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MORE BUOYANT. Wall Street Active and Buoyant with Lackawanna Still a Feature. Markets on -Chancre Moderately Active with Grain Adversely Affected by Fair Receipts. Wheat Moderately Active in a Speculative Way-Corn Active and Lower—Hog Products Strong. An Increase of Fifty Per Cent. Over Last Year iu the World's Stock of Wheat. CHICAGO. [Special Telegram to the Globe. | Chicago, March 3. —The markets on 'change were only moderately active and all articles dealt in for future delivery showed a lower range of prices, grain being adversely all 1 t .1 by fair receipts, the absence of large buying for au advance aud easier markets at the seaboard. The factors calculated to strengthen provisions were favorable to the lulls, the aggregate stocks of hog products here being oniy 1(12,000,000 pounds, against 201,000,000 pounds on March I, l*s:t. The receipts of ho_s were also small and the quality poor, but the outside demand was small and business dull. Wheat wus moderately active in a specula tive way for future do+ivcry, but the market was weak and prices irregular. The iullu enccs were decidedly favorable to the bears, including lower quotations from New York, dull and heavy English markets, large stocks in foreign ports and reports that the winter wheat fields as a rule were well covered with snow, thereby insuring the plant from pres entdamage from cold. The receipts were also fair considering the circumstances, and only 1.000 bushels of No. _• spring were with drawn from store. The demand for futures was mainly to cover shorts and scalpers who bought on the breaks for an up ward turn iu prices. The opening on 'change was al 97 5 97 '„ : receded to t(0}_on free offers to sell, including a good many lots on which the margins were exhausted,' and others on which stop orders had beeu placed. The bears also hammered prices well through the session, although the covering by shorts caased an upward reaction during the lust In ur aud prii cs railed and closed on 'change a 08 .-'/'•»;?_ May. Although the statidic.il in oi the market is weak aud other in fluences as a rule unfavorable for an advance trading on the call aud curb was light at 95%@96%c for May. A. M. Wright <* Go's., circular for to-day has the following: The statiscal situation of the wheat trade as reflected by stocks at the chief pemits of accumulation in this country, Great Britain, France and Russia, and afloat on the ocean destined for the united king dom and contin'ntal Europe, February _4, 18S4, aa I the same time in 18S3, as follows* 1.8-1. 1_3. Cnited States east of ''Rockies*' 31,474,000 20,408,090 In English markets (for eign) 32,000,000 16,180,000 English wheat in store ie,ooo,oito e.ooo.uoo Afloat for united kingdom 16,400,0b0 18,800,000 Foreign wheat in Frauce.. 9,007,000 3,117,000 Black sea Russian ports.. 10,007,000 0,050,000 North Russian ports 8,000,000 4,000,000 AiKiat for continental Eu rope 2,480.000 3,200,000 - ' ■ I Total bushels 1-20.088,000 79,755,000 Corn was moderately active on speculative ac :ount, but prices were lower and rather irregu lar, the demand for No, 2 being largely to carry short sales on which *here was a profit, a few purchases being made to close up 9ales, put out at 0-"<_.63c. No. 2. opened at 57c and on free selling for account of large operators, aud fair offering by shorts, prices receded to 56 ?_c, from which they rallied under a demand to cover pre vious sales, and closed on change at 56*^ 50' s c. The receipts continued liberal for the past forty-eight hours, aggregating 370 cars of whieh 7'i were contract. Shippers bought low grades quite freely and the market held up well, the break in futures having little effejet. Oats exhibited a litttle more life, but trading was entirely local and closed quiet at J4@?«c lower. In hog products the posting of the stocks here this morning had little effect on the market which, on the whole, was quiet and weak, _J:h trading entirely of a local speculative character. The offerings were fair, the chief demand being from shorts who did not appear particularly anxious to protect themselTOs An advance of Gd ou beacon and 3d on lard was reported from Liverpool, and a firmer market for hogs with very light receipts. The shipping de mand continues light. May pork opened with sales at 5c over Satur day's closing at §18.15, advanced to §18.20, weak encd on fair selling by the general crowd to $.17. 92'-, and closed at 8l7.97«_(_ 18.00 ;lard fluctuat ed between 9.571.® 9.72'£and closed at the inside. Short ribs declined 7V.t_.10, ranged at $9.27;_<(?. 