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Their Struggle With the Powerful
Solh Sides C'lnlm a Victory, But Thnt
of the Western Union Is Ilnther
NIIiii Ho Olio Known JIo'iv I.oiitf It
Will J,ntt.
New York, July 19. At precisely 12
o'clock, Washington reckoning, sovcral
hundred operators in tho Western Union
Telegraph room lnid down thoir utonsils
and started for tho halls. Superintendent
Humcstono, who wnB present, said tho number
to leave was about what hud bcon
from reports mado to the company.
In the operaliug room were stationed
soveral policemen, and these, together with
tho officials who wcro present, asked tho
strikers to movo out as rapidly as possible
and to lcavo tho building. (Tperators
who remained at their keys did very little
, work at first, and were iutorofltcd spectators.
Long lines of operators wcro soon filing
down stairs. On their faces were depicted
various emotions. A majority were hilarious,
but thcro wcro not wanting those
whoso features boro traces of uncertainty
and tear for tho future.
There was no disturbance on the Am. Press
Association wires which tap Washington,
Baltimore & Philadelphia with thoir tributary
territory, those wires being manned
by Press Association telegraphers, who
have mado no domand and havo no grievance.
Tho general sentiment of the operators
and officials was that the news of tho country
would be taken oaro of, operators having
only the kindest feeling for the press.
Cincinnati,1 July 19. The Western Union
had 98 operators in tho main offico at
Fourth and Vine, and forty in tho branch
offices throughout tho city, with about
liuomen, eto. The I). & Co.
had fifteen operators and mon
altogether, whilo tho Mutual Union only
cmployod soven, Tho Telegraphic Brotherhood
has 175 members, but embraces
others omployed in the offices besides
operators. Thero wore a few operators in
tho city who wero not members, and, taking
thoso and some, old operators, Mr.
Puigo hag scoured about with
whom ho will do tho best he can.
Tho present strike, being general, is
much larger and moro important than that I
of 1870. Fully So per cent of tlio 15,000
Western Union operators belong to tin
Brotherhood, a much larger proportion than
tho company supposed.
At the preconcerted signal all was in
readiness, and when the hands of the clock
reached 11:30 a. m fifty-six of tho Western
Union oporators stood up and left the
office, leiving twolvo men to nttend to tho
business of the day. "Tramp, trump,
tramp, tho boys are marching," sung out
oneot'tlio fifty-six, as tho cavalcade filed
down the stairs. Another of thu poets,
who shall bo nameless, as his lilb is not
assured, sang:
Tho key and tho sounder nro mute on tho shell
Where tlioy clicked lllci' repeater before,
And the operator now will lookout for himself, .
Leaving Jay Gould decidedly soro.
For his profits so thundering
On tick, tick, tick, tick ;
HH employe plundering
On tick, tick, tick, tick,
Havo stopped shuit, not to go ngnin
Till he pays the operators moro.
This was received with loud encores, and
the verse will be lepeuted ad libitum and
ad nausoum.
At tho Mutual Union tho whole seven
adjourned to discuss their prospects as
strikers, leaving no one to look after the
interests of tho office but the boy who
sweeps out and tho cat.
At the samo hour tho whole B. & O. force,
15 in number, arose, bowed three times to
the east, tolemly applied eaoh doxtor
thumb to each nasal proininenoo, And, witli
this grand hailing sign to the qouroo ol
watered stock and small salaries, went
forth into tho wide world to seek other lines
to conquor.
" We'll fight it on these line if it takea
all Bummer." Many operators.
Chicago, July 19. At' 12 o'clock, Wash,
ington timo, tho main body of the army of
operators in tho Western Union offioo in
this city wont out on the strike.
It is estimated that over 100 operators
went out. Thero was somo cheering as
they filed out but nothing boisterous.
Outside the building a great crowd had
gathered to, witness tho departure of the
operators, and tbore was somo cheering as
tho head of tho column of strikers roadi
its appoaranoo.
Thoro are about forty, all told, loft at
their instruments.
Boston, July 19. All the operators here
but two hav struok. The women oporators
also havo gone out, but four out of the
twenty-five boing loft.
Columbus, 0., July 10. Only ono man
has struok in the operating rooms hero thus
New York, July 20. At the mooting of
tho operators ycitorday afternoon addresses
wero made approving tho strike
and a resolution passed to abstain from
tho use of intoxicants during the continuance
of tho strike. 'John Campboll, of the
telegraphors exocutivo committco, received
a letter from tho Prosidont of tho Amalgamated
Iron and Stool Workors Association
of Pittsburg, wishing the
tolographors movoment every success.
