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Statictics of Our Commerce
with Other Lands.
TOTAL OOYMIECE FOB ONE TEAS.
A Large Increase tV hen Compared with
18&0 Over J Ifty-Fire Million Dollar
Decrease In Import of Dutiable Good
la Nine Months or the Present Fiscal
Year and an Increase or Nearly Eighty
Seven Millions, in the Non-Dutiable
Articles The National Republican
VTAsniXGTOS, July 29 The bureau of
statiittica of the treasury department has
issued its statement of foreign commerce
and immigration for the month of June,
189L In this statement there ia also a re
view of the commerce of the United States
during the fiscal rear which endpl June
80, 1891. There is much valuable informa
ticn in the statement, as it covers not
only our trade with foreign nations dur
ing the twe)ve months, but gives a com
parison of the imports and exports of the
past nine moDths, during which the new
tariff law has been in effect, as compared
with the corresponding nine months of
the prior year.
Increase in the Nation's Commerce.
It appears that there has been a large
and gratifying increase in the last fiscal
year when compared with that of
The total value of the commerce of the
past fiscal year was the greatest in the
history of the government, and exceeded
the total value of the commerce of lS'.HJ
by the sum of Jvj.lPl.Kitf. The commerce
of JSyO was the largest for any year in the
exceeding the commerce of the prior year
by the sum of f lriH.fiOC.ii'M, so that the
value of the total commerce of the last fis
cal year exceeded the value of the commerce
of lSf9 by Jt.'41,7S)7,8ii. Our total com
merce during the past, fiscal year amount
ed to $l,"-J5i.:W0,si.
Import Hint Export Statitlt'.
It is noted that thtreisau increase in
onr imports of merchandise, in the order
of magnitude, in the following articles:
Coffee, tin-plates, hides and skins, fruits,
chemicals and drugs, India rubber and
gutta percha, sugar and molasses, etc.
There has been a decline in the value of
our imports of wool and manufactures of
ailk and manufactures of hemp and jute
and manufactures of breadstuff's, and an
imals. The total value of our imports of
merchandise during the last year was
f44,'J0s,4fl. The total value of our ex
ports of merchandise during t he same pe
riod was iv!. 42.1.405, which shows an ex
cess in favor of exports during the fiscal
year of &10.M9.914. There was also an
excess of txorts of domestic merchan
dise over such exports of the prior year of
$26,941, To". The increase in those exports
has been in the following articles, stated
in order of magnitude of increase: Raw
cotton, provisions, refined sugar, cotton
manufactures, copper and manufactures
of iron a::d steel.
Import of Articles Tuty Free.
Since the uew taritf law has been in op
eration, from Oct. rt, 1W, to June So, lstU,
inclusive, trie total value of the imports
of merchandise was Wan,?;, 005, as com
pared with ?.VS,7tj!i,y05, the value of such
18V0. which shows an excess for the nine
months of lV.'ltf f31.43ti.l.i. The value of'
the imports of merchandise admitted free
of duty during the nine months ended
Jnne 30, ISi'l, was ?3i5.ii;3.fij5, while the
value of such imports for t he correspond
ing period of lsfo was f -'Ui,!tK3,873, showing
an increase in the importsof free merchan
dise during the past nine months of Ssti,
879,7. Merchandise Subject to Turin'.
During the sanie period ended June 30,
1801, the imports of merchandise py:ng
duty, was of the value of $ttt,?4:2,34t) ha
compared with 3ii, 7wi.W2 f or the corre
sponding period of 1M1; so it appears
there has been a decrease during the last
nine months of the fiscal year 1S!1 in the
value of such imports of .V,541f.'.t-3. It is
seen then that during the niue mouths
since the new tariff went into effect of the
total value of merchandise imported into
'iis country 4fi 9rt percent, came iu free,
W iie during the corresponding period of
.;.) '.A. W were admitted free. Iu fact, it
appears the value of merchandise im
ported free during the last nine months
of the past fiscal year was greater by S:X),
000,000 than the value of such merchandise
admitted during the whole of 18,t0, and by
nearly Mu.C'io.ooO than during the prior
The lSuHlnes in Gold and Silver.
The exports of gold and silver during
the past fiscal year were 610&,T:i0,2sS; and
the imports were $.,-!' 334, an excess o
export of t7y.51ii,!'."4. The exports of gold
during the last fiscal year were fs'vlfiS,
frJ3. The imports of gold were flS,24;,51i,
showing an excess of exports of gold of
V 18.17.110, the largest excess of exports of
gold of sny year of our commerce.
