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MARKETS FIRMER, With Slight Fluctuations, But Still the Day Was the Dullest for Months'. The Provision Market Simply Para lyzed by the "Bio: .[•• - Pork Easy at a Decline. Wheat Dull, but With a Firmer Feeling Pre vailing—Cattle in Better Demand- Sheep Fairly Active. An Improvement and Gain in StrenRth in Willi Street, with the Bulls Ahead. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 29.—It has been the dullest day on 'change known for months. This will be readily understood when it is seen that the fluctuations of May option was con fined within the following limits: Wheat %c; corn ' 4 e: pork 32>£c; lard 10c, and ribs7^c. This was owing somewhat to its being the c using day of the month and Friday, some what to the continued cold weather, but more to the discrimination of both sides of the market to increase tlr.ir lines while everything and everybody is in such a pivotal state. The operations of the "big four have completely paralyzed the provision market, and their baleful influence has flowed over into other pits. They are now operating singly, or sometimes training in pairs, and hence local speculators are but little affected by their movements, but the outside world does not know this, and hence is chary of risking any venture against "loaded dice or manipulated deals," as the co-operative movements of Nat Jones, N. P. Ream, Char ley Singer and Jack Cudahy have been un kindly characterized by some of their com petitors. Wheat was dull and at times the pit was almost, deserted, but the cold weather and re ports that the winter wheat fields in Kansas and Northern Missouri were bare of snow, and the "plant" likely to sustain severe dam age from freezing, caused a firm feeling at the opening. A few buying orders also came from those sections, the feeling of which in connection with covering by the shorts, who were rendered uneasy by the low tempera ture, enabled sellers to secure an advaucc of K@%c per bushel over yesterday's last sales and the advantage was sustained at. the close of the morning session. But aside from the frost scare, as above slated, and statements ments that New York exports of wheat and its equivolent in flour were equal to 105,000 bushels of the former, the influences were adverse to an advance, Liverpool and London markets being quoted weak and dull. Advices from southern and central portions of the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa represented the plant well protected by snow, and there was little disposition to take large lines by the class of operators whose presence as buyers has a tender . V to increase confidence in values. No. 2 Keened at 97-^c; May sold at 97J£@98 on spot, closing firm on change at $~%@%. The feature of dealings was the increased percentage of .Tune business. An unusual quiet pervaded the corn pit but prices were steady. What little specula tive business was transacted was almost en tirely on local account but few outside orders being received. Receipts were little smaller and 24 per cent, suspected contract. Ship pers bought moderately of lower grades. For eign advice were unfavorable. Prices varied but slightly and closed about same as closing figures on 'change yesterday. No. 2 was in higher request, and ear lots, dated February 20, and since sold at 53%@53%c, closed at about 53%c. Receipts dated February 10 to 25, inclusive, were quotably }-£c less—this being the difference in storage to carry into May. Winter storage is quotably l^e less than those dated 26th and since. High mixed was quiet, and sold at 53%c for gilt edge re ceipts. Rejected was ' quiet at 42, 1. new mixed at 49c, and new high mixed 50' 4 c. Sample corn is in good shipping request and the market is steady for no grade and reject ed, while new mixed was easy. There was less real poor corn among arrivals. No grade sold at 35ej)2.)}.£c for common to very choice; mainly at 42@43c; rejected sold at 44>^(a> 4S)4c; largely at : _;'@47c; new mixed sold Chiefly at 49c, with a few cars at 50c. New high mixed at 51c. Ear corn was dull and mostly poor corn, which is very dull—a few cars sold at 41c. On the board there was some spasmodic selling by Field, Lindley & Co. and Geddes. "Deacon" Hobbs put out a few blocks which were popularly supposed to be for the account of Comstock. Oniy 305,000 bushels were traded on call. There was a moderate business transacted in the market for hog products, but largely of a speculative character and in more deferred deliveries, Operators appear to be trans ferring their contracts ahead as much as pos sible. The feeling was somewhat unsettled and prices ruled irregular and lower in all eading descriptions. Offerings were not very large and the demand was fairly active especially from local shorts. The shipping demand