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Tnz Chicago Tbibo-z has opened Ita offices at
tfo. 15 South Canal atreet, West Division, and the
poper will hereafter be regularly issued from thst
place till further notice.
To Advertiser*,
TYe devote all tbe space wo can possibly spare
to advertisers in this morning's paper, and
those who find that their advertisements are left
cot will pardon it to the necessity of giving a
lair portion of our columns to the reading pub
lic. The demand for intelligence is not only in*
eatiable, bat it is absolutely necessary to the
welfare of tbe people and the city that much of
that which wo publish should go to the public.
We divide oar space between tbe reader and the
“ advertiser,- and that Is tbe best wo can do for
both classes. The advertiser will understand
that the earlier in tbe day be gives ns what he
wishes to have published, and the smaller tbe
rpace into which he condenses it, the more
likely it is to find & place in bnr columns.
To Our Country Subscriber*^
We have received many letters of inquiry from
*>ur country subscribers desiring Information as
,to the probable time when we shall be able to
enpply them with The Tbibdke, as of old. We
reply at the very earliest possible moment. The
principal diffienltyln the way now is the Chicago
Post Office, which is unable to distribute ear
paper for the malls, owing to the disarrangement
of their system of doing that work. Another
difficulty, which will cause some delay, is tbe
destruction of the machinery used in oar office
for matting tbe names of tbe subscribers upon
the papers. These are the leading dif-
Acuities, in the way; but we hope this will be
'remodiod within a very few days, when we shall
be in shape to resume our relations with oar
.country subscribers. In tbe meantime, although
ihd capacity of our power press is limited, we
hope each day to send a few thousand copies of
The Tribuke into tho country by train boys. Wo
beg tbe indulgence of our country friends, as
suring then tbatno effort within human power
will bo spared to bring perfect order out of tbe
present chaos.
47"We have full and perfect copies of our sub*
> scrlption lists*
The better portion of the community
will regret that all the wrangling real estate
speculators who are pulling each others
, hair over the ashes of the best part of
Chicago were uot incapacitated on that
fatal Sunday night for the display of their
peculiar qualities. We have refrained, up
to this time, from alluding to them, because
■we could not afford to let the outside world
know that we hare Such base charac
ters in our midst. The work of sup
plying the needy and destitute, the
houseless and supperiess, must go on,
and it must not be stopped or checked by
the infuriate greed of a few miserable
squabblers in acre property or corner lots.
They had better betake themselves else
where, for the public can make better use
of their room than of their company for
some time to come.
The great strife now is to wrest from
the South Division the prominence which
it has heretofore enjoyed as a. wholesale.,
centre. The thing cannot be
<lone, not even though the owners of prop
erty in the burnt district should join in the
effort. In the first place, the West Divi
sion is the same sort of a Undcr-box as
the South Division was before the fire —
only more so. New builders and new
owners of valuable goods will not put
their property in such exposed places. In
truth, the burnt district is the only abso
lutely safe place in the city to-day. The
North Division is in better shape to carry
off the wholesale trade then the West Di
vision. The West Division cannot make
any impression on that trade till it has
had., a great fire to sweep off existing
buildings and make rqom for new ones of
non-combustible character* And the
same argument will govern the building of
the great Union Depot
Aside from this consideration,ihc forces
of geography and topography, and all the
other natural forces, are working with si
lent might to rebuild the burnt district for
the use and behoof of the same interests
that were a few days since consumed. His
tory does not furnish an instance where
a burned district of a city has not been
rebuilt in the same general way as before
the fire. The same kind of business has
returned to the old places, because these
places were the natural and most conven
ient and most profitable places for it to go.
It is simply impossible to reverse this law.
n, is not pleasant to record any evidence
of thoughtless selfishness at a time of great
public distress, and we are all glad to feel
that thus far the Universal temper of the
people, of all classes, has been one of pub
lic consideration and personal self-sacrifice.
But we note an instance to the contrary
which ought not to be passed over in si
lence. The welcome gurgle of the water
in all our houses, two days ago, was a relief
which can only be understood by those
who suffered the deprivation and lived
through the depressing anxiety, on that
account, of the last ten days. The
fresh and vivid remembrance of even that
brief famine, which concerned not merely
our comfort, but left us at the mercy
of any fire that should break out
would, one would think, have made every
body as careful of the returning water, and
considerate of the necessity of not wasting
It, as they were joyful at its return. Those
who were not thus mindful of an inestima
ble blessing, we trust, were the exception
and not the rule; but nevertheless there
was seen much oftener than was pleasant a
reckless waste of that which only a few
hours before was brought laboriously in
buckets from the lake, which no human
power could have given us in any useful
or hardly appreciable quantity in case of
fire, and which there was no certainty
might not again be cut off in a few hours
by trouble in the mains and the inevitable
waste in the burnt district Peo
ple brought out their hose
to water their grass-plots, to wash their
Louse-fronts and windows, to throw it
..everywhere with lavish hand, and were as
] jo.ligal in- its use as if they had never
l:.:own the want of it, or bad no fear of
o-.c: losing it again. It was.no doubt, owing
partly to this recklessness that water was
jG; jarce on the West Side soon after '
v.iS in full bead on tbe South Side, crcat
:: t : a general feeling of uneasiness, lesl
another conflagration should break oul
aud destroy what is left of that division.
Now, if the individuals, many or few, who
arc thus destitute of any sense of public
cannot be shamed into
consideration of public
a proper
necessity and public feeling, then theirs are
'■•Caseswhich call for the exercise oflegal co
ercion. The management of the water of
the city is of vital importance; nor can there
be too much vigilance, exercised, not only
in providing a supply, but in guarding
against waste. Within the houses it ig dif
ficult to to do this, except by an appeal to
he common sense and common humanity
tof the people; but out of doors it should
not be permitted for a moment whenever
it is discovered. It is not only the com
fort of the people—under the circum
stances ilic least consideration—hut the
safety of the city and the health of the in
habitants that arc concerned. Wholesome
water is as absolutely essential as pure air,
and the city cannot submit to any long de
- privation of it from any cause.
While ; Chicago burned and the people
New York were reading the account of
the tempest of dames and work of devas
tation, they forgot their .own local grief
over the huge robberies perpetrated by
the “jour Ciesars” (seizers), which had
trebled the city debt; in two years, swell
ing .it from forty millings in 1869 to. one
hundred and twenty millions in IB7L But
they have again resumed the contempla
tion of the larceny, which is only exceeded
in magnitude of loss by that suffered by
this fire-swept city.
L The Citizens’ Investigation Committee
bad, op to Saturday last, located more
than fifteen millions of the stolen money
in the possession of the following partners
of Tweed, Sweeney, Connolly, and Hall,
chiefly abstracted last year and the first
half of this year:
Keyier & Co
Itnrer»eU &Co «
C. D. Collar &Cc «... "
J. A. Smith ............
A. G. Miller «...
Q. 8, Miller
A. J. Garvey and other? .......
G. L. Schuyler.
J. Moßrlde Davidson..;;
E. Jones &Co ..
C. H. Jaooba« «...««
Archibald Hall, Jr.
J. W, Smith
New York Printing Company.
’ Total 515,457.vw.
The Citizens’ Committee are sanguine
of tracing as much more of the'plunder
into the dens of the Tammany beasts of
prey. What became of the rest of the
money may never be known.
The New York World essays to show
how we should rebuild Chicago so as to
make It the idodel city of the world. Its
intent is evidently good, but its advice is
founded upon a misapprehension of *h e
present state of affairs in this city. The
World tells ns that the New Chicago must
have a system of radiating streets, like
those of Washington, and of Paris since its
reconstruction by Haussman. It remarks,
in behalf of such a plan, that the rectangu
lar plan “ not only substitutes the prosaic
for the picturesque, but is really the most
inconvenient plan upon which a city can
be built” The Sordid takes up the same
refrain, tells us how Washington is built,
and adds:
*|Thi*istbp plan for the reconstruction of
Chicago—these radiating, broad avenues and the
open plazas which they create at tho points oj
intersection with each other and tho regular
streets. Thus, with those avenues, you-will
have broad barriers of proteotion against the
spreading of a fire in any direction, and in these
open squares good points for groat reservoirs of
water, and secure places for the storage of goods
and household effects in tbejeventof a threaten
ing fire in tbe neighborhood.”
One of these journals goes so far as - to
recommend that wo isolate all our build
ings by surrounding eaoh of them with a
neat, garden and other modern improve
ments too numerous to mention. The
radiating streets and three-cornered
plazas, however, are the feature for which
our Eastern friends stickle the most —the
■sine qua non, it seems, of their New Chica
Now, fortunately (or these Haussmanitcs
may esteem it a misfortune), Chicago’s
streets arc not burned up. They stand, all
through the devastated district, almost the
only monument to remind us that
there was once a great, city there.
These streets ; have * cost us
many millions of dollars ; and they have
not only proved worth the money, but bid
fair to vindicate their value many times
over before wc get the city built again.
Supposing the wheel-spoke system of
streets to bo the best one, and that our
citizens would, have opportunity and
grace, amidst alt their other cares of the
next five years, to learn how to “ radiate ”
successfully according to the proposed
system, they have hot the money where
with to put it in operation. Every im
portant street in the burnt district is well
paved and curbed, and not destroyed, as
our Eastern contemporaries ccem tollhink.
Wc must thank God for this mercy, and
proceed to improve it to the best advantage.
Indeed, we arc proceeding in this way, for
rows of permanent buildings are already
rising up in rows, like Cadmus’ warriors,
all along the old streets. The hints for
Haussmanizihg Chicago will, therefore,
have to be postponed for the present, or
passed along for the benefit of some of the
new cities to the westward. Probably the
only csseutlal alteration iu the plan of our
city which is entirely practicable is that
which pertains to the railroad system, and
which contemplates a better centralizing
of depot facilities.
The New York tribune enumerates,
among the causes rendering Chicago an
unsafe city tor insurance risks, the scarcity
'in the supply of water. This is erroneous.
There was no scarcity_of watcr.on the oc
casion of the late fire until the pumping
works were destroyed; and long before
time the fire had passed beyond
control, and had already busi
ness part of the city. rho fire took
place on Sunday, op which day the supplv
of water was equal to the capacity of a fire
apparatus twice as extensive as our own.
That fire department, under ordinary cir
cumstances, could have kept this fire within
very small limits, but the gale and the dry
condition of every exposed part of build
ings incidental to a long drought defeated
«very exertion. The gale carried the fire
in some distances over balfa mile beyond
where the firemen were bravely contend-
I mg with it, and thus it was burning at sev
eral points at the same time, and from
each point the wind was bearing.burning
brands to cause new conflagrations.
The Springfield Republican , in an arti
cle on the fire, says :
“We have now data enough to form a pretty
clear idea of how it happened. Given, a city
for (he most part built of wood, its wooden
pavements soaked with tar, a long drought, and
a violent cale of wind."
I The “city for the most part built of
. wood” we must probably own up to; tbc
, drought and tbc gale of wind there is no
, disputing, for they have unfortunately
left an indelible record behind them. But
tho block pavement cannot reasonably
be charged with any considerable measure
of blame for the catastrophe of last week.
The block pavement still stands in good
order throughout all its long stretches,,
accepting, in a few places, mostly onthe t
North Side, where it has bcen'scriouslyi
injured (nol, by any means, destroyed) by
the showers of brands and cinders and
avalanches of red-hot bricks which fell
upon it. It is doubtful, indeed,'whether
any stone pavement would have stood the
siege better, v The heaviest of atone side,
walks have, for tho most part, yielded to
tho calcining process, and arc total 1
ruins. Our plank sidewalks were simplj' '
damnable, and served their purpose of 1
trains to carry flames much better than \
they have ever served as footways for our
surging population. : These had not been
entirely supplanted, even in the best busi
ness quarters, and more than one magnifi- j
cent building was set on fire, by them. It
is not probable, however, that any fire was
communicated by means of the block
pavements. They are probably the cheap-
est pavements for Chicago, and have
proved, when laid, decidedly durable
through both wear and fire. The stroets
composed of them now form a network of
smooth thoroughfares through tho burnt
district which will prove exceedingly valu
able in rebuilding.
