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A Flurry in Wheat Which Left
That Cereal for May at $1
at the Close.
Pork Falls to $18 on the Curb, and
Closes at That—Hog-s Inactive
and a Shade Lower.
Corn Steady, but Showing Little Strength, and
with a Bearish Tendency—Cattle Mar
ket Slow-Flour Neglected.
The Bears Score a Victory in Wall Street—
A Vicious Raid on 1'ullman Pal
ace Stock.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.)
Chicago, Feb. IS. —Although prices were
lower all around there was a greater volume
of business transacted than has been the
case for some days past, and at times there
was considerable excitement. The crowd
who have been manipulating the market —
Jones, Ream et al—could no longer cover up
the fact that they were tired of the load and
wished to dump. Amour was reported to
have sold large blocks of pork and
ribs through brokers. Pork went down,
and there were some alleged sales at $18.00
but $18.10 was bid all the time, hence the
Bales will not wash. Lard attracted but little
attention. On the call the reported failure
in New York of McGinnis Bros. & Feariuh,
caused considerable selling and weakness.
They were the New Tork representatives of
W. T. Baker & Co., who were large sellers
to-day. The New York house had made no
statement, but it was considered of much
importance as they dealt in stock, grain and
provisions. McHenry, Cudahy, Stevens and
Gaylord were heavy buyers; Roleson sold
15,000 barrels of pork in a block. There
was another weak spot in the
curb and pork sold at $18, recovered to
$18.12% anb finally closed at $18.05. Wheat
opened unsettled with sales of May at
$1.00%@1.01J£, but become steady under
heavy buying orders. St. Louis bought heav
ily and so did Roche, and prices went up J^c.
Then the "big four" and the "silver
greys" i. c., the Adams crowd commenced
unloading and they offered right and left
with such immediate effect that prices went
off l, [email protected])^'c. The St. Louis crowd were
also reported as unloading and this was a
very disheartening rumor for the bulls as
they were acting upon St. Louis reports
of large quantities of wheat being purchased
in that city for milling purposes. On the
call there was a very weak feeling and a de
preciation in values of wheat a strong J^c,
while corn remained steady. It closed weak
on the curb at 99j^c for May.
Corn showed very little strength, May
opening at 59)<£c, and sold up to 60}£c and
(50}^c, and toward the close, in sympathy
with the bad break in provisions, sold off to
59)^c and 59^c, and what few outside orders
there were came on the buying side. Re
ceipts to-day were 442 cars, of which only 45
graded No. 2; trading large, June corn
selling about J^c over May and July
about 2c above May. The sample market was
rather dull; sales, free on board, new mixed
selling at [email protected]^c; . rejected, [email protected]}£c,
choice yellow. [email protected]; no grade, [email protected]
Corn has previously been braced by the
strong provision market, and now that it is
likely to lose that support it may go lower
than has been expected. The grain markets
now look as if they would be subjected to the
pounding process for a time. The early pur
chases made by the provision crowd, by
Scharwtz & Dupee and Cudahy & Stevens,
were dumped during the last hour on call.
The curb closing for May was 59}^@59%c
A. M. Wright & Co. say: "Wheat was ad
versely affected at the opening by the soft
weather, dull and heavy markets at Liver
pool, and encouraging reports from the Illi
nois aud the southwestern winter wheat dis
tricts which inereased the desire of timid longs,
who have been following the big bulls, to
realize. Opening sales were at ?1.01J^@3^
or a decline of %@%c from Saturday's
close; declined to $1.00>£, but reports of
free buying in St. Louis and other winter
whert markets, coupled with aid from the
provision ring, who were anxious to
sustain grain to enable them to
steady hog products prices, rallied to $1.01Js
but the advance brought all the early pur
chasers back on the market and the down
tendency in pork also encouraged selling
and prices fell to $1 and closed on change
at that price. Advices from the best winter
wheat sections in this state report more win
tar wheat in farmers' hands than is usual for
February, but say prices are not sufficiently
high to bring it out until the young plant is
further developed."
Shepard & Peacock say: "A rather strong
wave got into corn when the day's receipts
were posted and out of 442 cars
It was found but 40 graded No. 2. At the ad
vance caused by the local operators who
bought early, sold out, and left the market
practically without a support. The conse
quence was a pretty quick drop followed and
the market closed easy at inside figures and
a good fall in provisions was another cause
of weakness in corn and had considerable
influence, as the two markets bear a close re
lation shipj \
Flour was neglcted and the feeling one of
depression, and sales more than usually
light, with the better family and bakers'
brands steadily held but all shipping and
low grades were dull. Winters were held
higher for the well known and desirable
brands, and it is thought will do better, but
otherwise the prospect is slim for business.
Rye flour is slow; buckwheat flour dull;
bran and all millstuffs in lighter request and
hardly as firm.
