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That Was the Record Made by the Wall
Street Gang Yesterday.
And Everything; in the List Beaten
Down Without Mercy.
That Commodity Advanced and Other
Markets Improve in Sympathy.
(Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
New Yoek, Aug. — The bears sur
prised themselves and the whole street
to-day with a big victory, and on
the stock exchange the market was demor
alized and suffered a decline on the whole
list. The feature of the day was
the big break in Denver and Rio
Grande which opened lower this morning
and sold off two points in a few minutes.
Large orders to sell this stock were thrown
upon the market and the whole list was
weakened and the shorts put out additional
lines. There has been a vacancy in the
president's office of the Denver & Rio
Grande for some time which seems to go a
begging and the wreckers started a rumor
that this road would default its November
interest of $150,000, or interest on its 6
per cent, bonds and pass into the hands of
a receiver. Denver seems to have no
friends and the vigorous attack of the bears
broke the stock down <>;lfe, which almost
precipitated a panic, but upon a rally it
recovered l^s° of the loss. The bonds
dropped off 10 per cent. The rumors re
garding the road are manifestly premature
as it is hardly probable that the strong
trunk lines with which it connects will
allow it to pass into the hands of a receiver
unless it is hopelessly bankrupt. It is
more probable thai the Burlington or the
Atchison would p ay 20c or thereabouts for
the sake of controlling the property. The
earnings of the road for the second week
of August were the same as the corres
ponding week last year, although the mile
age has been greatly increased.
Oregon Transcontinental was the next to
secure the attention of the bears. It
touched 66 before 1 o'clock, and the
wreckers by this time had managed to
demoralize the whole list. There were im
provements during the afternoon, only to
be followed by declines during the last
half hour, carrying many properties to the
lowest points of the day. Northern Pacific
preferred dropped 2;- B e. Omaha common
was sold right and left, the price reaching
39. The preferred was 100. The Vander
biltswere feeble, the Grangers dilapidated,
and the balance hardly able to stand alone
when the gong sounded. Such a complete
rout was not looked for 6ven by the orig
inators. There were none so bold as to
say: "We have reached the end," when the
day closed. Tight money will probably be
the next wail. Northwestern sold oft
2^c, while the preferred lost -ic.
St. Paul eased off aY; s. A good deal of
long stock was sold and the market closed
weak. At times Union Pacific and Central
Pacific were weak and the Gould stocks
seemed to have no support whatever. The
feverish condition of the properties soon
spread to the whole list and the dividends
were as weak as any other. There was no
very great excitement in the market, but
prices were steadily lowered and closed
without any rally worth mentioning. There
was steady liqnidalioa in Oregon Trans
continental and Northern Pacific. Towar 1
the middle hours the marker seemed to be
steadier in tone and it looked as if it
might do belter, but pressure was brought
oat in the coal stocks, which had escaped
earlier in the day, and with them the rest
of the market sold off.
The raiding all day has been done by the
Gould brokers and Vvoerishoffer & Conner.
A prominent commission house seemed to
be buying a good many stocks late in the
Northern Pacilic earnings the second
week in August decreased $5,500.
A well informed person says the con
ation of a'i'airs in Wall street is highly
precarious and it is pretty well understood
that the stock market is being held up by
;■. sort of common consent among leading
operators to enable some of the 3haky
concerns to tide over if they can. One
large commission; house has unloaded its
crushing weight of Villard securities. The
losses must have been enormous, but the
firm is considered to have righted itself,
i! this week passes without disaster
the market may hold steady though
it looked shaky to-day. The only excep
tion to the general decline waa Minnea
polis and St. Louis stock, which held very
firmly at a slight advance over Saturday.
It is supposed that the Rock Island inter
est, which has heretofore had the control
and which lias sold largely at a higher
price, is h eteady purchaser at present
prices. Common closed strong at 2S}4 bid
and 26>i asked. No sales of preferred,
but 50>i freely bid.
The corn crop is all important to rail
roads. A good crop means large earnings
and a short crop means heavy loss. To
some roads it would thi6 year mean in
evitable bankruptcy. The daily weather
reports are watched with keenest interest.
Two nights of frost this month would con
vert what now promises to be th« largest
crop we have ever had into rb exceedingly
poor one. Therefore it is folly to assert
that prices of railroad sto«k* have reached
their lowest point. A ehort&ee in corn
would causa a collapse in the flock market
to which the shrinkage* of tht f&ai week
would not bear comparison. When it is
known beyond peradventure that the corn
crop is safe, it will be time to talk about
a permanent bull movement in stock 3. The
deluge of stocks good and bad and in
different, the ctishonest railroad manage
ment and trickery of stock operators have
hud a great deal to do with the repression
in prices. The recent advance in Western
Union is largely due to manipulation.
