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AH DIVEpL DAY, So Startling Developements in Fes-er day's Markets. BUT LITTLE STRENGTH IN GRAIN, Owing Chit-fly to Heavy Holdings by Large Operators. HO.. 4* THE FEATURE OF THE DAY, _nd in Demaad at an Advance—Large Trades in Lard. THE MAHIPCLATION OF STOCKS Can • 'ise in»Burlington, Northern . Oregon Trans continental. 11CAG0. i .pecii I _ legram to the (.lobe. | •. Feb. 5.—"1 account f.r thir little .*' taid an operator to-day," al together to the fact that strong men have been indue d by the cheaoheas of money to invest in it. For instance, 1 bolieve that Hutchinson has ".good deal in corn, and that Kent has a good deal in wheat. I should not wonder if there wns -...m.j truth in the story that Phil. Armour was interested comewhat 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. Ther-- are nearly 50,000 barrels less of pork in *tock now than a year ago, and 75,000 barrels leas thau two years ago. If pom be reduced to meats there is actually a shortage of 40,000,000 pounds from stock hero last yeir in this market, and a shortage of 70,000,000 pounds compared with this month two years ago. Mimey is cheap because a third of the small packing houses are closed and all oth-ra aro running with reduced forces, and this winter season receipts of hogs havo been 200,000 less than receipts in the same time in 1883—a bare and short season too. It is a fact tbat all large banks have men "shinning"' about on 'charge to get borrowers. .Allorlon fays : "In packing hou.-s' warehouses through which it is usually difficult to walk, you can now drive in and turn around with a coach and four." Of 185,<<J0 barrels of pork i:i store here, Armour is believed to hold nearly two ;! :;<ls and Hutchinson nearly ri third. Word was r (coivo 1 from the yards toaay before trading began that there wore few hogs, and those . i only at fancy prices. The provision pit \.r- nol Ihe scone of any 6uch ex citement as occurred yesterday■ There was in Prices, however, opened higher and advani i 1 v. ry rapidly. It was, how aver, b< - were no sellers rather than beea i■• there w re many or anxious buyers. The situation i like this: If the market wf.es $17.53 for Maj and a trader wanted 250 barrels, he found uo sellers in the market. Ho got no pork until ho had bid «17.55, with compara tively small transactions. The market conse , advanced vigorously until May was sell ing al $1?.77, -7>.i: in advance of the trio.-,. last eight. The feeling was good, and v.m strengthened by some very large trades iv lard. Henry Warner was a big buyer for account of somebo y, taking a single block of 8,000 tiercee for May at $9.83. The price of this option, which had oponed at $'.).N-':_'. 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 tact. Tho market then weakened off. Armour became a seUer or work and traders gave up the name of Cudaby & Stevens. May pork dropped from #17.70 to $17.47>£: May lard from $.0 to $9.85; May ribs, -which had sold up to i 9 21%, dropped to #9.15. The feeling became weaker and trading duller. The grain pits were dull all the morning. They opened pretty Btrong and advanced a little nnder the _iflaenco of the provision pit. Weal. iding light and receipts of com large. There were only 73 cars of wheat re ceived rrird I'it 70! of corn, and of these 267 graded No. 2. May wheal which had mounted to 99 _( d clined slowly to 98V- May V hsoldatsB c sold down to 58,^0 At 1 o'clock Mi Jed at 9.>< c, May corn at 58 ; '': ra $17.52^, May lard at $9.90. Crading on call was email and withnnl interest. May oats closed at 37 Jgc, May wheat is „ ■ I Ii . y-ik'c. May pork at 511.47 - iv lard at $firstname.lastname@example.orgJ_". John ;. igMaypork at $VlAl?£ and Armou : Robert Waraei -,\as seller oi ■ - . ■ 'jje Eldredge & Co. buyers. Th • ■ '. at tiie stock yards were 1,-00 le ■ a first two days of last week. The market oponed ♦ slow, and during thee rly morning hours business dragged. Buy ers am! sellers vere considerably apart, the for mer waiting a shade stronger prices, and the latter declaring they would not pay any mure than yesterday, and that their orders were to buy lower or leave the market. The general market lacked the vim and activity of last week, and i iiould the receipts exceed those of last week, the chances are that values will sell lower. Export demand Lhs dwindled down to a few from day lo day . -'■ couple of firms and ship rers to the eai rket seemed to have little con—deuce in tho near future. The receipts of i ogs v,.