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With Slight Fluctuations, But
Still the Day Was the
Dullest for Months'.
The Provision Market Simply Para
lyzed by the "Bio: .[•• - Pork
Easy at a Decline.
Wheat Dull, but With a Firmer Feeling Pre
vailing—Cattle in Better Demand-
Sheep Fairly Active.
An Improvement and Gain in StrenRth in
Willi Street, with the Bulls Ahead.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 29.—It has been the dullest
day on 'change known for months. This will
be readily understood when it is seen that
the fluctuations of May option was con
fined within the following limits: Wheat %c;
corn ' 4 e: pork 32>£c; lard 10c, and ribs7^c.
This was owing somewhat to its being the
c using day of the month and Friday, some
what to the continued cold weather, but
more to the discrimination of both sides of
the market to increase tlr.ir lines while
everything and everybody is in such
a pivotal state. The operations of the "big
four have completely paralyzed the provision
market, and their baleful influence has flowed
over into other pits. They are now operating
singly, or sometimes training in pairs, and
hence local speculators are but little affected
by their movements, but the outside world
does not know this, and hence is chary of
risking any venture against "loaded dice or
manipulated deals," as the co-operative
movements of Nat Jones, N. P. Ream, Char
ley Singer and Jack Cudahy have been un
kindly characterized by some of their com
Wheat was dull and at times the pit was
almost, deserted, but the cold weather and re
ports that the winter wheat fields in Kansas
and Northern Missouri were bare of snow,
and the "plant" likely to sustain severe dam
age from freezing, caused a firm feeling at
the opening. A few buying orders also came
from those sections, the feeling of which in
connection with covering by the shorts, who
were rendered uneasy by the low tempera
ture, enabled sellers to secure an advaucc of
[email protected]%c per bushel over yesterday's last sales
and the advantage was sustained at. the close
of the morning session. But aside from the
frost scare, as above slated, and statements
ments that New York exports of wheat and
its equivolent in flour were equal
to 105,000 bushels of the former,
the influences were adverse to an advance,
Liverpool and London markets being quoted
weak and dull. Advices from southern and
central portions of the states of Indiana,
Kentucky and Iowa represented the plant
well protected by snow, and there was little
disposition to take large lines by the class of
operators whose presence as buyers has a
tender . V to increase confidence in values.
No. 2 Keened at 97-^c; May sold at 97J£@98
on spot, closing firm on change at $~%@%.
The feature of dealings was the increased
percentage of .Tune business.
An unusual quiet pervaded the corn pit
but prices were steady. What little specula
tive business was transacted was almost en
tirely on local account but few outside orders
being received. Receipts were little smaller
and 24 per cent, suspected contract. Ship
pers bought moderately of lower grades. For
eign advice were unfavorable. Prices
varied but slightly and closed
about same as closing figures
on 'change yesterday. No. 2 was in higher
request, and ear lots, dated February 20, and
since sold at 53%@53%c, closed at about
53%c. Receipts dated February 10 to 25,
inclusive, were quotably }-£c less—this being
the difference in storage to carry into May.
Winter storage is quotably l^e less than
those dated 26th and since. High mixed
was quiet, and sold at 53%c for gilt edge re
ceipts. Rejected was ' quiet at 42, 1. new
mixed at 49c, and new high mixed 50' 4 c.
Sample corn is in good shipping request and
the market is steady for no grade and reject
ed, while new mixed was easy. There was
less real poor corn among arrivals. No grade
sold at 35ej)2.)}.£c for common to very choice;
mainly at [email protected]; rejected sold at 44>^(a>
4S)4c; largely at : _;'@47c; new mixed sold
Chiefly at 49c, with a few cars at 50c. New
high mixed at 51c. Ear corn was dull and
mostly poor corn, which is very dull—a few
cars sold at 41c. On the board there was
some spasmodic selling by Field, Lindley &
Co. and Geddes. "Deacon" Hobbs put out
a few blocks which were popularly supposed
to be for the account of Comstock. Oniy
305,000 bushels were traded on call.
