Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 25, 1873, Page 12

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 25, 1873 Page 12
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12 NEW YORK. Journalistic Establishments, Good and Bad —The Hew Tribune Building. Horace Greeley's First and Last Asso' dates—What Has Become of Them. Reminiscence of Ramons Dramatic Criti cisms—A Rustic Editor of Common Sense. Prom Out Otcn Correspondent New Toek May 22, 1873. Newspaper offices, until .within a few years, have been the most unsightly, as well as the most unwholesome, of habitations. Journalists were long thought to lie a peculiar order of ani mals, whose health and comfort did not depend upon fresh air, light, or cleanliness. But the world advances, and it is now discovered that the representatives of the press are not material ly different from other members of the human family, and that what is necessary to their fel lows is equally necessary to them. NEWSPAPER OFFICES, OLD AKD KEW. The Herald, Times, Journal of Commerce, Sun, end Evening Express occupy buildings ere ct ed specially for their business, and though they are far from what they ought to be, they are a vast improvement upon the dingy lofts and dreary cellars which once composed their entire establishments. Tho Evening Post has pur chased a piece of property at the corner of Broad way and Fulton, and wDI, in due time, get out of its present uninviting quarters in Liberty street. The World and ' Commercial Ad vertiser seem fixed in their ancient and musty quarters, but tho Tribune has already began to pull down the. drab pile it has used for nearly thirty years. The new build ing will be an advance upon any printing-house in the city, if the present plans be faithfully car ried out, and the defects of other offices will he remedied so fat as practicable. It is to be hoped that it will prove a model establishment, which the Times and Herald were to be, and are not- The ablest of architects have been engaged by the Tribune Association, and there is ahnndant means to render the structure, when finished, all that it should be. Every newspaper estab lishment here has been more or less a failure, and journalistic curiosity is rife to see if the new •difico will prove an exception to the rule. THE CHANGES OF YEARS. It is only thirty-two years last April since Hor ace Greeley issued the first number of the Trib une, and it is barely twenty-seven years since the bonding now undergoing demolition was put up. Changes enough for a century at least have tak en place in that time. Ten or twelve States have been added to the Union. The Republic has grown four or five-fold stronger and richer than it was then. Slavery, which Horace Gree ley was one of the first to oppose, has gone down in the war which suppressed the Rebellion. The Old World has undergone mighty revolutions, too, and ancient dynasties have become extinct. Rot a few of the men. and women who were the earliest laborers in tne Tribune have passed away. • Horace Greeley has but lately been laid in ins grave. Richard Hildreth, the author of a history of the United States, and a gifted and versatile writer; "William Henry Fry, the com poser and musical critic; Henry J. Raymond, afterwards editor of the Times ; Count Adam de GarowsM, the eccentric Pole and choleric pub licist ; Margaret Puller, the most brilliant and learned woman of her time and country,-rail these have laid down the burthen .of life, with many other less known workers on the Tribune. That journal has made numerous reputations, and there is hardly a leading news paper m the country to-day which has not among the members of its staff some man, or men, who been encaged upon the Tribune , Bayard Taylor gained Ida force as a writer of travel by bis letters printed in that paper. Qe was but 2i when ha formed his editorial con nection with it, and in its columns originally ap peared his narratives of life and observation in California, Syria, China, India, Russia, Greece, and Scandinavia, k George William Curtis, after publishing his Kilo-Rotes of a Howadji,” joined the Tribune staff, and wrote the charming watering-place correspondence, afterwards collected in a vol ume under the title of “ Lotos-Eating.” . Edmund Clarence Stedman won his first poetic laurels by contributing to its columns the “ Dia mond-Wedding; ” and other litterateurs of note have laid there the foundation of their fame. THE' PRESENT EDITORS OF THE TRIBUNE are comparatively very new to it. It is hardly five years since Whitelaw Eoid went there; Hossard may have been there a little longer, and Hay and Brooks not half so long. Shanks, the city-editor, is a new man ; so are Wyckoff, Stems, Hanse, Lloyd, O'Dwyer, and nearly all the rest, even down to the lowest reporter. Dana, McElrath. Gay, ■ Wilkinson, England, Wilbour, Underhill, Ottorson, Tilton, Johnson, and a host of others have long been gone ; and the men identified with the Tribune during and before the war, like Smalley, Huntington, and House, are correspondents from abroad. Only two resident workers ' remain who may be considered veterans, —George Biplay, »ho is coeval with the paper, and ■ < 2k Congdon, who has been a contributor ” to thxfonrtfi page for more than twenty years. . He whofias been connected with the Tribune ten yeara-'s now regarded as hoary with experi ence. especially here, have many more changes waa their wont; for. tho work is harder than loused to bo, and a few years of •uninterrupted journalism either cures the jour -for his profession, or, by breaking down his health, compels him to retire, inn ronBEST criticisms. Among the notable article* published in the Tribute, some eighteen years were tho se vere criticisms upon Edwin Forres*, then in tho height of his power and renown. T*.y yf ßle written by Wfiiiam Stuart, then a member «r the staff, afterward tho manager of the VTmur Garden, and now a gentleman of un certain and irregular pursuits. The critiques were learned and clever, but preten tious, dogmatic, and egotistic, to tho last degree. They attracted more attention, and evoked more comment, than any similar series of articles which had been printed up to that time. They were savage and merciless in tho main, ex aggerating the tragedian’s faults, and scarcely hinting at his merits. Naturally enough, they incensed Forrest and his friends, and really did - the actor irremediable harm; injuring bln pres tigp, and turning many of his impersonations in to lasting ridicule. The articles were disserta tions upon the plays represented, upon thoir au thors, and everything connected with them. This part, which, was by far the greater, waa carefully written, and put in type dur ing the day, and then the assaults, —for they were little else—upon the Fsrfonner and performance were added at night? remember that Forrest as Claude Mdnotte was to % gently-breathing hippopotamus in idds, and his Coriolanus to a roaring bull deprived of his horns, and walking on his hind feet covered with sandals. This can hardly be called criticism in any strict sense; bat the arti cles were so pointed in their denunciation, and eo epigrammatic in their severity, that they were read and copied everywhere, and excited Inrreat to a white heat of rage. Stuart’s criticisms, if reprinted now, would not be regarded as they were then, when tnrgidity passed for eloquence, and assumption for wisdom, even in the Tribune. A SESKIELE HOTIOBIST. ilmofit cveiy man who obtains . any particular reputation, or who deems himself' renn Vably •i»ver, is inclined, whether invited or not, to come to the Metropolis, where * ‘he may * larger audience and a truer appreciation. Charles F. Browne, Mortimer Thompson," Bret Harte, B, B. Locke, and others, did or have done this; and several of the newepaper.publßhera nave mad* an effort to induce Montgomery B&i- Banbury JTetcs humorist, “to.' change his residence from the Still Hirer tor ’Uift Bliley mme as well as droH,'an(L therefore, iimtation. though it in backed & •bnndant shekels. In a recent letter on' this subject, ha said: ‘II like this; town;'where'l hare lived most of my life, and the town likes me. My small paper is only a weekly-but! own it, and am content with the little but satis factory independence that 1 enjoy. I know Tve gotten a good deal of reputation lately: ft wont be any less if I stay here; and. 6° .