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FHOM MS EDITION The following matter on this page ap peared in Sunday's edition. The reason for this re-publication is because our regular mail rate of subscription does not include the Sunday Issue, and comparatively few in the country care to pay extra for the Sunday editiou, which lies in the St. Panl postofflce and goes out in the same mail with the Monday paper. The more important news and other miscellaneous information, is therefore, published on Monday for the benefit of country subscribers who do not get the Sux dav Gi.or.1.. EXTREME DULLNESS. Everything on the List Closed Lower on the Curb Ex cept Wheat. That Cereal Only One-eighth Cent Higher—Corn Closed Weak After a Strong Opening. The Weekly Review Shows a Fair Advance For the Week and a Heavy One Since the Opening of the Year. The Stock Market Opened Strong, Failed hy a Fall—A Strong Rise Pre dicted. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb., 16.—"A dull Saturday" fully expresses the condition of affairs on 'change to-day. Extreme dullness character ized trade and everything on the list actually closed lower on the curb to-night than on yesterday, except wheat, which was % higher. This was % lower than the close at one o'clock. Wheat opened strong under heavy cover ing by the shorts and some alleged outside orders. It was again reported that millers were buying in St. Louis, and the reported activity of that market really caused an advanced of lj^c on the May option. As soon as the shorts had covered and the large operators began to realize, the market began sagging and all the advance was lost. After the spurt above mentioned, the market lost all its attraction and the pits were devoid of interest, except to small scalp ers and the tailers. The change in the weather this afternoon was very dispiriting to the bulls, and had there been a call, the bears would undoubtedly scored a victory. As it is many of the bulls will have a very unquiet Sunday and among them will be found the "big four" who just now are popularly sup posed to be the only props of the grain market. The weakness of the markets dur ing the latter part of the day was added to by the report that F. G. Storley & Co., had quietly closed their trades. They say that they have not failed, have simply closed out their trades to see how they stand; whether they will continue in business has not yet been determined. Corn opened very strong. The soft weather and the small amount of contract corn among the receipts made at times a buoyant market and May corn sold up to 60%c. Then came rumors of large stocks along the Missouri river, of heavy ladings at interior points, the break in wheat and a dis inclination among small traders to Sunday over on the long side and the market went off and closed at 59%c on 'change and was weak at 59%c on curb. The following are some of the opinions in regard to the future of cereals: A. M. Wright & Co. say: "We are very trong bears on both wheat and corn." Of he former they say:" A discouraging fea ture in the trade is an absence of shipping demand for No. 2, and the apathy shown by outside buyers, and should the weather moderate soon, the bulls may find their load rather heavy." Crittenden & Harvey say: "We look on wheat as worth the money selling at, and think corn shares the general confidence of the trading public more largely than wheat, owing£to the poor crop conditions." Milmine, Badman & Co. say: "Trading is large throughout, local operators are still un loading and don't know when they will get done. It is easy enough now to see what caused the advance this week when we see how many of the local crowd had loaded up with itin anticipation of a boom that was to last until they bad made 5@10c profits. The shorts are now, no doubt, well covered up, and the market is in a condition to be sold off easily, should speculation set in on the bear side. The only bull argument we see is a rapid decline in stocks of winter wheat at seaboard, and to some extent in some western markets. At St. Louis to-day, under active millers demand, May wheat is selling within 2%e of the same wheat in New York, which is a iair illustration of the difference between home consumptive demand and export de mand, so that, after all, when we have fed our own people, we may^not have so much wheat to export, as many have been count ing on. If the local milling demand will consume the winter wheat at St. Louis and Toledo, we may find in the end, a good sale for all the surplus spring wheat in the west for export use. We think the situaiion war rants the purchases of wheat on the breaks from this time on. At any decline from present figures we think corn a fair pur chase." The provision market was destitute of snap- The receipts of hogs to-day were only 7,000 and for the week 92,95S against 123,436 foi the same week last year. This caused a rather firm feeling at the opening and mess pork advanced 15c over yesterday's close, and sold up to $18.70. May fell to $18.50, and closedat $18.52}£@18.55. There was scarcely any demand except to cover a few contracts, dealers being disposed to await developments regarding the future hog sup ply, many thinking all the advance which the present shortage justifies has already been secured. Lard was dull and neglected, the fluctua tions being covered by a range of 7%c per 100 pounds, closing 5@7>£c under the last sale on Tuesday, at $10.12Jfirstname.lastname@example.org for May. Short rib sides were dull, the demand and offerings being small, and prices closed 5@7}£c lower at $email@example.com^ for May. Ex porters say all classes of meats are too high to touch, and that it they had ordered they could fill them more satisfactorily at the sea board. The feeling on the curb after the close was weak. A large .operator sold wheat freely at $1.01J£ for May, and a few trades of corn sales were made at 59%c; pork at $18.55; lard ai $10.15; sellers option, and ribs at $9.77)^. At 2:30 the tone was very easy. Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "The pro vision market is still under the control of the packers and large speculators, and we think purchases on breaks still safe, more especial ly of lard. The country speculators are now dealing quite freely in provisions, and they will have need to keep their weather eye open or they will find themselves loaded up at the top. We advise quick turns on this article." Shepard & Peacock say: -'The provision market has been fairly active, and closed steady. The game is far from being out of it. As fast as one set go out of the market a new one appears, and under this change in personality it is kept very lively and prices maintained. Fowlers keep in lard, and it is thought by many to be below its proper relat ive position as compared with other products. The market is watched now with a keen in terest. The bulls claim tha f lard will go above $20.00 on the small stock showing when posted, and the bears are waiting to see the turn and then to buy and get back their recent losses." Chicago, Feb. 16. —The receipts of cattler at the stock yards were about 1,500, and for the week closing to-night about 2,000 more than last week. There was a goo d demand fo all grades and prices ruled steady, with here and there a lot selling for a little more money than they would have brought yester day. The market closed about steady with all sold, yet at 10 @15c lower than on the first days of the week. The receipts of hogs were about the same as on Saturday last, and for the week about the same as last week. The market opened quiet, and prices ruled rather uneven, yet on an average a shade lower than yesterday, but the quality was a good deal below yesterday's average. Values have advanced and declined 15(a20c the past week. The highest were on Wednesday and Thursday and the lowest Friday and Saturday. There was no particu lar activity, and had there been a big run, prices would have closed considerably lower than they did. The receipts of sheep were so small that three was scarcely any business doing. The market, however, closed steady and a shade higher than last week. Howard, White & Co., reviewing packing operations, say: "The receipts of live hogs during the past week were 92,958, against 91, 734 for week previous, and 123,436 for the corresponding week last year. The quality of the offerings were rather poor early in the week, but within the past three days a marked improvement has taken place —quite a number of good hogs being offered. The demand was active during the greater portion of the wedk, and the purchasers were about equally divided between packers and shippers. A firm feeling prevailed and prices were ad vanced 50@60c per lOOlbs. on the whole range, but at the close receded 5@10c and ruled steady. Sales ranged at $5.90(3)7.75 according to quality, with the bulk of the transactions at S6.50(2j7.40 for fair to good lots. The receipts of hogs at other larger packing points in the west are proportionally small and the quality only fair. Most of the interior points have closed for the season. Packing operations were conducted on a very small scale during the past week—the supply of hogs being small and prices satisfactory to manu facturers, only about one-half the houses are in operation, and the most of them are run ning on short time. There is no change to note in the manufacture. Mess pork is ap parently neglected and made sparingly. Other cuts of pork meet with some favor. Lard was made to a fair extent andthe yield is a trifle larger. Hams were made mainly into domestic cuts, though foreign description s attract some attention. Shoulders made moderately and chiefly into special cuts. Short rib sides meet with considerable favor and are the main article manufactured at present. Long and short clear sides were made sparingly. Foreign fancy cuts of sides were made in limited quantities by those houses specially engaged in the trade." Cowles & Ferrcn review the provision trade for the week ending February 15, as follows: "Hog products continued to ad vance for the past week. W rhile there was perhaps a little more hesi tancy to the upward movement, than on some of the former weeks of the sea son, there was no change in the course of the market. The bulls' side had again the call, and having the support of all the legitimate influences that usually shape the tendency of values, it was certainly the winning one throughout. The boom in fact received no set back, and in the general situation there were no developments to weaken the confi dence of holders, or to indicate that the ap preciation, which had already exceeded all expectations, was approaching a climax. The advance, barring some unimportant reactions and more or less irregularity of movement, was surprisingly steady and the closing to-day found mess pork selling $1.10 per barrel; lard, 40c per 100 pounds and short ribs 15c per 100 pounds higher than quotations current a week ago. The "bulls" had unquestionably the best of trade, which gave them little or no cause to indulge in any fault finding, it was at times unsettled, but considering the persistency of the up ward march the fluctuations witnessed were doubtless less violent than might have been anticipated. The week was simply a bull one, and fully sustained the previous record of the market, which shows an improvement since the opening of the new year of $4 per bbl. on mess pork, $1.30 per 100 lbs. on lard and $2.50 per 100 lbs. on short ribs. Based on the prices quoted at the commencement of the winter packing last November, mess pork closed to-day at an advance of $8.15 per bbl, lard $2.50 per 100 lbs., and short ribs $3.30 per 100 lbs. The supporters of the bull side of the product have enjoyed an exceedingly rich harvest this winter and with plethoric bank accounts are now in a position to be generous— even magnanimous. An influential meeting of the stock men engaged in the business of buying, selling, shipping and growing of stock was held at the Union stock yards Ibis morning. The main effect of the meeting was to point out to congress the damage to the export trade by the reports of diseases among the domestic animals by persons in the employ of one branch of the government. The resolutions, that were adopted without a dissenting voice, find fault with the manner in which the present agitation is carried on by people in the employ of the government. It was the sense of these practical men that there never was a period in the history of this country when our food auimals were in as prime and healthy condition as now. Moore Conger was president, with Bradford Hancock secre tary of the meeting, which was addressed by Hon. Irus Coy, James E. Wood, Messrs. Moore, Conger and others. Chicago Financial. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 16.