Campbell sent a roply, saying tho
would do nothing to disgraoe tho
cause of labor, but that at the same time
they wero detorminod that their rights
should be rospeotod and thoir grievances
rodressed. Lillio Dovereux Blake sent a
lotto- of sympathy. District Assembly
H.. 8, f tho Knights of Labor, of Pittsburg,
telographod fraternal greeting.
The genoral. business of the West-
em Union Telegraph Company was
in such a satisfactory condition last
evening that General Eckert, tho
acting President, went home, as usual, to
Long Branch. One of the best oporators
In the rccont employ of the Western Union
nays " tho outlook is bad for tho boys.''
Tho faot, he says, that such a number of
first class operators remained at the keys,
and tho places of so many others wevo
omntly supplied, makes tho situation
near to him as if tho utrikors wero beaten
on the very first day. r .
Tho only criminal act thus' far reported
is that a lineman cut a wire at Asbury
Park. Dispatches East, North and South
show the condition of affairs similar to
that desoribod in tho proas dispatches from
tho West.
, Tho cablo lines are all fully manned, and
no troublo is anticipated. The cablo operators
at North Sidney, Nova Scotia, hold a
meeting after tho strike occurred, and decided
to remain at thoir posts, and business
has not been dolayed.
Mr. Somerville said business had fallen off
about 20 per cent, to-day and this evening,
which was merely the efToot of tho striko,
and this was principally stock business.
Vioo Prosidont May, of the American
RapidTelegrnph Company, said thoy had
very little delay in business, becauso they
had at once calledlnto activo scrvico tho
automatic instruments, and with these in
oporation ho anticipated no trouble.
Cincinnati, July 20. Brokers and
bankers folt the ofTects of tho interruption
of tel'ographio communications yesterday
more than any other class. Ono prominent
broker telegraphed to Now York at 11
o'olock a. m. to sell certain stocks, and before
ho could get an answer the striko came,
and ho was left in a state of uncertainty,
and was as uneasy as a fish out of water.
Messrs. Pitts H. Burt & Co., bankers, were
fortunate in having a bookkocpor who is
also an operator. Ho took temporary chargo
of the branch office at Third and Walnut
for tho transaction of their own
matter and was independent. The confusion
was the greatest at tho very hour when the
merchants were on 'change, from 12 to 1
o'clock. The operators wero all withdrawn
except one, and ho was unablo to do all tho
business. It was expected that no reports
would be received to-day, but the prospects
seemed bettor last night for a pretty full
corps of operators to-day on 'change Very
much of tho commercial business that has
been done by telegraph can be done by
mail, so that the inconvenience in that direction
will he but partial and tomporary.
Many business men wcro disposed to
tako a gloomy view of tho situation at first,
but by closing time in tho evening thoy
hnd in a measure received thoir confidence
and decided to wait for developments.
The railroad are not affected, thoir
operntors remaining on duty, hut doing no
commercial business. Tho Kentucky Central
sent ten men over to Cincinnati last
night, who reported for duty to Mr. Miller.
The outlook is in favor of the company at
present, but a day may chango tho wholo
aspect of things.
The report from the Indianapolis district,
embracing Indiana, Eastern Ohio and
Western Illinois, shows all points, except
three or four, with full forces. P. II.
Tubl3, superintendent of tho Chicago district,
reports eighty good operators at
work immediately after tho strike, and
business practically clear at 8 o'clock,with
constant accessions to tho ranks. Tho
Wheutstone system between Chicago and
Now York was worked to tho fullost capacity
over since tho strike, nnd is doing
work. Reports from tho Chicago
district embracing most of Illinois, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, lwa and Dakota show
nearly full forces at most points, and business
generally clear.
Boports are rocoived by the officials of
tho company hero from superintendent at
various points to tho following offect :
St. Souia We are working overy circuit;
operator, tho full day force, aro
on duty.
Cleveland Good working forces are on
duty at Cleveland, Detroit and Tolodo and
moro are coming in.
Minneapolis All circuits were manned
by 8 p. m.
Sau Francisco Our full regular forco is
operators. Sixteen havo
joined the strike. All vacancies will be
St. Joseph, Mo. A full force returned to
work.and claim it was through a misunderstanding.
