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The General Market Outlook is
not Such as to Warrant
Grain Markets Unsettled and Nervous
Wheat Closing On the
Board at 96
A Little Flurry In Corn and a Somewhat
Weak with Futures
The Wall Street Market Quiet and Totally
Devoid of Interesting
[Special Telegram to the Globc."|
Chicago, March 6.—The principal feature
of to-day's market was furnished from St.
Louis in the shape of a report that 2,000.000
busuels of corn had been contracted for, to
be shipped to Baltimore for export. Almost
as 60on as stated it was denied. Then there
was a rushing of telegrams in hot haste, and
all kinds of answers were alleged to have
been received. The Baltimore house tele
graphed to one party, "report correct but
slightly exaggerated." It was generally be
lieved on the curb that the amonnt was
somewhere from 500 to 1,000 cars,
which had been contracted at very
low rates before the strengthening
of freight rates. The rumor had the effect
Of setting the shorts to thinking, and in the
offices and on the curb to-night there was a
marked change in feeling. Mr. A. M.
Wright expressed it by saying: "Everyone
felt good, because it seemed as though there
had been a little dragging along the bottom."
E. P. Moore said: "The market is working
Sown to a position to buy on break."
The grain markets have been very unset
tled and nervous all through the day. ■ At the
opening there was a great deal of weakness
cansed by heavy offerings and selling out
cm stop loss orders, the general feeling be
ing favorable to lower prices, if not a gener
al break. As suggested last night might be
the case there was some support given to the
provision market by heavy operators and
packers, and this steadied grain to some ex
May wheat opened with sales simultane
ously in different parts of the room at 96c,
96%c and 96>£c. There were a good many
lots of long wheat closed out, and margins
were carefull) wafched and called. Soon af
ter the opening there was a little spurt, and
sales were made at 96%@96>£c. It dropped
in a moment to 96}gc, with several
sales at 96c. At these prices
there was a rush to purchase on
the part of the shorts and prices were advanc
ed to 96%@96% together. There were one
or two good trades at 96%c and then the
market went off to 96c and closed at that
point. The scalpers it will be divined boom
ed the market, but to-night upon comparing
■oteswith several active floor men, I find
that a house who usually operated for Sid
Kent were probably the largest and most
persistant buyers of wheat on 'change, and
ob the call. Can it be that there was any
significance in the meeting in the packing
company's office which I referred to last
On the call there was a firmer feeling, al
though thefe was a sale or two reported at
95%c, This was not a fair quotable price,
and was clearly "snide" and dishonest, for
there was not a time when there were not
bids of 96 cents. The call closed with 96%c
bid. There was a good deal of office and
curb trading, and it is said somewhere about
500,000 bushels were picked up at 96%@
96%c f and there was one sale reported at
A reliable authority estimates England's
average weekly consumption at 3,920,000
bushels. On this basis its estimated surplus
of 24,600,000 bushels on May 3, 1884, will be
nearly exhausted by the middle of June.
Hence it will be seen that it must draw large
ly on the reserves of other countries ere its
necessities are in any part relieved by sup
plies from home grown wheat from the cur
rent year's crop.
The report of the visible supply of corn
showed a large increase, and the receipts
were 325 cars, of which sixty-nine were con
tract. Large blocks of corn, against which
puts had been sold last night at 55%@55%c
were thrown upon the market and consider
able excitement ruled at times while
sales were made at from 55J-4" to 56c in va
rious parts of the room. There were but
few trades made above 55VoC, and the mar
ket went down to 55?eC before many could
sell. It was a scene of confusion at the
close which was at 55c bid. The report fro m
St. Louis, before referred, to, caused the ex
citement and the attitude of some of the
provision crowd helped to a small advance,
on the call. The tellegrams from Baltimore
steadied and strengthened the market on
curb although the amount of corn taken for
export was much less than at first reported.
This strength was solely caused by the
timorous bears who were anxious to cover.
The market for hog products was nervous
and unsettled, but prices were steadied to
ward the close of the day by prominent hold
ers. The "big four" are not showing their
hands as plainly and it is generally believed
that they are tired of their white elephant.
