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PEBPLEIIi_PEICI. The Fluctuations in Chicago Confined to Narrow Limits. LITTLE DOIXU IN ANY CEREAL. But Provisions Strong With an Advanc ing Tendancy. t — SHARES IS WALL STREET HIGHER. A Legitimate Increase in Prices Appar ently Setting In. CHICAGO. [Specinl Telegram to the Globe.l Chicago, Jan-. —It was a queer mar ket today, but a very, uninteresting and uneventfn; ne for all that. Wheat wab bled p.bont *. 'bin a very narrow range of %c, and co:>. within still smaller limits. Scalpers haggled over their eighths and sixteenths, while they did nothing. May wheat began at 98% and got as high as 'i'd}4-, but did not remain at either limit, but a moment. May corn started at 51 ',',< i and sold as high as 57%0 and as low as 57J4C, but within these con temptible limits as variable as wheat. Provisions were the features of the day. There were 18,000 hogs at the yards, and despite the warm weather there was so ac tive a competition between shippers and packers that prices advanced 10@15c, Manufacturers are amazed, and would like to know where the myriads of great blazk hogs which filled the country, according to report?, have gone. They have not for a certainty been received here; they have not been killed at any of tho other packing points in the country. Either the earth has opened and swallowed them up, or else early reports were all fal»e, and they never existed at all except in the rattled brains of professional Btatifl tioians. Live hogs are bringing nearly 0 oants per pound, while packers were led to believe that they would get more than they wanted by this time at 4 cents. It is no great wonder that pork, lard and ribs are advancing, and that packers who have filled their cellars with thia expensive produot are absolutely refusing to sell at ■even the present advanced prices. May pork, which closed last night at $10.15, opened at $10.30 and advanced u> $16.52}£. Then there was a lirtle break, but at 1 o'filook the close was $1G 40. Lard naturally took the same course; opened at $9.40, an ad vance of 1%«, rose to $9.45, and closed at $9.40. Of 31,000 hogs received yesterday over y,OCO were shipped eaßt. The January thaw is on. It is a regular thing, and no surprise to anybody. Its main influence is about the wheat pit. The newspapers are preparing for the January and February floods. The usual gorges are being formed in the Ohio vailaj. and before long the winter wheat fields will be tlooded as usual. There is nothing new or unexpected about these things. They are as regular as Christmas and Washington'? birthday, so it is to be expected that other things which foilow in their train will oome too. These are the reports of ruined wheat fields and the crop scare, : and an advances in prices of grain at speculative marts. Whether these floods actually do -damage or not cuts no figure. They always produce alarm and raise prices. Conse quently clever people know better than to sell wheat at this juncture, whatever their views. They simply stay out of the market or buy. Corn is neglected. Its turn will come, tobesnre, but just now wheat is having its inning. A.t 1 o'clock tho close was: May pork $10.40; May lard $9.40; May wheat 98J4C,; May corn 57% c. On call everything was higher;' May pork closed at $16.47^; May lard at $9.42^; May wheat at 98.%e.; May corn at 580. P. H. Wallace & Co., were large buyers of oats and cent the May option to 37%0. Roobe LoagLt wheat. Lindblom sold I coru. On the curb the feeling was 1 a trifle easier, wheat going at9BJ£c sellers. | Cables were* steady and receipts moderate. Tha warm rain of last night has left the country bare of snow, and a breeze would bring reports of damage to winter wheat and cause a sharp advance. We were flood ed with dispatches this morning reporting wheat out of condition in New York, and European markets depressed and lower, while the local bears did their utmost to cause a break, but we close, nevertheless, at the higheEt point of the day. We can only reiterate the advice given in ali our late letters to buy on every soft spot. Estimated decrease in the visible supply, 1,000,000. Corn is Ftronger and moderate receipts alarmtMi iho shorts, and, as we predicted, they found eary little corn of fered when they tried ••• >:-vr. We think corn good property, iuid believe May is good in very strong hands. It is a pur chase on evary liitle decline. Buy wheu weak. Don't wait for bulges when every one wants it. Oats are active and higher. Good par ties are buying May. The stock yards wera very dirty and alleys sloppy under continued moist weather. Receipts of cattle fall nearly 2,000 short of the corresponding day last •week, so that at the close to-iay the num bers for the week are only aboat 1,000 more than for the corresponding pc riod last week. This fact had a stimulat ing effect, and the general market was considerably stronger, with an advance of