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THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
The Leading Cereal Closes
a Trifle Lower Than on
The Receipts Expected to Fall
Off Materially During the
The General Course of Year Corn
Downward— Jim Love Offering: to
Dispose of 250,000 Bushels in
Provisions Remain About Firm, and Oats
Gain Half a Cent for the December -.
Wall Street Unsettled, Delaware & Lack-
awanna Leading the Decline With a
3 I'er Cent. Drop.
'Special Teles-ram to the Glohe. I
Chicago, Dec. 17. — Although there was a j
fair degree of activity on 'change to-day, the ;
markets were slow as compared with yester
day. Wheat showed considerable strength
early and advanced nearly lc above yester
day's close, but subsequently fell off and
closed at the lowest point of the day and %c ;
below yesterday for all active options except
May, which was unchanged. Corn ruled
stronger for deferred deliveries, but the gen
eral course of year was downward. It opened
%v lower, went up '4c and closed lj^c
lower. Oats were stronger and advanced J^c
for December and '■„'<• for May. Provisions
opened firmer and higher, but weakened and
lost the advance later, the close being 2^£c
lower for pork and unchanged for other ar
ticles as compared with yesterday. The clos- i
ings on the afternoon board were: January j
wheat 71% c, February 72c; year corn S79fc,
.May 37% c; May oats 28. £ February pork
$10.80; February lard $0.05; February ribs
Wbeat was inclined to be strong early
owing to a slight improvement in foreign
cables and smaller receipts here, aud a
further decrease was predicted on account of
the cold weather, which, it is thought, will
check the deliveries of farmers. The signs
of strength developed induced many shorts
to cover, and an advance of M(it%c was
recorded. At the opening 71% c was bid for
January which was followed by a further ap
preciation of I ■..<■'■.(•. But the buying
was not as a rule by parties who take
large lines and stand for a good advance,
and when scalpers who had bought
early attempted to realize pro
fits, there was not sufficient
demand to absorb the offerings, and a
weaker feeling developed, which was. in
creased during the last hour of the session.
There were reports of a failure In New York.
(That myrktt was aleo -(-ported dull, without
demand from exporters, and a desire to
realize brought a decline of %@>.%c The
closing sales were at the lowest point of tbe
morning board, 71J-gC for January. In the
afternoon an easier feeling in the New York
market caused free selling agaiu, and the
close was at 71% c for January, the lowest
point of the day. February is steadily in
creasing in favor with traders who prefer it
to the January delivery. The opening sales
of this option were at 72^c, from which it
advanced to 72;,' c, declined to 71% c and
jlosed at 72c. Hutch was again the most
prominent buyer, though the aggregate
amount of stuff changing hands was small
compared to that transferred yesterday.
Hepburn was also a buyer of the February
Dption. A correspondent of the house
of A. M. Wright & Co., in a letter dated
about the middle of last week, said that the
lower prices (wheat was then about 70c)
would compel farmers very generally to dis
continue marketing it. Basing his
estimates on such information. Mr. Wright
estimated that the receipts for Monday and
Tuesday would be about 1,300 cars, and after
that a rapid decrease while very low prices
continued. So far these estimates have
proven very accurate. The course of prices
during the past few days, while demonstrat-
ing that the shorts feel insecure in their po
sition and cover on 6hort evidences of
strength, also shows that, although a large
number of operators think wheat cheap and
are disposed to buy, they fail to see sufficient
evldence#or merit in the property to induce
them to hold when prices turn against them,
and it seems useless to look for much im
provement while these conditions continue.
Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "Outside orders
seem even more scarce than formerly. There is
evidently more strength to the undertone, and
should anything favorable in the general situa
tion occur, we may look for large buying. It is
generally expected that receipts will begin to
chow a marked falling off during the holiday..
We think it will be pretty safe to buy some
wheat daring the holidays for some reaction
after the turn of the new year. It looks now as
if it might be safe to boy on breaks for a small
scalp only, as we do not think there is any big
thing in buying this wheat just yet."
Jim Love was offering year corn In quar
ter-million-bushel lots at 3Sc this morning.
Yesterday at about noon be was offering the
same option in million-bushel lots at 39c.
This was when smaller lots were going yes
terday at nearly 2c higher. The drop was
occasioned, it is said, by tbe settlement of a
short line of 1,000,000 bushels by Geo. C.
