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DULL AND WEAK.
Markets on Change Without
Buoyancy and Further De
Wheat Inactive and Without New
Features Worthy of Note-
Corn in Sympathy.
Pork and Lard Dull and Lower and
Provisions Generally Weak-Sheep
in Better Demand.
Wall Street Feverish and Uncertain With
the Bulls in the Ascendency.
[Special Telegrum to the Globe.l
Chicago, March 5. —When darkness drove
the board of trade operators homeward they
carried with them the weakest feeling that
has ruled for many a day. It was not
a weak spot or sympathy, a
weakness of one branch of the market. It
extended throughout the list, and the fol
lowing extract sent by a prominent house to
night to its New York house, conveys the
general sentiment: "This weakness in corn
and provisions will probably depress wheat
further, and unless we have some accident
of weather to interfere we think prices will
probably sell lower to-morrow on the whole
list. The market, however, is in such a po
sition that while the crowd are all
bears, and shouting lower price, with an oc
cassional talk of 85c for wheat, and 50c for
corn, some strong party might step in to
morrow and successfully withstand the at
tack which it is reported will be made by the
party of lower prices, to break May wheat be
low 95c, and corn below 55c. If there is
nothing new in the situation,and the weather
continues as at this writing, snowing hard,
the latter may be the case. Several heavy
operators were espied this afternoon,in quite
earnest discussion in the new offices of the
Chicago packing and provision company, in
the Calumet buildiug, and an attempt was
made to influence prices on the curb by the
rumor of a pool, etc., but it came too late
and was considered too gauzy a story, for the
packing company crowd don't caucus in
"Perhaps they were giving Charley Singer a
little going over," said a bright messen
ger boy, and the story was
without effect as every one began to smile.
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say of the mar
ket: "Wheat here opened with quite a bril
liant feeling at 97%c@J^c but as has been
the ease for some days past there was plenty
of long wheat to be placed on the low spots
and the market quickly declined %<i and lat
er sold at 96%, from which point it rallied,
closing at 97^c. The trading has been lib
eral but not large and confined to the local
crowd almost exclusively, as there
were very few outside orders.
Some small buying orders from country
points, were filled near the opening,
after which there wpre some selling orders
received from the east. There is nothing
new in the general situation, and really it is
nothing more nor less than a good scalping
market, which is ruled by the strong local
speculators, who make the money, and out
side operators have a poor show to make any
thing. The mild weather encourages the
bears to sell freely. We think the shorts
have pretty well covered their lines
and to advance prices will need some out
*'Corn has acted in full sympathy with
wheat, opening at about 57c. May sold
down to56J4@56%c. The trading in corn has
been large. Think some large shorts were
taken in to-day for eastern account. There
was a great effort made to break the market
but it was not entirely successful. We
think there are more outside orders coming
on corn than on wheat and the public senti
ment is lessCbearish.
"The wagon roads west continue in splen
did condition for wheeling, and the loading
on western roads is said to be liberal so that
receipts are likely to continue good. To day's
receipts were 330 cars of which 92 graded No.
2, showing some improvement in condition,
due no doubt to the cold weather. Low
grades are active and in good shipping de
mand; new mixed, free on board is quoted
at 4Si£@49c.; rejected, 44@46c.; choice 46)£
@48c; no grade 3S@44c.
A. M. Wright & Co. say: "Provisions
were dull and prices for all articles of hog
procucts dealt iu for future delivery were
weak and without new features to note, and
neither the highest or lowest prices reached
yesterday were touched, as stated in pre
vious letters, operators on 'change and out
siders who are accustomed to dealing on
legitimate principles have become disgusted
with the trade and left it in the hands
of the "big four," who finding
it no longer possible to decoy lambs into
their trap are like the men who drew the ele
phant in a lottery, i. e., they don't know
what to do with it just now, and the last sales
on change were at about Inside figures, and
show a decline of 17}j@30c per barrel on
pork, 7}£@10c per 100 pounds on lard, and
5c on short ribs.
The changes [were rung to-day in all sorts
of shapes on weather scores and there were
some orders to buy wheat which were greatly
magnified. N. B. Bean and Nat. Jones were
reported as heavy buyers. Billy Murry
took the other side of the market and sold
one round lot of 300,000 bushels of May
wheat at 973^c. On the call there was some
excitemeat and very liberal offerings, which
were probably induced by the reported fail
ure of a large stock house on Wall street,
New York. There were 1,245,000
bushels of May wheat sold at
96)£@96%c, and 50,000 bushels of year
at 91c. Nearly two million bushels of corn
was sold at 56@563^c, the greater part at 56c.
