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LONGS AND SHORTS.
Wheat Has a Bull Day, and
Closes Below Open
Corn Cuts Loose From the Great
Leader, and Scores an
Provisions ilamfest no Life Whatever,
(^nutations Showing 1 a Grain of
But 5c for the Day.
Everobody ;it Sr:i in Wall Street,, and the
Feeling one of Uncertainty and
Die Bears Take the Coalers in Hand, and
Force Them Down on Kumors of
rSpccia! Telegram to the Globe.!
Chicago, May c<.—Thu markets on 'change
vrere moderately active, but less excited, grain
being the only article that attracted any special
attention, the Influence that controlled values lie
in- merely of a local character. The attention of
traders, however, was more evenly divided be
tween wheat and corn, which were apparently
Independent of each other, the Conner being
dull in Liverpool.while the latter was firm
and spot deliveries ;»d higher per cental, yet
there were few factors calculatad to
materially influence values in either
direction and the feeling was tamer,
conservative operators showing an increased
disp isitiou to :_'o slow until there is a more set
tied condition of financial affairs in the east.
There are, however, increasing evidences that
the wheat deal is nnder the control of strong
parti,'-, who own the bulk of the stock here and
other leading points. The statistical position la
also being steadily strengthened by diminishing
stocks, the decrease of the available supply at
leading points in the country, the amount in
from the west to the seaboard and afloat
ot. the or, :■, destined for England and the con
firm showing a very heavy decrease from the
previous week. The receipts at all points are
email and prices of the chief milling centers east
an i west are relatively much higher than here.
Provisions were destitute of life, and although
the cliqne who run the deal sustained prices for
illative articles, there were no supporting
features of a legitimate character, the shipping
demand fur nearly every article of packing house
product being light and the receipts of hogs
Wheat was less active, but the feeling was
feverish and values fluctuated rapidly, though
the rough of prices was narrower and the changes
largely due to the character of the business,
v. hi. h was mainly confined to local scalpers, New
York being the only point that showed a dispo
sition to take a baud in this. deal. Liverpoo
advices quoted dull and lower for English mar
kets, but Xew York quotations opened stronger
fol' both wheat and stocks, and the receipts here
were very email, amounting to but eleven cars.
Prices opened firm at 34?.£@94%c for June,
advanced under a fair demand to cover shorts
«nd buying by scalpers and sold at 75& C, when a
reported bool: failure in New York induced free
Belling by longs and shorts, and prices receded
to 94JaC, advancing again to 95c, but bidding was
scarce at the advance and values fell to the low
est figure :j:!<i closed on "change at 94;-£c@94soC.
The down turn in quotations for grain and stocks
in New York was an additional element of weak
ness daring the closing hours, but there was no
great anxiety shown by a majority of large hold
ers to realize. On the call wheat was dull and
easier, closing at 94He for June aud on the curb
corn was fairly active and higher, values be.
ing maternally strengthened by swollen receipts,
the inspection showing only ninety-seven cars,
of which seven were contract. Advices from
Kansas and some other sections of the corn belt
reported the weather wot and cold and planting
materially retarded. Some dispatches were also
accompanied by buying orders. There was a
fair amount of buying by some of the large bull
firms in the wheat pit. The takings by the lat
ter indu Jed some of the small shorts to cover,
and at limes bidding was brisk. July, opened
■-ie higher at sS3ie, advanced to 59?;£c, receded
when the early demand was satisfied and sold at
fi'jc. but again advanced to nearly the highest
prices and closed on 'change at s!l'-.£. Corn was
in fair request and steady in the call, though a
shade lower, and stronger on the curb, closing
at 59!Sc for July.
Oats were steady, with a slight improvement
over yesterday's prices. But few wore willing
tv sell and there were sufficient buying orders to
hold a steady price.
Provisions were quiet. The movement in
cash lard and meats showed a little improvement,
but in the line of speculation there was no
shange for the better, and thj trade for forward
delivery fell considerably under au average vol
ume. Prices, however, were strong.
Trading in pork was slow, dragging and light
in volume. Operators appeared to be relnctant
to take hold with any freedom, though the
market was strong and the day's changes in
prices showed unusually limited fluctuations.
The closings were 2'/2<Ssc higher than yester
day's quotations at 1 o'clock.
Lard attracted a little more attention than
pork, though the trading in it was also light and
considerably under an average volume. In the
way of speculation July was the favorite future.
Cash lard sold with some freedom for export,
end closed at about 58.D2®8.50. The general
market was both steady and strong, and at the
close was 2H@sc higher than at 1 o'clock yes
The Inquiry for meats was not particular? nr
;ent, yet there was more disposition upon the
pi<Tt of buyers to take hold, and the sales made
public were larger than on any of the former
days of the week. Holders were also quite
steady in their views, and former prices were ob
tained for the property sold.
Short ribs were only moderately active for for
ward delivery, and prices at the close were the
»aiiiu as yesterday's last quotations on change.
