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Milwaukee and Chicago opened firm and advanced ,?«c, but in the after part of tho day fell off aod closed %@lc lower than Tues day. The money market at New York was easy; government bonds opened strong and titates steady; railroad bonds ard shares wen; strong except ex-Yi:lards, which declined; others ad vanced M@l£i'c, the most prominent being St. Paul, Union Pacific, Wabash, Kansas & Texas, Missouri Pacific, Lackawaua & Northern. A statement issued by the president of the Oregon Transcontinental, refuting rumors caused a rally on ex-Villard6, the bears, however, re newed their attack and they again became weak and ultimately affected the whole list, which fell ofta@l%. The market closed k@2& lower for Carada Southern, Lako Shore, Denver, Kansas & Texas, Morris & Essex, Reading, Omaha, Wabash, Texas Pacific, Western Uniou, Manitoba, and }£(>£}4 higher for Canada Pacific, Central Pacific, Northwestern, St. Paul, Lack awanna, St. Louis & Nashville, New York Csutral, Delawars £ Hudson. Northern Pacific was 2% lower at 20}£; preferred 4% at 41. Oregon Transcontinental and Oregon Navigation closed 1% lower. The plan of Congressman Foliett to transfer the Pension bureau to the Treas ury department, and abolish pension agen cies, is the same proposition that was pre sented in tha lorty-fifth congress. C&rl Schnrz then pronounced the plan both ex pedient and practicable. The bill to this efi'oct will be pushed, bnt if it passes the house, it may be expected under the gen eral threat, that the Republican senate or the Republican President, ona or both,» will kill it. Reports were current in St. Paul yes terday tha&iha Northern Pacific was drift ing towards a receivership. The Gi,obe special telegrams from New Yerk this! morning do.not confirm this, but they in dicate a possible wiping out of iha Oregon Transcontinental. This corporation has stood as a sort of god-father for the Northern Pa cific, and w.\s in fact the promoter of that great enterprise. The wiping out of the Oregon Transcontinental might bo teroied the absorption of tho parent by the offspring. The lowa legislature, in joint conven tion yesterdayre-elected Wm. B. Allison to the United States ser^pip. That state has the distinction of sending to the senate two of the Credit Mobilier statesmen, while the same matter sent Oakss Ames and James Brooks to their graves. Yet the men now in their graves were no worse, no more culpable than Allison ani Wilson who sit in the senate and presumptuously take part in tho administration of pubuo affairs. Sohuyler Colfax, in his living grave, ia more to be respoctad than these men who remain so offensively in the pub lic sight. It is about time there was a ohange in the tide of affairs and the Republicans put out of power in the senate and in the country. Sena.toe Vookhees, of Indians, was one of tho oounsbl for the defense in the Nutt trial jQBt concluded at Pittsburg. While he was in that city thus professionally engaged, he received and read the speach maGo at Columbus by Mr. Payne, a^d im mediately sent that gentleman the follow ing telegram: Hon. Heuryß. Payne: Allow mo to congratulate you on your wise and timely speech at the banquat last night. I have just read it with infinite satisfaction, andl cannot resist tho ; ■llitional pleasure of saying to you that 1 most cordially indorse every w»rd it contains. D. W. Yoobhees; Mr. Voorhees is a representative Demo crat, and tho hearty manner in which he approves tfce speech of Mr. Payne (whioh was published in tha Globe Wednesday morning), i 3 of more than ordinary oonse quenca, and ia something more than a mere compliment. It is evident that Mr. Payne has aroused a popular responsive chord as faw rr> . er do. Es-uudce Chbistianoi does not evident ly behove that death ends all, for in a three oolumn defense in a Michij■ k; paper he trißs to justify himself ie Me course toward hh wife, who died reoenliy in Brooklyn. There is a law which forbids indecent ex posure of the person, but there should be seme penalty for an indeoent exposure - of the mind, and it should apply with especial severity to an infamous old reprobate ca pable of employing every diabolical agoney from unclassified, nameless vil lains like Giro, to snares which the dcvii must admire for their infernal ingenuity, and then when death claims the insane victim to coma out with a "justification." Christianoy is old. Sometimes persons aad things are so old that they become rotten, LIGHTENING A &CANDAX*. For many years, Indiana bore a most notorious reputation for the facilities which it afforded for the procuring of : divorces. Later, the same unenviable reputation has fallen en Illinois, and cen tered mainly on the city of Chicago. There the applicants for divorce file up to the desks of the judges in crowds, and if their cases are properly presented, they obtain a decree without loss of time or other difficulty. The statutes 1 of Illinois- provide that a person ■ who has resided one year in the j state is entitled to apply for the relief af forded by the divorce laws, with Ihe re sult that hundreds of persons have moved into Illinois solely to acquire the residence of one year in order to avail themselves of the facilities provided by. the divorce legis lation. In many instances people go to that state and secure a divorce without the legal residence required, the matter being easily manipulated "for a consideration". by some rascally shyster. On? of the circuit courts of Chicago has just rendered a decision which may have the effect to put a stop to the innumerable divorce picnics which are constantly moving into Illinois from all parts of the union. The court held sub stantially that the domicile of the