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CAIRO' DAILY RTTTI.CTTO
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY MOBNINtt, DECEMBEK 7, 1883.
rhoea, Jaondloa, -
Impurity of tha
Blood, Fever and
and all DUeaaee
Mumd by De
rangement of Liver, Dowel and Kidneys.
ITMPTOM8 OF A TISKASrT LITER.
Bad Breath; fain in tbe Side, sometimes tha
Min la hit undeihe Shoulder-blade, mistakes far
Rheumatism ; general loss of appetite ; Howela
fmerally coative. sometime alternating with lax;
the head la troubled with pain, ia dull and heavy,
with considerable loaa of memory, accompanied
with a painful lenaation of leaving undone something
which ought to have been done; a alight, dry cough
and flushed face ia sometimes an attendant, often
mistaken for consumption; tha patient complaint
of wearineaa and debility ; nervous, easily startled;
feet cold or burning, sometimes a prickly sensation
of the akin exists; spirits are low and despondent,
and, although satisfied that exercise would be bene
6cial, yet one Can hardly summon up fortitude to
try it In fact, distrusts every remedy. Several
of the above symptoms attend the disease, but casta
hava occurred when but few of them existed, yet
examination after death has shown the Liver to
baft been extensively deranged.
It iheald be) oned by all pcraona, old aad
young, whenever any of tha above)
Person Traveling or Living la TTn
healthy Localities, m latin a dote caxaaios- '
ally to keep the liver ia ncaliiiy action, will avoid -al
Malaria, IUUoua attack, Diuineas, Naa
tea. Drowsiness, Depression of Spiral, etc. It
will Invigorate like a glasa of wine, bat la do in
If Tou have eaten anything hard of
digestion, or feel heavy after meals, or sleep
lea at Bight, take a dose and yon will be relieved
Tim and Doctora' Hill will be eared
by always keeping the Regulator
i - -in the Honael
For, whatever the ailment may be, a thoroughly
tat purgative, alterative and tonle can
never be out of place. The remedy is haranleae
and does not interfere with busine or
IT 1 PURKLT VF.fi ETABLK,
And ha all the power and efficacy of Calomel or
Quinine, without any of the injurious after effects.
A Governor's Teatlmony.
Simmona Liver Regulator has been in uae ia my
family fur some time, and I am satisfied it ia a
valuable addition to the medical science.
J. Gill Shoktek, Governor of Ala.
Bod. Alexander H. ftteiihena, of Get.,
aayss Hare derived some benefit from the use ol
Simmon Liver Regulator, and wish to give it
"The only Thing that never fatU to
Relieve-." I have used many remedies for Djra
pepaia. Liver Affection and Debility, but never
have (und anything to benefit me to the eneat
Simmona Liver Kegulator has. I sent from Min
nesota to Georgia for it, and would tend further for
uch a medicine, and would advise all who are sim
ilarly affected to give it a tri..l as it seem the only
thing thai never Gils to relieve
P. M. Janhkv, Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. T. W. Mason ay s From actual ex
perience ta the use of Simmons l iver Regulator in
y practice I have been and am aatiafied to net
and prescribe it as a purgative medians.
KtTake only the Genuine, which always '
ha oa (he Wrapper the red Z Trade-Mark
and Signature of J. H. ZKILIN CO.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGCISTS
136 &138 Com'l Ave.
have received a fall and complete line
ot new Fall and Winter
Cloaks, Dolmans, Kotions, Etc.
A heavy stock of Body BrntMls, Taper
trie and Ingrain
A full stock of Oil Cloth, all sises and price.
fc& Gents' Furnish'?
' A fall and complete itock It now being
eloaod out at great bargain.
All Ooodsj it Bottom Prioee!
Boot & Shoe
lo. 90 Com'l Are., Bet. 5th A 6th 8ts.,
nt!ecelved t foil line of
FALL akd WINTER GOODS
which he will tell it the loweit bottom price. It
comprise the belt of ST. LOUIS HAND MADK
aad of BOSTON MANTJIACTURES, LADIES'
aad CHILDRSN'S SHOES, and QEKTS' BCB
B BR BOOTS and 8HOB8.
pWWt alio make to order anything la oar line
, et the beat material and workmanship.
CITY GUN STORE"
OldMt in the city; established in 1861.
Coral Ave. , between ttb and 10th St.
