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THE VOLUNTEER STATE.
Tennessee Opens Her Centennial Exposition at Nashville. Addresses Made by PreHident Thomas and Got. Taylor—President McKinley Pressed the Kation and the Wheels Started. Nashville, Tenn., May 1.— The Ten Centennial exposition was nessee opened at noon, with appropriate cere monies, in the presence of many thou sands of people. The weather was bright and cool, and at an early hour the streets were thronged with people assembled to witness the parade of the Essenic order and other societies. The procession formed on the publie square and marched through the principal streets to the exposition grounds. The inclement weather which pre vailed Friday and until early morning interfered with the arrangements for the parade in honor of the visiting su preme officers of the Ancient Essenie order, yet it was a most creditable af fair, and manifested their approval of the opening of the exposition. The procession was headed by a detachment of mounted police, followed by local divisions of the uniform rank » w ! a a* * ~'A $3 i'-l Jim 5* V THE TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL-AUDITORIUM. Knights of Pythias, officers of the Tennessee Essenie order; the Legion band of the First Tennessee ■battalion; Co. A of the First Tennessee regiment, of Knoxville; Co. A of the Ohio national guard, of Norman, O., the sponser of the Ancient Essenic or der, and maids of honor, arrayed in costumes of white in a tallyho, sena tors and knights of the local sen ate and supreme officers and visit ing knights. Gov. Taylor and his staff in open carriages went to the grounds later. The public buildings and hundreds of business houses and private residences along the local line of march and every other portion of the city were handsomely adorned with the national colors and other decorations,and presented a very beautiful appearance. 1 y ! \ A MAJ. E. C. LEWIS, Director-General Tennessee Centennial Exposi tion. Arriving at the exposition grounds, those in the procession joined with the thousands of other visitors in inspect 71 j 5HV* ' ' - TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL—WOMAN'S BUILDING. TENNESSEE log the splendid buildings and the attractive grounds. The Opening; Ceremonies. ; The opening ceremonies were so sim ■Jle and so plain that they were in per fect harmony with the methods of the ihrector general and his efficient com toittees, hut they were at the same wme very impressive, and made a fit ting prelude to one of the most memor able events in Tennessee history. ^ le opening of the exposition marks *he one hundredth year of the admis ®on of the state into the sisterhood of commonwealths. The inaugural cere , bionics, a year ago were attended by ^ Military pageant that was signifi cant of the prowess of the Volun wer state, [of arms comes the sweet presence «I art and very and after the baptism . science, und the formal Waning was marked by the absence of 5" e 'filzen soldiery in uniform, though wan present was a soldier if £ed upon to protect llis home in fair huessee, and to maintain the dignity we Volunteer state. The members v°th houses of the legislature P* wives assembled at the Union fwt depot of the Nashville, Chat t9°$a & SL Louis railway at nine BJC*. and were conveyed in special BfB to the handsome terminal ate and t!on at the west side of the exposition park. The place o* rendezvous was the Administration building, whence the officials, the legislators and distinguished guests, including the & JOHN W. THOMAS, President Tennessee Centennial Exposition, governor of the state, Hon. Robt. Taylor, Gen. Ignacio Garfia, postmaster general of the department of Mexico, and suite, escorted by a vast concourse of citizens proceeded to the L. Auditorium, which, in a few moments, was filled with above seven thousand people, while a perfect multitude was unable to obtain admission, and con tented itself with listening to the in spiring strains of Bellstedt & Bellen berg's superb military concert band of Cincinnati, opened with prayer by Rt. Rev. Thom F. Gailor, coadjutor bishop of Tennessee, who, in fervent and full and well-rounded voice, invoked the divine blessing on the enterprise. After "America" had been played in a most impressive manner, Maj. J. W. Thomas, president of the Tennessee Exposition Co., arose and was received with cheers and applause. He said: Maj. J. W. Thomas' Address: Ladies and Gentlemen— On June 1, 1896, these grounds and the buildings erected thereon were dedicated to the honor and glory