The receipts of cattle were about the same
as on last Monday. The market ruled slow,
in fact during the early part of the day there
was no market at all and prices underwent
little or no change, but were weak and uneven.
Some salesmen reported the almost invisible
decline of [email protected] Taken altogether it was
an unsatisfactory market for so called fat
cattle, yet the chances were that all would be
Bold. Had the receipts been 6,000 instead of
about 5,000 values would have declined [email protected]
20c, so uncertain was the demand. The
New York market was reported"bad, "but this
is about the usual news received from there
on Monday. Butchers' and canners' stock
was in good demand and firm, and but little
was doing in stockers, as is usual on Mon
There were about 16,000 hogs received to
day, whieh is 3,000 more than on last Mon
day. The market, especially in the
Rock Island division, opened with
a considerable spurt of activity and a few of
the first lots sold to speculators showed a
6llght advance. In the Burlington and the
Northwestern divisions a few lots also sold at
a slight advance, hut the activity and firm
ness was only temporary, the bulk of the
stock selling at about Saturday's prices, but
the market ruled rather slow at the close and
prices were a shade lower than at the open
ing. The guality of the Btock was poor,
fewer good hogs being on sale than for^a
yeek past. Quite a number were left over
The receipts of sheep were about 1,000
more than on last Monday, but the quality
was much better and there was a fair de
mand for good to choice, fine or coarse
wooled, but either had to be fat to command
good prices. Messrs. & Armour bid
high for a couple of extra lots that made
$6.12>£ and $6.15, the highest price for some
time. Fair to medium were rather slow.
The demand Is mainly from local dealers.
Poor and common stock is plenty and slow.
Prices on all except the few mentioned about
the same as last week.
Chicago Financial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
Chicago, Feb. 18.—The demand for money is
only moderate, and the banks are ready takers of
trade and choice mercantile paper at D(gj." per
cent. Loanable funds, are in good supply.
Eastern exchange between city banks was quiet
at par. The bank clearings were $7,195,000,
against $6,400,000 on Saturday. A fair amount
of currency was shipped to country points.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.] "
New Yokk, Feb. 18.—The market opened
dull and featureless with talk in the street
that Pullman cajntal stock is to be increased
20 per cent.; that there was to be a sharp
squeeze in Northwestern, and that Lacka
wanna was a purchase for a big advance dur
ing the next hour. Woerishoffer brokers
were sellers of St. Paul; Cammack brokers
were buying it. Union Pacific loaned at
3-16 and then at %, for use, and the market
had the appearance of gaining in tone and
strength. Northern Pacific preferred loaned
at 1-64. UnionP acific and Lackawanna con
tinued strong up to the noon hour, the latter
selling as high as 128?£. From this time un
til the finish there was a rapid decline. St.
Paul, Northwestern, Union Pacific.
Lackawanna, Lake Shore and Pullman were
very active with large transactions. Near
the close it was reported that McGinnis Bros.
& Fearing had failed and this precipitated
matters. It was also said that Vanderbilt
was a seller. It has been a battle of no
small magnitude to-day, with the bears the
victors in most instances. In Delaware &
Lackawanna they were worsted as that stock
would not down, but scored an advance of
about 2 per cent. Pullman Palace was raid
ed again and touched even lower figuresjhan
on Saturday. The grangers were depressed:
Northwestern slipped off a point
early—the earning for the second
week in February showing an increase of
$20,000, which is not so favorable as the pre
vious week. The business of the Reading is
reported as very gratifying, but the stock was
very quiet to-day. Canada Southern was a
weak failure at the last, and it was difficult to
discover any great amount of strength in any
quarter. Delaware \& Lackawanna was down
also to about the starting point, the last quo
tation on Pullman was 103%. Manhattan
Elevated made its usual daily gain of 2 per
cent. The declines have been quite
serious in many cases, and the feeling
became somewhat feverish as the day wore
on. Prices of most of the leading stocks
were at the lowest when the market closed.
St. Paul earnings for the second week of
February decreased $22,000. Reports from
the flooded districts were everything but en
couraging and had a good deal to do with the
disturbance in Wall street.
London, Feb. 18.—The Mark Lane Ex
press, in its review of the British grain trade
for the past week says: Mild, spring-like
weather favored the saving of beans and peas,
and preparations to sow spring grain crops
are being rapidly made, The autumn sown
crops look exceedingly well. Trade in the
nature of wheat has not improved. Flour
rather cheaper, and other articles have not
altered in prices. Foreign wheat is inani
mate and unimproved. Trade in Liverpool
is dull, and white wheat is weaker, and flour
unchanged. Cargoes off the coast are not
improved. Fourteen arrivals and four sales;
five withdrawn, and seven remain, including
five California. Cirgoes on the passage and
for shipment are lifeless.
