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Wheat Shorts Amputate their
Own Noses in Their Anx
iety to Cover.
Reports From all Quarters, For
eign and Domestic, Favorable
to an Advance.
June Corn Climbs Skyward, and Then
Loses a Trifle of Its Enthusiasm.
The Provision Pendulum Swings Back and
Forth 20 to 25c, but There's no Life to
The Pacifies, with the Exception of North
ern, Lead a Sharp Wall Street Down
[Special Telegram to the Globed
Chicago, April 19.—The markets on
'change to-day were active and exceedingly
nervous, prices fluctuating widely and rapld-
ly. The firmness of yesterday was followed
by a larire advance, and the excitement at
times was equal to that witnessed on the re
cent decline. It was, in fact, a continuous
battle from opening to close, in which the
bulls, although at times meeting with revers
es, were really the victors. They were better
orgauized, and there was an increassd
confidence shown by nearly all classes of
operators on the long side. The advance,
however, wa? largely the result of competi
tion among the shorts, who, in their anxiety
to cover, bid up prices on themselves, much
to the dlappointment of some of the bulls,
who were ready auxious for a downward
turn to enable them to secure large lines of
long grain at lower prices. Provisions were
quiet aud attracted little attention.
Trading in wheat futures was very heavy,
and another sharp up turn was witnessed.
The New York and Liverpool cables were
favorable for sellers, but the prospects for
better weather caused a weak feeling at the
op< ning, and early sales were made at J£@%C
below the last sales on yesterday's call, and
there was apparently little disposition among
the large bulls to force advance,nor was such
action neccessary, as the shorts were eager
to cover their contracts. Seeing that the
longs were not selling freely aud that out
side orders to buy were coming
rapidly, they at once commenced, to buy
indiscriminately. Opening sales were at 80^
(3 J7c for May, and 88%@S9c for June.
From this point there was a decline to 86%e
for May, and S8;"-£c for Juue, aud then a
raliy under strong constant buying to 83%e
for the former aud 90%c for tbe latter. The
advance brought heavy blocks of long wheat
out, a considerable portion of which was held
by Milwaukee operators, aud the active real
izing caused a decline to 87-%'c for May, aud
from this point it reacted aud closed on
'change at S7£i(«/S7_%c and 2c higher for
Among the large buyers were Walker, Mur
ray, Nelson o: Co., and Lester, who have
lately been ou the bear side. Their pur
chases aggregated a very large amount, and
to meet this demand ou the part of tho
shurts there were heavy lines of long stuff
thrown overboard. A report was in circula
tion that Kershaw's sales alone must have
been pretty close to 3,000,000 bushels.
Wm. Murray . is also said to
have been severely punished, haying been
caught largely short. There was very little
shipping demand except to till orders from
millers, and it was stated that a uumbcr of
large lots recently bought for export was re
sold on the bulge, the owners preferring to
take tl.cfir profits here. Carloads of cash
wheat soid close up to May. Ou the curb
wheat advanced y x c per bushel.
Corn was very strong, and advanced with
great rapidity, a gain of not less than 3c for
the day being shown at one time on the bul
letiu boards, when June corn sold at 56)^c,
but this advance was only partially sustained.
The market was favorably influenced by
higher quotations from New York and Liver
pool. The demand to cover shorts and free
buying orders from the country was above the
offerings of the near or distant futures and
stroug competitive bidding by the different
classes of buyers, secured the advance. May
opened at 51%@52c, sold up to 543^e, and
after rapid aud severe fluctuations, closed on
'change at 53(i;53>$c. June, however, was
the leading option. It opsned at hZy%, and
after advancing to tho figure given above,
fell off, closing somewhat weaker, but still
active at 54*>£c On the curb corn was oasier,
with little trading, and prices lower. The
recciptf for the week were much larger thau
for the same time last year.
Oats opened firm in sympathy with wheat
and advanced JjC, but the demand from aU
classes of buyers was moderate and the re
ceipts large, and when other grain declined
the advance was lost.
Provisions were quiet and did not seem to
ivmpatbize with the activity of grain. Spec
alation was slower and smaller in volumo
than on any previous day of the week, while
in cash product the trading was on an ex
ceedingly light scale. Fluctuations in pork
were confined to 20@25c, and at the close
prices were only a shade easier than at 1
o'clock yesterday. Tho demand for ship
ment was light. May ranged at $16.80@
16.85. closing at $16.82%@1<3.85; June was
12J<@15o higher and closed at $16.95@
In lard the fluctuations iu tho day's price
were limited to 6@10c and the closing quota
tions on 'change were about tbe same as on
yesterday. The market was devoid of interest
ing features, and what speculation there was
was confined to the near futures. May ranged
at email@example.com, closing at $3.37)£, June
ranged 10c and July 5@10c higher.
Short ribs were stronger, but trading was
moderate. Closing prices were 2%c above
Trade was slow In toe cattle market and
prices a shade lower, especially on heavy
cattle, as there was little or no demand in
that direction, but good light cattle under
went little or no change, as the dressed beef
dealers were wanting about their usual Sat
urday's supply. Butchers' stock sold steady,
as did also the few loads of stockers and
feeders on the market.
The number ©f sheep on sale was too
■mall to call out buyers, hence there was lit
erally no market. There were small lots car
ried over, the owners fancying that prides
will rule higher on Monday.
Speculators opened the hog market with a
rush, and sent up prices on themselves 5@
10c, but they found they could not realize as
quick as they expected, and long before noon
they were willing to sell out at 3@10c de
cline, so the market virtuaRy closed about the
same as yesterday, after being up and down
A. M. Wright & Co. say: " While we see
nothing in the situation to change our opinion
regarding toe future of the market, we ad
vise caution on the part of buyers, as It is
much safer to buy on soft than hard spots,
and the latter are sure to occur, no matter
how high prices may ultimately go."
