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VOL .VII.
DRY GOODS.
THE
OF THE GREAT
$40,00(1 Assignment Sale
OF THE
H E. MAM STOCK
OF
DRY GOODS,
422 Waksliaw Street, j
HAY, FEBRUARY 25!
Will be a Gala Day for Bargains. A tremen
dous cut will be made in the price of
Grey Flannels. U Flannels.
Blue Flannels. Check Flannels.
Blact Flannels. Onera Flannels.
White Flaunels. S. K. Wilson Checks.
LA PORTE FLANNELS,
CANTON FLANNELS,
DRESS FLANNELS,
EMBROIDERED FLANNELS.
BEAVERS,
U Cassimers, U Cassimers,
GLOWS, LABIS CLOTHS,
Hale & Frost's Repellants, Etc., Etc.,
At less than the same goods can be purchased
by any dealer in the country. Every article in
the house a specialty, and an undeniable bar
gain. The people are realizing the fact that
competition in prices is suicidal to those who
undertake it. They are given the benefit of
prices that could be given in no other way save
through failure in business. The creditors are
the sufferers, and the people are the gainers
thereby. Every article has been marked at a
price that will surely sell them.
Ii Sis aid Fiie Dress Goods
We show prices that have never been equaled
in the history of the city. Come early and be
convinced. t
P. T. EAVANAaH,
AUCTIONEER.
Sunday
BROTHERS'
Great ClearingSale
Still Greater Eeductions
During this week, in
Black and Colored Silks,
Cloaks and Dolmans,
Seal Sacpes and Dolmans,
Fur Garments!
SPJECIAL SALE!
20 pieces Black Satin Brocades, 22 inches wide,
$1.50; worth $2.50.
50 pieces G. G. Silks of various manufactures,
in excellent and warranted qualities, at the
unusually low price of $1.
OUR LIXEN AND DOMESTIC SALE offers
additional attractions in
TABLE DAMASKS,
TOWELS, NAPKINS,
TABLE COVERS!
In connection with this sale we offer to-morrow
10 cases of Fruit of Loom and Lonsdale
MUSLINS AT 6c PER YD.
TH1 k MINNESOTA STREETS.
CLOTHIEBS.
We have more goods suited to the needs of the Workingmen
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 doll ar they leave with us. We sell a good JE AN PAN T
for 75c; a good Working SHIRT for 50c; Sweet Orr's OVER
ALLS tor 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.
BOSTONone mceCLOTHING HOUSE
OLYMPIC THEATER, j
Seventh, street, Near Jackson.
ANOTHER GREAT ATTRACTION.
MONDAY, FEB. 25,1884
SIX NIGHTS ONLY.
EMMEBSON & WEST'S
Star AfflanGB Specially ComD'y
THE
3 RONALDO [BROTHERS. 3
In their unrivaled athletie feats, acknowledged
by the press and public, the wonders of the age.
The great character Comedians
MESSRS. CAMPBELL and NIBBE,
In their laughable act of the two Hebrews.
The universal favorites, the great Breakneck
Song and Dance Artists, and Ethiopian Come
dians
LEW | THE SUNLIN BROS. | CHARLES.
The Refined Change Artiste and Vocalist
MISS ALLIE JACKSON.
The Musical Momus,
MR. THOMAS WILSON,
Who will perform solos on nine different instru
ments.
The Eccentric sketch artists,
CAMPBELL AND MARR.
The pleasing Contralto Vocalist,
MISS EDITH MORGAN.
And the great exponents of German Comedy,
MESSRS. EMMERSON AND WEST.
The above list forming the strongest aggrega
tion of talent that have ever appeared in this
theater.
Family Matinees
Wednesday and Saturday.
ST. PAUL, MINN., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1884.
SILKS A>*D FUR GARMENTS.
Oor. Third and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
Anal Mi II
AND
SitoFiiili Maspral,
OP THE
GERMAN SOCIETY,
ATHENAEUM.
Monday Evening, Feb. 25, '84.
