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A BEARISH TENDENCY But an Expressed Belief That Bottom Prices are Not Far Off. Wheat Active, Irregular and Lower, Having Been Hammered Down l-4c by the "Big 4." Pork, After a Strong Opening, Fell to $18.12 1-2 on 'Change-Lard Weak In Sympathy. Free Selling in Wall Street-Futile Efforts by the Bears—A Bullish Outlook. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J Chicago, Feb. 25.—The bears have been In the ascendency all day, and are very happy. There were no sustaining influence from the outside and the feeling was one of weakness from the opening to the close, although prices did not show as much fluctu ation as the big operators would like to have seen. The tendency of the crowd is decid edly bearish, and as the market for wheat and corn decliues they become more so. The feeling is also extending into the provision market, and although it is not so visible as in grain, it is becoming more so among a certain class of operators who have lately been largely in the grain trade, but to-day changed their base and entered the provision pit as sellers, and succeeded in making a break of 27%c on pork, 15c on lard and 15c ou ribs. The "big four" hammered wheat all day, which secured a decline of %@%c at the close notwithstanding the fact that Ira Holmes and several other large shorts bought about 500,00 bushels on which they had a good profit. In corn it was the "big two"—Ream audjNat Jones that did the bulk of the tradiug. But they were unable to get the morket much below the first price, 58o, until after the call as there was about 2,000, 000 bushels of puts sold at 58c Saturday night. Cudahy and Stevers at one selling dispossd of 750,000 bushels, every bushel of which was put. Iu the afternoon wheat was active, irregular, weak and lower. Liverpool was quoted dull for prompt de livery, but firm for cargoes to arrive and the Mark Lane express reported a better tone. New York advices were unfavorable and other markets showed a downward tendency, and the general outlook at the opening was favorable to the bears who sold freely. There was also large realizing for the account of miscellaneous longs, whose margins were ex hausted, and a good many lots on which lim its had been placed were thrown over vfhen such figures were reached. This influences coupled with the persistent liammering by the bears broke prices lc per bushel,and dur ing the early part of the season there was no demand except to cover the shorts. The firm rates were at 97%@98c; from this it receded to 97c, and was very irregular. There was, however, an increased disposition to cover at about bottom prices, and when the longs were pretty well closed out, the of ferings materially lessened. The reported sales of 6,000 sacks of flour by a miller here, for the English markets, at an advance of 3d per barrel over the best from the same markets last week, accom panied by a statement from the mills that they were oversold 23,000 bags, and that they had filled an order for 125 barrels from New Orleans, being the first sent there In seven years, caused a stronger feel ing, and influenced by more libera buying prices rallied and closed on 'change at 97%@97%c. The fact that some of the sharpest bears covered their shorts and kept out of the market and that prices have now receded 5@5%c from the figures from where they turned down, in addition to the gradual increase in the purchases of flour for export, induces many to think that bottom prices are not far off, if they have not already been reached. Corn was active but weak and lower and the fluctuations were confined to a narrow range. The inspection showed 546 cars, 88 of contract. Trading was mostly on local account, but there were a number of outside' ' buying orders at 58c which with at large purchasing by parties who had bought puts, was the only sustaining feature on change, but on the call the weakness became greater on account of the break in wheat and provisions and at the close on the curb was %c below the last sales of Saturday. May opened at 58)^@58^e declined under free selling to 57%@58, rallied to 5S%e and closed on change at 58@ •gS-^c and on the curb at 57%. Pork opened strong on supposition that the bulls intended to take advantage of the higher receipts of hogs to bull the prices of the products and early sales were at $firstname.lastname@example.org for May, but the "big four" failed to put in an appearance in the provision pit and when the few anxious buyers who bought in an ticipation of a bulge were filled, prices start ed on the down grade, and although Armour's brokers caused a slight upward reaction by buying small parcels to check the decline, sellers were more numerous than buyers and at the close of 'change prices touched $18.25. After the call the free selling by disgusted longs who unloaded their early purchases broke prices to $1S.07% and closed on the curb at $18.12%. Lard was weak and closed 12% lower in sympathy with pork. Fowlers are largest holders and their brokers sell on every up ward reaction, their object being to unload, and the market closed at $9.77% for May, the lowest prices of the day. Short ribs were destitute of interest and closed at $9.45, showing a decline of 15c. The action of the market to-day plainly showed that the manipulators were working for a decline