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*SBse«k_ *♦ jSPStt. ...4. _ grr — Official Paper of the City and County. Pr ntedaiid Published EveiT Day in tha Year iZ THS H. r.VJi; GLOBE PBIK'UKQ OOHPABZ Ko. 321 Wabashaw Rtroet, St. Paul. Br. PAUL, TUESDAY, JANUABY8. rvEW THUS §F Tfll GLOBE. BE YEN IS3DE3 PEP. WEEK—BY CARRIER. Ono Year, payable in advance *8 00 612 Months, payable in advaaee 4 25 Three Months 2 25 YerJZonth ?» ISSUES PER WEEK—BY MAIL, POST AGE PAID. Cue Year ?6 00 Biii Month.3 3 50 ThreeTJonths 2 00 One Month 70 All mull Bubscrip'.ioES .payable invariably in ad vance. Seven Issues'pei weei| by mail at same rates o« I y carrier. SUNDAY GLOBE. By Carrier—per year $2 00 By Liail—per year, postage paid \JLM9 WEEKLY GLOBE. By Mail—postaare paid, per year $1 15 YESTERDAY'S MARKETS. Wheat at the local market yesterday wa3 a shade lowoi; corn waa in sympathy, but oats .-md hay were firm and a shade higher. Breadstuffs and ground feel wore slow; hog6 and live stock steady. At Chicago wheat opened firm, de clined, rallied and closed %c off Saturday's m 'ket for January. February was at the close yi- lower, and may dropped I c. C >rn was unsettled and lower l@lj£c. Oat"? declined %c for February and May, and l'oi : droppod 7>;C. Hogs wcro weak with Urge receipts. Cattle opened strong but closed weak. Good demand for prime sheep. At Mil waukee flour was dull and whrat was weaker. Cor.; .1:11 and oats quite. New York produce market was quiet; flour dull with largo receipts and light shipments; spot wheat was firm aud options weak. Liverpool cattle was }4C higher. The railroad stock market at Now York was rish, opening strong and then falling offf ,>■• '. 0 ' ..' in a reaction took place. Un'on Pao'fic 1 tock was affected by tho inti.o duoi n of i house to reduce 1 that line aud other stocks fell thy,bu( later rallied and the marktt closed The "beautiful snow" is eight inches at Memphis. f . rcE the cold weather set in the , i. i 1 scourge l;as greatly abated, and . s are no longer repoi [Strophe at Belleville is abject of further information in the bes this morning. In I033 o ''•■.'• and ghastly detail it is nearly a tho Milwaukee calamity ii the Newhall house burnei January Id, 1883. The Minnesota snpreme court yesterday decided that the St. Paul Street railway is personal property and cannot be assessed for paving expenses. The city secared judgment in the distriot court against the Street Railway company, but the supreme c ratt reverses tho decision of the court bbio.v. City Ccmptbolleb Roche presented his detailed statement to the board of educa ti.> 1 last night, f-howin^r their expenditures ror the year ending July 1, 1882. Like all of his statements it i6 minute and com plete in i!s det ills. A Eummary is given here and ir will shortly appear of ficiaUy and in full in tha Gi.cee. Co.sgkess began its work again on : €nj. Seven hundred and fifty bills dueed, nn indioation that n j>ocd deal 1 is proposed than can receive atten tion. In the .house Mr. Randall had the twenty days rule oi the forty-seventh con gress adopted. In the Senate a resolu tion of inquiry was adopted in regard to making politic il assessments in the de partments, in violation of the civil Bervioe Law. UncleRums Hatch, talking about the Northern Paoific and the Northwest, says that foreign capitalists will bring this very year $100,000,000 to invest in the region which the road Henry Villard completed has opened to settlement, development an 1 civilization. Limiting himself to a twelve month, Uncle Rufus may be a little over sanguine, bat the attractiveness of the Northwest to foreign capital is hardly re alized by tho people here at home. The comment reported in the Globe Washington special this morning as being made by a member of the French cabinet to an American senator, is worthy of more than a passing thought. The utt6r use- Isssness of our navy is so vividly depicted that it ought to crush for shame's sake the men who have made that department of the government merely an avenue for pri vato stealing. The robbery has been going on for the twenty years of Republican party, until this nation of fifty million peo ple is more helpless than were the thirteen colonies which formed the germ of the Republic. TnE newspapers and the politicians are determined to plaoa Senator MoMil.'an upon t!:3 bench iap'acs of Judge McCrary, rt6igccd. As Senator MoMillan can not hope for another sena t:rial tern', it is possible that a life position on the bench may have some attraction for him. It is a good time for as many Republicans as possible to se cure life positions before Mr. P-iyne is elected President. In case the senatorial vacancy occurs the politicians are fertile with suggestions far the Governor. Per haps the most plausible suggestion is the name of ex Gov. Davis. Washburn, Dun nell and Cole, who would all occupy the position of "Barkis is willin,' " were not very ardent Hubbard men in the last cam paign, and the Governor has a tolerably retentive memory. Gov. Davis has kept sufficiently alaof from politics lately to b6 "available." BARGAIS ASD SALE. One of tho smallest as well as one of the mot disgraceful political trades on re cord i a Minnesota, was consummated at the s'ate