Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 14, 1876, Page 7

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 14, 1876 Page 7
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PASTIMES "White Stockings -Score flfinther Handsome Victory. Club This Time Their 'Vic tims. gfctouis, Boston, and'tfort ford Also Capture Games, jut 'the Scores SIIOW a Shock ; Humber of Errors. Some Suggestions About Umpires -and Fair-Foul Hits. fie Dexter Park Trotting 'Meeting tmd the Pedestrian Tournament, 'BASE BAIiXi. * WHITE STOCKINGS VB. LOUISVILLE. "The League this year is composed of old clubs, clth the single exception of the LouisvUleorgani otfom which presents its claims this year for the tot time. This Club was f ormed on thebaiis of Devlin and Snyder, with some other good and apmo Indifferent talent, such as was, obtainable at the time the nine was gotten together. The games so far clayed by the Club show that it Is - a strong adding team, with a decided inability to hat. The tet two games with Chicago were won by the lat ter’s pre-eminence with the stick. The real work of the nine was entered upon when they met the Cincinnati Beds, against whom they hate a grudge dependent on the respective cities. ; The score- of one game each, therefore, settles nothing as between Cincinnati and Louisville, Which cities have a mortal, strife, compared with which -the Honlaga-dipulct war or that ‘of u ßose.* would have been butmlld ill-feeling. But the Louisvlllcs made theirW?J Chicsffo/hrid yesterday met for the third time this s ear the Spalding team, who, bdngWesterninen, bke pride m maintaining the pennant of its repre rillative city. Some 3,000 people assembled at Be- Twenty-third street grounds to witness the nme, apd the fair, clear, cool day gave promise of hhxcltmg contest. Spalding having lost the tore, isisnsnaTwith him of late,'sent Barnes to the front, and in a few minutes the nine went afield, Anson being the only striker to reach firsthand lhat on Snvder’s pass of a third strike. Hastings epened play by taking first base on balls, ind *tam on the bag in safety until Snyder • hit ineffectually at the third baUand went out on strikes. Hastings, took this lime to steal second, but was neatly nipped-by Barries off While’s throw, the latter taklrm credit ?ora douhleplay. The one-two-three order was ihservcd on both sides in the second inning, the lelding being marked by excellent catches byjßyan ind Tetere. In the third inning Peters opened the real business of the game by getting his base on an error, and goingat once to eecondon a passed nail. Siena then hit to Devlin, and the ball went to first In time to make an out. Peters having etarted for third, Gerhardt threw to that point to nip him, bat Ihe combination of a high throw and Hague’s fail ure to stop the' same, let in the runner with the first run, amid much applause. The last half on the inning resulted .in nothing, and the White Stocking score in the fourth was exactly the same. The visitors pulled up a little in the fourth Inning, arid, byalncky streak of baiting, scored for the drily time in the game. After Hastings had fpneont to WTiite, and Snyder by Barnes to Mc vcy.'Devlin hitaslow roller toward right field, ged oy fast running saved the hit. Hague followed with a long hit to right centre for .two bases, and Devlin proceeded calmly toward home. ‘Addy got Ihe ball in reasonable season, and sect it to Barnes, hot the latter, in throwing to White to catch tho runner, made a wild shot—the only error of the game—and permitted Devlin to score, and Hague to get to third. Gerhardt then came in with a safe Wt, lettingthemanon third The Inning fended with Glenn’s fine catch of Bechtel’s fly. It seemed to behoove the home club to make an effort,' the game standing 2 to. 1 against them, and White accordingly opened business with a hit which* Fulmer made a good try for, but couldn’t get Peters bit hard, not scored nothing but an ont; Glenn hit to Fulmer, and be, having plenty of time, faced to second to cut off White, but made shad throw to Somerville, and both men were safe. Barries,'Coming then to hat, hit "a fairfoul, one, which Devlin rushed for and picked up handsome ly, hut, being in a hurry to catch Barnes, who was taking the best kind of time, he • overthrew to first, and White came home, while Glenn went to third and Barnes to second. With two men on bases, it was a fine chance for a -batsman to distinguish -himself, and Anson grabbed his bed-post with a firmer hold as he remembered how he had done the same ffe&Jsary trick in St Louis. Getting a shoulder high ball, .the young man from the Far West 'drOve it clean and swift between Hague, and Fulmer,, and went away to fiat, while Glenn ranslowly home, Wd Barnes, coming from second at full speed, turn ed in from third and made the last quarter in seem irigly leas time than it ever was?made before.. It vu a lucky hit, or a well-planned one, -and came in the nick of. time to save two runs; and, .as the etentproved, thegame, for without thcse.twpscorea at least a tenth inning would have been needed. Frm this point to the end of the game-neither eide could score, the LonisvUles never getting a man on fine, except in the. sixth inning, when'Snyder suds a clean hit. Hines hit hard in the. sixth losing, and Glenn in the seventh, while White sent a high tworbaser to centre in the ninth, .but none of these gentlemen were properly backed. with hits for runs, and the game ended with the,figures 4 to 2,which were marked at the end of the fifth inning. Tie performances of the players may be learned from CMcago. Dimes. 2b Anson, 3 b...... McVcy, 2 b..... Hines, c.X...... Spalding, p Addy, r. i. ■JVblre, c.:...... Peters, a. s Glenn, h 1...... T0ta1........ „ LotdsvuU. Hastings, c. f... Bayder, c;..;..., §flSeT?b"""] Geniarti, 1b... Chapman, r. *.. Fulmer, a. a..... BpmeiTllle,-2 b. Byan, L f. . Total.., 1117X8 BCOBED. 12 3 4 0 0 10 0 0 0 3 , Bros EARNED. IpnlDg*- 1 2*3 "4 Umifivllle. 0 0 0 1 Two-base hits—White, l; Hague, I. Total bases on hit*—Chicago, 6: Louisville, 5. Base* oo errors—Anson, is. Peters, 2; Glenn; 1.: Passed balls—Snyder. 2. Tune or game—one hour and fifty minutes. Umpire-M. Valsh, Louisville. \i *. _ , PACTS. ; . <; * If one'wants to read file htotpryof yesterday's pma'in a nutshell, it may'be found. Wild throw by. Barnes lost the game* inihe "fourth toning, and Fulmer and Devlin kindly put matters back in the fifth inning, 6 o that Anson, hy a nervy, toeky, hard hit, won the game. It was all over In i moment, and won and lost hy a twist of the wmt. The visitors played a sharp game* and fair ly surpassed the gfeiiUemen from Cincinnati In their neJoing work. Sorrfernire carried off the palm as ■•fielder, making the extraordinary record of nine and throws, ‘betide putting out two men. £nao& maintained his' fephtalioh ha the beet third weman Of the ‘jr’c a'r, and played, a .strong, bard game from beginning to end withonta’h error, into wonderful fielding, together with his'winning *“t, entitle him to the credit of the game. Gleim up at the head of the and his tthmof terhardt’s hit was the, test field-play that bis beenscen In Chicago this year. Jt was the best giyof the game, Vitn'Pniite’s' rnnhing-catch .off uiyoer a good Second. The audience do hot per h?P* understand *as well as the ball-players the difficulty of baiting Spalding’s deliveries .this y ear, ■na are ’ disposed to cavil at the opposing clnb, when m fact they are totally unable to get at, the Great American Puzzler. ** It is safe to say that he to pitching better In IS7O than • ever wore. Another danger to the game in uucago crows out .of the . abnormally Perfect Itoluiig games which the Whites are play ptojingnow-a-daya. It to too much to expect of “yclab to play gazhes'whece hardhitting prevails wuu one and two errors. The Whites, have been doing thto, but their friends must hot expect It the season through. The TsißroE only hopes that lac audience wfll-not expect that kind orfigtahesthe «aaon through. It.can’t be done; gentlemen, and, therefore, when a game to played with half-a-dozen ““takes or so, —say half as many as the Cthsr mane indnlge in.