Pork opened weak at $17.55, went to
$17.75,and finally closed on curb at $17.72%,
and lard at $9.45-
A. M. Wright & Co. report the morning
market as follows: "Provisions were weak,
and all articles of hog products handled for
future delivery averaged lower, although
there was more doing in a scalping way be
tween the combinations who are resorting to
all sorts of manipulations with a view to in
ducing outsiders to come in and buy. Mess
pork opened weak and a shade lower, rallied
20c, and finally closed on 'change at about
10c over the last sales on yesierday's call.
Lard developed increased weakness, the
demand being confined exclusively to filling
ahorts, and with free selling prices fell off
15c per 100 pounds, but closed 5@7}£e over
the lowest prices. Short ribs receded 10@
12%c per 100 pounds in sympathy with the
early decline in pork and other articles but
rallied and closed at 5@7J£c over the inside
figures. The current moderate receipts of
hogs induced many ontsiders to regard meats
with confidence but they are not disposed to
buy while the trade is controlled by the reck
less ring that at present runs it.
"The flour market was more than usually
quiet and business next to nothing for the
ilay the depression and low prices in wheat
taking all chance for speculative buying
from flour, and the home consumptive and
shipping demand has been next to nothing
for some time. The finer winters and Min
nesota springs were quite firmly held, but
bidders of shipping and low grade stock are
willing to allow a reduction when by so doing
?ales can be made. Rye flour is slow at
! firstname.lastname@example.org per bbl; buckwheat flour not selling
at all, with choice and poor stock held at
$5.00 pe; barrel, but not wanted at all when
poor. Bran and all millstuffs were selling
quite fairly, and holding at firm prices or at
$email@example.com per ton for bran, and relatively
for other kinds.
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "There
seems to be an improved demand for flour
all around, the past few days, which is par
ticularly noticeable as regards Canada and
the winter wheat sections of this country,
and many argue that this local consumption
demand will become a prominent bull argu
ment in the near future, and liable to change
public sentiment to the bull side very
decidedly. We think, however, after all it
said and* done the advance we get, if any,
must come from an export demand of suffi
cient magnitude to materially reduce stocks
at centre of accumulation. We see nothing
in the general situation yet warranting ma
terial permanent improvement."
Crosby & Co. say: "Wheat was not weak
to-day, though it ranged lower. There was
no legitimate pressure, though it exhibited a
persistent manipulation to weaken and ena
ble a large local short to cover,
but was disappointed and able to buy
a small line only. The market was opened
down in this interest at 96c for May, to size
up the stop orders at that figure, and the
offerings were very light and much less than
anticipated. The trading was large and spec
ulative interest seems increasing as the day's
action represents a very gainey market. On
the call it was subjected to a crucial
test and developed decided strength,
closing strong in cash at 96}^@%c for
Crittenden & Harvey say: "Wheat opened
weak and lower to-day and has averaged
steady within a narrow range gradually
downward. The market within itself did not
appear remarkably weak, but corn was woe
fully heavy and that feature seemed to have
a depressing effect on wheat buyers, and
they were holding off while the scalping ele
ment were vigorously pounding prices. We
cannot see anything in the situation to en
courage much buying. Prices are low and
wheat is very cheap, but the speculation
crowd here are almost to a man sellers, and
what few buyers there are left seemed to
have lost their courage waiting for
bull movement. Wheat may sell lower, but
we believe if bought now and followed care
fully will eventually pay well. The market
At the stock yards there were received
8,500 cattle, against 7,514 last Thursday, but
ss far the receipts are about the same as last
week. The market opened dull and weak
on shipping, dressed beef and export cattle.
Buyers seemed to take advantage of the
heavy receipts and to hold back. There
were a good many cattle cairied over
last night, by some estimated as
high as 2,000, which would make 9,000 to
10,000 on sale. Among those carried over
were many good shipping cattle, the holders
thinking they might have a better show to
day. In this it will be seen they were rather
disappointed, as there were as large a num
ber of good cattle among fresh arrivals as
yesterday. There was no change to note in
butcher stoekers and feeders. Corn fed
Texan cattle are coming on the market in
good condition and selling at $firstname.lastname@example.org,
averaging 950 to 1,000 lbs. At these prices
they are paying out well for the breeders,
grazers and seeders are paying as high as
S5.25(a>$5.50, for young cattle averaging
1,000 to 1,025.
