JOHN ll.OHBKLY & CO., MtOIWfOltS.
Tii (iclii.ilnliil Personal
apeplna) To Hulltrcm from UvcrCom
:..ni' I'o those tisriui: no At.niiiini
To IIioko with DroUn Down
To any mi. Ii lJrL.Uitatp.1 WkoIIk,
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it n.rWi tit m n.c "imiuch, Sour
'.ll ?.. i" 111111 t,r I'llllfair.r.M at 1 I
''"' - . n iniiiinr ol tli Until.
K Mil III ult IlfealhiiiK, I'lulti'tliu ftllli
.iiikw -iiium aong rcU'allQIla wlian M
- a -i.-t fullness i.l visuin. Mil lip
' K til" h ,j',t, I eterMld Mill Pain
i leal, I'ri rr. r of I'-tniiirnlifin,
sni film -kin an 1 K)n, Pain
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FLAND SO HUMAN 1MTTERS
: rihwl Alcohol or fyirit of
tt mi t'urt. I i. (Hipij of
ire J 3, or 'il rrim iic oi Hunt-,
I l-ir-. r. as mc iiruiatlr lcrmi-il. Hi.
ii .. u nr uifri Krtioiia or tiip in'
s n tt tic I f I Therffire, In one lt
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J t ".nil t t r.ipr c.t.v i rrtlrn.turii.. hut
I.CIil'l Hi cllt I.
i ji..i.-i ui.n.i.. Hi.n;
mrj'nill f.r t .- nnt iiu-IimI tn-.
"w, c 1 i life. r-i fnr u-e In r
ul c rl"ln .i-nt m rtlilire.! iri'fitt
"S'T." II l ito.oflhr Bllifrc.
tfiiT - i ia im iif lltlf t.
r-. i( nt 1 mr 6T.I CHI .
1 1 ' ;u i , I..4UIK t Hint tin- ti-
(ir r cf i A li ,rit m ov--r.-biti".
ItrrilJ i I. -lily ncrpoalW uul
lu Hit? 1. .'. -i I iniitininii-ihr iiicr.j.'.
uc of the IM:rr. The line ol ll.e I
1 Vi tier tofle, whw'i mny perwini
hijiht Tlit-y iriUKt Like iiitot-uunidrr.
it t - ' m-j3t ui 1 1 i:iuraiiirt-J to U-
M ul tr. A tnt r .rti-Ift raul.l U- fur
i tie injiti (id J hiir -, '"l urtivlol A.
il retift an h -nil conta n nono bin
ingreii rnt-, n J they who -ni ct to ol.
eati c :ni .O'l, a . I ly biil.tteil br it.
UMHM, A MS
TT. IV I J "11 J I i It.
WILL tl UK YOf.
nrr Ilii-(.'rrnlPH. IIIiiui! l'tii lll-
cm linoii it
etllcal HrUi ni will cra'lieati- iliie
K from ltniure b.ocd, Iirbillly of lln
ii.iitiTv tirr"". dt Uioi-nkoil Iilver,
in a in ner i-mo ii.nn any
other known rem
hole HU)irfme uouit oi r-nnylvaniA
r tne reine-lien. Who uouhl auk fur
Itied and utionnerletnmony ?
rse W. oo-iwaru, lormeiiy i.tiict Ju.
the Huprcine totirt of lVnn)hania, at
member ot Con;;rcn Irom I'cnnijldi.
I'hiladclidiia. March U. I07.
nonann a iirrinan ii.uin it a l'oo i ionic.
duentira of the ilixetiT ormi", and oi
tilt In cares ol tltbiliiy and uaut c
lion in the pyatrm. . ur, trnlr,
OKOlUiK W. WlJObWAIttl.
ie Thomi -'Jii, t'luef Jurtico of the Hii-
1 a . ; Ieipln.1, April lis, lNi7.
Itr Ilocfhn (n r. nil IhlliT a lulua
itio incatea of atlai Ka nf lnlic nlon T
, I can crt,l tn.a Irom my oin-n.
Vour, w.th rrat-rct.
tgr bharswoc I, Jiiniico oi tun iireine
l'i iiiult Iphia, Jnn.-1,
fniinil by experience that lloorlaiid'i)
i iiira o n ry .end tonic, rclietin
ffyrninoma aim t uirecui
, r. uoicra. Ji-iytr ti tho City of isuf.
Major' '!i e. Ilullaln. Jijui- 52, IfeOO,
ititd il-.ullucil'a i.crniHii Hitters and
ny l.irnn) d ir ill! lm ii-t ciir, and cnii
id them ni an rX 'elli'iit tunic-, iinparl
nil viftsr to urn at atetn. Their 1 1 .- - li.n
uctlvo uf U Inlly tcnolloial otleeta.
W3I. I . HIKJKItS.
ci M Wood. (x-Mnjoro! WillimmH)rt
re.it jilca-urc m recntnmcndlnK Hoof,
m n Tome I - any one. who may I't-nl-
Il Hvsp p
I had tho l)yaiK'pln ao
as Iinp3"d.le r keep any luod on my
ma 1 ii"i.iaie hcku nauui 10 ot-uiiic
al f a mile
To boiilea uf Tuiil - of-
.ind i ticritun Ionic, will cure, every
... mi ll lTIVVl Ill'IV IIV'TIH'
110 D V.,
.. II. . Ifnnfli. n.l'd i'nrmnn lTnlllb
omi'dn-'i oi ynit rc.piitolo pmifyllio
iblo )oil tu p.iia anli'lv ttirouKli liny
III- IIIH lOII'I'l H'l" -' II- M.ll.J . -1WM,
(lit. IMMU ll.l.l ii n
aubililulu Irr .Mercury 1'IIN.
