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From Sunday's Edition The following matter on this page appeared in Sunday's edition. Tho reason for thia re publication is becauso our regular mail rate of subscription does not include the Sunday issue, and comparatively few in the country care to pay extra for tho -ur.dny edition, which lies in the St. Paul post office and goes out in the same mail with the Monday paper. Ihe more im portant news and other miecellaneons informa tion, is, therefore, published on Monday for the benefit of country subscribers who do not get the Sunday Gloce. GRBATERACTiyiTY Characterized the Market for the Past Week, With the Possibility of *. A SHARP UPTURN IN THE FUTURE. Wheat Opened Easy and Advanced ■Closing 1 cent Higher. A PREDICTED RISE IN CORN. Pork Active and Stronger—Hogs High er and Oats Quiet. STOCKS STRONG AND ACTIVE Wall Street Experiencing an Old Time Hull Market CHICAGO. iSpecial Telegram to tha Globe.I Chicago, Feb. 9.—The week ending to day has been one of greater activity in grain and provision circles than for sometime past. Oat3ide orders have been larger, but the bulk of the business was looal, and by the same crowd of operators who were foremost in the markets for the past two months. There is a growing ten denoy among the most conservative brokers and speculators to go slower as the time is now at hand when a sharp upturn is liable to occur, and those who have watched mar kets for years think the indications for such a movement are becoming more ap parent every day. Wheat was the leading feature in specu lative markets to-day. The receipts for the week foot up 186,000 bushels, and the shipments 91,900 bushels, and stocks will show an inorease. Taking the amount in store here to-day at 13,000j000 bushels, and tbe stock that is liable to aoonmnlate between now and the opening of lake nLV igation, it will require an average weekly shipment of 1,250,000 tons to take it all out before August. The market to day was active and strong, and advanced lj^c Advices from New York quoted a better tone, with a Chicago party, supposed to be Sid Kent, buying in that market to help his f riends to bull wheat here. Cables, however, were weak and dull, bb on previovs days. A very strong undertone was developed, and was helped along by reports of cold weather in winter wheat regions, and a decrease in the visi ble supply of 1,250,000 bushels. As the latter is one of the chief bull arguments used the report was taken with a little salt, but it served the purpose of the bulls ad mirably. The market opened rather easy, any many expected another break and sold heavily for a few minutes, but the market held up and with free buying by Nat. Jones, Ream, Poole. Kent & Co. the Spruance packing crowd, and Roch. Much of the takings of the latter was re ported to be for Lindblom, who has been short a long time; but aa Roach is known to be his own best customer, and one of tho most difficult operators to follow, on account of his propensity for sudden changing, it is impossble to tell to a cer tainty exactly what he is up to. The gen eral opinion is that he was buying for an upturn. Opening sales were at 99}^o, 99%o for May, and prices advanced un der presistent buying, to Jl.Ol1^, with few fluctuation it receded to $1.00% and closed firm at $1.00% @ 1.00%, which was 2o above the close one week ago. O" the curb the strong feeling con tinued and long lost sales were made at $1. Winter wheat removed dull with not enough doing to establish quotations, millors ordering very sparingly, and the few orders received for Bample lots were filled without difficulty. Corn was about the dullest artiole on the speculative list except oats and rye. Trading was light and enterely local soalping and at time, it was almost deserted. The feeling was weak from opening to close, and was only supported by the strength in wheat and provisions, and the prospect of a marked falling off in reoeipes next week. Arrivals to-day were 350 cars, 83 c irs being con tract, and for the week aggregated 1,515, 000 bushels, and shipments were G76,000 bushels. The visible eupply is expected to show an increase of 1,500,000 bushels. Opening sales were made at 58%c for May. Nat Jones bought moderately for a time and Bent prices up to 58^c but the advance oould not be maintained as there was not enough general buying and prices receded to 55j^o and finally closed at 55*>^c on change and at 58^0 on the curb. In sympathy with the advance in wheat the shipping demand for low grades was moderate and supplied from oar lots 01 tck at lower prices than Fri day. During the week vessel roemwas engaged for 195,000 bushels, but only 100, 000 bushels of No. 2 was loaded. Oats were quiet but stronger and }^@, }/jC higher, the strength being entirely due to the upward movement in other articles, as the demand from •-•-'i.ipers was light. The rei-eipts of ho fe . *tnc small, aggre grogating 91,734 for the week, against 121.089 for the previous week, and 132,271 for the corresponding period last year. The quality is poor this season. The market is stronger and advanced 40@50o per 100 pounds. Shippers took 50 per cent, of the |offerings, which was an unusual thing for this time of the year. The supply of hogs at inteiior points were also light, any many small .houses have been forced to close for the season. The number of hogs packed here to date is 1,882,000, against 2,272,000 in 1882, and 2,258,000 in 1881. . The provisions market, while not ex hibiting as mnoh life as on former days, was quite aotive at times, but trading was mainly on looal speculative account, and for May delivery. Baldwin, MoHenry, Cudahy & Stevens and a few others bought pork quite freely in a quiet way at inter vals, and a strong undercurrent prevailed from the opening to the close, which was 20@ 25c per barrel higher than last sales of Friday. Since the opening of the week prices have advanced $email@example.com, and closed firm at outside quotations of the week. Lard was traded in to a fair extent by looal speculators, but oatside orders were light, a very strong feeling prevailed, and prices advanced 10@12)^o per 100 lbs. from last night's close, and for the week showed an appreciation of 50@60o. There was more shipping demand, and 5,000 tierces were taken for export to Liverpool to cover shorts there. Short riba were quite active, Cndahy & Stevens boughtfreely all day, aud their takings are estimated at 3,000,000 lbs., whioh caused an advanoe of 10@15o, and they closed at the outside quotations of the day, which were 37^@40c over the last sales of one week ago. The shipping demand for meats was moderate as the southern trade will not purohsse muoh in the market until stocks at interior points have