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SIXTEENTH , YEAK. OMAHA. TUESDAY MORNING. JUNE 14 : 1887. NUMBER 361
A BIG COLLAPSE IS COFFEE ,
The Bottom Drops Oat of the Market and
the Usual Besulta Follow.
SEVERAL FAILURES ANNOUNCED
Prices Remain firm In Chicago and
No I'rospcct of a Decline Re-
portfl From Illo Indicate
Half a Crop.
Down Uoca Coffee.
NEW TOUK , Juno 13. The excitement In
the cutrco market which has attended the de
cline In colTeo readied Its highest today and
brokers acting fur bull operators became
panlc-strickun and rushed to sell without ro
card to prices. Tlio bulls blame th Gruner-
Crossinan syndicate for starting the decline
which culminated In to-day's panic , but the
bear syndicate strained every nerve to check
the fall without success. In fact the syndi
cate of brokers were the only buyers at the
opening , which was at 17 cents a pound ,
over 1 cent below Saturday's close ; and
although a rally was caused by bear sup
porting orders , rumors of trouble and con
tinued selling caused them to stop buying
and join the bulls In unloading the stult they
bad taken early. All through the forenoon
the Belling was coupled with the
wildest scenei ever witnessed In the
exchange. In the afternoon there was some
hope of a rally , but the heavy selling con
tinued and soon prices fell oft In heavy
fluctuations until it reached 15 cents per
pound. This decline was accompanied by
the notice of the suspension of three firms
13. C. Arnold & Co. , Norton , Weyl & llevan
and Mackay & Small. After the announce
ment of these failures an organized effort
was inado by prominent houses to sustain
the market , and they succeeded in causing a
rally of about 1 cent all around. The failure
of B. ( } . Arnold A Co. attracted the most at
tention , as they are the most prominent
bouse In th4 trade , but It was generally an
ticipated. The senior member of the Urm
was caught In 18S2 by the collapse of one of
the largest deals ever attempted In coffee
and was compelled to suspend for over
81,000,000. lie started In business again and
was successful In all hla ventures. He as
cribes the failure to the fact that his cus
tomers were so far away that It was impos
sible to reach them In time to obtain sulll-
clent margin to meet the decline.
He could make no statement ot
his liabilities and said ho could not
say anything about the chances of resuming.
Outsiders claim that the Ilrm has been carryIng -
Ing 500,110 bags of coffee for Klo Janeiro op
erators , known ns the Brazilian party , and
the estimated liabilities will amount to over
81,000,000. The Brazilian party started to
buy coffee after the Gruner-Grossman syndi
cate advanced the price from 8 to 18 cents a
pound and since then the Gruner syndicate
have been bears on the market and are said
to have unloaded all their long stulf to the
Brazilians. The extreme decline Is from 21
cents two weolis ago to 15 cents to-day , or
over Ok'cents a pound. There was some
talk of trouble In banking circles as the re
sult of the panic , but as the banks only
loaned W per cent of the market value of
colfeo It Is hard to see how any of them could
have been Involved. Mackey & Small , one
of the suspended linns , are supposed to have
liabilities of 3200,000. The liabilities ot the
other firms are small.
The sales of the day were twice as large as
on any previous day In the history of the ex
change. Them were 413,000 bags sold , ,000
bags being sold after the second i-nll.
" mo general opinion scorns to be that the
market has toucUml urn uottorn ana will be
stronger to-morrow , but no one can predict
with any surety. The panic has resulted In a
sudden Influx of telegrams upon brokers ,
one of which , from Havre , France , says that
thl colfee market there has risen 3 francs (00 (
Rolnts ) to-day , "owing to erroneous quota-
ons trom Mew York ? ' Thus It would seem
that the bulls must have taken advantage ot
the panic and cabled a heavy advance In
stead of an actual decline.
The Situation in Chicago ,
CHICAGO , June 13. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] While the excitement , failures
and decline on the Now York coffee ex
change has been the great topic of Interest
among' the wholesale grocers here to-day ,
there has been uo change In prices or any ex
citement hero. The "panicky" prices that
have ruled In New York for the last few days
. have had no effect hero. The head of ono ol
the largo coffee linns here said this after
noon : "You won't drink any cheap coffee
this year. " The world's stock is about
700,000 bags short , and when you consider
that the crop ot 187 , now about to be har
vested , is but a little over 50 per ceut of the
usual crop , you can see very little show for
lower prices. The break In the New York
market is of no Importance or significance.
It Is just like the breaks in the wheat market
here all the effect of manipulation. They
don't grow coffee In New York ; they must
get It from Itin.and hero Is our cable dis
patch from Ilio this morning. It lays :
"Market strong ; stock 12 000 bags. "
Now , that Is where the coffee grows , and
there Is no sign of a break In prices. The
coming crop Is estimated at & 0.000 baits ,
while the usual crop Is from 600,000 to 650,000
bags , to there cannot ha much reason for a
decline In prices. Price * are not abnormally
high. They only attract attention because
they have been so very low durI tie the last
few years. So long have they been , in fact ,
that they have bankrupted about halt the
plantations In Brazil. But while I do not
look for lower prides , neither do I think they
will be much higher. These sudden fluctua
tions In the New York coffee exchange
navt no oflect on prices here. Nothing
but permanent changes In values reach out
this far so as to touch the retail price. I
think the short crop and all other bullish In
fluences have been anticipated and dis
counted , and I do not look for higher prices.
The prices early last week were too high ,
but these breaks show that holders will
always sell actual coffee when it brings fair
prices. It Is only the speculators who make
the fluctuations , without which they would
have no business.
The Work of Tramp * .
EATON , O. , Juno 13. This mornlns W. T
Boall , a wealthy farmer , living four miles
south of here , came to town , leaving his wife
and son John , aged twelve , together in the
house. Whenhocamo homo he found his
wife's body on the floor with two bullets In
the head and the skull split open with an
axe. The axe belonged to Bcall , as did also
the two single-barrelled pistols , which had
been locked up In an old trunk.
