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??) -LLo VOL. L-NUMBER 66. GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1884. PRICE 2 CENT P ' T Hjll (UlillU Mo Th TTDTT)Ah T t t NEW YORK'S SENATOR. SURMISES AS TO WHO HE MAY BE. President Arthur's Chances Not the Best A Dark Horse Likely to Win the Race eSveral Ready. HpecLrd DiaittcL toTilJCTlCLKuHAiL WA-iiiiNoroN, D. C. Dec. H.Althoa'h it doe not how on the Burface there H prob ably morw interest felt here in the choice of the New York Senator th;m in any question that can po-ably come up thM winter. The wire which were laid during the nummer and fell under cover of the Presidential campaign excitement, are now be-in,; gently pulled t ee how they work when the New York Legislature come to choose the Sena tor. Mr. Jduies D. Warren and (ieu. Geo. II. Sharpe, of New York, the committee from the Senatorial conference, have been the quests of President Arthur at the White House. These gentlemen have come here to ascertain whether Mr. Arthur will allow his name to be used as a candidate for Senator, and to lay before him the result of their cau ras of the Legi-lature. It may 1kj definitely stated that Mr. Arthur will make no content for the nomination, and unless he can be assureU tliat his candi dacy will uot meet with serious opposition lie ill not allow his name to be used. Should it appear, when the legislature meets, that no candidate can count upon a clear ma jority Mr. Arthur's name will not be pre sented, and his friends will very generally Hupport Mr. Warren. The latter will not be a candidate under any circumstances unless Mr. Arthur's name is withdrawn. While Mr. Arthur commands great respect it can not bo denied that there is a jowerfni undercurrent opposed to him. Mr. Blaine's followers do not feel any more friendly to Mr. Arthur than they did tieforo the election. Then, too, he has created antagonism to his candidacy by his recent recommendations regarding the tariff. The fact that the Stal warts are taking up Levi P. Mortiou is an indication that Arthur is looking around to throw his vote to some one. He. is repre sented as 1tiug extremely averse to the mention of his name as the candidate of a faction. Could he be elected with graceful unanimity he would naturally be highly gratified. Mr. Warren and (Jen. Sharp) havo under taken to make a thorough canvass of th1 assembly to see what strength the President would have in case he k-camo a candidate. If the canvass allows a probability of elec tion they confidently expect to iersuade him to permit the use of his name. The fact that a political conference had been held in New York to consider a plan of action on the part of the "stalwart" wing of the Republican party has been talked of a good deal, and that several gentlemen hitherto identified with that wing of the party are here and have been in consultation with the President is also well-known and has been a subject of conversation, and that is alniut all that is positively know n about the little gathering of the President's friends: except that while the cabinet was in session, between V2 and -:D0 o'clock. Gen. Sharpo - and Mr. Warren called upon Senator Warner P Miller and had a talk with the half-breed leader. The object of the visit of Gen. Sharpe and Mr. Warren to Senator Miller is represented to have been a desire to ascertain Mr, Miller's disposition and the probable course of his friends in the event Mr. Arthur de cide to allow his name to be presented. It is scarcely believed here that Senator Miller could have reached a conclusion in a brief hour without conferring with his friends. He is not rapid in reaching conclusions without assistance, and it is believed that in this mutter he doe not care to speak for the Republican of his way of thinking before he has talked with them. That a tight is feared is apparent. No as surance ha been given by the Blaine men and the newspaper under their control that they will not wage a revengeful war upon Mr. Arthur in caso he should consent to be come a candidate. Such a war would so dis turb the party in the State as to make it ex tremely improbable that in the Fall of 183 it could go iuto the campaign for the Gov ernorship with any reasonable hope of win ning, even with so lucky a candidate as Gen, J.iseph It. Carr, who is already talked of as the man most available for the nomination. Gen. Sharpe is understood to he extremely confident of the friendly disposition of the legislature toward Arthur. Mr. Dutcherha great doubts about the wisdom of presenting the President as a candidate, and regards Mr.Tevi P. Morton as in many respect the best candidate that can le presented. Mr. Warren only awaits the President's positive refusal to run before Incoming himself an aspirant for the nomination. Congressman Frank Hiscock has gone home to Syracuse. letters are paid to le Hying over the State urging his selection to the Smatorship. It is too early yet to deter t mine his strength. He will have the three member of Onondaga p.nd the Senator of that district, Dennis McCarthy. Senator McCarthy will be the presiding otttccr of the Senate after Lieut.