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V/orld, an eight-page paper, in connection with the Globe, at the follow ing extraordinary low ratss: Daily and Sunday Glodk, 7 issue 3 per week, (by mail or carrier) with the N. Y. World, C is- . Dues per -week, (Sunday omitted) one year $13.00. Same issues for six months for $7.00. Daily Globs, six issues per week, and theN. Y. World, 6 issues per week, one year for $11 00 Tae .me issues forfiix months for .$6 03 The Globe seven i;=flae3 par week aad New York Suii six issues for one year.. SIS. 50 game issues for six months for 7.00 Tli'3 Globe, six issues per week and New York Sim, sis issues, for one year for.. 11.50 The 6amo issues for six months for 0.25 No club subscription taken for less than six months. Cash in advance must accom pany all orders. Address DAILY GLOBE, St. Paul, Minn. TESTERD 1 1" V MARKETS. The wheat market generally sustained its buoyant character of Thursday daring tho whole of yesterday, and prices ranged a shade higher at Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Paul. This is owing to two facts—the one that thera is always a reaction, oven if it bo only spasmodicafter a loai seiie3 of bearish hammerings effectual to Ih9aiou:it of 6@7c. . .The other cause, and in this instance probably the more responsible one, is tha fact that , tho' visible supply has about reached its climax. ; Thursday the visible supply had slightly increased, but yes terday there was a depreciation, which being known, was followed by a slight appreciation of value 3. Receipts at Chicago yesterday wore Less than the previous day, being 81,217 bushels of wheat against. 119,942 for Thursday,while the shipments for the two days were nearly-identical. Crtbkvranu are not very encouraging, tho mar kets at .Liverpool, . Mark . . Lane and Paris all showing wheat weakening, j n ' a still moro marked downward tendency may be expected if the weather holds good for pre paring the land for the spring sowing. The stock of bread staffs in the united kingdom is large, and so are tho cargoes en passage, and nothing short of a war cloud heavy and threater inc, or the real ones deluging the little island with continued fluvial downfalls can at this time give a coloring of pretence for ac advance in prices. ■ ' «——■■— ' ■ Seugeint-at Abms Leedom thinks Hon H. B. Payne will be the next senator from Ohio. ■ _____ The anuonucement of the assignment of Henry Yiliard, yesterday, for the bene of his creditors confirms the special tele grams of the New York correspondent of Globe relative to the general wreck which has overtaken him. While Mr. Yillard has been unfortunate there is no evidence that he has been dishonest. The contest now in progress at Colum bus, Ohio, is very likely to decide who will be the next President of the United States. The Globe ia advised that Henry B. Payne is almost certain to be elected to tha Senate as Pendieton's successor. Such a result is almost certain to make Mr. Payne the Democratic nominee for Presi dent. If he is the nominee he will be elected. The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette is jubilant over the return of the editor of the Philadelphia Times to the Republican ranks. "He went-off several year ago" says the journal mentioned, "with th« Democrats, but found no horns in that party, and, like the prodigal son, he is re turning. A New Year's welceme and the fatted calf await him." If Col. MoCiura enjoys that kind of taffy he is welcome The Democratic party was not made any larger by his political flirtation with it, nor was it any smaller when he left it. Oii[TTinG<the Temperance, Greenback and scattering vote, the Republican ma jorities over the Democratic state ticket were as follows: Gov. abbard ; 13,841 Lieut, Gov. Gilman. 19,460 Secretary of Btato Yon Baumbach . .. .28,923 Treasurer Kittleson 28,095 Attorney General Ilann 27,351 R. It. Commissioner Baker.. SB,£oi There wers 4,924 votes oast for the Tem perance tioket, 79 for tha Greenback ticket and .59 scattering. The Republican ma jority over all is therefore an avenge of about 5,000 less than the figures given above for each candidate. Ace we never to have any more absolute beliefs in history ? It would seem not. Here is Mr. Zsb Rudolph (Mrs. Garneld's father) gravely assuring the Cleveland Leader that he believes Marshal Ney was his uncle. The "bravest of the brave" came to America and died here, says this imaginative old gentleman, being knows as Michael Rudolph, his true name. Now what becomes of that memorable trial by the chamber of peers on the 7th of December, 1815. and Ney's execution the following day, witnessed and carried out by his comrades in arras? What impostor of a substitute was it that met death with such a heroic front, and let Ney sneak off to America to beooma Michael Rudolph, and the uncle of the venerable Zeb of that ilk? 'Twas easy for the Rtv. Eieazer Williams to prove himself the ancient and missing dauphin, Louis XVl'a son. His fate was so mysterious as to make belief ! in a "Bourbon among üb" somewhat cred i ible enough to be gravely discussed pro ' and con. But Rudolph Key or nay Ru dolph, we must still regard" grandpa Ru dolph' chief distinction to lie in ' being James A; Garfield's father-in-law. State Teeasueeb Kittelson, with his u-jual promptness, presents his detailed re port of the state finances . this morning. It is an interesting exhibit, and one that will be carefully perused by tax payers. The report is so complete and elaborate that the tax payers can. ascertain by the inspection where every dollar of their money, paid for sia > txps ,has gone There is no better law on the statue book than that which calls for this annual de tailed exhibit, and no State Treasurer has ever more promptly or more faithfully complied with the law than has Mr. Kittle sou. What the south wants mobt is a free i baiot and aa honest count. Until these shall be se cured it will never prosper. Tha war ended several years ago.