continues limited and generally small quantities were called for. The re ceipts of hogs . were not very large and the market was weak and prices were 10@20e lower, which had an in fluence on the course of the market for the product. Foreign advices were unfavorable and Liverpool quotations were reduced 9d on lard and Is on bacon. Eastern markets were easier in a general way. Receipts of the product were light asd ship ments moderate, trading fairly active in the market for mess pork early in the day, but ruled rather quiet during the latter part of the session. The market opened rather easy at 15@20c decline, but under the influence of a good demand from the shorts, prices advanced 25@30c. Later an easier feeling prevailed and prices settled back 5@10c and ruled steady to the close. Shipping inquiry was light and cash lots were quotable at $firstname.lastname@example.org. ' Lard and short ribs followed pork, although the demand was limited to covering contracts for future delivery. There was a marked in crease in the attention paid to June. The settlement price for overplus lard deliverable on March contracts, has been fixed at $9.42 J^. On curb there was a tendency toward abetter felling, and closings were: May wheat 97>£c; corn, 57^c; pork, $1S.00; lard, $9.70; ribs,' $9.32. A. M. Wright & Co. say: "Markets on »change are destitute of new features calcu lated to largely influence prices in either di rection, and the volume of business trans acted was about the smallest of any day this month. "Trading was also largely between local operators, and so far as it regards pro visions it is generally conceded that business In speculative articles Cor future delivery his been killed by the innnipui.-.lors of the. 'big four,'which, as, stated yesterday, have dis gusted legitimate dealers and induced them to keep out of the deal until prices are based more nearly on commercial principles than • they have been during the past two months." Robert Lindblom "■& Co. say: "We are disposed to be passive it our views as to the ! next thirty days, but this is all we can con i cede to the bull side." Driver received a terrible bear dispatch from Fraley of St. Louis which ran that the 1 balance of trade was against us; that wheat would go to 90c. sure and perhaps to 85c. and that corn would go lower than any "bear" could ever dream of, etc. Some were thoughtless enough to ascribe the stronger feeling on the curb to these St. Louis prophecies. Milmine, Bodman & Co. say in their cir cular to-night: "The milling demand in Ohio and Indiana is getting quite urgent now, and local shippers findinggood markets at home at prices 5@10 per ccent. higher than can be realized by shipping to regular markets, and it is quite generally believed now that interior mills must soon draw their supplies from stores at centre of accumula tion. But this same talk has been current for sixty days, and is still a conjectured and a far fetched bull argument." Shepard & Peacock say: "Until this market shows greater inducement we appre hend outside speculation will continue in its lethargic state." Crittenden & Harvey say: • "We would rather buy wheat at these prices than sell it, as the short interest is large and growing less confident, owing to the steadiness of the market." . McCormick, Kennedy & Day say: "We advise buying wheat for the present on every little break." The flour, market was very slow and quiet. Shippers are not buying, and local jobbers are merely buying an occasional lot. The feeling is steady, and former prices adhered to; spring wheat flour sold at $email@example.com; good to choice soft spring wheat, $firstname.lastname@example.org, and Minnesota bakers', at S4.email@example.com. Patents ranged at ?firstname.lastname@example.org, and some brands .were held higher. Low grades are quotable at £2.00(«) 3.25; rye flour, $email@example.com; buckwheat flour, dull at $5.00 per barrel for choice. Receipts of cattle at the yards to-day foot up 5,200, or about the same number as last Friday, but there is an increase so far of about, 600, as compared with the correspond ing period last week. The market is under light receipts here and in St. Louis, and a better demand in New York, opened active with an advance of 10@15c on shipping and dressed beef cattle, making the. advance as compared with Wednesday, the lowest day thlis week, equal to 15@20c. Estimated receipts of hogs for the day were 10,800, or 3,000 less than last friday, and for the week so far about 23,000 less than for corresponding period last week. The market again opened dull and weak, the first sales showing another decline of 5@10c with but few regular buyers and no speculators on the market. One of the packing firms was buying lights and skips for the first time this season. Rough packing hogs sold at $firstname.lastname@example.org; fair to good at §6.60@$6.75; shippers at §G.S0@6.90; and best heavy at $email@example.com. A few Philadelphias made $firstname.lastname@example.org. Receipts of sheep for the day were 3.000, or 800 to 900 more than last Friday, while for the week the increase is about 6,000 over the corresponding period last week. The market is fairly active at steady range of price, in fact a few loads of best made a shade more money. Some western that had been held here for several days, for which at one time salesmen could not get over $5.75 or So.80, were to-day sold for $6.00. '•' The general mar ket is steady and prices firm. Chicftffo Financial. