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NOTHING DOING. The Chicago Markets for Hog Products "Dead as a Door Nail." Wheat Firm and Slightly Above Tues day's Prices—Pork Quiet— Lard Lower—Corn Inactive. A Tear That the Present Policy of the Gov ernment will Make Gold at a Premium and Besult in Financial Distress. (Stocks in "Wall Street Hammered Unmer cifully by the Bears, St. Paul and Northwestern Suffering Most. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 27.—"There is nothing doing," said Mr. Favorite, Philip Armour's alter ego, late this after noon, and it looked as though he spoke truthfully, for the writer never saw the head quarters of the largest provision house in the world apparently so idle. King Philip and his cabinet were represented by Col. Fa vorite at 1, and the great bouquet which fills a huge Texas horn in front of the chief seemed drooping. Continued Favorite: 'There are no orders coming, there is no ex port demand, no one seems to want to trade, every one seems to be waiting for some one else to do something." "Where are all the hogs with which the woods were reported to be alive with last fall}" •'I do not know, but there seems to be no starving for meat," said Favorite. "Dead as a door nail all round," Gelt maker sententiously observed when asked ( about the markets. Frank Clifton said: "Men, that's just it." Huffman of Towler Bros. &Co., had his memory jogged about his report last fall of the stock of hogs through Ihe country. He replied: "The hogs have not come in and I guess I had better put on my linen duster and look them np. They sre being held to eat up soft corn. I find it Is the general belief among stock men that such is the case, and that. just about the last of the spring there will be lots of hogs on the market. Although we were wrong about the number of hogs which would be packed this winter, we haven't got a word to take back about the demand from the south have said they didn't need our meats, and they have shown it very conclusively. No orders are coming in from the south. The little local demand in St. Louis and Kan sas City are but flea bites to the business which should be doing now. Pork was quiet and destitute of new fea tures calculated to influence value. Open ing weak, prices receded 20c, recovered the loss, and finally closed at intermediate prices, the business being small and confined to local operators, and at times it looked as though the large bulls were buying to sustain prices. : ]'?■? ;;•.,• . ■ .. y'rl'-'-U.-.h-- Lard, like pork, was slow and averaged i.iwer, the demand being chiefly to cover jjhorts, and the only support to prices came jrom the bulls, who found it necessary to buy occasional ib't to prevent a severe decline.:. Short ribs responded to pork and lard de clined 10@15c and business was moderate, closing about 10c per 100 pounds lower and business entirely in futures. Other meats were dull, and the entire provision market may be stated as a manipulated deal without legitimate demand. J Wheat was tame; the outside buying de mand for speculative futures was small and at the opening the bears, who were anxious to cover their shorts, attempted a raid and by persistent pounding succeeded in forcing a decline of %@J£cfrom the closing figures on yesterday's call, but there was a steady buying to cover shorts and the offerings be ing only fair, quotations soon recovered the loss, although the bears, who were short and anxious to cover, made repeated efforts to secure a substantial break; The market showed a wonderful degree of elasticity, and Values Instantly reacted. upward after each break. Opening sales were on a basis •. of 98c, May sold at 98^c, but declined to 97% c under the persistent hammering of the bears, but immediately rallied and . after repeated fluctuations closed on change at 98-^c,' being the highest figures of the session. The market was partly supported by large baying to cover shorts by parties who have teen among the most persistent bears. But • the leading factors were reports of decreased stocks on the ocean destined for European market. The weather is also cold and unfa vorable for the winter sown wheat and unless there is a speedy and permanent improve ment in temperature there will be good rea son for grave fears as to the condition of the plant. The situation of other markets is also iavorable for better prices here, as we are re ally below most other leading points. Corn was only moderately active, but stead ier, opening at 57Xc, May receded to 57^c, immediately re-acted under a fair buying de mand from shorts, who showed considerable anxiety to even up* and price followed wheat closely, the last sales on change being at 58 J^ @58% c, while the strength was largely at tributable to the demand for filling shorts. The decline in the inspection of 153 cars and the low percentage 'of contract grades was a material faction in stimulating buying. Low grades were in better demand for shipments and new mixed 3^c. higher. On the call the feeling was weak and the volume of business transacted was very small. On the curb this feeling was intensified under very liberal offerings and weak holders realized freely. The clos ings for May were: wheat, 97%c;~corn, 58c.; oats, 36% c; pork, $firstname.lastname@example.orgX; lard, $9.70; ribs, $9.40.. „/ Mr. A. M. Wright said this afternoon: Wheat must go higher. The Europeans must have our strong wheat to mix with their tropical wheat. Their