Nothing doing in American red winter
wheat. The sales of English wheat for the
past week, 5,212 quarters at 37s. and 3d.,
against 53,121 quarters at 41s. for the corres
ponding week of last year.
Some Amusing* Evidence Adduced at
the Examination.
Washington, Feb. 18.—The Danville in
vestigation was resumed. Hense Lawson,
colored, whose fight with Noel preceded the
riot, and Davis Lewelyn, colored, told the
story of the preliminary quarrel substan
tially as related by the colored witnesses last
Jno. F. Carl, superintendent of the na
tional cemetery, Danville, described the riot.
He noticed a number of white men in the
crowd holding pistols at rest, that is, held
pistols in the right hand, the left hand using
as support. They fired about 150 shots. Saw no
arms in the hands of the colored men and
saw no returning shots.
Sophia Powell, colored, saw Mr. Blunt
stand on the corner and shoot several times
at the retreating blaaks.
Mrs. Violet Keiling, colored, saw Blunt
Senator Vance—"Are any colored people
in vour county Democrats?"
Witness—"Well, I don't hunt that sort.
If I hear a colored man votes the Democratic
ticket, I don' habnothin' to do wid him, and
I don' let him come in my house. I don'
like to see a colored man sell himself, no
how. I tink if a colored man votes de Dem
ocratic ticket he already sold hisself.
Senator Vance—Well, when a white man
votes Republican ticket, do you think he sells
Witness:—"I'll just tell yer what I tink,
he's a man wats got sense and knows wat
he's doin'.—
Senator Vance, —"Well, supposing your
husband should vote the Democrat ticket?"
Witness, "I'll just tell you wat, I would
just pack up my close and go to my fader,
and if I didn't hab no fader, I'd just go to
work for twenty-five cents a week to support
my own self."
J. G. Miller, white, testified, the whites
were in danger of being mobbed by the
blacks, when they fired. Adjodrned.
A Big Mortgage.
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 18.—The registra
tion of a ten million dollar mortgage in the
offices of forty different town clerks in a di
rect line across the state awakens considera
ble interest. The mortgage in question is
made by the Bankers' and Merchants' Tele
graph company, who, though possessing no
lines of their own in this state, thus cover
the lines of the American Rapid Telegraph
company, recently acquired by them by the
exchange of $3,000,000 in their bonds,
based on this mortgage. In this state
chattel mortgages are permanent, but the
law makes this important provision regard
this class of property. The chattel mortgages
are of no force against creditors or subse
quent purchasers, unless the mortgaged
property is put into actual and contiuned
possession of the mortgagee. A thorough
investigation of this particular transaction is
not unlikely.
Minister Hunt, at St. Petersburg, is sup
posed to be fatally ill, bo much so, indeed,
that Mrs. Hunt telegraphs to Washington for
his son to come at once, and he left Wash
ington on Saturday for St. Petersburg.
Interesting Session of Senator
Sherman's Investigating
The Democratic National Convention,
and the Efforts Being Made to
Capture It.
A Grsb for the Surplus Geneva Award--A
Bill for the Extension of the
Bonded Period.
Democratic Presidential Aspirants
ri so n and Harrison Tariff Ideas
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washington, Feb. 18.—The erection of a
public building for the local appraisers on
the Bridewell dock in Chicago, at a cost of
850,000, as proposed by Representative Davis,
of Illinois, is recommended by the house
committee on public buildings. The committee
has placed the bill in the hands of Represen
tative Worthington to report to the house at
the first opportunity. The committee also
recommends appropriations of $80,000 for a
public building at Patterson, N. J.; $200,000
for Troy, N. Y.; $100,000 for
Lancaster, Pa.; $100,003 for La
Crosse, Wis., and $150,000 for Keokuk
Some of the Democratic aspirants for the
presidency have chosen to show themselves
in person as, McDonald, of Indiana, and
Eaton, of Connectieut, have done openly,
courting attentions from senators and repre
sentatives and holding confidential confer
ences with the Democrats who assume the
role of king makers. Flower, of New York,
and Hewitt, of the same state, have had
trusty men here working up their booms and
now Morrison's winsonic missionary has
come to for the flickering flame of
enthusiasm for the Illinois states
man. W. T, Dowdall, of Peoria,
arrived to-day and spent some time with Col.
Morrison. He told the colonel that he had
assurances that Kentucky, Iowa and Illinois
would back Morrison for the presidential
nomination. Dowdalls says he is here for
the purpose of looking for the best man for
vice-president on the Morrison ticket for the
Illinois state ticket. He asserts that with a
strong active state ticket, full of young blood
and energy, and earnestly in favor of a tariff
reform, with a tariff reform platform and Morri
son for the presidency, Illinois would be safe
for the Democracy. If this should be done,
Dowdall proclaims himself ready to back his
opinion with any reasonable amount of
money. He thinks that Morrison has de
cidedly the best chance for the presidency.
