Animated Discussion in the House of
LONDON, February 10. —In the House of
Commons this evening, Ballour, Chief
Secretary for Ireland, continuing the de
bate on the address reply to the Queen's
speech, commented on the changed tone of
Gladstone, as manifested in his speech ot
last evening. Where, he asked, was the im
passioned orator who used all the resources
rhetoric to inflame the public mind against
the law and against policemen ?
Mr. Gladstone interrupted the speaker,
saying : There was not an atom ol foun
dation for such assertions.
Balfoui, continuing, recalled the incit
ing language in Gladstones Nottingham
speech and said he did not complain, but
rather congratulated Gladstone on his
change of tone and grave reflections which
had been cast upon the resident magistrate
in Ireland. It was true they were de
pendant for appointment upon the execu
tive government, but out ol a total ot 1 3
magistrates Earl Spencer appointed or ap
proved 60 when he revised the list- The
number of persons tried under the crimes
act were 659, of whom 229 were acquitted.
In 1886 the number of agrarian offenses
reached 2,196, while in 1887 the total was
only 18.'57. The total number of cases of
ordinary crime reached 1963 in 1886 and
in 1887 was 1663. The number of agrarian
offenses for the six months ending January
1887, was 453 and for the same period
ending January, 1888, was 364—a decrease
of 30 per cent. Statistics of the boycotting
crimes act show the number of persons
being boycotted at the end of July, 1887,
were 807, whereas now it was only 208.
The government's efforts to protect persons
from boycottera had been notably success
ful in the counties of Clare and Kerry,
where the League had been suppressed.
People now traveling in Ireland declare
the condition of the country has greatly
improved and the judges confirm this
opinion. The government was engaged in
an old struggle, but never before had any
government arrayed against it forces recog
nized by the opposition. He claimed that
the figures adduced justified coercion, and
proved that the government's policy was
successful. [Cheers. 1
John Morley said the house would in
fer from Balfour's speech what the temper
was in which he administered coercion.
Regarding Irish criminal statistics, he said
the period showing a decrease of crime in
cluded the six months calm during which
eviction notices could not be executed.
The diminution of boycotting was due, not
to coercion, but to an entirely changed
state of feeling and a deeper sense of re
sponsibility toward the liberal members,
who were co-workers with the Irish to
obtain justice for Ireland. [Cries of "Hear,
hear'"] The Irish party was now assured
that it would ultimately realize its aspira
tions. If it should ever be deprived of
that hope, the effects of coercion in aggra
vating social disorders would become pain
fully apparent. Harrington (Nationalist)
called Balfour's speech a "choice example of
The Speaker called upon Harrington to
withdraw the expression.
Harrington acquesced, but said he did so
only under command.
Harrington, continuing, said : "Every
body conversant with the affairs of Ireland
knows that the magistrates administered
the crimes act and did all they could to
irritate the people. Balfour's regime op
pressed the people and tried to oppress
those vindicating the people's rights, but
the principles of liberality would be fought
for until they triumphed.
Parnell moved an adjournment of the
debate. Agreed to.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Cowardly Shooting of a Wealthy
Galt, Ont., February 8.— A terrible
murder and suicide occurred here to-day,
the victims being Henry Main, a private
banker, and a man named John Currie.
They had had some business transactions,
out of which arose a dispute. This morn
ing Currie purchased a revolver, saying he
was going to Detroit. He then went around
town and bid his friends good bye, and
afterwards to Main's office, where, without
a word he shot Main, who was sitting at a
desk with his back to the door. When
found a few minutes later, he was lying
on his face in a pool of blood, dead. Currie
then walked across the road to a shed in
the rear of the Galt House and put a bullet
through his head.
Pleading for a Pardon.
Springfield, 111., February 10.—The
wife of Joseph C. Mackin, the famous elec
tion fine worker, who is serving a sentence
in the Joliet penitentiary on a technical
charge of perjury, made a formal applica
tion to-day to Governor Oglesby for the
pardon of her husband. Mrs. Mackin's
interview with the Governor lasted nearly
two hours She left with him a large num
ber of petitions and letters signed by a
large number of the most prominent,
wealthy and reputable citizens of Chicago,
urging their belief that in Mackin s case
the ends of justice had now been fully
served. A letter from Mackin himself was
also submitted, in which he promises, if
pardoned, to so comport himself as to win
the approbation of all good citizens. Mrs.
