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ON THE DOWN GRADE.
The Speculative Market Weak
and Lower Prices Pre
The Bears More Reckless and Bold,
and the Bulls too Demoralized
to Show Fight.
favorable Bull Arguments in Wheat are
not Taken Advantage Of--Corn Mod
erately Active-Oats Quiet.
Trading Exceedingly Quiet in the New
York Stock Markets, but prices
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Chicago, March 19.—The markets for
nearly all speculative articles traded in on
'change were weak and prices on the down
grade. The weakness, however, was chiefly
due to local influences. The bears, who for
weeks have been so successful in forcing
prices down, are daily becoming more reck
less and bold in their operations, while the
bull element, although favored with, a steady
reduction in stocks of nearly all articles and
a daily increasing uncertainty as
to the current year's crops
are too badly demoralized to take
advantage of the circumstances that surround
them which would, if turned to proper ac
count, enable them to turn defeat into vic
tory. As has been the case during the past
few days, the chief interest centered in grain,
the provision pit being deserted and the trade
lifeless. The closing quotations showed a
decline of %c on wheat, He on corn, %c on
oats and 10c on pork, lard and short ribs.
Lester was the heaviest seller of wheat, and
Mu/ray, Baker, Kershaw and Fleming &
_.oyden sold quite freely at times, the two
latter houses selling 900,000 bushels
for Rouse, of Baltimore. The buy
ing was done by Seymour, Hunt & Co.,
Counselman, Dwight, Bliss and Lindblom,
the latter fighting the market all day to keep
it above the put price—94%@94%c, and
taking a heavy load, but he was unsuccessful
in his efforts, as the wheat was put, Sanger
letting him have 150,000 bushels in one lot,
which he bought of Murray on the call at
94%@%c. It was reported on good authority
that 200,000 bushels of No. 2 spring wheat
has been taken in Milwaukee to be delivered
in Liverpool at $1.07 on a 20c freight. Ex
porters here continue to nibble 'round, but
have made no purchases worth mentioning.
The bulls in corn have great hopes of the
rains decreasing the receipts and causing a
very poor inspection in the near future, and
although the market weakened % from top
prices only a few of the small longs loosened
their grip. Trading was more general but
Geo. Eldredge was the chief bnyer and cov
ered a good line of shorts. Stuart and Brown
took a fair line, while among the sellers were
Webber, A. M. W rrigh and Baker, but their
transactions were mostly in small lots.
Ream hammered pork, and Frank CUfton
sold a few jags of lard, and the
general crowd 6old ribs, and a number of
smail longs were forced out. The boys on
'change delight in stuffing the piofessor of
the Tribune with pointers on the markets.
A few days ago Nat. Joneß and Ben. Stauf
fer ware discussing the situation when the
professor came up and asked for a point.
"I have one," said Jones, "Stauffor here
bought 3,000,000 for Armour to-day ain't
that so Ben?" "well" says'Stauffer "it would
not be right to give my principal away but
the amount seems correct." The next
morning the item appeared and
created considerable merriment among
the brokers who had been informed of the
lob. Stanffer had only bought 100,000 du
ring Ihe day, and that was for himself for a
Bcalp. The committee on market reports for
the board of trade, which consists of J. H.
Milne, C. A. Mair, and George Rumsey, have
been qutetly at work for the past three
months with the object of cutting off the tele
graph communications from the bucket shops
in all parts of the country as far as quotations
are concerned, but their plans have not yet
been completed, and they cannot be
induced to divulge them. Bnt they
are working hard to get all the arrange
ments in shape, as the market shops in the
country are taking the business from the
board, by offering to doit for nothing, which
is exceedingly provoking, as it is the country
business that many of the brokers count
particularly on. Your correspondent was
informed to-day by a member who is in a
position to know whereof he speaks,
that the quotations will be under
the control of the board inside of
thirty days. The work will be under
the supervision of a competent man, the
same as the clearing house is now, who wfll
be assisted by able supporters, and the wolk
done in Ihe best possible manner. The
Western Union has offered a large sum for
the exclusive right to compile and send out
out the quotations, which has been refused,
the directors not wishing to give any compa
ny a monopoly of the business, and, as the
member expressed it, the Western Union has
not money enough to purchase the exclusive
right to the market reports.
Wheat was quoted dull and unchanged in
the English markets. New York quotations
were without encouragement. In other re
spects, however, the factors that ordinarily
affect prices were largely in favor of steadier
if not stronger markets. The weather being
wet, and calculated to curtail receipts from
the country, and retard plowing for spring
crop, which it is now certain must go in late.
Advices from central Illinois reported tha
winter wheat on flat land as exceedingly un
promising. The outward inspection aggre
gated 52,000 bushels, being the
largest shipment for any day
since the close of lake navigation last year,
and a Liverpool cable reported the consump
tion of wheat, or its equivalent in fiour, last
week, as 2,665,000 bushels in excess of the
imports and farmers' deliveries of home
grown wheat. But these factors had no ef
fect in the way of restoring confidence.