Prices have been bid up by Gould brokers
in the absence of opposition. It is under
stood Gould wants the figures advanced to
those prevalent before the telegraphers
strike, but things have changed since the
strike commenced . It is estimated the
company lost between half a million and
a million dollars by the strike. It is ru
mored that a proposition is made to retire
fifteen million of litigated Western Union
stock and substitute bonds therefore.
The Atlantic &, Pacific de
clines to publish its earnings.
St. Louis and San Francisco earnings for
the second week of August decreased three
thousand. The Canadian Pacific claims
it has a route to Portland and Boston
thirty-two miles shorter than by the
Central Vermont and southeastern.
People who bought long stocks last
week are now selling out and the feeling
is one of disgust by the course of to-day's
market. This will cause still lower prices.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. J
Chicago, Aug. 20. — The lard deal has
led the markets to-day. The surmise of
Saturday has developed into a certainty,
and there is no doubt that September lard
is controlled. Fairbanks men were open ■
buyers to-day, and the shorts were very
nervous and bid prices up. The manipu
lating delivery was forced up to $5.90, or
5c over Saturday, bat receded again 20c,
and closed firm at §8.70, a slight premium
over October. The deal is not re
garded as a corner, but rather as a little
squeeze, and bo careful about meddling, as
the projectors may drop their lard any
day. The best thing to do is to let it
alone. Wheat has not been weak to-day,
although there seemed to be nothing to
support it early, and the later strength is
attributed to the provisions deal, but
even the bears did not sell at these
pricess unless they could see a chance
to force a break further on. Lester was
about the only prominent seller to-day.
The stock in store in New York decreased
600,000 bushels last week, and much less
than they ought to be at this season with
the fine weather we have had. Corn was firm,
and notwithstanding the warmer weather
yesterday and to-day there is very little
doing. The directors of the board of trade
were in close oonsultati on from 3 until 8
o'clock this evening, in the Fowler-
McGeoch lard controversy, but adjourned
until 3 p. m. to-morrow.
On the board business was very quiet.
The wheat pit was very dull all the morn
ing, fluctuations were confined within a
range of and were not sufficient
to stimulate trading. Outside orders were
few, and the looal speculative element
did not manifest any particular desire
to trade, excepting ob a limited
scale. Shortly after the noon hour, how
ever, a stronger feeling began to develop
itself, and under a sharp demand and
rather light offerings, prices were advanced
[email protected] c above the inside. A reported good
shipping demand for wheat and higher
prices for provisions aided the firmness.
The receipts were larger, especially for
winter wheat, and foreign advices quoted
a quiet feeling. The market finally closed
?fc higher than Saturday. There were
4 ."51,500 bushels of wheat shipped out to
day, and the charter provides for 130,000
bushels. The receipts of spring wheat
were 72 care. There are rumors cf very
heavy charters not reported. Wiater wheat
ruled steady and firm under a good de
mand, shippers taking the bulk of the
offerings. Some little speculative inquiry
also prevailed. The receipts were con
siderably larger, the inspection into store
amounting to 180 cars against 'JO Satur
A little better business was doing in flour
today. During the past week this market
has ruled qniet, with business less than was
expected. Quite a perceptible improve
ment was shown in the demand, but the
scarcity of desirable grades and the ad
vanced prices asked by millers gave a set
back to the trade, and we were as far off
as heretofore on selling, and there is little
prospect for any improvement right away.
The home trade were looking about and
making good bids for the finer quotations
of winters or springs, or that were suitable
for families or bakers, bnt these qualities
were scarce and at the cloee held 2,"c per
barrel higher and checking business.
Shipper* and exporters were looking aftor
good bakers' stock, and for the
lower grades in shipping sacks, and
were making good bid 3 for the old wheats,
but were finding quite a scarcity of desir
able grades, and the higher freights and
advanced asking prices at the close of the
week took all the trade away, or for every
thing but the low grades or the off lots.
Rye flonr was quoted firmer at $ 3.25»<» EU>O
per barrel for good to choice brands, and
the stock has been considerably reduced.
Bran and all inilletuffs were doing better
and toward the close an advance was estab
lished, with the 6upply light and the de
mand holding up well, with bran bringing
([email protected] ton, and other kinds at
relative price?.
i There was very little doing in the corn
pit, trade being in fact almost lifeless
during most of the session. Prices did
not vary materially from Saturday's rang*,
but ruled rather stronger toward the close.
