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opening of tub juzaau op all nations.
Tho ladies of Plymouth Congregational
Clutch opened tholrßazsar of Alt Nations lost
tvcnlng at their now church on Michigan avenue,
soar Twenty-sixth street. It was certainly a
fory brilliant spectacle that mot ibo eye of tho
looker-on, ns cither from tho mam floor, or bet
tor atlU, from tho gollory above, ho gazed upon
The booths woto as blight as Ingenuity and
a harmonious combination of colors could mako
them, and tho gay costumes designating tho
various nations wero admirably gotten up. If
there hod Loon no attraction in tbo beautiful
goods, tho semblance of nationalities would hnvo
boon sufficient to have repaid any ono for going.
Three booths wore placed in tho contra of tho
hall, one being for tho saio of confectionery,
and hero fair maidens from Paris presided, and,
with all tho grace attributed to the ladles of that
country, dealt out tholr luscious awcots. Tho
next booth was a pagoda from Ohiua, and boro
Chinese and Japanese had shaken hands and wore
dealing out tholr tons without the least Jealousy
of each .other. Tho dresses hero wore really
superb, being genuine costumes of exquisite
workmanship, covered with that rich embroidery
that can never -bo executed by other nations.
These dresses wero a poifoct study, and tho lady
who represented Japan, from tho skillful man
ner in which her hair was dressed, really looked
very much like n true Japanese. A little arti
ficial curving of tho eyebrows, and narrowing or
lengthening of tbo too full cyoa, would mako
tbo illusion perfect. China also was well repre
sented by Mrs. Gilbert, white Confucius him
self, in robes of raukand plg-tnilof unexcep
tionable length, dispensed wisdom to tho crowd
of questioners in a manner that makes tho ques
tion of knowledge of interior China a moto
bogatoilo. Thu other booth was for tho sale of
flowers. This, strange to say, was in tbo
chovyo of Switzerland, but tbo Swiss maidens
dispensed ovoiy woudtousaud ravishing blossom
known to tho sunniest climes. William Toll was
present, hut had loft his bow and arrows «(
homo, and his son said that “ if tho tyrant didn't
object and bis father wasn't afraid of getting
out of practice ho should prefer eating tho
apples, even a dozen if need bo."
All around tho sides wero
among which was that of Spain, with fragrant
cigars and delicious Spanish fruit, served by
daik-oyod Souuritaa in nil the charms of their
national costume. Romo naturally lent herself
to Fino Art, and the Coutad.na shared with the
X’rinooss or Marchess the pleasant tans of ex
hibiting this wondoiful collection of rare, beau
tiful, and artistic gome. The Sultanas have
emancipated themselves, and sit unveiled before
the Christian aud sell him of tboir charming
Germany, the homo of St. Nicholas, contrib
utes toys, and "The Doll’s NYoddiug” is wonder
fully true to uatnio. Rut just rear is the mirsoiy,
ana a little farther off evidently the promenade
whore Flora McFllmsy snows her latest Importa
tion of nothing to wear. Hero ib everything to
delight the little folks, end the big folks scorn
inclined to linger as well.
The Stars and Stripes wave over tho
Here iu dainty wear to suit auy mother for hor
child, and many things sho would like for her
self. There are all manner of sido-showa, and
a very flno refreshment-room where Turk, Rus
sian, and Polo sit down together and
discuss tbo American variety of caviaro and
sherbet with tbo utmost affection for each
other. Franco and Germany are quite ou rap
fiort, and leave all political questions to bo sot
led on the other side of the water; while Romo
and England aro like twin-sisters, and China and
Japan extend their civilities to Austria and
America. As a gentleman was beard to remark,
“Thero are no Importunity-shops at tho Ba
zaar," aod persons visiting'it can purchase the
goods or not as thoy feoF inclined. Still they
are so pretty and choice of their kind they
found ready eal«, and probably by tbo
close of the week tho ladies who have worked
so bard and faithfully will havo put
money in their purses, aud will sit behind bare
Tho young people give a different entertain
ment every evening. Last night it was a very
pleasant conceit bv tbo Garden Ciiy Quartette, —
Messrs. Howard, Halo, Clark, and Smith,—inter
spersed with select readings, an address, and a
humorous sermou.
there will be another concert, with tbo addition
of solos and duets, to which Mrs. Seymour, Mr*.
Upton, Miss SiniiU, Mr. Smith, nud Mr. Bowou
will contribute. Thera will bo on en
tire change of programme every evening,
including amateur diamatlc performances, and
44 Mrs. Jarloy’s Wax Eiggers.” No pama haa
bocu spat ed to mane the whole matter a success,
and it rollccta much credit upon thoao who have
carried it out. A paper, “Tbo Plymouth
Bazaar,’* ia published daily, containing tbo
latest telegrams from all quarters of tho globe,
which are specials for that publication. To
people not up m national costumes, coats-of
arma, ami colora, it will prove a valu
able Interpreter. It ia well worth pay
ing a vttut to tho church if only to
100 how admirably tho idcau respecting tho
nations and cohtumca have been carried out.
Tho attendance la*t evening was very largo,
there having been fully SUU people present,
which, for a matter relating only to a rather
fidvato affair, or one at least affecting pcrsonal
y only a email portion of tho community, was
certainly a lino start. It would repay any one,
however, to go and enjoy a glimpse of the bright
Mr. John P. Pinorty lectured in tho Irish
Literary Hull, corner of LaSnllo and A.ako
streets, last evening, ou “ Toni Mooro.” Tho
lecturer reviewed tho career of tho remarkable
Irish poet nt some length, and recited a few
specimens of his beat poetry,—quoting moro es
pccially from “Lalla Itookh.” and tho 44 Irish
Melodies,” which nro tho enduring monu
ments of tho Irish national poet’s fame.
He said that Tom Mooro had two distinct 1
natures—tho uaturo of an Irish patriot, which
was his redeeming virtue, aud tho nature of a
Whig place-beggar, which was one of tho great
est stains upon bis fame. He was, at once, a
hero and a flunkey, but his heroism was in ex
cess of bis flunkoyitim. This was amply shown
by tho celebrity which his puroly-patriotio poetry
had attained, while tho pieces dedicated to
Goorgo IV. and to tho Duke of Wellington
woro almost forgotten, or wore, at least, dis
carded bv tho Irish nation. Mooro was tho grout
ally of O’Connell m scorning Catholic omauovp.\-
tion. His lyrics wore sung in the palatial hulls
of Princes, Dukes, Lords, and Euris. They vi
brated throughout Europe, and civilized human
ity recognized m Irish music tho certificate of
Ireland's claim to civilization. Tho airs to
which Mooro had written immortal words could
uoibavo Veen born of a barbarous and besotted
race. II all eke relative to ancient Ireland were
mythical, her music could uot bo so described.
TUut was her diploma of glory, and her harp—-
tho Bwootestofall tlio world—might have for
ever been hidden amid tho dust aud cobwebs of
time, had not tho ham) of Mooro rescued it from
provincial obscurity, and, swooping its divine
chords with tho touch of a master hand, given
it a world-wide fume,
i Ifja Lalla llookh had been translated into
many languages. It was familiar in Poisia and
throughout the realms of tho East—the most
gorgeous and tho most sublime of the produc
tions of all tho English-speaking pools,—that is,
lyrically considered. Bhakspoara was a grander
dramatiiit. Byron had, as a rule, moro fire aud
vigor, tut “The Piro-WorjMilpors” outranked
iu beauty and in scutuueut anything
produced by tho modern Muse. The lecturer
quoted a few extracts fiom tho poem last re
ferred to, which specially referred to that politi
cal treason which had boon the bane of Ireland.
Although Unfed was tho hero of Mooro’s poem,
in tbo written sense, the writer had Wolfe Tone,
end Lord Edward, aud Uobert Emmet before
bis mind in tho imprecation scone.