MANUFACTURER dt DEALER IN ALL KIKDB
: Ammunition of all aescr'ptlon alwty on hand al
General repairing In all kind of motal. Key
fall description made to order, and af Ufactloa
warranted. Give me a call, and b convinced for
fommlf. at the (ti of the "BIG GUN."
JOHN A. KOEHLER,
01 -tan Proprietor, Cairo, 111.
FLOUR, GRAIN AND HAT
ElllMt Oufc Pries Paid for Wheat.
. - -r-M-.... -. -ms
MARRIED IN HASTE,
With Abundanoe of Leisure for Rer
W pentanoe Afterwards.
That's What's the Matter With Walter
Vaughan Pension Sharks Died in
the Last Ditoh The Big Four Aoquit
ted Sturlata's Eeligion The Lawyer
Wept News From the National Oapi-
i Ul A New Bole of Fractioe, Eto. eto.
Niw York, Dee. 6. The celebrated case
of Mis An Die E. Hlgbee or Mr. Annie .
Vaugban, a sly claim to have been mar
ried to Vaugban at a garden party, cams up
for trial yeiterday In tbe Town Hall of New
Utrecht, Lou Inland, before Justice Cor
aellu Ferguson. Vaughan cays that tbe
marriage was a part of the game, and that
the clergyman was one ot the party. Mrs.
Vaugban, as she styles berself, la a plump,
rosy-cheeked lass, with bright, black eyes.
She was represented by Joseph H. Leggatt,
of BrookljD, and J. McCarty, Guy B. Pel
ton and Geo. l'oucber of this city appeared
for Jerome Walter Vaugban, tbe defend
ant, and Mr. Vaugban, with bis father,
was present in court. He is a beardless
youth ot about 17 years with short, light
bair, rather negligently arranged. He
seemed to enjoy the proceedings very much,
a did bla father, a stout, pleasant looking
man with scant dark hair
AND SNOW WHIT BEARD.
The witnesses were J. J. Snyder, Frank
Nefus, Miss Gertrude Bennett, Miss Bella
Helfman, John A. Case and Mr. Edward
Berry. Mr. Leggatt, in opening tbe case,
said that tbe ostensible suit was one for
abandonment, but tbe real object was to
obtain tbe dictum of tbe court as to the
validity of tbe marriage that was solem
nized on tbe 19th of last July. "We
claim, "said the counsel, "that it was a
valid marriage, according to tbe statute of
tbe State, which defines it is a civil con
tract. We shall prove that these parties
became acquainted in November, 1882. and
that this acquaintanceship continued down
to the 18th of last July; that he introduced
her to several parties as his.wlfe. . We shall
prove that these parties lived together as
man and wife. After a time tho defendant
leftFiatbush and went away to Canada, or
some other place, and on bis return It
BIS irFICTlON BAD COOLKD,
and when she addressed to him a letter as
bar husband he affected to treat tbe whole
thing as a joke. Mrs. Vaugban takes the
Tbe plaintiff seated berself in the witness
chair, and in reply to tbe question, What
is your full name?" answered In a low
voice, "Annie Evadne Vaugban." She
flrst became acquainted with the defendant
about a year ago this month at tbe residence
of Mr. Wellers In Ftatbush, who Intro
dtteed htm to her. "Between that time
and tbe Hrth ot July," continued tbe wit
ness, "I suppose I met him about thirty
times. My mother was away at South
ampton, L. I., and I wa staying with my
married sister, Mrs. Mundy, wbere Mr.
Vaugban used to call on me."
"What did he do when he went there?"
"Put bis arm around my waist and made
love to me."
' Where did you meet blm on the 19t b of
'At the residence of Mr. Joh n A. Case.
He asked me
TO BXCOMB BIS WIFI,
and I laid ' Y es. ' He then brought me up
to Mr. Aneon and said. 'Charley, Annie
and I want to be married, and then we
stood up before bim and Charley said,
'Will you take tbis man to be your wedded
husband. Will you love, honor, and
cherish him, in sickness and In health, for
richer or poorer?" and I said, 'I wilt.'
Thee be asked Walter tbe same, and Wal
ter said, 'Iwill;'anf after that Charley
said, 'Now, Annie, remember this ia a
lawful marriage, and it will stand law:' and
Walter said, 'I will prove it to you; I will
take you wbere I can prove It.' He tben
led me up to Mr. Case and said: 'When a
vouog lad) and gentleman bave admitted
before witnesses that tbey are husband and
wife, and a ceremony is performed,
18 IT NOT LAWFUL?"
and Mr. Case said, 'certainly,' and Charley
said, 'I will send it to you in black and
"Were there any witnesses present?"
