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VOL. Vll.
A Strong Market for Cereals in Chicago
The .January Corner in Corn no Longer
a Matter of Doubt.
The Stock Market Variable but Gener
ally Steady in Tone.
["Special Telegram to the Globe.
Chicago, Jan. 10. —Shorts were the
principal buyers in the wheat market to
day, and at tin s they manifested a
good deal of eage ss. W Thile the visible
supply as reported idicated only about
the saiiie stock a*^ last week, it really
showed n decrease of about 300,000 bush
els, because there was included in the
amount which was afloat in New York har
bor and which had been left out previous
ly. During the morning cables quoted
prices better, and ugain there was a report
of an export demand in New York. On
the call the strength of the provision
market helped grain, and the
shorts became alarmed and nearly
a million &nd a half of May wheat
was traded at $l.02%@1.02%, the greater
part at the former price. Oa the curb
wheat was strong at $1.00V£ bid. Tho
local crowd is about evenly divided in
numbers and and the bulls were
3ided by buying orders from Cincinnati
and St. Louis. The bears were sympa
thized with by some New York parties
who sold out and took small profits. Billy
Murray was buying to-day, and ha may
try to soil out to-morrow, but his scalps
and maneuver* have bat little effoot. Tha
attempt made at one time to break the
market below $1.02 was a very sharp and
determined effort. Its failure proved, the
local operutors,who aro believers in wheat,
have nerve, faith and a big bank account.
Some of the crowd talked Armour, but
your correspondent thinks the movements
of the market resemble the fine hand work
of Sid. Kent. Perhaps, however, Lind
bloin is getting nerved up to back his con
nections. ILs New York special partner,
W. S. Williarus, is in the city, and talks
very bearirh on wheat. A broker who
don't love the Lindblom crowd
said to-night: "I copper what
Williams taik3 just 63 I do P. D.
Armour. Yon recollect he is the man who
went in on coru and made a pile, took his
profit and went out."
Corn was very strong to-day, and a few
sales of May were made at 60)^ o. It was
firm on the curb at 60c bid. The reoeipts
wore larger, the visible supply showed an
increase of nearly half a million bushele,
and the crowd backed by St. Louis, Cin
cinnati and Indianapolis were bearish .This
had no effect with the bulls, who controlled
the market at their own sweet will. The
bears who had loudly been prating that
the New Yorkers have sold out their Jan
nary corn, the correspondents who have
been wiring that Schwartz & Dupee
have let go the deal, the confidential oir
oalar manufacturers who have been writ
ing if there is a deal in January it is so
near nil that it cannot be perceived, have
struck a new note. They now say, "Hold
ers of January corn are exohauging it for
May." At all events to-day Schwartz <fc
Dupee were buyers on every weak place,
although they did not appear themselves.
The attitude of Schwarz & Dupee
and some of the whilom bearB
who were glad to cover and
take their losses, fearing corn was again
on the way to 65a, scared many of the
tailers. The discomfiture of the bears was
increased by dispatches received from
Kansas City by McDermid, Russ & Co. to
the effect thx<: only forty oar loads of corn
had been received at that point during the
past twenty four hours. The following
also had its < ffect:
The prou-i'.'!! market continued on the
upturn to-day, despite the increased re
ceipt of hogs nad foreign advices which
indicate an easier fueling on lard and
bacon, find a further reduction in prices
there. February and * ay pork were the
favorite options, aad the market
at 1 p. m. closed steady with an
advance [email protected] Lard follows suit
with [email protected] gained, while short rib3 hold
their own. During the latter part of the
day there w;;* a good deal of animation in
pork products, and the shorts seemed very
anxious to cover. On the ourb pork ad
vanced 10a and lcrd 2%a beyond the price3
on tbe call, which were slightly higher
than at 1 p, m. While the estimate of
the packing of the year is some 180,000
hogs le?s than last year, the figure only
caused some conversation. They had lit
tle if anything to do with tha appreciation
of prices. The market was firmed
by tha action ot the shorts, who are be
coming nerv >U3 at the even strength of
thelong^ and the rumors that Armour is
nni'fcr the.a. Some of Armours men were
seUing to-day, but they were buying in
other parts of the crowd through anothe r
set of brokers. Tha bulls were muchen
oonraged p.nl strengthened by the reports
which cuna from Washington in tha latter
part of the day that congressmen were be
ing snowj'.l under by letters and telegrams
from their crnstitueats asking them to
support all rdfcaliitory nmisuras against
Germany and France which had bean
prooosed. It was said that the pressure
was so gnat that congress would be
forced to act. and that its action would
cause so mucii feeling and have suoh an
effect upon the manufacturers of those
two countries that Bismarck and the
French government wo lid be foroed to re
move the re3triotious upon the importa
tion of American hog products.
