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VOL. TIL
AN IEWOL DAY.
No Startling Developeinents in Yester
day's Markets.
BUT LITTLE STRENGTH IS GRAIN,
Owing Chiefly to Heavy Holdings by
Large Operators.
SPUE FEATURE OF THE DAY,
Anil in Demand at an Advance —
Trades in Lard.
THE MANIPULATION OF STOCKS
Causes;: "Use in* Burlington, Northern
Pa*. 'A3 & Oregon Trans
continental.
UHICAUO.
| Special Telegram to the Globe, j
Chicago, Feb. 5.—"1 account fjr the little
strength in grain," taid an operator to-day," al
together to the fast that strong men have been
induc?d by the cheapness of money to invest in
it. For instance, I believe that HutchinKon has
h good deal in corn, and that Kent has a good
deal in wheat. I should not wonder if there
was some truth in the story that Phil. Armour
was interested somewhat with Kent, not in a
deal, but in an investment. Ordinarily it is an
axiom that packers, even the biggest of them,
must attend strictly to business in the packing
season, and havo no money to spare on outside
pursuits. This year, however, is an exception.
There are nearly 50,000 barrels lees of pork in
«tock now than a year ngo, and 75,000 barrels
less than two years ago. If pork be reduced to
meats there is actually a shortage of 40,000.000
pounds from stock hero last ye"»r in this market,
and a shortage of 70,000,000 pounds compared
with this month two years ago.
Money is cheap because a third ' of the small
packing houses are closed and all others are
running with reduced forces, and this winter
season receipts of hogs have been 300,000 less
than receipts in the same time in 1883 a bare
and short season too. It is a fact that all large
banks have men "shinning about on 'charge to
get borrowers. .Allerton fays : "In packing
house warehouses through which it is usually
difficult to walk, you can now drive in and turn
around with a coach and four." Of 185,0C0
barrels of pork in store bore, Armour is believed
to hold nearly two thuds and Hutchinson nearly
a third.
Word was received from the yards today before
trading began thit there were few hogs, and
those were lobe hud only at fancy prices. The
provision pit was nut the scene of any eucliex
citement as occurred yesterday. There was in
pork nobig trading. Prices, however, opened
higher and advaucedTcry rapidly. It was, how
aver, bocauf thero were no sellers rather than
because there were many or anxious buyers.
The situation is like this: If the market was
$17.53 for May and a trader wanted 250 barrels,
ho found no pe'lers in the market. •He got no
pork until he had bid £17.55, with compara
tively small transactions. The market conse
quently advanced vigorously until May was sell
ing at $17.77, 27>£c in advance of the
close last right. The feeling was
good, and was strengthened by some very
large trades in lard. Henry Warner was a big
buyer for account of somebo.y, takings 6ingle
book of B,OCO tierces for May at $9.85. The
price of this option, which had opened' at
$9.8'2;-£, advanced under the influence of this
kind of trading until it sold at $10. When this
was touched buyers, whoever they were, ap
peared satisfied. Ten cent lard was an accom
plished fact. Tho market then weakened off.
Armour became a seller or pork and traders
gave up the name of Cudahy & Stevens. May
pork dropped from $17.70 to $17.473<; May
lard from $iO to $9.85; May ribs, which had
sold up to $9.27>£, dropped to $9.15. The
feeling becamo weaker and trading duller.
The grain pits were dull all the morning. They
opened pretty strong and advanced a little
under the influents of the provision pit.
Weather fine, trading light and receipts of corn
large. There were only 73 cars of wheat re
ceived and but 70.1 of corn, and of these 267
graded No. 2. May wheat which had mounted
slowly to 99 c declined slowly to 98% c. May
corn which sold at 58j^c sold down to 58J^o. At
1 o'clock May wheat closed at 93% c, May corn
at 58){c, May pork at $17.52^, May lard tit
$9.90. Trading on call was small and without
interest. May oats closed at 37 %c, May heat
98%@93e, May com at [email protected]>6o, May pork
at 517.47>£@17 5?, May lard at [email protected]}£.
John Ramsey was selling May pork at 517.473>£
and Armour at. £17.5!) Robert Warner was
seller of corn and George Eldredge & Co. buyers.
The receipts of cattle at the stock yards were
1,000 less than for the first two days of last
week. The market oponed*slow, and during
thee rly morning hours business dragged. Buy
ers and sellers were considerably apart, the for
mer wnstir.g a shade stronger prices, and the
latter declaring they would not pay any more
than yesterday, and that their orders were to
buy lower or leave the market. The general
market lacked ihe vim and activity of last week,
and thould tho receipts exceed those of last
week, the chances are that values will sell lower.
