The Democratic Leaders and Their
Failure to Secure Unity of Action
in the House.
Some Correspondence Relating to the
Issuance of Patents for Land by
the U. P.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washington, March 2. —This week ends
the third month of the Forty-eighth congress,
and still the public business is drifting along
as lazily as if the session would last a year.
The set of man who came into control of the
house by the election of Carlisle, have shown
no special capacity for leadership, and if any
thing is accomplished from day to day, it is
because some men has a spasm of energy
that carries through the particular measure in
which he happens to be interested. The
dominant party has taken noaction in caucus
■ or elsewhere to give intelligent direction to
the overwhelming Strength of the Democratic
party in the house by the selection of men who
shall be recognized as leaders on the floor,
.-barged with the duty of watching their
political adversaries, and ready at any mo
ment to rally the majority against them. No
definite plans have been formed for the
guidance of the majority, and upon no im
portant question can it be relied upon to
poll its full strength. The chairmen of the
several committees are absorbed in the spe
cial work assigned to their committees, and
instead of co-operating so that some oue of
the important matters of legislation
may be attended to each day,
each chairman looks out for his own
committee bills and the rivalries lead to the
contentions wasteful of time and injurious to
Mr. Morrison has been ironically dubbed
"Pusher" Morrison, but his share in the
work done the past three months on the floor
has been insignificant. He is wrapped up
in the business of the ways and means com
mittee and his leisure moments are devoted
to suspicious thoughts about Randall's in
tentions. It is true that Le has undertaken a
herculean task in proposing to pass a low
tariff bill through the house and has some
brothers to depend upou on the Democratic
end of the committee, but it is all the more
necessary that he, as the official leader of the
house, should have initiated a movement to
bring his party into better discipline. The
Republicans present a marked contrast to thu
Democrats in this respect. They move to
gether as one man. They generally follow
any prominent man of their number whom
chance or choice temporarily brings to the
front. They did this recently in
the unjustifiable filibustering against
fixing a day to consider a particular bill. One
of their leaders started the dilatory proceed
ing, and the rest followed, although half of
them disapproved of it. The Democrats were
helplessly held in check for sixteen hours
by day and night because they could not rally
a fraction of their seventy majority.
Mr. Randall devotes his attention to the
affairs of the appropriations committee. He
excels all other men in the house in his
power to control it by his wealth of parlia
mentary knowledge and expedients and
resolute boldness, but the house is organized
to advance political theories of which he does
not approve, and he does not seem inclind to
lend his aid in keeping the business of tbe
house up to the mark or keeping the
party in harness. He and Morrison do
speak as they pass by, but there is no cordi
ality in their communion. The bee is in
their bonnets. It has been said a hundred
times by men who are jealous or suspicious
of Randall that he has held back the
appropriation bills for the purpose of inter
fering with the egg upon which Morrison
has been incubating for several weeks.
The fact is that two of the appropriation
bills-have been held back by the two Repub
licans who had charge of them, Mr. Keifer
and Mr. Horr. Keifer might easily have
brought in the military academy bill by the
middle of January, for it had already been
prepared by Mr. Townshend, but Keifer
may be excused because his attention
was distracted by certain ' important
investigations by congress in which he had a
personal interest. Mr. Horr was delayed by
the magnificence of the schemes of himself
and Mr. Ellis for improving the coast de
fenses, by which they ran up the fortification
bill from a total of $600,000 to $3,500,000.
The naval appropriation bill was delayed
by the absence of Mr. Hutchins and others.
The same is true as to tbe other appropria
tion bills, but the chief reason for holding
back some of them is to be
found in another direction. It is
understood that notwithstanding the ease
witb which Randall sandwiched new and
untried men between old and economical
statesmen in framing his sub committees, he
bas discovered that some of the Democratic
committeemen are inclined to revolt against
the economical policy of himself and Mr.
Holman. They are, in fact, disposed to be
almost as lavish as the Republican commit
teemen, and Randall and Holman are
obliged to proceed very cautiously to avoid
giving the RepuHieans practical control of
the committee. Holman, Townshcnd,
Forney and Hutchins are the only
Democrats that he can rely upon to vote to
keep appropriations within the ■ limits of
necessary expenditures and refuse to listen
to the numerous schemes of the departments
to get larger allowences. Hancock is an easy
going old gentleman who troubles himself
about nothing. Elles, Follett and Burns are
disposed to be as liberal with the public
money as Keifer, Calkins, Hon- and Wash
burn. Cannon and Ryan are safe men in
the opinion of the economical gentlemen, that
is to say they are as likely as any
Republicans to hold the purse strings tight.
