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latrsicAE. jos it Sip For the Holidays. The largest stools; in the city. tome of our prices. Splendid Rosewood Pianos, which we fto7 guarantee. PIANOS at $535. PIANOS at ?350. PIANOS at £375, PIANOS af S3OO. PIANOS sfc $350. PIANOS it S4OO. ORGAN? at S6O. ORGANS at $75. ORGANS at 100. ORGAJS at $135. ORGANS at $l5O. - p ORGANS at $175. . & We sen on instimonts to suit purchasers. *jiSTOBST & GAMP, 211 Sfrte-st., cor. Adams. general notices. ■ To taiiifi Our erstomers and friends, we will keep our Store open to-day until . o’clock. I. MTSON & CO. State and Monroe-sts. NOTICE. J. M. WARREN, late in our employ, has no longer any eonaoction with us, and not authorized to collect or do M. SWEET i BED. INSURANCE. . PHENIX Insurance Company OF BEOOKIYN. Basil Assets Ho?. 1,1812 -- - $2,032,0 INCORPORATED 1853. Animal IEOHS SUOO,( Business not confined to one locality, hut scattered among over Eight Hundred Agencies in the United States. S. S. CEITCHELL, Agent, X 97 30A. SA T - REMOVALS. REMOVAL. jr, HI. BBJ.nSTREET,* .SCg^^IJIPKOVED aiEKCAS'TILE AUESdS. The office of this Agency has been removed to S3 Wash ington-st., in the building lately occupied by the Com mercial National Bank, and will remain there until the completion of Portland Block. BEMOVAL. C. GrEHSTEIinBERG, COannSSIOIT IiEEECHAUT, Has Removed to 199 East Kinzie-st. financial: DIO- Out your claims. Wo have as complete and extensive sys tems for their collection as any yet established, and moke large and complicated accounts a specialty. Business men having claims in any part oi the to investigate. Call or send for circular. FRAbItK b Collection Agency, 146 East -Uadison-st. Loans Negotiated On real estate, in the city or suburbs, at current rate*. G. S. HUBBARD, Jr., 168 East Wasbington-st. INSUEANCE CLAIMS Merchants’, Firemen’s, Edmtablo, ChiMBO Fire, Great Western. Home, and Germania, wanted fnr,cash, by vr rn, ’J. N. WITIIEREIX. 258 Wabash ay. EEPUBLIO nfSTJEAEOE OEETEFIOATES I will buy at market STXLESj 130 Sonth Clark-st.. Room 5. miscellaneous. A Lady’s Hunting Case Watch marked “Jennie, with and cross at'ached, somewhere between my house, No 604 West Washington-st., and Horton s Bookstore. Tl is a cift. valued above any money consideration, and ihefmder will be suitably rewarded on its return to me. the nnaer ™ RA y D J ALL> m T,y cst Washington-sr. • BACKGAMMON BO&KDS AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, At Culver, Page, Hoyne & Co.’s, 118 and 120 Monroo-st., Chicago. TO HAMAD CONTEiCTORS, A large and desirable contract is about to bo lot. Firsts class parties, with largo capital, may learn particulars as below; no others need apply. Address CHARLES H. ROBBINS, p. Q. Box 3370, New York City. At Israel’s Pharmacy, 622 Wibash-av., comer. Harmon-conrt, can be found a beautiful selection of TTOT .TD S\. GOODS, OF All. DESCRIPTIONS. MEETINGS. Masonic. The triennial assembly of Oriental Consistory S. *. P. * B.S. will occur on Thursday Eve.. 26ih inflt., at Ma sonic Temple, cor. Halsied and Randolph-sts., for the election of oibcers. All members are hereby notmett to be present-. By order of 111. *• Com.in.Chief. P J. B. SLIGHTER, 82°, Gr.\ Sec. I. O. O. F. Union Lodge, No. 9. Yon are hereby notified that the next regular meeting of Lodge will be held at hall corner of Clark and "Washington-sta., Thursday evening, J)tc. 26, a; 7 ;30. STEPHEN SENYAED. Sec. TIRE EXTINGUISHER. TIE CHAMPION Fire Eitinpisler Co, OF LOUISVILLE, KY. Capital $1,500,000 SAai’l. H. PATTERSON, President. E. .F. DIITCHELTj, Secretary and Treasurer. J. B. VAN DYNE, Superintendent. DIRECTORS SILAS F. MILLER. JAMES BRIDGEFORD, DILLARD RICKETTS, SAM’L H. PATTERSOh. NORVIN GREEN, JNO. W. FINNELL, W. F. HARRIS. We have this day appointed HORATIO M. SMITH, No. 84Markot-Bt., our Agent at Chicago for the sale of our large, self-acting Village Engine and Hand Fire Ex tinguisher. the champion la declared to bo tho simplest. the moat effective, and the only always reliable Belt acting Fire Eitingniaher in uao. It is an entirely new invention. The letters patent all is sued within the present year. It is therefore free from the defects of all other firo extinguishers before the public. The inventor of the CHAMPION. Mr. J. B. Van Dyne, having had many years’ experience in introducing and handling fire extinguishers, brings forward the CHAM PION, greatly superior to all others. Corporations and individuals desirous of protecting them property against fire, will do weU to examine the CHAM PION on WHEELS, with 200 feet of hose, with hook and ladder attachment. It has a capacity of over 13,000 GALLONS from & single charge of its two large cylinders, so ar ranged as to throw two effective streams over 100 foot for any length of time, or four effective streams over 100 feet, each at tho same time, if an emergency requires. Tho Champion Extinguisher. Hand size* is a model of simplicity and effect iveness for the purpose intcndcd-always ready* and never out of order. It acts with un erring certainty and with great efficiency. Dee. 19, 1572. * SYSTEM M EEGffIIBS On the PIANOFORTE, By MASON & HOADLEY. This thorough and practical method has acquired & Golden Reputation as one of the very best Instruction Books. Sells largely. Published with American, also with Foreign Fingering. Price, 83.00. GEMS OF STRAUSS! The surprising success of this brilliant book continues. Edition after edition is eagerlv called for. 250 largo pages, full of the best Strauss Music. Pnce, Boards, 32150; Cloth, 83.00, Fine Gilt for presents, $4.00. EMERSON'S SINGING SCHOOL, Hasabundantmaterialfortho instruction of evening and other Singing Classes. Widely nsed. Cost* less ♦inm a ChurchMuaic Book. Price, 75 cents. WINNER’S NEW SCHOOLS For the Piano-Forte, Cabinet