Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 7, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 7, 1873 Page 5
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THE DIXON HORROR. The Wreckers at Work Trying to Remove the Debris. They Pail to Raise It Without Injuring tho Piers. Cause of the Catastrophe, An Old Crr,:k in One of tho Uprights. Ono of the Rescued Gives His Sen sations While Drowning, A City In Mourning—Numer ous Funerals Yesterday. Heroism of tlio Baptist Minister, Mr. Pratt. Special Vifjmtch to The Chicago Tribune. Tim SUING USELESS. Dixon, 111., May o.—Tlio seine, which has boon stretched from outside tho flrstpior on tho north Bide of tho bridge to tho shore, to catch any floating bodies, os already described In Tim Tribune, bos so far boon of littlo service. It has boon examined several times without offoct. Tho result of tho last examination showed that in the middle of tho channel, and whore the cur rent Is most swift, tho seine does not reach tho bottom by four foot or moro. Therefore tho eoino has proved practically useless, bodies that became detached being moro likely to find their way into tho doop channel and bo swept away than to b and hold in tho whirls. There aro no bodies remaining in tho water at tho south oud, and tho efforts of tho salvors and wreckers arc confined to tho north. TUB WRECKING MACIUNERY. The complete apparatus of tbo Northwestern Railroad Company only arrived this morning. It la of tbo heaviest description. Tbo material is perfect in every respect, and there will bo no further delay in raising the wreck. Tbo derrick and fittings of the Illinois Central Railroad Com pany are excellent in their way, but it is im possible with a derrick to roach over a space of 125 foot. Resides that, the situation of tbo wreck is such that, whilst apparatus of ibis kind is of great value as an auxiliary, it is perfectly useless for raising tbo heavier and more distant masses of iron and timber. Tbo pieces that have already boon brbUght up, or rather some of them, are twisted and turned in the most extraor dinary manner; whilst others-look os though they bad just loft tbo foundry. Quo length of capping, that was fished up this morning, was almost entirely denuded of the iron bars that should bavo been attached to it, except ouo piece nt the end, which was twisted corkscrew fashion, like a metal “worm” of tbo most artistic and accurate workmanship. Tno other pieces bad boon, literally wrenched bodily away. A COUPLERS 6UASTT. There was nothing loft to toll how tho thing bod evoi hold together. What kind of iron it could ho, what kind of mechanical skill could bavo boon brought into requisition to put to gether a piece of capping, upon which the weight of a bridge was to bo suspended, that retained no trace of tho screws, bolts, or other ties which bold it to the framework, is difficult to realize. Tho writer never saw a piece of iron-work bo entirely clean after a wreck. Ono expects, after an accident, to sco tho debris misshapen, bout, tom, rent, broken; but this piece of capping is just tho same, to all ap pearance, as the day it loft tho workman’s hands, with tho exception of tho oner pioco of twisted Von referred to. Tho work of lifting goes slowly on, in conso \qaonco of tho insufficiency of tho derrick and apparatus connected with it. But men have fcooa at work &U tho day placing tho capstans and cables belonging to tho Northwestern ap paratus, and now tho task will bo accomplished SritU more satisfactory results. Tho main object *<vt present is to got at the remaining bodies. Tini GRAPPLING IKONS occasionally bring away fragments of shawls, and of drosses, but tbo remaining bodies aro evidently imbedded firmly la tho bottom of tho river, under tho fallen iron, from which it Is almost impossible to extricate, without maiming thorn. Whilst tho dorrick is fishing up tho lighter portions of tho bridge, near tho north shoro pier, tho heavier apparatus will lift tho larger masses of iron that uow lio iu tho very centre of tho stream. The' work is rendered slower in consequence of tho groat caro required to bo ex ercised iu lifting the pieces without defacing tho bodies that ore thought to bo thoro; and whon tho plocos aro dragged to tho surface by main force, there remains tho task of separating thorn from tho fallen works. To do this, tho men uso a sort of hand-anvil, with sharp, cutting stool chisels and. heavy hammers. It is a alfficult task to cut into tho swaying iron, as it hangs suspended in the air by a chain, yielding to every blow, and dipping into tho water, with a boat underneath, which it is almost impossible to steady in tho strong current, hold ns she is broadside on to the stream. Still, fair progress Is made, and by to-morrow night it is expected that most of the heavy iron will be dragged from the river’s bottom.' TUB NINE-INOU CABLES, lioavy capstans, and fittings iu proportion, of tho Northwestern, justify hopes of a rapid conclu sion of tho work. Their very appearance gives the spectator a feeling of confidence, which is increased by the physique and bearing of tho sturdy wreckers of tho company, who huudlo tho ponderous machinery with nn case and dexterity that show their familiarity with tho work. This Is tho samo apparatus that was used to hoist that most unfortunate of all locomotives, tho ’‘Dr. Williams,” out of tho samo river. Tho d ‘ Dr. Williams ” was built on a Friday, eighteen years ago, first run out on a Friday, has jumped perversely into ditches so often that his drivers dubiously say ho is conscious of old ago, and is afilictod with a chronic yearning ‘to lio down; is always running olf switches 5 once ran off tho track at Nelson and into tho midst of a lot of valuable stock, killing a number; again glided.into tho river off tho Sterling Uallcoad bridge, whore tho tackle that was used to haul him out had to bo tnado of a special strength and thickness, tho doctor, with his usual perverseness, having Struck into a desperately deep nud difficult hole. This is tho tacklo that lias boon brought hero, and is stong enough to pull out tho heaviest piece of iron that over yol was fitted to a Truos floll bridge. SEEKING FOR BODIES. Tho labor of grappling for bodies possesses a fnolancboly intercut. Half a hundred people or fcnoro stood on tho south abutment, looking with r. gloomy gravity at tho wator au it dashes hood oasly by. swirling, and foaming, and dancing, |md swelling, as U rejoicing in its deadly strength and tho consciousness that Death iu always pres ent in its bosom. Those people can see nothing of tho work that is going on at tho other end ex cept a shifting panorama of ropes and chains, ■waying iron, and fathers, mothers, husbands, ivives, brothers and sisters, tearfully waiting the recovery of tho missing bodies. It is bu tho north sido that interest is centered, and it Is a econo that can never bo forgotten by those who havo witnessed it. A raft is moored b few yards below the bridge, to assist in tho operations, and hero tho grnpplors stand, poking their long polos and irons between tho wreck, mostly without success. The raft is strewn With shreds and morsels of clothing, tho owners Of which aro still to bo got out. From early morning tho banks wore lined with spectators, and tno ferry was engaged all day ferrying over caskets and n.oarmng rela tives of the departed. TEARING AWAY THE WRECK, After infinite danger and difficulty, tho work men succeeded in tearing away bodily a portion of tho overhanging frame work of tho ulioro span on tiio north end. Tho derrick was dis pensed with early in tho day, and it was deter mined to concentrate all tho availablp force on the heavier wrecking machinery. With that object, a deep cross pit was sunk about seventy fivo yards west *of tho bridge, or down tho Stream, and into tho cross was sunk a heavy beam capable of withstanding any prossuro It might bo called upon to boar, Tho cablo was attached at ono end to tho beam with heavy switches, and at tho other to tho wreck fvltblmmonso ponderous cnalns, pulleys being placed at loth ends. Tho return oml of tho cable was so arranged as to bo hauled taut with taoos through blocks. Tho arrangement seems to Imvo boon ns good a ono as could bavo boon nmdo to offoct tho object In view, namely, to tear away bodily from tbo pier tho remainder or tho wreck, thus removing tho pressure on tho bodloa ai the bottom of tho river.’ Meanwhile grappling for tlio dead was discontinued except to a very limited' extent, those oporatlona not permitting any ono to re main In tho river In tho vicinity of tbo bridge. Tho ropes ami chains being securely fastened, the foreman nailed for a strong pull, and a hundred lusty follows laid hold of tho rope. They succeeded in moving tho wreck, •and wore encouraged to renewed efforts. With Increased experience, now methods of tearing away tho cursed bridge wore devised, and at it they again wont, with stout hearts and strong hands. This timo part of tho wreck appeared to have got firmly im bedded in the river, and a consulta tion was again had. Tho third timo the chains crept closer and closer around tho yielding iron. The mass became more and more misshapen i strong planks snapped liko dry twigs ? solid bars of iron gave way and tho whole mass began to move. Then success appeared certain, and tho men wore encouraged to pull their strongest. Tho grip grow tighter, tho strain Increased, and away went part of tho wreck, drawn almost wholly away from tho main body. Thoso efforts woro continued without abatement nil tho afternoon with over increasing hopes of success, when crack wont one of the switches like o rifle, and away went the people at a rush to investigate tbo cause. It was found that the switch must bo repaired, and whilst this was being attended to, a visit was paid those in charge of the bridge, where a consulta tion was hold, the result of which was that a digoront arrangement of tho chains was resolved upon. All these matters took up a groat deal of time, and after further efforts being found to bo attended with prospects of damage to tho pier, another consultation was hold, audit was finally resolved to ABANDON TUG ATTEMPT. Nothing has boon determined upon as to tholr next courso of action. NO BODIES bavo been taken out ai this point; but tho body of Mrs. C. W. Kontnor was recovered about 2 miles down tbo river. SINCE DIED. Both 11. Whitmore and Mrs. Yf. Youn, two of tho wounded, died last night. NOT HURT. Tho daughter of li. F. Purr, reported injured, was not hurt. She was taken out of tho water in an unconscious condition, but was resuscitated, and attended two funerals to-day. FUNERAL SERVICES, Tho funeral of Mrs. E. Wallace will tako placo on Wednesday afternoon. HARD WORKERS. Mr. Jacobs, of tbo Illinois Central Railroad, Mr. G. B. Kittles, Hoad Master of the North western llnllroad, and John 11. Lakey, Master Mechanic of tbo latter Company, bavo devoted themselves untiringly andhoroicatly.to tbo labor of getting out tho bodies and moving tbo wreck. TUB BAPTISTS NOT RESPONSIBLE. There are some people in this town—there in the habit of .censuring Christians whenever they have an opportunity—who consider the Baptists, especially the llov. J. H. Pratt, the minister who was immersing tho converts, re sponsible for tho accident. This is unfair, and as dispatches bavo boon sent from herb reflect ing somewhat upon that denomination, it is but just that something should bo said in their de fense ; that the facts bo given without imaginary padding. A revival bad boon in progress in Dixon all winter, not among the Baptists particularly, but in all tho churches. Union meetings wore bold, at which different pastors spoke, and so much interest was never manifested before. Fre quently COO people would bo assembled in a church, and. when an expression of religious fooling was called for, there wore very few present who failed to say that they had experienced a change of heart and wore “ happy in tbo Lord.” Tho rite of baptism was administered several times, and four weeks ago last Sunday half a dozen colored converts wore received into tho Church. The Methodists were anxious to ho immersed, and Mr. Pratt was appealed to, but ho declined to baptize them for reasons known only to himself. This minister .is perfectly familiar with that part of tho river, whore tho baptism took place, and this fact enabled him to RENDER EFFICIENT AID, after tho span fell. Ho bad examined the bod of tho river in order to ascertain tho roost available standing place, and when tho unfortunate spec tator wore struggling in tho water ho know now to approach and rescue many of them. Through his individual efforts ton or fifteen wore saved, THE IMMERSION. Last Sunday was a remarkably pleasant day, and tho people began to assemble on tho shore about half-past 12 o’clock. At 1 there wore about 200 people on tbo bridge. Mr. Pratt, who has had occasion to estimate tbo number in many congregations, gave it as his opinion that there wore not over that number. Ho detained tbo crowd longer than is customary, fooling the importance of impressing upon them tho advantage to bo derived from “ coming to Jesus,” and while ad dressing them, took particular notice of those assembled on tho bridge. No thought of an accident entered his mind, as there wore at the Erovioua baptism, according to statements bo ad beard, at least three times as many persons congregated on tho same span to witness tbo immersion. While leading tbo third candidate into tho water, THERE WAS A CRASH. aud tho span nearest the shore foil, tho remain iug.four following almost immediately, but not being submerged. Tho multitude wore not ex cited at all; did not jump up or movo about, as sometimes happens at such gatherings ; all woro quiet, aud awaiting with baled breath to see tho convert baptized. This is rather a singular fact, aud one which has not boon mentioned hereto fore. Had tho people on tho bridge boon ex cited, and kept constantly iu motion, tho fall might havo boon ascribed to tho jarring. If tho statement that six 'hundred people wore on the same span four weeks ago ho true, the bridge did not givo way solely on account of being overloaded. That tho iron work was de fective is cortalu. CARELESSNESS. • Several holts in tho trestle work wero observed to bo worn out by friction ; yot, strange to say, no ono appeared to take sufficient interest in tfio security of tho bridgo to report tho matter to tho city authorities. When tho span fell, as Mr. Pratt says, many persons were caught between tho outside guard aud tho trestle work, tho latter being between tho foot-path and carriage way. Others woro thrown into tho wator, and those nearest tho shoro woro immediately pulled out. Quito a num ber woro drawn out toward thecontroof tho rlvor by tho current, and floated away before they could bo reached. Arms could ho scou above tho water iu all directions, and cries for help woro hoard on nil sides. Judge Crabtree rescued ono lady, and while taking her to tho bank, another whom ho could not reach, said ''Judge,’’ aud sank to tho bottom. K MODEST HERO. Mr. Pratt is a very modest man, and although many intcrcating facta wore obtained from him, ho was uuublo, on account of tho ehooU to his nerves, to givo a connect ed statement. What is related abovo was learned from him by a Tribune reporter this morning. Ho declined to mention tho part ho took in rescuing tho people from tho water, not desiring it to be mado public. From persons who woro present, tho reporter teamed that Mr. Pratt behaved like a hero; forgetting himself entirely, and endangering his own Hfo in saving others, his conduct was as nohlo as that of tho llov. Mr. Anclout, who assisted tho