—The week ending to-day has been one of quietness at the banks, but an improvement is noticeable in business circles, deposits showing an increase, while collections have improved. The demand for money has been moderate,and with a supply of loanable funds considerably in excess of the wants of regular customers and others in good standing. Our leading discount houses have been ready takers of board of trade and first-class business paper at 5 per cent, on call and at 6@7 per cent, on time. The movement of currency has been fair, with receipts in exeess of the shipments. Railroad rates to the seabord are unsettled and irregular. Agents quote on the basis of 30c per 100 lbs for grain to New York, but there are ru mors of freight being taken at a far less rate, During the week the receipts and shipments of the articles named sum up: Receipts—Flour, 92,666 barrels; grain, 2,366,338 bushels; hogs. 92,958. Shipments: Flour, 92,711 barrels: grain 1,285,755 bushels; pork, 3,773 barrels; lard, 3,300,232 lbs; cut meats. 7,197,407 pounds. To-day there was a fair in quiry for money, but rates remain easy at 5©6 or 7 per cent. Eastern exchange between city banks was weaker, with sales at 25c premium per $1,000. At last the banks reported a demand for money to be forwarded to country points. The bank cleajings were $6,466,048. For the week they foot up $40,575,758, against $39,658, 234 for the corresponding week last year. NEW YOKK. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J New York, Feb. 16.—The market was un deniably strong at the opening, and for the first two hours, with a steady advancing movement in Western Union, Canada South ern, Lake Shore, Northwestern, St. Paul, Louisville & Nashvillu, Oregon Transconti nental and Union Pacific, the latter taking tin lead. Michigan Central opened at au advance of % over the closing of yesterday. This condition was succeeded by dullness throughout the list, but prices were well maintained until noon, when the reaction became general. At the same time, Pullman, which opened at 111%, came out at 111, then 110%, and the next quotation was 106. In explanation of this sharp THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE. MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18. 1884. drop it was stated that there was some hitch in the West Shore deal and biter the story was circulated that the Pullman contract with the Pennsylvania road will expire in a few days and will not be renewed. There was no re covery at the close, and it is expected that the opening Monday will be at lower figures and the turn for still higher prices later in the week. The bank statement shows a decrease in the reserve of $1,083,601, which leaves a surplus of something like $20,000,000. The opinion is growing that the big men in the street are powerful enough to hold the market against any decline, and the evidence appears to be accumulating that they are going in for a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether, which the public will not awaken to until after a still further advance of 10 or more points. Confidence in the better class of dividend stocks and bonds, is improving, and it is be lieved that every adverse influence that has been brought against the market is fully dis counted. The country is sound to the core. That the erisis in general business is passed, and that while the movement is slow it is surely towards brighter times. Re actions will necessarily come, but we think the low prices will not be reached again in the near future. Bankers and merchants' telegraph, 125@126^; Union Pacific earn ings for the year decreased, $1,211,000; Union Pacific loaned at 1-32; Northern Pacific preferred at 1-64. A $200,000 FIRE. Burning of a Building and Contents in Chicago Valued at That. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J Chicago, Feb. 17.—Fire broke out this morning in the building 112, Madison street, and it will prove almost a total lost. The basement, first and fourth floors were occu pied by C Jevne & Co., dealers in fine grocer ies, wines and liquors. They carry a stock of over $100,000. Charles Glanz & Co., furriers occupied the second and third sto ries. They carry a fine stock of furs mainly sealskins, which are destroyed; loss about $50,000. The building is owned by Jacob Rosen berg, and is valued at $75,000. It is insured for $60,000, and is damaged about $40,000. At this hour, 2 a. m., the fire is still burning. The firemen were much impeded in their op erations by the net work of telegraph wires in front and iron shutters and doors in the rear of the store. The fire is supposed to be the work of incendiaries. The adjoining buildings and stocks are damaged somewhat by water, but to what extent cannot now be ascertained. A PERILOUS VOYAGE. The Dangers and Narrow Escape of the Steamship Nevada, [Special telegram to the Globe.] New York, Feb. 16. —The steamship Ne vada reached this port to-day after a perilous passage of two weeks duration. She left Liverpool on the 2d inst., with 133 passen gers and a light cargo. The steamer had not been many hours at sea before her troubles began. A succession of storms and hurricanes of the most violent description was encountered. The wind seemed to blow from half a dozen different quarters at once. The decks were swept fore and aft by huge waves, and the captain's cabin was flooded with water as well as other portions of the ship. The passengers were panic stricken. On the 10th large bodies of ice similar in volume to that which sunk the Nottiug Hill were encountered. On the afternoon of St. Valentine's day, when the Nevada was off Nantucket, 320 miles east of Sandy Hook, there was a dull heavy report and a tremen dous concussion which shook the iron hull like an earthquake, and a volume of steam and splinters of wood and glass sprang upward through the fan light. The passengers declare that for some minutes the panic was alarming. All hands crowded to the stern in terror and the amidships were hidden under a cloud of escaping steam. A large portion of the starboard side of-the steam chest had been blown out and against the iron casing of the engine room, which was badly broken. A hole into which two men might walk abreast was made through the steam chest, rendering it absolutely useless until some means of holding the vapor could be devised. Not a man was injured, which seems little short of a miracle. The vessel had no difficulty in reaching here under canvas. The damage to the vessel is quite serious. CRIME RECORD, A Number of Naughty, Doing's from All Parts. FATAL DRUXKEX QUARREL. