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The Most Prominent Feature in
Both Grain and Provision
With a Disposition on the Part
Large Operators, to Work
the Market for a Fur
ther Decline.
Wheat Active But at Lower Prices, with Corn
in Full Sympathy—Hog Products
and Cattle Weak.
The Stock Market Closed Buoyant After a
Bearish Opening—Coalers the
Chief Attraction.
[Special Telegram to the Globe."]
Chicago, Feb. 20. —The bears had it their
own way to-day, or perhaps it would be more
correct to say the bulls were tired. Grain,
which seemed to have more strength yester
day than provisions, was to-day the weakest.
Its friends abandoned it whenever a big
block was offered, and when any of the big
operators evidenced a desire to part with any
property, prices sagged or dropped. There
was no buoyancy to the feeling. Although
there were some slight upward reactions they
were speedily followed by breaks which
left the market in a worse condition than
before. There be big wheels and there be
little wheels and sometimes the little wheels
keep goinjj on when the big ones stop, even
when the little ones are within the big ones.
This was the cade to-day. The "big four,"
Jones, Ream, .Singer and Cudahy, seemed
to be stationary, but the "big two," Jones
and Ream, were whooping things up gener
ally. It acted as though Singer and Cudahy
were favoring in their minds, if not actually
through brokers, the buying side of the
market, while Jones and Ream
were busy sellers. In addition
to heavy offerings and great disappoint
ment amonjr the bulls that the blizzard did
not strike this section more heavily, there
were rumors of a heavy failure on the New
Tord stock exchange, which was quickly fol
lowed by rumors of failures on the board.
This caused a very manifest expression all
along the line, when on the call there had
been no materialization of the rumor,
not even an individual pointer.
The feeling improved a little.
Wheat was active, but. the course of prices
disappointed bull operators. The Liverpool
cables quoted quiet and steady markets, and
yesterday's predictions of cold weather were
fully realized, but the reports from the ma
jority of the winter wheat sections,represent
ed the fields covered with snow. Tfic outside
buy ins orders, which it was supposed would
come with the fall in temperature, failed to
show up. This indicated that country opera
tors saw little cause for buying on a supposed
damage to the fall sown plant. New York
dispatches quoted a downward tendency in
prices, and there was an unusual pressure to
sell by some of the largest bear operators on
the floor.
Many of the longs had also become tired, if
not disgusted, at the bolting tendency of
prices in an upward direction,and sold freely.
Prices took a down tendency at the start, and
each drop of a fraction brought out fresh lots
on which the margins were out,or stop orders
had been placed. There was scarcely any
demand except to cover shorts, and each
slight upward reaction, which much buying
produced, increased the offers to sell. No. 2
opened at 100,3^@i^ May, and after repeated
fluctuations fell to 98% c, closing on 'change
at that price. On the call wheat closed at 99c,
asd on the curb it was strong at 99% c.
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "The trad
ing was heavy throughout and the shorts
must have evened up their lines pretty gen
erally, hence the market just so much weak
er. This seems to be a kind of a general
upheaval, and it will most likely take a day
or two for the market to settle down again to
steadiness. The large speculators are dis
posed to work the market for a further break
and we see nothing to prevent their efforts
in that direction being successful to a certain
degree. We think the situation favors a
purchase under 99c and may for a time. We
have had no official figures as to the visible
supply to-day, but it is generally admitted
that it will show little if any decrease the
past week."
A. M. Wright & Co. say: "The present
outlook favors lower figures, as there is little
in the situation to justify any considerable
advance, the only apparent hope of the bulls
for the near future being a weather scare, as
to the winter wheat, yet it is not always
policy to sell on severe breaks."
Shepard & Peacock say: "The near ap
proach of delivery day had something of a
weakening effect and reports of failures add
ed to the weakness."
Crittenden & Harvey say: "Wheat active,
lower, and with the little support given it by
all classes there is little to encourage buying,
although prices are low and on general prin
ciples ought to be a purchase for a turn from
this point."
McCormick, Kennett & Day, say: "We
think wheat a purchase for a turn on any
further decline, as a genuine crop scare which
is likely to come would cause a sharp rally."
Corn was in full sympathy with wheat and
followed blindly up and down. While Jones
<fc Ream were offering corn freely it was
noticed that brokers who have been acting
for the "big four" were quietly buying
round lots. This was what really saved the
market, although it was strengthened by
small receipts and poorer inspection, viz:
Thirty-one cars of No. 2 corn out of 258 cars
The close on 'change was 58J^@58^ May,
and on the curb it was firm at 58% c.
McCormick, Kennett & Day say: "Corn
has too many friends for a sudden advance,
but we look for higher prices eventually and
would buy on breaks."
