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the custom-house.
Absolute Necessity for an Appro
priation to finish the
Building.
Immense Amount of Government Bui
nets Carried on In This
City.
Tho rost-onicc, Interim! Bcrenne, eas
terns Sorrier, Courts, Mar.
iliol’a Onicc, Kit.
Cost of tho Present Quarters-
Their Unhealthiness and
Risky Nature.
Nearly six years ago, tho square Inclosed by
Adams, Jackson, Dearborn, and Clark streets
*as purchased by the Government, as a site for
the new Custom-House, at a cost of a million
and a quarter. In thodall of 1872—a few months
after tho land had been acquired—work was
commenced on the building. In June, 1874, the
corner-stone was laid. Tho summer of 1875
vas hopelessly frittered away by Investigations
o( committees of' experts and. others, who ex
plored the concrete foundations, and ordered ft
portion of tho waits to bo taken down and re
bnlll. The winter of 1877-’7B saw tho structure
completed, so far ns relates to tho stonework
and Iron frame for the roof. A
jew mechanics are now engaged In
putting on the latter, and tho superintending
architect, Mr. Hurling, says It will not be fin
ished until July. Tho appropriations already
made have been almost exhausted. There is
only a working balance of sumo $20,000 to the
credit of the architect. Some weeks ago Con
gressman Aldrich Introduced a hill asking that
a temporary appropriation of 8200,000 bo made,
and the money placed to the credit of tho Cus
tom-House, so that tho architect could take
advantage of tho early spring, and put a larger
force of men at work. Tho Committee to
ahum tho bill was referred reported In favor of
granting SIOO,OOO, which sum will be, If grant
ed, deducted from tho appropriation as specified
lu the general hill.
Supervising-Architect Hill, of the Treasury
Department, Ims asked for an appropriation of
half a million, to bo expended this summer and
fill. Ho has also asked for similar amounts for
the Custom-Houses at Cincinnati and Bt. Louis.
It has been pointed out to Mr. Hilt that tie
should not rest content with an-appropriation
of $500,000. Tho necessity for completing tho
building Is of tho most urgent character, and
he should at least ask fur $1,000,000, though It
is stated that that sum will not be sufficient to
put It in condition for occupancy. To this It is
understood bo replied substantially that it
would not do to ask more fur Chicago than for
either Cincinnati or St. Louis, as tho local jeal
ousies of theso two cities would lead
to tho raising of a howl about favor
itism and unjust discrimination. Huch com
plaint on the part of tbeso cities, when
critically examined, will bo found to possess uo
merit whatever. The present permanent olllcus
la those cities, though In a measure insufficient
for the accommodation of the various depart
ments of the national service, ore so far superi
or to those now used in Chicago ns to render a
comparison almost impossible. To give an Idea
of the difference, it may be stated that tho ouc
occupies a palace, the other a barrack.
TUB GOVERNMENT nOSINBSB IN CHICAGO
Is of a character and extent that Imperatively
demands, and that light away, facilities com
mensurate with Its Importance. Chicago pavs
more internal revenue tax than auy
other district In tho country. Last year
It contributed to the support of tho
(toverument nearly #9,000,000, The Hub-Treas
ury here stands fourth on the list In Importance,
ami last year did nearly twice as much business
ss Cincinnati, and mure tban twice tho business
of Ht. Louis. Chicago’s Post-Olllco far vastness
of operations Is exceeded only by those of New
York and Philadelphia, and in economical man
agement 1s only surpassed by the last named.
As a port of entry Its operations are exceeded
oy very few cities in tue Union, and they only
on the Atlantic coast. Last year there arrived
here over 10,000 vessels, with a tonnage of ovjsr
three and one-quarter millions. Tho business
of the Federal Courts for tho Northern District
of Illinois, most of it arising here, Is larger
loan that of any district lu thu Union.
AT TUB ritBSS.NTTIUB
the business of the Government In this city Is
transacted In two buildings, which It lenses, and
for which It pays a Jorge rental. ThePust-Ofllco
Is located in the north half of the Honoro
Building, for the uio of which Undo Bam pays
$123,500. For this sum It Is the occupant of
twenty-nine rooms, Including stores ou first
floor and basement. In the ofllco there
are 200 clerks and other employes, whose
duly It is to sort and arrange tho malls,
keep the books, etc. There are In addi
tion 157 letter-carriers. The rooms, os a tem
porary make-shift, are probably as good
as could be secured, but they are far
from being adapted to tbe wants of the
service. There are no conveniences for receiv
ing and dispatching the mails. Tho light Is
defective, and it takes a longer Unto to dis
tribute and sort out tho various kluda of mail
matter than the needs of.tho service demand.
The building Is defective In another respect, it
Is far tram being fire-proof, and Its arrange
ment and surroundings are of such a nature
that, should a tiro break out anvwhero within
its walla, it would bo Impossible 'to save much
more than tho records of the oUlco and tho
money-letter mall. Tho rest of the contents
would mingle Us ashes with those of tho build
ing. Nexfto New York, Chicago is tho largest
distributing ofileo In the country, and on local
business Is exceeded only by Now York, Boston
and Philadelphia. In its aggregate transactions
It transcends Boston. Iho following figures
show tho postal business of the cities named:
tiir* IHtett local
■ ritrt. nnruiltil, nottnae
New \ork 430 140,120, 1:17 si.opo.o.v>
I’lllladiilphlu 347 101), 4M1,030 OUU, 040
Chicago 157 57,771,307 8J.137
boston 151 40,7:11,334 Ifiolwu
ht. Lout 2«,00;i,0»l 4U “(It*
llrooHlya HU 15.01U.4K.V A.1.711H
ClncliinuU 71 17,337.1)13 45.404
balllmnre 04 1N.H13.107 JgijOHl
New Orleans 47 0,600,003 11,177
The cost of handling each pfccu of moll mat
ter In tho various cUios Is: I'hlladclnhlo, .'JUS
of a cent: Chicago, .330; New Y0rk,.337; Balti
more, .333; Uosluu, .315; Bt. Louis, .333: (Jln
(umati, .359; Brooklyn, .493; New Oilcans,
TUB OTIIBU BUILDING
fleroted to tlio Government uses la tho dark,
illamal pile in rear of tbo Republic Life Block.
Il l* owned by Mr. John V. Kanvcll, surround
ed on the north and »outh eldua bv narrow. ill
laved, und railier filthy alloys. Tho rear end
uuu up against a umchUie-ahop, and on the
Heat It prolongs Itself Into tho Insuramo build*
bn? relerred to. For this flvestory edifice tho
Government pays fid,QUO i«r annum, which Is
•bout Ul nvr cent more than It 1* worth. In
must of tho room* the occupants are obliged in
buruuiu oil day long, which is an additional
tax of nearly SO,OOO peraouum. This building
•* oautii-il by tho following departments:
Lnijloms, Revenue, Treasury, and Judicial.
fhc fcub-Trcasnry occupies onu room on tho
Crouml floor; and from Its window* Is achecrfut
Prospect of un always muddy alley running
Madison street. In this apartment,
which is badly lighted and worse vcutllatod, aro
stowed away eight clerks, a small vault, three
ur four aaica containing a balance of from Uve
• million*, and ail the books and records
ot too dike. Qaa Is kept burning ail day. and,
u a rule, the atmosphere Is very little better
tniiD that of the block-hole of Calcutta. The
Vaults and aafus coutaiuiug the treasure might
stapd a conflagration, hut it m doubted. Two
watchmen are constantly on guard during the
night, uud 000 during tho day. Last year tho
S«codW a business aggregating <51.873,311,
.. 1- only exceeded by the tJub-Trcasurlos
st hew York, liuston, and Philadelphia. Com
pared with the other cities, tho account stands:
», c» so s*M,h7A,ooo
mncinoatl a7.ShV.OOij
oaltimorc -17,300,000
£*wurieaus 43,n8r.0U0
6U Lows JW.143.U00
Ou this same floor la
. TUB CUSTOM-DO USB,
■“ K 'b occupies seven rooms. Lost year tbero
(nrvlgu goods imported to thu amount of
w.-aH.WI, °. u which duties were collected to tho
Mtentot lUm The tonnage dues and
ft?" (eca were Ui, 031.74. There are owned la
i‘‘7, cut t ,, m* district 883 vessels and 110 canul-
with un aggregate tonnage of tM.iMI tons,
siiero arrived at this port last year 10.1*18 yca
?**•» with a tonnage of 8,374,383 tons. Uf these,
luIUI foreign craft, with a touoago of
.i luus * uri, *g tli© cUUt mouths that
«J. ... waa opcu lMt year there was an aver
* arr ival of forty-two vessels. The de
.: Urc s were about tuo same number. No
port m my country had as many dally arrivals
ami departures. This enormous business Is
performed by eighteen employes, who am algo
obliged to do must of their work by cna-Ilght.