The receipts were liberal, the inspection
into fstore beimg S6l cars against . 629
cars Saturday. Foreign advices continue
favorable, quoting firm market* . There
was a moderate shipping demand chiefly,
however, for rejected. Prices early in the
day were }^@%t lower, rallied later }[email protected]
•\;'c and ruling quiet anil steady, and
finally closed J^o higher than Saturday.
There were 401,000 bushels chipped to-da/A
but the charters were only 75,090 bush-*
The oats market was quiet. Speculative
trading was light, especially on outside
account. The market was tame and
prices were slightly easier than at tht
close of last week. A moderate shipping
business was transacted. This was con
ducted on the sample market, and sample
oats were generally steady with the
better grades of No. 2 white slightly im
proved. Trading in ca*h oats on the reg
ular market light. Sales were made at
25*[email protected] for No. 2, and this was about
J<c lower as compared with Saturday's
market. During most of the session the
fatures were dull and easy at ££{§ ! 4 c de
cline. Late in the session the demand im
BBi^- t^L
>roved, causing a firmer fealing and a re
iction, the market closing }^o better,
rhere were 247 cars of oats received to
lay and 125,000 bushels shipped east.
The rye market was active at lower
>rices. There was lc per bushel reduction
'or cash and the near deliveries, liberal
)fferings and a reduction in the bids com
jelhne this lower rate. No. 2 cash sold
•eadily at 59c; IGI cars were received and
L 5,500 bushels shipped. Vessel room for
?5,000 bushels was engaged.
Hardly anything was doing in barley
srith but little call for cash, while the fn
;ures were firmly held.
A fair business wa3 reported in the mar
ket for hog products and a firmer feeling
prevailed, accompanied with a material
advance in prices for all the leading arti
cles. The receipts of hogs were compar
atively light, and prioes ruled higher,
which exerted some influence on the
course of the market for product. The
advices from Liverpool indicated a steady
feeling in lard and pork, but bacon was
easy and quoted 6d lower. Eastern mar
kets were stronger in a general way, and
prices were more favorable to sellers. The
receipts of product were moderate, while
the shipments were quite liberal
of all kinds showing a substantial
reduction in the supply on hand.
The demand from shorts was quite active,
and the competition for the offerings at
times was quite brisk. Shippers pur
chased to a fair extent, bat were rather
slow to meet the views of sellers. The
market opened rather strong and ruled
with considerable steadiness during the
greater portion of the day and closed with
the improvement moderately well main
tained .
The inquiry for mees pork was fairly
active, bat the offering not very
largo and the volume of trading moderate.
Prices ruled stronger and were advanced
15(g20c on the whole range, and the im
provement was fairly maintained. The
shipping demand was fair in a quiet way,
orders chiefly from small lots. Cash is in
moderate request and quotable at [email protected]
Considerable interest centered in the lard
market to-day, and it was evident that ope
rators feared a squeeze. The market ex
hibited considerable strength under the
influence of an active demand to provide
for outstanding contracts, and prices were
advanced [email protected] per 100 pounds, and the
appreciation was fairly sustained, the close
being [email protected]%c over Saturday. The ship
ping demand is fair in a moderate way.
Late curb prices this afternoon are:
September wheat, $1.03^; October,
$1.04^; September corn, 50}^c; October,
50c; October pork, $12.42^; October lard,
The receipts of cattle were liberal for
Monday, and for good choice shipping
grades the market was fairly active and
prices ruled firm and a shade higher, but
for common and medium grades
there was a rather quiet
feeling with no change to note in values.
Texan grades were in liberal supply and
the only sale was 462 head averaging 952
lbs. at $4.25 sold by Wood Bros, to Armour
The market for hogs ruled fairly active
from [email protected] higher than the figures cur
rent on Saturday for light and heavy
grades. Sales ianged from ([email protected]
The estimated receipts for tho day are
9,000 head.
[Special Cablegram to the Globe. 1
London, 4ug. 20. — The .Mark Lane Ex
press in a review of the British grain
trado the past week says: Official retnrrs
show the wheat! acreage of 1883 to be
13 per cent, below that in 1882. Trade
the past week is rather firmer. Flour is
steady and foreign wheat quiet. Foreign
floor is firmly held. Maize higher prices,
and barley in favor of sellers. Cargoes in
all positions inactive. There were sixteen
arrivals and seven sales. Three of the
cargoes were withdrawn and :)«fiftean re
mained, two of the latter being California
cargoes. Sales of English wheat during
the week, 41,71(9 quarters at 4;>s 10cl per
qua rter against B,9i)i) quarters at 50s
5d for the corresponding week last year.
The Mark Lane Express also has reports
trom 461 districts in England and Wales
in regard to the harvest of 1883.
