Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 6, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 6, 1873 Page 1
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VOLUME as, CHINA. CROCKERY. &o. AT RETAIL. Plain Band and Decorated CHINA. DOTATION CHINA, At about half cost of French China. BOHEMIAN GLASSWARE, LAVA. & PARIAN GOODS, SILVER-PLATED GOODS, CUTLERY, WAITERS, &0. Cheaper than at any other Store, F. & E. JAEGER S, 73 WABASH-AV. WE ABB sßXiX.iisro We China Dimer Sets, 141 Pcs,, for $35,00 While China Tea Sets, 56Fcs,,for 13.50 In fhot, wo aro closing out our entire Wholesale Btoak, at Hotall, AT WHOLE SALE] PRICES, in order to make room for an elegant Betail Stock for Spring Trade. UUnitißiis. 219 West Madison-st. PROPOSALS. ARTESIAN WELL MEN. In coroplisnoo with Instructions from the City Council of the city of Denver, Colorado, proposals, and so mark, ed, will bo received by mo for tho sinking of an Artesian Well to tho depth of 3,000 foot, providing flowing water U not obtained at a loss depth. The Well to bo six Inches In diameter, and cased. Twoufy-flve percent to bo paid when each (our hundred foot Is sunk, and tho balance when tho contract Is completed (all to bo paid In curren cy). Didders must state tho rate per each one hundred feet, and ho prepared to give sufficient bonds to Insure tbo faithful prosecution of the work. Tho right Is re served to reject any or all bids. Work to commence by July I. W. J. BARKER, Chairman Committee on Water for Irrigation, Denver, Colorado. Notice to Builders. Proposals wanted for building a Warehouse fifty by ou hundred foot, two stories and basement. Part payment to bo mode In real estate. Apply at 110 Madison-st., from 13 to 1 o’clock. REAL ESTATE. Desirable Investment 1 am Instructed by owner* to odor for sale, on favorable tonne, 5, 10, SO, 80, or 40 aoroa of the property known a* the *'Stool Farm," situated In Soo. 20, T. DO, R. 19, In the eouthvroatern part of the city, bounded north and aoulb by Twenty •sixth and Thlrty-Qist-sts, and oaat and wostby Kodzlo-av. and Mowry-it*. This property adjoin* Lawndale on the south, and U certain to advance rapidly In value. The attention of Capitalists is called to this Advertisement. Apply to JOHN JOHNSTON, AgontforOwners, Room 4, No*. 64 and 86 LaSalle-et. HigjM Pari Bill Co, Office 183 MONROE-ST., Room 4, Kent’* Building. House* and Lota for sale on oasy terms. FRANK P. HAWKINS. Agent. LUMBER. HENRY N. HOLDEN. Wholesale and Retail Dealer In all kinds of HARDWOOD LUMBER, Also, Mahogany, Rosewood, Florida Cedar, Veneers, &o. . ... . Particular attention paid to filling bills for any kind of Hardwood or Fanoy Lumber. OFFICE ABB YAED-flO. 211 Sontl MaM-St. REMOVALS. BAIK OF 10HTREAL, THE OFFICE OF THE BANK OF MONTREAL HAS BEEN REMOVED TO TUB MAJOR BLOCK, Corner of LaSalle anil Mison-sts, WM, BIOHAEDBONi Manager. REMOVAIi. GrILLET, McOULLOOH & 00, Proprietors GlUet’s Chemical' Works, manufacturers Fla taring Extracts, Baking Powder, «ko., hare removed to 64 and 86 South Wator-st., between Wabash and Mlohl* g« n avt., where they will be pleased to soo tholr friends. Mrs. Stoughton Has removed her Millinery and Dressmaking Parlors to 364 WABASH-AV., CORNER HARRISON BT. REMOVAL. Dr. B. W. EDWARDS has removed his oflloo to No. 101 South Clark-at., botweon Monroo and Madison. X)OR- ’WOODYATT Has removed to 90 Washlngton-st., botweon Clark and Dearborn. Office hours: oto 13 and 4to 6. SEWING MACHINES. WILLCOX & GIBBS SEWING IAGHM Kemovud from 573 Wubnili-av. to 39 SOUTH OLARK-ST, • iQonoml Agent. CARRIAGES. BREWSTER & GO., OF BROOME-ST., Darkrooms, Pifth-av., cor. Fourteenth-st., USTB'W TOES. Elegant Carriages, Inallthefashionablevarlotlos, from original