Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 22, 1873, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 22, 1873 Page 5
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MURDERED ON THE ROAD. A Lonely Farmer Killed While Re turning to Ills Home. Eis Body Found Lying in tlio Mid- die of the Road. His Skull Fractured, and His Heart Pierced by a Bullet. TTlie Victim as Yet Unknown, and His Assassins Undiscovered. The Tragedy Shrouded in Horri ble Mystery, Tho body of tho hapless victim of an undoubt ed midnight assassination was found on West Chicago avonuo, near tho intersection of Whisky Point road, yesterday morning, at 7 o’clock, by Adam W. Cook, of No. 600 Second street. Tho details of tho shocking tragedy, tho identity of tho murderers, aud oven tho namo aud residence of iboir victim, aro as yet unknown; but tho wounds which appear ou tbo body remove all doubt tbat, in tbo dead of Tuesday night, A HORRIBLE MURDER was committed. Tbo place whore tho body was Xound is about ono milo west of Western avenue, and the same distance oast from tho now city limits, on a highway much frequented by farm ers after nightfall, on tbolr return to their homos from tho city, which, therefore, has, at times, boon infested with assassins, whoso dark dooda have mado tho road, to some, a terror. Several bloody encounters havo occurred upon it, but, unless tho dwellers on it aro deceived, a murder has now, for tho first time, boon committed along its route. THE SURROUNDINGS of the place whore the body was found are lone ly and desolate, there being no house near by, nor trees, aud tho road is seamed along by iditohes. As before stated, tbo horrible discovery was mode by a man named Adam Cook, a laborer, who was proceeding to his work. As ho ap proached tho body, bo supposed it to bo that of an inebriated man, and paid no particular atten tion to it. But, upon coming nearer, bo was ter rified by tbo sight of A'FOOL OF BLOOD, Which lay all about tho head of tho prostrate nan. Tho lifeless condition of tho body, with tho faco all discolored and disfigured, and a deep out in tho forehead, a* ouco raised tho frighten ing supposition in hie mind that tho prostrato form before him was that of a murdered man. Ho immediately retraced his stops, and proceed ed to tho Eighth Precinct Polico Station, where ho reported tho-discovery to' Sergeant Briscoo. That officer immediately detailed Officers Kerr and Bigler to accompany Mr. Cook to tho placo whore tho body was lying. When they reached there, tho whole neighbor hood had been aroused, and tho body was sur rounded by a crowd of curious and oxcitod people. Tho body had not boon molested, and was lying in the same position - AS WUEN DISCOVERED. It was found on tho north side of tho road, on the flat of Its back. Tho head lay in a shallow ditch, which was filled with a pool of blood. Thoro was also a trail of blood, which extended from the head to a spot near tho fonco. on tho samo side of tho road, which indicated, either that tho murdered man bad staggered to tho spot whore ho was found, or had boon carried thoro. Tho former suppo sition is most likely true, os a pistol-shot was found in his breast, which, from its nature, Was doubtless made after tho victim was down, and was given to tho moro effectually silence bun. THE MURDERED SIAN Was dressed plainly, and, to all appearances, was a farmer. He woro brown joan pants, a dark Test, and a block coat. Ho had. on a cncokored Woolen shirt. On his right hand was a buckskin gauntlet glove. Ho wore heavy grayish whis vers on lus chin and cheeks. His Loir was thin, and of tho same color, and his foroboad retreat ing. Ho was six foot in height, and was, appar ently about 68 years old. ■ THE EVIDENCES OP MURDER were clear and unmistakable. Tbo book part of Load, behind the loft oar, wqb crushed in by some blunt instrument, and bo dead* iy was the effect that' the skull was laid open, and the brains protruded from the wound. Over the right oyo there was a cut, an inch in length, which must have been made by a fllung-shot. Whatever weapon had been used, it bad made a circular fracture, which extended from the centre of the forehead to the top of tho Lead, and then to tho place whore tho fracture began. At tho post-mortem examination, as ■oon as tho scalp was removed this piece of tho skull fell off. Tho discovery of a pistol-shot in the breast was not made until tho post-mortem examina tion at tho Morgue, yesterday afternoon. Tho ball entered thir cartilage just below tho sixth rib and a little to tho loft of tho sternum, and, taking an upward direction through tho body lodged near tho book part of the heart. Tins Wound must have been inflicted AFTER THE MAN WAS DOWN, ns the ball would have passed in tho opposite di rection if ho had boon standing when ho receiv ed it. Either of thesoinjuriea would have produc ed death. When found, the right pantaloons pock et of the dead man was turned inside oat, and nothing was discovered on his person except a key, to which was - attached a leather cord, thus showing that ho hod boon robbed. To aid in fixing the identity of tho murdered man, it may be stated that under the right lapel of his coat were found two rows of plus arranged in a pe culiar manner. AN EXHAUSTIVE SEARCH was made by the ofllcors who wore sent after the body for tho weapons which made, tho wounds, or any other evidences of tho struggle, but, ex cept two ono-cent pieces and a comb, nothing was found. Tho body was taken to tho Chicago Avenue Station, and thence re moved to tho Morgue, where Dr. Em mons made a post-mortem examination yesterday afternoon, but nothing further was developed than has been already stated. Owing to tho lack of evidence in tho case, tho inquest was deferred until this morning at 10 o’clock, when it.will bo hold at tho County Hospital, if the body can bo Identified. Borgt. Briscoe telegraphed tho matter to Cant. Lull soon after tho discovery was mode. Those two ofllcors procured a private conveyance, and drove to THE SCENE OP THE MURDER, determined that no time should bo lost in ferret ing out tho assassins, and bringing them to justice for the dreadful crime they had perpe trated. Diligent inquiries failed to elicit any very important information. A farmer who lives about CO rods from tho place where tho body was found stated that about 11 o’clock on Tuesday night ho heard Lis dogs howling and harking in an unusual manner. There wore no evidences of a strug gle near the body, nor foot-prints by which to ascertain whence the murderers came or whore they wont. Yesterday afternoon, Capt. Lull and Detective Tyrrell, accompanied by a Trib une reporter, again visited the vicinity of tho yuurder, All day tho passers-by had been stop fling to look at tho pool of blood, os if to picture uit the horrible circumstances which produced it. Every house thereabouts was visited and thoroughly searched, and tho occupants closely questioned. At tho house of A NEORO NAMED HOUSTON Cant. Lull was told by tho mun himself that a white roan, named John Wilson, well known as a foot-pad, had stopped at' his house on Monday night, and that his wife was still there. This woqian denied that her husband had boon there since last week, and would not toll his where abouts. This was tho only information worthy of mention tho ofllcors learned, and they re turned at a Into hour last evening completely befogged. They are determined, however, that nothing shall bo loft undone which shall load to the solution of tho mystery aud the swift pun ishment of tho murderers. their theory regarding tho caso is, that tho fanner was driv ing homo in a wagon5 that