In the harvest of 1883, in 2:>9 districts,
the indications are that the wheat crop will
be under average; in eighty-four there will
be an average yield, and in eighty-three
the crop will be about an average. Many
of the reports state that wheat is blighted
and the other crops are reported about the
Eates oa Dressed l.eef.
Chicago, Aug. 20. — The heavy packing
firms of this city have prepared a circular
which has been aent to Commissioner
Fink, of the executive committee of the
east bound pool and freight representative
of the eastern roads, upon the pending
controversy over comparative rates on
dressod beef and live stock. The rates are
now sixty-four and forty cents per 100 re
spectively. Commissioner Fink has shown
a desire to increase the rate on dressed
beef to seventy-seven cent?, which would
equalize the rate in his view on a basis of
forty cents for live weight. The present
circular contends that from forty- eight to
fifty-four cents w«uld be a properly equal
ized rate on dressed beef, and statistics are
offered in suppart of this view. The fact
is also cited that certain of the eastern
roads have refused to accept Commissioner
Fink's view. The matter will be brought
before the next session of the executive
committee pool.
The Fmneral of Judge Black.
Yokk, Pa., Aug. 20. — The funeral of
Judge Black will take place to-morrow
evening, from his residence, near York,
la honor of his memory the court house is
draped in monrni«g. The York bar asso
ciation, town council and Jefferson Demo
cratic association held special meetings
today, and passed appropriate resolu
tions. Nearly all business houses will be
closed during the funeral, in accordance
with a proclamation by Chief Bergess, and
all will unite in homage to the dead.
AmotiitT Rig; Regatta.
Pittsbukg, Pa., Aug. 20. — Arrangements
are nearly completed for a regatta to take
place here the last week in September;
$2,000 in prizes are to be given and nearly
all principal oarsmen in the country, in
cluding Hanlan, Courtney, Lee, Hosmer
and Elliott have signified their intention
of participating.
London, Aug. 20. — There was serious
rioting in the town of Colbridge, Lanark
county, Scotland, Saturday, between par
ties of Orangemen and Catholics. Twenty
six participants were arrested. Two po
licemen were dangerously wounded in
quieting the disorder.
Rioting was rumored this morning,when
a number of Catholics armed with picks
and hammers paraded the streets of the
town in search of their religious antago
nists, and resisted the efforts of police sent
to disperse them. ''The officers were rein
forced bj a body of mounted policemen
and the combined ' forces, after a sharp
fight, dispersed the fighters, twenty of
whom were arrested. The town is in a
state of great excitement, as fresh trouble
is expected.
The shooting occurred at Bunbridge.
The man evicted is named Dennisßenshaw
and he has been arrested on charge of hav
ing shot the policeman.
London, Aug. 20. — In the commons to
night, Gladstone in replying to a question
of Northcote relative to the case of Shaw,
imprisoned by the French in Madagascar,
where Shaw had been accused of having
relations with the Havas and of direct acts
of hostility to the French, Gladstone says
Shaw was confined on board the French
man-of-war and would be tried by court
martial, having full facilities for defense
and the right to appeal. Northcote was
not content with this statement and an
nounced that he would repeat the ques
tion to-morrow. Gladstone declared that
he would be unable to say anything fur
ther relative to the case as public interest
might thereby be injured. He said there
would be very grave cause for complaints
if Shaw was not ascorded a fair trial.
Dublin, Aug. 20 . — Two men have been
put under heavy baii fof threatening Fran
cis Carey, brother of tho late James Cary.
When Francis was attacked he drew a re
volver and covered the assailants and gave
them into the custody of the police.
London, Aug. 20.— The result of the
election in Sligo, Ireland, last Saturday, to
fill the seat in the commons made vacant
by the death of Dennis Maurice O'Connor,
home ruler, will be declared to-day. Sex
ton, who represents the other constituency
in Sligo declares that the police, instruct
ed by the magistrates, attempted to in
timidate the electors in voting Saturday,
and that he will call the attention of the
house to the matter.
The election result is the return of
Nicholas Lynch, the home rale candidate,
who received 1,576 votes, against 1,020 for
Kane O'Hara, the conservative candidate.
London, Aug. 20. — This morning's
Times, commenting on the language used
of late in the commons by a number of
membere for Ireland, particularly that of
Healey in response Saturday last to Glad
stone's remarks when the former declared
there was a state of war between England
and Ireland, says: "A sterner demeanor
on the part of the house will before long
be necessary, in view of this reveling in
Dublin, Aug. 20.— The Freeman's Jour
nal deprecates the violent language to
which utterance has lately been given in
the commons by the Irish members. It
says it serves no good end.