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 16. —Isaac Gatewood and wife, Millie Gatewood, a pair of work house reprobates, whose children are in the house of refuge, engaged in a drunken quar rel late last night and this forenoon the wo man was found dead on the floor with her skull broken, while the husband was sleep ing quietly on the lounge in the same room. MURDER AND SUICIDE. Chichester, N. Y., Feb. 16.—Thaddeus Avery and wife were found with their throats cut last evening. Mrs. Avery is dead, and the husband cannot live. It is supposed Avery did the deed in a fit of jealousy. RATHER SCALT. Youxgstowx, O., Feb. 16.—Sherman Brainard, of the Stock Exchange, having ac count with Nichols & Co., of Chicago, left his office here on Saturday. This afternoon he telegraphed from Chicago to close the office. A dispatch from Nichols & Co., says, we have closed out deals with Brainard, and he owes us money. Brainard's creditors here are out from $3,000 to $5,000. xo CLUE. CniCAGO, Feb. 16—The mystery surround ing the murder of Jas. S.Wilson, and his wife, at Winnetka, last Wednesday, remains as ever. The victims of the tragedy was buried to-day, a great concourse being present at the funeral services. The governor has of fered $200 for apprehension of the assassin, the limit allowed by the law. murder. Seneca, Ks., Feb. 16.—What appears to have been a murder was committed last night at the house of Henry Prawi, eleven miles from here. During the uight a quarrel oc curred between Henry and his brother Will iam, which grew out of the alleged miscon duct on the part of the wife of the former, and William was shot through the head. Who fired the shot is not known, but the woman declared it a case of suicide. The coroner is investigating the case. MURDERED OX HIS BEAT. Sax Francisco, Feb. 16.—Police Officer Nicholson, a native of Canada, was myste riously murdered on his beat this morning When found blood was flowing from two wounds in the head, made by a pointed dull instrument. The detectives are actively en gaged in hunting the murderer, and it is be lieved they have the right clue. IN TnE TOILS. New York, Feb. 16.—The Brooklyn Eagle says, a promising young member, of a well known church choir, in Chicago, is at pres ent in Raymond street jail, awaiting trial, with a companion, upon five charges of burglary. His name is Charles Warr, and that of his companion Frederick Bower. Bowers is well known to the poliee. Ward informed the police where the stolen goods were lodged and nearly all has been re covered. CRIME XOTES. John Schneider, of Newark, N. J., who shot and killed his brother in December last, has been sentenced to six years imprisonment. At Springfield, Mass., Clapp and Hunt, two freight conductors, have been arrested for robbing freight cars. WASHINGTON. The Democratic National Com mittee and the National Con vention. Chicago and St. Louis the Principal Contestants, with the Former the Second Choice of all. A Contest Between Logan and Arthur for Dorsey's Influenee-Dorsey Favorable to Logan. A Bill forgthe Optional Inspection of Pork—The Brewster Dinner—Prospect ive Festivities. [Special Telegram to the Globe.l Washington, Feb. 16. —Now that the members of the Democratic national com mittee are beginning to arrive the contest ing delegations from the different cities are settling down to hard work. Gen Singleton, Jno. Oberly and Joe Mackin were reinforced to-night by Mr. Goudy, and Mike McDonald has telegraphed he will arrive about mid night. The two cities which are putting forth the most strength at the present time are Chicago and St. Louis, both of which have had representatives here for several weeks. It is a noticeable fact that Chicago is the second choice of every delegate, no matter where their first prefer ence lies. This is even the tune of the St. Louis people. The interests of the latter city have been practically entrusted to two men, Col. Prather. a member of the national com mittee, from Missouri, and Mr. Rickey, of St. Louis. Mr. Rickey is the well known sporting man who won, it is said, enough money on the election of Speaker Carlisle to purchase the most complete bar-room in this city. The man who has a gin mill at his back Is a potent factor in politics. If report speak truly Mr. Rickey's experience only proves the truth of this po litical axiom. For this reason Mike Mc- Donald was sent for In hot haste, and to night the Chicagoans are rubbing their hands in great glee at the prospect of "down ing" the mighty Missourian. The St. Louis people will have their headquarters at Wil lard's, where they have engaged a large par lor, but the Chicago men have gone them one better, having engaged the two parlors next adjoining. The big delegation held their meeting at the Arlington, probably in the same room the representatives did. Potter Palmer will be located at the Arlington duriug his stop, as will also Wm. H. Baruum, cbairmau of the national committee. It is reported to night that Mr. Barnum is ill, and will not be present at all, but nothing definite can be learned on the subject. A PORK INSPECTION BILL. Mr. Storrs has drawn up his bill for pork inspection, and has put in the day explain ing it to members, with results that he feels to be entire satisfactory. The points of the bill are as follows: The appointment of in spectors by the president, whose duty it shall be to inspect as to the condition and quality of the live stock and hog products intended for foreign shipment. This inspection is not to be compulsory. The inspection is to be made on the application of the packer or shipper, and, in case of hog products, at the place of packing, the expense of inspection to be paid by the packer or shipper, and the certificate of the inspection, over the official seal of the United States inspec tor, to accompany the ship ment. Speaker Carlisle favors the bill very decidedly as does also Mr. Reagan, chairman of the committee on commerce. Mr. Storrs says that the active support of every member of this committee can be secured within forty-eight hours. The fact that the inspection is not compulsory ob viates all constitutional difficulties. The in spection is not to be microscopic and it is to cover all forms of hog products. to extend a stkam grain shovel. Senator Lapham introduced a bill authoriz ing the commissioner of patents to extend for seven years the patent of Milson, Spende low & Watson for a steam grain shovel provided he be satisfied that they have failed throuerh no fault of their own to realize a fair profit from their Invention. The committee has also, through the author of the bill, made a favorable report upon it. The committee has been fairly inundated with protests against this renewal, coming