Mackin expects to carry with her to-mor
row to her husband a pardon from the
Convicted of Murder.
Boston, February 11.—The jury in the
case of Mrs. Sarah J. Robinson rendered a
verdict of guilty of murder in the first de
degree. In this trial she was charged with
the murder of Prince Arthur Freeman, her
nephew. Mrs. Robinson had previously
been tried on the charge of killing her son
and daughter, but the jury disagreed. The
incentive to all the crimes with which she
is charged was alleged to lie the securing
of the life insurance of her victims.
The counsel for Mrs Robinson announced
that he would take exception to the ver
dict and was granted until February 25th
to file exceptions.
Chicago, Febrnary 13.—Ralph Lee, who
shot and dangerously wounded his step
father, Banker Rawson, some months ago,
was to-day sentenced to eighteen months
in the county jail. This is the extreme
limit of the law for his offense, he being a
minor. The trial of his mother on the
charge of instigating him to commit the
deed will come up next week.
Olney, 111., February 12.— Jas. Leavers,
who was married last Sunday to Lena
Osterman, was killed last night by a charge
of buckshot fired through a window. His
brother-in-law received part of the load.
There is no clue to the murderer.
Lost at Sea.
San Francisco, February 10.— Many
underwriters in this city have given up
the British bark Glenavon as lost She
sailed from Astoria, Oregon, August 27 th,
for Liverpool and was spoken October 28th
off Falkland Island by the ship Scottish
Wizard. Three days later the Wizard
barely escaped being wrecked in a terrible
storm and the bark is supposed to have
COAL MINING STRIKE.
Efforts Making to Settle the Trouble.
Philadelphia, February 10.—Corres
pondence between the General Executive
Board of the Knights of Labor has been
made public. Assistant Secretary Hayes,
of the Board, wrote President Corbin twice
to meet the committee of the Board for a
settlement of the difficulties between the
Philadelphia & Reading Co., and the Phil
adelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Co. and
their employes. President Corbin replied :
"I know of no trouble existing between
the Philadelphia & Reading Co. and its
employes, and consequently there is noth
ing that can be made a subject of investi
gation and discussion." He adds that he
has turned the board's request over to Presi
dent Keim, of the Reading Coal & and
Iron Co., with the request of an answer on
behalf of that corporation. Keim says :
"I assume that you are familiar with the
contract made between this company and
its mine» last summer. In violation of its
terms nearly all of the employes of the
company left its service on the firat day of
January last, and a large number have not
returned. We are willing to discuss the
question of wages with person representing
the men actually in the service of the com
THE READING STRIKE.
•The Coal Company Said to be Re
sponsible tor the Strike.
Washington, Febuary 10.—The special
committee to investigate the Pennsyl
vania labor trouble listened to an informal
statement from Representative Brumm,
whose district is in the Reading regions.
He thought the whole lockout was fostered
by the Reading Co. He declared that the
blame for refusing to arbitrate rested on
the railroad officials. After the firet inter
view with Superintendent Sweiger, said
Brumm, the iepresentatives of the men
had attempted, they said, to send tele
grams declaring the strike off and order
ing the men back to work, but the West
ern Union telegraph, which to a consider
able extent was controlled by the Reading
Co., has refused some messages and delayed
othera, and when in consequence many of
the men at distant points did not return to
work the company had the next day
laughed in the strikers' faces. The hear
ing will be continued to-morrow.
Washington, February 10.—Lone
Chew, a Chinese merchant residing in Port
land, Oregon, recently inquired of the
Treasury Department whether the require
ments of section 6 of the Chinese restric
tion act might not be waived in the case
of his nephew, a young Chinaman now at
Hong Kong whom he intended to bring
over and interest in his business. He was
informed that inasmuch as by the express
terms of the statute the certificate therein
specified shall be the sole evidence per
missable to establish on the part of any
Chinese person not a laborer the right of
entry into the United States, the inquiry
admits of no other than a negative answer.
