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Shooting Affray.
Kansas City, June 14. — A sensational
shooting affray occurred shortly [after five
this evening, at the corner of 9th and
Main streets in this city, in which Dr.
Morrison Munford, proprietor of the Timex
and two other persons were shot by W. A.
Carlisle, an attorney of this city. The lo
cality is known as the "Junction," where
Main and Delaware streets unite and the
9th street cable cars receive and 'discharge
the greater portion of their passengers.
Dr. Munford, accompanied by a gentleman
friend, had come from the Times building
to take a car going east. Dr. Munford en
tered the car, which was about comfortably
tilled with people. He was about to take
a seat near the door, when Carlisle, who
had l>een standing near the tirst platform
of the bank building, a few feet away
came to the platform of the car, drew a re
volver and 3poke to Munford. saying, "You
have traduced my wife and I will kill
yop." At the same moment Carlisle be
gan firing at Munford, who was but three
feet distant. The ball struck Munford in
the side, glancing from a rib and lodged
under the skin just below the breast bone.
Carlisle quickly fired again, the ball cut
ting his intended victim's coat and striking
Miss Jennie Streetor, a girl sixteen years
of age, who occcupied the next seat in the
car. Dr. Munford then stooped forward,
trying in the meantime to draw his revolv
er. Carlisle stepped into the street on the
south side and began tiring through the
window, one ball striking a passenger
named John Hale in the face. After firing
five shots in rapid succession, Carlisle start
ed to run around the forward car attached
to the other and was seized by two officers
as Munford stepped down to the pavement
on the north side with his drawn revolver.
The latter was thought to have been fatal
ly wounded and had tried to shoot but had
not been able to free his weapon. Mun
ford called to the officers to let Carlisle go
and give him a chance, but the-by -Standers
quickly interfered and persuaded the doc
tor to give up his weapon. He was taken
to Dr. Jackson's office in the Time « build
ing, where the bullet in his breast was ex
tracted and the wound dressed, after which
be was removed to bis home. Carlisle
meanwhile was conducted down Main
street, followed by an angry crowd. His
action in shooting indiscriminately into a
throng aroused the greatest indignation,
and threats of violence were made on all
sides. At 7th street the prisoner was put
in a carriage and hurried to the police
station. Several stones were thrown after
it. Miss Streetor walked to the pavement
and sat down. A carriage was called and
she was taken home where her wound was
dressed. The bullet was found to bave
passed through the llesby portion ot the
left breast, and though painful is not dan
gerous. The bullet that struck Hale in the
face lodged in his head and has not yet
been found. His life is not in danger ex
cept by erysipeleas, which is feared some
Tragedy in Denver.
Dexvek, June 10.—At Aspen this after
noon W. C. E. Kosch broke into the house
of W. J. Miller, a real estate dealer, and
was shot four times, twice in the bead and
twice through the body. . He is still alive,
but will die. Miller was arrested. The
trouble was over a notorious woman. The
tragedy was not unexpected by the friends
of the parties, as both men had made
threats to kill each other on sight. Miller
is from Chicago, where he has wealthy
parents. Kosch is from Toledo, Ohio, I
where his father is a wholesale wine mer- j
Gkaxd Forks, Dak., June Pi.—It was !
learned here that a few days ago a lynch
ing occurred near St. Andrews, five miles j
north oi here, on the Ked river. Ole Beck- j
nott, working for a farmer on the Minne
sota side, supplanted the latter in his wife's
affections. After trying in vain to induce !
Becknott to leave peacefully the farmer in- '
vited in his neighbors and opened a keg of
whisky and after they were sufficiently
drunk relates his wrongs and suggested
lynching as a remedy. Becknott was
caught and strung up to the limb of a
tree, the alleged intention being only to
frighten him. When he was let down life
was extinct.
.Mysterious Explosion.
WlLKESBABBE, Pa., June 10.—At Par
sons at a late hour last night the people
were terrified by w hat is supposed to have
been an explosion of gas in the Mineral
Spring mine of the I.eheigh Coal Co.
Many persons living within a short dis
tance of the mine were hurled about in
their homes, and they thought for a
moment that an eartquake had occurred.
A large numlier of houses in the vicinity
of the mine were badly shattered. The
surface of the ground in the vicinity of the
Philadelphia & Beading railroad has fallen
fully two feet and is still settling. Three
houses belonging to one man about 300
feet from the mine were moved a surpris
ing distance from their original positions.
No lives were lost. Some miners think it
was no explosion, and that the concussion
was caused by a rush of air due to an ex
tensive cave in.
Heavy Defaulter.