The receipts of hogs were 11,500, against
16,345 last Thursday, and for the week there
are about 8,000 less than for the same period
last week. At the openiDg there was quite a
spurt of activity, and the best heavy made a
slight advance, but later, when it was ascer
tained that Armour was not a buyer, the de
mand fell off, and prices weakened,
yet on an average are a shade
firmer than yesterday. There
was a fair order demand on shipping account
for the best heavy, but the demand for skips
and light was dull, and these sorts are again
accumulating,with the chances they will have
to sell lower.
Over 5,500 sheep came in against 3,379 last
Thursday, but for the week so far the arrivals
are 6,000 to 7,000 less than for the corre
sponding period last week. The bulk of the
arrivals are western, which are selling,
especially the best, equally as good as last
week. Common and medium natives are
plenty, and as they have to compete with the
best westerns they are selling
lower than this time last week. The
finished natives, fat clean and fine wooled,
are fully as high as at any time. They are
getting to be quite hampered. A building
seventy-eight feet square and two stories
high, suitable for holding fine stock sales is
about to be erected by the Stock Yards com
pany on a part of the ground once used as
the track on the old Dexter park race course.
The company intends this building to fill all
the wants for such a mart. There will be
stalls and pens for the animals, and auction
eer stand, a ring to display cattle, seats in
the form of amphitheater for the use of bid
ders and spectators, and arrangements to
warm the building in cold weather.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.1
Chicago, March 6. —The banks report a good
demand for money. They are not seeking paper
but they tak call the A 1 presented at from 5 to
7 per cent. Eastern exchange between city banks
was quoted at 50c premium per $1,000. The
bank clearings were $6,851,000 against $0,975,000
yesterday. Orders for currency continue small.
("Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
New York, March 6.—There was little
change in the situation this morning. For
a few moments the market was inclined to
droop, but this was followed by fractional
improvements sufficient to show gains over
last evening's figures. Union Pacific was
worth a small premium. The coal stocks
were quite firm, though the business in them
was on a small scale. There was some trad
ing in Pullman at 109%@109}£. There were
few rumors afloat, circulated to affect
prices either way. The leaders on the bull
side were inclined to let the market drift and
the bears were not at all demonstrative.
This state of things existed up to the finish
and the day has been rather an unsatisfacto
ry one to brokers generally. Many stocks
were entirely neglected, some not affording
even a single quotation. After the excite
ment of the past few days we may look for a
period of dullness. It is expected that about
$3,000,000 in gold will be shipped on Satur
day next. The land sales of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy for January
are reported as amounting to about
$400,000. The market| closed tame.
Mankato, March 6.—The funeral of Judge
Waite took place from his late residence, at
the head of Broad street at 2 p. m. to-day.
Though the cold was severe the attend
ance was large, all of the older resi
dents of the city being present.
The services were conducted by Rev. Geo.
M. Pollock, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, and were very impressive. The re
mains were taken to Glenwood cemetery, the
following gentlemen acting as pall bearer.-:
Major R. H. Rose, Capt. James Cannon, C
S. C. Christen sen, Mr. Clement, G?o.
H. Marsh, Perry Wysong.
Geneva, March 6.—It is believed the po
lice hold clues to an extensive conspiracy,
which would have sacrificed a hundred lives
ST. PAUL, MINN., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 7. 1884.
A Bill to Guard the Rights of Ac
cused Americans in For
Keifer's Clearly Proved Iniquity Does
Not Seem to Shake the Faith
of His Constituents.
A Change of Tactics by the Republicans to
Protract the Session Until After the
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Washington, March 6. —The senate was to
have taken up the Mexican treaty to-day,
and word to that effect was passed around
among the senators yesterday, but when tne
senate went into executive session for that
purpose this afternoon the friends of the
treaty found they were not ready to proceed
and the matter was postponed till Monday.
It seems to be still uncertain what the result
will be, but the friends of the treaty are
quite hopeful of getting the vote. One of
the reasons why the treaty was not consider
ed to-day, was that Senator Bayard, one of
the warmest advocates of the treaty, was in
his committee room giving a lunch to Henry
Irving and Miss Ellen Terry. Senator Bay
and was assisted by Perry Belmont and some
other gentleman in entertaining the English
dramatic double stars.