s@loc on all grades of shipping cattle. Trade in hogs opened quiet, with first sales showing an advance of strong sc; later it became known the receipts would reach 17,000. There was brisk competi tion for all on sale, and the general market advanced 10c, and in some instances 15c higher was paid. Paokera, shippers and speculators got about an equal share. There are some salesmen that were following the directions r.nd instructions of country shippers who hold their consignments over for to-morrow. There was a big falling off in sheep. T^ade is rather slow. Eastern shippers bought nearly 5,000 head yesterday, and they were in no hurry to go in to-day par ticularly so on account of the fear that they could not tuy^ cheap as yesterday, which wa3 the lowest day, perhaps, on sheep, for the week. A lot of 390 Texas averaging 70 ihs. sold for $2.40. We quote common natives $3<& 3.50; fair to medium $firstname.lastname@example.org; best fine wooled $5*7*5.50; fancy fine wooled $5.75 @ 6; lambs $6® 0.25. A number of board of trade men have lately been victims of a little confidence game played upon them by one Crofoot, who uaed to be in business here, but who disappeared for a number of years until lately, when he visited a number of his old acquaintances here telling them that he was hard up and representing that he was engaged with a firm of stock raisers named Anson, Hathaway & Co., of Leadvilie, Col, worth say $200,000. He borrowed $10 from each of his victims giving them eh security a prom issory note for $ 100 made by the firm which he claimed to represent, payable to his own order at tre Union Stock Yards National bank. Chicago, and indorsed by himself. Grofoot ] failing to appear at the time appointed* to settle the debt and reclaim the collateral, the note was sent to the bank for collection and returned with this memorandum upon the back:. '\No funds with us and wo don't know the parties." • . Chicago Financial. J Special Telegram to the Globe. | Chicago, Jan. 30.—The local monetary situ ation is unchanged, the supply of money seeking employment being in excess of the wants of reg ular customers in good standing. The banks were ready takers of all A 1 paper presented at 6@7 per cent, on time and s@s)*j per cent, on call. ■ Eastern exchange between city banks was quoted at 60@70c premium per $1,000. Bank clearings were $5,921,000 against $6,02,000 yesterday. The flow of currency is in favor, of the city. To-night Henry Clews & Co. wired Schwartz & Dupee: i "Tbe market was strong and defiant all day under very determined and skilful Jmanipalators, all £weak spot whenever they cropped out wore at once provided for and snatched quickly into line, so that the market in its entirety wee thoroughly in the grip of the bulls and the bears were thereby clipped of their recent prestige by the success of the movement and the advance established. Wo fore*hadowed this change of attitude over a week ago, which was at the period when the cloud -,ia» darKest, that a turn was near at hand, and that Wall street would surely pull through it and remain whore it stopped, and that it was no time for disappointment, and those that continued in that gloomy mood would soon be passed by on the wayside by wide awake travelers. Many, we fear, not heeding the advice then given, have been left in the ditch and badly mud-covered The market has now had a very rapid as well as an important advance. We therefore advise a gradual securing of profits so as to be in readi ness for what comes next." NEW YOBK. | Special Telegram to the Globe. J Nkw Yobs, Jan. 30.—The market opened without pressure of stocks, steady to strong. During the first half hour there was a sharp advanoa in Lackawanna, Northern Pacific and Northwetern. There was free realizing at the advance, and from that time until the last hour the market was feverish and unsettled, show ing the effects of good selling and some attention bythe bears. Oinahas slowly advanced, and Gould stocks were very stub bornly held. Otherwise the market was without featcre. Oregon was taken hold of by the bulls and advanced to 24J£ and then to 25. Meanwhile the clique brokers were baying Missouri Pacific. Toward the close Slayback bought Pullman up to 114%. While the market has been un deniably etrerg and the bulls have had full control of it, the rise does not appear to us to have any solid foundation, and we still believe the market a sale on all rallies. The Brokers' and Merchants' Telegraph company take contract to-day of the St. Louis board of trade and Pacific Mutual j from Chicago to Kansas City. The market closes weak, with the bears selling Pullman as the only firm feature. Gould is reported to be still buying Oregon Transcontinental. Stocks here acted to-day as though the bull movement had by no meaus culnminated. Reactions followed the ' advances of the early hours,but new buyers seemed to make their appearance at every drain. Delaware & Lackawanna has been one of the most astive features, selling up to 122 with big business. The Northern Pacific and Oregon Transcontinental wera well held. Canadian Pacific was the weak spot. There is nothing in the outlook to warrant an improvement in the stock ex cept that it is largely oversold. 