passengers off tho steamer Atlantic. INTERVIEWING THE SURVIVORS. In addition to tho poraons visited by Tribune reporters, as already reported, visits wore to-day mado to others, with the objoctof gathering par ticulars of an interesting character, which might vary in.somo respects from those published be fore, ibo parties being especially qualified to afford information. The points elicited, with those that appeared before, will about exhaust tho relation of tho experiences of thoso who es caped to tell tho tulo of how they felt at death’s door. Tub Tribune reporter searched long, and for somo time without success, lor some one who could givo him an intelligible idea of the SENSATION OK DROWNING. After many hours spout iu inquiry and in fruitless interviews, tho right individual was at length found, in tho person of Dr. Hoffman,who. was taken out of the river whon in an uncon scious condition, and full of water. Ho was able to come down to bis olllco this morning, al though ho has a gash about throe inches long in his head. Ho is very weak yet, but, notwith standing tho shock to his nervous system and tho mental deprivation caused by the loss of his wife, bo gave a very interesting account of his narrow escape fiom drowning. Your correspondent interviewed him this morn ing particularly with reference to his sensations while upder tho water, and learnod from him wbat Is subjoined. pr. iioffman’s story. My wife and 1 wont to see the baptism of tho converts, and took up ‘ a position on the bridge about thirty foot from the first pior, and between it and Ibo abut ment. Wo woro surrounded by people,— men, women, tmd chlldygu. auduonlv, while TltE fcIftCAGD DATLV TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY, MAY'T, 187:5. Mr. Pratt was entering the water wllh a female. I hoard a report similar to that made by a small cannon, and in an inslant the water closed ovor mo, ami I felt that something was pressing mo down. A heavy weight appeared to bo ovor mo. I did not sink to tho bottom. I was perfectly conscious, and immediately thought of getting out if possible. My hands came in conlact with tho trestle-work, and, crawling up as if ascending a ladder, I was fortunate in finding an opening through which I crawled and immediately nrnso to tho surface, I was then, as near ns I can judge, about seventy or eighty feet from tho shore. I swam toward tho bank, but whoa near it my strength gave out, and 1 sank. While swimming, some person, who must have boon under tho water, caught hold of my left log, and grasped tight for a minute, preventing mo from going forward. Tho person lot go us suddenly as ho hud taken hold, and 1 gave a stroke or two,whon I encountered a drees. Thinking it was my wife, who was standing beside mo when tho spaa foil, I grabbed it, but, having become enervated, I was obliged to let it go. I was almost exhausted at tho timo, and do not know that tho dress was that of my wife. I did not notice it particularly. My thoughts woro almost solely confined to hor, and 1 imagined, when 1 saw tho dress, it was hors. When I sank I was still sensible of tho sur roundings. I went apparently vorycloso to tho bottom. Tho current rolled mo ovor and ovor, and my hands frequently came in con tact wllh tho gravel. I could fool tho water running down my throat and in my oars, and all at once experi enced tho most delightful sensation. I seemed to bo at peace with everything, and perfectly happy. My whole life passed before mo liko n. flash of lightning, the events appearing in sequence, tho most prominent appearing to bo Indelibly impressed upon my mind. Circum stances I had forgotten appeared vividly, and I did not want to bo disturbed. I should iiavo preferred to remain where I was. While in tho midst of a beatific reverie, thinking what my wifo would do if she woro saved, and I drowned, .1 felt a hand on my shoul der. I was pulled out and placed on a rock. I was almost insensible, but gradually camo to myself. Oh, bow sick and wretched t felt. After remaining on tbo rock about an hour, I was taken to my homo. Hero I commenced vomiting, and frequently ejected water and par* Bally-digested food until •! o’clock in the after noon.- 1 was taken out of tho water about COO foot below the bridge. I was very thirsty after vomiting, and tried to drink some water, but tbo taste was so disagreeable that I could not boar it. Tbo only way I could quench my thirst was by putting vinegar into tho water, about an ounce and a half to a quarter of a pint. That struck mo ns a rather curious circumstance. I was greatly astonished at tho number of events that passed through my mind while under the water. Nothing that oc curred during childhood was evident, but every thing since 1 was about It) years old appeared before me as if photographed. Tho sensation I experienced while the water was going down my throat was not unpleasant. It scorned as if I was going on a journey, and was surrounded by all hinds of beautiful things. While on tho rock I felt very bad and desired to bo lot alone. Tho sudden transition from tbo beatific state in tbo water to tbo dry land seemed to have a bad effect, and made mo indifferent to what was go ing ou around mo; Several people came to mo and wanted to take mo homo, but I told them to lot mo alone. I was so miserable. Tbo corpso of my wife was found after she bad boon in tho water about throe hours. It is said that Mrs. Hoffman’s countenance was lighted up with a life-like smile, so peaceful and suggestive of such pleasant thoughts when dying, that every body’s attention was attracted to her. ur. uead’s account. Mr. James 6. Mead, newsdealer, who was standing on tho span at tho time it folk was also interviewed. Ho said that his wife, Mrs. Ezra Becker, and himself wore about thirty foot from tho first pier. Ho hoard a slight noise, bpt did not realize what had taken place for a moment or two. Observing tbo bridge going down into tho water, ho thought it was time to move. Tho ladies with - him screamed and cried out <( Help us,” and ho pushed them through ouo of tho meshes in the trestle work toward tho pier. Just as ho readied tho roadway whore they cook shelter in security, tho plank on which ho and tho ladies had boon standing gave way and 101 l into tho water. Looking toward tho south shore ho saw tho bridge wriggling like a snake, and tbo different 'sections sinking down, tho por tions resting on tbo piers remaining almost in their original position. In addition to bis wife and Mrs. Becker, bo pulled two other ladles on to tho pier, and subsequently convoyed them safely to tho south shore, over tho ricketty span. Tho journey was not unattended with ominous signs. Tbo timbers cracked ut almost every atop, and tho bridge was apparent ly very insecure. They expected to ho momen tarily thrown into tho water, and crushed to death or drowned. However, they reached tho bank of tho river without a mishap, and wero very thankful for their narrow escape. Tho bridge did not appear to go straight down. It fell over to tbo right, the people In tho foot path being hommod in by tho trestle work and tho outside guards,—hence, wore unable to crawl out. UR. DIXON’S STATEMENT. Mr. Dixon, a merchant tailor of this city, a particularly cool sort of citizen in circumstances of danger, gave so good an account of hiu sensa tions that they deserve a word horo, tho narrator being one of tho few who escaped after being caught in tho wreck who is able to givo a toler ably succinct idea of what happened. After describing how ho was engaged at tho time of tho accident, ho continued: I had my arm around Armstrong when tho bridge wont down. Whon tbo bridge gave way, I felt myself going, and, before I be came conscious of falling, I struck the wator. Then 1 felt that 1 had struck tho railing and was entangled in it. 1 also felt that ray right foot was held