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Fhei Sccni to be Disgruntled at the
Last Turn of the Markets.
The Tendency Marked Towards a High
er Range of Prices.
Astonishing Bise in the Pi ice or Oregon
ami Nor/hern Pacific
ial Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Jan. 28.--The shorts are un
easy: the longs have become confident.
Thissumm ced the situation about the
wheat hree dayß now there have
been firmc. ■■■■ higher cables. Prices
have been iew York, p.nd actually
a cons'Jc mint quantity of grain has been
taken :•.-. for s.hipmejt. Up to
the middle--. ek the best efforts of
the best grain operators could not keep
the price of wheat up here. The situation
now is such that the best efforts of the
best operators do not avail to keep it
down. There was this morning a
very lir^o volume of trade. There
were some very strong bears t-nll'mg, like
Jones aud 1/ mn. There were, besides,
other very large sales by people who had
bought their grain lower and who were
satisfied with their profits. In this clasp
were the Adamses. The prico of wheat
advanced and closed at 1 o'olock vi<s
above Saturday's figures. It was a mag
nificent day for scalpers. May opened at
98.>-,'•», fell to 97*fc, then advanced steady
and close! at 99j£c, tho tog figure.
"There are very few," said a broker,
''besides local operators in the
market yet. The outsiders have not
become interested. They went
in last December expecting
a January boom. It never came, and
they departed after having dropped their
money. The present bulge is occasioned
altogether by the ohanged attitudes of a
few of the big local traders. Lester, for
instance, has chauged from a seller to a
buyer. The Adamses changed soirle time
ago. There is little prospect for a safe
bull movement, however, until the out
siders come in a3 buyers. The present
soft weather has had some little influence
on prices. This is always considered a
critical period for winter wheat.
The country is," said he,
generally covered with snow
and this is a favorable circumstance. A
thaw, however, at this time of the year,
followed by a freeze would be likely to
cause damage; would at least set afloat
alarming rumors. Alarming rumors about
the winter wheat would be enough, togeth
-3r with the unsettled state of affairs
ibroad, to put up the price of wheat."
The trading about the corn pit waß
3m?.11. "I do not believe," said one man,
'that 1,000,000 bushels changed hands this
morning. With i-o little trading and good
fair receipts, prices weakened a little."
May corn opened at SSo, fell to 57^0, but
closed at 55%9. Receipts were 481 cars.
Provisions acted like wheat and under
the same influences. Cables were higher
and the demand at New York better.
Brokers reported the oash trade good. May
pork offered at $15.95, dropped to $i 5.85,
and closed at $16.17};,. May lard opened
at $9.22 14 and closed at $9.35. Receipts
of hogs aggregated 17,500. There is little
doubt but packers are bullish and firm in
purpose not to sell exoept at an advance.
It is certain, too, that southern and for
eign buyers are advancing their figures.
Among the gossip current here is a
3tory that Jack Haver! y ia Bhort
500,000 bushels of corn at 58c, through
\ well known New Yorker who is here, but
when at New York spends his evenings
with Haverly at the Fifth Avenue hotel.
Daring the day private cables were contra
dictory, but seemed on the whole stronger.
Ihe Adams crewel, it is conceded, has sold
j vast quantity of long wheat reaching
into the millions of bushels, but the
market absorbed it easily and advanced.
The market was a little de2d on call, but
an the whole strong- Provisions -reached
i good d jal higher. May pork closed at
$16,27},, May lard $4 52>£. Wheat and
corn, however, did not hold out. May
wheat stopped at 99}^'@99i^o. May
lorn at 58V£a. Big traders
were not in market on a great scale. Poole,
Kent & Co. were selling wheat. So was
McGeoch. Swartz & Dapee, Robert War
ren, Lindblom, Comstock & Baldwin were
juyers but not in large blocks. The mar
mot appears to even up. The course to
norrow will depend apparently upon the
veather and cables.
Receipts of cattle and hogs were about
!,000 more than for the corresponding day
ast week. Ths market was slow and
)rioes [email protected] lower than last week in
nedir.ui to fair fat cattle, [email protected] lower in
lommon and half fat cattle, w«ak and
ending lower in batchers'
itock. which is in heavy
'upply, fully 40 per cent, of the arrivals
>eing canning arid butchers' stock. The
general market was dull and weak, and
folly 10 per cent, lower than on Saturday.
