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A BETTER TOXE. ill the Chicago Markets on the Ad vancing Road. PROVISIONS TAKE THE LEAD. Wheat and Corn Advance Under the Stimulus of Heavy Buying. PORK AND CATTLE SELL HIGHER. Weakness in Northern Pacifies De moralizes the Stock Market. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe. 1 Chicago, Jan. 24.—The provision side of the niR-;iit carried everything its own way to-d;i . ''King" Phillip was away in Kansas Cit; hunting hogs and tierces of lard. The Ci"i of the stock market in New York yesterday was anything but re assuring, and many thought that tho pro duce markets would open weak this morn ing, but the outcome to-night on tha curb are . the following quotations for May, as compared with last night: Wheat, 9C^o to !)B%c; corn, ',!}:, to 58%o; pork, $15.2734 to $16. --15; lard $9.15 to $9.32^c; ribs $8.20 to $8.40. As expected provisions opened weak, and pork declined 5@10i5. About the middle of the session reports from the stock yards showed a continued dropping in the receipts of hogs arid an increase in their price, and leading operators began to be active. The movement of Charley Singer were very noticeable, and brokers of packing' houses appeared to be busy with their memorandums and in receiving messages from outside. The ball commenced, and under very judicious manipulating even some of the beariest bears began to smell danger, and commenced to cover. Mess pork for May was advanced under very heavy buying to $1G and closed very firm at 1 o'clook, after very heavy transactions. On the 2 o'clock call there was great excitement, and 50,000 barrels of pork, 13)500 tierces of laid and 750,000 pounds of ribs were traded, while 28,750 barrels of May pork went at $IG@ 16.10. Singer initiated the fun by offering 16.05 for 5,060 barrels of May pork, and almost immediately the price jumped to $16.10. Deals were made in 1,000 to 5,000 barrels, and interest continued en the curb, ' where pork was 2}<Cc higher. For the first time during this croD ship ments of wheat exceeded receipts at this point, and this fact, added to the report of Mr. Walker showing a reduction of 115, --000 bushels in the visible supply, ought perhaps to receive more extended notice, because it commences, in the opinion of the bulls, a reduction of stocks which, though gradual, must inevitably end in 'lighter prices. The strength in wheat was increased later in the day by the usual cor rection of Mr. Walker's figures. This was to the effect that the emmet bungler at statistics had forgotten to deduct some half millions from the stock in New York, which had been shipped out, and hence counted as afloat. This would mean the decrease in the visible supply about' 600.000 bushels. All this, however, while it helped the movement towards higher prices, was only of second ary importance to day. The provisions crowd had started to bull the market all around, ai^d the bears were thoroughly soared. They rushed in to corver, and millions of bushels changed hands. Mil mine, Hodman & Co. took the lead, buyiag over a million bushels of Way at 96?4c. At 10 o'clook May wheat closed at 97j^c bid, and at one o'clock the price was 97%@97%0. On call about 2,000,000 bushels charged hands at 97%@98J^0. Robert Lindblom, the Warrens, "Deacon" Hob is, aud J. H. Lester & Co., bought in 1)0,000 bushel lots at 98@98%c, and bid for much more i than they could get. Wheat was a little | easier on the curb, bat ita friends .-ore j predicting a further advanos on the mor row. Statistican Walker reported an increase in the visible supply of corn of over 900. --000 bushels. This was a great surprise, acd produced a temporary depression. It was only momentary, however, for the provision orowd in their might came in and boosted corn out of the hole. Corn 3hared with wheat and provisions, and scored a further advance on the oall,where, out of 630,000 bushels, traded, 620,000 bushels were May, at 59%@58^c, The able statiscien employed by A. M. Wright & Co., has entered the lists ac a •aorrector of Mr. Walker, and that firm publish his figures with their comments as follows : AM. Wright & Co. cay: "It will be seen by the tables given below that stocks in this country and Europe largely exceed tho same last year. Tha general trade situation is also unfavorable for high priced bread stuffs and other food pro ducts. For the present, however, these influences are without weight with those who are manipulating the market with a view to unloading on the lambs, and the oredu:oa» publio may prepare to hear all eorls of ramors regarding de oreasing stocks, drouth in California, and predictions of famine, as those who ma nipulate prices will not scruple to circu late any