> It was inevitable that in the first con
: fusion of distribution of supplies to the
I sufferers by the late fire there should be a
- E deal of waste, much given to thos.e
. who were not in need, and mauy whose nc
• cessities were the greatest should be left in
; want Happily, out of this confusion or
der has arisen, and, under the efficient and
i energetic action of committees at head:
quarters, these abuses are corrected, and
those really in want are taken care of as
far as possible. It is, nevertheless, certain
that there are many, chiefly women of the
better class, in great need both of cloth
ing and food, and who are unable to strug
gle in the crowd asking for relief, and who
shrink from the publicity of the necessary
cross-questioning at the committee rooms,
and from stating their wants to men.
The demand for relief to this
class is imperative, for there must
be among, r those -composing it much
hidden suffering,. Cases of this sort should
go to teamen, and wo can conceive of no
good reason why there should not be a
Woman’s Committee, acting in conjunc
tion .with the General Committee, .to
whom all cases of tins sort be referred, or
to which ladies." con apply who -would
rather sailer than go with a statement of
their wants before gentlemen. There are
ladies in : the southern section of the
city perfectly capable of - discharging
duties of this sort, who are already devot
ing themselves to this work, but whose la
bors will be much more efficient under an
official organization acting in conjunction
...8 1.561.619.42
... 5,006,391.72
... 951,911.84
... 809.298.96
.. 626,895.74
... 1.563,447.62
... 3,112.590 34
... 463.039.27
... 494,317.72
... 341.882.18
... 164.923.17
... 349.062A5
.. 2.042.798.99
with the General Relief Committee, To
such a committee special duties may be
assigned, as, for instance, the giving out of
underclothing, and rules adopted to avoid
the duplication of distribution.'
The lawyers, or some of them, of
fie!d, Missouri, have despatched to this city
a quantity of flour for the benefit of; fami
lies of suffering members of the profes*
sion. No class is more prompt-to respond
in any time ‘of great distress
than are members of the bar
Nearly every lawyer of the city—certainly
all the prominent firms and persons of the
profession—had their offices in the burnt
district of the South Side. Many of them
had large and very valuable libraries, the
accumulation of years, and all had books,
many or few, in their shelves. And, with
the Court House, was burned the library
of the Law Institute, one of the largest
and most valuable public law libraries in
all the country. Its doors were always
open, and its books were always at the
service of the many lawyers from abroad,
who have occasion, almost constantly, to
visit Chicago.-,' !, .
There Is probably.not a slngle.collectioh
of law books, left in the : cUj‘which has
to bo called a library. It is
doubtful if even in tbo whole city a comr
plete set of the Illinois Reports could be
gathered together.
Wo have no doubt if the profession at
largo - kncw-of*‘the utter and universal
prostration of tho Chicago bar, in regard
to: libraries, the bar of the country would
only bo too readj’and willing to come to
their relief, and contribute' books’ dr
money toward founding in our city a law
library to'repair our loss. The Law Insti
tute, an incorporation under the manage
ment of the most reputable and responsi
ble members: of. our bar, would bo the
means of making such liberality most se
cure! permanent, effective, and of the most
immediate and general c rvice.
Wc arc at a loss to understand what is
meant by one of the city newspapers, which
says that The Tribune is “lending itself
to a speculating scheme in Hyde Park
lands.” We.suppose that this is a dodge
to secure a notice, so that the public may
be informed that the said newspaper has
at last been resurrected, and is now ready
to take a place in the rear of the Ecenuuj
Mail in the. work of building up or pulling
down Chicago, as the case may be.
Remarkable Escape' from Fire.
One of the most remarkable escapes from fire
oa record is that of James Langworlb, who
was overtaken hr the conflagration in tbs Mich
igan .woods while..near. fit. Charles. Saginaw
County. As the flames approached his bouse be
gathered together a few small articles of furni
ture and attempted; to get to.tho village by the
regular road, lie bad proceeded but a short
distance when the flames shot across tho road
ahead of him. He then plunged into tho woods,
hoping, by fanning, to bead off the fire. He
speedily encountered an impamblebarrlcr, and
was obliged to run back and across a burning
swamp. Haring crossed this be lost bis way.
butagayi took to the woodz.with the fire follow
ing him so closely that bo bad to run at tho lop'
of his speed. He finally got beyond tho flames
again only to find them shooting across bis path*
He kept on his way In this manner for several
hours, almost blinded with'smoke, falling into
holes and stumbling over logs, with tho fire so
near to him at times that it scorched his face
and stugedhis' hair untilho'fairly outran it, and
gained the open country, and was safe.
Messrs. Colbert and Chamberlin, of The Tnm
une, have undertaken to write a full description
of the great fire In Chicago, prefaced with a suc
cinct historical sketch of the city. The book
will be published by J. S. Goodman & Co., of
Cbicsg vand will, doubtless, have a world-wide
circulation. Mr. Colbert's History of Chicago,
published three ago, is now out of print,
and, amid the general wreck of documents and
record*, he is, perhaps,* tho only man who can
f-roish tho historical fads which Bato now be
come of intensified intoront to every one.
The Price.of i*ahor>
The rest magnitude of the work of clearing
awry tho ruin* and rebuilding Chicago if, of
itself, proving an important means of relief to
the mechanics and laboring men. who ace find
ing plenty of employment at remunerative
wages. The average-rate for laborers'in tho
ruins is 81.75 per day, there being very few case*
wherein a larger sum is paid. For teams tho
rate was advanced to §4,50 per day. and carpen
ters, wjio. were receiving $2.50 before ihe fire,
now find little difficulty in getting S3 00 or 83.50.
Tho wages of bricklayers remain at 83.00 to $3.25
per d«y. as the builder* are stoutly resisting the
action «.f the, Chicago Bricklayers’ Union in de
manding an increase. On yesterday many mem
bers of tbo Union struck nod left the walla on
being refused any increase, but
tbo contractors are not • -seriously
inconvenience.! thereby, as there aro largo num
bers of bricklayer* _ here from the surrounding
towns and cities, willing and anxious to work at
the prevailing rates,so that tho'efforls of the craft
to organize a corner in Chicago scorn likely to:
react against them. Brick has risen in prico from
86.50 per thousand before tbo fire, to sl2 and sls
per thousand. The supply seems to be ample, a lot
of'two million being offered, on yesterday, for
811 per thoasand.Taxd down in Chicago, but not
in the wait." ,
IVotlce to PJiysiciAns—Sufferers by tin-
The committee appointed by tho pbyiieians of
Chicago to rceelvo and dlsbuwo contributions
forwarded by oar professional brethren for tbo
relief of those members of tbo'profession who
bare suffered by the fire-bavin* organised, re
spectfully request all regular physicians in good
standing who bare sustained losses in' tbls"great
calamity to present to the to any
member of the committee* written statements of
the amount and character of their respective
torses and of the present ~neces«itics'(ttfgotber
with their former and present addresses), in or
der that they may be relieved with the least pos
sible delay, and that justice may bo done to all
in the disbursement of this noble charily.
DeLaskib Miller, M. D.,
Iso. 018 Wabnsh avenue. Chairman.
iV •• “ t Davis, M. jyA . -1 i
'•, ; ; /lio. 797 Wabash
f . ;' ' • Ebkst Schmidt.
' No; 385 Stgto Street
T. D. Fitch, M. D.,
‘ No. 296 W. Monroe street.
Walter Hav. M. D.,
No. 384 Michigan avenue, Secretary.
N. B.—German papers please copy.
The Tribune Safe.
Theiire-proof vault ia. Tue Tribusk Building
► was opened yesterday fjr the first time since tho
[ fire. Its contentr, even to a linen coat sod a
box of matches, were found inloct. Tho U-ilI
safe, a new and elegant piece of workmanship,
f was not injured in tbo slightest particular, and
can now bo seen at our now office, No. 15 Canal
* street. t . , ’ ;. .
TheUliuolMand ZHlclilgan Cnual.
FromtheSpriogfiold-Registcr. •. •
As all .tbo matterj connected with the opera
tion ot tho Illinois and Michigan Canal are of
interest to the public just now, we present tho
following figures,:which wo have obtained from
' an authcntic'sOUrce. ‘
The tolls received from the canal for. fire
months ending September SO, 1571, are as lol
May 521.755.2S
June 21,190.65
July 14,671*33
August 25,765.05
September 26.692,15
Total in five months X. §113.115.30
Expenses for maintenance and .
repairs; ' . - ’
May 8;«9.70 1
June 15 496.15 . : -
July 11.785.in
August. X.. 11,321.79 V- .
September... r 9:239.53 “ $56,302.27
t , , , , ... $56.81X09
Included in Una sum of. ‘ . .. 5,077.99 1
For work done for the city ■, .
of Chicago, and tho sum of _ '-811.31
For work for the- Kankakee -
Company, in oil.. .... . - $5 992.30
♦i,Pk Cltyof c Neww haf.: paid $2,000) in jiartof
V9}*.is4. lb6 Kankakee Company has
paid op in tul!. Thil sum of $5,922.30 added* to .
the above balance would leave $62,735.39 as not '
?s a [?;S ffß i 0 . , k tho J c J aD . al J or l >e five months. To *
ihiVu* add H° f® w thousand dollars from :
•ten^nf-> C , hl^ 0 i° r i' acth ? r woric dtfne on tho c
P.Tbliil wi**J 0O r d#r tho rect «nos of .theßoard of 0
■*ou* lc (amount not ascertained).
i;iiK^K d,om . s of the , ComtaiMr ° n ers during this i
ume has been direct • from tho State Treasnrv 0
10 SJ 283 -. thro.-founhs of nhich a
ought to be charged acamsttbe canal; reducing 5
the net tolls to tuat extent. This is a favorable d
;S°^ Ecou l par “?r itblß '“-‘l“™e which yea?' “
tw» net earnings did not exceed 845,000.
The Elections.
fi?.S a Ohio, the result is as
followa. Tho havo the- Treasurer
Republicans have elect
a°d Director of Infirmary. A The
jS-o b iTml S ? n “J°f , '!l ol ' ll !^- o!d Common Pina,.
S?. -t’ii .i? ne -rf f tho « d J>‘ionnl Judges, Bur-
SSd’go iwere additional
.In lowa, the Democrats have gained seven or
eight members of tbc-Legiilaturc, on account Sf
localTou|s among Republicans. On Governor
and the Stale ticket;‘the Republicans have ih J
msjorUy«f 40,000. Tho ’Democrats car
ried but firq counties ,m the State. Ladies were
nominated in sir counties for Superintendent of
Schools. Pour were elected and two defeated
the latter being Miss Edna Snell, in Mahaska
County, and Mrs, Peek, in Wapello County,
An injunction was sued out by Lavan S.
Major, lo restrain, as it Is alleged. William M.
Butler from somo inequitable acts. The com*
DlßiDaqt states by his bill that since about the
day of.March, 1867. he has owned tho oast
j*- °I.V.l 1 } Bl° c kll7. School Section Ad
dition (Nos. 106 nnd-156 Monroo street), by lease
from A. A. Huestia, which lease was afterward
extended to the term of thirty-five years from .
March 20, IS6T, the buildings upon which land
bavo boon destroyed. Sinco tbe firo, however,
the complainant bos been proceeding with all
reasonable despatch to rebuild, but bo charges
that the defendant, with a view to defraud him
on tho loth instant, taking advantage of the un
precedented and insecure condition of tho d»»-
tnct in which the premises are located, of
the loss of th o Cook County records wither »* n.
cense entered upon tbp . premises and cU'.ma to
hold them as their lawful possessor, and has in
commenced the erection of a r»:a‘ o board
building..ofan unstable and* tompgr ar y charac
ter' being within the, fire limits ol tho city and
without oven permit of the' Board of Public
Works.- Tbq injunction restrains tha erection of
tho board building by tho defendant Or6CUOO 01
are l^d t a?fi° f oS° 8 t MS,in *»Wch tho damages
Sims a2atisf“? W h W | 8 T ,Q<> ' miaßnced John J.
action of a IsrvTV’ * ]tl 113 iamiiy.in quiot pos
of the Kecun<» r o^ flto^ o’,itorVoom 0 ’ , i tor V oom andsuveu rooms
Mi muko."J* 01 * . triet building No. 173
Icnso fro 10 (1111 c , t!l o same under a
Seurne OTb.r.eimmodon the oth instant.
