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SET) AT J A, MO., TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1884.
Various Views Expressed in
Various ways, Concern
ing His Nomination.
What the World, the Press
and People say, Con
Eatifications and Jolly-flea-tions
Among his Politi
Other Political Gossip, Na.
tional, State and Personal.
The Wind up at Chicago,
The Press Tenders its
Chicago, 111., July 12. There were very
few remaining evidences this morning of
the democratic convention. The delegates
very generally have taken their departure.
At the clubs and head quarters, the ban
ners have been furled and hotel coridors
have resumed their wonted appearance. On
the streets there are still to be seen more
than the usual number of white hats, a
number of which are surmounted with
small feathered roosters, the wearing of
which has come to be a sort of rage among
the democracy. The members of the na
tional committee and other leaders of the
party who are still in the city
as to the strength of the ticket. The dele
gates generally, express great satisfaction
at the treatment received at the hands of
the local committees in providing: for their
comfort. Now that the great convention
has come and gone it is due to the officers
and committees of arrangements that the
press should acknowledge to them their
The remodeling of the hall was made
admirably. The audience room and facli
ties granted for telegraphing and reporters,
were made ample, and special thanks are
due to Judge C. Gandy, in the preiimnary
arrangment of details, Hon. Austin H.
Brown and Col. Bichmond J. Bright, the
efficient sergant-at-arms for the intelligent
aid rendered and his just appreciation of
the requirements of the Press.
AN ENGLISH VIEW.
London. July 12. The Daily News says,
America's foreign relations will be saier in
Cleveland's hands than in those of Blaine.
The latter represents the American jingo
party which, like the same party here
makes up in audacity and volubility for
lack of numbers. A president like Cleve
land would cultivate quietude abroad and
peace at home. If elected he will be
chosen on the ground that he is more
worthy to represent the probity and good
sense of the studied moderation of the
American people than Blaine.
St. Louis, Mo July 12. Dispatches
from all sections of Missouri and Central
and Southern Illinois say the nomination
of Cleveland and Hendricks is received
with great satisfaction and much enthusi
asm by the democrats.
Leavenworth, Kas., July 12. The nomi
nation of Cleveland and Hendricks gives
great satisfaction Here not only to domo
crats but to the independent republicans,
and especially to the Germans.
FIREWORKS AND CANNON.
Downs, Kas., July 12. Upon the receipt
of the news of the nomination of Cleveland
and Hendricks about 1,000 people gathered
together and showed their appreciation bv
speeches from merchants, farmers and me
chanics, and a fine display of fireworks and
cannon salutes was the programme.
BUTLER WILL BOLT.
New York, July 12. John F. Senryj
president of the national anti-monopoly or
ganization said to-day : "I have not b yrd
from Butler since Cleveland was nomina
ted but from hat he said to me before go
ing to Chicago, I am confident he will not
support Cleveland. He cannot do it. He
has formally accepted the nomination of
the anti-monopolists and he telegraphed
me from Chicago Thursday, saying he
would never consent to the nomination of
Indianapolis, Ind., July 12. Ex-Senator
Hendricks arrived here early this
morning and was received with , salute-
He remained at his residence during the
morning where he was the recipient of
many congratulations from friends and
neighbors. A large number of congratu
latorv telegrams were also received. Mr.
Hendricks declines to anwer positively
whether he will accept or decline the nom
ination, saying it would not be proper for
him to discuss the latter until he is for
mally notified. It is the general impres
sion here that he will accept. A ratifica
tion meeting will be held this evening at
which Hendricks is expected to speak.
Sterling Kas., July 12 The Sterling
democrats are having a grand ratification
to-night. Fireworks illuminate the city
from one end to the other. The people are
wild with enthusiasm, and all are satisfied
with the choice of the convention, and are
warming things up generally for Cleveland
and Hendricks. Speeches are being made
by the Hon. W. L. Brown, O, C. Cosgrove,
J. E. Burgess and others. The Sterling
Bulletin band is in attendandance in full
uniform, furnishing music for the occasion.
Hound after round of appiause is going up
in honor of their favorite candidates.
