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VOL. v H.
The Bulls in High Feather Over a Ris
ing Market.
Pork Heading the List with an Ad
vance to $17.45.
Wheat and Corn Dull and Neglected,
but with a Slight Advance-
A '*!i;irp Ittack on St. Paul and it Far
ther Decline in Ex-ViHards.
h to the Globfi.]
Chicago, Fbb. 4.—Provianns still keep
to the front. Receipts of hogs grow con
tinually lighter and promise to dwindle
down to aimcrit nothing before the ntxt
crop is ready for the market. "If hogs do
not come in faster than we hava been get
ting them for the last month," said a
packer to-day, tho preseut price of pro
visions is very low. I do nut anticipate
any larger receipts this Rummer than we
had last year, ?.nd if my anticipations
turn out to be correct, the shortage here in
provisions will be equal to 1,000,000 hogs,
and prices wilt bo something like
famine rates. There has been and is yet
no export demand to speak of, but this
clogged up outlet of our surplus stock ha«
been nearly made up by a new channel
which ha 3 opened up for the first time iv
years. I refer to southern demand which,"
early in winter was very free. It has fall
en off now a good den], bet has had the
effect of hastening high prices. Every
thing in the provision list was strong aud
active all day. Pork starting in at
$17.20 for May, reached $17.47%, with
cash tit $17.15 and closed at [email protected]
$17.4"* for oa«h and May. There was con
siderable selling on the quiet by locg3
who made a good profit and were satisfied
with it. Nat Jones, it is reported, let go
25,000 barrels of pork at over $1 profit,
and Ream is also mentioned 'is another
fortunate provision man who unloaded to
good advantage. It appears that the
"lambs" are beginning to open their eyes
and to wonder why they do not buy May
pork at $15 or lower. About
the time this option reaches $18
they will probably come in with a rush to
buy, and suffer the usual result by being
long on a big break. It is the opinion,
however, Of man; well posted on the snb
jeot of provisions that if a break does oc
cur shortly, it will only be temporary;
they consider provipions in Ihe long run a
aafe purchase. The recent rapid advance
is dne mainly to the disclosures of last de
livery day. Pork, lard and ribs did not
' 'go aroand." From this it was concluded
that packers who have, as is pretty certainly
known, property do not propose to deliver
it out. They have been bujers on a gi
gantic scale. Brokers in cash stoff who
have been declaring for a month that they
were compelled to telegraph country
packers to fill orders, and who have been
predicting nc ndvai.ee, are now in better
63teem. Fnrtnerrnore these people are
near enough to bank officials to get a little
of this confidence and declare now that
Armour is an enormous borrower of "time
money," anu shake their heads at customers
who express a desire to go short of pork.
Armour is not borrowing money to pay
interest with, they say, and this proposi
lion is so sensible a one that it finds gen
eral assent. Pork barrels are easily
counted, says a trader, short ribs are easily
handled. The abolition of "corner rule"
has Be far been a great thing for tbo bear<>.
It has never been of any eervioa to manip
ulators. Nat Jones and hia fellow eoalpera
have bad their inning. Englishmen claim
to have taken some millions of do'-lars out
of this market on short lard last sum
mer and fall. They've all
had their inning. I would
not follow their lead now for what I'm
worth. I believe if 1 did I'd lose. There's
very little donbt but Armour and others
hero who have been packing pork acd
making ribs the whole season at a loss,
hava not only lc?pt their product in their
cellar?, but have bought from outsiders
millions of dollars worth of the product
• these people have been so anxious to sill
at pri oes under the oost of manufacture.
Armour's greatest oorner grew out of the
depression following the first French edict;
McGsoeh's out of tho yellow fever scare.
I should rot be surprised at another great
pork corner resulting from the panic
which followed MoQeooh'B failure."
Lard and iit>.- fo lowed in the wake of
pork. The latu- '»> j a loads in any sreo
ulative excitement. L ird, however, is in
creasing its pace in advancing. May op
tion closed Saturday night at §9.37%,
opened this morning p.t % 9.65 at d sold as
high as $9.77j0. This was an advance for
the day of 20 cents per 10'» pound?, or over
75 cents per tierce. Lird, expertseay, is,
if other product i& about right, al
together too cheap. There are few
lard hoge arriving and the demand is ex
ceptionally good. At 1 o'cloak May lard
dosed at $9.77J£. Wheat and corn were
dull and neglected bac.nse the rapid ad
vance about provision made it co much
more attractive as a place for iuvestment.