house yesterday. During the late campaign, Gov. Hubbard deployed a Democrats wird politician in St. Paul, namel C. M. MacCarthy, to go about the state and urge Democrats to votsforhim (Hubbarl). As MacCarthyha3 no political influence where he is known .the Governor kept him in the rural regions and he wis not heard of in St. Paul. It was charged by the Globe daring the campaign that ia addi'.iou to bis caBh re ceipts MacC irthy was prorni-ed the posi tion of adjutant general of the stato. The trade was bo open and brazen thit we be lieve the exposure of tho Globe was never contradicted, and if it hnd been it would have been at the expense of a falsehood. The trade was consumated yesterday wiih a shame-factduess which shows the obliquity of the parties to the bargain and sale. Both tho Governor and his pur ehaeed tool stem 2d to be proud of the transaction, and instead of making his delivery of the thirty pieces of silver a private affair, the Governor made it an especial public demonstration. His purchased Democratic vassal hired a brass band and heralded his own and the Gov ernor's shamo with brazen mu sic and artillery salute. In the presence of the throng whjch the clangor attracted the Governor an nounced the ratification of the bargain and proclaimed MacOarthy Adjutant Gen eral of the State. So far as the principals to this discredit able political trade are per sonally concerned, the matter is neither momentous or important, but when it is considered that the Governor of a great state, thu3 openly announces that he bought the services of a Democratic ward politician for a petty office in his control, it demonstrates the low plane of American politics. The so-called "spoils system," objection able as itis, only recjgnlzes official re wards bestowed upon members of the party which controls tho offices at the time. Tho use of political patronage to bribe and bay political opponents, is con demned even by the strongest supporters of the "spoils system." The surprising featare is that men should invoke brass bands and artillery to advertise their own political shame. CURRENT COMMEXT. The first draft of the poem "Excelsior," was written upon by Longfellow upon tho b-ck of a letter i:o had received from Chas. Summer. A memorandum upon the shec: reads; "Sept. 28, loll 8.80 o'clock, morning. Now in bod." Another copj' of the poem, written prior to pub »n, with this first one, is in the possession of Harvard. A BALTTMOEB minis.ter denounces wa'ch meet ing, but probably because be is a sleepy fellow and likes a quiet life, fie says the Ions oi s.'ejp, shouting, swooning rm .1 marching from chure >n of Religieus law, T.ial being tho case tho watch meeting:; aiust go, V v;-.y Abigatx Dodge, "Gail Hamilton," Mrs. Jaa <■'. Blaine's cousin, is a very dressy lady, and is sure to keep pace with the fashions, ir they ;,:<• becoming to her stylo or no'. "Gail," is plain, sherr, inclined to stoutness, mill i as brown eyes. In Gre 103 thore are only DOG women to each 1,000 men, but in Portugal it is different as thore are 1,034 women thereto each 10CO men. The whole Cincinnati Enquirer office turnec up at Columbus to beat Pendleton, says th? Conim?rcial Gazette, Mas. E. D. E. N.Soutuwokth always dress ei in black. She is tall, spare, has gray hai and a sad, grave face. Rev. Francis Hawley, father of Sonata Hawley, died 'fit Hartford January 2nd, agec eighty-one years. It baB not been announced which ono of th twenty-seven heirs gets Bamusa's white e'e phant. The Timos-Union ia the only Daily paper ii Florida, and is published at Jacksonville. !Not St. 1'ani Hanks. In noting the attachment upon tho Bis marck pinning mill it was mentioned that two St. Paul bi; ks, :he Capital arjd First National w< irs. This take. It is two banks, of sii e, at . Paul institn- They have no inferesi; whatev< r _in the matter. SABIN ON FtSASOE. He JFiivor-i a Two Per Cent. Be.iid as Se curity For Hunk Circulation, and tho Re peal cf the T.iX on Circulation. fSpccial Telegram to ihe Globe] Chicago, Jan. 7. —Senator Sabin, of Minnesota, went to Aurora this evening. He will start for Washington tomorrow evening. In relation to his views on finance recently expressed, Mr. Sabin said: "Some surprise eeems to have be9n created by my having advocated 2 per cent, bonds in place of the 4 per cent, government bonds now being reoalled. Thera is noth ing extraordinary in my position on this issue. I believe that thir ty or fifty year 2 per cent, bonds as a basis for banking purposes and security for circulation are feasible and desirable. I am in favor also of the aboli tion of the present tax on the circulation. This abolition would be a partial compen sation for the very low rate of 2 per cent, on the bonds, and though only nominally 2 per cent, they would be practically 3 per cent." While the rate is low no tax on circulation will be fair. The backs want a higher rate, of course, but they would accept a compsra tively low one as a compromise r.ither than run the risk of a disturbance in bank and business circles. These are my ideas on the bond question, and they miy be presented:* in the form of a measure." Mr. Sabin said that he had been repre sented by some interviewers as being an Arthur man and by others as for Ligan. He declared that he was for neither in one sense and for eithei in another, the latter of either were nominated. He said he was not pledged to anyone, but would support any Republican nominee and do what he could for his election. G. K. Bai nets' Successor. [Special Telogrcin to the Globe. 