Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 7, 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 7, 1876 Page 3
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OUR NEIGHBORS. flatulent Character of a Promised Whisky Sensation at Mil waukee. ijlb Many Changes in Business Lo' cations Brought About with the First of May. Sleep-Murdering Efforts of a Racine Inn-Keeper to Succor a Castaway. 1 Fugitive Doctor Who Shall Not Escape Calomel Though Chaste as loe. gooisl and Meteorological Gossip from Kenosha, Waukegan, anA the Suburbs. WISCONSIN. MILWAUKEE. JONAS A CO. St&al Corravcndenu or TU Chieaao TnJntne. Milwaukee, Hay 6.—The principal topic of the week, of course, has been the sensational tml of tbo United States vs. Jonas, Goldberg, and Crosby. The sensation has not justified its onginri horrors. The worst atrocities were E&de public in advance. All the slopping-over was done long ago. The revelations of the trial were comparatively tame and common-place, witn one exception, namely: the connection of the late lamented dealer in post-traderahips, Gen. Hedrick, with the Whisky Ring. I say late lamented, since, in tbo language of the period, the gentleman’s head has been cat off with that neatness and dispatch which pre-emi nently distinguish Departmental life in this whisky-investigating age. The General turns out, unexpectedly, the most conspicioos figure in the whole business. He is the mysterious “H. 11 around whom all the lesser satellites revolved. At the same time that reporters were extolling bis Bnrpassfngzeal and vigilance in the prosecution of the Whisky Bing and the unearthing of new frauds, he was, according to the testimony, planning against the Government he served and the people whose money he was being paid in favor of the combination whose punishment for robbing both was the whole end and obj ect of his being intrusted with an official position here, the most gigantic fraud of all, nothing less than to abstract, steal, pilfer, destroy, the very evidence he was sent here to obtain, preserve, and use. The whisky men were all given to understand by the Chicago conspirators that the chief among them was Hedrick,—first, last, and all the time. This cropped out on all occasions. He was alluded to as fl.” in the letters that imprudently passed. And it was to preserve the usefulness of this gentleman to the Bing for the future that they proposed to use him only for abstract ing the evidence already in his possession, and another man. his tool, for the more dangerous work of stealing the records in the Court and Ihe Collector’s office. Beyond this Jack-in-the box-like opposition of Gen. Hedrick, the trial was far less sulphurous than a satiated public bad been led to hope. THE DISTRICT ATTORNETBHIP. Men’s minds are in that unsettled state they lie prepared for anything. So it comes about a report is going the rounds that "tho lately-ap pointed District-Attorney’s office is to bo the object of another stiff contest. Letters have been sent to Washington suggesting that, in view of tbe testimony proving Mir. Hazolton to have received money for assisting the settle ment of the Mary Merritt ease whilst a member of Congress, be ought to be dismissed from the public service. Other letters, equally disinter ested, and written in the interest of public morals only, of course, have been sent, propos ing John Orton for tho successorehip. Mr. Orton was not one of the least of bis day at Yale. He studied under Pierrepont. 'He hides vast quarries of hard knowledge under those shaggy eyebrows of his. He has been ware bousing for many years immense stores of in formation on public topics, and animosities against political, social, and business, antago nists. He is the successful ocquisitor of great wealth. Mr. Orton is said to have been Senator Cameron’s choice for District-Attorney when Gen. Winkler refused the glittering bauble. His friends insist he is tbe fittest mao to wear Judge Hubbell's shoes to-day. Those who snow him best say he will be more active than any pre decessor in dealing death -and destruction among the whisky men. Is is certain, had he the chance, be would exhibit no pity for ex-Senator Carpenter or any of his associates. 6ENTLEB PASSIONS stir the manly breasts of the young men (and old boys) of the Young Men’s Association. Peo ple residing In less favored cities can have no idea of the agitating contest that takes place annually over the election of officers of this Association. It has come to be understood that election-day is to employ all the energies and exhaust the resources of both sides. Here ibe ablest politicians of the State emerged from obscurity. In these keen campaigns many meek youths first discovered in themselves abilities for political warfare which have since qualified them for sterner duties. Before H. C. Payne became recognized ae one of the asintest politi cal managers in Wisconsin, he blossomed as a xonng Man’s apprentice electioneerer. Tbo campaign of 1876 has began. There are two tickets in the field. Both are excellent. Scarce ly a name on each ticket bat is familiar to every American household in the Cream City, It is Impossible to object to either ticket as a whole, and dually impossible not to find a personal mend or an admired citizen somewhere thereon. Therefore, there will Do lots of scratching. My sympathies are with the opposition ticket, because personal friends are on it; bat there . are personal friends also on the regular ticket. True, I. M. Bean, opposition nominee for Presi dent, is unobjectionable; but so is W. A. Col ims, the regular nominee; and so all through. I predict that neither ticket will be elected; but among the successful ones most certainly will b° found McCJmtock and Whipp, opposition, and Weil, regular. Indeed, upon looking over both tickets, 2 confess that both ought to be elected. There can be no possible objection to a single man on either paper* Poliowing are the tickets; BEQULAB. PwaWeni—‘W. A. Collins. "Vice-PresJ deal—J. 11. Aubcrr. SecreUry—C. U. Harger. Treasurer—Prank h. Wblpp. Tniateat-G, W. JPeckiuun, O. W. ZUbtrtioo, a U. OPPOSITION. President—L M. Bean, Yice-Brwldcat—David T&nca, Secretary—John IE. Ewing. Treasurer—Joshua G. Towne. Imteca Emory McClintock, Thoma O. Shangh •easy, and iienry T. West. MAT CBAKOES. Bo many business linns hare removed and are removing it is hardly safe to address a letter, tui the new Directory comes out or the postmen become acquainted with the changes effected. Xhe most striking improvement is that in the American Express Company’s new offices. This Company deserves well at the hands of the peo ple of Milwaukee, having bo identified itself jrith local prosperity and progress aa to appear to our minds rather a local than a national insti tution. it has never removed its offices or gone back ** on the business interests of the rtytp any way, and as a consequence of all this its business in Milwaukee baa increased so lm- Biensely that it is already one of the nost extensive and important show-places for merchants from the interior to see shea they visit us, as well as the moat active, ®oißy t and bustling place of resort for our own •rsders, with the single exception of the Cham fer of Commerce, in the City of Milwaukee. Ur. Antisdel, the Superintendent, is responsible «r a good deal of this. To talk with Antisdel ■ to feel a burning desire to order goods all over me country in older that it may come through Ma hands. The new offices are the finest of the ood, without a single exception, in Milwaukee. £be money department measures 40 by 50 feet, pie freignt department (on Michigan street), by <0 feet. The fittings are elegant and sub stantial, designed for use as well aa ornament. AH the desks are guarded with fine, strong wire ■creen-work with iron