Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 7, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 7, 1876 Page 1
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VOLUME 29. removals. REMOVAL. I J. LEWIS, FIRT! AND MARINE INSURANCE AGENCY, behoved to jjq, 135 LaSalle-st., E. E. comer Madiaon-et. miS INSURANCE COMPANY, * habteohd, cone. buffalo GERMAN INS. CO., BUFFALO, N. Y. rcTEOITFIRE & MARINE INS.CO - MICH. REMOVAL. m & SHE FLORSHEIM BROS. Hive removed from 224 Stato-et. to 160 STATE-ST., near Monroe, ROOTS & SHOES. removal. gCATET S CO, deilers in Siovu, Bixaxi, Fra mcn,and HOCEEFDBSISHEiG GOODS, to So. 19 Butwt. TfADAMP. VAN BTJEEN W| remove to 15 Eldridge-court, and u now prepared to received orders from her old customers and ladles patmiy. T.ntest Modes. FINANCIAL. SAYINGS |S| BAM, Daw m m nmols. Exclusively » Savins* Bank. 105 CLAM, Moil CM Bluet Receives Savings Deposits upon interest, subject to the rules, and negotiates for others. GERMAN-AMERICAN BANK OB’ CHICAGO. Office, 172 East WasWngton-st. BBA3CB OFFICE. So. 59 SOBTH-CLABK-ST. JUSTUS EXLIAN, President, W. J. ttat.t.'Rß, Cashier. 7 Per Cent. We offer $100,009 in from one to four loans at SEVEN Kr cent. Q«h on for several email loans, from EWO to $3,000, at 9. SOUDDEE & MASON, ’ 107-109 Dearborn-*t. MONEY it low rotes on Mortgagee, Bonds, Warehonx* Bs aipta and SILVERMAN, Banter, Chamber of Commerce^ 82,000 TO 83.000 To invest in any good business that will bear Invcsti tatioa. Address F 47. Tribune office. SUMMER RE! HYDE PARK HOUSE. New Open for Summer Boarder*, with All tho Modern Comfort* and Luxuries. Ibis large, modern-built hotel, situated in an elegant put upon the lake shore at Hyde Park, is only 25 min utes* ride by cars from the centre of the city, and is reached by the Boulevard and driveways in *5 minutes. The new wing, which will be ready for oc cupancy June 1, commands ene of the finest views aoywnere about Chicago, and the whole hotel is un surpassed for coolness and convenience. The sur rounding park affords a charming resort, and the lake and give ample opportunities for bathing, row ing, and The hotel is provided with a first dies elevator; gas and water are in every part. The dining-room is unexcelled in this country, and the table is all that could bo aaked by the most fastidious. Tn addition to the etm accommodations for families, the proprietors have arranged a portion of the hotel for the especial convenience of single gentlemen— prices moderate. There is ample stabling room for the horses of permanent or transient guests, and parties from the dty will find no place more attractive as a terminus of a delightful drive. PEARCE k BENJAMIN, Proprietor*. Be Plasaitßst Seaside Eesoit ii lew Mali is BOAR’SHEAEHOTEL Hampton Beach, H.H., 40 Miles beyond Boston. /be hotel boai high, grassy bluff of several seres ex tending Into tbs AtUntie, with fine beaches for driving and bathing on either side. In full view of Cape Ann and Isle of Shoals. Music for daseing in the parlors lor guests daring entire season, which will commence June 15. Billiard rooms, bowling alley, etc.. In fine condition, sad fine teams for guests. Finest fishing on the coast. Terms to suit the times. Refer to ex-Gov. Noyes. Cincin nati ; Edward Wells, Esq., Quincy; the Hon. John O. Dors and Capt. J. G. Everest, Chicago. J. F. Lawrence, Esq.. 23 Reaper Block, wfao with his family spent last sea son at this house, and will the soming season, will cheer fully give any information, cte. 8. H. DUMAS. Prop’r. COMMISSIONER OF DEEDS. SIMEON W. KINS, Bte ONLY Commissioner of Deeds in Chicago having a separate official seal of office (including “Coat of Ann*/') for each State and Territory, a* required by lav. Mr, King fa also United State* Court Commis sioner for the Northern District of Illinois; Coun selor-! t-Lav j Commissioner U. 8. Court of Claims/at Washington, D. C.; Passport Officer at Chicago and Notary Public, Deeds, etc., drawn; acknowledg ments, depositions, and affidavits taken to be used in any State or Territory. Office in Methodist Church Slock, Boom 3, cornu Clark and Washington-sts., Chicago, Til. ' BUSINESS CARDS. ULEICH & BARNES, Beal Estate and Loan Office, Boom 3,65 Waehington-sU, have for sale several of the finest business blocks in Chicago, in most central loca tions, and paying a fine