Export demaod Las dwindled down to a few
from day to day. A couple of firms and ship
rers tr» the eusterr: n -ir!rot seemed to have little
confidence in tho near future.
The receipts of hogs •*.■!■• only half the num
ber of last Tuesday a d for the first two days of
this week are 18,000 ions than for the corres
ponding period last week. Under this and the
other circumstances of smart advance in hog
products, it is not to be wondered at that there
whs so sharp a scramble for all hogs for sale.
Under such competition it is no wonder that all
grades advaEcejd from 10 to 25c, the best
heavy making $7 per 106. About all were sold
at an early hour.
Sheep receipts were 2,000 less than last Tues
day, and 8,000 shorty for the week so far. Re
ceipt;- this morning were largely composed of
pool and common that aie not wanted unless at
low figmes. The only change to note is, per
haps, the in::rkci; is steadier than yeeterdoy,
with prices [email protected]:5c lower than lajt week.
Among the sales were 250 common averaging 74
pounds at i?2.EO; 107 averaging 57 pounds at
$8.50: 192 medium, averaging SB, at $4.50; 98,
averaging 118, at f5.09; choice South-down?,
averaging 66, at £5.50 and 262 fine wooled, low
grade?, tiouth-downe, Cotswold cross, averaging
118, $5 70.
The dry goods trade is improving and a bett?r
feeling pruvaile.
Clilcii'jo Financial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. s.—Loanable funds are in
goud su - ply and the demand is only modeiate.
On board of trada collaterals call loans are ;x.ade
at sSCp>£ per cent. On time "A 1" mercantile
paper pibses at 6)@70 per cent. Eastern ex
chan<,:« between ci'y banks is eaEier; early sales
were at 83c premium per $1,000, but at pre «nt.
writing 50 per cent, premium is the rate. Bank
clearings were $7,971,00!) against $9,236,00.)
yest°rday. A fair amount of currency was for
warded to coun'ry points.
Henry Clews & Co. telegraph: "The market
to-day has had more or less of a tired look and
it was quite perceptible that some stocks, such
as Chicago, Burlington & Qnmcy, which opened
at 124 and advanced to 126, and Delaware &
HuJson, which started at 103}4 and advanced
rapidly to 110 were manipulated upwards to ad
mit of holding the market while properties were
being sold, and the demand was in this way
freely .supplied. Our advice given yesterday to
realize profits whenever they existed was
quite generally availed of, and a large quantity
of stocks from such quarters were disposed of.
Towards the close considerable weakness set in,
largely, however, owi g to a telegram received
over our (Schwartz & Dup?e's) private wire
from Chicago, which stated that the Chicago,
Burlington & Qaincy company were not repre
sented at the Chicago trunk line meeting. This
rather indicated that tli3 prospect of bringing
these various roads together to effect a settle
ment was not altogether promising. Upon this
announcement the selling became quite general,
causing a weak ending to the entire market,
and the appearance of still lower prices.
SEW YOIJK.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
New York, Feb. s.—lt looked for a time this
morning 58 if the bears would farther depress
prices, but it was not to be. Buyers who n-pre
sert a supposed syndicate for advancing socks
soon made their appearance, ar.d the market was
worked up sharply. Chicago, Burlington &
Qaincy was the attraction duripg the morning
hours, selling at from 124 to 126 X without a
break. Northern Pacific prefened, and its ally,
Oregon Transcontinental, were taken hold of al
so, and before noon the whole list was as firm as
the most sanguine bulj. could wish. Very good
buying of Lake Shore was reported, thongh
it did not boom as much as some
others. The remarkably good statement of
the Chicago, Burlingtpn & Quincy which was
known some time since to insiders, had much
to do with the ad ranee in that stock. The
public seemed to want some of it.
Rumors from that "pool" meeting in the last
hour were somewhat conflicting and the market
hesitated, showing, if anything, symptoms of
weakness, and became very dull. It was ru
mored at last that the "carrier" injunction
against West Shore was dissolved, and that road
had negotiated its loan; also that there had been
some unfavorable action in congress against the
Northern Pac fie. ltoom traders were engaged
in depressing prices at the finish. The earnings
of the Alton for the fourth week of January
3how an increase of $1,500.
THE AGONY OVER.
Blackburn Nominated for Senator from
Kentucky by the Caucus Cast Niglix.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 5. —The senatorial
caucus mot again to-night. Carlisle was with
drawn and Ulackburn was nominated on the
first ballot, the vote standing, Blackburn, 63;
Williams, 57.