LS A DOS-;. Tho most powerful, yet
cent, Veitetablo C'stlnirtii' i.lionii.
necosmiry to take n liainllul oi tlu-fu
iduco tho ileun d illi'ct. Two of llieni
: nnd iiou i-rfully, I'lciiiumi! tho I.iw r,
ind ll'iu'ilrf, ot nil nnpurltiej. Tho
nKredlcnt is I'cuIonSij llui, or thu Alco
ract of Mundrnke, w Inch la by many
u powetlul, nctma and i'iirclnng, llun
,iko luclf, Ha pecul'iir uetioii i iipriii
i;leiuiini; It apicdny I'loniall ulntiiic
all the. poncr of Jlercury, yet lieu
is injurious results attui'licd to tho unci
louses In "lili'h tho Uio of n cathartic
80 PUIS Mill Kill! I'lltllO bUlli-InC
. Thi'V M'A'i:it TAIL.
of Iilver Ciiiiipl-iint, ijajn')sia, and
Oitiveneaa. Ilr. lloollunil'a (juniinii Hit
nio, should bo used in rmiiiectlon wllh
Tho tonic tllect of the ilitlera, or Toulc,
tho ayatcm. Tho ll.tleis, or Tonic, pu
blood, alreiiKlheiiM tho iimea,
I.ivcr, und gitcs ktri'ugtli, eiici(!yaui
ur Bowels aellvn with tlin I'llla, mill
,o system with Hitters, or Toiuu, aud
can relulu tho hold, nr evi u aasall you,
t that It is Ur IlnoM md'o (Jitiiimii lU'iii
i aro so tmiwrmlly utcd and lui'lily
,ded; and dn not allow thu druKijiBt to
1 10 take anything cite. Hint he, may h.iv
rood, becnusu h" iiuikea u lan;;r protit
I'fO remedies will bo a c 1 1 1 by K.xpicaa In
y upon nppluallou to tho I'lll.NCIl'AI.
at Hie (.ini.MAN MKDHIKh taTUKU,
1 KTltEIIT. IMIH.AIUU-I'JIIA.
!1IAN. .11. i:VA.H, l'roiiiK-tor.
Tormor y . M. JacUsoD x uu,
ilUi i? fir aiu d iiuijnl
ul .Hi iiii OJiirrs evcrywuur
MI.MAI.1) SALOON AND HAH
JOHN UAH.H, l'r..rlp.ir.
10? Cmtmr-iiil Atrniie, CAtliO, U.MXOIri
Jli-t l.rmi.t of :.ilif.riiUCI,ir-Jii-l imiiml,
BlI.t.tAIlf) MiiMn furnished 'itn il.., I, at 0
lil.Ji. ' I'?!1 'r ""iP'n 'l will' xIik-'i H'l"""
mill clKarw l Uih linct l,r.trnt.
S Ti. 3vE 3? X. 33 BOOKS
I oiirtecnlli Ml. mid :ini.
,MI.(.l.l!.l,J sample, lt.vmn are sto. ki d
J. u iih pur- iinKiiici miii .-, Imtiora mid cli;.ir,
anil ni.t .,,,.,i.,-.l irom it... i.r In first-class
.it. n"11' '" '" belter -.iUiliincnt In houih
ern llllli'-i', and noim U-Ut aloehed. f, mqiJ
tost tli ..nous brands ul wines nti I liquor-.
J. . IIAIlKKfili.
D'KAI.HR JN FUHNITUIIE
IIOU.SL; l'lJUNLSHINf (J0O0S
IS") t& 187 Cummcrciiil Avoiiuo
CM 110, II. 1. 1. SOI!-.
UIKM'KltlKS AM) ItltY ;M)N.
NOTIONS, HOOTS AND SHOES,
HAT A.VI CAI'pi, KTC,
lla. ju.l received a heay a !; of llool and
fcliot-a, lluaitry and .Villon-,
Toil SALE FOK CASH VEUY CHKAF
He itlto ha a a fii.r .lock of l'amlly Crccerlea ot
C'UiN'EK SIXTH-ST. AND COMMEIt
IMIOItS. HASH. KTC I
W. -Y. THORTOS,
1 lU'ILDEHS' SLM'l'LY DKI'OT,
13J TIINTII STRKET,
lluori, Snail, HI I ml a, .Motilillinrn,
liM-l.iiltrr-t.tHnmli Wluilon and Ilooj
l'miiiPM, Klnurinc, I.(i,
MiIiikIik, .lncrl Snail, (.laxt-d Slile
I.lKlif Ulnxril Trannoiutt,
Sik.Ii Wflslits, Mult I'iiIIIvm nnd Conli, J
Illluil I'liati'iilnico, lloollnc;
trie, llooflni; (Vliiriil, IMnMrrlDft-
I'nppr, (-ni-pct ITU, Wbilc
i.i-nil, I.liisoil Oil, Amcrii-nii lViiuloir
('litsi, i:ii;llsli iiuil I'rvucli
I'liiUi iiliiHH, I'lillj-, Ilnzlpr'i I'ululN,
M? -r IIH" I'ulriit Iilimiry .
