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Further Light Thrown Upon the Kill
ing o? Col. Slayback.
Who Had Reason, to Believe His Life
In Danger.
. *
His Pistol Identified by A Pawnbroker
__-__■ Whom He Boug|0 it.
A Miscellaneous Review of Criminal
Doings and Casualties.
The Slayback Tragedy.
[Special Telegram to the Globo.l
St. Louis, Oct. 16.— Slayback-Cock
rill tragedy was the one subject of interest
here to-day, and as the feeling against
Coekrill had been sedulously worked up by
Siayback's friends, and a very one-sided
account of the affair was published by one
of tiie morning papers, the survivor of the
fatal encounter has been freely condemned.
The injustice of this will be seen when it
is known that of the four witnesses of the
affray, three testified on oath on the in
quest that Slayback was an armed
aggressor. The Globe correspondent
interviewed W. H. Clopton, who made the
following flu! statement of his connection
with the affair:
i-I was at the office of Col. SI ayback at
4:30 on business. When I got through and
wis about to go, he asked mo to sit down,
but I told him I wanted to go to a publish
er in the rear of the building. I went,
and on coming, back Slayback caught me
by the arm and we went to the office of
the Post-Dispatch. On arriving ihei'31
followed Slayback up the stairs. We were
both walking hastily.He took one rapid step
when near the door and entered, when the
door was closed. I put my hand on the
knob, entered and saw Slayback taking off
his coat and heard him say: "Don't draw
that pistol on me.*- When the word "draw"
•was enunciated I heard a pistol fired. I
approached Coekrill and forced his arm
toward the window. Slayback called me,
an 1 I turned, and he had closed with Coek
rill. Seeing Slayback bleeding I released
Coekrill, and eased Slayback to the floor.
I had gotten down on my right knee hold
ing Slayback, and on looking up saw an
excited person whom I know to be a news
paper man with a pistol at my head. I
told him to put up his pistol
saying: * "Don't you see my
friend is dead _" when the pistol was low
When Col. Slayback entered the room he
closed the door, Coekrill was in the act
of rising, and Slayback commenced taking
off his coat with his right hand thrown be
hind hi.-i to enable him t>_<» catch the right
coat sleove with his left hand. He called
on Coekrill not to draw that pistol on him.
When I- went into Col. Siayback's office
was sitting with Col. Broadhead and an
other gentlemen. I sat with him until he
he read the editorial of the Post-Dispatch,
omitting the card. He then took another
edition of the same paper out of his desk
and read another editorial. He asked me
if I would go and see Coekrill with him.
When he had got to tho foot of the stairs
I told him he had better let me go and see
Coekrill. I asked him if there was any
thing of a personal nature between him
and Coekrill, and he replied that there was
not; that their difficulties were all settled.
I told him I would go and see who was re
sponsible for the editorial, and when I had
done so that I would serve him in any ca
pacity. He insisted on going himself, and
said that no apology would
satisfy him; that he would just slap
Coekrill in the face and demand an apolo
gy afterward. Col. Slayback made no other
threat, save that of slapping Coekrill in
the face. He had no pistol. He was not
unduly excited and made no motion, ex
cept to take off his coat. He was moving
toward Coekrill, and had no pistol in his
hand whatever. By the time, he closed
with Coekrill I had the latter by the right
arm, in which he held the pistol. Slayback
called me. I turned, and seeing his face
covered with blood, released Cockrili's arm
and went to my friend's assistance. Coek
rill passed out of the room with the pistol
in his hand. While I was relieving the
wounded man, a policeman entered and
went to the reporter's room, and subse
quently, when the crowd had gathered to
my office, Col. SlaybaGk died in my pres
ence and in my arm?. I should judge that
he lived only a minute after the shot . was
fired. I heard no word from Coekrill. He
spoke no word, and had he done so. I would
have unquestionably heard it.'' This Clop
ton substantially repeated at the inquest.
• (Western Associated Press")
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 16. — was expected
that counsed for Col. Coekrill would apply
for his release on bail. this morning, but
the evidence taken before the coronor's
jury not yet being written out, and there
fore not in position to submit to the
court, and owing to the fact that Judge
Laughlin, of the criminal court, is sick,
.action in the case will be deferred till
Wednesday.. No charge has yet been made
against Mr. Coekrill, but it is .understood
the coroner will swear out a warrant very
soon. '■ -. \ . >_•■;';'•,■''"j. '
. Frank H. Hard,' Democratic congress
man from the Toledo, O., district, is here,
and will act as advisory counsel for Col.