There was a moderate business transacted
in the market for hog products, but largely of
a speculative character and in more deferred
deliveries, Operators appear to be trans
ferring their contracts ahead as much as pos
sible. The feeling was somewhat unsettled
and prices ruled irregular and lower in all
eading descriptions. Offerings were not very
large and the demand was fairly active
especially from local shorts. The shipping
demand continues limited and generally
small quantities were called for. The re
ceipts of hogs . were not very large
and the market was weak and
prices were [email protected] lower, which had an in
fluence on the course of the market for the
product. Foreign advices were unfavorable
and Liverpool quotations were reduced 9d on
lard and Is on bacon. Eastern markets were
easier in a general way.
Receipts of the product were light asd ship
ments moderate, trading fairly active in
the market for mess pork early in the day,
but ruled rather quiet during the latter part
of the session. The market
opened rather easy at [email protected] decline,
but under the influence of a good demand from
the shorts, prices advanced [email protected] Later
an easier feeling prevailed and prices settled
back [email protected] and ruled steady to the close.
Shipping inquiry was light and cash lots were
quotable at [email protected] '
Lard and short ribs followed pork, although
the demand was limited to covering contracts
for future delivery. There was a marked in
crease in the attention paid to June. The
settlement price for overplus lard deliverable
on March contracts, has been fixed at $9.42 J^.
On curb there was a tendency toward abetter
felling, and closings were: May wheat 97>£c;
corn, 57^c; pork, $1S.00; lard, $9.70; ribs,'
A. M. Wright & Co. say: "Markets on
»change are destitute of new features calcu
lated to largely influence prices in either di
rection, and the volume of business trans
acted was about the smallest of any day this
month. "Trading was also largely between
local operators, and so far as it regards pro
visions it is generally conceded that business
In speculative articles Cor future delivery his
been killed by the innnipui.-.lors of the. 'big
four,'which, as, stated yesterday, have dis
gusted legitimate dealers and induced them
to keep out of the deal until prices are based
more nearly on commercial principles than
• they have been during the past two months."
Robert Lindblom "■& Co. say: "We are
disposed to be passive it our views as to the
! next thirty days, but this is all we can con
i cede to the bull side."
Driver received a terrible bear dispatch
from Fraley of St. Louis which ran that the
1 balance of trade was against us; that wheat
would go to 90c. sure and perhaps to 85c. and
that corn would go lower than any "bear"
could ever dream of, etc. Some
were thoughtless enough to ascribe
the stronger feeling on the curb to these St.
Louis prophecies.
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say in their cir
cular to-night: "The milling demand in
Ohio and Indiana is getting quite urgent
now, and local shippers findinggood markets
at home at prices [email protected] per ccent. higher
than can be realized by shipping to regular
markets, and it is quite generally believed
now that interior mills must soon draw their
supplies from stores at centre of accumula
tion. But this same talk has been current
for sixty days, and is still a conjectured and
a far fetched bull argument."
Shepard & Peacock say: "Until this
market shows greater inducement we appre
hend outside speculation will continue in its
lethargic state."
Crittenden & Harvey say: • "We would
rather buy wheat at these prices than sell it,
as the short interest is large and growing
less confident, owing to the steadiness of the
. McCormick, Kennedy & Day say: "We
advise buying wheat for the present on every
little break."
The flour, market was very slow and quiet.
Shippers are not buying, and local jobbers
are merely buying an occasional lot.
The feeling is steady, and former prices
adhered to; spring wheat flour
sold at [email protected]; good to choice soft
spring wheat, [email protected], and Minnesota
bakers', at [email protected] Patents ranged at
[email protected], and some brands .were held
higher. Low grades are quotable at £2.00(«)
3.25; rye flour, [email protected]; buckwheat flour,
dull at $5.00 per barrel for choice.
Receipts of cattle at the yards to-day foot
up 5,200, or about the same number as last
Friday, but there is an increase so far of
about, 600, as compared with the correspond
ing period last week. The market is under
light receipts here and in St.
