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-WHEELiyG> I^T^^U^PAY M011NIX<;,' Ai>lUL"ls7l8S2. """"^ "~ VOLUME XXX.-M'MBEll 203.
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B OJBw: Kan. as nod >7 Foort?rnlti Street
The*Fntnre of the Banking Baslnm
I Bal>ld Pnyment ol V.S. ltonilu.
Y' , Tho Government is rapidly paying ofl
f . its interest bearing debt It averages from
p $12,000,000 to Slq.000,000 per month. One
'r: call follows another in quick succession.
.. Only about 1,500 millions of its bonds remain.
They aro being paid so rapidly that
holdgre of tliem, especially estates, trust
funds and National bonks have been seriously
inconvenienced by being obliged to
:i; shift their investments. The long bonds,
as they aro called, the 4s and 44s, have
been steadily advancing in prise because
of the jcjiIIs for the extended 3Js, and because
the National banks, as well as others,
have been buying them at even a premium
of 20 per cent for the 4s in order
to make sure' of a settled investment
On the 1st of April the National
banks held neai lv $200,000,000 of extended
7 bonds subject to call, and onW about $130,<
000,000 of the longer bonds, but the calls
are becoming more and more frequent for the
extended bonds. They are therefore selling
off their holdings aud buying 4s and 4 is at
high premiums. It is becoming a serious
question as to what is to be the policy
of the Government after it pays off all the
3J per cent bonds, which it will probably
r?- ?1n somewhere in 1SS4. Whether it shall
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then enter the market and anticipate the
maturity of.the 4s and 41 bonds, by buying
them up at the market price and cancelling
them, or whether we shall let them remain
as a basis for safe banking in this
country, and as a very choice investment for
trust estates, is the question. There are less
"w . thauSl,000,000,OOOof them all told, and they
constitute now just about two-thirds of our
banded [debt. There are $73S,76S,550 of the
4s and $250,000,000 of the 4 Is. They are of
i course the most desirable investment in
the world, and are likely to bring a much
higher price in the near future, high as
they are to-day. The banks will n<!ed, as
they stand to-day, nearly 400 millions of
them, hut as the number of banks will
probably increase tbey may need 500 mil_
lions. This would leave only 500 millions
as fancy securities to persons of little faith
in any other class of investments.
But the question arises, are we to have a
national banking system in the country?
Or are we to go back to the insecure meth.
ods of the past ? The Democratic party is
notoriously hostile to the National banks.
They are to-day opposing, in Congress,
by all means in their power,
the extension *Df %e charters of such
of them as expire early next year.
They are even doing this at the risk of precipitating
upon the country a call of loans
to the extent of $150,000,000, and the retirement
of $70,000,000 of money from the
channels of circulation. They are attempting
to stave off a consideration of the subject
in Congress. Probably they think
that if a contraction can be brought on by
the call of these loans, and the forced re
tirement of 3570,UUU,WU OI money, n win
cause such a depression in business as will
redound to their party advantage in the fall
elections.
The majority of the people of this country
rfTe favorable to the peiyetuation of the
National banking system as long as possible,
on account of its security as contrast1
|L ed with any other form of banking that
| ' has ever existed in this country. Never
pT yet, since the inauguration of the system
in 1SG3, lia3 one dollar of National bank
circulation perished in the hands of the
people. The circulation is secured beyond
all contingency by the deposit of government
bonds at Washington. These bonds
stand between the holder of a National
l>auk note and any possible loss. Hence
Ihertthas been and can be no loss to tlie
note-liolder. It is worth a vast amount to
the country to have its circulating medium
thus secured. Those whose memories go
l>ack to the days before the war can appreciate
the contrast which it presents as compared
with the irresponsible banking then
in vogue. The time was lier-e in Wheeling
when a note of one of our banks of issue
would not be taken at par twenty miles
from home. Indeed it wasquite customary
at one time to refuse them altogether for
railroad tickets on the other side of the
Tiver.
But supposing, as some of the Democrats
contend, that we should, substitute
a greenback currency. In that event,
we would be limited to the present volume
of greenbacks, as under the decision of the
Supreme Court of the United States we
could not enlarge the circulation in time
of peace. The greenbacks were a war
currency, issued under the war poVer of
the government, for the purpose of self
preservation?and not to be made a perpetual
and increasing circulation as money
in time of peace. Their legal tender feature
was only sustained by the court under
lhe war power of the Government. It is
not all likely, therefore, that the court
would sanction an attempt to enlarge the
TOi'ume to the extent of the [present, National
bank currency. Therefore, iU this
-? i-i i? ?
-view ot tue case, we auuuiu uu
to the present volume of greenbacks, and
to gold ami silver, in case tlie National
banks were wiped out by the Democratic
party.
But aside from this view of the case, there
5s an other view that concerns the security
of depositors. The National hanks have
what is known as U double-liability 011 the
part of their stockholders,{that stands between
the depositors and loss. It is seldom
indeed that a depositor in one of these
banks loses a dollar, because both the paid
up capital [of the bank and the liability of
^ the stockholder protect him. A National
bank 'must neeils be very rotten indeed
when the depositors suffer material loss.
And furthermore, these banks are under
the constant surveillance of the Govern
ment. They are periodically visited bj
bank examiners, who go through theii
books and their assets with a very critica
* eye, and report their condition to thi
comptroller of the currency at Washington
who, if he Tinds the bank out of line
"V follows the report with a prompt monitor
letter, directing it to put itself in line atthi
earliest possible day. Then, too, tbes
. banks are periodically called on for an ex
plicit statement of their condition, and re
- jjnired to publish it, so that depositors ant
I tho public generally may know as much as
t I possible in regard to their trustworthiness.
I These are some of the advantages of the
-1 National banking systom, and constitute
I so many arguments why tho people of this
: I country, until they aro provided with a
' I substitute of a like safe and responsible
I character, will not willingiy part with it.
rj Hence, in view of the rapid reduction of
I the bonded" debt of the Government, it
II must soon become a matter of public con
cern as to whether tho policy of reducing
' I the debt shall be continued below a tliou
sand millions.
I Thk venerable Daniel Peck, Ksq., of
I this city, was a member of the constitutional
convention that framed tho present orI
ganic law of Ohio in 1851. Happening to
meet with him yesterday on tho street we
I inquired of him whether it was a fact that
the Democrats had a majority in the
I constitutional convention, and had - pnt
! into the organic law the clause that has
I prohibited license in that .State for the last
thirty years. "Yes," said Mr. Peck, "that
I is the case. It was a Democratic body,
I and they did put that clauso into tho constitution.
I myself was a Whig, representing
Belmont county at that time in
I conjunction with the late Judge Kennon,
but the convention had
I a majority of Democrats." Ohio
I was a Democratic State in 1851, and voted
I the next year, 1S52, forthe Democratic cauI
didate for President?Franklin l'earce.
I The prohibition clause was, it seems, submitted
in tho schedule as a separate proI
vision, in the following words- "'No license
I to trallic in intoxicating liquors shall!
I hereafter be granted in this Stpte; but the j
general assembly may by law provide
against evils resulting therefrom." This
prohibitory clause against license was sub-1
I mitted as a separate provision, and was
I adopted at.the election at which the conI
stitution was ratified.- We make a note of
this information for the benefit .of such
Democrats as aro howling over tho Pond
law and the Sunday closing law. They are
trying to persuade Germans of the hostility
of tlu' Republican party because of the
| passage of said laws, when it is a matter of
liistorv that their.own party put the sweeping
prohibitory clause that we have quoted
in the Constitution of the State. The I'oiul
law is not a measure of prohibition, but of
taxation, whereas the constitutional clause
is entirely prohibitory in its rliaracter. It
will bo well for the Ohio Germans to interrogate
Democratic .missionaries as to the
record wtten they come around with crocodile
tears in their eyes over the passage of
the Pond bill. Their affectation of concern
in the matter is a sham and a fraud.