home deliveries are nearly through, and although they will use some of the Russian, they prefer the Ameri can wheat. Our exports have increased, and now average over 2,341,000 bushels per week. There are 28 weeks until the new crop com mences, and add to the foreign demand the consumption in this country, and this visible supply, concerning which there is so much talk, will soon melt away. Mr. George Brine, of Hamil & Brine, said, "we believe everything on the list is low and a purchase. Prices may and probably will go a little lower before bed-rock is reached, but we think it is not far distant. We re ceived a telegram to-day from an Akron, Ohio, miller, which'says 'mills have advanced the price of wheat again 2J^c, making it %1.12}4 or 4% cents' above the price on the seaboard.' " Milmine, Brodman & Co. say: "The spec ulator may work prices, somewhat higher temporarily, but we don't Bee how they can remain without some improvement, on ac ? count of the export movement." Robert Lindblom says: "Outsiders are doing nothing. They are nearly all long of wheat, and are not in shape .to , make any '. new trades.' Local bears, as • a rule, have covered their shorts, and do not cure to j: sell m long, as the market acts firm. Any' signs Daity of weakness would make sellers of them as well as the entire scalping fraternity." GShepard <fe Peacock say: "The whole tenor of news from the outside has leaned toward the long side of wheat." Crittinden & Harvey say: "We think that all the features of the situation taken to gether ought to make wheat a safe purchase for a turn with us." On March 1 a new commission house will start in business under very favorable cir cumstances. Its style will be Frank Clifton & Co. Mr. Clifton has been for several years the leading on 'change man and generally manager of Fowler Bros. & Co., and R. N. Hoffman has been the statistician and traveling man of the same house. Fow ler Bros, will give them the bulk of the busi ness of the Anglo-American Packing com pany. The receipts of cattle at the stock yards to day were 7,800, or about 2,000 more than on more than on last Wednesday, making about 4,000 more for the week so far than for the same period last week. There were a good many buyers and the market opened rather active but at a 6hade lower prices on shipping and dressed beef grades, and as the forenoon wore on the decline was more pronounced, many salesmen placing the same at 10@15c, while buyers would not aflrnit that'they were a nickel lower. It is almost certain, however, that 7,800 cattle would weaken prices. Butchers' stock ruled steady with a good demand, and there was an active inquiry for stockers aod feederr at the current high prices. The receipts of hogs run up to 15,000 or about 6,000 less than last Wednesday, and for the week so far there is a decrease of about 18,000, as com pared with the corresponding period last week. The market was, to use a common but characteristic expression, "played out." Trade did not commence until a late hour, and then buyers bought only from "hand to mouth," as the saying is. The common light and light light that have been accumu lating for a week past, had to be sold for whatever a buyer would bid, some really neat little pigs, fat and even, selling between $5.50 and $6.00, and at these figures there was only a limited demand. For rough packing the demand was also light, only one or two packers buying and those on limited orders on shipping account. There was scarcely any demand for choice heavy or assorted heavy, the best only mak ing $email@example.com. The general market is 15@20c lower than on Monday with an un settled feeling and a lower outlook on all grades. The receipts of sheep were 6,500, or about the same number as last Wednesday, but there is an increase of about 2,500 for the week.- So far to-day the market was only fairly active and prices ruled a shade lower on all sorts, with the chances that another drop of 10@15c would follow before the pres ent accumulations would be cleared. Chicago Financial. [Special Telegram lo the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 27.—N0 new features pre sented themselves in the money market. There was the usual call for money from the board of trade and other business interests, interest remaining unchanged. First class call loans were made at6@B^£ per cent, and time favors at 6}-fj@7 per cent. The supply te reported sufficient for business require ments. Eastern exchange was weak early at 25c premium, but firmed up to about 50c at \ the close. Foreign exchange was firm at 485 for 60 day sterling. The associated bank clearings were $6,515,000 against $6,533,000 yesterday. NEW YORK. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] New York, Feb. 27.