Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 29, 1876, Page 7

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literature. 4 History of Transcendentalism in Now England. life, Letters, anil Table-Talk of Beniamin ’ Robert Ilaydon. OJovel by Mrs. M. I. Rayns-Storios by Louisa M. Alcott. Rorolutimmry Times—Books and periodicals Received, Etc. tkanscendentaeism. PHASBCENDBNTALI9M IN NEW ENGLAND: l aHist«uit. By Octavius Brooks Pnortitjm not. Aothor of “ Life of Theodore Parker," “ tlcllghmof Humanity," etc., etc. 12m0., pp. Sew York: O. I*. Putnam’s Sons. A history of tho rise and spread of that po plar form of philosophy termed Transcen dentalism, which was Introduced Into New En gland somewhere about fifty years ago, and In Its various developments sent out vitalizing Influence# whoso extent and duration can freely be estimated, must attract every thoughtful American. It was a movement set In motion, on tho other side of the Atlantic, among the Idealists and philosophers of Qer many, and, undergoing modifications as It pissed through France and England, assumed i new and distinctive phase when it encoun tered the active, Independent Intellects that In unusual numbers had gathered at the time ,round the centres of culture on our Northern icaboard. The opening of the current century was par ticularly notable In New England os one of those periods In the history of human thought, recurring at regular Intervals like recurrent ivavts on Time 1 # great ocean, when there Is a tudden nud simultaneous Influx Into the world cf vigorous and original minds. In the year ISSO, when tho germs of tho Transcendental philosophy had already been transplanted toour {bores, Emerson, “ the descendant of eight gen erations of Puritan clergymen,” was a young man of 27, and had for two year# been the pan tor of a Unitarian Church In Boston. Alcott, four years his senior, was engaged in working out ids remarkable Ideas of the vocation of the educator, in Germantown, Pa. Theodore Parker, fill lacking a year of ids majority, was tolling on bis father 1 # farm, doing more than a man 1 # {tint daily, and keeping up with his class In tho Senior year at Harvard. Margaret Fuller, lorn in the same year with Parker, 1810, was absurl)- cd In the study of the literatures of four mod em nations and of classic Greece and Romo. Hawthorne, who four years back had graduated at llowduln College, at the ace of 21, was In his native town of Salem, dreaming weird dreams to he evolved in future romances. Wendell Phillips, ii youth of PJ, was finishing his course at Ilartard. George Ripley, born In 1603,—a war before Emerson, —was presiding over u church In Purchase street, Boston. Tho elder Chinning stood facing Just a half-hundred well spud and honorable years. His nephew, Will iam Henry Channing, of the same age a# Mar- Caret Fuller, iiuw 20, had received his diploma at Harvard the year preceding, and was prepar ing to enter the ministry. Thoreau, bom In b!7, was still conning tho school-boy 1 # lessons. George William Curtis was a boy of 0; John Wci.-s was In his HUh year; James Freeman Clarke whs 20; and C. A. Bartel, 17. These are hut n small part of that throng of earnest, nimble spirits whose genius, boldly working upon the problems In literature, law, ii.illoMiphy, and social science, made the llrst half of (no nineteenth century illustrious In New England. The atmosphere in tills locality wns, hy the emanations from many teeming brain,-, charged with speculation and inquiry, so thut the people took in fresh stimulating no tions of progress and reform with tho very air they inhaled. The study of tho works of Kant, Rente, Jacobi, Kchelllng, Goethe, and Schiller, ol Cousin, and Coleridge, and Carlvlc, but lately begun, brought from the Old World, where they were rile, at Hie right moment and under Hie riHit conditions, the transcendental Ideas that were to :l mrlsh wlUi especial vigor Iu the climate of New England. These Ideas were welcomed with ardor by the company of eager questioners viho laid already been trying tUnc-houorcd faiths Glut instllutionr, ami, finding them wanting, Wi-re looking eagerly for some new system of philosophy that should content their burning us; bailout-. J lie liUiory of the movement which, for a u.ne or more of years, exerted a dominant [u.wor over the leading thinkers and worker# of the most intellectual portion of our country, tvhlcli molded their lives, changing their current su-1 destiny, and which Imbued letter# and so ciety with u new and lofty enthusiasm, which *•, waved politicians, guided moralists, Inspired jhilaiiihvophdn, uiiil created reformers, 11 must, i:slnis already been asserted, hu replete with in struction. Perhaps to no ouo could Hie task uf Mding it have been better delegated than to Mr. IToihlnghnm. When the agitation wn# at its height, lie wu# one of those most deeply affected. The excitement has passed, the ardor has subsided; yet the sympathy with tho aspi rations then kindled,and with Hie objects aecom jibbed, remains, ami Inspires Ids narrative with aglow of generous and grateful feeling. The tribute wiiieliho pay#to die benignanthiliiumce# cl Transcendentalism is honest, and to the un prejudiced will appear deserved. To dam It will oecin tho simple truth when the historian declares: “ The mor.U enthusiasm of the last generation, which broke out with sueli prodigious fervor in the holy war against Slavery; which uttered siuli earnest protests against capital punish ment, anil the wrongs Inflicted on women: triitch made Mich passionate pleading in behalf cftlie weak, the injured, tlio disfranchised of every race ami condition; which exulted hu manity above Institutions, and proclaimed the Inherent worth of men,—owed, m larger meas ure than is suspected, Its glow and force to the ’lraiifMcnUentullelH. This, as u fact of history, must be admitted, us well by those who Jydgo the movement unfavorably, as by Us friends.” Mr. Fruthinglmm begins Ids account of the movement with a sketch of its origin la the Transcendental philosophy of Kant, whose ordinal principle was the fidelity of the mind to Itself, “ Whether there was or was not a God: whither there was or was not a substantial world of experience, where the idea of rectitude could be realized, the dictate of duty Justified, the soul’s affirmation of good ratified by actual felicity,”—lt was the doc trine of Kaut that “ Rectitude was none the less imperative; the vision of good none tiic less glorious and inspiring. Virtue has Its principle In the constitution of the mind Itself. Every virtue hud there IW seat. There Was m, oweelnesH of purilv, no heroism of faith, that had not an nbldmg-pWu In tills Impreg nable fortreas.” After a brief explanation of the system of Kant, Mr. Frothlngham traces the Impulses given to It by Jacobi, Fichte, Seliell- Ing, and other (ionium philosophers, and the deviations in Us course that Were due to the minds of Cousont, Constant, Joullroy, and original Investigator* of the French school, lie nut follows the movement Into England, and emiws the effects it produced upon Coleridge, Carlyle, and Wordsworth,—the philosopher, the preacher, and the poet. The history is then transferred to New En gland, tuul the transformations which tlm phi losophy there experienced are delineated at length. “There was Idealism hi New England prior to the introduction of Transcendental j8 m,” says Mr. Frothingham. “Idealism « of no dime or age. It has Us t'ronortlon of disciples in every period, and Q the apparently most uncongenial countries; “full proportion might have been looked for in •Vw England. Hut, when