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Address “CHICAGO THIBUNB,” Chicago, m.
MONDAY. JANUARY 4, 1861
Our dispatches give full and interesting
details of the great storm which has ush
ered hi the new year. Its disastrous re
sults seem to be confined mainly to the
TVost, and Us worst ravages are in
Wisconsin, Missouri and Hlllnoia. Of
its effects in our immediate vicinity,
our reporters furnish a full account else
where, The Bast, as far as we can leam,
has escaped, and trains in Canadabe
tween Cleveland and New Toriflfre run
ning regularly. In Missouri immense
destruction has visited live stock upon
trains snowed in, and thousands of cattle
-and hogs have perished. Bt Louis seems
especially to have suffered,’and many per
sons hare fallen victims to the piercing
cold. We fear that when we have full re
turns from this terrible storm the loss of life,
will he much larger than is now apparent
It is one of the saddest of the results of
the storm that our gallant soldiers in camp
have suffered so much, and that the poor
everywhere have felt themcrcjlcas biting o"
the blast. Surely now there is s
most imperative cah for charity, and one
which cannot be neglected. Immediate
action should he taken to alleviate the suf
fering of the needy and devise some means
to prevent future hardship.
The city readers of the Tbxbuse will
from the reports we give elsewhere be en
abled, greatly to their relief, to authenti
cully correct the full flight of reports
which burdened the many tongues of Ru
mor with appalling statements of loss of
litL-iu the city on the trains, and camps adja
cent, and thereby experience a sensation
-of ic-lief. Happily but few fatal cases are
xe]*orted, and these chiefly complicated
with intemperance.' But there was a vast
amount of suffering in poorly provided
homes, and to wayfarers overtaken by the
sudden and fell vicissitude.
Among the amenities of New Tear’s
day at Washington, was the reception of
guests at the White House, who had come
to pay their respects to the President, and
wish him the compliments of the season.
What would have been the astonishment
and wrath of the old Public Functionary
and the Lords of the Lash, for instance,
if, upon this holiday, three or four colored
gentlemen had happened into the Presi
dential mansion to wish them a happy
2\cw Tear. Yet such a thing
happened on Friday last, in Wash
ington, and there was no amaze
ment or indignation manifested.
Verily, the world is moving. . Without
•doubt the Copperheads will go insane at
this new abolition outrage w of the mis
shapen tyrant at Washington”—(see Dick
Alerrick’s speech.) We trust it will in cense
them to that pitch which will cause their
speedy emigration to Dixie.
The colored people of the State owe it
to themselves to fill up this regiment if
possible before the month of January shall
dose. Let all, tbat can be induced to do
so, take their places in the ranks before the
fifth, and count so much against the im
pending draft. Every man in the city
should exert himself in this behalf, as he
is personally interested, to fill our quota
and thereby b.core himself from the
chances of being drawn. As to the colored
men, they get the hundred dollars bounty
in green backs and take the surest method
possible to shame out of sight the villian
ous prejudice which Copperhead Democ
racy has fostered against them. Thursday
thirty colored men were sworn in, got
their hundred dollars apiece and their uni
form, and expected to leave that night for
the general rendezvous at Quincy. A
cood days work; but every day ought be
twice as successful as the previous one.*
Patriotic colored men, this can be done if
you try. Will you do it?
BAELBOAD SMASH EJP AT
’(Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribonc.]
Lalallz, Jan. I,lßut
yesterday at Utica, a small place fire miles
cost of this city, quite aeerions smashnp took
place at Ip. m., which fortunately resulted
in no lose of life. The mail express train from
Bock Island ran upon the side track In a
blinding snow storm and collided violently
wit ha heavy freight train standing on the
«idc track. Thcshock was tremendous, both
locomotives being smashed as well as the
nearest cars to each.
IPOM FORTRESS MONROE.
Fobtbebs Mosboe, Jan. 3.—Gen. Bailer
lias left here for Washington on the steamer
-City of Hudson.
Titc steamer Western Metropolis, from
Newport for New Orleans, has put into
Hampton Roads for repairs.
Fobtbebs Mosboe, Jan. 2.—The colored
Inhabitants of Norfolk find vicinity celebrated
to-day, the first anniversary of thelrfrccdom,
as given them under the President’s Procla
mation of one year ago. Four regiment’s of
colored troops, under the command of Brig.
■Gen. £. A. Wild, took port in the exercises.
There were present, as invited guests, Major
•Gen. B. F. Butlcrand staff, Brig. Gen. Barnes,
Getty, Lcdie and Hickman, with their re
spective staffs. The procession marched and
countermarched through all the principal
streets of Norfolk, and upon arriving on the
square fronting the Canterbury, formed a
hollow square, and there were speaking, mu
£ic by the hand, and Masonic exercises.
LATER FROM EUROPE.
Cate Race, Jan. 2. —The ste'-imcr city of
Heltimore from Liverpool on the 23d and
Queenstown on the filth December, passed
this point at 1 o’clock this morning.
The London Tim<*h os insinuated that Arch
Hnke jMflximilllanm ill not accept the Mexi
can crown, and that Napoleon will have to
cast ebont for some one else.
King and Hcennn had appeared before mag
istrates for breaking the peace and both were
bound over to appear at the Quarter Ses
The Loudon Globe cautions its readers
against the statement that Lord Lyons had
telegraphed to Earl Bussell predicting the
termination of the war in six months.
Napoleon, in response to the address voted
Tiim by the French Senate, asserted that he
was actuated solely by good and pacific mo
tives in his propositionTora Congress.
CSrlcfii and JPcrils or Blockade
R turners. v
.Ktw York, Jan. S.—Two brothers, named
Anson and George Wolf, and Messrs. Benja
xnin and Enas Hoffman, bare been arrested
and confined in Fort Lafayette for being con*
cerned in tbc blockade running business.
They shipped goods to Nassau per brig Good
3m©, 'which were subsequently found on the
captured steamer Margaret and Jessie.
Messrs. J. D. Young andJ. C. Bodd, have
Also been sent to Fort Lafayette as shippers
*Ol contraband goods. Other parties, and
also visitants.of the hotels here known at
*ihc headquarters of those of secession pVo
<livitics, nave been arrested. The blockade
xnunlng business here is almost played out
New York, Jan. 3.—Advices from Havana
per the Evening Star, include Mexican dates
to the 20th ult, Gen. Doblado is reported to
feave given in his adhesion. The French oc
cupation of Moneila, Cclaga, &c., reported
ria San Francisco, are confirmed. The French
-forces were m ri>u(e for Guanajuato. There
lias been no fighting, except slight guerilla
The New York Police Imbroglio.
- New York, Jan. 3.—A sensation dispatch
jrom Albany says that the New Police Com
missioners will appoint Nelson J. Waterbary
police Superintendent, and that two-thirds
of the Captains will report to him, and that
the Governor will order ont the entire militia
of the city to support the claims of the new
Board. - •
New York, Jan. S.—Advices from Cumber
land, Md.. of the Ist, state that our pickets
near Winchester, Va., had been driven into
Bunker HID. -
From Now York.
New York, Jon. 2— Midnight—At this
Lour thfrwind is blowing a northerly calc,
the thermometer stands at 10 deg. above
Xbe Chesapeake Pirates.
Bt Johns, K. B. Jim. 2.—Lewis Zoolv, sn
ot Iter of tbs captors of the steamer Cbesa
ptike, was arrested and lodged In jail.
Anbblshep Hu "he. StIU Alive.
,Nbw Tore, Jan. 2-Midi*£,-bt.-Bishop
Eiurbcs still continues to live, but Is In a very
low condition. A few more boars may be
added to his life, end he may die at any mo
ment He is beyond recovery.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.}
Washington, Jon. 8,1831.
THE WAB IN TZXOIHIA.
Taking advantage of the recent cold snap
which has rendered the roads somewhat pas
sable, the rebels arc reported to be concen
trating in the Shenandoah Valley for a raid
on Winchester and Martlnsburg. The rebels
arc under command of Early.
Gen. Kelly has made ample preparations
for any enterprise of this, sort, and the only
fear Is that they will abandon their design.
If the cold continues a few days longer, the
monotony In military affiilrs west of here may
he broken in upon by a lively episode.
the interior department.
It is understood that at an early day amove
ment will be made in Congress for the ap
pointment of a special committee to investi
gate the affairs of the Interior Department.
Inasmuch pi so much has been ‘said outside
of irregularities in this Department, an inves
tigation into its management cannot well be
avoided. If such irregularities exist they
should bt exposed, if current rumors are
untrue it is proper that the'public should
know the &ct and a stop be put to ground
less Imputations. ‘
EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS.
Gen. Butler will be here to-morrow to
consult with the War Department in relation
to the exchange of prisoners.
Lieutenant Robert P. Porter, 3d Indiana
cavalry, has been dismissed from the service
by court-martial. *.
Bon. Samuel J. Bowden, United States
Senator from Virginia, died here, on yester
day, of small pox.
Mr. Speaker Colfax has returned from Lis
visit West during the holidays.
It is rumored that Frank Blair has resigned.