of Ten nesse, In commemoration of transpired on June 1, 1796, and as tribute to the men and women who endured the hardships, and braved the dangers of frontier life in the wilderness west of the Alleghanies, that they might found this great commonwealth. They loved the banners of our country, with its little cluster of 15 stars ; and the lapse of 100 years has not impaired the honor, integrity or patriotism of the people of Tennessee ; for we love the same banner, with its glorious consteJ lation of 45 stars, representing 45 sovereign states, which together constitute the greatest nation in the world. The objects of this Centennial exposition are to commemorate the past,present the advantages of the present and inspire hope for the future— the past, the present, the future of Tennessee— objeots so laudable that the enterprise has ceived the approval of the government of the United States, congress having appropriated $130,000 that the general government might be properly represented by a grand object lesson, showing the progress of the nation during the past 120 years. It has also been approved by the authorities of the state of Tennessee, the legislature having appropriated $50,000 in order that the history, the products and the resources of the state might be properly presented. The county of Davidson and city of Nashville, realizing the honor and advantage of having the grand centennial jubilee within their borders, have donated $150,000; and other cities, counties and states, corporations, firms and 10,000 in The ceremonies were event which divlduals have augmented these appropriations and donations until a grand total of *1,000,000 has been expended in preparing for this exposi tion. Men in all ages have celebrated great events by holidays, triumphal processions, grand festivals and towering monuments, and as the first state admitted into Tennessee was the Union formed from territory ceded to the general government, it Is appropriate that celebrate our centennial anniversary by having a great exposition, showing the world that we havo kept pace with our sister states and other nations in the progress of the ago—in all the triumphs and glories of civilization. While this celebration is prompted by rever ence for the past, it is also prompted by a de sire to so advertise and proclaim our advan tages that thousands from other states and other nations will come to see what wo have ac complished and realize tho marvelous wealth of our undeveloped resources. The past century has not been one of continu ous peace and prosperity, but there have been periods of differences and dangers that trlod _ 'g souls, yet there has been more of pros perity than of adversity, the Improvements of the century have been wonderful, and os we stand upon the vantage ground of the present and look back to the pioneer days of Tennessee, we are proud of the record and achievements of the past, and rejoice in the advantages of the present, and it is hoped that the youth of the land will so study these advantages as illus trated In the grand object lessen of this exposition, that they will be inspired to undertake still greater achievements and strive to reach perfection's heights, which are resplendent with the glories reflected from the eternal hills wherein dwells the Author of ell wisdom uA Li power, who rules ov« uie destinies of ing we invoke upon our exposition. s, and whose blos» stat«, country and upon the nations of the earth, pole to pole, from zone to zone, over trackless ocean, from land to land, may the angolio anthem reverberate : * and -nar. Fi "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Loud and continuous cheering fol lowed the conclusion of President Thomas' remarks, and the band struck up "The Star Spangled Banner," amid tumultuous cheering and waving of hats and handkerchiefs. The next address was by Hon. Robert L. Taylor, gojiernor of Tennessee. As he advanced towards the front of the platform the crotvd rose as one man, and it was several minutas before his excellency could preoeed with his ad dress. He said: Gov. Taylor*« Address. Ladies and Gentlekysn—T he first century in the history of the commonwealth of Tennes see, glorious with the deed of heroes, and rich with the achievements in all the arts of peace, has been garnered in eternity; and as I stand here to join you in this jubilee, the stirring scenes of a hundred eventful years pass in re view before me. I see the blue smoke curling heavenward from the rude cabins of the pio neers, and hear the first eeng of civilization along