Beelin, Aug. 20.— The second son of
Prince William of Prussia, who is the
grandson of the emperor, was christened
at Potsdam yesterday with imposing cere
monies, all the members of the imperial
familr, the uakoof Edinburg, duke of Al
bany and the king of Roumania were
among the distingui?heu persons present.
The presence of the kiag of Roumania is
regarded as giving force to the idea of an
alliance between Italy, Germany and Aus
tria is about to reoeive fresh strength by
thft accession thereto of Ronmania.
PoBTDA]C,Aag.2O. — The emperor of Ger
many to day, accompanied by the king of
Roumania. reviewed the guards here. Dr.
Gustave Wacheigal, celebrated for his
travels in Africa, has been appointed Ger
man consul at Tunis.
Maubid. Aug. 20. — The Madrid newspa
pers are discussing the expediency of
forming an alliance of Spain. Austria and
Germany in order to check the influence
of French democracy in Spanish politics.
The Spanish insurgents who took refuge
in Portugal, and were sent by the goven
ment of that conntry on the transport
Africa to Charbourg, have reached their
destination. On landing they protested
ascninst the Portuguese government send
ing them away against their will.
A dispatch to a local news concern from
Madrid says the cabinet held a meeting
yesterday, at which was discussed the atti
tude of France toward Spain, and it was
resolved to make overtures to Germany
for aid .
Pakis. Aug. 20. — Second ballot held yes
terday forj'members of councils general
in places where no results were reached on
elections the previous Sunday. Results
show farther Republican gains of seat*.
Janvier de Lamoth, Bonapartist and mem
ber of the chamber of deputies, for the de
partment Enre, who was a candidate in
that department, was defeated.
London, Aug. 20. — A despatch from |
| Paris iv the evening edition of the Stand
ard, says the report that Tryon has left
Pekin and await 3 orders at Shanghai is
officially denied. It is stated, says the
Standard's dispatch, that Tryon will go to
Japan shortly, and thence return to
France .
London, Aug. 20. — Advices from Hne
and Atinam state that the mother of the
late King Tndie, who always prevented
her son from openly rupturing relations
between Annam and France, has by order
of the new ruler of the country been for
bidden to quit her palace.
Yizsea- Aug. 10. — Trycon, the French
ambassador, has left Pekin, as he thought
he would be expelled from the city as Boon
as the French troops in Annam began to
bombard Annam. Trycon, it is said, has
gone to Shanghai, where he awaita orders
from his government as to his further ac
Alexaxdbia. Aug. 20. — There were
thirty-seven deaths here Sunday from
cholera .
Constantinople, Aug. 20.- -Prince Ni
tika, ruler of Montenegro, has arrived here.
He was received with high honors by the
sultan, who hae conferred the imperial
order of Osmanie upon his princely
London, Aug. 20. — The Times Alexan
dria correspondent says if the British
troops should be withdrawn from Egypt
no European family would remain in the
country a week after their departure.
Egypt, he says, is incapable of self-gov
Alexandbia, Aug. 20. — The report cir
culated Saturday that there was a crisis in
the cabinet and Riaz Pasha would) form a
new ministry, proves to have been with
out foundation.
London, Aug. 20. — Cetewayo, the Zulu
king, has recovered from wounds received
in the late engagement between his forces
and the insurgents and has made a request
to Queen Victoria that she will have a full
inquiry made into the treatment he re
Some of Them Left Out in the Cold Owing
to Late Applications for Reinstatement—
Business Resuming Its Normal Condi
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, Aug. 20. — The meeting of the
striking telegraphers who have failed to
obtain re-engagements, announced to take
place at Uhleck's hall at 8 o'clock this
morning, did not materialize, the only
occupants of the room at that hour being
four or five operators, who waited for a
sufficient number of their unfortunate
comrades to apper and start the meeting .
The office of the district superintendent of
the Western Union was besieged long be
fore the hour for that official's appearance
had arrived. Applicants crowded the ante
room, and those who were unable to gain
admission arranged themselves in a long
line outside against the banister, each one
awaiting hi 3 turn to interview the authori
ties in regard to his own particular case.
Very few men were engaged, the vacancies
being mainly filled on Saturday. Those
who were saccessful in being reinstated
were principally experienced hands, and a
large number were rejected on account of
bad habits previous to the strike. It was
estimated that nearly 100 of the Chicago
men would be left without employment
when the vacancies were all filled. Those
who are not taken back- to-day will have
to look elsewhere for employment. Re
ports from outside said New York would
engage its full complement of men to-day,
about fifty receiving positions in addition
to the seventy-five engaged Saturday.