Eldre-1 & Co. The story is that Mr. Jones
and little Mose Fraley and two other gentle
men were short between them 1,000,000
bushels. Jones offered to settle his line on
Monday, but was refused unless be bought
the little St. Louisan in with him. The result
was that the whole line was bought in and
settled for. Billy McHenry has the manage-
ment of the deal as he bad the management
of the September operations. Perhaps he
has even fuller control now than he had
three months ago, for the maneuvering
, seems to be a good deal cleverer. There is
riot so much of sensationalism, less of hurrah
business, and more care in arousing the op-
position and the suspicion of the shorts.
The holders evidently do not want
to • crowd the mourners too bard.
For this reason settlements are being
readily made at the market, a thing that was
not done in September. That the holders
are identical with the holders in September
there is no longer much doubt. The little
cash corn that comes in goes down to Mc-
Henry, the very place where it went three
months ago. It is claimed that part of the
sales of the clique brokers yesterday were
"wash" transactions, and that the late ad
vance was premature and tbe reaction
forced to get the daily receipts cheaper, with
a sharp advance probable. Still, year opened
at 88% c, declined to 37J£c, and closed on
tbe regular session at 37% c, which was also
tbe last figure in the afternoon. The May
option Is regarded with increased confidence, I
and mauy operators consider it cheap. It ]
opened at 37"^c, sold up to 37% c, down to j
37^c, closing %c higher than yesterday, at ,
•7^c. The principal transaction was the i
Dailu A (Elnbe,
purchase of 1,000,000 bushels by Partridge,
to cover short sales.
"There appears to be a disposition to think
that the crop has been overestimated, " said
Everinzharo, "and that tbe fact of the new crop
goin; into consumption so mnch earlier tban j
usual has not been snSciently taken into consid
eration. I anticipate also that the foreign de.
man. will be good at these low prices as soon as
corn is in condition to export; therefore, we con
sider next year's options are on the basis of
prices for consumption and can't decline mnch,
with the probability' in favor of their selling
Provisions were moderately active, and
opened firmer and higher under quite fr«-e
buying by short sellers, but when this de
mand was fliled values receded, and the
close was quiet with the advance lost. Feb
j ruary pork opened 7'<> higher' at $10.90,
i went up 2J_c and then sold off to a close of
810.80, a decline of 2}£c 86 compared with
■ yesterday. January lard opened and closed
at yesterday's figure. , $0.00, and fluctuations
were confined to 2J_"c either way. February
opened 2.'< c higher, but closed unchanged at
16.05. Ribs were unchanged frem yester
At the stock yards business was only mod
erately active. Stock train were delayed by
last night's storm, and the markets were
late in opening. The cattle market was dull
-.-•ad prices ruled weak. There was a fair
packing and shipping demand for hois and
.--■--, underwent little or no change as com-
pared with yesterday.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
Cuicago, Dec. 17. The money market
continues quiet and ■trnflj The contract
ing influence of cold weather and business
apprehension is about evenly matched, and
general business at the banks is only moder
ate. New York exchange is still quoted at
25 cents discount, with a good outside de
mand. Orders for shipments of currency
were also good, while receipts were light.
Sterling exchange is $4_BlX@4.S-"J<. The
bank clearings were §7,959,000 against
| Special Telegram to the Globe. i
New York, Dec. 17. Deacon Wbite Is
giving the street something to talk about in
his ostentatious raid upon Delaware, Lacka
wana & Western. He has written a letter to
the stockholders, declaring in an oracular
and mysterious way, as if to give the Im
pression that he knew a vast deal which he
could not divulge, that he has sold all his own
speculative line of Lackawanna, and has ad
vised all his customers to go Hud do likewise.
"Now, I believe," mil ft member of the Lack
awanna crowd, '-that the wily deacon is aiming
at getting out a good thort interest in this pet
slock of his and then to give it a squeeze."
Th- stock is suffering some because all the
coal roads are, 'and. while it is not so much
dependent on coal carrying as some others.
