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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1884. VOL. I.-NUMBER 60. PRICE 2 CEKT3 M i "a liO(n?Ti5)'i?i'ii J Lin II II (Til) II II II n PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. MR. ARTHUF70 SUGGESTIONS. An Able and Compreheniive Docu ument, Making Valuable Sugges tions to the National Legislature. Wamusoto, Dtc. l.Prtident Arthur' annual mesag transmitted to Congress to-day. At the outset the President refers to the recent political contest which reaultad in Pridcnt Cleveland' election, and remark at it is a iubject of general congratulation that after the controversy, despite thd close ness of the vote, the public ace iuffered no disturbance, bat the pt-oplo awaited the re sult patient! and quietly. Nothing could mora fetrikingly illustrate tho temper of the American citizen and hii loyalty to law, nor more signally demonstrate the strength and wisdoin of our political institutions. fOatlON BELATIONS. Our relation with all foreign powers con tinue to be amicable. The Congo question U commented ujon as one of great inter natiomd importance, and the rich prospect ive trade of the Congo valley leads to the conviction that it should be open to all na tions on equal terms. The necessary legis lation to make effective the Mexican com mercial treaty is recommended as one of the first measures to claim attention from Con gress. 1 he Nicaraguan treaty recently con cluded, which authorized the construction of a canal and railway by the San Juan and Lake Nicaragua route, the President believes, will command universal approval at home and abroad. To the United States the commer cial and political advantages of the treaty cannot bo overestimated. The approval of the new Spanish commercial treaty, which will soon be submitted to the Senate, is urged. The question of international copy right is brought to the attention of Congress. The President recommends an enlarge ment of the scope of the neutrality laws to I cover acts of hostility committed within our f territory and aimed at the peace of friendly nations. He sees no reason why overt pre parations in this country for tho commis sion of such criminal acta should not be alike punislwble whether intended to be committed in our own country or a foreign country with which we are at peace. The reorganization of the diplomatic and consular service is recommended. HILT KB DOUJLM. . The President concurs with tho Secretary of the Treasury in recommending the immedi ate suspension of tho coinage of silver dol lars and tho issuance of silver certificates. The fact that of the $185,000,000 coined dur ing the past six years, but little more than $ 10,000,000 are in actual circulation, seems to furnish ft cogent argument for the repeal of the statute. . rxcisE TAXES. He renew his recommendations of 1882, favoring the abolition of all excise taxes ex cept those relating to distilled spirits. If these taxes be abolished the revenue still re maining to the government win not only suftice to meet its reasonable expenditures, but will afTord a surplus large enough to per mit such tariff reduction as may seem advis able when the results of recent revenue laws and commercial treaties shall have shown in X what quarters tho-o reductions can be most judiciously effected. rOkXiUM TTUDK- The President says that, although fully sensible of the objections to be made to the appointment of a commission to ascertain the most effective means for increasing our foreign trade, he still believe this to be tho most speedy and efficacious method. Ho indorses the recommendation of the Secre tary of Treasury favoring liberal subsidies to mail steamship lines as an incentive to in vestment of American capital in American steamships, and declares that unless that course be pursued our foreign carrying trade must remain as it is to-day,almost exclusive ly in the hands of foreigners. NATIONAL BANK C1KCULJLTT0N. On the subject of a ba-ds for national bank circulation he says: "The three per cent. londs of the Government to the amount of more than 10O,00O,flO0 have,incemy last an nual message been redeemed by the treasury bonds of that issue still outstanding amount to a little orer $3)0,000,000, about one-fourth of which will b retired, through the opera tions of the sinking fund, during the com ing year. As these- bonds still continue the chief basis for the circulation of tho national banks, the question how to avert the con traction of the currency caused by their re tirement is one of constantly increasing im portance. It