Mho boy says ho was sleeping on the
floor and his mother making carpel
rags beside him. He suddenly awoke and
found himself covered with blood and saw
three trauips standlngiover his mother's body ,
but on seeing him awake they dropped the
pistols and axe and ran away. He then went
out , washed himself and gave the alarm to
his father's hired men. The country has
be n thoroughly scoured , but uo trace of the
tramps can ba found. The father bclleve-a
the boy's storv , but the neighbors do not
nor do they believe the tramps had any hand
In the murder. The boy admits he hac
quarrelled with his mother , but sajs he after
wards made it up.
PITTSIIUno , June 13. Mrry Ann Valen
tine , daughter , daughter of G orge Valentino ,
ot Ktnaborougb , was found to-night a shor
distance from home In an Insensible condi
tion with a bullet hole near the right eye. She
had left the house shortly after supper to
meet her father , carrying with her some
money for him. Fritz Weyman , a German
has been arrested on suspicion , Miss Valen
tine Is dying.
Death By Dynamite.
CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. , June 13. Newt
reached here to-night that Jive men had been
killed and many woundvd by the explosion
of a dynamite cartridge at the Inmau mines
lour miles from here. The explosion oc
curred In the mlneijof the Tennessee Coal
Iron and Hallway company , five miles trom
the telegraph office. It Is impossible to so-
Mire toe dulalls to-nlgUU
What Prominent Men Bar About
NEW YOHK , Juno 13. ( Special Telegram
o the BEH. | A Boston special to the Her
ald says : Speaking of the labor party and Its
irobablo successes In lb8S , Powdcrly said :
I do not know how successful the party will
> o In 18S8 , but I believe It will keep on grow-
ng until It Is successful. Kveiythlnir cannot
30 accomplished In a day. and the labor
mrty cannot gain everything In a year.
You know a good Job cannot bo done In a
liurry. The only way to do Is to work along
tdowly and patiently until the dcslied result
is obtained. "
"Will you be the candidate of the labor
party for president In IbSSV"
"No ; emphatically no , " replied 1'owderly.
with great decision ; "nor the candidate ot
any other party , "
"What do you think of the Independent
labor party ? ' ' was the next query.
"That Is a question which I have not time
now to discuss , " replied Mr. 1'owderly.
MnnntngBcllovcs In Cleveland.
NKW Yoiut , June 13. ( Special Telegram
to the BIK. : ] The Herald prints the fol
lowing : "What do I think of the candidates
In the next presidential campaign ? " said Mr.
Daniel J.Mannlug at the Fifth Avenue hotel.
"Well , I can sum It up In a very few words :
[ consider Cleveland the winning card In
the political game. Now , I do not care to
say very much moro on that subject I leave
the Held of politics to younger perhaps I
may say newer men. You think there is
some slight opposition to Cleveland In his
own party ? 1 do not know whether this ba
the case or not ; but this much I will say , if
there be such opposition It will not hurt him.
Cleveland is a party man , but a discreet
party man. I do not care to express an
opinion regarding the knowledge possessed
by the average Intelligent Englishman
regarding the politics of this country. I met
with much kindness there , and when such
matters were discussed It was In a friendly ,
Informal way , such as It would scarcely bo
fair to formulate an opinion upon. "
Ranks for President.
NEW YORK , June 13. ( Special Telegram
to the BKB.J The Tribune says : Morbss ,
who Is engaged In the manufacture ot adver
tising signs , says : " 1 have juit received an
order to put up a great big banner for what
is known as the American protective alli
ance. It Is an organization of which no one
can become a member unless he Is an Amer
ican citizen. 1 understand that it is a scheme
to nominate General N. I1. Banks of Massa
chusetts , for president next year. "
NEW YORK , June 13. ( Special Telegram
to the BEE.J The Tribune's Washington
special says : Great anxiety Is shown by
democratic officials In Washington In regard
to the senatorial election In New Hampshire.
In the navy department are several officers
who fervently pray for the defeat of William
K. Chandler. One matter about which there
is understood to bo great solicitude Is the
accounts relating to the construction of the
Dolphin and the Kofich cruisers since the de
partment took possession of them. It is as
serted that these accounts , especially for the
Atlanta , are In great confusion , and that
nobody seems to know where the credits and
liabilities of the assignees end and those of
the government begin. Of- course , the navy
department would prefer to settle those and
other difficulties without any interference
from Chandler In the capacity of United
States senator. The Interior department
hop * that he will not be elected , and this feelIng -
Ing Is freely expressed by democrats. The
oubjoat aaama' ta bo upparmoat in their minds
The Boudlora in Montreal.
NEW YoitK.June 13. ( Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] To a Montreal correspondent of
the Times , Maloney , now staying at Lachlne ,
said yesterday : "I have not the slightest In
tention ot going back until I can do so In an
honorable way. I Intend to stay here until
September. There Is plenty of amusement
here , plenty of society in the hotel , lota of
boating , fishing and driving outside. I
have been thinklucr of going Into the news
paper business to occupy my time. My boys ,
Eddie and Charlie , are pitcher and catcher of
a base ball team here , and are enjoying them
selves thoroughly. " Keenan and Dempsey
are still at the Windsor , but Delacey has
taken a house In Mackoy street and has
Local Option In Canada.
OTTAWA , Ont. , June 13. In the commons
to-day , the amendment for the repeal ot the
local option law , now in force in sixty-eight
counties in Canada , was rejected. Sir John
Macdonald and another member of the min
istry voted yea. After some further debate
the following was added to the main prohi
bition motion : "Compensation being a
matter of detail , that such be considered
when the measure of prohibition is before
the house. " A division on the main motion
In favor ot prohibition was then taken , and
the motion was negatived by forty-two ma
President Fitzgerald Denounced.
PHILADELPHIA , June 13. The municipal
council of the Irish National league of Phila
delphia adopted a series of resolutions this
evening , characterizing as untrue the reasons
assigned by President Fitzgerald for prevent
ing William O'Brien from visiting this city.
The resolutions denounce Fitzgerald's ac
tion as unwarranted and unjustlfiiable , and
demand that the executive committee of the
league take measures to prevent the repeti
tion of his interference.
McGarlgle Deulos the Charge.
CHICAGO , June 13. County Hospital En
gineer McDonald finished his testimony to
day , and Warden McGariglewas placed upon
the stand. Like McDonald , ho denied all of
the allegations made by the prosecution's
witnesses. Other employes at the hospital
gave evidence tending to corroborate Me-
Garlgle. The testimony will probably be all
In to-uiorrow. _ _
Crop Prospects In the Northwest.