it gets a large income from its mines aud
trade. Another drive was made a' Telegraph,
carrying it to 58. There is a rumor that the
Standard Oil compauy holds taiga amounts
of it, and that eventually it will pass into
their hands, coupled with the Bennett -
Mackey combination. The market was dull
and uninteresting during the greater part of
the day. St. Paul showed a gala in earnings
for the second week In December of about
$7,700. D. P. Morgan, In Washington, and
Slayback, in New York, were said to be man
aging a pool in St. Paul, and both the Grang
ers and Vanderbilts were booked for an ad
vance. There was heavy selling of St. Paul,
however, by leading operators. It appeared
up-hill work advancing the Grangers, and
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, and Rock
Island failed to hold the advance of yester
•lav, Soutter & Co. were large sellers of
Telegraph, and Boston sold it in no small
amounts. At about 1:30 o'clock there was a
perfect stampede in it. large blocks being
sold by Prince & Wbitely, W. C. Sheldon,
Scranton ft Willard, K. J. Kimball and the
Vanderbilt brokers. K. S. Elliott & Co. sold
1,000 shares at 59%, and minor bears have
been covering In short lots. There are
stories concerning the probability of a strike
of operators, and tbe raid has been made on
reports of decreased earnings, and, assisted
by the selling of long stock, is now being
pressed by room traders. Vice
President Sykes, of the Northwestern, says
the earnings of this company for the last
week will be made public to-morrow. He
says he awaits mail advices. The increase
over last week will be handsome, but not so
much as 160,000. In the midst of all the
troubles of all the other properties Paciflc
Mail alone seems to be having a comfortable
time of it and to be earning dividends. It
is said that during the last quarter the com
pany earned enough to pay 2to 3 per cent.
dividend for the three months, The di
rectors have voted to pay off the indebted
ness tothe Panama railroad, but, as the loan
is at 7 per cent., and as the interest is higher
than the railroad can get anywhere else for
its money, it is probable that it will not ac
cept the fund faster than atthe contract rate,
$20,000 per month. Stocks looked very sick
toward tbe finish. They tumbled like a row
of brick. There was considerable excite
ment and the feeling was quite feverish. St.
Paul touched 73%. The rallies at the last
were feeble. There were reports of failures
which were not confirmed. Tbe market
closed very much unsettled. Delaware &
Lackawanna declined over 3 per cent, from
the opening sales.
Close of the Methodist Conference.
Baltisioee, Dec. 17. — Rev. E. R. Hendrix,
of Missouri, presided at the deliberations of
the centenary conference this morning, and
Rev. W. P. Stowe, of Chicago, opened the
session with prayer. This being the last day
of the conference, the reading and correction
of the roll occupied an hour and a half,
great care being taken that no mistakes be
found in publishing the records of the con
The first essay of the day was by Rev. J. M.
Brekley, D. D., on .'.'What Methodism Owes
Bishop Harris hoped permission would be
granted to add, in addition to the names
already attached to the paper, the name of a
representative of each branch of Methodism
in the conference. The permission was
granted and the paper adopted.
Rev. H. P. Walker was expected to pre
sent a paper on "the place and power of the
lay element in Methodism, " but he was not
present, and tbc committee was instructed to
have prepared a suitable paper on that sub
ject to be printed in the centennial volume.
At the afternoon session a pastorial ad
dress, prepared by the committee of bishops,
was read. It congratulates the delegates of
the various branches of Methodism on the
harmony and sympathy which characterized
all the proceedings of the conference, and
gave advice as to the conduct of Methodists
in the future, for the promotion of morality
and the spread of the gospel. A love
feast closed the proceedings of the day, and
A Fiirht witli Moonshiners.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 17. — There was a des
perate fight last night between some deputy
marshals in a remote part of Hall county.
Anderson Grant and a man named Prater,
moonshiners, were killed outright. The
raiding party consisted of five men, beaded
by Deputy Marshal Gaston, were making for
Grant's illicit distillery but were intercepted
by moonshiners. No deputy marshal was
killed. The people from Gailesville assisted
the revenue officers.
ST. PAUL MINN. THURSDAY MORNING.DECEMBERIS.ISS4-
Secretary Chandler's Authority
for Ordering: the Nicaragua
The Sena te Aeain Fail to Come to a
Vote on the Confirmation of
The House Resumes Its Co nsideration of the
Inter-State Commerce Bill and
Which After a Long Debate and the Offer.
ins: of Many Amendment-, is
THE FORTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS.
WAsaiKOTON-, Dec 17.— chair laid be
fore the senate a communication from the
secretary of tiic navy in response to a recent
resolution of Senator Vest, wbicb inquired
whether any surveying party had been or
was about to be sent to Nicaragua to survey
the route of lbe proposed canal, anil if freight
had been sent, under what authority of law.
