Something New in Houses—*A
Umisual Number of Fine Dwell-
ings Now Building.
Description of lie Most Interesting Speci
mens of Hcuse-Arcjiitectnre.
Sales and Building Permits of tlie
Development of the Parks—New Ideas in
A fire-proof residence is something of a
novelty in this country. The new residence
that .burling & Whitebouse, architects, are
erecting for Mr. 8. M. Nickerson, President of
the First National Bank, will have this unique
claim to attention. It will be, besides this,
notable as the ' -
LARGEST PRIVATE SOUSE
In the city. In size it ranks both Mr. George M.
Pullman’s Louse and that of Mr. Cyrus H. Mc-
Cormick, which have been till now the Gog and
Magog o£ house-architecture in this city. Mr.
Nickerson’s house, which is np to the basement,
stands on the northeast corner of Cass and Erie
streets. The dimensions of the ground-plan arc
102xS0 feet. It will be three stories high, be
sides the basement. Bedford stone will be the
material of the basement, and the superstruct
ure will be of Ohio stone from the Amherst
quarries. Columns of granite will support the
front porch. No wood will appear anywhere
about the exterior, to the great gratification of
those lovers of the true, the good, and beauti
ful whose eyes have been made sore
BT SEEING WOODEN STOOPS
and porches put on $25,000 and $50,000 houses.
Id too many Chicago houses expenditure seems
to have run riot till the front scoop
was -reached, when the easy step from
sublime to the ridiculous was
made in wood. The Interior of Mr.
Nickerson’s house is rendered completely fire
proof by the same general methods of construc
tion that were followed in the Singer building,
now owned by Field & Letter. The floors arc
laid on iron beams, between which brick arches
are sprung. These- arches are overlaid with
cement. The handsome stairway thatrisea from
the centre of the main hall, opposite the front
ooor, will be bmlt of marble. Tile and stone
will constitute most of the interior surfaces that
are not decorated. The main floor will be
divided into a hall 18x53, with a mar
ble stairway in the centre, a parlor IS
x 22, a second parlor 18x23, a library
18x23, an art gallery 23x38, lighted from above,
i. dining-room 18x30, smoking-room 18x20, a
gentleman’s reception-room 18x20. There will
be on this floor two fire-proof vaults, a water
•levator, and the kitchen and domestic offices.
A novelty in the interior construction is to be
ENTIRE ABSENCE OF PLASTER.
There is to be no plaster laid on any of the walls.
The interior surface.will be marble, tile, orna
mental woods, hangings and tapestries.
Chicago has been fortunate in escaping the
monotony that mars the architecture of older
cities. The brown-stone fronts of New York
and the brick rows of Baltimore or Philadelphia
have no parallel here. A business district that
has been entirely rebuilt since 1871 would nat
urally present great diversities of ontlinc. In
our residence quarters the fashionable tendency
has been, and is, to build unlike one’s neighbor,
and noti as in New York, to ape the brown
stone front next door. During the present
HNCSDJLL BTJMBEB OP PIKE HOUSES
hare been put up or beeun. The palatial home
o£ Mr. Cyrus H. McCormick has been pushed
nearly to completion, the beautiful residence of
Mr. Nickerson, described above, has been be
gun, and a exeat many others erected that at
tract admiration for the beauty of their exterior
and the elegance and convenience of the in
terior arrangement#. Messrs. Palmer & Spin
ning have nlanned for Mr. H. J. Willing, of the
firm of Field, Leiter & Co., a residence in the
Gothic style, to stand at the corner of Kush
and Ontario streets. - A Minnesota lime
stone, of a rose color, will be the ma
terial. The trimmings will be dressed, and the
walls rock-faced. The ground plan will be 71x76
feet, and the bight three stories, a basement,
and attic. One 'of the most noticeable of the
new bouses on the North Side is that built by
the same architects for MarlcSkinner, £sq., at
the southwest corner of Rush and Ontario
itreets. It Is of Ohio sandstone in two colors,
tuff and blue. English Gothic describes the or
fler of architecture, which has a plain but mass
ive effect. In the main hall there is a large
OLD-FASHIONED STONE FIREPLACE
!or burning locs of wood, with a stone mantel
piece, in the English style, reaching to the ceil
ing. The ceiling, floor, and wainscoting are of
sak. There is a steam passenger-elevator. The
nouse is heated bv hot water and steam. An
ispecially fine room is the library, 17x29, with
Bookcases lining all the walls.
•Burnham <fc Root are building for Mr. E. S.
Stickuev Sa bouse in the Italian renaissance
Uyle. It stands on Huron street, between Cass
md Rush, is 46x70, with preseed-brick walls and
(tone trimmings. A conservatory opens into
the hall from under the stairways, and from the
second landing of the stairs one can look
through large windows upon
ITS LEAVES AND FLOWERS.
Special attention has been paid to the arrange
ment anu decoration of the Ilbrarv. It will be
17x35, with fe°t high, extend
ing around the room. ’"The walls will be painted
% deep maroon. /
Mr. L. Z. Leiter has bought one-half the New
berry' Block, between Superior and Huron, on
Pine street, with the intention, it is believed, of
building a home for himself there. The other
half ot the block is owned by Mr. George
Sturges, who will pnt up a handsome house
for his own use. The bouse built for Mr.
Henry W. Bishop, at the corner of Rush and
Superior streets, by Treat «fc Folz is a fine
specimen of house architecture. It is of pressed
brick, with brown sandstone trimmings, and is
55x29 feet. The same architects have in charge
Mr. dL C. Barnard’s residence at No. 873 On
tario street; two • dwellings for Mr. W. R.
Manierre, at Nos. 397 and 399 Superior street; a
bonsc for Mrs. Norman Williams on Calumet ave
nue, near Eighteenth street; a residence at Ken
wood for Mr. Charles Gossage; a villa in the
French renaissance .style, to cost $40,003, for
*lr. O. P. Libby at the corner of Michigan
avenue and Thirty-fourth street; and for Dr.
Wadsworth, at the corner of Dearborn avenue
and Ontario street, a brown stone house, 20x65.
Mr. E. S. Isbam has bought the lot at the
northwest corner of Chicago avenue and Pice
street, and will build there. Mr. W. H.
Watrous, of Hoyt & Co., has built a $40,000
bouse at the corner of Superior and Pine. Mr.
H. H. Porter has purchased the northwest cor
ner of Casa and Erie streets to Improve lor his
own occupancy. John Johnson, Jr., is building
a bcautifol.house on Dearborn avenue, at the
corner of Maple street.
The cost of the houses that have been men
tioned runs from $15,000 to $250,000. The fig
ures bare been withheld in each case in compli
ance with the rcouest of those concerned, who
cherish the very peculiar notion that it is only
their own business how much their houses cost
It bas been embarrassing to select from the
architectural riches of the North Division. On
the South Side there have been fewer residences
built that coll forspeclal mention. But some of
the new houses in this quarter
ABE VERT FINE.
Burnham & Boot have planned for Mr. C. C.