Hu tocited somo of tbo Irish melodies, among
others 41 0. Blaino Not tbo Bard! ’’ which ho
considered bovoud anything written anvwhoro iu
power of expression and depth of feeling. In
View of the great famouonferred upon Ireland by
tho genius of Mooro, bo thought that the Irish
race should absolve their poet from tho littleness
of his English toadyism. In contemplating tho
immortal poet, they ought to forget the imnor
fdct mortal. In any case, tho genius and palriot-
Jbm of Moore, thrown into tho scale of merit, ut
terly weighed down any feebleness of mind or
sentiment ho might have otherwise displayed.
Alter referring ut some length to the career of
tho groat poet, the lecturer concluded by appeal
ing to tbo Jr.su-Ajioncau population of Chicago
to support a Lyceum of their own, and so win tho
respect of all classes of their fellow-citizens.
Education meant revolution, for an enlightened
poonle mast be Irse: end Irish-Amoricaas, while
tiicif o «vu Government,could yot load their
moral support to tho political straggles of Ire*
land at bomo. The Lyceum would havo
morn bearing on Irish liberty than all tho windy
resolutions that might bo passed from now until
the final day against the Government of Great
Britain. Ho concluded by saying that Ireland
and the Irish could never blush whoa the name
of tholr gifted Moore was spoken.
Tho permanent location of Bishop W. L. Har
ris, of (be Methodist Episcopal Church, as a
resident ami a citizen of Chicago, is a thing very
much to tho liking of tho Methodists of thin
city, who regard it as eminently proper that Chi
cago should have a resident Bishop, and aro par
ticularly pleased that Bishop Harris should ho
tho ono. Tho ovont was tho occasion of a bril
liant and highly oujoyablo reception tendered
last evening in honor of Bishop Har
ris, his wife, and interesting family.
Tho reception took placo in tho parlors
of Trinity Church, on Indiana avouno
near Twenty.fourth street, tho chairs having
been removed, and tho pulpit and platform
shoved back for the occasion, leaving a broad,
spacious, handsome room, admirably adapted
for tho purpose.
It was purely a nodal gathering. Tho good
ladies of Trinity took omlro charge, issuing a
general invitation io members of tho denomina
tion throughout the city to bo present, and
mako (ho acquaintance of Bishop Harris aua his
family. Tho invitation was accepted by about
1,000 ladles and gontlomon, representing tho
wealth and culture of tho Church in Chicago,
and, as a representative social gathering
of Methodists, Us equal has never
before boon seen in this city. Tho
clergy wore numerously on band, tbo sittings of
the Judical Court of tho Hook llivor, Northwest
ern Indiana, and Wisconsin Conferences assist
ing to swell tho number. Among tho mlnistois
present wero Dr. C. 11. Fowler, it. Coleman, of
Fort Atkinson ; J. O. Pock, T. C. Clondenoing,
L. Meredith. J. It. Creighton, of Chicago ; J. 11.
More, of Sterling ; C. N. Stowers, of Milwaukee;
F. P. Cleveland, of Freeport; J. Biiumo of Otta
wa; Dr. Thomas, Dr. Poitou, Dr. Hitchcock, Dr.
MoKown, It. D. Shoupiid, C. O.Trnosdoll, E. M.
Boring, W. O. Dandy, John Williamson, Dr. Ar
thur Edwards, T, E. Webb, L. Bangs, T. P. Wil
son, L. Sampson, and others. .
Tuoro was no spoooh-making, and no formali
ties wero observed. The object was to givo the
Motindists of Chicago an opportunity to become
pot sou ally acquainted with tholr Bishop, and if
this end was not attained it was surely no fault
of tho good people of Trinity, wild did everything
in their power to make tbo occasion ogrooablo.
Tho hoartv warmth of Bishop Hams, and the
graceful, easy boaring of hia wife and daughters,
added no hltlo to tho enjoyment of alt present.
An introduction, a shaking of hands, and a mo
ment’s chat were all tho privileges that the cir
cumstances admitted of, but those were enough
to make tuo reception a memorable success in
over? point of view. An elegant collation in tho
church basement was duly nppiociatod by all tho
guests, and at a reasonably late hour tho nsacm
biago dispersed.
State’s-Attoinoy Reed has particularly strong
views in regard to tho Burring of warrants with
out proper auihoiity. Ho has already "put his
foot down ” on bogus Constables, and, doubt
less, bis next stop will bo to doal in tbo same
manner, by means of a criminal information,
with certain citizens of Cook County, and tho
City of Chicago, who protend that thoy are
Justices of tho Peace, aud who aro audacious
enough to issue warrants in that capacity. A
Tbiddne reporter called upon Mr. Reed yesterday
afternoon, and found that gcotlomau rather
busily engaged in hunting up authorities
cn spurious public oOlccra. Ho was, therefore,
not in a mood to bo voiy communicative, but was
decidedly emphatic. The reporter said: "I
nave come to you something relative to the
serving of warrants bv unauthorized parties.”
Mr. Reed—Yes. Well, 1 am just looking that
metier up. 1 tiled an information against some
bogus Constables yostordav.
it.—Some Justices of tbo Peace, wbo aro said
to havo no authority to act, aro m tho habit of
issuing warrants.
Mr. Reed—l havo heard something of tho
kind. Do you kuo.v of auy "Justices” who do
that Kind of thing?
R.—lt is not my desire to accuse any one, hut
it Is asserted that Justice Ranyou continues to
act as formerly.
Mr. Hood—Ho has no more right to act as a
Justice of tho Peace since last December. Ho is
not qualitlod, and lays himself open to prosecu
11.—Suppose that a citizen Is arrested by a bo
gus Constable ou a legal warraut, what redress
has ho got ?
Mr. Heed—Ho can bnhg suit for false arrest,
and make it hot for tho bogus Constable.
11.—Suppose that tbo warrant ia all correct
and tho Constable bogus, docs’tho latter fact do
away with the power of tbo former ?
Mr. Heed—No man bas any right to servo a
warrant, or to arrest a citizen on that warrant,
unless duly authorized by law. Any man who
acts as a Constable, without authority, ia simply
au outlaw.
It.—Then any citizen has a right to resist ar
rest by a bogus Constable ?
Mr. Hoed—Certainly.
It.—And a citizen, in resisting arrest In knock
ing a bogus Constable down, would not bo liable
to criminal prosecution ?
Mr. Hoed—Not nt all. Tbo knocking down
would bo perfectly justifiable, lam. however,
going to tnnlio this thing so plain that tho blind
est of them can boo it before very long.
With* this promise Mr. Heed returned to hit)
authorities, aud tho reporter departed, exclaim
ing pathetically, “ Alas, poor Banyou I”
The TnmnNE published tho other day a Hat of
genuine Constables furnished by the County
Clerk. Now, all that is needed is for every citi
zen to get tho list, and if any man whoso name
docs not figure thereon pretends to molest his
person or ulu property, to knock him down and
pound him. There is law for it. it seems.
Oon. Bhalor yesterday submitted to tho Board
of Police his recommendations as to the changes
that ought to bo made lu tho firo-alarm tele
graph system now in use in this city. Tho Board
held a conference with him on tho subject yes
terday afternoon, and tbon accepted aud placed
on filo tho following recommendations:
JWJie Hoard of I’oUet Commln(nntr» :
Gf.ktlhmes: The 44 Telegraph Bureau,” the im
portance of which In connection with the serviced of
the Tire Brigade is fully appreciated by you, required
some changes and additions to make it «m reliable and
cllldent uu it should bo. A fire-alarm telegraph fora
city no large ad Chicago should embrace,
First | A distribution ot signafiboios, from ono (o
three blocks apart, connected with tho control office,
and disponed upon the linos ho that no two contiguous
boxes, or two of uuy three Luxes, are upon tho some
.sve/md—Thoro are now but two alarm circuits con
necting the central ofllco with company quarters, etc,,
used exclusively fur that purpose. Before tho groat
fire thoro were five, ono of which was destroyed, and,
imitcud of rebuilding it, tho qiicstloimblo expedient
was resorted to of using the Hlguul lines fur sending
out alarms. Two others also have eluco been need fur
both signal and alarm purposes, and in my opinion
should bo connected. The largo towor-bcUi are now
struck by the saino circuit that strikes the gongs in
company quarters. This arrangement consumes un
necessary time in notifying the companies, aud should
be remedied by placing the tower-bells ou a separate
TAt'nf—'Tho tower-bells of each division, with their
slow movement striking-apparatus, can bo placed ou
separate lines at a small expense, and should bo for
the reasons above slated.