—The bears had the control of matters this morning, and ham mered the market most unmercifully. Many of the timid let their stocks go. This city has of late been treated to such an avalanche of bear telegrams that the average operator, who generally buys instead of selling, stands aloof with the expectation of rakiag some thing in when the expected break comes. The long winded dispatches from those who want to discourage purchasing and incite shorts sales, fall short of the mark. It is simply an item of interest with them. The demand for the good dividend paying stocks continues, and they are being absorbed from day to day. There was a big fight on the coalers, with the bulls on the winning side to some extent. The grangers were sold freely, and the bears hoped that their movement against them would demoralize things gener ally. There is great anxiety in the minds of the public that have been induced to buy stocks to ascertain the whereabouts of the bull man ipulators, of which such great things have been expected. If alive they have success fully concealed their identity for the last two or three days. The market throughout was entirely bare of support as far as appear ances would indicate, and the bears were al lowed to work at the irown will. The heaviest pressure was on Northwestern and St. Paul, which were sold off on dispatches from Chi cago stating that a war was imminent between the Rock Island and Northwestern, and that the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy was preparing to take a hand. Lackawanna was offered for sale freely, but there are many believers in the property and it was bought at every concession in price. There was good inside buying in Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, and the stock was not in good supply, all that was offered being freely taken. At ono time during the fore noon the market seemed to be led by the bulls with all that it would take. Gould was also withdrawn by the bears, and it was used as a strong aigument for depressing stocks. A report was circulated giving Mr.Vanderbilt as authority that Mr. Porter and Mr. Cable were together for the purpose of disturbing rates in order to depress prices to cover shorts. Mr. Vanderbilt announced that if rates were further depressed he should ad vertise for proxies of the Rock Island. The Gould brokers were buyers of Oregon. It was reported that the Rock Island office in New York was authority for the statement that only the preliminaries of the tripartite agreement were gone through with and that articles would not be signed until near Saturday. The Vanderbilt brok ers were large buyers of Lackawana at the close. The Omaha has declared a dividend of \% per cent. The books close March 31. The St. Paul has declared a dividend of 3>£ per cent. The books close March 24. FORCING GOI-D TO A PREMIUM. | Special Telegram to the Globe.l Bostox, Feb. 27.—1n financial circles great alarm exists because of the attempt which is being systematically made by the treasury department to substitute silver for gold as the circulating medium. Previous to the passage of the new bank act, the Boston banks had in force aregulation aimed against silver certificates, and the clearing house here acted in harmony with that New York. To-day silver certificates are nominally treated here as in other cities, that is, they are re ceived in settlement of balances. The con gress which decreed that the banks should not refuse silver certificates at clearing house did not make the certificates legal tender, but the banks nevertheless have no option but to use them. As a matter of fact, how ever, they have not been used at the Boston ST. PAUL, MINN., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28, 1884. clearing house until very recently, and the New York banks have thus far by tacit consent managed to avoid them in clearing house transactions. But now not only are silver certificates being persistently forced into circulation, but gold certificates are being proportionately withheld. By the daily treasury report it appears that only 31 per cent, of the gold in the government vaults is represented by outstanding certificates, but there is more than $96,000,000 in silver cer tificates (73 per cent, of the amount of coin on hand) in circulation. Gold is beginning to disappear not only by the government re tiring it from circulation, but by private and corporate hoarding and by exportation. Al ready the banks are looking sharply after their gold reserves and will not allow them to be drained below fixed limits. The Journal, discussing the situation, will say to-morrow: "The danger that i 3 feared, and it is not an imaginary one, is that the present policy of the government will force gold to a premium, a result which at this time would be nothing short of a financial calamity. This is the logical outcome of the silver policy of the country, and the sooner it is realized at Washington the more easily will a great financial crisis be averted. The talk about the use of silver in juring the credit of Boston to the advantage of New York is nonsense. No city in the country will fight harder for a sound money basis than Boston. If from any motive the government attempts to silverize Boston the banks here will find means to defend themselves against such unjust discrimina tion. THE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE, The] Members for Most of the States Designated—Minnesota's Place Left Vacant. Washington, D. C, Feb. 27, 1884.