Organ, Melodoon, Guitar, Cornet. Violin, Fife; Accordeon, German Accordeon, Clarionet. Flnte, Flageolet. Price of each book ,o cts. These little works are great favorites, because they are cheap, are full of easy and lively music, and have enough of instructive matter for the wants of amateurs. The above books mailed, post-paid, for the retail price. OLIVER DITSOX & 00., Eoston. OEAS. H. DITSOX & 00., Xew York. EYON & HEALV, Chicago, OCEAN NAVIGATION. Anchor Line. from tne Company’s Pier, No. SONORTHRIVnaI, NEW YORK, with goods and passengers for Glasgow, Liverrool, aid all parts of Groat Britain, Ireland, ail tie Continent of Enrope. FASH PAYABLE IN T7. S. CURRENCY. To or aim BiiM aM Ins! ports - - - - $30.00 To or from Hammurg, Antwerp, Havre, &c. - - 35.00 lb or Iron Bremen, Gotten, Bergen, ft. - - 38.00 Pirst Cabin, fare S6O to $95, and return tickets at reduced rates. Send for circular giving full information. HEXDEESOX BROTHERS, Agents, 7 Bowling Green, New York, and 324 Wa bash-av., Chicago. JEWELRY, & o. TO-DAY ■\Ve shall keep our Store open for business, to accommodate onr friends and customers. mm & HAMILTON, State anfl f aslgtoii-sls. MONEY CANNOT BUY IT ! Por Sight is Priceless I! Bit tie Diwni Siectacles will Preserve I If yon value your eyesight use these perfect Lenses, ground from minute crystal pebbles, melted together, and derive their name. “Diamond,” on account of their Hardness and Brilliancy. They will last, many years with out change, and are warranted superior to all others m use. Manufactured by _ ~ , „ , J. E. SPENCER & CO., Opticians, New York. CAUTION—None genuine unless stamped with our trade mark. , , , _ , For sale by responsible agents throughout the Union. J. B. MAYO * CO., 468 State-st. and 21 West Madison st., and W. M. MAYO, comer Wabash-av. and Twenty st., JOHN G. No. 453 Wabash-av., Jew ellers and Opticians, are sole agents for Chicago, HI., from whom they can only be obtained. No pedlers cm ployed. Hd-IMIAS. We will AWAT A^PLEST-CLASS BASE BURNER PARLOR STOVE At the nominal price of $lO, to intro due 6 them during holidays. Wholesale and retail. CLEVELAND 0. STOVE 00., Mfrs., Office 34 TJnion-st., cor. West Washington. Oliristoplier Crooked. BY W. Z. HATHAVTAT. Price reduced to 60 cents. AT JANSEN, McCLUKG 4 CO.’S. TO RENT. The Basement and 2d and 3d Stories of Brick Building, No. 13 Michigan-av. Apply on premises. 11. AV. BUB ANT. MUSICAL. SPECTACLES. STOVES. TO RENT. FIRES. A Perfect Carnival of Flame Throughout . the Country. Burning of Barnum’s Museum, in New York—Loss About One Million. The Third Time the Great Show man Has Been Burned Out» Destruction of a Large IBook Bindery and Printing Office Loss, 6350,000. Narrow Escape of Forty Female Operatives from Fuming to Death. Fires in Philadelphia, Brook lyn, Elmira, and Elsewhere. gpciial bcsjoaic} i to The Chicago Tribune. New Yoek, Deo. 24.—For the third time, Bar mim’a Museum, in this city, has disappeared in flame and smoke. His establishment tvas in Lent’s old hippotheatron, on Fourteenth street, near the Academy of Music, and consisted of a splendid menagerie and museum, and was by far the finest he has ever had in the metropolis. His collection of cariosities was bettor and larger, while his menagerie embraced over one hundred choice animals, of which only two ele phants and one camel were saved. A quarter of a million of dollars will probably cover what the flames have destroyed, hut the loss of four beautiful giraffes, together with numerous other animals that Mr, Bar naul had been collecting in the four quarters of the globe ever since the old Broad way establishment was burnt out, is absolute. Bamnm himself is in Now Orleans. The build ing was a frame precisely like Talmage’s Taber nacle, burnt last Sunday, and like Dr. Hen worth’s Church, now erecting near Vanderbilt s great depot. It was a vast framework of pmo covered with corrugated sheet-iron. The flames enveloped its interior in a surprisingly short time. The dying agonies of tho motely congre gation of animals axe vividly described by the spectators. Tho cages containing the four giraffes were opened, but'the tonified creatures seemed paralyzed and would not budge. Some of the keepers wept on finding that they had to abandon their charges. The immense elephant that plaved tho hand organ also refused to leave, but got bn his knees and perished, rubbing his head against tho earth and roaring in anguish. The fierce hanging of the lions and tigers against their cages could be heard above all the din. The Academy of Music was saved by the favora ble direction of the wind. Among the animals destroyed were eight camels and dromedaries, one leopard, one yak, one eland, one llama, two sea lions, boa-constrictors, apes, gorillas, ostriches, etc. The list *of the surrounding property destroyed is given in the Associated Press despatches. As usually happens when the weath er is extremely cold, one fire has quickly succeeded another. The loss this evening by the burning of Dunn, Barlow & Co.’s printing office, on Centre street, and sev eral adjacent buildings, is about $200,000. A great catastrophe, similar to that at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, was averted by the printing ofiico being furnished with fire escapes, as required by law. The fire originated near an elevator, beside a stairway, cutting off the escape in that direc tion of fifty girls employed in the hook-bindery in the fourth story. 