seems to l generally conceded that the law governing this matters exacts f romtho excessive security and that upon their present bond deposits a larger circulation than is now allowed may bo granted with safety. I hope that th bill which passed the Senate at th last session, permitting the ivue of notes equal to the far value of the deposited bonds, will commend itself to the approval of the House of Representative." ? SFIBOARD DKTKNSrs. Concerning seaboard defense for our cities, recommended by the Secretary of War, the mensjig says: The time Has now come when ueh dfen'rs can b prepared with confidence that they will not p-oie abortive; and when the possible result of delay in making urh preparation is serious ly considered, delay sarins inexcusable. For the most important cities thos whose de struction or capture would be a national humiliation Adequate dfensw. inclusive of guns, rrny be mao by the gTadual etpendi ture of !,iyJ0O, a um much less than a victorious enemy could lvy as a contribu tion. An appropriation of about one-tenth of that amount js akd to begin th work, ami I concur with the Secretary of War in urging that it be granted.' He renew his recommrndation contained in a special mm age to th lAst Congress favoring th tab lihment of tw government factori, one for the army and one for the navy, for th manufacture of heavy sted cannon, and urgs Congr"s to art o as to nab! th government to con tmct it on eirdinanr upon it own territory, and proid arma ment dmandd by of nati'm! safety and honor. nicsrjai.vo rtt 4vt. rmf rning the recont motion of our r.y, th. Pru l-'nt , ' "In this, ti Ut r,f th stlted mng- that 1 sh!! hat fh hnof t tr :i-nitt t th Congr of th t'nited ?atr. I rannt rong!y n?g u.ft it attT.M--:-n d'jt of -orfig oir ty, i ll y as I Lt t; hu,f fa mf ?T, ej'tiy whKh f 'Tr-r!f rt-.arfil it. A Xlf li.tig pa Uat h W'5d is lnt a of fu:'-ld ""jrtf rii; !i f ilf '" t'ifV-h U l UlrlH i! V rt .!7 1 tUttfh tvirg tNi arm ct th wtiW li;'! by Ci'ii rii't'ii f 'ie':Viii!f, f.t t fs-t;-xrd t if "if f t f :u; y n t,t tft t.i f'if: n of l-.m 'Ujiyiif fJ U t. (l.vj'iM 4 1 i f i -i rt 4 tbrlHrsi Ihm y I !e 5-Jr. p M -v : ; --its indication that the revenue will soon be re stored to iU former volume by the natural Increase of sealed correspondence. He ap prove the recommendation that the unit of weight with nrt-ciasi matter should be one ounce instead of one-half ounce m it now is, and recommend a reduction of pontage on drop letters to one cent. He also recom mends an extension of the free delivery system. FKE-KMMI0N UW-rACmO EAlUiOlDii. The President concurs with the Secretary of the interior in advliinj the repeal of the pre-emption laws, the enactment of statutes j resolving the present legal complications touching laired grant to railroad companies and the funding the debt of the several Pa cific railroad under such guaranty as shall effectually Secure its ultimate payment. rOLYOA&IX. TTft b!i.ve tht if itnlvL'Rinv can be sun- L pressed in Utah by law it can only be by the most radical legiriatjon ex nusieni wun me restraints of the constitution, and recom mends that Congress assume absolute polit ical control of tlie territory of Utah, and provide for the appointment of commission ers witli audi K"venimental power as in iU judgment may justly and wisely be put into their hands. nrpoaTiNCE or roaiaas tbade UTimsiON. The President devot-s much space to a consideration of tho policy of the govern ment regarding the extension of our foreign trade. The main conditions of the problem are thus stated: We are a people apt in me chanical pursuits and fertile in invention; we cover a vast extent of territory, rich in agricultural products and in nearly all the raw materials needed for successful manu facture; we have a system of productive es tablishments more than sufficient to supply our own demands; the wages of labor are nowhere else so great; the scale of living of our artisan classes is such as tends to secure their persoual comfort and the development of those higher morals and intellectual qual ities that go to the making of good citizens; our system of tax and tariff legislation is yielding a revenue in excess of the present needs of the government. These are the elements from which it is sought to devise a scheme by which, without unfavorably changing the condition of our workingmen, our merchant marine shall be raised from its enfeebled condition and new markets pro vided for the sale beyond our own borders of the manifold fruits, of our industrial enter prise. The problem is complex