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VOL. VI.
IBE GREAT^ STRIKE
Tho Second Day of tlio Telegraph Oper
ators' Strike ami How it
Resulted.
THE FORCE O ST. PAUL OFFICE.
Sixteen Ken Reported ou Deck for
Work Last Night.
OPENING CIRCUITS IN R.R. OFFICES
Which Demoralizes Business and De
lays More than the Limited
Force.
A REWARD OFFERED OF $500
For loavutlonof Any One Tampering
With the Wires.
THE CffICAGO CHECK BOYS,
Imitating Their Elders, (jo Out on a
Strike to the Number of Sixtj.
LATEST REPORTS FROM THE FIELD
Nhoiv That the Telegraph Company is
Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip.
Situation in nt. I'anl.
The S:. Paul telegraph office was able to
handle all business yesterday, so far as
having a r3ceiving and sending force, but
were much interfered with by railroad op- !
erators who, by breaking in, opening
their keys, etc., retarded the
work. This is a matter which
is exceedingly difficult to counteract. An
operator can break the circuit and prevent
business going through and the sending
and receiving offices cannot determine
where the trouble is. If they should final
ly call up the night office, [they are more
iikeiy to talk with the very man who ha 3
male the mischief than with any one else.
Vhe Western Union company offer a
reward of $500 for the conviction of any
on tampering with their wires either in
rairoad offices or otherwise. The penalty
is fine and imprisonment and the com
pany propose to invoke the law to protect
themselves. But for this matter business
in the St. Paul office would have gone
along yesterday with scarcely any percept
ible difference.
The St. Paul office reported having six
teen men on duty last night, which was
more than they needed in view of the lack
ef working wires noted above and a good
many went home early to be on deck
this morning for day duty. They
expect more men in to-day
and say that bo far as securing the re
quisite number of operators is concerned
there is no longer any necessity for the
least anxiety .
The situation in the minor offices is
much the same as before, the strike hav
ing affected them but little as but few
have joined in the movement.
The St. Paul brotherhood held a meeting
at 10 o'clock yesterday and their ranks
were unshaken. They resolved to stand
firm and initiated seven new members.
They report everything progressing favor- j
ably and declare their unalterable deter- j
mination to ramain out permanently and
abandon the business or win in the contest.
They adjourned until 2 o'clock to-day |
when they expect to have more recruits for j
their ranks.
TJtc Stiii\ci ,v at Minneapolis.
Iv a conversation upon the street yester
day Samuel Casseday, one of the striking j
operators, stated that they could easily
maintain the strike for months. The
brotherhood is only a branch of a big
organization, including the Knights of
Labor, who are backing the movement.
He stated that there were 70,000 in the
strike and that there were 140,000 working,
and the workers are providing the regular
salaries to the strikers.
Elsetvltcre.
THli SITUATION AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, July 20.— "1 knew we had the '
men beaten ten minutes after the strike
had taken place," said Col. Clowry this |
afternoon, "and subsequent developments !
have proved my opinion correct." The !
superintendent went on to declare that the }
company v?as already in a position to
handle mora business than the public was '
handing in. Manager IvlcCullongh, of the
Baltimore & Ohio company, takes a more ;
gloo:r.y view of the situation, and cie- i
clarcd his company practically at a stand
3till in this city. In St. Louis and Cincin
nar. a number ot applications have been |
made for situation;, but the applicants, as ;
a rule, proved incompetent. He asserts j
it as his view that the operators will win [
in the pending controversy.
The striking operators held a meeting !
this afternoon which was largely attended, i
and there was considerable enthusia- '
asm. Ninety-four new members were
initiated including a number brought to
the city to take the places of those who
quitted the office Thursday. The mem
bers of the brotherhood expressed bitter
ness at the reports given by a portion of
the press, as to the situation in other cities
and claimed they were colored for the
benefit of the company. They further
contended that the advices
from every large city showed that the
companies were in hard straits and were
keeping! U P :l show of activity, while in
reality they were badly crippled. None of
the Chicago strikers have thus far made
application to return to the company's
employ. At 5 o'clock this afternoon the
Chicago officials of the Western Union
company claims to be well up on all busi
ness in hand, and that by to-morrow they
expected to acept messages without the
provision, '"subject to delay."
INTEBUUPTINO THE WIBES.
Chicago, July 20.— The Western Union
officials to-night report a larger force on
duty here than usual. A considerable
numbed of day railroad operators came in
during the evening and wore put to work
Business kept pretty well clear except to
offices at which there is not sufficient re
ceiving forces. Considerable trouble has
beenexpenenced daring the day on a num
ber of circuits, through interruption by
railroad operators, who sympathize with
the strikers, and who manifest their sym
pathy by taking the wire to call to the oo-
Brator at the Chicago end "get up you
scab," etc., and by opening their keys and
breaking the circuit. One or two of these
fellows have been caught at it and dis
charged.