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, Feb. 2!).There was the nsual call at the banks to-day for loanable funds which were in sufficiently plentiful supply to go around. The highest grade of call loans were made at 5;i@G per cent, and ordinary business time pa per at Q lA®7 per cent. It is reported that the Merchants Loan and Trust company were on the street to-day trying to buy $500,000 worth. For eign exchange was firm at $1.85 Y s for sixty days documentary sterling. Associated bank clearings were $5,002,000 against $6,774,000 yesterday. NEW YORK. [Special Telegram to the Globe. New YoiiK,Feb. 29.—There was no change for the better visible when business opened this morning. A few properties made slight gains but there was a lack of support, and it looked as though the leaders in the late up ward movement had forsaken the cause, for a time, at least. There was a spurt in West Shore bonds about midday, and the market generally looked brighter all around. There was quite a fight in St. Paul during the morn ing and preferred was depressed also. Business was well distributed, with total transactions up to noon of nearly 400,000 shares. The coal stocks were firmer, with heavy trading in Delaware & Lackawanna. Grangers and Union Pacific came next. The sudden collapse of yesterday was not forgot ten, and operators were somewhat skeptical snd slow to believe that the improvement to day was but covering by shorts who ap peared dissatisfied in the strength exhibited in many stocks which they had disposed of during the earlier hours. It was quite evident before the day ended that there was purchasing for long account as well. There was excellent buying of West Shore bonds at least, with indications that they will go still higher. The whole market showed consider able strength, and prices were about at their best when the exchange closed. About $1,100,000 in gold was engaged for ship ment to-morrow. Slayback and the room traders were sellers of the list. Vanderbilt brokers were buying Lake Shore, and were heavy buyers of Lackawanna. Mark Strong & Co. were buyers of Lnion Pacific. Granger stocks were suspiciously steady, St. Paul hold ing between 88%" and 89 with large trans actions. Dividend stoeks were strong all day, noticably Rock Island and Chicago, Bur lington & Quincy, and there seemed to be quite a demand for Northwest and Lacka wanna. There was good investment buying of Omaha preferred in the afternoon. Van derbilt is reported to have said this morning that he has not sold a share of stock this week, and that he has full confidence in the situa tion, and that the bears who sold Lake Shore so heavily yesterday, will be unable to cover without loss. The Eastern Storm. New York, Feb. 29.—The storm which swept the Atlantic coast last night and to-day was severe along the New England coast. Many smaller crafts were driven ashore but the crews were rescued as far as is known. Westerly winds made the tide so unusually low at Sandy Hook, that the steamship Ar cassian grounded in entering port, but later floated uninjured. In ' the interior of the state the snow interfered with the running of trains. In Newport harbor the steam tug Cohasset, attached to the United States train ing ship New Hampshire, struck on a rock not known to exist. The accident was caused by the water being blown out of the harbor. Montreal, Quebec, and St. Johns, N. B., report fierce snow storms and a block ade of trains and country roads. £g Holstein Cattle Imported. Boston, Feb. 29.— steamship Boston City, from Loudon, brought ninety head of choice Holstein cattle for breeding , purposes. Loss to Strikers. Fall River, Mass., Feb. * 29. — The direct loss to operatives since the strike be gan is $100,000.; ST. PAUL, MINN., SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 1834. WASHINGTON. Gov. Dingley Expresses His Views on the Danger of Overcoin age of Silver Dollars. A Minority Report on the JlcPherson Bill Relative to National Bank Circulation. A Commission to Examine the Jetties-The Manning-Chalmers Contest- Special Telegram to the Globe.] Washington, Feb. 29.