AOK.VTS lur Itock Ititer I'aper (.'oinpan'
hhe.iihinir IVlt and tiiiarliCeiutnt.
nnii ' iiiiprovmi itoonni; aiwayt
MOUND CITY AND'cUIlVo
THE kSTEAE TUG, CACHE
Cai-t. AVili.iam II. San-ducky.
V. ILL IH it
1'OUH TRIPS KVKItY DAY
ioot or i:niiini uriitLT,
Liiavk Mi) City,
At 8.30 a.m.
At 11.30 a.m.
At U.30 p.m.
At C.30 p.m.
At. . .
in 1 A.M.
. 10 A.M.
WILL LAND. AVIIEN HAILED,
IIO.V I'ACTOHY, llAWK'M.ANIllNO, KY.
MOUTH OP CACIIK, MAltINK WAYS,
AX 11 NAVY YAH11.
jan it rri:its.
STEAI AINTJ) GAS FITTER
;.vs nx'H Ki:s,
(ias i'itter',1 nnd II il in l.t- r' i limleilul, Wuoi)
pUlllpi, Klnbo '111-1 Mte o tlllvas, allip
coi:Ua,olitcU v.ilvea, etc.
U-i) .hu nt loll
T'u 11 lliolliorH l'ali'iit Dry 1iin Mi'lorai
And Sdirehoiiao, Wells A Oo'h Automatic Wattt
Indicator and Uupply Volvo for ateam boilers,
wi.sTr.r.'s ni.ocK, roMMnnriAii-AVKKuy.
Tlu; Tornado ol'I'ircin flihnM
Oi ltfin ami Irot;traH or the Aw
I'cn-iMclurcM of the i:triuir
tliiiary Street x-ncs
Siihliiiiu and Aue-lnapifliij
FleeliiK Hel'iire the J lre-Cloutl.
The lloiucleias 3ulf Itmie.
f!peelnl Corre-ji in I r.coflle Hh( iibbian J
Chicago lu.t., Oct: lo. J7I. Tlio
tjri'lit oonllagriitioii of iiivxlcrn tinii; lnn
bei-n raL'ingin tliij citv airu-o 10 o'clm k
on -Sundity tilL'lit. We Ihivd Lt-oti vMtml
by nn n)iimllin lalaiiiiiity. Only two
day ngo lliii was onu .'"tln- proudou
citic on tho American (.-uiitiii-iil; to tluv
nioro than ono-thlrd in extinct, anil two"
thirda in value, ol thi gient city nn- hut
njhi-, nnd hrokon tvnll- and ritlbiili.
Thou- ut a dituni'u can luivt- not tiio most
remote conception oftlie extent nftliu ruin
rouclit. Even tlio i-oole-t iiitollueu nt.
uwo itriekin nt tlio i-tn -j-iiitmlij of tlio di..
a-ter. LauuoLje i- im leijnMt'! tulmuribe
the scenes by Tiliicli e aro Mirroutided.
Dirpatclica could iiavo tjiven ym but u
fitint conception of tlio vat extent of the
diurict doviisttd, und tho value of thn
property dti-lroyeil. Your corrcpondent
realizea tlio utter Impracticability of any
ellort to "ive your readers nnvtliint? li!:o ii
complete account of tlio great coiillL;ra-
iion which mu ueiroycu tun lair eitv.
In tho midt of ooiifuiljii, of the wildest
fcenc.-, with iiiiokct'loud' over me. and
black and Hooking mini before nndarouud
me, I undertake to as auccinct nn arcotint
of the ori"in and nro-fresi of the lire nml
defcribo such iccnt. connected with it as
tho circumstances ol" the case fcetn to re
quire. Perhaps nothing like the diiastcr
of which I write hn occurred since men
begun to keep records of events.
SCENE'S DCIilNO THE FlitK.
In a ratastronlic of thU character it is Im-
pos.ible that anytliint; liko a full present
ment of details can bo made, or indeed
ever will be made. As in a great battle,
even spectators oftlie whole progress of
the terrible iluvaitatiuii aro poor reporters
of what they actually saw. The excite
ment, the magnitude' of the panorama of
horror to absorbs, o fascinates the facul
ties, the incident! and particulars of each
minute are forgotten oven if clearly been.
Standing in a com pa rati vol v safo spot
near tho jur.c:ion of tho Nortll and South
rivers, 1 surveyed a waste of ruin and
llame extending lo the lake in front, and
on either band far bojond what it was
posiiiie in see, nnu then, perhaps, more
than at any other time, the magnitude of
me great, cainmny burst upon inv mind.
Thy conflagration was still furiously pro
gressing, but I looked not so much at
the fiery line lighting so Ilercelv, as nt tho
wilderness of ruin over which it had
remorselessly swept. "Where arc tlio
praud structure?, tho magnificent stores
and business palace which bud been tho
glory of Chicago'' Vanished as if
before the breath of nn enchanter.