that will shake out weak holders and induce the bears to sell when they will be caught by an upturn. Crittenden & Harvey say: "Trading only moderate in volume and almost entirely local in character, can see nothing to en courage buying even at the decline. Prices are low, but that fact fails to bring out much support, and holders who have tried to check the current act discouraged and seemed dis posed to let things go, and have apparently sold out the majority of their early purchases, and will wait for the selling craze to subside. Short buying would of course advance prices some, but not permanently, and the situation seems to have reached a point where consumptive demand must prove the controlling factor. Corn averaged firmer than wheat and declined a few points mainly in sympathy. The situa tion is healthier and there is more reason to look for better prices permanently than in wheat, owing to the continued good demand, unfavorable crop condition and poor quality of arrivals. The market would do a great deal better should speculatiod increase in it. We note considerable good buying from day to day by the right parties, and believe it but a question of time when we shall Bee a marked improvement in prices. Provisions opened strong, with slow, specula tive trading and a downward tendency. The •pri»'*'i*al parties in interest seemed to he Daity neglecting the market for the porpose of cre ating a short selling, and the crowd, while disposed to sell, are rather cautious,and their selling seems to lack confidence. We do not think packers will let things go by default long and guess if a fair decline can be es tablished they could buy with profit and safety, although on the long futures we think advantage could be taken of the sharp buy ers and begin selling for the top." Milmine, Bodman & Co. say; "Our mar ket has declined more than ' others to-day. Some of the large and strong holders, seeing the fine crop prospects and absence of ex port demand, are excepting the situation and unloading just as fast as they can to advan tage. The export demand which it was ex pected by this time would be taking at least 2,000,000 bushels of wheat per week, has not improved and in fact seems to be less urgent than a fortnight since. With the coming crop there will be the opening up of the large supplies in the Baltic and Black sea ports for distribution to England and the continued and increasing crop of early harvesting countries is now on the way, so taken altogether the holders have but little encouragement for higher prices, and some of the most determined holders have aban doned the contest and accepted their losses, which in some cases are considerable. Of course in times like those when the selling becomes a mania the market is very liable to become oversold and from this cause there may, and most likely will, come re-actions, but we think they will likely only be tempo rary. The trading to-day has been liberal, but we think the larger portion of the sales have been long wheat. The whole thing now resolves itself into a bet on the weather for the next thirty days, and while the basis just now would seem to have gone in their favor, yet, after all something may occur to render their position most critical indeed. We would jjnot advise buying just yet, had rather wait until one can have something more re liable than weather to buy or sell on. Corn has shown more strength than wheat. Trad ing was large, especially when market struck 58c for May, as there seemed to be large orders limited at that figure. The wagon roads in Iowa and Nebraska are still in fine condition, enabling farmers to market their surplus freely, and we think our receipts are not likely to fall off much while this is the case. Prices may sell some lower but we still think favorably of coru, and when the roads west break up we think it will be time to take hold for an advance. The home con sumption demaud continues good and is lia ble to remain so." Shepard & Peacock say: "To-day's pro vision market was a weaker and lower one, though early prices were indicative of an other upturn, but which did not transpire. The general trading crowd are mixed on the situation and afraid to venture in until after the stocks are shown up. Vie anticipate a small showing of pork, in which event prices are apt to make a sharp spurt and drive a good many shorts to cover. The deal is a large one and confined to a few parties." Receipts of cattle to-day 6,800, an increase of 4,500 over Saturday. Shipping and dressed beef grades sold well at full prices. Stockers and feeders however, were slow as the stock offered was poor and held above the views of buyers. Butchers made moderate purchases but could not be induced to operate with anj degree of freedom. Receipts of hogs were 10,000, an increase of 5,300 over Saturday, and a decrease of 6,000 from last Monday. There was a fall ing off in that quality of the offerings, choice being scarce and it was estimated thrre were fully 8,000 stale pigs in the pens that would not average over 130 pounds and some of the best light have been held for over a week, the market opened irregular with an uneven range of prices; paekers were not buying as freely as formerly, and the market was dull and weak, with many left in the pens unsold. The receipts of sheep were 35,000. Good even fat and fine wooled stock sold fairly,but for common and medium a falling off in the demand was noted, and should the arrivals this week be as heavy as on the preceding one, a lower range of prices is predicted. We quote: Common,$email@example.com :fair,$4.00©4.25: medium, $firstname.lastname@example.org, and the best $5.00@ 5.80; lambs and fancy wethers $email@example.com. NEW YOKK. [Special Telegram to the Globe.J New York, Feb. 25.