Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 22, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 22, 1876 Page 8
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8 THE CITY. OBNEUAIi NEWS. The nnon-day prater-meeting will bo held in &e new reading-room, No. 150 Madison street, to-day, conducted by D. A. Budge, Secretary of the Montreal Association. Tuesday evening there will bo on entertain ment at the Memorial Church, Indiana avenue, between Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets, under tho auspices of the “ Lake Side Guild,” consisting of music, tableaux, recitations, etc. Late Friday night some unknown thief broke into the cigar store of L. J. Hobart, No. 5« South Clark street, and gobbled up tho cash box con taining about tIKT in currency. Chase was at once given, but tho fellow was 100 swift for his pursuers. In his flight ho dropped the box and money under the sidewalk In front of the Hiber nian Bank, at the corner of Clark and Lake streets, and there It was found, yesterday morn ing. > Mary Kersey, a colored wench residing on “Nigger Alle y" alias School street, arose in licr majesty yesterday afternoon because she was the fortunate possessor of a new wash basin, and because u neighbor of the white trash threatened to purchase one of the same kind, M«rv thumped her over the head with the basin until it resembled a well batted base-hall. Mary was locked up In tho station and Julia was taken to a doctor who put about forty stitches in her head, and told her it would bo a mlraclo if she recovered. An acute hut somewhat cynical observer of human nature gives It ns the result of his ex perience that, hi a down-town beat where mer chants and lawyers most do congregate, the re ceipts of one book-agent ol the female sex, aged nominally under 2(1, with black eyes and hidr. red checks and lips, a good S3O set of teeth, and trimmings of cotton, wool, bran, high heels, and eo on, even if she has to sell at $lO a couple of Mich hooks ns Mlmnln’s “Liven of Celebrated City Clerks,” or Slilnkcr’s “Poems of Byron Jones, with Memoir,” will range from live to 800 times higher than those of an angular, sad eyed widow of A 0 with freckles ami more than her share of ankles. Presidential aspirants who feel themselves called upon to rise to personal explanations will do well to hear in mlml thcdtploiualtc frankness of a young man who whs accosted In a Canal street dive yesterday evening by an acquaint ance, as follows: “Say, Suorkey, I thought you couldn’t got bull. What’ro ye do ing hero with your hair grown I” “Hail nothing,” remarked the young man; “Trude got me oft.” “The tropics ho did!” replied Ins Interlocutor; “did ho prove you was innocent?” “Wall, no,” slowly relumed the young man. “Trude didn’t exactly prove 1 was Innocent, but then Heed couldn’t exactly prove I was guilty neither, anil in this Centen nial year that’s about vindication enough.” “That’s so,” answered his friend; “Iml. it’s ilurncd lucky you wasn’t a candidate for the Presidency.” Who shall fathom the divine depths of a mother’s lovcl Who can tell the workings of a woman’s mind! The other day a stately dame on Wapnnsch avenue heard a rumor that her son, the heir to her wealth, and whom she loved dearer than life Itself, had gone and proposed to a Iroatitlful and accomplished hut penniless girl on tho North Bide. Summoning the young man to her presence she obtained the girl’s address and called upon her. .“.My poor son,” she said, “has been bo misguided as to propose for Fur hand In marriage, (though why, am sure I cannot sec), amt I have wrae to ray that this match cannot he allowed lobe concluded. Your position is such that—” “ I beg your pardon, madam,’’replied the young rirl, In o vleac, bcll-llkc voice, “bull have re jected your son’s oiler.” “ Rejected his olTorf” Mniost gasped tho old woman. “ Yes. madam,” replied the beautiful girl; “I told him that I could not for a moment entertain nuy offer from him.” “O, you did, did you?” rejoined the old lady, with freezing politeness and sarcasm; “O, you did, you bandy-legged viper. And wasn't my son good enough for you, you wall-eyed Jezebel you?” Not long ogo a married woman on Pine street naked her Husband for a new summer hat aud suit, co that she could make that Imtcfulcrea lure In the next block see that there were other people beside her ladyship that could dress de cently. Owing to the stringency of the local money-market he declined* to fall In with her overtures. Shu did not press the subject, bub a few days afterwards she came to his side, and leaning her head softly on his shoulder, said: “Darling, If you were to be hit on tho head with a hammer, or something of tho kind, so that it wouldn’t kill you, but hurt you a good deal and put you out of your jnind, wouldn’t they make mo your guardian und administrator?” “Tory probably they would, pussy,” he replied, lomlllng her golden turls, “but what n funny question for you, ‘locale.” “Ami then,” she continued, ap parently not having licunl the latter part of his lenience, “ and then I could do all that I liked with tilings, and my name would bo tho same os yours at tho bank, aud so on ?’’ “ Certainly, pet,” ho responded, and she, giving him an affectionate hug, hastened away. The thing somewhat perplexed him, but he dismissed lb from his memory until yesterday noon, when lie met a hardware-dealer of his acquaintance, who said: “Tell your wife I sent her the big gest hammer wo hail, but what In thunder did *ho want so largo a hammer for!” Then a cold tweat broke out all over that young man, mid hastening homo ho told his wife that ho had Just collected a had debt, and hero were €l3O for her to get that suit and hat with. And > she kissed him and said she Would not take it at all, since times were so iiard, and they must make every cent go os far «s they could; but he insisted that she should, and she yielded like u dutiful wife, and when he iad gone out took the hammer from behind the Woshstnml, sent It hack to the hardware store. Jnd told them she wouldn’t need It—-to send cr its worth in self-scaling preserve jura. SOAP ON TUB BTAIUS. A gentleman residing on Aberdeen street was, tmtll Friday last, Inclined to favor female-suf frage. His wife bad prudently delayed moving till after the Ist, so as to take advantage of the fall of house-rcutß. The house to winch they moved bod a tremendously’ steep lllght of stairs and an oil-clothed hull. The wife had the stairs Scrubbed down, and left the soap on the top Ttep. Her husband was up-stairs with a basket lull of clothes-pins lu one hand and a clock under the other arm, when ills wife, who was flown stairs, saw a mouse, and shaking her jklrts madly, bounded up an the table and let nil a series of shrill sbrleits beginning In high &//A above the clef. Her husband, thinking that tiic house was on lira at the very least, Started to run to her rescue and stepping on the piece of soap that she bud so tboughtlully left on the stairs, sut down vehemently ut the lop of'tbe flight, and slid down with the speed tf thought. Fire flew from his false teeth us ho It the edge of cachstcp, volleys of clothcs-nlna Were discharged into the air and fell rattling • mid rebounding on the oil-cloth, aud the cluck Shed its inwards over the universe. The Injur ed husband bad little time for reflection when jie readied the glare oil-cloth of the bull and That across It with scarcely diminished velocity, ilterallyffiaking the qll-clotb and Ibo scat of Ins pantaloons smoko with friction, and finally cringing up against the dour with a violence that threatened to burst the side nut of the bouse. The fearful concussion Startled bis wife, who turned u back-eomersnutt from the table Into a tub of soap-suds, in which •ho was so lightly wedged that she bad to