A QUEEN INCOG.
Queen Pamare of the Tahiti Islands En
liont» to France to Sell Her Birthright
torsr,f),W)O.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yoke, Fob. s.—Queen Pamare, of the
Tahiti Islands is still at the Panama hotel. She
is registered as Madame Solomau, and a desper
ate but vain effort has been made to preserve
her incognito. The object of this secrecy has
been discovered. The Qneen is on her way to
France to induce the French government to give
her $5",000, instead of $80,000 as agreed, in
addition to a life pension, in return for relin
qnishi! g her sovereign right in the Society
Islands. Bhe will be a guest of the republic
and the French government is especially anxious
that she preserve her incognito in Paris
and en route. This, it is supposed, is for
political reasons. Lady and Judge Murgier,
he: escort, successfully oluded the vigilance of
the New York reporters, and reached the city
yesterday'evecing unannounced. As telegraphed
to the Times, she entertained the French consul
at dinner last nighi, and this fact led to the dis
co Vf'ry of her identity. The hotel has been
besieged by crowds of people all day, anxious
to catch a glimpse of royalty. Tho party
to-day visited several places of interest,
and to-night the queen received the acting
French consul and the pastor of the church of St.
Vincent de Paul. Through the latter gentleman
shf> trade a handsome present to the churches of
this city. Queen Poinare moves about with a
stately air and is shown great deference by her
companions. She was educated v Frauce and
speaks French and English fluently, pays the
l>i;i!io ami smokes cigarettes. The party will
»nil for France to-morrow afternoon
IS HOT WATER.
supertn'endent of Mails French Charged
With Favoritism and Tjjranny.\
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 5. —The commis
sion to iuvostigate the charges against C. J.
French, superintendent of the fifth division of
the railway mail service, assembled here to-day.
The commission consisted of postmasters, Wild
man, of Indianapolis; Reed, of Peru; Meyer, of
Columbus, Ohio; Jones, of Cleveland, Ohio,
and Assistant Postmaster Tuley, of Louisville,
Ky. Jones was mada president, and Tuley,
secretary. The commission determined to issue
a circular letter to postal clerks at a distance,
giving notice that they could appear before the
commission one week from to-morrow and
make known their grievances To this letter
thera will be attached the following telegram:
Wash ngton, D. C, Feb. 4, 1884.—T0 James
A. Wildman, Postmaster, Indianapolis: Please
give public notice through the press that the
postal cleiks who have complaints a' d charges
against French are invited to appear and testify
before the commission. They will be a'lowed
full ray during their absence from duty and
will be protected f om persecution or arrogance
in the future oa account of testifvh)g. 1 ex
ppct the commission to use every effort to make
a thorough and impartial investigation.
[Signed] W. Q. Geesham.
French is charged with favoritism towards
some and tyrannical treatment of other postal
cler'KH and employes, and with dishonest weigh
iur* of the mails. The investigation will be
public, and the taking of testimony will com
mence tc-morrow.
SAD EFFECT OF SPECULATION. »
A Wealth)) Hoard tiptrator Made a.Jipgijar j
and. Forced, to Aecejit a I'ositlun as Clerk.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yoek, Feb. 5. —A few years ago Mr.
Stargeß was one of the biggest operators
en the Chicago board of trade. He was
reputed to be a very wealthy man and was
oae of the big speculators in the famous
wheat corner, engineered by Mr. James
Keene in 1879, and "King Jack," as Mr.
Starts was called, owned a grain elevator
at Keoknk and certain transactions in con
nection therewith caused him to become
involved in troubles with his business as
sociates. He left the board of trade, and
several law suits were begun;. against him.
The last of these suits, that of Francis J.
Kent, was dismissed to-day, and the once
wealthy operator b.38 accepted a situation
as clerk in the house of a bunking firm
near the corner of Wall and New streets.
Intoxicants Prohibited.
Boston, Feb. 5. —The New Enjjlard Agricul
tural society unanimously voted to prohibit the
sale of intoxicating liquors at all the future
fairs of the society.
ST. PAUL, MINN., WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY (5, 1884.
WASHINGTON.
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVEK CONVEN
TION AT WORK.