Ith ScharKn n r s ' oar - .J 1 ” Cargos that on tho
foSibl v Jlilfed* 01 } 11 * “Ji; 111 " °" nt of th » >»ssor.
enine to hilt? lnd his family, throat
which Iml-at b “ sralns5 ralns out wilh a revolver
further U „n b 'J,? !S baa,i , nnlE “ >■» ouit- It is
sbtt lho wroarVl^oU 010 stood by to
■ - inrso •!> U »i TS - j°, a IKSCEASCX HONEY.
tlisPiilnsm ? ! ??„ b T roaeht “ l >‘ t (*” a t n Psit) aminst
r vls ,'pIMPrMC, Company, of llart
fonl, Cimo., c aiming 51,503 dnmsgos.
Ins uraVi ™ b c “ u *J l , t « a 'ost tho Republic
nrr Jo m mRW Messrs. Xloury W. ’Xon-
V McClsUan, and Denial K. Tonnoy
(law firm), by which demand is made for StI.OOO.
E! A iRhA?h 0 M 0 L a!BUIDp - 3U was commenced by
damn h.inJl 3 d ‘ n ,. “satnsf Hoary VanNnlto.
sSd iho l Dd fi i ,y dollars arc demanded.
HI!?.. n u,t 1 1S brou -5t upon two promissory
loodlnt io S rh d t “j b *’? becn by tho d«-
indoSod S’ r ° n », J - Mwards. who
ri/dfoSsm Wcmrlß - from » h «» ‘ b «
ai*™*,?!* 1 *!? °. i . aßßn ®Pß»t was commenced by
j or BT . lda °u attainst S. H. Hariia. by
which demand is made for sj.ooj>.
A meeting of Jndses was bell yesterday, in
pursuance ol the delegation by tho bar of Cook
.°t! tpo ‘ ,QB,ncS! ‘ °f suggesting legislation
lb £ cu * er seacy ot tbo l#sa of tho public
records; There were present Judge Blodgett, of
te? UQI r d ? la !> Os C,fca ‘ t BT,d Strict Courts;
Judges Booth. Rogers, and Farwell. of tbe Cir
emt Court; of the Superior Court, Judges Jamo-
Judge Farwell had oc-
SSed t Tn^i l iT Tr fo nf > tUQ consultation was
inaea. ju>ica li. Blodgett was el«ei«d
tdsnt and Judss J. E. Gnra SecroUry
t.. i tcr , s . OllleconTer,a , tion il was resolved that
01 t;jQ duporior Coart; Rovers of
the Circuit Court, sod Wallses, oi tho Coilnlv
n o Khl'r bo appolate <l a.sub-commiltoo to prepare
S,S i!,£ ,r .‘ m ac£ J ,roT “i‘o».fur tho restoration of
tho county records, and to provide a scheme or
sub-coihmitlccs to cover all the wSrk to bo pe?*‘
firmed; and that all membars of the bar be in
vited to submit to this committoo suggestions ia
regard to these nialtcrs.' These
t*> be addressed to Judge of* fht
Clprkof.tbe-fiopecioeOourt,- *“ care of the
Judge Blodecttslatod that, owing to thocan
?\i U3 p CS3^ J A h -° .9 lhe Uoite/statos cSTa?I
li I .'^ ra . (il f ,: l ,0 ;r a T nt9hm!?to thu Judicial Do
partmentpftheicderaf Government complete
abstracts ol all proceedings in tho United States
1 -, proba^ o--incmorandum of every sail
and judgment could be obtained, .with tho war
rant ot an official act. As to. the bankruptcy
rcpUced th ° 7 C °° ld probably fa ®» in creat part.
inri n ..^°‘ ion S f Jlld . co Koiow. it was 'resolved lo
!v! vl r e mc^n bor of each abstraotfirm to meet
the Judges on Tuesday, week next-COctober 31)
at - p. m., in consultation.
statements and Affidavits as totheStart-
ing Point of the Great Fire,
j 3o the hdUor of The Chicago Tribune:
A groat deal has been pubirahodrespecting the
■ origin of the groat fire, which all reports have
i settled down on tho hoad of a woman, ora's the
i Times has it, an “ Irish hag” of 70 rear* of age.
Admitting for a moment that an Irish hag of
70 years . W AS ( -by.ah unforeseen .accident tho
cause, yet there was‘a great want'ofeharity in
tho.y»/;jc* of. tho 18 th. ’’The
following facts arc stubborn things, and.will
cause tho public to look .for the cause in ’other
sources, and ; perbape attribute it to tho loro of
plunder, Dmno wrath, etc.:
I made my way to the
H-Tn ai £ fi hou6e - yot standing, and. there, at N«».
1371)ekoroni street, on .the oast H of Lot 12, in
Block 33, School Section Addition to Chicago,
i;>and Dennis[Sullivan; oi No. 134. and Dennis I
both oflleKovon stioet Thoro
and then I took the annexed affidavit*. .The par
ties have oocn known.tojne personally for sev
eral yours as of irreproachable character.. Mrs.
,0 Leary isneilher haggard nordirty.- 1
■ Patrick 0 Leary.and Catherine, his wife, being
sworn before mo, testify, that they live at
No. 137 DoKoven street, and own the lot and
bouse in which they live: they, had five cows, a
horsoand wagon, on all pf which they had not
ono cent of insurance. Sbo milked her
mii’-as Mrs. O’Leary
peddled the milk. Mrs. O’Leary: fed the-horse
ocsido the fence at about 7 o'clock p. m., and
then pat him in the barn. She bad no lamp in
the yard or barn that night or evening.
Patrick O’Leary testifies that ho was not in
the barn during.that day or night ; loft tho feed
ing of- tho cows-and horse to his wife and
daughter; that.both wore lii bod when awakened
by Ilenis Ryan, of No, 112 DeKoven street; that
tncy have lost-their barn;-cows, horse and
wagon. ‘ ‘
Subscribed and sworn before mo this 15th day
of October, IS J. • his
"** Patrick K O’Learv,
‘ mark.
. . . .* —rber
• Catsxsike X O’Leart.
mark. ■
v . .i' McDermott.
Notary Pubbcfor Chicago and City Surveyor.
Dents Sullivan being duly sworn .before mo
testifies th«t ho was at Patrick-O’Leary’s house.
No. 137 DeKoveh street,on SundayuieJht IhoSth,
of October, ISTl.from about S'A to 9 o’clock at
night, during which time Mr. O r Lonry and wifo
wore inbod; tbat.;ho-wcmt : a fow ; ’iot*. east of
0 Leary s on the opposite -side of'DeKnron
street, until about half-past 9 o’clock, when Ue
saw.the fire, ilc went across the street and
cried 4 *fitb "fire," and wont 'into - O’Leary’s
barn, whore hofound the hayin the lot; on fire.
He. then attempted to'cut loosetha cowiaod
horse, but failed to saro anything but a half
burned half. Ho then came to O’Leary’s and
found them out of bed. Denis Ryan alarmed
them during his time at the barn. .
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 15th
day of October, 1671.
„ Michael McDermott,
Notary Public for Chicago. and-City Surveyor*
To the Editor, of The Chicago Tribune.:
Sir: Wbilo ouc thoughts iro upon tho great
conflagration of last week, perhaps the account
of the first fire in Chicago may be of interested
the readers of The Teibukb, cioccially as thoro
ore quite a number of our cititens who saw
fire, most of whom were hoary sufferers on Sun
day ment and Monday. I copy from tbo Chica
go Dtmocrut of October 35,1834 i=/ v -..r
"Fibe.—On Saturday-Inst, about 10 o’clock
n. m., a baitdraß on tbe corner of fciko and La
Salle street#, fand tfao one attached, were discov
ered to bo in flames.'-Oar -ciligons repaired to
Uie ; scene of conflagration with a; lirbmbt
ltudo worthy of commendation,, ami. .suc
ceeded m arresting-'its- progress after it
had destroyed two ■ adjoining'-bufldioßi.
ino wind bbittghUh at the time, threatened the
destruction of a nmnbpr of surrounding' houses,
but, by the exertions of-6ur dtl*?ns, they wore
saved from destruction and: devastation.-- The
loss of the sufferers trill be ; serirely felt, as some
of them lost their all.
A building on the corner,,occupied as a'dwell
ing;- loss. S3OO. There was'iri the homes22oln
*';• wa* i
toned m the rmns. rhoromaiader, : lhe rageur
rency, was .destroyed.,
'!iW iD,r . < ? wc 9 d and bocupied ?a'a‘cabinet
•bop, and another building as ■ a grocery: by If.
ttbuios, together with furniture aad- tsols- losi,
A building.bwnbd and bccdplod as r d dwelling,
by James Spence: loss,-SSOO.
The « ,eommunicatod; by.a'<(oal • dropped
Attachment Against Non-Eesidents—
Dispossessing Squatters.
Meeting of the Judges-Eeoords
Saved by a Cautious Clerk.
Circuit Court,
■'-‘TJ: ' notice. ~ ' •
It was understood last evening that the Judges
of the Circuit Court, hayinc in chareo the com
mon law business of this, court, would adopt an
order In relation to the reinstatement of causes
upon the law docket, similar in all respects to
that intended to be entered in the Superior
Court upon the first day of the November term
(which was .. published yesterday), - .the
dates being, ,of -. course, changed so aa
to conform to, the, convenience of the
terms which commence on the third Mondays
instead of'the'first Mondays of each month.
On this matfer, however, a determination was
not arrived at by . Judges Rogers and JJooth,
each taking time to fully consider the matter.
An attachment wined at the suit of Philip and
Julius Smith, co-partnera. against David and S.
L. Ellis (Ellis & Co.) who are charged ns non*
residents and as absconding debtors. Plaintiffs
allege that defendants are indebted to them in
the sum of about $633, the amount of a check
drawn upon tho Real Estate Loan and Trust
Company of Chicago. on the 7th day of October,
m payment for merchandise delivered, which
check bns not been paid, .
• 4 n appeal was-taben by Henry Cregar from a’
-udsment of Smncvant, Jnstico. in favor of
Nathan Allen.-.by which restitution of tho pos
session of the dwelling house. No. 75 Won Wash
ington street, was ordered to he made
Superior Court.
_ ■ ' NOTICE.
„Tho last day of service in this court, for the
flovcmbor term, will be one week from this day
(r nuayj.
* -i tt r HABEAa corpus. :
• w rpu*, issued at the relation
of Elisabeth Keene, against-George Hebloy.
Ino wnt, issued upon the representation of the
relator, that, upon the 10th day of Jane last.
j«ho wm lawfully divorced from George Hobloy,
after they had been married ton years, of which
marriage wore two children, Charles, now of
tno ago of 9 years, and George L., of the age of
o years, By the decree of divorce tho relator
wardecrcod the privilege of reasauming her
maiden name, Elliott, the child Charles waa
given for caro to its father, and the other one
was to bo left with his aunt, one Mary Horton,
until October 10, after which time, it was, ,
for -the space of six months,
t0 •, bo * yielded over to relator,
as its mother, thereafter being returned as a
ward In chancery for the order of Court. It is
charged that in violation of tho decree the de
fendont has possessed himself of the child
George, wtm be detains at No; ;53 Dcpuystor
street, refusing to yield him to tho mother, who
av ?. r . s *uat she ‘is abundantly able as well as
willing to support him
Judges’ Meeting,
Dekis X Sullivan.
. . mark.
The Firnt Flre in Chloaso,
£ r0 ®»‘shovel while being carried from one
building to tho other.
... want of suitable officers to oversee and
♦ake charge in cases of fire was maeb felt, and
we understand the Trustees have made suitable
regulations in respect to it."
paragraph says: "Last week our
a grand and beautiful specta
ciowhich is to be seen at the season of the year
W iT en .V I ®, pr *iri® 8 burn over. At night, just
above the horizon, appears a continuous line of
nre, here and there shooting up to a distance of
from to thirty feet, and as the breeze passes
over it-presentlngthoappearance of the heaving
of the.ooesn."
These prairies were on the West Side as far
down as Desplainos or Jefferson streets.
- „ Airs. John* Calhoun*.
Chicago, Oct. 18,1871.
lost of Persons Eeported Lost
and Found Since Our
Last Issue.
Information concerning the families of Mrs.
Stone and-Mrs. Gaylord, who lived on North
Clark street, beyond Lincoln Park, is wonted by
A, C. Story, 252 West Lake street, or Caleb
Story, Quincy. 111.
—Anyone who ,will tend the name of tho
family living at No.. 102 Last Madison street,
with whom boarded Miss Nellie Stevens, will
confer a lasting favor .upon the ancle of that
young, lady; Louis 0. Lepage, by addressing
him at No. 219 Thompson street. Now York.
