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Fragments of the Storm at Rochester
ami the Vicinity.
Scores of Famlies Left Without Means
of Snbsitence.
Appeals for aid Issued by the Local
Authorities and Generous Responses.
L Special Telegram to tho Globe 1
Rochester, Minn., Aug. 24. — The scene
in Rochester to-day is one of activity and
bustle on every hand . Tho work of re
pairing x>roperty not entirely destroyed is
goiug on. The streets are still thronged
with sight seers. Gov. Hubbard arrived
in the city at an early hour this morning,
and in company with Mayor Whitlen
drove through the devastated district. The
Rommets house is beiny used as a tempo
rary hospital for the wounded. There are
twenty-nine patients there, and they are
well cared for. The ceiling is high and the
vast room well .ventilated. Coaifortab'e
cots have been provided for the Buffering.
Medical aid is abundant and nurses are
also plentiful. Ladies, old and young,
seem to vie with each other in administer
ing to tho wants of the wounded and seem
to care for them as tenderly as they
would for their own loved ones at home.
Three or four of the patients are
very seriously injured and death is hourly
The body of a tramp was found south
of town this morning. He is badly
mangled and is now being cared for by the
Two relief committees were sent to the
country to-day and will report to-morrow.
Three deaths are reported in Salem — John
Lillo, John Anderson and Mrs. Molda. Job
Herington and Mr. Wells are also reported
dead. Mrs. Chapman is lingering be
tween life and death. She is the mother
of the proprietor of the harvester works
and is eighty-three years of age. She is
being cared for at the residence of Mr.
Phelps in East Rochester.
An organ agent named St. John
was in town to-day trying to buy
instruments from some of the unfortu
nates for little or nothing.
The relief committee is doing all that
flesh and blood can. A large booth has been
fitted up in a vacant store room next to
Bonham & Roth's grocery, and three hun
dred homeless ones are daily provided for,
provisions being poured in without stint.
Taoso of oar own citizens who escaped
the storm fiend's wrath give with a will
ing hind. Three boxas of provisions in
excellent condition wora received from
Minneapolis. Clothing is coming by the I
box full. Caildren's apparel is mostly
The contributions received by th 3 mayor
from abroad to-day ;;, - e n-, follows:
Chicago . item Railroad comp
Lyle, Minn, :-.
.Sidor.d, $400.
Rosenbaum Bros., of Chicago, $100.
Winona, $5,500..
Waseca. sIJOO.
W. G. Ward, of Waseca, $100.
Rushford, $180.
W. D. Washbarn. of Minneapolis, $I, <).!<•.
St. Peter, *:JOO.
Mankato, s7OO.
A . Ozman, of St, Paul, $200.
D. M. Osborne <£, Co., of Minneapolis,
City of Minneapolis, $5,000 and the
promise of &5 ; 000 more.
Eyota, $100.
God bless those noble cities who open
their coffers so nobly in response to our I
cry for aid, is heard on every hand. The |
relief committee is to give $25 to every
destitute family for immediate use. They
are also taking measures to begin at once
the rebuilding of the ruined homes and
repairing those not entirely destroyed. It
has been determined to rebuild the de
stroyed houses owned by the occupants
free. To superintend this work J. H. Car
penter, of Carpenter &, Fettz, architects,
St. Paul, has generously offered his ser
vices instead of taking a vacation, and the
offer was gladly accepted. The general
plan, which only awaits the unanimous ap
proval of the whole committee, is to re
place about eighty houses in the rough,
average size 1(5x20 and 16 feet high, mak
ing room for two stories each, to be
divided into two rooms, two floors in each
and joists sheathed inside and covered
outside with flooring, roof of shingles or
prepared paper; any further finishing or
furnishing at the owner's expense. The
average cost is estimated to be $350 to
$1,000, making the aggregate perhaps
$50,000. For the purpose the timber
companies have offered material at very
reduced rates and the railroads transpor
tation free. Sixteen car loads are already
ordered,besides requests several presented.
A call will be issued for carpenters and
masons at regular wages. The plan meets
Gov. Hubbard's approval, and before the
cruel blasts of winter come upon us cozy
homes will be reared over the ruins of
those torn away.