Fourth—' There are twenty towers erected upon the
cugiiie-houscH high enough in must cases to bo useful
in detecting Area; but none o( them ace connected
with headquarters by telegraph. As a consequence
they are or value only in obtaining early Information
of fires near by. If they are used at all as lookouts,
they should bo connected with the central otfico by
means of a separate due, with a Morse key and lustra
meut in each lookout, so that in discovering a fire in
any part of the city tbo watchman may, by use of bln
Morse key, notify the central oiilco of its location ; or
if ho sees a suspicious light or smoke may call the at
tention of tho neighboring watchman to it.
Dial or talking circuits, connecting the dif
ferent headquarters uf ibe Tiro Department, may not
bo regarded us indispensable, but are extremely use
ful lu transmitting communications with a saving of
time, which In many instances In this branch of public
service is of tho highest importance j aud taken in
connection with tho service they may render in the
operations of tho other bureaus of tbo Fire Depart
ment, their Introduction may bo regarded as necessa
ry, and is therefore recommended.
tiUth— No system of fire alarm telegraph can be
considered complete which duos not furnldi fuollitlca
for company commanders to transmit corps signals to
headquarters. The introduction of a Morse key and
instrument si each company quorters is therefore
tfHfiilli-'Tho machinery, batteries, etc., now in mo
would require but lit o enlargement to work tbu Hue)
witn tke c-imngoi aud additions ira recommended.
They uro in geo 1 condition, a: o wo;l cared for and re
flect credit m oil ino otllcer in otnrgo.
Tim Ulcgrupn lines are run almost exclusively upon
boum-tcpis 1 need not say that until tbuyuvo trace
ferred to polos the Fire Alarm Telegraph wifi bo in a
measure ucruliabk. Tbo loss that may be •usta'uail
by a single fine being thrown out of uao In consequence
of a Credo s house beneath It is a satUcleot reason for
the oiuogo at »oy sxpoase. To get the full benefit of
a Fire Alarm Telegraph, the greatest facilities should
bo afforded fur ha tieo. Signal box keys
should bo carried by every officer and member of
the Police and Fire Departments under such rules ns
would secure (heir safety aua proper use In addition
(o those now deposited In tho buildings near each box,
and n printed card should bo posted in every house in
tho city informing tho occupants of the location of
nearest signal box and key. The importance of hav
ing n thoroughly reliable fire alarm telegraph cannot
bo overestimated, and in my opinion no greater nils,
take cun ho made thnu to cripple and weaken it by
withholding reasonable appropriations for perfecting
and extending It as the growth of the city requires. I
have (ho honor to be, gentlemen, your obedient ser
vant, AiiKXANUF.n KiiAi.nn,
CmoAtio, Deo. 15 Oousultiug Engineer, ho.
Yesterday evening Mr. Elias Colbert lectured
in tho church-room in (ho Methodist Church
Block, in the Athonoum course, on tho Transit
of Venus. Tho room was filled and the audience
attentive and interested. After giving a de
tailed account of tho object of tho observations,
tho method of making them, etc., ho closed as
follows t
“ There is danger that, amid the eclat which
attends the successful observations of tbo tran
sit of Vouus, tho value of the labor, which have
led up to it, will bo underrated or forgotten.
Tbo human mind is ready enough to applaud cho
result of a successful oombafe with a huge dif
ficulty, while U is too oftou insensible to tho
value of tho training whioh renders such a re
sult possible, and to tho importance of tho
preparatory work which forms tho ground on
wtfloh tbo contestant struggles for tho mastery.
Boro, in Chicago, tho people aro alivo to tho
importance of tho transit; thousands rood
eagerly tho telegrams which announce that this
or that party lias succeeded in taking valuable
obsoivatlons of tho phenomenon, while they en
tirely forgot that wo nave in our midst an instru
ment capable of doing almost equally important
work, which is suffered to rest for years together
for lack of a little pecuniary support. Tho
Dearborn Observatory is tho standing disgrace
of Chicago, not only sinco tho groat tiro, hut
before it. Our citizens ought to bo ashamed of
themselves that a telescope, which till within
throe years past was tho best on tbo faco of our
globe, has boon suffered to lio boro tdly for want
of funds wherewith to onablo Chicago to tako
the same rank in tho scianttflo world that she
ban long sinco asserted in tbo commercial.
I almost blush at the thought that tbo Director
of that Observatory, a gentleman whoso abilities
entitle him to tako a placo in tho very front rank
of scientific workers, and of whom not only
Chicago, but tho whole United States, ought to
bo proud, has not received a cent of salary sinco
tho fire of moro than throe years ago. 1 have
not. however, relinquished tho hope that there
will yet bo found in this city enough men
righteous to tho cause of scientific investigation
io pluco our Observatory upon a satisfactory
basis, and onablo a to aid in tbo work of as
tronomical research. Tho tiro was perhaps a
sufficient excuse for tho nou-roprosontatioa of
this city in tho observations of last Tuesday
night, hut it will not. and ought not to, prevent
unr co-operation in 1832, in tuo (ask of verifying
and coirouting tho results obtained from the
transit of Venus in 1674.".
Mr. Samuel Pearce, father of Messrs. Myron
L. Pearce and J. Irving Pearco, died in this city
Monday afternoon at tho ago of 83 years. Ho
was born in Middlesex, Yates County, N. Y.,
July 27, 1702, aud was a soldier in tbo war of
1812. Ho camo to Chicago from Clifton Springs,
N. V., in 18(3-1, and baa resided huro over since.
In his earlier years ho was ono of our most active
and influential citizens, and took much interest in
local politics. Ho loavoa an aged widow, who
had walked fondly by his side during tho last
slxtv years. Ho had been tho fatbor of dvo
children, but throo of them have diod and gouo
before him. The former wife of Mr. 11. 0.
Stone, whoso beautiful tomb at RosobiU is known
to all who vis.t that garden of tbo dead, was
their only daughter. Mr. \YtUlam L. Pearce,
their oldest sou, died last August, and was wall
known as ono of the former proprietors of tho
Mactcsuu House; and Mr. Samuel Darwin Pearce,-
their fourth sou, diod iu this city some twelve
years ago.
The deceased has always been remarkable for
his physical strength and activity, aud bis mind
was vigorous and clear up to his last moments.
Ho has hardly over ooou sick, and enjoyed bu
usual health up to one wcok ago last Thursday,
when ho was suddenly attacked by inllummatiun
at tho lungs. The consequent sickness render
ed him so fcoblu that hopes for bis recovery
woro no longer entertained, and ho dually diod
Monday afternoon.
His bereaved widow, though comforted by lov
ing children and grandchildren, fools tho loss
acutely. Tho fuoural will take place from tbo
residence of Myrou L. Pearce, 1085 Indiana
avenue, to-moirow morning at 11 o’clock.
The Physical Culture Society mot at the rooms
of the Atbonomn yesterday afternoon. Tho at
tendance was limited, for somo cause or another.
With tbo Society, which is comparatively now,
“ Physical Culture " is hut a now name for short
dresses, —in other words, dress reform. Tho ob
ject of tho meeting has not yet heou discovered.
Tbo President, Mrs. Swinshclm, was absent, as
was also tho Treasurer. Tho latter was charged,
In a jocose way, with having absconded with tho
Society’s funds, amounting to $2.08, but no no
tice was taken of it.