the banks of the Watauga; I see the red glare on the sky of night proclaiming the approach of torch and tomahawk; I see the peerless "Bonnie Kate" like a frightened mountain fawn, outstripping the painted war riors in her race for life, and amid the flames and [smoke from Deched rifles, which baffle the savage foe, I see her scale the parapets of the beleagured fort and fall fainting into the arms of John Sevier; I see skin caps gathering at Sycamore shoals, and a thousand rifles reflecting a thousand spark ling images of rising sun; I see a thousand stalwart mountaineers suddenly vanish into the forest, and now I see them emerge around the base of King's niountain, and winding up wards towards its summit-like a serpent of fire, they pour their withering volleys into the faces of the foe; the brave red coats fall like the leaves of autumn; the battle is won and the tide of the revolution is turned. The scene changes, and hands of these sturdy men ; the forest falls and fruitful fields spread westward from the moun tains to the Mississippi; a new state is carved from the heart of the wilderness, the sixteenth star glorifies the flag of the Union, and Tennes see is born. The years roll on, and the young republic of civil liberty gives birth to a new republic of thought. Men like Jefferson and Jackson rise up and revolutionize the political ideas of the world; men like Franklin and Fulton and Morse and Howe and Hoe and Whitney and Bell and Tesla and Edison open up new high ways for the march of civilization. I see the vast wilderness of America, the dominion of savage Indian and wild beast, yielding to the brain and prowess of the Anglo Saxon race, until 45 star« symbolize the strength and powe r and unity of the greatest republic this world has ever known. thousand coon I see the ax gleaming in the our national flag the achievements of a thousand year* crowded into a single century. I see American genius walking in the gardens of the intellect ual gods, gathering sweets for the soul from a thousand unwithering flowers, catching music from the sphere, and beauty from ten thousand fields of light. 1 fill » 1 I < I • / 1 J BUILDING. TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL»—COMMERCE If our fathers, who died a hundred years ago, could come back from "the tongueless silence of the dreamless dust," and .see the miracles that have been wrought, If they could see their ohlldren talking across oceans, and sweeping across continents in palace cars swifter than the swiftest wing; if they could see the modern reapers sweeping like phantom ships through the seas of sunset gold, and hear the music of the harvest song, and if they oould catch glimpses of the myriads of cities and towns and country homes, which are the habitations of seventy millions of peo ple, if they could look upon this beantiful White Centennial oity, rising like a seraph here in the heart of Tennessee, under whose wings the nations of the earth are gathering to Join _ in this glorious Jubilee, I doubt not that they would shout for Joy, and sing with us, "Praiso God From Whom All Blessings Flow." At the conclusion of the address the band struck up "Dixie," and then the very earth itself seemed tc shake with the thunders of applause. It was a sight never to be forgotten. When order was restored, or rather when quiet once more reigned, Maj. E. C. Lewis, the director-general of the association, under whose skillful guid ance the marvelous project materialized and came into being, stepped forward, and as he did so the volume of ap plause shook the very firmament, and it was at once seen that Tennessee had looked upon the work of her gifted son and saw that it was good. His address was brief and very characteristic of the man, who is described as being as modest as he is affable. Whatever credit may belong to others work done in connection with the Tennessee Cen tennial exposition, no one will contest the director general's claim to the chief part, and, as some of the features of the exposition are to be permanent, it is safe to say that this great work which he has achieved will be his most enduring monument. Then, at a given signal, the wires flashed the magic word to the White f 8 !» h ML JiHH hi I £ -.J 4j 'S? TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL—THE PARTHENON. House at AVashington, President Me Kinley touched the button, and, as the band played "Hail Columbia," the machinery was set in motion and the Tennessee Centennial exposition was opened to the world. In many particulars the Tennessee Centennial eclipses