An opportunity to pass a bill providing for
the retirement of the trade dollar from circu
lation was lost to-day, in consequence of a
scramble between two commissioners and
particularly between Mr. Bland of silver dol
lar notoriety and Mr. Ermen
trant, of Pennsylvania. The coin
age and the currency committees
respectively recommended that the trade dol
lar be redeemed, but Bland induced the
House to take the bill from the currency
committee, and gives his commission on
coinage exclusive control of the question.
The currency commission had intended to
move to-day to pass the bill under a suspen
sion of the rules, which would have been
agreed to with few dissenting votes. Mr.
Bland's commission, having gained control,
merely asked the house to fix a day to con
sider the bill. Cries went up on all sides for
the bill to be put up on its passage at
once, but Bland objected because he
feared that if trade dollars were redeemed
and treated as bullion it would in some way
result In checking the coinage of cart wheel
dollars, depreciate silver bullion and afford
an excuse for entirely stopping the coinage
of the standard dollar. Mr. Townshend, of
Illinois, also got in a word of opposition to
the exchange of trade dollars
for standard dollars at par.
He thought they ought to
be redeemed at their bullion value, because
the trade dollars had been repudiated by the
banks and so depreciated that they had come
into the hands of speculators, whom this billl
lars will be considered by the house on the
11th of March.
Ex-Congressmen Wilson and Mark H.
Dunn ell and some other gentlemen appeared
before the house judiciary committee this
morning and argued in behalf of a bill sub
mitted by them to supplement the act of
1882, for the distribution of the Alabama
award. As congress has persistently refused
to distribute the greater part of this award
among the class of claimants for whose ben
efit it was made by the Geneva tribunal, and
has indicated a fixed purpose to give it to
persons who made no claims
before the tribunal or whose
claims were presented there and
rejected it has occurred to certain persons
who lost floating property during the war but
whose claims are not covered by either of
the acts already passed for the distribution,
that they ought to get the scope of the dis
tribution expanded sufficiently to take them
in. This proposed bill provides that the
words "confederate cruisers" shall be con
strued and held to include for purposes of
said act, any and all vessels or expeditions,
proceedings or acts done by persons in the
name of, or acting in the interest
of, or by the authority of the
late confederate government or any
of its officers by which the vessels or cargoes
of loyal citizens of the United States were
attacked, captured or destroyed, and that the
words "high seas," in said act, for the pur
pose thereof shall be construed and held to
include any waters within the admiralty
jurisdiction of the United States, where the
tide ebbs and flows. The pirates of the
Chesapeake, so called, were pretty active and
destructive in the early part of the war. One
case mentioned before the committee this
morning was that of a vessel that was
compelled by stress of weather
to anchor in Chesapeake ■ bay about
fifty miles above the capes. During the
night a squad of rebels went out to her in a
small boat, captured and burned her. In an
other case a party of a dozen young men of
this city, having southern sympathies and a
desire for adventures embarked at Baltimore
on a steam er regularly plying between that
port and Fortress Monroe, and after the boat
had got weU down the bay, covered the cap
tain, pilot and engineer with their revolvers,
took charge of the boat and ran her up one
of the Virginia rivers and delivered her up
to the rebels. Of course these acts of
piracy were not the acta of
confederate cruisers upon the high
seas, as those terms have hitherto been de
fined, much less were they the acts of the
only cruisers for which the Geneva tribunal
held England liable, and for the indemnifi
cation of whose acts the award of $15,000,
000 was made. But the proposed bill would
cover them. There were also losses of ves
sels and cargoes near the Jersey and Caro
lina shores and at the mouth of the Mississip
pi river, which would all be covered bv the
proposed definition of the term "high seas."
This act limits the'high seas to tide water.
The Philoparsons and several other vessels
were destroyed on the lakes and
some of the members of the committee on
judiciary, while disapproving entirely of the
existing statutes for the distribution of the
award, insist that if the distribution Is to be
made to cover the acts of the pirates of the
Chesapeake, it shall be made a little broader
and cover the acts of pirates on the great
Senator Sherman's investigating commit
tee had a rather interesting session to-day.