-r- only half the num ber of last Tuesday • I lor the lirst two days of this week are 18,000 less than for the corres ponding period last week. Under this and the other circumsfauces of smart advance in hog products., it is nol to be wondered at that there was so sharp a scramble for all hogs for sale. Under such competition it is no wonder that all grades ad»a_ced from 10 to 2. rrc, the best ■ .'. About all were sold at an early Lour. Shee; receipts were 2,000 less than last Tues day, ai taV for the week so far. Be ceipts - were largely composed of poor and coma on thai are tot wanted up le.s ;:t low'-. - , only change to note is, per hap-, the markol -..steadier than yesterday, wi:!i prices 20@ 5c lower than hut week. Among the _".(i common averaging 74 pounds at iil E0; 1.7 averaging 57 pounds at $B.s('r 192 medium, averaging 88, at ?4.50; 98, averaging US, at $5.09; choice South-downs, averaging EG, at $5.50 and -G2 line wooled, low , South-downs, Cotswold cross, averaging 118, 53 70. The dry goods trade is improving aud a bett?r g :.r..\ails. Clii.rt.tgo Financial. rSpeaial Telegram to th_ Globe.] CHICAGO, Feb. s.—Loanable funds are in ju ply and the demand is only modeiate. On board of trad > collaterals call loans aro trade at ai^aVi per cc.-it. Oa time "A 1" mercantile paper passes at '> >H,lC\ per cent. Eastern ex ohang« between city banks is easier; early sales were at6'Jc premium per $1,000, but at pre-~_t writiug 50 per cent, premium is the rate. Bank clearings were §7,971,000 against $'J,236,00J 1 «*«%_ ♦* /00^t kfwmt+t *m\ % Daily I (BlniJE. yest.-rday. A fair amount of currency was for warded to country points. Henry Clews & Co. telegraph: "The market * o-day has had more or less of a tired look and it was quite perceptible that some stocks, such i - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, which opened ni 124 and advanced to 126, and Delaware & Hu Json, which started at 103% and advanced rapidly to 110 were m.nipulated 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 f|uantity of stocks from such quarters wer. disposed of. Towards tbe close considerable weakness set in, largely, however, o„i g to a telegram received over our (Schwartz & Dup?e'si private wire from Chicago, which stated that the Chit—go, Burlington & Quincy company were not repre sented at tho Chicago trunk line meeting. This rather indicated that tho prospect of bringing these various roads together to effect a settle ment was aot altogether promising. Upon this announcement the selling became quite g causing a weak ending to the entire market, and the appearance of still lower prices . JEW FORK. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | New _oek, Feb. s.—lt looked for a lime this morning es if the bears would further di prices, but it was not to be. Buyeis who n pre -•;. t a -apposed syndicate for advancing socks soon made their appearance, and the mnrkct was worked up sharply. Chicago, Burlington _ Quincy was the attraction durirg the morning hours, selling at from 124 to 126^ without a break. Northern Pacific preferied, and its ally. Oregon Transcontinental, were taken hold of al so, and before noon the whole list was as firm as the most sanguine bull could wish. Very good buying of Lake Shore was reported, though it did not boom as much as some others. The remarkably good statement of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy which was known some time since to insiders, had much to do with the advance in that stcck. The public ssomed to want some of it. Rumors from that "pool" meeting in the last hour were somewliat conflicting and the market hesitated, showing, if anything, symptoms of weakness, and became very dull, lt 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 boon some unfavorable action in congress against the Northern Pac fie. Boom traders were engaged in depressing price* at the finish. Tne earnings of the Alton for the fourth week of January show an increase of $1,500. THE A (JOKY OVER. Blackburn Nominated for Senator from Kentucky by the Caucus I.nst Kifrhr. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 5. —The senatorial caucus mot again to-night. Carlisle was with drawn and Blackburn was nominated on the tirs-t ballot, the vote standing, Blackburn, 63; Williams, 57. A O.UEEK INCOG. Queen I'amare of the> Tahiti Islands En Rout.,, to France io Sell Her Birthright for $.10,000. (Special Telegram to the Globe. | New Yoek, Fob. 5. —Queen Pamare, of the Tahiti Islands is still at tho Panama hotel. She is registered as Madame Soloman, and a desper ate but vain effort has been made to preserve hor 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 ..f $80,0.