-Mr. E. H. Gray was last week lying sick at
Boardstown, Cass County. 111., and is anxious to
hear from bis brother. E. Gray, of tho firm of
Gray & Barton, late of No. 13 LaSalle street.
, —Mrs. KeUey, formerly ot Mohawk street, is
inquired for by Mrs. Oberne.
The following is. the list supplied from tho in*
telhjrence office at the corner of State and
•Twelfth streets:, • ,
—Jane McCoy; inquired for by her husband,
J. McCoy, 45 West .Madison street. .■
—WiluamMaia;..ioquircd for by HenrrMalt,
at intetligonco office edroer bf.Stato and Twelfth
streets. ...
, “A little boy, 7 years old, called “Potec"
(Peter Thies): send him to the Newbery school
house. Has light nair, slenderly built.
—Charles Hferrmanr. will find George Schleif
farth at 592 Wabash avenue. ' ■*
—Sarah Swan, a child, can bo found nt 412
State street,
“Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Beals, and Mrs. D. Good
win are inquired for by Miss L. E. Stearns, 345
Cottage Grove avenue.--
P-Scallyiiniiairod for by his lister,
y? l ?,* l. Scanlon, 69 South -Sheldon strcict, or
41 Hubbard coart. •• ••
• —George H. Sampson; plonso report to R. R.
London, No. 8 Lind’s Block, Randolph street
bridge. ,
—Mary Beyer; inquired for by her father, A.
Beyer, 519 Jefferson street.
—John B. Lawler; had bat one leg; inquired
for by his mother, Mary Ri1ey,.657 South Clark
—Miss Annie Upson; occupation nurse: in
quired, for-by her siitex, Mrs. M. H. Cosoltoo,
Bellevue, Eaton County, Mich.
. -Louis Nelke, wborllved- at 470 North Clark,
inquires for his servant girl, Otolio. Now reside*
at 434 Chicago arcane,.
—John.Kogan, 13 ywars old, lived on Bremer
street; inquired for by his mother, Kato Kogan,
at Carpenter School.
.—Maggie M. Mitten. Inquired for by Mr.
Pride, attorney at law, 583 State street.
, “Charles Benjamin.worked at livery stable on
North Chirk street. ‘Address Frank Adams, 389
Clark street.
—Ellen Howard,’about 16 years old, lived with
Mrs. Daily. Address Mrs. Scandlan, 393 Wa
bash avenue.
“William Maia
i • A. Hoffman, Jr., • inquired for by 11. Har
rison, 14QSUnton arcane.
—An Infant about 10.months old can be found
at tao -Sistess of Morey Hospital, corner of Calu
ojet yjjd Twenty-sixth street.
Edward Brsdrifab and George Leach, Eng
b' fttneo. roomed together in tbs Donogana Ho
'..el, on South Clark street.- Tfao lator is a Mason
in good standing. They are earnestly requested
to address Mrs. E. li. Tibbetts. No. 1018. corner
of l and Eleventh streets. Washington, I). C.
—Louisa Johnson: inquired for by Louisa Pe
tcrson.No. 32 Wentworth nronuc.
—Edwin Haven, and his wife Eliza P. Haven,
Geo. J. Haven and bis wife N- llie, and Eviline
L. Johnson, her sister. If in the city, will please
address J. it. Sparks. Wasbingtooviiie, Orange
County, K. Y.
—Noble C. Smith, a money broker, wbn was in
the daw' office of C. S. Bates and S. S. Hodges,
will’please address his son. C. B. Smith, St.
Mary’s, Ontario, Canada. Will either of the
above parties report to Intelligence Office corner
State apdTwellth streets. .
—Mrs Hi is will please call upon Lindauor. Lovi
& Co., CS Eighteenth street.
—Frank E. Soarles—was In a saloon on Monroe
street—will please address his mother. Frances
B. Metrics, 37 Bartlett street, Lowell. Mors.
—FrnnkMiller, inquired for by his daughter,
Catherine Arnojd, of Lyons. Riverside.
—Miss Mary Lockhart, dressmaker: lived cor
ner Wells .ami Division streets. Send to Mrs.
Jones, 1030 Indiana avenue.
—Jane 11, McKay, lived with Mr. Chappell,
366 Ohio street; inquired for by her son, T. I).
McKay, m-w at the Sherman House.
—Mrs. Tobey. lived on Dearborn street near
Erie; will please address Mrs. Dr. McVickcr,63s
Wabash avenue.
—J. M. Clark and family, and R. Burdott and
family: inquired for by Emma Anderson, 100
Wentworth avenue. ’
—Margsrot McNnny; inquired for by her
brother. John McNnny, corner of Evans and
Laflin streets. Weal Side.
-—Francis Kegan and Bridget Kogan: inquired
for by William Kegan, Mo. 15 Groce street.
—James Pendogast; inquired f-»r by S. B. Lin
de. 14 Peck court, lato of New York.
—Cnristino Oabriisoa will please call at 575
Fulton street.
—Henry Francis will find Charles Kelly at 413
Mitchell street.
—Michael Murphy, inquired for by his wife,
Bridget Murphy, at Si. Patrick’s Church, on the
Wostbulc. r%
—Elizabeth Airil’s mothegji anxious to boar
from her. Please address' or call upon Mr.
Lockc. at Grace Church, Wabash avenue.
—David Julcsun, inquired for by John Jule- I
son. his brother, now at No. BS7 State street, ,
—Joseph Briggs and wife will please address
h. L. Suffcrn, No. 61 Fourth avenue, Pitts- l
burgh, Pa. i
Buies Adopted by the Supreme
Court of Illinois.
On Wednesday, the 17th instant, the Supremo
| Court of Illinois, in session nt jOltawa, adopted
| the following orders relative to. the admission of
attorneys; the Chicago term, nod tbp filing of
1 briefs anil'petitions for reboaring:
Ordered, That Rulo 76 of ibis court from and
aft<:r the entry of this order bo rescinded.
.Ordered, further, that- Kule 69 heretofore re
scinded be and the same is hereby revived in tho
.following form: Hereafter every applicant for
license to practice law in the courts ot this State
will bo required to appear before the Supreme
Court at one of its regular terms in any of the
grand divisions, and then and therein open
court bo examined by the - Court touch
ing his qualifications as an attorney
and counsollot-aulaw, and shall also th.-n and
there present to tbe court a certificate from
some court of record of tbe county in which such
applicant resides of good mural character. Pro
vided. however, it shall be a requisite of such
examination tbatsudh applicant shall bavo pur
sued a regular course of law studies in the office
; <)f,somo lawvcr in general practice tor at least
two years, of which tact bo shall satisfy the court ■
by the, certificate of suoh lawyer and bis own
affidavit. 'Provided, further, that tho timo em
ployed at any law school as a law student shall
be oonsideredas part of the two years, of which,
tbe court shall be satisfied in tho manner above'
Ordered, That Thursday and Friday of the first,
week of each tirm shall be tho days on which'
suob examination shall bo bad.
Ordered , That tbe recent order ot this court i
appointing a term in the city of Chicago 'on the
3lst day ot October, be and the same is hereby i
rescinded on aocouutof tho burning of tbo oourt
rooms and the library appropriated for tbe use of <
tbn court. i
Ordered , That in all cases brought by appeal or '
writ of error from Cook county, entitled to bo i
heard at this term, and not now in readiness for- :
decision, the appellant or plaintiff in error shall
have until the lOlh day of December next in
wnicb to file abstracts and briefs; tho appellee
or defendant in error until the 2Uth to file briefs,
and tho appellant or plaintiff in error until 'the
30th _ -of . tbo .same, month . in which
to reply. In nil oases from said
county wherein opinions have been filed nt this
term either party may have until the ISihof
I November next-In wlitch to giro notice of Appli
cation for rehearing,Jantl until the 25th of De-’
comber next to file the petition. Counsel rcsid- •
login tbe city of-Chicago having been hereto
lore employed in cpscs not brought from Cook
County may bo entitled to the bedefitof this
order upon special application.- This order shall
apply to tho present term of ibis court only.
Tho Duties of Supervisors in the Outside
Supervisor Holland. Chairman of the Commit
tee on Poor Houses and Paupers of tho Board of
Supervisors of Cook County, has addressed the
following letter to the Supervisors of the ontsido
towns of'this comity :. "
To the Supervisor* of Oultide Toient of . Cook
County: . ,
As you aro aware, the Board of Supervisor*,
at Us session on Saturday last, adopted a resolu
tion instructing you and each of you to onter.at
onco upon tho discharge of your duties as over
seers of tho poor in your several towns, as by law
you aro compelled to do. This special action was
had by tho, board, in view of. tho ,fact that
thousands of tho unfortunate onos wore driven
by the laic conflagration in this city to the out
side towns, and humanity-demands that their
necessities are promptly and generously met;
nod. to save the county unnecessary expanse,
tho undersigned was directed to secure the co
operation of tho City Belief Society, if pos
sible. and obtain supplies from.. their
depots to be sent to tho Supervisors
lor diiburecme.at. I.have endeavored to acc m
plish this, but without success, and (hero is now
| no alternative but lor you to purchase, ou be
, half of the eouuty, such supplies as the poor of
your several towns may need, and such articles
of clothing . as ' may bo absolutely necessary,
and attend to its distribution; and to avoid
unnecessary expense to the county, and
deal justly by all. yon will please visit all
tamthes who apply tor aid - immediately,
to inform yourself correctly as to
their necessities, and keep a correct record of
the names of applicants and amount of supplies
furnished, reporting tho same from time to time
in writing, together with a duplicate- copy of all
bills of goods purchased to tho Committee on
Poor Houso anq Paupers.
C, Holland,
Chairman. of Committee on Poor Hou*o and
Paupers of tbo Board of Supervisors of Cook
• 'The Relief Committee of tho Chicago Society
> of tho Now Jerusalem desire all the members
who suffered from the late fire to report to them
at No. 281 Cottage Grovo avenue, and their ne
cessities wilt bo attended to.
—The Illinois Association of tho New Church
will meet at U o’clock to-day, at the Temple,
corner of Thirty-third street and South'park at
ooqp. Ail interested aye requested to attend.' 1 :
-*q?ho homeopathic physicians burned out
in the jate fire are requested to report ,tp A-'E.
.Small, M. D., member of tho Rqliof : Committee,
at N-u 583 Wabash avenue, ' . . •
—Enos Crowe, of the \oung; Men’s Christian
Association Library, desires that T nil parties
having books belonging to that. library shall
seed the same to No. 68 South Oanal streot. or
leave tboir addresses, so that the books may be
sent for;' ; ,v .
The Young Men’s Christian Associoiion has
located in the South Division at ; tbe First Bap
tist Chaxoh, corner Wabash nvenuoiand Hub
bard court. A teachers’meeting will l be held
to-morrow nltoroooa, led by
Subject; '•■TheTwo Bons.M >
—A hundred ' servant -girls can find omnloy
raent at. inly.,wages In Adrian. Mich. J. 11.
McCarty, pastor of the Methodist Church, may
be addressed on tbo snhJeot. ■. .. , ,
—Among the geoeral wrcck pfeily insurance I ‘
companies it Is pleasant to notice.that boo.has 1 1
come to the surface. The Great Western Insur
ance Company bos- made : an examination of its
resources, and its Executive Committee an
nounce that they will pay all «*f its losses in ful‘
and preserve its pai.i-uncapital intact. All per*
sons having claims are requested to presont thorn
at once. • *
Building Prospects in the Burnt
District of the City.
A Large dumber of Elegant Edifices
Under Contract.
Building prospects in the city look moro en
couraging than ever. The prediction tbat’Cbi
cago would rise again is beingverified more rap
idly than any one could hare ventured to an
ticipate. Every day the aspect of the ruined
districts seems, to undergo a change. The im-_
meuse piles of debris which, a week ogo. pro*
seated such a hopeless, look, are being trans
formed into regular piles of brick, ready for tho
mason's hand. In fact, a large portion of the :
burned district ' already begins to ' look
less r liko -- tho • mins of a .city
than tho foundations of a now one. la some
places the foundations were being put in, liter
ally before the bricks were oold, and in ono in
stance whore workmen were* bn*y building a
wall, tho flames wore still seen coming 'up from
the cellars. •
We published, a few days since, apartial state
ment relative t » the new buildings already com
menced. In the old business portion of- the city.