Hense Lawson, the colored man that Noel
had the fight with which precipitated the mas
sacre, and his companion, Davis Llewelyn,
were on the stand. They did not make a
good appearance. They were too glib, and
too anxious to make everything startling and
picturesque. They denied too much, and
had the general air of men who had had
greatness thrust upon them, and felt the im
portance of the occasion. The most enter
taining testimony was given
by two negro women, Sophia
Powell and Violet keeting. Violet was en
tirely self possessed and a fluent talker and
probably told the truth. She is very bright
and convulsed the committee and the spec
tators with her sharp answers. Senator
Vance tried to get from her some informa
tion about the feeling of the colored people
toward Democrats and he got it. A colored
man who voted the Democratic ticket couldn't
come in her house and stay. She wouldn't
speak to such a man. If a colored man voted
the Democratic ticket he had sold him
self. If a white man voted with
the colored people it was another
thing. She presumed he knew what he was
about. She don't believe in white and col
ored people mixing. She would not have
anything to do with anybody who had a
whiter face than she had. The colored peo
ple had mighty few rights now. They might
have some if they stood together, but would
have none if they were divided. White folks
were no friends of the colored people. If
her husband voted the Democratic ticket,
she would leave him, and work for 25 cents a
day if she had no parents to go
to. She did not see how a
Republican could vote a. Democratic ticket,
and, as for people who were neither the one
thing nor the other, they were no good any
how. This decided opinion of half breeds,
feather heads, and other independents and
scratchers afforded great amusement.
Notice was given to-day that the foreign
affairs committee would take up the resolu
tion in relation to the conduct of Congress
man Hewitt, of New York, in the O'Donnell
affair next Thursday. A preliminary
inquiry will be made, in order
to determine whether it will be
worth while to undertake to ascertain whether
Mr. Hewitt did tender to Mr. West, the
British minister, an explanation in the nature
of an apology for the passage of the O'Don
nell resolution by the house of representa
tives. The evident difficulty that must be
met with in any attempt to define what
passed between Mr. West and the govern
ment represented by "hfui touching this mat
ter, in consequence of Mr. Hewitt's state
ment to him, has chilled the ardor of
members who were at first anxious
to probe the matter to the bot
tom. The first witness to be
examined is Congressman Brumm,*of Penn
sylvania, the gentleman by whom the reso
lution of inquiry was clumsily drawn. The
next will be the person who interviewed Mr.
West, for a newspaper. It is understood
tbet Mr. West communicated some facts in
reference to the matter which have not been
published and which the committee are anx
ious to get hold of. If Mr. West will con
sent to appear before the committee, they
believe these facts may possibly be uncov
Mr. Jno. H. Oberly telegraphed W. J. Mize
to-day to call a meeting of the Democratic State
Central committee at Peoria on March 6th,
for the purpose of deciding the time and
place for holding the state convention. The
principal subject to be considered will be the
advisability of having one or two conventions,
one preceding the national convention to
appoint delegates and the other subsequently
to nominate a state ticket. The hotel men,
as may be expected, in the three
cities likely to be chosen strongly
favor two conventions. The contest will
be between Chicago, Springfield and Peoria.
Mr. Springer and his clerk, Mr. Irwin, of
Pekin, are actively canvassing for Spring
field, while Worthing, Dowdall and Easton
are doing their best for Peoria. The proba
bilities are that the members of the commit
tee who can be controlled by the hotel influ
ence will be a unit in favor of two conven
tions, one to be had at Springfield and the
other at Peoria. To a looker on at this end
lt would seem to be a hotel campaign that
the Democrats have started out
there. One jocular member of
the Chicago delegation said to-day
that Carter Harrison wanted two conventions
for the reason that if he was not nominated
for the vice presidency at one he might se
cure the gubernatorial nomination at the
other. This remark moved another gentle
man present to say that Mr. Harrison would
arrive in Washington later in the week to
consult with Mr. Morrison on the tariff bill.
Both gentlemen it is well known are desirous
of higher political positions. Under existing
circumstances if one should be nominated
for the presidency and the other as
the head of the state'tlcket, the incongruous
spectacle would be. presented of two candi
dates from the same party in the same states
standing on two platforms diametrically op
posed to each other, so far as the tariff is
concerned. As the pressure of public opin
ion has compelled Mr. Morrison to modify
his views on this subject somewhat a corres
ponding concession from Mr. Harrison,
something less ultra than his Iroqouis club
speech, is expected.
Although but little has been said of late
regarding the Hennepin canal, its friends
are vigilant and hard at work. It is the
present intention to call a meeting of the
Representatives of the several states inter
ested for next Saturday, when the whole sub
ject will be thoroughly discussed. It is said
that the exhibit made on that oc
casion will be a gratfying one
to the friends of the measure.
One whole page of the register at Willard's
hotel is filled with the names of tne Chicago
delegates to secure the National convention,
who arrived to-day. They have received
nothing but the most flattering accounts
from the gentlemen who were already on the
ground, and thus encouraged set immediate
ly at work on the members of the committee
now in the city. The St. Louis people re
ceived fresh accessions to-day and from this
time forth the battle will be waged
in good earnest. The St.
