Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, 31 Mart 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated 31 Mart 1873 Page 3
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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. Eloquent and Sensible Discourse by tbo Rev. Dr. Ryder. ■Coes Hanging Qualify a Murdoror for Hoavon ? If It is a Means of Grace, The More of It the Better. •How the Condemned Should he Treated. Tho material Idea of Heaven and Hell. Thoßov. Dr. Ryder, pastor of Bt. Paul’s Unl fvorsalist Church, preached a practical and sonsl plo sermon yesterday morning on Capital Pun ishment. Tiio largo congregation which listened to it, doubtless possessed views similar to thoso of tho learned divine, and thoy were not back ward lu expressing their sentiments when dis tolaaod. Tho reverend gentleman took as his text: Whither shall 3*go from thy spirit 7 or whither shall I fleo from thy presence 7 If I uscond un Into heaven, thou art thcro: if I make ray bed In hell, behold thou art thcro. If I tako tbo wings of tho morning, ami dwell in tho uttermost parts of. tho sea; oven thcro shall thy bund lead mo, and thy right hand shall hold me. lU9 Fsalm ; 7, 8, 0,10. TUB SI3RMOK. Tho discourse Is given in full bolow. Ho said; Ono la auroly acting in harmony with tho spirit of the Gospel when ho interests himself in tho welfare of tho criminal classes. No man can bo so low as to bo entirely shut out from human eympathy. It matters not of what offcliso against 'the law ono may bo guilty, ho is to bo treated aa a human being, and to bo subjected to no needless torturo. God’s mercy is extended to tho vilest; Ills grace is free to all. fin should man’s sympa thy bo; and wo ought all to bo actuated by a desire to do tho worst of our race as much good as wo conveniently can. Ido not hold, therefore, that a man should bo suffered to go to tho gallows, as if by tho act of murder ho had shut himself out from all human regard. By common consent, tho civilization of our time has pronounced against many of tho forms of torturo formerly employed to deprive ono of his life,-such as quartering a man, burning him in'tho uso of groou wood, pouring hosted lead and oil into his cars and eyes. All such instru dents of doatu aro utterly sot aside as inhuman, and, ovon whoa wo employ hanging, wo demand of tho Sheriff that ho shall apply that penalty Without needless torturo. This much I say on the aide of humanity. , And I think, also, that ono is acting in tho tmrno of religion who socles to offer to tho cul prit tho benefits of religion, and, as far as possi ble, bring him into uproper temper to enter tho eternal world. Tar bo it from mo to condemn tho efforts of clergymen in this behalf. I com mend them for it. But ibis sympathy which is ottered to tho criminals, especially those of a particular class, may be injudiciously expressed, nudso harmful to the public morals; as may bo also tho efforts to promote the spiritual welfare of tho criminal, and so injurious to tho causo of roligiou. Under tho former head 1 placo all attempts to pardon criminals out of regard for tbom or for their families, or on tho ground that tho penalty is severe. I condemn ail such interposition in behalf of criminals aa that employed by Dr. Tyng, of Now York, in tho case of Foster. It is no matter whether Foster went to Dr. Tyng’a church or not. It is no matter whether ho belonged to a respectable family or not. Itianol at all perti nent to tho caso that his family wore tho friends of the pastor, and tho pastor wished to be tho friend of tho family. The simple fact in tho caso ts that the man Foster was notoriously guilty of murder, and, being so, deserved tho penalty of tho law. It is mistaken compassion and mis taken sympathy that leads a clergyman to try to save from tho gallows a man clearly guilty • of-murder, who may happen to belong to a fam ily In whoso welfare ho is interested. On tho other hand, wo are not to seek to save ono from the just condemnation of the law, because, in our judgment, tho penalty of tho law is need lessly severe. Because some of you may believe that imprisonment for life is a proper penalty for murder, and not' hanging, you are not therefore to oppose tho execution of the law eo long as hanging is tho penalty: but rather remember that your judgment with regard to what ought to bo' the penalty is not to Interfere with the just execution of tho law, so long as hanging is tho penalty. Tho like is true !n*tno oaso of a recent murderer in this city, and n tho case of almost every murderer there is au earnest effort made to save the man from his just deserts, Petitions arc signed: benevolent Christian men and women, well-disposed, sign tho papers. I think all such attempts, unless there is some reason for it outside of syzn- Sathy, outside of one’s objection to the oath penalty, outside of tbo ' fact that it is a terrible thing to take a man’s life in that way, ore hurtful to tho publio morals, and ought not to ho encouraged. This injudicious attempt to got murderers pardoned is rightly quoted, I see, latterly, in favor of capital punish ment ; and I am frank to say that unless you regulate tho pardoning power, banging seems to bo tho only sure penalty,—and that is not very euro, —not because as some of our preachers say God said to Noah, "'Whosoever sheddethmen/a blood, by man shall his blood bo shod,” but be cause tho safety of society requires it. God also 'said to Noah (and ho said it be fore ho said tho other; in tho record it stands two or throe versos before), “But flesh with tho life thereof, which tho blood thereof, shall yo not oat.” But as most par sons, including clergymen, consider animal food necessary to tho health, they leave this command to Noah unenforced. But ono is just as au thoritative as tho other, and neither* has any more to do with our time than a communication \ that may havo boon made to tho antediluvians. ’ i Personally, I prefer, if I could havo everything os I would wiun it, imprisonment for life to tho dopth penalty. But, if a man condemned for buudor is to bo pardoned and set at liberty in tbo community again, whatever may bo my per sonal preference, I am obliged to placo myself on the side of those who defend capital punishment. tTho dignity and majesty of tho law must be , maintained. That is a fundamental proposition. No matter what I may liko or dislike, the law must bo uphold, for wo aro all of us dependent upon tho enforcement of law, and nothing is re liable unless tho criminal classes aro made to understand that tho law moans what it s&ya, and must bo respected. Tho penalties of law should not, therefore, bo aet aside to ploaso an individ ual, for tho wolfaro of millions should never bo jeopardized to gratify, a few. I, and tho per sona of my household, and tho members of my church, may wish to save some ono from the gallows, but shall I and they bo gratified to the detriment of the whole community? Tho exorcise of tho pardoning power in some cases seems necessary; but, after the courts bavo pronounced against a criminal tbo penalty of death, it ought not to bo competent for tho Governor to sot aside tho vordict, unloss foots which are developed subsequent to the trial justify it. The criminal, as a criminal, de serves no sympathy; pity, but not sympathy. The wrong-doer has a claim upon our humanity, but not tho wrong-doing. And I am satisfied that sometimes sympathy is exorcised in tills connection so indiscriminately that it really aids and abets crime. But tills loads mo to tho next topic—tho in tudioious application of