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Rather Dull Trading on the Chicago
WHEAT HOLDS ITS OWN BRAVELY.
And Corn, Though Weak Early, Closes
at Better Figures.
PROVISIONS IN GOOD DEMAND.
The Speculations About the Coming
Wheat Crop—A Challenge.
WALL STREET TRADING INACTIVE
Leading Speculators Predicting a Con
siderable Advance Soon.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.] '•
Chicago, April 28. —All markets on \
'change to-day were duller than on any pre
vious day during the week. The local
crowd was not buying to any great extent,
and trading was at times stagnant. There
was little support in the shape of buying
orders, and the receipts of corn were un
usually large. Notwithstanding all this
the principal markets closed a shade high
er than yesterday. Lard next week will be
strengthened by the export of 15,0u0 tier
ces, and corn will move out rapidly, navi
gation being now open, the first vessel
passing through the straits yesterday.
Quite a fleet started out this afternoon, and
others will start Monday. Summer stor
age rates commenced April 16, and all
sales as regular will be on the basis of l-^c
storage, making it necessary for sellers of
winter receipts to deduct 3)40 in order to
make them regular. This will account for
the apparent advance in cash or month.
The speculative markets have not chang
ed during the week. There have been ad
vances in prices, and these advances have
been in some instances partly and in oth
er instances wholly lost, but the believers
in and backers of wheat, corn, pork and
lard have not been changed in the last
seven days. Armour is still under wheat,
and Armour and McGeoch under provi
A come, tee from the state legislature
is here to-day investigating option trading.
Several prominent operators were subpoen
aed to appear as witnesses. Being com
posed mainly of country members, the
committee is filled with virtuous ambition
to stamp out the guileful methods where
by the granger speculator is bereft of his
wealth, and the city speculator waxeth
rioli thereon. The committee wants to im
pose a license of $1,000 on all dealers in
There are six commission houses which
advertise with New York papers that they
have ''special Chicago wires." Special
Chicago wir9 comes high. The cheapest
of them cost §30,000, and at this rate the
wires which are advertised cost $180,009
a year. This little sum in arithmetic il
lustrates how dearly the New Yorkers love
to gamble in grain, or else it shows that
the Chicago commission houses are great
The views of Chicago's leading authori
ties differ widely from those of the New
York Tribune as to tho wheat crop. Ar
mour's private crop reports collected by
his own statistician, leads to the conclu
sion that not over 350,000,000 bushels of
wheat will be harvested this year. Armour
bought millions of bushels relying upon
its correctness. This ought to satisfy
most people that the great speculator is
sincere in his prophecy of a small crop.
Lindblom, the commission man, recently
in a private circular, said he believed that
a set of sanguine crop reports published
in the New York Tribune was gotten up to
bull stocks. Somebody showed the circu
lar to the Tribune people, and thereupon
they dubbed Lindblom an ass. Lindblom
proposed to answer the Tribune, but gave
over the idea. Armour, however, sent for
him and prevailed upon him to send a
challenge to the New York paper. ''The
Tribune" said Armour "predicts a crop as
big as last year's, 480,000,000 bushels, pos
sibly as large as in 1880, (500,000,000).
Telegraph the Tribune, tbat you will cover
any amount it is willing to put up, their
money to go to some charitable object if
the crop is under 425,000,000 bushels, and
your money to go if the crop is above that
figure. I'll guarantee you against loss."
In the wheat pit to-day there was a
quiet feeling, and prices were steady, the
whole fluctuations of tho session having
been only about %c, and at the close seller
was about }$o higher than it closed at 1
o'clock yesterday, June higher, and
July J4C higher. There was a steady, firm
feeling at the opening to-day, and the first
sales were at about J^c advance on figures
at 1 o'clock yesterday, held steady for a
time, but then selling orders began to ar
rive quite freely, and prices gradually
weakened and fell %c, then recovered a
trifle,, eased off some, then fluctuated
slightly and closed steady. Outside orders
were not numerous and many of those re
ceived were limited in price, which pre
vented their execution. Owing to the
small amount offered very little was done
in either spring or winter wheat.
Flour was quiet and trading light for
the day, with home buyers not caring to
purchase and outside traders or exports
report asking prices 25c per barrel above
their limits, and few buying orders at any
price, and there is little prospect for any
business for the present. The movement
is a light one and grinding to the smallest
extent, and it is thought we will have to
■diminish stocks for the summer.
Corn was more quiet, and prices subject
.to only slight fluctuations. A fair ship
-> *'. ; inquiry prevailed, but the outside
jpeculative demand was more limited. The
receipts were larger, and foreign advices
quoted a lower market for corn. The
weather in the west, however, was colder,
and the market opened from }£ to )Y.c
higher, but under free offerings to sell the
feeling became weaker and prices declined
%@/2 c from outside prices, fluctuated
slightly and finally closed J£c higher Mar,
■J^c higher June, and %m higher July, than
closing figures on 'change yesterday; No.