his murderers mot him, and asked him to allow them to ride. After being in tho wagon they managed to draw from bfm what had occasioned his visit to tho city, and, having discovered that ho had money, they dealt him a stunning blow from behind. They then stopped tho horses, and pulled him out of the wagon, and, thoir victim reviving, they ■truck trim a second blow on the forehead, *nd then robbed him. Why they should have shot him ts ft problem the officers cannot solve, as oltbor of tbo other injuries surely rendered him senseless. Tbo whereabouts of tbo horses and wagon they boliovo the' assassins them selves could account for, os It is their supposi tion that they wore used an ft moans of escape. If the name of the murdered man was known, there would bo something tangible to work upon.' If the man wan a fanner, and resided near the city, the body will doubtless bo identified to-day. A WHIRLWIND. A Serious Accompaniment of Lost Even ing's Storm. Sidewalks Torn Up, and a Nowly-Duiil Rosl< donco Domolisliod. At about 7 o’clock, yesterday evening, the fact of an o’orbanglng storm wns apparent to tho eyes of tbo least observant of tbo West End citizens. Tho clear blue sky which had, un woutodly, and with astonishing constancy, cheered the city during tho day, was obscured by inky clouds, which sailed swiftly from tho southwest iu a northeasterly direction. Rain fell shortly, and soon tho thunder and lightning be gan to add to the delights which havo boon so plentifully showered upon us this season. Then, without a suspicion of premonition, came tho whirlwind. Its presence was announced by tho sudden swaying northward of tho road-side trees, whoso bud-spangled limbs, bonding under tbo Influence of tbo wind, lashed the ground. Then' stoutly-built bouses shook and groaned under' the gale, tho first shook of which a resident de scribes as being like tbo stroke of an immense fist against tbo rodf, A glance out of tbo win dow was rewarded with a view of a mass of fly ing material, varying from a section of sidowalk down to tbo foatbor-Hko fragments of a Venetian blind. Tbo brunt of tbo whirlwind, which paid so unpleasant a flying visit, was felt by tho resi dents of tho neighborhood of South Robey and Vaußurcn streets. Hero its fury fell fiercest. Tho moment that tho sudden, ponderous stroke allt, shutters wore tom from their hinges, clothes, which tbo seductive sky had persuaded to occupy clothes-lines, wont sailing heavenward at a rate of speed not equaled since the days of Enoch and Elisha; chlmnoy-Vaps wore blown off and a coat of soot deposited on carpets and bod-covers; while bouses which had tho win dows on ouo side open, hod to mourn the loss of every • pain of class on the other. Tho damage caused by tbo whirlwind was con fined to a spice about 20 feet in width by about 600 in length, tno most peculiar feature iu its ravages being tbo way in which it made a total wreck of some places, while a few foot off its existence was apparently unknown. To summarize briefly tho graver damage tho wind-phenomenon wreaked during its five-sec ond stay: Tho first house which received marked attention was that of a Hr. Whitfield, No. 690 West Tyler street, a frame two-story building, which ho occupies as a residence. At tho time tho storm struck it, ho was out in tho yard, and it was only when a neighbor informed him tbat ho became aware of tho fact that two thirds of tho roof of h!s domicile bod boon rip ped off and jerked northeastward a distance of 160 foot. The damage done to the bouse alone is estimated at SSOO, while tbo carpets inside aro considerably damaged by tbo sudden Influx of rain water which followed tbo departure of tho roof. Tho course of tho whirlwind was so clearly defined that tho occupants of tho house and workshop of Hr. Dennis, west neighbor, and of Hr. Horriit, oast neighbor, wero not sensible of tho oxistonco’of tho ** blow.” After blowing out a part of Hr. Whitfield’s fence, tho whirl wind struck tho most northerly of throe two story houses which ore being erected on tbo southwest corner of Roboy and Van Buren streets by Hr. Hoado, leaving it a complete wreck. .Yesterday morning it stood up plumb as possible, as neat a two-story frame house as was ever nailed together; last night, it was as demoralized & mass of building materia 1 os over loaned at on angle of 60 degrees from its foundation, looking like tbo crushed, misshapen. remains of what once was a respectable beaver.. The loss on this bouse is estimated at not less than SBOO. Leaving tho wrecked house tho de mented gale took up the Roboy street sidewalk, lifting about 100 foot of it from tbo ground, di viding it into lengths and sending each section on a message of destruction. Tbo bulk of-it landed in tho middle of Roboy street, one piece, however, about 26 foot long falling into a ditch on tho opposite' sido of tho stroot; while tho biggest feat of all was accomplished by an oightcou-foot section which was caught up from tho eouthwent comer of Roboy and Van Buren, whirled in mid-air, about thirty foot up, for a moment, then dashed against tbo lamp post on tho northeast comer of the street, com pletely demolishing its hcadworka and leaving tho post bonding at an angle of 45 degrees, ana finally closing its diagonal rush by sinking in the loam of an unoccupied lot. Tbo last evidence of tbo storm’s power was tho lifting of a privy, in tho back promises of a Mr. Gray, out of ms yard and over a fence into tbo same vacant lot occupied by the 18-foot section of " sidewalk. Two boys wore in this building at tho time but, strango to say, they.escaped injury, Tho direction of tho whirlwind was southwest to southeast, and its duration was not longer than from fivo to eight seconds. There aro reports of grain damages out on tbo prairie, but they aro ut vague rumors, aud lack circumstantial sub stantiation. It is stated, however, that tho Van Buren street cor had a narrow os capo, as it passed Bohoy street but a few seconds boforo tbo occurrence. Had tbo flying sidewalks en countered this car, which was crowded with pas sengers, tho results could not havo boon other than tbo loss of a number of lives. SOUTHWESTERN SEWERAGE. A mooting of citizens of tho Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Wards was hold last evening at Workingmen's Hall, comer of Twelfth and Waller streets, for tho purpose of agitating the sewerage question. Aid. Bailey occupied tho chair. Aid. Cullorton, ox-Ald. Batoham, and Mosers. Halpin, Dooley, and Gleason wore appointed a Committee on resolutions. • They reported tho following, which was uunnlmoiisly.adoptod : Iteaolved, That wo. Os tax-payora of tho southwestern part of the city of Chicago, do hereby advocate what wo believe to bo the general sentiment of tho people of tho city: That appropriations ho made sufilclout to meet all of tho urgent necessities of the time, to-wlt: Building now and repairing old bridges and viaducts where imperatively demanded: the construction of sowers as a sanitary measure; also, & full and reliable system of scavenger labor; tho distribution of puro water, and other urgent Improvements; hut wo very much doubt tho propriety at the present lime of pur chasing land for now parks or for additions to old ones, or expensively decorating those wo now have; and wo will hold our representatives in tho City Coun cil to a strict accountability for their action in this regard.. Aid. Cullerion spoke in favor of increasing tho tax for sewerage purposes. Ho claimed that tho northwestern portion of tho city had not Leon treated fairly in the matter of sanitary’ Im provements, and that it would bo necessary