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VOL .VII.
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS,
Gustave Heinemann!
4y Comer 7tli & Jackson streets, £J)
<£ O Per Ceil. Discount,
Un Any and All
NO DISCRIMINATION!
Sis, Laces, ■«■**
Sate, TorctaLacesils Goods!
Velvets, Si Laces, Table Linens!
Casiieres, ■»*». Art!
Dress Ms, Veilings, Napkins!
In fact any and all of our goods are included in this offer !
WE SHOW
LADIES' MUSLIN
SIMs! Corset Covers! From Z cents on
WIS! ClOliSfiS! $16.00 a piece.
Bargains I Loss 25 perct. Disconnt! Bargains!
IGfIM! COMPLETE LINES oILKu.
lantet, Andras . of (JTTFQ
& Co.'s ...j n . i)ILJ\O.
uexarinemi M blO. Wl pttw
-CO.'S r* l)l_il_U.
I. _ L Traverse bJUuJAD I SILKS.
iierican op SILKS.
THE BEST REPUTED MANUFACTURERS.
52§^* We are much
pleased to know that
we enjoy the confi
dence of the public,
and we will live up to
any assertion made by
us, at whatever cost,
and
JL yj" I /-JTjbi J_C
We beg to say that
BLACK GROSGRAIN SILKS,
COLORED SILKS,
BLACK Al COLORED SAMS!
Have never been offered~and we doubt ever will
be again-at prices as they are now sold by us.
SEE THEM!
compare our goods and
CM! lr P rices with those of any House
IP^ 2 in the country, and see whether
WE ARE RIGHT!
25 CENTS TODAY
LESS 25 PER CENT.
For 1,000 Towels, - worth twice that sum!
Gustave Heinemann,
Northwest Corner Seventh and Jackson Streets.
» ___?35i7S_eaw
Dattn * (Elnbe. •
ST. PAUL, MINN., WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1884.
Firs .Department City of St. Paul.
Omra Board or Fm_ Comhis-loitebs, )
Corner Eighth and Minnesota streets, ' V
St. Patl, Minn., February 15, 1884. )
Horses Wanted!
Good sound horses, from five to eight years old,
weight from 1,450 to 1,000 pounds, suitable for
Fire Department service. Persons offering
horses under this advertisement will call on Vete
rinary Surgeon C. C. Berkman, corner Sixth and
Cedar streets.
By order of the Board.
F. H. DELANO, President.
W. O'Ookma.w Secretary. 47-07
IN NEW QUARTERS^
P, J. DEEIS,
General Druggist
Is settled in his elegant New Store
Comer Ninth and Saint Peter streets.
Where can be found the finest and best of Drugs,
Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Patent Medicines,
etc. Also, all kinds of Uardeu and Flower Seeds
iv their season.
PREaCBTPTIOya A BPEG>TJTY
BRISBIN & FARWELI.,
LAW OFFICE.
ROOM G,
Corner of Wabashaw ami Fourth streets.
Over Express Office. _70
TAILORING.
File Urn
146 EAST THIRD STREET.
NOTICE
iceprs.
Offick of the Cut Hai.l j
asd Coubt HorsE Commission', >
St. Paul, February 8, 1884. J
The special commission appointed and acting
under the act of March Bth, 1881, being chapter
878 of Special Law, of 1881, and the act of Feb
ruary 26th, 1883, being chapter 102 of the Special
Laws of 1883, will be glad to receive from such
architects as may desire to submit them, plans
and estimate? for the City Ilall and County
Court House contemplated in said acts, ou the
first day of May, 188-J, inucn o'clock lv ijii- fore
noon, at tbe office of the County Auditor of this
county.'but with tiie distinct understanding that
no compensation^vill be made for any such plan
or estimate unless adopted.
By order of the Commission.
J. J. McCAHDY, Secretary.
47-48-54-50-01-02
mmm ——i■i.■——^————_—_—————■—-■—_—____^____■—_—
CONTRACT WORK.
Grading and Bridging Forest
Street.