reports, no matter how ground less, and they servo their purpose* The following shovfs the supply of wheat and corn at leading points of accumulations destined for Great Britain and continental Europe on the dates named: Wheat bu. Corn bu. United States, east of Rochester 39,132,000 1,145,000 Jan. 14, 1884, total bushels 53,977,000 12,110,000 Afloaton ocean 19,080,000 1,840,0C0 Jan. 1, 1888 42,348,000 11,109,000 Total bushels Jan. 21, 1884 54,212,000 18,296,000 Total bashels Jan. 21, 1882 47,C82,000 18,755,000 Total bushels Jan. 21, .881 47,707,000 16,204,0C0 Wheat in California Jan. 1, 1884 11,226,000 Wheat in California Jan. 1, 1888 13,963,000 Wheat in English ports Jan. 1, 1884 28,809,312 I Wheat in English ports Jan. 1,1883 18,094,904 Receipts of sheep continue small and this with a good demand from shippers and local dealers sustain a steady range of prices. Common are selling at $3.50@ 3.75; fair to medium $4 @ 4.25; the best fat and fine wooled $firstname.lastname@example.org. The receipts of horses at the stockyards fair, but the bulk of the arrivals were for eastern markets, being billed through. Business remains dull and prices in Chi cago are generally reported lower than this time last year. Receipts of cattle were about 2,000 less than for the corresponding day last week, nearly 9,000 less for the week bo far, Trade was rather quiet, with a steady range of prices on all sort?. On some of the roads the trains were late on account of the enow storm last night. There is a fair demand for export cattle, and some lots not at all fully finished sold at $6 'JO. There seems to be no let up to the demand for butchers' stock, as all sorts are Felling equally as well as last week. Dealers in stackers and feeders report trade as rather quiet, yet prices continue to rule high for good stock. There i 3 an almost unlimited demand for young — yearlings and —heifers of the latter description selling nearly as well ,as steers. CLoice young stock is just new in demand from all parts of the country whera cattle rais ing is carried on a3 an in dustry. What is unusual there is an urgent demand for yearling heifer calves that for some time have com manded nearly as high prices as steers. Among a lot recently marketed here the heifers made nearly $26 per head, but they were prime well bred . with a good short horn foundation. About 6,000 less hogs were received than a week ago to-day end nearly 30,000 less than for the corresponding period of last week. The maket opened with a good deal of vim, especially in the northwest division, where prices ruled higher than in Burlington or Rock Island during the first hours of the morning. The general market is strong and 5o higher, and extremes show an advance of a string 10c. Common medium and mixed sorts sold better than heavy and heavy assorted. Vh&eugo Financial. [Special Telegram to the Globe. I CnicAoo, Jan. 21.--.Business at the banks to day was quiet. A fair inquiry existed for money and as the supply of loauable funds continues in excess of all legitimate requirements, A 1 paper paßEed readily at 6@7 per cent. Eastern exchange between city banks was quiet but sti-ay at 60c tiemium per $I,OOQ. The clear ings of the associated banka -were §G,6GG,OQO, against §6,075,000 yesterday. Orders for currency from country points wore light. SEW lOBK. I Special Telegram to the Globe.] New Yobk, Jan. 24.— The market had fluctuated from strength and activity to dullness and steadiness as the price of Northern Pacific and Oregon ebbed and flowed. Whenever tha latter gave any in dications of doing hotter the market was quick to improve, and when they weaken ed and declined it maintained a dogged resistance to any decline. At the opening there was very good buying in St. Paul, and the bears were inclined to cover in the belief that the meeting to-day would have a peaceful result. Oregon Transconti nental was sold down to 16%, Northern Pacific preferred, under covering of short 9, sold up to 43%, but as soon as their de mands were met there appeared to be no other use for it, and the price settled down. There were more rallies and more life to this stock during tha day than for the past four. But it is still very groggy. During the middle hours a sharp raid was made on Jersey, and tho price was reduced from 87)s to 83^2, but it oame n P sailing. Vanderbilt brokers sold 100 Pullman,seller 60, buyers scattering. West Shore boads were down nnder a raport that the road would certainly go into the hands of a re ceiver, in which case his certificates would of course take the precedence of the bonds. ; Gouid stocks were well taken care of, and ! tha bears did not manifest any special de | sire to molest them. The Vanderbilts were i also neglected