9.32V. for May, and closed at $9.27.54-9.80. The stocks of provisions on hand in Chicago on the dates named, as reported to the board of trade, is as follows :. Mch. 1. Feb. 1. Mch. 1. 1884. 1884. 1883. Mess pork, barrels. 190,708 195,100 277,941 Other pork, barrels 12,634 13,149 22,730 S. P. home, tierces 72^807 72,941 105,307 Lard,prime,tierces 121,759 109,917 104,034 S, P. shoulders, tierces 20,936 21,447 30,989 D.S. shoulders, lbs. 7,137,887 7,955,254 9,313,772 Long clear ribs, lbs 4,061,340 3,919,226 5,703,842 Short clear ribs, pounds 4,246,072 3,084,158 4,092,600 Short rib sides, pounds 26,700,375 27,242,389 39,201.451 Other sides and hams 999,206 12,157,258 13,100,211 The total amount of the product on hand is about 102,000,000 pounds against about 159,200, 000 pounds one month ago, and 202,OUO,000 pounds one year ago. A. M. Wright & Co. say: "Although the sta tistical position of the market is weak, and other influences as a rule are unfavorable for an ad vance it is not safe to suppose that prices will always go one way, and, should the bears con tinue to sell short, there is a chance that the bulls may turn on them when they least suspect, and by making a show of strength induct those who are short io cov.-r with such freedom as to put up prices on themselves, as is generally the case wlnn the market is oversold." Crittenden & llarv.y say: "Current prices are low, and we think the short interest large, and believe it is a good time to buy wheat for a turn. Lower prices may come after a while, but to as it seems a little early to be selling in an ticipation of a full 1 rop yield for 1884, as a ma jo. iiy are now doing. Corn shared in the gener al weakness, and early was very weak, owing to promised liberal receipts. We can see nothing in the situation to advise short selling on. W# regard the market to-day as more largely oversold than at any time since November last, aud believe parties carrying a majority of the long interest are buying on the way down and are able to stay. Corn looks a safe purchase and h liable any day to take the lead in au upward movement." Milmine, Rodmer & Co. say: "The specula tive tide her.- now is sitting very strongly to lower prices, and we see nothing ahead to break h< force (except the exigencias of the weather) nntil we strike an export basis that Will take it out of store freely. We may, however, have some trifling reactions from sudden declines but they arc not likely to be more than temporary. Transactions were lib eral but confined almost wholly to local talent, outside orders being extremely scarce." Crosby & Co. say: "The day's business throws no new light on the situation. There was a dirth of news and the sellers were generally tired longs, and the buyers were short. The crovi has bnt slight interest in the market though there are some lines of local short stuff." The receipts of cattle were 7,000. At the opening the market was quiet and easy. Buyers held off for concessions which receivers wera slow to grant, but toward-* noon they began to take hold quite freely, and a liberal business was transacted during the remainder of the day. Holder- became more anxious to make sales and the feeling was weak on shipping, and dressed beef grades, but steady on butchers' stock. Stockers and feeders were firm with no offerings. Tbe receipts of hogs 9,500, with the quality poor. Shippers and speculators bought the best grades freely, but packers held off. The feeling was strong and prices advanced 10®20c. Sales ranged ut SlUOt",0.74 for light, S..40©G.80 for rough packing, and 80.8"; _.7.40 for heavy pack ing and shipping lots. The receipts of sheep were 3,000, and the market was" easier. The largest shippers held off. the eastern markets being reported lower. Sales included 433, good Nebraska wethers averaging 108 pounds at S5.C*). This lot wonld have sold for $5.80, Saturday. A few loads o? natives averaging 100 pounds sold at $5.40, and one lot, averaging 110 pounds at $5.75, common and inferior were dull. NEW YOltK. [Special Telegram to the Globe. ] New Yokk, Mar. 8.