The debate on the naval appropriation bill
will be resumed to-morrow after the call of
states for the introduction of bills.
The senate will listen to eulogies to-mor
row upon the late Congressman Haskell of
It is understood that the Republicans will
endeavor, when the Morrison tariff bill comes
up, to strike out the enacting clause in which
venture they hope to enlist a sufficient num
ber of protection Democrats to insure success.
If this shall be accomplished there will be no
low tariff legislation at the present session.
F. G. Winston and Gen. Rosser, wife and
two daughters, all of Minneapolis, arrived at
THE CONGRESSIONAL LIBRARY.
The congressional library bill which passed
the senate, provided for the acquisition by
purchase or condemnation, of one or the
other of two tracts of land fronting the capi
tol grounds. Each of these tracts contains
one rectangular and two triangular blocks,
one of these tracts lying north of East Capitol
street and the other south. The two tracts
are counterparts of each other, one being
divid.d by A street north and Maryland
avenue, and the other by A street south and
Pennsylvania avenue. Exclusive of street
Hpaces, which would be vacated of course, if
the tracts were taked by the government, the
northern tract contains 226,137 square feet
and the south tract contains 228,423 square
feet. Adding the street spaces each of these
tracts wculd contain .nearly eix acres. The^
senate bill appropriates $550,000 for the pur
chase of one of these tracts. In the northern
tract the assessed valuation of the grounds is
$42S,413, and of the improvements $121,100:
total $249,513. The assessed value of the
south tract is $114,596 for the ground, and
$197,547 for the improvements, and yet so
far are the assessed valuations here as else
where below the market value that Gov.
Ordway, of Dakota, who owns much of this
property says he does not believe that the
government can get either one of these
tracts either by purchase or condemnation
THE SEED BCSIXESS.
This great and beneficent government is
now actively engaged in getting ready for
the spring planting. Superintendent Long
ley has seventy-five men and women en
gaged in putting up seeds for congressmen
to distribute aiuoug their constituents. The
department of agriculture raises none of
these seeds itself. It buys them, puis them
up in small packages and gives them away.
Most of the vegetable seeds and grains
are bought in this country,
only choice varieties being bought
abroad, but the flower seeds are imported
from England and Germany. By law two
thirds of all the seeds bought by the depart
ment of agriculture go to members of con
gress. The other third, the department of
agriculture distributes among its regular cor
respondents *and the public. The depart
ment has two thousand regular correspond
ents scattered all over the country, there
being as far as practicable one correspondent
iu each county in the United States, and
these correspondents make monthly reports
to the department of the plants and crops
raised from government seeds. Last year
the department distributed in round num
bers 2,000,000 packages of seeds, and this
season it will distribute a much larger quan
[Western Associated Pres*>.|
WA,sniX0T0X,Mar.2. —Representative Con
verse has announced that he will move to
suspend the rules to-morrow under the priva
lege allowed to individual members the first
Monday of each month and ask for the con
sideration of his bill providing for an in
crease on the duty on wool. If the house
decides to consider the measure, Hurd
will strenuously oppose it.
The grand jury yesterday reported to the
court that they had examined witnesses in
regard to the alleged unlawful acts of Belva
A. Lockwood, in connection with the prose
cution of the pension claim of one Jane
Dorsey, ant- 1 had ignored the charge. A
similar action was taken in regard to the
charges against N. W. and 8. C. Fitzgerald
for violating the revised statutes in con
nection with the pension claim of Rachel
Representative Willis intends asking for a
consideration of his bill recently favorably
reported from the committee, which provides
for an annual appropriation for ten years
to aid common school education.
Mr. Morrison will report to the ways and
means committee, on Tuesday the action of
eight of the Democratic members of the com
mittee on his tariff bill. Until then, he says,
he cannot tell definitely when the bill will be
reported to the house. If the members of the
committee ask for additional time to con
sider the measure, Harrison says it will be
granted. The Republican members of the
committee contemplate preparing a minori
ty report. They say that such a report can
be prepared within two or three days after
the meeting ou Tuesday, when they will be
notified of the action of the Democratic mem
The course of legislation in the senate this
week promises to be commonplace and dull.
LAXDS FOR PATENTS.
The following correspondence is self ex
Department of the Interior, Washington,
March 1. —Dear Senator: I enclose herewith
a statement from the commissioner general
of the land office, concerning the matter you
mentioned the other morning. I return
herewith the newspapers. Very truly yours.
(Sismed.) n. M. Teller.