— Cincinnati Commercial. The south has these things everywhere except in the regions where such Republi can Bourbons as Mahone and Chalmers are the disttrbing element. This thread bare blather is the Republican preface to eaoh recurring presidential cam paign. Why not be honest and act as if you understood that the war was ended several years ago, instead of pursuing a course "to fan the embers of sectional hate and treat nearly one-half the states of the Union as if they were poriahs to be cast out and avoided." It is quite time to rebuke this unpatriotic spirit and teach the Republican fanatics and disturbers of the country's peace that this reckless misrepresentation is no long er tolerable or to be toler&ttd. A HURRAH CAMPAIGN. The Boston Evening Transcript nomi nates Ganeral Sherman for the Presidency, with the important announcement that such a nomination would produce "a hur rah campaign," something after the rat tling style of the "Tippecanoo and Tyler I too" campaign, it is presumable. The i journal aforesaid, with logic worthy of the "Hub," goes o^ to inquire if snob, a cam paign isn't the only practicable one until the people arc reedy to decide upon the one great issue, the conversion of *he tariff for protection with incidental revenue, into one for revenue with incidental protection. There may 'be ocoult wisdom in the definition. of the dif ferenca bstwixt tweedledum and tweed'.e dee, and if so there mast ba puncheons of wisdom in these two views of the tariff. Tha idea of making a liumih's-nest of William ' Tecumseh may suit the make shift insincerities of the Republican par ty, but there is no probability that a ma jority of the voting population would pro uoance in favor of placing the govern ment in the keeping of such a set of hur rah-boy madcaps as the Boston propo sition involves. It would not turn out to be the most surprising thing in life if such a nomina tion transpired at Chicago on the 3d of June next, but it would be a genuine surprise if such a nomination should be ratified on the second Tuesday of next November. The American public have been hum bugged a good many limes, and may ba a good many times more, but to sup pose they can be cajoled by any assort ment of hurrahs that can be invented at Boston or anywhere cisc, into the perfor mance of electing "old Teeum3eh," is pre suming too much. The people are too s*nsib!e to crave the dregs of such a frolic, and the proposition goes to show ■that the Republican leaders regard their organization hopelessly in extremis. ! CURRENT .COjIMKXT. Rhea doesn't like Paris. "I tell you,"ma dam,' sh» said to a Philadelphia Press corre spondent, ' Taris is ea'er! Yon say ia English, hell." New this is buncombe, for Hhea doesn't maan a word of it. It is assorted of M'lle that she is the most politic foreigner o£ the professional world that has ever come to America. She leama the public feible of etery town where she plays, if it is worth her while, and she defsra to it, and enthuses about it. The idea of America is merely a place where money is to be had for the well advertised asking, and then come the delights of the old world. Her eaying brings to mind the words of President Matthleu de Yienno to a murderer, not long ago. "Paris,"he said ad dressing Barre,' "had the misfortune to attract you Paris, where fortunes are quickly made. Paris, of which city you first caught a glimpse in 1867, when y«u came to the exposition. Yes, Paris! When I see bo many strangers at this moment running after the en j»yments of the capital, I cannot restrain my salf from trembling." No doubt this excellent jug d' inst ruction was sincere, but with all his candor he wouldn't lo cate the inferno in the fascinating city any more than he would in Chicago, New York, or Lon don. He wsuldn't dejpise then to that ex tant. A. Man hss besn discovered in Virginia who has feur vriTes living. He began his career in New V ork, and etarted there with one wife. In a few yearn he ekippad away to Pennsylvania and married No. two. A little far;Loi on he took a walk into New Jersey and settle;! down with No. three. From thence ha wen: to Maryland «sd found and married number four. This Tra3 eigkt months ago. This lady, Miss Erarist, he took to Nottoway county Virginia, and settled down as a small farmer and country storekeeper. Number four found him out, and corresponded ■with the other wives, Bhealeo cnased his arrest. The lady having been mar ried in Mary, and began her proceedings there, and the much married Mr. S. L. Hardy will lan guish for a period of years in quarters where there will be no scope for the bigamous adventures which havo characterised kis career for tbe last thirty years. As this amatory gentleman is bat nfty-five years of ago the prospect of his doing such penance as th 6 law requires is very favorable. Reports from all sections of the country gire evidence that the custom of ladies receiving New year's calls from their gentleman friends is largely abandoned. Tae custom haa been much abused and the open house victimized by calls from persons of very uncertain or no standing in eeciety, who have embraced ths opportunity to appear wkere they could not be welcome, for ths sake of the free lunch which forms a part of tko social ceremony, once a refined pleasure. Tlie impositionsimpoeed render the abandonment of receiving New Year's calls quite imperative, and presently the custom will quite disappear The other day Mrs. Blame and Mrs. Logan were seen walking together on Pennsylvania avenue in Washington, and the story at once ran through the town that Mr. Elaine had attached himself to the political fortunes and ambitious of Senator Logan and was supporting the latter for President. A day or two later Mm . McEl roy, President Arthur's sister and Miss Susan B. Anthojiy were seen walking together upon the THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, SATURDAY MOKNISG JANUARY 5,1884. 