Louis, and a better demand in New York,
opened active with an advance of [email protected] on
shipping and dressed beef cattle, making
the. advance as compared with Wednesday,
the lowest day thlis week, equal to [email protected]
Estimated receipts of hogs for the day were
10,800, or 3,000 less than last friday, and
for the week so far about 23,000 less than
for corresponding period last week. The
market again opened dull and weak, the first
sales showing another decline of [email protected] with
but few regular buyers and no speculators
on the market. One of the packing firms
was buying lights and skips for
the first time this season. Rough
packing hogs sold at [email protected];
fair to good at §[email protected]$6.75; shippers at
§[email protected]; and best heavy at [email protected] A
few Philadelphias made [email protected]
Receipts of sheep for the day were 3.000, or
800 to 900 more than last Friday, while for
the week the increase is about 6,000 over the
corresponding period last week. The market
is fairly active at steady range of price, in
fact a few loads of best made a shade more
money. Some western that had been held
here for several days, for which at one time
salesmen could not get over $5.75 or So.80,
were to-day sold for $6.00. '•' The general mar
ket is steady and prices firm.
Chicftffo Financial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 2!).There was the nsual call
at the banks to-day for loanable funds which
were in sufficiently plentiful supply to go around.
The highest grade of call loans were made at
5;[email protected] per cent, and ordinary business time pa
per at Q lA®7 per cent. It is reported that the
Merchants Loan and Trust company were on the
street to-day trying to buy $500,000 worth. For
eign exchange was firm at $1.85 Y s for sixty days
documentary sterling. Associated bank clearings
were $5,002,000 against $6,774,000 yesterday.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
New YoiiK,Feb. 29.—There was no change
for the better visible when business opened
this morning. A few properties made slight
gains but there was a lack of support, and it
looked as though the leaders in the late up
ward movement had forsaken the cause, for
a time, at least. There was a spurt in West
Shore bonds about midday, and the market
generally looked brighter all around. There
was quite a fight in St. Paul during the morn
ing and preferred was depressed also.
Business was well distributed, with total
transactions up to noon of nearly 400,000
shares. The coal stocks were firmer, with
heavy trading in Delaware & Lackawanna.
Grangers and Union Pacific came next. The
sudden collapse of yesterday was not forgot
ten, and operators were somewhat skeptical
snd slow to believe that the improvement to
day was but covering by shorts who ap
peared dissatisfied in the strength exhibited
in many stocks which they had disposed
of during the earlier hours. It was quite
evident before the day ended that there was
purchasing for long account as well. There
was excellent buying of West Shore bonds at
least, with indications that they will go still
higher. The whole market showed consider
able strength, and prices were about at their
best when the exchange closed. About
$1,100,000 in gold was engaged for ship
ment to-morrow. Slayback and the room
traders were sellers of the list. Vanderbilt
brokers were buying Lake Shore, and were
heavy buyers of Lackawanna. Mark Strong
& Co. were buyers of Lnion Pacific. Granger
stocks were suspiciously steady, St. Paul hold
ing between 88%" and 89 with large trans
actions. Dividend stoeks were strong all
day, noticably Rock Island and Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy, and there seemed to be
quite a demand for Northwest and Lacka
wanna. There was good investment buying
of Omaha preferred in the afternoon. Van
derbilt is reported to have said this morning
that he has not sold a share of stock this week,
and that he has full confidence in the situa
tion, and that the bears who sold Lake Shore
so heavily yesterday, will be unable to cover
without loss.
The Eastern Storm.
New York, Feb. 29.—The storm which
swept the Atlantic coast last night and to-day
was severe along the New England coast.
Many smaller crafts were driven ashore but
the crews were rescued as far as is known.
Westerly winds made the tide so unusually
low at Sandy Hook, that the steamship Ar
cassian grounded in entering port, but later
floated uninjured. In ' the interior of the
state the snow interfered with the running of
trains. In Newport harbor the steam tug
Cohasset, attached to the United States train
ing ship New Hampshire, struck on a rock
not known to exist. The accident was
caused by the water being blown out of the
harbor. Montreal, Quebec, and St. Johns,
N. B., report fierce snow storms and a block
ade of trains and country roads.
£g Holstein Cattle Imported.
Boston, Feb. 29.— steamship Boston
City, from Loudon, brought ninety head of
choice Holstein cattle for breeding , purposes.
Loss to Strikers.
Fall River, Mass., Feb. * 29. — The
direct loss to operatives since the strike be
gan is $100,000.;
Gov. Dingley Expresses His Views
on the Danger of Overcoin
age of Silver Dollars.