Wallace was a heavy seller, while Poole,
Kent & Co. and Ream and his friends were
buying. The purchases of all, except Ream,
et al., were doubtless to cover shorts in the
east. There was little doing after the call,
and no one appeared anxious to increase
lines on either side of the market.
A. M. Wright & Co. say in their market
letter: " The London Miller, which is regard
ed as high statistical authority on the other
iide of the Atlantic, prints a table showing
that after making liberal allowance for Brit
ish consumption of wheat, the surplus
stock on hand in the kingdom on
May 3, including wheat in
foreign flour will be 24,600,000 bushels or
3,075,000 quarters. The estimates of the
Miller are based on the ascertained stock
available for bread supplies in the country,
and those known to be sufficiently long on
the way that their arrival there at or before
the period named may he regarded as an as
McCormick, Kennet & Day, say: "Wheat
is lower, cables are dull and the market life
less until call, when the local crowd sold
heavily, shaking out many longs. The
winter wheat markets held up well, and we
think parties selling short at present prices
will cover at a loss. We never knew a year
when fh'e er"»p v <s n^t reported
ruined once w twice dui'lDg Hi?
spring, and it is too early to make
the short side below $1.00. Wheat may go
cent or two lower, but it will sell above $1.00
again sure, and for the present we advise
buying for a time."
Crittenden & Harvey, says: "We think if
prices hold for a day or two with no material
shrinkage we will get a sharp advance on the
covering of short rates, and when their
wants are supplied, unless we get additional
favorable news, could expect a reaction.
The situation and market conditions do not
seem to warrant loosingher much permanent
Shepard & Peacock say of provisions: "A
weak market ruled all the session. Sellers
came out in force, packers being among the
number, and the bears renewed their efforts
to force values lower. It looks somewhat
like the lenten break, which so many have
predicted, and which no one pretends to see
the end of, as everything depends on the
movements of the large operators. The
receipts of cattle at the stock yards
for the day were 6,200, or about 1,000
less than last Wednesday, making the num
bers, so far, about the same of last week.
The market ruled slow during the morning,
with some salesmen reporting prices a shade
lower on good to choice shipping and dressed
beef grades, yet the average seemed to be
about the same as yesterday. Buyers, how
ever, had this advantage—there were
more good cattle to select from, some
lots being as choice as have been
here since Christmas. Taken altogether
there was little or no change. Some droves
may have sold a shade lower, and then again
some may have sold equally as well if not
higher. Butcher's stock is steady and there
is nothing new to note in stockcrs and feed
"The receipts of hogs were 10,000 against
15,000 last Wednesday, and for the week so
far about !1,000 less than last week. Good,
even heavy and even packers were 5@10c
higher and there was 5@10c
advance on choice assorted light and assorted
light light, but common and shipping- lots
were almost unsalable. Taken altogether
there was a fair market on an advance of 5
@10c. There were on sale 15.000 head, in
cluding those left over. The receipts of
sheep were 5,000, against 8,217 a week
ago to-day, making about 8,000 less than
last week so far. There was u
good demand and prices ruled firm on
all sorts. The lighter reoeipts and an im
provement in the eastern markets were the
main causes though there was a good local
as well as a shipping demand. A good many
western sheep are expected to-morrow and
[Special Telegram xo the Globe.1
Chicago, March 5.—There was a moderately
active inquiry for money by all classes of bor
rowers, aud under the influence of a good supply
of loanable funds, the market was comfortable
at 5@7 per cent. Eastern exchange between
city banks was firm at 50e premium per $1,000.
The bank clearings were $0,975,000 against
$8,103,000 yesterday. There is very little cur
rency moving in the farmer districts.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New York, March 5. —The market was fe
verish and uncertain throughout the day,
with but little encouragement for either side.
It remains a purely professional market, in
which outsiders find little if any opportunity
for profit. The room traders sold Louisville
& Nashville and Union Pacific down during
the first hour, and most of the list was weak
during the middle hours. The selling has
appeared to be better than the buying. The
short interest seems to be almost
entirely eliminated from the market, St. Paul
being the only stock which appears to be
oversold. There was some activity in Lacka
wanna and Northern; the tendency being
downward, with pretty free selling of it.