Office of the Board of Public Wokks, }
City of St Paul, Minn., Feb. 18, 1884. )
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Public Works in and for the corporation of the
city of St. Paul, Minnesota, at their office in said
city until 12 m. on the 3d day of March, A. D.
1884, for the grading of Forest street, from
Seventh (7th) street north to Case street, aud
for the construction of a bridge on said Forest st.
over the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Oma
ha and St. Paul & Duluth railroad tracks, in said
city, according to plans and specifications on file
in the office of said Board.
A bond with at least two (2) sureties in a sum
of at least twenty (20) per cent, of the gross
amount bid must accompany each bid.
The said Board reserves the right to reject any
or all bids.
JOHN FARRINGTON, President.
Official:
R. L. Gorman, Clerk Board of Public Works.
50-60.
tf -
jJ^LYON&HEALYg
State & Monroe S«s.,Chiwgo.^__^jK2
\Vni send prepaid to »nya'i<Jre-»th«ir/^ \n3__Br
n BAND CATALOCUE, 3 %-y^SM
A for i 5-0, 200 page*. 210 -ufrravlngin *♦" . JE3
KB of i Dstruments, Suits Caps, B*l_,^ «r9_f-
JcEßPoraponi. EpanleU, Cap-Lamp*,
. /KB Stan,ls, Dram VajorS Staflk, and Id VI
// \B*»ata, Sundry Band Out-U, R-P-H-f // II
-*A_aMM-teri-h. also Include* lnatruc-Qn aad _*r- ,X__W It
_^_*_»T,-tFes for Amateur B__»a, and a C il_lr"il p^m^^&
•^*Q_i_s»B»_'«Mi__- • ~-m'r
CLOTHIERS.
A Spring Pointer!
No. 1 goes to a tailor and bas his Spring Suit or Overcoat "Made
to Order;" buys his Spring Hat at an exclusive Hat Store; pays for
entire outfit about $55. No. 2 goes to a reliable Clothing House,
selects his Suit or Overcoat, tries it on and purchases it; he also
buys a stylish Spring Hat at Clothing House; cost of entire outfit
about $28. No. 2's Suit or Overcoat is made from the identical
same goods as No. 1, and the general make-up and fit is equally as
good. His garments look as stylish and wear as well as No. I's
and he is $27 ahead by being sensible. Spring will soon be here,
why not be sensible?
BOSTBNoa- PnceCLOTHING HOUSE
Cor. Third,and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
BOOT ASD BEOI MALMS,
SCHLEEK & CO..
HO. 89 EAST THIRD STREET,
yM.ii its & te
SSIl^ St. Paul Agency for BURT'S, QUAY'S,
ll^^^few REYNOLD'S, and Many Others.
iT" Wiagaiiifl E__T Ma_l order, promptly tilled.
MUSICAL INBTBUMBNTB.
STELTOY,
mssmi
AND
HAINES,
The three leading Pianos of the
world,
speciaiTprices
FOR THE ffiXT 10 DAYS!
WVV rT_B^"!3i
148 & 150 East Third St.
______ ==a=Sß== _ = _ '
AMUSEMEI7TS.
mm OPERA HOUSE.
L. N. SCOTT, .... Manager.
GREAT SUCCESS!
MATINEE TO-DAY 2 p. m.
TO-NIGHT!
M. W. HANLEY'S COMPANY,
Presenting Edward ITarrlgftn's latest .accei.
McSORLEV'S I!HTIO.\ !
With v Company of jf'omedians.
All the Original scenic effect*. All the- Origi
nal son^s ami music.
Prices—sl, V.'jc, .VJc and '.'sc. Scat- now on sale.
INC'ANDESCKXT LIGHT.
Grand Opera House!
THE POPULAR COMEDY SUCCESS!
THESE NIGHTS ONLY,
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, ASD SATURDAY!
FEB. 21, 22 & 23.
America's Accepted Conimedian,
MB. M. B. CURTIS,
In his inimitable creation,
SAM'L OF POSEN!
