s in Block 1. Hvde Park. data! IIaa 11 consideration, t3,500. THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Seduction of the Salaries of (, ! ; Certain County Officers. ? The Printing and Stationery Ex travagance to be Stopped. Mr. Gassette Claims that He Cannot Bun His Office if His Fees are Interfered With. . Pursuant to adjournment, the County Commissioners met yesterday afternoon, in the County Treasurer's office. President White in the chair. There were also present the following Commis sioners;- Ashton, Crawford. Harrison, Herting, Hitchcock, Jones, Pahlman, Koclie, Shelly, Stearns, Talcott, Harris, and Lonergan. - COMMCKICATIONS. A communication from George Deacon, Engineer of the County Hospital, offering to run the engine at the Poor House for' tl.80 per annum. was referred to the Committee on Poor House and Paupers. " ; . A communication from the County Clerk to the Judge of the County Court, setting forth that Messrs. Eldridge dc Tourtelotte had rescued from the fire the files of the Law Record, for the past four years, and recommending that they be copied at a cost not exceeding $230 endorsed by Judge Wallace, was referred to the Judiciary Committee. - A communication from E. A. Drnnunond, ask ing for duplicates of Cook County coupon bonds of asoo, Kos. M91, and 1,122, destroyed by fire, was referred. . . - . A communication was read from Chase Bros. A Co., offering to exhibit their books of interest to the public, with reference to abstracts: also from Brackett & Waite, to the same effect. They were referred to the Committee of the Whole. - On motion of commissioner Talcott. Korman T. Gassette was requested to confer with the board on subiects mentioned in a communioatlon. aa soon as tbe regular business was disposed of. corHTr iHruiiiv ExresnKs. Tbe report of the County Clerk, of orders drawn on the County Treasurer for agents and employes of the county, amounting to tl0,53L76, exclusive of bailiffs' bills of 2,29ti,not audited, was referred to the Finance Committee. THBV RAD THE TOWER. Tbe Judieiarv Committee, to whom was re ferred tbe question of tbe power of the Board of Supervisors to make contracts with parties beyond tbe term of their existence, reported that they bad examined the contract, found them in due form, and saw no legal obstacle to their doing so. ACCOMMODATION OP DETAINED WITNESSES. A communication from Charles H. Reed. States Attorney, pointing out the necessity for some place for accommodating witnesses detained to give testimonv. was referred to the Committee on Jail and JaU Accounts. APPKOVAI. OF BONUS. Tbe Judieiarv Committee nresented a renort on the bonds of Julian 8. Bumsey and others, favorable to the persons therein named. Adopted. i-t bchask of swamp lands. The same committee, to whom was referred the subject of swamp lands, reported that the notes of purchasers should be secured by deed of trust with power of sale in thirty days after default, such deed to be made to Julian S. Bamsev. Adopted. SALARIES OF COUXTr OFFICERS. The Committee on Poor House and Paupers presented a report fixing the salaries of officers therein as follows : County A sent $1,300 Warden ot Insane Asylum . .. 1.000 County Physician.-... 1.50ft fDvjciaa 01 tne insane A.ynim l.aO ine committee recommenaea leaving the ap pointment of an engineer of the Poor House to the board. The report was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Committee on Miscellaneous Claims report ed in favor of paying the bills of Emmanuel Eockey. j. lie renort was reeeivea, ana tne dills ordered paid. YfcABLT STATEMENT OF BOOKS. PBIXTXXO, ETC. Commissioner Ashton offered the following resolution: - JtesoZmi. That the Committee an V!nsiiM Iia linut to inquire- Into tbe propriety of establishing a standing rule of the board requiring tbe several heads of departments, officers, and employes of this county to furnish to the County Clerk, at sneh time a said committees shall designate in each year, a detailed statement ot an books, stationery, printing, and supplies required, and necessary for the see of the several depart sent. omcers ana employe 111 ine county, aoa utat toe same be laid before the board, at snch time aa shall be designated for revision and correction, an, thereafter, once in each year the Clerk ot said board shaU, at such time as sack board shall specify, advertise sropeetls for the furnishing of all inch books, stationery, printing, and supplies to the lowest responsible