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The Clique, the Weather and
Eastern Markets Act
in Unison.
And Produce a Severe Decline
from Yesterday's Prices of
the Leading Cereals.
Representatives of the Bulls Who Un
loaded Last Week Free Buyers
at 1)11-k for June "Wheat.
The Shorts and Scalpers the Principal Buyers
of Corn at 2c Below Yesterday's
Wall Street Mixed, the Strength Being
Mainly in the Grangers, Western
Union and Union Pacific.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Cnic.vGO, April 30. —The grain market was
feverish and unsettled from the opening to
the close to-day, the weakness developed
yesterday being followed by a further severe
decline in prices. The factors calculated to
influence prices were chiefly of a weakening
character, the weather being all that could be
desired for agricultural purposes, crop reports
good and the eastern seaboard and European
markets unfavorable to sellers, These ad
vantages were turned to good account by the
clique,, who were recently bulling the mar
ket, and having sold out on the bulge, they
are anxious for a break in which to buy
back, and with this end in view they
were persistently hammering prices during
the entire session, wheat being their specialty
ami other grains naturally following. But
the present line weather and splendid crop
prospects might be expected to have, and
naturally should have, a depressing influence
on the prices of long futures, though there is
no reason why this should have a materially
depressing influence on deliveries this side
of August, us no considerable supplies for
consumption can be looked for before that
period. On the call the reported failure
of James Kceuc, of New York,
bad a weakening effect, though the
report was hardly more than a
rumor. All grains were heavily offered, and
dropped by quarters, the final sales being on
a weak and demoralized market. Provisions
were only moderately active, but prices were
less influenced by wheat than for some days
past. Opening sales showed a material de
cline, which was all recovered towards the
close. There were, however, no factors cal
culated to inspire an advance. The receipts
of hogs were the largest of any day this
month, the estimate being 23,000 head of
good quality, and prices were 10c per 100
pounds lower. The consumptive demand
for all speculative articles of provisions was
Wheat opened weak and lj^e lower, values
being expressed by bright warm weather,
good crop reports, dull English markets, and
a lower opening in New York, the latter
market showing a, still further decline as the
day advanced. There were also increased
efforts made-by the members of the late bull
clique, who had unloaded their holdings on
the lambs at the sharp advance that occurred
t the close of last week and
on Monday, and now being anxious
to get the wheat back at much lower
prices, used every means at their command
to shove out the tailors who in an attempt to
follow them last week had been really sad
dled with wheat 'at top prices. The first
Bales were at 94c for June, from which it ap
preciated to 94J4C, broke rapidly to 93^c,
and after repeated and- rapid fluctuations
between 93} s c and 94c, closed at 93)£c. It
was observed that every time prices touched
:^e there was active buying by brokers
who are known to represent the late bull
clique, while the selling was of a miscella
neous character and chiefly included wheat
held for outsiders or timid local bulls, the
latter fearing another lowa raid based on the
Sue weather and other causes above noted.
The shipping demand was light on the call,
and the tone was weak on reports of Keene's
failure, and wheat declined % @ %c, clos
ing at 923 for June, while on the curb the
weak feeling still prevailed and a further de
cline of Jjj @ %c was scored.
A well known broker this morning made
the following explanation of the recent
course or the market: When Mose Traley
saw that he must go under he went to see his
brokers and very quietly told them he was
done for. He operated through something
like a dozen firms, and was short on an im
mense quantity of wheat and corn. Well,
when his brokers learned how he stood they
went to work at once buying in his shorts.
This resulted in an active demand from
every direction and a consequent advance
in prices. Lots of outsiders saw the mar
ket rapidly advancing and loaded
up with long stuff. Now, when
Mose Traley's shorts had been bought
in anil the markets were at their highest
point several heavy longs who had caught
on to the racket, so to speak, sold out all of
a sudden and went as much short as they
had been long. I've an idea Billy Linne or
Roche can tell you all about this little busi
ness. If they can't, Froby's brokers can.
Whoever it was, they have made money at
it and deserve credit for lots of horse sense,
unlimited pointers, or no end of luck. You
can readily see how all this would effect the
markets. Everybody who bad been so anx
ious to buy was now doubly anxious to sell.
They all jumped onto the thing at once and
it had to go down."
Corn was moderately active, but lvalues
were affected by the same causes influenc
ing wheat, including lower quotations from
New York and Liverpool, and encouraging
progress toward planting a large crop. The
demand was also moderate shorts and scalp
ers being the principal buyers, and neither
showed much anxiety to operate except when
prices suited. The market from the opening
to the close of the regular session was al
most steadily downward. The opening was
weak at a %c decline from yesterday's last
sales, being at 57% c for July, from" which
point it receded to 50% c, and closed on
'change at 55% c. There was a better supply
of low grades, prices were easier and the
shipping demand moderate. Corn was }£@
%c lower on the call,but firmed up a trifle "on
curb trading.