Both corn aud wheat got some little
strength frcm the enthusiasm existing
among buyers of pork. May wheat
opened at 99b, an advance of %a, and after
some fluouatiou, got as high as 99j>4C,
and closed at 99}^3. The weather invited
stories about crop disasters.
Cables quote-I foreign markets as dull.
May oorn opened at an advance |of }^{@,
%c and advanced to 58%<j. There were
577 oars of this grain received of which
208 graded No. 2. These big receipts com
bined with otfioi-iaflaenoes eueh as flurry
in provision and me.it matters, advanced
pria?s. At 1 o'clock May corn stopped at
58%0. Bucket sh-jp proprietors cay that
on thair books thay have thirty bushels of
long grain to each bushel of short.
Nothing shows better how the coun
try is headed; nothing better how
to make money if professionals are to be
believed for they say that the country al
wajs is wrong. One hundred and eight cars
of wheat were received to-day. Oa call trad
ing was quiet. May pork stopped at
$17.42^; May lard at $9.75; May wheat
at 99%@99%0; May corn at 58J£@f>8%c;
May oats 37^ @ 3734 c. Robert Warren
: bought largely, taking 250,000 bushels at
split and bidding for more. Jones led the
market for 500,000 bushels June oats with
out finding a taker. Among the buyers of
wheat were Brega, Wallace and Lin3blom.
The latter bid the market for 200,000
bushels of May, without getting it. At the
close everything was easy and prices a
fraction lower on curb. The receipts of
cattle to-day were nearly 2,000 lees than
last Monday. The market is active con
sidering the small supply on sale, and
prices ruled as firm, if not higher, than on
Saturday. But few lota that could be
called finished or prime were received, nnd
few lots of really good, and there were a
good many coarse, bony and com
mon that averaged he ivy but
did not have <ha fleeh on their
bone-;, jet buyers had to take what:
was offered or go without. About all lot."
would answer for shipping or dressed
trade were sold at an early hour. The
market closed steady. Butchers' and can
ners' stock was in fair demand and steady.
There were but few stockers on sale, and
jet few buyers, yet they were held as high
as last week. Receipts of hogs amounted
to 1 300 to day. The quality was the poor
est for many days, and poorer than on
any day last week. The general market
was 10 to 20 oents higher than Satur
day, though the highest price paid
was no more than on Saturday. The ad
vance was on medium and common mixed
and on assorted light, yet common light
made considerably higher preen than on
Saturday. Shippers that wanted to make
sorts could not get the quality they desired
and hence these sorts don't show up in the
general advance. A good lot of Philadel
phias would have sold for $7 had they been
on the market. Nearly all were sold, the
receipts being equaly divided between
shippers and packers, specu
lators buying sparingly. Receipts
of sheep heavy being 1,0(0 more
than last Monday. Trade over, prices
tended lower. Hollis & Mayo, one of the
most extensive shipping firms, are out of.
the market, having order* not to buy, as
eastern markets are being furnished from
the home supply. Can hardly give satis
factory and intelligent quotations, so ir
regular are the eales. It is safe to say
that should receipts show up as large as
last week, prices will fall [email protected] per 100
Coates Bro.'p, of Philadelphia, cay in
their circular: "The long continued quiet
state of trade is affecting values. Choice
high grade fleece nnd desirable combing
wools hold up fairly well, but other de
scriptions are weakening, and to effeot
considerable sales lower prices will have
to be accepted. It is conceded that there
is very little wool ia country hands and
the stock in eastern markets is not ex
oessive, so that viiih fair trade it is esti
mated that there will be no surplus at the
end of the season, but as spring ap
proaches holders will be more desirous of
closing out ventures. Manufacturers gen-
erally are so discouraged at tbe slow sale
of their product that they are not free
buyers of raw material. They sre not now
interested to see wool decline in value, as
this means tut a further depreciation of
their stock of manufactured goods. Money
is very abundant, labor is fairly well em
ployed, values of all staples and products
are ruling very low, but there
is a general disinclination to
speculate in chances of future.
This may be partly due to the agitation of
the tariff question and partly to over
production that was induced by former
prosperous years. If there ig no adverse
legislation the natural growth of the coun
try, stimulated by the present low prices,
must before long absorb the excess of
inanufautared goods and make s better
market for wool.
Chicago Financial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe-1
Chicago, Feb. 4.—Th 9 week opecs with a
fair inquiry for money, ami, as tha tupply is in
excess of the wants of borrowers in good stand
ing, banks were ready takers of all fireV-laes
paper presented at [email protected]>^ per cent, on call, and
6«;7 por cent, on time. Ea'tem' exchange
remains steady and there were sales be
tweon city banks at 6C'c premium por §1,000.