The Commercial Drummer, supported by his own
specially selected company. £_____
' Special extra ewpigement of
Ml! c Al V i -, x Pc Mer, .
In her own creation of Dumas* '*CAMILLE '
One performance only, Saturday Matinee, Feb. 23.
Sale of Seats commences 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Prices SI, 75c, 50c and 25c,
OLYMPIC THEATER.
IMMENSE SUCCESS!
The Great Spectacular Play,
A Tale of Eictatiiit!
Amazonian march, The Demon's Olen, Incanta
tion Scene, the Golden Grotto, Glorious Trans
formation Scene. Surpassing in splendor any
thing ever produced, Concluding with
THE SHOWER OF GOLD!
j3P*Faraily Matinee'B Wednesday and Saturday.
Every lady visitor presented with an elegant
souvenir. 50-53
NATHAN
FORD
Gives Special Bargains in
KNABEiIFISCiE
PIANOS
Olough & Warren Organs.
96 E Third Street, - St. Paul
THE DAY'S MARKETS.
Provision Market Excited With
a Continuation of Monday's
Weakness.
Pork Closed Lower on Trades "Which
Were Wholly Between Local
Speculators.
Wheat Went Up Under Bullish Reports, but
Settled in Sympathy with Provisions
—Corn Moderately Active.
A Weak Opening in Wall Street, But a
Strong Close on Everything Except
Ex-Villa rd'_.
CHICAGO.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. Ift.—The stock of <rrain is
attracting very general attention, aud an at
tempt i_ being made here, notably by A. If.
Wright & Co.. and by Charles Randolph, the
secretary of the board of trade, to gather re
liable statistics in regard to the visible supply,
which shall _it least approximate to correct
ness. The following are the figures which
have been gathered, and it will be Interest
ing to compare them with the fluctuating and
unreliable so-called "visible supply"' reports
sent uut from New York:
Chicago elevators, as per official returns,
contain 12,761,937 bushels of wheat. 5,658,
-1-9 bushels of corn. 1.590,022 bushels of
oats, 1,757,809 bushels of rye, and 200,194
bushels of barley, making a grand total of
22,034,131 bushels, against 21,001,299 bush
els a year ago. and 12.U00.229 bushels at this
period la<t week. Vessels In the harbor are
laden with 91,200 bushels of wheat, 741,360
bushels of corn and 101,705
bushels of vats. The total
amount of irrain in store and ufloat here
Is 22,905.450 bushels, against 22,481,946
bushels v week ago. Milwaukee warehouses
are stored with 2,998,315 bushels of wheat,
15,397 bushels of corn, 2,500 bushels of oats,
25.090 bushels of rye and 034,454 bushels of
barley. New York and Brooklyn warehouses
are stored with 4,831,359 bushels of wheat,
1,845,034 bushels of corn, 2,280,340 bushels
of oals, 171.448 bushels of rye und 321,000
bushels of barley.
The following figures complied by Clias.
Randolph, secretary of the board of trade,
show the amount of grain in sight in this
country, including stocks in store, afloat and
in transit on the 10th in st.; wheat, 34,212,
-253 bushels; corn. 13,112,307 bushels; oats,
4,782*37 bushels: rye, 2,302.223 bush
els; barley, 2,145,315 bushels. Min
neapolis is added to the points
heretofore included. The stock of wheat at
that point is 2,620,000 bushels. Taking this
out of the list the figures show a reduction in
wheat during the week of about 550,000
bushels. Comparison will hereafter be
made in this correspondence, with the re
ports of the secretary of the board of trade of
Chicago, instead of New York reports.
The flour market was quiet and trading
particularly light for the day, with home buy
ers picking up a limited quantity daily but
for shipping stock, little was doing, and ex
porters have no buying orders. The finer
winters and the better Minnesota springs
were quit* firmly held and above previous
quotations, but otherwise no change was
noticeable. Rye flour dull. Buckwheat flour
slow, at from 85.50 for choice to not wanted
at all when poor. Bran and all millstutfs
slow.
At the stock yards th receipts of cattle were
about the same for the day and for the week
as for the corresponding period last week.