bidder, sll bids to be oiwned and passed npon by the board in open session, the board reserving the right to reject all bids, and after the cer or employe shall be permitted to order, purchase or contract for any books, stationery, printing or supplies whatever, except as in such rule provided. ine resoiuiioa wae suopieu. The Clerk was instructed to wait noon Mr. Gas sette and inform him that tie board were ready to hear aim. FEES OF TCT KECOKDEK 1KD OTHERS. Mr. Gassette came in. He said he wanted to show the Commissioners the impossibility of run-nine the countv on such a svstein as the Legisla ture contemplated. . The Fees and Salaries Committee in the Senate proposed paying the officers so low that the offices must be closed. He did not believe that anv office in the county could be run on that scale. If the board would appoint a conference committee ne wonia make some revelations which he did not care to make before the board as a body. commissioner tTawrora movea tne appointment of a committee of three, to confer with Mr. Gassette. - Tbe Chair thought the Judieiarv Committee would answer the requirements of the otHce. Commissioner Ashton thought a select committee preferable, to avoid all imputations by the county officers of prejudice. commissioner Harrison movea to make me number five. The motion was lost yeas, 8 ; nays, 8. The matter waa referred to the Committee on Finance. THK rOI-ICE-COWVISSIOTTERSITrP. Commissioner Hitchcock moved to proceed to the election of a Police Commissioner, in place of T. B. Brown, resigned. The motion was lost yeas, 6 ; nays, I as follows : Yea II prtJ n e. TTiteheock. Pahlman. Roelle. Tal cott, and tbe President . Aav Ashton. Crawford. Hams. Harrison. Loner- gan, Skelly, and Steams 7. irn.icATK or win boxd. A communication from E. S. Lane, asking for a duplicate of a war bond of tl.OOO destroyed by tbe tire, was referred to the Finance Committee. 1 THE COatJUSSIONEKSHIP QUESTION f,3TPOHB.O TIU. THURSDAV. Commissioner Harris moved to reconsider the vote by which the board refused to elect a Police commismoner. Commissioner Hitchcock thought the sooner these questions were settled the sooner the board would get to work. Commissioner Harrison thought nothing would be lost by waiting. There were many good men before the board, but there were other good men wbo were not before it. Tbe motion to reconsider was agreed to yeas. ; nays, o. Commissioner Ashton moved that the election of a Police Commissioner be made the special oroer 01 Dusiness ior rnursuay, at 2 o cioca. The motion was agreed to. IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. On motion, the board went into Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of the comtuuni cations on the table, Commissioner Harrison in tne cnair. Tlie conithhnication of the Committee on Poor House and Paupers with reference to the payment or employes, was taken up. Commissioner White moved to take up the items modw, whicn was agreea to. THE COCKTV AOEST'S SALARY. Commissioner Ashton moved to strike out l,2fi0 given to the County Agent and substitute si.coo. Commissioner Crawford moved to make his salary Sloo. Ko man could work honestly for ti.ooo. Commissioner Ashton said the salaries of county employes should be reduced in propor tion to the reductions of other salaries. The county was in no conlitaon to pay her employes more than a living compensation. A man who could live upon vl,200 before the fire could live on $1,000 now. The applicant for tbe office, ho believed, would 00 as numeroos if tbe salary were reuucua to vi,uoo. The motion of Commissioner Ashton was agreed to. RErcno!i of Tins warden's s alar v. Commissioner Pahlman moved that the joint salary or warden ana Matron or tne 1 oot- Mouse and Insane Asylum be flxed at SI. Of 10. Commissioner Crawford moved to reduce to two. Commissioner Pahlman made bis amendment so that ao extra bill could be sent ia for the Matron. The motion of Commissioner Crawford was agreed to. THK OOCICTT PHTSTCTAH'S SALARY. Commissioner White moved to reduce the sal ary of the County Physician from aioo to Sloo. Carried. THK RfODTEEn'S SALARY. Commissioner White ina aired if tbe Judieiarv Committee bad mado a rcrjort with reference to tbe powers of tbe Board ot Supervisors to make-contracts beyond the term of their office. 