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The Leading Cereal Up and
Down, Closing at its
Varying Opinions Regarding the
Outcome of Thursday, De
Corn Manifested Considerable Ner
vousness in Sympathy with Wheat,
and Received Little
The 5rarkot for Hog Products was Un
settled :ind Irregular, Receding Early,
then Recovering Somewhat.
Wall Street Lively, with Lower Quo
tations, Union I'aciflc and Western
Union Beins Especially Toppy.
fhe Strength of the Itati Confined to St.
1'aul, Northwestern, Northern Pacific,
und the Coalers.
fr-pecial Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, April 2'J.—The grain market was
very uervous and moderately active, but
values being more largely controlled by local
Influences were exceedingly irregular, the
fluctuations being more rapid thau on any
previous day of the month. Wheat showed
tlie greatest activity, and touched the inside
and outside figures! which were covered by a
range of 1&@1%C, with unusual frequency,
but while the feeling was exceedingly fever
ish and the average price lower than yester
,<Uy, the market showed a wonderful ability
to absorb nil the offerings that c-;tme on, and
the closing prices indicated an undercurrent
which many of -the shrewdest of the opera
tors on the Hour regarded as favorable for a
sharp upturn. Indeed the outlook as far as
surface indications are concerned favors an
advance, and though great caution should be
used in buying, the short wide of the market
should be left entirely alone. The decreas
ing stock in Bight, the great anxiety shown
by exporters to secure offers of property, and
the very small arrivals at all primary
points favor higher prices. The corn market
also displays a fair degree of strength and
the statistical position i.s improved by the
rapidly decreasing stocks. The receipts of
22.009 hogs and the oilicial announcement
of 17,218yesterday instead of the estimated
15,000 caused a weak feeling in all specula
tion articles of provisions and prices suffered
a decline at the opening, but closed steadier.
The position of the trade, however, oilers
little real encouragement to buyers.
Wheat, ',vas active, but the feeling was weak
and feverish. Early quotations from New
York were a trille higher, but the public ca
bles from Liverpool were less encouraging
to buyers, the quotations being unchanged
and business moderate. The opening of the
session developed an increasing disposition
aiiidiiL,'lar^e holders to sell and the small
tailors also followed suit. Opening sales
were %@%c under yesterday's close, beiug
95J^C for June, and under heavy realizing,
including a considerable amouut held by
oulside parlies, who were disposed to unload,
and a good many large blocks held by the
heavy bull operators, who were supposed to
be anxious for a severe break on which to
buy larger lines, prices quickly receded to
D-lJ^c for June, when active buying caused
au advance to 95}-£c, but increased
buying sent prices back to
94J4C, and, after repeated fluctuations,
between 04 and 95%^, June closed on 'change
at 95(«'.!5'., c. May sold about lc under June
and July frequently touched the same figures.
On the call wheat was tinner, and advanced
to 0534c for June, but on the cash a wtak
feeling prevailed, and the Juue option closed
is! '.'l-.i'c, with May 2Ji'c lower. The visiule
supply a3 compiled here aud in New York
closely correspond aud show a decrease of
over 2,000,000 bushels. Tho fact that those
who hold the bulk of cash wheat here have
notified the bunks who have advanced money
on it that the grain will be delivered Thurs
day induces many to think that the delivery
of such a large amouut of cash property will
severely depress pric< s. The fact, however,
that very little money has been hsked for to
carry the wheat justifies the conclusion that
it will be quickly taken by parties who are
scarcely known to the deal, but who are
amply able take the wheat and put it away.
Corn was moderately active, but the vol
ume of business was not so large as on yes
terday, aud prices were very unsettled, fol
lowing wheat in its fluctuations up and down.