-Uov. Hill steps into the olllce of Governor, and that fact may in fome vtny bo utilized to draw a few vote to Mr. Hiscock. A Fourth Trans-Continental Road. Wasuinotom, D. C, Dec. S. The Presi dent has appointed W. W. Rurhans, general southern tnamger of the United Press at Washington, 0. U. Straly, Yhintotl cor real ondt ntof the Louisville Curirr-.7t'trvol anil W. G, Nichols, of Chicago, a commis sion to ej.nnir.e and report upon -U rnile of toad recently completed on th tins of the Southern Pacific Railroad of California, t tween Needle- and Mohave. California. The completion of this piece of road furnishes another or? t let to the Pacific coast by the At lantic V Picitie Road, thns making four trans-continental route in operation between the Mississippi and the Pacifte Coast. ... . . . Opdyke & Co. Suspend. New Yokx, Dec. Opdyke Co,, bank er, announced their suspension to the Stock Exchange ji-t be fore 3 p. m. The mrmlr of the firm, George F. Opdjke and Edward M. F. Miller, mad general assignment f. t the herutit of creditor to William Feet, of the law flrutof Rrisfow, Feet .t: Opdyke. Th failure h attributed to Ioss by customers on sttvks and f .ihire to kep np margin?. Th un'cnrevt liabilities ar? from e,l'e to S-VAf-, and it is thought that th asset will t e nearly eml to that amount, but be ing largvly iu real estate, which ar not im niediatly convertible. Rug Found Gudty. New Yon. Deo. . General term of the Cuprme Con.rs of Urnoklyn has stunned to -seri'i of death of th negro Rng for t! nv.irdr of Mr, and Mis Maybee, in ir.een county, a year ag. Rngg alo com nutteU other atrocUrc a-ranlts n that vicin- MURDER WILL OUT. The Maxim Illustrated in a Case in Indiana. Suelbiviixj!:, ImL, Dec, 8. On the tenth of September, a year ago, a house of prosti tution presided over by a woman calling herself Kittie Wells, was destroyed by tire. Two of it inmates, Flora Garrett and Mag gie Wells, were burned to death. Strong suspicions of foul play were entertained at the time, but nothing could be found to sub stantial this theory. Sometime after the affair became quiet Nelson Purdhain, Kit tie's lover, was forced to marry a young girl here. Kittie was thrown into a frenzy of despair, and hatred. A few day ago Purd ham'rt wife- had her arrested, fearing violence at her hands. While in jail Kittie intimated that she could tell about the supposed crime if she- wihed to, and that proof conld re found in an old vault on the premise. This vault was searched yesterday and an empty oil can fouud which was identified by Mrs. Henry, the owner of the burned building, as being stored in a room adjoining that occupied by the unfortunate girls. Tins room could be entered by a door opening from the girls' rooinr consequently the?) women must have been murdered, the door broken oien and this can of oil used to tire the house. It was reported last night that Kittie had further indicated that the girls were tirt killed and their head thrown into the vault. A preliminary search would feem to prove this idea correct, aa blood stains appear on the walls of the vault. A critical examination of these stains and a thorough search of the premises will be made to-morrow. It is believed Kittie will make a full statement of the horrible crime and give th names of all implicated parties. THE COLORED RACE. An Address to Them by One of Their Own Number. Nkw Yokk, Dec. 8. Mr. T. T. Fortune, editor of the Freeman (negro organ) pub lished a long address to the race, of which the following are concluding extracts: Tho ieriod of sentimental politics is past forever. What wo gain hereafter will be the result of our own nndying efforts, of our wise leadership, and our own demonstration of capacity. Send the demagogues of the race to the rear. The Democratic party is the natural enemy of the black man and his rights. The Kepnblican party is his cham pion. Political benefit are conferred only when benefit, can be given in exchange. Henceforth seek men among you of intelli gence, honesty and courage and push those men into state, county and municipal ofil ces. Self-prenenation is the first law of nature, and the black man in official posi tion is more likely to stand up for his and your rights than the white man, who owes his elevation to your votes. Imitate those Irishmen