Mr. Hesuv Thomas, one of the oldest
boilers employed/in any of the mills JflCabouts,
died yesterday at his residence in
.Ktnaville. The deceased was a brotherin-law
of Lewis Jones, Esq.. Manager of
the .Ktna Works, and has lived here and
in tliis vicinity for the last thirty-three
years. For some time past he has not
worked at boiling, but was assisting in the
supervision of the mill. He was a man
highly respected by all who knew him.
We record the death of Prof. J. II.
Cook, of this city, this morning?a man
who has filled an humble but nevertheless
a useful sphere of life in this community
and vicinity for almost a generation,
as a teacher of penmanshipand book-keeping.
He was a quiet, inoffensive and industrious
man, who had a long and rather
severe struggle with the difficulties of life,
but always maintained the character of a
good citizen. We sympathize with his
family and friends in their bereavement.
Col. Neai. Beall, of Brooke county, was
in town last night. He has already shorn
a good many of his sheep, and is talking of
forty cents at least for wool. .Sheep are up j
in price, and the Colonel has sold a good
many during the last.j'ear; consequently
lie will not have so much wool to sell this
season. Like Jay Gould, he sells when
they are up and buys when they are down,
hence always comes out on the winning
side. .
The Chicago Times estimates that the
cost ofliving in that city has increased 25
per cent since the I st of Januttry. Tliia is
particularly true as regards (lour and meat.
omo i.t:uifii.4ri;i!i: aiijockxeo.
A LoiiKSmlon Knd?I-The UerilMlrictf ii?
ltm Cnmcd.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
Columbus, O., April 17.?The Legislature
adjourned to-day after a session of a hundred
and six days. The redistricting hill
was put through at the eleventh hour. It
gives the Republicans sixteen and the
Democrats five districts, with one of the
Democratic districts doubtful.
IS>- Asyjclatefl I*res?.
Coi.ustnL's, April 17.?The bill to redistrict
the State for Congressional purposes,
giving the Republicans fifteen and the
Democrats six districts, became a law to'
day as follows:
I Hirat and Second Districts?Hamilton
county as at present.
Third?Preble, Miauia and Montgomery.
? Fourth? Darke, Shelby, Mercer, Atiglaise
and Allen. |
Fifth?Putnam, Hancock, Wyandotte,
Seneca and Crawford.
Sixth?Wood, Fulton, Williams, Henry, I
Defiance,^Paulding an?l Van Wert.
.Seventh?Greene, Clermont, Warren and
Butler.
Eighth?Clarke, Pickway, Champaign,
Logan and Madison.
Ninth?K.iox, Delaware, Morrow, Marion,
Union and Hardin.
Tenth?Sandusky, Ottowa, Lucas and
]?ric.
Eleventh?Scioto, Adatns, Lawrence,
Gallia, Jackson and Vinton.
Twelfth?Clinton, Highland, Fayette,
Brown, Ross and Pike.
Thirteenth?Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking
and Perry.
Fourteenth?Richland, Ashland, Huron
anil J^orraine.
Fifteenth?Meigs, Athens, Morgan, wasnington
an<l Monroe.
Sixteenth?Licking, Muskingum, Coshoc
ton, i Iolmcs and Tuscarawas.
r Seventeenth?Bclmbnt, Harrison, JeflerBoii,
Uuernsoy and Noble.
Eighteenth?Carroll, Columbiana, Ma'
lioniyg and Stark.
3 Nineteenth?1'ortage, J,ake, Geauga, Ashtabula
and Trumbull.
' Twentieth?The counties of Summit Ma'
dina and Wayne, tbo townships of Uedf
ford, Chagrin Falls, East Cleveland, Eue
pjid, Mayfield, New liurgh, Orange,- War0
rensvllle and Salon in Cuyahoga county,
and the 14th, lqth Kith and 18th wards in
" the cjty of Cleveland,
- Twenty-first?The rest of Cleye)ar>d and
1 Cuyahoga county.
CAPITAL COMMENTS.
SOME CONGRESSIONAL POINTERS
Matters ofSprclal Interest In the House?Col. Hen'
IV t l'rijrrt for the Improvement of the Little
Kanawha^IIIrer Looked Upon with
Furor bjr ^tho Committee.
Special Dtspntcli to tho Intelllgcncer.
Washington*, April 17.?I-Ion. Bon Wil
son made an argument before the Com
mittee on Commerce to-day in regard tf
liis proposed improvement of tlio Little
Kanawha river. Some ?30,000 is desired
for building the first loek.aud dam. It is
quite likely tho committee will grant $25,000.
a -nation a i. bank qukstiov.
The question of making the bill extending
Bthe charters of National banks a
special order for April 25th, again came uj
to-day and was fought by several Demo
crats, although Mr. Randall and several ol
his party friends seemed willing to givt
tho bill a chance if certain amendment
were allowed. These Mr. Crapo was willing
to concede, nnd tlio bill would have
been allowed to become a special order, as
Mr. Flower, of New York, Mr.Hardenbaugh,
of New Jersey, and Mr. Wilson, of West
Virginia, all spoko in favor of consideration,
but Mr. Bland, of Missouri, struck in
with bis silver coinagc howl, and Mr.Cobb
of Indiana, indulged in a lot of tiresome
demagogy, denouncing national banks as
monopolies of capital and "ferninst" laboring
men and farmers, and managed to stii
up enough partisan spirit to prevent the
two-thirds' vote necessary for suspension.
As the Republicans have determined to
consider this bill this session, and as "suspension"
day comes but once a month, it
is barely possible that such Democrats as
Cobb and Bland will keep Congress here
until midsummer.
a MKitiromois nnx.
Mr. Del Motte, of Indiana, introduced a
bill to-day which provides that no claim
for royalty upon patented articles purchased
for use by any person shall bo valid
unless that claim be made within ninety
days from the date of the purchase of the
article patented. The bill is to prevent
the many swindles now practiced upon the
farmers by "sharps," on the ground of
holding a patent upon certain articles purr'.himed
ns free for use.
lengthening the sessions.
On "Wednesday morning the regular session
of the House will begin at 11 o'clock,
one hour earlier thau usual, and continue
so until the expiration of the session.
This change was made as a result of the
Republican caucus last week. The next
thing in order will be to set apart a night
session for debate. The gas bills will be
large, but the gas bags will be emptied.
the contested keats.
There was an unusually large attendance
of Republican Representatives this morning.
Telegrams have been sent by the Chairman
of the Republican caucus to all abuantees
asking them to be iu their places
by the middle of the present week. As
i soon as the majority is on deck the eontested
election cases will be taken up and
acted upon as rapidly as possible. One of
the first cases to be contested is that of
Lynch vs. Chalmers, from Minnesota.
AX IMPORTANT CASK
Ilcrlilnl i? <lie Kii|?rciiir Court or (lie
l'lifted Stnlon.
Washington, D.C., April 17.?A decision
which involves well known parties and a
large amount of money, was given by the
Supreme Court to-day ii? the case of Herman
Blennerhassett, W. A. Stephens and
the Ciiarter Oak Life Insurance company
against Hoyt Sherman, assignee of 15. F.
Allen, appeal from the Circuit court of the
United States for the District, ot Iowa.
This was a suit brought by the appellants
as members and assignees of the firm of
Allen, Stephens & Co., of New York city,
to forclose a mortage given to said firm l5y
IS. F. Allen, who wasalso one of its members,
us security for an alleged indebtedness
of about $900,000.
Soon after executing the mortgage B. F.
Allen became insolvent and went into
bankruptcy. Ilia assignee iu bankruptcy,
acting iu behalf of his creditors other than
Allen, Stephens & Co., resists the foreclosure
proceedings, on the ground that they
are part of an attempt to_defraud such
other creditors by a corrupt transfer of
property just previous to his insolvency.
This court holds that the mortgage which
the appellants seeks to foreclose is a fraud
upon the creditors of Allen, and is void
at common law, and that the conduct
of the mortgagess show them to be without
claim to the consideration of a Court of
On Ibn winlriirv it elenrlv nnnenrs
to oo the duty of the Court to take care
that they shall not reap the fruits of their
fraudulent practices. The assignee mortgage
of the Charter Oak Life Insurance stands
in no stronger position. The decree of the
CireuitCourt isalliruied with costs. Opinion
by Justice Woods.