It Will be Moderate in its Demands
and Ask Less than Two Millions—
The Big Stone Lake Reservoir not
Warranted at Present, So also the
Wisconsin and Pecatonica River Im
provements —The Illinois Press Gang
Mingle Business with Pleasure,
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Washington, Feb. s. —For the purpose of
ascertaining the probable aggregate of the river
and harbor bill which the commission is about
to prepare, cjacti member wa' asked at the con
vention meeting this morning to state how
much In thought ought to be appropriated. He
plies placed the aggregate at figures ranging
from $8,000.000 to B 's, 00,000, and the average
w.s almost $12,000,000. So it "may he taken
that the commission think the country will not
stand a river and harbor bill that appropriates
more than $12,0 0,000, and they will begin the
distribution upon a basis of an aggregate of ,
from 5i,003,000 to 02,030,003 for the Mississip
pi.
A 11/NKETIXi; TBIP SPOILED.
Thy house put its fo A dowa pretty hsav ily
to-day upon a echeme of Mr. Young of Tennes
see, «nd others for a junketing commission of
five to go to the Hot (Springs and investigate the
alleged crookedness in the execution of, a con
tract in sewers upon government property there.
The trip would have cost several thousand dol- j
lars.
RIVER JMI'BOVEMENTS. -
In a series of reports on rivers and harbors,
ordered under the act of congress Aug. 2,188/,
Maj. Mackenzie reports on the Pejatonica river
from Argyle to Wayne, Wis., as follows: That
portion of the stream under consideration ex
tends from Argyle to the lower part of Argyle
township, and by a very circuitous route down;
through Wiota township and into the upper part
of Wayne township to the junction, a distance
of twenty-five miles (by wagon road seven and
one-half miles). From the junction it extends
up the west branch to Wayne, about four miles,
a total distance of twenty-nine miles by river.
It is. in no place less than sixty feet
not more than seventy-five feet wide. The
banks are frjm four to ten feet in height and
generally sloping, and being of hard clay are
but little subject to abrasion. East branch has
a fall of six inches to the mile with no rapids
and few snags. It is extremely crooked, so that
it would be a matter of difficulty for the smallest
boats to work around the bends. There is a
gravel bar about a half mile in length a,bh'>rt
distance from Argyle, with fifteen inches to
three feet of water on it at an average stage.
There are two bridges over the river ia Wiota
township.
The Pecatonica, below the junction of tho
east and west branches, as well as Rjck river,
from Roekton to the mouth, are unnavigable for
any distance on account of the mill dams which
obstruct the stream at frequent intervals. There
is also a mill dam at Argyle. In '.lie original
government survey Pecatonica, bslo\v the junc
tion, and the west branch were put down as nav
igable, but the east branch, including a great
portion of the stream within the scope of ihis
examination, was not. There is a little steam
boat called the Success %hich has been making
eemi-weekly trips s;nce April, 1882, between
Argylo and Waynd. She is fifty feet long, four
teen feet wide, and draws one foot of water licht.
It is the only steamboat ever on the river, j t was
necessary for the owners of the beat to obtain
permission from abutting farmers to run it.
Some of the farmers have extended their fences
across the stream, thus making it incumbent on
the boat to open and close gates in passing
through. Wayne is a new village, started a year
ago, on the completion of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railway to that point. It con
tains about a dozen houses and two stores. Ar
gyle had a population in 1880 of 322, and the
township of the same name of 1,225. Wiota
tow> ship has at present a population of 1,687.
There are no towns on the river between Argy'e
and Wayne. The soil in the vicinity is
of a clayey nature, adapted principally
to grazing. Butter and cheese are the princi
pal products. From the above facts it will bo
sren that the portion of the Pecatonica under
consideration could not be much improved wi}h
out very great expense, which the circumstan
ce : of course would not warrant, running as it
does through a thioly settled country situated
entirely in thrse townships and urniavgable
both above ond below Argyle and balow Wayne
by reason of mill dams. I would therefore
give it rs my opinion that the river is not
worthy of improvement, and that the work
would not be a public necessity."
EIG STONE LAKE.
At Big Stone Lake, Minn., Cant. Allan says:
''If the reservoir system should ever be carried
to the iull extent of which it is capable, Big
Stone Lake, and other holding grounds wouid
probably be included. At present, however, the
commerce of Minnesota river would not appear
to warrant the expense of turning Big Stone
Lake into a reservoir."
On the Wisconsin river, from Portage to
Merrill, Lieutenant Col. Houston reports: "It
appears that the only demand for the improve
ment or this portion of that river is for the
purpose of faciliating the running of
logs and lumber, and that there is a
company chartered by the state of Wisconsin,
to make such improvement. There is no de
mand for its improvement for purposes of navi
gation nor is there any commerce, present or
prospective, which would justify the large out
lay needed for the purpose. 1 have, therefoie,
in view of the foregoing, to report that, in. my
judgment, the Wisconsin river, from Portage to
Merrill, is not worthy of improvement for the
purpose of navigation, and that the work is not
a p ablic necessity."