One hundred and forty families are en
rolled upon the relief list who are abso
lutely destitute. The task of caring for all
of these hungry mouths is a gigantic one,
but the noble citizens of Rochester are
equal to the emergency . But in addition
to this clothing, stoves, cooking utensils,
bedding and furniture have been swept
away ; nearly a hundred strong men with
little mouths to feed have been killed or
disabled; a half a million dollars worth of
property has been destroyed.
The burden is greater than
Rochester can bear alone. The
relief committee, at Gov. Hubbard's sug
gestion, issued the following circular to
day, and it is their request that every paper
in the state should copy:
On the evening of August 21 a terrific
cyclone struck our city, completely demol
ishing 135 dwellings and totally destroying
a large number. Others were «unroofed
and otherwise badly damaged, fifty-one
persons were killed outright and about 100
wounded, several of them fatally. The
ruined houses were nearly all owned and
occupied by mechanics and laborers, who
lost everything they had in the
world, except the clothing upon their
persons. In many cases the head 3of
famlies are injured. The cyclone entered
the oounty at its western border, and in
its course destroyed the crops and build
ings on about forty farms. Others lying
contiguous were damaged. The relief
committee has a detailed list of 104 fami
lies who are entirely destitute. W 7 e ap
peal to the public for aid. The leading
business men of the city are heavy losers,
and cannot therefore do a3 much for the
sufferers asithey would wish . They have,
however, contributed,liberally. Nose of the
public buildings have escaped damage. Our
school building is destroyed, the court
house is unroofed, tho churches are se
riously injured, one of them, the Metho
di-t, demolished; the elevators and ware
houses are in ruins. Provisions are plen
tiful, clothing aud carpenters are needed;
§100,000 expended in tools, lumber, etc.,
for the families would scarcely put them
on their feet sufficiently to enable them to
help themselves. All contributions are in
the hands of a thoroughly organized com
mittee of twenty-one citizens, and may be
forwarded to any one of the undersigned.
Samuel Written, Mayor,
C. M. Start, Chairman of Committee.
W. C. Rice, Secretary of Committee.
The trustees and members ol the M. E.
church issued an appeal to day. The pas
tor of this church is well and favorably
known in St. Paul and we hope his appeal
in this hour of darkness and disaster "will
not bo in vain. He has been doing a
grand work in Rochester and now has a
herculean task before him. Help him
with heart and hand. The following is
the circular:
Rochesteb, Aug. 24. — Dear brother:
The terrible cyclone of August 21st., so
completely destroyed our church that it
will be necessary to rebuild it from the
foundation. Six thousand dollars will be
required to rebuild. Fourteen of our
families are hopeless and destitute. Many
members of the church are
among the nearest losers. These
have recently given according to their
ability to relieve the suffering of others.
We are unable to meet the demand upon
us, and therefore appeal for help. We
m«st rebuild at once. The interests of
Methodism in Rochester ar« too important
to be allowed to suffer for lack of a church
building. Will you read this appeal to
your people Sabbath forenoon, raise all
the money you can for us, and send the
money to Rev. J. Stafford, Rochester,
Minn. S. G. Gale, P. E.
Gov. Hubbard'a Visit.
Last evening Governor Hubbard re
turned from a viiit to maimed and bleed
ing Rochester. The very moment he en
tered the city a Globe reporter was on his
track anxious to know what had been done
to, in a measure, alleviate the sufferings of
the stricken city.
The governor received the Globe man,
as is his wont, most cordially, and pro
ceeded at once to tell what so far had been
accomplished in the good work. He stated
that a committee of twenty-one of the j
leading citizens of Rochester had been
formed with Judge C. M. Start
as chairman and the Ray. W. C.
Rice, of the Post, a3 secretary and treas
j arer. The governor met this committee
I yesterday and conferred with it upon th"«
! best and most prompt method of meeting
the argent demands upon it. A county
i committee also met the general committee
| and tho governor, and two sub-committees
wera appointed to co-operate with ths
county committee, one to work in the west
and the other in the east division. Their
business is to ascertain the needs of suf
ferers in the farming districts. The gov
ernor also mat a deputation from Eassoa,
consisting of R. Taylor, G. B. Araold.
L. G. Nelson, H. Hatch and
E. E. Fairchild. They sought
the governor for the purpose of getting
aid for the sufferers in their township.
