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THE CHICAGO WEEKLY TRIBUNE THE PAPER FOE THE MILLION. A Great Popular Newspaper. dm Foil, ml Attractive. Tifty-Six Columns. A Large Quarto Sheet. THE CONDENSED NEWS OF THE WEEK. Iras. Pities, Procress, Literate, Gassij, flour, Heading for tbe Country Home. “EnrrJ” 'Writes Only for The Tribnne. READING FOR THE TRAVELLER ABROAD. HOME NEWS COL LATED AND CONDENSED. So Pains or Expense Haye Boon SjaM to Me lo CMcago Woolly Trite the Best ai Eyery Way Most AcceptaDle . WosMy in the Umtea States. Not a Repository of Old Mat ter, but Expressly Select ed and Prepared. A Bull Review of the Events of the Week Rewritten from the Daily Editions. 33snd Tie Weekly Tribune to Yonr Friends at a Distance. Take The Weekly Tribune in Preference to Any Other Weekly Issue. It is Everywhere Pronounced a Full, High- Toned, and Able Journal of Kews and Progress. READ THE FOLLOWING TABLE OF CONTENTS FIBST 3?-A_C3-2Ej. JfEWS OF .THE WEEK—Washington; Congress; Btato ■Legislatures; State Affairs; Political Notes; For* elgo; Personal; Obituary Mention; Conventions, •to.; Money and Business; Railroad Affairs; Rec ord of Fires; Perils and Disasters; Storm and Flood; LostatSoa; Casualties; Fraud and Theft; P.rfrqo. And nHtniTjAlv MiscellaneouA. ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. SUTTER AND CHEESE—Seventh Annual Mooting of tho Northwestern Dairymen's. Association, at White water, Wis. ‘GRAIN INSPECTION—How They Do It in Mliwaakeo- No. 2 Graded as No. 2 Wheat. SECOND PAGE. EDITORIAL—Tho Corruption Investigations; TheS&aa * na Bay Company: The Over-Issue of Greenbacks; Tho Southern State Governments; Paragraphs. PLEASANTRY IN LITERATURE. THIRD _P.A.Ca-B- THE FARM AND GARDEN—Tho Farmers' Conven tion; A New Party; Using tho Old Parties; A Com bination of Fanners; The Grading of Corn in Chi cago; What is No. 1 Corn? What is No. S Com? The Grading of Chceso. AIRS. SAM JONES—Tho Old Lady TTa* Made a Convert ?lo Woman’s Sights; They Have a Talk About Filing Up tho House-Grounds, tho Hard Times, and How to Caro Them, or. Rather, to Enable Them to Send Their Girls to School; Mrs. J. Attends tho Formers* Convention at Bloomington. THE SHAFT All YOKUL-Story. XIVBR VERSUS LOVE-Poctry. HUMOR. FOUSTH: IP.A.GKB. EDITORIAL—Governor Oglesby's Election; A Soventy- Miilion-Doliar Claim; International Coinage of Sil ver; Tho Death of Balwcr; The Railroad Commis sioners; Biela's Comet; The Earth's Interior; Para graphs. MISSOURI STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY— Annnftl McOUCg. IOWA STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETT-Annual Mooting. MICHIGAN STATE POMOLOGIOAL SOCIETY—An nuaI Meeting. A CHURCH BURNED—The Most Destructive Fire in Chicago since Oot. 9,1571. FIFTH I 3 AGE. QIHANA BAT—The Secret History of the San Domingo Negotiations; Telegraphic Nows About the Sazn&oa Company. ROUSE COMMITTEES—List of Standing Committee! ' of the Illinois House of Representatives. - THE FIELD AND STABLE—Holstein Cattle, or the Cattle of tho Alluvial Districts of the Duchy of Hol ~ . etcln. - THE MINNESOTA STORM-Additional Particular*. - OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUTE. ADVERTISEMENTS. SIXTH PAGE. THE FARMERS—Their Convention at Bloomington, ■ HI.; Consideration of the Rallroadand Other Ques tions. - - SEVENTH IP-A-O-E, CONTINUATION OF THE FARMERS* CONFER- . . . TION. EHE APlAßY—Studies for Bee-Keepers During the r 'Winter; Connection of Entomology and Botany with Bee-Oulturo. national association of agricultural : implement manufacturers. EIGHTH PAGE. MONETARY—LocaI Finances; The Usury Clause of the National Bank Act. COMMERCIAL—Chicago Produce Markets; Chicago Live Stock Market; Review for tho Week; Herki mer County Dairy Market: Markets by Telegraph. AN ENGLISH LOUIS BONARD. ROWAN ECCENTRIC VERMONTER WAS BURIED. THE PRODUCT OF PRECIOUS METALS. KOTHEEN ILLINOIS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. Farmers* convention at Ottawa. 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TO RENT-HOTEL, In one of the most desirable localities on the West Side: doing a fine-paying, first-class business; 53 rooms. Health of the proprie tor obliges him to discontinue. Apply to WM. H. SAMPSON & CO., Real Estate Brokers, 144LaSaUe-st., Otis Block. FINANCIAL. Money to Loan On Chicago City Property. SI,OOO, $2,500, $3,000 in hand. MEAD A COE, 79 Wcat Ma Jtaon-at. • REMOVALS. REMOVAL. The Groat Western Light Guard Band has removed their office to 81 South Clark-st., opposite tho Court House. F. HoSnian, Conductor; John Hand, Loader and Prompter: George Ohallcy, Prompter; A. Lobder, Prompter :£. Quinn. Prompter. DISSOLUTION NOTICE. DISSOILXJXXOiV. Tho partnership heretofore existing between J. F. Nichols, N. T. Fitch, and J. W. Hodenberg has boon dis solved. The Real Estate and Loan Commission business will hereafter bo conducted at 25 South Canal-st. (the someplace as heretofore) by tho undersigned, under tho name and style of J.-F. NICHOLS A CO. J. P. NICHOLS, Dated Chicago. Jan. 23, 1973. N. T. FITCH. MISCELLANEOUS. nSTOTIOIB. All persons having any clothing at Mrs. Murphy’s Laundry. 46 South Greon-st., will call within throo days tad havo thft ftuno delivered to them at said place. W. 0. MURPHY, JOHN CURLEY. SCALES. ' . FAIRBANKS’ Ij—lT STANDARD 1/ SCALES . ftM - rl OF ALL SIZES. FAIRBANKS, MORSE & CO 65 "WEST WASIUNGTON-ST. MEETINGS. POSTPONED! In consequence of the storm, the Annual Communication of Oriental Lodge, ISTo. 33, A. F. & A. M., win be POSTPOIJED until further notice. B. 