Emerson appeared, the name of Idealism was legion. lie alone was competent to form a school, and, ns huou as ho rose, tlie scholars trooped about him. By dicer lorco of genius, Emenmn anticipated the results of the Transcendental philosophy, defined Us Kloina, and run out their Inferences to the end. Without help tram abroad, or with such help b my as nouu but he eoulu use, he might have uuiuesifcatud In Massachusetts an Idealism os heroic aa Fichte’s, us beautiful as Schilling's: put it would have lacked tlie dialectical basis of the great German systems.” nut Emerson was not for several years rccog- Jfized untile leader of the TranscemlalUts. It was Aieott who hail the repute of being tlie most active la diffusing tha ideas of thu Spirit oal Philosophy, and in illustrating them lu the most uncompromising manner la Ids own «m --uuct. To these two were Joined u noble band ot men and women, Including Ripley, Porker, {kpwnson, Clarke, Chaunlug, Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Peabody, and a host 100 numerous to mention. The mime * above enumerated oitfll e to shew | hr fumulutlon tor Mr. Fruthln ilium’s nssetlion Umt “TheTriuibccnduuuUsls I Now England were the most strenuous worker? of their day, at the problems which the d. v flung dowu huoro them. The moot elreuuou:, and U*c most successful workers, too. They achieved more practical benefit for noddy, In proportion to their numbers and tho duration of their ex istence, then anv body of Haeotilnti# of whom we ever heard. Mon and wnnnm are healthier In their bodies, happier In their domestic ami social relations, more contented In their estate, morn ambitions to enlarge their upjMirtnnUk-s. more eager to acquire knowledge, tnoru kind and humane In their sympathies, more reason able In their expectations, than they would have been If Margaret. Fuller, andTlalnfi Waldo Em erson, and Tlieodoro Parker, and George IHplcv, nud Bronson AlcoM. and the rent of their fel low-believers and fellow-workers, had not lived.” The Rystctn of Transcendentalism, ns it found expression In New England, Is (Mined by Mr. Frotlilnpluvm u# practically "nn assertion of the Inalienable worth of man; 1 ’ and theoreti cally os “an assertion of the Immanence of Di vinity In instinct, the transference of supernat ural attributes lu the natural eonstllutlon of mankind.” Its doctrines were enunciated In the essays, addresses, and poems of Emerson; In various eoufrllmHotm to the <!UrMUtn F,tamr Oier; in the sermons of Parker and many minor preachers; hi the writings of llrowiiHon; in the conversations of Alcott; and especially in the /iff?/, a quarterly “Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and ’Religion,” edited by Margaret Fuller and 11. W. Emerson: and in tho/Air&fn //cr, a weekly Journal published by the Brook- Farm Phalanx. Us practical tendencies were ex hibited in Hlc individual lives of Its disciples and In the Impetus It gave to their efforts to re generate the human spirit. They were emi nently Illustrated iu the labors "of Emerson, who has been one of the most industrious touchers of ids generation, and one of the most earnest worshipers of the genius of his native land; of Margaret Fuller, whose lift; was a nulckonlng Hood of IntnlK'rtiml Influence; of Bronson Alcott who, every winter for years, has curried his nced-corti to Hie Far West, seeking only a receptive furrow for his treasured being; of Theodore Parker, who sacrificed precious days of study, his koiiPs passion fur knowledge, his honorable ambition to achieve a scholar 1 # fame, in order that his country, iu her time of trial, might not want what he was able to give; of William Henry Channing, to whom the thought of humanity is an Inspiration, and sacrifice an nil-suffering Joy; of George Ripley, who offered himself, all Hint ho had and was, that the ex fierimnul of an honest, friendly society might ►e fairly tried.” One of Hie most interesting outgrowths of Transcendentalism was the fraternity at Brook Farm, near Boston, which, by maintaining n harmonious mid wholesome life for n term of six years, proved that Iho principle uf Com munism is entirely feasible. The effect ot the philosophy upon the religious faith uf its dis ciples was, according to Mr. Frotldnglnun, to strengthen their belief lu Immortality,—to render the assurance Impregnable to the as assaults of duuhts. It also enabled them easily to believe In miracles, because they believed so heartily in the potency of spiritual laws. In chanters devoted respo:Hvely to Emerson, Alcott, Margaret Fuller. Theodore Parker, anil George Rlplcv, Mr. Frotldngham shows how tho doctrines of the new’ philosophy were exempli fied in the characters of the #ecr, Hie mystic, tho critic, tho preacher, and the man of letters. This portion of the volume, with tho conclud ing sections, treating of the minor prophets and of the literature or Transcendentalism, is of exceeding Interest. By giving uu Insight Into the lives of Hie reformers. It illustrates tho purity and unselfishness of the theories that inspired them. As tho author justly remarks hi his concluding sentences, Transcendentalism “ is best studied in the writings and live# of Its disciples. They knew better thananybody what they wanted; they were best acquainted with their own ideas, and should he permitted to speak for themselves. Earnest men and women no doubt they were: better educated men and women did not live In America; they were well born, well nurtured, well endowed. Their gen eration produced no warmer hearts, no purer spirits, no more ardent consciences, no more de voted wills. Their philosophy may bo unsound, but it produced •-loblc character# and Immune live#. Thu philosophy that takes it# place may rest on more scientific foundations; It will not more completely Justify its existence or honor its day.” HAYBON TUB LIFE. LETTERS. AND TABLE-TALK OF BENJAMIN ROBERT HAYDOS. Edited by RicUAiiii llasnr Etoduaiio. Jtlrao.. pp. 311. New York: Scribner, Armstrong A Co. Price, *l.r»o. lu 1853, Uic life of Haydon, the gifted and willful English painter, was published by Tom Taylor, In two volumes, taken mainly from the autobiography and Journals of the artist.* Dur ing the present year a second life, also in two volumes, containing “Correspondence 1 and Ta ble-Talk, with a Memoir,” of Haydon, lias been published by his son, Frederick Wordsworth Ilaydon. The man was hardly so great or so famous us to warrant two such bulky biogra phies, and tho American publishers have done well to condense the second work Into a single, small volume, rather than to reprint it in tho original form. A number of tho “Hans-Sond Series,” the successors of the “ Bric-tv-Drac,” Is quite ample enough in size to hold all the world now cures to know of one who, though he hud undoubted talents of n Quo order, spoiled his life, and at last destroyed It, because mankind would not accord in the extravagant estimate he sot upon himself. . Benjamin Robert Haydon was bom in Plym outh, England, Jan. 25, 17S0. Ho was the son of a bookseller, and was In bis youth appren ticed to his father; but, a passion for Art sud denly breaking out, ho left his homo at the ago of 18, and went up in London lo become a painter. For six months he shut himself up In his lodgings, witti a copy of Bell’s Anatomy and a few casts, and pursued the study of anatomy and drawing with a sort of furious In dustry. At the end of that, time, his health giving way, he left his seclusion, and sought ad vice as to Ids course from Northcotc, Ople, nud other experienced artists. Their opinions con flicting wit*? each oilier, and also with