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WASHINGTON NEWS. TUc Plouro-Pneunionia Cattle Bill Prob ably Defeated by Vigorous Opposition of Senators— Funeral of Fernando Wood— Quly One Item of Appropriation* on Which the Two Houses Will Disagree— Sauudars Wants a Big Appropriation for Missouri River Improvement. United States Senate. Washington, D. C, Feb. 19.— cre dentials of Camden, Jackson and Fair, Senators elect, were presented and filed. Senator Saunders presented a resolu tion which, at his suggestion, was tabled temporarily, directing the committee on commerce to increase the amount of ap propriation in the river and harbor bill tor improvement of the Missouri river, between its mouth and Yankton, to $1,138,000, as recommended by the chief engineer of the war department. A number of proposed amendments to tiie river and harbor bill were introduced and referred. The regular order of the calendar was postponed, and the cattle disease bill, es tablishing a bureau of animal industry, was taken vp — 22 to 31. Without progress on the bill the Sen ate, at 2 o'clock, adjourned, to give Sen ators an opportunity to attend the funeral of Representative Wood. House of Itepresentativcz. Washington, Feb. 19. — Mr Carlisle, irom the ways and means committee, re ported a bill repealing all laws imposing taxes o:i bank checks, drafts and orders, bank deposits, friction matches, medical preparations, perfumery, cosmetics, cologne and other articles Referred to committee of the whole. Mr. Whittuorne reported back the ' j i l l for registration and enrollment of aay vessel built in a foreign country. To com mittee on ways and means. A resolution was adopted, providing as a marie of respect to the memory of the late P. Wood, and in order to enable the members to attend his funeral, the House would adjourn to 2 o'clock, and directing the clerk to invite the Senate to join the House in attending the funeral. Mr. Oscar Turner made a personal ex pLauation in reply to some remarks made by Mr. Reagan to a correspondent of the Louisville Courier- Journal criticising his (Turner's) action in voting against the river and harbor appropriation bill, and attributing it to parsimony. It was not parsimony but patriotism that impel!ed him to vote against the bill. Mr. Kenna thought the gentleman un necessarily positive.' Nobody ever heard of hib voting for any appropriatian bill except one, and that was one for the erection of a public building in his dis trict. Af '.era short reply from Mr. Reagan, the matter dropped and the House went iuto the committee of the whole on the agricultural appropriation bill. An appropriation was adopted appro priating $30,000 for the purchase, pro pagation and distribution of seeds, etc., providing in equal proportion that three toy rtlis of all seeds shall,at their request, be supplied Senators and Representa tive;, for distributiou among their agri cultural constituents, and then rose without concluding the bill, and the conference report on the appropriation hill was agreed to. Adjourned. Gene fal Capital News. W4&ifiKaTON, D. 0., Feb. 19— The committee on ways and rnean3 gave a hearing this morning on the sugar ques tion to J.E. Searles, Jr., of New York, for sugar importers, who made a lengthy review of the question. He claimed the term duties on standard of colors having been defined by the courts to l;e a well understood commercial phrase, it became a contract between the government and importers. Secretary Sherman defended the position of the department and in sisted upon its right, under the law, to test the commercial value of imported sugars in assessing duties and to employ such tests as in the judgment of the de partment would best protect the revenue from frauds. He should enforce his rul ings until further enactments of Congress altered or amended the present law. He was in favor of speedy legislation, how ever, to settle all points in dispute and hoped Congress at the present session would pass some law to accomplish that result The important business before Con gress i.-? now in such shape that it can be dually disposed of before the 4tli of March, and there is no further apprehen sion of an extra session. There are no questions of serious difference between the two houses on any of the appropria tion bills. The only item that will cause any delay in conference is an amendment by the Senate to the legislative bill au thorizing the employment of a number of additional clerks in the pension bureau. The sentiment of the House is against any such increase of the clerical force of the bureau, while the Senate holds that the increase is necessary to facilitate the pension work. The Senate will insist upon the amendment in conference and the House will resist. On all the other appropriations the two houses are in accord upon all items of any importance. The Senate amendments to the funding bill will be concurred in by the House. The declaration of a number of the lead ing Republican members of the House — men like Frye and Hawley— at the caucus last night, in favor of the passage of an apportionment bill indicates that no time will be wasted on that measure. Even should the apportionment bill fail it would not necessitate an extra session. The bill to prevent the spread of the cattle disease in this country, pending in the Senate to-day met, with opposition from numerous Senators who earnestly advocated a law for this purpose, but con demned the present bill as crude and full of imperfections. The debate indicated that the pending bill could not pass, the prevailing opinion being that it would be better to wait until the next Congress for such a law than to put through a meas ure so imperfect. Senator Johnston, chairman of the select committee which reported the bill, states that he in tends^o get the committee together be