frames. The Superin tendence office is on the left-hand aide on enter ing, *hd la all that can be desired. In this new tome we hope to find the American located fcr may years*. Mr. Aubrey, (ha üblo muuof tho Merchants 1 Dispatch Company, has a fino office on the first floor of tbs Express building. Alexander Mitchell has commenced tearing down the old bank-building. The new structure will be a worthy monument to the wealth, skill, and enterprise of the fortune-favored owner. The Western Union Telegraph Company have removed from the second floor of the Chamber of Commerce Building to the first floor of the same, occupying tbo space vacated by the Ameri can Express Company. There has been an im mense quantity of work necessary to fit these offices for the pnrnoeo of telegraphy, without interruption to business; but the work has been successfully accomplished under the vigilant supervision of Mri Haskell and Mr. Weller, and the result will be bno of tbo finest offices of the kind outside of Chicago. A pneumatic tube is used to dispatch messages from the Chamber of Commerce to. Che office below, a distance of about half a block, in two seconds. Every con trivance known to modem telegraphy has been used in the completion of these offices. Altogether, the beginning of Mav has been a busy time for our merchants. In every case, the removal has been accompanied with improve ments. 808 BBIERLY. Some time a-o a broken-spirited, hopeless man was found in prison bv a clergyman, and soothed, and talked to, and prayed with, till light broke in on his darkened mind, and gleams of hope began to gild the horizon of hia soul. The man became a model prisoner, served his term, got out, and obtained work. His fellow laborers discovered he was “a jail-bird,” and scut a deputation to their employer requiring bis discharge. He was discharged—for being a jail-bird. Then he got another place in a dis tant part of the city, and performed his work faithfully, diligently, soberly, honestly. A fel low-workman lost some clothing, and, baring heard the man was a jail-bird, charged it on him. Without further proof, he was discharged, and the police sot on him. And now comes brighter words. The police conld find nothing against him, and the guilt has been fixed else where. Our jail-bird was persecuted without reason, and has eamod confidence. May ho live long to prove that a reformed sinner is more ac ceptable in the eyes of Heaven than the virtuous Pharisee. RELIGIOUS SERVICES BTOOE SHARES. Lost week the Rev. Myron Reed, pastor of the Fourth Congregational Society, announced a scheme that had been determined on for the purpose of meeting the heavy expenses of hold ing services in the Academy of Music, namely, the isene of 1,000 shares of $5 each. Tbo whole number was almost immediately taken up, show ing that oar people, whilst Blow to understand and respond to vague and general cries of dis tress,.are quick to help when a practical method is shown them. A meeting of the creditors of John Nazro, the iron merchant* baa been called for the 16th lost, to consider a proposition to settle for 33)£ per cent. As Mr. Nazro is a man of great enter prise, and has suffered under overwhelming bur dens, it is earnestly hoped he will soon be a free man ana as prosperous as he deserves. Mr. LN. Morton sees light. A few months back he was coining money as a retail druggist. Nothing would suit but he must enter largely in to the wholesale business, competing with wealthy, stiff, old-established houses. As well gnaw a hie or storm the gates of Heaven with a sword-bayonet. Soon Morton swamped. The Bankruptcy Court swallowed him up. Now he emerges, offering every creditor 50 cents on the dollar. Friends and relatives who know, trust, and esteem him, and have confidence in his in tegrity, have advanced the money to do thin, Hurrah I GENERAL PARAGRAPHS. The vacancy in the Chaplaincy of tbe Soldiers* Home lias been filled by the appointment of tho Bcv. E. 11. Ward to that position by the Presi dent. Mr. Ward bad established a mission there with much success. The firm of Frank H. Whipp & Co., consist • ing of Frank H. Whipp and Ernst J. Jeeke, have commenced business aa insurance agents at No. tl2 Michigan street, and will undoubtedly receive a fair share of public support. Aid. Wail is contemplating various plans for improving the First Ward, audrondorlng It the most charming and desirable residence property in tbe city. Milwaukee boasts no truer sou or enterprising citizen than her much-loved Edward, who is consistent, honorable, keen, able, and industrious, not only in his municipal but his buiiness engagements. ST. PAUL* S CHURCH. Tbe resignation of Dr. Ashley, as Hector of St. Paul's Church, takes effect July 1. The rev erend gentleman is Dean of tho Convocation, and these duties will occupy nearly the whole of his leisure time in future. His successor has not yet been called. The vestry require a man at once young and vigorous, a hard worker, a good preacher, a sound Bible churchman, one who will fill the pews and raise money to build a new church, all for a rather modest stipend. Tbe new choir was engaged this week, consist ing of Miss Owens, soprano; Miss Chapin, alto; Mr. Hasson, tenor, and Mr. Hayer, bass. Tho church will have some difficulty m finding tbe kind of Sector they want. Multitudinous good qualities are in request elsewhere, and com mand heavy premiums. A MAGNIFICENT BASE-BALLZZt, A gentleman who admires the manly game of base-ball, aud whose name is strongly suspected to begin with W, baa presented to tbe West- End Base-Ball Club a splendid jewel, to be pre sented to the best player the coming season, under conditions which need not be mentioned here. The jewel contains a very large and val uable diamond, and is on view at the JewSlry store of Boaencranz. M’iONNET. The statement published m the Chicago Times respecting alleged crooked transactions between Mr. McKinney and a Wisconsin bank and per sons connected .therewith raises a smile here, and where the facta have long been known. McKinney bought a farm on which there was .already a mortgage, which was continued on hie acquiring the property. The holder required the money, and Mr. McKinney, not being able to realize on other property in time to pay the money at that moment, cast about for means, aud heard of a sum of money lying in the bans, belonging to an Eastern party, and after the nsnal legal formalities the mortgage was transferred to an Eastern party. Mr. McKinney intends to have this whole affair probed to the bottom, in order to discover and show up the author of the article, who, falsely or otherwise, dated his communication from this city, when it is strongly suspected he lives in a very differ ent place. RACINE. . CXJMATIO AND COMMERCIAL. Special Correspondence of The Chicaa* Tribune* Racine, May 6. —The year creeps on apace, yet the tropical days are far away. Nothing bat rain, and fog, and cold winds. Sickly buds strug gle for existence, afraid to expand into leaves lest the almost nightly frosts nip them. The grass on the lawns looks consomptivo and wan, and the songs of tho birds are hushed. A smoky antnmn haze covers the yet wintry lako } and adds increased dreariness to the cheerless prospect. And yet commercial activity is far in advance of the season. Our large manufacturers have opened the summer campaign in genuine earnest, and shipments are being made largely every dar. House building and remodeling keep up with unabated vigor, and only the sad hearted Granger is wretched. 