To Hon. James G. Fair, United States
Department of the Interior, General Land
Office, Washington, February 29. To the
Hon. H. M. Teller, Secretary of the Interior.
Sir: Referring to certain items contained in
several newspapers, informally referred to
by you, to the effect that the Central Pacific
Railroad company has applications for pat
ents for large amounts of land in Nevada, of
of many months standing, in this office, to
which it has been unable to se
cure attention, and that the
issue of such patents are delayed, I have
to-say, that there are no lists of selections of
land in Nevada, awaiting patents in this
office, aside from the selections in the Sac
ramento, California, land district, amount
ing to (50,514 acres,suspended until examina
tion is made touching the mineral character
of the land. The only lists of the Central
Pacific selections, pending in this office are
as follows: Marvsville, California, selected,
Oct. 23, 1883, 16,104 acres. Sacramento,
California, selected, Jan. 14, 1884, 3,798
acres. Salt Lake City, Utah, selected, Feb.
4, 1884, 78,400 acres. The rule is, not to
patent, any lauds for five months after selec
tion, so as to give time for possible claims to
appear of record, so the said company has
no lists on which tbis office can
act. The only other lists upon
which action can be taken at the proper time,
five months from selection, are of the Union
Pacific lands in Nebraska 318,000 acres.
Large amounts have been selected by the
Kansas Pacific, the Northern Pacifie, the
New Orleans Pacific and other companies,
but action on the selections have been sus
pended, because of the proposed legislation
by congress touching the grants. On the ex
change of sections, so as to get the Central
Pacific lands in a compact form, a suggestion
which is mentioned favorably in one of said
papers, could not be made under the existing
laws, the grant being of alternate odd num
bered sections only. Said papers are here
with returned. Respectfully,
Through a Hole in the Ice.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Jerseyville, 111., Feb. 2.—A large crowd
of whites and blacks witnessed the immer
sion of ten colored converts of the Baptist
church, in Burke's pond this afternoon.
Rev. Lewis Coleman, of Springfield, officiat
ed, assisted by Deacon Hunter. The pond
was covered with a sheet of ice three inches
thick. A hole was made in the ice large
enough for the performance of the baptismal
ordinance, and the candidates were con
ducted one by one until all had gone down
into the water and were immersedin the name
f the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The
ceremony was interspersed with singing con-"
ducted by the brethren and sisters on the
shore.- Some of the novitiates were exceed
ingly happy, others were timid and afraid..
After the baptism they were conducted to a
tent near by, their clothing dripping wet.
The class consisted of four children, two
girls and two boys and six adults, four men
and two women. After the baptism a coven
ant meeting was held at the church.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.J
Chicago, March 2. —Among the arrivals
from the northwest to-day were the follow
T. F. Bullard, Bridgewater, Dak.; F. B.
Hart, Minneapolis; A. S. Kennedy, Minne
apolis; S. Bloom, Deadwood, Dak.; S.
Entman, La Crosse; and F. H. SkilliDg.
Mankato. All at the Palmer House. ,
ST. PAUL, MINX., MONDAY MOP.NING, MARCH 3. 1884.
CONDITION OF TRADE.
Rigolo's Caustic Remarks on the
Detrimental Effects of the Extensive
Coinage and Accumulation
Nothing Particularly Attractive in the Out
look for Improvement in the
[Special Telejjram to the Globe. 1
New York. March 2.—In the Wall street
column the Sun will say to-mrorow: "Wall
street had another sensation in Saturday's
Delaware &. Lackawanna corner which was
the fourth within a few months. The
result this time will probably not
be any better than it was in the
case of the Jersey Central, the Michigan Cen
tral and the Northern Pacific corner. No
body bas lost much but everybody has got
disgusted once more, while those who engi
neered the corner could not move anything for
the stock tumbled down again at the close
of the day aud all trade in it will probably be
killed. The corner makers will thus have to
carry their holdings without the slightest
chance to dispose of any part of them
for a long time to come. The
only peculiarity about the new
squeeze is that it did not originate with pro
fessional manipulators of stocks but with a
pool composed mostly of outsiders, among
whom are mentioned the names of several
leading dry goods merchants. In
going into the Lackawanna pool these
gentleme n were probably actuated
by th* dull and unprofitable condition of
their^egitimate busiuess, but they will soon
be mtVde to feel that Wall street is no place
for them, especially if they are not satisfied
with a little quick gambling against the
bank, but want to become scientific dealers
A great clement in the future value of
stocks will probably be the issue of the silver
question. There are many people who over
rate its dangers, as there
are others who under-rate them.