Oats were lower, but a good speculative
trade was carried on. There were free offer
ings of May and a fair demand existed for de
ferred futures, as the longs were transferring
contracts, and this caused an increase in the
premiums for longer deliveries. Prices de
clined %c, and closed on a basis of 33c . for
Trading was only moderately active in the
provision market, and . an unsettled feeling
prevailed at the opening. The offerings
■were fair on speculative account, due chiefly
to the liberal receipts >of hogs, and prices
ruled lower on all the leading articles. Later
the market showed a little more strength and
the decline in prices was • recovered. '- The
snipping demand was very light, though
more business was transacted than was made
There was only a moderate business trans
acted in pork, and prices ruled irregular. At
the opening a reduction of 10@15c was sub
mitted to, but during the latter part of the
session a firmer feeling prevailed -and prices
rallied 15@20c, and closed comparatively
steady at 517.17>^@17.20 for June. On the
call the feeling was easier,but on the curb,un
der increased weakness, prices dropped 2}^c.
Lard was in fair speculative account, but
was weaker, prices ruling somewhat irreg
ular. Offerings were moderate and the in
quiry was quite active at times. The market
opened" easier, and prices ruleu s@loc lower,
but rallied 10@15c, and ruled comparatively
steady to the close, which was at $S.so@
S.s2}£ for Juno.
Inquiry for short ribs was slight and offer
ings not very large. Prices exhibited very
little change, and the shipping demand was
The cattle market opened slow. Up to a
late hour shippers and dressed beef operators
were not buying to any great extent. There
was one small order for big export cattle,
and that was all there was from that direc
tion. Prices underwent little or no change,
but salesmen found it rather up hill work to
find buyers and get satisfactory prices.
Hogs were slow and prices ruled weak,
with perhaps a decline of s@loe on poor and
common mixed, but the bulk of the good
sorts did not sell any lower. Another packing
firm that has been out of the market since
January commenced buying, but so far for
the week some of the big shippers are out of
the market and the balance are buying rather
sparingly, so that the presence of one or two
new packing firms does not help matters as
one would suppose at first sight.
In sheep there was a sharp demand for all
the offerings, and prices again advanced 10@
j 15c per 100 pounds, making an advance of
50@05c since Wednesday.
McCormick. Kennett & Day say: "The
prospect of heavy deliveries to-morrow has
induced the bears to sell freely, but we think
the wheat will all be taken care of, as there
are many strong bulls who are still long and
believers in higher prices. A rally from this
point would not surprise us. The crowd are
talking lower prices on corn, and a further
dec.'me would not surprise us."
Crosby & Co. say: "The general specula
tive confidence is rather shaken by the day's
decline. Still there has been a large and
good buying of long stuff, and we feel that
the decline has been sufficient to give us
steadier and hardening markets."
Milmine. Bodman & Co., say: "The feel
ing here is quite bearish now, and were it
not for the fact that New York hangs over
us in a manipulated condition, we think the
crowd here would be disposed to© sell it off
badly. Trading to-day was almost entirely
of a scalping order, and while the market
has been active the volume of bnsiness has
not been large." We think there are some
large lines of long wheat ready to come on
the market at the first signs of a collapse of
the New York.squeeze. We are at a loss to
know what to advise on this market now,
but are quite satisfied that
prices are too high for any legitimate uses in
large quanties, but at the same time specu
lators all over the country are ready and
waiting to attack the market the moment any
opening offer's on either side for making a
raid. Probably it is about as safe to buy as
to sell, but we would advise waiting until the
manipulation is over and prices become inoro
settled. We think, however, we must have
a break of a few cents ere we can have a
healthy market again."
| Special Telesram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, April 30. —The leading banks re
port plenty of money to put out, gilt edge
call loans being made at s@o per cent., and
time favors at 6@7 per cent. In a general
way the market presents no new features.
Medium sized currency shipments are made
to country banks, New York exchange ruled
quiet at 60c premium, with little doing.
Foreign was entirely unchanged and quoted
at §4.S6J|@4.S6K for sixty-day document
ary sterling. To-day's associated bank clear
ings were §7,367,000, against $7,299,000
[Special Telegram to the Globe.!
New Yoke, April 30. —The market was de
cidedly mixed for a time this morning,
Western Union, and Union Pacific acting as
if preparing for another downward turn.
