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THE CHEAT SHOW STORM.
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Bn early arrival in ibc city did not die oat
With tins announcement. The care were not
ventilated with Rultan’e ventilators, and
those of ns who had been so ventilated con
gratulatcd each other on this change of at
mosphere, The hours passed in Interchange
of experiences among the passengers of the
two trains. It was reported late in the after
noon that the three engines had failed in the
effort to break llnouglTto the city, and that
■Conductor Curtis, ol the Southern train, and
one or two other men had gone on afoot to
get help. “We ere to stay here to-night,”
was first looked and then spoken by each
passenger to the other. There was a passing
nway of the cheerfulness The stomachs of
most of the passengers were empty. The
children were restless and fretful. Women
were exhausted with fasting, fright and frost.
What about fuel was the question. It was
coon solved, for a strong voice said,
“We shall soon be out of fuel. We
must • stay hare to-night, and fuel
must be provided before dark. Here a fence
to be broken up. and yonder, on those Bock
Islands engines is wood and coal. We must
eel it into these cars, gentlemen, or freeze.
Let us go at it—coihe!” And men who had
kept close before began to feel the pressure
of this appeal. How much woman's eyes can
dot They looked into men's laces, and
asked, 41 are yon a man /” And to prove it.
men unused to exposure, who never bandied ■
an axe, never carry burthens, rushed Into the 1
storm and worked like heroes. Bat a man
could exercise in this terribly exhaustive
wind but a few minutes at a time, and volun
teers were compelled to re-emist several
limes before the needed supply for the night
was secured. There were some selfish ones
who cuddled up dose within themselves and
let others provide that they might enjoy. No
one envied their enjoyment however. Again
lunch baskets were explored for the children
■ and the faint. were the fires kindled
to redness. Again was the caution repeated
concerning too hot fires,- and the
picture of burning can and freez
ing and ' frozen freight conjured -up
to prevent the I incautious feeding
the stoves. The were closed.
The women said, “yes, let ns suffer a little
cold rather than incur the danger of being
without shelter.” And a man was placed at
* each stove to watch and feed it as it might
be safe to do so.
The day went out into dnsk when the door
of the second car was thrown open and a
muffled figure, white with frost and snow,
entered and thrilled all present with the an*
uouccment —“X am here with a team and pro
visions from the city. There are two more
teams coming somewhere on the prairie, but
it is getting dark and they cannot find the
train in the lace of this storm. 1 want men
to build a fire in the rear of the cars as a bea
con and signal for those teams.” A half
score of men volunteered, which exclamations
of surprise, admiration »nd gratitude echoed
from the heart of every person who had
thoughtfully realized the danger we were in.
The fire was lighted, and about eight o'clock
another team or two came by its guidance
to the comfort and relief of the passengers.
The sandwiches, cold chicken, turkey* duck,
&c., &c., were quickly distributed among the
hungry ones, who ate and wondered, and si
lently thanked the men who had thus braved
the storm to give them aid and cheer. We
learned that Conductor Curtis and a Mr.
Barnes had reached the city and given tid
ings of our condition; that the former gen
demon was badly frozen, and the latter u&d
returned to guide Messrs. Hough and Man
chester, of the Southern road, and others to
the train. Several teams had started —but
two or three had reached the train; and bow
any human being conld live to ride in such a
storm such a distance, and face it, was a mat
ter of astonishment to all. The attempt of
the trams to return to the city that night
failed, we learned Saturday morning, and
two or three ladles, who started with them,
were badly frozen before reaching shelter.
Friday night was passed in comparative com
fort. But few slept, I think. The fires were
sufficient to warm the cars,and closely crowd
ed In the scats, on the floor, and on piles of
fuel, we watched over the women and little
ones, and waited for day to dawn.
Toward morning the bowling of the wind
ceased; the snow ceasad filtcring in through
the crevices, and .the bright moon told ns
that tire storm had spent its anger. There
was joy among the passengers—a general
waking up followed. Saturday morning
came, with a further distribution of food!
and a vigilant lookout for some signs of
help. About eight o'clock an engine was
approaching na from the cast with a
snow-plow. Before ten o'clock it had reached
us and hauled ns back to the Junction, where
we found two or throe other trains waiting to
go in. About twelve o'clock it was an
nounced that sleighs from the city had ar
rived, chartered by the railroad company to
convey such passengers as did not choose to
wait for the road tone broken ?to Ulich's Ho
tel. These were soon crowded, and after a
tedious, cold ride, were safely set down at
Hlicb's, where the chilled and frozen received
every attention from the hospitable proprie
tors, who refused to rtcdvc money for
the comforts provided. Snch is the
hasty record of the way the old year closed
*and the new year began with those of ns who
were on railroads in this great storm. The
record is imperfect, for all that was felt, and
suffered «md experienced, canhot be written.
Nor is It possible to express the gratitude felt
that so little suffering resulted from this ter
rible exposure.
It would be invidious to name any one
as meriting especial praise; but it is only
just to say that every railroad man within my
observation and knowledge, on both the
viMifynm Central and Southern trains, did
his whole doty, nobly and unflinchingly.
And I am sore that only a croaker and dys
peptic, too selfish and indolent to take care of
any body but would indulge in mnr
znerings and cursings at the tardiness and in
difference of rail way managers. There were
one or two*such characters on the train;
but they awoke no expression of sym
pathy among the passengers, either
by word or act. They belonged to
the class of men who did not help the wo
men and children, and who greedily enjoyed
the fire for which they had provided no fuel,
and the food tarnished at the risk of their
lives, by the men against whom they made
grievous complaint.
I am glad to say that these characters were
in a huge minority. And I refer to them
here only that, they may be known if they
should continue to croak in public.
C. D. B.
The Storm In tlie City,
The exceedingly mild weather which character
ized the last month of the year 1868, has been suc
ceeded by a snow storm almost tmparalled in his
tory in extent and violence. It seemed as if the
old year departed with a throe of agony, and the
dying straggle was felt all orer the "West, From
the eastern boundaries of Ohio to the plains of
WwnMm; from the extreme south of Illinois to the
northern limits of Mirhipan and 'Wisconsin, the
etonn has raged in uncontrolled fury. The vast
expanse of territory known as the “Northwest”
has been bowed down by its visitation. Like the
sirocco of the desert it has taken in its broad,
sweep almost a continent, and devastation has
marked its 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
all before xt in one fell swoop. For days—perhaps
weeks—the will meet with constant ac
cessions, as from places situated outside of the
regular ime of railroad and telegraph communica
tion the details will arrive. Scores, perhaps hun
dreds of paeons 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 1854-5, and 1855-6 have we experienced a
storm anything like that whose fury has just been
expended. Indeed it has surpassed those bitter
visitations, for although the snow was deeper the
wind was not so strong nor the cold so severe.
Then all travel was suspended for a week at least,
and passengers on £be railroads were snowed in
and were compelled to burn np the cars for fuel,
and levy contributions on the freight for food.
Bnt few persons were seriously injured. Now we
.have a great number who have lost the use of their
limbs from the frost bite, and some have been
lost.
It is, however, with Chisago and the district im
mediately surrounding that we have to deal. The
heavens which during tbe early part of tbe week
bad been beautifully clear suddenly darkened on
Thursday morning, the mercury in tbe barometer
fell rapidly, and soon the snow came down thick
and fast Tbe wind- blew strongly all tbe day.
Tet It was not cold. The mercury ranged in the
morning at 22 degrees, at noon it badfrillentoU,
and at 6 o’clock at night it stood at 10 degrees.
But It was very uncomfortable. To midnight of
Thursday nine inches of enow had fallen, and the
wind blew the snow upon the tracks of the horse
railroads so last that all the efforts of the compa
nies and their employees with snow plows could
not suffice to keep tbe tracks clear, and about 10
o’clock the attempt to run tbe cars was given np.
Thence forward the storm king had it all his own
way. The temperature rapidly declined till at S
o’clockin the morning It stood at SO degrees below
zero. All that night the enow continued to fall,
and tbe crowds of midnight revellers who had oc
cupied themselves in wassailing found it difficult
to get home. On Friday morning the temperature
was very low, the mercury ranging at 18 degrees
below zero at 7 o’clock. The snow had nominally
to fall, but the fierce winds carried the
fleecy material into every nook and cranny. Travel
In the city was virtually suspended; how it was
on the railroads, let the following accounts ton.
At coon and at night the mercniy stood at—ls and
•at night U bad fallen to—9s. Tbe wind whistled
ana bowled, and pedestrians were very scarce upon
the streets. Of course locomotion was Impossible
for ladies, and New Tear’s calls were almost un
known The different places ot amusement were
slenderly patronized, and the skating paries were
dosed.
The wind abated on Saturday, and though the
cold continued, locomotion was impossible. The
immense piles of snow were cleared from the
principal streets, and the horse cars, the omnibus
see and express wagone were once more enabled to
takfethe road, while here and there could be seen
a sleigh whose adventurous driver bad determined
sot lobe cheated out of his promised enjoyment.
The cars ran at Intervals of twenty minutes to half
an boor. It being necessary to attach six horses to
i ( and In one instance eight moles were har
neesed to a single car. It has often been said that
omnihoßses and horse-cars are never fall, bat the
cars of Saturday were packed so full that further
Ingress was impossible ; their capacity was tested
to the utmost. The line on the Halstead street
and Bine Island avenue still labored under the ef
fects of Injunction No. S, as the road was so uneven
that a steam plow would not work effectively; in
this case however the enjoining power was applied
by a greater he who owns the seven by nine
patdTon street—he whose name will
be immortalized In the history of the Wabash Val
ley scheme.
• mi r TiiTTnftAn«
Marlons lines of railroads outreachlng from
the City of the lakes, have experienced more than
their usnal share of detention and loss, and’what
is of vastly greater consequence, many of their
•puMOgen have suffered fearfully from the hitter
JoJTand some have died. The broad prairies,
level and unbroken as the great sea, especially ro
edvod the rude favors of the storm king* Who
seemed lo deelro punish especially the railroads,
as if bo were Indignant that the virgin bosom ot
the fair prairies wM thus to bo profaned by being
made the pathway for foul trade and travel. Into
cuts, without hindxacc when fences were wanting,
and with little hindrance when they wore present,
the driving enow drifted and fdl, baking and pack-
Ingunderthelnbuenceof the wind, hntU it com
pletely boned all progress. Trains laden with pas*
stingers woe held as with a-vlce. They conld nei
ther advance or withdraw, fences on either side'
were bidden from sight, and in some instances the
tnow pQcd np by the side of the ears and a mound
raised by gradual accretions which overtopped the
coaches and whistled and drove merrily over the
heads of the inmates. There was much suffering
among the unlucky passengers; fuel was wonting,
and chairs, railroad seats 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 hunger were added to the pangs of
cold. On some of the trains there were oysters
and quails and these were quickly appropriated.
mcmoAK sourgraa uaileoad.
The trains on this road were generally blocked
np: one train being at Woodlawn, and three at the
liock Island Junction. These wore the trains due
here at 3030 on Thursday night, at 6 o'clock on
Friday morning, aud lU:CD on Friday night. The
first of these cot as far as Calumet, when the Con
ductor— J. £. Carter—came to the conclusion that
it was of nonce to attempt to go farther, and
hauled up the train on the side track: this was
about 11 o'clock at night. A man came running
down from the Hdhigan Central train which
bad stuck near the crossing. The two trains were
about twenty rods apart. Those on the Central
had not built any fires, and the passengers were
nearly frozen. They started to bring them to the
Michigan Southern care, and in that short Journey
many of the passeturers got severely frost-bitten.
One woman was blown completely across the
track, taking a flight of more than twelve yards in
the mir and being landed head foremost in a ditch.
Ihe children fared the worst. In being carried
across many of them were severely bitten. One
child about three years old had his arm covered
with frost blotches from the wrist to the elbow, the
shawl having blown off and left his arm exposed.
By a vigorous application of snow the arm was
pnt in a passible condition.
If o 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. Barnes, ot Goshen, ImL, and the conductor,
worked long and faithfully. The fences were tom
np to a great distance pn each side; fires were
bnilt in the cars, of sneb strength that two of them
caogbt fire, though the flames were extinguished
without much damage. The torch was applied to
a hayrick, and that immense quantity of combus
tible material furnished the 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 but the signal was
unheeded, and had it been seen no good would
have been done. A train was sent out from this
end of the road in the early morning but was
forced to return, after having accomplished less
than half the distance. Three or four sleighs
laden with provisions also essayed the passage,
hut none of them succeeded in getting far beyond
Camp Douglas. The piles or snow blocked the
road, huge drifts, fourteen to fifteen feet, high,
formed impassable barriers, and even these mes
sengers were forced to return without having ac
complished the object of their mission.
Swing that something must be done. Mr. Curtis,
the Conductor, determined upon making the trip
to Chicago. Be unhitched the engine from the
train, and all steam being put on. tho iron horse
ploughed the distance of three miles towards the
city. Huge snow ***"*■ stood in the way, into
which they plunged and came to a sudden stand
still; the locomotive had finished. Mr. Curtis then
set ont to walk, he attempted the track, but
plunged overhead, and after several futile attempts
to wade through, he abandoned the track and took
to the prairie. Steering hla footsteps by the em
bankment, five or six hours of travel landed him
in Chicago, weary, wet, hungry and cold, hla feet
blistered so much that further walking was im
possible. Be fell nopain till he arrived at the bo
ld then, when the warmth of the heated room
reached his feet, he- found for the first time that
they were frozen—one of them is not injured very
badly, but It is probable that he will never recover
the nsc of the other.
The passengers oa the train near the city were
brought in Saturday afternoon and evening, ana
the road is now clear and trains will leave oa their
regular time to-day! The conceding road be
tween Cleveland Toledo is all clear, but between
Dunkirk and Cleveland tralins are blocked up.
It is not true, as reported, that a switchman at
White Pigeon died from the effects of exposure.