The second floor is occupied hv the District
Attorney ami his throe assistants (two rooms),
the United fitates Marshal, hid five Deputies,
two bailiffs, and one clerk (two rooms). United
Btatrs CommlMlonerand clerk, run! the Internal
Revenue Department, Collector, Deputies,
and clerks, seventeen In all (live rooms). All
these apartments am dark ami badtv ven
tilated. The watcr-closota are at the east end
of the corridor running through the building,
and continuously poison the atmosphere.
tm* nr.VBJtrB manner
Is now the largest In tho counter, and Is ap
proached onlv by those Included In the Citv
of New York and Cincinnati. There ore
0,000 cigar-dealers, 0,000 retail liquor-deal
ers, 100 wholesale dealers, flltv rectifiers, eight
distillers, twenty-Ovo brewers, ami 475 cigar
and tobacco manufacturers subservient to the
Government in this district, ami Inim them was
collected last year nearly $0,000,000. In 1870
Illinois contributed 21 per cent of all the Inter
nal revenue. Ohio 15 per cent, Missouri 2.00 per
coni. New York 10 per cent, and Kentucky 6.03
percent. As showing the position of Chicago
as a contributor to the revenue of the Govern
ment, the following table compiled from the
Commissioner's report (or 187 U Is appended:
Chicago, total receipts 18,050,777
Peoria, tola) receipt* 8,001,700
Kentucky, lots! receipts 7,058.038
Ht. l/ouls, totd rccclol.i 2.218,088
Han Francisco, total receipts 2.770.123
New York, total rocetpta 8,300,500
Cincinnati,totalreceipts 0,810,433
Milwaukee.total receipts 2,858,072
During 1877 Chicago manufactured 8.860,550
gallons of distilled spirits; Cincinnati, 8,4 W,258;
surplus lu favor of Chicago, 875,302.
In tho olllce of the United Stales Marshal
there Is a constant growth of business. During
the year 1877 there wore 8,070 cases docketed,
far which writs were Issued as follows: Bank
ruptcy, 715; admiralty, 88: law and chancery,
1,527; United Stales cases, 743. Of executions,
there were issued 875. There were summoned
887 jurors and 530 witnesses. Some 38.000
bankruptcy notices were served. The Northern
District over which tho Marshal has Jurisdiction
Is composed of thirty-three counties. As ap
pears from tho report of tho Department of
Justice for tho fiscal year ending June 550.18711.
the business of this district was equal to ilmt of
Indiana, lowa, aud Kansas, moru than that of
all tho Knstcrn States, more than tho three dis
tricts of New York combined, aud eoualcd
Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. Last year
Commissioner Ituvnc passed upon 850 cases of
Ennius charged with violation of tho United
tales laws.
The third floor is devoted to tho uso of
TUB FBUBUAL JUDGES, COURTS, AND Of.BRKS,
Tbo passage a few years ago of acts of Congress
enlarging the Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts
lias greatly Increased the lltliratloii in these
temples of Justice. Tue papers and records
which have Accumulated since the tiro exceed
in number and Importance all that wore died In
the archives from the establishment of thodls
trfet up to Oct. 8, 1871. There were on the
docket Jan. 1,1878. In the Circuit Court. 2,303
eases law and chancery; in the District Court.
S,KW law and admiralty, 60 criminal, and MM
bankruptcy eases. To lake care of the records
connected with this enormous mass of litlimtion
thirteen clerks are omplovcd. Their quarters
are narrow ami contracted. They perpetually
breathe poisoned air, rendered more carboniicr
ous by the burning of many (ramjets. Thocourt
rooms are a disgrace. Small in size, low in
celling, with ventilation only obtained at the
risk of Implanting tbo seeds of consumption,—
lu these miserable quarters Judges Drummond
and Blodgett are compelled to spend the pro
fessional portion of their lives. The water
closets, which are at the oud of each corridor,
exhale a sickening smell, which forces Us way
through tbo open transoms Into each of the
rooms, poisoning the air-mid sowing the seeds
of typhoid diseases. In all the rooms on tills
door gas is burning more or less during the day,
Tim fourth floor Is inado up of Jury-rooms
and minor offices. One is occupied by a Special
A trout of tbo Treasury Department, in another
the inspector, of Marino Boilers holds forth.
The Revenue Agent, having bis headquarters In
tins city, is the tenant of another. Sumo of tha
rooms are used for the storage of old records,
documents, dilapidated furniture, etc.
One of the must Important objections to tbo
continued use of this building is the
AUSBNCB OP FIBB-I'IIOOP QUALITIES.
There are stored throughout the building tons
of records and important documents. Tim
books and papers of the interna) revenue ore of
course lu duplicate, one sob being kept in
the Treasury Department at Washington.
The Custom-House and Hub-Treasury rec
ords are also mostly iu duplicate.
Tim records of vessel property, In which a largo
number of our citizens are interested, arc kept
lu the Custom-House. In thu court-rooms
and court clerks’ olliccs are stored an Immense
number of original papers, abstracts, writs
Judgments, etc., very few of which, if de
stroyed, could be replaced. The records iu all
tbo big railroad suits, patent eases, bankruptcy
proceedings, etc., ore of vital importance. Thera
are countless evldcnccsof title to all sorts of per
sonal property, and the necessity of rendering
these documents free from destruction by lire
or otherwise Is most Imperative. This se
curity to these diverse and important Interests
the building now occupied by the
Federal ofllccrs docs nut afford. The
vaults are comparatively small, that in
the Hub-Treasury being utterly Inadequate
to meet the requirements of tbo constantly-
Increasing business. Under the provisions of
tho Silver bill, parties having largo sums In the
(< dollars o) ourdaddlos ” can avail themselves
of tho privilege of depositing them In tho Hub-
Treasury, and receiving In exchange ccrtlllcatcs
which will In effect bu a legal-tender. Already
several of tho National Banks deposit their
greenback reserves with the Hub-Treasurer, re
ceiving therefor certificates of deposit, which
are used by tho banks In tho settlement of
Clearing-House balances. On tho resumption
of specie payment at tho first of next year, It is
expected that there will bo a largo Increase In
tills certificate business. The deposits of gold
and silver coin will gradually increase, and thu
already overtaxed capacity of the vaults will bo
culled upon to do doable work.
For all these unsafe and inadequate facilities
for the transaction of thu Federal tmslncss
Till! UOVBKNMBNT PATS
almost s4o,Out) per year. Tills represents an In
terest of nearly 3 per cent on $1,500,01X1. If
Congress were to now appropriate tho million
and one-half required to complete the construc
tion of tho now building and tit It up ruady fur
occupancy and rush tho work. It would,.save
money by tho operation. At the present snail's
pace progress ol tbe work there is uu expense
of $37 per day for superintendence, clerical
help, etc. Tlds amounts to over $11,00(1 per
annum. Add to this the rentals for and extra
gas consumed lu tho building now occupied, and
there Is on annual expense of $31,000, which
will go on until tho completion of the new
edifice. A private corporation, If It owned tho
new Custom-House, would have It ready tor
occupancy by the first of next year.
There are now employed upon tho building
about UN) men. of whom about ouo-fourtli aro
stonecutters, engaged lu taking out rotten and
worthless stones, and replacing them with good
ones. This work will be practically completed
in the course of a few days. Tho others sro
cleaning up tho fronts of the building, laying
brick, preparing mortal, etc. The contractor
whu bos Hie Job of putting on the corrugated
iron for the underside of tho roof has a low
men at work. On this tho Government Ims a
snisll force nutting tho cement, which will bo
covered with copper aheathum, making a solid
roof impervious to water and absolutely fire
proof. In tho course of two or three weeks
Mr. Burling, tho Superintendent, hopes to
have the slate contractor at work «u the sharp
peaks and gables which surmount tiio structure.
It Is not expected that the roof will bo completed
before July. Several months ago bids were re
ceived fur furnishing the vaSKIt lights lor the
huge court, which, when finished, will bo used
us tho dUtrlbutlng-rooin of the Fost-Ofllcc.
Brown Bros, put In a bid to do the work for
some $30,000. Dunchy & Co, ottered to do it fur
some $17,000. The uword has not yet been
made, and it Is hinted Hut sometime In the
course of human events ths contractors will be
asked to bid again.
ON TilK COMPLETION OP TUB HOOP,
work will be commenced on the floors. Tho
Government will build tho first one of brick
arches, which will bo subsequently covered with
cement, on which will be laid the tiling or check
ered marble, or whatever else niuv be deter
mined on. How the other flours will be con
structed has not yet been determined on. Super
vising-Architect Hill, being Ignorant of tho
situation here, has shown no burry. Someday
lu tho dim future parties will be advertised to
bid for tho job of furnishing tho Iron laths
requisite. Months afterwards the contract may
bo swarded, and after the lapse of. several
months more the plasterers may bo sot to work.
'Nothing has been yet dune lu relation to the
eoutroeu fur gas, water, and steam-fittings. No
contracts have yet been awarded fur the doors
and windows, nor has it yet been determined of
what they shall be mode. And os to tho furni
ture, carpets, etc., It Is ueedloss tossy anything.
Tho Whirligig of time will bring that subject up
sooner or later, more likely the latter, If the
tortoise pulley be adhered to.
Up to the Ist luat. tbero has been spent on
the building |3,381,<K1i Anil for this sum tho
Government lias an unfinished pile of stone,
which will remalu useless uulli au appropria
tion of at least a miiUoueau be obtained.
An Inhuman Mother.