About noon sustaining orders made their ap
pearance and some stocks were marked up
very rapidly. Illinois Central rose 2 per
cent, aud Delaware and Lackawana did even
a trifle better. Reading sold at 44, Western
Union, at 63, and there was a better look to
the market throughout. Prices were not
sustained, however, the reactions were
not sufficient to carry stocks down to the new
figures of ealier hours. Transactions were
heavy in all the leading properties. Jersey
Central, Reading, Lake Shore and Union
Pacific shows evidences of being still largely
oversold, .Jersey loaning as high as }£ for
use, while the others commanded a small
premium. West Shore bonds rose from 50
to 54 on a report that the iniunction . re
storing the issue of $25,000,000 bonds had
been dissolved. About $1,000,000 gold is
already engaged for shipment
Saturday next. The feeling be
came quite buoyant during the last
hour, though in the closing moment prices
yielded again, and were somewhat irregular
when business closed. It was stated that
Mr. Keene failed to redeem his privileges to
A. M. Day says: " As we anticipated, the
advance made its appearance in the market
to-day. During the early hours there was
comparatively little doing, but towards noon
the market became active, and the advance
was quite general. West Shore bonds, the
Grangers, Western Union, Union Pacific and
Lackawanna were especially active and
strong. There was no abatement in the
strength up to the close, which was firm."
A Horrible Tragedy.
Dcs Moines, la., April 30.—A special to
the State Register gives details of a horrible
crime near Roland last night. Edward
Thompson, a young Norwegian, went home
intoxicated and tried to shoot his wife. He
was prevented by his wife's sister, who suc
ceeded in getting the revolver. His wife got
out doors and started for a neighbor's when
he pursued her with an axe. Overtaking her
he felled her to the ground and repeated the
blows twenty-six times, each blow indenting
and fracturing the skull. Supposing her
dead he ran away. The sister called help
and the wife was found in a comatose state.
The surgeons worked for hours extracting
pieces of the skull and relieving the pressure
from the brain. It is thought she has a
slight chance for recovery. Search was
made for Thompson, which showed he had
plunged head first in a deep well and thus
ended his miserable existence. He was dis
sipated and had made his wife's life unhappy
ever since their marriage. j
Poisoned by Mistake.
: Chicago, April 30.—Mrs. Laura Williams,
residing on Butterfield street, died this morn
ing from morphine, instead :of - a qunine
called tor by the prescription. Charles S.
Sturgis, the drug clerk ;, who - made •■'■ the pre
scription discovered his error three hours af
ter, but too late to save the life of: the lady.:
He is now under arrest. •
The Historian's Agents At
tempt to Give Edmunds'
Record An Airing
The Charges Up to Date Seem to
be More Numerous Than
National Bank Influences Being
Brought to Bear On Republi
cans to Support the Mor
rison Bill.
The Appointment of 11. V. Cannon, of Still
water, to the Controllership of the
Currency "Well Received. ; -..;.
Some Interesting: Newspaper Comments
On tlie Presidential .Situation in the
Kenublican Camp.
[Special Telegram to the Globo.l
"Washington, April 30. —The excitement
over the recent attacks by newspapers sup
porting Blame upon the character of Ed
munds increase daily, and is the theme of ex
cited discussion among public men. It is
conceded that Blame's managers fear Ed
munds' candidacy and adopt this means in
hope of creating such public sentiment as
may convince the convention that Edmunds
could not be elected if nominated. Blame's
friends have started a fox-fire in Massachus
etts against Edmunds by undertaking to
revive the unpleasant memories of Edmunds'
connection With Charles .Sumner's removal
from the chairmanship of the foreign relations
committee during Grant's administration.
While Massachusetts has heretofore support
ed Edmunds' candidacy and may now under
pressure change front, that state can never
advocate Blame's nomination, for the reason
that Blame made a furious onslaught in the
senate upon Massachusetts, arraigning her
for the treacherous position taken on Miane's
admission and boundary line, and her cruel
treatment of William King, the first gover
nor of that state. Massachusetts' pride was
deeply wounded by Blame's insult, and from
that moment Blame's name has stood
foremost in the . Massachusetts' index
expurgatorius. Sumner was dispossessed
of his chairmanship of the for
eign relations committee by action of the
Republican caucus and Simon Cameron
placed in his stead, because of Sumner's op
position of the San Domingo annexation
scheme, then the pet measure of Grant's ad
ministration, in which Grant was finally bad
ly beaten. This degradation undoubtedly
worked, on Sumner's pride, and perhaps
hastened his demise, but he had thrown
down a challenge to Grant and Secretary
Fish, and not being in accord with their for
eign policy, he was a menace to the admin
istration in the championship. Edmunds
made no opposition to Sumner's disposses
sion. The other charge against
Edmunds that he participated in the
rejection of ex- Attorney Gen. Rockwood
Hoar for justice of the supreme court is not
a matter for special Massachusetts resent
ment. Hoar pushed himself into Grant's
cabinet and made himself personally offen
sive to senators, members and the public.