fore noon Monday for the purpose of amending the bill so as to cover the de focts complained of. It is not probable, however, that he can so change the bill to make it acceptable. If the pending bill is rejected or recommitted it will put an end to the whole subject for this Con gress. Senator launders, of Nebraska, to-day offered an amendment to the river and harbor bill, to appropriate for improvement of tne Missouri river, in accordance with the surveys heretofore made. Mr. Saunders willdeliver a speech in favor of his proposition next Monday. He say* he does not expect to obtain the Sundau entire amount a3ked for, but thinks he will get enough to improve the Missouri considerably. Vice President elect Arthur visited the capitolthis afternoon. It was intended to give him a quiet but friendly reception in the Senate, but he reached the door of the chamber just a moment after the body had adjourned to attend the funeral of the late Fernando Wood. He was shown to Senator Conkling's committee room, where the latter soon joined him. There were put in circulation the past week 93,995 standard silver dollars and the corresponding week in ISBO 127,500. In a letter to the collector of customs at Boston on the subject of the rate of duty on imported wools, the assistant seretary of the treasury classifies wool top as scoured wool, and decides the rate of duty should be double that imposed on scoured wools, which will be three cents per pound. The funeral of Fernando Wood took place this afternoou from bis latu resi dence. Nearly all members of Congress and many prominent officers of the gov ernment* were present. The services were conducted by Dr. Paret, and were the regular services of the Protestant Episcopal church. The pal! bearers were Senators Thurman and Bayard, Speaker Randall, and Representatives Morton and Loring, Judge Wayne, ex-Mayor Barrett and W. W. Corcoran. Aldermen Mc- Averi, Fink, Murphy, Barnard, Henry and Hilliards, the committee appointed by the board of aldermen of New York, were present. The remains leave to-night for New York, accompanied by Repre sentatives Tucker, Frye, Phelps, Duu- Nell, Mills, Mch.in.ley, Ghittenden and ITutchmson, and t lie New York a'der raen. fNTERDICTED PORK, Tho French Government Issues an Order Which Lowers the Prices of Porl<, Lard and liacon on the Chicago Market. Paris, France, Feb. 19. — The importation into France of salted pork, bacon and hams from tho United States has been prohibited. Chicago, Feb. 19.— The receipt of a cable gram from London announcing the action of the French government which will practically prevent American hog products from entering French markets created almost a panic on the board of trade in provision circles, and perk, which yesterday sold up to $15.70,501 d steadily down to $14.93 h' and closed weak. Lard sold down from $10.C0 to 810, and bulk m?ats were proportionally weak. The market was ripe for such a movement, as the heavy advance of the last few weeks had met with reverses in its steady march, and, added to the natural ly weakening tendency which always follow^ a powerful upward movement, the startling news of protective measures against Ameri can trade created much more than ordinary excitement The prices of hogs, however, are so high as to warrant the current rales, and the demand from other European coun tries is likely to take up all the provisions that can be marketed from here at fairly re munerative prices. THE GLOBE HOROSCOPE. As it Casts it* Light on the Chicago Market*. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 10.— Tho speculative interest here has been centered in provisions to-day, that market breaking bad!}' on a report that the French government prohibits the importa tion of American meats. The circus com menced at the opening under a stroDg pressure to realize, and with little support to the market, prices declined on the run, April pork closing on 'change at $15 and lard at $10.10. On the curb this afternoon sales of pork have beea made as low as $14.70, but closing at $14. (X); and April lard $10.07 K. Lard has held its own better than pork but its frieads must support the market Monday. We will hove increased receipts of hogs next week. The grain market was dull and lower, in sym pathy with foreign advices and closing at 9?% c for April wheat and 41 ?ic for May. In corn, there are but few outside orders and no new features worthy of note. The feeling her; is towards lower prices. THE FUNDING BILL. New York National lSaiik.s Threatening to Withdraw Their Circulation Bather Than Take the Three Per Cent. Short Bonds. New York, Feb. 19.— The passage of the funding bill in the Senate led to prompt ac tion by some of the city banks. The Market National bank proceeded to retire its circul a tioa Friday aud yesterday there; was deposited at the sub-treasury §2,110,000 to withdraw bonds to secure bank circulation. The prin cipal banks making deposits were the First National bank, about $400,000; American Ex change National bank, §500,000; and the Third National bank $750,000. These banlcs with drew their entire circulation. Their action will be followed, it is understood, by many other national banlcs, which wore unable to secure full meetings of their directors on yes terday. Kxpusi-.l by Death. New York, Feb. 19.— A special from Phil adelphia says: Investigation into the affairs of Matthew Kolb, who died a few days ago, have brought to light forged bills of lading, which Kolb lately negotiated, to the extent of $125, --000. He had been a member of the Philadel phia Commercial exchange the past twenty years, aad his credit was good, though occa sionally known to need money. The bills are all held by the Philadelphia Warehouse com pany, a solid financial institution The forged bills are dated lowa Center, la., and purport to be signed by Lovejoy, a railroad agent. It i 3 rumored that Lovejoy has disappeared since the news of Kolb's death. Kolb dealt heavily in options and contracts ior future delivery of grain. He also carried on an ordinary busi ness of receiving and selling grain from th? West. Lost His Life But Saved the Train. 