The feeling was also very nervous and the
opening a shade under yesterday's last sale,
or at 50££c for July. From this point prices
to 5Sc on free selling by longs, some
of whom had previously bought on the
strength of wheat. When wheat advanced
corn rallied to 59c, but closed on 'change at
58Jg@58%c. On the call corn was steady,
but on the curb it was weaker, declining %
@lic. There was less demand to cover
shorts, as very large lines were bought ves
terday, but it was thought there was con
siderable buying in a quiet way to hold, and
the shipping demand for low grades was ac
tive. The visible supply was reported to
show a decrease of 2,*00,000 bushels since
The market for oats opened firm, with fair
speculative trading, and prices advanced J^c
@ }4C over yesterday's closing, but the mar
ket was governed by corn, and when that
cereal broke oats also ranged lower, declin
ing J^c @ J.£c from outside prices. After
this the market became quiet and steady,
reacting so as to close about the same as
yesterday. The visible supply shows an in
crease of 159,000 bushels over last week.
There was a fair degree of activity in the
market for hog products, but the feeling was
unsettled and nervous duriug the greater
portion of 'change and prices fluctuated con
siderably. The receipts of hogs were liberal
and prices ruled lower, which had a tenden
cy to increase the speculative offering of the
product early in the day and caused a mark
ed reduction in prices. Later the feeling
was stronger again and the greater portion
of the decline recovered. The shipping de
mand was moderate and chiefly in the way
of filling small orders.
Pork was unsettled and prices irregular,
offerings being rather free at times, and the
demand not particularly urgent. At the
opening prices were 10@15c lower, which
was followed by a further reduction of 12@
15c. Later a firmer feeling prevailed, and
prices rallied 25@30c, but soon settled baek
again 10@12>£c and ruled comparatively
Lard was fairly active and prices somewhat
irregular within a moderate range. Specula
tive offerings were rather frae and the de
mand fair. The market opened easier, and
prices deelined 5@10e early in the day, but
rallied 5@7><c, and ruled comparatively
steady to the close.
Only a moderate business was reported in
the market for short ribs. The market was
easier and prices averaged lower. The de
mand for shipping acount was very moder
Xhi< fat cattte trade was fairly active aud
prices firm on all the best. Shippers were
rather slow, but the dressed beef buyers
"pitched in" lively during the morning.
Butchers' stock was in good demand and
steady. The demand for stockers and feed
ers was rather slow. Prices yet seem too
high to draw out buyers. The supply is not
heavy, yet fully equal to to the demand at
present. There was a fairly active demand
lor hogs during the morning, with a steady
range of prices, only occasionally a lot sell
ing 5(g;10c lower. The market barely av
eraged 5c decline. The packing company
were oji the market for the first time for the
summer season, and bought liberally, but
Armour was out of the market during the
forenoon, so that the demand from the new
buyers was offset by the absence of some of
the old ones.
There was a sharp demand for fresh re
ceipts of sheep. All sorts sold a shade higher.
Prices averaged 45@50c over the lowest
prices of last week.
Crosby & Co. say: " We see no change in
the situation a3 a result of the day's busi
ness, and think the short interest is increas
ing. After the deliveries Thursday we antici
pate more activity and higher prices,"
Milmine, Rodman & Co., say: "The whole
deal is now badly mixed and uncertain, and
many conservative dealers are standing
aside and doing "nothing, waiting for the
clouds to roll by, so that they can catch their
bearing^ once more. The export demand
has been practically shut off by the advance,
and if higher prices are obtained now it must
come from further excitement in specula
tive circles. We still have more faith in
corn than wheat, believing it possesses more
|Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, April 29.—The supply of loana
ble funds being in excess of ail legitimate
requirements, the market is easy at 5r3>7 per
cent. On sharp call loans there are lenders
at 40t4}4 Per oeut. A firmer feeling pre
vailed in the market for eastern exchange
and sales between city banks were at 60c
premium per $1,000. The bank clearings
were $7.2'J9,000 against $8,015,000 yester
day. Orders for currency were light.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.l
New Yokk, April 29.—It has been one of
the liveliest days of the season in Wall street.
A fair day's business was recorded before
the noon hour was reached. The worst
break during the morniug was in
Central Pacific. It was off five
points from last evening's figures,
Union Pacific and Western Union Telegraph
received particular attention for the bears
each losing over two per cent. Lake Shore,
in the face of all this, advanced to 9GJ<^.