Mrs. Babboti presided, and the first order of
business was to determine whether or not tho
Society had an existence. Before this question
was settled tho idea of amalgamating with the
Athoncnm was broached. In the discussion it
was understood that tho Athonouro was unwill
ing, when it was decided that tho Physical Cul
ture Society had au oxistouco, which it would
labor to perpetuate.
Mrs. i)r. Underwood then road a paper ou
“ Physical Development.” Poliowing this came
several littlo speeches, and tho election of Mrs,
Underwood as President. Tho Society then ad
journed until tho nltomoouof tho first Saturday
ia January,
Barney Aaron was boasting yesterday that ho
went grand rounds Monday night with a South
Sldo Sergeant of Police, and got him very drunk.
Who was tho man ?
Among yesterday’s transfers is that of tho lot
on tho west side of Michigan avenue, KiO feet
south of Monroe street, sold by Horace White to
John B. Lyon for $32,000.
Chief-Inspector Harper bos just made on im
portant addition to his ofllco by putting in neat
boxes to exhibit the samples and tho grade of
grain inspected by him.
Tbo temperature yesterday, as observed by
Mauasso, optician, under’liiE Triuune Building,
was, ut Ba. m., 18 deg. Fulir; 10 a. m., 23; 12
m., 29; 3p. m., 82; Gp. m,, SO; and Bp. m., 29.
Tho Chicago Athommim has resolved upon a
course of dime lectures, by homo talent, TU
first one will bo delivered Thursday afternoon,
Jan. 7. Tho ball, speaker, and subject remain
to bo agreed npou.
Isaac Levy slipped and foil at tho corner of
Madison and Green streets yesterday forenoon,
aud broke his anklo. He was attended tohy
Dr. Blchurdsou. Mr. Levy does business at No.
185 West Madison street.
Tho Alder-manic contest in tho Eleventh Ward,
Walsh vs. Goundoraon, will come up early next
week in tho County Court. Oouuderson’s at
torneys will file a demurrer to Walsh’s petition,
claiming that tho charges of tbo petition, upon
which the contest is baaed, ace not specific
A canned-goods dealer of Baltimore—a city
which claims the distinction of being the chief
distributing point in the United States for that
class of goods--has just effected the purchase
from a Chicago firm (F. A. Wnldnor A Co.) of a
car-lead of peaches. This is behoved to bo tho
first recorded instance iu which that city has
been a purchaser lu tho West of canned fruits.
Tho case of Ross vs. Eanohor, a suit com
menced by Miss Boss, of this city, for breach of
promise, tho hisloiy of which has boon pub
lished in those columns, will come up before
Judge Booth on tho fith of January. From the
uunibor and character of tho depositions already
ou file, tho hearing of the case promises somo
rich disclosures.
Tho Hebrew oonßrogatlon Ausho Moarlr,
which, before the lire ot July H, worshiped in
tho HyuftKOßiio that Blood at tho ooruor of Wa
bash nvouuo and Pock court, baa since boon
worshiping in tho odillco corner Wubouh ave
nue ami Pourloonth Btroot, Tho congregation
hnu iuafc nurchuaod tho chnrch lately need by
Trinity Episcopal congregation, at the corner of
Michigan avenue and Twenty-elsth street. and
will immediately convert It into a synagogue
Tho pries paid vru $20,000 la cub for the Build-
ing, ttio organ, and all tbs furniture in tho audl
onco-Moni and oaaoraonl, and tho lot, whioh
measures 100 foot square,
Tito sessions of tho Methodist Judicial Confer
ence commenced yesterday morning at 0 o'clock
in tho Methodist Preachers' room, at No. 67
Washington street. Tho object of tho Confer
ence is to boar appeals from decisions of various
Annual Conferences. Tho Conference, or Ooutt
of Triers, is composed of seven persons each
from tho Book llivor, Northwestern Indiana, and
Wisconsin Conloroncos. Tho Court was occu
pied yesterday in hearing arguments in the oaso
of tho llov. William Bice, of tbo Michigan Con
ference. Tbo decision of tho Conforonco, which
was adverse to tho minister, was sustained.
Herman Mcmlock, foreman cutter with Binds
kopf, Barbo A Co,, wholesale clothiers, corner of
Washington street and Wabash avenue, while on
tho fourth floor, lost his balance oud tumbled
down tho olovator-wntl to tho basement. Dr.
Purdy, corner of State and Madison streets, ar
rived immediately after, bub found lifo extinct,
owing to dislocation of tho neck. In addition,
ho found, on examination, fracture of tho right
arm near tho wrist, compound fracture of tho
right log in two pianos, nud fracture of tho loft
log and arm. Tho unfortunate man was about
44 years of ago, of Busman extraction, and lived
on Butterfield street, whoro ho leave* a wife and
two children,
A long controversy Involving tho titlo to tho
Metropolitan Hotel has just been settled by an
amicable agreement. Many years ago Isaac
Spear, Jeweler, had a dork who mado free with
his omplovor’s money, and with it bought tho
laud whereon the old Metropolitan Hotel stood
and put up tbo building. Mr. Spear discovered
that ids dork was making moto money than ho,
and finally fouud where tho embezzled funds
bad boon invested. By that time the property
bad boon sold to E. H. Haddock, nud Spear sued
him to recover it. After much litigation, a year
ago tho latter got a decree, by which tbo former
was ordered to hand over ' tho property and $50,»
000 in money for mesne profits. A day or so ago
Messrs. Haddock and Spear compromised, tho
latcor receiving the property and $12,000 in
A gentleman, while eating a stow of oysters in
a restaurant nob far from Clark street, wan in
terrupted by tho entrance of two rough-looking
individuals, evidently laboring under tho effects
of too much whisky. Seating themselves nt a
tablo opposite him, ono remarked to tho other :
" Bill, what aro you going to have ? Lot’s have
a stow?" "Ihalu’t a-goin for to oat no stow,"
answered thoouo addressed aa Bill; "Iknow
alt those rcst'rant fellers' tricks; used
to (trie) keep rest'anb 'self, 'a i know
how it works. They take 'n put
til tho dead oysors into tber stews 'n throw W
down thor roglar custmora (hie). I used to be
in oyster buisnoy, 'n know how tis, and I don'
want any kilt oysters iu mine." Tho gentleman
had boon listening, and looking first at ■ his
oysters and tlion at the speaker, until ho made
the remark about “kilt oysters," when ho got
up, and, putting his handkerchief to Ida mouth,
bolted for the back door, while tho intruders or
dered a hall-dozen raw.
A bonevolont-foatnred, methodical-looking
elderly gentleman, whilo walking down Dear
bora street yesterday morning at a lively pneo,
was unexpectedly stopped. Ho camo to a place
near tlip Third National Bank where aomo water
apillod on tho pavement from tho horse-fountain
bad frozen over during tho recent cold snap.
Hm No. 8 boots were suddenly elevated to au
angle of 45 degrees; his bonovolcntconotcmanco
disappeared into a now $9 silk hat,
and tho srpothorocl exclamations that Issued
therefrom were anything but pious. Ills fall
angered him exceedingly, ana ho roaolvod
that bo would walk over that screak of ico or dio
In tho attempt. Carefully gathering himself up,
bo made a dash for tho other side. Tho results
were exactly tho aamo as before, only a littlo
more pronounced. Ho catno down on bis
phouldore, aud his beaver coat went over
bis head liko a flash; there was
an ominous sound of ripping stitches and
rondod cloth, several released vest buttons strik
ing a laughing bystander in tho eye, put a speedy
oud to his merriment. Tho old gentleman was
badly demoralized, but ho had hits of grit, and,
picking himself up agaiu, ho walked back two or
three rods, took a long breath, and,* spitting on
his hands, agaiu made a rush. As ho reached
tho ico, a happy thought seemed to strike him—
ho would olido across. Ho got a splendid start,
but just as bo got to tuo edge of
Ibo ico his toes came iu contact with
a chip that was frozen fast to tho walk. His
noble form arose into tho air, and ho camo down
upon all fours, scraping holes through both
knees of his pants, while his spectacles wont
gliding down tho street, lie arose with an ef
fort. and gazed with a sorrowful expression at
tho holes in his knees ; and. after giving a boy 3
cents for bringing him his spectacles, Uo retraced
his stops and wont around tho block, evidently
thinking ho could walk around in less time thau
ho could cross that iuuiguillcant stretch of ico.