income, at decided bargains. Also, large list of improved and unimproved property m the city, and In the suburbs south of limits. FINE WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. THE BEST WOHKMEN. E. E, P. SHUBLY, <5 South Ciark-st., opposite Sherman House. L&WH MOWERS Ground md repaired In the best style and nut in per fect order. CHAB, H. PATCHEL, 6 Calhonn-placo, near basement, rear of Adams Express office. WISE SCBEEITS, or WINDOWS and BOORS, the cheapest and beat, at the CHICAGO WIRE WORKS. SO Stota-et., opposite field. Letter A Co/g. (Order early before.th^rush.) DYEING AND CLEANING. GENTLEMEN’S Gtethinc dyed, and repaired. ADO, SCHWARZ, CARPETS. *Ol CARPETINGS R A. LANCASTER & CO, 283State-si:., Are offering new styles Moqnette, Wilton, Velvet, Body Brussels, Tap estry Brussels, Three-Ply, aud In grain Carpeting at much less price than can be found elsewhere in this market. We will make it for the in terest of parties requiring Carpet ings to make their purchases of us. We invite special attention to our Bedding Department, which is larger and more complete than ever before. We offer BARGAINS in all kinds of Mattresses, Spring Beds, Comforters, Quilts, and a general line of Linen Goods, including Table Linens, Napkins, Towels, &o. Paper Hangings and upholstery Goods without regard to cost. E. A LANCASTER & CO., Buooenen to ALLEN, MACKEY k CO n 833 STATE-ST. PIANOS. i lABGIASSOBTIENT OF THE FAVORITE BAUER PIAETOS m At reasonable prices and easy terms. Every instrument fully warranted for five years. JULIUS BAUER & CO., Cor. State and Monroe-sts,/ (Palmer Souse). FUIM RENT. qftrt Splendid Upright, Square, and Grand Pianos IIJIJ to rent, and rent deducted if purchased. LYON h HEALY, State and Monroe-sts., Chicago. General Agents for Steinway’a Pianos. SECOND-HAND PIANOS. 1 7»Octave Emerson, Carved Case. 1 G-Occave Lemuel Gilbert. The above Pianos will be sold low, being taien by u* Ip exenange for Ciiicaro Piano *3 10l Dealers’ Association, w - *■ ™vir id “\ BS R^StetoandAd^mfrets^ TO RENT. Dostrallo ices TO BENT XKT THE mm bhi. moxriHE op WILLIAM C. DOW, Room 10, Tribune Building. To Rent, FraisM. A flrat-olass house, handsomely furnished, in one of the most desir able localities in tho city (South Side), is offered for rent till Novem ber, 1876. Apply on the premises, 33 Twenty-flfth-st. TO RENT. Btors and Basement No. 109 with elevator. Will rent for 54,000 If ap plied for at once. H* O. STONE, 146 Room 9. DOCK TO RENT! 150 feet front on South Branch, near Polt-st, bridge. Apply to 0. H. & G. O. WALKEB, 13 Chamber of Com merce. _ FOB RENT. jsssns’tmsii&iizsts bo changed to suit tenant. ... . „ Ai,o, Store Ko. 973 Wabssh-av., hnderAltierton Homo. 25x90. I. F. BONFIELP. Timm Building. for rent, , At Lafayette, Ind., a boarding-hoMe on a large scale and first elans in every respect; has ample room, ei tansive grounds, in thorough repair, and la bmlt above tbo level of tho street. Would rent as a private hotel. Immediate possession given. Address P.O. Box 1436, Lafayette, Ind. TO ttETSST T ! Stores 202 and 204 Jackson-st., near Fifth-av., with or without power; SSO per month. C. H. s G. C. WALKER, 13 Chamber of Commerce. TO ZEtIEnSTT I Five lota on the corner of Beach and Mather-ste., •with side-track, suitable for lumber, coal, or wood yard. 0. H. & G. O. WALKER, 13 Chamber of Com merce. - DOCK TO RENT. 150 feet front on South Side, near Twenty-second-it. bridge, with good railroad connections. Apply to WILLIAM C. DOW. 8 Tribune Building. DOCK TO RENT. The dock and cosl-yard northeast comer of Chlca go-av. bridge and river; 235 feet front. Apply to WILLIAM 0. DOW, 8 Tribune Building. TO ZR-EHSTT. Three-story and basement etono-front dwellings with brick barns, on ilichlgan-av. between Thirteenth ana Tnurteenth-sts.. with ail Imnrovements and in com plcte order, by BAIRD k BRADLEY, 90 LaSalle-st. TO ZE^HOSTT- The store and largo floors lately ocimpled by Strong rurnituro Company, 2G6 and 208 Watash-av,, well adapted for any business requiring largo amount of room. Apply to WM. C. DOW. 8 Tribune Building. TO HR/IBUSTT. The Setory and basement marble-front house, 31 Twenty-flfth-st. House in perfect repair; -has all modern improvements, furnace, etc,; rent „stl per month. C. H. t. a. O. WALKER, 13 Chamber of Commerce. TO jELSIKrT’. ITnt-floor and basement