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "Provi
sions comparatively steady. Shortly after the
opening May pork sold down t0"517.37}£
then advanced to $17.70 and at close sold at
about $17.50. Trading was moderate. The
country holders are pretty well out of the
deal now, it would seem, and the clique find
buying among the local crowd very scatter
ing. It is quite evident now that the manip
ulators would gladly unload if
they could find buyers at fair pritfes.
"Receipts of hogs were 20,000. The market
was dull, weak and lower at [email protected] In
our letter some days ago we warned our*
friends that this was a deal it would be ad
visable to drop like a "hot potato" when the
break fairly set in. The deal is now so thor
oughly demoralized we dare not advise pur
On the curb the closings for May pork were
$17.67^; lard, $9.77>^; ribs, $9.22>£.
Flour continues quiet and sales light for
all grades, with dealers holding
the better family and baker's
brands higher, and having little to
offer but are finding it difficult to bring out
any reasonable bid for shipping or to grade
stocks. Winters were very firm and asking
prices have been advanced for the finer Min
nesotas from hard wheat, but the trade here
and beyond are well supplied and sales light.
Rye and buckwheat flour are quite dull. Bran
and all millstuffs are slow.
There were about 6,500 cattle received at
the stock yards to-day. The market ruled
quiet and steady with little or no change in
prices, either on shipping or dressed beef
cattle. The demand is only just
fair and so sensitive is the
market that the arrival of 7,000 cattle would
lower prices [email protected] per 100 lbs. The order
trade has dwindled down to small proportions
but it was reported business was a trifle bet
ter in New York and Philadelphia. There is
no export demand worth mentioning. A
load or so of big cattle may occasionally sell
for $7.25 as they did yesterday, but if a dozen
loads of such were on the market they would
not sell for over $6.75 or may be $7.00. For
butchers and corners stock the demand is
strongand prices steady. Business in stockers
and feeders continues light. Thsre are few
er buyers present this week than for the past
month. Estimated receipts of hogs for the
day are 18,000 to 19,000, or about the same
as last Monday. Many place the number
left over last night as high as 20,000, which
would make about 38,000 on sale. To-day
the market opened slow and weak, and per
haps [email protected] lower than the lowest yesterday,
in some instances, but the average is about
the same as the lowest yesterday.
The provision market continues weak and
packers seem to have no desire to accumulate
the product for the future, hence they had
limited orders on the market. Shipping
orders were also light and limited, even at
the recent decline. Light grades sold at
|[email protected], for common to choice; heavy
mixed packing at [email protected] for common to
fair and $7(«/7.50 for fair to choice.
The increase in the receipts of sheep has
weakened prices., and the day's sales show a
decline of [email protected] in inferior and common,
whiJc it was with difficulty salesmen obtained
as good prices on the best as on Monday.
There will be no session of the board of
trade on Friday the 22d, it being the anni
versray of Washington's birth, and a legal
Chicago Financial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
Chicago, Feb. 20.—The banks reported a fair
demand for money and a supply of loanable funds
in excess of the wants of regular customers and
others in good standing, whose paper they
shouldered promptly at [email protected]@7 per cent. Enst
ern exchange between city banks was quoted at
puri&i&c premium per Si,ooo. The clearings of
the associated banks were §0,300,000 against
50,0^5,000 yesterday. Friday being Washington's
birthday and a legal holiday, the banks will be
closed. The movement of currency to the
country was light.
[Special Telegram to the Globe, f
New York, Feb. 20.—The market looked
this morning as though it was allowed to
drop for the purpose of encouraging short
sales. Even Delaware & Lackawanna
seemed to court the attention of the bears;
but the way it was marked up later was un
comfortable enough for them. Shortly after
2 o'clock it touched 131 % with a heavy busi
ness in it. Points to buy Reading were sent
from New York at the opening, and they
proved profitable. All the coalers were in
demand, and the center of attraction
all day. Pullman PaUce was
also conspicuous, declining to 10S)^,
with sales shortly afterwards as high as
1103*?. The grangers were very firm, though
the changes in them were not important.
The light stocks had to take a back seat and
were undisturbed. West Shore bonds came
to the front towards the end, with sales 2 per
cent, above the opening figure and some
prominent buying of them. The feeling was
quite buoyant at the finish, with a well dis
tributed business and every indication that
the market will receive the support of its
present leaders for some time to come. On
any sharp rise to-morrow, it is thought that
the market will be a good sale for a turn until
after the holiday, Friday.
after the holiday, Friday.
A Negro Preacher Gives His Version
of the Riots.
Washington, Feb. 20.—1n the Danville
investigation, Capt. Graves asked to correct
the impression left by his former testimony.
He had never been a negro trader for profit,
but had inherited slaves, some of whom he
sold and purchased in their places. W. H.
Barker, a colored clergyman, told of the riot,
which he had seen from a short distance,
without adding anything of importance to the
story. The witness thought there was no
danger to the whites from the colored people.
He had never heard any threats from the
colored men, though his opportunities for
knowing their sentiments were excellent.