Jt-SKK JAMES* nUnilKRERN
I'lemi Guilty to .llnnlcr, nnil nre Sen IciicmI
to ire
St. I.ouis, April 17.?A report lins juBt
gained circulation hero that the Ford
brothers, who killed Jesse Jnmes, were
hanged at St. Joe this morning: Inquiry
proved this to be false, but elicited the fact
that the grand jury had found indictments
against tbesn for murder in the first degree
this noon, and about an hour latcfr the
boys were brought into court, pleaded
guilty and were sentenced to be hanged on
the Sth of May.
i.atkk?pardoned.
St. Ixiuis, April 17.?Dispatches from
Jefferson City say that Governor Crittenden
has granted an unconditional pardon
to the Ford brothers who, this afternoon
pleaded guilty to having killed Jesse James
at St. Joe, anil were sentenced to be hanged
May 9th.
Tin: CIIJirtltESCK AT 1'ITTSBUKGir.
No Definite Agreement Arrived ?t? MaituliictiirrrM
Determined.
Spccial Dispatch to the Intelligcacer.
PlTTBtTuiion, April 17.?The conference
of the Amalgamated Association and iron
manufacturers resulted in nothing decisive
whatever. They simply discussed the situation
and talked about the advance demanded,
and adjourned to meet on the
28th inst. The manufacturers are determined
not to give the advance asked, and
the probability is it will not be insisted
upon by the workmen.
By Associated Press.
PiTTsnunbn, April 17.?The committee
of the Amalgamated- Association of Iron
and Steel Workers and manufacturers held
a conference this evening relative to the
pew scale proposed by the former. Several
]iours were taken up in discussion without
arriving at an agreement, and the conferenco
adjourned until the 28th instant. The
Amalgamated' Association insist upon the
' advance, and the manufacturers are unanimous
in their .opposition.
. ? *
ANOTHER CASE
In Wblch It Wm Ilnrtl to Tell if Death
ml Occnrretl.
Speclnl pispateh to the Intclllgcncer.
Cn aiilkston, W. Va., April 17.?Miss
Jenkins, who laid in a trance state for a
week, was buried yesterday, after examina(
tion by the doctors. Her friends believed
, she was not dead, as the limbs showed
[ signs of life.
i Mr. levett'n Latent l'liretinno.
Nbw Yoke, April 17.?H. D. Huntington,
who has been in town several davs, concluded
negotiations Saturday- for the sale
of the pool stock of the. Cincinnati, Hamili
ton & Dayton Railr oad. The purchaser is
i the Hon. Ilugh-J. Jewett, President of the
New York, LijkeErio & Western Iiailroad.
! According to the terms of the contract,
. which was executed Saturday, Mr. Huntington
and those associated with him are
to deliver to Mr. Jewett on May 1st 20,000
shares of the capital stock of the company,
> which, of course, gives the control.
, Tho price paid for the stock is not made
public, but the future of the property under
' the change of control will be such as to en;
hance tho value of its shares.
It is understood that Mr. Jewett made
i the purchase for himself and others who,
are associated with him in the Erie liail1
road. It is not a purchase by that com1
pany, but by. those most interested in it,
i and with the view, of course, of attaching
. the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton to the
. Erie system.
ScrgvHUt Nhsoh'm t'Hsr.
Washington, April 17.?The motion in
i the case of Sergeant Mason was called up
in the United States Supreme Court this
afternoon, and the counsel for the Warden
of the Albany Penitentiary stated that his
i client had not been yet placed in possession
of the papers in "the cage. The Chief
Justice, with the consent of tho Attorney
Ucnerul, tnen nnnounccu mai lurmer Hearing
would be postponed nnd the ense
would be placed at the end of the assigned
cases. It' will not bo reached now before
the end of the present term of Court.
The Dewl of a Devil.
Cleveland, April 17.?A Herald special
from Fremont, O., reports that on Sunday
an unknown tramp went to the dwelling of
Theodore Marshley, in Reilly township,
while the older members of the family were
at church, only the son, aged 13, and a
daughter, aged 11, being at home, and after
ransacking all the rooms for valuables,
poured powder on the floor, then
with an uplifted axe he compelled the
children to bend over the powder, which
he lighted and fled. The boy was shockingly
burned about the head and face, and
the girl about the body.
ItiRT Fire iu ii LKtlo Place.
Pittshl-rgii, Pa.. April 17.?A Dispatch
special from Grcensburg says a fire broke
out in New Alexandria, Westmoreland
county, at 4 o'clock this evening and is
still raging. The general store of II. W.
Stewart & Co., drugstore of 1>. J. Rankin
and six dwellings have already been consumed.
A report at 10 o'clock says the
fire is lieyond control and the citizens are
panic stricken, as the buildinps are mostly
frame. There is little hope of saving the
town, which has about 700 inhabitants.
The loss thus far is estimated at $20,000,
on which there is but a small insurance.
Tlie Mormon* Mad.
St. Louis, April 17.?A dispatch from
Salt Lake says the tenor of all the harangues
at the tabernacle yesterday was that
the Mormons must not "in any way deal
with Gentile merchants, the latter being
held responsible for the adverse legislation
by Congress. The earnestness with which
the matter was_ treated by the speakers,
who are men in power, indicates a determination
to carry out this policy until all
the-Gentile merchants are driven away.
(lutlfiin'M CouiiNcI.
Washington, IX C., April 17.?District
Attorney Corkliill to-day received a note
from Guiteau, stating that Scoville has
nothing to do with him or his affairs, and.
that Charles I I. Reed has entire charge of his
case in banc. He also received notice from
Scoville that he would be ready to argue
the case on May 15. The District Attorney
told Reed that he would take no notice
of either communication, but when the
ease is called iu thegeneral term, whoever
is present will bo recognized.
ActlVdNflilliMN ill Kiisnln.
St. I'KTEnsnihto, April 17.?The Czar has
summoned Gen. Louis Melikoff, Chief of
Police of St Petersburg, to organize measures
for protection at Moscow on coronation
day. Nihilists are being arrested all
over Russia and are more active than ever.
The Chief of Police has received a basket
of eggs emptied of their natural contents
and tilled with dynamite.
A Break for Liberty.
Little Rock, Ark., April 17.?To-dav
sevuu tuimtio n uuu nwuuchopping
on Fourche Bayou, soutli of the
city, ran over the guards and attempted to
escape. Four succeeded, two were recaptured
and one, a white man named Kirk,
serving out a twenty-five year sentence for
murder in Woodruff county, was shot
twice and killed.
Unchlnv frobnble.
Chicago, III., April 17.?Contradictory
reports have been received as to the lynching
of the murderer of Mr. Stubbs, of
I'olk City, Iowa, but all reliable statements
ase to the effect that the report is untrue,
although in the existing state of excitement
such an event is likely to occur in
case the murderer can be identified.
A Printer#* Strike.
East Saginaw, Mich., April 17.?The
entire force in the Courier news-room quit
work to-day, leaving the proprietors iu the \
lurch. The men were paid thirty cents
per 1,000 "ems," the ruling price, but objected
to the proprietor's hiring such men
as he deemed competent to do the work.
The paper will appear as usual.
I.untbcr Frelghlit to the Ohio.'
J$ay City, April 17.?Lumber freights ,
have dropped 25 cents to Ohio ports and ;
charters are now being made at $1 50 pt r
thousand to Ohio, and $2 to Buffalo. There
will be double tonnage in the Saginaw river
lumber trade this season compared with ;
last year. ,
jliillflozetl Juror*.
Charleston*, S. G., April 27.?Two white
jurors on the election eases came into
court this morning anil stated that they
signed the verdict Saturday under misapprehension
and duress of bodily pain. The
Judge held that the avowal came too late.
The I>ry Weather In Spnlii.
Madrid. April 17. ? The prolonged
drought is causing great distress among the
working classes. The Government Jias
sent large sums of money to the authorities
at Andalusia to give employment to the laboring
people.