14 is go ing to require a world of wealth to enable it to reach the Pacific coast, and when once there no object is gained Western Union looked well. Anthracite ooal pro duction for the week increased 50,000 tons. Gould southwestern are known to sh?w quite a falling off in earnings during the first half of this month. Manitoba was up three points from last evening's figures. Pullman Palace touched 115. There was good buy ing of stocks until within a few minutes of the finish. Canada Southern sold at 54j£ with good demand for the stock. Free selling all along the line jnst before the gong struck upeet prices so that the clos ing figures were not the best for the day. The Chicago 1.-\positio:> KuiUJlng. Chicago, Jan. 30. —The inter state indus trial exposition of Chicago having settled its difficulty concerning rental with the city, announces that the twelfth consecu tive annual exposition will open on Sep t?mber 3 and close October 18,1884. Ap plications for spaoe are coining already, far in advance of any former years. This announcement dispels all doubts as to the building being torn down, as at one time threatened. It also makes it certain that it will be selected as the plaoe of holding the next Republican national con vention. Hazing Among Military Students. Annapolis, Md., Jan. —More haziDg is reported at the military academy. On Saturday a number of the first class men attempted to compel a fourth class man, Russell, to stand upon his head, when a free fight insued, and several cadata were injured. It is stated that the same night the three upper classes bonded together and hazed each member of the fourth class. The latter refuse to give the authorities any information. Daity ST. PAUL, MINN., THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 31, 1884. WASHINGTON. jgrorr conghesskjx.il fuserals ARE COXDUC'XJEI). Soldiers Applying for Homesteads—The Hencepin Canal Scheme Booming—The Vinegar Interests at .Logir*rheadß— Morrison and Hewitt Tariff Kills—Proba ble T.*riir Legislation. Special Telegram to the Globe, - Washington, Jan. 30.—1t is customary to hold funeral services at the capitol when a member of congress dies in Washington. The last occasion on which the senate and house attended services of this character in Representatives' hall, was when Repre sentative Hartridge, the popular young Georgian, died in this city, The ante last preceding w<>.3 that of Representative Schliecher, of Texas. Mr. Schliecher was a man of great eize and stature, and re quired a large force of able bodied police men to bear into the chamber a casket of such unusual Bize. The services at such times are brief and the formalities simple. At the appointed hour public business is suspended in both branches of the legislature. ] The speaker causes enough seats to be vacated by representa tives to accommodate senators, and a row of chairs upholstered in plum colored leather are placed within a semi-circle in front of the desks for the U3e of the friends and family of ike deceased. Presently the central doors are thrown open, and when the sergeant-at-arma announces "'the sen ate of the United States," the senators, marching by twos headed by the president and secretary of the senate, and preceded by the serg eant-at-arms of that body, file down the main aisle and take seats to the right and left in front of the representatives. The latter remain standing until the senate is seated. The president of the senate occupies a seat on the speaker's platform, while the chaplains and visiting clergymen sit behind the desk usually occupied by the clerks of the house. The senators and members aoting as honorary pall bearers precede the casket, which is borne by a detail of oapitol policemen, and the family and immediate friends follow. The services consist usually of a brief exhortation and prayer. The speaker taps his dask and the procession reforms and moves from the hall, senate returns to its chamber and both houses immediately adjourn. The services to-day over the remains of Congressman Mackey were witnessed by a dense crowd in the galleries. SOLDIEB'S HOMESTEADS. Ex-soldiers residing in Winnebago county, 111., have petitioned 'congress through representative Hitt for an amend ment to the statutes so as to grant all dis charged soldiers and to the widows of those who perished in the war or have died since, the right to 160 acres of the public lands without reference to : thßir service and without requiring residence under the homestead and pre-emption laws. It seems the boys don't want to take their families out into new regions and settle on public lands, but to