The demand for shipping cattle was slow,and
prices were slow and a shade lower. The
advance of last Saturday on shipping and
dressed beef cattle was entirely lost yesterday,
and there was no Improvement to-day.
There was a good demand for all descrip
tions of butchers' stocks and several large
lots sold at the high prices current. The de
mand for stockers and feeders is only fair,
the high prices, and the absence of the regu
lar eastern buyers contributing largely to the
dullness, The supply is not heavy. There
were 2,000 more hogs received than for the
corresponding day last week, and about
7,000 increase over last week for the corres
ponding period.
Trade opened dull and prices weak, with a
decline of 10@l5c. on rough packing and
light hogs. There was less of a decline on
really choice, and good heavy, and a few
early sales of such were made at as high prices
as yesterday, but the late arrivals shared the
decline of common and light. The general
market was dull and depressed from first to
last, with 22,000 the 23,000 on sale, and a
sharp decline on^ provisions.
One of the weak points about the market
was the report that a good many lots of salt
meats bought for European account had been
resold, those for whom they were bought pre
ferring to take their profits at this end.
Milmine, Bodman <fe Co. say to-night:
Provisions red hot. The clique still free
seUers, and the country also very unsettled
and uncertain market; very dangerous deal
to touch.
Shepard & Peacock say: The market is ir
regular and not a little nervous,
showing indications that inside
operations have shifted part of
their load at any rate and thrown it upon the
outside."
Crittenden & Harvey say: "Prices are
high enough to sell with safety but the
market bears signs of manipulation and sell
ing might prove hazardous."
McCormick, Kennett& Day say: "Packers
and insiders continue to sell heavily, and as
the deal is manipulated they can put the
market up or down at will."
Robt. Lindblom & Co. say: "Provisions
opebed very weak. The whole country is
Jong and packers will likely put it low enough
to wipe out all tbe margins. Those who en
joy trading in it will have a
chance to play against loaded dice.
We would rather not attempt to 'get ahead of
that game."
Wheat was quoted quiet and steady in
Liverpool, with a better tone for spot delive
ries. Advices from Kansas reported cold
weather, and the wheat fields covered with
ice. These advices, with reports of cold
weather in the northwest and an approaching
storm from that section, caused a firmer feel
ing at the opening, and the first sales were
H@%c over yesterday's close on call, and
influenced by an active demand from the
shorts, who had sold indiscriminately on
yesterday's break, and the execution of buy
ing orders from Kansas and
other points, where there was
a sleet scare, prices appreciated
%@lc further; No. 2 opened at 99%@
$1.00}£; May advanced to $1.00%@^. The
advance checked the demand to fill orders, a
majority of which were at about $1 and when
the shorts were filled the weakness in provi
sions increased the disposition to sell wheat,
the offerings including a good many lots
bought late yesterday or early this morning
for a scalp. It was also reported that the
wave from the north was moving to the
northeast through Canada and a further
break in pork increased the pressure to real
ize, and prices fell to the Inside
figures of the morning, when buying to
fill orders as noted above and
reports of improved export demand at the
seaboard, again rallied quotations to $1.00}<;
hut they broke on receipt of later selling
orders from the outside and closed at $1.00, 1i
@I.oo#.
Corn was only moderately active, the de
mand not being large and there were indica
tions that holders of large lots were trying to ,
sustain prices. There was little in the situa
tion to inspire confidence, the reported stocks
here showing a considerable increase over
last Tuesday. The inspection was
359 cars, of which 81 were '
contract grades, against 45 yesterday.