—the public wOl pleas o accept It visa the same grace as the exhibitions of l&stweek. Inatogs— Chicago Unfertile.. • THE EAST To. THE WEST. the Tbxbuee is very glad to be able fo feay that the Question about games between Eastern and western dubs has been satisfactorily. arranged- It has been noted that It was expected to have the" ■EastecrLdilSa .play .first., ih-the. West, and it has also hfeen .aajd that the. Eastern clubs seriously oh 3®ctta-to tt*i 'arrangement,- ntrd naked* to have the Western men come East. It looked as if JvOCZt might hfi 4 dftft4«lWk OVfiX thifi 44^ OKT-Mah-of-the-Sea* Cliaflwlck '"danced ,oyer (he prospect, and.exulted nope that the League would-not work weH,',’and that per chance might'brehk np and let Iflm’lhagmn. Bnt *lt ‘ waa fated ' not to be. * and when the beet • ball’‘.authority in - the united States (being at : the time in Cincinnati) made np ms schedule'forfhc-first six games by which the Wish for June games Was. accommodated In both sections, he did a vriac thing for the East as well as the .West The arrangement was that ail font western clubs should go East at one timc.and play games on the same aays in Boston, Hartford, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia. -The arrangement was for a three-game trip, or that number of con tests, extending over a week in each city. In order to avoid the appearance of -unfairness, the places were dratvn for by lot, and the Well known probity of Mr. Holdeman, President of the Xoulsville Club, led to his selection to make the drawings. ’This was done yesterday, and the result was to give the Chicagos No.' 4, or the Hartford Club, to open with. It is therefore settled that all four of the Western clnbs will leave for the East next Sunday night, and will play a came each the following Tuesday, or May 23. The ®P On with the St. Louis, the Cincinnati W»th th® Boston, the Louisville with the Athletic, and the Chicago, as before stated, with the Hart ford. The full dates for the Chicago Club'games fortbe four weeks of their absence will be as -fol lows: Hartford. Boston... Athletics. Mutuals.. kof course understood that a chahge of the other clubs • takes place every week frturcity to . •At the end of the four weeks natned the whole League comes West in a body, and the "West ern clubs, aasatn!rig4hcir own grounds; receive the Eastern clubs for one week; •or three games each. Tms.arrangemeht gives the West the best zanies of treason during June and the early part of July, which will be duly appreciated by the patrons'of the game. It Is worth something to hate a head to the business this year. America's national game seems to differ from the bold Britisher’s cricket in being a thoroughly pro gressive institution, but whether that 1 element of its ezfstehce is in its favor only time cmrtfeli. It is entirely within the memory of ball fonciersthat the only organization for the game was the. indis criminate one of alot of boys on an open field, where the rules were carried in the heads bf the players. Comparing* this state of things with the present League under which tho game bias' pro gressed so well this year, and the observer has an opportanity to judge the progress ;made.; But yet there are other things to suggest, and other subjects to'be treated by this same League.. It would be too much to expect of that organization .could spring at once into an. existence Impossible to be perfected or bettered. Justice demands that it be said that it has So>far done its work well; expedi ency invites suggestions for the future. First, then, among the subjects for the League to consider Is the question of umpires. Tho pres ent code commands, the visiting cl ah to scad to the home dab the names of five competent men for the position at least five days before the game, and di rects the recipients to answer within forty-eight hours. Asa matter of.exact fact, these conditions are not often fully complied .with, .and in a goodly proportion of the games the umpire is selected on the field or .during the morning before the game, tho result being that he is a local player (which he should. never under any circumstances he)* pr an unknown who botches up an otherwise fine game. This year’s code on the.Babject )s the best one that ever existed, and yet it hardly works as it should. It is not equally perfect with the rest of tho ma chinery. ... The Remedy is not difficult,, arid since Itliea in the hands of the League it is proper to suggest themnoif, In order that they may think it over and talk ,it.over and maturely make., up their minds about it before the full League meeting in Decem ber. -The scheme, that Is here suggested is,'then, a corps of. salaried. officers to ;be called League Umpires, to be elected by the League clubs: at'the leginulneof the season, to be paid by a tax equal by levied bn all League clubs, and to be absolutely at the control of the . League Secretary, under such rales, as should bo made • . The points to be considered are the following; First, the cost.of the . system ,as compared with that now in nse. At present the clubs jointly pay the umpire's car fare, , hotel bills,. and. other expenses, and givc]um from $lO to S2O for his work or his time. AU. these items foot up perhaps $lO when .a local man is taken; perhaps S2O, when the man lives, a little tray, off, and ..maybo S4O br'sso 'when he comes from a..distance and -stays over more,.jthan. one:mime, .it wouldjxrobably be a fair medium to ,fix.the sum. at $25 per game as an average for the year. .The League clubs play 2SU games a year, if ail series are concluded, and therefore will probably, pay not far from $7,000 from their gross, receipts for um pires apd expenses therewith connected. .This would pay a good comfortable salary .to four good men, and give them an ample sum for traveling: ex penses beside. Tea, more than that. It would pay all expenses.and save .theLcague $2,000 a year.. The suggestion of four men above named is on the basis.of the supposition that the eight..clubs would at some time t>e all playing at once;, other wise, perhaps three men could cover the ground. With two good men from the East, and. two from the West, all the work could be not only easily hut well done. . , . . .. The primary objection, and perhaps the one most likely to be urged against the scheme, .is, gives a chance for corruption, and allows betting men to know who is to umpire a game in lime to bring their inducements to bear on him. Let' 'us,, see how this would work: Suppose the fo'urumpi’rea elected, and that they, werc.up to the .average of .honesty at that.time. Tbey.would naturally he under the control of the Secretary, and when Manager Spalding notified the last-named bfficerthat he wantedan umpire present for May lO forVgame with' the LouisviUe.'he would telegraph some one of the four tp go,- and tho betting-men or the club .management would be utterly in the dark as to whether the man was to be Smith, or Jones, or Brown, or Bohlrison, and as to whether he caine from'the uttermost East or the farthest West. The greatest point gained by the clubs would be thelrireedom from the present trouble.and vexa tion, of "selecting proper men,’and the . worry and annoyance'that comes of an incompetent or biased selection... If it were more, expensive than the,present system (which it would not be), it would still be a saving of trouble which every man ager will appreciate. .Thegeneral Idea Islhus briefly sketched for;the purpose pi getting,a thorough ‘discussion of the matter before the meeting of the League. BOSTON VS. ATHLETIC. "Special bispatch to The Tribune. Boston, May 13.— The wind did it to-day—at any rate thatjte the Athlddtfi''only excuse tot lot ting ' the 'Bostons ' making nineteen runs, eleven earned, nnd twenty-two first bases, and the Ath letics eleven mns,'•with fliteeh first bases. “They aay " ' also, that both pitchers .were lame, ;Tho fielding was quite sharp, ihnplte of the errors io corded, the heavy batting tending to make’errors plenty., ‘HalTflfldldlng was very flne/andLeonard’s second-base play also excellent.-; Following is THB OmCLIL .SCORE. • . 'Mostoft.. R B PA B B JV*i£ :io 3? 3 i 12 4 0 I O 12 0 O 1.14J0.D 10 0 0 0 i o Jy 0.0 2 5 JO 0 3 .3 O 1 4 o^o i * 01 3 oo » -a 5j i*s a o; s 2 . i| ol a i \mii l Oj 0 2 *i i-oh2ro*o h o|2] o_o 3 'iSliaii 8 ; ! -9 TfrUbt. a. 5.............. Leonard, 2b O’Rourke. i b............. Morhaivi. f. Scbafcr, 3 b McGlnley, c. t ♦*. Manning, r. f. Mpnll, c. Josephs, p Totals... 1... .... AtMeiic, Force, a. a Meycrie, 3b.....i...^.... Sutton, 1 b Coons, c IUIU-I. f-.*. Fowser, 2 b Knight, P ..... - T0ta15...1...-......;... 