There has been a hirge increase in the
volume of immigration into the United
States during the last fiscal year. The to
tal number arriving was i.Vi.4!K;.as against
451,219 during the fiscal year lsitu, showing
an increase during the last fiscal year of
104,277. This increase is largely from the
following countries: Italy, 23,354; Austria-Hungary,
14 W.l; Germany, 21,122;
Russia, including Poland, 2,2- .
quest ioi of theYig-h't ol thtexecutive cdrn
mittee no accept)' his resignation as chair- j
May Have to Walt Awhile.
They say that he was chosen chairman
of the national committee, and is chair
man of the executive committee by virtue
of the other chairmanship; that is, that
he is chairman ex-officio of the executive
committee and must remain so as long as
he is cb tit-man of the national committee.
If this idea prevails Quay will not be able
to retire until after the national commit
tee has met and organized, which will be
some ti me next fall. Col. C. R, Scott, of
Omaha, s here working up a boom for
Omaha as the national convention city.
Bad ins; Up Commissioner Morgan.
Wase ixgton, July 29. Commissioner
Morgan, of the Indian bureau, is constant
ly rece ving communications from all
classes of people, irrespective of politics
or religion, congratulating him upon his
refusal to have any further business rela
tions w th the Roman Catholic bureau of
Indian missions, which was, by an order
of the commissioner, severed last week.
These communications aro from religions
dignitai ies, as well as prominent people
of both parties, urging him to maintain
the posi ion be has taken on the question.
Dan Ma.canley Appointed.
Washington, July 29. Daniel Ma
cauley, of Indiana, has been appointed
chief of the appointment division of the
treasury department to succeed J. K.
Moore, resigned, and Mr. F. Stocks, of
Kansas, has been appointed chief clerk of
the treasury department to succeed Major
Bracket", resigned. The newly appointed
officials will assume their duties about
Sept. 1 i.ext.
Death of Consul Sim.
Washington, July 29. A private cable
dispatch received from Colou, on the isth
mus of Panama, announces the death of
William E. Sims, of Virginia, United
States consul at that port. He was a
leading Republican politician of his state.
THE RUSSIANS AND FRENCH.
A Significant Incident Regarding a Couple
of Historic Pictures.
St. Petersburg, July 29. The recep
tion which has been given the French fleet
in the hf rbor of Cronstadt is something
remarkable in many respects. One pe
culiarity is the way extremes have met,
and the representatives of the first Euro
pean republic have been honored by the
officials of the country that is governed
by the most complete type of absolutism
iu Europe. There is another feature, how
ever, that is still more significant. One
of the pictures in the gallery at the Win
ter palace is '-The Taking of Paris by ttie
Allied A-mies in 114" Russia being one
of the allies. It is a great work of art.
The Fir-ture Not Visible.
Yet, for the present, this picture is not
visible. It has leen completely hidden
from viev by a most artistic intermingling
of the standards of France and Russia.
On the i ther hand, the smaller pictures
which have supported Kotzeliue's -Taking
of Iltriiu September 2S. 17iM," have been
temporal ily removed, thus causing the
port rait i.re of Prussian humiliation to
stand oui in bold relief. Xo other pict
ures have leen distnrbed. As tha palace
has been thrown wide open to the public
for the time being, and as a particularly
cordial invitation has been extended to
the visitors to gaze upon its treasures,
thousands of Russians and hundreds of
French sailors (who have been given lib
eral leaves of absence from their ships)
have been both gratified and amused by
the odd conceit.
Prisoners in the County Jails.
Washington, July 29 The census office
has issued a bulletin which shows that
the number of prisoners in county jails
during the census year was 19,538; the
number reported in Isni was 12,091, an in
crease ia ten years of H.S47, or at the rato
of 53.95 per cent. The increase in the
total population was 24.S per cent, in
1880 the ratio of prisoners in county jcils
to the population was 253 in each 1,000,000;
in 1890 it was 312. The increase therefore
has been fiity nine to the 1.000,000. The
largest increase has been in the North At
lantic division, where it was ninety-live tis,
the 1,000,000. J
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
In Session at the Capital Opposition to
Washington, July 29. The Republican
national executive committee met at th6
Arlington hotel in this city to-day. The
meeting was to have been held in Philar
delphia, but a change of plan was decided
on.' and several members of the committ.ea
did not know until yesterday afternoca
' that they were to meet here. If Quay in
sists upon retiring it is supposed that Clark
sou will be chosen chairman and eithr
Fessenden or Payne will succeed Clark
win as vice chairman. Those members
of the committee who are trying to pm
vent Quay's retirement have raised the
CoiXMltrs, O., July 29. State Insurance
Commissioner Kinder has refused a li
cense to s number of insurance compa
nies because of their refusal to comply
with the laws of the state, and they are
debarred from doing business in Ohio.