New Brunswick, N. J., June 10.—A
sensation was developed in the session of
the Reformed Church synod to-day. The
special committee appointed to investigate
the affairs of the board of domestic mis
sions reported that its former treasurer,
John R. Smith, was $25,000 short in his
accounts. The report said the board was
occasionally forced to borrow money to
meet its engagements ; that it had author
ized Treasurer Smith to give notes for such
purposes, binding the board, and that, tak
ing advantage of his authority, he had
borrowed and converted to his own use the
sum named. It was stated that no prop
erty in his name could be found, though
had been treasurer of an insurance com
pany which failed and is now treasurer of
another. A resolution authorizing the
prosecution of Smith, if deemed expedient,
was passed ; also one to regulate the affairs
of the board of domestic missions with a
view to preventing a recurrence of such an
Chicago, June 14. — Officer Hansen,
after suffering greatly for about two hours
after the operation of the transfusion of
blood, died at the county hospital at 2
o'clock this afternoon. He leaves a wife
and six children.
Proposed Sale ol Hawaiian Islands.
8a x Francisco, June 10.—The state
ment published this morning revives the
rumor of the proposed sale of the Hawai
ian Islands to syndicates of European
capitalists for $10,000,000. A bill was re
cently introduced by the Hawaiian gov
ernment, authorizing the loan of $2,000,- !
(MX). It is stated that a number of the na
tive legislators are ready with an amend.
ment making the amount $10,000,000. Mr. i
Hoffman, agent for the immigration of
Fortugaese to the Island, has assured the ;
King that the syndicate of European capi- I
talist8 are ready to furnish the money.
If this were consummated it would vir
tually mean the sale of the island. ;
Severe Storm.
G A i. veston, June 14.—This island was
visited by an exceedingly heavy storm last
night. It reached its height at 4 o'clock
this morning, when the wind registered a
velocity of fifty miles an hour. Torrents
of rain fell. At daybreak the water on all
sides was surrounding the city with alarm
ing rapidity. At 9 a. m. the wind shifted
to the northeast, and the city was saved
from being ilooded, as the bay had ~
above the doclfs and was encroaching on
the streets. Communication with the
maiu land was cut off until this afternoon,
when the Missouri Pacific train crossed.
The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railroad
track for nearly two miles approaching the
bridge was washed away. It will require
a week to repair the damages. The dam
age on the gulf side of the island is several
thousand dollars. No serious damage is
reported to shipping. Dispatches from the
interior and down the coast indicate that
the storm was local to this immediate
Peace Restorcd---The Samoan Is
lands Trouble.
Sax Vrancisco, June 14.—Private ad
vices received here by the steamer Marova
from the Samoan Islands say :
King Malictao has addressed a communi
cation to U. S. Consul Greenebaum stating
that a portion of his subjects under Tama
sese, a pretender to the throne, were in re
bellion and requesting the American Con
sul to issue a proclamation ordering all the
people in Samoa to be orderly and return
to their homes. In response to this Con
sul Greenebaum issued a proclamation on
May 14th ordering all persons within the i
kingdom to live peaceably, and ordering
all persons who may have assembled for I
the purpose of opposing the government of i
King Malictoa to disperse forthwith. This !
was followed on May 27th by a joint
proclamation issued by the American, j
British and German Consuls recognizing
King Malictoa as the rightful ruler of the
Samoan Islands. This is believed to have
effectually disposed of the claims of Tam
asese. Xo further trouble is feared.
China Advices.
Sax Fkaxcisco, June 9. —The tea mar
kets at Kinkong and Hankow opened
earlier than usual this year. The crop is
of a good quality, and the prices are higher
than last season.
The Chinese government has been noti
fied by the government of South Australia
that a tax of $50 would be imposed on
every Chinaman arriving in that colony.
The Canton correspondent of the Xorth
China daily Netra says that the United
States Minister Denby had an interview
with Viceroy Chang regarding the con
struction of railroads in China. Minister
Denby is reported as saying that General
Wilson was prepared to undertake the
building of all railroads throughout China
without the Chinese government expend
ing a single cent, and that United States
capitalists stood ready to supply all the
capital and material necessary for the con
struction of a complete railway system
throughout China in the shortest possible
Crop Summary.
Chicago, June 13.—The following crop
summary will appear in this week's
Farmers' Review : The great fear of
drought which has been threatening the
spring wheat section still continues to be
come a serious menace to growing grain,
Very hot winds have prevailed in Dakota
and Minnesota, adding to the already
serious outlook in many portions of that
State and Territory. The effects of the
drought have begun to he seriously felt in
Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska, and all but
very few of the reports received down
to Saturday night dwell upon
this fact. Many fields of oats are
reported turning yellow and the injury to
that cereal threatens now to be more se
vere than even to the wheat itself. Re
ports from Indiana indicate that the yield
of winter wheat will fall slightly below the
average in some of theconnties. The wheat
has gone back during the past three or four
weeks. The general prospect in Ohio con
tinues good and the State has the promise
of an average yield. In Kansas anil Michi
gan the prospect has not changed the offi
cial report, indicating that Kansas will
not produce to exceed 11,000,000 bushels.