Vienna, February 10. —The Neu Free
Press publishes the text of the triple al
liance treaties. The terms of the compact
are as follows : In the event ot an attack
by France against Italy or by Russia
against Prussia, the cabinets at Rome and
Vienna will maintain a friendly neutrality.
Austria will support Italy's interests in the
Mediterranean and promote no enterprise
in the Baikal's without a previous agree
ment with Italy. The Italian-German
treaty imposes mutual support against
France in case of an attack. An additional
convention provide« that if Austria or Ger
many is attacked by France or Russia,
Italy will be obliged to aid the country at
tacked with all her forces.
Burned to Death.
Wilkes harre, February 13.—Sunday
night, during a drunken spree at Silver
Brook, six Hungarians were roasted to
death. They had been at a Polish church
dedication and returned home drunk. A
fight occurred and a lamp was overturned
and exploded. The names of those roasted
alive were, John Elias, John Seddo, John
Hobinko, W. Michael Jenkovitich, Mary
Mauleck and Paul Siskowitz. John Mau
leck and wife and Peter Menksi were
burned so badly that they will die, and
their baby, thrown out of a window, will
die. Six othe» were terribly burned.
Seven Persons Drowned.
New Orleans, February 13.— A party
of eight pe»ons (all colored) consisting of
Horace Carter and his eldest daughter,
Eliza, and younger daughter Hannah,
Pierre and Frisco Allen, Priscilla Smith,
Cecilia Lewis and a boy named Ike Canter,
crossed the river from the La Reusite plan
tation to Dymon's Fairview place, Satur
day afternoon, in a skill'. The boat was
old. The swells of a passing steamer
caused the skiff to go to pieces and seyen
of the occupants were drowned. Ike
Canter, the boy, saved himself by clinging
to pieces of the boat.
Chicago, February 8.—Samuel DeBow,
general manager of the California fast
freight line with headquarte» at Chicago,
died here suddenly last night from an at
tack of rheumatism of the heart. De
ceased was widely known in railway cir
cles and was highly esteemed.
Omaha, February 8 —Mrs. C. Rothacker,
daughter of the late S. P. Rounds, ex
public printer, died in this city shortly
after 9 o'clock this morning of brain fever.
Washington, February 8.— David T.
Bunker, U. S. consul at Demerara, died
there of yellow fever.
Louisville, February 12. —Wm. Kelly,
the inventor of the pneumatic steel pro
cess known as Bessemer, died here last
night, aged 78 years. Bessemer applied
for letters patent on the process here and
in Great Britain at the same time, but
Kelly was granted the patent on the
ground of priority. He was a native of
Washington, February 21. — Judge
Alexander McCue, of Brooklyn, who at
present bolds the office of Solicitor of the
Treasury, has been offered and has ac
cepted the position of Assistant Treasurer
at New York, vice Canda, resigned. McCue
did not seek the office and accepted it only
upon the solicitation of the President.
Counterfeit Silver Certificates.
Washington, February 12. —The secret
service division of the Treasury depart
ment has discovered that a new counter
feit of a five dollar silver ceitificate has
been put in circulation. The bill is about
three-sixteenths of an inch too short.
There are no distinctive lines in the paper.
The general appearance is good and is
liable to deceive.
Washington Deluged With Snow.]f
Washington, February 13. —The roof
of the ordnance bnilding at the Washing
ton navy yards fell in this morning, being
unable to support the heavy weight of
snow upon it The damage is estimated
Cash in the Banks.
New York, February 11. —The bank
statement shows a reserve decrease of
$2,451,000. The banks now hold $20,143,
000 in excess of the legal rule.
