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WASHINGTON. The Democratic Leaders and Their Failure to Secure Unity of Action in the House. Some Correspondence Relating to the Issuance of Patents for Lund 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 carrie- through the particular measure in which he happens to be interested. The dominant party has taken no action in caucus ir 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, charged 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 iv the spe cial work assigned to their committees, and instead of co-operating so that some one 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 party discipline. .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 thai l.c has undertaken a herculean task in proposing to pass a low tariff bill through the house and has some brothers to depend upon 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 the Democrats iv 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 the 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 Raudall 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 billsHiave been held back by the two Repub licans who had charge of them, Mr. Keifcr 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 tile schemes of himself and Mr. Ellis for improving the coast de fenses, by which they ran up the fortification bill from a total of §000,000 to §3,500,000. The naval appropriation hill was delayed by the absence of Mr. Hutehius and others. The same is true as to the 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 with which Randall sandwiched new and untried men between old and economical statesmen in framing his sub committees, he has 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 Republicans practical control of the committee. Holman, Townshend, 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. Eiles, Follett and Burns are disposed to be as liberal with the public money as Keifcr, Calkins, Horr 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 Kansas. 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. Q. Winston and Gen. Rosser, wife and two daughters, all of Minneapolis, arrived at Wilard's to-night. TnE 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 dividid 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 takedby 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 cix acres. The senate bill appropriates §550.000 for the pur- j chase of one of these tracts. In the northern tract the assessed valuation of the grounds is $428,413, and of the improvements §121.100: ; total §240.513. The assessed value of the south tract is §114.590 for the ground, and $197,547 for the improvements, and yet sol 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 for §550.000. THE SEED RCSIXEsS. This great and beneficent govern.nent is now actively engaged in getting ready for the spring planting. Superintendent Long ley has seventy-five men and women en quired in putting up seeds for congressmen to distribute among 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 aaiieulture 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 in 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 tity. [Western Associated Pros?. | W.\snixoTox.Mur.2. —Representative Con verse has announced that he will move to suspeud 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 wiil 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, and had ignored the charge. A similar action was taken in regard to the charges against N. W. and S. C. Fitzgerald lor violating the revised statutes in con nection with the pension claim of Rachel Amison. school appropriation. 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. TARIFF EEPOBT. 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 say-, 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 he 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 on Tuesday, when they will be notified of the action of the Democratic mem bers. The course of legislation in the senate this week promises to be commonplace and dull. LAXDS FOX PATENTS. The following correspondence is self ex planatory: Department of the Interior, Washington, March I.—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. (Signed.) 11. M. TELLER. To Hon. James G. Fair, United States senate. Department of the Interior, General Land Office, Washington, February 29. To the Hon. 11. 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 mouths 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, laud district, amount ing to (10,514 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: MarysviUe, California, selected, Oct. 23, ISS3. "10,104 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 lands 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 this 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 Pacitle, 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, S. Harrison, Acting Commissioner. Through a Hole in the Ice. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] JERSETVTLLE, 111., Feb. 2.—A large crowd of whites and blacks witnessed the immer sion of ten colored converts of the Baptist church, iv Burkes 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 iutothe water and were immersed in 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. Northwestern Arrivals. I Special Telegram to the Globe. J Chicago, March 2.—Among the arrivals from the northwest to-day were the follow ing: 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, MIXX.. MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1834. CONDITION OF TRADEJ Rigolo's Caustic Remarks on the Lackawanna Comer. ' i Detrimental Effects of the Extensive Coinage and Accumulation of Silver. Nothing Particularly Attractive in the Out look for Improvement in the Grain Market. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] New York. March 2.—ln the Wall street column the Sun will say to-inrorow: '-Wall street hud another sensation iv Saturday's Delaware & Laekawaiina 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 Las 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 and 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 gentlemen were probably actuated by the dull and unprofitable condition of their legitimate business, but they will soon be made to feel that Wall street is no place for them, especially if they are not satisfied with a little quick gambling against the hank, but want to become seientitic dealers themselves. A meat element 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 Lashier Acton there is no emmiuent 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 lluctuations 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 canuot 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 and 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 Bilver, 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 he 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 0,000,000 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 wheal in Chicago. The price was put up to $1..'30 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 other corner. Oats are in a more critical condition than either wheat or corn. The crop was immense, but Europe does not demand an v. 