'POWELL, W. M. To the Members of the Societc i’rancaise d* Immigration. On Sunday, 26th Inst., at 2 p. ta-» a special meeting trill be held at No. 4 Oongress-st. All French residents are respectfully invited to attend, as business of great impor tance will come before the Society. By order of the President, D. OOURTEUX. E. BARTOLOLY, Secretory. Masonic. Washington Chapter, No. 43, R. A. M. Special Convo cation this (Friday! evening, at 7M o’clock. Work on the M. M. Degree, By order oi the 31. K. 11- P. GEO. F. SINCLAIR, Secretary. Masonic. Covenant Lodge, No. SS6, A. F. AA. M. Special Com munication this (Friday) evening, for w»rk on First Ds K>e. Visiting brethren cordially invited. B/ontorW. S. G, PITKIN. Secretary. THE GREAT STORM. Its Depressing Effect Upon Every Occupation and Class. Nearly All the Railways Rendered Inopera tive. Passenger Trains Block aded in All Dp rections. Street-Oars Impeded by Con stantly-Gathering Snow Drifts. A Part of the First Congrega tional Church Blown Down. The Storm Thronghout the North west—Huge Drifts Every where. A Complete Embargo on Rail- road Travel. CHICAGO-. Yesterdays storm is destined to occupy a con spicuous place in tlie annals of meteorology. The oldest inhabitant can hardly find a fellow to it. The temperature was comparatively mild, but tho wind took the anow everywhere. No place was secure from it. It penetrated tho most care fully constructed window-casings, and sifted into street cars and omnibuses in snch abundance that the shivering traveller scarcely knew wheth er or not he was under cover. The floors of all public conveyances were of trodden snow, most ungrateful to tho feet of tho occupants, and the scats were in many cases as white as a fleece. Unhappy was tho passenger who sat near a broken window—and there are not a few in tho omnibuses of tho West Side—his hair turned gray as speedi ly as that of the Prisoner of Chilloh, which “ turned white in a single night,” The West Side stages ran with regularity all day, and did a thriving business in tho absence of successful competition. Tho West Side Street Railroad Company did their duty nobly, but it was hard striying with the elements. On Madison street a force of several hundred men was kept busy all day, shovelling and sweeping from morning until night, only to see their work obliterated almost as fast os it was done. A detail of men was incessantly employed on every block, and almost on every rod of track, from State street to Western avenue. Tho cars ran with four horses, and tho snow-plows wore continually in motion, but the trips were infrequent, and got farther and further between as the day waned. They were always filled, for, although there were few people upon the streets, every one rode who could, raise a nickel, rather than face the blinding storm even for the length of a square. That which was done on Madison street was also done on Bandolph street, and, to a less extent, upon tho less important West Side lines. On tho South Side, tho trouble in keeping the tracks clear was even greater. Tho Indiana avenue cars made few trips after dinner, and those on Cottage Grove avenue were in much trouble. There did not seem to bo the same diligence in keeping the track clear as was used on Madison street. As the night closed in tho few cars run ning were filled even to the steps with anxious wayfayers, eager to reach their distant homes, and tho accommodations being limited, thou sands had to walk who wore unaccustomed to such hardship. Doubling the horses seemed to make very little difference with the rate of pro gress. The snow packed closely about the rail as it fell, and it was difilcult to keep the cor on tho track. THE NORTH SIDE CABS; Tho North Side Street Railway Company en deavored to accommodate its numerous patrons as much as possible under . the circumstances, and was successful to a great extent. Immedi ately after tho storm set in the full force of snow-plows was placed upon tho tracks, and kept steadily at work until lato in the evening* ■With their aid tho rails wore kept tol" crably free from obstructions, and a little more than half of tho usual« number of cars made trips with four horses. Regular time could not ho made, as a matter of course, and the shivering, snow-covered crowds who patiently waited for tho appearance* of a car, did not expect that it would, knowing full well that Yol Turner was using every possible exer tion to keep the line running in some sort of shape. One more car on Chicago and Clyboum avpnues, which appears to pay better than any of the other North Side routes since the double track was completed, would have been hailed withconsiderable applause. It should bo under stood, however, that no grumbling was indulged in, because it couldn't be had. When the snow ceases to fall, it is safe to say that the North Division line will bo in as good, if not better, condition than either of tho others, and will got into usual running order sooner. tiie steam bailways. Yesterday the authority of railway officials iras entirely set at naught. Tho usual ease with which they manage their various lines was turned into trouble, and before night-fall moat of them had surrendered their roads to Boreas and his associates. In tho morning no great difficulty was apprehended, but subsequent events proved that tho strength of the * enemy was ndt fully appreciated. It was not antici pated that tho embargo on railroads would ex tend