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

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 6, 1873 Page 5
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DIXON'S HORROR. Particulars of tlio Fearful Brldgo Disaster. [Continued from tho First Page. 1 children, with childlike curiosity, would have crowded on tho fatal brldgo. Tho following is ft list of tbo killed, wounded, oud missing : killed. Mrs. I*. M. Alexander, Dixon. Mrs. Peter Oornoy, Dixon. Miss Molisslo Wilhelm, Naobusa. Miss Kato Starling, Dixon. Mrs. Dr. Hoffman. Dixon. Miss Maggie O’Brien, Dixon. Miss Nettie Hitt, Dixon. -Miss Ida Vann, Dixon. Mies IdaDrow, Dixon. Miss Agnes Nixon, Dixon. Miss Bessie Bayno, Chicago. Miss Irene Baker, Dixon. Mrs. J. W. Lattn, Dixon. Mrs. Col. H. T. Noble, Dixon. Miss Clara Stackpolo, Dixon. Miss Rosa Stackpolo, Dixon. Mrs. Benjamin Gillman, Dikon, Mrs. Carpenter, Dixon. Daughter of J. P. Dauna, Dixon. Frank Hamilton, Dixon. Miss Emily Doming, Dixon. Mrs. William Cook, Nelson. Mrs. Morriman, Dixon. Mrs. Pelorborgor and daughter, Dixon. Mrs. 0. W. Kontnor, Dixon, lire. Thomas Wado, Dixon. Mrs. James Qoblo, Bloomington*, Miss Mary Sullivan, Dixon. Miss Catherine Foley, Dixon. Mrs. Elias Hope. Mrs. E. Wallace, Dixon, lira. Henry Sallman, Dixon. George W. Kent, Dixou. Jay It. Mason, Dixon. Robert Dyke, Dixon. Thomas Haley. Dixon. Abram Hope, Dixon. WOUNDED, Both H. Whitmore,, dangerously. Charles Murray, logbrokon, collar-bone broken, And otherwise injured. Mrs. Murray, seriously injured. * Mrs. Daniel Chonoy, fatally hurt. James Camp, Jr., seriously. J. B. Countryman, seriously. Mrs. D. 0. Dosbou. ■William Crook. William Uart. Mrs. Taylor. Mrs. W.. Wilcox. Miss Marian Thatcher. Mrs. John Moore. Mrs. W. Vann, fatally Injured. Miss Lizzie Mackey. Daughter of B. F. Burr. Miss Eliza Cuddington. Mrs. Edgorton. Dr. Hoffman. Miss Hazenplug. Mrs. Ela Campbell. Miss Jonnio Gamy. Mrs. Marsh. inssmo. Miss Sarah Carre, Dixon. Two children of Mrs. Hendrix, Dixon. Throe children of Mr. Rosenthal, Dixon. WHO THEY WERE, Mrs. 0. W. Kontuor is the wife of a grain dealer, and loaves a family of children. Miss Irene Baker is 15 vamd of ago, daughter of 0. B. Baker, formerly/Postmaster of tho town. Ho was ono of tho "fifteen Aldermen at the tlmo tho Council decided upon building tho bridge on tbo Truosdoil model. Mrs. Nohlo was tho wifo of Col. H. T. Noble, of Dixon, and one of the oldest residents. J. R. Mason was a boy XG years of age, a fine, promising lad. Mrs. Dr. Hoffman was 45 years of ago, and was Also an old settlor. Bho Waves no family. Miss Ida Vaun was 17 years old. She and her mother woro standing together on tho bridge "When tho catastrophe occurred. They fell to gether locked in each other's arms. Mrs. Vann was pulled out from tho debris still alive, but unconscious, in which condition she remained until morning. Her daughter bod been killed instantly. When sho awako to consciousness tier first question was, “Is Ida drowned?” Tho watchers round her bed said “No.” Sho again relapsed into unconsciousness, and has not rallied sinco. Tbo hope of her recovery decreases hourly. • Mrs. GUlmau was'DO years of ago. Iter bus hand served in tho army, and came homo only to die, leaving a largo family for her to support. Ono of her eons is a graduate of West Point, and is in the regular service. Tbo rest of tho family are utterly unprovided for. ■ Mrs. Potorborgcr was the wifo of a clothes iflcalor in Dixon, and was an amiable character. Miss Katie Sterling was only 16 years of ago. Sho boro an excellent reputation, worked in tue factory, and assisted in supporting her mother. Tho death of Misses Clara and Rosa Stack polo was as sad ns it could well bo imagined. Clara was 16 years old, as intelligent as she was beautiful in face, figure, and character. Sho was to have loft Dixon for Chicago, where she was to hecomo a teacher and earn her own living. Every preparation had boon mado for hof depar ture. On Saturday her mother and her little Bister Boon had noon shopping, purchasing things for Clara to take with her. Sunday was to have been her last in Dixon. Robb, who was 12 years old, is described as being tho prettiest little girl in the town, and gave promise of being like her sister in character and intelligence. Adam Hope was a Gorman, an old man, and a respectable citizen. Mr. O. W. Kent was a yc"g man, clerk in a jtoro at Dixon. . Mrs. Thomas Wade kept a saloon. Mrs. William Cook lived at Nelson, four miles from Dixon, and had como to witness the cere mony of total immersion, - Thomas Haley was a man of mature ago, an Irishman by birth, and a plasterer by occupation. Ho is universally spoken of as being a hard working, industrious, and exemplary man. - Mrs. Carpenter was a widow lady, quite old. She was killed by tho falling debris, and did not touch tho water, haviug been caught In tho iron work of tho Truosdoil man-trap and crushed to death. Miss Emlla Doming was a young lady 16 years of ago. ■ Miss Nettie Hill was a girl about tho samo ago end worked iu a factory. She was ouo of tho most amiablo and ladylike girls In tho town, and Was a general favorite. ■ Mrs. James Goble was tbo wife of an old Bot tler, and was originally flora Paw-Paw, In Kano County. Sbo had loft Dixon somo years ago end lived in Bloomington, but bad just returned to Dixon with tbo iutontiou of settling down there for tbo remainder of her life. She bad a little girl with bur. Miss Bessie Bayne was a very pretty llttlo girl of ID, daughter of Mrs. M. L. Bayne, editress of tbo Ladies? Magazine published In Chicago, and An accomplished contributor to tbo daily papers of that city. Beseio was attending tbo High School at Dixon. Miss Wilhelm was a resident of Nacbusa, a tillage about four miles from Dixon. Sbo bad Como in to witness tbo coromony. . Mr. Obarlos Murray was formerly Mayor of (Dixon, and was Agont of tbo Chicago and North western Ballroad Company at ibis point. His Wounds aro very serious. In addition to a broken leg. bis collar-bono is fractured and his body ter ribly bruised. His wifo was also very seriously hurt, but she Is improving. • Bobort Dyko was between DO and GO years of Ago, an old resident, and a man of considerable •Influence In tbo community. • COFFINS. Tho supply of coffins In Dixon was not ade quate for such an unexpected demand, and tele grams woro sent to Chicago for a larger supply. They have arrived. Tho experience of somo persons who partici pated in tuo catastrophe and speak from experi ence, cannot fail to bo of interest. MTU WILLIAMS* EXPERIENCE. Mr. A. Williams stated that ho was standing between tho first and second piers, 10 'foot be yond the first { there wore about 200 peoplo and Pvoorsix horses and buggies between the first Eior and tho abutment, ou tho first span, which ad to boar nearly all. tho weight, Ito was watching tho ceremony, tho minister leading out tho thlrucaudldate,wlion tho crash took place, and almost simultaneously the bridgo crooked over every span 5 tho second span, on which ho was standing, sunk some ton feet; there was a con fused shriek rising above tho noise of tho broak l g bridgo, such n sound as man hoars in battle when ho cannot toll which particular sound pre dominates j a largo number, nearly all of tho spectators, wore standing on tho sidewalk out side tho roadway, and when tho bridge gave way tho high truss fell over, crushing some and pinioning others; tho water was alivo with human bolngHj some of them floated away down stream uoforo they gave up their hold ou life ; got some planks ana helped persons who clung to tho debris to got ashore j 160 of tho 200 on the bridgo must iiavo boon precipitated into tho water ; tho sight was hoart-roudmg. . FREDERICK SHAW, an Intelllgenf'youug man. 18. years of age, was pa the bridgo. 