by the same element. St. Paul earnings the third week in January J increased $23,700; Northwestern $55,400; \ Omaha do $16,200. During: tha last half hour Manhattan advanced from 41}^ to 49, which helped strengthen the market. The market closed strong, with Gould Btock3, Union Pacific and Western Union, very firm. It is re ported that Mitchell is a heavy buyer of St. Paul. A sharp advance at the commencement of bsiness in the stocks that were so severely punished yesterday coup led with very good buying of St. Paul gave the market a better Jook for a time. The improvement, unfortu nately for early buyers, was of short dura tion. Northern Pacific preferred dropped from 43% to 40%, the West Shore bonds collapsed, and profits disappeared before the noon hour was reached. A bull pool to take 65,000 Northern Pacific was report ed as formed, and the stock was kept vary firm. A raid on Jersey Central ana Read ing was inaugurated during the afternoon, which unsettled valaes again. The lighter stacks wero rather neglected, if we except Denver, which at one time advanced about 2 points. Pullman Pala39 remaiaed quiet in the neighborhood of 110. Manitoba appeared to be pretty wtill over sold, and is not considered a very safe short sale at present figures. It has been an excuiag day. Stocks closed generally firm. Wants to Fight Sullivan. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J New York, Jan. 24. —John Flood, who was one of Sullivan's first targets and now weighs 230 pounds, is anxious to meet John L. Sullivan again. He made the following challenge to-day: "I will spar him four rounds, Marquis of Queensbury rules, with soft gloves, the wiener to take sixty per cent, of the receipts and the loser forty, and 1 will bet him ?500 on the result. If he fails to knock me oat I will fight him for $5,000 or $10,000 a side the old fashioned style, with bare knuckules, and before meeting him with soft gloves will put up a deposit of $2,500 to show I mean business." * Four weeks ago in Chicago, Herman Koerstein was arrested for embezzlement in Germany. Yesterday an officer from Prusia arrived, and when the deputy sheriff went into the cell to de livor him up, the prisoner drank what appeared to be a glass of water, but in reality poison, and in twenty minutes he was dead. He formerly stood high in his native place. Daily ST. PAUL, MINN., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25, 1884. j WASHINGTON. THE COMMERCIAL COXVEIfIION AND THE HEXKEPIS CANAL. The Great American Hoe to Have a Hear ing—A Prominent Knight of Labor Receives an Appointment— ' Keif«r Gains a Chance to Abate Fitz John Porter— His Nephew to Explain How He Got His Office—New Govern ment Building! "Wanted— Brilliant Secial Gatherings. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Washington, Jan. 24.—The action of the Chicago representatives at the board of trade convention to-day showed con clusively that ?o far, at least, as the flen nepin osrja! project is concerned, it has been entrusted to the h3nd3 of live and energetic men. Mr, Dort-'s address on this subject, although of great length, was received with the closest attention. He WS3 ably Fupported by Messrs. Nelson, Pope, and Sid well, all of wtom followed with brief but convincing arguments. The favorable impression created by their re marks was further attested by the viva vece vote indorsing the measure by a ma jaiity of two to one. THE CBEAT AMEEICAN HOG. To-ruorrow aftfar reassembling Mr. Dan bar will ask, nnder suspension of the rules consideration of the resolutions in regard to the prohibition of American hog pro ducts by France and Germany. It is be lieved that the required consent will be gained, in which case Mr. Geo. Brine will address the convention. Congressman Durham telegraphed for Mr. Brine this morning, and he oame down from New York for that purpose. AN APPOINTMENT. R. L. Deakers, who has for seme years past been aotive as an agitator, speaker and journalist in the labor movement, is in this city and has been engaged by Gan. W. S. Rosecrans as hia private secretary. Mr. Deakers was strongly endorsed by the lecal assemblies and general organization of the Knights of Labor for a position in the service of the house of representatives. Gen. Roseorans having energetically but uaavailingly pressed his claim, and finding progress slow employed the gentleman as his pri vate secretary. Mr. Deakers' application is still before the h^use, and the Knights of Labor are looking with considerable in ieresfc to see just what weight their in dorsement carries with the Democratic house. THE FITZ JOHN POETEB BILL is the regular order in the house for to morrow, and Mr. Springer, who is chair man of the committee of the