husband and that of the wife are one, and that where the wife applies / for a divorce in a state in which the husband is not a resi d«nt, she is not a resident of that state (Illinois) within the meaning of the statute. Henceforth, the hegira of dissatisfied fe males into Illinois, unless they are accom panied by their husbands, will have to be discontinued. In other words, people from other states cannot longer use Illinois as a convenience in which to relieve themselves of their marital excreta. it 'CRA H T'S S ACCESSOR — LIKU WISE M'JIILLAN'S. The latest report relative to Judge Mc- Crary's successor, is a scheme to appoint Senator Ingalls of Kansas. The refresh ing coolness of this report ia the telegram from Leavenworth that Ingalls' appoint ment depends upon Gov. Glick, (who is a Democrat,) agreeing to"appoint a suitable person" his successor. It is quite evident that the author of that telegram would not regard a Democrat as a suitable person,aiid that is the mild way he took to say that In galls' selection hinges upon Gov. Gliok agreeing to appoint a Republican. As Gov. Glick will not stultify himself in that manner, Mr. lagalls' hopes are dashed. Advices whioh the Globe has received from Washington indicate that Senator McMillan, of this 6tate, is very decidedly in the line of promotion. In fact, a very little effort can secure it for him. In this ca3e no snch objection, (from a Republican standpoint) would arise as in Kansas, for in case of McMil lan's appointment Gov. Hubbard wonld appoint a Republican,and hencd the polit ical complexion of the senate would not be affected. Tkis is a Very strong point in McMillan's favor. The Republican papers of the state have been giving Ex-Gevernor Davis a V9ry decided boom as McMillan's successor, and as Gov. Hubbard's personal and political affiliations with Gov. Davis have always b6ea of a most cordial character, such a selection, in caae of a vacancy, would be very probable. While in Kansas Senator Ingali.s is dished because a Republican cannot be secured? in Minnesota Senator Mellillan may be dished o«ving to a contest a3 to what particular Republican will be cho3en. So far, Gay. Hubbnrd has, very properly, kept his own counsel, stating that it will b 3 time enough to make known his viewd when the vacancy occar3. It is pretty I c .idont, however, that the question of who will succeed McMillan forms a very iru portantant factor in deciding whether he will be appointed at all. ARTFUL DODGER JOHN. Senator Sherman, even in view of his Pre?idential improbability,still3 seems in tent upon firing the Southern heart. It was with this purpose that he offered a resolution in the senate yesterday a3king that Mahone's Danville riot and a Missis sippi eleotion matter be made the subject of a report by the committee on elections. Sherman 13 welcome to all he can make in that direotion. He won't find any material in the mass of rubbish thr.t will be called testimony for a stump speech. A few checks signed by John Sherman, such as wore photographed at Chicago in 1880, will reaoh much farther in the accomplish ments of his ulterior purpose than all the bloodj shirts he oan invent. Neither can the distinguished senator by such methods divert attention from tho heniotis elbe of the Republican party. The public are not to be caught with any chaff of the kind, no matter howadroitty it may be set forth. Saerman is himself guilty of adding to the burdens and inequalities produced by Republican tariff legislation. He was largely instrumental in changing the wool tariff last year, so that now a brick-layer can earn as much in one day as the skilled laborer at the looms can in two. His party is guilty of extravagance jobbery and robbery in every department of the government. Take the navy department for one instance. After all tho hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars that have been squandered by Republican rule, here comes the secretary of the navy clamoring for hundreds of thousands more to be wasted and stolen by loose administration and rascally con traotors. By all meau3 let Mr. Sherman investigate what and where he pleases. The mask of hypocrisy has grown too thin to avsid any longer. It is not too late to turn a little light upon the process by which the Presidency was bought four years ago. The details of the great fraud by which the Executive offioo was stolen are interesting even yet, and that infamous orime is not outlawed. Let Mr. Sherman take the wit ness stand himself in that matter, for he was as deep and black in that outrage as any other actor iv it. Let the range of investigation take the widest latitude, and THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MOKNISG JANUAKY 24,1884, thrice accursed be he who first; cries hold, enough. CURRENT CO2XM£!XT. The Cleveland (0.,) Leader gives a rsminis cence of the great anti-slavery leader, Joshua E. Giddlitgs, as a duelist. Giddings had made seme fiery remarks on abolition and tho South on the floor of the House. In this he drew a Southern member rather roughly over the coals. The M. C. became very asgry, and sent lam a challenge. Ho wo;J.d have an apology or blood. Giddings accepted the challenge, but he wrote that he was unacquainted with the use of the pistol or other fire-arnss. As challenged party, he had the cboiceofth9 weapons. He would name rawlndes, tough, long and wirery. The two combat .nts should have the tbnmbs of their left hands bouid tightly together, cud with raw hides in their rights should castigate each other until one gave in. The Southerner refused to accep; the challenge, and the matter d.opped. Hud he-accepted it Gid-ings, who was a tall muscular fetk-w, w;juld have cut him to piec,-s. T;;e "pension population" of the United