6 GOSSIP FOR THE LADIES. [tt m Bargain After All—A Cruel Fashion. i End-Hearted Old Woman—“ Here’s Papa ! I’—A Husband's Un gallant Haaarks. PmaUfineons Notes More or to the i au- Ssex f " lines picked u? at a Upoa the Sink the Lyiy e»?,—' her lay her dimly h.:, All crumpled; She lodked the picture of distreu, fie via her pretty dreu, And rumpled! • I can'l gat np,? to faltering tope . , She said. I thought that, perhaps, She would not. X picked her up> Shewn pot hurt— ’ftns but the tightness of her skirt-r could not I ■ .NOT A BARGAIN AFTER ALL. Yesterday morning (says the Detroit Free *ress) the female head of a family living on Icary street called at a Woodward avenue gro sry «pR for prunes. Some prunes were • xhihited, arid wh* inquired: “ Do you warrant them ? " * “We do," was the reply. *•Perfectly fresh, are they ?" * •* Indeed they are." • •* No worms in them ? " ' • ’ fNotaifpnn-" ** Full weight, are they ? " “Full weight, madam.” ••Sweet, are they? " •* I warrant tbem-sweet." ••No pits in them?" * 4 Not a pit, madam.” “Arid a prize package with every pound? *ha asked after a pause. “YcA madam."* *And a chromo, too?"she hesitatingly in quired. “ Yes. and a chromo, too!" She nibbled at a prone, knit hex brows, and finally asked. “Don’t yon give aeach premium with every pound you sell r** “We do, madam. Ton pay 10 cents for a pound of prunes and get a chromo, a prize pack age, and a cash premium of 50 cents. Shall I do you up a pound?” ' “TfelUit Boemsas if you wanted to be fair with your customers,** she slowly replied, “but 1 guess I won’t take any. Seems to me 10 cents per pound is rather too much for prunes these times, when butter is down, and calico it down, and ghbasara awful cheap! ** A CRUEL FASHION. There is no lady deserving of the name (says the New York £un), who could witness without a feeling of horror the process of preparing for qm the feathered beauties which form such con spicuous ornaments in. the present style of women’s hats. If those who wear such oma paeuts knew the tortures to which theso helpless little creatures are subjected, and the heartless cruelty with which the business is carried on, they would shrink from even indirect complicity in it. Ot course the impression prevails that all birds used for personal decoration are killed im joediately when caught and prepared in the ordi nary way by taxidermists; but there is just where the mistake is made. The birds are Hifrwrt alive, and while living the skin is skfllfully stripped from their quivering, ghastly bodies. By this process ii & claimed the feathers retain a firmer hold upon Hie skin. Such is the method by which all birds freed m the decoration of ladies’ hats are pre pared. Think of the exqusiU humming bird, the blue bird, the cardinal bird, the oriole, and numberless others of beautiful plumage, a ting ling beneath tha knife of the heartless operator; think of ibis, tender-hearted ladies, as your admiring gaze rests on the latest novelties in fashion by which our city belles are crowned! Hundreds of thousands of birds of tha bright est plumage are literally flayed alive every year, H&d bo Jong aa our ladies will consent to wear such ornaments, just so long will this cruel busi ness continue. The Baroness Burdett-Coutta has placed herself at the head of a movement in England designed to put an end to the brutal burinoaa, and it is to be hoped that she will meet with cordial encouragement and co-operation on this aidfrdf the Atlantia A KIND OLD LADY. jg % Mud-Hearted old woman who fives in Louisville, and ahe passeahertime in the streets on the lockout for ladies whose skirts are com* Jag down. Sometimes her anxiety leads her Astray/ and she sees in imagination skirts falling which ass really perfectly secure. But she sweetly says all the flame, •* 44 My dear, your skirt is falling; if yon will step into this door* Vay I will pin it up for yon.” Ladies in general efojeet to fading skirts in the streets; the very thought is a terror, and, when so approached, we very apt to go into the doorway without looking as to the truth. “When there the kind old woman tells the woman she is so kind, a pretty story’of her nice' home, gives a suggestion that she is well off in world’s goods, and that she wanted to fix the skirts because the lady's beautiful face reminded her of her own daughter. Boring the fixing process the dress is necessarily handled, and though the work is awkward it would not of coarse do to offer monev to the nice, well-attired, kind-hearted old lady, who talks so glibly of her property. So the other lady leaves with gratitude, which is changed to a somewhat different feeling when she finds her pocket has been cut, and has gone away with her purse. "HERE’S PAPA I” - X young BingU gentleman in Leavenworth (tay the St- Louis -HepuWicon) lately blushed and bong his in church. He was sitting at bis devotions while the service was in progress, very meek and mild. X little 4-year-old girl, with a tongue in her bead, spying him, broke ajray from her preoccupied mother, ran down the aisle, and sprang into the young man's arms, exclaimihgL “O, mamma, here's papa!” in so rieefjpl and ringing a voice that the whole church full of people were startled. The mother and child were both well-known to many present, ibe former as a dashing widow, and the latter as *n honest child of a dead father. It was fur ther known that the young man had been pay ing ardent attentions to the widow. The devo tional exercises were stopped perforce, and the congregation indulged in a burst of laughter, which sounded foreign to the place. The young man's devotion was knocked out of him, and he left the sanctuary i n confusion. That sort of a demonstration cannot fail to bring the pending matrimonial matter to a speedy crisis. The Ut ile girl evidently knew her own future father. A HUSBAND’S UNGALLANT REMARK. A young married lady of this city (says the Troy Press), distinguished for her beauty, sweet temper, and benevolence, has been suffering for a week past with a cutaneous eruption of the 'face, which die at first treated very lightly,' but -as it grew no better after several solutions bad been applied, and became quite’painful, io say nothing of the temporary disfigurement, the lady lost patleifcft' became very irritable, scolded the servants, and even her liege lord, to whom ebe had never spoken before save m the gentlest tones, came in for quite a share of criticism. This morning "Hr. Sonteeou was called in and examined the case.- “ Doctor, 1 * said the anxious husband, *do you think it cap be anything •eiioMl* '“Sofia the least,* replied the Doc tor, with professional gravity; “it may be the result of cqld, or possibly a little humor of the blood. 0 - “it cannot be the latter, Doctor,* re joined the husband, “ because my wife has been out of humor for a week.*' We are glad to learn .4hat the Doctor charged him a double fee. WEARING ROUGE. .There was a certain Bishop of Amiens, who wag a saint, and jot bad a good deal of wit. A lad; went ’to consult' him whether she might wear rouge; the had been with several djroo , tents, but some were so severe, - and some so relaxed, that gbe could pot ■ satisfy her con science, and therefore was come to Monseighear to decide for beri and would rest by bis sen tence. “Isea, Madam,* said the good prelate, “wbat the case is; some of your casuists for bid rouga totally; others will permit you to wear as much ss you please. Now, for my part,. 1 lore a medium in all things, and therefore I fffirrif* you to wear rouge on one cheek only.