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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1883.
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Ifs Industrial, Commercial, Railroad,
awl Agricultural Development.
FINANCE AND TRADE.
Latest Reports from Leading
The bill introduced in the House by Mr. An
derson, of Kansas, to create a postal telegraph
of tlie United Slates, "provides that the Gov
ernment shall issue bonds to the amount of
$3,000,000. redeemable in twenty years and pay
able in thirty years, and that at the expiration
of ten rears there shall be sot aside from tho
earnings of the telegraph $300,000 to form a
sinking fund for the payment of the bonds."
Tho bill provides that there shall be a uniform
rate of twenty-live cents per message 01 ieu j
words or less.'and twenty-live cents for every j
additional ten words. It contemplates that
there shall be a telegraph postal omce :u every
poslofiice where there is a carrier system, and
that there may be one at any ollico where tho
postmaster can give a sufficient bond to cover
any amount which the office may fall short of
meeting the expenses incurred on account of
the telegraph. The telegraph lino contem
plated in the bill is to run from Portland,
Jilahie, to Topeka, Kansas, with branches to all
principal cities between those points. Tho pro
vision allowing smaller post offices to have the
telegraph postal service on tho condition that
what each office lacks of paying expenses shall
be secured by a bond given by the postmaster,
applies onlv to offices near the lines provided
for. The control of the postal telegraph line
is to bo under an officer of the Postoffice De
partment, to le known as the supervisor of tho
There is good reason to believe that the pres
ent unsatisfactory condition of business is due
to long credits and orerstanding. During the
past rear there were 6,73$ business failures,
with aggregate liabilities of $101,517,501. during
the vcar.As there were only '1,735 failures,
witlf liabilities of $05,752,000, during the year
3SS0, the remarkable increase in the short space
of two years is at once seen to be out of all pro
portion to the increase in the volume of busi
ness. A comparative statement of failures and
liabilities for tho twenty-six years extending
from 1S57 to 1FS2 shows that several times dur
ing that period the tide of business disaster has
risen vcrv much higher than at present. In
3S57 the liabilities aggregated $201,750,000; in
3SG1, $207,210,000; in lS7o, $22-.4!W,000, and in
1S7B, $234,3s3.132. But these were all periods
of exceptional business depression. The general
panic in 1657, the beginning of the war in lcGl,
the overtrading and over-railroad building of
1S73, and the rush of insolvents to get through
bankruptcy in 1S76, before the termination of
the' bankrupt law, account in a perfectly
natural way for tho exceptionally great num
ber of failures in the years above mentioned.
A purchaser of land in California always
Btands a chance of finding it turn out to be gold
bearing, orlo possess stores of quicksilver, cop
per, or other hidden mineral wealth. One of
these surprises has befallen Dr. E. T. Bumette,
of Oakland, who bought a hill near Los Gatos,
about sixty miles below San Francisco, for use
as a pasture ground. It was necessary to dig,
in order to deepen a well, and a large number
of blocks that looked like ordinary stones were
taken out and thrown on one side in heaps.
Some of these stones, being afterward used to
build a fire upon for cooking purposes, were
found to be highly combustible, burning rap
idly with a bluish flame. Further examination
Ehowed that they were simply solid' blocks of
sulphur, and that tho whole hill is substan
tially an immense mass of this mineral. With
Bulphur selling at $20 a ton, Mr.liurnette's pur-.,
chase has turned out to be a greater mass of
treasure than many gold mines.
The annual meeting of tho Reading Railroad
stockholders was held in Philadelphia on Mon
day. Franklin B. Gowen was re-elected presi
dent and the old board of directors continued.
President Gowen read his annual report. It
states that the sum of $7,605,-1 91.30 has been
paid in cash on the deferred income bonds, of
which $0,643,505 was paid in England, and the
remainder in America. The plan of financial
reorganization was discussed. The receivers
during tho three years of their control have
expended $5,41S,179.16 in new equipment and
other expenses. In order to terminate tho re
ceivership, an attempt has been made to nego
tiate $13,000,000 of the 5 per cent, consols, only
$730,000 of which have been sold. Judge Mc
Keuna, of the United States Circuit Court, will
return to the city next Monday, and an appli
cation will probably be made for a dissolution
of the Reading Railroad receivership.
A Philadelphia dispatch says: It is estimated
that at least 10.000 looms and probably 200,000
spindles are idle in tho cotton and woolen mills
of this city in consequence of continued de
pression in the trade. At tho usual rate of
running these machines this means a total loss
of work for between 5,000 and G.000 operatives,
while leu times as many are working at re
duced wages and shortened time. A leading
;nill owner said to-day as a reason for all this
that everybody who could atford to do so was
closing down. Mills were stopped because they
did not pay, and this would continue until the
price of labor decreased or that of products ad
vanced. Some of the mill owners think that
Southern cotton mills are competing,and others
that the unsettled condition of the tarilf ques
tion is working harm. All of them expect tho
depression to wear oil' in a short time.