BEPOKTS TO THE COMPANY AT NEW TOBK.
New Yobk, July 20.— The executive de
partment of the Western Union was early
on hand to-day and full of business. Not
a small part of their occupation was read
ing congratulatory and encouraging tele
grams from various officers and superin
tendents of the company. The most note
worthy of these was that from General
Superintendent R. C. Clowry, sent late last
night from Chicago. Col. dowry's is the
largest and most important district in the
country, covering the entire west as far as
the Pacific coast. He reports as follows:
The situation is improving rapidly. St.
Loui3 has a full force, and the southwest
is loyal. At the principal points in Texas,
Arkansas and Louisiana nobody
has left. The whole force has
returned to work at St. Joseph, Missouri,
stating that they had been deceived. Five
of them will return at Evansville, and five
or six will go back in the morning at Cleve
land. All the force at Columbus, Ohio, are
In the union, and they refused to strike.
Supt. Miller, at Cincinnati, reported the
business clear last night, except for Mem
phis. He says everything is up at Cleve
land and Detroit. Supt . Wallick, of the
Indiapolis district, is very solid, and busi
ness is up in his district. Supt. Dickey, at
Omaha, reports that his offices are well
manned. Supt. Clowry adds: We have
more men in Chicago than we can
use, and they are pouring in.
The following has been issued by the
Western Union officials: Five hundred
dollars reward will be paid for the arrest
und conviction of any person unlawfully
or maliciously injuring, molesting or de
stroying any of the property, lines, posts,
wires or cables of this company, or in any
way obstructing or interfering with the
sending of its messages by injury to, or
interference with the wires, batteries, cur
rents or instruments on the lines of this
company . The Western Union telegraph
Co., by
Thos. T. Eckeet, acting president.
N. B. The full penalty of imprison
ment and fine provided by law for the
above named offenses will be enforced in
all cases.
ON THE PACIFIC COAST.
San Fbancisco, July 20. — Telegraph
communication is reestablished to Port
land and the north, but the office is not
ready to handle the business before to
morrow . Superintendent Jaynes has re
oeived reports from Yreka and Portland,
the only offices which struck north of San
Francisco. Portland will be supplied to
morrow, and then everything on this coast
will be on as good a footing as before the
strike.
BUSINESS AT A STAND-STILL.
Louisville, Ky., July 20. — Business is
almost at a stand-still on account of the
strike.
AT FT. WAYNE.
Ft. Wayne, Ind., July 20.— The office of
the Western Union company in this city is
not embarrassed, but on the contrary, it
contributed two first-class operators to To
ledo this morning. The newspapers are
served satisfactorily.
THE CHECK BOYS' STRIKE.
Chicago, July 20. — At the time of the
shift from the day to night force this even
ing, the Western Union check boys, under
the influence of the striking telegraphers,
and with a boyish notion of helping the
I strikers, quit work to the number of fifty
and marched in a body, with much en-
I thnsiasm, to the hall where the striking
I operators were meeting, and four girls and
I one boy were left to do the work. Messen
gers were brought up from the delivery
office, and in a few minute 3 the business
| was proceeding as usual.
T7*e Telegraph Troubles.
[Chicago Tribune. July 10. ]
The Tribune's estimate yesterday of the
increased expenses of the telegraph com
panies upon the basis of time and pay pro-
posed by the operators was 30 per cent.
Gen Eckert's estimate, made up inde
pendently upon information which he has
at hand as general manager of the Western
Union Telegraph company, was £ exactly
the same. But both these estimates were
based upon a comparison with the new
time schedule fixed by the Western Union
company July 11, whereby a day's work
was reduced to nine hours and a nights
work to a maximum of eight hours. As
compared with the working hours
which have constituted a day under
the rules of the company which
have been in force twelve years
the demand of the operators amounted to
L'O per cent, deduction in time, and for
this remaining 80 per cent, of time
they demand 15 per cent, more money
than they are now getting for full time. In
all the history of strikes we have never
hear*', of so heavy a demand for increased
compensation for actual work.
We doubt whether there i? any business
in the country which could survive a sud
den increase of operating expenses of
nearly one-half. The percentage of in
creased expenses on the basis of acompar- \
ison between the old system and the new
demand is made up as follows: A reduction i
of the day's work from ten hours to eight '<
hours, 20 per cent.; the increase of pay, 15 |
percent.; double pay Sundays, a large ad
vance on linemen, and the advance of
the women operatois' pay to the same level
of the men's pay; total, 40 to 45 per cent.