%' as agreed, iv addition to a life pension, in return for relin quish;! g her sovereign right in the Society Islands. She will be a guest of the republic and the French government is especially anxious that she preserve her incognito in Par"i 6 and en route. This, it is supposed, is for political reasons. Lady and Judge Murgier, he-escort, successfully eluded the vigilance of the New York reporters, and reached tho city yesterday evening unannounced. As telegraphed to the Times, she entertained the French consul at dinner last night, and this fact led to the dis covery of her identity. The hotel has betn besieged by crowds of people all day, anxious to catch a glimpse of royalty. Tho party to-day vitited teveral 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 she trade a handsome present to the churches of this city. Queen Pomare moves; about with a stately air and is shown great deference by her companions. She was educated ii Frauce and speaks French and English fluently, pays the piano and smokes cigarettes. The party will .-.ail for l'r nice to-morrow afternoon IK HOT WATER. ■ !*n pen if endent of Mails French Charged, }f itlt Favoritism and Tyranny.} [kdianapolis, Ind., Feb. s.—The commis sion to investigate the charges against C. J. French, superintendent of the fifth division of ilr> 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 Toley, of Louisville, Ky. Jones was made president, and Tuley, secretary. The commis ion 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 there will b'- attached the following telegram: Wash NGTON, D. C, Feb. 4, 1884.—T0 James A. Wi—(man, Postmaster, Indianapolis: Please givo public notice through the press that the postal clot ks 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 absanco from duty and wiil be protected f om persecution or arrogance in the future ou account of testifviDg. 1 ex pect tho commission to usi every effort to make a thorough and impartial investigation. | Signed i W. Q. Geerham. French is charged with favoritism towards some and tyrannical treatment of other postal clerks and employes, and with dishonest weigh i.irr. of the mails. Tho investigation will be public, and the taking of testimony will com mence to-morrow. .- SAD EFFECT OF SPECULATION. ! .1 Wealth;! Hoard uptrator Made a lieggar | and Forced to Accept a Position as Clerk. (Spscial Telegram to the Globe, j New Yoek, Feb. 5.—A few years ago Mr. | Sfcarge. wa? one of the biggest operators |en the Chicago board of trade. He was I repnted to bo a very wealthy man acd was j one cf tha big speculators in the famous ; wheat earner, engineered by Mr. James Keene in 1S71), and ''King Jack," as Mr. Stnrgis was callerj, owned a grain elevator at Keokuk and certain transactions in con nection therewith caused him to becomo involved in troubles with his business as sociates. He left the board of trade, and several law suits were begun against hira. The last of these suite, that of Francis J. Kent, was dismissed to-day, and the once wealthy operator has accepted a situation as clerk in the house of a banking firm near the corner of Wall and New streets. Intoxicants Prohibited. i iiosroN, Feb. s.—The New Englard Agricul j tural society unanimously voted to prohibit the : 1 sale of intoxicating liquors at all the future 1 fairs of the society. ST. PAUL, MliffN., WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 6, 1884. WASHINGTON. THE MISSISSIPPI RITE It COHYES TIO.I 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 Clang Mingle Business with Pleasure, [Special Telegram to the Globe. 1 r7ABH-B_-ON, Feb. s.—For the purpose of ascertaining the probable aggregate of the river and harbor bill which the commission is about to r repare, each .-ember was aaked at the co- - . meeting this morning to state how much ii i thought ought to l> i appropriated. Be plii - paced il.e aggregate at figures ranging from $8,000,080 to B's, 00,000, and the average w,e almost f 12,000,000. Bo it may I.c taken thai the commission think the country will not stand a river and harbor bill that appropriates more than $12,0 0,000, and they *_] begin the distribution npon a basis of an _ggn>| .