Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 27, 1873, Page 12

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 27, 1873 Page 12
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12 THE CHURCH. Description of the New St James’ Episcopal Edifice. [he Fourth Unitarian Society Will To-Day v Dedicate Their House of Worship. Dniversalist and Unitarian Conven tions This Week. Programme of To-Day’s Ser> vices in the Churches. Episcopal and Catholic Calendar .for the Week. Among ths many churches that added to the beauty of our city before the fire none was bet ter or more widely-known for the beauty of its edifice, the extent of its charities, the social po sition of its congregation, or its general influence in this and neighboring communities, than St. ■Tames 1 Episcopal .Church. Founded a very few years after the first settlement of our city, it was known and recognized amongst Episcopa lians as the' (l Mother Church of the Northwest, 11 and its ministers have been amongst the ablest . and most eloquent in that denomination. Only a few months before the fire the new building, situated on the corner of Cass and Hu ron streets, bad been fully completed, and the massiveness of the structure, as well as the rich ness and elegance of its finish, was a source of pride to the city generally, as well as its 'own people. But the fire came, and, as it spared noth ing in its track, the great churches of the North jßide were all swept away, and amongst them 6t fames 1 . In its destruction its congregation par ticipated more fully than those of most churches; for, with scarcely an exception, they lost their Ihomes at the same time as their church, as St. James 1 stood in the midst of its parish, and so t b congregation was left homeless as well as chorchless. It was within a few weeks left without a pas tor also, as its then rector, Dr. Thompson, was called to Newport, and accepted the call. With characteristic Chicago energy, however, the con gregation. came together, subscribed a fond for immediate and called the Bev. Arthur Brooks from ‘Williamsport,Pa., who accepted the though offered three times as great pe cuniary inducements by a wealthy Philadelphia' congregation# Fortunately, &e walls of the vestibule were left standing for some twenty .feet in height, and, as early in April as the-work could be ac complished, this was roofed in and finished, so as to make a neat temporary chapel, seating nearly. 800 persons. Steps were then taken to rebuild the churchy and, plans being decided on, furnished by the' well-known church architects, Messrs. Faulkner t Clarke, a large number of pews were sold in 'advance;' and the work commenced.- Fortunately the grand old tower, 140 feet high and about 25 feet square at the hose, proved too solid to be destroyed, and, though the hell was melted as it hung in the air hy the intense heat, the towerrtself remains/scarred, and in some places, shattered on its exterior, but destined to stand through many future years as the 44 fire monument 11 of the North - Side. The beautiful war monument,'erected of Caen stone and white marble lo the memory of the young men : of the congregation who feu during tho war, was so protected by tho iron beams and masonry of the vestibule that it also escaped almost unharmed, and stands in its old place, occupying tho entire north end of the vestibule at the base of the tower. ~ . r ■With most of tho 44 show part 11 of the church thus left, it remained to construct the church proper, and this is being done on a scale that will make it one of tho grandest church edifices In the country. Its extreme length will be over ISO feet, while the entire width across the transepts will be about 109 feet . The church (flso will be much larger than formerly, and of apeidal form, and the organ. Instead of being placed, as before, in rear of the congregation, will be placed in the south tran sept, mid, consequently, near the pulpit and chanceLd The basement will be twelve: feet in height, • snd give a main audience-room capable of seat ing nearly 700 persons, while the church proper vm accommodate almost doable that number. AH the walls are now up above the main door of the church, and the means oh hand "warrant the Building Committee in guaranteeing that the church will be enclosed, and the basement be ready for occupancy, by the first day of next Sep tember—a most “necessary result, as the present chapel is-already crowded to overflowing, and the-early return-of moat of tho - congregation to their old homes —new homes now—and tho great additions already masking ~to the North Bide of people from other sections of the city, who find that neighborhood more convenient to the busi ness quarter, will at an early day make the new congregation fax larger than the former one. The main audience-room of the church' will be closed, as already stated, by : Sept. 1, and the Building Committee-state that it will be ready for occupancy on next Christmas day if a few more of the r , congregation—say a dozen or fif teen-will put their hands in their pockets to the extent of buying pews previous to the. comple tion *of the chmm.: ‘A-large portion of the con gregation have been thus liberal, and there is no doubt that if the church, building can bo com pleted'by next Christinas, the whole cost will not •only be naid by that time, but a sufficient num ber of additional pews can be sold by this time next clear the church of every dollar of indebtedness whatever.. The Building Committee, consisting of W. K. - Nixon (Chairman). E. H. Sheldon, F. H, Winston, «T. T. Byecson, and J. 8. Bumsey, have promised •that the building shall be completed as-rapidly as the .means'at their command will allow; -"but,, that not. one .dollar, of indebtedness shall be. incurred .in the rebuilding, and •their reputation as prompt and reliable business anen is sufficiently known in- the community to xjuarautee their ; carrying out their promises in Jbothrespecte. • By .the last of this year, therefore, there is but little doubt of old St, James' being restored in anew building far larger and more beautiful .than-tho former one/ and we trust that very soon thereafter its congregation may also be re stored to their old its neighborhood if not in thoir old homes, in now ones equal in beauty and all other good gifts to thoso that passed away on October 9, 1871. , • SEW 011UUCH EDIFICES. - Chicago ja lapidly becoming a city of churches. Even if the etoiy were true that is now going the Founds cf .. the papers, that onr theatres have a seating capacity larger than our churches, it could not remain true very long. Some of the finest churches in the country are already located in this city, and others of a more imposing char acter are being projected. The Congregational- Istsarerebnilcung “The First,” have almost completed “ The New England, and ore devis ing plana for the “ New Plymouth,” all of which will be completed daring the season. The... ■ Presbyterians are at work on “ The Fourth,” which will bo dedicated in i June, - and - “ The Grace,” which is now receiving its finishing strokes, and will be ready for occupancy in Hay. “The First” has just been completed, and the work on “The Sec ond’.’ is being pushed forward with great vigor. This last will rank among Ihefiret churches of the country, and.will no doubt bo completed during the season. The Methodists are finishing a far more com modious and imposing audience-room in the Methodist Block, and the new “ Grace Church,” “A White streets, both of " rrv - also occupied in the near future. The Episcopalians are goon to hare a novr St. jiamee old site, more expensive and com dodious than the old, and hare recently agreed upon plans for tho new “ Trinity,” andarenow SL John’s, on th'e West Side. 15e Catholics are resuscitating tho famous St. Michael, on the North Side, and already have externally which it The Now Jerusalem Society are erecting a Pfficbajpel on North Clark street, opposite lin- The Cmveraalista are at work on the new St, Paul with a, large force, on Michigan avenue at Twentieth street, and expect to bayo walls op by July. It is the intention to make this building one of the finest in the country, and to complete it as soon as money and lobor can effect it. CHURCH DEDICATION. The Unitarians will dedicate to-day Choir new Fourth Unitarian Church, located on the corner of Thirtieth street and Prairie avenue. This building, designed hy H. Floyd Faulimer and Goo. 3. Clarke, architects, is of anew style of architecture and nnliico anything in the city. If any name.can bo given it that of tho niotXern English Gothic beat suits tho description. It sets back SO feet from the street, with a frontage of 17 and a depth of 84 feet. IthaaaJohet stone base, showing two feet above grade and four above the street-level. Above the base, the building is of dark-red pressed-bnek, laid in black mortar, and two kinds of stone, the latter being used in belt e> • jt.js and bonsoira over the openings, Tho from, entrance is of stone with a stone finikl, above which rises a small belfry tower composed of brick and stone, terminating with an iron fluid. Tho copings of tho front gable and windows in the rear ore also of stone.. The face of ths building is set with a stone tablet on which is inscribed “ Fourth Uni tarian Church,” its organization and time of erection, and a quotation fromtheFsahus, “ Ex cept the Lord build thehonse, they labor in vain who bnild it.” The roof is covered with black elate with bands of green, and on tho ridgo there is an iron cresting running the whole length of the church, with iron finiala on all the roof dormers. There are two en trances, one on Prairie avenue and one on Thirtieth street. The latter leads into the church, ladies 1 parlor in tho rear of tho church, and up-stairs into tho Sunday room over the ladies 1 parlor. Tho parlors and Sunday school room ore so arranged that all may be thrown open into the main auditorium, giving an additional seating capacity of 200. On the south side and in the rear of the church is lo cated the kitchen, which communicates by means of dnmp-waitors with the Sunday-school rooms above, to be used at sociables as a rofreshment halL .There are ample water conveniences throughout the church. The work on the interior is pig*™ and simple, the paintings being in tints harmonizing with the colors on tho walls, which are decorated In flat tints, with stencil lines run ning in bands across the church, one just above the wainscoting, one at the level of the capitals of the columns supporting the trusses, one en circling tho tops of the windows, and ono form ing the comice just under the lower purlin. Tho ceding is finished up to tho peak of tho roof, and following the outside pitch, showing a clear height of* 15 feet at the eaves and 42 feet .at the peak, the. purlins, con structional trusses,. &c., all being visible. In the central division formed by these purlins, between each truss, is a triangular dormer win dow.' The spaces between are decorated with flat tints of cobalt blue with ornamental comer in maroon, lines forming a panel in each space. The pastor’s room, ladies’ par lor, hall-ways, vestibules, etc., are decorated in simple lines of color. . The church is lighted by day through ground glass windows, with an ornamental colored ground and painted glass border, the de signs for the . glass and decorations being made especially for this church by the architects; by night, oy means of two ecclesiasti cal chandeliers pendant from the trusses, and by three gas-jets at the capital of the column, and forming a part of the capital. The pews are of ash and pine, filled and finished with a gloss, the chamfer lines at the ends being enlivened by maroon-colored linos. The color of the carpets are gray, in harmony with the colors of the walls and ceiling. . Over the chancel arch is inscribed, in thir teenth century letters, 44 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; 11 and over the entrance door to the front vestibule, in the some letter, u Trust in the Lord;” and underneath this again, M Love one another. 1 ’ In the same vesti bule * there is a memorial tablet inscribed; i{ This inscription is in grateful remembrance of moneys given by Unitarians in England towards the erection of this church.” , It is heated by two furnaces, one iu front and one in the rear, the latter heating the Sunday school room, ladies 1 parlor, and the roar of the auditorium;. and tho former, the pastor's study and front auditorium. The cost of the building, all told, will not ex ceed $20,000. It is expected that the Bov. Dr. Bellows, of New York; the Eev. James Freeman Clarke, of Boston: the Bev. Robert Collyer. and the Bev. Laird Collier, will all be in attendance at the dedication to-day. TTNTTA'RTA.y CONTEHESCE. * The annual meeting of the Western Conference of Unitarian and - other Christian Ohnrchea will be held during the coming week at the Fourth Unitarian Church, corner of Prairie avenue and Thirtieth street. The announcements are as follows; Tuesday evening, April 29, at 1% o’clock, the Bev. S. B. Calthrop, of Syracuse, N. Y., will preach the opening sermon; subject, 44 Tho Belation Between Science and Religion.” On tho Wednesday and Thursday following (April 80 and May 1) will be held regular sessions of the Conference for business, essay, and discus sion, beginning at 9 a. m. and closing at 4% p. m., with an hour’s intermission at 1 o’clock. Papers on denominational work will he read by the Bev.‘O. H. Brigham, of Ann Arbor, Mich., and the Bev. John H. Heywood, of Louisville, Ky., and one on “The Bible in the Public by the Bev. J. 0. Learned, of St. Lome. Addresses may also be expected from the Bev. James Freeman Clarke, L. X)., of Bos ton ; the Bev. Hemy W. Bellows, D. D., of New York; the Bev. Bosh B. Bhippen (former pas tor of the. Church of the Messiah in this city), and other ministers and laymen. The Confer- ence will conclude with a reception and sociable at the Fourth Chursb on Thursday evening, May 1. The public is uvrited to attend the sessions of the Conference. . The Executive Committtee of the Illinois State Convention mot in the office of the Franklin Bank, Chicago, last week, and on motion of the Bev. br. Foster adopted the following preamble and resolution; Whereas. It appears from the statements made to this Executive Board by the General-Secretary, that the quota due from the State of Illinois, to the special Fund of the General Convention, is not far from $2,000, which amount is greatly needed to enable the Trustees to remove the debts of the Convention, and to stop the payment of interest; therefore . littolvedy That $2,000 bo apportioned among the sev eral parishes in this State, with the earnest request thet they raise the amounts thus respectively assigned them at their earliest opportunity. THE RELIGIOUS PE ESS. The Advance and Advocate are out this week with editorials on the “ Indian question.” Both agree on the severity of punishment duo the Modocs, and both favor decidedly the peace pol icy. Neither of the editors, probably, ever eaw an Indian. The former says : • The Inaiaas must be made to understand that for euch an outrage there can be no Immunity ; that (i™* can work no change of purpose in the Government, .but life must go for life, and treachery must be ex piated In blood. But what lias all this to do with a change in the general Indian policy? Nothing what ever that wo can see. .... The peaceful Indian policy of the Government Is for the prevention of wrong-doing as well aa of wrong , suffering by the red man. If he can be dealt with honorably, and can be induced to settle peacefully on a reservation; If ho can be taught (he Industrial arts, and can be brought also under Christian influences by the missionaries, surely It will b« better for all inter? eats, will be more noble, and more economical, the course hitherto pursued. * THE DOCTRINAL “DRIFT ” and prerequisites to successful church opera tions may be understood somewhat from the topics that have been and are now being dis cussed at the spring meetings of the various ec celeslastical bodies. The following are a few of theso topics: “The Church prayer-meeting in its present state, a r? 4en which should be reformed or abolished.” Where families cannot attend both Sunday-school an “ v 1 ® public service, which shall have the prefer ence ? Is belief in endless punishment a neces »^.^L o X e T.»