There was a carefully prepared state
ment telegraphed from Philadelphia in
the Tribune of last Monday, of the proba
ble money cost to the various companies
employing telegraph operators, which
would result from compliance with the
terms exacted by the operators, which we
recapitulate below:
A year's
increase.
The extra pay for Sunday work esti
mated on an average of a salary of
$60 a month $ 100,000
The reduction in the hours of lab<*r
for 6,000 commercial operators, not
including night service 950,000
The increase of 15 per cent, in wages
and equalizing the pay of women
with that of men 700,000
The increase of pay demanded for
2,500 linemen 300,000
The pay of 500 additional linemen
necessary by a reduction of the
hours of laber 348,000
The increase on telegraph operators
employed by railroad companies,
which will follow the success of
the original movement 1,016.000
Total $3,41 4,000
On this basis it would follow thit the
telegraph companies would raise their
rates on the public to a figure which
would yield them between *4.000,000 and
$5,000,000 per annum in order to make
good the increase in operating expenses
and the loss of business incidental to ex
orbitant rates. The amount of public
Daily
ST. PAUL, MINK. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1883.
patronage given to the telegraph com
panies would fall off in proportion to the
increase of rates. The mails would be
utilized for commercial news and social
purposes in a vast multitude of cases
where the telegraph is employed now;
messages would be shortened up by
means of omissions and the use of cipher
systems; the resort to telegraphing would
be confined to oases of great urgency. To
the extent that the business of the tele
graph companies should be contracted
the number of operators would be reduced,
and it is not impossible that an increase of
40 to 45 per cent . in the operating expenses
would soon bring about a decrease of 40
percent, in the volume of business trans
acted by the companies. In that case
nearly one-half the present operators
would be thrown out of employment, and
the competition for places would speedily
reduce wages again to the old level or even
lower. If that should be the course of
events, as may be expected if the opera
tors overreach themselves, then great loss
and inconvenience would be inflicted upon
the public without gaining for the tele
graphers the slightest particle of the ad
vantage they are seeking.
The demand of the operators appears to
be equally unreasonable when examined
upon the basis of the present purchasing
power of wages. Yesterday the Tribune
hazarded the guess that $75 a month to
day will go as far in procuring the neces
sities of life as $85 a month one year ago.
A comparison between the price of food
articles in the open market now and a
year back justifies the statement. The fol
lowing table has been made up from the
regular qaotations of last year and this
year:
1883, July 17. 1882, July 18,
Shipping
flours .7$ 475 @5 25 $5 £0 @7 00
No. 2 spr. .
wheat.... 1 [email protected] 1 02% 126 @1 27
No. 2 corn 51% (tf 52^' 75&@ 7G : s.'
No. 2 oats 8834 « 33>| 54 ££ 54^
No. 2 rye. 55>£ @ 56 70
No. 3 bai
ley 43 65
Mess pork, •
Aug 14 00 @14 60 20 [email protected]
Lard, spot 8 67}$<a;8 90 • 12 £0
Short ribs
Aug 7 273^ &7 65 12 12>£ @12 40
Cattle, me
dium gds.
per 100
lbs 475 @ 525 550 (a 650
Cattle, good
beeves, per
100 lbs... 5 25 @ 5 60 6 75 @7 10
Cattle butch
ers' 2 50 @ 4 50 3 50 @5 00
Hogs, poor
to beat
light, per
100 lbs.. 525 (it 600 750 @8 15
Hogs, infer
ior to
choice hvy
per 100 lbs 500 @ 5 50 7 50 @8 60
Sheep, poor
to choice,
per 100 lbs 2 25 @4 50 300 @ 4 75
Lambs, per
head 25 @3 25 2 00 @8 75
Beans, bu. . . 100 ©2 10 300 "3 90
Butter, cream
cry, pound. • 17 @, 21 21 (it. 25
Batter, dairy. 14 (a. 18 15 (£ 21
Cheeese ft... 4 © 9}£ 6 @ 10
Coal, hard, ton 6.50 7.00 7.00 (a 7.25
Coal, soft, ton 3.75 ©6.25 3.75 &7.00
Eggs, doz 15 , 17
WniteflshjCurod , .
