Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 30, 1876, Page 12

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 30, 1876 Page 12
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12 OUB NEIGHBORS. A Week's News, an Hour’s Bias ings, and a Season’s Hopes, from Mil waukee, Commercial Excitement, Political Comment, and Persona' Mention.) )or Racine Aristarchus Shivers Discon tentedly at the Delay of Nankeen Weather; Lad Is Moved to Remorselessly Chair Up the Local Rembrandts and Bonbeors. MiTiiTijr aiid Sapping Early in the Letter— Bnthlesssess of the Pinal Onslaught A Very Elegant Social Event in Kenosha—Paragraphs from the Suburbs. WISCONSIN. MILWAUKEE. WHEAT. of The Milwaukee, April 29. —The flurry on ’Change Monday, resulting from the failure of Sc breeder & Lindblom, grain dealers and commission mer «Tmnt« t has ended, and tbe blow turns out to bare been leas severe than was anticipated. Tbe failure involved a large number of smaller Arms, who were put to temporary inconvenience, but managed to bold tbeir beads above water, and will eventually come out all right. The call for margins, which gave a panicky tone to tbe market for a short time, was in tbe majority of cases honored within forty-eight hours, and everything is proceeding smoothly once more. The event proves that it does not always pay even to ran a wheat corner with triumphant suc cess. 'Wheat is going down, and, unless war breaks out m Europe, bottom prices must be reached in the coarse of tbe summer. It is un pleasant to speculate on the benefits to bo deriv ed from bloodshed and anarchy, but it cannot be denied that a rattling good campaign in Eastern Europe would prove grateful to the feelings of many in tbe Western States. WAITING. W© are all waiting- The poor are waiting for tbe turn in tbe tide that leads on to fortune; the rich are waiting for chances to make more money; tne seafaring folk for navigation to open; merchants for trade to liven up; politi cians for the Presidential election: reporters for a providential corpse or two. The girls are writing for handsome husbands ; the boys for girls with lots of greenbacks ; the soft-money men for specie-resumption ; tbe Adventists for the last day; sinners for that peace which com eth only from oo high ; die little ones for that long-promised ship to come home which is to brine to them a gold watch, and a pound of can dy, and a long-tailed pony. The dyspeptic, and dejected, and long-diseased are writing for warmer weather; and housekeepers for moving ■ flay; and landlords for higher rents. We are all writing, and tho waiting is long, and tbe sun tomes out of toe east and goes down in the west upon a writing people, aim tbe writing shall have no end till tbe long vigil ceases and the phantom ferryman carries ns over to tho land where there is nothing to writ for bat toe last trump. is it true that Milwaukee is ▲ ONE-HORSE TOWN ? Cany people say it is. Ido not think so. The man that smites his brow and yells corses on the Cream City for a one-horse' town has had his cream soared. A bill was protested at the bank. A easterner failed to come to time. His wife wants a spring bonnet. H?h eon and heir has the measles. His hens lay no eggs. His birds refuse to sing. He was defeated?or office. His rich annt lives calmly on. whose executor be h opes to be. His boots pineb, and torn out ko bhighly-varnished paper of Chinese manu facrore. His boggy broke down on a street rail tnd his horse is hopelessly spavined. Even his batter proves to be dog’s fat, and his hooey com non maple-sugar and boiled tomatoes. His re volver is out of order and the ham v*er refuses to fall, and his razor Is old iron that cant be sharpened, and his clothes-line is twisted grass, and his arsenic is adulterated, and he can neither commit suicide nor poison the rate. Under these discouraging circumstances, what is left to a mao but corse the day be was bom and make oath and say this is indeed not only a one-horse town, but a one-borse universe and a one-horse people? The only remedy remaining is to subscribe for Tuk Sukdat Tktbuke. Having done this, in terest in local. State, and National affairs is re vived, the earth is draped in festoons of flowers, spring lamb and green peas taste as in the days of childhood, the waters dance in glad ness, the sno winks in good humor, and all goes well. I have received persona! assurances of this from several prominent citizens. DEATH OF EOBSUTB’S PBIVATE SECBETABT. When Kossuth landed in this country, there came with him a mild, studious, broad-gauge man as private secretary, said to be of noble parentage, named William Waigli. After Kos suth’s disappearance from tho horizon as a star of brilliancy, Waigli came West, looking for rest and wealth, finding neither. Ultimately be settled in Milwaukee, and hero was bom to him in poverty and gloom a large family of children. Waigli supported himself and those dependent on him with the precarious earnings of a teacher of drawing and painter of window-shades. His life was one of degrading poverty and toil. One of his sons is general utility boy in the Senti nel composing-room. Waigli died Wednesday, leaving his family totally unprovided for. De ceased was a man of improvident habits, without the power of appreciating the value of time and money. His life was embittered by great re verses. and his recollections of Hie past, con trasted with the struggles of the present, doubt less hastened the end, rendering him incapable of cheerfully noariog the burdens placed upon turn. He was an accomplished linguist, and ca pable of shining in society suited to his birth. &h.vsb. Silver coin has begun to circulate. People have almost forgotten bow to count it, and many are the laughs over wrong change. The banks make all their small change in silver. The Post- Office has been doing an increased business in postage-stamps since the idea got abroad that change for a quarter of fractional currency would be made m coin. It is wonderful how plentiful fractional currency tarns oat to be dace change has been made in silver. In an other week few persons in the Cream City but what will be jingling real coin in his or her pocket The Gas Company has cut down its rate to <52.50 per "1,000 feet. The Company was unable to do eo t*be preceding winter, owing to the heavy expenditures arising from the injury by frost to tbs mains and supply-pipes. It was time to find itself prepared for a reduction. Some fit the establishments in the city are lighted by oil in its various forms In preference togas, which only nabobs oould afford to use. The Iterald and Sentinel offices are wholly Dlamiribd by oil, in fittings of a new and ex treme serviceable and useful pattern, and the compositors say they will never go back to gas, if thdir votes are taken. THE GCABDIA2T OF OUB HEALTH. meaning Dr. Johnson, has been re-elected chief offioer of the Board of Health. Let Tee Tktb- Tjsai be wmrmjr the first to congratulate the 2>ocior and the people on hie re-election. The Doctor is the watch-dog of our noses, the con servator of health, the scourge of the perfume factories. His various reports on improvements necessary to help oar city and place it ahead of London, Dublm, and Edinburg in the death rate record would fill an archiepiscopal library. His statements, made monthly m excellent hand writing oo foolscap sheets to the scientific mem bers of tbs Board, who are one and all corre spondents and honorary members of the most learned societies of the old countries in fifty seven languages, are of the most grim, ghastly, ana horrible character, teeming with rivers pol luted with the blood of the slain (oxen and sheep Hid pigs) and reveling.'in awful statistics oon earning death. He is brimful of facts and fig ures. and a good practical fieah-healer as vrell. There is not a man in the Northwest who knows more surprising stories, and whose society is more agreeable, instructive, entertaining, and valuable, than that of I)r. Johnson, to whom long life. DEMOCRATIC. The Chairman of the General City Democratic Committee has addressed a most extraordinary letter to the Mayor and all officers of the City Government elected by the people, who are supposed to belong to that party, recalling to their Tninflu that allegiance to the party is re quired at their hands, and laying down the prin ciple as one to bo departed from at the peril of the offender that all offices are to be distributed among Democrats alone. The tone of the entire document is that of a victorious General enter ing a captured city and dictating to his officers the conditions on which they are to sack and pillage the inhabitants, and on which