from pretty much every railroad company and board of trade between the Bay of Fundy and Puget sound. These protests are so numerous that it is believed that the objectors do not under stand the patent it is proposed so extend. This patent is not for the elevator apparatus to generally in use, but for an apparatus for un loading and leveling the cargoes of grain vessels. The attorney for the patentees says that this invention is only used iu Buffalo and Erie, and that Milwaukee, from which a vigorous protest against renewing the patent has come, has never had one of these steam shovels and that one could not be used there. The committee report says: "It is not the apparatus used n such cities as Chicago and Milwaukee where grain is loaded from cars and caual boats into elevators and cannot be so used. A RECHERCHE DINNER. The attorney general and Mrs. Brewstar gave a very handsome dinner of twenty-two covers this evening In honor of President Arthur. The table was beautifully decorated. The many fine pieces of old silver and the stores of rare and antique crystal which Mrs. Brewster possesses, adding much to the beauty of the board. The tall silver vase in the middle of the table held a pyramid of roses made of the corsage bouquets, afterward pre sented to the ladies. The name cards were heavily embossed with gold and the Roman punch was served in tulip shaped paper cups. In deference to his rank, the president was seated at the middle of the table, iu the place usually occupied by the host, and his sister sat facing him in the hostess' chair. The president took out Mrs. Brewster and sat with her at his left, and Mme. De Siruve, wife of the Russian minis ter, at his right. The attorney general took out Mrs. McElroy, and sat at her right with Secretary Chandler on her left. The guests at the dinner were the president and Mrs. McElroy secretary and Mrs. Freliughuysen, Secretary and Mrs. Chandler Postmaster General and Mrs. Gresham, Secretary and Mrs. Tell, r, the Russian minister, Mme. De Struve, ik-nator Edmunds, Speaker and Mrs. Carlisle, Sena tor and Mrs. Miller, of California, Miss Lil lie Freliughuysen and Judge and Mrs. Cox. PEACE BETWEEN LOGAN AND DORSEY. By invitation of Senator Logan, Stephen A. Dorsey spent two hours Thursday night at Senator Logan's rooms, and last night the call was returned, the senator being for sev eral hours in Dorsey's rooms. In interviews last summer Dorsey spoke very bitterly abou Logan, and threatened to make short work of his aspirations for the presidency if he ever became prominent as a candidate. It will be remembered at the meeting of the national committee a year ago Logan offered a resolution thanking Col. Hooker for his services to the committee, but making no allusion to Dorsey—a slight that the latter resented. During the past week Dorsey has been Interviewed some more, and has spoken rather kindly of Logan. That a treaty of peace has been fixed up seems to be beyond doubt, the more so because Richard Crowley, who represents the president^ invited Dorsey to the White house a few days ago, and Dorsey refused to go. He hates Arthur with great bitterness because Arthur allowed him to be prosecuted. He probably does not love Logan, but has concluded that Arthur's boom is too serious to be disregarded, and that he dislikes Logan much less than Arthur. Crowley, in spite of Dorsey's re fusal to go to the White house, has had several interviews with him, and there appears to be a sharp eompetion between the two presidential candidates, not so much to secure Dorsey's help as to avert Dorsey's enminity. Dorsey has a cedar chest full of political correspondence and it is very prob able that the president remembers having written something to Dorsey In the halcyon days, when he used to joke carelessly about "soap," that he would dot like to have pub lished. It is believed that Dorsey intimated very plainly to Mr. Crowley that he would have no compromise with the president and that if it became necessary he would enter the campaign actively against him. On the other hand Logan would like some of Dorsey's active aid. He wants to start off in the convention with a good showing for the sake of its effect. Dorsey can control the Arkansas delegation, and it is believed that he has influence that will probably secure the Alabama delegation. Colorado is claimed to be all right now, and negotiations are in progress for the California delegation. If Logan can start off with these four states at the head of the list to be reinforced by sundry votes from intermediate states aud then backed up with the forty-four votes of his own state he would have a pretty im posing array of votes before the list of states had been called through the first time. TO CLOSE THE SOCIAL SEASON. Mrs. J. G. Carlisle has issued cards for a tea party on the afternoon of Shrove Tues day, Feb. 26. This tea and the president's reception on the same evening will appro priately close a social season of unusual gaity. [Western Associated Press.] Washington, Feb. 16.—The president signed a joint resolution appropriating $200, 000 additional for the relief of the flood suf ferers. The sectctary of war sent telegrams to the mayors of Gallipolis, Bellaire, Middle port, Rockport, Charleston and Batavia, au thorizing them to expend $500 to $5,000 for additional supplies. POSTOFFICE CHANOES. The following postoflices have been assign ed to the third presidential class and salaries of postmasters fixed at the amounts stated: Grand Junction, Cal., $1,400; Loveland, Col., $1,200; Fremont, Mich., $1,000; Har rison, Mich., $1,100; Milford, Mich., $1,100; Brownsville, Mo., $1,200; El Dena, Mo., $1,200; Salisburv, Mo., $1,200; Livingston, Mont., $1,500; Neligh, Neb., $1,000; Gates ville, Tex., $1,100; Sprague, Wash. Ty., $1,200; Peshtigo, Wis., $1,100. The change in the classification of these ofliees take effect on April 1. THE IRON WORKERS. There was a strong array of the representa tives of the steel and iron, and Iron ore in terests in the room of the committee on ways aud means to-day, to remonstrate against the proposed change In the tariff law. Among those present were B. F. Jones, chairman of the delegation from Pittsburg; J. D. Weeks, Pittsburg, secretary of the Western Iron as sociation; Mr. Vandyke, Milwaukee, inter ested in iron ore; T. H. Wells, Youngstown, O., interested in hojpsand pig iron; Jos. Wharton, Philh.