1 streets of Washington, and of course the logical! coaelusion is that the President is about to pro vide '. a mistress for the White House, ai:d the wedding wiii be soon. Chicago has tho distinction of introducing a new system of ■ robbery. ;At rather an early hoar, few evenings since, a citizen of the /west side pursuing his homeward way vras asked coma trivial question by a man and -woman, and before he could answer " - was stunned by a blow udminister-d by the man whiie woman skillfully went through his pockets finding a small sura of money aad a watch. The robbery affected, the man hastily departed in one di rection and tho woman in another. This transac tion is a new feature in the profession \ and the belated citizen of Chicago mas; hereafter be on hie guard against the woman he may meet, or the individual ia woman's garb, as it is ky no means certain that the female robber in this in stance was not a man disguised, the mor» sarely to accomplish the crime. At New Philadelphia, nut hating aa aitillery piece at hand and desiring to render homage to the advent of the new year, Samuel Fagley filled an old log with giant powder. The fose being tediausly tardy the patriotic man approached the improvised cannon ta ascertain the reason of the delay, when suddenly the salute was pro claimed, but the young man was blown into the canal, and tora and lacerated and provided with a broken arm. Congress should at once grant him a pension, or, at least, hs might ba made a Colonel in the Salvation Army. Tkk idiocy of pistol carrying had an illustra tion the day before New years at Knoteville, W. Y&-, when Mies Sallie Langhery, 18 years of age. was walking with her aifianced husband. The youDg man in taking his handkerchief from hiii pocket pulled oit hie pistol. As the weapon f9ll npon the gr^ni'l it discharged, tha ball striking the lady in tho 6ide causing instant death. Govzßweß Pendleton of Ohio expreses tha opinion that the Democratic party in Congress connot accomplish much with a Eepublican sen ate to nullify their action and a Republican President to veto suah measures as they may •ucceoed in passing. Ho holds to the view that the Republicans will endeavor to show that leg islative action on the tariff would be in the in taroat of a war against capital, -with the intent to enLst the sympathy of corporations wsd manufacturers. Tub unwi' ldy New York legislature an-1 all the lobbyists from Arthur <?own to Clint Wheel er are in a great state ovr>r the organization. Wood-pulp Miller is backing Titus Sheard f«.r speaker, and Arthur is backing wood-palp Mil ler, and that statesman is to back Arthur for President next summer. WiLii Caixetos's first poem, "Betsy and I are out," wis sent to his friend Locks of the Toledo Blade. The editor laid it aside among tho suspended communications, but one day being short of "c»py" gave it out to the print ers, little dreaming i's publication would make the author famous and pat h:m on the r. ad to wealth, Mr. Whitthorne oi Tennessee, whilo iv con gress proved r. thorn to tho secretary <>2 the Navy and dow that he is out of congress he is continu ing the work of endeayoriag to probe the corrup tion in that department. Mr. Cos will find him a valuable ally in the duties that devolve upon the chairman of the House committee on uaral affairs. The Patent-office will ask c^ congress permis sion to übo a portion of the two and a half mil lion dollars lying in the treasury to the cradi of the department, to render its service men efficient, ihe Patent office is self-sustaining but its surplus is covered into the treasury an( cannot be reached except by appropriation. Undek the heading, "prominent people,".the New York World prints the following: "Hou. Knute Nelson, member of the Forty-sighth con gress from Minnr!sijt3, is the first Scandinavian ever elected to xLat body. He represents a race of men who ara fast gaining .prominence in the politics of tho northwest. The publication of tho intereitinjj serio3of Huatington letters make the .Republican papers very dismal, si'jd Mr. Huntington is such a good Republican a rid gave big money to elect (iar field and Arthur. It id really too bad to make such an expose of ot-o oi" the mea Who bought the Presidency in 1810. "Extra Billy" Shitu, a former Governor of Virginia celebrated his oighty-s&Funth birthday the luat week in December at his residence at Warrenton. • Among thos9 who attended the reception were leading mombers of the Virgiiaa bar. The contradiction of the rumor that Mary Anderson was to marry the English Dnke of Portland, suggests the query did any one ever hear of any English woman of distinction mar rying an American man?