"Yes; Gertie Berger, Ed Barry and four
'Did you ever see this letter, " said the
counsel, banding her tbe following letter:
Niw York, July 23, 1883.
"Mrs. J. Walter Vaugban:
"DkarWite By mistake and forget
fulness, and also being so wrapped up in
your charms, I carried away your valuable
manuscript, and I now return itbysasie
mall as this. I arrived home safely at 1 :3o.
Good morning and not tbe worse for my
walk. Hoping you are 0. K. after your
first night's married life, I remain, your lov
J. Walter Vauohan,
"No. 103, Maiden Lane, or Clarkson
street, Flstbusb, L. I."
"Did anything else occur that evening?"
"Yes; he introduced me to Mr. Frank
Hammond as his wife, and I introduced
blm as my husband, ana as we were walk
ing borne, he said, 'Now, Annie, you must
not be surprised if you find me walking you
off into a new bouse before long, ' and after
we got home, as I was
' ' BIDDING HIM GOOD NIGHT,
he said, 'Surely you are not going to allow
your husband to go home without kissing
' "Did you kiss him?"
"How many times?"
;"Oh, I don't know bow many times. I
received a letter from bim July 21, saying
be would be up In the evening. "
"When you received this letter did he
"Yes, and met me at my sister's, and
we talked for some time, and he told me
about his financial affairs. He invited me
to go to a straw ride, but my mother would
not let me go."
'When did you next see bim?' '
"On the following Thursday evening,
about tha second or third of August, aud he
"Was anyone there that night?"
"No, we ware alone for the first time
Since we were married."
"State what eearirred."
The witneei gave the questioner to under
Itand !hat tk
MARBXaOa MAD BIEN CONSUMMATED.
Tbe aaawer wae given without the allgbteit
l sf "" At B64UI1BU 14 V""t
old Mr. Vaughan Immensely, aid be
laughed itnraodorutely as be slapped bis boy
on the back.
"Before this took place state Just wbat
"1 told Walter tbat Charley wis not an
ordained minister, and he said tbat it made
Do difference, tbat I wss bis lawful wife,
and I firmly believed tbat I wai."
Mr. Pelton tben began his cross-examination,
and tbe witness said that she was 17
years old and was supported by her pa
rents. S e thought that she was in dan
ger of becoming a pauper because ber moth
er bad told ber tbat she must go to her
husband. She bad never told Mr. Vaughun
tbat ber parents were going to turn her
out. On one occasion,
AT A CHCBCll SOCIABLE,
she said she took part lu a dialogue with
Mr. Snyder, who ou that occasion sustained
tbe part of a buslianc'. After tbat she was
called Mrs. Suyder by Walter, but never
by anybody else. On the 19th of July, at
tbe party at Mr. Case's, tbe witness said
tbey played croquet. "There was a good
deal of fun," she said; "we were knocking
tbe balls around, and tben some of tbe
parties began to waltz on tbe lawn. One
of tbe gentlemen asked me to waltz, but (
refused, because it was too warm. The.t
we went In to bave refreshments, and then
went out on tbe lawn again and Walter put
bis arm around my waist and said "Annie,
let us be married, " and I said "Yes,"
and tben we went to Charllo Ansen, ai I
bave said. Counsel tben read tbe letter of
July 30, and she said she saw Walter on tbe
next Thursday evening, either tbe 2d or 3d
of August, in the evening about 7 or 8
HI CAMS ALONE.
"We were outside in tbe hammock, " sb
said. "I was in Walter's arms. My feet
were not in tbe hammock. We were there
a considerable time. My sister was in tbr i
"How did you come to go to tbe ham
mock?" "Oh, we always went to the ham
mock." "Yon were talking?"
"No, sir, nothing; nothing that I should
like to state now."
"Have you told everythlug tbat occur
red?" The witness tben sgaln told tbe story she
had reported before. Several letters of tbe
plaintiff were read, In only one of wbicb,
however, she addresse.l blm as ber bus
band. After a very long cross-examination
tbe bearing was adjourned until Tues
day next, at noon, at tbe same place.