% B g ? o 0 “S^ o a r o^ “ The best methodTof da irajmg tim current expenses of the Church 7 ” The rdafaona of Christ's Kingdom to tho world,” “Pre vailing wickedness of our .times” “Tho relation of prayer to physical science,” “Howto reach the out ode communities with the Gospel.” “ 804 Churches ;" “The Resur rection;” The condition of the soul after death •” Funeral services and ministry to tho afflicted,” ’ -BAPTIST maos THEOLOGICAL SEMISAET. The catalogue of tho Baptist Onion Theo logical Seminary is out, showing an at tendance during the year of fifty stn dente, representing fifteen Statee and Ter ntones, including Ontario and Canada. The faculty includes five professors, to-wit; Dr Northrop, President and Professor of Christian Theology; Dr. Arnold, Professor of New Testa montLiterature; Dr. Pattison, Professor Ex traordinary of Biblical Interpretation- Dr Mitchell, Professor of Hebrew and Old ment Literature, and John A. Edgren, B. D In structor in the Scandinavian Department. ’The anniversary, which will be one interesting to the Baptist Church of this city and elsewhere, will occur on the Btb of Hay next. Mr. Theodore Northcott, of tho Chicago Theo logical Seminary, has taken charge of the church at Greenville. The Congregational Church at Oakland has decided to accept an offer from the members of the Dutch Beformed Church to pay its heavy debts and take it in charge denominationally. The fifteenth anniversary of the Evanston Baptist Church occurred yesterday. The occa jiim.TTM celebrated £z ait iatsiestia* .meeting The Her. Jamee Harrison will preach to-day at tho Church of tho Pilgrims. —Prank Burt preaches this morning and evening at Advent Christian Chapel. —The Bcv. C, Day Noble will preach this afternoon .to the Second Swedenborgian Society in Plymouth Church. His subject is “The Freedom of Truth.” —The Bev. E. Richards preaches thin morning at the English Evangelical Lutheran Church. —Mr. Shaw will preach this morning at tho Christian Church on 44 Mediation of Christ,” and this evening on ** Angels and Their Mission.” —Elder Edo fries Shaw will preach at half-past 8 at Crow’s Hall, comer of Bishop court and Madison street. —Tho Bov. A. X. Shoemaker preaches thfw ‘morning and evening at tho Church of God. , —The Christa cl el pinions will worship this mnrning at the corner qfXske and Desplalnes streets. —The BnC Dr. Barbour, of Boston, Mass., will preach this morning and evening at Aiken’s Theatre. His subjects are: “Proof of the Inspiration of the Bible; tho Millennium About to Dawn; the Inter national Sodety, or Commune; and Organized Labor versus Capital and Government; or the Beign of Terror Now Organizing In AH Paris of the “World,” “It Is the Settled Conviction of Every TMr>vtng Mind that Kings and Monarchies Have Served Thrir Pur pose, A Change of Dispensation Is-at Hand.” CONVENTION. UOatAK CATHOLIC. •April 27—Second Sunday after Easter. April 28—St. Paul of the Cross, C.: SL Tltalls. M. April 29—St, Peter, M. April 80—St, Catherine of Sienna. V. May I— SS. Philip and James, Ap, May 3—St, Athanasius, B. O. D. May B—Finding of the Holy Cross; S3, and Comp., MM.; Bt, Juvenal, B. 0. The Pope has appointed Dr. O’Reilly Bishop of Liv erpool- - Bev. Dr. W. F. Warren has been elected President of the Boston University. Philadelphia cannot boast a single sensational preacher. Roman Catholic journals ei«im a rapid rate of prog ress for Catholicism in England. ■ There are 109 American missionaries in Turkey per* ’ sis, and Egypt, According to the last census, there are *3,874 clertrv mea in the United States. ' J The Bev. J. Erskine Edwards, a great grandson of President Edwards, died in Longwood, Mass., April 3. Women preachers are increasing rapidly. Ten new names have been added to the list within the lost six mouths. Archbishop Purcell Is insisting on every boy and girl spending two years in a Roman Catholic school before their first communion. The Bishops in the Methodist Episcopal Church re ceive a salary of about SI,OOO each, and traveling ex penses. The General Lutheran Synod of Ohio proposes at its next meeting to discuss the question: “Is pre-Adaznio perfection attainable in this life 7 ” Archbishop Manning has been making a speech at Liverpool on 14 religious education,” which he calls the « burning question” of the day. A young Hindoo has just entered the Methodist Theological School, at' Boston, with the purpose of qualifying himself for .misaiunary work among his native people. The Baltimore Preachers’ Meeting lately discussed the question: “ Are large salaries, splendid churches, and groat men, elements of power or weak ness in the church ? ” - - Bev, DeWitt Talmadge stated In a sermon, a short Ume since, that a number of our Christian statesmen In Congress had taken through tickets to hell on the Union Pacific Bailroad, The Gmcral Assembly of the Preabyterian Church In the United Statee will meet In Baltimore May 15 and on the same day the Southern General Assembly will meet in little Kock, Ark. J The London Missionary Society proposes to estab “““S the savage, treacherous, and mood-thtorty natives of New Guinea, and u number of missionaries are ready to undertake the dangerous s< l™ntages, la severe In its people. This la said In riow of the recent removal of several hundred mln£ kkSS SSStJS ? Tiol< ?i at Mlddlefield, Mass., on no services ware held! it being tho the bell has leea LSmi sksasaa THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 1873. for prayer and conference at 3p. m. To-day the pastor will preach a historical discourse at X 0:30 a. m M and additional services will be hold at 3:30 p. m., at which the Bey, Dr., Everts jwili preside. ' J " ' The prospects of the Fifth Baptist Church are said to be brightening. Several- concerts have been held which have proved- successful finan cially, and the church edifice is now being im proved. The pastor, tho Rev. N. F. Bavlin, is de vising liberal things, and tho congregation, are encouraged. ~ A church at Annawan, 81., is maintaining di vine service without a pastor by reading the Plymouth JPulpU and other sermons. - TO-DAY’S SERVICES. The Rev. T. B. Strobridge will preach this morning and evening at the Ada Street Church. —The Eev. Dr. McEown will preach to-day at the Wabash Avenue Church. In the evening he will preach to young men, tho subject being 4l Sowing and Reaping.” —The Eev. Dr. Tenter preaches at the usual hours at tho ‘Western Avenue Church. . . . —The Eev. William F. Stewart preaches this morn ing at the Reuben Street Church. —Miaa Fannie Woodbury will speak this evening at the Existod Street Church on “Practical Temper ance.” —The Rev. 8. McChosney will preach this morning at Trinity Church. In tho evening there will be a praise meeting, with instrumental *™* w *raTi*mfT)tn; and an address by the pastor. . —The Rev. Dr. Thomas will preach- this miming and evening In tho First Church. —.The Bov. J. O. Peck preaches th!« morning at Cen tenary Church, on “The Palm-Tree Christian,”and.' this evening, on 44 Heroism of Men Tried by Fire.” Tho Eev. Spencer L. Finney, of Princeton, N. J., preaches this morning and evening at the Jefferson Park Church. —Tho Rev. A. McCalla will preach to-day to the congregation of Grace Church, in the Chicago Univeiv sity. —The Bcv. J. Maclaughlan preaches this morning at the First Scotch Church, on 4< A Boro but Right Cause of Weeping,” and, this evening, on 44 The True End of Life.” ■ 0 —The Rot. Dr. Gulick will preach at the usual hours' at the Americas Reformed Church. The Rev. Abbott E. EJttredge preaches morn ing and evening at the Third Church. The Rev. Arthur Swazey will preach this morning. and evening in the Ashland Avcmis Church. —Prof. Swing willpreach this morningatMcVicker’s Theatre. —The Bev. Charles L. Thompson preaches, as usual,' at tho Thirty-first Street Church. The evening sub-' ject is 4 * The Restoration of Youth.” —The Rev. Alfred Eddy, of Niles, Mich., will preach this morning and evening at the Ninth Church. EPISCOPAL. The Bev. Henry G. Perry will officiate to-day at All Saints. * —The Bev. E. Sullivan will preach ae usual at Trini ty Church. Tho evening subject is 44 Thomas, the Sceptic.” —The Rev. H. O. Kinney will officiate as usual at the Church of the Atonement. —Tho Rev. O. P. Dorset will officiate to the Courcb of the Ascension, this morning, in the ball No. 55 North Clark street. —Episcopal services will be held this afternoon in tho Presbstcrian Church at Englewood. The Bishop will administer the rite of confirmation. —The Rev. John Wilkinson will officiate, as usual, at the Church of the Holy Communion. —The Bev. Dr. Walbtidge, of Brooklyn, will offici ate, to-day, at St. Mark’s Church. —The Rev. H. N. Powers preaches, this morning and evening, in St. John’s Church. —There will be full choral services, to-day, at the Cathedral of 6S, Peter and Paul. The Bishop will officiate. —The Rev, Clinton Locke will preach, this morning and evening, at Grace Church. —The Rev. Chas. Edward Cheney will preach, as usual, at Christ Church. BAPTIST. The services of the Englewood Church will be held at 11 o’clock In the Normal School Building. • - —The Rev. Florence McCarthy will preach to-day at the Union Pork Church. The evening subject is, 44 What is to Become of tho Sects 7 ” —Tho Rev. N. F. Ravlin preaches to-day at the Fifth Church. The evening subject is 44 Family Relations.” —The Rev. W. W. Everts preaches thja morning at tho First Church.