wholo while ihat bill is under consideration, has almost had his coat sleeves torn off in the scramble among would-be ora-tors for precedence of recog nition. Mr. Keifer was not ready to speak when he was reached on Saturday, and others on the list were not ready till Mr. Ezra W. Taylor, of Ohio, was called. As he was ready Mr. Eeifer suggested that Taylor take his (Keifer's) time, Keifer meaning to come next. Taylor spoke twenty minutes, and then gave way for a motion to adjourn. Now Keifer claims that he ought to have the first chance to morrow, but the men whose names come next to Keifei's on the chairman's list contend that having let Taylor have his tnrn. Keifer ought to take Tay lor's place near the foot of the list. The struggle, between statesmen for the first go is as earnest as it is amusing. Mr. Car lisle and the journal clerk, who is a parlia mentary expert, and Messrs. Hiscock and Calkins, hold that Keifer sheuld take Tay lor's place, but Mr. Springer has decided to let Keifer have the ooveted chance to annihilate Porter, and stir up the confed erate brigadiers. If he should be put low er on the list he might not have an oppor tunity to deliver tha speech, because Gen. Slocum wants to cat off debate at 5 o'clock to-morrow if the house will consent. Man who oppose Porter say this must not be done, and they pifedict that the discussion will continue to-morrow and Saturday, and go over until Friday week. Mr. Taylor will have forty minutes to morrow to finißh his speech. Then Gov. Cartin or Mr. Foilett will speak in sup port of the bill. Keifer will follow against it. This will bring the time too late in the afternoon, and there wiil probably be time for only one speech after Kieter, and of course that speeoh will be made by a sup. porter of the bill. Then if the debate should bo closed gentlemen in opposition to the bill who are crowded down the list by Keifer allowing Taylor to speak out of his time will get left, and they are already much excited over the prospect. Messrs. Thomas, of Illinois, and Horr, of Michi gan, ate the two next to Keifer, and there fore the two most affected. Both of them are very anxious to speak, and are indig nant at Mr. Springer's decision in Keifer's favor. In fact Republicans generally want Keifer crowded cat, or at least sent back to the foot of the Us*, but he has now got tha best place in the order of speeches, and will probably make the last speech in opposition at a time when there is the largest audience on the floor and in the galleries. He regards it a3 the great event of his life, and is spending to-night polishing off a spesoh that he believes is to send his name thundering down the ages. P3OPOSED PUBLIO BUILDINGS. Another batch of public building bills has come in, and the uew lot provides for thirty-two buildings. Mr Woodward, of Wisconsin, wants $100,000 for a building at La Crosse; Senator Voorhees wants the same amount for one at New Albany, Ind.; Mr. White asks for the same amount for a building at Winona. Minn ; Mr. Hatch wants another $100,000 for a building at Bay City, Mich.; Mr. Holmes wants an equal sum for a building at Fort Dodge, Iowa; the same amount for Fort Soott,Kas., will satisfy Mr. Perkins; Senator Plumb wants $15,000 for a soldier's home in Kan sas, but Mr. Peters wants $200,000 for the same object; Mr. Blackburn wants $250, --000 for Lexington, Ky., and Nichols aeks for $500,000 for Savannah, Ga. The fol lowing shows the amount of appropriations asked for 55 new public buildings in the several states and territories: Georgia $^25,000 Dist. of C 01.5700,000 Texas 550,000 N. Carolina 475.W 0 Kansas 415,000 New York .. 895,000 New Hampshire 850,000 Kentucky. .. 255,000 Arizona 250,000 Wiseon&in.. 2u0,000 Minnesota 200,000 Maice 200,000 Pennsylvania... 205, MX) Ohio 150,000 Alabama 125,000 Indiana .... 100,000 Michigan 100.C00 California .. 100,000 Msssissippi... 100,000 T e «nesse 10,000 lowa 100,000 New Jersey... 75,000 Florida 75,000 Washing Ter. 57,000 Montana £0,000 Dakota 50,000 Wyoming 5U,000 South Carolina..so,ooo West Virginia 50,000 Total $6,802,000 To this snm must be added $5,000,000 appropriated by a comprehensive bill offered by Mr. Hill, of Ohio, to provide for the contraction of fire proor post office buildings, for the exclusive use of the postal service at all places of the United States having postoffices of tha second and third classes. Thirty thousand dollars is fixed a3 . the maximum co^t of buildings for the second class and $15,000 for third class offices, and all should be built capable of enlargement and are to b9 of uniform size and dimensions. Contracts are to be let to thß lowest bidders, bat no per3on is to be interested ia more than ten of these buildings. This