Gen. Burnside has been ordered to report
Gen. Sioneman, CJiief of Cavalry Bureau,
Andrew Jackson Douelson, who ran for
Vice President on the American ticket in
1856, is in trouble for baring. said that be
would not trust Jeff. Daria farther than u a
blind mule could kick.* 1 He was arraigned
for Ibis, but let off; and when be returned
home be found tbat bis rebel friends bad
stolen all hie corn and bacon! He is very bit
ter in bis denunciations of the Confederates.
By a recent decision of tbe Commissioner
of tbe General Land Office, a homestead set
tler has not a complete legal right but mere
ly an inceptive title liable to be defeated for
non-performance of conditions, and can there,
fore only nse timber for fencing, building and
repairs. Under bounty of Congress he is
permitted to acquire a homestead in public
domain for agricultural purposes on condi
tion of settlement and cultivation for five
Until this condition is satisfied bo cannot
commit waste by felling the timber for mar
ket, as the land reverts to tbe United States
on failure to comply with the terms of law.
As to any supposed purchase by a party
from a homestead settler no right can attach
to tbe sale. The homestead settler has no
power to sell, hence the timber cut by him
is liable to seizure.
TOE POPULAR LOA>’.
Bnt sixty millions of the Five Twenty
loan remain unsold. The statement that this
balance was about to be sold to a combina
tion of speculators at a premium is untrue.
The loan will be kept open for the benefit of
the people at large.
The ten days notice required by law before
closing it will not be given by Hr. Chase, It
has been a peoples' loan and be bos no dispo
sition to withhold the-sznall balance now re-,
nioining, from them. , _
. last Friday a detachment of the 2d Massa
chusetts cavalry while on a scouting expedi
tion In the neighbomood of Hay Market, be
yond Manassas, came suddenly upon a g&cr-
Uia encampment, killing and wounding a
number and capturing about thirty guerillas.
Our loss was one man killed and six wound
ed. The guerillas were clad in our uniforms :
Secretary Chase strenously Insists on limit
ing the appropriations to the means, and in
providing by taxation for every dollar'appro
priated beyond the amount which can be
certainly obtained by loans, and that without
too largely increasing the public debt
The attendance of the diplomatic body
upou the President upon New Year’s day with
felicitations which were evidently as cordial as
they were democratic, was among tbe cheer
ing anspiecs with which the country begins
the year. The entire corps were present
with the exception of the estimable Minister
from Nlcargana who, being detained by ill
ness, sent to the Secretary of State a most
■\Yashikgto>', Jan. 2.—A number of col
bred men, belonging to this District, on
their way to New York to be used as substi
tutes there, were taken off thft steamship
Baltimore at Georgetown- yesierdar, by one
Of the detectives.
Among the first persons to pay their re
spects to the President/ yesterday, were Sec
retary Seward French Minister.
The gunboat Commodore Reedarrivedyes
terday at Alexandria, bringing up two Lieu
tenants and five privates of the rebel army,
and several ladies, among whom was Mrs.
Davis, wife of a rebel Colonel Davie, who
were captured while attempting to cross the
There ore indications that Gen. Early con
templates a movement or a raid towards
Winchester, and perhaps beyond that town.
An order has been issued from the army of
the Potomac prohibiting all newspaper cor
respondents connected therewith from pub
lishing, or causing to be published, the num
ber or designation of regiments re-enlisting
in the army, or leaving the same, and the
number of men furloughed.
Another order from Provost Marshal Pat
rick requires a correct enrollment made of
all civilians or army followers, excepting ac
tual residents within the limits of their re
spective corps. This is designed to reach
those who have sought refuge in the army to
avoid the draft.
Fifty prisoners and deserters reached Wash
To-day’s (Jhronide save: “Aycaragohad a
colored man presented himself at the White
House, at the President’s levee,. seeking an
introduction to the Chief Magistrate ortho
nation, he would have been. Id all probabili
ty, roughly handled for his Impudence. Yes
terday, four colored men, of genteel exterior
and with the manners of gentlemen, joined
in the'throng that crowded the extensive
mansion, and were presented to the .Presi
dent of the United states.
FROM DES MOINES.
[SpedalDlspatch to the Chicago Tribune.}
DebMoxkss, Jan. 1,1801.
Volunteering continues lively. The quota
of the 4th Ward is complete, and the 2d near
ly eo. Other wards are moving in the right
direction. The City Council hasjnade an
appropriation of $3,000 for the families of
Cob J. A. Williamson, of the 4th lowa in
fantry, arrived at home yesterday. The Col
onel has been In command of a brigade in
Grant's army for over a year, and has distin
guished himself on many fields. He was for
merly one of the leading Democrats of this
State, hut left his party for his country.
- Twenty-six members of Company D, 2d
lowa, arrived home on furlough this morn
ing. They all rc-cnlist for the war. I am
informed hat the Sd infantry have also near
ly all re-enlisted.
Uent Levering, aid to Gen. Solly, died a
few days since at Sioux City. He was form
erly a member of the Ist Minnesota, and the
first man who volunteered in that State un
der the President's first calk
The Copperhead organ here comes out In
favor of a new church organization. It de
sires a church through which lories may be
passed on to Paradise. An institution of
that kind is much needed in this State.
Another great snow-storm raged yester
day. * The thermometer went down from 2
deg. below zero at 0 a. m., to S3 below at C
[Special Dispatch to the Chtoigo Tribune.]
Des Moor as. Jan. S, IFCt
E. 8. Hedges, 6f Sidney, Fremont county,
has been appointed Commissioner for the
Board of Enrollment for the sth District, vice*
Cornish, of the same place, resigned. Mr.
Cornish has been appointed Deputy Provost
Marshal of Fremont county.
The opening of the Savory House, by Save
iy & Noon, was daly celebrated on New
Year's eve, by n grand ball. Notwithstand
ing the night was the most bitterly cold ol
the season, the ball Is said to have been a de
cided success and a very brilliant affair.
On Friday, the Bth Inst., we arc to have a
great fuel procession, in which all having
wood or coal to donate to soldiers' families,
arc invited to join, bringing their contribu
tions with them. The ladies will give a din
ner to the contributors.'.
The Catholic fair, In progress here, for the
benefit of the church building fund, is said
already to have netted over one thousand
dollars, and has two nights more to run.
Not one member of the Legislature has yet
arrived in town, though a contrary statement
was telegraphed to the Time* some ten days
ago. The statement was founded on the fact
that several of the members elect have passed
through the Capital, or been here on busi
ness since the election.
Snows have so obstructed the railroads
that wo have had no mails from the East for
three days. Weather milder—mercury four
degrees below zero.
[Special Dlepitch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Sfbskofxbid, Jan. 21861.
Gov. Tates to-day received the national
colors ol the 03d regiment. They have been
very much torn and mutilated ia the many
engagements through which they have been
home. The staff has been pierced by six
ballets, and the flag almost entirely gone.
The regiment left Chicago Nor. 0,1803, and
was in the battles of Jackson, Champion
Hill, and Vicksburg, Miss., and Chattanooga,
Those who attend the Agricultural Con
vention, to be held in this city on Tuesday,
January sth, will be returned over the Great
Western Railroad free of charge.
Lieut. Col. Hasbrouck Davis -has been ap
pointed Colonel of the 13th cavalry.
Major A. T. Briscoe and Llent J. E. Cravens
of the 91th regiment, have been ordered to
report to the Governor for recruiting service.
Battery L, Ist Illinois Light Artillery, now
serving In West Virginia, has been ordered
by the War Department to report for duty
with the other companies of this regiment
now In the Dcpartmcn t of Tennessee.
FROM CAIRO AHP BELOW.
[Special Dispatch to Chicago Tribune,]
- Caiuo, Jan 3, 186t
In Columbus, Ky., last night, the barracks
at fortQuimby caught fire, and four rows of
buildings was consumed before they could
be extinguished. The barracks were occu
pied by a detachment of the 81th lowa. Two
men were so severely burned that they bad
to be taken to fbe hospital The loss of the
barracks is felt much while the cold weather
Several members of the colored regiment
were frozen to death at Island No. 10 -the
night before last. Ten colored men were
killed by tbe same agency and from insuffi
6cn.W. T. Sherman and staff arc on the
train cn route for this place. -It Is under
stood tbat the General will go South on busi
ness connected with bis Department
Tbe S9lh Ohio, CoL Ed. Noyes, started this
evening for Cincinnati. This is a veteran
regiment 550 strong, and has re-enlisted.
tSpcdal Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Caibo. Jan. 2, ISG4.
Memphis dates of the afternoon of the 29th,
say there Is a report that Forrest crossed tbe
Tennessee Itiver on Monday, with one of the
largest supply trains of the war, including
1,800 head of cattle, besides eveiy horse,
mule, and wagon he could find in the coun
try. . Paring the few weeks he was in West
Tennessee he was busily employed in getting
these supplies, and tbe results show well for
There are reports of Forrest having been
defeated by our forces at Summerville and
Middlcbnrg, bnt no particulars have been
Col. Hatch, who was so severely wounded
at the battle near Lagrange, arrived in Mem
phis on the 29th, and at present is stopping
at the officers' hospital, where he will re
main until he will have recovered a greater
degree of strength.’He is still confined to
his bed, bnt Is considered out of danger, and
will doubtless regain h!s health -in time by
proper care and attention.