get scrip for 160 acres each and sell it. WILL GET AM OFFICE. Mr. John R. McFie, of Coultervilie, is another Illinois man who will soon be re warded with the spoils of office. Inquiry at the White house developes the fact that he will either be appointed register of lands in Arizona, or one of the associate justices of the supreme court of Wyoming. Congressman Thomas, when questioned on the subject, admitted that Mr. McFie was an applicant for something, but de clined to say just what position he did want, or how much truth there was in the statement. THE HENNEPIN CAHAL. Judge Murphy, of Davenport, has been workiug incessantly for several weeks in behalf of the Hennepin canal, and has ar gued the subject thoroughly with every member of the railways and oanal3 and river and harbor commissions, and while his speeohes will not appear in the Record they will have more effect in voting than many speeohes that do appear in tha Rec ord. It is the eve beforo the battle, but he ia confident of victory. To-morrow the committee on railways and canals will consider the matter, probably without much talking; and a report will be made on Friday. Judge Murphy is a cautious man who does not count his chickens be fore they are hatched, but has excellent opportunities for learning the feeling of members of the commission and he's confi dent not only of a favorable report but a report with few dissenting votes. VAPOBIZING VINEGAB. The senate finance committee listened today to objections from cider vinegar and eastern white wine vinegar makers against the vaporizing process now per mitted. The interest of the cider vinegar men in opposition to western white wine vinegar men is obvious, but the reason for being reinforced by certain white wine vinegar makers is not so plain. The explanation is that if vine gar makers had to buy the spirits they use, ihe freight charges would amount to a protection of eastern makers in their own market But if vinegar makers make their r*a spirits they must bring grain instead of whisky from the west, and this gives western men a slight advantage which enables them to invade the eastern market. Western vinegar men hava offer ed to compromise by being storekeepers, but this, of course, would not remove the real reasons why eastern men oppose a continuance of the present privileges, and the latter sought to convince the committee that the revenue would not be sufficiently proteot ed, even with storekeepers, as the latter might be corrupted. Senator Allison, who is a member of the committee, stated that western white wine vinegar makers would want to be heard on this matter, end the comrnitiee agreed that no action should be taken till the vinegar makers of Illinois, lowa and other western states had had time to present their case. Their propo sition in regard to storekeepers has been ac cepted as satisfactory by Secretary Folger, Commissioner Evans and representatives of the distilling interest who have hitherto antagonized the speci.il privileges of vine gar makers. E-.siorn men who appeared before thecomcrittee to-day in opposition to the continnaucß of the vaporizing pro- CB3B, expressed r. willingness that vinegar makers 6hoald have spirits tax free, or at a low rate of tax, say 20 cents a gallon. Only they insisted that the spirits should be made in a distillery. JIOBRISOU'S TABU'S 1 BILL. Mr. Morrison's tariff bill will be intro duced-in th& "house within ten days for reference to the committee of ways and means. While its details are not given oat for publication it i 3 under stood that in framing It the author has acted upon the theory that a bill reducing tariff duties to the rates fixed by the Mor rill tariff of IS6I oaght not to meat with very serious resistance from protection ists, and would probably form the basis for a nearer approach to unity of action ori the part of the Democrats than any othsr tariff reform measure at this time. In some of the schedules duties are re dnced 20 per cent., while in others the average is much less, and in no important instance are they cut down b9low tho rates of 18G1, but the free li?t is largely in creased. Mr. Hewitt's plan of revision will probably bs more systematic and complete, being based upon the theory that there ought to be corresponding r9 --■ lions upon materials and manufac tured articles, but that while the propor tion of reduction should as a rule be large upon raw materials, the amount should depend upon the particular case under consideration by the revisers. It is ex peoted that whatever result 3 Mr. Hewitt may reach, his bill will be seriously em barrassed in the committee by the fact that it is the work of a manufacturer who would naturally wish to adiußt rela tive duties on materials and manufactures so as to inorease the profits of the class to which he belongs. kandall's following. A Democratic senator of protective in clinations who had been consulting witk membeis