been exhausted. A. M. Wright & Co. says: "Pork active and stronger; lard firm and moderately active, with strength largely due to scarcity of hogs and advance in pork; short ribs mod erately active and speculative futures ad vanced 15c per 100 pounds and closed at about outside prices, the demand being chiefly to cover shorts." Mill mine, Bodman & Co. say: "Wheat market here opened 99^£c May and under active demand from the shorts sold up almost from the opening to jfl.OOj^, and later, on buying by prominent local operators, was advanced to $1.01 %, dosing steady at $firstname.lastname@example.org%; corn firm, opening at 58)^0 for May, it sold up to 58%c, and closed at 58%c. Some outside buying orders were received. Tbe most noticeable feature in the market to-day was the great scarcity cf offerings. Corn has many friends among the solid houses here, and higher prices later on are con fidently predicted. As with wheat, we think it a safe purchase on all soft spots.' The receipts of cattle were smaller by 1,000 head than on any day this year. There was a sharp demand for all sorts and values ruled considerably stronger and in some instances higher than at the close yesterday. The receipts of hogs to-day, like those of cattle, were the lightest since the opening of the year—about 7,000 head. There was a liberal demand from shippers and packers; the former, however, secured the bulk of the offerings, but were forced to pay an advance of 5@10c per 100 pounds on account of the competition from packers. Receipts of sheep were 6,000 head. For the good lots offered a sharp demand existed end the highest prices of the week were realized, the market being very strong. Common and ordinary lots were steady, with a fair call for all on sale. Chicnoo Financial. [Spocial Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 9. —In the local morey market this week the demand for money by the board of trade men and others has been moderate and below the wishes of our leading discount houses, and with a good supply of idle capital seeking em ployment, all the gilt edged paper that appeared was promptly taken at 5@7 per cent. Rail rates to the sea board have been unsettled,but now are quoted on a basis of .'J0o per 100 lbs. on grain and 35o per 100 lbs. on provisions to New Yoik. The bank clearings to-day were $7,007,000, and for a week foot up $45, 2G7,197, against $41,471,506 for the cor responding week in 1883. NEW YORK. [Special Telegram to the Globe. New Yobk, Feb. 9.—The syndicate for the purpose of advancing the price of shares was full of business thi.-* morning, and the market was one of the strongest that has been seen in along time. Central ■V Hudson was the card during the early hours. Rumors that the Vanderbilt inter ests and the west shore were harmonizing assisted the advance. Delaware and Lacka wanna came to the front among the ooalers, and was rather the leader all day, rising from V±o}£ to 127Ja. Pullman Palace was reported next with a bound from 111% to 114. The grangers just about held their own. The Northern Pacific-,, Oregon Transcontinental and the non-dividend payers generally were not sought after. There was some very good buying of Rock Island as the day wore on. The shorts covered large lines in several of the leading stocks, bnt still the demand continued. At 2 o'clock the market waa fairly booming with a good business throughout the list. Being the close of the week there was naturally considerable realizing at the last, and slight reaotioss were in order. The tone at the close was steady. The bank statement was a favor able one showing an increase in reserve. To all appearances, we have had today an old time bull market. The opening was very quiet, but also very firm. Laoa wanna was moved to the front as leader, and soon the Vanderbilts rallied and the Chioago, Burlington & Quinoy, Rook Is land, and all the good dividend papers joined the advance, and without dash or spasmodic effects the last gradually moved up, with now and then a halt for breath, and apparently to make sure of their foot ing, closing at about the best figures of the day. Leading room traders acknowledge they got left out in the cold in the last downward turn and say they now look for better prices for all good dividend stocks. The buying in Rock Island was extremely good and the stook shows a gain of 3}£ points for the day. Prominent parties were loaning Lacka wanna flat, making it very plenty, and they oan make it worth a round premium when they get ready. During the middle hours and up to the close dividend stocks were active, especially Rook Island, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Mew York Central, Lake Shore, St. Paul, Missouri Pacific and Lackawanna. St. Paul, while very active, did not show the strength manifested by the others, but held from 93 to 93% all day. West Shore bonds were very uncer tain in their movement. Yanderbilt is said to have control of the North River Construction company. The market closed very bullish in tone with indications of a still further advanoe. Stephen A. Douglas* Slaves. New York, Feb. 9.—A New Orleans corre spondent of tho Tribune writes about "Stephen A.Douglas' Slaves,"and of,a ( talk with one and a visit to tho plantation. The writor says: Last week while hunting near Magnolia, Miss., I came across a crooked and lame, but pleasant darkey, well advanced in age, "getting out" rude pine shingles. After learning some inter esting facts concerning his slave life, he gave me understand he was of noble extraction, having been the property of "Massa Douglas frum de norf." He recollected the brilliant and powerful senator very well, but had a much clearer remembrance of "Bos? Stricklun," over seer of the plantation. "How many slaves did Douglas own J" "'Pout 175 sah, chillun an all. Mighty good niggahs too, sah, butBoss Stricklun he wuk us most powerful hard," was tha unhesitating answer. Ongoing to dinner, my inquiries discovered several persons who recollected that Douglas once owned a slave plantation in Lawrence county, and one could tell how to reach the historic spot, which is on Pearl river, a pleasant stream of yellowuh pearly color. No one knew how the slaves came into the possession of Douglas, but "reck oned he bought them 'bout forty year ago." Want Their Rights, Mookhead, Feb. 9.