Coekrill. These gentlemen are old and
warm personal friends. It is stated this
evening that Emery A. Storrs, the distin
guished lawyer of Chicago, will come here
and assist, if not take charge of the pros
ecution. K._>i____
St. Louis, Oct. 16.—Quite a sensation
was created this afternoon by a report
which was circulated on the streets, that
Morris Michael, a pawnbroker, of No. 6
north Fourth street, had declared that the
pistol that John M. McGuffin bad -testified
to have taken away from Col. Slayback in
the shooting affray at the Post-Dispatch
office last Friday evening really belonged
to Slayback. and that he (Michael) had
sold it to him. Dr. Prank, the cor
oner late -this evening recalled
the jury that sat on the inquest, and sum
moned Michael before it, who swore he
identified the weapon as the one sold to
Col. Slayback about four months ago, and
that it still retained his private trade
mark. This establishes the ownership of
the pistol, about which there has been so
much doubt, and. overthrows that part of
Clopton _ testimony which. believed Slay
back was not armed. In fact, it changes
the aspect of the whole affair, and is re
garded by Cockrili's friends as an addition
al and very strong point in his favor.
St. Louis, Oct. 16.The Bar association
of this city held a meeting to-day, and
adopted a long resolution on the death of
Col. Slayback. After paying a glowing
tribute to that gentleman's character, abil
ity, legal attainments and general social
qualities, it says: "It is especially incum
bent with the bar to anticipate the event
of a judicial inquiry. A most valuable life
has been destroyed, a happy hearthstone
shattered in the midst of one of the
largest cities of the land, a. deed of
homicidal violence has been perpetrated
Into the circumstances attending the com
mission a searching investigation will be
made. If the homicide be proven to be
felonious, we hope and believe tli8 pun
ishment will be condign, but it is not our
duty here and now to determine this ques
tion. As lawyers we defer to the law, but
passing from the actual to lie as
yet uucertaiued circumstances of j
this bloody deed, . we feel' it
our duty to protest against the spirit of
ruffianism which is abroad, the wanton em- i
ployment in speech and writing of intern- I
perate,licentious and defamatory language, j
the resort on frivolous pretext to deadly
weapons, and the encouragement of a sen- |
timent which may impel a sensitive spirit
to throw away life in a demonstration Hint !
death is not feared.".
Other Criminal Matters.
. PiTTSi}U__G-T..Pa.. Oct. 1G.—The body of !
the unknown woman found in the Ohio :
river near Ellsworth, Pa., last week, has
been identified as that of Mrs. Anne Calla- j
han, of Sandy Creek, Pa., and her husband |
was arrested to-day on the charge of her
murder. Mrs. Callahan had been Buffering
from the ill treatment of her husband for
a long time, and was last seen alive in his
company August 25. It is supposed that
after her murder her bo Jy was thrown in
the river. Callahan denies the charge.
Philadelphia, Oct. —In the United
States district court this morning Judge
McKennan denied a new trial to Joseph
R. Black, Thos. A. McDevitt and Christian
Price, convicted of star route conspiracy,
and sentenced McDevitt to pay a fine of
$500 and imprisonment" one year, and
Price to pay a fine of £10.) and undergo
sentence for six months from the date" of |
his conviction. Sentence of Black _ was
deferred a few days in consequence of his
wife's serious illness. »* '"';.•,. _._x. 1?
Cincinnati, Oct. IO.—J. T. Porter, who i
was arrested on a charge of c .Trying eon-/
.led weapons, and on whom w is P.Vend a
singular memorandum to the effect that
Hoffman and Dago Frank were the mur
derers of Ross, was to-day committed to <
the workhouse for thirty day:;. Very little
credence is given to his memorandum
from the fact that the men named are now
serving terms in the Maryland penitentia*
Pekin, 111., Oct 16.—John Black, a well
known merchant also president and secre
tary of the Crown distilling company of
this eity, in which D. T. Mills, of Boston,
is largely interested, left here September
30, for Boston, and is said to have sailed
for Europe Oct. 4th. An investigation
produces the conviction that he is a de
faulter to his partners, and he has victim
ized relatives, and widows and orphans.
The defalcation will aggregate over
Gsand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 16. —Burglars
broke into A. Zierlyn's jewelry store, op
posite the Morton house, in this city, last
night, drilled the safe . with two sets of
double bores, broke both locks with
punches, and carried off all the contents,
including about 300 watches owned by him
and customers, $600 in cash, diamonds
and jewelery, securing some $.0,000 or
£10,000 worth of booty. Their method of
entering the store as well as the safe prove
them very skilled and bold cracksmen.