Bank c!e:irings ware $9,236,0 C« against $17,033,
--000 on Saturday. The movement of currency is
still in favor of this city. Henry Clews & Co.
ielegraphed to Schwartz & Dupee to-nigct:
The market opened very strorg and wa3 active
if not buoyant most of the day. Tho only trou
ble now with which the advance which has been
established has to contend with, is the fact that
it does not seem to widen outside the scope of
buyers whose aid is absolutely necessary to sus
tain and keep the present movement under way,
dealings, therefore, have been largely confined
thus far to professionals. Still the advance un
der any circumstances must be rogirded as a
very satisfactory one, and a victor}' snatched
from what looked to ba a very bad
defeat for the progressive party. Still, consid
ering snrroutidingp, it has probably got as far for
the moment as is justifiable. We therefore ad
vise taking profits ia all instances i here they ex
ist, and if there is any mora to ba made, let the
other foiluw have ir. This is r.o time to be too
g,-eedy, that kind of appetite only belongs to
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yokk, Feb. 4.—Tha market opened
with the bull party in high, feather and
promising further developments in their
interest during the week. Their biggest
card is expected to be the settlement of
the lowa pool difficulties Stocks were,m
good borrowing demond. There was a
little reaction during the first half hour,
but the bulls absorbed all stock offering,
and frcm that time until the last hjur
prices were held steadi'y; and in some
cases were advanced. Then, on the
apparent hesitation of the market, room
traders commenced to hammer St. Phul,
and the rest of the list weakened in Fym
pathy. The heaviest dealings during the
day were in Northwestern, St. Paul, Mis
souri Pacific and Oregon. At one time a
faharp adva/ioe was made in Nor hwestern,
whioh, however, did not hold. There
seemed to be a desire to realize on North
ern Pacific during most of the day.
Coalers were strong and Reading was
marked up stronger than any other etock
on the list except Manhatton which has
no relation to other stocks. Gould fancys
were noticeably weak later ia
the day. Union Pacific was
steadily held and at times steam
was put on and the shorts were driven,
and at no time during the day was it al
lowed to have any material reaction.
Woerifehoffer is said to be still a bear, and
waiting an opportunity to attack the mar
ket. Central Pacific for December de
creased in earnings $151,600, and the de
crease for the year was $922,000. North
west earnings for the first week in Jan
uary increased $72 800; Omaha earnings
increased $22,900, and St. Paul earnings
increased $73,700.
After h r-nher firm opening, prices
wavered and it wa3 a question for a time
whether the top had not been reached.
There was a pretty free selling, and the
market showed pome weakness. It was
not long, however, before Wall street had
their troubles with the Omaha lines ad
justed and this with the earnioga of grang
ers for the fourth week in January showed J
a large increase and stimulated the build
who appeared to be anxious to secure Hoes
of stocks and succeeded in starting a fresh
advance. It was noticed in the last hour
that there was some quiet peddling out of
Oregon Transcontinental and Northern
Pacific preferred, and the market did
not stand up under it. There was a deal
iin Reading wbioh showed much manipu
lation, the price advancing two points
with some little excitement. . Oregon rail
way dropped from 95 to 90% and the
whole Northern Pacific system . appeared
to be unsupported. Manhattan elevated
continued to impr via and it touched 52
to-day. A fortnight. go it was trad d in
at about 40. There were plumy of stocks
for sale at the finish, and the feeling was
anything but buoyant.
London, Feb. 4.—The Mark Lane Ex
press, in its review of tho British grain
trade for the past week, says the weather
is mild and rainy,'and trade is inclined to
wards lovie/ prices. ' In some of the pro
vincial exchanges the prices declined la,
while in London the prices continue to
get lower. To-day only the choicest
English acd foreign wheat maintain their
former prices. Flour is very quiet and
lower, and barley is very dull. Foreign
wheat is still lower. The decline appears
unfavorable, and over-production seems
likely to continue and increase, and in the
meantime trade must suffer from a ple
thora of supply. Maize is weaker. Eight
cargoes of wheat has arrived off the coast,
two sold, four withdrawn, and four re
mained,- including two ho. 1 California.'
Cargoes on the passage are inanimate.
The sale 3of English wheat for ' the past
week are 61,317 quarters, at 90, against
59,901 quarters, at 403 Gd for the cor
responding week last year.
IjO, Wanda, the '.'Modern Sampson," Seri
■:■: «£ ously Injured.'
[Special Telegram to the Globa.]
