Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 6, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 6, 1873 Page 5
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I REAL ESTATE. Suburban Land Speculations and Railroad Projects. A Scheme to Build a “ Belt Rail road” Around the City, Landlord and Tenant Laws- Long Leases. Zhe Hew Custom-House—-A Wholesale Dry Goods and Clothing Quarter. Transfers for the Week. Thd - milder weather of the last week or ten days has increased the disposition to buy suburban’ lands, hut it has also caused a feeling of greater confidence on the part of holders of land, and many who were willing to sell a few weeks ago, when the weather was wintery and the bleak prairie lands' in the suburbs looked anything but inviting, are unwilling to sell now. Spring sunshine and sprouting grass are great stimulants to imaginations that picture future suburban villas where there is nothing of the fcfnd yet. But while there is more confidence there are fewer transactions, for the reason that the views of holders and of would-be-buyera seem to be further apart. Some of the latter hed gin' to *binV that, possibly, “ the speculation is’ out” of land in some directions, where the ad vance in prices has'been great within the last few months. " The most active speculation just at present is perhaps in that extensive, uninhabited, and al most inaccessible district extending about six piilftn west from the Great Eastern Railroad, and about six miles southward from' the Chicago & Alton Railroad, comprising about twelve square miles of territory in the west half of the Town of Lake, and about the same in the east half of the Town of Lyons. The price of land in that direction Is low compared to the prices in other directions the sarnie distance from the city, be cause there is no means of transit to and jCrofn the city. Two or three suburban railroad'pro jecU for making this land accessible .are talked of, though we ' have reason to believe none' of .them ' have,, as yet, any more' substantial foundation. than “talk.” The talk, however, has. had the effect to increase the prices asked for a large part of the land in that quarter, and a good many sales have been made at.prices double what the land could have : heenhought for a yearago. The latest sale we hear. of in that direction is that of 160 in, the northeast % of Section 23, Town of Lake, being four miles west of : Englowohd, and one mile directly west of South Lynne, at SSOO per acre. There appears also to be some kind of. a speculative railroad project brewing in connec tion with the district between the 0. B. & Q. R. B.,‘and the "Ogden ditch, and extending all the way from the city limits out to the Desplaines River/ In the - yOBTHF.UK PABT OF CICEBO,' which includes Ridgeland; Austin, and tho North western shops, there is also a good deal of spec ulative activity, though it has a more substantial •basis of actual improvement—in tho way of new railroads already; built, and ' buildings being erected—than the districts first mentioned. About a hundred men are now at work on the . round-house, which is to be part of the groat bite of industry at the Northwestern shops, and •several dwellings for occupation by persons con nected with'the mechanical department of the Northwestern Railroad ar4 about to be* erected. In iliis quarter we hear of the sale of 10 acres in Sec. Xs,* being 'oh Madison street, half a mile west of the new; city limits, at $3,500 per acre.' also 4 acres in Sec. 16, over a mile and a half west of the city limits, and half a mile southeast of Austin, for $2,500 per acre. A BAILBOAD BOUND THE CITT. Two projects for a “ Belt Railway ” around the' entire suburban territory, just outside the city limits, are being talked of. One of these has a ;sort of quasi .indorsement from the North western Railroad Company,and it is proposed, to make a line from some point in the Torn of Lake View, north of Lincoln Park, and running west and south, adjacent to the - boulevard. It would pass Humboldt, Central, Douglas, and the South Parks, thus forming a belt railway, which, In its progress, would cross every railroad enter- ‘ ing Chicago.' All the. advantages of a union, 'depot would thereby be secured to the traveler.. Trains would be rnn, say starting from the southern terminus dud, on arrival at the first' crossing, the name of that railway would be an nounced,.the transfer of . passengers made, and the same proceeding repeated at, each crossing upon the half circular route. rALONG THE CHICAGO A PACIFIC BAILBOAD. The Fork on the Chicago & Pacific Railway is now being pushed forward with energy. . About 'one mile of track is laid per day. • The road is graded, with the - exception of a few cuts, to Elgin, and the track is laid a distance of 25 miles from-their temporary depot, corner North Branch, Water, and misted streets. It is ex pected that the line will bo in working order to Elgin by the 10th of next May, and to the junc tion on the Western Union Railway during the season. There is considerable activity in refer-, eaco to stock along the line, and the subscript iions are encouraging. ‘ A mixed train will be put on within a week, running over the completed part each way once per day. As soon as spring has fairly opened a euburban train, running six .or eight times a day. will be added. The Company is