A few days sgo a law film in this city wont to
Sheriff Agnew, stated that it was tho last day of
service, and that thoy knew tbac his officers
could not serve tbo paper, and requested that
one of their dorks bo soociall/ deputized. Tbo
Sberilf informed them that ho had been advised
by counsel that thoio was some doubt na to his
power to npi oint a special, and ho must decline
to mako such appointments until tho question
had been settled by tho courts. They tendered
Clio fees for service, and reitoiatcd their request,
with which ho lofueed to comply.
They then applied (or a rnlo to require liim to
show cause before Judge Begets yesterday why
bo Bbonid not appoint a special. On argument.
Judge Bogota refused the rule, on tbo grouud
that it was a matter of discretion with a Sheriff
as to whether bo should appoint one or not, or
who ho should appoint. The question as to his
porter to appoint, ho reserved to bo submitted to
the whole Bench.
The Eighth Ward Fire-Guard, an association
of citizens formed for local protection in eases
of Hi u and outrage, and recognized by the Fire
and Police Oomtmsslouois, held a mooting last
evening at No. 825 Blue Island nvenuo.
Mr. Adolph Mims, foreman of tho Company,
presided. Ho stated that there wore lllly-thrco
men on tho roll, and that at nu early day a sys
tem of exorcises would ho instituted, with a view
to malting tho Company effective workers.
Badges wero then furnished to tho members,
and, after tho transaction of some routine busi
ness, tho mooting adjourned.
This tnovemotic on tho part of tho residents of
the Eighth Ward is highly commendable, and if
tho example wero followed in tho other wards of
tho city probably tho immense expenditure
called for by Gen. Bhaler would bo unnecessary.
What does It moan—tho apparent apathy
among the members of tho Industrial Aid Socio
ty? Twice within tho past fortnight have attempts
boon mado to bold mootings, at which it was ex
pected that matters of importance, matters
affecting tho vorv existence of tho Society,
would coma up. Yet not moro than five mom
born (and they wero enthusiasts actuated by
earnest wishes for tho accomplishment of tiio
purpose for which thoy united) could bo gotten to
gether. Mrs. Saudford Lewis, a very prominent
member, has tendered her resignation, and Mrs.
Fernando Jones, it is said, intends to withdraw
from tho Society, having become ilrod of tho
twiddle-twaddle character of tbo proceedings.
It will ho a reproach ■to tho ladies who in
augurated this industrial-aid movement with so
much success, if it dlo by reason of their want
of energy.
The regular meeting of the Good Samaritan
Society was held yesterday afternoon at Hoard
lloom 4, No. 51 LaSalle atroot, the President,
Mrs. Annie E. Wulbort in the chair.
Poparts woro given from tho Horae. Finance,
and visiting Committed). Tho Committee for
Christmas dinner to no given Wednesday, Deo.
23, reported abundant donations of turkeys,
canned fruits, meats, and etceteras for tho occa
sion. On tho evening of tho snmo day a vocal
and instrumental concert will he given at which
several well-known professionals will assist. The
ladios oxtoud a cordial welcome to all friends of
tho institution to visit the Homo on thm day.
The President, Mrs. Walbort, and Vice-Pres
idents, Mrs. Faster and Mrs. Blulhardt, woro
appointed a Deception Committee.
Thursday evening of this week a parlor con
cert will bo given at tho Homo. Preparations
are making lor a charity social to ho given Jan.
Among tho donations to tho Homo was an ele
gantly bound Bible from ft Irioml of tho institu
tion, The donations reported through the ofllco
weret Clothing, provisions, and cash. $47.98 \
to Mis. Baker, cash and books, $45.75; to Mrs.
Bluthardt, cash, s2l; to Mcsdamcs Hpnutding
and Buffum, dry goods, sls; to tho President,
Five now members were added: Mrs. Floyd
Cooley, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Willis Young, Mrs.
Platt, and .Mrs. Fannie Wheeler Wood.
pn. J. V. Z. lILANCY,
The following is the action taken by (ho Fac
ulty of Rush Medical College in reference to the
death of Dr. Blanoy:
Tho Faculty of Itm-hMedical College ilonlro tons
proa to tho family of the lulo Prof. J. V.lllim.n
-their sense of the lose which they, hi nmmmii with
tho medical profosuhm anil society nt largo, have uns
tained in the death of their ioiuauled friend und life
long colleague, Aauoclatod from Uo oommrncomenl
with this Institution, and for many yours tho leader In
its councils, the memory of bts inspiring presenuo will
bo ever choriibtd by tho bout of atmUmi who, in past
years, have been profited by bis Instruction ; but by
none cuu his uncommon sifts ho mart) thoroughly tp«
predated than by his survivors hero.
Wherever bo went, in camp nr court, the central
figure; boro, as st home, bo was morn than honored—
bo nos loved. A pioneer la the province of nclanUflo
Instruction, bis work was no more rudimentary touch;
it extended to the highest departments of research.
Adapting himself without etTort to iho necessities of
the humblest beginner, his versatile talents made him
easily the equal of the farthest advanced In the paths
of science. An accomplished physician, a celebrated
teacher, a beloved associate, his work is done; ho has
been promoted to that higher station for which ho was
so completely prepared. For him thero can bo no nv
grot; for his survivors alono are tho depths of sorrow
Joseph W. Freer, M. D., Professor of Physiology,
and President of (bo BoJety.
J. Adams Allen, M. D., LL. D,, Professor of Prin
ciples and Practice of Medicine.
Du Lnsklo Miller, M. D., Profcnsor of Obstetrics.
11. L.lton, M. D., Professor of Anatomy.
Moses Gunn. A. M„ M. D,. Professor of Surgery.
Edwin Powell, A. M., 31. D., Professor of Alilftary
Joseph P, Boss, M, D., Professor of Clinical Modl
Edward L. Holmes, A. IT., M. D., Professor of Dls
ooKes of the Kye and Ear.
Henry M. Lyman, A. M., M. D., Profossor of Cbom-
James IT. Etheridge, M, D., Professor of Materia
Tho work npon that chaalo temple ot hlgh
toood nroußomcnt into which Ur. Qiovor is con
verting tho PosUOnico building id progressing
with great rapidity,—with perhaps too much
hasto to allow everything to bo finished off in
perfect good taste. Tho critical public—about
fifty of them dally—arc coming in person to this
office, or writing long communications, com
plaining of iho small size of tho panes of glass
—picayune panes one alliterative person called
thorn—which Mr. Grover has otuolc in his win
dow-sashes. They assort that they are so small
as to bo out of proportion with everything else,
and that they resemble tho windows of a cottage
rather than a grand theatre. Of course, tbouo
people havo been argued with, and told that Mr.
Urovor docs not own tho Comstock lode yet, and
cannot bo oipootod to indulge in French pinto
glnea and similar luxuries, Motoovcr, the act
ing will not bo materially affected by tbo win
dows, since nobody would try to look through
thorn under any circumstances.
When they got convinced, as they sometimes
do, they begin tho attack in another quarter, and
want to know if Mr. Grover should follow at a
distance tbo example of Bomiramls, and plant a
grovo of trees—ary pines—on tbo top of bis
theatre, matting, tuoy say, a mass of firowood,
which, if ignited, would ruin tho walls, tbo boat
in tho city, which aro worth 850,000. Tho auswor
generally made is that, if Grover had tho money,
ho would build with iron, or tbo cedar
of Lebanon, or mahogany ovon, which is n pretty
Incombustible wood; but as a man who has not
money wherewith to buy a dinner poesa-froo*
lunching, so Grover is reduced to dry pine.
