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Washington, D. C, May 5, D:SO p.m. f
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations named.
UPPEIt MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 29.92 65 NW Lt rain
La Crosse 29.83 58 N Cloudy
war. Tlior. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 30.11 52 NE Clear
Ft. Garry 30.14 45 N Clear
Minnedosa 30.16 41 SE Clear
Moorhead 80.07 49 N Clear
St. Vincent 30.11 47 NW Clear
KOBTIIERN' ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Assinaboine. 30.08 51 NW Clear
Fort Buford 30. 44 NW Clear
Fort Custer 30.07 54 SW Clear
Helena, M.T 30.12 53 W Cloudy
Hurou, D. T 80.07 52 N Clear
Bar. Thnr. Wind. Weather.
Dnluth 30.01 46 E Fair
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
29.852 52.5 45.8 N Cl'dy, rainy
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .15; max
imum thermometer, 58.5; minimum thermom
eter 40.5 ; daily range 12.0. :\ • #
—Observed height 10 feet, 3 inches.
Rise in twenty-four hours, 0 inches. Fall in
twenty-four hours, 0 inches.
Noteßarometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signal Corps, U. S. A.
Washington, May 7, • I a. m.—lndications for
upper Mississippi valley: cleairing . and fair
weather, slight rise in temperature, higher bar
ometer. Missouri valley: fair weather, north
westerly winds, higher barometer and station
The local market was dull and inactive. At
Milwaukee wheat declined 1 !£@l %c. At Chica
go June wheat closed 2c lower, July 1% and Au
gust 1 % lower than Monday's close. Corn was
54, 9a@!4c lower for the same months. Oats
closed for June at 33}gC and July 33 3sC, being %c
lower than Monday. Pork lost B@loc and lard
8c in the general retrograde motion of the market.
The stock market was fluctuating and generally
weak in the early hours, but when the difficulty
of the Maine bank was made known the market
became demoralized, but a reaction set in and
prices recovered considerably. The announce
ment of the failure of Grant & Ward, however,
again broke the market, and it closed H©3 %
per cent lower than on Monday. Among the
stocks making the greatest break were Northern
Pacific preferred, Western Union, Northwestern,
and St. Paul.
"Wno shall succeed Senator Angus Camer
on as United States senator.from Wisconsin,
is a matter that is now being agitated. Sen
ator Cameron, it is said, does not desire a re
election. He is now serving his second term
which expires next year. This leaves the
field clear for aspirants, and several nervous
gentlemen are already on the . anxious seat.
Lucius Fairchild, the inevitable, who is a can
didate for every office that is lying around
loose, from President downward, is booked
high on the list as Senator Cameron's suc
cessor, and it goes without saying he is sure
to take the prize, unless some one more lucky,
plucks it away from him.
J. B. McCcllagh, the inspiring spirit of
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, a stalwart
Grant man hitherto, gives up the "Old Com
mander, and his reason for doing so has a
ring of hard sense that makes it worth re
peating. "Little Mac" says Grant will have
no standing at Chicago in June, but if he
had "remained in Illinois, instead of go
ing to Wall street, he might have had so me
strength; but, as it is, he has none. The
old guard is not yet dead, but they will not
Tote for Grant." There is a "heap" of
truth in that, and Grant at Galena would
have been a happier, a richer and more
respected man than he now ■ is, or ever
The present large surplus in the national
revenue, is cited as a justification for in
creased expenditures, new and enlarged
pension bills, and other modes of consuming
the money. Is this correct, economic states
manship, and political economy? If the
surplus is so large that the government does
not know what to do with it, why not cut it
down promptly and speedily, by lessening
the burdens of taxation? . Let the heavy bur
den of taxation be removed from the neces
saries of life, and thus leave this surplus
revenue in the pockets of a tax-oppressed
people, instead of • keeping it up in full vol
ume, and seeking new fields for its invest
ment, or for squandering it?
Pkince Bismarck is making a new drive a"
the socialistic element in Germany. He is
preparing a radical revision of the constitu
tion for the purpose of excluding all repre
sentatives of that element in the population
from the Reichstag, the legislative body of
Germany. This may prove to be a danger
ous remedy for what is felt to be a growing
evil. It may postpone to some extent its
visible growth, but cannot fully repress it.
It may partially slumber for a time, but its
indestructibility will be sure, sooner or later,
to make itself known in a violent expressive
form, if not in actual revolution, a revolu
tion that will undermine the pillars of the
Empire. The Jefiersonian doctrine is the
truer and the safer one: "Freedom of opin
ion may be tolerated when reason is left free
to combat it." The history of the' world
shows that the tyrannical attempt to sup
press free thought and its expression, has al
ways been a failure,' and ever will be howev
:er erroneous the thought may be. , Other and
more tolerant methods meet, correct and
' overthrow error must be resorted to. . ~" ■
The Washington Post hits the bulls-eye in
the saying that Mr. Blaiue is personally the
most popular Republican in America. Mr.
Edmunds is a Christian statesman simply, i
There is plenty of meat in that little nut
The Philadelphia~~r/mr2~(ludependent) is '
of the opinion that the Phelps-Edmunds cor
respondence is so damaging to the Vermont
statesman, as to put out of the question a
combination on him, as a candidate against
Blame. The Boston Globe (Democrat)
quotes from Mr. Edmunds letter the passage
in which he endorses the opinion of his
friends that he has led a correct life in con
gress, saying, "which I am happy to say is
true in every instance, and in every particu
lar." and adds spicily and saucily, "If sena
tor'Eihnunds' modest estimate of himself is
correct, and he admits that it is, he should be
canonized without delay as the only genuine
all-wool-and-a-yard-wide saint that the poli- |
tics of this country have ever produced."