A Bill to Open 11,000,000 Acres to
Washington, February 14.—The House
committee on Indian affaire decided to-day
to report a bill in lieu of others on subjects
providing for the division of the great Sioux
reservations, and the relinquishment of
Indian title to the remainder. The prac
tical effect of the measure, if it becomes a
law, will be to open to settlement over
11,000,000 acres of the 22,000,000 acres
comprising the great Sioux reservation in
Dakota. There are two general reser
vations created by the bill, one in the
north and the other in the south of the
present reservation. The Crow creek and
Winnnebago reservation remains as it is,
excepting two new townships, which are
excluded. There is also a small reser
vation created opposite Fort Thompson, on
the lower Missouri river, which is set apart
for occupancy by the lower Brule Indians,
if they care to take it. The principal por
tion of the present reservation which is
thrown open to settlement lies between
White river and Cheyenne.
An Order Suspending Entries at Pres
Washington, February 14.—Acting
Land Commissioner Stockslager has issued
an order suspending all agricultural en
tries and railroad selections in township
8, north range 3 west, Helena, Montana,
land district, pending investigation of their
alleged mineral character. Stockslager
said to-day that it is his purpose, upon con
currence of the Secretary of the Interior,
to send mineral experts into this section
as well as into Wyoming and certain lo
calities in Arkansas to determine the char
acter of the land with respect to minerals.
Alien Land Law.
Washington, February 14.—In lieu of
various propositions which have been intro
duced during this session to modify the
alien land law, Senator Stewart, from the
committee on mines and mining, to-day re
ported the bill to amend the law by pro
viding that it shall not in any manner
affect the title to mineral lands or mining
claims in the Territories, which may be
acquired or held under the mineral laws of
the United States, nor to mills or other re
duction works or property used in the pro
duction of metals from mineral lands in
Senator Stewart to day reported favora
bly from the committee on mines and min
ing the bill introduced by him to amend
the mining laws, the provisions of which
have already been published.
Action Suspended in the Matter of
^Timber Seizures. ~ ~
Washington, February 14.—The acting
commissioner has instructed the govern
ment agent at Bozeman, Montana, to sus
pend action in the matter of the seizure
recently made of timber and cross ties cut
from the right of way of the Rocky Fork
& Cooke City railway in Montana. It ap
pears that the notice of acceptance last
year of maps of the location of this road
through small sections of public land on
either side of the Crow reservation, whose
seizures were made through inadvertance,
did not reach the general land office until
to-day ; hence the seizures and order of
Washington, February 14.—The bill to
provide for the compulsory education of
Indian children was taken from the Senate
calendar and discussed at much length by
Dawes, Teller, Cockrell and Vest. Teller,
who introduced the bill, declared (in oppo
sition to the popular idea) that there was
no instance in history where Indian
aborigines were treated as liberally as the
American Indians had been treated. No
where else had their right to the soil been
recognized as here. Their lands had been
bought and paid for, but the American
people had not been wise in their dealings
with the Indians. If they had been there
would be no uncivilized Indians to-day.
The Indians would have been incorporated
in the body politic. "Without disposing of
the bill the Senate adjourned.
Gen. Grant and the Panama Canal.
New York, February 24.—Admiral
Ammen has consented to the publication
of a personal letter from Gen. Grant,
dated Galena, June 22, 1880, in which
Grant says : "In part to day, I received a
letter from Seligman enclosing a cable
gram from DeLe8seps, offering me the
presidency of the Panama canal, (New
York presidency,) with the same salary he
is to receive, namely, 125,000 francs per
annum. The letter also says that Selig
mans, with other banks that they can as
sociate with them, will have the business of
receiving American subscriptions for per
forming the work. I telegraphed back my
non-acceptance, and wrote giving my rea
sons. I gave the work that had been done
in the way of surveys; what had been
proved by these surveys, etc ; aDd that
while I would like to have my name as
sociated with the successful completion of
a ship canal between the two oceans, I
was not willing to connect it with a failure
when I believe the subscribe» won Id lose
all they put in."
Important Railroad Projects.
New York, February 14.—The most
important report of the day on Wali street
comes from Philadelphia. It ia a statement
that the Rock Island railroad proposes to
extend its lines by 1,200 miles, running
extensions to Denver and the Gulf of Mex
ico, for which work $30,000,000 of new
bonds will be issued. The Rock Island,
by its proposed Denver extension, will en
ter into direct competition with the Bur
lington & Quincy, and a new railroad, in
volving all the great companies in the
West, may result.