According to the opinion of Assistant
Cashier Acton there is no emminent danger
in the situation. Conversing the other day
on this subject he said: "If they are going
to continue coining two millions of silver
dollars a month we shall some day have so
much silver coin that it
will drive gold out of the vaults
and make of it a common article of mer
chandise subject to all the fluctuations of the
market. We have now to take all the silver
that is brought to us by the custom house or
anybody else, while we cannot
make anybody take it unless he
is willing to do so. We have disbursed barely
$20,000,000 of silver certificates in the last
eleven months, and those went mostly west
aud will soon return again. In the same pe
riod of time we paid out to the
clearing house over $175,000,000' in
gold. It is not true that we
have had, as has been reported, any discus
sion with the clearing house in regard to the
proportion of gold and silver in our pay
ments. We pay them always in gold unless
they ask for silver, but how long we
shall be able to do so depends upon
the coinage and the balance of trade. If our
grain and other products are exported, gold
will remain at home. If not, it will have to
go abroad, and ultimately we shall remain
with a much more than comfortable propor
tion of silver on hand.
The Chicago market is down again and
there seems to be no prospect that the crazy
speculators will be able to put up the prices
of breadstuffs. The visible supply of wheat
is decreasing, but very slowly while the
visible supply of corn is increasing.
Chicago alone has in store at
present 6,000,000 bushels of corn and 13,
000,000 bushels of wheat. At the time of
J. R. Keene's famous corner there was not
half that amount of wheat in Chicago. The
price was put up to §1.36 a bushel and a
week or two later it was
down to SO cents. As the spring
advances grain will be forced out of the ele
vators and must be exported and yet that
can only be done at the price
at which Europe is willing to pay for
it, which is vastly different from the price
demanded by Chicago speculators. Their only
hope now is that the bears will oversell the
market, and thus give them a chance for an
Oats are in a more critical condition than
either wheat or corn. The crop was immense,
but Europe does not demand any, while at home
everybody is anxious to feed out the unsal
able soft corn as fast as possible. Rejected
corn sells now only two or three cents higher
than oats, and, naturally, nobody wants to
use oats for feeding purposes when corn can
be got at nearly the same price.
Some of the Largest Business Houses
in Utica, N. Y., in Ashes.
Utica, N. T., March 2.—A fire discovered
this morning early, in the new shoe manu
factory of H. J. Holbrook & Co., on Catha
rine street, proved the most destructive in
the history of Utica. The Holbrook build
ing, M. B. Delong's furniture house and
James Rockwell's clothing house, Catharine
street; M. C. & E. D. Comstock's large
storehouse on the Erie canal, the Utica City
National bank; Newell <& Sons,
paper and glass dealers; the Utica
Observer building and office, Comstock Broth
ers' wholesale house, C. H. Sayre's hardware
store, and Edward Martin's gas fitting and
plumbing store, from Nos. 109 to 123 inclu
sive, on Genesee street, were entirely de
stroyed, with most of the contents. The
Utica Observer saved its files, and little else.
The weather was intensely cold. Assistance
was rendered by the fire departments of Little
Falls, Rome and Whitestown. The flames
caught in the First National bank building,
across Catharine street, and in
cargos on the west side of Genesee
street, but were extinguished with
small lo«s. Buckley & Co. and H. Barnard's
Sons, whose stores extend through from
Genesee to Catharine streets, were damaged
by water, several thousands. S. S. & M.
Peckham,stores and mica adjoining Delong's
building was damaged somewhat, but in
sured. The building was full of furniture
none of which was saved. Loss, $50,000; in
surance, $22,000. H. J. Holbrook &, Co.,
loss on stock and building, $80,000 to $100,
000, insurance $70,000. The building was
new, 65. by 130 feet, and five stories.
James Rockwell & Co., 4
and 6 Catharine street, manufacturers
of clothing with a full stock on hand. The
building and contents were wholly destroyed
Loss on stock, $110,000; insurance, $35,000;
and $10,000 loss on building, almost covered
by insurance. The Utica City National
bank building was destroyed. Loss, $12,000;
fully insured. Water was poured on the
safe all day, and the contents are believed to
be intact. N. C. Newell & Son, wall paper,
paints, brushes, etc., have a loss on stock of
$55,000; insurance, $40,0*00. Comstock
Bros., M. C.- and E- D., druggets and gro
cers, 115 and 117 Genesee street, had
<_ total loss on buildings
and contents of S1S5.00Q. Insurance,
$110,000. Chas. H. Sayre, 110 and 121 Gene
see street, hardware, had the building and
most of its contents destroyed: loss $37,000;
■ insurance $26,000. The losses above noted,
added to the many others, make an aggre-
I gate of $800,000; insurance, $450,000. The
j Observer will find accommodations in the
i office of the Weekly Globe. The safe of the
City bank contains securities of a million in
value and a large cash balance. The busi
ness houses which were burned already have
found temporary quarters.