1 ne t iers: reaa tlie report. Commissioner White moved that the joint sal aries of engineer and assistant at the Poor House and Insane Asylum be S2,oo& Commissioner Talcott said the engineers of the Fire Department, who boarded themselves, and were compelled to run out in all weathers, onlv received Si .200 a year. A man wbo eould attend to one of tbe nre engines was competent to run the engine at the Insane Asylum. There was, ia his opinion, a leak in the engineer business. He wished it postponed. Commissioner White moved that the maximum amount paid to the engineer and his assistant be 12.000, and that the whole subject be referred to the Committee on Poor House and Paupers, with power to act. , lit motion prevauea SALARY OF THK POOR HOtTSK PH YMCl.UT. Commissioner Aahtea moved that the salary ef the physician of tbe Poor House aud Insane Asylum be reduced from $1,500 to 11,000. Commissioner Stearns said the assistant to the physician only got his board from the county and bis pay from the physician. If , as he had been informed, the office of the Coanty Physician was an arduous one, ha would be in favor of giving him more than $1,200. Tbe motion ore vailed. THK COUNTY FHVSICIAH'8 &AXART FV STATU QfO. Commissioner Talcott moved to reconsider the vote tiling the salary of the Comity Physician at $1,200. Tbe mouon was agreed to. Commissioner Talcott thought that the method of furnishing the Cou&ty Physician with transportation was a pretty loose one. He would pre fer nxing uis aaiaxy aaa auuuag nun pay ma own transportation. Commissioner Ashton thought the County Phvsiciau could make an estimate of his expenses. The Chair said he eould not estimatn tha t, Tim ber of suicides aad accidental deaths for the year. tjomwisejuuCT tmrwi mougnt tue salary 01 tne Physician should be sufficient to allow him to Keep 111s norse auu ouggy. Lommissiouer cxeuy saia it tne county pays- felanhad to furnish his own transperfatlon, would require U SOO a year. He nwvea to his salary Si 00, and that he be required to mare make an estimate of bis transportation expense. The motion was agreed to. - 1 COM mvMK atiok. 1 ' A communication from Wilmanns A Pasdeloap. efferlng to exhibit to the Board their abstract books, SS in number, and containing asjm pages, addressed to the board, together with tbe communications from Chase Brothers, and Brackett and WBit, was taken up. - Considerable discussion ensued enonthe exmv mnnieations. which was discontinued only by the arrival of the hour for adjournment. The Committee of the whole then rose, reported progress, and asked leave to sit again, which was gi anted. Tbe board then adjourned until this afternoon at 2 o'clock. - THE LAW COURTS! . Convictions and Acquittals in the Criminal Court. Insurance and Transportation Cases Mechanics' Lien, Criminal Court. CONVICTIONS. Joseph Bueh and Thomas Quirk, who have lately figured largely in the criminal annals of Cook County, for the second time pleaded gouty nnder two Indictments for larceny, the stealing of a wagon and the felonious taking ot a coat. At the last term these culprits pleaded guilty, claim ing to be under the age of IS years. The mother of Quirk, who has already a son ia the Penitentiary, declined to endorse this state ment on tbe part of her son. but she claimed that upon a trial he could, as be had told her, acquit himself. Cpon this repre sentation tbe ptisonets were aUowed to with draw their plea, which, however, they bow re newed. They were remanded unta sentence day. John Burke, William Wallace, Albert Martin, and Michael O' Grady. Juvenile offenders, were fonnd guilty of the hireeuy of five dollars, la nickels, and currency, from John Ijiwric. They were remanded to a future day for sentence. iselivuie Alger aciaowieagen tue sieaungor twentv-flve dollars' worth of clothing from isuae Uvingstoji, and was remanded. -William Burm Later was convicted, br a lory. of the larceny of a eoat, valued at $13, from Bo- man x io. ACQUITTED. Charles Brier was tried under an indictment charging him with a burglarious entry into a car of the Lake there & Michigan Southern Kail- war Com Dan v. The ease turned upon the amo tion of intention, and it appeared rather strongly that the prisoner's intention was only to tUau a dead-head ride. - A jni DISAr.KEt. At 11 o'clock a J urr retired to consider tV at- its of an accusation against one WiLiam Wru&t wbo was charged with tbe larceny of ie in money from I'Uny McKnight. It would appear that Pliny MoKnight, having some money, WS6 a guest at tbe Garden City Hotel. tlt was met and accosted by the prisoner, wbo elaimod to bave been