AT CLAY CENTER.
Clay Center, Kas., July 12, An enthusi
astic ratification was .held last night by
the democrats, to endorse the nomination
at Chicago. Anvils were fired, bon fires
built etc. The band played popular
pieces and speeches were made by Mayor
Giffond, Prof. Lantz and Capt. Pughe. A
large number of Citizens were present and
Indianapolis, July 12 A very largely
attended democratic meeting to ratify the
nominations of Cleveland and Hendricks
waB held here to-night. Messrs. Hen
dricks and McDonald were escorted to the
place of speaking by the new political la
bor organization known as the "Tocials r'
The meeting was called to order by Austin
H. Brown and Wm. English was made
chairman. Mr. Hendricks was received
with a burst of genuine enthusiasm which
seemed to inspired him and he spoke with
more than his usual ease and fluency.
His remarks were as follows :
My fellow citizens, you are almost as
mad as they were in the convention at
Chicgao. Great cheering. I thought
they would not stop up the tnroats at an
and I thought there was no limit to the
crowd there, but 1 hnd there is a larger al
I AM ENCOURAGED
and delighted to meet you on this occa
siop. You come to celebrate and to express
your approval of the nominations that were
made at Chicago. 1 am glad
that you are so cordial in
this expression. This is a great year,
with us every fourth year we elect two
great officers of the government. This year
is our great year and every man whatever
his party associations may be, is called
upon to reconsider all questions upon
which he is disposed to act, and having re
considered to cast his vote m lavor ol what
he believes to be right.
THE DEMOCRACY OF INDIANA
appointed me one of the delegates to the
convention at Chicago. I spent nearly aweek
in attendance in that city and now 1 return
to say a few thing to you and only a few
things to you in regard to that convention.
it was the largest convention
ever held in America. Never has such an
assemblage of people been seen before. It
was a convention marked in its character
for sobriety, deliberation and purpose. It
elected two men to carry the banner and
leaving that convention and going out be
fore the people the question is will you
help carry the banner lireat cheers and
cries of uwe will do it." I do not expect
I have no right to expect that I will escape
the criticism and it may be the slander
of the ooDosite party. I have
NEVER IN MY LIFE
suffered very much from that but I am be
fore you, democrats, conservatives, inde
pendents, all men who wish to restore the
government to the position it occupied be
fore these corrupt times, and to all such
men I make an appeal for your support for
the high office for which I have been nom
inated by the democracy at Chi
cago. fGreat cheers. Gov. Cleveland
is the nominee for president ; a man pro
moted to that high ofiSce by the largest ma
jority ever decided an election in that
state ; he is a man of established honesty
of character and if you will elect him to
the presidency of the United Stales you
will not hear of star routes in the postal
service in the country under his adminis
Other Political News.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 12, The national
executive committee of the prohibition
home protection party will meet here the
22ad inst. to make final arrangements for
the convention which commences the fol
lowing day. Delegates are already arriv
ing and it is expected when the convention
is called to order over 500 delegates will
be present representing every state in the
union. Secretary S. W. Ageersays in the
event of the success of their party Miss
Francis Willard will have the choice of
A FACTION FIGHT. Z
The Times Democrat, New Ileria, spe
cial says: The Gates-Fontellen trouble is
again boiling up. .Last night a party of
fifteen Gates men organized and took pos
session of the court house while the Fon
tellen men were in a saloon near by. Both
sides despatched coursers to different parts
of the parish and are gathering up their
men. The Fontellen men declare they
will take the court house to-day or to
night. The Gates men will be prepared to
resist the attack.