1 Chicaoo, Jan. 7. —Considerable interest has been awakened as to the probable suc cessor to G. K. Barnes, who recently ten dered his resignation as general passenger agent of the Northern Pacific. It was rumored to-day that H. C. Davis, late assistant general paseenge r agent of the Manitoba road had been offered the position, Mr. Davis arrivedJat Chicago to-day for the purpose,as is said, of representing tke passenger de partment of the Noretern Paoifio at the meeting to-morrow of the Traa§oonti nental association. Organized. Colombtjs, O., Jan. 7.—The Ohio legis lature convened *to-aay, and organized in both branches, and listened to the read ing of the governer's message. Joseph Cook in hid lecture in INew York on "England and America," compared Englithand American journalism, and deplored the fact that there was no day's ie3t for newspapers in this country. THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORjNT&G JANUARY 8,1884. BOAEB OFBDDGATION. j' THE REGULAR MEETING J-V THE j NE W ROOM 1* AT TitE HIGH SCHOOL. li'csJfinutlcn of Iu-psctor AVilgus—Dr. Mc- Caiec Cliosm in Kis Stead—The Atton-i- Riiceatthe Schools-A Faithful Teacher Allowed a Vacation— Financial State nitat oi the Coinptr.vlJfcr and Treasurer. The members of the board of education met last evening, for the first time in the new rooms in the basement of the south east earner ot the high school building. The room is handsomely carpeted, with an elevated platform for the president, and a stunning desk for the sec retary at the right of the president. Around the room are arranged the desks for tbe different members of the beard. These desks are very handsome and are made of cherry. EESIGNATION OE ME. WILG vJS . Mr. "Wilgus having moved out of the second precinct of the First ward, ten dered his resignation and the same was acoepted, when Dr. Murphy moved that Mr. Daniel McCaine be elected to fill the vacancy and the motion was carried. attendance upon the schools . The superintendent in his report gave the following figures as indicatiag tho number of pupils enrolled and the num ber attending the various public schools of ihe oity. Enroll Attea Schools. ment. dance. High , 231 199 Franklin 862 750 Ua<lie»n 819 445 Training 156 112 Lincoln 514 447 Webster 430 364 Jefferson 500 421 Van Buren 493 425 Monroe .'. ..326 293 Humbolt 256 199 I'ierce 228 2i'3 Washington 'Ml 181 Garfield 418 598 Jackson 309 259 Adams 208 169 Rico 155 123 Neill 150 130 Harrison 122 100 .!• .klin overling '........199 132 Madison evening 2t0 128 Humbolt evening 77 CO Monroe oreuing 93 50 Van Buren evening 91 42 Total 6,754 5,558 The number studying German during the last month was C46, These wcro dis tributed as follows: School. No. School. No. Kigh , 73 Jefferson 93 Webster Ou Franklin 117 Monroe 17 Madison 59 Humboldt 69 Lincoln 58 Van Buren 52 Jackson Ii Neil] — ,, 25 Total 466 PROPOSED vacation. Mr. Oppenheim offered a resolution granting Miss Shauley a vacation for six months. Mr. Donnelly supported tho same, and stated that Mis3 Shanley had taught in the public schools of the city of St. Paul for twenty-three years, and had been one of the most faithful teachers the school system of St. Paul .'ever had. Mr. Gilbort oxpressed serious doubts about the propriety of the board passing such a resolution. He was prepared to admit that Miss Shanley was a very exoellent and faithful teacher, and that if anyone deserved any consideration she could jasUy lay claim to it. The only doubt in his mind was as to the legality of it. Mr. Oppenheim repeated what Mr. Don nelly had said r.bout Miss Shanley teaching in the public schools with entire satisfac tion for twenty -thrso years and. declared it as his opinion that she had earned a va cation. The physioian who was in attend ance upon her had informed him that Miss Shanley was suffering as much from tae fear she had that sue would have to lose bftr s&if.ry as sh^ w;;s from her illness. The fact of the matter is, be said that she has not been performing her ,e2ular duties for g time. She has been at her post, it is true, but she has not fitloJ the position to whioh she was appc; and the committee on schools has known this all along, and it has been seen that this could not go on a grefit while longer, and that, the committee and board wou'd be ooiopclied to act in regard to her case. Ii was thought that in consideration of her long and faithful service the board should give her a vacation for six months, and in the meantime her salary go on as usual. Mr. Hamilton had known Mi?3 Shanley as a teacher, gfor a great many years, and wan as well satisfied of her ability and fidelity, as any member of the board could be, and held her in the highest esteem as a teacher. At the same time he had the same doubts as to the legality of tho act as Mr. Gilbert had. He could not see how the board could pay her for her time when she did not work. The Bame question was brought up in