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DRY GOODS. THE OF THE GREAT $40,00(1 Assignment Sale OF THE H E. MAM STOCK OF DRY GOODS, 422 Waksliaw Street, j HAY, FEBRUARY 25! Will be a Gala Day for Bargains. A tremen dous cut will be made in the price of Grey Flannels. U Flannels. Blue Flannels. Check Flannels. Blact Flannels. Onera Flannels. White Flaunels. S. K. Wilson Checks. LA PORTE FLANNELS, CANTON FLANNELS, DRESS FLANNELS, EMBROIDERED FLANNELS. BEAVERS, U Cassimers, U Cassimers, GLOWS, LABIS CLOTHS, Hale & Frost's Repellants, Etc., Etc., At less than the same goods can be purchased by any dealer in the country. Every article in the house a specialty, and an undeniable bar gain. The people are realizing the fact that competition in prices is suicidal to those who undertake it. They are given the benefit of prices that could be given in no other way save through failure in business. The creditors are the sufferers, and the people are the gainers thereby. Every article has been marked at a price that will surely sell them. Ii Sis aid Fiie Dress Goods We show prices that have never been equaled in the history of the city. Come early and be convinced. t P. T. EAVANAaH, AUCTIONEER. Sunday BROTHERS' Great ClearingSale Still Greater Eeductions During this week, in Black and Colored Silks, Cloaks and Dolmans, Seal Sacpes and Dolmans, Fur Garments! SPJECIAL SALE! 20 pieces Black Satin Brocades, 22 inches wide, $1.50; worth $2.50. 50 pieces G. G. Silks of various manufactures, in excellent and warranted qualities, at the unusually low price of $1. OUR LIXEN AND DOMESTIC SALE offers additional attractions in TABLE DAMASKS, TOWELS, NAPKINS, TABLE COVERS! In connection with this sale we offer to-morrow 10 cases of Fruit of Loom and Lonsdale MUSLINS AT 6c PER YD. TH1 k MINNESOTA STREETS. CLOTHIEBS. 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 doll ar they leave with us. We sell a good JE AN PAN T for 75c; a good Working SHIRT for 50c; Sweet Orr's OVER ALLS tor 75c; a good common OVERALL for 50c, and will surely save you a days wages on one suit of clothes, Workingmen: Remember we guarantee to sell you goods at less prices than any store in Minnesota. COME AND SEE. BOSTONone mceCLOTHING HOUSE OLYMPIC THEATER, j Seventh, street, Near Jackson. ANOTHER GREAT ATTRACTION. MONDAY, FEB. 25,1884 SIX NIGHTS ONLY. EMMEBSON & WEST'S Star AfflanGB Specially ComD'y THE 3 RONALDO [BROTHERS. 3 In their unrivaled athletie feats, acknowledged by the press and public, the wonders of the age. The great character Comedians MESSRS. CAMPBELL and NIBBE, In their laughable act of the two Hebrews. The universal favorites, the great Breakneck Song and Dance Artists, and Ethiopian Come dians LEW | THE SUNLIN BROS. | CHARLES. The Refined Change Artiste and Vocalist MISS ALLIE JACKSON. The Musical Momus, MR. THOMAS WILSON, Who will perform solos on nine different instru ments. The Eccentric sketch artists, CAMPBELL AND MARR. The pleasing Contralto Vocalist, MISS EDITH MORGAN. And the great exponents of German Comedy, MESSRS. EMMERSON AND WEST. The above list forming the strongest aggrega tion of talent that have ever appeared in this theater. Family Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. ST. PAUL, MINN., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1884. SILKS A>*D FUR GARMENTS. Oor. Third and Robert Streets, St. Paul. Anal Mi II AND SitoFiiili Maspral, OP THE GERMAN SOCIETY, ATHENAEUM. Monday Evening, Feb. 25, '84. SEffiERT'S GRAffl ORCHESTRA. NOVELTY! ELEGANCE! SUPERIORITY! In Every Feature! Positively no admittance to the floor except to subscribers in full mask. Subscription lists now open with Messrs. P. Thauwald, Paul Faber, Frank Werner, J. C. Kahlert, P. J. Giesen, Platte «fc Stein, Walter & Dreher, Mrs. Herwegen, and with soliciting committee. TICKETS—for gentlemen, SI; ladies, 50 cents. Tickets to gallery, 50 cents each. Reserved seats, 25 cents extra, on sale at J. ZahonjTs music store and at the door. 52-56 GraiMasperaieBall GIVEN BY THE FIRST REGIMENTAL BAD, AT TURNER HALL, ox MoMuf Efeii, Fell. 25. Tickets admitting lady and gentleman, $1.00. 1 All are invited. 55-5S MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. The Best, Largest & Most Varied Stock of PUrSHB i AND Musical Merchant, IN THE NORTHWEST. We guarantee lower price*, easier terms and better goods than any small dealer can possibly ! offer. TRY LS. MMOWARD 148 & 150 East Third St. __ AMUSEMENTS. Grand Opera House! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. A Season of 3 Nights, Commencing Monday, February 25th, Wednesday Matinee, 2 P. JI. Will be signalized by the appearance of the World-Renowned Artist, FRANK ■■ A %f M I FRANK 1 KAN K B3 II V fll i i'RANK Hi'.VK IWlU i FRANK FKANK llin | \M j FRANK SUPERIOR DRAMATIC^COMPANY! In the Idylif Romance, are! bnUblvEt 1 lff% (I HE evehgreei* play:) Presented with Special New' Scenery under the management of MR. SHERIDAN COKBYN. Beats now on sale. Prices, $1, ~r>c, 50c and 25c. Grand Opera House! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. 3 Stglits & Saturday Matiuee! COMMENCING Thursday, February 28. hemiMFTaders AND THE Kate Claxton Company IN THE SEA OP ICE! A car load of scenery and mechanical effects. Prices Si, 75c, 50c, and 25c. Sale of seats com mences Wednesday, 9 a. m. COSTUMES. Theatrical H Map* EMPORIUM, 10 West Third street, St. Paul. I respectfnlly invite the attention of ladies and gentlemen to my large, most complete and ele gant stock of new Masquerade Costumes, for halls, parties, theatrical performances, old folks' concerts, tableau?, <fcc. Masks at wholesale. Country parties, send for list and prices. P. J. GIESKN. HEZEKIAH HALL, (Twelve years established in Saint Paul as) BEAL ESTATE AND MONEY BROKER, Corner Third and Robert streets, in the Savings Bank block, ST. PAUL, MINN. N. B.—Special attention given to property and interests of non-resident clients. Investments guaranteed to nut 7 per cent. Capitalists will do weil to correspond. 364 BRISBIN & FARWELL, LAW OFFICE. BOOM G, Comer of Wabashaw and Fourth streets. Over Express Office. 270 MAYOR OF MINNEAPOLIS. A CARD TO THE PUBLIC. Mayor Ames Announces Himself an Inde pendent Candidate, [Minneapolis News Letter.] Since my return from Cbicago I find that several jobs of considerable magnitude have been put up to down me in the approaching caueuses and convention. The boss Repub licans have been trying to make combina tions with ambitious and sore-head Demo crats upon false representations, and, appar ently, the time has arrived for a movement to the front. I therefore announce myself as an independent candidate for re-election to the office of mayor, and I pledge myself to remain such until the polls close on election day. Not being prepared by natural endow ment or education in the art of packing cau cuses, sending out beer buyers, and employ ing strikers to distribute lies, I prefer to leave that field to others, and make my ap peal directly to the people. If the broad guage policy wbieh I have pursued for two years, and under which the city has pros pered, is what the voters want continued, they can so express themselves at the polls; if a narrow-guage plan is decided upon I am not the person to fill the bill, and will gladly retire. ' My record as a public servant is an open hook, and I in vite fair investigation and the closest scrutiny and criticisms. If any one can find a dishonest act in my official record, or any combination with cliques or men to wrong the city,.I will resign at once. Other wise I shall ask for an endorsement or re pudiation of my official stewardship at the hands of the people of Minneapolis. I do not claim to have a policy that fits every body's idea; but I have always tried, as an executive, to give every sect and class of citizens all the personal liberties consistent with their early education, habits and belief, and not inconsistent with good order and the rights of others. Confusion which was playing to an aver age of $1,200 at the Fifth Avenue theatre, New York, doing an average of $500 at the Comedy theatre, and the receipts of the Princess Ida at the Fifth Avenue have not equalled those of Confusion there so far. (KlnbE. BULLS AND BEARS. Both Hail Their Victories—A Drop in Grain and an Upturn in Hog Products. Wheat Declinetl to a Close of 98c on 'Change, With No Bright Pros pects for a Rise. Pork Active on Local Speculative Account — Cattle in Better Demand and Prices a Shade Higher. Wall Street Market Inactive, Fears of a Railroad War Being the De pressing Cause. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 23.—Grain gradually dropped to-day while hog proeucts had quite an up turn. Before the hour for commenc ing business ou 'change there was a very prominent bull feeling. It was largely due to some dispatches from different points ou the* Illinois Central railroad, in the southern part of the state, which reported the ground bare aud thoroughly frozen. These dispatch- ea were accompanied with buying orders which advanced prices "£c over the opening which was V over the closes of Thursday. This gain was soon lost however by a gener al onslaught by the bears and the closing of a lot of trades stopped at 9%}S(a'.w. and the market finally closed on 'change at 97%(e£93 for May. On the curb there was but little disposition to trade aud May wheat was weak at 97%. Nat Jones, N. B. Ream, Charley Singer aud Jacob Cado hy are now reported short on an immense quantity of wheat, and they act as though they intended to hammer the market down to a point where they can safely cover, wheat appears to have