beyond freight trains, and at The Tribune reporter’s suggestion that perhaps passenger trains would bo included. Railway Su perintendents were prompt to an swer, that if their passenger travel waa stopped, it would only be after a contest in which all their available power would be used. Such a contest came, and all the forces which railroad companies could summon were ■ but toys in the bands of the raging storm. If farmers could but harness the winds, and garner the snow-flakes, and secure, from them the power they manifested yesterday and last night, they would solve with ease tho problem which is vex ng their sun-burnt heads in mass conventions. Thomas Scott, Eeq.. would be no longer King, CHICAGO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1875. and the Board of B&ilro&d Commissioners would not long perplex the Gubernatorial head. But the defeat of the railroad companies yes terday was anything but satisfactory to the peo ple. Their sympathies had been transferred, by the power of an aching desire to get home, to tho railroads, fiat the sympathies of tho people were of little avail, and last evening half the res idents of the suburban towns were quartered in the cheerless apartments of the various hotels of the city. The following was tho condition of the various lines during yesterday and last night t An inquiry at the Train Dospaicher’s office of the Chicago & Northwestern Hallway elicited only the unimportant statement that the passen ger trains wero somewhat behind time, and many of tho freight trains withdrawn. But a subsequent inquiry at the office of a leading ho tel .developed - tho fact that the Green Bay Express, due in tho morning at 0:30, did not arrive until noon. The Pacific Express, duo at 3:15 in the Afteniodn, did hoi arrive until 8 o'clock in the evening. The General Super intendent reported snow over tho whole Hue, with the same violent winds which prevailed here. The Western Division suffered more than tho North Division. Tho Pacific Express was started out yesterday evening, but thero was little promise of its getting through. Ac noon yesterday a despatch was received, stating that tho river line of the Milwaukee & Si, Paul Bail road was open and clear of snow. Up to a laio hour last night nothing further had been re ceived. Superintendent HoMdUln, of the Chicago & St. Louis Road, reported that the storm extend ed over iiis lino to St. Louis and Jefferson City. The trains word touch behind yesterday morn ing.. Tho chief delay was in the vicinity of the old Brighton race-course, near this city, where two freight trains were snow-bound at an early hour yesterday morning. An engine and ca boose, sent out to relievo them, were two hours in reaching Bridgeport from the Madison street depot. No trains were allowed to depart last night, and tho trains duo at 8 o'clock did not get in till midnight. The PITTSBURGH, TOUT WATKE A CHICAGO HOAD did not suffer much, its lino running through a wooded country. Tho Fast Line Express, duo at 8 o'clock a. m., was jfive hours behind time. No trains departed on this train last night. . THE MICHIGAN* 80UTUEBS. The Lake Shore A Michigan Southern Boad was in tho condition of those above named. At 8 o’clock yesterday afternoon Superintendent Desmond sald.that.ho would run a train oat last night if he had to attach all his locomotives to it* But ilo train departed, which may he taken os proof that the power of the road was inferior id tho strength of the storm. Mr. Biddle, of tho Chicago, Bock Island & Pacific road, said that despatches from the West reported that tho storm was severer beyond tho Mississippi than on this side. His trains wore much delayed, and last evening were in ex treme disorder. Tho. freight trains were gen erally taken off. The Night Expresswaa started last evening at the usual hour. THE BOAD3 MOST OBSTRUCTED were the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Michigan Central, and the Illinois Central. These lines ran trains over tho same tracks parallel with the lake, and while much advan tage generally results from the com bination, the difficulties experienced yes terday were chiefly duo to this cause. Yester day morning tho 0.. B. & Q. trains wore not se riously delayed, but by 4 o’clock a despatch was received from W. B. Strong, Assistant Superin tendent, ordering tho withdrawal of all trains except one. This one, too, was finally with drawn. The Aurora accommodation was started from the Central depot at 2 p. m., and was two hoars in reaching Polk street. There it stalled, and could not bo hauled out by two engines. It was finally decided to draw it back to the depots which decision waa ; casior made than carried ont, for it took five engines to pull tho train and its two exhausted engines back to the 'depot. The chief difficulty on the lino was between Chicago and Riverside. The Pa cific express was snow-boond as Rochelle, and the Quincy express between Riverside and Dow ner’s Grove, Efforts were being made last ov 'ening to reach the trains, and it was hoped that they would bo rescued by this morning. was found in a fearful mess when tho reporter visited tho offices yesterday evening. All the incoming trains were snow-bound,, with no pros pect of liberating them. Tho Superintendent was out in the switch-yard, endeavoring to res cue the trains from their difficulties. Tho 12:30 Hyde Park train was snow-bound at tho foot of Van Baron street, and had not been rescued nn to a late hoar last evening. It was fi nally