A recent number of the Atlanta Appro! goes
Into glorification over the fact that Colonel
Hatch was killed in a skirmish at Chewalla.
They need not gloat over this morsel any
more, for he is worth any ten dead men still.
The following is a list of deaths in the va
rious Memphis Hospitals for the week end
ing 28th nit
B. Bowen, Co. A, 4th lowa cavalm E. G. bribe,
Co. G, cSd Illinois Infantir; E. C. Iflcts, corporal,
Co. I), 3141b Illinois Infantry; Edward Manar,
Co. E, 85th lowa Infantry; Jessie C. Inenany, Co.
E, 114 th Dlluofe Infantry; Wm. Mahue, Co. Q,
Uth U. 6, ictantrv; D. Loner, Co. Q, gist Ohio
infantry; G. H. llaoser, Co. D, 31st Iowa;
G. O. Healey. Co. E, 3d lowa cavalry; A, Wilson,
Co. £,C d Illinois: O.W.Blche. Co. E,lothlowi
cavalry; Wm. Orr, Co. E, 'l4th DUnols; G.,W.
Walker, Co. A, fith Ohio infantry; C. Mabnrom,
Co. G, £Oth Indiana infantry. Total number or
FROM ST. PAUL.
[Special Dispatch to tbe Chicago Tribune.]
Sr. Paul, Hina., Jan. 3.
Mr. Brydges,.manager of the Grand Trunk
Canadian Railroad, writes to a gentleman In
this city that he has just returned from En
gland, and that negotiations arc now In pro
gress with reference to the continuation of
the line of railway from St Paul northward
to Ft Gary, which will result in the actual
construction of that line of railway before
very long,.and that steps will immediately be
taken to continue the line across to the Pa
cific coast He says that he has no doubt
whatever that the line of telegraph will be
constructed from St Paul to Fo'rt Gory and
thence onward, connecting with the Russian
telegraph already partially constructed across
Siberia. • •
The reported arrival of the return supply
train from Foit Thompson at Fort Bldglcy
was incorrect.' They have gone into winter
quarters on the Missouri.
The Common Council have ascertained by
a canvass of the city that we have raised our
quota under the opining draft.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.!
Kxoktk, Jahuary 2,1884.
There was an extensive fire on the comer
of Third and Johnson streets to-day. Three
large frame buildings were destroyed. Loss
considerable. The river is closed and
arc crossing on the icc. It is the coldeft
weather known here in eight years.
New Tokk, • Jan, B.—Advices rccivcd from
Folly Island, per the Arago, state that our
guns at Cummlug’s Point opened bn Charles
ton on Christmas morning,.lasting from 1 to
3 o’clock. Several dree were kindled in the
city which burned a considerable amount of
property. The rebel batteries replied with
The United States gunboat Marblehead
wos fired into by a rebel battery in Stono
Inlet and two men killed and fire’wounded.
Assisted by the Pawnee she compelled tbe
rebels to leave their worics, and Gen. Gordon,
with a detachment of men, landed later in
the day and took possession of the works.
The guns were subsequently brought off by
Commander Balch, of the Pawnee. They are
two eight inch sea const howitzers. The reb
els hod one killed and five wounded.
Boston, Jan. B.—The duties on imports
received at the port of Boston for the year,
ending December, 1868, will amount to
$6,063,074. The nnmber of foreign arrivals
for the year amounts to 8,129, being 78 more
than that of the previous year.
The first anniversary of President Lincoln’s
Emancipation Proclamation was celebrated
here yesterday by a salute of 100 guns, and
by a public meeting in the Tremont Temple,
at which speeches were made by Messrs.
Kirk, A. A. Minor, and several colored
FBOM NEW OBLEANS.
New Yore, Jan. 3.—The steamer Even
ing Star, from New Orleans, with dates to
the 27th nit, and Havana to the 39th alt,
An expedition of three negro regiments,
and one white regiment, and a battery of ar
tillery, under command of Gen. UUnjan. had
gone from New Orleans to the mouth of the
Markets by Telegraph.
.[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
ilirwAtrm, Jan. 2,153 X
Oeact—EcccipU of wheat very-light. Market
opened with gcod demand for No. 1 Spring at
advancing to ft 17—doting very firm. Oats, 59#5*00.
Com ncchanccd. selling at 61c on track. Barley firm
at *1.15 for No. 2: *1.20 for No. 1.
RtoneiOire—lnactive. Heavy city meat pork.
I17.5C01B; Jlfht mesa. *16.50; prime mess. *ILU.
Hama and shoulder* advancing; Jong cot hams held
«i» H»10c; sweet p!cklod,»X(i9#c. Lard firm at 12c
for prime leaf.
DnzsazD Qooe-Bcecipta.6oo bead. Market I2#c
higher. Balce dividing on 200 &a. at *6.2597.25.
THE GREAT WEATHER VICIS
Its Extent and Rava
ges in theWsst.
The Appalling Snow Tempest of
Thnrsdaj, December 31.
HOW THE OLD TEAR DIED
AND THE NEW CAME IN.
Intense Cold—The Mer
. enry 30 Degrees
IN MISSOURI AND
THOUSANDS OF CATTLE
AND DOGS FROZEN
RAILROAD DETENTIONS AND
ADVERSITIES GREAT SCF
FERING AMONG PASSENGERS.
How Other Places were Visited—
Extent of the Storm.
LOSS GF LIFE AT ST. LOUIS,
EXPERIENCES AND STATE
MENTS OP PASSENGERS
Effects and Incidents of the
Storm in the City.
A Tremendous Visitation—T2zc
v Streets Resorted—The Rail
roads nil Blockaded—
Trains Snowed Up-
The Poor Sol
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Oaxoso, Wla., Jan. 3.
Wc have bad three days of the most severe
weather that ever swept over the Northwest-
The storm opened on Thursday with a cold,
driving snow. Friday morning the mercury
had fallen to the almost incredible degree of
thirty-eight Mow zero % Fahrenheit. On Satur
day morning it was thirty-sis below zero.
At this time (Sunday p. m.,) It Is eight below
zero. No trains have arrived at this station
on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway’
since Thursday noon, but will probably get
The only cosnalties we bear of is that of a
woman being frozen to death while driving a
team between Berlin and Koscndalc, Winne
bago county. There are many cases of fro
zen bands and feet and smaller members. On
Friday night the dwelling house of Wm.
Fowler, in tins city, took fire and was en
tirely destroyed. One child was badly fro
zen. Mr. Fowler and his wife wereabsent
[Special Dfcpateh to the'Chicaco Tribune.]
Hocktouo, XU., Jan. 8,1303.
The most severe storm since 1850 has been
raging here since ‘Wednesday, commencing
'with & heavy fall of snow about midnight.
It 'was quickly followed by a terrible wind,
the thermometer falling before morning to
thirty-three degrees below zero. The snow
and wind continued till-after dark, the snow
drifting badly, the thermometer varying but
little from thirty degrees below zero.
On Friday the wind blew a perfect gale all
day. It was Intensely cold, and it was Im
possible for man or beast to stop out bat a
few minutes at a time. It is reported that
one man was frozen to death, and several so
badly frost bitten in tbe extremities that they
will have to have feet and hands amputated.
Theflrst train since Thursday morning passed
here at 7p. m. last night The main ll&e of
tbe Galena road is now open from Freeport
to Gilbert’s Station, and will probably be
One lady passenger, while storm bonnd at
Bclviderc, was Attacked with dlptherla, and
died last night a few minutes after her arri
Business has been nearly suspended on ac
count of the roads being impassable and the
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.")
Dubuque, lotya, Jan. B,JS6L
No trains have come to or deported from
this city in any direction since Wednesday
evening. On Wednesday night the, wind
blew a gale, and piled the snow on the tracks
of the Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad,
Dubuque & Northwestern Railroad, and the
Illinois Central Railroad. On Thursday it
continued to blow with fhc thermometer at
10 degrees below zero, / •
All the regular trains started, but were
obliged to come hack, and here and at Dun
lellh they have remained. On. Friday the
thermometer stood at 80 degrees below zero
at 7 o’clock A. M., and was between 18 and
24 degrees below all day. At 9F.M. it stood
at 2C degrees below zero.
To-day the weather has been less cold—tbe
thermometer averaging 16 degrees below
zero. AH business is stagnated.. As yet wo
have heard of no loss of life, though a few
cases of extreme suffering occurred. West of
here the cold is said to have been more in
tense, and it will he miraculous if some per
sons have not died on the prairies.
[Special Dispatch to Chicago Tribesc.
PmaBUBO, Jeu. 3,1861.
New Year’s day came in with the coldest
weather experienced here for some time, and
aveiy high wind from Friday morning till
last night The river is frozen tight The
thermometer was at no time lower than four
below zero. There was a slight dash of snow
last night The thermometer to day at noon
stood at 13 above. The wind has abated.