designs of our owu and tho best stylos of Paris and London, oxciulb- Itoly finished In all Silk-Satins, French Morocco, and the finest Broadcloths. Special ntlonllon Is called to tho fact that every Carriage offered In mir Warorooras la tho pro duction of our well known IHIOOME-BT. FACTO- ItY» and equal, in every respect, to those built to too orderof the most valued customer. In addition to our stock of tho LARGER ’ ** offer a comploto assortment of ROAD with and without tops, IN ALL WEIGHTS, for PLEASURE DRIVING OR SPEEDING, embracing In tholr conitruo- Uon tho various Improvements Introduced by ns during the past fifteen years, and which have made the BBEWSTER WAGON” The Standard for Quality. OUR PRICES BEING FIXED AND UNIFORM TO ALL, orders bymall have equal advantages with those placed In person. To present confusion, the public will ploaso remember that wo aro not connooted with a Joint Stock Company of Carriage Dealers now Booking to share our reputation by adopting a firm name similar to our own. BREWSTER & CO. OF BROOMB-ST. Vateiooms, Piftli-av,. oor. Ponrtaenth-at. CARRIAGES. B. M. STIVEBS, Cl 114, 146, 148, 150 ml 152 Fast TMrtMlrst-st., N3W YORK, g“*uK?^ TO RENT.' OFFICES. A few Very Desirable Offices are offered for rent in the Trib une Building. Single or in suites. With and without Vaults. English Tile Floors through out the Building. Elevator running during all business hours. These Offices are not equaled in the city. The best for all classes of business requiring a central lo cation. W. C. DOW, , Room 1 Nevada Block. TO BENT. MARBLE-FRONT STORE And Basement, No. 638 West Lako-st.. near Paulina. First-rate location for any kind of business. Size 26x78 ■ cot. Hont cheap to a good tenant. Apply to owner, J. D. WEBER, on promise*, RoomS, or 279 Park-tv, MM House, Milwaukee, for root until September or October to a small family, a fumisbodhonse In the Adire “ "WisouNsm^mFioK.^ For Kent. Corner Store, and two connected with Hotel, In Briggs House, corner of Flfth-av. and Randolph-st. Apply to PHASE St ADAMfi, 81 Brian Block. . FINANCIAL. Liar Harms Guk In pursuance of a decree of the Superior Court of Cook County, all persons having clalme against this Company aro notified to appear before trank Dennison, Ksn., Mas ter In Chancery, at bis Office, Room* Nos. 67 and 66 Brean Block, LaSalls-it., in Chicago, and prove their claim*. The undersigned will attencf at said place on tbo 10th. 12th, 13tb, 14th, and IBtlidnysof May Inst., at 2 o clock la the afternoon of each day. Claims not proven will not participate in tbo first dividend. _ . v v GEORGE CHANDLER, Receiver. SnnrzLDT A Ball., Attorneys. ZDIGr- We have Attorneys everywhere, and collect the claim* of Wholesale Merchants and others In any part of the COLLECTION AGENCY, 146 MadUon-st. WE BTJY AND SELL Business Paper, And negotiate loans on Collaterals. WEEM & BREWSTER, Bonkers, 90 Wasliington-st. Money to Loan. In sums of twenty-five thousand dollars and upwards, 8 *»,.».• ttau, on Room 9 Tribune Hutl ding. GENERAL NOTICES. HUMBOLDT PARK Residence Association. The Memhors of the HUMBOLDT PARK RHBI DKNOK ASSOCIATION arc hereby invUod to a Qonerol Meeting of the Shareholders on THURSDAY, May 8, at Bn in., In tholr olUcs in Greonobamn’a Budding, No. 78 Flfth-av., Itoom 4. The prcaoooo of every member Is solicited. CHARLES PROEBBTINO, Secretary. NOTICE. All subfloribora to and parties interested In tbo FEMALE SEMINARY at •WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Aro requested to moot at tbo office of G. A. CHAMBERS & 0O„ No. 4 Honoro Block, on THURSDAY, May 8, at 2 o'olook p. m. By order of Oommlttoc. CAUTION. W. W. PLUMB is no longer in our employ. HIBBARD & SPENDER. Teubner’s