HANK B4LL.
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CHIjNE&E UJ11JN UH1JN.
SOME LIVELY "SCENES IN THE HOUSE,
Id Whleli oar tfna Kcnna Takea a Haad? A *?dlned
Chlatu Bill Puiu the llonie An?r Son*
Sharp Sklrmhhlag Between It? Frl?ad?
and* 1U Foea?Disorder Discounted.
"Washingtox, April 17.?In the House
this afternoon Mr. rage, of California,
under instructions from the Committee on .
Education and Labor,-moved to suspend i
the rules and put upon its passage the anti- 1
Chinese hill, with a ten year period to the j
suspension of immigration. ,
The bill having been read Mr. Bragg, of I
Wisconsin, rising to a parliamentary ques- *
tioif, inquired how it was that a bill to execute
a treaty stipulation, to regulate immigration
and affecting the naturalization !
laws camo to be reported by the Commit- !
tec on Education and Labor.
Speaker?Because the subject was re- '
ferred to it.
Mr. Bragg?I suppose under the ruling of
the Chair, that whatever goes in must come ]
out. {
Mr. Willis (of ICy.) said he would vote t
for this bill lie had in committee reseuved <
the right, which he now exercised, of utter- c
ing his Bolcmn protest against the action of i
the committee in placing before the House <
a bill which unnecessarily and hastily, if ]
not cowardly, surrendered all rights which i
the United States had under the treaty and c
under international and constitutional t
law. Not only did he protest against 7
the bill as insufficient, crude and j
imperfect, but be protested against the man- t
ner in which it was thrust into the Uonse {
under suspension of the rules. The House 1
was forced to vote for this bill or for none, i
He did not see any necessity for this iron- t
clad proceeding, or .why the friends of the j
vetoed bill should have the doors slammed \
in their faces in this arbitrary way. He c
wanted such steps taken as would put an
end forever to the evils ol.Ulnnese immigration,
but he did not believe the bill presented
here would accomplish that result.
While the people of the Pacitie States came r
applying for bread they ought no t tobe given c
a stone; while they came asking for sub- (
stantial relief, and this bill will not give it, 1
still he would vote for it and let the re- t
sponeibility for its failure rest wherever it c
would. [Derisive laughter on the Repub- >]
lican side.] "He laughs best," concluded v
Mr. Willis, "who laughs last" [ Applause t
on the Democratic siile].J I
From the conclusion of Willis' spcech r
until adjournment the House was most of s
the time in confusion and uproar, which c
was started when Page, who was entitled s
to tifteen minutes for debate, insteadt>f con- T
sufning that time, demanded a vote. He I
had no sooner declared his intention not S
to Bpeak when Itice (Mass.) claimed the fi
floor to speak against the measure, but was I
not recognized by the speaker, who stated J
that he had recognized Willis as opposed V
to the bill, as that gentleman had demand- I
ed a second on the original motion. n
Mr. Randall asked leave to have the
House vote upon an amendment fixing the
term of suspension at fifteen years, but
was met with a storm of objections from p
the Republican side, Then Springer and n
Kenna sprang to their feet demanding that a
as a matter of justice Rice should he per- c
nitted to speak against the measure, and l
a heated colloquy ensued between Kenna
and the Speaker as to whether Kenna had lj
risen to 11 parliamentary inquiry, and as to 7
his right to debate it. " ti
Mr. Robeson (N. J.) also entered into ti
the discussion, which was being carried on d
in an excited manner, and he was greeted d
with cries of "order" from the Demo- a
cratic Hide.
Mr. Kenna asserted his right to speak, 0
and declared: "This Chair shall not deny
to me that right," to which Mr. Huniptiries
(Wis.) replied that such bluster was
unnecessary, as there had not been any ci
right denied anybody. ai
The Speaker finally stated that he would si
listen to the gentleman from West Virginia, h
but that gentleman had proceed no farther n
than to say, "The Chair will be seated, p
which I respectfully desire ," when ?
again their was loud calls for "order" from b
the Republican side, while Humphries a
angrily exclaimed, directing his remarksto <j
Kenna, "Set him down." There was a o
great deal of angry feeling shown on both o
sides, which led Kenna jocularly to request u
his Republican friends to have patience
and no blood would he shed.
Mr. ltandall, of Pennsylvania, at this
point took exception to some remark of t'
the Speaker, and was recognized by the d
Speaker to make an explanation, but he c
had no sooner started to make his specch cl
than^Mr. Valentine, of Nebraska, called for ti
"Order," the call being taken up by other g.
Republican members, t<
Mr. Randall's remarks were in an in- ?
,1:1.1.. it i?: *
uuuiwic aim uiwci-iiiuii iunc< iiu u.wiaiul'
ed, "He would be heard." k
Mr. Valentine contended this remark ti
was unparliamentary, and asked tliat it n
be taken down. ' c,
.Speaker?The Clmir will state that he
did not understand the gentleman from
Pennsylvania intimated that lie would be
heard "in spite of the Chair. p;
Mr. Randall-?There is an impression vi
which I desire to correct, that J, in de- w
manding a second on the bank question, ai
had not rightfully distributed the time. 1 |,
conceded fourteen minutes of my time to jj
the opponents of the measure. " n]
Mr. Bice (of Mass.) again appealed tl
to be allowed to sneak on the bill. The bi
Speaker ruled that Air. Willis having called fl,
for a secohd and been recognized in op- tl
position to the bill, the remaining fifteen tc
minutes were under the control of the
gentleman from California, [Mr. I'age], ji
In this view he was reinforced by
Mr. Heed, of Maine, who said the pi
Chair and the House had no protection ex- j3
cept the honor of the members themselves, i>
and if any member violated bis honor the tf
Chair had no protection.
Mr. Willis sprang to his feet and de- sf
mended to be heard on ? question of per- to
sonal privilege, but the Speaker having in ]0
the mean time recognized Mr. Page, that jj
gentleman proceeded to speak in support Q
ot the bill, but ho was soon interrupted by at
Mr. Cox, of New York, who contended that th
it was unjust that the opponents of the
bill shoutil have no time for debate. After
rather an angry colloquy with the Speaker,
Mr. Cox sat down, protesting against the cj
suppression of discussion. c
Mr. Page then took the floor, and when fri
order was partially restored made a short ai
speech, ant! was followed by Mr. Kasson, ;n
who said he did pot believe in the spirit re
jn which the other side of the house had w
pursued this question, nor in the duty v(
and justness of the Congress of the United jj,
States making itself a pack of hounds
to hunt nuy race created on God's earth .
and permitted to live on His earth. [Applause.]
Congre.?8 was asked to assail a
particular race of human beings, to sep- OI
urate tjiem from all other raccs, to ex- 111
eiude them from our soil and bring into
the United States a spirit of persecution?
race persecution. '!
After another scene of confusion incident ?'
upon another attempt of the opponent's
of the measure to .bo heard, the rules were
suspended and the bill passed. Yeas, 201;
nays, 37.
The House adjourned after it had been d
f6r an hour and a half in a state of extreme ?
turmoil and confusion. There was a good tl
deal of animosity shown on l>oth sides, and I
at times there appeared to be great danger
that the oljiees of the Bergeant-at-Arms
would be required to restore order.
Very I.tUc oar Scare. *
Lancaster Pa., A'pril 17.?When the
incendiary fires became so frequent under
the old volunteer fire system here that In- '
V *" 'Vv?'J:*i 'K.
HuraiiutJ uuuipouu? wwo uu iuc j-uiui
withdrawing from business city conn<
decided to reorganize tbe department at
introduce tbe call system and (jamew<
telegraph alarm, and both went into effe
a few weeks ago. As many of the frieni
of the volunteer system were incensed ;
the change it was feared there would I
more fires than before, to give as muc
trouble as possible, but they did notat firs
and the citizens were lulled into a securil
from which they were rudely aroused Sa
urday night. An organised band of incei
diaries burned two stables and dwellii
houses in different parts of the city, fin
attracting the whole department to a dii
tant point by false alarms, to sound whic
they broke open two of the telograp
ularm boxes, crushing the doors with-lain
stones or hammers. The department vrs
out all Saturday night with horses hitche
to tbe apparatus and the men sleeping i
the engine house.