At Culpeper Court-ilouae (V 0.,) oo the night
of March 13, an atrocious act a wa* comuilllodby
an Inhuman mother ou the north-bound cures*
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE! FRIDAY. MARCH 22, 1878.
over the Virginia Midland Railroad. A woman
cot on the train at LI vines ton with n baby In
lior arms, and. as the train, runtime at a terrific
speed, npproarhed North Harden, th* heartless
mother raised the car window ami dashed the
sleeping Infant out In the darkness. The moth
er col off and was arrested at Charlottesville,
rhe is now In Jail and refuses to clvo her name.
The words *• Bally (lav ” were found on her
clothing. Who she is Is a mystery. Tim child,
Which was a few months old, was found In a dy
ing condition bv the track-walker, and baa Mnee
tiled. Thu mother Is young, beautiful, and evi
dently high-born.
CURRENT GOSSIP.
vesper-hour.
Vesper, robed in veil-like shadows,
Day-obeeurlag. flosteth down,
Broodcth over hills and meadows,
Shrouds from view the distant town.
One bright Jewel on her forehead—
’Tls the only com she wears—
Llahtcns up her visage. pallid.
Visage pale as sorrow bears.
Softly falls her spell of sadness
On the thoughtful, feeling heart.
Who can see with Joy or gladness
One bright day of life depart?
Sweetest hoar to mating given,
Teach ms wisdom, give me peacs—
Stormy passions far be driven,
Busy cares awhile surcease.
Darker, thicker, shadows cluster,
Shutting oat the world from sight;
But within my heart’s still cloister
Beams a brilliant, fervent light.
Hero 1 cannot bring another—
All without Its gales must stand;
Dearest friend, bclov-ed brother,
May not pass Its ports! grand.
In this Holy Place 1 ponder
Kv’ry act and Ihonght of life;
Derr's a Dome where'er I wander,
Dora's a refugo from all strife.
In thy sacred moments, Vesper,
Self-communing here 1 rest;
Undisturbed by faintest whisper,
Not a care corrodes my breast.
Here t meekly make confession,
Sacramental rites perform—
Wcop o'er foolish, wild transgression,
Humbly promising reform.
Freeh-baptized with oil from Heaven,
Strengthened with celestial power,
Thankful for the comfort given.
Thus thou leav'st mo, Vesper-Hoar.
Asu-Wbdnrbdat, IS7B. W. J. 11. Uooan,
MAMMY DOWNEY’S PIES.
JireUHurte in Scribner fnr Aorlt,
Tho pies and cakes made by the old woman
were, I think, remarkable rather for their in
ducing the same loyal and generous spirit than
for their Intrinsic excellence, and It may bo said
appealed more strongly to the nobler aspira
tions of humanity than Its vulgar appetite.
Howbeit everybody ate Mummy Downey’s pies,
and thought of his childhood. “ Toko ’em,
dear hoys,” tbo old lady would say; “It docs
mo good to sco you eat ’em; reminds me kinder
of my poor Sammy, that, cf he’d lived, would
bov been cz strong and big cz you be, but was
taken down with lung fever at Hwcetwotcr. I kin
sco him yet; that’s forty veorsago,dcarl cornin’
out o’ tho lot to tho bako-housc, and smilin’ such
a beautiful smile, Uko yours, dear buy, ns 1
handed him Aininco or a lemming turnover.
Dear, dear, bow Ido run onl and those davs Is
post! but 1 seems to live In you again!’’ 'The
wife of the hotel-keeper, actuated by a low Jeal
ousy, had suggested that she •* seemed to live
qiftheut,” but as that person tried to demon
strate the truth of her statement by reference
to the cost of the raw material used by the old
lady, It was considered by thu camp as too prac
tical and economical for consideration. Be
sides,’’added Cy Perkins, “ct old Mammy
wants to turn an honest penny in her old age,
let her do It. How would you like your old
mother to make pics on grub wages? ebi” A
suggestion that so affected his hearer (who
bad no mother) that ho bought three
on the soot. Tho auality of these
pics had never been discussed hut
once. It Is related that a yoting lawyer from
Han Francisco, Uluiug at the Palmetto restau
rant, pushed away one of .Mammy Downey's pics
with every cxnrcsslonof dlscast and dissatisfac
tion. At this Juncture, WhUky Dick, consider
ably affected by hlsfavurltc stimulant, approach
ed the stranger’s table, and, drawing up a chair,
sat uninvited before him.
Mebbee. young man.” ho began gravely,
“ vo don’t like Mammy Downey’s pies!”
Tho stranger replied curtly, and In some
astonishment, that bo did not, os a rule. M eat
pic.”
“ Young raan,”conllnucdDlck, with drunken
gravity, “ mebbee you’re accustomed to Char
lotte rusks and blue mange; tnobbco yu .can't
eat unless your grub Is gut up by one o’ them
French cooks! Yet uc —us Imys var In (Ids
camit—colls that pie—a com-pc-tcnt
plol”
The stronger again disclaimed anything but a
general dislike of that form of pastry.
“ Young man,” continued Dick, utterly un
heeding the explanation,—'“youngman, mebbee
you unct hud uu ole—a very ole mother, who,
tottering down the vale o' years, made pies.
Mebbee, and It'a like your blank epicurean soul,
ye turned up your nose on the ole woman, and
went back on the pies, and on her I She that
dandled ve when yo woz a baby,—a little babv I
Mebbee ye wont back on her, and shook her,
and played off on tier, and gave her away—dead
away! And now, mebbee, young man—l
wouldn't hurt yo for the world, but mebbee,
afore yo leave this yur table, yb’ll bat that
1*113!”
Tho stranger rose to his Met, hut tho muzzle
of a drogoou revolver In tho unsteady bands of
Whisky Dick caused him to sit dow n ugulu. Ho
nto tho pic, and lost his ease likewise, before a
Itough-and-Iteady Jury.
A FAMILY THAT LAUGHS.
JV«o i'ork .Sun,
On Sunday morning Bishop Littlejohn, of tho
Dlocoso of Long Island, administered the rile
of confirmation to a number of children In
Emanuel (Protestant Episcopal) Church, Brook
lyn. Among Urn tatter was Ada Lattln, a little
mulatto girl, who hod attended the Sunday
school of tho church for two years or more. Tho
children knelt outside of tho altar rail with
their backs to tho congregation, and tho Bishop,
beginning at the right of tho line, laid Ms hand
.upon the head of each, repeating st the ssmo
time tbe solemn wards prescribed by the rubrics.
As he reached little Ada Lattln he paused for
an Instant, his face wearing a puzzled expres
sion, and then, without confirming her, passed
on to the next candidate. Tho omission was
noticed pv the congregation, and the thought
arose lu the minds of some that toe good
Bishop had refused to confirm Ada because of
her color.
Tho Itov. Dr. 11. B. U'ulbrldgo Is tno Hector
ol Emanuel Church, and to him a Nun reporter
applied last night for an explanation of why
Bishop Littlejohn refused to confirm the child.
‘•Ills true," Dr, Wolbrlclgo said, '‘thatthe
Bishop passed the child by. but ins action was
eminently proper. He told me after the services
that she exhibited unbecoming levity."
. •• Did she laugh, Doclorf"
“ Yes, that was it. She laughed and giggled,
and the Bishop naturally thought that she was
la no frame of mind for confirmation. Mho is a
nervous, excitable little thiug, and has been in
the colored class of my Sunday-school for two
years, and it wu on the recommendation of her
teacher that 1 accepted her fur confirmation.
She is a good girl, and means well, but she will
laugh at all times. Bho does not feel in the
least aggrieved. Tbs Bishop met her yesterday
by accident, and spoke to her kindly, telling her
tp learn her catechism sod bo a good girl, and
promising that she should be confirmed next
jrear. She laughed while he was talking to
Little Ada was found at her father's house In
Degrsw street, near Bmith. Bho is a bright
mulatto, about 13, but well grown for her ago.
BUe comes by her laughing propensities hon
estly. Her father Is a colored Mark Taplcy,
who couldn't help being Jolly if ho tried to. lie
is also a mulatto, and baa a Jolly, rouud face.
Her mother is almost black, but ahe, too, U
buxom and Jolly, and tho four little brothers
and sisters grouped around the parents bad lit
tle round faces and big laughing mouths that
betokened illimitable enjoyment of life.
Bo you laughed at the eoofirmatloß, did
you! " aaKed tho reporter.
A broad griu and a quick nod from Ada, a
hearty -"Hal hat" from Mr. Lattln, and simul
taneous grins from Mrs. Lattiu, uud the little
LatUus answered in tbe alilrmutlve.
“ What did you do It for) ”
Another broad grin, another bat hat and a
chuckle from Mrs. Lattm.
Thou Mr. Lattiu thought that poUteuesa de
manded a verbal renlv, uud as soon as he could
compose bis lolly features he said:
" That child's been alaughiu' ever sense she
was born. She euu’t help it no mor'u the
flowers can help growlo*. She’s alius alaughiu."
Nodding her approval of her husband's words,
Mrs. Luttlu laughed. Then Mr. Lattiu laughed,
and* Ada and toe plcaoluolcj chiming liu there
was a little Imrric aneof laughter. As It clo«M,
the reporter hade the laughing family gm>d
nlulit. Passing through the narrow alleyway
he heard Mic hnarlv ha! ha of Mr. Latlln doing
h.ia* for the trcbhlo cochlnallons of hls*ife nod
children.