Edition OF LATIN AND OEEEK AT L, BOHIOK & 00,'S, 102 East Madison-sl SAFOI.IO. ENOCH MORGAN’S SONS’ S AL OLIO Isa substitute for Boap for all Household pur« poies, except washing olotbos. SAL* OLIO For cleaning your bouse this Spring trill save tho labor of ono oloanor. . S AL OLIO O -will not Injure or discolor Paint, but restores col g or and brightness. Try it. « S A LOLIO O Cleans "Windows without water, and tares the m trouble of removing curtains and carpets. §sa lc " li o ° Brighton* Knives at earootlmo they aro washed, aavlng time and labor. Uso It. . » R.S ALO L I O o Cleans Bath-Tuba, Tables, Floors, do., quicker U and bettor than Soap. Try Item SAL OLIO g Poll.hm Tin, Bm», Cooper, nndnil Moul Wire., S rendering them as bright as now. *• SALO L I O ** For washing Dishes and Gtaaswaro Is invaluable. H Olieapor than Soap. 'SAP OLIO Removes Stains from Matblo Mantels. Tables, end Statuary, from Hard-finished Walls, and from China and Porcelain. 10 Delta. S-A.IF 3 OLIO Romoyos Stains and Grease from Carpels and otb or woven fabrics. Depot, 80 and 88 South Wator-st., OHIOAGO, ILL. AUCTION SALES. 9S PMHTB6S At Auction, TO-MORROW, ' B "2* butters & CO.’, 55 & 57 South Caual-st. ’POSITIVE SALIS. ' _ INSURANCE. Phoenix Ins. Co,, 03? HARTFORD, CORN. Phoenix Ins. Co., OF ST. LOUIS. REMOVED TO 149 & 151 Madison-st. JAMES AYAU3, JB„ Agent. con LIVER OIL. •wiiixisooxr’s CARBOLATED COD LIVER OIL Is a gpoolilo and Radical Onto for CONSUMPTION and soaonrLOTJS diseases. Remember the name, “Willson’s Oarbolatod Cod Liver Oil." It comes In largo wedge-shaped bottles, bearing the , inventor’s signature, and Is sold by the boat Druggists. 'Prepared by J. H, "Willson, 30 Platt-st,, N. Y, For sals by all Druggists. RUBBER GOODS. T&b Oriiinal Gooflyear RUBBER STORE. HALLO OK & WHEELER, 160 Randolph st., near LaSallo; Rubber and Leather Pelt ing, Engine and Conducting Hose, and all kinds of Rubber Goods. LOTTERY. $75,000 IN CASH FOR sl. OMAHA LOTTERY! To erect tho Nebraska State Oimhan Asylum, to bo drawn la public May 20, 1878. Positively. Tickets ill each, or Six for 86. Tickets seat by Express S. 0.U., It aoalrod. I d.lb Prise. STB.OIIO t I Cash Prize. 820,000; I Cash Prize, 816,- a, Wo will send a certificate of 20 tickets on ro of 810. and tho balance, 810 more, to be deduct ed from the Prizes after the drawing. For balance of Prizes send for Circular. Endorsed by hi* Excellency, Got. W. 11. James, and the best businessmen of tho Bute. AGENTS WANTED. Address . J. M. PATTER, Manager,JJmaha^Ngh^ WANTED. etxa.'tecl. 2 Everybody to know that for the noxt IB days, and for the small mm of 83. I will give every person taking one dotencard pictures, one-half docouot etoresooplo vlowi rul - 01 0bl °“°- T. S. JOHNSON. LAWN MOWER. PHILADELPHIA LAWN MOWEB. The Best mid tlio Cheapest 10-INOH OUT ONLY slsl 14-lnoh oat S2O; IMnoh 825; 00-lnch pony for parks 895, Every machine warranted. . „ It is too favorably known to need "mining." Fur sale at my SEED STORE, 250 RUto st., Chicago. X 3. S- HBFFB.ON. BUSINESS CHANCES. To Capitalists. Parties in Chicago desiring a safe, respectable, and standard huelnoss that will pay from 100 to 800 par cent prollt wllllilo..»