2 was in good request.
Oats were again quiet. The speculative
market was rather dull and a shade weaker.
Operators were in light attendance. The
cash market was quite steady. The ship
ping demand for sample oats was good
and the supply liberal.
Rye was dull and nearly lc lower, with
trading slow even at the decline.
Barley was again very quiet with no new
features; No. 3 sold at 55c .
A fair degree of . activity was noticeable
in the market for hog prodoots, and the
, feeling was comparatively steady, with
little change to note in prices. The offer
ings on speculative account were fair and
the demand only moderate. Shippers
were favored with few orders and the de
mand was light. Foreign advices were
without material change, and the eastern
markets were comparatively steady. Re
ceipts of the product were fair and ship
ments moderate of all kinds. The inquiry
for mess pork was moderate and the offer
ings fair. Prices were firmer and 2J£@sc
higher and closed steady. Cash quiet and
steady, May in i.ir demand.
The offerings of lard were fair and the
demand moderately active. Prices were
firmer and 2j^@sc higher per .100 pounds
and closed steady.
An unusually active market has prevailed
in hog products during the past week, es
pecially for the season of the year. It was
thought that the stocks of the three leading
speculative article?, mess pork, lard and
short rib sides, had been centered in the
hands of strong parties. Consequently
shorts were anxious to provide for their
outstanding contracts, and there was a
sharp competition for the offerings at
times, resulting in a material advance in
prices for the leading articles. There is
no doubt but the market was largely over
sold in these articles and that contracts
had been quietly and gradually worked
into the hands of well-known speculators
of almest unlimited means and who no
doubt realized quite handsome profits in
appreciation in values.
But 5,400 live hogs arrived to-day and
with 3,500 left over from yesterday, found
an active and firmer market.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yobk, April 28.—Another dull day
has been added to the featureless week. At
the opening there was a trifling improve
ment in the prices, but the advantage was
soon lost. Another short period of firm
ness occurred during the morning, Hanni
bal & St. Joe leading with a gain of l^o,
but the afternoon feeling was lifeless and
Stocks have been washed up by the bulls
and down by the bears to-day at their own
sweet will. The result is that the market
is just about in the condition in which it
was yosterday. If there is any change, it
is in favor of the bears, and yet, in the face
of the heavy condition of the market, the
bulls assert that good stocks are a pur
chase. The short interest is something
enormous, and this in itself presents a
splendid opportunity for a sharp rally.
The room traders continue very bearish,
and say they can'see nothing in the imme
diate future to advance prices on. There
has been large realizing in Northern Pa
cific common, aud to the surprise of peo
pie knowing this fact the market has
taken all the stock sold without showing
anything more than temporary weakness.
The pool in St. Paul is alleged to be buying
by a sort of pegging process calculated to
sustain the stock at certain prices, varying
with the varying strength of the market.
Mr. Sage is reported as talking more bull
ish than for some time. He looks for an
improvement in prices next week. Mr.
Johens says he is a bull, notwithstanding
the apparent weakness of the list. He
thinks the short interest large enough to
bring a rally at very short notice. A con
servative broker said this noon: "The
room traders are killing the market. They
have become so powerful as to be able to
turn prices three or four points at pleas
ure. This is just enough to make outsiders
very timid about inverting in stocks. It
is no longer safe to base operations upon
the general conditions of business or upon
other causes which used to be operative."
In Favor of Dynamite.
New Yobk, April —The Central Labor
union discussed "the relation of the labor
question to the revolutionary movement
in Europe." The general sentiment was
favorable to the use of dynamite, the argu
ment being that kings and potentates had
used every engine of destruction in their
wars, and particularly against the people
when revolutionary outbursts took place.
Large Land Sale.
San Antonio, Tex., April 29.Governor
Madero, of Cohoula, Mexico, sold 500
leagues of state land in the Sabine river
region, a few days ago, to a representative
of the English syndicate, for the nominal
price of 10 cents per acre. The land is to
be used for ranch purposes, little of it
being suitable for cultivation.
St. Louis, 28—.The St. Louis Distillery
Co., the chief owner and president of which
Alfred Beris, has suspended. Securerd in
debtedness $65,000, what other claims stand
against him is not known, nor are the as
sets known. The distillery will be sold in
a few days under a second mortgage held
by J. J. Fisher.
Boston, 28.—-John L. Sullivan, claims to
be fully recovered, and goes into training
for the encounter with Mitchell. His
weight is 197 pounds stripped, and he will
contest at about 190 lbs. Says he will be
as strong as ever, and as fit as ever, in his
life wnen he faces the Englishman.
Mme. Leonie Leon has in her possession
a series of letters upon political events for
the last ten years which M. Gambetta
wrote to her from day to day. It seems
that he used to write to her every evening
when they were separated from each other,
and to describe minutely all that had taken
place. According to the Figaro, this new
" Journal to Stella" is expected to see the
light at no very distant day.