— The Democratic members of the senate and house, Senator Pendleton presiding, met in joint caucus after adjournment to-day, to appoint a Democratic congressional cam paign committee. It was decided that the caucus should name as member of such com mittee one person for each state and territo ry having a Democratic representative in congress, and that the committee should se lect one person as a member from every state and territory having no Democratic representation, and from the District of Columbia. The executive commute is to consist of three senators and five representatives of the executive com mittee, and is to choose its own chairman, who shall be ex-officio chairman of the cam paign committee, and is to be chosen by campaign committee representatives. The states that didn't name a member of the committee are expected to appoint some person within two days. The committee, as agreed upon at the caucus, is as follows: Arkansas, A. H. Garland. Connecticut, W. W. Eaton. Delaware, C. B. Love. Illinois, K. W. Townshend. Indiana, S. W. Stockslager. lowa, J. H. Murphy. Louisiana, N. C. Blanchard. Maryland, A. P. Gorman. Massaehussetts, H. B. Lovering. Michigan, N. B. Eldridge. Mississippi, H. L. Muldrow. Missouri, A. M. Dockery. New York, R. S. Stevens. North Carolina, C. Dowd. Pennsylvania, Wm. Mutchler, South Carolina, S. Dibble. Tennessee, I. G. Harris. Texas, R. Q. Mills. Virginia, J. S. Barbour- West Virginia, J. E. Kenna, Florida, R. H. M. Davidson: Georgia, A. H. Colquitt. Oregon, J. H. Slater. Wisconsin, P. V. Deuster. Arizona, G. H. Ouray. Montana, Martin Maginnis. WyomiDg, M. E. Post. Utah, J. F. Came. States which will name members of the com mittee within two days are, Alabama,Califor nia,Kentucky,Minnesota,Nevada, New Jersey and Ohio. The states and territories from which members will be selected by the com mittee are Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Ne braska, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Ver mont and Washington^ Idaho, New Mexico and Dakota territories. The committee will organize on Tuesday evening next. Mister hunt. His Death at St. Petersburg 1 Yester day—Action of the Executives at Washington. St. Petersburg, Feb. 27.— W. H. Hunt, United States minister, died this morning at 7:80. BALL ABANDONED St. Petersburg, Feb. 27.—A ball at the British embassy to-day was abandoned in consequence of the death of Minister Hunt. THE DEATH OP MR. HUNT. Washington, Feb. 27.—The Russian minister called on Secretary Frelinghuysen to-day, and read him the fol lowing telegram from the minister of foreign affairs in Russia: To the Russian minister at Washington: The emperor instructs you to express to the president and government of the United States his sincere regret, which the death of Mr. Hunt causes his majesty. I have no need to add that the government and Rus sian society are much affected by this loss. Minister Destruse having expressed a wish to communicate, in person, this telegram to the president, Secretary Frelinghuysen ac companied him to the executive mansion, where the president, after hearing the mes sage of the emperor, replied, in substance, that the tidings of the death of Mr. Hunt were received by him with great sorrow, and that he felt the deepest sympathy with Mrs. Hunt and her afflicted family. That the kind message of the emperor aud the government was very grateful to him, and would be ap preciated by the people of the United States. GENERAL ORDERS TO THE KAVT. The/,secretary of the navy has issued the following general order: Navy Department, Washington, Feb. 27.—The painful announcement is made to the navy and marine corps, of the death, this morning, at St. Petersburg, Russia, while serving as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, of the Hon. Win. H. Hunt, whose career as as a jurist, aud in the offices of public trust, including his services as sec retary of the navy, from the Bth of March, 1881, to the 17th of April, 1882, will be de servedly remembered and honored by the nation. As a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, the navy department will be draped in mourning. [Signed] Wm. E. Chandler, Secretary of the Navy. Fire in Duluth. f Special Telegram to the Globe.] Duluth, Minn., Feb. 27.—A fire broke out here at 11 o'clock and is still raging. It started in a building owned by F. C. Kruschke and occupied by Wilson & Co. as a furniture store. This building was burned and the fire next consumed the building owAed and oc cupied by Thos. Whittaker as a saloon, and the Superior house, owned by John L. Dodge, of Philadelphia, and run by A. Breausseau. The loss on these buildings, all two story frames, and contents, is not less than $12, --000, with insurance of probably one-half. The Merchants hotel, built two years ago, at a cost of $30,000, is now btirning and with most of its contents will probably be destroyed. Smelting: Started. Rush, Texas, Feb. 27.—An immense fur nace for smelting was lighted to-day, at the East Texas penitentiary, the first enterprise of the kind in the state. WASHINGTON. The Northern Pacific Land Grants Not Likely to be For feited. Prospect for the Establishment of a Journal of Scientific Agriculture. Commissioner Dudley Advanced as the Strong est Bepublican Candidate for Gov ernor oflndiana. More Evidence Adduced to Show a Lack of Complicity by Ordway in County Frauds. ]Special Telepram to the Globe.] Washington*, Feb. 27. —Friends of Gov. Ordway who arrived here from Faulk and Hyde counties, delare that most of the affi davits filed with the president, relating to organization of those counties, are the rank est kind of perjury. They assert that there never was $3,000 or any other sum raised in Faulk county or paid in connection with the location of the county seat; that title deeds of small parcels of lands have been made and put on record running to parties who know nothing of the transactions, for the purpose of making out a case, and that W. B. Tibbetts has asserted most positively that the small purchase which he made was a bona fide transaction, and his whole interest in or around the county seat probably would