*° York. I tm dreadfully * should soon be an old ‘ story, and dwindle down to an impercerceptible point. is. i tut it Quickly sucks them dry, and throws them sway. X don’t want to bB. sucked dry right off; so.X think PH remain where X am. I*vo seen from my country-home how clever fellows turn out «ho go to New York with grand expectations. They gave up something, and in the end found n °thjng. I am glad you want to have me come, and I’m gladder that I don’t want to come. . Dan bury, insignificant village as it Is, is good enough forme; and as 1 don’t want to steal anything, or fet murdered, or get up a reputation for genius, respectfully hut firmly decline to pitch my tent in Gotham.” There’s no fun in this letter, but there is n deal of common senao, and I give it currency that it may have its influence upon the ton thou sand inspired intellects, all over the country, who fancy that the Metropolis needs them, and can’t conveniently get along without them. OKI OF Km'S STORIES. 1 Speaking of Charles Sumner recently, James Nye, of Nevada, said that, some time ago, it was proposed to expel a Clerk of the Senate because, in a fit of passion, he had caUed one of the Sena tors a son of a gun, or something akin to it. Stunner was eloquent on the vileness of the phrase, and would have succeeded in ousting tho Clerk, had not Nye declared that, in California, where the young man had lived, son of a gun, instead of being regarded as an insnlt, was em ployed as an expression of endearment ; that he was often called so by his best friends in their most affectionate moods. Sumner confessed his Ignorance of this sectional difference in termin ology, and withdrewhia strictures ; and tbos, by Nye’s ingenious defense, tho young man was permitted to retain his place. SALJIAOUKDt. Somebody estimates that the money and valua bles stolen from citizens and strangers here by pickpockets reaches, on an average, from $15,000 to $20,000 a week. This shows an unsuspected activity in trade, and it is encouraging to unem ployed persons of an enterprising turn of mind. When the Tribune gets thoroughly established in its new building, it is to have, it is said, a Sunday edition, as tho Herald, Times, and World have had for years. The Tribune published a paper on Sunday during the War, but gave it up when the War ended. It has now, doubtless, discovered a Sunday edition to be a jonmalistio necessity. Who would have thought it ? The extremely staid and dignified Boston Advertiser has actually engaged “Mark Twain” to con tribute to its columns; and he will soon begin to be funny at so much per 1,000 words. T did not think this of the Advertiser ; hut then the world moves, and even the Advertiser must move with it. William Cullen Bryant’s equanimity is fre quently disturbed by complimentary allusions to “ Tbanatopsis” as the best poem be has ever written. As he produced “ Thanatopsis” before he was 19, tho venerable bard regards such allu sions as anything but pleasant. What is strictly true is seldom quite agreeable for us to hear. Half a dozen watering places in this vicinity, Including Long Branch, Saratoga, and Newport, have each and all announced that Xmcca will spend the summer there. If she does; she will prove herself a protean actress, and appear in six parts. It is reported that Stokes has lost hope since the execution of Nixon, and really fears that he himself may bo hanged, —not for killing Fisk, but on account of his immense respectability. WILT THOU BEGIN THY LIFE AGAIN 7 From the French of Jfo dame Valmore, 41 Wilt thou begin thy life again, O woman of the whitening hair? Become a child, with shining train . Of angel-children in the air ? ’ Wilt feel thy mothers kisses press Thoso cradled warmly at her feet 7 ” “ What I find my vanished Eden? Yes, Ah, yes, my God I It was so sweet J n u Wilt thou in blissful faith resume Thy sire* fond shelter as of old, While, breathing innocant perfume, The white flowers of thy heart unfold ? Back to thy vernal happiness. Fly like a bird on pinions fleet 7 ” “ Might but that joy continue, —yes, Ah, yes, my God 1 It was so sweet I” 44 Wilt thou unlearn thy sorry lore, And shyly keep life’s leaves between, And, feeding youngest hopes once more. Forget the winters thou hast seen 7 The daisied banks, the dove of peace, The morning freshness, round thy track; Shall these return 7 n 44 My God I ah, yes I AH but the wayside graves give back 1 ” ** Have, then, thy wish I Thy steps retrace I Howers, perfume, song, be thine once more! Tet shall time lead thee to the place Of tears as surely as before. Beldndle Passion's fires, and view Their ever baleful radiance I ” “ What 1 light those earth-born flames anew ? Ah, no, my Savior I Take me hence I” How Huber Discovered tho maraud* fug Habit of Ants* Ho was walking in the environs of Geneva, between 1 and 5 o’clock in the evening, when he saw a regiment of great red ants crossing the road.. They marched in good order, with a front of three or four inches, and in a column eight or ten feet long. Huber followed them, crossed a hedge with tnem,and found himself in a meadow. The high grass plainly hindered the march of the army, yet it did not disband; it bad its ob ject, and reached it. This was the nest of an other species of ante, blackish-gray ones, whoso hill rose in the grass twenty steps from the hedge. A few blackish-gray ones were scattered about the hill; as soon as these perceived the enemy, they darted upon the strangers, while others hurry into the galleries to give the alarm. The besieged ants come out in a body. The assailants dash upon them, and, after a very short but very spirited struggle, drive the black gray ones back to the bottom of their holes. One army corps presses after them into the galleries, while other groups labor to make them selves an opening with their teeth into the lateral parts of the hill. They succeed, and the remainder of the troop makes its way into the besieged city by the breach. Peter Huber had seen battles and exterminations of ants before this. He supposed they were slaughtering each other in the depths of the caverns. 'What was his amazement, after three or four minutes, when he saw the assailants issue hurriedly forth again, each holding between its mandibles a larva or a nympha of the conquered trike 1 The aggressors took exactly the same road again by which they bad come, passed through the hedge, crossed the road at the same place, and made their way, still loaded with their prey, toward a field of ripe grain, into which the honest citizen of Geneva, respecting another's property, re frained, with regret, from following them.—The Popular Science Monthly. INVALID. 