Da'.ath Wheat Market.
[Special Telegram to th • Globa.]
Duluth, April 23.The markets on 'change
to-day wore nominally rnchangsd; cash nomi
nal; P.I6K bid for No. 1 hard May, held at
1.16%: 1.17 bid for June.
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CARLISLE AND COX.
the CHARACTERISTICS OF THESE
casdxHatbs FOR speaker.
Carlisle's Studious and Argumentative
Habits—The Source of His Popularity—
His Wife and Family— Cox Sorry
He Was Born a Clown .
I Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Wi.sra»GToir, April 28.The three lead
ing candidates for the speakership of the
next house represent three very distinct
types. Mr. Carlisle, who is the strongest
man of the three, has a reputation more
recently developed. Randall and Cox were
well known to tho country before Mr. Car
lisle had bean heard of outside of Ken
tucky. Sam Cox is the oldest of the three
in point of continued congressional service.
Mr. Carlisle is 48 yeara of age. He has
been in congress only two terms. During
his first term he did not attract much at
tention. It was daring his second that a
knowledge of his solid qualities as a stu
dent and an analytical lawyer became
generally realized. In congress there are
very few men who are inclined to study.
The men who are willing to dig out the facts i
and information necessary to explain in
volved legislative questions always com
mand attention. When this ability is
joined to a good address, a clear, persuasive ■
power as a speaker, then the ■
fortunate possessor of such a mental com- '
binatibn takes undisputed rank as a leader.
Carlisle, before coming to congress, won
a fine reputation as a lawyer. He had
enough experience in the Kentucky legis
lature to well prepare him for his congres
sional career. He never indulges in any
personalities. He believes that the strong
est argument is weakened by personal at
tack. He treats his mO3t vigorous op
ponents with the same courtesy he ex
tends to his friends. This is one of the
indications of his remarkable strength as
a man. He is always easy and self-pos
sessed. He never attempts any rhetorical
fights—anything like our old-fashioned
idea of a Kentuoky attorney. His manner
and mode of thought are in no way south
ern, and by southern I mean the standard
set up by the South throughout its mem
bership in both branches of congress.
Mr. Carlisle is a man in the neighbor
hood of six feet in height. He well illus
trates the fact that the average man who
succeeds in politics is well above the me
dium height. He has a slight studont
6toop in his shoulders. He invariably
dresses in plain black. He is very neat in
his dross, as he is precise in his habits.
His head is large, fall and finely developed.
His high forehead is made to look still
higher from the fact that the hair has
worn away at the corners. One black
wisp comes down in the center, Napoleon
fashion. His eyebrows are thick, bushy
and are so arched as to give a beculiar
wide, open expression to his eyes. His
eyes are a clear gray, and moderately
full under the lower lid. His cheek
bones are high with slight depressions at
the base on each side of his strong,
firm-lined expressive mouth. His nose
is large, a cross between the Roman
and the atrai ght, with full, wide nostrels.
His jaw is heavy indicating extreme tenac
ity of purpose and strength of will. His
face is smooth Bhaveu. The tint of his
shaven beard is the only color in his pallid
Mr. Carlisle is very simple in all his
habits. He can nearly always be found
at hi 3 desk in his rooms during the winter
hard at work, when he is not encaged in
active attendance upon his congressional
duties. A stranger would hind him in the
main reserved, grave and preoccupied.
But to his friends he has a geniality and
lightness that are almost boyish. He has
an exquisite sense of humor, although
nothing of the sort ever appears in his
public speeches. There is no man in con
gre3 who haa more active and ready infor
mation upon the subject of all questions
relating to the tariff. Study and dis
cussion of such subjects have of necessity,
condned him to a grave style
of discourse. In private conver
sation, however, he indulges in
satire and enjoys the telling of a story to
illustrate a point as well as Abraham Lin
coln. He has something of the mind of
Matt Carpenter, in that he sees so cUarly
the. two sides of every question that it
would jbe impossible for him to be ever
much of a partisan. He is very kind-heart
ed and of a disposition of the greatest
amiability, and he ha? r. charming wife.
She is a tall, vigorous-looking lady of the
blonde type. She has all the warm-hearted
impulsiveness of the extreme South joined
to the most energetic and common-sense
qualities of a true woman of the world.
Her father was a distinguished Kentuckian
who was for many years mayor of Coving
ton. She is one of the most popular of
the official ladies in Washington. Upon
her reception days her parlors aro always
crowded with visitors. The Carlisies have
tyro sons, grown. They reside in Coving
ton. One of the boys is named Logan.
The Logans are a branch of Mr. Carlisle's
family who are distantly related to Senator
Logan of Illinois. Gov. Carlisle has a
brother who so much resembles the Illinois
senator that one day Mrs. Carlisle mistook
the senator for her brother-in-law.