and can be solved by no single measure of innovation or reform. The countries of the American continent and the adjacent islands are, for the United States, the natural-marts of sup ply and demand. It is from them that we should obtain what we do not produce in sufficiency, and it is to them that the surplus productions of our fields, our mills and our, workshops should flow, and under conditions that will equalize or favor them in compari son with foreign competition. FOUB PATHS 8UOQE3TD. "Four paths of policy," the President says, "seem to point to this end: First, a series of reciprocal commercial treaties with the countries of America, which shall foster be tween us and them an unhampered move ment of trade. The conditions of these treaties should be the full admission of such merchandise a3 this country does not pro duce, in return for the admission free, or under a favored scheme of duties, of our own products the benefits of such exchange to apply only to goods carried under the national Hag of the parties to the contract; the removal on both sides from the vessels so privileged of all tonnage dues and national imports, bo that those vessels may ply unhindered between our ports and those of the other contracting parties, though without infringing upon the reserved home coasting-trade tho removal or reduction of burdens on exported products of those countries coming within tho benefits of treaties, and the avoidance of technical re strictions and the penalties by which our in tercourse with these countries is at present hampered." Second, by the establishment of the con sular service of the United States on a salar ied footing, thu3 permitting the relinquish ment of consular fees not only as respects vessels under the national flag, but also as respects vessels o? other nations arriving and carrying goods entitled to the benefit of treaties." "Thirdly, tho enactment of measures to favor the construction and maintanance of a steam carrying marine under the flag of tho United States." "Fourthly, the establishment of a uniform currency basis for the countries of America." This would require a monetary union of America whereby the out-put of bullion-producing countries and tho circulation of those which yield neither gold nor silver could be adjusted in conformity with the population, wealth and commercial needs of each. As many of the countries furnish no bullion to the common stock, tho surplus production of our mines and mints might thus be utilized, and a step taken toward the general remone tizMion of silver. To the accomplishment of these ends, so far as they can be ascertained by separate treaties and negotiations already concluded and now in progress, have leen directed and the favor which this enlarged policy has thus far received, warrants the belief that its operations will ere long embrace all, or nearly all, tho countries of this hemisphere, is by no mens impossible. However, that policy under consideration should be applied to these countries alone. tiik TALtrr. The healthful enlargement of our trade with Knrop Aia and Africa should be sought by reducing tariff burdens of such of their wares a neither we nor other Ameri can states arc fitted to produce, and thus en abling ourselves to obtain in return a bet ter market for our supplies of food, of raw material, of manufacturers, and in which we excel. It seems to be that many of the embarrassing elementa in great national conflict btwren protection and freo trade, may thus be turned to good cconnt ; that the revenue law be reduced so as no longer to overtax the people; that protectionist duties may ik retained without Incoming burdensome, that our shipping interests may t Judiciously en couragfd, the currency flird on a firm taii anl atmve all surh unity of lntrrets rtab. lihHl among the taU- of the Arnfrirnn 7trn, as will b of grat and rm Jncre. ing advantage to t!m all. All th trpati In thi line of tM t-olicy which hnv ber-n ngotiat1, of whirh r In pr of nrgo. tiiiHnn. rmtnlrt a t rothi'rn tl to t rUkif nn l-f th flvi of th Cmtitn tion limiting to tj.e of tpt-Tif tirwi f ha sfJthofjty to ofiginU bills fof fai4 Ing Tv?nn. rsM" toft OMf. A .-f.b'.tl f"f O'O. Hftthi it fr-rffid1 Itl tK f?'jW'lfg "fd; "I r"nr!t!'1 thnt fifths rt. Htht t Oct?) ft t.1 yt t'freiTr.nt of tM. H 1 ' 4 r ti ff np'.f htH V:M enet.T,' tut f?'. etnifr r, f fill fcMf lh ei,rl4 lf 5M 'I ",to lc.lf. r j. .