of tbo house that he is on con fidential terms with, said to-night to the Globe correspondent that Randall's fol lowing in the house was generally exag gerated. If Mr. Randall attempted to oppose a bill making a reduction of the tariff he would find himself almost alone. The significance of this is that it is the mature conviction of a senator whose own views are in general harmony with Mr. Randall's and who represents a state where every party that wants votes ha 3to stand on a distinctly protective platform. This sen ator said farther that the party had by its platforms of 1876 and 1880 distinctly avowed itself as favoring revenue tariff. Tariff for revenue only would no er carry New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Indiana, or Ohio, and yet the Democratic party would not afford to repudiate the platforms of 1876 andlHSO. The only thing to be done, therefore, was for the house to pass a bill making moderate redn<*Hon3 of the tariff—some thing that would show and nothing radical. Then the Democrats could say next sum mer and fall: "Yes, we are for a revenue tariff, but i what we mean by a revenue tariff is this," and then point to the bill passed by the house. It is too late for the Democratic party to go in for protection for American industry. The only chance it has to save itself is to convince the public it is not in favor of out and out free trade. The senator added that when it came to a vote in tho house a bill mak ing moderate reductions in the tariff would ba supported by Democrats who are generally reckoned a 9 tariff men. | Western Associated Press. 1 Washington, Jan. 30.—The house com mittee on elections dismissed the consid eration of the contested election case of Janin vs. Hunt, Louisiana, on the ground that the evidence by the former was not introduced in the time prescribed by law. All public business is suspended in the senate and hoase, and the fuueral ceremo nies of the late Congressman Maokey, of South Carolina, is progressing in the hall of the house of representatives in the preeence of the members of both branohes of the national legislature. THE FIGHT ON FEIDAY OB SATUBDAT. The Fitz John Porter debate will be closed on Friday, or at the latest on Satur day. In the course of the debate last Satur day, Gen. Slooum interrupted Hoir to say he had in his possession the original let ters of Gen. Garfield, saying he was in favor of the commission. Gen. Slooum said further, that these letters will be pro duced before this house by a gentleman on your own side, and one Qd whom you have confidence. It is learned that the Ro pubiioan to whom he referred is Phelps, of New Jersey, who is to close the debate in the defense of Porter. Gen. Slooum, on moving the previous question, yielded his hour to Phelps, who was selected as an old friend of Gee. Porter, and because the latter has since the war been a "resident of New Jer sey and of the district which Philpß re presents in congress. It is understood the friends of Porter have placed in Philps' hand? private letters and other new evi dence of a notable charaoter, which will flatly ard authoritatively contradiot the various assertions made by the opponents of the Porter bill in course of the debate. THE STATE DINNEE. The president gave the first state dinner of the season at the White house this even ing. The east room was beautifully de corated for the occasion with tropical plants, ferns and exotics. The Marine band was stationed at the further end of the room. President Arthur, assisted by Mrs. MoElroy, received the guests who were a3 follows: Secretary of state and Mrs. Fre liDghuysen; the secretary of war and Mrs. Lincoln; the secretary of navy and Mrs. Chandler; the postmaster general and Mrs. Gresham: the attorney general and Mrs. Brewster; the Beoretary of interior and Mrs. Teller; the speaker of the hou3e and Mrs. Carlisle; General and Mrs. Sher idan; Admiral Porter; Senator r.ad Mrs. Vance; Senator and Mrs. Harrison; Senator and Mrs. Conger; Senator Sawyer; Senator Sewell; Senator Aldrich; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hiscook; Mrs. H. G. White; Mrs. E. E. Kinsley; Miss Lucy Freling huysen; Miss Gresham; Bir-hop Lampson and wife. Secretary Folge r was absent from the city. QOVEBNOB MTJBBAi'S CASE. Representative White, of Kentucky, tes tified before the house committee on ex penditures of the department of justice to-day in reference io his assertions in the house ' last week concerning the present (Klnbe. governor of Utah. He referred to the charges of irregularities in the office of Murray while United Statt3 marshal of Kentucky, and eaid the government had been wronged out of thousands of dollars, the consequence of the expenses incurred by fruitless and unnecessary prosecutions against the citizens of the state by which they were harassed and embittered against the government and it.? officers. False and fictitious charges for guards