>.iphia, interested in iron and steel; Wayne MacVeagh of the Pennsylvania Steel company; John Roach, the New York shipbuilder, John Jarrett, representing the tin plate association, and Wm. Martin, representing the iron workers. The committees on education of the two houses met jointly to-day, to hear arguments by the state commissioners on education and others in favor of the passage of a bill ex tending national aid to states for educational purposes. C. S. Palmer Vindicated. The report of the interview of Gov. Ord way at Washington in which he alleged that Gen. Campbell is trying to connect C. S. Palmer with the alleged peculiarities of the capital commission with a view to the defeat of his selection to fill the vacant judgeship iu the interest of Campbell, stirred that gentleman to tropical heat to-day and he in duced the members of the grand jury to attach their signatures to this explicit denial: Graxd Jury Rooms, Fargo, Feb. 16. We the members of the grand jury, Third district court at Fargo, in view of the asser tion telegraphed to the press as in an inter view with Gov. Ordway on February 15, that the name of C. S. Palmer, assistant United States attorney, had been brought before us connection with certain charges, desire to say that this alleged assertion of Gov. Ord way is utterly without foundation and is ex tremely unjust to Mr. Palmer and to Mr. Campbell. Mr. Palmer's name has not been brought before the grand jury in any connec tion whatever. No charge of any kind has been intimated against him. His character and reputation, as we believe, are without reproach. [Signed by eleven members of the grand jury, all that were present.] General Campbell adds this: "The asser tion from Gov. Ordway that there was any proposition, bargain or attempted bargain between Mr. Palmer and myself about the judgeship is uutrue. I have made no person al effort to present my own name for the judgeship. What has been done in that re gard has been by members of the bar with out any solicitation on my part, aud with the distinct understanding that I was not to make any personal efforts in the matter." A lively time is reported in the meeting of the grand jury this morning between the members of that body and General Camp bell. While they concede that the name of C. S. Palmer has not been before them in connection with the capital commission, there is a strong feeling among them that they have been made cat paws to pull chest nuts out of the fire for Gen. Campbell. The excitement was so great this morning that the discussion was overheard. The son orous voice of Col.Plummer strayed beyond the secret boom, bearing the Imputation that Gen. Campbell was filling his pockets while but the merest trivial financial accretions reached the colonel and his fellow toilers, and that they were being used to subserve his personal schemes under the nominal at tempt to catch the small fellows who have beeu guilty of petty irregularities in land claim matters and gathering chips from Uncle Sam's wood piles. Northwestern Men in Clucago. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | CniCAGO, Feb. 16.—Among the people from the northwest who registered to day were the following: Sherman house: Ex-Governor Wm. R. Marshall and F. W. Luley, St. Paul; Leslie Wilson Eau Claire; D. B. Staples and Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Staples, Stillwater; L. J. Morbeck, Maitlaud, Dak.; Adelbert Porter, Winona. Tremont house: D. Carry and J. A. Van Cleve, Marietta, Wis.; H. B. Brooks, St. Paul; W. T.Dickey, C, L. Botta and Geo. A. Clark, Minneapolis; G. H. Westmore, Ft. Howard, Wis. Grand Pacific: J. W. Taylor, L. E. Reed and N. B. Jordan, St. Paul; L. K. Gaus and wife, Minneapolis. Palmer house: Gen. Ander son, chief engineer of the Northern Pacific railroad, St. Paul; William Harder, general traffic manager of the Canadian Pacific rail road and S. O. Shorey, Winnipeg; J. A. Brewster, of the Yosemite Valley hotel, W. A. Mitchell, E. A. Davis and Chas. K. Sutle, Minneapolis. Among the passengers on the Pennsyl vania limited this afternoon was, P. H. Kelly, of St. Paul, accompanied by Mr. Tom J. Potter, general manager of the Chicago, Burlington «& Quincy railroad. They go to New York and from there to Washington. Bishop Walker, of Dakota, will preach In St. James church to-morrow morning. He is the guest of his brother James H. Walker. Evei'ybody Knows It. When you have Itch, Salt Rheum, Galls, or Skin eruptions of any kind, and the Piles, that you know without being told of it, A. P. Wilkes, B. & E Zimmermann and K. Stierle, the druggists, will sell you Dr. Bosanko's Pile remedy for fifty cents, which affords immediate relief. A sure cure #J ; THE FALLING WATERS. The Situation in the Ohio Valley Seen as the Water Recedes. A Tale of Suffering from Both Sides of the River and Its Tributaries. The Relief Boats Doing Good Work, and the People Giving Freely. A SCEXE OF DEVASTATION". Parkersburg, W. Va., Feb. 16.—The United States relief steamer Katie Stockdale arrived here this morning, loaded to the guards with 300 tons of relief suppies and 100 tons of coal. The supplies aboard cost $50,000 of the $75,000 appropriated, and the government has telegraphed the flooded towns on the boat's route the privilege to draw on the remaining $25,000. in sums of $500 to $6,000, accordingto their necessities. The submerged country is slowly shaking off the waters, and the devastation paralyses description. Roofs of houses on piles of brick and timber tell a tale in all directions. Provisions are said to be plentifully supplied, but the people suffer from cold weather. Marietta, O., is hurricane wrecked. Houses look gutted aud demolished on all the streets. There are no inhabitants except in the second stories, and not many of them. Parkersburg will be able to assist her own sufferers, but the destitution in smaller settlements is intense. Belpre is a wreck, and its principal street has entirelv disap peared, with only a few piles of brick to mark its location. The wires are down in all directions from here. The news goes to Baltimore antl there transferred. The dis arrangement interferes with all transmission of news, aud it is doubtful if telegraphic matter can be sent after leaving here. The Stockdale leaves ten tons of freight here to be distributed by the relief committee at this point for the suffering below. Business is entirelv suspended. The loss at Parkers burg is $1,000,000. A GRAPHIC ACCOUNT. Leavexworth, Ind., Feb 16.