throw a bundspring and canter on nil-fours like a turtle with a tub on her back ami cataracts of ' cuds Inundating her. Meanwhile, the hired tvaman fell off the step-ladder with » crash' like a pile-driver, and jar red down most of the 'piaster cor iilco. When the man’s wife bod sloughed her üb, she sauntered calmly into the bail and re marked, “Well, men are the clumsiest—'And the hall had Just been washed, too.” Her husband did not say much, but he thought a “rood deal*, and now, be says. Just let Susan B. Anthony come and lecture hero again, ami if no other man Ims the courage to hiss, he will, 60 help him Jasper FaeUiumerUm. TIIE MAY Oil ATiT Y, fQB LATEST SCHEME OP TUB BX-USUBPBR AMD TUB UUMMBII POLITICIANS. Colvin, the bummer ex-Alderuien, and the horde of lax-cat era who have fo*ycars been fat tening at the public crib, die hard. They have matured a scheme which they arc now engineer ing, whereby they may again come into power and set at naught the will of the people as ex pressed In -the late election. They have caused to lie circulated lu obscure and low drinking-saloons throughout the city, mainly on the North and West Sides, petitions fur signatures, to be presented to the Council, asking that a special election be called at an early date to give the people an opportunity to dudfaro whether they will continue to be governed by the charter of 1872 or adopt that of 1875. They hope to fix things up so that the latter will be Adopted. This will bo followed by a general election, which thg bummer ele ment hope to capture, uud thus rehabilitate themselves In oillco for the toko of plunder. These bummers have evidently ' forgotten that whom the gods would destroy they first mako moil The scheme Is a bold one, but It will nut work. Thu days of “plug-ugly” and “Bean-Club” rule have depanea never to return. The counsel for Mayor iioyne will probably (lie their pleading. In .newer;lo Coifin’. Infor nintton for ft quo wftrmnto 10-dny, ahonltl tho cx-Uaiirnor still ho determined to push the nmt tcrln llicniurte, which his warmest personal friends think ho will not do. VON IIOIiI/EN. EXTRACTS PROM A I.ETTRR BBCBIVBD DT HIS COURSBU The following excerpts are token front a let ter received by A. 8. Trade from George Von Hollcn, tho defaulting City Collector, who is now located In Canada: I)RAn Fin: Away from homo, In a strange land, anil among strangers, ostracised from society, friends, home, and family. 1 am here awaiting the verdict of nubile opinion for the acts of others rather than those of my own. In Inking n retrospective view of my atfairs I find that I have been a tool as well ns a fool, and In tho hands of gamblers, and worse limn citmhiers-.pambling politicians. Tho servile Chicago papenVslnrc my departure, arc be fore me, andln them I nee that I am arraigned nsa very bad character; and whnt hurts mo most, what Is utterly untrue, the charge that I have been In housenof 111-fame, and that, however, Is denied In other papers, and lam glad of that, because It hurts mo mo«t, and I never In ray life was In a Louse of that character. The .Vfflrt/s-Zel/wnp and JfeueFrele Prate , I sec, have crossed words on my account, and the scoun drel lllchaells denies having blackmailed me. Per haps that check for S.IOO which 1 left In your hands for reference will shut his defaming mouth. . • I saw tho evidence given by Mr. Donley. lie knew nothing about the monetary department of the ofllcc except ns ho got It from me. . . My present abiding-place Is comparatively pleasant. The copy of extradition treaty, with comments thereon, was received. . . , • There are a great many people here who are in the same boat that I ntn, but unlike mysclf. they have money; farr you know, Trade, that Iliad 5,100 few my wife and little ones, ami about SMO myself. The gamblers would not give mo a cent. 1 could not got anything back from them, tor myself I have little regard, but I have shed tears, bitter tears of anguish, when I think of my little ones at homo who are panoplied with my shame. I have a couple of lots near Humboldt I ark, bought from Henry (Srvoiiub.mm; 1 paid Fioo or SBOO on them. Let ray bondsmen have them. llcfcrrlu" to some notes mid pipers which ho had left for collection by Ms. Trade, ho says: I was very much surprised that some of them verc not honored. Now that lam away these pee* de sav Hint they have paid, which Is utterly false ml untrue. II cogently Illustrates the Inclination if somu men. when some one Is on the down-shot, o push him In his downward course. Von Hollcn says he shortly expects to go to fork. lie promises to pay Ids individual debts. CITY CERTIFICATES. CARD PROM COMPTitOLLBR HAVES. 7» th <• AV/ior rtf rhe Tribune. Chicago, May 21.—1 n an editorial In your paper of tonlay on the city certificates I find many Inaccuracies. You say “ the Comptroller presented a special case of peculiar circumstances, culling for Im mediate action, and tlio Council voted, weakly we think, that a new Issue of €300,000 bo made.” In fact the Council did nothing of tho kind, hut adopted the following resolution: Jiftolvtil, That tlio Comptroller Ins, ami he is hereby,directed to make imcli arrangements ns may bu practicable ami local to pay punctually, at ma turity, all the certificates of indebtedness of the City of Chicago issued for actual loans of money to tbc city, or for other liabilities for which on appro priation and tax-levy have been made. Tbc authority to make new loans already ex isted under the law and the ordinances of tho city. The resolution was a -declaration to the world that tho new City Council wits opposed to repudiation, and sustained tho Comptroller in the honest payment of our Just debts. You sav, “Outsideof tbc Comptroller’s office not a citizen had any knowledge how much of such paper was outstanding, it has been tho good fortune of the city that It ha* had such a mau us Mr. Hayes in tho Comptroller’s office,” etc. , 1 Thanking yon for the compliment to myself personally, 1 must correct your statement. Every citizen Interested can know at any time exactly how much of such paper Is outstand ing by obtaiuiug a report, which can be verified by tho Mayor and proper com mittees of tho City Council. The means of knowledge are the same as in reference to tho amount drawn from tho Treasury*!)* cash war rants of tho Mayor and Comptroller, or tho amount of long bonds outstanding; tho same os exist In connection with tho finances and obli gations of other cities of tlio several States and of tlio General Government. You say “Wo know that tiro Comptroller has stated his opinion on tho wisdom ot borrowing money on paper which the city has no legal authority to issue, but Hint system is none tho less vicious Irocausc tho Comptroller Insists on adhering to It.” I answer, tho Comptroller hn§ no such opin ion, and insists on nothing of tho kind. I Issue no paper which is not in strict conformity to tho law, ami drawn in accordance with the recent decision of the Circuit Court. I differ with Tub Triounb on two points. One Is the payment of I lie current expenses. I hold that when the city hires laborers, police men, firemen, school-teachers, etc., it should pay them by exercising Us acknowledged power to burrow money, and not compel several thousand of needy persons to wait two or three years for the means to buy their daily bread. The other point is the meeting of our just ob ligations heretofore Incurred. The €2,800.000 ot our temporary debt, being all that remains unpaid,was Ineurfcd, for money to pay the Interest on our funded debt and for other legitimate purposes, all in anticipation of taxes and within the appropriations. I am for paving tins debt honestly as It matures. The Tribune Is not, but wishes tho city to take the position of an insolvent debtor, under the false assumption that the obligation is questionable. This Is nothing but repudiation in disguise, and but thinly disguised ut that. It would ruin the credit mid good name of Chicago for ail time to come. I assert that a city with a first Hen on 8400,- 000,000 worth of property, with a funded debt practically of less than 89,000,000, and an annual income of 84,000,000 or 80,000,000, is able to pay 83,800,000 of borrowed money, and that without aodges, equivocations, or excuses. She lias always paid, and while 1 am Comptrol ler she shall pay, and pay to the day, if lean find lawful means to effect it, no matter who opposes. 