McCormlck, Kenuott o^Dajc say-: «Wheat
is still too cheap, and we advise buying on
any material decline. We look for higher
prices for corn and would buy on soft spots."
Milminc, Bodman & Co. say: "The local
crowd here have loaded up heavy and will be
reckless sellers as soon as tbe reaction starts.
The export demand will most likely be shut
off by tbe advance and the crowd get long,
and the market be in condition to decline as
rapidly as it has advanced. We think the
advance has been too large and sudden to be
maintained, and unlcs we can have steady
support in the shape of better cables, we
think a decline likely to follow. This market
is, however, much excited and unsettled and
dangerous to handle either side. We con
tinue our stationary advice to our friends to
handle themselves lively in this kind of a
market, stopping losses within ]4ci Pos"
sible, either way. We will have more con
fidence in the advance if the export demand
increases. We think the advance has pro
bably gone far enough for the present and
think sales on the bulges are now compara
"We think corn is a good purchase on tbe
breaks, as we believe it has more grit than
wheat, although there is some talk now that
capitalists are refusing to make advances to
carry the corn through May and June, but
we judge that it will make little difference, as
corn usually moves out quickly on the open
ing of navigation."
Crosby & Co. say: "The sellers of wheat
of to-day will be the buyers if the situation
remains strong Monday, and they cannot re
place without bidding on each other. The
closing is strong, and we look for an active,
buoyant market next week."
W. II. Minor says: "While the advance
has been great and rapid and should natur
ally look for a break wc cannot discover as
yet any such signs, we would advise buying
on breaks as they occur."
| Special Teleerain to the Globed
Chicago, April 19.—The week closed with
money steady and in fair demand. Banks
report a sufficient supply for legitimate busi
ness requirements. Gilt-edge call loans are
made at uf«;5 per cent., and the average
business time paper is taken at 7 per cent.
Eastern exchauge was less freely ottered,
New York selling at GOc pre
mium per $1,000. Foreign was firm
and a little inclined to be scarce, sixty day
documentary sterling being quoted at
$4.86^. Country banks take only small
lots of currency. Iu a general way the
meney markets show no new feature nor par
ticular change from last wed:. The clear
ings for the week were were $4-5,48H,,429
against $41,CSS,091 for the corresponding
week in 18S:j, and tbe balance $5,098,'226,
against $3,^80,746 lor the same week last
| Special Teletrram io the Globe. 1
New Youic, April 19.—Stocks opened
rather firm and Missouri Pacific was marked
up to 82>5, evidently for the purpose of un
loading. The pressure to sell increased as
the day worn on. At 1 o'clock Union Pa
cific touched 68, Missouri Pacific went below
51 aud Ohio Cc Mississippi sold at 7SJ^. The
Coalers, particularly Beading, were quite
weak. The bank statement was unfavorable,
showing a decrease in specie of $3,113,800
and a reserve of $1,049,850. West Shore bonds
acted b-idly, and were two per cent, below
last evening's figures. The Vanderbilts were
very well sustained for a time, also the Oma
ha aud Northern Pacific preferred, but suc
cumbed later in the day. Chicago, Burling
ton & Quincy was fairly active, and sold off
easily. Ore stock and bonds looked badly
again. The market was quite feverish at
times. Blayback attacked Canadian Pacific
in the last hour, breaking it to 48 as against
52 yesterday. It rallied quickly to 50. Union
Pacific looked very sick at the last, the bears
selling it with a will. Pullman sold at 111K
The market was pretty thoroughly demor
alized in the late dealings, and Ihere was uo
change for the better when business ceased.
Union Pacific earnings for April it is esti
mated will show a decrease of SGOO.000. Al
tou for the secoud week of April gained
§800. The late quotations in Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy are ex-rights.
Henry Clews & Co. say: "The market
bad some hard knocks to-day, and every
effort was made to impair confidence and to
force stock out of the hands of holders. The
properties that suffered most were Union
Pacific, Central Pacific, Missouri Pacific, Can
ada pacific, Wabash preferred and Texas Pa
cific, being all the Pacifies but the Northern,
wdiich refused persistently to come in liue as
a weak sister. More lirmnes3 was shown by
it than almost any other stock on this list.
Stop orders bought out the bulk of stocks
sold, excepting those for short account.
While the closing was somewhat better than
the worst, still it was far from being encour
WILLIAM WALTER PHELPS
Says There is no 306 This Time, and
Blaine Will he Nominated.
[Special Telegram to the Globe[
Washington, April 19. —William Walter
Phelps, the representative from the Fifth
New Jersey district, may be a dude, as he is
called by some people, but if so it is a pity
there are not more dudes in congress. He is
a good talker and talks to the point when he
says anything. More than that, be talks in
such a way that people listen to what he
says, and that can be 6aid of very few mem
bers of the present congress. There are,
perhaps, a half dozen, possibly a
dozen, men in the bouse who
may lay just claim to the eminence of being
beard when they talk. Kelley, Phelps, Mc-
Kinley, Reed, Morrison, Randall and Frank
Hurd are always listened to when they talk.
Mills, Tucker, Calkins and Kasson are occas
ionally able to hold the attention of the house,
but not always. Mr. Phelps is as good a
talker in private as he is in public.
"It seems to me," he said in response to a
question from your correspondent, "that
Mr. Blaine is going to be nominated this
"Why do you think so, Mr. Phelps?"
"I think he will have more strength in the
Chicago convention than any other one
man," he replied. "More than that be will
have greater strength than he ever had be
fore in any convention. I think he will
have less organized opposition than he ever
had before. In former conventions, partic
ularly that of 18S0, the opposition was thor
oughly organized and the fight against him
vigorous and bitter. This time there
does not seem to be any organized
opposition or any strong organization for
any other candidate. Now, in 1880 when we
went to Chicago for Biaine, there was a solid
wall of 300 against us. It was like granite,
and there was no possibity of making any
inroad upon it. Taik to any one of "those
306 about Blaine or any other candidate, and
he would say, and did invariably say, that it
was useless to mention any but Grant to
him. The result proved that this was true.