by somo ono who was underneath mo. Without knowing exactly how I did it, I kicked for dear life nud got loose, rose to tho surface, aud took breath. Whon 1 kicked him oft 1 think 1 was on tho bottom. My recollection is hazy, hut it scorns to mo that when I felt my hcol seized, I lay down deliberately, and seizing hold of something to steady myself, then struck out with my foot, and found myself freo. On being asked what bis sensations of drowning wore, ho said : Tho first thought of which I was conscious was tho horror of Doing entangled, followed liko a flash by tho sensation of being caught in tho iron. 1 had no recollection of going into tho water. A man says ho saw mo falling ; that I was leaning against tho bridge whon it gavo way, and that 1 foil outward, turning a somorsn’-’t in tho fall. I don’t know how 11. t was. I became first really conscious of my ..anger whon 1 was at tho bottom, with my foot caught undor tho rails and what I before described took place. I had no fooling of nulTocation or dis tress. I hold my breath and swallowed no water. When I came to tho surface, I had perfect con sciousness, drew a deep breath, aud struck out for tho shoro. All around mo-woro heads ap pearing aud disappearing, hut nouo was close enough to mo to lay hold of. Whon I reached near the shore, they took hold of mo. My faco was cut and blooding, and my logs and feet soro aud swollen. MR. COUNTRYMAN, of tho firm of W. G. Stevens & Co., merchants, gives an entirely different account from any of tho others seen to-day, as to tho manner in* , which tho bridge gave way. Ho did not fall out or fall over, but ho is only conscious of having slipped straight down into tho water, ns though tho bridge opened widely whore ho stood, and lot him through tho opening. Ho went straight down to tho bottom, feeling tho bodies fall with and around him, As ho reached tho wator something cut his head, causing a bad scalp-w’ound, and ho felt it press him down. Tho water seemed to rovivo him from tho stun ning effect of tho blow, and bo struck out boldly, freed himself from tho weight, rose to tho sur face, and was saved. Ho now walks with a crutch. A gentleman who was present at this interview said that ho saw tho ouu of tho bridge slido away from tho abutment, and, simul taneously, men, women, children, iron, and planks accumulated in a mass in tho wator together. Mr. Countryman said that ho fult certain that tho bridge did not fall outward or slido away. It soomod to sink right down from under his foot, and down ho wont in a plumb lino. Whon ho struok out to save himself, ho found ho was clear of tho wreok, Ho did hot sco any one else Moating on that side of tho bridge. Mrs, Noblo, who was killed by tho Iron-work falling and crushing her, was standing within a, paco of him, and seemed to go down with him, and tho rest in ono indis tinguishable mass. Ho is unable to account for tho sensation felt by others of falling over, be ing morally certain of having dropped through the Door of tho bridge at a point whore it must have opened ami lot him through. EDOAU A. PATRICK, a painter,of tills city, is tho young man who has been referred to in these dispatches as having saved sumo lives hy his presence of mind lu shoving off planks to tho struggling people in the water. Ho was on tho first span on tho north side whon tho accident look placo. Ho saw tho railing, referred In in other plucks ns tho capping of tho work, which foil upon so many people, give way. Ho instinctively felt a sinking, and know at once that an accident was going to happen. Tho sidewalk yielded, and us it yielded tho capping bent no gradually that It was observ able, and bo thou deliberately jumped into tho water, and Wont down, but neither ntmolc bot tom nor was nlrnck. When ho camo to tho mir face, ho found tho drowning people struggling around him, and, after a fow strokes, camo acromi a little white-headed hoy, whom ho solxod hold of and pushed on to a plank that was float ing by. lie shoved tho plank ovor to whero young Vonnnps was about giving up, and got him on, Daly at tbo same timo having his hands full with another plank, with thoso two planks tho two young heroes saved five lives. As soon ns they landed their precious cargoes llioy sot out with their planks again, and Daly next time saved throe moro, and tho speaker two more. An incident connected with the Having of tho littlo boy is worth re counting, although Mr. Patrick was too modest to speak of it. The littlo boy was tho sou of tho Ilov. Mr. Lilly, Lutheran minister, ami, uimhlo to show his gratitude to his savior lu any other way. followed Mr. Patrick around tho groat part of tho day, tolling tho spectators of his good deeds. Patrick and Daly aro lino follows, and their work of Hunday will long bo graven iu tlio Hearts of tho people. monr-HEEiis. Tho econo of tlio calamity was throughout tho day thronged with spectators dressed in their Sunday attire. It was more liko n gala day than anything else. The bunks on both Hides of tho river woro thick with people and bright with colors. mouiinino. From the south side the melancholy tolling of iho church belle and tbo impressive music of fho “ Dead March” in “ Saul" were wafted across the water ns the funeral procession, of a fireman passed to tho burial grounds. Hundreds of farmers' teams brought additions to tho multitude: the streets wore as full as on tho Fourth of July, and Iho citizens, male and female, as well dressed. Sad-faced mourners walked among tho eager eight-seers, who had come from afar off. Dub many houses woro shrouded in crape, and many stores woro closol. More men than It is pleas ant to think of woro crape on their arms and crape on their hats, and many haggard women passed from ono stricken house to another. Symbols of grief everywhere abounded. This may bo termed tho funeral day of Dixon. Thoro is scarcely a household that has not lost a rela tive by tho calamity of Sunday. Tho disaster goes homo to almost ovory heart In the city, and tho full force of tho blow it is impossible to es timate. It is a common reply to tho consola tions a stranger endeavors- to offer, that “the host of tho people aro gono.” Long lines of carriages woro winding through at the principal streets throughout tho day. Tho signs of mourning became more and frequent as high noon passed into afternoon, and afternoon Into evening, and it was not until almost dark that tho last funeral had taken place. Thou tho crowds diminished in numbers, and tho city re sumed her sorrowful tranquility. THE FONEIIALS. Tho hours of starting from the residences of tbo families of tho deceased wore arranged, that tho friends could attend two or threo funerals, and show their respect for tho dead. Tho ser vices were very simple, consisting generally of only a prayer. It is understood that tho minis ters of tbo denominations whoso numbers were lessoned by tho calamity will preach appro priate funeral eormous next Sunday. Tho fu noral of Miss Irouo Baker took ploco Crom tho residence of J. R. Mason. She was 10 years of ago, and very beautiful. Her father is ox-Postmaster and a very promi nent citizen. At 2 o’clock tho funoml of uoorgo IV. Kent, ono of tho villago firemen, took placo. Ho, also, was a victim, and his body waa fol lowed to tho cemetery by all his associaton in full uniform, preceded by a band of music. Tho other persons burled to-day woro: Ratio Sterling, Emma Doming, Bessie Rayuo. whose body was taken to Chicago from tho hpuso of Mrs. Wadsworth, wboro tho services wore hold, and Mrs. Vann and her daughter Ida, who wore hurried in ono gravo. Tho funeral of Mrs. Col. T. H. Noblo took placo at 3 o’clock in tho afternoon, from tho Nachusa House. It was tho largest of all, tho lady hav ing boon well known to almost every body in Dixon, and esteemed by all. Tho Rov. Dr. Williams, rector of tho Episco palian Church, officiated. After reading tho burial service ho spoko briefly, taking as his text, *‘l am tho resurrection and tho life.” THE CAUSE OP THE DISASTER may bo said to bavo been discovered, and 111 will bo necessary to go ovor again tho description of tho superstructure a littlo in order to explain it to tho render. The bridge terminated in tho north ond by two up rights of cast-iron. Prom theso pillars ran out tho supporting cords of thick bar iron on tbo top and bottom, which really constituted] tho strength of tho bridge. If either of theso (lords at any time broke, ■ tbo safety of tho bridge must have been imperiled. In examining tho 'debris, tho parts of tbo cast-iron uprights* ‘which had neon thrown on tho ground* \woro found to havo attached to them. * parts of tho bottom cords, entirely brokent off, to which no attention was paid in tho)firsts 'hurry and excitement, in tho confident belief* that tho break was part of tho general smash-up.