for tho people to make a determined move before they could got what they stood so much in need of. Bover&l other persons spoke against what they wore pleased to term tho rapacity of tho “aristo cratic" portions of the city. A Gorman gentleman called attention to the resolution of Aid. McGrath, with regard to the selection of a plan for the Court House. Ho thought it would bo much more humane to de vote tho money to be paid to foreign architects to iirotociiug the oily from the ravages of an epidemic. On motion of Mr. Ilalpme, a Sanitary aud Iro firovomont Committee, composed of tho foliow ng persons, was appointed: Seventh Ward, William Bauloigh, Trod Loding, John Hickey, John Durkin, Jehu F. Pfeifer; Eighth Ward. Thomas M. Halpino, M. J. Dooley, Daniel O’Brien, James Groosou, Aid. dowry; Ninth Ward, W. B. Batoham. L. O'Brien, Thomas F. Bailey, John Lussom, Thomas MoEuory. Tho object of tho Committee is to look after tho gen eral condition of the wards. The mooting thou adjourned. JUBILEE NOTES. Tho Park Commißßlonora of tho city, compris ing tho thrco Boards of tho South and Wont Sides and Lincoln Park, hold a mooting at tho Gardner House this evening to concert a plan for tho re ception and attention duo tho distinguished strangers who are to ho in tho city during Jubi lee week. A full attendance is requested in tho call that has boon issued; A mooting of tho Gpmmittoo of Ono Hundred Managers of the Jubilee Ball Is called to moot at tho Gardner House Friday evening at & o’clock. A full attendance Is requested, as tho invitations will bo placed in the hands of tho Committee. Tho first rehearsal of tho Juhilso Chorus will be hold to-night at tho Union Congrega tional Church THE CITICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE; THURSDAY, MAY 22, 187.1. KHIVA. Tho Country and tho PCoplo Which Ku-isia l.s Suhju- ' gating. Lllo, Manners, and Customs of tlio Inhabitants —Qovornmonl and Political Condition | o( tlio Klianato. Tho recent tologroras regarding tho trouble between Russia and Khiva bavo created a dosiro to loam something about tho latter country audits people, of which most people had novorovouhoard until lately, Tho following article, contributed to’a foreign magazine by Prof. Vombory, of the University of Posth, is fall of interesting facta about them : Tbo small tract of. country corresponding to' tho lower course of tho Oxus, and whoso turn it now is to lose its independence through tho southward encircling march of . Russian columns, is considerably tho sranllont and tho least attract ive of tho various Khanates which in the aggre gate make up Toorkistan. Situated opposite that hank of tho Oxus, at a point whouco this river bonds in a northwesterly direction toward tho Sea of Aral, the Khanate of Khiva extends lengthways barely .200 geographical miles. Its greatest breadth (near Kortchek) is only twonty flvo geographical miles at tho most. , Consid eration of this fact lands color to the saying that' ■ • TUB BEAL KHIVA | may bo held to extend only as for as the waters of tho Oxus can bo directed, whether by canali zation natural or artificial. Inasmuch as tho right bank of tbo Oxus is higher than tbs loft, and also because of its abutting upon an un claimed and uncultivated strip of land, this pari of Khiva only servos as pasture-ground for tho neighboring nomadic tribes. When wo spoalrof . Kluva, therefore, wo roust restrict our moaning :to signify the left bank, where tho extension of, tho land and tho measure of its agricultural Groduco conform with nomadio wants: whore fo-sustalnlng irrigation can bo mado to domi nato over thonaturolaandyoxpanso. In tfibmid dle ages, Khiva, or Cbaroztn,as it was then called,; must havo possessed a bettor system of irri gation than now; for not only was its population one-third greater, but iu pro-Islamitlo times it possessed a mental culture celebrated throughout! the East. That culture caused the ancient pro-. Islamitio Chorozm to bo lauded through. l tho wholo expanse .of > Iran. After . this small strip of territory, conterminous i with tho lower Oxus, had boon forcibly converted to Mohammedanism, discord camo upon tho laud along with tho now form of reli gious belief. Tbo Tahirs bad occupied (through a' foreign dynasty) tbo throno up to the ond of tho ninth century. They, unfortunately, on many occasions, inspired by lust of possession and of rule, bad too frequently offered up tho country’s welfare a sacrifice to tbolr own plans. Under tbo Soldsohukids matters wont still worse, and when at longth tho Ehivan princes began, under support of tbo 1 dominant faith, to Tend assistance to particular States, thou cbntiuuona wars brought tho ontlro: country to a most doplorablo condition. Rough Mongolian hordes laid tho territory waato with firo and sword. Wreaking destruction wherever they came, those barbarians well-nigh obliterated Kluva from tho list of Toorkomon dominions. Tbo rostloss and warlike life inaugurated by tho Dschongarids was followed up to rocont times by their descendants t aud representatives, tho Ushoge, almost without intermission. THE WARS WHICH DEVASTATED KHIVA throughout this long period of time, wero either extraneous, i, 0., with Bokhara, with whose might Khiva was not powerful enough to successfully, cope, or else wore the result of civil strife which prevailed at short inter vals. 'Wherever a cultured population becomes surrounded by whole hordes of wild, adven turous, nomadio tribes, there can be no longer any reasonable hope of peace and rest. The individual who possesses neither house nor homo is unquestionably moro covetous than a fixed husbandman.' Tho aim of such a one is to mako up for tbo deprivations pressing upon him by laying violent hands upon tho property of his more favored neighbor. Plunder. rot>- bory, forcible possession of whole districts, forthwith become tho rule of life, the order of the day. Beginning with a simple raid or ex ploit of cattle-lifting, tho strife not un froquontly wont on to the laying wasto of an ontiro district, and the discomfiture of its settled population. In this way it has come about that, during tbo last throe centuries gone by, Khiva has boon tbo prey of Calmucks, Cossacks, Karakalpaks, Tomutes, and Usbegs; representatives of each nomadio race having laid hands successfully upon the throne. It is only since tho hogimiiug of tbo present cen tury that ono and'tho same dynasty has succeed ed in maintaining an bnbrokon regal succession. Tbo members of this dynasty aro of true Usbog origin, belonging to the tribe of Kungrat, tho chief Princes of which havo succeeded in elevat ing themselves into a position of political im portance through tbo successful repulse, by one, of a Russian attack, and through-subjugation of tho Toorkomans to obedience, thus winning tho respect of Persia. TRUE MENTAL CULTURE IB WHOLLV UNKNOWN to Khivan potentates of latter times, and a simi lar remark applies to every rulorof Central Asia. The history of Ehiva reflects tho ethnical condi tions of its dominant race. Tho present Usbogs of Khiva are an honest, plain, simple folk, that, so far as moral qualities ore concerned, resemble no others in Asia. As a mixed race, crossed with modem Turanian elements, they present a physique by which they may bo discriminated from every other Central Asiatic population. Their complexion is extremely white, more par ticularly that of'tho women, who (& certain al lowance being made for tho almond-like set of their eyes) might readily bo taken for natives of Suabia. . Tho men are largo-boned - and sinewy follows, with largo heads and brqad foreheads ; follows, moreover, whoso board-growth