Buyers instead of skirmishing about the
paras as they did last Monday, were loiter
sg about tho exchange building, quite in
liffereci as to what pas going on about.
Hogs are about the same as a week ago.
rrade and prices are dull and lower, in
nany oases 10 par cent, below the current
prices of Saturday, and from 20 to 30 per
sent, lower than the highest of Friday last.
Che greatest decline is on ali sorts of light
md mixed packers, yet a good lot of Phil
idelphias sold this morning at $6.55
;hat on Friday would have brought $6 80
Light that sold [email protected] on Friday
sold at f [email protected] to-day, and assorted
ight that sold as high as $6<»6.25 on Fn
iay sold for f 5.95 ft 6 today/ Speculators
were not in the market and packer*
seemed entirely indifferent.
Trade in sheep was active and prices
unchanged for the best. Common and
©mhi if (ElnfaE,
medium must be quoted lower. Receipts
were about 2,000 more than on the corres
ponding day last week.
Chicago Financial.
[Special Telegn.ni to the Globe. |
Chicago, Jan.2B.— Banks report quietness in
their line. The demand for money is moderate
under the influence of a good supply. A 1 paper
is a welcome article, and passes readily
at [email protected] percent. Occasional loans on call col
lateral are made at 5^ per cent. Eastern ex
change between city banks was quoted at 60c
premium per $1,000. The bank clearings were
$66,69,000 against $5,837,000 on Saturday. Tho
outgo of currency is light.
Schwartz & Dupee received the following
from Henry Clews & Co. this evening: "The
market opened buoyant, influenced by a tele
gram sent from Omaha by the general manager
of the Union Pacific stating that tho Utah &,
Colorado matters in dispute had
been settled, aud that there need be no
apprehensions of the dreaded war of rates.
Time would bring a aettlemeat of their troubles
on a fair basis. The railroad stocks distinguish
ed themselves by a renewal of their old dme ac
tivity, and proved by several wonderful acrobat
ic feats that they have considerable vitality left
yet. Oregon Navigation jumped from 87 to 114,
■•! Transcontinental from '-<),',; to 23,
Northern Pacific preferred from 43%t049)>£.
This severe erratic action i o frightened the \xmr>
th;:t. they fled panic stricken in all di
rections. While the general leudtnoy of the
market should be upwards, as
we have recently foreshadowed, still
it has bef>n a decline 100 long
to have strength in its recovery to make the
ascent all at once, a-d can only attain the sum
mit by a gradual approach and not by 6uch a
spasmodic and unnatural advance as was at
tempted to-day, and which, if often repeated,
can only re3ult in exhaustion and final relapse.
1 Special Telegram to the Globo. j
New Yobk, Jan. 28. -The ex-Villards
were the center of attraction at the open
ing and continued a prominent feature
throughout the day. From the first hour
there was a steady advance with
out any special excitement until
Oregon Navigation appeared and rose
5 points at one quotation, followed by an
other advance of 11 points, cash, making
a total gain for the day of IU points, or 21
since Friday. It was seen that this stock
was praotically cornered, and soon loaning
rates for the day were 8 per cent. There
was also a difference of 1 per cent, between
cash and regular in Northern Pacific pre
ferred. The bears, mindful of the ex
perience they have had heretofore in these
stocks, ran hard for cover, and the advance
was continued until the last hour, when
there was good selling by prominent large
bear houses seller GO, and also regular.
Granger stocks were strong ail day on a
dispatch which Mr. Gould was said to have
received from Mr. Clark, of the Union
Pacific, saying that the railroad matter
was entirely settled since the Chicago
meeting. Our information is that no set
tlement has been made, but everything is
working favorably towards the desired
end. Vanderbilts were stronger and
Michigan Central quite active. There are
a number of stocks loaning at a premium,
and shorts are likely to be pushed still
further. At the same time we believe in
following out the programme we laid
down Friday, when we advised our
friends not to be short of the market,
but to sell on rallies. We feel
like selling it now. Northern Pacific earn
ings the third week of January increased
$14,200; Chicago & Alton $9,700. North
ern Pacific was bought in under the rule by
manipulators, and was a mere farce, as the
stock was selling higher at the time in the
regular crowd. On any sharp reaction in
St. Paul, Union Paoifio and good stocks we
would buy.