His excellency forthwith authorized the
deputation to draw on him for $500, at
i the same time requesting them to commu-
I nioate to him fully to-day the extent of
the needs of their district, so that he might
know what further help they might need.
The citizens of Rochester, the governor
stated, are taking mo9t efficient measures
to relieve the sufferer?, and he believes
everything is being done that can be done
to administer to their wants and
alleviate their sufferings. To the
urgent appeal 6ent out the cities
of the state have responded liberally. St.
Cloud was the only one which had report
ed to his excellency, the subscription being
$450. But this amount was supplemented
by the magnificent sum of $3,330, which
the mayor of St. Cloud, C. F. Macdonald,
collected by an appeal to the lumbermen
of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, and other
stat»s, attending the pine land sale at St.
Cloud. Other cities had reported direct to
the committee of relief at Rochester, and
the sum total of the relief fund had
reached the respectable amount of $20,000
before the governor left. But
his excellency is of the opinion
that there will be a very much
large sum needed to place the poor people
who have lost their all by the dread visita-
tion in a proper condition to withstand the |
rigors of the coming winter. They will
require much, and the governor feels
assured the people of the state, who hap
pily have not been victims to so fell a
calamity, will do much to meet those nece
sitous requirements.
Asked by the reporter if the devastation
was as complete and as harrowing as
described in the Globe, his excellency
replied that the Globe had not in one jot
or tittle exaggerated anything^ He said the
scene of horror and utter ruin was- past
all description, and graphically as it
was given by the Globe's special commis
sioner the picture was but a faint shadow
of the reality . Tongue could not tell nor
pen describe, he said, the astounding hav
oc that this stupendous war of elements
has achieved in the wreck of Rochester . If
the beautiful and prosperous city had un
dergone a lomg siege and after being re
duced by an inhuman cannonading with
heavy ordnance the city, or the wreck of
the city — had been given over to hellish
fiends to despoil and pillage, Rochester
could not have presented such a lamentable,
such a pitiful state of complete and
hopeless devastation. But the fearful de
struction of property is not all nor nearly
the worst of the deplorable calamity. The
lives lost can never be replaced and the
deep wounds in sorrowing hearts all the
relief the state oan give can never heal.
The wounded, too, their pangs and suffer
ings can be in a measure relieved by a
generous people, bnt it is doubtful if the
full strength of their normal health will
ever return. His excellency the governor
hopes (and he has got faith to believe his
hope will be realized) that all those who
have not yet contributed to the relief of
the sufferers at Rochester and in the
course of the death dealing and devastat
ing cyclone of last Tuesday, will promptly
and cheerfully come forward with a gen
erous and liberal aid.
To Gov. Hnbbard.
St. Cloud, Aug. 24. — St. Cloud's contri
bution to Rochester is $450. "We
appealed yesterday to the lumbermen
from Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, and
other states here attending the pine land
roll and the magnificent sum of $3,330 is
the result. Both sums ha^e been placed
at the disposal of the suffering city.
C. F. Macdonald, Mayor.
I Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Rusn City, Minn., Aug. 24. — At a meet
ing of the village council this evening
§100 was voted for the relief of the Roch
ester storm sufferers. W. H. Wynkoop,
president of the village, wired the mayor
of Rochester to draw on the village for
that amount.
The Grantsburg branch of the St. Paul
andDuluth railway i 3 fast approaching
the St. Croix river. Three quarters of a
mile of i.-on was laid to-day.
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SEA beach:. (
The Singer Block in Milwaukee Partially
Burned Out— Passenger Train Smashes
Into the Rear ufa J'roight Train Killing
an Engineer— Bid Saw Mill Burned at
Toledo— Accidentally Shot While Killing
K:tte, Etc.
PoETLAN»,Aug 24. Yesterday afternoon
a party of four people were drowned on
Well's Beach, carried oat by the undertow.
The names of two are Emma Gould, of
Boston, and Eddie Little, of Wasgington.
The others are unknown, one being a chiid.
None of the bodies were recovered. The
drowning was witnessed by many people,
but assistance could not be rendered.
