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VOL, XL. NO. 88.
HOCKUSLAXl). FRIDAY, FEIJKUAHY 5, 1S9.
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We place on sale toda)r and for the balance
ot this week 2,500 pairs of pants, divided
in live lots on five different tables; and if you
are in need of a pair of pants to make your
suit last until you are ready to purchase a
(Table One-Will sell for
Pants worth $1.25, $150, $1.75.
table Two-Will sell for
Pants worth $2, $2.25 and $2.50.
Cable Three-Will sell for
Pants worth $2.75, $? and $7.50.
U able Four-Will sell for
Pants worth $?.50, $4, $4.50 and i.
P able Five-Will sell for
Pants worth $5.50, $6.50 and $7.
Positively as Advertised.
THE LOIN DO
SAX & RICE, Proprietors.
HAS A SUIIE THING.
More Light on the Matter of
AMEHTES0TA MAN'S DEAD "CIlfCH."
He "C.et There" Kegardlei or How the
Market ioes A Chicago Trader Ki
plains Some Board or Trade Features
"Made a Constitutional Ouestion or
Free Coinage Cullom's Iernier liruort
Tor the Interstate Commerce law The
House Adopts the New Iiulcj-Official
AVashixctov, Feb. 5. A. .1. Saxvyer, of
Minneapolis, one of the largest wheat deal
ers in the northwest, told the house com
mittee on agriculture yesterday what he
thought about the law to interfere with
dealings in futures. He said he was in
terested in 13.1 elevators ia -Minnesota and
the Dakota, ami during the season he
buys and sells millions of bushels. In op
position to the bill he made a peculiar ar
gument, and disclosed to the committee
bis method of making money "on a dead
sure tineh." He explained that he bought
his wheat of the farmers and then stored
it in his elevators to await suitable prices.
By his method of operation, as he ex
plained it, he can never lose. He buys
xvhen the price is reasonably low, and
when it rises to a certain ligure in advance
"The Fellow at Chicago."
To insure a profit when the market seems
a little doubtful he sells in the future
through the option dealers at Chicago, Dit
lt;th. or Minneapolis. If the price drops
his sale is already made, and he is sure of
a profit; if it remains steady orrises lie
contents himself w ilh a moderate profit,
on the principle that- a sure thing, though
modest, repeated many times, is la-tter
than a big profit which comes onlv once in
''lint what of the fellow in Chicago, who
bought from you :-'-iskeil Chairman Hatch.
'Oh. well, responded Sawyer, "he must
pass it on to soiuelioily else or st.vml the
loss. rhat is merely a method of trade
that carries its own insurance."
Farmers Sell too Oniclily.
The farmers, he said, get their wheat on
the market too fast. If thev held it. t hex-
Instead of purchasers, became the gam
blers; but the richest and largest farmers
in this country sold their wheat right
from the machine. The country elevator,
he-Kiid. takes care of the farmer, and the
teriliiiial looks after the speculator ami
gambler. hen wheat is shipped back to
the farmer shrinkage is not deducted, as
the farmer's elevator receipt is good for
the full amount. Klevators were a neces
sity with the farmers, and every county in
bis section of the count rv has a number of
them. He was asked if the farmers could
keep their wheat in elevators and sell when
they pleased, and he ansxvereil that they
could, but did not know whether it was
beneflrial to them.
Mr. Aldrich f.ives His Views.
Mr. Aldrich, of the Chicago Board of
Trade, was in favor of preventing fictitious
trading. He admitted that it xvas done,
but did not know how it rauld be prevent
ed. It was against the rules of the hoard.
In reply to the Kansas farmer w ho testi
fied Wednesday he said it w as a mistake
to say that so much money xx-as tied up in
futures. It took i:SS,OUl,UU to move the
crops.and hedoubted that as much asj.,000,
OoOwas tied up in marginsat any one time.
The margin business was not a new thing.
It was an old thing txxeuty-txx-o years ago,
so it could r.ot be. as t he Kansas farmer
stated, the cause of the decline in wheat.
A Mystery Explained.
He said that the receipts at Chicago per
day would reach Ton.uod bushels of grain,
and the sales xvere much larger. In ex
plaining t his he said: "I may have taught
5,000 bushels from a farmer: another dealer
buys the lot from me: another buys it from
hLni, and still aimtlit r bought it from the
last.. Thus, you see that the 5.000 bushels
is apparently transformed into Ji ,"' bush
els. And by repeating these sales you can
make it n much as you like."' Such men
as 1'ardridu'e could not liear wheat unless
the com1:' ion were favorable the markets
for immcdiated consumption must be over
supplied. Supply and demand and demand
had exerything to do xvith the matter.
