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OSei&l Paper 01 tt:e City and County. Piloted and Published Eve.v Day in the Year, BY THE ST. PAUL GLOBE PRINTING COMPANY So. 821 Wabashaw Street. St. Paul. ""' THE daily globe. ~ ~ SEVEN ISSUES PER WELK, D*ily and Sunday Globe; one dollab per month. SIX I33UES PER WEEK— BY MAIL, Onas¬h 90 cts I Six months $ 5.00 r&n» months $2.50 | Twelve months. . 10.00 THE WEEKLY GLOBE. An sight page paper published every Thurs lap, «ent post paid at $1.15 per year. Three msatbfl Vi trial for 25 cents. ST. PAUL, SUNDAY. JUNE 17. 1883. The opeuiug of the St. Paul art exhibi tion yesterday, in Mannheimer block, was a great display iii point of the display presented. Mr. W. L. Anderson, to whose labors the people of St. Paul are indebted for this exhibition, has reason for congrat ulations. He has developed the fact that SL Paul has a collection of paintings which cannot be duplicated by any city of its size in the country. Ok 1 a .= v Monday morning Gen. John B Smbora, President of the St. Paul Cham ber ot Commerce, delivered a valuable ad dre?- showing the growth and advancement <i' • Paui, giving among other statistics a table which proved that St. Paul had more banking capital than all the other towns of the Slate com bined. The report appeared in full in the GijOue of Tuesday morning and was supposed to appear also in the Pioneer 3'3xx<, but it is now developed that the J. 1., mad 6 two editions and only printed the remarks of Gen. Sanborn in the copies circulated in St. Paul. We have before us a copy of that sheet of Tuesday morning which was ch:n;ated in Minneapolis, and the re port of Gon. Sanborn is missing entirely, other matter occupying the fifth page, whore it appeared in the St. Paul edition Tliat sheet did not dare circulate the favor afcl© report relative to St. Paul !«st it might offend Minneapolis. Das ia the kind of a paper that St. Paul merchants and business men are sustaining by their patronage. If it had been a report of the President of the Minneapolis Board of Trade, it would have appeared in the entire edition of the paper. The Globe submits the fact with out further comment at this time. The account of the fearful accident at Sanderland. England, yesterday, by which 178 children were trampled to death by odo another through the fault of the archi tect and builder of the public hall in which they were attending an entertainment. will be read this morning with a thrill of horror and sympathy. The late disaster at the Brooklyn bridge resembles it in m!dness of affright, but was far behind it in fatality, and the ouly disaster of tke kind in late years approaching it in hor ror -was the terrible tragedy, with similar first cause (the fall of a woman on a stair way) at the burning of the Brooklyn thsater sereral years ago. But U»an iv both these latter cases the ua fortauates were principally grown people, and were capable, if they did not, of using some common sense and facing danger, wtule these poor children, ranging from fwnr to fourteen years of age. were virlual- Ij a troop of terror-stricken innoeenl lambs, where youthful pleasure was chain ed in a moment to the wildest affright, Mm more wretched and heart-rending from tbfe fact that all were ignorant of a canse. and therefore immolated tkemselves upon tho altar of their ignorance and beiif,; the wheels of a juggernaut erected by a fmblitz builder. * HI DOE X WORK. liveth to himself. Tr.ere is an old German '.'■ ■ ' . . oh CUtts thus: During the long co ffif winter, while the roots of g - . . flowers are sleeping, down in tli where no sound is heard but the lapsing of the water around the coral beds, the eltes and geui work with ceaseless activity, ■ Log the seed and juices for the and tries, and mixing the colors for the Hmwki petals. When the time draws >r nature's vernal opening cny. iwake the slumbering plants and shnsb?. and loosen the soil about the root lets, and tend the infant bulbs, nntil all thing? are ia readiness for the grand resurrection of spring. How few of the multitudes who aajay the greenness and beauty nf wood and glen, or the mxns colored flowers of the field and gar den, think of the tireless, unseen workers of the underground world. Elves and geni arabut names for nature's silent forces. Who that sees the rich harvest fields thinks of the labor that has culminated so suc oeasfnlly? Of the clearing of the land, ihe turning up of the sod, all the prepara tion of the soil, and the sowing of the seed, days of toil, night 9of watching and then tbe harvest. In the moral world, as in the natural, the great results are the product of un 3»n, tireless work. Be the harvest wheat »r tares few saw the seed sown. Mankind, like 3 the gnomes and elves of ■atere, are preparing the soil, moving seed, tending tha young shoots, or closing the leaves of plants that may bloom in the Paradise of God; or tktsy are casting a moral mildew, or blight, or sowing tares that shall choke the wheat. "No man liveth to himself." Every thought, every word or act is productive of good or ill. The teaoher of our infant school, as he performs his daily duties, is hardly con scious of the observing, curious eyes that follow his. Many a child has received a lasting bias for good or ill from an un *aspecting teacher. Wot many years ago, the graduating class from one of the most important col leges of this country numbered twenty-five young men, of whom nineteen were avowed infidels. They were the children of Chris tian parents, and the college was a Christian institution, and for a long time no valid cau3e could be found for their apostasy . At last their leader and tocher of ie fidelity was found to be the professor of jritHral sciences, a man of great erudi tif>". genial disposition and most gracious manners. The students began by liking the man, the;, ended by receiving his faith. IVhat good