The house passed the naval appropriation
bill in verv much the shape recommended by
the appropriation committee. The only im
portant amendments added at the suggestion
of outsiders, were one proposed by Belford this
afternoon, allowing retired naval officers be
low the relative ranks of Major in the army.
navy or marine corps, to accept civil employ
ment from the government. The Republi
cans and a few Democrats under the lead of
Dorshelmer of New York, tried to incorporate
as an amendment the appropriating of
1449,000 for armament for the new cruisers,
hut it was defeated by a majority under
Randall and Cox.
TRIED TO BE FUNNY.
Belford made another exhibition of his
buffoonery in replying to some remarks of
Cox's. He said that he was surprised to hear
Cox, a member from New York city, oppose
an amendment designed for the better pro
tection of that great sea port. Very irrele
vantly he referred to Cox's trip to Egypt and
spoke of him as standing before the pyra
mids from which forty centuries looked down
upon him, crying "Langtry—Langtry—
where are you?—-why don't you come here to
make the desert bloom like the rose or the
lilvi" Belford wound up his speech with
this couplet: "Oh; shame and hypocrisy—
your name is Democracy."
Cox in his reply said that there was a
growing impression that Belford and he were
in collusion to advertise a certain dramatic
star. Then he spoke sensibly but soberly to
the amendment only taking occasion to say
that Belford's wool speech of Tuesday was as
irrelevant as most of his speeches. The only
time that there had been any special connec
tion between wool and the navy was when
Jason aud the argonauts went to look for the
It is often remarked that Keifer's consti
tuents have the idea that he is the victim of
some rascally newspaper men, and that their
devotion to him is rapidly increasing. If
there be any truth in this the Ohio people
have peculiar ideas of morals. Keifer swore
that he was not in Boynton's office on the
night of March 1st, last, and six witnesses
have sworn that they saw him there. He
swore that he did not pay the board bill
of one of his witnesses, and it has been
shown that he furnished the money with
which that board account was settled. Of two
witnesses whom he has brought forward to
corroborate his original story about Boyn
ton's attempt to corrupt him it has been
shown that one has been indicted for bur
glary and the other has been in prison for
false personating and is or has recently been
the keeper of a disreputable house. Of this
latter (Elder) Keifer swore that he had only
a casual acquaintance with him and never
recommended him for office and didn't
know he had a bad reputation. Brewster
Cameron has produced a note from Keifer
introducing elder as a man he was well ac
quainted with and reliable in all respects,
and it would be a personal favor to Keifer if
Cameron would attend to him, and Cameron
told Keifer afterwards what Elder's reputa
tion was. This is only a partial list of the
instances in which Keifer has betrayed his
constitutional repugnance to anything like
The committee on accounts has been hold
ing back its report that it might not damage
Keifer in the present trial, for it has been
Keifer and not Boynton who was on trial
from the start. When that committee sub
mits its report of Keifer's gross and unblush
ing nepotism, complicated with lying when
questioned about it, and the Hopkins' com
mittee submits its report of the
current investigation Keifer will have a pub
lic record that will be simply unrivalled
among ex speakers of the house from the
foundation of the government, and if his
constituents return him to congress next
fall with an increased majority the mission
ary societies will have revealed the location
of the most benighted brethren in the world.
ABOLISHING THE TOBACCO TAX.
Members of the ways and means commit
tee have given careful attention to the argu
ments presented last week by southern con
gressmen in favor of the present reduction
and the ultimate extinction of internal taxes.
Members of the committee state that
although no formal action has yet been had
they have every reason to believe that the
committee will recommend some time before
congress adjourns, the removal
of the entire tax on tobacco
and the removal of the tax on spirits pro
duced from fruit. The former tax yielded
825,033,741.97 in 1883, and the latter yielded
§1,095,164.00 in the same year. Probably
no action will be taken until the house has
indicated the fate of the tax bill. At the
present none but the Republican members
are known to favor the scheme.