There was some attempt to agree upon a
place nearer to the city, at which to hold
further beariogs, and several Brooklyn of
fices were named. In the course of tbe dis
cussion young Vaugban was beard to say:
"D n It, we'll hire a hall."
StorlsvUs osi Hypocratcy.
Pittsburo, Pa., Dec. 6. Theresa Stur
lata arrived here yesterday afternoon from
Milwaukee and started tbis morning for
Baltimore, where, she says, she will live
qulety in her brother's borne. Sbe wastrav
ellng locos., and registered at the St.
Charles hotel as "Mrs. Hsmllton, Milwau
kee, "but a reporter discovered tbe dis
guise. Speaking of ber life In tbe Jollet
penitentiary, sbe expresses disgust with
the preaching on Sunday,aud with tbe fe
male Samaritan visiting tbe prison, who
show a preference for tbe wicked inmates,
professing religious convictions. She said
tbat It pays any handsome woman eonvlot to
listen to tbe overtures of the prison officials,
otherwise life would be made
exceedingly unpleasant to tbem.
"Of course I professed religion in tbe
prison, promised to lead a reformed life
when released, and to go to a borne the
Christian ladles said tbey bad provided for
me. But I did not care to live with suoh
hypocrites as I found those women to be. I
bad letters, too, from wealthy CblcHgo
gentlemen offering to provide liberally, for
me. Wbenlgotout I slipped from tbe
train and secretly went to Milwaukee,
where I made arrangements to go to my
brother's borne in Baltimore, which he
offered if I would lead a quiet, honest life.
I am glad to go there, wbere T will be
among my true friends." She wept a little,
and expressed surprise at her discovery in
Pittsburg after eluding the Chicago re
The Bla; Four Acquitted.
St. Louis, Dec. 6. This afternoon at 3
o'clock Judge Noonan, In tbe Court of
Criminal Correction, instructed the Jury in
the conspiracy case against Joseph H. Mc
Entire, Ed. Butler, Frank D. Lutz and
David W. Caruth to acquit all the defend
ants. This was In accordance with tbe in
strutions demanded by Chester Krum in
bis address of yesterday. Thus tbe indict
ment of tbe Big Four ends, as everybody
expected, In a fizzle. Tbe defendants re
ceived the congratulations of
their friends to the disgust of the attorneys
ot the Law and Jrder League.
A Xew Bale of Practice.
Springfield, III., Dee. 6. United
States Marshal Tanner has adopted a new
rule of practice In regard to the serving ot
papers in civil cases, and announces that no
papers will be served In such proceedings
unless tbe costs are paid in advance. This
step is Justified by a decision by Judge
Gresbatn austaimng a Marshal's right to
demand his fees In advance. But the law
yers are already vigorously kicking against
the enforcement of the cash system against
A Lawyer Wept.
Bellbvills, Deo. 6. A motion for a
new trial in the Brooklyn car robber's case
was yesterday argued and overruled. Wm.
Morelock, Ellis Roodas, Wm. West and
Kiohard and Tom Llndsey each made
speeches. Mr. Ease, one of their attor
neys, was affected to tears. They will be
taken to Chester to-morrow, and will prob
ably be accompanied by Mace Jones, tbe
murderer of Brooklyn's village marshal.
Die lu ibe Last Ditch.
Cincinnati, Deo. 6. Near Anderson,
Ind., last evening, Joh . K. Johnson was
shot by Coleman Hawkins and dangerously
wounded. After the shooting, Hawkins
returned home and shot himself, dying In
stantly. Both are wealthy farmers. Tbe
trouble arose from a dispute about a dltcb
between their farms.
A Farmer Fatally Wooaded.
Quincy, III., Deo. 6. Marion Hoage,
the Marten County (Mo.) farmer whose
gun exploded Saturday and drove the
breacbpln into hie head and brain, and
who came alone over fifteen miles to Quincy
and bad It taken out, Is atlll alive, but bis
aon, who wm here yesterday, aald he wa
A natural Wonder.
Bockford, III,, Dec. 6. G. W. Blakee
ly has Just captured a singing mouse In bis
house. Your correspondent bat seen It. It
singe like a canary, and eats canary seed. It
tUa wonder of the elir.
