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VOL, V. MCI Jill. i Mm Wisconsin City Turn ißH to Asks: HELP FROM OTHER CITIES. Bat All Efforts to Check toe Flames Prove Unavailing. EXPLOSION OF AN OIL MILL. AiJini Deati to tie Disaster- Losses $13,000,000 or More. Racine, Wis., May 6, 2:10 a.m.— fire broke out in the Goodrich warehouse about 10 o'clock last night, whence it rapidly spread to the lumber yards and elevators. At thi6 writing everything north of Third street and east of- Wisconsin is either in ashes or burn ing. A fierce gale of wind is blowing and there is no prospect of checking the flames. Engines have been 6ent from Chicago and Milwaukee, but none have arrived yet. Milwaukee, Wis., May s.— Racine, Wis consin is burning. The Milwaukee lire de partment just started for the scene of the fire. The reports received state the fire is in danger of getting beyond control and that great damage is certain to result. Milwaukee, Wis., May 6, 1:30 a. m.— The fire broke out in the Goodrich steamboat dock, and spread to the St. Paul elevator and burned it to the ground. Loss, half a mil lion. It burned K«lly & Co. 's lumber yard. Loss, $20,000. Jones. Knapp & Co., lumber yard. Lops, $15,000. Dock and salt 6heds and all property for four blocks burned. Fire still raging. POSTSCRIPT. 5:OO a. m., May 6. Racine. 3:10 a. m. — Fire still raging unabaled. Everything north of Third street to the lake gone. Two engines have arrived from Milwaukee. It looks as though the whole city was doomed. Milwaukee, 3:40 a. >n Racine makes second call for help. Loss already million and half, and whole city will be destroyt d. ■Racine, S'SS a. m. The fiie beggars description. The loss now ranges from ten to thirteen millions. Eacine, 4 a. m. The flames continue to Bprtad. Over fifteen acres are burned. Chicago, 4 :OO a. tn It is reported the Linseed Oil Works, Racine, have blown up and several lives lost. Racine, 4.15 a. in. The situation grows worse instead of better. The excitement is fearful. The flre has crossed Fourth street and the wind is still blowing a gale. Racine, 4:30 a. wi. The Chicaeo, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad general office is burned with all the contents. The company's loss is es timated to be at least $250,000. The streets are full of furniture and goods of every description. Racine, 4:40 a. m . The wind has lulled some, and there is hope that the fire will be stopped at 4th street. It has not crossed the river yet, and 6o far the large manufactories are untouched. OVER THE OCEAN. GREAT BRITAIN. London, May s.— Parnell fays he does not intend to go to America, and that the idea of reviving the land league is not thought of. DISLIKE TO CAVENDISH. London, May s.— The Pall Mall Oazet says the Irish and Scotch provincial press is for once in almost entire harmony with the London papers in surprise and dismay at the selection of Lord Cavendish as chief secretary for Ireland. Disappointment among the lib erals is widespread. The appointment, it says, was undoubtedly made to quiet the apprehen sions of the whigs, but the only thing that can save the ministry, is that the country ehall be convinced that they mean to carry out their new policy! firmly and without reference to the murmurs of a handful of mal contents. Di COMMONS. London, May 5. — In the house of commons Sir Michael Hicks Beach gave notice, amid loud cheers from the - conservative members that in consequence of the critical state of Ireland he would move Monday that it is of -paramount imortance that the government's Irish policy be submitted to the house for dis cussion. Gladstone replied that he would consent to a discussion taking place Monday and if neces sary he would also devote Tuesday, The mo tion is intended to elicit a statement on which a vote of censure may be based and is doubt less the outcome of the meeting of the con servatives at the Carlton club. It was announced that Lord Cavendish would proceed to Ireland tonight to •onsider the cases of other suspects. Cavendish left for Ireland to-night is com pany with Earl Spencer who succeds Foreter. Davitt will be released Saturday. His lib eration is delayed by the non-arrival of nec essary state documents. No Bogus Certificates in Bismarck. Lubbaack, Dak., May 8.- The United States land cilice at this place has received a telegraphic notice from the commissioner of the general land office not to receive in payment for lands certificates of deposit issued by the Santa Fe National bank. There were a number of fraudulent certificates put on ths Dakota market recently in the name of that bank. The Bismarck office has not been caught and no victims have been heard of from this dis trict. DaiUi WISCONSIN WILES. A SPECULATIVE SOHKMJB PARTICI PATED IN BY SOLDIBES. Complaint on the Subject Made to the In terior Department— Thft Remain* of De Long and Companions Found la Siberia— The Trieste Consulship Goes to Prof. O. V. Tousley-Sapreme Court Reorganiza tion—General Capital News. Fraud in Wisconsin. Washington, May s.— Adjutant ..General Chapman, having called the attention of the interior department to the fact that Wiscon sin was being flooded with traveling agents, endeavoring to buy up "soldier's declaratory papers," at from $5 to $10 each, in order that they (the speculators) may selector locate and sell tracts of public lands with the understand ing that the speculator and soldier shall share alike in the proceeds resulting from the trans action, investigation is being made with a view to ascertain whether, undei ihe existing law, the parties implicated can be prosecuted and punished Death of lie Long. BBARCH FOR THE JEAXNETTE PABTT SUC CESSFUL. Washington, May s.— Secretary Chandler received to-night the following telegram from Engineer Melville: Irkutsk, May s.— To the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, United States of America: Lena Delta, March 24, 1SS2.— Found DeLong and party dead. Found all papers and books. Continue search for Chipp. [SignedJ Melville. General Capital News. HOOP IRON DUTIES. Washington, May s.