Further details of the drowning show that
a party of fifteen or twenty left Baldhead
Cliff Jhouse yesterday at 9 a. m., and drove
to the beach where they arrived about 11
' a. m., and entered the surf. The undertow
and surf were running strong and a heavy
6ea was on. Altnough warned, the leader
ventured too far. Nearly the whole party
was swept out by the undertow and four
drowned . Four others were rescued in an
unconscious condition, but at last accounts
are doing well. Rev. Mr. Little, of Wash
ington, D. C . , succeeded in rescuing his
wife and one child, but his son Eddie was
The full list of the victims are: Green
ough Thayer, North Cambridge, Mass.;
Emma Gould, Andover, Mass.; Mi.-ss Kittie
Safford and Eddie Little, Washington,
D. 0. Search is being ciudo for the bodies
but without success.
Washington, Aug. 24. — The following j
dispatch was received from Mr. J. G.
Kimball by his wife in this city, from the
Cliff house, Ozuuooit, Me., yesterday:
Four from the house were drowned on this
beach this morning, Eddie Little among
them. Mr. and Mrs. Little were just
saved. Rev. George O. Little is pastor or
the Assembly church of this city, and with
his family had beau summering at Bald
head Cliff, Me. Eddie Little, who was
drowned, is about sixteen years old. I 4; is
thought the interment will take place at
Cincinnati. Great sympathy is expressed
here for the bereaved family.
Milwaukee, Aug. 24.— The Singer block,
corner of Wells and West Water streets,
owned by ex-Gov. Ludingtou, was dam
aged by Sro to night to the extent of $30,- i
000. The White Hill Sewing Machine
company suffered by water but have $2,000
insurance which covers all loss. Porth &
Co., suspender manufacturers, had a stock
of $30,000, insured for $22,000 but lose
little or nothing. The Metropolitan Corset
factory had a stock of $8,000 badly
damaged. The Singer Sewing Machine
company were badly flooded, but lose
little. The lire started in the stock room
of the Corset company from an unknown
cause. The building itself was damaged
to the extent .-»f $10,000. It was built two
years ago at a cost of §40,000.
Toledo, Aug. 24. — A large saw mill on
the east side of the river just above the
city, owned and operated by Tracy Bros.
was destroyed by fire this morning with
all the machinery and a large quantity of
lath. Los« $80,000, and insurance $20,000.
Bbothean, Mo., Aug. 24. — A fire yester
day morning destroyed tha postoffice, three
stores and a narpaater shop. Loss $20,
Dollabville, Mich., Aug. 24. — This
town, about 300 inhabitants, the headquar
ters of the American Lumber company,
was very nearly destroyed by fire yester
day, twenty of the principal buildings
being destroyed. Two children are re
reported burned to death. Loss $120,000.
; The Saratoga Hates.
Saratoga, Aug, 24. — The track was fast.
First race — Three-quarters mile. Laflin
first, Richard Land second, Transit third.
Time— l:li)#.
Second race — Mile and seventy yards
was worn by Apollo, Referee second, Pope
Leo third. Time— l:49%.
Third race — Mile and 500 yards all ages:
Won by Bazz Dam, Benne Bird second,
Barnum third. Time — 2 ;
Base Ball.
At Pittsburg — St. Louis 15, Alle
ghany 5.
At Bay City— Bay Cltys 10, Quincy4.
At Grand Rapids— Grand Rapids 8, Ft.
Waynes 2.
At Toledo— Toledo 7. Springfields 0.
Six innings.
An Old Officer Renigns.
Chicago, Aug. 24. — Assistant General
Freight Agent A. J. McCormick, of the
Chicago, Milwaukee «fc St. Paul railroad,
has resigned after twenty-three years con
tinuous service to engage in commercial
business, and will be succeeded by C. L.
Rising, commercial agent of the Wabash
road, with headquarters in this city.
It is reported that Jay Gould is trying to
secure control of the Northern Paciiic.
Bat Little of Moment on the JChicato
Board of Trade.
A. Lower Range of Prices Throughout
the Whole List.
Some of the Views of Speculators as to
the Future of the Market.
[Special Telegram tathe Globe. J
Chicago, Aug. 24. — As expected, to-day
the range of prices has been lower than
yesterday. There has been somewhat
more activity, most noticeable in wheat,
but this was dus to the increased desire to
sell and not to any demand. Advices of
largely reduced ocean freights indicated a
lighter export demand for wheat, and
sellers became numerous. The bulls seemed
to think the last support of the market had
been withdrawn with the lessened export?.