Thompson ’ a brown-stone boose on Michigan
Tvenue, near Thirty-fourth street. The style is
Nco-Grec, the type of work inculcated by the
Beam Arts School of Design of Paris. The
hall and rooms of the first floor are arranged in
a novel and effective way. The hall is a half
octagon. The rooms are of Irregular shape,
with bay windows, and, are so grouped about
the half that aU the interiors can be seen from
it. In the neighborhood the same architects
have built an Elizabethan house for Mr. Hugh
Wilson, 36x80, with rough-dressed Bedford-stone
walls. Near Thirtv-seconu street they have put
ap tor Mr. Albert Hayden a.residence SSxTO, in
the Colonial style, something like the old man
sions that can still be seen in the neighborhood
of Boston ana Salem. The walls are of pressed
brick and Marquette brown-stone. The hall is
seventeen feet wide. Next door to Mr. Hay
den’s, on the comer of Michigan avenue and
Thirty-second street, Burnham & Boot have
juet completed for Mr. David Kelley a house in
the modern English style, o£ pressed brick and
Berlin, 0., yellotv sandstone, Tlie roof is of
pale green slate. A porch, with'columns of
Quincy granite, is a feature of the front of the
bouse.” The same architects have achieved an
interesting success in .
TWO BBUODSLED HOUSES,
one for Mr. John R. Walsh, on Calumet avenue,
east side, next to Twenty-second street, and the
olhcrTor Mr. J. M. -Walker, at the corner of
Prairie avenue and Eighteenth street. Mr. Walsh’s
house has been completely changed within and
without, and a commonplace, rather old-fash
ioned house converted into something modern
and artistic. In extend ne Mr. Walker’s house,
the drawing-room was carried be.ond ihe chim
ney. The fireplace now stiuds in the room.
On each side of ihe chimney. support :;g the
ceiling, are traceried arches of hntiernnt. The
drawing-room extends about eight feet beyond
tlie fireplace, on ea> b side of which Hieie is an
open archway. In i lie dining-room, tlie sideboard,'
which is quite wide, is Ouilt on each side of in
door opening into the butler’s oantrr. This
room will be enriched with subjects designed
and painted by L. C, Earle, and with carvings
Treat & Foiz have under way for Mr. F. 11.
Winston, on the southeast corner of Pine and
Chicago avenue, six stone-front bouses. They
will be three stories high, besides the base
ment, and will have the kitchen, parlor, and
dining-room on the main fioor. The cost will
be $21,000 in all. „
Messrs. Barling & Whitehonse are building
for Mr. J. H, Winslow, of Buffalo, six new
houses, —three on Erie street, of white stone,
and three on 'Ontario street, of brown stone, —
to cost about'ss,2oo each. They are also build
ing a store on North Clark street, at tlie corner
of Ontario street, for Mr. W. C. Dow. to be 34x
80 feet and four stories high, and a grain Fare
house 50x100, with a storage tanacitv of 200,000
bushels, on Illinois street, near St. Clair. lor
Mr. George Bnllen. The cost will be $20,000.
A new story has been added to the Honors .
Block,-taking the place of the mansard roof de
stroyed in tlie fire of last winter. The new part
of the building is fireproof, and, at an outlay of
$05,000 gives tne Connecticut Mutual, who own
the building, fifty more rooms to let. Palmer
& Spinning were the architects in charge.
of the week were to J. J. Gore to erect a
one-story restaurant, 54x112 feet, at No. 75
Monroe street, to cost $5,000; to C. J. Hull, to
erect two three-story store dwellings at Nos.
150 and 153 nine Island avenue,to cost $10,00U;
to George H. Park, to erect a two-story dwell
ing at No. 1216 Prairie avenue, to cost $6,000; to
H. Wit beck, to erect five three-story stores and
dwellings. South Halsted street, between Madi
son and Washington, to cost $23,000; to George
E. White, to erect a two-story store and dwell
ing at 256 West Lake street, to cost $3,000; to
j. Scott, to erect a two-story dwelling at No.
1553 South Halsted, to cost $3,000; to E. Hess,
to erect four three-story buildings, corner of
Dearborn avenue and Superior street, to cost
$34,000; to G. T. Cook, to erect a two-story
dwelling* at No. 1177 Indiana avenue, to cost
$3,500; to R. A. B. Mills, to erect two two-story
dwellings at No. 435 South Park avenue, to cost
$6,700; to G. M. Vanzwall, to erect a two-story
dwelling at No. 47 Seelev. avenue, to cost §2,-
500; to M. A. Lindberg, to erect a two-story
dwelling at No. 813 West Twenty-fourth street,
to cost $2,800; and to M. McNamara, to erect a
three-story building at No. 255 Michigan street,
to cost $3,000.
At the public auction sale of real estate on
Monday, five lots near the corner of Calumet
avenue and Thirty-eighth street sold at about
S6OO each; a Jot, 30x130, at the corner of Thirty
fifth and Laurel streets sold at §l2 a foot; four
lots at the corner of Thirty-seventh street and
the South Park boulevard at §sl a front foot;
and two lots south ol these on the boulevard at
$47 a front foot.
H. M. Bacon has sold for W. F. Myrick 50
feet on Vernon avenue, near Twenty-ninth
street, for $3,000.
IN THE OTHER SALES OP THE WEEK
were 25x124 feet on Larrabee street, imnroved,
south of Sophia street, $4,000; • 20x146 feet, im
proved, on Carroll avenue, west of Ada street,
$4,000; 25x128 feet, improved, on North Wood
street, north of Robey, $3,500 : 25x150 feet on
Milwaukee avenue, east of Robey street,
$2,500;- feet, improved, on
Seminary avenue, near Donning street, §3,525;
76 feet on State street, north of Thirty-seventh
street, through to Dearborn street, $4,000;
20x100 feet on Flournov street, east of Hoyne
street, $2,800; 23x100 feet on State street,north
of Fourteenth street, $4,600; 150x160 feet on
Prairie avenue, southwest corner of Forty-sec
ond street, $5,250; 44xS2K feet on Fifth avenue,
north of Monroe street, $17,820; 44x75 feet, im
proved, on Twentv-fourth street, west of In
diena avenue, $3,200: 25x180 feet on Prairie
avenue, south of Twenty-sixth street, $10,500;
Lot 2in Packer’s Fourth Addition to Chicago,
$15,000 ; 35x150 feet on Canal street, south of
Randolph street, $11,000; 48x124 feet on West
Madison street, west of Robey street, $4,800;
44x141 feet on West Lake street, east
of Leavitt street, $6,000; 20 feet
on Milwaukee avenue, north of Hub
bard street, to alley. $3,000; Lot B In Forsythe’s
Second Addition, $3,566; 20x132 feet, improved,
on Park avenoe, between Lincoln and Wood
streets, $6,500; 50x125 feet on Fremont street,
south of Sophia street, $4,500; 14S>£ feet on
Grove street, to the river, west of Stewart av
enue, $17,500 ; 30x100 feet on South Halsted
street, north of Maxwell street, $3,307; 35x125
feet on West Madison street, west of Ashland
avenue, $4,000; 163x170 feet on Main street,
north of Stearns street, $2,500; and 100x164 feet
on Egandale avenue, southeast comer of Chest
nut street, $6,500.
The County Collector has been engaged dur
ing the week in selling real estate
DELINQUENT FOR TAXES.
The sales began with the Town of Barrington,
which has been finished; Schaumberg was then
taken up, and the different towns in the county
will be taken in their order till all the delin
quent real estate has been sold.