The yield only confirms the reports of the
widespread injury infiicted on the crops
early in the season.
Harvesting is progressing in Missouri,
Kentucky and Tennessee, and the general
tenor of the reports continues very favora
Coney Island Kares
New Y'ork, June 10.—The Coney Is
land Jockey Club begins to-day with the
usual heavy programme for which the
Sheepshead Bay track is becoming noted.
There are six races and three of them im
portant stake events. Ninety-one horses
are announced as starters, and twenty-five
in the suburban handicap. The rain storm
last night will make the track heavy so that
the rapid trials of the cracks may go for
naught after all. "Mud horses'' or short
striders will have the best chances and
Maumee has an excellent chance with her
light import, as indicated by her running
in the Westchester handicap Thurday last
and winning which gave her a penalty of
four pounds. In fact the rain has made
the race more a lottery than ever. It is es
timated that more than a million dollars
will change hands over the result, and M.
McDowell, the starter, recognizing the re
sponsibility resting upon him, has leqnest
ed the executive committee to place the
Hag in the hands of one jmore experienced
for this particular race, and Captain W. M.
Connor has agreed to undertake the task.
Besides the suburban foam stakes for two
year-olds the green stakes for three-year
olds will be run.
Later—The suburban race was won by
A Lucky Woman.
St. Loi is, June 13.—Mrs. Samuel L.
Vining, residing at No. 3613, St. Louis
avenue, has received from Secretary Bay
ard information to ihe effect that she is
about to receive from the United States
Treasury $1,000,000 awarded by the Coart
of Claims under the terms of the French
spoliation bill.
Important Suit.
New Y'okk, June 11.—Robert Bogg, of
San Francisco, has brought suit against
this city for infringement on his patent
electrical apparatus by which gongs are
sounded and horses released simultaneous
ly in fire engine houses. The complainant
states that similar suits against other cities
have been successful.
Destroyed by Fire.
Litchfield, Conn., June 11,—A tire
this morning destroyed the Mansion
House block, Cooley's Hotel and burned
out sixteen business firms. Loss $200,000 ;
insurance $190,000.
Business Failures.
New York, June 11.—The business fail
ures during the last seven day in the
United States and Canada, were 209 as
compared with 127 the previous week.
Lbegan the consideration of the
N. P. Forfeiture Bill Passed
Washington, June 10.—Dolph moved
that the Senate resume the consideration
of the Northern Pacific land forfeiture bill
and that the bill was laid before the Sen
ate. Pending the consideration of this bill
Riddleberger called attention to his resolu
tion providing for an open executive ses
sion. It was five months, he said, since we
whether this body was the House of Lords
or the United States Senate. No decision
had been arrived at yet.
Morrill said that there was a mutual
I understanding and that the subject would
be brought up ai<d voted on after the Rail
way bills were disposed of.
Riddleberger insisted on a vote on the
I question of taking up his resolution. The
! Senate refused to take it up, yeas 8, nays
j 32.
Plumb wished to call up the bill repeal
ing the pre-emption, timber culture and
desert land act, but the Senate preferred to
go on with the land forfeiture bill.
Cockrell submitted an amendment, the
efiect of which was to forfeit all lands
which had not keen earned within
the time required by the granting act.
The bill and amendments were then or
dered reprinted and went over till to-mor
Washixgtox, June 11.—On motion of
Dolph the Senate took the Northern Paci
fic railroad forfeiture bill. George ad
dressed the Senate on the bill, commenting
generally on the enormous quantity of
land—179,000,000 acres, given by Congress
to the various railroad corporations from
1860 to 1875. George said, it was a larger
area of land than that constituting the re
i public of France or the empire of Germany,
The present value of the railroad land
I grants, at the average price already real
i ized by the companies, was $773,796,393.
! Washixgtox. June 13.—In the Senate
the Northern Pacific forfeiture bill is the
j unfinished business aud it is to be taken
up to-morrow. When it is disposed of the
bill to repeal the pre-emption, timber cul
ture and desert land acts will be taken up.
Washixgtox, June 14— Senator Mitchell
ofiered an amendment to exclude from
forfeiture the lands coterminous with the
completed portion of the Cascade branch.