Pittsburg, Boston and Washington
are already supplied, and can
receive no more men. The St. Louis
vacancies will be all filled to-day, while
the same was said of Milwaukee. The
Kansas City force was made up Saturday,
thirty-eight applications being rejected.
The delivery clerks of the Western Union,
with few exceptions, are left out in the
cold. A number of them in company with
the messenger boys gathered in front of
the offices to-day, going in one at a time
and asking for reinstatement, but invari
ably meeting with refusals. The total
number of operators who have applied to
the Western Union for positions since the
strike ended is 313. A number of these
were strikers from the smaller towns, who
made straight for Chicago, immediately
on receipt of information to the effect
that the movement was a failure. Of those
who have applied since Saturday,
fifty-six have now been accepted, which
fills all the vacancies, for the
present, at least. A number of those who
applied were refused outright, and tne
names of thi remainder were placed on
file in the district dispatcher's office and
selections will be made from tho list from
time to time as new vacancies occur. The
Baltimore &, Ohio operating room-is now
almost the same as before the strike with
reference to the employes. The entire
operating force on duty previous to tho
movement is now at work, and in the
couutina: room a similar state of affairs
has been established. Tho officials of the
company say that the men were glad to
return, us they had no quarrel with the
company and only left work at tho behest
of the brotherhood. Numbers of the Chi
cago operators whoso applications have
been rejected left Chicago to-day for other
cities, where they think they will have a
better chance of securing employment.
New Yobk, Aug. 20. — Supt. Humeslone,
of the Western Union telegraph company,
was kept busy this morning receiving ap
plications for re-employmeDt from strik
ing operators. About 1,100 male opera
tors have bean taken back since the strike
ended, and more were re-employed this
morning. Sixty ladies went out on the
strike, and of that number only twenty
were taken back. It is expected that
twenty -five more will bo taken back this
week. All linemen who apply for rein
statement are rejected with the
answer that their places are filled.
Nearly all branch offioes are open this
It is expected the company will be able
to find positions for nearly all the strikers
within a couple of weeks. It is emphati
cally denied that there is any dispo.-itiou
of the president of the company to punish
the strikers by refusing them employment.
Jay Gould has expressed great satisfac
tion with Gen. Eckert's management dar
ing the strike and the success resukiug
from it.
Dr. Norvin Green, president of the West
ern Union,was at the office of the company
to day, after a trip of several months
abroad. The doctor was warmly wel
comed by the officers and employes cf the
company. The trip has been of great
benefit to his health, which he declares is
better now than befsre for many years.
Toledo, 0., Aug. 20. — The Toledo assem
bly of Telegraphers' Brotherhood did not
receive official notification of the failcreof
the strike until Saturday night and yester
day nearly all the members filed applica
tions for reinstatement with the Western
Union. Six of the twenty operators were
re-instated to day and when all the appli
cations have been passed upon, probably
•ne-half of those who went out will be
given employment.
Pittsbubg, Aug. 2®. — A sensational story
to the effect that the failure of the teleg
rapher's strike had resulted in the forma
tion of an alliance between the telegraph
ers, printers and locomative engineers, and
that as soon a» the organization is per
fected a strike would be ordered, was cir
culatad to-night, but careful inqniry failed
to trace it to any reasonable source. A
number of prominent members of the
Telegraphers 7 Brotherhood were seen, and
all pronounced it entirely without foun
Hanlan and the fellow boat racers were
swamped at the Fall River, Mass., race
yesterday, by a steamer running between
their boats. The result was that Teemer
won the race and Hanlan was beaten. One
spectator was killed,
How Commissioner Bentley Came to be
Removed from the Pension Office— The
Foot and Mouth Disease in Cattle—Vari
ous Departmental Notes.
| Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Washington, Aug. 20. — The report of
the bureau of statistics, which will be
printed the present week, gives figures of
freight charges on grain from Chicago to
New York by lake, canal and rail. Aver
aged annually from 1868 to 1882 they show
a redaction by each route of two- thirds;
last year 80.2 percent, of the total receipts
of grain at Atlantic ports was by rail, and
19.8 per cent, by lake, oanal and the Hud
son riyer. The tonnage of New York
canals fell off from 6,442,225 in 1868 to
5,467,432 in 1882, but the aggregate ton
nage of the New York Central, Erie, and
Pennsylvania railroads increased from
10,473,856 tons in 1868 to 43,586,030 tons
in 1882. Ocean steamer rates
from New Ycrk to Liverpool have
fallen from 21.12 cents per bushel of wheat
in 1873, to 7.74 cents last year, and 9.05
cents in 18S3. A comparison is made
between the cost of carrying wheat from
San Francisco to Liverpool and Chicago
to that port, from which it appears that the
excess in cost is from 18 to 22 cents against
San Francisco.