religion to tho criminal, t U not for mo, Christian friends, to limit tho divine raoroy. That forgiveness in any way lessons or removes tho punishment, I do not stand hero to say; but it is clour that, In tho providence of God, forgiveness is mainly applied to the sin rather than to the punishment, and that Christ did not come Into this world so much to take away punish ment due to mankind for their sins as ho did to ■ take away tho sinfulness of man. And it is altfo clear that tho only effect of such gallows specta cles as we havo had of late in this city and in otbor cities Is to lesson tho enormity of sinful ness and to take away something of the sanot.ty of religion. Tho more I think about these things the more they distress me,—tho more lam satis- Dod that, as tho case now stands, tho criminal classes aro not affected favorably by those hang ing spectacles. . * 1 wont first of all, now •to cull your t Mention brielly, and yet with duo respect to lose from whom 1 differ theologically, to the theological errors Involved in all this. About I every man who ban been hung within my ro- 1 inombrauce, ban boon, subsequent to tho com* ] iulhblou of tho orlmo, and ordinarily a day or two 1 days before, made ready for tho eternal world; 1 and the announcement baa been given through : i tho press, nud frequently by tho criminal him-, j Rolf when be stands upon the very verge of otor- 1 ulty—“l have made my poaco with Ood; lam 1 on the Lord’s Bide 5 I nra going otralghl to Hoavon.” I do not nay those men aro not olncoro, .hut I ear, when a clergyman takes hold of a caso of that hind ho ban a case , to make out5 and when a mnu Ib taken hold of, It Robrnn to bo for Ida Interest to yield to tho ap peal. , That there lo any deception pracllnod In tlio case, cf-comae I flay nothing about, one way or tho other; but It looks so much like a busi ness Iraiißactlon that, If applied to anything hut religion, I should call It af* sham.” To mo It is psychologically impoflsiblo for a tnau who Ims boon slnlul, corrupt, wicked all his life, an horn*, or two hours; of a day, or two days before ho dice, to bo made ready to outer tho eternal world and to rise up into grandeur and perfect ness of' a'saintly man. I concede that tho worst criminal may repent, and bo sincere in hla re pentance 51 consider that tho last moment be fore ho goes Out of tho world ho may ojaculato thouo fiontoheos which it Is pleasant for us to hoar; but to carry tho Idea to the community thatnmau, by anything done for hlmj or by him, in that short time, takes rank with UlO angels in glory, Is to use not only absurd, but to my mind, Tb making little less than a mockery of religion. Lot mo relate to you a brief incident. A brothoy who has been at my lioubo during tho past week, told mo of tho following oircumßtaiico that enmo within his own personal observation. In tho city where be proaohoo, a goodjmau,’,while in tho performance of his ordinary business was shot and instantly killed, lie was not tho person tho murderer Intended to kill, but was mistaken for the individual tho murderer wanted to dis pose of. The murdered roan attended tho Univcrsnlifit Church, and was ft correct and exemplary person of good standing in tho community. My friend, attor the mur derer had bad lilts trial and boon condemned, a day or two before bis execution, called upon him in his coll. Ho asked him how ho folt with re gard to tho fato before him, and ho said, “ I am all right. I have made my peace with God. I am all ready to die. I expect to bo In Heaven in forty-eight hours.” “ Well," said tho clergy man, “what do you think Is tho condition of tho man you killed ?” Said ho, “ That bothers mo a good deal. I have boon thinking about that since I was converted; how it will seem for mo when 1 got to Hoavou, to look ■down upon him in boll.” “ IVliat makes you think ho is in hell ?” “ Why, because I abet him bo quickly ho hadn’t a chance to re pent. Just as quick as the plotol wont off ho Jell, and couldn’t think about It.” Hero yon fiarc* emotional piety sot over against solid character. You sJJ Jinow which is tho higher: you all know which jesta on ; you all know which is best in your sons, fh your daughters, in business men, in citizens generally,—a wild impulse of religion or solid morality ingrained into tho very fibre of one’s manhood. And yet emotional piety takes a man to Hoavou (and so little of it that I think it is mostly froth), and solid character lots him down tho other way. Now, mark you, I recommend and plead for emotional piety. Bettor that a man should show a religious interest, as did Nlcodomus at tho burial of his Lord, than not at all. Better for tho wayward bod to say, tho last hour before ho dies, “Father, I renounce this wicked living of mine; I ask your pordon for tho wrong done.” There is comfort in that; but when you come to say that tho prodigal son deserves more at tho hands of his Ood than the son who had lived faithfully, and nobly, and generously all ‘ tho while, you utterly pervert tho Now Testament. In tho par able of the Prodigal Son, the father shows his gratitude by many expressive acts that the way ward son has come homo, but do you think ho put that son In his affection and confidence above that other son who had remained faith fully by him and boon dutiful all tho while ? Furthermore, such spectacles as I am consid ering, as educational Influences, aro mischievous. 1 As U a man should say, ‘ * Well, now, If I mur , 'dor another I shall probably bo hung. Bo far as human law is concerned, 1 shall have to suffer 1 tho penalty, hut so far as the divine law is con -1 corned, 1 know how to get rid of that. I can ; manage that part. I can live forty and nine years in sin, and wipe away tho consequences, • nut I cannot do anything against man’s law with out in all probability being arrested. These de tectives ore so terribly searching in their in -1 qulrles that it is pretty bard to get rid of them 5 1 but uo far os Goa is concerned, 1 know how to elude 1110 law, and shirk the penalty of it. lam 1 not troubled about that.” Now, I contend that » everything of that kiud is demoralizing. It is 1 not giving a man his deserts. 1 maintain that ■ tho conviction ought to rest upon your heart and • mino that, If we go through tho world in opposi tion lo God, lie will hold us answerable for those things, not only while wo live, but aftorwo ' pass out of this body as well; aud that tho char • actor ingrained Into the human organization can not bo wiped out by any ejaculatory sentences uttered at any time. I am reminded here of what Jesus said to the thief on the cross. It Booms, in the Judgment monfc of many, to stand in opposition to .what I am teaching. In reference to what our Lord eaid to the man who was crucified by Ilia aide, there are two facta to bo stated : First —lt is confessedly difficult to determine how much the robber understood about the jnlßßion of Christ. For it hardly seems prob able that ho understood that Christ had sot up a a spiritual kingdom when His disciples supposed Ho was sotting tip a material kingdom. If the Apostles, when thoy found our Lord was crucified, supposing His work had como to au end, went their way, it is not likely that this crim inal under-stood much about Curist’s spiritual kingdom. Second— Precisely what is meant by tho word “ Paradise” is not clear, and perhaps never can bo now. Some individuals say it moans “State of tho dead,” as if our Lord meant to say, “ You ask mo to remember you when 1 como into my King dom. Why, this day both of us are to bo in tho state of tho dead, and, therefore, what