The frigid Vermonter is, at last, like mortals
of common clay, getting into such depth of
hot-water as to melt down some of his lofty,
congealed dignity. He and his friends are
discovering iheir mistake when they assumed
ins invuluerabilitv, aud are driven to de
Till. BWAXM < .ISE.
Gen. Swaiin's court of inquiry is now in
daily session. The outlook for him is parti
cularly gloomy. Here is another high and
petted Republican oflicer being brought to
grief. He was a creat factor in the cam
paign of ISSO and a special pet during the
seven mouths administration of the lament
ed President Garfield. Bateman, the bank
er, made the original charge ot crookedness
against Swaim, aud on his (Swaiin's) settle
nient lie withdrew the charge, but has now con
sented to take the place of prosecuting wit
ness, and declares that he will show that not
only Swaim committed all the offenses he
charged him with, but that he lied in his ex
planatory letter to the Secretary of War. If
iliese facts are sustained, a court-martial will
follow, and Swaim will be dismissed from
the army in disgrace, and those who have
personal knowledge of him and his methods
do not doubt he deserves it.
XJES TEli lVi Y'S JJLECTTOX.
The result of the election yesterday was
what was generally expected by those who
were capable of judging of local affairs. For
all practical purposes the Democratic ticket
was the only one in the field, if we except
the contest for School Inspector in the first
precinct of the second ward. It is reason
ably certain that the high license party can
not hope to triumph at the' polls unless it also
has the support of one of the great political
parties. The leaders of the high license
party undoubtedly made mistakes, but
even at their best, with both of the political
parties in the field, they could not hope for
success. It requires management, money
and industrious work to bring any vote to
the polls, especially when there is no general
ticket in the lead.
The high license men now declare their in
tention to transfer the battle to the legisla
ture—a field wherein it is possible they may
be more sueessful than at the polls.
So far as the local result is concerned, it is
a Democratic gain. The old council stood 9
Democrats to 3 Republicans, and the new
oLe stands 10 Democrats to 2 Republicans.
The old school board stood 7 Democrats to
5 Republicans, and the new one stand 3 9
Democrats to 3 Republicans.
Mr. Donnelly was defeated by a Democrat,
proving that the issue was as the Globe stat
ed in advance of the election, an evening up
of personal scores and not apolitical issue.
GRO VXi>LE.SS~SUSl i'lCIOli:
It is quite worthy of note that the tele
grams from London which appeared on Mon
day in this country are unusually contradic
tory. Here is one which goes to show that
all England is terribly excited over the sup
posed loss of the steamer,the State of Flori
da aud that all agree that the vessel was
blown up by dynamite manufactured in
America, and placed in the ship with the in
tent of securing her destruction. The other
report says that the dynamite theory is not
received with any favor whatever and that
the two firms which shipped all the cargo,
and the character of the articles shipped are
well known. Here are the two telegrams
and the people on this side can select be
tween them, and believe as they like, as to
whether all England is torn up over the re
ported loss of the vessel, or, does not have
the slightest belief in the dynamite theory.
It is more than probable that there are
some newspapers and many people who ac
cept the conclusion that the ve3sel was blown
up by Irish-American conspirators. A Sun
day English paper is very indignant and de
mands that action be taken by the British
government to bring this country to terms
on this dynamite plot business. It will be
noticed that all this indignant outburst is
predicated on the supposed loss of a vessel.
There was no information in London on
Sunday which would certainly permit the
conclusion that the vessel had been lost.
On the strength of the fact that the vessel is
overdue, the English press assumes that it
is lost, that its loss is due to dynamite and
that the dynamite was placed in the vessel
by Irish-American conspirators.
When Cavendish was killed the press an
nounced at once that the wounds were made
by American bowie knives. When there was
an explosion at Fulham, it was asserted at
once by the English press that it was the
work of an American Fenian. Cavendish
was not killed by American bowie knives
and the Fulham calamity occurred from the
accidental explosion of some toy weapon.
Before charging this country with complicity
in blowing up the State of Florida with dy
namite, it would be no more than decent
to first ascertain if she were really blown up
with dynamite, and next, if the dynamite
was placed on board by Irish Americans and
finally if the vessel has been lost at all.
QUEER IXVFSTMEXT SCHEMES.
A late London newspaper advertises some
financial projects that to put it midly, are
■iiifliiei *.c most unmistakable
; character; andtbs *«• that shares are being
rapidly subscribed for demoifstratesthatgulli
bility is not solely limited to the unsophisti
cated denizens of the New World. One of
these is called an Anglo-Saxon syndicate.
One thousand shares are to be issued, at six
guineas each, the object of the accu
mulation of this amount of capital being,
as stated in the prospectus, to "play a
martingale against a series of ten coups at
Chicago, and other American towns where
gambling is tolerated." This scheme seems
to have a substantial backing in a certain
sense, for the articles of incorporation state
that the 1,000 shares will be guaranteed by a
mortgage on the estate of Lord Hlnton
Poulette in Somersetshire, and which is
claimed to be worth about a million dollars,
and to be bringing in a rental of over $50,
--000 per annum.
Another advertisement in the same sheet
calls for the establishment of a syndicate
with a large capital for the purpose of bulling
the shares of the Mexican railway company.
The letter issued by tbe promoters of the in
tended company says that the stock of the
Mexican company has been depreciated by
the action of the bears who have oversold the
stock to a large amount, and that a com
paratively slight effort is needed to place
those who have persistently speculated for
the fall in a most difficult position. This
scheme includes a very large number of the
names of prominent gentlemen as trustees,
committees, and as managers.