"And theu?" inquired the Globe corres
"Why then there will be an immense
export demand and prices will go up with
a rush and the stocks in America will be
reduced to a lower point than
has beeh knownn for many years,"
said an excited operator who had been
short perhaps ten or twenty barrels of
pork in some bucket shop.
The writer called upon a large operator
aud asked him what he thought of the curb
speculation opinion. He replied:
"That man is right. If the American
government passes this retaliating act,pro
visions will boom. I would not be sur
prised to see pork go to $20 with a
"But," said the Globe scribe, "Robert
Fowler, when he came back from Europe
told us about the big stocks in the English
and Irish markets, and others who have
been on the continent have report
ed an unusual crop of hogs every
where they went. The reports of stocks at
all the distributing points show them to be
long. P. D. Armour says that the French
and German markets have been well sup
plied with American hog products by the
way of England, and when it was reported
that the French had withdrawn their re
strictions, he did not Bay that it would in
crease the consumption or the export de
mand of our products—that it would only
affect speculators."
"Very true, said the operator, "but P.
D. Armour spends' heaps of
money in operating this mat
ter in congress. George G. Brine
is there and managing matters. To-night
I hear that Harry Darlington is goiDg, and
some other men nre on the way. If the
removal of the restrictions will not aid the
merchant, as Armour delights to call him
self, you can just bet every dollar you have
got that P. D. Armour intends to have his
share of the speculator's gain, and that i«
just the reason why he has been quietly
loading up with stuff ever since it com
menced to climb."
At the stock yards tho market opened
slow and weak, with about 60,000
on sale, including fresh receipts and
these carried over. A few early sales
as is usual were made at about yesterday's
prices, but before 'A o'clock values had
dropped [email protected] on mixed packers and
light while there was li ttle or no demand
for straight or assorted lots of shippers, as
tbe roads leading east are reported blook
aded with snow, especially on the Grand
Trunk running through Canada. Pack
ers were out in average foroe, but their
buyers devcted most of their time in the
morning to hammering down prices and
were always [email protected] apart from the prioe
asked by salesmen. Taken altogether it
was an unsatisfactory day for sellers.
There is little or no change to note in
the cattle market. The receipts were
heavy, yet no more than seemed to be
wanted. The demand continues strong
and the best fat cattle seem to be ad
vancing. Sfcockers and feeders are selling
for higo prices, and both sorts are scarce.
The down turn on comraon and medium
sheep yesterday was more pronounced to
day, and some of these sorts are 25 @ 30c
lower than last week. For really good
mutton sheep of 100 to 125 averages there
is a steady demand at prices equally as
good as at any time the past fortnight.
Chieaqo Financial.
[Soecial Telegram to tne Globa.l
Chicago, Jan. 10.—Business at the banks to
day was rather qulst. Loanable funds are in
good supply, bnt the demand by board of trade
men, packers and others is sufficient to keep
rates steady at 6ffj7 per cent. Eaitern
exchange betweea city bonds sold
at 6($7c premium per $1,010.
Orders for currency are still light. The bank
clearings were $7,007,000 against $6,285,000
yeeterday. Earnings of the Pennsylvania Cen
tral railroad and Northern Railway company
for the fourth week of December, 1883, were
$67,618.1)1; same time in 1882, $77,750.76; de
crease $10,186.65. Fer thementhof December,
1883, $261,386.57; same time in 1882, $246,
061.87; increase $'5,144.70. The Illinois Cen
tral Railway company reports estimated gross
earnings for the fourth week of December as
Illinois. S. Div. Iowa. Total.
18o8....$ll?,000 $83,000 $32,900 $234,200
1884.... 111,761 149,014 89,930 238,705
Increase. Decrease. Decrease. Decrease.
$1,589 {6(5,014 $30 $59,505
TSpocial Telegram to the Globe. 1
New Yobk, J'in. 10.—The favorites of
yesterday were sgain well supported.