'With tho nerve of despera tion they descended the iron ladder affixed to tho outside of the building. It was nearly dark, and tho panic was great, particularly in the crowd below, but no fatal injuries are reported. Barnum telegraphs here, to-night, that ho has cabled to his European agents to spend half a million in replacing the menagerie. He prom ises his new snow shall start on its travels next April. His company lost all their wardrobe nnd musical instruments. ‘ One of the girls working in tho hook bindery that burned this evening is missing, and may have perished in the flames. Two or three others were severely contused and braised in their terror-stricken push down tho fire-escape. [Tothe Associated Press.] NewYouk, Dec. 24.— Bamum’s Museum and Menagerie, on Fourteenth street,. opposite the Academy of Music, was burned this morning. The fire was first observed about 4 o’clock, and in half an hour the entire building, though con structed of iron, was in ruins. The flames quickly spread to the buildings on either side. Grace Chapel, on the easterly side, was burned to the ground, and the Lawrence mansion, on the west erly side, was seriously damaged. The fire jran through tlis block to Thirteenth street, destroy ing the carriage factory of Miner & Stevens and that of P. Grate. The loss will amount to 8500.000. , Another account says the loss will reach 81.000. The only animals saved from the menagerie are the camel and elephant. The cause of the fire is unknown. _ The following are additional particulars of the burning of Barnum’s menagerie : AVies, a police officer, at 4:16 this morning, while on his patrol, noticed fire bursting through the roof of the cir cus, immediately over where the giraffes were kept, and immediately after the animals and birds began screeching and howling in a terrible manner. Alarms were soon sounded, but the flames spread with such rapidity that, almost be fore the firemen could got water on, Bamum’s circus was a thing of the past. The firemen re port that the roars of the animals were frightful during the short time that they lasted. Two ele phants and a camel were the only animals saved. When these were led out by their keep ers, they were given a large space by the crowd witnessing the fire, although the ani mals were very docile, considering the ex citement on all sides. The front building was two stories high, and composed nearly altogether of corrugated iron and wood. The structure burned, however, as though it was a tinder-box. The firemen and others were unable to stand within a hundred feet of the burning building, the heat was so intense. The windows of the Academy of Music were cracked and broken with the heat, the doors were blistered, and the bill-boards in front of the Academy were burned on that side toward the circus. Nothing could bo done to save any of the animals. Grace Chapel was wholly consumed, only the front walls being left standing. The German Episcopal Church, which adjoin ed Bamum’s Museum, was also burned. It was very much feared that the Academy of Music, which is directly opposite, would also be consumed. It evidently would have been had not the wind changed, which caused the fire to extend across to Thirteenth street, destroying on its way the largo carriage manufactory of Stevens & Co., and several private dwellings. No lives are reported lost. . , , r Lateb— s p. m.—The fire m Bamum’s Menag erie next spread to the mansion of Mrs. Law rence consuming it, and then to the iron front buildmg occupied by P. Grate, ivory dealer, which, with a rear building occupied by the same, were both destroyed. It then spread to Miner & Stevens’ carriage factory, on Thirteenth street, the rear portion of which was burned, with 830,000 worth of carriages. Curlay’s car riage factory, adjoining, was also slightly dam agßarnum’s losses ore variously estimated at CHICAGO, WEDNESDAY, from $200,000 to $300,000. Bamum is said to be in New Orleans. . . OA _ nn . • The loss to the Lawrence estate is in- Crate’s loss is $300,000; insurance, $120,000. Reed & Co., varnish dealers, lost all their fix tures and stock, . , . Jackson & Co., dealers in fringes, lost all their stock, . . , ' L Ecmworth, manufacturer of piano strings, lost all his stock. ... , . Thousands of people visited the mins during the day, and a large force of police ime 9° duty to keep the firemen from being impeded m their duty. It la reported that Bamum a insurance on the animals is only $25,000. Tho two ele phants and camels saved will cover one-half of that. • . ~ It appears that Bamnm’s insurance on the building and contents la in the neighborhood of $90,000. , In his report for November, Fire Marshal MoSpede called attention to the unsafe condi tion of Bamum 1 b and the danger of surrounding property from it. The Grace Chapel destroyed to-day, was a free church supported hy Grace Church. The pas tor, Mr. Kramer, lost a valuable library by the fire. .. A building in Duane street was partially burned to-day, causing damages to Sperling’s cloth warehouse to the extent of $20,000; in sured. Several small fires have also occurred in dif ferent parts of the city to-day. New York, Dec. 24.—The Palisade House, near Englewood, N. J-, on the Hudson River, was burned this morning. Insured for $160,000* New York, Dec* 24.—The entire block on the west side of Centre street, between Leonard and Worth, was burned evening. The flames broke out near the boiler in the basement of the building 81, 83, and 85 Centre street, and speed ily communicated with the Upper floors, whence they spread to the adjoining buildings, 87, 89. 91 also to 79 and 77 Centre street find 130 and 132 Leonard street* In 81, 83, and 85 the fol lowing parties are losers; New York Newspaper Company; Aiken & Cremer, of Milwaukee; Dunn, Barlow & Co., printing office; Anderson* Archer & booKbindery; In 87 James Gallagher, deSler in brass goods-. In 89 and 91 were the law offices of Howa and Hummel! and Howe, and Shorter, Edwards and Price, and the liquor store of George Middleton. No. 79 was occupied by E B Cummins as a paint shop and dwelling, and 77, by Dye Wilkins as a liquor store. Nos. 130 and 132 Leonard street, wore occupied by numerous families, and the first floors as gro ceries. Two girls employed in the building where the fire commenced were severely injured; also two men, one of whom Benjamin Ballard, probably fatally. There is a rumor that perished in the flames, but the report needs con firmation. The total loss ie estimated at $500,000. . , Later.