7- 8 ». O O o 0~0-^a ■S-8-fco 0 0 0-1 Innings— -805t0n...... AtwcUc 0 33 Earned runs—Beaton, uAthletic, 5... Time of game—Two .hours and flfty.mlnutes. First base on errors—Boston, 6} Athletic, 8. 'Houhlc:plaj»-T'orce andXeorLard. ToCal haaes—Boston, 23: Athletic. 19. White, of the Lowell Club. JUEXrOKDS YS- MUTUALS. . *Bptertbitpdich'tQ The Tribune. ... Habtpoeo), Conn. ,’May 13.—The third game te* tween the Hartford and Mutual Clhbs was played here to-day in the presence of 1,500 spectators. It was the beariesVbattiii'g game evefr kriown by the Hartfords, who forced Mathews to retire after the (onrthJnning, when Booth pitched for.the. femhla*, der of the game; The, Hartfords flayed finely,in the field and the Mutuals, loosely, the fourth innings after theHaftfonishad earned five runs. Following is .27 Bnrdlclc, 2b....'. Bemsen, c. i... Hlgham, r. i Ferguson, 3 b Cares, a. b. BontkP. York, l7t Mins, l b ... AIIISOD, € "T0ta1..... . Mutual.- Cmor. 2b.*; Start, Treacy, I f .■ HHJmaru-a.s;.- lloldsworlh, c. f. Ificks, Booth, r, t Matbewa. p.. Klcbols, 3 b......* * Toti;; ‘ indiliff*- ' X 3.3.4 56 7 8-9,-; 2 O 15 3 3 2 O 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0-3 tl u *— a ittguy -2f Burdock, Remfißn, High* Timeof game-^Twanoma. , . ST. LOUIS TS. dSCnWATt . Special Pftpa&b to The Tribune. k St. Loud. May; 3 hundred people witnessed the game' j> to*day between. tbcfSt*. Xbnls. and. dndnnati Clubs.. Jta the first > irmfng Piemen," catCher'of thb'Bdda,' horthls hand; eomiJelled to Tenf e| J fihccfljl» * ‘taring the —mdtng of Willy Foley behind the bat. rdoalljru naeii« ol damaging errors prlnrf* Tuesday. Thursday. BaVday May 23 "May 25 May* so June. I June o June 8 June 13 Juno is May .27 June 3 June io Juno 17 ABOUT UMPIRES. 7 "8 S T ~2~3 4 5 6 .0 1 3 9 4 1 o 2 5-19 2 ‘2 0-11 “score. o a ~fHE;CmCTAGO MAT 14, Passed balls which told dls- JfjL r^. B j y 011 i h . c visitingclnb. The fielding of the Browne Was iplendid.-. The following ia CinctnntftU Gould, 1 b Booth, 3 b Jones, c. f.,..., Clack, ri f.:...... Snyder, I. t. Swcasy. ab............;,i Kessler,'*.* 5."....;..:;.'.;..;,.."V Foley, c Fisher, p ;.;. .tt. .tt.-.t. .. . Total.'. .. ~ Sttbutp, CuthbcrtrVf .♦...‘v.?. Clapp, c McGeorr, - b. pike, c :i.„. liattln. 3b... Blong, r. f,.„ Bradley,' 0'... Dfehlraaa, 1 b. Mack, a, s, Total, _li innings— . > -Jl~2 6 7 8 9 St. Louis.. 1 1 1 0 2 3 2 l-ll Cincinnati .o 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 O— 0 Runs earned—St. Louis, 1. r .^ame—Two hours twenty minutes. Umpire-Jimmy Wood? of Chicago. THIT CHAMPIONSHIP* . - . The clnbsare inilhe for the pennant! Chlcagh'sail havinglh(Tlead; Hartford close up, with St. Louis a good third. Next week may make some changea in their relative positions: CLUBS. Chicago...,. Hartford.... BU'Louis..;. Athletic Boston Mutual.—.;. Cincinnati.. Louisville-. Games idst...r. .FAIR-FOUL HITS. jAgentlemanwho'datcs his letter at St. Louis writes to The Tribune a ferocious communication against what he"calls “the cowardly, idiotic, and foolish habit'of *‘buqting” balls tho Home plated and'then claimlrigbase hits on them. From the tone of the' communication it tvould appear as If thb wrlterhadlbst certain sums of‘money bn the first Louis match/ whlch was won by that sort of bits coupled with errors.. A postscript to the jetter also states that the papers of his own city refused thcletter admission. So*much of. the letter Is given for the purpose .of. Jptrodnclng the writer’s. remedy, ‘which' fa • of'a novel. order, and worthy* of 'being"considered. He proposes to change the lines from home to first and; home to third oases from straight lines Into curves, with the. bent . inward .toward the pitcher. Bp that . when , a . h’bunt”. .or k V fool hit” was struck it most go foul,; ami only the straight out, decent, manly hits’’ be given to the player. The quotation's‘dre. or course, in. the words.of the writer,* who evidently feels deeply on the subject. While The'Tribune does not approve of any sub terfuge, or baby play, to escape hitting tho ball, it Is not quite sure ilia I the carv£d.llne would work welL what do tho players think h BASE BITS. A statue of abase-ball player sculpt for the Cen tennial Exhibition - was rejected. It had four straight "fingers ’and a Bound thumb on each harid, auditsnbsewasn’tbenta partible, and no court plaster on the ears. No wonder the’fraud was hot admitted. ■ The Boston fol lowing ** police note ” into its base-ball column, and it’s rather ronghon the famous, short-stop: V. George Wright .was arrested lost evening for the larceny of thirteen hens and one rooster, valued at sl4. -The Cincinnati Enquirer .says of Willy 1 Foley: •‘The Cincinnati Red Stockings have engaged Foley, of the Maple Leafs, of Guelph, Canada, to catch for them. Itwoold bave been a good idea to have 1 engaged the whole of the Maple Leafs, while they were abqut it. They might.'hare secured a ran or two more agalnsfthe CMcagos. ” . Thaf Boston : Semld. says-r-ineanlng O’Rourke: ? ,‘lt will do no harm .to mention It, is being; generally, remarked... One of the Boston Club not .seem to * play the game for all it i& worth.’ A Jittle more activity in the field, not somoch-foldlng of the arms during play, and hard, running, to first base, under all circum stancas, would be more acceptable to those who pin their faith on the Boston team. ” ’ The Chicago Ball Club house, which la now open to thepuhllc, Ist he finest edifice of its kind inrthe United 14 States, * and -the - ’VThltc "Stockings can boast the finest bouse .in the world ..over which' '"to. .fiafig .the whip pennant, "pro- Tided win the same, The mansion is on the corner "of VTabaah avenue, and: Twenty-third street,' and is fum|shed.iu’the most gorgeous style of the furniture dealer’s "art The membership embraces some of the best men in' the city,' and is rapidly Incteasing. Chadwick, who generally baa on eye :to turning support:the .winning the following in York World: “Renew ing the play in the League arena up to yesterday It will he round, that the preset .champions—the Bos ton Bed Stockings, who are entitled to fly the pen nant. untiLNov..!^—have been obliged to take a backaeatfis it.was generally expected tbey.would. It is not possible to present-* professional team in the fiold-capohle of aodng its bast work, until .the nine liaveheentraincdtoplaywUh.eachothorin.jast such a manner as the old Atlantic nine did in the earlyTfiays of .the .game;, as the Cincinnati Red Stockings did at a later period, .and' as. the Boston Red Stockings,hare done for the past four years. The advantage possessed, by -the new Chicago nine ovcr.thejother newly-organized League nines Jlcs in the faetthat. the new. White Stocking nine has in its in field play ers, who have worked together; In.the same., positions .long enough,to have become thoroughly familiar with each .other’s play. It may he „ *aid .that the existing Hartford team is . one which his had a year’s,.training .together, .hut un fortunately for them.this, advantage, is offset by an entire lack of harmony in the-team,,and until this- harrier; to-success Is removed all .their other advantages will not yield them what the .one es scntiaUacking wou)d All the other nines jnay.he said to be experimental teams,.and It .therefore depends greatly upon .the success each meets with In working its nines.into a thoroughly-trained and united corps, as to which will come out beat in the struggle. ” . THE TimF. s , ' DEXTBB PABK TROITDIb. The trotting heretofore announced in these col nmns for»Friday next promises to be one' of the in* teresting turf.eventa qf the season, two Masses which filled : indicate aday of _ At the close of ‘tho’cntrics which took glace last'evenlng, the following were found in the It. Colvin, Terro Hahte, IncL, enters’g.g/Gen. Hack, i • 5 1 ., Slattery, Onarga, ID., enters bL m. Lady Byron, fi •. •■• •. t• ..... •. ■ •* • J. S. & Ira'Howell, Beaver Dam, Wis., enters g. m/BadgerOW. . ■ 5r;L -. \ -i . William Darling. Chicago, enters b. g. Frank P ‘ - H»iL Tates, Chicago,'enters b. m. Kate Hazard. . In tba 2 ;33'clas» olloirtng yre.ce .found. . "Ambsililler, Chicago, enters d. g. Young Prlnce- Colvin, Terre Haute, enters bl mT Belle Be’'' entefa’ch. g. fibonler T&yVßiuh,'' Bearer Dam, 'Wto.,' enters b/m. Coantess. - , ~v, , ■ . - r • - , Tho purse offered for the 3 minute cuss did not A vfiry pleasant matinee was held at Dexter Park yesterday afternoon, .with a fair audience present,. notviitkßtanding thc pall match, The conditions of the trot were muq peats, best two jn three, to bar* ness, and the following Is the summary: Cliarlea Keed’s b. g. my Don. J.;Peevey*s ch. g. Soosierßoy John Smith's b. ,m. Countess...., . „.T|mer-2:33H; 2:36. LExnfflTOic, ky;, races. iixwoTOjf, ;Ky., r Moy; .13. was dneandth\lracXfasU,.Thereweret^ . Tbeflmt race, mile heats, resulted; f S. J. SalAr’s-Carrie Anderson R. K. Richards’ Redman * H. P. McGrath’s Chesapeake Robinson and Morgan’s Gypts;,.. . . t .. .’ron*~l-:42H:l:£». •• _ *-V J-Chesapeako won ' the second heat, he • and Carrie Anderson distancHuTaU the others,: but Chesapeake rodofbnl of Carrie, and the heat and race Was given to her without winning* beat. - - -t ---Thc'Second’race, ’dash of miles, ptttte 's3so, resulted: . • T. J. McGUPe-Nonty; ........I A- K.