A Row in the Anti-Poverty Society.
New York, February 14.—The Anti
Poverty society has stuck on a rock. At
a meeting of the executive committee
last night Dr. McGlynn a9 president of the
society announced that he had appoined
ten new member of the committee. This
was charged as an attempt to pack the
committe in bis favor in order to stave off
the possible censure of himself for his re
cent criticism of Henry George. A row
ensued and the factions separated. Each
then reorganized and read the other fac
tion out of the society.
Jenny Lind's Will.
London, February 10.—Jenny Lind be
queaths to her grandson the cabinet of
books presented to her by the New York
fire companies. The Freehold estate, pur
chased out of the $100,000 which an Amer
ican settled upon her upon her marriage,
is bequeathed to her husband. There are
various legacies to universities.
Large Charitable Bequests.
Chicago, February 14.—Martin Ryer
son, son of the millionaire lumberman,
Martin Ryereon, who died recently, yester
day gave in trust property woTth $250,000
to eight charitable institution—four Cath
olic and four Protestant.
London, Ont, February 13.— Vicar Gen
eral Bruyere died last night.
Organization of a .Manufacturers' As
New York, February 14. —About 200
woolen and wonted manufacturers and
commission merchants from various sec
tions of the country met this morning for
the purpos of perfecting the organization
started in Philadelphia December 21st.
The committee reported a scheme for the
organization, to be known as the "Woolen
Goods Association." The secretary is to
be the active officer and have charge of the
headquarters, which are to be in this city.
The report of the committee on terms and
discounts was adopted. In substance the
committee reported that it would be ex
ceedingly difficult to. formulate a uniform
system of terms and discounts that would
meet the necessities of all the various de
scriptions of woolen fabrics. Numerous
recommendations were made. The cases
of undervaluation of imported wooler.
goods have attracted the attention of the
members of the association. For the pur
pose of looking after such under valuation
the Secretary of the Treasury, it is said,
has ..greed to appoint au agent of the gov
ernment, the manufacturers to pay hiB
THE DEATH PENALTY.
New Jersey's Plan for the Execution
Trenton. N. J., February 14. —In the
Senate to-day a bill was introduced pro
viding that the death penalty shall here
after be inflicted by electricity. The act
provides that in sentencing a criminal the
judge shall name the week during which
the execution shall take place and within
the week so designated the sheriff of the
county shall elect a day not previously to
be made known to any one except persons
allowed to be present at;the executions.
These shall be the sentencing judge, the
prosecuting attorney, two physicians,
twelve reputable citizens, two clergymen,
if requested, and seven assistant sherifls.
The corpse subsequently must be buried
with enough quick lime to consume it or
be given up for dissecting purposes. The
newspapere are prohibited from reporting
the execution further than a bare mention
of the event.
Several Persons Killed and Injured by
a Falling Derrick.
New York, February 14. —A frightful
accident occurred in Brooklyn this morn
ing, which caused the death of three per
sons and the injury of a dozen othere.
Along Broadway a section of the Union
Elevated road is now in the course of con
struction. A huge steam derrick, which
was used in bnilding it, was pulled along
the girdere as each section was completed.
This morning the derrick was started, and
it had not been pulled but a short distance
when the girdere began to spread outward.
Just at that moment a street car was ap
proaching the section, but the driver did
not notice what was going on overhead.
The derrick pressed through the girdera
and fell to the ground, striking the horse
car and cutting it in two. The fire depart
ment was called out and an ambulance
sent for, but owing to the escaping steam
and heat of the boiler, it was some time
before anything could be done. Finally
the debris was cleared away and the dead
and wounded released. The killed were
Frederick Thompson, the street car driver ;
Charles Kerchner and Patrick Clark. Two
of the injured will probably die. The othere
are resting comfortably.
Cleveland Going to Florida.
Washington, February 14.—The Presi
dent expects to leave Washington next
Tuesday for a short visit to Florida. He
will be accompanied by Mra. Cleveland, the
Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Whitney,
Col. and Mrs. Lamont. The party will go
by a special train and no stops will be
made, unless an hour at Savannah for a
drive through the city. One day will be
spent at Jackonsville and one atSt. Augus
tine. The party will return to Washing
District ot Colnmbia Affairs.