MO.NTKKAL , Juno 13. The Canadian Pa
cific Hallway ' .telegraph company has col
lected crop reports from all points of the
northwest and Manitoba , and with hardly a
single exception the prospects are said to bo
very much better than last year , and a plen
tiful harvest Is expected.
An Important Case.
BOSTON , Juno 13.In the United States
circuit court for the district ot Massachusetts
to-day the cose of the United States vs Amer
ican Bell Telephone company came up for
argument on the domurers of the telephone
company. The hearing will probably last
three or four days.
They Get an Advance.
EVKHSON , Pa. , June 13. The Knights of
Labor have all been ordered back to work at
an advance of 12K per cent , and by the middle
dleof the week 13,000 men will be at work.
But a Pew More Left ,
BOSTON , June 13. James F. Buffum , one
of the last of the band of abolitionists , led by
Garrison and Phillips , died at his home in
Lynn last evening.
Favoring Free Trade.
llEXFKKw , Ont , Junn 13. The farmers'
Institute of South Itenfrew has parsed a resolution
elution favoring free trade with the United
States and pledging the Institute to do Its
utmost to carry such a policy to a successful
Fatal Landslide in Panama ,
NKW YOBK , June 13. Advices from Pan
ama , under date ot the 4ta Inst , are as fol
lows : A landslide Is reported on El Pedroro
farm. In Concordla. burying Senor Pedro
Arestrepo , bis wife and nine children and
servants In the bouse. In all Mxken tt r-
iona wire killed. .
THE TRANSMISSION OF TYRER
The American Telephone Company's Man
ager Out Off From the Central Office.
HE RINGS IN HIS RESIGNATION.
Directors of the Concern Hold a
Sleeting and Elect a Successor-
Beit Iluttcrworth Makes a
Tyrer Requested to Resign.
WASHINGTON , Juno 13. ( Special Tele
gram to the Bin. : ] The directors of the
American Telephone company met this
morning to consider the situation. Mr. Tyrer
was present , as was Major Buttorworth ,
president of the company. The reports which
have appeared In the newspapers touching
the criminal record ot Tyrer are said to have
caused great surprise among the board of di
rectors and each one expressed astonishment
that the tacts were as they aro. A resolu
tion was at once adopted asking him for his
resignation and full power of attorney to
carry out all the contracts between him and
the Venezuela people. Tyrer at once com
plied with the reimest and retired from his
place on the board. A committee has been
appointed to make a thorough investigation
ot all the affairs of the company re-
latins to concessions and prospects
of business. Butterworth says he
had no knowledge whatever of the record
of Tyrer and that It never occurred to him to
Inquire Into the character of the eentlemen
with whom ho was to become acquainted , es
pecially as he knew the majority ot them to
bo perfectly upright men. He says that no
one need loose a dollar and provisions will
be made to repay any who may be dissatis
fied with their investments. He has faith
Btlll that the concession Is a valuable one and
that the company will have a prosperous
, A Novel Monthly Race.
WASHINGTON , June 13. [ Special to the
BEE.J On the tenth day ot every month tne
people of Washington who have business in
the vicinity of the telegraph ofllces are
trnated to a race which Is never advertised In
advance. This race Is run by a boy on a bi
cycle on the ono hand , and another on a
small Welch pony. The tenth of the month
is the day upon which the crop reports are
Issued from the department of agriculture.
These reports frequently affect the market
values of grain and cotton , and for that rea
son every possible precaution Is taken at the
department to prevent the premature publi
cation ot the content ? of these reports. By a
special arrangement made some years ago at
the department the report is given to every
one Interested at the same hour on the 10th.
The telegraph companies always have a
messenger on hand to secure a copy at the
earliest possible moment It Is after the re
ports are delivered to those messengers that
the monthly race begins. Each messenger
rushes to his steed , the boy on the pony lays
tliQ whip on In an exceedingly lively manner ,
while the rider of the wheel works the pedals
for all that is in him. It frequently happens
that the pony objects very strongly to the
manner employed to make him increase his
speed , and that he refuses to so at all. When
this happens the bicycle Is certain to reach
the goal first and the way the rider dis
mounts Is enough to frighten any timid per
son who happens to be In the neighborhood.
On Friday last the pony balked and as a re
sult tbe bicycle boy had a practical walkover.
He arrived at his often and rushed In to tliu
recolyjng clerk , scarcely stopping lu dis
mount , " -run oti.oi foiim aint In slant yet , "
was his only remark. But the "other feller"
was lu sight and , In fact , had only been
beaten a couple of seconds. He saw that the
pony was of no earthly use , BO he abandoned
the homely little brute. He used his legs In
stead and did not stop even to pick up his hat
when It blew off. When the pony was caught
It was chewing geraniums In the agricultural
Cleveland's Proposed Western Trip.
WASHINGTON , June 13. [ Special to the
BEE. ] It Is no longer a secret that when
President Cleveland goes west this summer
to see St LoiUa , etc. , he will make a clean
circuit of that section ot country. It Is his
intention to visit nearly all of the central
and western states , and I have It from a re
liable source that Mr. Cleveland has privately
accepted moro than a dozen Invitations to at
tend fairs , celebrations , etc. , and Is consider
ing the advisability of being present at many
more. A number of county fairs have not
been advertised because their officers expect
to have the president In attendance , have
not received his reply , and therefore do
not know when ho will be on hand.
A gentleman who recently talked to Presi
dent Cleveland about being present when a
fair Is held In a New England state says the
only thing necessary to get the chief execu
tive to an affair of a public nature when it
will uot Interfere with dates already made is
an assurance that no evil can come of his
presence that Is , that there is no politics In
the occasion. The president is paiticular not
to get mixed up in any political scheme , lie
Is especially sorry that there should be con
tention over his going to St. Louis , and says
that if ho had any idea that there would have
been this rookery he would not have ac
cepted. It is believed that he will yet decline
to go there.
Trying to Oust Oliver.