'When, o’er the hilltops, I see, in the morning, Clouds disappear from the brow of the day, T/earmg no shadows to darken the landscape, Tain would I rise and like others be gay,— Climbing the hillsides, or down in the valleys, * je »ning and sporting, a light-hearted boy; Many th» years that have gone—many sad ones— Since, in «jy lot, there has been much of joy. Here, in my chamber, I lie in my anguish, Hoping and praying the time soon may come When blighting Disease shall return me.the blushes He stole from my cheeks when he darkened my home. Bosy-cheeked Health! Ah, how little we prise thee When swift flows the current of life in our veins I Only in weakness we think of thy value,— Only regret Is aroused by our pains. Why should I murmur, since God In His wisdom Orders affliction to test my faint heart 7 Jesus, His loved one, escaped not the trial,— Oh, how divinely be acted TTia part! Patiently, thankfully, then let me bear it; Day after day I am nearing the goal Where, in the gardens celestial, immortal, Best, heavenly rest, shall enrapture the souk H. H. Nrwaaxi* Ittacready* The recent death of Macready recalls the fol lowing sonnet to the great actor, written by Tennyson, and read by Mr, John Porster at Drury Lane Theatre, Feb. 26, 1851, on the occa sion of lila taking leave of the stage. Ho played his last in “Macbeth.” FarewdL Macready, since to-night we part,' Foil-handed thunder* often have contest _ ThJ power, well used to move the public breast. Wo thank thee with one voice, and from the heart. Farewell, Macready, since this night wo part. Go take thine honors home; rank with the best— Garrick, and statelier Kemble, and the rest Who made a nation purer thro* their art. Thine is it that our Drama did not die, Nop flicker down to brainless Pantomime, And those gilt gauds men-children swarm to see. - Farewell, Macready; moral, grave, sublime. Oar Shakspeare’s bland and universal eye Dwells pleas'd, thro* twice a hundred years, on thee. Carl Formes, who is residing temporarily in Toledo, discovered last week that Max Marolzek’s operatic company would play in that city.; Formes, therefore, took legal siepa to collect from Maretzek a debt of SBOO, contracted in 1871, when Formes was engaged by the imprea sario for four weeks at S2OO a week. TiThen the train glided into Toledo, last Friday, the Sher iff's officers seized sixty trnnka containing oper atic baggage. Maretzek tried strategy. He pro duced a bill of sale for the whole property to Signor Jamet, but after much discussion Formes’ attorneys at lasf agreed to take SIOO, just half the amount, and release the property, il&retzek oyei the sun. The German Singing Societies o: Chicago, Their Origin and Their Ac. complishments. The New Liederkranz Hans Calatka Elected Eeader. There is an old Gorman proverb which says: 11 Who lovee not wino, wife, and sang, remains a fool his whole life long,” and as Germans do not wish to bo considered fools, it is only natural that they should love those three things exceed ingly well. In this article, wo shall let wives and wine alone, and speak exclusively of tho love of Germans for the less intoxicating hut certainly more soul-inspiring article, namely, song and music. Germans have been celebrated singers and musicians . since they first became a distinct nationality. Who has not heard of the German Minneeaengors or wan dering minstrels of the middle ages ? or what German has not been edified by that greatest and oldest of all German songs, the Nibelnngen lied, which Eiehard Wagner is now composing into four grand operas; throe of which, the “Bheingold," “Walkuro,” and. “Siegfried,” aro now completed, while the composer is yet at work on the fourth, named “ Goatterdaemmer ung.” Even in the middle ages, Germans were as fond of singing festivals and tournaments as at the present time, which fact is also brought to our mind by Wagner's opera “ Lohengrin,” or tho “ Singers’ War,” at the Wartbnrg. It will hardly be necessary to refer to those great Gorman masters, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Handel, Haydn, Weber, Liszt, Meyerbeer, and a host of others, to prove that Germans have continued to excol in musio up to the present time. Wherever and in what ever clime Germans have made their abode, they club together and form singing societies for tho elevation of German song and the advancement of social life, and to practise music to be pro duced for the edification and amusement of their fellow-citizens. No wonder, therefore, that Chicago, with its 100,000 German inhabitants, should boast'of some of the best singing socie ties in this country. THE lIAEKKER OESAKOVEHEIK. The first German Binging society of any ac count, the 14 Chicago Maenner Gesangvcrein,” was organized in 1852, under the leadership of G. Weinman, and among their active members were such well-known citizens as J. G. Gindele, George Schneider, B. Schloeaser, O. Wippo, Charles Sonne, and Homy HarwedeL This So ciety was the founder of the well-known German House, corner of Ohio and Korth Wells streets, and sunk more money in its erection than was at their command, which caused their final dissolution. During their existence, they gained considerable reputation by their production of the operas 44 Czar and Carpenter," under the leadership of Emil Rein, and the 44 Daughter of the Regiment," under the leader ship of Mr. Julius Unger. Both operas were performed at Bice’s old Theatre, on Dearborn street. After the dissolution of this society, several vain attempts wore mado to unito oil the elements in tno city into a new society, but without avail, until the year 1865, when the news of the assassination of President Lincoln reached this city. The Gormans, who had been among his stoutest supporters and admirers, were greatly shocked, and decided that all the German singers should unite under the leadership of Mr. Otto Lob, to pay their lespects by offering some songs athis funeral cortege whilo passing through this city. The society thus formed was kept Intact and | named the 44 Germania Maennerchor,” which to i this day has continued to be the leading German j singing society in this city. THE fIEUMANTA Colsxodk. The Germania Maeunerchor remained under the leadership of Otto Lob for several months after their organization, when some difficulty arose arming their members causing a large number of the Society to secede. The seceding party, who took the Leader, Otto Lob, with them, organized THE CONCORDIA MAENNERCHOB. The Concordia, for a time, was very prosper ous. About the year 1868, Mr. Otto Lob resigned and Mr. William Grosscurth became the leader, and under his auspices the “ Magic Flute ” was S reduced with great success by them. Mr. rOßsenrth remained the leader of the Concordia until IS7X, when the Society again united with the Germania Maeunerchor. Those that had ro- mained true to the Germania at the time when Otto Lob and his followers seceded from them were very fortunate in obtaining a very able and efficient leader in the person of Hans Balatka, and became very prosperous. They rented the largo music-hall in TJhlich’s Block, whore their meetings and reunions were mostly held. The Germania Maennerchor was the first sing ing society to introduce a certain class of refined music in this city. The entertainments at the Wabash'Avenue Hink and the socials at their hall intJhlich Block will long bo remembered by those who had the pleasure af enjoying them, and their masquerade balls were tho ne plus ultra of anything of tho kind ever produced in this city. The great success of the Saengorfost in this city, in 186S, at which over 5,000 foreign German singers