A close * investigation of tho ends, however, .proved that this was tho weak spot that caused % tho dire disaster. Slanting downwards was aa old crack in each bar which had apparent-* ly been in oxiotenco for months atv least. They evidently woro not fresh., breaks, and at tho ond of tho old breaks, thof 1 iron had snapped. Tho difference between, tho old and tho now breaks wasquito perceptible to* tbo naked oyo, but it could not havo been per ceived without special inspection whilst theb bridge was standing. Tho ton to fifteens, tons ofhumanily that swayed to and fro nibovol those fatal 'breaks gradually ripped and tore old wound open wider ana wider, till tho bars* woro rent asunder, and down wont tho entire' structure, and half a hundred souls woro.eclnt tol - Tho cause of tho breaks can only Lev determined at tbo inquest, but there eeurps toto ho no doubt os to tho fact of tho oldhrodka bo-* ing there, Aa stated, all who havo examined tho bars pronounce tho cracks to bo old, ami tbo : rust is there to speak for itself. It bain also* boon found that quito a number of irons com posing tho lattice-work of IhoJ bridge snapped during tho winter, and no attempt was maple to repair them. COMPLAINT is mado that tbo Times' report of tbla morning cftino boro full of errors, Tbo reporters for that paper arc charged with making deliboratoifalso Btatomontß, and fho citizens demand that! tboy should bo contradicted. Among other, .utato moots mado was ono to tho effect that tbotliridgo costsß7,ooo, and that tbo City Clerk wastchhsired by tbo Aldermen to report It as $175,'000, the fact being that tbo total ox-nondi turo wan in tbo neighborhood of S7[i,floo. Tbo piora woro built by tbo city at a aowb of about 845,000, and tbo bridge cost about i 830,- 000. Tbo second Btatomont complained of :is that a majority of tbo citizens woro opposed* tis tho Trucßdoll bridge at tho timo of ittf adop tion by tbo Board of Aldermen, wborons It Ib alleged that tbo trutlh; 1b just tho reverse, tho loading citizens' toeing, rightly or wrongly, almost unanimously in davor orit. It is assorted by those who makoi ibis reply to tbo allegations of tbo Tivica* corre spondents, that tboy uovor board of any 'Opposi tion to tbo bridge, tbo city boiug wholly iavor ablo to It. If any opposition was mods, tbo citizoiiß Bay that It was kept so quiet that nobody know anything about It. Tbo third Btatomont complained of is that Mr. Truosdoll tbo Aidormou to uoouro tho adoption off bis bridge. This is indignantly denied by loading citizens, all of whom said that If bit* life do- E ended upon proving tho Btatomont a falsehood o would at onco freely pledge it on tbo is.Biio. Tbo fourtbatatomont mado was that Truejidoll'a backers boro woro Mr. Truosdoll, a lawyer, “ tbo bridge-builder’s brother," Ur. Reynolds, ami Reaper Dixon, tho fact being that lawyer Truos doll is no relation whatever of tho otbor; hud nothing whatever to do with tho bvidgo, and was not ovon a citizen of Dixon at tbo timo it was constructed: that Dr. Reynolds was an advocate of tbo principle on wbicli tbo bridge was built boforo bo know that such a • man as Truosdoll was tbo owner of it j and, as to Roapor Dixon, tho mention of bis uamo in tbo connection represented by tho Times provokes a amilo. Tho Committee who reported in favor of tbo bridge, whilst de ploring tho accident and lamenting tho adoption of tbo structure, fltato that tlioy acted from tbo best information at their command,and that tboy avo conscience clear of nil reproach. Tho Atlnntio A; l»ncilc TolcgrniUi Company* Pixisnunou, Pa., May (I.—At tho annual moot ing of tho ntockholdora of tho Puclilo A Atlan tlo Tolegraifli Company, hold to-day, Win. G. Johnalon, of PilUiburgh, woa olectod President, and tho following-named gonttomon wore chosen nu Directors for tho ensuing year s M. W. Wat son, G. W. Hallman, E. Breed, andD. McCurg, of Piltaburgh \ W. M. Tasslngton, Ht. Loula \ T. J. Wood, Payton, 0.; A. 0. Eronnan, Louls villo j J. W. Wolr, Harrisburg j A. 0. Corneglo and J. W. Ellis, Now York 5 P. V. Boiaol oud J. P. Bhaw. Philadelphia. Tho retiring Probidont reports that tho total oxpon dlturob for tho yow wore $>170,000, and tho total rouoiptb $150,000. Tho Company gout 120,000 mosaatros loss during tho pabt your than tho ono proeodlm?, tho falling olf being shown from various uißtiuot bubinoau causes. Tho falling olf represented an average money value of $79,000, being equal to what would liavo boon a 4 per cent dividend on Iho capital, had tho receipts boon equal to last your. It Ib understood that the Pacific Atlantia Company liavo panned largely into the hands of parties interested in tbo West orn Union, and the Hoard of Directors will bo composed principally of persona interested in that Company. SPRINGFIELD. Formal Adjournment of the I.cfjlnla* timi O-Ixciirslon «» Important A«H(!NUinon( Decision l>y (he Auditor. Special Dispatch to The Chictvjo Tributte. Bviuncjfujt.d, 111., May fi.—The first session of tbo Twenty-eighth General AHsembly enmo to its end this morning in tbo presence of Mr. Cnllom, Speaker of tbo House, Hisliop, of Mollonry, Darnell, Dresser, Golden, Hay, McDonald, Mld dlccolT, Morrison, Novlllo, Orondorf, and Till eon, In tbo Senate, Mr. Voris brought down the gavel In superb stylo, proclaiming that the Senate elmll bo adjourned until the (llh day of January, 1874. There woro present Senators Rtnmo, Gumllach, Glenn, and llurU, and the closing scones wore devoid of interest, except to the people who paid SO,OOO lor the little farce. It was understood that when the adjournment was fixed for Tuesday that there would not he a quorum in either House after lust Friday, and ro it proved. The gentlemen of the press who have nerved as Legislative cor respondents in the Legislature this winter. loft tills afternoon for Denver, Col., for a brief respite from their labors and for recrea tion. Among them aro W. K. Sullivan,* TninuNE; Louis Souther, Times ; W. It. Scott, Intcr-Occan x J. H. Irwin, St. Louis J»V publican \ G. 11, Harlow, St. Loulh democrat, and A. Alvoy, St. Louis Olobc. There woro about twenty gentlemen in the crowd. The following opinion of tbo Auditor was promulgated to-day; Queahon—Must said individual giro to tbo Aspcppof an account of all money loaned. Can any deductions bo made for worlblcso notes; notes worth a curtain por cent or notea that bavo become outlawed by tbo statute of limitation. Reply—# cc. 28 of tbo Revenue laws says :No person, company, or corporation shall hoonlltlod to any deduction from tbo amount of any bonds, stocks, or monoy loaned. This means that tho deductions permitted by See. 27 of tho Revenue law cannot bo deducted from bonds, slocks, or monoy loaned. A depreciation or entire oblitera tion in value is not a deduction as contemplated by tho Revenue law, therefore notes of any kind of obligation bold for money loaned, should bo assessed at tho fair cash valuo thereof, tho samo as other property, and liko other property. If depreciated from tho faco or original valuo such depreciation should bo duly considered by tbo Assessor, otherwise such property would ho assessed at over its fair cash value. THE DOCTORS. Twcnty-fonrtU Annual Jllccilng of tlio American Medical Association. St. Louis, May o.