London, Jan. 28. The Mark Lane Express
in its weekly review of the British grain
trade s3ys: The weather is rough and the
wind and floods did serious damage. On
Friday, sellers were ot the opinion that
values had gone low enough and endeav
ored to make a stand, but to day the mar
ket was disappointing to sellers. Flour
iri depressed and quiet. Barley is quiet,
but steady. Foreign wheat has improved,
but doll. Maize, the United States orop of
1883, is coming lorwara, and old mixed
American held for 26s <>d ex-ship. Three
cargoes have arrived off the coast. One
cargo of No. 1 California was withdrawn.
One sold and four remained, including one
No. 2 American red winter, and »No. 1
Oalifornian. For cargoes on the passage
there was greater inquiry. Sales of Eng
lish wheat during tho weak, 02,386. quar
ters at 38? per quarter against 62,535.
quarters at 40s and 4d for the correspond
ing week last year.
Belleville, Ont., Jan. 28.—Barber &
Leslie's furnishing store, John Grant's
boot and shoe house, McFee & Allen's jew
elry store have burned. Loss $25,000.
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 28.—-Last night
the Brigham ioung academy, at Provo,
Utah, was destroyed by fire, causing a lo«s
of $30,000 with no insurance. It was a
Mormon school with 400 students. No
lives were lost but there were numerous
narrow esoapes. Nitro glycerine in the
laboratory was fortunately removed before
the fire obtp'ned headway.
Ottawa Items.
Ottaw>, Jan. 28.—The revenue of the
Dominion from July 1, 1883, to July 20,'
1884, is §17,869,133, a decrease of $2,112,
-231. Expenditures, $16 ; 406.869, an in
crease of $985,212. A deputation from
the Ontario Manufacturers' and Millers'
association has arrived here, to present a
memorial to the minister of agriculture
regarding the proposed amendments to
the Canadian patent laws. The memo
rialists ask that the American patent sys
tem be adopted in entirety.
Looking Up.
Allentown, Pa., Jan. 28.—Work was re
sumed in the Allentown Rolling Mill com
pany's smaller mill, giving employment to
one hundred persons.
Kavanagh sells a fine piano aud large lot of
furniture, at the store No. 169 East Seventh
street, (Kahn's old ttandj at 10 o'clock, this
New Superintendent.
Baltimobe, Jan. 28. —Joseph B. Stewart,
lately of the Western Union office in New
York, is appointed acting superintendent
of the Baltimore & Ohio.
The Progi amine all Laid Out for Min
nesota Republicans.
Rut a Good Real of Turmoil for the
"Grand Old Party" in the North
Star State.
Rut With Albert Scheffer in the Field
thcFquine Animal May As
sume Another Color.
| Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
Chicago, J;in 28. —The Tribune this
morning print;; an entertaining letter on
Minnesota politics which the readers of
the Globe will peruse with interest.
The following is the letter, headlines and
Sr, Paul, Minn., Jan. 24.—[Special
correspondence to the Chicago Tribune ] —
Ever since the defeat of Senator Wisdom
last year there has been a very unsettled
feeling among the republican politicians
of Minnesota.
I do not refer to th&ir feeling towards
the Democrats, for that is not an element
which cuts any particular figure in Minne
sota politics; but I allude to the resent
ments among themselves. Fortunately the
Republican strength in this state is so
great that we can quarrel among ourselves
bat come up smiiing with a party victory
in any event.
The present turmoil in Minnesota poli
tics arises from the fact that tho state ha 3
been blessed with a political dynasty.
This dynasty mightJUmost be said to have
been "a war measure." It had its founda
tion the first year of the war, and was
largely based upon the patronage which
the war gave the governor of the state.
Ramsey was governor, and hi 3 lessons in
Pennsylvania politics enabled him to
found a dynasty which has only recently
been broken, and which even now is striv
ing to recuperate.
Gov. Ramsey wa3 the senior
representative of this so-called
dynasty, and Mr. Windom grew to be
Ignatius Donnelly was one of the origi
nal members of the dynasty, but the party
was not quite large enough for both him
and Ramsey, and Mr. Donnelly got out
side of the traces.
The success of what I might term, for
lack of a better mame, the Ramsey-Win
dom dynasty, led to great tranquillity in
Minnesota politics. I', vas generally con
ceded that that dynasty was the regulator
of political fame and fortune, and henoe
aspirants for position first made their
peace with the head-centres, and
thus became part of the dynasty them
selves. As all new fish were caught in the
same drag net, it did not leave muoh
room for a disturbance.