The Deputy Sheriff sold under execution over
203 lots situated in the city and suburbs. The
lots brought about $5 each. About twenty
blocks, forming a part of the S. M. Walker
estate, were also sold under execution, realizing
The real estate io Cook County has been
assessed at $90,390,268 tor 1879, agoinst 5106,-
871,521 for 1878. One important particular in
which the assessment has been reduced is the
lowering of the valuation of lands that lie out*
side the city limits. These are now valuable
only for farm 'gardening, and the Assessors
have brousbi down the - valuation to a figure
proportioned to the revenue they can be made
to>ield. Some of the valuations made during
tne real estate inflation of 1871-1873 have been
cut down one-baU, and some three-quarters.
Street improvement progresses steadily in the
different sections of the city. Bids were opened
last week for curbing,'filling, and paving Adams
street, from State to the river.. Hay & Whitney
appeared to be the lowest bidders. Contracts
were awarded to W. n. Watson for paving the
intersections of Folk street, between Polkstreet
and the river, and Ray & Whitney for curbing,
paving, and grading certain lots on LaSalle
street, between Adams and Monroe.
Permission for street paving to be done by
private contract was granted to J. V. McAdam
& Co. to grade and pave North Halsted street
between Sophia street and Fullerton avenue,
and to Kay & Whitney to pave Market street io
front of Field & Belter’s premises.
The necessity of
A GREAT FATING REFORM
]□ Chicago is daily becoming more apparent.
One of the latest experiments is being made on
.LaSalle street, between Randolph and Lake.
There a.wooden-block pavement has been laid
on blocks of limestone, which themselves rest
on a layer of sand. Mayor Harrison has de
clared himself in favor of macadamized roads,
as Ashland avenue, where he lives, is macadam
ized. A prominent city’ official, who went to
Buffalo to examine the asphalt pavement there,
has returned enthusiastic in its favor. Dela
ware avenue, the fashionable residence street of
Buffalo, and some other thoroughfares, are
paved with asphalt by a method invented
by Mr. Abbott; who has been experi
menting on this material for fifteen years. The
foundation is a mixture of gravel, coal-ashes,
and distilled tar. Over this is laid three Inches
of asnbalt, which has been thoroughly mixed xt
400 deg. Fahrenheit with pulverized limestone.
Ten-ton rollers arc used to level the road. This
PAVEMENT GIVES PERFECT SATISFACTION
in Buffalo, and its adoption here would save,
on Michigan avenue alone, so says the prominent
city official, $30,000 a year on the wear and tear
of carriages and SIO,OOO to $15,000 in sprinkling.
Hie airy scheme to build an elevated railroad
on Blue Island avenue has excited the hot indig
nation of the property-ownera on that thorough
fare. Several meetings have been held, protest
ing petitions signed 'by owners of 14,000 feet
frontage, and a committee to present the peti
tions to the Common Council appointed, as fol
lows: Sixth Ward—Conrad Smith, Henry Yolk,
J. Mackins: Seventh Ward—A. Muus, Dr.
O’Connell. John Schwartz; Eighth Ward—V.
Conf, F. Woltirsdorf. William Malthal.
Similar action has been taken hr the property
holders of Lincoln avenue, whose remonstrances
will be presented to the Council to-morrow
night, together with those from North Wells
The West Park Commissioners are working
with commendable energy In
DEVELOPING THE PABES
under their charge, and connecting them with
each other. At their meeting last week it was
proposed that connection be made between
Central Park and Douglas Park by the grading
of Central Park avenue from Central Park to its
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intersection tvitil the Douglas Park boulevard,
and the completion of the boulevard east to
Douglas Park. The Improvement Committee
have the plan under consideration. Hie Boara
have also decided to begin immediately the im
provement of the central driveway in the boule
vard between Central and Humboldt Parks, ac
cording to the method used on Washington
street,' east of Central Park.
In a citv where there are no public fountains,
like those which adorn the payks of .New fork,
Boston, or Philadelphia, the fountain designed
by Burnham & Root for
THE SOUTH PARK -*
will be appreciated. It is to be of bronze and
cut stone. Tit- basin is forty-four feet in its
smallest diameter. The water tails in two cas
cades, one above tlie oilier. Above die cascades
nse two groups of gas-jels, in white and rose
colors, mak ng perpetual moonlight for'.ae
lovers who will haunt he oark. Ihe s*one
carving will he done Oy J. Learge. The fountain
will cost $3,500. ihe disposition of ihe
Commissioners to accommodate the nubile is
shown by mV.i'haeton Station they have rut up
at the corner of Oakwood , avenue and Drexel
boulevard. It is a picturesque Gothic buildup
of dark stone, with sweeping roots in tlie stvle
of the buildmg put in Central Pork, New York,
by Yaux & Withers.
The following instruments were filed for rec
ord Saturday, July 26:
Stewart av. 362 M ft sof Thirtv-first at, e
f,25x124 ft,dated July 23 (Albert Crane
to John Hares) -S • 600
Stewart av, adjoining the above, e f, 25x
124 ft, flateU July 23 (Albert Crane to
M. Mojzis et al) 600
West Chicago av, 100 ft e of Ashland av,
nf, 25x123 ft, dated Jnly 24 (George ; rt/wx
Bickerdike to F. LeonhStd) 1,000
West Fifteenth at, 13IK ft. e of HaMed
at, n f, 24x73 ft. doted July 0 (William
Conow to C. Alberg) 1* 000
Thirty-seventn at, 75 ft wof Butler at, s
i f, 50x100 ft, dated July 23 (B. Shurt
leff to Peter Giabsm) •. ... 600
Emerald av. 10S ft n of Thirty-eighth at,
e f. 24x123 ft, dated, July 22 (M. Hughes
to Charles Martin) 420
Lyman at, 48 U w of Arch at, a f, 24x
103 K ft, dated July 26 (TUomaa Camp
bell to Ernst Dicdt) 1,000
South Ilalated st, aw cor of Thirty-fourth
court, e f, 53x130 'ft, dated July 25
(Estate of John P. Beagen to H. and
H. HcFadden) 2,900
Jefferson at, 50J4 ft n of West Monroe at,
e f, 18Jfx79J4 it, dated April 5 (Francis
Hummels to Uo&aliu Araberg) 1,800
The premises No. 629 Huboard at, dated
July 14 (Edwin Hackray to Ellen Oran) . 2,000
Aberdeen st. n e cor of Eleventh st, w f,
95x53*3 ft, improved, dated July 35 (B.
and D. Breyl to Anna M. Michel) 5,000
Prairie av, 100 ft n of Thirty-fifth st, w
f, 35x123 4-10 ft, dated June 19 (D. G.
Holmes to C. A. Knurht) 1,215
McGregor sc, a e cor of Stewart av. n f,
34'/jxl2s ft, dated July 13 (William
Tobm to George Gifford) 2,000
Wentworth av, 18S ft n of Thirty-first st.
c f. 35x135 ft, dated July 16 (Thomas
W. Hums to Alois‘Amnun) ...• 050
South Halsted st. (1214 fin of Banker sc,
• wf, ft, dated July 25 (Adam
Michel to Babe tie Breyl)., .... 4,000
Margaret st, 109 ft sof Fourteenth st, e
. f, 24x103 ft, dated June 16 (A. H. Pol
lock toM. and E, Mahoney) ... 500
SOUTH OF CITY LIMITS, WITHIN A RADIOS OF SEVEN
MUXS OF TUB COORT-HOOSE.