Further Particulars of the Battle of
Teb, and the Taking of Tokar.
Gen. Gordon's Doings at Khartoum—The
Porte and the American Treaty.
THE MARCH OX TOKAR.
Sr.vKiM, March 2. —The British troops en
tered Tokar at noon on Saturday. A few j
shots were exchanged with the enemy, when
4.000 rebels holding the town fled. Osman j
Digtna is encamped eight miles distant from
Suakim. A battle with him is expected when
the British return to Suakim from Tokar.
All reports commend the steadiness with
which the British moved on Teb. The
square in which they advanced to the battle
was never* broken. The determination and
bravery of the rebels are shown iu the fact,
that when they were charged by the cavalry,
great numbers threw themselves upon their
backs on the ground, and speared the horses
of the troopers as they dashed over them.
The inarch to Tokar was accomplished in
four hours from Teb. The hussars scoured
the country and kept up a desultory skirmish
ing with the enemy, who retired in a disor
ganized march in the direction of Tamanieb.
The Arabs lost 1.100 men, dead, on the field
at Teb, besides guns and other munitions.
The whole camp, inc.uding .'175 tents and
many camels, was taken. The condition of
the camp showed that the Arabs relied upon
being victorious. General Graham sends
part of the Tokar garrison to Trinkitat, and
destroys the fortifications. He will then
march to Tamanieb, where he will convoke
the sheikhs of the friendly tribes, and those
submitting to him, to make arrangements to
keep opeu the route between Suakim and
going to rocm ania.
Paris, March 2.—Prince Napoleon has de
cided to postpone his American tour with his
son Victor. He intends to send the prince
to Ruuuiauia to serve iu the Roumanian
Coxstaxtixople, March 2.—The porte has
refused the French ambassador permission to
establish at Beyrout a French college, on
the ground that public instruction would in
terfere with the rights of the government.
The minister 6ent indignant protests to the
London, March 2.—The railroad official
insist upon an inspection of all baggage left
at terminal stations. Meetings of the Irish
organizations in London and the province
to-day were watched by Irish detectives.
Nothing unusual was discovered.
LIKELY TO PROVE A FAILURE.
Cairo, March 2.—The government is con
vinced that Gen. Gordon's mission will fail,
and his life be put in imminent peril. They
offered Abd El Kader Pasha, minister of war,
under sanction ot Baring, the British min
ister, the governorship of Khartoum. Abd
El Kader refuses the office, unless Gen. Gor
don assent* R- rdon has ordered Col.
Stewart, commander of the expedition sent
up the White Nile, not to attack the natives
unless attacked by them, but to try and nego
tiate with Sheikh Buggar, so as to have time to
go to Khartoum. If that Sheikh prefers
to fight, he will precipitate a rising of all the
tribes of Darfour and Kardofin and attack
Khartoum. Nubar Pasha, prime minister,
under the influence of the British minister,
has suppressed the BosphoreFgypUtn, the lead
ing journal in Cairo. Giraud, editor, who
recently received the decoration of the legion
of honor, appealed to Barrcre, the French
consul general, protesting that the only
charge against him is that he denounced
with energy the faults of English rule.
THE DYNAMITERS TO BE EXPELLED.
Paris, March 2. —The French government
have decided to expel from France all sus
REAPING HIS OWN SOWING.
London, March 2.—Cornwallis West, in a
letter to the Times, says the time has come
for England to demand of a friendly govern
ment protection from the attempts of
O'Donovan Rossa and his blood thirsty crew.
The German newspapers, referring to the
dynamite outrages in London, say, England
is now reaping the fruits of her hospitality
of the anarchists and cutthroats from all
parts of the world.
THE NEWS SENT TO GORDON.
Cairo, March 2. —The garrison found at
Tokar numbered seventy men and were half
starved, and the remainder joined the rebels.
The bodies of Morice Bey, Surgeon Leslie
and four other Europeans, killed in the route
of Baker Pasha's troops, were found at Teb
and buried. Sir Evelyn Baring telegraphed
the news of to-day;s victory to Gen. Gordon,
and used the Arabic language, that the news
might spread all along the line. Baker
Pasha's wound is not serious. It is believed
that Osman Digma's power is broken.
London, March 2.—Isaac Todhunter, the
well known mathematician, is dead, aged
AN INFERNAL MACHINE.