Opening sales were on a basis of 94%@95c:
May receded to 54% c, rallied on covering
by shorts to 9o)£. When such buyers were
filled up there was little demand from any
source, and the market settled of its own
weight to 94j>£, with a few sales at 94J^c,
and closed at 94% c on 'change.
Later on the call 1,365,000 bushels were
fcold, 1,000,000 of it for May. The shorts
again covered and under brisk competition
among buyers the market advanced to 94% c
and closed at 94^c bid. On the curb a half
million bushels were sold by one house at
Corn was moderately active and prices
comparatively steady. The speculative of
ferings for future delivery were not very
iheavy and the demand was only fair, open
ing on a basis of 57c for May, receded to
56% c, recovered the loss on fair
I buying by shorts, advanced to
j 57J^c. and remained for a time between
■ 56%@57c, but the weakness and break of
/ y^e in wheat caused a decline to 56>£c, and
«j__*ed on 'change at 56%@56%c. Later on
.Stalin |H (ElnbE.
the call the feeling was steadier, with sales of I
200,000 bushels at 56%@56%c, and closed j
with 56% c bid. There was a fair shipping
demand for new mixed on track and from |
store at well sustained prices. Inspection
was the lightest so far this week, aggregating
only 211 cars, thirty-one being contract.
Oats were quiet and showed very little
change, the demand for samples on track be
ing fair, but speculative futures were ne
Trading in provisions was fair and chiefly
of a speculative charactar and the bulk of the
trading was in changing contracts from May
to June. The market was weak and prices
on pork declined 10@12V.Tc from the last
sales of yesterday. May declined from
$18.02>£ to $17.57)< and closed at $17.90®
17.92%. Lard was spiritless aud weaker,
the demand being mainly from
small scalpers, opening on a basis
of $9.60 for May and closing at $9.47>£
@9.50. Short ribs responded to the weak
ness in other articles and declined 7%@10c
per hundred pounds, and closed on a basis
of §9,423<@9.45 May. The demand was fair
but the, same as in pork and lard, chiefly of a
speculative character. Hams Jand shoulders
met a fair shipping inquiry.
Receipts of cattle were 4,000 head, against
4,091 one week ago. No disposition was
shown by buyers to take hold and the market
was dull,weak and lower on all grades. Light
steers, 1,000 to 1.100 lbs., would bring $5.25
@5.50: medium, of 1,150 to 1,220, $5.50@
5.75; good shipping steers, of 1,300 to 1.400
lbs, $email@example.com: choice export steer of 1,500
and upwards are scarce at $P>.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receipts of hogs were 9,000. or 5,500 less
than last Wednesday. Packers and shippers
bought sparingly and the market lacked life.
The feeling was weak but prices were about
the same on account of tbe .ur.all offerings.
Light and skips sold at $5.50(?06.25; choice
light, $email@example.com; mixed packing, $6.25®
7.70; shipping, $0.90(5:7.25.
Sheep were in light supply, 1,500 being
received to-day. The demand does not im -
prove and the market is dull, with prices 25@
50c lower than last week. Common sold
firstname.lastname@example.org; fair, $4^4.50; medium, $4.45@
5.25; choice, $5.25('J5.50; lambs, $5.75@
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: <:We have
had no rumors of crop damage for some days
past, and our own correspondents generally
say the crop is all right. We still think
prices are too high here, and think wheat a
good sale in all hard spots. One of these
days when it starts to decline it will not re
coyer, as it has been doing all along. We
believe it mnst go down to an export basis
before we can hope for much improvement.
Shepard & Peacock says: There is a be
lief that certain parties are slowly laying in a
store of long wheat preparatory to the open
ing of navigation, but if so, it is very difficult
for men to get enough without showing their
hand and therefore tfiey sell on bulges, keep
ing the market soft. This is a mere rumor
and not a good pointer. The legitimate de
mand is not here. There seems no
doubt that corn is a purchase with little risk.
'Dtie locai traders are ltvgely inolned to bull
it. Country operators always are.
Minor, Richards & Co. says: We may see
a still further advance in corn but regard it
a fair sale on strong places until after the
heating season is over.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, March 19. —Money is in moderate re
qnast aad minceUaneous business sources, but
the demand for . arrytng grain and provisions is
high, the outward movement of those articles
being too close to receipts to allow much accu
mulation. All the leading banks report strong
reserves and good paper is in demand at 6@G for
large and 7 for smaM loans. New York ex
chahge was weaker at par at 25c premium. The
weaUness was due to an increased supply of
shippers' bilis. Foreign exchange was $4.85)4®
$4.85.4 for shippers, 60 day documentary ster
ling and $4.87 for bankers, 60 day paper.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yobk, March 19.—Speculation has
been so dull in many stocks of late that the
attention of operators has been called to some
of the second-class mortgage bonds, notably
the Atlantic & Pacific incomes, the Texaß
Pacific land grants and Rio Grande division
firsts, and they are becoming quite active
in consequence. Texas Pacific stock,
Missouri, Kansas & Texas and Denver were
the features this morning. A few shorts in
Michigan Central , carried the
price to 94 early. It soon dropped
below 93. The market dragged during
the afternoon hours. It was generally under
stood that the western lines would arbitrate
their differences andthe grangers were firmer.