—Stocks opened very active though somewhat irregular. Delaware _t Lackawanna was again prominent, open ing at 130}_ and soiling at 128 within half an hour. Lake Shore, the grangers', Union Pacific and Louisville & Nashville were the strong features aud advanced in a manner that must have caused the shorts in them to feel anything but comfortable. The fears that the twist in Delaware _. Lackawanna would (as in the case of the Hannibal _ St. .Jo) consign it to oblivion were groundless, It has been active enough to suit th.? most fastidious. Those who see fit to sell a soiid 8 per cent, security short with impunity, must expect to pay the pen alty— the stock still lives. By 1:30 p. m. the market was on the edge of a small boom. All tho leading properties were advancing and very active, giving an appearance of as much health as anything witnessed in a long time. The bears were worsted at every point. There was some excellent buying of Pullman Palace. The only disturbing element appears to be a fear of war be tween some of the western lines. Were these difficulties settled it would be plain sailing for the bulls. The market closed buoyant, with nearly every thing at the top notch for the day. There was a good deal of uneasiness on the part of timid shorts in Lackawanna, and as high as 1}_ was paid for the use of tin stOv'k. In the room the difference was at no lime more than }?,, and during the forenoon gradually reduced, so that by the middle hours there was no difference be- tween cash anil regular stock. While Lackawanna absorbed a large share of attention, the Vanderbilt brokers were buying Union Pacific. In fact the manipulation continued wheerver there was any short interest-notably New York Centra!. Lake Shore, St. Paul and Louisville „ Nasb ville. After the first hour the market was feverish, very strong and quite weak by turns. Onion Pacific solel up to S3 and in a very short time was at 80; Northwestern fluctuated between 117, 1. and 119: Lake Shore was steadily advanced and was not allowed to go back materially. At the same time Canada Southern was active and ad vancing. West Shore bonds were strong ..!! day. Transactions in Lackawauua and Union Pacific were very large. Tho S. V. White party who manipulated the' deal in Lackawanna were free seller, du ring the forenoon, nnd the short* found no difficulty in supplying all their needs. New York Central loaned at 1-83; Northern Pa cific preferred at 1-04; Union Pacific- at j_i Lake Shore at \a\, ami Lackawanna from ,'4 to >_. The Northern Pacific was very qnlet until the last hour when Oregon Transconti nental was taken in hand and advanced sharply. The strictly Gould stock was en tirely neglected except Western Union. Van derbilt brokers were buyers of Lackawanna at the close. TbeOsborn party, were seem ingly rulers ot St. Paul. The general tone is lirm. THE BRITISH MARKETS. London, March 3—The Mark Lane F.x press in its weekly review of the British grain trade says: There exists the material from which a large wheat crop is possible. Fine native wheat is firm; inferior wheat and r d weaker; flour is inactive; foreign wheat is unimproved and receipts small. The cargoes oil the coast have declined 9d. Two cargoe.' of No. 1 California has goue to the continent without extra freight, at 30s (5(1. Eleven car goes arrived four sold and four were with drawn, including one of No. 1 Californiau. undone No. 3 Callfornian. The sules ol English wheat during the week was 0,851 quarters at 37s 3d per quarter, against 45, 039 quarters at 42a_3J the corresponding week of last year. Written for the Globe, Mil. O'HOULTIIAN'S WIT. Br Solomon Snidek. In the year 1SS0 during the great presi dential campaign; when every state in the Union was beseiged with stump speakers, carpet-pullers, and horn-blowers, the amus ing incidents of that time were numerous. I venture to put one of the many in writ ing. A friend of mine in the little town of Nunda N. Y. employes from three to ten men continuously, and the employer, as a general rule, was quite popular with his help, more so I suppose, from the fact that he was ever ready and willing to discuss a subject pro and con with them, and he never lets his temper get the better of him. On this occa sion he had a burly Irishman at work in his warehouse, whom I will call O'Houlihan. Now O'Houlihan was a Democrat to the very backbone, aud his employer never lost an opportunity to try and wean him and induce him to vote for the "Grand old Parly." O'Houlihan had been to the meeting the night before which was addressed by the Hon. Daniel E. Siekels. He came home rather late filled full of a mixed decoction of pure democracy and bourbon whiskey. In the morning the gentleman addressed Pat politely, and inquired if he had heard the Honorable Mr. Siekels speak last evening? Pat replied in the affirmative When the fol lowing dialogue ensued. Employer —Now see here Pat (very soberly) you had better join the Republican ranks. O'Houlihan —Well sur Boss that's a matter av opinion Employer —Pat. I'd give ten dollars to see yon on the right political track. O'Houlihan —And I work a month gratis to see you on the same side as meself. Employer—Pat if you vote the Democratic ticket and a Democratic President is elected, you will be working for me for a dollar a day loss next year, than you receive this year. Labor will be so cheap that you will be glad to work for your board if a Democrat is elected. O'Houlihan—(sarcastically) "Boss if you really believed that you'd vote the Democratic ticket yourself." Lacrosse Players Going: to England. Princeton*, N. J. March 3.