Can you expect in my Kingdom? Others understand it to include something moro that tho state of tho dead—to include what (he Oroeks meant hy tho word EUpium.” In view of all the facts, it seems to me that our Lord referred to tho spirit ual world into which they wore both soon to pass, and that Ho meant in some way to sneak approvingly of tho condition of tho poultont thief in connection with that reference. But, us already said, tho precise meaning it la difficult to affirm. There is. however, no reason to suppose that our Lord meant to say, "This day you will bo a perfect human being ; this day you will bo an angel of light; or this day you will ho with mo in Heaven be cause that is contradictory of what our Lord says subsequently. For. after His resurrection, when Mary met Him in tho garden, near tho tomb in which His body had been placed, as re corded in the 17th verso of the 20th chapter of of John, wo aro told that Jesus said to Mary, when she addressed Him: “Touch mo not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father.” This was tho third day after tho cru cifixion. Jotms, tooroforo, could not have meant that the repentant robber would bo that day with Him in Heaven, because what our Lord afterwards says of himself shows that He Him self bad not been there. His reference probably was to tho spiritual realm. I do not wish, Christian friends, in what I say in opposition to the material conception with which this whole subject is shrouded, to discour age any individual in connection with any (church from laboring earnestly in bobalf of tho conversion and restoration of tho criminal classes, but I bog that thoy so con duct their affairs that their efforts shall not bo detrimental to tho causo of religion, and so that those gallows speeches, in tbo estimation of many right-minded and law-observing citizens, shall not scorn a burlesque on religion. For, if tbo gallows can thus bo made a moans of grace; If almost ovory one who goes out of tho world by hanging goes straight to glory, and would hardly got thero but by that process, it might bo well for us to consider whether it would not bo useful to employ hanging as a means of gr&co on very many other occasions. I do not know but it would bo well to apply It to some of our Alder men and members of tho Board of Trado, and directors of insurance companies, and Congress men : and now and then a minister, and a mer chant, and so on all tbo way through, thus mak ing their salvation suro. If a bad man commits a murder tho matter of his future destiny seems to be quite suro. Oh 1 brethren, that is not tho Gospel. Christ in His word does not talk to thohuman heart in that way. Itis tho old material conception of things, that has como down into tho ago, and still lingers among tho people. In many of our loading churches, or what we call orthodox, to-day, thero aro taught tho most excellent, valuable spiritual doctrines, and tho religion of tho Now Testament is inter preted in tho light of the age hut among tho common people that old, material Idea of Heaven as a locality, and of holi as a locality and place of torment, and, for aught I know,-of liquid fire and brimstone, still lingers. Homo of you remember that a fortnight ago to-day I referred to this general subject. At tho close of my sermon, thoro came up to this desk a young man, and ho said to mo. “ I am not oconstomea to hearing Univorsnlist preaching, so 1 would like to ask you a quou tlou.” “Talk on, my young friend,” said X, “ There aro only two places spoken of In tho Dlblo after death into which tho dead go; onq Is hoavou aud tho other Is boll. Now. If tho murdoror don’t go to hoavou, must ho not ! go to tho other place ?’“■ That Booms logical, dots it not ? ‘What is tho root error ? It Is that therein no place in tho universe that donorves to b6 called hoavou; and there In no j)/nco in tho universe that deserves Lo bo called boll. Heaven is a stale and a condition ; boll Is a etato aud a condition, aud 110 placo at all. It Is the old , material conception of • a beautiful garden, with running streams, or a groat city with golden streets fixed up grandly, and people aro going • up there, nud they aro going to - knock at the gates, and tho gates aro to bo opened, and they aro to walk in and live In fine uoubob. That is tho idea still prevailing with tho loss intelligent portion of our community. Tho right view is, tho good fnau is in hoavon to-day, and all tho hoavou there is for him of which wo havo any knowledge. Tho bad man Is in boll to-day, and ho will bo la boll bo long ns ho remains a bad man. Hoavou is a state. And good mon, iruth-sooklng and God-fearing people, aro In that state. They aro known by many names, and live in many lands, bub they aro united by :ft common bond in their devotion to tho good aud true. Put away, therefore, this Idea of locality, and re member that hoavou Is ft condition—a state, not a locality, as if men and women are lo bo sepa rated from, each other by a sort of isothermal lino, as if on one side is Illinois and on tho other is Minnesota: na if a kind of Mississippi Hivor Is to separate heaven from hell. It is tho old Jewish conception of tho end of tho world that has worked us way down to our tlrao, and tho old pngau conception ,corrupted oven by grosser, nominally, OhriHtlaU ideas. It is tlrao tho religion of Christ wore froo ot those errors. “ Ana now, Christian friends, all that re mains for mo to say this morning la that tho lan guage of our text is applicable to us all—to tho criminal clauses, to all conditions and phases of society. “ Whither shall Igo from Thy spirit ? or irlmbor elmll T flp.nfrom Thy presence ? If I ascend up into Hoavon, God is there ; If I make my bod in boll, behold, God is thoro. - If I take tho wings of tho morning, and dwell In tho uttermost parts of tho soa, ovon thoro shall Thy baud lead mo, and Thy right bond shall bold me.” God Is everywhere present. Wo aro judged accordingtoourdosorts. Character la that which we all ought to strive to obtain, It is our priv ilege to enjoy what I havo called emotional pioty 5 but it 10 a great deal more Important for us to havo substantial character than to put, now and then, ft religious Interjection into our talk, I commend lhaso interjections; I believe in those pious, religious services. Those who know mo need scarcely bo told this ; but I beg you not to ho deceived. I bog you not to sup pose that God can bo deceived by those pious . phrases. I bog- you not .to think that a, man can live forty years In iniquity, and throw off his bad character as . ho would an old coat. Character is a part of tbo miuvs -Wherever the man goes tho character goes. As as a man lives nis Identity aud character live. Changing day by day, becoming hotter aa ho rises but always under tho eye of Ood, and always rowaruing’Jjim and pun ishing him according to his deserts. • Young man, no not deceived by tho idea that, in any * manner or way, God can bo “mocked.” God’s verdict cannot bo sot aside. I toll you that if you go into tho ocoau God is there; if yon go to California or Europe God Is thoro; in tho light, in tho darkness, wherever you aro, tho judgment scat is before you aud you before it. And now, brethren and friends, I would liko, in a very few words, to put by tho side of this representation as to tho manner in which cul prits aro oftoa treated and recorded, my own idea of what is sound doctriuo. If I woro called to administer to a man who was to bo hung to morrow, I would not Bay to him, “If you repent of your ulna and aro eorry, tho consequences of all your guilt will bo wiped awoy, and you stand abreast with tho moat valiant soldior of tho cross of Christ.” I could not say that, because it is a misrepresenta tion and a great untruth. I would say to him, “My brother, I am sorry for you: you aro in a bad condition; you aro scarred all over with sin, but God is your father aud friend. Ho sent His 1 son to dlo for sinners. Put yourself in tho best ’ framoofmimlyoucau; begin to rotracoyour stupe; • walk toward Zion tbo fow days that remain, and 1 every stop you tako this side of tho gravo Is bo 1 much ground ro-won, and you aro all tho bettor prepared to go homo.” That, I think, is Christian morality; and as I would say it to tbo worst culprit, so I would say it to myself and to you. “Bo not deceived; God is not mocked. 