The buying was chiefly to cover shorts, but
prices advanced y,c in response to the im
provement in wheat, but later receded and
closed $£<§ ;,,'e under the highest prices. j
On the call there was a very lively time: ]
1,175,000 bushels of May wheat were sold at ]
$1.00%@1.00#, and 1.370,000 bushels May '
corn went at 59%'ru 59 s:'e. During the day '
the "big 4" were large sellers, as were also .
the "silver greys," i. c., the Adams'. Nat. ,
Jones was said to be the real party in 1,000,
-000 bushels which were put up by Martin <!C I
Bennett. Ou curb wheat closed at $1.00%, I
and com at 59 \c. 1
The provision side of the market was full 1
of excitement nearly all day. The receipts !
of hogs were a trifle more liberal and they ,
were in better condition. Liverpool reports
were less favorable and showed a reduction 1
of 9d in lard and lOd in bacon. The eastern !
markets were easy. The weak feeling of
yesterday was continued to-day and although
there were sales reported at 418.05 for May ,
pork the real opening was .
$17.90. Prices dropped to $17.83)£. y
revived to $17.90, then quickly dropped to <
417.77, 1.?, advanced to $17.95, declined I
t0517.57, advanced to $17.80, went down to {
$17.65 and then advanced to $17.70 and '
closed quite iirm at those figures. The trade '
was wholly between local speculators and
the "big four" made reputed onslaughts t
upon the market which were characterized as
the most reckless of any manipulations
which have been witnessed on the board
since old Hutch took Charley Singer in hand '
and read him a $20,000 lesson In about five 1
minutes. A good deal of stuff was thrown ]
over for parties whose margins were exhausted '
and many outsiders and tailers were frozen '
out. Margins were called heavily, but local
parties responded or at least settled their '
trades. The whole idea of the movement '
seemed to be: "Raid the market aud get rid '
of the crowd." It was successful in this !
wise, and it also developed the fact that
a good deal of the - stuff was '
owned by parties other than
the big packers. Some of them as suggested
in this correspondence were quietly unload
ing and crediting up good profits.
On the curb pork and ribs were steady but
lard went off 2 Vr,o2se. There was a very
weak spell and May pork closed at $17.00;
lard at $9.72^ and ribs at $9.25.
The receipts of sheep were about the same
as last Tuesday, but so far for the week a
slight increase over this time last week. For
straight, even lots of fat wethers, either fine
or coarse wooled, the demand continues
strong and prices rule steady. Lambs are
also wanted, and to-day sold at higher prices.
Big heavy ewes In a suspicious con
dition are plenty aud slow of sale.
Bucks aud coarse stock generally are also
slow and the thin common sorts are not
wanted. Let shippers send In good even
lots and good flesh, either coarse or fine
wooled, and they will find a ready sale, but
all common or even fair lots should be
bought this week with caution and judg
ment, as the run will be heavy and prices
rule lower. Common and mixed ruled
somewhat lower toward the close of the
day.
Chicago Financial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 19.—The offerings of board of
trade aud mercantile paper were only moderate,
and as the supply of loanable funds contlnnes
largely in excess of all legitimate requirements,
"A 1" paper was shouldered promptly at from
5@7 per cent. Eastern exchange between city
banks is quoted at par .and 25c premium per
$1,000. Bank clearings were $0,025,000, against
$7,195,000 yesterday. A moderate amount of
currency was forwarded to the country.
NEW YORK.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
New York, Feb. 19.—The market opened
without feature, except the sharp recovery
In Pullman. It was dead dull all the fore
noon and barely steady. At noon the feel
ing was firmer with St. Paul and Lackawan
na looking stronger and advancing. Union
Pacific was also put up. It was in demand
by the shorts, looming at one time as high as
lj^percent. per day for use, but the room
thought it would be easier to-morrow.
The books close to-day for the annual
meeting to be held March 5.
Pullman was very strong in the
closing hour fat $I.lOJ^ bid. Everything
closed up strong except the Villard's—Union
Pacific, Lackawanna and Pullman taking the
lead. Bankers and Merchants telegraph
125& to 125%. The attacks on special
stocks yesterday, were not renewed this
morning. Prices were better fractionally at
the opening with a marked advance in Pull
man Palace. Buying of the grangers and
other dividend payers continued during the
morning. Union Pacific, which is still
largely oversold, was remarkably
well held, and the shorts were
not able to get much cheap stock, though
they forced it to 81}£ at oae time. Del
aware & Lackawanna divided the honors with
Northern Paciflc,being quite active and firm.