Sunset Cox poses, too, as a candidate. If
the two leading candidates should be near
ly equal, Cox could have enough strength
to secure for a good committee
chairmanship. Big Dorsheimer in the New
York delegation may bowl Cox out as a
candidate if he should prove too trouble
some. Dorsheimer is supposed to be friend
ly to Randall. Cox is a small man, 59 years
of age. He is such a wiry, active-looking
fellow he does not show his age. His mous
tache and chin ■whiskers are still black, al
though the hair on the top of his head has
become very thin and wispy. Cox is
a very bright man, who would sacrifice the
best friend he has on earth to the making
of a sharp sentence. He is very useful in
congress, whore he hns served for twenty
five years, first from Ohio and then from
-vow York. Ho is the vigorous opponent
of the average job brought up in the house,
bat after all he is the servant of Tammany,
iv.d will do whatover it orders, so 5 his robs
ST. PAUL, MONDAY MOKNING, APRIL 30, 1883.
him of half the credit due him for what he
does in congress. He is always entertain
ing, but has said too many disagreeable
things in his time to have many friends.
Then be has the vanity of all men who de
vote their lives to making literary fire
crackers. He imagines that he would be
rated much higher if he had been more
serious. The odds are, if he had been seri
ous, he would never have been known at
all. His candidacy merely means a push
for a good chairmanship. J
The river is falling. •
Farmers have about finished their seed
John Dillon in"State'a Attorney" May 1.
Wm. Markus has been appointed over
seer of streets by the city council.
Eli Southworth, Esq., has been desig
nated as the person who is to care for the
legal interests of our city.
The mayor appointed Adolph Schinitz
chief ©f police, and the council confirmed
the appointment. A commendable selec
The follewing are the salaries fixed by
the council: Chief of police, $300; city
recorder, $200; city attorney $100, and
The Stevens' amateurs are highly elated
over their Jordan trip. Their rendition
of "Macbeth" was acceptable to the Jor
dan people. They will probably visit
Henderson, LeSueur and St. Peter next.
Lake St. Croix has fallen a half foot in
the last forty-eight hours.
Yesterday being pleasant the different
churches were well attended.
On Monday evening a temperance meet
ing is to bo held in the Methodist church.
A general invitation is extended.
. The steamer Robert Dodd, of Schulen
berg, Blockeler & Co.'s line, took out a
raft of lumber yesterday for St. Louis.
The stock of goods in the store on the
corner of Ninth and Chestnut streets is be
ing packed up preparatory to shipment to
Eau Claire, Wis.
People in this city who are out of coal
will without doubt be pleased to learn that
a car load of the black diamond is expect
ed to arrive next Wednesday.
A couple of misses from the high boards
were having a bit of spree Saturday night
but, becoming rather too hilarious, they
were escorted to the lockup by Officers Cos
tello and Rearden.
S. K. Stinson, the new general manager
of the Northwestern Manufacturing & Car
company, was in his office Saturday look
ing over the business matters connected
with his official station.
D. M. Sabin yet retains the presidency
of the Northwestern Manufacturing & Car
company, the ofiice of general manager
being a new one created at the late meet
ing of the directors of the company.
Owen Hughes, residing north of the
prison, while engaged in splitting wood
last Friday evening, made a misstroke
with the axe, which struck the .left hand
near the wrist, cutting through the bone,
and opening an artery. An effort will be
made to save the hand intact.
ALL, ABOUND THE GLOBE.
The Ohio Prohibition state committee
has changed the date of its convention
from June 14 to August 1.
Six ex-congressmen applied for Com
missioner Raum's place within three hours
after his resignation had been presented.
• Green B. Raum, commissioner of inter
nal revenue, to-day sent to President Ar
thur hi?, resignation to take effect the 30th
The Manley and Cooper Manufacturing
Co., of Philadelphia, have reconsidered
their determination not to press their
charges against supervising architect Hill.
There were about forty persons of Jew
ish extraction in Beauregard during the
cyclone. All of them were picked out of
the derbris and not one seriously injured.
A dispatch from Prof. A. F. Bandolier,
to his family at Highland, Ills., says he is
safe and well at Fort Apache, Arizona, and
that the report of his capture by Indians
is untrue. .
At Dcs Moines, lowa, James Reynolds, a
notorious character, was shot in self-de
fense, by Scott Smith, Saturday night, and
will die. The result of a land feud. Smith
gave himself up.
It is learned that the Chicago & North
western railroad and the Chicago & Rock
Island, have agreed to return to the joint
Western classification recently adopted by
Western roads as to freight shipments.
O'Donovan Rossa and the dynamite fol
lowers held a stormy meeting in the Girard
House Saturday. Rossa stated that the
plana of the extremists are satisfactorily
arranged and further developments will
show what the plans are.
At Florence, Ala., Saturday,* a crowd at
tacked the jail and hung George Ware, a
prisoner who murdered a boy named
Robert Bethune, at Muscle Shoales last
week. Before hanging Ware confessed he
murdered the boy for $5 and a plug of to
bacco, and threw the body into the river.