• ■ of from $ 1,-07,000 to 82,0-0,003 for the Mississip pi. A JtTN—ETIXIi TKj.l' SPOILED. The house put its fo ,t down pretty heavily to-d.y upon a scheme of Mr. Young of Tennes see, «nd others for a junketing oommission of five to go to the Hot Springs and inventigate the al.eged crookedness; iv the execution of a con tract in sewers upon government property there. The trip would have cost several thousand dol lars. BI VBB 1M I'ItOVKMENTS. In a series of reports on rivers and harbors, ordered under the act of cong'ess Aug. 2, 188/. Maj. Mackenzie report* on the Pe_atonica river from Argyle to Wayne, Wis., as follows: That portion of the 6tream nnder consideration ex tends from Argyle to the ii.wer part of Argyle township, and by a very circuitous route down through Wiota township und into the upper [.art of Wayne township to the junction, a distance of twenty-five miles (by wagon road seven and oue-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, lt is in no plsce less than sixty feet not more than seventy-five feet wide. The banks ar9 foai four to ten feet in height and generally sloping, and being of inrd clay are but little subject to abrasion. East branch has a fall of six inches to the mile with no rapids acd few snags. It is extremely crooked, so that it would be a matter of difficulty forthe sma'lest boats to work around the bends. There is a gravel bar about a half mile in length ajshort distance from Argyle, with fifteen inches (o three foet of water on it at an averago stige. Thero arc two bridges over tho river ia Wiota township. The Pecatonica, below tiro junction of the east and west branches, as well as Rack river, from Itockton to the mouth, are uunavigable for auy distance on account of the mill dams which obstruct the stroarn at frequent intervals. There is also a mill dam at Argylo. In the original government survey Pecatonica, b?low the junc tion, and the west branch were put down :is nav igable, but the oast branch, including a great portion of the stream within the scope of this examination, was not. There is a little steam boat called the Success which has been making semi-weekly trips s;nce April, 1882, between Argyle and Wayn.. She is fifty feet long, four teen feet wide, and draws one foot of water lieht. It is the only steamboat over on the river. 11 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 popu.ation of 1,G37. There are no towns on the river between Argyio and Wayne. The soil in the vicinity is of a clayey nature, adapted principaiiy to grazing. Butter aud cheese are the princi pal products. From the above facts it will be sren that the portion of the Pecatonica under consideration could not be much improved with out very great expense, which the circumetan ce of course would not warrant, running as it does througn a thinly settled country situated entirely in fchrae townships and (innavigable both above ond below Argyle and below Wayne by reason of mill dams. I w.uld therefore give it rs my opinion that the river is not worthy of improvement, and that the work would not be a public necessity." BIG STONE LAKE. At Big Stone Lake, Minn., Capt. Allan says: ''If the reservoir system should ever he 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 turnL.g 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 ia 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, therefore, iv 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 public necessity." PLEASURE WITH BUSINESS. The Illinois pr.'es association se«ms to be mixing business with pleasure. It appears from a circular laid onr he d-sk of each senator and \ representative this morning, that the association desires congress to pay C. B. Signor, editor of the Earlville Gazette. $l&,00 i for the loss of an arm in 1881, tho same having been shot off by a union soldier. 1 Western Associated Press. 1 Washington, Feb. s.—At the meeting of the senate committee on privileges anl electious, the following sub-committees were'electcd uudir the Snerman resolution: For the Mississippi branch of the investigation, Hoar, Cameton. Wisconsin, Frye, Saulsbury, Jonas. Virginia branch, Sherman, Lapham a d Vance. INTHE-ST.VTE 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 ll.inois, Wadsworth, O'Neil aud Bari—dale ex pressed their views in fifteon-minnte speeches They favored the establishment of a commis sion to consist of not less rhan three members. There are fifteen members in tbe committee, and the remaining eight wid express their opinions at the next meeting. PRESIDENT'S IUfCEPTION. 