assembled, must, in a great measure, be attributed to the energy and enterprise of this Society, although the other musical associations in the city ren dered valuable assistance. At the Saongerfests at Indianapolis, Louisville, St. Louis, and Cin cinnati, tho Germania Maennerchor was greatly honored, and, in several instances, received prizes for their excellent singing. In 1870, tho chorus of this Society assisted in several con certs, which ware given for tho benefit of tho widows and orphans of their brethren in father land, and in the winter of the same year they performed Weber’s masterpiece, the opera “Der Freischuetz,” Flo tow’s “ Stradella ” and tho “ Ninth Symphony ” of Beethoven. Alter this the Concordia Maenner chor again united with the Germania, and Hr. Schmelz, of Milwaukee, was engaged as leader. The Germania and Concordia Maennerchor, as they were now called, continued to grow and prosper, and gave many delightful entertain ments in their new hall, which they had fitted up at a great expense in the' renovated Ger man. House building, nntil the memorable 9th of October, ;1871, when - the fire fiend consumed all they possessed, even their splendid musical library. This calamity was disastrous to the individual members of the Society, most of whom, being residents of the North Division, lost all their earthly posses sions. But still they kept together, and weathered tho storm. To-day they are again a prosperous Society, and will soon occupy their new and elegant hall over Greenebaum’s Bank building on Fifth avenue. At present the chorus numbers about sixty male voices, among them several ex cellent soloists, while the honorary members number nearly 300. Mr. E. Telle is the present leader. The officers of the Germania Mtenner chor are as follows; F. Eoesoh, President; P. Stein and O. Bchamtzlin, Vice-Presidents; C. Dyenhard, Treasurer; M. Levy, Financial Sec retary ; G. Keil, Becording Secretary ; W. Her mann, Corresponding Secretary. The Oipheus Gesangrerein in point of num bers and prominence comes next to the Ger mania. This Society woe organized in 18G9, Hr. Henry Greonebanm being their first Presi dent and Mr. Otto Lob, the first leader. Baring the Presidency of Mr. 0. Moyer, who was elected four consecutive times, and who managed the affairs of the Society with great skill and judg ment, they rose at once into prominence, and and became very prosperous. In 1871, they erecied tbeir present fine hall on the comer of Peoria and Lake streets. As the members of this society are mostly residents of the West Division they suffered but little from the conflagration, and at once rose to be the foremost singing so ciety in the city. Taking advantage of this cir cumstancej and to show themselves worthy, of their position, they gave, during the last two seasons, some excellent concerts, at one of which Mr. Otto Lob’a grand musical picture, “Die Waldscenen” (forest scenes), wee produced for the first time by the Society, aha by their fine performance created a very i&vorable - im pression in musical circles, and received the highest enooniuma of the press. The most prominent and active members of the Orpheus axe Messrs. John O. Meyer, I*. Madlener, Henry Oreenobaum, Louis SUlvers, Clemons Hirsch and others. At present they have a chorus of 68 gentlemen and 38 ladies, while they number over 200 passive members. Their officers at present are Clemens Hirsch, President; John Press, Vice- President: Jacob Schnedig, Corresponding Sec retary: Ed. Homann, Recording Secretary; and August Mersing, Financial Secretary. THE SWISS MAEKSEBOHOB. The Swiss Maennerchor is another very excel lent German Singing Society, being mostly com THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1873. MUSIC. icnoß, THE OBPUEDB, gosed of Gernian-speaking Switzerlanders. Thia ociety waa organized in 1868, under, the leader ship of Mr, Moeser, under the name of the Swiss Sangerbund, which- was soon changed to their present name. . Mr. Moeser soon resigned and waa succeeded by Mr. Otto . Lob, whocontinued to wield the baton until his departure for Europe a short time ago. THa ’ successor la Mr. August Scheuffier, who has the reputation of being a very excellent leader. They alflo.Bnffered very severely by*the fire, but are now again la prosperous as ever, and rejoice in the possession of a finely-furnished hall at ' No. 49 North, Clark street. The Society numbers at. present over one hundred poisons, thirty-four of whom are active singers. Their present officers are : Henry Schuermeyer, President; Jacob Mueller, Vice-President; Alfred Hanswirth, Correspond ing Secretary; John Bainzinger, Financial Sec retary ; Charles C&vuzel, Treasurer. THE TEUTONIA MAENNEBCHOB was organized some five or six years ago, and they are mostly composed of Germans living in the northwestern part of the city, their hall be ing at the Aurora Turner Hall, on Milwaukee avenue. They number about ninety members, of which number fifty compose the chorus. Gustav Ehrhom wields the baton. A. Laitmann is President, and F. Mueller, Secretary. THE CHICAGO JIAENNEBOHOB was organized in 1871, just previously to the fire. They have now 90 members, 40 of whom are active singers. Their loader is Eugene Bischoff. Tho following ore their officers : H. Pomy, President; A. Andree, Vice-President; J. Geilen. Treasurer; W. Bruns, Secretary. This Society naa its hall over Greenebaum’a Bank building, on Fifth avenue. THE FJtOHSINN is the singing society of the South Side. They meet at Burlington Hall, and have about eighty members, forty of whom belong to the chorus. Their leader, Mr. August gcheuffler, is a most excellent conductor. TUBNEB SOCIETIES. The North Side Torngemeinde and the Vor warta Turner Society take also great pride in re ferring to the Mannerchora attached to their societies, which are little, if any, inferior to the regular singing societies. Both of these Turner singing societies are underthe leadership of Mr. August Scheuffier. The Chicago Liederkranz, which consisted of & large number of prominent gentlemen, who, together with the leader, Hans Balatka, seceded from the German Maennerchor, a snort time be fore tho fire, were broken up by that calamity. This society has reorganized during the last week, and elected Mr. Hans Balatka as their leader. They have rented two large halls in the North Side Turner Hall, which will be magnificently famished and will contain billiard ana reading-rooms. Among the promi nent citizens who nave joined this Society may be mentioned the names of A. O. Hosing, Cas par Butz, Charles Vergbo, Carl Beer, Francis Lackner, George Schneider, F. A. Hoffman, Amo Yaas, and Adolph Loeb. Mr. Balatka has bis election under consideration. MONETARY. Satubdat Evening, May 24. There has been a gradual progress toward ease in the local money market daring the past week. Some of the banks that have & large line of mercantile accounts have experienced an extremely active demand for money, but it has been mainly from merchants whose capital is small in comparison to their business and who are consequently al ways bard-up. Aside from this there has been scarcely as much demand for money at some of the banks as they would liko, and in some quarters money is offered freely on collat erals at 10 per cent, and on call even at 8 per cent. The business in local stocks has been un usually small for the last two weeks. In cases where parties have been obliged to part with city railway, which pays 20 per cent, and some of the bank stocks which pay from 12 to 15 per cent, fair prices have been ob tained, hot, on the whole, there was but little done. Exchange was firmer to-day at 25c per SI,OOO premium. The clearings of the Chicago banks for the week were; Date. Monday. Tuesday. "Wednesday, Thursday.. Friday... Saturday Total.. Corresponding week last year 16,868.573.04 1,681,885.93 Tho folio - ,ring quotations of local stocks are furnished by Messrs. Hammond «fc Gage; First National Bank Third National Bank Fifth National Bank Commercial National Bank Merchants 1 National Bank German National Bank Manufacturers 1 National Bank.... Northwestern National Bank Corn Exchange National Bank.... National Bank. Cook County National Bank National Bulk of Illinois National Bank of Commerce Chicago City Railway West •Division Bailway North Division Hallway Pullman Palace Car Elgin Watch Company 105 110 Chicago Gao-Light and Coke Company. 