Tbe secretary's ply is as follows:
Sir: -tiding to the resolution of the
senate, I have tbe honor to state orders have
been Issused Civil Engineer A. G. Menocal,
Civil Engineer It. E. Peary and Ensign
Washington I. Chambers to visit
Niearaugua, or make a survey of
the route for the proposed
Nicaragua canal. The order has been issued
in the exercise of the general power of this
department under the president to issue such
orders to all office re Of the ivy as may be
deemed for the public interest. Tbe arrange-'
ments Mulch have been made contemplate
the revision of a survey made on a former
occasion by Civil Engineer Menacol, and the
investigation of any change in the route
whicb has been suggested as possibly avail
able for shortening the canal and diminish
it.; cost. The cost of tbe arrangement made
and contemplated in addition to the pay and
mileage of naval officers Is expected to be
$1,000 as an outflt,and about $1,000 a month
during "the slay of the party In Nicaragua.
Wm. A. CtiAXiu-Kn. Secy of Navy.
On Senator Vest's motion tbe letter was
laid on the tible. Hi said: Be would call it
up at an early opportunity with a view of
discussing tbe proposition advanced by the
secretary of the navy that the right was
in any department of the government to
order such an expedition without action by
Senator Dawes presented a petition which
was referred, prayiug that steps be taken
to prohibit carrying Into effect the lease fur
grazing purposes of the Crow Indian reser
vation made with the Indians by a syndicate
of capitalists and cattle men. Senator
Dawes said it was rumored a lease of 3,000,
--000 acres had been made for one cent an
acre. He had been surprised to find no in
formation of such lease existed in the Indian
department. In order to quiet the appre
hensions of tbe people of Montana, be would
state " no such lease could legally
exist without the sanction or approval of the
secretary of the interior, and it did not seem
to Senator Dawes possible that the secretary
could sanction such a lease. It was not pos
sible the interior department would consider
its duty performed If it kept Itself Ignorant
of tbe existence of such a lease. Whatever
might be wrong In tbe administration could,
Dawes thought, be excused by saying that
the lease did not actually have the approval
or positive sanction or tbe department. He
did not mean to reflect on the Interior de
partment, but to emphasize the fact that the
responsibility rested with that department.
Senator Vest said be bad offered a resolu
tion, which tbe senate bad agreed to, calling
on the interior department for information
as to such a lease, hut no reply bad been
made. It was extraordinary, he thought,
that a transaction involving three million
acres of Indian land should be published in
the press without attracting tbe notice of the
A large numberof remonstrances against
the ratification of the Spanish treaty were
presented and referred.
Senator Brown, from the committee on
railroads reported favorably the hill to extend
the time of building the St. Louis <fc San
Francisco railroad through Indian lands.
Senator Dawes offered a resolution whicb
was agreed to, calling on tbc secretary of the
Interior for all information in his department
relating to tbe leases of Crow Indian lands
forgraziug purposes, and his action thereon.
Bills were introduced and referred as f ol :
By Senator Van Wyck, To fix the rates of
transmission of message bys telegraph west
of tbe Missouri river not to exceed the aver
age rates east of said river to the seaboard.
Also, to fix the passenger and freight rates
on railroads running west of tbe Missouri
river, not to exceed tbe average rates east
of said river to tbe seaboard.
Senator Butler Introduced a resolution to
authorize the president to send to tbe pro
posed exhibition of American arts and man
ufacturers to be held in London, England,
in ISSO, tbe government exhibits now at
the New Orleans exhibition, and appropria
ting $300,000 to defray the expense. Referred
to the committee on foreign relations.
Senator M orgon, from the conference com
mittee on tbe Atlantic & Pacific railroad land
grant forfeiture bill, submitted a report stat.
ing the committe bad been unable to agree-
Senator Pendleton, from tbe committee on
foreign relations, reported favorably, and tbe
senate passed a bill authorizing the president
to suspend tbe exercise of extra territorial
authority of tbe United States in Tunis when
be shall be notified that the republic of France
ha* established proper courts in that terri
Senator Garland reported favorably from
the committee on judiciary and the senate
passed a bill detaching Greandy county, Ten
nessee, from tbe southern division of the
district of east Tennessee, and attaching it to
toe middle Tennessee district.
Tbe senate passed a bill relating to the
lands in Colorado lately occupied by the Un
compabgre and White River Ute Indians.
It provides that actual settlers on the land
subject to pre-emption under the existing
laws, on the reservation of the Indians
named, shall be entitled to purchase
such land not exceeding 160 acres for each
settler, in accordance with the general prin
ciples of .the pre-emption laws. Tbe pay
ments may be made in three Instalments.