Milwaukee, Oct. 16.— Considerable ex
citement was causdd in Madison by the ar
rest of Col. Thos. Reynolds, who was for a
number of years state pension agent. The
arrest was made upon the complaint of
Lucieu Richardson, government detective'
charging Reynolds with having forged the
names of peesons claiming pensions. It
is estimated that the government w,,- de
frauded of §5,000 by bog receipts.
Reynolds denies the accusation, and say _-|it
is political persecution.
Cincinnati, Oct. 16.—After the Ross
murder it was remembered that a negro
named Harris had drawn part of his wages
from Mr. Skillman Saturday before the
; murder, and had not been seen afterwards.
Skillman is a farmer living near Glendale.
The mysterious absence directed suspicion
i toward Harris. On Saturday at Washing
; ton a negro was arrested, supposed to . be
Harris, bathe gave 1 the name of Travis,
told of his whereabouts back to the time of
the murder, showing that he had not been
near Cincinnati. Still he was held. To
day, however, a man was arrested in one of
the stove - foundries here who,' has been
recognized by Mr. Skillman as j the Harris
who worked for him. He is now in .Hen
dale jail.
New Yoek, Oct. —Thos. Ha.imond,
125 Greenwich avenue, was shot dead by
Jno. Grogan in a beer saloon in Washing
ton street. Grogan caused the arrest of
Hammond a few days ". ago for assault
Hammond threatened to kill Grogan, and
as the latter saw Hammond in the saloon
this evening he fired, killing him instantly.
Detboit^; Mich., Oct. —Wm. H. Ro jsa,
a commission merchant doing business in
the heart of the city, was knocked down at
noon to-day while in his store alone, the
clerk being gone to dinner, and robbed of
$250 in his pocket book. Two ■ men ' vis
i ed the store, desired to see some butter,
aud one went with Roosa to the back side
of the store to examine butter in the ice
bos. ; His partner staid at the front door,
undoubtedly to stand guard. While Roosa
was bending over the ice box he was
knocked senseless, probably/ with a slung
shot, and the robbery perpetrated. He re
mained nnconcions until the return of a
clerk fifteen minutes later. It is one of
the boldest and most successful villanies
perpetrated for a long time in this city.
- Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 16. —The freight
sheds on pier eight, south wharfs, the pier
itself and all the freight stores thereon,
and the large tug boats, Argus and Major,"
together with the narrow gauge railroad
: freight depot and contents, burned this
• morning. Three of the crew of the Major.
. were terribly burned, and a number of
others seriously injured by falling spars.
i The rigging of several vessels was burned
away, but no serious damage done. Loss,
§100,000. .-;.
' The Major was valued at $15,000; insur
i ance $10,000. The Argus was valued at
- 340,000; damages, $20,000; no insurance.
• William Girtner, engineer of the Major,
was aroused by the crackling of the flames
and as the boat swung out into the stream
he leaped to the deck of the Argus.'- This
vessel, too, was a mass of flames, and to
reach the wharf Girtner, encouraged by
tho cries of the crowd ashore, bent his head
and dashed through a solid wall of flame.
He was fearfully burned. The crews of
the Major and Argus lost everything in
connection with this fire. Two telegraph
operators at the central station have been
suspended. They sent out a signal to read
"32" instead of "323," sending the fire ap
paratus to Market and Twenty-first streets
of the river front. One or two engines
only, disregarding the telegraph signals,
j took the glare of the flames as a guide.
fatal accidents.
Chaedon, O., Oct. 16.---Thomas Graham,
j of Munson township, accidentally shot
i himself fatally while hunting. He was
alone at the time, and the circumstances
of the accident are unknown.
A Zanesville special reports that a tinner
named John Tucker, while repairing a roof
to-day, fell sixty feet, struck the sidewalk
j on his head and side, and was killed. His
i skull was badly fractured and his nick
j broken.
A u.csClul.s to bo Organize d -accident to
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
. Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 16 — The
Democrats of South Minneapolis will hold
a grand mass meeting in Harrison's hall on
Thursday evening. -
A ruffian was run in last night for in
sulting ladies on south Washington avenue.
G. W. Hazlett, sheriff of Black Hawk
county, Iowa, arrived last evening, to take
Smith, the horse thief. Smith consents to
returning without a requisition.
A young man named Frank Mason start
ed to walk from Minneapolis to St. Paul
last night,* and not. being very well ac
quainted with the road, walked off the river
bank below the breweries, falling a dis !
tance of fifteen or twenty feet. He arrive 1 j
at the police station at about 11 o'clock in j
a pitiable condition. In his fall he hid
received a scalp wound, baring the ski1!
pome four inches long. by (wo wide. D.
(juiiiby sewed op the gash.