mi^ht not a Christian professor similarly gifted have done! He did not teach infidelity openly, but the covert jiu-br, the half -expressed doubt, the subtile inquiry were the hidden ways by which he turned them away from God. What tireless workers are fathers and mothers, and how careless, too, in sowing the seed of honor or shame. "I wonder what makes my eon such a boor," said a father. Just be cause his father taught him to be one would have been a truthful answer. He was in the habit of calling his wife "old woman," of appropriating the be3t chair to his own use, of calling her to w ait upon him, and of disregarding all table man ners. He commanded his son to treat his mother respectfully and then treated her himself like a servant. There are many such men who profess to be gentlemen and yet sneer at all the refinements of social life. "Manners are the ornaments of actions," saii a noted writer. "Such things are only worthy the attention of a dandy," said one of these bumpkins. A dandy is a person who apes a gentle man, but lacking brains is simply silly, bat a dandy is infinitely superior to a hog. People often sneer at what they have not the inclination or ability to be. Is it any wonder that the boys of to-day are in many case? th 6 most ill-bred animals pos sible? "Visiting the sins of the fathers upon the children" is carried out in many ways. The silent force of evil examples can bring forth results that all men will see. But what hope and courage may not con scientious loving parents derive from God's words. Thongh their children wander from the ■■ight way, "Ye tmy loving kindness will I not take from them" says the eternal God. 'I will be a f:\ther to them and to their eed after them." It is not alone at home or at school that this constant, unseen work is going oa. Everywhere and at all times, morning or evening, night or day until life ends, every man or woman is doing unseen work. The merchant in his counting room, the pro fessional man and the mechanic, all men at all times and in all places, are Bowing seed. "What shall the harvest be':" I'ES TKRUA Y'S F. I L ÜB tS. Undonbt edly the most important failur that has occurred in the commercial world for many years was that of McGeoch, Everingham & Co., of Chicago and Mil waukee, which is recorded this morning. The firm has for years been regarded as one of the strongest in the west. The head, Peter McGeoch, is a Scotchman, long resident in Milwaukee, and identified with the grain trade in that city for nearly thirty years. He has been possessed of abundant means, and was thought to be impregnable, partly becase of his ciution in all transactions, and partly because in all his dealings he was backed by the most substantial capitalists in the west. Within the past ten years he has success fully run corners without number — some times in wheat, again in oats or corn, and occasionally in provisions. His principal partner, Mr. L. Everingham, is a youngt venturesome man. Starting in business withoat a dollar, he had a long series of successes, and speculators began to believe he had found the philosopher's stone. He was shrewd but not cunning Intuition appeared to guide him aright in all his ventures, while judgment, that is usually only the result of ripe experience, enabled him to make fast friends of his victims even while he was fleecing them. He has been for five or six years past 0110 of the most daring and successful operators in both Chicago and Milwaukee, and backed by men supposed to be of limitless wealth, among whom were Alexander Mitchell, Daniel L. Well?, the Ludingtons and others, he has had boundless credit. It was probably his vaulting ambition that led his more con servative partner into the idea that they could buy and hold all the lard in the country for a rise. It is certainly the first time in the business record of Peter " T "Gsoch that a scrap of paper bearing his name has gone to protest, and it is the first time since he and Alexander Mitchell struggled through the financial troubles of IS4'J together that the latter has refused to honor any demands made upon him by Lis fast -liend and countryman. John .Uathei*. I spite of clouds or suushine Join iiathei-. ha? found everything to be o.i deck. His advertisement elsewhere is on ly an allusio. to his business. He has been, all the seas' i, duplicating his stock by mail and telegraph to fill orders of his customers. Everything in the line of carpets, wall papers,; etc., can always be found at his store. St. l'aul StocK. lion;'} and ;»!..■, : ;;urr' Ex- change. A prospectus has been issued for the opening of a stock, bond and mortgage exchange iv room 4, chamber of commerce, on or about June 25. The exchange will be a market for stocks, bonds, mortgages and other securities, and is virtually the same as the chamber of commerce, except that the chamber of commerce is a mar ket for grain, provisions, etc., aud the Stock Exchange is a market fo securi ties. Iv tho Stock Exchange can be bought stocks, bor.ds, mortgages or other securities for cash delivery or on options as grain is sold in the chamber of commerce . The Exchange is started as a necessity for a mar ket for securities where parties who have stocks, bonds, mortgagee or other securities they wish to sell can find a buyer for them, and where per sons who wish to invest money in stocks, govern ment bonds, school, city or county bouds, or loan money on mortgages can find just what they want at the lowest market price . The membership admission fees is fixed at one ::iw.thss.oo; three moHths $10.00; first 100 full memberships $25.00 each; the sec ond 108 memberships will be £100 each; 3d, 4th, and sth 100 mem berships $250 each . The annual dues are fixe<l at $10, and no assessments. Quite a number of prominent men have already secured member ships. A full membership entitles the holder to transact business on