who seek by parliamentary agita tion to establish the rights of the people; distrust the Democratic party; watch the Republican party; look no more upon promises, but upon results. Your future is in your own hands. Terrible Brutality. SmiNOFiEU), Mass., Dec. 8. At 2 o'clock this afternoon Mertha McMahan, aged 2G, a one-armed painter, went to the house of a widow named Chloe Thayur, aged CO, and taking a bottle of whisky from his pocket asked her to drink. She refused, whereupon McMahan became enraged, seized a stick and pounded her about the head, arms and face, closing both eyes and terribly cutting her head, and breaking bones in both arms and hands. When her son returned home he found his mother lying in bed unable to speak, the blood streaming from her face, and tho bed spattered with blood. The woman will probably die. She has daugh ters living in New Haven. McMahon was arrested, but denies all knowledge of the affair. Mackin in the Pool. Chtcaoo, Dec. 8. Late this evening Jo seph Chesterfield Mackin, Secretary of the Amalgamated Democratic Clubs of Cook county, was arrested on a warrant sworn out at the instance of the Citizens Committee by C. H. Day, its chairman, charging him with complicity in the Leman-Brand bailor-box fraud. He was taken before United States Cnmmis.-doner Hoyne and held in $10,000 bail for further hearing. Mike McDonald and K. J. Lehman, of "The Fair," becom ing his bondsmen. The arrest created a sensation at tho various political head quarters. Off for New Orleans. Washington, Dec. 8. Secretary Teller, Postmaster-General Hatton, Third-Assistant Postmaster-General Hazen and Col. W. B. Thompson, supt rintendent of the railway mail service, with their wives, left Washing ton this morning for New Orleans, to viit the Cotton Centennial Exposition, which opens there on the lGth inst. They will be absent about two weeks. President Arthur will not go to New Orleans to bo present at the opening of the Exposition, but hopes to be able to visit the Exposition early in Jan nary. Dalton Bars Sullivan Only. Lons vilmc, Ky., Dec. 8. A glove fight took place at tho Tivoli theatre, between Lout Katvshaw, of Cleveland, and Captain Dalton, of Chicago, for $2TjO a side, Marquis of Queeusbury rules, to finish. In the be ginning of the third round a Dalton struck Habshaw a heavy blow in the jaw, paralyzing the sympathetic nerve. Rabshaw did not come to time, and the fight was given to Dalton. Dalton then stepped to the front of the Uge and said: "Gentlemen, I will fight any man in the world barring Sullivan." The Commercial Cable. NrwYoRK, Dec. 8. The steamer Faraday, which on Saturday joined the ends of the Commercial Company's Cable, Is now re pairing the second. The New York end of the cable from Nova Scotia was carried into the company's New York office to-day, but wires ill not be open to the public until the second cable is repaired, the fate of which is uncertain. Hanging to a Rafter. Esro. Pa,. Dec. 8. John Gin's aged ixty-it. a cabinet maker of south EAsten, complained to his wife on Saturday of dull times and aid h was coicg out of town to e? a friend. This afternoon his wife fotind him dead, banking to a rafter in a shed near the house, with one knee resting on the t!oor. Nominations Confirmed. WnsmviTov. Dec. Tr.e Senate in e ecutite session to-day, conSrmed the follow ing nominations: Thos. O. Oborn. III., to be Minister Resident and Consul General of the United States to Argentine RrnbUc: John Baker of 111., to be Minister Resident nr.d 0?r..l Gc;tt4 ct t VzL:;l Ctcs to Vc:-::. MONDAY IN CONGRESS. GRANT REFUSES THE PENSION. The Detroit Maltsters Defeated in the Senate Reagan's Inter-State Commerce Bill. Wasiiwoton, Dec. 8. -In the Senate to-day the House bill making temporary provision for the naval service was read a first time and referred. Mr. Mitchell (Pa.) read an extract from a letter received from Gen. Grant in reference to a bill introduced by him (Mitchell) pro viding a pension for Gen. Grant. The latter writes thanking Mr. Mitchell, but asking hira to withdraw the bill, as under no cir cumstances will he (Grant) accept it Mr. Mitchell explained his course in regard to the bill, and the Committee on Pensions was then discharged from further consideration of the bill. The bill to reimburse the firm in Detroit, Mich., $473 excess of duty paid without pro test on importation of malt in July, 1870, which was unfinished business on the calen dar, was debated for an hour and forty minutes, and on call of the role was defeated by a vote of 19 ayes, to 2J noes. At .'1:40 p. m. the Senate went into executive session, and at 3:50 adjourned. The House. Mr. Keifer, (Ohio), from the Committee on Appropriations, reported tho Military Academy appropriation bill, which was re ferred to the Committee of the Whole. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Postmaster-General asking an appro priation of $100,000 for railroad postal car service for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Referred. The following bills were introduced: By Mr. Townsend (111,): Proposing a constitutional amendment providing treaties shall be made by and with the consent of the House as well as the Senate; by Mr. Moul ton (111.), to amend the act of making loans to aid the celebration of the World's Indus trial and Cotton Centennial Exposition; it directs the Secretary of the Treasury to de mand from the President and Treasurer of the World's Industrial and Centennial Ex position a bond with good and sol vent security of double the amount for a return of tho loan made by the United States; by Mr. Ryan (Kan.) to open to homestead settlement certain portions of Indian Territory; by Mr. Buckner (Mo.) to suspend the coinage of the standard silver dollars; by Mr. O'Neil (Mo.) to increase the number of lighthouse districts on the Miss issippi river; byMr. Robinson (N. Y)for the restoration of inaugural ceremonies to Jef fersonian Republican simplicity; by Mr. Cox (N. Y.) a resolution requesting the opin ion of the Attorney-General whether the rovisions of the eight-honr law apply to etter-carriers. The Inter-State Commerce Bill was re ported and debated. Mr. O'Neill argued that the evils complained of were correcting themselves as rapidly as circumstances would permit, and that the experience of the past ten years showed great reductions in transportation, which had voluntarily been made by railroads, and a continuation of this reduction might be reasonably expect ed. Railroads had opened up settlements and had given a market to the produce from immense districts, and were rapidly going on in this direction. Mr. Warner, (Ohio), argued'that the time has come when the general government should assume the regulation of inter-state commerce by railroads. Favoritism or un just discrimination was, he said, the root of all existing evils. To prevent this, further legislation was unnecessary. He advocated the bill with a commission to look to the en forcement of law. Mr. Rockwell, (Mass.) said that the pri mary object of railroads was the develop ment of the interior portions of the country; that discriminations were necessary for such development. Legislation should not be to hamper and cripple roads, but to secure fair and impartial charges to such undue-like circumstances. He f avored the bill reported by the committee. Mr. Rice (Mass.) favor ed the committee bill, with a commission giving discretionary power. The House at 4:30 adjourned. He Doctored the Pedigrees. Cmcioo, Dec. 8. In extradition proceed ings against Joseph Roeside, of Waukegan, 111., a noted horse importer, charged with forging the pedigrees of Clydesdale horses imported from Scotland, United States Com missioner Hoyne this afternoon decided to commit the defendant to the county jail, without bail, to await the action of the federal executive in the case. Papers will be sent to the Secretary of State to-morrow. The case has created great interest on both sides of the Atlantic, and the Secretary of the English Clydesdale Association is present to push the prosecution. A Grave Matter. Newtos, N. J., Dec 8. The grave of Zachariah Price, in Frankford Plains Ceme tery, was opened last night and tho casket broken, but before the body could be re moved the desccrators were frightened away. Price was a very prominent man in this part of this State, and tho object of the ghouls was probably to nold the body for a ransom. The Hotel Registers. At Sweet's. C. 1 James, Milwaukee; Samuel Garre, New York; Jackson Koon, Roekford; Geo. C. Stewart, Grand Haven; S. V. Trowbridge, Ionia; Jas. N. Caldy, Phila delphia; A. B. Morse, Ionia; Chas. Clark, Detroit; E. C. Oroesbeek, Woodville: W. W. Cummer, Cadillac. E. H. McCnrdd, Detroit; R. C. Kedzie, Ijansing; W. B. Thomas, Ionia; F. W. Goodspeed, Chicago; J. C. Blanchard, Ionia. At the E40LE. A. C. Schul, Pittsburg; A. li. Peck, Lowell; A. H. Whitlock, Detroit; R. J. Cooper, Charlevoix: J. B. Turner, Kal ainazoo; 4. O. Benedict, Odar Sp.inr;Cha. A. Withey, Hilldale, Mich.; (). S. Holland, Roekford: F.S. Haywood, Reed City; H. F. Cook, White Pigeon; John H. Wither, A&n: John Hines, Wijiara Carleton, Luther, Mich. At the Ratr-hto Hnrsr. O. L. Burt rtad, Chicago; Ben. E. Wet, Iowfll: L. Le, Detroit; I). I Nah. Ionia; L. Millard and family, Ionia: Part of "Aimee' combi nation: F. R. HaywArd. Casnnvia; A. K. Bolton, Howard City: J. B. Upton, Big Rapids: Walter K. RoTtan, Allegan: R. A. Moon, Big RariJs: Billie Bryant and wife. Detroit: H. C. Montgomery, Jr., Kalamazoo; D. K. Charter, Bangor: J. S. Rice, Elkhart, Ind. At T?te Moto.W. T. Addi, Cadillac; S. K. Flint Roton; A. B. Prefect t Ann Arbor: Gw. B. Smith, Chicago; Emil JarecXiT F.r. Pa.; V. Morri. Cleveland: W. W. Mitchell, Cdulc; J. W. Ho! man. Milwaukee; M. B Ziegher, Nwrk, N. J.. D. Y. Brorm, Cincinnati, O.: H. L. BAwtt, C7TCr?, Krs Yori; Tho, H. Lyxch, Pe- U . if i jL - THE MILLARD CASE. New Facts Legal Talent Represented Expenses Incurred. The trial of Matthew Millard for the al leged murder of his wife, was begun in the Circuit Court yesterday, Judge Montgomery presiding. The afternoon was Bpent in em paneling a jury, but at 5 o'clock the panel not being full, the judge ordered a iecial panel of tweniy-four jurymen to be made from the townships of Paris, Wyoming, Alpena and Walker, and the various wards of the city. The Court stated there would be no night sessions, and that the trial would proceed during the hours from U to 12 a. m., and from 2 to 5:30 p. m. A large number of people gathered at the court room, and among the number were mother, father and 6ister of the respondent, and many relatives and friends from Ionia county. Sheriff Wm. Toan and Deputy Sheriff D. L. Nash, of Ionia, were in attend ance yesterday. The lawyers in the case are F. D. M. Davis and Mitchell, Bell A Mc Garry for the ieople, and A. B. Morse and S. V. R. Trowbridge of the firm of Morse, Wilson & Trowbridge, and Isaac Marston and John C. Blanchard for the respondent. The prosecution will endeavor to prove that Millard administered the poison found in the stomach of the deceased with mur derous intent, and as part of their testimony will try and prove that ho had become inti mate with one Almeda Mitchell. The defense will try and show that after the death of las wife, Millard applied to the village under taker, Jeffres, for an embalming fluid; that the undertaker gave him strychnine and arsenic combined; that while the first exam ination showed arsenic in the stomach and rectum a second examination showed no arsenic in brain or legs, and that the arsenic found was tho result of the embalming fluid which Miller claims to have himself injected into the body after death. This case has already been an expensive one for Ionia County, the post-mortem ex amination and first trial drawing on her treasury to the amount of .nearly $4,000. There are ninety-one witnesses in the case, fifty-five for the people and thirty-six for the respondent. It is thought the case can be tried with far les3 expense in Kent than in Ionia County, where it would be dif ficult to obtain a jury. Ionia County, of course, foots the bill of expenses in this sec ond trial. YESTERDAY'S COURTS. Circuit. Martha Earll v. Frances Earll et al., in chancery. Injunction dissolved. Russell H. Wooden et al. v. The Sparta Furniture Company, in chancery. Motion for leave to file a supplemental answer ar gued and submitted. James II. Wood worth v. Edward Jewell. Assumpsit. Mo tion f or retaxation of costs. Costs retaxed at the sum of $38.1)5 by the court with costs. John Hendricks V. The Michigan Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Garnishee de fendant of J ohn Goossen, principal defend ant. Motion to dismiss; dismissed without costs. Rosaltha Ryder v. James Shepard. Assumpsit. Continued on usual terms. The People v. Mathew Millard. Murder. On trial. Peobate. Estate of Edward B. Escott, deceased. Letters of administration issued to Chas. E. Escott. Estate of Isaac Leon ard, deceased. Petition for hearing on final account filed. Dec. 30 set for hearing. United States. Carrie Philbrick v. The City of Niles. Trespass on tho case. On trial, i The United States v. John Murphy. Tres passing on Government lands. The respond ent was fined $000.56, that sum representing three times tlie amount of timber taken from the land. Police. Henry Hotalling, drunk, ten days in jail Almond Sacket, drunk, paid fine and costs $f.35 Montgomery Haywood, Wm. Phillips and Nathan Thomas, drunks, each paid fine and costs of $4.3j Andrew McGaryand Hugh Morgan, larceny from the person, held for trial at present term of Superior Court John Tapeley, assault and battery,adjourned to Dec. 10, 9 a. m. Edward Johnson and Wm. Madden, burg lary and larceny, held for trial at Superior Court. Wm. Church, larceny, less than $2.", plead guilty and sentence was deferred to Dec. 1). Wm. Phillips and John Man gold, disorderly, adjourned to Dec. 9, 9 a. m. Addie McGraw, disorderly, fine and costs $5.3.rr John Lynch, disorderly, $8.35. Patrick Grant, Chas. Duffy and John Lynch, disorderlies, adjourned to Dec 9, 9 a. m. Sotebiob. Mary A. Miller, administratrix v. Anna