«adt«M s T „ oaosoN> 63Cortland»et., New York City. OPERA GLASSES. Opera Glasses At cost prices at M. POLAOHEK’S, optician, 70 Madl ion-gt., no.t dour t» MoVlokor'a. FOR SALE. T Squares AT J. O. I.ANlltnmi'H, OFTIOIAN, S3 HtaU'it.. Lutmjon Wa.tilnatou and lUudnlnu. CHICAGO, TUESDAY, MAY 0, 18T3. DIXON'S HORROR. Additional Particulars of (ho Fearful Bridge Dis aster. Thirty-two Women and Six Men Sent Into Eternity, Complete List of the Drowned and Disabled Victims. . The Death-Trap Before and After the Catas trophe. esterday a Day of Agony and Mourning in Dixon. Interviews with Survivors of the Terrible Wreck— The Death Cry. Hairbreadth Escapes and Heroic Views of Engineers on the Truesdell Bridge. Tho community, on loading tho hurried dis patches from Dixon In tho morning p&pors yes terday, were shocked at tho oxtont of tho calam ity there described, but a little hope remained that tho horrors of tho occasion had boon exag gerated. Tho succinct and detailed report of this sad Sunday in tho thriving liitlo country town fully confirms tho hurried announcements of yesterday, and serves to show how wide spread is tho disaster. There is little room for oxaggoration in this sad narrative. Tho mourn fal list of dead and wounded tolls its own tale. Tho majority of tho victims woro young girls budding into womanhood; somo of them, !as soon from tho brief personal rio- I tico below, woro factory girls, the solo support { of aged mothers. Others wore pa-j rents with their! children, enjoy ing the first fluo day of ' the sea son, and watch- ing, with intense interest, the-cer- emony of bap- ism, in which thoir sons and daughters or brothers and sis- tore wore particl-l paling. Thoy woro plunged into tho swollen stream beneath them In a moment, without any other warning than tho crash of the broken frame-work and tho oollapeo of tho ontiro structure. Tho causo of all tbia loaa of life, and tho broken hoarta and desolated homes that it entails was tho adoption by tho city authorities of a bridge of unsound

construction, built in defiance of tho truo prin ciple# of engineering, and reprobated by ovory scientific man whoso opinion is worth haying. It was chosen by tho local authorities of Dixon from a largo number of plans presented, whether from ignorance or dishonesty It is difllcult to toll. If tho latter, tho men who choso it boar to-day tho responsibility of desolating 100 homes, and of causing tho wide-spread misery that must follow so awful a calamity. As tlioy aro human, thoy must excuse themselves to tho accusing voice of conscience. If ignorance was thoir excuse, thoy must boor in mind that thoy wore warned by aoYoral experienced engineers of tho result of putting up so unscientific a structure, and that their failure to take action on this advico has resulted most fearfully to tho innocent citi zens Jwho placed lifo and happiness in thoir hands. THE DISASTER. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Dixon, Loo Co., 111., May 5.—1 reached hero at 3 o'clock this morning. Tho night at that time was dark, tho moon hapng disappeared, and hut a few atari) twinkled in tho dork blue of the flky. Taking tho omnibus, it drove rapidly in tho direction of tho town until stop ped by two men, who carried a lantern-torch. Satisfied that tho grappling-irons they had or dered from Chicago wore on board, they took possession of tho 'bus, andj after a detour to tho hotel, whore a few sleepy passengers alight, tho vehicle continued on its rapid way to tho river. Thoso gentlemen woro Mr. A. Williams, a law yer of Dixon, and Mr, J. B. Kittle, Hoad-Master of'the Illinois Central Kallroad, who had oomo by special train with men from Amboy. They bad walked round by tho railroad bridge, a dis tance of two miles, to got as it was necessary to have them across tho stream by daylight, that tho work of recovering tho bodies might not bo delayed. Their object was delayed by tho absence of a boat, but, after a short time, Oapt. Kip, “tho hunter of Book Bivor,” as ho is familiarly called, camo up and offered to tako us across, Tho offer was gladly accepted, and soon wo were alloat on tho dark stream, propelled by tho strong arms of a lusty huntsman, lie know every crook and crovlco of tho river, and