acquainted with him in tbe city of Memphis. Tenn. Thev a rout tha evening together, and the prosecuting witness said that, being somewhat exhausted, he retired to sleep, the prisoner being in tbe room. Is the morning be found his pocketbook minus of its ready cash. The doubt In the miud of the jury probably arose from the fact that Mr. HcKnigiit failed to lock his chamber door. Superior Court. xx&C'Rjajs'CK case. An action heretofore brought against the Re public Insurance Company, of this city, by James Hutchinson, to collect a balance of $Hti npon an insnraneo rtolicv. ended in a veniiet for rifi.nilntL The snm was claimed to be due for the loss of a schooner, the H.L. Whitman, which came to grief on a trio from Oconto. Wis . to this citv durinir October, 18C&. The company had paid $5,000 on its risk. TBAXSPOBTATIOW CASE. An action. lv attachment, was commenced against tbe Montreal Ocean Steamship Company, as against a foreign corporation, by Martha Johnson, as administratrix of John Johnson, her husband, who died npon the passage from Norway sometime during the year 18. It is claimed that the company failed to deliver his baggage. the value of which is stated at 1313. MECHANICS' LIES. A nptition w&a tileri hr V.inil RiAflAvnnan a 11 ,1 I others, to declare and enforce a mechanics' lien as ; gainst George A. Bigelow on Lots . 4, 5. 6. 14. 15, and is, ana parts ot Lots 2 ana 17. in a. uigeiow subdivision of Block 121, School Section Addition. This hi the property upon which the Bigelow Hotel stood, and the claim is for gaa-fitting. ASSUMPSIT. An action of assumpsit was commenced by Henry W. King & Co. against T. H. and T. Cas-teen, by which demand is made for $1,000. County Court. C.rAKDIAXBIIIPS. Ransom W. Dunham was appointed guardian oi Yi imam bi. Dunham, under bona oi ;.ooo. Sanson M. Krognass was appointed guardian of Hans Brestrup, under bond of $3320, and of OrtoO. Hilda, Frederick, Henry, and Mary Bres trup. unuer oona ot sstuo. Circuit Court. ASSUMPSIT. ' An action of assumpsit was commenced against Kelson Luddington. Jamea L. Ward, and Henry MacFarland, Trustees of tbe Church of the Messiah. Demand is made for $2,000. A CHICAGO WANDERER. A Peer Oirl, Rendered Partially Insane Throngh Misfartaae aad tbe Chicago Fire, Picked aa by the Police ot .Ncwbargh, N. V. We clip the following from the Xew York Herald of the 9th inst On Thursday night Alfred T. Goodrich, Chief of Police of the city of Newburgh, found an ill -clad, partially insane young girl named Flora Brown wandering about the streets of that city, followed by a gang of depraved young boys. He took the girl to the station house, and, as nearly as could be ascertained from her, the following is the story Of her sufferings and adventures : On that terrible Sunday night of tbe Chicago conflagration she was living in comfort with her foster parents, who, being childless, bad adopted her. Their borne was on tbe North ide, near Lincoln Park, and Mr. Brown was engaged in business on Lake street. At the time of the fire Flora Was separated from her parents, and since then has seen or heard nothing of them. She fears that her father was burned to death. Until Thursday of last week she was cared for by the family of a fentleman wbo had known her parents. On hat day she started for Kewburgh, intending to nnd an aunt, a Mrs. L. B. Owen. On account, probably, ot having to travel on freight trains as she couia get passea along, the girl was a week on the way, and reached Kewburgh on Thursdaytinornlng. After wandering about all day, and being unable. In eonse-qnence of her mental unsoundness, which probably was caused by her Batterings and privations, to get any tidings of ber aunt, she was found by the Chief, as stated, and lodged in the station bouse. On Friday morning the Chief, on making inquiries, learned that Mrs. Owen had removed, about three years ago, to Illinois, her present whereabouts In tbat State being unknown ia Kewburgh. On applying to other persons, howev er, whose names the girl gave, not only waa her story corroborated In its main features, but, un-expectedly,she found other relatives inXewburgh. by whom she will be taken care of. Her age is about 17. LOST OR MISSING. Additional List of Persona Inquired After by Their Friends and Relatives Abroad. The Chicago Relief and Aid Society are in receipt of letters from persons abroad inquiring for the following named "lost or missing in dlvidnals: Gabriel Henry Gordon, late with