Denver icted very toppy, dropping below 11.
The Coalers managed to make small gains,
also the Grangers. Thare was almost apanic
at one time on.Union Pacific and Western
Union Telegraph. The bears came to the
rescue later in the day, and immense line of
shorts were purchased. This helped the situ
ation for a timp. As their support was with
erawn the market sagged. Missouri Pacific
looked yery ragged, as did Western Tnion
Telegraph. Heavy selling characterized the
dealings in the closing moments. The
short interest is large and deliveries poor,
but there appears so be no power able to
check the decline, which continues from day
Henry Clews & Co. say: "If Mr. Gould
would make another exhibition of his secu
rities after deducting those sold to-day, we
doubt very much if the show would excite
lnilf the cupidity aroused by the former. West
ern Union was sold most liberally declining,
from 04>8 to 61, and so closed, which price
is a commentary upon the confidence Inves
tors have in so-called 7 per cent, dividend
earning stock. There is no doubt that Mr.
Gould has been the engineer controlling the
recent bear movement in the market. When
he discovered some time ago the impossibili
ty of selling his Western Union and Missouri
Pacific, excepting in retail lots, it is very
clear he sold short against them a vast
amount of other stocks which had a market,
and now uses Western Union and Missouri
Pacific as a hammer to break prices. The
recent campaign since his return home has
been fiercely waged by that method,
his losses on long stock
being made up by his profits on the shorts
(providing he succeeds in covering in time).
Central Pacific made a very good record <or
one day, declining 4l}4 points. The only
stocks that gave auy evidence of strength
wcro St. Paul, Northwestern, Lake Shore, the
Coalers and Northern Pacifies. This was
particularly noticable owing to the efforts
made to break them. The Philadelphia mar
ket, which is usually perfectly happy to keep
within }£ per cent, of ours, had a little fun
to-day all by itself, with Jersey Central run
ning the price up from 4 to 5 points above
Clilcajro Live Stock.
Chicago, April 29.—The Drovers' Journal re
ports: Hogs, receipts 2,200 head; shipments
3,500 head; the market was Blow and 10c
lower; rough packiug $email@example.com; packing
aud shipping S5.firstname.lastname@example.org; light $5.20<§>5.75;
skips $4.00®4.75. Cattle, receipts 6,000 head;
shipments 2,300 head; the market was alow,
but steady; export grades $G.email@example.com;
good to choice shipping $5.40@.0.20; common
to medium S5.30(&5.79, Sheep, receipts 2,500
head; shipments 300 head; the market was
brisk and 10c higher; inferior to fair
Si.00^4. 75 per hundred pounds; medium to
good $5.00(ail}.00; choice to extra $5.75(5*0.25.
New York 13 ry Goods.
New York, April 20.—The exports of do
mestic cotton9 for the past week were 3,540
packages, making for the expired portion of the
year 58,000 packages, against 51,796 in 1882, and
50,399 in 1881. There has been a very fair bus
iness in some classes of woolens, otherwise the
the demand aud movement was dull and unin
CrJrcraHATI, April 29.—Whisky, steady at
Chicago, St- Paul & Omaha.
|Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, April 29.—An official, promi
nently connected with the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha road, says the corps
of surveyors who are now running lines in
Nebraska, in the vicinity of Decatur, are in
the service of his road and not as popularly
supposed employed by the Nebraska Central.
He declares that they are working to head off
the latter road, and that the Omaha, backed
by the Northwestern, will duplicate every
mile the Nebraska Central builds.
■Winona, Alma & Northern.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Dttbuque, la., April 29.—J. W. Tracer,
of Cedar Rapids, president of the Wiuona,
Alma & Northern railroad, to day accompan
ied over the proposed route of the road in
Grant county, the jury which has been sum
mened to condemn the right of way and
assess damages. Concerning the rumor that
the road would not be built he said he knew
nothing and had no reason to believe it
Base Ball Yesterday.
At Baltimore.—Baltimores,16; Nationals, 5.