Des Moines Only one striker.
Indianapolis, July 20. Two-thirds of
tho operators in the Wcstorn Union left
their dosks. There are now eighteen
first-class operators on duty, andV the
ranks aro filling up rapidly. At the
larger offices iu the Stato outside about
half the force left thoir dosks, Logansport,
Lafayette, and Richmond boing the exception,
at which points a full forco remained
on duty. The. telegraph officials express
an opinion that thoy can woathor the
storm and fill the strikers' places fully in a
short time.
New York, July 20. The men aro not
confident of success, and cxpoct to be out a
weok or ton days; but they will use every
means in tho shape of persuaion to frustrate
tho endoavors of tho companies to secure
hands. They baso thoir hopes to a groat
extont on tho numerous and serious errors
which must neoossarily onsue from tho employment
of grcon ands.lf
Ciiicaoo, July 20. Tho forco at work in
tho Wcstorn Union office has been increased
to thirty-two operators, and Manager
Lloyd said he would havo sovoral moro today.
In the Baltimoro & Ohio, Mutual
Union, and Amcrloan Rapid offices there
was no chango, and all, except the Baltimore
& Ohio, wero rofusing businoss.
St. Louis, July 20. Of forty-five who
abandoned their post, about one-half were
womon and girls. Thoso who do not join
tho strikers quietly romainad at their instruments,
"and in ten minutes the tlurry
was over and the office was again ready
for businoss. The force now in tho offico
numbori about fifty, and business is
moving with reasonable celerity to all tho
chief trade contors of tho oountry, excepting
Now Orleans, whioh has not yet been
heard from. Fully sixty-five operrtors ean
bo mustered here for work, and this office
may bo regarded as woll manned and able
to transact all businoss offered.
The Lone Woman of the Wilder
A Twenty Yenra'. Senreh for tlio Mlno
of tlio Dollar .linker In the Heart
of "The Calaboose."
Stan" Cor. of tho Am. Tre.s Annotation.
Campton, Ky., July 20. In my Inst I
gave you tho tradition of tho Swift silver
mine. I have hoard several versions of it,
one of them at least given by 'the oldest
inhabitant.' But that which I wrote was
furnished mo by a remarkable woman,
whom I met horc, Perkins by name. Sho
is fifty-four years of ago and claims to be
in possession of an original chart drawn
by Swift and left by him in tho possession
of her ancestors, on which aro given as
j nearly as ho enn approximate it. the lati
tude and longitude of his mine and tho physical
features of its locality. Her grand or
great grand paronts, I iorgot which, wero
familiar acquaintances of tho dollar maker,
who was domiciled with them after ho became
blind. Mrs. P. wns educated liberally
in Louisville, where she has a married
daughter. So firm was tho beliof in tho
existence of Swift's mine, in her family,
and so nearly did the chart alluded to
Becm to fix its locality that Mrs. P. and
her husband moved into Wolf county, with
tho view and in the expectation of finding
tho mine. Guided by tho chart, they
located in tho vory heart of that wild solitude,
which as I said, has bIdco been
named " tho Calaboose." They erected a
comfortablo log houeo, and entered upon
their search for the mine. Twenty two
years ago her husband died, and tho
daughter having married and settled in
Louisville, tho old lady was left alono to
prosccuto tho search. That has been tho
one object of her existence all these years.
She has climbed all over the olifiV and explored
perhaps every chnsm. With the
mail carrier for a guide, tho writer mot her
by appointment. At tho summit of a
broken ridgo wo tied our horses. A thousand
feet below us ran Swift's Creek. Wo
could not see it at tho base of tho freestone
cliffs. Descending by a sheep path,
sometimes under tho hot sun on the
shelving sides of the cliff, sometimes lost
in semi-darkness in tlio caverns, wo made
our tedious descent to the rendezvous. Two-thirds
of tho way down I looked up to the
right whero perpendicular sandstone cliffs
roso somo five hundred feet above our
level. Here wo wero joined by a ragged
young mountaineer, who appeared to be a
sort of body guard or servant of the old
lady. 1 stopped to tako a breathing spoil
and wipo tiio perspiration from my brow,
nnd a question was suggested.
"How," I inquired, "docs she manage to
climb about among theso rocks?"