On the call and curb provisions were dull and
The demand for cattle was again strong, and
prices ruled firm with an upward tendency, in
fact, not a few salesmen quoted prices a string
and 10c higher than yesterday. All sorts seemed
to be wanted and about everything desirable was
lold at an early hour. There is an improved in
quiry fo- stock»rs and feeders, ,and the accu
mulations referred to yesterday have been well
worked off. The dressed beef dealers continue
to take all the nice light handy steers that are
usually wanted for feeders. Large numbers of
very poor, in fact, half-starved, Texans were on
The hog market was active and prices on all
sorts ruled steady at the recent advance.
All the offerings of sheep were quickly dis
posed of and prices ruled strong at the recent
advance. Prices are very irregular and mislead
ing, and are dangerous to operate on by country
shippers, as the least increase would send them
down ~5'3.50e per 1001b.
Milmine, Bodeman & Co. say: "We consider
the wheat market strong, and think corn is in a
very strong position, having a very large line of
shorts and very light receipts, which we think
arc not likely to improve much until after the
MeCormack, Kennett & Day say: "Unless re
ceipts increase materially, of which there seems
?ory little prospect, July will doubtless sell
above SI, as our visible supply will be wanted be
ft>r« harvest. However, the bears are numerous
and aggressive, being led by Jones and Cudahy,
»nd if receipts or further financial compli
cations ensue, the bulls will find it very dif
ficult to sustain prices. Weather and crop re
ports are very good. Stocks of corn are light and
decreasing, and we consider the outlook very
favorable to higher prices. We advise buying
;oru on every break."
I Special Telesram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, May 8. —The demand for money does
not improve, and under the influence of a good
supply of idle capital seeking employment, the
banks are ready takers of "a 1"' to gilt-edge
paper at from 4@T percent., the inside rates be
ing on call. Kas.tern exchange between citybauks
was easier and quoted at 6O(t£7Oc premium for
$1,000. The bank clearings were §8,051,000
against $7,398,000 yesterday. Orders for cur
rency were small.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
X,ew York, May B.—The situation did not bet
ter itself this morning. Erie second bonds went
all to pieces, as did Jersey Central and the bal
ance of the Coalers. The feeling was panicky
throughout. It was midday before anything in
the way of a rally made its appearance, and the
stocks which suffered fo severely advanced
sharply. The dealings were heavy in all the
principal stocks. The air was filled with rumors
of disasters which failed to be
confirmed. The hears talked very discouraging
ly of Heading. Report had it that Commissioner
Fink was going to take charge of the Gould
southwestern system, also that the Grand Trunk
and Canadian Pacific were going to join hands
Sir. Vanderbllt proposes to forsake Wall street
for a time, and goes abroad on Saturday. The
net earnings of the Chicago, Burlington & Qnin-
cy for the month of March decreased 283,000.
This did not effect the stock, which continued
firm throughout all the excitement. Illinois
Central did not fare so well, dropping to 125. Its
earnings are reported as very satisfactory. There
was a sale of Alton at 138. Wabash preferred
broke to 14;•» at the last. The market dosed
somewhat irregular. Tho majority of operators
Beem to be completely at sea, and there are few
believers that we are going to have much change
for the better right away. Wabash is expected
to go into tne hands of a receiver this week.
A. M. Daysajs: "Tho market opened weak
with free selling on the report of Commissioner
Fink. The bears concentrated their energies on
the coal stocks, particularly Jersey Central, Bead.
ing aud Delaware, Lacawanna and Western, and
rumors were circulated that some financial insti
tution in Philadelphia, which was a lender on
these securities, was in trouble, but it was not
confirmed. The recent failures have doubtless
brought a lot of long stocks on the market, which
was sufficient to check any rally. About noon
there were good buying orderj, which started
the bears to covering, the upturn culminating in
a little boom, the boom tinders being conspicu
ous buyers. The nominal cause of the rally was
the report that the trunk lines had opened
to an advance in rates. It was subsequently
stated that this would apply to rates from St.
Lonis only. A good deal of bull manipulation
to-day is attributed to Mr. Gould and the young
er Vanderbilfcf. During the last fifteen minutes
the market sold off, owing to a desire of room
traders to realize profits. It looks as though
sabs made on this rally would pay profit. It is
rumored that Wabash will be put in the hands of
a receiver to-morrow, Solon Humphreys acting
in that capacity. The transactions for the day
were 587,500 shares.
Additional Evidence of Quarreling,
Tyranny and Mismanagement.
Washington, May B.—Seaman Xinderman, re
sumed his testimony before the Jeanetie inves
tigation committee this morning. While at Bu
lun, Melville said to witness he did not care a
dam for Captain DeLong. but was sorry for
those whom the captain dragged with him to
death. When Collins' body was found, his face
had a hard expression, and his fists were
In answer to Judge Curtis, witness said in his
opinion Collins was resisting something at the
time of his death, but who he struck was out of
the question to answer.
John P. Jackson, of Paris,correspondent of the
Xew York Herald, testified that he met Lieut.