J'KUPF.TUAL MOTION.
.Vsip r«rS Jnnr sal of 0-mm*rrt.
Drsiso*, Crawford Co., la., March 12, 1878.
F.'nior of th* Journal of Conm»rrr: we hare
litre a person who ha* spent a moderate fortune In
a fruitless attempt to discover perpetual motion.
He claims that this fJoTprnmenf.aml at*o England,
France, and Germany, have made open. standing
oners of large rewards to the successful discoverer
of practical perpetual motion. 1. is there any
such offer by any one or all of these nations, or
nny scientific society therein t If so, what amount?
ls not the idea contrary to natural laws, having
to overcome inertia, gravitation, and friction,
without any “capital, "so to apeak, to do so?
r.
No such offer was ever made, as
far aa wo know, by any Government In the
world, or hy any respectable adcnUflc society.
8. The Idea of perpetual motion is, In Itself,
quite in rucurdaticc with natural laws, the plan
etary world furnishing a Visible Illustration of
It. But the scheme of a machine that shall ex
pend a force and nt the same time renew It baa
been considered Impracticable. We believe It
quite possible to employ natural agencies, like
galvanism or electricity, and, possibly, gravita
tion, to produce continued motion, overcoming
the lightest possible friction, but not to furnish
onv useful power.
Our readers tnnv remember a machine moved
by gravitation, which was placed In our office,
and described In our colmtma nearly thirty
years ago. It would not run except In con
nccilnn with a ncndulum or other clock
work that regulated Us motion at a
very slow rale of speed. It was ridiculed, but
the writer of this had It under lock und
key, aud the motion continued. A committee
t»I savaus said there must bo a spring concealed
In the cylinder, and this, Itclng wound up, gave
the revolution. After we had satisfied our
selves of the honesty of the Inventor, It was
taken from our office to be exhibited at a fair hi
New Jersey. A profetsor from i’rlncctun Col
lege, and one or two other very learned and
benevolent persons, were Indignant that the
people should Iks so Imposed upon, and, mak
ing the necessary affidavit, hail the Inventor,
then an old man nearly fourscore, arrested for
swindling, ns ho bad taken money at the door
from o few* visitors. The man. the machine, and
the avengers of the law were brought into iho
court. Upon thcirrsprcscnlatlou that liiecyl'.ndcr
could not revolve unless there was a spring con
cealed In it, an ax was brought, and, In spite of tho
tremulous remonstrances of tho Inventor, It
was split Into a dozen pieces. As In n former
celebrated trial (described In John, vill„ 10) the
oecusera withdrew in silence, aelNcouvleted.
There was no spring In II; It had gone around
of Itself, but It was ruined, and so was tho
owner I
Conceding all that was claimed for It, no
practical good could have come from thelnvcn
tloti, as It barely overcame its own friction,
could furnish no useful power, and If made
strong enough to carry oven the works of an
ordinury clock, would have been too cumbrous
to bo tolerated.
ACONCAGUA.
It appears by the reports presented at the re
cent meeting In New York of the American
(leographlcal Society, that the result or the re
cent geographical exploration and measure
ment of the mountains of South America shows
(what was already known) that Aconcagua Is
the highest summit of the Andos. This giant
peak, the loftiest mountain of America, Is in
the Andes of Chill, about 100 miles cost of Val
paraiso, and nearly in latitude 32 deg. 00 min.
south. Its actual hlght Is not positively and
accurately known, but the measurements made
by M. Plssls ami subsequent scientists make It
certain that the elevation is between 22,-
400 and 23,000 feet above the waters
of the sea. Tho French explorer tusuo
11. 22,422, or four miles and 1,303 feet
over, which would be 993 feet higher than tho
snowy summit of Chimborazo, as Humboldt
measured the latter, when In 1803 tho great Ger
man made his famous ascent of that mountain,
with Uonpland, to u Light of 10,233 feet. Acon
cagua, seen from the Chilian seajiort of Valpa
raiso, Is shown only ns a peak towering above
thu other bights of the Andes, at n distance of a
hundred miles or more Inland, toward tho sun
rise. From thu sea it presents, at u much longer
range, a grand spectacle; hut it is only from
ttic east—from the upper country of La Plata,
in thu Argentine Coutcdcrution—that the vast
bight of this mountain monarch, towering to
Ilia skies, ts seen to tho fullest advantage. Prom
the town or dtv of Mcmlozu, ilfty miles east of
the mountain, the viuw must be as grand as that
of any mountain on earth; fur,owing to forbid
ding conditions, tho highest mountains of tho
globe (In the Himalaya range of tho East
indies and Thibet) are not seen to
the best advantage from any accessi
ble point of view yet attained. Aconcagua
has bocu called an extinct volcano; hut tim bust
examinations yet made of Us summit do not ap
pear to hear out that idea. The recent observa
tions, relcrred to on Wednesday at the meeting
of the Geographical Society, make the Light of
the Chilian mountain 23,200 feel, and “ proi>-
übly” over that tlgurc. At 10,000 feet Humboldt
found it hard to breuthu and his strength fail
ing him. Mr. E. G. Squlcr, the explorer of the
mountains of the old Peruvian Incas, experi
enced similar sensations at an elevation ot It),-
000 feet, and his native companion dropped from
his horse, bleeding at nose, cars, and eyes. From
tho sea Chimborazo usually presents a liner
spectacle tbsn Aconcagua. Thu duration of
Mexico's highest mountain—Popocatepetl, or
“smoking mountain*’—ls nearly 6,000 feet less
than that of tho Chilian peak, and Mt. Shasta
and Mi. Hood fall short to about tho same
ilgurc. Pike's Peak is about 0,000 feet lower
than Aconcagua. _
QUIPS.
Fulllo la much worn fur dresses. They should
be trimmed with assets and liabilities.—i/wfo«
Pott.
Clerk (giving chance}—“ Have you a penny,
sir!” Swell—** llawl Don’t goncwally cawwy
coppers!” Clerk—‘‘Then I’m afraid I must
give you eleven of ’em, slrl "—Punch.
It Is said that the next edition of Webster’s
Dictionary will s|>ell ebromo with a “ k." Thu
” k” will bo |iro w ounccd bard, while aov man
seen lugging home a.cUrumu will bo pronounced
suit.
Persons contributing spring poetry will be
required to hand In the names of thu friends
whom they have selected as bearers, nut lor
publication, but as evidence of good faith.—
Worcester J'rtu.
The Detroit Fre* Pmt wines a tear from Its
eye as It subblngly remarks that, when the Ak
bond of Swat was lu tbls}cuuutry. ho used to do
light to come up to that üblce ana paw over the
exchanges from Swat. Every one up there, It
adds, liked thu old man.
The young man who has actually kept a
diary over two years, right along, lives in this
place. On Jan. 1, I*j7(J, lie locked It uu In his
trunk, and has kept it there ever since. He says
there is no truublu in keeping a diary. If you
only go the right way about It.
In the borse-car. A little bov whispers in bis
mother’s ear somctblng to which she says No.
The child begins to wblnoand repeats nls re
quest, which Is again unlovorsbly received.
ThercUDon there Is crvlng and subblpg enough
to terrify the whole ear. Thu gentleman oppo
site, a gentleman whose every feature beams
w ith good nature and good fortune, and all the
better that his teeth are enshrined lu the purest
gold, thinks he ought to Interpose. *'Dear lit
tle angel,” said he. In a internal tone, “why
not give him what he wants! Is it Impossible!”
“Absolutely Impossible,” replied the mother.
“ And what was It, then, he said) ” Inquired the
good mau, unmasking stilt mure of bis Ivories,
“lie said: * I want Monsieur’s teeth to play
with.’ "— Pari « paper.
The Naval Uattla of the Future.
HlaekwmTt JHua-ittnt,
The question of bow a naval battle would
now bo fought Is often raised, but U exceedingly
dlilleult to uuewer. Uuu thing Is certain,—lho
hosille squadrons will bo kept in rapid motion
for tho purpose of effecting us well as evading
ao attack by ram, whkh will be the first object
sought after. Thu* thu distance of the enemy
will bo varying constantly, and u correct esti
mation of the range will be almost Impossible:
Iherctorc, the chances ot hitting a ship at any
particular part will be very smalt, it will bu
seen that upon thu Judgment aud nerve of thu
oUker fu command will now, more than ever,
depend the issue of ou engagement. The speed
ot the snips, the necessity of closely watching
every movement of the enemy so as instantly
to make the proper counter-move, the absolute
need of prompt dceisluu, will prevent a mo
ment fur reduction or consultation. The
helm ana the engines must bo under
the Captain's Instant control, lie ana those
by him ou deck will alone be able to ace the en
emy at the frequent times when be is obscured
by smoko from thu battery below, and to dis
tinguish betweeu friend sud foe; and bis quick
perception will be requisite to determine thu
proper direction and range for his guns, as well
as to avoid bring Imo friends. The oxtrsme
importance of tne life of the olllcer In command
of ike suulrou. so long os tbp buttle UaU,
mn«t slso he apparent. In the old wars, the
skill. Judgment, and determination of our naval
commanders were chiefly cxhlDlted by the man
ner In which they sought out their adversaries
nod brought them to battle. Hostile fleets were
sometime* In sight of each other for days—
ealms, light winds, or fogs prerenting their ap
proach—each commander endeavoring hy skill
ful seamanship to gam the weather-gauge, But
Hie action fairly commenced, there was little
maneuvering—tt was hard fighting: the ships
were laid along«ide an enemy, and tne valor of
our sailors settled the matter. If the Captain
were ’disabled, the duty of his sucrcesor was
simple and self-evident; If he were Incompetent,
••k'dsfldencfes could I*6 made tin hr hla princi
pal officers; If ho lacked courage, his men sup
plied the nanf. Nelson's genius had made all
the necessary dispositions for battle both at the
Nile and Trafalgar long before the battle com
menced ; the Captains had only to steer their
ships for their slotted adversary, and the rest
was done by Iheircw. ilml Nelson been killed
by the first shot fired at Trafalgar, the issue of
the battle would have been the same. But how
different now I From thc.bcglmdng to the end
of an action, rapid and constant maneuvering
will ho repaired: the ships must he kept firmly
Jo hand and skillfully guided; all the Iwst ex
perience of the Admiral will be In continual re
quest, and. should he bo killed or disabled at a
critical moment, the consequences would orub
nhly be most serious. It Is not too much to sav
that the result of a naval engagement In these
days will depend entirely upon the aklll o( the
superior officers, in default of which the cour
age and discipline of the crews will avail little.