Apropos of the scandal regarding cer
tain Washington claim agents who have
been disbarred or recommended for dis
barment from practice in the interior de
partment a story is told as to the manner
in which President Garfield got rid of
Commissioner of Pensions Bentley. It is
related by the gentleman who got the
story from Mr. Bentley's own lips and
famishes another interesting chapter
ou the Indiana campaign. "It will be re
membered," this gentleman said, "that
Fitzgerald was disbarred under the Bent
ley regime during Hayes' administration
and no sooner had Garfield taken the reins
of government than the Fitzgerald firm
began a raid upon Bentley. They were
conscious of their power over the new ad
ministration. They had contributed large
ly to the Indiana campaign fund, and
ran a big soldier paper. They were,
moreover, from the same town
Col. Dadly was from, and were personal
and intimate friends of his. Dadly had
been a conspicuous figure in the Indiana
campaign. He and his friends, .among
whom was the big claim agent, conse
quently had a claim upon the new presi
dent. Joining issues they asked that Bent
ley's offise be given to Dudly. Finally
after bringing to bear all the pressure they
could upon President Garfield, they sac
ceeded in exacting a promise from him
that Bentley should go and that Dndly
should become commissioner of pensions.
But how to get rid of Bentley was the
question. Bentley should go and Dndly
should become commission of pensions,
but how to get rid of Bentley was the
question. Bentley had been a good officer
and under civil service rules there was no
good reason to peremptarily remove him,
and yet the president wished to fulfill his
promise to Dudly and his friends. Finally
he hit upon the plan of offering him
the ministry to the Argentine Republic on
the plea of promoting him for his excel
lent pervica as commissioner of pensions.
This place pays $7,500, a much better sal
ary than that of commissioner cf pensions,
but tha ministry to tho Argeniineß^public
i 3 equivalent to banishment. Garfield
accordingly sent for Eently to come to the
White house, and Bentlycame. When he
centered, Garlield, in his familiar way,
slappod him on the shoulder and said:
"You have made an excellent officer as
commicsioner of pensions, and I would
like to promote you. How would yon like
to be minister to the Argentine republic?"
"1 don't want the office," quickly re
sponded Mr. Bently, who had seme inkling
of the president's intentions.
'•But," said the president, ' ; i he office pays
$7,500, while that of commissioner of pen-
sions only pays £5,000."
" That is true," returned Mr.
Bently, " but if I can not
be commissioner of pensions. I don't
want any office in your fist. If I do not
suit you as commissioner of pensions I
will resign at once."
"Oh, but yon do," replied Garfield. "I
have always considered you as the beet
couimiseionor of pensions we ever had. I
want to do something better for you."
'"Bat," repeated Bentley earnestly, ''I
dou't want another office, and if I cannot
have that I will resign."
"Bat I have promised your office to an
"Then I will write my resignation and
send it to you immediately," 6imply re
sponded Bentley, and the interview ended.
Mr. Bentley went away and wrote a letter
of resignation addressed to the president.
(Western Associated Press. j
Washington, Aug. 20. — An order consol
idating internal revenue districts, as far as
it affects the following named districts
went into effect to-day : The Second anc
Fourth lowa, and Nevada and Montana:
Hon. I. C. New, assistant secretary of
the treasury, has returned to Washington
from Indianapolis.
The issue of standard silver dollars front
the mints for week ending Aug. 18th, wai
$4,244,299; for the corresponding perioc
last year, $2,064,000.
A telegram has been received at the de
partment cf state announcing the death of
Judge Black, and the flag on the building
was at once placed at half mast and the
building draped in mourning in honor of
his memory. A circular was pent to vari
our diplomatic consular officers directing
them to place flags on their buildings at
haif mast for thirty days .
The acting secretary of the navy has re
ceived the following telegram from Lieut.
Welch, commanding the Pensacola navy
NO. 233.
yard, which was dated yesterday : "The
total cases of yellow fever at the navy
yard to date is six, including Surgeon Ow
ens and Child?. There was one death on
the 17th. No new oases to-day. One case
is reported in Woolsey . Will send names
to camp to-morrow upon recommendation
of the surgeon."
Totton & Thorns, counsel for the defense
in the Hill investigation case, have filed
their arguments with the commissioners.