This time we have no such organization to
oppose, and going there as we shall with at
least one-third of the convention for Blaine,
and the other delegates with their minds not
made up for any particular candidate we
shaU be able to, I think, nominate him."
A Crooked Witness.
New York, April 19.—In the legislative
inquiry into the police department and lot
tery business to-day, F. A. Luthy instrumen
tal In breaking up the Simmons party,
boasted that he used the district attorneys
office to serve his spite against Simmons.
Luthy on the stand, called in a loud tone
for a glass of water, ostentatiously gave the
waiter a quarter and drank to Chairman
Roosevelt's health. He informed Roosevelt
he intended "to shoot his white necktie, for
when he wore it he was taken for a sucker."
He admitted he charged Simmons for "sums
paid to the police," which he pocketed him-
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1884.
A General Consideration of the
Whole Field of Can
The Pennsylvania Delegation Not as
Solid for Blaine as Re
Tilden's Nomination at Chicago by Acclama-
tion Among the Probabilities.
|Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washixgtox, April 19. —"I am not so
much against Blaine after all," said George
Gorham, ex-secretary of the senate. This
means that while Gorham does not favor
Blaine as first choice, he would rather
have him nominated than cither Lincoln
or Edmunds. The first represents nothing
in politics, has not more than ordinary ca
pacity in anything and is only talked of be
cause he is the son of his father, to whom he
bears no resemblance in head or heart. Ed
munds represents everything that is cold and
heartless, and it is logical, therefore, that the
old machine element in politics, still a pow
er to break down, favors Blaine, an impul
sive, manly genius, rather than those talked
of for the presidency because of sentiment
or negative qualities.
H Blaiue is as strong as newspaper reports
allege him to be, it looks as if he is to have a
walk over. However, certain facts are leak
ing out which go to show that the reported
feeling for Biaine is somewhat strained.
Chris. MaGee, of Pittsburg, is here fresh
from the Pennsylvania convention, which
has chosen him as a delegate to the Chicago
convention. Let me premise with the state
ment that MaGee is opposed to Blaine. I
asked MaGee how many of the delegates at
large from Pennsylvania favored Blaine.
"Only two," he said.
"But the convention instructed for
"Oh, yes; but two of the delegates at large
are opposed to him aud only two favor him."
A further conversation with Magce dis
clon d the fact that he had a leaning toward
Congressman Bingham, of Philadelphia,
a delegate, talks Lincoln.
It is beginning to be made apparent that
those who oppose Blaiue are ready to unite
on'Lincoln to defeat him. If Blaine does
not get through on the first or second ballot,
the scheme is to spring Lincoln upon the
convention to attempt a stampede. The
friends of Arthur will be in such a combina
tion as well as those of Edmunds. Arthur
and Edmunds are in alliance, no doubt
ready for anything to beat Blaine.
Gen. Sam. Cary told me last night that
the Greenback convention, soon to be h eld
at Indianapolis, will nominate Ben Butler,
and that he will accept. With a third candi
data in the field, more especially in the per
son of Ben Butler, Cary says Blaine cannot
A good deal of interest is being awakened
in the Ohio Republican convention, to be
held next week. If the delegation is not in
structed, Blaine's friends count ou thirty
Ohio delegates in his favor. Sherman is
privately advised that there is a strong un
dercurrent for Blaine. He acts, though, as
if powerless to check It. At all events, his
efforts to do it does not appear to the casual
Tbe defeat of the Gresham influence in
Indiana is rather disheartening to tbe pres
From this long range of observation, al
though Blaine may not have the Indiana
delegates-at-large, his friends claim he will
have a large contingent of the others. That
Blaine is most feared is evident because of
the assaults which are now being made upon
him. His enemies have ordered a large
edition of I'uvk, which represents him shock
ingly as the tatooed man in the presidential
dime museum, aud are circulating it broad
Democrats here are divided in opinion as
to whether Tildeu is a candidate. There is a
universal feeling that he could be elected.
Still there is uo popular demand for Hen
drick's as a tail to his kite, and some go so
far as to say that if Tilden is nominated he
would rather have some one else than Hen
drick's for the second place. The divisions
of the Democracy on the tariff make Tilden
stronger because his nomination would make
that question the secondary one in the cam
paign. The story circulated of his prepared
letter soon to be sprung, declining to be a
candidate, does not have as many believers
now as before the publication of hia letter to
the Chicago Iroquois clnb.
So far as Mr. Payne is concerned the talk
of his nomination only lags when Tilden is
discussed as the nominee. If Tilden turns
up after all a candidate the belief is he will
be nominated by acclamation, but if be is
not, that Senator-elect Payne will be the
strongest name before the convention.
The friends of McDonald, fearful that he
may be lost sight of, got up a side show here
by having a handful of eapitol employes from
the Hoosier state, calling themselves an
"Indianaassociation," indorse him. Good
natured Dan Voorhees by the same outfit
was prevailed upon to make a speech, which
ought to be read between the lines.
The Gen. Denver boom is being propelled
from this point, and it is a good thing for the
printers and pamphlet binders, and the fe £
who are in the "ring" conducting the liter
ary bureau. Denver, they say, has a fair
sized barrel and gives down liberally.
Blaine's book will be ready for sale by tbe
first of May. Agents have already been pro
vided for in almost every county in tho
country. It is expected that the book will
take the place of the literary bureau.
Flower, of New York, has now so they say,
taken a tumble, and is willing to sacrifice
himself for the second place with anybody.