A telegram received hare last evening states that
no person has died on the line of the M. S. & N.
I. it. K. from the effects of the storm.
The passengers were all brought in yesterday.
The train which left Toledo on Saturday night
Mmt through without hindrance, and arrived here
safely yesterday morning.
The SO-called secesh organ was more fortunate
limn ourselves in securing the services of a re
porter enterprising enough to brave the horrors 1
of tbs middle passage, and fortunate enough to re
turn with bis report- The TsminfE sent out a re
porter, hut be has not yet retumstLand his friends
are In an agony of fearrespectlng him. Tbelasttbat
I was seen of him he disappeared for the third time
1 in a snow bank, the tips of his fingers sinking
slowly beneath the surface with a very vmggUh
Our reporter has returned since the above
was in type. He staggered into the office and
tank on tie floor exhausted. One of bis confrtree
ran to his assistance, and the frozen man was at
last able to gasp ont “We got tlftre about euc
oc-—e are positive the last sound was sot
“hie.") we expect to thaw a good long rhapsody
out of him to-day.
SaCBZGAN CENTRAL BAXLBOAB.
About 6 o'clock on Friday moraine, the Michi
gan Central day express, which left Detroit on
Thuradaymomlng, reached the Michigan Sontbem
crossing, some ten miles south of this dry, when
it it encountered such ponderous snow drills as to
render further progress utterly impossible, and in -
a few minutes the cirift in the rear became eo for
midable as to tender any morcment of the train in
that direction equally impossible. Information
was conveyed to this dty from Calumet by a tele*
graph dispatch, which was received about 9 o’clock
and Hr. Sargent, the General Agent, bad a train
fired up, ana with wood, provisions, and a gang of
men started, for the crossing which they readied,
after hard labor through the snow drifts, a little
est twelve. A short time previous to their reach*
g the crossing, the Michigan Southern train came
along, and stopped about three hundred yards
from the immovable train. The passengers, with
the exception of soma twelve or fifteen, number*
ing perhaps one hundred, were then transferred
from the Central to the Southern train. In
tpfiling thla transfer, many of the pass*
engers were frost-bitten, hut we believe
none dangerously eo. The Michigan Souther?
train then started toward the dty. but alter pro
ceeding about four miles, became also fast In the
snow milts, the details of which are given in an
other place.
As we have add, the the train which started
from this dty about 10 o’dock with a large gang
of men, for the relief of the Central train, reached It
a little aflar IS o’dock,and but a lew minutes after
the passengers had been transferred to the South
ern train. The men. when they reached the spot,
set to work with a will, to dear the track, but the
fierce wind defeated their attempts, and they were
obliged to give it up in despair; but they were en
abled to carry a sufficient quantity of wood, pro
visions, &cv, to the saflering passengers, to keep
them comfortable until Saturday when the efforts
of the General Agent and his willing men were
renewed, and proven successful. The tram was
dug out. and reached this dty about 5 o’clock Sat
urday afternoon. The few passengers who re
mained with this train—two of them wounded sol
diers—suffered very little from cold or hunger.
The evening and night express trains, whichleft
Detroit on Thursday evening at 5 and 10, united
their trains at Kalamazoo, .and attaching
two engines to three passenger and two
baggage cars, this combined train
readied within three miles of Calumet about 1
o’dock Friday evening; but finding it impossible
to penetrate the enow orifta which it encountered
there, it returned to Gibson’s Station, nine miles
east, and remained over night, and until Saturday
afternoon, when It again started for Calumet with
about sixty men with shovels, reached within
three miles of Calumet about 8 o’dock, and went
to work with a will to dear the track.
To return: After the train which left this city
had released the train at the crossing. It immedi
ately started for Calumet, reaching mere about 1
o’dock p. m., having on hoard sixty men with
shovels, and when they reached the snow hanks,
they pitched In with vigor. The two parties, 12j
men m all, after working like beavers until about
6 o'dock, come together, and the three trains—one
from tbi« dty, and the two from Detroit—were
united, and drown by three engines, reached the
depot here about 7 o'dock Saturday evening.
In the two trains from the East there were about
ISO passengers, who seemed ns happy a crowd aa
anybody would wish to see when they reached the
depot. They suffered no inconvenience or annoy
ance, except detention, they having been liberally
supplied with ail nccesseiy articles for their com
fort, at Gibson. _
The trains which left Detroit on Friday morn
ing and evening, and Saturday morning, have all
stopped at Kalamazoo, and will be there united,
leaving in one train for this dty, this (Sunday!
morning at 8 o’clock, and will without doubt reach
here daring 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 have
been applied to have the track dear.
Mr. K.N. Bice, the effident General Superintend
ent, at Detroit, when he learned of the interrup
tion to the trams, telegraphed to Mr. Sargent to
spare neither labor or expense in supplying the
passengers with everything necessary to their
comfort, and relieving them m>m their unpleasant
position.
The three trains which we mentioned as being
at Kalamazoo on Saturday evening were combined
into one and left that place yesterday (Sunday)
morning at 8 o’dock, reaching this city about 4
o’dock this afternoon, it having experienced little
or no detention from the mow on the route. The
regular train left last evening for the east, and
wul continue to do so at the advertised time,
csickoo asu am.wi.trKm juranoan.
The train hence for Milwaukee, which left at 6.
p. xo. Thursday, reached Kenosha abont midnight,
where it broke entirely down, and np to S o’clock
Saturday afternoon bod not been moved. The
Waukegan Accommodation train, which left here
at 6p. m. Thursday, reached Waukegan all right,
and but little behind time. The train whichieft
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 honrhadnot been removed.'
Passengers were brought in on Friday in sleighs
provided by the company. The freight trains are
all safe at stations. No trains were sent out on
Friday and Saturday, except a couple of engines
and a working party.
Tbe train was dug out on Saturday morning,
and arrived in Chicago late in the afternoon. The
track was partially cleared, and it is expected that
the regular trains will be put on the road to-day
and run as -usual. Superintendent Baldwin ixas
engaged a large force or hands to clear the track.
CHICAGO, SUBUNOTOK A QtJDf CT BAXLSOA3).
Thursday night the Superintendent of this road
received intelligence from Galesburg that the e term
then raging exceeded in severity any within the
memory of the “oldest Inhabitant. 1 ’ Its effect
Son this road fully snbtantiates the soundness of
e operator’s Judgment,
The train leaving Chicago Thursday morning
reached Mendota i bnnday night, and prudently
laid up. It remained thereuntil yesterday. The
train which left here on Thursday night stuck fast
two miles west of Mendota. The train leaving
Burlington Thursday morning reached Monmouth
and hud np. The train which- left Quincy Thurs
day winding was able to reach Cllola, eight or ten
miles away. No dispatches have been received,
imrt the Company arc ignorant of the condition of
the trains and passengers. Notrains have left the
depot since the Thursday 8,30 a. m. train, except
the Mendota Accommodation, which only reached
the freight station on the South Branch of the Cm-
afternoon there was a collision be
tween the freight train of the C. B. 4 Q. Bail road,
and the Galena freight at some point between Chi
cago and Dariem/m which both engines were
badly shattered and the boxes broken to some ex
tent. Owing to the Intensity of the cold, the
wreck was not removed until yesterday. No one
was hurt, except the stockholders. A stock train
has been delayed at Harlem since Thursday night,
and many ot the poor creatures have perished.—
They were relieved yesterday. No trains will
leave over this road until Monday morning at half
past eight.
nXTKOIB CXKTBAL «Atr. HOAD.
The storm raged as far south as Dongola, with
something like the violence that characterized it
in this region. Every engine on the road, except
those in round-houses are frozen np. The pas
senger train doe here on Thursday last at 9.3 j P.M.
Is now lying at Clifton. No other traios are mov
ing. The cuts and excavations are filled with floe
snow packed In some instances hard enough to
bear np a horse and sled. The enow Ilea in these
from one to twenty feet deep. There is a cut at or
near Monce which is eighty rods long and twenty
feet deep and this is packed even full. This track
will require an Immense amount of excavation be
fore trains can run with (heir accustomed regular
ity. Five freight trains are at Kankakee on the
ride track. The passengers at Clifton are exceed
ingly well cared for, and have hopes of ultimate
release. *, ,*■
The thermometer at Pikeston, at 11 a. m. Fri
day. Indicated 2* degrees below aero, at Okaw 10,
and at Cairo U wm 00 coid that switching engines
froze as Uic employes were driving them back
wards and forwards over the track. It Is expected
that passenger trains will leare the Union l)spct
on Sunday night.
The engineers of this road arc on a str*ke, .but
arrangements have been made which will insure
the regular raining of the train*.
kOCS XSXiAKT) RATLUOAD.
The trains on lids'road“wcre delayed equally
with those on other roads. Acoilitlon which oc
curred at Utica-cot aa Incident'of the storm
will be found reported in another column. The
passenger train which Icll Davenport on Thursday
momimr. reached Morris iu the afternoon ; there
it smelt in a snow bank and remained unextrlca
ted till Friday might. After great exertion it was
cleared, and on Saturday morning started afresh
for Chicago. The progress was bat they met
with little obstruction till they readied a point
just on this side of Blue Island. Then the drifts
were met either at interval all along the road,
and the engine ploughed Us way through them,
taking an occasional rest, but corning to a
final stop till the train had arrived at a place two
miles westward of the Junction, and about eight
miles from Chicago. -There it encountered a drift
at least a mile long, the snow being piled up along
the fences on both sides of the tract. About sixty
men were employed to dig a way out, but, before
this was accomplished, the party wore Joined ne
cessarily by the Friday aud Saturday trains, ao
that these trains lay waltingfor a passage through
that drift. They finally made their way through,
and arrived in Chicago at 2 o'clock yesterday,
(Sunday). Ko Uvea were lost, nor was there much
suffering. A few of the passengers were frost-hit
ten, but the injury sustained was much leas than
could hare been expected.
CHICAGO AlfD ALTON BAZLBOAB.
The passenger trains on this road ore at Alton,
Springfield, Bloomington, where they will remain
until the road is thoroughly ro-opened. The pas
sengers arc quartered m hotels at the Company's
expense, and arc generally enjoying themselves.
The accommodation train which left Chicago on
Thursday afternoon was, until Saturday afternoon,
near Summit Station, quartered at farm houses and
country taverns. The large ent near Chenoa Is en
tirely filled, and will require twenty-four hours'la
bor with a hundred men to dear It. The Superin.
tendent hopes to he able to start bis trains on Mon
day morning.
CINCINNATI AND CHICAGO AXB LOTS ROAD.
The day train left the eastern end of the road on
Thursday, and Is now at Valparaiso. The train
which left Chicago on Thursday morning arrived
at the other end of the rood, all right. The Thurs
day sight train did not leave the yard. The heavi
est fall of enow on this line is between Wlnncm&c
and Valparaiso, where the drifts are between
twelve and twenty feet deep. The management
hope to send out a train on Sunday night, and reg
ularly thereafter- A large-working force left Val
paraiso Saturday morning, and are working this
way. The telegraph is down between Logan and
Valparaiso. ,
PITTEBUEO, FT. WATNB AND CHICAGO B. B.
The trains leaving east end of the route on
Wednesday morning reached their destination
without difficulty. The Thursday morning and
evening trains from Chicago did not leave the de
pot. Large passenger trams remained atValpa-'
raise ana Hobart until Saturday morning, and
reached Chicago Saturday evening. A tram will
leave for the Last at 10 o clock Sunday morning.
At Fort Wayne three inches of snow fell. There
is no obstruction to travel cast of Valparaiso. The
telegraph 1b in working order.
GALENA AM) CHICAGO U. XL B.
On Thursday morning the Freeport train reached
Bclvidcre at the usual time, but used up the inter
vening time until Saturday night to reaoh Free
port. The 4 o’clock Rockford train and the 6:30
Geneva reached the Junction on Thursday, where
they still remain, with their passengers. Engin
eers and working men arc clearing the tracks.
From Gilbert and from the Junction to Chicago,
the track isnnohstructed. . . , . _ ,
On Monday morning, trains both by the Galena
and Fulton Air Line roads will leave at the usual
adveitised time. The passengers on the trains
that were blockaded reached the dty Friday night
and daring the day Saturday.
I,*. CBOSSE AJiD JOX.WAXJKBB BOAS.
A passenger train run into a drift from which
it could not be moved backward or forwards. The
passengers all deserted it, and fled to farm houses.
The train was completely covered by snow, noth
ing bring visible when the messenger left, except
the top of the smokestack. Powerful trains were
be dispatched Sunday morning with snow plows
to clear tbs track, and last evening the road was
announced as being open from Milwaukee to
Portage City. West of Portage City the road Is
stiU blocked up. The train alluded to above as
being lost in the snow, was extricated yesterday;
the passengers had suffered somewhat, bat no
deaths had occurred that we can hear of.
Ths Milwaukee and Prairie duChieu Road was
open last evening from Milwaukee to Madison
west of the latter place still obstructed.
CHICAGO AXJ> KOBTIIWESTEKjr.
No trains hare arrived on the Chicago and
Northwestern Bailroad since Thursday. Every
tralnlbat was on the road at the time of the
storm, was snowed in, and three were lost sight
oL being stopped on the road away from any
stationTand could not he reached bytelegraplL
and the fote of the passengers is unknown. At
Oshkosh thetbcnnometeronThoredaynight stood
at 20 and 31 degrees below zero. An engineer
started before davUcht on Friday morning with an
engine from Green Bar for Chicago, and at noen
he bad made bnt half a mile of the distance, and
turned back. The best engine on the rood was In
a train at Harvard, and the men determined to
keep np steam. Several men carried feel with
might and main, bat being in an exposed position
tbe engine consumed the fuel faster than they
could kupply It, and after being severely frosted in
tbeir efforts, they were obliged to abandon the
effort. ._ .