Later in the day came good buying of the
grangers and Delaware and Lackawanna
which imparted rather a better feeling to the
balance. There still exists quite a short in
terest in several stocks. New York
Central and Lackawanna and Northern
loaned at 1-64. Union Pacific and
St. Paul flat. The volume of
business was light; the total transactions up
to noon were only a little over 100,000 shares.
The market was remarkably well held. Slay
back hammered Central Pacific and Oregon
Railway was severely raided by the room
traders, who discovered a weak spot and took
advantage of It. The bears appeared desper
ate and chagrined at the futility of their ef
forts in affecting the general list.
The earnings of Lackawanna &
Northern, during the fourth week of
February, increased $45,000; Manitoba,
$3,000, and Canada Pacific $13,000. The
construction on the western end of the last
named, it is stated, is costing in some
places about $200,000 per mile. Pullman
Palace touched 110 at the finish. The mar
ket closed dull but firm. The bulls are in
complete control of the situation.
A FAST MAIL.
From New York to Chicago in Twen
Washington, March 5.—The postmaster
general has succeeded in making an arrange
ment for a special fast mail train between
New York and Chicago. The train will leave
New York via the New York Central and the
Lake Score & Michigan Southern, at 8:50 p.
m., arrive at Albany at 1:05 a. m., where it
will receive postal car connections from
Boston, with the mail from the New England
states. It reaches Buffalo at 9:35 a. m., and
Cleveland at 1:27 p. m., where important
connections will be made for the south and
west via Cincinnati, Louisville & St. Louis,
arrive at Toledo at 4:57 p. m., making postal
car connections by a fast train over the Wa
bash line to St. Louis and the southwest, and
also for Michigan, and reach Chicago at
12:25 a.m., making the entire run from
New York in 27 hours. The train will
perform way service between, receiving and
delivering mail to all offices that wish to ex
change mail with them. The mail will be
thrown out and caught without stopping.
The mail that leaves Boston and New York
at night will reach points for the west and
southern Michigan on time for delivery the
next day. The first through train, under the
new arrangement, will leave New York for
Chicago on next Saturdav night.
Northwesterners in Chicago.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, March 5.—Among to-day's ar
rivals from the northwest were the follow
Palmer house —Jacob Wortheimer and
John Cranston, Deadwood, and Louis Alben
Grand Pacific—P. L, Spooner, Jr., and H.
W. Chyneweth, Madison, Wis.; Jas. Borden,
SuDerior; A. W. Patten, Neenah; W. F.
Holmes, Lake City; J. H. Hammond, Supe
rior; I. P. Baker, Bismarck; Ellas Steven
son, Fisher,Minn.; J. L. Noyes, Faribaul;;
R. H. Wellington, St. Paul; B. F. Mockrad
and wife, Moorhead.
Sherman—Wm. H. Steele, Appleton, Wis.;
A. R. Treat, Winnipeg; Louis Morris,
Rapid City, Dakota; H. L. Little, Minne
apolis; Thos. A. Matthews, St. Paul; W. H.
H. C. Davis, assistant general passenger
agent of the Northern Pacific, is at the Sher
ST. PAUL, MINX., THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 6. 1884.
STAR ROUTE LIGHT.
Ex-Postmaster General James'
Connection With Its Pros
President Garfield Determined to
Clear Out the Nest of
The First Informers Turn Traitors on Find
ing Themselves in the Toils.
An Honest Endeavor to Ferret On* the
Washington, March 5.—Ex-Postmaster
General James and Attorney General Mae-
Veigh, were examined to-day by the Springer
committee, relative to the expenditures by
the department of justice in the prosecution
of the star route cases. James said, his at
tention was first specially called to the star
route matters by ex-United States Senator
Geo. Spencer, Alabama, and other well in
formed gentlemen. It was then he believed
that millions of dollars had been wasted in
unnecessary star service, much of which had
never been performed, and procured by an
improper measure. It was maintained tbat
an honest, thorough investigation, would
render practicable retrenchments, without
detriment to the service, which would not
only make the po?toffice department self sus
taining, but would yield a respectable revenue
to the treasury. Continuing James said: That
I entertained such views was more or less
known. The publicity given them, added to
the fact, that while postmaster at New York,
when asked by Stephen W. Dorsey to certify
in my official capacity, to the large number
of papers connected with the contract office
of the postollice department. I refused to do
so, which may account for the bitter opposi
tion to my appointment to a cabinet position,
which developed in certain quarters.