He said that if the company could not
complete the Cascade branch the farmers
aud producers of the Pacific Northwest
would have to remain at the mercy of the
Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. Mitchell
discussed purely the legal aspect of the
question, the right of the government to
lorleit. In this discussion George, Eustis,
YanWyck and Coke participated. Hearst
said that since the railroad company had
taken all the good land and had used it
they should not be allowed to throw up
Portland and thus relieve themselves of
their responsibilities. There ought to be
some way devised to compel them to ful
fill their obligations and complete the road.
YanWyck, referring to the argument cf
the company's friends, ihat Congress had
no right to forfeit those lands, said that
whenever the question of forfeiture came
up before Congress we were confronted
with novel and startling propositions Irom
our friends, the Senators from Oregon, who
protested, but it might be thought they
protested too much.
Mitchell said he was not arguing the
matter from the company's standpoint but
from the standpoint of the people of the
section of the country affected.
YanWyck said we had built three lines
to the Pacific and all the patriots who came
to Congress with the propositions to bnild
these lines professed to be actuated by a
desire to have competition, first with the
ocean line and then with the railroad lines.
The first thing the companies did, how
ever, was to combine with one another to
destroy railroad competition and then com
bine to buy up and corrupt ocean lines.
He held that if Congress bad the right to
forfeit land for breach of the conditions
under which it was granted Congress had
the right to date the forfeiture from the
date of the breach of the contract, only
taking care of the rights cf the settlers.
He believed Congress ought now to forfeit
everything which it had a right to forfeit
on the 4th of July. 1879.
Washixgtox, June 15.—The .Senate re
sumed the consideration of the Northern
Pacific forfeiture bill, George making a
legal argument citing the Supreme Court
decisions sustaing the view that the lands
should be forfeited.
Washixgtox, June 15.— Un motion of
Dolph, the N. P. forfeiture bill was taken
up in the Senate, and George resumed his
remarks on the bill. He entered on an
elaborate argument to show that the com
pany was not entitled to any lands not
earned strictly within the terms of the
grant. He argued that the lands donated
first belonged to the whole people of the
United States ; that they were granted to
the railroad company on certain condi
tions prescribed in the granting act ; that
as to a very large quantity of land the
conditions could not be complied within
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the time prescribed ; that the action ol the j
officers of the government in accepting
■"»"T, of ,' he f" 1 0, " me , pre ~ I
scribed by the act was not in accordance
with the law ; that their action was there
fore void ; that the failure of the govern
ment officers to discharge their duties ac
cording to the law coaid be no estoppel,
either legal or equitable, upon the govern
ment, and that Congress conld not now re
fuse to forfeit all unearned land, inasmuch
as Congress was not dealing with its own
property, but with the property of the
people of the United States. As to the
argument in favor of the equitable estop
pel George maintained it to be equivalent
to saying that whenever a railroad com
pany could corrupt government officers in
order to induce them to fail in the per
formance of their duty, then such a cor
rupt failure was to be binding on the peo
ple of the Unithed States. This would be
monstrous doctrine. He analyzed at
length the decision of the United States
Supreme Court to support various points
in his argument. George finally contended
that under the granting act the power of
Congress was ample, and its duty plain, to
take possession of the Northern Pacific
railway, and either sell it or do with it as
Congress might see fit, in order to complete
the line of the road, for the building of
which land was originally granted.
Mitchell, of Oregon, characterized
George's speech as the most extraordinary
he ever heard in the Senate. It never be
fore had been claimed that those lands
had been granted on conditions precedent ;
all lawyers had heretofore recognized the
conditions as conditions subsequent.
The amendment of Yan Wick was
then brought to a vote. That amendment
declares forfeited the lands coterminous
with the portion of the Cascade branch
not completed at the date of the passage
of the pending bill.
The amendment was agreed to—yeas,
24 : nays, 18. Of the affirmative vote nine
were Republicans, being Aldrich. Chase,
Cullom, Harrison, Logan, Spooner, Teller,
! Yan Wyck and Wilson, of Iowa. Of the
negative votes three were Democrats,
namely, Brown, Payne and Pugh. Other
wise than just noted the affirmative votes
were Democratic and the negative votes
Republican. Quite a number of pairs
were announced.
Eustis then formally submitted bis
amendment, already suggested, being a
provision in the nature of a substitute for
feiting all lands cotermrnus with such por
tions of the road as were not completed on
July 1,1879, excepting right of way and
excepting also lands included in village,
town or citv sites. The amendment pro
vides for the confirmation of titles of
actual settlers.
Beck opposed the amendment and Eustis
supported it. Vance criticised the land
grant policy of the government as waste
ful and extravagant.
Teller defended the course of the Re
publican party as to purity and patriotism
its motive and conduct in relation to pub
lic lands, and said that at the time the
grants were made the Senator from North
Carolina and his friends were in arms
against the government.