-lUcharde’Momnoath.....: ..2 A. R, Murphy’s Bob Wooley :3 Salyer’s Minnie .VV . .Bob Wooley woe largely thc-favoritc. i The third race, dash of milea, purse of 5650, resulted; .... .w -- H. P. McGrath's Aristides .1 A. F Richards' Bazaar .. .2 TL-3lcQlbbon!so3l emi,— .....3 James Murphy*s Wat Jig. 4 *, „ - TheJastcetonrccordbyasecond. - , : - .Bazaar JaaS-year-old.. . He made the running the ’whole way, and made Aristides stretch him-' self. - ■ COMING 'RACES AT tOUBVICEB. •XoTOyiLtSi Ky.., May 13.—More.than200horaea a&'itthbrtoatia* Of'the: Jockey crpwda : of people from sew'yor£PhlladelpWa* St Louis,; ; dadimitl-aad New Orleans are arritin&-cmy- I hour There- are Sixteen starters for. the Derby, eleven tor the dash, and three- for. the-'mile heats. -Sir rare selling In the noolralmbst even- - An Invitation has been extend ed to Dom Dcdns will arrive thlsweekea route to Mammoth Cave. • • ‘ , Govs. Porter, Hcodricka,: and SfcCreeryarc to witness the xreat- Derby Contest—another Wagner land Gray -Eagle struggle. John Morrissey a Co. 'are selling'the pools. - - • --HEIEP Ngnfo« _• " : ; United States, and by no one more than H. P. Me pn however, atoned forsaanY fihflitoj intbla direction "by very" aptly naming a foatbf hii mare Jury,'Vcrdfct. "McGrath’s'Btable will not* Tace at*Louisville, but will galfittt-ifcctly. Foniham, the ’ great English jockey, lias been dangerously ill, and will not bo able to ride before thofall. I] B:P 0 013 0 00 0 2 0; 0.-3 0 1 00 3 0 O. 0 I 1 01 1 2 2 _oi Oj 3|oj •0, 2.27 13* ’’Aristides ran his Semites' atXeiihgtbnlisrwedk !n' 3:45H. 'tbo tlmeon 'record,''Mate’s' befng wero,rtm In 3:31. : Mr; McGrathhacked'hlia hcav- Uynnd won a big stake. The Kitional jockey Club,' et ' D. C,/holds a. three-days* meeting, beginning Tues day. ; The programme is a fair one, 4 and the races will attract a conslderablc'numbcr of horses of the 1 second class from the New York stables, but the interest in them or the running is not sufficient to warrant an extended notice. RBjP A 1 I'D 0 1 1 10 0 10 0 3 *3310 31 5 3 1 0 0 10 0 0 3 .2, 1 1 '9 0* s i 1 i JL iißari ?i .John Morrissey bos bongbt the pool privileges at- Louisville foe two years, and.-built thenecessary “auction’land. “mutual” etadds. 'llls, part of the'agreement that he ia'to* attend in person and bring his full staff with him,/ He also looks after the order of. the place, and will rigidly enforce the famous rules which.are maintained at Saratoga, no smoking by the-gentlemen onthe stand, no open parasols by the ladies, and no standing up. TamO*Shariter, who wqn the.. Chester cup 'last Wednesday (and, by the way;'that famous handi cap is no longer the “Tradesmen’s Cup,” but the Trades’ Cup”)/ is a‘s-year-old'horse, byßlink hoolie out of Miss Hawthorn, "by King Tom, Ho ran three times as a 2-year-old without success; as ,a3-year-bldhe‘w<m one raceout of nine, tbeßel grave.Cnp..running second forthe Prince of Wales stakes at Epsom,•the Chesterfield,,Cup at Good wood, and the great Lancashire. Handicap at'Liyer noolpand third for the Laihbton Stakes at Durham. Last year he won the Prince of Wales Stakes, ab Epsom, and;,;.the .'Liverpool Cup: ran , second for the r Ayrshire, Handicap...and Ayr Gold C'up,‘ andthird for the City, and Suburban and 1 Great Cheshire’ Stakes. He'only earned 95 pounds, so that he was turned* loose. ■ Freeman, 1 with .ll'l pounds, who,won, the race lost year/ was . second; .Grey Palmer, . 4 years, "09 pounds, ‘ wav third; and Organist,'4 years,* 107 pounds, who won in 1874, and John Day, 3 years, 80 ponds, were not placed. ' Eighteen horses ran. PEDESTRIAKISJI. THE EXPOSITION TOURNAMENT. ‘This week’s feature In the Bporting world addicted to walking will be ibe grand pedestrian toarniment which commences at theExpositionßaildingafew minutes after 12 o'clock to-night, and continues until next Saturday night at the some hour. . This walk has been pretty thoroughly canvassed in sporting circles here' and abroad, and the magni tude of the prizes, 'amounting in. total t 054,000, has received a very large entry. Chicago is repre sented by James Smith, John Ennis, Edward Da vis, S. P. Russell,’H.. Connors, Hy Hill, W. F. Stbwell, ‘and D. Roach, while the’arrivals, from abroad are. AIWn.S. Fideld, of Jackson.Hich., George Guyon, of Milwaukee, and Wm.‘ Anderson, of Richland, To. W. E. 'Harding, v of JfcwYork City, also entered. Up tolast night he had hot ar rived, bat will doubtless be on hand this morning. With such a number of men starting, - there seems to be no reason why the special purse of SSOO offered to the man who beats the best time on record.for';6oomiles should.not*be won. The arrangements made for the pedestrians are very good, and the track is; pronounced by itiom to be the best ever laid down anywhere. The long-distance track le an exact one-sixth of a mile, while, that for short-distance walks and the bicycle performances is seven laps to the mile. The short distance walks'and the bicycle riding by Mr.' David Stanton, of London. England, the champion of the world, will be additional features of the week's programme. afternoon at 2 o'clock, a race of Smileafor boys under 17 years of age will take place,:the prizes beings2o, $lO, and $5. An entrance fee of $1 will be charged. Mr. Stanton then follows withan exhibition on the bicycle. In the evening alO mile race, open to nil residents of Illinois,' will be 'started at 7 o'clock; the prizes are the ■ some as the .lads’ race, ana the entrance is $2. The last event 'is one that will b* sure to attract visitors. Mr. T. A. Allcock, of this city, well known as a pedestrian of con siderable ability,- has been matched against' John Oddy, of Philadelphia, the conditions being thnt Allcock receives one mile ?tart in ton, for §IOO. Oddy is a good.walker, bat Allcock's friends think they have the best of the match. For the accomraodation'of ladies, a grand stand, with a seatlngcajjaeity of 1,500,;has been erected at the south end of' the track, in full fiew of the track and tally-board. This board is erected at the north cnd,~and in front of the elevator, at the north side. of. the. .judges' stand, which will. bo. reserved for the referee and hia two tally-keepers for the tims being. , _ . , Yesterday afternoon Mr. David Stanton’s 60-Inch bicycle was placed on exhibition in Tom Folcy!s win dow, and undenyentnn immense amoantof scrutiny from curious' passers-by, whose remarks, on the spidery-looking machine were flattcrilng to ‘the man who could preserve-his equilibrium at'such'an elevation from the groand, , . , : Arrangements have been made with the Western Union Telegraph Company to.hayo a wire in.operar Hon at the building, and base-ball scores will bo announced as’each inning is received. THE TRIGGER. THE GAME LAWS. , CharlesE. Felton, President of the Elihols State Sportmen’s Association, has issued a call to all subordinate clubs and sportsmen generally asking their active co-operation in enforcing the Game laws. SHOOTING AT DEXTER PARK. . Thhre'will he trap-shooting at Dexier Park On Wednesday, 'ait .which Umeit-is probable that Messrs. Price and Gherman will contend for the EennicottClnh.saperiority badge. . •> .- ~ CHICAGO RIFLE CLUB,, . , . . ../The Chicago.Rific.Club shot yesterday afternoon at 250 yards,, off-hand, for ajevolvcr presented by Mr. Alford for first prize.