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A Day of Panic in All the Markets on
tho Chicago Board.
The Pins Knocked From Under Corn
I and Oats Likewise.
Mess Pork Drops a Round Dollar a
Barrel During the Day.
Stocks Unsteady ami Lower—The Class
Operating in Wall Street.
[Special Teleeriun to the Glob vl
Chicago, July 9. — The strength recently
gained by the grain markets was swept
away to-day, and the provision l irket
was the scene of a. small panic. NL'.»ody
i to touch products at any figure.
Everything was demoralized. The grain
men say provisions broke their market,
te packers retort, that their prices
because of the .-innipede in corn and
wheat. The hitter grain weakened on re
}>o::< uf failures in the grain trade abroad
:;: J free arrivals from the new crop in St.
the only support being less favor
able crop reports from California, which
were more than comptusaled by an im
! condition east of the Rocky moun
tains. There was no shipping demand of
consequence, only three cars being in
spected out of store. The Liverpool and
London reports were unfavorable, £and
prices opened iz^'Xi 0 lower on a basis of
$1.02 for August, soan declined to $I.ol^,
but there was free buying by the bulls, in
cluding Lindblom & Co., Fairbank & Co.
and G. C. Walker & Co. This frightened
the local shorts, who bought freely. The de
mand thus created advanced prices to $1.02,
but when the shorts were filled the demand
was less urgent and prices settled down to
99}£c, and closed at Ip.m. at 99% c The
deferred futures were equally weak and
irregular, bulls feeling it impossible to
sustain prices with absence of outside
support. The panic in provisions also had
a depressing influence on grain. Quite an
active business was transacted. The
weather was cool and favorable for the
growing crop, and crop advices were en
couraging; the receipts were fair, and
there was scarcely any shipping demand.
The market opened about %c lower and
ruled steady, prices fluctuating within a
small range, but shortly before the close
the speculative offerings were increased
very materially, and with only a light de
mand prices receded 2((t2}£c per bushel
b^low ouside figures reached, and finally
closed about 2%@2%c lower than the
closing figures on "change Satur
day. The cause for the heavy
pressure to sell and the large
offerings coining on the market,
all at once could not bo ascertained, though
various rnmwrs were circulated, one being
that hot corn had been received in New
York. Ou the call there was a trifle more
confidence and l 4 c more was offered
than at 1 o'clock. Some 1.250,000 bushels
were sold on call. There yet seems to be
no one willing to buy and hold, and the
large amount here in store until moved
out is almost sure to drag down in price
the entire crop. The talk is that cash
wheat may sell at 90<^in this market be
fore any advance will become permanent.
The flour trade is again brought to a
standstill. The market is still very dull
and there is no prospect for any improve
ment, with buyers scaroe for any grade or
quality, and there is little expectation that
we will have much improvement untii the
new wheat is ready and dry enough for
grinding, the trade having fair stocks on
hand and outside buyers have no orders at
near present quoted prices. The produc
tion has been lisjht all the summer, and is
not over one-third the capacity of the
mils of the west, but even this small
quantity cannot be worked off, and there is
quite a pressure to sell and clean up the
old stock before the new begins to move.
The improved wheat prospects and the
lower prices for the same, and predictions
for still lower prices, has had the effect to
take all the life out of the flour market,
and few are willing to make investments
while the prospect is so poor. Home deal
ers are taking only enough for immediate
wants, and shippers and exporters are out
of the trade entirely. Rye flour was very
da!!, aud could hardly be sold at all. Bran
and all milletuffs were in only fair supply
and doing better, with bran improving $1
per ton for the week, or $ 10.50 per ton,
and other kinds to a light ex
tent. There were received here during
the week 53,550 barrels of flour, or
12,000 more than during the same period
of 1882. The shipments amounted to
4."».:172 barrels.
Corn was active and the feeling decid
edly unsettled. Early in the day there
was a good business transacted on specu
lative account, and the market ruled rather
£ rm. prioes advancing about \ic over open
ing figures, then eased off a trifle, and
ruled steady for awhile, but shortly before
the close of the session the market became
very weak, under a heavy pressure to sell,
and prices declined quite rapidly to a
point about 3}|c below the outside figures
reached. The buying orders were all
pretty well filled early, and when the top
prices were reached the demand fell off
very materially. Shippers bo ught fairly.