—A lacrosse team will be sent to Great Britain and Ire land upon invitation, and sails on May 7. It will consist of fourteen players, selected from the most prominent amatuer and col lege clubs of the United States. Before sail ing the team will play matches with eastern teams. Baity WASHINGTON. Pas.sage of Mr. Townsliend's Bill for Pensioning Veterans of the Mexican War. a Washburn's Bill to Investigate the Jeannette Court of Inquiry Creates a Sensation. Eeported Eandall Alliance With the Re publican's to Defeat the Morrison Tariff Bill. [Special Telegram to the Globe.1 Washtnoton, March 3.—The resolution offered ia, day by Congressman Wc-hbome and adopted by the house, to investigate the action of the court of inquiry, respecting the Jeannette arctic expedition, creates a commotion in naval circles. It is generally understood thut this court sup pressed many damaging facts concerning that fatal expedition which this investigation will make public. WHY BUTLER RESIGNED. The gossips of the treasury department have discovered what they claim to be "the true in wardness" of Appointment Clerk Butler's sud den resignation on Ttiesduy last. Butler has long coveted the honor of an assistant secretary ship. He and John C. Xew were at dagger points during the whole of the latter's incum bency. When Xew resigned, Butler expected to succeed him. He is an especial favorite of Sec retary Folger, and the latter urged him strongly for the position. The matter camo up at the cabinet meeting last Tuesday, but the president intimated rather pointedly that Mr. Butler was too small a man to discharge the duties of so ra sponsible an office, and gave out the impression thatex-Gov. Fletcher, of Missouri, would be se lected as Mr. News successor. Butler was wait ing lu the secretary's office when Judge Folger returned from the White house. He flew into a rage upon learning of the president's decision, and thereupon wrote out and tendered his resig nation. The secretury refused to accept it, say ing that be would hold it until Butler had time to reconsider his action. Disbelieved that Butler bas done this, and that he will continue as ap pointment clerk, for the present at least. It was the secretary's intention in case Butler was made assistant secretary to "promote bis private secretary, Frank Spcrry, to she position now filled by Butler. The appoint ment of a Missouri man to the vacant assistant secretaryship would be assumed to signify either the whole or a great part of the delegation from that state to the Ohlcage convention as active partisans of President Arthur. AN OFI'KNSIVE ALLIANCE. The principal topic of conversation among congressman this morning was in relation to a story published in New York and Washington papers that Mr. Randall has came to an under standing with the Republicans, by which he was to deliver to tbem tlfty-four Democratic votes in sopport of a motion to kill the Morrison bill in committee of the whole by striking out the cine-ting clause. The story caused more excitement than the circumstances seemed to warrant for it was simply a revival of the charge that Randall was plotting to defeat the tariff bill, a story that originated with tariff re f.pimers, who ate cognizant of Randall's influence with the- Democratic prot.ectioni-t- and suspicious of Ids intentions, lt is believed that in its pres e-it form th • tar'ff bill would have a bare chance of overcoming the combined opposition of He publicans and high tariff Democrats, and the fears of defeat have caused accidental leaders of the refer ners lo look for a scap-*goat< Th'-New York Ueruld and Washington Pott- therefore proceed to revive the story of a Randall bargain with the Republi cans and to read all of the high tariff Democrat* pat of the party, naming espe:ially Mr. Randall. The men whom tbey propose to kick out in tbis • I'tnman manner are indignant, attrilmrirfg it all to Mr. Morris ra and Mr. Watt* rson, who at" hand in glove, and say that i' appears that live traders need a capable leader in ihe hous.'