An Of ganlsation or Na w York Orooery
Plerke for tbe Purpose of Plundering
New Yohk, Dec. 6. All tbe grooery
stores in the city must bave been deserted
yesterday hy their owners, and a majority
of tbem by tbe clerks, Judging by tbe stout,
burly forms and stolid German faces which
filled Justice Towers' court. Tbey had
coin to listen to tbe revelations concerning
the aecret, outb-bouud ABC Union ot
erocers' clerks, bauded together for tbe
purpose of robbing their employers. Her
man Tietzer, 18 years old, clerk for Henry
Fuller, No. 823 Second avenue, and a
member et the A B C Union, was the first
witness nut on tbe stand. He said tbat
some time last year Kroosz aaked hlmwbeth
er be bad aur chance to take any moni y.
He told blm be bad, and in June committed
bis first theft of 2. Since tben he bad been
stealing fron bis employer. On November
28 be took $20.09, wbtoh is tbe specific sum
wbicb Krooaz Is charged In tbe indlotment
with having received. Erooiz asked blm
v. hetberih.it was
, ALL UK BAD FOR BIM
tbat time, and witness told hint it was. He
made memorandums on paper every time
be gave Kroosz money, and banded tour
suck lists to the justice. Tbey were marked
"Exhibits 1 tot." Ho stole all tbe money
marked In tbe exhibits at tbe dates set
down and gave it to Krootz. He had to
give him $25 for every 1100 be gave to tbe
uulon. Kroosz eromlsed to give blm back
tbe money less tbe commission whenever
be needed it to open a store. On the 17 ih
of November Kroosz Invited blm to attend
a meeting ot the A. B. C, to be held the
next afternoon, on tbe floor over tbe groce
ry store of L. Anderson, at No. 81 Second,
lie and Kroosz were present at tbe meet
ing. Henry Precbt, Anderson's clerk
SECRETARY OF THB UNION,
was there. A clerk otE. Abrensof719
Second avenue, whose name witness did
not know, entered, and Kroosz asked tbe
latter bow he was making out. Abrens'
clerk gave Kroosz J125. Shortly after
ward two clerks ot E. Pappenbauseu of
890 Second avenue entered aud Kroosz
asked tbem tbe same question. Tbey
bar.ded blm $125 each. Kroosz put the
mnuey In bis pocket and then stated
tbat tbe capital fund was $20,000. Secre
tary Prccht bad three or four books In bis
possession. In one ot 'them witness read
the entry about the $20,000. In conclusion,
Tietzen said that every time he gave Krooxz
money he told tbe latter that It was stolen
from Mr. Fuller. Witness was first ac
cused of stealing by bis e mployer lsst Sun
day. After be made bis confession he was
allowed the run ot tbe premlsee, and ,
NO ATTEMPT TO LOCK BIM UP
was made until the next nlgbt. He was
aware that Fuller's nephew, Meyers, was
also stealing from his employer, thai be
had kept tbat knowledge a secret, and tbat
be bad never told any one about the ABC
Union except his employer and Myers.
"I will prove," ettcUiiued Col. Spencer
at this point, "that these two boys were
plundering tbeir employer and invented
this ghost story lo clear themselves. I
never beard of such a thing in my life. . It
would make a good plot for a novel."
"How o ten did you take money from
the drawer In the coarse ot a day?" asked
"When ever I had a chanco. "
Witness never played fool. He sometimes
went to a theater and drank beer, but paid
for this with his own earnings, wbicb
amounted to $12 a month and board. He
KEPT TBI STOLEN MONEY
separate, as be means to open a store.
While tbe disposition of the sum of $200
was being traced by Col. fjpenoer, witness
stated tbat he bad stolen about $400 more.
TbU seemed to surprize the counsel for tbe
prosecution and the Justice as much as tbe
counsel for tbe defense.
"We'll get at some more new facts,"
said Col. Spencer, and sbortly tbereafter
obtained an admission from tbe witness
that after revealing all about the A. B. C.
Union to bis employer he burned a book be
bad received from tbe Union.
"Why did you burn that book?"
"We were sworn to do so whenever
there was a likelihood of tbe objects of tbe
union becoming known. Every member
burned bis book, and so I did. "
Tietzen could not remember the contents
of tbe book, except that there was in it a
list of the A. B. C. members. Tbe crow
examination was brought to a temporary
close by tbe witness saying tbat he would
not bave stolen at all If Kroosz had not
asked bim to do so.
Washington, Deo. 6. Memorials and
petitions were presented as follows:
Mr. Anderson, from tbe Legislature of
Nebraska, asking tbat railroads whom tbe
government granted lands be either com
pelled to take out patents so tbey can be
taxed, or tbat the lands revert to tho peo
ple; also that tbe duty be removed from
tbe barbed wire; also urging the improve
ment of the Missouri river.
