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CHICAGO TRIUMPHS. The Democratic National Con vention will Meet at Chi cago July 8. The Place Decided Upon on the Second Formal Ballot by a Vote of 21 to 17 , St. Louis Receiving the Latter Tote—The For mer City Got 15 Votes on the First Ballot. General Satisfaction Kxpressed by All at Both Time and I'laco. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Washington, Feb. 22.—Chicago secured the convention on the third ballot. Tbe first vote showed that the fight lay between Chi cago und St. Louis, the figures being 15 to 14 in favor of the farmer. Cincinnati re ceived 1, Louisville 3, and Saratoga S. Cin cinnati and Louisville wore lost to sight after this point. The second ballot gave Saratoga 2 votes, Chicago 19, and St. Louis 17. The third ballot resulted in a majority for Chicago of 21 to 17, that city receiving tbe two votes cast for Saratoga on the second ballot. The third ballot was as follows: For Chicago—Patterson of Colorado, Bar num of Connecticut, Grubb of Delaware, Call of Florida, Barnes of Georgia, Goudy of Illinois, Brown of Indiana, Ham of lowa, Hersey of Missouri, Maybury of Michigan, Kelly of Minnesota, Morton of Nebraska, Sulloway of New Hampshire, Cleve land of New Jersey, Hewitt of New York, Scott of Pennsylvania, Barnaby, of Rhode Island, Dawson, of South Carolina, Smalley, of Vermont, Barbour, of Virginia, and Alias, of Mississippi.—2l. For St. Louis—Lawler, of Alohaina, Sump t r, of Arkansas, Farley, of California, Blair, of Kansas, Mcilenry of Kentucky, Blanch ard, of Louisiana, Wilson, of Maine, Prince, of Massachusetts, Harrison, of Mississippi, Prather, of Missouri, Fair, of Nevada, Ran som, of North Carolina, Armstrong, of Ohio, Slater, of Oregon. Lanney, of Tennessee, Stockdale, of Texas, and Campbell, of West Virginia.—l 7. The friends ofMeDonaid voted for Chicago, while Payne's immediate representatives aud most of Morrison's southern friends voted lor St. Louis. In addition to the McDonald vote Chicago got the votes of several eastern delegates who favor Bayard, Randall, Flower and others. On the lirst ballot Kelly, of Minnesota, voted for Louisville on an under standing with McHenry of Kentucky that he would change his vote to Chicago. Mr. McHenry seems to have misunderstood the arrangement for on the third ballot he voted for St. Louis. By this arrangement the friends of St. Louis made the vote for Chicago on the first ballot one less than it otherwise would have been. The time was determined before tbe place select ed but afterward changed. St. Louis wautcd May and Chicago wanted the last of July or the first of August. The Bth of July was about to be agreed on by the Chicago men when Mr. Brown, of Indiana, who fa vored Chicago, suggested June 24 as a com promise date, and it was agreed upon, but after the place was decided upon the date was changed to July 8. Chicago being the place the heat was no terror, and there was a general desire that congress should adjourn before the convention, so that there can be no action of congress in conflict with the platform. It is believed that by July 8 congress will either have ad journed or it will be near enough its end to obviate danger. It is believed in some quar ters that May 20 would be about the time Morrison's tariff bill would have passed and that it was desired to hold the convention when it would be likely to be influenced by the passage of this bill, assuming that it will pass the house. A COMMITTEE TO ASSIST. A sub-committee of five,of which Mr. Barn um is chairman, will be appointed to meet in Chicago, July 7, to assist the local com mittee in arranging the matters of detail. They will have their headquarters at the the Palmer house. The committee will prob ably be appointed to-morrow. tiie all-absorbing event [From Another Correspondent.] Washington, Feb. 22.—J0. Jefferson's famous expression in Rip Van Winkle: "So soon are we forgot," had an apt illustration here to-day, the fact that it was the birthday of the man who chopped the cherry tree being swallowed up in the more modern event, namely, the meeting of the Democratic na tional committee to select the time and place for naming the next president of the United States. The committee met at the Arlington hotel at noon. "Wm. H. Shelly, of St. Paul, occupied the position of assistant sergeant-at-arms, and was stationed at the end of the long hallway to keep the crowd from congregating about the door of the committee room. This was a delicate and difficult task, as the newspaper men were as thick as flies, and very persistent. Chicago men, with their usual enterprise, rented the parlor across the hallway from the committee room, and as Shelly, like all sensible men, was in favor of Chicago, it must be conceded that about fifty or sixty escaped his mace and argus eye, and con gregated within ten feet of where the committee were deliberating. Every move of the committee was quickly reported across the hallway to the Chicago crowd who were thus enabled to carry on their cam paign all the