8. S. Hates. THE COMMEROIAIj XjOAN. ANOTUEU MEBTINQ OP TUB CHEDITOUS OF TUAT DEFUNCT CONCERN. The depositors of the defunct Commercial Loan ami Trust Company Savings Bank, to the number of about seventy-five, gathered yester day afternoon in a room back of Klaro’s billiard ball, No. 70 North Clark street, for the purpose of spurring up the stockholders mid the As signee, In order to get the CO per cent balance due them. Auton Frederick presided, and Adolph Kcuckeu acted as Secretary. There was one solitary, woe-begone looking woman present. The Chairman stated the object of the meet ing, and Mr. Henry Uaolllcb, from the Stand ing Committee, made a brief verbal report. Ho had recently seen the Assignee, Mr. J. D. Har vey, and he had asked him why ho did not pro ceed against the stockholders. Mr. Harvey bad told him lie had done nothing, because Mr. Smith, ids lawyer, hud been ill. A probable dividend would no paid after Juno 1, if they got a decision In the Harding ease, now lu the courts. This dividend would probably amount to from 5 to 8 tier cent. There was a party willing to buy the charter and pay 75 per cent In cash for It. If Harding's cose was decided by June. 1 next, it would give the depositors some $35,000 in money now in controversy. Cronkhite owed them some $30,000, which would soou be paid, as it was secured by the lioessnucller property, 00 by 80 feet, nr#r Clark-strect bridge, which would soon be sold. Myers owed $3,000, which would not be due uu lll two years from now. There was much paper in the igink Which was overdue, both Interest and principal. Mr. Harvey had promised a full report by June 1 next. He (the speaker) thought it best, If they could get It, to accept 75 cents on the dollar. They had already been paid 50 cents, and be thought If the other 25 per ceut was soon forthcoming, it would be wiser to take it than wait three or four years aud get the balance in dribbles of from 6 to 8 pur vent, aud thus wait several years for tbelr money. Mr. Frederick stated that ho wanted It un derstood that Mr. Harvey had done his duty thus far, and they did not-wunt to find fault wiili him, but that mutters were moving too slow. He wanted to bear something more. Hu understood tliat, when ttie bank closed, it could have paid 50 cents on the dollar, but instead it hud been divided and paid In two in stallments. The next probable dividend hud dwindled down from IS pur cent to 5, and he wanted to know how they stood. Ho thought that they should get a committee to see Mr. Hurvey, who, lie said, was a gentle man, and would answer all questions mid treat them jiollleW. What lie wanted to see chosen was a committee who would give their time and work for the interest of the depositors. Mr. Uuetlicli liad been the only gentleman on the committee who bad done any work. Mr. De laney had done nothing, aud cx-Ald. Jonas, be ing one of the crooked ones, bad as much Just now as ho could do to protect himself. Mr. KactHch’e report, which was a verbal one, was accented, nod the Committee discharged. , Ur* Charles lie Ifs dm cider moved that an THE CHICAGO TRIBUNES MONDAY* MAY 22, 1876. other committee be appointed to carry on the work of the committee Just discharged. Car ried. The Clmlr appointed Charles Uclfsohncld cr,M. Mlctschky, and Dr. Waller Huchtsnian. The Comtnltton wan instructed to see Mr. Harvey during the week, and get a full and ac curate statement from him. which I* to he print ed and distributed to the depositors, nndlicrc after printed monthly statements were to ho made. The Chairman stated that there were (1,000 depositors, and he moved Hint Mr. Harvey bo requested to hereafter pay them In currency In stead of checks, and thus save some SIOO In revenue stamps to the depositors. Mr. Uelfselmclder wanted the stilts against tho stockholders pushed, and.ln that way they might get pretty nearly the balance duo them. After sumo further discussion, tho meeting adjourned. TUB CENTBNNIAIi FOURTH. TUB tfrlTBD IRISH SOCIETIES, Tp CBLBRRATB. A meeting of tho united Irish societies of this city was held at Mnskcll’s Hall yesterday afternoon, the object being to take into constd arallon the propriety of Irishmen taking some united part In celebrating tho coming Fourth of July. David Walsh called tho meeting to"ordcr, and John O'Mara moved that the societies unite In the proposed celebration, and tho motion pre vailed. Mr. McGuire moved that tho day bo celebrat ed bv nubile procession. Mr. Walsh moved na an amendment that the societies unite In a picnic on tho Fourth of July, .the proceeds to ho devoted to somu charitable purpose. Ho supported his motion in a violent speech In which it cropped but that he had very little respect for the fact that tils adopted coun try was a hundred years aid,#and etfll less for tho Fourth of July. Aid. Uyon replied to Mr. Walsh In a very ficrtincnt speech, and at times one could Inrng nc that ‘‘Our Carter’s” eagle woe hovering over tho assemblage. Tho amendment of Mr. Walsh was Most Anally, and the original motion prevailed by a large vote. A motion was made to ciocl a Grand Marshal,, but owing to tho tact that all of the societies 3 were not represented, the election was post poned for two weeks. A resolution providing for the erection of n monument to the memory of the late Col. Mulli gan, to cost $1,500, was presented, and laid over for two weeks. Tho meeting then odjonrncd. AMUSEMENTS. THE CHOPIN RECITALS. The ninth of Sir. Carl Wolfsohn’s Chopin re citals occurred at Standard Hall lost Saturday afternoon, the programme being as follows: Polonaises in C sharp minor and In E fiat minor, op. 20, Nos. 1 and 2; four mazurkas, In F sharp minor, Q major, G minor, and 0 minor; Tamntclle In A fiat major, op. 43; and the Fnntasic in F minor, op. 40. Thu polonaises are what might bo called “boarding-school” compo sitions, fur everybody drums them in the parlor and in the school. Of the numerous mazurka of Chopin, Mr. Wolfsohn’s selec tion of the above-mentioned four was an excellent one, for they illustrated satisfactorily the various styles of Chopin’s mazurkas, each of which has such numerous pretty little melodies, following each otluy* In rapid succession, which would give many a com poser ample material for writing a melodious concerto. The Tarantella Is always sure to please an audience, as its rapid tempos arc very taking. The Fantasia was the feature of the pro gramme. It belongs, as we mentioned a week ago, to the greatest of Chopin’s compositions, such ns the Allegro do Concert.