WASHINGTON , June 13. A petition for a
writ of quo warranto against John N. Oliver
.was to-day filed In the district court In the
name of the United States. Oliver was re
moved from the office of justice of the peace
by President Cleveland , but refused to sur
render the office docket to his successor ,
claiming that he could be removed only by
the supreme court of the district The peti
tion , which was made returnable on the ICtn
Inst , calls on Oliver to show by what rUht
he continues to exercise the functions of
A "Bee" Man's Trip.
WAsiiiNaTON.June 13. ( Special Telegram
to BEE ] Perry S. Heath , regular correspon
dent of the BEP. in Washington , loft for New
York to-day. He sails for Southampton on
the North German Lloyd steamer Trave on
Wednesday. Ho will be KOUO about four
months and will extend his trip as far as
St. Petersburg ami Moscow. There will bo
at least eight Washington newspaper men In
Europe this summer.
WASHINGTON , Juno 13. ( Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Tbe postmaster at Beatrice has
applied for the establishment ot the free de
livery service. An Inspector has been sent
to Investigate the condition of the town. It
found sufficiently developed In the way of
improvements the service will be put in
operation there after the 1st of July.
The president has appointed Walter Klrk-
patrlck of Vlrden , III. , and Albert C. lloblu-
son of Green Bay , Wis. , to be postmasters.
Postal changes have been made In. Ne
braska as follows ; star service established
West Point , by Saint Charles to Monterey ,
eight and a quarter miles and bace , three
times a week , by a two hours' schedule from
July 1,1887 , to June 30,1S88. Dodge to Glen-
coo. eight miles and back , six times a week ,
by a two hours' schedule , from July 1 , 18b7 ,
! ° KJln.e50'.1,883Wal1 } messenger service es-
tabllshed-Humphrev , Platte county , from
Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley rail
road , rout * 1,041.150 rods , often as required
froinJuIv20uW7 , The name ot the post-
office at Hamilton. Chase county , has been
changed to Chamnlon and Kobert Ewlng
has been commissioned postmaster. Will-
lam H. Cookay has filed his bond
and a commission has been Issued to him as
postmaster at Geneva. A commission 1ms
also been issued to Helen Eddy at Ked
lovfa changes Martin Fox has been com
missioned postmaster at Nashville. Star
service changed to go Into effect July 1
M Irose to N w York , curtail service to end
at Confidence , omitting Bethlehem and New
J ork , decreasing distance eight and one-
half miles ; Pelro to Correctionvllln , Include
Galeion thisi route , between Lucky Valley
and CorrectlouvlUe , incjeaslcg dUUncc two
miles. Correctionvllln to Smlthland , curtail
service to begin at Oto and omit Correction-
villo and Gale , decreasing distance seven
teen and one-half miles.
Impure American Lard.
WASHINGTON , Juno 13. Writing from
Leghorn to the department of state , Consul
Sartorls says the duties on Imports will be
largely Increased to protect Italian Indus
tries and products. A strong effort Is belnp
made to have a duty of 13.39 per 200 pounds
Imposed on American lard. A recent
analysis presented to a commission is said to
have shown that American lard contains 12
to 15 per cent of water , hidden by means of
2 to 8 per cent of alum and l per cent of
Virginians Censure nosier.
WAsiiiNdTON , June 13. [ Special to
the BI.E. | Virginians generally do
not sympathize with General liosser In his
last attack upon General Phil Sheridan.
They say Kosser has said too much ; that It
would be very natural for General Sheridan
to want to visit the old fields of his conquest ,
and if he wants to he should not be moles ted ;
further , that there can bo no excuse for callIng -
Ing him vile names , even if a gallant con
federate ofllccr applies them.
Among the Military.
WASHINGTON , June 13. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] In order to test the ad
visability of making more frequent payments
In the army , It Is proposed to make monthly
payments at San Francisco and New York
for six months or so.
First Lieutenant Frederick D. Sharp.
Twentieth Infantry , has been ordered to
duty at Fort Leavenworth , at the expiration
of his present leave of absence.
Mandernon Select * MoMlohael.
WASHINGTON , June 13. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.J Senator Mauderson Is In
the city. A meeting ot the senate committee
on printing has been called for to-morrow ,
when a successor to Ben : Perley Poore will
be formally appointed. The choice rests
with Senator Mandorson , and ho Is said to
have selected W. H. McMlchael , ot Nebraska ,
for the place.
A Sllmly Attended Reception.
WASHINGTON , June 13. The president
held a public reception in th i east room this
afternoon. It did not last long , as only a
tow persons attended , owing to the fact that
the reception would be given not being gen
Lamar Hack From the South.
WASHINGTON , Juno 13. Secretary Lamar
returned from the south this evening.
THE EA.RL OF ABERDEEN.
Ho Is Received With Honor in San
SAN FRANCISCO , Jane 13. The earl of
Aberdeen , lord lieutenant ot Ireland under
the Gladstone administration , was given a
brilliant reception this afternoon. There
were present all the justices of the state su
preme court and judges of the local courts ,
the mayor of the city , and a large number ot
state ofllcials and prominent citizens , num
bering In all 800. A memorial was presented
to the nobleman on behalf of the citizens ,
which declared the subscribers could not allow
the opportunity to poaa without expressing
their Warm approval of the manner in
which ho hnd discharged his duties as
lord lieutenant. The memorial was also
hlchly complimentary to the Countess of Ab-
berdeon In winning the love of the people of
Ireland. In response Aberdeen said he re
cognized the significance of such an expres
sion apart from Its gratify " pereouui cimr-
auiei. Ha wns quite 8UWth ttho best Amer
ican opinion would never be in favor of any
thing like the dismemberment of the rela
tions existing between Great Britain and
Ireland. "It Is. therefore , a highly desirable
thing , " ho continued , ' "that the leading mem
bers of the Irish community should make it
plain that their views and alms are not In
laver of separation , but of that form of self-
government for Ireland which would bo per
fectly consistent with and contrlbutlvo to
Imperial unity. " The carl further assured
the audience that he had perfect faith that
the liberal party would be victorious in the
home rule light
British Grain Trade Review.
LONDON , June 13. The Mark Lane Kx-
press , In Its weekly review of the British
grain trade during the past week , says :
Premising crop prospects have weakened
the values of English wheat. Ample deliver
ies at the provincial exchanges assisted the
fall to the extent of Od. The sales of Eng
lish wheat during the week were 59,614 quar
ters at 85s 4d , against 43,030 quarters at 31s
lid during the corresponding period last
year. Forefen wheat was unfavorably
affected toward the close of the week.