Witness did not vote, and in reply to Sher
man's question, why? He said: "Well, Ifelt
the city of the colored people ought to be in
sackcloth and ashes, praying, instead of go
ing to polls, and when I went on the street
and saw the blood of these men my heart was
full of grief. I knew them all from boyhood.
And then I saw the men that were armed, I
did not know what might be the result, con
sequently I did not go to the polls at all."
Witness further described the sentiments of
the colored people as he had gathered it in his
intercourse with them. He generally said in
effect: If I can't go to the polls, except
under lead and powder, I wont go at all. Be
ing further cross-examined by Vance, he in
sisted that the crowd of colored people was
composed in part of women and children.
The failure of the colored people to vote was
not the result of any orders received from
any source—not to his knowledge.
Nelson Scott, colored, messenger in the
reveuue .office, Danville, told the familiar
story of the riot Heard Hatcher tell the
whites to stand up with him and they would
kill the last one of them. Heard Col. Sims
tell Dr. Bartendale, if any one was offended
by his speech, he would go with them to
North Carolina, meaning to accept -a chal
lenge to fight south of the state line. Ad
Feeling the Public-
New York, Feb. 20.—A call was mailed
to about 150 Republicans in New York, Mas
sachussetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri
and other states, asking them to a conference
in New York, supplementary to the dinner
in Brooklyn on Friday night. The Call says;
It is not proposed for organizing a movement
in behalf of any candidate, but it is hoped
that as a result of the comparison of views,
some step 3 may be taken to give an expres
sion to the sentiments of a large number of
Republicans, who believe that the success of
the party at the coming presidental contest,
can be assured only by the nomination of
men in heartily accord with the principles of
administrative reform, and such as will com
mand the unreserved approval and support
of the independant and thoughtful voters in
the United States."
The Poultry Show.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
Rochester, Feb. 20.—The attendance at
the poultry show has been very large. A
constant stream of visitors has been going to
and from the spacious hall since 10 a. m.
The officers feel highly elated. About twenty
coops of fine birds were received to-day, and
more, which have been blockaded, are ex
pected to-morrow. A large number of
visitors from Winona and St. Charles ar
rived on the Ip. m. train. The judge is
busy at work and finds many fine birds, some
scoring as high as 94. The Silver Cornet
band furnished music to-night. Indications
for a fine display and a large crowd are good
for to-morrow.
The Fearful Cyclones and Wind
Storms That Have Swept the
Country Both North
and South.
The Loss of Life Can be Computed by
the Hundreds and the Destruction
of Property by Millions.
The Peculiar Freaks of the Storm, to Which
the Flooded Districts Were Subject.
Dakota Comes in for a Fearful Blizzard
But no Lives are Reported Lost.
Columbus, S. C, Feb. 20.—The storm is
fearful throughout the state. At Chester the
Baptist and colored churches were blown
down, and the Presbyterian tower and bell
were blown a hundred feet. The cotton seed
oil mills building was partially demolished.
Many private residences and business houses
were damaged, and the loss is esti
mated at §50,000. At D. D.
Dickert's plantation, Newberry county, a
hundred acres of original forests were
swept away. At Matthews, the Lutheran
church was blown down. Wm. H- Eller's
residence was carried off, and he and a child
seriously injured. All the plantations were
badly damaged. Several large fires were ob
served in the ftack of the storm. Chappel's
station is swept away, and not a house is left.
The wife and child of George T. Reed were
badly hurt. Mrs. Rosalie Simpkins had her
arm broken, and a colored man had his skull
crushed. John S. Curry's residence is de
stroyed, and he and his wife and
child are hurt. Mrs. David M.
Dickert's skull is fractured.
C. M. Shufford, Postmaster Bozeman, W.
Reed and one or two others were in the sec
ond story of Reed's store, and Shufford was
killed, Bozeman had his arm and leg broken,
and Reed his arm and rib broken, while
others were more or less cut up. Eight
loaded cars standing on the track were car
ried forty yards and torn to pieces. A man,
woman and child are reported killed at An
derson. In the lower part of Clarendon
county Jas. Cabbage and Ben Baggett's chil
dren were killed. In Darlington county the
dwelling of R. W. Boyd was destroyed, and
himself seriously injured and two
negroes killed. The dwelling of Jno.
White, near Darlington court house, was
blown down and himself and wife killed.
Mrs. C. Edwards was seriously injured in the
fall of her house. Six persons are known to
be killed in the county and fifteen wounded.
Serious loss of life and property is reported
in the vicinity of Williamsburg county. The
loss of property everywhere is very great, |£
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 20. —The river is
falling slowly and is 43 feet 8 inches on the
canal marks. The storm last night was
fearful to flooded property. The tow boat
John A. Woods, lost 3 boats of coal; Cook &
Hoff, one barge of coal; Duffy lost none, but
all the barges and the boats are leaking some.