Senator Hale represented the importance
of taking .up the navy appropriation bill at
the earliest moment. He explained the
status of the bill, and said as It came from
the house it renewed for the coming half
year the lump appropriation made last ses
sion for the first half year. This method of
appropriation be deprecated, except in cases
where the time st the disposal of congress
made it impossible to avoid it. The regular
appropriation bill had passed the senate and
was in conference at the close of tbe last ses
sion. A new conference committee had
been appointed by the senate at tbe opeuing
of this session, and the house was Invited to
join in tbe new conference. No notice bad
been taken by-the house of this courteous
request of tie senate. The senate was not,
however, by this estopped from bringing be
fore lh- senate and sending to the house the
-ular appropriation bill giving the detailed
items of appropriation.
On the motion of Senator Morrill and
against the objection of Senator Hale, who
desired tbe immediate Hide ration of the
naval appropriation' bill, the senate went
into executive session.
Senator Morrill said tbe executive busi
ness was pressing and would be disposed of
in time to proceed with the naval bill this
The doors being closed tbe nomination of
McCulloch to be secretary of the treasury was
taken up, and Senator Riddleberger contin
ued his speech in opposition to his confirma
tion. He began by reading the last
annual report of McCulloch as secretary of
tbe treasury, and incidentally . mentioned
he should, upon its conclusion, read the two
previous annual reports. Alter an hour's de
bate the consideration of.the nomination
went over until to-morrow, and Senator Rid
dlebergergave way for a motion to go into
legislative session. Before the opening of
the doors, the nomination of Dmi F. Ash
ley, of New York, to be agent of the Indians
of tbe Colorado River agency, Arizona, was
When the doors were reopened the con
ration of the naval bill was proceeded
with. "' .:•
nator Half said it was a modification of
the regular appropriation bill perfected by the
senate committee and passed by the senate
at the last session and now ,v' -t.tuu-a as an
amendment for the house bill
After th. bill was read McPherson .novel
to strike oat the words -'the authority to con
struct tbc same(thc new lfcipa)sha take eff_ct
at once," and insert the words "'provided,
however, the authority to construct the same
shall not take effect until the steel cruisers
now under construction shall have been fully
completed and test-d."
In view of the criticisms made on th- ships
under construction, ".nd the fact .at »he
new administration was coming into offlee
the 4tuof March, Senator McPuerson thought
it more fitting the contracU should not be
Senator Hale »aid the present secretary
had no desire to make the contracts, and
could not do so if he wanted to, as the bill
required sixty days advertisement for bids.
That the secretary, however, did not wish to
risk bis reputation witn the American people
ny doing that which the senator from New
Jersey (McPherson) Indicated he might do.
Senator Hale would consent to striking out
the words objected to, but would not COtxae nt
to tha Insertion of the other words.
Senator McPherson's amendment was not
agreed to, yeas, 19; nays, 35.
On motion of Senator Hale the words ob
jected to by McPuerson were stricken out,
and after some further debate the bill was
passed substantially as it came from the com
In tbe. course of the discussion Senator
Morean criticised the work of the gun foun
dry board, and said tbe people of this coun
try would be astonished If they knew how
rich the United States was In every element
that went to making the finest steel and the
great.-. t guns. American steel, be said, was
readily capable of such development as would
place it fa; ahead of any other steel in the
The chair laid before the senate the inter
state commerce bill, and Senator S ater sub-
mitted the proposed umendmentto be moved
by bim, embodying the provisions of the
Reagan bill. The senate then adjourned.
Ilouse of Representatives.
Washington, Dec. 17. — The committee on
public buildings reported a bill extending to
$245,000 the limit for the appropriation for
the construction of a public building at
In tbe committee ofthe whole, Mr. Skinner
of New York, Introduced a bill for regulating
and classifying the salaries of clerks in all
first class pKsi-.i.llcc .; *"jf£nn\j&
The bouse tben resumed the consideration
of the inter-state commerce bill, the pending
question being on tbe motion to table the
motion to reconsider tbe vote by - wbicb the
house yesterday adopted an amendment of
fered by Mr. O'Hara, providing tliat any per.
son having purchased a ticket to be conveyed
from one state to another state shall receive
the same treatment and be afforded the same
facilities as those . furnished any
other person holding a ticket of the
same class without discrimination. The
motion to reconsider was tabled; yeas, 149;
Mr. Crisp offered an amendment provid
ing that nothing In this act shall he so con
strued as to prevent auy railroad company
from providing separate accommodations for
white and colored persons: If adopted the
whole provision would mean exactly what the
amendment of the gentleman from North
Carolina (O'Hara) would mean, without the
words ''without discrimination.-- These
words had been inserted simply for the pur
pose of making the amendment odious and
exciting political prejudice. He objected
toany law which requires common carriers to
put colored and white people in the same
car. What was proper was to give them
equal accommodations in separate cars.