Mr. Ingalls Introduced a bill to repeal tbe
pre-emption aud timber culture laws, and
to amend tbe homesteadUaws.
At tbe expiration of tbe morning hour Ibe
Washington, Dec. 6. Mr. McCork
took the oath ot office. Adtourned until
Ben. Bntler'e Opinion of tioatoo
Boston, Dec. 6. Gov. Ben. Butler was
a guest at tbe dinner glvep by tbe Irnlo.
pendent Republicans to the Hon. John J.
Beverly last evening. Rlslug to explain
how it was tbat be got left in the October
election, he said he would rather bo beaten
with 100,000 votes than to be elected with
134,000, as he was last year, lie gave the
clergy no credit for tbe able work in Joining
bauds In prayer for bis defeat, the result
showing tbat they bave no Influence with
tbe Almighty, and know nothing or pontics.
It was a fight between partisanship and
principle, in which there was an array of
capital and power against blm the open
payment of money, and bulldozing of em
ployes by employers. He bolleved, howev
er, that It would prove a blessing In dis
guise, and predicted greater gains and pos
sibly success In tbe coming year. Person
ally, he was glad that he would not occupy
the Governorship with large majority .of
tbe Legislature arrayed against him.
New York, Deo. . Durlnc a fire In a
tenement In tbe rear of No. 66 Mott street.
Bridget Murtha and a man named Sbeehan,
old people, were painfully burned. Mrs.
Julia McGerth was overcome by amoka and
may die. Two men leaped frosna talrd
Washington, Deo. 6. An old membir
of tbe House said this morning that the new
men were seeking positions on tbe Ways
and Means Appropriations and Judiciary
Committees, and In fact, they wanted to be
connected with all tbe Important commit
tees. It is generally conceded tbat Mr.
Morrison will be given tbe Chairmanship of
the Ways and Means, and Randall the Ap
propriations. As associates of Mr. Morri
son, on the Ways and Means committee, are
mentioned tbe names of Hewitt, Randolph,
Tucker, Curtln, Geddes, Herbert, Sey
mour or Maybury, Cox (New York), nr
Hurd, Democrats, and Kelly, Ramon and
Hasklll, Republicans. Tbe Democrat!
members do not unanimously favor Morri
son's election for tbe Wayi end Means
chairmanship, tbe ground on tbeir opposi
tion being, as expressed by one of their
protectionists, bis appointment closely fol
lowing Carlisle's election to tbe Speaker
ship would precipitate the tariff issue lo
1864, "and, "added the gentleman, "ills
not the province otjthe 8peker, nor, for
that matter, Congress either, to force po
litical issues upon the country. ' ' 8psker
Carlisle is receiving at the rate of three hun
dred letter a day, but Is diligently keep
Ing bis own counsel In respect to bla pur
poses. Democratic Caaeas.
Washington, Deo. 6. The Demioratfo
Senators held a caucus tbis moruldtr, Mr.
Pendleton presiding, to arrange the party's
membership committees. Some feeling
was displayed in respect to the
habit of tbe older members securing a ma
jority of the important places on commit
tees to tbe exclusion ot the younger mem
bers. The following committee were ap
pointed to arrange the minority member
ship in tbe best interests of all, and are to
report tbeir action at tss next eauous:
Messrs. Harris, Cockrell, Garland, Butler,
George, Morgan and Call.
Will Break II t7p.
Wahington, Dec. 6. Tbe oomnrsslo i
er of pensions says it is the Intention of the
department to employ all legal means to
break up tbe existing practice among a
certain class of brokers and agents ot taking
certificates from pensioners as collater
al security for money advanced. Suits to
test tbe constitutionality of the law forbid
ding tbe practice are now pending In Phila
delphia, Boston and other cities. The
commissioner will Issue duplicate
certificates to pensioners In all cases of
Washington, D. C Deo. 6. Mistou
rians am arriving In large numbers, look
ing for office, and Gen. Clark Is much per
plexed to know bow to distribute bis few
THE ST. LOtJIS 8UB-TREASCRY.
Congressman O'Neill received a letter to
day from Secretary Folger giving bis res
sons for deciding not to remove the sub
treasury to tbe new post office building,
and indicating that It will remain at the
Wisconsin Bevenne District.