1 For whatever a man eowoth that shall ho also ► reap.” This, I hollovo. Is the teaching of tho 1 Now Testament, aud is illustrated and verified by > every sound maxim iu moral pliilowopby. THE NEW COURT-HOUSE. To the Editor of The Chicago 'Tribune. Sir : Ou tho ground that, tho tax-payoraof this county, with tho exception of an inconsiderable few, desiro not only that our now city and county building shall bo of tho best material and work manship, but that it shall bo also architecturally faultless; and further assuming that tho expen diture of tho sum of money required for tho pur pose should bo mado so that no private end, but only tho public good, should ho subserved, if such result can bo obtained,—allow mo to say: First —That every person who dcairod should have free access to all tho plans submitted; and that written criticisms should bo invited (and considered) of any person who felt competent, and interested as a property-holder, sufficiently to mako them over his own unmo. Second— That a fund should bo appropriated from tho Treasury of, say, $5,000, or as much more as would insuro tho desired result, with which to purchase tho professional judgment of five non-compotiug architects, of high rank in their profession, ono of whom should bo of Bos ton, and ono of Now York; for tho reason that it is a fact that all tho architects of tho highest skill and education do not rosido in Chicago—at present. (I beliovo tho principle well establish ed that prudent men should not bo willing to intrust business of groat importance to agents who have no knowledge of that business.), 2V«Vd—That on no account shall any man bo adopted before every one interested (I still mean tho tax-payors) shall have had abundant time and opportunity to bo hoard. Wo could havo saved time had wo moved in this matter a yo&r ago, hut bettor delay another year than not to have the most perfect work than can bo had. Now, I submit that this city and county must intrust an enterprise of tho magnitude of that in question to a committee (however it may ho con stituted) m whoso architectural taste and knowl edge, business capacity and unsullied integrity, combined, tho people of this county, or a largo majority of thorn, have implicit confidence. If this result bo not attained, 1 feel assured that our courts will bo asked to interfere in be half of tbo present owners of those two or threo millions, so that those disgraces —local in our own old Court-Houoo, national in tho present Now York City Hall—bo not allowed to bo re produced here. J. Q. 8. CaiOAQO, March 28, 1873. A NEW DODGE. To the Editor of The Chicago Trlbu ne Bin: If you wish, you can makoanote of a now dodgo of tho seedy bummers. A man on tors an oftloo or business-placo; holds up a letter addrcsaod as though for the molls; says, "Mis ter, will you accommodate mo with a throe-coot stamp ? I was sout to mail this lottor, and lost tho stamp." Tho corner of tho onvolopo Is dirty, and shows that a stamp has boon there. A stamp is handed to tho applicant; ho sticks it upon tho onvolopo, with many nourishes; walks off, with not oven a " Thank you;" stops outside of tho office; removes tho stamp; goes to tho next oillco and repeals the operation, and so on ad it\finilum. A Connecticut Legislator* From thd l/arf/ord ( Conn .) Cotminf. Borne years ago a votofan Democrat was elect ed to tho Legislature from tho town of llartland. Knowing tho ditUculties of travel hotwoon that Elaco and Hartford, ho started early and got ore tho day before tho General Assembly con vened, ami immediately proceeded to tho Times oillco. A. E. Barr, tho senior editor, was en gaged in producing a strong political loader, for that evening's paper, and his attention was first attracted to tho presence of tho visitor by his laying down upon Uio desk what, upon examina tion, proved to ho tho representative's creden tials as a member of tho Legislature. Handing tho paper back to him, Mr. Burr said, "You want to take this to tho ofllco of tho Secretary of State." "Whore Is that?" inquired tho gentle man from Hartland. "In tho State Ilouso building," was tho answer; “you toko it thoro and it will bo all right." " I don’t know any thing about tho Secretary of State’s oillco," pos itively spoke tho aged representative, "and I don't enro a d—-whore it is; I’m a Democrat, and I know if I leave this thing hero in this oillco of tho Times It will ho all right—you keep it I" And Mr. Burr could nob prevail upon tbo old man to takd tho document with him. You couldn't fool him with a Secretary of State wh«?n thoro was u live Democrat to got at. DECORATION DAY, Preliminary Arrangements for gtrowlnff >vUU Flowers tho Graves of liio Nation’s Pond Heroes Mooting of Grand Army Mon Yostordny—Com mlltoos Appointed to Look 1 After Various Details. A mooting of representatives from tho various posts of tho Grand Army of tho Republic in Chicago was bold yesterday afternoon in tho Common Council Chamber, for tho purpose of making tho preliminary arrangements for dec orating tho soldiers’ graves, according to annual custom. Tho attendance was largo. Gen. Mo- Arthur called the, meeting to order, and was, on motion, elected Chairman. ■ On aßQiiming tho Chair, ho stated In brief tho object of tho mooting, suggesting that Ransom Post had thought it advisable to ©loot committees and take stops earlier than was dono last year, in order to bavo everything more perfectly car ried out. Ho rend nn extract from a letter ad dressed to him by tho Commander of tho Di vision. • On motion, J. M. Gotmtm was chosen Score tary of tho mooting. , • “ Tho Chair announced that th 6 appointment of committees was in order. They wore elected as follows: Fbwncd Committee— David A, Gage, James Stewart, Solomon Rutter, Hon. Joseph Modill, Col. Mafion Loomln, den. A. L. Ohetlaiu, Mftj. Fred Bubbo, Ogden Lovell, Capt.:P. McGrath, Col. Lovi P. Wright, J. U. McVlckcr, A. M. Billings. A. 0. llcslng, Jacob Rcbm, 001. Kolili, Gmi. Martin Beam, Joseph Gallagher, Col. 11, Hilliard, Hon, P. A, Uoyuq, 0. L, Woodman, 11, Bayrn, Col. John Messer, U. M. Thompson, Frank Milligan, Oapt, J, P, Rumsoy. -r* J, J. Heaiy moved that a committoo of twenty bo appointed to moko all proper preparations for the observance of Decoration Day, who shall procure music, addresses, and transportation for tho day. Tho motion was agreed to. and tho Chair In structed to appoint tho Committoo, which ho did, ns follows: Gen. Frank T. Sherman, Cnpt. J. J. Heaiy, J. 0. Harrington, Gen. J. Stockton, Jiulgo Brodwoll, Gtm. R. W. Smith, Maj. McDowell, Maj. George L. Paddock, Gon. Beam, Maj. Wood, D. W. Quirk, Col. Louis Bohaffnor, Col. Avery Moore, Gen. M. R. M. Wallace, 001. Owen Stuart, Qou. McClurg, Goa. 0. L. Maun, Col. 0. Rankin. On motion a committed of twenty Indies was appointed to 00-opornto with the