— Tho twenty-fourth annual mooting of tho American Medical Association commenced hero, in Masonic Hall, this morning. About 350 delegates, representing nearly ovory State in tho Union, woro present. Dr. D, W. Yandoll, of Louisville, Ky.,tho re tiring President, called tho Association to order at 11 o’clock, and prayer was offered by tho Rov. Dr. Niccols, of St. Louis. Dr. John S. Mooro, of St. Louis, thou deliver ed a brief address, cordially and heartily Welco ming tbo delegates to St. Louis; after which Dr. Yandoll introduced Dr. Thomas M. Lognu, of Sacramento, Cal., tho President for tho present year, who took tho Chair. Tho report of tho Local Committee of Ar rangements, recommending an order of business and detailing a Hist of entertainments for tbo week, was road, after which President Logan de livered a lengthy address. Tho Committee to select officers for tho ensu ing year was then appointed, after which tho Convention adjourned. Tho business of tho session wilt consist mainly of reports of special committees on subjects of interest only to tho medical profession. Tbo convention will ho divided into sections, and these reports will bo made before them in sep arate sessions. Tho Association of Medical Editors, an out growth of tho American Medical Association, met Inst night, nufl, after some routine business, listened to n lengthy address by President Par vin, on “The Relation Between Medicine, Phi losophy, and Literature,” which was very ably hauulod. Defunct Insurance Company* Little Rook, Ark., May 6.— Tho President of tbo Arkansas lusuranco Company, to-day, mado affidavit before tbo ComminHionor of luenrauco that, tbo naaots of tbo Company woro not sufficient to pay tbo liabiliticK, whereupon tho Commissioner, under tho new law, suspended tbo Company from doing business. Adjournment of tlio Oliio Legislature. Columbus, 0., May 6.—Tiio General Assembly adjourned nine dio at 9:30 thia morning, having boon in session 125 days, during which timo 193 general and 127 local laws were enacted. Most of tbo members have already left for their homos. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Now York Financial IVows. New Yobk, May o.—Money was easy ot C@7 per cent, tbo banks supplying tbo demand freely, and ovau pressing loans under tbo legal rates. Tbo legal ten ders outstanding were luoronsed $137,000 to-day. Tbo exports of produce for tbo week woro $7,018,070, tbo largest in tbo history of tbo port. Sterling was quiet nt 103#@1° 8 /Si for sixty days, and for sight. Gold was firmer, ranging from 117 to 117#, closing at 117(2(117#. Loans, 2®7 per cent, closing nt 4c. Clearings, $44,000,000. Treasury disbursements, $159.- 000. Ouetomn receipts, $430,000. Governments wore strong at n slight advance. State bonds wore quiet, with Tcnucsseos tinner. Btock were very firm nearly all day. There was a slight relaxation about noon, from which, however, there was a quick recovery, the highest prices of tbo day being current near the close. Tho market dosed strong, with prices #®l# per cent above last night's rates. Tbo following were tbo chief fluc tuations : Pueblo Mail, 52#, CIJn, 54, 51#, 61, 63# ; Wcntorn Union, 87#, 80#, 89, 87# ; Panama, 112,116, 113,114; Hock Inland, 103#. 110#, 113# J St, Paul, 67#, 5774,57#, 67#; Union Pacific, 31 #, 32#, 31#, U2# ; 0„ O. k I. 0., 31#, 35#; Wabash, CO#, 70#, 70#: Now York Central, 101#, 102; take Shore, 92#, 03; Chios. 43, 43#; Harlem, 125, 120. Union Pacific in said to uavo been purchased heavily by tbo Clark party to Inaugurate a bull campaign. Tho Ames stock is said to bo so tied up that it cannot como on tbo mar ket for a year. Sterling, 108#. OOVICNMENT DONDO. Coupons, 'Bl ..121#' Couponu, ’67 119# 6-208 of '62 115# Coupons, ’6B 117# Coupons, ’64 116# Now 5s f!4# Coupons,’63 117# 10-403 113# Coupons,'OS(now)... 118 Currency Os 116# STATE BONDS. Mlßflourls 93# Virginias, old 43 Tonucsseoa, old 80# North Carollnas, 01d..27# Tonnosacoß, now 80# North Carollnas, new. 10 Virginias, new 40 Canton 100 8t Paul pfd 72?j IV. U. Tel * 87# Wabash 70# Quicksilver.... 30 Wahauh pfd..., .... 86 Adams Express 95# Fort Wayne 03 Terre Haute 16 Torre Haute pfd 40 Chicago k Alton 110 Wells Fargo 60# American Express... 67# United States Ex.... 73 Chicago k Alton pfd. 112 Ohio At Mississippi.. 43# Pacific Mali 63# Now York Central... 102 0., 0. & 0 o’.', if. '& qV.V.’.’.ibb'tf Lake SUoro OVi Indiana C0ntr01.,.,,, IW}* Illinois Central 117 Ujilou I’aclflo stocks. 32J£ Union Pacific bonds. 80# Frio pfd 73# Har1em....... ..125 llarlom pfd 128 -Michigan Central. ...105 t Pittsburgh 88# Northwestern 80 Central Pacific bonds,lo3,v* Nut. Lack. & Western.lOljtf &Krlo 0 Northwestern lift!.... 81 Itocli|lslaml 110?.* N.J. Central KWJtf fit. Paul 67 y. Foreign LIVERPOOL, Muy C—ll ft. . ■Winter, 12a2d; spring, lit @1 la 10d; club, 12s. C< Lard, 40a. Liverpool, May 0—2:30 ; While wheat, 11s Od@Ua 1 unchanged. London, May o—B p, in.—Onnsola, money, QV/, account, Oil*;; 5-203 or 'OS, 1)2; do of *O7, 04 ; 10-10* BUK ; now 6a, 80$* ; Erie, COJ». Paris, May o.—lleutos, 54 francs 37 ccntimoa Liverpool. Muy o.—Cotton closed Irregular; mid tiling nplaml, 8?;@9i(d; OrleunH, t)) ( ;@y,Md. Salts 8,00« i bales: American, 6,000: spoaulutlou aud export, 1,000. IlrcadatufTs firm ; California white wheat, overage quality, Us od®lla lOd ;ml winter, 12a 2d. Corn, 27s Od. Flour, 27s (Id, llvcolplH of wlnmt for the past throe days, 48,000 qra„ of which 47,000 qra. wore American. llucolpts of corn for thu same time, 8,000 qrs„ American, 7,000 qrs. Fork, 70a. Cheese, 725, OmuborUndß, 33s Cd. Short riba, 30a. Yarns aud fabrics at Manchester dull aud rather lower. flarlcctfl* in.—Fhur, 37s Oil. Wheal— le@l‘id 'it ; white, 11b 8d 3oru, 27s 3cl. Pork, CDs. j). m.—Hreatlstuffß Armor. 10J. Corn, 27a Gd. Host Now York Dry Hoods Hlarkot* Nkw Yotm. May o.—Tho commlualou bouncy wore quiet to-day, but thorn vma a freer jobbiug movement In general goody. Tho Daily llulletin «ayu tho featuro of tho market was a break in ttio pricey of print*. AUcu'y American, Ancona, Conestoga. Garner's fllmp you’*, Spruguo’e, Wumautlaa. Bedford, and Qlouccitor Crluta woro reduced by the ngoutn, A largo Jobbing oubo 1b yelling Yacht Club uhirilngy at B}{e. Olng hamu are steady for tho best maUero, but tho lower qualities uro irregular and reduced m pricey by tho Jobbers. Standard and hue brown sheetings and col- orcd cottons are in brisk demand* Woolens and ft.clgn goods are without, animation. Oil fflarkcl* rrrTfinonon, May o.—Crude petroleum dull and un changed. with few sellers, and buyers holding off for lower prices; minted id 2(lo at Parker’s Landing, Ilo ftuod quiet amt unchanged. Tljo Product) MiUrlcctn* NEW YORK. Nkw York, May o.— Cotton— Dull and unctiangcd, HitßAnnruFrs—Flour in fair demand and steady r receipts, 7,000 brls; superfine Western and Hlale, f.'r.fia 06.26; common to good oxtr«,tfl.f>o@7.4o; good to choice, $7.4608.26; white wheat extra, $8,60010.60; Ohio, 10.00® 10.50; Ht. I.ouls, $7.60012.60. Ilye flour in good demand, unchanged, Corn meal In fair de mand. Wheat closed lower; receipts, 20,000 hu; No, 2 Chicago spring, fl.GOt3i.G2; No. 2 Northwestern, sl.O4ol.GlJtf; prime No. a Milwaukee,fl.GO. Ryequlot, Barley dull. Mull quid. Corn lower with bolter de mand , receipts, 4H,00f» bu ; new mixed Western, 07® 09o; ; old do. In store, DO.V;<: ; yellow, Oats In moderate donmml; while srarco; receipts, 84,000 hit ; mixed Western, 49c< so V ; ; white, 63064 c. KooH— Firm ; Wcatern, Hay—ln moderate demand. Hors—Quiet. Ononkrtan—Coffee firm; Rio, 17019 Vo? Costa Rica, Hngnr firm; fair to good refining, 7)£ ©S'fjc. Molasses easier; Cuba lioiltng, 29031 c, Rico quiet; 7l(ofi,'.;e. PcTitonsuM—Crude, 10c ; refined, 20c. Turpentine— Firmer; B;t?rc. Provisions— Pork qulol and weak ; now mees, $17.76 018.60. Reef steady and unchanged, Out meals dull; shoulders, 7!