G. Speed. Assumpsit Transferred to jury calendar. Dolena Segmiller. v. Lyma T. Kinney and Freeman Brewer. Trover. Transferred to jury calendar The People v. Joseph Miller. Breaking into railroad car. Plea, "not guilty." Pro forma. Tho People v. Jacob Walker. Larceny. Plea, "guilty." The people v. Antonetta Lang. Iarceny. Plea, "not guilty." Pro forma. The People v. Helena Lang. Larceny. Plea, "not guilty." i'ro forma. The People v. Cody W. Sher wood. Robbery. Plea, "not guilty." The People v. Wm. Murphy. Robbery. Plea, "not guilty." Pro forma. The People v. Fr"d Fairchild and Wm. Belmont Larceny. Plea, "not guilty." The Peo ple v. Garrett Bradford and Ievi S. Whit field. Larceny from the person. Separate trials demanded. The People v. Wm. Mc Donald. Breaking into Btore. Plea, "not guilty." Justice Bbajuweb. Margarett Leighncr v. Chas. Thompson. Assumpsit Adjourned December 15. In a New Dress. Mr. A. R. Ant fold, proprietor of the Rath burn Honse, has lef n making a number of improvements in that popular hotel recently, and its interior now wears a docidedly at tractive appearance. He has had the sitting room and oflice newly papered and decorates! in elegant style, and the changes throughout will add greatly to the pleasure of a fojourn at this house. The B.&O.a Winner. Nrv Orleajc, Dec 8. Tlie Western Union TeleTarh Co. and Morgan's Ix-isi-ana & Tf xa Railway having applied to Jjonisiana Sifit Conrt for a nr tril in the eitra appropriation pros-eding rtontly de cided in favor of the Baltimore A. Ohio, gir in? that company th right to erect a line of telegraph along Morgan rosd from New Orleans to VfrmiliioriTille, 144 rrnie. Jndg-s Ric"ht pt ha denial ihe fcprlicatioTu Cutting Wages From the Top. SorrrrtSGTNTS, CosTi-, D c. -The prr?i dnt of tha Tttu Gtrc & WEco Co, int.--- tocr.trjh'icTJfrT CltO tz? THE CITY LEGISLATURE. THE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED. The Council to Meet on Friday as Com mittee of the Whole to Consider Tl lem Other Routine Business. The Common Council met last evening, Mayor Belknap presiding. Aid. Patterson and Allbright were excused before adjourn ment The petition of resident on Wash ington greet to have a flag-man on the cross ing of the Chicago and Weet Michigan Rail road on that street was read, and the city xnarhall directed to attend to the matter. Permission wa9 given John Mclntyre to pile building material on the tide walk on Ionia bt The question of having an electric light at the corner of Fourth and Stocking streets was referred to the Committee on Lamps. The ietition of A. D. Rathbun and others for an extension of a water main was re ferred to the Board of Public Works. The petition of projerty owners on South Lafay ette street, afkiug that the old street car rails on Fifth avenue and elsewhere be taken up and the ptreet improved was referred to the City Attorney for a legal opinion on the rights of the city and the corporation owning the track. The petition of a citizen to erect hay scales on Plainneld avenue was referred to the Aldermen of the Fifth ward, with power to act. The Committee on Ways and Means will consider the petition of the Board of Health iu the matter of settling the dam ages in the Van Dam casM;. The petition of W. A. Witney, for a license to sell picture;., was referred to the same committee. The Controllers' report was read and orders directed to be drawn for the several amounts. City Marshal Green asked for thirty days longer to collect sewer roll taxes. The City Surveyor's report advising the con struction of flag crosswalks at certain points on Canal and other streets was referred to the aldermen of the Second and Fourth Wards with power to act. The Pouudmaster reported having $G belonging to the city funds; on file. The Clerk of the Superior Court reported having $G0 in fees; committee on claims and accounts. Police Court Clerk Tozer reported the number of cases in that court during tho month of November as seventy-five, of which fifty-nine were city and sixteen state cases. The fines paid made a total of $1GU0G, of which 121 were on city cases and $43.0G on state cases; on file. The estimate for the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners for the present month was $3,802; on file. Aid. Killean, from the Com mittee on Claims and Accounts, reported the City Clerk's accounts as correct; also recommended that Dr. Maxim's bill for ex amination of contagious cases be paid: adopted; also that the sum of $3.20 be de ducted from the Sheriffs bill for boarding city prisoners. The sum of $401.81 was transferred from several street funds to the general fund. On the recommendation of Aid. DeGxaaf the Director of the City Poor will be allowed the sum