* FEMININE NOTES. A man who bought a thousand Havana cigars, •l ifting asked what ha had, replied that they wore tickets to a course of lectures to be given byhiswife^ When a young man hsadhnhed ever Che fence Mto her Pack-yard, io order* that he may alt -w* T.?.tc!i th- yjs dow, nothing pleases him* so much as to run agaiust'theclpthM-lme, and discover that she only bad one pair of stockings in the wash last week. —Forukch Bulletin, Lon of able-bodied yonng ladies are elf all day huntjng for trailing arbutus, whose parents haven't a spoonful of horseradish in the house* ~~Daribury Heics. There is a rumor aflpat that ladies in copnm img wear black corsets. A Brqpklyp widow fitly characterized it by exclaiming: *- Qh, the igno ranco of thessmen I" Ap inebriate recently fell and struck his pose against a barber’s pole. On being rinsed from the ground, he asked; “What s zat woman wi atnped Blockings on got agin me V A man in Michigan swapped his horse for a wif». An old bachelor acquaintance said he a UkS there was something wrong with the horse, or it s owner would never have fooled it away in that reckless manner. Decently, at a wedding, when the clergyman asked tbe yonng lady, “Wiltthou b»V® this man tp he thy wedded husband ?*' she, with aniodestr ty which lent her beauty additional grace, re plied, 44 if yon please.” A landlady In a first-rate boarding-house up town finds It accessary to post up the following notice, which leaves a margin for meditation: 44 Don’t fool with tbe girls while they are light ing tbe coal-oil lamps.” A skating-rink accident is thus described by a Kentucky reporter: “She struck out; couldn’t turn; started for the. celling; shouted, ‘Don’t you look ;* turned a hand-spring, and then sat dowm The stripes were brown and rod." Our paternal Government l£Bs yrtoter forward ed 40,000 pairs of elastic garters to thq Indian women, and now one of tbe- agents Innocently writes to tbe Secretary of the Interior; “I no tice that the squaws this spring arp all w*Ariog necklaces." A woman is imbued with a feeling of joy and kindness second only to Iliat of tbp angels, but she can never wash a pair of men’s cassimere pants and have them set as well ss they did be fore. —Fullon Tvnes. No; nor as well as they did behind, cither.—TTcfcsburtj herald, A Dublin woman, jealous of her husband, threatened to drown herself in a tub of water that stood on the porch. 44 You dare not bold your head in it until I tench you,” said the mam Tbe excited woman at once plunged her head m the water. The husband waited too long, for, when ho drew her back, she was dead. Two Council Bluffs (la.) girls, school-mates, who were awfully “ smashed " over each other, as they sav at Tassar, in a gush of affection went before, a Justice of the Feaco last week and demanded that ho should unite them in marriage. They left in tears when informed that no such ceremony could be performed in their case. A Louisville chap thought he had found some thing nice in the shape of a laughing, sunny little witch of a girl, and was on the point of proposing marriage when she scattered bis fond hopes to the winds by remarking one evening: “ You kiss and bug me more than any gentleman I am acquainted with, except Bill Wallace, and ho is a steamboat-clerk, and only comes Jxere once a month.’ 1 When a Norristown woman asked her husband for $2 to buv a calico dress, he whipped a paper opt of his coat-tail pocket, and pointed to an editorial which clearly showed that female ex travagance was the ruination of some of bur best men, and even the country itself was being demoralized from the same cause. The be' gave her 10 cents to buy hairpins, lit a 20-cont cigar, and loft tha house—and lost $3 playing billiards before be returned home. —Foirisiown Herald. A book-agent who has retired from active labor, upon the hard-earned accumulation of a life of industrious cheek, says that the great secret of his success was, when .be went to a bouse where the female head of the family pre sented herself, be always opened by saying, “I beg yonr pardon, Miss, but it was your mother I wanted to see.” That always used to set ’em. They not only subscribed for my books themselves, but told me whore I could find more customers. —Fasion Free Press, A very flashily-dressed miss was chatting with a couple of young men, in front of the Post- Office, yesterday afternoon,when an old woman, rather plainly dressed, come along. The young Tni«a suddenly turned her back toward her, but the old woman recognized her. “ Ah, is that you, Maggie?** exclaimed the elderly party; “ and so your mother has got work again, has she f Well, Pm glad to hear it.” This unself ish burst of congratulation caused the young miss to flush to the roots of her hair.— Danbury Feios. A very wretched change has been made in stockings this season. A fashion-reporter tells us that “ The stripes running up and down have entirely superseded the stripe running round the stocking.” This is much to be regretted, for, aa everybody knows, those round-and round, laddor-like stripes were of no little assis tance to the eye in going up. But then, after all, aa the eye had to depend on its own resources when it reached the point where the circular stripes gave out, it is perhaps well epongh to leave it to its own resources from the start,— LouisviSe Oourier-JoumaL LETTERS JFHOM THE PEOPLE. SUPERINTENDENT PICKARD. Chicago, Hay 4.—As you kindly assign a cor ner of your paper to the people, I take the lib erty of asking space for a few words in regard to the article by the editor of the Times, which is an unjust, contemptible attack upon Hr. Pick ard, and an unqualified insult to one who, in the interest of oar schools, has exerted his best ability (and that cf the highest order), wjaich his assailant can never approximate to. 'Not satisfied with accusing him of preparing at a “Normal School” for the business his taste and qualifications adapted him for, ha seems to advance a brand new idea that people should eelget a Superintendent among the business men, who have learned to perfect themselves in the business they have chosen, as otherwise be could not possibly com prehend or possess ability to* meet property the requirements of school business. Moral: let Mr. Pickard’s successor take warning. Not content, he goes farther, and gives a philosophic fiing at his Christian integrity. I was living in Wisconsin when Mr. Pickard was Su perintendent'there. and no schools, East or West, could excel those under his supervision. It made Chicago nervous to have anything-in Wisconsin excel. Influence was exerted to get him at once. Although all regretted his departure, yet all were delightedto see him in terest himself so deeply to make, if possible, Chicago public schools the best in the world. And. after so much well-doing, shall he be openly insulted, kicked out, or compelled to resign by unjust accusations ? Jdstxzia. ' THE SCAVENGER CONTRACT. Tc SdCor of The Chicago Tribune Chicago, Hat 6.—This week much comment has been made on the action of the Board of Health in letting the day scavenger work. Tfaj facta in the case are these: When the bids were opened a motion was made to reject all bids not in accordance with the specifications. This.waa potconsidered, and all bids referred to the Finance Committee. A majority reported in favor of the lowest bid ($14,600), and recom mended that the contract be awarded in.con formity therewith. Ac the same time they stated that bat two bids were in accordance with the epecSfications, those of Dunn & Co., and Dofiepey. That being die case a majority thought that it would be illegal to let tbs contract to any bid not in accordance with the specifications, aside from the fact that Peter Doheney, who was the lowest bidder, and who ha&had too contract for the three years past, bad not done hia work according to contract, and had been a source of constant annoyance to- the The majority considered If he bad not done it well for sll9 per day. wbat would be do in the same district for .f46.G0 per day. While they have been much criticised in this matter the; are confident that their action will bear the closest scrutiny.. - They believe that ■ they- could not legally give the contract to any person who had not pat in a bid according lothojr snecificatiops. While lam in the minority, and did*not vote fof the contract, I thought this explanation but dne to my colleagues who were in the majority, and who, 1 believe,* acted conscientiously- in this Bespeotfuliy. £sh C. Miujb, ion or **um on uia* bt aaozsß mypisooTX. “Last night we were again Checked by the report of a man being blown from the gun of Lippincotfe battery." 