Chicago, Feb. 4.Signor La Wanda,
the iron jawed man exhibiting at Kohl &
Middleton's dime museum, met with a
painful accident at his opening perform
ance at their west side house this afternoon.
His great act is in lifting with his teeth a
large barrel filled with water, weighing
600 pounds. After this marvelous display
of dental strength he invites two heavy
men to get on the barrel and then
lifts them. To-day the men salected to
mount the barrel while he held it with his
teeth in the air were olumsey. One acted
as he was instructed to do; the other, how
ever, appeared soared, he kept cn6 foot on
the platform and with the other leg strad
dled the barrel. When the
modern Sampson exerted his strength
there was a misbalance and the barrel was
jerked from his teetb. In falling it struck
him on the knee, causing a rupture of the
ligaments. A physician was called in and
the injured member bound up. La Wanda
lives in Detroit where his wife and twin
children are at present. The museum
management did all that was popsible to
relieve his suffering. He won't lift for
A Belief Thdt Col. Hathhone's Insanity
was Partially Induced by JAncoln's As
f Spocial Telegram to tho Globe.]
New Yokk, Feb. 4.—Tho three orphaned
children of Col. Rathbone, of Albany, who
in December last, while suffering from in
sanity killed his wife in Hanover, Germa
ny, arrived to day in the Brittanic on their
way to the home of their grandfather, Ex-;
senator Hamilton Harris. They are ac
companied by their uncle Mr. Hoy who
said: 'The physicians believe that Col.
Rathbone's iiisanity is undoubtedly incura
ble. They believe that his experience at the
assassination of President Lincoln had an
effect in shaping the peculiar form of his
insanity. After we had got a guardian ap
pointed under the German law and seeing,
every possible arrangement was made for
his comfort we "r returned to our native^
country. It was expected when we left
Hanover that the patient woald be far
enough recovered to go to an asylum be
fore we reached America.
Wors* Than »lie .James Boys.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
New Yobk, Feb. 4.—Preaching yeater
day on 'The Terror of Panics," Rev. Robt.
Collyersaid: <:The great trouble lies in
what is called business transac
tions—which is not business —carried on
in Chicago and New York, and many
cities. These paraos are created by men
who want to attain their selfish aims. Vil
iians wt:tch and wait their ohance, and
when the time comes they realize enorm
ous wealth at the expense and distrees
of others. The terrible pressure of
one bitter year upon poor is far more dis
tressing than anything conceivable. What
o*n we do to curb the*e panics that arc
brought about by hnman greed? People
may wonder that the James boys were per
mitted to plunder railroads and to carry
onth6ir depredations so successfully. But
there are worse men in New York than the
Jaraeß boys, who are weloomed into our
churches and who pay their pew rent. Let
uacallthemby their rigbt names—free
booters—for they are railroad plunderers.
For myself I prefer fre» booters like the
Jamss boye."
A. Variety of Fieics Expressed as to the
Feasibility cj its Pruvttiions.buta General
. Verdict that it mil be a Good Starter for
Needed Leaislation—Provision to hn Hade
for Vie, Adoption of Constitution by Da
ho'n—Representative Hammond Would
Like to Have Three Vice Presidents—
Second Assistant Po&tmisler General
Elmer's Hettlanation,
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1,
Washington, F&t>. —Great interest was
manifested by representatives in the Mor
rison tariff bill while it was being read to
the house to-day, yet when members were
afterwards asked for their opinions they
replied in guarded wprd3 and not for pub
lication, because as they said they had not
had time to consider the effect of the bili.
Prevalent opinion among tariff reformers
appeared 1 to be that it was shrewdly drawn
in a manner that would win votes from
the tariff men of .both parties, and enact
ed ml o law would effect a large red notion
i:; revenue^ of the government and com
pel a continuance of internal revenue
taxes on whisky and tobacco. Low tariff
men whose interests it proposes to touch
hold that it does not mafco equitable re
ductions and that no fair adjustment of
duties can be made by a bill that applies the
oust iron rule of a horizontal cutting
of tariff rates. A just proportion of re
daction as between articles iv different
schedules, and as between raw materials
and manufactured articles can cot be de
i termined by the plan adopted by Mr. Mor
rison, but by considering each case with
the facts bearing upon it. (Some, of the
wool men complain that he would make
matters worse for them instead of afford
ing even partial relief by lowering duties
on manufactures to a point commensurate
with reductions made by the last congress
ion raw. wool. "Among protectionists
the 1 bill . is not well re
ceived, . nor was; it expected that
it would be. They say it would f ruin the
manufacturing \ interest of eastern and
: middle 1 states - and throw thousands of
laboring men out of employment. „ One
gentleman jp remarked to-night that he
wondered that Mr. Morrison had incubated
so long upon a bill such as he has hatched
out. He thought any. man, who had ab
eess to an old tariff bill, could get up a
new one on the Morrison plan in a few
hours.ir He had managed to frame it so
that in practice it would throw the cus
toms ;'; laws into. , confusion
and keep /the' treasury department
j busy rendering decisions. It may be
1 stated^ however, that the view taken gen-
I erally by the best informed men ■without
regard to their] differences on the tariff
question is that Mr. Morrison, as official
leader ]of tariff-reforms, has drawn this
bill simply as a basis for the ways and
means ■ committee to operate upon, and
give tbo tariff reform movement a formal
inauguration, in this congress. /Crude
opinions as to its effect given without time
for reflection may be modified when it
comes to be carefully considered.