He openly declined to regard recommenda
tions from senators, and gave notice that
they had no weight with him. He made such
trouble that Grant was forced to get rid of
him, and subsequently sent his name to the
senate for confirmation to the supreme bench.
Grant was requested to withdraw the nomi
nation, and would have done so had not
Hoar insisted that the senate should definite
ly act upon it. . Sumner and Henry Wilson
begged hard for Hoar, but the opportunity to
resent Hoar's repeated insults to senators of
both parties was too tempting to be resisted,
and Hoar was rejected by an overwhelming
vote upon the ground that his acerbity and
ill temper unfitted him for the place. Ben.
Butler said that when Hoar was on the su
preme bench in Massachusetts he was the
most unhappy man in the world because he
could not always decide against both plaintiff
and defendant.
. Mr. Hewitt's tariff speech to-day in favor
of the Morrison bill was somewhat of a sur
prise, because he was not understood hereto
fore as favoring tariff reduction by the hori
zontal process. It seems, however, he has
changed his mind in various particulars since
his previous speech, and will undoubtedly
vote for the bill as it stands, if nothing better
can be had.
Morrison states confidentially that the de
bate on the bill will be absolutely
closed next Tuesday. Several mem
bers who are anxious to return home have
therefore agreed to remain until next week
to vote for the bill. The motion to strike
out the enacting clause will fail,as a pressure
has been brought to bear upon Republicans
to permit the bill to be amended if possible.
These Republicans will vote squarely against
the bill, as it now stands, but are anxious
to place lumber and salt on the free list, re
duce the sugar and increase the wool duty.
It is stated that national bank influences are
working on Republicans to vote for the Mor
rison bill,-and the action of the mass Repub
lican convention is expected to produce like
The nomination of H. W. Cannon of Min
nesota, to be comptroller of the currency is
well "received, and is pronounced to be an
excellent appointment. Surprise is express
ed that District Attorney Connolly,of Spring
field, 111., would accept the solicitorship of
the treasury, vice Burrows, declined.. Mr.
Knox called upon the president to-day to
take his leave. He left for New York this
afternoon. His family, remains in Wash
ington for some time yet.
will be carefully debated by the senate, in
view of the fact that the house occupied only
one day in its consideration. Indications
are that many arguments will be submitted
on the question of free ships, and that the
passage of the bill by the senate with that
amendment is is doubtful.
The opinion is general to-night that Judge
Wylie will rule that the Kellogg indictment
is barred by the statute 1 of limitations, in
which case the prosecution - will fail. The
point turned upon the question whether pay
ment of drafts of promisory notes to Kellogg
was the payment of lawful money, as charged
in the indictment. If .so the offense is
barred by limitation. An effort will be made,
however, to investigate the matter by con
gress in the event of Kellogg's acquittal with
the view of expulsion from house member
J. E. Birm has been appointed postmaster
at Bebaiin, Minn., and Herman Stiefvater
at Ridefield, Dak. . •
The New York Herald, speaking of the at
tack on Edmnnds, says:"lt is apparently a
grand canvass. 'Blame's rotten record is un
deniable. Therefore he and his friends busy
themselves by throwing dirt at other candi
dates in hopes that when thelßepubllcan con
vention assembles at Chicago the whole list
will be so besmeared with filth that the con
vention will imagine Blame no fouler than
the rest. The sudden and violent attack by
Blaiue on Edmunds' reputation denotes
that senator is thought in
Elaine's headquarters to be a strong
competition for a nomination which Blaiue
is hunting for himself or some one he can
boss. From a man like Edmunds Blame
knows he has nothing to hope. There will
be no jobbery if Edmunds is president, no
room for Shipherd and Peruvian intrigues
in the state department. Blame's guano
policy would be adjourned, and it is under
stood Blame is tiring of literary pursuits and
hungering for another whack at his familiar
kind of politics.
• The New York Times says: "Some of
Blaine'a supporters seem to have discovered
that if Edmunds should be the next presi
dent they could not make their candidate
secretary of state."
The New York Sun says: "The New York
Tribune continues its good work of showing
how unfit Edmunds is to be nominated by
the Republican party for president of the Uni
ted States. At the same time the New York
Times is daily manifesting most intense dis
like of Arthur, while the Evening Post toasts
Blame on its journalistic gridiron every af
ternoon. Thus, according to three of the
most reputable newspapers, the three leading
candidates for the Republican nomination
are severally unfit for president, and what
furthermore is true, they are all right."
Then with regard to President Arthur, for
he is a Republican, the New York Tribune
says: " 'He that taketh the sword shall per
ish by the sword,' it has been said. The po
litical Pharisees who made broad
their phylacteries, and selected public
places for acts of devotion, saw fit
to begin amalignant personal warfare against
Mr. Blame. By blackening his character
and holding up somebody else as a saint,
they calculated to attain their personal ends.