—The bears manifest ed a good deal of energy and confidence to day, the Twenty-third street party opening the ball by selling 20,000 Lackawanna from the opening down to 131^8- The room bears hammered the list freely, devoting much of their attention to St. Paul. Union Pacific was also looked after—some 3,000 shares being sold the first hour. The buying was scattering but the selling was by a well known clique of brokers, The Twenty-third street party continued their selling of Lacka wanna, but after the first two hours the rest of the market seemed decidedly steady, although very dull. During the third hour a further raid was made on Union Pacific. Outside of this stock the bears did not seem disposed to push their advantage further, either on account of ina bility or lack of confidence and from that time the market was quite dull but very steady in tone. The bears base much of their confidence, on gold shipments. The situation regarding the banks' condition is this: They hold in excess of reserve $51,000, 000; the largest amount the most sanguine bears think liable to be shipped is $25,000, 000 and on this basis the banks would still hold $25,000,000 more than they did last year at this time. Har vey Kennedy made another demand on Roek Island to see list of stockholders, and was refused. The matter will come up in court to-morrow. Lake Shore makes a very favorable statement for the quarter. Van. derbilt brokers were buyers of Reading. The situation of the stock market "is, a that large and powerful pool have gone i*Mfcbulling the dividend stocks with the det«^^nation and ability to advance them and hold them. They have a following of smaller manipulat ors who have formed small pools in differ ent specialties and a number of profes sional speculators who trade from hand to mouth. It is at present pure and simple manipulation. The dividend stocks were undoubtedly depressed with as flagrant manipulation, and it simply remains to be seen whether the public will come in and buy after they are satisfied that prices are to be maintained. Earnings of the North western for the third week in February in-, ereased $2,600; earnings of the San Francisco $18,600; earnings of the Northern Pacific $37,000. The earnings of the St. Paul for the third week decreased $27,600; Free selling of stocks characterized the early dealings. The grangers were raided, also the Delaware & Lackawanna. One firm sold some 50,000 shares from 132@130J£. Af ter these transactions it advanced a trifle and then fell below 130. The feature of the first hour was Pacific Mail. It rose 2 per cent, from the opening quotation. The div idend on it, its friends say, is assured. Tex as Pacific, on a report that there would be some favorable legislation regarding its land grant, was quite active, selling at 22. The market showed considerable life throughout the morning. The heavy sell- ST. PAUL, MIXN., TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 1884. ing caused a weak feeling for a time. The bears have done their utmost to check the upward movement in the coalers, but have not met with any great success. St. Paul yielded but a trifle, though the earn ings for the third week in February show a falling off of §23,000. Northwestern for the same time makes a small gain—$2,600. The transactions up to noon were over 225,000 shares in all stocks. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy fall off at the last to 125%. The coalers showed strength and the bears ap peared disappointed at their not yielding more to the attack made during the morning. Pacific mail closed buoyant and the balance were not at all feeble. The market opened this morning under a steady realizing fire all along the line and in the aggregate a very large quantity of the various active stocks changed hands. They were mainly shot out by the cliques to small operators, who arc likely to hold on to theni for about twenty-four hours and at the end of that time if the outlook to hold still longer is not encouraging, they will be likely to give way for others to take their places. A prom incut broker said: '*I am still of the opinion that profits should be realized on all fair rallies as it must be remembered that the advance from the price prevailing a few weeks since has been quite con siderable and sufficient to compensate those who were the fortunate buyers. The prospect of frequent gold ship ments hereafter, together with the threaten ed tariff changes by congress now in session are in themselves an unsettling tendency to the business community, and are adverse to an extreme movement on the bull side of the market at the present time." THE BKITISK GRAIN MARKET. London, Feb. 25.