KEMPER COUNTY.
Letter from Mrs. Chisolm—Tho Cruel Mock*
try of MlMlsslppl “Justice"—Sirs. Gil
mer’s Destitution.
The Washington KaUonnl Republican of the
10th Inst, prints the following correspondence:
<;itAni.orrr;. Mich., March 12, 1878. FJUor
Xaltonal /.‘fpublican— Dß*n Km: in the Interest of
itmrrlng humanity I semi you the letter appended
hereto. It sneaks such a volume of Itself that 1
forbear comment. But I wish to say a few words
respecting Mrs. Ollmcr, one of the sufferers In the
same terrible traredy, whose husbnnd was brutally
murdered that Kahoalh dny In the streets of De
Knit). IMs true she did not lose so much as Mrs.
C'hUulra, neither had she so much to lose.
Her husband und a little ha ho were her
all. No home. no. friends! They were both
young, and hud been married less than two years.
Mr. Ullnivr supported an aged mother, stepfather,
and stepbrother, which adorned nearly all his
earnings. Mrs. (Ulmer's relatives are Democrats,
and a gentleman wno is acquainted with the fntni
lysays “Every one of them rejoices that her hus
band was shut and killed like a dog." Kbesaya:
“They kept mo from marrying him for fouryenrs,
limply because ho was a Uepubllcan, and tor no
other reason uuder the sun. 1 dually married him
In opposition to them all." Deserted by her
kindred, her menus of support cut off, she lives
alone with her btbo in that land of murderers.
Insults withontnumbcrareconstantlyheapcn upon
bar, and her little boy Is never earned on tue
street but that some ruffian addresses him ns
“that little Itadlcal." With what little
means she had, and by a recent sale of
some of her furniture, she lias managed to
lire until now. How she Is to obtain a living In
Iho future uoo only knows. Khr nnJ a few friends
have done all they can to obtain employment for
her. hat lhu« far without success. Khehnsa fair
education. Is a good ponmau, and Is able and
anxious to work. O that some kind, benevolent
heart, who has the ability, could oo moved with
pity for that lonely, broken-hearted woman, and
remove her from that cursed land and place her
wncru she can earn a support for ber*etf aud child.
Yours, etc., L. <>. Smith.
Tli letter referred to was written, as tho
reader will see. before the March term of tim
Kemper County Court, which Mrs. Chisolm
attcuded as a witness; but even at this late day
it U of interest, showing as it docs the fulllU
ment of her prophecies regarding the adminis
tration of Justice and tho utter hopelessness of
her ease.
Wabiiisotox, Fch. 20,1878.—1 bad a letter yes
terday from s lady friend In De Kalb, asking If I
did not wish I coaid take wings and return to mv
beautiful borne. “1 have out been near II." riie
says, “since you left, bat am told It is beautiful,
mid the air ta fragrant with tat sweet odors of hya
cinths and violets." I have been told you cannot
recall an odor. Ab! 1 smell the roses, the lilies,
the violets, honeysuckle*, all, all. and I see bright
forms hitting through the beautiful garden, which
to me holds so many bright recollections. In It
strange that i should be unable to say, Oud forgive
the demons Incarnate who first violated that Eden
and then drove me from it? 1 almost dare to curse
them. l)o you remember the orally story m your
mythology at school, of bow the goddess pricked
tier finger with the rose's thorn, and the blooa,
getting on the while petals, made the white rose
red 7 Far deeper than the reddest rose from (ho
blood of tba gentlest goddess Is the crimson
sorrow which overwhelmed the beautiful and dear
remembrances ot my once lona. Joyous home] Do
1 want to seo tit Nut now! ll is to me gently
Ecd lii its collln, and buried lovingly away wild
who provided ita comforts amf adornments,
and with (ho other dear one* who were its bright
est ornaments. No. let the (lowers grow above all
their graves.—home, husband, daughter, and son!
They will all bo rcsurecled in Heaven, and that
Heaven will no the home fur us all.
1 want to Jackson. Miss., In answer to n sum
mons of the Federal Court. The Ku-Klux were
ail cleared. What a good thing to Lave one's
crimes wiped out so easily, ami to so readily ho
aolu to begin anew! What need of priestly par
don, or ot masses hereafter, with ail the coward
ly Ku-Klhx lawyers of Mississippi, and. with
tho wltueiaus from the mob to perjure their
diminutive souls, and with Hie Judge and District
Attorney to clear (ti them, “though the heavens
mil." In Match, the Circuit Court of Kemper
County will take nn a great blotter and wipe nut
Hr. Gilmer's, Mr. MoLellan's. my three darting*'
—my husband, sun, and daughter s—blond! U ij>e
out little John Gilmer's orphanage, bis poor moth
er's lonely sorrow! Wipe out City and Willie’s
bltteragony! Wipe out my broken-heart throbs,
ray loneliness, ray want and wo! Wipe oat where
1 found the servant* time and acala scrubbing hero
and there! One said, “ Don't you know murdered
blood will not be scoured apt" Neither will crime
be wiped out by false Junes, false witnesses, false
attorneys, or false Judges.
1 have wandered away from the facta which I act
out to relate, but must now close. Yours, vie.,
K. S. M. Chisolm.
ALL ABOARD FOB PARIS.
What It Will Cost to Visit the Great Ez<
position— Hint* hy Odd Who Knows*
ts-ultrilie Ojurttr-Journal.
A gentleman who baa been to France several
times, and Is now lu a position to know where
of he speaks venture* some valuable surges
tlons to citizens contemplation a visit to the
bln Exposition at I'srls. lie says that persons
who propose visiting Europe this season nat
urally, unions the first inquiries, ask what It
will cost to make the (rip, which Is the best
route, am! how to provide for the voyage, and
any practical hints on those points by one who
has lately been over the ground may not be un
acceptable.
Thu brat question mar bo answered by stating
several sums, and they would apply respect
ively to persons or families whoso habits and
tastes in matters of living dliler. Fur those
who always travel flrst-class and put up at ex
pensive hotels, the following estimate may bo
considered as safe, It all extras and unnecessary
matters are left out of tbocuuut. For a Journey
to and from Farts, and a sojourn In that city
lor three mouths, the fares would bo about
these:
From Louisville to New York and return. In
cluding iuvois and supper... 9 00
From New York to Liverpool and return by
return ticket.., 180
Ono day lu Liverpool, hotel ana carriage......
Ouo day In Liverpool on return ft
Liverpool to LuuiJonand raiuru... 14
Flvo buys lu Luodou lift
London to Paris ami return tt7
Ninety days la Fsrls at first-class hotel .. .... 400
Total I7W
For persons wbo would prefer to travel and
live luamuru economical style, thu following
figures will convov an Me* of what the usual
traveler pays fur a trip to Farts and backi
Louisville to Nsw York and rclu/u, laclud- _
mg meals ..••••• * t 60.00
New York to Liverpool aud return, by re*
turn ticaul, ilrsl-clsss, but out choice
henbs 144.00
At Liverpool 2.00
Liverpool to London and return, second*
class carriage 10.50
Flee days In London at |0..... 10.00
Loudon to Farts and return via Nsw Jlavou
aud Dieppe, second-class 13.50
Kmeijr days in Farts, ui a good hotel,
I’LOUper day.. ....... 235.00
Total . * £450.00
Three-fourths of those wbo travel alone do
not cxjwud more than say |S(X) fur a lour
months’ trip, while Ihe remaining one-fourth
lay out {boo to 11,500 or £3,000 fur traveling and
hotel expenses. Ou thu other baud, a very
economical person traveling fur study gets
over as much ground, and perhaps sees and
learns more thou the styllah voyager, aud Is not
out of pocket more thau £3OO.
It must be uudcrslood that carriages, balls,
operas, theatres, etc., are “extras.” In order
to travel cheaply it most not be forgotten that
one should lave traveled aud should also under*
stand thu languages of thu countries through
which he Journey*.