The first absolute break in tranquillity
was about eight years ago, when Senator
Ramsey failed to secure a third term in
the senate, and Judge McMillan was elect
ed in his stead. The defeat of Ramsey
was due to a bolt from the party caucus,
which was largely occasioned by local
jealousy of Minneapolis toward St. Paul.
Senator Ramsey has always resided
at St- Paul, and Minneapolis concluded
she was competent to furnish a senator in
the person of W. D. Washburn. The only
result was the defeat of Ramsey and the
selection of McMillan who is also a resi
dent of St. Paul. Senator McMillan is a
concienlions man, and aims to do what is
right and honorable in every respect.
I scarcely need to add after this state
ment that he is not successful and popu
lar as a politician. Iv fact, he is net a
politician at all. He has built up no po
litical following, and when he was elected
the second time his friends kept him in
Washington because they knew he
would not lie or make false
promises to secure the office.
Hl3 election was due the manipulation of
politicians who did not want to see ex-
Senator Ramsey restored, he (Ramsey)
being the leading candidate to McMillan's
second term.
I have given you thi3 protracted story
to show that the real break iv the "war
dynasty" in Minnesota did not ooour un
til Mr. Windom, the junior m«mber of the
cabal, was gathered to his political fathers
last winter. As McMillan bailt np no po
litical faction, the Ramsey coterie hocked
to Windom, and when he went down aad
Senator Sabin came to the front there
was a smashing of crockery.
Senator Sabin is every inch of him a poli
tican. He is adroit, genial, plausible and
popular. In short, he has "more wheels
in him" than any pnblic man who has ap
peared upon the Minnesota carpal, and
that is why matters are a good deal tora
up. The old crowd, who for nearly n
quarter of a century have held undisputed
sway in Minnesota politics, are being rele
gated to the back pews nnder the gallery,
and the new element, who are now the
elect, gather in the front slips right close
to Senator Sabin's rostrum. Hence
there is only one thing that can
now be counted certain in Minnesota poli
tics, and that is that the state will go Re
publican. The senatorial contest now be
ing waged will not affect the result so far
as national politics is concerned.
If, as now seems quite possible, Senator
McMillan should ba appointed to fill the
vacancy created by Judge McCrary's
resignation, it would be d»ae to the efforts
of his enemies who wish to create a
vacancy in order to secure the senatorship.
The "pressure" for the appointment
does not come from Senator McMillan
or his friends, bnt from those who have the
lightning rods np for the senatorial posi
tion. There will be great disappointment
among the aspirants if the senatorial
vacancy does not ooour.
The disturbed condition of political
affairs in this state will crop out very
forcibly in at least three out of the five
congres- ional districts.jlu tn.6 Srst dis rict,
where there is a reliable Republican
majority of from 4,(<00 to 5,000, Hilo
White only managed to squeeze in
by t a beggarly 500. This
was owing to the Dunnell-
Winom feud—a feud which still exists with
this difference: That Mr. Windom is in
private life and out of the fight, leaving
his old camp followers to go their own
gait, while Mr. Dunnell, who is also in
private life, is aspiring to return, and is
personally active in rallying his forces
about his "lost cause." It would be a very
possible thing to se<* Mr. Dunnell defeat
Milo White for the nomination for con
gress in the First district. White's majori
ty in a strong Republican district was
to Bmall that his party is afraid to nomi
nate him, and if he should be renomina
ted it would be solely due to the old Win
dom faction, who have no love for Milo
White, but who do not want to see Dan
nell on top.
In the second district everything is
serene. J. B. Wakefield, the present in
cumbent, is not a brilliant man, bat ha is
what is termed in politics a "good fellow,*'
and has hosts of friends. As he is now
serving his first term, he is sure
of a return without opposition in
his own party, and it is quite likely,
as the ca?e is so hopeless, he m?v not
have a Democratic opponent at" the
The Third district is graced by Mai.
Strait, who has a pretty happy faculty of
"getting there" in spito of considerable
opposition. When M.ncteota had but
three congressmen he was twice e'ectea
and once defeated by a Democrat. There
have never been b it two Democratic mem
bers of congresf from Minnesota since
Fort Sumter wt.s fired on, and Mr.
Puepler, who defeated Maj. Strait, was
one of them. When the state
gained two more distriotß Maj. Strait came
up smiling again. As this is his fit at term
in his present district, he is quite likely to
pull through once more, but it is not im
probable he will have to fight for his tom
ination. In his district, like tho others a
nomination is equivalent to an election.