Franklin, Ky., Feb. 20.—This town was
visited by a tornado yesterday afternoon. A
large tobacco factory, owned by New York
parties, was blown down, and the Barcean
hotel, the Opera house and other buildings
were unroofed.
Evansville, Ind., Feb. 20.—The river is
strewn with the wreck of houses swept away
by last night's gale. The relief boats have
been sent above and below to render such
assistance as is possible in rescuing people
and relieving distress. They will not return
before sometime in the afternoon. Many
rumors are afloat of the loss of life, but no
definite information is obtainable, but no
doubt it was heavy. Newburgh has just tele
phoned for a boat to go to the assistance of
people to be seen in distress opposite that
town, which is fifteen miles above here. The
weather is now calm.
The destruction of property by the gale of
yesterday and last night is greater, if pos
sible, than expected. Hundreds of houses,
barns, corn cribs, etc., with their contents,
were Swept from their foundations and
wrecked. A large number of horses, cattle
and hogs were drowned, and an immense
amount of corn lost. In all respects it was
the most destructive storm ever known in
this section, and happily, so far only one
case of drowning is reported, that of a do
mestic named Delia Smith, living with the
family of Lemuel Stansberry, a few miles
above the city. Becoming alarmed during'
the storm by the rocking of the building, and
the fall of a chimney, she jumped out of the
doorway, and was drowned before she could
be rescued. There is great suffering every
where, and many miraculous escapes are
At Leeds the cyclone swept away the sec
tion house of*the railroad, killing three
negroes, and an old white couple named
Bass were seriously injured. Three miles
south of Leeds the house of John Poole was
blown away, and a son and daughter and
child of the tenant were instantly killed.
Poole, his wife and four children are very
badly injured. The residence and premises
of Dr. W. F. Wright, railroad contractor, was
demolished. The body of Dr. Wright's
mother was found one hundred yards from
the house, fearfully mangled. Annie, Jennie,
Thomas, James and Edward, children of Dr.
Wright have their arms or legs broken. Har
riet McCrcw, the cook, was killed. Of twen
ty-four carts and wagons and three horses on
the place nothing remained but the carcass
of one horse. The house occupied by M. Mc-
Laughlin was blown away, and McLaughlin
badly hurt. A neighbor, J. P. Landrul, wife
and daughter, all had their legs broken. The
house of a man named Kerr took fire and was
blown away. Mrs. Kerr was fatally injured.
Pomerot, 0., Feb. 20.—The original plan
of the United States relief steamer Stockdale
to proceed direct from Huntington, W. Va.,
to aid sufferers in Pomeroy Bend, was altered
on account of signs of distress and signals
for aid that put the steamer on every side as
she took her course up stream yesterday
morning. Men and women came out and
waved signals from the banks. The severi
ties of the flood are felt more now than ever,
even people with money say they cannot buy
anything, for there is nothing to purchase.
Macon, Ga., Feb. 20.—The city was visited
yesterday afternoon and night by a tremend
ous storm. There are rumors of death and
destruction in the surrounding counties. A
special Atlanta telegram reports fifty killed
north of that city. A special from Columbus
report several killed and wounded.
W tilmington, N. C, Feb. 20. —A terrible
cyclone^passed near Rockingham last night,
killing from fifteen to thirty people and
wounding a great number.
Louisville, Feb. 20.—The special tele
grams which have been sent out, to the effect
that the storm last night resulted in loss of
life, are without foundation. The wind blew
down several old houses on the river front,
but nothing more.
Clarksville, Term., Feb. 20.—This city
was visited yesterday by two cyclones, about
two hours apart, which swept through the
central part of the city, leveling many houses
and doing serious damage to hundreds of
buildings. Two churches were nearly blown
down, the two towers taken off the court
house, one end blown out of the Franklin
hotel and much other destruction. Many
persons were seriously injuried in the fall-
I ing houses, but none were killed outright.
The roof of the Chronicle office, rafters and
all, was lifted up and carried over Elder's
opera house, and driven through another
house, two blocks beyond. The damage will
be very barge. Every telephone and tele
graph wire are prostrated and trains are de
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 20.—A cyclone
swept through the Cohaba valley yesterday at
noon, and it is reported that thirteen are in
jured in one community.
Later intelligence but adds to the horrors
of the woeful story. Wm. Wesson, fourteen
years, near Kerr's gap was killed. Geo.
Davis, a boy on the Poole place, was killed.
Miles of forest in Cahaba valley are leveled
by the storm. Bodies of strange
cows are found around Leeds.
In many places the ground
is clear of stone as if carefully swept, and
the stumps of the trees bear the marks of the
flying rocks. There is absolutely nothing to
indicate where Dr. Wright's residence and
outhouses stood. John Pool died of his in
juries at Leeds. Many of the wires are
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 20.—Yesterday's storm
was the severest since the cyclone of 1875.