The third scheme which appears in the pa
per referred to is one in which would be
members of the syndicate are each invited
to pay $200 into a central fund, for which
ample security in French rentes will be at
once given. The money is to be used in
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1884.
backing as a winner, the horse in any race
which has been mentioned as a probable
winner by the English journal, the Sports
man, and if this horse fails to win, then an
other horse, which has been tipped by some
other sporting paper, is to bo backed for
double the amount, and so on, doubling up
until a stake is secured.
It will hardly be believed in , this country
that all of these schemes are meetjng with
success, and that, if they are not already in
good working order, they soon will be. The
movement which has for its - purpose the
playing of ten coups against American gam
blurs in this country, will naturally excite
the most attention on this side of the water.
What class of gamblers the syndicate will se
lect to play against is a matter of a good deal
of interest. If it should select faro, the
chances are that it will wish it has chosen
poker, and if it shall take poker, it is
reasonably certain that the syndicate will be
sorry that it did not commence with some
thing else. Perhaps the facilities of the
Chicago board of trade may be pitched on as
the most desirable form of gambling per
mitted in America. If so, the agony will
soon be over, and the shareholders will the
sooner be able to foreclose the mortgage on
the property of Lord Hinton Poulette in
However, It will be impossible for this
syndicate to go amiss in their search for
ramblers and gambling in this country.
The members can get all the bets anywhere
on any subject that they may wish, and they
can do so with the cer tain that they will
never win a stake. There is scarcely any
thing in this country that is not a good thing
to bet on. They can strike a game where
and carried on by any sort of a man, from
that of stocks under the management of
Vanderbilt and Gould down to the bunko
operator who can be found on the principal
streets of every settlement above the grade
of a cross-roads.
Yesterday the protectionists in the house
of congress killed Mr. Morrison's tariff re
duction bill by striking out the enacting
clause. There are many thoughtful men
who believe that the political results of this
action will be such as to finally convince the
protectionists that the} have made a fatal
error, that free trade agitation will be likely
to increase rapidly from this date, and
though the advocates of free trade may now
seem few in numbers that it must be known,
even at Washington, that they are far more
numerous than even the free soilers who
barely thirty years ago created the Republi
Sin Michael Costa died of apoplexy at Bright
on, Bngland, last night, aged 74. He was born
in Naples, and at an early age began to study at
the Royal Academy of Music in that city. Be
fore he was seventeen he had composed a cantata
and two operas. In 18:9 he went to England,
where during the following years he brought the
orchestra to a point of perfection pecviously un
known in England. In 1846 he took the direction
of the Philharmonic Orchestra and that of the
Italian opera, and in 1848 that of the Sac-red
Harmonic society. He conducted the Birming
ham festival in 1849, the Bradford festival in
1833, and the Leeds festival in 1874. For over
twenty years he conducted the Handel festivals.
In 1869 he received the honor of knighthood.
In 1871 he became "Director of the Music, Cora
poser and Conductor," at Her Majesty's opera.
He composed the operas "Malek Adiiel" and
"Don Carlos," and "Eli," an oratrio.
Dr. Franklin or some other author of wise
sayings, left behind him the apothegm that "he
who goes a borrowiug goes a sorrowing." This
was the experience of Mr. McFarland of Chicago.
He desired to do a little spring painting, and the
job being out of his reach, borrowed of his
neighbor, James Burns, his step-ladder. Mr.
McFarland contrived in the course of his painting
operation to fall from his perch on the ladder,
and in the concussion which followed he broke
several of his ribs. Being of the opinion that
neighbor Burns was responsible for the sorrow
ful calamity, first because he owened the step
ladder and second because he loaned it, he lias
brought a suit against neighbor Burns for $2,500
damages caused by his tumble. Mr. McFarland
proposes to turn his borrowing to profit, if the
courts will allow him, thus overturning Dr.
Franklin's philosophy which has stood the test
A Baltimore paper relates that Snperinten den
Guudry of the Maryland insane asylum, in com
pany with Gen. Henry S. Taylor, has been on a
tour of inspection among the Ohio asylums.
These visitors found in the department for idiots
in one of the institutions the two children who
for many years traveled with Barnum's circus as
the, great and only genuine Aztec children. 'They
were told that the pseudo Aztecs were idiots,
who before Barnum got them, were in the idotic
department of one of the Ohio asylums, and after
they no longer proved a curiosity were returned.
The public will enjoy the new curiositythe
sacred white elephant—and never think of the
Aztec children, the wooly horse, and the almost
innumerable curiosities of the Barnum show.
It is related of "Ouida" that she finds many
of her characters in the company she frequents,
painting them, not as they are. but as she sees
them, which is usually in very dark colors. To
the persons she dislikes she always gives a pref
erence, and they are therefore conspicuous in her
book. If "Ouida" were an American book
writer she would have no end of trouble, as her
subjects would bring law-suits because her
portraits do not please them. In Italy a different
freedom is enjoyed.
Arsene Hottssaye, who is now seventy, has
lived in Paris for the past fifty-two years, where
he has written innumerable plays, novels, his
tories, art books and so on, not one of which has
been peculiarly profitable. The London World
says his pen was "condemned to write nothing
but what was false"—which permits incidental
mention that for some while Houssaye was the
Paris corresponded of the New York Tribune,
says the New York World.
The Rochester Post-Express (Rep.) says of
its neighbor, a Blame newspaper: "The
Democrat rejoices with exceeding great joy over
the result at Utica. Punch once contained a de
lightful picture of the horse dealer who was ve
hemently kicked in the region of the waistband
by the horse that he was attempting to sell, with
a guarantee of soundness and good temper.