44 CAST U BY THE BBEAKZBB." On Saturday evening last the Racine College Dramatic Combination rendered the above named plav in a very creditable and spirited manner. In some instances the rather indiffer ent costuming detracted materially from the excellent acting of the characters laboring un der such a disadvantage; but, as a whole, the appreciative audience enjoyed the performance hugely. The entertainment was given in the new gymnaeium, which has a tastily-arranged stage appurtenances. Ashley, the intellec tual and refined, made a magnificent Ethiopian, and carried his part throughout to perfection. His delineation of the character exhibited many original interpolations that brought down the house, and answered affirmatively the conundrum. ** Can a Senegamoian change his cuticle’*?. Cleveland, barring his care less costuming," acted splendidly; and when it is considered that be had to appear also as a mem ber of the Glee Club in several choice selec tions, the excuse for his indifferent disguise will ne apparent, lira. Spalding, Mrs. Hins dale, Mrs. MoMnrphy, and Miss Benedict carried their parts to perfection, as also did the gentle men composing the balance of the cast, whom lack of space forbids detailed mention. The same play is now being rehearsed by the dra matic luminaries of the Church of the Good Shepherd, and will be broagbt oat soon. In connection with theatrical performances it may be proper to mention that the play assigned to the historic geniuses of Saint Lube's Guild has been abandoned for the present, much to the disappointment of the friends of the Soci ety. The Troubadours " hare billed the city for the 9th, and will undoubtedly have a magaifl cent house, at the great dailisa of Chicago apeak highly of them. They are wall worthy a benefit. Au organization called “The Trio,”neffto ihta aoctiou of the country, perform in .Bulla THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1876—SIXTEEN PAGES. City Opera-Honso to-night, and if successful in mnning appreciation, as those who know them fiay they cannot fail doing, they will hold forth again on Monday night. A On Friday night the * Off ’mb * gave one of their select concerts in the Church of the Good Shepherd, which was, if anything, more enjoy able than any of the preceding ones. The Pro fessor, as usual, loomed up in all his glory. SPIRITS FROM YE VASTY DEEP. And dreams in their development have breath. And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy. “Mine host ” of a prominent hotel, who is a philosopher and a philanthropist, realised tbo truth of the above quotation in a very appre ciative manner one night last week. After re tiring to his lair, happy in the conviction that ho had zealously tended to the comforts of hia guests daring the day, he closed his weary eyes in slumber to the rhythm of the moaning wblte oaps. Whether the dash of the water on the beach influenced the tonor.of his dreams cannot now be determined. Certain It is, that daring the still watches of the night he was haunted with visions of “ wreck and death ” on the vasty deep. He would awake his amiable spouse with a shriek as the blood-curdling scenes changed from burning ships to the picture of helpless humanity struggling in the embrace of the cruel waters of the lake. At last fafs confused mind settled and dwelt persistently on the loss of the fisher mam Raesmassen, and all the attendant horrors. Time and again be closed his eyes only to review the sad affair, and hie dream would end with a vision of the unfortunate man’s body floating to and fro on the clammy waters. Convinced at last that the spirit of the dead man was whisper ing to him, be gathered his linen around hia shivering loins and watched the lake from his window nntil dawn came stealing over the eastern horizon. At last! Ah! a little speck no bigger than a man’s hand, as it floating lazily on tbo line which marked the meeting be tween water and akv! Through the gray morn ing atmosphere and the heavy fog the speck grew in size and fair proportions, until tbo ex cited sentinel shivered with fear and expectancy. With the “whoop!** of an untutored Modoo he took a running jump into bis unmentionables, and wildly rushed to the tug, bareheaded and shoeless. But the Captain questioned his harrowing tale and hesitated. He had been over the spot so often and had watched so faithfully as to become con vinced that the ill-fated skipper slept bis last sleep on the muddy bottom of the treacherous deep, but he promised to go again if mine host would nay all expenses and breakfast all hands. This the humane gentleman eagerly agreed to, and away they steamed on their benevolent mis sion. They neared the floater, and the excite ment of the dreamer became so groat that they bad to lash him to the deck to prevent bis jump ing overboard and swimming to the spot. “Do you see his head bobbing up and down there ? See his eyes, and nose, and mou bung-hols, by thunder !” It was an empty barrel, and the humanitarian retired to the engine-room in sor row and vexation of spirit during the homeward trip. a BAD FCJi, In one of our immediate suburbs used to live a festive Esculapian, whoso treatment of female patients was not In accordance with the general ly accepted teachings of the profession. In consequence, he has had several cases in the Circuit Court, which resulted more or less disas trously to the M. D. In the course of human events this concupiscent scalawag took unto himself a wife, who was probably innocent of a knowledge of her husband’s wrong-doings. Her influence for a time kept him in the path of moral rectitude. But again he met a patient whom bo considered his affinity, with the usual result. Mouths sped by, and the last victim was compelled to acknowledge her disgrace. An ac tion instituted by her at tbe last term of Court for tbe purpose of securing sufficient means for the support of a child resulted in the re covery of $l5O per annum. By-aod-by the worthy doctor entered a plea for a new trial on tbe ground that he had discovered now and startling evidence in his favor. The plea was granted, and a professional brother went bail in the sum of S3OO for bis prompt appearance when wanted. Alas 1 for tbe vanity of aught human; the festive pill-hanger has skipped away to other lands, and hie guileless, trusting bondsman waileth and gnasheth his teeth. The only wonder is that such a notorious scoundrel should moat with the suffrance and support of the medical profession in this city; but in everr case his friends have had occasion to regret tendering their assistance. LEGAL. A very complicated will case has been argued befor his Honor, Judge Wentworth, during the present special term of Court. Without enter ing into a legal disquisition regarding tbe merits of the suit in question. I may simply state that an effort is being made by a legitimate child named Iheresea Buresch to recover property— left (in the language of tho will) •• to my young est child, Therosea Buresch,” from au alleged illegitimate child of the same name. D. S.Wegg, Esq., a young lawyer of great ability, formerly of ilacine, but now a member of a loading law firm of Milwaukee, is counsel for tbe plaintiff, and won the original was tried before Judge Hand, Probate Judge of the county. Tho case was appealed, however, and, as noted, has been argued before the Circuit Judge. Mr. Wopg’s argument lasted two days, during which he cited from leading English authorities from tbe year 1-100 until the present day, and also culled extensively from our prominent American authors in support of nis plea. The loading members of our Bar speak in tbe highest terms of the eloquence and forensic ability of tbe young disciple of Blackstone, and predict for him a fruitful future. BECOMING DESPERATE. The melancholy-eyed gentleman who has been in the habit of sending gashing, sentimental notes to young ladies, roundly abasing rivals, has at las; reached the end of his tether, aud now contents himself with promenades on Sixth street at eventide with the washerwoman whose cottage is by the sea. Specie