ail other exposi tions ever held in America. The art gallery at Nashville, in the value of the work presented, is far ahead of LO A JP « \ ! '/ CHARGES G CURREY. Secretary Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Chicago and equalled only by the Parisian salon or the Royal acad emy. The electrical features of the exposition are the grandest that the world has ever seen, and they are so marvelously beautiful that it ap r \ Û is M 1 MRS. ADA SCOTT RICE, Secretary Woman's Board, Tennessee Cea tennlaL pears as though, up to the present time, the world has lost half its light, andt has groped its way along in the dark ness now penetrated for the first time The number of foreign exhibits testi fies to the international character of the exposition, and imparts a supreme importance to the display. All the Eu ropean counties are represented, as well BUILDING. as Asia, Africa and South America, I THE NASHVILLE EXPOSITION, To-Day's Exercises at the Grounds—Formal Opening; of the Woman's Building;. Nashville, Tenn., May 8. —At the Exposition grounds the chief event! to-day will be the closing public exer cises of the Essenie Knights and th< formal opening of the Woman's build ing and all of its beautful department! ÜÉ 1 « y m/m MCKINLEY PRESSED THE BUTTON, at 11 o'clock. Mrs. V. L. Kirkman, president of the woman's board, »will deliver the address of welcome, and addresses will be delivered by Mrs. C. N. Grosvenor, vice-president for west Tennessee, and Mrs. Mary B. Temple, vice-president for east Tennessee. The leading* musicians in to-day's ex ercises at the Woman's building* will be Corinne Moore Lawson, of New York. Every room in the Woman's building is elaborately furnished and decorated, and this building will be one CENTENNIAL—THE PARTHENON. of the most attractive of the Exposi tion buildings, The business portion of Sfc. Augus tine, 111., was wiped out by fire. Twelve buildings w«ro burned. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS, 'Ute nomination of Charles II. Smith to be surveyor of customs at 8t. Louis has been confirmed. Joseph J. Phillips, a well-known St. Louis wholesale dry goods man, died Tuesday of peritonitis. It is said to be probable that a de partment of commerce and, manufac tures will soon be established. Oscar Wilde is still in Beading (En gland) prison, but will be released oa the 18th or 19th, of this month. Rev. Silas Myers, of Simpson eounty, Miss., is in Washington looking: after the bill to pension the ex-slaves. The wife of Congressman Joy, of St. Lonis, is seriously ill at San Bernar dino, Cal. Her husband is with her. Henry M. Castle, ex-postmaster at St. Paul, Minn., is to be appointed auditor of the treasury for the post office-de partment. The sundry civil bill has been, amended to make $2,388,888 available immediately for the Mississippi river improvement. On the eve of their gulden anniver sary, Mrs. Nicholas Walter, of St. Louis, has filed suit for divorce- on account of continual abuse. State Comptroller Roberts of New York has unearthed a number of old revolutionary documents of historical interest in the statehouse. The foreign representatives in Athens have tendered the intervention of the powers to Greece. The Greek govern ment has reserved its r-ulv. The Kansas live t'oek sanitary com mission has declineu ou permit cattle from southwestern Missouri to enter Kansas for grazing purposes this sea son. Five anarchists, convicted of partici pation in bomb outrage of June 7 last, at the feast of Corpus Christi, were shot to death at Barcelona, Spain, Tues day. The income for the last month from Cuban taxes was $1,300,000; the ex penses $11,000,000. On June 1 $20,000, 000 must be paid as interest on the debt. Alvin Byerty, the man who murdered his mother because she struck his foster-brother, last Friday morning, near Blue's Point, Ark., was captured at Tunica, Miss. Sidney Goodmanson, the young den tist who has had an exciting trial at Ponca, Neb., for wife murder, was de clared guilty and his punishment fixed at life imprisonment. Hans Lawther, aged 84 years, and Miss Elizabeth Lawther, of Chicago, aged 50 years, and a third cousin of the groom, were married at the home of the former at Fulton, Mo. Mrs. Arthur H. Blair, of Chicago, sent a trusted man-servant to her safe« ty deposit vault to deposit some money. He robbed the box and decamped with a fortune in diamonds and money. Col. Gustave G. Pabst, of Milwaukee, formerly the husband of Margaret Mather, the actress, and Miss Hulda Lemp, daughter of the millionaire St. Louis brewer, are