110 estimated tbo number of persona at about 200, and believed 176 woro precipitated into tbo stream \ ho folt a sinking under him, lasting about three seconds, boforo bo hoard tho crash 5 bo Jumped clean off tbo brldgo into tho water: BimullauoouH with tbo crash wan a horri ble yell, which bo never oxpootH to forgot: a woman clasping a baby to her bosom slid oil a plank and was lost: bo Bwam out and saved tbo child; a mlnuto or two boforo tbo crash ho hoard ouo boy ask another what bo would do if tho bridge gave way; hardly bad tho words boon uttered boforo bo bad to do something} bo bad doubts of tbo ability of tbo brldgo to boar tbo load, and they woro con firmed somewhat when bo board* Mr, John D. Crabtree say to Mr. Hcbnmblin, “Now como ashore, and we’ll watch tho thing, for I don’t think it is Mato.” Mr. Scbamblln wont with Mm. and tboy reached terra Anna a fow minutes before tbo accident. About tho sumo time Miss Ella McHenry, moved by some for tunate impulse, ordered her driver to lake the carriage off tho bridge, and ho drove off just in time. i\tn. p. r. DIXON said bo was precipitated from tbo brldgo into tbo wnlor, when some ono caught him by. tbo foot, but, making a desperate effort, bo got loose and struck out for tho shore, which ho roaokod in safety, except a fow bruises of no cousoquouco. MB. F. P. FINKLER * found bimsolf in tbo oamo predicament, oxcopt that bo was caught In tlio iron, from which bo freed himself by a herculean effort, coming out bruised but olive. INCIDENTS. A little girl 3 years of ogo, a daughter of Mr.' Wadsworth, of- Bloomington, was with bor grandmother on tho bridge. Her grandmother was lost, but sho floated, off, sustained by her clothing, and kept paddling with her little bands and feet until sho was rescued by somo boys. It was found necessary to saw tbo log off ono of tbo female bodies to free it from tbo debris. Two women wont down to together, tho iron hemming them •in like a vise. Their nooks and bodies wore securely bound. 'At a depth of six inches below tho surface of the water, tbo hands and faces of poasons could bo folt ns they lay embraced in tbo debris. A soiuo was stretched below tko wreck; so that if any of tbo bodies got loose and floated down, they might bo caught. It was rumored boro to-day that bodies bad boon picked up at Rook Falls, somo twelve miles from boro, but persons from Sterling beard nothing of it. Eustace Shaw, a young man of amphibious ability, who can swim like an otter, waj on tbo bridge. Ho took to tbo river, got ashore, and bravely sallied forth to roscuo tbo drowning, bringing several to shore. Ho is a son of Mr. Bou. Shaw, editor of tbo Dixon Telegraph. His brother was also in tho water. o ßotu tho boys bad narrow escapes. The Telegraph and Sun Issued several extras, to satisfy tbo public craving for tbo latest infor mation.* The telegraph wires have boon loaded all day with dispatches from all parts of tbo country, inquiring after friends. • Baptisms have generally taken placo at tbo south cud of tho bndgo, whore the water is more shallow. The location was changed some time ago. Had tho accident occurred at that spot, it is not at all probable tho loss of life would have boon so largo. Ono man sank twlco and rose tbo third time, when a vain effort was mado to grasp him. As ho was going down ho was hoard to exclaim “ tho Baptists.” With tbo cursoon his lips ho slink forever. When tho bridge foil tho horses behaved with wonderful equanimity, and were allowed to swim ashore. But ono horse was drowned. Mr. Lily, tho Lutheran clergyman, and bis wifo just stopped from tho bridge as it wont down. Their little boy, who was a short dis tance behind them, wont dbwn with tho crowd, but foil closo to the river tyauk. A young man named Ed Patrick, of whom honorable mention was made In the dispatches in yesterday’s Trib une, finding himself in tbo water uninjured, seized tho boy and brought him in safety to his parents. This is but ono of tho many lives saved from tho wreck by Mr Patrick. m Homy Woodyalt, a young man of remarkable strength and daring, saved seven or eight per sons uuoldod, and assisted in the rescue of many others. A little boy named Tony Brantigan, son of a hotel-keeper, was in tbo thickest of tbo crowd when tbo bridge foil. Ho reached tho water without injury from falling timbers or Iron, while many around him wore drowned ana crushed, and succeeded in gotting cloar of the wreck on a plank. Mr. E. J. Fowler, with his wifo and throe chil dren, wore seated in a buggy when tho disaster occurred. They wore thrown from the vehicle" Into tho river, without sustaining injury, and wore taken out by persons from tho bank. Every bat, cap, bonnet, ribbon, flower, or other article of dross or adornment that was picked up in the river, was taken to tho bridge house ana loft for tho inspection of friends of missing per sons. Tho little room is constantly crowded, and the relics whon identified are carried away. Col. Noble and his wife, and a little girl, were talking together on tho bridge whon it gave way, but in tho fall they became widely separated. Tho Colonel, who was unhurt, managed to roach tho girl and save her, but his wifo was too far away for him to render any assistance to her, and she was drowned before his eyes. His watch stopped at precisely 14 minutes past 1, which must havo boon within a few seconds of the Umo of the accident. THE MURDEROUS INSTRUMENT. Tbo bridge, which woo the cause of tide groat lose of life, was builtiu 1808, at acost of $83,000. Tbo Bupor-structuro, which is now worthless, cost $40,000. It is what is known as tbo Truoa doll double-truss. There was considerable feel ing at tbo time that stylo of arcbictooturo'wos chosen, and not a few citizens aro willing to state tuat tbo choice was iutluencod by con siderations that in Congress would take the name and stylo of Credit Moblller. It is also affirmed that tho vote stood 5 to '3 in tbo Coun cil, being a bare majority. Col. Dement opposed tbo patent wholesale drowning machine, taking strong ground against It, because be believed it would be neither safe nor permanent, but the Council overruled bis judgment and tbo judg ment of other prominent citizens. It is strange that tbo daughter of one of tbo Aldermen by wbon\ tbo article was forced on tho city was among tbo victims. Tho bridge was chosen, however, and it was built. Tbo pooplo were rather pleased with it at drat, just as a child is tickled with a now toy. It was neat, light, and airy, very becoming to tho rivor—a sort of fashionablo, stylish bridge, that looked very well, but wore very badly. It was finished and inaugurated with somo pomp and coromony. It was tested. How was it tested ? One of tho ox-Aldermon said they got all tho pooplo they could crowd upon it, and it did not succumb to tho pressure. But sup fioao it had succumbed, would not tho loss of tfo Imvo boon far more serious than tho loss on Sunday? As an additional tost, tho hridgo was cleared, and a horse, famous hi thoso parts for bis. trotting ability, was run across it as hard as ho could go, It did not surrender to that, and was fondly supposed to -be secure for all timo. There did not Boom to bo any anchorage to ollhor abutment j and tho onds of the bridgo only extended five feet over tho platform of tho abutments. . It was top-heavy. Tbo heavy trusses wore too much for tbo rather light foundation. . This is abundantly proved by tbo way iu