on Sooth State, to a xcapcnaihle party. Addreaa A 48, Tribune •fflea. CHICAGO, {SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1876-SIXTEEN PAGES. PURNITDKE. > VIENNA, AUSTRIA, MANUTACTUREBS OF THE AUSTRIAN BENTWOOD FURNITURE. Furniture of all kinds for Parlors, Bed and Dining-rooms, Libraries, Billiard and Smok ing-rooms. Restaurants, Cafes, Concert Halls. O'*"? etc. The AUSTRIAN BENTWOOD PUBNT TTTRE is wor’ d-renowned for its unsurpassed solidity and elegance of form, combined with superior lightness and elasticity. BRANCH HOUSE at 179 STATE-ST, Palmer House POPULAR FDffllTlE HOUSE! SPIEGEL & CAHN, 251 St 253 Watmsli-aY. We have now in stock an assort ment of Furniture not surpassed in the city, and we can satisfy all who favor us with a call THAT OUR PRICES ARE THE LOWEST. We SOLICIT AN INSPECTION. WAKEFIELD RATTAN SOFAS, EAST, ROCKING, and SEWING CHAIRS, at MANUFACTURERS’ PRICES. GIVE US A CALL! 251 & 253 Wabash-av. GENERAL NOTICES. Cta® of Depot We have this day appointed Messrs Van Schaaqk, Stevenson & Eeid, Wholesale Druggists, agents for our GELATIME-CBATED PILLS, Who will carry a full line. McKesson & bobbins. NOTICE. CITY TAX DISCOUNTS. »PFTR SAFEST INVESTMENT FOB, TTOUB MONEY IS INYOUB OWN TAX ES, especially when you can get a HAND SOME DISCOUNT. The City of Chicago will, at any time before Mar 20, 1876, bor row from persona owin£ City Real Estate Taxes for tne year 1875, tho amount of such taxes, allowing two (2> per cent discount, and •will issue vouchers therefor which may be •used at once, or held until the owner is pre pared to pay his other taxes. By order of the Mayor and Finance com* mittee. Apply to _ S. S. HAYES, Comptroller, Boom 3, City Hall. Water Rents Tvt> lOlyclo !E»a,x*ls. Are now due. Consumers are notified to pay the same before 10th May and avoid 10 per cent penalty. J. B. LEWIS, Cashier, at Village Hall. PASSPORTS OBTAINED. PERSONS GOING ABROAD can now secure thetr Passports by calling at my office, Methodist Church Block, Boom 3, corner Clark and Washington-*la., Chicago. 111., or by addressing mo throngh the mail, wiiw**, j SIMEON w. KING. United States Passport Officer at Chicago, HU NOTICE. WUI the Parties who entered my House at Oak Park be kind enough to return to 80 Lake-st. my Private Memorandum Book, obliging A. C. TERRY. DENTISTRY. DR. M. H. ASPINWALL, REMOVED from First National Bank Building to 56 Woshmgton-st., over Gossage s, having secured great reduction in rent, pro poses to make great reduction in price*. Special atten tion to filling and preserving tho natural teeth. WATER CURE. KENOSHA WATER CURE, KENOSHA, Wis. Recently enlarged and Improved. Fine lake view, and good boating. Summers re markably cool, and climate delightful Chronic Dis eases: Diseases of Nervous System. For circulars, terms, etc,, address N. A. PENNOYER, M. D.. Physl cian, or E. PENNOYER, Proprietor. JETTINE. LADIES’ TOPPim |f.SS.M£ Jfil IMS Its Superiority over all other dressings Is shown on one trial. Sold by Druggists and Boot end Shoe Stores. FIRM CHANGES DISSOLUTIOIN. The real estate copartnership hitherto existing on der the name of Storm fc Waro is this day dtuolved by mutual consent. »;•STORKS, Chicago May 1,1876. K C, WARE. B W Slorrs will continue the business at the old pla<». No. M Waahington-st., Boom 15, roaring a specialty of loans and appraisals. GROCERIES. mi pm J. HI HAS REMOVED TO 113 East Mison-si Just East of Clark-st. GBOOBBIES BeUQi fop coct at the following prices: Cut Loaf Sugar, per * ■ Standard‘‘A” Sugar, per Circle "A* Sugar, per lb l jX B Sugar, per *J New Orleans Sngar.perlb .8 Table t Sirup, 5-gallon keg*f0r................. 8J)0 Rice, beat Carolina, 15 tbs for, 1.00 German Mottled Soap, 60 ban, per box 3.75 Kirk’s Plain German Soap, 60 bar*, per b0x.... 3,50 Eingsford’s Silver Globb Starch, (Mb b0x...... • .60 Ringaford’s Oswego Corn Starch, per pkg *ll Mackerel, 15-Ib kits for 1*25 Whitehall, I&.& kits for 1.00 Cheese, New York Dairy, per tb *l2>f Pitted Cherries, per lb *26 Pared Poaches, per lb . *23 Corn, 2-lb cans, per dozen 1.50 Tomatoes, Standard. 3-lb cans, per dozen..—.. 1.50 Pie Peaches, Yellow, 3-lb cans, per dozen 75 Chow-Chow, Crosse ft Blackwell’s, mixed CO Salsd Dressing, Durkee’s, per bottle .60 IETIIjOTJIR/- BUnneaota Spring, Beat, per barrel.... ....