soon to be married. An agent from Gomez is en route AoNew York with important news from him for the Cuban junta. All information as to what his mission is is suppressed for the present, but it is an important one. From 400 to 600 Greeks will sail on the French line steamer from New York, next Saturday, to Athens. With them will go a regiment of Americans or ganized by Capt. "Ben" Rogers, of Jer sey City. Dr. Augustus H. Schott, of St. Louis, plunged the blade of a sword-cane in the shoulder of a negro footpad Tues day night, and thus saved himself from being robbed, while his assailant ran off howling with pain. Gen. Smolensk! says that Prince Con stantine ordered the Greek retreat from Mati and that the order was a blunder. Prince Constantine says that he did not order the retreat, but that as com mander-in-chief lie assumes the respon sibility for it. RUNNING WIDE OPEN. Saloon, in Full Blunt at Topeka, Kak, for the First Time In Ten Years. Topeka, lvas.. May 5.— For the first time in ten years there are open saloons in Topeka, and as a result somewhat of a rebellion against the present state administration has been started, several saloons tures have been Leedy has been appealed to to compel the police commissioners to close the places, but so far has refused to take any hand in the matter. He says he appointed men on the board whom the prohibitionists recommend ed, and that it is not his duty to spy around to see if they are doing their duty. Within with a week fine fix opened. Gov. G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT. Commander-ln-Chlef Clarkson Given a Re pli on at Galesburg, 111. Galesburg, 111., May ft.—Another day of perfect weather graced the State G. A. R. encampment. The day was opened with a reception to Comman der-in-chief Clarkson, corted by the Knox college cadets and prominent citizens to Knox chapel where patriotic exercises were held. President J. H. Finley of Knox. Gen. John C. Black, of Chicago, and Gen. Clarkson made addresses. He was es WILLIAM J. BRYAN. The Nebraskan Gradually Recovering; From His Florida Bruises. Lincoln, Neb., May 6.— W. J. Bryan is gradually recovering from the in juries he received at St. Augustine, Fla. The bruises are more serious than at first thought, and have been slow in healing. His mail still occupies all his time during the day, but lie reserves the evening for reading. The Treasury Statement. AYashington, May 5. —The statement of the condition of the treasury shows: Available cash balance, $330,150,309; gold reserve, $148,419,410. » UreiUf New York Charter Signed. Albany. N. Y., May 6.—Got. Black has affixed his signature to the Greater New York charter. Tuconrn Want« a T Tacoma, Wash., May 5.—The Tacoma chamber of commerce, aided by east ern importers, is making a strong ef fort to have the secretary of the treas ury appoint a tea inspector for this port. Inspector. 3 The Shortage Grows. Philadelphia, May 5.—The report of the expert accountant who b»s been examining the books of the Surety Building And Loan association, shows a shortage of $22,009 instead of $8,000 was at first supposedb Just Missed I Ms Heart. San Francisco, Mays.—J. If. O'Mewra, assistant cashier of the New York Lifo Insurance Co.'s branch«office here, shot himself in the office this morning. The bullet missed his heart, and he will recover. He had just returned« fromm vacation. Initiative and Referendum. Kansas City, Mo., May 5. —The con vention of the International Associa tion of Machinists has adopted a rule providing for the initiative and refer endum. The committee on law includ« ed this in its report, and it was finally adopted after a bitter fight. John P. Kunze Convicted« CtercAGO, May 6. —John P. Kunce. "The Little German" of Cronin trial fame., was convicted in Judge Payne's« court oi operating a confidence game. The jury fixed his punishment at im prisonment in the penitentiary. Hw will' be given an indeterminate sen. tenue. Iiumi 11. Aldrich'« Sentence. Kansas City, Mo., May 5. —James H". Aldrich, the defaulting ex-cashier and' paymaster of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis railway and its branches, appeared in the criminal court to-day, pleaded guilty to the charge-of embezzlement, and was- sen tenced« to two years in the peniten tiary. Western Unitarian Conference, t Chicago, May 5. —The Western Uni*, tarian conference has been largely de voted to addresses and papers by prom inent divines of the church. Papers were read by Rev. Caroline Bartlett Crane, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Rev. Wmi R. Lard, St. Paul, Minn.; Rev. L. W. Sprague, otf Boston, and Rev. Florence Buck, of Cleveland. River News. Rain fall in 24 hrs. Change 24 hours. Stations. Gauge. Pittsburgh...... Cincinnati... ... St. Louis...