SEffiERT'S GRAffl ORCHESTRA.
NOVELTY!
ELEGANCE!
SUPERIORITY!
In Every Feature!
Positively no admittance to the floor except to
subscribers in full mask. Subscription lists now
open with Messrs. P. Thauwald, Paul Faber,
Frank Werner, J. C. Kahlert, P. J. Giesen, Platte
«fc Stein, Walter & Dreher, Mrs. Herwegen, and
with soliciting committee.
TICKETS—for gentlemen, SI; ladies, 50 cents.
Tickets to gallery, 50 cents each. Reserved
seats, 25 cents extra, on sale at J. ZahonjTs
music store and at the door. 52-56
GraiMasperaieBall
GIVEN BY THE
FIRST REGIMENTAL BAD,
AT TURNER HALL,
ox
MoMuf Efeii, Fell. 25.
Tickets admitting lady and gentleman, $1.00.
1 All are invited. 55-5S
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
The Best, Largest & Most
Varied Stock of
PUrSHB
i AND
Musical Merchant,
IN THE NORTHWEST.
We guarantee lower price*, easier terms and
better goods than any small dealer can possibly
! offer. TRY LS.
MMOWARD
148 & 150 East Third St.
__ AMUSEMENTS.
Grand Opera House!
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
A Season of 3 Nights, Commencing
Monday, February 25th,
Wednesday Matinee, 2 P. JI.
Will be signalized by the appearance of the
World-Renowned Artist,
FRANK ■■ A %f M I FRANK
1 KAN K B3 II V fll i i'RANK
Hi'.VK IWlU i FRANK
FKANK llin | \M j FRANK
SUPERIOR DRAMATIC^COMPANY!
In the Idylif Romance,
are! bnUblvEt 1 lff%
(I HE evehgreei* play:)
Presented with Special New' Scenery under the
management of MR. SHERIDAN COKBYN.
Beats now on sale.
Prices, $1, ~r>c, 50c and 25c.
Grand Opera House!
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
3 Stglits & Saturday Matiuee!
COMMENCING
Thursday, February 28.
hemiMFTaders
AND THE
Kate Claxton Company
IN THE
SEA OP ICE!
A car load of scenery and mechanical effects.
Prices Si, 75c, 50c, and 25c. Sale of seats com
mences Wednesday, 9 a. m.
COSTUMES.
Theatrical H Map*
EMPORIUM,
10 West Third street, St. Paul.
I respectfnlly invite the attention of ladies and
gentlemen to my large, most complete and ele
gant stock of new Masquerade Costumes, for
halls, parties, theatrical performances, old folks'
concerts, tableau?, <fcc.
Masks at wholesale.
Country parties, send for list and prices.
P. J. GIESKN.
HEZEKIAH HALL,
(Twelve years established in Saint Paul as)
BEAL ESTATE AND MONEY BROKER,
Corner Third and Robert streets, in the Savings
Bank block, ST. PAUL, MINN.
N. B.—Special attention given to property and
interests of non-resident clients. Investments
guaranteed to nut 7 per cent. Capitalists will
do weil to correspond. 364
BRISBIN & FARWELL,
LAW OFFICE.
BOOM G,
Comer of Wabashaw and Fourth streets.
Over Express Office. 270
MAYOR OF MINNEAPOLIS.
A CARD TO THE PUBLIC.
Mayor Ames Announces Himself an Inde
pendent Candidate,
[Minneapolis News Letter.]