Logan said it did not come with good
grace from the gentlemen, for political
capital, to come here and denounce the acts
ol those who bad charge of this govern
ment at the time the land grants were
made. Logan was not opposed to the
rights of any of the people but was in
favor of honesty toward all people. He
would treat a corporation just as he would
treat an individual. If he made a contract
with an individual and that individual
complied with the contract Logan would
be bound by it, and if the contract was ex
tended for a time and it was renewed, some
Senators thought it would be popular to
violate the honest contract. They were
willing, however, that the government
should double the price of its own land on
account of the railroad. Logan was will
ing to vote for the forfeiture of every grant
of land where the right of forfeiture ex
isted, where the company had not built its
Edmunds opposed the amendment.
Eustis' amendment was rejected, yeas 12,
nays 32, as follows :
Yeas—Berry, Blackburn, Call, Cockerell,
Coke, Eustis. George, Gorman, Harris,
Maxey, YanWyck and Wilson, of Mary
Nays—Allison, Beck, Blair, Bowen,
Brown, Chase, Conger, Cullom, Dawes,
Dolph, Edmunds, Irye, Gibson, Hawley,
Hoar, Ingalls, Jones, (Nev.,) Logan, Me
Millan, Mahone, Miller Mitchell, (Ore.,)
Payne, Plumb, Pugh, Ransom, Sawyer,
ShermaD, Spooner. Teller, Walthal and
Wilson, of Iowa.—32.
Yan W T yck offered an amendment re
pealing the clause of the granting act
which made the right of way exempt from I
taxation in the Territories. He said that
under all circumstances he thought the
road should bear its share of taxation. The
amendment was agreed. Yeas,26 : nays 20.
I Blair ofiered an amendment providing
that the land grant roads that had not
complied within the time limited by the
grant and which had since proceeded in
good faith and with reasonable diligence to
complete it, should now be allowed live
years to so complete its roads, but requir
ing tbat the lands should be disposed of to
private individual owners inside of teu
years from the passage ol this act, in tracte
not exceeding 320 acres to any one individ
ual and at a price of not more tbau $2.50
per acre ; all lands not so disposed of with
in that term to be forfeited. Blair spoke
in support of bis ameudmeut.
On motion of Mitchell, of Ore., this
amendment was laid on the table. The
bill being brought to a vote was passed,
Yeas 42; nays 1, (Blair.)
Washixgtox, June 15.—The hill for
feiting the unearned lands of the Nortb
era Pacific Railroad Co., as passed by the
Senate, declares forfeited so much of the
lands granted that company as are coter
minous with tbat part of its main line
which extends from Walulla Junction to
Portland, and that part of the Cascade
branch which shall not be completed at
the date of the passage of this bill, and
makes the right of way in Territories sub
ject to taxation. Nothing in the act is to
he construed to waive the right of the
United States to forfeit any other lands
granted to them for failure in the past or
future to comply with the conditions of
the grant.
Artesian Wells.
Washixgtox, June 10.—Dolph moved
an amendment to the report from the
committee on public lands appropriating
$5.000 to aid in the reclamation of arid
regions in Washington Territory by sink
ing artesian wells.
Beck said no good had ever come from
experiments in sinking artesiou wells, and
he opposed the amendment.
Dolph said the Territorial Legislature of
Washington had appropriated $600 to aid
in boring an an artesian well in the arid
region to see whether water cannot be got
there. This amendment was intended, he
said, as a contribution by the United States
to that appropriation. Private individuals
would also contribute to it. The whole
question was one of great interest in the
Teller advocated the amendment. He
spoke of the great advantage to accrue
from the discovery, that water might be
got in the arid regions by artesian wells
The lands were absolutely worthless with
out water.
Chase thought the amendment should
be called "an amendment authorizing men
to bore into the treasury of the United
j g tates
Mitchell said it was an error to suppose
I tbat there was a.j "jab" in the propwed
appropriation. He advocated the amend
ment as of great importance to Washing
ton Territory.
George, while favoring the amendment,
was struck by the objections of Beck and
Chase, and therefore moved an amend
ment providing tbat the well shall be sunk
on government land, and tbat such land
shall Ire reserved from sale until further
provided by law.
The amendment was agreed to, and the
$5,000 provision, as so amended, was
agreed to.
Keport of the Director ot the Mint.