In Hancock county the storm overturned
outhouses, unroofed dwellings, and the
stables of David Dickson were destroyed by
lightning. In Columbia county the barn and
stables of Ike V. Ballard were blown down
and three horses killed. At Harlem, besides
the damages in the interior of the
plantation of George Gtanade ruined,
his houses were demolished and the timber
carried off. On the plantation of Dr. Reese
a negro was killed and Mrs. V. M. Wade,
wife of the overseer, was seriously wounded.
The gin house of John A. Fawoett was de
molished. The town of Bradley, S. C, was
nearly blown away. The residence of Dr.
Ligon was blown down and his wife badly
injured. At Ninety-Six, S. C, a houge was
wrecked and a child killed. The residence
of W. H. Stattwcrth, Edgefield county, S. C,
was blown down, and the ruins taking fire
a little* daughter perished. The dwelling
house of J. C. Hankinson, and the store of
J. S. Boyd, at Jackson, S. C, were blown
down and three negroes killed. The town of
Miller was nearly destroyed. Trains are im
peded and the wires are down.
the storm.
San Francisco, Feb. 20.—Telegraph and
mail facilities with the southern counties are
still interrupted. The only communica
tion is via Kansas City from Deming. Full
gangs of repairers are ordered ont. It is not
expected the lines will be in working order
before Friday. No further particulars are re
ceived of the loss of life or property. The
heavy rain and floods are confined to the
southern sections of the state. The middle
and northern sections have not suffered as
yet. The prospects for an excellent wheat
crop in the great grain producing sections of
the state were never better than at present.
A p:tious appeal for help.
Shawneetown,Hl., Feb.2o.—The following
appeal is made to the public: Again we are
compelled to ippeal to the public for aid for
our suffering people. We had hoped, until
yesterday, that our people would not be left
entirely homeless, or even to the extent of
last year, but, alas, we are doomed to disap
pointment. Yesterday, at 4 p. m., a terrific
storm swept over our city, carrying destruc
tion and desolatioa in its path. Hundreds of
houses that were deluged to their roofs,
and tottering on their foundations, were
swept away and dashed to pieces, leaving
hundreds of families without shelter of any
kind, after the flood s">«tdes, which hoped
for event is still in the dark future, as the
river has now passed the flood height of last
year and is still slowly rising, and what
height it will reach we can not know. Many
of our citizens have worked heroically since
our last year's calamity to rebuild and refit
their little homes for habitation,
and had enjoyed the poor privi
lege of living in them but a few short
months until they were submerged again.
Then the storm, with all its terror, came to
add untold misery. We are doing all in our
power to relieve their imn.ediate wants in
the way of food, but what taese people will
most need when the flood subsides is money
to replace their houses. We therefore ap
peal to a generous public !n their behalf.
Any contribution can be forwarded to the
undersigned, of the First Nfitional bank at
Shawneetown, and will be faithfully applied
to the use for which it is asked
[Signed.] J. A. Millspaugh, Mayor.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb 19.—The following
call has been issued by President Russell, of
the National Marine Benefit association,
whose headquarters is in this city, to the
members of the association:
Brothers: —Among the sufferers from the
high water in Ohio are many marine engin
eers, and a number of the. Marine Engineers'
Beneficial association; and while we may
not be able to discover them individually,
your aid can be received if forwarded to the
managers of the relief fund. Therefore it is
my request and desire, that the various asso
ciations, either collectively or individually,
contribute as liberally as possible towards re
leiving their distressed brethren residing in
the flooded districts.
(Signed,) W. E. Russell, President.
Talladega, Ala., Feb. 20.—A destructive
cyclone yesterday passed through the sub
urbs of Cave Springs, Ga., killing five men,
and severely injuring others. The cyclone
was about one-quarter of a mile wide. It
swept down the houses and everything in its
path, and the damage is great. In the east
ern portion of Clinton Louisiana,
trees and fences for miles irere blown down,
and Sam HyamSj colored, was killed.
Charlotte, N. C, Feb. 20.—Twenty-five
houses, all in Philadelphia settlement, were
leveled by the cyclone. Bodies of three white
men and eleven colored were recovered, and
search is making for others, believed to be
killed. At Pioneer Mill, Kabarrus county,
six houses were blown down, and a colored
woman killed. At Woodwards a negro and
his wife were killed. At Winnsboro three
negroes and an aged white lady, Mrs. Ster
ling, were killed. Mrs. Sterling's son and
daughter were blown from.[the house into a
tree. At Polkton, N. C, the wife of F. M.
Gray was killed by the falling of the house.
At Concord two brick residences were partly
demolished. $50,000 worth of damages was
done at Chester, S. C.
Wilmington, N. C, Feb. 20.—At Rocking
ham, a cyclone struck the village on the out
skirts, destroying fifteen houses ann killing
two or three people, and wounding many
more. Several colored people were also
killed on the Pedee river. At Manby and
Keyser the cyclone destroyed everything.