Since my return from Cbicago I find that
several jobs of considerable magnitude have
been put up to down me in the approaching
caueuses and convention. The boss Repub
licans have been trying to make combina
tions with ambitious and sore-head Demo
crats upon false representations, and, appar
ently, the time has arrived for a movement
to the front. I therefore announce myself
as an independent candidate for re-election to
the office of mayor, and I pledge myself to
remain such until the polls close on election
day. Not being prepared by natural endow
ment or education in the art of packing cau
cuses, sending out beer buyers, and employ
ing strikers to distribute lies, I prefer to
leave that field to others, and make my ap
peal directly to the people. If the broad
guage policy wbieh I have pursued for two
years, and under which the city has pros
pered, is what the voters want continued,
they can so express themselves at the polls;
if a narrow-guage plan is decided upon I am
not the person to fill the bill, and will gladly
retire. ' My record as a public
servant is an open hook, and I in
vite fair investigation and the
closest scrutiny and criticisms. If any one
can find a dishonest act in my official record,
or any combination with cliques or men to
wrong the city,.I will resign at once. Other
wise I shall ask for an endorsement or re
pudiation of my official stewardship at the
hands of the people of Minneapolis. I do
not claim to have a policy that fits every
body's idea; but I have always tried, as an
executive, to give every sect and class of
citizens all the personal liberties consistent
with their early education, habits and belief,
and not inconsistent with good order and the
rights of others.
Confusion which was playing to an aver
age of $1,200 at the Fifth Avenue theatre,
New York, doing an average of $500 at the
Comedy theatre, and the receipts of the
Princess Ida at the Fifth Avenue have not
equalled those of Confusion there so far.
(KlnbE.
BULLS AND BEARS.
Both Hail Their Victories—A Drop
in Grain and an Upturn in
Hog Products.
Wheat Declinetl to a Close of 98c on
'Change, With No Bright Pros
pects for a Rise.
Pork Active on Local Speculative Account —
Cattle in Better Demand and Prices
a Shade Higher.
Wall Street Market Inactive, Fears of a
Railroad War Being the De
pressing Cause.
CHICAGO.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 23.—Grain gradually
dropped to-day while hog proeucts had quite
an up turn. Before the hour for commenc
ing business ou 'change there was a very
prominent bull feeling. It was largely due
to some dispatches from different points ou
the* Illinois Central railroad, in the southern
part of the state, which reported the ground
bare aud thoroughly frozen. These dispatch-
ea were accompanied with buying orders
which advanced prices "£c over the opening
which was V over the closes of Thursday.
This gain was soon lost however by a gener
al onslaught by the bears and the
closing of a lot of trades stopped
at 9%}S(a'.w. and the market finally closed on
'change at 97%(e£93 for May. On the curb
there was but little disposition to trade aud
May wheat was weak at 97%. Nat Jones,
N. B. Ream, Charley Singer aud Jacob Cado
hy are now reported short on an immense
quantity of wheat, and they act as though
they intended to hammer the market down
to a point where they can safely cover,
wheat appears to have but few friends.
Miuor, Richards & Co. say: "We cannot
see anything at present that is liable to put
prices up much, only as the shorts may
cover. It will, lu our opinion, take targe
buying and by strong parties to turn the
course of the market."
Shepard A: Peacock say: "It seems now
that we must get cither an actual demand
for wheat or else must get reports of damage
to winter wheat, before we eaa draw either
support or outside orders enough to amount
to anything."
Crittenden a Harvey say: "There is
nothing iu tM- situation to warrant antici
pating mueh of a bulge right away outside
of the large short interest and low prices pre
vailing."
Root Lindblow & Co. say: "The old bulls
are tired and disgusted, aud we see no signs
of any real bull movement, or any cause for
it. In two months this May wheat will have
to be paid for, aud half a cent storage after
that."
McCormick, Kennett &, Day say: "The
crowd are all short, and low prices aud re
ports of damage to winter wheat, which are
sure to come next month, will cause a rush
to cover and a sharp upturn. If you buy
wheat at present prices It may go a cent or
two lower, but you will have an opportunity
to sell it at about $1.00 sure."
A. M. Wright & Co. say: "The trading
was largely between local operators, and al- '
though there is very little outside demand
for auy purpose there are reasons for think
ing that the large selling of the past
few days has created a heavy short interest.
This with the present unfavorable condition
justifies the opinion that, inasmuch as prices
have already receded 4%c from the point
from which they turned down,the risk of sell
ing short must be largely increased,and those
who desire to do so will do well to consider
the contingencies of <:a weather scare,
and the temper of the bull crowd, who
are ever on the watch to take advantage of
any circumstance calculated to aid them in
squeezing the shorts by manipulating prices
for an upturn."