103 110 Chamber ot Commerce 95 Trader*’ Ina. Co 100 ... LOCAL STOCK AND BOND MARKET. Messrs. Lent, Preston & Kean quote as fol lows this afternoon: 6-20s of’62 6-208 of *64, 6-208 of’6s 6-20b of *66, Jon. and July 5- of *67, Jan. and July 6- ’£& Jan. and Ju1y,.... 10-40s U. S. 6a (new issue) Gold (full weight)...., Gold Coupons Gold Exchange Sterling Exchange...; Northern Pacific Gold 7-305... Chicago City 7a. Cook County 7a Illinois County and Township 10s 160s war 18X2 120s war 1812... 260 a, not war 1812 120s, not war 2812 Agricultural College Land Scrip.... COMMERCIAL. Batteday E vests o. May 34, The followingtwere the receipts and shipments of the leading .articles of produce in Chicago during the past) twenty-four hours, and for the corresponding date one year ago; I BICEZPTS, il 1873. ,fv 7,655 . n 63,470 . V 94,640 , * 77,830 1,739 1.800 45,760 . 1.300 10,500 9,400 2 Floor, brla Wheat, b0......... Com, bu. OaU, bo. Eye, bo Barley, bo Ones seed, 1be.... Flaxseed, lbs Broom corn, lbs... Oared meats, lbs... Beef, brla Boric, brla Lard, lbs ... Tallow, lbs Batter, lbs Dressed hogs. No.. Live hogs, n0.... Cattle, N0......... Sheep, No Hides, lbs High wines, brls... Wool, lbs Potatoes, bo Lumber, m ft Shingles, m Balt, br1a..... ■ 7,600 19,669

61,501 6,662 2,643 1,036 78,974 m 63,040 8,406 4,391 1,^90 344 ■Withdrawn from store on Friday for city consnmption: 3,294 bn com; 3,718 bn oats; G6O bn rye; 596 bu barley. Withdrawn for do dar ing the past week: 5,189 bu wheat; 22,814bu com; 21,706 bu oats; 3,175 bn rye; 14,812bu barley. Tbe following grain has been inspected into store this morning, np to 10 o’clock: 65 cars wheat; 171 cars com; 11,800 bu No. 2do by canal; 63 cars oats; 4 cars rye. ’ Total (303 cars), 141.000 bn. The following were tbe receipts and shipments of breadstnffs and stock at this point during the week ending with this morning, and tor corre sponding weeks ending as dated: azcszTTs. . : IfayM, Hay 17, Jtay 25, 1873. 1873. : 1872.; Hcrar.'btla.... 48,033; . 53,M3 37.194 •Wheat, bn ..282,325 222,713 74,155 Corn, bn....... ....574,499 335,690 1,204,190 Oats, bn....... 420,540 . 237,483 484,660 Eye, bn.................. 14,415 10,287 30,182 Barley, ha 9,800 11,805 17,590 Lire hogs, No 51,153 71,331 73,505 Clttle.Mo,..'. 18.693 21,610 17,259 The inquiry for white and colored staple cot tons, and for seasonable dress goods, was slight ly more active than on previous days of the week, but aside from this the movement was sluggish, and in most departments there was au apparent lack of firmness. Groceries were gen erally quiet, and, if wo except coffees, syrups, and spices, tho quoted prices were only indiffer ently sustained. There was fair activity in the butter market, and tho prices current earlier in the week were uniformly well sustained. Within the past few days there has been noticeable improvement in the quality of the offerings, a liberal proportion of that now coming forward being grass butter of good flavor, and yellow. Sales were chiefly at 18@25c, though small lota of strictly choice at 26@27c was obtainable. Bagging remains quiet at 3f»3£c for Stark, 35c for Ludlow, for Lewiston, and 82c for American. No new features were developed in connection with the cheese, canned goods, and dried fruit' markets, trade ruling dull at the prices current yesterday. Fish continues'active and firm. Most descriptions ore in light stock, and the tendency in cod and fat mackerel is slightly in an upward direction. The hay market was in much the same condition as noted in previous reports, pressed descrip tions meeting with a good demand at. firm prices. As farmers are now busy with their planting, there is only a moderate amount com ing in, and dealers' predict continued high prices. The bide trade was dull, neither local nor outside tanners seeming inclined to operate to any large extent, • but the moderate stocks in store and the continued light receipts stimulate holders, and prices wore fully maintained. Pig-iron was quoted dull and easier. Tobacco,- paints, aud paper stock sold at about former quotations. Tho oil mar ket waa reasonably active, with prices un changed : Carbon at 19<5)19)£c, linseed at SI.OO @1.02, extra lard at 75c, whale at 87c, and turpentine at 57@5Sc. Linseed is strong, with an advancing tendency. Lard oil is weak. The lumber trade continues active and the market firm, especially for cargoes afloat. Met als, tinners* stock, and iron wore in moderate re quest ; there was no quotable change in prices. The demand for building materials is improving somewhat under the influence of fine weather. Prices are without material change, though rather easy for common brick and lime. There wero no new features to note in connection with the wool market. The Western mills are buying old wool in small quantities, and the stocks are quite low. The new clip has hardly commenced to come forward.' It is thought that prices will be from 3@sc lower than the present rates for old wooL Hops and broom com are without perceptible change; the former are quiet, while jroom com la meeting with the usual demand, the good grades being scarce and firm. There was very little doing in seeds, excepting Hunga rian and millet, which were in moderate request at reduced prices. Poultry was in liberal supply but slow of sale t and prices ruled weak aud lower. Eggs wero active at llj£@l2c, closing quite firm. Green fruits, vegetables, and potatoes wore without particular change. Lake freights were dull, but nominally firm at tho advanced quotations of Friday, both carriers and shippers holding off. Severn vessels ar rived in port last evening and this morning, but shippers were indisposed to take bold till the vessels are rd&dy to load, as the fact might work to their disadvantage. Carriers asked 6c for com, and 7c for wheat, by sail, to Buffalo, and and 13% c for com and wheat to Oswego or Kingston. Through freights to Boston, by lake aud sail, quoted at 25c via Buffalo, and 26c via Ogdensourgb. Only one vessel was chartered to carry grain from this port, at Sl.SOOfor the cargo of com and oats ; amount not stated. Clearings, Balances, $4,261,580.65 $409,751.89 3,570,303.38 358,564.72 3,212,497.54 259,572.13 3,070.362.67 312,821.64 3,005,558.21 271,512,58 3,033,376.79 341,208.81 Bid. Asked, 150 135 140 137 140 US 200 123 130 105 115 220 120 . 125 145 \ ... .... 100 ... 112 .. 104 HO ... 160 165 ~. ISO 190 ... 