"We knew that we could be Ehorn our
selves if we went for wool to day, so we
thought it would be prudent to wait awhile
before asking the house to restore duty
on wool." This was the reply of
a representative of the wool growing in
terest when asked why Mr. Converse didn't
try to get his wool resolution considered
to-day by the house. In further explana
tion he said that it had been found
Converse could not now depend
upon getting the two-thirds vote necessary
to suspend the rules and pass the resolu
tion, and as his name heads the list of in
viduals whom the speaker has promised to
recognize for motions to 6U«p?Ed
the rnles, it was thought to bo prudent to
wait until next suspension day. It hap
pened that the oonrse of business in the
house to-day took a direction that occu
pied the timo until the hour of adjourn
ment, so that the motion for suspension
were not reached in the regular order of
bnsiness. At one time Mr. Randall, having
control of the floor to make a committee,
reported, offered to give way but nobody
appeared to take notice of it ami the
chance waslo^t for ->everal weeks. In the
meantime efforts will be privately made to
work up a settlement am mi^ uuinbers for
granting the relief desiryd by wool
[ Western Associated Press. ]
Washington, Feb. 4.—The hou?e com
mittee on elections voted in the contested
election case of Garrison vs. Mays (Va.))
to give the seat to Mays on the prima
faoia evidence.
Favorable reports were made on the
bills for public buildirgs at Cirson City,
Nevada, Waco, San Antonio, and on
Springer's bill for the purchase of addi
tional ground adjoining the public build
ing at Springfield, 111., to CO3S §27,000.
In the supreme court tho case of the
Spring Valley water works vs. the board
of supervisors, San Francisco, an appeal
from the supremo court of California, de
nying the application of the plaintiffs for
a writ of mandamus to compel the board
of supervisors of San Francisco, to ap
point a commissioner tc fill a vacancy on
the board of commissioners, whose duty it
is to fix the rateß to be charged by the
company for w.'ter supplied the consum
ers, the judgment of the lower court was
affirmed, Chief Justice Waite delivering
the opinion, and Justice Field dissenting.
A ile^ ision was also rendered in the ca6e of
the United States, appellant, vs. Frank H.
Kehan, appeal from the court of claims. The
court of claims rendered a judgment in favor of
appellant for $33,19^, by reason of tho disc n
tituanre by the United Sta'es of work which he
had undertaken, as surety for John ltay,
a contractor with the United States for certain
improvements to the harbor of New Odc-ans,
owing to the report of the board of engineers,
that the plan of improvement was a failure, and
withoutany fault en the part of tho appellee.
The United States appealed from this decision.
This court, in affirming the jadgment of the
coart of claims, says, unless th°re is 60ine arti
ficial rule of law which has taken place, natural
justice, in relation to the measure of damages,
it would seem quite clear that the claimant
should, at least, be made whole for his losses
and expense*.