Speculative nilxances or decline xvere al
DISCOUNTS STEWART'S !DCA.
A I.axvycr's I'lea for Free Coinage Coes
Ioxxn to Hard Fan.
Washington", Feb. 5. The silver brick
case tin which it is sought to compel the
mint to coin free for a citizen such silver
as may be presented) was argued yesterday
before the District supreme court. Hon.
Jere Wilson made the argument for the
owner of the brick. He declared that at
the time of the adoption of the constitu
tion the existing conditions made gold and
silver equal as money. Nothing can lie
found, be said, in all the doliates and writ
ings of that period that in the most remote
way indicates that anything but free coin
age was thought of by anybody, but on
the contrary every expression from e-ery
source was a clear recognition that the
people were to have, as they then had, the
right to the unrestricted use of gold and
silver as money, and the free and unlim
ited coinage of both of themes money.
Judge Wilson argued that it is not in the
power of congress to demonetize silver, be
cause silver and gold coins alone were rec
ognized in the common law.
THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE LAW.
Cnllora Has a Plan to Make It "Go" In
Default or a Better One.
Washisgtos, Feb.. 5. In view of the
supreme court decision regarding the
Counselman case, friends of the interstate
commerce law are cudgeling their brain
for some method of making the law effi
cient. Cullom has not heard of a plan he
can indorse yet, but says that if nothing
else can be done "I shall move to amend
the law by excluding the shipper from its
operations. That will leave the railroad
men to bear it provisions alone. t do not
want to do this and shall not unless no
other remedy presents itself; for often
times a shipper will run around to railroad
agents and worry one of them into violat
ing the law. I would prefer to punish both
of them, but if only one can be punished,
than the railroad agent should be the one.
for it is within his power to refrain from
violating the laxv, just as it is xvithin his
power to refrain from violating anv other
law." -. "
Congress In Urlef.
Washington-, Feb. 5. .MaiuU rson pre
sided in the senate yesterday in the ab
sence of Morton at Xexv York. A bill xvas
introduced to build a monument coinmec
orative of Perry's victory. The rcyort
on the Florida contest was made to
the effect that Call xvas the duly
elected senator, and the report xvas
adopted. n executive session xxas held
and the Fnate adjourned to Monday.
In the hotiss Ilolnian objected to imme
diate consideration of a resolution to pay
West Virginia S151,!78 direct tax refund.
The rules were then taken up and a final
vote reached adopting them substantially
as reported. After some unimportant
business the house adjourned.
Looking Into Our Pork Inspection.
Washington-, Feb. 5. A party of gentle
men representing the French government
are noxv on their way to Chicago and other
xxestern points for the purpose of investi
gating our pork inspection regulations
and the efficiency of their practical appli
cation. The party includes M. Riche,
member of the Academy of Medicine and
professor of chemistry at the l'aris College
tf Pharmacy; M. K. Rouma, an official of
the foreign department of the ministry of
commerce, and M. Maurice Duolos, a pro
duce commission merchant of l'aris.
It's Pretty Rough on Spain.
Washington, Feb. 5. The reduced duty
on American flour imported into Cuba un
der the reciprocity treaty xvent into effect
Jan. 1 last. Consul (Jeneral Williams tel
egraphs the f tate department that the re
ceipts of Hour at the port of Havana for the
month of January last xvas as follows:
From the Uniti-d States, r.'J,:Tl sacks; from
Spain, none. The receipts for the month
of January, lS'.M, were: From the 1'niled
Mutes, sacks: from Spain, 5!!?,4!W bags.
The I'oxx er ot the Speaker.
Washington, Feb. 5. During the le
bae ill the iiotw yesterday on the rules J.
1). Taylor, of Ohio, to show the power put
in the hands of the speaker, had a letter
read from Randall, Win' and Henderson
to Carlisle, ti.e then speaker, asking him
to recognize one of them to move the aboli
tion of the internal revenue tax on tobac
co. Carlisle refused, knowing that if the
matter came to a vote it Would be carried.
Fife Fines on Fake Vessels.
Washington. Feb. ;V Senator Sawyer
introduced a bill yesterday to repeal the
provisions of the act requiring life saving
appliances on steamers so far as they re
late to thecarryiug of line-carrying pro
jectiles and the means of propelling them
oil steamers plying exclusively upon any
of the lakes, bavs or sounds of the United
Senator Power Out of llanser.
Washington. Feb. 5. Senator Power is
noxv believed to be entirely out of danger.
Many inquiries as to the Montanian's con
dition were made by senators and friends
yesterday and the resinmscs received xvere
most favorable and encouraging.
Cave the t". I a Itesk.
Washington, Feb. .V An amendment
to the rules was adopted in the house yes
terday assigning a desk on the floor to a
representative of the 1'nited Press, and
.illowing him one assistant to be present
on the floor at all times.