Louis men are resorting to every
expedient to secure the prize. It is said to
night, among the other inducements they
are holding out to the southern members i
! a proposition to pay the fare of all delegates
from that section to and from the conven
tion. This is greatly in excess of the brib
ery held out by Cincinnatians at the recent
meeting of the Republican committee. They
agreed only to provide for the members of
the committee and for that purpose came
here with their pockets stuffed with passes
over half of the railways in the country.
Mike McDonald, in a burst of virtuous in
dignation, denounced the scheme on the part
of St. Louis, as an attempt to corrupt the
high minded gentlemen, who will compose
the convention, but added a few minutes
later that if there was any buying going
to be done, Chicago ought to know how
much St. Louis was offering.
The whisky men have a compromise
bonded period extension bill in the ways and
means committee, of the passage of which
they have great hopes. The measure that
will de reported to the house will probably
provide for an extension for one year, the
distillers to be charged 4% per cent, on the
amount of the tax due. The purpose to
obtain in this way enough money to pay
interest on an amount of the miblic debt
equal to the tax, the distillers to receive no
credit for leakage during the extended period.
The bill will probably be reported to-morrow
or Wednesday.
[Western Associated Press.]
Washington', Feb. IS.—It is learned at
the state department that Minister Sargeant
has no positive information on the subject of
tiie return by Bismarck of the resolution
pissed by the house of representatives, con
cerning the death of Herr Lasker. He
believes the resolution has been returned.
It has not been returned through him and
there is no official information concerning it.
Herr Von Eisendecker, the German minister,
has not receiyed any information on the sub
ject and as yet has not any intimation that
the resolution was on the way to him. He
s iid, if such was the case, he thought the
communication transmitting it would con
vince everybody that the resolution was not
returned in the spirit of retaliation.
The court of claims has dismissed the in
surance cases, growing out of the Geneva
awards, for want of jurisdiction. The court
also decides that the term of an officer of the
army, while at study in the military academy,
must be considered as service in the army in
computing longevity pay. This is an "im
portant decision, as it affects all the officers
of the army.
The president received the following letter
from Gen. Sherman:
St. Louis, Feb. 9.—To His Excellency,
Chester A. Arthur, President of the United
States, Dear Sir: Permit me, with a soldier's
franknes, to thank you personally for the
handsome compliment bestowed in the gene
ral orders yesterday, which are reported in
the journals of the day. To me, it was a sur
drise, and a most agreeable one. I had sup
posed the actual date of my retirement would
form a short paragraph in the common series
of the special orders of the war department,
but as the honored executive of our country
has made it the occasion for his own hand to
pay a tribute of respect and
affection to an officer passing from the
active stage of life to one of ease and
rest, I can only say, I feel highly honored, and
congratulate myself In thus rounding out my
record of service in a manner most gratify
ing to my family and friends. Not only this,
but I feel sure when the orders of yesterday
are read on parade to the regiments" and gar
risons of the United States, many a young
hero will tighten his belt and resolve anew to
be brave and true to the starry banner, which
we, of our day, have carried safely through
one epoch of danger, but which may yet be
subjected to other trials, whieh will demand
similar sacrifices, equal in fidelity and cour
age, and a larger measure of intelligence.
Again thanking you for so marked a com
pliment, and reciprocating kind wishes for
the future, I am, with profound respect, your
friend and servant, W. T. Sherman,"
The secretary of war reports that immediate
appropriations are needed for the improve
ment of the following rivers and harbors:
Great Kanawha river, W. Va., $75,000; St.
Pass, Mississippi river, $60,000; Sabine Pass,
Texas, $100,000; Galveston harbor, $250,
000; Bay of Corpus Christi, Texas. $100,000;
water gauges in the Mississippi river, $2,500;
Arkansas river, $15,000; White river, Ark.,
$9,000; Mississippi river, between the Illi
nois and Ohio rivers, $200,000; Missouri
river, $270,000; upper Mississippi, $400,000;
improvement of the Wisconsin river, $25,
000; Tennessee river, $125,000; Ohio river,
$45,000; Monongehela river, $20,000 j Mus
kingum river, $20,000; Kentucky river,
$75,000; Michigan City harbor, $50,
000; Wabash river, $20^000; Ontonagon
harbor $12,000; Grand Marais, harbor $25,000;
Menomonee harbor, $10,000; Ahnapee har
bor, $12,000; Two Rivers, $4,000; Shebovgan,
harbor, $3,000; Port Washington harbor,
$7,000; Chicago harbor, $20,000; Hlinois
river, $36,000; Grand Haven harbor, $12,
000; Muskegon harbor. $5,000; Portage Lake
harbor, $25,000; Detroit river, $60,000;
Sand Beach harbor, $75,000; Cleveland
harbor, $50,000; Huron harbor, $5,000;
Fairport harbor, $5,000; Toledo harbor, $20,
000; Sandusky City harbor, $5,000; Astha
bula harbor, $13,500; Erie harbor, $20,000;
Oswego harbor, $30,000; Columbia and
Wllliamette rivers, Oregon, $103,500; Coos
Bay, Oregon, $15,000; Washington Territory
rivers, $8,000.
election bribery.