but few friends. Miuor, Richards & Co. say: "We cannot see anything at present that is liable to put prices up much, only as the shorts may cover. It will, lu our opinion, take targe buying and by strong parties to turn the course of the market." Shepard A: Peacock say: "It seems now that we must get cither an actual demand for wheat or else must get reports of damage to winter wheat, before we eaa draw either support or outside orders enough to amount to anything." Crittenden a Harvey say: "There is nothing iu tM- situation to warrant antici pating mueh of a bulge right away outside of the large short interest and low prices pre vailing." Root Lindblow & Co. say: "The old bulls are tired and disgusted, aud we see no signs of any real bull movement, or any cause for it. In two months this May wheat will have to be paid for, aud half a cent storage after that." McCormick, Kennett &, Day say: "The crowd are all short, and low prices aud re ports of damage to winter wheat, which are sure to come next month, will cause a rush to cover and a sharp upturn. If you buy wheat at present prices It may go a cent or two lower, but you will have an opportunity to sell it at about $1.00 sure." A. M. Wright & Co. say: "The trading was largely between local operators, and al- ' though there is very little outside demand for auy purpose there are reasons for think ing that the large selling of the past few days has created a heavy short interest. This with the present unfavorable condition justifies the opinion that, inasmuch as prices have already receded 4%c from the point from which they turned down,the risk of sell ing short must be largely increased,and those who desire to do so will do well to consider the contingencies of <:a weather scare, and the temper of the bull crowd, who are ever on the watch to take advantage of any circumstance calculated to aid them in squeezing the shorts by manipulating prices for an upturn." Milmine, Bodman & Co. say: "The gen eral situation must change materially favor ing the bull side during the next month, else they will be sold out of existence. We think prudent holders had better be trimming their sails now with this end iu view. Every day now is just so much nearer the crop, a fac1 that should be kept steadily in view. The bear feeling is increasing rapidly now and we are nearly converted." Corn was moderately active, but the de mand was chiefly to cover shorts. Prices were irregular and business destitute of vim. Opened a shade higher, but receded %c, and after repeated fluctuations in which prices followed wheat up and down, closed at about the same as Thursday. It was said that both buying and selling orders came from New York, but the failure of the market to break was chiefly due to the support given by large holders, as the legitimate influences were not calculated to increase confidence In future values,the week's receipts being 591,500 bush els over the shipments, and larger than for the same week in the four preceding years. Oats and rye were both dull and prices remain about as they closed on Thursday. May oats, 36%c; rye, 62^c. Pork was active on local speculative ac count, but values very irregular. It opened firm and 20@25c higher, the advance being engineered by a combination of large opera tors, a majority of whom are packers, their object being to squeeze the shorts and make them settle, and at the same time enable them to sell lines to outsiders, in both of which they were successful, as the shorts seeing their position bought in at once, while the tellers thinking another up raid was contemplated took the bait freely. Sell er option fot May delivery opened at $18.45 (218.50, but under large offerings declined to $18.25, when the bulls rallied it to $18.50. It closed at $18.37K@18-40. Lard was without new features of a legiti mate character and business was confined to local scalpers. It opened 10c higher in sym pathy with pork. The market opened at $10.00 for May, declined to $9.87>£ and closed at $9.90(39.92*4. The receipts of cattle at the stock yards to day were about the same as last Saturday, but for the week ending to-night about 3,000 less than last week. Under light receipts and an improved demandthere was an active market, at a shade stronger prices than yes terday. The market closing 15@25c higher than the first days of the week, yet only a shade stronger than last Saturday. About everything salable in the shipping and dressed beef line was disposed of at an early hour. The stocker and feeder trade was dull, with but few buyers, and a rather inferior lot of stock to select from. Hogs came in 5,000 stronger, though about 3,000 less than last Saturday, hut for the week about 2,000 ahead of last week. There was considerable activity for Saturday, and the common light sorts that