Lanmon'ii Least of I.ire.
London, April 17.?Lamson has bee
granted a further respite until tbo 28t
nst. The Secretary of State for the Horn
Department addressed the following lette
:o the High Sheriff of Surrey:
Whitehall, April 10.
Sir:?The Minister of the United State
laving communicated to the Secretary c
state the earnest wish of the Presiden
hat the respite granted the con vie
3eorge Henry Lamson, should be furthe
attended in order to give time for the con
iideration of certain documents, a portioi
>f which are now on the way from America
[ am to signify to you the Queen'a com
nands that the execution of the sentenc
>f death passed upon said Lamson be fur
her respited until Friday, April 28tb
fou will at the same time see that thi
irisoner is informed of this extension o
he present respite. Take care to clearl;
explain to him that no further respite wii
jc granted, and that no evidence whicl
las hitherto been submitted to the Secre
ary of State either from England o
America, affords any justification for. ad
rising any interference with the sentenci
if the law.
[Signed] W. V. Harcourt.
An Important Knllroml Knit.
Little Rock, Ark.,- April 17.?Argu
ncntin a case of unusual importance wa
:oncluded in the United States Circui
Jourt Saturday. The case involves the va
idity of over &>,000,000 in bonds issued bj
lie State in 1870 to aid in tbe construction
>f railroads. The State Supreme Court ha
teclared the act under which the bondf
t'pri> i'criimI nnr>rkn?h'tniinnn] Tlift hnnrl
lolders now seek to liold the road liable
t got the bonds, sold them, used th<
noney, and now it is contended, notwitli
tan ding its change of name and the de
ision of the State Supreme Court, ii
liould be compelled to pay the bonds
"he case is regarded as a test one. It if
nade against the Little liock and Fori
Imith railroad company. Tho arguments
tr tho bondholders were made by Johr
t. Dospossess, of New York, and ex-Chic
usticeMcClure, of this citv. The roa<
,as represented by C. W. Huntington, o
toston. The court took the case undei
dviseipent.
nnbiiii i>uin.
Dcm-ix, April 47.?Agrarian outrages re
orted during March are 531, including i
lurdera, 12 cases of tiring at persons, 7
ggravated assaults and 30 arson outrages
onimitted. In Munster, 230; Lister
24; Connauglit, 122; Ulster, 48.
The American suspects were again offeree
berty on condition of leaving the country
'hey refused the offer. Lowell, on instruc
ions from Washington, demanded tlieii
rial or release. Four suspects were unconitionally
released from the Maas jail to
ay. Three farmers of Westmeath wert
rresterl on suspicion of inciting murder.
The Land League's entireoutlay is?12G,
00. It has on hand ?.011,000,
Kffi-rtN of the Auroral Sbov.
Cleveland, April 17 ?The electrical
ondition which produced the extrnonlin
ry auroral display lost night more or less
jriously affected a great manv person!
ere, particularly those troubled with
ervouB disorders, llev. O. I* Binklev.
astor of Prospect Street M. K. Church,
as prostrated in the pulpit while praying,
v what wasnt first , supposed to be parfysis.
Ladies fainted in the churches
uring service, and people who wore oul
f doors as well as in complain general!}
f strangely oppressive sensations simila'i
) those attendant upon earthquakes.
A Drunken Mnn'H "Joke."
New Yohk, April 17.?A short time ago,
,vo voung men of Brunswick, Miss., ad.A.a,wl
n I t\n,r Cl.x... It,
icoovu u iviici iv uiatc a/caici m
'onstiintinople, expressing a desire to purbase
for traveling companions in Europe,
,vo young ami pretty female elaves. A
entlenian in Constantinople sent the lettei
) the Tribune, which paper exposed the
hole thing. That paper lias received a
itter from one of the young bloods, acnowledg
ng that he was"intoxicated at the
me, and that It was merely a drunken
mn's joke. They have not heard from his
jnipanion yet.
Kews Front En^iuccr Melville,
"Washington, April 17.?The Navy Denrtmcnt
has received a letter from Melille,
dated January the 31st, written
hile en-route to tt>e delta of the Lena,
iid when 500 verets from Irkutsk, saying
e had every reason for hoping to find De
one and party and the books and papers,
ad says he is confident he cnu search ail
le coast, with the forces at his command,
etween March 1st aud June, when the
oods will set in, and sweep everything in
le lowlands." Dandenhower was expected
i reach St. Petersburg April 20th.
:on(rolliuiM I'oiirlnjg into falirornfn.
New York, April 17.?Michael DeYoung,
roprietor of the Han Francisco Chronicle,
In the city. De Young believes that the
resident was influenced in his action by
le Central Pacific and Atlantic and Pacific
ailroad Companies, which employ thoumda
of Chinese laborers and are anxious
i obtain thousands more, owing to the
w wages for which they can be obtained,
p. says Chinamen are now pouring into
ilifo'rnia by the ship load, and 20,000
rivals may be looked for within the next
irec months.
The 311 mains flowgnle.
Washington*, April 17-?There is yet no
ue to the whereabouts of Captain Howite,
the embezzler of signal office funds,
le District Attorney yesterday received
i anonymous note from Alexandria, flatg
that flowgate was in that city, and if a
ward of $500 was offered^ information
hich would lead to his arrest would be
>uchsafed. The writer, however, is heaved
to be a crank.
ImmltninU bjrthcThonsBndK.
PjTTSBUHcnt, April 17.?To-day is the
ny UUJ 111 lltC ?? >? IJCI1 ituuiigiuuio ?**o
nt supposed to arrive; nevertheless a disiitch
was received to-day stating that
cer 10,000 would be sent over the road
lis week, and over 700, carried in twentf xcars,
arrived at noon to-day. Abont
>n per cent stopped off here.
A I-nrge Dlntlllerj I>e*troyed.
Peoria, Ilu, April 17.?Oscar FurstV
istillery and bonded warehouse, adjoining,
ere destroyed by tire to-day. Seventeen
lonsand gal Ions of alcohol were consumed
?bs, $360,000; insurance $300,000.
ITol bora Tbeater Destroyed by Fire.
London, April 17.?The Holbora thentei
ras distroyed by fire last night. No lives
rere lost. '
To aick, colicky, crying babies give Feroai
-never a ny othermedicine whatsoever,
r "
Cii IIMMjI TxlALfJlj TUJtflUiS.
id
sH GOOD SHOWING FOR LAST WEEK
ct
Js
It Of tke Ilrrord 'of Exchaagef at all the Principal
ill Cities la tke Conrntrj, u Gathered ky tka
'!> ' Boetoa Pott?Coadltloa of the Tarloae
!(; Graiaa la Cklxgo Market*.
t~ '
i- Boston, Mass., April 17.?The following
>g table from the Pit shows the total gross
st exchanges" at twenty-three leading Clearb
ing Houses in the United States, twentyfa
two being for the week ending April 15th
n and one, Louisville, for the week ending
& April 13th:
? New York. $1 ,C5\850.S2j
d Boston ~ 7o.ft6l.a-6
n Philadelphia .. 60.105.79S
Chicago .. 39.366.693
Cincinnati .~. - 17.700.OCO
Sc. Louis - 16,214 127
Baltimore -14 431,511
New Orleans - 11,981,109
P San Francisco li!.8i8,24-*?
h Pittsburgh ...........a.......?. 9,194 001
? Milwaukee 7,351,000
c Louisville? 7,901,431
Providence- .... 4 351,400
Kansas City.. - 2,945.900
Indianapolis.- 1,800,000
Cleveland.