Then they ask whether tho Board of Educa
tion. when It rented this bit of school property
to Mr. Grover foi tbo purpose of giving him a
chance to educate tho masses after ins fashion,
took any bond of indemnity in case ho damaged
(hose walls. They eay tho Board did not, but
certainly it could not havo been so heedless. If
it did not got one, tbo only wav is to fall baeu on
tho old answer, and say Mr. Grover had not iho
Aid. Woodman and B. B. Stone of the Fire and
Water Committee have changed places. Here
after Aid. Stone will bo Chairman of that Com
Tho renowned and illutrioue Gorman member
of tho Hairpin Society, at present employed in
tho City Clerk’s office, may hereafter bo found
sitting on tho wallin "Hurapty Damply,”initiat
ing “iloaocs” by the hundred.
Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock the Commit
ted on Streets and Alloys for tho South Division
will make its debut in tho room connected with
tho City Clerk’s office. Aid. Stono iu Aid. Spald
ing’s shoes will bo tbo chief attraction.
Tho Board of Police yesterday commenced tho
work of reorganization in tho Cottage Grove
Avonuo Station, by transferring a half-duzaa
patrolmen to other stations. Sorgt. Tom Barrett
yot remains in command, but ia momentarily
expecting hio execution.
Mr. Chosbrougb. City Engineer, exhibits In
his offico a fossil of what is known as au Ortho
ceratito. Tho fossil is unbonded iu rock which
has been cut square and polished. Tho block is
split in two parts, disclosing tho exposed half of
tuo fossil. It is a present to tho Acadomvof
Sciences from Mr. Smgor, of tho Singer & Tat
oott Stone Company,
Whatovor dissatisfaction thoro may have boon
among certain Aldermen who woro displeased
with tho now Committees, all such sorrows woro
completely displaced on hearing that a vorv
proud Aldorman, who found himself without a
Chairmanship, was going around calling his
Presidential brother nasty names. Arid yot the
Alderman ia question ia on ihroo of tho very
best Committees of tho Council.
Tho Engineer Committee of tho Citizens' As
sociation have completed their labors for tbo
proscut. Thoy have not yot made known tho in
sults of tho trial, owing to restrictions placed
upon them by ibo xuloa of tbo Citizens’ Associa
tion. From what can ho learned from persons
outside of that Committee, it is thought that
thoy will toport favorably on tho pumping capac
ity, and will limit tholr imprecations to the small
The folio.ling communication was yesterday
sent to President Dixon:
CnioAoo. Dor. IC, 1874.
Sin: In rrspounn to a resolution of tho City Co inch
panned Monday, Dec.B, Inviting ofl'ora forth* liybt
to build uud operate Btrtot-cara on Wabash avenue,
from Lake street to tho city limits, the Chicago k
South Atlantic Railroad Company make Uio followlug
offer, vir.:
/•Vsf—To lay a double track from Lake street to
Twenty-second, and single track from Tweuty-soroml
to Thirty-second street, uud double track theuce to
city limits.
Abeonif—'To bo constructed on or before tho Ist of
September 1870. unices restrained.
yVdnf—To build and keep In good order said street
from curb to curb.
Fourth— To nm palace-csrs of tho same class and
finish as those used on Third avenue, Now York,
To run cars every hour after 12 o'clock at
niuht until G o’clock p. tn.
o'fxf/i— i’aro, whole distance, 5 cents; commutation
ticket*, 4 cents per ride.
Seventh—: To pny 1 per cent of Its annual not earn
ings into tbo City Treasury, to bo appropriated for
such purposes ns tbo Council may direct.
Thu resolution required bond in the penal sum of
$100,000; this we are ready to giro within tho time
prescribed In said resolution, or by sold Council,
If our offer Is accepted, It saves to tho taxpayers
owning property on said avenue tbo sum of about
$125,000, This estimate Is verified by bids made by
tbreo of the most responsible street-paring firms in
this dty, vrhoso names were furnished us by tho Clerk
of Public Works.
J. Cavendish Robinson, Secretary.
Tbo regular weekly mooting of tho Board of
Health was held in their rooms yesterday after
noon, all tho members being present. Tho Saul
tary Superintendent’s report shows that during
the past week there wore 07 deaths, two less
than during the preceding week. Of these there
wore 24 under 1 year of oge. Colored, 1. Males,
4(1; females, 41; married, 88, single, 53.
During tho week there was but one case of
small-pox reported, and tho patient was imme
diately carried to tho Braall-Fox Hospital,
mint's “molting works, against which numerous
complaints had boon mado, wero reported as
closed and in the bauds of tho Sheriff.
Dr. Williams, Sanitary Inspector, reported
that during the week ho had examined the pupils
of the following; schools with tho following re
sults :
Newberry School, 1,460 pupils, 47 unsafe,
Franklin School, 1,150 pupils, 61 unsafe.
Kim Street School, 705 pupils, 05 unsafe.
Ogden School, OSil pupils, 70 unsafe.
Dr. Mauuheimcr reported that bo bad exam
ined the pupils of several schools in his district,
and that nearly 20 per cout of tho whole number
needed rdvacclnntiou.
Tho Health OHicor’s report shows that there
woro 275 nuisance notices served, and 290 nui
sances abated. Ho called tho attention of tho
Board to tho sowor on tho south side of Hoisted
street biidgo. The subject was referred to the
Sanitary Committee, and the Board thou ad
journed. __
Tito room of L. H. Clapp, at No. 328 West
Madison street, was entered night before last
and robbed of a pair of gold our-rings and $25
in currency.
OQlcor Scott arrested Peter Stevens, on Canal
street yesterday, on suspicion of having stolon
same harness and an overcoat, which woro found
in his possession and of which ho could give no
satisfactory account.
Edward Christian and Henry Rumebodor were
arrested last evening on tho charge of larceny,
In stealing a volume of Bhakspoaro and ouo of
Kir Walter Hcott from tho library of tho Young
Men’s Chrlsiiau Association. They wore locked
up in tho Armory.
Between 11 and 12 o'clock on the 18th inst,
William Brown, of No. 7UB Centre avenue, struck
his wife on the side of her neck with a scoop
iUoyoJ, lolUoUog ft some, bat not dangerous
wound. Brown was arrested yesterday by Offi
cer Tim Huhonoy, and hold to o»*ott two result
of hla wife's injuries, The blow wuh given dur
iug a quarrel. Sira. Brown was aunt to the Oonuty
Thoi'o appeared In an evening paper yester
day an item which detailed tbo maudlin exploits
of James Ilynn at the Madison-Stroot Station.
Iho report wns incorrect. In tho first place it
was not James Ryan «ho was arrested} It was
Jerry Kerry, a saloon-keeper on Blue Island
avenue. lie was arrested at the corner of Union
«. ld .V Mh,n e lon Moots, end not Hoisted and
Washington. Ilodul not call at tho station and
f:o with four police officers to arroet some ono ;
>o was found drunk nt tho placo mentioned by
Officers Htnkley and Flynn, who brought him into
tho station, whero ho became obstreperous, and
attacked Hloklcy viciously. In tho struggle
which ensued tbo officer’s revolver dropped from
his pocket, and Kerry snatched it up and pre
sented it nt Flynn and Station-Keeper Wiley, and
threatened to kill them. Binkley, seeing the
danger, Immediately dealt him a hard blow on
tho head with his club, and sent him reeling
down the stairway leading to tho colls. Tho
blow only stunned him for a moment, and before
tbe officers could go down and secure him he
presented tbo pistol again and fired two shoes
into tho stairway, and, with land imprecations,
called on the policemen to come down at the
pent of their lives. Ho wns in a secure place
whero ho stood, and Scrgt. Garrity, who
bad by this lime como out of his room, doomed
It boat to lot him remain there nntil ho should
cool off sufficiently to enable them to put him in
a col). Ho roared like a mad bull, and threatened
to kill tbo Hist man who showed himself at tho
top of tho stairway, llinkloy desired togodown
and taoUlo him, hut the fiotgoant objected,
dooming discretion tho bolter part of valor, ana
not desiring to endanger a life when a simple
lapsa of time would sou Mr. Kerry safe in a coll.