—The naval appro priation bill, which comes up in the house to morrow, will occasion a lively debate, and members of both political parties will be on hand in force. It is believed that all amend ments will be voted down, and the bill pass ed substantially as reported from the appro priations committee. THE CHALMERS-MANNING CONTEST. A communication from the department of justice to Representative Muldrow, of Mis sissippi puts a new phase upon the^contested election case of Chalmers against Manning, of Mississippi. Manning claims that Chal mers was an officer of the United States at the time he was voted for for congress, and is therefore, disqualified from taking'a seat in congress, even if he had not been elected by frauds at the ballot box. Chalmers denies that he is disqualified for that reason or that he was elected by fraud. Muldrow, of Missouri, wrote to the attorney general in quiring whether Chalmers was in the em ployment of the government. The attorney general has replied that Chalmers was em ployed, and presented two bills for services as attorney, one of which was paid and the other disallowed; that Chalmers has not re signed and is still employed by the government. It appears that although Manning has a certificate of election he has little hope of being seated, and aims to induce the committee on elec tions to recommend that congress remand the contest to the people for a new election. SURVEYING THE SOUTH PASS. In compliance with the recommendation of the secretary of war and chief of engineers the committee on rivers and harbors have agreed to report a bill appropriating $6,000 , for the survey and examination of the channel at the south pass, of the Mississippi river, to ascertain whether Captain Fades has maintained during the current fiscal year the depth and width of channel contracted for; also an appropria tion of $2,100 for the establishment of water gauges and to pay the expense of daily obser vations of the rise and fall of the lower Mis sissippi river and of the Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas rivers during the year ending June 80, 1884. The committee will ask that these appropriations be made immediately available. NATIONAL BANK CIRCULATION. A few days ago the committee on banking and currency reported favorably on McPher son's bill in relation to national bank circu lation, which passed the senate last Monday. The bill provides that upon any deposit of interest bearing bonds any national banking .. association . -fhall i-be-,'..entitled to receive circulatin g notes equal in amount to the par value of bonds deposited, provided that at no time shall he total amount of such notes issued exceed the amount of the paid up capital stock of the association. It also gives gold banks the same privilege. A minority of committee have asked leave to submit dissenting views, and Mr. Buckner says he will submit the following reasons for objecting to the bill. Mr. Miller, of Texas, and Mr. Yapels, of Michigan, concur with him. He says the bill has a . tendency to put millions of dollars in the pocke^ of the holders of 4 and 4J^ per cent, bonds of the Un ited States. These bonds have already largely advanced in their market price since the meeting of congress and the discussion of like measures, which not only has saved to the people, in interest on public debt, mil lions of dollars as compared with notes of banks, and furnished a circulation acceptable to the entire country and * but for rivalry of banks would long since have been adopted as the sole paper cir culation of the United States. Thereouirhttobe no difference in opinion as to the policy of the government in issuing entire credit cir culation, so long as it continues to issue one half of it, and does not propose to distrust the greenback part of the circulation. DANGERS OF SILVER COINAGE. Gen. Dingley, of the banking and currency committee, in reply to an inquiry as to the probable effect of the continued coining of over valued silver, said, "There can be no doubt that if the present policy is continued long enough that mischievous results will surely follow. It is impossible in the long run to make a silver dollar, intrinsically worth only eighty-five cents, circulate side by side with a gold dollar .worth 100 cents. For the time being the redemption of the silver-dollar instead of gold for government dues keeps the silver dollar and silver certificates in limited circulation, and prob ably will be so until the balance of trade turns against us. Then look out for trouble." "Do you look upon the present shipment of gold as making the beginning of a steady drain of that metal?" • "No, I don't. I see nothing in the present condition of trade to warrant the supposition that-gold is to continue to leave us to a great extent at present. The balance of trade is in our •favor and is not likely to turn against us this