Danenhower at Irkutsk, and had conversed with
him there about the expedition. Lieut. Dauen
hower, there, had said to him, it seemed that if
the course of the whale boat had been pursued a
day longer Bulun would have been reached a
month sooner, Xoros and Xinderman would have
met, and DeLong and his party would have been
saved. There could be no doubt, witness said,
of this. He had written it in long hand at
Danenhower's dictation. He had been told by
Newcomb and Bartlett that Collins had papers
on his person during the retreat which were not
found on his body. Various members of the ex
pedition had commented unfavorably to him on
the delays during the retreat, and had said, they
caused the calamity. Newcomb and others had
spoken of the bad treatment of Collins, and
said, Melville caused it. Witness" letters to the
Herald were written chiefly from Dancnhower's
dictation. Witness thought the delay at Geeo
movialocve was decidedly too long, and quite
unnecessary, and that if Melville left Geeomo
vialocvc when he first had an opportunity, De-
Long's party would have been saved. His opin
ion was gathered from conversation with the
natives, and from observations. The party at
any rate should have gone in sleds earlier than
they did. Melville had said there were no dogs.
This was so, witness said, but it was
because Melville, by his bad treatment of the
natives, had frcightened them and caused them
to send the dogs away. Jealousies between the
different members of the Melville party, witness
continued,was doubtless the reason nobody was
sent with Verome to Bulun after all. He had
been informed that Bartlett offered to walk there,
and had been told to shut his G—d d—d mouth.
Kesmas delay in returning from Buluu was be
cause his companions met. with some friends and
got drunk. When he did return with tne news
of Xindermann and Xoros, Melville, aroused to
activity, but, alas, it was too late. Delong's
party h..d kept signal fires burning, which could
have been seen twenty-five or thirty miles, and
wituess said he had heard DeLong had continu
ally expressed surprise atnotbeiiig rescued. The
chief cause of the loss of DeLcng's party was
doubtless his d.'votiou to his men
and his refusal to leave the rest of them
behind. This caused slow progress. Mrs. Ku
sona had told witness the natives Bad come upon
a broken Winchester ritlu, left by the captain's
party in a hut, and had found footsteps there
not over two days old, that the natives followed
the footsteps a short distance and abandoned the
search. This was kept quiet by the natives to
conceal their negligence. Both Xindenuann and
Xoros had told witness that Deiong frequently
expressed surprise that the search party had not
found them. Witness had no doubt if a thor
ough attempt at rescue had been made, all but
one or two of Delong's party would have been
saved. The search was not commenced in time.
The entire search was badly conducted by Mel
ville, he thought. Melville was very nngentle
manly and retarded witness in his search after
the facts connected with the expedition.
As Passed by the Senate Yesterday,
Reducing 1 Tonnage, Dues, Etc.
Washington. May B.—The shipping bill as it
passed the sedate provides that aii ofiicers of
United States vessels shall be American citizens.
Tonnage dues are abolished as to American ves
sels, and as to vessels of other nations which do
not impose tonnage dues, under the name of
"light money" on American vessels, but this
provision is not to impair any treaty obligations.
The marine hospital tax is abolished, and the ex
pense of maintaining such hospitals is devolved
on the United States. When a vessel is built in
the United Stales for foreign account, wholly
or partly of foreign material, on which
import dnties had been paid, the amount of duty,
less 10 per cent., is allowed as a drawback, when
the vessel is exported. Head money tax is de-
clared not applicable to vessels coming from
Canada or Mexico. For transporting mails be,
tween any port on the Atlantic and ports on the
Pacific, touching at foreign ports, a sum not ex
ceeding one dollar per mile on the trip each way,
of actual nautical miles traveled, may be paid, by
the postmaster general after legal advertisement
and a contract with the lowest possible bidder.
The aggregate compensation for such
service, however, is ,not to exceed
the gross revenues from the foreign mail business
for the year preceding the contract, less the
amount paid for transportation on foreign ves
sels, and the amount paid to foreign administra
tions. The ships with which such contracts are
made shall be of American registry, and the con
tracts shall be for a term not less than four, nor
more than six years. The bill also rednces from
§25 to §10 a year the fee to be paid by steam ves
sels of 100 tons or under, for inspection fees, in
addition to the amount allowed by law for issu
ing enrollments and licenses.
ST. PAUL, MINN., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1884.
The Morrison Wing Urged
to Carry the Fight
A Growing Feeling Among Tar
iff' Reformers Against the
The Randallites Profess to Believe
Morrison's Followers Will
be Glad to Eat Hum
The "World" Creates a Sensation by De
niamllns: an Investigation of Stan
ley Matthew's Means to
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Washington, May B.—The momentous ques
tion at this time is whether the Democrats who
supported the Morrison tariff bill shall revolt and
make their fight at the Chicago convention
against the Randall and Tilc'.en wing, or wait to
see whether the present complications cannot be
satisfactorily adjusted upon a basis of harmony
satisfactory to both wings. The, Kentucky con
tingent, headed by Henry Wattereon, are on the
war path with painted faces, declaring it is better
that the Democratic ship should be engulfed in
the Republican waters and go down, if necessary,
with tariff reform colors Hying, than to submit to
a revolt headed by such protectionists as Eandall
and Eaton, secretly supported by Tilden.
APPEAL TO CHICAGO.
The Washington Post, tariff reform organ,is bit
ter to-day, demanding that an appeal be made to
Chicago and a Democratic platform adopted in
consonance with the Morrison bill, with no more
talk o£ conciliation and no suggestions of com
promise, the Post asserts is tho feeling with
members who denounce the defeat of the Morri
son bill as assassination. The Post publishes
the following interview: There can be no ex
cuse invented for the alleged Democrats who went
over to the enemy, said a Democratic Senator.