1 think this Lippincott artillery business has gone far enough, and our citizens* Uyee woeed to LippincotVs careless pwaa long enough. It is not the. artillerymen alone (though I will not call thpm artillerymen, for they are not, but men or boys, picked up without drill; to fire the gun) whose lives are endangered, but ft |s that of opr citizens walk ing or riding along our streets, or perhaps'our families quistty sitting In their homes, so when a t>-*rnemc# discharge of capo on occur* it THET CHICAGO TRIBUNE; shoots BPODgs or nm-nd- from Iho gun like shall, and it is as -destructive to anything .in its * rai^ of the cun is a place that no officer of artillery will Jet hismeh ride on for a moment, and yet the sadness of our hearts for the two boys who killed in our streets by being thrown from the trail and run over by the gun of “Lippin cott’s Battery ” is hardly dulled when we are called upon again to gno>9 for another victim of Lippmpott’s blunders. Mr. Lippincott may try to throw the blame on the man, but be is the commanner, and he must be hold responsi ble. Nor can he shirk' the responsibility, be cause I saw him there last mgbt acting in the position of *• No. A” . 1 think it is time that our city authorities, lor the safety of life/ take* some/ action to pirpventj Mr. Lippincott from, using such dangerous weapons inside the city limits; besides, it is a disgrace to our city—with reason so proud of her many hue batteries which eh? had in the field during “tbe lato unpleasantness”—to have it go out that wehaye a battery here, —“Lip- pincott’s Battery,’—and to baye these oft repeated accidents. * t.Vtb Ornosfl or Chicago Libui Ahtillsiix- EEpP STILL. To Uis Editor of The Chicago Tribune : CmcVao, May 6.—Permit mo to ante* a p|ea in behalf of music-lovers and quiet concert goers. The city is overflooded with so-called “musical people," who in an audience unvary ingly prove to be very much of a nuisance to their neighbors. They beat the time, they hum the air that is just played or-sang, and, worse of all. consider ifof the utmost importance to tell their neighbor in a boisterous way what that think of the music, or the performer, whether it is plavad - ted quiet, too loud, or too slow; in short they are are “too loud* on general principles. Indeed, we are enough bored by these so-called musical pooplp on the stage, 44 Lazzaronis among the Italians.” 4 ‘ walk Ute on the border lino be tween art and fraud,” and the people ought not to suffer from them when a real artist is once in a great while among us. How annoying the vicinity of these musical drones is was strikingly illustrated intbaUate Bualow concerts. Bespeotfully, W. B. THE HUMANE SOCIETY. Summary of Its Work for (he Last Year. Cruelty to Children—The Election of Officers, The annual meeting of the Illinois Humane Society was held yesterday afternoon in Parlor No. L Grand Pacific Hotel. The attendance was limited to the following, owing to the bad condition of the weather and streets: B. F. Deriokaon, Edwin Lee Brown. John 0. Dqro, O. J. Stough, B. W* Itaymond, Dr. N. H. Paaron, Dr. G. G. Otis, W.E. Whitehouse,’Alfred Nixon, John X. Dale, J. A. Smith, Albert W. Landon, J. J. Borg, John McDonald, Ferd W. Peck, Dr. 0. G. S. Somers, li. P. Derickson presided and Albert W. Landon acted as Secretary. Hr. John G. Shorttll sent a letter of regret on account of bis inability to be present. Secretary Landon read the report of the Ex ecutive Committee, which was received and ac cepted. The following is the resume of THE WOBK DONE DDEISO THE YEjLB by Agent John McDonald: Humber of oases of cruelty reported, 108; ar rests made, 48; fined, 43; abandoned horses killed, SG; disabled cattle killed, 66; crippled sheep killed, 58; disabled calves killed, 42; dis abled horses ordered off the streets, 51; con demned by agents of the Society and killed by the owner, 21; number of persons admonished for apparent cruelty, 1,230. The report alludes to the failure of the County Board of making an appropriation for the Society, and the result has been that the services of a number of agents have been dispensed with: The accompanying report of tha Treasurer shows tiiat the finances of the Society, as comparodjwith the last preceding year, are In an improved and encour aging condition. Belying aa we have done „ entirely upon voluntary subscriptions to raise funds for the prosecution of the work of the Society, and consider ing the closeness of the times, we find that we can congratulate tha Society upon the showing of the Treasurer. ' In regard to dog and cock fighting, the report says: We wish to make particular mention of on evil which Is b«tog constantly brought to. the notice of bur agents, which for its gross immorality and the bad effects which it has upon the community cannot be overestimated. We refer to dog and chicsea fighting. This practice has become so common that there are now In this city several places devoted to the purpose of raising and training dogs and chickens for fighting, and' having professional trainers en gaged for the purpose. This practice not only causes cruelty to animals, but by its ratios influence brutalizes those ' engaged 'in it. The Society, aided by tha police authorities of this city, is doing all It con to suppress it, but with only r«rH*T success. We cannot but regret that our relig ions teachers do not lend mors of their influence to aid the efforts for the eradication of this and like arils. The work at the Stock-Yards and its effects is favorably commented bn, and tbe assistance which the Society received from the Stock-Yard autohripfea and stock men duly acknowledged. IN REGARD TO ORDkLTE TO CHILDREN, the report says: Your Committee farther represent'that many com plaints hare come to it of severe * and repeated acta of cruelty to children in our dty by persons, some of whom represent themselves to be parents, and others of whom are charged with hiring the chil dren to speculate upon the charitable and humane by exhibitions of the misery of these afflicted children upon'the public street, Notably in one ease—that will serve for iQostratioa of this latter class—it is charged that a woman, who frequents the west side of : State street, between Modi* eon and Washington, takes • sick children (here,—be lieved often to have been stupefied with drags.—and with one, two, or three of these children suffering beside or about her, piles her trade of beggary from morn ing until night. This woman and the children with her have been ordered off by Deputy-Sapenn ten dent Ittxon, of the pohco force, at the instance of this Society, but we • find' that, after an absence from that point of soma four or five weeks, she has returned to it. ' . We believe that the alms of the charitable Are un worthily bestowed when given to the common side walk beggar, and where children are presented in aid of the imposture It makes their suffering not only certain, but profitable. We believe this Society should take such cognizance of eases of cruelty to children as may be within its lawful powers, in the absence of any other organization to take cognizance of oases of cruelty to children. Thia. sodety wpuld gladly do more to alleviate their condition if it had th« required means. in conclusion, the report congratulates the Society upon what has been accomplished. Boring the year, according to the report of Treasurer Brown, the total receipts have been $2,130.57; expenditures, $2,073,62; balance dh hand, $51.95, OFFICERS were elected for the ensuing year as follows: President, B. P. Derickgon • Vice-Presidents, John O. Shortall, Edwin Lee Brown /Treasurer, O. J. Stough : Secretary, Albert W. Landon ; Trustees, Perd W. Peck, George