Berlin, March 2.—A box containing clock
exploded work in the postoffice at Green to
day, and one official was severely wounded
THE AMERICAN TREATY.
Constantinople, March 2.—The porte de
clines to accept Minister Wallace's view, that
the treaty with America was not denounced
at the proper time. The porte maintains the
legality of the denunciation, thus making
the treaty expire on June 4. The govern
ment is willing, however, to let the existing
tariff remain in force till the negotiations
with the other powers are concluded. It
grants America, in the new treaty, the same
advantages accorded to other countries.
DOINGS AT TOKAR.
London, March. 2.—Admiral Hewitt led the
marines in the attack on Teb. The surgeons
behaved nobly. Queen Victoria has sent a
telegram congratulating the troops on the vic
tory. Gen. Graham telegraphs as follows: To
kar is relieved.. The rebels had held the town
since February IC, oppressing the garrison
and inhabitants. The rebels have fled to the
mountains. The rebel guns at Teb were
served by Egyptian soldiers. The Arabs at
Hodeida have declared in favor of El Mahdi.
The governor telegraphed to Sinnaar for
troops. After the battle at Teb Baker Pasha
and Admiral Hewitt returned to Suakim.
The soldiers and sailors heartily cheered
Baker Pasha, who -was so severely wounded
as to be unable to walk. The veterans who
took part in the battle say they never met a
more resolute foe. The enemy's trenches
were found completely filled with corpses.
BRADLACGH'S OPINIO** OF NORTHCOTE
London, March 2.—Bradlaugh has sent a
letter to Northcote, charging him with having
violated the law, in having had Bradlaugh
excluded from the house of commons, and
that the act, Bradlaugh says, was mean and
spiteful, and unworthy of an English gentle
AN IMPRACTICABLE SCHEME.
London, March 2.—The first declarationon
the part of the Irish National league, in op
position to Henry George's land scheme, was
made at a meeting at Cork, on Sunday, at
which the scheme was declared impractica
ble, j *-~v .
I THE PROVISION MARKET.
Last Week's Business Shows a Mater
ial Falling Off and an Unset
; A General Erport Demand and a Disposition
Among Home Buyers to Purchase for
Pressing Needs Only.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, March 2.—Howard, White & Co.
review the provision market as follows:
'•There are few new features to note in the
market for hog products, and certainly none
of any special interest. Trading in all
branches—speculative, shipping and dis
tributing—has slackened very materially.
The feeling, in a general way, during the
past week was somewhat unsettled and the
fluctuations in prices were frequent
though not partaking of a
very wide range. Speculative buyers were
not inclined to do much business, notwith
standing the receipts of hogs were light and
the quality poor, the manufacture of product
small, and the stocks gradually decreasing.
Sellers displayed a little backbone at times,
sufficient to break down prices temporarily,
but the inquiry from the short interest was
sufficiently urgent to check any serious
decline. A good proportion of the specula
tive trading was. in settlement or in
transferring contracts ahead, and
as the difference in prices of
some of the deferred deliveries being nar
rowed considerably some operators were in
clined to take advantage of the situation.
The shipping demand was meagre in the
aggregate, and an exceedingly limited num
ber of orders for round lots were provided
for. Early in the week the market exhibited
a little strength, and prices were slightly ad
vanced on the leading speculative articles.
The offerings were increased somewhat,
being encouraged by the weakness in
the hog market and prices gradually receded
to inside figures on all the leading articles,
yet the lowest figures of the week previous
were not reached. Toward the close the
market was steadier again and finally closed
at about the medium figures of the week. In
view of the large decrease in the packing of
the west —much larger than generally anti
cipated—there is less disposition manifested
to sell the product for future delivery and the
uncertainty of the supply of hogs for packing
purposes during the summer makes buyers
timid about taking hold.
Operators have been'"evening up" their
trades to some extent, and evince a desire to
wait until the deliveries on March are made,
the stocks on hand made public, and the
final returns of the packing compiled. Ship
pers are not inclined to much business, the
Lenten season interfering with trading to
The receipts from the interior were moder
ate and the shipments were fair and widely
distributed. The exports from November 1
are now about 30,000,000 pounds less than
for the same time last season.