—The Mark Lane Express, in its weekly review of the British grain trade, says: Wheat shows signs of active growth. The consumption of breadstuffs continues small. Fine native wheat is scarce aud firm, but flour is dull. Foreign wheat is unimproved, with receipts smaller In cargo and off coast, there was rather more business, eight cargoes arrived, seven were sold and two withdrawn, one remained. For cargoes on the passage and for shipment there was little enquiry. The sales of English wheat for the week were 53,198 quarters at 36s lid a quarter, against 48,203 quarters at 41s 9d for the corresponding week last year. FIRE COMMISSIONERS. The St. Paul District Telegraph Fire Alarm System. The Sixth Ward Water Problem—The Ash Barrel Incendiary. At the meeting of the board of fire com missioners last evening, all were present with the exception of Mr. Parker, and Presi dent Delano being in the chair. A communication was received from H. W. Foote, of the Chicago Fire Extinguishing company, asking for a recommendation for chemical No. 2, which the president was authorized to give. Manager Leveridge, of the St.Paul District Telegraph company, asking the privilege of having a district telephone wire from its central office to central fire hall, so that he could communicate private fire signals on his lines to the fire department, without having them repeated through the telephone office, was present in person and explained his system, which is being rapidly adopted by our citizens. He puts two alarm boxes into a dwelling or store, one of which is a fire alarm to be used only in cases of such emergencies and for which $12 a year is charged, and one whereon the police, a doc tor carriage, etc., can be called, which' is put in free. The commissioners discussed the matter at length in reference to the mixing up of the department by wire and box alarms comiDg in together. The chief and fire alarm department were favorable to it if it could be done in a manner which would help the department in getting out to fires more speedily and withoutjinconveniencing them. Several plans were discussed for making the connection by a register which should state the alarm box where fire might be, the extra men needed to place this machine and the telephone in Superintendent Jenkins' fire alarm rooms, and thus relieve the chief cm duty from their care, so as to enable him *to run promptly to fires without having himself to sound the alarms to the different houses needed according to the locality, when on motion Chief Black, Supt.'Jenkins and Man ager Leveridge were appointed a commitee to perfect a plan of connection that would be satisfactory to all of them. In this connec tion it was shown that our citizens are adopting the district telegraph system with great rapidity and especially on account of its fire alarm box The appointment of Martin Myler as pipe man on No. 3 by the chief in place of John J. Bell, resigned, was confirmed, and it was voted that the matter of other transfers made be adjourned to the next meeting. Superintendent Jenkins stated tuat be cause of the non-arrival of the circuit wheel, etc., he had not been able as yet to get in the fifteen new alarm boxes. A proposition made by him to run the numbers of the box es in numerical order in their location in the city was very favorably received. the matter of furnishing the Dayton bluff and Sixth ward engine houses with waterwas dismissed, and it was decided that both would have to be supplied with waters carts until spring, when other arrangements would be made. The feasibility of utilizing several springs on the b'uff back of Vest St. Paul, bringing down their water in pipes into cis terns located in the Sixth ward was thought to be a good enough idea to "book," and the president and chief were appointed a com mittee to examine into the matter. On motion it was voted that the council be asked for a' new second class stekmer to re place the Minnehaha, or for a spare engine in the departmant in case of the others need ing to be withdrawn for repairs, In this connection it was shown that the old Minne haha now in service for fifteen years was in such bad order that it was unsafe to run her, and that in her present condition her boiler was likely to "give down" at any moment, while she needed a new pump, boiler and wheels. The motion to the coun cil also included the rebuilding Qf this steamer. It was voted that the chief and president interview the superintendent of the water company in regard to the condition of the hydrants. The fact that three of these were found frozen up at Sunday's fire, one in front of the Central fire house yesterday and that no one knew in the department but half of the hydrants in the city were in this condition called for prompt action. The hydrant was shown to be of full as much im portance as the steamer and department, and some very sharp criticisms were made on the present management, who kept only one man to look after these fire plugs, made no report of their frozen condition to the department and seemed to be letting things run loose in this most important matter. The ash barrel and box deposits in yards, barns, cellars, halls in blocks, etc., came up for discussion, and it was determined that two-thirds of the fires in the city were caused by this species of culpable carelessness. It was stated that there was a city ordinance against such ash deposits, and it was deter mined to have the fire force out as fire war dens and report their findings of such deposits with a view of prosecuting all such offenders, be they high or low. Some start ling cases were cited in this connection, where ashes had been found in wooden and even paper boxes in offices and halls of blocks, and in one instance where the deni zens of a large block on Third street were depositing their ashes in a row of nail kegs in a hall of the building, quite a number of which kegs showed marks of fire. CONGRESSIONAL. The Senate at Last Worry Through the National Bank Circula tion BUI. The Interstate Commerce Bill Brings up Some Pretty Strong Language. Cox, of New York, Gives a Drive at Wise For His Speech on Saturday. Tltt- Senate. Washington, Feb. 25.