States is divided into five classes by Commiss ioner Dudley, which discloses that tLere still remains a broad field to be worked in behalf of that industry. Living soldier.) wA Bailors, who have not applied for pensions, 962,201; living soldiers and s-iilors v.ho have applied for pen sions, 496,721; dead soldiers and sailors who left pensionable relative^ who have not applied for pensions, 72,340; dead soldiers and sailors who left pensionable relatives who have ap plied for pensions, 5i12,0i9; dead soldiers who left no pensionable relatives, 220,000. It the "pension population" should be enlarged to in clude all who were members of the volunteer army another largo class could bo formed. Some large cod, or men in large places, havo small etreake, and Major Low, of Brooklyn, has revealed his littleness by refusing to sign the commissian of Mr. Hendrix as bridge trustee. Mr. Hendrix was Mayor Low's opponent in th€ late municipal contesL i-_ that city, and was de feated. The mayor elect is" showing a spirit that induces some of his eapporter3 to regret that they did so. Mr. Low's act, however, does keep Mr. Hendrix from being a bridge trustee, amd for tliat reason it is* the iiiore contemptible. The leap year party descriptions in some of the papers are put up in great shape, ac witness the following from the Jefferson City (510.,) Tribune: "The gentlemen wore toilets of sur passing '. ichness and elegance, Bhone.in all their lovely and radiant beauty and made themselves utterly and entirely irrsistible. The young ladies all wore handsome hand-mo-do we s, pur chased at a fire sale of damaged go»ds at Osage City, and were simply enchantieg in thair love liness." In the last few years Mrs. J. J. Astor has sent to the west and south a thousand and sixty threo children, in doing which she has expended $16,000. Reports are mado to her in regard to the transfers of her proteges, and but few cases are noted which do not furnish evidence of great good to them. The Vanderbilts and the Goulds never do anything of this kind, and one has yet to hear of a single meritorious act to be set to their credit. Neighbors are often very useful members of society, and Mi6B Alice Cooper, an orphan of Plitte City, Missouri, when fifty witnesses armed with shct guns were present at her mar riage, had occasion to think eu: William Mont gomery, the groom, had attempt id to desert tha girl, and the neighbors gave him ths option of ohoosing alt t for himself in a neighboring cemetery or marrying her. Miss Elizabeth Stuart PiiELrs, whose gentle voice and pleasant manners are worshipped by the poor people of Gloucester, Mass., is a slender, graceful woman of thirty-nine years. She has dark brown hair, sympathetic blue oyo3, a rather long, thin nose, and a facile mouth, which is nsver at rest. She is in delicate health, brought about by her labors among the poor. A Philadelphia paper says that from the number of drunken people who ride in the horso cars of that town one would suppose that the gars went around largely for the purpose of picking them up, in order to make completely miserable the few passengers who have not been mado unhappy by the six cent fares. Things are in a sad way surely in the Quaker city. Govebnoe Ceittenden of Missouri has re ceived a letter from Abram S. Hewitt in which that gentleman says he looks with favor upon St. Louis for tho holding of the Democratic National convention Mr. MoHenry another member cf the national committee is reported to have made a similar expression, ' That eminent doctor of moral ethics, "Gath," speaking of Huntington remarked; "When vro see this piece of pork endowed with fifty mill ions of dollars, it almost makes poverty divine." Instead of accepting this fine sentiment a breezy Virginia paper retorts; "We should say it made it "dev'li6h aggrawatin'." An lowa man represents that he attended seven sessions of the territorial legislature, and has attended twenty since the admission of tho Hawkeye state. It is quite time the old chap was retired upon a good fat pension, and some one else given a chance. The mother of Blanche V'illis Howard, the authoress, was Eliza Ann Hudson, whose father went to Bangor, Me., half a century ago and kept a tavern in that city. She was a very handsome woman, and her daughter i 3 much like her in appearance. The critic of the Chicago Tribuns speaking of Miss Ellen Terry said; "Her wind-blown tresses do n'jt bear the marks of moral crimpirg irons." As ii; th c Tribuco gusher would be able to rec ognise such marks, if they were ever so promi nent. The editor of the New York Bun is so intent upon discovering great presidential candidates, that a jolly cotemporary remarks; "As a kind of second-hand American Columbus, Mr. Charles A. Dana takes the cookie." The widow of Capt. Moncrief, has bean offer ed appartments at Hampton Court palace- by Qnoen Victoria, who thus expresses her sympa thy for the lady recently bereaved by the death of har husband at Soudan. "fc'anxEE" Colfax Bays Presidgpt Arthur will ba re-nominated, "because he/ has made such a splendid executive." Arthur ought to be very happy and wear tho Colfax prediction under his hat band, as a charm. Mes. William Astoe*s big ball made Mrs. William Vaaderbilt's big ball ashamed of itself. 7t is a war of balls now, good luck to the cos tumers, the decorators, the flower venders, and people of that soit. The ladies of Oakland, California, paid Miss Juiifet Corson $101:0 for a course of instruction in cooking. Masonic. A regular communication of Ancient Land mark Lodge, No. 5, A.*. F.\ & A.'. M."., will be held Li Masonic Hail, this (Thursday) even ing, it 7:20 o'clock. Work in the M.". M.'. desrre>e. By order of the W.". M.