not bring over $3,000. That he had not met Gov. Ordway or had any communication with him for^three years before Ihe called upon him at Bismarck last September, and that he never had any summons from the governor or authority to speak for him in connection with the organization of Faulk county. Geo. L. Ordway, the governor's son, telegraphs that he never gave W. B. Tibbetts a letter stating that he was going to Faulk county for the purpose of looking it over with reference to its organization. The only letter we ever gave Tibbets was a general letter on busi ness connected with the auditor's office, and the Northwestern railroad. All these facts the governor asserts will be verified by sworn testimony, and placed in his answer to these charges before the president. JOURNAL OP AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE. About a dozen gentlemen met to-day in the agricultural department library and re solved that the time was rife for the publica tion of a journal of agricultural science. Of course it will have no connection with the superintendent of agriculture, though com missioner Loring's courtesy afforded the promoters a place of meeting. This journal is to be published monthly in New York and enough subscribers are said to have been al ready secured to give it a fair start. It is to be strictly scientific and therefore will not compete with the existing agricultural press of the country and it will be a vehicle of communi cation between experiments, stations, agri cultural colleges, experimental farms and all other like agencies for applying science to agriculture. Among ths gentlemen who were present to-day were Chas. W. Dobner, direc tor of the North Carolina experimental sta tion, who was elected president of the asso ciation, Maj. Alvord, of New York, who was elected secretary and treasurer, President Atherton, of the Pennsylvania state college, Dr. Sturtevant, of the New York experi mental station, and Prof. Bealc, of Michigan who, with the officers named, were elected an executive committee. Prof. G. W. Wiley, chemist of the department of agriculture, Orange Judd and Lawson Balentine, of New York, U. H. Eggleston, chief of the bureau of forestry in the agricultural department, were present, and letters promising co-oper ation were received from nearly sixty gentlemen identified with agricultural science. Among them being Prof. Johnson, of New Haven, Dr. Cook, of New Jersey, Prof. Jordon, of Penn sylvania, Prof. Mcßride, of Tennessee, and Prof. George Essman, of Massachnsetts. It is hoped to make an American review of agricultural science that will be fully equal to any similar periodical published in Europe. The completed plans for this review will be reported to the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held in Philadelphia next summer. FOR GOVERNOR OP INDIANA. The Indiana Republicans have been cast ing about for the strongest men to run for governor in this presidential year. Mr. Calkins has been in the field for some time, but it was believed that he was hardly strong enough to make the contest this time. Col. Dudley, commissioner of pensions, is Baid to be the most popular Republican in Indiana, but he has resisted all appeals to become a candidate and has publicly declined to allow the use of his name. To-day he yielded to the advice of Representative Brown and others and will authorize the use of his name as a candidate for the nomination. It is said that the nomination of Col. Dudley would force the Democrats to nominate Senator Voorhees or some other equally prominent man If they intend to make an earnest fight for possess ion of the state. H. E. Thompson and wife, A. M. Drake and B. F. Schurmeier of St. Paul, are at the Willards. Dr. D. T. Collins, of Minneapolis, is at the Riggs. Hon. Geo. H. Walsh, president of the Da kota senate, has arrived in the city. lasher's brother. Morris Lasker, brother of Herr Lasker, ar rived to-day, and "was the recipient of much attention. He will be consulted respecting the action of the house in the Lasker resolu tions matter. Congressman Guenther, of Wisconsin, will speak in denunciation of Bismarck's action, when the subject comes up in the house. [Western Associated Press.] Washington, Feb. 27.—The committee on public lands to-daj considered the forfeiture of the Northern Pacific land grant, when Anderson moved that the lands contiguous to that portion of the road, not constructed within the time specified by the act making the grant, be forfeited. . Brents offered a sub stitute, declaring the forfeiture of the lands between Wallula, W. T., and Portland, Ore gon, and validating the remainder of the ground, on condition that the road be com pleted within two years from January 1,1884, and that the unsold land should be sold to citizens or to those who declared their intentions to become citizens, in quan tities not exceeding 160 acres, and not ex ceeding two dollars and sixty cents per acre. Scales offered an amendment, provid ing for the forfeiture of the lands alongside that portion of the road not finished to date. A vote on the various propositions is post poned until to-morrow. The members of the committee express the opinion that the proposition of Scales will be passed. Before adjourning, the committee agreed to report a bill for the forfeiture of the land grant of the Back Bone roads. Anderson was not present when the latter subject was voted upon on Saturday. He was present to-day and cast