Near Littington, Harnett county, six per
sons were killed.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
La Moure, D. T., Feb. 20.—1t is learned
here this afternoon after a careful investiga
tion that there were no lives lost in the bliz
zard as feared. One of the missing coaches
arrived here a few hours ago, having stopped
north of Grand Rapids during the storm.
Sanderson, who was bringing the new school
teacher here and who-'with his passenger was
supposed to have perished, has also arrived
here. When the blizzard struck them they
were fortunately near a farmer's house, and
they spent the night there. The Jamestown
stage is also safe, it never having left James
town. The storm was so bad at the latter
place at the time the stage should have start
ed that the driver thought it best not to
Evansvtlle, Ind., Feb. 20.—One of the
relief boats arrived from below this afternoon
and reports an awful scene of desolation, but
so far as could be ascertained no loss of life.
Within fifteen miles of Evansville it is esti
mated that fifty or more houses are swept
away. Many people were taken from the
trees and hills, some badly frozen and
brought here. Two men were found in a
tree where they had remained six hours.
They were greatly exhausted and badly fro
zen, and were brought here for treatment.
Madison, Ind., Feb. 20.—Mrs. Hulley, a
prominent lady of Switzerland county, was
drowned in the flood last night. The dam
age by the wind here last night, was heavy.
Madison, Ind., Feb. 20.—The factories lo
cated within the flood line have already com
menced to build above it. Plenty of good
sites beyond the high water mark.
FLOOD notes.
New York has got up $10,000 for the relief
of the sufferers, while Boston shows $12,000
for the same object.
The representatives of Massachusset3 have
rejected the resolution appropriating $50,000
-for the sufferers by the western floods as be
ing without authority or precedent.
Cairo, Feb. 19.—The river is fifty-one feet
four inches, and rising slowly. A heavy rain
this afternoon, accompanied by a gale of
wind, which is still blowing hard from the
northwest, which will prove a severe strain
upon the new levee here. A force of men
are watching and placing sand bags at the
washed places, and everything will be done,
if possible, to keep the levee intact. The
levee af Mound city still holds,
add danville
Attack on the British Government by
the Home Rulers and Parnellites.
Powers Makes a Speech full of Liberality,
and IS Enthusiastically Cheered.
London, Feb. 20. —In the commons to
day, Gladstone deprecated the premature dis
cussion of General Gordon's mission. The
inevitable effect of such discussion would be
to hamper the success of Gordon's mission.
John O'Connor, however, home ruler,
member for Mayo, resumed the debate upon
Parnell's amendment to the address in reply
to the Queen's Speech. The amendment
severely condemned the policy of the govern
ment in Ireland, and demanded immediately
the abandonment of the policy of stimulating
state aided emigration.
Tower said, the present unfortunate condi
tion of Ireland was the greatest difficulty Eng
land has to overcome. He censured the so
called national party for wasting the time of
the house in discussing fractional disputes,
instead of the social improvement of Ireland.
He excused Parnell,beeausehe was surrouud
ed and urged on by^certain lieutenants,
hoping to arrive at similar prominence. He
was strongly opposed to the amendment. It
was very disapointing, and it failed to con
demn with sufficient emphasis the present
policy of stimulating emigration, and made
no mention whatever of the development of
Irish resources. Neither the Nationalists nor
Loyalists had any right to either designation.
Healy's address to the electors of Monoghan
contained absolutely no mention of the Na
tionalist doctrine. It was simply an incite
mentto modern socialism. While Parnell
was posing before the country and complain
ing of his safety having been threatened by a
portion of his countrymen, I quietly awaited
the public vindication of my course. My
declaration of intimidation was a brutal
and immoral practice, now comes
from the lips of Parnell. The members of
the National league have no more right to
rob me of my free speech than to steal my
money from my pocket. Power proceeded
to indict the National leaguers from their
own speeches. He was convinced that Par
nell inwardly dissented from many things
his disciples did, both inside and outside the
house. The Parnellites had been pursuing a
policy adverse to the interests of Ireland,
since the land act was introduced. It was
in consequence of this he has separated from
the Nationalist movement, which impeded
beneficial legislation and imposed upon Ire
band three years of the most stringent
and hateful legislation which had
ever been imposed upon any
country. The Irish landlords owed their
present condition to their neglect of their
most important duties. The Irish discontent
was due, not only to historical events, but
also to the fact that Ireland was smarting be
cause of equal privileges withheld. But bet
ter times were coming when the strife would
be at an end, and England and Ireland
would be more closely united than ever, and
when Ireland would share in equal privileges.
Power was frequently interrupted by applause,
and when he resumed his seat the cheering
was tremendous. The Parnellites maintained
a sullen silence throughout. Powers' on
slaught upon the Parnellites caused a great
Healy, member for Monaghan, replied,
comparing Power's speech to dancing on
a tight rope, and balancing between the
orangemen and the whigs. He reproached
Power for deserting his party, and read ex
tracts from a speech by Powers, years ago,
denouncing the desertion of O'Donahue.