\ Wm. Dampier, Secretary. For mental depression taSe Allen's Iron Tonic Bitters. All genuine bear the signature of J. P. Allen, druggist, St. Paul, Minn. Sawney Earley at Lynchburgh, Va., was fatal ly shot by Charles Tardy, but it was proved to be ir. self-defence. The negroes are excited and are threatening vengeuce both upon Tardy and the colored man upon whose evidence Tardy was acquitted. Kavanagh sells fine household furniture at I auction at the old Kahn stand, No. 169 East Sereflthstreet, at 10a. m. tc-d*y. THE RAILWAYS. REDUCTIOX or HATES ON THE CJ-VJ DIAN PACIFIC. Who is Fathering the New Trunk Uno to St. Paul ?—The Proceedings of the West ern Trunk Line Association—ltems of General Interest. Reducing Bates on the Canadian. Pacific. It is evident from the following inter view of the Manitoba Sun with traffic man ager Harder, of the Canadian Pacific, in regard to emigrant rates, that the officers of that road are in dead earnest, and that an energetic and vigorous effort is to be made to fill up the Manitoba country with people. The language U3ed by Mr. Harder ia, in spirit, the language of c. highwayman, when with this revolver in hid victiin'a face he commands him to stand and deliver. Mr Harder says in substance. Oar route 13 shorter by 400 miles than the roate by Chicago i 3, and consequently \re have the Americana where they can't have a show to compete with us. "There i 3 our rate, and they can do as they like." The following is the interview of the Sun reporter with Mr. Harder, and it speaks for itself: A Sun reporter, in an interview with Traffic Manager Harder, of the Canadian Paciflo railway, gleaned the following in information: "What is the real meaning of the war on immigrant rates ?" f> "There ia no war so far as we are con cerned. Our object is simply to bring in immigrants on as favorable terms as pos sible. The company is desirous of do.ng everything in its power to forward the in terests of the country." "What about the proposal to bring im migrants via the Erie?" "I have not heaid anything about it of ficially, and know nothing about it, except what I have read in the papers. I a?n sider it merely outside talk, without any foundation in fact. If we bring any pas sengers from New Yoik, we will certainly take them to Brockviile. Our route will be from Montreal and Toronto to Owen Sound. From the latter place via the Toronto, Grey & Bruce railway, thenoe by steamer to Port Arthur. Our large, liew steamers will be ready to take their place on the water route in the spring. The emi grant rate from Montreal to Winnipeg via this route will be $9.75. Settlers' effects will be carried at one-half the rate for class No. 6, viz,, from Port Arthur to Winnipeg, $50 per oar, and to Calgary $175 per oar. The reduced rateß will commence immedi ately on the opening of navigation." Questioned in regard to the probabilities of a war with the all-rail routes, Mr. Har der said: "If there is any war it will be amongst themselves. Therein "ir rate, and they can do hs they like. We have the advantage of a through line nnder our own control, and 400 miles shorter than via Chicago. The distance from Montreal to Winnipeg, by way of Owen Sound and Port Arthor, is 1,300 miles. By the all-rail roate it is 1,700 miles. Dis tance iB everything. Our emigrant rate is about three-quarters of a cent per mile, and is lower thau any rate in the world. I don't know how any other roads oan com pete, as the $9.75 would have to be di vided amongst at least four distinct lines, each one of which would want that amount. Thie would refer to the Grand Trunk route. By other routes there would be a still greater number of roads necessa ry to form through connections." Questioned fcither in regard to rates, Mr. Harder stated that a new tariff was being prepared and would be issued soon, in which full information would be given. A new tariff was rendered necessary on account of the changsa in grain rates and I on other articles. Tlie',Burlington Be.lie.ecd, to Be Gettint Ready to Build to St. Paul. [Chicago Tribune.] It being reported from St. Paul that there was good evidence that Langdon & Shepard, of St. Paul, had made a oontraot direct with the Illinois Central Railroad company, for the baildiag of the Minneso ta & Northwestern railroad from the lowa state line to West St. Paul, a Tribune rep resentative called upon President Clark, of the Illinois Contr&l, to learn what truth there was in the report. Mr. Clark said there was not a word of truth in it, as far as the Illinois Central wa3 conoerned. His company had no intention at present of building a line to St. Paul, and the scheme had Lever been under considera tion. If the Illinois Central had made such a contract as reported he would know of it, because, as president, he would havetosrgn it. His company, he said, had no connection with the Minnesota & Northwestern, or any other Northwestern enterprise, and he had no idea who was backing that company. The Illinois Central, he Raid, could not well enter into the oonstractioa of &uch a line as lor.g as it wa3 not certain whether it would be able to continue in the control of its lowa leased lines. The leases expired in about three years, and before that time the Illi nois Central would not consider any new schemes in lowa or ths northwest. The theory that ths Illinois Central is backing tbe Minnesota & Northwestern scheme in order to secure an outlet to St. .Paul being exploded, the question arises, who is backing" that company ? The latter having accepted the ordinance for the right of way and depot grounds at West St. Paul pledged itself to complete the road from St. Paul to the lowa fttale Hue within one year, and it is, therefore, quite certain that the road will be built, and in order to accomplish thi3 some big concern