The belief that a brealt down
In the American ring was Imminent , the
presence of a whole fleet of arrivals off the
coast , and the slackened continental de
mand combined to cause a drop In quota
tions of Id percental. Flour has maintained
values. The demand , however , is slackened.
Corn Is quiet. Thirty wheat cargoes arrived ,
nine wore sold , five were withdrawn , and
sixteen remained. At to-day's market wheat
values of all kinds were against sellers.
Flour , corn and oats were dull. Linseed
was firm at Is advance.
A New Feature of the Strike.
PiTTsnuRO , June 13. A new feature of
the strike in the coke regions to-day was the
action of the owners of the blast turnace.
They sent a committee to the members of tbe
late syndicate and Informed them they would
positively refuse to pay any more than 81.60
per ton tor coke. They would keep their
furnaces banked. This places the coke op
erators between two tires. They say it will
bo Impossible for them to pay the advance in
wages , and then reduce the price of coke.
The resumption of work at the Frlck
coke ovens , now controlled by Car
negie , Plilpps & Co. , glyes employment
to about three thousand men , and will
probably result In a general resumption
throughout the Coniiellsvlllo region in a few
days. The output of the Frick ovens is
about five thousand tons of coke per day , of
which Carnegie & Co. use 40 per cent of this
In their own mills.
River and Lake Men'o Convention.
CINCINNATI , June 18. The convention of
river and lake men assembled to-day. The
object of their meeting is to protect their In
terests under the Inter-state commerce law ,
Captain Kountze , who was appointed per
manent chairman , said the object of the
meeting was to form a permanent organiza
tion of steamboat owners on laKe and river ,
and to resist the encroachments of railroads.
Proper rates for steamboat transportation
will force the matter for the consideration of
the general superintendent of steamboat In-
terestg , who will be appointed during the
A Southern Industry Falls.
NASHVII.I.B , Tenn. , Juno 13-Tho Hall &
Ordway Manufacturing company , boots and
shoes , failed to-day , owing to heavy losses In
their business. The firm's liabilities are
1 > ,000 , and the individual liabilities
840000 ; total assets , 8200,000. This Is the
only shoe manufactory Ir the south , and wa
believed to be doing a goc > a business.
Cora Lee On Trial.
Si'ni.vapjELT ) , MOT , Juno 13.-Tho trial of
Cora Lee for tbe murder ot Sarah Graham ,
wife of her paramour , Evangelist Graham ,
was beffun hero this morning. The attend
ance Is large and the Interest in the case has
not eubslded , although it It Is not us Intense
as when the parties wore first arrested.
CHICAGO , June 13. The second annual
convention of the order of Hallway Tele
graphers , Is to bo held In Chicago , com
mencing June 15 , continuing two or three
days. Delegates from all parts of tbe coun
try are expected.
PiTTsnuno , June 18. At the Amalga
mated association convenlon to-day the scale
discussion was continued.
UNITED STATES IN MEXICO ,
Besulta of American Railway Work in Oar
A REMARKABLY FINE SHOWING.
What Licss Than Seven Years of Push
and Enterprise Has Accom
plished Commercial Annex
ation of a Republic.
Mexico' * American Railways.
NEW YOHK , Juno 13. ( Special to the
BEK.I What has been the outcome of the
American railway Invasion in Mexico ? In
1880 there was not a mil * of American rait-
way in Mexico and the whole railway mileage
of the country did not exceed 500 miles , the
greater part of which was the English road
from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico. To
day there are 3,700 miles of American railway
In operation distributed as follows :
Mexican Central railway . 1,304
Mexican National railroad . 763
Sonora railway . 205
International ( iluntlngton's ) . 210
Small lines. . 105
Total . 2J06
There are also 165 miles in Texas from
Laredo to Corpus Cbrtstl built by the Na
tional to give Itself a vent to the seaboard ,
and which are a part of Its system. In addi
tion to this , the Central is encaged In further
gradual building and the National has just
started work on a division of 400 miles , com
pleting Its main line to the United States.
There U now In all Mexico a total mileage of
a little over 3,000 miles ; the American pro
portion of the system Is therefore now three-
fourths of the whole , and this proportion Is
There has been put Into these railways
( Including advanced construction already
undertaken ) and other enterprises allied
with them over 8120,000,000 of cash , all
American or procured by American effort
and represented by American securities.
The face value of the various securities Is
sued by these railways and associated com
panies foot up nearly $200.000,000 , which Is
about one-tiftn of the national debt of the
United States bearing Interest.
In the wake of the railways there have fol
lowed mining companies , tramway com
panies , telegraph companies , land and
colon I/atlon companies , coal and Iron com
panies , etc. , etc. . whose capital stock , and In
many cases bonds , It is impossible to esti
mate , but many well Informed persons think
that Its aggregate would equal the aggregate
of railway Invesoments.
This Is the measure of the faith which the
people of the United States had In the com
mercial regeneration of Mexico through the
railways a faith which the people ot Mexico
have not had themselves as they have steadily
refused to Invest In railway securities. The
home aid to the railways in Mexico has been
from the government and not from the people
Now how has Mexico responded to this
venture ? Are there any evidences of
changed or changing conditions , social or
political , which will show the judgment of
the American railway builders to have been
a wise one ? In other words what have been
the results ? The results so far are clearly
marked and apparently such as to vindicate
the work and the very heavy investment
going on under It. Briefly , the leading
changes which the railway leaven has mode
In Mexico area * follows :
1. Mexico has been brought in connection
With the world . It 1872 , when the Hi st Amer
ican railways were projected In Mexico , but
nothing built , owing to the panic of 1871) ) , It
took a tclecram from the City of Mexico from
a week to ton days to reach New York , and
then It came up mangled by transmission
through Spanish and American operators.
Now the telegraphic service Is prompt and
Intelligent. A message can go and be ans
wered In a day. Then the transmission of
of money to and from Mexico was a huge
labor and hazard. Now the City ot Mexico
has much the same banking and exchange
relations with New York as Amsterdam or
other great centers. Then mall went only
twice a month by slow steamers ; now dally
by express railway trains.