The internal revenue receipts for March,
1883, were $1,425,121 greater than for
March, 1882. The increase was distributed
as follows: On spirits, $1,736,975; on
beer, $42,125. There was a decrease as
follows: On tobacco, $218,751; on banks
and bankers $59,137, and miscellaneous,
Coi.i.iNBviiar,z, HL, April 29.— inter
esting and valuable archaeological discov
ery was made last week on the farm of
Hon. J. R. Miller, on the bluff overlooking
the American bottom two miles from here,
where there is a group of ancient mounds.
The find was made by Mr. McAdams, as
sistant state geologist, who dug up nine
teen human skeletons, adults and children,
both male and female, most of them in a
good state of preservation, and also found a
large quantity of pottery, copper and
stone ornaments and domestic and agri
cultural implements. Among ; the latter
were several flint hoes which had evi
dently been used a good deal. Further
excavations will be made, and it is be
lieved a very valuable collection of relics
will be made, and much valuable informa
tion of great interest to archaeologists be
Irish Colonization Society,
[Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
Chicago, April 29.The annual meeting
of the Irish Catholic Colonization associa
tion will be held at the Grand Pacific
Tuesday. Father Smith, who has charge
of the Minnesota colony, arrived here yes
terday. He says the people there are pros
perous and happy.
w By BE 111
RESIGNATION OF INTERNA!, REVE
NUE COMMISSIONER HAVM.
A Claim for Valuable Lands In the City of
St.Louis— Disposition of the River
and Harbor Fund— Treasury State
" ment of Last Week—General Items of In
[Western Associated Press.]
Washington, 28.—The treasury state
ment to-day shows a balance in the treas
ury as follows: Gold coin and bullion,
$186,946,758; silver 4 dollars . and bullion,
$109,428,280; fractional silver coin, $28,
-072,332; U. S. notes, $46,484,846; total,
$370,931,216. Certificates outstanding:
Gold, $48,997,790; silver, $71,585,541; cur
Secretary Folger has appointed Special
Agents A. K. Tingle, 0. L. Spalding, of
-Detroit, Mich., and John E. Searles, sec
retr.ry of Havemeyer's Sugar Refining
Company, of New York, a commission to
visit San Francisco and investigate the
alleged fraudulent importation of Haw
r aiian sugar. The commission has been
instructed to inquire particularly into the
charges preferred by Representative Bel
mont. This commission is a substitute
for the one heretofore designated, which
was composed of Special Agents Cham
berlain and Bingham.
General Raum called on the President
this afternoon in company with Assistant
Secretary New and handed in his resigna
tion. The President expressed surprise
upon learning the object of the visit and
asked for an explanation. Gen. Raum
said he had been in office for a long time
with a meagre salary, and had finally con
, eluded that his private interests required
all his attention. The President spoke of
Gen. Rauni's remarkable success and said
that he appreciated his services in the
highest degree. He hoped the resignation
had not been provoked by any act of his
or of the treasury department. Gen.
Raum assured the President that this was
not the case, and took occasion to express
his high personal regard for the President
and Secretary Folger, citing many acts of
courtesy extended him by those gentle
men. The President said that while he
accepted the resignation he did bo with
reluctance, as he . regretted the loss of a
valuable officer. Gen. Raum has held the
office of Commissioner Internal Revenue
for six years and nic months. He says
he intends to assume the practice of law
and will open an oilice in the city as soon
as the necessary arrangements can be
THE MEXICAN BOBDEB.
In response to a communication from
Secretaay Frelinghuysen, enquiring wheth
er there will be any objections to our troops
following the Apaches from Arizona over
the border, the Mexican Minister has re
plied that suoh action cannot be properly
taken without the express consent of the
Mexican Senate. A telegram was, accord
ingly sent to Gen. Crook this afternoon, by
the Sec. of War, directing him to be care
ful to observe the convention with Mexico
on this subject, and to restrain all troops
under his command from crossing boun
dary line into Mexican territory.
SMUGGLING FBOM MEXICO.
The Solicitor of the Treasury has decid
ed that the Collecter of Customs at Browns
ville, Tex., has 'authority to arrest smug
glers as well as to -seize contraband goods.
It is estimated that the Government loses
annually about $500,000 by smuggling
carried on along the Rio Grande.
A BIG LAND CLAIM.
Messrs Curtis and Burdett, acting as
counsel, filed with the Commissioner Gen-
eral of the land office to day, an applica
tion for the approval of survey 3309 as
shown by Masberger's township plat, of
St. Louis, Mo., in favor of Representa
tives of Joseph Calve. The tract of land
is in the centre of the city of St. Louis
and includes an area of two arpents front
by 40 arpents deep. The applicants main
tain that it can be demonstrated be
yond possibility of doubt, by the records
that the land was granted to Calve, and
conferred to his legal representatives by
recorder Bates, and the act of April 29,
1816, is identical with the land surveyed
by Joseph C. Brown, as survey no 3,309.