Forty-first st, between Langley and Vin
cennes avs, nf, 30x121 ft, dated July
19 (Master in Chancery to Ruth A. Mc-
Coy) $ 4,083
Adams st. 75 ft s of Chestnut st, e f,- 75x
150 ft. dated July 10 (David S. Johnson
to Emery L. Bates) 2,000
SUMMARY FOR THE WEES.
The following is the total amount of dty and
suburban transfers within a radius of seven
miles of the Court-House filed for record dur
ing the week ending Saturday, July 26: City
sales, 86; consideration, $228,383. North of
city limits—Sales,3; consideration,sl2,B2s. South
of city limits—Sales, 12: consideration, $42,663,
West of citv‘ limits—Sales, 3; consideration,
$3,575. Total sales, 104; total consideration,
The New Sensation—A 85,000 Affair—
James Gordon Bennett and Polo—The
Rage for Oddities—Phaetons, and Pans,
and Paiuted Gowns—Two Notable Par
ties—The Pilologists Teaching tho Fash
ionables How to Spell,
Prom Our Oum Correspondent.
Newport, July 24.—The belles of Newport
to-day don’t mourn and lament quite so openly
for the departure of that centre of interest and
promoter of festivities, the French fleet, as did
the Revolutionary fair ones when the French
army sailed away from the dull little town that
they had made so gay for a brief period.
The Prince de Broglie, who came with a party
of friends to visit the town the year after the
departure of the French army, writes of how
desdle these belles of the past century were, and
tells us that they confessed to him that there
were “no more halls and fetes since the Frenca
army went away.”
The fair dames and demoiselles of 1879 are not
quite In such sad case as that, and their laments,
therefore, not quite so doleful. The French
fleet was only a brilliant episode after all, and
already the arrangements for a fresh sensation
of the most promising magnitude are afloat.
This is a grand steeplechase for September. We
have had rumors of steeplechases to oe ever
since the grand affair four or live years ago, but
they have invariably •ended in nothing but
rumors. But the proposed chase for this season
bids fair to be something more than a rumor,
for already SI,OOO has been guaranteed, and the
other s4,ooo,which is the necessary sum to carry
the project, has been promised. It is said that
Mr. Keene, the “Big Bonanza man,” as he is
termed, will make up the deficit. James Gordon
Bennett, who Is expected to-day, will no doubt
do bis always generous part towards the suc
cess of the affair. With Mr. Bennett’s coming
the polo games, lacrosse, and pigeon-shooting
will break forth In all their summer madness.
The reason of the delay in the polo, it is said,
is on account of the Buffalo accident principal
ly, which brought up the accident of last sum
mer to one of the Club here, young Davis, —
he is called by some. The young man, by the
way, is the son of Edmund Davis, the present
proprietor of the well-known patent medicine,
Perry Davis* Pain-Killer, which has proved a
bonanza to all parties concerned in it. If any
thing were needed as proof of the celebrity of
the medicine, it might be amusingly found in
this Conspicuous sentence in tbcspdce devoted to
“Providence ** in Osgood’s New England Hand
book for Travelers: “The Corliss engines, the
Peabodv rifles, the Gorham silverware, Perry
Davis* Pain-Killer, and millions of cigars are
mode here.’* This is pretty conclusive that the
Pain-Killer is considered one of the institutions
of the country. Young Mr. Davis’ inlury last
summer was similar to chat which terminated so
fatally at Buffalo, the gentleman being thrown
bv his pony in the excitefhent of the game. The
fortunate difference, however, was that Davis
did not strike upon his bead. Mr. Bennett, it is
reported, brings with him from Europe several
more ponies which arc to be used at the polo
Speaking of ponies brings up one of the pret
tiest pictures that can be seen this season at
pictnrcsqne Newport. It is
. A CHARMING PHAETON,
wherein sits a charming yonng lady, holding in
her white-gloved hands a pair of strong slender
reins,which form part of the trappings of a curious
and bighlr-ornamental harness which attracts
everybody’s attention, even away from the
voting lady herself. • The ladv is Miss Beach,
daughter of C. N. Beach, of Hartford, and the
curious trappings which excite so much atten
tion are Neapolitan harness. There seems to
"be something contagious in the desire to bring
forth something new and striking in Newport.
I have known the quietest people suddenly
break out in the most extraordinary way in this
direction. There was Dr. Cbanning and bis
Norwegian ponies and harness, for instance.
The Doctor and his wife are the quietest people
possible, and at the time of the importation of
the ponies his daughters were~too young to
have a voice in the matter. But something in
the Newport air and atmosphere of tfc ngs new
and strange worked its influence npon them,
and when a Norwegian friend told of the
Sneer little ponies of his native land
lege quiet people doubtless were seized with
the Newport mania for od.ities, and straight
way invested their money in the little cream
colored rolv-polv nags, that from the day they
set their funny little hoofs upon Newport soil
to the hour of their departure never ceased to
be objects of curiosity. It is enough to say of
THE ODDIir OP TIIEIB APPEARANCE
and their rarity to remember the fact that Bar
naul wanted them, and his agents tried in vain
on their first season to purchase them. They
disappeared from the Avenue, however, after
the second season, and last year they were sold
to some private famiiv out of the State, I be
lieve. , ’
The rage for singularities of which I have
spoken goes into all sorts of things, and appears
not only in equipages, but in room-furnishings
and personal adornment. It is augmented, no
doubt, by the cosmopolitan tone of society,
for here are Jews and Gentiles, English
Earls, and French Counts, and German
Barons, and, indeed, representatives from eyery
nation of 4 any importance upon the globe;
which, taken with the native American, make
up a population which- for variety is not to be
found probably in any locality of like size in Mie
country. The foreigners all display their differ
ent-tastes as well as nationality in tlie different
details of their surroundings,*nnd thus from
the contrast ot fashion is stimulated the desire
for new developments, and we gel, consequent
ly, this quaint, constantly-changing bazar of all
nations, as one might say. The most noticeable
feature of this rage just now is in the decora
tion of bouses and the' vagaries of dress. The
mania for medieval costumes and household ar
rangements, as gathered from old pictures still
holds, but the ancientry of a nearer duie ra ucr
takes me lead; and to go out upon the Avenue
and watch the gay coacccs—l mean
which dow and then appear, with tiieir quaintly
dressed bmdeas, is to get -a pretty i»ooa por
trait oi ye oideu limes, when, our great-great
gr<mdmo-hers in the. Colonial davs took mir
. airings in vehicles not unlike these brighrly
paihted coaches at the first glance, but exceed
ingly unlike iu ihe mechanical construction of
sprmas, and screws, and holts. ./‘Tout! tootl
toot!” goes the jollv horu, and we look out of
our window, or from the modest carriage in
which we may be seated, or, more modest still,
from the sidewalk where we bumble pltjd, and
Jo! there are the beauties p£’76, with their
square-crowned fiaring bats and bonnets, their
pretty, sprigged muslins and silks, and their
very higb-heclcd shoes aiid clocked stockings,
which the reckless wind displays very gen
erously. Even the children are turned into
old-fashioned- pictures, though of an earlier
date, —the boys specially, with their broad laced
collars and buckled shoes, and tunics, having a
very quaint air, until one glances at the ma.