year. The treasury has about $143,000,000 in it and they will likely continue to advance under its operation. It sacrifices the interests of the tax payers of the country to the necessities of bank circulation by neces sarily advancing the price of bonds, which the treasury will be compelled to purchase at the market price within three or four years, thus adding largely to the burdens of taxation. PERSONAL. Col. T. C. Power and Mr. Conrad, of Helena, and James E. Bogue, of Sioux City, have arrived. Senator Sabin went to New York to day. . , Wm. Merriam and Horace Thompson, of St. Paul, .have arrived from the south. C. N. Nelson, H. M. Cannon and S. R. Stimson, of Stillwater, are here. [Western Associated Press. | Washington, , Feb. 29.Representative Nichols has been instructed by the. house committee on military affairs to make an ad verse report on the bill providing for the per petuation of the offices of general and lieut. general of the army. INTERSTATE COMMERCE. The house committee on commerce has agreed to report Representative Stewart's bill to regulate interstate commerce, and to provide for the appointment of a commis sion. An amendment to prohibit pooling has been added to the bill. Each member of the committee, while assenting to the propo sition to report,' reserved the right to suggest amendments when up for consideration V in the house. .,■".■ . • " I ■;!, The bill provides in the transportation of property the charges shall be "reasonable ;' for such service, that there shall be no- discrimi nation in the transportation of , freight, that it shall be unlawful to allow any rebate, and, that pooli- under any" circumstances shall j ; be unlawful. The bill also provides • for '• the; appointment of a commission,:, to consist of three members to • investigate eomplaints, and if satisfied, that the act has been, vio lated, the commission is required 'to notify the company to cease its .' violation. If - the company fails to comply with the decision of the commission r within six days, it shall be required." to show : cause why it should not be - enjoined' and' restrained -from the continuance of such violation. you're ■ ANOTHER. The attention of Mr. Nimmo', chief of \ the bureau on statistics, was to-day called to the statements made at Ottawa/ yesterday, by John Lowe, secretary *j of | the department of agriculture, Canada, in regard to the statis tics of Canadian immigration into the United States, published by the bureau. Nimmo de clared these statements utterly false and scandalous. John Lowe, he says, has put forth sililar outrageous statements every year for the last four years,' and the collectors of customs along the northern frontier have, time and again, proved them malicious false hoods. With respect to the affidavits ' from the collectors of customs at Port Huron and Fort Gratiot, said to have been submitted by Lowe, impugning the accuracy of- the state ments of the bureau of statistics as to Cana dian immigration, Nimm» said he tele graphed the collector of customs at Port Hu ron to-day, asking for information, and the collector replied, he had made no such affi davits. springer's committee. Paul Strobach, Alabama, . was before Springer's committee to-day, explaining his accounts while deputy marshaL .He said he was in the office only five or six weeks, and during that time had made but four accounts amounting to $250. The alleged overcharges in his office did not amount to more than $35 or $40 in his department. Strobach tes tified that he had made charges against many other officers for rendering false accounts, amounting to thousands of dollars, yet they were not prosecnted. Special agents,he said, had been sent to prosecute him upon the charge, involving, according to their claim, not more than $40.. The whole power of the department, he asserted, was • turned upon him, and all his prosecution was prompted by malice. • A dinner given. At the dinner given Polk, - at Wormley's, by Senator Parr, the following notables were guests: Secretaries Lincoln, Teller and Chandler, Postmaster General Gresham, At torney General Brewster, Lietenant General Sheridan, Senators Anthony, Bayard, Beck, Butler, Colquitt, Cullom, . Farley, George, Hale, Ingalls, Jones of Florida, Jones of Ne vada, Palmer, Piatt, ' Pugh, Hill, Logan, Sherman, Wilson, Williams and Vest, Jus tice Miller and General Beale. interfering with employes. A gentleman who called upon the presi dent yesterday, stated to him that certain subordinate officers of the postoflice depart ment in a western state, bad expressed a fear of their removal in case they advocated his re-nomination, because the senator who controls the patronage of that state is him self a candidate for the presidency, and claimed their allegiance and. assistance. The president said he was surprised