An Illinois Hoy for West Point.
Washington. Feb. 5. Jed Freund, of
Beacon, Ills. (Kleventh district), has been
appointed a cadet to West Point Military
A NIRVY "EAO CITIZEN."
Fitzsimmons the Murderer I'reTers Heath
to Further I itiiirismiineiit.
New Oi:i.i- an. Feb. F. C. Fitzsim
mons, the Fittsburir murderer of Detective
tiilkinson, made a desperate attempt to
end his life yesterday in the parish, prison
by cuttins his throat. The prisoner made
u remarkably daring escape fi .iin the Pitts
burg jail some mont hs ago. and had just
leen raptured in this city and identified.
He got up yesterday about haif past nine,
and after dressing himself sat down at a
a table and xxrote a letter, which he placed
in his pocket. Then he asked for a cigar,
and when a nurse promised to go out aud
ecure some paper he went to a bed, threw
himself upon it, and drew a blanket ox-er
his face. Those in the room heard him
groaning, but Wliexed he was dreaming.
Cashed with m Penknife.
About twenty minutes after Fitzsim
mons had lain down Detective Murphy
and a Pittsburg newspaper man came to
the luispilal. and going to the lied pulled
off the blanket. They were startled to see
Fitzsimmons covered xvith blood and
gasping. Assistance was immediately sent
for ami an examination showed that the
murderer had stablied himself with a pen
knife three times on the left side and once
on the right, the knife jienetrating deeply.
He had bled for twenty minutes and was
very weak. The wounds were stitched tip,
but the dot-tors said the man would prob
What He Said in His Fetter.
In the letter he wrote he says that pre
ferring death to imprisonment he made up
his mind to kill himself, xvhich would pre
vent further mental worry and relieve his,
parents from further disgrace. He says
his wife was improperly convicted at the
Allegheny court house of murder in the
second degree, through the perjury of a de
tective and the prejudice of tht judge and
jury. He swears before hurling himself
into eternity that his wife is innocent of
the crime she was convicted of, and says he
made his escape from the Alleghany
county jail because he knew beforehand
that he would tie convicted.
The Murderer Is Head.
Pittsburg, Feb. 5. A Xew Orleans
special to The Times says that Fitzsim
mons, the murderer of Detective Gilkin
son, who cut his t'iroat in the parish
prison, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning.
Saved f roni the Lightning Bolt.
Albant, Feb. 5. Governor Flower has
commuted the sentence in the case of
Nichols Tressa, who i now in Sing Sing
prison under sentence of death, to n im
prison men t for his natural life.
LUMBER MEN IN THE DUMP'S.
hashes, Doors and Itlinds Are Too Abun
dant Tor Profit.
Chicago, Feb. 5. The members of the
Northwestern Sash.'Door and Itliml asso
ciation from Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Du
buque, Clinton, Muscatine ami many
other ci;ies crowded the big club loom of
the TmiiMint house yesterday fortiie pur
pose of. discussing a propo-ition to curtail
the output. A ulootny state of affairs wua
pictured by Vice President (ioiihl. He
said that the trade had never la-en more
demoralized than now in its history. He
txveen t he dull season and t he great over
production the mills seemed to lie selling
at any price the wholesalers are willing to
pay. It xvas absolutely necessarv that an
ironclad agreement to ctirtail t he supply
should be entered into at once, or other
wise it would be impossible to prevent nu
merous failures. A special committee was
appointed to consider the matter and re
port. Charges xvere made that, many of
the members have faih-d to live up to
After a long and turbulent session the
meeting came to an end without result
The anti-trust laxv was thelion in the
path. A committee has charge of the mat
ter and will report to n future meeting.
Mother ami xvi luldren Cremated.
Ja ksosvii.i.f:, Fla., Feb. 5. Mrs. A.
W. Lenn'g :hm! her two children were
burned to death by the burning of their
house early yesterday morning. Mr. Ien
Uig escaped xvith severe burns.
l!y the Sheriff or the Mob ?
I.l r.ANON, Ky., Feb. 5. Wils Howard,
the famous Kentucky desperado, who
killed thirteen men in the famous Hoxvard
Turner fend of two years ago, lias been
convicted of murder here and xvill hanir.
f'niCAOo. Feb. 4.
Following veiv the quotions ou the board
of trailo today: Wheat February, opened
ft?4e. i-)ie.l sy'jc: March, opnned Hrt'iie. closed
sV)Me: M.-iy. n; -a'':! ss.., ci,t-e;i S!4C. t orn
February. ; i 'I 4',e. cl seil 4in-; March,
opeiie I 41e. Io-e.1 4, 'v': Jlaj', opened l?dc.