—Senator Logan, from the committee on judiciary, reported two original resolutions, which were agreed to, relating to railroad lands. One calling out the secretary of the interior to inform the senate, whether any railroad companies mentioned in the act of May 7, 1879, had failed to comply with the requirements of said act, and when and in what they failed, and whether subsequently they complied, and, further, if the said companies had paid dividends, and to what amount, and whether steps, if any, had been taken to enforce the provisions of said acts. The second resolu tion called on the attorneys to furnish simi lar information. Senator Ransom offered a joint reso lution to appropriate $100,000 for the relief of the suITcrers by the recent great wind storm iu the southern States. He said over 500 people were killed, and many thousand? wounded and suffering. The result of the storm was awful. Senators Brown and Pugh supported the resolution. Senators Harrison and Morgan opposed the resolution on constitutional grounds, as neither had received a request from his state for government aid. Senator Garland thought the measure con stitutional. Senator Voorhees thought these sufferers should not be left entirely to private charity. The resolution was referred. I The senate resumed the consideration of the currency bill. Senator George spoke in opposition to it. Senator Vorhees offered a preamble and resolution, which was referred to the judici ary committee, instructing the committee to inquire concerning the leases of lands in the Indian territory for cattle grazing, how much money had been paid into the treasury for such leases, and whether the lesees had sur veyed the lauds, etc. At the conclusion of George's speech, a vote being taken on Vest's amendment, it was rejected; yeas 14, nays 35. The question recurring upon the bill, as modified by the amendment of Morrill, it was passed; yeas 43, nays 12. The bill, as passed, is as fol lows : Be it enacted, etc., that upon any deposit already or heretofore made of any United States bonds, bearing interest in the manner required by law, any national banking asso ciation making the same, shall be entitled to receive from the comptroller of the ourrency circulating notes, of different denominations, in blank, registered and countersigned as provided by law, and not exceeding in the whole amonnt the par value of the bonds de posited, provided that, at no time shall the total amount of such notes issued to any such association exceed the amount at such time actually paid in of its capital stock; and all laws, and parts of laws, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed. Sec. 2. That associations organized for the purpose of issuing notes, payable in gold, render the provisions of section 5,185 of the revised statutes oithe United States, upon the (\eposite of any Unit*, f States bonds bear ing interest, with the treasurer of the United States, shall be entitled to receive circulat ing notes to the amount, and in the manner prescribed in the act for other national bank ing associations. Sec. 3. That all laws and parts of laws of the United States, inconsistent with the pro visions of this act, shall be and the same are, hereby repealed. The presiding officer then laid before the senate a bill to authorize the construction of additional steel vessels for the navy. After an executive session, the senate adjourned. - TJie House of Representatives. Washington, Feb. 25.—Mr. Ellis, rising to a question of privilege, sent to the clerk's desk and had read from the New York Sun a document said to be in the possession of the post office dedartment stating that Geo. F. Brott gave a fee. of several hundred dol lars to E. J. Ellis, for services in securing |a star route. Ellis entered a solemn and un equivocal denial of the whole story, and said that Brott's denial of it was on tile in the postoffiee department, but he could not rest content with Brott's denial and his own assev eration, and asked the house to make the in vestigation. On motion of Mr. Hiseock, a resolution was adopted calling on the secretary of the treasury for information as to what time the rebates on the tobacco tax will be paid to the claimants, and if there is to be any delay, the cause thereof, and what can be done to effect a more speedy payment. On motion of Mr. Poland a resolution was adopted, directing the judiciary committee to inquire whether the act of the legislature of Dakota to provide for a levy of a tax on the property of railroad companies does not con flict with the organic act establishing that. Mr. Gibson introduced a joint resolution appropriating $30,000 for distribution among the sufferers from the Ohio floods. Re ferred. Mr. Clements, from the committee on for