the Exchange at any or all meetings of the Exchange . A charge" will be made for listing all stocks, bonds, mortgages, etc., of $1 per each $1,000 er fractional part thereof, except to members of the Exchange, who will be allowed to list all property without charge. The enterprise is under the direct management of Mr . S. H . Wood, and there seems to be an ample field for it to occupy. Business men will doubtless avail themselves of the opportunity to investigate the method of working and secure the facilities offered. Ocean steamships. London, June 1G. — Arrived out: The Labrador, from New York. New Yobk, June 16. — Arrived: The Has b*g, from Bremen, and Rhiwindda, from Cardiff. New Yokk, June 16. — The Fa raday, f rom London. Grand Excursion, Williams Park at White Bear Lake to-day, by the St. Paul Arion, accompanied by the Great Union band. Life Insurance. At a cost of $2 per year on $1,000. On the new plan, semi-endowment, a pereon aged thirty-seren years will pay out in premiums in twenty years $600. He will then receive back one-half face of policy, $500; also, will re ceive net less than $60 in dividends, leaving a balance of $40, which is an average cost of $2 per year. Send for circulars. J. A. Sabin, Bt. Paul, General Agent Washington Life Insurance Company. THE ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 17, 1883. CHAT. The most diverting reading I have found lately is the order of General Drum for the arrest of Major Nickerson prepa ratory to his being tried by court martial on charges ''unbecoming" to an officer and a gentleman. Major Nickerson it will be remembered is that sweet, but just now rudely culled flower of chivalry who sent his wife to Europe on a plausibly contriv ed educational and economical plea for his daughter and himself. Hi 6 unsuspecting consort went, and the major adroitly contrived that she should never have enough money at once to re turn to America. In time|his correspond ence ceased, and next when a certain in terval had passed he got a divorce, mar ried a Baltimore woman, and began a brill iant social career in Washington next door to James G. Blame. But the wife with cruel interference has the divorce set aside as the criminal figment that it is, and behold the gallant major gobbled in the midst of his bliss. and asked to answer charges "unbecom ing" to an officer and a gentleman . Isn't that a neat and non-committal way to put so much rascality? The ques tion naturally arises in the civilian mind in what phraseology the official apprehen sion would couch the coolly planned be trayal and bigamy aforementioned outside of the charmed circle of army life? There is a lovely* esprit de corps which euphemizts meannesses, vices, and even orimes, when they are done in uniform. But ''unbecoming an officer (the officer is first) and a gentleman" is the formula whether it is Major Marcus A. Reno, in the antics of crazy dissipation, or this biga mous other major whose Boonndrelism is going through trie same inane ordeal of ac cusation in the appointed time —if lie's caught, which seems problematical just at the present writing. I turn to the Globe of March 30, 1880, and I come upon a suc cinct bit of biography concerning Major Marcus A. Reno, where the prelude is just the same, to wit: Charge — Conduct unbecoming aa officer ;md gentleman. Specificatien First — La this that Major Mar cus A. Reno, Seventh cavalry, did violate nrd engage in a disreputable disturbance or brawl in a public billiard saloon, and did violently assault and strike Second Lieut. Wm, J. Nichalson, Seventh cavalry, with a billiard cue, with the manifest intent of inflicting severe bodily injury upon the person of said Nichalson, and did per sist in continuing said disturbance until threat ened with arrest by Second Lieut. James S. Petttit, United States Firs: infantry. This at Fort Meade. D. T., on or about the 25th day of October, 1879, to the scandal and diegrace of the military seivic '. Specification Soeond — In this that Major Mar cos A . Reno, Seventy cavalry, was drunk and disorderly in a public billiard room and did several times wantonly and in a riotous manner knock money out of the hands of the saloon keeper, Mr. Joseph Smythe, scattering said money over the floor, and did in a wanton and riotous manner smash in with chairs the glass of one or more of the windows of said billiard saloon . This at Fort Meade, on or about August Bth, 1879. " Specification Third — In this that Major Marcus A. Reno, Seventh cavalry, was in a dis gusting condition of intoxication at the resi dence of Mr. W. S. Fanshawe, post trader. This at Fort Meade, on or about August 3d, 1879. Additional Charge— Conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. Specification ln this, that Major Marcus A. Reno, Seventh cavalry, did in the darkness and at a late hour of the evening, surreptitiously enter the side grounds adjoining the private residence or quarters of his commanding officer, Col. S. D . Sturgis, and did peer into a side and rotlrod window «f the fan 1 ' I}'1 }' Bitting room of said private residence or quarters, approaching so near and so stealthily as to very seriously af fright and alarm that portion of the family of said Col. S. D. Sturgis which had not yet re tired: for the night, and were still below stairs and occupants of said family sitting room. All this at Fort Meade, D. T.. between the hours of 9 and 11 o'clock p. m., on or about November 10. 