— Exchange. Is the Baionees Bardette-Coutts, who married William Ashmead Bartlett, an English woman of distinction? Some of tha Republican papers ara turning up PecksnifiLin noses at the moral obliquitiee of Huntingdon. That iBon a par with the prosecu tion of Dorsey by the Administration for steal ing tbe money he used to buy its election with. Ex-Govebnob Coenell is ambitiouß to suc ceed Mr. Latham in the United Statee. The course he pursuod when the successor* of Conk ling and Platt were choEen, shuts him out of the race utterly. Pbesident Aiithue has begun tho social sea eon of the New year with, such devoted vigor that hie friends fear he will come out in the sprio.g a physical wreck again. The "handsome President" is overworking himself. Congkessman Belfoed proposes that the next Administration makes Arthur an Indian agent out west. That disposes ]of our "hand 6omo President" very cleverly. Geo C. Gorham after much anxloue plottinj failed to be elected secretary of the senate Porhaps Mahone might get the Governorshi] of Alaska for hiai. Being asked if he was a candidate for thi senate Governor Hoadly said, "I am not a can didato for anything but good health and to maki a g.od record as Governor of Ohio. Hollow at, the English pill man gave $500, --000 to the London hospitals, bnt lie only re turned a little money to the source from which he got much. Mrs. Gakfield has given to Hiram college a bust of General Gariieid. The memorial was unvtiled at tha close of the winter term bafore Christmas. Thtrty-oxe members of the House of Keprs sentatives and six senators of the 48th congress: are natives of the state of Ohio. An Ohio pout writes that the "earth is a gor £co us sponge soaked with divinity." A serioui case of the "divine afflatus," surely. The two United States senators from Indiana one a Democrat, the other a Republican, wert born in Ohio. The descendants, of General Jones Clinton er; to hoid a reunion at Albany, N. Y. next spring M.ESBE3 Cox and Springer bath accept Where's the m^n that said they would not? Vakdehbilt seems to be half horse. He has orga'-iiia 1 a coaching club of millionaires. WASHINGTON. A PRO DIG J.I, AND EXTERTAIXIJX O "COIiansSZOXER OF PEX&IOSa. I '••-, ■ ■■■■• ' ■ ' —: —'—' Ho is Hunting up Claiui^Btd and Has no Idea of the Value o Money— lie Pension ■ Appropriation Only Fifteen Millions— The Cuturo »tßorghaxa far -Sprin ger Concludes to Accept the Comiultt«e Position Given sHim—The• Greely Belief Expedition. I Special Telegram to the Globe.] Washington, Jan.] 4.—Commissioner Dudley is an enthusiast about pensions. Said a member of the appropriations com mittee to the Globs correspondent: "He wants everybody pensioned who had any thing to do with the w*r, or at least every body who got a scratch, and he seems to think it is the duty of the pension office to hunt every man in the country that is entitled by law to a pension and give it to him. The result has been that the expenditure for pensions has grown to an alaiming extent, and there is no telling where it will go to. Of coarse the fault is primarily due i* imprudent legislation, but the evil has been aggravat ed by the manner of its administration. Besides this, the commissioner does , not seem to have maoh idea , of the value of money. He talks about , millions for peasions as other men would 1 speak of thousands, and has no clear idea i of how much will be needed to pay pea sions for any definite period" , u '.,. The Globe correspondent called on Col. Dudley, and asked for an estimate of , the amount that he would expend during the : ges&nd half of the current fiscal year. The commissioner replied he could not pretend to state with any degree of accuracy. He had expected he would use about $50,000,- , 000 during that period,but it would depend i upon the character of the cases to be in- i vestigated and upon other contingencies in the current transaction of the business of the office. He would certainly not reach that sam if members of congress continue to consume so much of the time J of his clerks by writing to him for state ments of the status of pending cases. Since the Ist of December the work of his office had been seriously embarassed by the necessity for taking clerks from their regular work of examination of cases to report the status of cases in reply to letters of applicants '"»ar_ed by congressmen. Col. Dudley u^_itted that in making estimates be was obliged to guess what amount of money won Id be needed, and he preferred to ask for too much than to have to go to congress for a cUfieienny. Chairman Randall, one of the appro priation committee, said to-day, the sub committee on pensions had, . afver careful examination, concluded that an appropriation of $15,000,000 in addition to tho unexpended balano9 that will remain will be ample for pensions. He says the estimate of the sub-committee is that thi3 will give between $70,000,000 and $80,000,000 for the year, and that those figures come up to what the secre tary of the treasury thinks will be neces sary. When Cemmisaioner Dudley asked for and obtained §100,000,000 he estimat ed there would be a surplus or unexpended balance of $14,000,000, when in fact it reaohed $39,000,000.' At the beginning of the current' fiscal year the com missioner had $125,000,000 on hand, up to the present he has used $30,000,000, and the sub-committee estimate that he will hi the end of tho year have left at least $55,000,000. To this they propose to add|;jjls,Goo,ooo,'thu3 making the appro priation for pensions for the next fiscal j year $70,000*000, which Mr. Randall sajs all authorities think will be