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 execative mansion, me east room, the mgrn corridor, the lobby and the main parlors were handsomely decorated with piants and fra grant Hewers from the conservator}'. Promptly at 8 o'clock the Marii.' baud began playitg a march. The doors were thrown open and the public admitted to the blue room, where the president st od, with Mr 3. McElroy on his right, and next her the wives of the members of the cabinet. Soon after the crowd began to pass. The delegation of Flathead 1 ndians were con ducted to the parlor and after shaking hands with the great father formed in a line opposite the president and his lady friend, where they stood for half an hour looking with evident curiosity at the presidental party, but saying not a word. The number of people in attend ance was fully as great as ever appeared at any presidential reception. Many of the delegates to the Mississippi river .convention, and mem bers of the Illinois t-ress associat on were pres ent . TH_ „I_ITIA. The annual compilation of the latest rci'itia returns frjm states, shows that the organized militia has 81,203 noc-comirrissioned officers ard men, and .02 commissiorred officers. The onorganizel militia of all suites is 0,412,91.. Now York has the largest organized tmlitia force, g 10,77'J me;-', ud 7__ commissioned of ficers. Pennsylvania is second, /.45t men, and 55- officers. F.orida third, 6,261 men, a d 455 officers. Ohio fourth, 5,515 men, and 86 ■ of- Soutb Carolina fifth, 4,612 met;, and 507 officers. Delaware, Nebraska, Nevada and Vermont reported tho smallest organized mili tias, the first named having only _84 men, and -1 officer . Nebraska 450 hit, and 42 officers, Nevada 615 men, nod 70 officers, ard Vermont 724 men.-and 6.) officers. Ohio has the largest unorganized militia strength of 500,00b men, New York 492,623, Pennsylvania 1.1,482, Ill inois 4(X*,UO", Missouri .10,00. men of militia age unorganized. m excellent -u_.e__.ok. It has b-en suggested by an office, of the marine hospital service that a thorough inspec tion of all the cities on the Gulf of Mexico, not only in tho West Indies, but on thr- south and Central American and Mexica . coast be made before the summer season sets in, ho as to ascer tain their sanitary condition with a vi«w to the protection of tbe cities of the United States The mattt-r is to be pre_onted to the secretary of the treasury for action. THE ISSUE OP VOTES FOB BONDS. Senator Morrill introduced in the senate to day, a bill in amendment to Senator Matcher son's bill to proceed to issue circulate ing notes to the national banking associations, which is 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 lsr, 189;), circuiting notes to an amount equal to 110 ]>er cent, of the pa" value of such bonds, provided that the issue of tho circulating notes upon this class of bonds deposited or held in the first year succeed ing January Ist, 1890, ehall net exceed 109 per cent, par value of such bonds, and that the is.no of such bends deposited or held in each succeed ing year thereafter that be one por 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 the deposit of any United Srtates bonds, no-? authorized by law. cir culating notes may be issued to the depositors to nn amount not exceeding *he par value of such bonds, but that at no time shall the total amount of suck notes issued to any association exceed the amonnt of its capital stock, actually paid in at that time. INDIAN LANDS. Senator Coke's bill was report.-d favorably to-day; to provide for the allotment o c lands in sev-rality to the Indians on various reservations, and to extend the law of states and territories over Indians, anddec>arod the provisions of the act not to extend to the reservation of the Cherokees, Creeks, Phoetaws, Chickasaws and Seminolrs in the Indian territory. PEXh.ON BUREAU. The house committea on invalid pensions are decidedly opposed to tlie proposition to abo lish the persio.-r ag ..' * tbe Tr<-nnd that agencies are of great couvenience to claimants, and by abo'ishing 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 sch.mes of dis honest pension attorneys. MISCKLLANEOUS. At a meeting of the senate committee on finance, Secator Beck called up his bill to ex tend the bonded period on whisky. Upon his motion it was referred to the secretary of tho treasury for information, as to the prob able effect of it 3 passage. The Illinois Press association called at the White house this forenoon in a body, and was presented to the president and members of the cabinet. , CHANGES IN OCMMITTEES. The following charges wore mado in the mem bership of the senate committeee: On additional accommodations to the libiary. Bayard, Mor rill, Miller, California, were added, and Dolph retired. On agriculture and forestry, Sawyer Gibson were added. On commerce, Dolph, Gorman and Statco were added, and