98 100 ..112)4 ... Highwines were quiet, but strong, at ££c ad vance j 91c waa bio, and asked. Sales were limited to one lot, which was differently re ported to be 50 or 100 brls at 91c per gallon. Provisions wore more active and stronger, the recent severe drop having brought out several speculative buyers, wbo thought It safe to take hold at the decline; added to which, hogs were less plenty and higher, while other markets were firmer than heretofore. Hess pork advanced 35c per brl from the reduced quotations of last evening, and closed a shade easier. Lard was 20c per 100 tbs higher, being in good demand, but quiet, as buyers wore not generally prepared to meet the views of holders. Moats were in some demand for the Southern trade at the recent ' redaction in terms. Buying• Selling, ~...116# 116# .lU# 114# .115# 115# .118 118# .118 118# 118# 100#@I10# 100 feint, 09# feint. 09# feint. 05(398 The market closed at the following range of prices: Mesa port, caah or seller May, $15.60; do seller June, 815.60@15.65; do seller July, $16.00@16.10 ; do seller August, 816.25® 16.80; lard, cash or seller May, $8.00; do eoller June, $8.60@8.65; do seller Only, $3.90@8.95; summer lard, 87.87)5'@8,00; do without package, 87.50. Swootpiokledhamsquot6datlo@l2c. Dry salted meats quotable at 6@6>£c for shoulders; B@BJfJc for short ribs; and 83£@8%c for short clear. Boxed shoulders, Eng lish meats, B%(S>B%c for short riba; f or short clear. Bacon is quoted at 73£ c for shonl dors; 9)£c for clear nbs: 9%c for short clear, and 13@14%c for hams, all packed. Mess beef, 89.00@9.25; extra mess do, $10.00®10.25; beef ham5,828.00@29.60. City tallow, 7J£@Bo; grease quotable at 9}i®9%c. Bales were reported Of 750 brls mess pork, seller June, at $16.76; 1,000 brls do at $15.70 ; 1,000 brls do at $15.65; 500 brls do at $15.60 ; 500 brls do seller July at $16.10; 5,000 brls do at $16.00 ; 250 brls do at $16.90; 600 brls do at 815.85; 1,000 brls do sel ler August at $16.25; 50 tcs lard (choice) at 88.75 ; 70 tcs do at $3.50 ; 50 tcs do at $8.40; 250 tcs do seller July at $8.90; 260 tcs do at $8,85 ; 200,000 lbs short ribs, seller July, at sweet pickled hams (15 lbs) at 120 ; 200 tea do (10 Iba) at 113£ c. The Daily Commercial Deport gives the fol lowing as the shipments of provisions from this city for the week ending May 22,1873, and since Hot. 1, 1872 ; also comparative figures ; .178 139 .136 143 ..176 187 .133 140 1872, 1872. 6,990 23.295 214,545 1X0,620 5,604 3,900 82,250 • 6,377 77,618 398,458 13,697 4,220 3,200 18,733 4,760 18,762 24,453 165,137 827 1,223 7,735 28,280 489,675 16,730 345,043 62,020 282 268,760 43,665 11,400 856 28,312 8,140 35,140 67,470 43,325 8,837 2,315 7,943 8,768 *39,216 10,223 3,834 165 110,335 Pork, Lard, Hams'. Should?rt Middles,. brls. tcs. tcs. Ibf. Ibs. W*k edg May. 23 LISO 5T 8,240 ...... Same weak '73... 2,832 1,803 1,239 638.400 719,600 Since Nov. 191,819 166,643 64.860 37,996.414 149.77H.CC3 Same time *7l-72. 88,997 !£!,&£],64,076130. 95,651,213 611 89,820 111 162,030 3,355 3,969 3,000 120 83,625 734 211 16,250 1,594 2,766 1,001 1,534 1,740 85 2,109 The shipments in detail wera as follows; Shoulders, bxs; short rib, 80 bzs; short clear. 68 bzs; long clear, IS7 bzs; long rib, 74 bzs; Cumberlands. 4 bzs; Stretford*. 836 bzs; Staffordshire, 10 bzs; South Staffordshire, 80 bzs; long bams, 867 bzs; Birming ham, XU bzs; Irish cut, 33 bzs; bacon, 163 bzs; Staffordsbirehams,3obzs;clear backs, 9bzs;bellies, 4 bzs; middles, 80 bzs; Belfast tongnes, 5 bzs; Breeton bams, 6 bzs; pigs tongues, 25 bzs; beef bams,' 100 brls; beef, 386 brls; taiioir, 330 brls; grease, 117 brls; shoulders, 3 tea; middles, 003 bzs. Floor was -very qniet, being in small demand, bnt holders insisted on fall former prices, in view of the firmer feeling in wheat. There was not mnch offering. Bran was steady. Sales were reported of 200 brls white winter extras on pri vate terms; 100 brls spring extras at SG.B7)£; 100 brls do at $6.55; TOO brls do on private terms; 200 brla snperfines at $4.75; 100 brls do (Gem of the Ocean) at $4.25; 200 brls rye floor (Beloit) at 34.40; 100 brls do on private terms. Total 1,700 brls. Also 20 tons bran at $9.00 on track, and,so brls kiln dried com meal at $2.35; The following were tbe quotations at the closes Fair to choice -white winter extras $ 8.50 @ll.OO Bed winter extras. 7.00 @ 8.60 Good to choice spring extras 6.25 @ 7.50 Low to medium 6.00 @ <UX] 248 2,238 308 1,454 UtaneaoUa (patent) 8.00 @ll.OO Good to fancy Minnesota 6.50 @ 8.00 Spring superfine# 8.00 @6.00 Bye f100r..... 4U5 @4.40 8ran....-...;.... 9.00 @ 9.75 ■ SZItPXEKTS. Flour, brla 67,306 43,650 29,571 Wheat,bu .V...T.. 411,068 "064,725 167,209* Com, bu ...764,669 1,140,439 1,443,963 Oats, ba...., 448,326 508,997 133,898 Bye, bu 25,837 16,800 '22,593 Barley, bu 13,111 22,638 30,013 Live bogs. No 45,530 62,445 48,799 Cattle, N0....,...; 16,464 ..19,572 14,933 - A good many people are asking why more wheat is now going to Milwaukee than coming to Chicago, for somo time post. The reason is simple, but sufficient. The roads which carry grain to Milwaukee take it at a reduced rate ! from all points which are also connected with Chicago ; so that, in most cases, the cost of shipping and selling in Milwaukee is. loss than the simple cost of shipment to this city. Those who know this fact ask the question, Cannot the groin be carried to Chicago at prices that will pay to deliver it in Milwaukee?” The physical answer to tblq question la “ Yea but there is an impediment in the way that has thus far operated os a moral impossibility. This, how ever, is only one of several cases in which Chi cago is discriminated against by the railroads. A committee was appointed by the Board of Trade, somo time ego, to investigate and re port in regard to these but no good has yet come of it. It is understood that an effort is being made to collect the fees for the inspection or grain through. the railroad companies, instead of through warehouses* the. latter being the more general way now. Tho difference between the two plans is simply that the railroad collection will secure the funds when the service is per formed ; while the warehouse collection is not made till the grain is taken out of store. There was a little more life in the produce markets to-day. and a firmer tone all round, though twenty-four hours had elapsed without a storm. Tho business was, however, chiefly speculative, cash lota of produce not being mentioned some times for a quarter of an hour together. The shipping movement was slow ; but it is usually so on Saturday. The mass of operators did not scorn to build much upon a continuance of fine weather. 'Wheat woa rather more active in options and settlement, and stronger, the bulk of the trad ing being, aono. at the .outside prices of Frida?. The market -was weak earl?, because Liverpool was reported dull; but the latest telegrams from that city quoted wheat closing Id higher, with a §qod demand that brought out bnyora, and the cmand continued good though New York was quoted quiet and rather tame, and oar receipts were considerably in excess of the shipments. The fact is, a good many operators aro beginning to fear there will bo a squeeze in June if not in Hay; as the market is largely oversold, and Mil waukee is drawing oil tho wheat she can to her* self, by means of reduced freights from all points whore she competes with Chicago. Hence, the margin of 2@2#o in favor of cash wheai over seller June was maintained, though the current month closes with the coming week; and seller Juno was strong as compared with op tions for delivery farther in the future. There were also a good many puts out, which expired by limitation to-day, and that was another reason for keeping up prices. There was a moderate demand for car lots, but little doing in regular, the latter not being offered. Seller June offered at $1.26#, and