sufficient. ONE MAN SATISFIED. Eeprescntativa Hstidersoa, of Illinois, was at the oapttol to-day, attending to correspondence with his constituents. He says he is entirely satisfied -with tha committee nssignrnsats given him by Speaker Carlisle. He had desired to bo put on the commerce committee again because he is interested in legislation for the regulation of inter state commerce, but he is on the commit- j tees on rivers Jand harbors, and railways and aanal3, both of which are good com mittees. • • THE FLOBIDA SHIP CANAL. It is understood that ex-Gov. John C. Brown, of Tennessee, president of tho company that proposes to build a ship canal across the Florida peninsula, will bring into use this winter his experi ence a3 • a congressional . lobbyist. Th 9 projectors of the scheme want gov eminent aid upon , the groand that the canal would form a valuable link in the system of coast defense recommenced by Secretary Chandler. ASSISTANT SEEdEANT-AT-ABMS. . Isaac Hill, of Ohio, is booked for ap pointment as assistant sergeant-at-arm3 of the house, and the place would have been filled sometime ago but Hill went to Ohio to work for the nomination of Payne or any man to beat Pendieton for the senate. [ "';'. THE JUDICIABT COMMITTEE. The house judiciary committee formally organized to-day, and the members had a general interchange of views about the business likely to come before the committee. One of them saya nothing important ia likely to come otii of that committee this session. SOBGIITJM SUGAB. Advance sheets of the report of Prof. Wiley, of the agricultural department give valuable information of experiments last year in making sorghum sugar. The pro fessor does not hesitate to pronoance erroa eous the prevalent idea that evsry farmer may become his own sugar maker. Sor ghum, unlike sugar beet, oontains noii crystalizable sugars, tho separation of which demands much skill and scientific knowledge. Sorghum sugar will have to be made in largo factories, and existing factori*« have shewn it can be made, how profitable or unprofitable cannot be stated. Prof. Wiley suggests thug farmers near faotories may in effect make their own sugar by raising cave and trading it at factories for eugar. Cana giving sixty pounds of sugar per ton ought to bring the farmer thirty-five pouuds,the rest of the sugar and molasses going to the manu facturer to pay expenses and yield profit. The profHablene33 of making sugar from sorghum depends largely on utilizing all the waste products. Scums and sedi ments make manure hardly inferior to guano. Bogasse or cruda oan be turned into manure by being thrown into hog pens, as at Bio Grande, N. J., or it will make a fair quality of priniiog paper. It is - not economical to barn it. If the manufacture of sorghum srgar ia proved to bo profitable, it will result in supplying to a large extent our demand for sugar. Bat aa sor ghum makes a great deal more-m01a5563 in proportion to sugar thau sngs.r cane dees, when there is enough sugar there will be a great deal more molasses ihaacati be disposed of. Prof. Wiley has made ex perimentally some fiaa samples ot rum and slchohol from sorghum molasses. Under favorably oircamstasces one.gallon of molasses weighing eleven pounds wou Id give 2.75 pounds of absolute alcohol, 3.03 pounds 90 per cent, alcohol, and 5.5 pounds of whisky or rum. Thus eaoh gal lon of molasses . would give nearly half a gallon of commercial alcohol and %of a gallon of whisky or rum. A3 it has been abundantly proved that sugar can be made from sorghum, the government should make further ex periments in this direction. Prof. Wiley has tried the diffusion *pr o C6ss and fiud3it yields 20 per cent, more segar, bat at somewhat higher coat than grinding. The government should purchase machinery for large experiments in diffasiou process es and should raise its ' cane ' somewhere else than near Washington, as land here is expensive and not adapted to the purpose. The govern ment should aids make arrangements with agrioultaral college* or other agencies in the variois states for experimenting with sorghum culture to determine what parts of the country are most favorable to the cultnro of sugtr-prodacing plants. Prof Wiley suggests that in eaoh state two aoros be divided: into ten plats, five for sorghum four for b*ets and one far corn, to test for purpose* of comparison the general fer tility of the soil and chancier o' the season. The government ought to carry on for a series of yeara the process of selection of sorghum seed in order to seemra an improvement in the quality of cane. Supplementary to this report it may ba stated that the past y«br proved a disad vantageous one for sorghum sugar mak ing, not ocly at tha - agricultural depart ment, ■•■■! generally. The conviction is growing among those who are making ex porimonta that 'sorghum can»ot be relied on to sugar in our extremely northern states, but that in spite of occasional successes in Minnesota there is a sorghum belt as th3i-a is a corn belt, north of which the crop oanuot be relied on. COXSOLIJD.Vr.Iiia CTJBTOIIS AND REVENUE DIB TEICT3. Next Monday, Mr. Thompson, of Ken tucky, will introduce into the housa a bill of considerable importance in tho opinion of Kentucky members. Ii will provide for the consolidation of internal revenue and customs districts into one for each state and territory. It abolishes the offices of coinrnissionor of internal revenue and collections of internal revenue and customs duties, and provides for the appointment of one col lector for eaoh of tho new distsiots with authority to sub-divide their districts with the approval of the secretary of the treas ury, but that in no case shall a sub divi sion be formed in whioh the customs and internal revenue taxes do not exceed the oost of collection. Deputies are to be ap pointed as now provided by law, and tho bonds of collectors and depu ties may be increased to com pare with the changed condition of things. The duties of commissioner of internal revenue are to be transferred to the commissioner of custom?, whose title is to be changed to that of commis sioner of taxes. Salaries are to be paid iv lieu of fees, and all fees are to be col- j lacted by use of stamps. A section pro vides for. an unlimited bonded period for distilled spirit?, dispenses with monthly bonds and requires ye;;:!