Erignoli, Cordler, Carlo Patti and Behrens are
weather-bound at Milwaukee. Gottschalk and
Straaosch were In the tram that was froze In at
Howard. Gottschalk made the beet of it by giv
ing a Concert at Howard for the benefit of nla
fellow passengers. The landlord at the Howard
Hotel was in ecstades—considered the Concert a
rare treat, and returned the compliment by giving
Gottschalk a splendid game supper—the best he
had enjoyed for a twelve month.
Trains were frozen up at Harvard, Clinton Junc
tion and Janesville,, and one between Burnett
Junction and Minnesota Junction, above alluded ;
to. Superintendent Dunlap went np the road Sat
urday morning, with three engines and a working
partv, to dear the track, and at dark had reached
Harvard. The train which left Fond da Lac on
Saturday morning, is coming slowly along, and
will probably reach the city sometime bandar
forenoon. No other trains moving on the road,
yesterday, the several freight trains lying at sta
tions.
Superintendent Dunlap telegraphed Saturday
evening from Harvard that “The Northwestern
Road is now open, and trains will commence run
ning as usual on Monday morning.”
Dispatches received last night state that the
road is now open from Chicago to Apple
ton, and that tbe regular morning train to-day will
go through to Appleton without delay. Between
Appleton and Green Bay a large force will com
mence this morning, and expect to have It open
by coon, to-day. A train of nine cars left Janes
ville at z o'clod: yesterday afternoon for Oshkosh.
A short distance north of Janesville, a snowdrift,
half a mile in length and ten feet deep was remov
ed before the cars could pass. The “ opening ”
train taken np by Snpt. Dunlap, consisted of two
of the best engines, driving a enow plow, and one
car attached with a working party of about fifty
men, and three day's provisions. As they were
driving through a deep cat the snow was so dense
ly paused that the snow plow was crushed to
- atoms, tbe strong iron holts and rods were sunder
ed as If they were of brittle wood. In ’passing
through another bank, the “head-light” was
swept from the engine, and lost in the enow—no
body knows where. Some Idea may thus bo form
ed of the depth und'deneUy of the snow drifts.
Amid all the suffering which has been experi
enced, it is gratifying to know that not one in
stance of death from tbe ' effects of these stop
pages is known. There has been a few frozen
limbs, but notmanyofthosewill be permanently
disabled; the record of suffering is much greater
in the ci ty.
IN THE CITT.
In Chicago the effects of the storm were obser
vable, not only in the events of the city itself, but
in tbe sympathetic action with the suffers outside.
As tbe messengers came in from tbe stranded
trains, sleighs went out from tbe principal hotels
to tbe aid of the sufferers. The street demonstra
tions were entirely confined to these. Scores ot
sleghshad been chartered before hand at the liv
ery stables for New Year’s Bay, all of which lay
unused and uncalled for in the stables. Many of
those who ventured out were frost-bitten
so severely that it was necessary to mb
them with enow, in order to restore vitality
to tbe parts affected, and not a few who Incau
tiously went near the lire after having been thus
exposed, suffered the total loss of some member.
Ears, noses, 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 bnrst as he walked along the
street. A"* l "*** were frozen in all directions. The
iollowing are a few of those reported:
THE BTOEM AT CAMP DOUGLAS.
Rumors have been in circulation in.the city
that several persons were trored to death at Camp
Douglas, bnt we hare been unable to Icam of any
deaths. However, all of the soldiers who were *
on guard duty Thursday night and Friday, suffered
more or less, and several of them severely, having
their cars, toes or hands frozen. The soldiers ana
prisoners in barracks were comparatively comfort
able, having an abundance of ftael, and full rations.
Theta Tracks are as comfortable as could be ex
pected. Five or Bixprisoncrs made their escape
during the storm on Thursday night, and informa
tion has been received by Gen. Orme, Post Com
mandant, that three persons, supposed to be rebel
prisoners, were found frozen to death near Hyde
Teamsters with supplies for Camp Douglas found
tbe streets and avenues so blockaded by drifted
enow, in places; that they were obliged to shovel
a passage-way before they could proceed. But the
thoroughfares are now open again, and the State
street care, which had been blockaded for thirty
six Lours, were running again as for as Sid street,
Saturday noon.
Assistant Superintendent W.D. Lake, with a
large number or conductors and laborers were at
work faithfully during the greater portion of yes
terday, with enow plows-and shovels, and finally,-
after several hours persevering labor succeeded m
getting the State streetlineopentoCampßonglas.
That military village had been for nearly two days
deprived of this mode o( communication, and It
was very natural that the first car through at four
o’clock Sunday afternoon was greeted with cheers.
Our reporter visited Camp Douglas Sunday and
was assured that there had been comparatively
little suffering. During the storm, the pickets
were changed every fifteen or twenty minutes,
rousing fires kept np. and excepting the few who
bad ears, fingers and toes frosted, there was not
much suffering.
Tm TWELFTH HLUCOia CATALST.
The Storm King, cognizant of his Irresistible
power, rieitcd in the course of his triumphant
march the camp of the 12th Illinois cavalry, and
folly demonstrated to these sons of Han, that,
notwithstanding they had hared their breasts to
many a rain and enow storm on the banks of the
Rappahannock, they could not successfully cope
against Sing -Solos when in a fit of anger, and as*
slated by the myriad hosts of the Hyperborean
Monarch. This regiment, under command of Col,
Davis, has been for some time past encamped in
tents at Wright’s Grove, while waiting for
the completion of tbelr new bar
racks. On Thursday night someSOOof them—
the balance o! the regiment being scattered all
through the city, where they were keeping up the
usual ceremonies on New Tear’s eve—were keep*
lng guard over the tented field, when the, chilling
blasts of the icy monarch struck them. They piled
on more wood, and although the stove became red
hot, it was impossible to keep warm. The pierc
ing wind, bearing in its train the penetrating
snow, would whistle a mournful dirge through
every crevice and opening in the canvass tents,
bringing forciby to mind, the awful fate which fol
lowed the entree of the French army into Moscow.
Still the boys, enveloped in their blankets and hud
dling up closer and closer to the red
hot stores, strove to sleep, and weather
out the storm till morning. When daylight
came those doing guard duty foondseveral or their
companions had been severely frosted. These
were immediately put under the care of Dr. He*
Cortby, and arc now safely out of danger. On
Friday morning Col. Davis drove over with six
sleighs and baa the men brought over to the Me
tropolitan Dali, where they will remain til Mon
day, when their-barracks will be completed. A
great ncml>cr of the men. particularly the new re*,
emits who have received their bounty. were cele
brating the occasion by offering np libations to
Bacchus, had their noses and ears frosted, but this
was quickly removed by a rigorous application of
snow.
And now let os ask the question and it is one
that affects the reputation, and should If not satis
factorily answered, imperil the position of any
commander. Where was CoL Davis himself on
Thursday and Thursday night f He knew through
out period that a frightful winter storm was
raging, fee knew thatr the barracks, whose con
etructlon was being pushed with all possible en
ergy could not be mushed until the middle of the
present week. And yet he insisted on pitching
nis camp of flimsy tents, and held bis men in
them throughout that fearful day and night, daring
which be was himself comfortably housed in the
city. A colonel of a regiment, that could sleep at
luxurious hotel, while men under his orders
were thus exposed has committed a grave offence,
unless the act Is explained, and proper represen
tation on the partof the sufferers and their friends
should be made to the War Department, unless a
proper and adequate explanation from CoL Davis
abuts the responsibility to other shoulders.
We have heretofore and often written only pleas
ant things of this officer; but we have been warned
by experience to blindly praise no man. We re
gard it as the first quality in a commander, care of
hie men. and we arc chagrined in tbs face of oar
pralcc of Col. Davie, that this neglect on hie part
eUndfl painfully impressed upon the minds of onr
ciiirCEß. V?o •do not oocnpy - eptce -to
wnte what he might and should, have
done, hot we will say that were he
in a quandary on Thursdaymornlngand had stated
the case to any citizen he chanced to meet in the.
street, he would have been advised to something •
letter than the tin of omission.which should forfeit
any cfScer's commission. If it can be shown that
the officer responsible for this thing remained at
the camp and Buffered with bis mea,we havonoth
ingto.aay, except to wish hla command an officer
mo;c susceptible to meteorological changes; and
with belter discretion in providing against them.
AT THE ABXOBT.
In the cily Armory, located on rhc corner of Ad
ame and Franklin streets, a number of recruits
were gathered awaiting transportation to Spring
f eld. The room was inconveniently crowded, bo
tween two and three hundred men being confined
in a space CO by SO feet, no beds except a little hay;
and Insufficient warmth furnished, ihe suffering
was to a great extent unavoidable. The room was
intended only to be used as a temporary resting
place, but owlntf to the blockading of the railroads
it was Impossible to send them off. Hence they
have fccen accumulating there until the place
was crowded They will probably be sent away to
day,
nOUnmLE DEATH FROSt NEGLECT.
A terrible episode in connection with the storm *
occurred on Saturday night In a house on Clv
bourae avenue, near the Elston road, lust outside
the northern boundary of the city. A poor woman
resided there with her two boys, aged five and two
years respectively, their father having gone to tho
war, and it is safd was killed at the cattle of Big
Black River Bridge. The mother came into the
city on Saturday to make some purchases, leaving
her children at home. She was met about 4 o'clock
by a police officerwhoknew- her, and perceiving
her to bo somewhat under the influence ol liquor,
advised her to go home, she promised
to do so and started off in that direction
Late in the evening she was found insensible,
and apparently suffering fromtbo effects of liquor.
She was taken in by a good Samaritan ami cared.
for. Towards daylight she recovered sufficiently
to be able to proceed borne, and in company with
her preserver reached the house about 7 o clock.
What a sight there awaited them I The house was
filled with smoke, which issued from several cre
vices in the building. They entered. On the floor
laytheyoungcatcbudlnaheap of snow; be was
frozen stiff; and was of coarse dead. Tho eldest
boy lay on the bed: be, too. was dead, but not
not quite cold. He had built a fire against
a trunk which stood near, and a hole
was burned in Its tide, another in
the floor and the bedclothes had been on fire. He
had probably been asleep, the door having been
left open. The room was filled with snow, and on
awakening, perished £with cold, be found his
brother dead. He then closed the door, lit a fire,
on the floor, and sank down benumbed with
the cold. The anguish of tho mother on finding
that her two babes had died thattembly, through
her own neglect, cannot he described. One cry of
agony went forth from her lips, and she sank down
1 in n convulsive fit from which It was difficult to
recover her. Acting Coroner DoWolf held an in
quest on the bodies yesterday, and a verdict was
tendered of "death from neglect and exposure.’*
pbozen TO DEATH.
Acting Coroner Snmtnerfield held an Inquest on
Saturday on the body of a man named Peter Jones,
■who was found about 9 o’clock In the morning ly-
Ing on the lee on the river near Mnnn&hcotts
warehouse, frozen. He was not dead when picked
up : ho was taken to the second precinct pouco Sla.
turn, where every exertion was made to rcrlrcnlm,
but to no avail: ho died about to dock In the af
ternoon. The jury returned a verdict of Frozen
to death.” The deceased was about forty years of
age, having a family residing at Thornton Station;
ho was In me employ of the Galena Railroad Com
pany.
ALMOST LOST.
A young m° n named Alexander Gray, in tho em
ploy of the same company, and bob of Mr, Gray.
Sfoetcr Machinist of the road, was found In a snow
drift near hie residence on Union street, on Satur
day morning. He had been an intimate mend of
Jones, Ilia said that they were out in company
on the preceding evening. The greatest exertions
were made by the friend! of Mr. Gray, and after
some hours of labor they succeeded in bringing
him to. Do la now recovered. /
On Friday night, two German girls, seamstresses
In the city, started home on the Madison
street cars, but were put off at the bridge—the
caw going no further. They were expecting
another car to arrive soon, and take them through,
and sat down upon the bridge a few minutes to
wait the arrival of tho car. Mr. John Devlin,
packing clerk with Day, Allen & Co., when on
ms way home, found them both lying in the snow
benumbed and almost frozen, lie took them both
into bis bouse, and thus saved their Uvea.
FBOBT BITTEN.
Copt. C. C. Pomeroy, Mastering Officer of this
district, was exposed but a few minutes, and when
he came Into a warm room, ascertained that bis
ears were frozen—they are badly swollen and ex
ceedingly painful. we have heard of scores of
similar cases.
j. Downey, a private In Co. D, 12th 111. Cavalry,
was found upon the streets, complaining that ho
was unable to walk, and was taken into the Cen
tral Police Station where both hie boots were ne
cessarily cut off, Uis feet being so badly frozen as
to render it impossible to remove them without.'
He had every attention path him, but it is feared
bo will lose both his feet. He was taken to
the 2fprlne Hospital where he will receive
the beet medical treatment.
A middle-aged man was found on Franklin
street hy a police officer on Friday night,
Iving In the snow in a state of insensibility,
lie was taken into a saloon near by, where
stimulants were administered, and every
thing possible done for him. His legs were found
to be frozen from his hips to bis feet, and it is
probable that both his legs must be amputated.
Mr. O’Neil, a Randolph street saloon-keeper, had
bis hands badly frozen on Thursday flight, and on
arriving at home complained of severe pain. His
wife very naturally attempted to relieve him by
furnishing warm water, in which he placed Us
hands. By this act bis frozen hands were render
ed a mass of pntrlfled flesh, and it is now feared
both hands will have to be amputated.
Five members of the Atlantic Engine Company,
(while attending the Are on New Year's Day at
the corner of Sherman and Jackson streets,) suf
fered severely, having their fingers, ears, noses,
Ac, badly frosted.
Several men belonging to the colored regiment,
left their barracks on New Tear’s night, expect
ing to take the train for Quincy, but as there was
no train out on that route they remained at the
Central Depot aQ night. In returning, ten were
severely frost-bitten on the hands, cars, Ac. and
two of them had their feet so severely frosted that
they will probably be discharged from the service.