I went to Washington the night of the 2d
of March, 1881, which I understood, to re
present Garfield's desire. On the third I
called on him in company with Reid. The
latter said in substance, addresing Gen.
Garfield that he had asked £me to come on,
as [Jhe, Gen. Gartield, had desired, and
told me it was in reference to
some suggestion of my name for postmaster
general, and that I had said if the treasury
department was likely to come to New
York, I did not want to be in the way, and
that he (Reid) had assured me that it was
now settled. General Garfield addressing
me, said, that is absolutely settled, the
treasury department cannot go to New
York. Reid, continuing, said he told me
General Garfield expected to get on satisfac
torily and without friction with both factions
in New York, and hoped that my appoint
ment, if made, would help to that end, but
wished to know whether, in the case that
controversies should be forced upon
him, he could be sure if I
were made postmaster general, that myra
tional affiliation in New York would not in
terfere with my hearty support of his admin
Gen. Garfield said: " Yes, that is about it,
and I then repled that such a contingency in
my judgment, will not arise, but if it should,
and I accept your nomination, I must, as a
gentleman, either be loyal to the president or
General Garfield:"That is satisfactory,"
and the conversation then turned to work of
the postoffice department. Gen. Garfield
said he was afraid there was something very
wrong in the department itself, though, if so
he expected me to find it out, and then plow
in to the beam, and after that subsoil it.
Dorsey was not present ct this interview, nor
did James see him; neither did he call on or
meet Senator Conklins or Vice President
Arthur. On the 9th of March James having
meantime been appointed postmaster gener
al, the president sent for him, and brought
up the subject of the star route service. He
said, he was satisfied there had been wilf ull
waste of the public money and gross corrup
tion. That while he did not wish to have the
mail facilities necessary to the welfare of any
community curtailed, all unnecessary and
extravagant service much be relentlessly cut
off. That he proposed an investigation must
be aimed at the system and not at the men,
but that, if the inquiry should disclose the
fact that any person or persons had been
guilty of corruption or fraud, that the person
or persons must be handed over to the de
partment of justice. He gave instructions
to pursue this investigation until there were
no more facts to ascertain.
The witness said A. M. Gibson, formerly
connected with the New York *S'w» as its
Washington correspondent, placed in his
hands evidence of the greatest importance,
and made valuable suggestions upon star
route matters, and the methods, with all
sources of information at his command, were
made available, and investigation pushed in
every way. The state of affairs thus revealed
was truly appalling. In the early part of
April, fortified with facts and figure, labor
ously and carefully collected, Woodward and
myself called on the president and exhibited
a comparative statement of the most cor
ruptly-manipulated routes. He displayed
great surprise, and wished to know of the
figures had been verified by the records. He
also added, he had been providentially saved
from falling into the trap which
had evidently been set for him,
and seeemed to be contemplatimgsome peril
which he had escaped. He asked whether
the papers had been shown to the attorney
general. I replied no, when he requested
me to call with that official, and Mr. Wood
ward the next day. In conformity with his
request, we called next afternoon, and a
lengthy consultation ensued. In answer to
my suggestion, as to whether it would not be
wise to institute civil suits forthe recovery of
the money obtained through dishonest con
tracts, rather than commence criminal pro
ceedings against the implicated parties. He
said "no." "One moment, Mr. president,"
said the attorney general, "consider whether
or not the postmaster general is not
right before a final decision.
Remember that these proceedings may
strike men in high places, that they may re •
suit in changing the Republican majority in
the United States senate into a Democratic
majority, that they may affect persons who
claim that you are under personal obligations
to them for services rendered during the last
campaign, and one person in particular, who
asserts that without his management, you
could not be elected. Look these facts
squarely in the face before taking a final
stand, for neither the postmaster general, nor
myself will know friend or foe in this matter.