Philadelphia has a co-operative store with a
present capital of $30,650 and real estate worth
$20,000. It pays an annual dividend to its
shareholders of six per cent., and returns quar
terly to customers from four to nine per
cent, on their purchases. Tho manager says
that the whole secret of success in co
operation is to start on a small Ecalo and
extend tho business slowly. To this rule
he attributes the success of the venture. It
"wa begun eight years ago by several men who
worked in a factory and thought it would be a
good idea to v.lnapcn provisions by buving in
lots and then divijn:. They formed 'a little
society, and kept their stock in a room of a
member's residence. Xesfcthey hired a small
Store, and from that tho business has grown to
annual sales aggregating $250,000.
Tho Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad
Company was chartered at tho State depart
ment at Ilarrisburg, Pa., on Monday. The lino
of tho road will run from a point on the bound
ary line between Delaware and Pennsylvania,
in Upper Chester township, Delaware county)
Pa., to the city of Philadelphia, a distance of
21 miles. The capital slock is $1,200,000. The
directors are Thomas M. King, Allegheny City;
Holm M. Cleave, Pittsburg; Harry S.Burgesser'
Pittsburg; Robert Garrett, John W. Davis,
John K. Cowen, Baltimore, and Wm. S. Bisstll,
Allegheny City. The president is James IJ.
Washington, of Allegheny City. The principal
office is in Philadelphia. This is the Pennsyl
vania division of the Baltimore and Ohio lino
between Philadelphia and Baltimore. A corps
of engineers is now engaged in surveying tho
The Portland Ore gonian says : A log cut on
the Skagit last week measured nine feet across
at the stump. The first cut was over twenty
four feet in length and measured eighty-four
inches; the next log, thirty-two feet and seventy-six
inches at tho to), and the third log
was thirty-six feet long and measured sixty
three inches. Ninety-two feet of saw-logs were
cut from the tree, the average diameter being
seventy-four inches. This tree would probably
scale about 12,000 feet.
During the past year there were built at the
Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, 503
locomotives, and of this number 120, or moro
than one-fifth, were for foreign countries, prin
cipally for Brazil, Central America, Cuba, Chili,
Australia, and the Sandwich Islands. These
works have nearly completed their order from
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for 60
locomotives, and are about putting in hand
work on a lot of 30 engines for the Philadelphia
and Reading Railroad Company.
A Pittsburg puddler, named Adams, baa in
vented a furnace which will mark a great
change in the labor of puddling, beside making
it possible for wrought-irou to be produced at
a3ess cost than ordinary pig. 'Ihc composition
of the hearth of this furnaco constitutes its
chief foaturo. and the reducing gases in passing
through this substance assume the properties
which rapidly and perfectly deoxydize the metal
above. Ordinary ores in this furnace arc rap
idly converted into iron containing not over
seventy-five one thousandth of one per cent, of
A Chicago dispatch, dated .Tan. Sth, says: A
corner in corn is said to be developing here and
the rapid rise of 7 cents last week in January
options gives color to the story. It is stated
that Truman 15. Handy, who successfully ran
the former deal, has associated with him sev
eral heavy New York capitalists and heads tho
scheme. It is supposed to be tho plan of tho
clique to buy all the January and February
corn ofl'cred. One broker bought over S00,000
bushels on Saturday.
B. H. Campbell, representing a syndicate of
Chicago capitalists, is negotiating with the Sec
retary of the Interior for tho lease of a tract of
land thirty miles square, embracing about
2.-100.000 acres in the Indian Territory, belong
ing to tho Cherokeo and Cheyenne Indians.
The company purposes using tho land for graz
ing cattle. They oiler $r0,0fK) per annum rental
for tho land, and the Indians are represented
as being anxious to enter into the arrangements.
The total profit of the Heading Kailroad for
the year ending November ."0, 18S2, was $11,
0.")9.2."S; total charges, including debt balance,
renewal fund. State tax on capital stock, rent
als, and full interest on all obligations, except
bonds of the Coal and Iron Company owned by
the Kailroad Company, $10,17(W!7, leaving a
surplus of $SS2.9 11. as acninst $183,230 for tho
year ending November 30, 1SS1.
The woolen and other mills along tho Penob
scot river have been compelled to commence
running on half time for lack of water. Tho
operatives are making barely enough to pay
their board, and the mill owners aro losing
money, not being able to fill their orders. Such
a droiignt has never been equaled in Maine,
even in summer, and the mills never closed be
fore for want of water in winter.