"Playful creature I" gasped the dealer, doubling
himself up with ecstasy." ■
Noting the demise of the Grcenock Advertiser
a paper started in 1802, an English newspaper
says the most notable incident in its history was
its reception of one of the finest poems of
Campbell, sent by the youthful author of "The
Pleasures of Hope," for insertion in the poet's
corner. The editor put in a notice to the poet
that his attempt was not "up to the mark" of the
Julian Hawthorne says that his father wrote
several tales in which witches principally figured,
but as they "embodied no moral truth" he
burned them. Of course. In the old days of
New England they always burned witches (which
is right they claimed), and precisely because they
"embodied no moral truth," and very little of
any other kind.
The North Carolina papers say that although
it cost that State $15,000 to make its display at
the Boston exhibition, the expense of the venture
has been repaid more than twenty fold, and the
State now wants 15,000 square feet in the New
Orleans exposition. .'•:£'.; f:
A lady at the late Calcutta exhibition having
bought several articles In one of the courts just
before the exhibition closed, asked the Baboo in
charge when she should take away her purchas
es. "Not till the day of judgment," replied the
. A woman sued the Louisville & Nashville R. R.
because a conductor refused to stop a train to
pick up a traveling bag containing $9,875 worth
of jewelry which she had dropped out of the car
window, but the Federal court at New Orleans
says she can't recover. "
> Col. Ingersoll announces that his log house
on the Dorsey ranch 'In New Mexico is ' neariy
finished; that it cost only $B,ooo—-the profit of a
week's lecturing almost anywhere— that he
and his family mean to move -into the house by
July 1. • - ,
The Tariff Enacting Clause
Goes to the Wall By
Morrison Fights Bravely to the
Last and Falls Facing
With 314 Members Voting-, in a Total
of 324 vHe Loses by Barely
A Vivid Description of the Scene in the
House During the Final Con
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washington-, May (s.—ln view of the close
of the debate on the Morrison bill the galler
ies of the house were thronged with an ex
pected auditory, eager to witness the battle
of the giants. Last night and this morning
the advocates and opponents of the bill were
busy marshalling their prices, making every
endeavor that perversion and argument
would permit to induce members to stand by
party lines and follow party leaders. Re
sults and probabilities were freelj discussed in
all public places, and it seemed as if the fate
of the nation hung on the decision of the
Morrison felt reasonably confident of de
feating a motion to strike out the enacting
clause, if not in committee of the whole
where the vote is taken by tellers, certainly
in the house upon a yea and nay vote, when
the members would be compelled to go upon
record. Excitement was intense when the
house went into committee of the whole and
Sunset Cox assumed the chair. Both parties
appeared nervous and uncertain, and short
introductory speeches by Brown, of Pennsyl
vania, against, and Townsend, of Illinois,
and Gibson, of West Virginia, in favor of
the bill served only to increase the
excitement attending . the speech of
Randall, to follow next in order. Randall
was cool and collected, betraying no ner
vousness, and readfrom manuscript a care
fully prepared address, the burden of which
was . that the stability of business interests
was seriously affected by tariff agitation, and
that manufacturers had been unjustly de
nounced by friends of the bill,simply because
they had built up the industries of the coun
ry. He deprecated the policy of nnsettling
business by constant tariff tinkering. Ran
dall was frequently interrupted by applause
from the Republican side, and liKewise when
he concluded. McAdoo. of New Jersey,
followed in the same vein, and
Findlay, of Maryland, created the first sur
prise by declaring himself utterly antagon
istic to the bill. It was thought the entire
Democratic Maryland delegation would sup
port Morrison. Blackburn took the floor
and made an elegant address in advocacy of
tariff reform, which, however, was some
what marred by a lively colloquy with Eaton.
He received a perfect ovation upon conclu
sion, many Republicans grasping his hand
The next surprise was the declaration of
Anderson, of Kansas, who in a short speech
claimed he had been misrep
resented as : a free trader be
cause of his vote to consider the bill.
He was not a free trader and should stand
by the platform and principles of the Repub
lican party. His people wanted free lumber,
free salt and the restoration of the wool duty.
This could not be accomplished, and there
fore he should vote with his party. Kasson
claimed .that the measure gave a bounty to
foreign countries, discriminating against
American products and at the expense of
home industries. While speaking of Kurd
as his "eloquent friend," he charged him
with being the El Mahdi, or false prophet,
deceiving people by his free
trade heresies, Kasson quoted from Benj.
Franklin and Henry Clay in support pf
his views in protecting American indust-ries,
and drew a comparison between Clay and
Blackburn, the latter now representing the
old Ashland district. He was also warmly
applauded. Just before Morrison took the
floor to close the debate advices came to the
reporters' gallery that the opponents of the
bill had succeeded in certain ■ conversions
and that the motion to strike out would pre
vail. This was generally discredited,as a care
ful analysis, based upon previous com mitals
indicated the reverse. Morrison displayed
confidence in opening his remarks. His
speech was aggressive iin tone and temper,
and although he does not appear to advan
tage on the floor he'nevertheless made sever
al telling points against his adversaries in
various coloquies, and showed himself the
master of his line of argument. He was
vigorously applauded throughout his speech
and at the close.
The next surprise was the motion of Con
verse to strike out the enacting clause, as it
was thought the ; motion would come
from the Republican side. Tel
lers were at once demanded and Morrison
and Converse were appointed. As they took
their station in front of the clerk's desk, and
members crowded through to "be counted, cv- •
cry noise was hushed save the tramp of feet,
and the audience awaited the result with ba
ted breath. When the ■ tellers reported 150
affirmatives and 151 negatives, the applause
broke out tumultuously on the Republican
Morrison was not disconcerted, and seemed
to think the yeas and nays would change the
result. It was noticeable that only Wash
burn, of the Minnesota delegation, passed
between the tellers. When the committee
rose, and Carlisle resumed the speaker's
chair, he appeared nervous and blanched.