Farley re lieved. On manufactories, Pike and Butler were added. On mines a d minim. Bowen was advanced to the chairmanship, tin-i Terry, Cul lom and Jones, of Florida, were added. On woman suffrage*, Cockrill was added, ar <! made ! chairman, and Jones, of Florida was retired. ] On clf.ims. Fair v.as added, and Gibson retired. Tho fallowing were named as the members of the two _ew committees created by the new code of senate rules : On expenditures i f public moneys, Wilson, Harrison, Plumb, Piatt, Beck, George aud Ken na. On fi-h and fisheries, Lap ham, fewell, Dawes, Palmer, Morgan, Gioome and Farley. APPBOPKI -HONS DISCUSSED. The limit of the appropriation for rivers and harbors for the iwxt hscal year was informally discussed to-day by the house committee having in charge those subjects. While no decision was reached, the maj-ritv of the committee 6eemed to favor an appropriation of not raorj than ten millions,and expressed themselves as 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, .00.00.. The committee thought it imposeibe to secure tho passage of so large an appropriation bill, and cited the failure of the bill of last congress, which appropriated only about £P, rUOOOO. The pian which the committee proposes .to fol low is to reecommend aa average of about one fourth of the estimate made by the engineers where the improvements are in progress. In some cases, wh-re the work is of great public importance, the appropriation will bo as near the estimates as the committee can make them. Some improvements of an en tirely local nature will not be cocsiaered. The committee decided to hold a session four days every week, in order that the bi— may be pre pared as speedily fes possible. I" is thought it will be ready to bn reported by ti.a last of April or the first of May, as d will provide for making the approptiations immediately available. _—-___ OF APPi-OPEIA-lONP. A bill was introduced by Senator Beck to-day, to repeal cetain permanent annual appropria tions, which twice passed the senate in the for mer congresses, but failed in th. house. It was approved by Secretary Sher man. Among the permanent appropriations which will be reported, is one for five ai d a half millions for the collection of customs. The passage of tha bill now is said to be addition ally important by reason of. the fact that the secretary of the treasury has. recommended a consolidation of the customs districts, and this re ornmendation 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 sex ept the sin-ing 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 of taxes and customs dues illegally eollected,:,nd the payment of interest on varioas classes ot ob ligations guaranteed by the government. CIVIL service. The questions involv ng the changes of the present classifications of the civil service war) under consideration at the cabinet to-day. All t c members were present, and each entered into tho discussion, and tie rvsult will probably be embodied in the president's message to congress, transmitting the report of the civil servi.e commission. RAILWAY NOTES. The Canadian Pacijic Sulisidt/. j Special Telegram to tne Globe. 1 Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 5. —There is great excitement in political circles to day over the proposed government loan to the Ca nadian Pacific company. Magnates are here in fell force lobbying and promising assistance to promoters of other lines on condition that they support the resolution before the honse of commons. Sir Charles Topper, minister of railways, is at present speak ing in favor of the re~olntions. 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 tho government lad ample secu rity for the loan. He presented statement? showing that 1,121 miles of line J hnd been bnilt at a cost of i |5-,695,365. The balance of the road would be completed in the spring of 18S">, rani the whole work wonld only cost the conn try in cash $39,429,3.8 in addition to the land grant. He foreshadowed making Halifax tho eastern terminus,and announc ed that a syndicate had agreed to a can cellation of clause in contract which creat ed a monopoly of branoh lines connecting with American system. Western Trunk Line Association. f Special Telegram to the G lobe. 