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "The gen
eral situation must change materially favor
ing the bull side during the next month, else
they will be sold out of existence. We think
prudent holders had better be trimming their
sails now with this end iu view. Every day
now is just so much nearer the crop, a fac1
that should be kept steadily in view. The
bear feeling is increasing rapidly now and
we are nearly converted."
Corn was moderately active, but the de
mand was chiefly to cover shorts. Prices
were irregular and business destitute of vim.
Opened a shade higher, but receded %c, and
after repeated fluctuations in which prices
followed wheat up and down, closed at about
the same as Thursday. It was said that both
buying and selling orders came from New
York, but the failure of the market to break
was chiefly due to the support given by large
holders, as the legitimate influences were not
calculated to increase confidence In future
values,the week's receipts being 591,500 bush
els over the shipments, and larger than for
the same week in the four preceding years.
Oats and rye were both dull and prices
remain about as they closed on Thursday.
May oats, 36%c; rye, 62^c.
Pork was active on local speculative ac
count, but values very irregular. It opened
firm and [email protected] higher, the advance being
engineered by a combination of large opera
tors, a majority of whom are packers, their
object being to squeeze the shorts and make
them settle, and at the same time enable
them to sell lines to outsiders, in both of
which they were successful, as the shorts
seeing their position bought in at once,
while the tellers thinking another up raid
was contemplated took the bait freely. Sell
er option fot May delivery opened at $18.45
(218.50, but under large offerings declined
to $18.25, when the bulls rallied it to $18.50.
It closed at [email protected]
Lard was without new features of a legiti
mate character and business was confined to
local scalpers. It opened 10c higher in sym
pathy with pork. The market opened at
$10.00 for May, declined to $9.87>£ and
closed at $9.90(39.92*4.
The receipts of cattle at the stock yards to
day were about the same as last Saturday,
but for the week ending to-night about 3,000
less than last week. Under light receipts
and an improved demandthere was an active
market, at a shade stronger prices than yes
terday. The market closing [email protected] higher
than the first days of the week, yet only a
shade stronger than last Saturday. About
everything salable in the shipping and dressed
beef line was disposed of at an early hour.
The stocker and feeder trade was dull, with
but few buyers, and a rather inferior lot of
stock to select from.
Hogs came in 5,000 stronger, though about
3,000 less than last Saturday, hut for the
week about 2,000 ahead of last week. There
was considerable activity for Saturday, and
the common light sorts that have been so dif
ficult to dispose of for the past two or three
days were in more active demand, two or
three fresh buyers making their appearance
on the market. For light there was little or
no change in prices. Common and rouhg
packing grades underwent no particular
change. In fact, outside of one or two lots
of fancy Philadelphias, which sold higher,
there was little or no change. About the only
improvements were a more active demand
and a chance that the pens would be about
cleared for the first time Uiis week.
The receipts of sheep were only 900 or
1,000, somewhat below last Saturday, but for
the week ending to-night about 4,000 more
than last week. The market was quiet,
owing to the small numbers on sale with
prices about the same as Thursday, the week
closing on a steady market and a shade
firmer prices as against a week ago. We
quote, Common, $3.50<tt3.75; medium $4.00
@4.50; good, $4.75(a5: choice, $5.25(<£5.50;
and extras, $5.75<a6; lambs, ?G<36.10.
Howard. White <S* Co., of the DiuUj Com
mercial Bulletin, review the forenoon market
as follows: Speculative trading exhibited
considerable activity in the market for hog
products during the week just closed,
and the feeling was nervous and I
unsettled throughout. During the early part
the undertone of the market indicated a
weaker feeling, due in a measure to a de
cline in the prices of bogs, and more inclina
tion on the part of speculators to sell for future
delivery. When the decline set in margins
were called with considerable freedom, which
added to the depression in a general way,
particularly by the offerings on behalf of wit"
side parties, and assisted to some extent in
reducing prices. The demand was not par
ticularly urgent, and the bulk of the trading
was credited to local operators, outside par
ties bciug less anxious to follow the market
either way at present prices. This caused a
material reduction in the prices for all the
leading articles.