which tbo trusses loan over, and the ease with which they gave way to.a pressure that would not b&vo budged an ordinary and ugly wooden bridge of tbo olden school. The bridgo bad tlvo spans, each about 120 feet in width, making a total length of about GOO feet. The iloor was 20 feet abovo low water mark. Tbo roadway was 20 foot wldo, exclusive of & foot-path on each side. Each span formed a section, nut they wore so Interwoven and de pendent upon each otbor that an aocidont to ouo involved tho safety of nil. So It proved. When tbo north span fell tbo others snapped on tbo piers like pine-stems, and tbo south ona withdrew Us hold on tbo abutment. This will bo soon in tbo diagrams. When tbo crash took place a borso and buggy woro in tbo second section. It sagged at both ends and imprisoned tbo animal. Food was car ried to him in bis novel stable. Tbo first sec tion, on which tbo crowd bad congregated, ca reened to tbo west, tbo second to tbo west, tbo third to tbo east, tbo fourth to tho oast, and tho fifth, or south section, to tho west. Tbo iron railings woro nil jogged and torn, and tbo planking from ond to end displaced. It is now proposed to replace tbo superstructure with Umber, on which somo reliance may bo E laced. That thoso bridges are perilous to lifo i tbo opinion of tbo best engineers. Tho fol lowing, relative to tho diabolical TmoHdoll plan, shows in what estimation it is bold by those competent to judge i UTER. Special Dlopatch to The Chicago Tribune, UNDER TUB WRECK, Dixon, XU., May G.—Tho derrick which was erected last night was not strong enough to raise tho wreck, and honoo tho work of rescuing those who aro supposed to bo beneath tho bridgo had to be abandoned. Mr. Ouylor, Buporiutomlont of tbo lowa Division of tbo Northwestern Ilall road, ordered tho wrecking apparatus of tho di vision to bo sent on from Fulton. It includes oovoral powerful derricks and pieces of machin ery, which will ho ample to raise the fallen span clour of tho wator, and permit the river to bo tITE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: TUESDAY, MAY G, 187 a. dragged. Tho train carrying it lu expected here to-night. Tho workmen engaged woro under tho suporintondonco of John 0. Jacobs, of tho Illinois Central, and ho failed of accomplishing his ob ject only on account of tho lack of adequate ap paratus. Itis probable that there aro several others from tlio country who have not been found. DEATH OP ANOTUKII VICTIM. Mrs. Alexander, one of tho portions reported wounded, died this morning about 3 o’clock, Slio was occasionally conscious. Her husband was talking to her at tho time tho brldgo gave way, ho standing on tlio abutment a fow foot off. lie wan looking across tho bridge, and, fearing an accident, was about to toll her to oomo across to him, when tho crash was hoard, and sho foil with tho structure. IJODIE3 FOUND. UUU.AO i'UU.II.. Tho body of a man named Doyle, residing at Woosoong, about six miles from boro, was found ibis afternoon under tbo wroclc of the bridge. Ho was bruised and out about tbo mouth, but bad ovidontly boon drowned. The body of Mias Notllo Hill, of Dixon, was found this morning. When tho bridge gave way nbofailodto Jump into tho water, but oluug to tbo trostlos, and, those giving way, she foil, tho iron falling on her, ana carrying her into tho water. She was grappled for, and tbo iron bad to bo out from about nor body. Mrs. E. Hope’s body was also found this af ternoon, tinder tbo bridge. ’u tbo same place. Sho was also crushed by { iron-work. Mrs. Hope was tbo wifo of a b. jbor residing boro. Her husbamliind loft her tho previous day at North Dixou, and did not suspect that sho was among tbo crowd on tho bridge. When bo hoard Qf tbo acoidont bo at ouco wont in search of bor. Ho has boon over since in a pitlablo state of griof. Tbo body of Robert Dyke, tbo brother of Mr, Dyke, grocer, corner or Hoisted and Monroe ctroota, Chicago, was found this afternoon. Ho was also ouo of tho unfortunates who oluug des perately, to tbo iron work, and was killed by tho woigbt falling on him. Tbo body was found by grappling, and it is not known* whether ho was bold down by tho iron or whether bo had boon stumiod by tbo blow from tbo works. Mr. Dyke, of Chicago, arrived in tbo train to-day. Tbo deceased loaves a wifo. Of tbo two missing children of Mrs. Hen dricks, ono was recovered this afternoon, also from under tho bridge. Mrs. Carpenter, given among those killed, is said to have boon killed by being pushed off tbo abutment by tbo torriflod crowd. Sho did not fall into tho water, but struck on bor head on tbo works. Her skull was frightfully crushed and battered. She was a widow, of Ibis city, and loaves a son and daughter, both of an ago to support themselves. STILL MISSING. The only bodies known to bo missing at last accounts wore those of Miss Mackay, Mins Nixon, ono of Mrs. Hendricks’ children. Frank Hamilton, Mrs. C. W. Koutnor and Alllo Po torsbergor, son of Mrs. Potorsborgor. Although those are all that nro positively known to bo mis* sing, and there aro several strangers of whom no account has boon received. * To the list of dead given above aro to bo addod Mrs. Hendricks and two children, of Dixon. CONDITION OF TUB WOUNDED. Seth H. Whitmore, dangerously, not expected to live ; Charles Murrey, log cut and other se vere injuries; Mrs. Murrey, also slightly hurt; Mrs. Daniel Chonoy, It is feared fatally; James Camp, Jr., severely; Mrs. Daniel Chonoy, improving; Miss Ella Campbell, of Dement, severely; Jennie Camp, who is bettor; Addison Gornsoy, slightly; Mr. Cook, badly, hut not dangerously; Mrs. W. M. Vann, not expected to live; Mrs. March, badly, but is recovering; Miss Nancy Whitmore, of Rochester, N. Y., severely; Miss Jennie Murphy, severely; Mrs. Patrick Dailey, arm broken; Patrick Dailey, Jr., shoul der dislocated and badly bruised; John Duffy, scalp-wound ; Kitty Dailey, slightly; Mr. Jour dan. slightly; an old lady, name not known, badly bruised about tho head ; Mr. S. Thatcher, severe scalp-wound ; Mrs. B. 0. Dechamp, loft log badly bruised ; Mr. Briscott, slightly; Mrs. Nagle, slight scalp-wound; another man slight ly, name unknown. the inquest was called this morning at 0 o’clock. The Coroner E. A. Wilcox opened the proceedings in tho usual •formal man ner. Tho first witness called was Judge Ji'hn Crabtree, of tho Probate Court. Ho testi fied as to his knowledge of tbo number of bod ies taken out from under tho bridge. Ho stated that the ceremony of baptism was being per formed, and two had boon baptized, and a third was about to bo led into tho water, when ho saw tno bridge break away accompanied with a sort of crack ns if a pistolhad been discharged. The bridge appeared to swing over instantly after tbo crank wan hnard, an though overbalanced by the weight of tho people. Thcro wore about 150 to 175 women, perhaps a dozen children, probably four men and four buggies on tho spaa that gave way, at the time of tuo.accidont. Mr. Schuyler asked witness what ho thought was tbo cause of tho calamity. Tbo witness said ho thought tbo principle upon which tbo bridge was constructed was wrong; that it had no strength, and that consequently it gave way under tho unusual pressure. Tho testimony of Clark S. Brown, machinist, was to the effect that ho had a talk with Mr. Truosdoil when ho was hero, while tho bridge was building, whon ho told him that the principle upon which tho brldgo was built was wrong. Ho asked Trucsdoll how, if tho brldgo Bottled down any, it could bo raised up. Truosdoil said thcro was noway toraiso it up,hut that it would not Bottle. Brown also testi