Wilmington. Del., July 12. Senator
Bayard came in from his suburban home
to his office this morning and was just open
ing his morning mail when an Associated
Press representative called upon him. He
said he was not yet prepared to speak fully
and freely in regard to the work of opening
the campaign but would do so when the
smoke of the convention shall have cleared
away. He really felt a sense of relief he
said now the convention had made its
choice and that the great responsibilities
of ihz leadership had fallen on another's
thoulders. He said further he would give
fhe ticket his hearty uupport as he had
Leely and immediately announced in
hi3 telegram to Mr. Cleveland, congratula
ing him on his nomination. He referred
to Cleveland's letter of acceptance of the
gubernatorial nomination in 1SS2, as an
admirable document which had attracted
his attention at the time, and lingered in
his memory, and he was prepared to believe
that the time had now come when the
American people tired of the evils of re
publican misgovernment and replnsed by
the ticket that party had put into the field
would demand and secure a change of
Minneapolis, July 12. The delegates to
ihe state convention from Ottawa county
are N.J. Hawley, P. C, Hall, and H. H.
Alternates, W. C. Perdue, D. M. Dunn,
and L. D. Moore.
The convention was unanimous for Jno.
A. Martin, and W. A. Johnston for asso
ciate justice. A resolution against re
submission was adopted.
Ottawa, Kas., July 12. There was a full
attendance at the Franklin county repub
lican contention this afternoon. The fol
lowing delegates to the state convention
were elected : H. T. Sharpe, Judge A.
Franklin, Dr. J. R. Thornburg, W. S.
Brockway and Captain J. M. Griffin.
Junction City, Kas., July 12. The re
publican county convention to-day elected
G. E. Bettis, C. L. Linten and M. E. Clark
delegates, and J. B. Cullem, C. E. Murphy
and W. S. Grant alternates to the repub
lican state convention. The entire delega
tion is very enthusiastic and solid for
Speer for superintendent of public instruc
tion, SMITH COUNTY
Gaylord, Kas. July 12. At the Smith
county republican convention this day,
Webb McNall was elected chairman and
L. C. Hoadly secretary. The following
delegates were elected to the state conven
tion and instructed for John A. Martin
for governor, William Higgins for secre
tary of state, W. A. Johnston assistant
justice and E. P. McCabe auditor : Dele
gates, Webb McNall, E. Stevens, J. A.
Boseman and A. Johnson. Alternates, E.
R. Harker, J. S. McDowell, N. J. Wiley
and J. W. Thomas. The convention also
elected eleven delegates to attend the Gay
lord senatorial convention to be held July
23, and instructed for Hon. B. M. Pickley,
first, last and all the time.
Washington, Kas., July 12. The repub
licans of Washington county, Kansas, as
sembled in convention to-day and passed
the following set of resolutions :
Be it resolved by ths Washington county
republicans in convention assembled,
First. That we reaffirm our allegiance to
the grand old republican party, and most
heartily and cheerfully approve the action
of the national republican convention
which recently assembled at Chicago, both
as to the platform and as to the candidates,
firmly believing that with James G, Blaine
and John A. JLogan, the plumed knignt,
and the black eagle as our standard bearers
we are assured of a glorious victory in No
Columbus. July 12. The republican
county convention assembled here to-day
and elected Col. Wm. March, Capt. J. H.
Smith, Hon. S. S. C. McDowell, J. P. An
derson. L. C. Weedy and Rev. J. A. White
as delegates to the state convention, all
The convention was addressed by Colonel
J. R. Holland.
Abilene, Kas. July 12 The republican
county convention, held in this city to-day,
elected C. Kohter as chairman and R. J.
Finley, secretary. The delegates to the
state conventional Topeka are as follows :
V. P. Wilson, C. Kohler,D.W. Wilson,
B. W. Peck and John Stewart. Alternates
J. R. Burton, John Latto, Henry W. Hin
ley, P. Springer and C. L. Breinizar. The
convention instructed for Jno. A. Martin
for governor and endorsed Albert H. Bur
ton for chief justice.
Wellington, Kas, July 12. The jepub
lican county convention met in this city
to-day and elected the following persons as
delegates to the stale convention : Hon. E.
A. Hubbard, S. A. Douglass, J. D. Krell,
Col. H. C. St. Clair, Elisha Parker and
Tell W. Walton, The following alter
nates were chosen : Hon. A. B. Mayhew,
J. C. O. Morse, O P. Ominger, M, S. Eng
land, E R. Thompson, J. R. Musgrove.
The following resolutions were passed
Resolved, That the delegates to the stale
convention are hereby instructed to cast
the vote of Sumner county for John A.