advanced steadily to $L27#. eased down to $1.27, rose to $1.2734, aad closed at $1.27#. Begular No. 2 spring sold at $1.28#@1.29# r closing at the outside, aud strictly fresh receipts closed at $1.29#@1.80. Seller July sold at sl.2s#@ 1.26#, seller August at $1.21@1.22, and seller the year at $1,14(5)1.15. No. 1 spring was quiet and steady at $1.36#; No. 3 spring was in fair demaud at $1.18#@1.19 ; and rejected do dull at SI.OO. Cash sales were reported of 2,400 hn No. 1 spring at $1.36#; 1,200 bn No. 2 spring (bard) at $1.30 ; 1,600 bn do at $1.29#; 11,600 bu do (part bard) at $1.29#: 15,000 on do at $1.29; 5,000 bu do at $1.28# ; 10,000 bn do at $1.28#; 15,000 bn do at $1.28#: 800 bn No. 3 spring at $1.19 ; 4,400 bn do at $1.18#; 2,400 bn do at $1.18#; 1,200 bu rejected spring at SI.OO ; 400 bn by sample at $1.36. Total, 71,000 bu. . Com was quiet but firm.) aud very steadyat ah average advance of #<®#o per bu, there bo ing not much demand, and comparatively little offering. New York was dull, and our shipments were lighter, but the certainty of unfavorable conditions for the next crop caused holders to ask higher prices, and to be independent about selling at Chat. Then buyers held back, and both sides took a breathing spell. The shippers did not caro to operate, as they were waiting for a downward turn in freights. Seller Juno opened at 38#c, declined to SB#e, advanced to S9c, and closed at SS#@39c. Seller July sold at 42@42#c, and seller August at 43#@44#c, both closing with firm holders at the outside. Begular No. 2 com, or seller tho month, sold at 3S@ 38#c, and strictly fresh receipts were firm at S9c. Cash sales were reported of 10,800 bn No. 2 at 39c; 24.000 bu do (better than regular) at 38#c; 15,000 bu do at 38#c; 25,000 bn do at 88#c; 10,000 bu do at 38#o; 10,000 bu do at 38c; 0,800 bn do at 39c afioat; 16,800bu rejected at 36c; 400 bn ears at 38c. Total, 117,800 bn. Oats were very quiet at about the same range of prices as on Friday. There was almost no demand for cash lots, and hut little for options, except for about half an hour. The effect of big receipts here was counteracted by larger shipments, and a firmer tone reported from New York. Seller June was quoted at 31#@32c, seller July at 83#@33#c, and seller the month at 31#@31#c, all closing at medium figures. Cash sales were reported of 1,800 bu (fresh, receipts) at 32c ; 6,000 bu do at 31# ; 3,000 bu rejected at 29#c ; 3,600 bu do at 29#c ; 600 bn do at 290; 600 bn by sample at 37c ; 600 bn do at S6c; 600 bn do at 34c ; 1,200 bn do at 32c. Total, 18,000 bn. Bye was dull and #c lower; quotable at 68# @69c, —the outside in favorite houses. Sales were restricted to 800 bu No. 2 (A., P. & Co's.) at 68#c. Barley was dull, and nominally unchanged. In th& absence of transactions for several days, it is impossible to give figures that may be depended upon; but we quote the market at 70@80c for No. 2; 64@66c for No. 3, and 45@50c for reject ed, —the inside in the Bock Island Elevator, and the outside in the Armour, Pole & Co. and Cen tral Elevators. Cash sales were limited to 400 bu by sample at 68c. Tho telegraph informs us that not less than twelve firms, who had formed a combination to control the Western lumber market, have failed, with total liabilities of $9,000,000. Three of these firms are located in Chicago, one in Cleveland, and the rest in New York State. INSPECTION OP LUMBEB, At the animal meeting of the Chicago Lum bermen's Exchange, held in Harch lost, the roles of inspection for lumber sold by cargo -were changed so as to be identical with the grades piled up by the leading yard firms of this city. A u school of practice ” was established, 'irith lumber taken from the piles of one of the lead ing yards of the city; but the hear approach of the opening of navigation, and the stormy weather, did not give snffieUnfc time for the examination of all the inspectors (about 100) in the city; but some twenty or more qualified themselves and obtained certificates. This is the beginning of a syste matic and uniform mode of transacting the im mense lumber business of this city, and It is hoped by the trade that the plan may be in gen eral practice next season. By reference to onr quotations, it will be seen that a cargo of mill run lumber was sold under the new rules on Saturday, being, we believe, the first green mill run stock sold in this manner this season, although several sales of dears have been made on that basis. LATEST. In the afternoon 'wheat and corn were in mod erate demand, closing the same as on 'Change. No. 2 eprihg sold at 51.27,J£@1.27J1; seller Juno closing at 81.27 - Com sold at 83J£(3)390 seller Jnne, closing at the outside ; 42@423£0 seller July; and 4A% c seller August. Other grain and provisions wore quiet and unchanged. Lake freights were inactive. CHICAGO LIVE-STOCK MARKET. Rorlcw for the Weol£ Ending Satnzv. day Ereninsr, May 24* Satuudax EvEjTDi'o, May 24. The receipts of lire stock during the week have been/ as follows: ' • Cattle* Hogs* Sheep* Monday 6,310 11,560 '461 Tuesday 0,905 5,946' 703 •Wednesday 2,754 9,798 1,254 Thursday... 3,817 11,774: 1,200 Friday .* 2,543 6,963 1,086 Saturday 600 3,500 _ 740 ... 17,928 49,240 / 6,479 .. 22.070 72,723 / ... 15,686 53,732/ 4,458 ..304,963 1,711,891 148,133 ..234,536 Tin,277 169,281 .. 60,432 540,674% 11,148 Total Last week...... . Week before last. Since Jao. 1,1873.... Same period in 1872. Increase. Decrease Shipments were as follows. Cattle, Eogt.l Sheep, 2,299 0,485* .... 2,335 7,493 2.433 6,TIC 581 3,247 7,830 - 3.434 10,323 % 165 Monday.... Tuesday.... Wednesday, Thursday.. Triday 13,978 . 38,837 ' 746 18,309 62,212 370 Total. Taßt Tveelc. Week before last . £1,915 245 CATTLE —Nothing has occurred in ibis department of the lire stock market since oar Ust weakly review worthy of special mention. Steadily fair activity has characterized the demand both from local and outside buyers, and the supply, though (including the stale cattle left overirom the previous week) amounting* to some 19,000 head, has readily been absorbed, and at very full prices. With the exception of New York, which has ruled a Ko lower, the Eastern markets have not boon subjected to any material fluctuation In. prices, and shippers have kept the yards well cleared of suitable lota at $4.75(35.15 for common to medium grades of from 1,080 to 1,250 lbs average, and at $5.25(36.00 for good to extra steers of from 1,150 to - 1,500 tba average. A few extra fetched and in two or three innt-uifßß event higher figures were paid, but the number of transfers at over $5.80 comparatively was small. There la aa yet no noticeable deterioration in the quality of the. offer ings, the bulk for the past four weeks or mon con sisting of well-matured well-fatted steers of from 1,150 -to 1,450 lbs average. The scarcity of the descriptions of stock usually sought after by the city trade, nofed ; Uat week, is still a feature of the market, and prices if j such continue to rule' disproportionately high in con* sequence. But the season is near at hand when tht supply of butchers* cattle may be expected to. exhibit a large increase, and a marked reduction from the relatively high prices now preva lent must inevitably follow. Stock steers, also, an j&carce, but there is not at present an active demand* and the market is more in buyers* favor. The supply, of new milch cows Is fair, at about former rates, sales making at $25.00®45.00 per head, for poor t« choice, with occasionally a buyer at a higher figure for something especially desirable. Veal calves re main dull at low prices, poor to medium selling at $3.00@4.00, and good to choice at $JJ25(30.25. Only ai. moderate number of Texas cattle have arrived, andi those sold chiefly at $4.50(35.00 for common to choice/ droves, wintered North. • To-day the market was active and firm. Shippers.