Morrison stated the facts in the case when he
said to Randall, if you have votes enough to kill
. the bill you have strength necessary to amend it.
That statement will strike the plain sense of the
common people. They will understand that the
deserters did not want to have any tariff legisla
tion. They will see that Randall and his follow
ers are in hearty sympathy with the Repnbiicans
on the only live issue of the day. Had these gen
tlemen desired to take any step in the direction
of revenue reform they would have voted with
the mass of the Democrats against the slaughter
of the bill, and then tried to get it into such shape
they could give it support. If they had made a
single effort to amend the bill their action might
be forgiven. As it is they deserve no clemency,
and the true policy is to go on with the fight,
making it hotter and hotter.
AOAK.3T THE OLD TICKET.
A number of congressmen who were talking
over the sitnation last evening referred to Tilden
and the talk of his candidacy. Some of these
gentlemen had been in favor of the old ticket,
but they had gotten bravely over that feeling
within the last few days. They now see that
only a pronounced opponent of the protective
doctrine will meet the requirements of the occa
sion. I understand, said one of these represen
tatives, that Tilden's views are fairly voiced by
Randall and the New York Sun. At any rate, he
is supposed to be in sympathy with the opposi
tion to revenue reform. He might possibly
have answered tbs requirements, if we had suc
ceeded in carrying the revenue bill, but the de
feat of the bill by Democrats under the leader
ship of Tilden's friend, Randall, simplifies mat
ters. The old ticket must not be thought of.
SAVED FROM DEFEAT.
On the other hand, Randall men claim to have
saved the Democracy from utter defeat, by pre
venting the absolute loss of Xew York, Connecti
cut and Xew Jersey, in all of which there is a
brightening chance in the ensuing canvas 9. They
say that the Morrison men haven't sense enough
to appreciate the necessity of making a fight in
doubtful states, without which the Democratic
nominee for the presidency cannot be elected.
They deride the threats of the tariff reformers,
and predict that they will come into camp glad to
eat humble pie.
OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN BEATEN.
The New York Sun to-day says: The Mor
rison bill ought to have been beaten. It was
utterly impracticable. Even if it could have
been gotten through house, it was doomed to
d-sf^at in the senate. As a measure of legisla
tion it was of no consequence becanse- it could
not become law. It was a mistake from the be
ginning, and it was right and proper to put an
end to it at the first opportunity. Politically,
however, the consequences of this bill are im
portant. The first is the division of the Demo
cratic party into two opposing bodies.
Where there should be harmony and unity, dis
cord and conflict are introduced. Morrison, Car
lisle and Watterson have proclaimed that in place
of toleration we must have intolerance. Instead
of Democracy and reform, free trade must bo
set up as the only end of politics. It was better
that they tolJ us that Democracy should be
beaten in following after free trade than tha
the country should be relieved from a Republi
can government. The question will come np
for decision in the Democratic national conven
tion. If a majority of the party wish to make
free trade its one predominant doctrine they
will elect delegates pledged to that end, but if a
majority prefer to stand in old ways their deci
sion will be given in the choice of delegates.
AFTSB STAXLET MATTHEWS' SCALP.
A marked sensation was created in high official
circles to-day by the following editorial from the
New York World: Now for Stanley Matthews.
The tariff is out of tbe way. There is nothing
now to prevent the Democratic majority
from performing the duty which the country ex
pects and which ought to have been commenced
long ago. Republican newspapers, Republican
ex-senators, and the ex-secretary of the Republi
can national committee have charged that the
scat on the bench of the supreme oourt, filled by
Matthews, was bought and paid for by parties in
terested in important legislation before that
court. Xo more serious charge could be made.
If well founded it destroys the
character and usefulness of that high judicial
body, which is the linai arbiter of the constitu
tion, the last interpreter of all the laws of the
United States. If jndgships of the supreme
court have been sold and judges are servants
and tools of men to whose money they owe (heir
scat:?, the liberties of the people and institutions
of the country are imperiled. To search into
such charges and drag the truth to light is the
most sacred duty of the representatives in con
gress. The accusation is not a blind one. The
name of the judge whose seat ig said to have
been purchased, the name of the salesmen, the
name of the purchasers, even the Iname of the
agent who carried the price of the bargain, have
been staten. We demand of the Democratic
congress an investigation of tho charge that the
seat of Stanley Matthews on the beuch of the sn-
preme court was purchased by bribery and cor
AS TO TIIE CAUSE.
The editorial is commented upon as either a
declaration of war by Pulitzer upon Jay Gould
or Gould has turned against Mathews, not find
ing him filling the measure of Gould's demands
upon the supreme court jurisprudence. Gould
forced Gflrlield to re-nominate Mathews to the
supreme bench after his first nomination by
Hayes had been positively rejected, and subse
quently required Garfield to have him confirmed,
which was finally accomplished by one vote.
The reference by the house to the committee
of the whole ot the senate bill authorizing the
secretary of the interior to ascertain the amount
clue for supplies furnished the Sioux Indians of
Minnesota from Augnst, 1860, to August, 18G2,
and approving the payment thereof, will necess
arily delay the passage of the bill, although
doubtless it will be reached this session. The
Minnesota delegation hope to pull it through.