afternoon. The first point was in the time of holding the convention. All the advocates of St. Louis favored an early convention on ac count of the hot weather and the Chicago men proposed a late day. Several dates were named and P. H. Kelly proposed the Bth of July. Early dates were voted down and June 24 agreed upon, but after the place had been selected this was reconsidered and Mr. Kelly's date finally chosen. Mr. Kelly also urged allow ing each territory to have two delegates, and after quite a vigorous contest this was car ried. I telegraphed last night that Chicago would have sixteen votes on the first ballot and twenty-two on the second. There were two formal ballots to-day and Chicago re ceived fifteen on the informal ballot and twenty-one on the second formal, so that mv figures were not far amiss. Kelly voted for Louisville on the informal ballot and then for Chicago the rest of the time. As you will hare a detailed vote through regular chan nels I do not repeat it. After Chicago was declared victor the Chi cago men gathered at their parlors at Wil lards' and celebrated, and St. Louis magnan imously united with them. It was a liquid love feast. An effort was made by J. Sterling Morton to inject the platform into the call, but this was voted down and the call will read the same as it did four years ago, except includ ing delegates from territories. Democrats here from aU parts of the country express great gratification to-night over the selection of the time and place. Mr. Kelly, took time by the forelock by no tifying Potter Palmer, who was present, that Dailp tbe Minnesota delegation wanted quarters re served at his tavern. Col. Vilas of Wiscon sin was one of the leading spirits and his re marks always commanded tbe closest atten tion. SENATOR SARIN'S INTEREST. It was not surprising that the chairman of the Republican national committee should feel some interest in the action of the Dem ocratic committee to-day and Senator Sabin's presence in the corridors of tbe Arlington this afternoon was very natural. He came in between the two formal ballots and com mended the policy of holding both conven tions in tbe same city. In response to a question of a Democratic delegate as to whom the Republicans would select be said the next Republican convention would be decidedly a people's convention and it will have no excuse if it does not name its own candidate as there is no evidence of tbe existence of any ring* or cliques, within tbe party to-day and as es pecial preferences except for a man of abili ty and clean record, who can be elected. I give you this pen picture of his because it approaches tbe sublime, but I will leave the readers of the Globe to guess, if they can, what Republican lie could have bad in mind. It was the most non-committal description on record because no member of that party fills tbe bill. [Western Associated Press.] Vv'ashinoton, Feb. 22.—The Democratic- National committee met shortly after noon to-day at the Arlington hotel. When the committee had been called to order by Chair man Barnum, a resolution, expressive of the regret felt by the committee at the death of Thus. O'Connor, of Tennessee, a member of the committee, was adopted. The following named gentlemen represent the different states: Alabama, n. C. Semple. Arkansas, John J. Dumpier. California, James T. Farley. Colorado, T. M. Patterson. Connecticut, Win. H. Barnum. Delaware, Ignatius C. Grubb. Florida, Senator Call. Georgia, George T. Barnes. Illinois, Wm. C. Goudy. Indiana, Austin H. Brown. lowa, M. M. Horn. Kansas, Chas. W. Blair. Kentucky, Henry D. Mcllenry. Louisiana, Representative Blanchard. Maine, Edmund Wilson. Maryland, Outerbridgc Horsey. Massachusetts, Frederick O. Prince. Michigan, Wm. C. Maybury. Minnesota, P. H. Kelly. Mississippi, Mr. Harris. Missouri, John G. Prather. Nebraska, J. Sterling Morton. Nevada, Senator Fair. New Hampshire, Alvord W. Sulloway. New Jersey, Orestes Cleveland. New York, Abram S. Hewitt. North Carolina, M. W. Ransom. Ohio, Wm. W. Armstrong. Oregon, Senator Plater. Pennsylvania, V. E. Peblet. Rhode Island, Mr. Barnesby. South Carolina, W. F. Dawson. Tennessee, Colonel Looney. Texas, Representative Reagan. Virginia, It. J. S. Barbour. Vermont, Bradley B- Smalley. West Virginia, Alex. Campbell. Wisconsin, Wm. F. Vilas. The meeting was conducted with closed doors. When the committee had been 'called to order, a proposition to admit to the convention delegates from the territories was considered and was resolved that each territory be advised to send two delegates to the convention, tbe question of admission to be determined by the convention. The question of a proper date for holding the convention was then taken up, and there was a wide diversity of opinion on the sub ject, members favoring dates from the latter part of May to August 5. By a vote of 21 to 17 the committee rejected the motion to hold the convention on May 21, and the proposi tion to select Tuesday, June 24, was agreed to by 23 to 15. The delegations were then heard in sup port of tbe claims