PLEASURE WITH BUSINESS.
The Illinois pr^ss association se«ms to be
raizing business with pleasure. It appears from
a circular laid on'he dusk of each senator and
representative this morning, that the association
desires cODgrcss to pay C. B. Signor, editor of
the EarlviDe Gazette. $lf-,oo' for the loss of an
arm in 186 i, the same having been shot off by a
union soldier.
I Western Associated Press. 1
Washington, Feb. s.—At the meeting of the
senate committee on privileges and elections,
the following sub-committees were'elected under
the Scerman resolution: For the Mississippi
branch of the investigation, Hoar, Cameion.
Wisconsin, Frye, Saulsbury, Jonas. Virginia
branch, Sherman, Laphama d Vance.
INTBR-STATE COMMERCE.
The members of the house committee on com
merce began the consideration to day of the
proposed legislation of the regular interstate
commerce. Long, Stewart, Peters, Davis, of
Illinois, Wadsworth, O'Neil aud Barksdale ex
pressed their views in fifteen-minute speeches
They favored the establishment of a commis
sion to consist of not less ihan three members.
There are fifteen members in the committee, and
the remaining eight will express their ooinions
at the next meeting.
president's reception.
The president gave a reception to the public
this evening. The mild weather, and the fact
that it was the first publio reception of the sea
son at the White house, drew a large throng to
the executive mansion. The east room, the
niß-n corridor, the leb!iy and the main parlors
were handsomely decorated with plants and fra
grant flowers from the conservatory. Promptly
at 8 o'clock the Marii^ baud began playiDg a
march. The d^ors were thrown open and the
public admitted to the blue room, where the
president st od, with Mrs. McElroy on his
right, and next her the wives of the members of
the cabinet. Soon after the crowd began to past.
The delegation of Flathead 1 ndians were con
ducted to the parlor and after shaking hands
with the great father foraaed in a line opposite
the president aod his lady friend, where they
stood for half an hour looking with evident
curiosity at the presidental p3rty, but saying
not a word. The nunaher of people in attend
anca was fully as great as ever appeared at any
presidential reception. Many of the delegates
to the MiEsis&ippi river /.'onvention, and mem
bers of the Illinois Press essociat on were pres
ont.
thk jnxrriA.
The annual compilation of the latest mi'itia
returns from states, shows that the organized
militia has 81,263 non-commissioned officers
and men, and 6,£02 commissioned officers. The
unorganizet militia of all states is 6,412,912.
New York has the largest organized militia force,
having 10,779 men, .iud 788 commissioned of
ficers. Pennsylvania is second, 7,454 men, and
55 1 officers. Florida third, 6,261 men, a d 455
officers. Ohio fourth, 5,515 men, and . 86j of
ficers. South Carolina fifth, 4,612 men, and
507 officers. Delaware, Nebraska, Nevada and
Vermont reported tho smallest organised mili
tias, the first named having only iB4 men, and
21 officer?, Nebraska 450 mcD, and 42 officers,
Nevada 615 men, »i;d 76 officers, ard Vermont
724 men. and 6) officers. Ohio lias the' largest
unorganized militia' strength of 50(J,00(» men,
New York 492,623,- Pennsylvania 4(51,482, Ill
inois 400,000, Missouri 310,G0u men of militia
age unorganized. .
AN EXCELLENT. SUfAjESTtON.
It has b-en suggested by an oih'oer of the
marine hospital service that a thorough inspec
tion of all ihe ci'ies on the Gulf of Mexico, not
only in the West Indies, but on the SouiJi and
Central American and Mexican, coast be made
befor* the summer season seta in, so as to ascer
tain their sanitary condition with a vi«w to the
protection of the aities of the United Btates
The matter is to be presented to the secretary of
the treasury for action.
THE ISSUE OF NOTES FOX BONDS.
Senator Morrill introduced in the senate to
day, a bill in amendment to Benator Mutcher
son's bill to proceed t6 issue "circular
ing notes to the national banking associations,
which ia especially a substitute for that bill. It
provide* for the issue by the comptroller of
currency upon deposits of United States bonds
circulating notes as follows: On 4 per cent bonds
issued prior to January Ist, 189 D, circu'ating
notes to an amount equal to 110 per cent, of the
pa* value of such bonds, provided that the issue
of the circulating notes upon tliis class of bonds
deposited or held in the fir;t year succeed
ing January Ist, 1890, phall net exceed 109 per
cent, par value of such bonds, and that the issue
of such b»nds deposited or held in each succeed
ing year thereafter that be one per cent, less
than on the year preceding until the limit ot the
issue is reduced to the par value of the bonds.