isnothing to boast of. Their solid footfall and heavy, rolling gait, when passing on with tho eyes half closed and slcopy-looking, are bodily character istics which harmonize perfectly with Khivan mental attributes. One has ouly to glance at an Usbog, clod in native, uncouth dress, to fool at once assured that tho eye rests upou no Euro pean, however uncultivated, hut some true Asiatic. Tho articles of that uncouth dress are as follows, viz.: a clumsy for cap for tho head, a sort of thiokly-waddod dressing-gown coverlet for tho body; and, to protect tho lower extremities of his nether limbs, tho Khivan Usbog rejoices lu hoots, not fitted to measure, but quilled out to majestic size with either straw, or, if a “swell," some few yards of calico. Further be pleased to understand, in tho Khivan gentleman's boots, solo and upper leather are all of one piece; and now you have him. UEAVX EVES, SOLID FOOTFALL, AND LUMBERING □AIT notwithstanding, I do not exactly find it in my hood to call tho Usbog a lazy follow. Gentle reader, student for tho nonce of Usbog men and manners, suppose you and I just roam into a havlif to use a native word, which rendered into English may bo translated form-yard. Do not fail to note how luxuriantly green the sumach and dwarf-bean plants are. It is not altogether Nature's handiwork, for those lazy-looklng Us bogs. working with primitive spado, alike re f;ardloss of summer blaze or wintry chill, have ong since led tho fertilizing oxus through arti ficial water-ways of all dimensions to tho cher ished plants. Perhaps some slaves may como to view—plowmen, as it may bo, tho plow with which they furrow tho sandy soil being a more polo studded witli a sort of tooth ; herds men it too may bo, whoso duty it is to drive their maulers’ sheep and camels to pasture. Slaves, however, are a luxury only compatible with the moans of rich Khivans. The general run of land-owners work spado in hand, winter and summer, month after month, with little in termission. Only tho old paterfamilias it Is who will ho soon sitting on tho pond-hank, shaded by his wide-spreading elms. Stay! perhaps wo may add the farm-yard beadle, whoso time is divided between keeping order and playing with tho children. Xu converse with those two old patros fumillas it was that I acquired my best store of acquaintance with Usbog life and char acter. Picture to yourself, gentle reader, a cer tain man of 60 or (10 perhaps, wonderfully tran quil in motion as in speech, a man of high honor to all uooraing, so slow of speech that ho may just vouchsafe one reply to every throe ques tionings—one who never spoalts at all until you have spoken; who never falls into a passion, who never laughs, whoso every third word will convoy cither SOME UhDEQ MORAL or point of nntivo philosophy; not that ho plumes himself upon those things at all, only using them because they are supposed to accord with his ago and standing. Figure to yourself all this,'and you have before you a staid Kblvau Unpeg. It is Impossible. to convoy a notion of tho fooling of bizarre antodlluviamsm tho con verse of such old follows as these awakened within me—men before whoso eyes the world's progress might have been made manifest, yet in whom was to bo found* no spark/no atom, so to speak, of European influence. Thou and there the fact came homo to mo thot I was indeed in Central Asia, a conviction that neither Japan or China, neither tho Malayan Archipelago, nor, In deed, any other part of Asia, is able any longer to convoy. , < Occasionally, * In the course of conversation: aoiiio religious -.topic may, bo handled, but, for tlio moat part, dlscouroo will toko an agricultur al turn, or oho bo directed to such subjects ns the political slate of Toorkomnnia, or tho Inst caravan robbery. By your leave, gentle reader, yon must swallow cups of tea without number, between talk and talk. It is sugarloue, and re puted good-for digestion, so onois supposed to drink a lot of it. Hoi tho beverage will no serv ed to you, but pray don’t blow—shako it about until cool enough to drink, such being tbo eti quette of Khiva. Presently will bo brought a cloth containing fruits, fresh iu summer, in win ter dried. Tho Khivans aro wonderful at fruit eating between meals. You must oat much would you bo polite, and whether it bo pegging into tbo fruit, or extracting tidbits of plllau, a heavy consumption on your part will bo reword ed by such looks and gestures of satisfaction by your bout that you cannot fallj to bo encouraged to do likewise for tbo future.. .To complete our PICTURE OF KUIVAN -RURAL LIFE wo must put in- tbo children,- old-fasbionod looking little things, conspicuous for their largo, melon-formed caps. There they will bo clinging to knooa, or olamlioring' UpCa shoulders, after tbo fashion of children 'elsewhere. How tbo littlo creatures do stare out of tbolr largo', black eyes at a stranger to bo sure, and if tbat stran ger chances to bo a dorvlsb, which • was just my coso, bow, after a little time, confidence being established, they will begin to play with tbo • Ijooda of one’s rosary I' And bow about tbo ladies ? If not there, they will bo thereabout, pooping at tbo stranger from 1 behind trees and other posts of concealment. To mark tho curiosity and . wonderment their looks coovoy: What! a man without projecting cheek bones—without almond eyes—ono who, being evidently foreign, has not a long, black Persian board—what sort of a man can ho bo ? How many tales of strango zones and outlandish places my presence originated in tho wondor smltten minds of Ehivan ladies I At length in creasing courage banishes fominino reserve. Out a lady will come from her concealment, and actually address tho wOndrous stranger. When . bo replies in passably good Usbog' speech, thou her wonder, attains its climax.. Ho is a queer man, indeed I Mutual confidence being at length established, tbo womankind, just now so re served,, will unloose tbolr tongues with a ven geance, asking you questions without end, some of tho very plainest. Curiosity is an attribute of Evo’s daughter all tbo wide world over. Tho more primitive tho race and maimers, the more Jointed are tho fominino interrogatories, and, if may add, tho' more embarrassing the re spondent. ' . IN AN ANCIENT STRONGHOLD OF RARRARITT, In a land of moat repulsive cruelty, whore tho very air is full of shrieks of tortured slaves— where blood often flows la streams—there shall tho reader gaze upon a picture whore poetry mingles with tho soften traits and purest characteristics of an ancient patriarohial life. For many centuries past, Khiva -has boon cele brated for its music and song, its poetry and troubadours. In Bokhara the stork, in Khiva tho nightingale, Is tho favorite birch This I heardln Turkey, and, m fmtb, I subsequently found tho plaintive warbler no loss markedly frequent in Khiva than its absence had boon noteworthy in Bokhara. As I would, take a morning walk in tho month of Juno, under tbo garden-walls of tho Usbog capital, out of almost each ono of tho thiokly-leavod trees would gush tho melodious plaintive song of ' some gray feathered virtuoso, giving mo a morning concert gratis. *• Tho nightingale has been the music master through long years to tho entire Khivan populationthus runs tho adage, which, whothert • is still an historical fact that, for o' .. . singers, violin and guitar : , • 'mi*.. Th pahau, Li- • *-, . - .