Logan is not making much headway. He
defeated, iu an underhand way, Emory
Storrs as an Illinois delegate at large. Storrs
is now in the city swearing vengence against
"Black Jack." He will try and buy a proxy
from some southern delegate, so as to let
Logan know be still lives.
The Republican situation as it now stands
shows Blaine well to the front, with a disor
ganized, though very strong field against
him. He has had bad luck twice and a con
tinuance of it is hoped for by those who are
afraid of him. Edmunds, Arthur and Lin
coln will endeavor to combine the elements
to defeat him. The old Grant influence is
also against him, but will not combine with
the trio just named, because the followers of
Grant would rather have Blaine than Arthur,
Lincoln or Edmunds. If Blaine can hold
his old strength in the northwestern states
he will be hard to beat. He has lost ground
thus far in Wisconsin and Nebraska.
The Lexington Races.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Lexington, Ky., April 19.—The following
entries to the spring meeting of the Ken
tucky association have declared out: In the
Robinson stakes, J. Henry Miller; [Chinn &
Morgan's] chestnut filly, Grace J.; P. P.
Johnston's black filly Crescent;
Randall & Johnson's brown filly
Anna Woodcock; E. Carrigon's chestnut
filly Bonora; Wooding & Linn's brown filly
Catherine; Jas. A. Grinstead's chestnut filly
Gold Ban; Jas. A. Grinstead's chestnut filly
by St. Martiu; Fleetwood Nobles brown filly
Rebuke; G. Carroll's brown filly Athena; J.
B. Haggin's brown filly by imported Morti
In the Bush stakes—R. Roche's [Chinn &
Morgan's] brown chestnut colt, Burdette; R.
Puryear's [Chinn & Morgan's] chestnut colt,
FeUow Tyler; E. Heffner's [Chinn & Mor
gan's] bay colt, Le Logas; E. Canyon's bay
colt, Court Ban.
In the Louis aud Gus Straus stakes—£,
.Heffner's (Chinn & Morgan's) hay colt
In tbe Clay stakes—II. Ellsworth's im
ported bay filly MonzaDita; R. Roche's br.
(Chinn & Morgan's) chestnut colt, Banquet:
L. Barrett's br. (Chinn it Morgan's)chestnut
gelding P.oyal Arch; Chinn & Morgan's lay
In the McGrath stakes—G- Carroll's bay
filly Athena; R.Roche's [Chinn & Morgan's]
chestnut colt Burdette; R. Puryear's [Chinn
& Morgan's] chestnut coit Fellow Tyler; E.
Heffner's [Chinn & Morgan's] bay colt Le
Logos; E. Carrigan's chestnut filly Lizzie
Dwyer. J. O. Grinstead's gray filly Fau
chettc; Fleetwood stables bay filly Rebuke.
OF INTEREST TO SOLDIERS.
The Civil Service Law Shutting Vete
rans Out of the Departments.
An Effort to be Made to Introduce a New
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Washington, April 19. —Senator George
H. Pendleton's civil service law is now tbe
barrier which keeps Union soldiers out df
office. Recently there was introduced in the
house of representatives a bill proposing that
any applicant for appointment in the civil
service of the United States, the salary
of which did not exceed $1,000 a year,
who had served during tbe late war in the
army or navy, and been honorably dis
charged, should be eligible to appointment
as if he had passed the examination by law.
This was referred to the committee on re
form in the civil service, and Mr. Lyman, of
Massachusetts, has written an adverse report
for his committee. He finds that such an
act as the one proposed would, so far as it
went, aunul the provisions of the act to reg
ulate and improve the civil service,
approved Jan. 10, 1S83, which pro
vides that certain offices in the
civil service shall be filled only by com
petitive examination. Tbe proposed meas
ure would establish two classes of candi
dates for the *ame office, one class consisting
of persons who would only be allowed to
enter the service after giving proof of their
capacity to perform its duties, the other of
persons who were required to give no such
proof, and who might turn out to be totally
unfit for the work assigned them. Now the
long and short of this report goes to show
that under the Pendleton civil service law
a soldier who fought for his country can
not expect to be favored as against one who
fought ajreiust it, unless be is able to com
pote with him lu an examination which few
but college graduates can pass.
Monday an effort will be made under a
suspension of the rules to pass a bill to regu
late the granting of pension a in certain cases.
It allows every person specified in any
war in which the United States has been en
gaged, for three mouths or more, and who
is not roceiving a pension, or a greater pen
sion than the bill provides for, and who suf
fers from disability or disease, which there
is probable cause to believe was incurred
while in the service, or other known cause,
occurring since such service, shall
upon due proof be placed upon the list of
pensioners to receive a pension during the
continuance of his disability at a rate propor
tionate to the degree thereof. Persons who
have applied for pensions under the act of
July 14. 1862, aud amendatory acts, entit
ling them to arrears may elect to prosecute
claims under tbe act proposed. In establish
ing the claim of dependent parents It
is only necessary to show that
parents are without other means of
support than their manual labor or the con
tribution of those not bound for their sup
port. All applicants under the act who show
by rocord evidence that they were regularly
enlisted and mustered into the service and
served three months, are to be regarded as
having furnished evidence of good health at
the time of enlistment.
GEN, SWAIM'S DEFENSE,
He Lies or the Bateman Charges were
Washington-, D. C, April 19.—The let
ter of A. E. Bateman to the secretary of
war, preferriug charges against Gen.
Swaim, having been referred to Gen. Swaim
by the secretary of war for remark and for
such application as he might desire to make,
was returned to the secretary of war by Gen.
Swaim with the following statement:
Respectfully returned to the secretary of
war. I had a bank account with Bateman &
Co., and besides, I loaned them $5,000 at
six per cent, interest, for which they gave
me an instrument reading, "Due D. G.
