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THJE ARGU8. THURSDAY, aPKIL 30, 1891.
EXIT OLD HUTCH."
The One-Time Terror of
Chicago Wheat Pit.
BEOKEN IN MIND AND IN FORTUNE.
Benjaniiu F. Hutchinson Leaves HI
Business on the Hoard of Trade to
Take Care of Itself and Goes South
without Notice Tract leal Failure of
the Masi Who Was a King Bee Among
Speculators Causes of the Event sail
Facts About the Mao.
Chicago. April 30. Benjamin V. Hutch
inson left the city unexpectedly Tuesday
bight, and his present whereabouts ara
unknown. He was in Evansville, Ind.,
yesterday, anil is now snpposed to ba
somewhere between Chicago and Peosa
cola. Flu, to which poiut he purchased a,
ticket late on Tuesday night. Detectives
are endeavoring to locate him for the pur
pose of keeping him from harm, as his
relatives and friends say that be is de
mented. His departure probably ends his
career on the board of trade, where for
many years he. has been the leader of all
grain speculators. He has practically
failed, as be did not respond when called
upon for margin on open trades in the
hands of broker yesterday morning, and
ho was promptly sold out.
A flurry on the Board.
Of course his unexplained absence from
the pits caused great excitement on the
board and a flurry in the figures in
cereals, inclmliug a decided slump in
wheat, in which commodity he had large
holdings. Hut his checks for the trade
of thelay before were honored in the board
of trade clearing house.and.as all the tra 1
ers sought protection by selling the ab
sent man out without delay, confidence
was quickly restored. The disappearance
of the eccentric old speculator was gener
ally discussed, bat the fact that the bold
est and at one time the most extensive
operator on the board had dropped out of
sight was without effect on the general
trading. Ne-rly all his trades were
closed out and settled up before 6 o 'clock
Liabilities Not Over 5O,0O0.
nis liabilities were not over SiO.OJO, so
far as was tl.en known, and he ha credit
accounts with many firms which will
more than overcome all other indebted
ness and leave him a balance a (-mall
ODe, when ;t is remembered that within
two years his fortune was estimated all
the way from 0,000,000 to $20,000,000. Last
fall be ws prevailed on to settle a por
tion of his great fortune on his tamiiy, as
he was known to le dissipating it at a
great rate in uniortuuate speculations,
condncted without the shrewdness that
had formerly characterized his deals,
gjice then he has lost heavily and stead
ily. flow He Had Rcrently Lived.
Two weeks ngo he g.ive up the preten
tious rooms ia the Board of Trade build
ing and moved iuto a single rocm at 13
Sherman street in the Kialto bnilding.
Half of this room he reserved for his own
habitation, giving the other half to his
clerks. There he lived alone, preparing
his own meals After his flight every
thing was found in apple-pie order in this
apartment. The bed was neatly made
and the tinware used in his culinary op
erations was polished brightly and ar
ranged carefully and conveniently, show
ing that the old man could run a kitchen
as well a? he couM ran a corner in grain.
THE OLD MAN LOST HIS GRIP.
At One Tikis the Itoss of the Board and
"It all amounts to this," said a well-
known broker, who bad been in with Mr.
Hutchinson in many a hard-fought bat
tle in the pits. "The old man had lost his
grip and most of his money. A few years
ago he was the king bee of all speculators.
Everybody feared his shrewdness and the
power of his money. But his peculiari
ties, always prominent, grew more
marked, and it came to be a common re
mark that Hutchinson was losing his
head. Last year he was absolutely
throwing money away, and there was
some talk of haviug a conservator ap
pointed for him.
Settled Fortune on His Children.
"But he settled fortunes on his two sons
and two daughters, and had a couple of
millions left. Ke grew more eccrntricand
kept closer to himself in his business.
But every one knew he was losing, and
the prospect of his going broke has bsen
a topic of discussion on ths'curb for over a
month. He will bs the only loser, and
the board w'.U probably know him no
more. He will turn up all right, and I
guess he'll have something left, too."
His Last Great Corner.
Mr. Hutchinsou, until a few years ago.
conducted everything he undertook to a
successful issue. In his earlier days be
wa a scalper, occasionally running a
"corner." He was through all the excit
ing events of the board of trade, includ
ing the McGeoch-Everingham failure, but
always came out on top. His last big
deal, operated on the' "corner" plan is said
to have netted him a profit of $3,000,000.