chine-cut hair, which has the usual lonely mad
On the piazzas, or in the great cool wide halls,
'just after breakfast, ladies bring their old-fash
ioned needlework of pillow-lace, and tent-stitch,
and the rest of the mysterious muddle of mend
ing (!) which is supposed to be high art tfou
can buy ;
’ A CHARMING FAN,
all blended brilliance of hues, and bobby little
Hovers, and bobby little birds, unlike anything
for a song*, but these idle dames pre
fer to spend their money for bits of satin and
ribbon, and lace, and other what-not, and cut,
and sew, and paste it on two round pieces of
cardboard, which have a ribbon-decorated splint
handle, and which, after completion, they tri
umnbantly hold up and declare to bo the pret
tiest fans in the world. Nobody dispates them,
for fashion Is omnipotent, and the fan-makers
walk abroad with their gay handiwork tied to
their waists, scarcely for use except it may be
to fan a dame and other arts of the coquette.
•Last summer I told the story of a
lovely painted silk gown. Well, hero is
the second chanter. The other day there was a
birthday party given by the friends of a lovely
creature of 17 summers. • It was the sister of the
gallant officer who painted the silk dress for bis
wife’s wearing last summer; and here again on
this summer day the sword is turned to a
paint-brush, and the blrthdaygown is a triuranb
ot the most delicate art and taste; apple-blos
soms and buds showering the white slltc fabric
as if with Nature’s prodigal band. One of the
guests at this parry tells a pretty story of the
big birthday-cake gayly lighted by seventeen
tiny candles, each being one by one blown out by
the seventeen young guests as they severally
entered. This, too, is a remnant of ancientcus
tom, and a very pretty one. Lawn parties, din
ner parties, and receptions arc now the order of
the day with the great gay world. Perhaps
THE GRANDEST OF THESE
was the dinner given by Gov. Swann, of Mary
land, last Saturday, for ex-Secretary Fish.
Military and civic personages of high degree
graced the banquet, to talk in the loftily-re
spectful strain which such grand doings de
serve. And, gracing everything else, crosses,
and wreaths, ana garlands, and monuments of
flowers put all otfler fetes into the shade; and.
in the midst of these, somebody goes into rap
tures over a prettv conceit with the host’s
name, —tiny swans afloat in a sea of bon-bons In
a big basin upon the flower-decked tabic.
And while these gorgeous shows are in prog
ress, the philologists hold grand council down
in the heart of the town, to seriously consider
a reform in English spelling, which sh.all dock
off ail the unnecessary letters and bring into use
those that naturally sound the consonants. The
most promineut newspaper of the State comes
out facetiously with an article anent this beaded,
“The Way the Filologists Soei.” But the Philo
logical (or Filological) Society have right and
good season on their side; and in
their proposal to eliminate the ■ super
flous I’s and n’s and s’s, to say nothing ot
the silent ph’s being turned out in the cold, and
the friendly Ps brought tp their own again, they
are doing missionary wbrk which by and by
every literary worker will rise up ; and call
blessed. For a while, however, there will be a
where the wise man and Lhe fuol Will be confound
ed. The external effect In writing, by the way,
elmply seems to carry out the old-time fashions.
I saw a note, for instance, a day or two ago
written upon some of the new ad-fashioned
paper in imitation of the rather flowery eight
eenth-century style, and spelled in the reform
fashion, it made a titt pretty accompaniment
to the high-heeled shoes, and the fans, and
work-bags. Just let these ancientry-loving
dames get hold of the idea that this reform
spelling is an elegant old , fashion brought back,
and the philologists will have no further trouble.
So we up, up, up, and down, down, down, and
round and round, proving that life is a good deal
of a circle, as has been said. N. r.
ROMANCE OF A SKULL.
A Strange Story of the Old National Theatre
John Carboy in Xcw York Pisoaich,
“Here, do you see this skull? ”
He handed me the grim remnant of mortality.
It was worn smooth by constant handling. Then
he narrated its romance. It was the skull of a
murderer named John F. Cowan, who killed his
wife and twochtldem—the third, a boy, escap
ing by hiding under the bed —in Cincinnati, 0.,
in 1536 or ’37, in a little, old, tumble-down frame
building on Vine street. Cowan was a carnenter,
and at odd times had worked around the theatre
when out of a job in his regular line. The cause
of his crime was jealousy. One morning, just
as his wife was preparing to go to market, he
came in and, with a broad-ax, literally chopped
his victim into pieces. Escaping through a rear
door, and passing through an unoccupied stable,
where He threw down the blood-stained ax, be
made his way to the outskirts of the city, and
was next day captured, brought back, tried,
convicted, sentenced, and publicly hanged. His
last words were:
“ Let me face the sun; now, then, let mo fix
the noose myself, Mr. Sheriff —there, that will
do. PH soon be a set piece—a quick drop; too
—give me a bite of tobacco.”
“ The surgeons took his body, and the skeleton
was bleached, wired, and put on exhibition with
the blood stained dresses of his wife and children
in Dorfcint’s museum. The glass case in which
they were shown was near that containing the
wax figures of Alexander Drake, a famous
Western comedian, aud not far from a mechan
ical and weird grouping entitled the “Infernal
Regions,” made by Hiram Powers, the sculptor,
before be went to Italy and became famous.
“ The next place the skull turned up—you sec
it had got into the show business, and once in
’ that nothing ever gets out of it, like your news
paper business —was at the National Theatre.
Ned Pratt, the property man, had it. The elder
Booth handled it in ‘Hamlet ’; so did Murdoch,
and Adams, and jolly old Logan made the house
roar over it in one of his farces.
“None of the company knew it was a murder
er’s skull until one night it came out in a queer
way. There, was a dreamy, but not by any
means stupid youth, who worked about the
theatre, run errapds, and carried the ladies
wardrobe baskets for them, and one evening Ned
Pratt jokingly told him to take the skull ove£
the way aud get a pint of ale in it. The Toutn,
without question, took It‘over the way, which
meant Bill Luck’s barroom, where were assem
bled just then Teddy Saunders (then the hus
band of the estimable lady who is the present wife
of Gavler, the dramatist), Bob Grierson, heavy
Morton, and 01 Durivagc. * A , *
u 1 What’re you going to do with that none
box? ” said Durivagc. • _
u ‘Pint of ale in it for Mr. Pratt,’ was the
youth’s answer. _
“ ‘Nice flagon that is for.apropmaker to quaff
his Rhenish in,’ said Morton.
“‘S’pose you take a drink of ale out of it,
John, before jyou go back,’ suggested Saunders
to tne youth.
“He stoutly objected to this, but the crowd
gathered about, him, and finally, by dint of
melodramatic threats and much coaxing com
bined, induced him to give in.’ A glass of ale
was' poured into this .ghastly .receptacle, and
with both hand grasping it, the youth raised it
to his lips. '
“At this instant John Bates, the manager,
entered. A glance at the youth, the uplffted
.skull, the laughing quartet of actors, and he
understood the situation. '
“‘Well,’ exclaimed John, *my lad, do you
know whose skull that was' you are holding to
your lips foran ale mug?* •
‘“Whose was it?* asked two or three of the
..“.Ned got it from that was in the
Museum a wile ago.”