An Ames club will bo organized at No.
11, south Washington avenuo tins evening.
Ringing speeches will be made b >- good
speakers. Another club will be organized
in south Minneapolis on Thursday night,
and a third in the East side the last of the
The Weekly Review of the "Mark Lane
London, Oct. 16.—The Mark Lane Ex
press, in its review of the British grain
trade the past week says: The weather
continues favorable. Seme provincial
markets are a shilling higher for fine dry
wheat. In the London market prices are
unchanged. Flour dull, but quotations
nominally unaltered. • Malting barley is
in demand. Old oats are hardening. The
foreign wheat trade is in a state of sus
pense. Prices remain the same
except for old ' winter,
which is about 6d higher. Flour quotably
unaltered. Stocks very heavy and imports
likely to continue on a large scale. Maize
about 2s dearer, the available supply be-"
ing very small. Off coast cargoes ai eve y
quiet, buyers acting with great caution.
There were fifteen fresh arrivals. Seven
cargoes were sold, six withdrawn and eleven
remain, nine of which are American. Over
twenty cargoes are due this week. Sales
of English wheat tho past we k 54.8 4
quarters at ;._.s 2d per quarter, against
60,378 quarters at 47s Id the corresponding
period last year.
Debut of Ex-Rev. €.____ C. Mi In as _________
—His Rendition a Success,
Chicago, Oct. 16.Ex-Rev. George C.
Miln, formerly a well-known pastor in
Brooklyn, and more recently successor of
Robt. Collyer as pastor of the Unity
church, Chicago, made his debut as Ham
let at the Grand Opera houso this evening
before a cultivated audience, physically
measured by the capacity of the house.
His somewhat sudden transit from the
pulpit to the stage engendered many par
tisan, antagonisms and friendships, and
predictions of success and failure were
about equally divided. When Miln first
appeared absolutely self-possessed and
with the ease of one to
the . manner ..born, . the en:
I re audience* applauded demonstratively.
After each scene he was recalled. Tne
general verdict was that ' his Hamlet was a
distinct and individual impersonation.
Towards : the last, apparently encourag.d
by his cordial reception, he overtaxed his
voice and showed a slight tendency to rant.
Aside from this the rendition was scholar
ly, deliberate, thoughtful, intense. R. M.
Hooley says it is a hit. A. K. Causerar,
the dramatic critic of New York, says his
reading is better than Edwin Booth's.. The
debutant's knowledge of stage business
was surprising.. To-morrow evening he
plays Iago to Col. Burleigh's Othello. The
supporting company is weak. ... '-.-
}^C-_: - Attention, I. O. O. F.
All numbers of Excelsior Lodge, No. 60, are
requested to be present at Odd Fellows' hall on
Wednesday the 18th hist., at 1 o'clock p. m.,
sharp, to - attend the : funeral '■: cf our deceasd
brother, Edward Rotert. .'
•.3,rJ W. Vani>e*.w .bt-t_ Secretary.
: Don't fail to attend tne': saie oi nfty-six lots,
on Fort 6tr_et, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The Chicago . Prodnce Markets Un
usually.Quiel Yesterday.
The Other Features Nominal Under
Moderate Trading. : 5: :
Small Receipts and Heavy Shipments of
Corn and Hog Product.
.... . j .... ...
[Special Telegram to the Globe.] '•
Chicago, Oct. —The markets - on
'change Jp-day for the leading cereals and
for provisions, were active and stronger,
the shorts being the principal buyers and
absorbing all offerings. On the regular
board a good advance was secured in all
markets. Although the highest figures
were not sustained in the afternoon, yet the
quotations at the close of the day were
higher than. at the end of Saturday's busi
ness. On the board [wheat sold i_£_.l_l£c
higher than on the . preceding business
day: corn %@X%e higher; oats £±<glc;
pork 2'0@50c, and lard 10@ On call,'
however, under the influence of liberal of
ferings' wheat declining J 8 "fi\ ] 4 'c from the
closing figure at 10 o'clock, pork was eas
ier and lard a shade lower.' Corn, however,
continued in active request, and sold up
.-4'_. '}-<c further. Oats'also wore firm and
steady. For regular wheat quite an active
speculative demand existed, and the feel
ing developed was stronger and prices
higher. Foreign advices were 'favorable,
and New York was reported firmer. Oar
receipts show an increase, but the arrivals
were for forty -eight : hours. ' The market
opened firmer and @J^c higher, ruled
strong and advanced in all lj^_rl^c over
the closing figures of Saturday. The de
mand was good from the speculative inter
est and the offerings not large. Later the
market eased off a trifle, prices receded
about %c, fluctuated, and finally closed
about lVjC higher than the closing figures
Saturday. The futures advanced in about
the same degree, November, December and
year scoring a gain of about I3_c. On the
call board, the offerings were rather free,
too large, in fact, for the advance to be
fully sustained, and the market eased off
slightly. The demand for spring was
good, and although tho receipts were
heavier the market was firmer and
higher. Winter j was in fair
demand, and firm (at Saturday's, price.