Flynn than coaxed tbo follow until ho gave up
his murderous intentions, and took tho revolver
away from him and locked him up. Those are
the real facta in tho matter.
Railroad oompauics or contractors having
largo quantities of wood to chop, can bo supplied
with good choppers by applying in person or by
letter to tho Young Men’s Christian Association
Employment Bureau, MS Fifth avenue.
Monday ovontng there will bo a concert in tho
First Presbyterian Church, corner of Indiana
avenue and Twontv-flrse street. Tho proceeds
will bo naod for tho benefit of tho reading-room
at tho Railroad Mission, and for tho Church
Tbo old West Side Rink, corner of Bandolph
and Ada streets; will bo opened this evening.
There is a {rood field of ice, and the proprietor
of tho institution intends to try to revive tho
taste for okating which was so strong here in
1805 and 1860.
The members of Cosmopolitan Lodge No. 0,
Knights of Pythias, are requested to bo punctual
ly on band this evening at 8 o'clock, in their
oastlo hall, corner of LaSalle and Adams streets,
for the purpose of nominating officers for tho on
suing term ond to transact important business.
Tho management of tho Bnothovcn Society has
decided to Issue a limited number of siuglo tick
ets of admission to (ho Beethoven Festival,
Thursday evening, at Farwoll Hull. They can
bo obtained of Messrs. Root <b Lewis, No. 156
State street, and at (bo box-office at the hall, at
$L each,
A grand prize calico hall is announced to be
hold at Tumor Hall, corner of Van Burcn and
Clark streets, on tbo evening of the 23d inst.
The ball is for tbo benefit of Edward Nealo, who
received a serious accident by falling from a
scaffold while nfe work upon tho Grand Opera-
House. Sheriff Aguow heads tho list of man
It is proposed to hold tbo next biennial moot
ing of tho American Pomological Society in
Chicago. Tho Executive Committee of tho
Stato Horticultural Society will meet at the
Praii~ic Farmer office, 118 Mouroo street,
Wednesday at 10 o’clock, and will bo glad to
moot all who feel an interest in baviug tho next
mooting of this Society in this city.
Tho Christmas Fair now holding at the St.
Paul’s 31. E. Church, on Mouroo street, near
Newberry, promises to bo a fine siiccoss, and
will bo continued every evening during tho proa
out week except Saturday. A largo variety of
holiday goods are exhibited for sale by tbo ladies
of tbo church, and now and interesting features
will bo introduced each evening.
Tho lovers of oporn-bouffe will bo glad to
know that Aimoo, tbo favorite ulnger and actress
In this class ot opera, commences a week’s sea
son at tbo Acadomv of Musio Monday evening,
giving niue performances, including three mati
ness,—on Wednesday, Christmas Bay, and Satur
day. Tbo side of seats wi’l commence to-mor
row morning at tho box-olfico of tho Academy.
Tho opening opera will bo “La Filte du Mmo.
Srtefat Dispatch to 2'h* Chicago Tribune.
Indianapolis, lud., Deo. 15.—Articles of in
corporation of tho Bailroad Grain-Car Weighing
and Scaling Company of tho United Statoa wore
tiled with tho Secretary of State to-day. Ed
ward B. Allen, J. E. McGottigao, Boboit 8. Cox,
William E. Hendrick, and Samuel N, Maxwell
are tho Directors. Tho Company has for its ob
ject tho manufacture of Edward B. Allen’s
tables, showing tho height freight-cars can bo
loaded in bulk with oats, corn in the oar,
shelled corn, rye, wheat, barley, one! meal, to
produce 20.000 ponnds, and tho weight per inch
in height when loaded, andapplvlug the same to
railroad grain-cars, Tho capital stock is $30,000,
and business of tho Company is to bo earned on
Articles of incorporation of tho Qlobo Print
ing and Improved Advertising Company of Val
paraiso, Porter County, were also tiled. Tho
capital stock is $30,000. Tho Directors for tho
Hist year aro John 0. West, Gcorgo H. Wollaco,
and Walker T. C. Biowne.
New Yobk, Doc. IB.—The Committee appoint
ed by the Common Council of tho City of Mem
phis relative to tho debt of that place hold n
meeting hero to-day to consider ways and means
of consolidating the debt and improving the
credit of tho city. Mr. Apporson, of Memphis,
presided, and a number of members of the Com
mon Council of New York were present. After
a lengthy conference It wos resolved that the
holders of bonds of tho City of Memphis in
Charleston, Baltimore, Plulauolphia, and else
whore, bo, and are hereby, requested to call a
meeting and appoint one or two delegates each to
meet a committee of two appointed by this
meeting in tho City of Memphis on tho 11th of
January, 1675, for tho purpose of considering
tho question now before the Convention.
Christmas J—A Lovo Tolcon 1
To a wife, mother, elatcr, or sweetheart, a Christ
mas present should bo useful, beautiful, and not nec
essarily expensive. Tho Wilson shuttle sowiug-ma
chlue combines all of these elements. It is useful, ele
gant, durable, ami ornamental, and it la the most ap
propriate token of affectlou. It received tho highest
award at Vienna. It is so very simple that a child can
easily learn to uso it. Instructions given st purchas
ers* homes free of charge. It is sold on easy monthly
payments at I'j7 State street, and In all of (ho principal
cities nud towns of tho United States, Wilson Sewing-
Machine Company, manufacturers, Cleveland, 0.
Draw’s Business College
offers every facility to young won who arc desirous of
obtaining a thorough practical education. A new de
partment has been organized in which instruction is
given in penmanship, arithmetic, reading, and spell
ing. Those desiring to enter the commercial depart
ment will find the course more practical than any
business college in the West.
For Your Own Sakes
It will bo well to remomber, whoa about holiday
presents of diamonds, watches, Jewelry, silver and
silver-plated ware, that wo aro selling at strictly
wholesale prices in order to clone out our retail stock,
aa wo rctlro aUogolhcr from this branch of the busi
ness. Wendell & llymau, wholesale ami retail dealers,
235 Wabash avenue, corner Jackson street.
40,000 Mon and Boya
Can yet obtain free prize-tickets by addressing through
tbo mail or calling at Nos. 101 «ud 166 Utsto street.
The same number of persons cau also tie provided
with duo, stylish Broadway garments at popular
prices. Tho long overcoats being ehown by A. J,
Nutting, (Its C. O, P. clothier, uro (he " nobbiest ’’
overgarmenti in the West for men, youth, boys, and
Beal Laces.
Over $50,000 uowopouing iu every variety, and will
ho offered at less than lu.f the regular prices. Also.
700 piece* black dress silks, at ftoiu7s cents to |3.00,
being not (heir gold cost, riunttiuau’s, 1U and U6
Ntatv street,
Tho New Album of Muslo
will be ready for sale at W. W. Kimball’s, State street,
comer of Adame, next Friday, with an entire new
itlMlioa of fortjr-oae plow of vocal and instrumental
music for the piano, hindtmnely bound Inclolli and
gold, eucb a« Mfguon, Aldn, Lohengrin, etc. Price, sl,
Tho Pearly ' uhifanco
of the leotn la brittle, Sodoionl, compoiel cxclmlva
!j of byglonlj vegetable olomomo, an I coot-nniug no
■olvcnt, la tbe ouly artloto which, while whitening tb<
enamel, preserve! Us eoumlucau.