gentlemen, as follows: Mrs. Oeu. Mulligan, Mrs. Qon. Cliot lain, Mrs. Perry 11. Smith, Mra. Qon. Sherman, Mrs. Wirt Dexter, Mrs. 0. B. Squires, Mrs. Capt. Gleason, Mrs; W. 11. Smith, Mrs. James W. For sythe, Sira. Gen. Clarice, Mrs. Col. Loomis, Mrs. Gen, Logan, Mrs. Henry Sayrs, Mrs. Gou. Mc- Arthur, Mrs. James Stewart. Mrs. Capt.P. Mc- Grath, tffha rtnl. 0. T, Hotchkiss, Mrs. Gon. R. M. Wallace, Mrs. "fcoA .JR Ji- J.ftkq.JKsa John Messer. * , • Col. Hilliard moved a resolution requesting the Board of Education to closo tbo public schools on Decoration Day,' which was agreed Mr. James Stewart moved that tbo Postmaster bo [requested to oloso tbo Post-Ofllco on that day. Motions woro mado to oloso tbo Custom-House and Recorder's oflico. Tbo first motion was agreed to. *-«-• Mr. Davis moved to appoint a committee of throo to wait upon tbo Board of Trado, and re quest them to suspend business for tho day, which was agreed to. Tho mover hopodby this moans to compel tho banka to closo. Tho Choir appointed as such committee, John Davis, Gon. I. Stockton, and Gol. R. M. Hough. It was further moved that this Committee wait upon tho heads of tho munioipal departments, tuo Judges of tho Courts, and everybody else. Col. Jacobson moved that tho Chair appoint himself and two other gentlemen a Oommittoo of throo to wait on tho Mayor, and persuade him to issuo a proclamation declaring Decoration Day an occasion for a general suspension of business. • It was determined to lot tbo first commlttta wait upon tho Mayor, and other ofllcors, and Judges of tho Courts, Gon. McArthur being added to tho Committee. On motion of Qon. Ohotlain, Mrs. Joseph Mo dill was added to tho Ladies' Committee. Tho various Committees woro authorized to add to their number, should they deem it necessary. Tho mooting adjourned subject to tho coll of tbo Chairman. THE LA CROSSE BRIDGE BILL IN THE WIS CONSIN LEGISLATURE. JAKE3VJLLE, WJfl,, March 20,1873. To the Editor 0/ The Chicago Tribune: Sms I'our correspondent, “Plus,” at Madi son, Wis., states that thoro wore offers of bribes to Senators to vote for the LaOrosso Bridge bill over Qov. Washburn's voto. That statement was a puro coinage out of your correspondent's own brain. Ho is ,tho only writer in tho whole Stato who has over stated or intimated any such thing. His assertion is very complimentary to those Senators among tho “twelve” who woro of fered bribes, and thou neglected to expose the of fers when they had an opportunity, in tbolr places in tho Senate, on tho question whether the bill should pass notwithstanding tho Governor's voto. As “ Plus ” is tho only one who is circulating such charges, it may bo that you are willing to give currency to them through tho belief that the contest for tho St. Croix laud-grant was be tween tho Chicago & Northwestern Railway and the Milwaukee & St. Paul Rond, and from tho standpoint that looks upon tho former road as a Chicago institution, while on tho latter as a Wisconsin one. The North Wisconsin Railway Company—a very small and weak corporation—had, for tho solo purpose of applying for the land-grant,- built in tuo grant about 13 miles of road, borrow ing tho iron for part of tho 13 miles, and running lu debt for a great part of tho expense or its construction. With this beginning, tho masses of this bantling came to Madisou last Bummer, and, with a view to carry tho Legisla ture by storm, they took into their confluence and enterprise E. W. Keyes, Chairman of tho Stato Republican Central Committee, the Madi son Slate Journal , and the whole of tho Madison Regency 5 and, after their capturing tho whole

of the Grant party at Madison, they then took tho Madison Democrat, aud about oue-half of tho loading Democrats at Madison. Tho North Wisconsin Road, in its application for tho grant, was backed up by tho West Wisconsin Road, con trolled by the same men, and partially, it was supposed. by tho Chicago & Northwestern Com pany. With tho above force, tho North Wiscon sin Company, at tho bogining of tho recent session, commenced an active canvass with tho Legislature for tho land-grant, aided also by ail tho Federal ofilco-holdors that “Bismarck” could induce to come to Madison. Aud with what fidelity did the Journal and Democrat per form their part of tho contract I They wore not only tilled from day to day with falsehoods about tho Milwaukee & Bt. Paul Road, which had done twice as much for their city as any other railway company, but they absolutely refused to publish anything in favor of tho Milwaukee A Bt. Paul Road, or oven to givo place to auy communication favorable to the Company. A canvass conducted on such a basis of injustice, of course, could not succeed, I am sorry that those papers did not got any contingent foe. The North Wisconsin proposed to do nothing bub build tho land-graut road, about 210 miles. Tho Chicago & Northwestern Company was not an applicant for tho grant, probably for tho reason that the Company know that, if it became a direct competitor for tho grant, it would have to outbid the Milwaukee A Bt. Paul, wliich had proposed to build about 100 miles of road addi tional to the laud-grant road, as a condition of obtaining tho grant, Tho Chicago A North western may not have felt like taking upon itself such a burden, and, therefore, Us friends have no right to fool badly over the victory of tho Milwaukee A Bt. Paul Road. Tho Chicago & North I'aciflo Air-Lino wanted about ono-fourtb of tho grant; but ita scheme was generally rogardoti ao a bumbng, and Ita object In obtaining a portion of tbo grant to bo tbo moro readily to dispose of aomo old Wlhcoiiblu Central Hallway bouda, Tho coutcut, therefore, enmo down aciuaroly to tbo North Wisconsin and tho Milwaukee & St, Paul Hallway Companies; tho former, weak, with no capital, supported by uuaploiouu lullu oucoß, a “ Kogonoy n or ring, & kind of “ Credit Mobiller" or Ooustruotlon Company,—wanting tho wholo grant for no othor couuldoratlon than building tho land-grant road s~aml tho latter, ft strong, powerful, and bplomlldly-mauagod cor poration, emphatically a Wisconsin institution, and Its contract sure to bo carried out,—offer ing for tbo grunt, not only to build tbo giant roiuL but ulbo a road from Chippewa ITallu Boutu to tbo Mississippi Hlvor, about # Bovonty five miles in longlb, thus giving an annual outlet to tho tremendous lumbering interests of that section; and also to extend tho road from Mon roo,- iii Croon County, to Shulloburg, In Lafay dtto County, a distance of nvor forty miles ; in other words, offering to buljd over 115 mlloß of railroad in addition to tho land-grant road, Ibis proposition oarrlod with itita own argument, and of course it won. , No measure over gave such tiftUsfaotlou to the people of our State an tho disposition of thin land-grant. It was generally believed that the Governor's sympathies wore with tho North Wis consin Company rand, had ho vetoed tho Mil waukee fa Bt. Paul Land-Grant bill, it would have triumphantly passed both Houses over hia veto. Tho worot “scooped” man In tho State to-day la E. W. Koyea, and I know of two nowepapora that aro in nearly ae bad condition. There uovor wan a Legislature assembled at Madlaon that was treated by outsiders with ouch propriety and respect no tuo last one. Noono dared to intimate corruption, still leas to propose it. Tlio investigations at Washington wore be fore every ono'a eyes. It waa not known how; many Yorha wore around, and tho least indlocro tion on the part of tho friends of cither one of tho two principal coutoatanta would have resulted in exposure and tho defeat