At this hour it does not seem probable that
efforts to elevate one man by slandering an
other will meet with much success. There
is not the remotest danger that the Republi
can campaign will be based on the Mulligan
letters if Biaine be nominated. The Mulli
gan letters do not incriminate Blame. The
Evening Post has taken those letters and at
tempted to make out a case and failed
to do it. It has more ability
than the average Democratic press and as
much malevolence and partisan rancor; and
when it has signally failed no one else can
hope to succeed. If Mr. Blame be nomina
ted it will be wholly unnecessary to explain
the Mulligan letter to defend his character.
The collapse of the Evening Post's wanton
assault upon a public leader whom the Re
publicans throughout the country delight to
honor, will leave the party free to malwj a
strong, aggressive snd successful campaign.
It will find in the Tribum columns a daily
exhibit of what is expected if Blame be nom
inated at Chicago, namely, "an aggressive
campaign for Republican principles and
American integrity.' "
Fourteen Lives Lost in the Burning
of a Michigan Poov House.
Kalamazoo, Mich., April 30. —The county
house of Van Buren county, located near
Hartford, thirty miles west of here, was
burned to the ground at 2 o'clock this morn
ing, and 14 inmates perished in the flames.
The names of the patients burned arc a o fol
James Johnson, an old sailor 88 years old.
Henry Baker, a balf mute aged 40.
Benj. Bogardus, aged 46.
An old man named Sawyer, insane, lately
removed from Kalamazoo.
A man named Sargent, over 70 years old.
Fred Echenberger, epileptic, aged 17.
A man named Myers, over 70.
Peter Balden.
Deborah Gravatt, over 70.
Mrs. Curtis, insane.
A woman named Caroline Shearer, aged
Caroline Long, aged 30.
Mrs. Wilson and her daughter, aged 10.
The building was of frame and burned
very rapidly. The above were all in one
wing, and most of them were smothered in
their beds, but several were found together.
Only one body was found recognizable, and
all that could be found of the others was put
into one box, the size of an ordinary coffin
box. The first known of the fire was the
cries of the paupers, and that wing was then
on flames. The building contained forty-five
paupers, and the remaining thirty-one all es
caped, and all the hired help. Loss §15,000.
The- county farm lies midway between the
villages of Hartford and Lawrence, three
miles from each, and beyond fire assistance,
but when the flames were discovered, the
buildings were already so involved that help
would have been useless. The buildings
were comprised of a large two story frame
upright, with wing extending east, and a two
story addition projecting 6outh from the rear
of the main building. The latter was occu
pied by superintendent, Mr. Cash, hi 3 family
and hired help. One of the latter, named
Halsey, was aroused by the cries of the in
mates. Going down the hall, he opened a
door to the two story addition, when he was
almost overpowered by the volume of flame
and smoke that burst out. He had barely
time to give the alarm in the superintend
ent's quarters. The paupers in the addition
were already past help. The occupants of the
front building only escaped with their lives,
nothing else being saved but two or three
articles of furniture.
The addition contained sleeping accom
modations for about 20. The only ones who
escaped were a boy named Parker, who
jumped from the second story, and two little
boys of Mrs. Wilson. Their mother and sis
ter perished in the flames. The remainder
of the inmates were in a detached building,
known as "the jail." They comprised the
idiotic, violently insane, etc. Between that
and the main structure was anothor detached
building, the intervals separating being per
haps forty feet, which delayed the progress
of the fire, till the inmates of "the jail"
could be saved. One of the occupants of the
superintendent's quarters was his daughter,
just recovering from illness. She was saved.
The inmates who were lost comprised the
better class of paupers, those in a comfort
able condition, and able to assist about the
premises. The county authorities hive made
provisions in the neighborhood for the tem
porary care of the remaining inmates. There
were about sixty occupants of the burned
Murderers Caught.
Charleston, W. Vo., April 30.—Scott
Hill, Brownlow Hill and Charles Spurlock,
the robbers who shot and killed Albert Woods
and fatally wounded A. S. Woods on Monday
night, near St. Albans, in this county, were'
caught this afternoon in the mountains and
brought to St. Albans this evening. About
two hundred citizens were in pursuit. The
hotel in St. Albans where the prisoners are in
confinement is surrounded by men, women
and children, clamoring for the blood of the
prisoners. Great excitement prevails here
and in St. Albans, and there is every indica
tion that the prisoners will be lynched before
daylight. Detective Burnett and five officers
left here to-night to bring the prisoners to
the jail in this city. No doubt but the right
parties have been caught, as one of the rob
bers made a confession after his unrest.
Another Contract Bill Prepared by
the House Committee.
Differing from the Senate Bill in Many Im
portant Particulars.
Interesting Particulars of Preparations
for I lie New Orleans Exposition.