It was his la t grand stroke, although be
engineered some heavy deals after that
just to "pinch the boys," when anything
Failing; Mentally for a Tear.
He provided well for his family, and
despite his brusque ways is said to have
given much in charity. Mr. Hutchinson
was a great r -ader. and had a great knowl
edge of current stents, which he occa
sionally displayed in conversation when
in a good moo I For a year the old mau
baa been unfoift unatj in many ways, and
bis friends have known that be was fail
ing mentally. His trading days were
probably numbered when he disappeared
on Tuesday uigbt, and hereafter be will
be but a memory in the great mart in
which he was so long, a master. Mr.
Hutchinson is 63 years old.
seen at Evansville, Ind.
EY.A.N8V1LLE, Ind., April ). "Old
Hutch" arrived in this city yesterday
morning on the 10:13 train from Chicago.
He was seen walking from the train car
rying a valise, and bis eccentric appear
ance attracted. at'entioh. He walked up
and down the platform as if undecided
just what to do. and Anally started off
up town, and was seen engaged in conver
sation with Mr. Miller, of Miller &
Diehl's shoe xtore. It was learned later
that be had purchased a ticket over the
Louisville und Nashville south-bound
train, leaving here at 2:03 p. m. It is sup
posed that he has gone to Nashville.
Can't He Found at Nashville.
' Nashville, Teun , April 80. If B. P.
Hutchinsou, the Chicago wheat king.
was in Nashville last night he has con
cealed his presence admirably. He wai;
seen on the train between Evaosville and
Ibis city, but he is not registered at anv
of the hotels. It is thought that he wen;
through to Chattanooga.
MINISTER BLAIR RECALLED.
Stopped at Chicago aad Ordered Bach
to the Capital.
Chicago, April 8a Ex-Senator Blair,
minister to China, arrived here yesterday,
and had proposed to leave for San Fran
.sisco this morning, when at a late hour
last night he received a dispatch from
Secretary Blaine recalling him to Wash
ington City at once. This action was
taken by the secretary on account of hav
ing received official notification that Mr.
Blair was non persona grata to the Chinese
government, owing to his anti-Chinese
speeches in the United States senate.
The Chinese Rejection of Blair.
WAsnrsGTOKCiTT, April 30. Secretary
Blaine last night declined to talk about
Minister Blair being unacceptable to the
Chinese goveanment further than to say
that the matter was a diplomatic affair
and he did not care to say anything about
it for publication, or to notice and reply
to newspaper speculation about it. Min
ister Yen, at the Chinese legation, would
only say through an interpreter that he
had received a dispatch from his home
government expressing the unwillingness
of the emperor to receive Mr. Blair,
which he was instructed to lay before
Secretary Blaine without delay.
THE TIN-PLATE INDUSTRY.
California Proposes to Supply Vlenty of
Pig Tin After July.
E7 York. April 80. Representatives
of the chief tin-plate manufacturing firms
of the United States met in this city yes
terday and perfected a temporary organi
zation of the tin-plate manufacturers of
the United States. , J. AY. Britton was
chosen temporary president and C. R.
F.ritton temporary secretarv. It was
stated that the object or the organization
was to promote the manufacture of tin
and terne plate in the United States. A
committee was appointed to perfect a per
Uooil News from the Tin Mines.
Letters were read from the Harvey
Peak Mining company and the proprie
tors of the fcan Jacinto (Cal.) mines stat
ing that they would be able to furnish
the mills with as mush p:g metal as they
could use after the month of July. An
other meeting will bj held iu 1'ittsburg
on -May 20.
TO BE ELECTED BY DISTRICTS.
Michigan Presidential Elector in 1893
Lansing, Mich., April SO The Miner
electoral bill which provides for the elec
tion of presidential electors by congres
sional districts, an 1 by which the Demo
crats expect to get the vote of Michigan
in lstij for the Democratic candidate,
passed the senate yesterday. Bastone and
Bl-dsou, Republicans, voted aye, while
lin.wn and YVilcoxlvoted no. The Patron
of Industry bill reapportioning the con
gressional districts also passed the senate
by a unanimous vote.
The Louse passed the Richardson bill
requiring that the four special charter
railroads shall hereafter be taxed on the
same basis as the reads orgauized under
the general law. A bill giving each of
the fi ve justices of the supreme court a
stenographer was passed. B oth bouses
tire now ho'.dins three sessions daily in
the hope of adjourning May lo.