Many Important items are yet to be added to tho
list. Mr. JohnM. Von Oidoll. who has now
removed his office to- Nixon's Building} corner
of LaSallo and Monroe streets, has received, or-'
ders for the immediate erection, ot a 1 number of
substantialbuildings, ol which tho following'are
the most prominent;
Mr.'Joha has ordered tho rebuilding
ot the Drake Bl >ck, on Wabash avenue; which
is to bo completed in a style similar to tbe'old
building. It is characteristic of the courage and
energy ol_ Mr. Drake that the order for, the re-'
Construction of this twice-demolished structure
was given the next day after the fire.
. Cyrus IT. McCormick has commenced the erec
tion of tbreo storcs, 40 feet front by 180 feet deep,
on Michigan avenue, south ol Madison street,
the site of the old Burcn dwelling. The build
ing will be five stories high, with,stone or iron
Mr,-McCormick has also commenced to build,
at the north-west corner ofLako street and
Michigan avonuo, a five-story block, oiA by 120
feet, for stores; stone nr iron front.
Ttie same gentleman bos also ordered for im
mediate erection: two stores. 30 by ISO foet, five
atones high, at Nos. 19 and 21 Lake street; a five
story building, SO by 100 feet, for banks, office*,'
etc., on.tho site of the.old McCormick building,
corner of Dtjarborn "and Washington streets; a
fire story building, 80. by 100.feet, for banks,
offices, etc., at the corner of Clark and Washing
ton streets.
Tho heirs of the Couch estate have ordered tho
erection of a fivo story building. 80 by 100 loot, ot
tho corner of Water and La Sallo streets. It will
bo a handsome brick front with stone lacings,and
will ba occupied by five stores.
The Couch estate is also building a lour story
bnck building,’Bo by 150 foot, tor’stores,’on
Water street, between Clark and La Salle streets.
The old Tremnnt Block is to bo rebuilt, with
a frontage of 160 feet on Dearborn street and 180
feet on Luke street. It will bo five stories in
height; as formerly, and tho exterior will bo
brick, with et-mo architectural trimmings. The
lower part of the block on Dearborn street will
bo finished lor offices. .On Lake street there will
bo two _ handsome stores. 40 by ISO loot. The
work will bo proceeded with at once.
Halo *t Ayro have , ordered the , erection of a
| fivo story building, 73 by ISO feet, at the corner
,ol Michigan avenue and Lake street, similar in
plan to tho one destroyed on tho same site.
The Oriental Building ’on LaSallo street is to'
bo rebuilt at oneo by Mr. Walker, of Ottawa,, af-.
ter tho samo plan os the old one. The dimen
sions aro 75 by 120 feet. It will-bo occupied as
offices. Some improvements will bo made on
thf old buiMing, and vaults will, bb'constructed,
Johtl V; Farwol) k Co. aro building, on Mon-,
roe strect, between Pilth avenuo and Franklin
street, a four-alory brick . building, 135 by'lßo
Tho Insurance Exchange building, on LaSalle
street, between Monroe and Madison s'.roots. ls
to be rebuilt by tbe Republic'lnsurance Com
pany. The. work will be proceeded with itUmo
diately. It is. 83 .by 90 feet, fivo stories high,
with handsome stone front. The French roof
will bo omitted.
Frederick Tuttle commences tho erection of a
fivo story building, US by ,150 feet, at tho north
east corner of State and Lake streets. It will
bo. in every respect, equal lo tbd building which
was destroyed, and will have an iron front op :
Lake street.' • : :
Potter Palmer resumes at once the erection of
his grand betel, at the- corner, of Mpnroe and
Stato streets. No chtnge has been made in the
general plan. Mr. Van Osdell wasfortunate
enough to save all the drawings 1 and pUos,
wnielt were worth about 63,030.' Ho was driven
from one office to another.several times, and
finally he buried in a cellar all his drawings, and
a number of valuable architectural books and
papers, which were found to have escaped tbe
general wreck.
• The first real estate transaction of any impor
tance since tbe fire was made yesterday morning
in the ruins of the Fidelity Sale Depository, op
posite the Court Houso. H. W. Hinsdale sold to
I. B. Bryan the lot corner of Randolph street
and Dearborn place, forty-eight feot on Dear
born place by ■ olghty-two foot on Randolph
street, for $50,000. equivalent to cash. The lot
was formerly occupied by Gore & Co;, and was
bougbf by Mr. Hinsdale a year .ago for
Its estimated value before tne firo was $60,003.
Konniff Wrighf, of Company K, Fifth Infan
try, was killed yesterday morning. He had becn
on duty at tho Custom House, aod ( with a com
panion, started to tbe lake shore fa washl In
returning they found a train of cars on tho track
at the foot of Madison street, and Wright stoop
ed down to crawl under a box car and reach the
opposite side. ■ While beneath the cars tbe loco
motive attached to-them commenced moving,
and tho wheels caught tbe unfortunate soldier
and crashed him. so that be died in a few mo
ments. He was about 36 years of age, and has
a sister who lives near Quincy, Ml.
Bestoration of Writing,
Tbero are now in the city many very valuable
account books vthich' are estoeroed.wartbless be
cause of their exposure to tbe fire in defective
safes. An Instance has come to light where a
book of groat importaoeo to a business man of
this city was restored after being badly oharred.
Persons who have hooks in this condition should
address Prof. C. Gilbert Wheoler, of tbo Chicago
University, who bus boon successful in all the
cases fib has trioJl'
Storm Warnings,
Tho Signal Service, Corps of tho United States
army have adopted a pian forsignalUog the ap
proach of clangeroniStorms, for tho use of marin
ers and others. The signal Is uiually displayed
from .the building In which the government
moiorological observations are taken in the sev
eral cities. The Chicago station!ia .-now located
at No. 10 West Randolph street,-and the. signal
will probably be displayed from thotop ofLind r s.
Blook. near Lake street bridge. .We append tho
following explanations of tho signal and its'
•meaningsrThe cantlonarysigoa! "!3**n* red' flag
with black. . -, - f . .... „. , -
Tho Board oI Health -recommends '.use of
carbolic; add. snip halo of i foil ,:sti'd; ehlorfd o of
tine, as, a-dUio/ectanc.far •watar'clMQts'Jand’
catch basins. Thfc usd of ihe#D~articles iH&not
only purify the hboro-mbnlion'ed'placos' bntTilso
savomuch water that is now being used to flush'
them, a oiattor of tho greatest importance. By
so rioiog.ficknoss!niay also bo prevented!-*'
Voccloo virus may be obtained at tho office of
the bnnrd. physicians are requested to call of
the offioe of . the Board of Health,cornat of ;
Washington-' and Ann streets;- and tegistit their
names and residences^
V-" ‘ f,f~—i r— rc >s^l
Tho University orchicagd.*' i '
Tho action of tho University of Chicago during
tho Into disaster is worthy- of notice. We learn
that tho classes met as usual on Tuesday morn
ing after .tho lire, and, although the attendance
upon'them was somewhat diminished in-consc
quenco or.thejgreat .disorganisation of ail idler—
cits irvthe.ciiy.no interruption
that pomtihas'been suffered to occurs Ifcis one
of- the . signs .of. *of ‘.healthy
public feeling that at present' very Tow stndenls
who commenced the . year at tho university are’
absent from th eir places. Tho attendance this
year has been .unusually Urge., Mnoy-peraons
who have Jest their homes. Id tho Joto cbnflasra
tioo mlgnt-.flad it .to tbair. .ndrairtage'ta send
theirsons to this institution, where they can
obtain rooms and.board at a.-low rate, and; be
making progress'in* jtudy,'. •;
Margaret Sullivan, who lives In Waukegan,
fell on tho-sidewalk,,!corfasr of Bjisabhih Tnd
Fulton streets, on Thursday afternoon, '-and in
jured her right leg so badly that it had to.bo am
putated. She was sent to tho. County Hospital.
—Tho United Stoics Sub-Treasury has secured
the safe which was .exhibited at tho Cincinnati
Exposition. It cost $7,300, and is a marvel of
—Lee .t-Shepard, publishers*- Boston, hare
sent receipted bills to lull parlies indebted to
them m Oaioago.- .«
Civilization. Swo^r— Hapid Be
cpnat^ctirtil-Going OP.' S - J * 1 *
•The South Side is becominrtiayby dayamoro
civilized city,-rod\her.mhabitanls arc getting
reaceustomed to ** all . tbo modern conve
niences.” Without gas; or .water/find; with pa
trols,' policemen,’and'] Soldi ers/'bjr inhabitants
hardly recognized themselves and sfuck reli
gionsly by their, owu .fireside? after ‘.’.early
candle-lighting" • for-* fear * o‘f' ‘ the'•’pos
sible station-house*and * certain stoppage
by guards. Nbw the exigencies'of the service
have been relaxed so-far as to- permit uninter
rupted travel during the ddy.and street car loco
motion at any hour of the night. The renewal
of the water supply is a sparer of comfort ia that
it removes depsndiwfoo. upon the
watering-carts, and like sources. I*
The gas company of the'South’ and North
Sides insist that.-they are not asleep,
i They state that their" North Side work?
are in good condition, ready to run
nt any time, and that theyhavp half a million
feet of g&» now bn" hand. The troublo- 'li now,
i and mu»t;be for some timala oome. that 'flu)
' service pipes In tbo burnt diitnct'cdnobcdjh'-idt
"at to shut off the'escape. The* (dales' through
which tbo supply must come from the North
Side rani directly through the section traversed
by,the .fire, ancL. U. U,-Uiorofore r heoea»ary-.Ui«t
at each twenty-five front a soryicb p;po bo
hunted .oof ’-.Jilt' • ~ masi, "Ccases.' dug out)
and - -closed.—- This is- the --more -difficult
bccatxsa-tbor’nTea'un'ter the. sidewalk "Is,
in most-casts, filled witb-thowreckofJbe fallen
baUdingi and often, lei addition to inis, there Is
a fire still burning among the coal stored there.
The company state'that-if each older
had cleared away nis front immediately after the
Side within- two day?, i Sbrgd of the mains of the
: optdpipy 414 ft hurst.during tae-firb, thus adding
Ito the troubles .to be oxercome, This
! latter branch,of the difficulty bus* however, b:cn
overcome. Jioqkiog at tljo.praspcct la the light
of experience alrondy gaihcd, tbe'gas company
think they are safe iq.promising .to resume ser
vice in 'a week ,or thereabout*.', They aro not
willing to Pledge themselves to any date/but
annouqco.that they will light up. all tbo street
lamps as a signal whenever the burners'in'tbo
houses are feaoyibr Ji3e. • .‘i. ;
Hatters nt the" military tteadquaftefs are in
much the same condition aw on yesterday. In
addition to the of the Phmnix'Club -now
occufded:fey {Jonor*4‘SheruJani:-Kb. fflSl.Wabasb
aventie nos’been occupied, and will hereafter be
used by clerks and attaches of the headquarters.
need’s Temple of Sfusip.
’ This establishmont/so well ,known.to. the pub
lic, was burned, with its .complete stock, ,but,
wo aro informed,'was fully insured Iq.'the best
Extern companies. -They have secured two en
tire floors of one’of the largest brick business
olocks left in tho city. at No. 81 Hast Sixteenth
*T*<*t, n*-ar Wabash avenu**. They have a stock
»t 100 Chickering pianos now arriving, and offer
a splendid assortment to buyers. They continue
to iurnisb instruments at the same low prices,
and time payments os before tbe fire. All per*
sons wanting pianos that have been used but lit*
tlo can secure bargains, as many people leaving
the city aro placing their pianos on salo at tbe
Temple of Music. All friends and acaualnt*
ances of the house aro cordially invited to call
at their new place of business.
The Xiate John McDevltt—Water from
lowa—Sheridan as a Hotel Keeper—
Extraordinary Impudence.
Tho Chicago .’correspondont of the Boston
Pott says it is believed that John McDevitt, tb e
billiard player and ex-champion of the United
Slates, perished in the flames. Mr. McDevitt
was asleep in Thomas Foley’s billiard room. He
was last seen on tho steps of The Tribune office.
;. '■‘-fAn-loyraa'hoard.ot the fire on Sunday morn
ing; on Sunday evening ho took passage to Chi
cago to succor the family of hit son, who was liv
ing here. At a wayside station not far from
Chicago ho heard that tho Water Works were
burned, and that there was a scarcity of water.
