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SUKDAY. JASCAHY 3, 1804.
THE CITY.
D. L. A.—The delegate from this Congres
sional District will make a report of the dotnga of
the national Connell, recently held at Washington,
on Monday evening at Warner’s Uall.
Audubon Cixn.—The annual meeting' of
the Audubon Club for the Election of officers for
the current year, will be held at their rooms, on
Tceeday next, January ffth, atAp. m. A full at
tendance is desired.
That Labge Paws op Glass.—The mon
etrous glass fer the Whealer& Wilson Store win
dow la being transported all the way from Now
Tork upon a platform car. It was undertaken to
put it into an ordinary car andfound quite Impos
tlble.
Bourn Side Prophett,—Luther Haven baa
cold to Wm. B. Van Epps, President of the Bli
nds State Agricultural Society, 70 feet front on
Michigan Avenue, near the corner of ISth (Old)
street, for |S,OCO, Mr. Tan Epps will Improve tha
purchase at an expenditure of SIO,OOO.
Union League.—The State delegate to the
National Connell, lately held at Washington,-will
make a report of the proceedings In that Council
on Monday evening, tho 4th instant, at Warner's
Hal). All tho Councils of the city and county ore
desired to be present.
11. will also deliver on that oc
casion an original poem. -
Bobberies.—Thomas ’William* *pd James
Cleary wore arraigned at tho Police Court on Sat
urday morning, on a charge of robbery; they were
held in the sum of SSO) to appear at tho Itecorder's
Court.
A colored man, who gave his name as Elijah
Parker, was also charged with the robbery of
goods from James Vaughan; he was held in S7OO
to the Eccordcrs Court.
Mercantile Association—Annual Meet
iNC.-lbc animal meeting of the Mercantile Asso
ciation will bo held this (Monday) evening In the
rsoms of the Association. After tho transaction
«f ordinary business, officers will be elected to
servo djuragtito ensuing year. The Association
will then adjourn to tho Tromont House, where a
banquet will be provided (ortho members and in
vited gucels.
Death from Asrnrxi a.—Justice DoWolf
held an inquest upon the body of lease J. Ball, at
ITO Hi sb rt reel. It appeal* that the deceased died
Irffui Foflocation, caused hy blowing out tho gas
when hu retired, ami falling to turn It off after
words, tliogse escaped Into tho room, vitiating
tho olrrsusltig his death. Mr. Unit was from Bou
turUy.midlisdagtrl about ffvo years old with
him. The verdict of tho Coroner’s Jury was that
ho died from suffocation, allnchiog no blame to
any person.
IHcnmriKU rott ConoitKi) Bokimijnta—
*l*l)o woik of recruiting for the Pint Boglmonl of
Colored Volunteers fur tho Slate of Illinois, Is
progressing quite satisfactorily. Besides those
who have gone forward, (hero are now 60 or 67
colored men awaiting transportation to hoadquar
tors. Woven of those were recruited on Saturday.
The colored men are stopping forward with be
coming alacrity to takothdr places in tho ranks of
tho defenders of llitlf freedom.
* The Late General Oohoohan—Tiib Fe
nian UnoTutnnooD in Cmcicjo—UrioLutiONi,— ,
At iho regular moctlng of tho Chicago Circle of the
Fenian brotherhood, on Tuesday tho 80th of De
cember. the following resolutions In connection
with the death of General Corcoran, wore unani
mously adopted:
Whereas, It hsthplcascd God lo remove from
us onr beloved Central Councillor, General Micha
el Corcoran, . .. •
Jlaoie<J s That whilst wo accept this dispensa
tion In humility of spirit wo regard bis death as a
severe lots to the cause of Irish nationality, and
that wo redouble our energy, onr patience aim oar
determination, to further toe noble work In which
his mind was so thoroughly cuarosaod, and whore
we feel bis spirit will be still with ns.
JleuAvtd % That although General Corcoran has
not lived to act a port In tho swiftly approaching
Irish Devolution, yet ho bos In that Infinitely more
laborious and diihcolt work, pnvorgam ration, on
titled himself to to the groat audhtsllng esteem of
all Irishmen.
KtsoLvon, That tho United Stales has lost In
him a careful, conscientious and scientific officer,
bis division a kind and Just commander, hU
Mends a delicate, generous hearted and chlvolrlc
Irishman.
Jietolted, That a copy of these resolutions be
forwarded to the widow of onr late brother, and
that we tender to her oar respectful and warm
sympathy.
BbtdoeV Chicago Battest,—A recruiting
party, consisting of Sergeants Alphonso W. Pot
ter, Lawrence Ford, and Corporal William C. Luce,
of this battery, arrived in this city yesterday, from
Chattanooga, Term.
They were each wounded at tho battle of Chick
amaugo, and return to Chicago sow for the first
time since 1861.
This battery baa won a golden record in front of
Chattanooga, as will be seen by the following copy
of a communication, dated Blair’s Cross Hoads,
Bast Tennessee, December SI, from Major General
Granger, to Governor Yates, famished ns by Ser
geant Potter. They'require but thirty men:
Hon. Hichard Tates:
Sir: A recruiting party, under charge of Sergt.
A. W. Potter, has been detailed from Drydge’s
Battery, Illinois Light Artillery, belonging to this
corns, and is now at route for your State.
This battery is an excellent one, and did signal
service during the late operations in front of Chat
tanooga, ondln the batue of Mission Kidge,
It would be a well deserved compliment to the
battery to fill its ranks to tho full quota. I am
confident it trill reflect honor, by its services, upon
jour State!
It would nave afforded me much pleasure to have
placed this party In charge of one of the commis
sioned officers of the battery, and would have done
so, bad not tbenature of the service here demanded
at their post. If, however, tho de
mands of the service will at any future time, bo
fore the Sth of January, IrCi, allow of the detail of
such officer, it will be made.
SOLDIERS’ RELIEF SOCIETY.
Regular Hcctlng-Beport > of Dcstltn*
lion and. Suffering—An Appeal
to onr Humane Citizens.
The regular weekly meeting of the Soldiers 1 Be
lief Society was held on Saturday afternoon, la tho
rooms of the War Committee. Fifteen ladies
were present. Tho chair was occupied by the
President, Mrs. A- n. Hogc.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and
approved.
Urs. Goodrich reported that she had. performed
the duty assigned her, by informing Mrs. Zdgerton
of her election as Matron, who has accepted, and
entered upon her duties at the Depository of tbo
Society, at No. 73# Stale street.
Mr*. Hogo reported that tbo Executive Commit
tees held a meeting at the T. M. 0. A. Booms ac
cording to appointment at the last meeting—that
the Y. M. C. A. have only about SB,OOO
to rely upon for supplying the poor at largo—that
this will seed to be largely Increased, and that
they will depend largely, upon tho Church collec
tions to be token up early tn January. A commit
tee was appointed at that meeting to confer with
the War Committees of the different Societies, for
relieving the poor, to ascertain whether there car*
not be tome organized systematic combination of
all the Societies, in order that the work could be
accomplished thoroughly, and completely.
The question was discussed, as to what rules
should govern the drawing of orders for the pay
ment of rest, etc., for poor families. It was, on
motion, decided, that the lady visitors be reqnost
cd to write out a statement of the case, naming tho
urgent wants of the families, after a careful inves
tigation of the case, giving the name of the head
of the family, time of enlistment, number of regi
ment, and place of residence of the family, and re
fer the statement to the gentleman in charge at the
Young Men's Christian Association Booms, who
will decide upon the case, according to his record
kept by that association. In urgent cases, where
the families really need Immediate aid. too can
vanveSEcrwlll give an order upon tho depositary
lor such articles as maybe in store, or open the
1 Y. M. C. A. Treasurer, where rent is to he paid to
prevent a family from being turned out into tho
\ streets.
} The Y. 1L C. A. have a record of the names, cir
cumstances, Ac., of many of those families, and it
is to prevent imposition as well as to deal Justly
with ibe deserving poor, that this plan has been
adopted.
Mrs. Tyrrell reported that she had canvassed
the district assigned her—west of Benbcn street,
between Fandolpb and Van Boron, and collected
(10 in two days, for the relief of soldiers* families.
Mrs. 11. Sayrs picscntcd two dozen more books
for canvassers, making sixty in all, donated by
Muoion A Skinner,and tho covers printed by Beach
A Barnard—as a donation. Thanks tendered.
Several of the ladles present reported heart
rending cares of destitution and suffering that they
knew of which demanded immediate attention—
some without fuel, others turned Into tbo streets
because they were unable to pay their rent. Ac.
The Depository, at 7SX Stare street, City Hall
way Block, has been In operation but two days,
yet. the matron. Mm Eugcrton, presented a fist
which was read to the meeting, embracing the
names, location, and demands made by abont one
hundred soldiers* families, thatb&ro there applied
for old. Many of them are destitute of fool, others
! or clothing and bedding sufficient to keep them
from suffering; very many of them arc without
fiour, meat, or vegetable!. There were but about
a dozen ladle* present, some of- whom, as the list
was read, were moved to tears because of their In
ability to relieve the suffering poor, who cam#
Ucrc demanding help. Each may present volun
teered to visit certain families which were assigned
, 10 thp® i yet there are a majority of them for wnom
nothing can be done for some days, unless our
; Mfle hearted citizens come to their relief
A f«w ladles have organized themselves Into a
■■“Wor folaicr.’ amlllc; have
dlvidt d the city Into districts,prepared books for
canyaesm, and done all In tbc& power to get the
Society into efficient working order. But there
have but lew ladles volunteered to visit soldiers*
"tallies, or to cunva a business districts to solicit
for them, and consequently little has been done
exrcpt to get ready to work. This work of prepa
ration should have commenced three months in
stead of three weeksßat now is no time
tossy what “might have been,** The winter Is
upon ns—the most severe that has been experi
enced for several years. Scores and hundrodi of
destitute and suffering poor women end children;
dallyflocktotbeDcpomory in quest of aid, and
ccmc away with heavy hearts, because tho Society
has no means for supplying them.
Citizens of Chicago—yon*whose loyalty, andllb
■ erality b*i never "been questioned, can you with
mind enjoy yonr comfortable home or
of business when you know that the families
of those who arc battling in the army to secure
von all yon enjov, are coffering here at your very
door in the city?—and when you know that yon
can relieve them without making any sacrifice?
Then let the supplies flow into the Depository,
freely, anil vWiwl delay. Let every business man
who takes any Intercet in tho welfare of oar sol
diers or their families, send to'metJtlny to the Sol-
Family Depository, No. 73# State street,
for their relief, at once. Those who wish to con
tribute foel, will scad to Mrs. Edgcrton, at tho De
pository an order upon any coal or wood yard for
the amount thtv will give to the soldier®’ families,
/iihcrfl mar send bedding or clothing, or orders
for them. Grocers may in like manner designate
' what they will supply. Cash Is always acceptable,
Ind will be Judiciously expended. Any article
* "SS be by fomulcfl trill be as gratcfolly
received as tho cash. ...
*fimid In tb*** donations without waiting foe one
another. They will be duly registered, and every
SSSbiitor can, if they de«lre, sec Where every
do Jar's worth has been appropriated. While oar
‘ dtfrois wait for one another, the poor wo snfler
. Sg and dying from the want of noccaaarles of life
Sit thousands of them can supply from their
abundance 1 Attend to this matter to-day I
THE CHEAT SNOW STORM,
A. Trenendona VlalAatlon—Thc
Street* PcaerledMClae KolU
road* all mockadcd*
Train* Snowed Up—
Frozen Paasciigcra
Orent Huflerlng-
Tlto Poor Sol
dier*.
Ollier Incidents—No Bread In the City.
The exceedingly mild weather which character
ized the last month of the year 1608, has been suc
ceeded by a enow storm almost unparallcd In his
tory In extent and violence. It seemed as If the
old year departed with a throe of agony, and the
dying struggle was felt all over the West, From
the eastern boundaries of Ohio to the plains of
Kansas; from the extreme south of Illinois to the
northern limits of Michigan and Wisconsin, the
storm has raged in uncontrolled fury. The vast
expanse of territory knows as the “Northwest"
baa bees bowed down hy Its visitation. Like the
sirocco of the desert It has taken in Its broad
sweep almost a continent, and devastation has
marked Us course. On the level prairies of Illinois
the storm has held high carnival, no natural bar
rier Interposed to check Its progress; It has leveled
an ( hcforc it in one fell swoop. For days—perhaps
weeks—the sad record will meet with Constant ac
cessions,* as from places eltuatcd outside of the
regular line of railroad and telegraph communica
tion Ute details will arrive. Scores, perhaps bun
dreds of persons will have been lost; their prop
erty destroyed, and their homes left desolate.
Never since the bitter cold and snows of the win
ters of ISW-G, and 18SW5 have we experienced a
storm anything like that whose fur? has Just been
expended. Indeed it has surpassed those bitter
visitations, for although the snow was deeper the
wind woa not so strong nor the ,cold so severe.
Then all travel was suspended for a week at least,
and passengers on the railroads were snowed In
and were compelled to born up the cars for fuel,
and levy contributions on the freight for food.
Dnt few persons were seriously injured. Now we
bavoa great number who have lost the use of their
limbs from the frost bite, and some barb been
lOfct.
It If, however, with Chicago and the district im
mediately surrounding that wo have to deal. The
heavens which during the early part of tho week
had been beautifully clear suddenly darkened on
Thursday morning, the mercury Jn tho barometer
fell rapidly, and soon the snow came down thick
and fast. The wind blow strongly oil tho day.
Vet it was not cold. Tho mercury ranged In the
morning at S3 degrees, at noon it had fallen to 11,
and at 6 o’clock at night It stood at 10 degrees.
Dnt it was very uncomfortable. To midnight of
Thnrfdoy nine Inches of snow had fallen, and the
wind blew the snow upon the tracks of the horse
railroads so Cast that all the efforts of the compa
nies and their cmjdoycos with snow plows could
not suffice to keep the tricks clear, and about 10
o’clock the attempt to nul ttie cars was given up.
Thence forward tho storm king had It all his own
way. The temperature rapidly declined till nt U
o’clock IrUhe morning It stood at so degrees below
aero. Alt that night tho snow continued to fall,
and tho crowds of midnight revellers who had oo
cnjilcd themselves In wassailing found It difficult
lo gel home. On Friday morning tho iumporaturr
was very low, tho mercury ranging nt 18 degrees
below noto st 7 o'clock. The snow had nominally
censed to full, hut (ho fierce winds carried the
ffeory nmlerJsl Intoovorynookaudcranny. Travel
In the city was virtually suspended! how it was
on thernllrosds, let the following accounts tell.
At noon and si night tho mercury stood nt—lS nnd
nt night It had fallen to-SS, Tho wind whistled
nua howled, and pedestrians wore very scarce upon
(ho streets. Of course locomotion wan Impossible
for ladles, and New Year's calls wore almost un
known Tho different places ot amusement ware
slenderly patronized, and Iho skailog parks wore
closed.