Lester and Ream were free sellers, and
under this lead the crowd put out a short
line. There were numerous buying orders
on the market at iinntad prices, which ab
sorbed the offering*. Had it not been for
this the situation favored a larger decline.
The large stock of old whea t which no one
seems to want, witli indications all point
ing to rapidly increasing recceipfp,
continues to have a bearish
effect upon the crowd and
at the close to-day, and on the curb, ?incu
the close the deposition is to sell rather
than buy. The impression generally pre
vails that a legitimate d.mancl which will
reduce the visible supply, ani especially
the stock here, must set in before the
market will exhibit much life. With fine
weather for harvesting and marketing
wheat and unfavorable foreign advices
there was more desire to realize for the
more deferred deliveries, in which trading
principally centered. Foreign reports
quoted wheat doll and depressed and flour
The market opened %@,\so lower, ruled
steady for a while, with a temporarily firm
feeling, then declined % and %c, with ac
count showing the most weakness flnctua
ted and closed about %c lower for Septem
ber and %c lower for October than yester
day. Advices were received from New
York stating that 100,000 bushels of wheat
had been posted as out of condition. This
kad some effect on the market here. Win
ter wheat suffered about J^c decline.
In corn a good business was transacted
on shipping and speculative account, and
prices averaged a shade lower. The ship
ping demand was confined mainly to high
mixed and rejected. Some No. 2 was also
taken for shipment, bnfc mostly wanted to
deliver on August <--. t es. . Tho weather was
clear and cool and receipts again quite
lar.'je. Foreign advices quoted corn steady
and firm. The weakness in wheat and pro
vision.-, however, had some effect on the
corn market. At the opening prices were
l<3 lower, then rallied ! 4 c, but later,
under fair offerings, declined J 4 @ %c, and
finally closed ] 4'c lower than yesterday.
The receipts bid fair to continue large.
The charters to-day were liberal, :)0 5,000
bushels. The low grades are still much
wanted for shipment, and cash and August
No. z are in fair demand. The further
futures are dull and neglected, influenced
by favorable weather for the crop.
Oats are quite steady, but the receipts
will soon be very large and will test the
market very severely, and under large re
ceipts prices will very likely settle some.
The trade to-d9y was .slow on speculative
account, and the shipping business done
was only moderate. Rather a dull, easy
feeling pervaded the market, and prices
were slightly shaded from yesterday's
closing quotations. Sample lots were in
good supply. Rejected sold rather slow
and had to be shaded. For the better
grades there was no especial change. Some
oats coming in which are sweating; these
were hard to sell.
There were liberal cash sales of rye, but
the futures were very quiet. Shipping
orders were light, and there was not much
speculative interest taken in the market?.
There was only i moderate business re
ported in the market for hog products,and
the feeling was nnssttled and nervous and
prices ruled with considerable irregu
The receipts of hogs were liberal and
prices ruled lower, which induced opera
tors to oiler product a little more freely
for fature delivery and at the same time
made buyers a little backward about
t iking hold. Foreign advices were a
little unfavorable to holders, and lard
was quoted 3d lower. Eastern markets
were rather dull and prices favored buy
ers. The receipts of product were light,
and the shipments of all kinds quite lib
eral. The shipping demand was only fair.
The market opened rather weak and prices
ruled lower on all the leading articles, with
little strength to the market at any time
during the session, and closed rather quiet,
The speculative demand was mainly to
provide for outstanding contracts. The
scalpers took advantage of the weakness in
wheat to depress provisions at eyery op
portunity, and but for some large pur
chases, the market would have gone far
below the current quotations. Armour's
buying was largely centered in ribs, and
report says he took 5,000,000 pounds, the
range being $6.20@6 55. Pork
was bought with less ac- '
tion, but having touched $12,
without breaking under, the attention of
the shorts has been called to it and on the
street. At this writing $12.10 account is
bid. In this latter product of the board
only a moderate business was transacted,
and the feeling was weak during the
greater portion of the day. The offerings
were fair and the demand only moderate.
The market opened rather weak at s@loc
decline, and a further reduction of 12%%
150 was quickly submitted to. Later the
market improved 7 }4@ 10c, but gradually
settled back again and closed rather steady.