—to be ployed next Saturday,—the fourth Ballade, ami the Bamirolc, which were written In the latter period of Chopin’s life, all of which show greater breadth and depth than those of the earlier periods. The Funtaslo begins with a very sombre funcrnl-mareh, forming the greater Eart of the composition, broken rather abruptly, ere and there, by short syncopated passages, which give to the dreary colors of the composi tion « rather passionate and impetuous ex pression. The performance of this number, played with that discriminate phrasing and nicety of coloring for which Mr. Wolfsohn Js noted, formed a delightful and agreeable con trast to tbc lighter and less difficult uumhurs of tho programme. Thu vocal portion of tho concert was not tip to tho standard of former recitals. It con sisted of four of Mendelsohn’s songs,—“Zu- Iclka,” “Bun of tho Sleepless,” “Cradle Song,” and “Spring Song,”—sung by Miss Emma M. Shaw. Mias Shaw’s singing was not satisfac tory for several reasons. Her voice is not a fine one, and lacks character, although she has a few excellent tones in the upper register. Her method is a bad one, and her execution, on tho whole, was rather crude. Next Saturday afternoon, tho tenth and last recital will take place, for which an unusu ally interesting programme has been pre pared. As at each recital there has been one number which formed tho climax of tho pro gramme, so next Saturday’s programme will be tbc climax of the leu redials. It will consist of two I’olonnlses, In A major, (“ mllltalro ”) and C minor; three Nocturnes, In 11 flat minor, E fiat major, and B major; two Impromptus. In F shan> major ami G fiat major; ami tho Allegro dc Concert; besides six simple songs of Chopin, to bo sung uy Mrs. 0. K. Johnson. Tins PAPPENIIEIM OPERA. Hooloy’s Theatre was not as well filled last evening as on the previous Sunday night, al though the programme was in reality a better one, giving Madame Pappcnhclm ample oppor tunity to show her rare lyric and dramatic abili ties to the best advantage. The programme fur once was carried out os announced, and consisted of ttio first and fourth acts of “Trovatoro;” the second act “ Dcr Frelsclmolz,” and the second act of “ Lu crctla Borgia.” To Madame Pappcnhclm wo can only nwari} the greatest praise. She not only renewed the excellent Impression’ that she made hero at farmer performances, but sur prised and captivated her audience beyond its greatest expectations. Wo havo spoken before of her powerful voice, of its extensive range, its sympathetic quality, and of the richness of tone, nut we have not as yet had the opportunity of witnessing her In tier heavy dramatic roles, in which shu Is at her best. As In iMtiora she showed us an intense and great piece of acting, os also ns Agatlui, ut It was us Luerciln that shu shone with the greatest brilliancy. In the alle gro movement lu the opening ut “Trovatoro” one noticed the want of flexibility and elasticity of her voice, which is usually the case with ar tists possessing such powerful organs, for Instance, Zucchl, Medori, and Goz zaulga. Her singing of the grand aria of “Der Ffciseimctz” was powerful, in tense, and effective, Iter facial expression alone showing the artist. Her Lucretut was a grand impersonation, full of fire and intensity, and played with a queenly grace. The only other member of the troupe that deserves fuvotahlo mention was Mr. Felix Prrusser, who, as Count dl Luna, and the Duke Alfoiuo, showed a beautiful baritone voire very effectively, find played throughout with a rare finish, fie la an artist who I? fully worthy of a place side by side with Madame Poppcubelm. The tenor, Mr. Beetz, was exe crable throughout, and by bis wretched singing spoiled the effect of several concerted numbers. We must not forget the orchestra under the di rection of Mr. Hans Bulatka, which did efficient work in excellent stylo. An operatic melange is generally unsuccessful and unsatisfactory, Iml tills one may bo pul down hs a success notwithstanding several shortcomings, such as u miserable tenor, poor alto, and u Utile audito rium In which the prlma donna had to bold back her voice in order to be heard to advantage. THE INDIANS. Bfitdal DtipatcA to Th» TWMnu. Sioux Citr, la., May 21.—A telegram from Fort Bully lays small parties of Indians are leaving tho reservation dally, ostensibly to hunt game, out really to go on the war path and unt for the scalps of Black Kills pilgrims. DON'T YOU BELIEVE THEM. Whenany one tells you they are selling you furni ture at “buyout figures," don’t bullflvu It. Oiler us cash ami sue what your money buys. Holton & Hildreth, 22S ami 237 Statu street. OZONIZED OX-MARROW FOR THE HAIR, ByOuck&llayncr, maker* of the *’Mara" Cologne. Thrifty Ithacans. s* /fA'ien Ju'trnal. We hear that certain lazy, good-for-nothing fellows about town arc In thu following busi ness: They scrupu a few cents together and buy a little poison, which they give to u dog. and then apply to thu authorities fur tho dollar which is allowed for burying deoil animals that may bo lying about. Receiving this, they go on a spree. Ifihey have good luck then, they ore taken to Jail and fed well for ten days or so, when they are let out to go through the same performance again. CASUALTIES. Terrific Hail-Storm in Hew Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, Nearly the Same Phenomenon nt Sioux City—High Water In Minnesota. STOEM DAMAOE. Special JMipatrh to The Tribune. LaCrosse, Wls., May 21.—The heavy rain storm of Friday was followed by another last evening of much greater severity. It Is re ported to-day that the Root River'and Kush Creek, on the lino of the Southern Minnesota Railroad, are again on the rampage. The Southern Minnesota Rond has sulTcrcd a wash out between Whalen and Rushford, and lost five bents of the Rush-Creek bridge at Rush ford. It Is feared that other roads and bridges In this vicinity have snlferod quite severely. No other particulars aro received. The railroad mentioned have largo gangs of men at work, and will bo clear to-morrow. Sperinl Dispatch to The Tribune. Madison, Wls., May 31.— Thursday night and Friday evening wo hail very copious rains here abouts, the latter a hcaly thunder-shower. Thu track of the Chicago «fc Northwestern Railroad was washed out for some 20 feet some 0 miles south of hero last night so that the regular passenger trains had to transfer their contents, but the road Is all right to-day. Morristown, N. J., May 21.—A storm from 5 to 0, with hail terrific, some as largo as hens’ eggs. Church, store, and house windows were shattered, greenhouses demolished, car dens ruined, and fruit utterly gone. The damage to roads Is yet unascertained, but Is be lieved to he very heavy. Lancaster, ra., May 21.—A tremendous rain storm, accompanied by hailstones inch in diameter, visited this vicinity to-day. It Is feared that much damage has been done to fruit and grain. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Oi.net, .May 21.—Tills region of the country was visited to-day with a very heavy rain and thunder storm, flooding our streets and overflow liigthe bottoms. During the storm Peter Brill- Jiarbc’s residence inthnwest endotlhetown was struck, the lightning tearing off thu weather boarding amt'flinging down the chimney. No one was Injured. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Sioux Cm*, la., .Slay 21.—Specials this* even ing from Southern Dakota give further particu lars of the terrible storm which visited Uhc western part of Clay County yesterday after noon. The storm came from the southwest, and was the most destructive of any that ever occurred In that vicinity. At Oayvlllo, on the Dakota Southern Road, 50 miles* west of this city, n majority of the buildings In town were badly, and some of them completely, wrecked. The hailstones there fell In such quantity ns to cover the ground to a depth of about •( inches, and were of Im mense size, measuring 1 to 3 Inches In diameter, and in their fall breaking the siding from build ings am! breaking sash ami glass In windows en tirely out. Several buildings were blown down ami many moved from their foundations. Nix lives were lost, though several persons were seriously Injured. Growing crons In the track of the tornado were completely destroyed.- • DROWNKD. f&eelnl Di*i>(Uch to The Tribune. LaCrossb, Wis., May 31.