of $20 per month to meet the expense of conveyance in his offi cial duties. Aid. Pierce recommended the locating of several lamps in the Fifth Ward; adopted. He reported adversely on the petition for an electric light at the corner of Ottawa and Pearl streets; also on one for Oak street; on file. Aid. Albright, Special Committee on li cense fees for street cars, recommended that the sum of $300 be paid by the Street Car Company upon the basis of an average of twenty cars in use as claimed by the com pany; adopted. Aid. Do Graaf. reported that the land nec essary to straighten the north line of Prcs cott street could be purchased for the reason able sum of $3,5, i al recommenced that tho purchase be made and paid from the gen eral fund; referred to the aldermen of the First Ward. Certain repairs were ordered on Hall street and Aid. Gilbert reported ad versely on the petition of John Gizon to put a slow-case in front of his business place on Monroe street Aid. Palme rlee reported that the contract made August 15, 1881, by by the city with Contractor Hoag, for the improvement of Lincoln Park war, unfulfill ed and recommended that his surety be com pelled to complete tha work; adopted. Aid. Brenner then brought up the question of street signs and moved the adoption of a resolution to advertise a contract for4,(Oi to 6,0tX) signs, as ir sample to be f-hown on Thursday at the City Clerk's office. Aid. Yates moved to amend by adopting a tin ign to le placed, where possible, on gas lainp at the corner of streets. Aid. Brenner hoped all the kicking to be done would oc cur at that time, for he had leon trying for a year to have the matter diKed of, but had not yet succeeded. The sign question was temporarily di posee of by referring it to Aid. Yates, Pat terson and Brenner as a sin-cial committee. The assessment roll for improving Grove street was taken from the table, ratified and confirmed. The assessment roll for the same on Jefferson avenne, was laid on the table for one week and ordered advertised. The aldermen from the Fourth ward were given power to net in the matter of repair ing a washout on College avenue near tte crossing of the I). A M. railroad track. A resolution to place nn electric light at the corner of Ottawa and Pearl street, wg laid on tbe table. A numtx-r of reflation to place captha lamps at ceitin poiijt were referred to the Committee em Iarnps. A pile of mbbih at the corner of Canal and Lyon streets was ordre-d retDOve-d fdter three days notice. Aid. Gilbert from the Special Com mittee on Charter Amendments, re ported that he wa ready to read the change pro;"1! in the city char ter by the comniitie'e. The matter was or dered printed and a resolution adopted that the Council meet as a Cotrirriitte of te Whole on Friday eve rang nxt hi 7uFi. for the purpose of considering the am ndrorts, and that the public t-e inrited throngh the city presa to h tend the said metiTig. Mr. Gilbert said that the r.urnbrr of chang- recommended we t? few and wordi Te for.rd to effect chieSy the. Treasurer oflee. Jje explained that that ofSre wo-cld h placed, by the proposed amendmi-ti, npon a rr;'?e independent l-ri. The Treasurer wotdd hare an ofTce of his own, with iro7er ait afctft, wo-3kl collect all the local taxe and hve a fixed salary. There were lo orr.e change rra-:Ie in th wdarie of orr;e. ofTifprs ftad c-r.Alf rd the TVnrd of AlSfrrsi.n dnr ir. ih Ut yr-r of th: ir tzm xczl-i b r..:z:-,: :3 c! Ci 22 a C.: ir.!;;; PROVERBIALLY POOR PRINTERS. Preparations Being Made for a Preia Excursion to New Orleans. A iocial meeting of the Lxtutive Com mittee of the Western Michigan Presa A&so cihtion was held at the Morton, in tins city, last cvtnirg. The fjHial question that claimed the attention of the committee w&a the organization of a pre$ excursion to New Orleans for the mt rubers of tlie association and their families. It was thought best by the gentlemen present to tAke no decisive action in the matter, but to rtt bend out ft circular to the members &.& a frt -ler," to as certain the probable number of members vho would join such an excursion. Secretary C. 8. Hampton, of the Harbor Springs Jnd julentt was instructed to draft ttch a cir cular, and mail eopie of the ame to the members. The committoe t-pent consider able time yesterday with members of the New Orleans Commission resident in tlie city, and alo in consulting with various railroad officials as to the bet rates that could be secured. Nothing delinite was de termined in tln, and yet the committee is assured very low rates can be beeured, and such as will .undoubtedly proTe Mitif actory to the Association. The excursion, if or ganized, is expected to letne this city for New Orleans about March 1 next, and the Lxecutive Committee, which is coinjsed of workers, pledges itself to do all in it iower to malie tlie trip pleasant and profitable TRADt AND FINANCE. Grand Rapids. TzujuKkM Ornac Dc. 8. Grain -Cora, Is. Out, U-tr-v.; re-tidl sic Wtieut: Cluoe-on. 72; red lon berry, 4; hurt berry. 