of tho bill advocated by those guilty of such indiscretions. Even a little social party among tho friends of tho Mil waukee & tit. Paul Road. at tho Park Hotel, whoro sorao wlno was druult, camo noar upsett ing their land-grant bill. „ . As to tho LaOroaao Bridge bill, a bill of that character will pass in duo time. A great corpo ration is not to bo compelled to change its groat thoroughfare, to Ito own detriment and that of tho traveling public, solely to gratify a fow pea nut-stands in LaCrouao. Gov. Washburn s homo being there, ho is* supposed to have aomo personal fooling and interest in the matter. Tho report of the United Slates Engineers amounts to nothing, as it is generally believed that that was a put-up Job, engineered by Joro Rusk, and others, In favor of the peanut-stands aforesaid. The LaCrosse Bridge bill would havo passed tho Senate over tho Governor’s veto, had not somo Senators, through their kindness of heart and delicacy of fooling, felt that Us passage would Lave been a personal robnko to the Governor, particularly after tho bitter pill ho bad just swallowed in signing tho Milwaukee & Bt. Paul Land-Grant bill. Our people aro not only pleased at tbo dispo sition of the land-grant, but also with tho man agement of their groat and growing corporation. Its President, Mr. Mitchell, is one of the most exemplary and generous citizens of this or any other country; ho is, in fact, a benefac tor. Mr. B. S. • Morrill, tho (General Manogor, is probably) itbo ablest and moat successful railroad-man in tho West, where, in my judgment, no road is so well managed as this, ana to him is duo a largo slmroof tho credit. Hols most ably succeeded by Mr. I. 0. Gault, whom you well know; and likewise by Mr. Bntt, the very gentlemanly and obliging -General Freight Agent of tho road. A road on which scarcely an accident occurs shows tho character of tbo management. I have written this mnoli in order that you may know tho real merits of this controversy, and in justice to tho people who have just dis- Jiosod of the land-grant to tho Milwaukee & St. ’aulßoad. Yours, Justice. Remarks.— Wo have no proforoncos for the Cbiongo & Northwestern Railroad over the Mil waukee & St. Paul Railroad. Wo have no doubt that tbo ofllcors of the latter road aro as ablo aua uo" jreutlomanly as tboy aro represented to bo. At*tho*Bam'o* ttoJ}* have ontiro confidence in tbo trutbtulnoss of our Mwillypp correspon dent.—Enrron Tribune. ' *•— Fire* Louisville, Ky.. March 29.— At 5 o’clock this morning Eiriclo’s furniture factory, on Preston street, was burned down. Tho building, a largo four-story brick, coiutainod furniture just mado for tho now City Hall, and a quantity of other stock. Tbo total loss is estimated at $50,000 ; insurance, $24,000, as follows : Royal and /Etna, $5,000 each 5 Queen, $8,000; Homo, Ohio, $2,000; Gorman, Louisville, $2,000 5 Gorman Security, Louisville, $3,000.: AMUSEMENTS. HOOLEY’S OPERA HOUSE. In answer to A GENERAL DESIRE, will ho repro duced In a style of rare magnltlconco, Hartley Campbell B great emotional f CHARACTERS BYTHE STAR COMPANY. To avoid tho niah at tho Ilox Office, secure your scats In advance. Box Office open from 9a. in. to HI p. m. In preparation, ‘•ALIXE,” from IHfth-Ayomw Thcv Also '‘RISKS,"and “THE GENTLE Mies ELIZA O’CONNER, tbo charming emotional artleto, will ihortly appear. MYERS’ OPERA HOUSE. Monroo-st., botwoon Dearborn and Slato-sts. Arlington, Cotton & KbdiWs Minstrels. Now Solos. Quartettes. Ballads, and Specialties. Groat success of J. R. Komblo’a laughable Burlesque, of J’XJXiXTJS SNEBZEB 1 MAOKIN and WILSON In tbolr Songs and Dsnoos. TlmThiooGracca. Now Vocal Quartette. Hundredth nlghtof HAMLET. EvoryovonliiKaudSaturdayMatlnoo. MoVIOKER'S THEATRE. • EVERY NIGHT and SATURDAY MATINEE, tho groat French Sensation Drama, ARTICLE 47, WITH AN EXCELLENT OAST. SUPERB MOUNT INGS. Next week, tho young and beautiful across, Alisa NEILSON will appear as JULIET. eoatu com moncoa Thursday, at 0 a. in. <* MIOHIGAN-AY. EAP'T OHUEOH. Anna Dickinson, TO-NIGHT, March 31, In her Now Lecture, “WHAT’S TO EEX3SrX3BK.‘?” FRIDAY EVENING. April It, at tho Centenary M. E. Church, West Side, “JOAN OF AEC." Admission, 60 cents 1 reserved scats, 36 oonts extra. Sale of scats at P. H. UovoU'a Book-rooms, 111 East Mad- Ison-st., aud Carpenter <4 Sheldon's Bookstore, O Wa bash-av. NIXON'S, CllntoQ-st., botwoon Randolph and 'Washington. FOURTH WEEK OF JAMES VV. WILDER & CO.’S NATIONAL OIBCUS! MONDAY, March 31, ond ovoryulcht this week, and Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday Afternoons. Janies Robinson, Clarence, ami Eugene. Second wook of Milo. Louloßoahello. First wook of tho Loon Brothers. I lint wook of OUiksan, tho 80110 of Japan. First wook of Wolf’s doublo soroomult. First wook of John rosier, tho Groat American Clowns Frank Bailor, Kntlo Ktukea, Ella Stokes. S. Q. Slokos, Lasclol and Nolcourt, Clifford, Runnels, etc. ATKT.N'S THEATRE. Engagement for ono week only. Every evening and Wed nesday aud Saturday Matinees, tho popular actor, TMCojES-OO ELEa.TT.1E.3.33., In his superb Impersonation of . . tRIF "V-A-TST -WXTSrBLXiH, Supported by tbo charming actress, ty. itty IB lanoliar cl. And & full and powerful Dramatic Company. ACADEMY OF MUSIO. Tho management takes especial pleasure lu being the first to Introduce the beautiful CLARAS Pronounced by tho BUlladelphla Pros* a formidable rival to tbo popular LOTTA, labor new and beautiful llvo-aot Drama, wrlttou expressly for her by Airs. Lailtto Johnson, entitled sxjisrLxa-xxa: x Introducing thin charming lady in a variety of Songs, llanoPß. Banjo and Collar nolo*. Ac. STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETINGS. STOCK-HOLDERS’ ASX DAL MEETING Of lEE Lake Shore & MlcMgan Southern Railway Co, OrriOß Of Tub Lake Boom: A Michigan Sootueun) KaIUVAY COMPANY, > Or.EVEI.ANI>, 0., March 157, 1873. ) Tho annual mooting of the Stockholder# of this Com pany, for the election of Director# for the mmilng year, ami for tho transaction of other important ImßinoßS, will bo bold at tho oltlco of tho Company, In the city of Cleveland, 6., on Wednesday, 7th Day of May next, between tho hour# of II o'clock in tho feiunoonaml i o'clock lu the afternoon of tlml day. .... Tho transfer books of tho Companywill lio olosoa at tho close of bustuesß, ontboCth day of April next, oud will ro-opou on tho morning of tho HU clsy uf Mnynoxt. 4 QkUKUK 11. KI.Y, Hoorotary. Notice to Stockholders uud Uond- holders. CIUOMIO A ALTON nAIUIoAW COy, I Bechet aiiy'h upi'iok, Oiiioauo, March JI, 107J.l Tho Stockholders Mid voting llondholdors of tho Old cage A Alton K.illroat) Company uro hereby iiotlliod that tbo Annual Mooting of wild Company, lor tbe election of loroo Directors to servo for tbroo years, nml t ratißacllon of such other buslnofs as limy bo presented, will bo hohl at thootllcuof Urn Company, lu Chicago, Illinois, on Mon day, tho 7th day of April next, at it) o’clock a., tu, llio Trtuifor Hooks will bo ulesod at tho ojoso of business hours on tho Silk iust.. oud r«omm;di for Trati.fors on the kUt day of April next. W. M. I*AUUAHI£K, Quo y. WALTHAM WATOKEfi. PiWill fMM ■A.T Popular Prices I Min lies FOR 1878. With machinery constantly Improved and renewed tho Waltham Factory Is now finishing over EIGHT THOUSAND WATCHES Every Month. This largo production Is owing to tho increased demand fortheso Favorite Time-keepers, tho ialo of which for tho Inst fifteen years hanoxcpodpd that of any other ton manufactories in tho world. At tho "Waltham Factory Isa collection of volumes, enough to fill a largo library; those aro