$6.00 WhlU Winter Wheat, per barrel - 7.00 Patent .Minnesota, Best, per barrel.B*so TEAS. Gunpowder, 35, 60. €O, 75, Standard I 40 Young Hyson, 40, 50, GO, 76, Standard 90 Japan, 25, 50. CO. Standard 70 Oolong, 35, 60. CO, Standard 70 English Breakfast, 50, 60, Standard 76 All goods full weight, quality and satisfaction guaranteed. Goods de livered in all parts of the city daily. Orders by mail will receive prompt attention. ART SALE. Art S&I6 OP CAREFULLY FINISHED AND ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY THE CHICAGO ASSOCIATED ARTISTS, Which will be sold without reserve on Thursday and Friday Evenings, May 11 and 12. The following Artists are represented: WALTER SHIBLAW, A. J. PICKERING, J. F. GOOKINS, J. B. SLOAN. H. F. SPREAD, H. A. ELKINS, F. B. GREEN. CYBENIUS B ALL, DOUGLAS VOLE, ENOCH BOOT, J. H. DBUBT, D. F. BIGELOW, And many others. Free ErMbition Tuesday and ‘Wednesday, ARTISTS’ GALLERY, 313 WABASH-AV. B. SCOTT. Jr„ Art Auctioneer.will conduotihe tale* WM. A, BUTTERS k CO.. Auctioneers. PEW RENTALS. ANNUAL FEW RENTAL 03? Trinity I. E. CM, Miam-a?,, near Twenty-fonrfli-st, M O. I. TIFFANY, D s B, PASTOE, ’ TUESDAY EVENING, MA7 8. Organ Recital at 7#; Paw Pentad it 8 o’clock. THE PEWS OP THE Mid Pari Coipiaiial CM #lll be rested for the ensuing year. MONDAY EVEN- Ing. May 8, at 8 o’clock. By order of the Trustees. JOHN HARDER, Chairman. BOOKS. CLOSING THEM OUT AT AM PRICE 25,000 Copies of books, sU kinds, new and fresh, and is we are going out of the book trade to make more room for new additional stocks of Jewelry and Watches, we are closing them out at BOOKS T.rafl THAN HALF PRICE. Books for 5.10,25,40, 60,75, and 90 cents, worth $1 to $5. P. S. —Great Bargains in Bibles and Prayer Books. Family Bibles, fins and large, for $1.50. 242 state-!!., car. Mm WALL PAPER. -A.T THE SHEPHERD Wall Paper Store Toa Can Buy at FACTORY PRICES. Blanks 8 f 10,15 cents per 8011. Satins 16.18,20 cents per 8011. Golds. 30,35, 50 cents per 8011. Paper hung by Careful Workmen. 320 State-st., opposite Congress. FURNISHING GOODS. EXTRA INDUCEMENTS Offered in GENTS* PTJBNIBHINQ GOODS and SHIRTS at A. EATON’S POPULAR STORE. ShlrU to order low—VERT LOW. an and 03am- Ine oar stock before baying elsewhere. 202 STATE-ST., corner Adams. FOR SALE. Marble Soda Apparatus Several handsome ones, used but one season. Will tell at about half price. . BIGELOW FOUNTAIN COMPANY, 131 Lake-st. PROFESSIONAL. et.ran max am AND FISTULA positively cured gl|¥ 110 without pain or the use of knife, m3 l I Llk ligature, or caustic. A BURE ■ ■■l |||« CUBE OR NO PAY. Op&ralMioa A tvee. Dr. J. B. C* PHILLIPS, • U 7 A 169 Jtfadison-st., Chicago. REAL ESTATE. A CARD. In starting my Centennial cam paign against high-priced and unhealthy tenement houses in the city, and in favor of cheap and comfortable homes in the sub urbs, I think it proper to address a few words to my many thousand patron's, the clerks, mechanics, teachers, people of small means, laboring men and women—thank ing them for their cordial co-oper ation with me in my efforts to raise the deserving poor to posi tions of independence. It is their assured sympathy and support that has persuaded me to perse vere in this work and encouraged me to renewed efforts in their be half. This year, realizing the strin gency of the times, and desiring to make the very choicest of sub urban attractions contribute to my enterprise, 1 shall offer tor sale my tract in the village ot Glencoe, the handsomest suburb about Chi cago, on the .Lake shore, 14 miles from the city limits, reached in 30 minutes by the C. & N. W. Ky., and by the charming Lake Shore Drive. My customers of this Cen tennial year will not have to pay extra for these greater advan tages ; for, notwithstanding their higher cost to me, I shall offer beautiful lots in this delightful suburb at my long-established, time-honored rate of SIOO each, —sls down, and $5 monthly. I cannot hope ever to offer anything better or cheaper than this, and I am sure the pride 1 feel in Glen coe, and in my suburban home enterprise, will bo shared in by all who may visit that beautiful vil lage and see its natural advan tages of hills, forests, and lake. Ho charge for showing property, and free transportation for all who wish to go. 1 remain, laithfully. IRA BROWU. SIOO LOTS I 80 by 132 feet at Downer’s Grove, on C., B. ft Q. B. E., high, rolling