W, Holmes, E. Buckingham, Alfred Nixon, George T. Williams, N. P. Whitebouse, Edwin Lee Brown, B. T. Cul ver, John 0. Bore, •' Perkins Bass, H.. C P Goodrich,' S, T. Atwater, B. W: Raymond/John G. Shortall, If. M. Graves, B. P. Berickson, J. L. Pickard, William' D. Sharp,' John B. Sher man; Prof. 0. Q. Wheeler/ Albert W 1 Landon, Mrs. O.W. Boss, ■ O. J. Stough, George E. Adams, Mrs. James M. Walker, Carlyle Young. Amos T. Hall. Executive Committee—R, R. Berickson, John 0. Bore, 0. J. Stough, Ferd W. Peck, Mrs. James M. Walker, Mrs. J. A. Smith, Mrs, Leaoder Stone, Mrsl B. 0. B. Boles, Mrs. H. B 1 Law, Mrs. E. 0. Hamilton, Mrs. 0. P. Hayward* COL. 6TOSE- John C. Dpre offered the following in memory of Co). Samuel Stone, who had been an active member of the Society : WgXKFii, In the course of nature all m£n must die; Auo<*«i, Tbat w*-bow with reverence to that dis pensation of Providence which bu removed by death our venerable and esteemed friend, Bam mil Stone, aa active and generous member of this Society. - ■ Jtesotved, That, while we are impressed with feelings of sadness at our loss, we are thankful that so good a man was permitted to live so long among us In the continued ezerdse of good works; that his loss is a public Ipsa, and to this Society one that cannot ptafiy be mads rood. ■ Resolved, That the members of ihla Society tender their sympathies to the daughter of the deceased, and the Secretary is requested to tend to her a copy of these resolutions. JUfokxd, That ws now adjourn to attend the fuaov ol of the deceased* The resolutions were adopted, andj in accord ance with its request, the Society Adjourned to attend the funeral. Beating: a 'Testator* firew Port World, A Hebrew gentleman bad a legacy left to him, bat it was hampered. with an unfortunate con dition, which ha hastened to announce to a sympathizing friend.' The snm was -£IO,OOO, but half the sum, according to -the testator’s wish, was to be placed in hie. coffin and buried with him. Waa there ever such a waste of good money? But the sympathizer was equal to the occasion. “Where is the money now?* ha asked, and was told “In the bank;* “AD right;* he said; “you write a check for £5,000, and put Uin iha old boy’s coffin, drawn to order! * That young man ought io gas aa U tbs world..’ SUNDAY, MAY 7, 187U-SiArx*as# BABES' FINANCE AND TRADE. Tlia Banks Report a Growing, But Hot Large Surplus of Bunds- Country Borrowers Renewing-—- JS'ew York Exchange Firm. The Produce Markets (Juiet and Irregular —liYe-Stock Firmer. FINANCIAL* The deposit* of the banks are slowly increasing, and the amount of funds at the disposal of desirable bor? rower* is hflftnmttig i.argar. There is no activity of any special note in financial circles, and no feature for comment that has got already been made. The coun try is considerably behind-hand, collections are poor," and the country tanks are renewing a large proportion of the paper they have rediscounted here. >lefcantihs borrowers are still applicants 4 for accom modations to a limited extent, but the amount of new •paper* made Is not great. Board 9* Trade business is not heavy, as the stocks to be carried are small. The bjptw generally have an abundance of funds for their regular customers and for independent borrowers who can give the best of paper as security. Bates of discount are 6®lo per cent -to the regular Customers of the banks. Outside, first-class borrower* are accommodated at favorable rates.' On the street, operations are restricted. There is an active demand for good paper. Rateß are 7<£lß per cent. New York exchange was sold between beaks at 50® 73 cents premium per SI,QUO. The currency movement was fight. The clearings eif the week are reported aa follows fay Manager Hale, of the Chicago Clearing-IIonse: Date. Clearings, Balances. Monday S 6.531,816.15 $ 202.616.79 Tuesday 8,349,2116.10 458,570.76 W0dueadav.............. 4.604,273.10 230,206,57 ThureOaV:. ,’,510,2Q1.M . 112.ta.78 Friday 4,006,734.16 310,417.43 Saturday.’.. 3,633,651:74 . ; 350,854.03 Total. 4.131,663.533.68 • 52,112,510.31 CorrtsDonding week last . year.. .... 34,719,832217 8,426,472.62 These figures tell the tamo story of decreased busi ness and shrinking prices that is unfolded by tho clearings of other cities, and the decline of all stocks— mining, railroad, and manufacturing. THE FBACTIOKAIi CUBBESCT. The only basis for calculating the amount of frac tional notes In circulation—and oven this is not very satisfactory—are tho figures presented in official doc uments. Thus, on the 10th of February, the Secretary; of the Treasury, in a detailed > statement to Con'greas, reported the amount of fractional currency in the De partment at $8,775,655.44.. • On March 10 the National pntiVa of the United States hdl on hand $3,215,197.25. This makes $11,990,853.19 “in sight.'? The fractional notes outstanding as reported in tho debt statement of March X were $42,604,893.71. The report of May 1 showed this amount to be $40,860,039.43, or the cancel lation or distribution of $1,744,851.23 during March. Deducting the amount •* in sight,” as above, from the sum reported May las issued, wo find $23,869,186,20 presumed to bo in circulation; and if $10,000,000 have been destroyed, there remains' but $iy.8 , ;9,1&C.2l , < which is available for exchange into silver.—. Yew York Journal of Vpvimcrct. PBE3HUSI ON SHiVEII AND SMALL' CHANGE. In New York the bullion brokers were on Friday paying 1 per cent premium for fractional currency, and 2 per cent far silver, and sold the latter at 3# to i. A JUNE FOB KINGS AND STATES.. SL Emflo de Girardin, in the course of an article published in to-day’s Franca upon, tha bankruptcies of States, proposes the establishment of a grand inter* national institution of credit, under tho title of La Sample des Etas, which is to operate by dealing with nations who aro In want of funds, just aa the Bank of Prance would proceed in tho case pf private applicants for credit. Whatever may be thought of this project, it scarcely presents a panacea for the present woes of Turkish and Egyptian bondholders. What the world would seem todemand just now is a bank to cover tho deficiencies of the past, rather thqn lock the stable door in view of future contingencies.— Pans Corro gpoudenet London Times. lUTT.’RQADH AND DDSINEK9. BaOroad earnings have started ** on a down grade.” Thirty-five roads report for January and February aggregate earnings of $19,536,341 against $16,974,787 during Jthotarmo months last year, a gain of 15 per cent. Of these only twenty-nine hare reported for uiygh, and these same twenty-nine earned in January and February $13,648,174 against $11,415,103 during the same months last year, a gain of 20 per cent. But their earnings in March were $6,533,055 against $6,229,- 115 during that month last year, again of only 6 per cent. Finally roads have reported for certain weeks of April, and their earnings for those weeks aggregate $2,342,730, but during the same weeks of 1875 tha sama roads earned $2,329,920, so that no gain at all appears. Xh« worst of it is that nearly oil these returns were prior to the beginning of the war in freights, ;vhich ♦hr»af*nii to reduce earnings much below those of 1875. As an illustration of the decline in business. It may be mentioned that in April, 1875, there were bandied at Indianapolis 35,871 loaded ears, and In April, 1876, only 30.972 loaded cars.