Michigan Central was very scarce, and
who wished cash stock had to pay
roundly for its use. Union Pacifi.?, the
grangers and Centrtl Paoifio were wanted,
and trie coalers, particularly Jersey Cen
tral, were very firm. The only weatr. spot
was Ontario «fc Western. This state of
affairs continued for an hour or bo, when
reactions set in, the market becoming very
dull. Later prices became quite weak
St. Paul fell from 94 to 92%, and
the balance were anything but
firm. The twisting of Michigan Central
did not help the bulls; this sort of manip
ulation often does more harm than good.
Many shorts in it saw fit to cover, but few
were willing to change their tactics and
purchase it for an advance; $1 was paid
for the use ot each 100 shares in many
cases. Northern Pacific preferred was
also worth 1-64. Reading's coal tonnage
for the weak just passed increased 20,000
tons. Tha stock, however, gave way at
the last, as did all the rest, and at the fin
ish the bulls appeared to be unable to
rally to any extent. It looked
as though the upward move
ment ia Union Pacific culminated this
morning. The stock was plentiful again,
and the bears were selling it freely when
business ended. Northwestern earnings
during the first week in January decreased
$33,000, and the Chicago, St. Paul &
Omaha $17,000.
Verdict Against an Insurance Compamy
iSpecial Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yobk, Jan. 10.—Wm. H. Speer in 18C7
obtained from the Phoex.ix Mutual Life Insur
ance company a policy upon the life of his
fat.-er for $10,000 and paid tha annual premium
until 1878. Tnen the company refused to ac
cept farther premiums or to return the amount
already paid for premiums, alleging that Speer
had no insurance interest in the life of his
father, and that the policy was a wager policy
and void, and that besides false representations
had been made in the application for the policy.
Mr. Speer got a verdict before Judge Yonvor
etand and a jury to day for $7,2 8.45, being all
h«» had paid with interest.
For Sick Headache take Allen's Iron Tonic
Bitters. All g,nuine b°ara the signature of J.
f P. Allen, druggist, St. Paul, Minn.
.\; Movement to Improve Calumet River —
Favorable Prospects of the Mexican
Treaty—A Dispatch as to the Manage
ment of Yellowstone Park—A Bankrupt
Law—The American Hog Abroad.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Washington. Jan. 10.—It is hoped that
this congress will do something to relieve
the people of the west from the imposition
practiced upon innocent purchasers of
patents by the abuse of the right secured
by the patent laws. Mr. Thos. J. Wood,
who represents an Indiana district in the
neighborhood of Chicago, ha3 taken up*
this matter with a good deal of interest,
and has introduced a bill limi ing the juris
diction of the United States circuit and
district courts in case^ arising from the
actual U3e of patent rights to cases
•wherein the amount in controversy exceeds
$200, and providing that a purchaser of
any pate'ii right for aotual
use without a knowledge of
the claim of a third person, shall not be
liable for damages or royalty.
Mr. Wood will go before the committee
! on rivers find harbors at its meeting to
morrow and a6k an appropriation of $40,
000 to continue the improvement of Calu
met river between Lake Calumet and Ham
mond, Ind. lt is expected this will make
the river navigable for vessels drawing
fifteen feet. Hammond is a growing town,
and manufacturing establishments in
South Chicago are interested in the im
provement of the river which Mr. Wood is
working industriously to secure.
SenerCavarrubias, secretary of the Mex
ican legation, said to the^ Globe corres
pondent to-day: "I think now that there is
no shadow of doubt that the reciprocity
treaty between Mexico and the United
States will be ratified by the' senate. As
this treaty was firBt proposed by Minister
Romero it is only following out the usual
custom that my country sbould wait until
after action had been taken by the senate
hero. I understand that the treaty will
j come up for action on the 20th
of January, and we have been assured
by Secretary Frelinghuysen that
it will pass. Yesterday the secretary and
Minister Romero had a long consultation
at the state department and as a result we
have come to the conclusion that there
will not b3 any considerable opposition
from the sugar interests of the south and
especially those in Louisiana. This is our
first reciprocity treaty. We have com
menced treaties with Spain and Germany,
but of course not so many advantages are
given those countries as will be granted
by that now before your senate. Our gov
ernment is especially well im
pressed with the administration
of President Arthur. We had
some difference of opinion with Guate
mala in relation to the boundary line be
tween the two coantries, and there was an
agreement between the two powers to
leave the matter to the president of the
United States as an arbitrator. The ques
tion was first brought up in President Gar
field's administration, but Mexioo was dis
satisfied with the attitude of Secretary
Blaine, whieh seemed to be prejudiced
against us. Since President Arthur oame
in the matter has been settled by him to the
satisfaction of both parties in interest."
kasson's schemes.