Insert 4;r,-. 'ats Febrnarx-, on.-ned
clusol ; .Vnrcl). oIM'iietl closed ;
May. opened o ekiscd ai'ne. I'ork Feb
ruary. oienil ? 1 ..VI. i l'iseii .-11. till; March,
op.ned , ) l.s si : May, upoacd Sll.t!,
closed fll.'.n. I.ard - February, open tl Sti.37,'4.
Live st.icli - Trices nt ih i I'niim stock yards
toilay ran,-ed as follows: 1 Ijjs Market
lairlv aeiix'e,' shippers beimt tile principal
piiicha-ers; packers initiTcrcnt; market
ope.ieil .V: lustier, lull close 1 easier on com
uion Krad)'s: sales ranged at SM.7fik4..VI pigs,
f4W4.tr l-.itht. S4.:)f,t4 4'i rouU parkins,
S4.35fn 4.70 tmxisi. a id il.ri:.r 4.7.i heaxy iL-k-iiiK
nn I shipping lots.
rattle Market fairly active on local and
shipping account, prices sha le higher: quot.v
tions ranped at $4.70jV.4(l choice to extra
t-hippiiiit steers. $4 .(Wt 4 W) good to choice tk
W.wifi 4.1.1 fair to jrood. i.l3.50 common
to medium do. $.u(i.3.5ii butchers" steers,
J.MKUtSOl Mockers. $i:)U5:t.7i Texas steers.
S3. IH.8.3 75 feeder. Sl.Z&g&lM cows, J1.5U&3.75
bulls aud SW.tMfS.O.O veal calves. .
Sheep M:irket fairly active aid primer -steady:
quotations ran Red at S4.25fr,S.SOi
westerns. S:i.7"cr-'i.4't natiws, and ft Mi5.'-5
lambs. ' V
IVixJuec: Butter-Fancy separator, 29&3lte
per lb; dairies, fancy, fresh. Zymase; packing
stock, fresh. lWcltie KRS-Fresh, candled,-'
loss otT. "4V(."'.ric per .nz; ice house Btock, 17(9
lsc. llressod poultry sprint; chietens. fabV
good, M'tloc per b; fancy, l'Hc; roosters, 6c;
ducks. ldrTr tu;.-: pny. Ufldc: tnrkeya
chei -c, llci fair ti goo I, l'illc; poor, 'dp
is-. I'oiacisv- - Hehroas. 2s..4t2,r per bu: Bur-).,'
banks. :tJ(i' '!""'; K sa fur seed; I'ecrleca,'.'
fti'i-l'c for si-ed; common to poor mixed lota,
aiiV. Sweet potatoes, Illinois, Sl iWv2.2-
per Mil. Apples Cotninon, S1.25utI.aO par
bbl: rikmI. 1. -.."; fancy. S. t 'ran berries -
Capo l"ol. S.'i.-VK il.ii per bb!; Jerseys, '.aj
ti.ui i er bbl.
New Yohk, Feb. 4.
Wlmit -No. - -el wint'-r cash. S1.01U;
.Murk. jl'o.'a; April, iltu'; May. W&a.
Cora - No. - mixed cash, 51tc; February,
4!,c: Mai.b. 41'Hcj April. 4Wlx..r; May, VfJa.
Oat,- i full but slca'l; No. - mixocl oah,
S."'(4 : F. I ruary, :!, Jfy, :J7e. ltye-Uull
ami easier; ,riin,; for t -e wliole range.
Harlej - Du'l an I uiicii.ni-t:1.. Pork Staadv:
jness, i'.t.;.-ri lo.yp. Ijji.i - (jnwij Match, Sfi.7
The Loral llir els.
Office Hmk I'Inrd Pait.r and Weklt Awors, I
Kork Island. 111.. Fel. 5, te'tl
W heal -sStfi.tiiie.
f ru XirUv.
Itran -s.k: jnr cwf.
shipstnfl (l.no per rwt.
llnv Ttniiehv. SlSli; j ra rie, tTll ; clover
Sijio: baled. S'il M.
Butur Tsirtn choice. WV: rreainiTf, Ut-i.J9c.
Ki.s Freh.21c; lack.-d l:.
liuiliry thickens. u.-LlJ't. 1'imvf, 15c
ducks, U!jc: geese, inc.
PIU'IT IVn X'EGJTTA III.Es.
ATiples f.ssa$i 75 pertit!.
Tu'iiiips lij Jic.
Ca?t"e Butcher pay lor C(.rn fid Heers,
fS''t4l4c; cowe and heifers, i.'li:; cr.lves,
the, p i'tfrbr..
PUREST jlND BEST,
jnt PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
SOLO IN CANS. ONLY
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