Swaim or order five thousand dollars, value
received. Batoman & Co., Washington, D. C,
July 15, 1882." This is a negotiable
promissory note according to all the author
ities en the subject, and was transferred in
due course of business and payment de
manded but refused. Batoman cc Co. claim
ed set offs to the note, the correctness of
which 1 denied. I endeavored to effect a
settlement with them or refer the matter to
an arbitrator, but without effect. The note
was put in suit, but they now agree to refer
the whole subject to an arbitrator-, and, with
that view, the suit has been withdrawn.
The note, or due bill, as it is incorrectly
termed, is now in possession of
Bright, Humphrey & Co., endorsers
thereof. In regard to fradulent pay
vouchers the facts are as follows; Lieut. Col.
A. P. Morrow, at one time a member of
General Sherman's staff, and a comparative
stranger to me, came to my offico in com
pany with another officer, and requested me
to advance him several months' pay on his
pay accounts. I told him I did not do that
kind of business, but in a friendly way re
ferred him to brokers in the city doing such
business, and named Bateman & Co. with
others. I may have given him a note of in
troduction to that firm. I did not know for
some time afterwards that Bateman <fe Co.
had advanced money to Col. Morrow on his
pay accounts. It will be seen that I had no
concern or interest in these pay accounts
whatever, and all I did was a friendly act of
introducing a brother officer to those who
were in the habit of doing what I could not
do for him. I have uo knowledge of any
other pay account transaction with Bateman
& Co. The only request I have to make is,
that this statement may receive the same
prompt publicity that the within false ac
[Signed] D. G. Swaim,
Judge Advocate General.
BLAINE'S BIG BOOM.
Blaine, the Historian, More Successful
Thau Blaine, the Politician.
[Special Telegram to tho Globe. 1
Washington, April 19. —The develop
ments of the past few days have shown what
has been suspected all along that Mr. Blaine
is really the most active and perhaps the
most formidable candidate for the Repub
lican nomination in the field. A good many
people believe him stronger now than
ever before. His course in retiring
apparently from the political field and omit
ting all visible efforts to secure a nomination
has really strengthened him. It was a new
game, but one at which Mr. Blaine seems to
have been more successful than in the old
one of running a bureau and making an
open fight for the nomination. Instead of
telegraph wires in his house, and strikers in
every state and at every convention, he
lives quietly, seeing few people, is
seldom seen on the streets and working with
such secrecy that few people can realize the
attention be is giving to the subject, and the
fact that this uprising for him in Pennsyl
vania, New York and other parts of the
country is apparently spontaneous and with
no effort on his part is having a marked ef
fect in influencing others in his behalf.
Really Jas. G. Blaine, tbe historian, seems
to be a more formidable candidate for the
presidency than was Jas. G. Blaine, the poli
The Swiss government is to take vigorous
measures to suppress Anarchist literature.
The House Passes the Bill to Create a
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Cost of the Bureau Limited to Twenty-five
Thousand Dollars a year.
Several Members Take the Usual Saturday
Previlege of making Speeches.
I7te House of Representatives
Washington, April 19.—Mr. Cox, of
North Carolinia, from the committee on for
eign affairs, reported back the resoluiion,
calling on the secretary of state for a copy of
the list of certificates issued by the late Ven
ezuelan mixed commission, and "for infor
mation as to the amount of money on hand
applicable to tbe payment of new awards.
The speaker laid before tbe house the fol
lowing messages from the president, which
were appropriately referred:
Transmitting the report of the secretary of
sta.,e in regard to the final awards made by
the late French and American claims com
mission, against the United States for $025,
526; for the payment of claims of French
citizens against the United States. The pres
ident recommends the appropriation of that
sum to enable the government to fulfill its
obligation, aud of the treaty of January 15,
Also, transmitting a communication from
the secretary of state relative to the approach
ing visit of a special embassy from Siam.
The president recommends an appropriation
of $'25,000 to defray the expenses of the em
bassy while in ibis country.
Also, transmitting a commuuication from
the secretary of state respecting the approach
ing international conference at Washington,
for the purpose of fixing a meridan proper to
be employed as a common zero of latitude,
and a standard of reckoning throughout the
globe. The president recommends an ap
propriation of $10,000 to defray the expenses
of the same.
The house then went into committee of the
whole, Mr. Wellborne in the chair, on the
bills reported from the committee on labor.
The first bill considered was that establish
ing and maintainiug a department of labor
Mr. Hopkins, chairman of the committee
on labor, briefly called attention to the pro
visions of the bill and to the advantages to
be derived from its passage. The labor
problem was one of the most important
questions which demand and command the
consideration cf the people, and it was oi
greatest benefit to all that a department be
established, which should furnish authentic
and reliable data on the subject, and the bill
was not in the interest of any school of
political economy, but was intended to com
pile information for the use of protectionist
and freo trade alike. A great deal of atten
tion has been given to the American hog aud
the American steer, and it was time that con
gress should give more attention
to the American nian. Capital always
received consideration here, but legislation
in the interest of laboring people had been
rare and stinted. The present bouse had
shown some disposition to atone for past neg
lect by creating a committee on labor, aud
this bill has been greatly appreciated by the
laboring classes all over the laud. They
looked this bill as one of immense benefit to
them, because it would briug to the atten
tion of tbe country a full and faithful state
ment of their condition.
Mr. O'Neill of Missouri, said, the passage
of this bill was demanded by the laboring
men all over the couutry. They realized
that agriculture had been recognized by tbe
creation of a department of agriculture, that
the signal service protected the shipping in
terests, that commerce was benefited by a
bureau to collect information from consular
officers, and for the past two years they have
been asking for a bureau to compile informa
tion as to labor. The statistical bureau of
tbe treasury department could not accomplish
what was needed, and it was a deplorable
fact, that a portion of the people, who did not
work, knew little of the condition of that
larger portion which toiled.