— Secretary Folger to day gave a hearing to about fifty gentle men mostly from Pennsylvania, representing tho iron interest in regard to the rate of duty to be collected upon car axles, and hoop iron. Arguments were made by Weeks, Pitusburg; Tyson, Philadelphia; and Parsons, Cleveland; favoring the decision that splayed, bent and imnched hoop iron shall pay the same duty as regular hoop iron, and that forged axles are completed and should pay duty as the regular manufactures. The secretary will not aunounce his decis ion for some weeks. COLLECTION OF CLAIMS. The committee on claims reported to the senate today a bill providing for the ascer tainment of claims of American citizens for spoliations committed by the French prior to the 31st of July, 1880. REORGANIZING THE BLTREME COURT. The committee appointed by the American Bar association to consider the subject of the reorganization of the United States supreme court has finished its report, and will, it is understood, make public shortly three separ ate reports. Four members of the committee, E. J. Phillips, Courtland Parker, Wm. M. Evarts and Richard G. Merrick, agreed upon a report which recommends a division of the court into two chambers or sections, each to be composed of such justices, and to have jurisdiction of such cases as the court in its discretion may agree upon. Certain classes of case 6, however, such as those involving federal questions, shall be heard by not less than seven justices sitting together. No in crease in the number of justices is thought necessary. PROF. XOUSLEY GOES TO TRIESTE. The president nominated O. V. Tou6ley, of Minnesota, consul for the United States at Trieste. BREVITIES. : The executive committee of the Republican congressional campaign committee, has elected Col. D. B. Henderson of Dubuque, 10., secretary. J. D. Defrees, ex-public printer, is in an ex tremely'critical condition. ; THE GLOBE HOROSCOPE. As It Cuts Its Light on the Chicago Mar kets. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, May 5 —The boys wanted lower prices on wheat to-day and so the crowd in the pit were all bears, and pounded the mar ket all the forenoon while the big guns, who are really the large Ehorts were putting their heads together and trying to frame some rules which will allow them to squeak on their contracts. The news of wet weather in the West and the probability of late seeding makes the long futures steady and keeps me still a bull- The curb for June is $1.28%. Corn held steady and strong.alt hough it had to ease off with wheat. The receipts are not so large as were expected, and in fact the corn is being shipped from producing points at 70 cents, to go into the South and West, and the good demand for spot here makes me a red-hot bull. The curb for may is 7-tXc. Provisions were quiet with a [moderate business , but closed strong. [Special to the Western Associated Press.] Chicago, May 5.— board of trade mar kets are in an unsettled condition, alike un satisfactory to buyers and sellers, bulls and bears. To-day the feeling was one of quiet ness. Wheat ruled dull and easy, with few outside orders and little local speculation or manipulation. Outside orders did not strengthen the market, but rather tended to weaken it. Receipts do not increase and shipments continue light, though large enough to reduce stocks all the time. Prices fluctuated within a range of %c, but finally closed 14 and %c below yesterday's rates. Sales.fl June,sl.3S@l.2B* July, $1.169£@1.17# August. On call sales we re 770,000 bushels and prices were from the same to #c lower than on 'change. Corn was about evenly balanced as to re ceipts and shipments. In a general way prices were firm and averaged higher and at the close wer % @ X higher than yesterday. Ba!es 74%@75* c for May, 73%@74# c for June, and74@74# July. On call sales were 105, --000 bushels and prices averaged lower, the lnst sales being about the same as on 'change. Oats were sparingly traded in and cash was steady, but options were lower. Sales 52% c @54^ for May, 52(253 % c for June and 46;^ @ 47 cfor July. Pork was not particularly active and the range of prices was small. Early there vat an advance of 2%@ 10c, which was lost and prices closed easy. Sales $18.45® 18.57 for June, and $18.37>£@15.75 for July. On call sales were 5,000 barrels and prices not greatly changed, though somewhat easier. Lard with fair offerings and good demand ruled steadier,selling early at a slight advance, but closing lower. Sales $11.85(311. 42x for June and $11.48 X (§11.55 for July. On call sales were 2,250 tierces and prices a trifle easier. Destruction on the Dea Moines. Keokck, May s.— Reports from ten points in the Dcs Moines River valley indicate a very severe wind and rain storm in that section last night, doing considerable damage to property, washing out tracks and delaying trains two to six hours. The Wabash train on the Peoria division was ditched and wrecked atLaCrosse. No lives lost. The Dcs Moines river ro>e several feet. Keoki'K, May 5. — The storm was very severe here. Railroad travel is at a standstill. Wires are working hard and the particulars of the damage done are difficult to obtain. Several bridges were washed out on the Burlington & Southwestern and other lines. The suspension of Robert Fletcher, a flour merchant of Philadelphia is announced. Lead ing flour houses of this city are the creditors. 