decided to send no trains out last evening, with the exception of ono to Hyde Park. This, Mr. Mitchell said, he would send under protest, and only because ho wished. to satisfy the de mands of a thousand people who wero waiting at tho depot. coining in about four hours behind time, at Twenty-second street, ran into the rear end of a sleeping-car of a Michigan Central train, caus ing quite & wreck. Tho back trucks of the car were knocked out, and tho roar end of the bed much injured. The smoke-stack of the engine of tho Kankakee train was stove in, and the cow-catcher somewhat injured. The clearing away of tho wreck added very much to the diffi culties of keeping tho track open. trains wero not much delayed until they neared Chicago. The train which left here for Detroit yesterday morning arrived there but two hours late. Yesterday evening tho trains were all abandoned, except tho 9 p. m. Kalamazoo train. At 6 o'clock Mr. Sargent had decided that this must go out. It will thus be seen that the railroads were overcome yesterday to an extent not known for many years. At tho hoar of going to press the storm continues with the same intensity with which it* prevailed daring yesterday. A portion of tho walls of .the First Congrega tional Church, corner Ann and Washington streets, wore blown down at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, over a ton of stone falling on an ad jacent frame dwelling, partially demolishing the structure, and conveying to tho inmates tho impression that an earthquake was in progress. This house, No. 45 South Ann street, was occu pied by three families. Mrs. S. D. Brown, the owner, an infirm lady, lived on the first floor; Mr. Isaac English and wifo, Mr. Chaffee and wife, and a young man named Anderson, renting the rooms in the second story. All these persons were at home when the walls fell, but were not two minntea afterward. Anderson and a friend, who were asleep in a front room, were awakened by the falling of lath and plaster on the bod, and scampered out minus their clothing. The other inmates were up and dressed, and lost no time in making their exit, not stopping to res cue any portable articles. No one was injured, although all were badly frightened, and really more unnerved than tho accident warranted, the room adjoining Anderson's, situated in the northeast comer of the building, alone being rendered untenantable. Tho roof and coiling over this room were demolished, and tho floor* ing tom to pieces by the falling stones and bricks. Several largo rocks forced their way to. tho parlor beneath, reducing chairs, tables, and looking-glasses to splinters, and forcing ont the window-sashes. Tho chock experienced was not unlike that which accom panies an earthquake, the house trembling for several minutes, and the concussion being ap parent to persons. a block distant from the scene. -Friends in the neighborhood kindly cared for Mrs. Brown and tho others, they con sidering it too dan’geroua to return to their homo. Rev. Mr. Goodapccd, who resides in Washington street, immediately west of the church, became alarmed, and, fearing the west wall would tumble on his dwelling, moved his family to a safe place. The walls which fell were tho east and south walls of tho east transept, facing Ann street; about fifty feet of the former and twenty feet of tho latter at tho base, the Ann street waU being sixty feet high. It was thought at. the time of tho fire that the east wall would fall; but asit did not immediately come down it was considered se cure. Workmen commenced removing tho debris from the inside of the church yesterday morn ing, but ceased work' a few momenta before the accident, being unable to continue on account of the storm. This was fortunate; had the men been engaged when tho wall fell, several most have perished. The loss to the. insurance com panies will be increased by the mishap, the sal vage having been materially reduced. Mrs. Brown was not able to tell how much her house TttE NORTHWESTER#. Chicago akd bt. lodib. THS BOCK ISLAND. THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL THE KANKAKEE EXPRESS THE MICHIGAN CENTRAL DESTRUCTION OF WALLS. was damaged. The front of the dwelling is iu a dilapidated condition, and tho weather-boarding on the north side wrenched and broken. Fully S3OO will have to he expended to make the front rooms habitable. About SIOO worth of furniture was destroyed. The south and east walls of tho cast transept do not appear to have been securely fastened together, tho stones in tho remaining portions lying end to end at tho junction instead of lapping one another. They were without doubt‘weakened by tho heat at the time of tho fire, and needed but the aid of a high wind to complete the “buckling.” Tho other walls may bo in a simi lar condition, and, to avert a calamity, should be examined and removed) or propped up if too weak to withstand tho storms of winter, 4 THE KTOimoUS 03C08U3 lixzs of the city had decidedly of the impeded etreet cars, yesterday. They did act have to’ meet the heavy expense of keeping their routes of travel free from obstruction, and were not required to run with any degree of regularity. They wouldn't do it if they were. The chief aim of an omnibus driver is to bo as irregular as pos sible in every thing that concerns him personally and the vehicle under bis charge* His principal objects in life are seven in number, to-wit: To bo profane, to bd obscene, to keep back change, to collect faro twice, to disappoint