John B. Lollar has been commissioned post
master at Frankfori, Charles Bauer at Lester
vine, Ira Doras at Latare and Giles M. Gilbert at
Dunserth, Dak.; Jacob Jacobson at Grauville
and John Johnson at Valley, Minn.
MISSOURI lIIVEII COMMISSION.
The bill creating a permanent Missouri river
commission was reported to the house to-day
from the commission on commerce. It provides
for the appointment of five commissioners, three
of them from the army, to have charge of tho
improvement of the Missouri river. The com
mission witl urge this bill as preferable to the
river and harbor bill plan, as the commission
created by ihe river and harbor bill is for only
one year, while that of the commerce commission
bill is permanent and has two civilian members.
1-nOBABLI' A CANARD.
It is reported this morning that Mr. Hewitt, of
New York, is preparing a tariff bill which he
thinks can be passed. Mr. Ciardy said in an in
terview to-day that he did not think there would
be any more attempts flt tariff legislation.
FOR NEW OKLEANS.
The house has now under consideration the
bill loaning 81,000 to tho New Orleans exposi
tion, and the indications are that it will pass by a
large majority, as it is understood all around that
$5,000 will be given out of it to each state to
prepare its exhibit.
COL MORROW'S ACCOUNTS.
In the Swaim Trial Banker Bateman
Reyeals a Scandal.
Paymaster General and War Department Aid-
ing Morrow's Bast ality.
Washington, May B.—The entire session of
the Swaim court inquiry up to 2 o'clock, .when
a recess was taken, was occupied in the cross
examination of Batemun. This cross-exainina-
tion was directed principally to showing that
there had been dissatisfaction on the part of
Swaim in regard to certain matters that had
been transacted for him by Batenian & Co.
Mr. Calkins, couusol for Swatm, explained to
the court, ehowing that there might have been
an honest difference of opinion between Swaim
and Bateman as to the accounts of the former.
The principal transactions about which Batemau
was examined were a claim claiming to be for the
American and Fronch confmissionera, or an
award made by that commission and the pur
chase of 4,000 shares of Colnmbia copper mining
stock. Calkins endeavored to show from Gen.
Swaim, that he had authorized Bateman to pur
chase an award made to one D. Autri by the French
and American claims commission, instead of the
unsettled claim purchased by witness. The latter,
however, insisted that his instructions were to
purchase the claim, and he asserted at the time
those instructions were given, that no awards
had been made by the commissioner. The claim
purchased was for 81,000 and Gen. Swaim had
deposited with the firm of Batemau & Co., a
check for 51,000, with which to purchase it.. The
amount thus deposited was credited
not to Swaim, but to D. Antrl, who gave his
note, secured by the transfer of his claim to
Bateman & Co. for $2,000. Thi3 claim had not
yet beendecided, and the 31,000 paid in by Gen
eral Swaim remained on the books of Bateman &
Co. to the credit of B. Antri. Witness was ques
tioned about the Columbia copper mines stock
purchased by Bateman & Co. for General Swaim,
and said, he advised Swaim. He told him cer
tain gentlemen, including ex-Senator Windoin,
had organized the Columbia Copper Mine and
got their stock on "the ground floor," the
plan having paid 35 and 40 cents for what was
then selling on the market for 82.50, that the
company had got control of the outlaying mining
district in Minnesota, and proposes to organize
Columbia No. 2 and Columbia No. 3; that I had
been offered the chance to get in, in fact, 1 had
been offered the president 1 ..• of one of the com
panies, but temporarily, because a certain sena
tor who was to be presiden. did not care to act
till his election came off v: W'aconsin. Wi.;iess
suggested to Swolm it was a good investment.
Swaim was engaged in stock speculation aud
statements of his accounts were fumishod him.
Gen. Swaim sometimes complained of not under
standing them, and came to the bank to have
them explained. He once complained he had
given an order to sell his Omaha preferred at
108 !j, and instead that the firm had sold it at
market rates, making a difference of $62.50,
which tho bank thereupon credited to hia ac
In conversation with Gen. Swaim,
after he learned of the duplica
tion of Morrow's pay accounts, Swaim, in
talking of the matter, tapped himself on the
head with his finger and said, " The old man
didn't get left." The witness * supposed he al
luded to his having secured his lonn to Morrow
by a bill of sale on Morrow's piano. Witness
said, on investigation, he had found two banks
in Washington holding Col. Morrow's pay vouch
ers for $3,000 each, besides his own bank, which
was involved for $1,500, and two other banks that
had $1,500 between thi|m. Col. Morrow drew up
an agreement which witness took to these bank
ers, that all his pay, except a reasonable snm for
living expenses, should be assigned
to a trustee to be appointed by
the bankers, and he signed a power of attorney
authorizing the trustee to receive his pa}\ Oen.
Swaim, witness said, was aware of this arrange
ment. Witness had asked his advice about cer
tain details of the arrangement. The witness
thought the arrangement was known of at the
war department. I understand, said witness,
the terms of compromise were submitted to the
secretary of war by the paymaster general. This
statement caused a little sensation in tne court.
You say you understand that? »aid Gen.
Pope. Do you know that?