"Do you seo that ledge?" aBked the
youth, while pointing to the precipice
mentioned, I saw a lino on the fuco of it
about 300 feet above, which might bo a
ledge. "Well, sir, I've seed her thar.
Thar aint nowhere she "n't go," said lie,
in admiring tones. Lw.iii still fat titer,
and about twenty foet abovo tho bed of
tho sti earn wo crossed tho gorge
on a fallen pine trco. Sitting on tho othet
side was tho old lady, amusing herself wit),
a solitary companion, a htigo turtle. I
found her well educated and intelligent,
(ieology was her fort undsho talked learnedly
of the formation of the Cumberland.
She had, as sho supposed right there fouud
L tho locality of Swift's mine, but through
financial embarrassment was without the
mcniiH of sinking a shaft. Sho pointed out
the exact spot, as she supposed, where
Swift had sunk his shaft and also of the
furnace where be had smelted his ore. The
former had been filled up and the accumulations
of noarly a century dopositod over
'it. Along in her log tenomont comfortably
furnished, with her library for a companion,
lives the lono woman of the wilderness.
1 1 Near the locality runs the old Indian
trail from the mouth of tho Big Sandy to
the Three Forks of tho Kentuoky. Along
this trail are Indian mountains
and signs innumerable. Directed by
a grildo the writer struck that ancient
highway of the aboriginies. The first evidence
of it occurs less than two miles from
Carapton, its diroction being west of south,
and running along the summits of successive
ridgos. Whore it loft tho spur of a
ridge, thore was a faoo of bare rock at an
inclination of about forty-five degrees.
Ftom the top to the bottom of this were
cut foot holds for tho ponies to descend and
climb it. Along tho summits tho path is
yot distinctly marked, sometimes by bare
rock which the eloment havo kept by the
hoofs of ponies and the moccasins of the
rod men. For miles on either side are
traocs of tho tribes that year after year,
went down into tho neutral torritory, the
great wilderness, tho dark and bloody
ground, to hunt or fight with the enemies
among the southorn tribes, Turkey feet
aro found carved on tho face of frcostono
cliffs, with deer heads, arrow heads and
sometimes tho orude head of a warrior.
What wero tho significance of thoso sevoral
11 Indiua signs " save that thoy were
both war and hunting signs, 1b
not known. Here and there upon
the summits are to bo found
the cairns of the warriors who have entered
upon their post mortem journoy to
tho happy hunting fields. Whenover
found they aro at once dlspoiled, so that it
is diffioult to find one intact. What, with
the pitro stroams well suppliod with fish,
the wild flowers and floworing shrubs innumerable,
the cool, pure atmosphere and
the grand scenery, it isa wondor that the
Cumberlands aro not more frequently visited
in summer by artists, sportsmen and
others. Shad.
Tallow mad Provision Export.
Washinotow July 20. Tho exports of
provisions, tallow and dairy products, for
tho six months ended June 13, 1883, wero
S62,51G,487, against $50,708,100 in the
samo lime in 1888. The exports of provisions
and tallow for the eight months ended
June 13, 1883, wcro $05,080,589, against
505,474,110 in tho samo poriod in 1872.
The exports of dairy products for tho two
months ended Juno IB, 1883, wero 2,990,-413,
againBt 82,290,384 in tho same in
But Another Lady Clalma tho Former,
ami Thua tho Itoiimtico Jy
Lono Branch, N. Y., July 20. Miss
Millie Coombs, af beautiful orphan of seventeen,
and an heiress with some $100,009 in
her own night, arrived hero from St. Louis
with her nunt on Monday of last week.'
Thoy took rooms temporarily at tho Morris
Miss Coombs, accompaniod by two ladies
add a malo cousin, wont into tho surf.
Whon about 200 fcot from her companion a
scream from the young lady told everybody
that sho was in danger. In tho meantime
tho kcoper launched and
rowed to tho girl. Suddenly, a dark
was seen to mount a wave and a cry
was heard, "Hero I Herol" Tho boat wns
directed towards tho spot and two persons
climbed into it. Thoy woro Miss ICoombs
and hor rosouor, William Whittlesoy, who
had been swimming somo distance out iu
tho sea.