payment baa been resumed at “ the store,” and the geniality of 44 Mike” is only raf fled when somebody treads on his low-crowned hat. MISHAPS OF THE WEEK. The drowning of a portion of the crew of the schooner Gilbert Knapp, of Racine, off the coast at North Moneatigue, as telegraphed your last Mondav’a issue, is still fresh in the minds of our citizens, and much sorrow is expressed for the bereaved families in their great affliction. The Captain. Owen J. Davis, has sailed from this harbor lor over a quarter of a century, and was respected by all who had business or social rela tions with him as a genial, whole-souled gentle man, and a man of sterling principles. Nothing as yet baa been seen of the body of the ill-fated Jones. Albert G. Knight, who was seriously injured last Monday by being thrown from hia bngpr, is rapidlyrecovering under the professional care of his physician. Dr. O. S. Duncombe. At one time his injuries were thought to be fatal but tender nursing and mild, jndlcions treatment brought him away from the confines of the dark valley of the shadow. Charles Goelmor returned from atrip to Mil waukee to find all his worldly possessions in ashes, —factory, house, and home wero .totally consumed by firo, and no sign of the canso of the calamity is yet visible. It is rumored that tbo establishment, which was known as tho Racine Wire Works, will be rebuilt, as Mr. Qoel mor is a tpan of good energy and vim, and will be aided materially by capitalists here. Henry Wright has a driver whom be prizes veiy highly, but be has one radical fantt. When he wanes a rest, be quietly backs bis horse into the lake and sits down on the bank moaning aud wringing his hands. The last eqmno victim dis appeared on Tuesday, and its decomposing body floats in the harbor, bearing the same relation to the muddy Root that a lemon does to a whisky cocktail. PERSONAL. Mrs. Baker, of Chicago, was in the city last Sabbath as the gaeat of Mrs. B. H. Baker. Miss Laura Wild, of Kev York, has returned to her Eastern home, after spending the winter in this city as the guost of her cousin. Miss rial' lie E. Wild. Many regrets follow the accom plished lady, now that sho baa finally and per manently left us, and the masculine hearts that were ensnared by her many graces “refuse to be comforted, because she is not.” The Hod. B. H. Baker returned to his cosy home in this city, after an extended tour up and down the Pacific Slope. He brought a sec tion of the Consolidated Virginia home in bis vest pocket. Judge Hngnnin has abandoned the practive of the law. sod will yank “fine cut and plug” around “ the store * as a business partner of tbe guileless “ Mike.” Arthur’s friends will stand by bim. Aleck Petsrs and John J. Corning, of Chicago, were in town last Tuesday. M. B. Erskiue returned from San Francisco on Wednesday. 3fles Evs Cooler is home again from Dearer, and is very much improved in health. KENOSHA. HAT TOPICS. Sveeiai OorreevontUnce of The Chicago Tribune, Kxxosha, May 6.—The month .came in cold and bleak, bringing discomfort in its lake breezes, and a surplus of colds, rheumatism, and tbe like to those forlorn specimens of hu manity who must needs ** take up their bed and walk ” when the Ist of May dawns, be it worm or oold, sunshiny » taiay. Most at tho dam* zone of this placo, however, are owners of the dwelling-houses m which they bear the burdens of life, while others rent from year to year the same domicils, thus malting it incumbent upon but few to undergo the tortures and perils of a May-day flitting. Happily these blizzardy gales from off tbo lake do not interfere with the improvements going on in our city, and the sound of the ham mer, tho hearty tones of the mason and carpen ter, the tumbling down of piles of bnck sup posed to be in permanent shape for ready use, all mingle with the lake-zephyrs in a grand cho rus of noises indicative of busy times on this mundane sphere. Thursday night the tiny rain drops began to patter down slowly and steadily, refreshing the dry, parched soil with the wel come moisture, and Friday witnessed our first spring rain-storm. Despite the climatic varia tions of the past week, the amusement record is unusually fall for this place. The prominent event of tbo week was tho parlor concert given by Clement Bros, and Forrester Thursday evening at Simmons* Hall to an audience not large in point of numbers but musically as ap preciative a one as could be gathered together in this city. It was the finest treat in the way of music that it has been the good fortune of our citizens to listen to in years, and the hearty laughter and uproarious applause that greeted these artists spoke volumes of praise and enjoy ment on the part of tho audience. The delinea tions of German and Irish character weco per fect, Mr. XL M. Forrester crowning himself with laurels as “cin Deutscher." Tho comic songs “Wax-Works, ora Yankee Trick," and “The Woopiu* Wilier/' elicited hearty encores, which were responded to with other songs equally as humorous. The, trio 44 Como, Rise with (he Lark," the Masobie. song, and a German solo sung by Mr. Forrester, were the gems of the concert considered from a musical standpoint. Part second represented the effects of a “social glass *' token in good fellowship, and was true to life. Tho lovers of the “social glass’* in this city,—and their name, alas 1 is legion,—also the venders of intoxicating drinks, should have wit nessed this faithful representation of a drunk ard in bis tantrums, and, perhaps, the effects of selling and drinking,so vividly portrayed by Mr, Clement, might have outweighed, for the time at least, the almighty dollar in the balance. It was an apt illustration and decided ly apropos to tbo place and tho times. The “Musical Farce** which concluded the evening’s entertainment was worth double the price of admission. It portrays the woes of a concert-manager, who, having advertised for singers for a Western tour, is receiving applica tions from different personages of all nationali ties, some of whom labor under the hallucina tion that they are great artists in their special ties, and themauager finds himself in a 44 peck of trouble" trying to get nd of these unwelcome aspirants for histrionic honors. Xu whatever city these gentlemen may perform, should any of the inhabitants thereof be troubled with the “blues," an evening spent in their company is warranted a sure cure. The character of tho en tertainment was such that the whole audience desired to hear these gentlemen again ia their particular roles. Their wishes being mode known, several gentlemen waited upon Messrs. Clement and requesteda repetition of the concert Friday evening. Their request was acceded to, and the second concert gave as great satisfac tion as tho first. All things considered, it was the finest entertainment given here in years. TUB QUARTERLY FESTIVAL of the Congregational Sunday-school was hold at tbe clmrcb parlors Thursday evening. There was a large attendance of the pupils and their friends, and tho interesting exercises were list ened to with marked attention throughout. Miss Frank Bain had tbe little ones in cnarge, and their efforts redacted much credit upon them selves, and also upon the management of their able instructress. These quarterly festivals are of much practical benefit to the children, inspir ing them to be punctual in their attendance and diligent in their studies. The little folks were treated to a fine supper, and then went home well pleased with their evening's pleasure. 