The president walked across the room, re
flected a moment, and said, "no I have sworn
to execute the law. Go ahead, regardless
of where or whom you hit. I
direct you both "not only to probe this ulcer
to the bottom, but to cut it out." This
closed the conversation. Shortly after the
conference above ex-Senator Dorsey called
on me at Washington, and in presence of
Mr. Woodward denounced Brady bitterly,
and urged that he be removed. The witness
incidentally remarked that in his opinion the
publication of the reports sent to congress by
Postmaster General Gresham would be detri
mental to the public interests. The prepa
rations made for the investigation of the
Star routes were described by the witness
at length, the removal of Brady,
etc. "Very soon," said James, "Dorsey be
gan to actively engage in his efforts to shield
himself to bring the investigation to naught,
to disturb the relations of the president with
his cabinet, and to convince the country that
persecution was the primary motive of the
department and administration. The most
brazen effrontery and reckless prevarication,
were freely indulged in, despite most direct
and convincing documentary and oral
evidences which which were offered on every
hand." The history of the Dorsey star route
combination was given in detail, including
Rerdell and Brady's connection therewith,
, pretty nearly as stated in the trial. The wit-
ness said ex Senator Spencer informed him
that on one occasion, when he was in
the room alone with Dorscy, the latter re
marked, "See how I do business," whereup
on he placed -55,000 or £6,000 in an envelope
and laid it on a table. Presently Brady came
in, put the envelope in his pocket, and went
On the last Wednesday in June, James
said, that with Attorney Cooke and Wood
word, he called on the President at the White
House. As they entered, the attendants
said, "Go right dp stairs to the Cabinet room ;
the President is there." Who is with him?"
asked James. "Senator Dorsey and Col.
Ingereou." The three went into the
Red Room, and word was sent
the President, when the latter
entered he was introduced to Cooke. "This,'
said James, "was obviously the first time
they met." Cooke explained what had been
done by Gibson and himself. The president
suggested that they were too slow; that they
should be more earnest in their work; and
that they should have the accused parties in
dieted aud tried. Cooke promised that no
time should be lost. On rising to leave the
room, he said, "Mr. President, you know I
am a criminal lawyer, and that my associa
tions are not always with angels. I hear a
good deal about what is going on, and I
feel it my dnty to say, from the knowledge
which has come into my possession, tiut
someihing dreadful is about to happen. I do
not khow what it is but I think I can learn
during the coming week."
Toward the close of August, at a meeting
at the house of the attorney general, at which
Woodword, Cooke aud Gibson were present,
the question of additional counsel was dis
cussed. The attorney general said he had
concluded to retain the Hon. Benjamin H.
Brewster, and that he would retain any other
person whom James would suggest. James
asked that the Hon. George Bliss, ex-Unit
ed States attorney for the southern
district of New York be retained. This was
done. In conclusion the witness said: "I
desire to say to the committee that I gladly
avail myself of the opportuniiy afforded by
their summons to present to them and to the
public this statement of essential facts, of
my connection with the star route proceed
ings. I deem it due to the truth of its his
tory and as a matter of justice to myself, and
still more, of justice to the memory of the
late President Garfield. His conduct in the
whole affair was honorable and courage
ous in a high degree, and was
inspired by a lofty sense of the duties of his
office. If he had taken a lower view of his
obligations as the chief magistrate, and as an
honest man, it is my firm belief he would
not have fallen a victim to the assassin's
Governor Stewart, a member of the com
mittee said: "Your belief, Mr. James, is
that the assassination of Garfield was in con
sequence of the star route matters?"
"I don't say that," replied the witness. "I
mean, judging form the clamor of the peo
ple, and clippings found in the assassin's
pocket, that Guiteau's head was turned by
Ex-Attorney General MacVeagh testified,
at length concerning the star route frauds,
corroborating the testimony of James in its
main features. After President Gartield was
shot, witness considered it undesirable to
complicate the star route eases, and he de
sired to do nothing to complicate the presi
dent who would succeed Garfield. He wished
his successor to go in as lit
tle embarrassed as possible. MacVeagh,
continuing said, "I had several conferences
with President Arthur as to the general sub
ject of the prosecution of the star route cases
and he expressed a desire that I remain and
continue responsible for the prosecution,
first as attorney general, and subsequently us
leading counsel for the government, but I
felt I could not do so." MacVeagh will con
tinue his testimony to-morrow.
Keifer's Memory Very Treacherous,
and Does Not Stand Him in Good
He and Elder Try to Get a Witness to Swear
for Keifer Who Never Saw Either of
the Earties Before.
Washington, March 5.—The Keifer-Boyn
ton committee continued investigation this
afternoon. Coleman, Keifer's attorney, and
General Hunton, both at one time attorneys
for McGanahan, in the prosecution of his
ctaims, were examined, and testified that
they, while in charge of the ease, had not
heard of General Boynton as being con
nected with the claim.