Minneapolis in the case of Mr. Toualey and the oourt decided that the board could not legally do what it sought to do. He would like to have the matter submitted to tho attorney of the board, with instruc tions to prepare an opinion in writing up on ihe subject, and that the opinion be placed on the reooid. Mr. Donnelly restated his'position,and by common consent, and on suggestion of the oity attorney the wording of the reso • lution was changed 00 as I ■> read that in consequence of ill health mat she be al lowed to be absent for a period not exceed ing six months, and in that form the reso lution passed unanimously. CHANGING TEACHEUS ABOUND. The committee on schools reported as follows: Miss M. M. Gibson transferred from the ft&rfield school to third grade in Franklin in place of MissDorsey, resigned, diss L. Gates appoined to the third grade in the Garfield school in plaoe of Miss Gibaon, transferred to Franklin school. Miss Ada M. Woodbury appointed to the seoond grade in ihe Garfield new room. Miss E. E. Horn appointed tempor ary principal in the Webster scnool, Miss M. Darrah was appointed teacher of the eighth grade in the Hum bolt school. Mrs. Mary Church was ap pointed teacher in the fifth grade of JacK- Bon school. The following teachers are recommend ed as suocfssful, and whose work has be6n entirely satisfactory: Miss Lucy Bolton, Miss Mary E. Stapleton, Miss J. Palmerj Miss A. Morrow, Miss Lizzie Caliahan Miss Ella Yeatoi!, Mi33 Kate Pettis, Miss Lacy Johnson, Miss Rose W. Nott, Miss Victoria La Croix, Miss M. A. Hub bard, Miss Emily Parker, .Miss Frances Lindsley, Mis3 Ad i Wale?. THE CITY TBBASTJBIB'S REPOKT. The city treasurer reported as follows as to receipts and disbursments, on aocount of the board of eduoation, from July 1, 1883, to January 1,1S84: BEflEIPTS. Balance $23,959 6 Coanty treasurer 41,558 il Certificates #r indebtedness 48,500 00 j Interests on deposit in Bank of Minnesota 143 77 Interests on deposit in Mational Ger man-American 47 10' Mortgage notes and iaterest 121 00 • A. 3. Wilgus, insurance refunded.. 7 93 : J. G. Dimrelly, secretary, tuition collected *. 2C0 20 Totalreceip's .?114,o32 63 DIrECBSEXENT- . School warrants paid $105X14 H Int. coupors 7,857 50 Express accounts t 14 14 Tota' disbursement;; §112,835 78 By balance j,640 87 tUl,5SJ 05 WTIEBB UEEOSITFO. X untz Bros., N. Y., to pay int $940 10 Bank of Minnesoia 70S 77 *1,S16 87 ANOTUEB SCHOOL EUILDINS. The committee on buildings and real estate was instructed to procure plans and specifie&tionsfor a new cicht room schoel house in place, and upon ths site of the present Neill sohool honee in the Fourt ward, to be submitted to tbe board for ap provel. Subsequently Mr. Millard was diree:.ed to prepare plans. A LXITLE EI1EXZE. Mr. Doncelly succeeded in getting the high echool before the board before any one knew what ho was about, and when ho he gos it there he proceeded to give it a very lively turning over. He declared it one of the biggest humbugs in the city, and an elephant of gigantic proportions. It cost a good deal of money and was p. source of im menee expense. Toe pupils do not learn anything of any practical value. They go there at 9 o'elock iu the morning and go away at 2 in the afternoon, and what they aro taught is ja3t nothing at all, "and for God's sike what good does it do?" Some of the pupils get a little smattering of Latin a,nd Greek of no value at all to them. They get instruction suit able only for a lot of dades. He had a boy going there but took him away. It is coating from $2,000 to $3,000 per month to run this big elephant, and what does any one g6t from it? Ur. Gilbert siid he had heard some crit icism as to the studies taught there. In his opinion if anything was wrong about the echool, it should be 3emedi6d. He, as chairman of the committee on schools, would confer with the superintendent and report what ohange could be made for tho better. Dr. Murphy could not see why anybody should rii&ke such charges. Ia his opin ion ths high school had done a good df-al for tho oity and would do more. He thought Mr. Donnelly had made n mistake in condemning it. No man in the board had worked so loDg and as bard s? Mr. Donnelly/,had to build the structure and ccv it Beemcd BtraDge to hear him c;>uderuuir: .>• ir in ?uch unstinted •:-:ni3. H* thought it wasnot necessary 1:. ■" pupils should r\ll study Latin and Sreefc. The subject was finally dropped without any action being tukec. MISCELLANEOUS. Tho attendance on the evening schools has dropped oH so that two of them have been discontinued. Mr. Donnelly offered a resolution com plimentary to Mr. Wilgos, Ui.d the same was unanimousJy adopted. The Comptroller's Rcjiort. City Comptroller Roche was present and presented his detailed report of the re ceipts and expenditures cf the board from July lat,1881, to July 1st, 1882. The report was referred to the committee on finance. The following aresome of the important figures: assets. Cash on hand $34,709 20 Franklin school (building and real estate).... 