The boy still clasped the skull.
. “It was the head of John Cowan, the murder
The jouth dropped the skull, uttered a wild
shriek, and with eyes almost starting from their
sockets he rushed out into the street. He was
never seen in that theatre or neighborhood
again. Two weeks afterward he was found
wandering along the old Will Creek road, hope
lessly insane. : Who .was he? It might have
turned many n . stronger brain than that
poor boy’s, lor hcT was the son of Cowan the
murderer, and it was his father’s skull he baa
held to his lips. Ned Pratthad only known him
by the name of Jack or John. He was cared for,
sent to the asylum, and died there a few months
after. i „ , .
• On the skull Ned had cut or scratched the let
ters 4C B. P.,” his.initials. „ ..
u You can see them there on the top* ’ sata
the ola property man. •*! was plaving utilit'
biz,” ne added, “at the time when this bit of ro
mance occurred, and then, not fancying that sort
of thmg, I became a property man—Ned’s as
sistant— ind, at last, wnen I left, Ned gave me
the skull, and I’ve kept it ever since. I bad it
with me at Mn* Old Bowery, and many a famous
old Oraveil gyer has it out upon that
dear old stage.
“ Look tlu re, now, there are a pile of stage
wills, royal decrees, and letters. Some of iht-m
are written and some are blank,—all for show,
like those bags of broken crockery, which pass
for bags of gold. Ah! this theatre life, like the
outside life of the world, is lull of shams and
J. H. HAVERLY Manager and Proorletor.
THIS SUNDAY NIGHT ONLY.
Another Grand Dramatic Revival by Chicago Favor*
itea. TWO GLORIOUS PLAYS. DOUBLE BILL TO*
MIGHT. The three-act Comedy*
PLAYING THE MISCHIEF,
And the one-act langh-provoker.
OR, HIS FIRST CIGAR.
Remember, To-nlght-TWO PLAYS! TWO PLATS!
Mondav—Palmcr’H Union-Square Company In THE
Proprietor and Manager... Mr. J. H. HAYERLY.
Monday, July 28, commencement of the
A.. 3VC. IPAX/IS/EBIV’S
IN ITS ENTIRETY,
First Production in this City
OF THE CELEBRATED
SOCIETY DRAMA LYSE ACTS.
The Banker’s Daughter!
WITH THE ORIGINAL CAST.
THE MEMBERS OE THIS COMPAJST
Mr. Charles R.Thome,Jr.. Mr. J. W. Thorpe.
Mr.'John Farsell. Mr. 11. W. Qulaloy,
Mr. J. U. Stoddarr. Miss Elbe Wilton,
Mr. W. J. LeMovne, Miss Maude Harrison,
Mr. Jos. B. Folk. Stirs Ida Vernon,
Sir. SI. V. Unchain. Mrs. E. J. Phllllns.
Mr. Walden Hainsay, - Sirs. Marie Wilkins,
Sir. C. w.- Bowser. Silas Sara Cowell.
Sir. Harold Forbear. Slisa Ella McCarthy,
Sir. H. F. Daly, Miss Hattie Anderson.
All the Original Scenery.
All the Original Properties.
All the Original Costumes.
All the Original Music.
Scats con be secured six days In advance.
Box Sheet now open. No advance In prices.
Matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at the regular
’VIdtEK’S THEI 'FKfc.
COOLEST THEATRE IN THE 'WORLD.
THOROUGHLY YE-N TILATED.
FOURTH AND LAST WEEK
Of the brilllantly-successful Comedy.
Every Character by a Competent Artist.
Every Night, Wednesday and Saturday Matinees.
This the Fourth and Last Week.
The Bruhtest Comeay of the Age.
Secure your scats tosce “ENGAGED”In the best*
ventilated Theatre in the country.
Next Week—The Comic Actress, LINA TETTER*
AT 710 YVJEST JIONiISOE-ST.,
S. S. HAMILL,
Author of the Science of Elocution,
WILL REOPEN HIS
SCHOOL OF ElLOCttJ'ffKFSr
AUGUST 12, 1879,
Pupils prepared for Teachers of Elocution and Dra*
matlc Readers. Special courses for Ministers and Law
yers. 20-class lessons, Sio; Private lessons, $2 each.
FromP.ev. J. ESIABROOK. Principal State Normal
School Tpsliantl Mich.: . _
Professor S. S. Hamill Is the most accomplished,
thorough, and systematic teacher of Elocution 1 have
ever met.—March 12, 1879. •
542 and 514 Wabash-av., near Twelfth-si.
Every Monday ail Tlnrsflay Evenings,
Be the entire GREAT WESTERN’ Light Guard Band
(Brass and String). 20 members. CHAS. NITSCiIKE,
Musical Director. .. . _ .
The programme will be equally divided Detween Reed
B1 &mllles and gentlemen with ladles specially invited.
LEVANS & BRYAN, Prop’r*.
Monday Ere., July 2% and until further notice,
Wallaces New York Star Combination.
Miss Genevieve Rogers, Frank E. Aiken. Owen Faw
cett, and Harry Italnforth, In Tom Taylor’s Dram a,
Monday, Aug. 4—Palgravc felmpsou’a Farcical Com
A Scrap ot Paper,
As produced at Wallack’a Theatre, N. T., with signal
success, and pronounced by the entire N. T. Press the
HIT OF THE PAST SEASON.
* People’s Night and Farewell Performance of
EMERSON’S MEGATHERIAN MINSTRELS 1
1-2 lOOStronffl 50 .Solid! 1-2 100
Price* for this occasion only—Parquette and Circle,
75c: Balcony, 50c; Gallery, 2nc. _ w . _ .
The Brilliant First Part. The Original Olio, and Bob-
Insou’s Colored Clrens and Menagerie.
STClark-st., opposite Kew Court-Hooae,
Snndar. July 27. 1879, Matinee and Xlght, and daring
next week, EDWARD ARNOTT In the Great Drama,
VICTIMS OF FARO.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN.
Grand Testimonial Entertainment tendered by the
FIRST RED RIBBON CLUB to Prof. WALTER C.
LTMAV, Thursday Eve*, July 31. 1870. assisted by
Miss Jessie Cou:houl. the popular Lady Elocutionist:
Mmc. Salvottl. Soorano; C. C. Leller. Basso: Prof. T.
S. Boston, Pianist. Reserved Scats at J. H. Monde-
Title's, corner Mlcblgan»av. and Twenty-second-st.
YV ELOCUTIONIST, fi
Wabash*ar. Hours for three more pupils. Mr.
Lyman will commence Summer Classes at Avenue
Hall. 139 Twcnty-second-st.. Friday, Aug. l. at4p.m.
and Bp. m. Terms, S 2 course of ten lessons. Papua
may attend both classes without extra charge.
. E. V. WILSON,
The Seer and Teat Mcdlniu, will lecture and give testa
In the West End Opera-House, 431 West Madlson-st.,
this day at a and 8 o’clock. Admission. 25 cts.
THE OCEAN BRIiVE OATH.