the inhab itants are to be suffered to live. It is an insuf ferable, outrageous, indecent public declaration of the principles so long secretly governing the Democratic party in the State of Wisconsin. TRADE WITH THE EAST. For the first time, freight from the East comes through with reasonable speed. Five days is the rule now from New York, Brooklyn, Boston, and Philadelphia to Milwaukee for fast freight, whereas it has always heretofore been the ex ception. seven days'being the average, with ten and twelve days for ordinary trains. Freight seems to come through also in better shape ; fewer breakages and losses, and so forth. Com petition is trolv the soul of business. CENTENNIAL PETES. Wisconsin will celebrate this glorious Centen nial year as though bills never fall due at backs where the account is overdrawn, and the Specie- Bcsumption bill insured a prodigious crop of gold coin growing like apples upon all our for est trees. It is too far from here to Philadel phia, and seven-tenths of our colebratora will put in all their work right in tho Cream City, where it costs less, and tho lake breezes fau the heated brow, and lager is cheap and plentiful. The Fair begins on the Fourth of July, when nearly all the home and foreign societies estab lished in this city, county, and State will meet in a grand, unprecedented reunion, and conse crate themselves to a glorious hooroar, and last till our money and spirits give out, namely, when the snowflakes fall, and tho inexorable coal-dealer is tapping at the door for ° cash on delivery.” If wo are bound to celebrate, at least we will do our best to keep the money cir culating among ourselves. TEE SOLDIERS’ HOVE. Two additions to the Soldiers* Homo have been decided on, and the contracts awarded to Mr. Henry, for mason-work, and Mr. Manoch Morris, for carpenter-work. The latter will be remembered as one of the original builders of this great institution, and ia well known m Chi cago as the Superintendent of Construction of the Chicago, Bock Island & Pacific new depot, put up in 1872-’3. The work will soon be com menced. sailor’s fee diem. Tbe sailors of the Cream City held a meeting tbe other night to discuss the question of wages, and there was considerable diversity of opinion as to tbe amount that should be demanded. Finally it was proposed to stand or fall on $2.50 per diem, but an amendment subsequently carried fixing tbe amount at $2 per day. This moderation was induced by the fear that Chicago sailors would accept $2 per day. It was thought best to accept the inevitable first than last. HUXEUS’ CONVENTION. It has been decided by the United Millers* Association of tbe United States, to hold their next annual convention, June next, in this city. As tbe milling interest is large and powerful in thin section, the convention is looked for with great iutefbat. A committee of five, members of tbe Chamber of Commerce, has been appoint ed for tbe purpose of concerting measures with tbe committee of tbe Association, for insuring tho success of tbe Convention, and tho comfort of the delegates. Tho latter will bo warmly re ceived and hospitably treated during their stay here. Ships arrive and leave daily. Flowers bloom in every bow window. Wild birds ore building nests. Spring lamb from Wisconsin farms is sold in a 11 tbe butchers’ shops. Little birdies sins in the hearts of painters and decorators. Jovial runaways complete the joys of metro politan life. A dozen wholesalers and retailers changed lo cation the past week. Victory perches on the bats of tbe First Ward base-ballera. Sc. James parish has found out it ought to take West Band along to Heaven. New York is now happy in receiving return letters by same day’s mail from Milwaukee. The Rev. J. L. Dudley shook hands with his friends on Tuesday and again vanished. Deputy Collector Fred Payne will probably bo the next Colonel of the First Wisconsin Regi ment. We smash ice in our pitchers in the morning and quaff it in creams the same afternoon. O, for a peck of dust. 0, for a backet of rain to lay it. Even the saloons are undergoing tittivation. RACINE DAWNING SUiIMEB. Special Correspondence c/Ths Chicaoe Tribune, Hams, Wis., April 28. —The evenings shorten perceptibly, and the summery odor of warmer days comes stealing gradually over us; yet the flowers sleep lazily under the grass, fearing the blight of the frosty winds that come and go be times. The weather along the lake seems en tirely dependent on the gales that have been blowing almost constantly during the past week. Zephyrs from the south are laden with heat and dust, and the blizzardy winds from the north make our natives shiver with cold. On the morning after a southern breeze, boot-jacks are corded up in the yards, and the gauut dis gusted “Thomas” has a careworn look. On such evenings as those alluded to. the monoto nous song of the merry frog mingles with the groans and wails that emenate from the Orpheus club-room from the hour of gathering dark ness until “the witching time of night.” There also is heard the melancholy howl of the sentimental idiot giving expression to his gash ing heart under the chamber window of bis Dul citrea. The days of tepid zephyrs and sunny skies are vexed with the ceaseless grind of the infernal hand-organ and the festive caper of the impecunious monkey. But when the cold blasts from the icy North come scurrying over the de voted burg, the “Thomas” seeks his lair; Borneo goes to bed like a Christian that ephem eral puddle-fiend, the operatic frog, hides its diminished head, and only the irrepressible 44 Orphans ” shriek out their agony. Even the sad-eyed Italian tenderly gathers bis monkey to •his bosom, and hies him to a summer clime. Wo live in hopes of nodding flowers and shady trees, however, and, though yet far away, our appreciation will be the greater when realized. SOCIAL. The effort to revive the hilarity of the days preceding Lent did not awaken the enthusiasm that was anticipated, and the last 44 0. B. J.” party was bat the ghost of former ones. Yet there was a subdued and pleasing satisfaction in attending the eery last of the season, which none who participated woold forget. The music was as bewitching as of yore, and the ladies, though few, made amends, so far as beauty and refinement could, for the lack of numbers. Among those in attendance were Miss Laura Wild of Washington, D. C., Mies Edith Hngtm in of Chicago, Mies Minnie Slauaon, Mias Kittle Danscombe,ilisa Ida Bail,Mies Elia Foster, Miss Flora Knapp, Miss Emma Lovell, Miss Sallto Wild, the Misses Pratt, Mrs. George Beemer, Mrs. F. M. Knapp, Mrs. Fred Wild, Mrs. J. B. Slauaon, Mrs. Jewell, Mrs. Dyer, and Mrs.Woeks. ▲ rUACAS. The war has been earned into Africa, and with a vengeance. Two swarthy voters from the sunny elopes of Timbuctoo hoisted the black flag last week, and declared 44 war to the ax.” The representatives of Senegambtan chivalry expectorated on their copper-colored palms, and sailed into each other’s eorporosity with a vim that would have done credit to a Mace or Allen. It seems tnat the aggressor,—a rather trouble some fellow named Coleman, —had refused to 44 do” some work that the other, who was his foreman, had ordered him to perform, but in stead had given vent to some very abusive lan guage, returned in kind by the other, until the discussion ended in a genuine * 4 rough and tum ble.” Then followed the most terrific 44 KL-yi ing'' imaginable, relieved at intervals by the dim thud of two wooly heads coming in contact as if their owners were trying to ** telescope” each other, but their upper stories only re bounded like a eounle of rubber oar springs. After a fearful collision, Coleman regained his feet, and shouted his war song— Oh! I*B6 a Methodist bred and bon, A Methodist will I die. And I can scoop any Baptist cobs, And make of him blackbird pie. And great tufts of wool were scattered to the four winds of heaven. Scioio smilingly sacri ficed his ambrosial locks and bided his time, THB CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, APRIL 80, 1876-SIXTEEN PAGES. nerving himself meanwhile with the taunting reply—* Ob! Fee a Baptist mggah suah, A Baptist froo and froo. And not a Methodist chicken-thief, Or a low trash mg like you. Hannibal was on the point of throwing up the sponge when he espied an ax, which he grabbed and dealt Scipio a terrible blow on the skull. The density of a Senegambian’s topknot ia proverbial, but it most be admitted that the recipient of the ax-poll staggered somewhat. He bad instant revenge, however, for he heard the helve crack and splinter with the force of the concussion, and the rebound, which threw the edge of the dangerous