There arc several first-class steamship lines
from New York to Liverpool aud Havre, and
any one mav be token. The French “Trans
portation ” line ss well as the “ UamhdVg ” lino
land at Havre lor about the same fare. The
former feed very well, aud furnish vln vrdumir «
without extra charge. The writer, who has
crossed la the English, French, aud Herman
steamers, alter taking everything Into considers-
Uuti, prefers the iluglub to either ol the others,
notwithstanding the enMne and the wine. The
trip from Liverpool to Ixmdon laahorlest by the
Northwestern ILiUway.
The quickest (and most expensive) passage#
from landed to Paris arc via ihiver and Calais,
ten hours and twenty-five minutes, and by
Folkestone and Boulogne (by spec ial express),
nine hours and fifteen minutes. The sea pass*
ace Is about ninety minutes. The trip from
London to Paris via Now Haven and Dieppe is
longer (but cheaper), and on that account is very
distressing to tourists who suffer from sea-sick
ness, and almost any one, even those who es
cape the “ mat do mcr ” in crossing the Atlantic,
arc prostrated by it in crossing the channel,
however short the passage may be. The ride
through Normandy, In going (tom Dieppe
(through Rouen) to Paris, If the daytime, dur
ing the soring and summer months. Is especially
Interesting, fortbe prospect la perhaps the finest
In France.
One word may he said about the outfit of the
(rip. lake as little baggage (luggage In Kurland)
as possible; a few thaugua of winter clothing
and a salt of outer garments of heavy woolen
goods, that may be thrown aside In Liverpool
(for tho return trip), mast tie provided. The
ocean passage is mostly In high latitudes, and It Is
nearly always quite tolunvcnlnsnnimcr. Travel
ers will think ft Is blowing a gale all the time,
and tho wind Is sometimes piercing cold. On
striving out, clothing of every description, ex
cept that made of cotton. Is much cheaper than
with us, and nearly all who visit Europe supply
themselves with wearing material made of linen,
woolen, silk, and skins, while in the United
Kingdom or on the Continent.
A Chnotsnqu* Frog Story*
Jnmmotcn (,V. Y.) Journal.
Three gentlemen, of hitherto unblemished
reputation, went out into the country yesterday
on a hunting expedition. Aa they assert, (hey
wercstauding on the hank of o little pond, near
Falconer's Station, and perceived not far from
the ahorc swimming near the lop of the water an
ordinary frog. The moit corpulent member of
the party, and Its most notctl marksman, Im
mediately “drew ahead" on the lintrachian.
When the report died awav, thev looked for the
mangled corpse of the frog and it was not to ho
seen. Alter a perceptible Interval of time had
elapsed and the rlpntcs on the (Kind made by
tho large ball used had subsided, they were
startled by a huee “splosh” and the frog for
which they hail been looking plunged into the
pond from uild-ulr I
Til ETKIKIjSe HKAMU OFFlrE*,'
Yu oTsWitTo'XcviimMo'ifATiroun nhtmkuouY
1 patrons throughout me city we have cstabilsnel
Btarch (/Dice* mine different DlvlMons. as designated
helow. wlierc aovmisemenis will bu taken foptho same
price ni charged at tbe Main Office. and will I* received
untilno'clockp. m. duringlue wean, and uutll Up. m.
on Saturdays:
O. 11. WILCOX, Bookseller and stationer. ITU
Twcnt».«econ<l*st.. near Wabwh-av.
a. M. WAMihN, .Newidealrr. Htatloncr, etc,, inen
not MldlaoU'St. near Wejtcrn-ar,
ROBERT THRUMSTOV, Wr«t*.side New* Depot, I
Bine Island-av.. corner of Halsted-st.
Jeweicr. News-Dealer, and Taney
11. C. HERRICK.
CITY REAL ESTATE*
iron HALE—BARGAINS— DUNCESOS' MICH*
1 iKin-av., near |l«)-nly.elglilh-i(.. alone-front,
in.twn aaineon Catumet-av.. g|..vxi; brick on lint*
tiTsity-rlac*-. irarncjoi Thirty-flfm-si. «ir»t
class, rheapi nvfoot lot on Harrison**!.. near Hold, at
•l.wsi: lota at Hyde Park near depot, tl-1 per foot.
ULRICH * BARNES. wi Wftfhlnsum-st. _
l.'Olt SALE—3S FEET ON MICHIGAN* AV.. EAST
1 front, near Thlrty-M-oond-at. t will be sold at a
bantam if taken Immediately. (JEO. A. EMERY, lid
Laaallc-ai.
17011 SALE-t:..O(JU WILL PCUCIIASK ELEGANT
X new niartdo-from bouse r>Ki West .lacxson-au: par
lor*. dining-room, and kitchen on flr»t door: furnace
ami gas-Ditures. Inquire at ITI tmuth Clark-U.
irbll SALB-MV'FINB HEHIDKSX'K 874 FULLER-
X um-av.t good barn: lot lULti.’iti feel: well Improv
ed: fop e?.rM onre valued at f is.ux). Thla is a gentl-
Hm bargain. Apply on premises lo THOMAS GouDE.
81111 till HAN REALESTATEi
l 4 ’Oll SALE—MARCH 27. AT 10 A. M.. AT NORTH
A door of Chamber of Commerce, by foreclosure of
mortgage, two partly flnl»h'-d brick houses, with lota,
at North Evanston. The debt an uaeb house, with lot,
feet. I* only *l,«ln. Call and seerUni. JOHN
CULVER. in Metropolitan Block.
17« JR SALE—A HoL’sK OP 0 ROOMS, BARN. AND
carrlage*honte. In a pleasant loeaslon In Ravens*
wood, two block* from depot: five lota, Ui feet each,
ea«t front: mutt sell this week, see ll and make an
offer. Audrcatorrall at*-t Waslilngi-m—t.. Itouin k.
REAL ESTATE TV ANTE D.
\\7ANTED—IMMEI»IATELY—THE BEST RCSI*
»l dence lot south of Thlrty-flnu-H. and cast of
Waliaah-av, that can iw bouplit for f3o dollar* per foot.
Will pay cash. Address, plvlng exact location, U4J,
Tribune ottlce.
\\rANTED—FOR CIJATOMKR. A CHOICE RF.SI”
»* denco projwrtr on West hide east of Robey, or
Fouth hide east of Plate: he will pay two*ihlrds rath.
A. M. HITT. Room 4. till LaHaila-.1.
WANTED-TO HUV-HOUnK AND H»T ON GtlOD
>» street, within2ominutes of elate and Madison;
must give .ocstlou, ilza of lot, and be a bargain. Ad
drraa F W 2. Trltmnr otllee.
Tbnr.NT-IIOI'NES.
Vest Side*
fPO REST—fan PER MONTH WILL P.KNT3-STOTIV
X aud boaemrut brick luiuw Ur.'J and lu.*4 Writ
Adaim-it. rnrnrrCampni>il*ar. Inquire of W. GRAY
URoWN. Jowl We»t Van Uuren-at.
TAMEST-<3G-'3*aT6i:v‘'imiCK HOUSE AND
L atatilr. 77k Fullon-it., on corner. Inquire at4OH
neat Mouro«-»t.
ff'O RENT—9IB~PER"U6 NT F IXITn E wTSTojIY
X and harament brick liouae. WO Weat Polk*it. in*
quire at 3<o Wcatern-nv.
NorlU Side*
fpO RENT-A nitST-CLAHs OCTAGON DRICKt
X furnace and all tnonern convenience*: rood brick
turn. A very One brick. 3 room* deep, la rood order:
barn. An octagon marble-front, laundry, furnace,
etc., from April!, a good brlvg houae, forgim. All
near Lincoln I'ark. ami belt Hue* of can. CIIAS. N,
HALL, IM Randolpb-at.
Rubnrban*
I'O REXT-AT OAK PARK AND lUDOELAND-
Peveral di-alralilu home* with larttu lota. A.T.
UEMINUWAV. Room 0. 78 Flfth-av.
TO KENT»«OOJIS.
South Side.
TO UKNT-NICF.Iv FURNISHED ROOMS. APPLV
X at tin Fact Handofnh-at., Room :kj.
TO IIE«iT r gTOREg < OFFICES,
Stores,
fpO RENT-NO. 758 MICIIHIAN-AV.—STORE AND
X baiement, with good barn: alao tho two upper
flooraof the building, which can be rented aeparately.
J. II t S’lt V A JACoH WEIL, ltd Dearboru-at.,
Rooms. _
TO RENT—A FIRST-CLASS STORE, SMX7Q, IN
L Thompson'* Ulock. on West Madlaoit-at.. oppuMie
Canton, I'lrleALo., huiioeia centra of tho Writ »hh-,
•ullaiilo fur any Snl-riaa* Imilucaa. l)y \VM. 11.
THOMPSON. 2AlWe*l Madl*ou-il.
Offices,
rRENT-ONF. HUjTK OF OFFICES, WITH
vault, on third floor Reaper Ulock. Two aultea of
office*, with vanlta, on aecond Ooor McCormick Ulock.
Apply at Room P Reaper Pluck.
WANTED TO KENT.