Coleman, of the prosecution, will file his
argument to-morrow, and the report of an
expert sent to Chicago is expected Wednes
The acting secretary of the treasury has
addressed a letter to the secretary of
state in regard to the feot and mouth dis
ease. The following is a copy :
"I have the honor of enclosing herewith
a newspaper slip containing a telegraphic
dispatch from London, England, in which
it is alleged that Dodson, chancellor of the
duchy of Lancaster, said in the commons
it was an undoubted fact that the foot and
mouth disease in cattle had been carried
from England to America, and the Ameri
can quarantine system station to cattle
diseases gave no security against the con
veyance of the disease by men attached to
the quarantine stations, and by articles
taken out of quarantine, and that
tae system took into consideration only
the animals themselves. I deem it due to
American interests to state that if the-
honorable gentlemen made the remarks
attributed to him it must have been done
without knowledge of all the facts of the
case, and that in some respects such a re
mark is calculated to mislead the public
mind on the subject. Attention is called
to the enclosed report of the treasury of
the cattle commission in regard to the
foot and month disease among cattle in
the United States. While it is admitted
that the disease did exist in herds of cattle
imported from Great Britain, the commis
sion gives an empahtic denial to the pres
ent existence of the disease among the
cattle of the Luited States. This state
ment is considered important because it
might be inferred from thi remarks of
Dodson Urn! the disease which
had tba* been imported from
Great Britain had not been,
eradicated. Ample quarantine stations,
exist in the districts of Boston, Mass., and.
Portland, Me., and as no contagious
diseases among cattle exists,the possibility
of these diseases being communicated to
our cattle by cattle arriving at those ports,
which are the osly portß on the New
England frontier where cattle are allowed
to be quarantined, is quite remote. I oall
special attention to the stringent regula
tions governing the quarantine of cattle
herewith inclosed, which go far beyocd the
scope contemplated in the remarks attrib
uted to Dodson. I think if these
regulations are properly carried, oYit as
I assume they will be, they will prove suffi
cient to guard against the introduction of
contagions diseases by the importation of
foreign cattle at the ports wherejqaaian
tine is established. I have the honor to
request a copy of this letter and its en
closures be sent the British minister at
this capital for the information of his
The secretary of the interior was to-day
iaformed that a section of seventy-five
miles of the Northern Pacific railway,
uniting the two ends near Mullan tunnel
had been cota pitted. The compacj has
requested the appointment of a commis
sion to exaniin« and report on this section
of the road.
The Indian bureau has been informed
that the Jecarslo Apache Indians are now
oa their way to tho Mescaren agency in
The commissicnerof thegeneral lacd ) 'ofSoe >
to-day transmitted to the surveyor general
of California for delivery to persons legal
ly entitled thereto, the patent for racoho
El Sobrante, in Contra Oosta and Alameda
counties, containing 1'J.982 acres. Juat
Jose and Victor Costo are confirmed.
The surgeon general of the marine hos
pital service to-day received the following;
dispatch from Pensacola:
"No new cases at yard to-day. Pensauola
perfectly healthy. I will commence in
spection to-morrow. Will give you pro
gress every day. Cordon perfect and
under my personal supervision. Have
performed good service and already ar
rested thirteen persons. The cordon is
seventeen miles long and well protected by
swamps and water, and all the possible
landings are guarded."
[Signed] Joiin B. Guttojan,
President of the Board of Health.
The following circular announcing the
death of Judge Black was issued from the
state department to-day;
The preaidciu directs the nnderfigced to
perform l:>e painful duty of announcing
to the people of the United States ihafr
JeremiahSS. Black, formerly secretary of
state, and distinguished by faithful services
in various public trusts, departed this life
on the 19:h instant. As a mark of respect
it is hereby directed that the departmsnt
of state be closed on Tuesday, August 21,
the day of the funeral, that tho building;
be draped for thirty days and the Jiag be
placed at half mast nntil after the funeral
| Signed] Fbelingeutsen.
Secretary of State.
The following announcement was also
made by the departmentof justice:
Washington, Aug. 20. — The death oi'
so eminent a citizen and jurist as Jeremiah.
S. Black, of Pennsylvania, which occurred"
yesterday, renders it proper that the de
partment of justice, of which he was an
efficient chief for nearly five years in a
time of great emergency, shall manifest
its sympathy in a profound and general
regret which his death has occasioned.
Therefore, by order of the president, the
department of justice will be closed and
the flag placed at half-mast on Tuesday,
August 21st, the day of the funeral, and
toe building will be draped in mourning
for thirty days. [Signed]
Benjamin Habbis Bbewsteb,
Attorney General.
The National Telegraph company was
incorporated with $25,000 capital, at Al
bany, N. V., yesterday.
School for Dancing
Saturday, at 10 a. m. & 2 p. vi., Sept. W

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