FROM GREEN BAT#
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Gbecn Bat. Wlb., Jan. 3,1861—7 p. m.
Arrangements have been made to put anoth
er large party at work early to-morrow morn
ing, to finish the job of opening the road to
Appleton, which will probably be completed
and trains running before night—possibly by
noon. The thermometer has ranged daring
the day at about 12 degrees below zero.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Kankakee, ITL. Jan. 8,186 L
It commenced snowing late ou Wednesday
evening, and continued throughout Thurs
day and Friday forenoon, accompanied with
very high wind—the snow completely block
ing up the station, rendering it impossible
for trains to pass until this morning. The
weather Is intensely cold. There have been
no casualties as for os heard from. The ther
mometer stood on Friday morning 26 deg.
FROM ST. PAUL. ;
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
St. Paul. Jan. 3,186 L
The last three days have been the coldest
known here for years. The highest range of
the mercury' during that time has been 10 de
grebe below eero, and most of the time It was
between twenty and thirty beloyv. It was SO
degrees below zero at 9 o’clock this morn
ing, and 88 daring the night. The army reg
ister thermometer at Fort Snelllng, which is
CHICAGO, MONDAY, JANUARY 4,1864.
od a high bleak bluff, marked 50' belotezcm
yesterday. A register -which has been kept
since that fort was established in 1821, shows
that this degree of cold has been reached but
twice during that time.
Several fatal cases* of freezing have occur
red, and any quantity of nips.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Quinot, HJ., Jan. 8,1861.
The snow fell last night to the depth of'
three or four Inches. It has been snowing*
oil day. The thermometer is fifteen deg.
above zero. Passenger trains leave on Mon
day on time, both on the Chicago, Burling
ton tfe Qnlncy and the Great Western rail
roads. The latter road is now open *to the
State line. The Hannibal & St. Joseph Rail
road is still blockaded.
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]
Cincinnati, Jan, 8, ISM.
The thermometer fell in six hours, on Mon
day night from forty-nine above to twelve
below zero. It was intensely cold on Friday,'
Saturday moderate, and this'evening the
mercury is 20 deg. above zero. It has been
snowing slightly this afternoon, bat the
Indications now ore that It will rain
by to-morrow. There •. , .has been
no snow to impede railroads, but the Intense
cold rendered operations impracticable and
business is as good as suspended. Trains
that attempted to ran encountered broken
rails, and several accidents occurred on tho
Dayton and Michigan road. On Saturday
three cars of the train due here at eleven
o’clock were all 'thrown off near
Dayton and rolled over the embankment
The passengers are all more or less injured,
bat none killed. Trains were thrown off on
other roads, but with no damage. Mails from
the cast due here last night have not arrived.
All connections failed at Columbus. Trains
that were dne there yesterday had not arrived
at four o’clock this morning, and trains that
left Coiambus at that hour did nobgetiahere
till this afternoon. ;
The St Louis and Chicago, malls all failed.
The indications to-night arc that trains will
be able to make time to-morrow from Pitts
The Allegheny and Monongahcla Rivers
are both closed by ice. The Ohio Is fall .of
floating ice. Much of the coal that left on
the late rise is in danger of being lost*
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Caxbo, Jan. 3, 18 M.
Everything is .frozen up hero. The tele
graph has been so for several days. The Illi
nois Central Railroad has not brought ns a
mull or express since Thursday night, be
cause the engineers arc on a strike. The
thermometer stood early yesterday at 14 deg
The Mississippi is frozen perfectly solid to
its junction with the Ohio, and Bird’s Point
Is accessible only to pedestrians. Skating is
excellent on the Mississippi.
There is nothing later from Gen. Smith.
The War Eagle lays three miles beyond
The cold weather is not unfavorable io tho
celerity of movement.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
The cold came In with the New Year.
During the past forty-eight hours the ther
mometer has ranged from six to twelve de
grees below zero. One of the most bitter
northwest winds ever known in this locality
prevailed all day yesterday, and last night
several cases of death* from freezing are re
ported. The trains have been generally be
bihd in consequence of the freezing np of
tho locomotives. Manufacturers were una
ble to commence operations before noon to
day ; in short, everything capable has been
thoroughly congealed. Thgre has been no
enow, and to-night the weather is much more
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago
Milwaukee, Jan. 2,156Y
The weather for the past forty-eight honu\
has been perfectly diabolical, and business i?/
in consequence almost suspended. The
thermometer has ranged from thirty to thir
ty-five degrees degrees below zero, with a
driving wind most terrible to encounter.
Frozen cars, noses and feet are innumerable,
and many persons were yesterday picked np
Insensible on the streets. Earsand fcctwerc
frozen while going but a few blocks. Many
employes of the railroads were badly frozen
and crippled for life. No trains bavearrived
or departed yet in any direction. In fact, we
arc completely frozen In, and must wait pa
tiently for deliverance, though there Is little
abatement as yet.
[Special Dispatch to tho Chicago Tribune.]*
SnuKcnriD, 111., Jon. 2,186*.
All railroad communication is suspended
with no prospect of being resumed for
several days. No-trains have arrived hero
since Thursday. Wc are completely snowed
in. Tho weather is bitter cold. Several
toldiers have frozen to death at Camp Yates.
It Is reported that the Hospital is in a very
bad condition. The stage driver on the route
between here and Virginia was found dead on
his box to-day. Supposed to have “frozen to
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Dixon, DK, Jan. 9—lop, m.
The storm has been raging furiously for
the past three-days. Several have been frost
bitten, but we have heard of no lives lost in
this vicinity. The railroads are badly block
ed up. There have been no trains on the
Illinois Central road for tbe past three days,
and there will be none before Tuesday. We
arc suffering with intense cold, the thermo
meter standing at SO degrees below zero. •
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
The weather is excessively cold, the mer
cury ranging from twenty-five to thirty-three
degrees below zero. The gale subsided on
Friday night, leaving the railroad blocked
terribly. No trains have reached here since
Wednesday evening, and the prospect is
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Dec. Slst it rained all day. At night the
wind rose, and at 13 o’clock it began to freeze.
At daylight on New Year’s it was intensely
cold and windy. It has continued so without
change since. The thermometer stood at
eight degrees below zero this morning, at 7
o'clock. Trains arejsehind time but no ac
cident has occurred. There are no reliable
reports of the loss of life, though many ore
badly frozen, and there is much suffering.
FKOM FOKT WAVSE.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Font Wayne, Jan. 2,156 L
The tbemometcr on the let was 28 degrees
below zero, with heavy wind and snow.
Two men were frozen to death. The Pitts
burgh and Fort Wayne Railroad is not yet
open to Chicago hut all goes on. right east
ward. The Toledo and Wabash road is
slightly interrupted. No .mails for three
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
Madison, Wls., Jah. 2, 1861.
A terrible storm of wind and snow set in
hercjwcdncsday night, lasting all day Thurs
day—completely blockading the railroads.
1.-vmany places on the Milwaukee & Prairie
du Chicu Railroad the drifts were from
twelve to fourteen feet deep, and packed In
so hard that it required to be shoveled out
before trains could pass. Thepassengertroln
which left here Thursday afternoon for
Prairie.du Chlen got buried in a drift at
Avene, and was not got out until this even
ing. Two engines belonging to the train
were badly damaged. Trains on the east end
were also aU blockaded, none getting through
eincc Wednesdoy. Consequently we arewith
out our usuals moils since Wednesday. The
cold yesterday and to-day has been intense,
the thermometer standing, yesterday morn
ing at? o’clock, at 8-4 degrees.below zero.
This morning it is reported :ot 89
degrees, and at the Harvey Hospital
the mercury congealed. The oldest
settlers say it Is the coldest weather they
ever experienced in this State. There was a
great deal of suffering at femp Randall and
' Harvey Hospital yesterday, and last night
their supply of wood was exhausted,. and a
laige£nnmher of soldiers-were badly frozen;
It is reported that one soldier, who was put
in irons for some misdemeanor, was frozen to
death. I can trace the rumor to no reliable
source, however, and think it is unfounded.
. The State officers arc to be sworn in by
Chief Justice Dixon. The Asscmby cham-
ber, in the evening, will bo thrown spen, and
Governor Lewis and his brother officers will
bo present to receive their friends,
FROM MICHIGAN CITY.
The snow storm commenced here on
Thursday morning the 31st ult, the flakes
falling lightly but steadily until about 1 P.
M., when a tremendnous gale from the North
set in. This lasted nearly all Thursday
night, raging furiously and drifting the
snow until the railrqads. were completely
blockaded. We have heard more than one
ancient inhabitant say it was the severest
storm ever witnessed in these parts. .The
business of the railroads from here ore com
pletely suspended with the exception of re
lief trains which have been using all possi
ble means to clear the track between here
and Chicago, and to extract the trains which
were caught In the storm. .We have had no
trains from Chlcago-or Lafayette since the
evening express of Thursday night.
Mr. Marten, GovemmentAgent of the L.