The market closed \%@l%c lower than
closing figures Saturday. The weakness
in provision circles and other local causes
were advanced as the cause for
the break. No. 2 was in
fair request and sold early at 51 fa:
MV^'c and fair trading within this range,
but later broke off almost instantly to 50c
without giving holders a chance to sell,
and closed at about 49 1 4C On call prices
T?ere firmer and \{<m x /z c higher. A mill
ion bushels were Bold. August recovered
from titlfc. where it stopped at 10 o'clock,
to .V> 'yC Priea3 early in the day were at
the highest point reached in the reaction
and even at the top there was some reluc
tance about selling large quantities, but
when the markets gave way the foundation
was completely knocked from under corn
at one blow. There were some strong buy
ers to-day and it will take still lower fig
ures to shake the present holders out. The
bulls predict higher values to-morrow.
Only 419 cars arrived to-day.
Oats were dull and weak. There was a
decline in prices for all future deliveries
of No . 2. A marked falling off was no
ticed in the speculative demand, and the
market was further depreseed by the down
ward tendency of prices for other
commodities. The decline amounted to
%(d,"i-%c cash and the near futures sus
taining the greatest reduction. No. 2
cash sold early at 3»s^c, but at the close
was dull at 35c. There was a fair shipping
demand for No. 2 white and for sample
lots. Most of the business in these was
done at steady prices, for orders were
mostly executed early in the session before
the speculative market had declined to
any great extent . Late in the session the
feeling was weak and dull generally, ter
minating finally in quite a panicky mar
ket. The market closed at about inside
prices and aa compared with Saturday's
closing the following exhibit is made:
July sold lC'^c lower: August declined l^'c;
September broke II4C, and year shows J ; .c
decline. Oo the call there was more
steadiness and a shade higher range of
values. There were 133 cars received.
Rye was dull and quiet, closing } 4 ' , < ,'c
The market for hog products was quite
active to-day in a general way, but an un
settled and weak feeling prevailed during
the greater portion of the day, and a ma
terial reduction in prices was submitted to.
The weakness was attributed to the large
receipts anu Lower prices for hogs, the
dread, not the prevalence of yellow fever
in the South, and the unfavorable repcrts
from all depending markets. The offer
ings for future delivery were quite free,
and the demand fairly active, but mainly
for shorts. The shipping demand was
light for most descriptions. Foreign ad
vices were unfavorable to holders, and an
other decline of 6d in bacon was reported.
Eastern markets were easier. The re
ceipts of product were fair, and the ship
ments of all kinds quite liberal. The de
cline was in the face of large buying or
ders from eastern shorts, which were on
the market from the start. Over 150,000
packages were bought by these
firms in almost the first hour. Mess pork
was worst affected by the scare and a reg
ular panic prevailed among holders who
sold regardless of price. An even dollar
was lost from Saturday's prices. Septem
ber opened at $15.05 or 35c under Satur
day's closing sales, fell to $14.37^, being
a decline of *6.25 from the highest price
reached on the boom in May. \t the close
5c better was paid.
The offerings of lard were moderately
free, and the inquiry fairly active. Prices
ruled weak during the greater portion of
the day, opening lOfa 15c lower per 100
pounds and declining with frequent slight
j fluctuations lOfa 15c additional and clos
| ing rather tame at the inside figures of
! the day. Shipping demand fair iv a quiet
j way. The feeling on call was steadier and
j 2 l o'c better was offered.
All seem to agree to-night thai provis-
J ions are scraping bottom, and a man
would be insane to sell short now. This
is undoubtedly low day and unless some
unexpected and unfortnitoas happening
occurs provisions will henceforth be on
a healthier basis.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. I
New Yobk, July 9 . — The bears had it
all their own way to-day. Stocks were on
the down grade from the opening . Mani
toba scored the most serious decline, being
off 5 percent, from Saturday's figures.
The Vanderbilts were quite feeble, par
tioularly New York Central . There was a
rally during the afternoon, and the bulls
seemed to be demoralized at the sudden
change in tone. There was a good deal
doing in Union Pacific. It broke below
94. St. Paul and Northwestern did not
yield much. At below 105, there appeared
to be orders to purchase the former. The
Northern Pacifies were decidedly weak, the
common selling below 51. The bears were
in complete control of the market at the
It is a curious fact that the great host of
operators are not professionals in stocks
and produce, and rarely look for the sell
ing side of a market . They must buy or
do nothing. It is incontestably as safe to
sell short after an advance as to buy after
a decline, and judgement alone is needed
in either transaction. It is to be remem
bered, too, that the great chapter of acci
dents will always read in favor of the spec
ulator for a decline, and should it at any
time have anything serious in store, no
amount of present caution in buying will
cause regret in future . On an unsteady
I market the rule to sell on decided rallies
and buy on decided declines is a gacd one
to follow.
London, July 9. — The Mark Lane Ex
press in its view of the British grain trade
the past week says: The favorable weather
has been of great benefit to the crops .