2. Politically peace has come to the dis
turbed land through the establishment of
law and order. Itoads have done for Mexico
what they did for Rome under the Caesars ,
or for En&land under the Georges.
3. Economically the commercial and In
dustrial development of the country set In at
once and IB advancing slowly , for Mexicans
are slow to change or at least to come Into
our way , but still it is advancing steadily and
surely. Perhaps what looks slow to us is
really rapid from the Mexican point of view.
The last ten years have worked for Mexico a
social revolution creater than any ever
worked there before In a century's time. The
evidence of this development are not argu-
mentnUve.but can bo summed up In achieved
results , sornn ot which are the following :
Theie has been a steady and continuous
increase In the earnings of railways. Tne
receipts both of the Central and the
National show steady , gains from year to
year. This year the gains are very largo and
the other roads are sharing In the general
Since the railway era the government rev
enues of Mexico have advanced steadily
from 817,800,000 In 1879 to 933.000,000 now.
The budget of 1SS7-1S88 Is based on an esti
mate Income. A detailed investigation of
the government returns stiows that this ad
vance has not taken place alone In customs ,
but In internal taxes as well. The develop
ment of the country , therefore , has been sym
metrical and regular.
Them are no means of measuring the
growth of internal trade and Industry in
Mexico except as the Internal taxes may af
ford such measure. The development of
trade with the world , however , Is measured
with reasonable accuracy by the customs du
ties. Atloast while these duties may not
measure the volume of the trade because thev
leave out of sight smuggling and illegiti
mate traffic , they measure fairly enough the
rate of progression. The following table ,
showing the progress of traffic between this
country and Mexico for the last eight years ,
presents very clearly the movement of In
crease , and is Instructive and sugnestlvo In
many respects. It Is it table showing the
value of merchandise , Including coin and
bulllion , Imported into the United States and
exported from the United States into
Year ending Total ? " " ' ? ' * m'
June 30 , Exports Imports
1870 . $ a,7 l12'H $14,017,819 , .
1880 . 7ffl , b64 18,325,417 24,1I5,281 !
I8SI . 11,172.738 17,4Ml2a 8S.6.M.WI4
18K5 . 16 01.018 15rrtJ,8.tT a ) > | ,8fl5
1R83 . lBOa4,572 17,9/10,109 3M44.6U3
1F81 . 13a t. ! 7 ,03i',387 85,072,314
18H5 . K.420.100 M,1M,613 33,006,823
1888 . 7.M7.658 Z7 , < i-3,3fW 35,471,028
4. The most satisfactory result as for as we
are concerned Is that this country Is reaping
as It ought this new Held. About 00 psr cent
of the whole foreign trade of Mexico Is with
France , Great Britain and the United States.
Carefully compared statistics compiled trom
the government returns of these three coun
tries show that filnoe the railroad era the
United States' trade with Mexico has steadily
gained In relative proportion on that of
France and Great Britain , and Is now rapidly
gaining. Another significant fact Is tlia't
this new volume of trade flows In new cur
rents. It enters the United States by the
railways and not by the waterways.
5. Th fifth result and the final one ot
which tbe brief limits of this letter permit
mention , Is the breaking down ot the barriers
ot Ignorance , prejudice and misunderstand
ing which always exists on distant frontiers.
As the result of ten * years short work the
people of Mexico and of the United States ,
up to this time total strangers to each other ,
divided by race , tradition , language and re
ligion , have to-day as intelllgenfand Christian
an understanding of efl H other as England
and Franco have after centuries ot close
neighborhood. The two peoples rapidly ac
quire each other's language : there is mutual
toleration of opposing beliefs ; the law
less collisions of the frontier are
yearly lessening ; the armies of the
two nations cross and recroes the Klo Grande
In pursuit of common foes ; the great manu
facturing houses of the United Status have
their depots in Mexico and canvabs the
whole country with tllgUto of drummers ,
while the advertising columns of many ot
the City of Mexico papers read as if pub
lished In Now York.
A reciprocity treaty has failed , but on
both sides there has been considerable In
crease of the ease of trade , brought about
under the pressure ot the mutual national
embrace. The new law of Mexico , which
will go Into effect July 1 ot this year , makes
material reductions on many Important arti
cles. aThero Is very little limitation , Indeed ,
now to the coming great trafllc between the
THIS CRIMES HILT * .
Its Discussion Renewed lit the Honso
LONDON , June 13. The house of commons
this overling resumed debntn on the coercion
bill , taking up the fifth clause , which deals
with the proclaiming of districts. Henry
Fowler , liberal , proposed as an amendment
that the proclamations bo made by order of
the privy council Instead of by the viceroy.
Balfour , chief secretary for Ireland , declined
to accept the amendment. Hcaly , McNcal ,
Clancy and Dillon , nationalists , successively
supported the amendment. After consider
able debate the amendment was put to a d > -
vision and was rejected 335 to 167.
Shaw Lcfevre moved an amendment limit
ing the authority of the viceroy In proclaim
ing to districts where it might bo necessary
for the prevention of crime and outrage. Ho
appealed to the government to assent to the
alteration , which he said would bring the
clause In accord with the act of 18S2. After a
debate by Attorney General Webster and
Morley , Bradlatigh suggested that to inoct the
views ot the government , the words , "and
punishment" be added to the amendment
alter the word "prevention. " Balfour an
nounced that the government accepted the
amendment with Bradlaugh's modification.
The government accepted the amend
ment offered by Fowler making proclama
tions subjected to the veto of either nouso of
parliament Alter several other amend
ments had been rejected Attorney General
Holmes moved to amend the clause by mak
ing summary Jurisdiction and change of
venue apply to crimes committed before the
Issue of the proclamation If such crimes com
mitted after the passing of the act. Hcaly
said he considered the proposal a breach .of
faith , made In order to occupy tbe little time
that was left for discussion. The amend
ment was carried by a vote of 217 to 118.
In the house of lords to-day tbe considera
tion of the Irish land bill In committee was
finished and the report stage was set for
The Prince's Ijlfe In Danger.