What Is the need of going to the seaside when yon can
get areal ocean bath at home?
All eminent physicians testify to Its therapeutic valqc
Call and try this wonderful health-giving, beautify
*D AJso*Thenna!. Electric, Magnetic, Vapor, and Medi
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Office-Parlor A, Burdick House,
Corner Wabash-av. and Adams-sts. Chicago. Dl.
•jcnd for -irculcx. - KTNG £ CO., Proprtetosfc
AI’OI.USAHIS IUNEBAL WATEB.
JL ' NATURAL MINERAL WATER.
••rarity, freshness, persistent effervescence, end agreeable flavor, alone or mixed with vrinMo^plrita^
T.ettnr of the XT. S. Treasury Departments “In conformity with yonr"rcqac« tSa
£trt?wna lifted to cause a thorough Inquiry to be made Into the matter by our consul at Cologne,
S V n ?Z,?L S 'ZTJc as tolio™•! therefore state that It Is my opinion, formed after what I consider a care
&ja^sr%r«^ais§gE.ss-g?s&iriis^ l sk.?'eS“
Deputariou onhe p Vlce rre uhcmlstry at tbe university of Oxford. Chemical .fudge at tha
Centennial Exhibition. PjrilMetahla. eu:-. probe Vhegcmilne ; ApolllnarislVater, being offered to the nubile,
we warn nil buyers P tn m S?re that inch and every hatJe bears the Lellow Label. and the name ot
FREU. DE BARI Ar (JO., New York, t-ole Agent...
Elisor, pomekoy & eo„
Auctioneers, 73 & ti'J Kandolph-st.
July 29, at 9:30 o'clock.
At this sale we will sell one Elegant Black Walnut
Marble-top Sideboard, cost S 300; two Hegant Marble
top Chamber Seta, coat §175; with a large stock of new
Brussels and Wool Carpets, Chromos, Plated Ware. Gas
Fixtures, Bed and Bedding, and General Merchandise.
ELISOX, POMEROY & CO.. Auctioneers,
73and 80 Uandolph-st.
Our Regular Friday’s Sale,
Friday, An j. 1, at 9:80 o’clock.
LIEGE AITD ATTMOTIVI; SHOWHTG
New and Second-hand Parlor and Chamber
Afullllneof newandnsedßrassels, Velvet, and Wool
Carpets, Household Furniture of all kinds. Office Furni
ture, Crockery, Glassware, Chromos, Bed and Bedding,
and General Merchandise. Attend this saie for bar
ffalnS* ELISON, POMEROY & CO.. Auctioneers,
, 73 & 80 Randolph-st.
By GKO. i*. OOMK & CO.,
80 and 82 Wabash-ar.
Eegular Auction sale of
Wednesday, July 80, at 9:30 a. m.
A Good Line of Desirab’e Seasonable Goods will be
Bold GEO. F. CORE & CO.,
u 80 and 82 Wabaah-av.
' Thursday, July 31, at 9:30 a. m,,
50 Casks W. Gt and C. C. Ware,
25 Casks Brown and Yellow Ware.
500 Brli. Glassware.
Goods packed for country merchants.
GEO. P. GOI.E dr CO.. Auctioneers.
Bv FJLEatssssom, kakmesc &
CO.. General Auctioneers. 84 A 86 Randolph-fit.
Carpets, and General EonscMd Goods
WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY.
REAL ESTATE and all OUTSIDE SALES receive
Auctioneers, 199. 201 and 203 Randolph-at,
1,000 Lots of
CEOCKERY aid GLASSWABE,
A line assortment of Stone Porcelain, double thick;
White Granite. Brown and Yellow Ware.
On Wednesday, July 30. at 9:30 o’clock.
GEO. W. BECKFORD. Salesman.
BY M. M. SAXDKKS Jc CO.,
130 and 132 Wabash-av.
SLIPPERS, SANDALS, TEES,
TUESDAY MORNING, July 29, nt 9 o’clock-.
jas. P. .McNamara. Ancfr.
At No. 4 North Clark-st,
On3IONDAT, July 23, at 10 o'clock aharp.
The Whole Contents of a Restaurant,
Consisting of Tables. Chair*. Casters, Ranges, Coun
ters. Show Cases, Mirror*. Crockery, &c. Sale per
TO BUELDEXIS AND CONTRACTORS.
. iLiitxots Eastern Hospital fob tub Insane.
By authority of an act of the Legislature, approved
May 28, 1879, the Trustees of the Illinois Eastern Hos
pital for the Insane invite sealed proposals for the erec
tion of buildings for the said Hospital, In accordance
with the plans prepared by James R. Willett, Archi
tect, at whose office. No. S 5 Dearborn-st., Chicago,
HI., the said plans and specifications may be seen. A
bond for SIO,OOO. with three good and sufficient sure
ties, mast accompany each bid, conditioned that the
bidder will enter into such contract os is required by
the Trustees, If bis bid is accepted. Bids mast be made
ouooq blanks furnished, and no others will be conald
* Bid* will be received by H. C.Clarke. Secretary of the
Trustees, Kankakee, HI., or by the Trustees, at or be-
o'clock p. m. on Tuesday, August 2ft pror. when
they will be opened In the presence of the bidders at
the Cltv Hall in Kankakee. 111. All envelopes contain
ing bids should be Indorsed “Proposalsfortbe erection
of oulldlncs for the Illinois Eastern Hospital for the In
sane.” Bids will be received for all or any portion of
The Trustees relerve the right to reject any and all
For further Information apply to the Architect or the
Secretary of the Board of Trustees, H. C. Clarke. Kan
kakee, ill. J. H. CLOUGH. WILLIAM REDDICK,
W. F. MURPIiEY, Trustees.
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TILE-LINING to the slate roof of the United
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Orncz OF SUPEaiNTXNDBJfT )
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Chicago. -ill., July 22. 1879. )
Sealed proposals win be received at this office until
12 o’clock m. of Wednesday, the 6th day of August,
1879, for the furnishing, delivering, and putting In
place complete, the Fire-Clay Tile-Llnlog to the shite
roof of the United States Custom-House and Post-Office
Building at Chicago, 111., In accordance with the specifi
cations, copies of which may be bad and drawings seen
at this oflice. Jifo- ADAIB MoDOWELL. ■
£8 SifN DR. KEAN,
15.73 South Clark-st.. Gmcago.
■Consult personally or by mall, free of charge, pa all
chronic, nervoua,orspecialdiseases. Dr.J.Keanu the
only physician lu the city who warrants cures or no P-iy.
Mfl HT TfJ 203 9 - Clark Street, Chicago.
skill In treating all Chronic, Nervous and Special
Diseases of men and women. Every m->ans used
kno«*n to the profession, including Electricity.
Bend two stamps for “Guide to Health. Office
boaia.9 a. m. to 8 p. m,; Sundays IQ to 12 a. m.
THE «lVOBT” SOAP.
The “IVORY” Is the FINEST
for Laundry and general household use. It I*
made of Vegetable Oils, and everything used la
so It is ABSOLUTELY PURE. It Is e Laundry
Soap, with all the fine qualities of a choke Toi
Ladies will find this Soap especially adapted
for woshihg laces* infants’ clothing, silk hose,
cleaning gloves ami all articles of fine texture
and delicate color* and for the varied nsesaboat
the boose that doily arise requiring the use 0 f
Soap that is above the ordinary In quality.