Congressman Kssson some faw weeks
ago made public a letter in wkioh he ab
solutely declined to be a eandidate for
congress again. That letter was consid
ered to indicate that Mr. Kasson was
weary of public life and had determined
to retire. To-day some light was thrown
upon his action by the faot that ha kas
quietly left for Das Moinef, wher3 it is un
derstood he will take command
of an aggressive following in the
Iowa legislature organized with the
intention of making him the successor of
Senator Allison.
The velaminous correspondence and re
port in relation to the Yellowstone park,
3ent to the sanate by Secretary Teller in
response to a resolution offered by Senator
Vest, shows that there is not much har
mony between Mr. P. H. Conger, the su
perintendent of the park, and Mr. Hobart,
one of the lessees. Their letters to the
secretary refer to each other in terms de
signed to shake the confidence of Secre
tary Teller in the competency of Mr.
Conger and the good faith of Mr. Hobart
toward the government. The correspon
dence discloses the fact that many greedy
speculators have sought the privileges of
the park, and that a steady stream of ap
plications are oontinur-lly reaching him.
Superintendent Conger says that
the law is defective and
should be amended so that some
means may be provided for the arrest
and punishment of depredators. He ad
mits that tourists have killed game in tbe
park, and have not been punished. C. W.
Ra/, of Dakota, applies through Delegate
Maginni3, of MoDtaua, for a tract of
twenty acres. He says he has done a great
deal for Maginnis in Montana, and will
not be backward in asking favors of him.
He also claims to have discovered the
guysers, but complains that nobody will
believe his story, although his reputation
for veracity is good. H. R. Panery, of
St. Louis, asks the secretary for
permisiion to settle in the park,
to hunt for minerals and establish a labo
ratory. A Minnesota man asks for ten
acres in the park, and requests the secre
tary to send him a plat of the park.
Superintendent Conger requests for a
dairyman the privilege of establishing a
dairy of cows, which be thinks would be a
great advantage to tourists and the gov
ernment. W. C. Pendleton, of Bozeman,
would like to erect four buildings at the
most eligible points, where he might sell
newspapers and confectionery. There
were also among the numerous applications
several in relation to steamboat aud hotel
privileges, and oae for building a railroad
1 and telegraph line sixty-live miles long
from Omaha to Cook City. Mr. Conger
oppose? the building of a railroad and
criticises the commissioner of railroads,
Mr. Armstrong, for recommending it.
Mr. Scott Smith, a journalist, was sent out
by Secretary Teller on a tour of observa
tion during tbe summer, and after dining
at the hotels and going everywhere he re
ported that Superintendent Conger ii in
competent and ought to be replaced by a
younger and more active man. Mr. Smith
was convinced that the elk steaks provided
at the hotels were taken from elk killed in
the park. The skins of antelope were
seen in piles in the vicinity of the hotels.
The national convention of cornmercial
bodies who favor the enactment of a bank
rupt law, will be held in this oity on the
lGth inst. The convention will probably
remain in session aeveral days. Too gen
tlemen having the matter in charge desire
jt to be understood that it is not called in
the interest of the Lowell or any particu
lar bill, but for the purpose of perfecting
and agreeing upon sues a national, uni
form and equitable bankrupt law
as Bhall be deemed advantageous for the
protection of all the business interests of
the country. From the number\nd char
actor of the delegates already reported the
success of the convention is believed to be
assured. Many of the mo3t interested
responses thos far received are from the
extreme south and southwest. The cham
ber of commerce of San Francisco, have
requested Senator Miller, of California, to
represent them. Delegates will De pres
ent from the boards of trade of East Sagi
naw, St. Paul, Duluth, La Crosst, Daven
port, Dubuque, Chicago, and other cities
of the northwest. The Chicago
commercial club have been invited to send
Several resolutions loDfcjng to retaliato
ry measures by the government on account
of the exclusion of the American hog pro
duct from European markets have been
referred to different committees cf the
house. The one first introduced wa3 by
Mr. Townshend, of Illinois, and that was
referred to the committee of ways and
means, whioh will take it up for considera
tion eerly next week and report it to the
house as soon as possible for action. In
formation recaiml here by Mr. Town
shend, Mr. Davis, of Illinois, and other
congressmen indicates that great iuterest
is felt in relation to this mattor in all
parts of the country.