- and a quantity of pow der for second. Mr. Chaffer won the revolver with 82 out of a possible 100. - The following will give fnll particulars : .IJJhreeaightlng and twenty scoring shots at 250 yards, ’off-hand- , . j; A; 5haffer.......444*45‘444*4^44*35‘54 44534-« i S. W. 8urnham....43344443443455434444—77 G. GeO. Vni1ard.......2343343335333433343 3—65 0. Burnham 33 24003 33 04 44 5 34 2 3 40-54 Roberta.... t ....^0004300240434444343—40 The children sit in the firelight, The daylight is' fading away; I, all alone in' the shado w. Am watching my darlings at play. Hr daughter is playing she’s princess, face allfall of glee, ; . As she nods.andlaughs at her brother, And says that a great prince is he. The grasping at shadows .... . 3 . ...That dance aronndhis bright curls of gold; Sven the shadows are. rosy. . That creep into his baby world. They prattle find laugh Jn.the firelight, .. .Wnue I sit and watch in the shade; Their, prattle to me is asjhosic,, The sweetest that ever was made. Tbia hoar of.peaceand of .quiet,. ... ... The link’twirt, and the night. While shadows ore growing longer. And fainter is growing the light, Tsit in'ray cozy comer,- • And think of thebusyday, , With'its pleasures and Its duties. And its trials now passed away. Whenever iny crossseemn heavy, It is made up of little things,—• A Idok ot my uttle ddrlingfl . - - , ’ Such' comfort and’such solace brings. ..X 1 ~-2 2 ..3 3 Their bright faces dance before me • ‘Whenever my heart feels faint; ' I hold my lips close in'silence, And dare not titter complaint T'ijlty the qnlethouses - ' - .Where there are no girls dr boys,- Where the floors are never Uttered ’ With aTjaby’s books add toys. .2 1 .1 0 .a o .4 0 T pity thoselonely women ,* - - with never a kiss, Whose hearts are never made happy Or gladdened by Sights like this. BUCfar more than alll pity —That mother just over the wfcy, - Who’weeps in nor darkened chamber; Her baby "Was' buried to-day. Ah 11 have my darlings near me, - Both fullof sweet life and of for; Uhderthc snow, inthe churchyard, la hidden her plentiful boy. Come to me, .eon and daughter!. - Together let’s earncstly pray. - That GodnyUl comfort'thai mother Who’s weeping, jnet over the way. -** • FAith WAltoh. A CENTENNIAL HYMN. O Ration! .’whelmed withein'and grief, Thy happy We has been but brief; *Wnat power can bring to thee relief From all thy woe? A'swordhhhgso'er.thee oven now; ’Neath It all guilty joala tnuat'bow; Beturn,-!pray;— fulfill thy tow TO serve the Lord. - Thy strength waS'great In days of yore, When men hftd faith in sacred lore; Thy fathers left an open door Of Truth ana Bight. Hast thon grown faint amid thy toQ? ■ A Hava dropped thine arms In life’s tomnpuf pray then-far help,—leave hallowed sou To Freedom's boos. Let all trne patriots seek this end: To Church and State forever blend, ■\Ehiie Justice, Mercy, both attain; tiodhlcaioarlaodi tt A «v» AT EVENING. 1876=-SIXTEEN FINANCE AND TRADE. Good Negotiable Paper in De- mand at the Banks. Increasing Movement of Currency to flie’ Country—Exchange rimer. Tbe Produce’Sfoxlcets Irregular—-Pro- visions* Quiet and Pina. FINANCIAL. The rise in'whcat and the release of the farmers from the more pressing duties of farm work hare stimulated the movement of graln to thls pblnt. This.w&s'shown yesterday by the heavier orders from'the country fqr'currehcy. The total large; but it was sufficient to Indicate a renewal of the lofig-suipended' marketing of : produce, to be ah improveinsnfc incoll’cctlbnfli and a much* 1 easier iban market Here. ■ The bnslneas of the day was not active. The supply of paper was inadequate to ~ the demand. The: &sonrc?B of the .banks have increased, : ahd thelr dlecoiint lines have 'been decreasing. .Their surpiua of loanable' resources is sufficient to mako them ready-to extend accommodations to borrow ers ofiJesirable character. . ... ... ''Hates' of customers. Inside rates are made to good, deslra ble borrowers. .• • • • 6n the Vtreet there is~a large'amotmt' of unem ployed capital seeking IhyMlm'ent'lh good nego tiable paper. 1 Hates.’arc'6©lßpercent ~!N r 6w Tork u ‘.exchange was 'firmer between ‘ the Banks at per SI,OOO premidnu _ The clearings of the CUcagobanksforthe’week are reported, as follows byllanigerH.' E.Hale,' of the Clearing-House Clearing*. Balances, .$ 3,932,709.89 $ 892,852.69 . 3,002,637.85 330,517,01 . 3,882,103.07 -.300,975.23 . 8,612,753.87 , Efil.&'tf.M . ' 3,360,882.57 338,400.63 , ‘3,080,246193 300,548.28 ■ liatc. Monday..... Tuesday.... .Wednesday, Thursday... Friday, Saturday... Total Corresponding week- - . last year.... 23,701,929.54 1,908,337.70 The clearings of the banks in the various centres of trade are a-good measure of the volumeand ac tivity or trade, 'and the' general tad ns trial' condi tion of the country. .The following comparison shows how the-volume of bank transactions has dc cliaedjntheeigbteen'weeksof 1870, as compared with tho conespohdingperiod of 1875: . Eigbteen tcecks Eighteen, week* , Q/,187a.. . qfIBTS.. .$7,35^147,9C85«, 504,375,525 £14.928.180 772,827,487 106,631,430 203,428,223 881,834,807 - 405,809,966 Ifevr'torfc'.. Philadelphia. St. L00t*..... Chicago. NO' 2JOBE SILVER FOB GOVERNMENT CHECKS. .Thc : drdcr, whlchnevcr reached Chicago, that the Sab-Treasurers should pay out sUvor bn .checks against the Government, has. been 'suspended In New York.. The reason; for this step la said to he the desire ‘df the Government ; to check : theexport of eliveftoths West Indies* Sooth 'America, and to Californio,: and to put a stop to the practice of the Kew York banks of taking the silver out of lo calcirculation by sending it* to their correspondents fn other States. j Tbe.lmmediate effect of the »ns pension of this order was the reappearance of the premium'on silver, which rose to ! • per cent at the broken* offices, * and. 2 per cent .to' the pub lic, The fooling of .the Treasury Department with the public in this matter of silver does not famish any new and good arguments for a benevolent sys tem of government "ibe projected silver dollar is already, according-to the New Vork quotations, worth 1 cent less than the greenback"dollar. But a slight'change'in the price ofsilver, bringing it back to the place ;it has 'held within a year, would lead to of bur silver coin ds bullion, —that is, if the London price of silver should rise 2 or 8 pence, the Secretary of "the Treasury might sell bonds ’tP.’ the amount of |XOQ, dOO, dOO to hay sUver/and still the codntry w'onld be “short of change. The Philadelphia Ledger says about the silver change: As a sanitary measure, the’ substitution of'silver for fractional notes is'perhdps defensible; as a dnanpial is. lituebf :justlflcatlpn or excuse for it, at least sq .far as public considera tions are involved. Whenwe'can have a full re sumption of specie-payments, begun at the right end, by redeeming,in gold the issues of the Govern ment, thatthe Government is redeem on deriiand, it will be qhlte time enough'to talk about increasing the legal-tender limit of silver. NEW MINING COMPANIES IN BAN FRANCISCO. Four Bevr.raining companies have recently filed articles, of incorporation at San Francisco, l(£ wit: TheMotlle'Stark Sliver Mining Company, tb’doa general mining business; with $10,000,000 capital; Company, fb oper ate in FI Dorado County, with 55,000,' 000 capital; IbeNew Era, Gold'and Silver Mining Company, to work In Alpine County; the San Fraadscoand Calapilco Gold Mining Company, with " sl, 000,000 capital, to wbrk in the Province of Eigna, Chile. ~; CONDITION OF THIS CTJRSEHCT. ‘The following from the office* of; the Comptroller of Currency shows the currency changes to May 0, 1876: ... .. .... , Legal* tenders deposited for the purpose of . retiring circulation from May l to May _ -6,/lnclttstve...... $ 677,850 circulation Issued. daring same time.. 52,490 Circulation redeemed and burned during . .same time, under act Jan. 20,1874...;. ‘ 223,500 OutstandlDg circulation May 6, 1878, cur--.:--. ~.- rcncy 338,563,123 Outstanding circulation Mays, 1878, gold . ... notes. 2.093,390 GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. Asked. 122X4 VU H U 4« 'UB« ' i?ia .USX XI7H .137)5 ...* United States 6s of*Bl .... United Statess*2osof ’65. s*3ob and July.. 5>205.0f ’67-January and Jnly,. 5-acfc Qf '6&-J&nuary and'July.. 10*409..V , United States newss of 81.;... UnlteffStatea currency es GOLD AKD GREENBACKS. /’Gold was ■ Greenbacks were cents on the dollee ingold. .. (< errr A2n>‘couktt soaiis. ,1 Bid. JsJred. Chicago Cliy 7 V ct. bonds. 