—At Houston, Minn., Friday evening, four men were out fishing in a small boat. The boat was roughly rocked for amusement, resulting in its being capsized. Two of tho occupants, .Tames Waite, and another man, name not ascertained, were drowned. The bodies were recovered yesterday. Near Spring Valley, Minn., tho same day, a fanner, named Corey, wldlo attempting to cross a lyvollcn stream on a bridge under the water, drove bis team off tlm bridge and was drowned. . fipeclat Dbirttch to The THbuns. Detroit, Mich., May 21.— Yesterday after noon a small boat capsized upon the river and a young man named William Lean was drowued. Daisy Donne. 2few Orteon* Jtullelln. Daisy Deane sat on one of tho low benches in tho front row. Her pretty face was rather flushed, and her bold, black eyes had lost sumo of their brightness, for Daisy Deane had been dhmk the night before, and had been locked up. One of her ‘‘friends,” however, had secured her release fur tho night, under promise that she would come to court and answer, and In keeping with her promise she had come. Daisy Deane was one of ttie fallen, and was one of the wildest; but it was the first time she had been called on to make a promise of tho kind or to answer, for Daisy Deane was noted as “a now one.” » Sho Bat in tho front row, strangely subdued, and sho looked upon tho proceedings of tho Court In a listless way, ami was apparently un conscious of the admiring gaze of the clerks und the admiring glances of tho Judge. Tho “drunks” und “disturbances” were trotted out and trotted in again, and still Daisy Duane looked on und seemed to see nothing; until, at last, an old woman was led out—a wo man with gray hair, wrinkled face and hands, and shabby hut neatly patched clothes. Shu ad vanced in a dazed way, and trembled us elm stood before tho Judge. Daisy Deano looked on her in tho same absent manner she hud looked on nil the others, but sho started. Iter face flushed, and sho leaned forward and gazed on tho old wofnan with pain ful intensity; then she sank hack, dropped her eyes and lowered her veil, hut her faeo was still turned to tho trembling form. Tho old womau had been arrested as a va grant. Thu ofllccr said ho hod watched her. Sho had a habit of coming hack of town at all hours of 'tho day and night; he had seen her when he was on day duty and when ho was on night duty, and she hud a habit of looking into the windows of sumo of those houses b.iek of town in a strange, searching way. When ho asked her: “ What arc you tip to, and what do you do for a living!” sho gave no satisfactory answer, aud he hud taken ucr In as being on “ tho vag.” Tho formal question was put by tho Court: “What have yon to say I” And oil sho had to say was—and sho said ft In a quivering voice— “l was looking for my daughter, sir.” This was no answer under tho law, and tho Court, having in tho one question compiled with the formalities, asked no more, hut passed sentence, “ Ten dollars or twenty days.” An ofllccr took charge of tho old woman and started for tho dock, whim Daisy Deuno arose. “Stop, ollleer,” she said, und advanced to tho clerk’s desk, laid down a 810 hill, and, pointing to tho old woman, said, “For her.” The clerk nodded to the ofllccr, and os Daisy Deano re sumed her seat tho old woman murmured. “God bless you, my dear, God bless you,” and then went out. After a while Daisy Deano was called, and sho came to tho bar. In ohedlcqee to orders sho gently raised her vull, and turned to tho Court a pale, tear-stained face, and tho clerks whisper ed, “There is something tho matter with her.” Tho formal question, “ What havo you to say I” was put, hut sho made no answer, and t he Court passed sentence, “ Ten dollars or ten days.” * The clerk held out his hand for the lino, but she turned quietly away, lowered her vail again, and walked to the dock, and when tlio gate was opened went In. Thu clerks, tho Judge, and everybody were astonished. Blie was one of “the hatch” which entered the black Marla. Shu served her time, although “friends” olfured to pay the line, and after that she was. never seen bock of the town and was never again brought In. Tho oillcer who arrested Daisy Deane stated one.night that he had seen her In tho early morning while .on his way home, ou a quiet street uptown, with that old woman. Ho said, “ You would hardly know her, shu was so neat ly and yet so poorly dad, and was so tender with the other;” and he expressed tho belief that thu old woman hud found her daughter. Setting n Creek on PI re* Corrf*pond«nc« Sem lork .Van. Oil City, Pa., May 15.—A singular phenom enon can now bo seen In Clarion County, Pa., within 80 miles of this dty, on a small stream known us Cattish Uun. L'or a long time tho in habitants of that locality have noticed a coin motion on tho surface of the water, like that made by gns bubbling to tho surface. These bubbles have been seen for many years, but no particular notice was taken of them until re cently, when thu quantity of escaping gas In creased, and the surface of the stream fur sev eral rods was covered with bubbles. A stroug smell of gas also Impregnated ttm ulr lu tho vi cinity. Last month tho place was visited by several fentlemen who hail heard of the phenomenon, 'hey became convinced that It was gas, and de termined to test Us burning qualities. A bunch of rags was obtained at alarm-house, and thor oughly saturated with kerosene. To this a match won applied, and thu boning ball thrown into the stream, Before it reached thu surface of thu water, thu gas ignited and u slight explo sion followed. In a few moments the body of tho gas burned steadily, and In every portion of the stream small llames sprung up where tho gus escaped in moderate quantities. Since that day thu gas lias continued lu burn, and the urea of the stream covered by it has increased until now tho Arcs extend a quarter of a mile up and down the run. Catfish Uun Is a eluggtshjtreara bounded on .either side by steep, wooded bluils. At night the scene olong the burning stream fa magnifi cent. The Un a light up the dark forests, and sparkle on the waters, making n spectacle rarely witnessed. This stream Is contiguous to oil ter ritory*, and the only satisfactory theory of the source of the gas is that It arises from petro leum deposits beneath the water, ns the same phenomenon, although the gas was In leas quan tity, has been noticed on Oil Creek. MILWAUKEE. Concerning Crooked Whlskr. Special Correspondence of The Tribun s. Milwaukee, Wls., May 18.— While the Leg islative Investigating Committee has been busy with the crookcdncM of the Governor’s office at Madison, the citizens of Milwaukee have had a refreshing season In tho United States Court, where the attempt has been *made to Implicate three of Chicago’s citizens In a conspiracy to steal certain papers from the Government offi cials, of great Importance In the whisky.eases. The trial of Jonas and Goldberg Is still pro gressing at the present writing, and from the evidence Introduced there seems to ho little doubt but lliSt no agreement was actually en tered Into to do a certain Job of stealing, not so much to help the distillers that had been In dicted, aa to get about 130,000 of tbetr money. And Just hero let me remark that the sym pathies of the people begin to flow out after the cheated, swindled, and betrayed distillers. First, they were made to pay blood money to the politicians and Federal officers for the priv ilege of running crooked; then their heathen attorneys taxed them enormous fees for getting them convicted and scut to prison; then ball was forfeited and paid; then the Government seized all their property, and so with a ruined business, a penniless family, a blasted reputa tion, and a hopeless future, their punishment Is very great, whllo some of the bfg sinners for whom their money was spent like water still go unwhipped of Justice. Hero, for ex ample, arc two