Tho wind abated on Saturday, and though tho
cold continued, locomotion was Impossible. Tho
Immense piles of suow wore cleared from the
principal streets, and tho horse cars, tho omnibus
sea and express wagons wore once more enabled to
take tho road, whllo boro and there conld bo soon
a sleigh whoso adventurous driver had determined
not to bo cheated out of his promised enjoyment.
Tho cars ran at Intervals of twenty minutes to half
an hour, U being necessary to attach six horses to
each, and in one instance eight mules wore har
nessed to a single car. It has often been said that
omntbusfica and horse-ears aro never full, but the
cars of Saturday were packed bo fall that farther
Ingress was' impossible: their capacity was tested
to the utmost. The line on the Halstead street
and Dine Island nvenno still labored under tho ef
fects of Injunction No. 2, as the rood was aouneven
that a steam plow wonld not work effectively; in
this case however tho enjoining power was applied
by a greater than ho who owns the seven by sine
patch on Halstead street—ho whose name will
bo immortalized in tho history of the Wabash Val
ley scheme.'
The various lines of railroads outroaching from
the City of the Lakes, have experienced more than
their usual share of detention and loss, and what
is of vastly | greater conseqnenec, many of their
passengers have suffered fearfully from tho bitter
cold, and some have died. Tho broad prairies,
level and unbroken as tho great sea, especially re
ceived the hide Davors of the stem king, who
seemed to desire to punish especially the railroads,
as if ho were indignant that the virgin bosom of
the fair prairies was thus to be profaned by being
made the pathway for fonl trade and travel. Into
cute, without bindrscc when fences were wanting,
and with little hindrance when they were present,
the driving snow drifted aad fell, baking and pack
ing under the inbnencc of the wind, until it com
pletely barred nil progress. Trains laden with pas
sengers were held as with a vice. They could nei
ther advance or withdraw, fences on either side
were hidden from sight, and in some Instances the
esowpQcd up by tho side of the care and a mound
raised by gradual accretions which overtopped the.
conches and whistled and drove merrily over the
heads of the inmates. There was much suffering
among the unlocky passengers; fuel was wanting,
and chairs, raQroad scats and fencing were appro
priated indiscriminately to keep out the freezing
cold. On some of the trains they were forced to
remain nearly forty-eight hours without food, and
the pangs of hanger were added to the pangs of
cold. On some of the trains there were oysters
and quails and these were quickly appropriated.
aacmcAK sourness rulhoad.
The trams on this road were generally blocked
up; one train being at Woodlatrn, and three at the
Bock Island Junction. These were tbo trains due
hue nt 10:20 on Thursday night, at 6 o'clock on
Friday morning, and J(h£o on Friday night. The
first of these got as far as Calumet, when choCou*
doctor— J. 33. Carter—came to the conclusion that
it was of no use to attempt to go further, and
handed up the train on the side track; this was
about 11 o'clock at night. A came running
down from the Wclhlgan Central train which
had stuck near the crossing. The two trains were
about twenty rods apart. Those on the Central
bad not built any fires, end the passengers were
nearly linden. They started to bring them to the
.Michigan Southern cars, and In that short Journey
many of the passengers got severely frost-bitten.
One woman was blown completely across the
tzatk, taking a flight of more than twelve yards in
the airland being landed headforemost In a ditch."
Thcdpldrcn fared the worst. In being carried
across many of them were severely Litton. One
child abontTihrce years old bad his arm covered
with Irost blotches from the wriat to the elbow, the
shawl having blown olf and left his arm exposed.
By a vigorous application of enow the arm was
pat in a passible condition.
No one was frozen to death, though many ru
mors were afloat in the city that thus several were
lost; but it was only by dint of the most superhu
man exertions that their lives were preserved. A
Mr. Bernes, of Goshen. Ind., and toe conductor,
worked long and faithfully. Tho fences were tom
npto a great distance on each side; fires were
built iu tee cars, of such strength that two of them
cauebt fire, though the flames were extinguished
without ranch damage. The torch was applied to
a hayrick, and that immense quantity or combus
tible material furnished tho substance of a bonfire,
the flames of which illumined • the atmosphere
for miles around. The passengers
hoping by that means to signalize the people of
Chicago to come to their aid bat tbo signal was
unheeded, and had it been-seen no good would
liave been done. A train was sent out from this
end of tbo road in the early morning but was
forced to return, after having accomplished leas
than half the distance. Three or four sleighs
laden with provisions also essayed tho passage,
but none of them succeeded insetting far beyoud
Camp Douglas. Tho piles of snow blocked the
road, huge drifts, fourteen' to fifteen feet high,
formed mipassabte barriers, and even these mes
sengers wciefoiced to return without haviogac
compliehed tho object of their mission.
Seeing that something must he done, Mr. Curtis,
the Conductor, determined upon mabfcr- the trip
to Chicago, lie unhitched tno engine from the
train, ana all steam .being put on. tbo iron horse
ploughed the distance of three miles towards tbo
city. Hngc enow banks etood is the way, into
which they plunged and came to a sudden stand
etlU; tholocomoUTehadfimshcd. Mr. Curtis then
set out to walk, ho attempted the track, bet
plunged overhead, and after several ftuilc attempts
to wade be abandoned the track and took
to the prairie, blecring his footsteps by the em
bankment, five or sir hours of travel landed him
in Chicago, weary, wet, hungry and cold, hU feet
blistered so much that further walking was Im
possible. He felt copain till ho arrived at the ho
tel, then, when the warmth of the heated room
reached hie feet, he found for the first time that
(h*y were frozen—one of them Is not injured very
badly, but It is probable that he will never recover
tho nse of the other.
The passengers on the train near the city were
bronchi in Saturday afternoon and evening, and
the road is now clear and trains will leave on their
tegular time to-day; The connecting road be
tween Cleveland Toledo Is oil clear, but between
Dunkirk and Cleveland tralins are blocked up.
Friday morning, a switchman at Whits Pigeon
was out about twenty minutes, and whoa he came
into the station be sat down by a stove and died
almost immediately. At the same place, a mer
chant walked from his house to the station, three
fouxibs of a mile, and died In ten minutes after
reaching there.
vicnioAK cryrnAL nimtoAs.
About C o’clock on Frldav morning, the Michi
gan Centra! day express, which left Detroit ou
Thursday morning, reached the Michigan Southern
crossing, some ten miles south of this city, when
it It encountered such ponderous snow drills as to
render further progress utterly impossible, and in
a few minutes tec drift in the rear became so for
midable as to render any movement of tbo train in
that direction equally impossible. Information
•was convoyed to tuts city from Calumet bya tele
graph dispatch, which was received about 0 o’clock
and Mr. Sargent, the Genital Agent, had a train
fired up. and with wood, provisions, and a gong of
men started, fortbe crossing which they reached,
after herd labor through the snow drifts, a little
past twelve. A short time previous to their reach
ing the crossing, the Michigan Southern train came
along, cud stopped abont three hundred yards
from the immovable train. The passengers, with
the exception of some twelve or fifteen, number
ing perhaps one hundred. were then transferred
from the Central to Ibe Southern train. In
making this transfer, many of the pass
engers were frost-bitten, but wo believe
none dangerously so. The Michigan Southern
train then started toward tho city, but after pro
ceeding about four miles, became also fast iu the
mow drifts, the details of Which arc given In an
other place.
• As wo have said, the the train whlch'slarted |
from this city abont lu o'clock with a lar’e —an r * ;
of men, for the relief of the Central train, reached ft |
a little altar 12 o’clock,and bat a tew minutes after I
the passengers had been transferred to the South
ern train. The men,-when they reached the spot,
set to work with a wlU,,toc'eir the track, but the
fierce wind defeated their attempt*, and they were
obliged to give it np In despair; but they were en
abled to carry a sufficient quantity of wood, oro-*
visions, Ac„ to (be suffering passengers, to keep
them comfortable until Saturday, when the efforts
of the General Agent and bis willing men wore
renewed, and proven successful. The train was
dug out, and reached (his city about 5 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon. Tbo few passengers who re
mained with this train—two of theta wounded sol
diers—suffered ve.y little tro&beold or banger.
The cvecirgand night express trains, wnichleft
Detroit on Thuradav evening at s and 10. united
(heir trains at Kalamazoo, and attaching
two engines (o three passmger and two
bagrago ears, this combined train
reached within three miles of Calumet about 10
o'clock Friday evening; hot Coding it Impossible
to penetrate the enow drifts which It encountered
there, It returned to Gibson's Station, nlnoroilea
east, and remained over night, and until Saturday
afternoon, when It again started for Columot with
about sixty men with ahorcls. reached within
thtccmUcaof Calumet about 8 o'clock, and went
to work with a will to clear the Lack,
Torctum: Aficrlhc train which left this city’
had relented the train ot (ho crowing, It ImmOdf-'
atoly started for Calumet, reaching thereabout 10
o'clock p.tn., having on hoard sixty men with
ehovcla, and when they reached the enow banks,
they pitched in with vigor. The two parties. 12J
men in all, after working like beavers nntll about
6 o'clock, came together, and theihree trains—one
from this city,' and the two from Detroit—were
united, and drawn by three engines, reached the
depot hero about 7 o'clock Saturday ovclnlhg.
in the two trains from the Kaat there were about
ISO passengers, who seemed as happy a crowd as
anybody would wish to see when they reached the
depot. They suffered no inconvenience or annoy*
arcc, except detention, they having been liberally
supplied with all neccsecrj articles for their com
fort, at Oibeon.
The trains which left Detroit on Friday morn
ing and evening, and Saturday morning, hare all
stopped at Kalamazoo, and will bo there united,
leaving In one train for this city, thla (Sunday)
morning at 8 o’clock, and will without doubLreach
her* during the afternoon.
The regular train on the Michigan Central road
for the East, will leave at the regular hour, this
(Sunday) evening, and It will undoubtedly go
through without detention, as ample means uavo
been applied to have the track clear.
Mr. it.N« Dice, the efficient General Superintend*
ent, at Detroit, when be learned of the interrup
tion to (ho trains, telegraphed to Mr. Sargent to
spare neither labor or expense in supplying the
passengers with everything necessary to tfao : r
comfort, and toileting themfrom their unpleasant
position.
erne AC o AND atILWAUSES BAXLSOAD.
Tho train hcnco for Milwaukee, which left at G
p. m. Thursday, reached Kenosha about midnight,
where it broke entirely down, and up to 2 o'clock
Saturday afternoon had not been moved. The
Waukegan Accommodation train, which left hero
at sp. m. Thursday, reached Wauksgan all right,
and but little behind time. Thu train which left
Milwaukee at 4:40 p. m. Thursday reached a point
within four miles and a half of Chicago, when It
stuck, and up to a late hour bad not been removed.
Passengers went brought in on Friday in sleighs
provided by the company, The freight trains are
all cafe at elation?.. No trains were sent oat on
Friday and Saturday, except a couple of engines
and a working party. The road will resume its
regular trains on Sunday.
Chicago, nunuKOTON AQuerer nAiinoAD.
Thursday night tho Superintendent of this road
received Intelligence from Galesburg that tho storm
then raging exceeded in severity any within the
memory oi tho “oldest inhabitant." Its effect
upon this road folly subtontiatos tho soundness of
the operator's Judgment.
Tho (tain leaving Chicago Thursday morning
reached Mendota i hureday night, and prudently
laid up. It remained there until yesterday. Tho
train which left hero on Thursday night sluctfost
two miles west of Moudota. The train leaving
Burlington 7 hnrsday morning reached Monmouth
and laid up. Tho train which left (iulncy Thurs
day morning was able to resell Ollols, eight or ten
miles awny. No dispatches bnvo been received,
and tho Company ore ignorant of tho condition of
the trains and passengers. No (rains have loft tho
depot since tho Thursday O,BUn. tit. train, except
tho Mendota Accommodation, which only reached
tho freight station ou (ho South Branch of tho Chi
(°shur>dny afternoon Jlicro was a collision be
tween the freight train of the (J. It, & ()., Bad road,
and (ho Galena freight at some puluthotwocn Old
ergo and Uaririii, In which both engines were
badly ahnttrml ami tho boxes broken To some ex
tern, Owing to thn Intensity of tho cold, tho
wreck was not removed mall yesterday. No ono
•was hurt, uKcept (ho stockholder*. A stock train
has been delayed nt llnrtnm since Thurstloy night,
nnd ninny of ibo poor creatures have perished.—
They were relieved yesterday. No trains will
leave over (bis road until Monday morning at half
past eight.
nxmoifl CENTRAL RAIL HOAD.
Tlio Menu rarod as for minlli ns Dongoin, with
sotmiliiing llko tho. violence tliut characterised U
!n lliti legion. Kvory engine on the road, oxcopt
Uiuho In touoddtouaoa ure frozen up. Tho tie*-
sender iratndnohcroon Thursday lau at tUI 1 1\M,
In now lying al Clifton, No oilier trains aro mov
ing. Tho ciita and excavations nro filled with flno
auuw packed In aomo instances hard enough to
bear up a horvo undated. Tho suow Hus in those
from one to twenty foot deep. There laaout at or
near Moncu which U eighty rods long nod twenty
feet deep and tills la packed otou full. Thin track
will require on immense oraoDot of excavation be
fore tralna can run with their occuatomcd regular
tty. Five freight tralna aro at Kaukakoo on tho
afdo track. Tno passengers at Clifton are exceed
ingly well cared for, and have hopes of ultlaiato
rota&so. '
The thermometer at Pikeston, at 11 a. m. Fri
day, Indicated S3 degrees below zero. at Otuvw 10,
and al Cairo it was bo cold that switching engines
froze os tho, employes wore driving them back
wards And forward* over .tho track. It la expected
that passenger trains will leave the Union Depot
on Sunday night
Tho engineers of this road oro on a strike, but
arrangements have been made which will inaaro
tho regular running of tho trains.
; sock island railroad^
The tralna on this road coming In were delayed
somewhat by the wind and suow, but managed lo
reach Joliet on Friday night, and Chicago on Sat
urday. No - trains have left this city since tho
Thursday morning, and that went through with
little difficulty. There was no serious damage to
engines or trains. The telegraph Is working all
right.
CHICAGO AND ALTON RAILROAD,
The passenger trains on this road are at Alton,
Springfield, Bloomington, where they will remain
until The road Is thoroughly re-opened. Tho pas
sengers arc quartered m hotels at the Company's
expense, and are generally enjoying themselves.
The accommodation train which left Chicago on
Thursday afternoon was, until Saturday afternoon,
near Summit Station, quartered at farm houses and
countiy taverns. The large cut near Chonoa is en
tirely filled, and will require twenty-fonr hoars’ la
bor with a hundred men to clear It. Tho Snperin.
tcadent hopes to be able to start his trains on Mon
day morning.
CINCINNATI AND CHICAGO AID LINS BOAD.