were made and numerous prosecutions had been instituted for the most trivial viola tions of the law, and the arrested parties taken from remote parts of the state to Louis" ille, passing en route commission trsj who could have heard their caees on preliminary examinations. This waa dona, he said, not in the interest of the government, but apparently for no other reason than to make costs. THE POKE INDUSTKY. Secretary Frelinhuysen has address2d to the president a communication, whioh will be transmitted to the house of reprsseuta tivas, in response to the resolutions asking for papers relating to the exciusi-jn of American hog product from foreign coun tries. He submits to the president copies of all pertinent matter found on record in the department of state, and gives in de tail the history of the exclusion of Ameri can meat 3 from France, Germany and other European countries. In March, 1881, the secretary says, the department of state prosecuted an examination into the various phases of the pork industry in the western states, which resulted in estab lishing the fact of the entire health fulness of the pork product. The facts thus elicited warranted the department in representing to foreign governments that the prejudicial judgment against the swine export from the country was ex parte and unfounded. When it was ascer tamed that Germany was about to issue an order for their total exclusion, the precident directed that the imperial gov ernment be informed of his intention to appoint a comm'ssijn to examine the whole subject and invited it to send ex perts here to act With the commission, but the invitation was declined. THE PBBSIDENT APPOINTS A C3XMI3SION. The president has since appointed the commission contemplated. It is com posed of a representative of the New York chamber of commerct; Prof. Charles F. Chandler, a representative of the Chicago board of trade; E. W. Blatchfuid and two members nominated by the commissioner of agrioulture, F. D. Curtip, New York, and Prof. D.E.Salmon, the whole under the chairmanship of the commissioner of agri culture. In point ot scientific competence and elevated impartiality, the formation of the commission is peculiarly fit for the execution of its responsible task. To it should belong in great measure the shap ing of the policy of this government to wards the pork question in its domestic or foreign aspects. In view of the promi nent part which the results to be reached by the pork commission must necessarily play in further treatment of the question by the executive orijy congress, the secre tary feels it incumbent upon him to ad vise that the president recommend that cm gress abstain from any immediate leg islative action until the report of the com mission, soon to be presented, is before it. The secretary farther says, the question to be carefully, frankly and honestly met is, whether (he prepared meat products exported from this country are injurious to the public health. We believe they are not, and have so represented, and should it appear that the meat products of this country are, as we believj them to bs, not deleterious, but promoters of health, it is believed these friendly nations, which have put forth th« decrees inhibiting the importa tion of our meats, wonld annul these de crees. If, however, in the face of clear proof, elicited both at home and abroad, that our products are free from disease or commuLioable germs of disease, proof of whioh might be established to a demon stration by actual inspection, as well as supported by the knowledge of the pre cautions which surround the raising and packing industries here, any nations with which we are on terms of intimacy and amity, should, by legislation, discriminate against the trade of this counrry, rather than protect the health of their people, it would then be the province of the execu tive to call the attention of such nations to the provisions of the treaties with the confident expectation that those treaties will be respected. It seems very plain that our policy in any event should be to prove our meat products wholesome, and the absence of trichino^i* in this cenntrj, and particularly in our army and navy where our meats are constantly used goes, to demonstrate this. Measures, however, might be taken to ascertain the absolute certainty by snob, me ins bs a Oimaias.on of so entists would devise, that our meats are or am be rendered innoxious. DJ>CHAEGE OF EMPLOYES. Representative Dockery expects to in troduce a bill at an early day to prohibit the discharge without cause,of employes of the house during the vacation of congress. Mr. Dockery has been led to the prepara tion of this bill by the facts brought out by the committee on accounts in the inves tigation as to the removal of Tyson, the stenographer of last congress, and the ap pointment in his stead of Gaines,a nepliew of ex-Speaker Keifer. INDIAN DELEGATION. Chief Carlos and his