Not being familiar with our geographical post
tion.ho pnrehnsed o cask and brought it fall of
water to Chicago. A philanthropic expressman
charged him fifty dollars for carting that barrel
to bis son's residence. It was certainly a cue
of well-meant! but misapplied benevolence.
—A Sf. Paul paper of the 17th says; **A store
is related of tho proprietor of St. Caroline's'
Court, a hotel on tho West Side, of Chicago,
illustrative of General Sheridan’s idea of the
eternal fitness ofthings. The General called at
tho hotel and inquired the price of board. * Six
dollars per day,’ was the reply. * The Price be
fore the firo?’ inquired tho General. ‘Two dol
lars and a ball.’ General Sheridan replied that
ho would ran that hotel himself and at-82.50 per
day. Ho l placed an orderly in charge, and at
•>nco put a stop to'exorbitantCharges.”
- —One of the most impudent of all tho. actions
Berformed8 erformed during tho fire was related yesterday.'
rriogton Loot, E»q.. one of our oldest and best
citizens, had dragged his' piano from bis resi
dence,'on Michigan avenue, and was toiling
along with it. when two men with adroy accosted
bim and asked him to whom it belonged, ilo
replied that* it was his own. and received the
ostoundingioformation tfant they would like him
to prove it. Without another word they placed
tho instrument on thoir vehicle and drove -off.
Of course remonstrance was’useless. He has not
seen tho piano since.
“The following curious incident is well au
-1 thenticated: Mrsi —, tho housekeeper of a
: prominent hotel, bad made np her mind to leave
(be oily a few days before tho fire. She bad not
drawn her salary for somo time, and it amounted
to 61.000. On Saturday this amount was handed
to her by tho proprietor. Tho boarders, at tho
samo time, got up a testimonial, amounting to
$l5O, and presented her with tbe money that
evening. She deposited, tbe greenbacks under
tho oirpet in a corner of her room. When the
sro was raging’; Mrs; rushed into her room,
aqd succeeded in saving a favorite Canary bird.
Bat sho forgot all about the money.
—Tho son of Mayor Mason of Chicago is wor
thy of Chicago and of bis large-hearted sire. On
Saturday ho was in -Troy, this State, buying
stoves, “ lie is a young man,” says the Troy
Timet, “and.hod juafeomtnonoed business life.
Married a little over a’yenr ago, he was estab
lished in a prosperous stove trade, and hud just ’
completed a* -now house ’ for himself and
wife. Everything was swept- away,' except
bis wedding presents, which were at tbe
house of bis father. ‘This house was saved.
Tho fires were, hardly extinguished before
young Mason gathered those - prevents together
and started with them (or New York. Ho sold’
them to Tiffany & Co. lor $5,000. With this
money ho will now re-establish himself, opening
a stove store for tho timo being in.the basoment
of his father’s elegant residence. A bar load of
’stoves was. shipped to him on Saturday. Tho
young man shows tho real Chicago pluck.” .
—John Gilvio, of Decatur, was yesterday help
ing to get a safe but of tbe rains on South Water
street, near the ’Union Depot. The men bad
got tho -safe’ nearly ut> on th»
sidewalk, it. ’ slipped'.- back
on them." This man came along and asked wfaat
was tho matter with tbe safe; and one of them
said it had slipped off the rollers and gono book
on them.' Ho said, ** Got out of my-way,” and
seizing on it like Samson, lifted it up. .walked
to tho wagon with it, ten * or twelve feet, and
tnrewitou the wagon. Bo caught it on tbe
bottom.odges/raised it up with the force levered
against his'breast, and walked off wttn it. The
•proprietor said it weighed 2,464 pounds. The
man thou offered to hot SSOO that be could HA
and carry 3,000 pounds. HoisaboutS feet ten
ur eleven inches high, weighs, perhaps, 260
pounds, built like, u Hercules,’ and about 38
years old. Ho’was a boss bricklayer In Macon.
How Vicious Characters were Taken
from the J ail .and /Effected .their
Escape—Five Murderers
Still in Custody. 1
As was stated in yesterday's Tribune, the jail
.in tho East Wing of tho Court House is in good
condition. Only the wooden window frames
were burned out, tho colls and everything
else remaining intact. The Gilbert Library
was , destroyed, and tho ■'iron flooring
of the rooms on tho ground floor, facing
:ClarK street. was considerably warped,
but has since boon ’ straightened. Sheriff
Bradley’s office Is located hero. All tbn records
of but office, up to 1370, were in the fire-proof,
vaults in the'.old Court Haase, and are sale.
Tho;e of 1871, including bis fee execution and
other book?, were destroyed. Jailor Foltz has
onargo of the jail, and ho has now locked np forty
When it became evident that tbe Court House
was. going ta bo burned, about fifty of tbe
worst characters in tho jail wore given in charge
of policemen, who took them to tbe Huron
Street Station. flames reached that
part of the North Division, the prisoners had to
no removed to tho North Avenno Station, end
during tho trao«for about twenty of thorn mede
their escape. The fire* also drove them from
North avenno, aud when the officers bad reached
tho Madison Street Station they bad bat four
teen of tbe criminals remaining. Among those
now in custody are five murderers. Dresser,
who shored tho old - man off the Bridewell gal
lery, was released, but gave himself up lo Cap
tain Miller half an hour afterward, and is now
locked up.
Aid Bendored • Destitute '‘Children by
Cincinnati—One Hundred Orphans
Takeh; to that City. '
; One of_ the moat tender and touching exhibit
tiona of theprevailing- impulse to unirersal
charity is -found in the -prempfaid which has
been extended to the orphan, dud ..destitute
children of this city by neighboring, places,
notably . Cincinnati. ;" In the' burry’ of
‘bo • first portion of tho* relief
work Mayor . Mason telegraphed to' ; Murray.
Shipley, a well-known philanthropist of Cin
cinnati, requesting him'to take charge of a num
ber o{ .children made orphans by the fire. 3lr. -
SniFlpyjjama immediately to this city but found
Mayor Mason so totally mixed thathagotno
satisfaction from him* He,.however, did a great
kindness to tbe llaU'Orphans’ Asylum by pro-
TidiogU with paltrcssos aod’.aid of different
kinds. For tho present the expenses oftba Halfv
Orphan Asylum will bo,borne by tho Cincinnati
Children’s Home.
, Throe ladies who accompanied Mr.'Shipley
•?t J- a Jto°d work iu fitting up a lying-in hoj
.pitat for the relief of women who, were destitute.
Another manifestation of cho same spirit was
noticeable in tho reception of a hundred cbil
open by the Oatholio institutions of Cincinnati.
Ihc children were among those rendered-home
less by tho fire. • -
.'i,' \r THE" BOTTH TRIAL.
—? RK / 9?** 19.—The testimony in the
■Botts trial closed at noon. Mr. Sponcersmn
mea op lor the* defence; contendlnc that tho
prisoner did not desperately •premeditate mur
“.•*7 bo. was irresponsible and Iren
zied by Jove and jealousy; ‘ that tho pis
•ViTS? accidentally discharged In the scuffle
wl£ who criminally connected
with Mrs. Wilson, and more responsible for hia
own death than Botts.
t» „ personal.
c? v . j *A* Bartlojtr, of Chicago, will speak
an Saturday night, at Cooper Institute, stating
how he left the people and what of the future
r T, ,M, T,?E “ICniOASf SUFFERERS.' '
v I J .V E *.Ainworman, Vico Consul General of the
Netherlands lot the United' States, appeals for
contribution far the saffsringojmmunity ofHol
landors in Mlhfijgan. * •
_ At, a meetrog-ol the members of tho Produce
Exchange this afternoon, a commilt'eo-wua ap
pointed to raise funds for Michigan and Wiscon
sin sufferers; • • •• . •
Iho agents of the ■ Anchor' lino of steamers
thrCLSi n fa t nd C . tCdtol,ay £3 ’° oo Sttr “ ne for
_. T . • : AQUATIC.'- ;
iho Livonia won . thoyacht raceonLong Isl
and Sound yesterday.
An injunction 1 has been granted against the
Irving Insurance Co;, and M. J. Crow appointed
receiver. u
The Sanitary Committee of the Board of Health
has reported ogainst allowing any cargoes of
rags from countries where the cholera prevails
to bo landed without disinfection.
Too contrncior for cleaning cub streets has pre
soated a bill 'tp'the city lor 5142,000 for work
froarSaptemberl to'Octobor 16.
Bandmncn. tbo actor, bad given the proceeds
of his benefit on. Tuesday night. $2.370 t 0
Chicago auffcrec?.
Tlic Mormon Trials at Sait Lake.
Salt La'sb, Oct. 19.—1n the cue of Uawklnr,
tho’ i polygamist, charged by his first wife with
adultery, thojury was.finally einpannelled this
?Vi®tP 0 « oa, « OQt * trial , commenced. Tom
bjtcfa, lor the defence, occupied all the morn
! 9*. ~ *® °P , argument' that ho
had thonght.'undertho United Stales law, to
ten peremptory challenges, while the prosecu
tion bad only tbo rieht to.two. Judge McKean,
op the ground that this ,was a matter of the poo
f/r 0 ,K f '^i 0 , lu cd t. al J e ?. in the. Territory of
th^deftnotj United States, decided against
'■On thoopooingof ; tho trial tho first witnM,
called was the true,wilt;' Sha tcutifirdpojiliro'
Ir to tho cohabitation of her husband with two
other women-in-her house continuously To
morrow the dauKhtor, now married, will take
iho witness stand. ’ Ag
i 2 d, . etm ? n *' 1 ” 1 ’ . tb (« c“e i« brought under
the Utah statute m relation to crime and . pun
ishment, approred March G, IS5° v ”
; Ererytbinj is pcaooublo. Weather delightful.
Gold Excitement—Arrest of a Fenlau
; St. Paul. Mine.; Oct.-19.—General Leman, ar
riving from.Fort : Garry laf*t evening, reports in
tense excitement prevailing at Winnipeg on ac
count of;tb« reoent g -Id discovery at JmkeShab
ordawiru - Specimens - of the dust, nnigets and
qnartz.hare been brought to Wtnmpog.and hun
dreds were rushing to tho new gold fields. Lake
Shalwrdatrin -Ip a short distance from' Silver
Islet, '
General Curley,.ono of the leaders of tho late
Foman fioico:upon'Manitoba,- arrived hero yes
terday. and was immediately arrested. General
Curley, like O’Neill, who was arrested here on
Monday, declares that tho Fewiaa raid was no
raid ntall; but merely a colonization scheme,
andtbecolo&y could have successfully resisted
Colonel Wheaton, if so disposed.
Relief from England,
JE'havo'jast received advices from the resident
manager in' New York that,tho London offlco, by
cable telegram* Have.authorized-a subscription
of £s*ooo to the Chicago, relief fund,
. , ■ J,bg. B\ Si*. Joa.v, .
. " Asst. Manager Imperial Ins, Co. of London*
- --The Emperor William bos approved the troa*.
ty with France; and ratifications will bcffbrmaJly
exchanged on Saturday; •,
Final Passage of the Cana]
lien. Bill in Both
Chicago Tax Belief Bill—lmpor.
taut Amendment.
Special Despatch' to The Chicago Tribune.
SPBISQPIBLD,, Oct. 19.—The Senate net at 10
a. m.
The bill pending for a contingent fund of
SIO,OOO, to' be at the disposal of the Governor,
was passed. ’ *
The bill for the poyment'of $1,500 to the Lieu*
tenant Governor was passed-,..
House bill No.l,being tbeiCanal bill,as amend*
ed by" tho . Senate; passed by a unanimous
vote of Senators, as follows:
Yeat— Alexander,' Bang*, Beveridge, Boyd.
Crawford. Donohue, Do re.' Daily, Eddy, Edsall
Flagg,- - Fuller, Hampton, H ilcomb. Hunter.'
Jackson; Jewett, Langley. Little. Marsh. Mc-
Nulta; Nicholson, Pierce,- Reddick. RicbnJdion.
Senior, Srtophvrj, Snapp. Salomon. Starne.
Strovell. TincherH Underwood, Vaughn, Voris,
Whuneyv Wilkinsons Williams.t WuOdWord—39.