guided his boat with unerring iu slluct. Having landed, a short walk brought us to TUE SCENE OV TUE DIBASTED. On tho rooks below tho abutment of tho bridge sat a dozen men round a wood fire, built to keep out tho cold and dry their saturated clothing. Two or three woro nodding asleep, overcome by Sacrifices. TUE OBAPPLINa-inONS, tbo labors of tlio precoding day; ono smoked dieconaolatoly, and tbo othora gazed mournfully on tho mailing rivor beneath whose cruel waters were tbo forma of beings who, twonty-four hours previous, woro full of life and hope, and for whom loved ones woro wcoping during tbo long watches of tbo night. Tbo air waa chilly, tbo water dark and swift; through tho gloom could bo dimly scon tbo outline of tbo ruined bridge,— tho engine of destruction,—and on tbo other side of tbo river woro lights, indicating the homes to which the dead had boon returned. MOHNINC CAME AT EAST. Tbo sun sbono in aJJ bia glory ns bo did yester day, but bis rising brought no comfort to tboao wboao boarta woro atrickon with Borrow. Tho acono of tbo disaster was in tho midat of lovoly acotiory 5 not wild or grand, but soft and mild, — eo much so, indeed, that it waa bard to realize that bo pure and beautiful a prospect mast boro aftor bo linked in tbo mind of man with a calam ity so torriblo. Tho rivor, following tbo courao of tbo sun, runs cast and west, tbo • fatal brldgo crossing It directly north and aoutb. Somo COO foot oaat of tbo bridge ia a dam, over which tbo waters rolled in tboir mad caroor, boiling into foam. Aboyo tbo dam ia Van Amonn’s Island, planted in tbo middle of tbo rivor, and, above that again, a bay surrounded by bills fringed with dark forest. Thero la no 1 visible opening. Tho water acorns to como out of aomo mysterious cover boueatb tbo bill and tbo forest. Tbo bay ia calm, tbo wator glisten ing as it mirrored tbo morning sun. Tbo cur rent is accelerated aa it approaches tho dam, and by tbo ilmo it roaches tho bridgo acqmrnfl in tbo deeper places a velocity of eioutslii.es ah noun. Half a milo west of, and parallel to, tho lalo bridge, is another, ft far more substantial struc ture, over which tho trains of tho Illinois Con tra! Railroad aro constantly passing. Directly in front of tho bridge is tho main street of Dixon, of which it was a continuation. Tho factory chimney, and stately spires of the town, stood out in bold relief against tho background of tho sky, and tho smoko curled as it rose on tho morning air from tho neat white cottages of tho working men, and from tho more elegant mansions of tho wealthy. Altogether It was a scone that would inspire tho moat matter-of fact mind with enthusiasm, and none could imagine anything but peace and happiness for tho inhabitants of this enchanting Yftlloy. But while these notes afo being made tho men aro preparing for work, and it is proper to go back and toll how it camo that thoy wore gathered on the river bank this morning to perform thoir sad duty to ibo dead. THE BAPTIST CHURCH OF DIXON has boon under tho pastoral care of thoßov. J. 11. Pratt for a period of some nine years. Ills efforts during tho past winter wore crowned with success ;• many persons woro converted and became candidates for baptism. A largo concourse gathered to witness tho coromony., Sorao wont because thoy believed it a sacrod nud indispensable rito of tho church; sonio out of curiosity, some per haps to laugh aud scoff. Tho churches had boon dismissed, and, the day being fine, many woro induced to attend. families wont together, parents and children, and brothers and •sisters, and lovers. Thoy little thought they woro going to death. TUE PLACE SELECTED FOB THE IMMERSION was Immediately west of tho north end of