have been so dif ficult to dispose of for the past two or three days were in more active demand, two or three fresh buyers making their appearance on the market. For light there was little or no change in prices. Common and rouhg packing grades underwent no particular change. In fact, outside of one or two lots of fancy Philadelphias, which sold higher, there was little or no change. About the only improvements were a more active demand and a chance that the pens would be about cleared for the first time Uiis week. The receipts of sheep were only 900 or 1,000, somewhat below last Saturday, but for the week ending to-night about 4,000 more than last week. The market was quiet, owing to the small numbers on sale with prices about the same as Thursday, the week closing on a steady market and a shade firmer prices as against a week ago. We quote, Common, $3.50<tt3.75; medium $4.00 @4.50; good, $4.75(a5: choice, $5.25(<£5.50; and extras, $5.75<a6; lambs, ?G<36.10. Howard. White <S* Co., of the DiuUj Com mercial Bulletin, review the forenoon market as follows: Speculative trading exhibited considerable activity in the market for hog products during the week just closed, and the feeling was nervous and I unsettled throughout. During the early part the undertone of the market indicated a weaker feeling, due in a measure to a de cline in the prices of bogs, and more inclina tion on the part of speculators to sell for future delivery. When the decline set in margins were called with considerable freedom, which added to the depression in a general way, particularly by the offerings on behalf of wit" side parties, and assisted to some extent in reducing prices. The demand was not par ticularly urgent, and the bulk of the trading was credited to local operators, outside par ties bciug less anxious to follow the market either way at present prices. This caused a material reduction in the prices for all the leading articles. Toward the close quite a sharp reaction set in, ami prices rallied again partially, and finally closed with considerable strength. Trading centered largely in contracts for May and June delivery, and operators ap peared to be transferring their contracts ahead as much as possible. The inquiry for shipment was moderate with tradiug chiefly in a quiet way, and orders in most instances for small quantities to "bridge over*'and supply immediate wants. The recent ad vance, and the approach of the Lenten season make merchants iu distributing and con suming markets, cautious and careful in their trading, and they are not muuh inclined to replenish their stock at present. The stocks on hand are not very large for the season and were gradually decreasing. The re ceipts of the product from the iuterior were very large and the shipments were light for the season of the year. The export move ment is comparatively small aud shows a gradual reduction as compared with the re turns of the past winter packing season to date. It is calculated here that the liual re turns of the packing of the west, will show a decrease of 690,000 to 700,0W hogs, ami should the average weight exhibit a decrease of ten pounds per head, the aggregate decrease would be equal to :100,UU0 hogs additional. The average weight here will be very light and the returns for the winter season will probably not show mueh excess over the average weight for the past summer—some thing very unusual. The average yield of lard, ton, will no I doubt exhibit a decrease. Some calculations arc made that tin- receipts of \i"<j> will be larger during the summer months, I>nt that to.considerable of a conundrum at present. The foreign demand for hog products was comparatively lighter during tbe week just closed. There was a lit'le in quiry for lard for the English markets, and a few round lots were purchased. Bacon was little sought for. and only a few small orders were provided for. Stocks abroad are notv«y large, but are suilickni to meet present wants, especially as the leuten season Is near. Prices in Liverpool have been on a declining scale, and are about 2s lower on lard aud l@2s lower on bacon then reported one week ago. Continental markets are also easier. The exports continue moderate, ami a good por tion forwarded are In tirst hands The do mestic demand for hot; products m fair.hut a good portion of the trading was in a quiet way. Prices were a little mure favorable to buyers, but this did not stimulate business to any extent. Trade with the south was somewhat restricted, owing to the high waters prevailing in the Ohio valley, and consider able product Las been delayed here awaiting shipment. The movement to the south has been somewhat enlarged within the past two or three days. Orders from the Paeitie coast markets were fair for special articles. Trade with the Canadian markets was rather higher. Orders from the eastern markets showed a little improvement but the inquiry was mainly for pickled meats. Con siderable produce has been disposed of at in terior points to be distributed within the next thirty days. Chicago Financial. [Special Telegram to the ('lobe.J Chicago, Feb. 2:'.