The flour market {showed no particular
change, being steady, and the inquiry lim
ited. . ;•(
The corn market v_p3 again active, and
the feeling consider__bly unsettled... Prices
ruled higher, with tho advance again most
marked for the year, futures which attract
ed the most attention. -....';-.'.-V-. '• •
The weather was cloudy, and reports of
rain in the west were received.- Shor.s j
we _ anxious to provide for their out
standing contracts,^and .the demand on
speculative account was active. Ship
pers operated only to a moderate
extent. The market closed jii@lc higher
than closing figures on 'change Saturday
ruled somewhat unsettled, and then ad
vanced after some fluctuations to a point
l^c higher for November, 2%c higher for
year, and lt£@l?4C for next year's deliv
ery than the closing figures Saturday, then
eased off a trifle, and finally closed about
?4C higher for November, l^c higher for
year, l._£c higher' for January, lc higher
for May than the closing figures on 'change
Saturday. The demand was almost entire
ly speculative, shippers buying sparingly
at the advanced figures. The cloudy
weather and reports of heavy rains in the
west had perhaps some influence on the
market. On call the cereal was even in
greater request, and notwithstanding the
little drop in wheat and provisions, made a
very perceptible advance in the face of
the unloading of over 3,000,000 bushels on
the call board below, which amount was
eagerly taken by the shorts. Of year corn
alone a million and a half bushels
changed hands. Reports from various
sections of the country are to the effect
that there is a feeling prevailing among
farmers in all sections that the extent of
the crop of 1882 has been overestimated,
and that they can realize most from their
corn by holding it until next summer,
when many of them expect to get 75c. . It.
is probable that many farmers who can
afford to do this, wiil. The high price of
hog products is an argument quite con
vincing to those who advance this argu
Oats showed an encouraging advance to
day, largely influenced by light receipts
and the conditio of other markets. -
The boom in provisions has not yet be
gun to abate, pork .coming very near
touching $25. - An active demand prevailed
for hog products, and- tho market ruled
strong during the greater part of the ses
sion, accompanied with a material advance
in prices for . all the principal descrip
tions. Speculators purchased quite free
ly. The shipping demand was rather I
light, and offerings for immediate delivery'
rather small. . Export demand for meats
for future delivery fair, and a few transac
tions were made public. ; Foreign . advices j
more favorable, and lard quoted 6c higher. '<
Eastern market firmer, .r Tho recipes • of
product were \ light and shipments quite
large, ' especially of lard. _ : Although
the : offerings ' of .pork were rather
free, the demand was in excess, and prices
advanced 30 40c along the .whole range,
cash being quoted at the close at $24.50*7.
24.70. On call the activity abated: some
what, and prices eased off, October losing
15c of its gain, and selling at $24.30© 24.35.
November • declined 5"c.. December im
proved 10c., year declined 10c, and the other
future, about 5c each.i
The trading in lard was rather slow, and
the offerings liberal, but; prices advanced,
withstand cash and October!, closing
firm at - $13, November gaining 'i 15c and
later - futures {- 5@,lCc. Oh call f there
was a . slightly... easier ~_.feeling, .. but
October closed at §12.97^
__i3c, and other deliveries kept about the
same proportion. The arrival of hogs the
last few days has fallen off rather than in
creased. The number received on-Sunday ,
and to-day being but 9,000 and on Satur- ]
day only 2,822. These light receipts are
not calculated to bear the mess pork and
lard markets.
The amount- of wheat added to that in
store in Chicago elevators to-day . was
somewhat larger than for several days
past, as 112,889 bushels were received and
but 56,210 bushels shipped out again. In
St. Louis the receipts were nearly as heavy
and other markets showed an increase.'
has been rather evaatful oa 'change
in the wheat market. There was a
fair speculative " business .in this
market during the week under
review, and prices ruled firm from the be
ginning to the end, advancing steadily,
and the close seller October was 2c. higher
than it closed last week, November I..4C.
higher, December lj^c. higher, and. year
2c. higher. The receipts during the week
were fair, but there was a steady . oat
ward m6vement, the shipments exceeding
the- receipts - by • over 125,000 bushels.