Washington, February 14.—A special
committee have reported to the citizens
committeeoneof hundred plans to reorganize
the government of the District of Colum
bia by the appointment of one commis
sioner and fifteen councilmen by the Presi
dent. The commissioner is to have su
preme direction of citys' affaire, and the
councilmen are to sustain him in very
much the same relation to him that aider
men beare to a mayor in other cities.
A Test Case.
Boston, February 14. —A bill in equity
was filed to-day in the Supreme Court at
Salem by the trustees of Phillips academy
against the Attorney General of the com
monwealth, a visitor of the theological
institute in Phillips accademy and five
professors whose cases came under investi
gation by the board of visitors upon accu
sations of heresy. This is another step in
the celebrated heresy trial of Prof. Smythe
and others and is brought to determine the
rights in equity of all parties concerned.
Philadelphia, February 14.— From a
telegram received to-day from Master
workman W. T. Lewis, it is believed that
all engineers, firemen and pumpmen in
the Schuylkill mining region will be called
out on a strike Saturday. It is believed
the move has the sanction of the General
Executive Board, Knights of Labor.
Should the proposed strike take place it
would result in flooding all idle mines aDd
cause damage which a month's time could
London, February 14.—A dispatch to
the Standard from Vienna says : The
negotiations for a Russo-French alliance
are in a very forward condition. France
only hesitates as to when the treaty ought
to be signed and how to keep it secret
from Bismarck, who, it is expected, would
at once declare war on learning of the
Condition of the Prince.
San Remo, February 14.— Mackenzie, in
his report on the Crown Prince's case, will
quote Dr. Virchow's declaration that he
found no indications of malignant disease
in the matter examined by him. It is
rumored that there is a further difference
of opinion on the case among the doctors
in at tendance. Prof. Cpppard has been
summoned from Brussels.
New Police Chief.
Chicago, February 14.—Captain George
W. Hubbard was this evening appointed
Chief of Police to succeed Frederick K.
Ebersold, resigned. The new chief for
some time has been captain of the central
detail and has been connected with the
force for fifteen years.
Marquette, Mich., February 14.— The
latest returns indicate that Seymour (Rep.)
has bees elected to Congress over Breen by
about 2,000 majority.
Washington, February 14.— B. F.
Wade, marshal of northern Ohio; Alex
McCge, assistant treasurer of New York;
Chicago, February 8.—Cattle—Receipts,
9.000 ; weaker ; extra, 5 2505.65 ; steers,
3.00(«,5.00; stocke» and feeders, [email protected]
3 50 ; grass Texas cattle, 2.3504.00.
Sheep—Receipts, 4,000 ; firm; natives, 3.00
@525; western, 4.9005.15; Texans, 3.00
Chicago, February 9.—Cattle receipts
12,000; dull and lower; fancy 5.1005.50;
steers 3.000 4.90 ; stockera and feeders 2.20
@ 3.50 ; Texas cattle 304.
Sheep—Receipts 5,000 ; steady : natives
[email protected] 25 ; western [email protected] ; Texans [email protected]
Chicago. Febru ary 10.—Cattle—Recei pts
7.000 ; steady ; choice [email protected] ; steera [email protected]
4.90 ; Stockers and feeders 2.4003.50 ;
Texas cattle [email protected]
Sheep—Receipts 6,000; steady; natives
3.1005.15; western 4 9505.15; Texans
Chicago, February 13. — Cattle—Re
ceipts 2,000 ; steady ; shipping steera [email protected] ;
stocke» and feeders 2 2503 50; Texas
Sheep—Receipts 4,000 ; steady; natives
3 5005.15 ; westerns 4 6005.12] ; Texans
Chicago, February 14.— Cattle— Receipts
5.000 ; strong ; fancy [email protected] ; steera
304 90 ; stockera and feeders 2.2503.50 ;
Texas cattle 2.4004.