The principal business the senate did to
day was to pass the bill regulating consular
jurisdiction. At present much of the law
governing the trials of Americans in Asiatic
countries is made by the diplomatic repre
sentatives of the United States, and there
is a vast mass of discord
ant customs and regulations governing
civil and criminalj trials in consular courts.
The forms of trial are pretty much what the
consuls choose to make them, and even in
capital cases an appeal to the United States
is subject to the approval of the minister.
Seven capital convictions have occurred in
American consular eourts in China and
Japan. In one of these a man was
tried before a consul general with assessors,
but with nothing like a jury, convicted, and
the warrant for execution was signed by
the secretary of the legation. TheQ con
demned man committed suicide. In anoth
er case Minister Burlingame refused to al-
low an appeal to the president and
the condemned man was hanged.
If the bill which the senate has passed be
comes a law all consular courts will have a
code. Provision will be made for writs of
habeas corpus in criminal cases, and the
death penalty will not be inflicted except
when sentence has been approved
by the president. In China and
Japan there will be district courts and
a supreme court, consisting of the district
judges en banc, in addition to the consular
courts, with appeal in certain cases to the
supreme court of the United States. There
is a provision for a grand jury in each con
sular district and no one is to be tried for a
felony except on indictment. The right to
jury trial is affirmed in all criminal cases
and in civil cases where more than $20 is
at stake. A jury is to consist of five cit
izens of the United States and, an unani
mous verdict is required. A certain num
ber of challenges are also provided for. If
five citizens of the United States cannot be
procured the court may proceed with three
and if citizens cannot be pro
cured, three suitable persons not
citizens may serve as a jury
WniSKV EXTENSION BILL.
The advocates of the whisky bond exten
sion contemplated making the effort to-day,
after the passage of the naval appropriation
bill, to bring up their bill, but were cut off
by a motion to adjourn, which they did not
dare antagonize, fearful of showing
their strength. There is strong
opposition to the bill ou
the part of Demoeratic members, but the
congressmen from whiskey-producing states
will generally support it irrespective of party.
To-morrow is private bill day, but it is possi
ble an effort will be made to secure the con
sideration of the whisky bill in lien of the
bill to restore Gen. Pleasanton to the army,
which is the unfinished business.
CHANGE OF TACTICS.
The Republicans have changed tactics on
the Morrison tariff bill, in lieu of having to
strike out the exacting clause in order to cut
off general debate, they will consent to an
extended discussion, which will doubtless
protract the session beyohd the meeting of
the two Chicago conventions.
[Western Associated Press.]
Washington', March 6.—The house com
mittee on ways and means to-day acted fa
vorably upon the Morrison tariff bill, as
agreed upon... It places salt, coal and lumber
on the free list. A proviso, with respect to
coal, is to the effect that it shall not apply to
Canada until thaft country places our coal on
their free list.
Owing to the illness of Senator Vance, the
Danville investigation is postponed until
The court of commissionors on the Alaba
ma claims adjourned till Monday, in respect
to the memory of Hon. Kenneth Raynor,
solicitor of the treaty.
Several banks in New York and elsewhere
have notified treasurer Wyman, in case they
cannot receive United States one and two
dollar notes in exchange for national bank
notes sent to the treasury for redemption,
they will accept standard silver dollars. This
action caused a slight movement of that
oin^and two enstalments of $5,000 were
recently shipped to New York in redemption
of muttilated bank notes.
DOWN ON THE CHINESE.
Representative Finerty to-day presented a
petition from several hundred representatives
of mechanical pursuits in his district, pro
testing against Chinese laborers coming into
this country. The petition asks that the
present laws be so amended, as to prohib
it Chinamen coming to America, under the
guise of students'Tir merchants to find em
ployment. Finerty says he understands
that similar petitions are to be presented
from all the principal cities in the country.
THE MEXICAN TREATY.
The senate in executive session, took up
Senator Morgan's motion made some weeks
ago, to reconsider the vote by which the Mex
ican treaty failed of ratification. The mo
tion carried. Next Monday the treaty will
be taken up for discussion, with the un.
derstanding that it will continue until dis
DCLCTH PURLIC BUILDINGS.