It provides further, that on tho deposit of any
United States bonds, now authorized by law, cir
culating notes may 1)9 i«suod to the depositor*
to an amount not exceeding (lie par value of
such bond*, but that at no time shall the total
amount of suck notes issued to any association
exceed the amount of its capital stock, actually
paid in at that time.
INDIAN LANDS.
Senator Coke's bill was reported favomb ly
to-day; to provide for the allotment of lands in
sevorality to the Indians on varions reservatiors,
and to extend the law of states and territories
over Indians, anddeclared the provisions of the
act not to extend to the reservation of the
Cherokees, Creeks, Phoctaws, Chickasaws and
Seminolea in the Indian territory.
PEXhiON BUREAU.
The house committed on invalid pensions are
decidedly opposed to the proposition to abolish
■ the porsioo c ajf *&'-' ~}**l>sk tbe;.ig?rtmd;' that
agencies are of great couvenience to claimants,
and by abolishing them !an equal amount of
work will be devolved on the other officers of
the pension bureau. . \ . ■
Senator Hawley introduced a bill amending
the pension laws and providing for the protec
tion of pensioners against the schemes of dis
honest pension attorneys. :
MISCELLANEOUS.
- At a meeting of the senate comncitteo on
finance, Senator Beck. called np his bill to ex
tend the horded p?iiod on whisky. Upon his
motion it was referred to the secretary of ihe
treasury for information, as to the prob
able effect of its passage.
I The Illinois Press association called at the
White house this forenoon in a body, and was
presented to the president and meaibers of the
cabinet. ■ ■' »
CHANGES IN OOMMITTEES.
The following charges were made in the mem-'
! bership of the senate committeee: On additional
accommodations to the library. Bayard, Mor
rill, Miller, California, were added, and Dolph
retired. On agriculture and forestry, Sawyer
Gibson were added. On commerce, Dolph,
Gorman and Statee were added, and Farley re
lieved. On manufactories, Pike and Butler
were added. On mines a d minim. Bowen was
advanced to the chairmanship, ami Terry, Cul
lom and Jones, of Florida, were added. On
woman suffrage, Gockrill was added, and made
chairman, and Jones, of Florida was retired. '
On claims, Fair was added, and Gibson retired.
The fallowing were named as the members of
the two new committees created by the new code
of senate ; rules: On \ expenditures of public
moneys, Wilson, Harrison, Plumb, Piutt, Beck,
George and Kenna. -On fish and . fishorifs, Lap
ham, fewell, Dasves, Palmer, Morgan, (jioome
and Farley. .
APPROPRIATIONS DISCU3SED.
The limit of the appropriation for rivers and
harbors for the next fiscal year was informally
discussed to-day by the house committee having
in charge those subjects. While no decision was
reached, the majority of the committee seemed
to favor an appropriation of not morj than ten
millions,and expressed themselves aa desirous,if
possible, to confine it within nine millions.
The estimates of the engineer and officials
having in charge the imrovements on rivers and
harbors amount to about $35,C00.000. The
committee thought, it impossibe to secure the
passage of so large an appropriation bill, and
cited the failure of the bill of last confess,
which appropriated only about $8/00.000.
The pian which the committee proposes .to fol
low is to reecommend an average of about one
fourth of the estimate made by the engineers
where the improvements are in progress. la
some cases, whrre the work is of great public
importance, the appropriation will be as
near the estimates as the committee
can make them. Some improvements of an en
tirely local nature will not b3 coEtddored. The
CL-mmittee decided to hold a session four days
©very week, in order that the bii' may be pre
pared as speedily ss possible. I" is thought it
will be ready to ba reported by ti.a last of April
or the first of May, and will provide for making
the approptiations immediately available.
BEPEAL OF APPROPRIATION?.
A bill was introduced by Senator Beck to-day,
to repeal certain permanent annual appropria
tions, which twice passed the senate in the for
mer congresses, but failed in th 9 house.