— Thirty-eight young women, employed, in the upper stories of 81,83 and 85 Centre street, fled down the staircase and by the fire escape when the alarm was given. Two fell, when sev eral feet np, to the ground, and were severely in jured. Their names are Mary Hopkins, BOG 1 irst avenue, and Emma Francis, 149 Mercer street. The building was a mere shell, filled with in flammable material. The flames burst from every window, threatening the Clipper office op posite, and oth'er buildings. Joseph Pike, printer, residing 43 Franklin etreet, was struck on the head by a falling brick and had his ekull fractured. He will probably dio. Benjamin Balton was less seriously m- building 81, 83 and 85, was owned by the Clarion estate. Loss $150,000 ; small insur ance, being of dangerous construction. Tho loss of Cramer, Aikena & Cramer, -former ly of Milwaukee, but now known as the New York Newspaper Company, is $50,000, fully insured. Dunn, Barlow * Co. lose $20,000, insured; Anderson, Archer & Co. lose $30,000; partly insured. The building 87 and 89 Centre street was owned by tho Lorillard estate, whose loss is SIO,OOO. Among the other losers, of whom there is quite a largo number, are James Gallagher SIO,OOO, and John L. Allrek, grocer, SIO,OOO. No. M 2' Leonard street, tenement, woe damaged $15,000. Total loss about $350,000. New Yoek, Dec. 24.—Luck’s box factory and Funk’s piano factory, in Nineteenth street, were burned last night. Tho loss is $40,000; insured. Barber’s elevator, in Brooklyn, was burned last night, with a loss of $20,000. Euiyba, N. Y., Doc. 24.—A disastrous fire oc curred in this city early this morning; Some wooden buildings, twelve in number, in the business portion of the city, on the bank of tho river, between Bailroad avenue and Mam street, Tvere burned completely to the ground. They were occupied as carpenter shops, furniture es tablishments, ornamental plaster manufactories, and a variety of other businesses. Among these, the Pennsylvania House, a large hotel, was destroyed. In the second stories of many of the buildings families resided, and their summary turning out into tho bittor cold caused much distress. The loss will fall not far short of $50,000, with not over SIO,OOO insurance. Pbovtdesce, B. 1., Dec. 24. —A large woollen manufactory in Pawtucket, owned by Almy Bros., was nearly destrovedhy fire this afternoon. The two lower stories were unoccupied, except for storage. The upper story was occupied by it. P. Bishop & Co., manufacturers, who were in sured for $9,000, which covers one-half of their loss. . . EDBLDiOToiI, lowa, Dec. 24.—A fire m Hiber nia at 4 o’clock this morning destroyed the pork packing establishment of George Boeck. Loss, $23.000; insured for $16,000; cause of the hre accidental. Pout Boott, Kansas, Deo. 24.—A fire at Fontana, Kansas, yesterday morning, destroyed fourteen houses in the southern part of the town. No insurance. ptm-nTiriiPmA, Dec. 23.—The Standard carpet mills, on Blair street; Alle’s carpet manufac tory, and Bing’s yam spinning establishment, were totally burned this evening. The loss is $50,000. DECEMBER 25, 1872. PERILS BY WATER. X&e Rise in the Ohio River—Steam* cm Injured. Cincinnati, Dec. 24.—Captain David Laker, of the steamer General Buell, telegraphs from Ma dison. Ind., that the gorge below that point has caused an eight foot rise of water, and then broke, when the flooding ice cut down tho Louisville and Cincinnati mail steamer General Buell this afternoon. In sinking she settled easy, aud it is thought tho rising of the nyer will savo her. Hopes are entertained that the rise in the Ohio Biver now running out will keep it open till tho cold snap passes away. Madison, Ind., Dec. 24.—The nse m the Oluo Biver reacted this place about half-past 1 o’clock to-day, breaking up the ice gorge, the huge cakes of ice carying everything before them. The-steamers General Buell and A at, Williams, aud the ferryboat Bello, of Milton, were sunk. The steamer Henry Probasco, lying at tho Marine Wharf, was carried by the ice from 200 to 300 yards down the river, when she was secured to the shore by means of extra cables, very slightly dam aged. Several barges and fiats also earned away or sunk. The ferry boat is battered and broken, leaking in every seam, now crowded on shore. The Buell lies in about four feet of water. Should the rise continue till the water covers the deck, the damage will be very exten sive, Her guards are already badly damaged. One of the huge pieces of oak ten inches square which supports tho cabin was snapped in twain. The ice is running very heavy and the weather is extremely cold. Proposed Building laws in Philadel- phia* PTTTT.A-nTrr.PFTA, Dec. 24.—The Law Committee of the Councils have agreed to submit an ordin ance to the Councils making it unlawful in the city limits to build cornices of combustible ma tenal, and all cornices or other constructions for connecting roofs and walls, or enclosing the points of connections are to be made of bnck or other incombustible material. Boofs are to bo constructed of slate, metal, or other incombus tible material. Mansards on buildings oyer 3o feet high, are to be made in all parts of incom bustible material. The Methodists vs. Tyndall. New York, Dec. 24.—At a meeting of the Methodist preachers, yesterday, strong ground was taken against Professor Tyndall’s prayer gauge theory. Identified* Washington, Dec. 24.