It Is a Mythical Fortune.
New Yoke, April 30. The story from
Independence, la., that some residents of
that town are about to claim 200,000,000
worth tf property on Broadway, in this
city, known as the estate of Robert Ed
wards, deceased, is a mylh. The Edwards
estate story has been one of the nuisances
of the register's office for the last twenty
years. In July, 1870, lour of the "heirs,"
from Logan county, O., sold all their
rights in the estate for $1,000. The "rights"
amounted to aout OU0,000.
Suits Against Wisconsin Officials.
Madisos, Wis., April 30. In connection
with the suit of the state against Ex-State
Treasurers Harslow and McFetridge to
recover iuterest received by them on pub
lic funds during their terms of office, At
torney General O'Connor has brought suit
against ex-Secretaries of Slate Richard
Gunther, present consul general to Mex
ico, for 'J5,7'W; Heury Baetz, for i,400,
and Ferdinand KueLn, for $50,000.
Flatly Contradicts lr. Craves.
DEXVEli, Colo., April 30. Mr. Edward
Worrel, at whose house Mrs. Barnaby
stopped while in Denver, was seen yester
day in regard to the statemeuts of l)r.
Graves regarding Mrs. Barnabj 's moral
or immoral attributes. He said that the
allegations made by Dr. Graves were
false in every particular; that Mrs. Barn
aby was a lady in every sense of the
Mood Him Off shotgun and AIL
Jacksonville, Ills., April 3a James
W. Morris, of Exeter, Scott county, was
aroused Monday night by an explosion iu
his store, and seizing a sbotguu went to
investigate. Two sale -blowers bad en
tered his place of business and secured
several hundred dollars. They drew their
revolvers and made Mr. Morris stand
aside while they made their escape.
M ill Cost the Express Company W17.00C.
WASHINGTON Otv, April 30. Treasurer
Nebeker was informed yesterday that
117,000 in United States treasury notes
was burned up in the wreck on the Balti
more and Ohio railroad at Wuriug
Station, Wd , Tuesday. The money was
in possession of the United States Ex
press company and the loss will fall upon
John W. Foster Back from Spain.
New Yoke, Arril 30. CoL J. W. Foster
and James G. Blaine, Jr., arrived on the
steamer Teutonic yesterday.4 CoL Foster
comes from Madrid, where he went on be
half of the United States government to
negotiate for a reciprocity treaty with the
Fire at Stillwater Penitentiary.
Stillwater, Minn.. April 3a Fire last
evening destroyed the paint shop, two
guard bouses, and the cupola of the soli
tary cell-house at the penitentiary here.
causing a loss ol irom fo,WJ to fiOJ.WO,
with little insnrance.
. Killed Ilia Father with a Shotgun.
Cincinnati, la., April 3d George Noah
and bis son quarreled over a neck yoke yes
terday and the former chased his son with
a club. The young man got a shotgun and
instantly killed Lis father. - . .
PLAYS WITH FIRE.
Socialist Jonas Issues a Red
A WILD OUTBREAK OF ANARCHISM.
The Excitable Uu'ns in the Coke Regions
Called I'pon to Co Into Armed Insur
rectionAppeals That May Pnt Their
Author Where a, Similar Appeal Put
Spies and Others at Chicago A Hys
terical Manifesto The United Mine
SCOTTDALE, Pa, April 29. Affairs are
again becoming agitated in the coke re
gion by the importation of cheap labor.
and new trouble is anticipated. The strik
ers are becoming stirred up over the ac
tions of the coke companies in replacing
them with new men, and they are holding
meetingsat various places and denouncing
it in the wildest terms. To add fuel to
their already inflamed passions the So
cialist leaders are distributing circulars at
the different works which excel anything
yet for downright Socialistic-doctrines.
Jonas Trying to Raise a Row.
Alexander Jonas, the fiery Socialist
leader, is the author of the circular. It is
arrayed diametrically against the capital
ists, and among other things says: "The
ranks of cheap labor will ever continue to
receive accessions through the tide of im
migration, and ia the course of a few
years, sooner or Inter, according to cir
cumstances, the time will come when the
supply of the commodity of labor shall
exceed the demand, when again will be
gin that pernicious turmoil which must
end with a crash nnd the loss of innu
merable lives. That is what must come
to pass that is, if nothing occurs to pre
vent it. Btit to revolutionize the affairs
of to-day is the true way, and the only
way, to bnng relief, genuine and lasting
relief, to the working people.