1 ! Lafayette, Ind., Feb. 19.— About four miles cast of this city, this afternoon, the connecting rod on the engine on the west bound passenger train on the Wabash road broke and knocked the cab to pieces, iaflicting injuries on the engineer, Wash. Carpenter^ which resulted fatally this eveaing. He stood at his post of duty until knocked out of the cab by the revolving rod aad prevented a horrible accident by putting on the air brakes and shutting off steam. The Thirty-Second Ballot. ELvrrisbubo, Pa., Feb. 19.— At the thirty second ballot for United States Senator only seventy-four were present: Beaver, 98; Wal- lace, 21; Bayue, 20; Schofield, 2; Bhiras, 1; Mc- Grath, 1; Lee, 1. Adjourned till Monday. Diphtheria Care. In all case 3 when used Dr. E. B. Halliday's Blood Purifier has proved a certain specific for that dread disease, diphtheria. It muet be taken at once, and in double dose 3, gargling the throat when swallowing it It is not only a cure but a preventative as well, so get a bot tle of it at once, use it, and it will do you good, as it is the most wonderful blood medicine now in existence. Crosman & Plummer, City Hall drug store, Minneapolis. For sale by all West ern druggists. Noyeaßros. & Cutler, drug gists, wholesale agents, St. Paul, Minn. See Kavanagh's Auction Sale in want col umn. SAINT PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1881. THE LEGISLATURE. A QUIET D A V IN BOTH HOUSES TES TER DAT. The Railroad Bond Bill*,— Taxing Tele graph Companies— The Winona & St. Peter Investigation -The Normal School Appropriation*— A Largo Number of Kills Passed by the House. SENATE. Yesterday was a very quiet day in the Senate, that is to say, it was quiet in comparison with the two sessions preced ing, when eloquent bursts of vituperative eloquence were the order of the day; when huge, dark, nimbus clouds of wrath overspread magnificent countenances; when the bald spots on Senatorial domes of thought grew scarlet with the vehe mence of their utterances, and the men who shouted the loudest ruled the roost. But a change lias come over the spirit of their dreams, and the pleasurable anticipation of a quiet Sabbath with their families at their homes in excogita tion of speechse to be made on the bond question on Monday at 2:30 was de picted upon their faces. A lengthy and perhaps hot debate upon the bond ques tion is expected, and when all the big guns of the Senate, and the little guns, too, loaded to the muzzle for that occa sion, together with such venal and hire ling newspapers as the little lying ffls patch and the Pioneer Press, loaded with beans and fourteen-syllable words, are touched off in unison upon this question, it is presumed there will be a concussion which will astonish the natives exceed ingly and probably lift the leaky roof of the Senate chamber. Good Lord deliver us! Routine Report. Senate met at 10 o'clock. Devotional exer cires by the chaplaiD. Roll called and journal approved. STATE RAILROAD BONDS. Senator J. B. Gilfillan, from the judiciary committee, reported a substitute for the bill providing for the adjustment of the Minne sota State railroad bonds, aad the bill to de vote the proceeds of the internal improvement lands to their payment. The bill, together with the bills which it is intended te super sede, was made the special order for Monday at 2:30 o'clock. TAXATION OF TELEGSAPH LINES. The committee on taxes and tax laws re ported a substitute for Senator Hinds' bill re lating to the taxation of telegraph lines. The substitute substantially adopts the lowa law on this subject, requiring telegraph companies to report to the board of equalization the number of poles and miles of telegraph wire, which board places a value upon such prop erty and levies a tax upon it equal to the aver age tax on other personal property. The sub stitute was adopted. RAILROAD DISCRIMINATION. Senator Peterson offered a resolution author izing the committee appointed to investigate the charges of discrimination in freight rates on the Wiaona and St. Peter railroad to prose cute their inquiries during vacation of the legislature, and to extend them to other roada in the State. BILLS INTBODUCED. By Senator Wedge — To appropriate $580 to reimburse V. P. Kennedy for expenses in curred in contesting the election of Hon. W. M. Campbell. By Senator Adams — Relating to the running at large of domestic animals in Dakota county. Passed under suspended rules. By Senator Miller — Providing for the rep resentation of tiio State of Minnesota at the international exposition. By Senator Wheat — To amend the charter of the village of Preston. Passed under sus pended rules. SEX AT B OIL 1.3 PASSED. To locate a State road in LeSeuer, Scott and Rice counties. Authorising tin improvement of Stewart river. For the protection of Woodvitle cemetery. Relating to the time for holding terms of court in Murray county. To establish a State road in Wadena county. Senate files 69, 83, 84, 116, 118, 150, 167, 172, and 279, appropriating money out of the in ternal improvement fund for the construction of bridges, were passed. HOUSE BILLS PASSED. Changing the boundaries of school districts in Rice county. Creating a school district in Faribault county. Providing for the arrost and punishment of tramps. Amending the law relating to garnish ments. Amending the law for the preservation of game. To promote immigration. To change a military road in Sherburne county. To incorporate the village of Audubon. Relating to the levy of taxes for State pui 1 - posee. Incorporating the