—The man murdered on the island, in South Washington, was named j Bogerski, a German pedler, who had §2OQ ip bis possession, 5 ' RAILROAD DISASTERS. A Passenger Train Breaks Through a Trestle, and Falls Forty Feet. Four Persons Killed Instantly— One Fatally and Others Seriously Injured. Other Minor Accidents —Sev- eral People Injured. CraciOTAH, 0., Dec. 24.-The dimes’ Jeffer sonville, Ind., special says that the southbound freight fcain on the Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Hoad, jumped off the track at ■Henryvillo, at S o’clock this morning, plunging thirteen cars and the locomotive over a steep ; embankment, making a.totalwreck of the train. John Belch, the engineer, George Colter. “f man, and Koons, hrakeman, were instantly If ill Ail Special Despatch, to The Chicago Tribune. Übbana, 0., Dec. 24.-Frank an<l en gineer on a freight train, was killed about 3% miles west of this place, to-day. In coupling his engine to the tramh is head was caught in some manner, crushing his sknll, and causing instant death. His reinams wero takento Colnmbus, where he leaves a wife and two chil dreni ,S'pKiaJ Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. Kalamazoo. Mich., Dec. 24.—A broken rail let off a train on the Air Line Division of the Mich igan Central Eailroad this morning, andqmtea number of accidents have occurred on the mam line and branches, but nothing serious. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. JiSESTIimE, Win., Dec. 24.—The accident last night on the Chicago & Northwestern Eailroad, near Harvard, injured the engines, Steven Hoteling, and a brakeman, named Ben. Hilt. Neither was seriously injured. Six coaches went off the track, and were considerably broken up. Cleveland, 0., Dec. 24.— Train No. 6 on the Cross Cut Koad, leaving Corry at 1 p. m. to-day, ran through the high trestle over Goose Creek. The trestle is some forty feet high. .The tram is a wreck below, and burning. Jt is reported some eight or nine persons were killed, and a “lSeb!—The accident on the Cross Cut Eail road occurred a few rods south of Prospect Station, eight miles from Brockton. Two cars werobmned, and, as far as learned, four men killed: Con. Maloney, road master; Frank Taylor, baggageman; Mark Haight, Brockton, and E. Bell, of Thurman, N. Y.; Fay Flanders, the Conductor, is dying; Earl Bacon, the mail agent, is dangerously injured. Others are m iured, but no names can be learned. . Dubuque, lowa, Deo. 24.— Passenger tram No. 2. coming east on the lowa Division of the ilU nois Central, was thrown from the track whue passing under the wagon bridge and through the deep cut about a mile east of Epworth, last night The train consisted of a baggage car, one mail and express car, two coaches, and oua Pullman sleeping car. The eagme was thrown from the track, hnt all the cars were turned over on their side. supposed to have been caused hy the breaking of a rail, broken hy the engine passing over it The express messenger, L. A. Uun bert. Jr., of Dubuque, was injured by the safe falling upon him. A surgeon from Waterloo, who was on the train,, states that Gmlbert is in jured internally, and he fears fatally. Mr. J. W Anderson, of Winthrop, was badly braised about tho head, and a number of other persons wore somewhat braised, hut none others were seriously injured. WALL STREET. Review of tlie money* Bond, Gold, Stock, and Prodnee markets. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. New Yoee, Dec. 24.—Wa1l street markets were generally very quiet, owing to the approach of Christmas. Money was comparatively easy in the morning to borrowers on call, at 7 per cent to 1-32, but more active in the afternoon, and advanced to 1-16, with closing loans mostly at 1-32. Prime bankers’ notes are quoted nom inally at 12. EXCHANGE AKD GOLD. Foreign exchange was dull and lower. About £150,000 of borrowed bills wore placed on the market yesterday, and the remnants of these bills to-day had a tendency to cause a disparity between brokers 1 asking prices and the street Gold was dull and steady at 111% to 111%. BOXDS. Government bonds were firm and in some in stances higher. The demand was pretty active, but few bonds were offered, and there is great difficulty in purchasing important amounts; 1807s sold as high as 116%. stocks. The stock market closed early after a day de voted somew to Christmas pranks. The vol ume of bn—ness was not large. The market shows a weakening tendency, as large holdere are disposed to sell in response to the bullish feeling among the small operators, particularly in the leading shares. produce. Flour closes firmer for all grades under 57.50. Other grades are without material change. Wheat closes belter for spring, and with a fairly active demand, chiefly for export. winter was firm but quiet, with moderate offerings. Pork was moderately active, with sales of 5,000 brls new for December at 513.50, aud 200 hrls do on spot at 513.75 for inspected. Cutmcats- Sales 45 tes pickled hams, 15 lbs, at 9%c, 10,000 do bellies, 41 lbs average, at 7%c. Bacon in good demand for short clear on the spot, which was scarce, and quoted at 7%@7%c. Sales: 50 boxes short clear on the spot at 7%c. Lard dull and unsettled for spot. Western freely offered at 7%c on spot; 7%chid for futrae delivery; 500 tea sold for April for B%c, and 500 tes city for January at 7%c. EVANSVILLE. A murder Trial Interrupted—A Serious Cutting Affray—Accident to General A. P. Hovey. ... Etassvuij!, Ind., Deo. 22.-A special to the Journal says that the trial ot Kidchelfl, at Owensboro, Ky., for the murder of Throckmor ton, was interrupted to-day by the serious illness of one of the jurors. The jury was dismissed and the case will be tried over. " Another Journal special, from Eookport, says that Daniel Leobtz, just released from the Elizabethtown jail, cut William Biles with a ra zor at Eookport to-day, giving a probably fatal W< Goneral A. P. Hovey fell in Mt. Ycmon, Ind., last night and broke his wrist. Burned to 1) cntli. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. SrniKaiiELD, Dl., Dec. 24.—Miss Belle Spence, a young lady about 18 years of age, residing on Eighth street, in this city, was fatally burned, while attempting to light a fire, this afternoon, with coal oi£ She had prepared the fire, and, to hurry it up, took up a can ot oil and, while in the act of pouring the oil on the fire, it ignited and exploded the can. Her clothes unmediatolr took fire, and, before assistance could reach her, she was so fearfully burned that all hope of sav ing her life is abandoned. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. Keokuk, lowa, Dec. 24.-A lady, about 80 Tears of age, named Sarah Potter, met with a horrible death last evening. She was engaged in cooking, “when her clothes caught fire from the stove, and before assistance reached her she ■was burned in a frightful manner, having been literally roasted alive. She died in a few hours afterwards, suffering in the meantime the most intense pain, The dwelling in which she lived narrowly escaped destruction by fire. Railroad News. St. Louis, Dec. 24.— The Missouri, Kansas & Texas Bailway was completed to Dennison, Tex., last.night, and regular trains will run to and from that point to-day. _ , , ~ Denison. Texas, Deo. 24.— Track-layers on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Bailroad reached this city to-day, and a regular passenger tram leaves here to-night for tfco North, fiemson on its third monthly birthday, with its 2,50Q inhabi tants in 400 buildings, two newspapers, two banks, and business represented in thei same ratioTaenda a Christmas greeting to the outside world. Five hundred bales of cotton are here waiting shipment on the first freight tram UunDQL'E. lowa. Deo. 24.—The tunnel on the Galena & Musoodo Narrow Gauge Boad-Oe tween Galena and PlatteviUe, Wis.. has been bored 101 feet in the north end, and 60 in the south end, or 161 feet in all, exclusive of the approaches, which required an excavation 210 feet in length. There remain 212 feet to com plete the great bore. A strong force is working at each end, and the distance between the two forces is being reduced about twenty-four feet per week. At this rate the work will be com pleted early in March. The tunnel is twelve feet wide and seventeen feet high, arched at the top in a rock that makes a safe and solid roof. At the bottom it is now running along a hori zontal seam, which furnishes an excellent foundation. WASHINGTON. PEOTEOTIOS FOIi iMEBIOAS WISE GBOWEB3, Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. Washisoto!.-, Deo. 24.—The Internal Bevenuo Bureau is preparing a bill for the better prttteo tion of Trine growers in the United States, and to prevent the manufacture of imitation Trines. The hill bo ready for presentation to Congress by about the middle of January. Several exten sive Trine-growers in the West have been re quested to give the Bureau the necessary in formation in relation to the matter. Betters to this effect have been forwarded to Mr. Work, E. A. Thomson, L. Buchanan, and Zimmerman a Co., wine-growers at Cincinnati* TH£ OVEBLAND TELEOBAPS* William 'Whiting, member-elect of Congress from Boston, and the lawyer to whom the Gov ernment looks for advice in the teloCTaph mat ters, is now here and is preparing,at the mflMce of the Attorney General, an opinion as to what rights the Government has m the overland tele graph lines, and especially those which wore Wt on the grants of the vanoua Paciflo Eail road Companies. The opinion will be submit ted to the Attorney General, Is understood that it assumes that the Govern ment has rights at least in the hues of the Union Pacific Eailroad. XJSTTEE OF CONSOLATION. The eentlemen of the State Department re cently wrote a joint letter to Mr. Frederick Seward, condoling with him upon the loss of his father, the late &on. Wm. H. Seward. A reply was received to-day,’ expressing the gratification afforded him by the sentiments of the gentlemen, who were for a long time associated olubially and intimately with the ex-Secretary during those eventful years in the history of this ooun try in which he performed so important a part, while Head of the Foreign Office. [To the Associated Press.] THE PBESTOEHT. ’ Washington, Deo. 24.—The President tele graphed from Mifflin. Pa., this morning, he was detained by snow and ice, but expects to reach Washington by a late train to-night. CHBISTaiAS. The ■yarions Departments will he closed to morrow. ‘ TEE NEW ARiIY UNIFORM. General Sherman and staff will wear the newly adopted army tmiform for the first time on mail ing an official call upon the President on-hew Year’s Day, INTERCOURSE WITH THE TREASURY. Several attorneys and claim agents are en deavoring to induce Secretary Boutwell to modi fy his order relative to their official .intercourse with the Treasury Department. CUBAN EiIANCXPAriON. New Tobk, Doc. 24.—A Washington despatch states that the reported coalition of the South American States to force Spain to relinquish her rule over Cuba, is unknown to diplomatic ropre eentativea. INDIAN BOUNTY FRAUDS. It is stated that -the Government has with drawn from the arbitration in the case of the Wright-Indian-hounty frauds, by which Wright obtained about ball a million dollars, which no still holds. NEW YORK. New Yobk, Dec. 24.