Nothing left even to indicate their charac
ternothing but tho revcrso of their grent
ness und beauty. Here, where stood n
proud, exultanteity here.whcrc throbbed
tho heart of its commercial energy Uiw
thing but a rugged chaotic cxpaiieo uf
dcfolato destruetinn an un-ightly broken
plain, still hot with uitaubdued llami- and
rolling upwards a dun, collored cloud of
smoke. Here und theru were walls in
which were liui;e gaps, and thu jugged
peaks rote with bleak uneven protlle, while
between such stark sentinels were wide
apaces covered with that black and horri
ble ftn which only u temnot of llame
can leave behind. 'J'ho lines of streets
were obliterated, for so intomu had been
tho action of the heat and tho forco of
miles of llamejlanned by a wind-storm,
that houses not merely crumbled and foil,
but burst open and scattered the materials
of walls on nil ide?, while tho lighter
woolcn stun" of tho interior was torn up
into the air as by an awful suction andshed
abroad from a great hight. lleforo tho
power of auch a lire even the biggest struc
tures yielded up its whole snaeo it toem
cd as if in a moment. AValls fell outward
or inward as if melted or uprooted, and
tho llames bounded onward with a apeed
inconceivable. The extraordinary speedy
demolition of building wa owing mainly
to tlioir being attacked on two or three
si'les by Ihimca at the inniu time and tho
terrible heat that lirccceded tho immediate
coming of tho lire. The wind blowing
stroiiL'ly, boro tho breath of miles nf lire
and actually parched and aenrehed all lim
ner nm! Uriel; wliilo the actual contl igiutlun
win vet blocks dl'tnut. so that all inllunm.
bio material becaiiio so heated and dry that
it mi run u into flame wi hunt ulliir cutituct.
Tho vast extent of tne lire front bewildered
nnd confuted persons fleeing for safety nnd
often thoy found themselves circumvented
by it roaring hull all of a sudden and per- I
ished in a moment.
Hut while tho evedwolton thehorrii'viiiL'
scenea what a mliiL'led tumult aimitn flu
oar. -lie voicci ot excited mtiltiludia '
near ami in ilistunco blended into a dull
rushing sound, whilo tho nrourens of Uro
gavu up a noiso llko tho roar of a burning
foruHiind tho lieu vent glowed as it tranu
muted into brass. It was n spectacle, a
time words cannot portray. Tho unuttera
ble pathos of the ruin was forgotten in
tho unell of its untialliliLr grandeur nnd
a dumb wonder nt tho triumph of lire over
nil that was great in n splendid city.
now the mii: okiqinatkh.
It is HOW lirottv well settled in the
minds of tho noonlo that the llro urifln.
ntcd in ono ot two ways. Tlio first of tho
theories is based upon tlio statement of it
little girl who resided on tho AVcst Sldu
somo blocks south of Jackson street. Shu
states that soino bovs worn pluviug with
matches In u building where thero was u
collection of light combustible materials,
that the Hume ol tho mutches coming in
contact with these shavings, thoy were ig
nlttil, aim In nn Incredibly short space of . vni. o ol tho main column. The llr,-l rush
timo tlio building was nnu pyramid of flro. Mow.ird lha Nouth Division , was staved.
im - .i. i . . .. it
i no warn in mu time was iiiowlntr a
feet gale Irom tho wmth. Thu aluiiu was
given, but bufoio tho tiro dcpnitimmt could
get in position to eflectively work against
h further jirogn-.j nf the firo it number of
buildings wero in llames, und thu wind
was sweeping thu dev-ouring element
northward with wonderful rapidity.
Thu other theory is Wed upon tho
statement of a gcntlomnii who positively
ILLINOIS, TIIL'ItSDAV. OCTOBER 12 1871
aierH that tho flro was cauod in tho flrst
nstanco by tho explosion of n coal oil
lamp. Instead of from the careless use of
matches by boya. Jtoth "tatemoiiti loc.tto
the origin of the flro in tho same house at
tho corner of Cannlport avenue nnd HjiI
stead street, in tho southwestern part of
tho city, between ono und two miles from
the court house, known ni tho pork-packing
nnd lumber district.
the rnEMONiTio.vs or r.ui.v.
It was between nine and ten o'clock whon
tho nlarm was given. One statement
places tho timo as lato as ten o'clock,
while others nssort that tho flro was Urnt
dltcovercd about nine o'clock. It was,
probably, a few minutes alter that time.
The weather had been exceedingly dry;
the wind wa blowing almost a galo fro'm
the southwest. Tho tire, starting in a
neighborhood where Ihcro were numerous
lumber yards, planing mills, and other
wooden atructure", fed tipsn thwo light
combustible', and tho flames spread with
incredible rapidity. Tho whole, he.vons
wero lighted up with a lurid glare. Vast
volumes of flame, ax-etned ut time to have
been detached by the fury of tie gale and
precipitated forward over citiro square.',
kindling now (Ires to feed other flame col.
umns to le hurried forward on their mf
aion of devastation.
PKOOUESS or THE co.vn.Aou.uiu.v.
It was now it littio after 10 o'clock.