Toward the close quite a sharp reaction
set in, ami prices rallied again partially, and
finally closed with considerable strength.
Trading centered largely in contracts for
May and June delivery, and operators ap
peared to be transferring their contracts
ahead as much as possible. The inquiry for
shipment was moderate with tradiug chiefly
in a quiet way, and orders in most instances
for small quantities to "bridge over*'and
supply immediate wants. The recent ad
vance, and the approach of the Lenten season
make merchants iu distributing and con
suming markets, cautious and careful in
their trading, and they are not muuh inclined
to replenish their stock at present. The stocks
on hand are not very large for the season
and were gradually decreasing. The re
ceipts of the product from the iuterior were
very large and the shipments were light for
the season of the year. The export move
ment is comparatively small aud shows a
gradual reduction as compared with the re
turns of the past winter packing season to
date. It is calculated here that the liual re
turns of the packing of the west, will show
a decrease of 690,000 to 700,0W hogs, ami
should the average weight exhibit a decrease
of ten pounds per head, the aggregate decrease
would be equal to :100,UU0 hogs additional.
The average weight here will be very light
and the returns for the winter season will
probably not show mueh excess over the
average weight for the past summer—some
thing very unusual.
The average yield of lard, ton, will no I
doubt exhibit a decrease. Some calculations
arc made that tin- receipts of \i"<j> will be
larger during the summer months, I>nt that
to.considerable of a conundrum at present.
The foreign demand for hog products
was comparatively lighter during tbe
week just closed. There was a lit'le in
quiry for lard for the English markets, and a
few round lots were purchased.
Bacon was little sought for. and only a
few small orders were provided for. Stocks
abroad are notv«y large, but are suilickni
to meet present wants, especially as the
leuten season Is near. Prices in Liverpool
have been on a declining scale, and are
about 2s lower on lard aud [email protected] lower
on bacon then reported one week ago.
Continental markets are also easier. The
exports continue moderate, ami a good por
tion forwarded are In tirst hands The do
mestic demand for hot; products m fair.hut
a good portion of the trading was in a quiet
way. Prices were a little mure favorable to
buyers, but this did not stimulate business
to any extent. Trade with the south was
somewhat restricted, owing to the high waters
prevailing in the Ohio valley, and consider
able product Las been delayed here
awaiting shipment. The movement to
the south has been somewhat enlarged within
the past two or three days. Orders from the
Paeitie coast markets were fair for special
articles. Trade with the Canadian markets
was rather higher. Orders from the eastern
markets showed a little improvement but the
inquiry was mainly for pickled meats. Con
siderable produce has been disposed of at in
terior points to be distributed within the next
thirty days.
Chicago Financial.
[Special Telegram to the ('lobe.J
Chicago, Feb. 2:'.—Banks were fairly called
on to-day for loanable funds, which the principle
institutions report iu sufficient supply for all
legitimate requirements. Call loans of a desir
able character are made at S'j'isO per cent, with
time favor going at (i'/j^tM per cent. Eastern
exchange is lirmer than during tbe early part
of the week, and becanse of the scarcity of offer
ings sold at 50c premium per
$1,000. Foreign was also firmer
to-day CO day doenmentery sterling selling
at $4.85. The bank clearings for the week
(with one holiday) foot up a total of $35,
675,657.72, being about $1,160,000 less than
for the corresponding week last year.
Henry Clews & Co., wired Schwartz & Du
pee as follows: "Prices at the opening of
the exchange this morning were fractionally
lower than the closing ones of yesterday, but
soon therearter Reading was stimulated by a
vaccinating process for the purpose of in
occulating the general market, but it did not
take to that, so on Monday it will most
probably be tried over again on some other
more sympathic body. The business of the
day was excessively dull, and doubtless ma
terially dwarfed by a special ov?r our special
wire fiom Chicago, which stated that the Tri
bune, of that city, editorially sets forth that
the west was on the eve of the great
est railroad war ever known. Another
damaging rumor was that a
million of gold was packed for export. Ad
vancing the market on top of the recent im
portant rise, will require, we fear, the lead
ers to often moisten their hands to enable a
new and firmer hold to be taken in order to
sustain an additional upward movement.