land, near depot, 1,000 inhabitants, Churches, Schools, Ac. TEN-CENT TRAINS. Tzeea set bat, walks being laid, fte. Only $lO cash, $3 monthly. NO INTEREST. Liberal terms for all cash. Go and see property, free, and choose lots. STREET ft BRADFORD, 74 East Washington-ft. 115 PER CENT. We offer for sale a• solid business building, rented until September, 18T7, at terms that will pay over 11 per oent on ttao investment. About SIO,OCO cosh re quired; balance os four years' time, - SCUDDEE ft MASON, 107-109 Dearborn-st. FOR BALE. A fine dwelling, No. 286 Ohio-fit. T. 0. BOYD, Plumber, 147 Statfr-rt. FOR SALE. North Deaxborn-et, lot, cheap, 25x150 feet, facing east, just north of Chicaeo-av., at S2OO per foot. W. D. EERFOOT ft CO., 90 East Washington**!, CARPET CLEANING. EXCELSIOR CARPET-CLEANING AND RENOVAT ING COMPANY, OP NEW YORK, Having established their works in Chicago, are now prepared to cleanse and renovats all qualities of Car pets, removing all spots, stains, and insects of every description. Carpets thoroughly cleaned WITHOUT REMOVING THEM FROM THE FLOOR, if desired, and without raising dost or dirt. Carpets sent for and delivered free. Special rates given on large amounts of carpets. Our process and machinery not in use by any other Company in existence. We hold ourselves perfectly responsible for any injury done to carpets by our process. We use no ley or neid*. Feathers also steamed and cleaned. Orders left at our office, or by mail, will be promptly attended to. EXCELSIOR CARPET C. AND B. COMPANY. Basement 143 LaSalle-sU, near Madison. Carpet Cleaning AND RENOVATING WORKS, MS Wabash-av., near Twesty-flrst-at. Established 1871. Fitting and relay ing a specialty. Feathers and hair renovated. PHILLIPS ft GARNETT. fi a la ftfnnpLLEe & fuller H-flßCtr B* B 253 South Canal-st. lift BHiB Bl B ud 80 Dearborn-sh, **™wM am IB Solo owners of Wheeler 1 * /IT T 1 fl tnUT/1 Patent Machine. Oar- GLEANINcr. sa ““ CARPET UK! Boston Steam Camt-CleanM Worn, a. BOTHCHILD & CO., Proprietors, Office and Works, Hand 46 West Adams-sU Chicago Branch Office, 10-1 Twenty-second-st. f ___* EVERGREENS. Effiffiffli! EWE*!! 80,000 Evergreen Trees, from 2 to 7 feet high, 550 to s3ooper 1,000 at the Nursery; also Decidnout Trees, Flowering Shrubs, and Vine* at corresponding low prices. All well-grown nursery stock in first-rate con dition to transplant with safety. The same kind of stock from my Nursery can be found at my sales ground, 257 South State-st., at very low prices. Call and examine the eame. LEWIS ELLSWORTH, Proprietor of Dupage County Nurseries. ZOLINE. A QUBSTIOI For Housekeepers. Not what kind of Starch you use, but ** Do you use ZOLINE ? n Get a bottle, and after learning its many virtues you will not do without it Tor tale by groo r»# and druggists. “GREAT GUNS." That’s the Way a Kansas Zephyr Blew Over Chi cago Yesterday. it Made its Appearance Late in the Afternoon, Accom panied by a Minia ture Deluge. Tlie Cook County Hospital Stripped of Its Roof and Its inmates Left Without Shelter. Fearfnl Fall of the Michigan Southern Freight De jpot—Scenes at the Enins. Fire Workmen Seriously Injured by the Disaster —Some of Them Will Die. A Child Killed by the Blowing Over of a House on Blue Island Avenue and Twenty second Street. Four Girls Injured by the Falling-In of a Chim ney on Frank lin Street. Grace Episcopal Church Loses Its Spire and Sustains Consid* erable Damage. Miscellaneous Destruction of Property—A Total Ijoss of $250,000 in the City. CHICAGO. AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR. yesterday's sronax. A magnified, concentrated Prof. Tice atruck Chicago at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. It waa the offspring of two colliding elonds, aud came up from tbe sooth west. It has been demonstrated that these tornadoes are cylinders of wind, whirling rapidly around a vacuum. Within ten years the. Western country has Ween foil of them. A few years ago a most de structive one twisted East St Louis out of shape, and for some time newa has come of periodical visitations in Missouri. Bat until lately these terrific plagues have very seldom found their way so far north as Chicago and its parallel. A couple of months ago such a dis aster visited Hazel Green, a small village over the Wisconsin border, and miles from Ga lena. Several