-i they ocqu; >’ ana oorroer . ; t? • (i; Just as a t mostoxcoll. Khiva woul aud instruct ■ -i. don-waUs, or ev» nu* y. generally diffused is the ... . r ,l poetry. In those accomplishmemb specially excel, and. when, a stranger com. to . understand . the somewhat difficult rhythm, ho readily attests tho lyrical excellence of thoso native compositions. I have seen wholo collections of this Usbog poesy. The lyrics usually manifest tho current traits of Oriental thought. Not often , can they bo said to show much originality, yet for women of a barbarous land to cultivate the muses at all is a somewhat remarkable phenom enon. Tho Haimos, those of mature age partic ularly, havo often surprised me by tlio force of their parables, their many tales embodying moral precepts or traits of Khivan life. In the midst of A rnoSAIO, COMMONPLACE STATE OP EXISTENCE, sometimes now a pictnro of my Ivhivan ox porioucoi.wiU bo reproduced before tbo mind’s ©3*0 —that picture of a primitive, life, with all its traits bo grotesque and bizarre, with all its lights aud shades. I see the bazaar sm&llwaroman dis playing his Russian rattans, English fancy ware, bright colored cloths, looking straight boforo him with inexpressible tranquility whoa tho Toorko man wSman from tho stoppo hurries In his direc tion, anxiously gazing upon the various goods as though they comprised tuo totality of all oartbly treasure. I seo tno armorer and hardware-mer chant, as ho proves tho sharpness of his blades by running their odgos across his finger-nail, proclaiming by his sparkling oyo how oxeoUont his goods all are. Mark that follow in yonder small booth, gray-hoarded, shabbily-attired. 800 how mysterious, how uncanny ho looks out of his heavily-shaded oyea I That ono is a quack doctor, who boors about with him his many chemicals and galenibals, stored in bags largo and small, In wooden boxes ditto, in many-tinted vessels of ancient form. In those receptacles wo would find dried roots, plants, rhubarb, saf saparillay wonder-working, decoctions, and lost, though not least in importance, tho inevitable opium paste. Woo botido tho incautious pa tient who resorts to yondor quack for odvlco and modioino 1 To him • well applies tho Usbog reasoning propounded in tho question : “ What can tho doctor’s art avail to one whose death tho Almighty has decreed?” Close ,by tho quack salver’s booth, what noxt do wo soo ? A hook-stall, to ho sure, and - a man of letters, whom wo will not call a moro bookseller. - Ho will bind you a book, transcribe you a book, and. to sum up all, ho will publish you a book.. Ah! what would I not givo to have been ablo to spirit away to Europo ono of tbeso Usbog book-stalls, with its manifold litorary treasures 1 In those tawny-colored pamphlets of coarso paper, a whole repertory of literary wealth would ho found concealed—Usbog poetry and folklore, his torical tracts and other priceless documents. When tired, I would often drop into a tea-booth with companions, and thouco, at my leisure, contemplate tho varied scene without—a moro tranquil scono than would havo boon presented by any other capital of Central Asia. . MOT LESS ENJOYABLE was It to mo to scat myself under tho ehado of somo wido-sproading elm tree, near tho hank of sorno rosorvoir, aud watch the progress of amusement to which, in afternoon hours, certain of tho public would resign themselves. Yondor littlo group, oach individual with inevitable tea cup in baud, gossiping with a neighbor. An other little group is watching tho issuo of a duol between a pair of lusty rams, which butt oach othor with fury. Blows are counted, novotl, and hotting goes on as to which gentleman will got second best off. Usbog rams aro uncommonly tblck-patod. It is quite astonishing what a num ber of attacks will ho mado boforo heads aro broken—forty or fifty sometimes. In all those al fresco mootings there is sure to ho ono group of improvisatores and story-tellers. Tho speaker has not to complain of any want of attention while ho rocitos bis tales of by-gono heroes’ exploits of mystic loro, or his pootry. Young and old sit gaping with open mouths, until, perhaps, somo speech moro wonderful than tho preceding ex cites tho congregation to ccstaoy,. tho recital of somo deed of. bravery inflaming their imagina tions so that quiet listeners of a few moments ago run away shrieking, Tho truo national sports take place far from tho towns, cither bn tho pasture grounds or on tho monotonous sand-steppo in tho months of spring when tho sun is in tho sign of Arles. Thou comes the Koruz feast, a remnant of an cient Parsec culture. Tho population, clad in holiday attiro, all thou go to food the sacred flamo. Presents aro then mado and mutual Sratulatious interchanged. . Thou singing and anclng go on day aftor day, until night has Bomo time fallen. Then tho Khlvau youth, in sorriod columns, hoar fuel to tho sacred flro. - They pile up tho tamarisk-branohos with many a superstitious observance. All who can, dock their heads with flower-gar lands, In which rosea of all varieties play a con spicuous part. It is indeed an interesting sight to gaze upon naturally rough and uncouth Uuboga in such a flowery attire. Amusements upon tho stoppo, whether upon wedding occasions or otherwise, mostly consist either of running for prizes, tho winner receiving from tho giver of tho feast often two, throe, or oven moro pres eiits; or else an equestrian game In which somo young girl plays cliiof part. Thoro you soo her on a wild, unsaddled horse, coursing madly over tho sand. The prettiest girl is usually chosen for this sport, and she carries in her arms a young Intnb. With this prize she gallops away, hor horso kicking tip Illicit clouds of sand; ami tho aim of tho Sport is that somo youog man shall succeed in winning tho lamb from hor. To miccood is no easy matter, for tho Amazon' Is armed with a stout whip, which right and Idft BUR LAYS ABOUT IIBU LUSTILY, until moro than one youthful and hot-blooded aspirant for tho prize gota many a rod wolt to uhow for his sport. I have often taken part In this Toorkoman recreation, and hence, from ex perience. can say that hardly any contest can bo moro exciting. “To horse I to horse 1” is a Btnnding cry of tho Ushogs. Well-to-do people stick to their horses almost without intermission, just to raise themselves from mother-earth so much higher, to fool more froo and of greater self-importance. There they sit, only Just alighting to go through their formalities of prayer and to proclaim their affinity with dust. " Unfortunately, I must cast a dark and melan choly shadow over our picture of Kliivnn life and manners. It is a reference to tho Government and political condition which hoars tho stamp of utmost despotism. A traveler in Khiva, and more especially while a city resident, is horrified by crimes which would uovor have boon dreamed of in Europe,—not oven in tho darkest middle ages. Captive women hound to homes tails and dragged for hours together; old men deprived of night, maiming, mutilation, throwing from towers down upon spikes or sharp stones; flay ing alive—all those forms of torture are com mon, deeds executed by State command without scruple or remorse. Despots everywhere are afraid of their own shadows;' nevertheless, in Khiva, tho imposition of this iron hand does not interfere with a strong sense of loyalty and feel ing of respect for tho Sovereign, whoso person is regarded with a veritable religious piety. This success of mogistorial authority has not contributed to soften the tone of Khlvan man ners. Taking this situation of tho people into account, wo must desire all success to the pro gress of Russian arms. Under a well-directed and solid government, TJshcg life in Khiva might offer a picture of tranquility and honorable com panionship such as may now bo witnessed in Kazan and among tho Crimean Tartars.