. They repudiate the charge thai Randall can deliver their vote but avow their Intention to vote against the Morrisod bill upon their own judgments of what their constituents del ire : and as tothe alleged agreement between Randall and the Republicans, tbey scout it as ab sard. und ask: ••Why should be desire to make an agreement with Republicans when he knows to a mora! certainty that almost every man of them will vote against tbe billy'' Mr. Randall himself says the statement Is false. He bas not s< tight to make any combination with Republi (nns. Somi- of the tariff reformers are in favor of making the tariff bill a party question by carcus action, by which all win. participate in th- caucus shall be bound. The reformers constitute a ma jority on the Democratic side, and if the Demo cratic protectionists would consent to go into caucus and allow themselves to be bound by a majority vote, it wonld be plain sailing for the reformers, but it is impossible that they will do 'his. Thera is good reason to believe that un less a bill, even more moderate than that uow before the committee of ways and means, shall be reported by that committee, a motion will be made by Eaton, of Connecticut, (Demo crat,) to strike out the enacting clause, and it wonld probably receive the support, of nearly the whole Republican strength, ar.d of about forty Democrats. Some estimates place the Democrat ic anti reform vote at higher ligures, but in any event no motion to kill the bill can be made until after the bill has been discussed by every mem ber of the ways and means comm ttee who cares to make a speech, because no man whom Carlisle would call to preside in committee of the whole would recognize any person to make a hostile motion prior to that time. A MINNESOTA CASE. In the supreme court to-day the case of Daniel Rice, appellant, vs. the 8ioux City & St. Paul Railroad company, appealed from the United States circuit court for the district of Minnesota was decided to-day. The decree of the lower was court affirmed. MEXICAN VF.TERANS' PENSIONS. The Mexican war veterans are indebted to Representative Townshend, of Illinois, for an important point gained for them by a bold move made by him to-day in the house of representa tives. A day had been fixed by the Democrats for considering a pension bill for the benefit of the soldiers of the Mexican and Indian wars in spite of eighteen jhours of filibus tering by the Republicans, but as many impor tant bills would have precedence and might crowd it along until the end of the session, Mr. Townshend determined to bring the matter to a vote at once. He took the bill intro duced by himself on the first day of the session anil moved its passage under suspension of rules. This motion gave a half hour for debate, and preclud ed amendments. Mr. Browne, of Indiana, made a savage attack and sought to excite the Republi cans to vote against it by alleging it ignored the claims of soldiers who put down the rebellion, and proposed to pension men who were abun dantly able to take care of themselves, some of whom are now senators and representatives in congress. He also insinuated that it was an at tempt to put confederate soldiers on the pension rolls who could not repceive that privilege in any other way. This insinua tion was contemptuously resented by Cox, of New York, in a two minutes speech that was applimded by the Democrats. Townshend ex plained to the house that the bill did not inclnde the soldiers of the Indian wars or those who put down the rebellion and was intended to give the Mexican war veterans a chance to be judged upon theii own merits. He was satisfied that the Union soldiers would be liberally dealt with by congress when any bill for their benefit was presented, besides he was carrying out the instructions of the Illinois legislature while Brown was disregarding »the instructions of the Indiana legislature. Mr. Browin was supported by only forty-two Republicans and four Demo crats and the bill was passed by 181 majority. APPROPRIATIONS FOR rUBLIC BUILDINGS. The senate comrjittee on public buildings and grounds got the .floor to-day and cleared off its entire docket by calling up for passage twenty three bills making appropriations for public build lugs and two bills making appropriations for the purchase of additional ground in Providence, Rhode Islaod, aad Springfield, Illinois. The ST. PAUL, MINN, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1884, committee had amended a few of the bills and reduced the sums appropriated in a few cases, bnt most of the bills were reported and adopted without amendment. To-day's list includes Oshkosh, Wis.; New Albany, Ind.; Carson City, New ; Winona, Minn.; La Crosse, Wig.; Nebraska City, Neb.; Pueblo, Col.; and Fort Scott, Kan., §100,000 each, and $-.0,000 for the purchase of additional land, in