—The farmers of Clay county had a largo and very animated meeting to-day. The speeches were fiery and vehement in language, denouncing corporative monopolie and moneyed rings. The resolutions, which were adopted unanimously, charge tho elevator com panies with defrauding the farmer in the grad ing of his wheat, in weighing it, in amounts charged for storage and in amounts charged for shrinkage and waste; that the elevator and warehouse system are so operated and manipulated as to drive out all in dividual barges and competition, and that the railroads make unjust discriminations in favor of the elevator co oopany and against the pro ducer. They recommend that the farmers in all the counties of Minnesota send delegates to a convention to be held at St. Paul on the 18th, 19th and 20th of March to secure united action bo as to elect a legislature that will protect their interests. At Port Depost, Md., the Susquehanna is get ting lower, ana tho running ice is thin. Logs in large numbeis aro passing, owing to the breaking of a boom by the ice. THE ST. rAUL BAILT GLOBE, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1884 WASHINGTON.. A|DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TO SELECT AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE, Tbe Doty of Which Will be to Recom mend the Order cf Consideration of Important Legislation—The Adverse Report of the Senate Judiciary Com mittee on the Nomination of Strobach for Marshal of Texas the Result of Attorney General Rrewster's Oppo- j sitions—Reception aud Banqnets. [Special Telegram to the Globe-1 Washington, Feb. 9. —Mrs. McElroy held a reception at the white house this afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock. This is the third of her Saturday afternoon receptions and the attendance wa3 nearly as large as in the preceding weaks. A heavy rain storm all day kept many away, but there was a continue line of visitors entering after the first half hour. Mrs. McElroy was assisted in receiving by Mrs. Brewster, Mrs. J. P. Jones, of Nevada; Mrs. Groome, of Maryland, Mrs. Theodore Lyman, o* Massachusetts, Mr3. Drum, Mrs. Rockwell and Mrs. Howard Carroll, of New York, Miss Stewart, of Vermont, Miss Eisenberg, of , Philadelphia, and Miss Larrabee «nd Miss Forbes, of New York. Marshall McMiohael made the presentations, as usual. Mrs. McElroy received in a voilet of pigeon gray silk, covered with white lac9 flounces, and her ornaments were pearls. Mrs. Brewster wore a trained dress ot mby velvet with trimmings of antique lace, and diamond ornaments. Mrs. J. P. Jones was attired in a iilac ottoman stitin, draped with fine Spanish lace, and caught with clusters of large velvet pansies. She wore a pearl and diamond necklace, and a ponache of lilac ostrich plumes completed the toilet. Mrs. Groome wore a lavender and white brocaded satin, with panels and hip draperies of lavandar plush and diamond ornaments. Mrs. Lyman's dress wa3 of violet brocaded velvet with chenill* 3 sleeves and trimmings and diamond orna ments. Mrs. Drum wore black satin and jet, with a head dress of point lace. Mrs. Rockwell was attired in black brocaded gauze, over satin, with scarlet facings. Mrs. Howard Carroll wore a rich toilet of white satin with square neck and medici collar, finished with duchess lace, and a large corsage bouquet of pink roses. Miss Stewart wore an electric blue brocade vel vet and satin. Mrs. Eisenberg wore white India mull with wide side ruffles of valencennes lace; Miss Larabee, white silk muslin brocaded with chere figures of apple blossoms, and a corsage of crimson velvet; Miss Harhes, pink silk muslin, with ohere figures of wild roses; Miss Marlroy, tinted India silk ruffled with oriental lace. The large floral bridge which decorated the table at the state dinner to the diplo matio corps, on Wednesday evening, was placed on one of the small tables in the blue room, and attracted mnoh attention during the afternoon. Among those present were Mrs. and Miss Frelinghuyseu, Secretary and Mrs. Lin coln, Miss Gresham, Senator Edmunds, Mme. and Miss PreBton, Viscountess and Miss Voquiras, the Italian minister and Baroness Fova. the Russian minister and Mme. Destruve, the Frenoh, Belgian and Japanese ministers, and several other gen tlemen and lady friends. OTHEB FESTIVITIES. Senator and Mrs. Hill gave a large and hanasome dinner party this evening in honor of the president, which was largely attended by friends. Mrs. Hill leaves for Florida on Monday, and wiil be absent several weeks. Thepresident will give the first of his offi cial card receptions on Tuesday eve, Feb ruary 12, from 8 to 10 o'clock, in honor of the members of the diplomatic corps. Foreign officials will be invited to the re ception through the department of state; officers of the army, through the war de partment; the officers of the navy and the marine corps, through the navy depart ment; the judiciary through the depart ment of justice, and the cabinet, senators and representatives directly through the president. All of these officials will be ac companied by the ladies of their families! On Tuesday, February 19th, the other bodies of officials will be invited to meet the senators and representatives, and on Tuesday, February 26th, the ofiioers of the army and navy will be the guests of honor. On Thursday evening, February 14th, the president will give hi? annual state dinner in honor of the justices of the supreme court, attorney general, the judges of the oourt of claims, and district judioary. Members of senate and house committee of judicary have been invited to meet tho justices of the supreme court on this occa sion. On Wednesday evening Justice and Mrs. Field give a large anniversary dinner on the birthday of Hon. David D. Field, of New York, to which the president will be one of the guests. Mrs, L. C. Lester will give a large break fast party on Thursday in honor of Mrs. McElroy. WHY HE WAS NOT OONFIBMED. The adverse decision of tbe senate judi ciary oommittee on the nomination of Paul Strobach does not seem to be so much the result of senatorial opposition to the administration as it is of a division of the administration against itself. It is sup posed that in making appointments the president consults the head of the depart ment in which tbe appointment is to be made, but this nomination in the depart ment of justice was opposed by the attorney general, who sent a letter to the committee that while Strobach was acquit ted last summer when tried for collecting false emolument returns when marshal before, that the attorney general had abundant proof that Strobach was guilty. This deoided the committee against him. One surmise is that the president had rea sons for wishing to make the nomination, but didn't want Strobach confirmed, and another is that Mr. Brewster has become alarmed over discoveries made by Mr. Springer's committee, and concluded it would be discreet to prevent Strobach's confirmation. It appears that Strobacn colleoted his illegal fees as a campaign fund to be used in electing himself to con gress in 1S82, in whioh ambition he was defeated. DEMOCRATIC ADVISOEY COMMITTEE. The Democrats in congress intend to