grand scheme of construc tion is to be suparvisod by an officer to be known as the chief architect of the post office department. About tha most interest ing section of this bill is tha eighth: "That all moneys expended and all payments made for material or labor under the pro visions of this act shall be maae in stand ard silver coin of the United States, and in no other currency whatever." Thi9 bill appropriates $5,000,000, but* his is only a starter. Tnere are now 419 ?econd class and 1,777 third class postoffice3. It would oo&t $39,225,000 tosapply theae ofiices with buildings according to Mr. Hill's plan. But the government pays 3 per cent for money and 10 per oent for buildings, and besides this buildings would cost much less on a general plan like this that they will under the present sjßtem of special appropriations, which very seldom are lesa than $50,000. These second and third class postoffices in some of the west ern stales are as follows: Illinois 30 second class, 155 third class. Wisconsin 15 " 65 " Michigan 24 " 90 " lowa 17 " 17 " Indiana 17 " 74 " Kansas 11 " 75 " 0hi0..." 40 " 93 " The postmaster general to-day sent to the senate committee on pabiic buildings and grounds a list of 128 cities in which postofficss are in government buildings or are to be ia publio buildings already authorized. The Illinois bnild mgsareat Chicago, Cairo, Springfisld, Galena, Peoria and Qaincy. The last two are as yet unbuilt. Among the emall et>t towns that have government buildings Eastport, Maine, 4,600 inhabitants in 1880; Barnßtable, Mass , 4,222; Charleston, W. Va., 4,192; Belfast, Me., 5,308 and Bristol, R. 1., 0,026. There are sixteen oitiss of over 5,000 inhabitants that do not have government buildings, five of these are in Massachusetts. The largest of these is Washington with 147,000 inhabi tants. This statement is apropos of an effort to get an appropriation for a post office building for this city. THE SOCIAL SEASON. In the face of the disagreeable weather of this afternoon, Mrs. Logan's reception was largely attended. She was assisted by her daughter, Mrs. Tucker, by the wife of Bishop Simpson and by Mrs. Ransom Durham, Mrs. Geo. E. Adams, Mrs. and Miss Smith, of Springfield, Mas., Miss Cannon, Miss Lowry and Mis 3 Pearson. Mrs. Logan wore a toilet of golden brown satin and light brosade; Mrs. Tucker, crimson cashmere trimmed with black velvet embroidered in colors; Mrs. Simpson, dregs of wine satin with etriped brocade; Mrs. Dunham, a trained dress of black velvet with point lace trimmings; Mrs. Adams, bronze ottoman and green and bronze striped satin; Mrs. Smith, a mourning toilet of black silk; Miss Smith, black silk and lace; Miss Cannon, dark green ottoman silk, with front embroidered with cheve flowers; Miss Pearson, crimson velvet and satin; Mi 33 Lowry, black otto man and lace. Mrs. and Mies Cullom received in the main parlor at WiHartfs, Mr 3. M. L Joslyn and Mrs. Jadge iieluon receiving at the same time. The secretary of state and Mrs. Fre linghueysen held a large reception this evening, Mr. MoElroy, nearly all of "the members of the oabinet and diplomatic corps being among those present during the evening. Jnstioe and Mrs. Woods held the last of their Thursday evening receptions to night. The attendance was large and brilliant. SENATORS SECRETARIES. The senators have decided that they oannot govern properly unless each one has a sec retary whose salary is paid out of the contingent fund. That ia, thoy have increased the salaries of thirty-five of their number $1,000 apiece. This talk about secretaries would not have erisen had not the senate encouraged the em ployment of clerks by committees that do nothing and whose clerks are merely sec retaries to the chairmen. Senators \7ho are not chairman hava envied the chair men till they could stand it no longer, and have now decided to help themselves to the contingent fund. Had the senate never tolerated the employment of com mittee clerks except where they ■were needed as such, this demand for private secretaries would never have arisen. Now the chair men of important committees are the ag grieved persons. They have no secretaries except the committee clerks, who have too much committee work to do to allow of their being very useful private secretaries. Instead of being better off than the others, senators who are chairmen of working committees are not nearly so well off as I those who are not chairmen at all. It won't be long before they will insist on having private secretaries in addition to committee olerks. BBSATOBIAII EXCLUSIVE NESS. The house is catching on to senatorial ideas very fast, and it won't be long (ElnfaE. before every representative will have to have a private