The petition presented to the house by
Eldridge, with the remark that if the charges
contained in it were true it would cost Repre
sentative Hatch, of Michigan, his seat, was
from A. C. Maxwell, the Democratic candi
date for congress in the Tenth Michigan dis
trict at the last election. In it he says a
large number of votes for Hatch, his suc
cessful opponent, were procured by fraud,
bribery and corruption, and $20,000 was
raised by the assessing of clerks and officers
holding positions under the government,
through the ageney of Jay Hubhell, and he
asserts for the purpose of bribery and the
corrupting of voters.
Emanuel G. Swanstrom, Minnesota, re
ceiver of public moneys, Duluth; Zachary T.
Benton, M. T., receiver of public moneys,
Helena; Wm. R. Wheaton, Colorado, register
of the land office, San Francisco.
The ways and means committee, to-day,
heard a number of the manufacturers of cot
ton goods, opposed to the Morrison tariff bill.
A Rhode Island manufacturer of ginghams
asked that the present duty be inereased
nearly 100 per cent.
Commander W. S. Schley is selected to
command the Greeley relief expedition.
The treasury has suspended the issue of $1
and $2 notes, pending an appropriation to
enable the printing of more.
Bills will be reported favorably for a public
building at La Crosse, Wis., and for a build
ing in Chicago for the use of the appraisers.
The committee on expenditures of the de
partment of justice to-day, determined to
begin on March 3- and continue from day to
day until completed, the examination into
the manner in which the star route procecu
tions had been and are being conducted, and
into the conduct, efficiency and good faith
of all the officials or persons in toe employ
or pay of the United States in connection
with these prosecutions. The committee
will also investigate whether or not the guil
ty parties have been duly prosecuted, about
ali the paaticipants in the trials on the part
of the government, or individuals, wiU be
called to give testimony at the investigation,
beginning with the appointment of Mac-
Veagh as attorney general and James as
postmaster general. The examination, it is
believed by the members of the committee
will continue two mouths.
The Manner in Which the Relief is Dis
Evansville, Ind., Feb. IS.—The govern
ment relief boat, Mattie Hays, which left
Louisville on Friday morning, arrived to-day,
and after a brief stay started back this even
ing. Officers described the situation at near
ly all points as most desperate. On the trip
6,000 needy ones were discovered, and30,000
rations were distributed. The condi
tion at Bridgeport, a few miles below New
Albany is pitiable, the entire town being sub
merged, and the people aU fled. Rosewood
is also under water and deserted. Much des
titution at West Point, and 6,000 rations were
left. Rockhaven is almost entirely swept
away. 2,500 rations were left at
Mauckport, which is complete
ly submerged, and much distress
was discovered. More than half of Amster
dam is under water. Leavenworth is com
pletely submerged, and many houses floated
away. Five hundred persons are in distress,
and 2,500 rations were left. Nine hundred
rations were left at Wolf Creek, and 600 at
Alton. One hundred destitute people were
found at Derby and supplied with rations.
At Rome the swell in front of the boats swept
three houses from their foundations. Much
suffering, and left three thousand rations.
One hundred families are in need of aid at
Stephensport and were supplied. Cloverport
was also supplied. Tobiasport, on the other
side of the river, is a total wreck, and the
people have all gone. Three-fourths of
Hawesville is under water, with 500 persons
in distrees who need supplies.
About the same number of suf
ferers are at Tell City. Maxville
is entirely swept away and most of the people
are now at Tell City. The situation at Grand
View is serious. Great suffering is reported
in the interior, and 8,000 rations were left
there and at Rockport for use in the county.
Enterprise is entirely submerged, and nearly
all the Inhabitants have gone to places of
safety. The wants of those remaining were
attended to. Rations for ninety people were
left at Grisman's Landing. At Shawneetown
at 6 p. m. the river was within six inches of
last year's highest point, and rising a fourth
of an inch an hour. It is now believed that
last year's flood will be exceeded there by
over a foot.
Cincinnati, Feb. 18.—The Red Cross has
established its headquarters here as a central
point for its work, under the supervision of
Miss Clara Barton, president of the National
association. One of the objects of this
organization, is to reach the sufferers with
help when the first emergency is passed and
they need such help as will best enable them
to help themselves. Every dollar spent will
be accounted for to the contributors. The
Chicago branch has sent $9,000, and St.
Louis, Rochester, New York city and other
places are sending liberally.
Erie, Pa., Feb. 18.—At Waterford, this
county, six children, the oldest twelve years
of age, arranged and rendered a musical en
tertainment, for the benefit of the Ohio flood
sufferers. Fifty-one dollars and twenty-five
cents was realized, and sent to the Red Cross
association at Cincinnati to-day.