—JVls PuMtc, Bay 4. FLUCTUATIONS IK HINCfO STOCKS. The Alta-Cali/orjite °f Saturday hat says, with re gard to the onslaught made upon the Bonanza stocks: The week jnst past baa witnessed more gyrations of stocks than any other similar period this year, or since the days of the panic last August. For the breaks of the past week there have been lass causes than for any Uko coarse for tho past several years, and certain prominent brokers have whatever credit—if there is any attached—for tbs success of their.plans, enriching themselves at the sacrifice'of all claims to rectitude. The promulgation of false stories about tho mines, the employment of customers' stock, and ’the concentra tion of capital, were the means combined that dldjthe work. Kovor before in tha history of tho Comstock have there been such flattering developments and prospects. AU tho way from Sierra Nevada, on the north, to Knickerbocker, on the south, the, moat ex tensive preparations are being made to run drifts and cross-cuts, and to sink winzes, to either prospect tho Tnintm o? drain those filled with water, in order to put them In a condition to admit of the resumption of work as soon as possible. California is contributing her millions and Con. Virginia continues her usual heavy shipments: Ophir and Belcher are running over a quarter of-a million each a month. There ia nothing the matter with the mines—the difficulty lies wUh the depression in prices. PAYINGS BANKS. ' The comparatively high' rot© of 6 per cent interest pjddby savings banks often leads them to take risks that would bo avoided by conservative financial insti tutions. Tho savings banks which have collapsed in New York have in nearly every case exhibited a melan choly assortment of broken securities that promised Impossible rates of interest, and of risky negotiable paper. Tho Bucks port Savings Bank of Maine, re cently suspended, bad the most of its deposits invested in railroad bonds, on which the interest ed been de faulted. The necessity of paying 6 per cent interest is burdensome and dangerous in these days of depredv tfajg securities. and shrinking values.'' It would be better to lower, the so the banks could make sa fer investments. . : ' Gov. Ingbraoll, in hi* latest message, gives an en couraging ' statement aif tlio conditioner Connecticut savings banks; I have reason to believe that (he banks have boon very carefully and thoroughly examined by the Com missioners of the State during the year, and the report of the Commissioners shows that they are generally in a sound and satisfactory condition. 1 doubt if their affairs were ever administered in closer conformity with the laws of the State than they are at present, and nothing more (ban this is needed to insure their soundness. NATIONAL BANK BECEIVEB3, • The HU reported by Senator Sherman from the Finance Committee, on Tuesday, “ authorizing the appointment of Becdvers of national banks, and for other purposes,” is, with amendments, the same bill tnat passed the House on the sth .of April. The first amendment strikes out the provision thereby a single creditor can enforce the individual liability of banks In liquidation, and make it so that all the creditors must join. The second strikes out 8eo» 4, which pro posed to authorize the money in a Eecciver’s hands, Ifflnuging tn m p»Honal hank In liqnidaHnn, in United States bonds, ponding the settlement. ■ The next amendment strikes out the proviso to See. 7 of the House bill, which says that savings banks authorized by Congress eliall not be required to. have a paid-in capital exceeding SIOO,OOO. See. Bof the Bouse bill ia stricken out. Itproposcd a repeal of the act of Con gress authorising the organization of savings banks in the District of Columbia; There are some other un important amendments of detail.—lFosAmyfon Cor* re&endtnu Amp York Daily Bulitttn, " OOYTITWanCXT BONDS.- Bid. lakod. United States 6s of ’SI 1 .Doitca'sutea 5-20aof *65- an# IHtf 5-20* of *6s—January and July ~.UBtf 118£ '6-2Csof »67—January and Ju1y,...,.,,120*; . 121 5-20* of *6B—January and Ju1y........122# 122*£ m* CmtM’etiiiM , Bi...;.iV.V.'Jn7V. 117* United BUtos oorrency €• 124 ; ©oifl.wMiWKOiua*;- ■ ■ ■ °- 11t4mVitVi ware on the dollar In gold. JOEEIOH EXOfIaSOE, Sixty days. Sight. Paris—franca. ..616* 512* Germany... 96* 96* 'Belgium.. - M*X «2* Holland.. .. 40* 41 Switxerisrvl ...............Si6* • - <l2* Swedea* 21 dSfitne, 48* cnr abd oouam Boana. Bid.' Asked. Chicago City T 9ct.bonds,.— 105 feint, • Chicago City 7 V sewerage. 105 -feint, •—••• Chicago City 7 y ct.wate* Ipm 105 feint, Cook County 7 & efe bonds ■ .. ± . . (abort)..... .T 104 tint. 10a tint. Cook County 7 9 «*• bonds - (long) T. 105 tint 10j> t Int West Park 7 9 ct. bonds.. .1.. iff feint, North Chicago 7 y ct, bonds' (Lincoln Park)—'.. LOCAL STOCKS. . . • • Bid; Asked. City Railway. South Sid*.... ..11l City Railway, West Side 143 . , City Railway, West Side, '■ ' ___ .-._ f centcertificates..,., 102# feint. ,30j&lat. City Railway,'North Side./.-. 123 Traders’lnsurance Co 127 130 Chamber of Commerce 78 Chicago Gas-LigUt feCoke Co. ... . ISO Exposition" stock 35 *o GOLD, STOCKS, BONDS, ETC, . New Tons, May 6.—Gold declined from 112 #®ll2#, and closed at 112#; Carrying rates I,l#, and 2 per cent. Loans were also made flat. Engagements ag gregated to $2,225,009. The Treasury order to pay out' silver on currency drafts includes clearing-house certificates which range from $3,‘660 and upwards. Some of these have already been presented. Governments closed quiet. Railroad bonds quiet imd firm. State bonds quiet and prices nominal. The stock market opened firmer, with an advance In prices ranging from >; to 2 per cent. Later there was a decline from the highest point, when the market became steady, and closed active, strong, and higher. Lake Shore rose to 53#, St. • Pan! preferred t 063. Western Onion to 66#, Michigan Central to 46#, Northwestern preferred to 67#, Chios to 17, aud Union Pacific to 64#. Pacific Mail fell off to 10#, and rallied to l»#, and Northwestern common leu * r 'lb o'*aa?es°iSi ay aggregated 156,000 aharea.of which 8,500 were Pacific Miii, 55.000 Western Union, 4,000 Northwestern, 15,C0ii St. Paul, I,QCO Erie, 6,600 Lake Shore, and 1,700 Michigan Central. - Money market easy at 2 per cent on can. Prim* mercautile'paper, 4#f?6« - . __ Customs receipts, $400,000. The Assistant Treas. urcr disbursed $630,000, Clearings, $19,000,000, . Sterling, 4SS@43'J#.- GOVEQNMEITP BONDS. Coupons, 'SI T-hl# i Now 6s Couloiw '65 in ii 1 10-iOs, res 117 J." New ..............US# 1 10-409, coupons.;....llß# Coupons, '67., 120# Currency 65.........126# Coupons, ’6B 122# I • ’ ' stocks; Western Union 69# N.*J. Central 96# Quicksilver .. 15# Kock Island,.-.,., Quicksilverpfd 2U 5t.Pau1—............ 3* Pacific Mail. 19# St. Paul pfd...... ..;. 62# iltdposx 7 Waoash ....••«••.«. 2# Mariposapfd........ 7# Wabash pfd......... 8 AdamaExpreaa......lo9 Fort Wayne -102# Wolls-Fargo... - 86# TerreHaute......... 3# American Express... 62 Terro Haute pfd 13 . U. S. Express 70# Chicago k Alton 96# New York Cental...HO Chicago k Alton pfd.lo4 ■Erin 14# ObioSMiaaisslppi... 16# Erie ofd 19 Delaware, k I*. k W.107# Harlem 136# Ai P. Tel 17# Harlem p£d... IS3 Missouri Padflo. 13 Michigan Central.... 46# Atlantic k Pacific pfd 2# Panama... 99 Indiana Central..... 4 Y* Union Pacific stock.. 6* Chicago, B! t Q.....X18 3>ko Shore 53# | Hannibal t St. Joe. 14# Illinois Central 96# 1 Central Pac. bonds..lo6# Cleveland Ac Pittsburg 94# I Union Padflc bo«ds..lW# Northwestern,...!.. 30# } U. Pacific land-granUOO# Northwestern pfd.. 67% U. P. sinking fund (L C., O. kl 46 I bonds 91# STATE BONDS. • Tennessee6s,old,... 43 I Virginia 6b, new...., 32 Tennessee Virginia Cs, 01d...... 31 1 COMMERCIAL. Thefoflowlbg were the receipts and shipments of the leading articles of produce in this city during the twenty-four hours ending at 7 o’clock on Saturday morning: BEC EXITS. IBT6. 10,131) 91,75(1 91.231* 24,07(3; I.lpii; 9.863) 37,0dD| 122,3.151 49,910: Flour, brls Wheat, do. Corn, bo. Oats, bu........ Bye, bu....... Barley, bu Grass seed, lbs. Flax seed.tbs.. Broom corn,lbs Cured meats, lbs Beef, tea. 4,200 133,170! 85,000 130,785] 67,792 21,700) 182,101 Beef, brls Fork, brls-... Lard, lbs Tallow, tbs.... Butter, S>s.... Dressed hosra. Live hogs, No. Cattle, N 0..... Sheep, No 280 193,350 14,191 82.889 20 8.245 4,474 10.250| 13,8071 io! 8,672 2.034 ' 156 123.921 218 24,913 4,844 131 95,16' Hides, 1b5...... Hlghwines, brls Wool, lbs Potatoes, bu... Coal, tons Hay, tons Lumber, No.ffc. Shingles, N 0... Balt, oris Poultry, tbs.... Poultry, coops. Game, pkgs.... Eggs, pkga Cheese, bxs.... Gr. apples, brls Beans, bu-.... 