Springfield, 111. These bills were rattled through at the rate of one in two minutes and thirty sec onds where the bill was short. There were no amendments, and the only senate who paid any attention to them was Vorhaes who had charge of their passage, with tho excep tion of Senators Morrill and Cullom. The form er noticed that some of the bills did not contain the usual clause regarding the cession of juris diction over the sites and had it inserted. Senator Cullom voted for the passage of his bill to buy the additional ground at Springfield and his was absolutely the only vote either for or against any one of the twenty-_7e bills. Silence was assumed to assent in all the other cases. The buildings voted for to-day are . judiciously scattered over tbe eastern. western and southern sections of the country and the total amount appopriated for them is J.13,000,000. Bills for the erection of eighty public buildings at an expense of 89,T-*4,000, have been intro duced at tbis se.slon and the senate to-day passed nearly one-third of them in number and amount. PERSONAL. Hon. George H. Walsh, of Grand Forks, Dak., leaves to-morrow for home accompanied by Miss Bell Williams, of St. Louis, who has been visit ing Mr. Ferris, of the Bvenin_v-.7«/-. Mr. and Mrs. Ben MacKall, of Norwood, Minn., are here on their wedding trip visiting Prof. Nourse. Loren Fletcher and wife, of Minneapolis, have returned to Washington aud are registered at the Riggs. [Western Associated Press. | Washington. March 3.—The senate com mittee on public lands decided by nearly a unanimous vote, in favor of the forfeiture of the Texas Pacific territorial land grant, as signed to the Southern Pacific Railway com pany. Mention was then made to restore the land to the public domain without othe-r action than is provided for in the house bill, which would, in the opinion of some of the members of the committee, leave the land subject to appropriation under the existing laws, for speculative purposes. It is pro posed to consider and, perhaps, amend certain features of the house bill so as to make sure that the lands will be available for no other purpose than actual settlement. A special meeting will probably be called within a day or two, to dispose of the matter. Sl'ltlXGEK'S COMMITTEE. Ex-Postmaster Geueral James, telegraphed to Springer, thut it would be inconvenient for him to appear on Tuesday in the Star route investigation, and the latter postponed the examination until Wednesday. Mc- Veigh appears ou Thursday, ex-Senator Spen cer on Friday and Gibson on Saturday. The house committee on appropriation, agreed to report adverssely the joint resolutions, mak ing appropriations for the relief of the suf ferers from high water along the lower Miss issippi. Ex-Marshal Strobach was itgain before Springer's committee to-day as a witness. The statement of Brewster Cameron that the deputy who had been an embezzler was still in lii-s employ, "was a lie out of whole cloth.*' "Ob, Mr. Strobach,•' replied Hemphill, "the committee cannot allow statements of that character." "Excuse me," said the witness, "I've only been in this country twenty-five years, and don't know wh_t you call a lie." In regard to the alleged conspiracy of Btrooach and Turner to remove L'nit.'d States District Attorney tjiuith, tha' Turner might be appointed, Strobach saiii: "That conspiracy, if it was conspiracy, was entered upon by me and nine-tenths of the Republicans in the district. Smith had dis missed a grand jury before it had had an op portunity to do any w'ork. The pe--);/. tliou-xht seiniethitig out to be done. I wrote out tile charges, uud b-?lug n prominent Rv imbliean. it was thought I wottld be- the proper person to ask tine remove] of Smith. 1 went to (Jiirliele!, Knd be said, 'Smith has been appointed at the instauce of Sherman and he did not feel like remov ing him." ••Did not Smith dismiss the grand jury be cause there was no money;" wus asked. "There was plenty of money" replied the v.ittn ss "and I'll tell you iio.v it was spent. Setiith demanded in open court that the charge' be investigated and the witnesses sent for. I refused to pay out money for witnesses, believing Smith's case a personal matter, and I asked the department of jus tice for instructions. I was ordered to pay the money lor the witucsses, and that wus the way it was spent. THE LAND CASES. A decision was also rendered I y the supreme court on what are generally known as the 5 per cent, land cases, viz., the state of Iowa and the state of Illinois against Noah C. McPariand, commissioner of the general land office. These were petitions for writs of