The cousin of Miss Coombs approached
young Whittlesey, shook him heartily by
the hand and, placing a well-filled wallet
in Whittlesey's hand, said: "Here, tako
" Oh, no," replied the young man, " I
only done my duty," and all tho persuasions
could not tempt the young man to accept
the profiored wallet. Whittlesey is
twenty-one years of 'age and Isa clerk in a
railway office at Iowa City, i
To a reporter Miss Combs said : " I have
been dying all my lifo to bo tho victim of
some real good romance, and I guess I
havo got one that will last mo for somo
The ladies who heard tho story exclaimed
that it was a real shamo that Mr.
was engaged to bo married to an
young lady residing at Sioux City.
There is every likelihood that young
will start out on his voyage with
much hotter prospects than a railroad
clork's salary can give.
Suit ami Counter Suit Growing Out
or Speculations.
Philadelphia, July 20. Marion E. McDowell,
who, under tho namo of Mrs. Dow,
managed to sink 520,000 of money entrusted
to her for speculation by confiding
women, beforo her business was broken up
by quasi criminal proceedings entered
against her by some of her patrons, has
been made a defendant in thrco new actions,
the plaintiffs iu which aver that they
entrusted money to Mrs, McDowell at various
times to bo used for their benofit, but
thnt no return was mado to them.
Suit wub enterod by her somo time sinco
ngninst Narr & Gerlach, who woro her
brokora, to recover about S20.000 which
sho lost through them on the grounds that,
boing a married woman, hor contracts wero
not valid. This action will shortly como
ou for trial. Suit against her brokers hns,
it is said,'bocn indirectly tho mean's at this
late day of bringing about tho new suits
against herself, and will give rue to a
number of othor actions. If tho woman
broker should bo successful it is her intention,
it if declared, to divido all that sho
may recover from Narr & Gerlach among
tho trustful lambs from whom sbo received
it. Her counsel would take her
case on no othor consideration. Any recovery
that she may obtain against tho
brokors will be a legal subject of attachment
on the part of the plaintilfa or any
others who may obtain a verdict against
her. It is not expocted that she will mako
any defense to the presont suits.
A ChnrKO and Counter-Charge in Re.
gnrtl to the Disposition of 8100,
New York, July 20, O'Donovan Rossa
accuses Patriok Egan of complicity in the
misuse of funds sent to Ireland to aid the
no-rent movoment. Ho alleges that
000 of the money so sent was not used for
furtherance of the movement, but to the
contrary devoted 'it to the welfaro of outsiders
and to aid their roouporation for tho
work of fighting England. Ho further
charges that Egan, who was interested in
the transportation of the money, was fully
aware of the perversion of tho funds. Egan
indignantly denlos this statement, and
statos that all monoy sent was used for tho
purpose for whioh it was colleoted. In reply
Bosea reiterates his charges, aid in
addition challenges Egan to meet him in
the presence of Congressman John
and Dennis O'Connor, of Chicago, or
in tho presence of Patrick F6rd and Major
Horgan, of this city, both of them answering
all questions undor oath. To this Egan,
who is now in Denver, Col., has as yot not
Lottery Dividend.
Washington, July 20. Colonol Roberts
gives the following information as to the
profits of tho Louisiana Lottery Company:
The capit al stock of tho concorn is now
worth about five timos its par value, and its
dividends havo been enormous. Last year
it dlvidod 70 por cent, among its stockholders.
Its stook is all ia the hands of a
fw ptsaons. The largest owner is Mr.
Charles T. Howard, who has 6,000 shares,
their par value being $600,000. His dividend
last year was 5420,000. Mrj John A.
Morris is the noxt largest owner. He has
4,000 shares, and last year ho rccoived
Guerilla Warfare in the 'Ever-Faithful
Pronnnclamcnto By General Bonn
clien, Ciller or the
to bo I'.niployod In the Wnr
for Cuban Independence.
New York, July 19. General Ramon
Lcocadia Donaohca has just arrived in this
city from Key We3t to promote tho
among tho Cubans residing in tho
United States toward aiding their Republican
brethren in tho "Ever-Faithful Isle" to
throw off tho Cuban yoke. Ho is about fivo
feet eleven inches in height, black curly
hair; his oyes aro small and piorclng,
whilo his noso, peaked and long, betrays
the martial and commanding nnturo that
has placed him at the head of tho present
opposition of Cuba to Spain. Ho participated
during the years of the revolution in
over 100 battles. After tho peace at St.
John's on tho 28th of Soptombor,1878, General
Bouachea continued a guorilla war-faro
in Cuba for eighteen mouths.