8K350& BOSCO, a star representative of the legerdemain frater nity, opened his series of entertainments *t Kimball Hall, Thursday night, to a slim house. This was owing to the moist state of the weath er, and the fact that two rival entertain ments were in full blast elsewhere in the city. As a magician Signor Bosco is unrivaled in bis specialties, and the feats of inagio he performs are something truly wonderful to the uninitiated. Tho globe of lire and shower of gold were among the best of his performances, THE STATE MATBtUOEIAL was entered into by Mr. Henry W. Miller, of Chicago, and Miss Emma Warvello, of this city, last Thursday, at the residence of tbo bride's father, the Bev. H. 31. Simmons tying the knot for the happy pair. The bnde wore a handsome bridal dress of rich silk, one of tbe new shades of drab, with tbe conventional flower ornaments. The presents were handsome, consisting mostly of silver-ware, and were both useful and orna mental. The bnde also received somo beauti ful floral offcnnce from her pupils. Mrs. Miller, nee Warvello, baa been for some gaged in teaching music here, and leaves behind her many warm friends. ODPSASTD ESDS. Mr, P. K. Gannon, of Cedarburg, Wis., was in town Tuesday. Tbe Centennial County Committees, together with tbo City Committee, will meet at the Court-House Tuesday. May 9, at noon, to per fect arrangements for tho proper observance of tbe coming Fourth of July. Prof. Bannon and family have left this city for a permanent residence in Chicago. Tbe yonug people of tbe Congregational So ciety purpose giving a theatrical entertainment soon. Pan Gastello will not exhibit his menagerie and circus at this place, but a 10-mile ride due north from here will take all who may so desire directly to bis mammoth show. Miss Minnie Martin is visiting friends in Chi cago. Mr. E. H. Smith, of the Eotel World, spent last Sunday in this city. Mrs. Philip Loutz left this place an route for Germany last Monday. She will be absentsome months. Mr. £. Price and lady, of Chicago, spent last Sunday with Dr. and Mrs. Hazleton. . Mr. J. B. Jilaon has again been very ill He is now better. . Tho Bov. Mr. Hitchcock will preach morning and evening at tbe Congregational Church, Af ter the morning service tho Holy Communion will bo administered. Ed Thiers has gone back to school duties at tbo Northwestern University. No clew yet to the burglars who entered Mr. Durkee's bouse so unceremoniously last Satur day morning. This city is a good hold for bur glars. Some of tbo young people are to have a “cali co party u at Kimball Hall next Wednesday even ing. Mrs. K. Ehle and party have arrived safely in California. The Grant House has a new billiard hall, which was opened Tuesday evening on strict temperance principles. H. P. Gatcboll, Jr., M. D., has left Oak Grove Sanitarium to practice mediome near Palmyra, Wis. Monday evening there la to bo a citizens* meeting at Simmons* Hall, to consider what is best to be done to farther the oaase of temper ance in this city, and to confer with the Ladies* Temperance Union in regard to beeping the coffee and reading-rooms open during the coming year. There will be preaching Sunday morning and evening at the Methodist Church by the castor, tbo Bov. W. E. 'Walker. Subject of the morning Beimoo: “ Satanic Assaults and Their Repul sion.” In the evening be will preach on the “Antiquityand Genuineness of the “Penta teuch. Mr. Au Griffin will afford the citizens of this place a chance to witness bis pedestrian feat of 25 miles against time this evening.* ILLINOIS- WAUKEGAN. SOCIAL PBOSPEBX77. Special Correspondence of The Vnicac* Tribune, Waukegan, 111., May 6.— lt is a fact worthy of mention that, although business with our mer chants and tradesmen is at present a little quiet, yet the cry of “Hard times*' that has been bounded in our oars of late concerning other cities has fortunately not been ex perinced to any extent by the citizens of Wauke gan. True, Improvements are not so extensive as might be, still they may bo seen in all parts of the city, and are of such a nature that de notes both public and private enterprise. Thera is one branch in particular that is apparently re ceiving its full share of attention, and that is the CONSTEUCTXON OP SIDEWALKS. According to an ordinance relative to tho con struction of sidewalks, adopted by the Council a few months sin oe, all are to be built by the city, sod paid .for out .of a certain fund. It any ;iei airing a walk to circulate a petition and presen ts same to the Connell. These petitions, of which there are a large number, in order to re ceive attention require many special meetings of the Board, and, unless the number is dimin ished, the city rulers will find it to their in terest to repeal said ordinance. The weather daring the week has been such that THE FARMERS remained at home and have been “ sowing their seed in the daylight fair,” rejoicing in the thought that from present prospects they wilt reap an abundant harvest. Most of the small grain lain the ground, and the late warm showers have given it on effectual start. No destructive insect has yet mode it* appearance. A DECIDED SUCCESS. On last Saturday evening occurred the full dress panyof tho “ Will-I-Propose " Club, given at the pleasant residence of the Hon. E, M. Haines, that gentleman’s amiable daughter, Hiss Kittie, acting os hostess for the occasion. The attendance was quite large and select A few hours were greatly enjoyed in keeping step to the excellent music furnished by Slater. Of course a sufficient quantity of delicacies were served and partaken of. The following were among, the guests: Stella Lucas, Amelia Maxsou, Cora Evans, Lizzie Dennis, Minnie Fields, Cora Fields, Carrie Norton, Hat tic Dickinson, Lnoy Dickinson, Emma Hall, Fannie Jones, Emma Jones, Lillie Cole of Chi cago, Frank Hutchinson, Gurtie Hutchinson, the Misses Batcboldor, Ella Kittredge, Evalina Persons, Alta Derrick, Mrs. J. C. Biddlecomo, Belle Parks, and Lillian Dennis; Will Barker, Fred Ingalls, Herbert Evans, Clarence Murray, Will Spencer, Will Upton, Ed O. Lucas, Thomas Colo of Chicago, Clinton Warden. Frank Hills of Racine: Jay Jones, J. C. Biddlecome, Will Kellogg. Joe Stoelej of Kenwood, Harry Kit tredge. Louis Spencer, Ed Allan, J. L. Brewster, Charles Batcheldor, and Mr. Traesdale of Bo cine. PERSONAE. S. L Bradbury, of the ratriott is ia Philadel phia. Horace Wickham is now recovering from his recent severe illness. . - W. R. Treatell. formerly of Evanston, has token up bis abode iu this city. Mrs. H. T. Carson, of Chicago, is visiting her relatives here before leaving for Independence, Is. j. B. Porter and family are now residing at Gage’s Lake. Dr. J. D. Blaine, of Chicago, spent a portion of the week in this city. Alio rails and Dell Buell have removed to Kenosha, where they will teach drivers of fast horses how to drive horses fast. D. 8. Ely is rapidly recovering from his recent illness, and expects to be on the street in a few days. RELIGIOUS. The Rev. J. P.. Bates will to-day preach from the Baptist Church pulpit two sermons that will bo well worth bearing. The Bev. E. W. Curtis, of the Presbyterian Church, will speak to all who may attend con cerning “Thailand that is fairer than day." • The Rev. Mr. Baker occupies the pulpit at the Congregational Church aa usual. The Rev. Mr. Aitbesoo will address a few words of comfort 44 to the weary and heavy-la den," at the Methodist Church. OBITUARY. During the pest week that fluro visitor, death, has been in our midst end ceat sorrow upon many Households. Mr. Edwin Webber, aged 63 years, residing with his only daughter, Mrs. H. B. Norton, was, after a long and severe illness, taken away on last Monday. The funeral occurred on Tuesday. On Thursday morning Mrs. Upborn. wife of Aid; E. G-. Upham, was called to her heavenly abode, where there is no parting, and sorrow is not known. Mrs. Upbam was a resident of this city since 1850, and was universally respected by all of her acquaintances. She was a fond pa rent, and an affectionate wife. The funeral took place on Friday. Mr. Hollaed Wiard, after a protracted illness, died on Friday morning, in tho COth year of his age. Mr. Wiard, daring bis lifetime, had trav eled quite extensively, and formed many ac quaintances. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his departure. LOCAL OATHEBZXOS. On one of our principal thoroughfares, noted for its beauty as a residence-locality, ia a distil lery which is now being operated to its foil ca pacity. Ladies of the Temperance Union, there la work for you in store. It will soon occur. We now speak relative to the union of two happy souls, one of whom lives on the north side'of the river, and the other one (of the weaker sex) in close prox imity to the South Side building used for public instruction. One of the new dwellings now be ing built in the North Division will soon be furnished for their future abode. Tbs City Council at their meeting on last Monday evening voted an appropriation for the purchase of a flag for the “Old Settlers* Organ ization." The town sending the largest delega tion to the reunion in this city on the 7th prox imo will be presented frith the flag. Remember the Old Folks* concert) which is to take place at Phoenix Hall on next Thursday evening. Great preparations have been making for some time past. The proceeds will be given to tbo Young Men's'Library Association * Torrent Engine Company No. 2 were out with their machine on Tuesday night, and to our citizens, who bad assembled in large numbers, practically illustrated what they are good for. At the meeting of the Waukegan .Band Asso ciation, held on Tuesday evening last, the fol lowing officers weye elected for the ensuing year: President. Homer Cool;; Treasurer, C. A. Partridge; Secretary, James Green. Ac cording to a reaolutidn passed, all instruments belonging to tbe Association were given in charge of the Glen Flora Cornet Band. Johns Cssar Kiser, a highly colored gentle man, well known in this vicinity, started on a 60 mile tramp at Phoenix Hall this morning. H& walks for a purse of SSO, which sum will very materially aid him in bis journey—through life. Under tbe administration of City-Marshal Hall the city baa become so freed of roughs that the police force has been discharged, their services being no longer required. This is a remarkable fact, and one which the citizens may justly feel proud of. The south approach to the Genesee street bridge is fast going down bill, and, unless work shall be commenced at once, noplace will be left for piles to be driven. Great preparations are being made for a big time in this city on tbe Fourth of July. Work on the New Gloa Flora Hotel is being rapidly pushed forward by tbe contractors, who intend to complete tho same by July 1. ST. CHARLES. A KA&ROW ESCAPE. Special Correspondence of ihc Chisago Tribune, St. Charles. May 6.-—The substance of the following is clipped from the St. Charles Leader of yesterday: What might have resulted in a serious accident was happily averted by tbe re markable coolness and Presence of mind of Miss Ida 0. Ferson. who, in company with her sisters, Misses Doe and Ella, and also thoir cousin, Miss Kittle M. Person, and Mr. L. B. Warren, bad been visiting the State Hospital at Elgin. When about to start for home the carriage G*odau) was brought out, and Mr. Warren proceeded to assist the ladies into it, when the door of the carriage-house was blown open with consider able violence, frightening the team, which immediately started into a swift ran. Miss Ida, being the only one in tbe carriage, climbed over the driver's seat, se cured the reins, and guided the team safely for a long distance, and Anally, after much exer tion, brought them to a standstill. The rest of the company wore badly frightened, as were also tbo attendants- at tho Hospital, who were unused in the way of dealing with refractory horses, however well versed in the antics of those whom they daily have to hold in check- Had Miss Ida been frightened in her dangerous position, it is quite probable a serious, and per haps fatal, accident might have occurred, but as it was, it proved a source of considerable merri ment. “When wo go riding,** says H. N. Wheeler, editor of the Leader, “ we want Miss Ida one of the company.** BT. C. A2H> G. D, C. A regular destine of the St. Charles and Geneva Dancing Clnb was held Friday evening with £. A. Broad, of St. Charles, in the chair. The following is a list of the officers: Presi dent, E. A. Bross. of St, Charles; Vice-Presi dent, J. B. Eopkinn, of Geneva; Secretary and Treasurer, George L. Eastman, of St. Claries; Directors, T. W. Edmonds, James O'Brien, and George L. Eastman of St. Charles; O. A. Howell, W. L. Sisly, and Charles Boyes of Geneva. A very large attendance was on hand to dis cuss matters relative to their twelfth party, which is to be a grand calico reception. It will be Friday evening at Irwin's Hall, St. Cnarles. The invitations, which are on calico and of a neat design, were presented by the Executive Committee for the Club’s inspection. They were accepted and the bill ordered paid. The different committees reported their re spective doings, which were sanctioned by the Clnh. Mr. Broaa then closed the meeting with a few appropriate remarks, and appointed the fol lowing gentlemen 'Floor Committee: James O’Brioo. J. B. Hopkins. T. W- Edmonds, and George L. Eastman. Then the meeting adjourn ed to meet Friday night, with their ladles, and have one of thefinestand most sociable times i bore can cot up. They oanaaft feaU * candle to the leap-year party that was given by the ladies two weeks previous, but their conso lation is that they give twelve to the ladies one. which is a strong point. The music for the cal* ico partv will be famished by Prof. Fitzgerald, of Chicago. The Professor's reputation for ex ecuting hoe music is too well known to need any comment. HYDE PARK, THE PHAETON. Thors will soon be introduced on the boule vards and in the South Parks a vehicle known as a park phaeton, for the accommodation of per sons wishing to visit the parks who do not care lo go to the expense of a carriage. These “phaetons” are large vehicles carrying twelve persons, and they will be handsomely mounted on comfortable springs, with tasteful and attrac tive exterior appearance. They are somewhat similar in character to the park stages in Central Park, New York, and their object is precisely the same. They will start from the north ern eod of each boulevard, and will make a general tour through both the parka, returning north by the opposite boulevard from the one they went south on. The fare for the round trip will be 25 cents, ana it is thought that this low rate will induce large numbers of people to make the park trip. Only a few of the phaetons will be put on at first, but the number will bo increased as fast as the demand for them shows the necessity for a greater num ber. It is stated that those now nearly ready are fully as comfortable as any carriage, and the with of the seats is ample for the number of passengers to ha carried. They will not be allowed to carry more than twelve pas sengers each, and overcrowding will thus be avoided. THE XOUNO LADIES SIITE SOCIETY of St. Paul's Church aro now happy in the pos session of a fine organ, their earnings during the winter having enabled them to purchase a very fine instrument, which now occupies its place in Che church. The amount obtained by their various entertainments was over S4OO, and while there were subscriptions from many lib eral church-members to the amount of about S2OO more, it is conceded that to tbe young ladies is due the credit of obtaining the organ, since bat for their success it is not probable that tbe subscriptions would have been made. The coat of putting tbe organ into the church was considerably more than bad been antici