village of Hector. Authorizing the town of Plainview to dis pose of certain funds. Incorporating the village of Kaeson, Dodge county. HOUSE. There was little of a notable character in the proceedings of the House yester day. The forenoon was consumed m the introduction and reading of bills, over thirty being presented for consideration. There have been introduced thus far- in, the House 563 bills, five more than the total of the last session, and there are eleven working days of the session yet remaining. In the afternoon a resolution offered by Mr. Burger, directing the fir ing of a salute on Washington's birthday, was lost, not from lack of patriotism, but through fear of fatal results. Fourteen Senate and eight House bills were passed during the afternoon, moat of them with out opposition, and only one calling out any debate whatever. Taken altogether the day was not misspent. Routine Report. The House met at 10 a. it, Speaker Fletcher in the chair. Prayer by the chaplain, Rev. ,Dr. Wright INDEFINITELY POSTPONED. Senate bill appropriating % 950 for improv ing the grounds of the Normal school, at Winona. The bill for a constitutional amendment donating the swamp lands to the Stale Forestry association. On motion of Mr. Daniels tha special com mittee on judicial districts was discnarge.d, aa it had been found impossible to secure the at tendance of a quorum. Mr. Daniels offered a resolution authorizing the committee on discriminations in freights on the Winona ABt Peter railroad to inquire into discriminations on other roads, and to sit during the vacation. Laid on the table. Mr. Kneeland offered a resolution of inquiry as to the disposition of the drive 'well fund, and the status of the litigation instituted under the law passed hi 1879. Adapted. HOUSE BILLS PASSED. The bill to divide the town of Two Rivers, Morrison county, was passed under suspension of the rules. NORMAL SCHOOLS. Mr. Sanborn, from the committee on nuance, submitted a report accompanying the bill for appropriations for the normal schools. The report 6ays that there are now 5,000 teachers in the State; that there are 453 pupils in the normal department and 273 in the model department of the three normal schools, and goes on to explain and enlarge upon the ne cessity of providing competent instructors for the youth. It is contended that the present appropriation of $30,000 is not sufficient, and recommends the addition of $8,000 more, $2,000 to the Winona school and $3,000 each to the Mankato and St. Cioud schools. The report was adopted. BILLS INTRODUCED. By the Judiciary Committee — To increase the number of the judges of the supreme court to five. Also amending the statutes relating to the duties of the reporter of the supreme court. Also to pnnish rowdyism on railway cars. Also to provide for the surrender of a princi pal by his sureties. Also.providing for the reporting, stereotyp ing, printing and selling of reports of the su preme court. Also as to proofs and testimony before regis ters of the land offices of this State. By Mr. Comstock— To appropriate $180 to pay the salary of John Schroeder as commis sioner of statistics in 1872. Also, authorizing Clay county to issue $10, --000 in bonds to fund its floating debt. Also, incorporating the village of Lake Park, Becker county. By Mr. Kendall — To prevent the destruction of fish during the spawning season. By Mr. Wagner — To change a name. By Mr. Linnell— To prevent the running at large of cattle in Meeker county. By Mr. Denby— To amend the law relating to aid for the support of the poor in Freeborn county. By Mr. Collins — Regulating the manner of levying executions and write of attachment in towns not under towaship organization. By Mr. Toae— To change the boundaries of Brown, Cotton wood and Redwood counties, and to create the county of Lamberton. By Mr. Loveland — To encourage timber cul ture. By Mr. Hulebak — Relating to the formation of town insurance companies. By Mr. Caine — Relating to the maintenance of a bridge across Rum river in Isanti county. By Mr. Putnam— To authorize the county of Anoka, and several towns in Hennepin county, to issue $30,000 in bonds to build an iron bridge across the Mississippi river at Anoka. By Mr. Cutts — Amending the law relating to the use of text books in the public schools. By Mr. Buckman — To constitute the coun ty of Mille Lacs one commissioner district. Also, for the support of the poor in Morri son and Bentoa counties. By Mr. Washburn — To reduce the law incor porating the village of Morns, Stevens coun ty. Passed under suspension of the rules. By Mr. Washburn — To locate and establish a State road from Herman, Grant county, to Lowell, Big Stone county. By Mr. Bohland — To create special district No. 25 in Ramsey county. By Mr. Kendall — Relating to terms of the district court in the Eleventh judicial dis trict. By Mr. Sabin— To authorize towns in Wash ington to aid in the construction of the Still water & Hastiugs railroad. By Mr. Rosebrock— To amend the charter of the city of Owatonna. By Mr. Kneeland— Granting swamp lands for the construction £f a railroad through Mower, Dodge and otter counties to St. Paul and Minneapolis, said lands to be donated to the Dubuque & St. Paul railroad company. By Mr. Wilson — To amend the law relating to taxation. Also, to change the names of towns in Lyon county. Recess till 3:30 p. m. Afternoon Session. The House re-convened at 2:30 :•. m,, with an exceedingly small attendance. BILLS INTBODUCED. By Mr. Allen— Amending the charter of the village of Taopi, Mower county. By Mr. Kendall — To enlarge the powers of the St. Louis river improvement company. WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY. Mr. Burger offered a resolution directing the adjutant general to fire a salute of thirty-eight guns on the morning of Washiagton's birth