205 195,640 1,171 2,198 140 3.468.000 2.825.000 10,658 23.260 9 4 1/41 790 281 727 2.544.000 2.710.000 25 16,427 - 100 2,514 389 ■Withdrawn from store on Friday for city con sumption: 442 bn wheat, 795Jm.com, 1,763 bn oats, 1,468 ba barley. The following grain was inspected into store on Saturday morning: 1 ear Ko. 1 Northwestern wheat, 33 cars No, 3 Northwestern do, 39 cars Ko. 3 spring, 11 ears Ko. 8 do, 6 cars rejected do (70 wheat); 37 cars high mixed com, 106 cars and 6,000 bn Ko. 3 do, 5 cars new mixed do. 33 cars rejected do (162 com); 18 cars- white oats, 13 cars Ko. 3 do, 6 ears rejected do (36 oats); 1 carKo. 2 rye; 8 cars Ko. 2 barley, 2 cars Ko. 3 do, 1 ear rejected do. Total (375 cars), 118,000 bu. Inspected out: 156,062 bu wheat, 106,006 bn com, 57,482 bn oats, 4,103 bn rye, and 2,231 bn barley. - The following were the receipts and shipments of breadstuff* and lire stock at this point during the pall week, and for the corresponding weeks ending as dated: May 6, April 29, May 8, 1876. 1876. 1875. Receipts— Flour, iirls.,.. Wheat, bn.... Com, bu...... Oats, bu...... ...... 66,661 66,548 63,582 ...... 348,840 329,813 197.670 ...... Cf. 668 61.711 63,370 Rye. bu Barley, bu Lire hoys, Ko. Cattle, Ko , Shipments— Flour, brla Wheat, bu Corn, bu.. Oats, bn Rye. bn Barley, bu Live bogs, N 0... Cattle, Ko . 64,691 66.245 ' 59,570 . 791,455 673,774 434,040 .1,018.001 J 05,487 898,383 . 267,146 364,870 66.941 , 44,165 35,016 1,932 , 40,877 35 956 21.0.14 . 30,172 24,253 37,991 . 20,952 22,468 15,507 The following were the exports from New York for the weeks ending as dated: May 6, April 29, May_B, 1876. 1876. 1875. Flour, brls 10,750 9,400 * 8,100 Wheat, bU... 780,138 502,480 96,550 Com. bu 118,270 91,995 405.600 The above 70 car-loads of wheat do'not compare very favorably with the 209 ban received Saturday, May 8,1373. The exhibit is,equally unfavorable when made for longer periods. The-first six days in May (one being Sunday in 1875) compare as follows, in car loads : Ko.l wheat Ko. 3 do Ko, 3 do Rejected do Ko grade Total cars.... ' Oftho above received thus far, 65 cars were No. 1 N. aad B»cars were No. 2 N. mostly Minne sota. As another instance*of the-slowness with which wheat is coming forward,, we note that the Diamond Une on the Upper Mississippi now includes only three boats and fifteen or sixteen barges at work, and they cannot find fun employment. A year agq the working force included five boats and thirty-two barges. The same backwardness exists in com. Scarcely anything now comes in by canal, and the number of car-loads received, both of wheat and com, is only about half that of twelve months since, Freights were lame. Ikvka rates were. unchanged, at for wheat and 3#o for com by sail to Buffalo. Ball freights wore quoted at' 200 per 100 lbs to New York and Baltimore, 22#q to Philadelphia, and 250 to Boston, Bake and rail rates on wheat were 130 per b'u to New York, and 15e to Boston. The leading produce markets were quiet Saturday, • and rather irregular In tone, the early tendency being upward, and the later course downward. The weather was wet; is rained all the morning, and the United Statea.Bignal map Indicated that it wu raining over a large area of the country behind us. That was the chief cause of toe early strength, and the fact that ad mens from Eastern points did not. encourage holders of breadstuff* induced toe subsequent weakneee. The outward movement was fair, and toe receipts con tinue small for the season. Dry-goo da continue in fair demand and steady. The country orders are often but In the aggregate a good badness is h*rfng done, «nd at present there ace no indications of important changes in prices. Gro ceries were In continued fair demand, and steady, ex cept sugars, which were a shade easier. Pried fruits were in good request and generally Arm. Fiah were rather qnlet and take varieties were weak, owing to the presence of new fish, bat the offerings are not yet large enough fee effect prices.. Cheese was quoted alow, the d*s*sd betas Mdrfa.cMArtoto to meet current wants, and th* jcecdpta canttuue nwD doficlani in fine grades. Butter was aulel and un changed. The receipts cootmue moderate, but suf ficient to supply the demand. The coal and wood markets were dull, and bagging, leather, tobacco, and oils were unchanged. •. At the lumber-yards there waaGno change or im portance. Trade was moderate, though some dealere report a fair country demand for common stuff, an inability to fill all orders for green with the customary promptness, owing to the small supply on band; but liberal receipts are expected this present week; The cargo market was quiet. Several cargoes arrived at the docks, and early the market promised to be active, but the rain soon drove everybody away. The hardware markets were steady under a fair Inquiry from coun try and dty. Iron was firm, and nails steady. The wool market continues dull and weak. Hides, broom corn, and hay were unchanged. Seeds were quiet, but strong with one or two exceptions. Potatoes were un changed. Poultry and eggs were in fair request and firm. 961 c in# Again there is dissatisfaction with the hpurs of trad ing on ’Change, and several propositions are on foot for different limits to the regular session. It seems probable that the Board of Trade will era long come round to the continuous session, beginning at IQ o'clock In the morning, and ending at 3 o’clock In the afternoon. There would be several advantages in this plan; the chief disadvantage would be a further crowd ing of correspondence on the part of those who now regularly write their customers after the chief busi ness of the day is over at a quarter past 1 o’clock. HOG PRODUCTS —Were doll during the greater p?rt of the session* averaging about tbe same as on Friday evening, though hogs were In light supply and £rmcp. The offerings vrero In excess of the dbmand, except at the opening, and the market ruled tame ac cordingly. Tfce shipments of the past week are rath er larges especially in pork and meats. The stock of mess pork is estimated at 77,000 bris, against 103,000 brls a year ago; and the stock of lard is supposed to be about 0,000 tea greater than a year ago. The Daily Commercial Report and Market Review gives the following as the shipment of provisions from ♦hia city for tbq periods named: “ : [Pork, Lard. Hams.iahoald’s! Middles. I brls. tes. tea. Ibs. I lbs. W siy 4, 15.516 8,974 1.444 1,025.257 '6,583.053 Bma r ww£ 1875 3 572 831 1.617 794.709! 2.545.600 lfS5 Nov. 1. ’T5177 -M9 164.133 37.073 24.732,933 20R.553.g3 lime time 183.891179,891 48,037 26.476.536 176.810.831 Mess Pork— W*b quiet and irregular. There was a Utile excitement early, under which the market ad vanced 20c per brl, but it fell back to 2)so above the closing figures of Friday. Sales were reported of 1,730 brls seller June at $firstname.lastname@example.org, and $.500 brls seller July at $31.23021.40. Total, 7,350 brls. The market closed dull at $21.00(321.35 casn, according to weight: $20.97)5®21.00 seller Hay; $21.05 seller June; $21.25® 31.27)$ seller July ; and nominally at $21.50® 21.52?$ hlTpt August. Seller the year was held at $lB.OO. Prime mess pork was quoted *qt $10.T5®20.00, and extra prime at $15.75®16.00. Lmi>—Was quiet as compared with previous days In the week, and declined s®7)sc per 100 lbs, though opening rather firm.’ Liverpool was quoted down to 65s Cd per 112 lbs. Sales were reported of 1,750 tes seller June st $32.42J5<ai2.50; and 8,750 tes sellar July at $12.57)5®13.65. Total, 10,500 tes. The market closed tame at $12.35012.373$ cash or seller .May; $12.40®12.423$ seller Jane: $email@example.com)$ seller July; and nominally at $12.70012.72)$ seller August. Meats— Were dull, with no noteworthy change in prices, except that the premium on June lota has about disappeared. There was nothing done for ship ment, and the trade was confined to short riba -for fu ture—most of which was la changing over. -The transactions reported included 750,020 lbs short ribs at 10 vc for June, and $ILOO®11.02)$ per 100 Ibe for July: The shipments continue large, nearly 2,000,000 C.fl, or 1,000 tons, being taken on Friday. The following was the closing range of prices: ■ ■ _ . • Shonl- Long Short Short ders. clear, rib. clear. Salted, loose 7)s 10*; loj£ . U Boxed lii 105» May 7?j .... H June. .... s?^ July ...7)s. .... 11 Bacon, cash 723*. Long and shore clears at 10T$c cash, and 11c seller June, boxed; green hams, 113$@ll?;c; sweet pickled d0.12®12);c; Cumberlands, lox®l0)fc, cashor sell er April; long-cut hams, 12® 13c, boxed; bacon bams, 14®l»c. Qbeasb —Was quiet at 6)5(29c. BEEF PRODUCTS—Were'Steady and quiet at $10.50 (310.75 for mess, $11.50®11.75 for extra mesa, and £22-50®23.00 for bams. Tax.low —Was quoted at Bis®B,}»o for city, and 7J$ ®Bc for country lota. SHIPMENTS. 1876. 6,581 18,236 66,017 M 95 9,933] 171,553 177,676 . 71.214 1,200 79,901 956 65,959 70,200 25,640 1,976,161 130 1,448,898 157 33,012 20,000 7,940 1,609 1,017,373 16,017 33,315 8.196 3,941 7,053 FLOUR—Was quiet and nominally unchanged. Shipping grades were generally quoted doll, but there was a moderate demand for them, chiefly for bag lots for Europe, which ars offered but sparingly. The local inquiry was light. Soles were reported of 100 brls winters on private terms :825 brls spring extras, partly at $5.0005.25; 132 brls spring superfine* at $3.25; and 100 brls rye flour on private terms. Total, 1,157 brls. The market closed steady at the following range of prices: Choice winter extras, $7.8007.80; common to good do, $firstname.lastname@example.org; shipping extras, $1.3004.80; good do, $4.8505.10; choice do. $5.10® 6.C0; patents do, $6.0009.00: Minnesota, $3.0006.60; spring super fines, $3,2503.75; rye flour, $4-000125. 6:10 152,060 94,230 537 3,301 1,217 190 77,840 2,058,779 945,000 1,706 1,411,073 858,000 CGI 930 Bills—Was moderately active, but 25050 s per. ton lower, under a diminished demand. Sales were 40 tons at $11.50 on track and froo on board cars. . Cobs Meul—Coarse was nominal at $17.50017.75 per ton on track. . YTHEAT—Was quiet and wear,—generally dull, in absence of any derided demand on outside accoont. Liverpool was reported dull and lower, and New York •* dull and lower to sell,” which facts more than coon* teracted the effects of wet weather, and the decrease in out stocks to about 1,000,000 bo, the shipments of the week being reported at 701.455 ba, against 223,390 bu received. The market declined l*4ol)sc, the inside on deliveries for this month, the premium sinking with a lessening of the time between now and the Ist of Jane. A moderate quantity was taken for ship ment, but tbe trading was chiefly for future delivery among local operators. Some rather heavy offerings were made, but there was not much disposition to buy after the first - hour, the short interest Holding off for a further decline. The larger quantities moving tow ards Europe, under the stimulus of the recent reduc tion in inland freights, was died as the.probable cause of English weakness, and the wet weather here was generally regarded os favorable to the growth of wheat, though bad for corn. Seller June opened at sl.Ol }4* receded to 99&c, advanced to 9 0Jic t declined to 99c, and dosed tame at 99J4C. Seller the month, or regular No. u spring, sold at 97)40 983£0. dosing at 07jtf@07Kc, and gilt-edged receipts of do sold at 9309834 c, being at scarcely a shade prem ium over regular. Seller July sold at closing at tbe inside. Cash sales were reported of 88,- 400 bn No. 3 spring at 97)4098i4c; 5,800 bn No, 3 do at 89@89)4c; 400 bu do (Central) at 90e; 3,000 bu re jected do at 80®80Kfc ; 800 bu by sample at 91093 c on track; and 400 bu do (amber) at $1.20. Total, 98,800 bu. Mctoesotjl Whebt— Was in good demand early for No. 3, and firm, bat fell off later, in sympathy with the general market. Sales wero reported of 17,400 bn No. 2at $1.0101.03: 400 bu by sample at $1.03 on track; and 1.800 bu do at $1.0301.12 free on board cars. Total. 19,600 bo. CORN—Was moderately active, and Irregular, ad vancing per bu early, and then weakening, to 3fo below the closing prices of Friday The early •trengh was due to the wet weather, and thfi posting of the bulletin showing an excess of bu in the shipments over tbe receipts of the past week. Tbe subsequent weakening was apparently chiefly due to sympathy with wheat, though New York was quoted easier. There was a fair shipping demand early, freight room being.taken for abont 50,0J0 bu; after that the trading was chiefly for future, ilay and Juno being the favorite deals with buyers, and relatively firm, the rain ; causing some fear of comparative scarcity of tbe speculative grade previous to Jnly. Dealers report that rather large quantities of com are wanted at the East and in Europe at present rates, bat tbe orders are limited to time, and cannot be filled by lake shipment, while railroad cars are rather scarce. The wet weather was generally regarded' as bad for com. a good deal of planting yet remaining to be done, • and tho ground already so wet that it could only bo worked with difficulty. Seller the month, or regular No. 2, opened at 4s3£o, sold at 46c, and declined! t° 4534 c, closing at Seller June sold at |i5045)4c, and seller July at 460 46 X c t bot b closing at the inside. Gilt-edged recepts wero about the same price as regular, but were an sold before tba later decline.' High mixed command ed a slight premium. Cash sales wen reported of 10.000 bu high mixed at 4534046 c: 04,400*bu No. 3 ot 45if@46c; 1,200 bu new mixed at 43#c; 2,400 bu r*> rejected at 41c; 8.000 bu by sample at 41)4044 %c on track; and 4,400 bu do at 420490 free on board cars. Total, 120,800 bn. 1876. 1675. ~'G6' 106 ..253 719 46 93 ..... 3 1 .......462 OATS—Were a little loss active, and unchanged for cash or May, and about higher for the deferred options. The market opened firm is sympathy with corn, but soon weakened, and closed steady at the in side prices of the day. The receipts were sandier, and the storm promised to check deliveries at country points, but the stock in store increased daring the week, notwithstanding the free shipments which were followed up Saturday by the engagement of vessel room for 50,000 bn. Seller May opened at 30>;c, and sold at 30#e, closing at 30*»c. There was more doing in June, which opened at and closed at July sold at 31 )£ @3l»£e, and closed at Sl&c, Cash was more freely of fered and sold at SOJtfSSOjfe, closing at 30tf(430 Vc, Rejected sold at 27c. Cash Bales were reported of SO.OCO bn No. 2at Soj«a3oKo; 1,200 bn rejected at 2e*®27o; 4.200 baby sample at 3X<333e on track, 4,‘iuO bn do at 32@36c free on board. Total, 29,600 bo, BYE—Was in light request and steady at 61>£c for No. 2., The Stock in store was reduced last week to nearly 40,000 bo. -Gash sales were reported of 1.200 bu No. 2at 61 Xc. . B AELEY—Was’ in moderate demand and firm at Friday’s outside prices. The receipt* continue very light, and there wae more inquiry for caeh, chiefly from the shorts and local consumers, and sales were made at 64>£c for round, and 65&65X0 for car lots, and it wavTeportedtbata car was sold at 63c to ar rive next week. The stock in store continues to de crease, tho shipments for the past week, having been 20,000 bd in excess of the receipts for the same period. May met with a moderate inquiry from the shorts, and sold at 64)4@65c, closing at the .outside. June sold and closed at 60c, and July was held at the same figure. Seller the year was called for at 67c. Bo- Jected told at SlftOe, and No. 3 was nominal at 42& 435, Semples' were scarce and In little better re- QUrt, Cesheales were reported of 6»800 bu Ho. 1 aft / nouns fob traping. PROVISIONS. BBEADSTUFFS. WKQ6SX«;BBO bu rejected at Sls39e; 2,005 bu hr sample at 470650, chiefly at the oolaida. Total, 8,6u0 ONE O’CLOCK QAt.t- Wheat In light request and a shade firmer. othar grain was inactive. Provisions were fairly active, and steady for pork and lard, and firmer for abort The following are the sales: Wheat, 30.00 Q bu, at for June. Mess pork, 4,QCO brls, at $21.05 for Jan*.t2L9&a 21.30 for July, ami $21.52f0r August, 1 Lard, 600 tcs. at JI2AS for July. Meat*, 550,000 lbs short ribs at SIO.BO for June, tit m for July, and $11.22#- for August; 20.0C0 ahonM*” winter cured, at 7>*c cash. TELEGRAPHIC MARKET REPORTS. FOREIGN MARKETS. Special Dispatch la Th* Ckiccujo 'Trilnme. Ltvbbpo 01, Hay 6.