105* ioe* Chicago City 7 v ct. Chicago City 7 V ct. waterloan. 103* .106* CoofcConnty 7 V ct. bonds (short) .104* 105* CookCoonty 7 V ct. bonds Gong) .Uos)s* lOetf* ■WestPark7.Vet. b0nd5...... #7* North Chicago 7 V ct. bonds (Lincoln Park)..... . 85* •And In forest. LOCAL STOCKS. City .Hallway, South’ Side. City-railway,-West Side , City Railway, West Side, 8 f cent certl City Hallway, North Side Traders’ Insurance Cp., Chamber of Commerce....... Chicago Gas-Light & Coke Co. Exposition stock (old); Exposition stock (new) Exposition stock (scrip) •Andlnterest , ----- by TELEGIiAPH. Isew York, May 13.—Gold opened,at H2*i, ad vanced to 112J4,' andlaterVeacfed toll2?g, closing atthatprice. r rates 3, and 2 per made flat ■iGpydramenteJddll and steady. ; r , „ Stale bonds aolet at nbmlnatprlces. ; ~The'fetbc)cmarJcet, which was .wcalcaf tng,'waa charictc rizcd, “by extreme' dullness Tatar, dnd btoScd dull and steady. ' In some of the active itottS thbreVM'a flnctQatlon 0f.54 l>er cent, ‘but piost of thelistremalned statio’nary. Throughout the afternoon, speculation seemed to have come to a complete halt, and there wis a general Indisposi tion to operate. "Some idea'..of the dulimess may he* obtained from the fact the total transactions’ for to-day reached only 90,000 shares, of.which 4,000 were Brie, 23,000 UakeShore, 4,000 Pacific Mall, 14, 000 Western Union, and 9,000 Michigan Cen- - „ ‘ . 'Money/ 3 percent on call. „ Prime mercantile pa pcr. 4@6, 'Customs receipts, $177,000. • 'The' Assistant Treasurer disbursed $272,000. ’ Clearings, $lO. 000,000. Steriing,'4Bß(giisoa.. . . - err bohds. Kcwse...... io4os;-reß. Coupons,.’ B *. Coupons, *65. yevr- Coupons, 67. , r >;:c BTO< Western' TJnlon 6GM QulcksUreT 15* QalcSlirer pfd 20, Pacific-Mail -SOfi Mariposa.—-. 107 W Mariposa pfd 107* Adams Express 110 - Wells-Farao 87J| American Express.... 62 U, S.•Express.*. .. 70 . Ke> Tpri Central... .lIOW Erie*-.-. 15* ErtepM.....—. '. W , Harlem >137 Harlem pMU..........133 Michigan Central/-...* Panama......... 28 Union Pacific stock.. 63 ■ Lake Shore.... » Sfft Illinois Central 96* Clereland «fc Plttsharfc 83. I jlorthweatern.........,4oM ITorthwcatern pfd.... 50* c.. c.. C. *L 48 . . STATE j«Q288,:.0 Tcmtaeo 03, 01d...- ,43 - TennesseeCs,* new.... 41 I SHasorzn ta. .105* Yfnrfnfs , <n, 4. —_ * —- — l —— The weekly bank statement leas follows: Loans, decrease, 81,206,500; epede. decrease, $923.600; lOriOs^coapons.,.. Currencies nts. - •• »- New-Jersey Central.. .94 Rocklsland .105 H St.'Paul. 38J* : St. Paul pfd v 6«i ■Wabash .2* Wabash pfd 3 Fort. Wayne 102Vf TcrreHaute 35a Terre Haute pfd 14 Chicago Chicago AjJton pfd..1045* Ohio* M&afcalppl.... 17M Dei. >* tadtawann*. .log)* A. *.P, Telegraph.... 17 MlrsbuilPecJflc. ISi* Atlantic APactflCpf d. 102!* Indiana Central 45i Chicago, B. * O. 1175* HaaolpaJ & St. J0e.... 143* Central Paclflcbonds.lo7 Union Pacific bonds. 104 W §;pJS*stSSisiSd! e?S PAGES. crease, $2,231,300; circulation, decrease, $38,- 900; rcserre, increase, $1, 070,975. COITMEECIAXt. The following were the receipts and shipments of the leading articles of prodace la this city daring the twenty-four hoars ending at 7 o'clock on Saturday morning: . Receipt*,. T ShSpmmtf. . Flour, hr 15...,. 10,400 * 8.221 8,055 7.973 Wheat, bU..,. 62,070 -69,455 . 9CV445 18.152 Corn, DU 103,030 73,942 228.136 137.330 Oats, bU..43.600 * 21,010' 67,190 22,707 Rye„bn..: 1,840 . . 737 Barley, bn..... 8,611 -’4,400 - 3.158 1,813 G. seed, lbs... 119,945 22,820 187,802 38,372 P.:sc«d, lb*.,. 125,070 . ’ 4601 22,400 484 B. lbs... 20w<**> 38,000, v 4OO 20,000 C. 24,000 '38,290] 1,304,406 100.937 Beef, tea... Beef,-hrls 67 20 Pork, hi 5...... 210 712 303 Ltmhlbfl 20,5001 557,346 60,600 Tallow, 1b5.... 14.720 21,358! Butter, 1b5.... 67,427 23,664! 26,200 27,570 L. Cattle, N 0..... 4.531 2;419 6,000 4,688 Sheep, No 765 - 864 194 H. wines, hrls. - 65 - , . ; 137 135 .52 Wool, lb*. 362,272 "403,554 277,505 419,620 Potatoes, bU.. . 275 3,338 377 3,425 Coal, tons..*... 7 6,000 412 Hay, t0n5...... HO .......... 40 Lumber, m.... $417 5,457 *2,582 2,150 Shingles. :m... .1.675 2,38 a . 694 * 873 Salt. brfc 3,5-15 25 1 2,454 2,279 Poultry, IbS,.. 5,235 14,632. Poultry,coops. 8 124 Game, pkgs... is ......... ptgs..;. 923 *1.745 419 500 Cheese, boxes. 2,902 1.107 493 660 G.applea, brU. • 26 275 140 ios Beans, bu ■ - 1,700- - 60 .31 .703 Withdrawn from store on Friday for city. "con sumption:' i0,‘293 bu' Wheat,' 651 ha oats, 438 bu barley. _ The following grata'was'inspeeted into store on Saturday morning:, 5 cars No. I N.W." wheat, : lß care No. •2 N. W. do, 1: car No. 1 spring, 8 care No.'2do, 12 care and 2,'2oo‘tittNo. 3*do. Scare rejected do, 1 cac'no grade (60wheat); 27care Wghjmlxed corn, 86 care and 7’ 600 bu No. 2 do, 12 caw and birnew mixed do, 43can're jected do (1B8‘core) ; 6 cars' " white oats, 7 care No. 2 do, 1 car rejected do, 1 car and 700buNo. 2 do; 7 care No." 2 barley, '8 cars No. 3 do. Total (24Q car 9), 123,000 bu. Inspected but: 118,323 5u wheat, 184,603 bu com, 15,698 bu oats, 1,680 bu rye, 891 bu barley. The following were the receipts and sfipments of breadstadsapd life 'stbck ; at fhU point during the past week, 'and for the corresponding'weeks ending as dated: - • • Mwe, Mdyis, . Kec&pto— -137(1. 1876. *1875. Flonr..hrlS 59.605 .- 66.661 . 65.158 Wheat, bu 199,185 228,890 532{2C5 Corn, bn. 539.733 804,405 £31,562 OatSrbU 247.53 S *348,840 126,150 ByCi bu..;...... - 3,830 20.407 - 2,703 Barley," on -33,446 20,-846 16.050 Lire nogs, No -53.310 66,668 ' 50,471 Cattle, NO 28,236 * 23,524 18,493 Shipments— Flour, br15"....,; 5G,015 ,"-04,691 "57,800 Wheat,-bu.i 555,801 791,435 413,021 Corn, bu..... .1,101.406 1,018,001 825,277 Oats,: bu 547,383 - 207,546 260,707 Rye, bn .7,035 .44.165 . 1,*475 Barley, bu 18,688 >40,877 11.557 Lire hogs. No .24,065 - 80,172 35.450 Cattle, N 0.............. 22,156 ,20,032 ; 15,130 . The . foTldwjDgjwere the* exports from New York for! toe^cckjTendingWdalcd: Jfujri3, • May 6, May 15, _ , , *'. , 1876.. 2870. 1875. Flour, br15....'....,'.... 16,895 -'10,750 8,800 Wheat, bu;.....i J 658.520 . 780.138. < :117i5U0 Corn. bu...... 387,755 118,270 253,425 The following table shbws’the of wheat at'tMffpbinlrfbrtheywcek ehdlng'liaylG," in com parison wTthHtie the past Iwo’years, 1 and the' previous yeare aa Indicated: Mwhele. Price. Last'week., -109,185 sloi &yne week 1875 -..... .532, 20 s 1.02 Same weckrj374 532,190 ‘1.22 Average, 5 years ..'..,318,831 1.21 Arerege, 7 years...... .283.730 1,19 Average, 40 yean... 242,699 1.42 jThe leading produce markets were again irregu lar Saturday, the-feeling in wheatbeing very varia ble, Vhlch'waa'followed by sonic of thO other"grain markeia,'. wbiip/provisions.;were, steadier than ostial. The weather was fine, and the war-news was less warlike than the previous day, other mar kets not Indicating that they were" affected mate rially by Ibe rumors which" Had'caused endi an im portant advance here. The - principal feature of the day’s trading was, however, In wheat‘circles. A gentleman who has for several months past been oneofthe hcaricst" operators in wheat here was short, for himself and others, to the extent of fully li£>oo,'ooo bu. He decided to" fill In,' and actually 'covered tbe whole quantity, some of it having been bought PridayAf lerhoon. and some in the offices before the commencement of" Saturday’s trading. It was * found, too, that some of his brokets, k ‘scentlng the battle from’afar,” bad par tial]/,"'covered 'previously. at 2@3c leas than the price at' the time they received the order to buy In, andhe’received timbeneflt of that. Bnt there was still a vast quality of wheat to he'purchaaedearly, and fliat J'act caused . considerable excitement, which, however," soon subsided. - Mr. Broughton Is . entitled to credit for manfully facing the music where not a few others would have “laid down’* on 'finding the. inarke t so'strongly against them. In' most departments of the dry goodsmarket quietude-’prevailed.;; In 'bleached 'and brown cot ions, prints, and summer dress fabrics there were signs of activity, hat thegeneral market was without animation. The grocery; market presented no new points of interest, Afairly satisfactory demand leadihgstaples but for side goods sis well, was Arm. The tea trade stm drags; and the quoted prices are not very generally adhered to. • Tobaccos show In creased .strength. ; At'the East there'bas_beena advance, 'and tbemarketWre Is real ly a shade higher though the quotations remain as before. Batter"was la ’ good'demand''and was un changed- Cheescremaina dull and unsettled, with new quoted‘at 8<3405£c. In the bagging, leather, coal, i and' wood markets Uttle change was ob servable, trade continuing very quiet at generally weak prices. ' Oils were In* moderate demand and steady, excepting'carbon, which was held a He higher. - , , The,wholesale laihber market was quiet Saturday, the offerings being small add buyers scarce. Piece staff/old at~SS- 00, and. osher qualities were un changed. The yard trade continues tight, bat deal ers look for an improvement as soon as the farmers have finished planting. Iron was firm at the late advance, which’now’makes the local, rate $2. 