A contract has been signed between General
Barrios, of Guatemala, and General Ulysses S.
Grant, President of the Mexican Southern Kail
road Company, under which, in returns for
certain concessions, this company undertakes
to build 250 miles of railroad in Guatemala
within two years after the Mexican Southern
line readies the Guatemalan frontier.
At Pittsburg, Pa., a convention is shortly to
be held to eil'ect a general organization of the
bituminous coal miners of tho United States.
The call has not yet been issued, but will be in
a few days. Theidea is to get the 170,000 min
ers in tho United States under one head for
mutual protect ion and the prevention of strikes.
Each Stato will have its separate organization.
Chicago statistics for 1RS2 show that the cat
tle receipts wero 8,000,000 head, valued at
$200,000,000. The wholesale trade of tho city
amounting to $-135,000,000, and tho manufac
turing to $311,000,000; tho total grand aggre
gate business of the citv for the year reached
the sum of $1,015,000,000.
Tho New York Silk Exchange has been pre
sented, through the Japanese Consul, with a
case containing several millions of silk-worm
eggs, and will distributo them frco to Ameri
can silk culturists.
Tho Bricklayers' National Union, composed
of delegates from local unions throughout tho
United States, began its seventeenth annual
convention at Providence, K. I., Monday.
There were 257 failures in tho United States
reported to B radslrcrt's Journal the past week;
15 moro than the preceding week, and 103 more
than the corresponding week last year.
THE STOCK MARKET.
HctIcw of tho Week In Wall Street and Closing
Special to The National Tribune.
New York, Jan. 10. The market during
tho morning hours was dull and weak, being
affected by one or two unconfirmed rumors not
calculated to produce buying. The Bull party
succeeded, however, in keeping prices more or
less steady and resisted anything like a serious
decline. In consequenco of this, the amount of
business done has been of a 4lin)ited character
and confined almost entirely? the room trad
ers, who succeeded in squeezing out their" daily
eighths between orders to buy and sell fur
nished by the Bulls. Towards the close there
was a partially unsuccessfull attempt to
strengthen prices which only resulted in re
storing the figures of the morning. Outside of
this there is nothing to note, tho public being
still absent. Money 5 per cent.
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OUR COMMERCIAL REPORT.
State of the 3IarkeLs at Leading Trade Centres Kast
Nnw Yoihi, Jan. 10. Cotton is steady at lo'ios-lfic.
Southern Hour Jinn and fairly active. Wheat opened
VaJ.c. lower, recovered and advanced ?l(aU:, cloiin;; at
atiille below the hi'litht; moderate export and lirisk
H:-cul:itiJii ." No. 2 led Certilicati-s it II'-nj 1 12'4, Janu
ary SI lK'tl 12. February SI 12V..1 13',. und Maicli
1 U,.(ai 10. Hye iuiet and lirm at t.(i(tv7iK-. tor Weelt-rn
and 0'.tfi72c. for State. Corn opened .Vv'ae. lower, recov
ered and advanced 'jfec, eloMii),' about steady ; mod
erate export and fair .speculation; MeamerntM(."-''5l.c.,
Nil 2 mixed in Elevator i.'i'i(!U)V-. January 0,N'af.aiijc,
Eebruary fAli(a.(T,',Jc, and May iil'4('i0i;c. Oats' .'jf" 'e.
lower and more uethe, chimin;: nmre faleadv; mixed V ext
ern 4tfgH7c.,and white do. -iU'K'M: Coll'ee is lirm and
higher for spot, Itio cargoes i;(a,j,.tc for ordinary to
prime, options ?. S5 Mireli, ;0fi0 o.i May. itciined Jjni,'ar.i
o,uiet and fcteady. Petroleuni unsettled, United tti',c
Tallow aetlveatxi llrm,K(o.c. for prime city. Porkouiet
and held tnmewliat tinner ; mess ;ife 6u for npot, Jls 20'n
la 30 Januiry. 518 J&ajis sft Eebnmry. Lard is quite
active and (i10 points higher, closing with a slight re
action; prime Kteam ?10 ni(&20 S7'a spot, io 77dz.lu 12
January, ?lotJ210!W February, rreljiht-j to Liverpool
dull; Cotton per steamer (jo-lCd., Wheat 'UHlt'thd.
CiltCAOO, Jan. 10. Wheat unsettlcI but Renerally
Ijiher; regular tt770r9.wc. January, 0-c. February, I'ji'.c.
arch. slo5'Ji May : No. 2 icd .Winter Wc.iiin! V .
SpriuK U7(u.i'jc. Corn active aiid higher ulM.dic.
c:ish, 63c. Match. &r'fif,4c. May. OuLs unsettled and
renerauy lower at .ic. aif n, k:. J,ebruury,37?(lfi4c.