Among t leru are the Preferred Mutual
Accident association of New York and
the New York Accident Insurance com
pany of New York. The following enm-
panies w -re refused certificates of admis
sion to this state: NatiTmal Benevolent
association, Minneapolis; Bankers and
Traders' Accident association. New York.
and Connecticut Indemnity association,
Scores on the Base Hull Field.
Cillc-AG ), July 29. Yesterday's League
base ball record is as follows: At Boston-
Boston, 1.; New York, 5. At Pittsburf
Pittsburg, 0; Cincinnati, 4. At Cleve
landCleveland, 3; Chicago, (i. Brook
lyn-Phila lelphia g;ime post poned rain.
Associa ion: At Baltimore Boston, S;
laltimort , 3. At 1'fiil.tdelphia Athletic,
D; asbu gton, 10.
Western At Milwaukee Denver, 4:
Milwaukee, 11. At Minneapolis Kansas
City, Minneapolis. 10.
Iliiuois-Iowa: At Quiucy Quincy, 7;
Oltawa, . At Ottuinwa Ottumwa, 4;
Cedar Rapids, o. At Rotkford Rockford,
4; .Juliet, .
Ieath of an Old Printer.
Baltimore, July 29. Samuel Sands,
one of ti e oldest citizens of Baltimore,
died Tueslay aged 92. He has been in
uninterrupted service as a printer, editor
or publisLer since his apprenticeship in
1811. Half a century ago he published
The American 1 armer, the first agricult
Ural papet in this country. He also at
one time ublisbed The Morning Chron
icle, and in 1836 he brought out The Free
man's Barter advocating the election of
General V'illiam Henry Harrison. He
was secret ary of the Maryland State Ag
ricultural society. Death was due to old
Too Mich Tobacco Killing Booth.
Buzzabi- Bat? Mass., July 29. There
is a well authenticated rumor here that
Edwin Booth is dying from the effects of
too much smoking. Though he is aware
that it is killing him he cannot shake off
the habit. Ex-President and Mrs. Cleve
land and Joseph Jefferson have striven to
reform Mr Booth in this respect and for
a while they partially succeeded, but the
habit had 1 oo strong a hold on him and
his indulgences became more unrestrained
Lake rie and Western Finances.
New Yosk, July 29 The statement of
the Lake I rie and Western Railroad com
pany for Jnne shows gross earnings of
2,584,493, ngainst f2,426,7fc9 for the same
month l:iso year; increase, $157,704. The
expenses f r the mouth as compared with
the same month of the preceding year
sfiow an in urease of ?21,o64.
Bis; Fc nr Switchmen's Strike Off.
SritlNGIiELD, O...July 29. The Big
Four strike among the switchmen here
wiy settled last night by the men going to
work at. tho old wages. The blockade of
freight, which has assumed serious pro
portions iu be raised today.
BOOMING THE FAIR.
Our Foreign Commission's Suc
cess in England.
A TAEEWILL BANQUET AT L0JTD05,
John Bnll to Hustle and Make a Great !
Show of His Products Minister Lin
coln Assures the Britishers That the
Alien Act Will Not Embarrass Exhib
itors A Speech from On Vha 8 la nds
Near the Throne Queen VlM Influence
London. July 29. The American way of
doing things was fully exemplified yester
day by the World's fair envoys, who
closed their stay in England with a mag
nificent banquet to the British commis
sioners and others. The Americans had
the entire available room of the Savoy ho
tel placed at their disposal. The assem
bly was a most distinguished one. It in
cluded, among others, United States Min
ister Lincoln, Viscount Cross, Sir Richard
Webster, Sir Edwin Arnold, Calvin S.
Brice, Sir John Pender, Sir Charles Tup
per. Robert S. McCormick, Sir Henry
AVood, Sir Phillip Cunliffe Owen, James
Dredge, all the members of the royal com
mission, United States Consul General
John C. New, Major Post, Lieutenant
Commander Emery, the United States na
val attache ac London; all military at
taches, the other attaches of the United
States legation, and a number of titled
Toasted President and Qneen.
The dining room was beautifully decor
ated for the occasion with flowers, plants,
and flags. Ex Congressman Butterworth
presided. Sir Richard Webster, the at
torney general, sat at his right, and Mr.
Lincoln and Viscount Cass were seated on
the left. The first toasts -The Presi-
ident of the United States" and "-The
Queen" were drunk amid great enthusi
asm. Mr. Lincoln, in a happy speech
which was heartily applauded, related in
letail the cordial mauner i which Lord
Salisbury had received the American com
mittee when it called on the premier at
the foreign office and explained to him the
progress being made toward laying the
foundations for the fair, and the hopes he
expressed as to seeinc an exhibit worthv
of Great Britain in Chicago.