his own, ho resolved to let his genius alone guide Idm, and went back to his solitary studies. After two years of constant practice, Haydon deter mined to point a picture, and, looking aloft for a subject, chose that of the “ Flight Into Egypt." The pointing was exhibited at the National Gallery, and brought its uuthyr distinguished notice. Hnydon’s second picture, entitled “Dontatus,” was refused a favor able place In tho Exhibition of 1600: and thenceforth tho artist divided his energies between lighting the Directors of the Academy and producing ambitious historical pictures. He bud quite as much faculty for the use of the pen as the brush, and his articles assailing ttio Academicians, and defending his neonllar ideas of Art, attracted more attention :mn ids pointings. These lust found sumo warm admirers; but either the public were In sensible to tho beauties of high art, or Haydon was incapable of representing their In ids pre tentious works, and his career was, on the whole, u miserable failure. A few of ills pictures were sold for Urge prices,—the “Judgment of Solomon” bringing him 700 guineas. And several others, being placed on exhibition, yielded coußlderablesums; yet, during the ma]or portion of his life, the artist was harassed by the cares that aeeuuiiiaiiv abject poverty. In 1810, encouraged by a brief spell of prosperity, Ilaydim married a young widow to whom he had long been devotedly at tached; but the futy winch lie shared with ids wife was one of hitter*struggle mid sorrow. Five of his eight children died at mi early ago. of actual privation, os ids son pathetically acknowledges. “I remember,” says tills biographer, “watchinghim ns lie hung over his daughter Georgiatm, and over his dying hoy llarry, The pride and delight of ids'life. Poor fellow, liow he cried! and htyvenl into the next room, and, hooting his head passionately on the bed, called upon God to take him and all of us from this hateful world.”* lluyilou several times suifered imprisonment for debt, and had all his household-effects ami tlm appliances of his art sold under the ham mer. Finally, driven to desperation by accumu lated misfortunes, in a mad moment ho shot himself in hls studio. The event occurred l;i 18RJ, when the unfortunate art hi was in hlstllst llaydon had labored hard with an honorable ambition to cultivate Ills mind, os well as to perfect his art, ami had made himself master of several languages. llu must have possessed winning and estimable traits of character, for ho numbered among his friends many of tlm distinguished persons belonging to London society. In tlm selections from his correspondence are interest ing loiters to and from Keats, Wordsworth, Mbs Milford, Elizabeth Harrell, Walter Scott, Wllklb, and other literary celebrities. Tlm table-talk abounds In gossipy anecdotes of tlm rich and great whom llaydon knew personally or through his acquaintance. None of thoso witli whom ho associated could write In u more iivelv or clever btrulu than hhiiM-lf, ami Ids opinions about men and atfatrswerc dhuiiidn.it lug and vigorously expressed. In a letter to Miss Milford, dated shortly after Keats’ death, Iluydou says of tho young poet, whom ho tenderly loved: “Fiery, impetuous, ungovernable, and undecided, lie expected Urn world to bow at ouce to his talents, as his THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: MONDAY. MAY 29, 1876 friends had done, and he had not the patience to hear the natural Irritation of envy at the un doubted proof he pave of strength, (loaded, by ridicule, lie distrusted himself, and flew to dis sipation. For Mx week# he was hardly ever sober; and, to show yon what a man of genius doe# when ids passion# arc roused, he told me dial lie once covered his l ongue and throat, as fur ns he could teach, with cayenne jripper, in order to enjoy the ‘delh lous coolness of claret in nil Its glory. 1 This was his own expression. “The death of his brother wounded him deep ly, and ft apiK'ared to me from that how he be gun to droop. lie wrote his exquisite‘Ode to Ihe Nightingale 1 at this Mine: and, ns we were one evening walking In the Kllhurn Meadows, ho repeated It to me, before he put it to paper. In a low, tremulous undertone, which altecteu me extremely. Hu had great enthusiasm fur me, and so had I for Idm: hut ho grew angry latterly because I shook my head at. ids proceed ings. I told him, I hogged of Idm, to item! Ids genius to some definite object. I remonstrated on Ids absurd dissipation, hut to no purpose. The last time that I saw him was at Hampstead, lying on Ids back In a white bed, helpless, irri table, and hectic. He had a (took, and, enraged at his own feebleness, seemed as If he wore going out of the world with a contempt for this, and no hope ot a better. Ho muttered us I aloud hv him. that, If hcdld not recover, he would ‘cut bis throat. 1 I tried to culm him; hut to no pur pose. 1 left him lu great depression of spirit to see him In such a elate. Poor, dear Keats I” In Haydon’s Journal, March 10,1821, (herds a humorous note of an Incident connected with “ the Immortal Bidden# 11 : “I spent last even ing i>ith Mrs. Slddons, to hear her read ‘Mao beTh. 1 She acta MacMh herself better Hum cither Kemble ur Kean. II Is extraordinary the awe this wonderful woman Inspires. After her llrst reading, we retired to tea. While we wero all eating toast, and tingling cups and saucers, she began again. It was like the edeet of a mass-bull at Madrid. All noise ceased; wc slunk to our seats like boors,—two or three of the most distinguished men of the day, with tho very toast in their mouths, afraid to bite. It wo# laughable to watch Lawrence In this pre dicament, to hear him bite by degrees, and then stop for fear of making too much crackle, his eye# full of water from constraint; and to near Mrs. Hlddons, ‘eye of newt, and toe of frog, l and then to see Lawrence giving a sly bite, ami then look awed and pretend to he listening. As 1 stood on the landing-place to get cool, lover heard my own servant soy In the hall, 'What I Is that the old lady making such anolscf 1 ‘ Fes. 1 ‘ Why, she makes as much noise as over.* 'Yes,* was Hie answer, 'she tunes her pines ns well as over she did. 1 11 1 lay don Indulged In a good deal of small talk In bis letters and Journals, which, undignified as It may he, added a spicy flavor to those writings. Hazlitt 1 # doings wero frequently the subject of his comment; and on one occasion he informs Miss Milford: “Hazlitt gives me great pain by the folly with which he is conducting himself. 110 has fallen in love, to a pitch of insanity, with a lodging-house hussy, who will he his death. He has been to Scotland and divorced his wife, although he ha# a line little boy by her; and, after doing this, to marry this girl, he comes back and Imd# she bn# been making a fool of him in order to get presents, and In re ality has been admitting a lover more favored. Hazlitt 1 # torture Is beyond expression; you may Imagine it. The girl verity excited In him a pure, devoted, and intense love. His imagina tion clothed her with that virtue which her affected modesty Induced him to believe In, and lie Is really ilownrignt In love with an Ideal perfection, which has no existence hut In his ow*n head. He talks of nothing else day and night. He has written down all the conversa tions without color, literally as they happened: he has preserved all the love-letters, many of which are equal to anything of the sort, and really affecting: and f believe, In order to case his soul of Hi!