—Simmons, the murderer of Dnryea. was removed last night frora the Park Hospital to an unknown place of safety by the police, owing, as is stated, to the fact that the police became aware of the formation of a vigilance committee of some forty men, who tended taking Simmons from the ho»P‘‘ai ana of the Jury over the bodies of those burned at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, return ed last night, is to the effect that the servants came totheir death by suffocation and fire un der the following circumstances: The rooms oc cupied opened on a corridor, which was closed at both ends, the means of egress from which were by the way of the narrow platform and staircase, bufit entirely of wood, up which the Are was burning, and small sky-lights opening into the roof, with windows opening into each room, said windows being closed by wire screens ; and the jury fur ther find that the proprietors of the hotel gave orders to facilitate the escape of the inmates in order to preserve life. Theyfurther recommend that the proper authorities be requested to immediately inspect every hotel in this city in order to prevent the recurrence of alike oa la jlenry Seigler was stabbed to death by Fred erick Wise, in Williamsburg, last night. Wise eE Eighty-fiva English immigrants, sent out un der the care of several residents of California, arrived yesterday, and will sail for California by the steamer Ocean Queen on Monday next. Recorder Haokett this morning quashed the indictment against Hugh Smith, who was Jointly indicted with Sweeney, Tweed, and others, on the ground that the extended term of Judge Bedford’s Grand Jury was illegal. A"runaway accident occurred in Brooklyn this morning, about 1 o’clock, by which a lady named Madame Adams, who kept an estaWishment at No. 56 West Twelfth street, New York, lost her life. The team of horses, attached to the coach in which Madame Adams was riding, took fright at the comer of Myrtle avenue and Wash ington street, and ran away. They dashed down Washington street at a furious rate, throwing the driver, William Gallagher, from his box, upon the pavement. Mrs. Adams’ screams could be heard as tno horses sped along the street, but'the team went with such rapidity that no one could check them progress. On reaching the foot of the street, they continued straight on and went off the dock. The coach and team immediately same, and the lady was drowned in the shnt-np coach. The hody was recovered in about an hour and conveyed to the station-house. The team and coach were worth $3,000. . - Judge Tappan, of the Supremo Court,, has decided that the levy of the 3K mills 1 deficiency tax upon Brooklyn is legal, and has directed a ■peremptory mandamus to be issued against the Supervisors of Kings County, compelling them to collect the said tax. The total amount in volved is $700,000. - u It is reported that the Bev. Dr. Haight will decline the Episcopal Bishoprick of Massachu setts, to which he was recently chosen. The Stokes case was adjourned to Thursday. Thomas Farrell, keeper in the Wards’ Island •Lunatic Asylum, who was held on two indict ments for the homicide of patients under his charge, was suffered to go on his own recogni zance, the principal witness against him having died. Suit lor False Imprisonment. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. Poet ‘Wayne, Ind., Doc. 24.—Suit will bo com menced in the United States Circuit Court at In dianapolis, this week, by Otto Berg, of Philadel phia, against Mayor Kandall, of this city, for false imprisonment. Berg was arrested here a few days ago on suspicion of being one of the 325,000 watch thieves of Chicago, and at the in stance of the Mayorwas held until his innocence was proven—about twenty-four hours. Berg lays ms damages at 350,000. Telegraphic Brevities* Satanta and Big Tree, the Kiowa Chiefs, who have been confined in jail in St. Boms for three months past, left on Monday night for the Texas Penitentiary at Huntsville, in charge of United States Deputy Marshals and Morgan. At a meeting of colored citizens in Boston, on Monday night, resolutions we passed calling IMTJMBEB 128. on the American people to urge iho Administra tion to extend all legal aid to the patriots of Cuba in their struggle for freedom. . , George H. Lacey, General Superintendent of the Northern Illinois Coal and Iron Company a coal mines in LaSalle, was last evening present ed with a valuable gold watch and chain by tha miners in his employ. _ . __ „ The trial of Kibbler, the Fort Wayne wife murderer, has been postponed tfil KimrsdaT. . A young man in the employ of W.F. Gebhart & Co., iron-cornice dealers, of Dayton, wllio, ■ nameA Harry Yost, while at work on the Cotut House at Steubenville, Ohio, carlv morning, fell from a scaffold, and had boti legs broken. His hfo was only saved by striking a plank in his downward flight, which turned Ins jodv round so he lit on his feet. Ho sustained some severe bruises internally, and is in a criti cal condition. He will be taken to his homo m Dayton as soon as his condition wifi allow it. One case of small-pox is reported m Jackson ville HI. to-day. The person ill with it re movedthero a few days since from llemplus Term, whore he doubtless contracted the loatu some disease. This is the first casooftha dis ease in Jacksonville for many months past. The Hon. Wm. E. Cramer, proprietor 0* “"® Milwaukee Wisconsin, gives the newsboys of that city a Christmas dinner to-day. An English quack doctor named Henry Albert Brawning, was arrested and committed to Jan, yesterday/in Memphis, for attempting to ah- Young Mien's IlopubUcm'clnbj Of Milwau kee giveatiio Hon. Matt. H. Carpenter a com pltacntary dinner on til? 30 th inst. FOREIGN. GREAT BRITAIN. ' London, Deo. 24.—The vessel reported, wrecked at the mouth of the Eiver Gironde, on Saturday, was, beyond question, the steamship Germany, winch sailed from Liverpool on the 17th for Havana and New Orleans, and not the Germania. No particulars have been received- Tho Messrs. Allan report that it was them steamship Germany which was lost, as re- P °MosinEAn, Dec. 24.