A Call to Arms.
"Are you ready? Forward then! We are
with you. Who is the coward that would
draw back? Form your battalions)
"Toarmsi Have you not weapons enough?
There are the arsenals of the counter
jumper militia, stocked with military
stores, repeatiug rifles and ammunition.
Fling the police iu the gutter, the militia
in the river!
"Drag the venal politicians and corrupt
judges from their seats, chase the capital
ist hyenas from the town, the priests
from the churches.
Whooping Things I'p Generally.
"Go through the country and arouse the
bowed down farmer! Put the rifle into
his hand: Range your forces from town
to town: Blow up the infamous legisla
ture: Scourpe the conruption of congress
from the Capitol! Take possession of the
land that b.dougs to you, of the factories
and machinery that you build! Why de
lay an instant Are you not hundreds,
thousands, mil. ions? Who cau withstand
you, if you choose? Into the street! For
"Allons entaats de la patrie!"
POSTPONEMENT OF THE STRIKE.
Reasou Given by the Cuited Mine Work
ers' Executive Board.
Cc.lvmbi.-o. O., April 30. In the ad
dress to the coal mine workers issued by
the executive board, postponing the
strike for eight hours, the board refers to
the coke workers' strike, and says:
Vhile the men, women and children of
this region lave been the victims of tha
sheriff's writs and his deputies' Winches
ters, and while they are now threatened
rith the still more cowardly and still
more unscrupulous methods of the
dastardly Finkertons, it has been the
duty of the United Mine Workers to ren
der to those people all the financial as
sistance possible and compatible with
the laws of our organization. Therefore
it is unnecessary tilat we should say that
the funds which, under other circum
stances, would have been available for
c ur purpose on the 1st of May have been
ery materially reduced.
Not the Time for Action.
"As the custodians of the interests of
the people who have placed us iu the posi
t on which we occupy we positively
t dough reluctantly refuse, with our eyes
open and with a full and complete knowl
e lge of the situation, to jeopardize those
interests, an J will not be responsible for
t le accompanying sufferings and sacri
fices of a strike to our constituents and
tiieir families." The executive board also
makes an appeal to local assemblies and
heal unions for aid for the coke workers,
w hose battle they say must be fought to
Labor ami the World's Fair.
Chicago, April 33. All of the demands
u ade by united labor on the World's fair
d.rectors, except the oue relating to a
n inimum scale of wages, have been
withdrawn. Representatives of union
labor who met the Jexecutive committee
yesterday afternoon, told the directors
tl at they would drop everything else if
t! ey would establish a minimum scale of
wnges. The minimum scale matter was
referred to a committee, but it is not
probable that the concession will be made,
as the board will not dictate to contract
ors on that poiut. Arbitration and eight
hours have already been conceded.
A Victory for K. of L. Cokers.
Scottdale, I'a , April 30. Coke Operate-
Keister, of the Fraukliu plant, ef
fected a settlement with the labor offi
cii Is yesterday, and his sixty employ js
will resume work. The specifications are
th it the old wages be paid, only union
m n to be employed, and no coke to be
soid to Frick. The cost of the strike so
fat on both sides will aggregate about
Will Submit in Illinois.
t-rRiXG FIELD, Ills., April 30. Secretary
Hcwells, of the United Mine Workers,
says that the grand strike for an eight
ho tr day that was to be inaugurated on
Mtylwill not come off. The only ques
tion now between the miners and the op
erators is the scale, and the 70 cents agreed
up.m by the Straitville men may be com
prt mised on here.
The Daily Base Ball Record.
Chicago, April 30. Following were the
Na donal league bass ball scores yester
day: At New York Brooklyn 3, New
Yo k 12; at Pittsburg Cleveland 6, Pitts
bui g 4i at Cincinnati Chicago 1, Cincin
nati 4; at Boston Philadelphia 6, Bos
A merican Association: At Baltimore
Baltimore 22, Washington 13; at Cincin
nati Cincinnati 7, Columbus 1; at Phil
adtlDhia Athletic 9. Rnatnn R. at Kt
Louis St. Louis 8, Louisville 12.
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Five per cent interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal, Col
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SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 2d.
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