day. Lost. SSNATB BILLS PAS3BD. Relating to roads, cartways and bridges. Regulating the business of insurance com panies. Relating to the formation of corporations. Allowing St. Louis county to issue bonds for local purposes. Locating a State road from Alexandria to Herman. To incorporate the village of Glenwood, Pipestone county. Authorizing the c.onatructioa of a dam across Red Lake river. Legalizing certain acts of the commissioners of Murray county. Incorporating the vfllage of Brown's Valley t Traverse county. Incorporating the village of Vermillion, Dakota county. • Relating to terms of court in the Ninth ju dicial district. Relating to the salaries of county officers. For the protection of fish in Freeborn lake. Prohibiting the payment of the salary of the attorney of the Twelfth judicial district out of the State treasury. HOUSE BILLS PASSED. Relating to the organization of camp and grove meetings. Detaching Grant from Douglas county and organizing it for judicial purpose*. Relating to the organization of Polk county. Legalizing certain purchases of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad company. Relating to the deposit of county funds by treasurers. Extending the jurisdiction of justices of the peace in Crow Wing county. Relating to the organization of corporations. Amending the charter of the village of Du luth. Adjourned. FOR OJTJB WEEK. Remnant Sale. To be closed out without regard to value, to make room for new goods now being bought. The entire balanco of our stock of Silks, Velvets, Drees Goods, Black and Colored Cash meres, Fancy Goods, Notions, Ribbons, Em broideries, White Goods, Linens, Hosiery, etc., will be offered at such prices as will sell the goods. Remnants and short pieces of Linens, White Goods, Embroideries, Silks, Dress Goods, Woolens, etc., etc, vnthovt regard to the cost for one week only, from Monday, Feb. 21«r. D. W. Ingkbsoll. A Co. IngersoU Block, Bridge Square. Another Grand Combination and Consoli dation in the Musical Instrument Line. Messrs. Dyer & Howard, the leading musi cal firm of this State, have secured the control of J.he celebrated Chickering Pianos, and now represent the two strongest and largest firms in the United States manufacturing piaaos, vu.: Bteinway and Chickering. Buch a com bination cannot fail to secure to them a fur ther extension of their already immense busi ness. The growth of their branch house in Minn°apolis has been rapid, and is fast in creasing. Mr. C. E. Dyer, who was formerly one of the copartners iv tha house of Dyer & Howard, but for the past six years has been a resident of Detroit, Mich., has dow returned and taken charge of the Minneapolis house. ' (BlnbE. THE LAND LEAGUE. Enthusiastic Meeting *-»»t Night— Letter trom Michael Davitt— Got. Plllsbury'a Telegram to Parnell— Kapid Increase of Membership. The attendance at the regular meeting of the Central Land League club last night was exceedingly large. The hall, corner of Seventh and Jackson streets, was densely crowded with members and friendsof the order, and the exercises were attended with the utmost enthusi asm. Mr. John Bell, the treasurer, submitted his report, showing a balance of $69 in the treasury. Mr. MacCarthy, the president, read a rejjort from the executive committee, of Dublin, showing the workings of the league and outlining the preparations in progress to turn the management of the league over to the ladies in case of co ercion, under the leadership of Fanny Parnell. In alluding to the success of the league the chair stated that in all there were twenty-three branch leagues in the State of Minnesota. The following enthusiastic letter was read from Michael Davitt, the agitator, penned the day before hi 3 last imprison ment: The Iri3h National Land League, Of fice 39 Upper Sackville street, Dublin, Febru ary 2d, 1881.— Dear Mr. McCarthy: I have received your letter of January 14th, enclosing a sura of .£4O, for the defense and land league funds. As the state trials have already come to a victorious termination for the land league there is no necessity any longer for a defense fund — except a defense against the landlords and other enemies of Ireland. I take it that my friends and co-members of the land league i n St. Paul will have no objection to have their munificent offering placed to the land league fuud. We have received so many substantial proofs of the warm sympathy shown by the Irishmen of St. Paul towards us in this struggle, that we can only again reiterate our sincerest thanks for the continued support they are giving to this'movement, that is destined, ere long, to crush landlordism aud open up a new era of prosperity for our long suffering land. Kindly remember me to all my friends in St. Paul. I remain, my dear friend, yours sin cerely, Michael Davitt. Mr. Wm. Louis Kelly read Parnell's manifesto, the full text of which has ap peared in previous issues of the Globe. The saliant features of the manifesto were received with spirited manifesta tions of applause. The Minnesota resolutions passed by the legislature were read amid great en thusiasm. The president reported that a telegram, of which the following is a copy, had been cabled to London yesterday, (Satur day,) morning, and at the time of reading was probably before the house of com mons. St. Paul. Feb. 19, 1881. Chaß. Parnell, House of Commons, London: The Minnesota Legislature has unanimously passed resolutions of sympathy with the Irish nation and deprecatory of coercion measures. iJ. S. Pillsbukt, Governor. The reading of the telegram called forth round after round of cheers and applause. Mr. R. J. Markoe offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the grateful thanks of the members of the Land League are due and are hereby tendered to his excellency, Governor Pillsbury, and to Senators McCormick and Case, the