* There will be a Gospel meeting in the evening. —Dr. Mitchell will preach this morning, and Dr. Everts this evening, at the Indiana Avenue Chapel. • OONQBEQATIOKAL. The Eev. L. T. Chamberlain will preach this morn ing and evening at the Now England Church. —A children’s service will be held this evening at the Union Part Church. The Bov, C. D. Helmer, Dr. J. H. Hollister, and others, will speak. —Prof. James T. Hyde preaches this morning and evening at the Forty-seventh Street Church. —The Eev. William Alvin Bartlett will preach as usual at Plymouth Church. There will bo no services to-<lay in the Third Church, owing to the dedication of the Fourth Church. —There will be no sermon at Unity Church, owing to the dedication of the Fourth Church. —There will be no services at tho Church of the Messiah, owing to tho dedication the Fourth Church. Tho Her. A. Countryman will preach thfy morning and evening at Murray Chapel. —The Rev. Dr. Forrester will preach as usual in the Church of the Redeem on. —The Rev. Dr. RyderaviH officiate this morning at St. Paul’s Church. Tho laying of the corner-stone of the new church, corner of Michigan avenue and Eight eenth street, will take pta£e at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning. MTSCELIA2Vz6nS. CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK# •EPISCOPAL. April 27—Second Sunday after Easter* May I—SS, Philip and James. ELSEWHERE. ita difficulties are chiefly due to ft secret or uncon scious suspicion of its usefulness—as too commonly conducted, a well-founded suspicion.” .The general summary of. Roman Catholic missions Tor 1872 gives 23 Bishops, 440 missionaries, 320 native and -700,000 native'.Catholics; The* celpts of the society amount to more than a million of dollars per year. Six hundred Christian people ai*e said to bo still in prison in Japan; many of them' are Jesuits, who, for political reasons—not religious—have been put in con finement. Their liberation will soon he effected by Governmental action. Bishop Harris, of the Methodist Church, starts on his official visit to the churches In Europe and' Asia, .He,la to sail from. San Francisco for Japan oh the 15th of May, and on his return will remove to Chicago as his permanent home. , A zealous member of the Baptist Church in Spring field, Mass., expresses the belie/, from present indica tions, that in teu years the stores will be all open rud doing business on Sunday and Monday alike in that city. A Boston correspondent in noting the great desire of ministers to obtain parishes In and about that dty, pays that Paradise has been ascertained to lie within ten miles of Boston, and all the outlying territory serves only as starting points for this blissful centre. - The consolidation of the eight Boards of tho Presby terian Church into four is urged by the Long Island Presbytery, and an overture is to be presented by its delegates to the coming Oieueral Assembly, calling for prompt action on'the subject. • The Bev. Br, Auer, whoso consecration to the Bishopric of Capo Palmas, West Africa, took place at Georgetown, D. C., recently, leaves immediately for his field of Episcopal work. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Marcy avenue and Penn street, Brooklyn, has just been entered and robbed for the sixth time. Part of the sacramental service, and other articles, to tho value of $l5O, were taken.- The u Holy Brotherhood,” a religious order prevail ing in Southern Colorado and. New Mexico, continue the practice of self-flagellation, especially during the last -week in Lent. Other self-inflicted tortures are practised, frequently resulting in the death of the victim. The General Conference of the United Brethren Church will meet next month in Dayton, Ohio. Ono of the important Items of business will be the election of a Board of Bishops, to serve for the coming four yean. The Church in the United States numbers 104,000 members. Prof. Blyden, a colored explorer, a man of culture and a line Arabic scholar, baa made an'ezpodition into the interior of Africa; He writes from Free Town, Sierra Leone, that be has discovered a Mohammedan university with a thousand persons connected with it, 'The Methodist churches have 1,327,000 Sunday scholars, the Congregationalisms 400,000, the Baptiste 800,000, and the smaller .denominations brought up the total of Sunday scholars in England to 3,200,000, of whom not more than one-third were connected with the Established Church. : The French Church, lately organized by Bev. W. E, Copeland, in Arkansas City, Kan., composed of Con gregations lists, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Univcrual fsts, and others, is proving to bo a success. Liberty ,of opinion Is conceded to all, and an upright, circum-' epect life is the test of membership in the organiza tion. The Episcopal clergy of Ireland hare been greatly diminished since the disestablishment of the Irish Na tional Church- In the year 1869, there were in Ireland 2,331 curates; now they do not number but 1.974. Many of the older ministers have retired from the work, and many of the younger have left for more in viting fields in England. The competition between the American Tract So ciety of New York and Western Tract and Book Society of Cincinnati has oome to a much desired close by the union of the two societies. Hereafter they will work as one body, having but one depository in Cin cinnati, but one set of agents, and a common fund. When a Columbus, Ohio, minister desires to awaken his audience and secure their individual attention, he yells “kenoi” through a flab-horn. As the vibration of his tones die away there frequently oomes from the chancel the echoing sound, “ correct,'* Most of the State Senators and Representatives attend thiq paa tor’s church. ♦ The Boston Young Men’s Christian Union (Unita rian) maintains a savings bank department In its plan of uMfulness, and that it works well is shown by by tho fact that last year 334 persons were Induced to deposit sums amounting in the aggregate to $6,908. The Union is flourishing generally, having 1,700 mem bers, a library of nearly 3,000 volumes, and an attrac tive reading-room. The Bov. Dr. Schmncker. a prominent Lutheran minister, has long advocated a general Protestant union of the various denominations in this country, and he now offers a plan, In the form of a fraternal appeal, to be presented to tho highest judicatories of the evangelical bodice for their adoption. His object and desire is to bring them all into a bond of closer fellowship than they now enjoy. While Father Gavarzi was preaching the other day In the Evangelical chapel of the Via del Oorallo, in Borne, two men were discovered fixing a large bombshell full of powder and iron on the floor of tho chapel. Tho room was full of people, and if the bomb had exploded much injury must have been done. The miscreants, one of whom was a Bnmqn student, were arrested and sent to prison. The Brooklyn Unitarians hare entered a field of Christian •work which might be occupied more exten sively. By means of an association, of which Ualvcr salists and Liberals are also members, they are ena bled to gather about 150 boys