young men who were only In the rectifying business for six months. The Govern ment seized all their property, and the Court, after an expensive trial, sent them to Jail. Next comes a Gauger who Is said to be worth $100,009, the fruit of bis perjury In making false returns, he turned State’s evidence, OAVB TUB n&va ALL AWAT, and now walks the streets like a lord In tho en joyment of tho love and esteem of his fellow citizens and tho proud possessor of a handsome fortunol It is all right that tho figure of Justice holding the scales should have a 'bandage tied tightly over her eyes/ She must ho blind indeed It this Is tho way things go. So, I repeal, tho distillers themselves have been the object of a conspiracy mor* foul and meaner than they ever organized against the revenues of the Government. Men high In Kallticul station promised them immunity if icy would pay. and they paid; the Govern ment officials that were set to watch them promised to. shield them from all harm if they would pay, and they paid: eminent legal counsel agreed to keep them clear of con viction in tho courts if they would only pay, and they paid; potent Influences were promised to ho used in their favor at Washington If they would only pay, and they jxild / So they have been broiled on everybody’s gridiron until there Is not n drop of paying gravy left In them. Last of all their woes comes m tho shape of fl. J. CONKLIW, Into Revenue Agent, who lied to Canada shortly after his indictment. Conklin’s personal history and transactions us treasurer of the Ring and collector of crooked money for political pur- ? ones—besides being the sturdy supporter of Intt H. Carpenter—have all been so often al luded to In tho correspondence of Tub Tribune that I need not repeat tho oft told tale at this time. “Conk” Is a smart fel low, notwithstanding all his official ras calities, and was in a position to know all about this crooked whisky business In alt Us length and breadth and thickness. The air of Canada did not agree with him, and ho has been negotiating for a return to Ills old haunts. It is rumored that the Government officials have gone very slow In his cose, and refused to grant him immunity unless ho would give evidence of value to the prosecution, and such as they had not been able to obtain from other sources. Conklin wandered about tlio streets of Windsor murmuring to himself the touching lines of Watts, slightly altered: “While Bristow's lamp holds out to bum. . Thu vilest Onager may return.” Why should not a revenue agent return also! And so he communicated with McKinney and with Marshal Hamilton in regard to his case, and tho result Is that ho will be allowed TO COMB BACK AH SOON AS lIG IS WANTED. Ho was required to write out his testimony In full and send It hero fur Inspection, before an afllrmatlvo answer was given film. All this your corrcspondcut has been -told by a little bird that was let loose at Windsor a short time ago. “ Conk’s ” statement Is full of richness, it Is said, and lam assured that there Is meat enough in it, so to speak, to supply several flrst-etnss butcher-shops for some weeks, 110 unveils tho removal of Burpee, and his own appointment In Ids place—tho secrets of tho Middleton distillery' business, and tho political Influences that were evolved from that mash—and ho throws some light on tho LAST SENATORIAL ELECTION, which goes to Justify tho bolters in tbo Re publican caucus. You will remember how one Mutt 11. Carpenter threatened to sue The Tuidune for libel ns soon us ho got time, and you doubtless know that ho has not yet found time to bring that suit. Thu suit ho did commence against a well-known correspondent here for an alleged libel, ho withdrew the next week, paid his own costs, and ran oil to Wash ington, leaving his whisky clients hi tho lurch. In Conklin’s testimony, if It Is over given, It will probably come out why ' MU. CARPENTER bo suddenly discontinued ope libel suit that ho rashly began, and also why ho did not com mence tho others us he promised. Mr. Conklin was Mali's right-hand man; Indeed, he was both bowers and tbo aee, and who knows but that that pure und abused statesman will now bo vindicated, and those of us who havo occasionally hinted that ho was the head ami front of tho crooked whisky business will ho put to shame, and mode to cut our own words. Even tho discreet Trihunb may bo made to gut down on its metaphorical 'knees and ask tho cx-Sonutor’s pardon. Anyhow, let each one agreo to stand his share of tho shame, whatever It Is, If hu will toll tho truth, tho whole IrutA, and nothing but tho truth, as he has agreed to. It Is upon this express condition, us I understand it, that Immunity has been promised him, and In order that his memory may not flag lu tho trying ordeal of a cross-examination, Tie has been required to write out at length jast what ho will swear to. Doubtless Mr. Carpenter will leave Belknap’s enso to tho tender core of Black «fc Blair, tils associate counsel, and hurry homo by tho fast mall train, to bo present at tho complete and triumphant vindication which tho testimony of his old friend and confident, Conklin, la sure to givu him! JUDOS DIXON. While I am on this subject, I will say that the course of Judge Dixon has been such us to create a serious suspicion In regard to his action. Hu Is our Chief Justice of tho Supreme Court, and Is assisting Mr. McKinney In tho prosecution of these whisky thieves. He has held bock In the breeching like a balky mare, In tho matter of getting Conklin's testimony, or acting upon It, and It was not until It was quietly hinted about tho streets that ho would be displaced un less be waived his pertonal /edlttg In the case, that he took hold of It In real earnest. His friendship for a well-known poli tician, and his strong desire to screen him, are said to ho tho reasons for his extraordinary ac tion. If his eyes oro not already open to the course that tho public expects of him, they will bo before long. Tho big coons In this whisky business arc still up the tree. A BTUAMOB VITALITY. There seems to bo a strange fatality attending tho ease qf ex-Collector Erskino ana others as sociated with him id the olllco. Ho was appoint ed by Andrew Johnson and held the otllco about eight years. Ho was the Collec tor all through the crooked whisky business, and to suppose that he sat there through it all without any knowledge of what was going on, is simply to suppose film to be a natural-born fool. and that ho Is nut. Hu was Indicted, tried once and acquitted, but another indict ment has been found against him and his trial postponed until October. One of hla original bondsmen was tho late TUB HOH.iUBNUT BTBVBN3, of Radno County, a State Senator for many years, and a man of wealth and Influence In tho State. Stevens was also on the olllclal bond of his InephuW, Taft, the convicted Gauger who Is now serving out Ills term In the State’s Prison at Waupun. Last spring Stevens went to tho house of cx-Bonator .Morris, and arose one morn ing before the rest of thu family were out of biju and « 2IOKO HIMSBf.P TO A TUBE « In a Held near by the family mansion. Stevens was well off, and, so far us any human {wuetra tlou could fathom, was tho lust mail to suspect of wishing to commit suicide. Wbethtr bp was plagued with the Idea of being ball for Erskuio, and suffering In a way la ease ol ids cgnyicUon,—adawj to the mortification of his nephew’s Indictment*—or whether there wero other unexplained causes for the rash act, we nro yet In the dark. THAT WAS TUB FIRST ACT IH TUB TRAOBDT. The second opens with thn sudden Insan ity and death of ex-Scuntor Morris, at whose house Btcvcnn Hung himself, and upon whom Ershlno mainly depended to establish his prcvlons good character. Thu third net Is the second Indictment of Ershlno