Washington, Dec. 6. The order
consolidating the revenue districts was re
ported as applied to Wisconsin. The dis
tricts of that State will remain on changed.
CATTLE - Receipts ' 8,000 dull,
exports W2.Yd7fW; eoou to choice
shipping quoted at 5 40 &0 00; common
to riir$t 15.
HOGs--ii -i: 'ints 46,000 active and firm,
light at 14 5004 95; rousjh packing
$4 40f94 ); heavy packing and shipping
$40 0(a)5 40.
CATTLE Exporters K 10m 40; rood
to heavy do $5 nom 00; light to fair $4 V(et
6 2d; common to medium $4 4004 90; fair
to good Colorado $40003 40; southwest $9 T4
34 85; grass Texans $3 0004 23; light to
good stoukers $3 5003 73; fair to good feed
ers $3 7504 23; common to chouse native
cows and heifers $2 7504 25; soallawags ot
any kind $2 60O2 75.
HOGS Receipts 19,640 head; shipments
2,007 bead. Market active, York
ers selling at $4 60O4 70, rough mixed
at $4 06O5 10, and butchers steady at $4 80
SHEEP Common, medium and Hght$iO
8 10; (air to good 13 20O3 60; prime $8 60
4 00; fair to good Texans $3 700
WHEAT Decemner 95)4: Februarj
95HOK; Januarv ;Mayl 03X.
CORN December 57 X; January 67X;
February 67; May 69X.
OATS December 31 K; January 31V;
February ; May 8."H; year-.
' ST. LOUIS.
WHEAT December 99X: year SI 01b.
Januarv (102 b; February $1 040 X;
May $f 09SOK.
COHN December 48KOV; year-; Jan
jay 40OH; February 49V b; May 63V
OATS December 29V; year Jan
uary 29V b; February 30V b; May 84V
WHEAT December $1 11; - January
$1 nx; renruary i ix; juayai ivx.
CO liX December 63 V; January 64 V;
February 00; May 07 .
OATS December 37 V; January 38 V;
February 39V; May 42V.
BUTTER-Creamery at 30O37 to 86 for
selections, a shade more in a small way:
seconds at dairy rates. Dairy at 27O30
for choice to fancv to 82 for selections;
fair l-'OlO; low grade 8O10. Good to
choice near-by In palls SOIS.
POULTRY Dressed, Spring chickens
small $1 7302 00:falr to choice. $2 502 75;
choice $3 50; Old chickens-Cocks $202 75;
mixed, $2 7603 00; bens, $2 SO'
turkeys, $6010 dozen; aocoiding to slis,
and dressed at DOllo per lb. ; ducks $2 75
3 23; Geese $30).
EGGS Roceipt 294 pkg. In better de
mand and firm at2402oo. tor good to choice
Wheat arrived dull and heavy; corn
arrived unchanged. Wheat to arrive dull
and ooru quiet. Mark Lane Wheat dull
and oorn quiet. Country markets quiet.
California wheat to arrived declined 8d.
Spot wheat dull; No. i spring, Ss 8d
No. 8 spring, none In market; Western
winter, 8s 6d. Mixed western oorn dull
at o 6Vd. Demand from Continent and
United Kingdom not mueb doing la wheal,
m4 eota . , I
To tht Cowjrm nf the United States:
At the threshold of a year of delib
eration I congratulate you unon the
favorable asprct of the domestic
nd foreign nffairs of this govern
ment. FOItEION UEI.ATION3.
Our relations with other nations
continue to be on a frind y foof'nj?.
Willi the AoMitine Hipublic, Aus
tria, Bdlciuiu. H "ti7.il, Denmark, ll iy
ti. Itaiy, Sinto D)miu;'o and S.v. den
and Norway no incident has cecum d
wtncu calls tor special comment. T110
recent opening of new lines of tule
pr. phic communication with Central
Amer.ca at d Ur zii permitted the in
UTchansre of messasrea of Iriendih p
with the governments of these coun
tries. Dunn? the year there have been
perfected and proclaimt d consular nnd
commercial treaties w ii Sarvia and
a consular treaty with It lumania, thui
extending our intercourse with the
D.inubian countries, while our Eastern,
relations have been placed upon a wid
er base by treaties with C'jrea ai.d
Ti.e new boundary suivev treaties
with Mexico, a trudesmark convention
nra a supplementary treaty of extra
ditiou with Spain, and a convention
ex.er.dins t e duration of the Franco
Annerican C a:ms Commission, have
ai.o been proclaimi d.