of the various cities as to the place for holding the convention. F. X. Wood spoke for Baltimore, Judge Follett for Cincinnati, Carter Harrison for Chicago, A. S. Willis for Louisville, Senator Vest for St. Louis andlteprcsentative Adams for Saratoga. About two hours were occupied in hearing these gentlemen, and the first ballot was not taken until 4:30. It resulted as follows: Chicago 15, St. Louis 14, Sara toga 5, Louisville 3, Cincinnati 1, Baltimore 6. Louisville was withdrawn, and another ballot taken, with the following result: Chicago 19, St. Louis 17, Saratoga 2. The third ballot was taken immediately, and resulted in the selection of Chicago as the place for holding the convention, the vote being Chicago 21, St. Louisl7. The com mittee then reconsidered a vote by which June 24 was fixed as the time for holding the convention, and agreed upon July 8 next, instead. The following call was presented by the ex ecutive committee and agreed upon: The national Democratic committee having met in the city of Washington, on the 22d day of February, 1884, has appointed Tuesday, the Bth day of July, next, at noon, as the time, and chose the city of Chicago as the place for holding the national Democratic convention. Each state is entitled to a representa tion therein equal to double the num ber of senators and representatives in the con gress of the United States. Each organized ter ritory and the District of Columbiaare invited to send two delegates, subject to discussion by the convention as to their admission. All Democratic citizens of the United states ir respective of past political associations and differences, whatever, who can unite with us in our effort for a pure, economical and con stitutional government, are cordially invited to join in sending delegates to the conven tion. The call is signed by all the members of the national Democratic committee. On motion of McHenry, of Kentucky, it was re solved that the next meeting of the commit tee be held at the Palmer house, in Chicago, on July 7, next. The committee then ad journed. MORE INDIAN TROUBLES. Indians on the Canadian Pacific Seize Gov ernment Buildings and Capture Agents [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Winnipeg, Feb. 22.—A hand of free In dians from Crooked Lake reservation, north of Broadview station, on the Canadian Pacific west of here, attacked and overpowered a supply agent Tuesday and stole a lot of flour and bacon. The mounted police have been called and trouble is expected when they ar rive. News of further Indian troubles has been received^from Indian Head. The Indians of File Hills and Long Lake reserves seized the government buildings and stores and hold the instructors and agents prisoners. The mounted police have been ordered to both reserves. The Copiah Inquiry. New Orleans, Feb. 22.—1n the Copiah county (Mississippi) inquiry to-day, J. H. Thompson testified that 45 years ago efforts were made to run (Print) Matthew's father out of Copiah county on the charge of har boring a horse thief. He considered James Matthews one of the worst enemies of the people of the county, and stirred up strife between the white and colored people. The witness heard many rumors why Tom Wallace was killed, and one to the effect that he stole seed cotton and sold it to Ross Mat thews. A Funeral without the Body. Philadelphia, Feb. 22.—The body of Sea man Boyd, of the Jeannette, Was expected here to-day, and great crowds were gathered at the depot. Notwithstanding the absence of the body, the funeral services were held in the College Presbyterian, church, which was thronged with people. A funeral procession took place later. ST. PAUL, MIXX., SATURDAY MORXING, FEBRUARY 23, 1884. WASHINGTON. Some Interesting Speculations as to Sabin's Attitude Con gressionally. His Personal Preference for Fletcher, but He Doesn't Mean to Interfere. The Proteus Report Highly Recommends Lieut Colwell for the Greely Relief Expedition. Keifer on the Stand and Cross-Questioned by Boynton. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J Washington, Feb. 22.—The Keifer-Boyn ton investigation began to-day with the ex amination of the prosecuting witness. Mr. Keifer. He is represented by one of the shrewdest of Washington lawyers, and Gen. Boynton has made a mistake of undertaking the management of his own case. On the stand Mr. Keifer manifested a great deal of nervousness by a flushed face and uneasy movement of the hands, and by continually wriggling in a revolving chair. Gen. Boynton sat directly opposite, and being very deaf leaned forward with a hand to his ear and looked steadily at the witness, while Keifer averted his head and at no time looked Boynton steadily in the face. When the examiner-in-chief had ended, members of the committee asked a few ques tions, and Boynton cross-examinedat consid erable length. It was at this time that Keifer seemed to be the most uneasy, twisting his chair about, looking at the ceil ing and the pictures on the wall and at everybody but Boynton. At first his answers were given in the