-) I - i J 3 ft s t .' r. t ll; ores to ward off the cholera and mitigate iU severity in ca it comes; the preservation of the forgeU of the public domain, the granting of government aid for public edu cation. An amendment of the constitution so & to make effective the disapproval by Pres ident of particular items in appropriation bills, and the determining of vexed questions respecting Presidential inability, are meas ure also alluded to and presented for the serious consideration of Congre&. Presi dent Arthur then concluded aa fol lows: "As the time draw nigh when I am to retire from public service, I cannot refrain from expressing to the mem her of the National Legislature with whom I have been brought into personal official intercourse, my sincere appreciation of the unfailing courtesy and .of the harmonious co-operation with the execution of so many measures calculated to protect the interests of the Nation, and to my fellow-citizens generally I acknowledge a deep sense of ob ligation for the support they have accorded me in my administration of the executive department of this Nation." ' ST. ANDREW'S DAY. The Celebration by the Scotch In Lon donMinister Lowell Present. London, Dec. 1. The Scotch resident in London celebrated Sr. Andrew's day in the usual benevolent and social fashion this morning by a grand banquet at famous Freemason's tavern in Great Queen street. The entertainment was given in aid of the Caledonian Orphan Asylum. Lord Aber-. deen presided. Among the number of dis tinguished persons present were James Rus sell Lowell, the American Minister, and M. Waddington, the French ambassador. Mr. Lowell, in proposing the health of the chair man claimed to have descended from the Scotch through bis mother. "The Scotch," he said, "Though small and poor In a na tional sense, are strong in individuality, which creates a marked impression wherever they go, especially in America." After the speech-making, which was listened to by a great number of brilliantly-attired ladies who crowded the galleries, the assemblage adjourned to the ball-room and dancing was kept up to a late hour. The subscriptions to the Asylum from guests present amount ed to over five, thousand dollars. SWAMP ANGELS. A Posse in Pursuit of Abe Buzzard's Gang. West Chesteb, Pa., Dec. 1. A special, from Lancaster to-night says that mounted troops ,from Qoodville, Bowmansyille and Compassville, with a number from Caer narvon, left early this morning in pursuit of the Welsh mountain outlaws. Last night robberies were committed near Inter course, and a horse and buggy have been stolen from Miller K. Ling. The mountains were scoured and late this afternoon a party captured a ciowd comprising William Mar shall and four colored men in whose pos session were found harness, jevelry, cloth ing and other articles. A posse with the prisoners are now on the way to Lancaster jail. It is reported by good authority that Abe Buzzard, the leader of the gang, left the swamp in which the outlaws were cornered last Saturday, and was seen going east on Sunday armed to tho teeth. - . , , . . - ., , . ,., . Chasing a Negro Lost His House. Chattanoooa, Tenn., Dec. 1. At 2 o'clock this morning a farmer named Hanlon, living near Spring City, Tenn., on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad, discovered a residence to be on fire. While trying to extinguish the flames he discovered a negro who had set it on fire. He shot at the negro, who at once fled and was pursued and caught. In his great desire to capture the incendiary Han lon forgot the fire, and his house was rapidly reduced to ashes. The family barely escaped with their lives. The Jap. Minister4 of War. New Yobk,Doc. 1. The Revenue Cutter, William E. Chandler, at half-past tlx this morning, steamed down the bay to meet the Cunard steamship Servia, in which the Jap anese Minister of War and his suite were expected. General Oyma, the distinguished visitor, is about 40 years old. He and suite were all dressed in English costume and numbered sixteen, including a Courier. The Minister speaks English well and said he was in excellent health. The party will remain in this city about a week. Bayard Looking Ahead. New York, Dec. 1. A Washington special this evening says that it is now definitely ascertained from Senator Bayard's friends that he has declined tho position of Secretary of State proffered him by Cleveland, and has intimated his desiro for the Treasury portfolio. This is considered here as an in dication that Bayard will be a candidate for nomination again in 1888 and desires to use his office to secure that end. Fatal Accident. Special Dispatch to Tffx Tileor. Kalkaska, Dec. 1. Annn Zeley, a young lady about seventeen years of age, was fatally wounded this moruing by the acci dental discharge of a gun in the hands of her sister-in-law, a Mm. Irish. The shot pene trated the brain near the eye. Miss Zeley lived but a short time after the accident. No blame is attached to Mrs. Irish. . . A Loss to Education. Mamoo, Wis., Dec. 1. At half past eight o'clock to-night the hall of the slat Uni versity of Wisconsin caught fire from the !oiler room and was completely destroyed. loss is tmt t'Jtym The building wns Urrp sfori'' wliovp the baseturnt, built of stone and an Itni-osing structure. It was fompMrljr rqnipid with all kinds of valna. b! ftifd appftfatis and scientific rrconls. 