I was so informed, said witness, by Assistant
Postmaster General Cary. He paid, as 1 recol
lect, that the matter had been submitted to the
secretary, who had issued an order that no pay
ment should be made to Col. Morrow at any other
point than here. I will say right tiere that lam
not clearly satisfied whether he referred to the
secretary of war or to the general of the army.
It was the one in authority here at that time.
Bateman was questioned as to the circum
stances leading up to the suit entered against
him by Humphry on the dne bill for §5,000. He
said, when he heard Humphry had presented the
(hie bill for payment, he sent for him and said to
him, "Swaim i? making a cat's paw of you," and
I showed him Swaim's check drawing out his
balance, whereupon Humphry said "Swaim can't
make a cat's paw of me," and left. About two
month'- afterwards suit wan brought on the note.
Meantime witness had not gone to see Swaim
Being asked, why he had not, he replied, "Be
cause i considered it a mild species of blackmail
and paid no attention to it.''
WAR DEPARTMENT EXPLANATION.
It is learned at the war department that no
charges for duplication of pay accounts were ever
preferred against Col. Morjow, at the depart
ment, nor any communication or information on
that subject ever recurred there. The only ac.
tion ever taken in his case by the secretary of
war, was to pass upon the request made by Col.
Morrow to the paymaster general, that hispay be
stopped in all places save Washington, to enable
him to relieve himself from debt.. This wan sub
mitted to the secretary of war by the acting pay
master general. The secretary declined to place
his name upon the usual stoppage circular, on
the ground that he had not the right to do
so, but to enable Col. Morrow to arrange to free
himself from his indebtedness. The secretary
informed the paymaster general that he had no
objection to his making such arrangements as
would ensure the payment of Col. Morrow's pay
Touchers, by only one paymaster stationed in
Washington. The question of prosecuting him
or refraining from prosecuting him was never
considered by the secretary of war. When, how
ever, a short time subsequently, the charges of
drunkenness were preferred against Col. Morrow,
the secretary of war promptly appointed a court
for his trial.
Walsh Makes a Further Statement
Regarding Kellogg's Escapes
Washington, May B.—At a meeting of the
Springer committee this morning several mem
bers opposed entering upon the Kellogg Investi
gation unless instructed to do bo by the house.
Mr. Milliken s^id, he understood that Kellogg
would drop the matter if the committee con
cluded not to consider it. The committee in
structed the chairman to inform Kellogg, if
his witnesses remained in the city
they would do so at their own
expense. The wittnesses referred to, were
those brought here by Kellogg before his recent
trial, and afterwards eubpoaened to appear be
fore the committee.
John A. Walsh wag present, and inquired when
the committee desired him to appear as a witness.
An informal discussion followed relative to the
testimony that Walsh could give, during the
progress of which, Walsh said, his testimony
was before the grand jury, which indicted
Price and Brady and failed to indict
Kellogg, and Bhowed the ex-senator was a
hundred fold more deserving of indictment than
either Brady or Price." He said he had his pa
pers with him, when he appeared before the
grand jury, but that body seemed to be satisfied
without examining them. "Bliss was present
on that occasion aud said to the jury" : "It was
a serious thing to indict a United States sena
tor." The committee did not decide when Walsh
would be examined.
John A. Walsh said to-night, it was to the sec
ond graud jury that Bliss made the remark "that
it was a serious matter to indict a United States
senator." I did say, touching tho failure of the
first jury to include" Kellogg in the Brady-Price
indictment, I had heard it stated the. reason why
Kellogg'g name was left out, was because George
Bliss told Foreman Mitchell that Kellogg ought
not to be indicted. This, notwithstanding the fact
that my testimony necessarily bore more heavily
against him than against Brady or Price. The
committee asked me then, if I stated this of my
own knowledge. I replied I heard the statement
made, but that inasmuch as I noticed the com
mittee had subpoenaed Mr. Mitchell, thty could
ascertain it from him. The above was informal
and in the nature of a conversation with the dif
ferent members of the committee. I was not
THE NORTHWESTERN JOBBERS.
Their Requests of the Classification
Committee Probably to Receive
fSpecial Telegram to the Globe. ]
Chicago, May B.—Messrs. P. H. Kelly.Geo. R.
Finch, C. W. Hackett and H. H. Hoppin, the St.
Paul jobbers, arrived here in a special car yes
terday, coming from St. Louis, where they had
successfully engineered a movement to nullify
the efforts of Chicago and St. Louis wholesalers
to secure discriminations on railroad rates against
northwestern jobbers. There were present at
the mooting representatives of 180 jobbing firms.
The aim is not to secure lower freight
rales, but to retain the present
classification ot freight by which
reductions are obtained on car loads by the west
ern jobbers. The truth is, the whole thing is a
fight between the wholesale men of Chicago and
St. Louis and the smaller jobbers and shippers
in the west and northwest. These jobbers have
been getting special car load rates from the rail
roads, which enables them to undersell the Chi
cago and St. Louis men in smaller lots to retail
dealers, and the large wholesale men insist on
an abolition of this discrimination in classification
as destructive to the interests of the retailers,
the large jobbers and the railroads and as unfair
A temporary organization was effected by tho
election of R. E. Turner, of St. Joseph, presi
dent, and H. P. Hoppin, of St. Paul, vice-presi
dent. Yesterday Messrs. Hackelt, More, Ray
mond, Andrew, Gallagher, Hidden and Finch,
the gentlemen who were appointed to present
the desires of the merchants to the classification
committee, waited on that commission with the
Whereas, It is understood that a petition is
now before the Joint Western Pool association
classification committee to abolish tho present
car-load rates on freight; therefore.