At New York.— Detroits, 19; Brooklyn, 1.
At Dayton, Ohio. —Allegheny Reserves, 4;
| Daytous, 5.
ST. PAUL, MINX, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1884.
The House Babel Lulled to
Quiet by a Masterly
Democrats and Republicans Ero
nounce the Effort the Best
Hiscock's Speech Pales to Insig
nificance in Comparison to that
of the Ohio Statesman.
Pen Pictures of Representatives Morse, of
Massachusetts and Oscar Turner,
Serjeant-at-arms Canaday Introduces His
Economical Views in the Collection
of Senate Towels.
t Special Telegram to tho Globe.]
Washington, April, 29.—The speech of
Mr. Hurd, of Ohio, in advocacy of the Mor
rison tariff bill, was decidedly the ablest ef
fort of the session, and doubtless the most
brilliant of the many addresses of that dis
tinguished publicist. As this speech had
been anticipated not only by his colleagues
but by the public, the seats on the floor and
in the galleries were filled with an expectant
auditory, and Hurd did not disappoint either.
While he spoke without notes or manuscript,
it was evident he had carefully prepared
himself, and the lines of his argument were
closely and carefully followed with
out that divergency which usually
characterized extempore speeches. He
avoided traveling in a circle, but discussed
each proposition in a masterly manner, pass
ing rupidly to those which followed, but neg
lecting none. The house was hushed to per
fect stillness, which is a rare occurrence in
this babel, and Hurd lost no opportunity in
fully Improving the situation. His voice was
musical, attended in utterance with a half
tremor, which added largely to the effect.
His words were well chosen and his sentences
artistically rounded, leaving no jar upon
ears sensitive to the employment
of wretched grammar and illy
turned phrases so common in the
oratory of the house. He was listened to
with wrapt attention, and it seemed as if both
sides were equally enchanted with hi3 rhet
oric, no matter how much others may have
differed upon the facts and conclusions pre
sented. Mr. Hurd's effort was pronounced
by all who listened to it as "the" great speech
of the present congress, perhaps unexcelled
by any delivered of late years on the floor of
the house or senate. The orator received an
ovation alter he had closed his remarks of
which any public man might well
have been proud. Rounds of ap
plause from floor and gallery
greeted his close and members gathered round
him in scores to offer their congratulations.
The scene was vivid and exciting, and sever
al minutes elapsed before quiet was restored,
and Mr. Hurd's colleague, Judge Geddes,
took the floor in opposition to the bill. Of
course, after Hurd's brilliant speech, all oth
ers seemed tame.
A WEARYING 8PEEC1I.
Mr. Hiscock, of New York, who opened the
debate against the bill, made a long and
laborious effort to demonstrate the manifold
iniquities of horizontal or other tariff re
duction. The usual dreary waste of statistics
compiled from the census report constituted
greater portion of his argument, and
in consequence Hiscock did not show to ad
vantage and his speech degenerated into dull
monotony so that everybody rejoiced at its
conclusion; as a forensic effort it hardly ap
proached McKinley's protectic tariff speech,
although it may read as well iu print.
Mr. Morse, of Massachusetts, read a very
able presentation of the conclusions which
induced him to advocate the passage of the
bill. He favored sweeping reductions in the
tariff and vividly pictured the charges at
tending the accumulation of such a vast sur
plus in the treasury. Mr. Morse's opinions
become important in view of the
fact that he has hitherto been classed
against tariff reform and supported at the
last congress the creation of a tariff commis
sion, and voted to concur in the conference
report on the tariff bill. Since that time he
has become convinced that the necessities of
the situation peremptorily demand a reduc
tion of government revenue, the enactment
of a national bankrupt law and the cessation
for two years, at ltmst, of silver coinage. Mr.
Morse has bejen elected as a Democratic
member from the Boston district for the past
five congresses, and proposes to retire abso
lutely upon the close of the present term. He
was born in Bavaria, of Jewish parentage,
emigrated to America in early life, com
menced business without money or friends,
aud in the aristocratic "Hub" has amassed
a large fortune and has achieved enviable
A SOCTIIERX TTPE.