were killed, and the town almost wiped oat Nor was the assault of yesterday less powerful than that from which Hazel Green suffered. A more compact and stronger resistance met it and broke its force. In a small village the cyl inder with its groove in the centre, would have wrought terrible sorrow and ruin. As near as can be ascertained, the damage done is nearly if not quite a quarter of a million dollars. Of coarse there wst more or less in jury that never will he reported, and which would awell the amount. Tbe storm came at a most inopportune time, when tbe streets were filled with people and conveyances. Bat the less of life is comparatively slight, and it ought be well for Chicago to remember in its prayers to-day to thank God that tbe storm did not take a direct sweep from south to north, or from west to east. During the day the wind had been squally, and the rain bad alternately poured and drizzled : down. At about 4 o'clock the sky was sombre. Tbe run bad ceased. Now and then there was a faint flash of lightning, more the reflex or the photograph of a flash than the flash itself. There was no thunder. At 5 tbe clouds rolled up from the west in great bellying masses. The edges were tipped with a ragged leaden-gray color. They came up as if born of a volcano, and as they separated and closed again tho tor nado descended, and, after it had passed, tbs rain came down in sheets and torrents. Tbe whole attack did not last more than three min utes, and then came tbe booming of fcbunder, as if to signal that all danger bad passed. WABASH AVENUE. AS ILL-FATED THOBOUQHFABB. The track of the hurricane on Wabash avenue extended from Jackson to Twenty-second street, and the mighty rush of wind was experienced by the inmates of every bouse on the avenue between the points named. Only the most available positions, chose which by reason of situation and surroundings were moat Uaely to be taken in and done for, were made tbe ob ject of the storm-king’s attacks, and bravely did bo do his work of devastation. Across tbe av enue in almost an easterly direction lay tbe course of the uncontrollable zephyr, and for about one minute it blew a good deal more than wbat the old sailors term “great guns.** A FLT-AWAZ StSEWaLK. On the southwest corner of Yen Boren street and Wabash avenue there is a vacant lot. On the avenue front was a plank sidewalk support ed on trestles, which bad their base in the area beneath. The first puff from the iEolian cave bom the walk from the trestle beneath; and the second lifted it in sections of 12 or *l4 feet in length and wafted them clear across tho rail way-track to the curbstone on the opposite side. A moment previously a welMaden street-car going north passed along, and narrowly es caped being reduced to kindling-wood. Harri- Bon’a picture-gallery, on the southeast comer of Wabash and Van Boren, was. the objective point of some of the loose planks, which danced feathor-liko in the breeze. Two or three of these waltzed through the large plate-glass windows, which wero summarily reduced to vitreous hash and utter worthlessness, inflict ing eu absolute loss of about $250. The blow danced merrily around the houses in the* neighborhood, roaring like that Scriptural bon which was hungry and seeking something to devour, but did no damage until it reached 458 WABASH AVENUE. Here it discovered a laundry, and having an amiable predilection for washing, made a rush through the windows, which it scattered as Long John did the inhabitants of the " Sands ” sev eral years ago. "Clean biled shirts’* went flying through the air, only to be rescued in condition far from pleasing either to the owners or the laundry people. Tho damage inflicted hero aggregated about SSO. la front of the Gregg mansion, which was lately occupied by the Chicago Club, stand three or four large trees. One of these the storm alng attacked as a little byplay, evidently an noyed at being unable to find something more ..worthy of his power. This tree was knocked off NUMBER 355. lt« leg*. eo to apeak, aad when the typhoon bode adisu to it, aa angle of 45 degrees described iu condition, viewed from a geometrical stand* point. Diagonally opposite is St. Mary’s Church. One of the Urge chimneys on the rear end of tha building made a feeble resistance, bat the pres* sore was too great, and it went