Mr. Howard timber merchant, and Barclay McPherson tior don, grocer, both from Jamaica, are anxiously inquired after by Alexander Laiug. Esq., of Ko. S Cardwell Bay, Uourock, near Greenock, Scotland. ttichard Bees, rabiuet maker, late of No. .'7 State street, is anxiously inquired after by his eon, Henry Rees, ef Ko. 1 Station Terrace, Pont-newzdd, near Kewport. Monmouthshire, Kngland. Oliver Johnson, a sailor, living at Ko. 30 North Market street before the Are, is inquired after by Mrs. Johnson, of Ko. 10 Coojer street, Toxtnth Park, Liverpool. Robert Montgomery, of Ko. ISO Qulney s'reet. is inquired after l-y bis mother, Mrs. Sarah Montgomery, of County Antrim, Ireland. Thomas Murphy, wbo was in the emplov of a railroad company in Chicago before tbe tire, la inquired after by bis dying mother, and by bis brother, Michael Murphy, of Ventry, Dingle, Country Kerry, Ireland, Henrv Blight, a nainter. and his wife. Ann Blight, are anxiously inquired after by their sister, Sarah McDowell, of Ko. 68 Lancaster street, Kirkdale Road, Liverpool, England. me Meissaer crotners. woo uiu Dusmess-at o S West Washington street, are inquired after bv their father. Trancott Meissner, Teucaern. near weisenfels, Prussia. EN ROUTE TO PRISON. Arival In Cbleaaw, front Kan Frawciaeo, of Hiae, tbe Alleged Robber ef the Braringtan (Masa.) National Bank. A boat a dozen snow-bound passengers ef the Pa cific Eailroad, eighteen days from San Francisce, stopped attheTremont House, yesterday. Among them waa W. 8. Hrae, the alleged great Barring-ton bank robber, fas charge of G. L. Root, Sheriff of Berkshire County, Mass., and John L. Dodge, President of the bank from which the funds were stolen. Onr readers have already been informed by telegraph of the young man's arres in California. Eighteen thousand of the twenty thousand dollars stolen were recovered, together with a diamond pin, ring, and watch, for which extravagances a portico of the money hast been expended. The original loss is, therefore, very near ly rovereu. Hiae. who has a bovieh apnearance.and a rath er light and airy manner, speaks wish considerable frankness ia regard to his crime. He detail the eireumstaseea at length, and says that remorse followed so eieeely on tbe deed tbat ho would have returned the money tae next mora- ing if he had been able to do so without detection. Tbe prisoner waa allowed considerable freedom of the house, but was ehiwBed to tue uea at night. Tbe bkeriff says that Hineseeiaed greatly relieved w bea the money was taten rroin him. litkdnffh ilam bm m(k evident signs of contrition there seems no inclination on the part of tne officers of the bank to forgive tue enaiua. Tbey say that the course of justice muss aoc oe mTermpten. - FRjDFISSIOKAtj DR. JOHN SEIBERT, PbTsiclan and Burgeon. Aeoncher and Oculist, for-meriv coiner Market aad Madts-tds. ia at preaent located at 1-U0 Indiaua v, second bouse soutuof Thirty-first St. ZJLSXXS' GOODS. BOWEN, HUNT & ; , WINSLOW, Offer to the Trade an entirely newland very attractive stock of HOSIERY A1YD GL07ES, WOOLLENS, SHAWLS And a FULL and COMPLETE STOCK In all Departments. m, m a.d m mmmi HOLIDAY GOODS. HOLIDAY GOODS. We will open, on Ktmday next. the finest assortment of Gold Sets. Ear Hoops, Cames Sets, &e., west of ITe w Yerk, at rery low prices. FJ. 171 ATS ON & CO., 481 Wabash-av. CAKPETS, MATTINGS, ETC. JOSEPH WEST, NOir LOOCATED AT 299 West Madisou-st., Js retelling-a SpIeatUs! Sleeker Oil Cloths, &c, All of which he wis sell at VERY tOW PRICES. CLOTHING. We are selling Shirts and Drawers at $3.00, $2.75, $2.50, $2.25, $2.00, and so on down to 40c Tlven the last mentioned are good ones. You can tell better what they are by seeing them. A few of those $7.00 Beefing Coats still left ; and a new lot of Overcoats just received. 122 W. Madison st. NEW PTJBUCATI0NS. I'l FOR 1872. Tlie publishers take pleaame tn announcing that they bave mtm4 tr the new voluntas of Harper's M aeazuie. Harper's Weekly, and Harper' Biui' tbtt mt lirilliMut and tascluattna- arrar f litj-r.r-v .! artistic attractions ever oSc red siruultaunooxly intbo American uiiic. iney comprise, fur tmiaediati issue, liesiilesotlirTSthat wid be mdaatimeaubouaosd. the following works : M iniuemarcti - a new serial storv bv Omn tnine to commence in Harper's Wn-kly for iMwetoui-r li. striking full ge engraving from art!! dra rkn to commence Docrnibcr H0. " Blarte-o'-WrssM," l,y B. 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