Oscar Turner, of Kentucky, is a fair sam
ple of the strong-minded, half-educated class
in the south, who forms his own opinions
and delivers them in coarse but telling
speeches. Large and ungainly, with tobacco
juice wetting the corners of his mouth, he
presents anything but the picture of refine
ment and culture, such as Carlisle, Black
burn, Willis and Phil Thompson, but under
neath the rough exterior of Oscar Turner lies
a wealth of hard common sense, which if
freed from prejudice would make him a man
of more than ordinary mark. He was, elect
ed to the fortieth and forty-seventh congress
es as the regular democratic nominee,
and elected to the forty-eighth
as an independent Democrat, beating both
his Democratic and Republican competitors.
His speech in favor of the bill was of a very
different character from that of Hurd, but
had it been delivered at the hustings would
have been received with more eclat.
Commenting on Kurd's speech, Judge
Kelley observed to a correspondent, that it
would help the protectionist cause more
than any speech delivered on that side, even
his own, which had been highly compliment
ed by his high tariff constituents. He
thought that was paying a high compliment
to Mr. Hurd, but independently of this he
pronounced Hurd's speech as the very per
fection of rhetoric, the like of which has not
been heard under the dome of the capitol in
Messrs. Dorsheicper and Hewitt, of New
York, and Randolph Tucker, are in training
for tariff speeches and pluming themselves
for oratorical flights. They are all good
speakers, but when compared witl|4lurd thev
must pale their ineffectual fire* Hewitt
puts Ms propositions in excellentlhape, but
is apt to fly off the track and jump the fence
at any moment.
The Evening Star is authority for the state
ment that Randall said yesterday he had
forty-seven Democrats who would "stand
staunch and true against the Morrison in
iquity, and they would strike oat the enact-
ing clause." Tho tariff reformers claim,
however, they are gaining strength every
day, and that the bill will certainly pass.
There is dissatisfaction among the Demo
crats who want the tobacco tax abolished at
the dilatoriness of the ways and means com
mittee on that subject.
Ex-Senator Dorsey was expected to appear
before the Springer committee to-day, but
failed to put in an appearance.
The house appropriations committee had
the army appropriation bill under considera
tion to-day, and expected to complete it this
evening. The house committee en public
lands to-day agreed upon a bill to repeal the
pre-emption and timber culture acts and
amend the homestead laws.
The trial of Ex-Senator Kellogg, indicted
for receiving a bribe to increase pay on mail
routes in Louisiana and Texas, is exciting
considerable attention in view of his political
prominence and delegateship to the Republi
can national convention. Tee general opin
ion is that he is too smart to be caught, and
will pull through somehow or other.
AX AMUSING 8TOBY
Is current at the capltol concerning the new
method of collecting soiled towels and re
placing them with clean ones in the various
committee rooms of the senate. Mr. Cana
day, the new sergeant-at-arms, is from the
wilds of North Carolina, wtere towels are
doubtless objects of great veneration. Being
advised that towels are- not infrequently car
ried off, possibly by senators and employes,
and that this item of expense trenches large
ly upon the senate incidental fund, he has
adopted an economic and novel plan to care
for this article of government property.
Custodian Draper, accompanied by two stal
wart employes, one of whom is bearer of
soiled and the other of clean towels, calls at
a committee room each morning. Draper
takes his stand at the door, while two colored
men advance majestically to the towel racks.
Tho first gathers up the soiled towels and
hauds them to the second man, who solemnly
announces thoir number. Draper repeats
the number and enters it in his memoran
dum book. No. 1 then hauds No. 2 an
equal number of clean towels, the number
of which Is also reported aud entered in the
book, and the procession moves off to the
next committee room to go through the same
pantomime. Under this economical plan it
only costs the government §3,040 per an
num to care for and distribute towels.
Draper's salary Is $1,800 and the two colored
men receive respectively $1,000 and $840.
When Col. Bright was sergeant at arms,
clean towels were handed out to committee
messengers without stint.