down bodily on to the roof of 16 Eldridge-coort, crashing through the roof, and allowing an entrance for a section of the flood which accompanied the storm. The building fortunately waa unoccifc pied. It ia owned by Dr. Eldridge. AT 517 WABASH AVZMUB, is a' two-story boose, tne first story of which il occupied as a retail grocery, and the upper floor as a boarding-house. Two chimneys of small size were flopped over on the roof, making tbs rafters hog. and inclining the occupants to be* lieve that a small-sized section of the last da] bad unexpectedly arrived. Three chimneys at No. 539 Wabash avenue, a two-story and basement honae, were dismantled! and danced a jig on the roof to the consterna tion of the occupants. Boyond shaking things up pretty lively, and causing the fair members of the household to indulge in some musical notes above the high C, no inconvenience wag felt. . The tornado rushed with terrible fury over the marble-front block nos. 541. 543, ASD 545. It found a snag in the shape of a heavy mass ol tin cornice and roofing. This it ripped up, rolled together as a leather-dealer does a bundle ol calfskins, and deposited it on the opposite side of the street, where it now reposes like a col* lapsed boiler of a stern-wheeler wrecked on the Mississippi. The reporter witnessed nothing further o i moment except a few loose bncks, and an occa sional shingle, until he reached the southeast corner of Thirteenth street, where a larga ■hade-tree waa tom up by the roots and knocked prostrate on the sidewalk. On the opposite aldo of the street another tree hod succeeded in a measure in withstanding the force of the blow, but it will take considerable muscular power ta restore it to its normal condition of perpendicu larity. TH3S aEETnODIBT CHUBCH. One of the pinnacles of ths Wabash AveoxM Methodist Church . was lifted from its anchor aea and toppled over on to the roof of Pargons’ drug-store at No. 604 Wabash avenue. The frail timbers supporting the root were unable to withstand the crushing weight of brick, stone, and mortar, and the result was a pronounced crash. The debris came piling into the store beneath, closely followed by a heavy rush of falling water. Tarpaulins were hurriedly obtained aud taken to the roof ; the hole was temporarily closed, and the drug clerks organized a convention in which they congratu lated each .other on his narrow escape from what might have been instant death. / Hot the work of destruction was not yet dona. There was richer, fruit in store for it to feed on, and the storm hurried on in search of gbace Episcopal, cnußcn, one of the moat handsome religious edifices is the city. Here it hovered for a moment, long enough to mass its forces for a grand charge on the tall slender spire which surmounted the tower at the southern end of the front. With an ear-piercing shriek it leaped headlong upon its prey. The spire swayed to and fro for an instant; the tower rocked, tho earth quivered as if in labor, and.witha crunch, like that pro duced by the rendingof a beef bona by a lion, tba graceful monitor, which pointed the heaven ward way to the almost countless, sinners wba daily passed, fell to the ground beneath, a dis tance of fully 75 feet. The felling of the Yon dome Colama in Paris daring .the Communist troubles produced a not dissimilar wreck. Im mense sticks of timber, big as the piles used by Farmer Harms in the new Court-House, wore shivered and splintered. Huge masses of stone, some of them weighing fully a ton, were de tached from tho beds, in which it was expected they would sleep undisturbed for ages, and chipped and cracked, hks a granite . coffee-cup, that _ had fallen from the breakfast-table. A portion of tho fall ing mass struck a section of the roof 13 or IS feet square, and lot daylight and a plentiful •baptism into tho sacred edifice, carrying with if a conglomerate melange- of wood, stone, iron, .and slate. -.The groat bulk of the spire, how ever. fell into tbs open lot between the church and the frame house immediately south, render ing tho same impassable except to reporters and Alpine climbers. Strange to say the frame house sustained no damage beyond two or three broken lights of glass and the scratching of eba paint on the side wall on the north. The occupants, mistress, maid, and chil dren, were subjected to