fied that tho brldgo was built of bad material, poor iron being nse*d, and that if ho had himself boon building a bridge, and did not care whether it broko or not. ho might have used such a poor quality of iron; but if ho had any do eiro to build a safe and substantial structure ho would nover havo thought of using such material. At tho samo tlmo ho said that, supposing tho material had boon good, it was entirely 100 light. Tho capping on tho top of tho trostlo-work (ho bore gave tho technical terms) was altogether insufficient. In thu con tract m writing with Truosdoil, the latter guar anteed that any single span would carry 180 tons, whereas the probable weight of tho people on the span that gave way would uot exceed ton tons. The bridge had settled, and was still set tling, and ho believed it would have fallen of its own weight in time, Judge Wood testified to tho same as to tlio bridge, stating that it was not such a bridge as tho people expected to got for tho money they paid. Neither was it such a bridge as Truosdoil agreed to make. Ho also thought the bridge had settled. Honry.K. Strong, tho bridgo-tendor, testified that be bad tended tho bridgo four years. Mr. Bchuloy asked him whether be thought tbo bridgo bad settled any. Witness replied that bo thought not. Ho waft desired to refresh bis memory, and asked whether bo bad observed particularly. Ho said in roply that bo bad obaorvod, and camo to tbo conclusion .that it bad not settled. Bridge-builders bud told _ him, however, that if tbo cap settled auy the bridge-must give. Ho could not toll w’hore it broke or bow it broke. Tbo objocc of tho examination of this Inst wit ness was principally to show that tbo bridgo bad sunk. Jason Ayres testified that bo bad observed tbo bridge shako and swing perceptibly to and fro with tbo woigbt of a wagon passing over it. Ho agreed With other witnesses that tbo bridgo was frail and unsafe. Bevoral other witnesses wero examined, but no facts elicited, other answers and questions being almost identical. The testimony was nearly unanimous that the bridge would fall of its own weight in time. The inquest then adjourned until Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Capt. Oilman, of Halt Lako City, whoso moth er wan killed by tho accident, loft tbero for Dixon, 111., to-night. THE DEATH TRAP. INTERVIEWS WITH EMINENT ENGINEERS. A Trirdnb reporter yesterday visited several prominent engineers of this city In order to ob tain from them on opinion us to tho valuo of tho Truesdoll bridge. Among all tho gentlemen visited, only ono failed to condemn it in tho moat unqualified manner. The single exception was Mr. J. Iv. Thompson, Commissioner of the Board of Public Works, and his condemnation, though milder than that of others, was sufficient to convince ovon tho least intelligent by sheer logic that Mr. Truesdoll had succeeded in foist ing upon ignorant or unscrupulous authorities a miserable apology for a bridge. MR. TUEBDELL, in bringing out his now system, explained it very elaborately to Mr. Thompson, dwelt upon tho subject of strains, tonsllo and compressive, with more fluency than soundness, and succeed ed in presenting a fair scientific defense of his method of forming a truss. This ilia not exactly moot Hr. Thompson’s view of tho subject, and bo declined to indorse tbo system. Tho groat point made by Mr. Tuosdell was limb ovory strut and diagonal was clamped, ami not hold with a nut, which alono, in Mr. Thompson’s opinion, according to Mr. Tucsdoll's drawing, was enough to prevent its adoption. A UAKINO CRITICISM. It was from another eouroo> cue of (ho very first engineers In tho counlry, ami ono whoso works In this city have evoked tho admiration of tho world, that tho reporter obtained tho most thorough and raking criticism. Ho said that whllo tho bridge waa built prettily and to tho oyo wan light and charming, it wan practically useless. Whore a tmss was constructed by en gineers, It was composed of two chords, tho low er ono constructed of wrought Iron to boar tho tonailo strain upon U, tho upper ono of cast iron. Thoao two chords woro hold: together by vari ous systems, some by ft series of diagonal members, and others, like the Xlowo truss, by perpendicular and diagonal braces, with technical names which It lo unnecessary to give. Tho entire strength of tho bridge lies in the strength of those two chords or horizontal bars,' which arc therefore constructed of groat strength, an may bo soon In any of tho West Side viaducts, or that over North Water street. By tho introduction of tho various members of tho Howe truss, tho weight is taken olt. tho bridge and in a groat measure thrown on to tho piers. Hr. Tmesdoll, however, inqrdor to cheapen tho bridge, has made tho top and bottom chords very much lighter, aud has, to supply, as ho supposes, tho remainder of tlio strength,. run two, and sometimes throe, chords Inside tho top aud bdttom ones, whore they are of no earthly service. In this way ho has made' a pretty bridge, with loss strength than any other in proportion, as his top and bottom chords are loss substantial than those of other bridges, the middle chords being practically useless. Tho bridge, therefore, while cheap and pleasing to the oyo, Is dangerous. The- same amount of Iron In it, properly disposed of, would make ITkT bridge as strong as any other, but a largo proportion of it being placed whore it is useless to give real strength, is wasted, and might Just as well bo thrown Into tho river at onoo. It might.hotter oven be so relegated to oblivion, because it adds its own dead weight to the bridge, and gives no strength in return. Though a gentleman of unusual mildness of manner and expression, tbo ouginoor declared Mr. Truosdoll to bo no onginoor nt all. His method of construction showed an ignorance of tho fundamental principles of mechanics, and had always boon regarded ns worthless by those whoso opinion was regarded as valuable. Tho reporter inquired whether it was men tioned by any authority on tho subject of bridgo building. His informant pulled down several bulky volumes from tho library, ono of them by an excellent Trench authority, who bad mado tbo tour of tbo’ United States, and published tbo result of his investiga tions. While ovory other known ‘ method of bridge-building used on this continent was described and illustrated with outs, Mr. Truesdoll’s bridge was not to bo found. Author aftor author was consulted, until tho wholo boolc-caao was exhausted, but no reference was made to tbo fanoy man-trap discovered by Mr. Truosdoll. Tho reporter wondored how the bridgo bad evor boon adopted. Tho engineer replied that it was managed in various ways. Tho man-trap per had boon ablo to dispose of it in little coun try towns like Elgin ana* Dixon, tbo selectmen whereof supposed they know everything. There Us cheapness, and tho plausibility of its inven tor, generally succeeded in getting it adopted. If any outsider, Uko tho speaker, over ventured a suggestion as to its want of strength, tho eoloctmon's dignity was much offended, and thoy gavo tho meddling outsider to understand that ho know nothing whatever of engineering. Then tho bridgo would bo built; then It would col lapse, and hundreds of homos bo roudorod deso late. Ho instanced the Truosdoll bridgo at El gin. which has already twice glvon way,—onco with a drove of oxon, and onco during a boat race. Tho reporter called tho attention of tho ongi noor to the old viaduct on Wells street over the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company's track on North Water street. Tho engineer said that was a dangerous bridgo before it was braced up. It was of tbo Truosdell pattern, and vibrated so badly that the city took stops to have it soourod. It was nearly now, but was, nevertheless, risky for uso. Ho had congratulated himself that his hands wore clear of that matter. Tho reporter thought it rather strango that, in a city where, if anywhere, intelligence and expe rience would guide tho authorities in tho choice of methods of constructing bridges, such a sys tem should haro -boon selected. Tho onginoor noid it was not so strango. Ho bad opposed numbers of things which had boon adopted in spite of tho remonstrances of sound engineers. But the pooplo would nevor listen to such remonstrances. Thoy insisted on having their own way, and accused thoso who opposed thorn of advocating private interests and job ber)'. It was only by such terrible warnings as