A decision was alsa rendered in the case of
the city of Ease St. Lonip and treasurer of the
city of East Br. Louis, plaintiffs, in error,versus
the United Seates, ex rel. John F. Zebbley in
error, from the circuit court of the United
States for the southern district of Illinois. This
was a suit in which the reiator,
having recovered judgment in the circuit
court of the United States for the southern dis
trict of Illinois upon bonds issued by the city of
Ea&t St. Lous, was awarded a peremptory man
damus, directing the city authorities to set apsrt
in rach year $ 3,1,'0U out of throe-tenths author
ized by a tax le?y, and $ 10,000 out of the re
maining stvea-tentha of said tax levy, for the
payment of said judgment, interests and costs,
: until the same has bean fully paid and dis
charge i. The mandamus also order-d the city
to appropriate, use and expend its revenues in
tne most rigid and economical manner, to the
end that said ' judarmont be paid as speedily
as possible. This court holds that th«
plaintiff is in erro'/have no reason to complain
so much of this judgment, as it requires
the collection of the tax and the application
$3,000 out of three-tenths thereof to the pay
ment of the judgment. That the levy is au
thorized by the city's charter, and that a pro
portion of it is expressly pledged to the payment
of ict jreet and the redemption of its bonded
debt. The further award of $10,000 <ut of the
remaining seven-tenths, this coart holds cannot
be justified, as that portion of the tax levy :s
authorized for the necessary expenses of the ad
mi istratioc, not ' including payments
of bonds. Admitting that any surplus o.ight
to be applied to the payment of these bond<>,
th-t could only bo required after such snrplns
should have been "as ertained to exist. Iv th-»
present judgment, the court has undertaken to
f' re-see it, and by a mandarins to compel the
city to limit its expenditures for general pur
poses, and to create a mrphts which it ap
propriates. The question as to what expendi
tures are proper and necessary for municipal fid
ministration, is not, the court holds, judicial,
and is confined. - ■ v,:;: : Zip:'-
Van Wick introduced a repolt.tion in the
sanate, which was agreed to, providing
that no dividends shall hereafter be ma:e
by the Union Pacific Railroad oompany,
but frora the actual net earnings thereof,
and no new stocks shall be issued or mort
gages or pledges made on the property or
net earnings of the company without the
leave of congress, except for the purpose
of funaing and securing debts now exist
ing, or the removal thereby, and ary
director or officer who shall pay, or de
olare, or aid in paying or deolaring any
dividend, or creating any mortgage or
pledges prohibited by this act, shall be
pnui&hed by imprisonment not exc^edine
two years and a fine not exceeding $5,000,
Henry D. Lyman, Ohio, second assist
ant postmaster general; Wo, Dickson,
Utah, attorney for the United States,
Utah; Peter H. Btolber>.:, receiver of pub
lio moneys at Taylors Fail?, Minn., John
R. McFie, Illinois, register of land office
at Las Graces, New Mexico.
J. A. Leonard, consul general at Calcut
ta; Ossar Maltneos, consul at L9ith;
Everett P. Freeman, Montana, register of
land office at Redwood Falls, Minn.; Robt.
W. Kelly, pension agent, , Louisville Ky.;
Richard S. Tulhill, attorney of the north
ern district of Illinois.
Postmasters: James A- Asheroft, Pa
ducah, N. V.; Echue Enos, Waukesha,
Wis.; Jas. G. Bain, Marlinsville, Ind.; Ja
bes H. Kasson, Ka^non, Minn.
' The bill introduced by Representative
Graves relative to the Miesouri .river com
mission, provides that the commission
shall be composed of five members, one
engineer of the corps of tho army, one
from the coast and geodetic survey, and
three from civil life, one shall bo a civil
engineer. The work of the committee
will be to prepare plans and estimates for
permanently ; deepening and locating
the channel and protecting the bauks ox
the Missouri river from th<».*heßtfe>JtA«iiß
head. An appropriation of one '" millitn is
provided for.
Senator Sherman's banking bill was
offered today in the senate as a substi
tute for the McPherson bill.
Senator Cameron's bill to enable the
people of Dakota to form a constitution,
prescribes the manner of the election of
delegates. The delegates are to meet at
the capital the Ist of December, 1884, and
proceed to form the constitution of the
proposed state, which shall embrace such
portion of tho territory,* as the convention
may decide. The delegates are to be ap
portioned among the counties as follows:
Each county organized prior to tha elec
tion, shall elect one delegate, and one ad
ditional delegate to evisry 800 votes oast
at the last general election for a delegate
to congress.
Representative Hammond's bill was in
troduced to-day, to amend the constitu
tion as to officers, and the duties
of the president and vice president
of the Uuited States and provides for
the election of president and three vice
presidents, each chosen for the same num
ber of jeur*. The first vice president
shall be president of the senate, and the
second or third vice president, hall oc
cupy that position in case of the removal
from office of the president of the Uni
States. In case of tho removal of the
president the office to be held by the first,
second or third vice president in order,
and when only there is a vice president of
the United State* he shall exercise the
office of the president and the senate shall
elect a president pro tempore, and con
gress may, by law, provide for a successor
to the third vice president, when removed
from the presidental chair.