CATTLE AND FORE.
Secretary Teller awarded the contract for
975 barrels of Indian pork at Chicago tc H.
O. Armour at $17. F. H. Evans, of Sioux
City, obtained the contract for cattle, deliv
erable at Crow agency, Montana; 3."0 heifers
at §30.50; 350 cows at $31 and 40 bulls at
Hans M. Hogestad has been appointed
postmaster at Camp, Minnesota, and Emma
N. Griffin at Stetson, Dakota.
TWO HEROIC GIRLS.
Je/mie and Mary Gaff Put to Flight
a Sable Fiend With Evil Intent.
[Special Telegram to the Globe]
New York, April 29.—Jennie Goff, nine
teen years old, aud her sister Mary, sixteen
years old. are orphans, and live alone in a
cottage in Rossville, on Staten Island. The
sisters own the cottage. Their mother died
five months'- ago. Both of them are highly
esteemed. On Sunday night Thomas Wil
son, a colored man, forced open a window
and got into their bed chamber. Jennie,
the elder sister, is a handsome brunette, five
fe.et and 6 inches high, well-developed, and
muscular. The manner iu which she put
the negro to flight was thus told by her to
My sister Mary and myself have always
slept in the same bed upstairs. Last night
we retired after fastening the doors and win
dows. How long we had been asleep I could
not tell when I felt myself smothered. I felt
some one strangling me end keeping a terri
ble grip on Miy throat. Then a light was put
in front of my face. I could hardly moye
before that, but when the negro, for I saw by
the light he was a colored man, turned to put
tho light away, he loosened his grip on my
throat a little. I expected that it would be
my last chance for life, but I made a desper
ate move sideways and broke his grip.
Then I rose up, and with my clenched
fist struck the man with all my
strength in the face. He wa3 kneeling on
top of the quilts, and I knocked him off on
the flour. He again sprung upon the bed,
when I hit him a second time, and with the
other hand I scratched hU face so that the
skin was under my nails this morning. I
was not a bit frightened, but terribly angered.
As the man sprang at me the second time I
shouted to my sister: 'Heavens its a nig
ger.' Mary was too much frightened until
she heard my voice, then 6he screamed as
hard as she could, and so did I. The man
dashed out the light and attacked me a third
time I continued to struggle with him, how
ever, and soon I found that my blows were
defeating him. So I kept on hitting and
scratching as hard as I could. Our screams
were kept up all the while, aud that, with
the resistance, must have convinced him he
had better leave. He ran to the window of
our room, raised it and began to climb out.
As he sprang to the ground I gave him an
other blow, which caused him to go sprawl
ing headlong. His chin struck an ash can
on the sharp edge. The policeman told me
this morning it almost severed
his windpipe, and ho very near
ly bled to death before they caught
him. Then I jumped from an attic window
to the ground in my night clothes and ran to
Mrs. Platt's house, next door. The two Platt
boys hurried out. Blood maks led from the
door to the stairway leading to the cellar,
however, and there they found Wilson, who
was bleeding terribly from a large cut in his
throat, and he was too weak from loss of
blood to speak at first. They called a doctor
and sewed up the wound. Then he was
brought to the house, and I identified him.
We had until a few weeks ago a very savage
dog about the house and generally took it in
at night, but it bit a man some time ago and
Wilson was employed to shoot and bury it."
Wilson was arraigned at Rossville to-day
and taken to Richmond county jail, as it was
believed the people might attempt to do vio
lence to him if he were kept in the neighbor
hood of Rossville.
Committed for Trial.
Des Moines, la., April 29.—Wilson and
Smyth, accused of the murder of Hiram Jell
erson, their father-in-law, by hanging him to
a tree last Friday night, for the alleged rea
son of criminal intercourse with his own
daughter. Wilson's wife, waived a prelim
inary examination to-day. The parents and
wives of the prisoners visited them to-day,
and the latter endeavored to induce their
brother Cicero to retract bis confession of
participation in the crime with the other two,
but he stoutly maintained the truth of Us
Hon. Fred Dong-lass Denied a Hearing
But Gets in a Few Words.