the deciding vote in the affirmative. Secretary . Chandler recommended the (Rlnhz. nomination of Medical Director A. M. Gun nell, to be surgeon-gen«*ral of the navy. THE TEST OATH. The bill repealine the test oath, which re cently passed the house, has passed the sen ate, after being modified by an amendment proposed by the senate judiciary committee, providing that no person who held a commis sion in the United States army or navy be fore the war, and was afterwards engaged in the military, naval or civil service of the so called Confederate States, shall be appointed to any position in the army or navy of the United States. APPROVING BILLS. The house committee on railways and canals, ordered favorable reports on Hoblit zell's bill, appropriating $1,000,000 for the construction of the Maryland and Delaware ship canals; on Wemple's bill, providing for an appropriation of $1,000,000 annually, for ten years, for the permanent improvement of the Erie canal and to aid in maintainiug the same free to the commerca of the United States, and Brents' bill, providing for an ap propriation for the construction of a ship canal from Union Lake, Washington terri tory, to Puget sound. The house committee on Indian affairs agreed to report favorably Morrill's bill for the sale, witii the consent of the Kickapoo Indians, their diminished reservation in Kansas, and the removal of the tribe to the Indian Territory. The reservation contains 20,000 acres, and it is proposed to allot lands in severalty to such Indians as choose to re main, the remainder of the reservation to be sold to settlers, nor at less than $8 per acre, the proceeds to be used for the benefit of the tribe. General Long3treet, United States marshal, Georgia, testified before the Springer com mittee to-day. He denied that he was a defaulter to the government, and said, on the contrary, a proper footing of his accounts show the government is indebted to him $1,200. He said the re port that he was in default grew out of the fact that he was charged with $10,000, which he never received. This sum has been all along, and is now, in the United States treas ury. He said further, the circulation of the report that he was a defaulter was in pur suance of a regular conspiracy againsthim on the part of Bryant, Ballin and others. The scheme was to get him out of office and to get Bryant in. In event of success, Ballin was to be Bryant's deputy. Gen. Longstreet asserted his ability to prove this conspiracy against his good name and official integ rity. In the senate committee on claims, Sena tor Jackson, chairman of the sub-committee, reported favorably the bill for the relief of the Citizen's National bank of New Orleans. The claim is for $250,000, being money taken by Gen. Butler. In the contested election case of O'Ferral vs. Paul, of the seventh district of Florida, the sub-committee decided to report to the full committee that the former is entitled to the seat. GALVESTON HARBOR BILL. A. bill introduced in the senate to-day by Maxcy to provide for the improvement of the channel between Galveston harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, provides that James B. Eads and his associates be authorized to construct jetties and other works for the creation and permanent maintenance of a channel thirty feet in depth at mean high tide between harbor and gulf, for which congress shall pay him $7,750,000, at certain times as the depth of the channel will be shown to have been in creased. THE CREEK CHIEPTAINSHIP. After a careful consideration facts and ar guments presented by the lawyers represent ing Perryman and Ispaheche, the rival aspi rants for the chieftainship ol the Creek Indi an nation, the secretary of the interior has reached a conclusion that Perryman should be recognized as the principal chief. THE LAND GRANT FORFEITURE. The senate committee on public lands had a meeting to-night, at which there was a general discussion of the question of the forfeiture of unearned railroad land grants. No conclusion was reached, as the committee finds the question is a complicated one, which cannot be disposed of without considering the various collateral questions, among others, the question of the disposition of the forfeited lands in the event of the forfeit ure being declared. In connection with the question of forfeiting the grant of lands to the Northern Pacific railroad, for which bills are pending in both houses of congress, the discovery has been made that the act of July 8, 1882, ratifying the agreement between the Northern Pacific company and the Crow Indians, for the sale of a portion of the reservation of the latter for the use of the former, may be construed as a recognition by congress of the right of the Northern Pacific Railroad company to proceed with the construction of the line after the expiration of the time fixed by con gress, in the act creating the company, for the completion of the road, and so may be used as an argument against the forfeiture of the lands granted this company. This bill passed the house of representatives without discussion, under suspension of the rules, and does not appear to have been discussed much in the senate. The postoffice appropriations bill, as pre pared by the sub-committee, and which was considered to-day by the full committee, ap propriates $45,071,900. The estimatee re venue for the next fiscal year is 47,104,000. The amount asked for by the department was $50,062,189. The appropriation for the cur rent fiscal year was $44,489,520. A FENIAN ARRESTED. Ryan, Correspondent of the Irish World, Arrested at Winnipeg. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 27.—A man named R. Ryan was arrested here to-day for having published a circular calling for 500 recruits to do frontier service at Emerson and along the international boundary, and signing the name of the adjutant general of the district. The prisoner is an Irish Catholic and cor respondent of the Irish World. He is sup posed to be connected with the Fenian or ganization in Minnesota and Dakota, but the reason of his action is not clear. There will be an investigation to-morrow. Northwesterners in Chicago. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 27.—People from the north west registered to-day as follows: Tremont: Hon. J. Ham Davidson, E. H. Judson and wife, J. O. Joy, of St. Paul; C. M. Lorell, Chatfield; E. V. Munday and J. O. Russ, Duluth. Sherman house: Miss W. Logan and A. Bird, Minneapolis; J. N. Treadwell and wife, St. Peter. Grand Pacific: J. B. Tarbox, wife and children, A. Manvel, Geo. W. Cross, W. H. Fisher, W. G. Carbett, C. L. Kluckholm and J. W. Bishop and wife, St. Paul; J. J. McDonald, J. W. Henion and J. R. Daniel, Minneapolis; Jno. Gait, Win nepeg. Palmer: J. Clement, Neenah, Wis., Ed. B. Lamme, Bozeman, Montana, S. B. Mercier, Aberdeen, Dak.; Jno. Mas. terson, Deadwood, Dak.; S. Straus, Alber* Lea; M. Jacobi, Winona; A. Sehlessinger, Owatonna; S. H. Wood, Minneapolis; F. W. Hall, Minneapolis, and R. A. Gray, Duluth- Among the passengers homeward bound on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul to-night were E. H. Judson, Capt. M. J. O'Connor and H. P. Hall, St. Paul. C. R. McKenna, editor of the Rushfield, Fillmore county, Star, started for home to night. Capt. D. W. Marratta, of Bismarck, was a passenger on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul to-night. }. : ' Patti en route to Denver. I - -: Omaha, Feb. 27.—Patti and the rest of the i operatic party, arrived from St. Louis,'": en . route to Denver and. San Francisco, CASUALTIES. j The Sinking of a Tug by a Cunarder and Drowning of Two Men. A Powder Explosion which Sends Death and Destruction in all Directions. Two Cases of Hydrophobia in Chicago, with Deaths in Fearful Agony. THROUGH A BRIDGE. Montreal, Feb. 27.—A bridge on the Grand Trunk railway gave way yesterday, while a freight train was passing over it, pre cipating eleven cars, loaded with general merchandise into the bed of the river, and seven of them were smashed into splinters. SINKING OF A STEAMER. New York, Feb. 27.—The steamboat Glen Island of the Stearin Transportation com pany was run into and sunk early this morn ing off Robbins' reef, by the Cunard steamer Cephalonia. The engineer Charles Feltz and Henry Green, deck hand, were drowned. The rest of the crew were picked up by a tug. The body of Feltz was recovered. The Ceph alonia was not damaged. Later—lnvestigation discloses the fact that the sunken vessel was the tug named Glendale, owned by Capt. Foot, and valued at $12,000. THE STEAMER AGROUND GETS OFF. New York, Feb. 27.—The steamer aground off Sandy Hook proves to be the Venice. She came off this morning without damage. TEIXOW FEVER IN MEXICO. San Francisco, Feb. 27.—A Guaymas special says that the passengers of the North ern Mexico confirm the existence of so-called yellow fever at Mazatlan and Manzanillo. They say it is worse than last fall. BOYS BLOWN TO ATOMS. Omaha, Feb. 27.—Four boys, from ten to seventeen years old, while hunting south of the city this afternoon, exploded a pow der house containing over six tons of pow der. All four were blown to atoms. HYDROPHOBIA. Chicago, Feb. 27.—Alma Lyons and Al fred Stender, boys,died to-day of hydrophobia, after the most dreadful agony. The former was bitten on January 12, and the latter on January 31. THE MAGAZINE EXPLOSION. Omaha, Feb. 27.—The victims of the ex plosion were, Chris. Mapsen, aged 17; Wm. Abney, 17, Wm. Mallus, 12, and John Still, 10. The magazine wa3 owned by Steele & Johnson, and located two and a half miles south of the city. The shock was severely felt all over the town, and the fire depart ment was called out. Buildings half a mile from the magazine had the windows shattered, the doors split in two, trees wero leveled, and torn as If raked with grape and canister, and the branches were left hung heavy with a fruit of human flesh, one head being taken from a limb thirty feet high. It was the most horrible sight ever seen in the city. There is difference of opinion as to the cause of the explosion. The coroner holds an inquest to-morrow to ascer tain the fact 3in the matter. The loss is not much beyond the value of the powder and human life. Fires. Toledo, 0., Feb. 27.—A. L. Sonn's brush factory was partially destroyed by fire last night. Loss $15,000; fully insured. LIXCOi/y, Neb., Feb. 27.—A flre in J. L. Osborne & Co's butter and packing house at 7 o'clock this evening, destroyed the four story building, 50x100 feet, and a large amount of stock. Tne St. Charles hotel ad joining, also burned, with several small resi dences. The total loss Is $75,000. Three adjoining blocks are used as lumber yards, and there was great fear of an immense dis aster, but at 8:25 p. m. the fire is under con trol. A stiff gale from the north endangered a large portion of the city, but thought now to be safe. LomsviLLE, Ky.,Feb. 27.