The foreign demand for hog products was
extremely, high during the past week, very
few orders being received. The stocks
abroad are understood to be moderate but
this is regarded as the quiet season of the
A little inquiry prevailed for lard, and a few
small orders for special cuts of bacon were
provided for. Advices from Liverpool indi
cated a weak feeling in that quarter, and
quotations were reduced is. 3d. on lard nnd
[email protected] 6d. on bacon during the week. The
Continental markets also are weak. The
exports continue moderate, and a good per
centage of the consignments are in first
The domestic demaadforhog products was
moderate during week just closed. The
orders received were generally for small
quantities, indicating that merchants in dis
tributing markets are inclined to pursue a
conservative course and only take sufficient
product to supply necessary wants. Orders
from the south were moderate in nnmber and
size and generally limited to figures below
the views of sellers which checked business
to some extent. The shipments iu
that direction have been rather free, how
ever, but it was largely of product which had
been detained here on account of the floods
in the Ohio valley. Trade with the Pacific
coast markets was comparatively light, and
chiefly for special articles. Orders from
Canada were rather small, but there i3 a lit
tle more inquiry from the lnmber districts.
The demand from the eastern markets was
moderate, and orders generally from interior
points was only to meet pressing wants.
WHO SHALL BE CHIEF.
A Lively Squabble in the Indian Ter-
ritory for the Chieftianship of
the Creek Nation.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.J
Little Rock, Ark., March 2.—An Indian
territory special says: The decision of Sec
retary Teller in the contest betwean Spiachee
and Perryman for the chieftianship of the
Creek nation, has created a sensation among
the Creeks. Perryman, to whom the office
was awarded, has, as yet, taken no decisive
steps and it is said, he will be prevailed upon
to abandon his claims and submit them to
the will of the people at a new election. If
this be done ali the trouble may
be adjusted as with a full
and free election and fair count
all factions must be satisfied and there can
be no ground for complaint. If Perryman
takes the office a sort of guerrilla war must
follow. It is claimed that both the Chioste
and Spiachee parties will oppose him. Al!
kinds of rumors are afloat in regard to the
future course of these chiefs, Chioste and
Spiachee. Secretary Teller is loudly de
nounced for his decision. Many
Creeks hold that it is un
just and contrary to the result of the
September election a shown by the ballots
there cast. Many charges are made against,
Teller, all of which are no doubt groundless
and inspired, by factional parties. In
dian Agent Tufts believes there will
be no serious trouble and is doing all in his
power to allay the bitter feeling. At
O'Kundgee, the capital, and in the precincts
which gave Spiachee and Chicater large ma
jorities the feeling is intense [and resistance
to Teller's descision is openly
discussed. Some favor bringing
the matter before both houses
of congress, if that be possible, and others
say Spiachee, having already been sworn in
as principal chief, should be kept in office by
armed force. From the fact that the Creek
nation has been kept in a state bordering on
civil war for some eight months past con
cerning the question of the chieftaincy, it is
difficult, at this writing, to find any grounds
upon which to base a prediction as to their
possible outcome. Good citizens deplore the
existence of the troubles, and are hoping
that no more lives will be sacrificed.
Levees not Broken.
New Orleans, March 2.—A dispatch from
Capt. "Wm. Campbell, of the steamer Ed.
Richardson, dated Natchez, says the re
ports telegraped from Vicksburg, that the
levees at St. Joseph and Hard Times had
.broken, are untrue.
Remarkable Showing: as to the Pros
perity of Northwestern
The Property of Xorthicestern Roads.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.)
Chicago, March 2.—No section of the
country has a more auspicious record than
the northwest in the matter of railroad
growth, and in some instances, also the
southwest, even as this is the territory which
has sustained the greatest development by
immigration and settlement during the
last few years. That the Northwestern is
now paying 7 per cent, regularly on its com
mon stock, while a few years ago it paid
nothing; that the St. Paul is doing the same
thing, and that the Santa Fe is
paying ti per cent,, after having
been embarrassed subsequent to the crisis
of 1S73 are indeed evidences of great prog
ress. But what is chiefly important is that
not only in these instances, but with almost
all other roads in the territory, dividends are
now paid on a vastly increased amount of
stock. Reference is sometimes made to the
eastern trunk lines and the comparatively
large capital upon which they are reported to
earn dividends. The Jsew York Central pays
dividends on £89,500,000 of stock, the Penn
sylvania on $9-2.250,000, the Lake Shore
on $50,000,000, etc. But the western
lines are becoming distinguished in the same
way and bid fair to outstrip even the eastern
lines ere long. The Burlington has a stock
now of about $70,000,000; the combined
stocks of the Northwestern amount io
$40,000,000; those of tue St. Paul to $47.