The Work Done of a Sensible Nature, and
Could be Advantageously Copied.
Pittsitcrg, Pa., April 29. —The inter state
conference of colored men assembled in Mu
nicipal hall this morning, and delegates were
present from Connecticut, Rhode Island,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Virginia, District of Columbia, Indi
ana, Illinois, Kansas and Louisiana to the
number of seventy-five. Among them were
Fred Douglass and Bishop Green, of Ohio.
The convention is composed of a fine body
of men, and determination was expressed to
prevent it being used for political purposes.
At ten o'clock Rev. C. S. Smith, Bloomfield,
111., delivered an address, stating the objects
of the conference, called the convention
to order, and Robert Jackson, of Pittsburg,
was elected temporary chairman. An ad
dress of welcome made by Win. Barks, of
Pittsburg, and a response by Robert Pelham,
Jr., of Detroit. The committee on perma
nent organization will report this afternoon.
Fred Douglass was nominated for temporary
chairman, but the convention approved the
nomination of Jackson.
The convention reassembled at two this
afternoon, and as the committee on perma
nent organization was not ready to report,
the time was taken up in reading letters
of regret from D. A. Starker, Columbia,
S. C.; Jere A. Brown, Cleveland; J. Thomas
Fortune, New York, and others who were
unable to attend. Starker suggested, in view
of the recent decision of the supreme court,
declaring the civil right bill unconstitutional
that the convention demands that the Ri -
publican party at Chicago make an unmis
takeable declaration of Its purpose to secure
to the colored citizens equality with his fel
low citizens, the constitutional right to enjoy
all the privileges of such, as is the intent of
the civil rights bill, and be protected in the
enjoyment of the same by the power of the
constitution,'through the several tribunals
of the national government. Also to demand
from them a pledge for a free ballot aud a
fair count, and have them answer the ques
tion, "are the colored people American
citizens, and what are their rights?"
A motion to allow Hon. Fred Douglass to
be heard gave rise to considerable opposition,
and calls were made for a report from the
committee on permanent organization.
Finally Mr. Douglass himself arose and said;
"I am a member of this convention, my
right to stand on this floor is equal to any
other man. This is a conference of equals,
not of superiors and Inferiors.
I do not come here to have leave
asked for me to speak. It is not necessary
that the privilege should be begged for me.
When the time comes I shall demand the
right to be heard." The committee then re
reported the following permanent officers:
President, Lloyd G. Wheelock, Chicago;
Vice president, Geo J. Downing, Rhode
Island; W. A. Price, Kansas; J. N. Weaver,
Indiana; John P. Green, Ohio; Robert Shaw,
Illinois; JamesC. Craig, Michigan; J. J.
Holmes, Connecticutt; H. Pice Williams,
Pennsylvania; O. S. C. Hughes, New York;
A. H. Newton, New Jerey;
Fred Douglas, District of Columbia.
Secretaries, E. W. Crosby, New York;
Robert Pelham, Detroit; R. H. Enbert, New
Jersey. The committee also recommended
the appointment of a committee on resolu
tions and addresses from each state. II.
Price Williams, Philadelphia, here created
intense excitement by assailing the ability of
Mr. Wheelock, who was nominated for per
manent president, and offering as a substi
tute the name of the Hon. Fred Douglass.
The motion was voted down and the report
adopted. Major Wheelock was escorted to
the chair and introduced. He delivered a
very able address, thanking the conference
for the honor conferred on him, and adding
that a conference like this, actuated by dis
interested motives, can do much to inonld
public opinion, and render possible the har
mony of discordant elements, so long exist
ing in this country.
A general discussion on "Our political
status 7' then followed, Professor W. F. Scar
borough, Wilberforce, O., reading an inter
esting paper on the subject, in which he ar
raigned the Republican and Democratic par
ties, and denounced the policy of ex Presi
dent Hayes in withdrawing the troops and
leaving the colored people at the mercy of
their political enemies, upon the false theory
that the constitution was powerless, and pub
lic sentiment against interfering with s-tutes.