[Western Associated Press.J
Waphington, Jan. 10. —At a meeting of
the senate committee on postoffices and
post roads it was determined to begin one
week hence the consideration of the sev
eral measures proposed to establish a pos
tal telegraph. Senator Edmunds will give
bis views iu support of hH bill.
The hou?e oommittee on public lands
will hear argument Monday on the ques
tion of the forfeiture of the Texas Pacific
territorial land grant now claimed by the
Southern Pacific. The United States ha*
filed in the court of claims a counter claim
against the Union Pacific for $Soli,Gt>7, for
alleged indebtedness including five per
cent, of the net earnings.
raasiDEST of the senate.
Immediately after tbe adjournment of
the • senate a caucus of the Re
publican senators was held to consider the
expediency for at once proceeding with
the election of a president pro tempore.
The friends of Senator Anthony said he
waa gaining health, but he had doubts of
the advisability of andertaking the duties
of the presidency pro tempore.
The committee appointed to confer
with him on the subject of further aotion
was postponed.
The oommittee appointed at the oonven
vencion of cattle men recently held at Chi
cago to prepare a memorial to congress
setting forth the damage to the Block inter
ests by reason of contagious diseases whioh
exist to a limited extent in this oountry
and suggest such legislation as is best cal
culated to protect the cattle interests to
meet the demands of agriculture were
present, as well as members of tha com
mittee: J, Wilson, Colorado; D. E, Salmon,
District of Columbia; D. W. Smito, Illi
nois; J. B. Grinnell,Iowa;E. M. Hunt, New
Jersey; N. M. Curtis, New York; G. B.
Lawrence, Pennsylvania; J. M. (' irey, \V\ -
oming; D. C. Ayres, Wisconsin; E. W.
B:-tbb, West Virginia. To this committee
were added: Sotator Mil;er, of New Yorn;
W. H. Hatch, G. W. Debrell, E. W. Wmans,
'Am. Cullen, James Wilson, T. P. Oahil
tree, T. Williams, W. J. Green, L H. VVel -
ler; also the house committee on agrioul
ture: L. McLean, Brooklyn, N. Y.; E. D.
Thayer, Massachusetts; C. B. Saoin, Tex
Senator Miller, addressing the commit
tee, said the trouble heretofore in securing
legislation on the subject was because
there has been no concerted aotion on the
part of the states. He expressed the opin
ion that the senate was ready and willing
to pass any measure that met the approval
of the country.
a bill failed to pass
the last congress, because, unfortunately,
it was not thoroughly explained when in
troduced. J. W. Hatch, chairman of the
house committee on agriculture, said no
bill waa adopted by the oommittee while
he was chairman, whieh proposed refer
ence of (he diseases among cattle, to uny
branch of the government except the de
partment of agriculture. He was of opinion
that withiu the next twenty days the com
mittee would report a' bill to the house,
and it would pass, as did the bill on the
same subject, which has passed tha last
congress. Commissioner Loring iuformed
tbe committee that there was a communi
cation from Minister Lowell to the secre
tary of state, which states, that upon the
re-assembling of parliament, Eirl Dal
housie would offer a resolution tending to
facilitate the importation of American
cattle. The communication also said the
Eirl found himself embarrassed by*he ad
mitted existence of
in the eastern states. J. W. Moffet, the
London a.ent of the department of agri
culture, who is in Washington on leave of
absence, in reply to the contents of the
communication said, should the Earl of
Dalhousie offer suoh a resolution, another
having an entirely opposite view will be
snbmitted by some other member of par
liament. A sub-committee, consisting of
Senator Miller, Representative Hutch,
Curtiss, of New York,Carey, of Wyoming,
Hunt, of New JerBey, Grinnell, of Iowa,
D. W. Smith and Commissioner Loring,
was appointed to consider all the subjects
before the committee and formulate a bill
for its approval. The report will be made
to the full committee to morrow.
In the Yellowstone correspondence
transmitted to the senate to-day
there appears a letter from Super
intendent Conger to Secretary Teller,
which he aeks the latter to consider pri
vate. In it he says the company's people
help themselves to whatever they want,
inside or outside the government enclos
ure. They cut timber and allow their
herds to overrun the government grounds,
and wilfully break down and destroy the
fencing ereoted by Superintendent Hobart
of the hotel. The firm attempted to tear
down the fences there erected. In con
sequeEce of the destruction of the fence
tbe pastures are overrun by the com
pany's herds and are so bare of grass that
he will be compelled to take the govern
ment stock out of the park and winter it.