£o, Middles tower ; short clear, 9J{ 010 c; long clear, Lard firmer; Western steam, 9*tfo: keltic, 9Jio, Butter— Weak; Western, 30033 c. (Rirkse— 'Firm ; 1201(%c. Whisky—9lo92c, PHILADELPHIA, Pim.ADnt.rHTA, May G.-Breadstuffs— Flour firmer, hut not quofnbly higher, Wheat firm and unchanged. Rye held at 01c, Corn active; yellow, C4’4Y3)650; mixed Western, 01c. Oats quiet, white, 61062 c; mixed, 48,'<f06On. Petuot.kum— Crude, refined, 20®20>fc. Whisky— Firm at (Me. BALTIMORE. Baltimore, May o.— Hrradstuffs Flour dull; superfine Western, $4.7600.00; extra, $0.6007.50. Wheat dull and lower; Western red, $1.8001.90: amber, $1.9502.00. Corn dull and depressed; mixed .Western, 49e ; while, 60051 c. Ryo firm; 90c®|1.00. Provisions—Quid ami firm?'mess pork, $19.00. •Bacon in better demand; sliouldors, fiitfc; clear rib, Sugar-cured bams, 13016 c. Lard unchanged. Butter— Steady; prime to choico Western tub, 270 30c. NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, May O.—UiiKAD.iTUprs—Corn—Sup ply good 5 prices advanced; mixed, 650 ; white, CC@ C7c. Others unchanged. Cotton—Quiet; sales of 4,300 bales. Receipts, 2,10 bales ; exports, 3,CCB bales ; ntock, 160,077 bales, firm. i. TOLEDO. Toledo, May C.-Breadstuffr—Flour quiet and unchanged. wheat a Phailo higher; No. 3 whlto Wabash, 11.80, No. 1 whllo Michigan, $1.00; amber Michigan, $1.73tf@1.74tf, spot; No. 1 red, $1.80; No. 2 $1.73® Corn a shade higher; high mixed, 4Gjtfc spot; 40*fc@ 47jtfo seller June; low mixed, 4n®4o,Vc; yellow, 47,*tfc; no grade, 45#c, Oats Arm ; No. 1, 24S’o ; No. 2, 39>tfc. Receipts—Flour, 600 brls; wheat, 0,000 bu; corn, 82.000 bn ; oats, 7,000 bn. Shipments—Flour, 2.000 brls; wheat, 14,000 bu ; corn, 60,000 bu ; oats, 700 bn. CLEVELAND. Cleveland, May o,—Breadstuff*—Wheat steady and unchanged ; held $1.65®1.75. Corn firm ; hold 61®620. Oats steady. Petroleum—Firm and unchanged. CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, May C.—Breadstuff*—Flour firm at $7.C0®7.85. Wheal firm at $1.70. Corn firm at 45® 40c. llyo firm at 83c. Oats dull nt 42@47c. Barley Provisions—Quiet; pork very quiet; nominally at $18.00; sales at $18.50, buyer first half of August. Lard nominal; slcam. Uc; keltic, 9Mc. Bulk meats quiet; buyers holding off; shoulders held at 7c; clear rib, B*»<SEB2Jc bid; clear hold at Ojrfo. Bacon qniotnnd firm ; shoulders held at Oo; clear rib, o#c; clear, 10,Vc. Whisky—Firm at 87c. ST. LOUIS. Br. Louis, May o.—Breadstuffr— Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat dull and lower; only small order loin sold. Com easier; No. 2 mixed, 30)tf@370 on (rack; 4f1®470 sacked, closing at inside price, Oats firm; No. 2, 32c on track ; 35>£c sacked. Barley steady: No. 2, Csc. Bye quiet at GBc. Whisky—Steady at 87c, Provisions—Pork dull at $!8.25®18,G0. Bulk moats steady ; dear sides nt Kansas City sold at 9c. Bacon dull; shoulders sold atßc seller May, a define; clear rib held at lOtfc cash, 10c bid ; small lots clear sold at 30?£c. Lard nominal. Hons—Unchanged ; $4,05(3)5.15. Cattle—Quiet and Unchanged. MILWAUKEE. Milwaukee, May O.—Breadstuffs—Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat dull and a shade lower; Nol, $1.35 ; No. 2, $1.27#. Oats dull and n shade lower ; No. 2, 31c. Corn dull and lower: No. 2, 41c. Bye quiet; No. 1, f»8o. Barley firm; No. 2, 88c. Freights—' To Buffalo, lOo: to Oswego, 10c. Receipts—Flour, 7,000 brls ; wheat, 47,000 hu. Shipments-Flour, 7,00 ft brls; wheat, 148,000 bu, BUFFALO. Buffalo, May C.—Breadstuffs—Flour quiet. Wheat—Market bare and prices nominal. Corn, 63cln store. Oula at 460 for Western. OSWEGO. Oswego, May C.—Breadstuffs—Wheat | dull; urn bor Michigan, SI.OO. Com dull; Western, COc. Bar ley quiot and unchanged. DETROIT, DErnotr, May C.-Breadstuffs— Flour quiet and unchanged. ’Wheat steady; extra, $2.00 • No. 1, SI.BB ($1.89; amber, $1.74#. Corn steady; Western, 37#@ 38c; Slate, 390. FnEionTS—To Oswego Bull, at 10c. MARINE. PORT OF CHICAGO. ARRIVED May 0. Scow J. A. Johnson, Saugatuck, 90 m lumber. Bohr Oamo Cock, Milwaukee, 300 tons Iron ore. Prop Ira Chaffee, Sangatuck, CO m lumber, ICO m shin gles, and sundries. Scbr Myrtle, Muskegon, 175 m lumber. Scow Marion Dixon, fiouib Haven, 75 ra lumber. Hchr City of Pulnesville, Clovolaud, 890 tons soft coal. Prop Empire State, Buffalo, 148 chests tea, Barge Wm. Burns, While Lake, 180 m lumber, GO pcs timber. Scbr Flying Mist, Escanaba, 550 gross tons Iron ore. Stmr Alpena, Manitowoc, 1.200 brls (lour, CO doors, 80 lulls cash, and sundries. Scbr Gem, South Haven, 03 cds wood. Stmr Cuba, BulTalo, 1.023 brls Balt. Prop Fountain City, Buffalo, 070 brls eugar, and sun drics. Prop Montana, Buffalo, 5 tons coal, and sundries. Scbr Lumberman, Black Creek, 1-10 m lumber, 6 m lath. ' Barge Mary Amanda, White Lake, IRO m lumber. Scbr Lizzie Doak, St. Joseph, CO m lumber. Bark It.'J. Sanborn, Manistee, ICS m lumber. Scow Flora, Baugatuck, 85 in lumber. Scbr Priuco Alfred, Buffalo, 528 tons coal, Bohr Magic Milwaukee, 75 m lumber. 20 m lath. Prop City of Detroit, Port Huron, 100 brls sugar, 1 car- riogo. Prop Annin Luara, Muskegon. 225 m lumber, Scbr U. Baud, Alaska, 95 cds bark. • CLEARED MayO. Prop Europe, Montreal, 10,300 bu No. 2 wheat. Brig Lucv J. Clark, Buffalo, 20,500 bu corn. Prop Ira Chaffee, Baugatuck, 300 green salted hides, 20 hrla salt, 10 brls pork, and sundries. Prop St. Albans, OgJcustiurgu, 100 brls pork, CO tea lard. Sohr W. H. Hawkins, Union Pier, 6 brls pork, 20 pkgs groceries. Scbr Magic, Muskegon, light, Stmr Nashua, Ogdunsburgh, 11,659 bu corn, 200 brls pork, 95 pkgs liquor, and sundries. Scbr Jura, Port Colborno, 15,188 bu corn. Prop Colorado, Buffalo, I,GOO brls (lour, 30,000 bu wheat, 4,000 bu corn, 42 bales broom corn, 200 wagon boxes, and sundries. Prop Montauu, Buffalo, 47,300 bu wheat, 600 brls (lour. Prop Cuba, Buffalo, 4,000 bu wheat, 60 tons 011-cako, 600 brls (lour. Prop Empire State, Buffalo, 291 brls flour, 200 brie corn meal. prop Alpena. 'Milwaukee, 20 bales oakum, 170 brls oil, 200 rolls felt, ami sundries. Scbr Express, Manistlquo, 76 bu potatoes, 20 kegs nails. Stmr Corona, St. Joseph, 127 pkgs groceries, 110 pkgs sundries. Scbr Lizzie Bonk, St. Joseph, 100 kegs nails, 20 kegs beer. Prop Fountain Oily, Buffalo, 10,434 bu wheat, 77 pkgs sundries, LAKE FREIGHTS. Tho charters reported wore: Schr Prince Alfred, for wheat to Kingston at 150 ; prop Brooklyn, to Ogdons* burg, corn, through rato to Boston; prop City of Detroit, to Samla, corn, through rato to Portland. In tho afternoon the schr 0. M. Cameron was taken for corn to Kingston at lie. —Tho night ontco will t>o opened to-night, on tho second floor of tho building on tho southwest corner Clark and South Water streets, in Loomis Block, hav ing been removed from Lind’s B|ock to-day. VESSELS PASSED DETROIT. Special Dispatch to VVh Chicago Tribune. Demon'. May o,—Passed Up—Props Efjulnox, Tioga, harks Wells, Sardinia, schrs Beotia, Bowsou, Ataunlo, Marlon Kagan, D. Hammers, American Champion, A, Mealier, Perry. Passed Down—Props Huron City, Tempest, City of Toledo, hark Kate Parley, schrs Madeira, sunrise, Higgle & Junes. Wind—Northeast, A dispatch from Lnmhton, Out., says that tho now schooner, Higgle k Jones, of Chicago, was tho first Vessel of tho downward hound fleet to roach tho rivor. ILLINOIS RIVER AND CANAL NEWS. LaSalle, 111., May o,—The steamer Joe Fleming arrived from Bt. Louis this afternoon, towing two lee barges and the caualboat Mary Ordy. Tho latter Is loaded with Ht, Genevieve sandstone for Chicago, and passed Into tho canal. Tho steamer Juo Fleming do- Earted towing the cnualboats Isabella,loaded with Tum or, tho Oak Leaf, loaded with moldlng-saml, and a hnrgo of lee, all bound for Bt. Louis. Tho Georgia, loaded with lumber and shingles for LaSalle, and the Montana, loaded with lumber and merchandise for La Salle, passed out of the canal. Tho count-boat North America, light, passed down the river under sail, bound for Chlllicotho. Fifteen feet and six Inches of water on (ho inltor-sill of Lock IS, Canal Collkotou’b Office, Chicago. May o. Anmvisn—Morning Light, Ottawa, 6,800 bu corn; Midgio, Marseilles, B.OOU bucorn, 32a lbs seed; Drill, Morris, 110 tons coal. Cleaned—Orion, Marcellos. 