Towards the close there was quite a business
in Indiana, Bloomington & "Western, with an
advance of about 2 points. The earnings of
the Union Pacific for the first quarter of 1884,
it is said, will show a falling off of about
$1,500,000. The stock held its own very well,
however. The southwestern s continued
strong to the end, and the balance were
rather firm, though the market was anything
but active during the greater part of tl*e day.
Hery Clews & Co. say: The market was
dull but socn became strong on clique and
reom traders buying. This infused, in con
trast to the recent quiet, an activity which
made maney members feel more comfortable
about the intrinsic value of their seats. The
inanimate state of business during the past
week or so had commenced to cause a
large number of them to wear a
woe-begone face, owing to the apparent
non-producing quality of their stock in trade.
Despair need not fall to a broker's lot in
Wall street if he is up and doing. Our ex
change now is a recognized market of the
world, and activity will soon supplement the
present lethargic condition, when there will
be business enough for all to do. Our advice
to our friends is to hope ever, which this
country's future fully justifies.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Duluth, March 19.—Wheat—The markets on
'change to-day were inactive and lower. Closing
prices: No. 1 hard May $1.03H; No. Shard
May 98c; No. 1 cash 91c. In store, 2,416,035
bushels. Afloat in harbor 242,603 bushels.
"Misery can be felt crawling away," said
an intense sufferer, after using St. Jacobs
Oil, the great pain-reliever.
Beecher and Politics.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New YdfeK, March 19.^—There is a rumor
in circulation that Mr. Beecher is to be a
delegate to the national convention of the
Republican party at Chicago, and the Globe
man called upon the Plymouth pastor to ask
him if there was any foundation for it. Mr.
Beecher deciined to say anything upon the sub
ject of his being a possible delegate,but in the
course of a desultory conversation, said:
*'I could name a* ticket for the Democracy
that would draw thousands and thous
ands of votes from the Republican ranks and
carry the country without doubt. I aint go
ing to do it, though." He refused to name
the ticket, but the general inference is that
he had reference to Mr. Tilden as its head.
At Portsmouth, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Stiendan, were very seriously injured by a
gas explosion. They had gone the cellar to
turn off the gas thinking it leaked at the
meter, when the gas communicated with the
fire in the diningroom, causing an explosion
which badly shattered the bouse.
ST. PAUL, MINN., THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1884.
Joe McDonald Broughton to Lend
His Support to the Morri
And as a Side Issue to Make a Record
for Himself a3 a Help to
The Postal Telegraph—Whisky Men Confident
That the Bonded Extension Bill
Storrs "Working Against the Plenro-Pneu
iiionia IJill—The Lasker Business
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washington, March 19.—The Lasker com
plication was satisfactorily disposed of to
day in the opinion of a large majority of the
house by the adoption of the temperate reso
lutions framed by the committee on foreign
affairs. A respectable minority, including
Hiscock, of New York, Belford, of Colorado,
Reagan, of Texas, Guenther, of Wisconsin,
and Cox, of New York, entered
their protest with their votes
in speeches against the conservate
action proposed by the committee which
they regarded as equivalent to an apology to
the German chancellor for having dared
condole with the German nation upon the
death of Mr. Lasker. Mr. Ochiltree, of Tex
as, made himself the central figure by a set
speech against the proposed resolutions. Be
ing his maiden speech in the house there
was great curiosity to hear him, and It had
been expected that he would proceed at once
to scalp Bismarck and declare war against
imperialism. But he not only spoke
well but was much more moderate than some
others on that side of the question. The
speaker's gavel cut him oft in the midst of
a sentence, and he asked for an extension
of time, but Mr. Taylor, of Ohio, objected.
Mr. Ochiltree looked around among his re
publican friends, and fiercely exclaimed:
'•Who objects?" A democrat then arose and
objected, and the discussion .was taken up
by Curtis of Pennsylvania, Deuster of Wis
consin, and Phelps of New Jersey, in sup
port of the committee. Mr. Phelps drew a crowd
about him in the center aisle where he stood
with hands in his coat pockets and in a semi
confidential way related the story of the
Lasker incident, the discreet action of the
secretary of state, the apology of Bismarck
to the reichstag and the action of the com
mittee. Mr. Cox of tTew York essayed to
lead the extremists but was easily defeated,
and the Lasker affair was soon ended, so far
as the house is concerned.