A Minority Report on the JlcPherson
Bill Relative to National Bank
A Commission to Examine the Jetties-The
Manning-Chalmers Contest-
Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washington, Feb. 29.—The naval appro
priation bill, which comes up in the house to
morrow, will occasion a lively debate, and
members of both political parties will be on
hand in force. It is believed that all amend
ments will be voted down, and the bill pass
ed substantially as reported from the appro
priations committee.
A communication from the department of
justice to Representative Muldrow, of Mis
sissippi puts a new phase upon the^contested
election case of Chalmers against Manning,
of Mississippi. Manning claims that Chal
mers was an officer of the United States at
the time he was voted for for congress, and is
therefore, disqualified from taking'a seat in
congress, even if he had not been elected by
frauds at the ballot box. Chalmers denies
that he is disqualified for that reason or
that he was elected by fraud. Muldrow, of
Missouri, wrote to the attorney general in
quiring whether Chalmers was in the em
ployment of the government. The attorney
general has replied that Chalmers was em
ployed, and presented two bills for services
as attorney, one of which was paid and the
other disallowed; that Chalmers has not re
signed and is still employed
by the government. It appears
that although Manning has a certificate of
election he has little hope of being seated,
and aims to induce the committee on elec
tions to recommend that congress remand
the contest to the people for a new election.
In compliance with the recommendation
of the secretary of war and chief of engineers
the committee on rivers and harbors have
agreed to report a bill appropriating $6,000 ,
for the survey and examination
of the channel at the south pass,
of the Mississippi river, to ascertain whether
Captain Fades has maintained during the
current fiscal year the depth and width of
channel contracted for; also an appropria
tion of $2,100 for the establishment of water
gauges and to pay the expense of daily obser
vations of the rise and fall of the lower Mis
sissippi river and of the Ohio, Missouri,
Tennessee and Arkansas rivers during the
year ending June 80, 1884. The committee
will ask that these appropriations be made
immediately available.
A few days ago the committee on banking
and currency reported favorably on McPher
son's bill in relation to national bank circu
lation, which passed the senate last Monday.
The bill provides that upon any deposit of
interest bearing bonds any national
banking .. association . -fhall i-be-,'..entitled
to receive circulatin g notes equal in
amount to the par value of bonds
deposited, provided that at no time shall he
total amount of such notes issued exceed the
amount of the paid up capital stock of the
association. It also gives gold banks the
same privilege. A minority of committee
have asked leave to submit dissenting views,
and Mr. Buckner says he will submit the
following reasons for objecting to the bill.
Mr. Miller, of Texas, and Mr. Yapels, of
Michigan, concur with him. He says
the bill has a . tendency to put
millions of dollars in the pocke^ of the
holders of 4 and 4J^ per cent, bonds of the Un
ited States. These bonds have already largely
advanced in their market price since the
meeting of congress and the discussion of
like measures, which not only has saved to
the people, in interest on public debt, mil
lions of dollars as compared with notes of
banks, and furnished a circulation acceptable
to the entire country and * but
for rivalry of banks would long
since have been adopted as the sole paper cir
culation of the United States. Thereouirhttobe
no difference in opinion as to the policy of
the government in issuing entire credit cir
culation, so long as it continues to issue one
half of it, and does not propose to distrust
the greenback part of the circulation.
Gen. Dingley, of the banking and currency
committee, in reply to an inquiry as to the
probable effect of the continued coining of
over valued silver, said, "There can be no
doubt that if the present policy is continued
long enough that mischievous results will
surely follow. It is impossible in the long
run to make a silver dollar, intrinsically
worth only eighty-five cents, circulate side
by side with a gold dollar .worth 100 cents.
For the time being the redemption of the
silver-dollar instead of gold for government
dues keeps the silver dollar and silver
certificates in limited circulation, and prob
ably will be so until the balance of trade
turns against us. Then look out for
"Do you look upon the present shipment
of gold as making the beginning of a steady
drain of that metal?" •
"No, I don't. I see nothing in the present
condition of trade to warrant the supposition
that-gold is to continue to leave us
to a great extent at present.
The balance of trade is in our
•favor and is not likely to turn against us this
year. The treasury has about $143,000,000 in
it and they will likely continue to advance
under its operation. It sacrifices the interests
of the tax payers of the country to the
necessities of bank circulation by neces
sarily advancing the price of bonds, which the
treasury will be compelled to purchase at the
market price within three or four years, thus
adding largely to the burdens of taxation.