Trade quiet, slightly in favor of buyers .
Foreign wheats depressed, there being
over supply. Best brands of flour un
changed, and others somewhat cheaper.
Trade in cargoes off coast stagnant.
Eleven arrivals during the week and one
sale and one cargo withdrawn . Eleven
remain, of which four are California car
goes. Sales of English wheat during the
week, 38,533 quarters at 42s 4d per quar
ter, against 14,591 quarters at 47s 7d dur
ing the corresponding week last year.
Ordered North.
Galveston, Tex., July 9. — The agents
of the bark, Salome, at 9 this morning re
ceived a telegram from the owners in Nor
way ordering her to proceed to whatever
northern port would be the most profitable
and advising Hampton Roads as being the
best. The Salome is the vessel with yel
low fever aboard and now in quarantine
here, aud lately from Vera Cruz.
New Orleans Jubilee lingers.
Everybody is going to hear them to-night, at
Jackeon street M. E. Church.
A Madman Cleans Out Several Rooms,
Fires a Pistol Recklessly, and Ends His
Job by Trying to Put a .Bullet Through
His Brain -Attempt to Poison a Family
in Indiana— Murder in New York— Two
Jersey City Policemen Shot by a Burglar
—A Cow Boy Killed— Divers Deviltries.
1 8pecial Telegram to the Globe.J
Dcs Moines, lowa, July 9. — On the 10
o'clock train from the east, Sunday, there
arrived a man who registered at the Mor
gan house as Henry Seager, from Swains,
N. V., and after paying for his room in ad
vance was assigned to fifty-four, next to the
southwest corner, on the third floor of the
hotel. Nothing unusual was noticed about
the fellow's actions until 4 o'clock, when the
occupant of room fifty-three heard him
talking in a loud tone of voice. It was im
mediately evident the man was crazy. He
seemed to be holding a colloquy with im
aginary persons whom he believed to be
seeking his life. He first remonstrated,
saying if he had done anything they should
arrest him and take him to police head
quarters- rather than kill him . This talk
became louder, and finally the occupant
of room fifty-three stepped into the hall
with the intention of going down into the
office. Seager opened his door and fierce
ly threw a quart beer bottle at him,
but it was dodged and the bottle
shivered in a thousand pieces. After
throwing the bottle Seager commenced his
work of destruction. Taking up a piece of
crockery he pitched it through the window
into the street below. The R. I. depot is
but a short distance from the hotel, and a
large crowd had been attracted by the ar
rival of the Sunday train from the west.
After breaking the windows the crazy man
flourished a revolver through the open case
ment and the crowd stampeded to shel
ter behind the cars and around the corner
of the hotel. It seemed that every moment
the unfortunate man was becoming wilder.
Turning to his room again he commenced
a fusilade against the door and north wall
and the marks show that eleven bullets
were discharged iv that direction. They
penetrated the door or passed through and
lodged in the plaster on the opposite side
of the hall. Every article of furniture was
demolished. The table, stand, bureau and
bedstead were split into kindling
wood by the infuriated maniac. The
panels were knocked out of the
door of his room and after finishing the
work of destruction there he picked up
the small coal stove and threw it down the
stairway. Room 53 was next visited. !
The door was kicked in and the same
scene of destruction was re-enacted. Jo
seph Holmes, the occupant, was struck on
the head with a beer bottle, inflicting a
bad scalp wound, and his life was only
saved by flight. Seager then ran out
along the north hall to an unoccupied
room where he broke out a window, threw
out more crockery and flourished his re
volver, putting tho crowd to flight as he
had previously done on the south sidj.
His steps were then retraced, when he en
tered room 52, Holmes was found, and the
latter fled through a window which leads to
the room of a lower portion of the hotel.
Seager followed him with the revolver in
hands. Perhaps his escape from the house
had some influence upon him, for in
stead of following up Holmes he
ran along the north side of
the roof of the west end, and there crossed
to the southwestjcorner, where he climbed
upon the wall which is three feet above'the
roof and standing erect for a moment he
glanced around and then put the pistol to
his head and fired. After firing Seager
throw the revolver and it struck the ground
about three feet from the base of the
building and his body fell back upon the
roof. The police, who had been very ac
tive in keeping out of his way now rushed
oat and captured the prostrate madman.