It was approved by Secretary Sher
man. Among the permanent appropriations
which will be reported, is one for five a: d r half
millions for the collection of custom*. The
passage of the bill now is said to be addition
ally important by reason of. the fact tnat the
secretary of the treasury has. recommecded a
consolidation of the curtoms districts, ana this
re ommendation cannot be acted upon advised y
while the annual appropriations remain at the
old figures. The bill practically repeals all the
permanent or indefinite appropriatioi s ex' ept
the sinking fund and the payment of
principal and interest of the national
debt. The expenses of the marine hospital st
vice and Smithocian Institution, the refunding
oE taxes and customs dues illegally collected,;>nd
the payment of interest on various classes ot ob
ligations gaaranteed by the government.
CIVIL SERVICE.
The questions involv ng the changes of the
present classifications of the civil service was
under consideration at the cabir.et to-day. All
t c members were present, and each entered into
the discussion, and tie result will probably be
embodied in the president's message to congress,
transmitting the report of the civil service
commission.
RAILWAY NOTES.
The Canadian Jfnajic Subsidy.
I Special Telegram to tne Globe. 1
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 5. —There is great
excitement in political circles to day over
the proposed government loan t o the Ca
nadian Pacific company. Magnates are
here in fell force lobbying and promisiD?
assistance to promoters of other line 3 on
condition that they support the
resolution before the house of
commons. Sir Charles Tnpper.
minister of railways, is at present speak
ing in favor of the resolutions. He spoke
three hoars before recess. He attributed
the failure by the Canadian Pacific to float
their bonds to the hostility of the Ameri
can railway companies and established the
fact that the government had ample secu
rity for the loan. He presented statement?
showing that 1,121 miles of line
had been bnilt at a cost of
$58,G95,3C5. The balance of the ro»d would
be completed in the spring of 1885, and
the whole work would only cost the coun
try in cash $39,42i>,348 in addition to the
land grant. He foreshadowed making
Halifax the eastern terminns,and announc
ed that a syndicate had agreed to a can
cellation of clause in contract which creat
ed a monopoly of branch lines connecting
with American system.
WfHtct-n Trunk Line Association
Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, Feb. 5. —At the meeting of the
Western Trunk Line association to-day all
roads except the Burlington were repre
sented. That road is out of the aasooia
tion and no movement was made to bring
it in. No basinets of iinportaice was
transacted.
The freight agents of east bound roads
meet in uhioago yesterday and resolved
to keep rates strictly ap to tas agree
ment.
A -iVtir Vice President.
Chicago, Feb. s.—Mr. F. Broughton, for
merly general manager of the Great Western
railway of Canada, baa bean appunted vice
president end general executire officer of the
Chicago & Atlantic. Ye is known as an able
and experienced railroad man and one exoe lleut
ly qualified for the responsible position. His
headquarters are Chicago aud he enters upo j
his auties at once.
fjHWinHepeg and Hudson Bay Railroad.
sOttawa, Oat., Fab. 5.—A. biil wag intro
duced in the dominion parliament to-day
to incorporate the San Francisco, Winni
peg & Hudson Bay railway. They propose
to connect with the American system of rail
■ways and build a line from Winnipeg to
Hudson's Bay east of Red river and Lnke
Winnepeg. The promoters are wealthy
Winnepegons and members of parliament.
The government will subsidize the line to,
the extent jof giving them 1,200 acres a I
mile atsoo. per acre. ,-.'....■ :
MUSICAL IN3TBOMENTB.
LESS THAS COST!
Stodart, 6 octaves $ 40
Empire, 6% octaves 60
Glenn, 6% octaves 55
Gilbert, 6 octaves..... ...60
Grovestein & Truslow| 6)4 octaves 76
Emerson, 7 octaves i 85
Hallet & Davis, 7 octaves. 150
We warrant them in good order.
Terms to suit purchaser,
PHI 'M ■•KE*W%.
llif if •'"■ '" ■
' ■
{ 148 & 150 East Third St.
\ ——— — ■ -=■
, FIVE 'YEAKS
AnioDgtfelpies
COL. GUIDO ILGES,
Late of the U. S. A., will lecture at 8 o'clock,
Friday Evening, February Bth,
■-■-•:.-.'-;. at '"".-'
SHERMAN HALL.
Upou the above topic, giving his 18 years' ex
.' . - perience among the Aborigines.
Admission 50c; reserved seats can be obtained
at 25c extra, this Wedaesday morning at Mr. B.
C. Hunger's music itpre, 107 ( ast Third street.
SECOND GRAND BALL!
V-Vr-^-- . S' . .' "■.-■-.■'.j--::'.% ■■■'".-. :7-->~. ■:•
. GIVEN BY THE
POLISH YOUNG MEN'S
Singing; Society!
AT—
PFEIFER'S HALL,
Saturday Eveiimg February 9Hi. 1834.