A bill to repeal the section of the re
vised statutes restricting the term of cer
tain offices to four years, introduced by
Representative Willis, is another, step to
wards civil service reform. Is .win pre
pared by tho New York Civil Service Re
form association; and provides that the
offices at present limited to the term of
four years shall be held at tho "will of the
appointing power, or during good bbhavio
and competency. The officers affected by
this bill are those of the United States
district attorney, chief justices and associ
ate justices of territories, presidential
postmasters, registrars of land cuices, re
ceivers of public moneys, .surveyors gen
eral of territories and collectors of cus
toms. /
- Representative Robinson, of New York,
sa>s in explanation of the joint resolution
introduced to day proposing the amend
ing of the constitutional amendmout to
permit the export tax on cotton, '.. that
should the amendment be adopted, it " will
bo followed by a proposition to fix the tex
at lc per pound, which it is estimated will
bring an annual revenue to the govern
ment of $13,000,000.." . ,
The issue of standard silver dollars for
the week which ended February 2d, was
$85,996, and'< for the corresponding period
la3t year. 1198,000. .. >,
" Captain Win, A. Kirkland, commander.
of the receiving ship Colorado, New York,
bus volunteered to command the proposed
Greely relief expedition, and will be as
signed to that duty. .
Second Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Elmer has resigned to go into bn-iu3es
in New York.: Henry D. Lyman, his suc
cessor, was Elmer's chief cleik.
Secretary Chandler received a cable
from Lieut. Hirber, in charge of the re
mains'of the De Long party at li.-mbnrg.
stating that they w;ll sail for New York on
Wednesday in the "Friaa."
Tho pre?iit>nt appointed the following
commissioners to the international cotton
exposition at New Orleans: G. H. Gate?,
Vermont; H. G. Root, alternate; William
Dean, Delaware; Charles H. Treat, alter
nate; Richard Cromwell, Maryland; Theo
dore Hooper, alternate; A. P. Butter, South
Carolina; W. L. Maulden, alternate.
Dor&heimf r'a bilj, granting a copyright
to foreign authors on condition of recipro
cal - '.sis by foreign government", will be
reported to the hou.^e for favorable action
morrow, .by a unanimous vote of the
judiciary committee. The object of the
bi.'l 13 to doffead the property aiiil ri^ht? of
American authors from unfair competi
tion at home, and open for our writer*
uew markets? abroad. It does not »{fso;
the protection given American bcokiaura
fKC'.urers by the tariff.
The National Republican to-morrow will state
th it, having made inquiry of Justice Hank of
in supreme court, as to the truth lor j falsity of
U;« statement recently published, that he re
bigned Ids commission in 1863 because of ho*
tiiny to the emancipation proclamation, he
referred tho reportor to the records of the war
department for his letter of resignation. The
letter id c'ated Layergne, Term., March 2, 1863,
nnd is addressed to Gen. Guriieltl, chief of stuff.
It fays, in part: "It is due to my superior
officers, to those with whom I originally entored
the '- service, . and to the cause in
which we . have alike labored fur
nearly sixteen months that I should state ex
plicitly the reasons which induced me 'to take
this step. The recent sudden death of my father
devolved upon me duties of a private nature
which I cannot, jwith propriety, neglect, and
which the public service do not require, I shall
neglect. Those duties relate to his unsettled
business, which demands immediate personal
attention. If lam permitted to retire from the
armT, I beg the commanding general to feel
assured it is from no want of conti Jence,either in
the justice or ultimate triumph of
the Union cause. That cause will
always have the warmest sympathies
of my heart, for there are no conditions. upon
which I will consent to a dissolution of the
Union, nor are there any conditions consistent
with the republican form of government which
I am not prepared to make in order to maintain
and perpetuate that Union."
The Mall of Ivauhoe Couiin »tnl«- v at M..<l-
Ihou Square Garden Witnessed by 10,000
(Special Telegram to the Globe. |
New Yobk, Feb. 4.—Ten thousand per
sons gathered in Madison Square garden
to-night at the Ivanhoe commandery ball.
The drill began at 10:30 and was a brilliant
opening of tho Ivanhoe oommaudery ball
and reception. One hundred knights of
Adelphia commandery, plumed and uni
formed, first circled the garden on spirited
unahod horses. Then Ivanhoe, Morten,
Clinton, Palestine, Coer De Lion, Uewiit
Ciiaton, Constantino, Yora and Helmo
en in man dork s formed a gigantic ellipse in
the center of the building and Monroe
knights, with a fall brass band, marched
down through the ellipse and gave an ex
hibition drill. It was after midnight be
fore the marvelous performance ended.
Mayor Parsons, of Rochester, occupied a
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. —The supreme
court &t Jefferson City baa granted a tew
trial to John Van Zint, colored, under Ben
tozice of death for killing Porter Arm
strong at Independence.