tho bridge. Tho church had gathered on tho bank or levee, which slopes abruptly to • tho water's edgo, tho spectators who woro not immediately concerned In tho exorcises taking possession of tho bridge, whence they could loolc down and command a view of what was going on below. Even to those who do not believe in immersion, tho cer vices are solemn and impressive. Tho congrega tion had assembled to rejoice with thoso who do rejoice; tho converts wore prepared to dedicate themselves to tho service of their Master, under going baptism as an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual groco. Two of tho can didates had boon immersed. A lady named Mrs. Brower was tho third. She wont down to tho water’s edge. Tho minister mot her. Tho choir began to sing as they moved out. Tho specta tors woro hushed and silent, and tho strains of solemn music sounded far over tho valley. SUDDENLY A OWABH AND A DDU'AIBINO BIIBIEIC smoto all hearts with dismay, and well it might, for it was tho death-knoll of many an unbap tlsod soul. Tho bridge had broken. Tho span on which two hundred persons and six horses and buggies woro standing had given away, and 175 of-tbo* UOO woro struggling for life in tho rapid current. They fell from a height of about eighteen foot into tho water from fifteen to twenty foot deep, and ruunluc at the rato of THE DIXON BRIDGE BEFORE THE DISASTER, eight miles an hour. Some sank to rise no more. Somo wore killed boforo they touched tho water. Bomo wore entangled In tho debris. Somo jumped from tho bridge to tho river, and swam ashore. Tho weak generally succumbed. In that mixed mass of men, women, and children, horses and buggies, there wos a slim chance for life. Tho planks of tho bridge were loosened by tho crash, and, floating off, wore tho moans of saving a largo number who clung to them. Those on shore did all they could, bat for many nothing could bo done. Tho larger portion of tho crowd wore on tho sidewalk of tho bridge, between tho hand-rail and tho Iron truss, 15 foot high, which separated tho footway from tho roadway. When tho span gavo way, this truss fell over with tho weight, and imprisoned tho doomed in an iron cage, with which they sunk, and from which thoro was no escape. THE NEWS OF TUB DISASTER spread llko wildfire. It did not take everyone by surprise, for many had learned long boforo that such a calamity was not only possible, but probable. Tho people flocked to tho river hank. Hardly a family In tho city was unrepre sented on tho bridge, and none wore certain they were not bereaved. An immense •crowd gathered on tho south shore, but all they could do was to stand and gazo wistfully over tho stream. Tho entire bridge was almost im passable, for, when one section wont, tho others followed like ton-pins In a row. TII EUR WAS WEEPING AND WAILING, parents Inquiring for tlioir children, children for their parents, and friends for friends. It was a pitiful sight. Strong men wept, women lIDCE AFTER THE DISASTER. THE DIXON Bl fainted, for tbo Angel of Death had boon abroad, and it was difficult to toll what household ho had omitted to enter. The sus pense was awful, Finally, a few advonluroua epirita clambered over tho wrecked bridge at tho imminent peril of their lives, and others took boats and rowed to tho scene of tho catastrophe. ■When tho truth was known, mothers lamented thoir children, tho fatherless cried for thoir stay and support, wives for tho strong arm and true heart on which they had boon accustomed to loan, and husbands for tho lovo of early man hood, whoso beauty and comeliness tho unruly waters wore defacing. And WHEN THE BODIES WERE RECOVERED who can describe the scene ? Those who saw tho woo, tho misery, tho