pated, aod the Young Ladies' Mito Society have, decided to give one more party to make up the amount. The form of entertainment will be a calico party, and the evening fixed is Tues day, May 16. It is so long a time since there has been a dance in Hyde Park that a large at tendance will be almost a certainty. Tbe party will take place in Flood's Hall, and probably a late extra train will be provided for the return of city guests. Tbe marriage of Mias Ida Atkinson, one of tbe most, charming of Hyde Fork’s belles, will take place in Chicago Wednesday, May 10, Hr. Phelps being the happy man. As his sister is to bo marriea at the same time, the double wed ding will take place at Mr. Phelps’ home, and Hyde Park will thus lose tho excitement of a wedding. THE CANDIDATES for appointive offices have now been on the rack of expectation over since, the inauguration of the Board of Trustees, April 22. There are so many different aspirants for the different posi tions that the Trustees will undoubtedly find difficulty in'making a choice, and it is supposed that there will be several more ballots required on soma of the more important positions than wore needed last year, when nineteen were taken before some of the places could b* filled. The Special Committee—consisting of the whole Board—appointed to report upon the duties and salaries of officers have agreed upon a report, and the matter will come up Tuesday afternoon* at the regular meeting. It is understood that they will recommend the re-establishment of the offices of Village Engineer, Village Attorney, and Superintendent of Public "Works, but there will be no Captain of Police. 2IISCELLAZfEOrS. Various wild rumors have been in circulation for a week affecting the previous history or one of the prominent officials of the village, and at one time they obtained such general circulation as to bo believed by many. The charges were boldly denied by the friends of the accused, and investigation shows that, while there was some apparent color for the stories, they were prob ably due to a cose of mistaken identity. The story that the official in question was ineligible docs not seem to have any foundation what ever. The reopening of the Hyde Park House for the summer campaign will be hailed with pleas ure by the young people of the village, tbo weekly hops being among the most agreeable social events of the summer. The recent alter ations and improvements in the hotel will make it even more attractive than heretofore. Since the change of tariff on the suburban trains there has been considerable quiet chaff at the expense of tbe residents of certain stations where the fare has Deeo raised. The so-called reduction of rates simply amounted to an equal ization of fare according to distance. For in stance. by tbe old tariff Forty-third street sta tion, Kenwood, Hyde Park, and South Park were all classed together, paying the same fare. Bv tbe new, passengers for the two first-named stations pay a small amount lees; Hyde Parkers pay just Che same, while tbe Hon. James P. Boot, of South Park, reluctantly "pays an in creased fare and imprecates the Company every trip he makes over the road. PARK RIDGE. The showers which tbia season seem to have been deferred from April to May have been gratefully received by the thirsty earth and backward vegetation. A few days of warm weather now, and tbe country will present an appearance truly inviting, and the heart of the farmers be made glad. It is rumored that Conductor Beck with, the favorite of all the patrons of tbe suburban trains on the Wisconsin Divis ion, is to bo tranferred to a more responsible position on the road. While his friends will re joice at bia advancement, they will also regret his departure from tbe Barrington accommoda tion. . , ; Mr. Will Knox has been appointed Principal of tbe High-School at Evanston, a flattering tes timonial to his worth as a scholar and educator. The ladies of the M. E. Church met in a body at the church Thursday for the purpose of reno vating the interior of that edifice. It was done most effectually, and as cleanliness is said to be nearly allied to godliness, a marked improve ment may be expected to-day in tbe religious feeling and spiritual deportment of the congre gation. Mrs. S. Hawley and Miss Ida Hawley, of Chi cago. spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. 0. A; Hawley. Mrs. Coon is quite ill with acute rheumatism. Several new cases of whooping-cough have been reported. It is reported that Dr. Dodge will immediately proceed to erect a fine store building and dwell ing near tbe notel and opposite tbe Congrega tional Church. The South Side seems to be taking tbe lead in improvements.. The annual meeting of tbe Board of Trustees was held Tuesday evening at tbe office of the Village Clerk. A full Board was present. After auditing a few bills the report of tbe Village Treasurer for the past year was read and ap proved. The annual report of the Street Com missioner was also received and approved. The old Board then adjourned and the new Board were inducted into office. Sir. Shorwin was elected President, and the Board adjourned to the 4th inst. Thursday evening, the 4th, the Board again mat and elected J. C, Knowles, Village Treasurer. Henry Dezneck was appoint ed Street Commissioner, and H. 0. Eastman, Village Constable. A petition was received from the ladies of the village praying protection for tbe singing birds within tbe limits of the corporation. JL resolution was adopted that the necessary oil and attendance be furnished by the village to all street lamps erected by citizens at their own expense. The Clerk reported the village indebtedness m follows; Artesian weQ bonds Ito 8. given Feb. 07,1875, payable at tbs rate of SI,OOO per year five years from date $3,000 Bonds 2»o. 9 and 10, SSOO each, doe June 19,1876. 1,000 Gravel road order, unpaid 832 Gravel road order, unpaid 90 General orders unpaid 2U non. Taxes uncollected Cash en band..........,, THE SCHOOL QUESTION. ToOuXiitorq/The Chicaao Tntnm* Paek Rxpqb, Hay 6.—We feel called upon to answer the charge made by William M. Knox, late Principal of our school, in last Sunday's issue of The Tribune. We have always regard ed Mr. Knox as a gentleman and. a scholar, and never, by word, thought, or act, intended to do him any injustice, and we regret very ranch the necessity of this explanation. Our communica tion two weeks ago was solely in reference to our frrtMiaiai policy, which bad been Questioned, and Hr, Knox’s name was brought ia. incidental ly M lb* gacts sUtsrt.. £ov, ia answer to the charge he makes of H false state* meat,” when wo said “bemads an application for the school.” we would respectfully explain, and leave to the Jury of enlightened readers the verdict to be rendered, of guilty or not guilty of the charge. Mr. Knox expressed himself on several oecfr* sions as desirous of securing the school, »aj would teach at a reduced salary, and on a cer tain evening when the new Board had met for organization and the transaction of school busi ness be came of his own accord to the place of meeting, and 10 the interview be bad with one ;of the members stated “ that he would teach the school at $75 per month, if there was no op position to him in the Board.” This was taken for an application, or, perhaps we should have said, a “conditional application”; and when Hr. Knox assorts so boldly that “ha did not ap ply, in face of the above facta (which he can not deny), we are surprised. In our former communication we felt called upon to reply only to the attack made by Ths Thibuxe’s corre spondent in relation to our financial policy, aod did not etate his application as “ conditional ** upon his acceptability, as that might suggest the idea that be was not altogether popular; and as to the insinuations and threats made by Mr.. Knox we would only say, in the sentiment, if not the words, of the worthy and lamented Lincoln, M we prefer not to cross the river till we get to it.”