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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1884.
VOL. I.-NUMBER 60.
PRICE 2 CEKT3
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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
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t.i f'if: n of l-.m 'Ujiyiif fJ U
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(l.vj'iM 4 1 i f i -i rt 4 tbrlHrsi Ihm
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-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.
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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,
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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
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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
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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.
Mrjlisl inuiri r:,'i : d b-'-d..y m-J
ft'sl to tftl an-.'hfr n:-i-v:rnr.Tit m rr
';T:d by tf'je eVf 3 . h'.st-x l-'rn,
Osrfre'-X vm rxit?-.:ns-l. r-$ gnre im-ry
sirr.i'r ltht glrrn nt ti rt e.f Iniry.
To PM Vcarcft,
Vhp .!..-rf.rj?.t i f th Sf nl- t.-.?y r r.
t.- (-11 x-"--'-."-a ;...;iez..t f t . ; " .
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