Healey concluded with describing Lord Ross
more, the suspended justice of the peace of
Monaghan, as a "bigoted, malevolent young
Justin McCarthy, liberal and home ruler,
member for Longford, accused the orange
men of seeking to involve the country in
civil war. He described Powers as a repen
tant rebel. The house adjourned.
mysteriously killed.
[Special Telegram to the Globe,]
Fargo, Feb. 20.—George Hawk, the man
round unconscious near the railroad track at
Leonard, is dead. One arm and one leg were
broken and he had a severe cut on his face.
He was a hundred feet from the railroad
track, and it is a mystery as to the cause of
his injuries. He was a single man who came
here from Nebraska about a year ago. The
coroner goes down to-morrow to investigate.
The Michigan and Ohio Trotting Association
Toledo, Feb. 20.—The Michigan and Ohio
Trotting association met here to-day. Erie,
Columbus, Terre Haute, East Saginaw, De
troit, Kalamazoo and Toledo were represent
ed. The circuit will be known as the Cen
tral Spring Trotting circuit, and include the
following-places with the dates of meeting as
annexed: Terre Haute, May 27 to 30; Chicago,
June 3 to 6; Kalamazoo, June 10 to 13, Sagi
naw, 16 to 21; Detroit, June 24 to 27; Toledo,
July Ito 4. Entries for Terre Haute, Kala
mozoo, Detroit, Saginaw, close on June 9.
On the 13th ult., at Trinity church, in
West Philadelphia, Ben F. Maekall, of Moor
head, was married to Mary H., daughter of
the late Col. J. H. Kinty, United States
engineers. The many friends of Mr.Mackall
congratulate him upon his charming acquisi
Tower City has voted bonds for a graded
school, and the edifice will be a worthy one,'
and erected as soon as the spring opens.
Some twenty acres have been selected, north
of the city, in a very prettly location, for the
new college,over which there are large antici
pations. It is designed to erect some of the
buildings the coming season.
The Fargo Parlor minstrels are booked for
Fergus Falls next Saturday night. The im
provements and additions in their revised
programme make their entertainment even
better than has been anticipated, and they
now compare favorably with any burnt cork
troupe that has ever traveled.
A portrait of Wendell Phillips is to be
placed in Fanueil Hall, but the project of a
statue of him in Boston has been abandoned
it is said, in deference to the wishes of Mrs.
Not for their Country, but for Glory
and $1,000 a Side.
A Prize Fight Between the Medium Weights,
Murray and Henry, which Resulted
in Favor of the Latter.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New York, Feb. 20.—A prize fight oc
curred early this morning between James
Murray, of Brooklyn, and Thomas Henry, of
Birmingham, England, who were matched to
test their skill in a twentyjjfour-foot ring for
$1,000 a side. Henry has only been in Amer
ica four months. He arrived here fresh from
fields of conquest in the old country. He
was, in fact, imported by some New York
and Brooklyn sports who believed that as a
middle weight champion he would
excel any one in this country
who would care to enter the
lists with him. Since he has been here he
has been paraded by New York men, and for
some time no person could be found who
was willing to encounter the new arrival in a
twenty-four-foot ring. Finally Jimmy Mur
ray agreed to take his chances with the new
man, and the match was made for $1,000 a
side. The tickets to witness the encounter
were $10 each, and the whole party inter
ested, numbering about 700, assembled be
tween 8 and 10 o'clock last evening at a pop
ular sporting house in Pelham.
The coming fight was kept very quiet in
order to prevent interruption from the au
thorities. At daylight the preliminaries be
ing arranged, the men were brought down
and "scaled. " Murray tipped the beam at
130 pounds, and measured 5 ft. Q% inches.
Henry had the advantage, both in height
and weight, as he stood 5 ft. 7% inches and
weighed 143 pounds. Both men were in ex
cellent condition and showed careful train
ing. Before they stepped into the ring odds
were freely offered at 100 to SO on Murray.
Nearly one hundred members of the Union
League club of New York were present.
When all was ready "Rocky" Moore called
"time." This was at 7:07 a. m., and both
men came up quickly to the scratch. Henry
led with a swinging right-hander but fell
short, and Murray, who had dodged his op
ponent's blow successfully, landed his right
hand on Henry's temple and Henry coun
tered. Both men closed in and Murray did
some "in fighting" and drew the claret from
Henry. First blood was claimed for Murray
by Aaron and allowed, and the men were or
dered to their respective corners. The time
of the round was three minutes.
On the second round when time was called
both men responded promptly. Henry led
off savagely and planted a stinging right
bander on Murray's face. Murray was dazed
for an instant and then he delivered two
blows with the right and left with exceeding
celerity and force and Henry was staggered.