TUB FISHERIES IXDUSTltV.
Notice oi the continuation of the
fisheries articles of t ie Treaty of
Washington was duly iriven 10 the Bri
tish novernment. , T .e unvilecres and
exemptions of the British government
and the reciproical pr.Vileges and ex
emptions ol the treaty will accordingly
close on July 1. 185. Tue Dsheries in
dustry, pursut d by u numerous c.ass of
our cit zens ou the northern coasts,
both of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans,
are worthy or the tosierin? care of
congress. Whenever brought into
competition with like industries of,
other countries, our fishermen, as well
as our manufacturers of fishinsr ap
Eliances and preparers ot fish products,
ave maintaineu a foremost place. I
suggest that congress create a commis
sion to consider the question ot our
rights in the fisheries and the means
of opening to our c tiz ns, under jmt
and enduring conditions, the richly
stocked fishing waters nnd sealing
ground of British North America.
The question has arisen touching
deportation to the UuiUd States irom
the B itiuh island by governmental
or municipal aid, of persons unable
there to gain a living, and iqual y a
burden on tho community here. Such
ot these persons as will und 'r the pau
per class, as defined by the law, have
been sent back, in accordance with the
provisions of our statutes, II t Majes
ty's government has insisted that pre
cautions have been taken before sh p
ment. This has, however, in so mauy
cases, proved ineffectual, and espe
cially so in certain recent instances of
needy immigrants reacnin our terri
tory through Cam.d t, that a revision
of our k'KiBlation upon this subject
may be deemed advisable.
CLAYTON 11ULWER TREATY.
Correspondence relative to the Clay-ton-Bulwer
Treaty has been con
tinued, and will be laid before con
gress. TRE AMERICAN HOG IN KUIIOI'K.
Tne legislation of Francu against the
importation of prepared swine produc
ed from the United States has been
repealed. Taat retult has been due no
lefts to the triendly representations of
this government than to a growing con
viction in France that the restriction
is not demanded by any real danger to
Germany still prohibits the intro
duction of all swine products from
America. I extended to the Imperi
al government a friendly invitation to
send experts to the United S ates, to
inquire whether the use ot tnese rrc
ducts was dangerous to health. Tuis
invitation was declined. I have be
lieved it of such importance, however,
that the exact lacts should be ascer
tained and promulgated, that I have
appointed a competent commission to
make a thorough investigation of tha
subject. lis members have shown
their public spirit by accepting their
trust without pledge of compensation,
uut 1 trust tn..t congress wm see in
the national and international bear
ings of the matter a sufficient motive
of providing at least lor reimburse
ment of such expenses as they may
necessarily incur. The
Coronation ok the czar,
atMoscow, aflorddd to this govern
ment an occasion for testifying its
continued friendship by senlimj a
special envoy and a representative of
tne navy to attend the ceremony.
While theri have arisen during the
year no grave question effecune the
status in the Russian empire of A ner
ican citizens, or other faith than that
held by the natioual church, this goy- .
eminent remains Frra in its convictions
that the rights of its citiz ns abro-id
should be in no way aff-cted by their
ouu relations with ctba.
It is understood that measures for
the removal of the restrictions which
now burden our trade with Cuba and
Forto Kico are under consideration by
the Spanish government. The proxim
ity of Cuba, and the peculiar method of
administration which there prevail, ne
cessitate constant discussion and appeal
on our part from the proceedings 01 the
insular authorities. I regret to say
that the just protests of this govern
ment have not, as yet, produced satis
factory results. " The Commissioner
appointed to decide certain claims of
our citizens against the Spanish gov
ernment, of a satisfactory rule as to the
validity and force of naturalization in
the United States, has finally adjourned.
Some of its awards, though made more
than two years ago, have not yet been
paid. The sjiecie payment is expected.
Claims to a large amount, which were
held by the late commission to be with
out their jurisdiction, have been diplo
matically presented to the Spanish
government, us the action of the Colo
nial authorities, which has given rise to
those claims, was admitted as illegal,
ami full reparation for the injuries sus
tained by our citizens should be no
The Manilla court has found that the
Eroceedings of which this government
as complained were unauthorized,
and it is hoped that the government
of Spain will not withhold the speedy
reparation which its sense of in justice
should impel it to ofler for. the unusual