—Banks were fairly called on to-day for loanable funds, which the principle institutions report iu sufficient supply for all legitimate requirements. Call loans of a desir able character are made at S'j'isO per cent, with time favor going at (i'/j^tM per cent. Eastern exchange is lirmer than during tbe early part of the week, and becanse of the scarcity of offer ings sold at 50c premium per $1,000. Foreign was also firmer to-day CO day doenmentery sterling selling at $4.85. The bank clearings for the week (with one holiday) foot up a total of $35, 675,657.72, being about $1,160,000 less than for the corresponding week last year. Henry Clews & Co., wired Schwartz & Du pee as follows: "Prices at the opening of the exchange this morning were fractionally lower than the closing ones of yesterday, but soon therearter Reading was stimulated by a vaccinating process for the purpose of in occulating the general market, but it did not take to that, so on Monday it will most probably be tried over again on some other more sympathic body. The business of the day was excessively dull, and doubtless ma terially dwarfed by a special ov?r our special wire fiom Chicago, which stated that the Tri bune, of that city, editorially sets forth that the west was on the eve of the great est railroad war ever known. Another damaging rumor was that a million of gold was packed for export. Ad vancing the market on top of the recent im portant rise, will require, we fear, the lead ers to often moisten their hands to enable a new and firmer hold to be taken in order to sustain an additional upward movement. For the present prices should be regarded as sufficiently high to justify realizing profits whenever they crop out. NEW [YORK. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | New York, Feb. 23.—The coal stocks mo nopolized the attention of operators to-day and, Reading was particularly active with a brisk demand for it from the moment the exchange opened, next in point of interest came the West Shore bonds; they were wanted and improved in prices. The grangers, Vanderbilt and some of Mr. Gould's favorites cut no figure Whatever in to-day's business. Alton was up to 130, Oregon railway fell back some 4 per cent from Thursday's figures. The market was inactive a good part of the time. There was but a single quotation in Pullman Palace and and none in several of the light weights. The bank statement showed a loss in re serve of $249,450. There was no change during the afternoon worth mention. Read ing continued the leader up to the finish, with Delaware & Lackawanna following, the NO. 55. balance being almost entirely neglected. The bears who are short of the grangers, di.i their best to depress them, but with pool success. Instead of $200,000 gold beine shipped on Wednesday, it turns out thatonly a trifle over 1500,000 left this country during the entire week. The first quotations on Delaware Jc Hudson are ex-dividend of Y'i per cent. This stock is favorably mention- J for an advance. Mr. Gould is reported a* bullish on Northern Pacific. Early in the day the St. Paul crowd advis ed the purchase of their stock for ninety seven and said that next week, when St. Paul sells at 100 and Omaha at par it will be: time enough to stop and take a look at tin situation. Othors predicted a sbsxp rise In Delaware A: Hudsou. Oregon Transconti nental was also pointed out as a good thint; for a turn. Cleveland advices staled that it is gener ally conceded there that the Cleveland C<> lunbus, Cincinnati & Iudianapolis dividend i will be C per cent. cash. The Chicago, Bur- BagtOD (ft yuiuey declared a dividend OB*9 percent., payable March IS. The books Close February -Jo and open March 10. Tin only thing now reported to be. against the market is the fear of a Rock Islaud and Northwestern fight A repetition of this week's market is expected now, and the mar ket is considered a purchase on any further decline. KEIFER-BOYNTON. A Cousin of Pnsidcnt ('uriield Ex amined in This Cast'. He Acknowledges That He Hud Several Conversations Lately With Keifer's Friends. Washington*, Feb. 23.—Tbe Keifer-Boyn* ton investigating committee resumed it.