Mr. Young had no doubt that when the re
port of this discussion went out to the coun
try, the laboring classes would be startled at
discovering they had so many ardent frieuds
ou this floor. The tone and temper of the
bouse had not seemed so friendly a week ago,
when the committee on public buildings had
brought in a number of bills, the effect of
which would have been to confer on laboring
men more practical good than would even be
accomplished by measures coming from the
committee on labor. Thousands of idle men
and willing workers would have been given
profitable emoloyment. He proposed to give
tbe pending bill has most cheerful and earn
est support, but hoped it would be amended,
6o as to establish a bureau of labor statistics,
as an adjunct to the agricultural department.
No question whieb could be considered by
this body was more far reaching in its in
fluence than this. No one more earnestly
demanded by the highest consideration of
Mr. Wolford said, if the object of the bill
was alone to show to the men engaged in
labor where they could get better
compensation for their work, it would
commend itself to every man who
loved bis couutry, but as he was not
thoroughly confident that that alone was the
object, he had some hesitation in giving Ids
unqualified support to the measure. If the
object was to point out to the rapidity of
men where cheap labor could be fouud, and
brought into competition with the honest
labor of the American people, he was utterly
opposed to it.
Mr. Belford spoke in support of the pro
posed amendment, prohibiting corporations
from importing foreign labor to compete
with American citizens. He reiterted the
statement made by him some days ago, that
the riot in Cincinnati had been, but the be
gining of communism in this country. The
riot at Braddock, Pa., had been occasioned
by the cupidity in the corporations in import
ing foreign loborers to compete wdth Ameri
can workmen and in preventing the latter
from having a fair chance to earn their hon
est bread and butter.
Mr. Bland suggested that protection did
not protect American labor.
Mr. Bedford replied, that at a meeting of
the operatives at Pittsburg, a series of reso
lutions were adopted, declaring that while
the protective system protected the manu
facturer, the wages of the laborer were con
Foram fayored the bill and strongly an tag
onized any proposition to put the work of
collecting labor statistics iu the hands of
the agriculture department,
Blount says, there is not a single thing in
the bill to justify the creation of this de
Mr. Hopkins replied to the criticisms
against tbe bill, and maintained that the
people who could be vastly benefitted by the
compilation of this information did not want
to see the bureau buried iu the agricultural
or treasury department.
Mr. Bayne, while heartily supporting the
general purpose of the bill, thoucht the sec
tion providing for an investigation of the re
ligious views of the laboring classes was a
plain violation of the spirit of the constitu
The bill then being open to amendment,
Mr. Kassou moved to change the word "de
partment" wherever it occurs, to "bureau,"
so as to read, "bureau ou labor statistics."
On motion of Mr. Kasson an amendment
was also adopted, changing tbe word "relig
ious" to "moral" wherever it occurs.
Mr. Biaud offered an amendment provid
ing that the bureau shall be uuder charge of
the president of the knights of labor.
Mr. Weller offered as a substitute a propo
sition that the commissioner of the bureau
shall be appointed by the president from a
list of names presented by the legislative
committee on education and labor.
After a desultory discussion Mr. Waller
withdrew bis substitute, and Mr. Bland's
amendment was lost.
Mr. Aikin offered au amendment strikin
out the provision for a commissioner on
labor statistics, and providing that the infor
mation be acquired by tbe commissioner on
agriculture through the bureau of statistics.
Lost, sixty eight to ninety-seven.
On motion of Mr. Bayne an amendment
was adopted requiring the bureau to collect
full statistics relating to immigration and
tbe importation of labor.
On motion of Mr. Cutcheon aa amend
ment was adopted, requiring it to inquire in
to the effect on production of the shortening
of the hours of labor.
On motion oi Mr. Warner the salary of the
commissioner on labor statistics was reduced
Numerous amendments were offered and
voted down, and although no debate was al
lowed upon them, the committee was the
scene of a good deal of confusion. Finally
the bill was reported to the house and passed.
Yeas 182. nays 19. It provides for the es
tablishment of a bureau of labor statistics, in
charge of a commissioner who shall acquire
all useful information upon tbe subject of
labor, its relation to capital, and the means
for promoting the material, social, intellect
ual and moral prosperity of laboring men
and women. He is authorized to employ
such employes a.- he may d< em necessary for
the successful working of the bureau; pro
vided tbe total expense shall not exceed $25,
000 per annum.
PROVISIONS AT CHICAGO.
A Comprehensive Review of the Trade
for the Past Week.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
CniCAGO, April 19.—The market for hog
products attracted considerable attention
during the past week from the speculative
interest, yet the volume of business trans
acted was lighter. An unsettled feeling pre
vailed during a greater portion of the time,
aud prices fluctuated considerable. The
speculative offerings were libera! early in th •
week, and prices declined materially on the
leading descriptions. Toward the close a
decidedly stronger feeling was developed
and prices partially rallied again, showing
considerable steadiness, though prices are
lower than one week ago. The shipping de
mand was fair, and it is understood, that buy
ers have accepted con product in
advance, which had been purchased on May
contracts, especially lard, short rib, si ! -
and hams. The receipts of hogs were some
what larger, which attracted Bome attention,
especially from the speculative element. The
market in a general way is in a very nervous
and sensitive condition, and changes in the
price of speculative articles are effected
by very slight influences, and
illative trading centered in contracts for
May, June and July deli,-cry and operators
arc transferring their contracts ahead as
much as possible. The receipts of product
were only fair aud the shipment-; were mod
erate. The export movement still shows a
gradual decrease compared with the returns
of last year. The outlook for a good supply
of hogs during the midsummer months is
regarded as more encouraging.
The foreign demand for hog products was
comparatively light and trading limited to
iildug a few orders for lard and special cuts
of bacon. Some property previously pur
chased and accepted in contracts and is be
ing forwarded. Dispatches from the Liver
pool market showed no material change in
that quarter, anil the continental markets
were slow. Prices were reported unchanged
excepting for lard, which was 2s. 9d. lower.