already supplied with considerable rolling stock to meet the de mands for freight and passenger traffic. Several. stations are established near the city limits, ’around which there is much activity in real estate. The first one of these is at Humboldt Park:. Lands adjacent may be put down at from $1,600 to $4,000 per acre. Much .of it is . subdivided, and is on the market by the lot. One and a half miles west of Humboldt is the second station,. called *• Pacific.” The lands at this point have been subdivided into village lots and are held at about the same figures as above. Next to Pacific and one and a half miles further, is the third station, called “Kelvyn Grove." The landa around this station are now being subdivided. Seven hundred and forty acres .are in the posses sion of one party, who proposes to make thin locality one of great attraction. A boulevard 200 feet wide will extend ..through it east and west, and north and south. Every alternate street will be 100 feet in width. The next station is “ Galewood," which is lo cated on “ the ridge.” Then another mile andahalf comes “Lovett," where a station has been built, and two miles more brings the line to the Desplaines River, at “ Cazenovia,” where there is active demand for acre property. This line of railway reaches the city on the Bloomingdale Road, crossing the North Branch near the Rolling Mills. THE EVANSTON TRAINS. The residents of Evanston make considerable complaint of the fact that the trains on the Northwestern Railroad do not ran into Wells street depot, as they did last year, but start from and stop in the Northwestern depot, on the west side of the river, to the great incon venience of the Evanston people. The other project is for a similar lino branch ing off to the west from the Illinois Central Railroad somewhere about Hvde Park and run ning west just south of the South Park to some point west of South Lynne, thence north through the To fra of Cicero, and eastward through the Town of Lake Yiew to some point of junction with the Milwaukee railroads, thus crossing all the railroads that enter the city. One of the ob jects in view is to transfer freight cars from One railroad to another. This road is, we under stand, favored by the Illinois Central Company, who profess willingness to give passenger depot facUities for the trains of the road in their Lake Shore Depot. LANDLORD AND TENANT. There is no question that has more to do with the healthy growth of Chicago than that which pertains to the relation cf landlord and tenant, and this, under exisitng statutes, is sadly at Tariance with the interests of both parties. In every city the hulk of the dwellers cannot he house-owners, although we are glad to believe that in Chicago the proportion of house-owners to tenants is larger than in any other city on the globe. The true secret of the advance, the rapid devel- SUient of suburban property lies in the fact that e easily realized ambition of our workingmen is each to buy his own lot, and build his cottage thereon. But this will not meet the condition of znany thousands who neve will and never de sire to. own'ft home. Rot ail of tneee axe of the unthrifty class, hut they prefer paying rent to making an investment to save rent. Not to dis cuss the question here, we AcCept the fact that multitudes of tenants ih Chicago need tenement homes, ' and art Unlikely to bo well accom modated in the present wide and well grounded disfavor into which tenement prop erty has passed. It is for the sake of the ten ant that we urge a better legal protection for the rights of the .landlord. The least salable of - all property in Chicago to-day, the property less” likely to bo accumulated, is tene ment houses. And this because the knavish and cunning among: tenants have for years used the machinery of aharkiwh attorneys and weak statutes to override every right of the landlord. If his tenant choses he can postpone, protract, and multiply processes and devices and stays of proceeding untilthelandlordis only too glad .to dismiss his trouble by surrendering ’ claim for arrears if he can only get back his battered and damaged tenement to put it in readiness for an other occupant, and perhaps a repetition of the ‘former experience.' Wo believe this subject is -wellplaced before our Legislature at Bpiing • field, and there is no relief measure that could be more' of . advantage to • Chicago. Its best. claims are urged, as we urge- them in behalf of the tenant ’ world, who - need to have - five or. ten thou sand tenements built for them annually in Chi cago, and who are willing to pay their rents, and return a good profit on the investment, and will do eo if their purposes are not defeated and de moralized by the loose and dishonest practices fhn± have brought tenement property into bad odor. Give ns a good tenant law and our capi talists are ready to build tenements by the score. LEASES. It is noticeable how almost entirely leases on long time have passed out of the list of reel estate operations since the firo. The promise was to* the contrary when the entire business heart and the most valuable portion of our real estate were swept entirely clear of improve ments. It was the first aspect that our property owners of the older and more conservative class would leave others to build the new structured. It is to be token as one of the notable and