# burden, means, with certain ar rangements, to publish It ns a talc of character. .He will sink Into Idiocy If he docs not get rid of it. Poor Iluzlltt! lie, who makes so free with the follies of his friends. Is of all mortals the most open to ridicule. To hear him repeat In u solemn lone, and witli agitated mouth, the things of love ho said to her (to convince you that lie made love In the true gallant way), to feel the beauty of the sentiment, and then look up and see his old! hard, weather-beaten, saturnine metaphysical face,—Hie very antidote of the sentiment,— twitching till sorts of ways. Is really enough to provoke a saint to laughter.” Three years later, Jlazlitt furnishes matter for another let ter to the same correspondent, which doses with; ”Jlazlitt looks ill; hut his jaunt has done him great, good, and his present wife a greater. She Is a very superior woman, and will make him ft decent being In regard to wash ing his face and hands (et cetera). He was breakfasting to-day, as a gentleman should, ami seemed to he llvlng 'dcanly, 1 as a gentleman ought. I like llaxlitt, In spite of all; everybody must.” For more gossip of the snmo sort, the reader Is referred to tills first volume of the “Bans- Bouel Series.” NOVEL BT MBS. BAYNE. Aoaivht Fatk: A Tnur. Stotiv. By Sirs. M. L. Rayne. ISiijo., pp. 2.')1. Chicago: W. B. Keen, Cooke A Co. Mrs. M. L. Ruyne has been for a number of years known as a graceful and spicy writer for Hie Chicago press,—her pen ranging with equal facility from prose-sketches, tales of fiction,/md notes on fashion and society, to essays In metri cal composition, lint, if we mistake not, tills Is her first attempt at a work aiming at the structure ami finish of a piece of permanent lit erature. The book reads like a romance, yet pur ports to lie n true story, and it Is evidently writ ten with the object of conveying an Important moral lesson. It narrates the experience of three young girls who leuvu their homes in the coun try to find employment In Chicago. One se cures a position as a school-lcuchu', another us a clerk in u dry-goods establishment, mid the third ns a handmaid to a prominent advocate of the Woman-Sutfnigu movement, liow the damsels fare In their several situations, and the tragic sequel of the fate of one,—and that tlie loveliest of them,—lt is hut Justice to let the author relate. The style in which the story Is couched Is breezy, pert, and, at times, almost saucy. The publishers have given the book a very'handsome selling. STORIES 3IY LOUISA ALCOTT. SILVER PITCHERS; AND INDEPENDENCE A Cr.VTRKHiAt Lovk-Stokt. Hjr Louisa M, Am ott, Author of •• Little Women," elc.. etc. Itimo., pp. UO7. Roe ton: Roberts llrotberH. Price, 81. fiS. Tlie critic's word Is not of the least account when a new book by Louisa Aieott is up for Judgment. The popularity of the'author Is so groat and so surely founded that every fresh work of hers is certain to lie eagerly sought by host* of purchasers, no mutter what may lie Its title or topic; Nevertheless, the present critic finds it u genuine pleasure to approve tlie genera! verdict, mid declare with the rest of tlie world that “SllverPllchers” Is one of the brightest of the long series of Miss Aieott'ii productions. 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Sal Tell: * • Val nablt! LtMers of tho Revolutionary Era:” “Mat thew Tllghrnan—llls Hmnc, HI" Kindred, and Ills Public Her vices. ” by George TRghman Holly day: “ The Girondists—Their Genius and Their Pantin'.” by Thonins A. Bent: “Wooed nnd Married." hr Ro«a Nouchclle Carey: “ A Wood land Fancy—A Lesson In Leaves, ” hyGtisdo di* Itubnn: f, Tho Silent \Vltn"fi»," by Kdmnnd Yates: “Tho Flag, the Elm. and thcOnk;" • ‘ Notes ami Oncrlcs;" “ Current Memoranda:" • * Literary ana Art Memoranda;" * * Centennial - Exposition Meinonmla," The number contains about flftv illustration*. Locks* Xitfionol Manatln* for Jane (Brown A Miller, Toledo. O.). /toriWc for June (/i'p'iblle Pablishlng Company, Wadtlnetnn, I). C.). Avuatie Monthly for May (August Brcntano, New York). School Jlulle/ln for Jlay (8. TL Wlnchell, Mil waukee, Wls.). Amcricnn /.ov./frolsfer for May (D. B. Canfield A Co., I'hlladeiphm). Jiook- lluytr f<*r .May (Scribner A Co., New York), .SuuDorbm fiir.lmuj (Ciimpbcll A Co., New York). DfoixforMuy (Uudulo). IiITISIIARY NOTES. E. W. Tullldgc, of Salt Lake City, is writing a life of Brigham Young. Thomas Nnst la Illustrating a Centennial edition of the complete works of Josh Billings. The American Biblo Society last year pub lished b 50,470 copies of the Bible, making the total number Issued by tins Society since Us cs iablishment, 1111,125,701;. Herbert Tuttle’s sketches of nineteen “Ger man Political Leaders," forming the fourth vol ume of the scries of “ Brief Biographies," which O. P. Putnam's Sons are publishing, Is about ready to appear. Tmobner, of London, has published a valu able catalogue of Sanscrit literature, containing all works produced in Europe, and a very largo number of those produced in India, with prices, ami with a catalogue of Poll books added,—all In 61 octavo pages. The Ucv. Dr. Bonton, of Concord, N. H.. State Historian, has completed the provincial history of the State, and it comprises nine vol umes, the historian's labors having covered a period of leu years. The work has liceii formal ly acceded by the Governor and Council. Lcander P. Richardson, son of the late A. D. Richardson, Is going to spend several months this season in the Black Hills and other ucwly intorestlng parts of tin* Rocky Mountain region, and afterwards make a supplementary volume to bis father's, on Western travel, which will bo published, like that, by Bliss, of Hartford. Tile Boston TVunicrfpf says: “The fortunate possessor of the nmgnlliecnf hook ol autographs, offered last wlnler at the fair for the benefit of the Infant is Mr. G. W. Bimrnotis, Jr., No. fl Fulrllcld street, Burton. The book con tains an original manuscript, storv by Hans Christian Andersen; letters from Dickens ami Tennyson; autographs of Goethe. Sir Walter Scott. Sydney Smith, Byron,—in all between 2DO and .100 of the must famous names of the. world. E. Steiger, the publisher of Kindergarten lit erature, has recently published sets of Kinder garten “gifts,” with pamphlets of Inatructlon, patterns for work, etc., (or theme of children at home, who cannot attend u Kindergarten proper. Tim sots embrace stick-laying,'Mate,- drawing, paper-weaving, circle-laying, perforat ing, and nil the other “occupations'" In which the little folk delight, and with the aid of the pattern* furnished any child of 2 years of age or more can at once amuse mid Improve him self, while giving no trouble to anybody.