/ bonds. Eight feeedon3 contain elaborate provisions and regulations for special bonded warehouses, to which whisky may he movad from mall distilleries. It provides for allowances for leakage for eight years. The secretary of the treasury may exempt distillers of spirits from grain from any provision of the lavra relating to the manufacture of spirits embraced in title 25 of the revised statutes with certain exceptions. Tax paid stamps may be deposited for sale in national banks designated by the collect ors. xna pension ofpice. Col. Dadley will recommend to the sec retary of the interior a plan for improviag the effioieney of the pension office. It in volves the weeding out of employes without regard to their grade and the retention of only the moat competent and efficient olerfc?. He thinks the process of expurga tion would result in the dismissal of 250 clerks, and the appointment of about 100 new men, also that the aggregate saving in salaries would be about $125,000 a year. rOJAIISQ IN THE OAPITAL. Mr. Henry Watterson, editor of the Cowi:r Journal, and Mr. Hyde, editor of the St. Louis Republican, are expected :n this city in a few dajrs to take charge of the correspondence with their newspapers in relation to the trail! for three months. ENTERTAINING THH EDITOBS. The committee of arrangements ap pointed by the Illinois »tate association to prepare a programme of the entertain ment f«r the Illinois Proes association will report at the next meeting. The visitora will arrive on Snnday, February 3. Mon day evening ib.6y wiii attend a reception given in their honor at which speeches of welcome will be delivered by General? Baum and^Lo^un, Secretaries Lincoln and Chandler, Speaker Carlisle aud Messrs. Morrison, Springer, Hen derson, Payson, Davis and others. Tha entertainment will include a trip to Mt. Tarnon and Arlington, a visit to the Corcoran art gallery and other placos •of interest in and around Wash ington. Thursday will be spent in Balti more, and on Friday tha party will re turn to their homes. THE KEHrrjCKTT BENATOBSICIP. Representative Willis ha 3 ju3t returned from Kentucky. He thinks that Williams is losing ground ia the senatorial race, and that Isaac Caldwell, of Louisville, will become a formidable com petitor against Blaokbarn when Williams drops out. It is believed by Kentuokians here that the race will ul timately be between Blackburn and Car lisle, or more probably between Carlisle and Caldwell, with the chances in favor of Carlisle in eith9r event. Carlisle will not willingly oppose Blackburn, but will certainly aocepb if nominated. Wil liams' term does not expire until March, 1885. [Western Associated Press. | A DBO2EABE IN THE INCOME Washington, D. C, Jan. i. —The post age stamps sold for the quarter, which ended on Sept. 30, 1883, aggregated in value $10,017,580, a decrease as compared with the corresponding quarter in 1882 of $192,010; the gross receipts for the same quarter were $10,497,423, against $10, --102,678 in 1332. Deducting the expendi tures and the balance due tbe United States by postmasters, of $0,379,191, the amount is smaller by $G00.045 than the balance for the enme quarter of the pre ceding year. These returns are for the quarter preceding tha • BEDTjCTION IN POSTAGE, - and the reduced . revenue as compared with the preceding year, is accounted for by the fact that the postmasters were en deavoring to close out their stocks of three cent stamps in anticipation of the demand for the new two cent stamps, and the re adjustment of the salaries of postmasters resulting in an increase! campensation which absorbed a large portion of the re oaipt3. . -..; ■; ;.• T COUET VAETIAL. Chaplain Tooasaint Mesplie, of the United States army, found guilty of diplioating pay accounts, will be dis missed the service on tka fifteenth instant. THE TBEASUBE TBOVK. Cross, the agent who represents the in terest of the government in the $5,000, --000, supposed to be in the wreok of the British ship Hussar, at the bottom of the East river, and Bean, of New York,; who advanced the money to carry on the •earoh for the treasure, had an interview with the solicitor of the treasury to-day, and filed affidavits setting forth, that Thomas, the contractor, engaged in the work, in not prosecuting it with proper energy, thus neglecting the interests of the government and involving the promo ters of the enterprise in heavy unnecessary expenses. The solicitor told the coin pltunaata that he would ask Thomas for a utsUment of his side of the case, and lay the matter before the secretary Folger. Solicitor Raynor believes in the proba bility of the rehovery of the treasure. BELIEF 70S TIE GiiEELI PASTX. Several Arctic experts appeared by re quest before the Greely relief board to-day aDd gave tbeir views in regard to the equipment and management of an expedi tion which it is proposed to send to Smith Sound next spring. Dr. Bessela, who was chief of the scientific corps on the Arctio steamer Polaris, expressed himself in favor of an expedition up the coast of Green land IK SMALL OPES BOATS, in case i". rhould be found impossible (or a ship to gee through. Mr. George Ken nan, whose Arctic experience wa3 gained in Siberia, described tha traveling and eiuuping methods of tha natives of ih-.t country, their sledges, snow Bho«.