Washington, June 9. —The Secretary
of the Treasury has addressed a communi
cation to the Speaker of the House, en
closing the report of the Director of the
Mint on the Carson, Nevada, mint. The
Director calls attention to the fact that the
legislative appropriation bill contains no
provision for the care and custody of the
mint at that place while it is closed. He
also suggests the propriety of appropriat
ing a sum equivalent to last year's appro
priation, so that operations may be re
sumed, especially in view of the fact that
representations have been made to the
mint bureau of the readiness on the part
of producers of bullion to deposit the
same at the mint at Carson instead of
sending it to private refineries, on condi
tion that certain benefits which it is
claimed are conferred by law and which
during the present year have been with
held from this institution in common with
some others by action of the department
are restored. The Director adds that it is
doubtless true that the cessation of de
posits at the Carson mint was largely due
to the payment of depositors by draft in
stead of iu cash and the imposition of
transportation charges upon depositors in
excess of the rates paid by private ship
The President Kefuses Turkey.
Washington, June 11.—The Secretary
recently received a cable message from
Minister Cox, at Constantinople, saying
that the Saltan of Turkey desired to send
a wedding present to the President and
asking it to be received. The President,
while appreciating (he motive of the Sal
tan. felt its acceptance to be in violation'
of the spirit if not the letter of the con
stitution, and accordingly telegraphed his
deelination of the proposed compliment.
Live Stock.
Chicago, June 10.--Cattle—Receipts,
8500 ; fairly active and 10c lower. Ship
204.60 : lambs per head, 1.5003.50.__
6300; slow and steady,
in ~ ~ a ~ '
6800 ; steady and slow ; shipping steers,
4.3505.70; Stockers and feeders, 5.<00
Chicago, June 11.—Cattle receipts5700,
stronger and a shade higher. Shipping
steers, 950 to 150C pounds, $4.4005.80;
stockera and feeders, $304.75 ; through
Texas cattle, $30 4.
Sheep receipts 2300, steady and strong.
Natives, $204.75 ; lambs. $10,150.
Chicago, June 14.—Cattle— Receipts,
Shipping steers,
4.400 5.65; stockers and feeders, 2.750
4.60. Through Texas cattle, 3.2004 ; corn
fed, 404.90.
Sheep—Receipts, 1800; steady; natives,
204 60; lambs, per head, 203.
À special cablegram to the Drovers
Journal from London says : With heavy
receipts from all quarters to-day the mar
ket is weak. Prices have declined lc per
pound since last week. Both American
and home bred cattle are in large supply,
and the demand is weak. Best Americans,
131c dressed.
Chicago, June 15.— Cattle— Receipts,
4.50 ; through Texas cattle, 3 90 ; grassers
aud corn fed, 3.7505.
Sheep—Receipts, :>000 ; slow and 10 to
20c lower. Natives, 202.450 ; Texans,
Wool Market.
Philadelphia, June 11.—Wool, med
diums are in an improved demand, fine,
dull and rejected. Ohio, Pennsylvania
and West Virginia XX and above, 31032;
X 29030; coarse, 30 32. New York,
Michigan, Indiana and western, fine, or X
and XX, 27028 ; medium, 320 33 ; coarse,
30032; washed, combing and delaine
coarse, 32033. Canada washed and comb
ing, 320 33 ; medium, unwashed, combiDg
aud delaine, 24025; coarse do 24025.
Eastern Oregon, 17020; valley Oregon, 20
0~3. New Mexico and Colorado, 140 23.
Boston, June 11.—Wool is firmer. Ohio
and Pennsylvania XX and above. 320 32j;
do X 2910 30. Michigan and Wisconsin
X and above, 280)281. Ohio and Penn
sylvania No. 1, 33034; Michigan No. 1,
330331. Ohio delaine, fine, 320321. Mich
igan delaine 301031 ; unwashed wools, 13
026; pulled, 25040.
New York, June 11.—Wool, firmer and
in better demand. Domestic flees. 27036;
pulled, 14033 i Texas, 9022.
Bostox, June 15.—Wool firm with a fair
demand. Ohio and Penn. X 30, X X and
above 31033; Mich. X 28029 ; unwashed
wools, 19025.
Philadelphia June 15.—Wool steady
and firm ; medium grades scarce and high
er; fine selected nominal; Ohio, Penn,
and W. Va. X 300/21 ; medium, 33034 ;
coarse, 32033; N. Y. Mich., Ind. and
western coarse, 31032; washed coarse,
30031 ; medium, unwashed combinas
and delaine, 25026; Eastern Oregon, 160
24; valley Ore., 20024 ; Xew Mexico and
Idaho fine, 14024.
Dry Goods.
New York, June 15—Exports of do
mestic cotton during the past week have
been 5,345 packages, against 3,408 for the
same week last year, and since January 1
a total of 101,321 packages, against 87,663
for the same time last year. There has
been a good demand for the best medium
grades of unbleached shirtings. Flannels
are having more attention, and with very
much smaller stocks than at any corres
ponding date. Buyers are more inclined
to make liberal forwardings. The tone of
the general market is very steady and
Clearing House Report.