—The gov ernment relief boat will proceed on its er rand of mercy to the suffering people of the Ohio valley, rendered homeless by the de structive flood. Everywhere the waste of water prevails. On each side of the river the destruction is seen. One sees over turned dwellings and barns, or the floating remains of what has been such. One meets suffering on every hand, and acute hunger comes asking for something to eat. A few of the neighbors, more fortu nate than the rest, give shelter totheir Buffer ing friends. Food is so scarce iu some local ities that each man has to find for his own family, and the relief boat is welcomed with shouts of joy by the town trustees, who have given provisions for distribution. The boat departs amid shouts of thanks, given from men, women aud children, who say that they are banded together in whatever place affords protection from the wind and waves. A few miles below West Point the bottoms flooded and are a mile wide. At Rockhaven, Ky., the houses are destroyed, and the village is entirely desolated. The famous Kidnercedar farm is overflowed, and the large cement mill is closed, throwing fifty men out of employment. Braudeubcrg was found high and dry for most part, with only two stores flooded. It was here that John Morgan crossed the river on his famous raid. No provisions were needed. Mock ford, Ind., had only live houses out of the wuter, and 300 people were living in them- At New Amsterdam 150 people, out of a population of 250 have been driven out. Not a pound of meat was found in the place and the homeless people looked with raven ous eyes ou the boats st'.res, and they were 600 rations. Leavenworth, Ind., of 1,000 Inhabitants, is all under water aud 600 people have been driven out. They are hopeful and cheerful, and were made happy by a supply of 2,400 rations. Scarcely a frame house remains on its foundation. The damage cannot be estimated this trip. The boat is now leaving for points below. FLOOD NOTES. In Cincinnati a large four-story brick building fell yesterday, andthe families had providentially moved out the previous day. At Shawneetown the river is still rising an inch an hour. The money received from congress is be ing distributed to the mayors of the different towns along the Ohio, according to their wants. At Parkersburg a family named Ticc, en tered their home, the water having fallen, when the building fell, but they were all res cued. A lady named Tullou was confined in a boat while being rescued from a second story window. Last night the water was still rising slowly at Cairo, and the lauds all the way from there to Memphis arc overflowed, but no damage to property, all having been removed in time. At Maysville, Ky., three buildings fell yes terday from the actio a of the water. A familv in one escaped unhurt. Two men at Shawneetown were drowned at the foot of Sycamore street by the capsiz ing of a skiff, and two others who were in it were rescued. Detroit, Mich., has done well for the relief fund, and promises to do more. Last night Grand Rapids raised $3,000 ata meeting or the citizens for the flooded peo ple, and intend to raise *1,000 more. The officers of the Grand Rapids & Indiana rail road gave $350. The tale of misery that comes from Pom eroy. on the Ohio, is, as they picture it "aw ful." In that section, on the bottom lauds are a number of towns, the inhabitants of which an- engaged iu mines, salt wells, and other employments. A number of the mines are Hooded, aud they cannot be pumped out in loss than from 3 to 8 months. The beau tiful land is a desolation, and the once happy homes are in ruins, as a large majority of the buildings have been swept away. Over 8,000 persons have lost everything. The relief steamers are reaching every point, and the sufferings of the destitute are being ameliorated. At Gallapolis the streets are free from water, and the outlook is much better than expected, as the loss will not be nearly as heavy as supposed. Business is not resumed yet. John Leggit's straw board mill at Middle Gr ove, N. YV, is burned. Loss $30,000; in surance $17,000. A chamber of commerce has been organ ized atTacoma, W. T., and a memorial was adopted to congress against the forfeiture of the Northern Pacific land grants. At Jefferson, Texas, the district attorney of Paschal county yesterday quietly dismissed all the celebrated Marion county election cases. The reason is not made public. The town of California, some miles above Cincinnati,has organized relief among them selves. They suff 3rd badl y last year, and much has gone'this. They have agreed to levy a regular tax on each other, and pay ac cording to the amount of their roperty, to make good the losses suffered. The mayor osNew York received yesterday for the Ohio flood sufferers $2,455, and the produce exchange collected $4,242. A fireman on the steamer Jay Gould, with relief to points above Cairo, yesterday fell overboard and was drowned. At Shawneetown, II., the river in still ris ing slowly. The flood sufferers, who had to camp on "the high ground near the city, were visited yesterday, and much sickness was found dmong them, principally malarial fevers. A number of buildings floated away yesterday, and more are expected to go with a rise of a few inches more. The currents over the levees are running at from eight to ten miles an hour. The grand lodge of Masons of California has sent one thousand dollars to the Ohio flood sufferers. An Athletic Exhibition. |Special Telegram to the Globe.J New York, Feb. 16.—Twenty thousand people crowded the great hall of the Madison Square garden to-night, to witness the ath letic games of the Manhattan club. The af fair was gotten up for the purpose of raising a fund to send L. E. Myers and Harry Fredi ner, of the Manhattan, and A. B. and Frank E. Murray, of the Williamsburg Athletic club, to England to compete with the several champions there. THE OLD WORLD. An Interesting Letter as to the Treat ment of Lieut. Harber Through Siberia. A Budget of Readable Items From Across the Ocean. COURT AND DIPLOMATIC GOSSIP. [Special Telegram to the Globe. ] New York. Feb. 16.—The Sun's special cables say: The continental week has not been excitintr. Amid the prevalent panic the Austrian ministry has easily succeeded In passing its coercion laws. The entire shuilling of the Russian diplo matic cards with the transfer of an ambuss* dor so charming, rich and in.lueutiul a Prince Orleff to Berlin indicate the feveris desire of the czar to keep on terms with Gel many. Tha tyrauous measures in Spain against Republican journals and meetings enormorously strengthened Castilar and his party. Victor Hugo refuses to buy a new uniform as an academician, on account of his age. but Is about building a new house with splendid grounds, after his own architectural designs. Monsieur Richepin has deserted Sara B.