The day train left the eastern end of the rood on
Thursday, and is now at Valparaiso. The train
which left Chicago on Thursday morning arrived
at the other end of the road, all right. The Thurs
day night train did not leave the yard. Tho heavi
est fall of snow on this line Is between Winnemac
and Valparaiso, where the drifts are between
twelve and twenty feet deep. The management
hope to send out a train on Sen tiny night, sud reg
ularly thereafter. A largo working force left Val
paraiso Saturday morning, and aro working this
way. Tho telegraph Is down between Logan and
Valparaiso. 1
PITTSBURG, IT. WATNE AND CHICAGO R. B,
The trains leaving cast end of the rontoon
Wednesday morning reached their destination
without difficulty. The Thursday morning and
evening trains from Chicago did not leave the do*
pol. Large_passengcr trams remained at Valpa
raiso anu Hobart until' Saturday morning, and
reached Chicago Saturday evening. A tram will
leave for the Last at 10 o’clock Sunday morning.
AtFortWapeibreelnchcsof snowfall. There
Is no obstruction to travel east of Valparaiso. The
telegraph la In working order.
GALENA AND CHICAGO V. B. B.
On Thursday mormngtho Freeport train reached
Belviderc at the usual time, but used np the inter*
vening lime until Saturday night to reach Free*
port. The a o'clock Bockford train and tbo 5:30
Geneva reached the Junction on Thursday, where
they stm remain, with their passengers. Engin
eers and working men ore clearing the tracks.
From Gilbert and from the Junction to Chicago,
the track isnnobstrncted.
On Monday morning, trains both by the Galena
and Fnlion Air Line roads will leave at the usual
advertised time. Tho passengers on the trains
that were blockaded reached the city Friday night
and during the day Saturday.
IA CROSSE AJtD aULWAUEEE ROAD.
A passenger train run into a drift and from which
it could not be moved backward or forwards. The
passengers all deserted It, and fled to farm bouses.
The train was completely covered by snow, noth
ing being visible when the messenger left, except
the top of the smokestack. Powerful trains wul
be dispatched this morning with enow plows to
clear tns track.
cmcAeoASs vo&TnwzsTsnir.
Ko trains have arrived on tho Chicago and
Northwestern Bailroau since Thursday. Every
train that was on the road cx the time of the
storm, was snowed in, and three were lost sight
of, bung stopped on the road away from any
station, and could not bo reached by telegraph,
and the fate of the passengers is unknown. At
Oehkosh the thermometer on Thursday night stood
at £0 and 81 degrees below zero. An engineer
started before daylight on Friday morning with on
engine from Green Bay for Chicago, and at noen
be lied made bnt hair a mile of the distance, and
turned back. The beet engine bn tho road was in
a train at Harvard; and the men determined to
keep up steam, beveral men carried foci with
might and main, bat being in an exposed position
the engine consumed tho fuel faster than they
could supply It, cud after being severely frosted in
their efforts, they were obliged to abandon the
effort.
Brignoll, Cordlcr. Carlo Patti and Behrens are
wcutter-bound at Milwaukee. Oottschalk and
Straaosch wcro in the tram that was froze in at
Howard. Oottschalk made the best of it by giv
ing a Concert fit Howard for tbo benefit of tils
fellow pafctcngcxs. The landlord at tho Howard
Hotel was in ccstades—considered the Concert a
rare treat, and returned the compliment by giving
Gottichalk a splendid game supper—the nest bo
had enjoyed fora twelve month.
Trains were frozen op at Harvard, Clinton .Inac
tion and Janesville, and one between Barnett
Junction find Minnesota Junction, above alluded
to. Superintendent Dunlap went np tbo road Sat
urday morning, with three engines and a working
Sony, to dear the track, and at dark bad reached
airaid. The train which left Fond da Lac on
Saturday morning, is coming slowly along, and
will probably reach the city sometime aon day
forenoon. No other trains moving on the road,
yesterday, the several freight trains -lying at sta
tions.
Eupcrintocdsnt Dunlap telegraphed Saturday
evening from Harvard that” The Northwestern
Dead is sow open, and trains will commence run
ning as usual on ilocday morning.”
IN THE CITY.
In Chicago tho effects of the storm were obicr-
Table, not only in the events of the city luelC, bat
in the sympathetic action with the euSctb outside.
As the re eaten pc rs catao In from the stranded
trains, sleighs went out from the principal hotels
to the aid of the suficrcre. The street demonatra
ilonswcro entlirly confined to these. Scores of
eleghs had been chartered before hand at the liv
err stablesforXcw Year's Day, all of which lay
unused and uncalled for In the stables. Haoy of
those who ventured oat were frost-bitten
so severely that It was necessary to rab
them with enow, in order to restore vitality
to the pans, affected, and not a few who inum
tlonsly went near the fire after having been thus
exposed, suffered the total loil of some member.
Ears, cores, hands feet: all were frost-bitten,
hundreds of those useful members were lost for
ever. In one instance a poor soldier was met
with whose ear burst as be walked along the
street. Animals were frozen In all directions. The
iollowuig arc a few of Ihote reported:
VO ÜBKAD.
Among the erne crons other sad results of the
sloim, we arc pained to state, (apon authority of .
bakers, who should know,) that on Saturday evo- ,
cing, there was not c loaf of bread in Vie ciiy lor
sale! Hundreds of families who bad prepared
their “sponge** for bread found It frozen, and ap
plied to the bakeries for bread, exhausting thrir
supply in o few hours. Kendall turned away over
BCu applicants for bread In the afternoon, aud the
supply of the city may bo Elated as being entirely
exhausted, aud thousands of families are ttUAoui
bread! Women, by scores thronged tba bakeries
on Eaturdav evening, to procure ibeir Sabbrtb
Fcr-nJy. and ciitd and begged fora single loaf, or
even hair a loaf—loth to believe that the bakers
bad pone. But.nil the arrangements at the baker
ies had teen seriously effected by the Intense coin,
aud they were nuablcto pel tbcfr works in opera
tion lu time to supply the very greatly Increased
demand. Of course Ibis failure, which is almost
a calamity to many poor families, will be reme
died at as earlv an hour as possible. The bakeries
were at work laet night, and will probably bo able
to supply the demand again sometime today.
the rroev at oavp Douglas.
remora have been in circnlatton In the city
that several persons were Irozed to death at Camp
Douglas, but we hare been unable to learn of any
denies. However, all of the soldiers who were
cm guard duly Thursday night and Friday, Buffered
more or lers, and several of them sere rely, having
their cars, toes or hands frozen. The soldiers and
prisoners In barracks were comparatively comfort
able, havlrg an abundance of fuel, and full rations.
The nsnarkearc as comfortable as could bo ex
pected, live or slxTrlsocere made their escape
coring the tloirn on Thursday night, and Informa
tion !.r.s been received by Gen. Orme, Tost Com
rrsrdrnt, Uat three persons, supposed to be rebel
prlrcr err, were found frozen to death pea; Hyde
;*srk. .
T* snifters wllhsuppllce for Camp Douglas found
the streets and avenues so blockaded by drifted
et.ow. In places, (hat (hey were obliged to shovel
a paftags-WAy before they could proceed. Bettho
thoroughfares are cow open again, wd the State
afreet cars, which had been blockaded for thirty
six hours, were running again as far as 23d street'
Saturday noon.
• TOE TWELFTH OXl*OlB CAVALRT.
’ The Storm King, cognizant of hta Irresistible
power, visited In tho‘course of his triumphant
march tbo camp of the 12th Illinois cavalry, and
fully demonstrated to these sons of Mars, that,
notwithstanding they bad bared their breasts to
many a rain and snow storm on tbo banks of the
Rappahannock, they could not successfully cope
nuoiret King JEolas when In a fit ol anger, and as
sisted by (ho myriad hosts of tbo Hyperborean
Monarch. This regiment, under command Of Col,
Davis, has been for some timo past encamped In
tents at Wright’s Grove, while waiting for
tho completion of thole" new bar
racks. On Thursday night some 300 of them—
the balance ol tho regiment being scattered all
through tho city, where they were keeping np the
usual ceremonies on New bear’s eve—were Keep
ing guard over tbo tented field, when tho chilling
blasts of the ley monarch struck them. They piled
on more wood, and although tho stove became red
hot, It was Impossible to keep warm. Tho pierc
ing wind, bearing in its train the penetrating
snow, would whistle a mournful dirge through
every crevice and opening in tho canvass tents,
bringing forciby to mind, the awful fate which fol
lowed tho entree of tbo French army into Moscow.
Still the toys, enveloped In their blankets and hud
dling up closer and closer to the red
hot sieves, strove to sleep, and woatber
out tbo storm till morning. When daylight
come those doing guard dnty found several or their
companions bod been severely frosted. These
were immediately pat under tho care of Dr. Mc-
Carthy, and are now safely out of danger. On
Friday morning Col. Davis drove over with six
eleigbs end had tbo men brought over to tbo Me
tropolitan Hall, where they will remain til Mon
day, when their ibarrseks will bo completed. A
peat number of the men. particularly the new re
cruits who have received their bounty, wore cere
brating tbo occasion by offering up libations to
Bacchus, bad their noses and ears frosted, but this
was quickly removed by a vigorous application of
snow.
This regiment has now filled np Its-ranks to
1,5W strong—consisting 0f650 recruits and COO vet
erans—and Is now tho strongest cavalry regiment
In tbo United States. About one-third of the re
cruits have received their bounty, and the balance
will bo paid immediately. Tbo veterans will not
receive their bounty until tbe SSth of February
pioz., when they will then have been two years in
the service. The sabres will arrive next week,
when tbe recruits will bo at once thoroughly drilled
in “right and left parry.” Tho short time in
which this regiment has been filled up speaks vol
umes fer Us bravery and efficiency, and adds far
ther Itmrcl* to (lie mmo of its bravo commander,
who bns achieved lor himself an enviable and hon
orable reputation
FnOZSR TO DEATH.
Actlrg Coroner Bnmmcrfleld held an Inquest on
Saturday on tbo bodyof a man named Peter Jones,
who was found about fi o’clock In the morning ly
ing ou (he lea on the river near Mann & Scott’s
warehouse, frozen, lie was not dead when nicked
up; ho was taken to tho second precinct police sta
tion; where every exertion was made to revive him,
hut to no avail; he died about 1 o'clock In tho af
ternoon. The Jury returned a verdict of “ Frozen
to death.” The deceased was about forty years of
tgc, having n family residing at Thornton Station;
ho was In tho employ of tbo ualena Railroad Com
pany.
ALMOST LOST.
A young man homed Alexander Gray. In tho em
ploy of the same company, and son of Mr. Gray,
MnslcrMnclilnielor tbo rood,was found In asnow
Giln near his rotldenro on Union street, on Bntur
day morning. He had been on intimate friend of
Junes. Illsrnldtbalthoyworo out in company
on tho preceding evening. Tho greatest exertions
were made by tho friends of Air. Gray, and niter
route hums of labor they succeeded Jn bringing
him to. Do to now recovered.
' A TORTUOUS mutt.
Mr, Richard Homers, thu well known proprietor
of the city Hotel, with Mrs. church and two negro
fctvmil*, Marini Bntnrdiiy forenoon about bnlf
past nine o’clock from his residence lu l{vnuston,
In n < iill( r* loromqlolhvctty. Hhorlly after leav
ing, lie rm-omiteml rovarnl snow drift* varying In
depth (row bvo lo u*»\ fevl, nmlln nUompUng to
drive through lbi'in,,tiio cutler won several times
upset, icniclltm’S tbey would bn tumor llm cutter,
some times over Ibo culler, mid oeoariot ally one or
tbo tiorpcs would disappear, leaving nothing but
bis core and cars In timrktbo spot of his tempo*
ran- lutemtonl, After pursuing (bis mode of trav
elling some time. Mr. Homoni came to tbo conclu
sion Hint U would lie more plonsunl to avoid thoso
drifts, and If tweetnury. take a more circuitous
rotu). Ho took H, nml Ido route became ns tor
(nous ns tbo labyrinth, for nt almost every quarter
ol n mile, bo was compelled lo got out and lake
down portions of the fences In order to pass round
tbo bares of tho mountainous drifts. After six
hours exposure to tho cold and cutting wind, ho
succeeded in reaching (ho city In o famished con
dition. ond one of the negroes was found to bo
severely frozen. Thoproporromudioswcroqulckly
applied, and ho is now out of danger,
. mODADLT FATAL.
On Saturday afternoon a lady ond two children,
rcyagivra on tbo Michigan Southern train, which
was snowed up on Friday night, arrived at tho
City Hotel, badly frozen. Tho woman was very
severely frosted and last evening wan In a very
dangerous condition. Several medical men are
attending her, and it la doubtful whether she wilt
recover, assho bus been seized with convulsions.
rUOZEN ANIRALB.
Twcnly.fonrcnr loads of hogs and enttlo en roula
for thia city tla the Burlington Railroad, reached
Uaclcu on Thareday night, whou-tha alarm la Ha
fury ftntck them, ami uiej Rovo since remained
snowed nn. It waa reported yesterday that fully
one-balftnohoce bad perished, and the balance
were fast freezing to death. A train was yester
day dispatched to bring them In.
A pony boosed Jn a stable near tbo city limits
in tbe West Division, waa frozen aa be lay on the
floor. Ho was dragged Into the kitchen, and bcloj:
well nibbed, waa brought to: his feet were fount
to bo frozen. At last accounts Uc woe in tbo wash
home, eating out of tbe wash tub, with a huge
fire In tbo furnace to keep him warm.
A pnppy waa frozen to death at No. SOI State
street, while lying in what would bo considered a
good, warm place.
TUB FUEL QUESTION.
To sdd to tbe dreadful suffering which this piti
less etorm has indicted on the poor and needy, it
was rumored yesterday that the coal dealers had
pat np tbe price of coal three dollars per ton, thus
debarring rrom them in this tbetr hour of need,
that article ’ which none can do without. On
making Inquiry we are pleased to state that there
is no truth in the rumor, and coal Is still selling at
the same prices which it has commanded all tho
season. For the honor of Chicago, wo are clad
that there arc none among the much abused mas
of coni dealers, who would deliberately advance
tbe price of coal to such an extent as to prevent
the orphans and widows of deceased soldiers, and
tbe wives and families of those who have gone to
fight onr battles, from obtaining the only article
which can keep body and soul together lu the dead
of winter.
OPENING OF TURNER’S HALL
meetings on Thnndar East—PctUca«
toiy Exercises.
According to announcement made in oar col
umn*, the dedicatory ceremonies of the new hall
of the Tums€Jnielnde or “ German Turner's As
sociation, 1 ' were held os Thursday afternoon, at
their new hall os North Clark street. The edifice
is as imposing structure erected by Messrs.
Schmidt & Katz alter plans designed by A. Bauer,
and cost exceeding SIB,OOO. The hall waa beauti
fully (estooetd with flowers and evergreens, sad
eproprlately draped with national colors. Not
withstanding tbo inclemency of the weather, and
the fact that the snow had laid an embargo npon
travel, there was a goodly gathering of the Tam
er's of the city and a fair representation from sim
ilar organizations in other cities, comfortably fill
ing the largo room now for tbo first Umo thrown
open to tho public. We noticed also a Urge num
ber of onr prominent German citizens participating
in the novel inauguration coremonies. Of coarse
excellent music and good speaking were not
wanting.