-- i sion this inoruiug. Chas. S. Oilfield, cattle dealer, Clevelaml, Ohio, cousin of President Garfield, ni the tirst witness. He had known Boynton about a year and a half, and Keifer about the same length of time. Wll at Washington the latter part of February, 1<S:'. Was present at a convention which took place somewhere about the 1st of March, between Boynton, J. W. Elder, and he thought somebody else. He hemd most of the conversation. It was in regard to some claim whtefa Elder bad and whteh be wished to speak to Boynton about. Boynton'a reply in substance, was be could do DOthing wilh it. He said he hail a claim him self, and that if Keifer would not take hold A that, he would not take hold Of the smaller biH that Elder had. He said it was the McGarrahan bill, ami any one who would not take hold of that bill would not take hold >f a bill Of |5,QO0 or 16,000. lb' said be bud been to see (Mineral Keifer about it, and be Hon Id do nothing with it. He said that the • |K-aker would leave the chair without either friends or money. He said lIcGaiTaban-a ijill was a huge one, and any one who would >e of assistance would get pay fur it. That mis the .substance of the COBversation which look place in the west hall of the bouse of representatives. He could not lix the • lav of the conversation. It was abOUttbe middle of the week before congress ad journed. Ou eross-cxuiniuutlon by the committee tie- witness stated he did not .understand Boynton to say he liad made representations to Keifer thai there was money in the bUD tot any one who Would take it up. Could no* say whether Buvnu<i> said he hud a claim 01 not. On cross -examination by Boynton, wi tries? admitted he bad but a aught acquaintance with Boynton. He was here at one time to tr\ and get a government position aud culled on Boynton for assistance. The latter did not promise to assist Mm, aud in fact uevr did since that time. Ills relations with Boynton wen- confined to bidding each K good-day when they met on the street. might have been in Boynton's once after he called to ask his assistance. It seemed § to witness that Boynton should thus ex himsclf to a practical stranger, and be ght that Boynton was mad about some thing, or he would not have don- it. Wit ness did uot know of his own knowledge that this Eider took a prominent part in the Kellogg-SpoiTord contested election Investi gation. He had nerer mentioned this con versation to Keifer. He first made it known yesterdav to the counsel for General Keifer. By Chairman Hopkins—"When did you last see Elder:-' "This morning." • ■•Prior to that?" "Night before last." "Prior to that?" "We boarded at the same hotel until the 29th of May." '•Did you see him between the 29th of May and nisriit before last!' 1 "I did." "Whent- 1 "I think it was on Monday or Tuesday." "When-;" "At Cleveland." "Did you have 'any conversation with him about this matter:" ••This matter was mentioned then." By Adams—"Did be say whether anybody sent him to Cleveland to see you;" ••Witness, "No sir." Chairman —"Had you been subpoenaed prior to the arrival of Elder In Cleveland;" Witness —"I had not." Chairman —"Had you been notified befora thai that you would be wanted?-" Witness—"1 had." Chairman—"By whom?" Wttaa —"Bj Setter, 'jy telegraph." ••Did you come on from Cleveland to Washington with Elder:" •Yes sir." This closed the examination of the witness, and Coleman aefead forsul jpcenaa to be issued on J. W. Elder. W. *i5. Moore, Buffalo; Henry Maddox, New York; A. J. Works, Washington; A. C. Smith, Washington; Thos. H. Gardner, Washington; and W. B. Green, Rockville. The testimony wliu b would be given by these witnesses ',vas of such a nature that the investigation ouglit not to be concluded on the part of Ke: f. r un til it could be placed before the COB ,iuiUee. If the committee would give hirn Of le week he pledged himself that no further contin uance would be asked for. Boynto n asked Keifer what he meant by stating in his speech that he (Boynton) had forged a letter, etc., but the committee decided the question involved a collateral matter whic h should not be gone into, and Wilson re in ax ked jocu larly: ''If we attempt to find out w' jet her the members lie a little on t!le K K ■». now and then, we would be interfering -vita our own prerogatives." Adjourned until next Satur j day. Preparing for tbe Convention. I Special Telegram to the Globe.-) CniCAGO, Feb. 23.—Delegates from thirteen states to the National Democratic convention, to be Jvdd here next July, have te'.egraphed to the Palmer house engaging rooms for that occasion. As the Palmer house Is widely known as the great Democratic he*adquart<rs of Chicago, the other hotels have not yet fared so well. They aay at the Palmer that they can take care Of three thousand of these political guests, so when that number has >ef n absorbed, the other houses will have a chance to fight for the remainder. P. ii. Palmer, of the Boston Globe, has secured a suite of rooms at the Tremout during the convention. Business Trouble**. St. Lons, Feb. 23.— John O. Sullivan, lumber merchant, bM assigned. Assets, 43<),V00- liabilities not known.