75,000 00 Humboldt Bchool (building and real estate; 12,000 CO Jefferson school (building and real estate) 45,000 00 Jackson schoil (building and real ectate) 15,000 00 Lincoln school (buildi'.'g and real ' ectato) 25,0C0 00 Madison school (building and real estate) £0,000 00 Monroe school (building and real estate) 15,0C0 00 McLean school (building and real estate) 10,C03 CO Neill school (building and real estate) 15,000 00 Rico school (building ani real estate) 6,000 00 River school (building and real te. 10,000 C ' Van Buren school (building find real estate) 25,000 00 Webster school (building ar.d real estate) ' 25,000 00 Washington school (building and real estate) 20,000 TO Unimproved real estate. 30^800 00 Personal estate, furniture, etc 20,000 00 Delinquent taxes of IS'al and prior years 50,000 CO Total $183,009 20 liabilities. School bonds outstanding July 1, 1882 §150,000 00 School warrants outstanding 1,390 66 Certificates of indebtedness 85,500 0) Building contracts uncompleted 1,024 00 Total liabilities $237,914 66 Assets over liabilities 5245,094 54 KEOEIPTS. Received of city treasurer from tax es and various sources . $251,746 i!4 expenditures . Paid interest coupons $10,800 00 Certificates of indebtedness 32,500 00 Inteiest upon same 4,944 72 Salaries 82,194 20 Fuel 7,141 06 Printing and stationery 2,982 85 Insurance 1,009 80 Real estate 8,500 00 Building 45,568 09 Local assessments . 559 33 General expenses 21,816 34 Total $217,837 04 Cash in treasury July I, 1832 34,709 2 J TAX COLLECTIOMSr From taxes $154,454 74 DISTRIBUTION. Sa'aries $88,497 £8 General fund 2J,'J75 99 Interest and sinking fund 12,935 53 Fuel fnnd 4,850 82 Printing and stati.>:i ery 1,79-5 54 Special redemption fund 25,099 48 Total $li;4,454 74 Inspection of Steamships. Mr. Frank A. Scott, assistant inspector of steamboats of this district, has com pleted his annual report for 1883, from which was derived the following informa tion, showing the business of the year: Total number of licensed officers in St. Paul, including masters, mates, pilots and engineers, 265. Total number registered at Galena, 519: aggregate of licensed officers, 784. Number of vessels inspected in St. Paul, 48; number inspected in Galena, 104; total number of inspections 152. Total tonnage of all vessels 18,951,95 100 tons. Daring 1883 over 300,000 passengers were carried, of which number not aeingle •life wrs lost. Elections. ToaoNTO, Jan. 7.—-At the municipal elections in Ontario to-dsy the following mayors vrere i elected: Toronto, A. R. Boswoll; Kingston, Dr. ' McCammon; Ottawa, C. F. Bate;Guelph, Caleb j Chase; St. Catharines, R. H. Smith; London, , C. S. Hyman: Belleville, J. W. DanneU. i Editors' 1 e jtiEg. j Columbus, 0., Jan. 7.—The Ohio Dem j ooratio Editorial association will meet at | Columbus on January 14, inauguration J day. WASHINGTON. THE DEFENSELESS CONDITION OF OUR SEABOARD CITIES. Comments ol 31. Challmel Lacoar o>i Our Army, Navy and Fortifications— Appro priations for .\eiv Publio Bui'd'n^s—A l'ropostrl American Customs Union— Oinnell Want 4 to be Senator. ISpecial Telegrira to the Globe. 1 Washington, Jan. 7.—Mr. Chalimell Laeour, the minister of foreign aftiir3 in the French cabinet, said last summer in conversation with a gentleman, described as a prominent member of one of the houses of congress, and who is undoubt edly Senator Randall L. Gibson, of Louisi ana: "Your country is not strong enough in nav^.l and military forces as they are now considered, to compel any European nation to accept the theory of supremacy of American ideas in the north American continent if it sh mid be ques tioned. Holding the opinions you do, it is the wonder of all Earopo that yon have permitted ycur means of deiense and offense—ihit is your army end navy—to bseome so reduced. How do you intend to maintain the Monroe doctrine if Prance questions j-jar right of interference with the Lesseps canal? I admit your wealth, but not your physical power. Your moral influence is great, but to every nation in Europe exoapt France yonr republic ia a standing menace of its destruction. The glory of the great oonntry across the sea is an actual threat to Gsrmany, Austria and Russia and ali other monarchies, and nothing would 60 please them as to witness your humili ation as a nation or even ths destruction of a Republisan idea. Yon may be sure it will come sooner or later if you persist in your course of allowing the rich cities ol the Atlantic seabord to become a temptation by their defenselessuess to the cupid it j or arrogance of the iron of j the wea;;c:-t in Europe. Way, in the i:;t-1 ligenco'isjj^.rtmsntof our war office we have 8 di ,in^ of every military work of consequence on tho whole American coast line, with comments on their strength, and there ia not a first class fortification .rig them. Do you know how long it tukes t > build a first class modern gun? It tiikes a wkoin yer-.r. Your cil be sh-jlied and Backed and laid under tribute while you were creati navy,cnd how could yon rebuild yon.