Bostox, June 13.—The following figures
compiled from dispatches to the Post from
the managers of the leading clearing
houses of the United States shows that the
clearances for the week ending June 12.
1886, compared with those of the corres
ponding week of last year, were $873,429,
592, an increase of 36.6 per cent.
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Reduction in Sugar.
Sax Francisco, June 12.—The Cali
foraia refiuerv to-day announces a reduc
tion of one-eighth cent per pound on all
grades of sugar. By this reduction the
price of cube sugar is five and seven-eighths
cents lower thau ever before reached here.
Bank Suspended.
St. Paul, June 12.—An Austin. Miun.,
special to the % Pioneer I'ress says: The
Mower County National Bank suspended
yesterday. The liabilities are about $90,
000. The creditors are mostly depositors.
The members of the firm stated to-day that
the deposits were about $55,000 and the
assets over $80,000.
Boston Failure.
Boston, June 11.—Charles D. Lurrdell,
a dealer in Swedish iron in this city, made
an assignment. His liabilities are said to
be $150,000, of which all but $20,000 or
$.'10,000 are secured. The assets are in the
stock of iron with the above incumbrances
upon it, which will depend upon the state
of the market. The probability, however,
is that the dividend for the unsecured
creditors will be very small.
Silver Dollar Issue.
Washington, June 14.— -The issue of
standard silver dollars from the mints dur
ing the week ending Jane 12th was $511,
889. The issue during the corresponding
period of last year was $511,500. The
shipments of frational silver coin since
June 1st amounts to $222,676.
Bank Statement.
New York, Jane 12.—The weekly bank
statement shows a reserve decrease of $2,
585,000. The banks now hold $14,653,000
in excess of the legal requirements.
Washington, June 9.—In a communi
cation laid before the House tft-day the
Secretary of State requests that an appro
priation of $10,000 be inserted in the
sundry civil appropriation bill for the pur
pose of procuriug evidence relating to the
French spoliation claims.
The House committee on Territories to
day agreed to report the bill extending the
general homestead laws over Alaska favor
able. A report was also directed in the
bill authorizing the expenditure of $50,
000 in sinking artesian wells for irrigation
purposes in the Territory of Montana.
Washington, June 14.—As agreed upon
in the committee the sundry civil appro
priation bill appropriates $21,053,821. The
estimates aggregate $33,554,600. The ap
propriation for the present was $21,053,822.
This bill shows a larger reduction, as com
pared with the estimates, than any other
reported this session from the appropria
tion committee. It will be reported to
the House in a day or two.
Bordered by the Apaches.
Nogales, Ariz., June 15.—News was
just received here tbat the Apaches cap
tured Santos Salano in the Oro Blanco can
yon, three miles south of here, Saturday
night, tied him to a tree and hacked him
to death with their knives.
R. G GREER, Pw*t. J. M. FROST, Yice-Pre t. T. S . FOSTER, Jr., Sec y. CHAS. WIGGINS Tr*»-.
Exclusive Handlers of Wool.
__117 N. Main Street, ST. LOUIS, MO.
CASH ADVANCES on Consignment«. Send for Price Current.
New Arrival of
We carry the largest line of the above stock in .Mon
tana. Orders receive prompt attention.
Rolls New Wall Paper, with Borders and Centers to match,
just received at
FOR :tO PATS, in order to make room lor immense stock to arrive. I n ill, lor
SPOT CASH, make SPECIAL PRICES in Furniture, Carpets and Hon*«- Fum
ing Good«. An examination of stock and price« solicited.
Very Respectfully, A. P. CURTIN.
_ Salesrooms on Jackson Street, opposite new PostofTice. __
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Prompt Attention to Orders by Mail.
Main St., opposite Cosmopolitan Motel.
<Uwif- iiT
Slightly Damaged by Fire.
Ladies White Suits and Wrappers at cost
to close.
White and Cream Swiss Robes, very low.
The Largest line of Ladies Muslin Under
wear in the city.
Boys' White and Colored Waists.
May 18th, 1886.
VAN WART & €0.
The f isheries Trouble.
Gloucester, Mass., Juue 9.—Informa
tion leaked out to-day of the existence of
a large secret organization of fishermen,
composed almost entirely of southern
mackerel catchers, owuiDg 175 vessels, to
force the United States to take action
against the Canadians. They propose to
give the government one month longer,
and then they will take care of themselves.