There was no disposition on the part of
southern Democrats to deny tbat all men
without regard to race, color or previous
condition, were entitled to equal facilities
and equal accommodations while traveling
on tbe same class tickets as other men.
Mr. O'Hara regretted that the color ques
tion had arisen in this debate. He held, no
matter whether a man was black or white be
was an American citizen and the aegis of
a great republic ought to be spread
over him. Tbe public sentiment
and progress of the nineteenth century
stared congress in the face, and it was too
late for congress to legislate on the question
of color. His amendment .appealed to the
good sense and patriotism of congress. All
it asked was tbat wben the bouse was pro
tecting the property of men and protecting
dumb brutes It should give voice and ex
pression to the protection of all American
citizens. [Applause on tbe Republican side.]
He did not believe there was a single rail
road in the land which desired Foster any
Mr. Breckenridge offered as a substitute
for Mr. Crisp's amendment an amendment
providing that nothing in this act shall be
construed to deny the railroads the right to pro
vide separate accommodations for passengers
as they may deem best for public comfort
or safety, and tbat nothing in the act shall
be understood as relating to transportation
between points wholly within the limits of
one state. Mr. Breckenridge said he did not
wish to see tbe rights of the colered man
limited or restricted in the slightest degree.
One objection be bad to tbe amendment of
the gentleman from Georgia (Crisp) was it
spoke of colored people as contraband, dis
tinguished from white people. Tbe gentle
men were mistaken if they thought the
southern people wished to abridge tbe rights
of the colored man under the law. But if
congress prevented assorting passengers
from the standpoint of public convenience
and safety, it infused a social question
into a commercial question.
Mr. Reed ironically expressed his pleasure
at seeing the question changed from one of
color into one of assortment. The bouse,
which had determined to pursue these robber
barons, bad before It the plain question
whether it would by an enactment confer
upon these same barons • the privilege
of assorting their passengers. Cer
tainly,l*- some treasury regulations must
be ado^fed as to tbe method of the assortment.
[Laughter on the Republican side.] Were
men to be assorted on the ground of size or
on moustache ground or on beard basis.
[Laughter.] He objected to having these
robber barons assort passengers on any fanci
ful cars they might undertake to set up.
Mr. Reagan said the gentleman from
Maine (Reed,) might make him say things
humorous about assortment, but the fact re
mained it was the custom of railroad conduc
tors to assort passengers in Maine, and
everywhere else. If the gentleman from
Maine went to a train unaccompanied by a
»_ I 11 1 MlMl-fll MINIM _■■■■.- IIM-i I IMI . ' * ■
lady he would not be admitted to tbe ladiea'
Mr. Reed dented that it was true of
Mr. Reagan proceeding said a drunken
man woald not be admitted to a ladies' ear.
Did the gen lie desire that a conductor
should be prohibited from using that discre
tion? He, (Rragan) attached no
importance to the amendment of
the gentleman from North Carolina.
It adopted no new principles and bis onlr
objection to it was it bad not been considered
by the committee, and was not connected
with the retaliation of the transportation of
freight, and was voted in for the purpose of
defeating the Mil by appealing lo the senti
ment of men who would vote upon sentiment
and forget the object of the amendment.
Mr. Reed ex pressed : Is sympathy with the
solemn way in which the gentleman from
Texas had treated the manner in which he
(Reed) ha 1 attacked the pending proposition.
Thf re was ■thing that a mistake dreaded so
much as ridicule. The absurd proposition
being pointed out, it was left full of boles.
The gentleman from Texas said the amend
ment of Uie gentleman from North Carolina
was merely a ..affirmance of common law
and yet he had vot-nl a_.ainst it If it was
nothing, wby these exertions against it on
the part of the gentleman f
Mr. Cri*p said the great mass of colored
people did not require that they should be
transported over railroads In the n_»T car
vr ith » bite people. All they wanted was
equal accom modation*.
Mr. Henley desired to quiet any appre
hension on Urn part of the gentleman from
Maine by assuring bim conductors did not
make any discrimination on account of a
man's personal appearance. The amend
ment of the gentleman from North Carolina
bad been brought in for the purpose of de
feating a measure Intended to relieve people
from the aggression and exactions of railroad
companies. He appealed to th» friends of
the people not to be led aside by any such
Mr. Brumm asked Henley his objection
to having the amendment on the bill.