Cox reported that the committee had stricken
out the enacting clause, and the question
was ordered by yeas and nays.
On concurring therein special attention
was directed to the Minnesota delegation.
Washburn voted yea and White nay, Nelson j
Strait and akefield withdrew their votes on
the first roll call. Anderson ate his leek and
voted to strike out. Upon the second call of
non-voting members. Nelson, Strait and
Wakefield voted nay. Their votes did not
effect the result. There were four pairs, two
members, Barr, of Pennsylvania, and Rich
elieu Robinson, of New York, not voting, the
result was: yeas, 159; nays 155; total, 314.
Eight members were paired and two did not
vote, making 324, the present membership,
one Mississippi district being vacant. Thirty
nine Democrats voted to strike out and four
Republicans voted contra.
THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION.
which was counted for Mr. Morrison, split
three each way, and LeFevre, Ohio, who sup
ported consideration, voted to strike out-
Had the California members, LeFevre and
Findlay voted with Morrison, as expected,the
result would have been yeas 154, nays 160,
and the enacting clause would not have been
stricken out, although that result would not
indicate , the passage of the bill without
amendment. Republican discipline was ad
mirably maintained from first to last. ;Itl is
claimed that had the Minnesota adverse vote
been necessary to defeat the bill in its pres
ent shape, it would have gone to the Repub
A TREMENDOUS UPROAR r
ensued . after the declaration by the speak
er that the enacting clause had Deen stricken
out and the bill rejected. The scene beggars
'description. Randall was cool from; first to
last, and never lost his bead. He appeared
to understand every : detail and movement.
The Morrison men denounced \ Randall • as a
Jeff Davis in rebellion against the Democratic
.party, while the Pennsylvania Democrats re
torted thai the effort to rule them out of the
party had failed: that 400,000 Pennsylvania
Democrats were not to be swallowed .up by
Bill Morrison. Another commentator, ob
served that the Tilden lion was stronger than
the Morrison whelps and that Tilde'n did not.
propose to have the electoral vote of New
York jeopardized by Morrison, McDonald
and other presidential aspirants in pressing
tariff reduction at the present
juncture. Still another said that
Tilden was a professional, while Morrison
was an amateur, and that the hand of the
sage of Gra mercy Park had been outstretched
in time to save New York to the Democrats.
All sorts of speculations and accountings
are indulged in, but there will be no further
tariff legislation attempted this session.
Morrison made a square fight. and lost it.
Randall is on top.
PJIELPS AND BLAIXE. '
. Copies of the last issue of Puck, with a car
toon representing Whitelaw Reid and Win.
Walter PUelps scraping tattooes off Bla.ine,
were handed round the floor of the house at
tracting much attention. ■'.:""■ • ■ ■ ■
Thomas Foley has been commissioned
postmaster, at Foley, Martin Tarkilson, at
Hartland, and James A. Foote, at Auoka,
Doctors Murphy, Stone; Wheaton and
Leasure, of St. Paul, and Dr. Mayo, of Roch
ester, are attending the medical convention.
the~dlamond MOIST. '
It Was Altogether Too Wet Yester
day for the Ball Tossers. ,
But about half a dozen games of ball were
played yesterday throughout the country.
St. Paul was prevented from playing at
Peoria, as was Minneapolis at Milwaukee.
One Northwestern league game, and a very
close one too, was played, a description of
which is given below:
TEN INNINGS. '
Fort Watne, Ind., May 6.— brilliant
game, with fine fielding, between Ft. Wayne
and Saginaws was played to-day in .ten
innings, Saginaws 1, Ft. Wayne 0. The
last two innings were played in the rain. . A
wet ball passed the catcher, ■ letting in the
deciding run. Brown, the pitcher for the
Fort Waynes, had his finger dislocated in
the eighth inning and a deep gash cut in his
face, which bled profusely in the ninth,
but he continued playing. Base hits, Ft.
Wayne 2; Saginaws 3. . *
A LITTLE TOO DAMP AT MILWAUKEE.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Milwaukee, May 6.—The game anticipa
ted between the Minneapolis and Milwaukee
nines to-day was postponed owing to the
several rains. But the games set for Wed
nesday and Thursday, will probably be
played, as there, is promise of clear weather.
The Minneapolis nine will remain over Fri
day, when the postponed game will be
played, they having cancelled their game
with Rockford for that day.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 0; Indianapolis, 0.
Six; innings. Stopped by ruin.
At LouisvilleLonisville, 5; Columbus, 3.
At St. Louis St. Louis, 6: Toledo, 3.
At Boston—Buffalo, 3; Boston, 2.
At New York—
THE SIX-DAT DIVIDE.
New York, May 6.—The pedestrians in
the recent six days contest to-day received
their money. The management represented
$36,446 had . been taken in, and that after
the expenses were paid $18,352 remained.
Fitzgerald received $0,456, including $980
stake money; Rowel!, $3,670; Parichot, $2,
--004; Noremac, $1,186; Herty, $847: Vint,
$678; and Elson, $508. Considerable dis
satisfaction by the pedestrians at the heavy
charge for expenses.
: ' -i.:l ttifilOy LI
A. Ccnijyntn/ Organized to Supply Girls o
Fifty-Candle Power Each.
N. V.' Times.
The introduction of illuminated ballet girls
has greatly added to the attractions of the
spectacular stage. Girls with electric lights
on their foreheads and batteries concealed in
the recesses of their clothing first made their
appearance a year ago, but as yet the use of
illuminated girls has not spread beyond the
stage. There is, however, a great future
awaiting the grand idea of incandescent girls,
and there is reason to believe that in a very
short time private houses will be lighted by
girls instead of stationary electric lights.