He was taken to the hospital and examina
tion hhowed the bullet which struck his
forehead, glanced and did not penetrate
the skull. There is also an ugly bullet
wound in the right leg just above the knee
but both are not necessarily fatal. There
is no evidence that the man had been
drinking to excess. There were half a
dozen beer bottles in his room but nearly
all were full. It is probable that he was
stark mad. His niutterings before
the furious outbreak indicated that he had
experienced domestic trouble. His wife
was spoken of as having left him. It was
a most remarkable case and one that the
spectators will not soon forget. Seager
had some money on his person. This,
with everything else, was thrown out of
the window, and was largely gathered up
by the street gamins, when his revolver
was not flourished at them . Seager is a
man of medium height, weight about 160
pounds, complexion is rather light and his
mustache is light brown. He dressed as a
man in moderate circumstances and car
ried no baggage. The battle lasted up
wards of half an hour and attracted a
crowd of fully 2,000 people.
I Western Associated Press. ]
Dks Moines, la., July 9.— Henry Sieger,
of Swaet, N. V., fired a dozen shots through
hia bedroom door at the Morgan house
yesterday afternoon, destroyed furniture
and felled a man named Holmes, who at
tempted to capture him. Five policemen
finally overpowered him on the roof of the
hotel. He tried to put a bullet into his
forehead, but the ball glanced, leaving a
furrew in the skull.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
Vincennes, Ind., July 9. — A most
astounding and infamous attempt was
made to poison a whole family a day or
two ago near Mitchell, Ind. The particu
lars as gleaned are as follows: Mrs. Sol
omon Bass was at the house of her son,
Mr. Charles Lewis, two miles from Mitch
ell . The family consisted of Mrs. Bass,
Charles Lewis, Wm. Lewis and two little
boys. One afternoon they were absent
from home and some one entered the
house and spread poison, supposed to be
strychnine, upon the cold victuals left in
the safe in the kitchen. On returning
home and sitting down at the popper table j
Mrs. Bass ate some of the potatoes, which I
immediately threw her into convulsions. !
The others at the table simply tasted the
poisoned food ov-ring to the bitterness of
it. Mrs. Bass m^y recover. No clue has
as yet been obtained.
Washington, July 7. — The department '<■
of justice has received further information i
from Jefferson, Texas, relative to the as
sassination of Judge Haugh, the main wit
ness for the government in the impending
cases for violation of the election laws.
' Written threats have been made by de
fendants in these cases to the effect that
they will not be prosecuted by the govern
ment ; that when they go into court they
will go armed, and if the trial should re
sult in conviction they will kill the court
and everybody connected with it. The
assassination of Judge Haugh has given
rise to considerable uneasiness there, and
it is not known how soon others may go
the same way. The writer asks that his
name be not used in this matter, for should
it be known he would not live to see the
sun shine again.
Little Rock, July 9. — A Gazette, Lonake,
Ark., special says: Hosea King, charged
with the murder of Long Meyer, door
keeper of Cole's circus, in that town sev
eral months ago, has surrendered to the
sheriff and has been admitted to $10,000
Philadelphia, July 9. — Charles Briggs,
who murdered his wife Saturday, was com
mitted to await the action of the grand
jury. At the inquest the prisoner swore
the woman was not his wife, though they
lived together three years. Briggs as
serted the woman cut her own throat. He
is believed insane.
Louis Miller and Thomas Nichols were
arrested Saturday with $600 worth of
silk in their possession. They were in
the employ of a St. Louis dry goods
merchant named Blair.
St. Louis, July 9.— Sam Cook, the negro
who in a fit of jealous rage shot Emma
Shorres. a colored girl, at Potosi, Mo., last
Thursday evening, and then shot himself,
and subsequently eluded pursuit, was cap
tured yesterday and taken back to Potosi.
In his attempt to kill himself after shoot
ing the girl he fired two bullets iulo his
head, one of which penetrated both hemi
spheres of his brain. The other bullet
passed through one hemisphere, aud both
are now inside his skull. Notwithstanding
these wouads, from both of which his
brains oozed in considerable quantity, the
negro remained in the woods from Thurs
day evening till Sunday morning, when he
ate a very hearty meal and talked ration
ally and walked three miles from the place
he was captured to Potosi. Physicians,
however, say he cannot live. The girl
still lives, but is paralyzed from the bullet
which entered the back of her head and
passed under and into her spinal column .
New Yobk, July 9. — Policemen Jno.
Donovan and Chas. Reynolds were serious
ly wonnded while attempting to arrest a
>urglar in Jersey City last night. The
burglar was fatally 6hot. He gave his
name as Frank Brown.
Milwaukee, July 9. — Pat. Devitt, ex
policeman, was shot in the leg early this
morning while breaking into the room of
Charle3 Harris, oorner of Fifth and Cly
bourne streets, for the purpose of robbery.
Devitt's leg will have to be amputated .