hold a caucus early next week to select an advisory oommittee, the duties of whioh will be to suggest the order in which im portant legislation shall be taken np. It is not proposed that the canons shall un dertake to outline a policy for the party in relation to the tariff, bnt some members are in favor of having at least a free interchange of opinion in that subject, which may have a tendenoy to secure moderation on the part of the leaders of a majority of the party, bnt it is conceded that unan imity cannot be hoped for, nor will tbe minority agree to be bound by the action of a caucus. Permanent ofiioers of the canons are to be elected in plaoe of Gen eral Rosencrans, chairman, and Mr. Bel mont, secretary of the oanens of the Forty-seventh congress. While there is some dissatisfaction with Rosencrans as chairman, it has not assumed a form that would warrant the expectation that he will not be re-elected. A LATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. Several months ago the New York Sun threw out the 'gestion that the Demoorats hold their national convention late in the season, adding that the interval between August and November was sufficiently long for all purposes of a presidential cam paign. It is evident that the suggestion is meeting with considerable favor, and a number of gentlemen prominent in the councils of the Democratic party will urge such a suggestion when the •* committee meets here on the 22d inst. August is the month they prefer, leaving the date an open question. Gen. Single ton was asked to day what effect this would have upon Chicago's chances for securing the convention. Ae replied in effect that it would be helpful rather than otherwise. He is a wily diplomat and this is probably a potent factor in his advoca cy of a short oanvass. He says the contest has narrowed down to.Cbicago and Saratoga, other cities being practically out of the race. As between Chicago and Sar atoga the chanoes are in favor of the for mer, more especially if August be the month selected, as the Saratoga hotels are filled to overflowing during that month He is serenely confident that Chioago will be the place selected. CANNOT BECOME A CITIZEN. Oheong Woo Bang, a nat.ve of China appeared at the clerk's office to-day, for the purpose of becoming a citizen of tbe United States. He stated that he came here when fifteen years of age, and resided here continuously since, excepting a short time spent in Cnina on a visit. Ho has been educated here and joined a christian church, and desired to remain a citizen of tbis country. The clerk decided that no relief could be given him ir oonsequenoe of the act of May Gth, 1832, which provides "that hereafter no state court or court of the United States shall admit the Chinese to citizenship." [Western Associated Press. | Washington, Feb. 9. —Judge Dillon, of the Union Pacific railroad, appeared be fore the house committee on Pacific rail roads to-day and argued against the pro posed legislation affecting the Pacifio rail roads. A COBBOPT MARSHAL. E. Weigand, examiner of the depart mont of justice, continued his testimony to-day before the house oommittee on ex penditures of the department of jastice in vestigating the conduct o: government official--. Witness was examined in rela tion to the conduct of R. M. Douglass, ex marshal of the western district of North Carolina. He said, found him impractica ble at most, and entirely with out business capacity. His office was in charge of his brother-in-law. said by Wiegand to be totally incompetent The main object of Douglass, witness thought, was to make the office pay the maximum compensation allowed by law, rather than faithfully administer the duties of the position. Wiegand oited numerous instances of overcharges and false accounts made for guards and trans portation, and said the report of four or five investigations of Douglass' office were against the incumbent. Iu explaining the charges against deputies for making false accounts the marshal defended them, say iug the law allowed them to make such. A majority of the arrests in North Caro lina were for illicit distilling. APPEAL DISMISSED. The secretary of the interior has dis missed the appeal of Adolph Ecoard from the decision of the commissioner of pa tents in the patent interference case of Ecoard vs. Drawbraugh, application for patent for a microphonic telephone. The interference has been decided in favor of Ecoard, but the commissioner granted Drawbaugh's motion to reopen testimony and from that deoision Eccard appealed. The secretary in his deoision says, the evidence offered by Drawbaugh could have been readily produced at the date of hear ing, and the rules of law would justify a refusal to arder a rehearing, but it wonld be manifestly improper to follow such rules If they led to the issue of patents of doubtful validity, and as the evidence of fered is clear and positive, whioh, if sus tained, would ohange the result of inter ference. Tho sooretary holds that the patent Fhonld not issue to Ecoard without further examination. At a meeting of the house committee on commerce to-day, Judge Reagan spoke in behalf of his inter-state commerce bill. He opposed a commission, but said if necessary he would favor the amendment referring the questions in dispute to the state courts. Mr. Clardy opposed the bill, except the section with reference to inter-state com merce. He also opposed a commission, but favored legislation giving the state court jurisdiction over alleged grievances. THE HENNEPIN, William S. Brackett, editor of the Peoria Daily Transcript, one of the delegates at large from Illinois to the Mississippi river improvement convention, reoeived the united thanks of the Illinois delegation in the convention for his untiring efforts in behalf of the Hennepin canal. The adopted resolution by the convention, favoring the completion of this ronte, it is believed, will have a powerful influence in scouring the passage of the bill relating thereto now pending in congress. LETTER CABBIEBS. The house oommittee on poBtoffices and post roads agreed to report favorably the bill providing that letter carriers be employed in every oity containing 50,000 inhabitants, and may be employed in places containing not less than 2,000, and prodnoing gross postal revenue of at least $2,000 per annum. THE MIDNIGHT DELIVEBX. The committee also agreed to report a substitute for the bill to secure the speedy delivery of letters. It provides for the issue of a special stamp, to cost ten cents, which, when affixed to letters will insure their immediate delivery at any free delivery office, between the hours of 7 a. m. and 12 midnight. It allows the postmasters in such cities to pay not more than 80 per cent. of the