Admission for gents 50c. Ladies trie. Every
body is most cordially invited.
. THE COMMITTEE.
Gives Special Bargains in
MiAiEpaEISGIE
Olough & Warren Organs.
96 E Third Street, - St. Paul
lIILLIXEKY. CL7ASS. KTC.
NO MOREJJYSTERY!
THE SECRET TOLD
IjST
FEW "WORDS!
We want the*room and we want more so the
Cash for Spring Goods.
This is the reason why we sell all kinds of
goods at matchless prices, and why competition
with us is out of the* question.
To you it makes a difference whether you
buy of a House that makes the Cloak and Suit
business a specialty, or of a House that merely
keeps a few made-up goods for a side show.
In our stock you will find what you want,
and you can rely upon getting the very best of
goods, and that they are as represented,
We offer for 3 days our entire stock of Suits
at one-half of the regular price.
That is to say, a dress that is marked $25,
you can get for $12.50.
All our Cloaks are offered at a discount of
one-third off from the regular price; so that a
cloak that is marked $30 will only cost you $20.
Our stock is large and it is no longer a ques
tion whether or not we must make a sacrifice.
In order to accomplish our object of reduc
ing STOCK and realizing CASH we have cut
the price in two.
Never before in the history of the Cloak and Suit trade of
this country has there been so important and attractive a sale
inaugurated as this.
Our advice is come early and obtain the first choice.
WpJQQ £ WpiQQ
VfCluy IX ffuldu,
201,203 & 205
"East Seventh. St., corner of Sibley.
: CLOTHIERS.
ATTENTION!
■ „. ■'": _gr-r*ji ' ' jJ
«£!mkmm JET%am
We have completed arrangements for furnishingto G'randlArmy
Societies any number of correct Regulation Uniform Suits, with
! G. A. B. But'ons, the buttons on the suit being so arrangad that
| they can easily be detached, and any ordinary button substituted.
I We can also furnish the Regulation Fatigue Cap.
As this is our quiet season, 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. ■ ."\
l Tim, »!«•«—MH
BOSfOlortiißllllE
Cor. Third.and Robert Streets, St. Paul.
AMUSEMENTS.
Grand Opera House!
L. N. SCOTr, Manager.
1883 SECOND SEASON • 1884
ST. PAUL CHORAL SOCIETY.
EMMA THURSBY,
And the Society, will give the
SEGOfiD COMET!
ON
TMrsflay Ev'ng, Feti. 7,1884,
ASSISTED BY .
CHEVALIER ASTOWE DE KOJTSKf,
''Court pianist to the Emperor of Gontany,"
MR. RUSSELL 8. GLOVEU, eminent tenor
and local artist. - -
MB. WIL.L OORGA.N. t'nor.
MR. WM. WANNER, baritone.
MR. FRANK WOOD, accompanist, and Sei
bert's orchestra. ..•■";
! SEIGNIOR JANNOTTA, — Musical Director.
Prices—Parquet and . parquet circle, Si;
reserved, .25. Balcony. 75c; reserved, %I .
Gallery, 25c and = 50c, according to location
Sale commences Tuesday at 9 a. m. j
Carriages at 10 o'clock. 3;-38 I
NO.S7.
Grand Opera tee!
Tuesday and Wednesday.
■ FEB. 5 & 6,
Before leaving for New York City,
"Calfee's Wonderland"
The of the
I YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK,
with all its natural tints and colors.
• The moat perfect entertainment ever offerud in
St. Paul.
Prices have boon reduced to 75c, 60c and 250.
SEATS N >> OS BALK
First Baptist Chnrch
Cor. Ninth and Wakonta streets*,
Thursday Evening, Febraary 7
At 8 o'clock,
P. S. Henson, D.D.,
OF CHICAGO,
Will deliver his instructive and humorous
Lecture, ettitled
FOOLS.
■ Admit.? one for 50c. P'-S-*
MR. EDWIN D. MHiAD
Of Boston will Give Six Lectures on
TOE PIMRIfI FATHERS!
AT UNITY CLUB BOOM, V
(Wabashaw street, Opposite Summit Avenue.)
On Timrs -ay and . Saturday Evenings.
Jan 31, Puritanism; Feb. 2, N"W Kngland in
Ecgland; Feb. 7, New England in Holland; Feb.
9, mouth; Feb. 14, Bradford's Journal; Feb.
16, John Robinson. Tickets for the course,?l. so;
evening tickets, 85c: for sale by the bt. Paul
i Book Co., and by Bristol. Si ith & Freeman.

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