Martin for governor and Hon. E. A, Ter
race for associate justice of the supreme
Resolved, That we are opposed to the
re-submission of the prohibitory amend
ment and are in favor of a rigid enforce
ment all over the state of the laws. Upon
the adjournment of the county convention
the Ninety-first and Ninety-second rep
resentative districts of this county met in
separate bodies and selected delegates to
the senatorial convention which meets at
Harper, August 14th. The delegates from
the Ninety-first district are for Col. J. W.
Forney and those from the Ninety-second
district are for Ben Simeller.
Parsons, Kansas, July 12. The republi
can convention for Labette county, met at
Oswego to-day and elected a solid delega
tion for John A. Martin for governor, and
a solid delegation against W. M. Higgins
for secretary of state. Higgins claims the
county as his home, and is greatly hurt at
its repudiation of his candidacy. The
delegation will likely support Henderson,
of Neosho county, for secretary of state.
Troy, Kas., July 12. The republican
district convention for the nomination of
a candidate for state senator for the dis
trict composed of Doniphan and Brown
counties has been called to meet at Troy
on Wednesday the 29lh of August. Each
county is entitled to ten delegates. Upon
the announcement of the nomination of
Cleveland and in view of the fact that
Ben Butler had pledged himself to support
the democratic nomiee, the Butler club
of Troy, met and unanimously resolved to
support Blaine and Logan. It is now com
mon to hear the democrats express them
selves to the effect that the republicans
nave one ol the best men oi the nation as
their candidate. That hereafter they shall
pay no attention to politics but pic their
own candidates and vote for such men as
they consider the best.
Howard, Kas., July 12. The Elk
county republican convention here yester
day, elected Geo. W Mickey W. H. Smith
ers and! N. J. Cox delegates to the state
convention. They were instructed to sup
port John A. Martin lor governor, and
E. L. Farrance for the supreme bench. A
resolution discountenancing a re-submis
sion the prohibition amendment was
by a two-thirds majority.
Fort Scott, Kas., July 12. The repub
lican county convention met to-dav and
elected the following delegates to the state
convention : J. 3. Peasley, E. B. Ball, A.
H. Tanner, Wiley Balinger, Rev. J. Paul
son and Hon. J. J. Stewart. The conven-
unanimously instructed the delegates to
use all honorable efforts to nominate J. H.
Lawhead, of this county for state superin
tendent of public instructions The delega
tion is also solid for Col. Martin for gov
Cincinnati 15 Baltimore 10
Cleveland 41 Buffalo 7
Chicago 6 j Detroits 4
Indianapolis 4 j Metropolitan 8
Columbus 2 Washington 1
Philadelphia 3 j New York 9
Louisville. 4 Allegheny 1
St. Paul 1 1 Muskegon 2
Milwaukee 1 1 Fort Wayne 0
Chicago Driving Park.
Chicago, July 12. The Seventh day of
Chicago Driving Park summer trotting
meeting: Weatner warm una ciouuy, witn
broken clouds; track fast; attendance 3,000.
FIRST RACE 2:35, PACING.
Golden Prince, 2 2 2
Patsey Clinko 6 z 6
Time, 2:241, 2;21fc 21.
Three minute clas3.
Dennis 2 2 S 1 1 1
Revenue.... 3 113 3 2
Telephone 1 3 2 2 2 3
m nml f o n nOI O.flE O.Ofkl O.OOl
lime z:zi-2. -:--t, -tious, oj.
2:22 pacing was unfinished on account of
darkness. Bessie M won farst two heats
Fritz third. Time. 2:20k 2:20. 2:21.
Two special events were sandwiched be
tween the heats of the regular racers.