The formation of the Electric Girl Light
ning Company is an event second in impor
tance only to the invention of electric lights.
This company proposes to supply girls of fif
ty-candle power each, in quantities to suit
house-holders. The girls are to be fed and
clothed by the company, and. customers will,
of course, be permitted to select at the com
pany's warehouse whatever style of girl may
please their fancy.
A very beautiful design for a front-hall
girl is now on exhibition at the company's
office, No. 409 Gold street. The present sys
tem of lighting the front-hall of a dwelling
house has the disadvantage that the- light—
whether it be a gas light or an electric light—
must be kept burning all the evening, and
that a servant must be employed to answer
the bell. Thus there is a double expense—
the cost of the light and the cost of the- ser
vant. The Electric Girl Lighting Company
will furnish a beautiful girl of fifty or a hun
dred candle power, who will be on duty from
dusk till midnight-—or as much later as may
be desired. The girl will remain seated in
the hall until some one rings the front-door
bell. She will then turn on her electric
light, open the door, admit the visitor and
light him into the reception room. One girl
thus performs the duty of lighting the front
hall and answering the bell, and her annual
cost is much less than that of a servant and
a gas light.
If, however, any householder should desire
to keep the electric girl constantly burning
and to employ another servant to answer the
bell, there can be no doubt that the electric
girl, posing in a picturesque attitude, will
add much to the decoration of the house.
Under the present system electric lamps or
gas-burners are fixtures and can not be
moved from place to place. The electric
girls on the contrary are movable. One eirl
can be made to give as much light as a large
sized drawing room chandelier, and she can
be moved from one room to another, lead
ing the way to supper, for example, and
placed wherever she can do the most good.
There, can be no comparison between a beau
tifully designed and chastely executed 'elec
tric girl ahd a massive chandelier that con
stantly threatens to fall on somebody's head;
and every householder of aesthetic instincts
will be glad to exchange his chandeliers* for
An inexpensive electric girl of one or two
candle power will be of great use when a per
son desires to go from one room to another
in a dark house. Instead of having to carry
a candle in his hand and incur the risk of
dropping it or having it blown out, by a
draught of air, the happy possessor of an
electric girl can turn her on and send her
before him to light the way.. The student
who is now troubled by the flicker of his gas
light, or his inability to move the electric
light from one part of his desk to another,
can be made perfectly happy by an electric
girl with a ground-glass shade, who will take
any position that the student may desire in
order to throw light on his book or paper.
No one who becomes accustomed to such a
girl will think of returning to old fashioned
methods of lighting. j
The new company propose to furnish the
new light at a little less than the charge
made by the Edison and Brush companies,
and promise that in a short time their light
will be decidedly cheaper than gas. Their
plant already comprises 2,500 girls, and both
electric boys and>footmen will be at the com
mand of the public as soon as certain ex
periments as to the possibility' of - enabling
electric boys to give a steady light! are ; com
, A Xeio Kind of Fiend Abroad.
From the Buffalo Courier. '.
■. ; If any. man ; undertakes to take a vote of
the v passengers, throw him out of the car
window. »• _ v ■ . ,'•:■'. -
THE NEW YORK FAILURES.
Ward and Grant Follow or Lead
the Marine Bank Into
Geu. Grant and His Sons Members
of the Firm and Heavy
The Failure All Due to Investing Borrowed
Capital in City Eeal Estate.
New York, May 6. —A World re
porter asked Jay Gould about the failures.
He said, "I do not consider the failure of the
Marine bank a matter of serious importance.
It was not a heavy institution at all, and did
not do much business in stocks."
"Has the decline in stocks been caused by |
"Well, by the apprehension which always
attends the failures of a bank,the nome goes
for a great deal, and the failure of a bank
means more to the general public than that
of an individual, even though the amount
involved be less."
"Had the failure of the firm of Ward &
Grant anything to do with that of the
"Certainly, the firm had, I understand
been speculating largely in real estate, and
the bank had been loaning money."
"What is your opinion of the future mar
ket, Mr. Gould?"
"I take a very hopeful view of it. As a
whole the situation looks much better than it
did a week ago.. The earnings of the roads
are increasing, and almost all people I meet
tell me business is improving. It looks t«
me as if we had turned the spring corner,
and with the improvement in the general
business throughout the country and the very
favorable outlook for crops, I consider the
improvement in the stock market assured."
The World in a sketch of Fish, says, he is
one of the oldest bank presidents in the city,
there being but seven others who held that
position when he took charge of the Marine
bank. He has been identified with most of
the great institutions of the city, foremost
among which is the stock exchange. In re
cent years the bank has had great
wholesale tobacco accounts and deposits
of private bankers, and twice a month it
sends its teller to Jersey City with the pay
master car to pay off the army of employes
of the Erie railroad. Fish became one of the
creators of the modern jurisprudence of
banking. The people of Mystic, Connecti
cut, were the original subscribers to the stock
of the Marine bank, and many of the origi
nal certificates are held there to this day.
After Gen.Grant's retirement from the presi
dency, Fish became his partner in business.
Fish has had extensive experience as a
railroad director and financier. In 1859 he
became connected with the Chicago & North
western railway. He was one of its first di
rectors, and was associated with Wm. B. Og
den and Samuel J. Tilden. In 1878 he was
made president of the St. Louis & San Fran
cisco Railway company, which position
he held three years, after which he acted
as vice president. He has also settled many
estates as executor, and as a trustee by order
of the court, and of late years has been
identified more or less with receiverships of
insurance companies and other financil in
stitutions. He and Wm. Best being regard
ed in financial circles as two expert receivers.