— Xoe Turk Eveuiuij J'usl. The other day, an old-book collector picked up on u London stall for n sixpence a pamphlet In n tattered cover, which turned out to be a copy of tho Aral edition of Mrs. Glume's “Art of Cookcrv." Only lour copies of the work had been'hitherto known to exist,—one in the British Museum, one in the Bodleian, and one In the private library of a clcnryman. Another In private bands bos since made'its appearance; but, us tilings stand, any one of Lite copies known to be extant would be worth In the Isiok market at least live-nnd-twentv pounds, or a thousand times tho sum paid lor his froimrWe by the InKikslall hunter; and, twenty yearn hence, should a new Roxburghc mania ‘arise, a “ .Mrs. Glassc " of 1717 mav in; worth a couple of hundred pounds. It will be valuable, how ever, solely on account of its rarity. THE COURTS. Record of Unships* Transacted Saturday. J. W. Elwcll Hied an Intervening petition Saturday In the case uf Fosdlck & Fish vs. The Chicago, Danville udb Vincennes Railroad Com pany, setting out that the Company owed him $1,1:10.75, by virtue of an arrangement under which he was to have a commission or rebate of 25 cents a ton for every ton uf coal shipped over the Chicago, Danville <k Vincennes Road. M11.1.i VB. CHAI'PBU, About a week ago John Mills (lied u hill against Delos S. Chappell, claiming that he and Chappell had hid for u certain contract for sup plylng Lake View with water-pipes, and that ho had withdrawn Ids bid and inado an agreement with Chappell to have a one-third interest in the contract if the latter obtained it. Mills also charged that the defendant obtained the con tract and had made n profit of about $3,500, which he refused to divide. Complainant therefore asked for an account and injunction to prevent Chappell from colluding the bal ance due on tho contract. Amotion for injunction was made Saturday before .fudge Fnrwell. In opjmsillun to ft Chappell tiled a long affidavit, admitting that ho had agreed to give Mills ono-thlrd the profits uf the contract, but denying that this was done on the condition that Mills should withdraw* his bhh On the contrary, Mills could not keep his contract, owing to tlic failure of a third party to keep ids promise, and he wua therefore abso lutely obliged to withdraw. Chappell also stated that the Job would not he profitable, owing to unforeseen difficulties; that no ac count could yet bo bad with Milts, as the amount of work done hud nut yet been deter mined; and Intimating that It was largely ow ing to 51111 s that there hud been no profits. It was, however, finally agreed that an order should he Issued restraining Clmppel from col lecting the balance due him from the Town of Luke View, until It should be decided whether any profits had been made, to which complain ant was untitled. divoucbs. Richard W. Carter was the only applicant for a divorce Saturday, but he tells a story which ought to give him n decree If It no true. He says he married Susan N. Nelson In June, 187$, mid lived with her until April 12 lost, when he was obliged to leave her fur fear of his life. It seems, according to complaint, that Susan bus a rattier high tem per, and when she gets angry she makes it ruin Knives and forks around her husband's head. A razor also scorns to have Iksch a favorite play thing with her, and on one occasion she rushed a' him with one of those dangerous toys while he was sick abed, and threatened to extend her knowledge of practical anatomy by using him as a subject. Richard thought that was not the best way to bo used, ana us soon as lie was well enough he left the house, and now* asks that he may he permitted to live without the company of such a blood-thirsty companion. UAMtltUrrcr MATTERS. Leuudcr 8. and Alphonso Hales, dry goods merchants at Buck Island, tiled a voluntary peti tion In bankruptcy Saturday. The secured debts are filial, and the unsecured Tlielr assets consist of u »u>ck of dry goods worth itljUJO; fixtures, tlOO; bills ami notes, fl,G3y; open accounts, $1,500; and claim* against Insuraueo companies, $3,100. Neither partner has any Individual debts or assets. The petition was referre I to Uvjiot r Morgan. George \V. Campbell wa.> appointed Assignee of Wolf & Molalcr anil of William 11. Hanks. Meetings for tbo election of an Assignee will bo held tide uiumlug In the following eases: Benjamin Holbrook, George P. Kenny, W. V. Johnston, and Hansom J, Morse. In the case of Morse a rom position meeting will also beheld at tin: name time. M.PBHIon cocut is iwurp. Ezra R. Lincoln began a suit for $2,000 against Albert K. G'HKlrlcli. Darlim (Belaud sued Daniel W. Pomeroy and Henry E. Weaver for $l,00(). •Inmen MrGraw and .Joseph Downey filed a pe tition ii/Mlnsl 8. 8. Huye* uml wife liinl others, !i-kl'i2 I-.r a iix.' liaiilc'P lien to the aimmnt of $<*,1*1.33 on twenty-one hnus<!* situated un Uio < oninr of North Sheldon fltrert and Arborplace, belonging to ilayca. August L. Toman commenced a null In tres |*o “•+ against John Ktihl. laying damages at $lO,- WO. AbMe Frnm-omh began an action against the Wilson Sewing Machine Company ami David Carbine, claiming >5,000 damages. B' lijamin F. Dean began a suit by capias ngalmd P. A. Tarhox, (J. S, Perry, and F. J. Seyhold, to recover damage* caused by tlic de fendants taking |<os*e« : long of hid store, No. Ml West Madison street. He =aya he agreed to pell hid store, liouh:, hor-e and wagon, uml business to Tarhox for W.L'JO. The latter proposed to nay In notca and mortgages on some Michigan lands. Dean assented, on condition that the mortgages were, good, and made out a Mil of sale. Ife, however, soon discovered that the se curities arc nearly worthless, ami Immediately rescinded the contract, but Tarhox refused to give up the bill of sale, and took possession of the store ami stock of groceries. Dean there fore asks for damages, and, as Tartmx ami hid confederates are worthless, ho asks that they muv be arrested and hold to hail. George C. Campbell sued the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne'& Chicago Hallway Company for 110,- 000. TUB CALL, Judge Blodgett—Bankruptcy Issuca. Judge Gaut—lol, 490, 497, 49d, 499, 501, 602, S(M, lo 510 Inclusive. Judge Jambnon—Nos, 57,50% City vb. Ware, and 68,1(19. Cltv vs. Gallaher. Judge Rogers—s 97, 027, to 050 Inclusive. Judge Booth —HO, 407, 40% 410, 413, to 425 Inclusive, exi ept 422. Judge M’Alustkr—olo to 024 Inclusive, ex cept 010 of Judge Booth’s calender, and will continue on Judge Booth's calendar until fur ther notice, dropping Judge Rogers' calendar. Judge Fauwell— Set casts 1.1*33 and 1.557. Judge Williams—Set eases 410 and 1,432, t*MTXD STATBf* (,’lllCflT C'uURT—Jt’DOE H 1,01)0- htt— Anchor A Foncuast Manufacturing Company vs. Wilton A. .Tonkin*; $0,147.00. SriTiuoii Count—CosmssioxH—lsaac Rnbel va. Ferdinand Kubol: 32,-HO. —William Morgans. Charles 11. Beckwith: 3<107.b0. .IntoK Gahy— Clinru-fl 11. Parkhnnt vs. John 0. Corjienlcr, administrator; S4AH.OO. CiucciT Court —.Pudub Boobrs— Helen M. Thomas ve. J. J. Shlbley and J. 1). Scanlon; S4O. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. COOK COt*STY AT BPIUNOPIBLD. 7V) the Editor rj The Tribune. CnrCAao, May 27.—1 t will be remembered by all persons who have visited the State Capital during political Slate Conventions that the Comity of Cook has always heretofore labored under great disadvantage In casting her large vote In the repeated calls for Us delivery. No Individual delegate was personally acquainted with all his colleagues, and, however honest the tellers who collected t lie vote, great uncertain ly, frequent errors, mid vexatious delays were the result. “Cook” waa never ready wlicn called, ami this led to confusion and charges of trickery on her part by delegates from other portions of the Stale, and, when the vote was dually announced, U anything like unani mous for u particular candidate, Its very magnitude produced a spirit of resent ment in the minus of the friends of all rival candidates. It waa also quite easy for persons nut delegated to vute, or the tellers could east the Yule of the absentees, and thus an honest expression of the Voice of the county be de feated. immediately after the State Republican Con vention in 1674, one of the Cook County dele gates, in correcting an erroneous statement of Thu Tniiiusi: rqmrter an to Ids vote in the Convention, took occasion to refer to the lu juhtiee done to the county and to Its delegates by the State Central Committee, In treating It os a simple unit, like any other county in ilie State; that there were very few counties which hail a population