Keifer was then placed upon the stand and
subjected to a rigid cross examination by
General Boynton's counsel. He swore pos
itively he was not in General Boynton's
office on the night of March 1st, 1883, nor
on the night of March 2d, and did not think
he had been in his office or held any conver
sation with General Boynton on the 27th or
28th of Feb. He had not spoken to Boynton
after the interview in his (Keifer's) office, in
which the improper proposition had been
made to him by Boynton. He was ques
tioned as to his acquaintance with th& wit
ness, Elder. He said he had met him in
1881, and had seen him since then occasion
ally, but had not spoken half a dozen words
to him until this investigation, begun. He
was asked if he hadeverrecommended Elder
for public employment, and said,agentleman
had come to him and told him Elder was
sick, and desired a letter to the attorney gen
eral so that he could see him, and he had
written a letterbuthadnotrecommendedhim
for employment. He had next seen him after
the investigation began. He had sent for
him (Elder) to come to his (Keifer's) room.
He did not think he had sent him to see any
one else. He did not think he had stated in
his letter written for Elder, to the attorney
general that he knew him personally and
well, and that he was entitled to the fullest
confidence. Had never heard of his connec
tion with the Kellogg-Spofford case, and had
never heard any criminal accusations against
him. Wnen asked as to his conversation
with Representative Dunnell relative to the
McGarraban claim, he said he had at first
made what was a very common
answer with him with respect to such mat
ters that he would do the very best he could,
but on a second request from Dunnell ha had
told him it was impossible to grant -his re
quest. He thought this was after his inter
view with Gen. Boynton.
A witness, named Gardner, of Baltimore,
who described himself as a claim agent, was
called. He stated that he had been sub
poenaed for Keifer. He did not know any
thing about the interview between Keifer and
Boynton, and did not know that Boynton
was connected with tfaf McGarraban biil, or
any other bill. The witness, Elder,had come
to see him before he was subpoenaed, and said,
that General Keifer desired to see him. Wit
ness said, that he did not know either Boyn
ton or Keifer, and refused to go to see Keifer.
General Boynton was recalled, and related
the story of the press gallery trouble, and
stated that the trouble between General
Keifer and himself, dated from that time.
He reiterated the statement, that General
Keifer was in his office on the night of
March l,and detailed the conversation which
took place on that occasion. Adjourned.
The National Union League.
Washington, March 5.—An important
committee of the National Union league, met
in secret session at the Ebbett house to-day.
It is understood that the subject of Bourbon
ism and alleged misrule at the south was con
sidered, and measures concerted to aid in
suppressing lawlessness in that part of the
country. The committee will submit a report
to the National council, which meets in an
nual session in this city to-morrow. Among
those present to-day were Grosvenor of Ohio,
Gen. G. S. Negley, Pennsylvania; Col. G. E.
Bryant, Georgia; Representatives L. C. Houk,
Tenn., and C. A. Boutelle, Maine; A. N.
Clapp, Washington, D. C.; Capt. J. J. Coop
er, Pennsylvania; Thos G. Baker, New York,
and Donald McLean, New York.
THE OLD WORLD.
The Dynamite Workers Apparent
ly Driven Off Through the
Vigilance of Police
Those in France Shadowed, and In
formers Likely to Get Them
Things Moving Qnietly with the Troops
at Suakim and
A Full Budget of Interesting News From
FERRETTING THEM OUT.
London, March 5.—The police seem to be
on the right trail for the discovery of the au
thors of the dynamite outrages, and think
that they have evidence that will soon lead to
their capture. It has been learned that three
men landed at Southampton on Feb. 20 from
the steamer from New York, two of them gen
tlemanly-like in appearance, and the other
rough and sailor like. They purchased two
portmanteaus, one of which has been identi
fied as that found at Charing Cross station,
filled with explosives, the other as that found
at Victoria station. A portion of an over
coat, found at Charing Cross with a bag, was
similar to the garment worn by one of the
three men, It is believed that three other
men, who have not been, traced, lauded at
Southampton and acted in concert with the
three whose movements are particularly
known, out kept aloof from them.
The three men first mentioned left
Southampton about the same time. The two
gentlemen came to London, where one went
directly to the Wayerly hotel. He had with
him a valise as heavy as lead. The other
man went to the Waverly a few days later.
After they left the hotel, two boxes, made to
contain small American clocks, and a toy
cash box. similar to that in the portmanteau
found at Paddington station,were discovered.
The sailor took a ticket from Southampton to
Bristol, but this is not believed to be his des
tination. He had written a letter to Limer
ick. It is supposed the men were concerned
in the plot, aud divided themselves into three
parties by the 21st. A reward is offered for
the apprehension of the men,
two of whom are described as Americans.