eign affairs, reported a resolution requesting the president to transmit to the house all communications between the United States and Russia in regard to the condition and treatmen of the Hebrews in Russia, espec ially in relation to the Hebrew citizens of the United States. Adopted. Under the call of states, the following bills were introduced and referred: Mr. Oates, to prohibit aliens and foreigners acquiring or owning land within the United States. Mr. Rosecrans, to authorize the coinage of silver dollars and fractions thereof under the metric system. Also for the coinage of the gold metric dollar, two dollar, and frac tion dollar, double eagle, eagle and half eagle. Also for the coinage of "stella." Al so to establish . a system of coinage of gold and silver, and to obtain an approximation between them. Mr. Belford introduced a resolution, calling on the secretary of state for information touching the alleged subjection of naturalized German-American citizens to military duty while temporarily residing in Germany. Mr. Finerty, a joint resolution, declaring that congress laments the death of Wendell Phillips, as a national bereavement, which at once deprives the American rostrum of a su perb intellect, and human freedom of a de voted friend. By Mr. McComas, proposing a constitu tional amendment, providing that no state shall be precluded by the grant of any char ter of incorporation from taxing capital stock in such corporation. By Mr. Stevens, to establish an inter-state railway transportation bureau for the regula tion of commerce with foreign nations, and among states and with Indian tribes. By Mr. G. D. Wise, for the completion of a monument to the mother of Washington, at Fredericksburg. By Mr. Dunn, appropriating $500,000 for the relief of persons rendered destitute by the overflow of the Mississippi river and its tributaries. • Mr. Crisp, from the committee on Pacific Railroad companies, to pay the cost of surveying their lands. Placed on the calen dar. Mr. Evans- from the committee on terri tories, repor ted a bill providing for a civil government for Alaska. Referred to the committee of the whole. Also, requiring that the governors of territories be residents of such territory two years before the date of their appointment. Placed on the house cal endar. Mr. Willis, from the committee on educa- (Klnbe. tion, reported a bill to aid temporarily the support of common schools. Referred to committee of the whole. The house then went into committee of the whole, Mr. Blackburn in the chair, on the pleuro-pneumonia bill. Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, supported the bill. He ridiculed the fear expressed by some of the opponents of the bill, that it would pro vide for a large number of federal officials to work against the Democratic party. He was not afraid of a few more office holders. That was not what the Democratic party had to fear. What the Democratic party wanted was funerals in New York, funerals in Indiana, funerals in Ohio. [Laughter.] It wanted to bury some of the barnacles and corpses which have been hanging to it. It had a national committee sit here a few days ago, and a majority of that committee did not even have originality or independence enough to find a place in the United States wherein to hold its conven tion, outside of the place where the Republi can convention was to be held. He had traveled long enough in the wake of the old barnacles of the Democratic party following the Republican party. He wanted a little new blood in it, a little inde pendence, a little originality in it. Before he would have followed the Republi can party to Chicago, he would have gone to Los Angeles. He would have gone where the thermometer reached 400 degrees below zero, or 300 degrees above boiling point, rather than to have gone to Chicago. (Laugh ter.) He would have had the Democratic party posess independence enough to strike out for once on its own hook. He defied the intelligence of the house to introduce a measure, which had for its object the promo tion of agricultural interests,and which sought, in the slightest degree, to interfere with the operations of those gigantic and al most monarchical corporations which con trolled the transportation of the country, without having some Democrat'attacked by a qualm of conscience, and jump on it quicker than a duck on a June bug, with con stitutional objection. (Laughter.) The bill was then read by sections for amendments. Mr. Hatch offered an amendment provid ing that the number of persons employed on the bureau of animal industry shall uot exceed twenty persons at any one time. Adopted. Mr. Cox, of New York, replying to the re marks of John S. Wise said, that gentleman made a.speech referring to him as a pillar of brass by day aud a pillar of gas by night. No gentleman had spoken to him about that speech who had not said it was not untime ly. He wonld not say it was in bad tasts, for he respected the gentleman's father, if be eould uot iu all respects honor the sou. The committee without action rose aud the house adjourned. PENSION BILLS. A Brace of Pension Bills Introduced in the House of Represent atives. Washington*, D. C, Feb. 25.