Mrs. Green, living upon North Clark st,, walked
a short distance with her infant in her arms,when
she noticed that the chUds feet were freezing. She
stepped into a drag store, where proper remedies
were administered but it is fonnd one its limbs
wißbelost.
A TOZtTUOrfi HIDE.
Hr. Richard Somers, tbc well known proprietor
of the City .Hotel, with Mrs. C'harch and two negro
servants, started Saturday forenoon about hall
fiftst nine o'clock from bis residence InEvanslon,
d aentter, to come to the city. Shortly after leav
ing, he encountered sevoral enow drifts varying in
depth from five to ten feet, and in attempting to
drive through them, the cutter was several times
upset, sometimes they would be tihder the cutter,
sometimes over the cutter, and occasionally one of
the horses would disappear, leaving nothing but
his nose and ears to mark the spot of his tempo
rary interment. After'pursuing this mode of trav
elling some time. Ha. Somers came to the conclu
sion that it would be more pleasant to avoid these
drifts, and if necessary, take a more circuitous
road. He took it, and his route became os tor
tuous as the labyrinth, for at almost every quarter
o! a mile, be was compelled to get out and take
down portions of the fences in order to pass round
the bases of the mountainous drifts. Alter six
hours exposure to the cold and cutting wind, he
succeeded in reaching the city in a famished con
dition, and one of the negroes was found to be
severely frozen. Tbeproperrcmedieawereqnlckly
applied, and he Is now out of danger.
PROBABLY PATAL.
On Saturday afternoon a lady and two children,
royagtvre on the Michigan Southern train, which
was snowed up on Friday night, arrived at the
City Hotel, badly frozen. The woman was very
severely frosted and last evening was in a very
dangerous condition. Several medical men are
attending her, and it Is doubtful whether she will
recover, as she has been seized with convulsions.
Insensible.
George A. Hamilton, of the firm of Bamhcr and
Co n No. 182 Lake street, was seized on Friday
afternoon with a fit of giddiness while passing
along Lake street, near the store. He was restored
to the normal .condition only after much trouble,
and was taken home In a back.
7BOZEN ANtXALS.
Twenty-four car loads of hogs and cattle tn route
for this city via the Burlington Railroad, reached
Harlem on’Thnrsday night, when the storm in Its
fury struck them, and they have since remained
snowed up. It was reported yesterday that tolly
one-halftne hogs had perished, and the balance
were fret freezing to death. A train was yester
day dispatched to bring them In. . „
Apod/ housed in a stable near the city limits
In the west Division, was frozen as he lay on the
floor. He was dragged into the kitchen, and being
well rubbed, was brought to: his feet were found
to be frozen. At last accounts ho was in the wash
bouse, eating out of the wash tnb, with a huge
fire In the furnace to keep him warm.
Apoppy was frozen to death atNo.Bol State
street, while lying in what would bo considered a
good, warm place,
tub soldier's home.
The Jeff. Davis organ In Its Issue of yesterday
indulged in a long rnodomontade, which, in the
moat pathetic and heart-rending style, gave an ac
count of the alleged privation and suffering of
several soldiers who had been denied admittance
to the Soldiers’Home. The whole story, founded
on a slight misconstruction of the Diets by the
Argus-eyed reporter, was evidently gotten np to
tbe prejudice of the soldiers’ Home. The facts are
substantially these: Oh Friday afternoon James
Allen (said by thesecesh organ to have been denied
admittance) came to the Home in company with a
fellow soldier of the 13th 111. cavalry, and com
plained that be was seriously ill. The Superinten
dent received both of them, and immediately
sent for a medical man, who came and
administered' medicines to Allen. His corn
companion shortly afterwards went oat and re
turned with two more soldiers of the same regl
jnent. Thesewerealsorecelvedandaronowstop
pfnt> there. Tbe same evening LlenU.E. A. Hart
bTt. WcCuller, B. E. Ralne, J. E. Cochrane and.
3L F. Held, all belonging to the 12th'IUinois, came
to the Borne, bringing with them H. C. Choose,
also of the same raiment, who complained of
being sick. They t cere received and fur
nished with food and lodging. A phy
sician was summoned for Cbonse, who
is now lying HI, suffering with rheumatism. On
Thursday night some fifteen or twenty soldiers
came from the theatre and demanded.admittance.
The Superintendent questioned them and learned
that they belonged to Camp Donglas. He then in
formed them that this was not the place for Camp
Donglas soldiers and they had better procure
lodgings elsewhere,which they did. Two other sol
diers came In shortly afterwards and stating
that it was Impossible •to gfct to camp
pnrt that they were out of money, he
took them in and provided them
them with lodging and breakfast The Superin
tendent has no knowledge of having seen Cheney
at any time. If he presented himself at the Home,
he gave no name nor specified the regiment ho be
longed to. A great number of the soldiers, from
camps Donglas and Fry, while spreelng it In the
eity, have presented themselves at tbe Home, and
tbe Superintendent invariably tells them they had
better seek lodgings elsewhere, as the Home was
intended cxdcslvejy for those passing through the
city, and not for those quartered here, unless in
distress, and if they cannot obtain lodgings to
come back and he will strive to make them as
comfortable as possible. Last night tbe Home was
filled, every bed and lounge being occupied, and
several were compelled to sit np all night. Seven
members of the ivth HI. cavalry stopped at tbe
Home last night . „,
In order to make out If possible a strong case of
cruelty against tbe Home, some parties last even
ing, drove down in a hack accompanied by a civil
ian, whose figure bead was omamenteo with a
regulation cap, and whose bauds were terribly
frozen. Arrivlngat the Home, the door was open
ed, tbe pi*™ thrust in and tbe occupants of tbe
back drove offwithoutevcrutterfnga word. The
Superintendent questioned his new accession, and
learned that he was no soldier, belonged to no
regiment, and was merely a citizen. He was com
fortably taken care of. The occupants of the hack
are supposed to be emlsaries from tbe Jeff Davis
organ.
Ms Tcrsn question.
To add to the dreadful suffering which this piti
less storm has inflicted on the poor and needy, it
was rumored yesterday that the coal dealers had
Sot np the price of coal three dollars per ton, thus
ebaning from them in this thoir 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 the
season. For the honor of Chicago, we are glad
that there are none among the much abused class
of coal dealers, who would deliberately advance
the price of coal to such an extent as to prevent
the orphans and widows of deceased soldiers, and
the wives and families of those who have gone to
fight our battles, from obtaining the only article,
which can keep body and soul together in the dead
of winter.
Sailboat Accident.—An engine belong
ing to the Northwestern Baflroad Company rah off
the track yesterday and fell into tbo ditch, at Boat
jaaa’a lumber yard, near Randolph street,
SOLDIERS’ RELIEF SOCIETY.
Beinilar Meeting—Beporta of Destitu
tion and Suffering —An Appeal
to onr Humane t citizens.
The regular •weekly meeting of the Soldiers’ Re* ]
lief Society was hold on Saturday afternoon, in the i
rooms of the War Committee. "Fifteen ladies
were present. The chair was occupied by the
President, Mrs. A. H. Ilogc. i
The minutes of the last meeting were read and
approved. 1
Mrs. Goodrich reported that she had performed ,
the duly assigned her, by Informing Mrs. Edgerton
of her election aa Matron, who has accepted, and
entered npon her dnlics at the Depository of tho
Society, at No. 73# State street.
Mrs. Ilofie reported that the Executive Commit
tees hdd a meeting at the Y.M.C. A. Rooms ac
cording to appointment at the last meeting—that
tho Y. M. C. A. have only about $3,000
to rely upon for supplying the poor at* large—that
this will need to he largely increased, and that
they will depend largely npon tho Church- collec
tions to bo taken up early in January. A.commlt
tee was appointed at that meeting to confer with
the War Committees of the different Societies, for
relieving the poor, to ascertain whether there can
not he some organized systematic combination of
all the Societies, In order that tho work conld be
accomplished thoroughly, and completely.
The question was discussed, as to what roles
should govern tho drawing of orders for tho pay
ment of rent, etc., for poor families. It was, on
motion, decided, that the lady visitors he request
ed u> write onl a statement of the case, naming the
urgent wants of the families, after a careful inve£
thStionof the case, riving the name of the head
of the family, time ox enlistment, number of regi
ment, and place of residence of the family, and re
fer the statement to the gentleman in charge at the
Tonne Men's Christian Association Booms, who
will decide upon-the case, according to his record
kent by that association. In urgent cases, where
the families really need Immediate aid. the can
vanvasser will give an order npon the depositary
for each articles as may ho in store, or upon the
Y M. C. A, Treasurer, where rent is to bo paid to
prevent a family from being turned out into the
Bt The?r. M. C, A. have a record of the names, cir
cumstances, &c., of many of those families, and it
is to prevent imposition as well as to deal justly
with the deserving poor, that this plan has been
reported that she had canvassed
the district assigned her—west of Reuben Streep
between Randolph and Van Boren, and collected
&0 in two days, for the relief otsoldiers’ families.
Mrs. n. Sayre presented two dozen more books
for canvassers, making sixty in all, donated hr
Munson & Skinner,andthe covers printed by Beach
& Barnard—as a donation. Thanks tendered.
Several of tho ladles present reported heart
rending cases of destitution and suffering that they
knowof, which demanded immediate attention
some without fuel, others tnmed into the streets
because they were unable to pay their rent. &c. ,
The Depository, at 78# State street, City Rail
way Block, has been in operation hat two days,
xet, the matron, Mrs. Edgerton, presented a fist
which was read to the meeting, embracing tho
names, location, and demands made by about one
hundred soldiers’ families, that have there applied
for aid. Many of them are destitute of fuel, others
of clothing and bedding sntliclent to keep them
from suffering: very many of them are without
flour, meat, or vegetables. There were hut about
a dozen ladles present, some of whom, as tho list
was read, were moved to tears because of their In
ability to relieve the suffering poor, who came
there demanding help. Each lady present volun
teered to visit certain families which were assigned
to them; yet there are a majority of them for whom
nothing can he done for some days, unless oar
noble hearted citizens come to their relief.
A few ladies have organized themselves into' a
society for the relief or soldiers’ families: have
divided the city into districts, prepared books for
canvassers, and done all In their power to get the
Society into efficient working order. Bat there
have but few ladles volunteered to visit soldiers’
families, or to canvass business districts to solicit
for them, and consequently little has been done
except to get ready to work. This work of prepa
ration should have commenced three months. In
stead of three weeks ago. But now is no time
to say what “might have been.” The winter is
npon as—the most severe that has been experi
enced for several years. Scores and.hnndreds of
destitute and suffering poor women and children,
dally flock to the Depository in quest of aid, uud
come away with heavy hearts, because the Society
has no means for supplying them.
Citizens of Chicago—you whose loyalty, and lib
erality has never peon questioned, can yon with |
tranquil mind cojoy your comfortable home or '
place of business when you know that the families
of those who are battling In the army to secure
Sou all you enjoy, are suffering hero at yonr very
oor. In the city!—and when you know that you
can relieve them without making 'any sacrifice ?
Then let the supplies flow into the Depository,
freely, and »iihovt delay. Bet every hnsluess man
who takes any interest in the welfare of our sol
diers, or their families, send something to the Sol
dlere'e Family Depository, No. 73# State street,
for their relief, at once. Those who wish to con
tribute fuel, will send to Mrs. Edgerton, at tho De
pository an order npon any coal or wood yard for
the amount they will rive to the soldiers’ famUlea.
Others may send bedding or clothing, or orders
for them. Grocers may In like manner designate
what they will supply. Cash Is always acceptable,
and will he inaiciously expended. Anyartlcle
that can bo uee<l by families will ho as gratefully
received as the cash.
Send in these donations without waiting for onfi
another. They will he duly registered, and every
contributor can, If they desire, see where every
dollar’s worth has been appropriated. While oor
citizens wait for one another,* the poor are suffer
ing and dying from the want of necessaries of life
that thousands of them can snpply from their
abundance I Attend to this matter today I
SOLDIERS’ HOME.
Regular Bleetlnsr of the Board of Di*
* rectors. Report* of Contributions,
Notwithstanding the weatherwas intensely cold,
—the thermometer indicating 16 © below zero a full
baker’s dozen of the soldier’s lady friends, were at
the meeting, and as there were no cars running,
those who came from a distance, as several of
them did, manifested their wllllngnees-to make a
sacrifice for the Soldiers’ Borne.
The Superintendent presented his weekly report,
which showed ISO arrivals, 168 departures, and 18
remaining. Meals furnished during the week
1138; lodgings 376.
The following Tetter which was read, explains
tseif:
Chicago, Jany. Ist. 18C1*
Tnos. B. Bur ax. Esq,
Prcst. Soldiers Home.
2)eab StuAt a convention of Route Mail
Agents of the North-West, convened tn this city a
short time since, it was resolved to raise a fund
by donations from its members, to defray the In
cidental expenses of the convention; and the sur
plus, if any. was to be donated to the Soldier’s
Home of Chicago. In accordance with that re
solve, enclosed please find $35.
The amount is lees than we had hoped to make
It, bnt nevertheless, small as It is, we trust that it
will gladen tbc heart and minister to the wants of
someone or more of those noble soldiers who
have periled life and suffered health in the glori
ous struggle for the preservation of the Union—
the Constitution nod the laws—and for tbc honor
of that old Bag that has been, and still must be re
’ epccted at home and abroad. .
Very respectful!/ yours, £d
Barbisok Pass,
Wx. 11. Dunn,
Wx. F. DeWolp.
Committee.
Mr. Tucker, of the Briggs House contributed
SIOO.
Mrs. n/L* Bristol reported $30.00 collected, of
which siv was from the Clyboorno Bridge Distil
lery, accompanied by an eloquent and encouraging
letter from Jos. B. Smith.