Russellville, Ark., July 9. — On Sunday
morning 1 , at Newhope church just before
the services began, Jam „_ ->Zerring accused
J. Harrill of circulating injurious reports
about him. Harrill denied, but Herring
sprang at him and stabbed him three times.
It is believed he will die. Bystanders at
tempted to arrest Herring, who flourished
bis bloody knife, defied arrest and fled.
Little Rock, Ark., July 9 . — Portions of
Garland, Yell and Montgomery counties
are still under the control of outlaws, who
defy the local authorities . To-day Gov.
Berry wrote a letter to the sheriff of each
county, saying he had been urged to call
out the militia, but saw no necessity for
doing so, and urging the sheriffs to call out
a large posse to hunt the outlaws down .
The country infested is mountainous and
wild, and through terrorism many farmers
are compelled to shield them by furnish
ing ammunition and giving supplies.
Dodge City, Kas., July 9. — This evening
about 6 o'clock, a party of five cow boys,
well under the influence of liquor,mounted
their horses to leave town and when near
a dance house one of them rode his horse
on the porch and fired off his six-shooters.
Two of the others commenced firing and
at the same time put spurs to their ponies.
The city marshal and his
assistant quickly arrived and sent
a few shots after them, and
when about three hundred yards away one
of them fell from his horse. The other
two made their escape across the bridge.
Upon examination it was found that the
fallen man was John Ballard, a resident
of the Indian territory who arrived with a
herd of cattle from Texas this morning.
He was shot through the jugular vein and
was dead when he was picked up. His
friends threaten to kill every officer in
town before morning but no trouble is an
New Yobk, July i). — Robert Simpson, a
cartman, 30 years old, was killed to-night
by Alexander Boyer, a mulatto 25 years
old. Simpson a white man and married
had deserted his wife for a young colored
woman, with whom he had been living in
York street. Boyer was also infatuated by
the woman and jealousy between the two
men caused the quarrel . Two weeks ago
they fought fiercely, Boyer being conquer
ed . He departed vowing vengeance. To
night he met Simpson in front of the
house on York street wher6 Simpson lived
with his mistress. He attacked him with
a knife and struck him on the temple.
Simpson drew a pistol and fired, but with
out effect. Boyer continued stabbing him
until he fell on the sidewalk dead. He
then fted and the police have not yet found
him. It is said that both men were drunk.
Helena. Ark., July 9. — At 5 o'clock this
afternoon W. R. Burke, editor of the
World, was attacked by W. J. Lewie, a
newspaper correspondent. Lewie fired
first without effect, when Burke drew hie
pistol and began tiring, advancing upon
his antagonist. Lewis fired four shots and
Burke three, one of which passed through
Lewi?' right arm and lodged in
his right breast . Lewis was arrested and
placed under $2,500 bonds. His wound is
3light. The difficulty grew out of a special
sent by Lewis reflecting on Burke .
Port of Duluth.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Duluth, Minn., July 9. — Arrived : Barge
Siberia, from Ashtabula, with 1,968 tons of
coal; propeller China, Buffalo, with freight
and passengers.
Cleared: Barges Vienna, Walker, and
schooner Verona, for Marquette. light;
Manistee for Portage lake Sunday evening,
and United Empire for Sarnia.
The Hill Inquii. i-ogres-tin »— The Op
position of the '. »pti\«- v{l tohes — The
Lottery Casse Still Before th« Postmaster
General— Various Departmental Notes.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
Washington, Jaly 9. — Business in the
patent office continues to increase in
volume, nd there are already complaints
of the reduction of the force, which took
place the Ist inst . For the first half of
the current year the number of applica
tions for patents was about 3,500 greater
than the corresponding period of 1882, and
the receipts of the office were more than
$100,000 in excess of those for the first six
months of last year. Not only is the patent
office embarrassed by the reduction of the
force, but by the frequent resignation of
examiners and other officers. Within m the
last six months one assistant commissioner
of patents aud eight examiners and
assistant examiners have resigned .
besides six or eight clerks and copyists.
On the average there is a complete change
in the force of examiners once in five years.