must be back of it. It is the general opin ion m railroad circles here that the Bur lington is baoking tha Minnesota & North western, and means to secure a connection with the Northern Pacifio at St. Paul by that Hue. It ia stated that the Burlington is now surveying a route from Clinton to Du baque on the east side ef tha river. The fact that surveys from Dubuque to the lowa state lino on the west side of the riv er were lately mads haß heretofore been reported, and it is now the opioioa that these snrv&ys were also made for the Bur- U»gton. This would indioate that the Barlington means to build to St. Paul as speedily as possible, and that the route from Clinton to Dubuque is to be on the east side of the river, and at the latter point it is to cross the river,and run along the west shore to the lowa state lino,where connection is to be made with the Minne sota & Northwestern, whioh will bring it to Wo&t St. Paul, and, by bridging the river ther«, directly into the depot of the Northern Pacific. Tlie East Bound Freight Pool. St. Louis, Mo., Jan 23.—There are strong indications here that the east-bound freight pool is in a very demoralized con dition. It ia asserted on good authority thai; none of the roads are living up to the restored rates and the local agenoy cf the Nickel Plate route has taken business al; a reduction of thirteen cents per 100. The Wabash handles most of tha Nickel 1 Pate's business and a combined kick against that road will probably be made. The Toledo Narrow gauge has also been taking freight to its connections at Toledo at greatly reduced rate 3, and the pool lines have joined in a telegram to Commis sioner Fink notifying him that if the trunk line conn otion with the Narrow gauge at Toledo don'fc compel that roai to maintain pool rates, they will meet the oat. The pool lines have also reduced the cotton rates to Memphis on: a basis of a drop from 55 to 47 cents per 100. TJie Nerv St. Paul Trunk Line. [Special Telegram to the Globe. 1 . Chicago, . Jan. 23.—1n consequence of the repeated denials of the Illinois Cen tral, and all other roads upon which the Minnesota & Northwestern has been shouldered, of any connections with the new road, there is still much speculation as to who i 3 at the bottom'of the. scheme. It is now stated that J. S. Kennedy is building the road, with the ex- j press purpose of forming a connection between the Illinois Central a»d Manitoba roads, thus giving. the latter ''■ a Chicago outlet. Mr. Kennedy is .vice president of the Manitoba, president of the Illinois Central branch running to Mona, andg is largely interested 'in Can adian Pacific. In addit.on to this he is the representative of an English syndicate which has large holdings in ail three of the ro?.ds, and would like to sac a junction funned between them. The Western Trunk Lines. 1 Special Telegram to tho Globe.] Chicago, Jan. 23. —The conference be tween the Burlington and the Western Trunk Line association was begun 10-day at the Grand Pacific hotel with all roads in interest represented. General Manager Potter, of the Burlington, was asked what answer his people would make to the proposition to pool all competitive busi ness with the association. He raplied that the position of his road waa unchanged. It would pool its competitive business pro vided the parties could agree upon a defi nition for the term competitive, and having agreed, could adjust the percent ages in a manner satisfactory to tha Burlington people. Having settled down upon a negotiating basis, it was proposed to begin with the Kansas City aud Council Bluffs business with an evident purpose to dispose of the outside minor features of the deal before wrestling with the "heavy weights," the Nebraska and other business directly competitive between the Union Paoifio and Burlingtom and Missouri River. The Kansas City, St. Jo & Council Bluffs is the only member of the Burlington systen directly interested in the traffic between Kansas City and Council Bluffs, and the Missouri Pacific occupies a simi lar relation as a member of the associa tion. Business between these points ia comparatively light, but as an element :u the route of business from west and the northwest destined to St. Lonis, Cincinnati and the southeast via Kansas City, these lines cut an important figure, but les3 important in relation of the Union Pacifio to the southwestern traffic. The latter's western consignment to Cincin nati, for example, would be over the Union Paoifio to Cheyenne, where one of the two routes to Kansas City could be taken. Freight would be shipped either by the main line of the Union Pacific from Cheyenne to Omaha and thenoe via either the Missouri Pacific or St. Joe road 3to Kansas City. If from Cheyenne to Den ver thenco via Kansas Paoifio division of the Union Pacifio to Kansas City. The only point to Isettle is what percentage of its southeastern business the Union Pacifio is willing to turn over to the St. Joe road at Omaha. The association was evidently not free to make a proposition in this matter, and J. F. Barnard, general superintendent of the Kansas City, St. Joe & Council Bluffs, was asked tojjformulate a proposition. He replied that buoh a proposition on his part would require a review of tonnage, and he started at onoe for Commissioner Midgely'3 office in quest of the old lowa Trunk association records. The conference, after being in session less than an hour, pending the result of his examination of statistics was ad journed until y o'clock to-morrow morn ing. It is impossible to form any idea whether an agreement can be made re garding percentage and the thousand and one rainificatioDs entering into the general situation, now that the situation has been reduced to a basis permitting of