Col. T. C. Power and Mr. Conrad, of
Helena, and James E. Bogue, of Sioux City,
have arrived.
Senator Sabin went to New York to
day. . ,
Wm. Merriam and Horace Thompson, of
St. Paul, .have arrived from the south.
C. N. Nelson, H. M. Cannon and S. R.
Stimson, of Stillwater, are here.
[Western Associated Press. |
Washington, , Feb. 29.Representative
Nichols has been instructed by the. house
committee on military affairs to make an ad
verse report on the bill providing for the per
petuation of the offices of general and lieut.
general of the army.
The house committee on commerce has
agreed to report Representative Stewart's
bill to regulate interstate commerce, and to
provide for the appointment of a commis
sion. An amendment to prohibit pooling
has been added to the bill. Each member of
the committee, while assenting to the propo
sition to report,' reserved the right to suggest
amendments when up for consideration V in
the house. .,■".■ . • "
I ■;!, The bill provides in the transportation of
property the charges shall be "reasonable ;' for
such service, that there shall be no- discrimi
nation in the transportation of , freight, that
it shall be unlawful to allow any rebate, and,
that pooli- under any" circumstances shall j
; be unlawful. The bill also provides • for '• the;
appointment of a commission,:, to consist of
three members to • investigate eomplaints,
and if satisfied, that the act has been, vio
lated, the commission is required 'to notify
the company to cease its .' violation. If - the
company fails to comply with the decision
of the commission r within six days, it shall
be required." to show : cause why it should
not be - enjoined' and' restrained -from
the continuance of such violation.
you're ■ ANOTHER.
The attention of Mr. Nimmo', chief of \ the
bureau on statistics, was to-day called to the
statements made at Ottawa/ yesterday, by
John Lowe, secretary *j of | the department of
agriculture, Canada, in regard to the statis
tics of Canadian immigration into the United
States, published by the bureau. Nimmo de
clared these statements utterly false and
scandalous. John Lowe, he says, has put
forth sililar outrageous statements every
year for the last four years,' and the collectors
of customs along the northern frontier have,
time and again, proved them malicious false
hoods. With respect to the affidavits ' from
the collectors of customs at Port Huron and
Fort Gratiot, said to have been submitted by
Lowe, impugning the accuracy of- the state
ments of the bureau of statistics as to Cana
dian immigration, Nimm» said he tele
graphed the collector of customs at Port Hu
ron to-day, asking for information, and the
collector replied, he had made no such affi
springer's committee.
Paul Strobach, Alabama, . was before
Springer's committee to-day, explaining his
accounts while deputy marshaL .He said he
was in the office only five or six weeks, and
during that time had made but four accounts
amounting to $250. The alleged overcharges
in his office did not amount to more than
$35 or $40 in his department. Strobach tes
tified that he had made charges against many
other officers for rendering false accounts,
amounting to thousands of dollars, yet they
were not prosecnted. Special agents,he said,
had been sent to prosecute him upon the
charge, involving, according to their claim,
not more than $40.. The whole power of the
department, he asserted, was • turned upon
him, and all his prosecution was prompted
by malice. •
A dinner given.
At the dinner given Polk, - at Wormley's,
by Senator Parr, the following notables were
guests: Secretaries Lincoln, Teller and
Chandler, Postmaster General Gresham, At
torney General Brewster, Lietenant General
Sheridan, Senators Anthony, Bayard, Beck,
Butler, Colquitt, Cullom, . Farley, George,
Hale, Ingalls, Jones of Florida, Jones of Ne
vada, Palmer, Piatt, ' Pugh, Hill, Logan,
Sherman, Wilson, Williams and Vest, Jus
tice Miller and General Beale.
interfering with employes.