The first was the pacer Johnson to beat
his own record, 2:10. Jtle was nrst given
t - n.no.l T .1
a warming up neat in :o. u me &u
nnrl ViPt Tip TPHnhpd the nuarter uost in
VMM MVM w w - 1
thirty-two seconds, half, 1:04 J ; three-quar
ters, 1:3S ; mile, 2:11 A-
In third heat he reached the quarter in
three-quarter seconds ; half, 1:073; mile,
ThP vmnd srjecial event was a single
trial bv the pacer, Billy S. with a running
mate tn lat the time of 2:013 made by
Wesimont over this track Friday. At that
way of going he did not succeed m lower
ing the record. He paced a faster mile
than was ever before trotted or paced ex
cept by Westmont. He went to quarter
post in thirty-three Beconds ; nan, in J:uo,
in 1:36; mile, 2:07$. The races will be
Brighton Beach Races.
Brighton Beach, July 12. Three quar
ters ol a mile ; Montank won, Garymed
second, Columbia third. Time 1:16$.
Mile and one-eighth : Woodcraft won,
Tangaballa second, Riddle third. Time
Mile and a quarter for all ages ; King
Fan won, Mark second, Ramble third.
Three-quarters of a mile for maiden two
vear olds; Nestleton won, Dovle second,
Frank Renyon third. Time 1:23.
Hurdle race, mile and a quarter ; Tona
wanda won, Valentine second, Compro
mise third. Time 2:213.
Chicago, July 12. The Washington
park races attracted a very large attend
ance. The weather was very warm and
First race, all ages, mile dash ; Saunter
E. won ; TemplehofF second ; Marcsteart
third. Time 1:44$.
Second race, Woodlawn stakes, three
year old foals, one and five-eigth miles.
Starters, Modesty, Vascinsko, .bred A.
Strickland and Jim Carlisle. There was a
terrific finish between Modesty and Fred
A. Modesty won by four inches ; Fred A.
bv twenty-six and Kescinsko by thirty.
Third race, two miles; Lida Stanhope
won ; Lucy B. second ; Bennett third.
Lightning stake, all ages, three-fourths
First heat, Mona won ; John Henry
second ; Thady third. Time 1:17.
Second heat, John Kelly won ; Pearl
Jennings second ; Mona third. Tony Pas
ter distanced. Time, 1:1 6.V
Third heat, Ida Henry won ; Mona sec
ond. Time 1:19.
A PERFECT PANIC.
Marsailles, July 12, Thirty deaths from
cholera here last evening ; eight between 9
o'clock and noen to-day. The panic is ex
treme. The railway stations were crowded
early this morning with fugitiv.8 who
fought for tickets which the agents could
not issue fast enough.
Toulon, July 12. There were seventeen
deaths from cholera here last evening.
DECLARE IT SPORADIC
Paris, July 12. The newspapers declare
the cases of cholera reported here yesterday
Critical Condition of Chinese
London, July 12. The Shanghia cor
respondent of the Times, says Sir Robert
Hart, the Chinese customs inspector, is
trying to negotiate with Potentotre, the
French minister. The Farugor council
seems blind to the dangers of a war of re
bellion. Prince Chun trusts to the boast
ing fanatics and to the officials who con
ceal the defenseless condition of the coast.
BOONVILLE BOOMS IT.
All for Cleveland Crittenden
Says It's Destiny.
Boonville, Mo., July 12. Special.
The nominations of Cleveland and Hen
dricks are received with every manifesta
tion of approval in Boonville. The visit
ors to Chicago returned home to-night, and
claim that it is an unusually strong
Gov. Crittenden came in on the even
ing train and was seen by the Baboo cor
respondent at the residence of Hon. John
R. Walker. I was an original Tilden man
said the governor, but accepting his de
clination as final, I was next lor Cleve
land. He is a political child of destiny
and is predestinated to be the next presi
dent. Hendricks adds to the good judg
ment of the wisdom and common sense of
1884 ; the sentiment and power of 1S76. It
is the strongest ticket that could possibly
have been named, and
"WILL SWEEP THE COUNTRY
like a whirlwind.
New York is to-day as safe for the de
mocracy as is Missouri, and Hendricks is a
tower of strength in Indiana. The very
skill with which Cleveland's managers
conducted the contest at Chicago shows
how effectively his campaign will be car
ried on, and he will be as
in the one as the other.
Tell the Bazoo's intelligent readers
a wiser choice could not have been made.