The fourth (Miune-Pual) district is quite
a complicated affair the present year. This
comprises a portion of what was formerly
the third district under the old apportion
ment, and embraces, as far
as it goo?, the territory
made memorable by the great Washburn-
Donnelly.fight. It includes St. Paul and
Minneapolis, which is sufficient to ineure
a first cluss rumi>t's. W. D. Washburn has
served with ability and satisfaction for
three terms, but, either as a matter of pol
icy or because he is satiated, he has pub
lished a letter declining to be a fourth
termer. Mr. Washburn resides in Minne
apolis, and Lore:. Fletcher, a wealthy mil
ler and lumberman^ has assumed a sort of
right of inheritance to Mr. Washburn's
successor. Mr. Fletcher ranks a3"K6en" in
politic*, and so he is, but keenness is
sometimes overdone. He was speaker of
the house when Windom was defeated,
and was one of the original leaders of the
Windjm movement. He was probably
honestly loyal to Windom at the outset,
but when the Sabin boom was inaugurated
he became cool towards his first love. The
name of the sper.ker was called last in the
joint conventicn which elected the senator,
and on the last and critical day in the con
test there was a little pause between the
call of the upeaker's name and his vote.
The interval was occupied by the speaker
leaning o,rer his Gcak and asking one of
the tally clerks how the vote stood. Upon
ascertaining that Mr. Sabin's election was
secure, his response rang out clear and
stronger, (a little louder than usual),
"William Windom." This made his vote
consistent on the record. The story got
out on him, and the old Windom crowd
were disgruntled, while the trhumphant
Sabinites did not give him credit for aid,
so, between two stools he finds some
chickens coming home to roost about
these fdays. In spite of the "little
story" I have given Mr. Iletcher has been
getting along right swimmingly with his
canvass. He has had a Minneapolis news
paper interview all the prominent men of
that city, and has secured a very general
declaration "in favor cf Fletcher." There
has been a little quiet talk about W. R.
Merriam, vice president of the Merchant's
National bank of this city, being a candi- ;
date, but he is quite young and inexperi- j
enced in politics and Fletcher has regard- j
ed him with a sort of "shoo fly, don't j
bodder me" air.
But now a very serious complication
has srisen whioh strikes Mr. Fiether &11 in
a heap. There has sprung up a formid
able movemont in favor of Albert Sheffer,
of this city. Mr. Sheffer is cashier of the ,
B*.nk of Minnesota, and it would be no
exaggeration to say the most popular man
in tfae state. He is f-trong personally,
politiovlly, socially and business wiee, and
if he couid be induced to accede to the
wishes of his friends, ho will make Mr.
Fletcher's contest for the nomination any
thing but a rosy one. Mr. Sheffer
has always < alien a great interest
in politics, though he has never held an
office. He was a straight Republican un
til 1872, when he supported Horace Gree
ly, and since that time has occupied an
independent position politically. He took
an active part on the stump in 1882 in
supporting Knute Nelson, the Republican
member of congress from the fifth dis
trict, and was one of the most effective
workers outside of the legislature in be
half of Senator Sabin'a election. Ha is,
therefore, in short, with the reigning des
tiny, which counts a great deal in securing
a nomination. It is certain
Mr. Waehbarn is giving no
aid to Fletoher, Rnd it is hinted he i 3 in
favor of a St, Paul man forcoDgress, as he
(Washburn) wishes to be governor or sen
ator, or both, at no distant day, and hone?
it would be convenient not to have too
many Minneapolis men in office. Until
tnisj Scheffer movement was started Mr.
Fl6tcher counted that he had a regular
walk over, but he now realizes that doubt
ful things are very uncertain. Since Mr.
Sch6ff*r's ne.me has baen canvassed Mr.
Fletcher, who is making a personal can
vass, find 3 people non-committal. While
he was in the field apparently alone
it was tn easy matter for
time to secure pledges of support, but now
he frequently meets with absolute refusal cr
a qualified pledge of support "incase Al
bert Scheffer is not in the field." There is
another marked difference. Mr. Fletcher
is conducting his own campaign in person.
No one else appears to b6 taking any par
ticular interest in affairs, while the Scheffer
movement is a sort of spontaneous affair,
inaugurated without consultation with him
and even against his wishes. It is not
known what he will do
in the matter, bat his friends
assume that he wiil not
decline so high a mark of popular an d
public esteem. It makes the* contest one
of decided interest, and what seemed like
a olear sky for Fletcher may prove a per
fect cyclone in the end.