AIDING TUE MORRISON BIIX.
It is said to-day that the presence of Joe
McDonald in Washington at thistiine,isatthe
urgent desire of leading Democrats, who
needed his counsel aud aid in securing tbe
passage of the Morrison bill. He came, so it
is reported, on a telegraphic summons, and
Mr. Morrison himself is mentioned as one of
the gentlemen signing the dispatch. The
Illinois statesman who had no difficulty in
formulating a tariff bill, found himself
in a position of the boy who rode
his horse to the creek, but who could not
make him drink. Something was needed to
neutralize the opposition of Mr. Randall
and his protection following. McDonald was
believed to be the man, and he was accord
ingly sent for. Since his arrival here Mr.
McDonald has been industriously at work on
the floor of the house, and the committee
rooms with those members of his party who
had threatened to bolt the caucus. The story
goes that he has been eminently success
ful, and that at the caucus
which will probably be held
on Tuesday next a sufficient number of Dem
ocrats will be presentto secure the passag
of the bill on the almost exact parallel. The
saving clause embodied in the last line indi
cates a willingness to make such slight con
cessions as may be necessary to secure cer
tain members who must be furnished with
an excuse for not opposing the measure. It
is claimed that fully half the Democrats of
Pennsylvania delegation will go into the cau
cus, all the Ohio delegation except Mr.
Cameron, and most of the New York
delegation. Mr. Dorsheimer of New York,
said that the Democrats of his state would
gain more than they would lose by the bill.
The 6alt men are without exception Republi
cans. Many of their people are agriculturists
and the majority of those engaged in manu
facturing pursuits have little to fear from
foreign competition, while at the same time
receiving the benefit of raw material import
ed free of duty.
Mr. McDonald is also said to have told Mr.
Randall that his present attitude before the
country was stupidly absurd,,..hile advodftng
a reduction in approriation which will withdraw
from circulation several millions of dollars,
he opposes lowering the tariff and thereby in
creasing the vast sum annually loched up in
the overflowing vaults of the treasury.
Color is given to the story that McDonald's
visit is in the interest of the Morrison bill by
a statement made to-night by a New Jersey
Democrat. He was told to-day that Mr. Mc
Donald desired to speak with him on the sub
ject of the tariff, and an appointmeht was
made for to-morrow. The logic of all this is
to the nomination of McDonald this summer
on a platform of which the distinguishing
feature will be the Morrison bill. His friends
claim thathe is the Cassius whom the Demo
cratic Brutus called upon to save him ere
he perished. He responded to the call and
his success is expected to demonstrate his
fitness to manage and control.
THE WHISKY BILL.
The whisky men feel confident to-night of
caarying the bonded extension through the
house aud it is claimed they have added
largly to its support by the vote of to-day.
On the other hand several members who
voted for its consideration stated to the
Globe correspondent that they did so to get
it out of the way of the tariff measure,
and would not vote for its passage. The
question is not a party one and it is possible
the bill may pass although its opponents con
fidently predict its defeat.
The long delayed successorship to Judge
McCrary will be settled this The fight
has narrowed down to a choice between
Judge Hallett,of Colorado.and Judge Brewer,
of Kansas, with the chances favoring the lat
AGAINST THE PLEURO-PNEUMONIA BILL.
Mr. Emory Starrs, who is working up an
opposition to the passage of the pleuro-pneu
monia bill, said to day that his success was
very gratifyings. He will be join
ed to-night by Messrs. Elmer,
Washburn, and Nelson, Morrison,
of Chicago, and T. C. Eastman and J. C.
Butcher, of New York, who will supplement
his previous labors in this direction. Mr.
Storrs bases his objection to the biil on the
ground, primarily, that it is unnecessary,
and that the matter is one that the states are
entirely competent to manage. Secondly,
it places in the hands of a few irresponsible
parties the power to exclude from the mar
kets of the country and the world any particu
lar live stock in which they are not
interested. Indeed he goes so far as to saT
that it had already been used to that extent,
and in that direction. Mr. Storrs says near
ly all the stockmen in Illinois and Kan
sas, are lighting the measure, as are also all
the stock yards east of the Mississippi river.
The bill has already passed the house, and
unless defeated in the senate will probably
become a law at this session of congress. Mr.
Storrs' inspection bill was favorably reported
by the senate foreign affairs committee to
Samuel P. Snyder and family, of Minneap
olis, are at the Riggs.
Messrs. S. G. Comstock and A. A. White,
of Moorhead, with their wives and children,
are quartered at the Riggs.
Geo. R. Newell and wife and Master L.