For the present prices should be regarded as
sufficiently high to justify realizing profits
whenever they crop out.
NEW [YORK.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
New York, Feb. 23.—The coal stocks mo
nopolized the attention of operators to-day
and, Reading was particularly active with a
brisk demand for it from the moment the
exchange opened, next in point of interest
came the West Shore bonds; they were
wanted and improved in prices. The
grangers, Vanderbilt and some of Mr.
Gould's favorites cut no figure Whatever in
to-day's business. Alton was up to 130,
Oregon railway fell back some 4 per cent
from Thursday's figures. The market was
inactive a good part of the time. There was
but a single quotation in Pullman Palace and
and none in several of the light weights.
The bank statement showed a loss in re
serve of $249,450. There was no change
during the afternoon worth mention. Read
ing continued the leader up to the finish,
with Delaware & Lackawanna following, the
NO. 55.
balance being almost entirely neglected.
The bears who are short of the grangers, di.i
their best to depress them, but with pool
success. Instead of $200,000 gold beine
shipped on Wednesday, it turns out thatonly
a trifle over 1500,000 left this country during
the entire week. The first quotations on
Delaware Jc Hudson are ex-dividend of Y'i
per cent. This stock is favorably mention- J
for an advance. Mr. Gould is reported a*
bullish on Northern Pacific.
Early in the day the St. Paul crowd advis
ed the purchase of their stock for ninety
seven and said that next week, when St.
Paul sells at 100 and Omaha at par it will be:
time enough to stop and take a look at tin
situation. Othors predicted a sbsxp rise In
Delaware A: Hudsou. Oregon Transconti
nental was also pointed out as a good thint;
for a turn.
Cleveland advices staled that it is gener
ally conceded there that the Cleveland C<>
lunbus, Cincinnati & Iudianapolis dividend i
will be C per cent. cash. The Chicago, Bur-
BagtOD (ft yuiuey declared a dividend OB*9
percent., payable March IS. The books
Close February -Jo and open March 10. Tin
only thing now reported to be. against the
market is the fear of a Rock Islaud and
Northwestern fight A repetition of this
week's market is expected now, and the mar
ket is considered a purchase on any further
decline.
KEIFER-BOYNTON.
A Cousin of Pnsidcnt ('uriield Ex
amined in This
Cast'.
He Acknowledges That He Hud Several
Conversations Lately With
Keifer's Friends.
Washington*, Feb. 23.—Tbe Keifer-Boyn*
ton investigating committee resumed it.-- i
sion this inoruiug. Chas. S. Oilfield, cattle
dealer, Clevelaml, Ohio, cousin of President
Garfield, ni the tirst witness. He had
known Boynton about a year and a half, and
Keifer about the same length of time. Wll
at Washington the latter part of February,
1<S:'. Was present at a convention which
took place somewhere about the 1st of
March, between Boynton, J. W. Elder, and
he thought somebody else. He hemd most
of the conversation. It was in regard to
some claim whtefa Elder bad and whteh be
wished to speak to Boynton about. Boynton'a
reply in substance, was be could do
DOthing wilh it. He said he hail a claim him
self, and that if Keifer would not take hold
A that, he would not take hold Of the smaller
biH that Elder had. He said it was the
McGarrahan bill, ami any one who would
not take hold of that bill would not take hold
>f a bill Of |5,QO0 or 16,000. lb' said be bud
been to see (Mineral Keifer about it, and be
Hon Id do nothing with it. He said that the
• |K-aker would leave the chair without either
friends or money. He said lIcGaiTaban-a
ijill was a huge one, and any one who would
>e of assistance would get pay fur it. That
mis the .substance of the COBversation which
look place in the west hall of the bouse of
representatives. He could not lix the •
lav of the conversation. It was abOUttbe
middle of the week before congress ad
journed.