tool back in the face of the assailant, cut a fearful gash over the lat ter’s eye. An .onlooker, fearing that the enrag ed negro might commence chopping in a vulnerable part, separated the combatants, and stood guard over them until their auger cooled. THE FLESH WAS WEAK. AyonDglady who has been somewhat of a society star, but recently a convert to the doctrines inculcated by one of our leading churches, very naively asked the shepherd of the flock of which she is a member to postpone an urgent revival meeting that she might be ar Maggie Mitchell in “ Fauchon.” Both meetings were billed for the same night, and innocent ” thought she could better enjoy herself at the latter. The result was an eloquent sermon from the learned divine on the evils of theatre-going. THE ART The Women’s Centennial Art Easel Association of Wisconsin have arrived at the acme of tbeir glory and are happy. The result of a long win ter's begging campaign; of restless day*s and sleepless nights: of wanderings in the highways and byways; of festivals, and fairs, ana weary labors, has been attained at last. The Arc Easel stands complete—a monument of what Wiscon sin women can do—in a foolish cause. In au empty store on Main street is ail that is left of SSOO currency of the realm, and $5,000 worth of misguided energy. A SSOO easel for the display of $5 worth of cheap paintings seems absurd, but it is a sad reality, and though there is many an empty stomach, many a sick and ragged child, or wretched mother. In our city, as I write, should we not be happy in the possession of our “Easel”? As a sample of Bacine cabinet-ware, the rack may be creditable enough, yet people wonder how it was possible to got so much money into such a piece of mechanism. So far ae the paintings are concerned, it mar be justly suspected that the real object has been to ex hibit the very indifferent “ daubs ” of a few (bird-class amateur artists. A sorry showing they will make in the world’s art gallery surely. Id the spirit of kindness and Christian charity, it may bo suggested that if the money squandered in such a senseless toy had beau used to decorate our city, or to erect a fountain, so much needed, in the market square whore thirsty pilgrims could drink, or had been applied in the better furnishing of a reading room for oar homeless street Arabs, how much more creditable would it have been. It may very readily bo conceded that artistic talent m Wisconsin is still in omvryo, but the paintings m question are no more representative of Badger genius than is “Skin 0 of a Bacine gentleman. The question naturally arises, What disposition will be made of tho concern after the Exposition is over? I would reapect tujy suggest, in view of the fact chat our Bapbaels and Angelos are still groping in tho chaos of dawning immortality, that the Easel and appurtenances be sold to the highest bidder, and tho proceeds devoted to the payment of missionaries who will educate our rising painters. SCRAPS. Germania Lodge No. 70, L 0.0. F., celebrated their fifty-seventh anniversary by a very enjoy able ball at Turner-Hall last Wedoesdav even ing. The music was furnished by Lawson A Hayock’s orchestra. The glory of the “Undine” baa departed with the hanging of the “Ulster,” for if the uew craft—“ The Florence”—is endowed with the characteristics of its namesake, tho turbid waters of the muddy root will foam uuder its graceful keel while scudding away from tbe “ Commodore’s” lugger. Last Monday night, tbe Rev. David Swing, of Chicago, delivered some very entertaining essays at tho Church of the Good Shepherd. Tho inter missions were pleasantly relieved with beautiful selections, in the musical line, by members of the “Orpheus Club.” Tbe Rev. Prof. Hinsdale, of Racine College, preached an eloquent sermon at Saint Luke’s Church last Sabbath, which was listened to by a largo congregation. The Chicago & Northwestern Railway, jealous of the radical improvements now being inaugu rated by tbe Western Union Railroad in this city, have concluded to build, a freight aud passenger depot on the vacant lots east of tbeir track, but tho distance from the city to their station will still be an obstacle to a successful competition with their more favored rivals in the latter r&- spoet. George Skewes, Principal of the Fourth-Ward School, has been appointed Superintendent for tbe balance of the year, vice Prof. Tnpp, re signed. In the exuberance of his joy, superin duced by his sudden leap to fame, he gave the school-ma’ams a half-holiday. Dan Gastello, as noted in The Tribune some time ago, is again on the “tented field,” and will exhibit his grand aggregation to his follow citizens on May 11. His popularity in Racine will insure him a splendid house. This evening tbe Racine-Coilege Dramatic Combination will reader tho pleasing drama, “Among the Breakers,” in their gymnasium. The cast of characters would indicate an un usually entertaining programme, and a thor ough review will appear in next Sunday’s Trib une. The Troubadours have promised to entertain our theatre-goers on the evening of May 9. Their last performance was of such a thoroughly eujoyable nature that they will undoubtedly be greeted with a full house. The owner of the mangy black-and-tan mongrel has again got into trouble. As it is impossible for either man or dog to make a call unaccompanied by the other, it migbt properly be suggested that both wear muzzles and bibs. BBVEKONB A NOS iEEtfTOKB. Elsewhere in this letter the writer has hon estly spoken the convictions of the majority of our patriotic citizens regarding the farce called the “ Art Easel.” As no injustice is in tended to any one, a hurried review of the paintings, aside from all other considerations, may not be amiss, the more so as all the sketches on exhibition are not uniformly bad, f criticised solely as works of art intended for ihe decoration of unpretentious parlors. With the qualification, however, that it is absurd to tsend any of them to the art gallery at Phila delphia as representative of Wisconsin genius, your correspondent will hurriedly review the most pretentious of the lot. The sketch of a portion of Lake Winnebago, from the brush of Waldo, is probably the most creditable. The coloring is passable, and the scene charming. It oomes as a gift from the ladies of Oshkosh. “The Entrance to College Chapel” from Ames, is a very pretty and graceful effort for an amateur, and has secured a prominent place ou the Easel. 44 Cora Husking,” by Mrs. Durand, is a very natural sketch, and clever enough, barring tho deformity in tho “ Granger’s ” left optic, no doubt occasioned by the eye being placed direct ly over his ear. “ Hoses in the Bulrushes,’* by Miss Mary Walshe, has indications of genius, though ex tremely vague as yet. The little chap looks as contented and happy in his rush-boat as if he had closed a profitable bargain in ready-made clotbiug. The voluptuous-looking maiden who finds him has an arm like a prize-fighter, and looks as unconcerned as the child. A crayon by Miss Walaho, representing a dreamy Oriental face, is one of the most pleasing selections of aoy. A Dutch landscape, with a couple of mules in the fore-ground and a jack-rabbit m the dis tance, from the brush of Miaa Scott, of Racine, speaks for itself, and, as your correspondent wishes to spare Miss 8. farther remorse, the subject is accordingly dropped. *• Easter Prayer,” with a border of water colors, is a perfect little gem. 14 An Autumn Landscape,** from a nameless artist in Spring Prairie, is simply horrible, the principal feature being a dog. architecturally de signed like a dromedary, chasing a couple of ducks that resemble turkey-buzzards. There are other paintings, or daubs rather, but aa they are monotonously horrible, farther mention is unnecessary. In conclusion, it may again be reiterated that it is the greatest kind of a burlesque sending any of them to the Centen nial, and those of our citizens who are sensitive of our artistic power devoutlv hope that light ning will strike and consume the whole outfit era they reach their destination. FEBSOX&L. Ed Welle, of Burlington, was in the city last Wednesday. The Hon, W. F. Lyon, of the Supreme Benhh, was resting from his arduous labors, aa guest of Dr, and Mrs. C. S. Duncombe, last week. D. a Wegg, Esa., member of the law firm of Dixon, Hooker, Wegg & Noyes, of Milwaukee, was m the aty plotting with the Chief Justice last Monday. Judge Harkneas left Thursday night for his new field of labor in Salt Lake, accompanied by the beat wishes of all who know him that his health may be speedily restored. E. B. Cooley, Esq., is slowly recovering from a severe attack of illness. . The Be*- Eogeoe Hall, D. D., spent last week m Chicago, and returned looking Jirown aa a hat-boatman. The Hon, J. L Case and his amiable daughter, Miss Nettie Case, left Saturday for Philadelphia, where they purpose doing the Centennial. Miss Anna Hopkins, of Evansville, is enjoying tho attractions of oar city. , Miss Edith Hugania returned to Chicago Saturdoy morning. KENOSHA. SPRING CROPS, Special Correspondent * of The Chicago Tribune. Kenosha, April 29.