together every evening and instruct them in the elementary branches ; and & reading-room, free to the public, provides its visitors with relaxation and mental entertainment. The quiet city of Portsmouth, K, H., has a smallre- Ifgioua war of its own. Portsmouth* has come to the conclusion that, aside from the Fourth of July, church bells are not to bo rung before sunrise, except at fins alarms. Easter morning the rector of the Episcopal church ordered the sexton to usher in the day with a lively ringing of the bells; bat that official, fearing the terror, of the law more th*n the denuncia tion of his spiritual adviser, flatly refused. There upon the rector sent bis son, and there was an alarm betimes that dismal stormy morning, bringing hun dreds of people from their couches, and stirring up a fire of Indignation that will not be quenched except by the resignation of the rector. A Methodist paper says that the Modoc massacre of April 11 came near being a Methodist massacre. Gen. Ganby, if we mistake not, a few years since married Bishop Ames’ niece, and is himself Methodist in sym pathy if not in church membership. Dr. E. Thomas was a Methodist minister very prominent in the Cali fornia Conference: and Leroy S. Dyer, who barely escaped, is a Methodist, and brother-in-law to Dr. Hoyt, editor of the Western Advocate, Cincinnati. It may be a superstition in the eye* of our enlight ened contemporaries, says the Catholic Review, hot we ■ are of those Catholics who believe that the last days of Flo Nano are not yet at hand, and that this martyr- Pope will either receive the fun crown of his martyr life in a death for the faith, or, which God grant, that, having led the Church through suffering and trial, he may again witness her triumph and restoration to peace. At a meeting of free-thinkers In Brussels, Bel gium, lately, a prominent speaker declared that “ The conquest of woman Is the matter to which we must now give our utmost attention, for when once we have the women in our hands, then the last refuge of Chris tianity is destroyed forever. For it is woman who keeps the men txi the church, by her influence and her prayers, and many a man would die as he baa lived, a free-thinker, wore it not for bis wife. Therefore, we must move all our energies to gain the women and children.” The Papal Bulla have arrived from Borne announc ing the appointment of Bev. Br. Michael A. Corrigan, President of Seton Ball College, at South Orange, N. J., to he Bishop of the Bioceso of Newark, to flil the -vacancy created by the promotion of Eight Bev. J. B. Bayley to bo Archbishop at Baltimore. Br. Corrigan’s name was selected from three sent to the Holy Father, and he will be the youngest Bishop in the United States, if not in the world, his age scarcely reaching SO years. He is a na tive of Newark, and has hod unusual honors heaped •upon him for one so young.. The ceremonies of con secration will take place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in Newark, on the morning of Sunday, May 4, and the display promises to be of the grandest ever witnessed in the dloceee. The sermon will bo preached by Bishop MeQuaid, of Rochester, N. Y., who was Br. Corrigan’s predecessor at Seton Ball College. Bishop Coze, of ’Western New York, proposes a Con stitutional Congress, to be composed of clerical and lay delegates, to bo called by the next General Conven- tion, with a view to nationalize the Episcopalian or ganization in America, which he describes as at pres ent an Anglican exotic; and to give it an organic law adequate to the demands of the future. He saya; “Among the pressing matters to be pro vided for are the needs of the immigrant tribes now pouring into our borders from Europe and Asia: the question of Bishops for these people; the subject of liturgies In foreign tongues; the occupation of the territories and provinces; and other Important and unforeseen facts that mast be dealt with hereafter. The Bishop is firmly convinced that these great prob lems cannot and never will be solved under the regi men of existing conventions.” MONETARY. SiTtmDiY Etesiso, April 26. The demand for bank accommodation has in creased steadily during the past weeh, the great hoik of the applications coming from the mer cantile department of trade. Dry goods mer chants, carpet dealers, jewelers, and' in other cognate, lines of had a dull business, and poor collections in the country for a month past, and are obliged to have larger accommo dations than usual to enable them to meet their maturing obligations. In some cases banks have declined to extend any more aid, and parties have been obliged, within the past few weeks, to arrange

with Eastern creditors on the best terms they could for more time. The loans of the hanks are now probably as large as they hare been at any time in the past six months. The specula tion in corn, and particularly in provisions, has absorbed a great deal of capital, and has contrib uted to expand the banks to a point beyond which it is believed they deem it imprudent to go. There is, however, a pretty good supply of money yet in the open market to lend on good collaterals, but' the necessity for ready cash has in some cases obliged capitalists who hare held some of the beat local, stocks to sell out, and has somewhat depressed the prices of jneariy ftU tho stocks* Too siupaupto of bsth hogs and cattlo to tho East by rail have been unusually heavy during tho past month, and it is probably this circumstance that has prevented money becoming very stringent. Notwithstand ing the large amount of .exchange. made, against, shipments of hogs and cattle, New York funds' continue very scarce, and in default of .a suffi cient supply, to meet the demands of tholr, cus tomers the.banka have been obliged to ship cur rency to Now York every day. Sales of ex change between banka are modo to-day at COc per SI,OOO premium. The bank clearings for the week were; Date , Monday.... Tuesday..., Wednesday, Thursday.. Friday, Saturday... Clearings. Balance** .. $3,865,237,71 $158,884.83 .. 2,875,838.47 274,693.90 .. 2,843,907.56 364,985.80 ... 2,792,722.18 839.758.31 „ Totol *18,381,800.78 2,108,595.01 Corresponding week last I®** 14419,079.14 1,789,118.96 The following quotations of local stocks aro funnelled by Messrs. Hamoioml & Gage: First National Bank... Third National 8ank,.... Fifth National Bank Commercial National Bank,... German National Bunk Manufacturers' National BmiV, Corn Exchange National Bank., City National Bank Cook County National Bank... 166 National Bank of Illinois lio National Bank of C0mmerce..,,,,,.., 1 104 *[* Chicago City Bailway * ICO 165 West Division Eailway 175 155 North Division Railway 95 100 Pullman Palace Car 112 U5 Elgin Watch Company 205 no Chkago Qae-Ught and Coke Company. 108 110 Chamber of Commerce 94 95 Traders' Ins. Co 90exdiv.l02 Sales—slo,soo Cook County National Bank at 100 ; $5,000 Com Exchange National Bank at 120 if; $12,000 Chamber of Commerce at 9i# to 95 ; SIO,OOO Pullman Palace Car Company at 112. LOCiX STOCK AXD 203TD BC4BKET. Messrs. Lunt, Preston & Kean quote as fol lowa this afternoon: Buying, Selling, 5-20 aof »62 118# ' 118# 5*22? 2* m# ‘ ns# 5-20* of *65 U9# Xl9# s>2oe of *OS, Jan. and July 117# 117# 5-20s of *67, Jan. and July 119# 119# 5-20sof *69 Jan. and July 117# 117# U. 8. 6s (new issue). UG 116# Gold and Gold Coupons. uc# 117# Gold Exchange 117# Sterling Exchange 1085£@X09# Northern Pacific Gold 7-30 a 100 & int. Chicago City 7a 99# & int. Cook County 75,. £»#&lnt. Illinois. County and Township 10s. 92(395 .... 