-rnhard for an actress of better proportions and more cheerful temperament, aud her manager disputes the bill for her dresses in the--Dame aux Camedias," though the total is only $3,200. The latest eccentricity in Paris is an old man in artistic rags, mounted on an attenu ated horse, who begs for alms, and excuses his riding on the ground of his age and In firmities. The queen's book is received with thinly disguised contempt. The details of her life by a washerwoman or a -.oft head maid ser vant could not be more trivial or more commonplace, and it is doubtful if the libra ries will succeed iu selling the large supplies of a book so universally rated dull. Orenulug, Russia, Jan. 19.—The corres pondent of the Tribune writes as follows: Alter traveling almost steadily for nearly . month on sleds, Lieut. G. B. Harber, 0. S. N., and Mastyr W. H. Schuetze, arrlvedhere, three days ago, with the bodies ol Delong ami his comrades on the Ji.-aunette, who died witL him in the Lena delta, nearly three years ago. Harber and Schuetze are now busily engaged iu transferring the bodies from the temporary coffins made in Yakutsk to the metallic ones forwarded from NeV York. This work was begun in the hospital here yesterday, but it goes on slowly, aui will require several days. Only by constant watching, and often by doing work himself has Mr. Harber been able to have the trans fers made properly. The room in which th« work Is done is small, and work has often been Interrupted by many visitors who have called on the officers, doctors, editors ami others. Upon opening the coffins made In Yakutsk. Mr. Harber was gratified to see that notwithstanding the jolting during the sled journey of 7,000 versts, the bodies had not changed the positions iu which they had been placed when the coffins were closed. Before reaching Irkutsk, Lieu tenant Harber had received a message from Count Ablcfeldt, to the effect the city council of the capital of eastern Siberia would publicly receive bodies. He was, therefore, not surprised as he approached the city to meet a number of officers and others, who welcomed him and escorted the train into Irkutsk. Among the officers wen- the mayor, Mr. Demldoff, the members of the council, the president and mem bers of the Geographical society of eastern Siberia, the uide-de-cauip represent ing the governor-general, the chief of police, and many others. The train was taken to the public square, where the coffins were placed in a catafalque, covered with evergreens. Up on the coffins beautiful wreaths, one in Wax, were placed by the officials aud citizens. Here an address was read by a member of the Geographical society. Harber and Schuetze remained in Irkutsk four days, and received many marks of special attention. OMINOUS. Cario, Feb. 16. —A few Egyptian soldiers presented an address to the khedive, pro testing against the dispatching of soldiers to the Soudan, and demanding the removal of British officers, whom they characterize as aliens in race and religion. Gen. Wood was summoned to the palace,and confronted with the mutineers. He immediately ordered their arrest. The incident is considered grave, especially as it follows so quickly upon the departure of the British troops. BISMARCK CONDEMNED. Berlin, Feb. 16.—The liberal press con demns the action of Bismarck in returning to the house of representatives of the United States the resolution of condolence on Herr Lasker's death. The National Zeitung says tint action of Bismarck is in violation of the rights of the Reichstag. The Berlin Trades men's society, of which Lasker was a mem ber, held a memorial meeting to-day. A portrait of Lasker was placed before the president, it rested upon a bed of fluwers, and was surrounded by the American and (lerman Hags, draped in mourning. Deputy Kickert made a speech, iu which he dwelt upon the labors of the dead iuuu. He 6ald Lasker lived only for the people. FOREIGN NOTES. The Bey of Tunis has granted authority to convert the desert of Sahara into an inland sea, Small pox is increasing at Khartoum. At the consistory held in March, only the patriarch of Lisbon ami archbishop of Naples will be created cardinals. Several bishops will be appointed. Col. De Coetlogon, commander at Khar toum, has been appointed pasha and act ing governor-general of the entire Soudan. He has summoned the notables to meet Gen. 'Gordon In council Sunday, Latest advices state that 200 children were killed by Arabs at Senkat. Gen. Gordon has arrived at Shendy, 90 miles below Khartoum. At Kuff, the antl Jewish feeling is so strong, that attempts will be made to incite a general Jewish massacre. It is now believed that three card sharper* and notorious clubmen have been aeting in concert, and working numerous clubs be* side3 Petit Circh. Those opposed to the government pollcs held a mass meeting in Albert Hall, which was too small to contain them, so another meeting was organized on the outside. Res olutions were passed asking the government to resign, as the country had no confidence in them. Chas. Bralnard, of Hartford, Conn., en tered suit against the Hartford Post for in fringement of a patent for sorting copy In newspaper offices. Brainard lost the case, as the same system had been iu use many years before his patent. At Baltimore, several weeks asjo, a sub contractor absconded, leaving sixty Italian laborers unpaid. Yesterday they caught the head contractor, and refused to release him till they were paid. They at last became riotous, and policemen were sent against them who captured them all. The London Observer, commenting on the Greely expedition, says: It is quite possible, considering the chronic mutiny, which seems the regulation life on board American Arctic adventures, like those of Kane ant 1 Hall, that the men murdered their eom< mander. Will Assist Moody. [Special Telegram to the Globe,] New York, Feb. 16.—The Rev. Geo. F. Pentecost, pastor of the Tompkins avenue Congregational church, Brooklyn, has ac cepted an invitation from Dwight L. Moody, the evangelist, to go to England and assist him in evangelical work. He will sail early next month. Herbert S. Ayer, who carried on such an extensive hardware business some years ago in Chicago, under the firm name of John C. Ayer & Sons, and who failed for a large amount, is now in the south of France enjoying himself, as his old friends the brokers of Chicago, have raised a $iiMJ, 00Q purse for hiin.