to hear this, and hoped it was not true, ne believed every citizen, whether he was in an official position or not, was entitled to the right and privilege r> to fairly express his preference, and work for the nomination of his favorite, so fir as he could do so, without interference his ' official duties. "' He further said -tiveiy- employe of the government should be protected in the exercise of the widest political liberty. No postmaster or other official had a right to dictate to any subordinate what they should do, or who they should favor, for the presi dency or any other office. Every postoflice clerk or carrier had the same privilege of favoring and working for his candidate. He preferred that his superior officer bad, and would, in all cases be protected in the ex ercise of that privilege. The secretary of war has still on hand $40,000 of the $500,000 appropriated for the relief of the flood sufferers, which will be used for purchasing such additional supplies as may become necessary. DISMISSED FOR nAZING. Navel cadets, S. H. Jastrcmski, Fred Parker and J. W. Maxey, have been dis: missed by the secretary of ! the navy for casing. . MISCELLANEOUS. The secretary of the treasury has given notice that the department will redeem the bonds embraced in the 126th call, prior to maturity, May 1, with interest to date of presentation. INCREASE OF PENSIONS. Representative Matsou, chairman of the. committee on invalid pensions, has prepar ed a report to accompany his bill, providing for the increase of pensions to soldiers' widows and dependent relatives, from $8 to $12 per month. The report says, the total number of widows and dependent relatives of soldiers of the late war, now on the pen sion rolls is 72,130, the number of claims which will probably secure pensions is 33, 603, the number of widows of soldiers of 1812, together with the claimants who will probably receive pensions 18,000. The total number of pensioners whose rates will be in creased by the bill Is estimated at 124,333 and the aggregate annual increase of pensions of $5,967,984. The re port says, [lowing to the age of those who will be affected by the bill, the pensioh list will rapidly decrease. POSTAL APPROPRIATION. The postoflice appropriation bill, as pre pared by the committee, appropriates for compensation to postmasters $10,500,000, and provides that no salary of any postmas ters shall exceed $4,000 per year. The post master general was authorized and directed to readjust the compensation to be paid from and after July 1, 1S84, for the transportation of the mails on railroad routes, by reducing the compensation to . all railroad companies, 5 per cent per annum, below the present rates, computed on the basis of average weight. This provision hnd all the general provisons of the law. touching the rate of compensation to railroad companies for transporting mails, are made applicable to all companies whose railroads were constructed, in whole or in part, by subsidies in bonds and public lands granted by the United States. It is provided that com panies whose road were constructed by a land grant made by congress, on condition that the mails should be transported at such a price as congress should direct, or on con dition that such railroad should be subject to . such regulations as congress might impose in restricting the charges on government transportation, shall receive only, fifty percent, of the com pensation authorized by the act toother rail road companies for a corresponding service. The use of official envelopes is extended to all officers of the United States government, not including the members of congress, and to all official mail matter of the Smithsonian institute. This feature does not apply to pensions agents or other officers who receive a fixed allowance as compensation for their services, including the expenses of postage. The aggregate appropriation recommended by the bill is $45,261,900. The estimates for 1885.were $50,062,189.';,-'. ,,'--.;>. '• BURIED WITH MILITARY HONORS. The remains of Gen. E. O. C. Ord, arrived at Washington this morning and were buried in Oak cemetery with military honors.. AMERICAN PRODUCTS ABROAD. ' Senator Plumb offered a resolution. in the senate to-day, which .was agreed .to calling on the secretary to furnish the senate all in formation in his '„* department ° derived^ from foreign representatives of the United States or otherwise regarding the amount of wheat, corn, rye;-: and - cotton produced and con ; sumed in foreign countries for a i period cov ering several '% years c back, and especially (KInbE. "'-:/•■.' . ■.': ,' ' * ' '". J "whether political or other j complications . are ; likely to occur in the near future calculated : to influence ' the -market value of American products or their coal.' The sub-committee of the house elections committee decided to report the Manzanare ; Luna contested election case, New Mexico, in favor of Manzanare, and unseating Luna, the present delegate. /V;'." "': CASUALTIES. A Verdict of Accidental Drowning in the Morse Inquest. A Broken Kail Causes Destruction— Fires. THE ENGIXEEE KILLED. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 29.—A passenger train on the Illinois Central railroad ran into a freight at Tougaloo station this morning, killing Engineer Fred Fielder. No one else was injured, The engine and a number of box cars were wrecked. ACCIDENTAL DROWNING. New York, Feb. 29.—The inquest in the case of Salmi Morse closed to-day, with the verdict "accidental drowning." Miss Black burn was again on the stand to-day. She said she was the daughter of Judge Black burn, of California, and was married in 1875 to Harry J. Norton, in Virginia City. Her husband died five years ago in Leadville. She had not married since. Mary, a maid of the inn made famous by "Tom" McGivney, testified she was at the Cosmopol itan theatre, * and was requested by Miss Blackburn to wait and see her home. She did so, and followed her and Morse home. The latter opened the door and went upjstairs with Miss Blackburn. I There was a light in. the latter's room. McGivney was admitted by her sister. Shortly after his entrance a noise was heard up stairs, and witness was told by her sister to go up stairs and see what the trouble Mas. She went up stairs with a lighted lamp in her hand. She got frightened before she reached Miss Black burn's room, however, and started to go back, when McGivny came to the kitchen door and asked her to come in. She entered the room, could not have seen McGivney because there was no light in the room. The later said he wanted her to go into the in ner room and see what was going on, but she did not. Witness saw Miss Blackburn com ing from the inner room in her night dress. O'Sullivan, ex-Minister to Portugal, testified to knowing Morse, and said later, to a re porter it was at Miss Blackburn's instigation that such a rigid examination into the cir cumstances had been made. BDRXED TO DEATH. Lama, Mo., Feb. Lawrence Clement, a farmer, living near here, was burned to death early this morning in a fire which con sumed his dwelling, hi.'-.i- TUG DAMAGED. Boston, Feb. 29.—While New York par ties were experimenting on the' tug boat, Mattie Sargent, with a combination of alcohol and water, for use as fuel, some 500. gallons of alcohol, poured into the boiler, took fire, and resulted in Slo.OOO damage to the vessel, which falls upon the owners of the new sys tem. FATAL FIRE. Philadelphia, Feb. 29.—A fire broke out about 7 this evening, in Rodgers' lamp, oil and crockery store, South Second street, said to have been caused by an explosion of coal oil.' The flames spread rapidly, and Philip B. Kelly and wife, t who occupied the/ third, floor, found their escape" cut oil,' and jumped from the window to the pavement. Mrs. Kelly had her skull fractured,' and her hus band his ankle fractured. DIED FROM EXPOSURE. PiEADiNo, Pa., Feb. 29.—Jeremiah Van Rex, age 69, and worth $100,000, left home in Amity township, 15 miles below Reading, early this morning, to drive to the city in a buggy. The long drive against the cold wind chilled him. The carriage arrived at the hotel, but he failed to move. Van Rex was lifted from the carriage, and was just able to walk into the hotel, where he fell over with a groan. He was carried up stairs where he lingered in an unconscious condi tion till 1:20 p. m., when he died. A BROKEN RAIL. Montreal, Feb. 29.—A broken rail caused the through train from Boston to leave the rails near Iroquois, on the Grand Trunk. Tnree first class coaches and a sleeper were turned completely over. A passenger, nam ed Warner, was seriously hurt, and his wife badly bruised. Others were slightly injured. A FATAL MISTAKE. Savannah, Ga.,Feb. 29.—In Bryan county, Sheriff Zittraner, and a party of friends went deer stalking. A young man mistook the sheriff for a deer and shot him dead. A PANIC IN a CHURCH. St. Louis, Feb. 29. —Great excitement oc curred in St. Patrick's . Catholic church to night, by the bursting of a steam pipe, which was used for heating the building. The church was crowded, about 1,000 people being assembled. A panic ensued and a wild rush was made for the doors, but luckily only • one person was seriously injured. A lady fainted and was badly trampled on. Newhall House Monument. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Milwaukee, Feb. 29.