160’s Not War 1812 120’s Not War 1812 Agricultural College Land Scrip. COMMERCIAL Satcudat Evsxcto, April 26. The following wore tho receipts and shipments of the leading articles of produce in Chicago daring the past twenty-four hours, and foe the corresponding date one year ago; SECETPTS. Flour, brls.... Wheat, bn. Corn, bu. Oats, bu.... Kye- bu Barley, bu ; Grass seed, lbs Flaxseed, Its Broom corn. 1t5.,.. Cured meats, 1t5.... Beef, brls Fork, brls Bard, Its Tallow, 1t5....;.... Butter, lbs Dressed hogs, No.. Live hogs, 50...,. Cattle, No Sheep, No Hides, lbs High wines, brls.... Wool, Its Potatoes, bu Lumber, m ft Shingles, m Lath, m Salt, brls 6,790 11,910 107, COO 66,782 700 3.240 37,710 1.240 12,500 i 188,140‘ 19,650[ 17,675 38,879 129 10,763 6,2071 6531 C 1,9571 398 127,289 10,320/ 1,313| 2,130| 2C5 110| Withdrawn from store on Friday for city con sumption : 4,016 bu wheat; 3,893 bn com; 383 ha oats; 923 bu rye; 2,077 ha barley. With for do during the week, 20,023 bu wheat; 12,420 bucom; 20,575 bu oats ; 5,866 bu rye; 11,382 bu barley. The following grain has been inspected into store this morning, up to 10 o’clock: 7 cars wheat; 120 cars com; 18,400 bn No. 2 do, and 32,700 bu rejected do by canal; 13 cars oats ; 10,000 bu No, 2 do, and 4,000 bu rejected do by canal; 6 cars rye; 1 car barley. Total, (152 cars), 130,000 bu. The following were the receipts and shipments of breadstuffa and stock at this point during the week ending with this morning, and for corre sponding weeks ending as dated: btceots. April 20, April n, April 37. 1873. 1873, 1872. . 63,765 42,030 26,051- 82,131 60,538 41,605 ,433,625 282,277 626,673 ,236,853 314,440 103,470 3,620 3,277 4,230 40,070 19,620 12,945 69,323 65,236 45,482 18,781 20,244 14,539 Flour, brls.... Wheat, bu...., Com, bu Oats, bu Bye, bu....... Barley, bu live hogs, No. Cattle, No Flour. bris 45,639 42,166 24,637 Wheat, bu .168,139 101,007 126,805 Com, bu . ...527,456 82,821 731,849 Oats, bu ..168,748 165,970 189,904 Bye, Ira 1,200 4,204 7,578 Barley, bn 47,208 42,781 36,939 Live hogs, No 49.786 43,527 43,002 Cattle, No 14,857 15,613 12,531 The proprietor of one of the grain-doctoring and mixing mills that disgrace this city is trying to make people believe that the charges against the nefarious trade, and the men who conduct it, ore falsa; first, because there is no doctored barley above the grade of rejected in the Bock Island Elevators, and, secondly, because he has not a sulphur bath in his mill, and u would not touch doctored barley” if ho know it. The lat ter claim is true, bat its value may be under stood when it is knownthathosendshis inferior barley to other mills to be put through the brim stone process, and then has it sent away with all po edible speed to find a customer before it' u spoils.” Even if it were true that there is no sulphurated barley above the grade of rejected in the houses named, the fault lies with the In spectors, and not with the gentlemen who do the doctoring. But our remarks included grain mixing as well as grain-doctoring, and there can be no doubt that the selling value of every grade of barley in the Bock Island Elevators Has been depreciated, either by mixing or doctoring, or both. Neither is there room to - doubt that the selling value of every bushel of barley in this city has been de preciated by these vile processes, though prac ticed on only a part of the grain. Wo are as sured that our straight No. 2 barley (any house but the Bock Island) is just as good as the Canadian barley, which is bringing 20@25c per bu more in New York. There is no reason why the two should not sell at exactly the price, outside of the distrust felt by Eastern dealers, who fear to take hold of any barley from thin city, because some of it has been tampered with. However much the manipulators may blow about their right to do what they will with their own property, the honest portion of mankind can see but little difference between this practice and the raising of checks on a bank. But there is good reason to hope that the thing will be stopped, though not without strong opposition, as the mixing business is abetted, U not carried on, by some men who have been honored with high office in the commercial community. - The honest dealers in grain will welcome the following order, issued by the Chief Inspector. It has the right ring to it: Notice is hereby given that, in order to prevent gross Injustice to holders of warehouse receipts for low grades of grain, the Assistant Inspectors will be instructed, on and after this date, to pass all groin that may arrive in an unmerchantable condition, or that has been subjected to any chemical process, or that has been mixed with screenings or other refuse matter as “ unmerchantable.” TV. B. TUnpgg, Chicago, April 26,1873. Chief Inspector. A country shipper who read this notice said he was glad of it. Ho had doctored grain him self, as a good many others did; but occasion ally they would get tripped up on a car, and the loss was more than the gain on doctoring amounted to. Undoubtedly he spoke the senti ments of all hut the Chicago sharper ones, who can play the bower every time. It is a singular fact that some of our largest receivers of grain from the country are On the bear side of the market, especially in com, which would seem to bo directly contrary to the interests of their clients. They havo evidently sold short, but whether for themseiroa or for their customers is not generally known. THE SUBSETS. There was a fair amount of trading in produce to-day at about the same average of prices as on Friday, provisions and com being weak, while wheat tended upwards. The weather was better Um beretoXore, being wanner, Ra4.withaat rain, but stil far from clear. The receipts of produce were not such as to make a material dif ference in prices. The shipping movement was more active, owing to an easier feeling in freights. Dry goods met with a good demand from country merchants and from local retailers, at about former rates, prices of most articles rul ing steady and firm. The grocery market Was without new features worthy of special mention. The demand 000110068 to 'improve, and prices seem to be working a little firmer, though nomi nally unchanged. Butter continues to come for ward sparingly, and anything, good enough for table use finds buyers at full prices. Low grades are slowly accumulating. The hagging trade was qniet, and former quotations wore unchanged. Nothing occurred in the cheese market to dis turb the quiet that has so long prevailed, and prices remain easy at 15@160 for New York fac tory, and at 13@150 for Western do. Coal was dull. Canned goods wore moving to a moderate extent at the quoted prices. No change was vis ible in the fish and dried fruit markets. Hay was in bettor supply, and was easier, the tendency being downward. Hides ruled-quiet and com paratively steady at 11%0 for light cured, and at 109£o for heavy do. There were no changes in oils, points, pig iron, tobacco, and wood. The pleasanter weather has produced a rather more cneerfol feeling among lumber dealers. Though trade is still far from being active, there is more inquiry on local account, and the coun try trade is also improving. Excepting common boards, which are 50c off, there was no change in yard prices. The offerings at the wholesale market were fair this morning, and quite a num ber of cargoes were disposed of, though the de mand does not appear to be urgent, and prices for most descriptions are barely sustained. A large fleet is expected In the first of next week, but , the market can hardly be considered in running order until the west shore ports ; are open. Green Bay is not yet navigable, and the ice blockade has prevented vessels from entering or departing from any of the other ports on this side, which were previously open. The market for metals and noils continues fairly active and steady. The demand for iron is fair for the season, a firm tone, being noticed in regard to all imported stock, while common bar is rather easy. Naval stores met with a tolerably fair inqnuy at the quoted prices. There has been some inquiry for wool for a day or so past from Western, manufacturers, prices generally favoring buyers. Hops remain quiet and un-' changed. The demand for broom-corn was fair, the quoted prices being generally sustained. Seeds were in good re quest and very firm. Timothy advanced lOe,. now quoted at 83.50@4.00 for fur to choice seed; •the offerings are only fair. Potatoes wore infair sunpiy and lower; the shipping demand has fallen off, and trade is principally local. Green frnits were quiet and unchanged. There was a moderate focal; inquiry for poultry, turkeys being scarce and firm. Chickens are more plenty, and nardly as C,m Eggs were in moderate re quest, and weak at 12@13c. - Lake freights were doll and inactive. Carriers still hold to their quotation of 15 and 160 asked for wheat and com to Buffalo, but there is prob ably