8T PAUL SATURDAY MOUNIHG. MAY 6, 1882. RAILROAD NOTES. The train on the Breckinridge division was eight hours late yesterday. The Northern Pacific yesterday sent forward 60 car loads of settlers' moveables. Mr. Scott, the big ranch man from Mon tana, left yesterday on a special for Miles City. He has on his train 190 bulls for his big cattle ranches. The excursion train to Minnetonka on the St. Paul & Manitoba road, will leave St. Paul at 8:30 a. m. to-morrow morning, and will return at 7 p. m. J. J. Nichols, local agent at Jamestown, D. T.,of the Northern Pacihc land department, has just located eighty families of settlers along the Jamestown branch of the Northern Pacific road. Mr. Slayton of the St. Paul & Sioux City road, yesterday received a letter from a gentle man in England notifying him that parties were coming over from that island to locate in southern Minnesota along the line of the Sioux City road. The condition of affairs on the St. Paul & Manitoba road is improving. The water is rapidly falling, and men are at work on the flooded track raising it and making ready to fill in the road bed as soon as possible. Pas sengers, baggage and mails have been trans ferred up to this time by the steamer Selkirk. No freight has been transferred since Tuesday. The water has so far subsided now that the Selkirk will remain in the channel of the river. It was thought yesterday that freight would be discharged at Vincent to-day, by Monday certainly, and that by Monday or Tuesday trains would go through to Winnipeg. River News. The river at this point is falling daily, and now etandh 10 feet 6 inches on the bar. The G. B. Knapp, from Taylors Falls and the St. Croix generally, arrived at 2 p. m. and left at 6. The Alex. Mitchell of the Electric Light line will arrive to-night and will leave Sunday noon. The Arkansas, of Commodore Davidson's Electric Light line, arrived at 7 a. m. yester day and left for St. Louis aad New Orleans at noon. . The Josie of the Diamond J© line is expect ed to arrive from St. Louis. If she gets in she will leave at noon to-morrow. Gen. Flower, United States supervising in spector, and Inspector Scott, of Galena, re turned from Wabashaw yesterday, where they inspected and passed two new boats, viz: The passenger boat Minnie, owned by Capt. Hear man, to ply on the Chippewa river, and a small passenger steamboat, built by G. D. Post and J. C. Stone, of Lake City, to run on the St. Croix. MORTUARY MENTION. Death of Admiral Bodgers— Maynard's Obsequies— Other Deaths. DEATH OF ADMIRAL ROD6ERS. Washington, May s.— Rear Admiral John Rodgers died at his residence on Georgetown Heights this evening. The admiral was 70 years of age. Hear Admiral John Rodgers was born in Maryland on the Bth of August, 1811, and was the eon of Com modore John Bodgera, of the United States navy, who entered the service in 1798 and died in Phila delphia in 1838. He entered the navy in 1823, and was commissioned as commodore in 18S3. On the 31st of December, 1834, he was appointed rear ad miral, and in August. 1871, while in command of the Asiatic fleet, captured the Oorean forts. For several years he has beeu acting as superintendent of the Naval observatory. Bear-admiral Rodgers, like his illustrious father, was one of the most distinguished and able naval commanders of his time. From 1853 to 1856 be commanded the steamer "John Hancock" on a surveying and exploring expedition to the North Pacific and China seas . After the commencement of hostilities between the North and South he was placed in charge of the construction of iron clads in the West; and on May 10, 1862, commanded an expedition of gunboats on the James river, attacking Fort Darling on the 17th in "The Galena. " On the 17th of June, 1863, in the monitor "Wehawken," he encountered the rebel iron-clad "Atlanta," in Warsaw Bound and captured her in fifteen minutes . In 1865-7, he made the passage around Cape Horn to Sail Francisco, on the monitor "Monadnoo." maynard's funeral: Knoxville, Term., May s.— The funeral of Horace Maynard, ex-postmaster general, took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The funeral oration was by Rev. T. E. Sturgis, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, of which Maynard was an active member. The remains were interred in Gray cemetery. The univer sity of Tennessee, public schools and courts closed to-day and business houses in the af ternoon. Lieutenant Washburn Maynard, United States navy, Jas. Maynard and Mrs. Dr. Kidder of Washington, all children of the deceased, arrived last night. Frank Hatton, hrst asristant postmaster-general, and assist ants Elmer, Hazen, Freeman, Thompson and others of the postofflce department attended. The funeral procession was the largest ever witnessed in Knoxville. DEATH OF AN AGED MASONIC MASTER. Oshkosh, Wis., May s.— To-day Ephraim Sherman Durfee died, aged 97. He was; the worshipful master of the Rochester lodge of Masons in 1828, and conferred the degrees on Morgan, who subsequently exposed Masonic secrets. Owing to the anti-Masonic excite ment at the time, Durfee was compelled to feave the the country. He was a Soldier of the war of 1812. Washington, May 5.-^Major William J. Twining, of the engineer corps U. 8. A., one of the commissioners of the District of Columbia, died this morning of pneumonia. Chicago, May s.— Richard P. Derrickson, a widely known citizen of Chicago, born in Pennsylvania in 1816, a lumberman in the west since 1842, member of the legislature, died to-day. Col. W. B. Snowhook, an old resident of this city, collector of customs and United Btates sub- treasurer under Presidents Polk and Pierce, died to-day, aged 80. A HOAE3TEAD DESTROYED. Postmaster General Howe's Family Resi dence Burned— Other Fire*. Green Bat, Wis., May 5. — At abost two o'clock this afternoon a fire broke out in the barn in the rear of the residence of Postmaster General Howe on Main street in this city, and in a short time the flames attacked the resi dence, which latter will be wholly destroyed. The burnt building is the old homestead of Mrs. Howe and was wholly destroyed by fire about two years ago, and was rebuilt. In the meantime Mr. Howe had a larger building be longing to him and situated on another street removed to the lot adjoining the homestead. This latter building has been occupied since by Mr. Howe as the family residence. This Duilding at this hour is but slightly injured by the fire. The destroyed building was empty of contents. A high wind is prevail ing, blowing directly through the center of the city and some apprehension is felt that the fire may develop into a serious conflagra tion, although it seems now^to be pretty well under control of the firemen. OTHER FIRES. London, May s.