He has also purchased food for it at a
heavy cost. He closes his letter with this
statement: Hobart has boasted in my
hearing of his influence with you, and that
he had frequent letters from yon, and told
one of my assistants that you bad prom
ised him I should not visit Washington
this winter, and he also said
the reason you would not write me
was you were not going to have my
letters paraded before ooDgreES. Secreta
ry Teller replies to CoDger, blaming him
for not conveying the information sooner.
He refuses to receive private communica
tions on public business, and says he has
placed CoDger's letters on tile. He also
instructs him to notify Hobart that he
must comply strictly with the conditions
of the lease.
Lieutenant Kingman, in his report to
the secretary of wpr concerning the im
provements of the Yellowstone park, esti
mates that $210,000 can be spent profita
bly during next season in improvements
open the old roads and laying out new
ones and building bridges. He does not
favorably regard the proposition to build
a railroad through the park, and considers
that the apparent necessity of a railroad
will disappear upon the completion of a
system of good wagon roads.
Representative Willie, chairman of the
committee on rivers and harbors, Bays the
committee will consider the recommenda
tions of the Mississippi river commission
for an immediate appropriation of
$1,000,000 to-morrow, and it is expected a
favorable report will he made to the house
next week.
The president will vi»it New York on
the 21at to attend a reception of the Union
League club.
The treasury department baa purchased
375,000 ounces of silver for delivery at the
Philadelphia, New.York and San Francisco
Governor Ordway, of Dakota, has in
formed Commissioner General Morehead,
of the World's exposition at New Orleans,
that. Dakota will make an exhibition of
her mineral and agricu tural resources,
and, he could eafely say, that their exhibit
of natural oouriositiee, such as petrfied
wood, and the bones of mammoth prehis
toric animals would be of marvelous in
terest. Governor Ordway says he will
send the names of two able men of Dako
ta to President Arthur, as United
States commissioners to represent the
territory at the expoei tion.
At a meeting of the ways and means com
mittee with Morrison as chairman, the fol
lowing eub-oommiHees were appointed:
Changes in Tariff Laws —Mills. A. S-
Hewitt and Kelly.
Chancres of Internal Revenue Laws —
Bio ant, Hurd and Kasson.
On the Refund of Customs Duties—A. S.
Hewitt, J.H. Jones and K.-lly.
On the Refund of Taxes on Tobacco—
Biaokburn, Herbert aud Hiscook.
On the Refund of Taxes on Spirits and
Mai Liquors—Herbert, Blackburn and
On the Refund of Miscellaneous Internal
Taxes—Hurd, Blount and Ru-'sell.
Un the Relief for Lost U ited States
Boiids and Coupons—J. K. Jones, Wells
and Hiscook.
The committee decided that the question
of revision of the tariff shoa d not go to a
sab committee, but be considered by the
eu ire oommittee.' Mr- Mills says t^his
question v/i.l not be before the c.numittee
for ten days or two wteks. Duung tho
a information :ed to
I the work. Che in! p was
ling by submitting a reso
lution to the hous- ailing for information
regarding tha un-.i^r valuation of goods
'.•ou.-i.^ne>i to persons iu the TJnnud States.
Requests were sent List evening to all the
Republican senators to ba in their ?<;ata at
12 o'clock to day, for the purpose of elect
ing Senator Anthony president pro tern,
of the senate. Before the hour arrived the
purpose changed, and the caucus deter
mined on to-night or to morrow to con
sider the master.
A Good Showing: for t.lio Kittate of the Late
Albert; Weber, of Piano Fame.
[Special Telogram to the G! b i J
New Yobk, Jay. 10. —Chii;e^ E. Lydeck
er has been appointed receiver of the es
tate of the late Albrt Weber, t <e pjano
maker. The apiiointmeut w*-( imde by
Jndge Barrett, a^d Mr. Lydecker filed his
bond and enterei into possession to-day.
Albert Weber left assets of .|8,83;> 000, and
debts of $157,000. By the terms of his
will ail liaoilities of the
bu-ines3 were to be r*"id bofore
providing for oequests of $150 (»)0 to tb*
wife aud $50,000 each to t-eo daughters,
hiid ths bnsiaess was to be clo-ed up at
ouce if the yearly iuventory sh .-wed a loss
of $25,000. Mr. Ljdecker said to-day
that there was no intention of closing the
business or matiufactory at present. It is
believed '.hat there are aba jeta to
pay all debts, to set aside the |200,000 for
Mrs. W Teber nnd her daughters, f.nd to
transfer to youn^ Mr. Weber thi »;ood will
of the basinets. It is likely the Chicago
branch will be discontinued.