The Fifth district was made memorable
in 1882 by a triangular contest. Nelson
and Kindred on the Republican side and
Barnum on the Democratic made things
musical. Neleon is a Norwegian and, a*
his countrymen are numerous in the dis
trict he won the prize. There
are all sorts of rumors afloat
about the campaign this year. It is gener
ally understood Kindred will make a con
test for the Republican nomination, and if
he does the Fifth district will be lively
again. Mr. Nelson has the advantage of
being in possession, and he will make
that count, but Mr. Kindred is popular,
energetic and wealthy, and will make
things lively among "the boys." A cam
paign in the Fifth Minnesota dlptrict has
all the free and easy elements of the west
ern sytle of politics. There is no standing
on ceremony or courtesy, but it is "spit
on your palms and wade in." Out of all
this tnrmoil, present and prospective, you
can set down Minnesota as certain to re
turn five Republican congressmen, and
give her eleotoral vote to the Republican
nominee for president, wnoeverhe may be.
The Murderer Confessts--The Rowel] Can
--A Deserved Lynching—A. Most Brutal
Murder—liKsal Proceedings.
Hdnteb's Point, L. 1., Jan. 28.—Chaa.
A. Rugg, confined in jail charged with the
assault on Selah Spr&gne Friday morning,
has confessed that he committed the
Jamaica, L. 1., Jan. 28. —The examina
tion of Edward S. Tappan, who confessed
that his brother John had murdered the
Ma/bee women while he looked on, has
begun. Since the arrest of the negro
Rugg, for assaulting James Sprague,
and the discovery of evidence circum
stantialley;'connecting himlwith the Town
send and May bee outrages, thore has been
a growing belief that Tappan's confes
sion is that of a man driven crazy by the
hounding of the detectives. Tappau
when brought into court was crying bit
Batavia, N. V., Jan. 28.—1n the Rowell
trial to-day Sophia L. Balcom, Marshall
town, lowa, aunt of the defendant, testified
that Rowell's mother died at the ago of
twenty-nine or thirty, and was a feeble
woman. Defendant was melancholy and
excitable. The sisters of her mother died
insane. Their maternal grandmother also
died insane. Edward Rowell, the prison
er's father, confirmed this testimony.
Detboit, Mich., Jan. 2S. —The safe in
the postofficeat Harrow, Ont., fifteen or
twenty miles from Windsor, opposite this
city, was blown open on Sunday morning
and robbed of $130 worth of stamps and
about $150 cash. A small quantity of
goods was also taken from the store in
which the postoffice is located. Two bur
glars have since been arrested, but the
third has escaped. All of the property is
believed to be recovered, with two kits of
burglar's tools. One of tho captured men
is believed to be Kennedy, nicknamed
"The kid," and though being but nineteen
is well known as an American ciook. The
is thought to be a Canadian. The thieves
were making for this side when captured.
Fobt Wobth, Texas, Jan. 28. —J. F. Fog
who came here recently from Calafornia,
and purchased a half interest in the Cow
boy saloon was assaulted last night by his
partner, Wm. Wood, and beaten with brass
knuckles so badly that he will die. This
is the fifth murder here within Bix weeks.
Henry Hittson, a well known farmer of
Manefield, brother of Jei.se Hittson, a rich
oattle man, quarreled with Jim Foley, a
gambler, at tho parlor saloon while throw
ing dice for money yesterday afternoon.
Foley attempted to draw a bowie knife,
when Hittson drew a pistol and shot Foley
twice, killing him. Hittson escaped. The
sheriff and a posse are in pursuit.
to be hanged.
Aububn, N. V., Jan. 28.—Petemeky, the
I murderer of Mrs. Froitzheim is sentenced
t3 hang March 21.
anotheb tbial.
Cincinnati, Jan. 28.—Emil Trumpier,
who has been twice convicted of the innr-j
der o f Anthony Delano, onco in the second
degree and the last time in the first de
gree, has a new trial to-day. He plead
guilty to the general indictment, leaving
* the court to hear ths testimony and fix the
grflde of the crime.
Philadelphia, Jan. 28—Daniel ReitT,
formerly a Pennsylvania railroad conduc
tor, wa3 convicted of the charge of con
spiracy to defraud the company. A
verdict of not guilty was rendered in the
case of Thos. Luckett, the prosecution
abandoning the charge of conspiracy.