per M br1.... 6.00 4.50 @4.75
Raisins. Valen
cia,]!). 7 Q, IK VL%% 12&
Apples, dried, -
per tt» 7 @ 17 6>£@ 16
Peaches, unp'd
halves per 1b 8 @ BJ4 s#@ s; '■[
Blackber r i c c,
per Ib 8 @ 8^ 13^@ 14
Lemons, box. . 6.50 <Uj7.00 6.00 @6.50
Strawberr i c s,
per case 2.00 @2.25 2.00 @2.50
Cherries, bu... 2.00 @2-75 2.00 @2.25
Peaches, box... 75 (g1.25 75 (a 1.50
Rice, per tb. . . . S%(d, 7 6 ift 8%
Coffee, Java, 1b 18 @ 23 19 <& 22>i
Kio, prime to
choice, per It) 10}£@ 11},< 12© 12%
Sugar, granulat
edperlb.... 9% [email protected] 9%
Sugar, yellow. 7? 4 1% IH'ff, 8
Sirups, per gal 35 <;/' 36 28
Hay, No. 1 tim
othy, per ton. 11.00 12.03 [email protected]
Hay, No. 1 prai
rie, per ton .. G.OO @ 7.C0 B.oo® 9.00
Oil, carbon, 175
test, gal 14 12
Oil, linseed, 56
boiled, gal... 5G 1 ' 58
Potatoes, brl... 1.50 <& 1.75 3.00
Salt, fine, brl... 1.10 1.00
Salt, dairy, with
bags 2.40 © 2.80 2.40(</ 2.80
Co mm o n dry
lumber.yards,
per 1.0«b ft.. 14.00 (['lß.oo 15.00 ©16.00
The relative prices of articles of clothing
and dry good? cannot be stated with the
same degree of accuracy. Bat, taken al
together, they are much cheaper on the av
erage, than they were a year ago. Boots
and shoes have declined about 5 to 8 per
cent.; ready-made clothing is a little lower,
not to exceed, perhaps, 5 per cent.; cotton
goods are from 5 to 10 per cent, lower, ex
cept prints, which have not changed ma
terially ; silks are slightly higher on ac
count of the smaller crop ; the redaction
of duty will, however, cheapen all kinds of
goods : house rents are a little lower,
though they ruled about the same May 1
as at the same date in ISB2 ; there has
been a considerable reduction in carpets
and many other articles of household
use. On the whole, it is safe to esti
mate that the same wages to-day will
buy 10 to 15 per cent, more of the articles
necessary to support a family than they
would have bought this time last year. In
the light of this comparison the demand
for an increase of 40 per cent, in the wages
of any class of salaried men on a falling
market and wages largely appreciating in
purchasing power, appears especially ex
orbitant; and in order to justify any part
of their claim it will be necessary for the
telegraph operators to demonstrate that
they have always been greatly overworked
and badly underpaid in the past. Their
present movement, in other words, i 3in
the nature of a "corner" or a revolution —
a natural right of the oppressed, but
one which can only be successfully as
serted when it is based on principles of
justice. « ;-•; •■:■'': j
AT BOSTON.
B Boston, July 20. — The superintendent
of the Western Tni^n Telegraph company
states that some new accession to the of
fice force has been made, and by night
about sixty operators will have been se
cured as against forty yesterday. A force
of forty are now at work in the Boston
office, and none of the eastern offices are
closed, but all are short handed.
Heavy Cotton Goods Manufacturers Fail.
New Yobk, July 20.— E. W. Holbrook &
Co., cotton goods manufacturers and con
| verters of cotton goods, made an as3ign
; ment to-day. Liabilities about $725,000,
■ with preferences amounting to $670,000.
\ Their losses from manufacturing exceed
$350,000, which have been somewhat in
creased by outside transactions. The fail
ure is a very great surprise in every
• department of trade.
NOT MUCH DOING,
Business ou the Chicago Board of Trade
Very Light Yesterday.
MARKETS GENERALLY UHEASY,
The Telegrapher's Strike Exercising a
Disturbing Influence.
A LOWER TENDENCY DISPLAYED.
Some Activity Manifested iv Stocks on
Wall Street.
CHICAGO.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
Chicago, July 20.-The effeot of the oper
ators' strike on general business was quite
marked to-day. There were but few tele
grams received, and operators tried to
send out but few, the uncertainty of the
companies clause "subject to delay" being
transmitted to mean very slow answer.
Two operators were at work in the Western
Union at the boatd, but neither of them
appeared to be very busy. Orders from
outside were meagre, and there was a gen
eral disposition on the part of nearly all
traders to close up outstanding deals and
await developments. There was consider
able yelling from the crowd of excited
brokers in the pits, bat for all that less
business was done than for many a day.
On the open board matters were worse,
the quotations being checked up at the
rate of one to the half hour. Scarce any
trading was done, and it was suggested by
a facetious member that the board ad
journ to the lake front for a game
of ball. Outside traders must not forget
the serious disadvantages Chicago mer
chants are working under at the present
time, and should make due allowance
therefor.
The settlement of McGeoch'a affair is
slowly progressing. Receiver Bensley has
paid out $150,000 to attaching creditors,
securing the release of their claims. The
property released was immediately pledged
to secure $115,000 additional funds at
Milwaukee. To-day a mortgage from Mc-
Geoch to Geo. Johnston, Sr., of Aberdeen
shire, Scotland, given to secnre the pay
ment of $50,000 was filed in the office of
the register of deeds.