WANTED-TO RENT—A IJ UR 14-ROOM ROUSE,
between Aabland-av. and Iluyne-at.. l.ake-at.
and Adama-aU, north (rout. Addrc** F Hi, Tribune.,
WANTEU-TO REST-RV GENTLEMAN AND
wife a room In a private family whern there
are no boarder* kept. Addre*aK7. tribune ofllcu.
WAXTED-TO REST—ROOMS. WITH POWER,
ou South bide. Aodreae U. ADAMS,OardcuClty
HoteL city.
KIIBCELLANEOUB*
All persons raving clalms against the
South Evamtou M. SI. Church will pleoaeacod
them to CHAH. E. ADAMs, south Evanaton. 111.
rUIAUTER OAK LIFE-NOT(CK-ALL'PKRHON9
whore lire* are in«urrd In the Charter Oak Life
Intnrance Company, of Hanford. Loon., are hereby
notlilcd Diet auu ellug of auch penoua will be held at
the Company a office. In the city of Hanford. Conn., at
ID o'clock a. ni.. uu rtmrvdav, the isibdayof April,
IS7H. In ari*urdanre with tho nrotUlon* of the amended
charter of uld Uompauy, puaed by the General Aaaem
bly of the state of Connecticut, approved March 15,
Is?**, which meeting ahall vote upon the acceptance of
»uld amended charter, elect a Hoard of twenty-one Di
rector*. paa* by-law*, and maka auch rule* and regula
tion*. nud do »ueh act* In relation to the management
of the Company a* It ahall comlder de»lr*l>ln. Ily order
of the Hoard of Director*. HAI.SEV SIEVENa, sec.
X* 11AVK VRO*M"»I,aO TO ASD SEllvTck^
to InveatlnMine paying bu*lne*#i tnaat atate th*
nature and parllcuUlaui the btulueaa. AddreaaDhb,
Tribune office.
VIfANTED—AH INTEREST IN AH KSTAD*
vv llaUcd cmiatlMlon buuM, or other bmloc**, where
fi.Od) or tAUki In money and the *ervlcc* or lliu
aiitmiur. • practical bualnea* man. might bulb be
needed. Only thoroughly reliable panic*, doing well,
nerd aaawor. Flrawhua reference* given aud re*
qulrcd. AdJrcw I'EHMASEST BUSINESS. No. IW
Ailaia«’iu
\\rANTEU—ELKCTIUU I’EN. ADDRESS U ft,
IT Tribune office.
WE HAVE OPENED A REAL ESTATE AND
bouao-rentlug agency, and would bo glad to
•ervo panic* having property lu rent or (or aalo. C. W.
CASTLE * CO.. IUI We»t Laac-kC
PAUT.TBRB WANTED*
TJAUTNP.It WANTED-WITH ftit.uyi TO JOIN MB
X wUhllkeauiouul lu buying au c«iabllthodmanu
facturing butlnt-o* that will poilllvciy dear |ta> i*r
cent oalbelnvcitmeutUUyaar. Addrcta il A Trlb
uee office. _ _ _______
IJAIITNEU WANTED—WITH fti.OOO TO «Tt>o
X ca*h in wb»ieaal« Jobbingbtultuu. Addrvaellftu,
Tribune office.
PARTNER WANTED-WIT If TO KNIIAOK
lu a good legitimate biulnc** la lartulug utuu*ll>,
where plenty of tiioucy cau bo made: uuin'y can bo
doubled twice every aeaivui I have *dau a number of
other good thing* where plenty or money can oe made
with Bill* capital. Addrea* r od. Tribune office.
IJAUTNEU WANTED—WITH fthOtA) COR MAKU*
J lecturing the latc«t patent corn-planter: already
caiahilatwdi profit IgA per cent. For particular* ad*
Orea* F lOu._Trlbuue office. _
IJaViTNEU”'WASTE D-iH A WELL ESTAB*
X llahcd wboletale and reiall bualncaa lu the City of
( blcatiu: mat *taud la the city; capital required, ftlu, •
OU to Addri-a* SANFORD D.l'lilLLU'S.
bhermau llouie. Chicago. .
TO EXCUANGE*
fpo FXCUAMIb-KOil A ClouU *IO,IXO EAHM 1H
1 llllmd*. ludUoa, or part in Rauta*: utuil ue good
lioDfov cd farau. for good property aud uierchaudUe Ui
the city of tuy uddrcaa. I‘. *U. UoaCU. CrawfordavUlo.
lud.
BBWIWp MACIUNEMt
I or Of NICE SlNOfclh DOMKftTIcTwHEKLSit h
i WU*wO, and other uachluo* below ualf price, aud
Trarmtci Luaaomcv. I*3CUrk-fit., Uooai 3.
WANTED-ITIALE HELI
Itoohkecpertii Clerks, &c«
tirANTRD-CI.KRK HAVING *3OO TO 1,0 AIT
*,Vv,„£. ro PIl c i. or on *" 0rl security. Address UROCKRV
STORE. 173Twcnly»econd-it.
Iraaes*
WANTF.D-A NO. I OARRIAOE-IRONERs WILL
*» give(rood wages tadsteady work; cash every ft*t
pntsy night. Apply tmmcdtately. J. J. POTTKit,
Leareaworili. Kao.
WASTED-TWO GOOD CABINET-MAKERS AC
»y cuitomert to bedroom furnlitire, hjr the plrcei
also t gnod wood-turner win touted t-i cabinet toralng:
emptoiment to seed quick workmen. Appleton
Chair and Reisuad Faetoty. Appletcn. tvir.
\VT ANTED— TWO COMPETENT FiREMSNAND
JJ. APfly immediately« office 45West
foik-st. tyitmiiT&LAWTHKicofiaad l.eidMron
facturlng Company.
Vy'ANTCTt-QObD CARINKT-MAKER ON PAR
tor-set frames: none others. N. JACOBSON *
CO.. M Fultoo-st,
WANTED— 10 OR 13 UPHOLSTERERS. GOOD,
oulok mm. to work on parlor sets. To Om-clim
ntnd»£oo«l warei and steady employment will ba guar
anteerf GANNON A MeOUATII, 113, 115. 117 West
Van Bnren-it. •
fflltcellaneona*
\V ANTED—I,I V K SALEM MRS TO SELL CHROMO
*JL .of s !°t? j-eo XIIL. new style jttit out: also other
? R T.5 n 1 f**»-*rl Ung good*. Canvasser*. street meo,
and dealers s'lppilrd at jirices way down. Call befor#
buying. L. M. LlNiNUToN.taJackioo-it., Chicago,
WANTEI>--»IF,N TOTAkK •‘svTFe'nTS I "gUlukT*
Tells who want agents and what fort 32 pagcil
am yrt I copy set monthly. .1. P. Scott, ca Dearbum-iu
WANTED— RELIABLE MAN W 1 fH« 500 TO TAK S
charge of our business in neighboring city. *1.700
saury, and_haif proatsailowcd. AddressTl ft. Tribune.
XV'ANTRD-tiITIKR FIRST-CLASS FARM HANDS
.for tho season, thirty inlicsnuu Applytoft. C.
ELCK^^rtrUcfurUUsilotij^WMMjoutit^^
~ WA^i
Domestic**
WANTED -A ROOD OIRL FOR GENERAL
h>m«e«orki must be a nm-elai* cook and laon
are«. «nn references: Protestant preferred. 31
North Thruu|i>«t.
WANTED— A OIRL FOR GENERAL HOUSE
work; family small: work light, but must bo
goou with children. Apply at 743 West Madlson-sU
WANTED— GOOD, TibV OIRL TO TAKE CARE
of children and do plain sewme during the day.
llust boar 4at home. Room iia Clifton House.
\IFANTKI>-A COMPETENT CHAMBERMAID FOR
”, a private hoardlng-iiouse. call, prepared to go lo
work, atftift Ulohlgmn-ar.
\\f ANTED A OIRL TO COOK. * WASH. AND
*!. J r<, ° ,wr trlraie family. Apurr. wim reference,
to .iTwcuty-fourtli-st.. between Calumet and Col Ugo
WANTED-A GOOD KITCHEN girl 'in a phi*
_»aic hoarding*house. 37»Mlchlm>n-ar.
MTtATidSs WANTE IU .UALE*
lluokkcepcr** Clerks* Ac*
SITUATION WANTED—AS.|DItY*GOODS PALES*
u “?***• WM w *'° ba* bail ten years' cxperleucv.bolh
woo.' .nie and retail: good winnow ami storcdreHPr;
ccmpeu-ni in lake charge of any department; active
ami putiuiig: (.•invcr-aiit with German language; at
present engaged to mailt no onjectlon to leave the
"' , ° u • *" fc u
tMTUAIION WANTKI*—BV a THOROUGHLY
.. . .Piwctlcal nookkeeper am) cashier, la aome re
liable Louse: am 89 yean of are. aim hate bad ten
rears experience: aeren year* with lost employer* In
thls cuy; can give them as reference. Address V da
1 rlbunc otnee.
CITUAMUN WAN! El>—AS SHOUT-HAND RP~
O porter In law-omcet can write about7u word*; will
work them. Adders* l*.-o. Uok Old, Aurora, ill.