'the Kuama Itonii '■ i se
GboveCity, Hi., Jan. 10.—An indig
nation meeting was held here 11 t night in
tha school hous^ where Emma Boa,1 was
outraged. Resolu.ions were passed de
nouncing the verdict of the Bon 5 trial as
an outrage on the people and justices. It
waa showQthat the character of Hiss Bond
was above reproa. h. A society wa3 or
ganized for tha proi-esri'iu oi fe na;es.
Montgomery aud Pettis are »' heir homes,
near here aud Clemeati is snr\ oee* to be
either ia Chicago or Wisoouain.
A Vessel "Wrecked and all Hands Lost—
Firemen Iajured Through Falling Walls
—Damage by an Ice Jam at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Jan. 10.—A brief dispatch
from Belleville says the funeral of the
identified bodies of the victims of the con
vent fire who were residents of Belleville,
took place this forenoon. Services were
held in St. Peter's church, which was
heavily draped in mourning, and filled
with a very large crowd of sympathizing,
Borrowing people. A solemn requiem
mass was sung. Bishop Bates, of Alton,
officiating, assisted by Rev. Father Abbe
lin, of Milwaukee, spiritual director of the
order of Notre Dame. A large number
of priests of the diocese were also present.
Two funeral orations, one in English and
oae in German were delivered, after which
a procession of boys and girls of the pa
rochial schools, the young mens and la
dies' soc'tt e-, surv vi-ig sister?, il g -
men, mayor, city council of Belleville. A
very large number of citizens and strang
ers formed in the procession to Greeu
monnt cemetery, where the interment took
place and the last sad rites were perform
ed. Business was suspended in the city.
Nearly everybody in the place took part in
th b sad ceremonies.
The names of those buried with the
Mother Superior Mary Jerome, are the
three eisters Moderla, Agnelia and Edwina
and the pupils Katie Urbana, of Yandalia,
III., and Gertrude Straunoh, Duquoin, III.
The remains of the undentified victims
were also at the church, but were removed
after services and will be buried in one
coffin on Sunday, and a monument ereoted
over them bearing their names as follows:
Minnie Bailey, Emma Stock, Agnes Scal
ing, Dinah Horn, Lottie Pearson, Delisha
Schwitzauser, Mary Bsin, Josie Plandre.
All the debris iu the ruins of the convent
having been overturned and no additional
bodies ha/e been found, the search stopped
about qood, and the jury held a consulta
tion to agree upon a verdiot.
Toledo, Jan. 10. —The third 9tory end
roof of the St. Vincent's Orphan asylum
was burned this evening at half past six.
One hundred and twenty children, just put
to bed, were rescued without accident.
The loss is $H,000, fully insuredi The
cause of the fire was a defective flue.
the pittsbubo accident.
Pittseubg, Jan. 10. —A rigid investiga
tion into last night's accident at Brenton's
Station, is being instituted by the Penn
sylvania Railroad company. No more
deaths have occured and the injured are
doing so well that it is believed all—pos
sibly with the exception of Frank Collia,
an Italian —will recover.
Collia died at noon, making four deaths.
T' e names of tho other dead are Jacob
Heidelberger, Carmile Jnaghalillie and
Wm. Sennernig.
St. Johns, N. B., Jan. 10.—One of the
heaviest rain storms of the season occurred
to-day accompanied with 9now from the
eastward. The streets and sidewalks were
covered with smooth ice and telegraph
wires were covered with a masB of ice,
which dragged them down in some place*.
TheDigby steamer was unable to oross
the bay.
Ashtabula, O., Jan. 10.-—Exaggerated
reports have gone out about the burning
of the Ashtabula hotel block. F. D. Fick
enger, owner of the building, says be can
give no accurate estimate of the loss, but
others put it at $20,000; insurance $7,000.
West Cbeek, N. J., Jan. 10. —On even
ing of the 8th, the bark Elmira, of Eng
land, oame ashore above the life saving
station, a communication was made by a
shot line and whip, but before the crew
could be landed, the vessel broke up, and
all hands were lost.