Sheep—Receipts 4.000 ; steady. Natives
305 30; western 4.7505.15 Texans 3 250
Boston, February 10.—Wool steady ;
Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces 30031; XX
314032; XX and above 32032]; No. 1 35
@36; Michigan extra 28029; No. 1 comb
ing 37; Ohio fine delaine 34035; Michigan
do [email protected]; unwashed combing 25030;
territory wools (scoured) medium 48050;
fine medium 52053; fine 54055; Texas
wools 140)20; other grades unchanged.
Philadelphia, February 10. — Wool
steady; Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Vir
ginia XX and above 31032; X 30; medium
[email protected]; coarse 36; New York, Michigan,
Indiana and western fine or X and XX 28;
medium 36; coarse 35036; fine washed de
laine, X and XX 34037; medium washed
combing and delaine, X and XX 34035;
medium washed combing and delaines 35
@39; Canada washed combing [email protected]; tub
washed 37043; medium unwashed comb
ing and delaine 27029; coarse 27028;
Eastern Oregon [email protected]; Oregon valley 21
@27; New Mexican and Colorado fine 13
New York, February 10.—Wool steady
and quiet; domestic fleece 22037; pulled
15033; Texas 13022,
Philadelphia, February 15.—Wool,
steady and unchanged.
Boston, February 14 —Wool, steady :
Ohio and Pennsylvania extra fleece 30 ;
XX 31032; No. 1 35036; Michigan ex
tra 29 ; Other grades unchanged
New York, February 14.—Wool, quiet
and steady: Domestic fleece [email protected];
pulled [email protected] ; Texas 13022.
Reduction iu Freight Rates.
St Louis, Febrnary 12. —The Missouri
Pacific and ail other roads running west
from here announce a cut, to go into effect
to-morrow, of from two to two aDd a half
cents on all uoper, and from one to two and
a halt cents on all lower classes of freight
to Missouri river points.
Chicago, February 13. —The cuts made
to-day by the warring western roads were
unimportant, but the Burlington announces
that to-morrow, in connection with the
Burlington & Missouri River road, they
will reduce grain rates from all Nebraska
stations on the Missouri river eight cents
per hundred pounds. This is a heavy
blow to the Iowa and Chicago trunk lines,
as they have about 12,000,000 bushels of
grain cribbed and stored in Western Iowa,
which will be hurried to the market at re
Chicago, February 14. —The Burlington
to-day carried ont its threat and put in
reduced grain rates from Nebraska points
and Missouri river to Chicago. It is under
stood that the St. Paul, Rock Island and
Noithwestern will combine to keep up the
old rates on corn and ignore the cuts.
Rates on horses and mules in car loads
were reduced by all lines from Kansas
City to Chicago and from Council Bluffs
and Omaha, to $30.
Ticket Commission Abolished.
New York, February 10.—The Canadian
Pacific to-day signed a joint circular refer
ring to the abolishment of the payment of
a commission to agents selling tickets in
trunk territory. Tickets of the read will
be placed in all trunk line offices to-mor
New Telegraph Invention.
New York, February 13.—Thomas Edi
son as inventor and the Western Union
Telegraph Co. as owner have received let
ters patent on a new harmonic telegraph
method of transmission by means of which
two hor more messages may be sent in the
same or different directions on the same
Proposed Legislative Reform.
Louisville, Ky., February 10.—The
legislative committee which has been in
vestigating the condition of the famous
Rowan county returned to Frankfort this
morning. A very deplerable state of
affairs was found to exist, and it is prob
able that the connty will either be abol
ished or transferred to other judicial dis-,
Cincinnati, February 10.—E. N. Roth,
of the St. Nicholas Hotel, one of the di
rectors and stockholders of the Metropoli
tan Bank, will lose, it is estimated, from
$30,000 to $40,000 by the suspension of the
bank. President Means, a brother of John
Means, will give what assistance he can to
Champion Sculling Match.
Trabue, Fla, February 11.—A single
sculling race took place to-day for a purse
of $1,000 and the championship of America.
The rowers were John Teemer, of
Pittsburg ; Albert Hamm, of Boston, and
John McKay, of Halifax. Teemer won in
20.04, McKay 20 08, Hamm 20.10.