The members of tho Chicago Tum/jemelnde Invi
ted guests, and pupils, assembled at noon, at Kin
zle Hall, alter which they marched in procession,
headed by the Great Western Band, through the
principal streets to the new ball. After a short
rest for refreshment, tho largo hall was thrown open
to the Tamers, their guests and friends, and tho
galleries to the ladles. The members arranged
themselves in front of the platform which was oc
cupied by; the speakers, representatives of the
prase, dignitaries from abroad, architect, builders,
executive committee, etc.
The exercises were opened with the “Jubilee
March,” by the Band, after which Mr. Baser, tbo
architect, formally delivered tho keys of tho build
ing to the Superintendent, Joseph Hahn, who in
turn handed them over to Mr. Wei dinger. Mr.
Wcldincer, In behalf of the Executive Committee,
accepted them In a brief address, which waa well
received and enthusiastically applauded.
Madame Albertina Kcnkefl, a German actress of
merit, read the opening prologue, composed ox*
: pressiytor this occasion by Cueper Betz, Esq., of
Chicago. Madame KcnkcU'a ctfort waa received
with great favor, and at Its close she was highly
compiimatcd by the demonstrative audience.
Wm. Barm, Esq., editor of tho Illinois Staatt
Zeiivng, delivered an excellent extemporaneous
address which was received with marked favor,
and elicited tumultuous applause, particularly In
those portions in which allusion was made to the
known patriotism of tho Tamers, and tbenohlo
stand taken by them in the suppression of the re
bellion.
Mr A. FoUccr, an actor from tho German thea
tre, then recited with much enthusiasm, poetry
appropriate to tho occasion, written by u. Von
The exercises were terminated by singing, and
mode by tho band.
Uped the whole the ceremonies were eminently
satisfactory, and had not the elements conspired
to render such a consummation impossible, tho
the vast ball would have been filled to overflowing. ■
The members of tho Chicago Turzmomclnde arc
entitled to great credit for their efforts to bring
this enterprise to a successful conclusion. At tho
breaking out of tho rebellion, this membership was
lure, but so many of the younger and more intlo
obtml members became Imbncawlih martial spirit
and enlisted, that until within the last fewmonths
tbo organization has languished. The completion
of this cew edifice is tho successful termination of
cue of the efforts to Infuse sew life into the order,
acd It may reasonably be expected that it will soon
flourish with Its pnstluo vigor.
The dedicatory ceremonies were followed In tho
evening by a grand concert by tbo Great Western
Baud. The fallowing was the programme for tho
occasion:
1. Festival Overture, expressly composed for
the occasion by £. Romanos.
S. Pot Foam, from the opera “H Trovalore”
by Verdi,
а. Duett for born and Ante, from the opera
‘‘Lightning” by Halercy.
4. Festival March, with song, expressly com
posed for this occasion—music -by T. Freising;
text by Henry Binder. • , % .
б. Overture from tbe opera “Martha” by
Flotow. . _ _
0. Air and chorus from tho opera “The Bob
bers” by Verdi.
7. Cavatina for horn and flute, composed for the
occasion by T. Freising. _ _ . .
8. Grand German national Pot Poor!, by
Thcxnss.
After tbe concert a sumptuous lunch was bid
which was freely served until long after midnight.
THE PRESIDENT’S PROCLAMATIOX.
Tire Facsimile PnbMslieft forthe Bon*
ellt or flic SolAlen’ Home—Bow to
tell (he Genuine,
As several publications oftho Proclamation are
in the market, and purchasers may desire to know
how to tell which Ik thcgenuluc. tbo Publishing
Committee of tbc Home deem It best to state that
tbc original manuscript Is owned by the Soldiers'
Home, and that Fac Similes of that Instrument ;
can only be published under the copyright—owned
by Tboe. B. Bryan, the net avails being donated to
the Soldier's Home. A perfect facsimile has been
HiLorraphcu for us. not only of the Proclamation,
tut ftltoofthe President’s autograph letter which
accompanied it, and at our instance this genuine
fac simile Is authenticated by the certificate of Mr.
Bryan on the face of each copy, which with the
Soldier's Hone motto—the i-oddcf sof Liberty—
and tbt Proclamation Ecal, will establish Its gen
uicencEs beyond all doubt.
Let even- purchaser, thereon*, sec that the copy
offered him is n /acrUnlie of President Lincoln's
autograph Proclamation axn x.bttcx, that it is so
certified, that Is duly stamped with tho Proclama
tion ecul, end contains the above device and mot
to of the Soldier's Home, the whole forming a
largo and •beautiful engraving, tinted and orna
mented with a small portrait of the author,
Fcr tho pettv sum of two'dollars ($-) every citizen
can trocurc tide document of enduring value, and
at the ramo time old In the erection and maintain
ante of a permanent home for sick and disabled
to'.diire. Duly ucallicd agents will be appointed
to courses (or tbo /oc.rlwlfr, which; contains a
blank for the name of tho purchaser that it may bo
retained as an bclHocm by his children.
(Sigurd) Web. O. E. Hosnen,
Chairman of the PubHsblng Ccmmittee.
Guimybas" Goes to the Washington
Park andWbut Hefei Him. .
Mrirzxv Mansion, 1
1,000 Michigan Avenue, }-
Jan. Ist. ukri. )
Editors Chicago Tribune:
In the course of my somewhat eyentfo! life, I
have peipeliatcd many foolish acts ;T should say,
ralhcrmoroofthcm than mark the experience of
ccirirou men. 1 am positive, indeed, that fato
placed mo In this world a sign-board to other
mortals, by which they may escape the fool-killer
whenho shall como round on his errand of mercy,
and I have, farther, no hesitation In stating that
I shall be (he first victim of that praiseworthy In
dividual. Ido not Intend to Indulge in any mand
1m sentimentalism,’but l am prepared to assert .
and vigorously maintain Uict I am a foolish old
icon. A man at my time oflife, when his head Is
mildewed with rime, and his old underpinnings
begin to shake, has no business to Indulge in the
frivolities of youth. He is acting under raise pre
tences, making adoicrctnt usnn:nptlons, pretend
ing to bo frisky when bo is frozen; la short, Im
personating a transparent Ho ‘through• which you
see wrinkles, crows feet and rheumatism, what
business bad lon the Washington Skating Pork
the other night, at tho Me tP Airer, as the face
tious manager calls ft} Why was I not home
toasting my shins, smoking my pipe, reading Ci
cero on OlaAgc, or conifottingAlrsO,, instead of
making an exhibition of myself at the fate iT hir
er, which to me was a continual feu <T thlvtrf
I know not, neither can I tell why Adam was
misled by Mrs. Adam to eat that russet which has
compelled me to sell molasses all my life.
Ills sufficient, however, that 1 went to the
Washington Skating Park-tho Park named lor
the Immortal Father of Ills Country, who coaid
skate on the enter edge, como tbo Dutch roll, and
went to all tho fate U Airere. Tho Intelligent con
traband at the House bored my heela In a very ex
cellent manner, so thorough, indeed, that 1 had to
inquire of him if ho intended to fasten the skato to
my oa cotcla , intimating that if sach was tbo cus
tom of tbc Park, 1 would willingly consent, other
wise I would be obliged to him If he would take
that gimlet oat of my heel, as speedily as tbo reg
ulations ot tho Pork allowed. The skato on, I
proceeded to tho “come in” door, but Immedi
ately collided with a bevy of young women, one
of wbcm X upset. I received another quite cordial
ly within my oulstvtcbcd arms. The latter, to
my horror, 1 perceived was that odious young fe
male, Cclcetina Croesus, who, at first seemed to
have no objection to her position, bot upon recog
nizing me, exclaimed, “Dcarme, Hr. Gonnybags,
at your time of life I” and tbcu with groat scorn
ana loud enough to bo beard all over tbe room,
“ Dow is your eon. tho pork man 1”
The gentlemanly and indefatigable manager,
seeing my perplexity, kindly assisted mo to the
“go out” door, lu my exit, I was materially aided
by a swarm of small coys, who charged upon my
rear lu a very furious manner, so eager were they
to get out. 1 narrowly escaped going out on my
vest buttons and landing upon the Ico llke on alii
gator lu a bojon, but 1 finally succeeded in reach
ing the “glassy plain,” and commenced taking ob
servations. I nailed a youngster who was coming
towards me like on Infantile locomotive, and re
quested him loston. Ho did so, within half an
Inch of my gouty fool. Baldl. “My llttlo tad,
can you tell mu wlml 1b tho first thing necessary to
duf” “Klrlko out with your loll,” said ho,
titruck out with my left, ond hml the hoy been a
dozen years older, should probably bare hit him
on tholicod, ond been tried fur boyslauchteruud
undoubtedly acquitted. This sudden luucocausud
me to toio my equilibrium i commenced looking
round for It; begun lu feel choky below thohoU;
hod n suspicion that I wm going to
tall; clutched wildly m every direction, praying
for something rolld to get hold of; one leg begun
lu elide oul to the rigid; Ilio oilier seomudlo have
no lU-finllu idea where It did belong, but was
hoiking liken entity pump liauiilc.nl last foil some
tiling; eltilclicd It with the energy oldcspnlr; bit
Hint iwnr going down; thought of Mrs. (I.; tils*
soiling vU'wnut tbo Hunting I’atk, lanterns whiz
zing round me, young women skating on top of
the iiinluins; Midden rush of air; crash I Recol
lect wiilto stockings, hoop*, hood strings, pair of
N0.4 pallors which nave men convulsive dig in
thenbiiMuen, n small (Vmalu scream umlnmtiq
hoy unit riiculh me who hml soniuwhnt mlilguloil
tho a*i» rily of my full at hls'ovrn personal expense
Aiidciiisideinblejuvenlto disgust; small boy was
taken «<ul first, very like u wafer. Youmr woman
belonging to tho onmteur drnmto club,
wos picked up an t/MoWffr, muttering;
‘•Mlint hoi Uto Pukol lie fullolhl Bum
mun the leech.” “Madam, If It Just tho same to
yon,” 1 replied, “1 would lather not have thoso
blood-thirsty untmata.” Tiled to gut up; got on ,
my right foot end fell on tho lon side; got on my
left fool and foil on tho rlj.hl side; got ou bum
feel and snt down; got on my fool and luimls at
tho some time ami full and rolled over throe times;
kept perfectly still three minutes, hi deep contem
plation o* to the proper manner of resuming tbo
perpendicular; xnadu another mighty effort to got
on my feet by a sudden leap; enrno down again
and upset an old lady. Looked ot her sternly t
“Madame,” said J. “people at your tlmo of
Ufa”—l waa intending to tabaka her, hut Just ul
that instant 1 felt a sudden rap on tho back of ray
heitd; n small boy ran against mo and wont over
my head. leaving tbo imprint of bla runuerpm tho
bridge of my nose, as If it wore a public highway,
ond causing mo quickly to resume tho horizontal.
At this Juncture tho gentlemanly manager res
cued mo brploclng mo upon my feat; helped mo
along; “strike out with your left foot, that's It;
row with yonr right foot, that’s it; very easy,
Mr. Gunoyoags, only want confidence.” lie was
about to leave me. “Mr. Manager,” wild J, “la
your time very valuable! If not, should benloanc*
tohateyonaccompaDymoa short apace farther;
havn’t ouy confidence with me, forgot to bring It,
and am not feeling very well.” As John
Joteph says, tho Manager couldn’t eoo it.
Wes fairly started; didn’t dare to stop; thought I
would assume some confidence; held ujimy head;
looked bold as a lion; put on style: kcfl striking
out; doing finely; passing by small house; band
struck np a sudden blast; shock too much for mo;
commenced to waver; looked for the manager,
requested the bond to stop; llttlo boy hollered
“ Go it, old feller”; went it, and came down upon
the ice lu o sitting posture, with a shock that near
drove my spine out at tbo top of my hat; quietly
laid down lor a brief season of reverie; laughed
as a bevy of young women came toward me to
shew 1 wasn’t afraid. Got up by degrees, with tho
help of a small boy.
Thought I would go home£ couldn’t get back to
the bouse; dangerous stopping where 1 was;
mused on man as a moral being; concluded I was •
not a free agent; mere victim of circumstances;
little hoy on (ho fence wanted to know why 1 didn’t
go along; rcpllcdwlth great severity and dignity,
“* Little toy, you're a circumstance: little boy
thought several minutes and replied, “You're
anotherthink he was right; growing chilly;
concluded I would go ahead; then concluded I
wouldn’t; administered severe retake to young
man, who turned an enter edge within a thirty
sixth of an Inch of me and tola him he should re
spect old age; began to despair; looked round for
the Manager: couldn’t find taut worthy man:
wondered If they missed me at home; what would
Mrs. G. euj If sue should ecu me i concluded to
fall down and feint awayand thus got relieved;
got relievedanothcrwqy, viz:
“Oh, dear] here is Mr.Gunnybogs, now we’ll
have some fan, let’s put Mm through.” Looked
round: horror struck; five young women; all
wanted to skate with me; reasoned with them up
on the impropriety of so much female to one man;
wouldn’t take a negative; put me in tbe middle;
fine start; saw Mrs Tlmon coming; tried to make
a bow; lost my balance; five young women lost
their balances; tumbled down and pulled down
the fine young women; head In one lap, feet in an
other; very comfortable; lee soft; began to feel
damp about half woy between them. ’"Young la
dles/’ sold I, “very comfortable at the extremities;
otherwise, cot.” Young ladles got up; helped me
up: began to Utter; went off; looked down; sus
picious imprint is tbo slash: hoop hanging to my
skate; two suspicious elastics, five buttons, one
tnspt-ndcr, Maltese lace collar, and a bock
hair comb on the ice. Old Gnu came along;—
“Well, Gunny, been doing a smashing business,
perceive.” • Put ou dignified air; didn’t acknowl
edge force'of bis remark; tried to stave it off;
“ How’s gold to-day” said I; “Down flat” said he;
remembered I bought a Ireo pile in tbe morning at
an np price: sudden shocktoo much forme; wont
down natter than tho gold; old Gnu helped mo up
and left.
Was about to resume operations,butnoliccdsov
era] Milesians drawing a rope toward mo; suggest
ed to them tbo propriety of stopping; wouldn't do
it: couldn't «t out of tho way; rope
took me across the lege and spilled me over on tne
other aide; struck on the back of my bead; saw
astronomical arrangements, stars, planets and
comets; whizzing £n my head; didn't know any
thing: came to in the skating house; admiring
.crowd patting on ico water, young females admin
istering hartshorn and camphor, and gentlemanly
manager rubbing my thumbs with a coarse
towel. Bequeetcu cessation of operations; thanked
the company; nothing serious; jolly fun; thought
I would go home. “ Ladies and gentlemen.” said
L ”1 think 1 have had enfllctcntor ibo/tUif/tirer.
Deeply thankful for year kind attentions, 1 have
tho pleasure to wish you a very good evening, and
trust yon will not stop the hiter on my account. 1 '
1 went home and related the circumstances to
Mrs. 0., hoping for a share of sympathy which
should somewhat blunt tho edge ot my misfor
tunes. Mrs. O.'s sympathetic bosom was flinty,
and the milk of human kindness was frozen. That
majestic woman severely took me to task. “ Mr.