— Fire in flour mills at Car- • diflf, caused a loss of $500,000. Hudson, N. V.. May s.— The Kinderhook Manufacturing company's building burned today. Loss s6o,ooo. Insurance $20,000. Weather To-Day. Washing tos, May 6, 1 :39 a. m.— lndications for Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri valleys: Local rains, followed by clearing weather; variable wiads, mostly easterly; stationary or higher tem perature and pressure. BLAIR'S IDEAS AND BELIEFS Narrated Before the House Committee on the Peruvian Company Investigation— Gen. Grant's Name Brought In—Kll patrick'a Instructions- A Rapid Relapse Into the Dull us*-, Staleness and Tedium. Washington, May s.— The examination of Senator Blair was resumed to-day. He re fused to state the amount of stock tendered to him by Shipherd, and said: "Blame under stood at the first interview that I appeared there as counsel. He knew I was desirous of aiding Shipherd. I asked the secretary if from his knowledge of the affair there could be any impropriety in my acting as counsel, and he said he could see none. I never con cealed my connection with the company. I should do the same thing over with the same lights. I've no apology to offer, here or else where. I never regarded the ecrip offered me by Shipherd of any valua unless an agreement with him had been carried out, that is to say, If the company had been organized and money raised it would have been a wealthy and powerful company. There were men of wealth who were interested in its move ments, if the conditions for its success were possible, however, at that time. j Witness explained why he used the language "you should act as though ships were on their way." The explanation, however, did Hot vary from the statement heretofore pub lished. Upon being asked if he understood the gov ernment as demanding from Chili that she should not insist on the dismemberment of Peru, witnesß declined to discuss the meaning of the dispatches. He had uo other informa tion than that indicated in the dispatches. Blount asked: How did you learn General Grant's opinion upon the matter? Witness had thus far refrained as far as possible from mentioning names and the com mittee would not insist upon that line. He had heard of Gen. Grant's views from others and he had seen them over his own signature, but he did not care to De instrumental in bring ing on other criticismsof the press. He had just seen comments upon himself and could, he thought, stand up under thsm. As for Gen. Granthe knew nothing of his opinion in this relation that he, (Blair) did not consider highly honorable lo him. He finally stated that he had personal communication from Shipherd and documentary evidence relative to Grant's views. Witness' knowledge of Gen. Grant's views was denied from Shipherd's statements to him exclusively, with the one exception of Gen. Grant's endorsement upon a draft of the instructions to be sent Minister Hurlbut. Witness stated his understanding of the docu ment alluded to, and produced a copy of the draft of instructions which Shipherd ordered to be sent Minister Hurlbut about the middle of October, and remarked that he believed it was upon the original draft of these instruc tions that Gen. Grant had made his endorse ment. Witness then read the draft of instructions which Shipherd wished to have sent to Kil patrick. It was much briefer, and Informed Kilpatrick that the instructions sent to Hurl but were intended likewise fcr him. Witness showed Blame a copy of the papers. He declined, however, to make any use of them or do more than he had indicated in his instructions already given. The attitude of the state department was never stated to wit ness any more thoroughly than the instruc tions given in June. | Witness said he did not care to say that Shipherd had wilfully misrepresented him. The committee had seen more of Shipherd than he had and could judge of him and of the character of his mind. So far as his (Blair's) expressions were concerned he had been mis represented. He (witness) had never put things in as strong a light as Shipherd'& very hopeful nature has probably conceived. Representative Blout quoted from Ship herd's testimony that the subject of bribing Hurlbut had been mentioned in Blame's pres ence and the remark of Blame, "I don't think that will fetch him." Witness did not hear any such conversa tion. Representative Blount asked: Did you not see the Arizona letter and was it not submit ted to you because you were a counsel of Ship herd? Answer— l had nothing whatever to do with its preparation and did not know any part of it till after it was sent. I presume, of course, it would not have been suown to me unless I had been counsel. Question— Would you have continued as counsel if you had seen the entire letter before it was sent? Was it not a gross misrepresen tation of the state department? Witness in reply to the question said he would have considered it his highest duty as senator if he had seen that the state depart ment was being grossly misrepresented, to step in and interfere, but he could not see how, inasmuch as this letter passed through the hands of ihe American minister, who was on the spot, and armed with his instructions, any harm could come of it, or any misrepre sentation of the state department could be made, no matter what Shipherd might write. Witness said • his opinion in regard to the Landreau claim was based upon the report of the house of representatives. He would not give much for American citizenship if the government will not protect a citizen in prop erty acquired before he became a citizen. Rice — I want to know upon what you, as a lawyer, base a favorable judgment upon the validity of the Cochet claim. Answer — The guano of Peru was worthless to her until, through the efforts of Cochet, the guano became known as a fertilizer and the subject of commerce and a source of immense wealth to Peru. Landreau discovered beds of guano where it was not before known to exist. Cochft discovered by analysis the value of guano. As to the fact that the same compen sation should be made for these discoveries, I do not think any fair man would assert. As to the amount, I do not assume to say. Adjourned. Unitarian Conference. Cleveland, 0., May s.