The house committee on public buildings
and grounds, agreed to recommend the erec
tion of public buildings at Akron, O., and
Duluth, Minn., to cost $100,000 each. A
fevorable report was directed on the resolu
tion, authorizing the placing iu capitol of a
model of the pedestal of the Bartholdi stat
Senator Walker introduced a bill to grant
the Kansas City & Gulf Railway company the
right of way through the Indian territory
from a point near and south of the city Bax
ter Spring's, Ks., to a point near the city of
Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Senator Dawes reported favorably from the
committee on Indian affairs, a bill to ratify
the agreement between the secretary of the
interior, and the commissioner of Indian af
fairs, and Chief Moses and other Indians on
the Columbia and Colville reservations, in
Washington territory,relative to the transfers
of the lands by said Indians to the United
States, and he also introduced a bill to pro
vide for the return of certain Nez Perces In :
dians, from the Indian territory to their
homes in Idaho, in conformity to an agree
ment by Gen. Miles with Chief Joseph.
PORTS OF ENTRY.
A bill to provide for making the cities of
Tacoma and Seattle, W. T., ports of entry in
Puget Sound district, was reported to the sen
ate to-day, from the committee on commerce,
as a substitnte for the bills introduced by
Senators Dolph and Hoar for the same pur
Too Smart for the Lawyers.
Chicago, March 6.—Judge Shepard, of the
supreme court, to-day ordered that Mrs. Jane
A. Brooks be released from custody, she be
ing held prisoner in the room at the hotel
on a writ of ne exeat, till she should give
bond for the payment of a judgment of about
$70,000, obtained against the estate of her
deceased husband, who was surety for the
defaulting ex-auditor of the state, Stanley
B. Seeton. Her release was ordered on
the ground that the petition did not clearly
set forth her indebtedness, nor show the lady
proposed to leave the state. This evening,
on a new affidavit, Judge Holey, of the cir
cuit court, issued another writ —ne exeat.
An impression prevailed that the lady was
very ill, but when an officer went to her
room for the purpose of
serving the writ neither the
wealthy widow nor her little handbag con
taining about $90,000 could be found. It is
stated that within a few minutes after her re
lease to-day she left her room and that she
took the evening train for the seaboard, in
tending to go thence to Europe. _,
Woman's Snffrage Convention.
Washington, March 6.—At the meeting
of the woman's suffrage convention to-day,
the officers were elected, and honorary vice
presidents from all the states in the union.
At noon one hundred of them called on the
president, and Miss Anthony wished him to
come out squarely for woman suffrage. The
president told them, that when the women
were determined to carry a point they gener
ally succeeded in getting all they ought to
The Death Watch.
["Special Telegram to the Globe. |
New York, March 6.—The death watch
was to-day placed upon Theodore Hoffman,
the condemned murderer, at the White
Plains jail. Hoffman appears cheerful and
says he shall walk under the gallows without
THE OLD WORLD.
The Present Time of Anarchism
Causes the Monarchies of
Europe to Unite.
All the Powers United to Arrest the
Disturbers of the General
The Opening of the German Reichstag and
the Speech From the Throne.
Affairs in the Soudan Prospering—G
Graham Ordered to Advance From
A NEW PARTY.
Berlin, March 0.—The National Liberals
decide not to raise a discussion on the Las
ker incident in the reichstag until the matter
has been internationally disposed of. A
fusion of secessionist and progressist parties
has been effected, and the new combination
will be called the German Liberal party. Its
programme embraces a strict adherence to
the constitutional aunnal budgets, uuiver
sal suffrage, secret voting, payments of the
members of the reichstag, liberty of the
press, public meetings aud associa
tions, equality before the law,
religious liberty and perfect
equality of all creeds, perfect economic pro
gress, suppression of state socialism, just as
sessment aud taxation, with the exemption
of articles of consumption. They will oppose
any economic customs policy, favoring spe
cial interests, is against monopolies and ad
vocates unimpaired maintenance of the na
tional defence with universal military services
for a short period, and with an annual lixiug
of a peace contingency of the army. It fur
ther declares thut progress must be based
upon allegiance to the emperor and the fed
TO MAKE NO CHANGES.
London, March 0.—Earl Grauville has as
sured France that England intends to main
tain the existing conventions with Soudan.