movers of the resolutioa of sympa thy with the Irish nation, and through them to the members of the legislature of Minneso ta, for their unanimous expression of inter est to the well being of the Irish people. Gen. Johnson, who occupied a seat on the,platform, was called upon for an ad dress. Upon being introduced, he de livered a patriotic, eloquent and mag netic address on the wrongs of stricken Ireland, predicting an early freedom from the yoke of English tyranny. The speech was interupted by frequent bursts of applause. Mr. Wm. Louis Kelly then read a beau tiful poem on tho wr»ngs of Ireland, the production of Fannie Parnell and enti tled ' 'Hold the Harvest . ' ' The poem was received with marked interest. Eighteen new members were then ad mitted, making a total membership of 550 members. Mr. Lawrence Fahey, from the com mittee on the organization of a military company, reported adversely to the or ganization of a company in connection with the league. The same committee reported that a military company of fifty members had already been formed outside the league. Gen. Johnson stated that he was pleased to hear that the military question had been ruled out of the league. He had never known a coward among Irish sol diery, and they were all ready to fight wUen the time come. (Applause.) An interesting address was then given by Mr. R. J. Markoe, who outlined the causes for disturbance between England and Ireland, which had arisen from long years of tyranny, oppression and injustice. The speaker alluded to the an archical and insurrectionary movements that agitate England and threaten her dawnfall The speaker was in favor of boycotting English manufacturers by re fusing to pnrchase goods of English man ufacture. By logical argument Mr. Markoe showed that in boycotting British goods the interests of American manufacturers would be advanced to a flourishing con dition, while the movement would great ly assist the cause of Ireland J. J. egak. At this point loud calls were made for an address by County Attorney Egan, who was observed to enter the hall. Mr. Egan responded with a powerful and con vincing address, reasoning from the broad principle that the issues at stake were not the exclusive right of Ireland but com manded equally the attention and admir ation of universal mankind. Mr. O'Keefe was called on for a song, to which he responded in a spirited man ner; the president announced the recipts of the evening to be $38.50, after which the meeting adjourned to meet next Sat urday night. Masquerade Ball. The grand masquerade ball under the auspices of the employes of the Mer chants hotel will take place at the new market hall on Friday evening, the 25th inst. The arrangements are in charge of a competent committee and the affair promisee to be one of the most enjoyable events of the season. The committee on prizes offer premiums as follows: To the most elegant masked gentleman, a gold lined silver nut bowl in the form of a chariot; to the most elegant masked lady, a massive silver jewel case, of exquisite design and lined with red satin; most comic male character, a bronze combi nation writing set, clock, rack for pens, etc.; most comic female character, silver card and boquet receiver, lined with gold; best clown, an elegant chased silver cake basket. AMUSKMENT NOTES. Sam. Colville has returned from Eoglaud, and that country is happy. Mitchell's Pleasure Party begins a two weeks' ongagemeat at Boston on Monday evening. "The Galley Slave" has had a very success ful run at Haverly's Fourteenth street theater, New T&ork. Lotta has beeu playiag very euccesef ully in Louisville during the week, changing her bill each night. It is said there arc two Chicago journalist* who are not writing plays. There is hope for the country yet. Fanny Davenport put in the week at Pitts burgh, and judging by the audiences she suit ed tha city of soot. Sullivan and Gilbert have quarreled and dis solved partnership. We will therefore have uo more "Pinafores." "The Black Venus" is to be withdrawn from Niblo's, New York, next weak, to mako room for "The Tourists." Salvini played at Booth's theater on Monday afternoon to actors only. He had a large and critical audience. The stage of Wallack's new theater in New York will be the largest in the country and the scenery the finest. Last week's business iv Cincinnati theaters was very light, and managers have been going around with empty pockets. "Hazel Kirke," now in its second year at the Madison Square tlieater, New York, is drawing only moderate houses. John Rogers has taken tla.3 contract of star ring Minnie Palmer for the next five years. It is doubtful if slie will last as long. Sarah Bernhardt opens a season of eight nights at Havana, Cuba, oa the 24th. The aale of seats has already been very large. Pauline Markham lias been unable to obtain an engagement on the stage, and is looking about for a new husband as- a substitate. Manager Henderson, of the Standard, New York, finds that "Drink" doesn't pay, and has given it up. Joe Emmet should do likewise. Raymond is playing "Fresh, the American," with considerable success. Rose Eytinge, his mother-ia-law, will shortly join bis company. The New York managers are combining to put a stop to the dead-head nuisance, which has grown to such proportions as to seriously injure business. Bernhardt was too ill to play at New Or leans one evening last week. It is the first time she has disappointed an American audi ence. Patti has increased her term?, and now re fuses to sing for less than $3,000 a night. Nicollinl, her brevet husband, is thrown in for an extra $200. "Deacon Crankett," Habberton's play, has proved successful generally, but has of late fallen into the hands of several poor compan ies that are ruining it. Sara Jewett, of the Union Square company, received the largest