value of such special stamps to the persons who deliver such letters, but no one person shall receive more than $30 per month for such ser vices. A favorable repert was also decided on the bill to provide for a deposit in the treasury receipts of a money order'sys aud for the payment of its expenses ont of the appropriations. TBICE DTJT. Seoret8ry Folger to-day rendered a de cision settling the contest over the classifi cation of rice meal and small rioe, broken into small particles in process of cleaning. The secretary holds that these qualities are snbjeot only to duty of twenty per cent. advalornm, instead of one-half cent per pound, as charged npon the cleaned rice. This question is of great importance to brewers, as this small rice has, the past few years, entered largely into the manu facture of the best grades of beer. LABOB BUREAU. The house committee on labor ordered a favorable report en the Hcpkins bill for the establishment of a department on la bor statistics. The measure provides for the appointment of a commissioner, who shall acquire all naefnl information npon the suject of labor, its relations to capital, and tbe means for promoting the material, sooial,religions and intellectual prosperity of laboring men and women. The ques tion of oonviot labor was discussed, with out reaching a conclusion. From Harrisburg, Pa., it is learned that the ice in Cenodogninei creek broke yesterday, and caused a tremendous flood. Four bridges, valued at $bO,000 are carried away, three dams are washed out and the mills connected with them badly injured. It is the worst freshet ever known in the Cumberland valley. TBE FLOOD GATES OPEN. THE DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY INCREASING AMAZINGLY. STILL BISING. Cincinnati, Feb. 9,,9 a. m.—The" riv er is sixty-three feet 6J^ inches, a rise of four inches since 2 a. m. The weather is cooler, with a drizzling rain. At Gallipolis it is four feet higher tnan last year, and rising an inch and a half pc hour. At Maysvilie, sixty miles below here, it is within two inches of last year's flood and rising an inch an hour. The weather all over the Ohio valley is foggy and drizzling but not much rain falling. The gas lasted all through the night aud there is still a supply on hand this forenoon. Cincinnati, Feb. 9, 1 p. m.—The riv6r is sixty-three feet, nine inches, and rising a little more than half an inch per hour. Cloudy, with cooler wind from the north. The white flag is again floating from the signal service office, indicating cooler weather. The river is not likely to fall here until the rush from above passes. At Riply,0., fifty-five miles above Cincinnati, the river is rising to-day an inch an a half an hour, and at 11 a. m. was within one inch of last year's high water mark and rain is falling there. The situation here is unchanged, except that as the river rises the loss to lumber yards and proper ty of that description increases. Tbere has been no loss by weakened foundations yet reported, and last year's experience in that way, shows that not muoh damage will result from that cause. HOBBOBS OF THE FLOOD — FIEE AND WATEB. Wheeling, West Va, Feb. 9.—The water has receded to forty-eight feet, leaving three inches of slimy mud over the deserted streets. The gas will be turned on this evening, but a water famine is threatened, with no pros^eot of relief before Monday. The home subscription? for the relief of the deatitute have reached $6,000, and plenty more is available. Pro visions are holding out well, and the promise of restored oommunioation with the outside world is brighter. Relief par ties have gone to Ben wood and We Jlsbnrg by steamboat. At West Wheeling, over the river, boats were prevented from land ing by the inhabitants, headed by state Senator Wagner, firing on the boat, they fearing the swash ot the waves woald fnrther injure the submerged buildings. In Bridgeport this morning at 10 o'clock General Dent, of the firm of Wells & Dent, druggists, went into his wholesale and re tail drug store, in the Heinlin block, cor ner Bank & Bennett streets, with an alco hol lamp. The store had been more than two-thirds submerged and a barrel of gas oline had upset. The gas from this hed risen to the second story, and no sooner did this come in contact with the flame. than an explosion took plaoe, and the building was set on fire. Dent jumped from the second story window, badly burned, and in the fall was injured seri ously internally. The Wheeling fire de partment was unable to oross the island, which is still oovered with water, and there were no means of checking the fire. Wheeling, W. Va., Feb. 9.—An un known woman was drowned in Fifth ward last night, falling from the second story window into tbe water. The baby of a family, named Sash, on tbe island, also fell into tbe water and disappeared from sight. Neither of the bodies were recov ered. Many narrow escapes are reported, and doubtless several lives were lost, not yet discovered. At Martin's Ferry, O., 200 people are fed by organized obarity. Funds are drawn from the proceeds of the fines under the Scott law. An increas ed force of the fire department is pump ing out the flooded basements and drawing water from the gas pipes. Tim McCarthy, on the island, lost .f 2,500 in gold in his house which was swept away, and many other large sums of money were lost. It is estimated the total.loss in this vicinity, on both sides of the river, will reach six millions of dollars. dire destruction. Belpbe, 0„ Feb. 9. —Two thousand people are homeless in Marietta and Harrnar, and hun dreds of houses are off their foundations. The upper Muskingum Bridges are all gone. Tho bridge at the mouth of Duck Creek iB wrecked. Kice's iron oil tank is upset and the warehouse gene. Melton's tannery and the one at Fallows burg are gone. All the wooden buildings on Front street between Putnam street and tho postoflice, are wrecked and moved from their foundations. Harmar hill is covered with peo ple in tents or in tho open air. The relief com mittee at Marietta, and the people from the surrounding country are doing much to ren der assistance. A dispatch has been sent to Governor Hoadley, making an appeal to the people of the state for aid. Cattletsruso, Ky., Feb. 9.—The town is comt-latelu submerged, and only three houses on the hill side are free fr m water. Several frame houses have floated off. There is cons.d enble loss by goods floating out of business houses. The fears are that the worst has not yet come. The water at 8 p. m. was eighteen inches higher than la'-it year, and rising an inch an hour. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 9, 8 p. m.