He followed up his advantage by running in
on his opponent and a clinch resulted. When
the men were separated it was noticed that
both showed evidence of hard fighting. Mur
ray's cheek was cut and his nose almost bro
When time was called for the third round
both men went to the scratch as though they
would have sooner remained in their corners.
The desperate fighting they had indulged in
before began to tell, and they were
"winded." This round continued for the
full three minutes and was desperately
fought by both men. When break away was
called they went to their corners and both
were exhausted.
Time for the fourth round was called and
both men showed up better than had been
expected. Henry's right eye at this time
was closed and he was almost blind.
Both countered and exchanged and the
blood flowed freely from each. There was
more hard fighting. Vicious and effective
blows were exchanged, and it was believed
tbat Murray had the best of the fight. When
the men were sent back to their corners the
betting was lively and greater odds were
offered on Murray and accepted.
The fifth round was the last, and when the
man were ordered to toe the mark they re
sponded as well as their condition would
permit. The fighting was as fierce as in the
last round, and good close-quarter work
was witnessed. There was a
clinch, and the men were ordered to break,
which they did. They were then instructed
to face each other again. There was more
hard fighting, until at last Henry got in a
terrific right bander upon the left side of
Murray's jaw, and doubled him up in a heap
upon the ground. Murray remained there as
if dead, and Barney Aaron threw up the
The fight was the most stubbornly contested
of any fight since Sullivan's mill. Some of
Henry's knock-down blows were very much
like Sullivan's. There were a large number
of prominent sporting men present, and a
big pile of money changed hands.
The losses by the fire in the old Era build
ing, NeA York, are estimated at about $45,
Seventy-nine men have been laid off at
the Lake Shore shops at Elkhart. Thi3 makes
about 150 in all.
No dividend will be paid by the Cincin
cinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific for
President Perkins, of the Burlington, ar
rived in Chicago yesterday.
The strike of the weavers in East Lincoln
shire, England is ended.
The steamer France has arrived at London
from New York with the loss of 114 head of
Thadeus S. Avery, of Chichester, Ulster
county, N. Y. during a quarrel nearly mur
dered his wife and then cut his own throat.
Jealousy was the cause.
We have more goods suited to the needs of the WorkingmeL
than any house in Minnesota. We want all the Workingmen
in St. Paul to trade with us, and can and will save them money
on every dollar they leave with us. We sell a good JEAN PANT
for 75c; a good Working SHIRT for 50c; Sweet Orr's OVER
ALLS for 75c; a good common OVERALL for 50c, and will
surely save you a days wages on one suit of clothes,
Workingmen: Remember we guarantee to sell you goods at
less prices than any store in Minnesota. COME AND SEE.
Cor. Third.and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
NO. 52.
The three leading Pianos of the
148 & 150 East Third St.
Grand Opera Honse!
FEB. 21, 22 & 23.
America's Accepted Coiumediao,
In his inimitable creation,
The Commercial Drummer, supported by his own
specially selected company. i . i
Special extra engagement of
Mile AlbinaDeMer,
In her own creation of Dumas' "CAMILLE '
One performance only, Saturday Matinee, Feb. 88.
Sale ol Seats commences 9 o'clock this morn
ing. Prices $1, 75c, 50c and :Jsc,
Grand Opera House!
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
A Season of 3 Nights, Commencing
Monday, February 25th,
Wednesday Matinee, 2 P. M.
Will be signalized by the appearance of the
World-Renowned Artist,
FRANK 1 ■■ ■ tf#t FRANK
lit AM- HJqllVr FRANK
In the Idylic Romance,
siii i _uny l !fi tJLLi sk
Presented with Special New Scenery under tho
management of MR. SHERIDAN CORBYN.
Prices as follows: Reserved seat sale commen
ces at box office Saturday, 9 a.m. Prices, 81,
75c, 50c and 25c.
The Great Spectacular Play,
A Tale of EniiM!
Amazonian march, The Demon's Glen, Ineanta
tion Scene, the Golden Grotto, Glorious Trans
formation Scene. Surpass!ng in splendor any
thing ever produced, Concluding with
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
Every lady visitor presented with an elegunt
souvenir. 80-M
FteDeiiartment rt City of St. Paul.
Office Board of Fire Commis«ionbrs, |
Corner Eighth and Minnesota streets, >
St. Patx, Minn., February 15, 1884. J
Horses Mi !
Good sound horses, from five to eight years old,
weight from 1,450 to 1,000 pounds, suitable tor
Fire Department service. Persons offering
horses under this advertisement will call on Vete
rinary Surgeon C. C. Berkman, corner Sixth and
Cedar streets.
By order of the Board.
F. R. DELANO, President.
W. O'Gokman, Secretary. 47-07
General Druggist
Is settled in his elegant New Store
Corner n and Saint Peter streets,
Where can be found the finest and best of Drugs,
Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Patent Medicines,
etc. Also, all kinds of Garden and Flower Seeds
in their season.

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