MoKinnky, Texas, Feb. 14.— J. L. Mat
thews, alias John Saward, oh'ir with
the murder of bis aged grandfather in
Henry county, Term., was jailed this even
ing to await the action of the Tennessee
Jebßky City, N. J., Feb. —Joho D.
Harriu^toaaad D. Peacock, were re-ar
rested today upon a new charge of con
spiracy to defraud the American Legion
of Honor.
New Yobk, Feb. 4— A. motion was made
to disoharge the bail of , George W.
Conkliner, of Reno, Nevada, who on March
10 last, phot and killed Wilbur H. Have*
stick, for seducing his married eister, Mrs.
HannahH. Uhler. The decision wan re:
Chicago,lll., Feb. 4.—Thomas Shehtn,
suspected ot the murder of Amelia 01? en,
the young seamstress whoß9 bDdy was
found on the prairie two week* ago, was
released to-day on a writ of hebea* cor
pus. Nobody ia now in custody for tb,o
murder of the girl.
' The Cable it .-m Examined.
San Fbasgisco, Feb. James Gamble,
general manager of the National Cable
Railway company, Lawrence R. Jerome,
and the eastern capitalists who came to ex
amine the street cable system of this city,
will return east to-morrow by their special
car ; "Jerome Marble." They convinced
themselves of the superiority of the San
Francisco cable system, which will no bo
generally adopted east.
suacSs eu a ' eUa «w»rwla p*IU Va a3Za wa *ii£r bsb V 3 uJ
ijTa rJt^mm .tv*B
Wo hava completed arrangements for furnishing to Grand {Army.
Societies any number of correct Regulation Uniform Suits, with
G. A. 11. Buttons, the buttons on the suit being so arranged that
they can easily be detached, and any ordinary button substituted.
We can also furnish the Regulation Fatigue Cup.
v As this is ourquiat seas we can give this department of our
business more: attention, and. can mate lower prices for CASH
than we can do later in the season. Societies will do well, there
fore, to give this matter their prompt attention.
Cor. Third.and Robert Streets,"St. Paul.
NO. 36.
Stodart, 6 octavos £ 40
Empire, t>.' -.1 octaves 50
Glenn, 6' octaves 55
Gilbert, 6 octaves Cl
Groveatein L Trade o>»j octaves 75
Emerson, 7 octaves 85
Ilallet & Davis, 7 octavos ISO
Wo wariant '\\>y.a. in km .1 order.
Terms to sust pnrr
ftp) i^fetSrff^ipil
143 & 150 East jThird St.
Grand Opera House!
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
1983 . SECOND SEASON 1884
And the Society, will give the
-ON —
Thursciay Bfli. Fel). 7 1884,
ciETiun limn DE tonsil,
"Court pianist to tho Emperor of Ger.iii»ny,"
MB. RUSSELL 8. GLOVER, ominont tenor
and local artist.
MB. Wl_L DORGAN, t nor.
MR. WAI. MANNEB, baritone.
MR. FRANK WOOD, accompanist, and 8«i
--bert's orchestra. ;• ,■'/"' i
,'• . ■
SEIGNIOR JANNOTTA, - Musical Director.
Piiice.3—Parquet and parquet circle, SI;
reserved, $1.25. Balcony, 7.V; reserve I, $1.
h lory, '25e and 50c, according to location.
Sale commence** Tuesday at 9 a. m.
Carriages at 10 o'clock. :i*-HB
Grand Opera House!
Tuesday and Wednesday,
FEB. 5 &6,
Before leaving for Now York City,
"Calfee's Wonderland"
The tour of the
with all its natural tints and color-*.
The most perfect entertainment ever offered in
St. Paul.
Prices have beon reduced to 75c, fiOc and 250.
First Baptist Cliorcli
Cor. Ninth and Wakonta btreets,
Thursday Evening, February 7
At 8 o'clock,
P, S.Henson,D.D.,
Will deliver his instructive and humorous
Lecture, cttit.ed
Admits one for 50c. 33-38
Of Boston will Give Six Lectures on
(Wabashaw street, Opposite Summit ATeau?.)
On Thursday awl Saturday Evenings.
Jan. 3!, Puritanism; Feb. 2, New Bnglaod in
England; Feb. 7, New EngJaodin Holland; Feb.
9, WTinouth; Feb. 14, Bradford's Journal; Feb.,
16, John Robinson. Tickets for tho 1.60:
evening tickets, 35c: for sale by the St. Paul
Book Co., and by Bristol. Smith & Freeman.

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