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. DESTRUCTIVE CONFLAGRATION, Some of the Largest Business Houses in Utica, N. V., in Ashes. ITtica, 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 W rhitestown. 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 fidl of furniture none of which was saved. Loss, §50,000; in surance, $22,000. 11. J. Holbrook «fc Co., loss on stock and building, SSO,OOO to $100, -000, insurance £70,000. The building was new, 05. 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, §85,000; 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, §40,01)0. Comstock Bros., M. C: and E. D., druggets and gro cers, 115 and 117 Genesee, street, had a total loss on buildings and contents of §185.000. Insurance. 8116,000. Chas. H. Sayre, lilt and 121 Gene see street, hardware, had the building and most of its contents destroyed: loss §37.000: insurance 526,000. The losses above noted, added to the many others, make an aggre gate of $SO0,000: insurance. §450.000. The Observer will find accommodations in the 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 quarter-;. theWworld. 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 SEARCH OX TOKAR. SUAKTM, March 2. —The British troops en tered Tokar at noon on Saturday. A few shots were exchanged with the enemy, when 4.0U0 rebels holding the town fled. Osman Digma is encamped eight miles distant from Suakim. A battle with him is expected wh. 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 iiever| broken. Tin; determination and bravery of the rebels are shown iv 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. Tiie march 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 iv the direction of Tamanieb. The Arabs lost 1.100 men, dead, on ttie field at Teb, besides guns and other munitions. The whole camp, inc.udiug !575 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 open the route between Suakim and Berber. GOIXG TO KOUMAXIA. PARIS, March 2.—Prince Napoleon ha 3 de cided to postpone his American tour with his son Victor. He intends to send the prince to Roumauia to serve iv the Roumanian army. A REFUSAL. COXSTAXTIXOPLE, March 2.—The po~te 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 sent indignant protests to the sultan. STRICT WATC'U. Loxnox, March 2.—The railroad officia's 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 AbdEl Kader Pasha, minister of war, under sanction of Baring, the British min ister, the governorship of Khartoum. Abd El Kader refuses the office, unless Gen. Gor don assents ''• 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 BospfioreFgyptien, 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 pected dynamiters. REAPING UIS OWX SOWING. Lcxnox, 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 ol O'Donovan Rossa and his bloodthirsty 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 XEWS SEXT TO GORDOX. Cairo, March 2. —The garrison found at Tokar numbered seventy men and were hall 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. Bakei Pasha's wound is not serious. It is believed that Osman Digma's power is broken. OBITUARY. Loxnox, March 2.—lsaac Todhunter, the well known mathematician, is dead, aged sixty-four. AX IXFERXAL MACHIXE. Berlix, March 2.—A box containing clocl exploded work in the postoffice at Green to day, and one official was severely wounded THE AMERICAX TREATY. Coxstaxtixople, March 2.—The porte de clines to accept Minister Wallace's view, thai 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. II grants America, in the new treaty, the same advantages accorded to other countries. DOIXGS AT TOKAR. Loxdox, 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 10, 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 Siunaar 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 OPIXIOX OF NORTHCOTE Loxdox, 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 man. A.X IMPRACTICABLE SCHEME. Loxdox, March 2.—The first declaration on 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. .-"<«•**. ITHE PROVISION MARKET. i j Last Week's Business Shows a Mater ial Falling Off and an Unset tled Feeling:. A General Export 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: i '"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 lluctuations in prices were frequent though not partaking of a very wide range. Speculative buyers were not inclined to do much business, notwith j standing the receipts of hogs were light and I the quality poor, the manufacture of product small, and the stocks gradually decreasing, i Sellers displayed a little backbone at times, : sufficient to break down prices temporarily, I 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. Parly 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 iv 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 some extent. 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 year. 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 sind ls.@ls. 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 hands. The domestic demaad for hog products was moderate during week just closed. The orders received were generally for small quantities, indicating that merchants iv dis tributing markets are inclined to pursue a conservative course and only take sufficient product to supply necessary wants. Orders from the -outh were moderate in number and size and generally limited to figures below the views of sellers which checked business to some extent. The shipments in 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 is 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^riALTBTCHIEF. 