«, dress, sleeping bags, etc., and recommend ed ths adoption of many of them by tho lenders of tho projected expedition. Ha aleo made a numbar of suggestions oj t cerning the relief for the Gre«ly party, among them the following: First, that the government ■ ■--•■■■ OFF«!i A BE-J7AEI>, as other governments hav<* done in similar esses, to the officers and craw of any whaling vessel which should find and re lieve Greely and his men. Second, that tha board make an official application for advice and suggestions to Sir George Nares, Captain StephensDn and Commander Markh&m, of tat) British A. . tic expedition of 1875, who are probably tho best living authorities on Smith's Bound and its neighborhood. Third, that the leader for tha proposed expedition be •elected at once, that he be a man of ex tended Arctic experience and not too much hamper, d by instructions. SPHINGES WILL 6EBVE. Representative Springer, at the earnest solicitation of prominent Democrats, both here and in the state he represents, has oonclu iea to accept tbe* position on the house committee to which ha was assigned by the speaker. He says ho is not un mindful of the fact thr.t a great injustice has baen done him and his constituents, but it is not for him to decide what posi tion he «hall fill on the committee, and he therefore aooept3 tho SITUATION IN GOOD FAITH *ad wiil proceed with zeal to discharge the duties assigned him. His commit to will at once institute a thorough investi gation of the department of justice. He dots not predict the result, except that the whole truth shall be known. He says ho has no friends in the depart ment to shield or enemies to expose. The investigation, so far us he is concerned, will be non-partisan a»d impartial, but br thorough as it possibly can be made. His committee will ask the house, soon af tor congress reassembles, for authority to send for F2830N3 AND PAPEB3. Springer has been connected with a number of investigations during the past nine years, and tho first session of the Forty-fourth congress, as chairman of the committee of the department of state, ha investigated the offices of the United States consuls abroad, and es pecially the charges against Consul General George F. Seward, after wards minister to China. The investiga tion continued four year?, and witnesses ware brought from China. It resulted in twelve article? of impeachment of high crimes and misdemeanors, atid an action on the articles was prevented in the forty fifth congress by filibustering. The de partment of state, however, BIOAIiIiSD SEWARD, their minister. Aa chairman of the sub committee oq foreign re ations, Springer investigated th 3 fraudulent Yerif z lela claim. Subsequently congress continued the investigation and the last congrees, a bill was passed Betting aside the awards and providing for a commission to audit the claims. He was also a member of the Potter investigating committee iv taa forty-fifth congress, and a member of the investigating committee of the forty-fifth congress, and a member of the sub-com mittee that went to Florida to investigate the alleged frauds in that state. In thsin investigation of the department of justioe, tho examination will be carried on openly, and those who hinted at frauds will, Spring er says, be given aa opportunity to tell all they know. Increased. Street C»r Service. Twelve new street oars were placed oa the St. Anthony hill route yesterday after noon. They are commodious and elegant. Hereafter daring the crowded morning and night hoars there will be a three mmu*e service on this route and six minute dur ing the middle of the day. The company expsct twenty-seven more cars shortly for the other lines. Converted to Judaism. New Tobk, Jan. 4. —Three young girls, sisters, were received into tha communion of the Jewish Synagogue. The girls were converts frera Christianity. Their father was an Irish Catholic. Mrs. Frances Belle Beachams, of Wil mington, Del., has entered suit against Caroline county to recover $1,200 for ex penses in securing expert testimony while on trial last summer ou the charge of poisoning her husband. Her acquitt v was credited to these experts. THE BURLINGTON DEMURS IT WtZZVTT OEM MO COXDITIOXS »iT IJBfi THE n ESTEHX POOL. Bat Prefers i ... ,tt Al>>7«« for IU ii *r»> of Missouri iiiv< r t ru_io—The KeVnlt oX the Conference at Chieaso Te«tercsav—The Other Reprwe B tatiT«fl >'onpluß»sti by the Haralt. Th« Burlington's Attitude. [Si»»cial Tel*gnvai to tho Globe, i Chicago, Jan. 4.