—Yarns and Fabrics—Mancha, ter quiet and unchanged. Bacon —51s Sd; long clear middles, 66a. Antwerp. May 6. —Petroleum, 27#a, Liverpool, May 6.—Provisions--Lard—AmedeaE* 56s 6d. Bacon—Short clear, 56q fid. Tallow—6a 3d. * Petroleum—Refined, 11#<L London, May 5. —Consols, 9S 9-16 for mousy account. . . .. ■ Unites States Bonds—’oTs, 109#; IOC#. ‘ ■ . Discount—The rate of discount on three months bills in open market is #©#, or , 4 io# below the Bank rate. London, May s.—Tallow, 47s 6d047a 9d. _ London, May 6.—Consols, 96 7-16 for money ufl account. Refined Petroleum—lo#ftlo#d. Spirits op Turpentine—223o22® 3d. Antwerp, May 6.—Petroleum—27s. Pari*, May s.—Rentes, 105 f 45c. Paris, May 6.—Ken tea, 305 f 37#c, Frankfort, Mai’ QL—united States Boauf—Vm fives, lOl#. . NEW YORK PRODUCE MARKETS, Specialpispatcfn tpT/ie Chicago Tribune, New York, May o.—Grain —Wheat market doll tnd slightly in buyers 1 favor; sales 49,000 bn. The follow ing quotations were more or lees nominal: SIO2O I.CO for rejected spring; - |L04@144 fer-ungraded spring; $1.0901.10 for No. 3 Chicago: $1.100141 far No. 3 Milwaukee; |1.153149 for No, 2 Chicago; sl4l 01.19 for No. 2 Northwestern; $1.1901.21 for No. % Oata'steady; sales. 25,00 Q bu at 37043 c. for.mixed Western and State, and 44#033c for whltq' and State. * * ■• ' * ■ Pbotisiojw—Middles dull at 31#®131£o far-bug clear. Lara openeda trifle easier;- sales 200 tea U $12.00 for prime steam at first coll; for May, 512.7 S bid. ■ . ‘ Qeocerihs— Sngar—Havapa, 7#o3Ve.. Coffee Market quiet and fin? ;. Bio quoted at 15#018#« fe gold; Maracaibo, 18019 cin gold. 1 - - XaixpvrWWzthodt much inquiry* quoted at Bft® 8 l-16c for prime. Nyw May 6.—Flops—Moderately setivt; prices unchanged; receipts, 10,000 brls. Bye flew dull at $4.9505,15.' CorN’Meal —Dell; We5tern,52.7503.35. Geaht—Wheat—Receipts,. 45,000 . bu.; market hn active; No. S spring - and ungraded do, $1.10; No. 1 spring. sld2d®L33; mixed spring, $1.21; No. 2 Chi cago spring nominal at $1.1091.10; amber Michigan, afloat, $1.33; No. 2 Milwaukee. $1.1501.21; winter red Western, no grade, $1.09; . white winter, $1.41' Hyi quiet; State, UQc; Western, 80982 c; Canada in bona, 00091 c, Barley dull and unchanged. Malt quiet and unchanged. Com active, but lower; receipt#, 61,000 bu; mixed, no grade, 57#0590; do steamer, 610a25; do graded, til#®‘i2o; now West#m mixed, ungraded, 690ti3c,‘ Oats steady; receipts, 27,000 bu; mixed Western and'State, 33048?; whit? do, 41054 c. - Hat—Unchanged. . Hors—Steady and unchanged. . GBOOEuntt-43ogee—Bio cargoes, sS#®lß#qin gold; jobbing at 162*® 192*0 in gold* Sugar—Pair to good re fining, u s-UK»? 13-Itio; prime, 015-I6e; refined firm it9#®lo#e. Hat—Demand fair and market firm. . Petroleum—Dud ohd nominal; crude, 808#e;n» fined, 13#c; iucasea.-17#®219. Tallow—pull at B#c, .... . Strained BEgiN— Quiet at $1,75(91,80. Spirits Turpektike—Firmer at 33®37#a Kaas—lle.*vy; Western, 14® 15?, Lbath^r—lrregular ; heqßock sole, Busses light, min'd!*, chi heavy weights, $30.50023.30; Gala* fomta and common do, s2>@22, . . Wool—Doll; domestic .fleece, 3C?5 < ta; pulled, SS® 420; quw»ebed, 12020 c; Texas. 15025 c, pßOvisioN?—Pork heavy; new mess, £21.65021.65; Juna, $21.73; July, 21.6*.@2U;.0;Angust, $22.00. Beef ouiot; plain and extra meas, 12®13c. Cat meats— Western quiet; pickled bams, 15#o; long clearraid dles, Western; U#c; do city, 13lfc, lard—Prime steam. $12.b0®12.90; June, $12.80012.95; July, |l2Jf @13.13#; August, $13.07#013,22#. Bcttkb—Unchanged. Cheese—Quiet at 49130. Wmaxx —Qnfet at $1.U#01.12. Metals— Manufactured copper steady; now sheath* ing, $21.00; ingot lake, $21,75023.00; Russian sheath* tag. 'l2c in gold. r Nails— Steady; cut, $2.7502.85; clinch, $4J00435j horseshoe No. B,2ova2tic. LIFE’S FOLLY. So you didn’t expset to find a woman’s picture, Fred,’ Among my dust-crowned relies of another day ? Ton thought my heart too strong, too proud, fas such child-plsy,— Too— cynical: Don’t be afraid to say You thought I held all women false and frail, men birda of show, - Waring gold-tinted feathers to the garish arm, Luring weak souls, that hare net learned by timeU •him,' ’ Just near enough to scorch, -and then, with tsqjsi mercy, murmuring. Go! Heigh-ho, old boy I you’ve learned my cynic cree4b| heart, I see t But say, Fred, did you never dream that even I, ' Perhaps, was weak of heart some time, and, venton. inff too nigh‘ • To Heaven, had turned to Earth again, with blackened, wings, maybe? Think you F*e wandered all <h!a way, and Sim paused to rest In dangerous proximity to some fair one Whose gilded plumage fluttered upward to the sun. And then, reflected, shone ana glorious instant on my breast? , ; And did ypu never dream that, maybe, in some MM sweet woman-face " Z learned the precepts of my 'cynic 5 * creed, and found That even shallqw hearth. are bard lonxsthnsa ts sound,— So, turning, fled me from danger inyMng in t , woman’s grace? . But, Fred, you haven’t told me how you liks the ;lfc tore yet: TThak think you of the sunny gin-face shining hsn? •Host any man, you deem, would bravely-vsnhai near, ~ - _ v < To catch one swift ray from those, deep, rich eyes tt Well, yes, most men, f guess, would find a magic hi their glance. And thrill and tremble ’neath their restless, radiant gleam,' - ' And kneel, mealing all thaic wealth of lor% nm dreapa , Such eyes could yet betray them, even while they soft entrance. Some women’s eves *r# mysteries?, I think,—ttfl charm, but kill; . And some. Ups, too, can Idas, and-stab you !*• breath,—■ , • • - .. Can lead you up to Heaven, and doom you tasre W . death, . • . . " - ' ‘ Without a throb of pity I some Upp B*9 thrilk But that sweet; smiling, pictur’d moatk» you eoqld only kina and bless, •.) ■ - J Such angei softness flutter* o’er it® perfect reft_’ And such rich glory mantles ‘ ’rpunj tj» p*» crowned bead /-.V.’* And tender woman-face? whati did 1 know am once? WeU t yea; I Omgu I did I bat Cut Ufe-MJi tucasd oat B» tt* . rest; . - ; One Idle moment of forgetfulness and busv-". _ A woman’s broken lovo-vow, and a good-by • Then years of reckless pain, (has always lews A* ■ scar in the breast I Bat saj, old boy I with all due meekness Oi*ar*out ? yes, I never yet could talk What, twelve o’clock? Hefgh-hol it’s gctttogiSM so Joke I * : Wen, Fred, I’U finish smoking this, Igus», good-night! T* 4 * i SPRING. wrru a nop, skip, a:n> a yuacr* When rivulets Jump up and down. And lawns put on their velvet gown, ' Old love is overtaken By thoughts that reawaken. When with hot breath wo go it blind, And paper collars split behind. Oh I let ns never smother The love ve owe each etosfr The tssseled grass turns up its nose, At in the ground it sticks its toeat I’ve got a loving notion. And love with huge emotion* When little birds with little throat* Fling granulated little notes, Ob I let me love forever, And pour U out a river. m«a Hay pitta on her Jaunty aet% AaA ?Bno pata on her pantalettoa. Oh I let so Uto in clorer; '7 Oh I let ma love aH over I Exanxwoan. A whtta-ehokerod individual seated beside a handsome Chicago girl in a rturoaa • and. wishing to draw Her into conversation, V'c lately asked: “ Are yon fond of mnsfo, miss ? T . M “ Ob, yea," eha answered, blithely, # mosie ever oo much: but I’d rather near Hard-Shell Presbyterian swear than go » opera, any time." ‘ "