—The riyer *s 64 feet 1 inch. This is significant as show ing that the rapid rise at the points above re ported yesterday, and the day before, begins to be felt here. The total rise during the past twenty-four hours exceeds that of the preceding day. It is the opinion of good observers of Ohio riv»r floods, that not only will it continne to rise here till Monday, but during to-night and to-morrow the rise will be increateJ. Already the river has gone beyond the flood of 1847, making this the third in rank. It has only five inches to rise until the mark of the famous flood of 1882 is reached. There is new no doubt tliat that point will be reached, and then the race becomes interesting between 1884 and 1883. Singular as it may seem there is not lacking a sort of wish for the sake of ths spectacle that 1884 may come out ahead. But this is not shared by those directly affected by the flood. It has been stated that ths losses this year, with the same stage of water, will be not more than 10 per cent, of those of last year. This applies mainly to personal household property. In the item of pianos alone, last year, the aggre gate loss was he ivy. Now ecarci-ly a single in strument will be caught in the water. But in other and larger inter.ests trio loss must bo heavy. Interruption to business, manufacturing, trad ing and transportation must contiuue through a period of two to four wtess. The damage to submerged machinery will be the same. Lumber and coal yards will suffer about a9 they did last yoar. In Mill Creek valley, where im mense vegetable gardens exist, the loss is incal culable, and it would be idle to attempt to com pute in figures the total losses. Up to this time there has. been no great disaster. No railroad property has been injured except in tho machine shops, and the tracks, embaukments and bridges in tho vicinity of tho city are all intact. The Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton road has had no interference with its travel. Its depot is used by the New York, Pen^sylsawi*, & Ohio, and the Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore roads. The Creveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis road ueea its own track to Eighth street station, and when water covers the track a short distance above, they will stop a mile further out at the stock yards. Tho Pan Hardli will not bo able to use its depot to-morrow, but can stop a short distance out. Nearly all the street cars are running on this side of the river, but none c n cross to Ken tucky. The conditions for comfort and safety are excellent in the main portion of the city. The impression that a large tract of the city i s ,'overed by water is erroneous, and the portion i-iibme ged, except in the suburbs, is not much udtd for residences. The main residence and business portion of the city stands on high gronid, far out of reach of the highest flood. The arrangements for preserving peace and preventing crime are vastly better than when there is no flood. Not only are the police more wstchfnl, but thoy are reinforced by five hundred militia, who patrol the streets at night. The relief work here grown daily, as the 6tock of provisions of the poor families, imprisoned in houses, diminishes. The best men in the city are directing the work, and giv ing it oonstant personal attention. In Newport, Ky., the burden has grown so gieat that the mayor has called on the neighboring Kentucky towns fot holp. Two cases of drowning are reported to-day: One, Ed Welsh, le. ag over a bridge across tha Licking, lost his balance and fell into the rivor. The other, Michael Lackner fell from a boat in to the Ohio rivor, Thomas Ryan, in the same boat, also fell out, bnt was rescued. Mariett and Parkersburg have been entirely cut off from railroads and telegraph since Wednesday. This afternoon a single railroad wire haa been opened to Belpre, Ohio, opposite Parkersburg, and from this source it is ascertained that tha flood has been terrible at that psint, and at 7-SO this evening is still rising. It has already gone nine feet higher than last year's flood. Node'ai's of the losses could be given, but it is clear that both at Parkersburg and Marietta the loss must be destructive. The rail road bridge across the Muskingum, between Harmon and Marietta ie swept away. The rea son for the exceptionally high water here, is that the Muskinghu*n poured its naprecadsnt f.d torrent in the Ohio here, just as the floods from Pittsburg came down. The fact of thi* unusual height and thnt the river is still risine has an important bearing on the calculations of the extent and duration of high water here. Flood Notes. The water at Gallipolis is Ave feet eight inches higher than last year, and rising an inch an hour. Houfes and other property has been floating past all day yesterday. At Maysvilie, Ky., the water is eight inches higher than last year and rising an inch an hour. At Point Pleasant, Ohio, the town is under water, and it is feared the house iu which Gen. Grant was born will float donn the Ohio. Late lsst night the river at L uisviile, Ky. was rising slowly, and at Frankfort the Kentucky was also rising. No foars are enter, tained. In West Virginia the situation is so bad that a grant is asked from the federal authorities, the .'ocal resources not being sufficient. They wish- Uroff's resolution lnereassd to $1,000,010. At New Richmond, Ohio, there is a gloomy feeling, as two feet more will biing certain fli-s aster, and float the town away. A man who passed «.:own from Augusta iu a skill says, in mam* places tho houses are kept in \heir places by weighting them with rocks, and iu some in stances the people wete clinging to the chim neys. At Charleston, W.Ya., the Kanawha is rising four inches an hour, and tt,e water is exp cted to reach thirty-three feet to-day. Two-thirds of the town ol Ripley, Ohio, ifc under water, and 800 families have been driver, from their honiss. The water is hgher than last year. At 2 o'clock this morning the water iu the Ohio at Cincinnati was 64 feet 4 inches. The rain having stopped, and cooler weather causes a more hopeful feeling at Kvansvillo, Ind., even although the river is still rising. The relief stejmers at Wheeling aro doing a giand work, and have relieved a vast amount of real distress. No lives have been lost. Things are running as usual at Pittsburg, and the manufacturing establishments are starting at work. Tho majority of the railways are also running. At Louisville, Ky., the situalion was unchang ed yesterday morning. Tho weath, r )).