000,000; the Rock Island has $42,000,000
and the Santa Fe $57,000,000, all
of these pay large dividends, and all have a
capital many times that of a decade ago. The
most significant feature of the whole matter
is that there has been a growth of business
suiiicicnt to sustain dividends on such large
amounts of stock, not to speak of the
heavy additional amounts of lands.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Mareh 2.—F. E. Hinckley, gen
eral manager of the Chicago, St. Louis &
Western railroad has issued the official an
nouncement of the purchase of the Chicago,
Pekin aud Southwestern. The general offi
ces will be at once removed from Joliet to
Chicago, taking up their quarter, in the First
National Bank building. Albert Crocker
late receiver of the Chicago, Pekln & South
western has beeu appointed superintendent
of the Chicago, St. Louis _ Western, with
his office at Strcator, 111. James V. Mahoney
has been appointed freight agent, B. T.
Lewis ticket agent, and H. S. Rotlley auditor.
Ail correspondence in relation to cars aud
car accounts should be addressed to F. E.
Fight font Road.
• [Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, March -.—There is a lively fight
in progress between two New York syndicates
for the possession of the Muskingum couuty
railroad oue of which is rejjresented by Presi
dent S. L. Rooney, ot the Bellairc, Zanea
ville _ Cincinnati road, aud the other by,
Albert E. Boone, president of the Black
Diamond system. The former have
been fighting the latter since the Black Dia
mond enterprise was first organized. In
order to prevent further annoyance tiie Black
Diamond people offered Ut puachiise the
Muskingum Company road, agreeing
to pay *?125.000 for It.
The property was at the time'
leased to the Zanesville road, but through the
disclosure of some alleged crockedness in
the lease a majority of the voters in the coun
ty were convinced that the Zanesville had no
right to it, and took steps to
have it sold to the Black Diamond
syndicate. To this end a widely signed pe
tition was sent to the Ohio legislature pray
ing for an adjustment to meet their views.
Should the prayer be granted the Black
Diamond company will at once purchase the
Muskingum county road for $125,000.
A CHURCH SCANDAL.
Trouble in Parson Newman's Church
Over the Administration of
the Lord's Supper.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New York, March 2.—The fight in Parson
Newman's Madison avenue Congregational
church is growing more interesting. The
sacrament of the Lord's supper waa admin
istered this morning, during which a great
deal of bad feeling was de
veloped. At a meeting of the deacons
the friends of Dr. Newman stated that they
had heard that the friends of Dr. Reuney
would refuse to partake of the communion at
the hands of the deacons on the other side of
the house. For that reason Dr. Newman
asked that the communion be postponed un
til after the settlement of the difliculties, in
order that a scandal might be avoided. The
proposition was voted down by a party vote
of four to five, the majority being the friends
of Dr. Renney. The majority held that the
postponing of a solemn sacrament that had
been solemnized with punctuality
and regularity for twelve years would
be demoralizing. Deacon Cummings
sat at the communion table this
morning preparing the cakes of bread. Dea
con Foster, of the Newman party, went up
one of the aisles tendering to the commun
icants the bread which he earried. Mrs.
Cummings, wife of Deacon Cummings,
declined to partake. Several others in
different part3 of the house did likewise. It
is said that as many as twenty-five declined
in all. This action raised a sensation, and
after the service many of the members re
mained and a somewhat bitter discussion
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St. Paul, February 29, 1884. \
Sealed bids directed to the President of the
Board of Education of the city of Suint Paul, will
be received by the Board of Education, at the of
fice of the LTon. Joseph Oppenheiin, President of
said Board, No. 173 and 177 East Fourth street, lu
■aid city until Friday, March 14,1884, at 5 o'clock
p. iu., for the erection of the following
School Buildings, separately:
Neill School, Rice School, Harri
son School, Addition to the
Adams School, and Addi
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There being two distinct piano with accompa
nying specifications for the Xeill school and bids
may be made on either or both separately.
Plaus and specifications of the above buildings
can be seen at the otlice of the architects, D. H.
Millard and A. F. Guager, Esqs.
All bids must be accompanied by a bond with
two responsible sureties of at least 20 per cent,
of the gross amount of each bid, conditioned that
in case the bid is accepted by the Board of Edu
cation, the bidder will enter into a contract with
said Board to perform the work in accordance
with the plan- and specifications and for the price
mentioned in his bid.
The Board of Education reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
By order of the Board of Education,
Secretary, pro tem.
Note : A further bond with responsible sureties
to be approved by the said board, will be required
of the successful bidder upon contracting in the
full amount of his contract, conditioned for the
faithful performance of his coniract, in accord
ance with the plans and specification, and for the
amount of his bid and for the payment of all just
claims for all the labor or work performed and
materials furnished for or on account of said con
tract. Fifteen per cent, of all preliminary esti
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completion of said contract.
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