—Two weeks of pleasant weather have enabled the farmers of this county to do their spring sowing, and consequently they are happy. The weather, for once, has been propitious, and the farm-laborers -have worked with a will to gain the upper hands of the fickle goddess ere her smiles changed to frowns and the warm, bright days gave place to storms of wind and rain. A majority of tho fanners have tho wheat and barley safely confided to the care of Mother Earth, and can complacently enjoy & view of their less fortunate neighbors, who, a little late, perhaps, with their spring-work, sweat and toil in the field, ever and anon scanning the heavens above fearing, set expecting to see the speck “no larger than a man's hand** that carries within its vapory outline shadowy possibilities of coming storm and further hinderance iu their daily toll. The farmer is a self-satisfied being, if ths weather just suits his convenience, but, if he is the least incommoded by its freaks, his visage lengthens with remarkable rapidity, and his soul is dark with forebodings of famine and want that he feels assured will desolate the land in consequence of hia inability to sow or harvest the crops at just tba particular moment be fancies the most propitious. Tho crops hereabouts have never failed, and no fears need be entertained that a dearth of food will afilict this favored region, for the outlook for the com ing season is full of promise for a fair yield of all the cereals. AN ELEGANT PARTT was given by Mr. and Mrs. Ebrard Bain at their residence on Kenosha street, Tuesday evening, which was largely attended bv the elite of this city. The evening was fine, and at 9 o’clock the geests began to fill the spacions parlors of Mr. Bain’s palatial residence, where they were re ceived by the genial host and hostess, assisted bv tbeir accomplished daughters, the Mieses Frank and Carrie Bain, in a most charming man ner. Young and old and middle-aged graced the occasion with their presence, and while some in dulged in a quiet game of whist, and others amused themselves looking over the large col lection of pictures Miss Frank brought home with her from the old country, souvenirs of her European tour, the lovers of the dance beguiled the fleeting boors of night whirling in the be witching mazes of the waltz or walked with statelv step through the changes of the “ square ” dances. A temporary dancing-hall had been erected for the bettor accommodation of the dancers immediately adjoining the con servatory on the south side of the house, the windows of which had been removed, thus affording a fine balcony overlooking the dancers below, which was filled with inter ested spectators daring the whole evening. Hand’s orchestra, of Chicago, discoursed the music and won golden encozninms from the fol lowers of Terpsichore in this city, this party | affording the citizens of this place tbeir first op- I portanity of hearing this celebrated band of musicians. Their beautiful music was tborongh ily enjoyed by all present. Kinsley, the justly celebrated caterer of Chicago, famished the re freshments for the occasion, superintending the some in person. The table was laid in the large dining-hall, and fairly groaned under its weight of fancy and substantial edibles. Flowers with (heir fragrant odors lent tbeir charm to beauti fy and ornament the elegant rooms, and re ceived tbeir share of admiration among the many beautiful objects spread out for the delecta tion of the guests. The costumes of the ladies were uniformly elegant, and a lew of the more noticeable are hero jotted down for the perusal of those who, per force of circumstances, did not attend this most enjoyable party. Mrs. Bain, the charming hostess, was attired in seal nrown silk, plain and rich; Mias Frank Bain was elegant in block silk, with overdress of jet pas sementerie, and gold ornaments; Miss Carrie Bain wore block silk with white overdress ; Miss Keblor displayed a very rich costume of seal brown and gaslight-green brocaded with silk; Mrs. Col. Howe wore an elegant pearl-colored mis, richly trimmed with same; Mrs. Z. G. Sim mons’ dress was black satin-finished silk, trim mings of tbread-laco; Mrs. Julia Dorkee dis played an elegant toilet of block silk, brocaded with velvet palm-leaves, point-lace, and dia monds; Mrs. H, Kimball wore handsomo black silk profusely trimmed with pxifk and flowers of the same hue; Mrs. H. Durkoo wore black silk, with trimmings of point-lace j Mrs.OctaviaNewell looked elegant in black silk exquisitely trimmed with pale blue ; Mrs. O. G. King’s dress was of seal-brown silk, with tiny bouquets of natural flowers; Miss Graco Howo displayed a most dis tingue toilet of seal-brown silk and velvet a shade darker combined: Mrs. George Marr wore white eilk with white tulle overdress, flower ornaments ; Mrs. U. J. Lewis wore an ecru silk trimmed with knots of pale blue ribbon and clusters of rosebuds: Mrs. F. Bobinson’s dress was a combination of black velvet and black silk, very rick and handsome; Mim Minnie Boon looked lovely in white tarlatan with bine silk waist-garnitoro, flowers; Miss 80110 Price wore white Paris mnslin richly trimmed with black velvet; Miss Minnie Martin was attired in white tarlatan, beautifully trimmed with white gros grain ribbon and white flowers; Miss Lillie Bunals wore black eilk taste fully trimmed with white tulle and flow ers ; Miss Hattie Brando displayed a stylish costume of white tarlatan and black lace; Miss Carrie Stryker wore white muslin with trimmings of white; Miss Ida Stryker was lovely in crimson silk white overdress and flower ornaments; Ida Bobinaon wore black silk with black velvet sleveless jacket; Mim Lizzie Pettit wore white tarlatan, with lavender silk waist and garniture of flowers. These are only a few of the many elegant toilets noticed by your correspondent, bat want of space forbids mention of others equally as rich and elegant. Beside those mentioned were present Mr. and Mrs. Brocket, Dr. Everhart, Mrs. Kimball, Dr. and Mis. Hazleton, Mr. and Mrs. Brando, Dr. and Mrs. Starkweather. Mr. and Mrs. Carry, Mr. and Mrs. Dorkee, Mrs. Peters, of Chicago, Mr. ’and Mrs. Yule, Mr. and Mrs. Hollister, Dr. Pennoyer, Mr. and Mrs. Runala, Mr. and Mrs. Doan, Mr. and Mrs. L. Bain, Dr. Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. F. Sloason, Mr. and Mrs. F. Lyman, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Wnoeler, Mrs. Farr, Mr. McKind ly; the Misses Clark, Vermilye, Merrill, Overacre, Kinney, Sannders, Newell, Tony, Jilsun; Messrs. Thiers. Snyder, Pierce, Bliss, Brown, Everhart, Overacre, Simmons, Howe, Bunals, Pettit, Levis, Marr. Many strangers were also present from Chicago. The party in every re spect was one of the moat elegant ever given in this city. st. qeoroe’s day was celebrated last Sunday in this city with.all the pomp apd ceremony characteristic of the Boman Catholic Church, by the German Catho lics of this place, whose beautiful new chorch is named for this patron saint. Tne church itself was handsomely decorated for the occasion, and special services were held morning and evening iu honor of the day. High mass was celebrated at 7 o'clock m the morning and at 10 o’clock, at which latter service Father Bierkaiser preached a most eloquent sermon. In the evening the services were peculiarly beautiful, thirty-seven little girls dressed m white with lighted candles in their hands taking part in the same. They passed down the broad centre-aisle of the church two by two, four little misses bearing baskets of dowers, from which they scattered their doral offerings daring their march through the church; next to these little white-robed maidens came a student bearing a large cross, upon which was the figure of the Savior; then followed twenty-four young lads in black suits with scarlet sashes; next m order was the Blessed Sacrament, borne aloft by Father Bierkaiser, on either side of whom was a priest; tnen followed the altar boys dressed in scarlet and white, thirteen in num ber, two of whom rang bells daring the time the procession was traversing the aisles of the church. The services were very impressive, tho music fine, and the scene an unusually beautiful one. The