Oennyhags,” said she. ‘‘l thovld have thought you
weald have known better. What on earth pos
sessed you logo skating? Are you never going
to learn wisdom ? Have wonot bad trouble enough
in our family—onr daughter mamriog that pork
man, acd John Joseph going to the dreadful war
hot yon must go ana make yourself a laughing
sleek for the whole taty?” And Mrs. O. went into
hysterics. lam wretched. Is there a male con
vent anywhere ? Yours, antl-sftatlnglr,
Solomon Gunnybags.
SOLDIERS’ HOME.
Regular Meeting or tbo Board of W*
. rectors* Reports or contributions.
Notwithstanding the weather was intensely cold,
—the thermometer Indicating 16© below zero afall
baker's dosen of the soldier’s lady friends, were at
the meeting, and as.lherc were no cars running,
those who came from a distance, as several of
them did, manifested their willingness to make a
sacrifice for tbo Soldiers' Home.
The Superintendent presented his weekly report,
which showed 180 arrivals, ICS departures, and 18
remaining. Meals furnished during tho week
HSb; lodgings 316.
CONTBZBCTIOKF.
The following letter which was read, explains
Itself:
Chicago, Jany. Ist 13C4*
Tnoe. B. Betajt, Esq,
Fresh Soldiers Homo.
Dmn Sm:—At a convention of Route Vail
Agents oftho North-West, convened in this city a
short time since, it was resolved to raise a fond
by donations from its members, to defray the In*
odcntal expenses of the convention; and the sur-
Elnr, it any. tras to be donated to the Soldier's
tome of Chicago. In accordance with that re
solve, enclosed please And SS3.
The amount is less than wo had hoped to make
It. bat nevertheless, small ss It is. we trust that it
willgladcn the heart and minuter to the wants of
someone or more of those noble soldiers who
have periled life and suffered health In the glori
ous struffele for the preservation of the Union-*
the Constitution and tne laws—and for the honor
of that old nag that baa been, and still most be re
spected at home and abroad.
Very respectfully yours, Ac.
lUnittso* Tans,
W». If. Drrtir.
Ws. F. DeWolt.
Committee.
Hr, Tucker, of the Briggs House contributed
SICO.
hire. H. L. Bristol reported $29.00 collected, of
which sls was from the Clybonmc Bridge Distil*
Icry, accompanied by on eloquent and encouraging
letter from Jos. B. Smith.
Mrs, W. F. My rick reports sl6.
Mrs. O. E. ZJosmer. s2l.
lire.' C. W. Andrews, $45.
Mrs. A. Tolroan, sll,to.
Mrs. 11. Sayers returns from South Water street,
$-H’.£s; frem the Stewarfllonse, 12^0— making the
total amount collected by this indefatigable work
er scoo. , _
Mrs. E. Pearce collected from the Adams House
S4P.
Mrs.Dcpcnhsrdt, sl9.
Mrs, R. C. Greer. jut.
Mrs. J.H. Bird, SRLSO. •
Mrs. J. B. Brsdwcll, $-'6.00.
Mrs. Ads Bndwcll, s6l.
Mra.J.C. Fargo, $9.50.
Irom F. Millard, ililfonl, Wls., sl.
Total amount reported at this meeting, $503.
On motion, Mrs. Archibald Clybcurne was added
to the Board of Managers.
On motion, the Publishing Committee were In
structed to describe the new fac-simile of the
l-rctidont’b Emancipation Proclamation, just la-,
sued, that the public need not bo imposed upon by
venders of the Proclamation published In other
forms, by private Individuals.
Mis. Loomis, Mrs. Savers and Mrs. Hosmcr,
were appointed as the visiting committee for the
ensuing week.
An announcement was made bra gentleman rep
resenting Bcbblnion A licurct* Circus, that the
buufltcuUrtalcmcntwnibc given by the Circus
Company on Friday debt of nest week.
The roordsdionmed to meet next Friday after
noon at 9 o'clock, at the Soldiers* Homs, at which
jme every canvasser is requested to ba present.
RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
Bible Cijifb.— Tbo regular meeting of tbo Young
Men’s Bible Class will bo held to-day in thoßooms
of (be Young Men’s Christian Association in Meth
odist Block, commencing at 3 o’clock. All are in
vried!
. StnxoHTOTnsYcnso.—The second sermon in
the course to the joungat BU John’s Church, Union
Park, will be delivered by Rev. 0. E. Checney, this
evening at 7# o’clock. All ate cordially, invited.
Sr. AxsoaniL’s.—StrangersJaro invited to wor
ship lnSt.Ansgariuq Free Church, comer of In
diana and Franklin street (Rev. £. B. Tuttle, rec
tor).- Services at Jo,v a. m.
- Cash* Douglas.—Hour of service at 2,V p. m., In
Pest Sutler’s store. Evening Prayer Moating at
early candle light. Rev. D. Heagle, Chaplain of
the Michigan Sharpshooters.
. United Status GEKEBix.Ho?PiTAn,ErGnrrrxTH
STnEirr.-Rcgular hour of service at 2# o’clock p,
in. Services conducted by the Post Chaplain.
Cuuscu 07 the Holt Couscunior.—Seats free.
Comer of Wabash 'avenue and Randolph street.
Services In the morning at. 10.# o’clock, and In tho
cvcnlngat 7# o’clock. Rev. E. W, Hager, pastor.
This evening tbo Rector will deliver the first of a
series of lectures on-the Bible as a revelation of
God. Tbe subject this evening will betherweer
ftiy of such a revelation. The attention of young
men Is particularly called to these lectures. All
are cordially Invited. Seats free.
Ladies Citt Mission.—Tho regular quarterly
meeting will ho held at Wesley Chapel, located on
tho corner of Sedgewlck and Blaekhawk streets,
this day. A Lovefeost will bo held at oa. m.; at
10# o’clock tho nsnal religious services will com
mence, followed by tbo administration of tho
Lord’s Supper by Rev. H. Whipple. At 7#' o’clock
services will be conducted and a sermon preached
by the Presiding Elder, Rev. 8. P. Keyes.
Ola ns Br. M. E. Cnuncn.—'The regular quar
terly meeting of this church will bo bold to-day.
In the morning the Presiding Elder—Rev. 8. P.
Keyes will preach and administer tho Lord’s Sup
per. A love feast will bo held In tbe afternoon,
commencing at half post S o’clock. Tn tho even
ing, the pastor- Rev. C. H. Fowler—will preach on
' Tbe Revclator’s Visions of the Atonement.”
TniNiir.—Rev. Dr. Cummins, Rector ’of
Trinity Cbnrch, was at Bt. Catherines, C. W., whoa
|ho severe storm commenced. He started from
there on Thursday night, and reached Detroit on
Friday morning, but finding It Impossible to roach
Chicago In time to attend to his ministerial duties
on Sunday, ho relumed to St. Catherines. He will
not, therefore, minister In Trinity to-day. Ula
pulpit, however, will bo supplied.
AMUBEMEHTB.
The GoTTScitALK-BatOMou Concert.— I The
storm, on account of which Is narrated at length
in another column, deprived our citizens of the
tore musical treot which hod been advertised fur
their benefit to como offou Saturday night. Quits
chalk, and a portion of hl« troupe, were snowed
in at Harvard, on tbe Northwestern road, while
tbo reel of tho troupe was equally unfortunately
eltuatcdnt Milwaukee. The concert for Saturday
evening, was, os a matter of course, postponed,
and wilt be given on Monday evening. Tho pro*
gramme advertised fbrSalurdajr evening will bo
tho ouo for Monday evening. U Is solocled with
excellent taste, and embraces “llio Carnival of
Ve'd'o,” by Uotteolinlkj (ho ftimous “Uhsdow
Alt.”fromDliiorah, by M’llu Cunllcrt serenade
from Don I’aiqunlo, by Hrlgnolh Bounds from
Huinr, by ralti, on.bls violin; romnnio.from the
popular now opera of Faust, by Brignoil; OJos
UrcollosDauxa, by Gotlscbalk and Behrens; a
grand dnet from Lina dl Obamonntx, by M’tloOor*
dlcrnmlUrlgmil), and ioinp five u r six other
equally good compositions. Tho tickets sold and
seals selected for tiainrday’s concert will bo good
for Monday evening.
Tbe concert which was advertised for Monday
evening Is necessarily abandoned, as no lir.ll can
bo obtained for tho purpose. Purchasers of tick
ets for this concert can have their money refunded
by calllDg'al U. M. Hlggln’s muslo store.
UoVicKcn’s Trkatiik.—Miss Laura Keene, ono
of the best known and most popular nulrossoaln
tho country, commences an engagement ntMcVlck
or’sTheatre this evening, and will oppsar as Miss
HordcasUo, In the sterling comedy of Bho Stoops
to Conquer. Miss Keene brings with her from her
Novf York company, Mr. Dolors and Mr. Lcnlck,
who will porzouato Tony Lumpkin and Young
Uuriow. Tho manager does well In Introducing
this clan of theatrical entertainments, and wo trust
ho wlllUocnro a liberal countenance from tbe
public.
Tub Cit.cci.—At Robinson & Howes’ Circus
several sew stars will appear—Monteverdi, tho
contortionist Barrows and Kelley, tho acrobats;
Fluster Ow»wJ,*[ Um Chilian sprite, i«s«Uwr with
Robineon, tbe great rider, Dan Castillo, and other
popular members of tho company. On Friday next
tho maoagemeutdevoto tbe proceeds of tho enter’
talmnent to tbo benefit of tbo Permanent Soldiers’
Homo.
Aoadext of Mcsjo.—Arlington & Co.'s Min
strels offer on excellent bill to-night. It Includes
New Year's Calls, Mesmerism Outdone, Love's
Labor Lost, tbo Three Conscripts, with a largo va
riety of popular songs, dances, &c.
New Opera House.— Sam Gardner’s new opera
troupe, at Kmgsbnry Hall, Is drawing well. Tbe
programmes are selected with taste and all who
go there seem delighted. Go and see them.
Vaiustxbs.—Tbo Varieties Is getting Us full
share ol public consideration. The fun is more
than equivalent to the price yon pay.
Meteorological.—Tbe following shows
tho range of the thermometer for the week ending
Jon. 2, as noted by E. L. O’Hara, druggist, No.
SO West Randolph street, comer of Canal:
1863. 7A-M. 12 M. CP. M.
Sunday, Pee. 27 83 ad 67 .
Monday, “ 26..... CO 3d 32
Tuceday. “2» 13 SO 27
Wednesday “ tO 15 24 V 7
Thursday. “81 22 11 10
Friday, Jan. 1 *:8 *JS *ls
Saturday, “ 2 *lO *3 *0
* Below zero.
Donations to the Refuge.—The managers
of the Erring Woman’s Befugo have received the
following donations during the months of October
and November. They return their thanks, and
trust that the exhibition will not be forgotten in
future by the benevolent public.
In Ccodi— Holllelcr & Wilkins, fit; AJber
& Sweet, $3.05; George Dudley & Tureman,
$?.05; Sattorle, wells, &. Faulkner,
$2; G. C. Cook $3.25; Baker .fcßroa £3; Hemp
stead, Norton & Co. $1; Charles E. WiUardSi;
Perley & Parker $1; G. C. Garber $1.50; D. G.
Brown $1.24; Webster & Baxter $2.15: Fuller &
Finchsl.2o; T. I*. BymTSets; Olllet *fe Whitney
$3; P. F. Famam $2; Wiswcll & Day
$3: Walter Shay, ono bolt cotton cloth;
Davis & Sawyer, two bolts of calico;
Davis «t Sawyer, 1 bolt flannel; Bowen Bros., 1
bolt Canton flannel, 1 bolt calico; Bonis Goodman,
1 drees pattern: Richmond & Mather, > sack pat
tern; Wallace h Wheeler, 1 do: Nowhall & Green,
1 brlapples; Barbour, 1 E> tea; George Steele,
leaf lam; Stanley,! turkey; a friend, 2 lbs tof
fee ; New England Mills, 1 sack meal; J* McAllis
ter, 1 brl flour; a friend, #bu onions; P. P. Stew
art, 1 large coal stove; J. SolUlt, 1 load kindling
wood; Capt. Spralt, 1# cords wood; O. DeClerq;
vdo ; O. Si. Coit & Co, X do; T. Buckley, H do;
M, D. Down, hi do; Campbell & Bailey, H do; S.
B, Williams, 1 ton coal: Waldron & Ormsby J4 do;
T. B. Claik, v do; A. K. Clark. # do.
In Co/d—J. C. Mitchel, $2: Wm. McKfndley,
$2: O. T. Conner, s■; L. C. Huntingdon, $1; T,
F. Craig, SJ; F. Mosley, $2; John Beers, $1; J.
J. Simmons, $1 ; Jerome Beecher, $2; J. W.
Pratt, COc: C. G. Wicker, $1: H, W. Hinsdale,
$1; G. S. Ingraham, $1; C. Briggs, st: C. Bice,
$1; O. McElwain, $1; L. Nowlin. $1; 11. 11.
Blacball, si; Franklin Gilmer, $l; 11. Saver, $3;
W. D. Harris, 82; J. H. Dunham, $2; E. H. Sar
gent, $1; Alex. Bcntly, 50c; P. Taylor, |2. Total,
X32.CU.
I. C. R. H. Enqineebb’ Strike tor Hiqsek
Wages.—On Thursday last, the principal locomo
tive engineers on the I. O. R, R. appointed a meet
ing to wait upon Supt. Arthur, demanding an ad
vance of wages, and the repeal or modification of
certain rules enforced by tho Company concerning
the running of trains. Tho following ia tho reply
to their petition;
Illinois Central Railroad Coxpant, 1
General Sufecsntendekt's Office, >
Chicago,Dcc-31, iSttL *)
Geo. Jackson, Esq.. J. M. Cook. Esq., R. O. How
ard,Keq., Coeunittco of the Engineers I. C.R.
11. Co.:
Gentlemen: I have tho petition signed by all
of the engineers on the line, asking an advance in
wanes, as ns well as other concessions.
Before receiving this Petition, In fact in Novem
ber last, 1 bad ordered Mr. Hayus. Superintendent
of Machinery, to raise the wages of Enxrineers from
S2.CU and si%*o per day to S3.uo per day, and, npon
consideration of the subject, hare given the orders
that you receive that sum for even* day yon aro
employed, and to furnish you employment every
day yon desire to work, either on your locomotives
or in the shop, and when -tbo Company's equip
ment will permit. Freight Eurlnccrs will be al
lowed pay tor weekly lay-over days.
I think this is all that Justice demands. I have,
since my connection wliu tills line, from time to
time, as Justice aod tbo ability of the Company
ptimUieo, raised yocrwages from S3.SO tos3.u>
per day. It has been my study, as well as pleas
me, at all times to look at this question with the
vltw of paying ail employees fair and liberal wages
for the services rendered, (which have been, I
think, above those raid on lines In this vicinity.