— The Western Unitarian conference will begin its twenty eighth session here to-morrow. A preliminary sermon was preached to-night in the Church of Unity by Rev. Geo. W. Cutter, of Buffalo. Subject: "Progressive Christianity." FIBST DAY'S SEBSION- Cleveland, 0., May 5. — The Western Uni tarian conference began its twenty-eighth annual session here to-day, Gustavus Gordon, of Milwaukee, preeiding in the absence of the president, M. E. Ingalls. Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Ken tucky, Missouri, lowa, Wisconsin, and Min nesota are represented by delegations. Most of the forenoon was occupied by devotional exercises, appointment of committees, and reading of annual reports. This afternoon's session of the cpnference was taken up by papers on the "Story of Western Unitananism," by Rev. T. B. For bush, of Detroit, and "A Layman's Word to the Uhurch About Business," by Judge John McKeighan, of St. Louis. The evening was devoted to a social gathering in the Church of Unity. The Grand Jury. The grand jury yesterday completed considera tion of all the commitments from the municipal court, and adjourned to 2 o'olock Monday afternoon next, at which time it is presumed the result of their investigations will be formally reported. Among the cases considered are those of Colgrove and Smith, the Omaha conductors, Martin, the abscond ing mexber of the Cigarm&kers' union, and the conductor and engineer of the Short Line tram, which ran over and killed a Bohemian laborer at the Foit street crossing a few weeks ago. S|The jury in the caEe of Fountain W. eorge, in Dcs Moines, 10., for the murder on the street, one Sunday last July, of Dr. Epps, returned a verdict last evening of guilty in the first degree, and for hanging— the first jury verdict for hanging under the capital punishment law of the state of lowa. (Elnbe SUMMER SPORTS. Chicago Spring Meet. Chicago, May s.— The entries to the Chi cago driving park summer trotting meeting, July 15 to 21, which closed Monday, were made public to-day. Fifteen purses and stakes have aggregated 218 nominations, a number much greater than ever received for any trotting before this Entries to the Chicago meeting last year num bered 156, which had never been equaled to that time. Following is the number of entries in each event, and the names of the principal animals engaged: Stake for colts and fillies 3 years old and under— Seven nominations, including Butter fly, by George Wilkes; Code, by Dictator, and Californian's Nevada, and Eva, both by Sultan. Stake for colts and fillies, 4-year-old and under — Twelve entries, including Farce by Princess; First Love by Happy Medium; and Ardelaide, by Milwaukee. 223 Class— Ten entries, including Lady Rolfe, Tolu Maid, Minnie R., Kate McCall, Unalolo, Buzz Medium. Open to all stallions — 7 entries including Yon Arnim, Robert Mc- Gregor, France's Alexander, Voltaire, Monroe Chief, J. B. Thomas and Santa Claus. 235 Class— Twenty-eight entries, mostly from well known stables and of fashionable breeding. 225 Class— Fifteen entries, including George X., David C, Monarch Rule, Lady Thome, Joe Barker, Sue Grundy, Red Rose, Rose Wilkes, Big Soap. Free-for-all Pacers — Nine entries including Borrel Dan, Gem, Mattie Hunter, Lucy and Bay Billy. 2:30 Class— Twenty-two entries including animals sired by Almont, Administrator and Blue Bull. 2:27 Class — Nineteen entries including San nieG., Mamie Large6e, Alden, St. Remo, a brother to St. Julien, Bilverton Luella, Vol taire, Wm. H., Black Cloud, Scott's Thomas, Wolford Z., and Unalolo. 2:25 Pacing Class-Eighteen entries including Kens Katydid, Ned Hunter, brother to Mattie Hunter, High Jack and Joe Bowers. 2:19 class — Eight entries, including Fannie Witherspoon, Frances Alexander, Clingstone, Monroe Chief, J.B.Thomas, Driver, Daisy" Dale, Annie W. 2:45 class — Thirty six entries. 2:17 class— Four entries : So So, Charley Ford, Kate Sprague, Edwin Thorne. 2:25 stallion class— Fifteen entries, includ ing Hardwood, Mambrino, Bturgis, Cyclone, Wagner's Bashaw, Corbin's Bashaw, Fred Douglass and Edward Medium. Besides these, special purses will be offered for exceptioaally fast colts and fillies and for sensational trotters and pacers. Among the prominent owners represented are Com. N. W. Kittson, St. Paul;,W. J. Gordon, Cleveland; Alden Goldsmith, Wash ington ville, N. V.; R. P. Pepper, Frankfort, Ky.; W. 11. Wilson, Cynthiana, Ky.; O. A. Hickok, San Francieco; C. B. Emery, Cleve land; Robt. Steele, Philadelphia; Budd Doble, San Francisco; W. R. Armstrong, Almont, Mich.; R. C. Pate, Bt. Louis; R. B. Conklin, Greenport, Long Island; E. 8. Stokes, New York; H. C. McDowell, Woodlake, Ky. Lexington Races. Lexington, Ky., May s.— This was the first of the regular days of the meeting. The at tendance was large despite the threatening weather. The track was very heavy from last night's rain, and unsafe in places. The bet ting was heavy, particularly on the second race, in which Wiseacres got severely nipped. The officers of the day were: Judges, T. J. Bush, E. F. Clay and John O. Clark; timers, F. J. Nichols, Col. S. D. Bruce and Phillip Dwyer; starters, Gen. Robinson; and secretary, Frank Bissocks. First race— Running race, mile and an eighth, purse $200. Starters: Pathfinder, by Pat Malloy; Saraband, by Monarchist; Bub bler, by imp. Buckden; Lute Fogle, by Eu quirer; Pope Leo, by Creedmore; Tax Gath erer, by Tipperary; Hermine, by Alarm. Pope Leo won the race; Tax Gatherer second, Lute Fogle third, Bubbler fourth. Time 2:05. Second race— Phcenix Hotel stakes foa 3 year olds; $100 entrance, $50 added; second horse to receive $100 out of the stakes; mile and a quarter. Starters: Monarch, by Mon archist; Knightly King, by King Alfonso; Newsboy, by Enquirer; Wallenze, by Waverly; Freeland, by Longfellow. Freeland came on and won the race handily; without touch of whip or spur, by two lengths; Monarch second, a very tired horse; Wallenze third, Tinie2:l9)£. Third race— Handicap purse, $250 entrance; $100 to go to second horse; mile and a quarter. Starters: Nana, by Virgil; Hegiaz.by Waver ly; Bagdad, by Ventilator. Hegiaz won easily by three lengths, Bagdad second. Time 2:22 % . Base Ball. Boston, May s.