Resolved, By the shippers, wholesale mer
chants and manufacturers of the Mississippi and
Missouri river valleys in convention this day as
sembled, that we most earnestly protest against
the said proposed changes as being detrimental
to the interests alike of the railroads interested
and this body, who are their principal patrons.
Arguments supporting the resolutions were
made by the committee, and they were assured
by the clsssiflcation committee that their request
would receive a careful consideration, and there
is no doubt that the northwestern jobbers will
gain their point.
Before final adjournment the meeting was or
ganized into a pertaanent association as '-the
Mississippi and Missouri Valley Trade associa
tion," with the following officers: President, P.
H. Kelly, of St. Paul; secretary, W. H. Hall, of
Kansas City: vice presidents, Messrs. Gregory,
of Kansas City; Johnson, of St. Joseph; J. R.
Nutting, of Davenport; Geo. R. Pinch, of St.
Paul, and R. tf. Brookings.
The car containing the St. Paul delegation,
augmented by General Freight Agent J. H. Hi
land, of Omaha, S. R. Dawson, and a number of
other prominent northwesterners was attached to
the noon train over the Northwestern to-day,
and will arrive in St. Paul to-morrow morning.
SANFORD'S RADICAL CURE
A single dose of Sanford's Radical Cure in
stantly relieves the most voilent Sneezing or
Hard Colds, clears the head as by magic, Btops
Watery Discharges from the Nose and Eyes,
prevents Ringing Noises in the Heud, cures
Nervous Headache and subdues Chills and Fever.
In Chronic Catarrh it cleanses the nasal passage
of foul mucus, restores the senses of smell, taste
and hearing when affected, frees the head, throat
and bronchial tubes of offensive matter,
sweetens and purifies the breath, stops the
cough and arrests the progress of Catarrh towards
One bottle Radical Cure, one box Catarrh al
Solvent and Sanford's Inhaler, all in one
package, of all druggist for Si. Ask for San
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wppy fiMsa aM to *k° Nervous system and
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IK IS THE CRT Electric Battery combined
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vitalizes Weak and Worn Out Parts, strengthens
Tired Muscles, Prevents Disease, and does more
in one half the time than any other plaster in the
world. Sold everywhere.
BT.MUiS AM STPAOL PACKET CO.
Side-Wheel Steamers, Equipped with lilec
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REFITTED AND REFURNISHED.
For Winona, LnCrosse, Dnbnque, Clinton, I?ock
Island, Davenport, Muscatine, Burlington,
Keokuk, Quincy, Hannibal, St. Louis,
and all intermediate points.
. . STEAMER
D. R. Asburt, Master. N. G. ' Rhodes, Clerk.
Leaves St. Paul,
On Friday. May 9. at 2 p. m.
Through tickets by river and rail for sale to all
points East and South.
A. DULANY, Agent.Levee nnd Jackson st.
City Ticket o3ice, 334 Jackson street.
TROTTING STOCK AUCTION.
tef^V^^l^k. At Public Auction, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11,
•nt kSsBhW. • 1884, rain or shine, at
$$k Adjoining the city limits of St. Paul, Minn.,
W®ss&ssffi9Bßmß MA by Com- N"W- Kittson ' Chas- A- DeQrafl and
(3P George W. Sherwood, abont 70 head of hi"h
a""*Si»***rT wH!k# ' gS ' ■ bred Trotters, consisting of young; StalUons,
ifSh \&-&L i" p w Fillies, Brood Mares and Geldings, sired prin
''■Tgfli.iiiWMin "' TMinj\ .TrS cipally by such noted sUUliona as Smuggler,
J^^S^^^^^^^SSifflS^wlHKßß i^.'-.Volunteer, Peacemaker, George Wilkes, Yon
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IfSSSMSSSmFVwBStB&im JSf^JPfer^S!''^?' Bull, and Kavenswood.
»t ' J^^^fer^'^l- r^?*:' , Sale t0 commence at 10 a. m. sharp. • Send
■ »■' !T^i^fgiiHl^ gs^sT for catalogue, to B. D. WOODMANSEE,
• ' --x .- ' ' v!' St. Paul, iUnn.
To Our WurerooniH:
148 and 150 East Third St.,
Will convince anyone in search of a
Piano or an Organ,
That wo have tun LARGEST and FINEST as
sortment of FIRST-CLASS INSTRUMENTS in
The Matchless Steinway,
The Elegant Haines,
The Beautiful Behr Bros., and other PIANOS.
The Mason & Hamlin,
The Packard Orchestral, and '
' The Shoninger Cymbella ORGANS.