church, which is said to be the largest in the State, was crowded to its utmost capacity, standing room even being at a premium. PERSONAL MENTION. Prof. Campbell, the successor of Mme. Cecil at Kemper Hall, makes his home nt the Water- Cure, The Methodist people of this city will have the pleasure of listening to the Eev. B. E. Mcßride, of Pleasant Prairie, Sunday morning and evening. Mr. Frank Slosson returned home from an extended business trip Tuesday night. Miss Carrie Bain will soon leave this burg for a lengthy visit to the East. Mr. John Pettit returned home Wednesday from a two-weeks’ trip on the road. Dr. Gridley has been confined to the boose with severe illness, bat is better, and hopes are entertained of his recovery. Mr. S. Reynolds is taking a breathing spell at hia home in this city from bis active duties on the road. The Goodrich Line of steamers bow stop at this port every night going tenth. The City Council at its last gnagHnj appropri- ated SSOO for the proper observance of the com ing Fourth of July. Mr. T. Jacobs, a student at St. Francis Col lege, Milwaukee, visited hia old homo in this city last week. ILLINOIS. HYDE PARK. WHAT THB BOARD WILL DO. There fa mneh cariosity to know the prob&blo action of the new Board of Trustees relative to the salaried officials of the village. A com mittee was appointed last Tuesday to investi gate the whole question of work, salaries, etc., and it is probable that they will rennrp their conclusions at the meeting next Tuesday. The abolition of the office of Attorney may be some what inconvenient temporarily, in view of the fact that there are a number of suits pending against the village which will require con siderable attention. Friday a summons was served on the Clerk in (be suit of John A. Dix vs. The Village of Hyde Park and others to foreclose a mortgage on the property partly occupied by the Hyde Park Water-Works. An answer must bo filed to-morrow, and President Beasley will be obliged to retain a special counsel for the Village. Unless there be an appointment made soon of a Village Attor ney. II will be found that tho practice of paying spe cial retainers will be rather expensive. Indeed, it is not improbable that of the four offices abolished at the last meeting, one, the Attorneyship, will be revived as It wa«; two, the offices of Engineer and Superin tendent of Public Works, will be consolidated; and the fourth, the Captaincy of Police, will be allowed to rest in the grave where it has already been laid. • It need hardly bo added that tho salaries of nearly all officials will be materially reduced. MISCELLANEOUS. There are three weddings said to be approaching,— one in Kenwood, and two in Hyde Park,—of which two will probably taka place during May. Hyde Park has not had a really interesting wedding for a long time, but these three will undoubtedly make amends. It is not understood as yet what days have been fixed upon for the happy events, but society will have a grand treat when they occur. The Board of Education of the First District hold a regular meeting last Friday evening, at which the new President, H. N. Hibbard, appointed the Committees for the ensuing year; following are the names of the Chairmen: Buildings and Grounds, J. B. Calhoun; Text-Books and Course of Instruction, J. I. Bennett; Buies and Eegulations. J. B. Flood: Janitors and Sap plies, P. Cndmore; Furniture and Apparatus, M. J. Bussell; Examination of Teachers, J. B. Flood; High School, J. I. Bennett, A resolution was adopted to the effect that when any teacher is sick, the substitute who takes her work aV.itii be paid one-half the salary, and the teacher shall receive the other half. A resolution was also adopted for the removal of the grammar-school from the old seminary building, which has been renovated and repaired for permanent occupancy as a school building under a two years* le'se. The work of removal took place yesterday, and school will open in the new location to-morrow. A lecture on crayon-sketching and caricaturing in Imitation of Begamey was given yesterday even ing in the parlors of Norman 0. Perkins by W. M. B. French, a landscape architect of considerable reputa tion in Chicago as a lightning sketcher. The lecture was attended by many of the personal friends of Mr. and Mrs. Perkins, and the evening was a very enjoya ble one to those present. The rapid completion of the new wing and other im provements to the hotel will bo looked forward to with groat pleasure by those who remember the delightful hops and concerts there daring previous summers. Not only are the buildings to be largely improved, but numbers of new trees have been set ont in the park, the grounds more attractive than ever. From tho cupola in the centre of the main building there is one of the finest views to be found anywhere around Chicago. There have been a large number of new dwellings put up in the village within a radius of throe or four blocks from the station, and these are being taken so rapidly aa to show an unusual demand for suburban residences. • The improvements in the lower South Park have twwTi progressing rapidly also, and the entrance will be quite imposing, it has been proposed to run a low stone coping for about 200 feet on each side of the main entrance, which will be 100 foot wide. Tho view of the fine bridge between the Twin Lakes will not then be cat off. as would be the case if tho fence were continued np to the entrance. It h*** also been suggested by one of the Park Com missioners that a massive lion on each side of the en trance wonld give a much better appearance than any form of gate-post that could be adopted. The same gentleman, with on eye to artistic and picturesque effect, proposes placing one or two life-size statues of deer in the foreground shrubbery, so as to give an air of life to the park when viewed from the railroad in passing. It is probable that this park will be even more popular thin year than the northern portion at Fifty-first street. DESPLAINES. ansczLLASEoua news. The burning of Mr. J. C. Coon’a flax mill, and five large stocks of flax, last Saturday, which was telegraphed to The Tjhbdne, was one of the most extensive conflagrations whichhave ever occurred in this part of thecountrv. The mill was running at the time, and such was the in flammable character of the material, and so sudden was the ignition, that the workmen barely escaped unharmed from the burning building. The wind waa blowing bard from the northwest at the time, and carried the burning flax and shingles over the dwelling-house and barns, and it was only by the greatest struggle of the neighbors, who had hastily gathered, that they were saved. The bravery of Mr. Emit Feet deserves special mention. The barn was between the burning mill and the residence, and, having caught flro, Mr. Feet, at the risk of his life, mounted the roof, and alone battled man fully with the kindling flames, and succeeded in extinguishing them, thus being instrumental in saving much valuable property. Mr. Coon’s loss is over $5,000. He had no insurance. Two pleasant parties wore arranged for Tues day evening. One waa to be a Leap-Year sur prise party, tne young friends of Miss Georgia Wicker having prepared to visit her that evening in a body at the resilience of Mrs. Band. The other was a “ social party,” Mrs. Thomas having invited a select few of the young people the some evening. As the sequal proved, the two interfered with the other sadly, the result being that neither came off exactly as an nounced. Mrs. Thomas, hearing of the surprise, con siderately postponed her social party. Those intent on surprising Miss Georgia, found, on arrival at her residence, that she had left for the “ social ” at Mrs. Thomas*. The young folks, not to be deprived of an entertainment, Anally Joined their forces, adjourned to tbo hail, and in the pleasures of the dance, passed several delightful hours. 