The most frequent changes are in the elec
trical division, where the entire force of
examiners changes about twice every three
years. Very few men feel that they can
afford to remain in the patent office more
t)i an four or five years oa account of the
opportunities offered them outside. One
of the complaints made oa account of the
reduction of the force is that the gov
ernment is in equity bound to offer
inventors every possible facility for a
speedy adjustment of their claims, because j
it receives from them annually a great deal j
more money than it pays out for the sup
port of the patent office service. It is re
marked too, that most of the opposition to
sufficient appropriations for the support
of the office comes from senators and rep
resentatives of 6tates where the number of I
inventions produced is very small. An
analysis of the patents granted to inventors
for any stated period will show that, ex
cluding Missouri, the states south of Ma
son & Dixon's line, produce only about 8
or 10 per cent, of the number of patents
granted. The votes of senators and
representatives from those states can
always be counted upon to cut down ap
propriations for the support of the patent
office. A prominent patent attorney of
Washington, who has been in business for
many years, said recently that he made up
a statement showing the length of time
that each commissioner of patents re
mained in office since 1859, and found
that the average term of service was
only thirteen and a half months for each
[Western Aesociated Pres6.J
Washineto^j, July 9. — The attorney gen
eral has given the opinion to the secretary
of the treasury that it was not the inten
tion of the act to prevent the importation
of adulterated and spurious teas to create
a new office to meet the requirement; that
all teas entered for importation shall be |
examined before passing from control of
customs. He says one section of the act
refers it to appraisers and revenue officers
as already provided by law .
Coleman, in opening the proceedings in
the Hill investigation, presented a num
ber of Bartlett, Robbins & Co. contracts.
As he offered the first contracts he explain
ed that the prosecution did not claim that
the contracts were not all right. They did
wish to show that they had been awarded
without advertisement and some
of them without competition;
that Bartlett, Robbins <fe Co.
got nearly all of them and had been cor
ruptly and unlawfully favorei in the
award of contracts for heating apparatus
for the public buildings of the United
States. Totten asked if counsel proposed
to follow up this evidence by evidence that
Hill had been bribed. It made no differ
ence otherwise how many contracts Bart
lett, Robbins & Co. received. If they held
all of them, it only tended to show that they
were good men and did their work
hoaestly. Coleman was astonished that a
good lawyer should expect him to show
that money had actually been passsd be
tween the contractors and Hill. If he
couid so present facts as to lead to the in
ference that money must have passed,
he would have accomplished more
than he expected in this investiga
tion. Totten objected because the pro
posed evidenc? would make out a charge.
Coleman called upon the gentleman to say
whom he represented. Totten: "I appear
for everybody defending against this
assault yo'i are conducting," Cole
man insisted upon an answer,
and Totten said he represented
Bartlett, Robbins & Co., Mr. Hill and the
Dix Island Granite company. He had rep
resented the last named company many
years, Coleman — That is all I want to know.
How many of these contractors are inter
ested in Hill's defense to the extent of
providing counsel for him ? The prosecu
tion then put in evidence showing that
Bartlett, Robbins & Co., or Bartlett, Hay
ward <fe Co., received nineteen contracts for
heating apparatus for public buildings
from 1876 to 1883 at an aggregate cost of
$417,111, upon which there was extra work
amounting to $109,848. Contracts were
also put in evidence to show that during
the same period the total cost of all con
tracts awarded other firms supplying
heating apparatus was $ 170,000, upon
which extra work amounted to $6,000.
Coleman then offered in evidence propo
sals upon which contract were awarded for
supplying heating apparatus for the bu
reau of engraving and printing in this city.
Bartlett, Robbins & Co. bid $31,448, while
Barber & Co. bid $30,552, the contract
being awarded Bartlett, Robbins <fc|Co. A
number of similar instances were instanced
Here is a curiosity, said Coleman. It
shows how the secretary of the treasury
has been coming to the relief of the de
fense. He then read from the back of a
letter from Mr. Hill to Secretary Folger,
dated after the filing of the charges in this
case, submitting a statement in regard to
heating apparatus for the Charleston, West
Virginia, court house. The following en
dorsement by Secretary Folger "upon facts i
found in the within statement, I have de- ,
cided to accept the proposal of Bartlett, |
Robbins & Company, as the surest and \
best for the interest of the government." j
"Bring him," exclaimed Totten, "here is a j
chance for the gentleman to bring another
specification." Coleman remarked he sup- |
posed the secretary had endorsed the pa- j
per in that way to show his approval of ,
what Hill did by doing the same thing
j himself. Charles P. Wannell then took
I the stand to identify a number of vouchers
| showing payments to Bartlett, Robbins &
I Co. and Bartlett Hayward & Co.