The changes in many of the others were un
important though they held their own very
well.
The market was inclined to he dull at times
which was natural after yesterday's excite
ment. The same leaders who have been Its
main support of late do not appear to have
ehangedtheir position, and bought stocks lib
erally when prices showed weakness. Chicago
& Alton 501dat1.34@1.342£ (these quotations
are ex-dividend of 4 per cent. Delaware &
Hudson has declared Its usual quarterly divi
dend. Omaha was neglected; the earnings
for the second week in February decreased
$5,800. The bulls appeared to be in com
plete control. During the afternoon, how
ever, the general markets showed considera
ble activity, and about the best figures of the
day were current at the end, Pulman Palace
being particularly buoyant.
Clearing Everything Off.
New York, Feb. 19. —It is learned that
the firm of McGinnis & Fearing, whose sus
pension was announced yesterday, effected
a satisfactory settlement to-day with the
Oregon & Transcontinental company, their
principal creditor, and there is now no
serious obstacle to their resumption. The
stocks belonging to the Oregon & Transcon
tinental company, due by McGinnis &
Fearing, It Is stated, are 1,800 shares of
Oregon Railway <fe Navigation, 1,100 shares
of Northern Pacific preferred, and 6,200
shares of Northern Pacific common, none of
which can come on the market. Total in
debtedness to the Oregon Transcontinental
company is placed at $97,000. In addition
to the $20,000 due Mr. Pullman, the firm
owes other customers about $50,000, which
fills up *he entire liabilities. The assets are
placed at $250,000 or $300,000.[Mr. Gould is
said to have sent his check to-day to the
house for any amount, more than to meet
the present immediate demands.
JS TO. 51.
CONGRESSIONAL
Hie All Night Session of the
House of Representa
tives.
i Stormy Session, but Merrill's Mo
tion Carried by a Largo
Majority.
rbv Senate Cannot Get the National Bank BLU
to Suit Them.
The Senate.
Wasttinoton", Feb. iy.—Senator Dawes,
from the committee on Indian affairs, re
sorted formally the bill providing for the
punishment of trespassers on Indian land by
mprisonment for one year, or a fine of §500,
)r both. The action of the committee was
tpon the recommendation of the secretary of
he interior, and especially to keep Payne
md bis followers off the Oklahama lands.
Senator Morrill, from the committee on
inanee, reported adversely the bill authori*
iiS- the payment of customs duties in legal
lender notes, but asked, in deference to the
.vish of another senator, it be placed on the
•alendar. Also adversely on the bill provid
ng for the retirement of small legal tender
ao'es.
The bill to provide for the insane of circu
lation to the national banks was taken up.
Senator Bayard spoke in opposition to
Plumb's amendment.
After further discussion by Senators Maxey,
Peck, Cook andPugh, Senator Morgan said,
iie proposed to offer an amendment to the
intendment of the senator of Kansas, to pro
ride that "whenever any portion of the cir
culation of the national bank be surrendered
in consequence of a call, and, and payment
if the bonds by the United States govern
ment, an equal amount of treasury notes
'ba.ll be issued by the government in lieu
[here of, so as to prevent shrinkage of the
circulation." After an executive session the
senate adjourned.
The House of Rejtresentatives.
Wasuington, Feb. lit.—ln the house dur
ing the early hours of the monting, there
ivas a scene of great confusion and excite
ment. Hiscoek attempted to have the bill
read, and the Democrats objected with great
emphasis. Hiseoek was standing full In
trout of the speaker's desk, where he was
surrounded by an excited crowd of adherents
md opponents, and finally the disorder be
came so great that the services of the ser
jeant-at-arms were required to restore some
legree of order. Tucker, approaching to
within a couple of feet of Hiseoek, addressed
him directly aud called him to order,
"The gent calls me to order," exclaimed
Hiseoek excitedly, "because his side Is un
willing to have advertised to the country the
bill which they attempt to force through this
house." Hiseoek, at one point
in the debate, understood Morrison
to say that seventy-live Democrat*
had been here and skulked away. He wa»
proceeding to make a stroug point of this un
derstanding of the case, when Morrison in
terrupted to say that such an assumption was
untrue. Mutual explanations followed, and
the house again settled down into a state of
active quiet. At 0 o'clock a motion was
agreed to revoking all leaves of absence
granted for this legislative day. At 8:15 a
quorum was obtained, and Hewitt's motion,
making the Mexican pension bill the special
order for the 21st inst., was seconded by 105
to one, and the resolution was then adopted,
yeas, 175; nays, 35. The announcement of
the result was received with cheers by the
Democratic side, and at 8:55 a. m. the hou»«
adjourned until Wednesday.