LONDON , June 13. The Chronicle's Berlin
correspondent emphasizes the recent adverse
reports regarding the condition of the crown
prince of Germany. Uo asserts that Bismarck
considers the crown prince's life doomed
and that the latter's family are prepared for
the worst. The correspondent has heard that
the real statement ot Prof. Vlrchow was
concealed ; that the professor went to the
palace , and with tears In his eyes declared his
examination had led him to believe that the
malady was incurable , and that the prince's
life was In danger. A specialist has written
to the Tagblatt , saying ho believes the case Is
a serious one , and that the fitting tlmo for
the operation Is being allowed to PAKS owing
to fears for the result. He says It Is neces
sary to remove the larnyx. which Is the only
way to save the prlnco.s life , although It will
deprive him of his voice.
Davltt' * Sunday Meetlnjt.
DUIIUN , Juno 14. When It wasdlscovcred
yesterday that Michael Uavltt had outwitted
the authorities and was holding a meeting at
Fcakle , a force of police was sent from
Bodyko to disperse it. It did not reach
Keakle , however , until after Davltt bad fin
ished and loft the place. A severe fracas oc
curred between the police and the crowd
which had attacked the meeting , nd several
persons wore Injured. < . ,
Affairs In Afghanistan.
LONDON , June 13. Sir James Ferguson ,
parliamentary secretary for the foreign
ofllce , stated that the Husslan railway toward
Afghanistan was completed to within 125
tulles of thu frontier.
In the lords this afternoon \ Iscount Cross ,
secretary of state for India , announced that
Lord Dufferin , viceroy of India , had tele
graphed on Juno 9 that there was no fighting
going on In Afghanistan ,
SOUTHAMPTON , Juno 13 [ Special Tele
gram to the BKE. ] Arrived steamer Werra ,
from New York to Bremen.
HAVIIE , June 13. Arrived , steamer La
Gasconge from New York.
Gi.Asaow.July 13. Arrived , steamer State
of Georgia from New York.
NEW YORK , June 18. Arrived , steamer
Servia from Liverpool.
A Slaver Sunk.
LONDON , June 13. Zanzibar dispatches
say that the slaver D'how attacked the launch
of a British man of war and wounded the
officer and five men. The D'how was how
ever sunk by the force on ( the launch and
and forly-threo slaves that were upon her
Emperor William Improving.
BEIILIN , Juno 13. This morning's bulletin
'officially states that Emperor William con
tinues to make good progress towards recov
ery. He slept well last night. Crown Prince
Frederick William left Berlin for London
to-day to take part In the queen's jubilee cel
Another Insane Duchess.
BERLIN , June 13. The duchess of Alen-
con was taken to a private asylum to-day. A
year beforn her marriage she was engaged to
the late y\\\\z \ \ of Bavaria , but for unknown
reasons the engagement was ruptured. Since
the king's death the duchess has hovered be
tween life hnd death , and IB now In a con
dition similar to that of the duchess of Cum
Rioting at Athlonc.
DuiiMN , June in. There was serious riot
ing at Athlone to-day between the soldiers
and civilians. The soldiers wrecked a num
ber of housiw and many citizens were In
jured with stones.
A Nnw Konmnnlnn Cabinet.
BEI.OUAI > K , June 13. A now cabinet has
A New Vfco President.
PAIIH , Juno 13. The chamber of deputies
has elected M. Devllle vlco president of that
Successful Toronto Strikers.
TORONTO , June 13 The striking carpen
ters met this morning. About 1,200 answered
to their names. It was announced that
twenty-seven master carpenters had signed
the agreement granting an Increased rate , and
the men , about 400 In number , employed by
these went back to work this afternoon. It
Is expected that the other masters will soon
follow suit Three hundred plasterers also
went out on a strike this morning for an ad
vance of 2 > f cents per hour. Twenty master
plasterers promptly aitreod to grant the In
crease and the men wilt go bacif to work to
morrow , leaving only about sixty men out.
Strung Up l''or Murder ,
Mr..rms , Tenn. , June 13. Dago Joe , a
half breed who shot and killed Walter
Hayiies , a young white boy , at Shelby , Miss. ,
on the ibth ot May , was taken yesterday
afternoon from the officers , who were con
veying him from Duncan Station , Miss. , to
Jail at Austin , by a crowd of fifty men and
hanged to a tree.
For Nebraska , southerly winds , fair
weather , nearly stationary temperature.
For Iowa , local rains , southerly winds ,
For eastern Dakota , southerly winds , fair
weather , slight change In temperature.
Arrested For Grand Larceny.
' NEWARK , N. J. , June 13. William Bank ,
an Englishman , fifty-one years old , was ar
rested bete to-Oay on a dispatch from Je-
111 , chaif ing blw with graiid laiceny.
VICTORIOUS OMAOA TURNERS
They Oaptnro a Number of Frizes at
A SUCCESSFUL COMPETITION ,
Rain Again Interfere * With tny
Oinaha-TopoKn flame the State
Sportsmen's Shoot Doings
on the Turn
The Top ok a Tournament. \
TOPKKA , Has. , Juno 13. ( Special Tel- * '
gram to the BKK.J The annual gymnastlo
and athletic tournament of the Missouri
Valley turn-blzirk ( district ) commenced Sat
urday , Juno 11 , at noon In this city. Classed
present for competitive exercises aroasfol- ,
lows : From Missouri , Kansas City and St.4
Joe , one class each ; from Kansas , Leaven * '
worth , Atchlson , Marysvlllc , Newton , Wich
ita , Topeka and Lawrence , ono class each ;
from Nebraska , Omaha , two classes. The
exercises were opened by an address by Hon.
Phillip Andres , of Omaha , Neb. , after which
the different classes eniuuod In the competi
tive drill. The Omaha first class excelled all
others , and was awarded the first prize. The
Omaha second class was awarded the fourth
position as regard point of excellence.
While the task of awarding the prizes has at
this hour not been completed , the following
members of the Omaha classes have been
awarded Individual honors : William Bloedol ,
lirst prlzo for excellence In apparatus exer-
clsns ; John Anthes , third prize , ditto ; A.
lleinze , fourth prize , ditto ; C. F. Claasson ,
seventh prlzo , ditto ; Casper Buechener ,
tenth prize , ditto ; Casper Buech-
ncr , first prize for running high
lump ; John Anthes , second prize , ditto ;
John Anthes.second prlzo for climbing rope ;
John Anthes , first prize for putting tha
stone ; John Anthes. first prize for polo vault-
ing. Too much credit cannot be given Mr.