—Senator Harrison introduced iu the senate to-day a bill of great importance to soldiers and their widows. It provides a pension for all soldiers who served during the war of the rebellion in the military or naval service for a period of six months, and were honorably discharged, provided they are now disabled. The bill proceeds upon the thaory that there are many soldiers and sailors who did not contraci disability during the war of such a specific and well defined nature as to en able them to make proof thereof, as required by the existing laws, but in truth, and in fact, they are now broken down in health by reason of the hardships and exposure of the service. It is a bill that grants relief to that class of soldiers, who had physical strength to bear burdens of the war without receiving hospital treatment, but by reason of their long and faithful service, have since become invalids. The highest rate of pen sion granted is $24, which is made divlsable according to the degree of actual disability. The bill increases the rate to $12, of all the widows of pensioners who contracted dis ability in and since the war of the rebellion, and who are now drawing $8, and fixes the rate of such claimants at $12 per month, for future pensions. It also provides a pension for the widows of such soldiers as may be pensioned under the first section of said bill, also the widows of those who served in the war of the rebellion, and shall obtain a pension under the existing laws for disability, with out a widow being required to prove that the cause of death was due to ser vice. This does not grant a pension to all widows, but to the widows of soldiers who are or may become pensioners. It grants relief to many worthy claimants, whose husbands were disabled by reason of their military services, and were destined to die from some specific disease, from which they were lingering, but an acute disease in tervening and causing death, the claimants were barred, owing to the immediate cause of death not being due to service. This bill is the result of demands which the government is unable to meet under the existing laws. A soldier, for example, who was in every battle, from the Potomac, in 1861 to 1865,but who was neither wounded nor in the hospital now becomes disabled by reason of disease contracted in the service. Under the exist ing Ibws the government cannot help such a soldier, but this bill proposes not only to pen sion him, fcut also to pension his widow. In an interview to-day, Senator Harrison said, while this was a radical change in the pen sion laws, he had carefully considered the whole matter, and did not hesitate to say, in his opinion, every true friend of the Union soldiers could afford to sustain such a measuie. It was needed and ought to be come law at once. All pensions under this act will begin at the date of filing the applica tion therefor. Representative Cannon, also introduced a bill to simplify the procedure in pension claims, and to extend the benefits of the pension laws to worthy claimants, for invalid pensions, and widows, minor children and dependant relatives of soldiers and sailors in the late war, who were unable, by existing laws, to furnish the necessajy evidence re quired to connect their disability with such service, and for other purposes. The bill recites the lapse of time since the war for the suppression of the rebellion, and the death of witnesses often render it impossible to se cure the evidence required and necessary to establish a claim for a pension under the ex isting laws where the pensionable disability or fatal disease is due to causes not established by records of the war or navy depots, and thereby the most meritorious class of claims are frequently defeated, and congress is therefore called upon to grant re lief by special act, thereby encumbering the private calendar to the detriment of public business. It provides, first, that in the consideration of the claims for a pension, no proof of the soundness at the enlistment or of the origin of his disability in service, and line of duty, shall be required if the records of the war or navy departments shall show that the claim ant, or soldier or sailor, on account of whose service, the pension is claimed, was mustered into the United States service and rendered six months' actual service in the war for the suppression of the rebellion with his command, or upon detached service under orders, and was honorably discharged, provided, that the disease or disability [there from exists to the extent that it cail be dis covered and described as pensionable by the examining surgeon, and is not due to the dissipation or vicious habits of the soldier. Second.—That in considering the claims for pension, on account of the death of a soldier or sailor, who is shown by the records of the war or navy departments to have rend ered six months'actual service in the war for the suppression of the rebellion, with his command, or under orders on detached ser vice, the only proof which shall he required,as to the origin of the death cause shall be that the soldier received honorable discharge, and has suffered pensionable disability, as set forth in section 1 of the hill, and which was sufficient as the cause of, and existed con tinuously to the date of death. Third.