Tho fire had already made fearful lmvoc
A vast tract, perhaps UO or II) blocks on
the West Side, noitli and south of .luck
son street, was one great field of lire. As
yet, the ptoplo on the East Side felt them
selves comparatively aafe. Th'iy had lit
tle apprehension thattho lire would cross
the river. The light from the burning
city illumiunld tho heavens with u fear
ful glure. The streets wero filled by an
excited multitude. l'eople from their
burning homes. The noise of the roaring
tornudo of llames as it swept onward in its
career ot tiuvasiuuoii rose ubovo the tu
mult und din of the great houseless multi
tude that tied before its devouring fury.
ip iu una time me inhabitants on the
East Side hud been hopeful. They relbd
largely on the el.ar.tctcr of their iron and
stone iront buildings. Tho track of the
Are flend wus already nearly a mile in
length und hulf n mi!e wide. A vast
multitude, hurried from their burning
homes, were crossing the river before the
iidvuncing coining of llame. The wind
whistled and howled through the street.-,
and the bright light of the tiro overv mo
ment grew brighter. The heat in tltu vi
cinity of tho lire became intcnao us tho
winds fanned tho glowing timbers to a
Still in tho lower part of the city in thu
vicinity of the great hotel" nnd business
the feeling among the people was more
that of commiseration for the sufferers on
thu west side and apprehensions for their
own safety, 'lhey iliil not as yet .fully
beleave that it would cross tho river.
Still the wind roared through the street',
und still lhu flames blazed and crackled
aiming the timbers uf fast consuming
dw 'lings and shops along Jackson itreet,
nnu .ortli of that -tree: on tho wt-t side.
Thcirowds in tlie streets, in the eastern
part of the city, wero every moment grow
ing larger: the noUo was increasing. It
was tiow fully cMdciit that the fire en
gine' could du n. .thing tj resist tie- on
ward inarch uf the flames. A feeling of
uneasiness began to provado the thronging
multitude in tlieatreets.
the niir. CUO.-.SES THE IttVEIt.
It is now a littio after 11 o'clock. The
flro was raging along tho west side up the
river, extending Irom Jackson to Adams
street. Men forgot the flight of time
moments bjcumo hours. Some builditius
in the neighborhood of Jackson street, on
the east tide, were prochimed to bo on lire.
Tho Jackson street bridge was all a bluze.
Tho hearts of tho pcoplu on the east side
sunk within them. They now fully rea
lized the magnitude of danger. The wind
was blowing great sheets ol tire down into
the heart ot'tho city. Strong men trembled,
women shrieked, and children became
In an incredibly short space of timu the
Are had reached Wells street, and with
another leap the stately buildings on I.a
tallo street were all ablaze. Front Jack
son street northward the lire column seem
ed to leap forward to Adams, Mouroe.aud
on toward Madison street. One of the
Unet quarters of the city was now
swuliowed, as it were, in u vortex of lire.
No pen can descritlo tlio condition of things
at this time.
Truly it would bu impossible to find
languiiKo to describe the scenes which fol
lowed tho announcement that tho flre-lljnd
had;crossed the river, and was rapidly
making its wav through the verv center of
It was now midnight. The heavens
were lighted up witli a lurid glare, tho
vast surging multitude swayed to ami fro,
while abuvo the roar of tlio wind, and
the crackling of the flames, rose tho con
fused noise of shouting men and walling
women. .Merchants wero gathering uptheir
most valuable article;, such as book;
and papers; landlords' wero arousing their
guest, and advising hasty departure ;
men, loaded with thu most precious trens.
urea of the hou-ehold, followed by uwo
stricken women and frantic children, were
ru-hiiig away from tho lire-demon as rap
idly us the thronged condition of the
streets .would admit; women, separated
from their families, gave utterance to
shriek" that rang out clear and shrill
above the horrible roar of the ilevourliiL-
flames and thu wild moan of thu wind as
it swept thu ilery deluge along in lis
march uf ruin.
Vast isinoku clouds hovered over all the
central und northern part of the city. Tlio
lire-light, reflected back from tho dense
smoke, shown with it baleful red glaie that
was tiuly awe-inspiring. Strong men
grow powerless, mid becamo frantic in face
of tho appalling calamity.
A littio after twelvoVelock tho gues t
of thu large, boarding houses' in tho neigh
borhood of Slato and Adams streets, were
turned horrified into thu streets to swell
tho vast imiltitudu already abroad.
pmmitK.ss or thu'vi.amks
Hy 111 o'clock the lire had made considera
ble progress on tlio South Side, and in an
other hour the Uro was raging with great
fury as fur east us Wells, Lu Salli aud
Chirk streets, nnd us fur north as Monroe
and Adams street. The wind wu
blowing n perfict gulu from tin-south-v.-uat.
Ureal mass of flaming l.u.irds, ahln
gles, A.-C, wen. cimied by u. wind i tlu
distance of hulf a block or morn .iiiddoiiiu.
ited on roofs, thus cruitlng lire in ml
i no siiiomi in mnt quarter as siillociitlll''.
, i cojiie coiiiu enreeiy nivalin-. Thecuurso
taken by the nlarinid multitude now sut
in towiod .MUlilgaii nvi nuo and thu lake
shore. Thu wl.cl. .pmg between the
buildings and tliu inku was so,ni filled, aud
as Jar touili in Lake Park and even lur
ther, were collected perhaps, 100 000 pen-
po by 2 o clock on Monday morning,
No pen cim deseribe the scene presented
nt 2 o clock on Monday morning. The
wholo central portion of the city was In
volved in tho ruin. It were -i useless task-
to essay to ileal In particulars. Individu
als wonj lost sight ofin the viiii surging
iiiuiiiiinics lurneil Into the streets. So
particular localities lost nil notieo amid
tho general ruin of im entire ell v. And
ft II tho multitude Increased along tho
mite snore nnd on .Michigan avenue. Not
inng were, thoy allowed to remain here.
The flro flend was m Hose and hot pursuit.