Mr Henley — Because It creates an enmity
to the bid.
Mr. Imam — enmity comes from
your color line.
Mr. Healey — Have you and your side fa
vored tha bill!-* *'.'--"
_ _ _
Mr. .''rumra — I have, and a great many on
my side have, and if you are honest, you will
not kill every bill simply because there may
be a color line in it.
Mr. Barksdalc said be voted against the
amendment of the gentleman from North
Carolina on the ground it was irrelevant and
purported to remedy wrongs wbich do not
exist. It related to persons while
the intention of the bill was to correct
acts of Injustice and oppression in the tran
sportation of freight, but be would not be
deterred from voting for the bill to correct a
great public evil on account of the Irrele
vancy of the amendment. Besides, it did
not take from the company the privilege of
furnishing separata cars for persons, pro
vided they were equally comfortable, and if
it bad a different meaning the supreme court
of Hm United States, In its decision pro
nounced through Justice Bradley at the
October term, ISS3, would declare it uncon
stitutional and of no effect.
Mr. B.ovu, of Indiana, reminded the
other side that the sou! of old Jobn Brown
was marching on. Only a few years ago an
intelligent physician of Massachusetts was
ejected from a street car in Washington be
cause he was only half wbite, while to-day
even the chivalric gentleman, patricians of
the purest blood, could be found riding aide
by side with black men.
Mr. Breckenridge's amendment was
adopted as a substitute for Mr. Crisp's
amendment yeas 133, noes 127, and Crisp's
amendment aa so amended was agreed to,
yeas 137, nays 131.
Mr. Mills offered an amendment prohibit
ing any railroad company from charging to
or receiving from any person, who Is to be
conveyed from one state or territory to
another, any sum exceeding three cents per
mile for tbe distance to be traveled The
amendment was adopted. Yeas 131, nays
Mr. Goff moved to amend by adding to
the provision adopted on the motion of Mr.
Breckenridge the words, "provided that no
discrimination is made on account of race
or color. Agreed to, yeas 141, nays 103.
Mr. Goff moved to reconsider and lay on
the tabic. Pending which Mr. Reagan
moved to adjourn. Pending which the
speaker laid before the bouse a communica
tion from the attorney geaeral in reply to tiie
resolution asking bis opinion whether tbe
eight hour law applies to letter carriers. Re
ferred. The attorney general says, after
reciting the resolution: "To this I must re
ply I cannot furnish the legal opinion re
quired. The authority of the attorney gen
eral to give his official opinion is limited by
laws which create and define bis office, and
will not permit him to give advice at the
call of either house of - congress,
or congress itself, but only to the president
and beads of tbe executive departments.
Early In the government this was esUblished
and suggested to the house of representa
tives by Attorney General Wirt. When the
department of justice was created tbe law In
this respect was not changed. Of course, it
will be my wish to conform to any request
the bouse of representatives may make, but
sucb a wish I cannot comply with without
reversing the law and precedents heretofore
The bouse tben adjourned.
Capt. Pym's Railroad Scheme-
. Toronto, Dec- 17. — Captain Bedford Pym,
ofthe royal navy, who is here now, speaks
hopefully of bis proposed scheme of con
structing a railway from Cheyenne to Hud
son Bay for the transportation of cattle to
England. To raise the capital he suggests
that Canada witb England should guarantee
one and a half per cent, and tbe United
States another one and a half per cent,
making a three per cent guarantee, with
wbicb he could raise the necessary money in
London readily. He will talk the matter
over with Sir Jobn Mac Donald to-day and go
to Albany to consult President-elect Cleve
Board of Trade Troubles.
Chicago. Dec 17. — The directors of the
Chicago board of trade have ordered the sus
pension of Peter McGeocb from the board of
trade for thirty days, owing to his plea in the
Milwaukee suits that the contracts were not
legal. Geo. W. Dunlap, another prominent
member of tbe board, was suspended for one
day for a somewhat similar plea in another
St. Locis, Dec 17. — The Kansas state
Prohibition convention met at Topeka yes
terday, but did nothing beyond temporarily
organizing by the election of Dr. Delos
Walker as president and appointing tbe usual
business committees. Over 100 delegates
were present Ex-Gov. St. John addressed
the convention last night on the subject of
prohibition in the politics of the state.