— The caee of Samuel B, Wise, the base ball player who, it is alleged, has broke his contract with the Cincinnati, is postponed till Thursday, awaiting affidavits from the West. At Cleveland, O.— Clevelands G, Chicagos 7. At Boston — Boston 1 , Troy Oitys 4. At Worcester— Providence 17, Worcesters 2. At Buffalo— Buffalos 4, Detroits 3. At Louisville— Eclipse 2 in third inning, St. Louis Browns 1 in first inning. The Pool Tournament. New York, May s.— ln the Pyramid pool tournament, Bessinger defeated Wallace 11 to 7. Frea defeated Chas. Schaefer 11 to 10. Lambert defeated Button 11 to 7. AM. ABOUND THE GLOBE. Wells Pettit was hanged at Talequah, Indian Territory at noon yesterday for the murder of Margaret Ford. The execution was private. John Clark, while working in a well, 50 feet deep, near Waupaca, Wis., yesterday af ternoon, was buried by the earth caving in upon him. H. Allen Taylor aged 60, a farmer living in the neighborhood near Dranham, Tex., sui cided yesterday morning with a shot-gun. No cause is assigned. Wm. Molesely, a negro laborer, was almost instantly killed by failing from a four-story window of the Second National Bank building in Louisville yesterday. Last evening John Davidson of Washing ton, D. C, aged 23, killed his mother, 60 years of age, by crushing her head with a hatchet. He was arrested. Mayor Harrison of Chicago has signed an ordinance permitting another gas company to do business in Chicago. This is the first competitor to the present accupants of the field. About 12 o'clock last night Dr. Preston E. Buckner, late of Louisana, was killed in Greenville, Miss., by W. j. Wentworth, an eating house keeper, who mistook him for a burglar. The Buddenburg furniture company of St. Louis, yesterday made an assignment to Ed. P. Lindley's estate, including real estate valued at $35,000. Liabilities it is understood amount to 100,000. Active preparations are making for the national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, next month in Baltimore. The Richmond Blues and the Charleston Light Infantry will be in camp. For 6ome months southeastern Utah has been infested by cattle thieves. Recently a sheriff's posse started out after them. The report comes from Gunnison, Utah, that four of the thieves had been killed. A conclave of mining men will occur at Dcs Moines May 10 in connection with the annual meeting of the Western Mining bureau. New legislation in behalf of legiti mate development will be urged upon con gress. All interested in the promotion of mining are invited. Ballot Box Staffers Escaping, Charleston, 8. CL, May s.— ln the case of the election managers of this city, charged with ballot box stuffing, the jury disagreed. It is understood eight were for conviction and four for acquittal. ANOIHER SHOT. Harried Into Eternity by Hii Own Hand —A Cabinet Maker Site Down to Dinner and Blows His Brains Out in the Pres- ence of His Wife and Children . The revolver appears to be quite a favorite instrument in St. Paul, with which to put an end to the troubles of this life and quite suc cessful with all. Only a day or two ago a young gentleman of 16, taking it into his head that the young lady of 15 years, with whom he insisted upon attending was not acting just as he would like to have her, concluded that he would terminate her existence. Of course, the revolver was the instrument with which he Sought to carry this conclu sion into effect. Having, as he supposed, ex ecuted his purpose on the young lady, he exe cuted a similar purpose upon himself. Yester day afternoon, almost before the sound of the sharp report from young Drake's revolver had ceased to vibrate upon the air, the sound of another was heard and immediately after an other weary soul was wafted away to the great unknown. THE SCENE OF THE TRAGEDY. On the northeast corner of De Bow and Somerset streets, in lower town, stands a moderate sized brown stone house, of unpretentious appearance, where, for years, a man named John Phillip Euse has resided with his wife and children. At 1 o'clock yesterday Mr. Kuse closed his career by shoot ing himself through the head, with a small revolver, while seated at the dinner table. EOW IT WAS DONE. The deceased was a man about 51 years of age, and has resided in St. Paul for nearly or quite thirty years. He was a cabinet maker by trade, vai several years ago worked for Stees Brothers. During the rebellion he was in the army, and lately he has worked for Hesekiah Hall and Mr. Rochet, the furniture dealer on Seventh street, between Wabashaw and Cedar street, the latter place being where he was last employed. His work has not been very regular or steady, and for the last two or three weeks the deceased had little to do, and was qutye despondent, and this was observed by people on the street. So marked was the troubled apptarance of the deceased that people not only noticed it, but spoke about it. It is not now known defi nitely what his troubles were, but it has been made evident that either the lack of work or family difficulties, or both together, were troubling him, and rendering the burden of life a very weary one. About 10 o'clock yes terday morning he went out, and did not re turn till about 1 o'clock in the afternoon. The table was Bpread for dinner in one corner of the room. The'deceased seated himself on the bench that stood against the wall, and on the back side of the Stable. As he did so he called upon his eldest daughter, who is married to J. N. Carey, to bring him his dinner. Bhe went out after it, and in a moment or two returned with it, when, just as she was stepping into the dining room, she saw her father draw something from his pocket and place it to his head. In an in stant she heard the sharp report of a revolver. Of course, all was confusion. The revolver used was a small sized five shooter. The ball en tered the head just below the right ear. As soon as he was shot his head dropped back against the wall, the revolver dropped to the floor, and in a few minutes the deceased was a corpse. He did not speak after the fatal 6hot was fired, though he lived about ten minutes. Dr. Richeson was called to do what he could for the unfortunate man, but his services were of no avail. The favorite instrument of destruction, though a small one, had proved adequate to accomplish its purpose. He'leaves a wife and eeven children. The two youngest children were at St. Mary's school at the time and knew nothing of the occurrence till their return from the school, about 4 o'clock. THE CAUSE. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon Dr. Davenpori held an inquest, but owirg to the evident un willingness of the members of the family to testify to the cause which lead to the suicide, it is impossible to state definitely and minutely just what it was that drove him to the act. It is evident, however, that it was owing partly to some kind of family difficulty. The deceased waa in the habit of drinking some, he was out of work and had been for some time, and his prospects in life were not very cheering. In addition to these considerations he had some unpleasant words with his wife just previous to the shooting, in regard to what he wanted done in the house. The probabil ity is that all these considerations combined to produce that frame of mind which caused him to commit the act. PURCHASING STRYCHNINE. After the inquest it was learned by the coro ner that the deceased went on Thursday last to the store of Bowden Bros., on lower Beventh street, and purchased a quantity of strychnine, giving as a reason for buying it, that he wanted it to kill a dog with. THE INQUEST. As above stated, the inquest was held at 5 o'clock and resulted in a verdict to the effect that the deceased came to his death from a pistol shot wound, and that the pistol was discharged by his own hand. The Man in the Well. Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock Barney Allen and Joseph Welch, who have worked so long and so faithfully to obtain the body of Henry Springer, who was buried in that well five weeks ago, on Dayton's Bluff, succeeded in recovering it. and bringing it to the surface. When brought up the body presented a very revolting appearance, as ■ chloride of lim* and other chemicalß had been placed on it to disinfect it. A considerable number of people were around the well when it was brought up and looked at it curi onsly. Msssrs . McCarthy k Donnelly took th < body in charge and brought it over to their undertaki. g rooms.when it was prepared for burial. Coron.r Div enport concluded that an inquest was not necessary as the fact of his death was perfectly well known to have been accidental. He therefore did not hold one, and the remains were taken out to Oakland and buried. The deceased came here from Denmark several months ago, and sent back for his sister and Mibs Madeline Jensen, to whom he was engaged to be married. These two arrived here about a week before the accident, and it was the inteutlon of the deceased and Miss Jesßen to have been married in a few weeks after her arrival, but this great mis fortune put an end to all such intentions. A Hard Case. In the municipal court ye«fera»y morning, Andrew Miller, charged with Mating prisoners in the jail to escape, details of which were given in yesterday's Globe, secured a continuancs of the preliminary examination to Tuesday the 9th. After being re tained to Jail Miller «ent for W. W. Erwln, Keg., and tried to induce that eminent criminal lawyer to tak« charge of his defense, but at last accounts he had not accepted the case. All the facts in the pog seßeion of the an ht/rities leave little doubt that iUiler is one of the slickest rascals corralwl here for a lone time part. It seems to be pretty definitely decided that he is not long out of the Ohio penitentiary where he served a term for burglary, and it is also as certained he is a brother cf the Miller who hearted the three card monte trio who made so successful a raid at White Bear about a year a(io. All his move ments since reaching St. Paul Wednesday or last week, go to show that he came here for the purpose of assistirg Hamilton to break jail, and how faith fully he worked to that end was shown in the daring attempt which followed his incarceration. Still Unrecognized. The body found in the river near the boom Wed nesday to BtUl held in the dead-house awaiting iden tification. Yesterday Mr. Loglian, the father Of the depu ty theriff of Carver county, who disappeared from this city on the 17th of March, accompanied by three other citizens of the county, well ac quainted with the missiDg man, made a thorough examination of the remains, but fallea to discover anything to identify them with Loglian. In the afternoon a gentleman and lady from Min neapolis examined the remains upon the same mis sion and with the same result. If not recognized this morning it is probable the remains will be in terred in the afternoon. Short-Lived Strike. Dcs Moines, May 4.— The coal miners of this city struck yesterday, but went to work again this morning under promise of a raise in the fall. M 126 ME. WINDOM GETS HIS WISH And a Committee of Investigation Will Be Appointed to Inquire If Bribery Has Been Used to Pass the Whisky Bond Period Bill -Debate In the Senate on the Court of Claims Bill— Tariff Uommlsfion BUI in the House, and a Night Session to Consider Pension Bills. The Senate. Washington, May 5: — A resolution was offered by Windom for the appointment of an investigating committee of five to inquire whether any money had been raised by con tribution or otherwise by the parties in inter est to promote the passage or defeat cf the house bill relating to distilled spirits in cpecial bonded warehouses, and if so, for what uses the money has been expended. Adopted. Debate on the court of appeals bill was resumed. Senator Garland took the floor. He said he favored a limitation upon the mandamus and other jurisdiction