Henry Kummerow for the masterly manner in
which he conducted the exercises , acting In
the capacity of master of exercises. Mr.
Kummorow Is the most finished teacher of
athletics in the west as was ovlncod by the
work of the Omaha classes which ho has
drilled for the occasion. To-day will wind
up the exercises , and the Omaha classes ex
pect to gain several more prizes.
The rain of yesterday afternoon caused
another postponement of the Omaha-Topoka
series after one inning had been playofl , In
which theTopekas scoied four and white
washed the home team. The runs wore made
on an error of Hourko's at third , Swift's wild
throw to'third from right field and three
passed balls by Krchmeyer. O'Lcary began
pitching a great game , and would have
doubtless puzzled the giants had the rain not
Interfered with the game. Another effort
will be made to play the game this afternoon ,
The Kansas City team will bo hero to-morrow
for three games.
St. Joe Badly Boston.
DENVER , June 13. [ Special Telegram to
the BIK. : The final game with the St
Josephs to-day was In many respects the
poorest played on the Denver grounds this
season. WelgratTe was batted all over the
field and no doubt would have been relieved
had there been anyone to replace him who
could have done bectter. The visitors made
five times as many errors as the home club ,
and played with seemingly little or no Inter
est. The Denvers played an exceedingly
good game In every respect Nichols , the
new pitcher from Savannah , Increased his
popularity to-day by his pitching. Uo was
hit for only three scores up to the end of the
seventh Inning. The following was the
score : '
Denver. 5 2302251 0 20
StJoo 1 10001033 U
Huns earned Denver 20 , St. Joe 7. Two-
base hits Tolwau , Harding , Palllips , Dallas.
Home runs Gorman , Smith , Phillips 2 , To-
beau , Isaacson. Bases on balls Nichols 5 ,
Weigriffo8. Passed balls Dallas 2 , Bell
man 2. Struck out Nichols 4 , Welgrlffe 1.
Left on bases-Denver 11 , St Joe 7. Wild
pitches Nichols 1 , WelgrlffoS. Base hits-
Denver 33 , St. Joe 14. Errors-Denver 3 , St.
Lincoln Dcttents Kansas City.
LINCOLN. Neb. , June ! ! ( . [ Special Tele
gram to the BEI : . | The Kansas City and
Lincoln clubs met for the first tlmo on the
homo team's grounds to-day and the Lincoln
club was victorious In a well played game.
Hart , the now pitcher for the Llncolns ,
played an excellent game , and Dolan gave
him perfect support. Dooms and Graves
were the battery for Kansas City. In the
third Inning the visitors made a long , loud
kick over a decision of the umpire , and
claim to have grounds for n protest. The
game was finished , however , and won on Its
own met Its. The following is the score by
Lincoln 2 0430010 0 10
Kansas City 1 01302000 7
Hastings Defeats Leavnnworth.
C HASTINGS , Neb. , June 13. [ Special Telegram
gram to the BEE.J Hastings won the second
game with Loavenworth to-day by superior
batting. Nicholson pitched bis usual mag
nificent game and wvs admlraby supported.
Scorn by innings :
Hastings 3 00300101 8
Leavonworth. . . .0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4
Eriors Hastings 4. Base hits Hastings
14 , Leavenworth 7. Home runs Nicholson
and White. Struck nut-Swart/ , Nicholson
5. Batteries Nicholson andHeeraes , SwartE
and Reynolds. Time of game 1 hour and
40 minutes. Umpire Deagle.
A Plum Greek Shout.
PLUM CHEEK , Neb. , Juno 13. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE.J The gun club of the ,
city has arranged to hold a two days touroa-
ment here , beginning Monday , June 20. A , '
large number of the good shots of the stato/1
urn expected to bo present. The shooting
will be at live and clay birds , a large liumben
of the former having been secured tor the oc
casion. The entrance lee in each match ?
ranges from S2 to 810.
National League Games.
PiTTSiiuiio , Juno 13. The game between
the Pittsburtr and Detroit teams to-day re
sulted ad follows :
Plttsburg 0 10110030 8 ,
Detroit 0 00030000 33
Pitchers McCormlck and Weldman. Baso-
hits Plttsbunc 10 Detroit IS. Errors Pitts * !
burg 8 , Detroit 1. Umpire Doeschur.
CHICAGO , June 13 The game between the
Chicago and Indianapolis teams to-day re
sulted as follows :
Chicago 1 3100031 * 0
Indianapolis 0 001 100 20 4
Pitchers Baldwin and Healy. Base lilts-
Chicago 14. Indianapolis 15. Errors Chl-
caeo 2 , Indianapolis 3. Umpire Pearce.
BOSTON , June 13. The game between
the Boston and Washington teams to-day
resulted as follows :
Boston 0 00003011 5
Washington 0 00004000- 4
Pitchers Madden and Whitney. BasehiH
Bostonl , Washington 12. Errors Boston
3 , Washington 7. Umpire Holland.
NKW YOUK , June 18. The game between
the Naw York and Philadelphia teams to-day
resulted as follows :
New York 2 02000000 4
Philadelphia 2 1000110 * 5
Pitchers Keeto and Casey. Base hits-
New York 13 , Philadelphia 13. Error.i-Now
York 3 , Philadelphia 2. Umpire-Powers.
The American Association.
BALTUIOIIE. June 18. The game bntweno
Baltimore and Cleveland to-day resulted ua
follows : ,
Baltlmoie 2 W
Cleveland 0 00000000 Ot ,
Pitchers Shrere and Puchlnoy. Base hit *
Baltimore 12 , Cleveland 5. Errors Baltl' ,
moro 1 , Cleveland2. Umpire Currv.
PHILADELPHIA , June 13. The ga'uie be
tween the Athletics and St Louis to-day re
sulted as follows :
Athlollcs 3 3100520 2 1
St. Louis 0 03208000 a
Pitchers Matthews for Athletics. Fout
and Hudson for St. Louis. HRBO hits Ath
letics 20 , St Louis 12. Erroru-AthieUomf
b , bt. Louis. 9. Umpire Valentine.
" Juao 13-TUe Banut betwei
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