DANVILLE INVESTIGATION.
A Humorous Description of the Shoot
ing by a Colored Witness.
"Heah, Heah, Heah,lleah, Kill'em, Kill' tin,
Kill em.
Washington, Feb. 19.—1n the Danville
Investigation to-day W. P. Graves, (white) a
commission merchant of Danville, testified
that he was armed the day of the riot and
fired four shots Into the crowd of colored peo
ple. The colored men were firing in his di
rection and he returned the fire. He did not,
however, see any pistols in the hands of the
colored men. There was no conspiracy on
the part of the whites to bring on the riot,
but on the contrary, the whites exercised
their influence to prevent the collision with
the colored men. An intercepted letter con
veyed the Information that if the fighting
took place down town the women and child
ren on the borders of the town would
be murdered in their houses.
George Adams, colored, testified that after
he was subpoenaed to Washington he was ap
proached by Barksdale, Hatcher, Lea and
others, who told him he "had better know
damned little about the riot" when he went
to Washington.
Charles Adams, colored, testified that
Graves, (the first witness,) shot him the day
of the riot. He rolled up his sleeve aud
showed the scar of his wound.
R.J. Adams, a colored policeman, said:
Two months before the riot, the grand jury
indicted the whole force and some others,
white and black, for carrying concealed
weapons. The colored people were poor and
could not pay fines, and the white people
were able to pay, and the outcome was, the
colored people ceased carrying arms, and
whites continued.
Jefferson Hubbard, colored, witnessed the
riot and thought there were 300 pistols went
off, just like a pack of squibs. The whites
then commenced callin' "heah, heah,
heah, heah, kill em, kill em, kill em, kill em,
just like dat." He saw Captain Graves with
a long pistol, which Graves discharged at
witness, the colored people having run every
way. The whites came from every direction
with shot guns.
The other witnesses added nothing to the
information. The committee then adjourned.
Extra Session.
Sax Francisco, Feb. 19.—1t is annonnced
thi9 evening on reliable authority, that the
governor has decided to call an extra session
of the legislature to take action in the mat
ter of unpaid state and county taxe3 from
the Central Pacific for the years 1880, 1881
and 1882, which, with interest and penalties
amount to 41,074,000. It has been establish
ed by law not to permit any compromise,
and that the total amount must be paid. The
proclamation will be issued in the latter
part or the first of next week.
Obituary.
Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 19.—Mrs. John
McCalloch, widow of an old pioneer, and
herself one of the oldest residents of Wheel
ing, died to-day. Her husband waß for years
clerk of the courts, and her 6on, Samuel B.
McCalloch, succeeded him. The latter's
mysterious disappearance a few months ago,
Is still unexplained, and is believed to have
been partially responsible for his mother's
death. The family are descendants from the
pioneer Maj. McCalloch, who made the fa
mous leap near this city to escape from the
Indians.
Municipal Elections.
Pittsburg, Pa. Feb. 19.—An unusually
large vote was polled by the people at the mu
nicipal elections to-day. Andrew Fulton,
Republican for mayor, defeated Hon. Robert
Riddel by 7,000 majority.
In Allegheny City, J. G. Wiman, Repub
lican, is elected mayor over John Swat, Dem
ocrat, by 600 majority. The Republicans
have the majorities of the councils of both
cities.
The tobacco factory strike at Petersburg,
Va. is ended-

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