M. &C.R.R, with the Road Master, started
with an engino from here at 9 A. M. yester
day, and at noon to-day were reported
Brookstown, to which place Mr. Marten had
come on foot, having left his engine snowed
in some miles back, which could not be ex
tricated without help. . . *
The mercury this morning stood at. twon-.
ty-fonr degrees below zero, and has *nnged
from six to ten below all day.
Wo have heard of no loss of life, bat quite
a number have been badly frost bitten.
The severest storm ever known in tais re
gion, has visited us. The thermometer on
Friday was twenty degrees below zero. Snow
has fallen to the depth of eight or ten inches,
and the wind having blown a gale, It has
badly drifted. Trains of the Michigan Cen
tral Railroad have not attempted to nmVcst
of Kalamazoo. Every exertion, however,
has been made to get the road open, and com
mencing to morrow, Sunday, trains will run
regularly. Passengers who left Detroit on
Friday and Saturday, ore in comfortable quar
ters at Kalamazoo, and will *esnme their
journey on Sunday morning. All trains that
have left Chicago have reached Detroit safely.
The Canada railroads are not atollobstructcd,
and trains are running regularly.
The cold snap is the severest known here
in twenty years. In the suburbs, the ther
mometer, yesterday morning, stood twenty
five degrees below zero; in town," from eigh
teen to twenty. To-day it is five degrees
abo.vc zero. The river is bridged by ice, and
malls were brought over by horse and wogon,
on the Ice,-lost night. All the railroad trains
were suspended on account of tho snow, and
on the North Missouri Railroad 10,000 hogs
have frozen to death, and on immense num
ber of cattle have frozen along all the rail
roads. In the city, several persons have died
from a similar cause, and the suffering of the
poor reported to the authorities surpasses be
lief. There are over half a dozen steamboats
in a very dangerous position for a breaking
np of the icc, and a serious loss of steamboat
property is feared.
Cleveland, Jan. 2,1551.
Buffalo, N. T., Jon. 2.—A very severe
snow storm has been raging hero since
Thursday night, the wind blowing a gale
from the West. The water in the lower part
of the city is the highest that bos been known
Two hundred feet of the Niagara Falls
Road, near this city, has been washed away.
No cars have left tho depot here since
Thursday. Trains, however, arc running
from Black Rock to Suspension Bridge.
Easiness in the city is almost entirely .sus
The worst of the storm is now over,
although it is still snowing this evening. -
The weather Is intensely cold, the ther
mometer at midnight on the 81st of Decem
ber stood at 42 above zero. Last evening it
was five degfecs below zero, and this morn
ing at 0 o’clock it was nine degrees below.
Telegraphic communication with the West
Evans’ bridge, in the lower port of the
city, has been carried aitay. *
Louisville, Jan, 2.—-Thursday the barome
ter at noon stood at 29:63. Soon afterwards
it commenced rapidly lolling, reaching 33:85
storm from the N.W. On Thnrsdaj night at
10 o’clock the barometer, rising, bad reached
29:10, and Saturday night at 6 o’clock, 29:05.
The thermometer at Thursday noon stood at.
47 degrees above zero, falling between that
and 10 o’clock p. m. to 1 degree above zero.
Friday morning at 0 o’clock a. m. the mer
cury was at 19j< degrees below zero, and con
tinued below zero all day. Saturday, more
moderate. At 11 a. m., 8 degrees above, and
seme boar in tho evening, 14 degrees above
zero. Nothing like this was ever known in
The Journal's statement this moiuiug re
specting the freezing of five Confederate
prisoners at Jeffersonville'is entirely incor
rect. The prisoners were well cared for, and
neither death nor suffering occurred among
[The following account of the scenes on
the line of the Michigan Central, written by
one of the passengers, Mr. C. D. Bragdon,
will be read with interest—Eds. Tribune.]
Editors Chicago Tribune:
You ask me to detail my observations and
experience as a passenger on one of the trains
blocked by tbe terrible storm of lost Thurs
day and Friday.
• Ido so, tbe more cheerfully because I de
sire, in the absence of any formal expression
on the part of tbe passengers on the Michi
gan Central train, to bear willing witness to
their appreciation of the efforts of all those
who ministered in any degree to their com
fort or relief. I shall detail os concisely
as possible what came under my own obser
vation, together • with such rumorq as I
Galena, Jan. 9, JB6L
Wc left. Detroit at about the usual time on
Thursday morning, receiving the passengers
from the night express on the Great Western
Railway. It was snowing slight as we left
the depot at Detroit. At Marshall, where
we stopped to dine at 3 o’clock, I asked Con
ductor Carter If we were behind time? “A
little,” he replied, “ but we shall moke it
About six o’clock we stopped at Niles
for tea. The storm was increasing
in violence and in the volume of
snow falling, passengers began to
prophesy that the train would not reach
Chicago before twelve o’clock. The engine
started the train with difficulty. At one or
two of the stations tbe passengers ■ and sta
tion-bangers-on were obliged to posh it along.
The wind was fast becoming a gale. It
whistled and shrieked os it rushed across our
path, and men looked out and
and the women gathered near the fires in the
the centre of the cars, shivering./ It was
plain that the passengers were preparing for
disappointment It was the New Year’s eve
—friends were waiting expectant, calls were
to be made; callers were to be received,
presents were to be given, and tbe safety of
the souvenirs was carefully looked after by
those who had remembered their friends in
tbeir absence. The engine labored through
the storm with its four orfive cars of passen
gers. We were approaching New Bofihlo
when a sudden shriek from the engine sig
nalled “ down with the brakes.” The tram
stopped, and those of us who ventured out
saw the ominous and imperative red light In
the path. It was told us at first that a weight
train was off the track. Later we learned’
that it was blocked up with snow, and we
could neither move backward or forward;
that a messenger had been sect to New Buf
falo for an engine to haul us back there. Two
hours we waited for the removal -of the.
freight train. At Michigan City a second en
gine was attached to the train. Onrprogress •
was slow. At what time wc reached Cala
' met Station Ido not know. I have a recol
lection of hearing “ the' compliments of the
season” exchanged among the passengers
some lime before It was announced that we
could proceed no further, and that one of the
engines had been, dispatched to Chicago for.
, help. We were: near the crossing of the
Michigan Southern Railroad. Why “did we
leave Calumet if we could not go on? was
asked. Conductor Carter replied that ho
thought it would not be very difficult to get
.through when he left Calumet; but he had
decided it to be safer to send an engine on
while it had wood and water, inasmuch as he
found that he could not get. through without
' And wc waited and shivered. The cars
Were furnished with Rattan's Patent Ventil
ators, and a single stove to' each cor By
Ecmc sort of an arrangement these stoves
did not heat the atmosphere directly.- It was
as difficult to keep worm four feet from the
stove os it was twenty-fourfeet, nearly. The
wood provided was wet or green, or both,
Columbus, 0., Jan. 2, 1861.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago- Tribune.}
Michigan City, Jan. 2, ISM—II:2-p, nr.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
- FROTH ST. LOUIS.
[Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.]
•St. Louis, Jan. 2, 1361.
Statement or Charles D. Bragdon.
and passengers in the second car in which I
happened to be had rode la a semi-shiver
two-thirds of the night Exposed to the
shrieking and penetrating wind, laden with
frost, which swept, across the low level
prairie, .the condition of tho,passengers Iff
these cars became exceedingly uncomforta
ble. The shiver became pain- in the feet,
and a chill and shudder, os the' night waned
and no relief engines came, and the fuel was
The fences were thought of, and-a saw aid
ed in putting boards in'a shape to-'feed the
stoves which yielded no return of comfort.
The flames roared up the pipe as they ate np
the dry pine* and smoke was discovered about
the root of the car, and smoke issued' from
the floor beneath the stove. What If the
cars should burn ? What if these women
and children ore turned out into this storm
on this bleak [prairie ? Is it not better to
suffer a little more cold here than perish* for
want of shelter on- this prairie?* These
were the questions suggested by this
Are alarm,. And the reply came
promptly, “We must be careful; If
one car gets burning we cannot save the
train.” One cor did burn so as to render it
untenable.'. The fire was put oat, .and th<r
passengers abandoned it because it was not*
safe to kindle another in it. And so the -
hours passed. The cold grew colder; the
wind howled and shrieked like mad; the
snow filled the air, and the frost drove in
through every crevice, piercing to the quick
women and children, like sharp needles.
Those who had lunch' baskets that were not
empty carefully distributed of their stores
.among the little ones; and the wannest nooks
were given to nursing mothers and their in
fants. The men found passtime in alterna
-1 lug between the fence and the baggage car,
and between the latter and the sever?.! stoves.
They found comfort alone in the most'vigor
ous exercise, and in the hope to bear the
shriek of rescuing engines. What had be
come of that engine sent for aid? Had it got
through? • Who went with it? Sargent
would not let us suffer there long—he wasn’t
that sort 'of a man. If the en
ene had not gob through, he must
low that we had passed Cammefc. And
thns the chances'were discussed. And each
moment the cars grew more uncomfortable,
and the suffering of passengers increased.—
The day bad dawned—hours bad passed since
day-light, and yet no signs of heip. “When
are we going to get to the city Mr. Conduc
tor ?” asked a woman with tears in her eyes.