Tho Mayor’s Committee save an opinion the
other day thftt no legislation was : necessary tn va
cate the Common Council ordinance of Juno 30th
last, andAhe Committeo;on.Municipal Affairs, to
which Che ros'olntion on the subject was referred,
inclined to let it default. Yesterday, how
ever. Mr-.Tuley Bent a despatch to Mr. Stiles,
tolling bun that .legislation was necessary,
and a few of he Cook Cosnty
• members cot together 'andvpreparod the> follow
ing amendment tb'ilouieSlll Jno. 5, now on its
third-reading:' r ;
Insert "That whenever!’ fn any incorporated
city in this State, anyHaree portion of the taxa
ble properly of sncb'cHy shall be destroyed by
fire, so as to seriooslyimpair or affect the ability
of the property owners of sneh city to pay taxes
or : special- - assessments ’• thereon, aud
an appropriation • bill bos'', boon
made or passed, or special improvements order*'
ed before such fire, aodthe tax or assessment for
the. payment or raising of tfao same has not been
levied or collected, it may bo lawful for the City
Connell of any such city to alter, revise, ebanee,
reduce, vacate or repeal such approprialionbill,
oc any part of the same.'and 'to order the dis
continuance of said special improvements, or
any of' the same, or to reduce the- amount
of taxes or special assessments, ordered to be
levied or assessed or collected for any general or
special purpose,and to pass a now. appropriation
bilr, which’now appropriation bill shall have
the same,force and effect os if thwaarac had been
passed.within the lime prescribed by the charter
of any snob city.” .
: Tbollputo met at 10 a. tni ' Prayer was made;
and the journal read and approved,
Thenilljroyiding for the removal of the Re
form School inmates from Chicago to Pontiac
•was slightly amended, and was ordered* lobe
engrossed f*r,n third reading.' .
Mr.’Uaiues .reported, back House bill No 6
slightly amended, audit, was ordered to a third
Mr. .IVaitc. from the Committao on Municipal
Affairs, reportol back House bill No. 5, with tho
ameadmiiDt given - above, recommending its
The amendment was adopted, and tho bill was
ordered to be engrossed f»r a third reading
A bill to. pay some expense# ot tho Twenty
seventh General Assembly was referred to the
Committee on Contingent Expenses.
Mr. Turner moved to suspend.the rules and
take up House Bill, 2«o. 1 os amended by the
senate, lie. explained the position of the Chi
cago delegation who wore prepared to accept the
bwt they could get, and be hoped tho unanimity
with which tho Senate-passed the bill Would in
duce the House to endorse its action,
Barnes spoke strongly in, lavor of the
senate amendment,-not that he approved of it
orpreferred it to. the, House bill, bat that the’ ,
object for which they.met might notbe defeated
and that relief to Chicago might bo. sure and
speedy. . •
nincncliffb'. gave .his .Qpinion that the !
ae . Q ? ta amendment was by far. the bolter prop-'
oaition. • ... ■■ 1
Tho bill, aspassed, provides for. the rebuilding
ofthe Court;Housa on its old ,site.
: Abe bill for. the purchase of the Insane Asy
lum of Cook County will be.amendedby the Sen
ate the Siate. may lease and cun thoiu
atitution. At some future time, when the State
has money m the treasury* the purchase may be
, House Bill N0.,4. lor an act to prevent the un
jun collections by incorporated cities and towns
ot taxes levied-upon property destroyed by fire
nod to authorize tho Common Council of such
cities, or Board of Trustees of such town*, to
change or amend appropriation bills, to pass
new appropriation, .bills,. to reduce
taxes, and. special assessments' in
ccriam cas?i l; and to discontinue special
improvements, was passed by a two-thirds vote.
Ims bill provides for tho vacating of thoordi
nanco of the Chicago Common Council passed
June,3o lost. , ■
_.aiho Senate bill for tbu running by the Suto of
Cook County ilnaano Asylum was read onca'in
the House..-
it ' -P 00 * COUNTY TITLES.
Inc ilonso.Jndioiary Committee will recom
mend to-morrow the. appointment bribe Gov
ernor of a Commission ol -Soven io inquire into
titles in Cook County, and report at the ad
journed session.
Yesterday’* .Proceedings In the Haiti*
' mpre Convention.
Baltimore. Oct.. 19.—1n tho Episcopal Con
vention tbo Committee onCanons reported it In
expedient to amend the. canon. in relation to
raarnage and divorce; also- inexpedient *.to'cre
ate toe offies ot Suffragan Bishop. • Tho minor
ity report favors a noiv canon on.tho latter sub
ject, Both were tabled.
. ; Bey, Dr« ilead, of Connecticut, from the Com
mu tea on. Ritual, reported a canon recognizing
on the part of this Church no other law of. the
ritual than it lias itself accepted and provided,
viz.: Firet, the Book of Common iPrayer, with
the offices and orijjnant appended as constitu
tionally amended. , Second*- canons of the
Church of-Bngland' in U«d in the American
provinces before-1789.'and not sabsequentlr
superscded. altorcd, or repealed bv general or
diocesan legislation.-.- Third canonical or other
legislativojor judicial action or diocesan of this
.Ciinrch, inJconvontiOof, general -or diocesan, or
py duly constituted, authorities:, provided, that.
;a all questions aristae, concerning ritual obser
vance, ;tbe administration of - lair appertain? to
an ordinary, whoso decision is to bo hold to bo
the settlement,.of, the qaeation, except that
contradictory, too decision lo bo subject to ro-'
- vision by tho House of Bishops. .
A resolution .was also presented providing for
a joint comoultea of three Bishops, tbroo pres-''
by tors, and three. laymen, to.report to thflnoxt
General C-nvenlion what portions oftho-canons
of the Church of. England of 1603 weroi’n-usc in
- tho American provinces in 178U: how they havo
been modified or repealed, and. whether any por
tion .requires such : action. An amendment
was offered that -the, above canon shall
not go., into , operation until after said
Jf port i >3 •••/.; acted •' ■ upon by the
General . Convention. Tho whole subject
was assigned to tormorrow. The canon, it is
understood.,was written By Bishop
ham, and adopted by tho entire joint committee,
A message was received from. ihftHoasd of
Bishop? that thoy.badutmended Canon sby fur
tnorproyisionß;relative to the organisation and
discipline ; of; churches .:,-or. congregations''
that . bad ; the JTair. :York Bible*
Society's _Edition of .: the: Common Prayer
Book as a standard edition, and providod fur the
custody of tho stereotype . plate - thereof: • bad
aiao adopted a resolution that a fund-fop-the re
liefer tho widows and orphans of deceased
clergymen, and of tho aged, infirm; or disabled
clergymen bo recommended , to -the - generous
sympathy qftho whole Church, and naming tho
Bishop of. Delaware^Bishop of fßastoo, Rev. 1
Henry, C. ; , Potter,. Rev. Morgan I)ix.
Mr. James. i-; ; _ Dopejrsltr. - iSi.ph.n
II- . . Hash; •• and:r Mr. . Alexander Smith
inis tees of. tho fund Jor tho three years ensu ng.
Dr-Paddock, fn.jn thftCdmmitteo'ron Coaohs
submitted , a report; -with :on . amendment, to
canon 21, Title. 1; so ji* . to. prevent the'
auenation.of.ehuroh ;builaings bdu grounds to'
parties or corp<>rate bodies no-longer in accord
ance wuhithe doctrine, disoiplino.:or worship of
tho Protestant Episcopat.Ohurob. .This amend
ments out of, the;Cbonoy matter at Cnicago.
- Haight, of Hew York, presented the report
of. Itev. B.V. jievip. rector of- Grace Church.
Rome. Italy,m which be seta forth tho-disad-'
vantages ot oharobef- worshipping. in foreign
countries, and asks thatsuch iegislationrbo made
by the General Convention: as- wilf give to these
congregations parochial right?, and bring them
into closer relation wiib the church athume, and
requests that they be allowcd-rcprosentation in’
the General Convention,L--
..A resolution: providing for tho holding of
evening a&ssions.was adopted: also arcsolntion
that after Saturday no-new subject be enter
tained by thi? Hiuse..::
Tno order ofthe day,tho amended canon ro- 1
latmg to tho admission of persons as oandidato? !
tor holy , orders.'was -taken up. and discussed
unUi : nearly 4 o clock, when an adjournment
Xdcffraplxlc Brevities.
There are rumor* that Hall and Streenoy nre
ready to make Important concessions to the Re
form Party, and are anxious to drop Tweed
-.“TboLorillarJ Insurance •Company, of Now
l ork. has boenoompeJled to susponil. by reason
of its losses *!a the Chicago fire. The assets ot
the company are a million and three qnarters
liabilities unknown. The Atlantic and il*mhat’
tan Companies have also suspand.-d, _
•t K p to .^ o d n Oiday rjisat the subscriptions -at
Oio Mansion House, for Chicago,.; amounted to
ot Kldder
mmster, £3OCT on tbe spot. , -
. Johnson,a jjoriaon' jjishop of Spriog
rr Utah, has been arrested at that place by
United SiatoiAUrabal Patrick, under an indict
ment found a year ago os accessory, to- the murd
er of a prisoner taken to Provo, and will have a
bearing before Judge Strickland in the first Dis
trict Court. - ' ■ -
Quito a severe shock of. earthquake was felt
In several localities ip; .Maina, yesterday, At
Augusta- the vibration lasted tea or twelve
seconds..-:;,.... \* ~ ....... w
—Tammany made nomiaatione' for tho State
Senate last night, : including'Wm.. M. Tweed,
Michael Norton* John J.- Uradiey, and Henry
W. Genet. ~ - .
Jr., has prooared an • injunction-from
Judge Pratt, of Brooklyn, prohibiting tho use
m any way of certain letter* nud-papere possessed
by Helen Joaephinc.Mansfield,:wbich wbrq writ*
ten by risk, Jr., and. the pablieatioa'of which,
be says,.would expose him to' publics criticism.
A receiver has boon appointed tatage charge of
the papers. The pow«r which is sought to be 1
oxornifiod tho vJerel fraUis almost unpre- I
cedontedm such casus, • *
vr 7 ?iVi tlun J ll Insurance Convention In New :
£nKtXi ed *** a ?» largely attended. PrQ-u,
dent MilUf stated that the subject of the Chioa.
go fire will bo brought before the ©-invention
p l»V« «? l»«a» & iho N«w York CooKs!
ho ballCTed Ihoy wiU .ll bo ,blo trfpay ot'lcasi
nmoty per cent, bat umo should Wallowed to
collect jojourcoji. Jt u.helioy.dlho, the Bio ia
Chicoto ww .the result of. haJly-conjtrucled
buildioe,, as ia Pons acil Lopdun & fire would
uaro itself oat in oqd block, ; ; , ,
<vT7 L * le journals contain-* the
Tecent legislative
o°ni°ftf on tho-subject ol emancipation:
One of the- bills which met with IhO' ’greatest op
position-appropriated $3,000,000. to be used to
ireo about; a million and a half of slaves. The
ground of opposition was the fact that this sum
of money was too small, ono ol the
that. ,t , by this bill only
10,000 slaves per annum could be freed, To©
bin as anally passed appropriates a mdob larger
« whlle p u y ¥’ °? oa is put at a.very
".7, fi ,g? re * , Pin? -emancipation.: will be
gradual, onlychlJdren tora afler the'passage of .
the aot.oo the ftth oflast monlhio be At ouoa lib- .
is Ihoogh;'that - the whole number of
slaves in . the empirovjUl not exceed a million
and a half,' Amajohty of these* are', la 'iho •
southern part of ‘ the; country, , • ThA. sugar
interest will not suffer'from' change; It is .
doubtful about the resnlta *w •
where the .lave, are more eJS? e ° S *“
Emperor feverj emenciMlie? hmeroos. A. the
pr. T C.m.;„ 7 deliver,
er.be, cxHcd ntpoo'ea’ in' 1 ,?!? 008 Con>™>Mion
the State to mako return* of***?®* eon > n .Mies in
-A wagon load of uS!n tS olSeoadltl*n
\n I»ew Orleans jestordaT Q T^ rp *^ oe< i*-*
driver instantly. The driveff :h «
aeveral hundred feet. TheS&i« • W .V b l°. WI »
ity were ah.tt.red by the wl
Fhidat Eygyisa, Oct, 19
. , Bcamiss at the bases
to-dny wu email. Th» ordinary rontin.
has bean »o completely dia-nraoiiTd thaltb!
mejonty of the banks fmnd but litUe to do
They are, of ooorse. dieeoootloE no ri“?l.i cil. -
probably will notsaUl
they cm find out who Are solvent * n A ,k» ..
not. The checkin*. «nd« £?
was necessanlyvery .Ebt.aad the dom.nd.’f
depositors on tbo banks for the proieat are oVt
: for small »nnu to pay living expenses until they
I w .w clear to a start in trade again. ?