— St. Paul.. Davenport.., Memphis — Louisville;...., Cairo. New Orleans 8.6 — 1.8 .041 28.0 30.0 — 0.6 —0.3 —0.4 —0.4 0.7 8.8 10 7 30.6 T 87 5 - 0. 19.3 0.1 —Fall. T. Trace. MARKET REPORT. WEDNESDAY, May 5* Grain and Provisions. St. Louis—F lour—Fancy to extra fancy* $3.75®4.50; patents, $4.70®4.85. Wheat—No. t red, 94<&95c: Noc 3 red, nominal. Corn—N ol 2, mixed, 21c; No. 2, white, 26c. Oats— No. 2, 20c. Hay — Prairie. J7.00&8.50; mixed* timothy, $7.50®10.00; clear timothy. $10.00® 13.75. Butter—Creamery, 12® 15c; dairy 9®l2o. Eggs—Fresh, 8c. Lard—Prime steam* 8.85c. Pork—New standard mess, $8.90; Bacon —Extra shorts, 6.25c; clear ribs, 5.374e; clear, 5.50c; all boxed. Wool—Choice washed. 22(3 24 Vic. Wheat—Futures closed: May. 94c b< July, 76H®76V4 c a; August, 74c b: September, 74c b. Corn—Futures closed: May, 20V£cl>; July, 223£o ; September, 24Ho. Chic ago—O pening quotations : Wheat—J uly epened at $8&<g l 68&c; an advance tx5 99c fol lowed. but the prioe soon sagged again. July was bringing 083£o at the end of the first hour's trading. Oats—July opened at 244c, sold at 24%c, and back to 244c. Corn—July opened at 17Vic, and sold at 174@17J4c. Provisions—July pork opened at $8.45, advanced to $8.60, and re acted to $8.574, July lard opened at $4.024, sold at $4.00, and back to $4.024. July riba opened at $4.674 and sold at $4.6& Chicago— Closing quotations: Wheat—May and June, 70'4c; July. 693£c; September, 664 c; December, 684 c. Corn—May, 17o; July. 244® 174c; September, 17ft@18c. Oats—May, 23 Ko; July,247gc; September,264c. Por.c—May,$8.524; July, $8.60; September, $8.624. Lard—May,$4.00} July, $4.05; September, $4.124®4.15. Ribs—May, $4.60; July, $4.624; September, $4.65®4.674. Chicago—C ash wheat: No. 2 red, 87@89e; No. 8 red, 76®764c; No. 2 spring, 70®71c; No. 3 spring, 68®70c; No. 2 hard winter. 70®72c; No. Shard winter, 68@71c; No. 1 new spring, 73c. Cash corn: No. 2, 24V4o; No. 3, 234c. Cash oats: No. 2, 174c; No. 3, 16® 19a Live Stock Market. St. Louis—C attle—Fancy export, $5.00®5.25; fair to choice, $3.35®4.80; butchers', $email@example.com; cows and heifers, $2.50®4.00. Hogs— Packing $firstname.lastname@example.org; butchers' hogs, $3.70®3.90; lights, $3.70®3.85. Sheep—Prices range at $email@example.com; spring ambs, $4.50®7.50 per 100 lbs. HORSES. Heavy draft, good to extra.... Drivers, good to extra.. Saddlers, good to extra. Matched teams, good to extra. Streeters. Southern animals. $ 65 106 00 125 00 125 00 . 60 50 l:-*s 00 40 75 00 60 00 .... 30 MUL.EH. 14 hands, 4 to 7 years old I 22 50® 42 M 144 hands, 4 to 7 years old. 25 00(^ 47 50 16 hands, 4 to 7 years old. 37 f>0(& 60 00 154 hands, 4 to 7 years old. 45 0<X& 77 50 16 to 164 hands, 4 to 7 years old... 60 00à 110 00 Chicago—H ogs—Receipts to-dav, 2(1,000 head; left over, 2,000 head. Market weak and 5o low er than yesterday morning. Light, *firstname.lastname@example.org; mixed, *3.75<gi3.95; heavy, t3.4!V&*3.80: rough, *3.4ö@3.60. Cattle—Receipts, 11,000 head, mar ket steady to shade higher. Beeves, *8.7S@*. 15; cows and heifers, ll.00@4.S5; Texas steers. S3.20 @4.40; Stockers and feeders, *email@example.com. Sheep —Receipts, 11,000 head: market quiet and un changed. Lamb market steady. Native sheep, S2.firstname.lastname@example.org; westerns, *3.4034.65; lambs, S3.50@ 5.40. Kansas Citt—C attle—Texas steers, t8.50(& 4.30; Texas cows, $email@example.com; native steers, $3.65 <§>5.00; native cows and heifers. $1.25<Q;4.00; stockersand feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org: bulls.$2.15^4.50. Hons—Bulk of sales at $3.60<g>3.65; heavies, $3.60©3.70; packers, $email@example.com; mixed. $3.60® 8.70; lights, $3.50>g>3.70; yorkers, $3.65^3.70; pigs, $1.50(^3.55. Sheep—Lambs, $3.D0@5.15; muttons, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Cincinnati—I iogs—Active at $3.25®3.95. Cotton. Quotations for middling range as follows: Sfc. Louis, 7 7-16o; New York. 7^o; New Orleaus, 7 9-16c; Memphis, 74c; Charleston, 7^a « - Financial. N*w York, May 6 —Money on call nominally at 14@2 per cent. Prime mercantile paper 34@4 per cent. Sterling exchange heavy, with actual business in bankers' bills at 487 X for demand, and 486@4864 for 60 days. Posted rates, 486'/,®4874 and 488®4884- Commercial bills, 485@485K. Silver certificates, 60^(^6134. Bar silver, 60$. Mexican dollars, 471£. Gov* trament bonds Arm.