Luckett was subsequently placed on trial
on a charge of embezzlement growing out
cf ths same transaction.
After hearing testimony the judge deci
ded if any crime had been oommittei it
was outside the jurisdiction of the oonrL
Defendant discharged.
Sioux City, la., Jan. 28.—M T. Liytou ,
the insane man who shot himself on a
train on the Pan Handle road on Satur
day, the particulars of which were given
in a Pittsburg dispatch, is a farmer living
near Modale, Harrison cocnty, la., where
his family reside. Lay ton was on his w*y
to visit his father near Pittsburg. The
family and friends are much distressed -is
they are unable to obtain any definite
news concerning the tragedy.
Pittsbdbg, Jan. 28. —M. T. Lay ton, of
Modale, lowa, who attempted suicide on
the Pan Handle train on Tuesday night,
and who was suspected of complicity in
the Bodecker murder, St. Lauis.on account
of peculiar remarks and actions before the
shooting, is improving, and hopes are en
tertained of his recovery. The physicians
have pronounced him insane.
Detboit, Mich., Jan. 28.—The name of
the second burglar arrested for the Harrow
safe blowing turns out to be Billy O'Cal
lahsn. He finished a term of three years
in the Ohio state prison at Columbus last
spring for highway robbery.
Chattanooga, Term., Jan. 28. —A man
named Webb got into a difficulty in Jack
son oounty, Ala., with three brothers
named Wilburn, and he killed two and fa
tally wounded the third. The origin was a
trivial matter.
San FBANCi3Co,Jan.2B. —The trial to-day
Bet aside the indictments for forgery
against Aggie Hill and W. N. Neilson in
the oelebrated Senator Sharon divorce
case. The grand jury committed thtm
f->r contempt of court in refusing to di
vulge the secrets of the grand jury room.
New Orleans, Jan. 28. —The fact com
ing to the knowledge of the court that
Troisville Sjkes, testamentary executor of
the estate of Kate Townsend, had passed a
pretended act of sale, oonveying all the
immovable property of the estate to a
third person without an order irom the
court, and not having been recognized as
the universal legatee under the will,
Judge Houston ordered the sheriff to take
possession of the entire estate. A stay of
prow dines wa3 later granted. Sykea'
trial for ihe murder of Kate Townsend be
gins tv morrow.
Romta, Col., Jan. 28.—Frank Williams
and John Gray, who shot and killed Orion
Kurt/ m a saloon row yesterday mornicg.
were te.ken from jail at two o'clock this
morning by masked men und hang, i to
the i'.tierg of a log shanty i*.es>r by. Gray j
game, bnt Williams pleaded for
...mng he sliot in self defense, i
l he coro: er*s jury : the usual ver- |
f 'hanging done by parties un- '
Eli ,Jan. 28.—The mutilated I
remains o* Harvey Stacker, a prominent :
youDg man of this place, were found this I
morning near Petet's creek trestle, two !
mites from here. Blood was scattered '■■
over the scow for a distance of a hundred !
yards, and show evidence of a hard :
struggle. There is uo clue to the mur- !
The Selil.t'-.
Washington, Jan. 28. —Senators Shsr-j
man and Pendleton each presented resola- j
tions from the wool growers of Ohio, i
praying for the restoration of the former
duty on wool. Referred to the committee
on finance.
Senator Hoar from the oommittee on
judiciary, reported the original bill relat
ing to the enforcement of the law in Utah.
He said he did not himself favor the
clause in the bill which requires the exclu
sion of the women from the suffrage in
that territory.
The following petitions wero presented
and referred:
By Senator Slater, from the citizens rf
Oregon and Washington territory, praying i
that the lands granted the Oregon Central '
railroad be restored to the public domain.
Also the lands granted to the Northern
By Seuator Logan, from the ex-soldiers
of the Union army,praying for the enact
ment of a general law for the relief of that
class of citizens.
By Senator Piatt, from Prof. Theodore
D. Wolsey and others, praying for the pas
sage of a law to provide for the collection
of divorce statistics.
Senator Logan, from the committee on
appropriations, reported favorably on the
bill making an appropriation of $11,000
for the improvement of the dam above
the pool at Rook Island arsenal, and
asked unanimous consent for its immedi
ate consideration. Fending action on this
a message was reoeived, announcing the
death of Representative Mackey, and the
matter was laid over.
A message wa3 received from the house,
announcing the death of Congressman
Mackey, of South Carolina. The senate i
after appointing a committee to attend
the funeral adjourned.