sufficiently large to constitute a Senatorial District, yet Cook Coiuitv, containing seven such districts, was treated as uiio of a hundred units In the Slate, and her vote required in like manner. He then suggested to both political parlies tiie proprie ty of selecting their Delegates from the Sena torial districts, and thus avoid the evils men tioned. Mr. McCormick, of tlie Dctmicratic Commit tee, saw the force, of tho proposition, and in the call Issued to his party provided for the election of delegates from Cook County by Senatorial difctrictrs but, for some unexplained reason, tho plan was abandoned, and the county was repre sented nf a unit in the Democratic Convention. The mode of selecting the delegates to the recent Republican Convention from'this comity made It possible to Introduce tills reform, ana one of the delegates (Mr. Galloway) seized llio opportunity, and prepared the following resolu tion, which' he tarried down and submitted to his colleagues, by whom It was unanimously approved; ett. By the Cook Connty delegation. That the rstalc Republican Convention be requested (o call for (he vote of said county by Senatorial Dis tricts, ca follows, to-wlt: First Senatorial District, 10 votes. Second Senatorial District, 10 rolos. Third Senatorial District, 8 votes. Fourth Senatorial District, 14 rotes. Fifth Senatorial District. 8 votes. Sixth Senatorial DlMrlct, U votes. So' viith Senatorial Dlstrrct, io votes. Ami that the delegates from each Senatorial Dis trict he roqaaslert tu take scats together, and ap point a Cluirman, who skill announce the vole of such district upon all questions and candidates which may be submitted to a vote of the Conven tion. The provisions of the resolution were carried out to tlit- letter, ami nothing could have been more satisfactory in its results. The vote of Cook County was as promptly and accurately ulven us was'that of tho smallest county In the State, without the least friction, and in ’manner parfectlv satisfactory to the county delegation and to the Convention at large. This experience should not he lost upon the new .State Central Committee, and lull instruc tions should l*c men in nil future culls for tho election of delegatus from each of the resiwetive Senatorial districts in Cook County in iluo Hiurtiun to the Republican vote of such dis 8. * * CONVENTION OUTRAGES. To Ihe JCdltnr c/ The Tribune, Ciuoaoo, May 27.—1 s our noble Illinois gone so far as to outdo New York In Convention outrages! If what several dele gates tu the late Convention statu lu your Issue this morning Is true, why can they not he prevailed upon to make an affidavit to their assertion*, for even If they cannot make the whole work null and void, it must open tho eyes uf our people, and in that way the voters can repudiate the dirty machine-work of some desperate political bravados. To cay of Illinois that she in In favor of Hluhic Is n He in the teeth of all the machine- oginccrs of the State Con vention. If nothing else, the state of alTnlrs In Alabama ought tu make us unanimous for Bris tow. All letter* from that Bute agree Unit her Hde arc for Conkllug first, Bristow next. If nu and Bristow split the Northern and Western votes, the Hast and South may spring Colliding upon this country, and “Qoudnonf 1 ’ No matter how good, puns and noble u patriot J. IL Blaine may he, tho coantrv does not, must not want him at lids moment. The country la deadly bilious on all “ never-kept " platforms or talk about principles. Thu Republican party had Civil Service luJlurm in the platform ever since the War. Gen. Grunt has taken the sub ject up In several messages', has the party backed him up! lias* Blaine introduced one single measure to that elicet! No; hut Bristow luis without any Jh»w of speeches acted bravely on that line. Can It ho denied that if our Civil Service Is not thoroughly reformed our country will and must go to tlio devil! Nolnxly but a child, or u fool, or a political engineer eon and d.iro deny this hold hut true statement. Bis marck once said Unit Germany could not ho united by speeches mid majorities in the Chambers, hut only by blood and Iron. Thu United Bute-) are bust approaching a elate of anarchy and political upcra-houlTe; no B|ieuelius, no conventions, no machinery can save us; wo must have a man of action hi our Civil Service, and as such Benjamin Helm Bristow ba« given us proof of the sinlt he is made of. Au It is now, the honest and decent element of our people almost avoid politics, because tho machine of polities—tho farce of our Civil Ser vice—has branded political life almost with shame, and speech-manufacturing engineers have, prabed this very service as the hc>l in the World. If the good and lumcil people shall come hack again to lake active purlin tho af fairs of our country, wo must reject emphatical ly everything that even resembles the old imehiue style of tiling up States in Convention against the will of the people. Yours truly^ UUls’lOW. To t\s Kdiivr vj TUt Tribunt. Cmcnio, May ur.—l hope you arc not going to jive up Insisting upon the nomination of B. 11. Bristow at CtuelunaU, simply because a few moi (Louis Schaffnerotal.) at Springfield an* Dooucsd tUu fact that they did uul want Mr. Bristow. Ton might as well say amen to their platform, as representing the sentiments of the Intelligent Republican voters of this Slate; It •lues nut do it. The people who have been ami wish to Ih; Republicans will look to Cincinnati to sec whether It Is jjosslhle to accomplish re form Inside that party, ami the decision will he an emphatic No if the only aggressively honest man whose name Is before that Convention la repudiated hy it. To the men who oppose Col. Rrlstow because he comes from Kentucky, I can only say when they have grown out of their see tl >nal prejudice*' and bigotry they will recog nize In Benjamin Helm Bristow one who Is a man and an American first, and a Republican and Kentuckian afterward. vViu.ts 0. Jack bo*. TUB ICI QUESTION. Tn tkf F'Htnr r>f The Tribune, Milwaukee, WU., May 27.—The following dipping la token from the Eventnff WUconein , 13th Inst., In reference to some lee cut on our rivers, some of which Is now being shipped to Chicago and Elgin, 111., nod also to Evansville, Ind. As none of our lee is fit to use, not even what Is known as “dam” Ice. owing to the refuse of tanneries, glue-factories, and dis tilleries, which have their drains rmptvlng In the river and poisoning Its waters, I thought It might he well for yon to know what kind of Ice vou are likely to get this summer In your “cob blers” and other drinks. As a sanitary measure u warning notice would not be onto! place. Yours truly, 0. Sanford. Report has been made at the Health-Office that certain lee-dealers have taken their sonplle* from the Immediate neighborhood of Layton's and other packing ami slaughtering-houses on the Menomi nee Omni, ami arc- soiling thin impure and dan gerous stulT to private citizen* and saloon*. The namrs of the parlies selling th!« impnrr lee have hern reported, and the matter Is nnder Investiga tion. Citizens will be cantloos and see that pure ice is delivered. German and English papers will pleasocopy, James Johnson, m. I)., Health Officer. nEPcm,jCAS rao-platform fob Illinois. To i’if Kdttor rf The Tribune. CmcAno. May 27.—Who would have believed that Charles L. Wilson, proprietor of the old Re publican paper, the Kienlng Journal, would bare constructed a raa-plalform for the Republican party of Illinois; and that Andrew Shuman, the editor of that journal, would have ventured his weight, i. e., wcU’lit of Republican chstaclcr, upun it? If that platform don't kill the Republican party In Illinois it 1# because it is invulnerable. In vincible, and immortal. Cud deliver n* from oar friends! We con easily demolish our enemies. Av Qt.i> Hammi-n-AW. w . UCJSI.