The shipping demand is moderate in the
way of filling small orders. Cash is in
light request and quotable at $11.87^@
12, according to quantity. Trading was
only moderately active in the lard market,
and chiefly on local account. The offer
ings were fair and the demand
not particularly urgent. Prices
opened rather weak, and s@loc
lower per 100 pounds and ruled easy
during the greater portion of the session.
The shipping demand was moderate. Cash
in fair demand in a quiet way and quota
ble at58.35@8.40.
There is very little change in the ton 9
of the grain markets since the adjourn
ment of the board.
Lake freights are again firming up,
being very strong on the basis of 4c corn,
and i%o wheat to Buffalo to-day.
At the stocks yards to-day there was a
good inquiry for good to choice smooth
heavy cattle forjhipment and for exporta
tion, and prices ruled steady and firm, but
for cows and Texan st«ers the maket was
dull, weak and a shade lower. Stockers
and feeders were dull and entirely nominal
up to the hour our reporter left the yard 3.
Sales ranged from $3(g;3.62>£ for fair to
good cows and heifers, $4.7">@
5.75 for fair to good shipping steers. The
receipts of cattle for tho day are G,300
Thoro was a v?eak and unsatisfactory
feeling in the market for hogs, and prices
ruled 15@20c lower for the different
grades*. A large number of common qual
ities left over from day to day remain in
the pens unsold. Sales ranged from $4.75
jgs&6s. The receipts for the day are about
12..">00 head, a trifle less than expected, but
5,000 head are expected to-morrow.
I Special Telegram to the Globe . 1
New Yobk, Aug. 24. — The market open
ed very strong in the Villards and showed
an advance on nearly everything on the
last. The bears were much less demon
strative. After the first fifteen mutated
they devoted themselves strictly to the
Villard stock and Central Pacific There
was good buying of Oregon at 64 by the
Villard brokers. Towards the middle
hours of the forenoon Slayback made a
drive at Lake Shore, offering it in 100
share lots '4 below the market, and in this
way selling it down to 103%. There was
very little feature in anything. The mar
ket drifted along during most of the day
and in the last was strong throughout
the list. Memphis & Charleston was ad
vanced from 41% to 47. This ia believed
to be liquidation, but for the bear account
and not for the bulls. There are a good
many orders in St. Paul at 101 J^ and
101^4, and it is believed strong parties are
buying it. There is only one point on
which the most conservative parties felly
agree, and that is that the short interest
is very large.
W. P. Hessly, of Brady, McLellan & Co.,
says: "The market at the opening was
bnoyant and the advance in the Northern
Paoifics quite marked, the improvement,
however, turned out to be somewhat
effervescent in its nature, and in a short
time they were on the down grado
bein^r assisted by a break in Like Shore
froni 105 to 103i a . About noon the mar
ket was quoted as dull, tendency downward
without any special pressure of stock?.
One exception was Memphis & Charleston.
It opened at 41 and advanced sharply to
47. One week ago it sold at 37. The
tenor of advices during the balansa of tha
day did not change much until near the
close, when there was considerable activity
with a little spurt in the Wabashes, Oregon
and a few other?. Pullman sold at 127,
and there was a sale in Hannibal & St- Joe
preferred at 90. The Chicago,
Milwaukee &, St.* Paul earnings
during the third week in Aug. increased
$88,000. The northwestern '-Melon"
seems to improve with age. If thorough
ly divided now it is supposed that stock
holders would be entitled to an increase
in their holdings of about 85 per cent.
Tho stock was not at all affected by the
ruler. The result of the day's business
has been to close some properties a trifle
higher and some a trifle lower than on last
Seligaian said: k 'We certainly are
looking for better prices, and believe stock
will show an improvement. English and
other European investors have not made
any realizations on American securities
and our agents abroad cable us that vrhile
the recent fluctutuations have done much
to unsettle the market, the feeling
is more bullish than for
some time past." There is
a good deal of mysterious talk about a
break soon to occur in New York Central .
The stock may be sharply attackt-d
although it has been steadily held all
along. The borrowing demand for stocks
i 3 increasing from day to day, and is now
large for nearly every active stock.