"Washington, April 30. —It is estimated
the decrease of the public debt lor April is
Henry W. Cannon, Minnesota, has been
selected as successor to comptroller Knox,
and James H. Connolly, Illinois, to be so
licitor of the treasury. Connolly is tne
present United States district attorney of the
southern district of Illinois.
The House committee on post offices and
post roads to-day unanimously agreed upon
a bill to secure cheaper telegraphic cor
respondence, and directed representative
Rogers to report it at the first opportunity.
The bill is based on the senate bill, and
consists of a number ... the provisions of
the measure, with amendments to others.
The provision creating the office of fourth
assistant postmaster geneial was eliminated,
as are all the sections of the senate bill pro
viding for the construction of a government
postal telegraph system, in case no contract
is made with a company.
The section of the senate bill relative to
rates is considerably amended. It provides
that the charges for transmission of tele
grams, excepting service of government
telegrams, shall be pre-paid by telegram
stamps or stamped paper, and the maximum
rates for telegrams of twenty words or less,
exclusive of date, address and signature,
when the distance of transmission is 1,500
miles, or under 25c for every 250 miles, or
fraction thereof, in excess of 1,500 miles, an
additional rate of 5 cents may be charged,
and between the cities of New York, Phila
delphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington,
and such other points separated by short dis
tances, as may be from time to time desig
nated by the postmaster-general the rate shall
not be over 15 cents cay or night, provided
that no rate exceed 50 per cent, for a tele
gram to be transmitted by night, except as
abeve stated, the changes be one-half of the
day rates. All words shall be counted, ex
cept the date, address, and signature, and
for every five additional words or less, a one
lifth additional rate may be charged.
The provision relative to penalties is
amended to read: "For failure or neglect
to promptly transmit any message, the con
tracting company or companies shall be li
able to the parties injured thereby in the
penal sum of $100, with the actual damages
sustained by reason thereof, to be recovered
by the party injured in a civil action before
any competent jurisdiction."
A provision is inserted that no contract
shall be made with any company which has
not 1,000 miles of telegraph in actual opera
tion. The postmaster general is directed to
make all necessary rules and regulations for
carrying out the provisions of the proposed
The secretary of war has directed Major
General Hancock to cause a national salute
of twenty one guns to be fired on Governors
Island, in honor of the Siamese Embassy
which is efipfected to arrive on Sunday.
The increase of sales of public lands dur
ing 1883, over the preceding year is as fol
lows: Number of entries 88,351, acreage
10,928,976, cash received $3,377,430.
The secretary of state stated to-day,
that as to the letter of Gen. Badeau,
all communication between him and depart
ment of state were in writing, if any atten
tion were given the subject,it will be by pub
lishing the correspondence.
The following is the report of committee
on appropriations, on the bill to provide for
the celebration of the world's industrial and
cotton centennial exposition at New Orleans.
The committee on appropriations beg leave
to report that two years ago the cotton plan
ters aejiSifiation of the United States deter
mined" io hold an exposition of cot
ton, its culture and manufacture,
in some city of the cotton belt, to celebrate
the 100 th anniversary of the manufacture
and export of cotton from the United States.
The city of New Orleans was finally selected
as the place, and December Ist, 1884, the
time for the inauguration of the exposition.
In order to enhance its importance and lend
it dignity,congress passed an act of approval,
February 10th, ISB3, entitled, "An act to en
courage the holding of a world's industrial
and ootton centennial exposition in the year
1884." The conditions of that act were in
substance as follows: The exposition was to
be held under the joint auspices of the United
States, the Cotton Planters' association of
America and the city where located. This
exposition was to embrace all conditions of
culture and manufacture, and included all
the arts of manufacturing and products
of the soil and mines, that the exposition
should be national and international in char
acter, that the president should appoint six
commissioners recommended by the cotton
planters' association, and seven upon the
part of the stockholders, said thirteen com
missioners to constitute the board of man
agement. The said board of management to
prescribe all needful rules and regulations"
for the proper celebration of the exposition;
that no compensation should be paid the
board of management by the United States,
and the United States should not be liable
for the expenses attending said exhibition.
That the president should, at the proper time,
make the necessary proclamation for open
ing said exposition, and should invite for
eign nations to be present and participate
Sections 10 and 11 of act provided for the
preparation of medals, of awards,
etc., at the United States mint, and
for the admission, free of duty, all
goods, manufactures and articles
designed for the exposition, except in cer
tain cases of sale within the United States af
ter the exhibition. Such in substance is the
act of Feb. 10th, 1883. It was closely mold-,
ed after the act of Sept. 9th which provided
for the exposition held at Philadelphia in
1876, as to its terms and conditions. Those
terms and conditions have been fully and
exactly complied with, and nearly $700,000
has been raised by the city of New Orleans
and the state of Louisiana, subscriptions to
stock and by donations.