'I bo inurnto nm'inuta to $11.(11). . . . . -. - . - A Tidl.TaU Oun.Wad. (!MMOf oi0.,t On HntuUy th dal tdr of Jurir t Wi!-fsf, .'d was t'ir' nir rilrt, His .deth w rit by a fitt jj'r)it wid In i5 fur k, 'J I. a Mitf Hn bl f. fttM1rf s hi fo-birf -f M d1f ui) In !' tptu ffio wl.irtt w fit1 t fstsj HmfjSs t nhsiafa fft-ffof 0 nJ- wf!rb bft.f .c-h tlffr4ei1 i n it a t,nt 1. ).!-. t4 leb'fi tlf ntM f tit t I14 ; b k fl'Ma xhuukI M"t M- tl" ! fi lfria. fff'v.- In1. Uii. t, t'..-t O CONGRESS IN SESSION. DESKS ADORNED WITH FLOWERS. Senator Logan In His Place Attend. , in to Business Only Twenty Seven Senators Present. Washington, Dec. l.Twenty-seven Sen ators were in their places when the gavel fell at 12 o'clock. The Chaplain in his owning prayer alluded feelingly to the deaths of Senator Anthony, Secretary Folger and Rep resentatives Evans and Duncan, and im plored that in the new era they were entering upon the only sectional rivalries might be in the paths of progress. Senator Gorman's desk was banked np ihgh with flowers. Two floral rooster of elaborate design towered high above his hed, one bearing the inscription, "Oh. such a day, so fought, jo followed and so fairly won, came not till now to decorate the times since Caesar's fortune." Another floral de sign intimated that this particular desk "was reserved for A. P. O., 1887." A third rooster of flowers decorated the desk of Senator Jones. Senator Maxey had an immense lone star, benator Lapham beamed from behind an a huge horseshoe of smilax, and the denies of the Vice President, of Senator Ingalls, and others' bore beautiful floral tributes. Senator Logan was early in his seat, and moved the formal resolution to notify the House of Representatives, which Senator Sherman followed by a resolution to notify the President Sherman and Garland nrere appointed a committee to inform the Presi dent. The credentials of Wm. II. Sheffield as senator-elect from Rhode Island in place of Senator Anthony were read, but Mr. Shef field was not present to be sworn in. The Senate took a recess until 12:40 to await the President's message. The House. As early as 10:30 o'clock the galleries be gan filling np, and long before the hour of meeting every seat was filled and the stand ing room all taken. Crowds clustered around each doorway some distance into the corri dor. Many of the desks, of .members, as well as that of the Speaker, bore floral tributes in the shape of baskets, horse-shoes, etc. Mr. Murphy, of Iowa, had an elabor ate horse-Bhoe bearing the word "Henne- Ein" as a compliment to his efforts in be alf of the Hennepin canal enterprise. Mr. Cox (N. Y.) was complimented for his efforts m benalf of the life-saving service with a floral ship with a bottle of wine on either side- Messrs. Barbour (Va.), Mutchler (Pa.), McMillan (Tenn.), Keifer (Ohio), Cannon (111.), Robinson (Ohio), Valentine (Neb.) and Campbell (Pa.) were among the recipients of floral favors. At precisely 12 o'clock Speaker Carlisle called the house to order and prayer was offered by Chaplain Lindsay. The roll of members was then callen by the clerk. The roll call disclosed the presence of 222 mem bers, and the Clerk was directed to inform the Senate that the House whs ready to pro ceed to business. The Speaker appointed Messrs. Randall (Pa.) and Cox (N. Y.) a committee td wait upon the President Mr. Holman presented tho credentials of Shrively, member of the Thirteenth Indiana district to succeed Mr. Calkins, resigned, and that gentleman took the oath of office. The House took a recess of fifteen minutes. At 1:40 the President's message was re ceived and immediately read. PRESIDENT DIAZ. His Inauguration as President of Our Neighbor Republic. Citt of Mexico, Dec. 1. As a result of the Presidential election held in this Repub lic the 13th day of last August, Porforio Diaz was to-day inaugurated President in a man ner befitting his eminent services of "Lib