Another mortgage, running from Me
Geoch to Warren F. Hughton, of Indian
territory, conveys several lots to secure
the payment of $30,000 at the end of three
years. A deed executed by McGeoch to
John L. Mitchell, conveying 162 acres of
land in the town of Greenfield, McGeoch's
homestead, was filed also. The consideration
for the deed is $300,000. This places the
elegant homestead and pretty much all of
Mr. McGeoch's available property in the
hands of others. The money will all go to
settle the debts incurred by the great
failure.
In the wheat market to-day the feeling
was quite strong. The unsettled weather
coupled with a desire on the part of local
traders to even upon their outstanding
deals tended to considerably strength and
prices averaged %Qj&o higher and closed
at an improvement of %0. The improve
ment was general and included the entire
market. The trading during the day was
slow and spasmodic, outside business was
interrupted and the transactions made were
almost wholly on local account. A fair de
gree of interest, however, was maintained,
and the market was rather closely watched
throughout. The crowd was selling early,
but there was an undertone of strength that
made itself manifest later. August closes at
I.o3U.A narrow range of fluctuations seems
probable until we can have general com
munication by wire. New York reports a
fair export demand for wheat but the scar
city of freight room restricts any free
movement. Rainey weather in England
has advanced Liverpool quotations Id.
Corn was only moderately active. The
interruptions to the wire connections of "the
board with the outside world curtailed
materially outside orders and business was
confined mainly to the trading on local
account. The shorts and parties anxious
to even up on their outstanding lines of
trades were however fair buyers under the
circumstances. A good showing of inter
est was manifested. Prices were also a
trifle stronger than on yesterday and at
the close exhibited a general improvement
of }^(ij ;';;C. In the trading August, Sep
tember and October were the leading
futures, the more deferred deals being
comparatively slow. July was quiet at
about August prices. Ca?h corn met with
a fair demand. But the shipping de
mand for car lots was not large.
The oats market ruled with steadiness at
the same time trade was dull and quiet.
No. '2 cash oats were 'j'c higher. These
were taken mainly to hold against con
tracts, and sold at 34{|S4$£e. July was
also in demand md sold 5 gC higher. Sep
tember was a shade higher, but longer de
liveries ware rather neglected and without
essential change. No. 2 white oats were
taken by shippers at 36c, the same as paid
yesterday. Offerings were light. The
better grades of sample lots sold quite
readily and ruled steady, but common,
such as mixed rejected, ruled dull.
Rye was quiet and slow, with business
next to nothing for the day. A few car
lots sold, but speculation was lifeless, and
for gome futures prices were ahaded
slightly.
Barley was entirely neglected.
Provisions were firmer at the opening,
the demand centering on pork . Then fol
lowed a season of masterly inactivity.
Not more than a thousand bar
rels changed hands at the call,
and the crowd were more disposed
for pranks than for business. About
half past twelve it was noticed that a good
demand had set in for lard and all offer
ings were withdrawn so that Singer put
October to $9.30, naarly a half cent up
from yesterday's low points, and the talk
went around that Fairbank and Fowler
even contemplate a squeeze in the near
options of September and August. Of
courae outside orders were megre and the
(Einbe.
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greater portion of the trading was credited
to local operators. The feeling was firm,
however, and the result of the day's busi
ness shows a material advance in prices
established for the leading articles. Ship
ping inquiry light, as few orders were re
ceived. Foreign advices were less favor
able to holders, and lard was quoted 6d
lower. Advices from eastern markets were
meagre and showed little change. The re
ceipts of produce were fair, and shipments
quite liberal of all kinds. The
demand for mess pork was mod
erate and offerings net very large.
Trading wa3 mainly confined to local
operators. The market exhibited con
siderable strength in a general way
though prices fluctuated considerably
within a small range during the early part
of the session. At the opening the
market was stronger and [email protected] higher
but soon receded s<j 10c. Later a stronger
feeling was again developed and prices
rallied 20« 25c and olosed with steadiness.
September at $U.60,'0r 350 better than
yesterday; judging fromjthe tone developed
at the close there ia a good time coming
for the bulls. Under the circumstances
there was a fair business transacted in
lard and the feeling was firmer through
out the "greater portion of the session.
The gradual reduction in stocks attracts
some attention and parties who have
contracts outstanding are a little more
inclined to purchase. During the early
part of the session the feeling was quiet
and a few sales were reported at [email protected]
advance. Later the marked showed a little
more activity and prices were improved
20<# 25c additional and ruled with consid
erable firmness to the close. Shipping in
quiry moderate. Cash rather quiet and
quoted at $9(5 9.10.