such a scare as they never before experienced, and they won’t pray for its repetition. A large portion of the brick wall which marked the boundary of ■the church lot waa also destroyed, and lies buried under the nuns of the spire. There will be no services in tho church to-day. Tho mem bers and congregation are invited to attend worship ati Trinity Episcopal Church, corner ef Michigan avenue and Twenty-sixth street. The fury of the storm abated so far as Wabash avenue was concerned after the dismantling of Grace Church spire, and no other damage of any moment was perpetrated until the zephyi reached the Woodruff House. A couple of chimney-stacks were here spilled over the roof and down on a shed in tho rear. The destruc tion was inconsiderable. The Atherton House, at the corner of Twenty-second street, experi enced a similar cotillion. South of Twenty second street the storm did not put in any ap pearance, and all waa serene. THE COUNTY HOSPITAL* PLEASANT FOB THE SICK. It struck the old County Hospital oa tha west side. A heavy unnecessary wooden cor nice erstwbiie decorated that establishment* and the wind, with better taste than the archi tect, secured a purchase under it and lifted it* There Is a cupola on the roof of the higher ox main building. It is slated, like a belfry and open, and to-day stands monumental. Being open for the free circulation of air, the atx circulated freely and did no damage. From the western wall to the southern edge of tha cupola and across to the eastern wall the roof was ripped up and splintered ruthlessly. Be tween the attic floor and the roof was a space of 20 feet. In this attic was situated a water tank. Tearing over the top of the western wall* and lifting the comice for a purchase, the wind raised the roof (in sections of greatee or smaller dimensions) 30 feet into the air and disseminated the par tides. From the east to the west wall is estimated at from 125 to 135 feet. From the south front of the cupola to the south edge of the higher build ing is 50 feet. The roof of this space was shaved off clean. A chimney on the south was blown over, and the debris fell on the long wing Booth of the main part. Under the roof were two tanks, one for hot and one for cold water. Th» falling bricks dropped quietly on the roof and mashed it in, so that the timbers and scantling* lie endwise on the floor nndemeath. The tin on the north and west sides was rolled up like sheets of music. The tin on the south and eaek sides was carried with attendant rubbish 509 feet and landed on the railroad-track. Of root torn up and distributed there were about 7,500 square feet, or about five cords of wood. Thom was not a vestige left, except the cornice, which was found 8 feat from where it belonged, pushed back under where the roof stood. FBOV THE WESTERN SIDS, looking east, the scene is dull and uninterest ing. The cupola stands on the brink of the ru in. Below is a barren waste, (be floor of an at tic. Along the ledge below the cupola is a rag ged, abrupt termination of what is left. Thug comes a fall of 20 feet to tho floor, scattered with chips and shavings, os though the carpen ter bad gone to lunch. Minute bits of tin and small, mconseaueofcial pieces of boards and lath, mixed in with a suspicion of plaster and a couple of Window-frames, arc all that testify ta tho former existence of a roof. A long roll o| tin roofing runs transversely from the scuttle ta the cornice, bat that was left a snaro to the feet of the unwary. It was a clean shave. Thera was a huge building. Part was four stories high and part three. Most of the roof of the three story building deserted to join the storm, and a sturdy old ehimoey that wouldn’t go was tum bled over on the lower roof. It lasted but a minute, but in that time, to this building alono, it did from $6,000 to $3,000 damage. THE HOSPITAL WAS FULL OF PATIENTS. Every ward was filled when the storm came ; tbs double doors at the west were half open. , Five men tried to shut them, and it took their com bined weight and set ength. The howling of the wind and the whistle of flying bncus and debra were horrible. Tbe rain poured down through the walls, drenching the As tho tin wa# tom op, it roared and rattled like thunder,.TSt shuddered out d>gmai groans as It TtattHm

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