— J. W. Berkey's large flour mill at Nicholasville, Ky., burned to-night. Loss, $27,000; insurance, $9,000. CoLdfßtre. Feb. 27.—The general store of J. G. McKinley and the residence of L. W. Sifret, Harrisburg fourteen miles south of Columbus, burned last night. Loss $18,000, partly insured. Bostox, Mass., Feb. 27.—A flre to-night in the five story building 115 Federal street, occupied by Nichols & Dupee, wool mer chants. The loss is thought to be heavy, though the figures are not obtainable to night. Dispute Between Assemblymen. Albany, Feb. 27.—This morning there was considerable excitement among the members of the assembly over the difficulty between Assemblymen Howe and Burns. Howe at the banquet last night made a speech, giving a supposed humorous illustra tion of Burns making a speech in the assem bly. Burns having learned thi3 morning of the burlesque, left the assembly chamber, declaring it was for the purpose of procuring a weapon, and forthwith puncture Howe with a bullet on sight. Steamship Arrivals. New York, Feb. 27.—Arrived, Canada, London; Edam, Amsterdam; Helvetia, Liv erpool; Pieter de Coninck, Antwerp, France, Havre. Philadelphia, Feb. 27.—Arrived, Penn sylvania, Liverpool. London, Feb. 27.—Arrived out, State of Nebraska, Habsburg and Neckar, New York; Hampshire, New Orleans. Steamer Cubano, from New Orleans, Jan. 27, for Liverpool, abandoned 15th. Her engines were broken down and was full of water. The crew ar rived at Lisbon. No Agreement. PiTTSBURG, Feb. 27.—A conference of the committees of the green glass blowers and manufacturers having failed to settle the strike after numerous attempts, the blower committee has given notice that no more meetings will be held unless at the manufac turers' request. CLOTHIEBB. B. O. P. C. H. BOSTDNonePriceCLDTHINGHOUSB Cor. Third and Robert Streets, St. Paul, NO. 59. MUSICAL INBTHUMZNTB. The Best, Largest & Most Varied Stock of PIAISfUS AND Musical Merchandise, IN THE NORTHWEST. We guarantee lower prices, easier terms and better goods than any small dealer can possibly offer. TRY US. 148 & 150 East Third St. AMUSEMENTS. Grand Opera House! L. N. SCOTT, Manager. 3 Nights & Saturday Matinee! COMMENCING Thursday, February 28. HENRIETTA VIDERS AND THE Kate Claxton Company IN the SEA OF ICE! A car load of scenery and mechanical effect*. • Prices Si. 75c, 00c, and 25c. Seats now on sale. OLYMPIC THEATER ! TO-NIGHT! TO-NIGHT I EMMERSON & WEST'S OBAND coMFAxr or 20 STERLING ARTISTS. 20 EACH ONE A STAR I Every Act Kscel ye.l wjth Ronndl .of Ap plause. Reserved seats on salo at box office. Ladies' Matinees Wednesday and Saturday, at 3 p. m. M-fll CONTRACT WORK. Proposals will be received at the office of tha Board of Water Commissioners, (23 Kmc Fifth street,) until 12 M., February 28th, Jot furnish ing RUBBLE STONE. 'For farther particulars, enquire of Engineer of said Board. L. W. EUNDLETT, Engineer Board of Water Commls»loae it. 57-39 HEZEKIAH HALL, (Twelve years established in Saint Paul as) SEAL ESTATE AMD MONET BROKER, Corner Third and Robert stseetd, In the Savings Bank block, ST. PAUL, MINN. N. B.—Special attention given to property and interests of non-resident clients. Investments guaranteed to net 7 per cent. Capitalists will do well to correspond. 304 Chancery Foreclosure Sale. Circuit Court of the United State*, District of Min nesota. The J. I. Case Plow Co., complainant, vs. Philander B. Nettleton, Julia B. Nettleton, C. O. Brown and Lane K. Stone, defendants. Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court of the United States of America, within and for the Dis trict of Minnesota, made in the above entitled cause at the December term thereof, A. D. 1883, and upon the 28th day of January, A. D. 1884, the und ewitfned, a Master in Chancery of said court, will sell at pub lic vendue. to the highest bidder for cash, on Saturday, the 16th uay of March A.D. 1884, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, at the front entrance to the United Htates Custom House, on Wabashaw street, in the city of St. Paul, in said district, (tie place of holding said court) to satisfy the sum Of two thousand three hundred fifty-two 76-101 dollars (}'2.352 76-100), found due the complainant by the said decree, with interest and costs, the following described real estate, to-wit.: All those tracts or parcels of land lying and being in the county of Chlppewa and state of Minnesota, described as fol lowb, to-wit.: A strip of land six (6) feet In width off of the north side of lot eleven (11), and all of lot twelve (12) in block "X" in Montevideo, according to the plat thereof of record in the office of the Register of Deeds in and for said county. Dated St. Paul, Jan. 30, 1884. WILLIAM A. SPENCER, Master in Chancery. C. H. Lee, Solicitor for Complainant febl-7w-frl £7iC^e^czA/2sr SILA/ER BELL BANJOS LYON & HEALY, STATE and MONROE ST., CHICAGO, Will sendpropaldto anyaddrec*theirnhutrttKlPrle* List Of XiAteat Style Banjoa. Just the instrument for Picnics, Camping Parti**, Sum mer Even! nfrserenad es, etc. Now the rag* f & b»<*c cod*, tj. Prices m 3 and uDward*. - . "We can make it to your interest to trade with us at any season of the year, particularly at this sea son, as we are cleaning out the balance of our winter stock at low prices. Being for anything in our line* We are enabled to offer a large assortment and lower prices than smaller houses can do. We make a specialty of Chil dren's Clothing, Latest Bats, Finest Clothing, Best Furnishing Goods.