LUCKY BED CLOUD.
Agent McGillycuddy, of Pine Ridge In
dian Agency, Dakota, under date of April
19, writes to the Commissioner of Indian
affairs as follows: "Red Cloud wishes to
inform his great father that his heart is
good and his mind tranquil, and also that
he has discovered a gold mine on his res
ervation, and intends to go to mining with
his people when the weather becomes fine.
He does not wish to be disturbed in posses
sion of said mine for ten years."
the new cbuisebs.
The request of the navy department
or proposals for new steam cruisers, will
appear in the New York, Boston, Philadel
phia and Baltimore papers next Tuesday
morning. Proposals will be received,
either from American shipbuilders, whose
ship-yards are fully equipped for building,
or repairing iron and steel steamships, or
from constructors of marine engines,
machinery and boilers. Satisfactory evi
dence that the bidders are such builders or
constructors must accompany the pro
posals, or be submitted to the department
the biveb and habbob bile.
The act of August 2. 1882, "making ap
propriations for the construction, repair,
and preservation of certain works on rivers
and harbors, and fer ether purposes,"
known as the river and harbor bill, pro
vided for an expenditure of $18,738,875
upon four hundred and thirty-two sepa
rate works of improvement. The plans of
engineers have been approved by secreta
ay Lincoln and works ordered in all but
nine cases, in which the appropriations ag
gregated $318,000. The principal items of
this amount are $210,000 for the improve
ment and protection of the navigable
channels of the Sacramento and Feather
Rivers, and $5,000, for improving the Ken
tucky river, by the erection of a lock and
movable dam at Beattyville at the junc
tion of three forks. The latter sum has not
been expended for the reason that the
act making the appropriation conferred no
authority to purchase a site for the lock
and dam. Secretary Lincoln declines to
authorize the expenditure of the $210,000,
included in the first item, because the im
provement and protection of tbe channels
of these rivers, by the erection of restrain
ing barriers upon the Yuba, American and
Bear rivers, tributaries cf the Sacramento
and Feather,to hold back the flow of debris
caused by hydraulic mining would involve
an expenditure within the next eight years
of $15,000,000, with doubtful results, and
would at best prove but a partial remedy
if hydrulic mining should continue. " The
remaining seven items of the appropria
tion aggregate $33,000, the expenditure of
which has not been ordered by the secre
tary, because in each instance the amount
is deemed wholly insufficient to accomplish
the results desired. Work under the above
appropriations has therefore been de
ferred to await future action by congress.
Of the total amount ' appropriated by act
of August, 1882, General Wright, chief of
engineers, estimates; that abomt $5,250,000
will remain unexpended at the end of the
present fiscal year, will be available to con
tinue works of improvement at 237 points.'
The amounts which will remain June 30
unexpended to the credit of these works
of improvement respectively, will vary
from $100 to $895,000, the latter sum being
for the improvement of the Mississippi
river, and the dates at which it is estimated
these sums will have been expended
cover a period from July, 1883, to June 3D,
1884. On the list of works which will thas
be continued during the next fiscal year,
are the improvement of the ship channel
in Galveston bay, the Mississippi river im
provements, improving the falls of. the
Ohio, general improvements of the Ken
tacky river, the harbor of refuge at Grand
Maries, Mich., and the harbor at Milwau- ,
kee, improving the Illinois river at South
St. Maria river, Mich., and the harbors at
Cleveland, Buffalo, Toledo and Oakland
Washington, April 29.—Senor Romero,
the Mexican minister, said to an associated
press reporter to-night that he had already
placed himself in telegraphic communica
tion with his government, with reference
to the representation made to him by Sec
retary Frelinghnysen on the subject of
obtaining consent for the United States
troops to cross the Mexican border in pur
suit of raiding Indians. As telegraphing
was, however, an unsatisfactory method of
communication upon such subjects, he
proposed, he said, to forward an official
letter by mail. At present he thought it
premature to hazard an opinion as to the
view which the Mexican senate would take
of the matter, but he was certain they
would agree to anything reasonable. He
said he did not believe there would be time
to accomplish anything in relation to this
particular case at this session of the senate,
which would expire the latter part of May,
as his letter would not reach Mexico for
two or three weeks, and it would be some
time after that before the subject would
be laid before the senate officially.
The following gentlemen, oho3en to
serve as petit jurors for the May term of
the Ramsey county district court, will re
port Monday, May 7, to save trouble:
Robert S. Flesch, D. R. Davis,
Alex. Crawford, J. G. Callahan,
John V. Clark, G. W. Carrington,
Win. P. Flint, Augustus Ganger, Jr.,
Jacob H. Dietz, Hiram F. Gaboon,
John Gallery, Henry O. Casey,
Edw. L. Chapin, Bobert M. Cannon,
Geo.W. Fertig, A. J. Ahem,
Geo. H. Colby, Chas. E. Carey,
David M. Dyer, John Cronquisfc,
James F. Chapron, Philip Arts,
John C. Depew, H. A. Coburn, .