most gratifying facts of the groat rebuilding that eo largo a share has been actively borne. .by citizens past their prime in years, and whose liabits, up to the time of this g eat emergency, indicated little of the spirit of enter prise. To the honor of some of these, he it said, that they were the earliest to lead off in recon struction, and set the shovelors at work while 'the ruins were still hot. This is only one of the circumstances, but a principal one, in the active and firm condition of business-property which , has only lightly favored long leases, property ;owners desiring to make their own improve ments, and willing to concede nothing to favor the creation of leaseholds. - The leasehold belongs to a* peculiar condition of real estate, and must boar the features of a long term to secure to the lessee the benefits of an advance, and it must not be loaded at tbe out set too heavily with a predicated advance. It is almost as necessary that the rate of interest be lower than the Current rates of money.. Tho holder of the lease pays all taxes and assess ments, andf during the terms namodin the lease, runs all the risks cf vicissitude in the prop erty. • The leasehold, therefore, belongs to a condition of the real estate in terest where heavy holders of nnemeum bered property create an annuity from rentals of the land, without risk or trouble in building, and scattered rents from numerous parties. - The period of long leases in Chicago will come round again with the restoration of the normal condir tion of things, and the increase of parties of the first part pilfering this use of their landed pos sessions. It is the common resort of large es tates, a favorite with those who desire to provide for minor heirs, but the difference between an nuity rates and current interest rates must enter into the consideration. In all the older cities, ground rents, for the rea sons above indicated, are more common -than in and doubtless they belong to* a . period of sluggishness measurably; lost in modem city •property. In Now York whole tracts, whoso boundries were those of the Wouter Van Twiller day, and tbe period of -the Revolution, are held as leaseholds, which include many of the best down-town blocks and squares. ■ In Philadelphia the rent'system is even more widely extended, to the great advantage of householders of a mode rate doss whose outlay fora home is only the coat of the improvements, the land being held at a low rate of interest. It will be of large advan tage to Chicago when the same facility is offered here, and the thrifty family man of small means literally. • borrows his money a perpetual loan' from the owner of ‘the ground he occupies, and puts his own ready money into the structure. . The term of a land lease should be long if the full advantage of the principal is to be realized to both parties, and short terms to cover inter mediate use of property must be judged of as separate instances varying in profit seldom to be calculated on the side of the lessee. The of interest must be moderate. Very few leaseholds are desirable property at a rate above 6 per cent, and it was at this rate that some of the most considerable leases made within tbe past fifteen years wore fixed. Theadvanceof the rate to 8 and even 9 per cent has prevented the list of leaseholds from further increase, and it will only regain growth when tbe accumulation of estates here suggest this disposition of prop erty whose holders do not desire themselves to improve. WHOLESALE DBY GOODS AKD CLOTHING. The tendency in all largo cities is, for different departments of business, especially of thfr whole sale trade,' to form centres, around which all seem to cluster. Immediately after the fire, it as if the entire dry goods business was about to locate in the three or four blocks bound ed by Market, Washington. Monroe, and Wells streets. It is now evident tnat most of the larger retail stores will drift back to their old quar 'tors; but the wholesale trade seems likely to remain where it is. Within the lasv week or two, several of the wholesale clothing establish ments have been looking for quarters jkthe vicinity of the heavy dry goods houses, and we ' should not oe surprised to see a very consider able movement in that direction by the Ist of :May. ■ • THE NEW CUSTOM-HOUSE. The worlc on tho new Custom-House building will commence vigorously, with a force of nearly 100 men, as soon as the weather permits and the frost is thoroughly out of the ground. Up to the present time, and for the excavating and concreting, etc., $51,000 has been expended. ah reports to the Contrary, and there are such abroad, are false. The work has progressed, in addition to the excavations, to the laying of the foundation of the area walk The stone for this wall is nearly all on the ground, together with a good portion of tho pier stones. It is being de verea as fast as it is prepared. It is furnished by John M. Mueller, and comes from Buena Yista, in Ohio, Some idea of tho contract for this material may be formed when it is stated that the machinery, alone, for handling this stone. at the quarry and the landing at Cincinnati* and at the depot on Twelfth street, cost $200,000. It is brought from Buena Yista down the Ohio River to Cin cinnati. and thence to Chicago over the Illinois Central Railroad, via Kankakee. The pier stones will