passengers, to run into opposition ’buses, and to stand la front of a street car. The oftenor he succeeds in accomplishing all those feats in one trip tho happier he is. Uo is much more disagree able, and consequently much happier, on stormy and unpleasant days like yesterday, When more than the usual num ber of people want to bo friendly with him. A reporter of The Tbibunb (who was perfectly sober, the Times, tomorrow, to tho contrary notwithstanding) clung to a corner lamp-pdßt, yesterday, and hailed zour Smith Side omnibuses in succession. He failed to make the desired impression on the collection of old coats and comforters in tho driver's seat. A faint and muffled invitation to visit an exceedingly tropi cal locality was heard from one collection as it rushed madly by to get ahead of a sluggish street car, and use the track which had beon partially cleared by tho diligent than likely that similar invitations had been ex tended by tho other three, but they wore not hccriL Every omnibus seen yesterday was in hot pursuit of everything but passengers. If anybody got a ride, ho was yjompoUod to jump for it. Several people who had emulated Hark Twain's frog with remarkable success wore compelled to tumble off tho rear step, owing to a private 'Un derstanding between the door-step and the driv er's left heel. The managers of the car lines on State and Madison streets hod every reason to fcol like strewing tho highways with the remains of omnibus drivers, yesterday. No sooner would a snow-plow pass by thorn an omnibus or two would dash after it, and effectually cover up tho track again with a cloud of snow. Street cars, on the contrary, wore headed off wher ever an opportunity presented itself, and every possible obstruction placed in their path. Amid such pleasantries as these, tho employes of the omnibus lines passed tho miserable day, which, so far os can be ascertained, was not productive of any general enjoyment. AT THE THEATRES the effects of the storm was visible to an extent most disastrous to the managerial interests. No attraction woa sufficiently strong to induco peo ple to leave their homes; not even tho rare ex cellence of “ Kerry,” nor the inesa of “ Genevieve de Brabant,” nor the inter esting development of “ Fate,” nor tho ordina rily extreme helpfulness of “Help,” nor tho bundle of minstrelsy features at Myers’ Opera House. A beggarly account of empty benches was tho unvarying state of things, and in some cases the audiences were so email as to hardly pay for heating and lighting tho house. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS were very thinly attended, especially such as were situated at a distance from the street-cars. At noon, notice was generally given to such scholars as went homo to their dinners that they were not expected to return, and they were also advised not to attend on tho following morning in case the storm should continue to rage until that time. It was a merciful privilege and a judicious act to permit all those who desired to leave for their homes at noon, as by nigbt the roads bad become almost impassable for chil dren. THE STORES ■were almost entirely deserted during the day, and it is probable that the trade throughout the city was the lightest that has been known for many years. Occasionally a snow-bedraggled femaloVould mako her appearance, beat upon procuring some article indispensably neces sary, but such visits wero almost as rare as the terrestrial peregrinations of angels are reported to bo, and tuo clerks had ample time to straighten np the stock, and get things in order for a re newal of activity. ELSEWHERE.' Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune* BLOOMINGTON. Bloomington, 111 ., Jan. 23. —The most severe and continued snow-storm known for years in Central Illinois is in progress hero since early last evening. The snow has fallen throughout the entire day. A strou g wind has blown from the north, piling up immense drifts in sheltered places. The streets of this city are deserted, and drifts of two and three feet in depth block ade the sidewalks. All the roads loading into this city are more or leas obstructed. On tho Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western Railroad all trains have boon side-tracked, except two pas senger trains, which are endeavoring to mako stations a few miles from this city. If the storm continues throughout the night, it is not probable that by morning any train will bo mov ing. The street railroad to Normal is blocked, the cuts being rilled nearly level. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune* MADISON. Madison, Jah. 23.—A violent gale from tho north has been blowing all day, but tho mercury Is not very low. Trains from the south and east are delayed. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. FORT WAYNE. Fobt “Wayne, Ind., Jen. 23.—Tho most severe drifting snow-storm of tho season has provaijed here since last night, and still continues. Trains on all the roods are delayed, and travel is almost stopped, many passengers preferring to stop over rather than wait delays along tho routes. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. JACKSONVILLE, Jacksonville, IU., Jan. 23.—A snow-storm of almost unprecedented fury and duration has been raging hero for twenty-six hours past, and still continues. The snow is accompanied with high winds, and drifts fearfully. The trains on all tho railroads running into this city are snow bonnd. Tho snow lies to the depth of from fif teen to eighteen inches on tho ground, and in many places has drifted to many feet in depth. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. SPRINGFIELD. Springfield, Jan. 23.—A terrific snow-storm has been raging here all day, and still con tinues. Tho snow is drifting badly, and the trains which loft this city are all snow-bound, and will not likely get through to-uight. The train on tho Chicago & Alton is reported snow bound at Gardner. A largo number of tho members ol the Legislature, who intended leav ing for their homes this morning, are still here, with no prospects of their getting away for a day or two. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune. * CIfEBANSE, ILL. Chebanse, 111., Jan. 23.—One of the most ter rific snow-storms known in this region formany years is now in progress. The drifts aro all the way from two to five feet deep. Tho trains are all many hours behind, and none are expected hero to-night. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune* PEORIA. Peoria, 111., Jan. 23.— 1t has been snowing etcadilv hero since 10 o'clock last night. All railroad trains coming in are delayed, and none will probably leave tho city for a day or so. No such storm has been known here for years. Peoria, 111., Jan. 23. —Tho snow has been fall ing continuously since an early hour this morn ing, with a driving northeast wind. Tho snow is drifted badly. The night and freight trains have been taken off all the roads leading out of ihtg city, except the Chicago & Bock Island. The afternoon train on the Peoria & Rock Island Railroad, which left this city, was compelled to return this evening. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune, OTTAWA. Ottawa, HI., Jan. 23. — A heavy snow-storm has been in progress all day,—the heaviest of tho winter. The snow is drifting badly. CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, 0., Jan. 23.—This morning three inches of snow fell. It commenced raining tills afternoon, and continued at intervals daring the evening. The snow is disappearing rapidly. TOLEDO. Toledo, Jan. 23.—The most violent snow storm of the season set in from the northeast early this morning, and at dark continued una bated Tho enow was badly drifted. Milwaukee, Jan. 23.—The storm is still rag ing here and west to the MiAalssipi Biver, but does not extend into Minnesota yet. No trains will leave here for the West to-night, and tho trains on the road are considerably delayed. Milwaukee, Jan. 23.—A terrible snow and wind storm commenced hero about 4 o'clock Sm., with tho prospect of continuing all night, oports from St. Paul and Minneapolis indicate another cold snap, bat no snow. At Winona a storm is brewing. The weather is cold. At McGregor it is cloudy, snowing, and blowing. St. loUl3, St. Louis. Jan. 23.—Tho. snow-storm which •began here last night still continues, end is the severest of tho season. About six inches of snow are on the ground. A high wind prevails, and if the snow wero dry it would drift badly. Mercury 38. The Storm has prevailed heavily m tho western portion Of ChO State and in Kansas. Railroad trains havo boon much interrupted. DUBUQUE. Dubuque. lowa, Jan 23.—The storm was very slight through Northern and Eastern lowa. Along the lowa Division of tho Illinois Central tbo snow drifted considerably, and the trains wero badly delayed. Trains on tbo Dixon Air Line. Mmols Central, Chicago & lowa, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, were abandoned on account of the heavy drifts. The storm la reported very severe throughout Illinois, whore too snow has already fallen to a depth of & foot on tho lofel, and is drifting bad ly. No Eastern trains were permitted to Icavo hero to-night, and none have arrived on account of the heavy drifts East. The weather here to night is clearing up and tho wind abating. COLUMBUS, O. Columbus, Jan. 23.—Between five and six inches of snow fell hero to-day. xew tone. NeW Tons, Jan. 23.—A heavy enow storm ac companied by a high, wind, commenced hare about 4 p. m., and continued until midnight. GRAND RAPIDS. MICHIGAN Grand Bapids, Mich., —Jan. 23. —Another terrible storm a northeaster, set in on ill la city and in Western Michigan last night and ia now increasing in violence and amount of snow fall. Trains on all tho roads fading into the city are several hours late or abandoned. On the Chicago A iliclugan Lake Shore road, tho trains are all cancelled for to-night and to-mor row. Tho mail duo hero on the Grand Bivor Valley, this afternoon, Is at Hastings, and will have to stay. No train north on the Grand Bap ids (I Indiana to-night. Tho Detroit A Milwau kee and the Lake Shore A Michigan Southern are quite aa badly off. There probably will bo no trains to-morrow in or out Of tbe city, and per haps even on Saturdav, The drifts on tho tracks in tho city are already five or six feet deep, and the damp snow is drifting terribly, Tho blockade threatens to ho worse than any preceding one this winter! THCB2IO3IE7RICAL. Chicago, Jan. 23.—Thermomotro early this morning 15 below zero at Breckinridge, Minn.; 8 above at Duluth ; zero at St. Paul; 5 below at Quebec and Kingston, Canada; 4 above .at Burlington, Vt.; 23 above at Boston; SO at Now York j Washington, 29 ; Charlotte, 54; Key West, 72; Now Orleans, 47; Memphis, 39 ; Chicago, 23 ; Qznaha, 11; Cheyenne, 17 ; Corinno, Utah, 25 ; Sah Francisco, 52. Snowing at Cheyenne, Omaha, Davenport, Keokuk, St. Louis, Cairo, Cincinnati, Chicago, Alpena, Toledo. Buffalo, Oswego, and Fortress Monroe. Bribing at Knoxville, Tenn., Louis ville, Charleston, and Key West. PROBABILITIES, Wab Department, Office op the Chief Signal Officer, Division or Telegrams and Beports for the Benefit of Commerce, Wash ington, D. 0.. Jan. 23.