70 on common bar. Kails were steady at $3.10. Seeds wore dull andeasier, and hay steady under a mod eratelnqdiry, chiefly for the bcttcr'gradCs, which were wanted for . focal use and shipment. Wool remains doll, Broom-corn is selling fairly in a re tail way at uniforinly stcady~pricce. Poultry and eggs were .slow and. easier, with the.offerings eagfatly .increased. Green fruits and. vegetables were fi request and firm. Potatoes were fn demand at former prices. . Lake freights were more active and weak at 2*£c for wheat by sail to Buffalo. Ball cars wore In fair demand; quoted at 20c to Kcw York, iScto Phila delphia, and 25c to’ Boston, per 100 lbs, with some hints at cutting under these figures.* Through rates to Liverpool were quoted at 60c via Boston or. Philadelphia, and 63c via Kcw York, specie, per lOOIba. The freight engagements include 150,000 bu wheat," and'2Xo,- OOObucorn. . - . JJ/rf. Asked, ...143 ...143 ...121 123 ...127 180 ... 76 . -78 ....... 130 ...85 40 ... 25 35 ... 35 HOO quiet, and steadier, at a alight advance from the'lm'proVeineat* !n prices which occurred Friday afternoon. Hogs were firmer, with a moderate supply, bat there was do material change re ported In provisions at other, point*. The Jane deals are. believed to be mostly settled up In all depart ments. r I . .. • - !&tJ)atiy.CommerdalJteport&ytt the foUowlngas tee shipments of provisions from this city for the week ending May 11, afid other ilmes as noted: . Pork, Lord, Sams, SVIcTs, JTdis. Weekend-.:; brio. -tea. tcs. ton*, ton*. log May IL *76.. 4,662 0,013 1,356 478 2,339 Same week 1875.. 2.957 1,291 2.264 515 1,134 SlnceNov. 1,*75..182,m 173.144 38,429 12,844 105,518 Sametlme , 74- , 181.182 50,351 13,603 88.539 Miss Ponk—Was very quiet, but. Aria, at an advance of 25405 c per very Utile being offered, ahd 'not much wonted.' Sales were limited ,to 70 brla cash at S2I.00: 1.000 brts seUer Jane at $20.90Q20.95; and J.SSObrta seller July at521.10921.i5. Total, 2,270br1a. The market closed firm at $20.05921.10 cash, accord ing to weight; ssafi2Jj& seller May; $30.95 seUer June: July; and nominally at $21,303 21,55 teller August. Seller tee year was nominal at $17.75017.8754- Prime mess pork was quoted at $19.75320.00. and extra prime at $15.50915.73, L*ri>—-Was rather more active, and about 5c per 100 as higher, under a fair demand, wUh.modcrate offer inpy.,. Sales were reported of 1,750 tea seller Jane at $12.40612.45; and 12,25 0 tea seller July at $12.525*8 12.65. Total. 14,000 tea. The market closed firm at $12.45 cash or seller May; $12.45012.4754 seller June; i12.60t%12.62Jj seller July; and at $12,721*® 12.75 acUer August. •, „ ... j •>lkaTß—Were, quiet and a shade firmer at former prices. There was only a light demand and that limited to short ribs for future, but holders were rtnmg In their views. In sympathy with pork and lard. Sales were 450,000158 short ribs at $10.95611.00 » 100*9 seller July. The foUowing was the closing range of prices: Shoai- Long Short -Short den. dear. rid. dear, I® {?* \k 'Hi Salted, loose. Boxed May. ’/7K io« 11 June ...;7V{ 10? i U Long. .and. abort dean at Jlccaalu acd.-UKc seller July,boxed; sweet pt dried Bam* Ctnuberlaoda, fOH&iOKe, cub-or teller April; long-cut bams, 120 13c, boxed; bacon hams, UoiSc. Gnuas—Wu quiet at 6©de. . , . ... BEEF PRODUCTS—Were steady and quiet at $10.50 fc10.75 foe mew, $11.50©11-75 for extra mesa, and C22.00@23.00 for bams, v •• . .’ ’ - Tallow—Was quoted at for dty, and 7J4®Bc for country lota. • . tct7 Quiet* but quoted strong && fora® prices, some loti being marked up lOQUKc perbrl* etaa»W*aaFi»-*6Usße» W a&n4 M PROVISIONS. deal en only took hold sparingly. Sales were reported of 300 Oris winters, partly ac 33,30. tad 600 brU iprlne eatrasat <515338.00. Total, SCO hrls. We note that one Canadian has taken 25,000 hrls with la the past few daya. 'Tie market' closed steady at 1 the fol lowing range of prices: Choice winter eatAS <7.30 @7.SO; common to- good do, $5.8037.10; shipping extras, $4.50(35.00; .gooddo, $5.0035,33; choice dot $3.5035.75; patents do. $8.00(39.00; Minnesota. $5,0) ©o, eo; spring sopertlnea, $3,50®3.73; rye' floor, s*.» ". Bkax—was active and weak, the offering*-bebs rather large, oaamoderate demand. Bales were nt ported of 90 tons at $10.50 on track, and tree on board care. SoKmeraos-Salca were 10 tour at *ir. Doha trade. _Coas-ifKAn—Sales were 400 bri* (Caloric) "at was nominal at-si7.soper ton on'Grack. active^and at tfraw huttcas* msak tbe first half boar, during which • Uffge toe or shorts were market for next-mouth ranged from 4£c to U4e below elfins Price of Fridaylwlth a coiSdcrebleslSiS. two «nil 3r iS!^ n^ am ’ <Ufference between tbo c -r^v? a ®- time. LlvorpooL was un iSi 1!? r°. rk w H “doll with miyiecshold }ss»ni.^ ron i w » It-was Inferred that operators In those place? do.not take uaach stock la ibetbeorv of higher prices as due to Turkish it was rumored, wo. that New York operators SSre UnmS freely la ihis market, and. report* from the wheat growlne country were’generally favorable. It was Btatcdthat application*" have been received both here and In illiwaukec lor a rather large number of care, and for mure money, to be sent out to the wheat re gions, whence a good many operators anticipated a material increase in our receipts, os by. the middle of the coming week grain can be received here for de livery on June sales with only the first storage charges. All these things tended to weakness. In •'Mltton to that due to . tbe clearing up of. an extensive shortage: but the market was partially sustained by- -a continued' fair demand for- shipment and tbe knowledge that our stocks Instore hare de creased to less than. 1.600.000 bn of all grades under the ' liberal‘export movement of last week. Seller Juno opened atsl.o6@l.o6!<. fell off to advanced to J 1.05& and declined to at tbe close. -Seller uly sold 31.05441. OCJt closing at the Inside. Seller the month, or regular N0.,2 spring, ranged nominally atsl.oaW(£l.Os, closing at all the sale* having been made before'the latest decline. There was little ornodlscrlmlnatlonlnfavor of fresh.receipts.cCash sales werereported of 53,800 bu No. 3 spring, at SLuatf ©I.O4JJ (chiefly at SLO4): 10.600 bu No. 3 de at Uzmntsova'WnsAT—Was quiet, and soMhlghbrihau the preceding day. but weakened in sympathy with.tire general market- Sales were reported of-2,aUDbu.Xo» 2atsl.o6ft@l.oT>«(closcd at the inside); 400 bu by samplc at $1.07 on track; and 2,800 bu do "at XL lout 1.18 free oq board cars. Total. 6*. COO bu CORN—Was active and unsettled, declining about 3sl perbu. In sympathy with wheat*, though the sitnatloa otherwise contained tbe elements of strength... Live rpool and NewTork were only quoted steady, but there was really a good demand for riilpment, both to New England points and direct to .Europe. which-win scia further reduce our stocks—already dimlabcd to leas than GOO,OOO bu of all grades by the liberal outgo of the past week. Tha weather was fine and the receipts moder ate. Advices were received from several points In the corn belt to tbe effect that a good deal of planting baa been done, and the rest Is expected, to lie. flnfihod SnccdGy, though some of tbe land has'yet to ha plowed. - The present weather I* very favorable ta planting.- and an : increase in our receipts U prob ubJe.wlihin.afcw days, as a great deathas been sold for delivery In June. The corn come* forward in better condition than was expected by mo»t, gradln* upwen.