same gruff and bullying tone that became so familiar in his bearing toward the leaders of the minority during the exciting period of his term as speaker of the house, but when he found that Boynton's manner was courteous and re spectful, and he was not equal to his self assumed role of cross-examiner, Keifer be came more gracious and even familiar in his replies. Boynton showed a clear appreciation of the salient points in the printed speech and testimony of the witness, but not being a lawyer and too deaf to hear distinctly all that was said by the witness or members of the committee he had frequently to bring out points he wished to develop. His questions were argumentative and leading, and often such as would expose to a shrewd or corrupt witness the damaging effect of the probable answer and enable him to avoid entangle ment. Many of the questions were ruled out by the committee, although they evidently appreciated Boynton's difficult situation and were as lenient as they could properly be. Mr. Keifer positively reaffirmed the accouut he had given in relation to the alleged attempt of Boynton to bribe him, but could not name the time of day nor the particular day on which it occurred. His statement was corroborated in part by his word and former clerk. Gen. Boynton showed by cross»esamining Keifer that they had been intimaio friends; that Keifer fre quently visited hYs office to furnish him with information to support him for congress and for the speakership; that after the alleged at tempt to corrupt him he did not use his power of speaker to exclude Boynton from the privilege of the press gallery dor expose him to the house or In the news papers. He also sought to bring out the fact that it was improbable hat he would have at tempted to bribe Keifer to secure the passage of a private bill within the last four days of the session when it could not have been possible to get it through the senate, where the tariff bill aud six appropriation bills were yet to be passed. SARIN AND THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL. [From Another Correspondent.] There is a good deal of talk among Minne sotians in Washington relative to the con gressional nominee in the Fourth;district, on the Republican side. This talk is largely engendered by the supposed complications of Senator Sabin, who has been counted by the public, as favorable to Fletcher, but now finds two other personal friends in the field A good many efforts have been made to draw the) senator out, but he steadily declines to be interviewed on the subject. He says he does not propose to be interviewed until he gets ready. As he is generally quite free to talk with newspaper men, though not always telling them what they wish, his reticence now may be regarded as a little ominous, or words to that effect. As the senator's lips are clam-like for the present on this topic, your correspondent pumped an intimate and reliable friend of the senator, who, not hav ing quite as much political discretion as Mr. Sabin, was willing to talk. This friend says Sabin feels considerably embarrassed by having three such personal friends as Albert Scheffer, Fletcher, and our own Will Merriam in the field for the nomination. While not positively speaking by authority, this gentleman says he understands Mr. Sabin's position to be that, while feeling warm sentiments of friendship which even his bitterest opponents recognize as one of the peculiarities and strong traits of bis char acter, for all candidates in the field, that his (Sabin's) intimate, personal and political friends in Washington county are unalter ably in favor of Mr. Fletcher. They are also personal and political friends of that gentle man. This proxy spokesman further says that Mr. Sabin feels that with a resident senator from St. Paul and himself the next thing to a St. Paul man, having so many warm personal, political and business friends in that city, that Minneapolis is entitled to a representative in the national council, and of course with these feelings his natural in clination would be toward Mr. Fletcher's success. Another gentleman who is known to be in close relations to Mr. Sabin, tells the Globe that he has heard casual, and perhaps signifi cant remarks to the effect that he, (Sabin) does not feel called upon to attend ward cau cuses or conventions in the interest of any one, although he is not backward at all in enunciating the principle that he knows no dignity or nobility of position conferred by the suffrages of the people which would pre vent his serving his friends. He has suffi cient confidence in the ability of the people to make their own choice, and while he will freely express his personal preferences, he does not propose to place himself in a position where any fair-minded man can make any charge of dictation or bossism. Among the Minnesotians in Washington there are Ansel Oppenheim and wife, P. H. Kelly, Aid. Joseph Robert, Richards Gordon, Maurice Lyon and daughter, H. A. Castle and wife, Dr. Day, Nat Myrick, W. B. Jor dan and Capt. Blakeley. [Western Associated Press.] Washington, Feb. 22.