— For New .England, falling barometers, ' fresh to brisk and very brisk northeasterly to; southeasterly winds, and snow. For the Middle States, falling bar ometer, fresh to brisk and Tory brisk easterly and southeasterly winds, and snow, except for the southern portion, rain ; the wind gradually veering to southerly and westerly, with changing weather over southern „ and western portions. For the Southern States, rising barometer, fall ing temperature, northerly to westerly winds, and clear and clearing weather. From the Ohio Valley to Lake Erie, upper lakes, and Northwest, rising barometer, low and falling temperature, fresh to brisk and high winds, diminishing in force and backing to northerly and westerly, and clear and clearing weather, accompanied oy areas of light snow over Lake Erie and the upper lake region. Tho storm is central over Indiana, and will move northeastesly over Lake Erie into Canada. Cautionary signals continue at Norfolk, Balti more, Capo May, and New. York, and are ordered for New London, Boston, and Portland. WALL STREET. Rovioir of tlto Money, Gold, Stock, and Produce markets. Special Despatch to The Chicago Tribune New Yoke, Jan. 23.—Money easy at 5@7. Commercial paper is selling down to 7@9 for prime. Discount line at bank large, and in creasing daily. Tho redaction of the Bank of England rate to 4 per cent,and tho fact that rates in open market arc lower still, point to an easy English market for some time to come. This redaction is of course favorable for negotiation under tho Syndicate management of the new United States 5 per cents, for tho exclusive control of which several bankers are now competing. It is also favorable for tho negoti ation in Europe of American railway loans, all of which will have a desirable influence on our European exchange, and indirectly on tno gold premium here. Tele grams from Washington state that tho Senate Finance Committee lias reported adversely on tho bill to replace National Bank notes with legal-tenders ; also on the bill providing for the payment of a portion of tho customs duties in greenbacks. STOCKS. In the stock market speculation was strongly in tho direction of higher prices. The chief fear turcs were Rock Island, Erie, Chios, Lake Shore, and Pacific Mail. There was considerable buoy ancy in Chios. Tho troubles of the Atlantic Mail Steamship Company have led to a raid upon the stock, which was hammered down to 6 tbi« morning, against 12 yesterday. It is re ported that the Pacific Mail and Saznana Bay Companies intend to profit by the misfortunes of tho Atlantic Mail. Five hundred shares of the Mariposa Mining Company sold for 50 cents per share; par value 8100. Not many years ago this stock was one of tho leading “fancies.” Boston, Hartford A Erie became unusually strong to-day, on points to buy which were free ly circulated. GOLD opened weak, and declined to 113#, but became firm, and advanced to 113#. Parties credited with belonging to the gold clique bid for nearly four millions of Government coin. The award was one million. The capitalists of the gold clique are reported to be Daniel Drew, Rufus Hatch, and tho Bank of Montreal. Cash coin scarce. strong this afternoon, in sympathy with gold. BUEADSTCTTS. Flour closes loss active and irregular. Demand for future moderate. Most grades of winter sold higher, but the market is quiet at tho improve ment. Arrivals very limited. The demand for future good. Wheat opened stronger, but with few shippers. Arrivals and offerings light and stock reduced. Tho market closes dull and un settled. PBOTISIONS. Pork firm at $13.87# bid; $14.00 aakod for new mess, spot or future ; sales 500 brls, includ ing old mess, at $13.59. Cut meats firm, with fair business doing. Sales: 100 boxes dry salted shoulders on spot at s#c, and 2,000 pickled hams, 15 !bs, at 10c. Bacon in good demand for short dear, which wore scarce. Soles of 300 boxes at Bc, spot and Jannary. Lard firm, 8 5-16 c for Western on spot; 2,250 tea for March reported at B#c. THE COAL COaniEfATIOW. New Toek, Jan. 23.—1t is now said tho Read ing Railroad coal combination is controlled by English capitalists largely interested in coal and iron mines in England, and scheming to advance the price of these articles so high that they would ho imported in large quantities, and a great profit be reaped. The Kansas Senatorslilp* St. Louis, Jan. 23.—Topeka (Kan.) despatches say that tho opposition to Senator Pomerov has not yet concentrated on any candidate. Pome roy’s friends still insist that Ire will be re elected. NUMBER 158. THE LAST HORROR. An English Emigrant Vessel Run Down by an Unknown Steamship. The Disaster Takes Place at Dead of Night—Panic Among the Doomed. Over Three Hundred Persons Perish in the Waves— ' Only 97 Saved. The British Government Orders an Investigation. Lox&ox, Jan. 23.—The report of a terrible marine disaster, last night, in the English Chan nol, hits just been received. The London emi grant ship Korthfloet, which sailed from here several days ago for Australia, with 412 passen gers, exclusive of her crow, collided, at mid night, two miles off Congo Nosa, with an un known foreign steamship, and was cut to tho water's edge. Only 85 persons ore known to have been saved. It is believed that every other person who was on board has found a watery grave. No attention was paid by tho steamship to the emigrant vessel after tho collision, and she proceeded on her course, leaving tho suffer ers to their fate. [Donge Ness is a headland on the coast of Kent, England, about 23 miles southwest of Dover.