—The Messrs. Allan have recoivedacablo despatch, announcing the loss of the steamship Germany, but that the passen- Minister Schenck has re- as'well as Wednesday, of this week will be observed as a close holiday. The examination of Bobert Bowles, of the than of Bowles Brothers, has agam boon poatponed one week. The prisoner has found bail for that time, and has been released. FRANCE. ■ Paths Deo. 24.—The Temps says file postal treaty between Franca and ttie United States has not yet been signed. The fine ef t mU be de ferred until the reopening of the Assembly. SPAIN. , , M main Dec. 24.—1n the Cortes, yesterday, Marios announced that the Goveimncnt has taken measures to prevent the purchase or slaves in Porto Eico and coavqymg them to Cuba Diaz asked if the owners in Porto Eiu> would be indemnified in case of the emmcipat ou of the slaves. Martos requested Diaz to pos. pone his question until the debate arose. P Minnie, Dec. 24.—Despatches received hy tue Government give accounts of dispersing of various Carlist bands by the hoops. A Eepuo lican band in Marcia under Galvez had been sur prised and broken up. POLITICAL- ALLEGED ELECTION FRAUDS IN ARKANSAS. Little Bock, Dec. 24.—The Hon. Wm. JV Harrison, a candidate on the Eeform State ticket for the position of Associate Justice of the Supremo Court at the recent election, to-tpY, filed a complaint before H. N. Caldwell, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, praying for an injunction to prevent M. L, Stevenson and E. J. Earl, tha Eepublican candidates, whose election ha? been announced by the State Depart ment, from exercising the duties ot office: and also asking for a restraining order to prevent Acting Governor Hadley aud taiy of State Johnson from altermg the origintdreturns, and Mkmgfg, tha oriffinll i to compel them to prodnee m gj^ enca to fa returns, statements, &u, GoTernor Secre-. election. The Ml charge c omlty clerks, and confederating together Judges of Eject d thousands of citizens’ X* to veto; of changing and alto fL* the returns, and preventing the returns from being made from by vrhich the complainant avers ho was deprived of the benefit of 10,00(1 votes. Counsel moved for a temporary injunc tion until the motion could be heard and argued, on the ground that the defendant would defaco the records, after being apprised of those pro ceedings, unless restrained from doing so. Judge Caldwell refused the temporary injunc tion; but directed that the parties be served with a notice and copy of complaint, and ho would hear the matter on Monday next. ALABAMA POLITICS AND FINANCES. Montuomeei, Ala., Dec. 24.—1n view of tho recent action of the dlonrt House S? floUara authorizing the issue of two millions of dollars hTbonda, the Daily Advertiser, a Democratic or can, this morning, warns capitalists ag_inst in vestingin the bonds for these reasons: First that the action of the Conrt House body was m had faith towards tho compromise submitted by the Attorney General of the Dmted States and accepted by both bodies; second, that bnt ono party, and that the non-taxpaymg, was repre sented in the body authorizing the mane . third, ■ that the said body had no authority to act for the people of the State ; that no quorum, was present in either branch of the Court Eoonv body when tho act is alleged to hayo been! P Tftaancial agent will leaye for the North in aj few days to negotiate for the sale of tho bonds FEMALE SUFFRAGE TRIALS AT ROCHESTER,- NEW YORK. .... Eochesteb, N. T., Deo. 24.-Tha exammaW of Benealoy W. Jones, Edwm T. Marsh, and; William B. Hail, Inspectors of Election who permitted Susan B. Anthony to vote at the lata election, before the United States Commissioner,) a P ~fdv on the charge of permitting women t io'4^“condaded g to-da/ John E. Hound,. Deputy United States District Attorney., made the argument m behalf of tho prosecution, and M*bb Snaau B. Anthony appeared as counsel for ors. and made an able argument in their behalf. The decision of tho Commissioner is not yetan nounoed. The argument m the case of Susan B. Anthony was concluded on Tuesday before Com missioner Storm. Decision was postponed until Thursday next. THE BOSTON MAYORALTY. Boston, Dec. 21.— The foil report of the com mittee for recounting the votes of the recent municipal election, confirms the election ot Henry L. Pierce, Mayor, by 79 majority. r JTlie Pennsylvania Coal Mines, New York, Deo. 24.—A despatch from Phila-' delnhia states that operations in the coal regions* will stop on the Ist of January. The suspen-- sion is caused by the non-acceptance of Die basis' proposed by the Anthracite Bomd of Trade to. the W. B. A., at the meeting m Pottsville. Tba proposition of the Anthracite Board of Trado has been submitted to different their action is ascertained another meiafang wilh be held. It is generally thought, m the coal* regions, that there will bo a long suspension. TSmr P*, Deo. 24.-The reported sus- operations in this region .3 Pa., Dec. 24-Evening.-Tho Woridngmen’s Benevolent Association have sub mitted a proposition to the Anthracite Board of Side, mhdeDec. 11, for the present basis of $2.50 at Port Carbon, sliding np and down in definitely. ... . .. The result of the voting m.the various dir tricts will not be known until Saturday nex, but as far as ascertained, they have vo.el against the proposition of the operators;. There are no immediate apprehensions of a general strike, because those operators wco want to work their mines will continue to pay the present basis for several weeks, until ane .v basis is settled. The colleries in the Schuylkill region are gen erally working. There may be a stoppage of a week or tw... which is generally the case at this season of year, for repairs.