Blodgett, of Minneapolis, arrived at Willar's
[Western Associated Press.J
Washington, March 19.—The bill reported
to the senate this morning, from the com
mittee on foreign relations, by Senator
Mills, of California, provides that there shall
be instituted, under the direction of the sec
retary of the treasury, a system of inspection
of salted pork and bacon intended for ex
portation, and to be exported within sixty
days after the date upon which the same may
have been salted and packed, so that the
fact of innoxious and wholesome character
of the article shall be established by the best,
highest and most reliable proofs. This in
spection is to be made at the principal ports
in the United States by the customs
officers. Also, that the president of the
United States shall be authorized at his dis
cretion, to exclude from the United States by
proclamation, any product of any foreign
state, which, by unjust discrimination, pro
hibits the importation of any product of the
United States. It provides further that the
importation into the United States of any
adulterated or unwholesome food, or vinous,
spirituous or malt liquors, adulterated or
mixed with any poisonous or noxious chem
ical drug, or other ingredient injurious to
health, shall be hereafter prohibited, under
penalty of fine or imprisonment, or
both, the president to be authorized at
his discretion,'to suspend the importation
of articles of this character by proclamation,
when he becomes satisfied that they are adul
terated to such an extent as to be injurious to
the health of the pubiic. In the report ac
companying the bill, the committee, after
explaining its provisions, say they consid
ered but one clause of the resolution, that
directing them to report to the legislature to
protect the interests of the United States,
and that, in their opinion, the bill as re
ported contains all the legislation necessary
for that purpose. Their conclusions are
based, they say, upon documents laid before
them, comprising correspondence on file
in the department of state, relative to the
discrimination against American pork and
pork products. In the report of the com
mission appointed by the president to ex
amine into the swine industry ofthe United
States, and to report to the chief bureau of
statistics on the production of swine in the
United States, and the interdiction of the
American hog products, the committee
say: "The investigations which the com
mittee have been able to make on this sub
ject result in establishing to the satisfaction
of the committee, among- others, of two im
portant propositions or matters of
fact:" First, that trichinae does
exist to a limited extent
in swine throughout all swine producing
countries, and in the United States as well as
others. The evidence shows that about 2
per cent, of American pork is effected by
trichinae. Second, that the process of curing
pork by salt destroys trichinas to such a de
gree that pork thoroughly salted and per
mitted to remain long enough to be
come saturate* with salt, although infected
with trichinae, is innoxious."
THE MAKING OP WINE.
The house committee on agriculture au
thorized a favorable report to be made on the
bill to allow any person to manufacture wine
or brandy out of apples, peaches, grapes aud
other perishable fruits, raised by himself or
tenants, free from any internal revenue tax
FOR THE NAVY.
The appropriation committee of the senate
agreed to-day to make public a communica
tion sent them at their request by the secre
tary of the navy, recommending appropria
tions for the naval service, additional to
to those contained in the naval appropria
tion bill as it passed the house.
In this communication the secretary of the
navy asks, that individual items in the house
bill be increased as follows: Pay, miscellan
eous, fron $375,000 to $425,000, bureau of
•navigation $75,000 to $131,000, contingent
navy expenses, from $15,000 to $25,000, bu
reau equipment and recruiting, from $707,
-000 to $903,000, bureau of medicine and sur
gery, from $10,(100 to $25,000, bureau of con
struction and repair, from $1,020,000 to $1,
-750,000, bureau of steam engineering, from
$760,000 to $1,200,000. He asks that the
appropriations for the bureau
ordinance be made as follows:
General appropriation including a
civil establishment, $192,234; miscellaneous
items, $5,000; to purchase torpedo boats and
working drawing of the same, $55,000;
machine cannon, Gatling guns, magazine
rifles, and machine tools, $273,210; for
additional steel breech-loading guns,
$599,400, and states the sum of $200,000
appropriated by the house bill for bureau,
yards and docks, is manifestly inadequate to
meet the requirements of that bureau. Each
of the requests for additional appropriations
is accompanied by a statement from the chief
of the bureau for which it is asked setting
forth the necessity of such increase. Other
additional appropriations recommended by
the secretary of the navy are as follows:
Completing batteries for new c v sers, $503,
-992; completing four douuie turreted moni
tors art ordnance same, $2,000,000; also
that there shall be appropriated $2,500,000
towards the construction of two cruisers, one
dispatch vessel, two heavily armed gunboats,
two light gunboats, one steel ram, one
cruiser torpedo boat and two harbor torpedo
THE FAST MAIL.
Postmaster General Gresham has returned
from the west, after completing the arrange
ments for the new fast mail service west oi
Chicago. The negotiations with the Northern
Pacific Railroad company resulted in an ar
rangement with that company to start at 4
o'clock in the evening,the western mail from
St. Paul, which now leaves at Bp. m. This
train will place St. Paul mails in Portland,
Oregon, twenty-one or twenty-two hours ear
lier than the present schedule.
Speaking of the new fast mails, the posl
master general says: "We are simply using
the means at our command to give the pub
lic the best possible service. The new fast
service has not cost the public a dollar more
cthan the old service did. The people wil
get improved facilities without additional
GOV. ordwat's denial.