salary of any stock actress on tho American stage— s4oo a week. She is worth every cent of it. Maud Granger seems to be on.tlie downward grade. She has joined a weak company at Den ver, and will spend the remainder of the sea son in the mining districts. Kate Claxton is doing remarkably weil in the West. Her St. Louis engagement was more profitable than any she has played there since the Southern hotel fire. Rice's Surprise party has held the boards successfully at Ilaverley's Chicago theater during the past week, and will continue in "Revels" for another week. Genevieve Ward will open at Philadelphia to morrow evening in "Forget-Me-Not" and five new dresses. There would be more dresses if the play containedmore acts. Kato Bateman, once the reigning beauty of the stage, is now so stout that she has been obliged to quit aiting. She still retains much of her beauty of face, however. John Dillon has quit the use of intoxicants forever for the fortieth time, and is again touring the country. Most of his best peo ple have abandoned him, however. Sothern's last request was that his friends should not attend his funeral. He said: "Peo ple catch such colds staadir.g around a grave with their hats off." Considerate, certainly. Baker and Farron have done a very meagre business at McVicker's tlieater, Chicago, dur ing the past week. They will be succeeded this week by Salvin:, who opens the week in "Othello." Maggie Mitchell has been drawing immense houses at Hooley's, Chicago, during the week. Herne's "Hearts of Oak" combination opens this evening, and has an assured large Dusi neas for the wee!:. There has been standing room only at the Grand Opera house, Chicago, during the en gagement of Thomas W. Keene, the eminent tragedian. Ha has proved a great drawing card all over the country. Milwaukee was formerly considered the worst "show town" in the country, but LouisviHe has of late usurped the doubtful honor. A company is in great luck if it gets out of that town with expenses. A Youngstown, Ohio, barber has written a drama, in which seven of the cast commit suicide, two are murdered and two hung, the latter suffering early in Vie play, for if they did not doße of the company would be left to take part in the execution. The Lingards, William Horace and Alice, have arrived in San FrancUco from a suweaa fnl tour in Australia, during which William Horace managed to go through bankruptcy. They will play "Stolen Kisses" in this coun try. Both have had ample experience. Harry Hunter, who made a wide reputation throughout tho country in the eccentric char acter of the Lone Fisherman, in "Evangeline," died in Cincinnati oa the 15th inst. Ho was the only support of aged parents, and was a genial, companionable and kiudhcarted man. The. Roscnfteld sisters, with the aid Of Seiberl's orchestra, will repeat the last Opera House concert, by request of their German friends, this evening, at tho Athenaeum, the admission being reduced to 25 cents. They depart for the East early this week. Embrace this last opportunity to hear these distin guished artists. Edwin Booth appeared as King Lear, at the Princeas theater, London, last night, and was decidedly successful. The house was well filled, although tho weather was unpropitious. Mr. Booth was called before tho curtain after every act, and after that in which Lear recog nlzes Cordelia he was summoned three times to tho front, He was well supported on the whole by the company. Tha scenes with GoQStil and Poor Tom were especially well received New Ix>t. New let. Siyltok Brocade Drcas Goods onljr 10c a yard. Samples mailed on applioati*n. New York Novelty store, 23 West Third street, St. Paul, Minn. The clearing sale is to last 13: dAya more, only. : Bargain* in all departments. E3TBBLBT & Hjii.MJM.iNM. NO. 51 ST. PAUL MARKET. PROPOSED ORDINANCE OP COMMON" COUNCIL, OF ST. PAUL Regulating tiie Renting of Stalls, Ktc, of New Market House, which was Referred. to Committee on Ordinance*. An ordinance in relation to the Public Market building. The Common Council of the City of Saiat Paul do ordain as follows: Bectioa 1. That the City Clerk of the Citj of St. Paul shall at such time as the Common Council may fix by a resolution duly passed, offer at public auction, at the main entrance to the public market on Wabashaw street, for rent 'for a term of five years, all the stalls, stores and the restaurant in 6aid market house, said City Clerk first having given ten days pre vious notice by at least five publications ia the official paper of the City of such renting. Water, heat aad gas will be included in th» rental price of any and all of said butchers' stalls, or stores, the restaurant only excepted. The rent of said restaurant, butchers' stalls and stores shall be paid quarterly in advance, Provided, that all butchers who have takes out thoir license to do business for the year 1881, and who shall rent a stall and remove his or her business into said market house, shall be credited with the whole amount of said license money, as a part payment on the first quarter's rent. Provided, further, that no butcher stall, store or the restaurant shall be sold for lees than the sum hereinafter named as an annual rental, viz: Butchers' stalls numbered 2, 8, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14, four hundred dollars each; stores numbered 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2*, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, two hundred and forty dollars each; aad store number 32, five hundred dollars. Stores lettered B, C, Dand E, three hundred dollars each; store A, four hundred and eighty dollars; and store numbered t, six hundred dollars, and restau rant for the sum of nine hundred dollars. Provided, further, that one of the conditions of tho renting of any stall, store and the res taurant shall be that the purchaser shall hold the same subject to all ordinances now in force, or that may hereafter be ordainad ia re gard to said Market House. Sec. 2. That if any person or firm bid off any butcher stall. 