A gentleman who called upon the presi
dent yesterday, stated to him that certain
subordinate officers of the postoflice depart
ment in a western state, bad expressed a
fear of their removal in case they advocated
his re-nomination, because the senator who
controls the patronage of that state is him
self a candidate for the presidency, and
claimed their allegiance and. assistance. The
president said he was surprised to hear this,
and hoped it was not true, ne believed
every citizen, whether he was in an official
position or not, was entitled to
the right and privilege r> to fairly
express his preference, and work for the
nomination of his favorite, so fir as he could
do so, without interference his ' official
duties. "' He further said -tiveiy- employe of
the government should be protected in the
exercise of the widest political liberty. No
postmaster or other official had a right to
dictate to any subordinate what they should
do, or who they should favor, for the presi
dency or any other office. Every postoflice
clerk or carrier had the same privilege of
favoring and working for his candidate. He
preferred that his superior officer bad, and
would, in all cases be protected in the ex
ercise of that privilege.
The secretary of war has still on hand
$40,000 of the $500,000 appropriated for the
relief of the flood sufferers, which will be
used for purchasing such additional supplies
as may become necessary.
Navel cadets, S. H. Jastrcmski, Fred
Parker and J. W. Maxey, have been dis:
missed by the secretary of ! the navy for
The secretary of the treasury has given
notice that the department will redeem the
bonds embraced in the 126th call, prior to
maturity, May 1, with interest to date of
Representative Matsou, chairman of the.
committee on invalid pensions, has prepar
ed a report to accompany his bill, providing
for the increase of pensions to soldiers'
widows and dependent relatives, from $8 to
$12 per month. The report says, the total
number of widows and dependent relatives
of soldiers of the late war, now on the pen
sion rolls is 72,130, the number of claims
which will probably secure pensions is 33,
603, the number of widows of soldiers of
1812, together with the claimants who will
probably receive pensions 18,000. The total
number of pensioners whose rates will be in
creased by the bill Is estimated
at 124,333 and the aggregate annual
increase of pensions of $5,967,984. The re
port says, [lowing to the age of those who
will be affected by the bill, the pensioh list
will rapidly decrease.
The postoflice appropriation bill, as pre
pared by the committee, appropriates for
compensation to postmasters $10,500,000,
and provides that no salary of any postmas
ters shall exceed $4,000 per year. The post
master general was authorized and directed
to readjust the compensation to be paid from
and after July 1, 1S84, for the transportation
of the mails on railroad routes, by reducing
the compensation to . all railroad
companies, 5 per cent per annum,
below the present rates, computed on
the basis of average weight. This provision
hnd all the general provisons of the law.
touching the rate of compensation to railroad
companies for transporting mails, are made
applicable to all companies whose railroads
were constructed, in whole or in part, by
subsidies in bonds and public lands granted
by the United States. It is provided that com
panies whose road were constructed by a
land grant made by congress, on condition
that the mails should be transported at such
a price as congress should direct, or on con
dition that such railroad should be
subject to . such regulations as
congress might impose in restricting
the charges on government transportation,
shall receive only, fifty percent, of the com
pensation authorized by the act toother rail
road companies for a corresponding service.
The use of official envelopes is extended to
all officers of the United States government,
not including the members of congress, and
to all official mail matter of the Smithsonian
institute. This feature does not apply to
pensions agents or other officers who receive
a fixed allowance as compensation for their
services, including the expenses of postage.
The aggregate appropriation recommended
by the bill is $45,261,900. The estimates for
1885.were $50,062,189.';,-'. ,,'--.;>. '•
The remains of Gen. E. O. C. Ord, arrived
at Washington this morning and were buried
in Oak cemetery with military honors..
Senator Plumb offered a resolution. in the
senate to-day, which .was agreed .to calling
on the secretary to furnish the senate all in
formation in his '„* department ° derived^ from
foreign representatives of the United States
or otherwise regarding the amount of wheat,
corn, rye;-: and - cotton produced and con ;
sumed in foreign countries for a i period cov
ering several '% years c back, and especially
"'-:/•■.' . ■.': ,' ' * ' '". J
"whether political or other j complications . are
; likely to occur in the near future calculated
: to influence ' the -market value
of American products or their coal.'
The sub-committee of the house elections
committee decided to report the Manzanare
; Luna contested election case, New Mexico,
in favor of Manzanare, and unseating Luna,
the present delegate. /V;'." "':
A Verdict of Accidental Drowning in the
Morse Inquest.
A Broken Kail Causes Destruction—
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 29.—A passenger
train on the Illinois Central railroad ran into
a freight at Tougaloo station this morning,
killing Engineer Fred Fielder. No one else
was injured, The engine and a number of
box cars were wrecked.