—That in considering the "claims of dependent parents for pension, the fact and cause of death having been shown, as re quired by the existing law, or as provided in sections 1 and 2 of the bill, the fact of the present condition, physical inability and de pendence upon others than those legally bound there^ir, for suppojt, and the fact that the soldier or sailor lett no widow or minor child, shall alone be required to be shown by competent evidence to entitle the names of dependent parents to be placed on the pen sion roll, and no proof of dependence at date of death of the soldier, shall be required or is necessary. Fourth—That the provisions of the bill shall not apply to officers and soldiers and sailors of the regular army or navy since 1st July, 1865. The bill was referred to the committee on invalid pensions, and Cannon says he will press it to a favorable consideration.JIts effect will be to render possible the granting of 50, 000 pensions, which, under existing laws, cannot be acted upon, and to expedite the granting of 100,000 more, which are now be ing slowly examined by special inspectors. COPIAH INVESTIGATION. Mathews Who was Shot Proven to Be an Ex- ceedingly Bad Citizen. New Orleans, Feb. 25.—The Copiah county, Miss., inquiry was continued to-day. Uriah Millsaps, Republican, and circuit judge during the Republican regime, con siders Copiah county one of the most conser vative in Mississippi. Matthews had been a candidate for sheriff for fifteen years and was elected once. All the Matthews were regarded as fighting men. Print Matthews was unscrupulous in politics. Judge T. J. Wharton, of the ninth judicial district, said it had been generally asserted and believed that the grand juries in Copiah county have been mauipulated in the interest of one yarty with a view to prosecuting the political opponents. Matthews related to witness the scene with his sons before starting for Ox ford college. He said, "my ions, I do not know how soon you may be summoned home to avenge the assassination of your father." They replied with bars. '"We" are ready to obey the summons." He said that four of his uncles had been killed, but their deaths had been avenged. There were four men he wanted to kill, and then he would never again lay his head upon a pillow, butbeingan outlaw, declare war against the human race. Judge T. E. Cooper, of the supreme court, Mississippi, detailed the circumstances con nected with Matthews' defalcation as sheriff. J. P. Matthews he regarded as a dangerous man. Heard Matthews making threats against the life of myself and Judge Haves in 1875. His will provided that should he be killed, $10,000 should be spent in securing assassins to avenge him. E. G. Wall, commissioner of emigration, testified, never saw J. H. Matthews but once, in 1S81, and was intro duced to hict. Matthews was asked How he could now consistently support Col. King for srovemor, agaiustwhom he had pub lished such a violent circular. Mathews re plied, the circulars were all a lie, aud that Kiug was all right now, that at that time, he, Mathews, had 500 organized men in Copiah county, and had gotten out the circular for the purpose of aggravating King, then the leading Democrat, and his party to violence, when we intended to kill every white muu, woman and child in Copiah county. Obituary. Charleston, W. Va., Feb. 25.—Ex-Gov. Samuel Price, Lewisburg, "W.Va., died this morning at his home after a three day's ill ness of congestion of the brain. Before the rebellion he was an old line whig, but since the war he has been a Democrat. He several times represented Virgiuia before the forma tion of West Virginia in the general assem bly of the old commonwealth. He was lieut. governor of Virginia during the rebellion, and was president of the con stitutional convention of 1872, which formed the constitution of West Virginia. He was a member of the constitutional convention of Virginia which passed the ordinance of secession, but refused to vote for the ordi nance or sign it when it passed. He was a lawyer of much ability, and was appointed United States senator by Gov. Matthews to fill a portion of the unexpired term of United States Senaior Allen T. Caperton, who died shortly after his election. Gov. Price was in his eightieth year at his death. The Northwestern Indian Troubles. I Special Telegram to the Globe. | Broadview, N. W. T., Feb. 25.—Contrary to expectations Yellow Calf, the rebellious Indian chief, give himself up to the poliee this afternoon, together with a few of his braves. The police with them in charge, started for Regina this evening, where they will be tried by the courts. Everything i3 quiet to-night and the trouble is probably over for the present. John Chinaman Cannot Come. San Francisco, Feb. 25.—Judge Sawyer, of the circuit court, decided to-day the test case of Chinamen arriving without return certificates, who left here between the passage of the restriction act, May 6, 1882, and date it became effective, August 6, 1882, as un lawfully in the country. It was an appeal case from the district court, where the same decision was rendered. The death of a child from diphtheria has just occurred in Fairbault. OLYMPIC THEATER I OLYMPIC THEATER I EMMERSON and WEST'S GI.AN-I* COMPANY Ol- GKAND COMPANT 0» STERLING ARTISTS. Every one a star. Each act received]with rounds Every one a Btar. Each act received with rounds of applanse. 0 f applause. A Perfect Performance. A Perfect Performance. The Autocrats of GermaJila, Messrs. 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