Mrs. W. F. Myrick reports sl6.
Mrs. O. E. Dosmer. s2l.
Mrs. C. W. Andrews, $45.
Mrs. A. Tolman, sll,U>.
Mrs. 11. Sayers returns from South Water street,
$40.25; from the Stewart House, 13J0—making the
total amount collected by this indefatigable work
er S6OO. •
Mrs. E, Pearce collected from the Adams House
$49.
Mrs. Bcgenhardt, sl3.
Mrs, R. C. Greer. SB.
Mrs. J. H. Bird, $16.60.
Mrs. J. B. Bradwell, $50.00.
Mrs. Ada Bradwel), s6l.
Mrs. J. C. Fargo, $9.60.
From F. Millard, Milford, Wls., sl.
Total amount reported at this meeting, $509. -
On motion, Mrs. Archibald Clyboorno was added
to the Board of Managers.
On motion, the Publishing Committee were in
strutted to describe the new fac-simile of the
President’s Emancipation Proclamation, just is
sued, that the public need not be imposed upon by
venders of the Proclamation published In other
forms, by private individuals.
Mrs. Loomis, Mrs. Sayers and Mrs. Eosmer,
were appointed as the visiting committee for the
ensuing week.
An announcement was made bya gentleman rep
resenting Robblnsou & Howes’ Circus, that the
benefit entertainment will be given by the Circus
Company on Friday night of next week.
ThcßoardadjonrncdtomectnextFrlday after
noon at 2 o’clock, at the Soldiers’ Home, at which
time every canvasser is requested to be present.
OPENING OF TURNER’S HALL.
nestings on Thnrsdav Last—l>e<!Uca<
* . tory Exercise*,
According to announcement made in our col
umns, the dedicatory ceremonies of the new hall
of the Tvrurjtrmeinde or “German Turner’s As
sociation,” were held on Thursday afternoon, at
their new hall on North Clark street. The edifice
is an imposing structure erected by 'Messrs.
Schmidt & Katz after plans designed by A. Bauer,
and cost exceeding SIB,OOO. The hall was beauti
fully festooned with flowers and evergreens, and
apropriatcly draped with national colors. Not
withstanding the inclemency of the weather, and
the fact that the snow had laid an embargo upon
travel, there was a goodly gathering of the Tom
er’s of the dty and a fair representation from sim
ilar organizations in other cities, comfortably fill
ing the largo room now for the first time thrown
open to the public. We noticed also a large num
ber of our prominent German citizens participating
in the novel inauguration ceremonies. Of coarse
excellent music and good speaking were not
wanting.
The members of (he Chicago. Tumganelndt Invi
ted guests, and pupils, assembled at noon, at Kin
zle Ball, after which they marched in procession,
headed by the Great Western Band, through the
principal streets to the new hall. After a short
vest for refreshment, the large hall was thrown open
to the Turners, their guests and friends, and the
galleries to the ladies. The members arranged
themselves in front of the platform which was oc
cupied by the speakers, representatives of the
press, dignitaries from abroad, architect, builders,
executive committee, etc. ......
The exercises were opened with the “Jubilee
by the Band, after which Hr. Bauer, the
architect, formally delivered the keys of the build
ing to the Superintendent, Joseph Hahn, who in
turn handed them over to Mr. weldlnger. Mr.
Weidlneer, In behalf of the Executive Committee,
accepted them in a brief address, which was well
leteWed and enthusiastically applauded.
Madame Albertina Eenkell, a German actress of
merit, read the opening prologue, composed ex
.presdylorthls occasion or Casper Buts, Earn, of
Chicago. Madame Kenkell’B effort was received
with great favor, and at its .close she wag highly
compnmated by the demonstrative audience.
Wm. Rapp, Esq., editor of the Illinois Stoats
Zeitunff, 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 patrlotlnn of the Turners, and the noble
stand taken by them in the suppression of the re
bellion. „ ..
Mr A.'Fdnger, an actor from the German thea
tre, then recited with much enthusiasm, poetry,
appropriate to the occasion, written by O. von
The exercises were terminated by singing, and
music by the band. . , „
Upod the whole the ceremonies were eminently
satisfactory, and. had not the elements conspired
to render such a consummation impossible, the
the vast frwii would have been filled to overflowing.
The members of the Chicago Turngemelnde are
entitled to great credit for their efforts to bring,
this enterprise to a successful conclusion. At the
breaking out of the rebellion, this membership was
large, but so many of the younger 'and more influ
ential members became imboeowith martial spirit
and enlisted, that until within the last fewmonths
the organization haa languished. The completion
of this now edifice la the successful termination of
one of the efforta to infuae new life into theordor,
and it may reasonably be cxpecUdthat it will soon
flourish with its pnatino vigor. *
- The dedicatory ceremonies were followed in the
evening by ft grand concert by tho Great Western.
Band. The following was the programme for the
occasion: . ~
J. Festival Overture, expressly composed for
the occasion by E. Romanos. „
3. Pet Poorri, from tho opera “B Trovatore
by Verdi. • .
8. Duett for horn and flute, from the opera
“lightning" by Ualcvey.
4. Festival March, with song, exnreaaly com
>cpcd for this occasion—music by T- Freising;
ext by Henry Binder. . „ .
C, Overture from the opera “Martha by
Hotew. • _ _ ,
0. Air and chorus from the opera The Bob
bers” by Verdi. . , . .
7. Cavatina for bom and flute, composed for tho
occasion by T. Freising.
0. Grand German national Pot Poorri, by
Thomas.
Alter the concert a sumptuous lunch was laid
which was freely served unlit long after midnight.
THE PRESIDENT’S PROCLAMATION.
Tbe Facsimile Published for the Ben
efit of Uto Soldiers 9 Uome-How to
tell tlie Genuine.
As several publications of the Proclamation are
in the market, and purchasers may desire to know
bow to tell which is thegennine, the Publishing
Committee of tho Home deem It beat to state that
the original manuscript is owned by the Soldiers*
Home, and that Fac Similes of that Instrument
can only be published under the copyright—owned
by Thos. B, Bryan, the netavails being donated to
the Soldier's Hone. A perfect fac simile has been
lithographed for ns, not only of the Proclamation,
but oleo of tho President's autograph letter which
accompanied it, and at onr instance this genuine
fee simile Is authenticated by the certificate of Mr.
Bryan on the face of each copy, which with the
Soldier's Home motto—the ooddess of Liberty—
and the Proclamation seal, will establish Its gen
uineness beyond all doubt.
Let every purchaser, therefore, see that the copy
offered him is a fac simile of President Lincoln's
autograph Proclamation and uranic, that it is so
certified, that le duly stamped with the Proclama
tion seal, and contains the above device and mot
to of the Soldier's Home, the whole forming a
large and beantlftil engraving, tinted and orna
mented with a small portrait of the author.
For the petty anm of two dollars ($2) every citizen
can procure this document of enduring value, and
at the same time aid in the erection and maintain
ance of a permanent home for sick and disabled
soldiers.. Duly qualified agents will be appointed
to canvass for tne foe simifo which’ contains a
blank for tho name of the purchaser that It may be
retained as an heir-loom by his children.
(Signed) Mbs. O. E. Hosnbb,
Chairman of the Publishing Committee.
The Late General Corcoran—The Fe
nian Bbotbebbood in Chicago—Resolution*.—
At the regular meeting of the Chicago Circle of the
Fenian Brotherhood, on Tuesday the 80th of De
cember, the following resolutions In connection
with the death of General Corcoran, were unani
mously adopted t
"Whzbeas, It hath pleased God to remove from
na our beloved Central Councillor, General Micha
el Corcoran,
Iteirtved-, That whilst we accept this dispensa
tion in humility of spirit, we regard Us death as a
severe loss to tne cause of Irish nationality, and
that we redouble onr energy, onr patience and our
determination, to further the noble work In which
his mind was so thoroughly engrossed, and where
we feel his spirit will he still with ns.
Sacitedy That, although Genera] Corcoran has
not lived to act a part in the swiftly approaching
Irish Revolution, yet he has in that infinitely more
laborious and difficult work, pre-organization, en
titled himself to to the great and lasting esteem of
ail Irishmen.
Resolved. That tho Halted Stales baa lost in
him a careful, comcientloua and scientific officer,
his division a kind and lost commander, hi*
friends a delicate, generous neartod and chlvalric
Irishman.
Jleeolred, That a copy of these resolutions be
forwarded to the widow of our late brother, and
that we tender to her onr respectful and warm
sympathy.
I. C. R. R. Engineers* Strike roa Higher
Wages.—On Thursday last, the principal locomo
tive engineers on the I. C. R. R. appointed a meet
ing to wait npon Supt. Arthur, demanding an ad
vance of wages, and the repeal or modification of
certain rules enforced by the Company concerning
the running of trains. The following Is the reply
to their petition:
Illinois Central Railroad Company, )
General Superintendent's Oppxce, > .
Chicago, Dec. 81,1863, )
Geo. Jackson, Esq., J.M. Cook, Esq., B. 0. How
ard, Esq., Committee of the Engineers L C.S.
It. Co.:
Gentlemen : I have the petition signed by all
of the engineers on the line, asking an advance in
wages, as as well as other concessions.
Before receiving this Petition, In fact in Novem
ber last, 1 bad ordered Mr. Hayes: Superintendent
of Machinery, to raise the wages of Engineers from
$2.60 and SU.'O per day to SB.OO per day, and, noon
consideration of the subject, have given the orders
that yon receive that sum for every day you are
employed, and to furnish you employment every
day yon desire to work, either on your locomotives
or in the shop, and when the Company’s equip
ment will penult. Freight Engineers will be al
lowed pay for weekly lay-over (lays.
1 think this is all that justice demands. I have,
since my connection with this line, from time to
time, as justice and the ability of the Company
peimltted, raised your wages from $2,30 to|B4o
per uay. it hsa teen toy sindy, as wih as pleas
ure, at all times to look at this question with the
view of paying ail employees fair and liberal wages
for the services rendered, {which have been, I
think, above these paid on lines in this vicinity.
. l have every confidence in your attachment and
devotion to tne Interests of the Company, and feel
that if you viewed the question from the point I
do, yon would not make the demands you now
make. Standing at the head of the employees, I
have endeavored to act fairly between them and
the Company, to which the Directors have fre
quently called my attention
Every personal grievancohas received my prompt.
attention and I am sorry that you manifest such
wont of confidence In the justice and liberality of
the management as is shown in the petition re
ferred to, at a time when, without your knowledge
or request, your wages had been raised to meet the
increased cost of the necessaries of life.
Whatever course you shall pursue, permit me,
who have watched over your labors for the past
five years, to testify to the prompt, willing and pa
tient manner in which you have performed your
duties, which have frequently been very trying and
severe.
In this I am Joined by all the Directors acquaint
ed with yonr labors. -A . ,
Hoping that your want of knowledge of the In
tentions of the Company in relation to you will in
duce you to recall the petition, I am very respect
fully yours, - . w. R. Akthub,
General Superintendent.
Donations to the Refuge.—The managers
of the Erring Woman’s Refhge have received the
following donations during the months of October
and November. They return, their thanks, and
trnst that the exhibition win not'be forgotten in
future by the bcnevolentpnblic.
In Goods—K oil I e ler £ Wilkins, $5; Alber
& Sweet, $2.06: George Dudley £ Tnrcman,
$2.05; Batterle, Wells, £ Faulkner,
$2; G. C. Cook $3.25; Baker & Bros $2: Hemp
stead, Norton & Co. $4; Charles EJ Willard si;
Pcrley £ Parker $1; G. C. Garber $1.50; D. G.
Brown $1.84; Webster £ Baxter $2.75: Fnlier *
Finch $1.20; T. P. BymTScts; Glllct £ Whitney
$3; P. F. Farnum $2; Wiswell £ Day
$3; Walter Shay, one bolt cotton cloth;
Davis £ f H ‘~—cr, two holts of calico:
Davis £ Sawyer, 1 bolt flannel; Bowen Bros., 1
bolt Canton flannel, 1 bolt calico; Louis Goodman,
1 dress pattern: Richmond £ Slather, t sack pat
tern ; Wallace £ Wheeler, 1 do: NewhaH £ Green,
1 brl apples; Barbour, 1 Ibtea: George Steele,
leaf lard; Stanley, l turkey; a mend, 2 Tbs cof
fee ; New England Mills, l sack meal; J* McAllis
ter, 1 brl flour: a friend, #bn onions; P. P. Stew
art, 1 large coal stove; J. Sollitt, 1 load kindling
wood; Cant. Bpratt, 1# cords wood; O. DeOlerq,
v do: O. M. Oolt £ Co, K do; T.'Buckley, 3tf do;
M. D. Down, yi do; Campbell £ Bailey, H do; S.
B..WiUlams,l ton coal: Waldron £ Ormsbytfdo;
T. R. Clark, K do; A. K. Clark, X do. . _ ,
In Cash-- J. C. Mitchcl, $2; Wm. McKindley,
S2:O.T, Conner, st; L. C. Huntingdon,sl; T.
F. Craig, $1; F. Mosley, $2; John Boers, $1; J.
J. Simmons, $1 ; Jerome Bcechan $2; J. W.
Pratt, 60c: C. G. Wicser, $1; H. W. Hinsdale,
tl; 0. S. Ingraham, si; C. Briggs, 2*.: C. Rice,
I; G. McElwain, $1; L. Nowunf $1; H. H.
BlackaU, $1; Franklin Gilmer, $1; H. Sayer, $2 *,
W. D. Harris, $2; J. H. Dunham, $2; E.H. Sar
gent, $1; Alex. Bentiy, 60c; P. Taylor, $2. Total,
$32.00.
Bridge's Chicago Battery.—A recrniHng
party, consisting of Sergeants Alphonse 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 the battle of Chick
amanga, 'and return to Chicago now for the first
time since 1861.