0 New Haven 1,3*7,226
? Memphis 1,000,699
>1 Columbus. l,206,t>63
it Peoria _ 1,206,916
,t Spriuglleld ..... 893,725
1 Worcester 861.569
r Lowell .. 503,767
l- Syracuse- 501,090
n Total J1.336.181.3H
1. Outside of New York..- 283,330,519
The exhibit tb is week is cert < inly,a most y
e gratifying one. The total gross exchanges J
-in the twenty-three leading cities for the J
last -week amounted to SI ,330,181,344, m
* against $1,135,506,641 the-previous week. N
' As compared with the corresponding week ?
lost year the clearings show an increase jj
1 of 37 5 per cent against an increase of 0.5
1 per cent last week and one of 4.3 per cent 15
>? tl<n nmiw/Mia wnnlr Tn Vaiv Vnrl- nrliaM I r?
luc |iic?ouua nccft< *11 ncn i ?'i a, nucic "
r Good Friday is observed as a holiday, the 2.
* clearings show an increase 45.3 per cent, oi
e against one of 6.2 per cent last week. Out- p?
side of New York, in the country at large, J*
the clearings show an increase of 14.(5 per ji
cent,, agninst tlie increase of 15.!) per Si
cent lust week. Louisville makes a gain of jj
" 8.2 per cent against one of 10" |t-r cent ?
s last week. Memphis has increas"d its ag- ' >
t gregate of clearing*! from $833,802 lust
week to $1,000,590. Western cities as a cc
rule make fav? r-iljle exhibits. Chicago re
this week made gains tif 35.1 per cent ^
against CO.'J; Cincinnati, 22.3 against 25.3;
St IjOui^, 1 li against 23.7; Kansas City, 8"
55.7 against 53 4. and Peoria an increase ot
74.4 per cent. C<-luiiihiis shows aggregate si
clearings of Sl,208,titiS ugainst Sl.245,508 M
last week. On' the Pacific slope San "
Francises shows the large gain of 15.2 per 'At
cent over last week. fli
tt
TiiEciiii'Auu vAKuers. J*
It'ociplclo KohiiTiio or Hie FluctnntlonM j?r
Maple**.
Chicago, April 17.?Wheat to-day was st
, thoroughly under bull influence. A'dvices ?
, were generally favorable for an advance 21
and the shorts were evidently anxious. ;o
Orders from outside became numerous, and 70
helped along the advance. With uunier- jjjj
ous fluctuations advances were recorded of hi
2jc May; 2|c June; 31c July. The market
closed with the full advance maintained. J{
r The most noteworthy feature was the ?t
strong rise ^n July and deferred option.
Heceipts were mucli better and shipments ?{
' heavier; sales about as usual for the three en
, months, ?t SI 2U;al 31- May; SI 293al 323 ?
June; SI 251al 2!)J July. On call, sales Jf
were 1,075,000 bushels, and prices ranged m
Jal|c. higher. Ts
Corn was active and firm, and some {[
sales were higher, although the market was is
irregular. It opened Ja|c. higher, declined UI
jajc., and again rallied, closing jal Je. above
Saturday. I'ealing was largely in May, t).
Sales: 70jja78|c. May; 74ja70jc. June; 74J ih
a70jc. July. On call, sales were 1,250,000 aI
bushels, and prices were higher early in the fo
I hour, but lower toward the close. pr
Oats ruled easier and dull, except for *"
moderate speculative trading. Prices 3"
dropped all round underthe slackened de- is
maud. Sales: 52la33c May; 51a52c June; J"
4Uia4Ggc July. Ou call, sales were 215,000 gj,
bushels, and prices, although stronger, did Ot
' not close higher. 8
Pork was fairly active for speculation,
and declined 10aI5e early, but shortly af- to
: terward recovered the decline. Sales $18J
20al8 37J May; $1S 37ialS00 Junfr; $18 00a "j
. 18 82j July.
Lard was in moderate demand with fair w<
offerings, and declined 5al0e, followed by
a reuiy near uie ciose. me Haira on can
were 8,250 barrels of pork and 8,000 tierces o
' of lard, and prices were not materially **
changed. er
i 60
TElECRiFIIIV I'KIMOXALS. 1H
, bi
Ilenry Gi fiord, tlie French engineer, is **
. dead.
A rchbithop Ilannan died at Halifax yes- ro
terday.
Rear Admiral Jolin Rodgers is seriously *t
1 ill of Brighi's disease at Washington. <
Jay Gould, accompanied by his wife and f*i
daughter and A. S. Hopkins. First Vice Jg
President of (lie Wabash road, arrived aM?
St. Xxiuis yesterday morning. iir
(( Ex-Mayor Charles F. Wiestach died yes- JJj
. terday morning at Cincinnati. He has ?n
been prominently identified with the early Wi
history of the Cinciunati industrial Expo- Jjj
. sition and other public enterprises. At the qu
time of his death lie was a member of the <
book and stationer}* firm of Wiestach, Bald- 1
win & Co. "
Secretary Ti-ller yesterday received his
commission and assumed his duties as Sec- cu(
retary of the Interior. The retiring Secre- Mi
tary.Mr. Kirkwood, introduced Secretary "
Teller to the heads of the bureaus and
chiefs of divisions. He left last night for t
his home in Iowa. M?
- i , coi
MIIPPIXU SOTIN. 1
de
London, April 17.?The Westphalia, from ?<*
New York, and Ohio, from Philadelphia, JJj1
arrived out tal
Mexico, April 17.?The norther at Vera ?{2
Crus the past few days prevents the steam- an
ers landing or leaving. All business is *'
stopped. 8 J
New York, April 17.?The steamship
Alaska arrived Sunday from Liverpool.
She made the trip in six days and twenty
hours. Arrived: C. Coland, Rotterdam; ti:
Polynesia, Hamburg ??j
* * * V \*Q
The C'ineiuuHti Fcufival. <^c
Cincinnati, April 17.?The auction sales
of seats for the May Festival is progressing
with great interest and spirited bidding. 79c
The first choice of seats sold to A. E. Bark- I
hart for a premium of $75. mo
? S3
rWAStUL AMllOMBKRCUL. Ito
. g
\rff York Slonrj and Slocks. Be
New Yotex. April j7 ?Money 2m. cionng at a. 0
Prime mercantile paper oa5% t>er cent. Sterling tio
exchange baukexs' bills, steady at SI 86%: demand ]
W 89%. 1,?
Governments?Strong throughout, and 4a were hi
bought up to 121^. It is reported that Vanderbiit, I
instead of contemplating a sain of the 4 per cents de
which he holds, is buying more 4 per cents with ?
money derived from the' tal-s of railroad it cits. p:l
L". S. 6s, ex tended. ~?101 j Lehigh & WJIkea-.?.l03 *
U. S. 5s, extended?101261st. P- & C. lirsLs 110 Rl<
U. S. 4^8, coupons...H6>a;U. P. bonds, first*?117% ani
U. 8. 4s. coupons.?HI (U. P. Lana Grants...mi3 f1
Pacific 6s of'33 I329fef U. P. sinking fund?118% loi
Central Pacific fir*U?ll6 'Texas Pac land gts? 65 -V*
, Erie jseconfls. 93%; do. Rio Grande aiv... 82% 70?
? Offeror. ]
i Railroad Ro?ns?Texas dt Pacific land grant ya
l Income advanced to 66-from ft^.and reacted to 6S. 78Uenver
& Bio Grande Division firsts advanced to 84 sfc
' from 8Ai. Northwestern coupon gold bonds to 127 eh
from 125%; Kansas <k Texas general mortgage 6s to <
82% from M0%: New York Central coupon firsts to as
135 from 131: Erie second consols to from 93%. 7
and C.U.&LU. incomes to 50% from 45. 1,1
r Louisiana consols? 63% Virginia 6f?. 25
3 Missouri 6s 112** Virginia consols, ex- hi
St. Joseph 108 tra mat- coupons? 66% m
ESSS^w::.: ?y' vVSM,erred- 14 ??
* Stock*?Share speculation waa very duUeayly In u
Iheday, wlthU^m*rtwtlncUn?dWfinnne?iinUl K
HhHHHHI
cidedly weak and more active, nwinlv because of
the belief that Vande/Mlt Is again selling stocks, 1
principally Reading, bat aUo nocks of the companies
with which he is more closely identified.