Several blocks r-n ihnt nventin were i-.
nltcd by the flying flakci or lire, and the
great crowd was pushed further toward
M this t'ir.etho flro had otcn led east to
AYabivh and .Michigan avenue, und was
moving north toward tho rivor. The board
of trade bulldlne-, tho cont-house, the Met
ropolitan hotel, the )cst-oiliee, St. Jatneg
hotel, Sherman houso tho Troniont houe,
Matteson houso nnd and n vast number of
the best business hounos In the very centre
of the city, wero all burning, lleforo day
light tho whole district lutwcfln the river
and AVnbnsh avenue, nnd from Jackson
street to Lake atreet, vu- one grcr.t fiery
furnace. Several blocks of magnificent
structures on AVnbash nvenue. extending
cat to Michigan avenue, which it was
thought for n timo would resi-t tho furv of
tho Ilery tornado, at last succumbed, iuid
was speedily made into n shapeless heap
AI.ONO THE LAKE hllOP.E.
The inteno heat of tho lire in tl. cltv
had forced the vat multitude collected
along MIchlgnn avenue bad: to tlu fur
thpst verge of tho beach, und southward
into Luke park and even down to Coitago
grove. The day dawn found not fewer
than 75,000 persons exposed t tho wind
and mist of tlio lake, who had been but n
few short hours before surrounded by tho
comforts of home.
It Is impossible to describe tho scene nre-
sontcd by these now houseless, homeless,
mm, in many eases, penniless people.
Hither had been brought the" old, tho in
firm ami the sjc;( rccued from burning
homes. It wa- indeed a pitiable sight to
see tho pule, emaciated and suffering men,
women and children, removed from com
fortable) couche, and laid out in the open
air with perhaps only a blanket or two un-1
der them, and only tho smokc-ha.cd sky '
jur ii covering uuovo iiiom. i no amount
of sull'ering thus entailed upen the help,
less sick cnii not bo estimated.
A SLEEPLESS NKJHT AND A HOPELESS DAWN.
All night tho fire llcud contained its
dread work of devastation. Strangers
hud been hurriel from their quarters in
in the hotels and compelled to trtko llieir
chance, in tho general chaos into which
every thing wus thrown by untoward
calamity to tho city.
All niirht the hurrviii-r thron-'s had been
driven before tho fust-travelli:;-? flames.
poods taken from burning houses to local
ities suppo-ed to bo safo wcto soon endan
gered ngiiin, and had to bo removed to still
more remoto sections of tho city or ob.m
doned at last as a prey lo the lla'nies. Sud
denly enveloped in denso clouds of siiil".
ocatng smoke, groat crowds rushod into
thu lake or river. Tho number of lives
thtrs lost must have been giswt. Riliab!o
persons state that they saw numbers of
people throwing themselves, into the Lake
to e-capo n mora horrible fute by being
strangled by tlio stifling clouds of hut
smoke from" the raging' cauldron of flro
on tiie soutnsido ol tlio river.
Il llio night had been ono of alarms and
caaseless anxiety tosco'esof thousands, tho
dawn found them hopeless nnd desparing.
Tho wind, which had been blowing from
the flrst a brcezo that amounted almost to
a gulp, seemed to gather strength with tho
coming day, and careered over the doomed
city, creating whirlwinds of fire, which
seemed to clutch every object and reach
far out in quest of more food to appease its
No pen can adequately defr.ribo the
awful sublimity of the scene. Tlio light
from tho first buildings which hud fallen
a prey to the llames had not faded away,
before tho ndvanco columns of lire were
two miles away, of tho North division,
leaving in its track but glowing fires and
Til E EXTENT 01' THE UC1N WROUGHT.
It is impo-siblo even to conjecture tho
full extent of tho losses wrought by this
unparalleled conflagration. The track cf
tho tiro is a milo and it half in width and
between threo and four miles in length, em
bracing tho most substantial of tho once
flourishing and great city of Chicago. All
tlio.great hotels, public buildings, and ex
tensive mercantilo houses nro but rudo
heaps of ashes, and fragments of brick ami
SOME -STItlKlNO INCIDENTS.
At onu time, after the flro hnd been rac
ing in the centre of the city, nnd while tin
Urn was raging on tho -oiith side of tho
river, a considerable number of persons
wurucuiou irom crossing ailitcouiu not
retreat en account of the llames. Tho wa
ter or the firo waa thu allurnutivo present
ed. Not long did they hesitute, und tho
whole party were soon struggling in tho
rivor. It is not known if all sately reached
tho shore; but mo bravo fellow seized a
littio girl, plunged in and safely crossed
with his precious burden.
AVhile the fire was mging in the vicini
ty of Miidieon and Dearborno streit', nml
when Mc Vickur's theutte mid tho ndju
cent buildings wcru crumbling into ruins,
above tlio red furnace-, by whlelf it was
surrounded, rose tho dark outline of tho
Trilutttt building, which seemed a iiionu
ini'iit lilted to resist tliu fiercest onset of
the devouring element. Thorn wero ruins
all around and still it roared ii s lofty walls,
seemingly acathle-s. Hut, llku its noigh-lur-i
it too wus doomed, and very soon
came down with a thundering crus'li lcav
ingoiily u portion of tdowalU near tho
corner of Madison und Dearborn streets,
broken monuments of the terrible calumi
t. Men went about iin if demented.
Nor is it a wonder. Who eouhl remain
Til E UIIOLT.s AMONll THE ItUl.S'a.