—Zcfsure Hours. Now York State Associated Press* New York, May 21. —The annual mooting of tho New York State Associated Press was held at tho Metropolitan Hotel to-day. Tho follow ing officers wore chosen for the ensuing year j President, Joseph Warren, Buffalo Courier; Secretary and Treasurer, H. 0. R. Tucker, Troy Times ; Executive Committee, G. Q. Cooper, Rochester Union , James Mallotto, Binghampton liepublican, J. 0. Cuylor, Albany Express, Car- E. Smith, Syracuse Journal, and AT. Parker Williams, Hudson Register, The Petroleum Trade. New York, May 21.—At an adjourned mooting of tho petroleum doalora, the mien wore adopted excluding pitch and tar barrels, except for resid ium. and providing that roaldiutn sold in bulk shall bo Id to 20 gravity; that deliveries of omdo and refined and naphtha in bulk bo made in tho yard or refinery free of expense; the lighter □uality to be approved in tank at tho time of de livery, and that when refined and naphtha aro sold in bulk, tho quantity must bo ascertained on tho docks of tho tauk boats. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Now York: Financial IVcwa. Nkw York, Mar 21.—Affairs lu Wall'street were In tensely dull lu all deportments, and the fluctuations confined within narrow limits. Money was very easy, ranging from 7to 4 percent. The outstanding legal tenders show a decrease since yesterday of $lll,OOO. Sterling was dull and nominal at 109 for CO days.' and for sight. Gold was lower, declining from 117 to 117>£ and 117>rf. Loans, 3to 6 for carrying. Clearings, $44,000,000. The Assistant Treasurer disbursed $102,000 specie. Exports, $313,000, including SIOO,OOO gold coin. Governments wore dull and steady. State bonds aro nominal. Railroad bonds aro dull, ■ opened firm, but gradually declined from V f . ’-'t with tbo exceptions of Pacific Mali, ■ Union- '’Vncfis wore loss than JT.* R2T£, in Stormy,, „ Uu.'^U Coupons, *Bl i2lv b-208 of to.. na^ Couponß, ’G4 uo% Coupons, *OS 117% Coupons, *OS (now).. .118% Coupons •. Coupons, 'OB ...11812 Row 5H 114>£ 10*408 114# Currency 6s. lie % BONDS. STATE Missouri* 03% I Tennessee*, old 81% Tcnnessoce, new......81 Virginias, now CO i 8TO( Canton 07 'Western Union 86% Quicksilver 38% Adams Express. 03 Wells Farg0...,...,. 60 American Express... C 7% United States Ex..., C 9% Faclflo Mail 45 'NowYork Control... 100% Erie 02% Erie pfd 73 Harlem 129% Harlem pfd .130 Michigan Central... .103 O. ft P 87 Northwcfltcra 77 Northwestern pfd.... 84% Hack 151 an d......... 108% N. J. Central 104% Bt. Paul 64% Virginias, old.' 43 North Oaroliuns, old. North Carolines, now. 15 StPaulpfd 73 Wabash 08*/ Wabash pfd 83 Fort Wayne 03 Terre Haute. 15 , Tcrrollauto pfd,.... 40 Chicago k Alton 110 ft Chicago k Altonpfd.ll2 • Ohio k Mißslssippl.. 43 0., 0. k 0 88V C., 13. & .Q 108 Lake Shore 00ft ludiaua Control 30ft Illinois Central 116 Union PadQo 30ft i Union Pacific bonds. 80ft Contra! Pacific honda.lOSft Hoi. Lack, k Wcstoru.lo3 Hartford k Erie.....' 3ft Foroigm markets# Liveupool, May 21—11 a. m.—Flour, 28s. Win ter wheat, 12« 2d ; spring, Uofld®l2s4d; white, 12» 2d@l2s 4d ; club, 12s Cd. Corn, 27s Cd. Pork, G7s. Lard, 40s Cd. Liveupool, May 21—1:30 p. m.—BrcadstUffs quiet and unchanged. Pork, 08s Gd. Liverpool, May 31—5 p. m.—Market unchanged. London, May 21—5 p. m.—The rate of discount for throe months* bills In open market is ft per cent below tho bank rote. Oonaols for money, and account, 03ft; 6-20 a, 'CS, 01ft ; do *67, 04 ; 10-40 a, 88ft; now 6s, Btfft ; Erie, Paris, May 21,—Rentes, 64f 00c. ’ Liverpool, May 21.—Cotton steady; middling up lands, Bftd; Orleans, Oftd: sales 12,000 bales; Ameri can, 0,000 ; speculation and export, 3,000. Brcadstuffsquiot; flour. 28s. Corn, 27s Od. Fork 20s Gd. Cheese, 08s Od. Cumberland middles. S8«. ’ Now York Live-Stock market* New York, May 21.— Beeves— I To-day's receipts, 01 cars, or 1,440 head, aud tho market unsettled and weak at a decline from Monday of about ftc. Not more than one-half the offerings changed hands. The supply is exclusively native steers, of medium to good quality, aud prices ranged from lOfta to 12fto. Sales include 7 cars fair Illinois steers, av 1,135 Its, at Ho; 0 cars good, av 1,300 Us, at llfto; 0 cars, av 1,240 lbs, at lift 011ftc; I car fut do, av 1,428 tbs, atl2o: 7 cars, bv 1,270 Tub, at UftQl2ftc; 3 cars, ov 1,350 lbs, at 12fto; and 12 cars fat Missouri cattle, av 1,360 lbs, at lift® 12Mo. The market for dressed beef was weaker at 7ft@oo for Texan and 9ft®ll)o for natives. Sheep—Receipts to-duy, 3,260 or 3,300 for two days. Sales slow at 6ft@oftofor fair to good sheared, in cluding 4 cars of sheared Ohio, 80 lbs, at 6ftc ; 2 cars, 03 lbs, at Go; 3 cars, 04 Ibe, atOfto; 1 cur, 00 lbs, at 6fto ; 1 car, 111 lbs, at Ofto; aud i car selected, 100 lbs, at tiftc. Bpring laraba aro steady at ll@l4o. Mutton sells fairly ot OQllftc. Hons—Receipts fo-Uay GO cora or 8,350 hnga, malt ing 13,000 for two days. Dressed hoga aro Armor for heavy weights and rouged from Oftc to 7ftc, hut tho morning sales of tivo hogs, six car loads, wore at 6ft ® 6ftc, lowest mark reached for a long time. Httffalo Live Stock Market* Buftalo, May 21.—Cattle—Receipts to-day, in cluding 61 cant reported to arrive, 1,630; total for tho week, 6,030. The market was moro active at yoslor day’a prices. Thoro was a large attendance of country buyers. Eastern buyers generally hold off. About I,3oowore disposed of. Bales; 809 Illinois steers, 1,000 to 1,320 lbs, at $5.7600.06; 143 Indiana steers, 1,138 to 1,364, at f3.76@f1.00: 214 Texas steers, 1,059 to 1,200, at $5.37ft®6.76; 10 Ohio steers, 1,270, ot fo.lßft; 18 Michigan stockors, 933, ot $6.60; 92 Canada stockers, 835 to 897, at $4.76@4.80, Sueep and Lam us—Receipts to-day, 800; total for tho week. 0.000. Tho market was active at yesterday’s prices. Bates: 1,310 Ohio clipped sheep, 70 to 09 lbs, at s3.6o®ff.B7ft ; 200 Illinois clipped sheep, 60 to R8 ILs, f4,86®6.10 ; 212 Michigan woolcd sheep, 90 to 113 ILs $5.25®7.23. ' iloas—Receipts to-day, including reported arrivals, 1,000; total for tho week, 10,709. Tho market was without life. The sales aro not Hiiflicicut to mako a 2uotnhlo market. Ruyors refuse to offer over $4.76. rices aro nominally f4.75Q5.00. Now York Dry Goads Market* New Yo»k, May 31.—Thoro was a slow trade move ment with both tho agents aud Jobbers. The market for domestic cottons ruled quiet, but prices in tint bauds nro unchanged, Tho Jobbers reduced Pepperol E mid Pequot A brown sheetings to Ho. Uleachod shirtings aro irregular and quiet. Rolled Jarconcts continue brisk. Ticks and domins aro Arm, Whitten ton stripes aro largely sold ahead. Prints rulo quiet. Paclflo prints aro reduced to Uo. Tho clothiers aro buying heavy woolens, Shawls aro dull. X'oroigu goods remain very nulut. Kid gloves uro bringing higher prices at auction. rutsbiivgli Oil Market, PiTTßOunan, May 21.—Crude .petroleum quiet; nominally $3.26@3,27ft. Refluod. quiet and un changed, . <* ■ Tlio Produce Markets* NEW YORK. New York, May OX.—Cotton—Steady • middling upland, IDifc. . * ÜBEADHTorri —Flour is in moderate demand: receipts, 7,000 brls; aupurfluo Western and Hlato, common to good extra, f0.00(37,40; good to choice, $7.4508.60 {white wheat extra, $8.75010.50; Ohio extra, $7.00010.60; 81. Louis, $7.60013.60. Rto JJour $4.7600.10. Corn meal quiet, at $3.85., Wheat fairly active, Imt lower, with holdcra ‘dlnposod to realize; receipts, 45,000 bu; rejected sprinff,t $1,38(31,40: No. 8 Chicago spring. $1.041 No. ' S Olilcitßo Hpring, $1.60 s No. 3 Northwest, $1.63: No. a . I^oo^ 1 ; 05 5 1 0 ' ,1(y l« 0 i $1.70, Rye quiet,, at O6OOHn, Barley and malt dull and unchanged Corn iu fair demand and a ahado firmer! receipts, 40,000 bu; now mixed Western, 020630 ; old mixed Western, 68o; yellow. 