Some 9,000 live hogs brought rather
firmer prices at the stock yards to-day.
The receipts of grain to-day here are
light being fifty cars of wheat, 32G cars of
corn and 10G cars of oats. There were
200,000 bushels wheat, 367,000 bushels
corn, and 78,000 bushels oats shipped and
charters taken for 180,000 bushels corn.
Among the receipts were five cars of new
No. 2 red winter wheat aad two cars of
new Illinois oats, the first of the season.
They graded rejected, new oats arrived
July 15 last year.
NEW YORK.
L Special Telegram to the Globe]
New Yobk, July 20. — The market was
firmer to-day with a good business and
evidence of better buying than ha« been
witnessed for some time past. The ad
vance was most marked during the last
hour, when there was quite an inquiry for
the properties, Western Union telegraph,
Delaware & Lackawanna and several of
the other dividend payers. Pullman
Palace sold at 131, quite a handsome gain
from yesterday. The feeling was less
feverish and were it not for the uncertain
ty caused by the telegraphic troubles, con
fidence would soon be restored and we
might expect a change for the better in
Wall street. The news come from an ex
cellent source that the prospects for abun
dant crops along the line of the Northern
Pacific were never better than they are to
day. For the first time in many days the
Vanderbilt stocks were well supported and
quite an important advance when com
pared with the lowest figures of twenty
four hours ago. The market had quite a
firm appearance at the last. A prominent I
Broadway house sold a large amount of ;
Lackawanna . This was alleged to be for j
inside account. Boston sold considerable |
Union Pacific and Chicago i 3 reported a i
liberal seller of St . Paul. There was ac- I
tive trading in Western Union, and the
price fluctuated. It was evident that the
strike had been discounted. The reason
was expressed by a prominent trader who
said: "Western Union may go down,
but I have covered all my shorts. When
everybody knows a thing I do not want to
be operating on that point. lam inclined
to think Mr. Gould will give Western
more support now that the strike has oc
curred than he otherwise would. You see
the whole market shows a better tone.
That means, as it always does in Wall
street, that anything is better than un
certainty. The improvement was assisted
by favorable reports from the trunk line
meeting and by a belief that the Western
Union strike would not be as serious as
at first supposed. There was
strong buying of stocks
throughout the afternoon, while
the selling was generally by reom traders.
The best prices of the day were made in a
number of stocks in the final dealing. The
Graphic says the prices at which certain
dividend paying stocks are now selling pay
a good return to the buyers in the way of
interest and investors are undoubtedly
picking them up at every decline. Should
New York Central become a 6 per cent,
stock it i 3 calculated that it would be worth
the present price 1.15, considering the
prospects of its being an 8 per cent, stock
in the course of a few years. The opera
tors who are advising purchases, claim,
which is very apparent, that there is notj|a
railroad property in the country which is
well managed that does not become more
valuable each year from the natural
growth of the country .
Kavanagh will sell a large lot of furniture at
auction this morning at the comer of Third and
Cedar streets.
The Stamp Redemption Act.
Office of Intehnal Revenue, )
Washington, D. C, July 10, 1883. )
In view of the fact that there was no
specific appropriation made by congress
at its last session to meet the expense of
the cancellation and return, after redemp
tion, of stamps imprinted upon
checks, drafts, etc, it becomes
necessaryto inform the public that
such drafts, checks, and stamps will
not be received for cancellation and re
turn after redemption after the 31st day of
July instant. All stamps imprinted upon
drafts, checks, etc., received for redemp
tion after that date, if redeemed, will be
destroyed, together with the drafts or
checks. Wai-teb Evans,
Commissioner.
Seven and Eight
Boston, July 20. — The reports of the
Tewksbnry investigating committee were
presented to the legislature to-day. All
the Republicans sign the majority report
and all the Democrats the minority report.
SPORTING.
The Races Posti>oned.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, July 20. — Heavy showers early
this morning caused a postponement of
the races to-day, therefore to-morrow, if
no more rain falls, will be a field day for
the trotters, consisting of five races, three
that were postponed, the free-for-all
stallions, and a special race for a purse of
$4,000, for which St. Julien, Edwin Thome
and Fannie Weatherspoon will start. The
starters in the stallion race will be Monroe
Chief, Director, Santa Clans, Black Cloud
and Alexander. Monroe Chief is selling
the favorite at $100, Director $22, Santa
Clans $25, Black Cloud $18, and Alexander
$8. The skies betoken more rain, which,
if it falls, all races are ended for this
meeting. . The trotters go from here to
Pittsbarg.