S2T" Pianos at $10, $15 and $25 per month.
t*g~ Organs at $5 to $10 per month, and $11
We are offering unequaled Inducements to
MRS. M. C. THAYER,
418 Wabashaw street.
Sohmer and other Pianoes, New and Second Hand
New England, Smith, American, Bay State and
Everything in the line of Musical Merchandise,
at lowest prices and best terms. 130-ly
For Pianos 4 Organs
- For K»»y and Best Terms,
For Cat*loguts and Lowest Prices,
For Agendas and T«rritr>ry. Address
C. ,W. YOUNGMAN,
115 K. Seventh street, ST. PAUL.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
Commencing — £ —v ONE WEEK
MONDAY. MAY Ju£ only.
WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY MATINEES,
The Popular young actor,
MR. JAMES O'NEILL
As Edmund Dantes, with Mr. John Stetson's
Originally organized under Mr. Stetson's manage
ment for Booth's Theatre, New York.
Dumas' Great Play of
With the following Star Cast:
Mr. Frederic Dcßelleville, Mr. Forrest Robinson,
Mr. Geo. 0. Boniface, Mr. J. V. Melton, Mr. Jas. i
Taylor, Mr. J. W. Shannon, Mr. Horace Lewis,
Mr. J. L. Carhart, Mr. J. Swinburne, Miss Eu
genic Blair, Miss Annie Boudinot, Miss Emma
Smith, Miss Marjorie Bonner, Miss Carrie Noyes.
Entire new scenery, painted by Wm. Voegtlin
and Jos, Clare, formerly Artists of Booth's Thea
ter. J3F'Grand realistic effects and correct ap
Seats now on sale. Usual prices.
Reappearance of St. Paul's favorite Commedians,
MISS LULU WILSON,
In their great German Comedy entitled'
08, OXLT A
Supported by an excellent cast, endorsed by press
and public everywhere.
Special Family Matinee Saturday !
The Spanish Students.
Greatest Musical Attraction in
will appear at
MAY, 15th, 16th, and 17th.
Admission 50c. Reserved seats 75c. Seats
for sale at Myers & Finch's, .Bridge Square, on
and after Saturday at 9 o'clock a. m. The beau
tiful costume of the. students, and the unique
character of the music make it desirable to have
seats near the stage. Secure them early. Five
hundred admission tickets already sold. Grand
Matinee for children Saturday, 17th, at 2:30 p. m.
Admission, school children 25c; adults 50c.
Office op the Board op Education, (
St. Paul, April 7, 1834. J
Sealed bids will be received for
Up to MONDAY, April 19th, at 5 p. m., for Desks
for the following Schools: ■
All bids to be addressed to the Hon. Joseph
Oppenheim, President of the Board of Education.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and
By order of the Board.
J. G DONNELLY, Secretary.
P. S.—For particulars as to sizes, etc., apply
to J. G. Donnelly, Chairman of the Committee on
Purchases and Supplies. 129*
~~CALCIMININGTEf C. ■ . . - . ~~
Ceilings Si ana upwards; rooms $2.50 and up
wards. Tinting walls 10 per cent, extra. Inside
and outside painting from 1 to Hi cents per
square foot. All work guaranteed: Send postal
card or leave orders at shop. ...
104-133 , , 68 West Tenth street.
Reminds us of the im
pression many Eastern
people have regarding
our climate. They im
agine coming to Minne
sota is like going pretty
near the North Pole;
but this climate is much
preferable to that of
London, where they
have snow storms on
the sth of May. As this
is the Spring season and
Spring Weather, it nat
urally occurs to us that
we must don our Spring
Suit. Shall we go to a
tailor and pay him forty
or fifty dollars, or shall
we go to
and buy equally as good
a suit for twenty or
Possibly you cannot
decide until you have
seen our suits, so drop
in any time, and we will
show yon with pleasure,
LOT 1288—A Handsome Sack Suit at $20
LOT 1301—4 Handsome Sack Suit at $20
NOT 1835—A Hansoms Sack Soft at $&
LOT 1&86-1 Handsome Sack Suit at $25.!
And if you want a Frock
Suit, we can give you
any of the above lots cut
in that style. These are
some of the best suits
we have to offer, and we
claim for them all the
good qualities belong,
ing to custom-made
suits that cost double
these prices. In medium
price suits, from $8 to
$15 and $18, we show a
variety that combine
neatness with durabili
ty. The goods are all
wool; they are well put
together, and the trim
mings and lining are
from substantial and
als. For 1 the Boys we
have just such suits as
mothers delight in. The.
Knockabout Suit for $£
is all the name implies,
Boys may knock about
in them to their hearts*
content and not wear
them out. These suits,
and all of our CREED
MORES have pieces for
patches, the Cavalry
Knee, and an extra pair
KILT SUITS for Little Fellows, .
flannel blouses. sailor su.ts
plaited blouse suits \
Onr Boy9 J Shirt Waists at 25c, sOt
and 75c are new spring patterns, and
The department comprising onr Fnr«
nishing Goods is second to none in the
West. We are not afraid of fine goods,
as we know the people will buy them if
they buy them cheap.
"Make Small Pro/Its" is onr motto
in this and all other departments; con
sequently we are the most successful
retail Clothing, Furnishing Goods and
Hat Store iv Minnesota, and the people
Our retail Price List will post yon on
the value of onr Clothing.
One-Price Cloil Hob,
Cor. Third and Robert, St. Paul.