Of the fact that Fish and Ward were on the
bond of the City Comptroller Grant, he said,
he would probably get new bondsmen to-day
in their places. Mr. Fish had been secured
for him through Ward, the latter being a
personal friend of the comptroller. The city,
continued the comptroller, had $1,300,000 ou
deposit in the Marine bank a few days ago.
Ou Monday $300,000 was duly honored. Ou
Saturday I expressed an opinion that §1,
--000,000 was too much to have on deposit in
this bank, and perhaps the chamberlain heard
what I said and drew out $300,000 on yester
Long Island City made the Marine bank
its depositor}-, and all its funds are there,
and if the bank remains closed, the city will
become bankrupt the second time in two
years. No bank in New York seems in the
least involved in or embarassedby the failure
of the Marine. The executive committee of
associated bauks held a meeting this after
noon at the clearing house, and remained
for several hours in session. At the close it
was announced it had been decided to drop
the Marine bank from the association, and
cut it off from all further privileges of the
clearinghouse. Manager Camp said, the bal
ance at the clearing house yesterday from
Marine was $555,000, and this sum had been
all paid up by the bank before the rumor of
its suspension had reached it. It was decided
also to call a special meeting of the whole
association to-morrow, to further consider
the relations of the Marine to the clearing
The bank examiner is in charge of the
bank. The directors of the bank were in
session at the bank all the afternoon. Prest.
Fish was not present. The members of the
board claimed that the bank is in a perfectly
solvent condition, aud business will be re
sumed in a few days. Chas. F. Elwell, vice
president of the bank, said: "The bank is
solvent, and there is no reason why it should
not go on. The trouble was all brought
about by the dealings of the bank with the
firm of Grant & Ward. On Monday, the
cashier of the bank was authorized to certify
checks of Grant & Ward to the amount of
$750,000, it being understood that the firm
would deposit sufficient security this
forenoon to cover the indebtedness.
They failed to make their de
posit this forenoon, and when their check?
were presented at the clearing house there
was nothing to meet them. ' At the bank the
account showed that the bank owed a balance
of $555,000 to the clearing house, but this
was reduced to $339,000 by the discovery
that there were among the cheeks presented
over $200,000 in uncertified checks. Grant
& Ward's bank then made a payment to the
clearing house of $210,000 cash and the re
mainder in valuable securities, thus dis
charging its entire indebtedness. The sur
plus of the bank, over and above its real
estate, is $250,000, and there are no other
outstanding liabilities. Fish must have lost
his head completely. He is a man who has
been successful in real estate operations, and
is reported to have made about $600,000 in
this way. He is worth at least $1,500,000.
When I saw him yesterday he was apparent
ly in the best of health and spirits, and there
was never the slightest suspicion that any
thing was wrong in the bank."
Capt. Ambrose Snow, another director,
confirmed the statements made by Eiwell in
regard to the financial condition of the bank,
and also 6aid he was unable to comprehend
President Fish's motive in closing the bank.
The balance against the bank in the clearing
house was not unusual, and it frequently
happened it was larger in the ordinary and
legitimate transactions of business.
At the office of Grant & Ward no members
of the firm could be found. Wm. Smith,
broker of the firm, said he was authorized to
state that the losses of the firm would be
something between $500,000 and $800,000,
and these liabilities bcinc unsecured the firm
was obliged to suspend. Each of the four
partners held a quarter interest in the firm,
to the extent of $100,000 each, and General
Grant would be liable for his share of the
losses, which would probably be about $250 -
000. General Grant was in the office during
part of the day, but refused to make any
statement whatever in regard to the affairs of
It has long been Known that Fish is one of
the largest operators in real estate in the
city. He is owner of Booth's theatre prop
erty, the rebuilding of which has just been
completed, of Mystic flats on Thirty-ninth
street and Broadway, and the Casino, the
handsomest theatre in the country. Ferdi
mand Wood, who has been, it is" said, en
guged in real estete speculations with Fish,
was at one time clerk in the produce ex
change, but became: wealthy by dealing in
the produce exchange certificates.
Among the creditors :of the Marine bank
are the Cotton Exchange, which had $40,000
on deposit, and the Coffee Exchange, whose
account was only $3,000 No other ex
changes are affected by the failure.
President Hatch, of the Stock Exchange,
stated he did not think the failure would
have any influence in affecting the prices of
stocks, the slight depression in the market to
day being only temporary.
. The records of the register's office to-day
show that James D. Fish has borrowed $100,
--000 from the First National bank upon the
Mystic flats on West Thirty-ninth street, and
that U.S. Grant, Jr., has sold property in
Seventy-third street purchased by him yes
terday for 327,500 to B. M. Hamilton.
THE COTTOX KXPOSITION.
The Hulldlng in Which the Exposition Will
hi-. Held at New Orleans.
•The following description of the arrange
ments made for the New Orleans cotton ex
position was given by Maj. Burke in his ar
gument before the House committee on ap
propriations the other day:
The main building of the world's industri
al and cotton centennial exposition at New
Orleans, now being constructed, is in many .
respects the most remarkable edifice evei
erected in. this country. The only larger
structure in the world intended for the dis
play of natural and industrial products, me
chanical appliances, etc., is the Crystal pal
ace at •Sydenham, England. Many of the
principal architects of the north and south,
engaged in the competition for the plan of •
this building, and a number of elaborate
and excellent designs were presented for the
examination of the exposition management.