Strong parties were believed to be • still
in the deal, and determined to hold the
market, and possibly force prices up. This
has a tendency to keep the shorts a little
nervous, and, while they bought quite free
ly, there was but little disposition to sell,
and hence the market was gradually bid
op, though at no time was there any ex
citement. Bat the unsettled and buoyant
feeling in the corn market was perhaps
the most direct cause for the firmness in
wheat. There was a brisk speculation in
corn all the week, attended with a good
deal of excitement and a sharp advance, and
the effect was felt in nearly all other
speculative markets, wheat sympathizing
more closely than any other. The visible
supply of this grain at latest dates was
13,916,000 bushels against 13,140,000 bush
els the week previous, and 20,176,000 bush
els for the corresponding week a year ago.
The amount of float received for the week
was 5,790 barrels; shipped 88,707 barrels.
Received for the corresponding timo last
year, 126,729 barrels; shipped 109,448 bar
rels. This market was more active, and
trading for the week heavier, and with the
tone of the market improved from what
it has been ever since the moving of the
new crop. This condition and favorable
change has been brought about by the
slow moving of the new crop of wheat and
the scarcity of the more desirable brands
of flour, and an improved demand for the
same, and dealers are more hopeful as to
the future of the market. The home
trade have been buying quite freely, and
have kept the market well clear of the
finer Minnesotas and hard wheat, and of
the better winters, with something of a
disposition on the part of these buyers
to stock up and accommodate a
supply on hand rather than have the deal
er carry the goods as has been the case for
some months past. Shippers and export
ers have been on hand, : and. the foreign
buyers have taken more than usual of the
better export stock and the low grades,
and the movement has been much more free
than for soma in.nth., pa-.. '{':!.•:•_. were
received during tha week ; ;3iO r 90.) bushels
of corn and 935.0').. bushels-were shipped
out of Chicago. During the correspond
ing week of last year the receipts
were 2418,000 bashes and. the"
shipment. 1,826,000 bushels. The amount
of cor in sight is 5,676,000 bushels against
8,650,900 bushels a week ago and 28,121,
000 bushels for the corresponding week of
last year. These figuie; show why high
prices can now be so easily forced in the
face of a threatened extraordinary crop.
Daring the week this market was charac
terized by much activity, attended by con
siderable excitement and higher prices,
and at the close cash No. 2, or October, '
was 6_|C higher than last week.
i November 4%c higher; January 3}-^c
higher; year 5j^c higher, and May 2 '4'c
higher. The principal cause of the ad
; vance has been I
to which reference was made last week, !
which it was believed had been formed for
the purpose of cornering the market or at
least "squeezing" the shorts. The combi
nation was represented to be very strong,
and during the entire week the members
of it were liberal purchasers. The shorts,
in view of the situation, became extremely
nervous and began. to buy in freely,
and finding themselves in competition
with the bulls, 7 were compelled
to bid prices up in order to get what they
wanted. - The October option advanced the
most, but all other options showed a good
deal of improvement, year .being especial-,
ly strong.- The light receipts favored the
bulls very materially, being only 310,000
bushels against 2,118,000 bushels for the
corresponding week last year, and nearly
650,000 _ bushels less than the shipments
during the week. Besides, there were re
ports that the crop had been greatly over
estimated,-some publications putting the
estimate only at two-thirds of the average.
All these influences combined to excite the
market and bring about the improvement.
The "milking" process, which almost al
ways attends - incipient corners, was not
wanting, and there were occasional breaks,
some of them very decided, but were invar
iably followed by an up turn in prices, the
reaction - generally going higher than be
fore the break. _/•. •
Dlssat tailed with the Result of . the Iron
.-. Strike they Inaugurate a He volt Against
I!** Am_lgaifi_>te{l Assoc -aliou. :
>.- P__-_?_t._g_,'.'-. Pa., Oct. . 16.—Since the
failure of the iron strike, evidences of in
ternal dissensions in tha^Araalgamated
association have been cropping out, and
at last an open revolt has been made by
the mechanics' lodge, which is composed
of puddlers. ; -. They have issued a circular.:
in which they speak of the action of the
fiinishers as cowardly and cringing, accuse
President Jarrett with being vacillating, I
timorous, direlect of his duties, .'and over I
sensitive of Ms personal . dignity"; with
these associations as a foundation. The Me-'
chanics, lodge _ asks President Jarrett to
resign, and furthermore is -trying'i to get
! "other lodges to join in the request. From
| the above it will be seen that the puddlers
! have -hot - given • up the fight- for. they
} 'mean; to -strike when" an opportunity is
j offered.
Knute kelson atllraiii. rd— Large Kind,
red Meeting at Various Political
Notes. ''- ■ j-;;'...-;'-^;:.'.