The democrats of Boonville will have a
grand ratification meeting at the court
house Monday night, at which trovernor
Crittended will probably speafc.
Derailed by the Storm.
Greenwood, Mo. Special. The storm
this morning blew the roof from a corn
crib near this place, across the railroad
track and the northbound freight train ran
into tt, derailing six cars. Nobody hurt.
A Forthcoming Sober Democrat.
Washington, D. C, July 12. At the so
licitation oi some of the leading trade and
industrial organizations of the country,
the secretary of State last winter directed
the preparation of a circular letter with
the view of securing through the consular
officers the fullest obtainable information
concerning the condition of labor through
out foreign countries, especially in Europe.
Very full returns have been received from
the consuls everywhere, and are now in
process of preparation in the
bureau of statistics of the state
department for the press. The
material embodies information, relating
not only to rates of wages paid to all
classes of laborers, but to prices paid for
the necessaries of life, clothing, rent, food
&c, not only from an American standpoint,
as to what the necessaries of life comprise,
but the actual nature and quality of the
Information is also given upon the
habits of the working classes, their steadi
ness, trustworthyness and economy, or
otherwise upon the feeling which prevails
between the employee and the employer ;
the effects of that feeling and the prosperi
ty of the community and upon the organ
ized condition of labor.
The nature of organization and its effect
upon the advancement and welfare of the
laborers ; upon counter organizations of
capital and local or general laws bearing
on such organizations; upon the prevalency
of strikes and how far arbitration enters
into the settlement of disagreements be
tween employers and employes : upon the
formation, practical working and effect of
co-operative societies, and to what extent
they have fulfilled the promises held out
it their formation, enabling the working
people to purchase the necessaries of life
at a less cost than through the regular
business channels ; upon the means fur
nished for the safety of employes in
factories, mines and mills and on railways
etc ; the provisions made for the work
people m case of accident : the general
consideration given by employers to the
moral and phvsical well being of their
emploves : iipan the political rights en
joyed by working men and their influence
through such rights upon legislation ; upon
the causes which lead to emigration of
working people and finally upon the nuin
bers of women and chil iren employed in
industrial pursuits not connected with the
household ; their wages and the moral and
phvsical conditions and general etlects of
such employment upon the family circle.
The volume will be ready for the press iu
about two weeks.
The following circular in relation to the
collection of taxes on fruit brandy has
been sent to the collector of internal rev
enue by the treasury department. It has
been decided to continue the system of su
pervising the operations ot fruit distiller
ies, which has prevailed the last two sea-
sons. To tnis enu, collectors are instruct
ed to give prompt attention to all notices
and bonds, that distillers may not be de
layed in beginning woik, nor have a pre
text for commencing work beiore they are
notified of the approval of their papers.
Practices, where they exist, of delaying
the return of monthly reports, and car
rying singling over from month to month
without doubling until towards the end of
the season, should be required given up
and collectors will vigorously insist upon
a more strict compliance with ths regular
methods of procedure which the regula
tions provide, jiarnest measures should
be taken to secure prompt and faithful en
tries in the distillers' record of materials
Durchased and used : days and hours of
operation ; number of boilings made and
quantities produced. Doubling should be
required each month and arrangement
made which will enable the gauging to be
done promptly and as often each month
as circumstances demand ; serial numbers
of packages must be continuous at the
same distillery, with the same proprietor,
and must not be changed each
n . t e i
year, uor me purpose oi irequem vis-
itation of distilleries you will again
when necessary lay off your districts into
suitable divisions and arrange for compe
tent officers sufficient to thoroughly effect
the purpose of maintaining a supervision of
these distilleries which shall afford the dis
tiller every facility for a compliance
with the law and shall limit the opportu
nities for its evasion.
The treasury department to-day paid the
following claims for expenses incurred by
the state government during the war of
New York, , 54,946
THE CHICAGO POSTOFFICE.