The point of_ most; immediate importance In
Uto raorgamution of tho trade . f the oily SIS
raoTo the Brain and prodneo forward to the East
If tbit is promptly and effectually done,
place a balance in toe East to tho -red t of The
Northwest, which will be capital to be™ had
| ness on. ffe aro ttlad to And that f.“ fb“s ifil
important purpose of moring the crons
forward, ions of the railroade are lend-
Ime tho aid of their snrnltn fL ®J.
The plan,adopted by at least one il°roa
company, is t. nso it* bank balenco in thi? city
to advance in payments for «rain while carries
are boißß made op. The money is made aT.il,-
bio by the railroad company aulboriiin»
one or two responsible shippers to draw on its
bank balance in this city to pey for cargoes, the
i railroad company also agreeing with the bank to
1 D EJ?a b A Unc “ ! V°- mi epeeis-d amount.
either by Iko deposit of He money reooiycd for
-Iroigbt nod passengers, or by checks on its Sow
, York aosnnnt. .In the present emerreney no
belter use cohid bo made by a railroad company
of its bank balance than t* make it aid in re-es
tablishingthe business which sustains tbo rail,
road, and it is to bo hoped that every company
comes to Chicago will see the propri
ety of tbispolioy.
Exchange on Sew York is taken by the banks
at from to I percent, discount.
, Ajmjo amount of currency was ordered hero
from Now York during the last three days, and
tho stock ol currency here now is ample for all
present purposes of the banks.
bank o? exglaxo bate op discount.
There was a rumor on tno streets to-day that
tho Bank of England had raised its minimum
rate of discount to S per cent, and that tho
Bank of Montreal had raised its rata to 9 per
cent. Bight-per cent for money in London is
equivalent to at lca«t 12 or 15 per cent
m New York, and it is to be hoped this
report may not prove entirely correct. But it
could not be expected that the enormous losses
or Eastern and foreign insurance companies in tho
pro in this city would fail to cause convulsions
mall the money markets of both America and
Europe. The demands upon the insurance com
panies to pay their 1-sses obliges them to tbnw
vast amounts of their seenrities upon the mar
ket. Their stockholders also having, in
many instances, bat their entire stock
m the companies. and having no
more income from those sources, aro obliged to
sell othor stocks and securities to- g»t ready mo
ney. /I bese amounts precipitated anon the mar
ket wipo out the margins ol speculators in stocks
and securities, and aggravate tho decline of
nnoes, not only of stocks and securities, but of
most othcrkinds of property, and large schemes
hko that of the syndicate to negotiate tho new 5
per cent loan, will necessarily fail under such
rates of interest as are now rumored in Lon
don. Tbo scarcity of raooev i n
London does not result entirely from tho Chicago
Qre—tfaough that event has unquestionably had
a great effect in that dir-ction—bnt owing to the
flowof tpecio from the Bank of England to tho
Continent. Tho Bank of England had Increased
its rat" of discount twice during the three weeks
preceding the firo, and tbo latter event has only
increased tho former tendency of tho London
market toward stringency.
- >Vo hear of n number of wholesale merchant*
coming from St. Loui?. Cincinnati, and other
cities, to locate in regular business in groceries
hardware, dry Mods. etc., etc., in Chicago. One
grocery hoos • from St. Louis, and a hardware
firm from Cincinnati, were looking around to
day for lots m the burnt district, where they
propose to buy ground and build, with the pur
pose of making permanent establishments In
th*ir lines of trade. These gentle
men nrsno that many of the mor
dants of Chicago will not ha able to
tro on, that many who will continue will not
hare adequate capital to control their former
trade, and that consequently the trade of Chi
cago will to a great extent fall into the hands of
firms, composed partly of the members of the
••Id ones, who bare lost a great portion of their
capital, and partly of new members from other
cities with additional capital. It is obvious that
there was scarcely ever soch an opportunity for
capitalists from abroad to Inrest in established
business, and many of them will doubtless arail
themselves of the opportunity.
J ■ . German National, 633 Wabash avenue.
Mutual Trust Company. 56
b’ «a ( w mi L.°o. ial i Loan CflmD ony. formerly at No.
" 60 North Clark street, will open for business at
J. the'-corner of Archer avenue and Twenty-iecond
w street on Monday.
° Opening pnees, Oct. 19:
1 New York Central 88 W.U.T. Co «?>•
*• Reading.. 0. A Uj' £Q .
- Rock Island 96*< j§4 v
d Northwestern 51% Union Pacific -
Lake Shore .....—.92% Gold
. Pacific Mail 42%
} „ „ CLOSING PRICK, loCT. 9.
gr *■“•>- - m
Northwestern 55 Sr, .To *
; IMt;;; m §%£.* Ccntr * i; ,^
Wabash..... 54 Gold
P'iS 00 .*!!' S1 - H4U 5-20 i. '67, natr
?-20*. '64
5-20s. '67 112% G dd
• -v? 0 Wllowuig instrument* wore filed for record
id tho Recorder a office on Thursday. October 19 •
. -Warrantee Deeds—Lot 58. Block 62, See. 19*
cration i)X * 2 ° feet » dated October 3; consid-
Lots 29 and 30 in Raymond's S. E. \i of See. °7
oct °berlß; consideration, SS.OOO.* *
aT *t near Eighteenth at., west front.
Sl6 t ' “ ated o ctobcr 16; consideration,
Lots 43 and,44 in Block 5 ot Baxter'* cp \s
<U,ed SeptcmbWsrSJia^
t .«„ • -B?°V T E OP CITY limits.
°j k29 «>fKimbark’s Addition to
aik * dateti October 2; consideration.
_Lot 13 in Block 16 of Phare’, S. W. \i Sec. 12.
38.13, dated October 29; consideration, 8300.
ttolposes and quit claim deeds, five mortgages
covering real estate, one chattel mortgage
Oireo together, with lorty-elght deede. ,ffich
wcretc-recordodby reason of tbo fire.
Lake Freights,
We note the following engagements: To Baf
faln—PropD. W. Bowers, corn, at »chrs
corn, at UVf”
\f*xPVS bta * 9 ' rye l 1 i? ; ««brs Mootaak and d
XL Walkor. corn, at Hot schrs Frank Perew.
and Chenango, woeat, 12c; achn G. J.
Whitney and T. Parsons, oats, at 3
£»«* Balms, oats st
a J : m C^> s B. J. King and U. Howard, wheat
at 13c. To Boston—Prop Maine, corn, on p. t.
Money and Stocks lu Jew York,
New York, Oct. 19.—The gold market was
. alternately heavy ami firm daring the day, and
' nugtd from 113 to closing at 11-% Loaos
wore from 3 per coat per annum to 1-lfl ner dav
for use. Clearings. $43,000,009. Awards a: thl
soldMle were 82.000,009 at from 112 53-100 tt> 112
• • The givernment bond market was gensrally
?u I L aa ?- l7eak * being unfavorably affeetod by
tbe-dooUne in gold and some further failures of
insurance companies.
\ market * improvement in stocks
to-day. tarly dealings showed an advanea
.V, ♦k'* - t(> to . ttie . general marker,
but the improvement was lost when It was an
oounced that the Treasury had sold 82,000.000 in
u n tbo sentiment was de
cidedly bullish, and pneos wero carried higher
than had previously boon reached. The upward
iflv»n^ 0 j n W “ led , by Heading shares, which;
advanoed 4 per cent from the lowest point of ibo
day. This buoyant condition of affairs was
Drought about by some prominent boars cover
ing their shorts and turning balls foratempor
ai7<?Lu P ' ,, - eo *m? loney , waj easier, and thisas
suted the nse. The market at the ologe was strong
and generally up to the highest point of the day
Tho only reaction was m Heading. Western Union
lelegrapb, and Rock Island. Cash stocki of
iteadmewero made’ soaroe this afternoon, and
1-1G to % per cent was paid for tho use of It until
to-morrow. ‘“ aw
. Tho demand for money was quite sharp during
fc4 a -f. hOQ ” ? fl S e d - a7 - bQ I ia ‘bo 'afternoon
i.J® WM aa owter feeling and. loaos ware made
at i per cent on stocks, and 7to 5 per cant on
government bonds. as ° a
Stale hood* dull'and heavy.
New York Dry Goods Market.
New ;York. Oct. 19.-The dry goods „s-„,
was steady lur all staple fabrics. t- 0 *
excessive supply but abundant for
taut purposes. The supply burvioJ
cago and oihep Western oili«~ »i?i Jl? l a tbi
demand f.ir woollen goods. fits te * otne
steady and in limited io^ lc « nes *t. ar ®
makes printing cloths, V 0r best
good and for common to
SmtSJS {kSsW lh* brown
ii«UUh«UnS 0 ’ “4
New York Live Stock 3farket
Oct. ID.-Boovoa-To-day. IXOO
aftor SCO yosicrde? from the over snuDlir.ii
edelpblu market. Trade »aa"ow; Jitalleeld
Pnces were no bolter, batchers holding back for'
4fo aJS'S?‘•.AtPMtod to-morrow. foiaoa of
tO 1/4 CWt, thin, sold St 7c* nrimae crv^
to oky v Ule > at 6 flSilfiiofV
«wUOc. Very ftw cattle bare CMo Cf
fw-u Chicago since the fire. latfcaghd
[ Janeep—Hcocipis. 1,800. Market r „
fmn? i* 1 * Xor thin "01b
ffiol^O^So^l?. 7^-
ssass* 50
• The Produce 3farketi«
''' ’ . ST. LOUIS.
I8)£. IOCa °° L 13 -- c “™»:-IXnchansod, at
lIBRAPSTDfT3--Flour—Low grades #
firm; superlmo winter, 55.00545 23* •■♦♦.s.® *»nd
$>•50(35. 65: doable extra, tslocafLgs.* *V/rV* ar *
dal!; prices have declined* sn%iir^?T , V '•&««
at.Sl.Si Corndull. and pVlo?s hare £^- 3l 5 d
mixed on track. jSI d ! jll , ae 2 ;
I market unsettled mSSr*! fcnd tho
33@&c. Burley dull at 7V r’ m 53^ a track.
Minnesota. Byo oaaiar; fc GI&iSL 7 prim ®
i-S at So*. ** bl(a * xlC *
' -
Cboi““~ Ia lllir ■‘fPP'y. at lauio for coed to.
nn < n'Sjfe l f n lar,a . , . npp , l3r *t ! J4330 for Tom
and for good to choice steers.
i9^?»?* T3 “^ , 99obf ,s flour. 13,000 bu wheat
UMbM a tlm rn,U,o “ oat 3 ': : *”• “ to.’
„ . Milwaukee..
■ jIH,Wj4UKKC, UCI. 19, vs^v—’S7r>TT*“
wi l a ,“ d 1 - l6a S6j»s6.i2s "r
iV beiil finjiur, A 151,17 for lio. l> rpmUva » in/
@I.I3JS forseller November; No,l?3hlS:«I l|£?
cash. Oats dull aod lower, at 2&> **
Corn qmet. at 46a for ko, 2,’ Sy. lower. Vt 64«
lor No. 1. Saney weak, alSSofor No. 2.
Receipts—4o,ooo ba flour. SW.OOO ba wheat.
• bniPMEsra—4,ooo ba flour, 242,000 bu wheat.
JrßUGaTa—DroopiarjlflotoSaffalo, ISoloOa
wcgo. ■ . .. : v *^
PAQ*— COLLINS—Oo October IS. IS7I, at the roa-
Idenco of tbu bride*. pareula. 6CO iliehigao wr.. by tb»
-tier. B. W, Pntterson, Cbarloa L. Pag. and Kiln A.
Colima. all of tbia dly. A “
. 'UcGRATU—it U Wroibwonb *r., October 18.
ISII. John U.,youn*e.tion of j. c. and B. JdcOcaih*
, Vucaral oa .Friday*. Oct. 2a, by care to. Calrarr
iutlon, *

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