These fishermen have been adopted into
this district of the Knights of Labor, and
as soon as as a month's time has expired
they have pledged themselves to drive
away every Canadian vessel bringing fish
to the States. This, it is given out, is to
be done by force if necessary. Their ves
sels, it is. asserted, are to carry six
pounders. The Knights of Labor will order
a fish boycott on land on what comes by
rail. Spies have been sent to all the Nova
Scotian ports to notify by telegraph de
partures of all cargoes for the States. The
association has pledged $50,000 for the ex
penses of the spies and other outlays.
Washington, June 15.— The Cabinet
considered the Canadian fishery troubles
and the question affecting the status of the
government towards the telegraph com
panies in the settlement of their accounts.
It is understood that the Department of
State has received advices from Minister
Phelps, confirmatory of the press re
ports, that the English government is not
altogether satisfied with the course pur
sued by the Dominion authorities in re
eard to the seizure of the American fishery
vessels, and the department is informed
that there is every prospect of a satisfac
tory adjustment of the pending complica
Centennial Anniversary.
Washington, June 14.—A resolution
j was offered in the House to-day by Repre
! sectative Hewitt, to provide for the cele
; bration of the Centennial anniversary of
the organization of the Constitutional Gov
ernment of the United States and the first
meeting of Congress and of the inaugura
I tion of George Washington as President of
j the United States, in the city of New
I York, which will occur the 30th of April,
j 1889. Calls for a joint special committee,
consisting of three Senators, to lie named
by the presiding officer of the Senate, and
five Representatives, to be named by the
Speaker of the House, whose duty it shall
be to consider in what manner the anni
versary shall be celebrated.
Acting Second Comptroller's Decision.
Washington, Jane 10.—Acting Second
Comptroller McMahon has rendered
a decision to the effect that every
volunteer soldier who was mus
tered out and discharged with a
regiment or other organization, the mem
bers ol which were kept together by disci
pline and did not receive their discharge
until they were paid off, should be regard- >
ed as continuing in service until the day
of payment and are accordingly entitled to
credit for that period in computing their i
right to bounty.
Yaclit Race.
Fort Hamilton, Jane 15.—The Puritan
passed here ahead of the other big sloop at
11:05, Priscilla 11:09, Atlantic 11:32. The
Puritan had gained iu the lead from the
start. The Atlantic and Priscilla re
mained in about their relative positions.
The Thetis was gaining on Gracie.
Sandy Hook, June 15.—At 12:36 the
Thetis rounded the stake boat at buoy No.
8 first. She was closely followed by the
Puritan, who turned 20 seconds later. The
Puritan passed the Thetis near the Hook
and passed buoy No. 5 at 12:41. Thetis
12:41.30, Atlantic 12:42; Priscilla 12:48.
The Puritan rounded Scotland Light
Ship at 1:08 and stood for Sandy Hook
Light Ship. The Atlantic turned Scotland
Light Ship at 1:16, Priscilla 1:18, Grayling
1:18.30, and the Mantauk 1:21.
After an exciting chase the Priscilla
reached the finish five minutes in advance
of the Puritan and has won the race.
Broadsword Contest.
Denver, June 13. —About 4,000 people
attended the broadswoard contest at the
base ball park this afternoon between Dun
can Ross, of the Royal Scotch Greys of the
British army, and Sergeant Walsh, of the
United States army. The contest was won
by Ross in the seventeenth attack, when
the score stood 11 to 6 in favor ot Walsh.
At this juncture Ross struck Walsh a
terrific blow over the head, knocking him
senseless from his horse, so disabling him
that he could not mount again when time
was called, and the match was given to
Site for a Navy Yard.
Washington, June 14.—Senator Mitch
ell, of Oregon, to-day introduced a joint
resolution directing the Secretary of th
Navy to appoint a commission of three
competent officers to examine the coast
north of the 42d parallel of north latitude
iu Oregon and Washington Territory and
Alaska and select a suitable site for a navy
Washington, June 10.—Gilbert 1'. Hall
bas been nominated for postmaster at
Petaluma. Cal.
The Senate in secret session has rejected
the nomination of Posey S. Wilson to be
assaver of the mini at Denver. Col.
Factory Giris Fatally Injured.
Chicago, June 14.—The mattress fac
tory of 24th and Butler streets was de
stroyed by fire this afternoon. Three
female employes in one room had to jump
from a window to escape from the fiâmes.
Two were fatally injured. The girls who
were shut off from the stairway numbered
19. They rushed to the windows, and be
fore ladders were obtained, five jumped or
were pushed to the pavement j>elow. In
___addition to the two mentioned iu the tirst
dispatch, Mrs. Chilson and Jennie O 'larra,
only one other name is known. Kittie
Hilderbrondt. She had both arms and
one leg broken, and was hurt internally,
All ot the five girls are dangerously and
probably fatally injured. No evidence is
yet discovered of aDy bodies in the ruins.

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