tho tragedy at Dixon that thoy would bo con vinced, and thousands of iuuocont lives woro sacrificed to tho self-will and ignorance of local authorities.and others. ANOTHER OPINION. Tho reporter betook him to another engineer of oxporiouce and ability ou the West Sido, and, without lotting him know tho opinion of. tho gentleman ho had just interviewed, asked him hie opinion of tho Truoßdell bridge. Tho engineer replied: “Itis no bridge at all. Ilis method of construction is utterly at fault. Tho bridge io not worth that, "'—snapping his lingers. “ Then why in tho namo of common humanity do you engineers stand by and allow such traps to bo orectcd to kill men, women, and children?" retorted tho reporter. “ wo do ? ".answered tho engineer. “ Anything wo said against It would bo' attribut ed to sinister motives, and wo should be like Cassandra, shrieking prophesies of woo, and finding nobody behove ua. “ What is the groat-defect of tho Truosdol bridge ? " asked the reporter, Tho engineer eat down and drew a sketch of tho Truoadoli bridge, just as the other engineer had done, aud pointed out its weakness, con cluding with the statement that it ought to have borne tho weight of twice tho number of people without giving way, oven supposing-that they woro all massed together at any one point. Ho said that the Elgin bridge bad given way under leas strain, and. having been rebuilt on tho same principle, would again cave in, aud tho horrors of tho Dixon tragedy would ho re-enacted in tho E’ox River. Tho reporter said this was very likely, from all ho had hoard, and inquired whether there was another specimen of this man-trap near the city. Tho engineer- eald there was one in Union Park, and bo daily anticipated tho collapse thereof, and the wounding and killing of a num ber of our citizens in that resort. It was merely a matter of time. Uo had boon ou that bridge whoa vehicles woro passing over It, and the vi bration was shocking. Tho engineer added that he remembered one other,such bridge, aud that was tho Wells street viaduct. After once .examining that structure ho decided not to venture across it, preferring to take another route to jeopardizing bla life. A communication had appeared in one of tho pa pers, calling upon tho city to tear it down, and no noilco had boon taken of it. After it had boon braced up it was strong onougb. mmiviisw with mu. ueumas. That there should bo no partiality in tho ophiioQH thus vigorously expressed, a reporter interviewed Mr. Herman, on engineer of some note. Mr. Herman said the bridge was constructed on a wrong principle. Tbo iron was spread over too muob ground, and tbo bracing was very de fective. There woro fivo chords in tbo Truoadoll bridge, tbo middle ones being perfectly uhqlobb, simply superfluous, while the other inside ones wore not much bettor. There never was a Truoadoll bridge nut up yet but it sagged before a year bad passed. Tbo Elgin affair “ broke " Truoadoll, aud bo loft town. Tbo sarao opinion'was expressed by every engineer, tbo unanimous verdict being that tbo State ought to cause the immediate destruction of every existing bridge of this pattern. Tboro are throe such bridges iu tho State now, one at Genova, one at Elgin, and one at Oliutonvillo. WHO WAB TIUJESDELL ? Loverctt W. Truoadoll was a native of Massa obuuotts, of speculative rather than closely in ventive cast of mind. 110 waa one of tbo early Californian adventurers, and brought back to Yankoo-land a comfortable pile from which bo established a striking-looking cottago-omco on u bilisldo, in view from tbo south car-windows of travelers on the Boston & Albany Railroad, at Warren, about midway between Springfield and Worcester, Mass., where bo culti vated a taste for flue - stock, and nursed a pot idea, bora in the mining re gions, where It bad struck him that aniron bridge might bo built of short light pieces, easy of trans portation to tbo almost Inaccessible localities whore bridges might bo needed* Tbo Trucadoll bridge is of this description, and bos no heavy portions. - Mr. Truesdoll, who deceased some years ago, bad the means to push bis invention, and was only thwarted in tbo presence of men of science, who again and again declared it datigor ous ana useless. Every railroad company re jected it on sight. The inventor resided in Chi cago for a time, at tbo corner of Indiana avonuo and Sixteenth street, bat subsequently returned to Warren, whore be died. It is unfortunate whoa energy ftud enterprise get wedded to a faUo theory, especially with tho moans to captivate tho Judgment of other men to tho lot's of life so frequent and disastrous as tho Tmesdoll bridge, only suitable for a war measure to bo used in an enemy’s country. Another Ilrhlp Accident—-Thrco Illon Killed and Eight Wounded* Two IFntiilly* Br. Louis, May G.-—A lorriblo accident oc curred yesterday afternoon at tho bridge being erected over Lamino lllvor, on tho Northeastern extension of tho Missouri, Kansas & Texas Hall way. fourteen miles from Sodnlia. Tho false work erected for facilitating tho construc tion of tho bridge sunk in tho quick-sands upon which it rested, carrying with it tho bridge Umbers and twelve workmen, precipita ting all into tho river below. William MoAvoy. Peter Connors, and Harry Lynch woro killed outright, artd eight others wounded, two of whom are not expected to recover. Lynch waa n married man, and came from Hart, Michigan. Tho bodies woro taken to Sodalia last night, whore an inquest wan hold. Tho verdict was that the insecure foundation of tho false work was tho cause of death. METEOROLOGICAL. Signal Service Bureau Reports and Prognostications* OuiOAdo, May 6—10:18 p. ra. The following reports have been received from the places mentioned below: .Vffiffoii. liar. Thr IPirnf. Weather. Breckinridge.... 29.87 67 H. E. brink. Cloudy. Buffalo 80.17 49 8. IC., gentle. Clear. Cairo 21).il. r i 64 N. IC., ({untie. Cloudy, Chicag0......... 00.07 47 N. E., fresh. Clear., Cincinnati 80.09 C.l N. E., light. Fair. Cleveland ..30.10 CC N. E., light. Clear. Oheyouno., 29.88 47 8. W., light. Fair. Davenport 30.05 68 K., gentle. Cloudy. Denver 29.0.1 48 Calm. Clear. Detroit 30.18 45 N. E., fresh. Clear. Duluth 30.11 4W N. K., gentle. Cloudy. Fort Carry 29.73 62 S.E., freah. Light rain, Keokuk 30.02 67 13., fresh. Clear. Milwaukee...... 30.17 41 N. E., freah. Fair. Omaha,..• 29.91 62 8. E., gentle, Cloudy. Pembina 29.88 64 8. E., fresh. Light rain. Toledo 30.16 Cl N.E., fresh. Fair. Yankton 29.89 67 8. W. t fresh. Fair. PROBABILITIES. Washington, April s.