1 have every confidence tn yonr attachment and
devotion to the Interests of the Company, and fcol
that If you viewed the question from the point I
do, vou would not make the demands you now
make. Standing at tho bead ol the employees. I
have endeavored to act fairly between them and
the Companv, to which the Directors have fre
quently called my attention , '
Every perronal grievance h*s received mv prompt
attention and I am sorry that you manliest such
want of confidence iu the Justice and liberality of
the management as is shown in tbs petition re
ferred to, at a rime when, without tout knowledge
or request, your wages had been raised to meet the
Increased cost of tbo necessaries of life.
Whatever course you shall pursue, permit me,
who have watched over your labors for the past
fire years, to Icstl/V to tho prompt, willing and pa
tient manner in which yon have pcrform-.NI year
duties, which have frequently been very frying and
severe.
In this I am Joined by all the Directors acquaint
ed with yonr labors.
Hoping that vour want of knowledge of the In
tentions of the Company in relation to yoa will In
duce yon to recall the am very respect
ftifiy yours, w. R. Airmen,
General Superintendent.
BRIDGEPORT.
Tbc Rowdy Element In the Ascendant
—A Strong Police Force Needed,
Editors Chicago Tribune:
In a recent issue of the Tnxnuxs I noticed the
above csptlon over an article which sard many
bard things of Bridgeport- The writer evidently
bae but llule personal knowledge of this notid
place, but forms his opinion in part from the south
wtttcreezcson the nasal organs and docs not
seem to know that good can “ come out of” Bridge
port, That there arc odors coming from racking
pouecs, greosc factories, and from the- vicinity of
Cologne Creek- and many yto gel drunk on bid
wUlsty raising frequent rows—as is tbc case wacre
e\cr whisky is met—is not to be denied, but it
must be remembered that these packing houses,
Ac., though most of them might he kept cleaner,
add largely to the life of our dty, as well as the
nvw Bolling Mills, which ate bringing in stores of
coed famines. _ ~ ,
The Inhabitants of Bridgeport cannot bo divided
Into two classes, but represent many nations, kin
dred and tmeses, among which arc Dish, G jrmons,
Scotch, Hollander?, Swecds, Welsh and Americans
—tie bone and sinew of tbe city. Bridgeport dc
cerves a “police force” cs well as cny par; of the
chv, where 60 much Is doing, asd some who will
«Vv “might" butnoi “risht."
Three sTars age we should not have thought po-
Tcimcn cowardly who refused :o make arrests at
rrl’ceport.but wo should now, as there is a great
lajuravcmcU. Ent it has not been brought about
by a police force ora regiment of soldiers. To
knew Bridgeport our writer %hould become ac
quainted with the moral Tfbrk. Not quite three
years aco a Sundov School was organized In • I ** •
\atcboate, with about Atc children nf.^tontha
first fiabbatb; a small bcginnlner and a dfcrk PJ
fo comnence amoral reform—sabbaths only knoam
by some onarconnt of raore.profanltv.ynnKm-
D«a and fighting, but soon aebange with many for
membership of tho school !s about 2.A
wibn church membership of about i> ’. A neif
church building, with u spire
Heaven- and npasior. Rev. Mr. Cleveland, living
in Bridgeport ard giving his whole lime to its spir
itual Interest e; also a temperance society working
Jo rescue victims from the grasp of King Alcohol.
The interior of ibo church, for the two-fold pur
pose of audience and Sunday School, Is the moa.
attractive ond best arranged of any that wo have
fccnintheWcst. It was erlanred and fitted np
last summer at a cost of nearly SS,CCO. •
The Chrisimas Eve Entertainment given by
the Sunday School on Christmas evening, would
have been creditable to any of the older schools of
the i tty. The room was beautifully trimmed with
evergreen a, fnd a tree laden with appropriate pres
ents for scholars and teachers. Mr. Coleman was
S resented with a Wheeler A Wilson’s Sewing
iachlnc, as an appreciation of his services in ta
king»arc of IberCurcfc. The Pastor withe splen
did dressing gowu and a pair of slippers. Thu
Superintendent with a napkin ring and several
neatly hound boohs. The singing was not second
to any Sabbath School singing that we have beard.
An open dialogue written' by one of the lady tea
chers, nrd spoken by four girls and two boys, was
filtlcgfor the occasion. Addresses by the Pastor,
Jlev. Fearce of Evanston, O, C. Cook and Hugh
Loern, contributed much to the entertainment.—
Mri Cook donated SHO to the church, and Messrs.
Cragln & Co., packers, through Mr. Kogan, donat
ed fltO. Will other Packers “do likewise,” as
about sd> 0 are wanted to relievo tbo church from
debt. Aiding this kind of work will do more to
elevate this part of the city—now apart of ’CAieaco,
than a Police force or a Regiment of soldiers be-,
sides enhancing the value of property. During
thcpastyearalargc amonntofuew houses have
, becu built some of which would do credit to Wa
bash or Michigan Avenues. *
All this and more con be truly said of Bridgeport.
-Who will say that the Lord has not crowned Els
work and blessed human Instrumentality.
Card of Thanks*
Tne undersigned in behalf of the Michigan Cen
tral Railroad, takes this method of expressing
thanks to the officers of the Michigan bouthem
Road, for timely n*sistonce tendered to the pas
sengers of the* Michigan Central train, at tbo
“ crossing” on Friday. Also to the officers of tho
Illinois central Railroad, for valuoble assistance,
especially Mr. Hayes and Mr. Morrow for engines,
and Mr. ScovlU and Mr. Kellogg tor material aid
with men.
H. E. Bahoeet, Gen. Sup’l.
LOCAL MATTERS.
House ond Sign Painting. Calclminlng,
Glazing. Ac, Paper Hangings and Window Shades
wholesale and retail at New York prices.
F. K. Ilionr, £!) Randolph street.
Box 6SG3. duel 5-sJ'AHin
Go to tub Dbst— Go to Bryant A Stratton’s
Chicago Commercial College, to get a thorough
S tactical bnsincss education. For circulars ad
ress (enclosing itamps) Butart A tivnArroß,
Chicago. Illinois.
pf - Diseases of the Nervous. Scmlnnl, Drtunry
ami ttaxun) Systems—new and reliable trentmen—
In reports of the Howard Assoclntlou—sent by moll
lu sealed letter envelopes. free of charge. Address
Dr. J. Blciilln Houghton, Howard Association, No.
1 South Ninth street, Philadelphia, l’a.
BoWiWMifn
tVTho patrons ami friends of the Illinois
School of Trade,DyliNnfnrlh Principal, mid the
roimncrelul cmmmmlly itoiu'riitly. nro Invited to
oblnlu the uoUHMlAlognvof Umt School, contain-
In« a Incliiexpoillloiioflla character, snivels, ami
mcilKHl of Instruct lon, and Its proirrosa mill sue*
coPo alnco ila oslnidlihinouti Jnuf6o|«in>r A m
Wantkd.-'A trcflsuicr In n light, control mann*
ftiNurlnjt business In tbUclly, who will be willing
to Invert jfl.WWcnsh In Iho business, and Also bo
willing to ilurolo six or rovon bourn'time dally In
tanking alter the business, liAmis, Ac. To any
Strrson win* can give wood reference, a salary of
i/,UiO per year will lie given. Apply until next
Wednesday 4 p. in. from 10 to 1 o'clock any day. Nt
t'je Briggs Hon so, room W. jauhtSisir,
The DoniMtlc Dy«s
Prepared by Geo, 11. Hoed A Co., offer tb®
sunniest ami mutt ixirfcct moans of dyeing bmuc*
bold apparel over presented to tbu public. They
embrnco 40 different sbadtm, and inclndo nil ttio
new nnd fashionable colors, and nro perfectly Awf.
ttatnptaaon silk mid wool can bo soon and the
colors procured of the druggists.
Ja&UUMlt'iiwAr
DISEASES OF Till? TIIItO.iT AND
LUNAS.
Dr* I* Winslow Ayer,
Chicago Throat mid Lung Institute, McCormick's
Building, corner ofKnndoloh and Dearborn streets.
Hjveclnl attention to all diseases of the Throat and
Ciicst. By the new mode of practice speedy and
permanent cures of Catarrh, Inflammation of tho
Throat, Bronchitis, Asthma, Ac., nro effected, oven
thovph they may Imvo delled all other modus of
treatment. Best of city references ulvon upon ap
plication. dec?W» , jt*warAltw
Tbs Hlfitti ftallrsod ItMO Tails*
MICniOAN CESTHiL-DSrOT TOOT 07 LASS STUD XT.
soraitv. a:uiiv*.
Detroit Express 6:Bfla.n. 6;oQa.ra.
Detroit Express 6;-tap n. 10:30 am-
Detroit Express lO;COp m. 10.30 p.m.
MICB. crKT., CCtCBffIATX OKS LOUISYIUJI UXV.
Morning Express 6:90 a. m, lO.Si' p.m.
Night Express 6:40 p. m. 6nC a. m.
aticmaiM ecmizßß—ubtot oohreb Toys bubm*
AKX shebiux sruExre,
. 6:80 ft. m. 10:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m. biOam.
,10:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Day Express
Evening Express.
Night Express-..
CntCINKAn AIB XJN3.
Union Depot. West Side, near Madlwa *t. Bridge.
Day Express 680 a. m. 8.35 a. ta.
NightExprese 9:10 p.m. IfcSOp. m.
CQiOZMiATI AIK LTXX—EOH ZJtUUMATOLU AMP
Day £xpie».. M ,... 6:30 a.m. 8:35 a.m.
Night Express 9:10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
XI&1M019 CENT&AX—UIPOT, FOO* OV LAU« etOBST
DayPancnger 6:45 a.m. 9:bop.m.
Night Express 9:10 po. 7:50 a.m.
•Urbanna accommodation. 4:00 p. a.fiat'dsysonly
Hyde Park Train 7.00 a.m. 8:3) a. m.
Hyde Fork Train JiCO m. 1:88 P- m.
Hyde Park Train........*. 6:56 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
FiTT?Bimea. poat WATrajurocsicißO,
Morutrff ExprMD e:SOa. m, 720 a.m.
Night Kipress 6:40 p.m. lIJWa. m.
Feet Lino lOsl't p. m. 10:20 p. a.
Valparaiso Ac’modation.. .9:10 p.m.
oalexa and Chicago tnnoif.
Fulton *... 9;Ma.m. 4:40 p.ru.
Fulton Passenger 111:40 p.m. I'M) a. a.
Freeport Pa*feo£tc ~..9*00a.m. I*4op.m.
Freeport Passenger . -.11.30p.E. (3:45 a.m.
Rockford, Elgin, Foe Hlvcr
end State Line.......... 4:00 p.m. 11:10 a.m.
GcaevaPafsergcr 5:30 p.m. e.So*.m.
CBICkQO AND BT. LOUIS
Kail Passenger &30 a. m. IhlOJp. m.
Night Pazsvng&A 9:30 p.m. 5:45 a.m.
Joliet aod Wlumcgtcs A>
eommodatloc" 4.*53 p.a. 10JO a. a.
CHIOAOOAND BOCK IPLAjiD
Day Express
Njpbt Express H:to p. m. 4.45 a. m.
Joliet Accommodation.... 4:00 p.m. 9:l , ja.a.
CZDC-tOO. BCIUXNCTOn AND qciSCT.
Day Ezpr.es and Ma1i..... B:Soa.iu. 6:35 p.m.
NlgitKxpreee 11:30 pm. 5:43 a.m.
Accommodation 4:00 p.m. 10:10 a. m.
CHICAGOANS NOnTHWZBTSSR-SBfCT OCkHKlSZa
zi2a::d wxst watck er?jnrru.
Morning Passeuger 9:00 a. m. 5:50 a. m.
Day Express 1:00 p. a, p. m.
Night Passenger 5:00 p.m. 0:10 p.m.
CHICAGO AUD Jtn.WACKM.
Kip rets 9:COa. m. 0:30 p. a.
fit.Paul Express . 12.15 p. n. 11:35 a.m.
Milwaukee Acccm’Mou.,, 6:00 p. m. 6:80 a. m.
• Sundays excepted, t Saturdays excepted.
Mondays excepted.
M ABB IED,
Id this eliy. on the 81st ult.. at St. Patrick’* Church,
hr the Trry iter. Ur. Ininn, V. 0.. Mr. KYUAN,
McDonald, of this City, and 5!ls? LIZZIE M.,
eldrft daopLter of Z. C. Bailey, Esq., of Grand Du
Tour, Otic County, Illinois. No curds lamed.
In West Chicairo, on the Ist Inst., hr Rev. Arm
Brown, Mr. WILLIASI.DOCKDELL and Miss MAR
THA DELANO. «
In this city, on the 23th ult.. by W. W. Evert* Blr.
CHARLES A. DDPEE and Miss JENNIE WELLS.
On the vcth ult.. by the same. Itev. O. VV REN and
WDsE.K.EVERTS On theßlst ult.. by the suae,
Mr. FRANCIS T. PIERCE and MUs CATHARINE C.
MACK. On the same dat',by the same, Mr. GEO.E.
FIELDING and MDsMAIIYC. LEO WARD.
Inthlseliv, Dec.Slth. 16CT, by Rev. J. n. Tot tie,
Mr. BENJAMIN F. EASTMAN and Miss AUSIE A,
OUJNBY. Atthc Ration House ->n themornlnaof
Uec.-AUb, bv the same, Air. ROBERT It. EVEREST
and Mr*. LMILINE R. SAXE, both of Btllwankee.
Tec. foil’, by the same, Mr. ROBERT CRACKCL and
M»B HARRIET FATCHVLT. At tbs Church of the
Redeemer, Dee. 31st, by the aame<llr. JOHN T. LES-
T Lit, of the firm ol Litter & Co„ and Miss MARY
E.snEFGOt D.only daughter of Thomas Ehcrgold,
»q., all ex Chicago.
JD IED
It. thi* citv, at the residence of his guardhiu. Hod.
J.n.'Vocd«onb.on3wn.2i,lCfit,of
fttm being thrown fruin a carrla-e. oa Chrlalnia-t
l ay, GILES HENRI ?on of the laic iloa. Judge
Giles Spnue,aged SO Tcar*.2mout:is ami 21 days.
Funeral from the First BapiUt Church, on Monday
January 4th, at 2 o'clock P. 51.
in this citv, on Saturday, January 2d. IS*l, SNNIE
M., wife of fenxnnel S. Greeley, age.l 34 years.
Fuucral front her late r»ldenc**,st Hinsdale street,
on Monci.y, Jencary 4th, at 2 o'clock I’. M.
CT“ Providence and Boston papers please copy.
Jur.ai
In this city, oa Dec. Slst, of consumption, FUANII
The ftjui r»l will take place at the rcsldeara of hU
m< ther. 412 South Clark street, to-day. the 31 last., at
8 o'clock P. 51.
f2T" Troy papers please copy.
T H. REED & CO.,
” * mFOETEES ASP JOBDEBS OF
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS
111 Lake St*, Chicago, III*
ALSO, DEAL LARGELY IN
paints, Oils, Window Glass, Glass*
ware, Barnlag Oil*, Keroaene,
Soapmtkers’ Slock, IHanu*
faclorcra* Good*, dee*,
Which we offer »t prices favorable to Western Mer
chants and Manufacturer*.
street, N.T.)