“I don’t know Madam” replied Carter, “but
if I could draw you there myself, I would do
it.” AndweaUfclt that be spokewhathc
felt; for no man coald. have been more untir
ing than he was in his efforts to render his
passengers comfortable and safe. He feared
the fire from the stoves; and with snob aid
as he could muster, -had visited a railway
building some'distance away, forced it open
and was seeking how he might best render it
tenable, when a Michigan Sogthem train,'
drawn by three engines came in sight This
train was signalled, stopped, and arrange
ments were, made for the transfer of the
chilled passengers from the Central train to
it. A distance of three ‘hundred yards more
or less, was to be traversed. The snow was
deeply drifted. The snow and frost laden
wind was sweeping the path like a storm of
grape. But it was announced that the pas
sengers would bo taken to the city if they
vtonld instantly make an effort to reach the
Southern train. Haste was necessary in or
der that the engines might not freeze np be
fore we could gut started. “Don’t a man of
yon start without taking a woman or a child
with yon,” shouted Carter. “Wrap up, wrap
up close,’’shouted Butterfield,who In his anxi
ety for others forgot himself and froze his
face, nose and cars—and women and children
undertook the terrible passage. Cold as It
was in the car, those who had not had occa
sion to expose themselves to the storm pre
viously, knew little of the ordeal through
which they must pass In order to reach the
other train. Strongmen fell by the way
frail women dropped down unable to step,
and were caught up in the strong arms of
men and hurried to the cars Insensible. Chil
dren, half-clad,' were rescued • half-frozen.
Few who attempted the journey escaped
being frost-bitten. White noses, ears, faces,
and hands marked most of the Central pas
sengers and many of the Southern ones, who
hadnobly rendered aid in the transfer. The
scene In those cars,, os the frozen passengers
were helped In, beggars description. Men
with frozen features rushed out for snow
with which to extract the frost from the feet
and hands, and faces of the women and chil
dren, forgetting their own condition.until
made conscious of it by the painful tingling
which follows neglect In such cases. Chil
dren crying, women moaning and
fainting, men shouting and rushing
hither and thither, with snow and liquors,
the rush of cold air. through the open doors,
the signal shrieks of the engine, the anxious
inquiries of friends for friends, of mothers
for children, of Children for their mothers,
combined to make an impression that will
render the first day of the new year 18&4 ever
memorable to those who were present. Two
or three sick and wounded soldiers and one
or two women were left on the Michigan
Central train, with two or three train hands
toprovlde for their comfort. One woman
had given hen eldest child, a girl of two and
a half years, into the hands of a strong man
to carry!. He had deposited the child safely
in the train. The* mother attempted to fol
low with a babe of four months folded to her
breast. She found she could not endure it
aud returned whence she came. And so
mother and child were separated. The latter
suffered less than the mother probably, for
•wrapped in a heavy shawl she soon fell
asleep, and woke to be carefully fed and
nursed during the succcdlng night by Mrs.
G. of this city. The Michigan Southern train
drawn by the three engines, started with the
added freight for the city. Few of ns dream
ed that there would bo serious detention
further. Hope of seeing home and friends
and reaching comfortable quarters, revived
the fainting and animated aIL But scarcely
three miles had been passed before the train
suddenly stopped, what is the matter?
“Here are two Rock Island engines frozen
np,” was the reply. In a few minutes word
came back from the baggage car that the en
gineer had said that seventy Jive engines could
not draw that train through to.Chicago—it
was so badly drifted. Another vigilant
person announced that the three engines had
been detached from the train and gone on to
the city to break the road and get four more
to help draw the train In. "Hope of help and
[Concluded on Fourtli Jbgc.}
CT. GEORGE.—The next regular
meeting of tbo Association will be held at Wit.
kcwtkr Hall, 00 MONDAY EVENING, Jan. 1 th, IS6».
Jei-l&Mt JAMES JOHN, Use. bee.
''THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL
JL mectlmr of the Ladles J.ojal League, on MON
DAY AFT AENOON, at 3 o’clock', at rheTonagMm'd
Christian Association Booms. v> ill ail the members
try and be present, as business of great Importance
romes before tbe board?
Jq£-tlCoo2t By obdeb or Tire Secbstabt.
rpHE COPARTNERSHIP HERE
.ft. TOFOUE existing between A. W. FUU aud
J. Wode.underthe arm of
_ A. W. FISH & CO„
Is htreby dissolved by mutual consent.
Chicago, Dec. 30, 1963. de3MiC63:net
Teie undersigned will
continue the Corarals’ion Business, under the
arm name of J. WADE & CO. at - .
IT WELLS STBEET.
Office No. C and 7, over Stnrges’ Bifnk. .
ceSMJWStnct J. WADE.
FIRST CONGREGATION AL
Comer of Washington and Green Streets#
S 33 .A. T S
In this Church trill he rented for one rear, this (MON
DAY) Evening o’clock. Jat-tSSMt
rjIHE PEWS IN THE
NEW E.XGUND COSGBEfIATIOm CHURCH,
Corner of Indiana and Woleottsts.,
Will be rented for tbe ensuing year.
This (MONDAX) Evening, Jon. 4th,
AT 7K O’CLOCK.
Important to Insurers,
TBE FUSE AT NEVADA.
Messrs. H. Mackle ft Co., Agents Phoenix Insurance
Company at Hartford—Gentleman: The undersigned
holders of policies In the Fboentx Insurance Com
pany of Hartford, Conn, hereby tender their thanks
through yon to said company for prompt jayment
and honorable adjustment of their losses by the great
Are ol NovemberStb, 180
The Phoenix was the first company represented
here, and has la every respect nUfllled the Indemnity
tt promised, and is, by oar experience, a safe, prompt
paying and honorable company.
THOMAS P. HAWLEY,
Trustee of Oaitomah Lodge, N0.15,1.0.0.F.
THBNER ft JOHNSTON,
,NxVaba, Cal., Nov. 13th, 1863. d<S7-t2»-stnat
H"orses and mules
WANTED. . _ .
Wc arc now paying the highest market price Is
greenbacks for Artillery and Cavalry Horses; aUo,
for good Moles three years old. Apply at onr Stables,
opposite Ulllch’s Hotel, corner of- Stateland Twenty
sccondrtrects. DERBY ft WALLACE.
Helmbold’s Extract Buchu.
Tonic, Dinrellc. Blood Purifying and Invigorating.
Enfeebled and delicate persons or both sexes nselt.
Fold by LORD ft SMITH, 23 Lake street.
PnMlc notice is hereby clren that the uadcr
cjpci d. Win. M. Hoyt, baa this day admitted UK.
DANIEL SIIEBMAN, isle of Shsw A Sherman, as s
•partner to hi* bnsinoss, aador the firm, namu and
styb or wu. m, norr k co.
rhlcaco, January tat, 13E4. W|f. M. HO7T.
JaS-WT-lW D. SUBttMAH.
U. S. 5-30’ s .
We shall continue until farther advices from the
Treasury Department, to receive subscriptions AT
PA K for the
United States 5-20 Tear Six
Per Cent Bonds,
Bo fir Prticlpal and Interest Payable la €«H»
INTEREST WILL COMMENCE ON - DAT OF BUB
SCXPTJON AND RECEIPT OF MONET.
BondAdcllvcrcdatoor office,, or on the line of the
Americns-or United States Express Companies, wlthlc
ten toflftecn days from the date of subscription, free of
all expense. Partiea can send currency in amonntr
of |COo and upwards, free of charge, by marking pack*
ages ** S. C_ r. W, and K.”
Treasury Notes or Now York Exchange received at
psr. AIso.U. 9- Depository Certificates, payable to
the order of JAJT COOKE, Sab-Agent.
The dbusl Commission allowed to banks and bank*
era. Also those wishing Bonds to establish National
Banks, In wblch-caae subscribers wfij’pay their own
•rpresa charges.*- We have a supply of Instruction*
for establishing national Banka for those who wish
■PEESTOIT, WILLAED &-KEAE,
Bankers and Agenta for Five-Twonty Loan, corner 01
Clark and South Water streets-.
BURLEY & TYRRELL,
48 IABE STHE3T,
OFJEE THEIS- TJ3TJA.L
Silver Plated Goods,
ADAPTED TO THE SEASON.
The only Exclusively Bedding House
in the City.
mW & GILBERT,
235 • . LIKE STBEET . . 235
Manufacturers and Wholesale and Retail Dealers
In Bedding of Every Description.
AIL WOOL BLANKETS,
PRIME LITE GEESE FEATHERS.
We bave also a large stock of Upholster’s Goods.
TOW* OF AIL GRADES.
' Long and Short Hair, Dusks, Springs, Twines, Bed
Lace, etc., etc. Those baying bedding will find it to
their interest to give us a call before purcbaali g else
Cotton and Flax Batting at Whole
sale, mattresses made over.
DURHAM « GILBERT,
. 235 Lake Street, Chicago.