each weigh five tons. The machinery for hoisting and handling this mate rial is'now being received at the Post-Office grounds. There are other single pieces of the stone-work that will weigh twenty-two and a half tODS. The cost for all sizes will average SI.SO per cubic foct. It will be sandstone, and of the same kind as seen in the Board of Trade Build ing and many other fine buildings in the city. The iron work of the basement and first story will be let on the 12th Inst. The competition for the contract, which includes the material and placing it in position, is extended all over the United States. It is not known who will re ceive it, but it is hoped it may be award ed . to Chicago. The bids . will be opened. on the 12th, and then sent to Washington for award. ; The columns of the first story—fnany of them will weigh eight tons— are single castings. The iron-work for tho basement and first story will cost near $400,000. It is expected that two stories of the great edifice will be completed during the season. At the present, nothing more is being done than the pumping out of the water inthe founda tion that is below the sewer level, and the planking around tho building to facilitate team ing. batubdavs transfers. The following instruments were filed for record on Saturday, April 5: Hastings st., • of and near Baffin ft, n f, 34 ft to al ley, dated April 1; consideration, $l,lOO. Sheffield av, between Clay and Kroger at, e £, Lota 110 and 111, dated April 3; consideration, $1,330. West Harrison at, between Gold and Morgan ats, n f. Lot 46, dated April 3; consideration, $5,000. Calumet av, near Twenty-eighth at, e f, Lot 7, dated March2o; consideration,s6,6oo/ • . Lota 24 and 25, in Block 6, of Sherman’s Addition to Holstein, dated Oct. 12.1872; consideration, JBOO. Von Horn st, near n e cor of Eanllna at, sf, Lot 31, dated April 5; consideration, SBOO. Lota 20and 21, In Block 2, of Phinney’s Subdivision, in n of Sec 11, 30,33, with other property, dated March 16 ; consideration, $4,500. _ . . : 4Lowe av, between Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth its, wf, 24 ft to alley, dated March 28; consideration, $650. Sub-lot 18 of Lot 5, in Block 28, Sec. 29,39,14, dated April 3; conaideration, SBOO. Forest av, n e corner of Thirty-seventh st, 2jtf acres, dated March 29: consideration, $76,000. George Bickerdike to Jacob Butler. . Sno-lot 7of Lot 8, in Blocks S and 4, Sec* 29, 39,14, dated Mjnyh 3i ; consider atiom *550. THE CHICAGO Jt)AILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 1873. - Arnold at, n w comer of Thirty-third at, ef, 30*fxll0 ft, dated April 3; consideration, $l,lOO. ' Broad at, aof and near Archer av, wf,24 ft to alley, with buildings, dated Feb. 13 ; consideration, $1,767. * Ogden av. no of and near Taylor at, s e front, 24 ft to alley, dated March 29: consideration, $1,450. Lota 28 and 29, in Wilson’s subdivision in w X of n w3/ of Sec-18, 39. 14/ dated Fob L Conaidertion, $5,000. Indiana av. 227 2-3 ft north of Thirty-fifth at, e f, 25x 160 7-10 ft, dated March 3; consideration, 8,509. ■Western av, 148 ft south of Thompson-fit, e f, 50x 126 ft, dated April 2: consideration, $1,600. Bobev ct, 283 ft d of Polk st, w f, 24xil4;f ft, dated Nov. 6/1872; conaidertion, $2,750. Winchester av, 336 ft n of Polk at, e f, 24x114>f ft, dated Nov. 6,1872; consideration, SIBSO. West Chicago av, near Bose at, a f, 25x120 feet, dated April 5 ; consideration, $2,100. The premises No. 400 West Chicago av, dated April 5; consideration, $3,000. First at, 100 ft eof st, n f, 25x123 ft, dated April 6 ; consideration/ SI,OOO. Lot 2, in Block 9, in- Meßeynolds’ Addition, dated April 6 ; consideration, $790. Sixteenth st, near Prairie av, sf, 25x145 ft, dated July 90, 1872 ; consideration, $15,000. ... Milwaukee av, bet Division and Cleaver sts, a w f, 25 xl44x ft, dated March 7; consideration, $2,000. Superior St, bet Cass and Busb ste, a f, 25x125 ft, dated March 1; consideration, $5,000. West Monroe at, near n w cor of Lincoln st, s f, Lot 25. dated March 17; consideration, $2,550. ' Lot 24, in .same, dated March 17; consideration $3,000. NORTH OF CITY LIMITS. - Block 8, in Ltll et al. subdivision of swX °f n w X Sec. 29, 40,14, dated Feb. 22; consideration, $15,500. Lots 42 and 43, in Block 2, of a X of s e if s e X Sec. 20,40,14, dated March 31; consideration, $1,509. Lot 17, of Weago & Hyde’s Lot 1, of n w if of s e X Sec 20, 40, 14, dated March 20; consideration, S9OO. SOUTH OF CITY LIMITS. Lot 4, in Block 7, of Taylor & Kriegh’s e X of the n w V Sec. 4, 38, 14, dated March 22; consideration, SSOO. Lot 7, in Block 2, of wX Sec 3,38,14, dated April 3; consideration, $13,500. Lots 4'and 5, in Block 3, of Patrick’s Subdivision in swif of s w-JC Sec 15, 38,14, dated June 5,1872; con sideration, $9,900. - Lota 25 to 33, in Block 2, of Traver’s n w if ofn w Xof n e Jef of Sec 8, 38,14, dated March II; considera tion, $5,000. . East S acres ofnXTrXsXnXofswX Sec 4, 38, 14, dated Feb 23; consideration; $22,500; Block 14, of Parker’s if See 5, 38, 14, dated Feb. 25 ; consideration, SIB,OOO. Lot 34, in Block 1. of Heintz* Sudlvlsion in s w X of Sec 4, 38,14, dated Feb. 25: consideration, S9OO. Lots 7t09, in Block 2, of McChesney’a Subdivision in nwX of Sec 9, 38,14, dated March 15 ; considera tion, SOOO. . WEST OF CITY LIMITS. Block 9, in Salisbury’s e X of s e if Sec 