erator" and statesman. The inaugural cer emonies and accompanying public celebra tion were the most imposing events ever witnessed here. The oath of office was duly administered to President Diaz, and after the conclusion of the ceremony the retiring President, Gonzolales, gracefully made way for Ids successor, amid a storm of applause, the firing of cannons and tho ringing of bells. Subsequently the President was es corted by a civic procession, and followed by the military to the palace. The joy of the people and the confidence in Diaz being abundantly manifested. s - A Letter from Braun. To th Editor of the Mornino Telegram: The report of the assault in your Saturday morning's issue is not intended to do Bayne any injustice, on the contrary it is truthful except to a few technicalities. We are not furnishing music for the Misses Gage & Benedict's dancing school, as your reporter In his haste understood. Nor were we ever "discharged," as is reported in another pa per, for not giving satisfaction with our music, iveiemng 10 ms ieuer oi yesieruay, it seems strange that the contents of a let ter put into a waste basket, and nerer men tioned, should come back through an out side party, which it did. Bayne knows very well who tho person is whose identity he claims is concealed. The "unwholesome business acquaintance" is good. Bayne tried to monopolize our music laue we had an opportunity to play in another danc ing school, of which h was very rerdous. The object of having me brought be forethe court with such reluctance is only too tran parent. "Who steals my purse (?) steals traah, etc," U. Ural. A German Shoots Himself. Pnti.iMti.rnn, Pa., Dec. I. GnUms Hchwar, of the firm of Koons. Bohwarz l Co., Commission Merchant, at 137 North Water strrt, and 144 North lVlawar an nn, attrtnptod uiHd this afternoon by shooting binrlf In th bead.- No enc if assigned fof thacL The mound U said to of a f Atal character. d?ry MoufcHa, i?f, N. J. t l.-Tborr.a Killy an. I lUr-hard tt.tdn bad a tjnntrrd trr this tti"ful"f otrf a go of r-aht. Dtutrg t tiietoe UciUr dfw a Vrdf and tdnnr1 t l jt.-t-lnrt'i kUtmnrn, Influx In? p-rfbablf fl frmind. u to MiSlemrnf !(f-U?y rtld tllS rvj, - - S - v Hri Mi I t tit-d, .M jnft f f etaif U- '4"V.sn if , b4 f-rxMvrt h tK b"" -t.iis f i -rt'.itlii'H I , -: - vf -'," "it'- - .- e--rr"i ". i 'i -?:--i i' c:.i HIS NEW WASHINGON HOME. Where the Cood-Natured Senator will Reside. Senator Palmer, of Miclagan, who kept the Windom hearthstone warm last winter and gave the finect dinners known in Vash- ington, is building for lumself a magnificent broMU-etone residence on K street, facing McPherson Square. The ornamental bay and orioles of the front walls are now being built in, and the four-story house run far back to the end of the lot and include in the plan of the first floor a beautiful arched und vaulted dining room. Senator Palmer has the means to make a beautiful reidtnoe with, and his cultivated tastes may be trust ed for having an interior worthy of such a fini' architectural sotting. He has always been a patron of the arts, and at ids home in Detroit, and in Mrs. Palmer' own par ticular dwelling in New York City, the col lection of paintings, statuary, untrue and coly bric-a-bric are wonderful Many of those treasures gracd their temporary ni dencohere lat winter, and the draw ing room was a veritable art museum. Wash ing Correspondence of the St. Louis GluOe-DemocrtiL TRADt AND FINANCE. Grand Rapids. Telegram Orncr. Doc. L 0 RUN Corn, &6c. Oat. 2Sfc'j;sc; retail Sfc Wheat: Clauaon. 72; red long berry, 74; fehort berry. 72. lty W 11. Flour and Feed l'afctr) , 30m-holtsaJe;$5 (XJ H'tail; pateut. $ SO whoWile, $S U) reuui; inid dlin, per ton, $16 (X) whok&le, Jl (O iiercwt Hran. per ton, $13 (D wholaJe; MWi'Lc ikt cwt. Metd and feed, per ton, Ul whulttkle; $11 rn r PaovisioxsBtf, ier tide, 15 (nft,(J SO. Veals & OOy O). scarce. Lumim $5 ivitfi do: mutton. $4 fe5 50. Drttswl boss. $J U). Purk: Per bbl mess, S16 UO; liams. 14!i&l!c; bhoulder. Willw smoked beef- lttc; bacon. Vc Vennitou tu'JJc per lb. Lord: Tierews. 10c kettle. Nutter and Cbeesk Butter: Tubs and Jars 20iiic; creamery, tut, 2Tc. Choe: Full cream ll' tc; half cream, 7 He Poultry Hprina chicken: Alive, h(i 10c pei lb. Fowls: Alive, "tiiBc; dn-twd, WUOc Torkeye, Alive, 8l0c; drt!Hxl, lO&llc luck, drt&il 10 lie. Fxxjs Frehh, lot, 22c; basket lot, 22c. Veoetables Potatoes: 'c; sweet potato, per bbl, $1 50t5 UO. Onions: Per bu, yellow, 40c; silver ekius, AO&GOc 1W4U, pr bu, ZZc. Cablwige, ier Lundml. $3 U)i5 W. Hquah. per hundred. 