This battery has won a golden record in front of
Chattanooga, as will be seen by the following copy
of a communication, dated Blair’s Cross Roads,
East Tennessee, December 31, from Major General
Granger, to Governor Tates, famished as by Ser
geant Potter. ’ They require bnt thirty men:
Hon. Richard Tates:
Sir: A recruiting party, under charge of Serat.
A. W. Potter, has been 4etailed from Brydgo’s
Battery, Illinois Light Artillery,* belonging tothls
corns, and isjiow tn route for yoor State.
. This battefr is an excellent one, and did signal
service daring the late operations in front of Chat
tanooga, and in the battle of Mission Ridge.
It would be a well deserved compliment to tbe
battery to fill its ranks to tbe fall quota. I am
confident it will reflect honor, by its services, upon
your State.l
It would nave afforded me much pleasure to have
placed this party In charge orono of tbe commis
sioned officers of the battery, and would have done
so, bad notthonatnre of the service here demanded
their presence at their post. If, however, the de
mands of the service will at any future time, be
fore the Stb of January, 1564, allow of the detail of
each officer, it will bo made.
Reobutitno fob Colored Eqediekts.—
The work of recruiting for the First Regiment of
Colored Volunteers for the State of Illinois, is
progressing quite satisfactorily. Besides those
who have gone forward, there are now 56 or 57
colored men awaiting transportation to headquar
ters. Eleven of those were recruited on Saturday.
The colored men are stepping forward with be
coming alacrity to take their places In the ranks of
the defenders of their freedom.
Death from Asphyxia.— Justice Do Wolf
held an inquest upon the body of Isaac J. Hall, at
100 Rush street. It appears that the deceased died
from suffocation, caused by blowing out the gas
when he retired, and falling to tom it off after
wards, the gas escaped into the room, vitiating
the air causing hid death. Hr. Hall was from Ken
tucky, andbad a girl about five years old wltli
hi™. The verdict of the Coroner’s Jury wanthat
ho died from suffocation, attaching no blame to
anypoxson. .
Mercantile Association*—Annual Mebt
"d7o.—The annual meeting of the Mercantile Asso
ciation will be held this (Monday) evening in tbe
rooms of the Association. After the transaction
of ordinal business, officers will be elected to
serve dpr&g the ensuing year. The Association
will then adjourn to the Tremont House, where a
banquet will ho provided for the members and in
vited guests.
Robberies. —Thomas Williams and James
Cleary were arraigned at the Police Court on Sat
urday morning, on a charge of robbery; they were
held in the sum of SSO J to appear at the Recorder’s
Court.
A colored man, who gave his name as Elijah
Parker, was also charged with the robbery of
goods from James Vaughan; be was held in S7OO
to the Recorders Court.
That Large Pare op Glass.—The mon
strous glass for the Wheeler & Wilson Store win-,
dow is being transported all the way from New
York upon a platform car. It was undertaken to
put it into an ordinary car and found quite impos
sible.
South Side Property.—Luther Haven has
sold to Wm. H. Van Epps, President of the Illi
nois State Agricultural Society, 76 feet front on
Michigan Avenue, near the corner of ISth (Old)
street, for $6,0C0. Mr. Yah Epps win improve tha
purchase at an expenditure of SIO,OOO.
• TJ. L. A.—The delegate from this Congres
sional District will mako a report of the doings of
the national Council, recently held at Washington,
on Monday evening at Warner’s Ball.
Fit.es.—At 8 o’clock on Friday evening, a
a fire occurred at the coal yard of Silverman Jb Co.
at Randolph street bridge, caused by spontaneous
combustion. Damage slight.
At 8 o’clock on Friday afternoon, a Arc broke
cut In a two story frame dwelling on the corner of
Sherman and Jackson street, occupied by Mm. B.
Moore. Damaged to the extent of £2OO. In their
endcavcrsto extinguish this lire. Chief Engineer
Harris and several of the firemen were cona.dera
bly Ci ozen. The Chief Lad his ears badly damaged.
On Saturday morning at 8 o'clock, a two-story
frame building. No. 3 River street, occupied as a
saloon and boarding house, caught fire, but was
extinguished with hut small damage.
Fir*. —An incipient conflagration Was dis
covered about 11 o’clock last evening ins small
firry store on the cast side of Clark street, be
tween Madison and Monroe. It was extinguished
before the arrival ot the engines. The damage
done was slight. .
ACbazt Man Attempts Suicide.—Yes
terday afternoon word was brought to the Armory
that one Frank Sherman, a railroad engineer,
wbllq in a fit of insanity was endeavoring to bleed
himself to death, having opened a vein In bis
right arm. Two police officer* immediately started
for his residence. On arriving there they found
the in a perfect paroxysm of frenzy, while the
life blood was fast oozing from where he had ent
open the vein. In the attempt to seize him the
•man became more ‘furious and with a vigorous
blow, be ralscda ‘‘mouse,*’ a la Heerun and
King, over one of the officer's eyes. After consi
derable straggling the man was secured and
brought to the Armory, when a physician was sent
for to sew np the wound. It Is supposed that
Sherman was laboring under tho effect of (librium
tremens. produced by excessive drinking.
Difficult Navigation.—The propeller S.
D, Caldwell, early yesterday morning, left her
moorings in the river just above Madison street
bridge and made her way slowly down the river.
A force of men were employed in breaking the Ice
in front, and by dint of hard work they succeeded
in clearing a way for her as far as Lake street by
night fell. Randolph street bridge was kept open
the greater portion of the afternoon. It Is said
that her owners intend to take her to Milwaukee to
ply during the winter from that port to Grand Ha
ven. The undertaking is a perilous one and will
be expensive, as from present appearances it will
cost half the worth of the vessel to got her out of
the Chicago River.
Revival Meetings—Addresses Tins even
lug.—There ore revival meetings In progress held
every evening at the rooms of the Young Men's
Christian Association. This evening Bev. C. C.
McCabe will be present, who as Chaplain of the
the ]32sd Ohio regiment, has been a prisoner for
five months in Libby Prison. He will give some
accounts ofrellgiousmoetings in Richmond among
onr men prisoners there, and also by request some
accounts of prison life there which wlUbethrill
ingly interesting.
A Sthat.—A little girl just arrived In
Chicago in company with.’ her aunt from Cleve
land, got on the Randolph street cars yesterday
and missed her protector. She is ahont ten years
old, and says her aunt's name Is Burroughs, The
stray is being cared for by Mr. Biyon, on Randolph
'» treet, dose to Union Park. .
Union League.—The State delegate to the
National Conndl, lately hdd at Washington, will
make a report of the proceedings in that Connell
on Monday evening, the 4th instant, at Warner’s
Hall. All the Connells of the city and county are
desired to he present.
H. Fanntleroy, Esq., will also deliver on that oc
casion an original poem.
AMUSEMENTS.
Tun Gottsciulk-Bbignoli Congest.—The
storm, an account of which is narrated at length
In another column, deprived our citizens of the
rare musical treat which had been advertised for
their benefit to come off on Saturday night. Gotts
chalk, and a portion of his tronpe, were snowed
In at Harvard, on the Northwestern road, while
the rest of the tronpe was equally unfortunately
situated at Milwaukee. The concert for Saturday
evening, was, as a matter of course, postponed,
and will be given on-Monday evening. The pro
gramme advertised for Saturday evening win be
the one for Monday evening. It Is selected with
excellent taste, and embraces “the Carnival of
Venice,” by Gotta chalk; the famous ** Shadow
Air,” from Dlnorah, hy MTle Cordler; serenade
from Don Paaqaale, by Brignoli; Sounds from
Home, by Patti, onlbls violin; romanza,from the
popular new opera of Fanst, by Brignoli; OJes
OieoUos Penza, by Gottschalk pod Behrens; a
grand duet from T-fo* di Chamounlx, by M’lle Cor
dler and Brignoli, and some five or six other
equally good compositions. The tickets sold and
seats selected for Saturday’s concert will he good
for Monday evening.
Tickets purchased for Saturday may be exchang
ed for Monday, or the money will he reftmded,
this day, at H. M. Higgins music store.
. McVickkb’s Theatbe.—Miss Laura Keene, one
of the beat known and most popular actresses in
the country, commences an engagement at McYlck
er’s Theatre this evening, and will appear as Miss
Bardcastle, in the sterling comedy of She Stoops
to Conquer. Mies Keene brings with her from her
New York company, Mr. Peters and Mr. Lenlck,
who wUI personate Tony Lnmpkln and Young
Barlow. The manager does well in introducing
this das of theatrical entertainments, and we trust
he will a liberal countenance from the
public. »
The Cibctjb.—At Robinson A Howes* Circus
several sew stars will appear—Monteverdi, the
contortionist; Borrows and Kelley, the acrobats;
Master Gonzales, the Chilian sprite, together with
Robinson, the great rider, Dan Castillo, and other
popular members of the company. On Friday next
the management devote the proceeds of the enter;
tainment to the benefit of the Permanent Soldiers’
Home.
Acadzxt or Music.—Arlington £ Co.’s Min
strels offer an excellent bill to-night. It includes
New Year’s Calls, Mesmerism Outdone, Love’s
Labor Lost, the Three Conscripts, with a large va
riety of popular songs,'dances'£c;
New Opera House.—Sam Gardner’s new opera
troupe, at Kingsbury Hall, is drawing well. The
programmed are selected with taste and all who
grf there seem delighted. Go and see them.
Yabietixs.—The Varieties Is getting Us fall
share of public consideration. The fan is more
than equivalent to the price you pay.
Card of Thank*,
The undersigned in behalf of the Michigan Cen
tral Railroad, takes this method of expressing
thanks to the officers of the Michigan Southern
Road, for timely assistance tendered to the pas
sengers of the Michigan Central train, at the
u crossing" on Friday. Also to the officers of the
Illinois Central Railroad, for valuable assistance,
especially Mr. Hayes and Mr. Morrow for engines.'
and Mr. Scovill and Mr. Kellogg for material aid
with men.
H. E. Sahozst, Gen. Agent.
LOCAL MATTERS.
What the Hon. J O. Nixon, editor and
propnetorof the New Orleans Crescent, says of
Dr. James, formerly of James’ Lock Hospital. Cus
tom House street, New Orleans. La,, established
in 1650, and now of 86Raudelph street, Chicago,
HI.:
From the N. 0. Crescent, March 3,1361.
*‘Db. James.—Of all the medical practitioners
who have chosen a special class of human ailment
for their study we know of no one who has been
more uniformly successful, or who has become
more justly celebrated, than Dr. James, whose ap
partments are nt No. ?2 Custom House street.—
years ago, with a fall practical knowledge of med
icine in general, he singled oat one of those hydras
of human infirmity which general practiclouera so
rarely cope with! successfully, and, by saiduous
study, a persevering research into the remotest
penetralia of this particular branch of his science,
and the most careful and * extended practice, he
made himself the Hercules of the hvdria, and thou
sands of both sexes t in all parts of the world, now
know him or remember him with the slncerest
gratitude ; for Dr. James’ celebrity is not confined
to New Orleans, or Louisiana, ortbe United States,
but exists throughout Europe. As a general thing
he is infallible, and those who may come within
theiangeofhistTeatment may call uponhimuot
only with the hope, but with the assurance of be
ing restored to health and happiness."
Dr. James, specialist in the treatment of all
chronic, mercurial, scrofulous, blood and skin dis
eases, and diseases of a private nature, cures them
without mercury, iodide potassil, arsenic, or any
poison, bnt a neutralizer for all entoneou*, conta
gious diseases. Organic weakness, brought ou by
excess, abuse of the system, or entailed heredita
ry, producing nervousness, depression, irritability,
with all Its deplorable train of symptoms,
treated and full vigor restored by an InfrUble
method.
Dr. James is now located permanently at 83 Ran
dolph street, Chicago, HL
Dr. James has been practicing in the above spe
ciality in New Orleans fifteen years—thirteen fears
conducting one of the larecathospitals in the Uni
ted States, in this speciality—for the lost three
years in this city, (Chicago.)
In the last fifteen years Or. James has had the
largest and most snccesefhl practice in diseases of
a private nature, of any physician In the United
States.
Dr. James is responsible and reliable, and his
testimonials are from honorable and scientific
sources.
Delicacy proventa the publication of names of
persons successfully treated, or thousands could
be produced—many of this city.
Remember Dr. James’ office and parlors are 83
Randolph, between State and Dearborn streets,
Chicago, HI. All professional interviews private
and confidential. JawSWt
539" Hon se and Sign Painting, Calcimlnlng,
Glazing, Ac. Paper Hangings and Window Shades
wholesale and retail at New Tork prices.
F. E. Riobt, 89 Randolph street.
Box 5968. dec!s-8593-lm
Go to the Best—Go to Bryant & Stratton’s
Chicago Commercial College, to get a thorough
practical business education. For circulars ad
dress (enclosing stamps) Bbtakt & Stiuttok,
Chicago, minoS.
pP"DUeaaeaoftbeNervoaa, Seminal. Urinary
and Sexual Systems—new and reliable treatmen—
In reports of the Howard Association—sent by until
in sealed letter envelopes, free of charge. Address
Dr. J. SkUlin Houghton, Howard Association, Ho,
i Sooth Hlnth street, Philadelphia, Pa.
n029-riSft-Sm
prr-Thft patrons and friends of the Illinois
School of Trade, J, Dyhrcnfurth Principal, and the
commercial community generally, are Invited to
obtain the new catalogue of that School, contain
ing a lucid exposition of its character, subjects, and
method of instruction, and its progress and suc
cess since its establishment, . jnl-fsQl*2t-f & m
Asthma.
It is useless to describe the tortures of Spas
modic Asthma, Those who have suffered from its
distressing paroxysms know full well what It Is.