—Morrison has of fered in the ways and means committee, a substitute for the bill under discussion in the committee on the extension of the bonded whisky period. The substitute provides that the bonded period shall be extended not ex- ceeding two years from the date the tax has or would have fallen due. It further provides, that such extension shall not be made in any case, unless in a new warehousing bond, in the penal sum of not less than the amount of the tax and with securities satisfactory to the collector of the district in which the warehouse is located shall be given, on the condition that the principal named in the bond shall pay the tax on spirits specified therein, and also the interest in such tax, at 43£ per cent, per annum for the time of extension, and within five years from the date of tbe original entry of such spirits for tbe deposit in the warehouse. When any distilled spirits upon which the time for payment of tax shall become ex tended, under the provision of the act, are reganged for withdrawal from the warehouse, the allowance for loss shall be no more than is now authorized for the warehousing per iod of three years, and the tax and interest on the tax as above named shall be collected also upon any excess of loss found upon such guage at the time of the wtthdrawal of such spirits. The committee will vote on Morrison's bill to-morrow. Representative Brumm's resolution which provides that the house shall instruct the foreign affairs committee to make inquiry as to whether any foreign minister accredited to the government of the United States has en deavored to nullify the effects of a unani mous resolution of this house by representa tions affecting the honor and integrity of its members, was adversely acted upon by the committee to-day, on the ground that no in formation bearing upou the subject could be obtained. THE MONUMENT SOCIETT. The annual meeting of the Washington Monument society was held to-day, at the residence of Gen. W. McKee Dunn, of this city. The board of officers for the past year were re-elected. A stone was accepted for insertion in the monument to represent Wy oming. It was directed that the thanks of the society be tendered, through the secre tary of state, to the king of Siam for a stone sent by him for the monument, and a com mtttee of five was appointed to consider the subject of providing for a proper celebration of the completion of the monument, which event is expected to take place early in December of the present year. At the close of the business session, the members society remained to meet at luncheon. A large number of distinguished guests were invited by General Dunn to honor the occasion, among whom were Chief Justice Waite and Justices Miller, Field, Harlcn, Matthews and Gray, of the United States supreme courts; Senators Edmunds, Pendleton, Voorhees, Morrill, Harrison, Miller, California; Ingalls, Plumb, Jones, Nevada; Brown and Wilson; Representatives RandaU, Kelly,, Browne, Indiana; Peetle, Dunn, Hill and Russell; Lieut.-Gen. Sheridan, ex-Secretary Blame; Generals Joseph Holt, Meigs and Hunter; Col. Casey; Judges Drake, Schofield, Rich ardson and Mac Arthur, and Commissioner Dudley. The report of the Proteus court of inquiry has been printed. Of Lieut. Colwell, who was with Garlington, and had been designat ed to take part in the Greely relief expedi tion now being fitted out, the report say 3 : "It is considered by the court extremely for tunate for the expeditionary force that the one officer sent with it, and who commanded was so ably aided and supported by the ser vices of Lieut. J. C. Colwell, of the United States navy, who volunteered for duty so much more severe and perilous than that to which he had regularly assigned on board a naval vessal, and who brought to the duty he assumed so much capacity, courage aud special knowledge. RED RIVER. FARMERS. A Movement Inaugurated to Establish an Elevator at Lake Superior —Eailroad Kates [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Moorhead, 22.—The Farmers' conven tion helds its closing session this morning. The attendance was not so large as yester day, hut there was no abatement of interest. The elevator matter was the first subject of discussion and the committee reported this resolution: Resolved, That in the opinion of this con vention the construction of an elevator by a joint stock company comprising farmers and business men of the Red river valley, at some point on Lake Superior as a depot for No. 1 hard wheat is desirable and practicable, and to that end it is hereby ordered that a committee of three be appoint ed with authority to examine into the matter of a site therefor;the amount of timber and the expenses necessary to be incurred in the construction and equipment of a 500,000 bushel elevator, and report to the several township organizations. The committee appointed consists of Lar ing, of Clay, Palmer, of Marshall, and Holmes, of Cass county. The following was also adopted: Resolved, That a committee, comprising