41 George'* furnished the music, and seemed inspired for the oc casion. The refreshments prepared for the surprise were served at 11 o'clock, and the company separated with the consciousness that the party had been none the less enjoyable that it bad been impromptu. Two temperance lectures were delivered, the one Wednesday and the other Friday evening, by Mr. Mo Gonwcll. The former waa delivered in the Congrega tional Church to a small attendance. At the close of the lecture, which was an earnest and able effort in the cause, an effort was made to organize a Good Templars’ Lodge, which met with no success. The latter was delivered in the M. B. Church to a full house. The Dcsplaines Band waa in attendance, and favored the audience during the evening with some fine music. Mr. B. W. Bathborne and family on the 25th Inat occupied their beautiful country home for the sum mer. Mr, W. Gross and family moved out to bis farm on the 27th inst., and will also remain daring the summer. TRUSTEES* MEETING. A meeting of the new Board of Trustees was held Tuesday evening. Mr. C. E. Bennett, the new Cleric, presented his bond, which was approved. The Presi dent appointed the following Committees: Finance, Hoffman and drupe; Judiciary and Assessments, Moldenhauer and Wicke; Police, Sanitary, Licenses, Fire and Water—Hoffman and Wicke; Streets, Drain age, and Sidewalks—Poyor and Moldenhauer; Public Grounds, Buildings, and Town Plata—Grupe and Poyer. On motion J H. Sabin was elected Treasurer. Tho matter relating to Pound Master was referred to the Sanitary and License Committee. On motion, the office of Street Commissioner was abolished. The subject of opening EUiawood street being dis cussed, on motion it was referred for investigation to the Committees on Judiciary and Streets. EVANSTON. - THE NEW BOARD 07 TRUSTEES will moot Tuesday evening and complete the ap pointments to be made. It is probable that the Clerk’s salary will be fixed at tho same amount as last year, and that in accordance with the sug gestion of Toe Tbibunb, the office of Street Commissioner, for which there are several can didates, will be consolidated with that of Tillage Engineer and Superintendent of Water-Works. Therepnlarmonthly meeting of the Athena am was held at the Woman’s College Thursday evening, and well attended. Hr. W. S. Matthew read a carefully-prepared, thoughtful, and well-written paper upon the character of Macbeth, which was also the subject of the subsequent general discussion. Vocal and instrumental music was furnished by Hisses Prindle, Pomeroy, and Hurd, and Hra. E, B. Shrader. Susan B. Anthony lectured at the Baptist Church last evening, on “What Woman Wants Is Bread, not the Ballot. 1 ’ The public is still in suspense aa to the result of the tedious Hurd-Brown church trial. The Committee declines to divulge the nature of Its decision, which -will not bo made public until the return of Dr. Wentworth from Baltimore. At that time, be will probably call a general meeting of the Church, to which the verdict will be submitted, and before which the ease will corns for disposal. If, aa la expected, the accused Is found guilty. The semi-annual election of officers of the Eclectic Society will take place at the residence of Hr. B. 8. King to-morrow evening. The Sophomore Nine of Chicago University visited Evanston Friday and defeated the Northwestern Uni versity Freshmen by 20 to 19. The University nine has received a challenge from Lake Forest University, and expects to soon commence the series of games with Bacina and Chicago for the college championship. Games hare also been ar- ranged with the Franklins, the Fairbanks, and other nines, for the sake of the practice. The Trivod for April has appeared. Ai usual, Its appearance and contents equal those of any college journal. OTHER SUBURBS. PARE BIDOB. Several changes of residence are noted the past Week. Mr. Orr ha* purchased the resi dence of Mr. Wood, on Prospect avenue, and haq taken poaseaaion with hi* family. Mr. Wood has rented the house of Sirs. Durno, on Grant place, and now occupies it. Mr. Newport hae disposed of his neat cottage, and purchased in the city, where he intends to reside in future. The family left for Chicago Friday. Mr. New port has resided hero for a long time, and ho will be much missed, especially in the Church, of which he.was an active and leading member. The hotel bos a landlord at last—Mr. Lock wood, formerly of this place, but of late years residing mJChicago. This will be welcome news— not only to the citizens, but also to strangers, who would gladly sojourn temporarily if a stop- E tog-place were provided. The building is now eiog renovated and furnished, and will soon be ready for boarders. The increase ia the circulation of the Sunday papers during the past year is worthy of notice. On the line of this road between the city limits and Lesplaines, the circulation of The Tribune has increased over 40 per cent, as stated by the carrier, and the number of that paper distributed ia far in excess of that of any other paper. At this point the proportion averages about seven Tribunes to one Times. 3lr. W, H. Wells, of Chicago, spent a portion of last Sabbath with friends here. Mr. H. Knott and Mr. C. O. Adsit, of Chicago, were the guests of friends last Sunday and Monday. Miss Hattie Barnes, of Grand Rjpida, Mich., has been visiting during the week a classmate in years gone by at Evanston University, now a resident here. Alisa Powers, of Chicago, spent the Sabbath here with friends. To the Editor of The Chicago Tntnme : Park Ridge, April 39.—An article appeared in The Tribune of last Sunday, over the signatures of the Board of Directors of the Park Ridge School, in which it was stated that I had made application to the Board for the situation of Principal for the spring term. As that statement is false, and as it has placed me in an unfavorable and erroneous light before certain parties to whom I bad already said I made no application, I ask of you the privilege to insert in The Tribune my denial of the statement. Knowing that this matter possesses no general Interest to the readers of The Tribune, I content myself with a simple denial, de siring: it to be understood at the same time that I am willing and able to air and explain certain move ments of the Board which would partially at least ac count for their card of last Sunday and the extraordi nary statements therein. Bespectfailr, W. U. Knox. The Entre Nona Club bad a very entertaining meet ing at the residence of Mrs, Calvin Durand. A new number of the Chanticleer, with learned articles on grave subjects, poetry, and racy personals, was read amid much applause, by Prof. Butler. Charades, sup per, and dancing followed. The future meetings of this Club, now that short evenings are upon us, will be bold upon call of the President. It is in contempla tion to have a number of picnic excursions during the summer 1 under the auspices of the Entre Nous. It is reported on high authority that bliss Mudgett, of the Seminary, is to be married during the coining week to Sir. Thompson, of Peoria, the ceremony to be performed in the presence of the young ladies of Fer ry Hall, There are various soda! tnovemente projected which will be referred to hereafter if consummated. Mean while the citizens of Lake Forest are having the high est enjoyment in beautiful weather and more beauti ful scenery. The “ White Place ” has not yet been sold to Mr. Thompson, of Chicago, and the latest report is that it will not be. The people of Lake Forest would look upon the transfer of that property (if it involved the departure of the Whites) with regret. Public improvements are going forward with energy. The historical lecture that was to have been deliv ered at the Academy Thursday has been postponed one week. OAK FAKE. The one event of special interest daring (he past week was the musical and literary entertainment given at Temperance Hall Friday evening. It was given tin der the auspices of the Oak Park Dramatic Club, and consisted of readings by Prof. A. P, Burbank, inter spersed with music by the Blauey Quartette. * Attention was called last week to the assault and robbery of Mr. Christian Miller. This time the affair is a more serious one, since it robe him of his heart and makes him a captive for life. Miss Anna Mans was the fortunate captor, and Wednesday evening last the time of the marriage. A pleasant hour was a pent by the members and friends of Unity Church at * Mr. Hoard’s Thursday evening. Another fine brick building is being erected on Lake street. As soon as completed it will be occupied by Mr. Brown, the stationer. A sample copy of the Cicero Sun was sent to every voter in the town of Cicero last week. The Musical Social meets Tuesday night at Mr. Howe’s. Mr. J. Hurlburt has returned from his trip in the South, greatly improved in health. G. F. Foster and wife will leave the Park this week to take up their abode in Englewood. Mr. Cose has removed bis fam ily to Elgin, where he has entered into business con tracts. PERSONAL. PERSONAL- A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL GEN tlomtn of an irreproachablo character and with a good education, wishes to form acquaintance, in view of matrimony, with a respectable young lady or widow who possesses good character, education, and, for certain moral reasons, somo wealth. 