James Culleu, Wm. H. Castner, .
Wm. S. Clark, Henry C. Davis,
H. S. Crippin, Frank D. Cuttß,
A. C. Elliott, C. G. Franklin,
Peter Orth, A. J. Bells,
Chas. F. Noral, Samuel Frank.
The Irish Confederation.
New Yobx, April 29.—At a meeting of
the Irish confederation of America, the ac
tion of the Philadelphia convention was
approved. Bishop Nulty, of Mullingar,
acknowledges the receipt of funds, and
says: "The periodical visitations of fam
ine are the plain and direct result of mis
government. Rash and impulsive spirits,
often generous amd brave, chafe incessant
ly under a form of existence so degraded
and so unmanly, and therefore, finding
constitutional agitation interdicted by un
just laws, they turn instinctively to dyna
mite and the dagger of secret societies."
Satisfied With 1 Their Wages.
Cincinnati, 0., April 29.— boot and
shoe members of the Knights of Labor,
at a meeting to-day, received reports from
committees that seven of the ten mens'
work manufacturers here, were discharging
workmen with a view to a reduction of the
bill of wages after May 1. The assem
bly addressed a resolution to the manufac
turers that they would be willing to bind
themselves to not ask any advance the pres
ent season, if the present bill of wages
laUmberins iv Wisconsin.
Neillsville, Wis., April 29.1t is esti
mated that about 65,000,000 feet of logs
have gone to the booms at Onalaska, but
it is not certain that these figures are cor
rect. On the east fork of Black river,
where the winter's cut was estimated at
90,000,000 feet, there has been but 25,000,
-000 sent out. On Wedge's creek there was
a cut of 35,000,000, but only 50 per cent,
has been sent out. Driving Master Bright
says he never saw so many logs left on
shoals. Only a quarter of the winter's
cut has gone down, and yet the water is as
low as during the summer.
Bank of Belle Flame.
Quite a notable change took place in the
bank of Belle Plaine last week. John
Schlitz, a prominent merchant, purchased
the W.H. Weibeler's interest and was elect
ed president. Jacob H. Dietz, who has
been in the employ of the German Ameri
can bank of St. Paul for seven or eight
years, has purchased the interest of J. M.
Schwartz and has been elected cashier.
St. Loots, April 29.Prominent prohi
bitionists are taking preliminary steps to
organize a prohibition alliance in this
city, for the purpose of combining their
forces both here and throughout the
state for active and effective work in the
next political campaign.
.ggjlnthe published list of brood mares
that are the dams of two or more 2:30
trotters, Silverella, by Pilot, Jr. (s. t. b.)
although entitled to the , honor, does not
appear. She is i the dam of Silverton,
2:20*4, and Mamie, 2:21)4., both sired by
Doctors differ as to who purchased Mon
roe Chief, at the Wood & Brass field
sale. Here is the latest version: This
genuine good horse was sold on Tuesday
last at the great public sale of Messrs.
Wodard & Brasfield at Lexington, Ky., for
the sum of $10,100. He was bought by
Mr. Hugh White, of Benson, Arizona, who
we are glad to inform our friends, intends
to continue him on the track. Last year
the Chief showed he was a greater hor*e
than ever. His magaificient two mile
time of 4:46, being the best on record. We
expect to see him lower his mile record,
2:15)4 5 this season
Potsdam, April 2:>.—Herr Shultz, founder
of ihe system of friendly societies, is
Mayob's Office, City of St. Paul, >
- .„ m St - Paul > April '0, I*BB. $
k To All Whom It May Concern: ...,
1 By tbe terms of an act of the Legislates of
; the State of Minnesota, entitled "An act jHtf—» '
vide for elections and registration of ritvaJHte- m
' incorporated cities of over twelve thosaS|'fe-.
[ habitants, according to the census of effLui
hundred and seventy-five." Approved oE«k
It is made the duty of th* Mayor, oa tho cby
■ next preceding any election, to issue Ids wjoila
matioti in a poblic manner, that the gtvaEw
of section 18 of said act will be strictly natbtonA
in accordance therewith.
, i. Notice is hereby given that whoever shall
, sell or give away at retail any spirituous, waj*
vinous or intoxicating liquors, or whoever sBHt .
keep open any saloon or bar room, or placer.
' where such liquor is sold or given away the
first Tuesday of May, 1883, the day fixed by few'_
; for the city election, in and for the City ofj^jnfc.
■ Paul, Minnesota, from the hour of 5 o'clock in
; the forenoon of said day to the hour of 6 o'd»k
i in the afternoon thereof, within the limSffW
the City of St. Paul, shall on conviction; be
j fined in a sum not less than twenty-five dollars,
nor more than one hundred dollars for each and
' every offence.