72. lije, IA it. fOtiL!c. l'lvouu AND FiXli Pwr-trj, i4 Jl.ileftjJe;.5 tU retail; latent, ! :U wLolAje, G W n Uil; udi tilings, jer Ujh, il6 UU LoiiJ $1 iu iKrt t liran, ir ton. 413 OU whMale; jktcvL Metl txixd feti, jt tun, 4"JU (U whcluMde; 41 j ir cwt PLOVISlOXS-lWf, ler iJde, $5 OXu6 IiCX Yet! $S UKiiy eJ, e-csirve. Laud f uietti u; imntori. it $5. l)ned Lop, &4 UJ. Poik: 1 er bhl UK, ilti U: hitiriK, Htrnv; thouhler. W 1 lc fuiukod beef, !'; buoou. 12e. YtfUldnoa UUSJC per lb. Lard: Tiem. Hc kettle. HUTTEB AND CUEEfcK-iiutter: Tul t.Tid j&r 20( 22c; c rwunery, tut, 'tc Clite: Ftiiemun ll'tc; Lalf cream, 7 He reULTEY Hpruitf ciieken: Alive, bHl'Jc Jr C. i'owla: Alive, 1? !c; drfMd, 7f 'Juikey. Abre, tlOc; dreed, luillc Uuckh, drwd llrfillc. Loos Fnh, lot, 22c; basket lot. 22 YKOETAELfcs Potato : 2 Ji2.v: meK iKttofti, per bbh i 00. Onions: Per bu. yUow, 4c; t-ilfer fekins, .V.fiiic llet, per bo, Sic Cabttajre, per huitdmi. i (.15 OJ, Suah-h. ir htmdred. iI1UJ. Turiiii. jx r bo, 2Th'. iVlerj, p 'r doz,2t 2!c. Cr&nberrk, $3 (l i-r ba. J-eesu FliClTS Ap;.h,xr bu, 2Lti0c Um:H Eellt-y JUlan.t, lO(v12' tc Honey White clover, 12'c; dark, Sh7c; strain lI, So Walt 8rracu(e, UirrvL, $1 25; Sairiiiaw, 1 10. BtEDS l imotlij, $1 75; clever, 4 Uh4 ml top, 75ft (KJ. Hideh (irten, perlh, 7c; trt cowl, hr;full enred, S4ft?; dry hid aiid k:ik. hfil2c;caif -kinR,preea or cured. 10c;dn;icxa i.kiii, kt jii5, Sheep Pelts Shear ling or Hummer ekiuR, pr piec lCKi20c; fall jielt. .Xi.Vc; Wxcter p-lt. Wool Finff wahrti, 2biZZc; coarse washed 1C lSc: nnwaljd Hay ill 12; twdod ill ih-t ton wholesale; K:ti SUc ier cwt. Htkaw J'er lcifiul. $34. Wood Hard, filing at $2.Z it con! for block , fplit wood, S2.ii. Coal IStove Knd cut, $7.25 ier ton; eg and trrate. $7.00 per ton. Kebohexe Water wLitfi, rr pallou, X3S; h test, 1C.. THE STOCKS. 1 New York. New Toek. Dec. 8. Money loaned at tney ratw thrnuhul lL d&y and closed at 4 ir cent. Lxcbargrpf hi! Lrrorr. FofiU! rate 4.24f!LS04: actite rati 4J-1V 04.82 for 00 days, czidi.XilUlXi for demand. Govern merit eloped Lrm; currency C', UP, bid; 4 wmrKus 12? bid, 4,, do 11S3 Pacific r&ilitwvl bond closed h follows: Uidin Pacific tint Uinds 11V to 114vi bid; land rract bond. to lOf.'v. tinkin fnml 11 bid; Central. J 12 to 1121. Trailixyr in tn"ke tU morninar in early doahrin was on an extremely email cade, and Jimnic th Cn-t tliirty minuter o!buinw tLert wm hardly enoGjrli doinjc to varraist th name f u market. A!out th trt call, ltorev-r, thre ru a rnarknl pr-ure to n il coal lu.rr-, and e-pcially I Vla trar A HudtMiru Thi caul th" liole list to wi-aken and prie" dfelin'd almtt cidr.terrupt- fiy U noon. m n iirunm w pre Awm to 1 r cr-nt. TLe 'Iliiu; I iitwt hhare p wid to b for the aroourit of orn inhU-, tut thi fateuvnt could not te verihM. 'Jletnl ue ef rmle this morning w tliannotinonn'iit of a dirioend tj theew York (Vntnil of f-r nt. for th gnarter ending bepL iX There v-fi tnjt l;ttl in cn,HHe in th vl uitj f tufcin ciurirur th aftr nvni. and dHaJinf were absolutely- dr'Vl f fiture, with the t xreption t)f IMaware Hod Mn, which va tra(i tip njtvriallr in -tii.jort-inu rd''r. whila the market va wk and further dMrline. Th 1n-n tit th-e cloA -erf thpo-tef th day aii i -howJ a ilrp raicine from ' to i it cerd- Iaut, in ( .i and MiMtidjpi pr ffrT"l, sorr f th fjf jalli reorirdi a tnter ti hn but a tin v ere iDKir.ly th nu)t f manipulation thy ea. ritel I ut hitJa mt erewt. l1ire th t)ief bii"ii)e" th .rti Vb n)'- hat ffartji y l fuietiat urj'vxxe,',d inrjoneeinrjt f ti faiJnre of 0ij t A (V but, a no M' k a pold under th m) fftr th r !? HmijiX th an-founr'-m'Tit didn't afTert prh-, trm ha dun but litt J lm-in cn th tKrvt or a l"r.e tim patt frnd it t'jTd t)at lit tr a'enal amount of ftoek will eon) on tt matk't for thrir aefnmnU 'H ratine of tf l,rm vw from $iUntu i'n,itiij. Nothing eil l t Wirn.l at tholhefd th CorrifHIi r HP to tJ' eUM of it o:pT.irn. M'ircr t th Ltm arid c i7k r fu! t rivp tit ficMt inhumation in r-gr eJ to the afJair. half to-dny amrnnt-J to GRAm rAFKETS. New York. Nrw Tor.c. IW. ft. rint Tri!l and rrt'-hw -,w: Miniie f Ttra. I Mr . ); r-.ty rrul xfra, i TH 8 '. rorjnd in1, I ? io, 42 rv 4 i. j-v:thTTj fhmr jtiiet; fZJt m:V to cho-jr" xtra $3 Uu V.'nr.AT- pi'ti n:!tl"d: i-cnlar fh!iij af tT n lrt tnin" Rjid frjn-tit f utt'e ton atr;t -'"Hly at t lr d-j)n. 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