March. Hulk Muutb in good demand ; houldera at 0 60
ehort rib c't, bhort clear ?'J 25. Whiky uteady at ?1 10. At
the closing tall Wheat easier; May declined i4('i'4c.
Com 54c lower to Jac. higher. Oats c. lower U'.c.
higher. Pork and Lard firm.
Ni:w Yonic, Jan. lo. Peeves Keccipts 900 head. Fresh
arrivals were divided among trade slaughterers ami ex
porters; no change in the tone of the market. Dressed
lleef had moderate sale at etlOc. per lb. Sheep and
Lambs Receipt 1,017 head; Sheep hold at 4 75aB 50,
and Lambs at ;(u,7 oo per loo lbs. Swine Receipts 2,600;
market tinner Jor live hogs at $37J2(at C2a pur 100 lbs.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Hogs Receipts 30,000, and ship
ments 1,100; market lirm and bri.tt; common to good
mixed at OO 25; heavy. f0G 70; light at 5 750 30.
fj 10i 10. tiheep Becelpts 3,700, eulinaenta 6W ; murket
iu.i. njc oieaiiy 111. use. ijes-eu loa ntglief, llglit
S7 2.(7 3U, fair to guod heavy c7 40f?7 6o. Pork active
and higher, nt 17 25(iyl7 30 cash, f!7 -1017 42'2 Feli
ruary, 17 55ra.l7 67,'i March. Lard htrong uml higher at
Mu oo cash. M0 57'.W)10 GO February, and Min;;'.ri.tiiTo
15(?B2.-c, lower; trade brlMc; medium to good $t 04 CO,
and choice to extra $1 OOdtu 35.
St. Lot'is, Jan. 10. Cattle Reeelpts S00, and shipments
100; market easier and demand light; exports at 55 60
6 70; cood to choice shipping steers f!75rv50; light do.
S4 25m 1 75: good to choice butchers' $3 50(54 50, and
blockers and feeders ?3 25(o 1 23.
Livrnrooi,, Jan. 10. Cotton Receipts to-day 27,ri00
Iwliv. 22,500 American. Sales s.000 bales. G.soO bale
.American. Market dull and easier; middling Uplands
fill-Kid., and Orleans .13-ltid. Cotton to arrive opened
weak and closed strong. January delivery, Uplands
nt V,'fi-5 41-Old.; January and February 0?g(ari :E-tH(&
fi 21-32d., February and March Bvj;i."i21-32d., March and
April 5 43-iilin.r. H-tVld., April and May 5 23-32j, 49-iWd.,
Mav and June .". 2.V32(ii.", 40-(l''i)" 13-ltid., June and July
5 27-32(0.. G3-Ua..VJ1d., Jul v and August 5 20-32t." .VJ-iMd.,
August "and September fi r,3-(ii(a 0 l-32d. Ilreadstuds lirm.
Wheat Os. 2d.iu. fid. per cental for California Club white,
nnd tw. tM.ro.iis. Id. for red Winter Western ; receipts for
three davs 73.00O centals, 2,.'oo American. Corn as. Oil.
per cental for new mixed Western, and 7s. for old do.
Jiacou 17s. r.d. per cwt. for low; clear middles.nnd 4Ss. for
short do. Lard wis. dd. per cwt. for prime Western. Tur
pentine Spirits 403. per cwt.
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House of Representatives,
Wasiiinoto:, D. C. March , 1675.
From sweral years' acquaintance with Cant. Geokge
E. Lemon of this city, we cheerfully commend him us a
gentleman of Integrity, and well qualified to attend to
the collection of bounty and other claims against the
Government. Ills experience in that line gives him
W. P. SPP.AGUE. M. C,
Fifteenth District o OMa,
JAB. D. STKAWBRIDGE, M. C.
Thirteenth District aj Pain',
House or Representatives,
Washington. D. C, March 1, 1878.
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knowledge of the systematic manner in which he con
duets his extensive business, nnd of his reliability for fair
and honorable dealing connected therewith, cheerfully
commend him to claimants genernllv.
A. V. ItlCE, Chairman
Committee on Invalid Pensions, Ifouse of Jlept,
W. F. SLEMOXH, M. C,
Second District of Art,
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Fourth District of WU.
E. W. TOW2CSIIEND, M. C,
nineteenth District tflU.
Citizens' National Rank,
Washington, D. C, Jan. 17, 1879.
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collection of war claims at Washington city, Is a thor
ough, able, and exceedingly well-informed man of busi
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ing adjustment cannot be confided to safer hands.
JKO. A. J. CRESWELL, President.
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From and after January, lost. I shall make no charges
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