negotia tions. Not even the general managers themselves oan feretsll with any degree of accuracy the result of the conference. Personal and General Mention. Chicago, Jan. 23. —The funeral services of the lateT. P. Wolf, assistant general freight agent of the Rock I3land,werß con ducted at 1:30 o'clook to-day from the Eighth Presbyterian church. The Rock Island offices were closed from Ito 3 o' clock, nearly all of the officials as well as railroad men generally in Chicago at tending the obsequies. The remains were interred at Graceland. The Pennsylvania people propofe to re vive an old passenger route by patting the Cambridge City branch of the Jack sonville, Mobile & Indianapolis road ia as good condition as the main Una and then making it their through route between Louisville and the east. Their through business will run from Indianapolis over the Chiaago, St. Louis & Pacific, instead of via Cincinnati as has been the case for about three years past. J. W. Taylor has been appointed agent at St. Paul of vhe Erie & North Bhore Dis patch, \ice W. F. Wilson, retired*? Alex. Mclntire has been appointed agent at Chicago of the West Shore Fast Freight line. S. D. Caldwell, general managar of the R ed line, will retire March 1. The Terre Haute & Indiana has declar ed a four per cent, dividend payable March 1. Geo. Bowles, private secretary of Com missioner Moore, of th* Chicago east bound pool, yesterday tendered hi? resig nation to take effeot February. Thos. G. V. Beard has been appointed to the vacan cy. Mr. Bowles, in company with Ernst Marvis, of Indianapolis, will Eail from New York, February 12, a3 a delegate of the National Geological sooiety for a two years' exploration of equatorial south Am6rioa. Mr. Bowles has been a very efficient secretary upon whom has devolved duties of great importance in connection with the Chicago pool office, and his departura will occasion regret among offioial3 of eastern roads. To-day the Chicago passenger commit tee of eastern roads will meet in joint ses sion with the joint executive committee in New York for the purpose of disposing of various matters wnich have come before the committee here. Among the most important are the charg es preferred against the Chicago and Alton by ths Pittsburg, Fort Wnyne & Chicago and Michigan Central, mention of which appeared in the Globe two weeks ago. The chages, with the exception of one specific case, are general in charac ter, alleging violations of the pool com pact extending over a period of several month*. A majority of tha Chicago ccin inittee are now in Now York, the general passenger agent of tha accused line having preceded the others by several days. Rail Notes. J. J. Hill, president of the St. Paul & Manitoba road, has gone to New York. The Northern Pacific roai sent through to the Pacifio coast twenty-two pa?3eigers yesterday. It was Knute Anderson, and not Knute Nelson, that made the opening address at Grantsburg. The earnings of the third week in Jan nary, of the St. Paul & Dulnth road, were $16,823.64, against $15,880.20 for the co responding week la3t year. Thi3 shows an increase of $943.74. The Chicago, Milwaukee &, St. Paul road pay car started out over tho river di vision yesterday. J. H. Rogers, Jr.,traveling agent of the Northern Pacific, -rith headquarters in Philadelphia, is in St. Paul. Nathan Cole, editor and manager of the Xurthi'.- hrn Xr,ws, of Portland, Oregon, passed through Si. Paul yesterdiy. Mr. A. A. Gower has been appointed general freight and ticket agent of tha St. Joseph & Western Riiiroad company. The annual convention of the National association of general baggage agents will bo held February 20 at St. Louis, Me. C D. Ive?, general traveling agent of the Burlington, Cedsr RapiJa & Northern road, with headquarters at Cedar Rapids, is in St. Paul. lir. James 11. Jarnar, employed in the land department of the St. Paul & Mani toba road, W23 married yesterday to a daughter cf Monroe Shiere and the parties left immediately*for that Master Mechanic W. McFarland, of tho St. Paul & Duluth road, has invented what i 3 called a spark arrester, to be used on a wcod burning eDgice. The road is trying one on engine No. 19 and it works like a oharm. Tho St. Paul & Manitoba road is bring ing a good many white fish to market now from Manitoba. These fish are caught in lake Winnipeg, and from two to five cars per day are brought do*n daily, and are shipped as far east as BulTalo. The Winona, Alma & North Wisconsin Railroad Company is preparing to exca vate another tunnel at East Dobuque, Ia The survey has been made and work will soon begin. The location of tho new tun nel will be east of that owned by the Illi nois Central, and will be 2,400 feet long. Tha Northern lowa division of the Chi cago & Northwestern has been completed and joins the lowa division (proper) with the Dakota division, intersecting the for mer at Tama, la., and the latter at Iro quois, Dakota. By means of the connecting link the Chicago <fe Northwestern offers an additional route to Iroquoie,Dakota,Huron. Dakota, and all points on its line north and west thereof, and paesengers from Chicago are given tho choice between thia and the route through Madison, Winona, etc. The principal stations located on the branch are as follows: iSioux Rapids, la., Hawarden, la., Salem, Dak., Alton, la., Orange City, la., Parker, Dak., Vilas, Dak. The Ruahford Step': "Among the new railroad schemes in contemplation, is one from Winona to Charles City, lowa, to in tersect the new La Crosse & Southwestern railway. This route, if direct, would pass through Plushford, Canton and Cresco, and open up a valuable country to the growing Winona trade in lumber. It would be direct tcthecoal fields of lowa,and besides givejthe people