1 am a native of Europe, and intend to visit that beautiful continent this summer. A journey there will be of great importance and plea*- ore. as 1 am acquainted all over, from the rocky shores of Baltic to the romantic Mediterranean Sea. Reliable references given and required. Give sore and plain P. O. address. Do not expect answer until about a week after date ofjronr letter. lam honest and mean business. Address “HONESTY,” care of Tribune office, Chica go, HI. PERSONAL-WANT TO CORRESPOND WITH some worldng girl with view to matrimony. Address Z 63, Tribune office. PERSONAL-WILL THE LADIES OR THE GEN tloman that redo in the Hoisted-st. car going north Wednesday evening, the 19tb inst., at 10 p. m., pleaso send me their address, as I wish to ask a question. I got ont at Maxwell-st. and was in a bad state. They will very much oblige T. 0., 46 Brown-st. PERSONAL— MBS. A. DEACON WILL LEARN something to her advantage by calling at Kahn’s Hotel, Monday, May L between 7 and 9 a. m.. in parlor. PERSONAL-WILL MISS KATE OR ELIZA RlCH mond. formerly of Lee. N. Y., communicate with a friend. Address O, Z 22. Tribune office. PERSONAL-WANTED. THE ACQUAINTANCE of a good-looking, respectable young lady, age from 18 to 25, by a young man in the mercantile business in the country. Object, matrimony. None bat those who mean business need answer. Photographs exchanged; strictly confidential. Address, with real name, W, A. O. DEX TER, Grand Rapids, Mich. pERSONAL—TOLEDO, THURSDAY, 3 O’CLOCK. PERSONAL— PARTIES RECEIVING THE RE ward from Miss French Emma, 123 Fonrth-av., will call again they will hear of something to thetradvantage. PERSONAL FRANK THOMSON, AT TOLEDO Tuesday afternoon: letter in Foet-Office for yon. ADVISER. PERSONAL-A YOUNG GENTLEMAN OF MEANS desires the acquaintance of an attractive young lady. Object: Attend amusements; perhaps matrimony. Ad dress A J, Tribune office. PERSONAL— THE ACQUAINTANCE OF A WIDOW lady is wished for by a gentleman who can famish references, etc. Address SINCERITY, Tribune office. PERSONAL-A GENTLEMAN WHO CAN FURNISH JT the best of references desires the acquaintance of an In telligent young lady. All communications, if desired, strictly confidential. Address LOTH AIK, care of Trib une office. PERSONAL- AN ACCOMPLISHED YOUNG WID OW doe ires the acquaintance of an elderly gentleman of means. Address W 43, Tribune office# PERSONAL-A GENTLEMAN RECENTLY PROM the East would like the acquaintance of a young lady or widow. Address EAST. Tribune office. HOUSEHOLD GOODS. All look i look i at oue $43 marble-top Chamber Salts before baying; oar $33 Chamber Saits; oar $76 Marble-top Chamber Salta surpass all: oar S4O, S3O. $65, and $?5 Parlor Saits are on equaled. Marblo-Top Tables. $7. $3, $9. $lO, sl4. Hat,. Mat tress, best tick, sl4. french All-Wool Terry Lounges, 812 to sls. New spring styles of Ingrain, Two-Ply, Three- Ply. Tapestry, and Braasels Carpets, 40c, 50c, 75c. sl, SL2S per yard; superior quality, lowest prices. Cook . Stores and Ranges, warranted first-class, sl4. sl6. 3JO, $24, $23, $33. lloadquartors for all goods hi the houao fnmisfaing line, namely: Furniture, carpets, stoves, crockery, shades, curtains, cornices, bedding, etc., on installments, or for cash, at price* lower than the lowest. Examine oar stock; it will pay yon. Easy terms and square dealing. Houses furnished throngbont. The celebrated Empire Parlor Bedstead, in seven styles and new designs for 1376. saves room, saves rent, saves money. The Empress lounge,—an adjustable lounge, combining ease, comfort, luxury,—either right or left, and the climax as an invalid’s rest. See It, and yon will buy no otber. Send for Illustrated catalogue. EMPIRE PAR LOR BEDSTEAD COMPANY, West Madiaon-st. At auotion-by order administratrix Job Measly, four young working and one boggy hone, wagon, and baggy, at usual Tuesday's sale, FURRY’S horse-market. Twelfth, near Halstcd. A CHAMBER SET AND HOUSEHOLD FURNI turo wanted In exchange for lots or farming MANN A OONGDON, Room U, IC9 Dearborn-si; A CASH CUSTOMER FOR ANY AMOUNT OF second-hand furniture, carpets, eto.; appraisals free. Call or address S. P. BAMBERGER, 633 Lake-sU A BARGAIN ,IN THE CONTENTS OF A TWO story and basement boose, comprising Rngtuh body Brussels carpets, marble, top chamber sots, parlor sets, etc.; house to rent; S4O per month: brick octagon front, situated on a Sonin Side avenue. Apply to S. P. BAMBERGER, 639 Lake-st- ■ McQBB PORTABLE RANGE WITH RT.BVATBn oven for 50 cents on the dollar at 639 Lake-st. A FINE FINISHED DRESSING CASE SET. t pieces, marble top, at $75. worth $36. at F. OOuS WELL'3, 378 West Madlson-st? wwo- A HANDSOME PARLOR SUIT. $33. Bedroom set, $23. Carpet lounge, $8.50. 86. Bureau, bedstead, eto., very cheap at ISO South Halsted-st. A MARBLE-TOP CHAMBER SET. 8 PIECES, onljili.uF. COGSWELL’S, MB West MndUon-rt. Bargains for cash only—in mattresses, spring beds, bedsteads, cots, lounges, bolsters, pil lows, pillow-cases, shoots, comforts (my own make, only equal to your own make, and just as cheap); brackets and wait-pockets, clock and book shelves, toilet-eases, rustic frames (something new), feather and wool doctors (new); patent ternb-brnsb and mop combined: old mattresses and feathers renovated at 'WHIPPLE’S manufactory, £7 Stato-at. ;hold A change to BUY r ' ,l —* NEW PARLOR AND CHAMBER FURNTTitd. BELOW COST OP MANUFACTURE ,iXC *» B. T. MARTIN, 151 STATE-ST. Recent purchases for uih enable us to offer barest. i. furniture never before offered la this city prices of some of oar sails. “ c * a ua 100 NEW AND ELEGANT PARLOR SfTTTn 100 NEW AND ELEGANT PARLOR SUIT^ 100 NEW AND ELEGANT PARLOR SUM Walnut and green terry parlor suit, 7 pieces Walnut and green tarry parlor salt, 7 oioces *3 Now brown tony parlor sail with puffing...,** 5 Handsome new walnut and terry parlor rolt’Yrjwtll** if Handsome new wmlnnt and terry salt, 7 DieceaTnur.'H •* potfing, new strle Walnut and bair-cloth parlor suit, 7 pieces 2 Handsome maroon terry parlor salt with blaenaffiVi* ** 7 pieces, medallion tQ>le w Superior walnut parlor salt. 7 pieces, maroon sitin”* *5 Handsome salt, covered with crimson terry, 7 dlscm* k Walnut and crimson-plash parlor suits, doable null T * da lion sofas, 3 arm chain and 4 window chairs. » * Haudsomo Turkish parlor sale, terry and plusb'uaff’ ** lugs, 7 pieces "Marie Antoinette ” parlor suit, carved heads car' ** erod with brown terry, plash puffing Elegant plash salt, seats and backs puffed.. .5 Magnificent walnut and silk brocade parlor*sniL”ii m pieces, medallion pattern, very fine In Quail tv anri style, worth S4OO. price SJ ELEGANT CHAllitiU SUIVS Walnut chamber suit of 3 pioces K Handsome walnut dressing-case suit, 3 pieces” « Superior walnut sulL comprising dressing-ease with 09 marble tops and mirror, bedstead withFreneh wal. nut panels, and marblo-top wasbstand, 3 pieces. k Largs and handsome walnut suit with fine marbles*”* S Elegant set of 3 pieces, comprising dre*alng-eue with * fine marbles, and French plate mirror. Urn and handsome bedstead and wasbstand. marble-ton * i«. Very fine Quality suit, 3 pieces . SJ Also a few so a rate dreasing-caset, bedsteads, and w».vJ stands at low prices. Also several handsome sideboards, bock-cases, m chairs, marblo-top tables, etc., cheap. “** * B. T. MARTIN, 154 STaTE-ST. R. T. MARTIN, 154 STATE-ST. Between Madison and Monroe Carpets ! carpets jicarpets ill carpets? Carpets!! Carpets! ll—The finest selection oi can. pets In the city. Now spring styles are now arriving and we will sell at lees prices than any house la the dtr Great care will be taken to show our customers goods, end we will warrant our carpets to be the venr best In themaS. kot. Call before pore basing. W. A. LOWELL ACO 736 West Madlson-at. *• CROCKERY! CROCKERY! I OROCKKRY'MZ The best class of crockenr and glaiswsrs on «ut monthly payments. W. A. LOWELL A CO., 738 wS Madison-st. “* CASH PAID FOR SECOND-HAND FURNITURE in large or small lots. Furniture of private residence* purchased. 177 East Madison-st.. Room L J. L. bpp™ A CO. CASTERS— WE HAVE ON HAND 1,000 HEAVY silver-plate casters, sbottle, revolving, worm 33 Jd which we will close out at $1 each. SC State-it. Easy payments and prices ~~ TO SUIT THE TIMES, THE WILSON ADJUSTABLE CHAIR COMPANY SeU on time all kinds of 1 a*..