H. A. licßLnur, Chicago. j sclS-mltO-Sm
TtfOTICE''TO SHIPPERS OF
tallow, lard, bacon, poek, beef,
arm
General Western Produce.
The undersigned pay Paettcclab Arramos to
the sate of the above articles, sod Consignments sent
to them willbc
PBOBFTIT DISPOSED OF
awn
QUICK BETCB.V9 MADE.
On vc.T tdrinUrpom terms. We issue a WEEKLY
PRICE CDBKKKT of the above articles, which wa
mail osatis to those sending their address to
ABRAM KKIGHT & SONS,
ddS>t!SS4o 3i Water Street. K. Y. City*
1863. Fall Trade. 1863.
BAWSOiV ft BARTLETT,
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers la
BOOTS AND SHOES
80 Lake street, Chicago, 111.
*We srenoweffertnetothe tradeoneot the largest
and BEST SELECTED stocks ever brought to ttus
*H»vlae determined to make our BUSINESS CASB
ONLY, we will agree to sell war goods
As Low as can be Booght
la this or any other market. Eastern bills freely do
pUcated. we make s SPECIALTY of EVTRA BIZSD
goods, a large assorttseni of which vs now have ot
aiTSON i BiBTIETI.
»eU-m€l&-Sm
T> IT CKAV HEAT FLOUR.
- 100 this. BnTQEAMTO*.”
Very choice. Just recelvedaadiqrKdeattO South
Tfaler street. STILfcS D3ETY3TEB * CO.
dcS-tW-lw tit
filautcu.
K ANTED—A Furnished House
therlrer. Addrcra“G AT.
WBS.
X%7 ANTED—To purchase a Horse,
i^sss!sssss's&&&
Ja3lsj3-2l —----
A N T E D—A good, faithlul
“'iT 1 amS'i*^
Wanted —a good Girl to cook,
IrTtacdlran. Ann?r.tMlMlcMg«.wnae.
«„„? £!« and tour ii,la .ttrr«oon._ J.l WV»
Wanted —A goad coot,
w s' b r“n« r a°°Appi* S?» ,wiiS& r"Si
TJtV ANTED— 500 more Agents lor
W rlurk’B rulml Indelible Pencil. SSper
luonm g^i'ifr E fSlsi, C Nortl^puS , " P . Man. -
JaS-tfff-lCt _
TIT'ANTED—A situation as Housc-
WANTED— Two business men,
to encase wllh the subscriber InaMsppftablo
.•><l ml. .irs.it«be pwiM:
ca-o. It u mannttcmtlcs. £V, U „ p Jn?nL. will rfc
men with tin art business abilities, tbacasiigj
and pood reference® need reply. Address
RALPH, Tribune office. Chicago, ID. Jo3-15i«r*
WANTED— By a gentleman of
Inrco capital, and extensive expfrirace in the
Herdwau Was'cefs.an actlropirtner c a« h «Pl
tal of *IP,« oto KC.OCO to engage In J hotwlo m-nj
ware Trade. Norc need apply whocann^giVLgJ'.a
rctercnce.and wl:otechßructer andbn®inrasMP|Clljr
will not bear close fcmtlny. Adurras forthrcoCMS,
wilh reel name, and name tne place and time for an
Interview, * B W." Tribune office. Ja3-t3Li-3t
WANTED.—Board wanted by a
▼ T ml 'dlc-ajed cenileman. In n smalt family,
fsmallrr the bate-), with a good room and Dra. Ad*
drcea I*. O.flox2.CQ. JnUUMt
Agents in
cvetv part of the Weal, to eclltbc most tmpn*
lar Agents* hook* now published. U;o' ®E orl1 ? "f*
now making ?luo per month, bend stamp tor clrou*
Isrs with inllrarll iilars. to 110 JINBON ATIIOMaS,
I* O. Drawer MOD. Chicago, 111 jsltPw-71
i\l ANTED—Agents to soli an
W V nidrle {tor which there Isa greal ilemmii In
retinols, and pays n larvo pfnQi. Call at Iwom No.u,
ira ttnnth Dtarbonl &tree', or sidresa ‘*o IV/J
ttu-I,CWci\RO,IU. luidWjdl
WANTED,— See advertisement
i;i)Wa MhNonVS N«W flaarituiAt. Alto
TowHOiif Maps or iLLinois, on third I'sgo.
I«m:ii.ji .
w ANTED—BoaoI in n Rented
* » private fittnlly.fi'ni gentleman, wlicaniliwit
ohlldmi. Itrirrt*ttr«>ft icIVQU uod required. , Addro**
*» a iv* itok md. ciiWtf. jui-tJi-Kt
WASTtKD— A Partner in n
Mlmli’ialii Grocery House, tlreidy vlib*
Ilf in d. )iavli>K mi oxioiMuf B'Minali mine, rttil doing
11 nroii T" mi cnimollo bU'jno** mini, who
iMiitrratMiiiin Hip Grocery inula, ami lim nt le**t
lio.uo vunli cniiilttli till* ft* a rare uhabmi. Addro«,
with **i» j»K/MhUomcc, jii-im-n
WANTED— By n young man n
tihiDin 11 im an Assistant Book-Keeper or an
Aeibtunt lljok Kueper übd Wiiiosman, or would lull
in a tsllwni onlco, ,\o Ar. Biii’Oiiitili'pl'iPrt n.nrc of
■a oh I rot Ilian sabrr. Adders* *.l W,'* Po*t inileo
pox iTW, chU'HUo, or nt tin* o tiled. d 31-U1341
TI/’ANTKI) —ArimUs. *IOO per
f T mnotii I* now hulng mndo hy gootl .'anTM icr*.
•oiliiiff Mm niw and ■j.lcmlld Hlrol hnitravlng of
I'KKbifiKNT I.I.NIoLn. Abo. Hlrol KiigrarniK*
o( Hirphon A. I>mirU». rriao, usnontß OACh.ordvo
for |l 001 u-alli d In a nlro tube, on rooolpi or price,
to any t>**rt rf ihu countrj, hr it. 11. LANudn,
Atitu, wj Luke Hireot, oppoalte Tretcont liotno,
Ciilogu. drill-tlUdiu ,
ANTED—A Partner with a
▼ * emh pnplinl nf #atw to fr> Into a paying hii«h
uca*. AiltlrrM. Htatlnu where an Inerrrlrw miy bo
i,.id, “J r ouTcc dux na?, cuieaKa.m.
dctl.ttlMl
W’ANTED. —Agents (local and
travullnc) to noil CiVaiu’* Iniprovcd Pimllr
Cowing taiichlnci*. Term' Ittwr-'l. Applv to s. M.
I’III hiON, toj Lube Btreot. Chicago. onioa
Uoxn*.-:. acoi-tiio-u
W ANTED—By a young man
ftcqnalnlcd with tlie*i;o>>lnosi<, a Situation a*
Dooh-kceper or Salermun in a hnrdwaro houao. ifaj
hftnluihcLorlncMfor ihu last threo year*, and it
Hilly competent. Would not ohiect to enter a* bosk*,
kreper In»cmc other wholcanlc uasmei>t. ,l*ai pro*,
tnt employed a* book-keeper, and can islfcgood ref*
trcucee. Atldrc«3 , 'o ÜB,"TribuneotUoe,
(IcSO-iaUO-U
\lSr ANTED—lnformation of Tlios.
It Webster, a lad 13 years old, who ran away
from hb home October ITtfi. Write to the Postmat*
ter at Bulkier, IroiinoU County. Any Inform uloa
concerning bis whereabout# will bo moat gratefully
received. Ue3o't3T3>6t
VV ANTED.—»VS a -Month.—l
V v want to hire Agent* in every county at <73 a
month, expentu;# paid, to sell my new cheap Family
Sewing Machines. Addreu 6. MADISON, Alfred,
Maine. ocJ5-<>Slo-3in
XJU ANTED—Men to Manufacture
v * and sell 30 articles of real merit, and used la
every family in the land, <2S worth made In one boar,
and costs&Mi. Pay* SCO per cent. Energetic men
can make from 13 to 19 nor day. Letters containing
}1 In current lands wni receive prompt nltentlau
ami foil directions for manufacturing. Address D.
EWERS, I*. O. Box 2798, Chicago. lU. dtSiS-CITHt
WANTED —A man from each
conniyln the West to manufacture and sell
the most nseml article ever sold In the United State*.
Can ho sold to nearlv every’ family in the land. *3
worth can he made In ten minute# at a cost of 50
cents, and anv person, mule or female, possessed of
ordinary ci.e’w, c*u clear from <J to <7 per day.
Tbote having a few hoars to spare dally can make
good wages selling this article. Full laitrncUou
given on receipt of SI. and exclusive territory given
to parties who desire It. Address C. B. STEARNS.
Box I7SI. dc23-tatß.7t
WANTED—Agents. SSO per
Tv month, and all expense* paid, or allow aUN
eral cois.mle&lon for acliiig the LITTLE GIANT
SEWING MACHINE, Detail price <ls. Wa have
Agents whose commualocs average <l5O per month.
Particulars scot free* Bend for a circular. W, 0.
JONF6, AccctfP. 0. Drawer 5359 Chicago.
dtswism*
8:40 a.m.
\Xf AN TED—Recruits to fill tha
Chicago Mercantile Battery. Thle Company
has been lu the service nearly one Tear and & oalr,
and have Men pome bard service, and nxe still In bet*
ter condition (ban ever before. Quito a number of
tbclr members having been promoted, wo are ready
to enlist a limited number of first-class men. The
Buttery hasjuti received nevrgnneof the best In the
Hein, and new equipment? ihrougboat, and have not
one man rick In camp. $403 bounty fur new recruit?
and SSC9 boon y for veteran volunteers, or men who
bten Intbc »crv!cc over nine months. Tboso denlr
lug to enter tbU> branch of the service cannot do bet
ter thou So enlist In this company, they being aider
the care oftbe Mercantile Assoelailou. Cjmclnoat
of the draft,boys, and Join **A Crack Battery-*’ Bo*
craUtntr office In Mercantile Association Booms, cor.
ofLake end State strests, Chicago.
LIEUT. ttENßrnOf!,
de&tsifi-ft Recruiting officer.
tfox «alc.
F3li SALE—Sleighs! Sleiglis !
One fine Pony Slelcb, end a few cheap cutlers.
Also,a halfcozcn set Light Bobs, on which to use
Burvy Bodies or Express Wagons; price *l2 per set,
at Shelton's & Tuttle’s Eastern Carriage Repository,
M&rVet street, near Washington street.
Jalt.tr.n-St n. B. HILL, Agent.
FOR SALE—A Sleigh or second-
Land Catler. cheap, or would exch&ose for a
gr od second-band Open Bngsy. The Sleigh originally
cost $75. Inquire at tbc office of B. ADAMS* CO.,
133 North Water street. JoS-UiO-St
Tj’Oß SALE—Cheap, two Tabular
A 1 Boilers. 34 Inches in diameter,Bfcetlong,2Bx3W
Inch, lines and Stcem Dome. Apply aIC.
A CO S Boiler shop, comer of Canal and Jackson
streets. Jal-t4BWt
tpOR SALE.—Any person want-
Jl Inc to buy out the stock, fixtures, lea?© and
prod will, of a good paying establishment. can heir
efsuch a place by addressing P. O. Box 477, Chicago.
Oc*y a small capital required. jai-toOiva
1!? OR SALE—Sleighs! Sleighs!
Two good sccond-hind Plelchs, with rlrlvtr
scat. In (her tep, and one without top. Can be seen
•t tlic Carriage Factory, corner or Randolph and
Ann fetreety. Jal-i5?3 sc
ITOR SALE—A Grand Piano
A Forte. Original coat <3tO, will betold at ngreat
sacrifice. the owner ha vine no further ace for It. In
quire at the office of TUOMAA B. JBTAN,
Jttl-thC-lW l
FiOP. SALE. —A good Saddle and
Bngcy Kowe. Will behold low for want of naa.
Apply to Kellogg & GRAT, corner Of Mxrket
and Washington sheets. df3i-t:6U3i
17 OR SAL E-Pianos made by
. Albert Ladd of Boston ; one 7-octnve Concert
Grsnc, with the ATolUn ntiacluueot. price one
fccccu band plane $75 : tbu best quality of rnseWO&d
vrr.iara: for wilo at 126 South Dearborn, on the sec
ond lloor. by J. TIIESTON. Post Office Box lU9.
d(29-ti3i-<l
F’OR SALE—An upright or cot
tegc Plano Forte, A bcaadftil T-oc’avo, fall
Iren frame, cprlebt piano—price <SOO. Can be Meuat
Mr. W.T. Bt id’s Plano Forte Manufactory. 136 wt»t
Madison street, Office Box 4731. dc3«-t2sfi-7t
f ’OR SALE—Vessels. Schooners
J. S. Ntwhoute, Berry Ilager. and other tp*.
eels for sale. For particulars Inquire of B. F. DAVJ
t»O.S, hoc m o. 4 Wheeler’s Building, comer of soatb
Water and Clark etreeta. del3c3Aslui
EOR SALE.—I Steam Engine, 16
lachfl bore, nnd 50 Inch*** stroke. heavy Iron
l Tubular IP Her. feet diameter and It feot
ions,with (4 Mnth due*, mud beater.copper pips
end fixtures'. 1 ship Elevator, n Inch belt,and u
lncle»cnp«,wlthCMe and rml'-cys. Alao.lot of eec
cotNband Belting. BT. tT. Baxter'* celebrated Por
table Mill*. Alt of the above were taken oat of tie
IlotDC Mill?, end will be told cheap for cub.
df»lC6-lf. JOHN T. NOTN.ZSMarketlt..
jFounb.
FOUND. —-‘A Shawl left at our
Btore. which will hr returned on proving owner*
•Mo aurt paring expense for advertisement. Apply
to a. HEBZOG A CO.. 1«H Lake itreCt. ilc?l-U5KU
\7 INELAND Lands —To all
v wanting Farmt.-Laree and thriving eettlemeot,
mild and healthful cllmate.SD mile* south of miodd*
Ebla by railroad. BlchtolLprodacea large erop*»*cra
-acta at from 0:5 to 120 per acre, pajama wlt&ln four
yean. Good bnalncaa opening* for manufacturer* and
other*: churches, school* and good society. It is sow
lbs meet Improving place. East or West. . Hundred*
are settling and bnllalng. The beauty with which the
place la laid out 1* tuuarpaascd. Letters answered.
Paper* conulnln;; reports and giving tall Information
wllfbcaent free. Address CHAfITK, LANDIS, Vine
land Poal Office. Cumberland county. New Jersey., •
From report of Solon Bnblsaon, Agricultural Editor
of the Tribune: Uls one of the mosT extensive frrtle
tracts. In an almoshlevei position and suitable coadl*
tion for pleasant farming, that we know of ttalasldeot
the Western prairies. oe3B-oTß>3a>,
JJOGS, HOGS,
HOGS!