secretary at the public expense. It is the custom of the senate to refuse permission to the publio to enter the chamber after adjournment till a sig nal is given, and that signal is gives when most of the senators have gone. Some times it is ten minutes after adjournment, and sometimes it is three-quarters of an hour. On the other hand, the house has always allowed the public to enter as soon as it had adjourned, but to-day Mr. Beach, of New York, induced the house to adopt a rule keeping the daors closed for ten min utes after adjournment. Senators won't allow cards to be brought m to them till 2 o'clock, and some of them not at all, lest their symposiums in the cloak rooms should be disurbed, and this further evidence of exclnsiveness and high civilization will probably make ita appearance soon at the house end. The prospect is that at no distant day the publio will be excused from the capitol when oongresa is in ses sion, and ir' the American public is allowed to travel in the same streets v.ith its legis lators it will deem itself liberally treated. PAT OF MAB3HALH. Tho senata committed itself to-day to a change in the methods of paying United States marshals by adopting, by a large majority, Senator Van Wjck'a motion that marshals aidattcrncys in Alaska shall be paid salaries instead of fees. The fees system has been a source of a va:-t deal of corruption in marshals' oifices, and Ssna tor Van \;'yck thinks a good start was made in Alaska, and a bill which may be extended to more civilized regions. The difficulty in the latter direction is that every marshal is a protege and ally of some senator. The marshal's office m a great political machine, and illicit fees enable a in n to subscribe liberally to the "legitimate" campaign expenses of his party. xeifeb's nephew . Mr. Gcunes, the ox-apea'-ssf-i nephew, was anxiously looked for to-day, bat was not found until this afternoon, when the sergeant-afc-arms served a summons upon him to appear and testify before the house investigating committee to-morrow. Mr. Tyson, whom Mr. Keifer sacrificed for the benefit of his nephew, h&3 retcrned to the city and will also go upon the stand. The committee is in possession of a letter from Speaker Keifer demanding Tyson's resignation. This letter was published last March, but Mr. Keifer told the committee the other day that Tyson voluntarily re signed, and that he did not remember hav ing forced him to resign. [Western Associated Press. | Washington, Jan. 21.— J. P. Green, vice president of the Pennsylvania -ail road, made argument before the house committee on commerce, against the bill regulating inter-state commerce. He ob jected to any law restraining tbe> railroad pooling business. Albert F<nk will appear to morrow or next day. An argument will be made before the house committee on public lands to-day, on behalf of settlers who desive a land grant on the Ontona gon, Brnla river railroad, Michigan, the land being forfeited. They wish their titles confirmed. liOTTKBY MAIL MATTEBS. The postmaster general,in was consulta tion with the senate committee on postoffi* ces and i>ost roads,this forenoon,in relation to ihe use of mails by lottery companies. A sub-committee consisting of Senators Sawyer, Wilson and Jackson was appointed to consider the matter at greater length and further counsel with the postmaster general. Informal opinions of the mem bers of the committee lead to the belief that they favor the exclusion of lottery ad vertisements, and withholding money or ders and registered letters addressed to lot tery companies. The committee ordered a favorable re port on the house bill making public high ways post roads. The committee decided to devote a reg ular meeting to the consideration of the postal telegraph bill, when Dr. Norvin Green, president of the Western Union Telegrcph company, will be present. STEAM VESSEL INSPECTOBS. At to-day' 3 session of the board of «u --pervising inspectors of steam vessel-, In spector Morton, of tha Louisiana district, submitted an amendment to rule 47 to the effect that applicants for licenses an pilots shall be required to produce a certificate from a surgeon of the marine hospital service, that the applicant iB capable of distinguishing colored signal light.* used by steam vessels. The rule now requires that the capability of the applicant shall be determined by the inspectors. The amendment was adopted. An argument was made in favor of a higher rating of safety valves. SILVER PUECHASED. The treasury department purchased 460,000 ounces of silver for the Philadel phia, New Orleans and San Francisco mints. DELONG AND PARTY. The eecretary of the navy received a cable message from Minister Hunt, at St. Petersburg, announcing the depar*nr^ of Lieut. Herber from Moscow with tha re mains of Delong and party. MERCHANT MARINE. Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, introdnced in the house a bill to encourage the Ameri can merchant marine. Referred to the special shipping committee. This bill was recommended by the Philadelphia mari time exchange. INTEB-STATE COMMEBCE. D. W. Sellers, of the Philadelphia, Wil mington & Baltimore company, tocK be broad'gronnd that no power of congress could regulate railroad intsr-stata com merce in tha sense r ;proposed by the hills before the committee. He asserted that there was no such thing as commerce be tween states by rail, in the constitutional sense of th 9 word. He argued that roads that are charted by states are under st3te oontrol, and have their rates regulated by these states, and it is only through agree ments between railroad companies termi nating at state lines that inter-state com merce is now carried on. EDUCATION. At the meeting of the house committee on education, the bills relating to federal aid of education was referred to a sub-com mittee of which Mr. Willis is chairman. A committee from the national colored con ventioa held at Louisville, was presented, and urged that the colored people be aided by an appropriation for educational pur poses. CATTLE DISEASE, The sub-committee on agriculture agreed to report, with two amendments, the bill prepared by the cattle breeders' conven tion, for the extirpation of the deceases of domestic animals. The appropriation determined uyon is $250,000, instead of f 500,000, aid 3tates are required to con- ; tribute a someqnal to that apportioned a nong them by the general government The report will be submitted to the entire committee to-morrow. The members of the house committee on rivers and harbors, informally oon si Jered the time for reporting the bill. The geneial opinion is, that all the appro priations ought to be embodied in ane messuro and reported as soon as possible, f and the expenditareof the appropriations I should be discretionary with tho chief engineer. Mr. Willia, the chairman of the committee, thought the bill might be > prepared by April 15. THE NATIONAL BOABD OF TRADE. At the session of the national board of trade, Dodd, of Portland, Oregon, read a paper on the desirability t.f removing »h«j bar at tho mouth of tbe Columbia and W;I- : lamette rivers in Oregon. After adisoni^ioij : the reeolution was adopted requesting eon- . gress to makb an appropriation for that • purpose. The feasibility of enlarging the j Michigan and Illinois canal, and tha con- | straotzon of tha Heccepia canal was also | dißcassed. It wa3 the genera sause of the convention that congress should farther ■ these works. At tha afternoon session of ■ the convention, they considered thetxp*-' diency of recommending legislation, look- i ing to the enactment of a nationul bank- ! rupt law. A resolution was passed, urg- I ing congress to frame such | a law, based on, or embracing the general ! principles of the Lowell bill. ISeveral measures were proposed amendatory to the American shipping laws were referred to a committee composed of Wetherell, of Philadelphia, Low, of San Francisco, Young, of Baltimore, Pope, of Chicago, and Snow, of New York. The committee were instructed to report to-morrow. The dnv's session will be devoted to the con sideration of their report, and to a discne eion of the Oregon inter-state commerce bill. The delegates attended a banquet to-night to which a number of senators and representatives were invited. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. The senate finance committee had sev eral meetings to-day to consider the bank ing bills. This morning Senator Sher man's bill was taken up and a substitute offered by Senator Aldrich authorizing the issue of currency equal in amount to the par value of all bonds except four per cents, deposited for security on circula tion. Upon the four per cents, tho banks are to receive at the rate of $110 onraocj for $100 bonds. The arrangement will continue nntil Jannary 1, 181)0, and there after the amount is to decrease $1 each year until it reached tne par value of the bonds. Some questions have arisen in re gard to the effect of the two meas ures it was determined to a?k the opinion of Corc,jtroiler Knox. Mr. Knox went before the oommittee this afternoon and expressed tho opinion that there was little ohoice between tho meas ures as to the ultimate effect. He expressed a qualified preference for the substitute, as being more easily understood than the origioal bill. Upon the conclusion of Knox'a remarks, the question of substitu tion was decided affirmatively by rive to three. Senator MoPheraon's bill was then offered