The Chief of Police will see to the orcejjMewt
of this act, and that the patrolman
give personal notice, as far as practicable to sa
loon keepers, proprietors of hotels, and otitis
dealing in liquors and doing business wiwfe
their respective beats, that a strict compliance
i with this law will be expected and enforced.
[Seal.] Edmund Bice.
By the Mayor,
Attest: Thomas A. Pbkndeboast,
INDIAN AGENCY CONTRACTS.
Contracts Awarded by the Commission era-
Yesterday. . -
New Yobk, April 28.—The following In
dian agency contracts were awarded to
day. H. 0. Armour, Chicago, bacon, 545*-
243 pounds, $12.75 to $13 per 100 pounds;.
L. Speigel, New York, bacon, $35; E. Gris
wald, Wgdswortb, Nevada, bacon, 600 lbs.,
$17; C.B. Stone, San Fiancisco, barley,
30,008 pounds, $3.47; L. Zekendorf, New
York, barley, 5,000, $5; L. Zekendorf, New
York, barley, 29,660, $3.50; Geo. F. Fen
field, New York, beans, 108,000 pounds,
$3.18; A. E. Why lard, New York, beans,
25,000 pounds, $9.48; T. C. Mahon, coffee,
366,383, pounds. $9.71; T. C. Power, Chi
cago, corn. 182,000 pounds, $1.32 to $5.42;
N. Raymond, . New Mexico, corn,
. 15,000 pounds, $2.85; N. G. Me-
Gonnon, Seneca, Mo., corn 20,000 lbs.,
$1; T. L. Somers, St. Joseph, Mo., hard
f bread 170,800 lbs., $3.87 Dwight Tread
! way, St. Louis, hominy 312,000 lbs., $1/75;
Dwight Treadway, St Louis, lard 17560
: lbs., $12.25; Z. Stab, lard 5,000 lbs., $18.40;
N. Raymond, New Mexico, lard per 100
-lbs., $17.25; D. Talmadge, New York, rice
, 83,000 lbs., $4.99; North River Sugar Re
'• fining company, New York, sugar 734j340
j, lbs., $9.09; A. A. Newman, Arkansas City,
: wheat 60,000 lbs., $1.95; T. C. Powers,
■ Chicago, wheat 20,000 lbs., $3.99; W. O.
'Oakley, New York, soap 194,690 lbs., $4.59;
W. R. Merriam, Sioux City, pork 980 Dar
frels, $20.25; H. O. Armour, Chicago, pork
[3,000 barrels, $20. A. W. Spicer, of Rich
mond, was awarded the contract for 14,5e*
jibs, of lobacce at 29% c per lb.
i A Perilous Feat.
. St. Lotns, April 29.—Prof. known
as the man fish, performed a very remark
able feat at the Dime museum here yester
-1 day, remaining under water four minutes
I eleven and a half seconds, beating the best
if previous record, four minutes and three- !
' quarters seconds, by J. B. Johnson of Don
[ don. He came near losing his life, hqwtv
; er, becoming helpless after four minutes
had expired, and when removed from the
. water on the repeated demands of those
j present, was insensible.
i Death of an Actress.
Waco, Texas, April 29.—E11a Arnold, an
" actress in the Horseshoe variety theater
. died here yesterday of delirium tremens.
Her father, Dick Parker, is the proprietor
of the American theater, New York. Her
husband, Billy Devere, is manager of
, Slensby's theater, Milwaukee.
Wholesale and Betail Dealer in
j^EflrT^gjfctf%S% fegS^^^B^&BHwW^ffB^M «,
Sole Shipper to the Northwest of
Philadelphia and Beading
And Dealer in all Grades
Support the only competition to the FUEL
RING by sending me your orders and getting
FULL WEIGHT, CLEAN COAL and PROMPT
OFFICE REMOVED—B2B Jackson street, tin
,-dor Dawson's bank.
Retail Yard—Cor. Fourth and Bro&dway.
=s=g i ii =aa
Monday Evening, April 30, 1883.
Grand Testimonial Concert,
Rossnrs immortal stmt mater
* . .
''WiU be repeated by general request." With
Miss Kate Konntz, Miss Nellie Thurston, Mr.
WUI Dorganand Mr. Chas. DeLacy, supported
by the full chorus of the Choral Society and
Seibert and Danz's full orchestra of thirty musi
Miss MARIE GEIST, Violoncelliste, kindly
will assist, with many others, for this occasion.
Tickets, with reserved seats, for sale at Dyer
& Howard's music store, East Third street, and
;it Market hall. Box office Monday evening.
Tho concert will commence promptly at 8
The following gentlemen have kindly con
sented to act as ushers: Messrs. Finch, Drake,
Potts, Hamilton, Cobb, Whiteman, Thurston,
The floral decorations will ba in charge of E.
F. Lemke, who has kindly donated them far tho
occasion. Street cars will bo in attendance at
the close of the concert. .-. ' .