No sooner was the extent of thu dls,it, i-
known abroad, than llio ghouls of tho race,
who ever haunt scenes, of disaster and
misfortune, began t.i gather. Thieve.
mingled with tho great stricken multitude
und busily plied their vocittlon,
oven in that diro hour of en
laiuily. Villiaiis sulzed upon tho fleeing
inhabitants u they ciuno Irom their blaz
ing homes, and endeavored to take whnt
littio remained to them, saved from tho
general wreck, llackmeii and evpresa
drivers, und car-men, seemed to Iiavo lost
all couscienee and charged fabulous sums
for convoying u load Irom the scene of
destruction to u silo distance. Men whb
had largo sums ol money, nniti avoring to
convey it away to phci' of safo iy, wore
betel b. lliiovcs. even in the atr ct, in
tho gai'lsli light of their lOlisutniiH'
houses, and lo'iiud uf the r rei iailun all.
Due instance Is known of n hneknni'i
exacting Irom u distraite 1 husband i'm
in convey His invalid witu Irom hi
' 0 ' 'I 1
ttvf d0Unrs was 'regarded as verv inodetate
ehaie,e for nit express wagon to'tako n load
often squares, S50and $100 wero frequent
ly demanded nnd paid for a wagon and
team of two horses for half on hour. It
seemed Hint hulf tho peoplu of this class
had turned out to bo thieves und robbers
of tho most dangerous character. Instances
nro known In which liackmcn agreed to
convoy ladles to n place of snt'utv, and
whan n littio way from tho crowd", delib
erately robbed them of their Jewelry and
wlintcvcr valuables thoy might have about
them, and then turning out of their cabs
lo tnko caro of thcmioivcs.
AVhen tho flro was raging along Lasalle,
C'ark nnd Stato streets, and sweeping on-wur-1
toward AVnshington and ltnndolph.
toward the Nortll, tho great commercial
hous" wero thrown open and an elfort
mado to save tho most valuable, good.
The harvtst of tho thieves began at this
time. The police had lost control. Thoso
intent on profiting by the firo now went
in with great zest. 'Thoy loaded them
sehus with the richest goods, and sought a
place of ooiiccalmont. A banker had a
cash.box in in his hand, containing SuO,
000, which he wa endeavoring to convoy
nwny. Threo desperadoes seized upon him
witli the Intention of robbing him. To
prevent it he throw the box with Its valu
able contents Into tho fire, rather than
yield it to theso ghouls of disastrous fute.
THE NTAItVINO MULTITUDE. .
Monday morninir broke with the flrc-llcnd
still sweeping onward in its devastating
course through tho North division. Tho
groat building, such us Fnrwell's, Field,
Leitir & Co.'s store, Crosby's opera house,
the court house, Tremont house, Sherman
house, post office, Exchnnge, MoA'ieker's,
Tribune building, nnd thu great blocks,
around Custom louo place on tho South
side, still blazed up fiercely, when kindled
Into fury by tho fitful guts of wind. Tho
smoke cloud still hunt: over tho devastated
district. All niaht the houseless nnd
j homeless people, tilled with anxiety, and
lrcquuiiiiy startieil by fresh nlnrms, luul
watched tho sublimo und awful conflagra
tion ns it hurried forward to freh con
quest! over tho proudest works of nmn.
-Many in tlio vnt throng of anxious
-pcetators of tlio awful scene had been stnr
tled by tho first iibirin, and left llieir homes
suipperlesi : but tho nltiht passed and tho
day came iigain, bringing no prospects of
breikfii't. The sun mounted toward the
zenith, and yet the gnnwings of hunger
wus not appeased. Tho scene became
pitible in tie' ex'trenn. Thousands of,
children, who had never known what it
was to wmit oven for the luxuries of life,
now pitiously ciied for bread they could
not get. -Men with haggard looks, nnd
bliaal-shot eves, wearied bv exertion and
anxious cure, uurcfrcshed by slumber or
food, moved about with n listlcs nir, and
ifspnken to, frequently returned for an
answer, a vacant nd menniugless stare, as
if reason nnd power of utterance had van
The day wore slowly away, and still
thousands had taken u food. Tin- cries
oftlie children becamo more boisterous;
women wept, and even strong men bouvd
in u'uitter.ible pgony.
Tho wind blew clouds of dufl, ashes nnd
smoke into their very faces, and enveloped
and covered them up; until thoy scarcely
wor-- tho semblance of human beings.
Nolliltm I evera.xw; nothing L ever rend
nbout ; nothing the imagination over con-
I J' .... -tl'i v,.-. -.irun ,i.m ill. liilliU SO
iitr.i1 mi .... f i,f.i:nii a. In ... .J ...
terrible a picture of human woe, as the
scene, witnessed by tho lakeside on that
terrible evoning. i hero rolled up the
dark, portontiou.s clouds cf smoke, ming
led witli tlio red tongues of llame, mount
ing high up into tho heaven", that told
of a devastated and ruined city. Hero
the inhabitants, hurried out into tho streets
almost without warning, away from their
homes-, destitute of everything that could
mini-tor to their comfort ; crvinir for
by watching, and nwc-
stricken by the extent of their misfor
tunes. It was altogether such a sccno as
tlio world has seldom witnessed.
Tlio red -un went down behind tlio
smoke-cloud. Tho imiutnl of night un
rolled over tho ruffled waters of the lake.