Darin* the early part of the last hour there was an ^ upward
reaction of Ka1}? oer cent, the latter iS?
Canada Southern to 48)$. 'ihe market -then be- ji
came weak and so continued to the close, when the |
lowest prices of the day were generally nude, tbe "3S
decline in tne last hour having "been lea by I
Lat e Shore, which was sold down to 10IM- end by
Sew Jex^ey Central to 73K- The closing prices
wereper cent below those of Saturday. The ;
jreakest stocks to-day were Vanderbilt and Goal
Transactions 415,000 shares.
tdams Express 140 do. prefcmd^-..^ - 0
Uton A T. H 25% Northw?.*stern 12B$& |9!
do. preferred 60 . do.preferred 187s 1
Imcrican Express... 93K New York Central^l2fiK ^3
C. K. A N 70 Ohio Central 1* -^8
Canada Southern...- 47*^ Ohio A Mi?..?
3L. C. A I. C ?111 do. preferred 96
Antral Pseific- Ont. a Western ^ , -J
Ihe^peakejfc Ohio, 20s Pacific Mai) .... ,
do. 2d preferred-... 21}* P.. D. A ? 29 Jhicajto
A Alton 129 Cleve. A Pitta 137
do. preferred- -ISO Reading.. 55$?
X, B. A Q 129 Rock Island 126>g rj?
St. L. A N.O 70 it. L. AS. F. SS>*
X. S. AC...._^. ? 49 do. preferred - 52
J.. C.. C. & L 65 do. 1st prefernd_ ss
)cL A Hudson ..It?H St. Paul U99& -
>eL Lack. A W. 17% do. preferred.. 118&
JenverAR. G 6Oh SL P.. M. A 51 119j2 ' ?
We. 35** St. Paul A Omaha?T
do. preferred 74 do. preferred 99 \ -3a
fort Wayne 135 rexas Pacific
lan. A St. Joseph-.. 90 Hnion Pacific ...M...Mlli)
do. preferred 86 . United States Ex 75 >3
Urlem -200 W.. St. L. A P ?3^ M
fouton A Texas. 71 do. preferred 51% / v
Iliuois Central -131 Wells. Farjm Ex... 112 . / -1
nd., B. A W 30 Western Tnioj 82 ' I
Kansas Pacific . 29& Cast Teme>aee - ffl$? -i
Akc Erie A ?*.? 29$, do. preferred-.^^. JB
.tike Shore 101V? Caribon .? 1^ . ?
oulKville A Hash.... 73^^ Central Arizona 1 3?
>. K. A. A C. 60 Excelsior...... 2 i
f. A C. 1st prefd 101 j. Homestake ?^ U I
do. 2dprefd 4^! Little Pittsburgh.?.. 2 ^
rem. A Chast'n ?54 [Ontario 35 I
[ichigan Central 78)4 Quicksilver. ? - 12^ "481
[JasouriPacific....-9J do.preferred......56 --aM
lobile A Ohio 23 Silver Cliff. 1W 'J
[orris A Essex 120 Standard - l&Z
ash. A Chat.? 60% Sulro. U
cw Jertey Cent 74 Robinson 3 -jB
. A W. preferred-... 51 South Pacific.?......121
orrncru Murine **tv ".Unerea.
K*w Tout, April 17.?Cotton ste?iy at lSJia \
Mc. Flour firm: receipts 12,000 barrels; ex porta
500 barrels; superfine Western and e>tate $4 25a 90;
common to good 8 I 90a^ 75: good to cholco c
80a9 00: wlilte wheat extra 85 75a9 CO; cxira ,
bio 85 50d8 50; St. Loui* 8> ?WH'J ?(fc Minnesota ,
itent process $5 5Ca9 25, Wheat laayju higher, cx*
ted and unsettled; receipts 49.000 bushels; exports rri
430 bushels; No. 2 sprimr Si 42; No. 2 Chicago
40>?al 41; ungraded red S! 27al 53; steamer No H .%
20; steamer No. 2 red $1 4??: No. 2 red SI 49: Ntt.
d Ap |1, Kales 40,00-) bushel*. closing at Si 60? --'A
ay, sales Vki,(X 0 bushel*, closing at SI 51>{: Juno,
le* 1,530,000. clo lug ut SI M; July, mien 8U8.COO
ishels. closing at SI 32; August Mica. 472.000 bushs,
closing at Si 24?^. Com, cash lots excited and
higher, options o?wned Kale lower, reivered
and advanced lu2>>.c. closing weals;
c- ipts 14.000 bu>heV* exports 21.000 bushs;
tineradcd Wii'Jio: No. 2 93K&U3*. '.v
;w: 96n9Sp uldi ^o. 2 white9^; No. 2 April 9*2V?.
osiug at trjc; May closed 8T*jc; June closed at s*
c. Oats steady: option* k'Jic higher; receipts ^
u.000bushels; exports 80 bu-hels; western uuvh Jfi:
a60c; white westeni firtif?:tc. Hay Arm; p:imc6T?r.
igar quiet but firm; fuir to good rcfinirg 7Xa7W".
olassvs. demnnd fair and uinrke' firm. Jttev q??H t
id steady. Petroleum quiet and steady; United (;
V?c; crude fl>?a7J<?c; reflumi Wc. Tallow steady *
, So. Kosin firm at Si 4i.l-ja,J 17^. Turpentine
rtu at 60a61c. Eos. western fresh quiet and r
eady at 17al7i*c. Pork higher; new intiw Si625a
50. Beef qulf-t and firm. Cut meats quiet and .
nn; long clear 810 57}?al 1 00; short c!car fll 37)^.
&rdfirm: prime steam $11 52}$ Butter dull anil
wer at 10a31c. Cheese quiet and steady at Sal2Xc.
Chicago, April 17.?Flour scarce and firm. wheat -i
rongand hither, No.2 Chicago springSl 85Hal 36;
ish; 81 36 April; SI 81*4 Wax; SI 3254 June; SI 29a !
!&% July; Si lf?H August; ?l U5>*. vcan No. 3
I2^al 16. Corn fairly active and a shade higher at ," *i
J^ctftsh and April; .Ka7?Xc May; 76a76*^c Juue: i
>4a7U>4C July: rejected 74>jc. Oats easier at 61S40
an ana April: 52% May; &2}?c June; 46^4 July:
%c August; 34%c year. Rye active and a shad? J
Igner at 85^c. Barley dull an<l nominal at SI 0?
10. Pork unsettled and generally lower at 818 35
8 40cash and April; 818 37% May; SIS 57^*18 GO
tne; S1877}4%18 80 July. Lard quiet and easier at ;
Sll 35 cash and April; 811 *7tf May: 811 52>$
ine; 811 G2*4 July; 811 70 August, Bulk meats H
m: shoulders 87 50; short rib 810 45: short clear0
GO. Whisky steady and unchanged. Butter .
sler creamery 30a35c; dairy 20?33c. ^nevKr*
it not quotably lower. Call?Wheat active, firm >.
id hlchef at tl 2T,% cash and April. 81 32>$ May,
33 June; 81 29%al 29>^ July; 8116->? August Corn ?j
isettlcd and lower at 77*4o cash and April; 77%*
c May; 75&?c Juuc; 754?o August, <>ats firmer, but
>t quotably higher. Pork uusettled and generally ?
gher at *18 40 May: 8t? 57^18 60 Juue; 818 75a *
77% July; 818 92j?al9 00 August. Lard quiet ami
tchanged.