Jo?as Whitcomb's Remedy, prepared by Joseph
Burnett «t Co., Tremont street, Boston, has seldom
failed to afford Immediate relief! even in the most
severe cases, and frequently it has effected a per
manent cure, Sold everywhere,
Jau4-t529-3t-mw£f- & 11w.
Wasted.— A treasurer in a light, genteel manu
facturing business in this city, who will be willing
to invest |5,000 cash in the business, and also bo
wilting to devote six or seven hours’ time daily in
looking after the business, hands, <fcc. To any
person who can give good reference, a salary of
ia OCO per year will bo given. Apply until next
Wednesday 4 p. m. from 10 to 4 o’clock any day, at
the Briggs House, room s'!. . jantjtsl3l£.
The Doniaetlc Dyes
prepared by Geo. H. Reed & Co., offer the
simplest and moat perfect means of dyeing house
hold apparel ever presented to the public. They
embrace 40 different shades, and include all tho
new and fashionable colors, and are perfectly fast.
Samples on silk and wool can be seen and the
colors procured of the druggists.
ja3-t:2C-£l-rw&r
MARRIED
Id thin clly, on the Slat ult. atSt Patrick'*
hr the Vetr’ECT. Vr. Dunn, V. 3Ir.RJR.Kii,
lIcEONALD, of this cur, mail Uin M.,
f IdCft dacghter of Z. C. Bailer, Esc., of Grand Be
Tocr. Oele County, Illinois. No cards issued.
Id West Chicago, on the Is* lost., by Her. Arsa
BrcwJ*. Mr. WilLiaM DO (TER ELL sad Miss MAR
THA .OELAKO.
In ibis city, onlheC9ib nil., by W. w. Errrts Mr.
CHARLES A. DDPEE and Mira JEN ME WELLS.
CntbefOh nil., by the same. Rot. G. WRKN and
MireE.K. EVERTS On theClst nit- by the a»me,
Mr. FKANCIb T. PIERCE and Mira CATHARINE C,
MACE. On the same dau.by the ssxnr,Mr. GBO. 5.
FIELDING and Mis* MARYC. LEU WARD.
In this eUy.oec.S7th, IS6?, by Her. J, H. Tattle,
Mr.BENJAMIN V. KASTMAN and Mira ABBIB A.
QUISBY. At the Button Hon«e. no the moraine of
Dec.39ih, by the same, Mr. ROBERT K, EVEREST
and Mrs. EMILINK It. SAXE, both of Milwaukee.
Dec. Sot h, bribe same, Mr. ROBERT CBACKELand
Miss HARRIET PATCHIET- At the Church of the
Redeemer, Dec Slat. by the same, Mr. JOHN T. LES
TER, of the firm of Lester & Cu., and Mira MART
E.SHtFGOVD. only daughter of Thomas Shergold,
Esq., allot Chicago. •
DIED.
January rd. LT CT EVERTS, youngest child of
Loct A. & B. F.Gray,aged IS* months.
Fmceral will take place to-day (Monday) at half*
P|« 2 at the residence of the parents, 503
In tWscity.at o f h!* guardian, Ron.
J. H. Woodworth, on Jan. 2 J,lf 61, of injuries received
from being thrown from a carriage. on ChrUtmaa
Bay, GILES HEMtT. .ion of thelnte Hon. Judce
Giles Spring, aged 20 year*. 2 months and 2t days.
Funeral from the First Baptist Church, on Monday
January 4tb, at 2 o'clock P. M.
In this city, on Saturday, January 2d. 1301. ANNIE
M., wife of Samuel S. Greciey,
Funeral from her lute re*tdence,til Ilfusiiale street,
on Monday, January 4th, at 2 o’clock I. M.
f- ProTideaco and Boston paper* please copy.
This city, on Doc. Slat, of consumption, FRANK
GLENN.
Pr Troypapcrg please copy.
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Detroitßzprew 6:40 p.m. 10:30 a m.
Detroit Express. 10:00p a. 10:30 p.m.
naen. cxxt., cucxshAn and Lomzraxa idol
Homing Eipreea 8:S0 a. m. HkSG p. m,
Klght Express 6;4f)p. m. 6:00 a.m.
MXCBIBAH eCPTBSSOt—DKPOT COBtlXa TAH BUBSX
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Evening Express.
Night Express...
CZNCdNATZ AXX Lun.
Union Depot, West Bide, near Hadlees Bt. Brldgo.
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Day Passenger 8:43 a.m. 9:30 pm.
Night Express 9.10 pm. 7:60 a.m.
•urbamu accommodation. 4:00 p. s. Sat’days only
Hyde Park Train 7.00 a. m. 8:20 a. m.
Hyde Park Train .12:00 a. 1:35 p m.
Hyde Park Train 6:23 p. a. 8:46 p.*oa.
yrrr*BT3kisH, joa* aroosioaao.
hfornlig Szpreeß 6:80 a. a. T3O a. m.
Night Sipreaa 6:40 p.m. 1130 a m.
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Freeport
Rockford. Klein, Fox SiTtC
and State Lina 4:00 p. cu 11:10 ft.su
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cnxcxeo ftXB st. noma
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Mall Passenger.
Might PsfßPDgee
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cocmodatlon.... 4:30 p. a. 10SB0a.sk
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CHICAGO, BUBLZHGTOH AND QCiaOT.
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CHICAGO AND KOBTHWnCTBBH—D«POT OOSSTKSSZH'
218 AND 'WXST wAmsTssara,
9:00 a. m. 6:20 a. m.
1:00 p. m. 12:55 p. m.
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Morning Passenger.
Say Express
Night Passenger...
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• Sundays excepted, t Saturdays execs ted.
Mondays cxceptod.
ffisaanteu.
VV/ ANTED—To huv out some
Tf Railroad Restaurant or Ealing House. Ad.
dresaßox 5582, Chicago. Ja4-t536St
11 j ANTED—A situation as House
*l keeper hv a woman who can furnish the host
of references. Address “ T G," Tribune eftice.
Ja4-tM3.lt
Wf ANTED—And no humbug I A
* T man from bbablt etebt towbbuxp to make
two or three hundred dollars a year without delaying
other business. Also, gentlemen wishing to change
their business will find In this a few thousand dollars
a year. Gall personally at Room J, op-atalrs. 124
Clark street, or send s ten cent stamp to Post Office
Box 5642, Chicago, XU, Ja4-t557-2t
TXTANTED—A Furnished House
T T uutlltbelalofilay. Not particular on which
side of the river. Address “G A T,” Post Office Box
5485. Ja3>tSßMt
W/^ANTED —To purchase a Horse,
T T Buggy, Harness ami Cutter second handed.
Any person having such for sale apply to J. U. MAR
SHALL. 91 South Clark street. P.O.Boxm
Ja3t533-2t
WANTED —A good, faithful
Servant Girl Id a small family to do general
housework. Apply Immediately at 319 "Wabash ave
nue, corner Congress street. Ja3dSs3t
WANTED—A good Girl to cook,
vT wash and Iron. Apply at 883 Michigan avenue,
between three and four this afternoon. Ja3 ts4t-2t
WANTED —A good Cook,
Weaberacdlroner Is a small family. Most
have pood references. Apply at 13 Willard Place,
West Division, between Randolph and Washington
streets. Ja3-t516.2t
X\T ANTED— 500 more Agents lor
¥7 Clark’s Patent IndeJUble Pencil. *75 per
month guaranteed. Send SO cents for samples, 4c.
E. p. CLARK, Box 21, Norlhamptlon, Most.
JaS-tfSC-lOt '
\\f ANTEDt—Occupants for two
f 7 pleasant rooms, with board; one suitable for
a gentleman and wife, one lor a single gentleman, at
52 Fourth avenue. Kefeieneeereqnirca. Jafrtosl-2t
WANTED —Two business men,
to engacowltb the subscriber luaresponahle
and safe, as well as tne best paying bnalneia In Chi
cago It is manufacturing. Each partner will be re
quired to Invest #S,SCO cash. The business will re
alize each party a profit of #3,000 p<?ryear, bone bat
men with smart business abilities, the cash capita),
and cood references need reply.. Address CHARLES
RALPH. Tribune office. Chicago, Dl. Ja3-tßi7-2t
WANTED —By a gentleman of
large capital, and extensive experience In the
Hardware active partner with a cash capi
tal ofslo,oto to *20,000 to engage In the Wholesale Hard
ware Trade. None need appiy who cannot givegood
reference, and whose character anti business capacity
will not bear close scrutiny. Address for three days,
with real name, and name the Place and time for an
Interview, * B w,” Trlbaneotnce. Ja3-t515-3t
WANTED —Good Agents in
every part of the West, to sell the most popu
lar Agents’ Books now published. Goo-J agents are
now making SIUO per month, send stamp tor circu
lars with lull paru<-nlars. to ROnINSON & THOMAS,
P. O. Drawer 65C0. Chicago, PI. jal US6-71
WANTED—Agents to sell an
i! aitlclefor which there Is a great deman tin
schools, and pays a large profit. Cali at Boom No. 12,.
133 South Dearborn street, or a-drees “G D,” Drawer
MSI, Chicago, 111. ’ jul-tawt
WANTED —A Partner in a
Wholesale Grocery Boose, already estab
lish* d, having an extensive acqnali ranee, and doing
a good business To an energetic business man, who
understands the Grocery trade, and has sc least
#IO,WO cash capital, this is a rare chance. Address,
with real name, “B D F,** this office. Jal-t3i3-3t .
TIT'ANTED—Agents. SIOO per
T 7 month la now being made by good Canvassers,
selling the new and splendid Steel Engraving of
PRESIDENT LINCOLN. Also. Steel Engravings
of Stephen A. Douglas*. Price, fiScentseach.orflTe
for #100; mailed In a nice tube, on receipt oforice,
to any part cf the country, by K. B. LANDON,
Agent, & Lake street, opposite Tremont Houbo,
Chicago. de3l-tl2Mm
W' ANTED—A Partner -with a
7 7 cash capital of #3OO to go Into a paying busi
ness. Address, stating where an Interview may be
had, M J F B,”Po8t Office Box 1879, Chicago, 111.
deSMMHt
WANTED. —Agents (local and
* » traveling) to sell Clack’s Improved family
Sewing Machines. Terms liberal. - Apply to S. M.
FEES»ON, IC2 Lake street, Chicago. Post Office
Box 5907. de3l-U7(Mc
W7 ANTED—By a young man
7 7 acquainted with the business, & Situation as
Book-keeper or Salesman In a hardware house. Has
been In the business for the last three years, and la
lolly competent. Would cot object to eaterasbook
keeper In some other wholesale business. Is at pres
ent employed as book-keeper, and can give good ref
erences. Address “G B S,*’ Tribune office,
dc£C-ISB9-lt .
Tv ANTED—lnformation of Thos.
7 7 Webster, a lad 12 years old, who ran away
from his home October 17th. Write to the Postmas
ter at Bulkier, Iroquois County. Any Information
concerning his whereabouts, will be most gratefully
received. deS&-t372-5t
VS/ANTED. —375 a Month.—l
• « want to hire Agents In every county at #73 a
month, expenses paid, to sell my new cheap Family
Sewing Machines. Address 6. MADISON,. Alfred,
Malnef pcZS-ogm-Sm
Vkf ANTED—Agents. SSO per
Tt month, qdil all expenses paid, or allow- a lib
eral commission for selling the LITTLE GIANT
SEWING MACHINE. Ketall price *l3. Wfl bare
Agents whose commissions average $l3O per month.
Psrtlcnlara sent free. Send for a circular. W. O.
JONFS. Aceat,P.O Prawersßs9Chicago.
defrdSfrUt*
WA If TEl)—Kecrmts to fill th(*'
Chicago Mercantile Battery. This Company
has been In tbe service near!/ on® year and a naif,
and have seen some bard service, and ate still in bot
ter condition than ever before. Quite a number of
their members bavins been promoted, we ore read/
to enlist a limited number of Urst-cl&sa men. Tbs
Battery baa Joet received new guns of tbe best In the
beta, and new equipments throughout, and have not
one man sick In camp. $lO2 bounty for new recruits
and f502 boon' / for veteran volunteers, or men who
been In tbe service over nine months. Those desir
ing to enter this branch of tbe service cannot do bet*
ter than to enlist In this company, they being under
the care of the Mercantile Association. Comeutonc
of thedraft.boys.andjoln “A Crack Battery.” Re
cruiting office in Mercantile Association Rooms, cor.
ofLakeandStalostreata, Chicago.
LIEUT. HENBmOZ,
Recrnltlng Officer.
dea&tSOMt
loathing.
BOARDING. —A few single gen
tlemen can be accommodated with rooms and
goodbosrc.ina jrivato family, where there are a
few other boarders. Also a room suitable fora gen
tleman and wife, either furnished or untarnished, at
327 SonthClark street. Jani-tMS.it
BOARDING.— A Pleasant Front
Boom to let with board In a private family at
2lt Weet Washington street. References required.
Dinner at 6 o’clock. Jaww33 2t
BOARDING.— a gentleman and
wife wish to procure board in a private family,
where there are hut few boarders, with a parlor and
bedroom adjoining—furnished or unfurnished. He
ferencta exchanged. Address P O. Box 5630. with
particulars. lal-tdlst
Host.
LOST —Between the Chicago end
St.Lonls Depot and theTremont House, alady'a
Geneva Watch, open faced, small dial, the back en
ameled and set with diamonds. Tho finder will ha
literally rewarded by leaving It at the Tre mnt
j'onsc. Jatts3i3t
■VINELAND Lands —To all
v wanting Parma.—Large and thriving settlement,
mild and healthful climate,SO miles sooth of Philadel
phia by railroad. Blch soil, produces large crops, acre
tracts at from *ls to *3O per acre, payable within fonr
years. Good hosineee openings for manufacturers and
others: churches, schools and good society. It U now
the most Improving place. East or West. Hundreds
arc settling and holloing. The beauty with which the
place la laid oat Is tmsurpaiwed. Letters answered,
papers containing reports aodgJvinir fall Information
wifi be sent free. Address Clfifl. K. LANDIS, Vino-
Und Post Office, Cumberland Jersey.