- for tification with 1,000 pound thelis falling about the ears of the workmen? Be sure that your defenceless condition is thor oughly well known and commented \x>.u by every power ia Europe that would glad ly see you humbled, for a3 Isaidjocr prosperity is a dr.Egerous mcn?.?e to p.li uf them but Frauce. NEW POBLIO BUILDINGS. Bills have been introduced for the erec tion of twenty-three public buildings in various Iooalitie3 at an aggregate cost of $2,000,000. In addition to these bills Senator Voorhees has introduced a - bill appropriating $50,000 for a congressional library buildiug in thi* city. Senator Culiom and Representative Springer have introduce! duplicate bills for the purchase of land adjoining the government building in Springffald, 111., at a cost not to exceed $26,000. Mr. Hopkins, of Pennsylvania has introduced a bill increasing to $1,500, 000 the appropriation fcr the government building in Pittsburg. Mr. Brainard, of Pennsylvania, has introduced a bill raising the appropriation for the building in Erie from $150,000 to §300.000. Messrs. George D., and John S. Wiso have e. bills for the enlargement of the building at Richmond at a cost of $75,000 and $100,000 respe tively, Mr. Young, of Tennessee, wants a support ing wall built in the rear of the Vi-. i building at a cc3t of $50,030. Mr. Spoon tr, of Rhcdo Island wants a piece oi adjoining the- government building in Providence, purchased at an tspet, exceeding $25,000. Mr. Converse, oi wp.nts a third story added to the buildixg at Columbus, and tha total appropriation for the building increased to $400,000. Delegate Oury wants $20,0C0 to cample'e the territorial prison at Yuma, Arizona. Most of the twenty-three public buildings referred to above are for postoffices, court houses f.nd custom housss combined. But Messrs. McMillen and Raymond want $50,000 for an assay offija in Deadwood, and Mr. Oury wants $50,000 for a branch mint in Arizona. Tom Ochiltree wants $40,000 for a marine hospital in Galves toa. Mr. Oury ask3 for $150,000 for a cap ital and government building, and $50,000 for an assay office in Arizona. Mr. Post wants $50,000 for a capital and govern ment building in Cheyenne. Tho following is a list of tho rest of the publio buildings asked for with the amounts named and the name of the author of the bill. Nelson, Duluth, Minn $100,0G0 Goff, Clarksburg, W. Va 50,000 Gueiithor, Oshkosh, Wis 109,0 0 Ermentrout, Reading, Pa 80,0-0 Smith, Lancaster, P;i 75,000 Ditrell, Chattanooga, Tenn 100,00 > Blair, Manchester, N. II 350,000 Evins. Greenville, S C 50,00!) Ferroll, Camden, N. Y 75,000 Leferre, Lima, O 150,000 Vance, Ashville, N. C 75,000 Grjwn, Wilmington, N. C 100,000 Do*d, Charlotte, N. C 100,000 Jones, Tvlor, Tex 75,000 Mills, Waco, Tex 10^,063 Oohiltreo, Ochiltree, Tex 00,000 The bills authorizing tha purchase of sites and the erection of publio buildings in Lancaster, Pa.; Lima, O., Brownsville. Tex., and Cheyenne, Wy., do not speci Sc aly appropriate the sums named, and under a ruling made list year by Comp-. troller Lawrence they would amount to nothing even if passed, unless supple mented by appropriation bills or provide3 for in the sundry civil bills. NEAELT. SEVES HTJND3ED BILLS nud resolutions had been introduced to day when Mr. Morrison's appetite for dinner caused him to make a motion io adjourn the process of dump ing in bills until to-morrow. The house, too, wa3 tired and gladly ac cepted Mr. Morris n"a ergge3tion. AN AMEBICAN CUSTOMS UNION. Mr. Townshend presented the follow ug joint resolution, which attracted a good deal of attention. Whebeas, Ths establishment of free intercourse among the nations existing upon the continent of America will pro mote the friendly political relatione, in ternal commerce and industries and secure a more extensive market for tha surplus products of each of these nations Resloved, That the president be request ed to invite the co-operation of the gov ernors of American nations in securing the establishment of a commercial league between those nations to be known as the customers union of America, for the arrangement of a common basis of im poit duties from other countries than those which may c:mpo?o the league, and that the commercial rel-itions among the people of nil the American states may be freed from tho payment of any custom^, or ether duties whatever, and that a common system of wc-ights and measure? may be also estab lished for the purpose of facilitating such intercourse. Mr. Townehend says that Bereral promi ner.i members of congress, both proteo tionists and low tariff men, haveexpresseu to him their approval of ths object of hi resolution, which is to establish a commer cial union among the nations of thi3 con tineut similar to the German Zolverein which would develop their commerc and bring about clojer political relations 11; vrould bring about free trade among th countries compiising the union, am demonstrate the advantages of free trade j The proximity of the United States to the j countries named and the rapidity of com I munic&tiou with them ought to give us con i farol of their trade. At present we have but a minimum of it. The statistics show that England and France come to our doors and outstrip us in that trade. In 1880 the foreign commerce of South America, Central America and Mexico amounted to $663,701,000, of which $573,991,000 were imports, end consists mainly of man ufactured articles. Of these imports Eng land furnished $88,521,000, France $6,771, 000 and tha United States only $1,604,000. If the customs uniou could be established it would be found greatly to the advantage cf Mexico aud South America aa well as to the United