Among the Minnesota delegation attend
ant at the races are Col. DeGraff, C. A. De-
Graff and J. E. Cummings, of St. Paul;
Messrs. Pillsbury, Cadwell and Macky, of
Minneapolis, and Mr. H. G. Finkle, of
Morehead. The latter gentleman was this
morning subjected to a relapse of his late
infliction, insanity. He is at the Sherman
house, and an attendant is constantly
required. Mr. C. A. DeGraff and other
friends have rendered all aid possible, and
his family have been informed by wire of
this indisposition.
Mustie I'arh Races,
Boston, July 20. — At Mystic Park, the
chief interest was in the races unfinished
Of the $2:25 class, it is said that over
$25,000 were invested in the pools on
Magic, the favorite, but he failed to obtain
first place. The contest to-day was very
spirited, and the three additional heats
were trotted before the race was decided.
SUMHABY.
Lady Martin 40132011
Magic 11643013
Speedress 5 6 3 11 3 2 2
Arthur 2 0 6 4 3 R'ld out.
Superb Prince... 6 5 5 6 5 R'ld out.
Backman Maid . 3 4 4 5 Drawn .
Time— 2:2s 2:25^, 2:24^, 2:25^,
2 :25}£, 2:25 14, 2:26 I _{, 2:26.
In the 2:25 class — Nellie Hall was
favorite in the first and second heats, and
she disappointed her backers, but took the
three last heats in splendid style. Boston
Boy took the first two heats. Time, 2:30 1 4,
2 :30^, 2 :31 }£, 2:31^, 2.58&
In the free for all race, Cornelia, hardly
mentioned in the pools, took the first, fifth
and sixth heats, Forest Patchen, the
favorite, showing the poorest record of
all.
SUMMARY.
Cornelia 1 4 3 5 11
JndgeDayis 4 112 2 2
Winship 5 2 5 14 8
Iron Age 2 3 2 3 5f.0.
Forest Patchen 3 5 4 4 3r.0.
Time— 2:33, 2:22&, 2:24^, 2:23^. 2:22^,
2:25.
Brighton Beach Races.
Bbighton Beach, July 20. — Three-quar
ters mile, two years old — Australian Ist,
King Ernst, Miss Bassett Filly 2d, Granite
31. Time,l:lßK.
Mile and — Woodcraft Ist, Nim
blefoot 2d, Lagloria 3d. Time, 1:59.
Mile — Murray Ist, El Capitan 2d,
Little Dan 3d. Time, 1:45.
Gal way Ist, Little Buttercup 2d,
Japonia 3d. Time, 1 :44%.
Mile and quarter, all ages — Red Fox Ist,
Gabriel 2d, Arsenic 3d. Time, 2:1014.
Three-quarters mile — Garfield Ist, Cath
cart 2d, Periwinkle 3d. Time, 1:17
liill iin ■«'.■>.
Denver, Col., July 20.— Schaefer, Sex
ton and Wallace are now en route from
New York to play in the billiard tourna
ment given here by the J. M. Brunswick &
Balke company, commencing next Monday
evening. Alonzo Morris, one of the con
testants of this city, is playing wonderful
billiards in practice games. The games
are to be 1,000 points, French carom.
ARTHUR'S JUNKET.
Tho Tribulation Jit Has Caused Him— His
Sensitiveness to Public Criticism— Trying
to Shoulder the Eespousbility Upon .Lit
tle Phil.
| Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
Washington, Jnly 20. — Secretary Fo Iger
is now preparing and will promulgate in a
day or two an order to collectors of cus
toms to guide'their official actions in the
matter of the export of d-sitilled spirits.
This order will in brief take the ground
that it is not lawful for such exportation,
when the purpose is prima facia only to
avoid the payment of the tax. Blanks cov
ering affidavits will be prepared, to which
the distillers will have to subscribe
jto export their good 3. This will be an em
phatic declaration that the exportation is
with the sole view to sell the product
abroad and not for the purpose of evasion
or delay in the payment of the tax. The
spirits already shipped will not be allowed
the privileges which usually attach to re
imported good?. The secretary of the
treasury is not at ail kindly disposed tc
ward the distilling interests, and is going
to make an earnest and stringent
endeavor to collect the tax now
due. The president seems to have
litte nerve when under the fire of the New
York newspapers. It is from this source
he seems to draw inspiration, regardless
of the fact that the boundless west is after
all the empire. When the announcement
was made of his intention to visit Yellow
stone park it wa3 coupled with the state
ment that the president would not be
isolated from the world and the balance
of mankind ad an ex-member of
congress once said because he
had arranged |to have himself followed
with the telegraph. Then the snapping
newspapers of New York wanted to know
who was to pay for the telegraphio facili
ties and hinted that Arthur should pay for
the service oat of his private resources.
These attacks might have been forgotten
had the president paid as little attention
to them as the common run of the people.