Knuty tit Eminent. \
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
_ Bbaikebd, Oct. (IS. — -Nelson and
Reynolds of Crookston, together with
Thundering Gordon are here and speak.to-!
night in Hartley hall. .
Their speaking in Brainerd will .have
about as much effect as pouring water on
. a duck's back. Gilman has been here ten
days and has possibly hired some tramp
to throw one or two eggs at the speakers,
that they may telegraph their treatment to
every Nelson man in the state.
It has been proven that the two eggs
thrown at Mr. Nelson at Northern Pacific
junction was done by a Nelson tramp em
ployed at Duluth by some of Nelson's sup
porters, that they might use it as political j
capital. If the respectable people of
Brainerd can give Mr. Nelson and his sup
porters a good crowd they will do .so and
in no other part of the district will he be i
treated better.. ..." . I
-'_•/. v I Special Telegram to the Globe.J
Bbaxhxbd, Oct. 1G.—Hartley" hall was
fairly jammed to-night with Kindred men,
who listened to Nelson, Judge Reynolds,
Gilman and Thundering Gordon. While
the crowd paid strict attention to all the
speakers, not a single vote was made for
the reason that Gilman gave the crowd a
little breeze that was too mild to mention.
Gordon spoke about an hour, with a glass
of water in one hand and a daily Globe in
the other. He endeavored to explain
away some of his crooked transactions,and
i abused severely all the newspapers. He 1
• said Kindred never held any public office,
I and he knew of nothing he had done for
j which he should come before the people as
; a candidate for congress.
Kindred Rally at Ada.
[Special Telegram to the Glob?.]
Under the auspices of the Kindred club
of Adti there was a grand Kindred rally at
Ada to-night. The brass band was out
early, and discoursed stirring airs. The
large village hall was crowded with a re
spectable and attentive audience, Col.
Geo. Johnston had been announced to
speak, but for business reasons could not
be present, Maj. D. C. Stall, of Ortonville,
and W. W. Hartly<. of Brainerd, made the
addresses. Mr. J. V. Campbell presided,
and introduced the speakers, Maj. Stall's
address was a review of tho disreputable
tactics of the Nelson gang before and at
the Detroit convention. He gave Thunder
ing Gordon and the thieving Minneapolis
pine land a thorough going over in his own
peculiar and forcible style. Kindred's
connection with the Northern Pacific Rail
road company was very satisfactorily ex
plained. Mr. Stall concluded with an
eloquent peroration on the lights and
duties of citizenship, and the necessity of
people to set down hard on this man Nel
son and his scheming, brothers. Wm.
Hartly then made a short address, mainly
devoted to proofs of the legality of Kin
dred's nomination, and the meeting ad
journed with great enthusiasm.
St. Louis, Oct. 16.— A dispatch from
Kansas says correspondence is in progress
looking to the withdrawal of both ex-Gov.
Robinson, the Greenback, and Col. Glyck,
the Democratic, nominees for governor,
and the substitution of John Martin, Dem
ocrat, at the head of the Greenback state
ticket. If accomplished, opinions are ex
pressed that St. John, the Republican nom
inee, will be defeated.
Philadelphia, Oct. —The citizens'
committee of 100 endorsed Michael Arnold,
Democratic candidate for judge, nomi
nated Gen. J. William Hoffman and Wal
ter E. Rex, independent Republicans, for
sheriff and register of wills, respectively,
and endorsed legislative candidates in two
senatorial and twelve representative dis
" Holding a Man Up."
Mr. Dan Bell was arraigned before Judge
Burr of the municipal court yesterday
morning upon a charge of "holding
a man up," or robbery, prefer
red by J. K. Metzger, bookkeeper
for . Wilson & Rogers. In his com-:
plaint Metzger accuses Bell of relieving
him of a gold watch, chain and charm, val
ued at §..00. Mr. Bell plead guiltless to
the charge ._ and secured a continuance
of the hearing until this morning, having
given bail in $1,000 for his appearance.
, It is hardly necessary to say that Mr.
Bell denies the accusation of robbery,
though he does not deny having the prop
erty in question, which he claims to be
able to show was given him as security for
$100 loaned Metzger, while that gentleman
was having a "time with the boys" one
evening last week. -:.:;;-.'' __
A meeting will be held this evening, at ihe
office of Drs. McDonald & Senkler, corner of
Wabashaw and Third streets, at 8 o'clock sharp
| to complete the organization of the St. Paul j
I Crickett club. A all attendance of cricketers, j
! friends of the game and base ball players who
are desirous of joining the club, is particularly i
requested. Rules will be \ adopted and officers j
1 elected.. Everything looks favorable for a fine
season of cricket next year.