•».» turned colder, and the rain coasod early in the morning. At Cairo, 111., the city cm stand a rise of ten feet yet before much damage will bo done. The Muskingum is falling an mch an hour, at Zanosville, Ohio. The Wabash river is still rising at Vincennea, aud the bottom lands are now expocted to be overflowed. The steamer John Lewis arrived at Wheel ing, W. Va., from down rivor points last even ing. She was riddled with bu lets, and the passengers were lying on the cabin floor covered with mattresses and life preservers as a protec tion from the missiles. The people of the towi feared that the waves from the passing steamer would complete the wresk of their homes. At Nsw Martinsville many houses havo been swept away. The village of Cochransvillo, Ohio, has baon completely wiped out of existeneo by the floods. At Monndsvillo the penitentiary run out of water and the eitissna had to carry it. The peo ple at this point have been Buffering for tho want of food, which cannot be procured. FOREIGN NOTES? SUFFEKINGS AT SINKAT. London, Feb. 9. —A diapatoh from Sua kim is printed this morning in the Daily Standard, and say?: "We do not know how the sufferings of the poor fellows and the thousand women and chilren at Sinkat affect tbe English public, but here, they -xeite feelings of pity and humiliation im possible to describe. There is absolutely no hope of recovering the stragglers from the battle of Tokar. Admiral Hewitt ia invested with civil and military command at Saakim, and will have at his disposal within a fortnight a force of 3,000 marines. Gen. Gordon haB been spoken four days beyond Korosk. ENGLAND MOST DO BETTER IN EGXPT. London, Feb, 9.—The Pall Mall G tzstte in an article, says: England, although opposed to the annexation of Egypt, wil: be under the necessity of enforcing abso lute authority over the country for the next five or ten >ears. The exigencies of the present crisis demand immediate action, and further delay on the part of England to assume control would be nothing less than criminal. Foreign -Jottings. General Gordon has arrived at Barber. Cetewayo, the famous Zulu chief, has died from heart disease. At Vienna documents ahow that the lives of the highest parsonages on the realm are threat ened . The Russian and Austrian socialists are act ing together and are making it hot for the aris tocracy. Joseph Falconer, jute merchant, Dnndas, Scotland, has been arrested for forging another merchant's name. Admiral Segmond has received an ord'T to hold himself in readiness to leave for Edypt at a moment's notice. Ten invincibles have been taken from the prisons in Ireland, and sent to the large prison at Chatham, ling.and. A letter has bden received from James O'Kei ly, M. P., the Egyptian correspondent. It was tncught he had been killed. Miss Fortesijue, in her breach of promise case against Lord Gavercoyle, estimates the damage to her blighted affections at *5'i50,O00. The chambsr of deputies at Rome have re fused to authorize legal proceedings against Ba ron Nicotera for assaulting Lobite, secretary to the minister of tho interior, on Dec. 6. Nico tera insulted L-;bite grossly, and a duel ensued, when Lobite was badly wounded. ALL ABOUND THE GLOBE. Six convicts, at Wilmington, Del., wero whipped yesterday. Five were colored and one white. A fire yesterday morring at Sabina, Ohio, de stroyed property valued at $20,100, insured for $14,000. The carnival at Montreal closed last evening, and far exceeded the expectations of its pro moters. Noah Jackson, of East Carrol parish, La., who murdered Emma Jackson, will be hanged March 7. Warnor, of Rochester, N. Y., offers a $200 prize for every discovery of a now c inie; mado during 1884 in the United States or Canada, Hawes, the base ball player, says that ho will piny with the Cincinnati club thia season, and not with the Minneipohsclub as repotted. The steamer Cardiff, from Conquiuto, is be hoved lost with all «n board. The captain had his wife and two children with him. Rhodes' flooring mill, opposite Wheeling, W. Va., was burned yesterday morning, as well as a good nart of Bridgeport. The directors of the Yellowstone park have held a meeting in New York to devise means to get out of debt, and t-> make further improve ments. Tho Hon. Simon Cameron, who has beon in Galveston, Texas, on a visit, has left for Wash ington. He stops over for a short while at New Orleans. Burglars entered the house of M. H. Cole, treasurer of Chatham township, near Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday night, securing $1,000 of town ship funds. At Ban Francisco, D. W. Knapp, and old Western Union telegreph operator, was arrested yesterday afternoon for divulging the contents of cipher messages. At Uochester, N. Y., John Kelley was con victed of murder in the first degree for killing Jacob Lntz, an old man, last October. The jury were out only an hour. Manager Fenneosy, of the Cincinnati New Opera house, is not pleased at Mapleson can celling his opera work on account of the flood. The advance sales amounted to $19,075. In San Francisco Percey Jacobus, embezzling secretary of the Eureka Consolidel Mining com pany, liberated on $30,000 bad, was re-arre6ted yesterday on nine charges of forgery. The creditors of the Elgin Tubular Iron Co., organized in Chicago for manufacturing electric light towers, hare asked for a roceiver. The li abilities aro $42,000, and the asset* almost noth- ing. The old ship, New Orleans, sold lately by the government on 1 he stocks at Sacketts Harbor, fell, killing John Oates instantly, and serious ly injuring Ralph Godfrey, M. Jeffry and Heeman. At Hamilton, Ont., Sheriff Lodwick, of Youngstown, Ohio, procured the arrest of Frank Hela; d, who skipped bail on a charge for at tempted murder of Kennedy, a lawyer. Heland promises to return. The steamer Virginia hai arrived at Boston and reports that she passed on Friday the steamer Sidonian with a hole stove ia her pott bow and her rudder slightly damaged by ice. She refused assistance, but wished to be reported. THE RAILWAYS WANT TO GOBBLE THE THROUGH MEXICAN BUSINESS, That is What will be Attempted hi/ n Cohll tiun Bt-tu-een the Burlington, the Snnt't Feand the Mcj-irun Central—An Effort to Have Withdrawn the Application for a Receive,- for th- Ontario and Western — Increased East Bound Bu»ine±s. Want the TJirowjh Mcriean Business. [Special Telegram to the Globe. 1 Chicago, Feb. 9.