1879. To which charges and specifications the ac cused. Maj. Reno, Seventh cavalry, pleadec "Not Guilty."' Now Webster tells us that the meaning of unbecoming is unsuitable, indecent, in decorous, and the charges and specifica tions show that Major Marcus A. Reno was on repreheusibly intimate terms with all these adjectives, and nothing more serious, unless perhaps the prudence which saved him to fi^ht another day after Custer didn't neod him. But the common mir^d — outside the army — would straightway find other terms to designate the rascality of Major Nickerson, and it would likewise be glad to know that such conduct is only possible to "gentle men" of the Nickerson school, the Yelver ton school and the Valentine Baker school in its refinement of damaging and detesta ble cruelty. The roturier or commoner may thump his wife, and desert her, but fortunately he is seldom educated to the pitch of sending her to Europe, keeping her there on short allowance, and then setting her aside to marry some one more to his humor. Why. what a howl of derision and de nunciation old man Tabor started a while Ago when he set out for Washington with his dashing new mate and those wonderful night shirts, costing singly $50! Did anybody say 'twas conduct "unbe coming a gentleman?" Presumably not, because he wasn't — above all and first and foremost he wasn't an '•officer," nor a decent common man. Bat even if he wasn't a "gentleman," his conduct was "unbecoming" enough to excite the strongest language of disappro val throughout the land, without the pal liating circumstance being mentioned, either that his old woman let him off with the stunning McCourt, at his own figure deep in his fortune. That wedding breakfast of his in Wash ington, with the chief magistrate of the nation one of the guests, an ac cident, too, like his host — was one of those rare scenes worthy of the pen of Thackeray and the pencil of Ho garth where the combination was infamy, enormous wealth, and political corruption running amuck in unchecked exhibition. The Nickerson "unbecoming" conduct is current now, but the Yelverton "unbe comingness" is in the grave, and so is Teresa Longworth who was adjudged to be his wife by a couple of courts. This "gentleman" gave it as his drawling opin ion in the Dublin trial that there was no virtue a person of his exalted species was bound to respect except that of blue blood. This "gentleman" was the son of Barry Yelverton, a semi- scrub Irishman who was raised to the peerage by his vote for the union as Lord Avonmore. He is best known as the friend of Curran, and as the person who said to his mother that he wished he had eleven more shirts — because every gentleman should have a dozen! The railway exploit of Col. Valentine Baker is too recent also for explanation. He is now Pasha Baker in the sultan's army, in the congenial atmosphere of Con stantinople, where he can without any dis grace make a most elegant Turk, because if he isn't of the breed of the Bradys, he is surely fond of tobacco and ladies. To square illustrations there ought to be another "unbecoming" colonel as well as the two unbecoming majors, which brings Colonel Wellesley into the quadrilateral of worthies. He was aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria and military attache at Vienna, a fine soldier and rising diplomatist, who renounced a beautiful wife and children to become the "protector" of a pretty dancing woman with two "accidents" of her own . Miss Kate Vaughan represents a good bit of social ruin for the brilliant officer and attache who holds her wraps during the performance and takes her offspring for their morning walk, probably while their light footed mother is at rehearsal for her evening steps. In extraordinary parlance a boil is de scribed as a subcutaneous inflammation with a suppurating core. But it's a boil all the same. In Major Nickerson's case the "conduct unbecoming an officer (first) and a gentle man" (last), is unvarnished rascality in spite of all the circumlocutory euphemism in the world. CASUALTIES. ' TKRRIHLE Tils ASTER AT A II ALT, IX SI'XItKELAXi . FXULAXn. Nearly Two Hundred Children Trampled to Death— The Day's Record ol Fatalities Throughout the World . London, June 16.— A terrible calamity involving the death of 178 children, oc curred in Sunderland, County of Durham, this evening. From the details received it appears that an entertainment given in Victoria hall by a conjurer was attended almost altogether by children, several thousand being present. The accident oc curred at the close of the entertainment. The body of the hall had been entirely cleared of occupants, when some 1,200 of the little ones came rushing down stairs from the gallery. At the top of the first flight of stairs was a door which opened only twenty inches, and thus but one child was permitted to pass through at a time at this point. While the mass of children were pushing forward, one of them fell and was unable to rise, owing to the others crowding. The result was a great number were pushed down, trampled on and suffocated. The scene was terrible, and no effort could stop the mad fury of the frightened children. They came on pell-mell, though strange ly without much shouting, and soon 178 were knocked down and suffocated to death, by the others trampling upon them. The greater number of bodies, which were badly mangled from trampling, laid seven or eight feet deep. Many of the victims and others who were not killed had the clothing torn from their bodies and this together with the bleeding bodies of the unfortunates' shown the terrible nature of the struggle. The ages of 178 children known to have been killed, ranged from four to fourteen years. The excitement in town, when the news of the disaster spread was terrific. Great crowds rushed to the scene until 20,000 persons sur rounded the hall . The feeling was so in tense that the authorities ordered out sixty-eight infantry to preserve order. The work of getting out the bodies bogau immediately- They were laid out in the halls, the parents of those killed being ad mitted to identify the bodies of their children. The most heartrending scenes transpired while the identification was in progress. The mothers of dead children constantly uttered shrieks and many faint ed on the discovery of bodies. A DEPOT STRUCK. Cleveland, June 16. — Lightning struck the railway station at Lagrange this even ing, melted the telegraph lines, and four men, A. P. Wilcox, William Wilcox. Jas. Monore and an unknown man from Cleve land, who were standing by a window, were knocked down and made unconscious, but subsequently recovered. KILLED EY LIGHTNING. Kansas City, June IG.