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The Leading House in St. Paul by way of Largest Stock and
greatest variety, invite the Trade to call and examine our
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NO. 290
Mr. Barnes, of the Northern Pacific, left -'■
last night for Fargo.
Mr. J. B. Power of the St. Paul & Man- j;
itoba road has gone east.
President J. J. Hill, of Jhe St. Paul and .,
Manitoba road* has returned. .'■-*•'-'
Mr. Hiland, of the Chicago, St. Paul and %
Omaha, has gone to Chicago.
Several land hunters, from Goodhue
county, went up to Graf ton last night. ;
■. The pay car of the St. Paul: and Duluth -
road went up on its mission yesterday. ; s .
1 A party- of Swede emigrants went ;.
out yesterday on the St. Paul & Manitoba
road. i- ' •;•"-.'_■'*"•:.
C. B. Melhouse, of'Goodhue, county, left :;
last night for points in the Red river val- •
ley to find land for himself and friends. ->5'
Mr. J. J. Gilbutson, a leading merchant:*;
of Larimore, will soon gD to his home in :._
Wisconsin and take out a colony to Devil's
lake. , . -.„ ': .-.■._ ' -"'■-'' •
A number of new cars for the Canadian ..
Pacific road are going through St. Paul and.
over the St. Paul & Manitoba road to their j?
destination. ." " '■*■■'■
The Grand Division of the Order of
Railroad Conductors of the Uaited States .
and Canada commence holding a conven
tion in St. Paul to-day. -'
Miss Minnie Morgan, a lady who has for |
years been the live stock reporter' on the
New York Times, was in the city yesterday
on her way to.the Yellowstone, where she |
goes to confer with.the stock raisers of the
Northwest. . ;
* Prominent* Germans of Grand Forks,
who are largely interested in lands and bus
iness in the Devil's lake district-are taking :
steps to organize German and Bohemian 1
colonies to locate on the lands tributary to
Devil's lake, and for this purpose they, will ,.
send a delegate .6 Germany this fall to
present the matter to emigrants that in
tend to come to this country.
Hirer News.
The water shows 4 feat $% inches on the
The Josie, of the Diamonl Jo l'ne, will
be the next boat.
The Pittsburgh, of the Diamon i jo line |
left for St. Louis Sunday.
The Keokuk, of the Davidson eiectrio
light line, will be the next boat.
The Grand Pacific, one of the electric?
light line boats belonging to Commodore
Davidson.. left St. Louis a few days ago
and will be at the St. Paul levee up to 12
o'clock to-day, where she will
receive freight and passengers for St.
Louis. She. expects to leave at sharp 12.
The Davidson line of electric light steam
ers, which run between St. Paul and St.Louis
are not stopped by sand bars or anything !
else, but go from levee to levee. The Min
neapolis, which is one of the deepest \
boats that come here to St. Paul, finds
plenty of water. On her last trip she
brought up a very heavy, freight and had
no trouble at all in coming right up to the
St. Paul levee.
,.,, ; A Queer Ordinanc;.
.: Chicago, Oct; 16.—At a me.t'ng of; the
city council a week a ro an din it c - was
passed making a penalty of $25 to $100 to
! be assessed again.! minors found entering
saloons. This evening the mayor returned'
it to the council with a veto message ob
jecting to the lower limit, and advising
that only the highest amount be Lxed,
leaving the rest to the discretion of the po
lice justice. The ordinance was amended '
as suggested. '..'.-'
Monday, October in, 'One, feet.
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In his world-renowned creation,
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As performed in every city in the Unit.-d States,
under the management of
J. M. HILL. .
PRICES—50c, 75c and SI. Salo of seats a"
box office Saturday, Oct. 14th, 9 a.m. 231 .7
Seventh Street, Near Jackson, St. Pad.
COL". J. H. WOOD ....Manager
October loth, and during tho •week, fir; ap
pearance* of Johnny Fibber . and Gray. Lotta.,
Reappearance of Sir. James 3Ia'-k and' Walsh;
Brothers, in new specialties.' Engagement of
the greatest uf all sensational stars, Mr.' Sid C.
France, who will appear in his ■ g.-eat J foui-act
drama,'. "Marked - ■ for Life," . supported by •
Wood's popular stock company. .The perform-,
ance to commence with a laughable farce, by ;
Miss Effie St. Johns. Popuplarprices. Matinees'
Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p. m. October
23, Engagement of llie world renowned actor,
i Mr. C. W. Barry, in his original drama, "Es
caped from Sing Sing." ._>''".'':: •

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