CITtJATION WANTED-RY A~ VrENDUIIAI’IIEII
O a* corresponding clerk; law pteferred. Addrcaa 11
4. Tnuum-omcc.
Ollscellanoons*
OITUATIGN WANTED-BV A YGUNO PENNSTL*
O rauiau. a* farmeri any distance from city win amtt
can abow good letters. Addfcw, for two day*. FOS,
Tribune office. 4
SITUATION WANTED—Ab LOCAL REPORTER
. . i on werl<i 7 psper. ll a* bad experience.
Address \V 11. Drawer to. Duuoec. Mich.
SITIMTiq.NS WANTED-FEMALE*
Oomcsiicss
CITUATION WANTED—DV A YOUNG GIRL TO DO
£* general housework. Inquire tor two days at sou
Butu-nleld-at.
tITOATION WANtED-UT A YOUNG GIRL T0”l)O
O general housework In a private family. Pioaso call
at t)7 North Markct-at.
CITUATION WASTED-ANT AMERICAN LADY
O on South Side wishing young German jflrl for gen*
crat work call at 70-4 Collage Orovc-ar. Beat of refer*
cuoea.
CnUATION WANTKD—A SUPERIOR GIRL TO
O do kitchen work In a Drst-clua family; sereroi
years reference from one plaue. H 5 TwenUath-at.
CITUAtioN WAXTCD-TU DO COOEINOOirSEC*
O oAd work In a private family. Best of references.
Plow call at BOHPralfle-av.
HOARDIWG ANP LODOINO,
Souila Slue*
79 EAST VANDUKKN-wT., WEAR STATE-PLEAS*
< m* ant front rooms, nicely furnished; good board, if
desired, at reducud rates; house quiet aau respectable.
\l ICHIHAN-AVr-Tn RKNTrwmi'nOAiruTTN
17A private family, very desirable rooms: none but
responsible people and willing to Day a reasonable price
need apply. Address F tm. 1 rlbunc oMuc.
Hotels*
VRVADA HOTEL. 1H AND 150 WABASH*AY.—
Ai Reduced prices, (loud rooms and hoard sl.3oper
duy: ti.oOto $7 per week. Par hoard. »« |h»p we-»k.
DOAUDWANXED.
BOARD-RV A GENTLEMAN AND WIFE IN A
private family; North Hide preferred. Addreu
II 0. Tribune office.
iINANOiAio
A DVANCF.B MADE ON DIAMONDS. WATCHES,
J\ Inina*. pin., at LAUNDERS' private office. IJOIUn*
dulpU it.. near Clark. RootnsandG. Eaubllabed nm.
AI’PLICAT IUNBWA NT K U FOU 95.000 TU *10.10)
at 7 per cent: fiorn and |4.uuat 8 percent.
Money here. Jon. 11. PUTS AM. 351'urtland Ulock.
NY AMOUNT. LARGE Oil SMALL, TO LOAN
on Chicago rcalcatato. O. IL GLOVER, 71 Dear
bom'll.
tiAhll PAID FOR OLD OULU AND SILVER.
' Money to loan on walchea. diamond*. and valuable*
nf every aeacrlpllon at UOLDHMIITH Loan and Hutllou
Office ulccD*ed). w E**t Madl«on-»t. KatablUtied la»ts.
MONHV LOANED ON FURNITURE. PIANOS,
diamond*, muenlnerr, wurehoiiae receipt*, and
any rood collateral*. ICO W avhioglon-at., Room XI.
■\IOSKV TO I.nAN—IN hI'M.S OF 94,000 AND UP*
I*X ward* on Improved realdeocu or builoeia prop*
eriy at currenl rule*. HUGH A. WHITE, Room la
Metropolitan Ulock.
\;ici;els in sums of «j and upwards can
IN ho had in exchange for currency at the counting*
room of tho Tribune Company.
1 JENNIEs CAS HE HAD IN KaCRASUK FOR
currency at the counting-room of tho Trlouno.
CII.VER 35 ANDSOCF.NT PIECES IN PACKAGES
of slo la exchange for currency at oonnllufruomuf
Tribune Company.
SO "n/in TW f3.n00 TO INVEST IN A PAVING
w.L't/U bualneaa, manufacturing preferred; lit
an«weringglre nature of tmil'ie,*. I> 73. Tnhune.
IILMINESH CHANCES*
l?OU HALE—C.\BH ONLY—GROCERY STORK IN
X apletidld location t clean alock and Siturea that will
invoice about saso»: thla la a uood chauce fur aomo
one to alep Into a fine ratabllabed bualneaai proent
owuer wanta to Icavo. the cliy beat uuDlh. Addrc**
II l, Tribune office.
f;OH HALE-FIRST-CLASH FLOURING MILL. 0
X run of atone and all Improvement*, water and
■team power: one of tho brat location* In Wlacouiln for
wheal aud ahlpblugi If not *old auoa will bo routed la a
good party. Audit-ta P, o. Uox 3J5. Milwaukee. Wl*.
\\? ANTKD-tUmD IIUHINKSS MAN WITH CAPI*
» V ul to control aud manage In Chicago the beat and
moat proOtahlc flrat-clai* am-lalty in America. Call at
Wldxif European Hotel. Room 134.
HO lIBEB AND CAUIIIAQEB*
FOR BALK—UIIEAP—TIUS AKd'tEAM—A 13-
paafcncer ’bu*, manufactured by Cuan A Ten
llrorkr. ctilcago: moil a* good a* newt will lie lold at
half nrlcri a *puu of dapple gray bom*, weighing 2.-
ttxij 7 veara old: half-brother*. 0. M. CHIUSTfAN,
Chapin Home, tirlunelL lw»a.
170 US AI. K —TOP AND OPEN HUHXIES, TOP AND
L oprn delivery and grocer*' waconat part eaab aud
monthly payment*: beat and cheapen wagoua lu town.
lUi>»lrlag and palnling. Alt work warranted. C. J.
HULL, corner Areher-av. and I wcnty-lourih-at.
f WANT' o'M-r6u TWO WORK HOUSES, CHEAP
X foreuh. jVddreaFHS. Tribune office.
\VAN I ED-A OObiriiUOUV linRSE, AND ALSO
*v a farm team: marc* preferred. Apply at 133
South Clark-ar.. Room 11.
AUBNTN WANTED.
Agents wantt;'it-tkas-t 11 e choicest ih
lUe world—lmporter** tuple artlcle-blcue* every
body—Trauu prlcc*-Largeat Company in America—
.■gmtnuaily tncreoalag-AgcnUi wicked everywhere—
U«i Induconjuuit-duu k waiic Urue-euml for Circular
(u lIOUEUT WKI.LH. I'rc*. of td«> Original American
Tea Co.. 4J Ve*cy-»U. N. V. Ikix 1.M7.
A CENTS WANTED-IO INTRODUCE A SMALL
and tueful artlrle among biialm-Mineti. Can make
from id to HU dally, tor circular* adore** Wli, U.
PACK. !IJA vinc-n.. Philadelphia. Pa.
LOST AXP rpllKPi
|- OST-AT trvicK i: lfs' ri i e atl Te weu nes day
1j evening. a pockcthook containing go odd dollar*
and cam of Cba*. b, urccu. The Under will bo band*
aumcly rewarded by leaving i be above aiTrUmna oUU-e.
tITUAVBD-A IIED HUSH BEITtIC HAD OH A
O rrdleaihvr collar marked E.W. lianga, duo North
LaSallc**L The Bader will pluaio return either to me
above a ldra** or to Dr. BAUER, lid UkUlu*n-av.,
aud claim reward.
TO LEASE.
riH) LEASE—OU Ft)lt BALE-A BIM.KSDID DAIRY*
I farm (24 acre*) In excellent condition, in mile*
from tnlllc depot and *i tnlli-a aouthea*! of llaoitwhlr.-.
It aim County i vplendld rcaldeucv aud uttlcce: rcaaouahle
term*. lIESKV KIUK lliox «uui. 17 Vlila-*t.. Elgin,
111, bee Eano County AtlaA llaioptblre Towiuhlp.
I NSTIt IJCTI ON*
AH EXPERIENCED AND EDUCATED GERMAN
. lumuctorU de*iruua to give Icaton* lu German
and VrenclJ. Term*, etc., oh application. Situation
a* teacher dttlre.l. Addrc»*Ffl. tribune office.
'OllAtiE*
1?IilB PUOOr WAREHOUSE. lot WEST MONROE*
. forfuruliure, merchandise. carriage*, etc. Loan* to
any amount; legal Inter***. Caab for *toclt* of good*.
HOUSEHOLD POODS,
APARTVVuEAKIN» LT HOUSE KKB PI NO WILL
•ell the entire furniture and carpetaof a 10-room
brick huuto on easy term*. Might excuaugc. A bar*
gain. AUdrt** It x Itlhuue office. •
FULL OUTFIT tyU HUUSkKKETINO OH
j\ time, bco our good* and orient before buying.
UNION EUItN ITUUE Ct>.. Wli Wot Madl*on»t.
V EIihONAL,
1 >KrtSOS AL—ILIII3. JEFFIUtV. TWO DU UNUB
X atdaudlhitU. J.
IJtUbONAL-aAUUKI. TUTTLE CAltll WttL
-X plcaae call at UN UadUou-aL, fenbwUU.
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