-VKhS CAItDN. _ 'RUPTURE Df. J. A. SIIKRMAN r^«p<*ctfwily notlflrt the afflicted toliewnreof traveling Inijxitiop* who are iMlmr alxuil tbe country sett Jut; luiltalon Hi>]>llnncr • and p“i k <<m,ns mixture us curative compound. fraudulently pretend- Imt to undcr-iand hl»' huilm-s*. and thus •"i-Jiutzerlnc the Uvea and «'ou»!mr Irreparaide Injury to the uniurtu* note. lie ha* no a*-eut*. i.or luv< lie ever InMnn tod any one In lit# bu*lnc»«. Dr. Sherman will he In Cftb-ntro and Milwaukee during thl« month, where thow Interested may rouinll him lu penoa, and reap the Iwneilv of hli experience and rctnedie*. Principal office. I Ann-rt.. New York. Hooka, with llkeuo-e.* of caaes before ana after cuff. niallrd on receipt of btcenta. AMUSI^ENTS. RETURN And Positively Last Appearance OF THE Geraanllitaryßaiifl. 40 ARTISTS. DIRECTOR, CARL BECK. Three Grand Coneerls and One Malinee. TUESDAY, May 30, 8 p. tn., at McCormick'* llr.ll. WEDNESDAY. May 31. 2 p. ro., Grand Matinee ul Plymouth Church. WEDNESDAY. May HI. 8 p.m., Farewell Con cert at Farwell Hall. ENTIRE NEW PROGRAMME. Tickets, AOcenL*. at J. DaucrV Music Store. NEW CHICAGO THEATRE. IL M. IIOOLEY Manager. Monday. May 21'. every evening, and Wednesday and Saturday Matinee*. Another week „f Genuine Fun. A Great Dill. First time of John Hart'* very laughable skutcli. The Court of Appeals. Etnuraring Ike cnllri: strength of Ike Company. Lille Mflf> New Art, Lew Outdone. The Ml-*- chievou* Monker. Kirk and Drew. IlnllV Danin. Dohky Newcomb • Specialties. and the great double llr«t part. Wednesday afternoon, Iwnctll of Uobliy Newcomb. HOOLEY'S THEATEE, MAnriUK * HAVKHLY Lr^-ee*. WILL E. CHAPMAN Manager. Engagement of Mira lloeo Kvtlnce. commencing Monday evening, Mavg'J, in lior Groalt reatlon of HOSE .MICHEL. Or Jil.jycd by her 1-* eoneecu* live uighta At the I. niun square Theatre, New Vurk. Tin- Scenery :nul ro-iumes are thore u»ed In that theatre In the original (innliirtiun of this thrilling dramn. Matinee* Wednesday and Satar* day. THE COLISEUM, BRILLIANT NOVELTIES. SUNDAY. MAY W, and the entire week. The WINNETTS. LOTTIE and TOMMY. CON WAY and KERIUOAN. ami (he HUDSON BROS. Ureal hit of EMERSON it CLARK, who appear In their new art. •• DiegaMed Lovers.” MURPHY and MOIITuN. The SANVEAHS, Samuel and Maud. HILLY A MAGUIE RAY. JOHN HEN SHAW. GCO.W. DUNHAIL Tho Collaeum Quar tette. Pnrcny and the entire Company In a New Hill. Admission, 2o cent*. Performance every evening at H o'clock, and Sunday afternoon at 11. .m:\v pudmcatiovs. KOW HK.iDY: UNITED STATES DIGEST, Vol, VI. Now Series. Beilin tin) Annual Digest for 187 ii. This volutins contains n DL'cdl of (lie Decisions embraced in 11 vols. nf United States Itcport*, 80 vols. of Stale Hepurie—total. 11l voln. LITTLE, BEOWH 4 00., Law Publisher*, *-!.*H WaMrlngton-st.. Huston. • EDUCATIONAL. ST. MARY’S HALL, FARIBAULT, MINN. Theßt. Rot. 11. I). WHIPPLE, D. I'.. Hector. HUI K. P. HAIUIMiTOX Principal. Is underthe personal supervision nf the Hlshop, with leu experienced teacher*. It offers sujwrlor advantage fur education. with an Invigorating and healthy cli mate. The eleventh year will begin THPIISOAY, Hfpt. H. into, \\>r registers, with full details, iu|. dmaa (be KKCTOIh iiNA.HUIAI SSO. SIOO. S2OO. SSOO. SI,OOO. ALKX. KUOTIIIKOUAM 4 CO., Banker* and Brok en, I-’ Wall-i>i.. N. V-, make for cuMi-itncn ileatratile Inrcpimeniaor larKt) ->r auiall amount* In »i.Kk« uf a Iriilllnntu- ihanvcler, which pay from fl\e to twenty itinra the amount Invented every thirty day*. SutckaboufflU and carried u Inn* ai dualrrd tm Jepoalt gf ft per cent. Circular* ami weekly re|-orU iful frt-e. NTOcuiioLUF.iis 1 nEirn.ius. CHICAGO" 4~ NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY CO! April 114. 1 WTO. Tlio Annual Meeting of the Burkholders ami Domlbuldcra of IhU c'ompuuy, for tho election of Directors, pursuant to law, uml for the traiisiirlloii of othor business, will he held at the ollkc of tlio Company in Chicago, on Thursday, the Ist of Juue next, at 1 n. m. Uundhuklere will authenticate their right to role by presenting their voting bonds at the otllce of thu Company, No. AS Woll-et., New York, for regis tration, on or before the Jut of May proximo. ALHEKT KEEK President. SYKES. .In.. Secretary. LKOAL. Omci or tii* Cogpriiou.r.n or Crammer, ( WasilikhToa. U. C.. May -‘I. IH7U. { TV T OTICK Is hereby git en lo all lVr»ou* who may bar# ii rlalms against tne "Clij National hank of t Idea go." Hi., that the Mime must he lovu-med to Nathan 11. Walworth, Deceiver, with the legal proof (hereof, with* in three months from till* dale, or (hey will be >U«al lowed. (Blgned) JOHN dA\ KNOX, Comptroller of the Currency. PII IIjADI3LMIIA ADVr.KTIBL!TI’YS. J>J ILLAUKLPIIIA E.VIII IIITION.' QUOSBIi A: lIITAtTiW^ULL’S jiUltK* I*l V KLii S~Tn~ U ail Vinegar. " pOTTBITMBATH"and PJBII. QENUrSE“aiI’BTAnD, gUPBKIOIT"MALT VINBUAIt, J AMbTJBLLIBS* lUAUMALADEg, and other r|Wiriri)ELf<rAOlßH AiiH“mM'LA VBI> X In tho Agricultural lull, where liisprctloif fs in vited. and are told by all dealers iu Qrst-class groceries In Urn United stales and Canada. Every genuine article la labeled. pKOHBK Sc BLAOIIWKIiL. Li Vurvoyon (o tno Queen, SOllO SQUARE. LONDON. ItAIIiIKOAD TIJTIE TABIjB. ARRIVAL ADD BEPARTDRE OF TRAINS. firpianatlonof tuptme* >Zir»*.-ta»taTd*T m CHICAGO 4 NOBTHWEBTERH RAHWAY. Ticket omen, OJ a«tk «t (aL.muui 1i0n.,) >nd n Ctoal-Hreeu, comer Madlson-it.. ami at toe depots. \ Leave. oPaciflo Fast Line *lO-30 a. m. • a-an a m. fiPulmqufi nsj-Kx. via Clinton *io:an a. m. •e-JoS* m tllsoop. m. t o-aot ra! uOtnaha Main Kxprcii. 411:00p. m. |n-3oi m! Opreepon A Dulioque Express * o:ir,a. m.,* 3:30p. m! aMeeportdtliubDQun Expreaa • 0::*)p. m.i* fliiaL m fcMI waukce Fait Mall (dally) } 7:3ol». m. I simp, m {.M waukeel-.xprfM *10:00 a. m. * 7:30 p. m. t-M wmkrr piumager • 5:00 p, in. •10:25 a. m fc.'lUwaiikcc FwAfnacr (daUy);fli:oop, in. t .vena, m MJrecn Hay Express • u:3O a. m. * 7:00 p. m !I"’ 1 2 't'aiwspojis Ex... •loimun. 'emp.m l/St. Paul & Winona Exprcaa.. { Dilip, m. t 7:00 a. m bMarquetp! Express *10:00 p. ra. * 0:30 a. tn cirjencva Lake hxprssa • 4;onp. in. in tUeneva Lake bxpreas *4:sap. m. * 7:00 p.tn a-I)cpot corner of Wells and Kinzle-sU. fr-Depot corner of Canal and Klutlc-iU. MIOHIOAN CENTRAL RAILROAD, Depot, fool of Lake-st.. ami toot of Twcoty-aeeond-at rjt at.. southern coracrof Ran aolpti, sail at Palmer lloutc. | Leave. Mall (via Main and Air Line)... • s.ooa. m * liar Kxpreii. • tuna. m . • Kalamazoo Accommodation... * 4.000.01. • Atlantic! Kxprcu (dally) |l 3.15p.m. ‘ Mclit Kxpreu it'u.ooo. m. firantl fi'ipidt and Mutktgon. \ MornluK hxpreia .♦ 9.00 a. m. Mght Kiprcaa It e.wp. m. t Saturday Ex. * Sunday Kr. t Monday Ex. { Dally. CHICAGO, ALTON & STTIoUIB and CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY 4 DENVER BHOHT LINES. Union Depot, Went Side, near Msdl«on*«t. bridge. Ticket Ofllcet: At Depot, and 122 Uandolph-n. Leave. KwuClty tDcnvcrFmEi..*l3:3o p.m. • 3:40p. m. Lou »A Sprlnjfle dK* • a : o»*. m. • 7:50p. m. 81. MTlnifllcidATeiM. J 9:00p.m. « 7:40*. m. 1 ekmanrt Krorla i'**t biprcas.l’KMXia, in.,* 4;iiiji. m. I’cort* Day KsprcM I* »:oo*. m. • 7:50n m, IJcorla. Keokuk & UurllmrtoQ.i* moop. m. • 7:4<>a. in. Chlirnito* I'aduc;nli |{. u. K*.. • »:i«)ri. m. • 7:.V>p. m. K*. *ia:»ip. m.i» a:4op. m. Juliet it Uwtxlit Accoinnniat n|* .'inxip. u». 