Philadelphia, April 17.?Flour, choice spring
id winter families have advanced l'2%a25c. but g
e local trade buy spariagly at the improvement; ippers
are operating more freely; Pennsylvania 3
id western extra85 00a5 25; Minnesota cxtr.s87 2U
50; Pensylvanla extra families $6 25*6 50; Ohio do 50a7
0 : Ohio new process 87 CO: Minnesota patent .
oocss S8 00a9 00? St. Louis patent 8? 00; Ohio do v
OOaS 50. Wheat excitco and advsnccd 3a4c, with
1 active speculative demand: No. 2 red In grain
pot 81 50; No. 2 red April 81 GOal 51; May $1 50a
0*4; June SI 46*^al 47: July 81 28al 29. Corn
iiet and steady; options irregular hard mixed on ^
ick 91c: steamer on track 91c: sail mlxe<I April a
aS9c; May 87a87He; June 86)4aS7c; July S6)?U>7c. f
its dull and unsettled: No. 1 white 6'aXc: No. A
w bite C4a65c; No. 3 white C3c; nixed C2a
?f . Provisions steadv. I^ird firm. Butter dull v
id lower; creameries 30a37c; New York and Bradrd
county. Pa., extra 80a3lc; d<i firsts 27a29e; t
Lutern extra 25a30c. Eggs linn at 17c. Cheese
m; choicc wanted; creamery 125^0; fair tn good
c. Petroleum quiet at 7J^e. Whisky firm at fl 21.
Baltimore. April 16, -Flour Ann and higher: 3
esicrn supernne si iood iju^'xii-m k> ?&: larouy .-ytm
50*7 58. Wheat, western higher and active; No. % "S
Inter red spot 9147^ asked: May 9l.?7Hal 78; Judo ?
76 bid; July 91 MYm\ 2fiH: August ?1 22%ol 23.
?rn. western on let, higher and strong; mixed spot . fl
??c bid; May *5%c bid; June85^a85%c July 85>?a -3
%c; August M^ah'c Oat: dull end easier, *?t* -.^9
u white 62?6<c; mixed GOiCie; IVimsylvania I
aWc. Rye hUmr at Si 00. Ifay firm at 913 Ma
00. Provisions higher; met pork 918 2*1925; S3
ilk meat*. shoulder* and clear rib sides packed - A
2>al 1 25; bacon, *h uld?rst9 12%: *1 ar rib side*
2 1/J^: hams 913 50a 14 00. 1-acd. refined, 912 50. ?
itter dull, weak and lower, wmicni peeked IhCSte;
1120a2Sc. Kgg? steady at lfal7??, Petroleum firm: - 3
Aned 7%C- Coffee quiet; Mo cargoes 8^i9kc. '?
|?r Htrong: A soft 10c. V> h'aky higher and firm |
Cikci^kati, O., April 17.?Cotton quiet and Arm % ?
lliic. Klour stiong and hlxher, family 96 00?6 15; ~.i3U
racy 9C 25a7 25. Wheat excited and higher: No. 2 1
il winter 91 35al 39. Corn quiet; No. 2. T8Wc. its
strong aiii higher; No. 2 mixed 57J^5SJ^c. Rye 1
mat 93c. Barley scarce and firm at yl 05. Pork .'.1
mat 919 00. Lard dull at 911 25. Bnlk meat* ~V-S
let and firm; shoulders 97 25; clear rib 910 35. v
con in good demand; shoulders 98 00: clear Tib -iM
125; clear 912 00. Whisky steady at 91 17; comnation
sales of finished Roods G05 barrels, oos v,
sis of 9117. Butter easier: choice Western If- \
ve 32c: choice Ccntrkl Ohio 27c. Untetd oil 1
let at 58059c.
Thicaoo, April 17.?-The Drover%* Jornnm nibortr. j
3ogH? Receipts 27,000 head; shipments 9 500head. 1
irket active but generally about 5al0c lowtr;;^
mmon to good mixed 96 50a7 05: heavy pi&siigra
dshipptoKf? 10a7 50; light 9640*7V5; ikltfljiffl
jut tie?Receipts 5,000 head: shipments 1 /Xdbea&gEf^JI
irket slow, weak and 10c lower exports nam in I
97 50a7 7ft good to choice shipping $6 00*74Sc^^ J
mmon to fsir 95 7:a6 80: mixed bntthm'?.*t?lr
75t5 75; stockers and feeders 9330*5 60.
Sheep?Receipts 2,400 head; shipments noneJ?g
irket dull at 2Qa30c lower, good to eboii e 9650;
mmon to fair 94 50*5 75; sbc-arlings 91 G0u6 60.
Uw York. April 17.?D*y Oooia-The market 9
veloped bnt a molerate degree of general ?
tivity, special orders and deliveries on prffftMrcgH ?1
gazements tomprising thechiefsal*a. In
cottons there has been more inquiry, with the??L
tings improved In quantity. Hped^&UillSSj
[nts In wide demand an<4 dlstribiition, andregU-f^t 1
fancies are of greatly reduced supply. IawmS^Y . .1
d foulards of choice styles are doing very spKEKMp^^l
I-wool and cotton wrap 42-lnch cashin?re<* wWt*? s|H
able colors are la good request. Woolens In .<3
ody distribution on account of nrerioo* order*. t
the new demand is very light, Sxporta of !?
ton goods to-day 1,091 packses.
rozxDo. April 17.?Noon Board?Wheat strong; 3
. 2 red spot ana April fl 411^ May 9141; June
\hxA: July 9119; August and September 91 13S; 'r. :3
ir 9112%. Corn stronger; high mixed 79c; No.
pot 78c; April77Kc; June 7t2?cufcked. Oat*firmer; \ ?0
. 2 MW*. Clover seeds. Na 2. St 20; prime 94 40. y * 3
wJ-Wbeat stronger. No. 2 r?l spot 91 42 old: jM
ril 91 42al 43; May 91 4% June 91 39J*: July
19%: August 91 14sl H*4: year 31 J3al 14. Corn ,v';,
n; high roixel HDJjc; Ko 2 spot <9*7'JV> ; /rrrtl -^|
: May held at78%c June heldat 67^c; yetr5%. .
Ultimoep, April 17.?Bec ? atiix?.Market a trfie
>re active man last week and prias about the forne
slity considered; very best .a734c; medirm
?c: ordinary 3%*4%c; o?t sales from CXs7^e.
ceipts 1342 head.
wine?Full supoly ami moderately fair demand.
ceipts 6,243 head atS'XalO^c.
beep and IjiniLe?Receipts !,315 bead. Quotaas:
sheep 4a7e; lambs 9al2c
East Libeje+t, Pa., April [17.?Cattle?Rett 1 ,t* '
70 head. Prices firm and u shade higher man . ^
logs?Receipts 4,600 head. Market active; Fblla- / '-Vj
phiss 97 30s7 CO; Yorkers 27 U0a7 20. ;
he?*p?Recdpts 5.200 head. Market active, and - .'Til
oesloa^Oc higher than last week.
??' ? wuu:i?v Apni ? ??-oiroe una ^n-a yjnrrr; -^aa
) cargoes. Ordinary to prime italic. Sogar quiet - -|S
a firm; common to ?ood ornroon 7*7%r?. lafr * ^>13
fully f-Ur 7??*H -prime to ehoJ<"c83?t-?>?; y*l- - * >
r cutdfled J%h9c. 3to1a.?i romniiiU retailed
l'.Tc; f ?ir rvboiled Sf aYJc. prime to eboiec S5? .
Seadroep. Pa.. April 17.?Market flrrosrtl ?d- Sglf
uclag; op nwl at 7t%r. vn X v;>JW
*?c; clttfiog at 70J?c: Mbt? ?7f,M0 Uucls; -ri?8
[pmeiit* Swturdty and Ha (by ?6,333 barrel*;
arters 37,100 barrels.
Ci?ci**ati, April 17.?Ifcigs )n good demTOT~T*;Sg
id prires ? shade higher, foanon ?ml light $3 7Ta
?h nsckinjc and lnilrh.-rs f? S^7 75. Keorlpte
fO head: thiprocnU Itt head. .. ,;^
rmwviu-E. Pa.. April 17.?OO opened at l*%r.
Rhest ?Jir. Invest chant at 7?^c Ffefp^tl
cats Tfc, 1>A twrete charter* V7,l<0 barrels; ruta
* 750 barrels. j
PwnBtwH. Pa., April 17.?PxrsoLEinr?Gulet; - <
r?tt**d Mwrfy and dr?(4 at
lined 734c for PhfladH ph ta delivery., S
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