a clnnce for competition. From Winona to Ru3hford there is a good route, though hilly. From Rushford south via Spragne'B mill there is a very easy grade on to Highland ridge, from whence to Charles City the track oan be laid almost anywhere over the prairie. We under stand that a company will be organized nnder the law, in a few days." Kavanagh sells fine household furniture at auction at the old Kahn stand, No. 169 East Seventh street, at 10 a. m. to-day. A FIRE AND AN ACCIDENT- The Former Was Trivial, bnt the Latter Resulted la the Loss of One of the B*st of the Fire Department Horses. About 10 o'ctock last evening an alarm of fire came in from box 61, on the corner of Commercial and Third streets, and upon the fire department going over to the point indicated it was found that the fire consisted of nothing more than a chimney fire, which caused the roof to receive a little scorching. Hit was all a small affair and what fire there was was soon put out. A HOUSE DEOWNED. Quite a serious loss befel the fire de partment in the death by drowning and cold, of what was regarded as the best horse in the department. The only sup ply of water over there is the cistern at the junction of Third and Commercial streets. To this cistern there iB a wooden cover about four feet square. Minnehaha engine , had reached tho cistern, taken the cover off and introduced its suc tion, when' Trout Brook engine came up to the cistern also. In pome way tho off horse of the latter steamer, a large gray animal, and said to be the best one in the department, stepped his hind feet into the opening ar.d finally in spite of all that could be dene to prevent it, he slipped down into the cistern. It was reported that there was about ten feet of water in the cistern at the time. For a while the firemen managed to hold the head of the animal above the water and thus kept him alivo. In the mean time both steam era were put to work pumping the water out and a lifting apparatus was sent for, with a view to raising the animal from his uncomfortable and dangerous position. But til the efforts made in his behalf were of no avail and ho died after they had worked an hour and a half or two hoars to save him. Hi was worth about $30C\ Kavavagh sells fine- household furniture at auction at the old Kahn stand, No. 169 East Seventh street, at 10 a. m. to-day. JBBIDAf, JiISLLS. Marriage of Mr. Louis Stern and Miss Sarah Eteinemiinn Last Evening— A Delightful " Occasion. A very elegant wedding took place at 8 o'clock last night at the Clarendon^ hotel, being the marriage of Mr. Louia Stern, of the wholesale tobacco firm or Plaite & Stern, and Miss Sarah Heinemann, the niece of M. Auerbaoh, and Mr. Gustavo Heinemann, of this city. ■ The ceremony was performed in the parlors of the hotel, the Rev. Rabbi Wechsler officiating, Mies Jennie and Rtcca Heinemann, sisters of the bride, aoted as bridesmaids, and there were pre?entjquite a largs number of the friends of the interested parties. After the ceremony, congratulations were in order, when the guests, about fifty couple in all, repaired to the spacious dining rooms of the hotel, where an elegant bridal supper wa3 spread by mine host Weltz. The cui sine was'rare and dainty, embracing all the delicacies of the season. The tables presented a very, rich and beautiful ap pearance, the effect being heightened by pyramids of cake,* formed into unique de signs, while" salvers of tropical fruits and flowers conspired to make the bcene quite captivating. The beautiful appearance of the tables was due to tho skill and taste of Mrs. Freye, daughter of Mr. Welz, and Mr. Adam Rack, the head waiter of the Clarendon.' The ushers were Messrs. j E. W. Ulrich and Wm. Fuchs. . During the I repast the bridal party were treated to a I serenade by the members of the Manner choir singing society. . : After full justice had been done the sapper the bridal party were j escorted to their new home on St. Peter street near College avenue. Everything was in readiness for the re' caption, tho apartments being superb. The parlors of the house were literally filled with presents, the gifts being both. numerous, beautiful and costly. LIFE iysUBAXCJB I'JWSI'UJtITT. [From the Milwaukee Sentinel, Jan. 13.! Life insurance had a year of great suc cess during 1883, and the fact is attracting favorable newspaper comment everywhere. Tho New York Tim es of Jan. 1, sajs: There ere noihia^ but yjood reports of the life insurance busiiu?a in 1333. There have been no failures among tha regular companies during the year, while all the old and reliable institutions have continued to grow stronger and bettor. Superin tendent McCall said recently thr.t his forthcoming report woald, he thought, show a sounder state of affairs in Vhia branch of business than any form re port has shown. Th reaction against life insurance which resulted from tho fonivd ering of companies built upon an icilated currency has been checked, und a current of new business has set in. An editorial in the Jounvd of the 7th in*t., rt The one large interest whioh not only escaped trouble during the year of I ness uncertainly ja*t closed, but which actually was much more successful than in any year of its previous history, was life insurance. There was not only n< ures among the legitimtae old line compa nies last year, but business with uenily all ot them was considerably in excess of that ever before done. The total amount of new policies wntien dnrmg 1883 is com puted to be over $30,000,000 more than was ever issued before in a similar ppac of time. Life insurance in this country tlius certainly seemß to have justified all that has been said in praise of its stability and high public standing. The Chicago Tribune of a recent date says: The