In many parts of the south, he said, the col
ored people were undoubtedly in the
majority, but yet consent to be
kept under the control of the minority. We
cannot afford to be rash or hasty in charging
our political states. An independent move
had been suggested as a way out of the di
lemma,but it was a step in the right direction,
only if that meant to think aud act for them
selves. Before the election assurances must
be secured that the colored men will get the
rights that are guaranteed to all other races.
Ferdinand L. Barrett, Illinois, followed,
warmly seconding the views of Prof. Scar
borough, and suggesting that the colored
men make an honorable capitulation to the
white man of the south. "Let us," said, he
"offer them the Olive branch, say to you, we
commend the state, its political fortunes and
its civil power to your skilled hands, and en
trust its material development. Let us avoid
political strife in this manner, and the result
will be, that all fears of negro
domination would cease, and in
a few years, the ballots now
arrayed against the southern white people
would be sought by them in their defense,and
then the dominant party surfeited by success,
would divide upon the issues, by which no
color line could be raised, and the very men
who to-day the most earnestly strive for the
defeat of the franchise of the colored men,
would seek that vote and endeavor to give it
effect. The conference then went into execu
The Rev. C. Smith, of Bloomington, HI.,
offered a resolution, that it is inexpedient at
this time to endorse any party or any presi
dential candidate. This was the text of the
resolution,, and created a sharp, acrimonious
and even angry debate, but was finally
adopted. Popular addresses by the Hon.
John P. Green, Cleveland, and George
T. Downing, Rhode Island, then followed,
after which the convention adjourned till
morning. To-morrow a series of resolutions
and an address will be adopted.
Barrett and ITary Anderson.
[Special Cablegram to the Globe. 1
London, April 29.—Lawrence Barrett
made his first failure last night in the char
acter of Richelieu, in which he appeared for
the first time at the Lyceum theater. His
support was wretched, and the tragedian
himself gave evidences of nervousness and
did not succeed during the whole
performance in warming the some
what small audience up to
the point of enthusiasm. This was the first
time Mr. Barrett had put himself in compar
ison with Mr. Irving in a character which
the latter had frequently impersonated
before . practically the same audience,
and it is to this fact that
the critics ascribe his failure.
They say Mr. Barrett is not at all a bad
Richelieu, but is not Mr. Irving Richelieu?
The Irving traditions are too strong at the
Lyceum to admit of appreciation
of an imporsonation on
lines widely dissimilar from his. Mr. Bar
rett accepted the virdict of the audience with
a good grace, and is now considering tU
advisibility of -withdrawing Richelieu and
substituting King Richard III, until Frances
ca da Rimmi can be got ready.
Miss Mary Anderson began her promise^
tour last evening at Edinburgh in the char
acter of Parthenia in '-Ingomar to Barbar
ian." She had a splendid reception by a
crowded house, and wa3 called in front of the
curtain at the end of each act.
Illinois Central Gossip. '
[Special Telegram to the Globe.|
St. Louis, April 29.—"I can't see what
the Illinois central people are thinking of,'
said one of the Gould officials yesterday
speaking of Traffic Manager Tucker's res
ignation. 'They froze out Marvin Hughitt
and he wa3 gobbled up by the Northwestern
and made vice president ahd general mana
ger before you could say Jack Robinson.
Now they have served Joe Tucker the same
way. These are two of the best railroad men
in America, and I am surprised to
see the Illinois Central so blind
to ita own interests. I am not
at ail concerned about Tucker. A
man like him can have about any position he
wants. He says he has two offers from
western lines under consideration now. I
saw a paragraph to-day saying he would ac
cept a position in the Milwaukee & St. Paul.
I don't believe that, for I think he will fol
low Hughitt and go with the Northwestern.
He will be in a position then to make the
Illinois Central folks sorry they let him go,
and I hope he will do it, tuo."
II y H. Landon, banker, New York, who
failed, has liabilities of $107,000; assets $23,
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