broken hearts, the vain appeals to the dead to return to life, tho bitter anguish of those who, on that beautiful Sabbath day, with tho sun shining so gloriously, tho birds singing so sweetly, and all Nature laugh ing in gladness, wore robbed of all that made life worth having, without whom they had no desire to live, in whom all their affections wore concentrated, will never cease to remember what humanity is sometimes doomed to suf fer. What use is it to say more ? What need to describe tho finding of the bodies, tho eager crowds that gathered around as they wore laid out cold aud stiff m their Sunday raiment, tho agonizing shriek that recognition evoked, tho sobs of men, tho swooning of women, as they embraced tho lifeless forms? Tho corpses wore carried tondorly to tho boats and ferried across tho river, and tho wounded cared for in hospita ble houses, every door being thrown opon for the reception of tho unfortunate. ASSISTANCE DENDEUED AND OFFERED. Mayor Crawford had boon to church, and, ro turning homo, was about to sit down to dinner, whoa a boy ran in and Informed him of what had happened. 110 wont aa fast as ho could to tho ficouo of disaster, and telegraphed to various places for asslatanco. Mr. Ouyior, Superin tendent of tho Galena Division of tho North western llallroad, Immediately telegraphed offer ing all tho resources of tho road to alleviate tho distress of tho sufferers. A dispatch was soon after received from Mr. Kottlo, of Sterling, saying that they woro getting up steam, and would bo in Dixon very soon, with medical aid and other assistance. Tho train soon after arrived with tho doctors, who rendered humane service, and with several car-loads of sympathizing residents of Sterling. Mr. Jacobs, of tho Illinois Central Hoad, who has had years of experience In clear ing away wrecks, was in Amboy when ho hoard tho nows. Ho ordered out a gang of men, and in forly-flvo minutes had steam up, and, with a full heart and ready hand, was on his mission of mercy. Ho camo and saw tho situation of affairs. 110 saw that tho people of Dixon should not bo burdened with any labor others could re lieve thorn of. Bo ho sent his train back to Am boy for a derrick and other apaaratus used in raising bridges. Tho derrick was up and In working order at 2 o’clock in tho morning, and at 3:80 Mr. Jacobs and Ids men woro sitting round tho blazing fagots waiting for daylight to onablo thorn to prose cute their search after tho bodies. 110 was informed that fifteen pr ulxtoou ladies woro hold down by tho debris, and ho brought tho derrick to raise tho»sunkon span, that tho ladies might bo extricated. To him and to Mr. Kottlo and Ur. Cuylor, and to everyone who extended a helping hand to tho stricken people of Dixon in tho hour of their dire necessity, much praiso is duo, • and, If they avo not rewarded hero, they will bo In a hotter sphere, where It is hoped un selfish and uoblo deeds count for something. This morning tho Common Council mot, but as it required a logoi notice to hold a legal moot ing, business of an ofiicial character was post nonod until to-morrow, when another mooting will take place. Tho Mayor ordered all the sa loons to bo closed, and other places of business wore shut by common consent, except dry goods stores, which woro allowed to remain open to supply tho burial clothes. Tho houses wore draped in mourning, tho sym bol of tho feeling of tho ontiro community. Hardly a person escaped tho ca lamity ; it had its ramifications in every heart and a common sorrow bound all cltlr zone together in a bond of charity. Tho riclt responded generously to tho needs of tho poof, many of whom had not tho moans to pay propel - respect tothoii dead. Every