Totten having objected that these
vouchers only showed sums expended for
; repairs, Coleman replied it was his ob
ject to show that Bartlett, Robbins & Co.
i had had all such work upon public build
ings ever since Hill became supervising
architect. Coleman then offered in evi
dence) the proposals. The evidence
showed this work was done without adver
tisement, and without giving those en
gaged in the same business an opportuni
ty of bidding therefor as is required by
section 3,707 of the revised statutes. That
this work was don* by a firm in Baltimore
on the public buildings in Washington,
Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New
York, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Car
olina, Kentucky Indiana, Michigan, Illi
nois, Missouri, Kansas and other states,
and in some instances that the firm were
j employed to furnish material and perform
! services on United States buildings as far
j remote as Nebraska and Oregon, where the
amount paid them did not exceed $4. This
evidence was offered to show that this firm,
Messrs. Bartlett, Robbins & Co., had the
I monopoly of the business in their line for
the United States, which they coald not
have had if the work had been
open to competition with others
I interested iv the same business, and that
such a course on the part of the supervis
ing architect has driven allcoaapetitors for
I such work out of the market, and no busi
| ness men can compete with this firm, and
! obtain work at their own prices. Con
tracts hp.d been awarded this firm iv cases
where they were not the lowest bidders.
Here is a bill for thermometers sent to
Indianapolis, that shows they have no ther
mometers out there, said Colern'in.
Tnomas— lt shows that Bartlett, Rob
bins & Co. could sell them cheaper than
the Indianapolis dealers.
Coleniaii — That is what we would like to
• see you prove. See what the governmeut
j has to pay for the work in Portland,
| Oregon, he added, as he read another
| voucher.
Do you mean to say that £5 per day for
a foreman is excessive, asked Totten?
Not out there, replied Coleman, but they
charged the government the same price for
work done here, when they did not pay it.
Tnomas — How do you know that?
Coleman — We will prove it. The read
ing of vouchers was resumed. When it
had continued for some time, Totten ob
jected on the ground of irrelevancy.
Chairman New said the committee did
not know but that the evidence now offered
might be connected with Hill by subse
quent evidence while the evidence offered
was tedious to him and consumed valuable
time in its reception. It might become of
importance hereafter. Perhaps the prose
cution might not bring home corruption
to Hill, perhaps they conld not but the
committee would hear their evidence.
When the vouchers were all read, Cole
man announced that he would finish the
Bartlett, Robbins it Co. case to-morrow.
Special Agent Howell, now at Platts
burg, N. V., has called the attention of the
treasury department to the large number
of immigrants arriving at Quebec and
Montreal, and says many of them are
almost destitute, having neither money nor
friends, and are too feeble, by reason of
age or infirmity, to support themselves
He says most of this class are paupers,
I who have been assisted in procuring pas
sage and are ticketed to points in the
western part of the United States. T!-io
special agent is informed that twenty-eight
persons who had left Ireland only twenty
days before, were found helpless and starv
ing in the streets of Buffalo, and com
mitted to the Erie county alms
house. All of these people came
into the United States via Canada. Cana
dian steamers engaged in importing cattle
into Great Britain make very low rates to
this class of immigrants from Ireland to
Canada. He says he is also informed that
a large number of "states aided" immi
grants are to leave Ireland on the next
Allan steamer and are to be sent at once
from Canada into the United States. It is
stated at the treasury department that
there is no law to prevent pauper immi
gration through Canada.
Postmaster General Gre3ham wili to-day
forward to the postmaster at New Orleans
and New York copies of his decision in
the lottery! case, together with the later
directing those postmasters to discontinue
the delivery of money orders or registered
packages to agents of the Louisiana lot
Counsel for the lottery company to
day submitted to the postmaster general
the question as to whether under his recent
decision, registered letters addressed to an
agent of the company in Washington
! could be withheld. This question the
postmaster general has not yet decided.
The origin of the plan agreed upon last
Saturday for the safe keeping of the Apa
che captives appears to have been gen
] erally misunderstood. The proposition to
, place the police control of San Carlos res -
i ervation in the hands of the war depart
ment, was made by Secretary Teller, not
j by the seoretary of war. In conversation
to-day Secretary Teller said
there was no foundation for
the report that if the arrangement
agreed upon proves successful, the con
; trol of all Indian agencies will eventually
be transferred to the war department. He
. denies that any such course is contemplated
and says the principal reason for placing
General Crooks' captives under the super
visioE of the war department is because
i that department has money to keep them,
while the department of the interior has
none. San Carlos agency, the secretary
added, will be maintained as heretofore,
i except the military will have entire charge
of |police control and especial charge of
the Apache captives.
Chief Moses and other Indians from
Columbia and Col vi lie reservations, to-day
signed an agreement which, with a few
modifications, is identical with the one
virtually offered last Saturday. At to
day's conference Chief Tomaskat com
plained that Simms, agent of the Colville
reservation ,never visited the Indians per
sonally, and was entirely ignorant of their
wants ; that his a uarters are forty miles
from the reservation, Chus obliging the
Indians to travel that distance in order to
confer with him whenever anything was
needed. It is said at the department that
j Agent Simms will be promptly removed
| unless he gives the Indians under his
i charge more personal attention.