—For tho Gulf States, Tennessee, aud tho South Atlantic Slates, fall ing barometer, southeasterly and easterly winds, higher temperature, cloudy weather, and rain. For the Northwest and Upper Lakes, and thence to tho Missouri and Lower Ohio Valloys, dimin ishing pressure, southerly aud northeasterly winds, Increasing cloudiness, and occasional rain. For tho Lower Lakes, and thence to tho Ohio Valtoy, northeasterly winds, increasing pressure, aud partly cloudy and cooler weather. For tho Middle States, higher havoiuotor, lower temperature, partly cloudy weather, and south westerly winds, veering to northeasterly. For Now England and Canada, northwest to north east winds and generally clear weather till Tues day evening. Proposed llcx>udin,tiou of Railroad IZonds* , Youkville, Kondall Co., 111.. May C.—Tho loading excitement at present in this vicinity re lates to tho payment of tho bonds voted in behalf of tbo Fox Itivor Valley Railroad, by tho people of Kondall County, and several towns in tho county, tho amount votod being as follows; Kondall County, $50,000 ; Town of Kondall, $25,000 ; Fox, $15,000 ; Oswego, sso,ooo—mak ing $140,000 in all. Owing to tho road boing leased to tho Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Com pany, without tho consent of tho stockholders, our people propone to ropudiato tho bonds. Tho National Banks at Springfield hold a number of those bonds, and wont tbolr pay. To that ond thoy sent a Deputy United Statos Marshal to this town a fow days since to servo papers upon onr Board of Supervisors, who aro required to appear in Chicago this wook and make answer to tho demand of tuo holders of thoso bonds, $13,- 000 of which it is claimed was Hue last July. Tho Supervisors propose to contest tho matter on tho ground of tho non-passage of tho law by which the county was authorized to voto this loan. Judicial Nomination* Special Dispatch to 'The Chicago Tribune. Joliet, 111., May 5.—A Dologato Convention of farmers of tho Seventh Judicial Circuit met In this city to-day to consider tho propriety of nominating a candidate for Judgo. Sixty-two delegates woro present, and, upon a full discus sion of tho question, it was agrood to proceed •with the nomination of a candidate. Judges Mcßoborts and Harris and Capt. C. A. Hill woro put in nomination. On tbo first ballot Mc- Bobortß received J3O votes : Hill, 20 ; Harris. 3. Tho second ballot resulted: Mcltobcrto, 82; Hill, 80, whan tho former was declared nom inated, which was subsequently madounanimous- A committee then wailed on Mr. Mcßoborts, who. ho appeared before the Convention and roturnon his thanks. Judgo Harris refuses to abide by tho decision of tho Convention, and will remain a candidate. Tho namo of Hill was only men tioned in connection .with tho Judgeship on Saturday last. Hu wilfno longer be a candidate. MARKETS BY. TELEGRAPH. Wcw Yorlc Financial Notvs* New Yoiuc. May C.—TUo monetary Bilunliou to-day was easy, wllli a good supply of loans at 7 gold down to 5 per cent, with 6@7 as tho general rate. Indica tions aro that 7 per ceut will now bo tho maximum rate for call loans secured by good collateral. Tho outstanding legal-tenders nro $357,180,000, an increase of 1180.000, The customs receipts for last week woro $1,500,000. The Internal rovouuu receipts to-day woro $1,000,000, and the Department estimate for May is $12,000,000. Many leading Wall street men have gone to Cleve land to attend the annual meeting of the Luke Shore Company on Wednesday. It is known that au arrange ment has boon nftdo for taking up the protested nolo of President Stockwell to tho Pacific Mall Company. The prime drawers of sterling'oxchuuge, Belmont, Brown, Clews, and others, advanced tho rates to-day to 103% for CO days and 109% for sight. Quid was firmer, and advanced from 110% to 117%, with most of the business at the dosing figures. Loans3®7 percent. Clearings,sls,ooo,ooo. Treasury disbursements, $<61,000. Total payments of May interest to date, $5,100,000. Governments were quiet and firm. State bunds were dull, though Tonnoseccs ruled stronger. Tho stock market with few exceptions was firm throughout tho day. Tho chief interest centered !u a few shares, of which tho most prominent and weakest was X’acific Mail. The course of the stock was in fluenced by alternate favorable and unfavorable re ports lu regard to tho payment of tho Howe Sewing-Machine note, of tho probable final settlement of which tho street was uninformed at tho close. Tho indications are that this stock has cut loose from tho rest of tho market, boiug governed by special Influences ; and tho speculation therein, un til tho annual election, nearly duo, is likely to bo fe verish. Tho contest, therefore, it is generally believed, will occasion a rapid advance. The chief fluctuations of tho day were as follows, tho great strength of West ern Union being a feature : Pacific Mail, 63, 54, 62%, 64%, 61%, 63%, 60%, 61% ; Western Union, 30%', 87%, ' 86%, 87, with largo dealings about tho dose at the lat ter rate; Chicago, Columbus k Indiauu Central, 34%, 85%, 34%: Union PaclUo, 30%, 31%, 30%, 31%, 81% ; Ohio, 42%, 43%, 42% ; at. Paul, 67%', 68, 67 ; Now York Central, 100%, 101%', 101%; Brie, 05%, 84%, 85%: X>ako Shore, 02%, 02%, 02%% 02%, 02% ; Wa bash, 89%, 09%, 09%; Panama, 111®112; Hook Island, 103%, 103%, 103%. Tile whole market closed firm. ’ Sterling, 108%, QOVKUNMKNT BONDS. OuupouH, *O7 .119# Coupons, 'B6 117# Now 5a U4# 10-lOa 113# Currency 6a ~,.116# Coupons. *Bl 120# 6-20* of ’B2, crlnt...Hs Coupons, '6l, ox lut. .115 Coupons, 'OS, ox lut..HIM Coupons, *65 (now).. .117# BONDS. Virginias, old 43 North Carolina!, 01d..23 North Carolina*, now. 10 STATS Missouri. 93# Touueasoea, 01d......80 TouuoeaocH, new...-...80 Virginias, now.. 40 St Paul pfd 72 Wabash 69# Wabash pfd 80 Fort Wayno... 03 Torro Haute 15 Torro Haute pfd..... 40 Obiongo k Alton 110 Chicago k Alton pfd. til Ohio k Mississippi,. 42# 0., O. k 0 88# 0„ B, k Q..,, 100 Lako 5h0re.......... ‘t)2# Indians Central...... 3-1# Illinois Central 115 Union Pacific stocks. 31# Union Pacific bonds. 80# Central Pacific l)oniti,lo3# Bel. Lack. At Western.lol 8., H. it Brio 3 Canton, w. u. Toi mn Quicksilver 36 AdamßKxproes...... 05 Wollu Fargo 78# American Express.., 66# United Statoa Ex, Pacific Mall 61# Now York Central. ..101 # Brio pfd. Harlem. Harlem pfd 128 Michigan Central. ...104# Pittsburgh, Northwestern. Northwestern pfd.... 83 Bock Island 108# N.J. Central 101# St. Paul, market*** Foreign Livbbpool, May a— U a. Winter, 12a 2d; (wring, 11 <£|lls lOd; club, 12s. Co: Lard, 40s‘8d, Liverpool, May 0—1:30 p, m,— BroadslufTa quiet and steady, Lard. <0». Pork, CBs. Heat unchanged. Paris, May B.— lleutes, 04 francs 85 centime* Liverpool, May o.— Cotton dull; middling upland Del}’ Orleans. O,Vd. Bales, 10,000 bales; Amorlcain 0,000: speculation and export, 9,000, ' lieu winter wheat, I'ii 2d. riour, 97a Cd, Corn, 97s 3d. _ ... m.—Flour, 27a Od, Wheat— IhQl'Js 21 ; white, llu Hd jrn, 27a 3d. Toth, 08e Od. Fork, 09a, Lard, 40a. CUcoao, 72a, OumbotUud inlddlca, 38i Od. Short riba, 39a, London, May 6—op, in.—Oouaola 03Jfj 6-20 aof *O6, 02 1 do of r C7, 03;* ; 10-40*, uoff Ou, t Frio, 60^i. The rate of dlocount for ttirco nioutha 1q the open market la 3*lo below the Imulc rate. The Continental bauka Imv? raised the ratoofdla couut. Now l!ork Xlvo-S(oclc market* NiW Voau, May 6,— UstVi-y—Jlcccptu yesterday ajul to-day, 344 cars, or 6,560 bond. Tola! for tho week, 0,580 bond, ARAtnst 0,470 Irmt week. Tin louo and gen eral features of tlio market more favorable to tbo soil* biff Interest than on either of (bo butt throo market days, but tho supply wan 100 heavy for any material advance In prices, There wan n wide range of quality, and a onrenpondingly wide range of prices. Exclud ing a few fancy steers (hat retailed to tbo shop butch* cm at tho outnldo quotation 1b 13c. and tho extreme range o®l3c, showing a dorllno for tho work of u to lr. Bales Include: 93 cara Toxana at 6K@flX cwt, 10>i‘®10 / V c s 1(1 earn do, Ccgfljtf owl. 10, l .