New York, Feb. 29.—The inquest in the
case of Salmi Morse closed to-day, with the
verdict "accidental drowning." Miss Black
burn was again on the stand to-day. She
said she was the daughter of Judge Black
burn, of California, and was married in 1875
to Harry J. Norton, in Virginia City. Her
husband died five years ago in Leadville.
She had not married since. Mary, a maid
of the inn made famous by "Tom"
McGivney, testified she was at the Cosmopol
itan theatre, * and was requested by Miss
Blackburn to wait and see her home. She
did so, and followed her and Morse home.
The latter opened the door and went upjstairs
with Miss Blackburn. I There was a light in.
the latter's room. McGivney was admitted
by her sister. Shortly after his entrance a
noise was heard up stairs, and witness was
told by her sister to go up stairs and see
what the trouble Mas. She went up stairs
with a lighted lamp in her hand. She got
frightened before she reached Miss Black
burn's room, however, and started to go
back, when McGivny came to the kitchen door
and asked her to come in. She entered
the room, could not have seen McGivney
because there was no light in the room. The
later said he wanted her to go into the in
ner room and see what was going on, but she
did not. Witness saw Miss Blackburn com
ing from the inner room in her night dress.
O'Sullivan, ex-Minister to Portugal, testified
to knowing Morse, and said later, to a re
porter it was at Miss Blackburn's instigation
that such a rigid examination into the cir
cumstances had been made.
Lama, Mo., Feb. Lawrence Clement,
a farmer, living near here, was burned to
death early this morning in a fire which con
sumed his dwelling, hi.'-.i-
Boston, Feb. 29.—While New York par
ties were experimenting on the' tug boat,
Mattie Sargent, with a combination of alcohol
and water, for use as fuel, some 500. gallons
of alcohol, poured into the boiler, took fire,
and resulted in Slo.OOO damage to the vessel,
which falls upon the owners of the new sys
Philadelphia, Feb. 29.—A fire broke out
about 7 this evening, in Rodgers' lamp, oil
and crockery store, South Second street, said
to have been caused by an explosion of coal
oil.' The flames spread rapidly, and Philip
B. Kelly and wife, t who occupied the/ third,
floor, found their escape" cut oil,' and jumped
from the window to the pavement. Mrs.
Kelly had her skull fractured,' and her hus
band his ankle fractured.
PiEADiNo, Pa., Feb. 29.—Jeremiah Van
Rex, age 69, and worth $100,000, left home
in Amity township, 15 miles below Reading,
early this morning, to drive to the city in a
buggy. The long drive against the cold
wind chilled him. The carriage arrived at
the hotel, but he failed to move. Van Rex
was lifted from the carriage, and was just
able to walk into the hotel, where he fell
over with a groan. He was carried up stairs
where he lingered in an unconscious condi
tion till 1:20 p. m., when he died.
Montreal, Feb. 29.—A broken rail caused
the through train from Boston to leave the
rails near Iroquois, on the Grand Trunk.
Tnree first class coaches and a sleeper were
turned completely over. A passenger, nam
ed Warner, was seriously hurt, and his wife
badly bruised. Others were slightly injured.
Savannah, Ga.,Feb. 29.—In Bryan county,
Sheriff Zittraner, and a party of friends
went deer stalking. A young man mistook
the sheriff for a deer and shot him dead.
St. Louis, Feb. 29. —Great excitement oc
curred in St. Patrick's . Catholic church to
night, by the bursting of a steam pipe, which
was used for heating the building. The
church was crowded, about 1,000 people
being assembled. A panic ensued and a wild
rush was made for the doors, but luckily only
• one person was seriously injured. A lady
fainted and was badly trampled on.
Newhall House Monument.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Milwaukee, Feb. 29.—The committee hav
ing in charge the erection of 'a suitable
monument over the graves of the victims of
the Newhall house disaster who are buried in
Forest Home cemetery, held a meeting last
evening and awarded the contract
for furnishing the monument accord
ing to the design of H. O. Avery, the
New York architect whose plans were accept
ed, to Brown, McAllister & Co., of New
York. It is expected the. monument will
cost about §6,000, exclusive of the founda
tion. By the terms of the contract it is to be
finished next July, .when it will
be set in place. The working
plans have already been sent to the New
York sculptors, whose bid was the lowest.