for a State’s Prison offense upon the testimony of Henry D. Sherman, ami thu next wo hear of young Sher man HR 19 IN TUB INBANR RO9PITAD at Oshkosh, and Ersklnc's trial Is postponed until fall in consequence of Ids (Sherman's) Inability to attend and give Ids testimony. Bher man was Ersklnc’s Deputy nil through the term of his office. mid In fact knew much more about Us affairs than the Collector himself did. Ho and the other Deputy (SMwart) are the only two persons connected with the Revenue De parted In this city that escaped Ipdlctmcnt* The curtain has not yet descended upon this dreadful drama, but awaits the ringing of the bell by JUDGES DRUMMOND AND DTBIt. Rut so far there have been two cases, of Insani ty, one suicide, and a young man recently mar ried receives the first visit from his wifo mid new-born child In a prisoner’s cell! What ma terial for the pen of Victor Hugo or George El iot, and how that old threadbare adage comes hack to us again more forcibly, than ever, that " Truth Is stranger than fiction I” T. , A Question of Damages* Detroit Free Prets. A colored citizen of Ohio street maintains a family dog about 0 inches high and 8 Incites long. The said dog never tried to cat any one up until yesterday, when lie attacked a pedestrian and nipped fits leg. Tim pedestrian »b once called thu owner of the dog out of doors and demand ed damages. • “ Whar’s do proofs of the bile 1" Inquired the colored man. “ Right there,” replied the victim," exhibiting a black and blue spot. “ And what’s the datnngo 1” ,r Flvu hundred dollars.” "Shoo I you can have the dog for a dollar I” "Makes no difference,” continued the man. "I don’t say that ho has indicted five hundred dollars' worth of physical damage. 1 estimate It ntonly two shnilngs.lbul I can lie awake at nights and think of hydrophobia for no small sum.” “ I can rover pay dot gum." “Then I’ll sue you I” “Very well. I’ll adjourn do suit till the bite gets well, and den whar will ycr proofs be 1” Thu man reflected a moment and said: “I see. We must come down to physical damages.” 'Hie colored man knocked the dog In the head with tlm spade, and os the animal kicked his hist he remarked: “If you Ims been bitten by a dog I don’t know nuflln about It. I used to own a little deg, but he’s dead now! If dor’s any more talk ’bout damages around hcah I’ll climb over dc fence and hurt some white man.” Combustion of a Drunkard. An inhabitant of Fmitcnay-fiOU«-Doir, one of the most charming little suburbs of Paris, lias recently departed this life under circumstances which merit the attention of everybody, but more particularly of the scientific and medical world. The man in question hodlong been a continued-dnuiKard, and Imbibed, on an aver age, a quart and a half of brandy per diem. Conscious of the degradation of-his besotting vice, ho kept aloof from his family, and at times shut himself up in ids room for uavs together, in order to pursue his devotion to Bacchus un molested by ttio reproach or remonstrance of the iulldol. Ho bad frequently been forced to abandon the braudy-bottle by the approach gi delirium tremens, Lut ho was no sooner cured by the doctors than lie returned to his favorite love. At length ho was seized with an irresisti ble desire to destroy himself, which the medical sages call the “nostalgia of alcohol.” On Easter Sunday ho shut mmfclf up again; but, remaining secluded longer than usual, the neighbors broke open his door. An overpower ing smell of spirits struck ttiom on entering the room, where the remains of a charcoal lire were found, and on looking on the bed, there lay the body of the man reduced to cinders 1 The doc tors say that spontaneous combustion must have taken place shortly after tho drunkard lay down to die. Fight between a Devil-Fish anil a Lobster. An Interesting account of tho octopus, or devll-flub, has been given by Prof. Kolhnan, of Munich, who has been studying the animal’s habits at tho Naples aquarium, where there are several specimens In the tanks. One of them was placed in the same compartment with a large lobster which had recent ly killed a turtle 2 feet long by crushing its skull. A fierce com bat ensued, and the octopus wrenched n claw away from tho lobster, who was thereupon placed In the odloinlng tank. Tho octopus then climbed out of the water over the partition, and was only discovered with tho atoin lobster In bis clutches, literally topi in two. Prof. Kollman thinks till? pursuit is proof of intelligence; and he shows not only that these wonderful crea tures can swim backwards and forwards, jump 4 feet out of water, use their arms separately and iu different directions at tho same time, and change their colors through dearly all tho shades •of tiie rainbow, but also that they are capable of recognizing their keepers at tho aquarium, and that they actually manifest attachment for these men. A Frightful Spectacle, Nevada (Oil.) TrUmne. ■ A ten-mule team, drawing lambor, while coming from tho vicinity of tho lake this morn ing, went over tho grade near hood of King’s Canyon. Tho driver sprang from the saddle, thereby saving his llfo. Ho then stood still, a horrified and speechless witness to one of tho most terrible scones possible to Imagine. The mules, wagon, and lumber pitched downward In onu confused, rolling mass, nearly 2,000 feet into tho bottom of tho gorge, wild cries from tho crushed and mangled animals rending tho air as they were hurled madly down tho steep mountain-side, until, when nearing the bottom, and life becoming uxtlnct, tho agonizing sounds censed, and all became silent In death. Tho man says that after tho first 100 fectlmd been passed tho entire moss became hidden in a great cloud of snow tamed up and scattered through tho air, but that ho could distinctly hear all sounds proceeding from tiio white cloud as It rolled swiftly onward, until it struck tho bottom of the cunyou with a crash like that of an earth quake. • Pickerel that IIUo. Mr. Freas, of tho Germantown (Penn.) Tele~ jraph , whllo out pickerel fishing recently, had his finger severely bitten by a large pickerel whllo attempting to tako out the hook. Mr. Freas says: “Wo hear a great deal said of pickerel fishing hero and .there, where there are strong attractions to sportsmen, etc. Now wo know something about pickerel fishing, and what wo have to say about It is, that no genuine sportsman will have anything to du with it. Wo would rather fish fur spring suckers in a head race of a mill, if enjoyment is the objective point. Wien pickerel arc drawn to your boat and are hoisted in with a three-pronged hook largo enough to anchor a battcau, there la about as much sport in it os there would be lu a foot or a foot and a half of grcun cornstalk. But to such os do fancy this lifeless sort of fishing, wo advise them, before attempting to take out tho hdbk, to break tho neck of the fish by bending it forward, otherwise they will almost certainly bo bitten. a largo pickerel has been known to bite through the finger.” Strange Story About a Tragedy. DunHl Nev», The public have already been Informed, through tho newspapers, that a. wedding ring found upon the finger ot Mrs. Charles Metz, who, with her husband, was recently killed by Indians In lied Canon. Wyoming, had been for warded to parties iu tuts city, to be sent by them U> tho murdered woman's relatives la tho East. The Laramie Chronicle now comes out with a sensational story, lu which it Is claimed that tho Metzes and tho uegresa who accompanied them were murdered by while villains, who followed them from the Black Hills. According to tho Chronicle story, tho bodies of tho victims were despoiled of money, jewelry, and clothing, and some of tho latter Is now being worn by white men about Fort Laramie, whllo the jewelry has changed hands several