75100. Turnip, per bu. 2ic. CWlery, per doz,2(Hci25c. Cranberrys, $8 U ih-t bu. Fbesu Fbuits Apple6,per bu, w40c Gm Kelley Uland, lOQUMc. HoxKT Whito clovur, 12!ic; dark, tQ7c; 6traia ed, fee. 8alt Syracuse, barrel, $1 25: Bainart XI 10. Heeds Timothy, $1 75;clover,$4 004 rod top, 71 00. Hides Oreen, per lb, 7c; iart cured. SfiS-.full cured, ory hid and kii, btil2c; calf hki ns. green or cured, 10c; deacon kins, ier piece, 20&ioc. BmiEP Pelts Shearlings or Hnmnmr tkin. p'i piece, lO&'JOc; fall pelts. 40,50c; Winter ptlta, oO75c. Wool Fine washed, 20 22c; coare washed 16a 18e: nn washed Hay $1012; baled $14 pr ton wholMde; 80Q 90c per cwt. Straw-Per load. Z(ii. Woon Hani, belling at $2.23 pr cord for block, split wood, $2.fA Coal Stove and nut, $7.25 per ton; egg and grate, $7.00 per ton. Kerosene Water white, per gallon, legut test, 10, THE STOCKS. New York. New York. Dc. L In Wall street money closed easy at 14 per cent; Exchange closed weak and lower; posted rates 4.814.6.); actual rate 4.K4G4.&04 for CO days and I.SPiG-bfMVi for demand. Qovern mentaclofVKl firm; currency 6'r, 120 bid and in terest; 4's coupons, 123Vi and interest; cou pons 1135X and internet. Pacific railroad bonds closed an follows: Union Tacific first bonds, 112 to 112'4: land grant bonds,l06Vi to IOC''; sinking fund 117 to 117K; Central. U0H to 111. New Yoik Central was the feature of tho morn ing's dealing on the Stock Exchange, exhibiting great activity &nd decided fctrentfh, the price of the stock at one time showed an advance of 34 per oenb, over the closing of Saturday, under a vigorous and heavy buying, the advance was un expected and caused Kmat consternation among ihe fchorts, who scrambled to cover, not only in Central, but in others of the leading pjxxrulativeH their bujing aRfiistcd the advance and the general market, with the sole exception of tlie cord stocks at one time, was up to Vi pr cnl towanl midday there was oonfdT&bl n-alizing on the part of operators dirous of lagging the profits of the morning's advance, and a fharp re action followed the Hrenglh of the New York Central, which gave rise to considerable com ment. There was no news or change in the rail road war to warrant the ris, and the conclusion generally reached was that the price was 'wahd' up on fiction. Transactions by the clique in the weak spot of the market was the coal shares, the prices of which declined 4 to 1 per cent, on the non-jayment of the Jersey Central dividend dn to-lay and on apparent detrmniation of the part of Heading to goon mining and gelling all 1h coal it can mr&rdltsof the low prices from 12 to 2 o'clock, the course of prices was irrrgnlAr, but a firm undertone characterized the dealings, trading was on a much smaller node than during the morning and nothing worthy of note trhn spired. In the final hour of I nine We! cm Union was the feature iwlrancing sharply. On the strength of the decision of Jti'le Wallace in the 1M1 Telephone case, it bring gTally be lieved that the Western Union is the Urgt bold er in the Hell Company, and the advance in this stock caused n-nwed buying of tihTS on t) list, and 1 the cloe prices were lct thn a frac tion of the bightt of th dsy's sieci.Iii'S. whl h were cl all imd wittiout any chsng of imiirtfir.re. ex(vi t in a few iwt&nres. SaW aggrrgtil li-K-(O) sAre. GRAIN MARKETS. . New York. Nr Tott. IW. 1. riATft-IV.n srd w1t; T-rf rie 'i JtT2 flfrn $Z 7i( V. Ft. ln3J fTtr t rrtjfd kr; $Tr.t5fi. H'y rr.iU fxtra, H 2T4i 4 X Sr!tKem fnrdnli nni h'w.vy; ct.m- stmitraftfT trin'iiX 1rr.(nl f art tiV abczt 4 ?r Se ri-xrlin. Kj'ot tct wk hfl f Sr l-er, Nrt ssl rf Nn 2 rd sts?e, mf: cri" -tl ir"-r T T'ti2 r: Na, t der-Wl rwlVe svnst 2 rd w.r.fr. Sti'M,-; Sf,. 3 rir,? JWrmhw, i SIAf; Juv.rsnrj. fiif. r"ftVV ir I Vhrr.srt. bvl. t 4 i'i.-'tis $r?M r-pr.it s f rrt-rmly rt pritrntrA Is ivTrri IIf. -t ! ef rJ.i-itf trt Vp b'Wwf. jvt r J Sl UV i. t;r rsUi '-2 f r, t1 f ;'rr vrr-r-n . N J -itM Wr"t 5 Jyyr1, ' d " f is, 4-'t-lit'V' tr tt fcrt-1 trfrr;?. f.tr stv t i hvi r--frtll -Sr,v. Hr1 lr"s t;r r S.;. t. t ) -e. H?-? ti iiHs--t ;tbbil V;N'v 5rr ;d tit - U?m . Sv frr s.e, V.f in t N -5- . -fci. -.f6,b ; r&'f r-d ttZKlt I3l.t4 C THE COMMON COUNCIL VARIOUS MATTERS CONSIDERED. Streets for Coasting Fixed Street Sign Business Put 0er Five Dol lars Finefor Breakings Lamp, Mayor Belknap presadml t the 'murting of the Common Council ln.