— A heavy thun der storm visited this vicinity this evening doing some damage to property in the city, but not serious. The movements of the trains were more or less interrupted by washouts. James M. Darrow, yard mas ter of the Hannibal & St. Joseph, while di recting the making up of trains at the union depot, was struck by lightning and killed. The deceased was superintendent of the Kaw Valley division of the order of railway conductors and well known through the Missouri valley. A BOSTON OPEEA HOL'^i: L'UBNED. Boston, June 10.— Gray's Opera Louse is burned. Loss xIOO.OOO. E. H. Gray, proprietor of the Opera house, says every one in his part of the building escaped. There was but little confusion and no one was hurt. He wa« in the bar room when the fire started. There were over a hun dred in the house, and upon the stage were twenty-three actors', the most of whom saved their wardiobes. Gray estimates his loss at $10,0C0. C. W. Burnham, who oc cupies a part of the basement, lost $3,0)0. At 4 o'clock the fire was under control. A five story building opposite, occupied by the American Steam Gauge company, was saved only by perforated pipes, which drenched the buildings. The loss will reach $100,000. Occupants who lose everything are in the basement; C. W. Bunker, blacksmith, goldsmith planing 4c, first floor, Gray's Opera house Larnmgwood & Co., and a wood working establishment; second floor, W. O. Tyler & Co, machinists; Labotts, locksmith; J. F. Gunn, cold iron worker; E. Pickett. machinist; third floor, Fred Chase, pat tern worker, E. Pickett, machinist; fourth floor, Warner, Barton &, Co., machinists, Moore & Daly, machinists; Fifth floor, Oakes Manufacturing company, and a fancy iron work establishment. The workmen in the building barely escaped, not saving their tools. Some fears are expressed that alldid not escape.Gray says all the employes in his theatre got out. There was a stampede in the audience, but it is not known that any one was hurt or that any failed to reach the street before the flames reached the auditorium. The insurance will not reach $50,000. A Sure Cure fer Rupture. Dr. C. W. H. Burnham the great truss ex pert of Triumph Truss Go's, of New York and Philadelpliia,who is stopping at Exchange hotel, St. Paul, has found such a demand for his treatment in this city that he will be obliged to remain at Exchange hotel a short time longer. He examines ruptured persons free of charge and guarantees the cure of even,- ease he under takes. See advertisement in this paj» to-day and if ruptured call and see Dr. Burnhmn. Sunday at MinnetonkaTj^Four trains daily via Manitoba line. For a fine suit or pants pattern, attend the j auction sale of the Scheffer Bro.'s stock of mer chant tailoring goods, at their stand, No. 58 W. Third street, on Tuesday next. White Bear Lake Williams Park. Great family feast to-day, under the auspices of the S*. Paul Arion singing society. PETER PETERS. [Continued from First Page.] by .no one to any cause, save that an effort was made to maintain price to a high pitch by speculative methods. During the day many rumors of failures were current, and even fonnd their way into print, doing injustice in some in stances, and contradictions and explana tions followed the first publication. It is openly known that many firms are in deep water, but as a matter of fact the known failures do not exceed six to eight in num ber, and some of these are insignificant ones. In addition to Holley & Allen, al ready reported, G. M. Ball & Co. gave no tice to close out their deals and have gone under. Ellis & Lightner and Tabor & Wilson, frankly announced they are struggling against odds, but both express the belief that they will weather the storm, and will know definitely Monday. M. B. Crafts & Co. and William Martin & Co. are among those reported as having failed MITCHELL WOULDN'T ANTE. Milwaukee, June 16.— Alexander Mitch ell, president of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad company, in an inter view to-night, says he never promised Mc- Geoch one cent to support his deal, but ad mits he was asked to advance money and refused, because he was not approached in a business like manner. He added hs would have given a large sum outright. and would willingly have advanced $250,- OOOif that would have averted the failure, but he could not assume the whole load carried by McGeooh and the latter offered no security. THE LOSSES of the six firms outside of McGeoch, whose names have already been given, are estimated as follows: J. M. Ball & Co., $100,000; Ellis & Lightner, $60,000; Tabor & Wilson, $40, 000: Holly & Allen, $30,000; Crofts & Co., $30,000; Martin & Co., $10,000. One In dianapolis firm is reported to have bee* caught to the extent of $45,000, but no name is (riven. McGeoch was reported to have been worth $500,000, and his leading partner, Daniel L. Wells, is supposed to have been worth $3,000,000. A member of the broken firm in an interview to-night ascribed the failure in a measure to the lard investigation, and declared it caused local banks to scale down on their advances, and by this means the crash was hurried on prematurely, and but for which fact the firm might have been able to carry out their contracts. WHAT PETEB SAYS. McGeoch, in an interview to-night, as serted that the pending lard investigation, which his firm had instituted, was the primary cause of the failure. It had re duced consumption, created doubt in very many quarters, very materially decreased speculation and placed the firm in