6tore or the restaurant and fail to pay tha fir6t quarter's rent as provided in the foregoing section, be fore the adjournment of the sale, it shall be the duty of the City Clerk to re-offer, and con tinue so to do until rented, if there are bidders for said restaurant, butcher stalls or store, or either of them as the case may be. Provided, however, that the bid of no person or firm shall bejreceived by said City Clerk.who has bid off any stall, 6tore or the restaurant, and refused to pay for the same in accordance with his or their bid. Sec. 3. It is hereby made the duty of the City Clerk, to report at the next meeting of Common Council after said leasing, the names of all persons who -were the highest bidders for any butcher stall, 6tore or the restaurant, giving the number or name of each aa the case may be, and the amount bid, and if said bids are approved by the Cttrnmon Council, the said Clork shall then make an entry in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, of the name of the purchaser, the number, letter or name of said stalls, store or the restaurant, as the case may be, and the price to be paid there for, with the date from which said leasing is to commence. The said Clerk shall then cause duplicate leases to be executed by the pur chaser of any and all stalls, stores and of the restaurant, and by the Mayor and said Clerk upon the part of the Gity of St. Paul, oae of which said duplicates shall be delivered to the purchaser, the other filed with the City Comp troller. In case the bid or bidder i» not ap proved by the Common Council, the City Clerk Bhal! forthwith return to the bidder the money paid on account of said renting. Sec. 4. That any and all Btalls,or stores or the restaurant, not rented on the day of the pub lic auction as aforesaid, may be reuted as hereinafter named, for the minimum price named in eectionona of tais ordinance, as the rental price of any stall, store or the restaur ant, for the term of five years, from the date of the approval of the application. Any per son or firm may make application to the City Clerk, and at the same time shall pay to said clerk one Quarter's rent ia advance for said butcher stall, store ov the restaurant, which application the said Clerk shall report to the Common Council at its next meeting, aad if approved by said Council it shall then be made a matter of record by said Clerk, arid a lease executed as provided in 6cction three of this ordinance. If said application is not approved by thp Common Council, the City Clerk shall refund the money to the applicant as provided in section three of this ordinance. Sec. 5. No assignment or transfer of the lease of any or either of the butchers' stalls, stores or of the restaurant shall be of any force or effect whatever against said city without the consent of the Common Council first had, and any attempt to assign, transfer or set over aay or either of said looses by the lessee therein named to any other person shall for feit and render such bond invalid if the Com mon Council so order. Sec. 6. Any n.ttempt to occupy any stall, store or the restaurant for any purpose othei than that for which it was specifically rented shall forfeit and render void the lease for the same. Sec. 7. That it shall be tho duty of the City Clerk to collect all rents for the use of the butcher stalls, stores aud of the restaurant in said Public Market House, and if any rent shall remain unpaid after due for five days, ho shall report the fact to tha City Attorney, whose duty it shall be to take- the necessary action to dispossess the party so in default. Sec. 8. That the Market Master of said city shall have the control and charge of said Mar ket House, and shall have the management and renting of the public hall in said Market House; provided, however, that the following are named as prices, below which the said Market Master shall havo no authority to rent said public hall, yiz: For. balls, parties, lectures and public meet ings, .fifty dollars per night. All meetings, fairs, and public gatherings held exclusively for charitable purposes, thirty dollars per night. Military and quasi-military organiza tions, five dollars per night during the sum mer season; ten dollars per night during the winter season; to which shall be added the cost of keeping said hall clean, which shall be paid by the company using tho same. Provided, however, that said organbiat'on shall only have the use of said hall at th« foregoing prices when not otherwise used. Sec. 9. This ordinance to take effect aud be in force from and after its publication. Organization Notice I. O. O. F., Order of Rebecca. On Wednesday evening, Feb. 16th, Evening Star Lodge No. 15, Order of Rebecca was organized by Monroe Bheire, D. D. G. M., at Odd Fellows' hall, and the following officers duly elected and installed: Mr. L. Leigh, N. G : Mrs A E. Slater, V. G.; MrA.' Gamble, T?eat' urer; Miss Annie Wisnom, R. 8 • Miss M Mattson, W.; Miss Jennie Wisnom, Cor' bee; Mrs. A. C. Long, I. G.t Mrs M V Riley, R 8. N. G.; ]&. JenettEii, L 8 N. G.; #r. Thomas Rilcy, R SVG- Mr. Wm. Matteson, L. 8. V. Q ' Fee* of Doctors. The fee of doctors is an item that very many persons are .interested ;in just at present. Ye -believe tho schedule for U 3f t!J f- \l?!f Ch Would tax a man con* fined to his bed for a year, and in need of dady visit, over $1 0 a * ear for medi cal attendance alone! And one single bot tle of Hop Bitters taken in time would save the $1,000 and all the year's sickness. Graad ball by 8t Paul Grove No 7, U. A. 0. D., Wednesday evening, Feb. 23, at Pfeifer'g caa be procured from members of Urove.