Ou eross-cxuiniuutlon by the committee
tie- witness stated he did not .understand
Boynton to say he liad made representations
to Keifer thai there was money in the bUD tot
any one who Would take it up. Could no*
say whether Buvnu<i> said he hud a claim 01
not.
On cross -examination by Boynton, wi tries?
admitted he bad but a aught acquaintance
with Boynton. He was here at one time to
tr\ and get a government position aud culled
on Boynton for assistance. The latter did
not promise to assist Mm, aud in fact uevr
did since that time. Ills relations with
Boynton wen- confined to bidding each
K good-day when they met on the street.
might have been in Boynton's
once after he called to
ask his assistance. It seemed
§ to witness that Boynton should thus ex
himsclf to a practical stranger, and be
ght that Boynton was mad about some
thing, or he would not have don- it. Wit
ness did uot know of his own knowledge
that this Eider took a prominent part in the
Kellogg-SpoiTord contested election Investi
gation. He had nerer mentioned this con
versation to Keifer. He first made it known
yesterdav to the counsel for General Keifer.
By Chairman Hopkins—"When did you
last see Elder:-'
"This morning." •
■•Prior to that?"
"Night before last."
"Prior to that?"
"We boarded at the same hotel until the
29th of May."
'•Did you see him between the 29th of May
and nisriit before last!' 1
"I did."
"Whent- 1
"I think it was on Monday or Tuesday."
"When-;"
"At Cleveland."
"Did you have 'any conversation with him
about this matter:"
••This matter was mentioned then."
By Adams—"Did be say whether anybody
sent him to Cleveland to see you;"
••Witness, "No sir."
Chairman —"Had you been subpoenaed
prior to the arrival of Elder In Cleveland;"
Witness —"I had not."
Chairman —"Had you been notified befora
thai that you would be wanted?-"
Witness—"1 had."
Chairman—"By whom?"
Wttaa —"Bj Setter, 'jy telegraph."
••Did you come on from Cleveland to
Washington with Elder:"
•Yes sir."
This closed the examination of the witness,
and Coleman aefead forsul jpcenaa to be
issued on J. W. Elder. W. *i5. Moore, Buffalo;
Henry Maddox, New York; A. J. Works,
Washington; A. C. Smith, Washington;
Thos. H. Gardner, Washington; and W. B.
Green, Rockville. The testimony wliu b
would be given by these witnesses ',vas of
such a nature that the investigation ouglit
not to be concluded on the part of Ke: f. r un
til it could be placed before the COB ,iuiUee.
If the committee would give hirn Of le week
he pledged himself that no further contin
uance would be asked for. Boynto n asked
Keifer what he meant by stating in his
speech that he (Boynton) had forged a letter,
etc., but the committee decided the question
involved a collateral matter whic h should
not be gone into, and Wilson re in ax ked jocu
larly: ''If we attempt to find out w' jet her the
members lie a little on t!le K K ■». now and
then, we would be interfering -vita our own
prerogatives." Adjourned until next Satur
j day.
Preparing for tbe Convention.
I Special Telegram to the Globe.-)
CniCAGO, Feb. 23.—Delegates from thirteen
states to the National Democratic convention,
to be Jvdd here next July, have te'.egraphed
to the Palmer house engaging rooms for that
occasion. As the Palmer house Is widely
known as the great Democratic he*adquart<rs
of Chicago, the other hotels have not yet
fared so well. They aay at the Palmer that
they can take care Of three thousand of these
political guests, so when that number has
>ef n absorbed, the other houses will have a
chance to fight for the remainder. P. ii.
Palmer, of the Boston Globe, has secured a
suite of rooms at the Tremout during the
convention.
Business Trouble**.
St. Lons, Feb. 23.— John O. Sullivan,
lumber merchant, bM assigned. Assets,
43<),V00- liabilities not known.

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