It id necessary first, however, to restore the
prestige of the English name in that quarter.
The acts of Gen. Gordon are only partially
A VALUABLE MEMORANDUM.
London, Mareh 6. —Captain Nares, who
commanded the British arctic expedition in
1875, assisted by Commander Markham, an
officer in the same expedition, has drawn up
a inemmorandum of great value, regarding
the ice and navigation in Smith's sound.
The document has been sent to Americau
authorities. The Times says: '"The Greeley
search expedition will be watched with as
much interest and anxiety by Europe and
America as that which went to the relief of
Smith in 1381."
London*, Mareh (1—It is reported that a
fresh Dutch expedition lias been dispatched
to Aeheen, Sumatra, with the hope of secur
ing the release of the crew of the wrecked
Constantinople, March C.—The porte has
appointed Photiades Bey, governor of
Rome, May 6.—An affray occurred yester
day at Pressa, between laborers on the rail
way and the inhabitants of the village. I
OPENING OP THE REICHSTAG.
Berlin, March C.—The reichstag was
opened to-day with the usual formalities.
The speeches from the throne were read by
HerrVon Hotlinger. It says, the emperor's
wish, which has been solemnly and repeat
edly expressed, for the improvement of the
condition of workmen, has met a full appre
ciation on the part of the Ger
man people. Among the numerous
bills announced is one providing
for insurance, after the adoption of which
the emperor recommends the formation of a
system of insurance fee. "This is intended
to prevent any possible justifications of at
tempts to overthrow the divine and human
orderof things, and will pave the way for
abrogation of existing exceptional measures."
A bill will be introduced, providing that the
anti-socialist law shall remain in force for a
further period. Another vtiil propose an
amendment to the present system of insur
ance against sickness. The Jersey Central
Stock company will form the subject. An
other, a convention with Belgium, pro
tecting literary and artistic works, will be
submitted for approval.
The foreign relations of German}', the
speech declares, "are in a highly satisfactory
condition. Solidarity exists between the Pa
cific sentiments of Germany aud those of the
neighboring friendly powers which so far as
can be humanly foreseen, affords a guaran
tee for the security of peace both in Ger
many and in other countries." The speech
concludes these words: "Strengthening
the hereditary friendship of Germany with
the neighboring imperial courts and the cor
dial reception to the crown prince In Italv
and Spain- prove that Germany's prestige is
fortified by the confidence of the foreign sov
ereigns and nations in the policy of Ger
London, March 6.—The attorney general
has served a writ upon Bradlaugh for voting
in the house of commons Feb. 11.
Earl Granville announced in the house of
ords this afternoon the receipt of Egyptian
dispatches which reported that 1,000 men,
Who were marching from Elobied upon Khar
toum, have been defeated by tribes friendly
to Gen Gordon.
COST OF THE WAR.
London, March 6.—Hartington, secretary
of state for war, moved an appropriation of
£380,000 to cover the costs of the Soudan
expedition. Stanley, conservative, criticised
severely the government's Egyptian policy.
Gladstone upheld that the expedition to
Assouan involved no change of policy. It
was, he asserted, a necessary precaution to
prevent the excitement from spreading.
The government would adhere to its determ
ination to pay no heed to the remarks of for
eign newspapers, and had no intention of
assuming the government of Egypt, as such
an act would be a gross breach of the public
law of Europe. The troops will
be withdrawn at the earliest moment possi
ble. Henry Labouchere, Radical, moved to
reduce the appropriation to £100,000. Earl
Graham is ordered to disperse the rebels
within ten miles of Suakim, but not to oper
ate at a greater distance from the city.
When these have been dispersed it i3 be
lieved the tribes will become friendly.
THE NOMINATING OF BISHOPS.
Rome, March 6.—Errington, unofficial
English representative, had an audience with
Cardinal Jacobini, papal secretary of state,
and Cardinal Simeoni, prefect of the propa
ganda, in which he imparted to them Eng
land's views regarding the nomination of
Catholic bishops in Ireland and the British
THE BOARDING OF AN AMERICAN SHIP.