An Irish American, named Burns, or Baron,
who described himself as an American de
tective, took lodgings at Bradford, February
0. He had two black trunks, and allowed no
one to enter his rooms. At midnight Febru
ary 12, he brought home with him several
strange men aud women, On another oc
casion, sometime after this, a hissing sound
was heard from the stranger's room followed
by an explosion. Burns opened the door
and exclaimed there was nothing wrong.
He disappeared February 21. A woman
called for his luggage and said Burns was
about to return to New York.
THE CATTLE ACT.
London, Maheh 4.—The cattle traders held
a meeting in London this morning and re
solved to ask the government to reject the
bill adopted by the House of Lords amend
ing the law in regard to contagious diseases
iu animals in such a way as to place great
restrictions on the importation of foreign
cattle, or abandon the cattle disease act alto
gether. The Right Honorable Mr. Forster
said that the sole motive for the law was the
exaggerated fears of the farmers who were
afraid that their live cattle trade would be
destroyed, and who desired to stop the im
portation of dead meat.
London, March 5.—A deputation repre
senting large number of the influential
classes in Ireland, presented a petition tiris
morning to chancellor of the exchequer, ask
ing for the prolongation of the period during
which the government loans may be repaid.
DON'T WANT THEIR SILVER.
Rome, March 3.— IuaLiberta denies the
statement, of the French minister of finance
that Italy intends to abandon the latin mon
etary convention—it says, Italy cannot allow
herself to become the reservoir for the French
WILL HAVE TIIEIR SALARIES.
Berlin, March 5, —The lower house of the
Prussian Landtag, rejected, by a vote of 209
to 152, Windthoist's motion to repeal the law
abolishing the salaries of Catholic priests.
The government opposed the motion, but
would not participate in the debate, for fear
of exciting party passion. The government
desired a peaceable settlement of this ques
tion as much as the party of the centre, but
differed as to the proper means of securing it.
A CHRISTIAN GOVERNOR TO BE APPOINTED.
Constantinople, March 5. —The porte
will appoint a christian governor of Crete.
Constantinople, March 5.—The British
ambassador asked information as to which of
the officials of Smyrna had been ill-treating
foreign coasting vessels. They have prevent
ed steamers from embarking passengers, and
have removed Union Jack from English ves
London, March 5. —Spurgeon the Baptist
preacher, has fallen heir to a large fortune,
left him by Joseph Pool, of Leicester.
Paris, March 5.—Haiphong dispatches
state that an attack on Baeninh is expected
daily. There have been several heavy skir
MUST ACT ALONE.
London, March 5. —The porte has been
sounding the powers regarding the Soudan.
Germany replied that she will not intervene,
and suggests that Turkey arrange the matter
directly with England. The other powers
made similar replies. In view of this,
Musurus Pasha, Turkish ambassador at Lon
don, has requested Earl Granville to use the
sultar's influence in seeking to conciliate the
HONORS TO MINISTER HUNT.
St. Petersburg, March 5.—Every mark
of respect for the memory of the deceased
American minister was shown by the author
ities. Among others a military escort to at
tend the remains at their temporary resting
place in the church was made, but the rel
atives of Hunt declined the honor.
London, March 5.—Nellis, the Irish in
former, who surrendered to the" Greenock
police, and proposed to give the names of
the murderers of the Earl of Leitrim, is be
lieved to be a lunatic.
Rome, March 5.—The pope has formally
protested against the conversion by the
Italian government of the real property of
the propoganda into Italian rentes.
GRAHAM AT SUAKIM.
Cairo, March 5 —General Graham has
arrived at Suakim. His troops are embark
ing at Trinkitat for Suakim. The cavalry,
before leaving Tokar, discovered that Osmar
Digna is stationed ten miles from Suakim.
Berlin, March 5.—The Princess Marie
Anne returned to Berlin yesterday and re
joined her husband. The latter met her at
the railway station. Later in the day she
was received by the emperor and empress.
THE SICK AND WOUNDED.
Trinkitat, March 5.—Three hundred and
thirty, sick and wounded, sailed to-day for
Suez, where they will be placed in the hos
Suakim, March 5.—R -ports have reached
here that the bedouins of Jeddah are in revolt
against Turkey. It is expected a state of
siege will be declared.
WANTS HEAVY RANSOM.