—Near!;/ all of the prominent lines from Chlcairo, conreet with the Atchittou, Topeka St Santa Fe at Denver, Atchison or Kan sas City, prominent among which ie the Chicago, duffalo&Qimcy road. A prominent railway official was met at ihe Pacific hotel last night by a reporter of tho Qlobs, and in r«?ply to a quee taon as to whether the Mexican Central, Santa Fe and Burlington were likely to form any coalition in regard fj Mexican baskets. He said the pres ence of Mr. W. U. 8 rong, president of ths Bante Fe r^d in the city just now, while on his way south, probabably mea-.s a great deal. The roads which are named are principally owned by the same Bo-ton svndicHU*, and oontroOad '.a a measure by the same directors. Th;s be ing the case, it. is a most remarkable conclusion thut while the tjacte Fe will be' in a condition to receive traffic destined for the soath from all connecting lines, it can readily be placed in a situation to give the bulk of its business from Mexico, and far southern points to the Burlington at Denver, Atchison or Kansas City, according to its northern desti nation. It is believed this was among consider at ions that prompted Burlington iu its earnest endeavors to secure the Hannibal & St. Jo road last year. Tney will lind when th., time comes to open the Mex ican Central that tho Burlington will have about as much to say concerning the manner in which it shall ho d ne as anybody elao and that it will be advertised as apart of the groat through line from Chioago to tho City of Mexi co forb.th freight and passenger traffic." Ontario A- West«m Iter, irer. ltjpeiial Telegram to the Globe.1 New You,;, Feb. 9. One of tha results of the recent stormy meeting of Ontario & Western railway stockholders was the appointment of a committee to hear tho statements of Treasurer Jordan aa to the motives which actuated him in his proceedings against tho Ontario & Wet-torn company in attempting to elect a new board of directors and bringing a suit to place tho road in the hands of a roceiver. Tho com mittee today submitted their report. Tho conclusions of the committee are hat with information that ho had at tho time .Mr. Jordan was warranted in making an effort to protect the itterests of the stockholders by applying for the appointment of a roceiver, but with a better knowledge of the case be should withdraw such application. The committee recommended him t,> do so with the advice of the counsel of tho company. It could not bo learned to-night whether Mr. Jordan will com ply with this recommendation or not. Increase in Fast Bound Freight, |Special Telegram to tho Globe. | CniCAOo, Feb. 9.—Contrary to the expecta tion of representatives of east bound roads the weekly statement of tonago shows a slight inr crease over las', woek. It was confidently ex pected that the statement would show a decreute bocauw the demand during the beginning of the we-ok was very light for cars to load for either seaboard or interior points. Accepted the Presidency, [Spocinl Telegram to tho Globe. J New YohK. Fob. 9.—Lieutmiant General Phillip H. Sheridan has addressed a letter to Gon. Wingate, accepting the otHc» of presU dent of the National Uitie association of Ameri ca, to which he was elected on the 5th inst. The, Burlington Independent. Boston, Feb. 9.—The Atchison, Topeka ,v Santa Fe Railway company has issued a circular, announcing that it will transport through California freight, in oonneotion with the Southern Pacific, from Kansas City, Atchison or Denver without breaking bulk. Owing to close relations at Atchi son with the BurlinsjtOD, it is thought the latter company will be included in the through car service by the Southern route, as opposed to the Union Pacifio and its four Omaha allies. The presence of the Mexican Central officials in this oity giveB rise to statements that close relations are being arranged between the Burlington, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and the Mexican Central roads, for Mexican traffic. The Postal Telegrni'h. D. H. Bates, president of the Baltimore &, Ohio Telegraph oompany, and Robert Garrett, president pro tem. of the Balti more &. Ohio Railroad company, appeared before the senate committee on post ffioes and post roads to-day, to defend the interests of that oompany in connection with the postal telegraph measures the committee has under consideration. Bates explained what the Baltimore & Ohio Telegraph company intended to ac complish in the way of competition with the Western Union. Mr. Garrett addressed the oommittee, saying the Baltimore <fc Ohio was prepared today to enter into a contract with the postoffice department, and to transact the business of the puplio, upon some plan which will bo satisfatory to the public, and profitable to the com pany. Senator Wilson was asked what aPBuranoe could be given in oase the com mittee was unabib to reaoh a con clusion in the matter that at some not very distant day the Baltimore & Ohio company would not en ter into a pooling arrangement with the Western Union company r Garrett said he could only point to the history of the Bal timore & Ohio Railroad company in the past, and, in his turn, asked how the tele graph company could satisfy the commit tee on the point specified, and, also, that rates would be maintained at a tariff satisfactory to the public. Senator Hill said, he had respeot for the Baltimore A Ohio company and its management, bnt the motives of its managers were the same as those of the manegtrs of other corpor ations, to make money. Whenever it could be made certain that mote could be gained by consolidation, the consolidation would inevitably take place, if combina tions paid better than competition Garrett said he believed the day for con solidation had passed. Hi3 company ha<* made contracts, and expended its money,, and he wished to know the voices of thv committee as to how it could be satisfied that the company was in earnest. Senator Hill 3aid there would come a time when the Western Union company would offe the Baltimore A; Ohio oompany four o. five times as much for its lines as they had cost, what guarantee oould be given the oompany would not sell. Garrett said, the company had no objections to giving any pnarantee that could be devised. Sen ator Wilson asked if, in the progress of in quiry the committee should be able, with the aid of experts, to determine what would be fair average rates, considering the interests of the oompany and the pub lic, the company would accept such rates Garrett said the company's inolit: tiou wonld be to accept any reasonable .-,*,tog fixed by any practical commission.**, ir' the government saw fit to enter into arrange ment with the Baltimore & Ohio company, the latter would be prepared to guarantee May Pay Its Debts. Boston, Feb. 9.—The court has i»sned an order allowing the receiver of the New York & New England railroad to pay cer tain classes of claims, including taxes whioh are or may beoome liens, rents which if nnpaid wonld cause forfeiture of rights of the estate, sums due shippers for overcharges, continne work on the sec ond track and defend suite brought against the corporation. Caught at Last. [Special Telegram to the Globe] New Yobk, Feb. 9.—James Sheehan and Michael Buckley were arrested to-day for the murder of James Smith, committed March 17, 1878. Detectives have been looking for them for ten years.