shrinkage which affected railroad and other lines of busiaess in 1883 did rot reach life insurance, and that interest had a deservedly successful year. The editor of the Chicago Inter-Ocean discusEes the same subject in that paper's issue of January 4, as follows: The managers of life insurance com panies of this country may congratulate themselves and their policy holders with some justice as they review the pro^n - of that vast interest durin.; 1888. With railroads shrinking in stock values and in the volume of traffic, banks uncommonly oautioua in lending money, man ufacturers more or less de pressed, and general business of almost every kind somewhat slow, life insurance alone has seemed to thrive the entire year. Huge as this interest is, and extended as are it 1 operations, it ie the only one, at letßt of any nott, in which not a single failure has occurred. Of the fifty or more legitimate regular compa nies which were duiig badness at the be ginning of last year, all are in vigorous condition to-day, and most of them will exhibit a larger volume of new business for 1883 than in any previous year of their experience. Indeed, is is probable that the forthcoming annual reports will show a total of more than $3< 1,000,000 new business in excess of any oue previous year in the history of life insurance in this oountry. The "weeding out" of im perfectly organized and bad!y-mauaged campanies from 1873 to 187'J seema to have been thoroughly done, uiid the business has since been all the better for the clear ing away of the rubbish in question. It is certainly a strong evidence of the sta bility of the companies and excellence of the system that in a year of considerable business uncertainty, life insurance should have so strikingly increased in strength and popularity. An editorial writer in the Chicago Her aid of the 17th inst., says: Life insurance had a year of unexamp led prosperity during 1883, a prosperity all the more noticeable from the fact that business with nearly every other interest was more or less uncertain and troublesome. It is a matter of considera ble importance that in a year when almost every form of business was conducted upon a smaller scale, and with more apprehension than usual, Jife insurance should have been more pros perous than at any time since it was founded in this country. There is not a single failure to record among the regular life companies, and nearly all of them will be able to show a greater amount in new policies issued than in any previous year of their existence. The to till excels of this new business over that of any preced ing year is said to be more than $30,000, --000. The American citizen evidently meann to leave his family in comfortable circumstances, even though dnll times frown and he himself dies a hopeless bankrupt. The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette of the 14th inst., contains tho following: From the individual records of the lead ing companies it is evident that American life insurance is in admirable condition. When, in a year moro than usually omi nous, if not disastrous m its outcome for nearly every other great interest, life in surance is proved to havo thrived beyond all previous success, if. seen: 1 plain enough that an endnrirx/ pnbl esteem i* behind the companies and upholding he intern. The St. Louis Globe Democrat of Jan. 10, has the subjoined editorial: Life insurance seems to bo almost the only large interest which has continued to prosper uninterruptedly daring the year just closed. Banks, to be Bure, have in the main increased their wealth, but loans have been less in the past arid accom plished with more than usr.al risk; and there have been many bank failures. Fire insurance has suffered greatly, and several companies have suspended or withdrawn from business. Manufacturing of many kinds, as is too well known, has been con ducted at a 10.-'-i, while in all branches of trade the showing has averaged more poorly than for several years. The record of failures in almost every line of busi ness, financial and commercial, has been an comfortably large, and though there are few of the possible conditions of a panic to record, there has been a steady sifting process by which, while a deal of trade chaff has been justly dis carded, it has been accompa nied with the loss of some honest grain. But life insurance, a3 noted, has not only escaped the general dullness, but has steadily prospered. The official reports of the regular "old line" compa nies have not yet appeared, but it is known that with hardly an exception they will show as good a condition of affairs as at any time in the past, while many of them will exhibit a marked increase of business. This would indicate that the business and general public, in seasons of trade de pression, has learned to turn to life insur ance as a safegaard against tho * impending possibilities of trou ble. With arf knowledge that the family is secure against the vagaries of fortnne, the head of it Bcems enabled to face business anxieties and depression with greater certainty of ultimately con quering them. Bet.whether this is or is not the logic of the matter, the interesting fact is still the same, and American life insurance in a year of exceptional com mercial dullness and apprehension has seen an increase in its business which will ag gregate many millions of dollars. There have been no failures, and the claim of i's friends that the' weak and dishonest com panies were eliminated some jears ago ap pears to be' well founded. It is a con serving rather than a direct money-makir.£ interest,' and j its euccos3 during the year just closed is perhaps as strorg an evi dence as could be afforded of the economic and prudent tendency of the timts.