On account of the abatement of the water,
the different railroads coming to Cincinnati
are resuming their usual business, and traffic
is resumed on all the lines.
At Louisville, Ky., the watvr is falling an
inch an hour, but they are having heavy
In Philadelphia the total collections for the
flood sufferers is $11,900.
Just above Memphis there has been a bad
break in the river, and a large amount of
water has inundated a valuable section of
country. It washed away the tracks of sev
eral railways, and travel has to be contrived
from points above by steamers.
At Louisville. Ky., the water is going
down an inch an hour, and as the water re
cedes the damage in part can be seen. The
front is worse than last year, as the water
was higher and continued longer. Some of
the streets have caved in. It is expected that
the wharves, as soon as they are seen, will
present a desolate appearance, as small
floods in the past have always damaged
Massachusetts legislature has introduced a
resolution appropriating $50,000 to the flood
sufferers, and the city of Boston has raised
$10,000 for the same purpose.
At Petersburg, Va., a committee has been
appointed to canvas the city by wards in aid
of the relief fund.
A number of buiidings, unoccupied, fell
in Cincinnati last night. The water has sap
ped the foundation.
Electric Elevated Railroad.
[.Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New York. Feb. 18.—Mr. J. H. Hannah,
of Chicago, explained to-day to the rapid
transit commissioners the plan of an elevated
railroad which, he said, the Chieago and
Cook County Passenger Railway company
were to put in operation in Chicago. The
road is to be of light construction with single
posts and rails only three feet apart, the
sides of the car extending out over them.
Electricity is to be the motive power.
TO theiPnblic!
We will furnish Material and Labor from this
date, as we are called on to do all repairs; and all
material we will put in at half the list cost, and
furnish a man and helper for $5.00 a day. Please
come and be treated right, no underhand work
with architects.
120 & 122 West Third St., St. Paul, Minn.
A Spring Pointer!
No. 1 goes to a tailor and has his Spring Suit or Overcoat "Made
to Order;" buys his Spring Hat at an exclusive Hat Store; pays for
entire outfit about $55. No. 2 goes to a reliable Clothing House,
selects his Suit or Overcoat, tries it on and purchases it; he also
buys a stylish Spring Hat at Clothing House; cost of entire outfit
about $28. No. 2's Suit or Overcoat is made from the identical
same goods as No. 1, and the general make-up aud fit is equally as
good. His garments look as stylish and wear as well as No. l's
aud he is $27 ahead by being sensible. Spring will soon be here,
why not be sensibleP
Oor. Third,and Robert Streets, St Paul.
NO. 50.
The three leading Pianos of the
148 & 160 East Third St.
L. H. SCOTT, .... Manager.
* AVJiJ. X . I Wednesday, 'i. p.m.
Presenting Edward Uarri?an's latest euccesa
With a Company of Comedians.
All the Original scenic effects. All the Origi
nal songs and music.
Prices— $1, 75c, 50c and 25c. Seats now on sale.
Incandescent light will be introduced for the
first time to-night, throughout the Opera house. I
FEB. 21, 22 & 23.
America's Accepted Commedian,
In his inimitable creation,
The Commercial Drummer, supported by his own
specially selected company. ' '
Special extra engagement ot
M'lle Albina De Mer,
In her owu creation of Dumas' "CAM1LLTB '
One performance only, Saturday Matinee, £"eb.23.
Sale of Seals commences Wedr<.»day, I eb. 20,
9 a, m. Prices $1, 75c, 50c and 25c,
The Great Spectacular Play,
A Tale of EitoHBit!
Amazonian march, The Demon's Glen, Incanta
tion Scene, the Golden Grotto, Glorious Trans,
formation Scene. Surpassing in splendor any
thing ever produced, Concluding with
{_ET"_.'amily Matince's Wednesday and Saturday.
Every lady visitor presented with an elegant
souvenir. _u _;;
Corner of Wabashaw and Fourth streets.
Over Express Office. 270
Office of the City Halt, >
aud Court House Commissiok, >
St. Paul, February 8,1884. )
The special commission appointed and acting
nndertheact of March 8th, 1881, being chapter
370 of Special Laws of 1881, and the act of Feb
ruary 26th, 1883, being chapter 102 of the Special
Laws of 1883, will be glad to receive from such
architects as may desire to submit them, plans
and estimates for the City Hall and County
Court House contemplated in said acts, on the
first day of May, 1884, at ten o'clock in the fore
noon, at the office of the County Auditor ot this
county,Jbut with the distinct understanding that
no compensation will be made for any such, plan
or estimate unless adopted.
By order of the Commission.
J. J. McCARDY, Secretary.

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