115 East Seventh. Street,
PIANOS & ORGANS
Or addr*** for Catalogues,'; prices lowest and
best; agencies and territory, C. W. YOUNG
MAN, 115 East Seventh street. BBS
PROF. B. H. EVANS*
School for Dancing,
SHERMAN HALL. Offlc* hours. Room 1, from
.to9p. m. Private Lesson* a specialty. Mem
ber of the National Association of Teachers of
Dancing of the United slates and Canada. 803.'
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Our Toy Department is now open to the Retail
Our Toy Department is now open to the Retail
trade, until December 25th.
Ward, Hiil & Median,
407 SIBLEY STREET.
407 SIBLEY STREET.
I EACH AND EVERY
fn i ONE OF US believe in
I PROTECTION Against
| J High Prices, and most of
us think protection against
-- the elements (especially a
Minnesota winter) very
JJ desirable. You can ob-
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f-smi ONE OF US believe in
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[E_Y High Prices, and most of
u> think protection air.iinst
— the elements (especially a
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desirable. You can ob-
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ti L O
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/ Men's .rood warm WIN-
* TER OVERCOATS aid
-A ULSTERS $5, 86, $7, $8,
to $12 and for FINE
OVERCOATS, satin and
-.„_«.«.««. silk lined, we show the
finest in the land, from $18 to $35. Buffalo and
other Fur Overcoats equally cheap. Boys' and
Children's Overcoats, $2.25 and $3 advancing
50c at a jump to $6. WE PROTECT YOU
AGAINST HIGH PRICES.
One-Price Clothing House,
Corner Third & Robert streets, St. Paul, Minn.
St. Pail Waffon it .ami. Co.
Sleighs, Gutters, Carriages, Wagons
H ARTS ESS.
B. F. Z J IIM iti CO., Proprietors.
B. F. ZJIIM&CO., Proprietors.
A. C. THOMSON, formerly of Mahler di Thomson, Manager.
Two-Seat Platform Sleighs, Mainite Bob Sleighs.
Two-Seat PUtl-im Sleighs, Maiuite Bob Sleighs.
Bave received some fin* goods for city trade and invite inspection of
close buyers of the city and the Northwest.
CORNER OF FIFTH ASD ROSABEL STREETS.
GRAND OPKRA HOUSK.
end Opening Mit!
MATINEE, SATURDAY AT St O'CLOCK.
Will pretext, for tbe first time In this city its MAGNI-
MAT BLOSSOM, tSs-
Br DAVID BEJ-ASCO.
To be produced here with the entire original cast,
scenery and eSccta of ita six months' run In New
Seats now on sale.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
BOSTON WIL OPERA CO.
Mbs E. H. OBER, Manager.
One Week, Comnsenciig Mon.iy, Dec mer 22,
PBixcn-ALs: Marie Stone, Geraldine rimnr. Ma*
thilde Phillip*, Lizzie Burton, Agnes Stone,
Tom Karl, Ilerndou Morsell, Myron W. Whit-
ney, H, C. Barnabee, W. H. Macdonald, Geo,
Monday, Faxcboxz-TB. first performance here
by any company. Tuesday . Bobe-lax Gnu..
Wednesday, Maktba, firat time here by this
company. Tbura-ay Matinee, Fatinitza.
Thursday, Patixxce. Friday, Faxcboj-btte.
Saturday Matinee, Mascot. Saturday, Mcs-
Advance sale, Friday Morning, Dec. 19.
MRS M. C. THAYER
.18 Wabaahaw Street, St. PaoL
Agent for the Celebrated SOHMER and DECK-
ER BROS. PIANOS. Also,
ESTEY, NEW ENGLAND AND OTHER
All small Instrnmenu, Sheet Music, regular and
ten cent. Second hand.
PIA\OS AND ORGANS
For sale from S~*» ap. and for rent at $- per
month and upwards. Instrnments sold la weekly
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ST. PAUL GLOBE.
j ST. PAUL GLOBE, j
AH tho News of the "World.
AH the Npm ■ oJ tlae "World.
> GOLD rm,
A complete line of
Books, Stationery, Etc., Etc.,
At and below COST, to Close Out Business.
Owing to poor health, I have concluded to close
my buaineaa, and offer my entire stock at and
below first cost.
9 West Third Street.
Bristol, Smith & ...Arthur,
Offer this year a splendid Una
Including many Specialties exclusively controlled
by them; also, a large and elegant assortment of
Fancy Gooda, Albums, Plu»h and, Leather Pieces,
Ink Stands, Gold Pens and Pencil Cases, Pocket
Books, Card Cases, Backgammon and Cribbsga
Board, and thouaands of Choice Novelties appro
priate for the Holiday season.
65 East Third St.