Governor Ordway, of Dakota, submitted tc
the president a statement denying the
charges of official misconduct in connection
with the organization of certain counties ii
Dakota, brought against him by citizens oi
THE CHOCTAW NATION.
In a letter to the commissioner of Indiai
affairs, concerning the question of citizen
ship and intruders on the Choctaw nation
Indian territory, the secretary of the interio:
concurs in the commissioner's recommenda
tion that the agent be instructed to notify al
disputed claimants to citizenship "U
appear at the next session of the trib
unal, and submit their claims as provided b;
Choctaw law, failing to do so, they will b<
removed from the territory. From the decis
ion of the Choctaw tribunal an appeal ma;
be taken to the agent, who will be submit al
cases of appeal to the department. All per
sons, finally adjudged intruders, Bhall b
allowed a reasonable time to dispose of the!
Mr. Van Home on the Eednction
of Kates by the Canadian
Excnrsion Kates Over the North
ern Pacific to Port
Adjustment of the Northwestern Pool Diffi
culties—General and Personal
What Mr. Van Home Tliinhs.
Mr. W r. C. Van Home, general manager
of the Canadian Pacific, and William Harder
trafic manager of the same road were in St.
Paul yesterday, Mr. Van Home was on his
way from Montreal to Winnipeg and left
last night. He said that it was expected that
the road would be completed from Montreal
to the Pacific Coast by the end of next year.
At the present time 10,000 men
are at work on the line around
the north shore of Lake Superior, and that
the work on this section had been going on
all winter. Work ha 3 been resumed on the
western extension aud that the same is com
pleted to the summit of the Rocky mountains,
962 miles west from Winnipeg, or 1,400 miles
west from Lake Superior. Only 290 miles
now remain to be completed between the
summit of the Racky mountains and the Pa
cific coast. Owing to the reduction of
rates over the Canadian Pacific to
$9.75 from Montreal to Winnipeg he expects
to take a large part of the foreign emigra
tion, and he does not think the roads in the
United States can put the fare down to this
figure. He also denies that the emigrants
that go out to Manitoba leave that country
and come over to the United States.
Northern Pacific Freights.
Yesterday afternoon a delegation of gen
tlemen from St. Paul and Minneapolis, wait
ed upon Mr. Oakes, vice president of the
Northern Pacific road, for the purpose of
conferring with him as to the alleged dis
crimination of that road against these two
cities in the matter of freight. The commit
tee from the Minneapolis board of trade con
sisted of Capt. Whitney, J. T. Wyman, Capt.
Oilman and J. Newton Nind. The gentlemen
from St. Paul were P. H. Kelly, A. H.
Lindeke, Mr. Backet of the firiu of Strong,
Hacket & Co., and F. B. Farwell. The in
terview was a very brief one, lasting not
over half an hour, at the end of which the
visitors went away satisfied that there was no
substantial foundation for the harsh criti
cisms made in regard to the road. Mr. J.
M. Hannaford was present with
the tariffs of the road, which
he explained. Mr. Oakes stated that
whatever appearances of difficulty there
might be, would be settled more easily and
speedily by the business men than in any
other way, and that the freights would settle
down and regulate themselves in a natural
way as the business of the road became more
settled and better defined.
Pacific Coast Excursion*.
The Northern Pacific road will run excur
sion trains to the Pacific coast about the 21st
of each of the following months, May, June,
July, August, when the following round trip
excursion rates will hereafter be made from
St. Paul, Duluth, Fargo or intermediate
points east of Fargo and Portland.
In parties ot 10, ea'.h 8165 00
" 15, 100 00
" " 20, 155 00
" " 25, 150 00
" " 30, 145 00
•« •« 35, 140 00
" «' 40, 135 (X»
•* » 45, 130 00
'• " 50, 125 00
" " 55, 120 00
» » 60, 115 00
" " 65, 110 00
" " 70, 105 00
" " 75, 100 00
These rates apply to excursions going and
returning by the Northern Pacific railroad.
Parties must travel together westward, stop
ping over in body when desired, but may re
turn singly. For parties of 10 or more going
by the Northern Pacific railroad, and return
ing by one of the southern lines, $15.00 ad
ditional to the above rates will be charged.
Tickets will be made good for 90 days.
Northwest Pool Arranged.
Chicago, March 19.—The radical situation
in the northwest was finally arranged to-day
upon an amicable basis, the four roads inter
ested, the Northwestern, Rock Island, Bur
lington and Milwaukee & St. Paul, stipulat
ing to form a pool to run two years, to date
from Aprii 1. Any road can demand at the
expiration of one year a re-adjustment of the
percentages. The question of percentages
was referred to Arbitrator Bogue, all lines
agreeing to abide by his finding. In the
meantime the rates are to be maintained.