The committe consists of Butler, Pen
dleton and Hill. The hotse coicmiitae 'o
take charge of the funeral arrangements
of Representative Mackey consists of:
Pettibone, O'Hara, Davia (Missouri),
Hemphill, Bisbee and Willis.
House of Representative::.
Washington, Jan. 28. —Immediately af
ter the reading of the journal, the death
of E. W. M. Mackey, of South Caroline,
was announced, and the customary resoln
tions were adopted. The bouse as a
mark of respect to the memory of the de
ceased, adjourned.
Opera Seats Sold.
Cincinnati, Jan 28.—The sale of single
seats for the opera festival began to-day,
and continued without intermission all
day. More disposition to bay for specula
tion was developed than at the sale of
season tickets-
list Sit Joseph's
For tie EiiiicatM of Toom Ladiesa
Parents desirous of placing their daughters in
a first class school, will do well to investigate
the claims of tnis institution. To the present
building, which is both spacious and beautiful,
a large addition is being erected, which will con
tain music, exhibition and recreation halls. The
course of studies in the different departments is
thorough, nothing being omitted that is neces
sary to impart a finished education. The musi
cal department comprises a thorough course for
graduation in Theory aud Practice. Every ad
vantage is afforded to those who wish to pursue
a special course in painting; genaral instructions
ii drawing are given in class-rooms. For par
ticular apply to SISTER SU PERIO3. 3544
ran*? w ■ 3 in in* n i 8
/111 l viil AlUllUl nPi! r ifilFi 3 W
Cor. Third.and Robert Streets^St. Paul.
i>W. _
MUSICAL ins; .
Largest Array
Of any House in the West. Look at tho list of
Pianos for which we are General Aleuts:
a:: i ox,
- Bn ultitEßt.\i field :".,r
148 & 150 East Third St.
Taken in exchange fur now goods, daring !h*
Holiday Trade, all
Wiirranted tolw in Perfect Onl r, anil north
Hon Ihiin We Ask for Them!
1 Williame Cabinet Organ $%
1 l'r.nce & Co. (5 stops) Cabinet Organ .... 40
1 Smith (8 stops) Cabinet Organ 50
1 Bhoninger (8 stops) Cabinet Organ Ml
1 Estey (13 stops) Cabirot Organ "5
1 Mason & Hamlin (6stops)Organ 80
1 Smith Pedal Bass Church Organ, two
banks keys l'J5
I Christie Upright Piano 125
1 Gronsteen Sqoare Piano iw
1 Kimball Upright, 1% octaves 175
Payments from $3 to $15 down, balance easy
monthly payments.
Sole Agents for Hallott & Davis, Emerson, Kim
ball Pianos, Kimball li -1 r and
Chapel Org'ir.,.
;ii West Third stroot, St. Paul.
birand Opera House !
L. N. SCOT!, Niu.'u,.
Enthusiastic Reception of
Clara Morris,
Dumas' Great Creation,
To-larrot? light! To-Morrow light !
The New Magdalen!
Support afforfed bj MB. GU3TAVUS LEYIOK,
ami a powerful dramatic eomjuny andei mai
egement of ÜB. IBANK t. GOODWIN.
Prices $' .50, $1.25, $1.00 and 50c.
Railroads will make-p rial rate* to all visitors.
Extra—Wednesday S atinee: 'The Marble Heart 1
by Crustavus Leviek and the Frank L. Good
win Dramatic company. Souvenir photo
graphs of Clara Morris given to every lady in
Grand Opera House!
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
and MATINEE, commencing Jan. 31.
1840! GRAII'S ISS4!
Thursday (for first time bere).HzAßX urn Hand
Friday : iii i.i>:-.k Taylor
Saturday Matinee He BT \Nl> HAND
Haturday Eve (by roqnest) L\M \ •
Sale opens Tuesday at 9 a. in.
P. B.—This is the <>idy first-clas ■ opei
pany ever here that charged the nana! scale of
prices: 75c, BOoand 25c. 27-28
Notice to Contractors.
Proposals will be received for the several
parts of the work to be done and the materials
to be furnished in the erection of tho
n accordance with plans and specifications on
exhibition at the office of Carpenter is Teltz, Ar
chitects, Mannheimer Block. Bids subject to
usual conditions of acceptance and will be
opened February 10th.
By order of Building Committee,
26-35 J. B. BAN BORN, President.

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