and from each county represented, with in structions to procure and tabulate the tariff rate along the railroads, formulate the result thereof and send the same to the proper committees in congress, together with the resolutions of this convention asking congress for relief from the excessive rates now imposed by said railroads. This committee is consisted of W. J. Bod kin, of Clay; G. S. Palmer, of Marshall; L. R. Taylor, of Richland; Jas. Nolan, of Wilkin; James Holes, of Cass, and W. P.Collins, of Grand Forks. Messrs. A. M. Burdict and Lyman Loring, of Clay, and G. Mason, of Wilkin, were appointed a committee to make arrange ments for the convention to be heid at St. Paul, March 18,19 and 20. It was voted to extend an invitation to all farmers and others interested in north Dokota to attend the St. Paul convention. A large part of the session was taken up with an address by Mr. Potter, of Fargo, dis cussing the matter of excessive charge by railroads, the imposition of elevator monopo lies and the best modes of redress. He is an old newspaper man and his suggestions tions were very practicable and pertinent. After the usual votes of thanks for courte sies, the convention adjourned, the mem bers quite enthusiastic over the success of the meeting and the interest being devel oped in the subject. They believe that a movement has been inaugurated that wiU result in great good. Give Us Something: New. Fargo, D. T-, Feb. 22.—1t has been learned, in connection with the secession movement in Manitoba that there is a secret organizations in the states, scattered from the Atlantic c(aftst to the Rocky mountains, with which many Irish Americans are con nected. A secession convention will be held at Winnipeg, on March 5, and al ready many leaders in the movement from eastern states are arriving in this city and making it their headquarters. Two Catholic societies have already been formed, and at a meeting of one last night it leaked out a speech was made against the admission of any French descendants. By the time of the Manitoba convention important develop ments are expected. Obituary. London, Feb. 22. 22.—John Hullah, the Musician, is dead, aged 72 years. Boston, Feb. 22.—Oliver Edes, the origi nator of the vast industry of machine rivit making, of this country, died at his home In Plymouth, yesterday, of Bright's disease, aged 69. ffilnbE. GOSSIP FROM GATH. Some Observations by the Noted Cor respondent on Politics in Ohio. A Belief that Payne Would Beat Sherman- Gens. Rosecrans and Buell— Vie. Woodhull. [Special Telegram to the Globe,] Cincinnati, Feb. 22.—Gath writes to the Enquirer from Newark, Ohio: I have been in Ohio for a few days this week, at Gran ville, the seat of Dennison college, near New ark, which is as Republican as Newark is Democratic. The sentiment seems to be in favor of Blaine for president, and rather anti-Sherman. Nothing much is said against Sherman, but the efforts his friends made in Ohio four years ago to force a solid delega tion, on the plan of the "306" managers, or himself alone, provoked an opposition which to this day flatters itself on beating him in several localities. To have fought a very strong and national man, is glory enough for your rural politician; he celebrates him self thereabouts for the rest of his life. ''Don't you know about that" he says, pull ing his chair closer to you. "Why, you must hev herd about that} I'll hev to tell you abuut it. Yes, I'M THE MAN THAT BEAT SHERMAN in this district. I wa3 for Blaine." Far down the perspective of history you will find some grandson, to record it as follows, when he runs for congress: " The grandfather of the subject of our memoir, Jeroboam Skin flint, was a man of great local force and pub lic character. He had been omitted from the consideration due to his public talent by the Hon. John Sherman, who may be possibly recollected by our readers as once secretary of the treasury during the temperauce admin istration of a farmer president, Hayes. It was not in the nature of the grandfather of our illustrious subject to submit to a slight from power, and especially for such a paltry matter as the village postofflce. Regret ting the necessity imposed upon him he firmly advanced to the duty he considered was required in the emergency, and Secre tary Sherman never reached the goal of his ambition. Rumor says that in his dying mo ments he exclaimed, with every sign of a great opportunity thrown away: 'That man Skinflint has cheated the stone cutter out of nine letters that should have been carved on my tomb, 'president.' " Between John Sherman and Conkling and Logan there are no great differences of method. Party control is mercilessly at work. Sherman is probably the best politician of the domineering positive class in the whole country. His ambition has always been re spectable and firm. He never liked low serv itors. His agents he required to be men he could respect at least for their outward clean liness and sincerity of purpose. Conkling wants servants, Sherman wants citizens. He has never