Washington, July 12. Chief of post
office inspectors, O. E. Sharpe, and Inspec
tor Camp appointed a committee to exam
ine into the condition of the Chicago post
office, who. have made a report to the post
master general. They find that the post
master has devoted his time to the office
and possesses a good general knowledge of
details of the service. The assistant post
master is experienced, efficient and well
fitted for the position. His, duties however,
are somewhat limited. Under the present
organization of the office, some of the most
important duties usually performed by the
assistant postmaster at large postoffices
having been delegated or absorbed by what
is termed an auditor. The committee
says : "We have carefully examined the
work now performed by the auditor and
are of the opinion that his duties can be
added to those now performed by the as
sistant postmaster without detriment to the
service, we recommend this consolidaiioa
be made and that the 83,000 per annum
now paid the auditor be suspended from
the allowance. A private secretary of the
postmaster is carried on the roster at
2,500 per annum. In our judgment this
position is unnecessary and as a matter of
fact very little service has ever been per
formed by the party now holding the posi
tion, we therefore recommend that the of
fice be abolished. The committee believe
that two clerks employed in the weighing
division can be dispensed with. The su
perintendent's divisions are found to be of
efficient and experienced men. The mail
ing and city delivery divisions are espe
cially well managed. Some additional
force it regarded as necessary before the
beginning of the heavy work of the fall and
winter. The stations we found in good
condition with exception of the fixtures
and furniture which is worn and shabby
from long service. The communication
recommended the discontinuance of post
offices at Wrights Grove, Bandowa and
Humboldt Park, their places being
supplied by the substitution
of a delivery. They also recommen
ded an inspector be charged with the duty
of investigating the delivery service with a
view to its extension if deemed advisable
to outlaying stations. Altogether the re
port recommends an allowance for thirty
one additional clerks at an aggregate sal
ary of $20,120, and it provides for a reduc
tion of $7,460, leaving net increase of $12,
660. THE ST. LOUIS POSTOFFICE.
Washington, July 12. The postmaster
general received the report of Messrs. Burt,
French and Dice and commenced to inves
tigate the condition of the St. Louis office.
They report to the assistant-postmaster
that although as yet inexperienced, he is
active and energetic and will make an effi
cient officer. The cashier, from old age, is
unable to perform the duties which the
cashier of an office as large as St. Louis
should perform. The auditor is relied upon
to perform the duties which devolve upon
him and should be performed by the cash
ier and assistant cashier and in the opinion
of the convention the last named officers
are too old to fill the positions which they
held and should be assigned to other da
ties and their positions filled by younger
men. If this is done there is clearly no
necessity for an auditor. The office of
local inspector is found to be wholly un
necessary and should be abolished. Four
additional clerks are required in the mail
ing division. The recommendations in the
report if carried into effect would involve
an increase in the office of four to eight
clerks and an additional allowance oi
Washington. July 12. Missouri Vallej,
fair weather; winds generally from the
north ; slightly cooler.
Alliance, O., July 12. -John W.McFar
land, the proprietor of a large machine shop
here, made an assignment to-day for the
benefit of his creditors. Assets and liabil
ities not known.
A Heavy Failure.
New York. June 12. Wm. M. Halstead,
Wm. Haines, John M Meyers and J. Ed
ward Bentley, composing the firm of Hal
stead, Haines & Co., importers and jobbers
in dry goods, have failed and made an as
signment to-dav for the benefit of their
creditors, to Lewis May, with preferences
$417,iK)0. Among the preferred creditors
are the following :
Estate John M.Meyers, $102,000.
Central National bank, $40,000.
Ninth National batik, $10,000.
First National bank of Tennessee river.
New Jersey, $10,000.
H. C. Bennett Sc Co , 75,000.
Drexel, Morgan & Co., $32,000.
The announcement of the suspension was
received with much sumrise among the
down town business men. The liabilities
are said to foot up $200,000. The assignee
said he had not yet examined the hooks
and could make no statement. The mem
bers of the firm will be seen. A prominent
Broadway dry goods merchant said the
suspension had caused no commotion in
dry goods circles because it had been ex
pected for some time. A well-known Worth
street merchant said he believed the liabil
ities would not exceed $100,000.
New York, July 12. J. M. Hamberger,
dealer in pictures, failed to-day: liabilities,