Manufacturers forwarded moderate quanti
ties of the product to their agencies abroad.
The domestic demaud for hog products
during the past week was only moderately
active, the irregularity in prices checking
busiucss to some extent. The demand was
Chiefly from parties who require product for
immediate wants. Orders from the south
were fair, but chiefly for small quantities
and mainly from interior points. Some of
the larger points accepted round lots on ma
turing contracts. Fair quantities of mess
pork, shoulders and sides were shipped to
Made with the Pacific coast market con
tinues of a limited character, and the de
mand is mainly for special articles. Orders
from the lumber districts and Canada, show
a little improvement, yet they are still small.
The demand from the mining and agricul
tural districts of the northwest was light.
Orders from the eastern markets were fair,
but trading was comparatively light, as they
were generally limited to figures below the
views of sellers.
There was considerable trading In the mar
ket for mess pork during the past week, but
the feeling was unsettled aud nervous, and
prices fluctuated frequently and within quite
a wide range. Offerings were free early and
a gradual reduction in prices of 50c@$l was
submitted to. Toward the close a firmer feel
ing prevailed and prices rallied 40@50c and
closed comparatively steady. The shipping
inquiry was lair, especially for small lots.
The receipts were light and ship
ments moderately large. Other
cuts of pork were in better demand aud a
fair business was reported at 50@75c decline
on most descriptions. A good business was
reported in tbe lard market, but at a very ir
regular range of prices. .Speculators traded
rather freely and there was a fair inquiry iu
a quiet way for shipment, including a few
orders from abroad. Early in the week
au easier feeling prevailed owing
to rather free orders, and prices
gradually receded S0@S4c per
100 pounds. Within the past day or two
more strength was developed, and prices
rallied I5@20c and closed steady. The re
ceipts from the interior were moderate and
the shipments considerably enlarged. The
movement and manufacture for the week
show a decrease in the supply ol about 7,000
tierces, and the stock on hand may be esti
mated at about 112,000 tierces.
A moderate business was transacted in the
market for beef products and prices ruled
easier for most descriptions. Offerings were
only fair, and the demand was chiefly for
small quantities. Foreign advices "were
rather unfavorable to sellers, aud the eastern
markets were easier and stocks not very large.
Beef hams were in fair demand and prices a
shade lower. Mess beef was quiet and prices
about 25c lower. Extra mess beef was in
moderate request in the way of filling small
orders, but prices were easier aud 25c lower.
Piate beef was in light demand, and prices
50@75c lower. Extra plate beef was rather
quiet, and prices 50@75c lower. Tallow was
in moderate demand and prices unchanged.
Frank Hatton's Influence.
[Special Telegram to tbe Globe. |
New York, April 19.—A AVashington dis
patch to the Tribune 3ays: "Frank Ilatton is
again on his way to Iowa, it is understood, to
wheel into line for Arthur the Iowa delega
tion to the convention. After Hatton's re
turn from his last visit to Iowa a prominent
Republican congressman from that .state
said: The president stood well in Iowa until
Hatton went out there to orgauize an Arthur
boom. Wheu the Republicans found out
what Hatton was after they did not
like it, and when they made the further dis
covery that the programme included his
election as a delegate to the national conven
tion they were mad all through. He did
Arthur more harm than can be repaired. I
don't believe Hatton can be elected a dele
gate to Chicago, even from his own town.
Iowa Republicans are not that sort of men
who wdll stand any sort of bossing from any
such man as be is. His visit helped Blaine
a good deal."
New Orleans Eace3.
New Orleans, Aprf£L9.—Seven furlongs,
heat race—Little Buttercup won in straights
Campauini third and second; Gilt second
and third. Time 1:30, 1:31, 1:31%
Cottrill stakes for three-year-olds, mile an
one half, won by Richard; Peter L second
Glenbard third. Time 2:42^-
Consolation races, mile—Brunswick first:
Ladv Loud second; Hickory Jim third. Time
Howard stakes, two miles, was won by
Wailenzc; Forsteral led at the mile auil
three-eighths, wheu Athlone and Wallenze
went up, the latter gaining the lead at the
half mile post. Entering the home stretch
Wallenze took a good lead, wiiich he main
tained to the cud: Forsteral second; Athlone
third. Time 3:36.
Mile —Barnum first; Polonia second; Man
itou third. Time 1:45>£.
BOOMING FOR BLAINE.
Iowa Primaries Make That State
Sure For Hini.
The Xew York City Deleerates all for Ar-
tliur But One.
[Special telegram to the Globe]
Dcixth, Mire.. April 19.—The Nelson
Republican county omwntion has decided
to call no committee, and has appointed
delegates to the Fergus Fails and Moorhead
conventions as follow*: z. D. Scott, C. H.
-. C. P. Bailey, c<- irge N\ Loom!*, E.
(h Swanstrum, O. II. Siuiouds aud George
The Nelson Republicans of Carlton county
elected the following as delegates: W. P.
Allen, A. S. Walking K. Wallace, Wlffism
Cox, J. E. Page.
Cleveland. April 19.—The Republican
convention of the Cleveland (21st) district
to-day, elected A. C Horden and Edwin F.
Cowles, delegates to the Chicago convention,
with <h T. Chapman and 1'. A. Dangler,
alternates. All arc for Blaine, but uuin
Cincinnati, O.. April 19.—Primary elec
tions were held in Hamilton county to-night
i 58 delegates to the Cleveland Repub
lican Btate convention to nom
officers, ami also delegates to the Chicago
convention. The Commercial <;<iz,Oc at mid
night has reports of :id delegates classified
thus: For Arthur 10: Sherman, with Ulaiuo
secoud choice, 1<; Hluine. with Sherman
second choice. 4: Unknow n, -l. (lounty con
ventions were held in the state for similar
purpose with the following results: Scioto
county, nine-tenths Blaine; Summit county,
Blaine; Jefferson comity, Blaine; Pickaway
county, Sherman; Holmes county, Blaine;
Marion, Blaine; Union county, -1 Sherman,
:: Blaine; Sandusky and Jackaou counties in
structed fur Blaine.