5, 89, 13, dated March 1; consideration, $12,500. SUiniABY FOB THE WEEK. • Th%following is tho total amount of city and suburban property transferred during the week ending Saturday, April 5 ; City property, num-' her of sales,- 397 ; # consideration, $1,271,133. North of city number of sales, 4; con sideration, $21,900. South of city limits, num ber of sales, 33 ; consideration, $170,601. West of city limits, number of sales, 1; considera tion, $12,500. Total sales, 235 ; total considera tion, $1,476,180. THE BIDWELLS. Career of the Bank of England Forgers. Their Operations in the East, West, and South. America Made Too Hot for Them. The two Bidwells, recently arrested for heavy forgeries on the Bank of England, are among the most remarkable men known to the criminal annals of America. The simple record of their offenses against the law reads like romance. They are'villains of the rose-water kind, who have never descended to vulgar crime. Common thievery or housebreaking is entirely foreign to their gentle and gentlemanly natures. So far as their history, is known to the writer, their oper ations have been confined to a class of offenses included under the terms swindling and forgery. Their having lived in Chicago, and made it the theatre of some of their boldest exploits, gives them a local interest. The two Bidwells men tioned—George and Austin—belong to a family of six brothers scattered over different parts of tbe West. Their parents, who were from one of tho New England States, lived at Grand Rapids,’ Michigan, or in that neighborhood. Their first recorded crime was committed in Cincinnati in -1859 or 1860. They came to that city, leased a store on one of tbe most prominent wholesale streets, and laid in, on credit, a large stock of goods, cbiefiy teas - and apices. They also solicited consignments, to be disposed of at tbe customary percentage. Not a eput of money was advanced on anything purchased. Their creditors were re quested to meet at their placed of business for payment on a certain afternoon. All came at the hour, and were paid with checks on various banks of tbe city, the aggregate amount of which was $60,000. That night the goods were whisked out of Cincinnati, and when the checks were offered at the counters of the banks on the following day, it was discovered that tho Bid wells had not a cent on deposit at any financial institution of Cincinnati. One of tho ‘victims, more energetic than the rest, traced his goods eastward, and found a portion of them, valued at $13,000, in the hands of a Hew York lawyer. No more of them were ever recovered. George Bidwell next appeared at Grand Rapids, with a third brother, in the role of Baptist preacher, for which his clerical appearance well fitted him. Stories of his misdeeds had preceded him, but bo was wont to speak of them as slan ders, and to berate bis traducers with holy unc tion. After a brief term of service in the Lord’s

vineyard, George, in company with the same brother, opened a grocery store at Grand Rapids, purchasing their goods in New York. They failed soon afterwards, swindling their creditors ont of their entire dues. In 1864 this delectable pair appeared in Chicago. Their first objective point was a candy store near the centre of the city, in which an honest and unsuspecting man had invested $4,000. They soon stripped him of all hie money, and “ jumped ” the city. About the same date, Austin Bidwell made, bis appearance in New Orleans. He was an extremely handsome man. with a pleasing address, and some culture, well calculated to win bis way in any community. He purchased and sold goods from the North, and, being detected in some fraudulent transactions, was obliged to leave the city after a brief resi dence there. „ , * Soon afterward, George and Austin again united their fortunes at ‘Wheeling, W. Va. Hero they met with temporary misfortune. They purchased a stock of goods, and for attempting to make payment with bogus deeds on property never theirs, and drafts endorsed witn fictitious names, they were arrested, tried, and sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail for one year, Two months afterwards they escaped, and came to Chicago. After looking around circumspectly for awhile, they visited Quincy, and obtained from a firm there a large stock of goods, chiefly tobaccos, upon fraudu lent representations of high financial standing in Chicago. The goods wore traced to Chicago, and recovered in the freight depot of tho Chica go, Burlington <fc Quincy Railroad, and Austin Bidwell was arrested by a private police agency whose name it is not necessary to mention. Then the handsome rascal was subjected to the process of “ squeez ing." The detectives held him in custody with out a warrant, for the expenses incurred in getting the goods back to Quincy, *and for the cost of arrest. Ho pretended to have received a large amount of money from his brother George who, be said, was somewhere in the East, al though, in fact, George was all the while secreted in Chicago. Austin was boarded iq luxurious style at the Briggs House, and taken every day by the officers to see his wife, who lived on Eighteenth street, near the lake. Having at last communicated with a lawyer, he was told that he had a legal right to escape by any means be could command. Weapons were furnished him, and one evening when ho reached