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VOL, VIL
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]%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 [email protected]
3.75; fair to medium $4 @ 4.25; the best
fat and fine wooled [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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.
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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.

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