From report of Bolon Robinson, Agricultural Editor
of tho Tribune: It U one of the moaf ertenslTO fertile
tracts. In an aimosUevel position and soluble.condi
tion for pleasant farming, that wo of UdaiflQe «
the Wcwm pralrlseT ocJMTBJa
SUnusmentSs
JgRYAN HAIL.
GOTTSCHALK MD BRICNOLS
NOTICf.— Ticket* porehtsed fur Satnrdtf’a
cart may be eiehtuaee for thl* Hominy •rcidnfW
eoorert, or th,' money win be refunded this day »t u.
U. HIGOIbS’ Music Store.
10 coDsrqnrnco »f previous regalements. m>*»
60TT8CHALK. »nd BRioNOLI esa glr® on>y
ONE GRAND
Farewell Concert,
Which win (she place
Xhla Honda; Evening, Jan a ary ith,
WttXX
ULLE. ANGIOLNX CORDIBR,
810. BRIGNOLT.L. M. QOTTSCnAL*.
CARLO PATTI. AND T. BKItREN*.
Will perform tha most Brilliant and Varied Pr*.
gramme.
Admission, Including Reserved Seat?, One Dollar
Scata may be reserved,tula day.at it. M. lligrnU*
Mnslc Store. Doors open at IS ; Consrrt com non
cea at 8 o’clock. J*nl
pARDSER’S OPERA HOUSE
AT MESKIDI HAU,
(Formerly Kingsbury.)
116 Randolph Street.
Grand Opening Night. MONDAY EVENING, De
cember 2MU.
SAX GARDNER'S MINSTRELS
Will Appear a* above lu a select KTHKOpgAN
TRAVF.vtIK The programme will conUUt soma of
the choicest Rems culled from the gardens of Wrr.
Pa-rnoa and Mrsic.
Ff rpanlrnUra see programme and posters.
. et»2iccn«». Doors open at 7 P.M : commence
* isi- cw Tear’s Day at 3P. M.
McYICKER’S theatre.
on M*dlson street, between Staleaad Deartorn
Moon opes at T o’clock, curtain rU*s»fj*pracUtflyl
The manager respectfully announce* an enneo.
ment with the well-known and popular actrera *n
thorcra and manageress,
MISS LAURA KEEAE.
Who will appear In a series of Comedies, Minted hr
these popular members of her New York company,
Mil. PETEBB and MR. LENICK.
gySeats can bo secured for the entire week^jgj
The Theatre warm and comiortable.
Monday Evening, Jan. 4th, 18W, will be presented
the celebrated Comedy of
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER.
Mira ITardeastle.. .
Tcnj, Lumpkin.
Yoncg Marlow.
Gnaxn Daxcn...
To conclude with
THAT BLESSED BABY.
Several novelties in preparation.
Academy of music.
Washington Btreet.between Clark and Dearborn.
ARLINGTON, KEU.T, LEON 4 DONNIKERS
MINSTBELS.
MONDAY EVENING, Jan. 4th, and every aTCDImr
during the week, a 111 be presented tbe celebrated
Ethiopian Farce, entitled NEW TEAR'S CALLS,
with new scenery by Whylal, New Properties, New
Coatnmea. Pint week ol the Chinese Dance, The
Shanghai Brothers, 4c.
Doors open at 7 o'clock, commencing at S P. M. Ad*
mission 25 cents* Seats secured through the days)
cents. Private Boxes S3XO. Matinee on Salnnl.iv af
ternoon. Jan. 9th. commencing at S o'clocs, P. M.
JaSlbiOlW B. S. DING&33, Agent,
8:40 ft. a.
Robinson & howes’ cimm
plon-Clrcus, "Washington strsot. opposite the
Court House. Tonight ana upon every night and on
Sstnrdav afternooc.
ROBLVSON.DAS GASTELLO, and the whole of
the Great organization. Will conclude with tbe af
terpiece of tbe Mill's axd Colemax, In which will
appear the Comic Moles, Bean Backet and Broad
Gouge. On next Friday, a benefit for THE PBKMA
NFNT BOMB FOB SOLDIBItS, one half tbe receipts
will bobanded over to those who manage and direct
the Institute. Doors open at 1 o’clk. Performanceto
commence Afternoon at 2K o’clock. Nlgbu—Doors
opcoat7o’elk. Entrance at 8 o’clk. Nouxtracharse
for reserved scats. Prif ea of Admission—Dress Circle,
(all chairs) "0 cents. Chile ten. under 10 years of age,
25 cents. Social Circle, (an seats) 25 cents.
Ja3-Ussfl»
ONE, TWO, THREE, SING!
Mr. Dye will commence the second term of bis
Joveclle Singing School next SAI'URDAr MOUS
ING. January 2d, at 9 o’clock, at (bo Musical Union
Academy in thoilothodlst Church Block Ho will
tommrncc hU Adult Sloping SchoM next TUESDAY
EVENING, at * o’clock, in tbe same place. Now la
the time to learn the notes. de3l-t137-5t
"PHOENIX HALL,
X BLOOMINGTON, ILL.
Large,airy and central. Good Plano, Curtain ar*'.
Scenery. Singers will find this a superior Hall ( •
Concerts, as toe "tape can he entirely cleared.
WAKEFIELD, THOMPSON ± MAJOR,
nol2-p~4J-3m
auction Sales.
ALBERT & SAMPSON,
41, 46 and 4S Dearborn street.
LARGE SALE OF
RICH HEW AND SECOND-HAND
FCBNITUBE,
Cottage and French Marble-Top Chamber Salts,
Mirrors, Stoves, Brussels and In grain
• Carpets, &c M &0.,
AX AUCTION.
On TUESDAY, January Stb. at 9K o’clock, at onr
Salesrooms. 44.40 and 48 Dearborn street.
Jal-tag-U GILBERT & SAMPSON. Ancfra.
A TICTION.—I shall sell at auction
to tl e Trade, at 321 Lake street, comer of Frank
lin, at 9)4 o’clock, A. Monday, Tuesday, Wednes
day anc Friday, Jan. 4lb, 3th, 6th and Bth,shirts and
Drawers, Jackets, Socks, Mittens. Uoodi>, Sootaes.
Comforters, and a general assortment of Piece Goods,
Notions, Ac. S. NICKERSON. Auctioneer.
Ja3-t528-6t
TTOTTED STATES. MILITARY
U RAILROAD OFFICE, No. 3SO G street, Wash
ington, D. C., December, 19,1365.
Locomotive Engines and Bailroad Iron fot
Sale.
I will sen at pnblle aneaon, at the Orange and Alax*
ar dria Railroad Depot, In Alexandria, on WED
NE6DAY, the 13th day of January next:
Ten second-hand Locomotive Engines, 4 feet 3K
Inches gangs.
About IfiDO tons of old Kalis, T and 17 pattern
*• SCO ** Car Wheels.
•*. 200 *• Car Axles.
M ■ 500 “ Wrought Scrap Iron
« 2CO “ Cast “
A lot of Steel Springs, Sheet Iron, etc.
Sale to commence at 10 A.M.
H. L. ROBINSON.
de23*t!s-22t captain and A. Q. M.
IScal isstate for Sale.
FOR SALE—Or Exchange. An
Improved Slock Farm of 200 acres, 20 miles
from Chicago. Will sell ontonr years’time, or ex
change for city properly, dry goods, hardware,ora
small established business. Address ?st OmcoSox
2313, Chicago. de39-tßß9st_
FOR SALE—Houses and Lots.
■House and Lot on Monroe streets, between
Th»oop and Rucxer. Lot 40x170 feet. , , „
House and Lot on Park avenue, west of Iftloa
Park— #1,70 C; cneap. Apply to A- J. AVRBELL,
Beal Estate Broker, N0,7 Metropolitan Block,
•»;.
F3R SALS—Some very desirable
Lots In Sawyer's Addition, on Randolph, La*£
Fulton, Carroll and Klnzle streets. Cheap-for cash
or short time. OGDEN, FLEETWOOD & CO.
del6-9C73-4W*W rsx ■
F)R RALE —I2S Lot!, constituting
Block 2S Canal Trustees’ Subdivision of Section
7, fronting on West Indians, Aayey andF«irib-«a.
■ferms liberal. Apply to OGDEN. FLEETWOOD A
CO. del 3 a3C-3pxwag
POR SALE—The south half of See-
JO tion 25,30,12. constating of 330 acres of the finest
land In Cook County, within half a mlje of the Station
at Lye™, on the Use of the Chicago. Burlington ana
Quincy* Railroad. Apart of this tract Is covered with
a handsome growth of wood. Terms liberal. Apply
toGGDEN. FLEETWOOD * CO. •
delft-»S6I-Sin m way
TpOR SALE—2S Lots in Block 5,
X 1 Sampson* Greene’s Addition, fronting on Samo
son street. Terms llberaL Apply to OQpEh.FLKET
WOOD 4 CO ZWSF
X?OR RALE—Timber land in Mich-
X* lean. 820 acres, seven tulles from St. Joseph, sod
within two miles ofa saw mill. Price 12.7C0; one-hau
cash, balance in one end two years, wrllh seven per
cent. Interest. One-half of the landwUl sold f0#1,400.
#1,400. For farther Information, address ROCKWELL
4 CO., LaSalle, Dl. deS-rtO-lmeod
TjTOR SALE.—Lots for sale very
JO . cheap. Ten lota on the northeast corner of
Tyler and LoomlsStreets. Block 29. Canal Trustee*
Subdivision of Section IT, Township 89. «•
For sale in one or more lots, at #305 each— one-third
cash and the balance In one and two years at 7 per
cent. Title perfect. BEXJ.F.nADDLCK. SODmt
torn street/ dauHHltt
FOR SALE—Residence Property
on Micbican avenue, fall depth lot near Twemn
street for Also eligible lota on -Mlcmgaa.
Wabash. Prairie and Indians avenues; on Sixteenth
and Eighteenth street by .the Lake; also fronting
Union Park. West Jackson, Weet
and West Lake streets; houses and lots-on Nona
Lasolle and other streets from #3,000 to #II,OOO -Ohio,
UllnolH and Pine Btreets.__._ w rf »
de29-tSOS-fit THO9.B.SBYAN * t-a.
TJ'OR SALE—Best Business Prop-
Jl? erty—Post Office corner of Clark and Monroet
on Lake both sides of the river ; on .Clark north of
Monroe; on Randolph, East and West; on thejavav
Norm and South. Mnch of tblsproperty in the heart
0 dS£SSSt T ' , “* ’ p “ "taSTs. nSWca.
T?OR SALE.—A Farm of 215
X 1 acres—S2 acre, of timber, and 133 eeresoteocd
rolllnenralrte under ittKKt cnlUnOn. »lt» •■ soj!
house, barn, orchard, and Plenty *r^ r tnL
It. Located In the town of Wayne, Vn Co-, in-#
two miles from Wayne Station,*!* Julies fromtigu.
and tmrtr miles from Chicago. Inquire on farm, or
Address SJ, KERSHAW, Wayne Station, Dn F«e co.
de23-«9«-sot ' .
JTor Sale.
FOR SALE—A second-hand Cut
ter. Inquire of P. WOOD, 331 Oattrlo street.
Jat-tWa-2*
F3R SALE—A Restaurant with
bar attached, to be sold, as the parties matt
leave for the East boos. Cheap for tho cash. An
dreas “M," Box 5583, Chicago. JaMS3s»fr .
FOR SALE—Sleighs! Sleighs!
One fine Pony Slelzb, and a few cheap Cutlers.
Also, a talfdozen set Light Bobs, on which to osc
Buggy Bodies or Express Wagons; price *l#per sew
at Shelton’s A Tuttie’s Eastern Carnage Beposllory#
Market street, near ■Washington street.
JaS-t341-3t H. B. HILL, Agent.
TjTOR SALE —A Sleigh or second-
J? hand Cutter, cheap, or would exchange for a
gt od second-hand Open Baggy. The Sleigh originally
cost 573. Inquire at the office of B, ADAMS A GO.,
ISO North Water street. jas-tWt
FOR SALE—Cheap, two Tabular
Boilers, 21 Inches In dlsmeter,B/eetlong.2Si3K
Inch, flues and Steam Dome. Apply at G. URl«iu
A COS Boiler Shop, corner of Canal and Jaeksoo
streets. jaM*Jl«t
FOR SALE—Sleighs! Sleighs!
Two good second hand Sleighs, wito
seat, le ther top, and one without top. Can ,b® B ®Jf“
at the Carriage factory, corner of Ksadolpn ana
Ann streets. jaM3» « _
FOR sale—a Grand Piano
Forte. Original co«t ISifi. will bo raid at « srest
sacrifice, tbe owner ba?l D a n? IbrOiolaa? for it. la
quire at the office of THOMAS B. BBT AN,
Jal-USO-lW _____ -
FOR SALE—Pianos made by
Albert Ladd of Boston; one 7-oetave Concert
Grand.with attachment.price *S0.o»«
second hand piano *75: the
veneare: for sale at 116 South Dwboro.,ob■ “P"®*
cud floor, by J.PRE3TON. Boat Office Box UW
d eib- tSU-lt ,
XT'OR SALE—Vessels.
•T J. S. Newhou«. Erotj Ewrr. «»d
•cla tor sale. For portlcntow
SOS.Koom No. 4 Wheeler",nelWlofi.ororrMogJW
Water and Clark streets.
FOR SALE.—I Steam Engine, X 6
and Olturea. 18010 U«,»Wr,l3 u
sini. B ' e Ai ik the above were taken oat of the
.1- .
.Mira Lauri Keene.
. ....... Mr. Peter*.
Mr. Leaicfc-
.Miss Jxaxn Bicut.
ProprtnU'4l.

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