his home on Eighteenth street, he drew a pistol, turned on the detective who accompanied him, and told him h© huH no further use for him, an<J ordered him to leave on the peril of his life. The officer, having no legal right to detain his prisoner, hastily departed. Austin entered the house, where be found bis brother. George waiting for him bade farewell to hi« wife, and both left for New York immediately. This was in the year 1867. . . w George went to Boston, leaving Austin in new York. By prearrangement, under assumed names, George drew a draft on New York, and Austin drew one on Boston. George was arrested, tried, convicted, and sent to the Charlcstow* Penitentiary .wr five years. Austin 'sent to Sing Bing lor two years. The trial* and conviction wore in 1869. Justice followed speedily and equally upon the crime, for the brothers were sentenced within ten days of each other. George was pardoned by the Governor of Massachusetts soon after his incarceration ; Austin served out out his full time. George came West soon after his release, and was in destitute circumstances. When in pressing need of money, he would make his talents as a swindler available under any one of half « dozen aliases, and by preaching. The last mentioned occupation seems to have been & never-failing resource up to his final departure from America, the scene of his clerical labors be ing generally, Michigan, Indiana, and New Or leans. George and Austin went to Europe early in the year 1879. It is not known that the brothers accompanied them, hut those who profess to know, say that suca is the fact, and that he af terwards followed Austin to Havana, where the latter was arrested. George and Austin, after arriving abroad, spent most of - their time in London,' visiting Paris occasionally. Their method of operation in London has been re cently made familiar to the public by the news papers . They sold genuine paper until they had obtained a reputation for financial standing, then presented their forged paper, which reused without hesitation. They were immediately identified and pursued. Austin was arrested some weeks ago, as stated, and George was caught in Edinburgh day before yesterday. George will undoubtedly meet with his deserts, but the punishment of Austin, who is still in Havana, is not so certain. : The brothers are married to accomplished women. George Bidwell has a family of several children, and, until recently, his wife was living in Chicago, Austin married a very beautiful girl, in some small town in Michigan, who fell in love with him, after the manner of the village maiden who adores the brigand in the opera, and left the school which she was attending to share his fortunes. George is now a man past 40, while Austin is about 85. • DRY GOODS. 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 JOHN H. DA?EY & GO., 328 & 330 West Madison-st., CORNER ABERDEEN, Successors to Hamlin, Hale & Oo.’s Eetail, WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, APRIL 7, NEW GOODS AND Great Bargains throughout their entire stock. 1,000 pieces of Bleached and Brown Cot tons, in all the popular brands, at manufacturers* cost. COO pieces Crash Toweling: at 7o per yard, worth 12c. Bach piece contains 25' yards, and will be sold at 7o per yard, or $1.75 per piece. Quilts, large size, -at sl,' worth $1.50. Only . 100 in stock, and can't get any more. Quilts at $1.50, $2, $3.50, $3, $3.50, and upwards'. yard Union Napkins at $1.12 per dozen. Extra bargains. .: Linen Napkins from $1 per dozen upward. Towels at 750 per dozen, and upwards. Linen Damask, good quality, from 750 per L yard upwards. Hamburg Edgings and Insertions. All West Siders say they ore the cheapest in the city,. Linen Collars and Cuffs, Linen Embroidered Sets, Tucking, Buffling, Buthing, " Laces, Handkerchief^, , Corsets,. Bustles, Hoop Skirts,. Gloves, Hosiery, Bib bons and Ties, all new and new styles. DBESS GOODS—The largest and best se lected stock on the West Side. BLACK SILKS—A very large assortment, and we defy competition. Double-warp Black Alpacas at 500, worth 650, and selling at that elsewhere. ■ Percales and Cambrics, all new, and all the latest styles. . Cloths, Caasimeres, and Cloakings, a very large and attractive assortment.. SHAWLS, in all the Latest Novelties. The best $3.50 and $5 Shawl offered on the West Bide. We have fiilly determined to locate perma nently on the West Side, and desire to make our store an institution that every West Side - Lady will be Pleased to patronize, and save time as well as money in going on the South Side to do their Shopping. We will at all times oifer such inducements es will guarantee the entire patronage of all who are identified with West Side inter ests. Should our Stock fail in any articles requir ‘ ed, wo will take the order, and place the goods at your doors at very short notice. We will have one price strictly, and any goods taken home either by children or adults, if not satisfactory, can be returned and ex changed, or Money will be reflmded cheerfully. Our earnest desire is that every customer en tering the store shall be treated with the utmost courtesy, and any inattention by our Em ployes, if reported. Will be speedily remedied. Every Monday will find our Remnant Tables replenished with Remnants accumu lated during the previous week, and we shall always offer , very Great Inducements in th** class of Goods* JOHN K BAVET & CO., 328 West Madison-st,, Comer Aberdeen. 