_ . „ Every LnHy Knows
Tbit iho 35, «, and 50 cent black alpacas, and the 2
ami 35 cent Urcas-goodo at tbo Now York Store, Noi
SSI and 280 West Madison street, ace the cheapest ant
tbo best lu Chicago,
Prlnco & Co.’s Organs.
Hoe organs with six slops for $125, warranted Arab
class In tone sm\ finish. Money refunded if nni
atroet° Tompl ° ot « V« Burra
Bottled mineral Watoro for Fnmlllos
by Puck it Itoyner, makers of tho “ Mars Cologne."
WoUon, n tir'd 20 years, of PertH
Hoad, Htrtmd (boon Rood. llum«cy. l.nndon, UmtlaiM
I'unoral at 19 m. from 911 Wont Lato-»i., to iSj»cliiiL
FrlmuUarolnrlfcd. **
r2»”ix)iidoa papers plonso copy.
MlJlillAhL—Doo, 16, at 3a. m., at his residence, lea
North IJoapliUmit., Uaol. William Muliiall. w
riinnr&l will take plnco on Thursday by can to Catrarr.
s* OgUouibiirjr paper* ploaio copy.
..BKMINOTON-Of consumption, at 110 Plno-it.. on
tho 15thi last.. In borSftb year, Mu. An ilo, who of Win.
Ilnyok Ilouilngtou * antl daughter«f Oarroti O. nnddu.la
huuotal al l o’clock p.m.Tbiirsilay, 17th Inst., at No.
•^#2f. r<5 .V Park. Friends r.f both tumilloa luvhoa.
coij A * uU * °' BQ d Wow York papers please
i,. 1 » > u A JI? B “ At l ,, ? roa| d«nee, Dee » Hi Hsmuol Pearco,
yoar of hl» ngj, formerly of (Jllfton Sprimrs!
W; V., fatborot Myron L. and J. Irvhig Pcarso, of tills
T„ l .V nor *' f rom . tbo rodd meo of Myron L. Poano. IC!S
Indiana.**, at U o’olooic Ttmrsdny. * w
nP.« n u.- At » S |{! ck i. nac ‘ *V lcl >.. Saturday, Deo. 19, John
cago*' 4 * °* * bo brm °* hrumllow, lUtoj d 00., Obi-
5 0p ,2 f Can,lt, n) oapsrs ploaso copy.
«. I 'l“}* r s. l,lß / T } M * wl| lbolioldnnThnrsdtr. Doa 17 at
illWmAifln l SaniSu W ° f b “ brotllcr * W * L ' B, “ Ub *
pg.°o? r r < " VI J - No.YoAp.pon
ci\. Centaur Liniments
allay pain, snhdus swellings, heal
barns, and will euro rheumatism,
t£i ASr •P ftTl », and any flesh, boao op muscle
FfftfW ailment. The While Wrapper la for
—, family use, the Yellow Wrapper is fay
,l 7 aolraals, Prioo CO cents; largo bou
Fine Jewelry,
At oar Salesroom, 84 & 86 laDlolM,
THIS MORNING at 10 o’clock,
THIS AFTERNOON at 3 o’clock.
A ebinoe to buy tho BEST GOODS AT YOUR OWN
price. American. English, and Swl.a atom and Koy-
Windors; Diamond Pins, Rings, and Studs; Ladies* Fins
Gold Sola, Studs, Slooto Itutlom, Full Una of Fin*
Goods, which must t.oiliUoly be closed out.
(Wrnialion of lie (M Solo
-£L1:180 SifcEVto-Est:.
Whoa will bo specially offerod tho mitßrUHeont lino of
Mnrblo, llronzo, and Cult Clocks bDslrlcsmanyo’borvM.
nnnlo and imporlaut work* of art. Wa cordially lorite
puruhasora to ibis sale, as orory lot ollorod will !>• Bold
without regard to cost.
dSUSON, POMEROY A CO.. Auctioneers.
At Hos. 50 and 52 Oanal-st,
Thursday Morniiij, Dec, 17, at 10 o'clock.
A lot of Hubs, Spokes, WhooK anti olhor Oarrlaco
Stook; Iron bale aorl Odea Furnlluro, Rlnckfrulih
Forget. Tools, aud Hollow*. Abo the Building. <0 foot
fronton U/mnl-st., with leasehold Interest lu lots on
whioh building staads. Sold by order of U. 11. Jenkins.
ULISON. POMEROY A CO., Antitlnucors.
liy GKO. JP. GO UK «& coT^ 3
08 as 70 Wabaab-av.
Large and Attractive Sale,
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 9 1-2 a. ra.
1,000 CASES
Of all grade!!, in JMon’a, Women's, Aliases*
and Children’s Woar.
GEO. I*. GORE k CO..
Slaad 70 U'ult.i ■!!•>».
J&. XT O *E? OC <0 Sir,
On Thursday, Bsc. 17. Nt 0 1-2 o'clock.
Wb ohall offer some moro barcaics In
Household Furniture,
To oloso up conslgmuoaU sod Advances for this roar.
Call ami Eiamiuo Our m.
Darlop, Library, Chamber and Kitchen
Furniture; Lounges. Sofas, Boo’* Ossos,
Walnut Bedsteads and Bureaus. Oaihler’a
Desk (standing!. Cylinder and Otilae Dos es.
Snow Oases, Mirrors, Carpets, Floor Oil
Cloth, Wardrobes, oto.
Grid. P. GORE k CO.. Auctioneers.
]Mo. 81 IVE£3rcCJ.3O23.«Q't-|
Opposite MoVlckor's Theatre,
And eaftro content* of FIRST-GLASS SALOON, cou
iliUac ■>! Tables, Chain, Lamp*. Glasses, Faucets, «U).,
oto. All without r -norvo.
b.Mini a harrison; Auctioneer*,
81 MadUon-at., opposite Movlcker'a Tncatre.
On Thursday, Dec. 17. Nt 10 and 2 o'clock.
NO. 81
Opposite McVickor's Theatre,
Pawnbroker's Sale of an Entire Now Stock of
Fine Diamonds, Jewelry.
Watches, &c.,
Anonflrolynswoollcotlon of Forfeited Pledges,o iiisltlln#
of Diamond*, Watcho*. Jewelry, liioga, Furs, Solid tail*
vorsnd Plated Mare, Jtavolvepj, etc., oto.
Grand Ohanoo for Christmas Presents.
•t 4 HARRISON, Auctioneer*,
M MuVlchor'a Thutre.
ON *
THURSDAY, Dec. 17, ai FRIDAY, Cue. 18.
33 XSastTCTasZilxigtonns^
The gooda have Just baen received diroot, tud In maaj
instances cannot bo duplicated In America. Tho lu*
®?raprlso ipoclmom of tbo rare and costly ttatsumi
Ware, Rato Antique llrunzos, Elegant Carved Ivor}', Su<
porb Rmbrnldurlcs, Silks and Batlu«, Rlogant Lacquered
Inlaid Uablnots, Tables, Fancy Uoxei, Oomliwl Toys, (sm
pidors, Costly Japanoia Jowolry, La lbs* and (louts'
llubus, 010,, etc. Quods on exhibition Tuesday.
LEONARD A 00.. Auctioneers.
37 East Washlugtou-st. ’
Trade sales of Boots and Shoes at Auction
every Tuesday and Thursday Mornings, at
0 I-ll o’clock.
»J A»S. P, MoKAMARA A Co., Auctioneers.
sot audtM Hast MadUou-st.
WEDNESDAY, Deo. Ip. at 0!$ a. w., at Auction, tbs
largest nook offered iu this city oi
Now and Second-hand Furniture,
Gook and Heating Btovoi, and General Merchandise,
These goods will be sold to mako ouradvanoM, rojardiaai
oi valuos. *•♦•••
RUWtWKLL, WILLIAMS 4 00* i Austlooeeqfc

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