been a low tyrant with his friends and agents. He probably would neither give nor keep faith with a moderately unworthy advocate. His public intentions have been severe, straight forward and as human nature goes, masculine and not unpatriotic. If he became president the tone of public life might have hardened but would have been lowered. VICTORIA woonnuLT.. In the county of which Newark is the capital originated General Rosecrans and Victoria Woodhull. The latter was driven out to the scene of her youth a few years ago, when she came to the vicinity to lecture. She had at one time considerable influence over Commodore Vanderbilt and, it would seem, aimed at revolutionizing Plymouth church to take lofty views of love as tbe basis of the universe. But that was because of the man at the wheel. Ixion perspired but retreated into his conservatisms. What a theme this might make for a great romance some day? The woman, aware of what men are, saying, like Hester Prynne's elf child: "Preacher, will you come and stand here in the pillory to-morrow at noon, with mother and me." KOSECRAN3 AND BCEI.T. are two quaint specimens of military men. Buell came from freshet-haunted Marietta, where they say he has retired somewhere into the rural part of Kentucky and married and leads a rather hermit life. Better to be a manly kind of mystery than be tangled in the fringes of little events and toil almost posthumously, for newspaper recognition. Marius is only remembered in the ruins of Carthage. The Confederate books seem to speak admiringly of Buell's battle array at Shiloh. Rosecrans when he first emerged upon the world was recognized as having a Shaksperean name—the flute sounder in. "Hamlet." He showed the quality of imagi nation more than any western general ex cept Tecumseh Sherman. His greatest feat was in the Chiekamauga movement, yet it would appear that his executive fortitude for a moment failed there like Joe Hooker's at Chancellorsville. In that wavering minute George H. Thomas grew to his rock and his fame. Wherever I go in Ohio, I find people of both parties at sea on the presidency. I have heard Pavne mentioned by two wealthy gen tlemen cf Mansfi< 11 Mr. Bushnell and Mr. Smith, the former, I was told, probably the wealthiest citizen. He said Mr. Payne could beat John Sherman in Ohio. Sherman's fol lowing is not large but very respectable. A Sherman man with earnestness is generally a man of intellectual or business grasp. There seems to be no mutual admiration society in Sherman's following, but it is a kind of gray-eyed love. In some Democratic quarters I am surprised to find a real warm support for General Han cock. One 6uch supporter said to me: "The further we get away from Hancock the more we get into the land of has-beens and of me diocrities, who are being galvanized by their political heelers." I have not heard George Edmunds' name mentioned in Ohio any more than if he were Edward IV, or Edward the Confessor. He wants to take some hair oil it seems to me, and bring his hair out on the summit of his sconce, and vote for some of the big appro priations. The Wool Duty. [Washington Letter, 18th.] Governor Hoadly, of Ohio, appears to agree with Congressman Converse that the wool duty must be restored. His reasons are set forth in a letter received from him by Speaker Carlisle, in which the governor says: Some little time since Mr. Harpster, cham pion wool grower of Ohio, asked me to write you, urging a restoration of the former duty on wool, in accordance with the platform of the Ohio Democracy. I told him I thought he wonld find you held well defined views, pro and con, on this subject, which no letter from me could modify or promote. But as he pressed me, I cannot but think it well to advise you of the grounds upon which those of us in Ohio who desire tariff reform are able to sustain our approval of this part of our platform. The farmers and planters of our country pay increased prices, caused by tariff taxation on their utensils, their clothing, indeed, on every thing they consume or use, while the product of their labor is measured by Liverpool standards. It is obvious that this will con tinue in some degree as long as we have any tariff at all. The only recompense possible here at the north is found in the wool duty, and it is upon the ground of exception to the general rule that men like myself are unv.il ling altogether to give up the rice duty, the sugar duty or the wool duty, while those who produce rice, sugar and wool are taxed for the benefit of domestic manufacture of sugar pans, ploughs and other domestic products used by them. But it is an exception only, I admit, and not otherwise. In brief, it is but justice to our wool producers that the product of their labor and capital 9hould receive some reasonable compensation for the outlay they are compelled by law to make for the benefit of manufacturers of articles they consume. This, it is true, may be said of all producer-, but not all producers have, like wool grow ers, been invited by sixteen years of legisla tion to