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 PAPER HANGINGS. Paper Hams! UPHOLSTERY & SHADE GOODS! LACE CURTAINS! Wo are now offering Special Inducements from oar large 'and well-fielected stock pi FRENCH and AivrEVRTnATf WALT. PA PERS, SHADES, and UPHOLSTERY GOODS. WINDOW DRAPERIES a Specialty. 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CEA3CBB, AIKENB 4 CBAMER, Milwaukee. HYII9E9BU. I e. PUTT, ID., ASTHMA, CATARRH, THROAT DISEASE, .$ .72 . 2.88 . 9.00 23.50 MedicalHydiokonia, 01 which treatment ha la the author and sole Practitioner. $ L 44 N.f. CORNER DEARBORN & MADM-STS. “ Chicago Savings Institution Binding." Reception Honrs from 10 a. m. to 12 m., and from 2 to 5 p. m., and positively at no other hoars, nor on Sunday, except in ease of ne cessity, and by special appointment. With every means and facility that art and science can bestow in the nee and furtherance, of Ms profession, to* gather with the advantages derived from twenty years* experience In the treatment of Diseases of the Breathing Organs as a specialty. Dr. Pratt extends 'his services to the public, with the faithful assurance that in the future, as in the past, it shall bo his earnest endeavor to merit the confidence reposed in his professional claims. Catarrh prevails everywhere. It is confined to no class nor . position in life, bnt affects the high and tbo low, the rich and the poor, the ignorant and the learned, and the pro* fesslon generally know not what to do with It, whilst the so-called ‘ ‘catarrh remedies, " with which the country Is flooded, like fire-arms in the hands of children, are con tinually operating to the peril of those who unfortunately ; coma within their range. Locally, the disease is a congested, and oftentimes ni cerated, condition of the mucous lining of the nose and facial cavities, or the throat and bronchia, according to its character and duration. Constitutionally, the disease springs from a poison in the blood, which breeds and mol tiplles and works alter the manner of ferment; the face, throat and bronchia being the cesspools of the body through which the Infection is being continually poured out; hence, if not arrested, it as surely predisposes to consumption as follows night the morning. With this disease, every breath of air taken Into the lungs is drawn over a diseased surface; poisoning, Infect ing, Inflaming, and with a fate as certain, if not arrerltd, as that the brook from the mountain will ran to the sea. No matter how strong the constitution, catarrh will break it. Be the face never so beautiful, its mildew touch will blanche the cheek, and pale the Up, and steal the lustre from the eye. If yon have thf« disease it matters not bow much money yon have spent, nor how much medicine yon have taken; what Dr. Jones said, nor what Dr. Smith did; if yon are not cored, it Is simply because what was done was not what ought to have oeen done: It's the kind of medicine that cures—and the way it is used,—not the quantity nor variety, and this is why the common modes of treatment for catarrh do not curt . POPULAR TREATMENT. It would seem that a disease so common and so offensive withal, should be thoroughly understood by medical men everywhere. Bnt those who learn from books alone are seldom wiser than their authors, and It Is a veritable truth that the acknowledged authorities upon the disease in question are of little service either to practitioner or pa tient. Nitrate of silver, acetate of lead, sulphate and chlorate of sine, tannin, and snob like powerful caustic and astringent remedies, comprise the routine of popular treatment for catarrh. .. 90.00 These remedies, in the form of powder or solution, of different strength, are snuffed np the nostrils or thrown up back of the palatine arch, with a view to dislodge a which invariably exists from cooperating causes latent in the system, and over which local treatment alone can have bnt a palliative effect at most. We write from experience in matter, and feel bnt little concern at what may be this or that one's mere opinion. If in this tpecialiy we claim to be wise beyond that which Is written, it Is only that in the school of constant experience, we happen to know a difference between popular theory and tuectttful practice. The catarrhal subject usually tortures himself with nos trums commended by the medical (mountebank or patent medicine vendee, and then settles Into a sort of mental apathy,encouraged by the belief that the family physician knows all that it known upon this subject; and thus mat ters stand, while the progresses until hope Is dead and life becomes a mockery, when comes the stereotyped and hackneyed advice of “a visit to the country," "a change of climate," "a sea voyage,” ** a return of health in the spring," etc.; but, alas! the country referred to Is which lies beyond the confines of the festering grave, and the spring Is the season that blooms eternal when life's fitful fever is over. Let those who doubt this portrayal of Catarrh question the poor consumptive, whoso sun of life Is going down at noon, or watch its progress from those who neglect its timely and judicious treatment. A little while, and we Tnf— their coming; youth and health have faded from Up* and cheek, the light from the eye has gone out, the