6400.10. Oulu in moderate demand .• receipts, 80,000 Im; now mixed Western, file! while, 60057 c ; blank, 49060 c, wool#—Quiet: Western 10c; Ohio, 60062 c; un wnnliod Missouri, 28c. Kuos—Btoady ; Western, 16016#0, Hat—Qiilot amt steady. Horn—Dull and unchanged. 1 Leather—lll fair demand at 28J^031o; Orinoco, 37028 c. ‘ ChioolmiEn—Coffee strong; R!o, Sugar firm; fair to good refining, 7**©7J4C. Rico steady. ftt7*(,'oß,Vc. Pstuolcum—Dull; refined, 19#o; crude, B*foOc. Provisions— * Pork sloady ; now mean, $17.00017.25; beef quiet; out meats dull; bamH,l2olßo; shouldora, 7Jtf«7|f.s inicldloa, quiet; city long clear. Oo; short clear, 0)*o. Lard steadier; atoam, 0001-ICo ; kotlto. O’.'o. , Rutter— Quiet and weak ; Western, 23026 c. OuRESE-^Wcak; 12016 c. • Whisky—Firmer; 05c. TOLEDO. Toledo, May 31.— Breadstuffs— Flour quiet and unchanged. 'Wheat dull and lower; No. 1 white Wo* bnah, $3.00; extra white Michigan, SJ.9I; No. 1 do $1.80; alnber Michigan,sl.7o; No.lrod, $1.76; No. 3 do, sl.7l'cash; $1,70 hoUq** June. • Corn dull and a nhadelower; high mixed, 45>tfo spot; 40c Holler Juno ; Heller July; low mixed, 46c, Oats dull and lower ; No. 9. 40c ; Michigan, aojtfc. Lake Freights— Quiet and steady. Receipt*—Flour, 600 hrls; wheat, 6.000bu; corn, B,ooolm ; oMe, 2.000 bu. Huipmknts— Flour, 400 brls: wheat, 10,000 bu; corn, 26,000 bu; oats, 1,000 bu. T LOUISVILLE. Louisville, May 21.— Breadstuffs— Flour steady, with fair demand ; extra family, $6.60, Pnovndbhs—Mess pork dull; sales ot $16.00, but generally held higher.; Bacon easy. Shoulder*, 7 *lc: clear rib, 9*£ c; clear, aU packed. Hams steady aud unchanged. Bulk moats lower; shoulders. cleat rib, 8**o; clear, Oc, all loose. Lard lower : loaf In tlorqcs. B;*@oMc; prime steam, BJfc. Whisky— Firmer at 880890. BUFFALO. 1 ; Buffalo, May 21.— Breadstuffs —Flour In good demand, wheat, spring, $1.29 {lower! no sales; red winter. $1.85, Corn quiet, heavy,and lower; sales 7,000 bu No; 2ln lota at 44046}tfc. Oats dull; sales of 6,000 buffo. 2 Western at i4o In lots.. FiiEiauxs—l2c for wheat, lie for corn, 7o for oats to New York. * St. Loom, . May 21.—Bread am its —Flour dull and unchanged. Wheat, Bpring Arm; Boft No. a, $1.350135#; Minnesota do, $1.40: fall dull and heavy; No.-3 rod, *1.7801.80; No. 3at $1,600 1.03. Corn dull; No. 2, 37@n7.tfc on track, 38® 39c In elevator; 1 - 89»<@39>tfc June. Oala dull and lower; No.-3,34>tf@350 on track; 35itf@80o In do vator;. 34jtfo Juno, Barley dull and nominal.' Ryo dull; No. 2, 08®70c. ■ Provibionb— Pork dull ; $17.00@17.25. Bulk mcnla dull and nominal. Bacon dull and nominal. Bard dull; summer Bicam, BWc. WnißHT—Steady at 00c. Cattle—Quiet;' fat beeves, 4@GVo ; Inferior to medium, 2@3?tfc. ’ • Boas—Quiet; moat sales at $4.7004.85. _ ir PHILADELPHIA. I PniUADEMniA, May 21.—Dreaubtufts—Hour more active ; nuperllno, $4.75@5.C0; extras, $C.75. Wheat quiet. Rye steady at 03QU5e. Oats weak; white, 48® 490; mixed, 47048 c. ' ■ Petroleum—Unchanged. - Whibkt—Held at 04c. i BALTIMORE. . Baltimore, May 21. Breadstuff*—Flour steady and unchanged. Wheat firm, In fair demand, and uu changed. 06m dull; mixed Woatoro, 63W@Mc. Oats steady.-; Rye unchanged. nominal; ’ mcas, $17.50018.00 ; hulk shoulders 7, , <’®7#o: rib sides, 8?*o; clear rib 9®9tfo. Bacon steady ; shoulders, B@B,Vc; sides, Vi ®10c: clear, rib, Lard dull at PO9&C. Butter—Easier, not lower. Whisky—Nonlual, scarce, and wanted at 94<305c. OSWEGO. Oswego, ’May 21.—Breadstuffs—Wheat dull: No. 1 Milwaukee, $1.03 ; white Woatom, $2,03. Corn unchanged, b: . .. .j MEMPHIS. , Memphis, May 21.—Cotton—Dull, unchanged. Briadhtuffb—Flour dull and nominal. Cornmeal scarce and firm at $2,85. Corn dull and drooping at 68 60c. Oats scarce and firm at 490. Hat—Prinie timothy, $23.50. Bean—Scarce and firm at 16c. "“novisions—Bacon dull and lower; shoulders. 7*fc: , ’ ' ** ’ . • ,■ t 1 lower at is—. ' F«KianT»k—Doll buU . . ■ tii, mLWAhk r-i.. Milwaukee, May 21.—Breadstuff*—inou.. and unchanged. ‘Wheat steady ; No. 1, SI.USJtf; tfo. a,- sl,33Af. Oats steady: No. 2,32 c, Com in fair de mand, but lower; No. aat 41c. Rye In'good demand; No. 1, 71c.• Barley quiet and weak; No. 2, 83c. Freights—To Buffalo, CVc; to Oswego, 13c. Receipts—Flour, 3,000 hrls ; wheat, 93,000 bu. SniraiENTis—Flour, 4,000 hrls: wheat, 137,000 hu. CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, May 21.—Breadbtuffs—Flour quiet 'at $7.75(39.00, Wheat quiet at sl.oß® 1.70, Oorrfsteady at49@soc. Rye qiiletntß2oß3c,, Oats quiet at42®4Bc. Provisions—Pork dull; held at $17.00. Lard dull aud nominal ; no. round lota offered. Bulk meats quiet; sales ■of shoulders at fl#c; clear rib at 8#o; cash and buyer May, clear hold nt BJ£c. Bacon dull; Jobbing sales of shoulders at 7}io ; clear rib held at 9#c; clear,Oitfc. Whisky—Finn at 88c. NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, May 21.—Bread-stuffs—Flour dull; treble, $7.25(38.23; family, $9.00010.25, Com quiet at 60000 c.* OaU In moderate supply at 60c. Bran dull at 70c. - ; . Hay—Dull;.prime, $23.00025.00; choice,s26.oo. Provisions—Pork dull at $17.76. Dry salt meals dull at 7*fd? ü ß|tfo, and 9Jtfc. Bacon dull at 7Jic,OVC, and o*£o. Hams, 14tf c. Lard dull; 9®9!tfo: keg, 10®10KO. f ’ • Groceries —Sugar and molasses, no movement. Whisky—9lo94c. Vessels Passed Detroit* Detroit, May 21. Passed Up—Props Lawrence, Blanchard. Badger State, Busals, Equinox, Bt. Clnlr, iVra, Oowio. Trader and barges, Sallna and barges; Rchrs D. E.,MiirUn, ScovlUo, T. B, Bice, Jura, Grena da, NolUe Bcddingtou, Madoro, .Watchful!, Emma Mayes, Young America, Passed Down—Props Arctic, Mohawk, Alaska. - Wind—Southwest. Detroit, May 21.—Parsed Down— Props Montana, Oswegatoboo, Huron City, Blrckcad and barges. Bay City and barges, B. Holland and barges ; schra Frank Barker, Iroquois, Montcalm, Newsboy, Fritter. Passed Up—Prop Japan ; bark A. P. Nichols; schra Now London, Problo, Pathfinder, Charles Hinkler, M. Williams. Wind—Southeast. Illinois River and Canal Noivs. . Canal Office, Chicago. May 21.—Arrived—On tario, LaSalle, 108 tons coal; Contest, Morris, 6,600 bn corn; Ooyugu, Lockport, 7,000 bu oats ; Mldglo, Mar seilles, 6,600 bu corn, 83 bugs seed: barge 2, LaSalle, 163 tons coal; Phtcnix, Lochporl, 6,600 bu corn; Drill, Morris, 145 tend real; Atlantic, Morris, 6,400 bn com; Brilliant, Morris, 6,600 bu com ; and several boatloads of stone. Cleaiiid—Jennie, ■ Morris, 82,600 ft lumber, 16 m lath • Cataract,. LaSalle, 12,000 ft lumber, 16 m lotb, 200 posts, 60 urls - salt, 20 brls lime; Cuba, Morris, 63,405 ft lumber, 7,800 lath ; Industry, Morris, 63,405 ft lumber, 7,600 latb ; and several boats, all light. SPECIAL NOTICES. Sclionck’s Mandrake Pills, These pills arc composed exclusively of vegetable In* grodionts, and although they entirely supersede tbo use of mercury, do not leave any of Its injurious olfoots. Thoy act directly npou tbo liver, and aro a valuable reme dy In sit cases of. derangement resulting from a dUor durod state nr that organ. Liver Complaint, Bilious Disorders, Indigestion, Sick Headache, Typhoid Fevers, do., Jo., all succumb to tho froousoof Hcliouck’aMan* drake Pills. For solo by all druggists and doalora. The Gorham manufacturing Co. Remind tlio public tliat the Supremo Court of tbe United States baa recently given a decision In tlioir favor which ■oouroß full protection from tlio imitators of tholr design*. SPECIAL ATTENTION Xa requested to tbo fact that tho following trado-marki aro atampod upon every arltolo manufactured by them: Trade-mark for I Trade-mark for Gotham Sterling Silver. | Qorliaui Electro Plato. STEIIUNQ GORHAM MFO. CO., Mtumraeluiors of Btorllng Silver Ware aud Fine Electro Plato, Providence, It. 1., and No. lllond-st., Now York. Tea Service*, Dinner Services, and Wedding Outfits In groat variety, from the longest to the smallest, of tho blithest order, are constantly Issuing from tba Gorham Works. 