a posi tion where it could no longer carry on its deals, fle asserted that he would con tinue to prosecute the lard investigation. He could not state, until the smoke had cleared away, to what extent or in what manner his firm could meet its liabilities. THE NEWS IN NEW YOBK. New Yobk, June 16, — Fowler Brothers, agents in this city of McGeoch, Evering ham & Co., were not at their office to-day, and their representative could not give any information. On the floor of the pro duce exchange to-day there was an active time and a crowd iv attendance especially for Saturday, but at no time was there any excitement to indicate that owing to the Chicago failures, a panic was feared. Dealings in lard were very heavy, and a fear was expressed that some failures would be reported in the lard trade, but otherwise the market was strong. NEW lOEK. [Special Telegram to the Globe. J New Yobk, June 16. — The market to-day has not been so satisfactory to the bulls as yesterday. There was but a small busi ness transacted, and the early feeling was dull and weak. There was a break in the morning, but this was partially recovered later on. St. Paul sold down to 105, but closed at 105%. Northwestern opened at 132%, sold up to 133 W, and then receded to li>2;^4'. Vanderbilt brokers are particu larly bullish. One who is supposed to represent the views of Mr. Wm. H. Vander bilt more closely than any other, said to day ho believed the Vandorbilt stocks would sell much higher, and that the short interest would cover several points above ruling rates. There is understood to be a basis of truth in the report that a large short interest in Lake Shore has been settled on private term-. The result increased the general uncer tainty. Those who realized 2 points lower feel very unwilling to buy now what they sold then. Those who were short when the rise began, and who have been averaging up, find their outstanding interest larger than is pleasant in view oi the general strength of prices. It was officially an nounced this morning that Geo. Gould reached Queen-town at !> o'clock. Tho people who so persistently denied the fact j of Mr. Gould sailing for Europe find j themselves in a rather unenviable i position. It is understood Mr. Gould I proposed to leave the steamer at Queens town and speed as rapidly as possible to London. A prominent Wall street house telegraphed last night to one of the gov ernors of the London Exchange for infor mation as to whether an application for the listing of Western Union had been made. He received an answer that up to this morning no formal application to list had been entered. It is claimed by others that the application could not properly be made until a certain amount of stock was registered in the names of residents of the United Kingdom. It is supposed that the stocks conveyed by Mr. Gould will be made the basis for the appli cation to list. It is understood something in connection with St. Jo <fc Western is likely to be announced within a few days. The rumor is that the St. Jo «fc Western is to be leased to the Missouri Pacific. This done the Missouri Pacific is to surrender its lease of the Central branch, which will then be leased by the Burlington <fe Quincy and extended to a point on the Burlington and Quincy line. The object of the move • is alleged to be the prevention of extension into Missouri Pacific territory by the Bur lington & Quincy. . The Baudry-Ray Murder Trial. i [ Special Telegram to the Globe. | 1 Waeben, Minn., June 16. — The jury ia ; 1 the Beaudry-Rav murder trial came in at ' ! 3:30 p. m. to-day with a verdict of mur- ' s der in the first degree against Camille j i Ray. Judge Steams sentenced him to ! hard labor for life. The j udge's oharge ; i to the jury was palpably biased, being a 1 magnificent argument for conviction, coy- I ering an hour and twenty-five minutes, of t which not more than three minutes was i given to the defense. The verdict meets with general disapproval. Expressions I of horror and curses are freely indulged I in. The case will be appealed. Mrs. ■ Beaudry was admitted to bail in the sum c of $500, which was furnished at once. The universal belief exists that she will s never be brought to trial. The court ad- ; journed sine die. AMUSEMENTS. Now that the heated term is upon us, the season in which "society" ignores "hall" shows and so far as finances will allow, seek recreation and rest at some summer resort with its boating and shade accom paniments, the Opera house attractions begin to fall away. The past week, the Opera house wa3 occupied but on Friday and Saturday evening, and Saturday mat inee. The attractions, however, was in it 3 particular line, variety, the be 8t visiting St. Paul daring the year, Tony Pastor and his "own company" of variety artists. The audience on the opening night was simply immense, standing room being at a premium, while both the mat inee and evening performance were large ly attended. The company is strong in every feature, and well deserving the very liberal patronage it has received, At Wood's Opera house, corner of Sev enth and Jackson streets, the attractions for the week were Minnie Oscar Gray and W. T. Stephens in the sen sational drama of "Swift and Sure" and an attractive olio to good business. This week the same artists and their five won derful dogs, Romeo, Zip, Hero, Leo and Major, will appear in the new drama of "Scotty Briggs; or, Roughing It," and a specially strong olio with new faces, songs, etc. Barlow, Wilson it Co.'s Minstrels. The honor of inaugurating the amuse ments of the coming week at the Opera house has most happily fallen to Barlow, Wilson A Co.'s Minstrel compa ny. Messrs. Barlow and Wilson, and many of their supporting artists are well known to St. Paul audiences as the very cream of the profession. The company appears at the Opera house Tuesday and Wednesday evening.. The Milwaukee