Not so, however. Anxious doubtless to
perch npon a high pedestal of reform or
something of the kind, the great head of
the nation has seen fit to bull the country
with the information that be is not re
sponsible for the contemplated Yellow
stone spree, but is only a guest of
General Phil Sheridan, who planned it.
Hence, if there is any public expense to
attach to this trip, why charge it to Phil
Sheridan. The dispatch explaining the
objects of the royal junket, 3ent out by the
associated press, was kindly prepared at
the White house. The over-sensitive presi
dent make 3 a scapegoat of Gen. Sher
NO. 202.
idan, as if the people cared from
what teat the cow was milked, so long
as they have to pay for the milk. The call
ing of attention to the small matter is
done only to serve the purpose of letting
the people know that Arthur is thin
skinned when under the cynosure of the
prints. If he didn't care for a second
term he might not be. He "didn't used to
be," at all events.
CRIMES.
COAL OIL JOHNNY SHOT.
Tebbe Haote, Ind., July 20.— John Wil
liams, known as Coal Oil Johnny, a bunko
man, was feund in a house of ill-fame in
bed with an inmate at 5 o'clock a. m. by
his wife, who shot him dead while he was
sleeping. The woman had been hunting
him at other places for hours before. She
left the house.
THE BANE BOBBEBS SURROUNDED.
Coldwateb, Mioh., July 19. — At 1
o'clock yesterday afternoon a man entered
the Coldwater National bank and handed
the cashier who was alone a small package
of money to count. While engaged at
this the cashier heard a noise and dis
covered a man in the vault who had seized
a package of valuable jewelry. He suc
ceeded in making his way out of the
building by presenting a loaded revolver.
He joined three companions in a buggy
near the bank building and the four drove
rapidly out of town. They were pursued
by the marshal and one man but the latter
were overawed by the revolvers of tt©
robbers.
The latest report is that the robbers are
surrounded in a piece of woods six miles
from town and there is a prospect of
their recapture.
TEXAS CATTLE FEVEB .
Boston, July 20. — There are several
cases of Texas fever among the Texas
cattle brought to Worcester. It i 3 stated
that the board of cattle commissioners
will issue an order forbidding the bring
ing of any more of these cattle into the
state.
FOREIGN NOTES.
London, July 20. — A dispatch from the
Earl of Derby, colonial secretary to the
government of Queensland, in regard to
the proposed annexation of New Guinea, is
published. Lord Derby states that official
inquiry at Paris and Berlin shows that
fears of foreign annexation of New Guinea
were groundless, and he emphasizes the
objections of the home government to the
annexation of that island by Queensland.
Dublin, July 20. — At a meeting organ
izing a committee of the Irish National
league to-day, Parnell presided and Mich
ael Davitt was present. A resolution amal
gamating evicted tenants was unanimously
adopted. The South Dublin union con
sents to the emigration to Canada of eight
workhouse inmates.
Paris, July 20. — The senate voted the
urgency for the judicial reform bill and
decided 169 to 114 to pass to disscussion
its clauses.
After the meeting of the managing com
mittee of the Suez Canal company to-day,
De Lesseps telegraphed the chief engineer
of the canal in Egypt a3 follows: Come
to Paris immediately. Bring plans for
the second canal. Funds assured either
by the execution of the British agreemei.%
or otherwise.
St. Petersburg, July 20. — In the explo
sion of a powder mill to-day the mixing
room was destroyed, nine persons killed
and two seriously injured.
Kavanagh sells three lots corner of Western
and Pleasant avenues at 2 o'clock this after
noon.
Celebrating Its uuial.
Hudson, N, V., July — To-day this city
is observing the centennial of its first set
tlement, July 19,1783. ZZI^ZI
OPERA HOUSE.
One Week Only, Commencing
Monday, July 33,
A Course of Popular Illustrated
SCIENCE AND HEALTH
LECTURES FOR THE PEOPLE,
BY v
Dr. HALE, Ex. M. s., of EdiaUiirgli, Scotland,
AND
Prof. KERSTETTER, Pi. D , of Cleveland, OMo,
SUBJECT:
Monday, at 8 o'clock —
Part 1. The Hidden Wonders of the Vegetable
World.
Part 2. Lecture: The Throat and Lungs.
Over 1000 illustrations are used during the
above entertainments covering over 250,003
square feet of canvas, accompanied by the most
beautiful chemical experiments ever performed.
Admission 25 cents
None will be admitted after the hour of com
mencing.
fill Statly Close
EXHIBITION
OF
Paintings !
lAIHEIiRBLOCL
Day Admission 50 cents.
Evening Admi"'on 95 ft"*'* a
. PIANOS AND ORGANS. , - :':"".■
Gives Special Bargains in
KNABEaiIFISIffII
PIANOS
Clough & Warren Organs.
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