Post Office Box 2390. de2o-*9TO-7^net
J. F. GRIFFIN,
Nog. 43 &’ 45 Franklin street,
JTas deposited with A. 11. Miller, the well-known
.lewelerlst. comer Clark and Labe street, two of the
handsomest Railroad Conductors’ Lamps that haq
been made in the Western country. Also, a Silver
CALL AND EXAMINE.
Railroad Lamps of all kinds made to order at short
notice. Ja3-tl ( 3-stnet
SHEET IEOH - ,
VANDEBTOODT, DICKERSON & €O.
199 & 201 Randolph Street.
After the 4th oi January, ISBJ, we shall occupy the
No. 22 Lake street,
OYER S. L. BARRETT & CO’S,
Until the completion of onr New Store, now being
erected on the corner of Lake and Michigan avenas.
and oiler our goods at manufacturers’ prices.
C. M. HENDERSOCi & GO.,
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers In
BOOTS d$ SHOES.
J. T. McLaughlin & Co.,
216 Kinzie Street, Chicago.
KIP AND CALF, All Oak.
FAIR BRIDLE, j
Also, all kinds of PATENT LEATHER, as hereto
fore always on hand from their fretory In Pittsburg
PETERSON & PATTERSON
86 Washington 6t«,
Dealers in Cornelias & Baker’s
G A B FIXTURES,
. SHADES, DROP LIGHTS, ETC.
Wrought Iron Pipes, Fittings, Valves and Cocks for
STEAM, WATER ASD GAS*
111 OS' AND BRASS CISTERS ATD FORCE
FLi'MBEBS 1 MATEKULS
And Brass Work of all kinds.
THE TRADE SCPPLIED with every article In
the line. Gas and Steam Fitting. Jobbing promptly
attended to. • deSHSUMt-trocASiMiet
Omen Assistant Provost ifansnat,)
SPBmQFI*M>,IIIInoU,DfIC. 36,1663. V
To Capt. Wuxi a* Jaxxs, Provost Marshal First
District, Chicago, Illinois;
Advanced bounties win be paid to Becmlta until
January Fifth (S),ISM, Inclusive. After that day,
only One Hundred (ICO) Dollars wtil be paid to each
JAMES OAKES, t'zcr. Cot.
dec27-1267-loc-net ithU.B.Caw. A. A.P. M.G..IU.
HERRING’S PATENT CHAM
FIRE PROOF SAFES.
EUBGLAB PROOF SAFES,
HERRING AND FLOYD’S
PATENT CBFSTALIZED IRON.
de7»rt67-15t»nwamet 40 STATE Sr* Chicago.
The Grand Trunk
GIVE GOOD DISPATCH TO
FREIGHT FOR BOSTON.
Mark freight via Grand Trunk Junction. Secure
contracts at the G. T. R. office. 56 Dearborn street.
Cllcago. • tL T. WEBSTER,
deBMSSP-jtnet Western General Agent.
JJAYE TOU SEEN
AT GALE BROTHERS,
Dealers In Parian and Fancy Good#,
dec3-U73-lw-net 2(0 Randolph street.
/ARIENTAL POWDER - CO.
V_/ Offer fbr sals a superior quality of
From' Side size to Coarae Ducking. Sportamaa art
offered the celebrated Diamond Crain Powder.
O.NZWHALL. J»~ Agent,
* Kcto ahhnrflsentenia.
Proposals fob fee sir
Orncx op CoionssAXT or Scusranfc*, f
rmc'oo. 111.. J-id. uj, iBBi. v
Scaled Proposals (In duplicate) will ba received hr
(be cndrralgned until 3 o'clock p. m. on Tharad iy,
the I'lb icstAßt, iFW. for supplying fresh bread tj the
troops nod prisoner*at the following nomad placet:
Rock zaAnd, Illinois,
And si ell Camps, Posts. Depots, end HojplUU in tho
vicinity of the above named places.
Ibe contract will commence January 3Pth, IKI, or
as soon thereafter as the undersigned may direct. a:vl
be in force for three months or such shorter perto i u
the Com mf uary General may direct.
The Bread must be of the drat quality and delivered
each day In snch quantities as maybe required for the
c.** of ire troop*, m the Commissary may direst.
Proposals mast be accompanied 01 a gnarantco as
“ We. the undersigned, herebyguarantee In even the
foregoing bid of—.• be accepted It shall bed-dr
Inlsdcd according to its tfte purport and condition-*,
also tbsta written contract shall be executed with
6cn*.a in the sum of |!O.OCO,
tßame of Guarantor*)
*r T a s!* Cached a certificate signed by tho
-District Judge or D. S. District Attorney Inform
asfo3ow#r • *
•* I hereby certify that the above named —. are
Known to me aa men of property and are good «<»t
The Bread must he baked in leaves of twentr-lwo
ounces each.full wait, sad be baked from good floors
Samples of Bread dlstlnerty labelled mast be dellvcr
edwlihthcproT>('sals,and referred to therein. A’a*.
samples of a our (mm wblcff the Bread la to ba bakes
mast bo delivered in nest boxes of card board or tin,
folly labelled, and not in paper parcels. All bidder*
me#: give their names la tall, and also state thoir
pieces of real tierce and business.- Each bid mast have
a primed copy of this advertisement attached to it.
Payments to be made In snch funds aa may be furnish
ed by the United States.
The undersigned reserves the right to reject any or
all blue. Bidders must be present at the opening of
Separate bids will Mreceived fbreaah of the above
named places, or one bid may Include*all of them.
Proposal* most be in duplicate, enclosed In an en
velope addressed to th«r undersigned, and endorsed
■* Proposals for Fresh Blind," M. V. SMALL,
lannsCC-nt. Lt. ColonciandC. S
O7ocxorCoiuna£C3TO7 97B8i8T7jrrK. ;
cmcajro, DL, Jan. '.th. ISJL f
SEALED PROPOSALS liar duplicate). will be re
ceived by the undersigned until 13 o’clock, M. o*
Monday, the nth Inst., for supplying for the use of
the United Slates Army Subsistence Stores, to be de
livered in Chicago aa follows, vik:.
SCO Barrels first quality Pobk, Mesa or Prime Mesa,
of the sacks of 13e$-l,m tall hooped oak or ash bap.
eels, with iron jncaur-hoc ps. meat to be free from
rust or stain, tall welsbt and thoroughly tailed. Bid
ders win state when their porn was packed and the
brands, if known, also the kind of barrels.
ICO Barrels ExtraMessßxxy. in tall hooped oak bar
rels with two iron hoops; Bidders will state the"
brands and exhibit samples when practicable.
The pork and beef to be received at such inspection
yards as shall be designated bv the undersigned.
Proposers who are not able to dallver their pork at
tho dates menUi-ned below may state the time when
they can deliver i*.
T.s.CCO Pounds flmqoallty thoroughly smoked Bacon
S.CWJ Pounds of tint quality thoroughly cared smok
Proposer* will slate whether tbejr barn* ire pickle*
cured, or dry salted. "*
sP.rcu Pounds dm quality canvassed cut Cared
The Hams will be paid for by tbelr nek weight* ex
cludlngpaper.wrapperandbagging. The Baton and
Dams to be delivered la bolt for Inspection sod pack
ing at inch points In the city of Chisago as pnav ha
designated. Bacon, hams and shoulders mast bj
cured and smoked daring the winter of 1563 and 1981.
1.000 Barrels best quality Flour, of the brands
known as “Doable bxtrs Spring Wheat Floor.'*
“Choice Fair* Spring Wheat Floor.** The bran da
and place of mannfactcro to be stated In the bids and
whether In round or Uat hoop barrels. ThebarteU
to bo full head lined.
2.ooobarrels first quality kiln dried Cow
barrels to be full bead lined.
750 bushels heat Quality small white Bx.ura; sixty
pounds to the bushel, in barrels tall head lined.
tsobushels ofbest quality Pets: sixty pounds t>
the bushel. In barrels full head Unci.
100 bushels of best qualltv Split P»ab : sixty pound*
to the bushel. To be packed In satiable barrets or
half-barrels; which to be slated. ■
05,000 pound*of best quality iac*,pnt np In clean
good stout oak barrels.
5 10.CC0 pounds best quality co&rso Hoatnrr, pat ap In
j.nrrels mil head lined.
iP.ttO pounds best quality kiln dried Obits.put In
barrels Tull bead lined.
2.CCO pounds carefully selected Tba, In originalpack
npcs.KGrern.K Soucboug, }f Oolong; packages to
be well strapped and In penect order; cargo and
chop-marks to be stated on the proposals. Eachsan
pie must be marked In foil with the name of the par*
tv offering, the cargo and coop-mark, price and qual
40,00 pounds best quality prime do Coftbb, pat op
In double sacks.
50.C00 pounds first quality Pilot BnuD.to be pack
ed In boxes of 50 lbs breed in each box; boxes to be
seasoned stuff: bottom and top of single pieces, or if
two pices, to be tongned and groved together.'
75.1C0 pounds of dry light yellow Coxy** Strain,
or choice dry raw Scozß; barrels to be newand of
best In use for the purpose, and to bo tall bead
5,Ct u pounds best quality crashed Warn SCOar In
barrels to be fallhead lined.