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 ont of the associa tion and no movement was made to bring it in. No business of importa.ee was transacted. The freight agents of east bonnd roads meet in i.hioago yesterday and resolved to keep rates strictly np to th'_ agree ment. A New Vice President. Chicago, Feb. 5. —Mr. F. Broughton, for merly general manage:- of the lireat Western railway of Canada, bas bean app tinted vice president tnd general executire officer of the Chicago & Atlantic. Ye is known as an able aud experienced railroid man and one excellent ly iiualified for the responsible position. His headquarters are Chicago and ho outers upo i his auties at once. QWinnepeg and Hudson Hay Railroad. Ottawa, Ont., Fab. 5.—A biil was intro duced in the dominion parliament to-day to incorporate the San Francisco, Winni peg & Hudson Bsy i ail way. They propoe-e 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 i Winnepeg. The promoters are wealthy j Winnepegons and members of parliament. : The government will sabsidize the line to the extent of giving them 1,200 acres a mile at 50c. per acre. MUSICAL INSTrIUMENTS. LESS HAN COST! Stodart, 6 octaves $ 40 Empire, o}4 octaves 60 Glenn, .}._" octaves 55 Gilbert, 6 octaves 60 Grovestein & TrusloW? 6>._" octaves 75 Emerson, 7 octaves 85 Ballet & Davis, 7 octaves 150 We warrant them in good order. Terms to suit purchaser, y '.-: __&. ______7 -S_ _-> i , am , -, ________ I 148 & 150 East Third St. j FI^E YJEA.KS Among the Apaches COL. GUIDO ILGES, Late of tho U. S. A., wiil lecture at 8 o'clock, Friday Evening, February 3th, AT SHERMAN HALL. Upou the above topic, giving his 18 yeara' ex perience among the Aborigines. Admission 50c; rpser-ed seats can be obtained at2scextra, this Wednesday morning ar Mr B. C. Munger's music itore, Mil i aat Third street. WM GBAI BALL! GIVEN BY THE POLISH YOUNG MEN'S Singing Society! PFEIFER'S HALL, Saturday EyenMAg. February 9ffi. 1334. Admi->ion for gents "Oc. Ladies fr?e. Every body is most cordially invited. THE COMMITTER. IP 3 GiW l^i V 3*! Gives Special Bargains in iimM-ISCHEE Olough & Warren Organs. 96 — Third Street, - St. Paui ' HILX-N-BY, CI»-_X_, ETC. IMOREJJYSTERYI IHE SECRET TOLD lIST ___ FEW WORDS! We want thejroom 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 thfi 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 wo 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 Ihe history of the C.'oak and Suit trade of this country has there been so important and attractive a inaugurated as this. Our advice is come early and obtain the first choice. Weiss TWeiss, SOl, 203 & 205 East Seventh. St., corner pi'Sil-ley. CLOTHIEUB. v_ar» -J-H-&.-I -by. We have completed arrangements for furnishing to Grand'Arniy Societies any number of correct Regulation Uniform Suits, with G. A. R. But'ons, 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. As this is our quiet season, we can give this department of our business more a fteution, and can mate lower prices for CASH than we can do later in the season. Societies will do well, ih.ro fore, to give this matter their prompt attention. _____■________■——_i dudl UN uiie-mcß LLUI JllNb nUllL)j_ Cor. Third.and Robert Streets, St. Paul. AMUSEMENTS. tad Opera House! L. N. SCOT., Manager. 1883 SECOND SEiSON 1884 ST. Pill CHORAL SOCI-fY. EMMA THURSBY, And the Society, will give the SECOND COKCEBT! -ox — .Mr.3a?EfiieU,lB.., ASSISTED BT CHEV..LIKR MTOHE IE _o_T_l_, "Court pianist to the Emperor of G-nrany," MR. KUSWELL S. GLOVER, eminent tenor and local artist. MB. Wli-i. UQRG VN. t^nor. MB. WM. WANNER, bariton?. MR. FRANK WOOD, accompanist, and Hu bert's orehettra. SEIGNIOR JANNOTTA, - Musical Director. Pkicks— Parquet and parquet circle, $:; reserved, $1.25. Balcony, 75c; reserved, .1. ballery, 25c and 50c, according to location Sale commences Tuesday at 9 a. ra. Carriages at 10 o'clock. 3>38 — -. N TO.^7. Grand Opera Honse! Tuesday and Wednesday, FEB. 6 &6, Before leaving for New York Ci . "Calfee's WonderlaHd" The tonr of the I Y-LLOWSrONE NATIONAL PARK, with all its natural tints and colors. Thenjo.-i: perleet entertainment ••■■■ St. Panl. Prices havo hm-n reduced to I'ic, 60c ai d 250. SEATS N > - ON' BALE First Baptist Chiircfi Cor. Ninth and Wakm I Thursday Evening, Febraary 7 At 8 o'clock, P.S.Henson,D.D., 07 CHICAGO, Wiil deliver his instructive and hn Lecture, et.tit.fd FOOLS. Admit-* one for We. ' '-.^ MR. ]_DWIN d. M_AD Of Boston wil' Give _._ Lectures on THE PIK.RM PiTBERS! AT UNITY CLUB ECOM, (Wabashaw 6trect, Opposite Summit ATenoe.) On Tours';'? and Sulnnby Evenings. Jan 31, Purit.'.niem; Feb. ' jfcw England in Ei.gland; Fob. 7, New England in Holland, Feb. '■>, Vi' mouth; Feb. 14, Bradford's Journal; Feb. 16, John Robinson. Tickets for the c0ar5e,.....: evening tickets, 85.-: for sale by the bt. Paul Book 0-1 arid by Bristol. Sa it__ Freeman.