delegation of Flat head Indians had a conference with the secretary of the interior to-day, upon trie proposition to remove the Flatheads,now n Bitter-root valley to Jocko reservation, Montana. Senator Vest and Delegate McGinnis at the conference. The secre tary to convince Carlo 3 that the proposed change was for the best interests ot the Indians, as they were at present brought into contact with the white Eettlers ■v.d s offered theroby. He told Carlos that the lands in Jocko reservation wa3 intended for the use of his tribe, and would be sod anleses occupied and them, the Indiar:3 would find them selves homeless. Senator Vest also endeavored to induce Carlos to acoepi the proposition (a house on the reserva tion and an annuity of $500 were prom ised him and other tempting offers made), but the eld chief maintained a stubborn silence, and when the secretary offered him a paper to sign, he refused it with an angry gesture. He was advised to th ck over the matter and call again at the de partment. KEIFEB AND TY.3ON. The sub-oommitteeof the house commit tee on accounts which has in charge the in vestigation of the circumstances attending the removal of one of the official stenogra phers of the house by ex-Speaker Keifer met to-night. After reviewing the testi mony they unanimously agreed upon a re port to be submit^! to the full committee to-morrow. After the meeting, however, the chairman of the bub-oommittee was m [ formed that some further testimony would be presented on behalf of Mr. Keifer and that will consequently withhold thd report for the present. The members of the unb committee decline to siy what 13 the char acter of the report agreed upon, in ad vance of hearing the further testimony t> be offered. It is understood, however, that the sub-oorrmittee finds the charge made against Keifer, that he removed stenographer Tyson, ia order to give the latter".* plaoe to hia nephew, is true, and also finds that Keifer's nephew performed no services whatever in return for the salary paid him ainoe his appointment. EXCESS OF EXPOBT3. The excess m the value of exports over imports of merchandise for the month which ended Deo. 31, 1833, was $21,593,-' 142; for the six month 3 whioh ended Deo. 81, 1553, $61,988,665, and for the twelve months which ended Dec. 31, 1883, $10?, --071.' - THE POT BOILS. YT*rm German Endorsement or Albert Seheif-r for Congress—interviewed by a tinrm:ia Cotemporarv—Will He, or Won't Be—The Fletcher Slate In Peril. Mi: SchefferJSndorsd. ' ISr. Paul Daily Presse (German. The daily Globe gives in its edition of yesterday, a long article of the Chicago Tribune, which represents the political outlook in Minnesota. Among other items is a reference that ;in the fourth district (Minneapolis and St. Paul) Mr. L. Fletcher was ."opposed to be looked at us the successor of W. D. Washbnrn, who has decided to be no candidate for re-election. Suddenly a very dnngerou9 opponent arises in the person of Mr. Albert Scbeffer, of St. Paul, whose candidacy is supported by a large number of oar citizens. It is quite Bare there could be no better and more worthy representative found to be sent to Washington for the fourth district than him. And as far as our German pop ulation is concerned, they could find no better and far-seeing candidate for election. Will He Be or Not.' IBt. Paul Volfcszeitung. ] That is the world moving question the lust few days—that mean?, whether Mr. Albert Scheffer will be n candidate for congress, or not. Sorao obscure papers, as it generally is the oa?-, have set the po litical ball in motion that Mr. A. Scheifei is the most available and under all cir cumstances the most appropriate succes sor to Mr. Washburn. Now cornea Mr. Eii Perkins,acorrespondent of the Chicago Trilnuw, and says, that Mr. A. Scheffer ir the most popular man in the state and the man of the hour, who could give peace to the stormy waves of thepotitical fishpond. The Globe and Pioneer /'/■■ s.s took notice of it. And if we consider that Mr. Scheffer has worked hard and saco. ssfnlly for the election of Mr. Habin, and furthermore, that Mr. Washburn likes to be either candidate for governoror United States senator, he could not look upon the candidacy of Mr. Fietcher in a very friendly manner. Therefore, it seem ed as if there was something about it, and as the Volkazeihmg always likes to go to the bsttoia, we tried to squeeze the truth of the affair out of A. Sco&ffer. When our reporter told Mr. Soheffer about it, the following conversation took place: Rep.—Have you read Mr. Eli Perkins' letter in the Chicago Tribute-:' What do yon say to it? Mr. S. —I have read it, and oan say that it was written without my knowledge and consent. Rep.—How is it about your candidacy ? Mr. S. —Nothing about it at present. I have not thought of it yet. Rep.—Then you are no candidate/ Mr. S.