State-, aud tha latter would control the greater part of their trade, having the greatest facilities for furnishing manufactured goods aud able to consume their raw material. Tae proposed union w-i-ili not diminish our customs rerenne I very mnoh as about six sevenths of our J en-storo?receipts are derived from oth I countries. There were enly about $71 j 090,000 of im perts from all of tho S j a. J American states in 1880. dcnskll's ambition. . Congressman Dannc-11, of Minnesot j has come to Washington and it is onde I stood that he means to clear the way f himself to mtke a race for the sena The p'sn ■ is to persuade Se ato- McMillan, cf Minnesota, th h^ ought to exchange his sen. for tho l'. '.03 jodgosl Jadg i McCra He :. • not c i! i ambil: m Bhould I d have ■ lshington, D. C, Jan. 7. nry reserve ot the one ar.d two do', came exhausted, Secretar asked emigres* for rn app:o to print $4,000,000 , and $3j000,000 two?. Failing to get .ppropriatiuu the secretary declares ill have to suspend or to decrease their lation. Trie appropriation of th,. and silver notes and the large denomi ms are believed to be saflioient. FITZ JOHN POETEE. ie house committee on m-Ii'ary •'fTair = authorized Gen. Sloouin to leport a or the relief of Fitz John i'o:or. OONriEUATIONc . lorge R. Sagp, United States district e of the toathern district of Ohio; , A. Woods, United Stiites district e for Indiana; Jamas R. Haliowell. ed States district attorney for Kansas; J. Galbraitb, associate jusiice of the erae court, Montana; A. W. Sheldon yland, associate jri?ticeof the3u. t, Arizona; John G. Gosmanr, oJ ka, Indian agent to the ' k Indians, Lower Brule agenoj ; Andrew Mason, Nt,w York, e.iperin ent of tha assay oilice, Now Yuri:: .k J. Claussen, Louisiana, mtlle ler of ihe mint, New Or jited States consuls: J. i. Le al, Calcutta; Robt. J. Stevens, Bolivar J. Pridgen, Piedra's N< ir Malmro i, Minn, L nn, Marseilles; Jlo. L Kaine, Vfi . , reseiver of publio moneys, I"ue' Io Oal.; Taos. Wrong, Kansas, receive.- o publi: rxoneys, C^U'.-oidlrv. Kansas; Adol phus G. Leming, Arkansas^agister of land office, DardenMis; Reuben A. Alien, Ohio, Hgent to the IndiaLB, L.a^fcot agency, P0SIMASTEK3. Jame3 T. Craig, Paris, Texas; Eliz . beth J. Cook, Arkadelphia, Ark ; John M. Dacht»ler, Franklin, Ohio; Charles H. Barber, Kent, Ohio; Rush Reynolds, Covingron, Ohio; Francis L Steesoit, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Harvey S. Park, Henderson, Ky.; Lawson Reno, Oweneboro, Ky.; H. Kemper, Per h*m, Minn.; L. G. WorthingtoD, Little Falls, Minn; J. Eoxert, Lebanon, III; Samuel Gallcwf.y, Tippecanoe City, Ohio; William G. Greene, Port Clinton. Ohio: Edwin King, Madison, Ohio; B. I. Kingyj Harlan, Iowa; Jonathan Maxon, West Liberty, Iowa; P. O. Babcock, j Monticello, la.; John S. Thomas, Bales- Iville, Ark.; J. M. Humphrey, Hope, Ark.; '.'alter W. Brsshear, Russellville, Ark.; J Leander J. Dennis, Mew C-istle, Ind.; John j H. Peter.-, Michigan City, Ind.; 1vm. B. 1 Carine, Goodland, Ind.; Wilson Beckner, Kentiand, Ind.; Bennett A.Prieer, Cdcusa, jCal.; M. P. Freeman, Tucson, Arizoni; J Ervin Johnson, Bel'eview, Idaho; E. Cavil ler, Pemoina, Dak. AFXEB THE SHEKELS. Circular?, calling upon recipients to i stito how much they will be able to con tribute towards the Indiana Republican campa'gn fund.-^, were la3t week distri buted through the postcflke by parties. The matter was brought to the attention ol the postmaster general, who pronounced it a voiation of the law, and begun an in vestigation. It was found the ciicu'ars were dirtributed through Captain Walsh, who received them from a stranger, and wa3 innocent of their contents. Haviug satisfied himself of his innocence the po< - master general dropped the matter. INDIAN DELEGATION. Agent Liowellian, with a delegation of the Mescalero and Jicariia Indians, from New Meico, had a long iuterview with the secretary of the interior, to-day. The Jicariia wanted to get permission to return to their old reservation in New Mexico, and the secretary would not give bis consent. An investigation is now being made at the land office into the truth of the allegation made by the Mes3aleros,that they were defrauded out of 9,W0 acres of lana through an error in the suvery. If the facts are found as represented, the- Indians will be allowed to retain the land?, and the white settlers will be kept out. CUSTOMS UNION. Representative Townshend, in refe--:D.?o te the joint resolution introlucfd by him requesting the president to invite the gov emments of all the American nation* tc establish an American Customs union, says the objects of the union are to develop the internal resources of American countries and to furnish more exteneive markets fcr their producte. The commerce of Central and South America and Mexico, Town shend says, amounts to about $700,000,000 annually. The impoit"-, mainly manu factured article?, are orw $900,000 and of these Great Britain snd F furnish a much larger amount than the United BI .tor of th- olutioi; . ought to contro. mer:e. CLEKK Arr-;iSTED. J. T. Courts, of Ten. pointed clerk of the house committee on appropriations. GRANT FOB SCHOOLS. The senate committee on pabiic will open the senate bill to donate a of the Fort Smith military reservation to the city of Fort Smith, Ark., tor the sup port of free *ohoo!s. STANDAED DOLLAF.