—Tho most momentous question with which the railway world has had to deal for many a day, the attitude of the Chicago, Burlington & Quinoy toward tho tripartite pool, -as settled to-day by the ob3olmte refusal of General Manager Potter to affiliate with the new association. The absent officials having arrived, the joint conference was resumed to-day at the Graad Paoifie hotel, with a full attendance of the tripartite general managers- The Burlington was represented by its general manager. The meeting had been called to hoar the final answer of the Burlington to the invitation to join the new deal, and it was given without undue ceremony. Commissioner E. P. Vining occupied the chair, and, after stating the object of the meeting, Mr. Yining asked the Burlington representative if he was ready to make a final answer regarding the position his road would assume, rela tive to the western trunk line association. Mr. Potter replied that he could not under existing circum stances become a party to the new agree ment. "Is this your final answer?" the chnir man aeked. "It i«," replied Mr. Potter, "and under no circimsttncoa will tho decision be ie considered. The Burlington will have no connection whatever -iih the weatoin trunk line association:" This frank and unequivocal declaration was entirely unexpected, and the delibera tions were resolved into a degree and pow erful pause. j\£eeei-i. CablG. Clark, Hughett, and Viningthea hold a hurried consultation at the ojno!u3ion of which Mr.Cable took the floor. The old deal," » lid he, "is very appar ently closed up, and thore is no necessity for any further diacuc-aion of that matter. The association, however, i-< willing to make one more effort to adjust existing differences, and thus avoid possible com plications which cannot h-j otherwise than dißa3trou3 to all concerned. Will you (audressiug Mr. Potter) onter a pool, tbo parties to which shall bo tho Bmiin^tou on one side and the Western Trunk Lino association oa lUc oSh "I cannot tell," replied Mr. Potter, "whether the Burlingtou would mako cny such alliance or not. Wo will require time to consider." He was asked how mach time and re plied, "till January 17.' The conferee adjourned to that date. ■ The Western J'oof. . Chicago, II!., Jan. 4.— The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad company declined to enter the now western railroad alliance oa the terms accepted by the four other lowa roads. This is the result of a two days conference between all the rouds in the interest, which closed this after noon. The session today continued from 10 till 2p. in., all the roads being repre sented by their general managers. The proposition, advanced to the Burlington woe, that it should join the new pool on the same terms as the Northwestern^ but this General Manager Potter of tho Bur lington', said, ha wan pftjmred to absolutely decline. This tmcr gency had apparently bcea guarded against, and the Burlington was requested to state oi. what terms it would Begotiatel A counter proposition was then pnjrgested that in order to maintain rates and. pre vent a war, two distinct jpoola be I'ornied covering nil competitive business on tiib lme of tha Union Pacific rend as far west as Deliver. TLo Union Pacifid and Us four present ailiep, the North western, Hock Island, St. Paul and Wabaeh forming one poo!, and tho Burlington and its branches forming the eeoond pool. In this tho Burlington is not prepared to return an answer, and au adjournment was taken on the 17th, to receive the Burlington's ultimatum. In case the Burlington should decide to negotiate on the terms outlined, it is stated that its negotiations with the Union Pacific will necessarily be pro longed, in view of the numerous points touched by the two lines as direct com petitors. As a result of the conference it is now deemed positive that the fixed policy of the Burlington management is against forming a part of tho new alliance and signing a twenty-five years compact. In this view, the possibility of the boards of directors of the Northwestern and W&bash failing to sanction th» entry of their respective roads has been ' issued, but as far &■ it has b6«n possible to ascertain the facts, it is not deemed probable that any of the four roads now in the alliance will withdraw. The likelihood of the Burling ton entering into any compact with the new alliance, even on the proposal for a separate pool, is deemed very uncertain. As far as official expression is willing to go, the Burlington, in the event that the new alliance ts maintained, will pursue a policy independent of sny compacts or pooling arrangements whatever. General Manager Clark, of tha Union Paeiuc roud> left for Omaha, to-night. Failures Tor the Week. New Yobs, Jan. 4.—Fall telegraphic returns to R. G. Dun & Co., shows the business failures for the last seven day?, number in the United States 319, and m Canada twenty-nine, probably the largest number of commercial casualties ever re ported in a similar period. IS'fw Yoek, Jan. 4. —Goldsmith & Kuan, diamond merchants, havo assigned. The preferences are $22,000. The assignment ! it caused by an absconding clerk with dia monds valued at $35,000. Pobtland, Me., Jan. —Win', Furbnsh & Son, piano dealers, hove faile Liabil ities, $27,000, nominal as3e?«, $12,000. The sales amounted to |70 00 I ■ we year. The steamer Humbert is at Avon Mouth, England, from New York, and report* her steering bridge and life boat dam aged, and part of her cargo jettisoned during the voyage. Albert E. Kent, of Sail Francinoo, a member of the Yale class of 1853, who, a few years ago presented Yale with $."<), --000 for the erection of a chemical labora tory, haa added $25,000 to hie original gift. - Qn36n Victoria has written a work en titled '-More Leaved from a Journal of Life in the Highlands." About eighty copies have been distributed to some priv ileged persons. The order of Elks have presented Irving, the actor, with handsomely engrossed res olutions as an expression of gratitude for his gift of $125 to thy chanty fond of the order.