tho registers which contain the numbers and descriptions of all tho watches over made in tbn factory, beginning at No. 1, they now extend to over oso,ooo, and to this already largo number over 100,000 Kero will bo added daring tho present year. Of course, icro aro reasons, and good ones, for Ibis great demand lor Waltham Watches , And one Is that A WnUhnin Wntfcli represents more ynlno for the same money limn nny other uiml of tier hoiiul properly* Ask any wearor of n Waltham watch if ho will soil It for what It coat, and In nlno oases in too you will bo told '* No," and that decidedly. . Tho reputation of those watchoo extends from tho At* lantlo to tho Paoiilo, and from tho Lakes to tho Gulf* To moot tho wants of those widely-separated and distant local* lllos, many stylos, sizes, and varieties aro required. For tho Pncltlo Coast and for Western States heavy and sub* stantlni watches aro demanded, whtlo In tho South and la the Atlantic .States smaller watches have tho preference. All thoso aro supplied at Waltham. It Is, In fact, tho Only Complete Watch. Factory > in the World, That Is, whore every part of tho watch, including tho case, is actually made. With every advantage in Capital, Improved Machinery, ami Skilled Workmen, together with ou experience of nearly TWENTY YEARS In the manufacture of Watches for this market, The American Watch Company OP WALTHAM, CLAIM OFFER THE lest Waleles for tie Price' ft. he Worn t27"Slom-windors aro now made of all sizes, both »JJT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. For Balo by all Ecapootahlo Jowolora. SCALES. FAIEBANKS* Br'cT STANDARD I * SCALES - ■ f ..I OP ALL SIZES. PAIBBANKB, MOHBB &QO 66 WEST WASIUNGTON-ST. DISSOLUTION NOTICE. XUSSOX.TJTIOIsr. Tho copartnership between William Goldie and Joshua K. Shaw la this day dissolved by mutual consent. Tho busi ness will hereafter bo conducted by Wm. Goldie, who will ootlU *ll aflflonnU of tho la to firm at tho old stand, corner of Eighteenth and Oanal*sts. WILLAM GOLDIE. March 2ft. 1673. JOSHUA K. SHAW. PROPOSALS. PROPOSALS For Material, and Work, and La bor Required in the Construc tion of the Cook County Jail and Criminal Court Building. Scaled proposals will bo received until tho 7th day of April, 1873, atnouii, by tho Hoard of Commissioners of Cook County, lor tho furnishing and delivery of nil ma torlnl. work, labor, and cnnstruatlun of and for tho Cook County Jail and Criminal Court Building, being eroded on tho corner of Michigan nnd 'Dcarborn-its., lu tho City of Chicago, according to plans and snecllicatlons, details and drawings on file in tlio ottico of Mosani. Armstrong «t Kuan, Architects, No. 14 South Clark-st., Chicago, as follows, to wit: I. All material, work, labor, construction, and finish for entire masou, out stouo, and plastoriug work com* material, work, labor, oonstructlon, and finish for tho Iron work commote. 8. All material, .jvork, labor, construction, and finish (or tho building, carpenter, Joiner, and woodwork com pl4.toAll material, work, labor, construction, and finish for the plumbing and gas-fitting complete. Tho stouo to bo used may bo granites, marbles, or sand stones. Tho qualities must bavo uniformity of color, tor ture, and durability, and no atone will bo considered .whoso quality has not been tested by actual use lu build {jnUdors may Include one or rooro of the items specified u their proposals, and all proposals must bo made on tho printed tonus to bo obtained of tho County Clerk, and bo accompanied with a copy of this notice, and by a penal bend lu tho sum of one thousand dollars ($1.(100), with se curity, to bo approved by said Board, that tho bidder will accept and perform tho contract If awarded to him and givettond, with approved security therefor, os follows; For the stone, mason, and plastering work $25,000 For tho Iron work and material 85,000 For tho carpenter, Joiner, and building work and _ materia) . 10,000 For tho plumbing, gas-fittlug, work, and mate- _ _ rial , 10,000 Tho right to reject any or all bids received is reserved. Proposals must bo inclosed in a sealed envelope indorsed Proposals (for tho various kinds of work and material named), and deposited with tho County Clerk, addressed to The Board of Commissioners of Cook County. 11. M. SINGER. JOHN lIKUTINO. A. J. GALLOWAY. THOMAS LONEUOAN, GEORGE M. BOGUK, Committee on Public Buildings, Board of Commissioners of Cook County. „ . riV'Times, Journal, Post, Staats-Zoltung, Union, and Inter-Uccnu ploaso copy. Chicago, Maruh 13, 1878. EDUCATIONAL. Clap University Law School. Tbroo Sessions dally and Moot Court. Lectures la Boono Block. Students oater at any tlmo, and graduate whan competent. Term begins April 1. For tonns and catalogue address Room 20, Tribune Building. MEDICAL CARDS. DR. C. BIGELOW CONFIDENTIAL PHYSICIAN, 4f» Stato-st,, Chicago, It Is noli known by all readers of tlio papers, that Dr. O. Bigelow is thu oldest established physician In Chicago, Science anil experience lmvo : 4imdo Dr. U. the most re nowned SPECIALIST of tho ago, honored by the press, esteemed of tho hlghoat medical attainments by all tho medical Instllutoi of tho day, having dovotod TWENTY D o®sliu^rATi})N°M‘isE. for ladles and gentlemen. Call. OOIIUEbPONDENOE CONHUENTIAL. Addrossull letters, vrlthetamps, to. Dr. 0. BIGELOW. No. 161 Slate-st. COBURN Medical Institute, 175 and 177 South Olark-st., corner Monroe, Chicago, founded and conducted by Dr. J. O. Coburn, for tho treatment and cure of all forms of ohipnlo and special diseases In both soxes. This Institute is umiunatluiiahly tho most solontlHo In this country for tho treatment of diseases. Dr. Coburn is u regular graduate of medicine, and has threo diplomas from thu host colleges In tho world, to ho soon in his olllco by all. Young men who ro oulro a physician never fall to mul speedy relief and a per manent ouro at tho hands of Dr. Coburn. Bond two stamps for his books on inalo and female disease, to any address, In sealed envelopes. Address letters Dr. J. C. CUltUllN, 176 and 177 South Olark-st., Chicago. 111. All oonlldontlal. Oflloohours: Da. m. to Bp. m.j Sunday, 3 to 1 p. in. S8 pa ™l Dr. Kean, 860 South. Clurk-st., Chicago, May bo contldonttally consulted, personally or by moll, free of charge, on all ohrunlo or nervous diseases., DU. J. KEAN Is Iho only physician tu tlio oily who war rauta cures or no pay, Olllou hours from Ua. m. to 8 ACETOPATHY, or tlio ACETIC ACID CUBE, Pamphlet, 10 cents. Agonla wanted. a dally: froo on Kundays, 1 to 3 o’clock. <s UAUUANi m Wail MadUoo-»U THREADS. I a P. COATS’ *■ BEST SIX-COED lie li Black Ttais ' Aro soft flnifiltcdi without the use of any sub* gtnnno whatever to produce an artificial liloßHt thereby prcncrvltw tho niipcrlor ■li'ciiffth of slx«curd thread* Tho now nhndo of black ban a silken pollnh, anil all numbers aro warranted nix-cord to 100 Inclusive. Per Salo by all Dry Goods Dealers. ASK FOR J. & P, COATS’ BLACK, And use tt for Machine Scwlni • OCEAN NAVIGATION. Sailing twloo a wonlc from Now Yortt, and carrying pas* sengorn to nil parts of Groat Britain, Ireland, Continental Europe, and tho Mediterranean, Cabin from #CS; Htoor* ago, British aud Irish uortsoant, $80; well, jfsa—prori slons included. Coutlnnnlal ports same as other regular linos. All payable In U. 8. currency. Apply (nr full In formation at Uio Company’s o Ulcus, 7 Bowling Green, N. Y., and N. B. corner LaSnllo and Mndlson-ate., Chicago. HENDERSON BROTHERS, Amenta. STATE LIE STEAMSHIP COMPANY. . , Hew YotK and Glasgow via Lonfloimerry, Tlioso elegant now stoamer* «•«!