-. Tbe i--?ue of standard dollars for the week which ended on January 5, was $152,498, against $016,000 the last year. TEST CAS'ES. A decision was also rendered ia ten im portant test oisea from the supreme of Iow3, involving tha title to a Ur^e quantity of land in the western part of that state. The c.ise3 wera entitled: Tha Cedar Rapids & Missouri River Railroad company et a!., piaintiils in error, against John T. Lake, Lewis Iddings and eight other defendants in error. The land in controversy, which oon-iWt? largely i>t im proved farms, is claimed by the railroad company under an action approved on May 15,1656, known as the Iowa railroad land grant act, and ani.'iidmeat thoreto, passed June 2, 1S64. EIVEB AND HABBOB IMPUOVEME:<T3. Seven bills and resolutions were idrc duoed in tho senate to-d-ty by aenntors from the southern etutes calling for appro priations for improvements in rivers and harbors. Senator Gibson sab;ni:ted a joint resolution for the immediate appropria tion of $1,000,000 to be expended in the preservation, repair and constrcction of ce-rtam works for the improvement of the Mississippi under the jirection of the ten retary of war and in accordance with the recommendations of the Mississippi river commission. '! he committee en tho improvements of the Mist,i*3ippi river held a Bhort m< todtiy, and the mem work ■ bor.-. amis . of wa • - CTpeoti Mr. KJ k • , tho hi ouehargod. FALLING . Tweniy | majority : . , presidenti \ ceipts fe.i below $1 law providing fcr tbe master's Balary, tho dep | difficulty in deoiding how the rt * change will be made. It ' the tventy offices will be abolished ai ■ j i.ieiiateiy re-established as fourth offices. liIE TAKIFF. J. D. Weeks, of Pittsburg, eecret.iry of tbe Western Iron Manufacturers' assooia 4 tion, in an interview tonight, ex: • tin opinion that the iron men do r:ot want any change in the tarill on iron th: , except so fur as it relates to art ioles where inccnirruities exist. The articles referred > t > are tin phUe, wir t He says the manufacturers b< !>:i-i-jfcss will be more or less unsettled be ; cause of presidential flection an :- willing to ' i [/O-- d in the tariff. Th< s he 6ays, hnve agreed upon no p - D« regr.rds the tarifl i posed to wait bj - taken by the Democratic house. BA'.LWAY. LAND OBAN73. The su'>oo:nmifc'cf d to con sider tbe forfeitures of land to-night, an ' ] ed to the committee - OW. The bill • the fo::'(. Is are: 11 .Island; Elyton ! & Iron Monntain Soul y the Iron Mountain; Missouri & Iran iio;iu tain; Kansas, Mobile thel';- Charleston. On a majority ..-j road.-, Mr. Cobb, chairman of the emmitt; r, says little or nothing L*h beon done Tho subcommittee wili consider the Texas Pacific land g;an': at it meeting. civil sesvice bktobm. Senator Gibson has introduced in tho senate a biil to facilitate the reform of the civil service, and it providei for a repeal cf all the law-: limiting the tenure of ofdee of United States district attorneys, justices of the supreme courts in the territories, surveyors general cf public lauds, col lectors of customs, naval officers and sur veyors of posts of,entry,and soohoiuceis as shall be appointed by the president, sub ject to the approval of the senate and may be removed at the pleasure of tho president. It also provides for such offi cers to furnish bondB for two years and re new them on the expiration of their pa pers. The president shall, at the opening of congress submit to tho senate the names offsuch oQiciab removed by him with the reasm^ of removal in each case, add Washington 6UBVEXS. A bill was introduced by Senator '7ock rell, which, provides for a preliminary survey enl examination of the passes be tween the effluents of th j Upper and the Columbia rivers to be authorized for the purposa of ascertaining tho d:s tances between the navigable waters of said rivers, and the practicability of ing them by canal or otherwise. jcriiisDrcTioN in toe op.ie.nt. Representative Hitt, of Illinois, a time seoretary i f legation to Paris a^d late third assistant secretary of state, to day in tiTjdaced in the hon^e a bill prov:.L. tho exercise of cxtrA territorial jariidio tion by the United States in oriental coun tries, and repealing certain statutes on this r-nbjc-( t. The measure is on-i in wrach the state*epartE50iit takts greut interest, aid vh\h t considers vtry important to the United States ocn-olar and diplomatic service. The bill is fif-y pages in length. Libel .Suit. Net/ Yobk, Jan. 7.—An argument wan heard in the court of common pleas ppon a motion for a bill of particulars j£ the suit of alleged libel brought byy/C-meral Ramon Paez against George tf . Phillips, in which $50,000 damage fh claimed! The plaintiff is a son of the late General Patz, of Venezoela, known as the "Liber ator," who died in (his country and wai buried in a New York cemetery. The li j bei has grown out of .the correspondence relating to the proposed transfer of the remains to Venezuela The court reserved its decision. Boston's debt is $42,644,122 and has beon in creased thia ytar $ - ,"50.',000. It wiU be neces | sary to borrow money to meet current exnens?s.