Sentinel of the 12th inst., says of the com pany as it appeared in that city, and as it will appear here: The house was crowded again last night by an uproariously enthusiastic audience, and this despite the drizzling rainstorm which set in shortly before dark. Barlow, Wilson & Co.'s minstrels are standard favorites in Milwaukee and seldom fail to draw large audiences. Their popularity is due entirely to the originality and ex cellence of their entertainment. The per formance last night was remarkable in that it covered with novel completeness every feature of what is now called negro minstrelry — the singingr by the quartet Messrs. Temple, Vernon, Bel knap and Harding, especially be ing very good. George Wilson is the same laughter-provoking comedian as of yore, and not a whit behind him is Frank Cushman and the "only Leon," late of Haverly's Mastodons. Schoolcraft and Coes appear in an amusing sketch, and the "four aces" bring down the house with their agile antics. The performance con cludes with a neat sketch entitled "Lang try; or Ben Butler and the Jersey Lily." The. audience last night was very liberal with applause and encored the special ties again and again. The engagement will close Wednesday night. Tony Denier'.s "Ilmnpty Dumpty." Following the above comes Tony Denier with his annual presentation of "Humpty Dumpty" and accompanying attractions, occupying the Opera house Thursday, Fri day and Saturday evenings and Saturday matinee, four performances of unstinted fun and merriment. The Philadelphia Enquirer says: Tony Denier's "Humpty Dumpty" troupe appeared last evening before the largest audience that probably ever assembled in this popular theater. The pantomime was produced in a style of remarkable excel lence, and the entire performance passed off amid the most hilarious amusement of the vast crowd assembled to witness it. No brighter or merrier company of play ers have ever appeared upon the stage of the Walnut in pantamime and burlesque, and there was nothing said or done that was not received with the most vociferous explosions of laughter or hearty enjoy ment. The spirit of fun was rampant and all-prevading upon the stage, and never failed to win the favor of the audience. Xot to b<- Lost Sight of. A fact that should not for a moment be Lost sight of is that W. W. Cole's colossal circus aud menagerie is to be in St. Paul Tuesday, July 3. With this show is to be seen Samson, the largest of living ele phant?.; the wonderful troupe of perform ing Arab*; James Robinson, the champion bare back rider, and a host of noted arenio performers, presenting one of the most stupendous tent show% in the world. Lillian Jiusnell, '"To my mind she is the most beautiful and talented lady, and can command a better salary than any other comic opera singer on the boards.*' Such was the judgment rendered by Tony Pastor the veteran actor and mana ger, last evening, when the name of Lillian Russell was mentioned. The latter is as all know, an operatic artiste, who has been before the public but a comparatively brief period, but in that brief period has attracted an admiration more pronounced and universal than any of her predecessors or contemporaries. She has lately been brought into conspicuous notice by her sudden departure for London with Solo man, author of the opera Billy Taylor, and last night Mr. Pastor, who first brought Mrs. Braham, nee Russell, out, spoke of her from an artistic standpoint. "Is she handsomer than Langtry," ho was asked. "Far handsomer," he replied, ; but her beauty is of a different type." "You are familiar with her operatic his tory; when did she first come to the sur face "She first sang in the chorus with the Rice Surprise party, in the fall of 1880. I gave her an appearance at my theater in New York, as a ballad singer. In Novem ber of that year she sang the character of Mable in the Pirates of Penzance, also in Olivette. With my permission she accom panied Willie Edouin to San Francisco, and upon her return she sang in the Snake Charmer, produced by McCaull. While she was with him he got her to sign a contract, which, however, she tried to break but was unable to do so. She was under contract to fill the summer season of 1882 with me in New York, but she was sick and upon the advice of her physician took a rest and went to Chicago. Right here I may say that she did so with my consent and any idea of feeling on my part is erroneous. I have the kindest wishes for her success. I did think it strange that McCaull was so unprofessional as to procure her to sign a contract when she was under engagement to appear under my management. Last fall she opened in the Bryon theater in Solomon and Stevens' opera of Virginia, singing in the title role. During that period she was taken sick and had trouble with AlcCanll. After she got well she re mained in his company until her trip to Europe.,' "The statement has been made that she eloped with him. Is that the impression in New York?" "I know only what yon do; only what has appeared in the papers. Bat I don't believe it. Why, she's a married woman." "Bat not living with her husband is she?" "No, but there was no scandal about her separation. They were unable to agree and so decided to live apart." "There 13 also a rumor that she levantel with George Gould. Have you bewd acy thing about such an escapade^" "Nothing but what I've read in the pa pers. Sut there's no foundation for it. She's long wanted to visit Europe and the opportunity to do so nnprofeasionally could Ko fc be resisted. Solomon inteuds to star hcr'in Virginia, which has never been produced in London, 1 believe, and she'll score a success." "What was her first success as a lyric artiste?" '•She made her first great hit in Pa tience, then as Susau in Billee Taylor." "Did she create a sensation?" "Yes. she was a source of infinite admi ration to young New Yorkers. But all of them were simply moths that fluttered about her as about a candle. She was, in short, the queen of the dudes." "Is George Gould esteemed a dude?" "Well, Gould ranks with them. A dude with us is not the type of that creation imagined out here." 