After very careful consideration of all the
details of each design, the plan prepared by
Mr. G. M. Torgerson, of Meridian Miss., .
was selected as affording the most complete
and economic arrangement for exhibition
purposes, Considerable surprise was occa
sioned by this choice. It was wholly unex
pected that an architect in a little Mississippi
town would gain a victory over men who had
furnished designs for some of the chief
buildings on the continent. Mr. Torgerson
was highly recommended by Mr. G. W
Cable, and is a Swede, thoroughly educated
and experienced in all the branches of his
profession. A few years ago he located a^
Oxford, and and has so revolutionized the
architecture of the place that there are few
handsomer cities anywhere. In his plan for
this great exhibition building, Mr. Torger
son has sought to secure one vast unbroken
level for the display in the most compact
and ornate form. In this respect he has
succeeded so admirably as to call forth com
mendatory expressions from the projectors of
all former American expositions. He bas
produced the largest single room, every por
tion of which can be seen from any point
without obstruction, of which there is any
The building is 1,378 feet long by 005 feet
wide, covering thirty-three acres, or eleven
acres more than the main building of the
Philadelphia centennial exposition of 1876. j
There are 1,626,300 square feet of floor space
including the gallery. The reader may
form a better impression of the vast dimen
sions of the structure by imagining three
ordinary city squares, or blocks, one way
and five the Other, covered by solid roof.
And if he chosses to allow his fancy to carry
him still further he can picture a monster
panorama of the world's industry, extend
ing before his vision uninterrupted by a sin
gle object. The roof, which is being made
in Cincinnati, will cover one million square
feet. The active commercial rivalry of the
different sections is aptly shown by the dis
tribution of contracts for the materials. The
window-sash comes from Milwaukee, Wis.
The glazing will be done by St. Louis parties,
Four thousand kegs of nails are being ship
ped from "Wheeling, W. Va. Nine million
feet of Mississippi lumber will be consumed.
A" massive and magificcnt group in bronze,
typical of America to be placed over the
main entrance, is being made at Canton, O;
also a statue of Washington and Columbus
and coats-of-arms of all the states, which will
appear in medallion form, as part of the ex
terior ornamentation. Exquisitely-modeled
cornices are being made at New Orleans.
The building will be sixty feet high with a
tower 115 feet high, and the architect has
been unusaully fortunate in renderinsrthe ex
terior exceedingly unique and attractive. A
platform will be erected on the tower, reach
ed by elevators, from which visitors may
have an exceptionally fine view of the city of
New Orleans, the exposition grounds, the
Mississippi river, and the surrounding coun
try. There will be one line of gallery ex
tending around the entire circumference of
the building to which visitors will be carried
by twenty steam and hydraulic elevators,
representing all the manufacturers of these
conveyances in this country. The mpsic hall
situated in the center of the building, will be
364 feet wide and will comfortably sent 11,
--000 persons. The platform is being built
for 600 musicians. To light the building
with incandescent lamps will require 15,000
lights and 1,800 horse-power. To light with
the are system will require 700 lamps and
700 horse-power to operate the dynamo.
The total steam required for Ijghtintr and foi
machinery hall will be at least 3,000 horse
power. In this estimate is included the pow
er for five arc lights of 3(3,000 candle-power
each, which will light the grounds. These
are the largest single lamps ever constructed
The building will be in complete readiness
for the reception of »articles intended foi
exibition by the middle of August.
Wily and Hottest Joint Sherman.
Before starting for Ohio last week Repre
sentative McKinley had a long conference
with Senator Sherman . He was put on the
Sherman slate for delegate at large, but went
out to Ohio and began to talk for Blame.
When his name was proposed in convention
he tried to withdraw, and, being Chairman,
modestly refused to put the question, and so
foisi. But the Blame howlers wouldn't lis
ten to his withdrawal. And so he stuck,
while John Sherman smiled in his sleeve.
He didn't laugh in his sleeve, because no
man ever saw John Sherman laugh. Only
on rare occasions does he show his teeth iD
Charley Kurtz is one of the liveliest get
ters-around in Ohio, He is a Sherman man.
Two weeks ago he was in Washington. He
struck the Senator's bank account for ex
pense funds, and during the last fortnight
has done more travelling in Ohio
than any circus agent. In many a county
did he put up the sly scheme of "howl foi
Blame, but select Sherman delegates."
One of the Sherman delegates from Cin
cinnati is William B. Smith, known locally
as "Policy Bill." He'has made a fortune
running policy shops in Cincinnati 4-11-44
being a popular religion in Buckeyedom.
The colored people have a "policy festival!"
there whenever their favorite gig comes out.
Smith has plenty of leisure for politics and
also plenty of money. He is rampant foi
Sherman, and so we have another indication
that "the business interests" are demanding
the nomination of the Ohio financier.
A. Fighting Cock Cuts Its Own Throat.
A main of cocks, which for some time past
has been the cause of considerable excite
ment and speculation, was on Monday fought
as a representative county # match, the per
sons chiefly concerned being well known
breeders of game fowls in Kent and Surrey
For obvious reasons the scene of action had
been confided to only a few persons, most of
whom had a pecuniary interest in the stakes;
the whole number at the pit side, including
the "setters", was only thirty seven persons.
The spot selected was a walled-in orchard at
tached to the country seat of a gentleman,
who entertained those invited to breakfast
prior to the commencement of the fight. A
natural indentation in the ground, covered
with turf formed" the pit. The conditions
were fifteen birds a side, and £10 a bird on
each "fly". : Surrey which had secured the
services of a well known Midland profession
al "setter" fought all "black-red" birds,
while Kent depended, with three exceptions,
on "duck wings," these three being "piles"
--: A well ; known Kentish amateur who had i
four birds on the ground decided, to "set"
his own birds, and in spurring his .first bird 1 .
fastened the spurs on "foul", the result be- '
ing. that the first blow it" made cut its own
throat, instead of that of its antagonist. '■■ .-"<
" William Henry Clifford, or Portland, Me., la
writing a memorial volume of: his father, the Into ;
Justice : Clifford, of the '. United States Supreme
court. . • - ■: / '...'..-