The surgeon general of the marine hos
} pital service ha 3 received advices that the
; Norwegian bark Vega is at Ship island
with yellow fever on board.
The president has directed the suspen
sion of so much of the executive order re
organizing the internal revenue district aa
changed the existing system in New Jer
sey. At the date of the issuance of the
order there were three collection districts
in that state. The recent order reduced
the number to two by consolidating the
old Third and old Fifth districts and Col
ver Barclow was designated collector of
the consolidated district. The present
action allows the state three districts, and
continues Robert B. Hathorn as collector
of the Fifth district.
The president has appointed Charles K.
Contant, postmaster at Omaha, Nebraska,
vice Thos. F. Hall, suspended.
The issue of standard dollars from the
mints for the week ending July 7, was
282,500; corresponding period last Tear
The Kemainsof the Dead Songstress I'iaee*
in Their Last Keating: r'lace.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
Bloomington, July 9.-^The funeral of
M'lle Litta occurred at half-past 2 this
afternoon, at the First Methodist Episco
pal church in this city, the large edifice
being crowded to its utmost capacity by
the friends of the dead songstress, many
being present from various cities through
out the country. The church was decora
ted with many rich and elegant otnblems,
including a magnificent tribute sent by Vice
President David Davis, representing \ bro
ken harp. The remains of tht£i-e?.t siager
reposed in a very handsome casket, the
corpse being arrajted in a rich cream col
ored satin, with cream cape overdress,
which Litta wore at her la-t concert, pre
vious to her fatal illness. Her beautiful
blonde hair was frizzed over her broad
forehead as she loved to wear it iv life,
the only ornaments being natural flow
ers, of which she was very fond. The ser
vices were conducted by Dr. Danie] Head,
pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by
Rev. I. C. Inglehart. A very large con
course of people followed the remains to
the Bloomington cemetery, where they
were forever laid to rest.
Episcopalimi Troubles.
Chicago, July 9.— The Episcopal church
controversy which has grown ott cf the
high church tendencies of Arthur Ritchie,
pastor of the Church of the Ascension, ami.
which has already served to draw out a let
ter of protest from the bishop of the dio
cese, had another sensational feature ad
ded to it yesterday. Rector Ritchie at the
morning service announoed that at the con
clusion of the service requiem mass weald
be said for the soul of Daniel FontaiM,
who was drowned in lake Michigan (be
latter part of May. The announcement
of requiem mass was apparently ench a
pronounced step toward Romaniem as te
cause even the parishioners of Ascension
to rebel, who had hitherto stood bj Ike
pastor, and one-half the congregation left
the church. In the meantime, at the re
quest of the widow of Daniel Fontaine,
the celebration of mass was postponed for
a few days. It is believed now the bishop
will be compelled to order a trial of the
pastor for an infringement of the cbnrck
Watching the Salome.
Galveston, Tex., July 9.— The chief of
police has throe men patrolling the beaok
down tho lslnnd to carefully watch the
landing of any boat and question closely
the occupants in case such attempt i*
made. The object is to guar^ against the
possibility of any of the crew of the Sa
lome, lying at sea twelve miles from the
city, with yellow fever aboard, leaving the
ship and attempting to come ashore. The
arrangement will continue until the Salone
leaves, which will probably occur in a daj
or two. A Norwegian mariner to-day ap
plied to the authorities for a position as
mate on the infected vessel for a voyage to
Hampton Roads, offering hi 3 services for
$250 ' and expenses for a return trip to
(j^lveston. As he never had the jtl Low
fever the offer was declined.
The Scovilles Again.
Chicago, July 9. — Guiteau's sister hag
brought another action in the court cf tki»
county against her divorced husband, Goo.
Scoville, asking that he be restrained from
visiting her place of abode and frota de
frauding her of her property, and that he
be compelled to contribute to her support
and that of her child, and to give her ike
assassin's egects. She claims to have cap
ported herself and daughter by dress Mak
ing, and kept the other child in a boarding
Suit for Libel,
Rochhsteb, N. V., July 9.— Theodore
and John F. Allen and their mother, Hu
nan L. Largely, of New York, sue the
Union and Advertiser for libel for $100,000
in each case for copying a month ago a
New York letter to the Indianapolie Jour
nal which questions their honesty.
Great Westernßaod
Regatta Concert and Pavilion Hop »v«ry
Wednesday evening.
Trains leave St. Paul 6:15 and 7:15 p.m.; I j.i»e
the Lake 9:40 and 11:30 p. m.
£®°°A good time sure, weather permitting
Art Elii !
10 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Evening admission, 25c. jp*

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