33^iarQTb , 3Ea»2? IN HONOR OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S BIRTHDAY, AT TUB BUKHMAN IIOUSR, ’ To-morrow (Friday) Kroning, May S3, 1873, atßo’olook. 1 oasts rosiiondod to by prominent ottliuiu, tntorsnoriod by cboluo tiiniiu (Dpublu fjuarlotto) arranged for tlm no casjun. Ij r All wlio doilro to do honor to tbo Uuuou aro luvitml to ho prosunt. Tickets may bo hail at tho Sbnrman Homo. CLOTHES WRINGER. -I.' THE “ PROVIDENCE! CLOTHES WRINGHai?& H** tho Moulton Roll, Motal Journal OaalnßCC&lftu&CS Uurvcj,olaiu|)| DoublotiplraUJoar. Lc.tlt aiM|dtSoT)S•«■ lag ao Inferior article. 8. 11. * IS. Y. M WbSV® v r AX IL ST. LOUIS. r "^LAND. • • > • j;i.. . —^B—Wheat—No. (|J 6 6!® m1s 0’Cq, DRESS GOODS. 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 'OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JOHN H. DAVEY & CO., 328 A 330 West Madison-et., CORNER ABERDEEN, Successors to XTamlin, Halo & Co.’s lie fail. Wo will open May 10| ton cases DRESS sms, Prom Auction, nt tiro following owooplng prices i Woah Poplins, 37 Indies wlilo, 13 1-3 ols., former prloo 20 ots. 1 Striped Poplins, 27 inolioß wide, 18 oonts, former prloo 25 ole. Oordod Alpnone, now shader, 25 ols,, former price 36 ots* Cocoa Striped Poplin 60 ole., fotmot prloo 76 ole- Plain Mohairs 371*3 cts., former price, 60 ots. , Mixed Mohairs 30 oU.j former prloo 46 ots, Batin Btrlpod Mohairs, Mignonette Shades, 40 ots., former price 76 ots. i 60 pieces Gray and Black Striped Bilks 86 ols., fennel . prloo SI.OO. $20,000 worth in Hosiery and Underwear, all’styles, and of the host makes. Borne decided bargains will bo offered In these goods. . Ladles*-and Qenla* Bilk Underwear at half price'to closeout, Wo call special attention to onr immense stock of La* dice’, Mieses', and Children’s LINEN AND LAWN SUITS. Wo have already received upward- of 3,000 eoatumoa and have at least 5,000 more on order in our ' Eaatorn Manufactory. For variety and oboapness wo will not be excelled. Wo have many customers daily from the South Bide, a distance of four to fivo miles, and they nro unan- » itnous a in their expressions that onr prices arc lower than they can bay the same goods for elsewhere, 1,000 Parasols will bo opened on Monday, all now and popular styles, at popular prices, • JOHN H. DAYET & 00. 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000000000000000 GIFT ENTERPRISE. LIBRARY GIFT CONCERT. $500,000 In Bank to Pay Gifts. 10,000 CASH GUTTB PAID Hf FULL. SIOO,OOO for Only Ten Dollars. of the 100,000 tickets Issued for tho Third Grand Gift Concert, Ip nid of tho Public Library of Kontuolo> having boon sold to insure a full drawing, and tho wish lJf«l afr .T boo s HP 1 lT ?5 8 w 11 ?. ®*p™«od that lUo 10,000 cash gifts otfored should bo drawn in full and paid iu lull with* BCft down * * 9 , heretofore, tho Management, Snfli ‘ 10 <W«mlned to .11° , HP?. for tho sale of tho rorenant of tickets loft "“hand. Tho concert and distribution at first advortlsod thoroforoposlppnod to Tuesday. Ju1y8,1873, on which day, and no other, they will positive!; and ana. . take place In Pu’bllc LIW Ua|”, ls2£vU?o, j A*.^ 9 Jr , r ? a( l c °ncort tho following cash gifts will ba who r drawthom° fcaadpfll^in,uU to thß t »« k «t-holdo2 „ * . LIST OP GIFTS. SSSgfJfSSgSSllilf; . - . - . 81 MJ8 Uno Grand Cash Gift, ... Jo’.OOft One Grand Cnali Gift, . . . K%»rt 2* £ ns ‘ or *I,OOO each, 84,000 i IK;2!; si :: ... s&M *sh fegsu aiKs is “ HB:m (or the hundred thousand uui^ tbo Managers to pay the gilts u* ■ tho Bank and paid out for thia purpose, uud onfc L ft. 8. VEECU. Cashier. Tho party, therefore, who holds the ticket drawing the capital gift will got ijIUO.OOU In greenbacks, and eo of the $60,000 gift, the $25,000. tbo $20,000, the SIO,OOO, tba $6,000, and all the other gifts, 10,000 In number, amount* ins to $600,000. , The remnant of unsold ticket* will bo furnished to those who first apply (orders accompanied by the money always hating preference otor agents), at tho following prices; ■ Whole tickets. .$10; halves, $6: and quarters, $2.60. Eleven whole tickets for SIOO, 66 for S6OO, 118 for SI,OOO, and 676 for $6,000. No discount on less than SIOO worth of .tickets at a time. . The concert and distribution of gifts will begin at 0 o’clock on iTuoaday morning, July 6, in Public library I?. V a .. following will bo tho order of proceedings: -first—Musio by orchestra! band. Second—Placing of tags (one for each ticket sold) In large wboel. Third— Placing of gifts in small wheal. Fourth-Mmio by or. onoitral band. Fifth—Explanatory remarks by Pros I dent. Sixth—Drawing of llrst half of gifts. Seventh— Musio by orchestral baud. Eighth—Drawing of last half of gifts. Ninth—Placing of largo whool with tags in the hands of Committee appointed by audience. Atonth- Grand orchestral concert. . The musio on this grand occasion will ha tho host that can bo procured, and tho gontlomou who count and place tbo tags and gifts In tho wheels, and superintend tho drawing and keep the record of tbo drawn numbors, will be chosen from tho best known and mosttrustworty oltl fens of tho State. All will bo so conduotodas to beapor feot guaranty agtanst complaint from any Just source. Absent ticket-holders will find their interests as offectu. ally pro tooted as If they bad boon personally present at the drawing. Tho payment of gifts will begin on Saturday, July 12. at J oclooka. ra. Tickets drawing gifts most bo presented Puhllo Library Building, whoro cash chock* Si p i.?s? 10 rY annoril .t ftn 'fl Drovors' Bant of Louisville, op sight drafts upon the Fourth National Dank of New York, aftboholdor. .will be-given for tho tickets. «t* months from tbo drawing wlllbei turned over to the Public Library fund. * For full particulars send for circulars, and for tickets scud your money direct to headquarters at Louisville, Ky,| to tho following address: * . TUOHs ,E. TIRAIirLKTTE, Agent Publio Library of Kentucky, LoulsvlUo, Ky. STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETINGS. OFFICE OP CMoago, Rock island & Paciflc RAILROAD COMPANY. Tho annual meeting of the Stockholders oPriio'ShSo. «ock Island 4 Paoltio Uallroad Company, for tho election of Dlrootorj, pursuant to law, and tho transaction of such other business os may como before thorn, will ho held at tho olllco of tho Company, lu tho City of Chicago, on Wednesday, tho 4th day of Juno noxt. at 11 o’clock a. m. >. H. TOWB, Stockholders’ Meeting. dM 00 hereby given that tho annual mooting of the Stookholdoraof Clnoago South Branch Dock Company, . ,» ho ?l ootlo , a of Director# of said Company, will ho hell at ths offloo of said Company, No. 623 Wabash.av., In tbo City of Chicago, at 10 a. m., Wednesday, Juno l! A. D, 1873. K. (1. MASCOT Secretary of Chloagn South Branch Dock Company. COLLARS AND CUFFS, Ifflll COLLULS ;. AV ad mm§, Tho grocitoat varioltr of stylos ever ofi&Sd'B StSr&>>'£% «no goods, at WILSON plgg "a? Ar-I Sl%l S. B. oor. of State and Waahlnglc "Arcade Court," south of Mndftq Pike's Opera House, SHIPPliji A sjlfa. x x>xsrEpSes M -A Ovor2MkmUlloMhiQWjQdbuil H 3UrKS»L%"sfe*‘* A& Lv w ugj tl&a,£ » ” ““ ‘rw rtml fltnVloiftfti itv, Hold by l»i |' 4 \ Sgs,'- ? c ,s'"e j\\^w s 4^^fe®|?| 6 r 6 .||l '•■'• S •. 5 \ P tit It 5

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