London, February 10.—Mr. Bright has
written to the editor of the Milan Secolo
an answer to the latter's letter in favor of
international arbitration. Mr. Bright says
he observes with surprise and sorrow taat
Italy is treading in the steps of other pow
ers in establishing enormous armaments.
Urgent Military Move.
London, February 11.—The British war
office has issued an urgent order for the
expedition of the details of a new and im
portant mobilizing scheme. It also has
ordered the military centers to supplj the
details of facilities for summoning reserves
and increasing battalions from depots with
in 48 hours.
England's Otter to the Czar.
London, February 14.—A dispatch from
Paris to the Time3 says : Authentic infor
mation has been received from St. Peters
burg that Lord Randolph Churchill, on his
recent visit, submitted to the Czar a pro
posal relative to England's policy as re
gard's Russia's proposition in a way that
Russia should be left liberty of action
in Europe on condition that she shall not
further encroach upon Afghan territory.
It is stated that the Czar favors this policy,
and if it should be adopted, would even
not object to Afghanistan becoming an in
tegral part of India.
A. G. CÎ.ABKE. THOMAS CONRAI*. J. C. CURTIN.
CUKE, CONRAD & CURTIN,
Importers of and Jobbers and Retail Dealers in
Heavy Shelf and Building
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE
Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn
COOKING AND HEATING STOVES,
f. G. Fislier's Cincinnati ffromM Iron Ranges fe r Hotels anl family ßse.
Iron, Steel, Horse and Mule Shoes, Nails, Mill Supplies, Hoes, Belt
» lug, Force and Lift Pumps, Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods,
U entennial Refrigerators, lee Chests, Ice Cream Freezers,
Water Coolers Etc., Etc.
Visitors to the City are respcetfnlly Invited to eall and Examine onr Goods
and prices before purchasing.
ALL ORDRES RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION AND SHIPMENT.]
CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN,
32 and 34'Main Street, - - ■ - - Helena, MAT.
T. P. FULLER.
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S. C. Ashby & Co.
WAGONS, C ARRIAGES, BU GGIES, ETC.
We respectfully call your attention to the following list of
Mitchell Farm and KpringjWagon«: Sfndehaber Bros.* FineCarriages, Bug
gies and Bnckboardit; Frazier Road Carts: Deerlng Finders and Mowers*
Pennsylvania Lawn Mowers : J. K. Thomas cr bon»', bulky Hay Itakes: Fürst
A Bradley Snlfccy and Gang Plows Cultivators and Harrows: Standard Disk
Harrows; Planet, jr. Garden Drills, Cultivators and Horse Hoes : Grass Need
Sowers; Victor Feed Mills ; Horse rowers and Grinding Mills; Hand-Bakes,
Forks, Shovels, Spades. Mattocks and Hoes: Porcelain Lined Pumps and Tub
ing; Chicago Tongue Ncrapers ; Colombia M heel and Drug Scrapers ; Railroad
Grading Plows : Barb Wire: Bailing Hire: Binding Twine: Heavy and Light
Team Harness; Single ahd Double Buggy Harness; Dorse Blankets, "Whips
Lap Robes: Tents and Awnings |: Buggy, < arriage anil U agon Covers: Etc.. Etc.
Togther with a full line of Extra« and Repairs lor Wagons, Carriages. Bng.
gies, Binders and all Machiney.7 Orders by Mail receive prompt attention.
North Main Street, Helena, Montana.
New Arrival of
HOUSE F URNISHIN G GOODS.
We carry the largest line of the above stock in Mon
tana. Orders receive prompt attention.
Spencer & Nye.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
HARNESS AND 'SADDLES.
Send for' Illustrated? Catalogue.'
FARM ANNUAL F0R1888
Will be sent FREE to all who writ« for iW It is*
Handsome Book of 128 pp„ with handreds of illus
trations, Colored Flutes, and tells -di about the
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scribes Kare Novelties in VEGETABLES and FLOWERS,
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CARPETS, WALL PAPER,and HOU8E FURN
Will Sava Money by awaiting the arrival of
A. P. CUltTIW'S
Nothing like it ever before shipped to this market.
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