For the Bath; Toilet, or Nursery it Is Preferred
to i most of the Soap sold for toilet use, being
purer and much more pleasant and effective, and
possessing all tbe dcsirabl ■ Prope- tics of the fin.
eat unadulterated White Castile Soap.
Many of the skin diseases arise from the col
oring matter and impure materials used in Soap.
The whiteness of the “Ivory” is prima fade
evidence ot its parity, and the vegetable oils
used in it, being cooling and healing in their ef
fect, leave the skin soft, smooth, and healthy.
Tbe cakes are so shaped that they nay be ased
entire lor general purposes, or divided with a
stout thread (as illustrated) Into two perfectly
formed cakes, of convenient size lor toilet use.
The price* compared to the quality and the size
ol the cokes, makes It the cheapest Soap tor
everybody and for every, want.
ST. MARTS HALL,
P.L-Rev, IL B. WHIPPLE, D. D., Rector.
Miss S. P. DARLINGTON, Principal,
Is under the personal supervision of Jhe Bishop, with
Eleven Experienced Teachers. The Fourteenth rear
will begin Sent, n, 1879. For Registers with full de
tails address the Rector. Prices reduced.
SOOIH WILLMSTOM. BERKSHIRE CO., MASi
BEXJ. F. MILLS. A.M.. Principal.
GEORGE F. MILLS. A.M., Associate Principal.
The leading Private School la New England- fte
cares for business or college. Location healthful,
buildings new, care and Instruction thorough. Estab-
Ushe |in 1542. Term?, $*5J per year.
For catalogues or personal Interview addre*s
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Care Grant & Swift, 23 Portland Block,
Eels® iial Mite,
Two Sessions yearly, each 20 weeks, both counting
in Graduation. Throe years GRADED COURSE, at a
cost of SISO. Teaches *‘Specidc Medication.” Setd
for Announcement to
JOHN M. SCUPPER, M.D., Cincinnati, 0.
Illinois Mcstfi Hr,
The examination lor admission will be
held at the office of A. G. Lano, 171 East
Handolph-st., beginning on Monday. July
23, at 9 o’clock.
CHESTER, PA. (Opens -Sept. KM
. Thorough Instruction In Civil Engineering. Chemis
try, the Classlcvand English. Degrees conferred.
For Circulars apply to JEWETT WILCOX. Esq., of-,
flee of Gardner House. Chicago, or to
Col. TIl&O. HYATT. President.
TT2WO3T COIXKGE Off* JLAW,
U CHICAGO. ILL.
The Twenty-first Collegiate Tear (36 weeks) begin*
Wednesday, sept, 10. 1879. Tuition, 373 peryear. In
advance. For Catalogues, etc., address H£M*T
BOOTH. 505 West Lake-at., Chicago. HI. • ■
/"1833CA350 FEMALE COUL33GE,
V-> Morgan Park (near Chicago). Preparatory and
Collegiate Course. Elective Studies. GraduatlngCourso
in Music. Drawing, Painting, and Elocution specialties.
Eminent Professors In various departments. Term be*
Kins bepr. 9. For Catalogue address G. TfIAYKE,
Pres.. Morgan Park, Cook Co., liL, or at 77 Madison*
A THESJJirai ACADEMY,
JTjL 48-54 Dearborn-st..
E. H. BABCOCK, Principal,
BEGINS SEPT. IS. SEND FOR CIRCULAR.
TCTA3rin.Y SCMOOI,, VAIXES
iP VILLE. Ohio, for Young Ladies and Misses. Fall
Session opens on the Ist Monday of September. Circa*
lars and particulars may be obtained from
Mrs. 31.1). 3fATHEWS.
WHEATON FEMALE SEMINARY, ■
Norton, Mass., will begin Its forty-fifth school yeaf
Thursday, Sept. 11. For information apply to Mias A*
E. CARTER or H. A. COBB. Esg.. Norton, Mass.
flr. LOUIS LAW SCHOOL. Lavlfta*
V*mentol' Washington Lunrrrjity. ThirteenthAano»nw}»
Xkcommences Weuuesday.October 13,157‘i. Courteditnar
Bjjtwo Anmul Terms, seven months each. Students idauitea
senior ciasc on examination. Tuition, SSO per term.
Address. iiENHY Hi rcilfOCK. Lean of Faculty, St. Lotm.^
Grand Union Hotel,
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T„
COMPLETE IS ALL ITS APPOINTMENTS FOP. THE
COMFORT AND PLEASURE OF ITS GUESTS,
Now Open for the Season.
Rates Reduced to $4 Per Day.
ROOMS CAN BE ENGAGED at the PARK AVENUE
HOTEL, or METROPOLITAN HOTEL. NEW TOkK.
HENRY CLAIE. Leasee.
United States Hotel,
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T.
Open for the season from Jane 14 to Oct. 1.
TOMPKINS. GAGE & Co._
To Glasgow, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, and London*
derr?. from X. Y., even Thursday. First Cabin, S®
to $75, according to accommodation. Sccottl Cabin*
S4O. Steerage. $26. *
AUSTIN. BALDWIN & CO.,
72Broadway. X, T., and 166 Randolph-st., Chicago,
JOHN BLEGEN. Western Manager.
WHITE STAR LINE,
Carrying the United States and Royal Mall between
New York and Liverpool. For passage apply to Com*
pony’s office, 48 South Clnrk-at.
ALFRED LAGERGREN, GcnT Western Agent.
CsT*Drafts on Great Britain and Ireland. t
CIJWARD MAIL LUSTS. .
Sailing three times a week to and from British.
Ports. Lowest Prices.
Apply at Company’s Office, northwest corner
Clark and Randolph-sts., Chicago.
P. 11. DU VKUNET. General Western Asentv
GRAY’S SPECIFIC MEDICINE.
TRADE MARK. The Oreat En-TRADE M*2&
JKll.su Remedy, jjgySSL
will promptly and
and every of
and Weakness, re- <rji6 t
suit of ludlscretloi,
excess or overwork jggsowjT
of the brain and ner* _nnrT>i
vous system; Isper-.«?srgs&P :
•d x* m i_.* fectly harmless, acta
Bnlore lakmgu|o n .na e i^ ? nd 7 t, r?Mter TakiD g.
used for over thlr ;r years with great tnccew. .
Full particulars m our panuhlec, ae*.
sire to send free by mall to every one. The spscioo
Medicine Is sold by all druggists at $l per pas<A?®*9f
six packages for $5. or will be »cnt tree oy mall oars*
celpt of the money by addressing
THE GRAY MEDICINE CO
10 Mechanics’Block, Detroit, Mich.
VAN SCHAACK. BTEPHENsON & CD.. 92 aadJj
Lake-st.. Chicago, wholesale and retail a g nts wco
will supply druggists as oroprie tors’ pries-.
IE 5 . Sc J"_ CASEY,
41 and 43 FIFTH-AT., '
Have for sale some fine Black Walnut Banked
Counters. Store Counter}, Bank and Office
both Ash and Black Walnut; Ice Bosw,.Beer wjjjj.
and Refrigerators; several Fire *nd Burglar nw*
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