Mr. Winter, of the Chicago, St. Paul &
Omaha road, has gone to Chicago.
P. M. Myers, general secretary of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, is in St.
The Northern Pacific road will run excur
sion trains to the Pacific coast about the 21st
of each of the following months: May. June,
July and August.
Mr. P. A. Rockwell, assistant agent of the
St. Paul & Duluth road, had the misfortune
to lose his wife yesterday. The remains wiil
be taken to Lake City to-day.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road
has just issued a circular in which instruc
tions are given as to freight rates to the
Pacific, and instructions as to how to make
1 The car of supplies from Portland and vi
cinity for the sufferers on the Ohio river
reached Fargo at 3 p. m. yesterday, and left
there at 4 p.m. It is expected to reach St.
Paul this afternoon.
Mr. Graham, superintendent of the Dakota
, and Minnesota division of the Northern Pa
cific road, and J. W. Smith, assistant super
\ intendent of the Idaho division of the same
' road, are in St. Paul.
1 One hundred snd fifty emigrants went out
on the Northern pacific road last night. The
company had to put on three extra sleepers.
1 All the emigrants are for points north of
' Washington. This road has also ordered
1 eight more new sleepers in addition to the
thirteen already secured.
t Mr. Boydcn, the general northwestern
f freight agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
• St. Paul road, was telegraphed to go down to
t Chicago to attend the meeting that is being
J held there to prevent the breaking up of the
1 Northwestern association, and left yesterday
The Northern Pacific road is doing an im
mense passenger business at the present
> time. Tuesday night that road took out 562
people, mostly for points on the western end
_ of the road. To points in Minnesota, 133 ;
_ Dakota, 97; Montana, 45; Portland, 48; other
[ points in Oregon, 2; Puget Sound, 54; other
points in Washington Territory 183.
An agency has been estabished at Timber
! Line, Montana, on the Montana division
1,044 miles west of St. Paul, on the Northern
Pacific road, and D. H. Dirr, formerly agent
' at Chestnut, has been transferred to that
r point. The agency at Chestnut has been
" discontinued. Shipments from eastern
points to Timber Line will take Bozeman
- Mr. J. W. Midgley, commissioner of the
3 Southwestern Railway association, has re
- turned from the east, where he went a few
y days ago to attend a meeting of the general
[1 managers of the East Tennessee, Virginia &
•- Georgia, and Chest-peak & Ohio railroads,
c who were arranging rates between eastern
r points and the southwest. Mr. Midgley's
| object waa to prevent thy. c roads from mak
ing discriminating rates against points com
petitive with the Southwestern Railway asso
ciation lines. Mr Midgley says he has ac
complished his object.
Arrangements are now being perfected
which will terminate the troubles between
the Western Trunk-Line association and
the Chicago, Burlington «fc Qui ncy railroad
regarding the use of the trade-mark, '"Cali
fornia Fast Freight Line." The intention is
that both parties shall drop the trade-mark,
"California Fast Freight Line," and that in
stead the cars of the Western Trunk-Line
association roads shall be marked "Western
Trunk-Line Association Line," and the Bur
lington cars, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
BRIEFS OF NEWS.
The number of hogs packed in the seven
cities of Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kan
sas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and
Louisvifle is 3,567,455, against 4,450,940 last
year, and the hogs were, on an average
18.37 pounds lighter than the previous year.
The citizens of Pocahontas, Va., have
taken measures for the relief those who lost
their bread winners by the great mine acci
dent, and will provide labor for those
able to work.
On account of the rise in freights, the
Pennsylvania tt Ohio tenderers, for half a
million tons of coal for the Grand Trunk to
be delivered in Canada, will be obliged to
withdraw their tenders. A Buffalo firm was
given a contract yesterday for 100,000 tons.
A syndicate of Philadelphians, four years
ago put _!255,000 in a mine in Colorado.
Yesterday it was sold at auction for $300. A
rather poor speculation.
At St. James hotel to-night, there is to be
a meeting of ex-confederate soldiers, in New
York city, to meet a committee from the G.
A. R., in the interests of the home for dis
abled confederate soldiers at Richmond, Va.
The annual conference of the M. E.
church, in Philadelphia, approve of the study
adopted in many of the states of the influ
ence of alcohol on the human system.
At Shaner, Pa., yesterday afternoon, the
coal mine of B. F. Rafferty & Co. caught fire
from an air shaft furnace, and at a late hour
last night was not subdued. The fire is hard
to control, on account of suffocation by the
There is a general rising among the tribes
between Khartoom aud Upper Egypt, and a
great revolt Is expected.
Digma's f jrces have been considerably in
creased of late, and only very few are coming
in to surrender to the British.
Gordon is still considered to be safe at
Khartoum, as steamers still sail to that
The _Vra» urges the liberals to be ready at a
moment's notice, in vijw ofthe possible dis
solution of parliament. It declares the pres
ent Tory tactics as disreputable.