2.CCO gallons of the best quality of pore Varxatß,
made only from elder or whisky, free from oil for
eign acids and Ininnonssubstanees, and cf a uniform
strength—the whisky nuegartaking thlrty-flyograin*
bi-carbonate cf potash to centralize one onnec troy;
the cldervinegsr as near the som* strength as may be;
to be put on in barrels or half barrels of 22 gallon*’
capacity- Each proposal mast state distinctly t‘io
kind and quality of Tlaegar offered, and the kind of
2-SCO pounds best quality of Asascabtot Catdl**.
to be la ounces to too poanc—one half sixes, the re
20 Cfo pounds good bard Soap, tnbe made only.'Tom
good materials, free from clay, soluble glass or other
niin’iciatlim: to bavono unpleasant odor, to contda
nctmcroibantweniv.flvepercenkofwater, and to
be well dried before being packed.
19.W0 pounds of good clean, dry, flue Salt, in
sirens, tight, well coopered barrels.
SCO pounds rxppzß (black.) Bidders will please
state the variety of Pepper, as Sumatra. Singapore,
Penang, etc., famishing samples.and also state the
- price perponndat which they will have It -ground,
put up In four ounce papers, and packed In boxes
containing twenty-five pounds.
I.ICO gallons good MoLAsexs, In bazrels or- half
barrels, and at least four Iron hoops.
I.COO gallons good common WnzsKT, to be full first •
proof. Barrels to be of good seasoned white
staves and beads, to bare twelve wood and four
strong Iron hoops, beads and iron hoops painted.
4Wgallons of superior Bouebojt Woisst. .Barrels
to he of good seasoned white oak staves and heads,
to have twelve wood and four strong Iron hoops,
beads and Iron hoops painted.
2.3C0 pounds drat quality Dbibd Applbs, in strong,
tight barrels, tall head-llned.
ijCWO gallons mixed Pzcklxs, put up In ten gallon
kega, each keg to contain six galkna medium sized
cucumbers, two'gallons green peppora,aod two gal
AH the above articles to be delivered in thro*
equal Instalments on the 20U»,23th and 3Qib of Janu
Potatoes—Such quantities as may ho required du
ring the month* of January and February.r*\xty
rounds to the bushel. In good ordinary, well coop
ered barrel?, head lined.
Oxiohs—Such quentltles as may be required da
ring the months of January and February, sixty
pounds to the bushel, in good ordinary- well comp
ered herrete, head lined. • -
Separate proposals In duplicate,must bomadi *>r
each article enumerated, and bidders may propm
fo? the whole or any pan of each.
Sample* of all the articles except the meat,mu**, bv
delivered with the oropo*als and referred to thwein-
Samples of Flonr.Corn Meal. Peas/Blce.Teas,
Salt. Pepper, and Dried Apptes, mast b& in neat
boxes ot card board or tin, tally taballed, and not la.
A printed copv of this advertisement most be at
tached to each proposal, and the proposals mast bn
specific la complying precisely with all it# term*—
Each bid to bave consideration most eontiau the
written guarantee of two responsible names, as fol
••tv®, the undersigned, hereby guarantee. In ca»a
the f-'rvcolns bid of be accepted. It shall be da
1? fnlulled according toitstroo purport and coali
tions; also that a written contract shall be evertt-id
with bonds to the amount of one-fourth of the vslao
of the stores propoeed to be furnished.”
(Names of Guarantor*.)
To thl* must be attached a certlflcataslgned bv tha
U. S. District Judge or U. S. District AUorayv la
form, on follows:
U I hereby certify that the above named are
known to me as men of property, and are good and
The seller’s name, place of business, and the di'o *
of purchase, as well as the name of contents, wlttr
grope, tare and net weight, and shipping mark? to he.
hereafter designated, mas: be plainly mark**-! or*
every package: all other marksmnst be obliterated..
All boxes to be strapped with green hickory scraps.
Bali meats and Floor to he inspected hy authorized
Inspectors selected by the nn^enlgned.
Certificates cf inspection will be reonired foreHtho
meats, certifying their present quality and e >-di-
The Sour will he Inspected at the date of the deliv
ery, acd compared with the retained aaciplev - All
the above stores will be carfally inspected baforo
their delivery, end compared wltb tha retained sam
Returns of weight, signed by,au authorised pnoils
weigher, roust bo furnished whenever required.
* Proponalß for cifferent articles most be on separata*
'sheets of paper.
The above stores to be delivered five of dray ire V.
tha Commissary ware-house in Chicago, orat snch
place In the city of Chicago as may be required by tho
Contractors will be required to bold their good*,
without expense to theUnlted Btatee,anUl require J for
delivery or shipment.
Bidders wilt be required to be present at thoepan
ing of the bids.. Payment to be made tnsneh funds as
maybe furnished by the United States. Proposals
must be li duplicate, encioseo in an envelop;, ad-,
rirrpf ed to the undersigned, and endorse ** Proposals,
for Subsidence Stores.” M.P.Small, -
JanMMO-St. Lfcnt. Colonel and C*B.
X Cmcß Cowansaanr or Subsibt«wcb, >.
Chicago. 111, Jan.* J, 1881. f
Sealed Proposals (in duplicate) will be received by
theundersignednntlll2 o’clockM.on Thursday.tha
lith instant, I=6l, for supplying fresh Beef to the
Troops* and Prisoners at tne following named placo*:-
Rock Island, lil.
Aod at all camps. Posts, Depots and - Hospitals to tha
vicinity of the above named places.
The contract will commence January abb, 1881; or
as soon thereafter as the undersigned mar direct, and
he in force for six months, or such shorter period as
the Commissary General may directs
The Beef must he of the first quality, and be deliver
ed in equal pontons of fore and bind quarters (seeks
and shanks excluded) In snch quantities as may be re
quired for the use of theTroops,andoo such days as,
the Commissary may direct.
Proposals must be accompanied byoguarantee, as
“ "We, tb» nndmlgned,.hertb7 guarantee. in case too.
foregoing bid of—— be accepted, itstmll be dole ful
filled according to its trno purport sod conditions;
also, tbat a written contract shall be exeented wttb
bonds in tbe sum 0f.*50,000.
(Name* of guarantors.)
To this mast he attache'! a certificate sliced by the
IT. ?. District Judge or U. 8. District Attorney, in
form as follows:
“ I hereby certify that the aborts named are
kcovn to measmen of property,and are good so t
All bidden mnst give their name* la fall, also state
their place of residence and business* Each bid most
bare a printed copy of this advertisement attached
Pavment to be made Insnch foods as may be far-
Qlfbed by the United States. The undersigned re>
serves the right to reject any or all bids.
Bidders will be required to be present at the ooon
lag of the bids.
Separate bids will be received for each of the above
named places, or one bid mar include ell of them.
Proposals must be nr vurzsc it*, enclosed in nn en
velope. addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed
4 Protosale for Freeh Beer/’ M. P. SMALb, -
fyl-tSCWII lieutenant Colonel and C. S.
Statements having been mnde to customers ofoon.
of coarsely Interested parties, that in conaeqTinee
ortho prodlgloaa demand for these iuoompinble
Places,som* have been goffered to leave the ru > jn
ntetory without having received that extreme care
and attention that bare made the name of sten t ly
so celebrated: we desire to gtale that aneh i»n-n s*>e
fact, bet that every Plano coming from the man i >c
tory low receives even more attention than sr<*r be
fore. andtha: the Dumber mode only lucres*ln
proportion with the capacity of theworka.
These statements we shall be happy t> prove I y a
thorough showing of the splendid Instrument-.
ftantiy passing through our bands, and also bv the
most unlimited guarantees given with every P- no
sold. SMITH 4 NIXON.
201 S. darkest., Chicago, and ith-sa, Clnrin: ill*
Dissolution.— The firm of
TTLEE, BELDEN 4 CO., In the Hanking and
Li change boilno-a la ibis day dissolved bv mutual
consent, riuu. W. Belcen withdrawing f/ou the
basinets. The claims ot depositors and all
settled business will he adjusted- by Mersrs. Tyler.
Unmans * Co* successors of t'LBB
J. J. UZ.LMANN.
Chicago, January lsf» ISM. J.H.WH£NfI.
Copautkcusicp Noric*.-Tbe undersigned hav*
formed a Copartnership under the namo or
TYXEBv ULLMANN & CO^
E&cS“ ln *““ lr jTmkse. 01
biUMcc James j. :
JgJ.|i2Mt JOHN H. WULSN,
T OOK OUT FOR THE COUST-
Bj tKBFEITS—Not only of bank bUls.but of every
thtrcftuly valuable. We undentand that even the
ImliitmelMr axUcti.kno—a m" Eux.ll, OjoCoMtiT
are r.o exception to tills rule. The tmt'atloas. llseall
com.terfeiu-. are utterly worthier Ratuc.uherjthat
Howe & Stevens* Family Dye color* the original*
the only valuable and uaefol thin; of (bo kin J,
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