(®llo ; 3 cara common do, G J ,{ cwl, Ilifo ; a cara very poor do, at B,*rfo ; 10 earn Illinois Rioors, ox cwl, 11 ;13 cara do, 7 owt, 11X(A UXo; 7 cars d0,7 / V owt, IIXc sfl cara extra do, 8# cwt, do, 8X cwt, 13>fo; 14 cars fair to prime do, 7*tf cwt, 11,V@123£0; Gears <lO, 7 cwt. UXo ? 6 earn medium do, OX cwl, ll^c;' 10 earn fair to good do, 7 cwt, 11V @l2c; Anars Jo, 7cwl, 11 X(^12o; 0 earn Missouri sti'cra, Cjtf cwt, llXftl^Xc: 4 cara Indiana, 7# owt. lljtfo; 3 cara coarse Kentucky cattle, 7 cwt, 10Xc, and 4 cars Missoni! cattle, OX cwt, 11®11K°* Sheep—llccolpls, 3,4C0 head, making 11,(130 for tho week, ogalust 10,GGO Inat week. Blnco Friday last there hem hcoii a marked change for tho bettor In tho demand fur mutton, and tbo (rado in «hcop to-day was fairly active at an advance at tho eloao of 10. Sheared ahoop ranged from OMo loo*{o by 1 lie car-load, and one lot of fair unshorn sheep, ov 83 ILn, at l}io. Among tho ealuu were 4 cars clipped Ohio ahoop at OXc; 3 cars do 8 U c; 2 cars do OXo; 1 car do OXc; 1 car do OXOI 1 car do n@r>xc; and l car do G,x°« The spring lamba offered were very common to fair, and Bold at lo®lflc, while prime aro worth 18c. Jloqb— Arrivals yesterday and to-day, 103 care, or 13,555 hogs, making 41,090 for the week, against 4-1,800 lust week. No sales on Uvo weight. Dressed aro In demand tttlXiaßo. Now "Fork Dry Cioods market* Nf.w Yohk, May 6.—Tho flno wealhor Ims imparled a better tone to tho market, and somoof tho Jabbers were fairly busy to-day with buyers from tho West and nenr-by districts. Cottou goods woro unchanged In price, mid aro in fair demand, Wido shootings aro more active at tho decline, and colored cottons quite brisk and closely sold up. Glazed cambrics inovo free ly at (ho current price, and some colors tiro scarce. Padded ground striped prints aro Helling well, and nro well sold up, but *• polka spots ” aro quiet. Woolens remain Inactive and shawls aro dull. Foreign dress goods aro moro active, but other fabrics aro quiet. JPhllndcjlpliia Live Stock fllarlcot* Philadelphia, May 6.— Cattle— Dull and lower; sales 3,200 extra Pennsylvania and Wsstoru steers at $7.C0@8.00; fair to good, f0,60@7.00; common, {5.00 @O.OO. Sheep— Fair demand; sales 9,000, at GX®oXofor clipped, and 7X<3O.X° for woolcd. lions—Firmly held; sales 4,500, at $8.G0@8.76 for corn-fcd. • PHtsburgli Oil fflnrkot* Bitthduroh, May s,—Crude petroleum quiet, but firm ; $2.6U@2.55 per hcl at Parker's Landing ; equal to per gallon boro. Refined quiet and nominal; M«017oj Philadelphia dolivory, Both markets opened easy. The Produce ITflarKcto* HEW YORK. New York, May 6.— Cotton— ln limited demand, and lower; middling uplands, 18%0. Breadstuffa— Flour quiet and heavy; receipts, 12,000 brla; superfine Western ami State, $5.05(96.25; common to good oilra, $0.50®7.40; good to choice, $7.45® 8.25; white wheat extra, $8.C0@10.60; Ohio, ex tras, IC.OO0IO.6O; St. Louis, $7.C0@12.50. Rye Hour more active, $4.1000.00 Com moat steady. Wheat- Spring quiet; wiutor firm; receipts, 14,000 bu; No. 2 Chicago sprlug, $1,62; Minnesota spring, $1.04® 1.04# • choice No, 2 Milwaukee, in store,’sl.o4. Ityo firm; Western, 07c. Barley heavy; Western, Malt dull. Corn quiet and unchanged; receipts, 24,000 bu. Oats lower, with fair business; receipts, 44,000 bu ; now mixed Western, 49®61c; white Western, 60® 620; black, 47® 50c. Clover Seed— ln fair demand ; Western, 8U@8)/c, Timothy quiet, $-1.60. Egos—Quiet. Hay— Dull and heavy. * Hors—Steady. Groceries—Coffee Arm; Rio, 17@10.Vc. Sugar strong aud higher, with good demaud; fair to good rollulug, 7*£®Bc. Molasses quiet; Now Orleans, 07® 80c. Rico quiet; 7\®B>tfc. Petroleum—Crude, lO^c; refined, 20c. Turpentine—Lower; 50c, Stock of grain in store hero May 3; Wheat, bu 218,001 Corn, bu ; 686,000 Oat«,bu ; 272,000 Ryo. bu 37,000 Barley, bu : 47,000 Malt, bu n 181,000 Peas, bu 788 Provisions—Fork dull; now mess, $18.60; prime moss, $18.00018.50. Beef quiet and steady. Gut meats dull; shoulders, 7c. Middles quiet; short clear, 10c ; city long clear, 10c ; Western long dear, Lard steady: Western steam, Ojfc; kettle, Butter—Lower; Western, 29®32c. • Cheese—Quiet; J2@l6>tfc. Whisky—Easier at lH)’f@9lo. . BUFFALO. Buffalo, May 6.—Market generally quiet. Com— Sales 6,000 bu at 63@54c, in store, Oats nominally unchanged. MILWAUKEE Milwaukee, May s.— Breadstupfs— Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat dull, nominal; No. 1, $1.36 u ; N0.2, $1.27. Oats firm ; No, 2, tliVc. Coru firm; No. 2,41jtf0. Ryo steady; No. 1, 08c. Barley firm : No. 2, 68c. FiiEioms— To Buffalo, 12c; to Oawcgo, ICc. llecku'tk—Flour, 6,0110 brla ; wheat, 05,000 bu. Sim-MENTH—FIour,I2,OOO brla : wheat, 113,000 bu, OULI2ANB. NKW New Orleans, May s.—UnEAi)6TOFi'B—Flour dull; single X, $5.75; low trade, $0,50 ; good troblo X, $7.40 ®7.CO; family, $'3.25ii?UJ.25. Corn In good supply and demand; mixed) 54c; while, 54®550. Oats quiet at 75c. Buan—Quiet at 75c. May— Finn; prime, rnoviHioNH—l'ork dull; iuc« held at $18.75. Dry sailed meats firm at 6c, lVtU,o!\£c. Bacon dull at BJo, Pc, 10*£ c, lOJio. llnttis Ann ; choice, 14.V«gl6ye, Lara quiet; tierce, kettle, 9c;roUncd, O&c; keg, 10 ClnoomiiEs—Sugar dull; Inferior, 6*4@00; low fair, 7&o, Molasses—No movement. Codec, l7if ©lot,'c. Whisky—9oo? 93c, Cotton—Quiet; sales of 6,000 hales, mostly on Sat urday, after tho close; good ordinary, 15 l .f@l5’„'c; low middlings, 10J£(5ilGj£o; middlings, ißyia.^o; middling Orleans, 18,'»<318Xc. Receipts, 4,518 hales ; no exports; stock, 15,260 bales. TOLEDO. Toledo, May 6.—Bueadstukfa—Flour quiet ami unchanged. Wheat n shade higher; ■ No. 1 while Michigan, $1.1)1}; amber Michigan, $1.72# spot or May ; $1.77 seller June; No. 2 nmbor Illiuuiß, $1.80; No. 1 red, $1.79. Corn a shade higher; high mixed, 45 J i@4Ce spot; 47c seller Juno; low mixed, 45)4C<$ 45?«o; yellow, 47c; white, SO^fc; no grade, 45($ Oats dull and & shade lower; No. 2, spot; Qollor Juuo. lleoeiptS—Flour, 659 brlH ; wheat, 10,000 bu ; corn, CO.UUO bu. Shipments—Flour, 2,000 brls; wheat, 8,000 bu corn, 91,000 bu. CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, May s.—Breadbtoffs—Flour firm at $7.C0@7.85. Wheat Arm at $1.70, Corn steady at 45c. Ilya firm at 83t. Oats qulot at 42@48c, Barley Arm. Linseed Oil—Higher at 08c@$1.00. Provisions—Fork (inlet and nominally unchanged. Lard firm, with light offerings; steam, 0c; kettle, Bulk meats steady ; shoulders, 7o ; clear nb, o,' t 'o; dear, 0?»c, for city cut, aud generally hold higher. Bacon firmer; shoulders, 8o; clear rib, 0j»c; clear, 10,’n'C. SVuiset—Steady at 80c. DETROIT. Detroit, May 6.—Breadstuffs—Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat dull aud n shade lower; extra, 12.00; No. 1, $1.88; omber, $1.74. Corn steady at 48c. Oats 39c. BALTIMORE, Baltimore, Mayß.—Breadstuffs—Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat quiet; Western red, $1.8001.90; amber, $1.0502.00. Com—Mixed Western nominal; Bio. Oats dull; mixed, 40c ; white, 60061 c. Rye firm: 00c@*1.00. Frovibions—Quiet mid unchanged, Botteu—Western dull aud weak. Wuukv—Firm; 90Jtf(391e. * CLEVELAND. Cleveland, May 6.—Breadstuffs—'Wheat* qulot and dull; No. 1 red, $1.75; No. 2, $1.05. Com lower; high mixed, Bio; low mixed, 49c. Oats firm; 450. Petroleum—Firm aud unchanged, » BT. LOUIS. Si. Louis, May 6.