-aiidtbacfacL-wlth low freights, stlmuhite* 5 better deniandfor shipment. There was a fair Inquiry from the short interest on Saturday.. seller Jem* opened At 46%c, declined to 45?ic* advanced to 4dc and closed at:4s?6c. Seller July sold at -to?is47Xc, cloalna at tbe outside, and seller May sold at 4*%r-4H*tcv clostng at46)£c. Cash lots for shipment commanded a illghs premium over the month, doting at 46H-v4sUc. lifeh mlxed closed nominally at 473dc, there ocirrgan unex pected widening of the premium under a sharp inquiry. CailT&iies wcre"repurfed : 6f 48,(710 bn high mixed al 47W@47?fc; S,BCO bu new mixed at 43Ht<-i43Hc;TI.BOa hmaoaU44i4uafloa£:Bs,HOUbuNo. 2at46t4w47c4 3.50 a bu do at 47>£c afloat; 0.600 bu rejected at - 400 bu by sample at‘42J4®4Cc on track; andriUiuo duo* as 44»48C free on board cars. Total, IQy.lOObu. \ moderately active, the trading belflg chiefly la cash which.was wanted for shipment, and ruled, a shade firmer, while .futures were quiet. June being lower. TUo receipts were light, and there ported shipments large* The shipments Tor the past week were nearly 5.’/).coo bo. and the " stock of ail grades-<left In store Is now not far from 3TO,uOQbu. New.Tork was steady. Seller June opened ataicand soM down to hotfe. closing at May was steady at 30J<c. No. 3 sold at Closing at the inside, which was the average price of th< session. Rejected brought 2Uifc. Car-h sale* were re ported,of 51. GOO bu No. 2at chiefly allht inside; 12,000 bu rejected at 26’4c: 5,400 bu hy.samplq at 30:435c on track, and 1,800 bu dd at free oa board: Total. 60,000 bu. BYE—Was in fair demand and stronger. The offer* Inga -were small and firmly held above buyer** limits, hence lew sales were: made. Car : lota of No. 2 sold-ai 63&c» and round lota were quoted at Me. Rejected was quoted at 60c. Cash sales were reported of 400 bu No. a atGSHc. - .., _ . ~ BARLEY—Was again dell, though there wasmore doing than on Friday, and the market ruled steadier at s a decune of about He. The receipts wcre'agata.fAir,'and the fact .caused shorts and other operators to'holu OIL though early there was some trading in May at 67H& 68c. the market closing at the Inside. • Jane was offered at 58Hc. and sold in settlement at 58c. Cash No. Asold at 67&68C. No. 3 was In better demand and easier at 40&41C. Rejected was. nominal at-30A31c. Samples were quiet- csihsales were reported of s.ooobajro, a at 68c; '4oo bn do at 67e; 1.606 bu No. 3at 40341 c; l,2oabubyeampleat7scontrack. Total, 8,300 bu. . oxis o’clock call. . The following sales were made on the call: "Wheat— bu at 51.0% for June andsi.o9A 1.05i£ for July. Mesa Pork—l,soo brts at $20.00 for June and $21.125£ for July. , Lard—2,2so tea at $12.50 for June and $12.60912.634 for July. . .. . Late Saturday afternoon there was a good demaniffor lard,- and in the offices sales were made of t, 500 tea at sl3.socash or Jane and 512.62 H for July. ."Wheat was quoted at Sl.Oltt for Jane. The sales of the new stock and Grain Call Board teak week amounted, to $2,433,586.50. The sales of pro* visions for the week were $375,268.73, and of grata $1,557,323.75. CROP PROSPECTS. To the Editor of the Tribune. ' Mobrxsor. m.. May 10.—i notice In yoar market to* portsaodamongthadotngaandsaylDgsof the Board of Trade, that they expect to see this year’s crops on the markets la a few weeks at the farthest. Theydo not seem to know that'the farmer has been pat back by the wet weather of the past six weeks, so that it Is impos sible for him to catch up. or his crops either. There Is very little small grain In sight in Northern Illinois antflowa, and no corn ground yet ready to.plant, whereas we ought to be able to see the corn-rows across •the fields. I have farmed It In the West for the past .twenty-five years, and 1 most say U is very seldom that ail kinds of crops are as backward as ax thla time, on the loth day of M»y- I think the prospect* of a good wheat or corn crop never was mere doubtful than at this time. The wheat Is hardly In sight, and Che com ground very little of It plowed; and U is so wet that It cannot be traveled on to plow, and what they hare got plowed Is a mere porridge bed, and tn many places wtH swamp a team to drive them on to It. My experience is that to get a good, crop of wheat Ik must be got in In March; and to get a good crop of corn It must he must be In the groondby the loth or * 15th of May, and neither of these could possibly be done this year. .... ... 1 have been traveling a little for a few days, as It waa so wet T could hot work my corn-ground, and! most say 1 have seen more corn-ground under water tbaaT have that would do to work. 2fow, wlthasbortcrop of wheat, and a much shorter, crop of com the oast year, and the prospects of the coming crop, I would ad vise the farmers of the West to‘not be ta too great haste to get rid of their little surplus wheat and corn. An the-com ts poor, what little there Is,-and there Is not a two years* crop on hand as there was last year. In many places, they will want every bushel at. better prices before fourteen months come around,—and it Is about that time before .the new crop can be marketed, with everything favorable. But that I* not the case. The weather 1* very wet, cold, and backward; fir bet ter for wheat than com. tf the wheat, could have been got. Into the ground la season. Bat. as It ivwhcat looks sickly and yellow, what' little is in sight, aqd.tha storm of Saturday and Sunday ruined hundreds of acres In lowo, and along the western part of Illinois,by skim ming It from the ground and coking It no orie know* where. Tsjuczb. BY TELEGRAPH. FOREIGN. Special Dispatch to.Tte'Ttithth* Ltvxbtool, May 13—11:30 a. m. —Flo tin—No. 1, 21s;Ko. 2,225. . „ • Gaocr—Wheat—Winter, No, 1, OslOd; No. 2/9s; spring. No. L'Os 4d; No. 2,85; white, No.TlvCfo Od; No. 2, fls 6d; clttt),. No. latKM; No. 2,0»10d. Cora,.No. 1,26 a 6d:No. 2. '26»M. . . . PnonsiDKs —Pork, fi2s 6d. Lard, 57s Od^ LirmrooL, May 13—Evening.— California whits wheat, average, f 9s Od; red'Wes.lem spring. Nos. 2 to I,Bs ld@Ss4d; da:winter, QsOdSSrlOiL Flour—Western, canal, 22&245~ • Corn—Western mixed, 2653d®26s 6d. Oats. 3s@3s 6d. Barley Ss- 6d. - Peas—Canadian, 36s®38s 6d. .Ctovzn-SHED—American, 63&695. . ■ ~-'< . Provisions— Prime mess pork, 82s > 6d. Prims mesabeef, 87s. Lard, 57s Od. Bacon—Long clear. 50s 6d; short clear, 53e. TALLOWr-dfl-v..- -.v . PaTßOLEtw—Spirits, SeCS^fi; refined, Us'3<V LciscSD 0 in—23a 6d. Rkscs—Common, 4s dd; pale, 16s. Spouts or Tuepentdtb— 23s'6d. , Loynoy, May 13,— Cossols— For meney and ac count, 965-16.. ... „ ’ Aaxnxcay Sxctriunxa—6ss, 10454: 675, 10614; 10-40 s, 107 ?»; new sa, 10654; New York Central, 90; Eric, 14J4; preferred, 22. Spirits Tuaprsny*—2ls 9d/^22a> Paris, May 13.—Rentes, 105f1254c. Fuakkpobt. May 13. ss, 102 - AstWEttF, May 13.—Petroleum, 27s 64. PRODUCE. ' Special DUpatck to 7i* Tribam. New York, May 13, —GaArs—Wheiifc— quiet, without .material change-in* prices.- The Continentaldemand la less active; sales 48,000 ha at $1.05®!. 09 for rejected spring;, $107@1.1l for ungraded spring* for No. 3 Chi* cago; sLl2®l.lß for No. 3 Milwaukee; $1.20® 1.23 for No. 2 Chicago; $L31@1.23 for No, 3 Northwestern; sl.23®l.SsforKo. 2 Milwaukee; $1.29(31.33 .for No. 1 spring; 5X.13&L33 for winter red ’Western; $1.20(31.40 for amber do.; And . $1.35® 1.45 . /or white Western. ..Bye. steady; sales 5,500 bns Western, to arrive all May, at 79He. -Barley qnfet and unchanged. Corn without decided change; sales 49,000 on at 57c for no grade mixed; (XH4<r for steamer mixed; 03®62Hc for graded mixed; 38®64e for ungraded new Western mixed; ©4c for white Maryland; and 71c fof fancy white North Carolina. Oats steady r sales 41,000 he at 29®40c for mixed Western and State, and 45® 52Hc for white'Western and State, incladfngNo. 3 Chicago at 40Hc. . • • Pbovisiohs— Middles quiet at HHQlScfhr long clear- Lard firmer; sales 300 tierces ot $12.80 foe prime steam. At the first call, for Mar,'£l2.7s bid and $12.90 asked; -for June, '513.80 bid-and $13.90 asked; for Jnlr, $12.95 asked; for August. 260 tierces sold at 10; and for September, £13.15 bid rad $13.3214 naked. Wicskt—Market a shads firmer; sales 100 oris at $1.1114®!-12 per gallon. -.. ’ . Gboceuixs—Sugar—Market firm with fair de mand; fair to good refining quoted at 7?k®710-loc, prime at 8c: white Havana at 10H£; Coffee-' The market continue* quiet end at 155£*£18tf c in gold, and - Mfiacaiba. ISaiSc,* “Fallow—Bales quiet and unchaugod; prias dty qpoted at 7

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