Caldwill, an attorney of Council Bluffs,
was last night held up by a cattle dealer
named Healey, and made to sign a check for
$800, which Healey, at the muzzle of a
cocked revolver forcedhlm to do and claims
Caldwill wrongedhiin ou of. Payment of
the check was stopped, and warrants are
out for the arrestof Healey.
MeFadden, the confederate of Tiller in the
express robbery, was put in jail last night
with Tiller. Soon after being pnt in he took
a glass vial he had aud stamped it into small
bits and ate it with his supper. An hour
afterwards Tiller told one of the jail guards,
who summoned the jail physician, who gave
MeFadden a powerful emetic, but the food
was too much digested to get any of the
glass out. The doctor expects in a day or >
two inflammation will set in and death ensue,
George D. Roberts, representing the Postal
Telegraph company, appeared before the
sub-committee of the senate committee on
postoffices and post toads to-day, and sub
mitted a proposition in the form of a bill, di
recting the postmaster general to enter into
a contract with the Postal Telegraph com
Adjutant General Drum has received a
dispatch announcing the death of Lieut.
Col. Godfrey Weitzel, of the engineer corps.
At Burtonville, Ind., a young man named
Dane, a teacher, became enamored of Ada
Swift, a thirteen year old girl, and her father
objecting to his attentions, on account of her
age, they both took a dose of laudanum, but
taking too much, it did not have the desired
effect. Being arrested by the girl's father for
the attempted sucide of the daughter, Dane
shot himsel, dying in a short time.
Mustard Which Killed a Dog.
A New York paper says: A number of
mustard manufacturers appeared before the
Board of Health yesterday on a summons for
their explanation of an alleged process of ad
ulteration said to be practised by them. Dr.
Cyrus Edson reported that flour and vinegar
colored with a yellow dye-stuff were largely
-used to increase the bulk of the mustard.
He had tried the suspected mustard on a dog
with fatal results to the dog. The manufac
turers who confronted the board yesterday
held that this was a coincidence. The dog
would have died anyway. The matter will
be further investigated.
"What are you doing now?" asked a
friend of a seedy-looking individual who sat
on the curb-stone and seemed somewhat un
der the weather.
"I ain't doing nothing,"
"I thought yoa were working for old
"Well. I was. But I went to the old skin
flint this morning and told him he was
cheating me out of my dues, and if he didn'
raise my wages I would strike."
"And he didn't raise your wagesl"
"So you struck?"
"Yes, I struck the floor."
It Will Come Sack lilgger Than lAfe.
Cincinnati News Journal.
H Mr. Randall's idea of putting the tariff
issue out of politics is attempted, something
may be put out of politics, but it will not be
the tariff issue. That is in to stay, and the
more it is put out the more it wiil come
back, and the bigger it will always be when
it comes back.
Willie, Hoiv We Miss Thee.
When a Minnesota citizen has arranged
his tornado-insurance, built his cyclone-cel
lar, and said his blizard catechism, he sits
down and wonders what has become of Willie
Windom in this Presidential year,
You had better think about your
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GRAND OPERA HOUSE,
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3 Hits ana Satorflay Matinee
Thursday, March 20th!
THE MONARCHS OP FUN,
Mffi MD FAT
In their New Musical Comedy by Wm. Carlotou,
Esq., author of "Fritz in Ireland," etc.,
the fuuuiest ever written, entitled
Hngh Fay as Michael Muldoon.
Billy Barry as Michael Mulcuhy,
Seats now on Mile.
Seats $1, 75c, and He. Standing room 75c and
Arlington <fc Field's
Popular Priceß—2sc, 50c and 75c.
Reserved seats on sale at Merchants hotel
Every LADY accompanied by a gentleman AD*
MITTED-FREE THIS EVENINO.
GRAND OPERA HQUSE.
3 Nights and Matlie^, commencing, Monday,
Madison Square Theater Co.,
In the greatest dramatic success of America, hav
ing been presented consecutively in the United
States over 3,000 times. With a specially great
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And others, forming one of the strongest compa
nies traveling. A beautiful domestic love story.
Alternate tears and langhter.
Elegant embOMOd Souvenir Tiles presented to
all ladies attending on Tuesday night.
Sale of seats commences Saturduy, 9 a. m.
Reserved seats $1.00 and 75c.
Sealed proposals will be received up to Satur
day, March add, at 0 p. m., for
Moving the Rice and
Neill School Buildings.
Bids to be addressed to the Hon. William Ber
landi, Chairman of Committee on Ileal Estate,
corner Fourth and Wacouta streets.
Bidders can call upon .Mr. Berlundi and get all
The committee reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
By order of the Board of Education.
J. G. DONNELLY,
Corner of Wabashaw aad Fonrth streets.
Over Express Office. 270