— Ed.] Almost immediately after the collision a panio broke out on tho Northfleet. The passengers, who were asleep, rushed from their berths to every portion of tho ship where they thought they might bo safe, and utterly refused to obey tbe orders of the Captain. That officer, aa a last resort to enforce obedience to his commands, was compelled to fire upon tho terror-stricken people. One of them was wounded. It is be lieved that if tho passengers had obeyed tho or ders of tho Captain more of them would havo been saved. LATER. ' Additional particulars of tho terrible marine disaster off Dtmge Ness light-house, last night, have been received. The Northfieet was lying at anchor at the time tbe collision occurred. The cargo consisted of railroad iron. Throe hundred and twenty-one persons were drowned, including tho Captain of tho ill-fated vesseL The of the steamer which ran into tho ship b nH not yet been ascertained, but she is be lieved to have been a Spanish vessel bound from Antwerp, although some parties state that she is a Portuguese craft. Her name cannot be ob tained until she reaches port. "The Board of Trade of this city has offered a reward of £XOO for her discovery* latest. - London, Jan. 23.—Twelve other persons havo been saved from the emigrant ship Northfleet, making 97 known to have been saved. Lloyds have telegraphed their agents at all Southern stations to stop, if possible, the steamer which ran the Northfleet down. The Government has ordered a preliminary inquiry into the disaster to tho Northfleet. Xlio investigation begins to-morrow. Obituary. Albany, N. T., Jan. 23.—The Hon. William Cassidy, of the Argus, died at half-past 4 o’clock thin morning. He was Secretary of the Dem ocratic State Committee. any Fean cisco, Jan. 23.—A private cable tele gram from Florence, Italy, announces tho death m that city, to-day, of Oscar C. Shaftcr, former ly Judge of the Supreme Court of California. New Orleans, Jan.23.—Henry BaphaelDevina died to-day, aged BG. Ho was a resident of New Orleans for sixty-eight years and one of the old cut members of tho Bar. Tho Supremo Couat adjourned in respect of his memory. Six Persons Drowned* Wansvzlle, Ind., Jan. 23. —About dork /Ass night six men attempted to cross tho river in a sluff, coming apparently from Green Elvei When opposite this city the skiff fell into the floating ice, and was overturned. They wero hoard to shout for help, crying that they weie freezing to death, but none of the steamers or other craft at tho wharf, could get out to them, and their voices ceased after a few minutes. Xlie Louisiana Returning: BoarO. New Orleans, Jan. 23.—The State Superior Court to-day rendered a decision in the Bcturo ing Board contest in favor of the Lynch-Hawkina Board, Ludeling Talliofcrro and Howell con curring. Wylie and Kennard dissented, each rendering an opinion. Tho opinion of the ma jority and dissenting opinions cover ninety pages of foolscap. _ Decapitated# Bt. Louis, Mo., Jan. 23.— Owen Norton, a workman at the St. Louis Lard and Oil Works, while oiling presses to-day, was caught in tho machinery and his head cut off. Troops for tlio fflodoc TTnr* VraoiNiA, N. T., Jan. 23.—Company K, First Cavalry, marched for Beno this morning, cn route from Camp Halleck for tho Modoc war. Telegraphic Brevities* The Rev. E. P. Hammond, the Revivalist, will be in Bloomington on Saturday to labor among the sinners of that city. The reports of the rapid spread of small-pox in Bloomington are totally unfounded, there be ing only six cases in the entire city. Early on Thursday morning the Scheiblo House, at Dayton, Onio, was entered, and two* large eases containing jewellers’ material stolen valued at SBOO. No clue was obtained of the thief, for whom a largo reward is offered. The Grand Army of the Republic met yester day, in Dayton, and succeeded in organizing - their Committees and passing a few resolutions. The meeting was slimly attended. The St. Louis Board of Trade, yesterday after noon, passed a resolution protesting against the repeal, by Congress, of tho Bankrupt law, and earnestly requesting the Senators and Rep •reaentatives from Missouri to defeat tho prop osition, if possible. A disease prevails in Detroit not unlike the epizootic of last fall. The symptoms are a co pious discharge of mucous from tho eyes and nose, a hacking cough, together with sudden prostration ai. . disinclination to move. The disease is entirely new to our physicians, and has thus far baffled their skill. Professor Moses 0. Tyler, of the Michigan State University, has accepted the.position of literary editor of Henry Ward Boccher’a paper, the Christian Union, and resigned his profes sorship. Hia resignation is to take effect about the beginning of the next term, when ho will assume the duties of his editorial position. Mr. Southwick, whose bank- at Dexter, Mich., suspended recently, involved the bank about $16,000, and his entire liabilities are reported to be about SIOO,OOO. It is said that the bank will redeem all its losses, as its creditors have Im plied faith in the integrity of Messrs. Phelps and Potter, the assignees, and the stockholders are willing to grant time.