about as much truth in it as in the claim of a savage Chief to he called “ King of the Uni verse.” The charters effected yesterday at 180 for wheat by steam to Kingston are about equal to U%e for -com by sail to Buffalo, and it is whispered that some of the com charters made two or three weeks ago have been given up at lie, the intending shipper paying the difference. At the same time, it should be stated that, the shippers are patting their best foot foremost to eocnro a decline in freights, and this backing down may be one of the steps in this flank movement. It was rumored also that rail freights are down to -15 c per 100 lbs to New York, but wo are assured that the regular lines do not accept, a mill less than 55c, and the ir regular, not loss than 50c. Highwines were quiet, and rather dull, at Fri day’s quotation, at 86}fc bid and 87c asked. Bales were limited to 50 brls’at 87c per gallon. Provisions were rather quiet, and weak. Mesa pork declined 40@450 per bri, and lard 100 per 100 lbs, the weakness being greatest on May op tions, which were liberally offered by parties who expect deliveries to bo made on Thursday next, which they were not prepared to receive. This dragged down June options by revealing the fact that tbs demand for both has died oat. The shorts appear to havo been nearly all filled, and no .one wants to invest at present prices, which are generally understood to be the result of on unnatural speculative inflation. Even meats weakened in sympathy, though in very light stock, being quoted fully Ko per lb lower on English cuts. Tho market closed at the following rango of prices; Mess pork, cash or seller April, 817.35® 17.40; do ssller May, 517.40@17.45; do seller June, 817.D5@18.00; do seller July, 518.20@18.25; prime mess, none here; old pork, $16.50@17.00. Lard, cash or seller April, ?9.05@9.10; do seller May, 83.10@9.12X; do seller June, 89.23@9.50; do seller July, 59.5d@9.55. Sweet pickled hams quoted at Dry salted meats quotable at for shoulders; 89f@89£c for short nbs; and 9@9,}£e for short clear. Boxed shoulders, 6Jjj@7c. English meats, 9@9%e for short ribs; 9}£@oi£o tor short clear. Bacon is quoted at 8c for shoulders, 10c for clear riba, lOVo for short clear, and 12}f(3>Uo for hams, all painted. Mesa beef, 89.00@9;25; extra mess do, 810.00@10.25; beef hams, $28.00@29.50. City tallow, 7%@So; grease quotable at SV@GJfo. Sales were reported of 500 hrls mess pork sellar May at 817.60; 500 hrls do at 817.40; 500 hrls do seller June at 818.40; 600 hrls do at 818.35; 1,000 hrls do at 818.30; 600 hrls do at 818.25; 250 hrls do at 818.10; 500 hrls do at 818.05; 8,500 brla do at 813.00 ; 850 tes lard seller May at 89.10; 750 les do seller June at $9.30; 500 tea do at 89.25 : 275,000 lbs short ribs seller May at 8%o; 100,000 lbs do seller Juno at 9}£o ; 250,000 lbs do seller June at 93^0; 250,000 lbs do at 9%c. The Daily Commercial Beport gives the follow ing as the shipments of provisions from this city for tho week ending April 24, 1873, and since Nov. 1, 1872 ; also comparative figures: Hid. , Aeked. ... 150 ..i ... 137 140 ... 137 ... ......140 145 ...... 105 115 1872. 1872. 5,150 7,833 109,200 15,630 8,423 6,079 34,162 159,094 22,559 22,379 111,354 47,049 2,000 1.034 1,300 55,100 7,439 5,394 82,673 40.000 678,930 5 51 65.000 13,347 1028,013 65,140 IS 18,275 14,510 17,450 35,830 12 7,038 2,250 21,300 6,600 10,369 3,964 7,281 2.152 751 67,060 256 97,850 328 56,534 215 1,050 260 89,320 6,909 2,297 2,200 351 70 115 275,784 1,235 2,734 2,294 925 1,921 1,605 116 772 141 1,360 Pork, Lard, Han* ShouUTr* Middle*, hrit, let. U*, lb*, lb*. TTkedgApr.3l. 3,853 1,901 8,128 258,000 1.449.E00 Same week’Ti.. 4,298 1,703 1,810 1,004,300 1,184.400 Since Nov. h *73. 1fi5,659|181,978 55,171 36,754,114 148.C50.615 Same time , 71>72» 75.715|114.613 1 fi7,&43i2tU81,40l 90,794.373 The shipments In detail were as follows: Shoulders, 292 bxa; short rib, 655 bxs ; short clear, 170 bxs ; long clear, 235 bxs; long hams, 303 bxa; Stretfords, 143 bxa; Staffordshire, 75 bxs; South Staffordshire, 250 bxs; Irish cut, 63 bxs; bacon, 40 bxa; long rib, 53 bxa; Gumberlands. 90 bxs ; shoulders, 310 pcs; short ribe, 8,570 pcs; Yorkshire, 10 bxa; long backs, 33 bxa. The bulk of the meats now going out are spring cured. Plour was very quiet, there being scarcely any thing wanted, except on one direct order for a round lot of Minnesotas. Prices were unchang ed, holders being quits firm, in their views m sympathy with the tone prevailing in the wheat market. Bran was firm. Sales were reported of 800 brla spring extras (Minn.) at $6.50; 50 brio do at $5.50; 300 brls do on private terms; 120 brla spring superfinesat 83.50; 100 brls do at $3.40; 40 brls'rye flour at $4.35. Total, 1.410 brls. Also 10 tons bran at $10.25 at mill, and 10 tons do at $10.25 on track ; 10 tons middlings at $12.00 delivered. The following were the quo tations at the close: Fair to choice white winter extras $ 8.25 Bed winter extras. 7.00 Good to choice spring extras 5.75 T<owto medium 4.75 Minnesotas (patent) BJ2S Good to fancy Minnesota 5.50 Spring superflnes 3.90 Bye flour 4d5 Bran. .' 10.00 Middlings,... 10.00 Wheat was less active in the general market, but strong, and averaged about the same os yes terday, though receipts were larger, and tho weather more favorable. But Now Xork was stronger, and the understanding that a decline in freights had occurred brought out a good shipping demand, which was believed to be large ly on Canadian account, some being for New England points. Hence our aggregate of cash sales is considerably larger than for several days past, though there was much less trading in op tions. In that department the bull and the bear dements sparred rather than fongbt, but it was generally understood that the bull side has recently received a considerable accession of strength, which made the bears afraid to act. Seller May opened at 31.25, declined to 31.24%, advanced to 1.25%, fell to 1.25 X, and improved to $1.25% at the close. Seller Juno sold at 51.27%@1.28%, and seller the month or regular No. 2 spring at 6L21X@X.25. all closing at the outside. Strictly fresh receipts of No. 2 spring closed at $1.25 %, and No. 3 spring atSI.I6. Re jected do was nominal at 96c. Cash sales were reported of 2,000 bn No. 2 spring at 31.25 X; 59,200 bu do at 31.25; 25,000 bn do at 81.24%; 15,000 bu do at 31.24%; 6 . 000 ba do at 31.24 X; 6,600 bn No. 3 spring at 31.16. Total 112,800 bu. Corn was active, but went, declining per bn, though reported stronger in Sow York. The cause ot the easier feeling was more liberal offerings from holders, due to larger recepts here, and probably to the prospect of finer weather, as the com crop would be all right if it should clear up now. The weakness was great est on the May option, holders being afraid of large deliveries on the first ot the month and anxious to avoid farther weakening before that time in consequence. There was no shipping demand apparent, except for a few car lots of rejected at 3SK@34e. Seller May opened at 37% c, advanced to 380, declined to and closed at 37% c. Seller Juno sold at 40@10%0, closing at 40>go. Seller July sold at 41%@42>gc, ,w3 soilot Aucuat fit iS&&iSX<h B«U« tto month, or regular No. 2, sold at SGJ£S37tf c dosing at 37e. Strictly fresh receipts wore in active. Cash sales were reported of 25 000 bn No. 2at 37jfc; 15,000 bn do at 37 Wo: 10 000 bn doatß7o; 5,000 bn do at 367' c; 5,000 bn reiect od at 3io; l,6oo_bu do at 33>^c; 11,400 bn do at 35 }fe, afloat; 400 bn cars at 3So. on tract Total, 74,000 bn. Oats were in good speculative demand bnl principally for June delivery, which option was very strong early at yesterday's outside quota tions, then eased down slightly after the outside orders had been filled. There was little demand for cash lots, and May deliveries were relatively weak, owing to the fear that they will be heavy in amonnt. There are plenty of oats here, and plenty back in the country, but operators say that few oats have been sown, and that it is now too lata to count upon a crop from teed that is not already put into the ground. Seller June Opened at Sic, ana de clined to 53%0 at, the close. Seller May sold at 31%@31%c, and seller the month at 31@31%c, both closing at the in side. Cash