0:3011. m. ME BHOHE t MOHMAH SOUTHERN. Leave. MMU.tliiMfln Line I n:4o».in.i Hioop. m. t-pecl* N.tjpTCM »;(«». m. B;<wjp. m. Atlantic hspren. dally .visp. m. m. ColMionr Accommodation .... ;i:ion. m. 11:10a.m. Night Hapreta tiotaop. in. \&:«>■. ra. CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE Si BT. PAUL RAILROAD, Union Depot, corner Maditon and CaimWu. Ticket (ittice, at south Clarlt-at., oppoalto Sherman Uouae, and at Depot. j Leave. ; Arrive. • • 6:35*. m.,* 7:30 p. m. Mllvtnkfc Exprea* wiKcuntlD & Mlnnciota Thro' Dar Kxprcw •10:00a. m. • 4:00p. m. Kxprin;.. S:osp. in. ‘11:00a. m. WJi.Tinotri i Minnesota Tliro .VlKlit Kxpfpi»< f ff:4s p. m. t 7:noa. m. All train* run tl* Milwaukee. Tickets fur St. Paul and Mlnnea;*>lli are good eitherrlaMadluon and I’mirti du Chlen, or via Watertown. La Gratae, and Winona. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. Depot, font nf T.qKi'-hi. and font of T'wenty-*econd-iL Ticket Pllle-e. till Uandolph-*t.. near Clark. j Leave. Arrive. Ft. taul* Kzprcu :• H:«oa. m. • 8:45p. m. Ft. Lonl* host Line « »;:« p. m. } 7:30 a. in. Cairo ft New Orleans Ex • h:10 a, m. • N:43i>. m. Cairo Night Kx { H:U5p. ni. 5 7:30 a. m. Ftrlngildd. Peoria & Keokuk • n.4<m. m. * s:wip. m. Firlngileld Night Kxiire.«« { n:3.'»p. m. } 7:3ua. m. Peoria and Kt-ukuk Express... • f,;35p. in. • “.min. m, Duim-pic ft Sioux CltyKx • f»::tn*. ni. *4:300. m. Dubu<pie 4; Sioux City Ex j* m.l* Turn*. m. oilman Pawnger I*6:it»p. m.l* »;33*. m. CHICAGO, BURLINGTON k QUINCY RAILROAD, Depot*, foot ot Lake-aU. indlana-av.. and Sixteenth* et., and Canal and Mxtecnlli-sia. Ticket UUlcca, 63 Clarkat., auq ut depot!. Leave. Mall and Expre** • 7:30 a. m. * 7:40p. m. Ottawa and streator Pa*»eng'r * 7:30 a. m. • 7:40 1>. m. Kockfurd, Dubuque ft Sioux , city • ti:3na. m. • 3:40 p. m. Pai'Hip>»« Line, fur Omaha. *lo:ooa. in. * 4:00p. m. Kama* City, Leavenworth. I Atelii«m ft St. Joseph Exp. *10:00a. tn. * 4:f*)p m. Aurora Pawnerr • 3:isp. m. • 7:56 a. m. Meinlota. Ottawa ft Stroator I Ptuweugcr • 4:30 p. m. • 0:55 a. m. Auroral’aMcnger • S:u»p. m. *ii:(oa, m. Aurora (Sunday)... luop.tn. imiua. m. Dubuque & Fimix City Kxp.... • 0:33 p. m. • 7:(»ia. m. Paelite. Sight Kxp. for Omaha tlO:uu p. m. I 7:ion. m. Katifo* city. Leavenworth, i AtHilMin ft Ft.. Joseph Exp.. p. m. t 7:10a. m. Downer * Grove Aecommodn *ll:m». m. • m. Downer's Grove Aocommod'ni* 1:45p. m.l* ft:3sp. in. Downer’* Orovo Acuummud'n • 0:35 p. m. I* f1:45 a. m. Text* Kxpre*! j*ln:«i p. in.,; 7: to p. tn. * Ex. Sunday, t Ex. Saturday. J Ex. Monday. ERIE AND OSTciOO LINE. Tlrket Officer. hi Clark*'!., Palmer House, Oran* I'aclllc, tttul at ili'lKit. IJ-’.Miclilcaicav., turner Modi •on. Train* leave from K*jnnUiiin lliilldlnw. ! Leave. | Arrive. Day Exprw— Pullman Draw- i Ing-Hoom Reiplng Cara, to Sew Vnrlc without rliruiite..i 8:00a. m.i 8:10a. QL Atlantic Eztirciw Pullman 1 ) PalarcDrawlnK-Uouin Sleep- 1 lug Cara and Hotel Cura. ’• B:fWp. m. l P:10p. m. Oniy line running the hotel ran to New Yorß. " prrrsßimo. ft. wayne& ohioaqo bailway, Leave Day Exrrcta |* Pacific Kipreat { Local Paaacoger—FutMall.... ! Fart Line tl Mali • ‘ 9:00 a. tn. • 7:fiop. m i ft: irv p. m. J m tlilrtp. m. { 9:<>ia. m llOimp, m. j m * 5:u5 a. in. • 5:03 p. in ■Sunday excepted. |Daily, tSaturday eicepiodl t Monday excepted. BALTDCOHE 4 OHIO BAILBOAD. Tralni leave from Exposition Building. foot of Mom rov-Kt. Tleket-oltlcea: *3 Clark-*!., Palmer Home, Grand Pacific, and l)ei>ot (Exposition Hutlillng). Lmto. ) Ajtltc. • 7:40*. m. • 5:lo p. m. * H:\Jn. tu. « anon. m. } s:<wp. ro.:* 8:10p. ra. Accommodation. Day Kxpreaa Fut Kxprvu.... {Dally. • Dally, Sunday* excepisd. CHICAGO, BOCK ISLAND & PAGU'XU EAILEOAD. Depot, corner of Van Diirun and Rherman-iu, Tlcfcot oillcc Ml L’lark-at., Hhennan liuuse. I Leave Onaba.Leavpnw'tb£AtcbCx!*lO:(Oa. m. • 4:nup. ni. I'eru A<‘comiocKltUuo ,* r.:uii>. m. * o:3oa. in. Nlcbt Exprvu f ju:001>. ni. J O:S3 >. ra. 3IEUICAL CAKDS. DR. JAMES. Loci Hospital, cor. Waslunston & moßli-sts. Chartered by the Mate of tlllnni/for the express pur pose of giving Immediate relief In alt ca*e« uf private, chronic, and urlnmy disease. In all their complicated forms. It Is well known uul Hit. JAMES lim stood at the hea l of the profession for the psit.'t'jvenra. Age and cxiierterice are all-important. .•'eumml Ueuku«M, nightlosae*byilrc«m«, plßtpletou the lure. lust mao* lunxL can positively be cured. Ladle. wanting (he moat delicate intention, call or write. Pleasant home tor pa tient*. A luok lor the million. Marriage (lulde. which tolls yon all almul thu.u iil»ea**-who should marry— why not-urn nu to pay postage. Dr. Jutnea has 30 rooms mill parlor*. \mi see i.o one but the Doctor. Dr. James I* sixty year, ot age. uvubulluUuqh always treu and bn ltd. tlflb e hours. »a, in. to 7p. m. bundays, lo to Ua. m. All inuiiicaa slrlctly oouUaculltU. pftnuni-ni'y cum pni.nr, !««•«« w'r fr.ua;... wtakntM mJ inilioUnry Itt a (laduala ul lli. K.rorut ichnol ol Slr-lu jies iiifi on nittcur* i Imiftr liKttrd and hit Ui*l*rerti|>rartict<i(ary tpcclallat In Hi* Northwnl. and, *i an initil.jt'-ni (e*l will (itutt, it tilt ONI.V real PolonilflcSro* rlallat in <'hu-as». Contullalloii tret, anil aacitdly twi.flj.n. till, i'rirtit hmril whrn drtlreO. ■AIUME^ES&SS iiaiaaaaaaaawM 4;, tuMt |„ , n r .|.i.«Juclioii| GUIDE ■ “ etit j<*|et, lor |wu tramp*. In* at [lit U/Tlec ol Ur. Uhl If. DR. C. BIGELOW HASRKMOVJ'nfrotnSTnSrnithrtiirk it.. eop. Van IV|- ren. lokj We*tMadli‘rmM.,cor. .Icffi-r^'n.Chicago. lit., mul hw had for the past twxntv vvir- tlio largest pr.m (lee tn the city fur Chronic andSexiuJ IMumm-h. Seminal WeakncM, Impotuncv, Hit- result of sclf-alHme In youth, or sexual eire-ses tu Tnaiiirer year*. rentier in;; uiSTrUgc Improper, permanently cun'll safely. privately. Pam phlet. 3rt pace*, relating lo al» ir, cent In sealed enve tope, for two j-cetit hHint's. Dooms M-piirntn fur Isilci and gentlemen. Comoiltailoti free. oihcc hour*. 0 a- in. loHp.m. tUimlsvs. ato4 (• .in. "Marrtuceliuldc.ur Sex ual Pathology," gnu largu-sl/e pmJt's. uiiibiaelng every thing un the grncrathi- system that In worth knowing, and muchnoipuMMuM In any oilier work. Price. ,VJct». So p l av •! Dr. Kean, 175 nt Clail-sl, comer it Uoiioe, cue®, May be consulted, personally or by mall, free of Chirac, on all chronic or nervous diseases. DU. J. KEAN Isthi only physician in the city who warran is cures or no pay, OlJU'elmurs. it a. m, to Bp. in.; Sundays from Uto IX. Dr. Stono, 171 Madison-et., Chicago. HI., permanently cares all Chronic. Sexual, and I‘rlvata Diseases. Female Diseases, Seminal Weakness, Sexual Debility, etc. Cure* guaranteed or money refunded. UrcrXI.UOO cases cured. Charges reasonable. hledl* ctnea sent everywhere. Consultation free aiulcunlt* dentist. personally or by mall. A hook fur both sexes. Illustrated, and circular* of oilier things sent sealed for twostampt. N. It.— A to»t will pmvo that Dr. Btone la thu only specialist In Chicago who Is a regular graduate TXTEitVOUS 'EXHAUSTION—A ’UEDICAD ESSAY, il comprising a scries of leriures dellrersd at Kahns Museum of Auutotny, New York, uu the cause ami cure of prematura decline, showing Indisputably bow lust bewlb way be regained, affording a dear syuupals of the Impedimenta tu marriage, and the treatment of nervous and physical debility, being tba result of au years' a*p— rleoco. Price as cents. Address the author. DH. L. J. JLAilN.oXDceaaaragUaaMUMutTcnUi-sL.NewYo*^ 7 Arrive, Arrive. 1 7:30 p. Ri ' S;00p. m. |in:2oa.m \ A:no>. m. 1*0:30 B. tu • 7:30 p. m .* o:3o*■ m Arrive. Arrive. Arrive. Arrive. I Arrive.

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