> —'l ' ~ Li Pier. Martin's 8 i PKNNBYLVAN , GEORGIA, B,to •> VIRGINIA, 3.K* • Fortnightly than ■ ' • • ■ . 1 LAPSL : . BHOKEBE I. ... ’ No. 4 V riuvo* N. Y. SIOO and commission will purchase a flnt-olno# contract, giving you tho prlvllogoof calling or delivering (4. bo* ln« ‘ r long" or “short") lUO sliaro* of nny active slock, at any time In 30 or 60 days. sl*2B and commlssiou will purchase an A 1 contract (same tune ant rm» as stocks) nn $60,000 American gold coin.' »N • !■ rthur risk or outlay Is Incurred beyond the amount y~ ueoldo to xlik. A 1 names on all contract* negotiated. For farther part leu* lars, write forour “Explanatory Circular," Just Issued, with practical Illustrations. Wo refer to Messrs, slew* son, Hllbroth A 00., and Messrs. Scott, Strong & Co., Now York. • RAILROAD TIME TABLE. AEEIVAL AMD DEPAETQRE OF MS. Winter Arrangement. Explanation op REPKnr.NOE Maiucb.— t Saturday ox* ooptod. * Sunday excepted. 1 Monday ozoopted* I Ax* rive Sunday at 8:00 a. m. 6 Dally. CHICAGO & ALTON RAILROAD. Chicago, Alton <t fit. Louis Through Line, and Louisiana (Mo,) new short route from Chicago to Kansas City, Union Depot, West tilde, near 3ladlton-»t. bridye. St. Louis A Springfield Express, via Main Lino Katuas City Fast Express, via Jacksonville, 111., and Louisl* ana, Mo Wonona, Lacoo, Washington Ex press (Western Division.) Joliet A Dwight Aooomo'dation. . St. Louis & Springfield Lightning via Main Lino, andalso Division.. KamiifP City Express, via Jack- ® * p ffi!Vn'tci Peoria, Keokuk?sf Uurl n UtSKffLfi! •tighten. IlDallvviaMalTrftT^A^.^L 1 Jacksonville Division. ++ I.'.L'.HtJi except Monday, via Jacksonville x/. r. PAUL RAI Canal-slt,; 1 dal Depot, CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. Union Depot, corner Madison and 87 IlMf Madlton-tl. ami Leave, Arrive, Milwaukee, St. Paul A Minneap olis Day Express * 0:00o. m. (7:20 a. ttk Milwaukee A Prairie du Obion Mail and Express *4:3 op, m. *ll:20a. m. Mihvnnkno, St, Paul A Mlnuoap oils Night Express t0:00p. m. * 6:00 p.m. CHICAGO, DUBLINGTON & QUINCY RAILROAD. Depots—Font of Lake-tl,, Indlana-av,, and Sixleenth*st. t and Canal and Sixleenlh-tts, Ticket office fn Lrigyt House and at depots, Zeace. Arrive. Mall and Express * 7H5a. m. * 4.16 p. m. Dubuque and Stonx Olty Exp.... * 0:18 a. m. * 2:00 p. mg Paclllc Fast Line *10:158, in. * 3:16 p. m. Galesburg Passenger. * 0:16 p. ra. * 8:10 p. mj Moudota A Ottawa Passenger... • 4£op. m. * 9:66 a. m. Aurora Passenger * lH6p. m. * 8:16 a. m. . Aurora Passenger.... * 6:30 p. ra. • 8:66 a. m. Aurora Passenger (Sunday) 1.00 p.m. 9:55 a. mj Dubuque A Sioux Oily Gxp t 9:00 p. in. 1 7:00 a. m. Pacific Night Express Tl0:U0p. m. I 6:46 a. mj Downer’s Grove Accommodation *11:00 a. m. * 6:60 p. m. Downer's Grove Accommodation * 8:16 p. m. * 7:16 p, m. Ottawa and Slrotttor Passenger.. 7:45 a. m. 8:10 p.m. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. Depot foot of Lake-st. and foot of 7V<ii(y-«econt!-i(, Ticket office, 76 Cbnol-if., corner qf Madtson, Iractf, Hrrive. St. LoutaExpress ■ 7:30 a. m. * 9:00 p. ra. St. Louis Fast Lino.. t 8:16(1. m. * 7:55 a. m. Cairo Mall * 7 ;:p> a. m. * o:(Xtp. m. Cairo Ktprosa t H:l6p. in. * 7:66 a. m. Springllold Express * 7::>Jn. m. * 9:00 p. tn. Springtiold Express tfi:l6p. in. * 7:65 a. m. Dnbuqno A Sioux City Ex * 9:16 a. m. * 3:00 p. m. Dubuqno A Sioux CUy Ex t 9:O0p. m. * 7:00 a. m. '•Gilman Passenger * 6:15 p. ra. * 9:00 a, m. Hyde Park and Oak Woods * 6:10 a. m. * 6:49 a, m. HydoParkand Oak Woods * 7:10 o. m. * 7:45 a. m. Hydo Park and Oak Woods $ 9:00 a. ra. * 8:40 a. m. Hydo Park ami Oak Woods 412:1 Up. m. * 9:00 a. m. Hyde Park and Oak Woods * 3:00 p. m. 410:30 a. m. Hyde Park and Oak Woods * 4 ;3J p. m. I 1:45 p. mj Hydo Park and Oak Woods * f»:l6p. ni. * 6:20p, m. Hyde Park and Oak Woods * 6:10 p. m. * 6:68 p. m. Hydo Park and Oak Woods *ll:Ct)(). m. * 7:36 p. m. ••On Saturdays this train will bo run to Ob: CHICAGO. INDIANAPOLIS & CINCINNATI LINE. VIA KANKAKEE ROUTE. Trains arrive and depart J'rom the Great Centt Depot, fool qf l.ake-st. For through tiekelt i ear berths applu at Ticket office, 75 CVinaf-R., ton ; 120 M'uth(ngton-tt.( Ifemonl House, corn it. andJ/fcAfr/nn-qp.; aUoj'ooltif l\eent<j-eec . • m.|s . * -1:20 p. m. 4 . * 9:30 p. ui.i) Leave Chicago Arrivent Indianapolis ...... Arrive at Cincinnati Trains arrive at OhioAgoat7:oo a. ro. and 9:11 Only lino running Saturday night train to Clc The entire train rnns through to Oinolanatl. aloopors oq night trains. CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILRI Ticket of ice, 81 HVsf Madlson-tt, Pacific Fast Lino Dubuque Day Kx. via Clinton... Pnclllu Night Express..., Dubuquo Night Ex. via Clinton. Freeport <k Dubuque Express..., Freeport A Dubuque Express.... Milwaukee Mall Milwaukee Express Milwaukee Passenger Milwaukee Passenger (da11y)..., Groan Bar Express tit, Paul Express Green Bay Express St. Paul Express.. PACIFIC RAI 'herman-sU. 1 tou-U, CHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND & I Devot, comer of Harrison and Sh 113 W'etl MmUsi Omaha,Loavonw’thiAtchlfnnßx *lit:ooa. ra. * 4:00 p. m, Bern Accommodation *6:iiUp. tu. *9:-Wa. m. Night Express 110:00 p. in. t 7:00 a. m« LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN RAILROAD. Depot, comer Harrison mid Ticket q/Reer, tivrlAimlcumer Clark and Handolph-ete,, ouo wulnifMl corner Canal rind Mall, via Air Lino and Main Lino * Special Now York Express, via Air Lino * Atlantic Express, via Air Lino.. Night Express, via Main Line,... *1 KlkhartAocommodatlou * CHICAGO. DANVILLE 6t VINCENNES RAILROAD. raiienurr Depot at I\, C.ibSt, Louie Depot, corner q/ Ca« mil and Kintit’ite, ’ ~ Freiuht and Ticket office 168 HWifngdtw-«<. Mall * hills, m. Evauavlllo Jc Torre ilauto Ex..-. * 7;QOp. m> PITTSBURGH. FOB I WAYNE & CHICAGO nfllltlOAD. pay Express Pacific Express j’ast Liao Valti'amliio* Accommodation. MICHIGAN CENTRAL & GREAT i Pool of teak * *1 . .ami J\ 75 runat-*!., co Mall (via main and air Una) //aokson^oomnmutSatiou......... Atlantlo Express Nlsht Express iniiianavolw vu wenu uoad. Wa11..... Night Express OUAHO lUPIDB AND PBNTWATBtt. Morning Express Night Express UIiNUY O. WENTWORTH, General Passenger Agent. Arrive, Leave. * 8:10 p. m. * 0:18 a. m. * B:t0p. in. * 9:18 a. in. * 1:10 p. m. * 9 HO a. m. * 4:10 p. m. ' 4:lUp. m. ((7:30 p. m. 119:00 p. m. 117:30 o. m. 117:30 a. tn. * 8:10 p. m. 119:00 p. in. H9;00 p. m. • BiOOp. tn. iturday, via o, and daily. ILVW*j IVdkel Oj impaign. THROUGH fral I?ailroa r i i mid iletptno', earner //am -n»r Conyreti* icomUit. fl:00 p. in. 3:f>on. m. 9:15 a. m. 16 p. ra. ncinnati. I.' Pullman Arrive. * 3:45 p. m 8:45 p. ra $6:30 a. m *10:15 a. m. lo:ir> a. m. 110:15 p. m. 10:15 p. m. * 9:15 a. ra. * 9:15 p. m. * 8:00 a. m. * 9:80 a. ra. * 6:00 p. ro. {11:00 p. ra. 6:30 a. ra • 2:00 p. ra • 7:00 a. m *10:16 a. ra * 4:00 p. m * 7:40 p. m S 6:00 a.m 1 7:15 p. m 8.00 p. m ' 6:20 a. m t6:60 a. m 9:40 a. ra. *10:10 a. m. • 9:00 p. m. 19:30 p. m. ILROAD. Picket oflee, Arrive. Arrive. 0:20 p. m. 0:10o. m. * * 0:00 a. m. • 8:00 p. m. 6:15 p.m. 8:00 a. ra. *19:00 *16:80 8. m. * 8:40 p. m. *10:10 a. ia_. iirriw. Leave, I* 1:<0 p. m. |f 7:30 a. m. Leave, | ; 7:80 p. m. i 0:30 a. m. 1*8:00 a. in. 1 Ii:l0 p. m. 1 8:50 a. in. • D;O0 n. m. {5:10 p. m. f*tt:iwp, in. • 1:55 a. in. • 3:40 p. m. RAILROADS nlu-second-tl Uton, WESTERN fl root qf T'teen oruerqf iladl Avars, • 8:16 p. in. • 8:00 p, m. (10:2Uu. in. \ H;IH a. in. 1*0:80 a. m. * 6:30 a in. * 9:00 a. in. \ 8:35 p, m. I 6:16 p. in. I*9:oop.m. * 5:30 a. m. 16:16 p. m. 9,00 a. m. 10:10 p. ro. *6:45 p. m. |*10:00am. 8:00 p. m. *6:00 a. m.