class In society, every school, every church, almost oyory family, has a missing member. An affliction so univor sal has hot fallen upon any people in this laud since tho night of tho Chicago firo. eo suddenly plunged into tho depths of unuttor able woo,' is thronged with the mourning friends of the maimed end lost from many parts of tho State. A moro nr presented on tbo of public resort imagined. Moi., avo looking for roluu. tonances exhibiting all tu«. •which they aro harassed. Thu. ■ streets avo as ailont aa ao many cehw,. pooplo acarcely apeak above thoir breath, dlacilßßion ot the terrible subject which isupi moot in thoir mimla la carefully avoided. Now and then men and women, who have just dia covorod each other after weary hours of almost hopoloaa aoaroh and inquiry, can bo aeon em bracing and hand-shaking, and the eight of fami lieu mooting with an absent little one can bo wlt noaaodi but iu many matancoa the joyis halt dispelled by the knowledge of tho fact that othot dear friends will never bo mot on earth again. Every window-blind is down, and ' on nearly every door tho aombro emblem of death W fluttering. What olao ia needed to com plete tliis aad picturo ot a oommumty that only a fow houra ago was. m tho full on joymont of life, health, and a bright, cheerful Bobbnth? If it bo pleasant homos deserted for tho chilly river hank, they can bo plentifully found in Dixon to-day. If .it bo aged people, moaning and wailing for thoir children and their children's children, they, too, can bo found ul almost ovory atop. Tho scene on tho river bank cannot bo adequately described. All through last night, though it waa cold and cheerless, a larco concoureo of people wqh in attendance, pa* tioutly waiting for dawn, when tho work of {searching for bodloa could bo renewed. An<J when daylight did como, and the iirst corpse waa homo to tho ■ ahoro, it painful to 800 tho eagerness with which tho pooplo pressed around to catch “ tho face or the clothes of the dead, llioso.froni whom hope had fled could soon bo distiuguiahed aa tho crowd would fall back from tho body, and rivet thoir gaze again upon the men auo derricks in tho centre of tho rapid stream, then tho crioa of tho boroavod friends could bo hoard, and tho corpse would bo carried away to niako room tor others. This heart-rending scene was repeated many tiraoa during tho day, and all tho while tho number of watchers kont increasing, manvot thorn being from neighboring towns. They continued to watch and wait all tliroueU tho day without food or drink, mid at dark: tua number on either bank waa fully aa largo as at any other time. A CORONEUB IKQOEST waa commenced iu yoxnori hut fow noon oiu attendance. At mat accouma uVoSurvSwlnot acquired auy important mfor natffionccrniug tho real cauao of the acci dent Tho witueuaea tliuri far examined wore unablo to state whether they considered the bridge safe or nnsßio. Tho general impression of ibo citizens ia, that tho atraoturo was do fccllvo in many particulars, ibis important point will bo doWuitoly decided, however, in a fow daye. ' THE FDNEUALU. It is proposed that each church shall hold ono service for tho burial of Us dead, and that tho funeral of all shall take place at tho snmo lime. Although tho Baptist Church was most noa ly Interested in tho baptismal service, it has not lost aa many of its congregation as other of Ilf. would bavo bom. moro .£ uallbm, becftUHO moro uumoruun, ta l Uio cci e monvl alien ulaco Unit an hour latoi, batauaa Ilia Babbatb-uohoola would Unvo boon out, and tbo NUMBER 2 GO. •rUE TOWH AUTHORITIES. THE STRICKEN TOWN, 1 nßfiSg Pi BB M gs m jao|g [ ConllnueU on the I'iflh I’age.l

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