invest in their business. It is a sud den and rough disturbance of values, of a product into which they were invited by their country to invest, of which they have a right to complain. Tour statement of methods proper for such legislation— your own opposition to the shock or hastv disturbances or settled investments—encour age them to look to you for aid in their pres ent emergency. I respectfully ask for tbis large and intelligent class of our most use ful citizens the great aid which I know your high office and eminent talents can give them. If Speaker Carlisle remains of his present disposition, there seems to be no probality that his efforts and talents will be lent to the restoration of tbe wool duty. AN OFF-DAY'S MARKET. Quotations Made in Chicago by the Curb-stone Brokers. Weekly Review of Trade Generally in the Country. NEW YORK. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | New Tors, Feb. 22.—The movement of merchandise throughout the United States during the past week, as reported to Brad streets, has been moderate. The weather at the west and northwest has been of such a character as to curtail trading, and special dispatches from those regions point to a noteworthy decline as compared with the weeks immediately preceding. The roads have also been impassable in many localities, a fact which, besides interfering with country merchants, business has interrupted condi tions so that the average of the same is dis tinctly below that of recent weeks. Still the falling away noted is clearly of the nature of an interruption and in no wise due to de creased demands, which explanation like wise includes the regions which have suffer ed from floods through the Ohio valley and vicinity. The brcadstuffs market has shown a de cliue on wheat of %((C\%c per bu., and in corn from l#@3e per bushels. Exports have remained inactive and, as the visible supply has decreased again and receipts at the west have continued to maintain a low level, prices apparently refuse stimulous other than from abroad. The indications are that the Week's receipts of hogs will be a3 large as those of the corresponding period in the two years immediately preceding. Provisions at New York have taken their, cue from Chicago, and the break there during 1 the week was fully reflected here. Iron at New York holds its previously re ported firmness, and prices are unchanged. Ocean freights are dull and not materially changed. Petroleum is low for-both refined and crude. Trading has been quite slack. There has been a steady consumptive de mand for wood, and values have been weU maintained. The movement of dry poods from first hands has been light. Jobbers are getting moderate orders aud not doing as large a business as usual in February. Woolens are quiet, but most of the clothiers have placed good orders for heavy weights at prices a little off from last year. There were 218 failures in the United" States during the past week, which contained a holiday. The number was twenty-tive less than during the preceding week, and fourteen more than in the corresponding week of 1883, and eighty three more than the same week of 1882. About eighty-three per cent, were those of traders whose capital was less than $5,000, compared with the pre ceding week the Middle states had 40, a de crease of 17; the New England states 26, a decrease of 8; the Southern states 51, an in crease of 6; the Western states 82, a decrease of 5; the Pacific states and territories 19, a decrease of 2; Canada and the provinces 23, a decrease of 33. Among the failures reported were Mc- Ginnis Bros. <to Fearing, bankers and brok ers, New York city; United States Smelting company, Philadelphia; Geo. P. Curry, bank er and manufacturer, and Delane<fc Hickok, dry goods, Augusta, Georgia. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 22.—A little speculation was carried on to-day by small parties, who gathered at popular offices, and on the sunny side of the board of trade building. Sales of May wheat were made at 98%@99c, of May corn at 58%@58%c, and of May pork at §firstname.lastname@example.org. These prices are about %c higher on grains than the prices current last evening, and about 10c. higher on pork. About 10,000 head of hogs were received at the yards, the markat being fairly active,and quoted r>@10c higher. Light grades sold at $email@example.com for poor to choice, heavy mixed packing at $6.;">0(2>7.00, for common to fair, and heavy shipping at $firstname.lastname@example.org. In France yesterday were some heavy fail ures. Emile <fc Corduo, of Rochefort, ship pers, went under for 5,500,000 francs, and Radille, a banker, suspended with liabilities of 3,500,000 francs, chiefly peasants' earn ings. A stock broker, named Maynier, who was heavily involved, hanged himself. \ CLOTHIERS. We have more goods suited to the needs of the Workingmen than any house in Minnesota. We want all the Workingmen in St. Paul to trade with us, and can and will save them money on every dollar they leave with us. 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