—No not for some tima to come, and Ido not know whether I Khali be at all. I have to take into consideration business matters and other circa instances, and I have had no time to think ;tb ;ut it. But, Mr. Reporter, when I have come to -a conclusion I shall go up to your editorial room and will ask the gentlemen there what they think of it. Reporter—Much obliged Mr. S. we will wait. and then he went away no more enlightened than before. Must We be Itjnoretl:' [Freeborn Co. Standard (Bep.)] We respectf nlly yet with firm and Btead faat mem suggest to certain Republicans n the fourth congressional district who teem to have a pl&asant confidence that ;hey make a mistake in ignoring the their state is all fixed, that alaims and the prospects of a certain gen tleman, Albert Scheffer by name, who without any act of his own is more than likely to demolish their entire programme. MR. EDWIN D. MEAD Of Boston will Give Six Lectures on THE PHiiRIJI FATHERS! AT UNITY CLUB BOOM, (Wabashaw etreet, Opposite Summit Avenue.) Oo Thnrsiay and Saturday Evenings. Jan. 31, Puritanism; Feb. 2, New England in England; Feb. 7, Now England in Holland; Feb. 9, Flfmonth; Feb. 14, Bradford's Journal; Feb. 16, John Robinson. Tickets for the course,^l.so; evening tickets, 35c: for sale by tho lit. Paul Book Co., and by Bristol. Smith & Freeman. CLOTHIE R3. AValuable Dog Lost! And large reward offered for his recovery; but he never camo back, as he was made into a pair of beautiful Dog-Skin Gloves, which we are selling at One Dollar a Pair. They are worth more money. Our entire stock of Winter Furnishing Goods is being closed out at ruinously low prices. A line of fine all-wool, full regular-made Underwear, selling at $1 a garment, while the more expensive grades can now be bought at about 500 on the dollar. Wo are de termined to reduce our stock of Winter Furnishing Goods, and have made prices to tempt careful buyers. Every gentleman in St. Paul will find it to his advantage to patronize this great reduc tion sale. BOSTONone Pri^CLOTHING HOUSE Cor. Third,andHßobert Streete,lSt.fPaul. NO. &L MOBICAL INSrfiUMKNTH. Largest Array OF FIRST GRADE PIAJNTOS! Of any House in the West. Look nt the list of Pianos for which wo are General Agents: STEINWAT, CHICKEIiirTG. UAINES, KUANICK & BACK, GABLES, ARIOy, Giving purchasers en ultuasted Bald for choice. 148 & 150 East Third St. PIANOS & ORGANS Taken in exchange for new gooJs during the Holiday Trade, all Warranted to be ia Perfect Order, ami worth More than We Ask for Them ! 1 William© Cabinet Organ $30 1 Pence & Co. (5 stops) Cabinet Organ .... 40 1 Smith (8 stops) Cabinet Organ 60 1 Shoninger (8 stops) Cabinet Organ 60 I Eetey (18 stops) Cabinet Organ 75 1 Mason & Hnmlin (6stops) Organ 80 1 Smith Pedal Bets Church Organ, two banks koys 125 1 Christie Upright Piano 125 1 Gronsteen Square Piano 150 1 Kimball Upright, IX octAves 175 Payments from $3 to $15 down, balance easy monthly paymonts. Sole Agents for Hallett & Darin, Emerson, Sim ball Pianos, Kirn ball Parlor uiid Chapel Organs. W. W. KIMBALL CO., 51 West Third street, St. Paul. Grand Opera House ! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. • EXTRA.! A SEASON OF OI'EKA. THBEE NIGHTS and MATINEE, commencing Jan. 81. 1840! GRAII'S 1884! IFamons English ODBiaOo., NEW YOBK. GRAND CHORUa ! GORGEOUS COSTUMES ! ■ RKPKRTOIHK ; Thursday (for first time her?). Heart AMD Hand 1 Friday ... : Hi llsk Taylob Saturday Matinee. Heart and Hand Saturday Evo (by request) La Mascotte Seats now on sale. P. B.—This is tho only first-das* opera com pany ever here that charged the usual scale of prices: $1.00, 75c, 50c and 23c. 27-23 MISS LAURA W.HALL, TEACHES Of FIAIO ma ADD BABMDHII . iio6idet.ee, Jfp. 102 Wsstern Avennc. IV, Inttonv PI 42. part,. Jtit*.y. '.^-Ais -4 -tor BKAINAI'.D 1 MUSICAL WOULD, p&bulaed at Cierelana, Osk», It he* beau pubusne*l over 20 years, aud 13 aoanowl edged to bo the ablest and best, as well aa tho oldest musical journal in the couatry. Every teacher, amateur and pupil should havo It. Priced. 50 a year. Address as above. Notified by postal card, Miss H. will call at any n*iiioue» in t)i« city and r«o)i «nb«if''TsUons. NORTHERN PACIFIC R. R., [THE NIT.V " Overland Eoute !" THE ONLY LINE TO Portland. Ore., and the PariGc Northwest ■Leave Departing Trains.! Leave Minneap- St. Paul. Oil*. Pacific express : *B:'opra •8:15 pm Fargo day express +8:35 a m T'J:l:> a m Target night express | *8:00 pin »8:45 p m Dining car*, Pullman Mleepen, elegant day coaches, second-class coaches, arid emigrant sleeping carfl between St. Paul. Minneapolis, Fargo, Dak.; and Portland, Ore., without change. . ~~ ~~" : Arrive Arriving Trains. ! Minncap- | Arrive oils. St. Paul. Atlantic express *7.-25 am [ »7:10 am Fargo day express +7:05 p m +7:20 p m Fargo night express *7:2sam[ *7:4oam *Dailyr~t.Except Sunday. — City office, 8t Paul, 43 Jackson street. City office, Minneapolis, No. 10 Nicollet house. CHAH. S. FEE, General Passenger Agent. JOHN MTJIK, Superintendent of Traffic.