The Aien Act Not In the Way.
The United States minister also said
one of the stumbling blocks which had.
up to quite recently, been in (he way of
foreign exhibitors, had been removed
when he was authorized to announce that
any provision iu the United States' alien
act which could be construed to open 'e
against exhibitors in the United Sta'ts
would be removed. Foreign exhibitors,
he added, were assured that the Unitd
States wonid use every endeavor to facili
tate foreign exhibitors being represented
at the fair. Mr. Lincoln concluded wf:h
the remark: "Chicago has nevex .failed in
any public undertaking and ne-J- will."
Significant Speech by Vfsconnt Cros-.
The most significant spech made during
the banquet was that of Viscount. Cross,
secretory of state for India. As Viscount
Cross js a cabinet officer, and as he is hon
ored with the friendship of the queen, his
utterance on this occasion is said beyond
doubt to have lieen authorized by the gov
ernment. The viscount said he wished to
assure America in the strongest .terms
that England was heartily and entirely
with the Lnited States m this matter, and
that she would do everything possible to
insure the lest representation at the fair,
not only of England, but o?"india and the
colonies. This speech was enthusiastically
applauded by all present,
t.larlstone Fnts in a Free Trade Word.
Sir Philip Cunliffe Owen and Sir Rich
ard Webster spoke iu tbe same strain, and
Gladstone sent a letter in which he said:
I cannot dtnbt that the Chicago exhibi
tion will tend materially to advance the
commercial intercourse between nations
and those sentiments of friendship which
are its usual result. I shall not, I hope,
transcress the limits of courtesy in ex
pressive the hope that those at least who
come after me may live to see the indus
trial glory of America freed from every
fetter and her unparalleled natural re
sources turned to the best account."
The Queen Is with Vs.
As the company svas dispersing, Sir
Philip C unl:fla Owen ssid: "The associ
ated people of America cannot overesti
mate the importance of the presence and
speech of Viscount Cross upon this occa
sion. It means that the queen and the
government will throw the full weight of
their influence in favor of the fair."
The foreign committee of the Colum
bian fair started for Paris this morning.
INDIGNA.NT AT THE VERDICT.
Columbus I'eople Not Satisfied with the
CfLrMB0s, O., July 29. Smothered ex
pressions of indignation at the verdict in
the Elliott murder trial are heard on all
sides. Tbe jurymen, who were mostly
from the country, got out of town socn
after they were discharged. Everybody
expected a prompt verdict of murder in
the first degree when the jury retired, but
as days of disagreement passed all began
to fear com iction of some light crime or
even an acquittal. For this reason they
are rather thankful that the grade of
crime is fixed so high. It was murder in
the second degree. , When Elliott heard it
he snatched off his G. A. R. button and
threw it on t he floor. A motion for a new
tri al was entered.
Wed In the Presence of Death.
Selma, Ala., July 29. Miss Lula
Wright and Mr. George Aiken were mar
ried Monday under the most trying cir
cumstances. Some months ago the
yonng couple were to have been married.
but the wedding was postponed. Monday
morning the young bride's mother, who
had been very sick, made her will and
requested the immediate marriage of the
lovers after death had called her. At
2:30 p. m. Mrs. Wright died, and scarcely
had her lips grown cold before Rev. Dr.
Dickenson, in the presence of a few rela
tives and the corpse of the bride s mother,
marrieU the young couple.
Fears of More Trouble in Tennessee.
Nashville, July 29. A Knoxville
(Tenn.) special says that Monday sixty
convicts were taken to Coal Creek, and
t he East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
Railroad company had orders to provide
transportation for lt-4 yesterday morning.
These 224 convicts are for the mine of the
Tennessee Coal and Mining company. Tbe
original trouble enme about over the forty
convicts imported by the com Dan y to build
stockades, and it is apprehended that the
arrival of u-.ore aonvicts will lead to a re
newal of the disorder.
On the move
Liver, Stomach, and Bowels,
after Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets have done their work.
It's a healthy movement, too
-a nahtral one. 1 he organs
are not forced into activity
one day, to sink back into a
worse state the next. They're
cleansed and regulated mild
ly and quietly, without wrench
ing or griping. Une tiny,
sugar-coated Pellet is all that's
needed as a gentle laxative;
three to four act as a cathar
tic. They're the smallest,
cheapest, the easiest to take.
Sick Headache, Bilious Head
ache, Constipation, Indigestion,
Bilious Attacks, and all de
rangements of the Liver,
Stomach and Bowels are
promptly relieved and cured.
$100 And Upwards
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Fall particular and
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