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 betweon 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. AS 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 Chieater 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 he 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 I broken, are untrue. TRAFFIC MATTERS. Remarkable Showing as to the Pros perity of Northwestern Railroads. Tlte Propprtii of SorthirrstrrH 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, aud that the Santa Fe is paying 0 per cent., after having been embarrassed subsequent to the crisis of l>>7:j 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 larsre capital upon which they are reported to earn dividends. The New York Central pays dividends on $89,500.000 of stock, the Penn sylvania on the Lake Shore on $50,000,000, etc. But the western lines are becoming distinguished in the same way aud hid fair to outstrip even the eastern lines ere long. The Burlingtou has a stock now of about £70.000,000; the combined s of the Northwestern amount lo £40.000.000; those of tne St. Paul to $47. -000,000: the Rock Island has $4-3.000,000 and the Santa Fe $57,000,000, all of these pay large dividends, and all have a capital inauy times that of a decade ago. The most significant feature of the whole matter is that there has been a trrowth of business sufficient to sustain dividends on such large amounts of stock, not to speak of the heavy additional amounts of lauds. llaili-ouil Purchase. [Special Telegram to the Globe.) CHICAGO, March -J.—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 and Southwestern. The general offi ces will be at once removed from Joliet to Chicago, taking up their quarters in the Firsl National Bank building. Albert Crocker late receiver of the Chicago, Pekin cc South western has been appointed superintendent of the Chicago, St. Louis & Western, with his office at Streator, 111. James V. Mahoney has been appointed freight agent, B. T. Lvwis ticket agent, and 11. S. Rod icy auditor. All correspondence in relation to ears and car accounts should be addressed to F. F. Hinckley. Tit/lit for v Itnittt. t [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, March 2.—There is a lively fight in progress between two New York syndicates for the possession of the Muskingum count;, railroad one or which i-- represented by Presi dent S. L. Rooney, ol the BeUaire, Xunr ville iV Cincinnati road, aud the other bv t Albert E. Boone, president of the Black Diamond system. The former have been fighting the latter since the Black Dia moud enterprise was first organized. In order to prevent further anuoyauce the Black Diamond people offered to puachase the Muskingum Cctnpany road, agreeing to pay $125,000 for It. The property was at the time! leased to the Zancsvillc road, hut through the disclosure of sonic alleged crockedness in the lease a majority of the voters in the coun ty were convinced that the Zauesvllle had no right to it, aud took steps to have it sold to the Black Diamond syndicate. To this end a widely signed pe tition was Bent 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 Yokk, March 2.—The tight in Parson Newman's Madison avenue Congregational church is growing more interesting. The sacrament of the Lord's supper was 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. Renney 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 difficulties, 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 hud 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 carried. Mrs. Cummings, wife of Deacon Cummiugs, declined to partake. Several others in different parts of the house did likewise. It is said that as many as twenty-five declined in all. This action raised a sensation, arid after the service many of the members re mained and a somewhat bitter discussion ensued. CLOTHIERS. B. O. P. C. EL §"W e 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 ridiculously low prices. Being headquarters 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, —\N^-1 Latest Hats, Finest Clothing, (r& jf i—^z*^ Best Furnishing Goods. BOSfIoiPnWTIGHIIIISE 1 Cor. Third and Robert Streets, St. Paul. XO. 63. MUSICAL INBTBUMOTB. The Best, Largest & Most Varied Stock of rUOSfGANS AND Musical lerctafce, IN* THE NORTHWEST. We guarantee lower prices, easier terms And better goods than any small dealer can possibly offer. THY VS. 148 & 150 East Third St. AMUSEMENTS. Grand Opera House! L. N*. SCOTT, MAKAWB. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, MARCH 6, 7, & 8, SATURDAY MATINEE! THE CHAXFRAUS! HENRIETTAS PRANK. RXPKBTOIBX: Thursday and Saturday, Kit. the Arkansaw Traveler. By Mr, Chanfraa. Friday, - . - The Bankrupt's Wile Saturday Matinee, - - • Isabel Vane Anen version by Mrs. Chanfraa. Sale of seats commences Wednesday, 9 a.'in. Prii:efl $1. Tj'-, BOc, aud :.'jc. (tad Opera House! ST. PAUL, MINX. The Mu&cnilicent Opera Pirates of Penzance. BY TUG STILLWATER CHORAL HON. GRAND CHORUS. 50 VOICES 50 ONE NIGHT ONLY. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5! Prices: 51.00, 7."r, 50c and 2.'> c. Seats on sale this morning at box office. The new and handsome Daor CtrctTAts will be exhibited on this occasion, for the lirst time. NOTICE Tl EMEUS! Offk k <>k the Board of Education; 1 St. Pai i., February 89, tBS4. J Senled bids directed to the President of the Board of Education of the city of Suirit i'aul, will b>' received by the Hoard of Education, at the of fice of the Hon. Joseph Oppenheim, President of said Board, No. 17j and 177 East Fourth street, iv said city until Friday, March 14, IKB4, at 5 o'clock p. m., for the erection of the following School Buildings, separately: Neill School, Rice School, Harri son School, Addition to the Adams School, and Addi tion to the Humboldt School. There bein£ two distinct plane with accompa nying specifications for the Neill school and bids may lie made on either or both separately. Plans and specifications of the above buildings ran be seen at the office of the architects, JJ. H. Millard and A. F. Onager, Esqs. All bids must be accompanied by a bond with two responsible sureties of at least 80 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 paid Board to perform the work in accordance with the plans and --pecificationsandfor the price mentioned in his bill. The board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids. By order of the Eoard of Education, R, SCHiFFMANN, Secretary, pro tern. Note: A further bond withrespontdble sureties to be approved by the said board, will be required of the !.ucce^sful bidder upon contracting in the foil amount of bis contract, conditioned for the faithful performance of his contract, in accord ance with the plans aud specification, and for the amount of his hid and for the payment of all just | claims for all the labor or work performed and materials furnished for or on account of suld con tract. Fifteen per cent, of all preliminary esti mates will be retained by said Board until the completion of said contract. R. ScnrppMANV, CO-73 Secretary, pro tern.