*. Forty-poundhairmattreaaoa, best ticking, for er goods proportionately low. Quality of all goods guna> toed as represented, and only one price. Before parchia log elsewhere, call and see oar goods and price* at oar newly-enlarged salesrooms. m AND 413 STATE-ST. For sale-ob to rent—a two ysaes* lease, with fixtures and furniture complete, of tbs most commodious French flat in Chicago. Second floor of Noa. 386 and 288 Wabash-av. Three blocks fma Palmer House and Grand Pacific Hotel, south and vast exposure, view of the Lake. 9 rooms; ten ouUidswia. dows; constructed and newly famished last year for tba owner’s own use. Has just been thoroughly renonted and is In perfect order (or immediate occnpancrj. Hsa all modem conveniences, including hot and cold water throughout, hatha, laundry, and drying room. Is taste, fully rumisbed, and has every article and appliance for the most comfortable housekeeping. Will oa sold far half cost. If not sold by May 3, will be rented foznisbad. Apply at the premises. XitURNITUBK! FURNITURE!—if you WANT to J} get bargains in furniture call at CLICK BOURKE’S, 93 West Madiaou-sU, where you can gal' marble-top dressing-case sets from $65 upwards; black walnut sets $25 and upwards; parlor-suitss33 andmv wants; marblo-top tables $8 and upwards; carpets. cloths, lounges, extension-tables, stoves, and crockery equally low for cash or on easy payments. UUCK BOURSE. 93 West Madisoo-st. Furniture, mattresses, spring-beds. Pit lows, chamber suites, parlor suits, bedsteads. bt> roans, tables, wardrobes, bookcases, easy chain, rock ers, etc., sold on easy monthly payments or for cash at lowest prices. Our goods aro well finished aad warrant-, ed. Our terms are most liberal; our dealings always fair. Examine oar goods and prices and save money. nar.TiOUN. CHENEY A 00», <33 West Madison-st. For sale-so yards elegant bhuseia carpet, $125; gas-fixtures complete, for ten-rooa house, SSO; and a Martin guitar inlaid with pearl, ala* case for same, S3O. Address T 41, Tribune office. FOR SALE— cheap—POLISHED OAK EXTKS - ten chairs of same, bureau and waahxtosd. Address Q 31, Tribune office. FOB SALE—FTTRNITURE ’OF HOUSE 50. XI Mtchigan-av.; great sacrifice on account of removal, Apply Monday and Tuesday. For sale-some choice furniture and carpets. Inquire on the premises, 185 Kllis-at, Tuesday or Wednesday. Fob sale-cook stove, nearly nbwi cheap. Address O 40. Tribune office. FOR SALE-43 HIGH BEDSTEADS, INLAID, costs 10 to 335, for 35 to 814 and sl6; easy chains cost $5 to S3O for 32 to $6, the entire furniture of 1* rocmi. AU must-ha-sold by Monday. 149 East Madisoa-ct, Room 20. • I WISH TO PURCHASE THE ENTIRE CONTENTS of a fine residence for cash; gooda most be deairabl*. Address R. MORRISON. 468 Park av. . . I WILL PAY THE HIGHEST CASH PRICE FOB carpets and household goods. Address No. S 3 Wssl Lake-st. IP YOU WANT TO STORE YOUR STOVES, GO TO W. O. MBTZNER, 127 West Randolph-st. IWIIiL PAY CASH TO ANY AMOUNT FOB household goods. Address HJ, 728 West Laks-st. I WANT TO BUY A PARLOR CARPET AND furniture; good quality. Addres* 0 75, Triton* office. JAMES HANNEGAN, 238 STATE-BT.. TAKES much plea sore In announcing to the public of haring made a great redaction in his rent and other expenses, fr.nMing him to sell his goods at greatly reduced rates— his well-assorted stock of furniture, carpet*, oil cloths, and a great variety of household goods. Parties wanting anything in bis line the coming se. son will find it to thin advantage to favor him with their attention. Payment takea in convenient installments, at cash prices. 91 State-st. ON EASY MONTHLY OR WEEKLY PAYMENTS- Furnitnre! Furniture! I Furniture!! 1 Carpets! Carpets!! Carpets!! I Stoves! Stoves!! Stovesltl Crockery! Crockery!! Crockery!!! We now have tha finest stock of goods in Chicago. Four floors of story and basement stone front building are filled with choice goods, which we will sell at prices lower than ws* ever known before in Chicago. Wo have fine wood sad marble-top tables for $2, 03. 34. $6, $7.50. $9.50, *UL sad upward; good chamber sets at $25 and npward; good par lor sets at 340, 345, 350, S6O. $75, S9O, and npward; good carpet* at 50c, 60c. 75c. 85c. 90c, sl. and npward: good hair mattresses with best tick for sls; good stoves ssd ranges at sl6 to S9O; good lounges at 312. Now is tbs timw to commence housekeeping while prices are low ssd rents are cheap, and remember wo are the only house la Chicago who can furnish a bouse complete with first-clan goods, and that wo can and will Sell good goods at Isn prices than any other boose in Chicago, ns we own cm building and pay no rent, and have very light expenses. Having all classes of goods under our roof, we can afford to soil cheaper than those who keep just ono line of goods. Goods can be purchased at this time to be delivered ataaj time during toe spring. It will pay all to call and eumjaS before purchasing elsewhere. W. A. LOWELL A CO., 756 West Madison-st. ON EASY TERMS FURNITURE, CARPETS, stoves, and crockery at cash price* and on terms t* suit the purchaser. We carry the largest, most reliably best finished, and best selected stock of furniture on the West Side. Our goods are largely of our own mspnfiw* tore. We can, therefore, give oar easterners a closer figure on better goods than other establishments. W* have s large ana carefully selected line of the newest Kt torus of ingrain and Brussels carpets and oil cloths, ngbt since the recent decline, that we offer on thus *> the lowest cash prices. In oar stock of ranges and cook ing stoves, we have some of the best and most favorably* known that are in the market. It pays to get our mice* and to examine oar goods before baying elsewhere JOHN M. SMYTH, 134 West Madisoifet. ON partial payments—ingrain and beds* eels carpets from 55 cent* a yard and upward, ca weokly or monthly payments. W* are making »we* prices than ever before, and giving more favorable tenet JOHN M. SMYTH. IM West Madison-st, _ ON INSTALLMENTS FINELY-FINISHED AJD handsome marble and walnut tep chamber ss»A parlor suit*, and lounges that are stylish and well nsMi on easy weekly or monthly payments at cash prices. Gow goods and square dealing guaranteed. JOHN M. 3 MYTH. 134 West _ PARLOR SET OP 65PIECES IN HAIRCLOTH Al tha lowpriooot 338. at E. COGSWELL'S. Ml Tad Madison-st. PARTIES BREAKING UP HOUSEKEEPING, 0» about to move, and having more household carpets, etc., than they are in need of, will do well t* send them to Hodges A Co.’*, Auction-Boom*^KJJsSf West Lake st. Large advances made on goods. HOIXmE* A CO., Auctioneer*, No 663 West T.*fcw-«t. PARTIES WHO ARB UNFORTUNATE KNpDM to bare a chattel mortgage on their boasebtid G”? should go at once and see Hodges A Co., Wo. 60 Lake-st.. bare toot mortgage paid, and not allow it to D« foreclosed and placed in the buds of an officer sea slanghterod, and then still be in debt by the enor®** expenses of custodian fees, besides forty other cMflg by men who do not know the ralne of bouseboM (MO* and care less. Call on or address WM. F. HODGES • CO., Auctioneers, Wo. 663 West Lake-st. - “REPAIRS FOR STOVES MADE IN UKJJgD Sx States and Canada at,Wja METZNER’S, I» W Randolpfa-st. • STOVESI STOVES! ! STOVES! I !-WE E4V» O the largest and best assortment of stoves west of York, which we can sell at very low prices and on ew month], pajrmontA W. A. l/)WELL A CO- 08 Wort Madlson-st HE UNION FURNITURE COMPANY SELL uJ weekly and monthly payments black walnut chsaug; setssl2.6o. $23,525. $35. $45; marble-top sets from** upwards. Onrdressing-case sets are eleg»ntlyfini»h««- Farlpr-emta for S4O. SSO, S6O. 875, SBS: one OhaniJM* bed-lounge (double head) in brown terry SU; centre* tables from $3 to $lB. We sella tingle article on tioei| cheerfully as a dozen. Much of onr stock Is made, sof all is finished by ourselves, we guarantee bottol prices. 503 West TVTANTED—HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND Jl noiwlH give clear lots on Fifty-second-si. side. Address 045, Tribune offlee. - ITT ANTED—TO EXCHANGE—COOK stove fob* * ' book-case; stove nearly new. Address 054 Tri> one office. . WANTED—FOR CASH. 3OR 8 SETS OP Wj* 1 v curtains; also S chandeliers. $ curtains* X 87, W** one office. , VyANTED—OUTFIT FOR HOUSEKEEPING* f T cheap for cash- X 77, Tribune office. X%T ANTED—ABOUT 150 YARDS BRUSSELS 03 f» taplstry carpet and other furniture for a fineWsnP some cash. Address Room 8, Dearbnm-st. TJT ANTED—FURNITURE—ANY PERSON HAVING • ' a good second-hand carpet or cooking stove to *T* at a sacrifice, will find a cash buyer by addressing B 8* Tribune offlee. • * . WANTED-A GOOD SECOND-HAND CAEPST. *.boot as win; .tnta kind ud prlo*. AddM* P7S. Trflmnn offlea. "WANTED—A MBDIUM-SIZED RANGE. El GOOD •» condition, also kitchen and dmiag-toum outfit crockery and cutlery. Address, with cash price, Q Tribuns office. ■ _ “TTTANTED—rTRST-ni.aßa naT Hang- WOUU* VV pay SSO to 865. Address W 41, Tribune pace. WANTED—TO BUY, CHEAP FOR GASH, A CYI> *> Indcr office-desk. Address, wiring dMWtkBVw ©west price. Tribune office^ IDS. io:

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