The lurid fire-light of tho still burning city
cast a great glare over tho sccno. Hut
never In thu history of man has a day
elo-ed so sadly with so many hundreds of
thousands of people wntching bv tho
smouldering ruins of their homo-. Never
befurohas night fallen on ruins so vast, so
THE M.ENE AT NKIHT.
If the day had passed so sadly and so ter
ribly,tho night came on witli still gloomier
prospects. Toward evening some train
Inausof provisions' hail arrived, nlnl nn ..r.
i . - -
I iri was made to supply tho immediate de.
manus ot tho most necessitous. Tlio pangs
-,i ii-iui:, Hum in iiiiiiiv casus appeased.
Hut the smouldering ruins still lltfull
I blazed hero and there with a strange, wild
I light, marking out distinctly tho devastat
ing traok of the tornado of 'flro that had
sweep', through it.
Ftirtlnr away loomed til) the irrand nml
glowing light of the flro cloud, as it rolled
away beyond the river to the northward.
The olaUor, the noise, tlio buzz, hum and
confusion which had prevailed during the
previous night had sobered down some
w lint. The ethilcruting ell'cets of tho first
great storm of crelteiiient luul passed
away. Exhau-lioii had succeeded; tho
lithu movements had eeasid. '.Men moped
around; women sobbed themelves into
uneasy slumbers wherever thoy could find
u placu under tlio broad canopy uf heaven.
Tho waitings of di-trcsscd and homeless
children ealii'i bet no in subdued murmurs
on the night wit.d. Policemen, we iried by
tlioir con-tant exertion, lo-i their wuteli
fulness, nnd moved about with
a vacant, listless nir, while the ghouls that
haunted the seeiiu of disaster plundered
at will. Devils wearing tlio form of mi'ii,
went about rubbing the helpli-- and in
sulting the feehln and defenceless. 'I'lm
sick, carrkd from homes of comfort und
laid under tho trees in t he parks and on
the bench, cxpiir-l unattended by gioups
of sorrowing friends dledalnlie. with thu
mirth tor u I'o'ieli and the sky tor a can
Even unr'd thu-enwnes, which wcroaiit
liciont to uiovn the very stone- to cry
out in an agon v of sympathy, tln'ie moved
amid the wieck and through tho smoke.
tilled streets, beings wearing the funis of
men, but with minds and limits filled
witli morn than satanlc malign. ty, with
deliberate purpose and prepared torches,
to assist thu iinco'itrollablc conflagration
to u more spe-dy triumph. 1 hear that
two of thute evil genii of destruction wero
caught with saturated shavings in tho act
of setting lire ton houso and hiiiged lm
inedi'ilely mi a lamp-post. It is also stated.
ami 1 shall bu only too happy to coulitm
thu report, Hint llvo other human ghouls
wero cau ;ht, while maltreating, and rob
bing thu helpless, and summarily shot.
Hut why multiply horrors') AVhyscek
in cunvey io mu IllllUIS ot others 1110 UIS
tress of our own I Tlio details of this un
purallelod calamity Would fill u volume.
Your correspondent, wearied by watchful
ness, was glud to welcomo tho dawn of an
other day, which would bring him relief.
BULLETIN BUILDING, WASHINGTON AV
o.ii.iiismio.'m and romvAitniNu.
(H ,or of Ay era ICo.)
General Commission Merchant
133 OHIO LEVEE,
: C.UU0, iLLIXOIg.
J. M. PHILLIPS Si CO...
(Successors to I II. Hendrlck. Co.,)
Forwarding and Commission
AV II AI'.F-HOAT PllOIMUETOIhS,
Tal Advances rn
Are prenred to receive, store aa orward
freights to all points and buy ntU
sell on commission.
ec-Ilu-i-ieis attended lo promptly.
II. M. IIULEN,
GltOCER and COKFECTIOIV
A'o. 134 Conimcrcial-aA'e.,
MILLEIl it PARKER,
DKALKILS IX FLOUR, CORN
Oats, J lay, etc.
Ohio Levee, CAIKO, ILLS.
.. 1). MATHUCS. E. Ci tjul,
MAT11TJSS & TJIIL,
C 0 M M I S S 1 0 X M E II C II A NTS,
HAY AXD AVKSTERX PRODUCE,
Xo. 64 OHIO I.EVEK,
IitiMt, Fourth . Sixth Stt., CAIItO, ILL.
CLOSE k VINCENT,
DEALERS IT IiIIMIIE
Cement, Plaster Taris,
PLASTERER'S II A I It,
Comer I'.lylitli Street and Sllilo Levee
(Successor lo Parker & Phl'.lls,)
DEALER IN HAY, CORN, OATS,
Flour, Meal, Bran,
Coit. TENT1I-ST. and OHIO LEVEEJ
W. Sttnttoii. T. Bird
STRATTON & RIRI),
(ilrceasors to btuitoti, Hudson ,1 Clark,)
I'OM.M ISSION MEHCIIANTS,
r7 Ohio Levee, Cairo, Illinois.
t "As'eulH uf American l'ouder Co., aud man.
Iikcliuns aycnls for t'Ctlon)rn. JvTdt
I. & E. G REENWALD.
MtM TACTI'lURa Or
e.on r.. OMIU,
Hour end final Mills,
Tlio "Tupper' PaUnt Orit tU r
M t I H tC X roil QXNEKAL FURrOSiU,
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