"I am told," aaid n roportor to him, "that
tho object of your visit to New York is to
awaken a patriotic intorcst in tho bosom of
our resident Cubans, and to enlist their aid
in tho Impending strugglo against Spain?"
" Hero is a proclamation that I havo just
issued, which not only will answer your
question but reveal to you my sentiments
and what I desiro to accomplish. I have
just concluded mailing and forwarding by
means of officials of steamships 500 of
those proclamations to sympathizers and
those deeply interested in tho movement
pending in Cuba."
At the head of tho proclamation stands
tho of the Cuban Republic,
which is a shield bearing a sun rising over
tho sea, a key, a palm treo and othor emblems
; whilu abovo is a cap of liberty, and
at the tides a stand of colors of the republic."
"What do you think about tho news
from Cuba, informing us that Agucro Castro
Pcnoi, Habit and Montcaguoare pillaging
the provinoes of Pinar dol Rio,
and Santa Clara?" asked the reporter.
This announcement caused tho General's
eyes to snap with anger, and ho replied
that thoir operations could not be called
pillaging. "Thoy are nil ragularly attached
to the liborating army," said he.
" The Spanish have applied tho titlo of
bandits ' to them, but it is a false ono. I
havo instructed them to carry on a desultory
guerilla warfare and to destroy all the
property they can and to givo and tnke no
quarter. " Tho money secured is to bo
sololy to the purposes of war."
The reporter was further informed that a
mblic nicevlrig of Cubans will probably be
leld in this city at Masonic Hall some day
next weok. Tlio Revolutionary Committee,
at No. 827 Sixth avenuo. und tlio "Independence"
both Cuban clubs are iu existence
in this city, lie was told, and are
every day enrolling new mombors.
Tho most approved modern engines of
war of a dynamite nature aro being collected
and prepared for shipment by men
under my orders at Now Orleans. We expect,
und will doubtless receive assistanco
of a material nature from brcthicn in San
Domingo, Moxico, Jamaica, and Honduras.
Revolutionary parties aro constantly organizing
in Cuba, and their members correspond
by cipher. No, sir; wo nro not
afraid of treaohory overthrowing our do-signs
or defeating our object. Of courso a
number of Cubans adhoro to the cause of
Spain through interest; but the majority,
yes, the great majority, aro with us.
In Jamaica are Generals Juan D. Villo-gas,
Colonels Salvador Roaaro, Federico
Urbina and others, "only too 'cagor for the
" The present warefare, called 'brigandage
' by the Spaniards," explainod General
Donacbca, " has bcon going on about three
months. Recently a tight took place
Augero and the Spanish troops near
Colon. The patriots lost ten men and the
troops thirty in the engagement. Augero
also recently sacked a Spanish village in
tho jurisdiction of Colon. His men are instructed
to kill all the stook and cattlo they
ean in order to prevent as far as posslblo
the cultivation of tho estate. Tho principal
soat of thoir operation at presont is
within the jurisdiction of Colon."
'! Do you intend to partioipato in person
in this warfaro ?"
" Yes, sir; I shall claim that honor, and
will soon depart with a company of men,
with whom I will takefpart in tho vicissitudes
and glories of hattlo. Tho knowledge
that! our common country is groaning
boneath tho heol of tyranny, and that 0,000
of our countrymen aro wearing their lives
away in Spanish fortresses on tho mcagro
allowanco of twenty cents a day, whilo
their familios aro starving or in want in
Cuba, will bo sufficient either to urgo us on
to victory or annihilation."
Reduced Sale of Pasture Stamps.
Washington, July 20. The figures of
sales of postage stamps and stamped envelopes
at tho throughout tho
country for the quarter ending Juno 30,
1883, indicato a falling off in tho domand.
Although tho sales for the quartor wore
greater an for tho quarter ending March
30, the porcentago of increaso was smaller
than that for tho corresponding quarter of
last year over the quarter whioh immediately
prooeeded it. This falling off in
Bales is not to be considered as ovidence
of Jprospeotivo oontinuod reduction in
tho postal rovenues after tho reduced rates
' take efToot, but simply indicates that tho
stock in the hands of the publio is being
reduced in anticipation of the issue of the
new stamps ; that stamps and stampod envelopes,
on whioh tho Government has
already roallzod, ere being usod up, and
that no ordors are ooming in for any large
quantities of theso artioles of the present

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