—hiutArsTuvrs—Flour Inactive, but firm. Wheat quint, only samplo lots Bold ; No. 2 spring, sl.23tf ashed, sl,lll bid: No. 3 red fall held SI.BB. with SI.BO bid. Corn steady for track lots, higher for elevator lots, 370 on track; 38®33*tfo elevator. Oats shade butter ; No. 2,320 on track ; 32?4033>4 elevator. Harley steady: No. 2, 85®'J0c. Rye steady, G3Q700. Whisky—Firm at 87c. ruovHioNß—Pork dull at $18.23010.50, Bulk meats nominal. Bacon quiet, only jobbing aud order trade, Lard nominal. Hons—Easier at $4.0505.15, Cattle—Lower; Inferior to prime, 2®fl#o, LOUISVILLE, Louisville, May s.—BiiKADSTUwa— Flour in good demand at unchanged nrices, piiovisio.Nfl—Quiet; held firm: mess pork, SIB,BOO 10.00. Bacon—Snouldors, 8 Vfo; clear rib, clear, all packed. Bulk Aleuts—Loose shoulders, 7,V<!; clear rib, clear, O’iSQjtfo. Lard unchanged. Whisky— Steady at 870, OSWEGO, Oswroo, May 6.—B«KAi)si‘in-FS—Wheat quiet 5 No. 1 Milwaukee, $1.71). Coru dull; Western, COtSCOJtfo, Barley quiet at $1,030, PHILADELPHIA. rniLAOEppuiA, May a.— BanAua rurrs— Flour quiet and steady • supers, $1.76035.61); extras, 5.750(5.76. Wlu-at in fair domand ; rod, $1.03@2.00; No. 1 spring, $1,74(31.73, Ilyo (u good demand at 95c. Corn active: ycllow,fl4>f@Cr)o: mixed, Gala unchanged. I'noviiioNH—PJnu ; moss pork. $19.25010,60. Wunmv—Firm ; iron-bound Western, 040. Vcusoln Paused Detroit* Special Dltpahh to The Chicago Tribune, PETiiorv, Mich,, May C.—Paused Ur—Props Ply mouth, India, Potomac, Chamberlain, Buffalo nud barge; uebra Ncgauuoo, TUdon, Exchange, Worth ington, Weber, Paused DowN—Propu Graves, Joy .Gould, Annie Young, Turner, Bt, Paul, Atlantic; Bohra Molroue, Young Amorim. Winu—Northeast, Illinois Itlver and Canal New«i LaSali.u, 111,, May B.—No arrivals or dopnrturea by tho river. Tho.Gale Loaf loaded with moldings, and the luubella, loaded with lumber, both bound for Ht. Louis, ami tho North Amoßcan, light, for OhlUlcotho, I indeed out of (ho canal, uud together wltti three other itifttß await towage down tho river, Nolliing passed lute the canal, The river foil one foot yesterday morning and this morning, leaving sixteen feet and three Inches of water on tho mitorslU of Dock 18. Canal CoMif-OTon’s Ornoß, Chicago, May B.— AnmvED—Majdo Leaf, Dlrd bridge, 12,118 Jl>s seeds; Andrew Jnckßon, Ottawa, 10,700 bu ontßs It. 0. Oood cll, Ottawa, 0,000 bu oatn; Orion, Marseilles. 7,000 bu oatn 5 Lily, Morris, fl, 0001m corn; lirllllanl, Morris, 6,200 bu corn { Oracle Griswold, Mlnooka, 6, 800 bu corn ; PhmnU, Lockport, 7,600 bu oats; Elizabeth, liOekport, COO hrla meal, 304 brls flour; Industry, Mor ris, 4,600 bu pnrn, 2,000 Im oats, . Olkaukd— Onondaga, Joliet, 61,229 ft lumber, 10,200 kill; Mnplo Loaf, Jiiilol, 05,007 ft lumber, 81,800 kill; ami several boats light. SPECIAL NOTICES. Sclicnck’s Mandrake Pills. These pill* arn composed oxclmlvoly Vtf vcgotablo In grndionls, and although llioy onliroly suporsouo (he u«o it! mercury, do n»i leavo nnyj of ita lujnrloua oifoot*. They not (broody upon (ho liver, and aro n vahiablo romo dy In nil cnicn of darangomont remit Ing from a dlsor* dorod stalo or that organ. T.lror Complaint. Dillons Disorders, Indigestion, Hick Headache, Typhoid Kovor*. Ac.. An., all snoenmb to tho free use of Hohonok'sMan drakoPlUs. For.salu hy nil dnigglsts and doalnrs. . OPENING. GABSOI, PME & CO, Invito tlio Public to llio Opening Of tliclr New Retail Premise?, laflison & Peoria-sts, TO-DAY and TO-MORROW. INTERESTING PRICES! AND A Splendid New Stock of Dry Goods. DRYGOODS. MMH1 3 iMIM. Will open to-day and Wednesday a full line of American and Sprague Prints, at the Agents’ reduced price of 11 cents. All orders filled promptly. MADISON AND FEAMLIN-STS. STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETINGS. STOCK-HOLDERS’ ANNUAL MEETING OF THE Lake Store k MieWgan Sonttern Railway Co. Office of The Lake Shore \ Michigan Southern! Railway Company, > Cleveland. 0., March 27. 1873. ) The annua] meeting of the Stockholders of thU Com pany. forth® election of Directors for the ensuing year, and fortuolniTJxacUoaof other important business, will bo hold at the office of tho Company, in th.Vclty of Cleveland, 0., on 'Wednesday, 7th Day of May next, between tho hours of 11 o’clock in tho forenoon ana 2 o’clock in I tie afternoon of that day. The transfer hooks of thn Company will bo closed at tho close of business, on tho 6th day of April next, and wtU ro-opon on tho morning of tho Bth day of May next. • GEORGE U. ELY. Secretary. OPPXCB OF CWcaftMlsM&Paic RAILROAD COMPANY. April 25 1873 The annual meollngof tho Stockholders of the Clilonco, Koclc Island & I’acilic Railroad Company, for tho election of Directors, pursuant to law, and tho transaction of such other business as nmy come before them, will bo held at tho 011100 of tho Company, in tho City of Chicago, on Wednesday, the 4th day of .limiinozt, at 11 o’clock a. m. _ _ a „ JOHN P. TItAOY, President. P. H. TOWS, Secretary. Joliet & Chicago Railroad Company. SBORETAHY'S OFFICE. CuiCAOO, May 2, 1873. The Stockholders of tho Joliet 4 Chicago Railroad Company are hereby notified that tho annual mooting of said Company, for tho election of Directors and transne* tlon of other business, will bo held at the office of tho Chicago >t Alton U. It, Co., on Wednesday the 1-lth lust.» at 10 o’clock a. m. ' * W. M. LARUAIIEE, Soo. Stockholders’ Meeting. Notice U hereby given that tho animal mooting of the Stockholders of Chicago South Branch Dock Company, for thu oloqUoq of Dlroctora of said Company, will bo hold at tho olhco of eald Company, No. fell Wnbaamav., in tbe City of Chicago, at 1U 0.m., Wednesday, Juno ). A* D. 1873. i£. G. MASON, Secretary of Chicago South Branch Dock Company. HOTEL. OGDEN HOUSE. A. 11. TODD, lato of Aberdeen Homo, Chicago, E. D. SNOW, iato of Ogdon lloueo, Council Bluffs, lowa, I’roprlotora. Oornor Pranklin and Washlngton-sts., (JIIIUAGO. This now and elegantly fnrnlnliod houso is located within ono and two blocks of Board of Trade, Ouurt-houso,places of amuiomont, and thu leading jobbing houses lu the city, and In ovory respect a business nun’s liotol. TERMS. $3.80 PER DAY. FLOUR* ZE^IInOTJIR,- . . . St. Louis, May 1. Wo have tl da day appointed HIOKSON, No. 1270 South State-st., Solo Agent lu Chicago for our celebrated brand of L‘Ooldwn Hulit” Flmir. K. GODDARD. INSTRUCTION. FRENCH AND GERMAN. Ladles and Gentlemen wishing for lessons In French and Gorman, please address a gontluman of long ox* porlonco as a teacher of Loth languages in Switzerland and Franco, sub 0. KAIIRRU, NO. PO North Clark-it. Peat of roforenep«_can bo given. SHIPPING TAGS^ Baa DENNISON’S PATEN® Hi SHIPPING TAGS. |_ \ Over 200 inUllims Imvo boon used within tho Q| 1 itaaUlO years, without complaint cl loss by LjLltho tag becoming dotaobod. All Kiprou xO XD Companies uso tbum. Hciltl l>y Printers and Stationery. Tlvi MISCELLANEOUS, From Buffalo. Tho Western Transportation Company’s Propellers Fountain City and Montana, ar rived at 8 o’clock on Bimaay evening being tho first boats through from. Buffalo this spring. ____ "BEDDING PLANTS. Verbenas, $0 per lOOvotbor kinds, s6audsß. Bond for Hat. Addices EDGAR LANDERS, 2/iOßtatu-st. MEETINGS. Attention, Sir Knights! Apollo Oommnndory. No, 1, K. T. Stated Conclave this evening al Hail, 181 Twenty-QOoend-at., atSo’olooi - . Business. vUliliig Sir Knights courteously invited. By order of tho li. O, B. 11. W, LOUKB, Itocorder. Masonic. Ashlar Lodge, No. 803, A. F, and A. M. Regular com ntuiilcrtllou (Lis (Tuesday) evening, May t>. at tholr hall, iu Masonic Temple, corner Ilalstud turn Uaudoliih-sts., for business aud uurk, Tho cordlnUjMuTttod. 5 dioro-

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