London, March 5. —The captain or the
steamer Nisero has arrived in London, and
will have an audience with Granville, foreign
secretary, to-morrow. The rajah of Tenom
asks £62,000 ransom for the crew, the ban
ishment of a rival rijah, and declaration of
Tenom from the Dutch. The steamer Nisero
was wrecked on the west coast of Acheen,
Sumatra, on November 12. The vessel was
looted by the subjects of the rajah of Tenom,
and the crew of twenty-five men, among
whom is an American, were taken captive.
The English and Dutch have already made
efforts to succor the captives.
THET MUST FIGHT OE SUBMIT.
London, March 5.—Gen. Graham is mak
ing preparations at Suakim to advance upon
Tamanieb. The Sheikhs Jof several of the
tribes have sent envoys, offering to desert
Osman Digma and assist the English, if paid
for their services. 2,700 bodies were buried
at Teb, including the Egyptians killed in the
fight between Baker Pasha's troops and the
rebels. Captain Mason, the agent, is organ
izing an Abyssinian contingent, under Eng
lish Officers, to operate upon Khartoum, if
El Mahdi continues fighting. Gen. Gordon
asks for further 'supplies of money. The
treasury of Cairo sent him £4,000 and a num
ber of decorations.
LOOKING FOR THEM.
London-, March 5.—Police surveillance
has been extended to Hamburg, Antwerp,
Brest and Bordeaux. The registers of the
hotels in Brussels, Paris and other centers
have been scanned. The inspection is au
thorized of the d namite works in France.
The Chinese legation at Berlin has engaged a
crew, the officers and men, from the German
merchant service to take to Canton, the new
Chinese corvette, Nanthin, built at Kiel.
Bismarck is not inclined to interfere with
the arrangement, as France and China are
not at war, and the corvette is not manned
for the German government service.
HE HAS TO RETL'KN.
Pakis, March 5.—Prince Napoleon has re
called bis son. Prince Victor, from Rouinania,
to Paris, having been warned that the gov
ernment will not permit a French soldier to
enter the military service of a foreign gov
FENIANS IN FRANCE.
Paris, March 5.—A dispatch to the Morn
lug Nmm from Havre says: There are thirty
Irish-American fenians here. The dynamite
factory between Amiens and Boulogne are
strictly watched. It is stated that the al
leged intormer, MeDermott, who is in Paris,
has offered to give valuable information for
the English police. He will do so at the risk
of his life, as the clanna gacl declares they
they wili assassinate him. A special agent
from L»ubliu is aiding Inspector Moser.
Suakim, March 5.—An Arab reports that
Osman Digma has 4,000 men at Tamanieb,
aud more twenty-three miles from Suakim.
The slaves have determined to support
Osman Digma. The naval and military
officers are strongly urging the government
to give Osman Digma a lesson. The garrison
at Sc-nnar is safe, but prevented by maraud
ers from descending the Nile.
London, March 5.—In the commons, on
Monday, Cameron will ask the under foreign
secretary whether Spain has been asked to
explain the action of the Spanish revenue
officers at Gibraltar against the American
ship Marianne Nott.
London, March 5.—The troops from
Trinkitat do not laud at the town of Suakim,
but a little south. An Arab at Suakim from
Osman Digma'scamp reports the rebelleader
still bitterly hostile to the English.
TENDING TO PEACE.
London, March 5.—The Moscow Gazette
points out the importance of the removal
from Paris to Berlin of Prince Orloff, Rus
sian ambassador, and says that Orloll pos
sesses the special confidence of the czar and
Emperor William, that Europe requires
guarantees of security, and that one of the
best of these is the tntento between Germa
ny and Russia.
SUMMONED TO PAKI3.
London, March 5.—Waddiugton, French
ambassador, is summoned to Pari3 to confer
with Premier Perry in regard to the proposed
Anglo-Portugese treaty, regulating the trade
and navigation on the Congo, and also in
regard to Sir Evelyn Baring's scheme for
financial reform In Egypt.
GORDON SAID TO BE TOO SANGUINE.
Cairo, Mar. 5.—Gordon's reports of the
submission of the sheikhs distrusted
at Cairo. It is said that he is the
dupe, of the sheikhs who takes bribe
aud delude him with false news. It is re
ported thai sheikh Ibrahim, on the White
Nile, with 9,000 Arabs, and sheikh Busheer,
arc advancing on Khartoum, by the Blue
Nile with 8,000.
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