PiTTSBuao, Pa,, Jan. 10.—Grave fears
are entertained of a disastrous flood if the
present warm weather continues. It has
been thawing nearly all day and at six
o'clock this evening a drizzling rain eel
in, whieh gives promise of continuing
through the night. The snow is two feet i
deep,and if it gees off suddenly with rain or |
before the groind thaws, a flood, suoh as |
has not been known in many year*, will [
probably be the result.
Mutt Vacate.
Chicago, Jan. 10.—A jear ngo the city
council placed a rental of $10,000 on the
site occupied by the exposition 'building,
where the national Republican conven
ti >n was held four years ago. All efforts
to comnrornisa the claim having failed, .
the mayor has notified the Exposition
company to vacate the premises. It was
in this building it wa* expected to hold
the next ni'ional Republican convention.
Reducing Wage*.
Reading, Pa., Jan. 10.—The Scott Iron
works to-day informed the men of the re
auction of wages ranging from fifteen to
thirty cents a day. A number stopped
work. f
brand Opera Mouse!
Being aware that owing to the extreme cold
weather of the past few clays the larger part of
our citizens have been uaable to attend the Op
era House, and witness the excellent acting of
MibsLiiraE. Dainty, supported by a superior
Star Co -.pany, in the new and rommtic drama
that was played to euch successful business in
the early part of ihe season at Chicago, I have
arra-.igad with them to play a return engagement
of two pirformaaoes, Saturday Matinee and
Evening, January 13. Sale of seats commences
Friday, 9 a.m., at tho usual prices, $1.00, 75c,
50c and i5c- Respectfully.
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
Grand Opera House!
L.N. SCOTT, Manager.
The Great Sppctacular and Sensational Play,
fr; m BOOTH'S TH.BATEB, New Yobk, the
17 Sets of tke most Superb Scenery !
J. W. Mobbisset and J. T. Dicxson, Managers.
"The Gypsey Encampment,"
'•Craigsnestby Moonlight,"
"Little Queer street,"
"The Wreck of the Saratoga,"
"London at Sunrise."
»^- Grand Matine3 Wednesday and tia'up'ay.
Pr ces, $1.00, 75o, 50c; gallery, 25c. Sale of
seats commences Saturday, 12th,. at 9 a. m.
p rhM. Q
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JJ" Repaired. /V
r\ Exchanged. JT
jg At Lowest Prices, jg
If you want to
For the next 10 days we will inakt jvou lower
pricos than yon ever heard of.
Solid Walnut Case tafim OIUM.VS, $25,
$35, $40, $51), $(iO.
HAMMIS, $150, $170, $-.M)0,
51 West Third street, St. Paul,
2,100 CENTS.
900 CENTS.
'Figures Won't Lie .'" If you
care to make an investment which
will net you a profit of nearly
33 1-3 per cent., read what we
have to say.
We have sold nearly 40 over coats
of Lot 14,250 for $30. and they
were considered CHEAP for that
MONEY. We have about ten of
tfiis same lot left, which we are go
ing to sell before Sunday next.
T'his overcoat is made from a gen
uine French Elysian, with an ex
tra wide seal collar. The sleeves
are lined with heavy satin. The
coat is doublestitohed and cut eac
t% a long, si»*6 running from 35 to
42, ches*. This garment is certain
ly the perf+etion ot the tailor's
MtciU, and would cost at least,
- made to order," $00.
$21 !
Corner of TMrd aM RiUert streets.
Our 25th Semi-Annual Bed Fig
ure Hal*
lit Sat Joseph's
Fori tie EtaiioaloGToM Ladies*
Parents desirous of p'aoing th»ir daughters in
a first class school, will do well to investigate
the claims of tuis institution. To tho present
building, which is both spacious and beautiful,
a large addition in being erected, which will con
tain mupic, exhibition nnd recreation halls The
course of studies in the different departments is
thorough, nothing being omitted that is neces
sary to impart a finished education. Tho muei
oaldepartment comprises a Thorough coureo for
graduation in Theory and Practice. Everv ad
yantage is afford*! to xho3e who wi9h to pursue
a special course in paintiDg; general instructions
ii drawing ar< given in c Rs^-mocn. Fir par
ticular apply to SltfTEil SOPElilO.^. 8544
General Druggist
Is settled in his elegant New Store
Corner M and Saint Peter streets,
Where can be found the finest and best of Drug?,
Perfumery, Toilet Articlee, Patent Mtd ">nes,
etc. Also, all kinds of Garden and Flower
Seeds in their season.

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