-t otniiij;, Alit-rman Grady absent. The petition of John Gootn to place a photographic tiiow ce un tho sidewalk was referrtd to tht Aldermen of tho St-cond Ward. The jxtitioni of Jo. Itr-j-precht and Mr. Jolai Daherty, vt-r rt f erred to the-Committee on Poor. Uiion a ixtitiou of the City Street Uuiluuy Con.jcny bt-iu read &;4in IH. rmiin to uh- htdt at certain ioinU upon the railway tiuck, it was ordered to Ihj plactxl on lile tmd Aid. Kilkan offered a rt'Sulution, which was adopUd, instructing,' the Comiruttw on ir dimmc to druft an ordinance providing for its limited and careful Ubt, undtr certain restrictions. Th i'tition of AibcrtA. Dc-nnis for a tjuit-claim dt-d, was referred to the Com mittee on Claims. The pttitionof Julius Houseman and W. B. Iedyard for an hc tric liirlit at the corner of Peirl .nd Ottawa fctreet., Mas referred to the Commit tt-e on Lamps. The report of City Cltrk lk-lknap, in reference to montjs re ceived by lain, and to the procwdlnj; relative to improvvincuta on Crosby t-trrtt waa accej'ted and placed on file. Tlie City Controller's reort, with tlie t icxption of the items of Dr. Maxim's and Sheriff' bills, which were referred to the Committee on Claims, was accepted tmd order dm-ctl to be drawn for the M-vc-ral amounts. The City Marfehal'fl petition for an asiftnr;t to help for the rest of this month, to look up n- -croachments on ftrKts and idlcys bt Joiiinj to the city, was granted. The rt ;ortofthe Cemetery Commissiouers wj.s arc pud and placed on file, and the City Trvas-urcr'a report was referred to the Commute on Ways and Means. Aid. Yates, from the Committee on Stn- U, reported recommending th.nt the jttitioa of the Electric Time Company to run wires and erect xoles be granted under dirtction of the Superintendent of Fire Alarms; adopded. Aid. Killtan. from Committee on Claims and Accounts, rtjorti d n coiuuk ndin a de duction of $17.50 from the bill of Deputy Sheriff Platte as given in the Controller' previous report; adopted. Aid. Gilbert, from committee on Ways and Means, reported that although the city has authority to contract with the Detroit House of Correction , for the tnainUn ance of city priomrs, the huthor ities of naid institution hnd no uch lower, and that it would stem there it no remedy except by the erection of f ach a house of Correction by tlie city or in con junction with the county. And th.nt though through the county, an arrangement might be affected with tlie Detroit House of Cor rection, the usual sentences of cty j r:nni ra were for such f-hort terms th.':t t!t rewoc.ld bo no wiving of expenses iu m transaction. The rey-ort was adopted. On the recommendation of Aid. Dv.raaft certain rejmirs wire ordered for the Poor Store. A new connection was ordered to be, made in the M? t rs at the corner of Pulton and Summit f treets. T he petition of G oz insky and other asking until t April to build their sidewalks, was grunted. Aid. Albright, of a Special Committer, n-k'nl for another wek in which to consider the sub ject of taxiing ftreet' cars; granted. Un der the bead of unnnihhed bu' ine-K, the sewer roll for Ilronson street was taken from the table, ratified and cnfirmel and the n. wssment roll "for imj roving Grove stree t was laid on tlie table for one wet L to hear appeal. A resolution of Aid. I)eGraff stating that an electric light was a necesry improve ment at the corner of Summit aiid Oak st reels, was referred to the Committed em Lamps. Aid. DeGranf the n introduced Die subject of "ooating" by nking that thrr- rtrects in the Pirt Ward be filed for rach pu7o-e Iiefore the matter wn fnslly disHl of th following Ftreets and conditions we-re fe lected and imposed by the C-ouncil: First avenue,Goolrich. Cherry, Pountain, Ha'ting fromClnncyto Lafayette, North Lafayette to Fairbanks, Wealthy nveiin, W -hingtrn nr,d Odar street.. Of thee rtn-ets Fountain i limited to the following dnys f.nd hour: Mondays from 2 Ut C p. Wednes'Jejt same, Satcrdays. from 2 to 10 p. in., rnd force of regular er fjial joIi?e xrill guard th cro streets to prorije f.giJnst ecH dent. Tlte mayor w a f rnpowrred to e-fTer ft re ward of f! for th cotivicjrn of &DyeT. brtrking street latLr or bghting the "me Withfut aclhority, nnd th JVvi'-d of tion wrs re'jueled t' !nve the rr- option read in the ilojc srh'W'ls. Aid. Itrenner agrjn brotight up the qvtim :f trf-t sigTjs m a re1tjtiy7i nV:irg f'r 4.) of fuitable lengthy thi'-kn"- .! f?jteiimga. Iid (fii the tsbl- frr e'T e vek. AM ( J-l-rt gftve notice of a mf tir g of th ir.l'.iee on Charter Artie:, Jrr : t f-.T? Fniy evening, and Al L Pj ?n c f ti e S;'-r.id C?rr.tri5tW on tatir.g rrr-A rnrs f Thurs day 'vrrdrg. A fyrrzt' d. "Tht Sft"! Cfej" Gce On. 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