GALENA DAILY GAZETTE
Vol. 16 Number 103
Tuesday morning, January 26, 1863
Page 3 col. #1
"During the past week the weather has each day, been growing milder. Yesterday was very warm for a day in January, and the snow rapidly became water, and ran in brooks down our streets. If this kind of weather continues, the sleighing will soon be spoiled."
"Richard SEAL, Esq., County Clerk of this County, has been confined to his room for over a week, with inflammatory rheumatism. We hear that he is improving, and it is hoped that he will be out in a few days. Captain G. W. GIRDON is attending to the business of the office during Mr. SEAL's sickness."
A FRESH ARRIVAL
" J. P. HOFFMAN is continually increasing his assortment of goods by fresh arrivals from the East. He is doing both a wholesale and retail trade in drugs, medicines, paints, oils, varnishes, window glass, brushes, perfumery, surgical instruments, kerosene oil and lamps, and everything else usually kept in a well regulated drug store. His store is opposite the De Soto House."
ST., MICHAEL's CHURCH
"A very large audience assembled at St. Michael's Church last Sunday evening, to listen to a sermon from the Rev. Dr. McMULLEN, President of the Chicago Catholic University. His subject was "the absolving power of the priesthood." Many protestants attended for the purpose of ascertaining what was the belief of Catholics upon that subject. It was the largest church audience we have seen in the west."
"Mr. E. A. COLLINS, of this city has sold his stock of goods to C. R. PERKINS and O. L. GRANT. We hear that Mr. COLLINS intends to leave the city. Mr. GRANT starts for the East this morning to purchase a large stock of goods for their new trade. Messrs. PERKINS & GRANT are making preparations to keep a large assortment of leather, harness, carriages, wagons, sleighs, &c. They will take possession of the store on the first of March."
"These curious artists gave their first entertainment's at Davis Hall last evening. They were welcomed by an appreciative audience, who went away more than satisfied. The little glass engine "Monitor," was in full operation, and that alone is worth the price of admission (25 cents). This evening they offer a prize to the handsomest lady in the hall,--a committee of gentlemen to be the judges. Look alive girls,--it will be a sharp contest."
"Mr. SKINNER, Agent of the Illinois Central Railroad at this places, informs us that from ten to fifteen carloads of freight are shipped from this station every day, and that the amount on hand still increases. There are over 800 car loads here awaiting shipment. Think of this, there are railroads in the United States which do not ship as much freight from every station on the road as the Central Road carries from Galena alone. It is estimated that from 15,000 to 20,000 dressed hogs are stored in Dubuque and Dunleith for shipment east. They are worth at least $200,000. If this warm weather continues, it must all be ruined. The owners are in a feverish state of excitement about the matter, some of them having all they are worth invested in this kind of property."
CO. F, 12th ILLINOIS INFANTRY
"This veteran Company having enlisted for a third time, has been granted a thirty days' furlough and is expected in Chicago to-day, as we learn by a telegram from the Adjutant General. They may be expected in this city on Wednesday or Thursday evening. Our citizens desire to give the Jo Daviess Guards a suitable reception and entertainment, and arrangements have been made with Mr. WAINEY, proprietor of the DeSoto, to prepare a supper for them, and as many ladies and gentlemen as may wish to partake, on the evening of their arrival.&nbps; Tickets may be had for $3 for a lady and gentleman, and $2 for a gentleman--one half the proceeds to go towards entertaining the Jo Daviess Guards, who will be furnished with supper, lodging and breakfast. Tickets may be had at J. BROOKE's bookstore, at the DeSoto House and Post Office."
"One Thomas KELTY, from Hanover, while in this city yesterday, imbibed largely of bad whiskey and got on a spree generally. He became noisy and quarrelsome, and appeared not to doubt his ability to whip out the whole American people "or any other man." He picked up a fuss with a negro and attracted a large crowd around him, when Marshal O'LEARY informed him that if he did not keep quiet, he would get himself into trouble.--Soon after this, down in front of CHANDLER's store, he collared an old gentleman from Savanna, by the name of Charles BENNETT, alleging that BENNETT procured his arrest last summer down at Savannah, and had a pistol taken from him. Some one went for the Marshal, who arrested KELTY and took him before Justice MARFIELD, where he was fined $5 and cost of court. He said he would pay no such bill, --would sooner whip the whole city of Galena, whereupon our tall Sheriff marched him off to jail. He went along very cheerfully, declaring that he could break out of the "old coop" before morning. KELTY was arrested here last summer for breaking the peace, but in some way he escaped from the officer before his trial came off. He was arrested yesterday for the old offense, and will be tried as soon as the present case is settled."
In Jamestown, Wis. Jan. 23, of Consumption, Matthew G. ANDERSON, aged 27 years. At Secret Ravine, Placer Co., Cal., Dec. 15, 1863, of Consumption, Wm. H. MEDCALF, eldest son of James MEDCAL, of Platteville, Wis., in the 42d year of his age."
In Lena,; Jan. 21, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. A. A. TREMPER, Mr. Alfred F. FOLL, and Miss Jennie S. PARRIS, all of Lena.
New York, Jan. 25
"A letter from Hilton Head, 21st, reports nothing unusual. The shelling of Charleston continued night and day. Intervals of 10 minutes. Charleston is gradually crumbling under this bombardment."