hands are folded peacefully over the still heart—they are gone. * Header! liavo you Catarrh? Hope It will get well ; try * * nitrate of illver”—try it thoroughly, and then hope on; try "catarrh solutions” and "catarrh snuffs;” believe the disease incurable because your physician cannot core you with that which never cured anybody of Catarrh; make no effort to discover a rational treatment for the ; bnt delay, postpone, neglect, wait on til the lungs are at tacked and the blood la poisoned—till the physical body Is crumbling away and death starve yon In the face—and than remember the unalterable fact that to ntgUei the rational treatment of Facial Catarrh istodla of Con. sumption. MEDICAL HTDROEOI9IA. $ 8.60 This mode of treatment for Catarrh and Its complica tions differs essentially from all others over presented to the public, with the following results: Ist. The most palnfnl and distressing esses of Catarrh inflammation are relieved at once. 2d. It softens tho hardened secretions which obstruct tbs "«■«! passages, speedily giving the greatest amount of comfort and relief. 3d. It deodorizes the ulcerated surfaces, removes the discharges, and restores the offensive breath to sweet ness. 4th. It'restores the sense of taste and. smell, loss of voice, deafness, of vision, and loss of memory, when those are the result of Catarrh. 6th. It neutralizes arrests the poisonous action of the dittff upon the throat, and thus averts consump tion. Awd kit of all, a complete and radical cure is folly es tabllshed, when and where all other known means and methods have totally failed. Refers by permission to Mr. A.T. Bates, 189 East Wash ington-st.; Mr. Wm. A. Butters, 85 and 57 South Canal st.; Mr. I*. E. Bullock, 945 Wabasb-av.; Hr. Georgs E. Stanton, 146 East Madison-st.; Hr. James 8. Hamilton, 99 State-*t.. comer of Washington; and others. HYDROKONI/V. MEDICAL Physician Special for PROFESSIONAL ROOMS: CATARRH. SELF-NEGLECT. DRY GOODS. SIOO,OOO op DRY GOODS TO BE SOLD AT A GREAT SACRIFICE. HUNT, BARBOUR & CO. Having determined to close out their RETAIL Stock of DRY GOODS previous to May 1, will sell the entire Stock, regardless of cost. Special inducements offered to Merchants. 103 East Madison-st., Between Clark & Dearborn. CARPETS. CARPETINGS PAPER HABiB! Special Bargains. ALLEN & MACKEY Respectfully announce that they are prepared to exhibit an excellent as sortment of goods in their line of the finest quality and most graceful pat terns, at prices that cannot fail to give satisfaction. ALLEN & MACKEY, ISO State-st., Also HonroG-sl, Opposite Palmer's Hotel TO BENT. TO RENT, Several very desirable offices, suites, and single, in Tribune Building; fire-proof, English tile floor, with and without vaults, elevator. . W. C. DOW, Room 1 Nevada Block. TO RENT, A very large room on Fourth Floor Tribune Building, north light, suitable for Architect or Artist; English tile floor, mar ble mantels, steam heated, ele vator. W. O. DOW, Room 1 Nevada Block. TO RENT, Very large room, with vault, Dearhom-st. front, third story; English tile floor, stsam heated, elevator. W. C. DOW, Boom 1 Nevada Block. BILLIARD HALL TO ZRUEnSTT- The largest and best-located Hall in Chi cago for lease, 54x128 feet, with, store on Clark-st. and entrance on ‘Waahington-st. and Board of Trade alley, in Exchange •Rniidlng. Apply on the premises. _____ TO RENT, Four 4-story and basement Brick Stores, Nos. 63. 65, 69 and 73 West Waahlngton-st. Steam power Unwanted. Also, 2d, 3d and 4th floors, containing 80 rooms. No. 38 South Cllnton*st. Inquire at 16 Sooth Jofferson-st. TO RENT, No. 133 South Green-st., a large house with some 20 rooms, suitable for boarding-house, lodging-rooms, or sub-letting. Will give a throe-years’ loaee to responsible parties. Also, a first-class Plano for sale. REAL ESTATE. Wilton HeigMs. We offer to clerks, mechanics, and persons of moderate Income, their choice of fine residence lots at Washington Heights, to be paid for fn monthly payments of 910 to 920 per month. Persons desiring to see these lots, or other property at Washington Heights, can accompany our Mr. Clark (freo of expense to them) any day during the week, by calling at onr office before 9:30 a. m. B. F. CLARKE «fe CO., 122 jLaaafle-st# WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, The ngolir msll-tralu on Chloico* Bock Island A Pi* dflo Railroad will leave Depot, at Hsrriacn-it., at 10 o'clock Sunday, April 6. and return to the city at 4p. nu Forty Acres. The handsomest high grove land around Waabingtoa Heights. Two residences and large out-building*; fine orchard, excellent water, commanding views, ana a very choice property for subdivision or Jmnroraraent. For fie by ' - Q._H^BECKWITH. FOHSAIE. SALE OF CHURCH ORGAN. This Organ has twenty stops, two and full pedal. It is perfectly new, of the very best workmanship and has both sweetness and power in a marked degree. Will be sold low with small cash payment down, tho rest in 3 and 9 months. Admirably suited to a small medium* sized church or music room. Call at 938 ludiaua-av., cor* ner Twentlefh-st. ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS. T. COX db 00., • Manufacturers and Importers of Artificial Flowers, Eoses, Leaves, Etc., For Millinery use, 182 East Madison-st., Up-stairs. LAUNDRY. DOWN-TOWN’ OFFICE OF MUWS LAUNDRY, 126 Deariorn-st,, Opens Monlai, April 7. 5