'What is a dude, then, according to the signification put upon 'it' in New York?" "A young man of education, wealth, re spectability and eccentricity ?" "Is George Gould a young man of edu cation, respectability and eccentricity:" "As I told you he ranks with the dudes." •■Who is Solomon?" '"He's a young man about thirty years ot age, the author of Billee Taylor and an Englishman." " It is said that Lillian will meet with a warm reception from his wife when they reach London." '•He has no wife there, and the elopment story is very thin, Miss Russell is nut the kind of ajwoman to got infatuated with Solomon or any other m:m." "Speaking of his London wife, who was it that laid siege to his affections in New York while he was there ?"' "He has no wife in London. Edith Blard was the name of the woman who made some trouble for him in New York. But Miss Russeil has not eloped with him. Her depaiture is simply a matter of busi ness. The trouble with her thongh is, she never had any head for business, and her success in a measure spoilt her." "It may be stated parentheticall; . o marked a writer the other day, thai Bland claims to be the wife of Solo. . .. Edith was once beautiful, bu! sfa grown to weigh something in the neighb 3r hood of twenty stone, while Solomon kicks the beam at 100 pounds, and according to rumor if Edith catches him when he reaches the other side, the glory of Solo man will be farther than ever behind that of Lillian." KenewiDg the conversation Mr. Pastor was asked what opinion was entertained regarding th 3 impending crisis in Haver ly's affairs among professional people. "I know nothing about it. The only feeling that can be expressed is that he has two many irons in the fire. No one man can conduct theatrical business and other ventures successfully." "Why not?" '•Because he hasn't brain enough to run half a dozen ventures at a time." "Will he get on his feet again ?" "If he's off his feet he will if he runs one business at a time and lets other things alone. And why not? There's co man in the profession more highly es teemed than Mr. Haverly, and he can get all the capital he wants to conducts the theatrical business. What's to hinder him ?" The reporter gave it np. "Who is generally considered the most successful manager in the country ?" "That's difficult to determine, and opinions differ. I think I have been more than successful, but then, you see, I'm with my company all the time and tend to business. In the legitimate the Mallorys, who have been running Hazel Kirke. and Shook <fc Collier, in the Sights of London, have been eminently successful. In the minstrelsy and variety business, 1 think Mike Leavett, Thatcher, Primrose & West, now playing at Niblo's, and myself have been exceptionally blessed in that par ticular." Recurring to Lillian Russell, Mr. Pastor emphasized what he had previously re marked concerning the lady, and predicted that her success in the future would be notable. Emmett JJ^ht Artillery. Friday evening the Emmett light artil lery was inspected by Adjutant General Havrley. The command was in full dre3s uniform with sabres. After the general reviewed the battery dismounted, each man was inspected personally and the roll called. Of a rosttr of sixty officers and n en. forty-three r nswered the call, two were reported sick, five absent from the city on furlough. The adjutant general complimented Capt. McCarthy and his command on the soldierly appearance of the men and the clean and neat condition of their uniforms and arms. The command then went through the various foot move ments of a battery in very creditable style. The battery being a St. Paul company will celebrate the Fourth of July in the city by a mounted parade in the morning and at noon will fire the national salute of thirty-eight guns. In the afternoon the boys and their friends will picnic at the residence grounds of Hon. Ed. Rice on Mississippi street. The First regiment band will furnish the musio for the parade and picnic. At the latter, dancing, athletic sports and games will be the order, and the lady friends of the bat tery will furnish the refreshments. Families, parties, picnics and church socia bles supplied with first-class ice cream at Trav is' candy kitchen, 444 Jackson street. Proposals for State Printing. Four sealed proposals for the execution of the state printing for the current year were opened at the state bouse yesterday afternoon by the state commissioners of public printing, Secretary of State Fred Yon Baumbach, State Auditor W. W. Braden and State Treasurer Charles Eittelson. The bidding on this printing, which wa3 divided into fiva classes, was for the great est per centum of discount from the maxi mum prices therefor allowed by state law in each class, as advertised in the propos als for contract, and the names of the classes, the parties and the percentum of discount bid are as follows: p nj hj » a §3 2. &• 5" « S & 9. Bi O 4 3 C 3 2. o to a r; II: ? i Clares 12 3 4 5 J.W.Cunningham 51 50 51 40 55 P.J. Gieson 30 30 *5 35 (0 J. J. Lemon 15 25 35 25 65 L.Harrison 30 30 51>.< 40 57}£ The bids of J. W. Cunningham of 51 and 50 on the first and second class, and that of L. Harrison oi">l%, 40 and 57^ on the third, fourth and fifth classes, secure them the contracts for the respective state printing, the same as they held it last rear. -Base Ball. At New York — 12; Chicagos 1. At Providence — Providence 12* De troit 3. ' At Philadelphia— Philadelphia* 1- Buf falos 2. ••• • At East Saginaw— Saginaws 15; Quincy At Toledo — Pcoria 11; Toledo 6. At Indianapolis— Nationals 5; Cinoin natis 1. At New York— New Yorks 5; Cleve lands 3.