as a substitute to Aidrich's propo sition. Ir. provides for the issue of circu lating notes equal in amount to the par value of the bonds of all kinds deposited as security for circulation. The vote upon this question resulted in a tie —four to four. Senator Beck not being present the committed adjourned without final action. seifeb's bulldozing. C. W. Tyson, the committee stenograph er of the Forty-seventh congress, was ex amined to day by the hou'-ie committee on accounts. The witness resigned his po?i tion at the close of the last congress. He was called to testify what he knew conoern ing the removal of the house employes at the forty-seventh congress Bnd tha ap pointment of men that did no work. A few days since ex-Speaker Keifer said tho resignation of Tyson was voluntary, nud showed a commuEication containing his resignation, dated March 3, 1883. The members of tbe committee to-day esked the witness the cause of his resigning the position, and ho said his resignation was dem mded by Keirer, who expressed a de sire to appoint his nophew. Typon far ther said he had not contemplated resign ing until asked to do so by the ex-speaker. EDUCATIONAL. Mont Sit Joseph's ACADEMY I For ' tH3 Eincatioa of' Tonne Ladies^ DUBTJQTJE, IOWA. : Parents desirous of placing thnir daughters in a first class school, will do well to investigate the claims of tuis institution. To the present building, which is both spacious and beautiful, a large addition is being erected, which will con tain music, exhibition and recreation halls. The course of studies in the different departments is thorough, nothing being omitted that is neces sary to impart a finished education. The musi cal department comprises a thorough course for graduation in Theory and Practice. Every ad vantage is afforded to those who wish to pursue a special course in painting; general instructions i-< drawing ar 3 given in c'asa-rooms. For par ticular apply to SISTER SUPERIOB. 8544 ALMOST GIVEN AWAY ! BMMMFJunai WJM Hup OfHIE MRP JJy p i Uli uilo-n luu uIjU 1 Mlii v flu UOB Cor. Third and Robert Streets, St. Paul. VMM. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Largest Array O 3 , OP FIRST GRADE PIANOS! Of any House in the West. Look at th.> list of Pianos for which we are General Agents: STEINWAY, CHECKERING, 11A1NES, KRANICK &BACH, GABLER, ARlOy, Gmag purchasers an ultimate*! field for choice. mm mi infill 148 & 150 East Third St. PIANOS & ORGANS Taken in exchange for now goods during the Holiday Trade, all Warranted to be in P rfect Onto, and worth More than Wo Ask for Them! 1 Williame Cabinet Organ $80 1 Pr.nce & Co. (5 stops) Cabinet Organ.... 40 1 Bmith (8 stops) Cabinet Organ 50 1 Hhoninger (8 stops) Cabinet Organ 60 1 Estey (13 stops) Cabinet Organ 75 1 Mason & Hamlin (6 stops) Organ 80 1 Smith Pedal Baas Church Organ, two • banks keys 135 I Christie Upright Piano 125 1 Gronsteen Square Piano 150 1 Kiinball Upright, 7% octavos 175 Payments from $3 to $15 down, balance easy ■ monthly payments. Solo Agents for Hallott & Davis, Emerson, Kim ball Pianos, Kimball Parlor and Chapel Organs. W. W. KIMBALL CO., 51 West Third streot, St. Paul. AMUSEMENT Wrand Opera House ! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. TWO NIGHTS, COMMENCING FRIDAY, JAN. 25—GRAND SATURDAY MATINEE. JAMES A. HERNE'S HEARTS HEARTS OF OF OAK OA.K. JAMES A. HEBNI in his graat character TER RY DENNISON. THE SCENERY EXTIRELY SEW. (A car load carried by us) consisting in part of Marblehead Nock at Snnset, with rolling surf and lighthouse in tho distance. Firing the life-line; Tho Wreck of tho Nantuckot. The Mill in Operation. The Pretty Home Picture. TJBBRY, CHRYSTAL, AND THE BABY. Usual Prices—sl.oo, 75c, 50c, and 95c. Seats now on sale. Grand Opera House! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. Throe Nights commencing Monday, January 28. First Appearance of the Great Artist Clara Morris, Supported \)j GUSTAVUS LEVIOK, And a powerful Dm untie Company under the, management of ME. FRANK L. GOODWIN. REPERTOIKE: Monday Article 47. Tuesday Camillo. Wednesday The Now Magdalen. Matinee Wednesday 2 p. m Marble Heart, by Gustarua Lovick euported by tho Clara Morris Company. Prices $I.s'>, $1 25, $1.00 and GOc. Sa'e of seats commences Friday, January 25th, 9 a m. Railroads will make reduced rates to all visit ors. Coming Attractions: GR\U OPERA CO3I -i VANY, Thursday, Sannary 31. _______ DttOOU IST. IN NEW QUAitTExiS. P, J. DBEES, General Druggist 19 settled in hia elegant New Store Corner Mil and Saint Peter streets, Where can be found thri finest and bast of Drugs, Perfumery, Toilet Article, Patent Medicines, etc. Also, hII kinds of Garden and Flower Beads in their season. PSESCBIPTIONSA SPECIALTY CLOTHIKKtf.