Substantial and commodouous buildings
have been erected. The main building la
the largest ever erected In the world. It is
a quarter of a mile long and one-fifth of a
mile wide, but vast as it is, and other build
ings are, containing exhibition space of
1,700,000 square feet, yet even now, eight
months before the gates are to open
nearly 2,000,000 areapplied for. Individual
exhibitors alone have asked for 900.000 square
feet, which is nearly 200,000 more than oc
cupied by the individual exhibitors at the
centennial, Philadelphia. Every state in the
Union and every territory will be present.
Fourteen foreign nations have applied for
space. The world in miniature will be there,
and all indications are that a more national
and a greater international display will be
made than at the wonderful exposition in
Philadelphia in 1876. The vast demands
made for space, the cordial acceptance by the
many foreign nations to the invitations sent
by the president, and the inability of the city
of New Orleans and the Cotton Planters' as
sociation of the state of Louisiana to furnish
the requisite means to accommodate the vast
proportions that exposition is assuming,
induced the board of management •to
apply to congress for such - aid, in
the shape of a loan as was extended to Phil
adelphia in 1876, but not so great in amount
as congress loaned Philadelphia, $1,500,000.
The board of management of the world's
industrial and cotton centennial exposition
ask $1,000,000. The bill has been so amend
ed as to guard the government from the pos
sibility of loss, as all the receipts of the ex
position except its mere current expenses
are made subject to the repayment
of the loan proposed by the bill,
while this security is strengthened by a bond
of $300,000 with good and solvent security,
to be approved by the secretary of the treas
ury. .
Ey specialj amendment the expenditures
of the board of management is limited. Tour
commute fail to see how your government
can suffer loss. The object of the exposition
is one of universal interest. It is certain
that Mexico and Central and south America
will be present . and will
make a . grand . display of their
vast resources. Some of the younger states
and territories, and some of the older states,
who were too much crippled in 1876 to go
to Philadelphia, will be at New Orleans to
show the triumphs of peace. Not a state,
not a territory will be absent. Indian Terri
tory will make a creditable exhibit. Provis
ion has been made for a display of the in
dustrial and educational advancement of the
colored race. Even far off Persia, Japan,
China and Turkey are coming. By the
closest economy the money obtained, some
$00,000, has been made to do wonders. If
the government will make the contemplated
loan, an exposition will be held creditable
and honorable io the union, [of incalculable
benefit to the whole people. Every section,
while intermingling the people of all states of
every climate and nationality, will cement
our own union a new and foster a spirit of
peace and progress throughout the world.
Your committee report the accompanying
substitute for the bill and recommend its
passage. ■■.
Before the Jannette committee to-day,Dan
enhower said he had expressed the belief,
that if one of Melville's party had gone to
Bulun with Kusmah, some of Delong's party
might have been saved.
Bowell Leading-, Fitzgerald Near Him
and the Indian Out.
New York, April 30, 10 a. m.—Score:
Rowell, 282; Fitzgerald, 270 ; Day, 208; Nor
emac, 254; Vint, 247; Herty, 255; Elson,
237; Thompson, 161; Nitaw, 128; Panchot,
243. Burrell has withdrawn with a score of
180 miles. I •;.- : ', i lj
12 m.—Rowell, 292; Fitzgerald, 280; Day,
217; Noremac, 262; Vint, 257; Herty, 261:
Elson, 244; Thompson withdrawn; Nitaw,
128; Panchot, 251.-
Only nine contestants are now in the foot
race. Rowell is the best appearing on the
track, and his friends say that nothing but
accident can beat him. . •'>■*':
2 p. Rowell, 303; ■ Fitzgerald, 291;
Day, 224; Noremac, 273; Vint, 265; Herty,
272; Elson, 252; Nitaw, 128; Panchot, 260;
3 p. m.—Rowell, 308; Fitzgerald, 296:
Day, 228; Noremac, 277; Vint, 270 Herty
275; Elson, 256; Nitaw, 12S: Panchot, 264.
Midnight— score stands, Rowell, 346:
Fitzgerald, 336; Noremac, 312; Vint, 310;
Herty, 306; Elson, 256; Nitaw, 136; Pan
chot, 302. - ■ :
Panama, April 30. —There were several
explosions yesterday among the debris of
the buildings destroyed in ] the recent fire.
The ruins cover an area.of four acres. -''
For ridlluoCfiUlßdllo
For Easy and Best Terms, ■.
For Catalogues and Lowest Prices,
For Agencies and Territory, Address
115 B. Seventh strser, ST. PAUL.
In a quiet corner of ten brings np the sulj\ct of
clothing, and frequently the merchant tailor gets
the credit of providing the suit that was bought
ready-made at the Boston "One-Price" Cloth
ing House, Ste. Paul. The tailor may have the
credit, but we receive the money, and why not?