sales were reported of 7,000 bn at 31#o; 5,000 bn at 31%o; 14,000 bn at 31o; GOO bn (special honse) at 31 Vc; 5,000 bn rejected at 30c; 600 bu do at 29Wc. Total, 32,200 bn. Bye was qniet and |£o higher. There is little offering, and not much demand. Bound lots of regular No. 2 are quoted at G9@fi9Xc, and fresh receipts, in car lots, nt 70c. Seller May is nomi nal at 70c. Cash sales were reported of 400 bu No. 2at 70c; 800 bu do at C9%c; 800 hu do at 690. Total, 2.000 bn. Barley was dull and inactive, the recently ex posed irregularities having taken all the life oat of the trade. In the absence of shipping orders the only inquiry is for one or two lots for seller May, which is nominal at 70c ; and the shorts welcome the trouble in hopes that it will enable them to fill in at a still farther decline. Car-lots of No. 2, in other houses than the Bock Island, were quoted at 75@780. No. 3 was nominal at 65@66c, and rejected at 45@46c, outside the Bock Island. Cash sales were limited to 400 bn No. 3 at 65c, and 400 bn, by sample, at 74c. CHICAGO LIVE STOCK MARKET. Bcview tor tbe TTcek Ending' Sulem . day Evening, April 2U. Saxubdax Evening, April 28. The receipts of live stock daring the week ;havo v been as follows; Monday...., Tuesday.... Wednesday. Thursday... Friday..... Saturday.... Total Sometime last week...... Week before last Week ending April B Total, 4 weeks -. 70,383 204,871 24,015 Sameperiodln 1872 62,194 131,094 a,9 34 Increase ; 18,188 113,777 2^631 Shipments were as follows: Monday..... Ttlcaday Wednesday., Thursday... -Friday. ~ - Total... Last week. CATTLE—To-night closes another week of re- markable activity in the market for beef cattle. Lest week’s supply of 19,853 has been followed by 19,355 this week, a much larger number than ever received during a corresponding period in any former season. Yet such has been the char acter of the demand that the supply at no tuns seemed oppressive, and the market maintains the firm tone that has characterized it for the past four weeks or more. Notwithstanding the fact that within the past fortnight over 30,000 beeves have been sent eastward from this point, alone, there has been no overplus in any of the markets below, and no depreciation in values. The truth is that the middle and Eastern States are now pretty thoroughly drained of fat cattle, and from this time forward until early fall, the sea-board markets must depend olmost entirely upon the West for their supplies of beef. Lur ing the first half of the week the arrivals, com paratively, were moderate, and prices took a sharp npward turn, advancing a strong all around, but under the unexpectedly heavy re ceipts of Thursday and Friday (9,215 head were yaided) a somewhat easier feeling obtained, nM at the close prices show very lictlo difference from those current at the close of the previous week. As to the quality of the offerings no fault can bo found. the bulk consisting of smooth well-fattened, well matured steers of from 1,100 to 1.450 lbs average, for which the ruling prices were §5.00@6.00. The demand for stockers continues uninteruptedly active, and prices have further advanced, good to prime lots now commanding $4.75(25.00, while poor to medium descriptions are salable at 84.00(5)4.50. That feeders feel justified in paying these extreme prices, indicates unbounded faith in the future of the market. New milch cows have undergone no material change in value, selling steadily at $20.00@45.00 per head for poor to choice. The inquiry for veal calves has been fair at $3.75@—according to quality. - The receipts of Texas cattle have been liberal and mainly of de sirable quality t moat of the offerings consisting of good to choice corn-fed steers of from 1,100 t01,200 lbs average. For these the prevailing rates were $4.75(2)5.40, though in & few instances a shade higher figures were obtained. Bough thin lota sold at $4.00(24.50. The traffic in this [ foreign stock during the approaching season I promises to fully equal, if, indeed, it does not i exceed, that of any previous year known in the history of the trade. The sources of supply in Texas and the lower Indian country are practically inexhaustible, and as the facilities for marketing the stock are be ing increased and improved from year to year, the trade may be expected to exhibit a steady growth. Already we hear of immense droves that have been started northward, it is esti mated that at Elsworth, -Wichita, and Coffee villo alone over 500,000 cattle will be received this year. Owing to the unparalleled steady se verity of the past winter, and the extreme back wardness of spring, the cattle will not be ready for market at aa early a period os in former rea sons, hut they will undoubtedly come in better condition, the experiences of the past baying clearly demonstrated that there is no money to be made in sending them forward until they ars fit for slaughter. To-day the demand for the different grades was fairly active, and a firm tone pervaded the mar ket throughout. Large as was the supply about, everything was worked off, sales making at $3.50 @5.25 for inferior to medium, and at $5.40@6.4S lor good to extra. Following are the closing QUOTXTiaXS. Extra—Graded steers averaging 1,450 Us and upwards $5.2506.50 Choice Beeves—Fine, fat, well formed 3jeor to 5 year old steers, averaging 1,300 to 1,450168 5.7506.1(1 Good Beeves—‘Well-fattened, finely formed steers, averaging 1,200 to 1,300 tbs 5.4003.65 Medium Grades—Steers in fair flesh, aver aging 1.100 to 1,300 lbs.; 5 OQQS.SQ Butchers* Stock—Common to fair steers, and good to extra cowa, fox city slaughter, averaging 800 to 1,100 lbs 4.0005.00 Stock Cattle—Common cattle, in decent flesh, averaging 700 to 1,080 tt»s 3A505.W Inferior—Light and thin cows, heifers, stags, bulls, and acallawag steers 3.0004-00 Cattle—'Texas, Northern wintered 4.0004.50 Cattle—Corn-fed Texas...: 4.7505.40 @10.50 @ 8.53 @ 6.70 @ 5.75 @ll.OO @ 8.05 @ 4.75 @ 4.40 @10.50 @14.00 HOGS—A. more active demand has existed since tho date of our last weekly review, and rather better prices have prevailed. The re ceipts, as will bo seen, have increased some, but the supply no more than kept pace with the legitimate wants of tho trade, and at the close of the' week we find prices about 15@20c higher than on Saturday last. The quality is improv ing a little, bnt the average is still very poor, common, coarse, uneven; and mixed lots of from 170 to 210 lbs average comprising tbs great bulk. To-day, trading was active and prices wore firm and higher. Bayers took hold with more than usual interest, and sales were quick at 35.25@ 5.35 for poor to common, at $5.10@5.45 for medium, and at 35.50@3.65 for good to choice. One or two extra lots fetched 35.70. The market closed steady at the above quotations: .Vo. jlr. /*nco.| 57 210 $5.50 25 169 5.65 63 200 6.37W 64 235 6.40 S3 227 6.45 53 218 5.55 68 223 6.65 70 122 6.40 06 193 5.50 54 235 5.40 38 ' 302 6323 63 241 6.50 56 139 6.40 49 239 6.45 55 237 6.40 79 167 5.40 52 223 6.43 141 196 5.50 61 216 6.45 So, Av. Price. 67 199 $5.50 64 234 6.50 64 184 5.40 63 318 6.45 64 234 5.50 67 370 5.63 V 55 230 5.65 65 389 6.70 , 63 236 6.35 1 24 200 6.40 69 243 5.C0 53 210 5.50 61 109 5.40 07 193 6.40 I 21 159 4.75 63 241 6.45 i 64 190 6.50 65 176 5.40 CO 274 6.40 43 210 6.50 i SHEEP—The week just closed has developed nothing new in the sheep market. The ffnpPy and demand continue pretty evenly and prices rule steady ana uniform at $4.00(3' 4.75 lor poor to common, at $5.00@5.50 for njj* dium, and at $5.75@6.50 /or good to reali/ choice. Most of the woek*s business was trag* acted within the range of $4.75@6.00. Cattle, Huge. Sheep, .... 3,302 8,093 219 .... 3,018 8,013 1,703 .... 9,953 12,223 1,803 .... 4,003 14,333 955 .... 5,207 10,708 653 800 7,000 .... 19,355 60,930 5,338 19,853 66,388 7,057 14,15 V 64,959 6,033 17,020 82,594 7,083 Cattle, Hogg, Sheep, 1,552 7,174 ..... - 731 ... 11,930 41,024 1,729 .... 17,325 45,816 3,818 |.Vo. Av. Pria* 43 223 $.'.50 63 202 6.SS 63 175 iX‘H 67 183 5.40 22 206 5> 62 221 5.57H 64 110 6.50 06 253 5.70 45 304 5.33 48 243 5.50 CO 239 6.45 54 230 5.40 64 130 . 5.35 106 193 5.<0 76 314 5.a) 71 163. 5.« 51 261 6.6> 70 205 5.60 52 361 6.10

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