Ti.irn Sure for Blaine.
Des Moines, hi., April 19. ■ Specials to
the Register from Republican county conven
tions held to-day Bhow the following sum
mary: Appanoose instructs for Blaine and
for instructed Blaine delegation t> Chi
Allamakee uninstructed with a majority of
delegates for Blaine. The Os< lad
tion is unanimous for Blaine, and so is i
county. Adams Instructs for an instructed
Blaine state delegation. The Linn delegation
is unanimous for Blaine. Cedar, a majority
for Blaine. Delaware unanimous for him.
Hi nry, s for Blaine tuid '■'< for Arthur. Clay
ton mainly Blaine. Davis aninstructed and
non-committed. Crawford, three for Blaine
and four anti-Blaine. Buchanan and Keo
kuk nn Instructed and divided between
Blaine, Arthur and Logan. Twentj seven
of the 99 counties of Iowa have now held
their Republican conventions. These "-J7
c unties will have 259 ,.f 297 votes that will
be in the state convention, and of these 218
are fur Blaine to 40 for other candidates.
New Yobs, April 19. —Republican con
■■:■ess districts to-night delegates to the Chi
cago national convention as follows: Siuu
ditrict, John J. Obricn, John H. Brady;
Seventh district, John 1). Lawson, Charles N'.
Talntor; Eighth district, Robert O. McCord,
John Collins; Ninth district, Geo. Hlllard,
Jacob M. Patterson; Tenth district, Michael
Cregan, Bernard Beglin; Eleventh district,
John R. Lydecktr, Anson (I. McCooke;
Twelfth district, Edmund Stephenson, Win.
Dowd; Thirteenth district, Frank Raymond,
.John A. Eagleson;. The Ninth assembly
district bohed the Sixth congr ss district
convention,and nominated to the t I
convention George B. Dean, senior, and
Frederick S. Quibbs. These la^t named aud
McCook in the Eleventh district, are alone
claimed as anti-Arthur. All the rest are
[Special Telegram to tbe Globe.J
MOOBHEAD, Minn.. April 19. —The Clay
county Republican convention met thil
morning, and passed resolutions endorsing
the farmer;;' meeting in St. Paul, and advo
cating peace in the Fifth district. The fol
lowing delegates were elected to the .-date and
St. Paul delegates—L. O. Storla, J. Dins
more, John (lastaln.
Delegates to Fergus Falls—S. Torgerson,
P. O. Fiskum, A. M. Burdick, John Jcstin,
Geo. Ambs, Henry Johnson.
Delegates to Moorhead—Geo. Fuller, 11. B.
Webster, Geo. N. Lainpher, O. H. Smoby, A.
O. Kraignes, P. E. Thompson.
Ail were aninstructed.
Fifteenth tttiio District.
Columbus, O., April 19. —The contest foi
the Republican nomination for congress in
the 15th District hinged on Athens County
in which C. II. Grosvenor and Charles Town
send reside. Ninety-one delegates to tho.
Monday connty convention to choose thirty
delegates to the congressional convention
were elected by popular vote to-day. Gros
venor got 77 and will control the county
[Special Telegram to tho Globe.]
Medfobd, Wis., April 19.—At the countjl
convention held here to-day, Fred Barretfc
and G. W. Adams were elected delegates to
the congressional district convention. They
were not instructed but are informed thai
the county convention stood, for Edmunds)
8; Blaine 0; Arthur 4; Logan 1.
Iowa City, la., April 19.—The Democratic
county convention was a stormy affair to»
day. Resolutions favoring the nomination
of Tilden were' withdrawn although the con*
vention largely favored the old ticket.
Keokck, la., April 19. —Resolutions en
dorsing Tilden for president were adopted by
the county Democratic convention to-day.
Topeka, Kas., Aprii 19.—Reports from
nearly twenty Republican county convent
tions held today to choose delegates to the
congressional district and .state convention!
to be held next week to elect delegates to the
national convention at Chicago, show that
wherever presidental preference were ex«
pressed they were generally for biaine and
Lincoln, although Logan has many friends.
Chap.t.estox, W. Ya., April 19.—The Re*
publican state convention at Martinsburg,
according to opinions of politicians meeting
here to-day in county convention, will elect'
delegates to Cuicago instructed for BlainCi
Suit for Damages.
An action for $4,950 was begun in tho
United Slates circuit court yesterday by
Rogers & Crosby, the attorneys in behalf of
James J. Hogan against the Chicago, Mil
waukee & tit. I'aul Railroad company. It is
alleged iu the complaint that the plaintiff
was in the employ of said corporation as a
section hand; that on January 83, lS'iO, at S
point near Hastings, he was iustructed to
propel a hand car, and
that while 60 employed the car
came in contact with a dog which
obstructed the track, the result being
that the car was thrown from the track
while crossing a bridge and the plaintiff wat
prccipated down an embankment It i»
further alleged that before reaching the dog
the plaintiff warned his foreman of tbo ob
struction but that the latter paid uo attention
to his remark and refused to stop the car|
also that the accident was the result of sheei
negligence, and that plaintiff thereby sua- '
tained serious and permanent injuries. H!»
damages are laid at the sum named.
Aguero's Escape from Key West.
Key West, Fia., April 19.—In the matte*
of Collector Wicker and the Cuban filibusters
it is said that no dispatch reached him until
the evening of the 4th, six days after the
special agents at Savannah and Jacksonville
nud the cutters at remote points had been
notified, aud three days after the departure
of Aguero. The watch around the island ia