Your friend has paid 545 or §50 for his suit, and
you have one equally as good in every respect
(fit included) for $20 or $25. ■ We know of many
instances like the one recorded above, which
speaks volumes for the reputation of our clothing.
A Spring Overcoat bought from us is a clear
saving of from $5 to $15.
We show over fifty styles of Men's All-Wool
suits at $8, $10, $12 and $15.
Jerseys, and knockabout suits for boys.-
. BLOUSES, . ". '
Corner Third and Robert streets,
Our Hat Department is the largest in the state
and we make prices about SO per cent, below
exclusive dealers. ; ' ' > < /
. Our Spring and Summer Price List is now ready. I
jffppffirgj^L At Public Auction, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11,
«5iS ___^_ midway'park,
; ;-'■■. ; .-: SjgSft Adjoining the city limits of St. Pan., Minn.,
W4mWss^mW''M§s's Pr& ■• by Com. N. W. Kittson, Chas. A. DeGrafl and
' ' "■■ ' W^^^^^*W^»^^Sf M»SS : '■ George W. Sherwood, about 70 head of high
' iw>.^^^'^r^ I^^ \rs!is kIBb ' bred Trotters, consisting of young Stallions, '
• ' Vj£s , ■;.",.:.'._',,,; T^^Hk':.!^ Fillies, Brood Mares and Geldings, sired prin
.. > -' IMB „i,,|- , \*^^|> W* cipally by such noted stallions as Smuggler,
„-=^^gsßßp^^§B^^^aEiß^^B^*^ - Volunteer, Peacemaker, Georgo Wilkes, Yon
_£^E^E3aoMß^^j£rL~~~~~~^^TF jj* - Arnim, Blackwood, jr.,. Alexander, Baymont,
,'. V-" - ■ * ' -^llSjffiSE&iS.—f** Indianapolis, Belmont, .' Administrator, Blue
HBf£jßiMP6p§Hm!&u9 S^^3^?"^r Bull, and Rayenswood.
|^gSßj^W>J^^^a^^^^*nßi^^fl^BwL.'!^ 'J Terms of Sale—Cash.
TiT^7";- 8^ ~~cS'i&l'fiT' *^ lr ••"■w* ]i; sale to commence at 10 a. m. sharp;, Send ■
;^SS~~^"^asyrftt;glFiZp BjSqp^j^'l^'—^"-* . lor catalogue, to B. D. WOODMANSEE,
:-'-y~^,, -...'-J-.:,.".,- 1 " ;: 7:. 7, ,-.~" ■■■'- \X--i >•■•-.■ .:-.: {:v- .v ": v ':St. Paul,'Minn. V.:'
N()= 122.
To Our Warerooms:
148 and 150 East Third St.,
Will convince anyone in search of a
Piano or an Organ,
That we have the LARGEST and FINEST as
the West.
The Matchless Steinway,
The Elegant Haines, . .
The Beautiful Behr Bros., and other PIANOS.
The Mason & Hamlin, ■ <
The Packard Orchestral, and
The Shoninger Cymbelia ORGANS.
at $10, $15 and $25 per month.
tSF" Organs at $5 to $10 per" mouth, and $11
per quarter.
We are offering uuequaled inducements to
418 Wabwhaw street.
Sohmer, Guild, Bauer, Kranich & Bach, Steinway
and Chickering,
Smith, American, New England and Sterling.
Sole Agent for the celebrated
Sheet Music sc, 10c, half price and regular.
Instruments of all kinds at wholesale and retail.
Strings a specialty.
Mrs. THAYEK having purchased Julius Zaho
nyi's well selected stock, invites his friends and
the public to call and secure the best bargains in
the city. .110
And their Excellent Comedy Company !
AT 2 P. M.,
Sharps and Flats
Seats now on sale at box office.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5,
- 6 and 7, and Wednesday Matinee.
Madison Saoare Mr,
' In the Charming Society Comedy-Drama
, A Star Cast. * All the Orignal Scenery.
MADISON -M» D >as< | EJBuck,.ey youM
onnADP F.Reeves, \vH Gillette ijTjn
J>U UAKIJ EnidLesli Edwn Arden ffiltb. T.
THEATER J-iWalters | rk Coltax. WJHTHROP
Seats now on sale. Usual prices.
Six Sterling Commedians,
Gorgeous Military Brass Band,
The Famous Sextette,
Superb Combat Drill,
Immense Olio of Specialties.
Seats may be reserved at the box office daily
(without extra charge.)
A. Mass Meeting of all Citizens who" favor
Friflay Evening,May2
At 8 o'clock, at the ...".;.'..
Market HalL
I'.i*. ?'"■-.: .j
At which time and place will be made the report
, of the '

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