A broker thoroughly informed in West
ern Union affairs said: "There has been
a fair investment demand for Western
Union for a long time. During the 6trike
it was interrupted but has been resumed.
Taking the price at 76 it represents a
capital of- only §60,400,000. The plant
could not be duplicated for that amount
of money. The company build -5 every
year new lines enough to equip a small
telegraph company. Now lines built year
ly by Western Union will equal
thej mileage built by any
of the opposition companies.
The fact that several small oppositions
have started to build lines to the same
point will be in the end of advantage to
the Western Union, as they will by mutual
competition bring themselves to a position
where the Western Union can buy them
up for less than cost if they are worth hav
ing. It is well known among those who
have had experience in the matter that
there has not been one of the small com
panies which has been able to earn its ex
penses. One difficulty which bears much
on Western Union is the fact that the
stock at 76 is paying i) per cent, on the in
vestment. As time money can be borrow
ed for a year at 5 per cent, the buyer nets
over 4 per cent, per annum, even if the
price does not advance as he bor
rows the market price of the
stocks and gets 7 per cent." The an
nouncement cf gaining the track from
east to west was made yesterday. In this
connection it may be stated that the first
car of through freight consigned to Port
land was sent yesterday from Milwaukee
via the Northwestern. It was a carload of
Bell telephone stock is very active in
Boston at 231.
A telegram from Philadelphia says:
"The matter of money continues unduly
prominent in our maket, and has made it
much more than usually independent in
New York. The banks, t! ough in a very
strong condition, have shown less and less
mercy, and some loans have been called
without reason. Indeed there has hardly
been a day during the week
when good houses have not
been driven to the street by the refusal of
banks to accommodate them. Loans have
been called where the bargain was good
and ample upon the plea of poverty, but
the money thus called has been offered to
the money lenders on the street at lower
rates. People have freely paid B@lo per
cent, upon stocks which were carried in
New York at 2 per cent, and the banks
have thus played into the hands of the
bears in that city, who have taken advan
tage of this unusual stringency in this
t to ship a lot of stocks of which the
street had already moro than enough and
compel sacrifices.
rhe Kilitor of the Cincinnati Enquirer
Secures Jay Gould's Certificate to His
I'olitical Honesty.
New Yosk, Aug. — The San publishes
the following:
Jamestown, R. 1., July 28, 1883.— Dear
Sir: I am a friend of Stanley Matthews and
took an active part in having him con
firmed . lam sorry to see a New York
pewspaper charge that you agreed to sub
scribe a large sum to the Garfield election
fund upon a bargain with Garfield that he
would, if elected president, send to the sen
ate the name of Stanley Matthews' to fill
a vacancy occasioned by the death, resig
nation or otherwise on the supreme bench.
Will yon be so kind as to tell me frankly as
to whether theie is any truth in this, or
whether you made any arrangement at all
to have him placed upon the supreme
bench. I feel I have a right to ask this of
you because I worked hard and in good
faith for his confirmation, having known
him from his boyhood and believed in his
great ability and integrity. Very truly yours,
Washington McLean.
To Jay Gould.
New Yobk City,49s Broadway July 31. —
To Washington McLean, Jamestown, R. I.:
Dear Sir: I have your letter. The story
that I ever paid any money to secure the
nomination of Stanley Matthews or any
one else to the supreme bench is a pure
fabrication. I had no bargain nor under
standing with Gen. Garfield of any sort,
directly or indirectly. My acquaintance
with Mr. Matthews was not intimate, and
indeed, now that I write I remember that
it was at your own personal solicitation
after his nomination I asked Mr. Plumb
by an open telegram to aid, if consistent,
in his (Matthews') confirmation. Matthews
was never my counsel. Indeed, he was a
friend if not a counsel for the Texas & Pa
cific,'theu controlled by T hos. A Scott, and
which was at the time a hostile interest to j
th'oceiu which I was interested. Yours
truly, Jay Gould.
1 lie Progress of the Famous Party of
FobtYates, D. T,, Aug. 22.— (Via Bis- !
marck) — Senators Dawes, Lcgan and
Cameron, of the] select committee to in
quire into the grievance of the Sioux
Indians, held a council here to day with
the confederated bands of this agency.