of the circuit courts pro posed by Joees, but maintained that the bill contemplated the creation of new tribunals. This proposition was properly matter to be considered separately.but if it was now adopted, and the legitimate business of federal tribunals was confined as it was originally before the innovations of the act of 1875 , he held that the business was sufficiently exacting to require the additional courts proposed by the bill. He referred to the measure introduced by him early in his senatorial career, which he said went a step farther than the amendment now offered by Jones, and which prevented cor porations from being sued at all in federal courts. His measure had failed to secuie a report upon it by the proper committee, but if jurisdiction was to be regulated now he would offer that measure as a substitute for the one now pending. Jurisdiction of federal courts over municipal and quasi-municipal corporations, was demanded by the necessi ties of the times and was in strict accord with the act of 1879, organizing the judicial system. He maintained that the assumed jurisdiction was based upon a strained constitution of law, and in reply to Saulsbury, said, even if limitation was imposed there would still re main a pressing necessity for new courts. After arguing to disprove the correctce=s of the rulings of the supreme court upon which the strained construction he complained'of was predicated, namely, that municipal corpora tions were citizens to sue and to be sued in federal courts, he detailed the probable relief to be secured by a system of intermediate courts. Frye deprecated the offering of amendments by southern senators making radical changes in the jurisdiction of the supreme court. These would jeopardize if not defeat the bill earnestly demanded by the country. He ap prehended new impediments which, he eaid, had been interposed against like legislation heretofore in a Democratic house of representatives. Upon being interrogated by Jones, lie added that the reason for his appointment was the fact that in this way southern members would secure means of changing the laws, growing out of the war, which they might not otherwise secure. Morgan suggested the propriety of deferring final action on the bill until Tuesday. Davis (111.) declined to assent to any ar rangement for delay, but finally yielded to the apparent reluctance of the senate to dispose of the subject to-day, and the bill went over until Monday. Benate bills passed: Restoring portions of the Fort Niobrara military reservation, Kan sas, withdrawn for militaiy purposes from the public domain; permitting the lot formerly purchased for a government building in Mem phis to be utilized as a site, for a public library building. Adjourned until Monday. House of Representatives. Washington, May s.— The house went in to committee on the tariff commiesion bill. Randall and Curtin favored the bill. Whit thorne opposed it. Tucker advocated tariff for revenue only and opposed the commission. Kelly (Pa.) favored the pending measure and In a two hour and a half speech , which he said he stopped, not for want of material to dis cuss, but from fatigue, brought the debate to a close. The first section of the bill was then read, it being understood that debate would only be permitted on bona fide amendment. Randall offered an amendment providing that the commission 6hall consist of two sen ators, three representatives and four civilian experts. McLane (Md.) gave notice ef a resolution for recommitting the bill, with instructions to the ways and means committee to repom back a bill repealing the internal revenue taxes except the tax oh spirits, fermented liquors and tobacco, reducing the tax on whisky to 50 cents per gallon and on malt liquor and tobacco 10 per cent, annually, and to report a bill reducing all the existing du ties on imports to the minimum revenue standard. The committee then rose and the house took a r eceßs. The evening setsion will be for the consideration of pension bills. At the evening cession forty-five pension bills passed. Adjourned till to-morrow. Serious Accident. Thursday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, an ac cident occurred on tho Como road near the railroad track, whereby one lady broke one of her arms and another was badly bruised. The two were driving along the road near the track when the passing of the train of cars excited the horse and rendered him partly unmanage able. Mrs. Andrew Defiel, one of the ladies, was driving and could probably have managed the horse so that no accident would have oc curred, but Mrs. Wilberscheid, who was in the buggy with her, cought hold of one line and so far interfered with the handling of the horse that he became wholly unmanageable and ran away, throwing both ladies out,, Mrs. Wilberscheid had her arm broken and Mrs. Deflel was a good deal bruised on the face and side but no bones were oroken. The Jubilee Plantation Singers. The famous Tennessee Jubilee and Plantation Singers -give a concert this evening at Sher man hall. Their programme consists of the plantation and church melodies which were in common use during the slave era. It is an entertaining performance. CITY NOTICES. New hosiery and gloves at Fischbein Bros. New lot of Edelweis, Spanish and Antique Laces, at Fischbein Bros. All mineral ores critically examined and carefully assayed. Leave orders at H. Smith's, manufacturer of jewelry, 317 Wabashaw street. T. M. Newsox. Silk and -satin dolmans at Fischbein Bros. For Sale. Dry slabs at $3 50 per cord delivered. John Do wlan, corner Fifth andWabashaw streets. Parasols from 10 cents to $10 at Fi6chbein Bros. __ DIED. HINKENS— At Faigo, on Wednesday, May 3, of inflammation of the bowel*, Peter T. Hinkens, aeed 23 years, son of Henry and Johannah Hinkens, of this city. Funeral from residence of parents, 63 West minster street, at 2 p. m. Sunday, May 7. SCHNABEL— AtfWhite Bear Lake, on Tuesday evening, April 3,Mrs. Adeline Schnabel.aged 67 years. Funeral from the Presbyterira church to day, at 2 p.m. Friends are cordially invited.