—The committee hav ing in charge the erection of 'a suitable monument over the graves of the victims of the Newhall house disaster who are buried in Forest Home cemetery, held a meeting last evening and awarded the contract for furnishing the monument accord ing to the design of H. O. Avery, the New York architect whose plans were accept ed, to Brown, McAllister & Co., of New York. It is expected the. monument will cost about §6,000, exclusive of the founda tion. By the terms of the contract it is to be finished next July, .when it will be set in place. The working plans have already been sent to the New York sculptors, whose bid was the lowest. The design of the monument, while not very elaborate, is quite handsome. It will be a stately column of Maine granite about twenty-four feet in heighth and octagonal in liape, and on it will be inscribed "To the memory of those who perished by the burning of the Newhall house, January IS, 1883." The names of victims will be cut in the monument near the base. It will be placed over the graves of twenty four of the 100 victims of the fire, whose bodies were unclaimed. \\ Repudiate Fenianism. . | Special Telegram to the Globe.] Winnipeg, Feb. 29.— Fargo dispatch to-night is a base fabrication of some one who knows nothing of the Manitoba agita tion. Our grievances are of only a few months growth, and have nothing to do with encouraging Fenianism. Strike Ended. Pittsburg, Feb. 29.—A telegram re ceived at the headquarters of the amalgamat ed association, from Milton, Pa., says, the strike of the puddlers of the Milton Iron company against the 10 per cent, reduction, ended to-day, the men returning at the old wages.- - - The Mint Product/ Philadelphia, Feb. 29.— coinage at the mint for February , aggregated $1,179, 800, of which 1,100,000 were silver dollars. . Work Stopped., :. •; Boston, Feb. 29. —The navy yards has stopped , all work in the construction; depart ment. FROLICSOME FRESHMEN, How they were Euchred ont of a Feast by the Sophomores at Cornell. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Ithaca, Feb. 29.—One hundred and fifty freshmen of Cornell university are gnashing their teeth here to-night. They, made elab orate preparations for a big class supper to be served up by. a Rochester restaurant keep er by the name of Teall, but by a very adroit arrangement the sophomores secured the ban quet on its way here and appropriated the spread themselves. The facts are as follows: "The sophomores held a class supper in Elmira one week ago to-night and were annoyed not a little by freshmen taking their programmes and at tempting to kidnap. some of their number. To retaliate the sophomores laid a very ingenious scheme whereby the freshmen would be deprived of their feast which was to occur to-night. The sophomores to the num ber of nearly 100 took an afternoon train for Trumansburgh,about twelve miles from here, stopped the caterer with his load of delica cies, and having secured the Opera house there for a banquet hall, made sad . havoc with ' the luxurious repast which was to have tickled the freshmen's palates. The sophomores represented them selves as ' freshmen, and succeeded com pletely in deceiving Teall. Thirty-five fresh men left here this evening to secure, if possible, the supper, but they found that the sophomores had secured the coveted prize and were engaged in devouring it, first having taken ' precautions to picket over a dozen policemen. So complete has been the success of the scheme laid by the sophomores that the freshmen, while they are boiling over with wrath, cannot help but admire ths keenness and shrewdness of their older student brothers. The '87 men had garrisoned a house last night and had placed a guard of nearly fifty men over their class officers to prevent kidnapping by the 'S6 boys, so that the caper of the sophomores to-night was an _ entirely new movement and hence a great surprise to the freshmen. The doings of to-night will be the'cause of much trouble hereafter among the two shore named classes. The freshmen vow that they will revenge this heartless act by doing all in their power to molest and annoy the sophomores when the latter take their trip down the lake in the spring. Class feeling is quite intense to-night, and rustica tions will be the order of-the day before mat ters between the classes are placed on an amicable footing once more. Opera House. Burned. On. City, Pa., Feb! 29.—The Opera house caught tire from the furnace at midnight and was totally destroyed. The Blizzard office and KeJlogg block adjoining are also burning, but it is thought can be saved, although bad ly damaged. The Opera house is owned by Keynoldsville & Prope, and cost $50,000. The building was erected by a man named Love, whose avowed object was to reform the drama and who. sacrificed $40,000 in that vain endeavor. Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 29.— fire at Lattr rinburg to-day burned the stores of Black & Shaffer, W. W. Fry,Northrup& Co., L.A Mon roe, Crouch & Bro., L. Parker, and D. 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