London, March 6.—Earl Granville has in
structed the governor of Gibraltar to report
concerning the boarding of the American
ship Marinne Nottebohm, by the Spanish of
ficials. A semi official explanation from Mad
rid states, although the ship paid the Gibral
tar port dues, she was not anchored in Brit
TO ATTACK OSMAN DIGNA.
London, March 6.—Gen. Graham, with
3,000 men, advances from Suakim on Mon
day against Osman Digna. His force will
consist of 126 artiUerymen, seven pounders
ten mountain and four Krupp guns, sixty
two sailors, with two nine sounders, three
Gatling and three Gardner guns, and the
tenth and nineteenth hussars. The remain
der are infantry and marines. Osman Digna
remains at Handoob, ready to accept battle.
LoNDon, March 6.—The court theater was
filled to overflowing to-night, with people
present at the rentree of Miss Fortescue as
■'Dorothy," in "Daniel Drnce." Her few
lines were given with a parrot like care and
mechanical delivery, and without a sign of
acting power. The audience showed sympa
thy with her position, by giving her several
warm recalls at the fall of the curtain.
HE INSULTED THE THRONE.
Berlin, March 6.—The report that the res
ignation is impending of Von Gossler, the
Prussian minister on ecclesiastical affairs, is
without foundation. A letter from Bismarck
was read in the reichstag to-day notifying
that body that Richter, deputy for Muhradlitz,
has been sentenced to six months' imprison
ment and the loss of his seat for iusulting
THE REMAINS OF COLLINS IN* IRELAND.
Queenstown, March ti.—On the arrival of
the steamer City of Chicago, this evening,
the remains of Collins and Lis mother were
received by the British admiral, the American
consul, the mayor and corporation of the city,
the relatives of deceased, and a large num
ber of citizens. The bodies were conveved
to the Cathedral on biers, followed by a long
procession, bearing torches, and a baud play
ing the dead march. The funeral will take
place in Cork on Sunday. A guard of honor
from her Majesty's ship Revenge, will escort
the remains to Cork.
JOINED THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Paris, March 0.—Mile. Nevada, America,
prima donna was received into the Catholic
church to-day, at the Engush passkmist
church. Mrs. Maekay was sponsor. The
ceremony was private. Mile. Nevada was
dressed in pure white, her hair flowiug over
her shoulders. Mr. Maekay sent a present
of a bonbon box of massive oxidized silver,
inlaid with gold.
WILL WORK IN UNISON.
London, March6.—Advices from Vienna
and Berlin concur in contradicting the re
port that Germany, Austria and Russia have
entered into a formal alliance. Itis report
ed that Bisinank informed the Italian am
bassador at Berlin that a friendly entente
had been arranged with Russia, but no
treaty, and that the recent pourparlers were
limited to the restoration of cordial rela
tions between the emperor and the czar. The
organized action of England and
the continental powers against
anarchists and dynamiters, was
agreed upon without special treaty. The po
lice departments are instructed to eo-operute.
Tiii- Swiss government has ordered the arrest
of a number of anarchists at Berne, and a
search of the domiciles of suspected persons
aud the ofliee of the working men's society
at Berne. The Swiss police arrested a Ger
man anarchist, named Kennals. They sent
information to Vienna, which led to the
seizure of Kammerer and other anarchists.
The refugees at Geneva suspected a man
named IVnkurt, a rampant anarchist, sup
posed to be a German spy. Penkart re
ceived warning and suddenly disappeared,
a letter was opened by the police, and after
wards sent to its destination, will bear au
official seal with mention of the fact.
THE REPUBLIC ON THE WATCH.
Paris, Mareli 0.—The director-general of
safety asked the prefects of departments for
details of the monarchical organization, es
pecially in regard to the reconstruction of the
old legitimist committees.
London, March 0.—The Sultan of Mo
rocco declares Elmahdi an impostor.
Cairo, March 6.—General Gordon tele
graps, Slater Bey an Austrain oflicer in the
Egyplian service, defeated an expedition
sent by Elmahdi from Darfonr; and the
Kabbubish tribe defeated the rebels north of
TO SETTLE TIIE TORE QUESTION.
Paris, Mareh 6.—-The committee of the
chamber of deputies will report in favor of Paul
Bert's proposal to srttle the trichinosis
question, by the appointment of a French
board for the Inspection of pork imported in
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