* as well as city butchers, bought liberally, and in not i . few instances 10@15o advance on the prices current earlier in the week was realized. Sales were reported, at $3.50(36.40, with the bulk at $5.00(35.75. QUOTATIONS. Extra- Graded steers averaging 1,400 Sis and upwards $5,9006.25 Choice Beevee —Fine, fat, well formed 3 year to 6 year old steers, averaging 1,300 to 1,450 fcs 5.6005.75 Good Boevea—"Wcll-fatteaed, finely formed , steers, averaging 1,200 to 1,300 lbs 5.2505.50 Medium Grades—Steers infair flesh, aver aging 1,100 to 1,2501bs A.8005.15 Batchers* Stock-Common * 0 fafa. steers, and good to extra. cows, for,-, city . - - : slaughter, averaging 800 to 1,100 2* 4.0005.00 Stock Cattle—Common cattle,, in decent . flesh, averaging 700 to 1,080 m 5.3,7504.90 Inferior—light and thin cows, heifers,* stags, bolls, andecallawagsteers.';.,..... 8.0003.75 'Caiile—TcxasiNorthern wintered....;..... 4.0004.50 CatUer-Cotn-fed Texa5............ i.5005,25 HOGS—The receipts during the past week have been 49,210, against 72,723 last week, and 53,T32,week!bsforo last. Since - 6an. 1 the arrival* have been I.TILBOL against 14.71,277 to aamc date-last year—an increase of $40,614. Tho market opened dull and lower, and has favored buyers ‘throughout, until to-day, when, under tho small receipts, a somewhat firmer feeling was manifested, ~ The lowest point reached was<a 4.89, and within this range a majority of the hcg» 'changed hands... ‘‘ To-day the light receipt gave sellers the advantage and buyers were compelled to pay a shade higher prices the day’s sales showing ah average advance of 6c. -There was quite an active competition, andtho major portion of the receipts Wore taken as fist aa unloaded, at $4.60@4.75,f0r common to medium, and at $4.80@4.95 for good to choice, Tho pens are empty. The following transactions fairly reflectjtho market: \Ko. Mr. Price. 160 193 s4.S7tf 73 175 4.C0 49 190 4.80 69 l£o 4A5 164 200 4.87# 78 172: 4.80 45 Sol 4.80 62 £25 4.62# 168 171 4.65 112 203 4.77#. 02 £25 - 4.80 40 205 4.75 36 230 4.80 - 65 213 4.85 63 187 - 4.60- 43 280 4.95 67 * 193 ■ 4.95 | So, At. Price. GO 204 $4.35 •69 183 4.90 G3 198 4.80 48' 324 4.80 108 280 4.65 63 233 4.50 33 160 4.80 50 250 4,65 69 261 4.90 25 279 4.75 67 181 -4.85 106 215 4.90 64 294 495 63 192 4.85 49 220 4,90 46 213 4.80 .60 220 : 4,90 SHEEP—A quiet feeling has prevailed la this depart ment of the market, the demand being moderate and mainly of a local character. With light receipts, how* ever, sellers were enabled to sustain. prices, at 4.50 for poor to medium, and at for good to choice shorn. Wooled sheep have sold at $5.50@7.00 for common to best. Lambe are in demand at $3.00 <54.50. FINANCIAL. LME SHOES & lICHHM SOOTHERS RAILWAY COMPANY. NEW SINKING FUND BOPS, COUPON AND REGISTERED. $6,000,000. Bonds Dae Oct. 1, 1882, with Interest at Seven per .Cent* payable seml*annnaliy r April and October* at the ofilce of the Onion Trust Co- of New York- $500,000) or Ten per Gent of the Loan, to he retired annually by the RinViTig Fund, Coupon Bonds of --..51,000 each. Begistered Bonds of SI,OOO, $5,000 and SIO,OOO each* Price, 94 and Accrued Interest. . ROBINSON, CHASE & CO. BANKERS, ITo. 18 Broad-st., New York. OCEAN NAVIGATION. Sailing twice a week from New York, and carrying pas sengers to all ports of Great Britain. Ireland, Continental Europe, and the Mediterranean. Cabin from $63; Steer age, British and Irish porta east, s2l; west. SZL Conti nental ports same as other rconlarlines. All payable in 0. S. currency. Apply for full information at tno Com pany’s ottices. No. 7 Bowling Green, New York, and N. B. comerLaSallcand Hadison-sta., Chicago. HBNPBBSON BBOTHEB3, Agents. mm MAIL LINS. ESTABLISHED XQ^O- Steam Between Ifew York, Boston, and Liverpool. ~..M»y24l Jets Mayfi ~May3i) Cuba •....Jose f .Jans 7) Scotia Junoll Calabria. Perth la., RwTnari* Aud fsvai Boston every Tnesday. Cabin Passagei SBo> 8100 and S3 30* Gold* Steerage Passage. S3O currency. Passengers and freight booked to and, from all parts of Europe at lowest rates. Sight Drafts on Great Britain, Ireland, and the Continent. P. H. DU VERNET, Gen 1 ! Weel’n Agent. N. W. cor. Clark and Eandolph-sts, Soiling from New Pork for Queenstown and Liverpool every Saturday, aud for London direct every fortnight. Cabin Passage SBO, S9D, aM SIOO Currency. Excursion Tlcketa at rates. Intending pas sengers should make <jar}v application for bertha. STEKTcAGE, 829.00 currency. Prepaid from liTcrpooL Qaeenstomi* Londonderry, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, or London, $31,00 oorreacy. Passengers beaked to orfrom German and Tl&n points at lew rates. The Steamships of this line are the largest in the trades Drafts on Great Britain, Ireland, and the Continent. WILLIAM JIAGALISTES, Gcn’l Western Agent, Northeast corner Clark and Bandolph-sta. (opposite new Shegman House), Chicago. . FOR EUROPE. INMAN LINE ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS. “Will sail from Now York as follows; CITY 07 LIMERICK,.......Thursday, May 29, 8 A. M» CITY OP LONDON Saturday. May 31, 9 A. M. CITY OP NEW YORK. Thursday. Juno 5. IP. M. CITY OP PARIS .Saturday, Juno 7, S P. M. And each succeeding SATURDAY and THURSDAY, from Pier No. 45, North River. Cabin Passage, 535 and SIOO Gold. Steerage, to British Porta $90.00 Curreqey. Steerage, to German Porta 35.00 Currency. Steerage, to Bremen or Scandinavian P0rta...... 38.00 Currency. SIGHT DRAI' i S for sale at low rate*. FBANCIS C. BROWS', * General Western Agent, 86 South Market-sfc., Chicago. STOCKHOU3ERS’ meetings. OFFICE OP CMcifl.ictMiJ&Pacl ' BATLBOAD COMPACT'S - . annual nieotlng of the StockholdorsuFihe Chicago, Eock Island A Pacific Railroad Company, for the elec don otDinctms, pursuant to lair, and toe transaction of such other business as may come before them, will be held at wi® office of the Company, la the City of Chicago, us Wednesday, the 4th day of June next, at 11 o’clock a. si* - __ mATTro JOHN F. TRACY, President F. HI TOWS, Secretary. Chicago, Danville & Yinceflr nes Railroad. OfticZi 239 West Kaxi>oxj»h-«t,,? CbzCAOO, May 23, 1873.1 The annual meeting of tho stockholders of tbe Danville A Vincennes Railroad Company, lor the election of Directors, and the transaction of such other bus loses as may'come before the meeting, will be held at the ffice of the Company, No. 299 West Raadolpb-st., la the City of Chicago, HI., on Wednesday, Jane 18,1873. The poll wiu be opened at XI o’clock a. m. J. S. CAMPBELL, Secretary. Stockholders' Meeting. Notice is hereby given that the *nnna] meeting of the Stockholders of Chicago South Branch Dock Compter, for the election of Directors of said Company, will be held at the office of said Company. No, 523 Wabsan-ar., ia the City of Chicago, at 10 a. in., Wednesday, Jane 4, A. O. 1873, JS. C. MASON, Secretory of Chicago South Branch Dock Company-.^ SPATES. SPAIEBAIf KS 1 . STANDARD SCALES ZgsL OF AXL SIZES. gIgPAiaBAIfKSjMOBSB &00 m AND 115 XAKE-ST. WINDOW SCREENS. I HASSELL 3 S Office, 181 XaSaUe-st, (Aa. Av. Price . 23% 178 14.87 V 66 221 4.85 47 193 4.50 24 190 : 4.70 61 246 4.75 78 172 4.80 60 243 4.80 43 210 4.90 41 123 4.25 83 183 4.85 45' 207 4.75 61 245 4.80 47 200 - 4.85 36 816 3.75 41 228 4.80 63 189 4.90

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