The design of the monument, while not very
elaborate, is quite handsome. It will be a
stately column of Maine granite about
twenty-four feet in heighth and octagonal in
liape, and on it will be inscribed "To the
memory of those who perished by
the burning of the Newhall house,
January IS, 1883." The names of victims
will be cut in the monument near the base.
It will be placed over the graves of twenty
four of the 100 victims of the fire, whose
bodies were unclaimed. \\
Repudiate Fenianism. .
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Winnipeg, Feb. 29.— Fargo dispatch
to-night is a base fabrication of some one
who knows nothing of the Manitoba agita
tion. Our grievances are of only a few
months growth, and have nothing to do with
encouraging Fenianism.
Strike Ended.
Pittsburg, Feb. 29.—A telegram re
ceived at the headquarters of the amalgamat
ed association, from Milton, Pa., says, the
strike of the puddlers of the Milton Iron
company against the 10 per cent, reduction,
ended to-day, the men returning at the old
wages.- -
- The Mint Product/
Philadelphia, Feb. 29.— coinage at
the mint for February , aggregated $1,179,
800, of which 1,100,000 were silver dollars. .
Work Stopped., :.
•; Boston, Feb. 29. —The navy yards has
stopped , all work in the construction; depart
How they were Euchred ont of a Feast
by the Sophomores at Cornell.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Ithaca, Feb. 29.—One hundred and fifty
freshmen of Cornell university are gnashing
their teeth here to-night. They, made elab
orate preparations for a big class supper to
be served up by. a Rochester restaurant keep
er by the name of Teall, but by a very adroit
arrangement the sophomores secured the ban
quet on its way here and appropriated the
spread themselves. The facts are as follows:
"The sophomores held a class supper in
Elmira one week ago to-night and were
annoyed not a little by freshmen
taking their programmes and at
tempting to kidnap. some of their
number. To retaliate the sophomores laid a
very ingenious scheme whereby the freshmen
would be deprived of their feast which was to
occur to-night. The sophomores to the num
ber of nearly 100 took an afternoon train for
Trumansburgh,about twelve miles from here,
stopped the caterer with his load of delica
cies, and having secured the Opera house
there for a banquet hall, made
sad . havoc with ' the luxurious repast
which was to have tickled the freshmen's
palates. The sophomores represented them
selves as ' freshmen, and succeeded com
pletely in deceiving Teall. Thirty-five fresh
men left here this evening to secure, if
possible, the supper, but they found that the
sophomores had secured the coveted prize
and were engaged in devouring it,
first having taken ' precautions to
picket over a dozen policemen. So complete
has been the success of the scheme laid by
the sophomores that the freshmen, while they
are boiling over with wrath, cannot help but
admire ths keenness and shrewdness of their
older student brothers. The '87 men had
garrisoned a house last night and had placed
a guard of nearly fifty men over their class
officers to prevent kidnapping by the 'S6
boys, so that the caper of the
sophomores to-night was an _ entirely
new movement and hence a great surprise to
the freshmen. The doings of to-night will
be the'cause of much trouble hereafter among
the two shore named classes. The freshmen
vow that they will revenge this heartless act
by doing all in their power to molest and
annoy the sophomores when the latter take
their trip down the lake in the spring. Class
feeling is quite intense to-night, and rustica
tions will be the order of-the day before mat
ters between the classes are placed on an
amicable footing once more.
Opera House. Burned.
On. City, Pa., Feb! 29.—The Opera house
caught tire from the furnace at midnight and
was totally destroyed. The Blizzard office and
KeJlogg block adjoining are also burning,
but it is thought can be saved, although bad
ly damaged. The Opera house is owned by
Keynoldsville & Prope, and cost $50,000.
The building was erected by a man named
Love, whose avowed object was to reform the
drama and who. sacrificed $40,000 in that
vain endeavor.
Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 29.— fire at Lattr
rinburg to-day burned the stores of Black &
Shaffer, W. W. Fry,Northrup& Co., L.A Mon
roe, Crouch & Bro., L. Parker, and D. Mc-
Allister, besides a number of shops and
dwellings. The loss is heavy, but mostly in
Grand Opera House!
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
Last Performance TO-NIGHT.
Kate Claxton Company
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