times. Tho paper Doses Its sensational account on the declaration of Matthias Danglomcicr, a brother of Mrs. Mots. Spontaneous Generation. Tho spontoncous-gcueratlonlsts have found a hard nut to crock In some experiments by Mr, Worthington Smith. • Tho experiments of oth ers have ncou to boll water, assume that no Hy ing germs avtuld possibly retain life under this beat, and then point to tho living organisms that subsequently appeared as a product of spontauloty. This view has been weakened by observations of several parties, that tho blue mould in bread appears after the spores have been baked. Now Air. Smith comes with some experiments with apurea boiled in hermetically sealed tubes, which afterwards came out alive and well. . Beiul-Annual Change in tho Weather. .Yahon. On Friday, May 5, the semi-annual change of weather took place, lie date has been very uuU form now for several years, tiomo time alneo wo proved that there ore really only two sea* ■ou* la our year, their boundary line being the date just passed* Thu other boundary—t| the commencement of winter—ls the chan”* that has been denominated the November m mosphcrlc wave. Last fall this occurred nn October HI. Some of the phenomena by which the change of weather In May may bo recognised are these: There Is a sudden increase oi heat so permanent that only a long rain can mitigate it, whereas, during the winter semester, dear days were colder than rainy ones; also, the sun* mnr rains begin with the wind at 8W and end at NE, whoroaa winter rains begin at BE and end at NW, and the BE becomes now a fair-weather wind: also, on May C the trees suddenly opes their long-waiting uuds. DEATHS* nRENNAN—AMho residence of his sister, 87 Church place, Tbos. T. Rrcnnan, aged 37 yean. Funeral from 8L Bridget's Church at 0 a. q, Monday, 22d Inst., by carriages to Calrary, DONOVAN—May 21, Maggie, daughter of Pier, once and Margaret Donovan, 105 Canalport av enue. Funeral Tuesday, May S 3, at 11:30 a. m., bi can to Calvary. tSTMlddletown (Conn.) papers please copy, 11UOI1E8—Sunday, May 21, at 10:50 p, m., a| the residence of her parents, 832 North Franklin sl.. Miss Anna 8. Hughes, aged 20 years and H days, (laughter of James and Esther Hughes. Notice of funeral hereafter. BUSINESS DIIKECTOIIV* AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. TjmiST A 11RADLRV MANUFACTURING COMPA. i. nr—Plow*, Uldlnganil Wslklmt Cultivators. Sulk, Rakes, tad It. It Bcrapcrs. 67 to M Nprth Ucj, CONFECYIONEKY. Cm Ift H BOk tl O CELEBRATED throughout db a! the Unlon-expmssoato.il flfl Sbl Kt parts. llh ami tipwanl al IB I &i, 40.00 c perth. Addrcii o’uß«9lGp I orders OUNTUEU, Coufcc.’ tinner, Chicago. AUCTION SAMIS. By G. P. GOICB* & CO., 08 and 70 Wobash-ov. ZDIR/2" GOODS! Eeoilii intilra TraJe sale, TUESDAY, Bay U Fnll and attractive tines Staple and Fancy Dn Goode, Brown Cottons. Ginghams, SUlrtinßs, Bren and Coating Linens, Nolnnooks, etc. Fancy Cassl meres. Cotlonnile*. .lean*. etc. A tine of Alpacas, thirty distinct gra«ica. Mens', Buys’, acd Youths' Oiistmn-inndc Clothing. Mens*. Boys’, at.i Youths'Kata and Caps. A very complete line t.i latest styles In Fur, Wool, Cloth. Linen, and Strawy floods. New lino of Table, Pen, and Pocket Cut. cry, Silver-plated Caster*. Knives, Forks, anl, Spoons, Razors, Scissors. Shears, Carvers, Haq'l saws, etc. Parasols, Shawls. Millinery, Linen/, Kid Gloves, new line Suspenders, Summer Under wear, Clurk's Spool-Cotton, Hosiery, Drti-oie<. Belts, Soups, Pomades, Wallets, etc. Gent** Furnishings, While and Fancy Cress Shirts, etc. CARPETS! New and desirable styles in All-Wool, Cotton snj Wool, and Venetian goods. * Bale at 0:30 a. in. GKO. P. GOBI? A CO. 08 and 70 Wahnsh-av; loot and Shoe Manufactures Arc calling loudly for ZMIOHsTB-Z - , Ami In consequence wo shall, to meet their wan*", FORCE OFF a large quantity of very desire’.lo work In Men's, Women's, and Children'll Wear of (he very best grades and qualities, on Wednesday, May 24, albJi a. m. CEO. P. GORE & CO., ’ OS and 70 Wabosh-tw, ByGTpTGOKir^CO^ -, 68 and 70 Wabash-ov. On THURSDAY, May 24, at 0:30 o'clock, wo shill offer the Largest and Finest Stock of FURNITURE that baa been offered at auction, and shall sell Par lor and Chamber Furniture. Easy Chairs, Walnut Bedsteads and Bureaus, Wardrobes, Bookc.Ui!*, Marble-Ton Tables, Extension Tables, Hall Trees, Rockers, Mirrors, Mattresses, Springs. Refrigera tors and Ice-Chests, Parlor and Olllco Desks, Chairs, Show-Cases, Carpets. Sideboards; at U o’clock Carriages, Open uml Top Buggies, Demo crat Wagons, Phaetons, Sldo-Bar Itoad-Wagous, and Harnesses. 0. P. GORE & CO., Auctioneers. CARPETS. Tho attention of tho trado la dlrootod t* our closing aolos of OAEPETB, tho first ot which will tako plaoo next ‘ THURSDAY MOBBING. MAY 25, at 11O’CLOCL PBBBMPTOBY BALE OF OVER 100 ROLLS PRIME GOODS. GEO. P. GORE & CO..oßand7o Wnboah-av. By WM. A. BUTTERS & CO., Auctioneers, 118 and 120 Wobash-av. ENTIBESTOCK OP FINE ENGRAVINGS & CHROMOS Ilf BLABOBATB PBAMBS. At (Store No. S4B Statc-st., •A.T ATJOTION, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 i 21, Salt Comm at 10 o'clock a. m. Each Ear. Tho Collection embraces many Very Choice Pict ures, all handsomely framed in French Walnut, Maple, and Gilt. The Sale is peremptory. WM. A. PUTTERS & CO.. Auctioneers. BUTTERS A CO.’S REGULAR SALE, WetoesSay Morning, Mar 24, at 9:30 oW, At 118 <b 120 WnbaaU-av., N. E. cor. Madison-st, ASSORTED GLASSWARE, WHITE QBANITE WARE, Yellow anl BodtlMihain Ware, Camel«,Tiie Table cmierr. mirrais * co.'a nK»nL*n tuide siiu STAPLE & FANCY DSY GOODS, HegularMafle ClotMng.Fnrnlalilng Goods, Straw Goods, Hats, Gaps, Boots and Shoes, THURSDAY MORNING,May 28, at 0:30 o’clock,ti their Auction Rooms, 118 and 120 Wobaah-»v._ Bumua & co.’s Saturday sale, Saturday, atay 27, 0:30 o'clock a. ra., at thftli salesrooms, 118 and 120 Wobaah-av., FTJBNITURE. By JRIiISON, VOMEKOY & Coi Auctioneers, 84 and 80 Randolpb-at. 051 STATB-ST. , , . MONDAY MORNING, May 22. at 10 o’clock, ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD PUBNITUEB -A.T A.-CTOTIpN’, J , Carpets, Bedding, Parlor, Chamber, ond Dining- Room Furniture, Crockery, Glass-Ware, Stoves, etc., etc. Dwelling, 10 rooms. Bale peremptory. ELISON, POMEROY & CO., Auctioneers. SPECIAL S-A-XjIB At Our Stores, TUESDAY, MAY 23, at0:30o. m.. Now Parlor Salts, Now Chamber Sots. Carpets. Lounges, Refrigerators, Desks, Chairs, General Merchandise. PUted-Wore, General Housekceplol Good., etc. ELISOH, POMBKOViCO., 84 and 80 Randolph-st. By <JAS. P. McNAMAKA & COil 117 Wobasb-av., N. W. cor. M&dlsoa-st. 3,260 OASES BOOTS AND SHOES •AJT ATJOTIOror, Tuesday Horning, May 23, at 9:30 o'clock. Positive large sale of Now Goods at great sacri fice. NO LIMIT. JAB. P. McNAMARA & CO., Auctioneer*. AUCTION. Dy order of the Circuit Court of Cook County, 1 will, on * MONDAY, MAY 22, at 2 o'clock p. m., atlßßouthClark-st.,selltptb< highest bidder, for cash, ail the stock lo trade of the late firm of 11. M. Curtis, consisting larcely o* .CANNED FRUITS, CORN, LOBSTERS.PICKI.EU OYSTERS, Etc. Also, the store and office fund* ture and fixtures, for carrying on Ibu oyster and osd business. Also, two horses, wagons, and harness. 1 Freezing-house nt No. 107Twoutb-st..wilhleW'’t i patent freezer and apparatus. Also, one-fifth m* [ lercst la steam tug-boat, fishing apparatus, etc. HENRY M. SHERWOOD. Receiver^ , Nuiunisu UEBOUTN. •’ MENASHA, WIS. I - Brace’s National Hotel. 1 For flatting, boating, drlvt., ull .potting then * la no place m the Stale that excels Menasha and IM J surroundings. Menasha la »dvanUgooMly situated • at the fool of Wlaucbaio Lsko. on too JBf IS* a River, within an easy ride of Milwaukee, TMh**. iXlUuul U one of ibo Wit UoUla hf Uta laU^ioc,

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