. Yours truly, • • P.OBEBT W. MeACHKX, Frank G. Moss, J. H. Butles, Board of Bbeotem, The leading event of the past week, in the lino of amusements, has been the presentation of the oratorio of 41 Esther, the Beautiful Queen,” at the First Methodist Church, by members of the choir and ether local singers, under the direction of Mr. O. H. Merwin. Chicago was represented in tbo cast by Meadames Brewer and Cheney. “Father” was given before good bouses Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday even logs, according to announcement, and again lasi evening, when Mr. Merwin was given a benefit. Tuesday was the fifth anniversary of Mr. Her win's marriage, and, daring tbs performance that evening, he was presented with several pieces of fine furniture by the performers. Hr. J. H- Raymond making on appropriate presenta tion speech. The testimonial was peculiarly fitting, inasmuch as the entertainment largely owes whatever of success attended it to the ef forts of Mr. Merwin. The receipts will Del aooat S3OO to tbe organ fund of the ebuzoh. The social world is hereby notified that “the season ” will close with this week. The evi dence is to be found in the fact that the Social Club and the M. F. Society will each give “ clos ing parties” this week, the former Thursday evening, and the latter Friday evening, at the residence of Gen. A. C. Ducat. Miss Ella L. Horton, a graduate of the Evans ton College for Ladies in 1872, and well known io Evanston and Chicago society, will be mar ried May 10, at the residence of Judge Burton, In LaCroase, to Mr. James Thompson, a prom inent business man of Laneaboro, Minn, After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Thompson will taka an extended crip. There are rumors of other approaching mar riages, and The Tubmrs is informed of instances in which houses have been rented, but the time is not yet full tor further details of these inter esting matters, which are as yet only whispered from one to another in the strictest confidence. Martin McNichols is pushing work on the Davis street sower at the rate of from 100 to 150 feet a day, and has reached Maple avenue. Ho deserves the thanks of the public for his vigor ous prosecution of the work. The Village Attorney is meditating upon the advisability of taking lessons io arithmetic from the Village Clerk. The Trustees meet Tuesday evening. The Philosophical A e sociatiou will bold its regular meeting Monday evening at the Public Library rooms. The Professors io the Garrett Biblical Insti tute are making arrangements for the annual meeting of the Theological Union, which wifi occur during the early part of Juno. it seems the roughs still have an eye on thi Park, aud propose to help themselves to any thing they may be able to lay hands on. The campaign was commenced last Thursday night by two men, who succeeded in gaining as entrance into Mr. A. J. Bell's sitting-room by catting a pane of glass from a window on the porch. They were baffled in their attempt at robbery, however, by the barking* of a dog be* longing to the house, and carried away a pair ol boots belonging to Mr. Bell as their only tropbr. This is Che first attempt of the season. Let the citizens be ready with watch-dogs aud revolvers. The Musical Social, which has become Tery popular among the music-loving people of Oab Park, was entertained last Tuesday evening al tbe residence of Mr. Charles M. Howo. A vo cal duet, 44 Under the Beautiful Stars,*' between Jliea Lyoh and Mies Nash, was one of the de lights of tbo evening. Miss Mary Case sang *• Absence.” in her usually' pleasing manner. Mias Lyon's solo, 44 O Jerusalem I’* was well rendered; while the piano solos by Miss Nellie Wood. Mrs. Hartan, Mrs. Dodgers, and Mist Montgomery, made up a programme varied and complete. Mr. and Mrs. Wood. Mr. and Mm. Joseph HnrV but, Mr. and Mrs. King, Mr. aud Mrs. Horton, Mr. aud Mrs. Nash, Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers, Mr. and Mrs. Lyon, Mr. and Mrs.. Wright, Mrs. Shipman and daughter* (of Chicago), Mr. Let (of Chicago), Mr. N. He&ld, and Mr. C. Bliss were among those present. The last meeting of this season will bo bold in two weeks at th« residence of Mr. Wood. The children's dancing school, which has been held in Mr. Austin’s hall daring the motor, closed Friday evening with a dress party given by toe children under the supervision of thoii teacher, Mr. Bodgers. The bail was well filled at an early hour with a merry throng of gaily dressed Tn ;ftaAa and gallant youths, who occu pied the floor until 10 o'clock, wpen they retired, leaving the room to their elder brolbeti and sisters. Masters Ira. Wood, Prank Bailer, and Eugene Sherman ware the floor managers. Krotlame’s band furnished the music, and thi evening was one to bo remembered by the -chit dreo. Miss Jessie Coutboui wUlgivean enter tainment Tuesday evening in the Congregation ai Cuurch for tbe benefit of tbe Sunday-school Miss Coutboni is a young lady posaeßsing ran talent as an elocutionist, She will read “ Creeds of the Bella,” 44 How Ho Saved St. Michael’s, 1 and 44 Caudle Shirt Button Lecture.” The Bev. Frank O. Osborne, until recently Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in;this place, has accepted a call from the parish bearing the same name at Atchison, Kan. Mr. Osborne is a young man of rare coda! and intellectual Reali ties, and in his larger field of labor will find ample scope for these, as well as for his zeal and devotion to his sacred calling. With a com mendable and discriminating sagacity this gen tleman is to take with him a helpmeet in the person of Miss Kittie L, Smith, one of Highland Park's most prominent and popular young ladies. Their marriage will take place Wednesday even ing. at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Chicago, and the ceremonv will be performed by tbe Bev. Dr. De Koven, of Racine. While there bus been almost a surfeit of amateur theatricals of lace* musical tastes bare been somewhat neglected, so that the citizens look forward with unusual interest to a concert to take place Tuesday evening at the .Bap tist Caurch. A. programme of rare excel] eoca has been made uo, and will be rendered by a combination of Chicago and home talent in a manner tbat cannot fall to please. In connec tion with this concert, Mrs. Dainty, a popular Chicago elocutionist, will read several choice se lected pieces. The Morgan Park Literary Society held its last meeting Thursday evening. On account of the inclemency of the weather the attendance was not as large as usual. Tbs Female Semi nary, which generally contributed largely to the audiences on these was not repre sented save by one of its lady Professors. The President, Prof. Thayer, who is also President of the Society, did not venture out. His place was therefore filled by Mr. Wmwall. The programme was good, but no better that uauaL First came a song, “The Bain.” Ulna Jennie Clarke then gave a reading, which was followed by a vocal solo br Miss Mamie Igiehart, a recitation by Mins Inez Wood, a reading by Mr. Bristol, and the same by Prof. Wright, The Politician's Speech,” by ***Oor Colored Brother ** (Col. G. K. Clarke ), came next on the programme. Musoj Ella Lacbove and Alba Washburn - closed the exercises with a good night song. Miss Biella Cisrke was organist. Tns Society has grown rapidly since its organiza tion, tbaee months ago. It will reorganize m the fall and continue its meetings through the wuuc. fVM $2,835 EVANSTON. THE SSADTiyUn QUEKf. OAK PARK. JfEWS OF THE WEEK. OTHER SUBURBS. BJOHLAJiD PXSX. nonoarr pans. 3

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