The undersigned wonld Inform their customer* sad
all persons shipping to this market, that they ban
Increased facilities uda season for handling i
LITE UVD DRESSED BOfiSt
We will give onr personal attention to iQ. sales, im
will guarantee the HIGHEST PSICES AND FSOMPf
EETCENS. BATES. STONE * CfCV
noue-rtSC-ha | ti» Booth Water so sO.
T CANS ON REAL ESTATE.-i
--\j We are constantly pmared to negotiate Iraat
upon real Mtsw lathis city for a term of rear*, at Wc
lowest cnrreol rates. .. . r.
Money Invested as above for residents or nonfat
dents. x L. D. OLMSTKD * CO„
.. Comer Lake and LaaeamtS,
nolLpgitex i;
■n HEADQUARTERS FOR
ALBUMS, \
)!, n. AFPI.KBVS. 1 at S«tL Cl»rk Hlrct.
nco't tDT UU 70. MC hi. .lock, .-alicl-c
T?iIPLOI MEET.—SVS a ‘Month.
X-4.Agents wanted to sell Sewing Machtoei. We
will giw a commission cn all Machlaes sold, orSm.
rloy agema who will work jor the above wages sad
*U ospensee paid. For nirtlenlara addreu B()T<
IAK £ CO..esa. atnu, D«traU,Klc!l. J.uat 11l
amusements,
JJRYAN HALL.
GOTTSCfIALK JND BRIGSOLI.
\ NOTICE.-Tickets purchased lor Saturday even-
Id*’® concert are good for Monday evening l -. n e r.
torn)»oce. Parties bavin:? tickets I'orTucad-iygi’on
tt-rt con have jtu lr raoccj refunded at 11. M. Uiu.
mSB’ Music Store.
, ONE GRAND
\ ITtsreweU Performance,
Ofl Monday Ewenlnsr, Janaary 4tfa.
HASSTRAKOSCII, very ibanlcfal for the liberal
. patron**? ho bn® received from tbe kind public o'
Chicago* bat honor to announce that
MMXCOimXKR. MR. GOlrs-
Will,give only One Grand Farewell Combination
r«rlortn*Bcc, on MON DAY EVENING, January 4th.
when «iey will perform their most brilliant nn£
•rtß-int.
JJmlcal Director and Conductor. S. BEHRENS.
Aomlislon, Including Reserved Seat®, One Dollar
Stais it=ny rp referred, « Thursday
morning, Lee. Sisi.o* 1A 4L.aUl.il.llirglns’ Music
Store. poors open at ; Concert commences nt 8
GARDNER’S OPERA HOUSE
‘ at MUSEIOT HiZili,
(Formerly Kingsbury,)
1-10 Randolph Street.
Grand Opening Mgbt, MONDAY EVENING. De
cember isuj,
siM fiJßnxnvs m:.STBEis
r i raooeSl.f«io. C “ tt ° m ‘“««J.SSwS
• Ftrporelcnlars see progroromcandnogitra
: Tlcket®2S cents. Doors opoaat 71*. M t
at sP. M. Mallncc Saw Year'a n»r at a 11,I 1 , si? ” 1 *
daBIMi-Tt ’
McVICKER’S theatre.
on Mdtlson street, between Statoand Dearborn.
Doors open at 7 o'clock, curtain rls<w at >H precisely.
The manager respectfully nnnonnccs an encage*
tr.cnt with the well-known and popular actress, an*
thorcts and manegcrcs?.
MISS LAUttA UEEAE.
Who will appear In a series of Comedies, nsdsted by
tbcafi popular members of her New York company.
Bill, PETERS and 3IU. LENICK.
tSTSests can bo secured for the entire woak. ai
The tbeatro warm and comlortablc.
Monday Evening, .lan, lib, IBM, will bo presented
the celebrated Comedy of
sue sxoora to conqueh.
Miss Dsrdeastle.. . .. MKi Laura Keene.
Tony Lnmpkln...... Mr. Voters.
touog Marlow Mr, Laulok,
OrunD Dabc» .. .Mtss JaxrctnlltatiT.
Is oocelude with
THAT DtUBSED BABY.
Several novelties In preparation.
Academy of music*
TTsibiag ton ilrcct.hetwccu Cisrkaml Dearboru.
ARLINGTON, KELLY, LEON A DONNIKKUH
IHINBTHKLS.
MONDAY KVKNINUt Jrtß.Mh.nml every evening
dariuK ih« week, will ha presented the rctuhrnuul
ililVlS“laiir««tf,jmmietf NKW ViaiVrt OAl,^.
with ticwiCfßPry by wtiyial, New I‘rtinarllM, New
CialUtaes. Hpii weak oi tho Ihllicio IMnco, Tho
el po\^r»V)Pcn U 'U l 7o%li)rW, coimnenrlnif ata I*. M. Ait*
mission ah c«ni*i hchk wotireil through ihedayM
cnit*. l'rlr»lnUxs* *.1.00.. MaiWoWwluriUr af
ternoon, Lo. ath.oounijouclna Ht
jmMCltf 1W lI.M. lUNUKBH, Agent.
BODINSON * HOWES’ 01mm
• 111011 Ulrem, Washlngmi! slrcol, onpoallo Iho
•I House. TiMiljjlit and upouovory night ami ou
tbiorday afternoon. .. , k . ,
The prorramnin will bn ohJorveJ by tho appear*
■ljrp» (ir MONrKVMim, tild tfro»l Contortionist.
n(IKROW« anil KM.LT/lie J;**t Acrobats In ibd
world. Mmlcr AI.ONZtI UON/.ALAH, i n Chl Un
fliilfe. who will execute a icrioi of iTUdtCAL
4 Uoai.StfUN. DAN CABTKLLO, and Uio whole of
the Great OrgtnUiGion, Will concludo with thuaf.
icrplecn of ii)o Mibb** akii Colruan, lu wMoh will
appear thn LTmilo Mulos, lleau Bui!Jlrooil
(.nr.ee, On next Friday. » benefit lorTllK PKIIMA-
Ni.>j iioklK Foil BUU)lrl<H,ouo half Iho rnqolpte
will ho himietl over to those who m amigo *hd direct
tho Institute. Doom open »t l o'clk. I’urformanco to
comimmci* Afternoon nt UN o'clock. Night*—!)>»or»
opcnat7o'alk, Kntninro at H o'clk. Nooxlraebariid
for reserved seats. Price* of Admission—DreMClreU,
inU chair*) 60 cent*. Chlilicu,under 10 year* ofago,
6 cent*. Social Circle, (nl)icau) 25 coal*.
ji3.U686l
OKE, TWO, THREE, SING I
Mr. Dye will commence the *rcond term of hU
Juvenile Bliiglng School next BATl'llllAY iioitjif.
INO, January ail, at 0 o'clock, at tho Metical Union
Academy in tho Mothudbt church Dloek lie will
pmimonot bl* Adult flingingScho A next TDF.HDA’iC
Hie time to barn the note*. doiH-un-3t
HALL,
X BLOOMINGTON, T7-*-
Lnrgß, airy and eentral. Good IMnuo. enrtam ant
Scenery. Stutter* will flnd thta a superior ilall fot
Concert*, n* tho stage can ho entirely cleared.
WAKEFILLD, THOMPSON A MAJOR,
nolS.p"ll-5m Proprietor*.
auction Sales.
GILBERT & SAMPSON,
\X . *l, IS and IS Dearborn street.
LABOR SALE OF
BICH HEW AND SECOND-HAND
rUBWITU^S,
Cottage end French Marble-Top Chamber Baits,
Hirtots, Stovee, Srauels and Ingrain
Carpets, *o., fto.,
AT AUCTION.
On TUESDAY. JannarySth. at at oar
Salesroom*. 11,18 and 4* Dearborn street.
Jqt-tMUt GILUEUT ft SAMPSON, Aaet'r*.
A UCTION.—I shall sell at aaction
JX. to tt c Trade, at 334 Lake street, corner of Fmnlr-
Hn. at 9H o’clock, A. M., on Blonday, Tneaday, Wednes
day one. Friday. Jan. 4th, sth, Gih and Sifa.Shirts and.
Drawers. Jackets, Sock*, Mittens. Hoods, Sontaga,
Comforters, and a general assortment of Piece Oooaok
S.NICCEBSUN. Auctioneer. :
UNITED STATES MILITARY
UAILUOAD OFFICE, Ko. 230 Q atreet, Wuh-
Ingtoo, D. C., December, 19.156 J.
IwoaotiTS EnFines ui Biilntd Iron for
telr.
1 will tell at pdblicauetion, at the 6rangeand Ataz*
ar dria Bnllroad Depot, In Alexandria, Va„ on WED
NESDAT, the 15th day of January next:
Tan second-hand Locomotive Engines, 4 feet SW
Inches gauge.
About I.QM) tons of old Balls, T and IT pattern
“ 300 “ car wheels.
** 9CO ** car Axles.
“ -00 ** Wjought Scrap Icon
M 200 “ cast *•
A lot of Steel Springs, Sheet Iron, etc.
Sale to commence at lo A. M.
. „ _ H. L. ROBINSON.
dcSS-tl6-32t Captain and A. Q. U.
LI cal jggtatc for Sale.
SALE—Or Exchange. An
JL Improved Stock Farm ofSOO acres, SO mllea
irom Chicago. Will Mil onfonr year*’time, or ex
change for city property, drv hardware,arte
email established business. A duress tat office Box
1615, Chicago. dc23-U29-tt
T7OR SALE—Houses and Lots.
_l_ Bouse and Lot on Monroe streets, between
Thioop and Kucher. Lot 40x17D feet.
House and Lot on Park avenue, west of Union
Park—<l.7ot r cheap. Apply to A. .T. AVKBBIJb,
Beal Estate Broker, No. 7 Metropolitan Block.
Jal-tscwt
FOR SALE—Or Exchange, House
and Lot on Michigan avenue, near Twenty-
Fifth street, for sals or exchange for-ther city nro-
Serty. Lot HX hy TOO feel de.-p. A. J- AVBKELL,
eaf Estate Broker, No. 7 Metropolitan Block..
Jal-U-03-21 •
"OCR SALE—Some very desirable
J. Lots In Sawyer’s Addition, on I&mdolpb, Laksft
Fulton, Carrollaod Kinzle streets. Cheap for cudt
or short time. OGDEN, FLEETWOOD * CO,
del(>hG79-tw*w ran
FOR SALE—I2S Lots, constituting
Block S3 Canal Trustees* Subdivision of SectlM
7. fronting on West Indians, Ashloy and Eonrth-ats.
Tetms liberal. Apply to OGDEN. FLEETWOOD 4b
CO. deUtiS-tmMW*» •
ITOR SALE—The south half of Seo»
Jl tlon 26,9), 12. consisting of 350 acre# of the finest
land In Cook County, within naif a mile of the Station
at Lyons, on the line of the Chicago, Burlington sad
Quincy Kallroad. a part of this tract la covered with
a handsome growth of wood. Term* liberal. Anol*
to OGDEN, FLEETWOOD* CO. VV *
clci3-sS&i-£m x war
Tf OR SALE—2S Lots in Block 5,
A Sampson * Greene’s Addition, fronting on Baan»
son street. Term* liberal; Apply to OGDEN, FLEET-
VroODACQ ✓ XWA>
SALE—Timber land in Mich-
M ignn. COftcr««,MveninncafromSt.Jowpta.axkd
within two miles ofasawtain. i*riee <7.700; ouedulf
cash, balance la ono and two years, with mvcq per
cent. Interest. One-half of the land will be sold foe
lIM. ¥or farther information, address ROCKWELL
LO., LagaJle, 111. dcsrlM-t'n(ww«
FOR SALE.—A valuable River
l ot, tollable for a Packing Home or manafse.
tLrit p the South Branch, near Cr&sio *
Packing Boofe, 240x140 feel (docked). Also,
lot •djolclcg Crrgln * Co., 214x350 iect. Also, boaace
and lota, bmldint- lots, tarma and Western lauds
fbr isle SAMUEL A. Bc,l EMU. Ai?
No. 4 Metropolitan Block. deM-ttO-fc
POR SALE,—Lots tor sale very
X cheap. Ten lots on the northeast comer of
2^v^-? D . d i^ 0 , m J 8 p, . reel ''-.Ulock 29, Canal Troitees
Subdivision of Section 17, Township S9. Bsas« U.
eor sale in one or more lota, at <SOO each—one-third
Csab and the balance lo one and two years at 1 per
cent. Title perfect. BENJ. F.OADDUC'K, 80 Dear.
bom atreet. desi-mt-iot
FOR SALE — Residence Property
on Michigan avenue, rail depth lot near Twotfih
aireet for sssso. Alto eligible lota on Michigan.
Wabash. Pralile and Indiana avenue*; on Sixteenth
and Elcbteenth a tree t by the Late; also fronting
Union Pars. w«t Jackson, West Washington, Curtis
and West Lake atreeu; bouses and*lou on North
Laaalle sad other strode from |3,000 to $1 <.OOO-Ohio.
niieola and Pine ilreeti. J7
dc29>lSeo*£t THO9.B.BBTAN M CO.
T?OR SALE—Best Business Prop-
JL erty—Post Office corner of Clartr and Monroe*
on Lake both aide* of the rlrar; on Clark north oh
Motroe; on Kaodolpb, Eaat and-West: on the lUver.
Bonn and Ponib. much of iblapropertyin the heart
of bealnf*»Tlold*7percent.fTooaf*reni.
drtl-tMUt THQB. B-BBT A3 A CO.
SALE.—A Farm of 215
X aerca-C acre* or timber, and BS acre* of goo*
rotting crain* under good cniUvaMon. with a good
Ks srasS
SALE.—An Improyed Farm*
X of US acres. SH miles easfcaf Prairie City, ondew
cultivation. with plenty of good Uymgwatar on fttar
steek.wlthsome timber on ttaa asm*, Comfortable
bonse, needing some repair*, a good bars, and coo*
nd °“‘ r frtlw, *<• Inquire of h.
SMITH, 1 Brains City, McDonough county. or ST
Avon. Fulton coursy. 111. decSS-la-Mt
Bonking.
BOARDING. —A Pleasant Front
Boom to Ist with board In a private family at
•tt< West Washington street. Hsfereucaa ieuuir*d.
Placer at go’clock. JaS-ua)Bi
iOAEDING.—A gentleman and
XJ wife can be accommodated with aa untarnished
third ataxy.front room and board, id 133 Michtsaa
street. • JoAtSSI-tt
BOARDING.- a gentleman and
wife wish to procure board la a private family,
where there sro but few boarders, with a parlor and
bedroom edjniaing—tarnished or untarnished. Ke.
feieactsexcbanged’. Address 1* O. Box 3558. with
particular*. JaidSKhSi
BO ARDING.—One large furn
lahedrocn. with clothes press, also one email
bedt com. can be had with board, at 85 Qrecn street,
between Madison and Monroe ata. Befereoees ex
changed. desi'tuist
lAßt*
LOST-rßetween thie Chicago and
CtXpula Depot and theTmnont
CtEtya Watch, open freed.smalldlaJ,«he bncku.
fmtled and ect with diamonds. . TkQ ttnder will be
j-teraUj rtwvdfd by I faying i\ u the TmmoSt-
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