About 300 Indians were present including
Sitting Bull, Goll and Rain-in-the-Face,
said to be the man who killed Gen. Caster.
The inquiries of the commission were
principally directing to the terms of
agreement ceding 18,000 square miles of
this reservation to the government in con
sideration of 25,000 cows and 1,000 bulls.
Tne Indians claimed they signed the
agreement while not fully understanhing
it. They say they now wish to become
farmers and own their hind in
severality if they can be furnished
with implements and instruction in culti
vation. They are not willing to give up
their rations, but insist upon their con
tinuation under any policy.
In the council Sitting Bull told the
committee that he had been appointed by
the Great Spirit to speak to them and that
he alone had the right to express the sea
timents of the Sioux. When informed that
all should receive equal recognition he
used insulting language to the committee
and left th« council. He afterwards re
turned and apologized and addressed the
committee saying he wished $8,000,000 for
the land covered by the agreement.
Gen. Logan replied to Sitting Ball and
informed him that he was not chief and
that if he used like language to another
committee he would be thrown into the
guard hcase and be made to work.
£sF~Fast, brilliant and fashionable are the
Diamond Dye colors. One package colors Ito 4
lbs. of gojds. 10 cents for any color.
State Fair at Owatonna.
The State Fair, which opens at Cwatonna one
week from Monday, will be the largest and best
1 efer held by the State soei-.-ty. The stock a'
ready entered give assurance of one of the finest
displas s ever got together, while tho other de
partments are unusually line, as well as ful' .
The governor's day will be Tuesday instead of
Thursday, as heretofore coutemplated, at which
time the ox will be barbacned and banquet given
to our illustrious govern' .r and invited guests.
The city of Faribault, desiring to give the
State Fair a benefit, will generally close their
places of business and. go to Ovratonna on Wed
nesday, September 5, and the society will desig
nate that day as Faribault day .
Thursday, Hon. George B. Loring, United
States commissioner of agriculture, will deliver
the annual address, and also will witness the
grand parade of the blooded stock oa the fair
Friday, John W. Cole, of Hustisford, will
have a public sale of Short Horns and Poland
China hogs on the fair grounds.
Besides the special attractions announced and
those to be announced hereafter, there will be
racing of the highest order, as the different
classes have filled well with some of the crack
trotters, pacers and runners of our state and
sister state*.
Reduced passenger rated on all of the railroads
in our state. Tho C, M. & St. P. railroad and
the C. & N. YJ. railroad will run extras on their
road; on the first named, from Minn eipelis and
St. Panl, leaving early in the mornirg and re
turnirg at night leaving Owatonna at 650 p. m.
On the C. & N. W. railroad extra trains will run
from Mankato and Winona in the morning; re
turning, leaving Owatonna at 5:30 p. m. Thus,
giving all those that want to see the Fair an op
portunity to go down in the morning and have
all the day to visit the Fair.
The secretary will move his office to the
grounds the first of the week, and all letters
jrhonld be directed to him at Owatonna.
NO. 237.
Commencing Wednesday morn
ing, August 22d, and ending
Tuesday night, August 2Sth, on
all KILT SUITS. This discount i&
makingin all an average discount
of about 45 per ce l^ from retail
values. The styles are all good,
being new this spring, and com
prises all told about 200 suits,
This is a great sacrifice. |but we
will try it for one week.
Cor. TOW ait Robert streets, st, Pinl.
I School for Dancing:
Saturday, at 10 a. hi. & 2 p. m.. Sept] 15'
L. N. KCOTr, Manager.
For Fair Week!
Of the Distinguished aud Talented French So
ciety Star
Mile. Rhea,
Supported by
And a well selected company under t'le manage
ment of
WEDNESDAY Much Ad About Nothing.
Sale of si':; 1 0 > :nin3aces batanlay, Au;r. 25th,
9a. m. at bus o!fic& Sesare them early and
avoid the nub . Prices as usual.
Mile. lihea's photographs now 02 sale at Dyer
& Howard's music store.
Gives Special Bargains in
Olough & Warren Organs.
96 E Third Street. - - - St. Paul
The firm of Dreis & Mitsch having been dissoiresV
Has established himself in business
Whero will bo found the finest and best of
Drugs, Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Patent Medi
cines, etc. Also, all kinds of Garden and Flower

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