20 m shingles; Eliza beth, Lockport, 4,283 lm wheat, 60 hrls salt. 10 tons coj, 800 lbs Iron ; Bryant, Morris, 3,000 pickets. 60 m shingles :W, A. Steel, Juliet. 67,1451 feet lumber, 20,100 lath ; Dolphin, Ottawa, 15,100 feet lumber, 10 u lath, 91,130 feet lumber, 2,100 lath, Joliet, MISCELLANEOUS. A dispatch soys that Dio Bchrs Kiilo Darley, Higgle ft Jones, and Sunrise passed Port Huron at 0 o'clock this morning. —The schr Oily of Pslncsvillo arrived this morning from below. The Camden is now in Milwaukee. JlotU vensls wore fast In (he Ice at Mackinaw. The Captain of the I’nlnesvlllo reports seeing several of the grata vessels nt the straits, . . . —The schr Homer, which went ashore last fall near Point an Barques and afterwards got off and wintered at Mackinaw, Is expected litre soon In tow of tho I). F, —Thoalmr Meteor is announced as tho first boat for Duluth, leaving Cleveland on tho Oth Inst. —The three-masted schr Samuel If. Foster wa« launched at Cleveland last Saturday. She will carry 47,000 1m of corn, and will cost about $32,000. —A letter received hero to-day says there aro about GO sail vefceln off Port Hope, and about 13 miles south of Point tui Untunes, Lake Huron, fast in tho ice. —The new barge O. O.D. came in this morning from Oram! Haven, this being her first trip, Hho carries 300 m ft of lumber, and is a first-class vessel In every ro sped. The “ C. O. D." cost about $15,000. —Tho schr Richard Molt, lumber-laden, came in from Oconto, Oroou Bay, this evening. Tho Flying Mist, from Escannba, is also in port. These are the first arrivals ftom the above poets, —Tho schr Trenton, grain-laden, Is ashore 10 miles from Port Colborno. A tug uud schooner have gone to bet assistance. —Tho tug 6. Wilcox wnn sold on Friday last at D(* troll. ConsldorntioD, $34,000. —Tlicro Is now on the stocks at Sag Ray, below Escanaba, a vessel of about 12.1 feet keel, 29 feet beam, and 8 feel hold, built expressly for the telegraph polo trade, for Mr. Royce, of Escannba. by Capt. Samuel Elliott. Her frames are principally tamarack, and natural crooks; her bottom Is nearly solid, and la tducu of the usual midship stanchions under tbo deck tcams, she has an oak stringer, supported at long in* (orvnls by bcavyposts. This is done to give plenty of room for handling (ho poles expeditiously. Tho vessel is ready for launching, —A new scow, named tho Felicitous, butlt for the Rcnmlluavlan Company, was recently launched at Manitowoc. She will have threo masts and carry'from 100,000 to 176,000 feet of lumber. Her dimensions nro: Kcd, 112 foot; beam, 20 feet; depth of hold, 7 feet 8 Inches. —On Wednesday, 30lh ■ nit,, n steam barge was launched nt Ward’s ship-yard, in Now Jerusalem, near Cleveland. Tho length of tho craft is 141 feet, breadth of beam 48 feet, and depth of hold 12 feet. She will receive her boiler and machinery at Detroit, and will then engage in tho lumber-carrying trade between Lmllngton and Chicago. •—A gentleman connected with tho Government ser vice, and who has just arrived at Detroit from Duluth, states that nothing but ice was visible in that part or Lake Superior. —The nark T. B. Rico, of Conncaut, in tho thunder storm of Friday night last, got ashore at Kelly’s Island. It was thought that by lightering sho could bo got afloat. —The slrar Thomas A. Scoltls In the Detroit dry dock for repairs oud to receive allow wheel. On the passage from Buffalo her wheel was damaged and her fllcrn split, —The barge Hotchkiss, of Georgian Bay, Is capable of carrying over 1,000,000 feet of lumber. —According to all reports Lake Huron is full of ico, and all the vessels meet with more or less trouble In getting through. The prop Idaho mot upwards of thirty vessels which had left the St. Clair Iliver. The stmr Winona struck Ico off Sturgeon Point, and found 11 so heavy that she was unable to make a landing at llnrrisvillo or Au Sable. Found tbo whole west shore, from Sturgeon Point to the St. Clair Bivor, ono vast field of lee. —Navigation opened at Saginaw, this season, April SO, the steam barge Tempest arriving. This Is tho latest opening of Iho above port for fourteen years. For two successive years, beginning at 1860, tho stmr Forest Queen arrived March 14. SPECIAL NOTICES. No Postponement. It Is not who to put off until tho heats of Summer have commenced tbo Invigorating process which would bavo secured tho system, In advance, against this untoward Influence. By toning tho stomach, liver, and bowels in tho Spring months, with Hosteller's Stomach Litton* and continuing to tako this harmless hut powerful vegeta ble luvlgorant during tbo summer, it is qutto certain that oven persons who aro naturally delicate and deficient la vital force may escape tho fits of indigestion, hoadacbo, nausea, biliousness, nervous debility, and mental oppres sion which, in tbo absonco of such preparation, often prostrate and agonize tho moro robust. A pure stimu lant, medicated with tho juices of tho finest tonic, anti bilious, and aperient roots and herbs, aa an Invaluable boon to tho weak and ailing, and this life-sustaining boon In tho form of Hosteller's Bitters, is, fortunately, within tho roach of all. . _ OPENING. “iMlKll!” Chas. Oossage Co. SATURDAY, May 10, We shall open on the above date in our new store, at our former location on STATE-ST., With a magnificent stock of New Goods, including the la test styles in Ladies’ Garments and materials of every de scription, and a very full and complete assortment of the best Goods in every Depart ment, to an inspection of which we extend a cordial invitation to all friends and customers. 106. 108. IIP. GENERAL NOTICE. omcE op SwrinlfflU of Sill Fori, Mat S, 1873. Notice is hereby given (hat, by order of the South Patk Commission, See. 3 o( Ordinance nil] not bo enforced on Grand Boulevard from the Railroad Crossing to Fiftieth* st., on Wednesday afternoon between tho hours of 3 o'clock and 7 o’clock p. m. Tho ordinance is as follows: ** No person shall ride or drive upon any part of tho said Park, or upon any road, roadway, or nronuo Included within tho boundary thereof, at a rato of spood exceeding eight miles an hour." (Signed) VTM. M. BEUUY, Supt. B. P. O. This notice applies only to Qrand Boulevard, and only for tho day named. Tho ordinance will bo enforced as usual on all tho other Boulevards. . FLOWERING PLANTS, &c. FLOIEM PLANTS, Bonds, anfl Floral Desips. A obolce snortmont nf House, or Bedding Plants, at reasonable prices, at tho largo Consorratory on North Olark-at., one block north of Chloago-av,, or at aouthoait corner of State and Waablngton-sta., entrance tbrongb Roddln A Hamilton’s, Jewelers. WM, T. SHEPHERD, FLORIST. BEDDING- PLANTS. Verbenas, Qtl per 100; other kinds, $6 aud SB. Send for list. Address EDGAR LANDERS, CHEMICAL BATHS. ■VBIRGKISnBS’ ELECTRO CHEMICAL BATHS, 700 WABABU-AV. Treatment for oil narrow and chronic diseases. Satisfaction given. NoxK-'lhis treat mont Is unlike other oliulricnl hatha given to this oily. A competent physician In attendance. Booms with lb® comforts of a homo provided for patients from tho coun try, in the Immediate vicinity. 5

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