mandamus to compel the commissioner general of the land office, to make a statement between the United States and the stutes of Iowa aud Illinois, for the purpose of ascertaining what sums of money were due said states under the act- providing for their ad mission into the t'r.ion, whijh authorized the payment to them of 5 per cent, of the net, pro ceeds of the public lands lying within their lim its which should be sold by congress. The question presented by the! cases, is whether or not public luuds located by military bounty land warrants come within the scope of tho acts above mentioned, that is, whether such lunds are "iands sold by congrets." The court holds, under the act of March 3, 1845, relating to the admission of the state of Iowa into the Lnion, or the act of April 18, 1818, for the admission of the state of Illinois into the Union, by which five per cent, of the net proceeds of'the land lying within the state, and afterwards sold by congress, is reserved for the benefit of the state, the state is not entitled to the percentage on the value of the lands disposed of by congress in satisfaction of millitary land warrants. The writs of mandamus prayed for are therefore refused, and the petition dismiss ed. Opinions by Justices Gray and Miller are filed dissenting. The amount of laud located with millitary bounty land warrants, under the various acts in nineteen southern and western states, up to June 30, 1882, was 63,b22,0J0 acres, the largest amounts being in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The bill introduced in the senate by Cockrell, to anthorize the appointment of a special com mission to visit the principal countries of Central and South America, for the purpose of collecting information, looking to the extension of Ameri can trade and commerce with those countries, provides for the appointment of three commis sioners for a term of two years each at an annual salary I of $5,000 to visit Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Columbia, Ven ezuela, Ecquador, Peru, Bolivia, The Argentine Republic, Chili, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil, and for an appropriation of $70,000 for carrying out the purposes of the act. A bill was introduced in the Senate to consti tute Seattle, Washington territory, a port of en try within the collection of the district of Puget Sound. All Americans Love Wordsworth. Modern Age. At a dinner not long since, in conversa tion with the lady next to him, Mr. Mathew Arnold happened to mention Wordsworth, adding, in au apologetic way, that he sup posed very few Americans knew anything of that poet. The lady, who happened to be a very good specimen of the vera Americana, couldn't quite endure that reflection on her countrymen, and took a strong exception to the statement. To fortify her assertion she said she didn't believe there was a guest at the table who hadn't a copy of Wordsworth's poems in his or her library. Mr. Arnold, acting on the suggestion, interrogated each one on the subject. To his surprise, he learned from the replies that every one claimed to possess the poet's works. A Heavy Suit. New York, March 3.—A suit has been brought in the superior court by Silas W. Cochran, of Ohio, against John B. Thompson, Benjamin E. Smith, Henry Y, Attrill and others, as directors of the Rockaway Beach Improvement company, to recover $348,578 for labor performed and materials furnished in erecting the "Big Hotel." Judgment is demanded in the complaint in dividually against the defendants. THE OLD WORLD. A Stormy Time iu the British House of Commons. The Jealonsyofthe Continental Pow ers at Great Britains Commer cial Success. The Arabs and Blacks in the Soudan Submit ting to Gen. Gordon. The Dynamite Fiends In a Fair Way of Being Arrested. THE GOVERNMENT REFUSE TO ANSWER. London, March 3.—A lively scene occurred in the house of commons this afternoon. (Questions were put to the government regarding the condi tion of affuirs in Egypt, which the government refused to answer, whereupon great excitement arose. Sir Wilfred Lawson, radical, moved that the house adjourn in order to discuss the Soudan problem. He made a violent attack upon the government, charging It with cowardice, lbood guiltiness, butchery and jingoism. The chancel lor of the exchequer he said, had concluded, after a careful aud minue study, that the raising of tobacco for sale was not desirable in Great Britain. The Marqui* of Harrington said in the house of lords, it was not the proper time now to indicate the future policy of the government in Egypt. The main and immediate object was to secure the safety of the Egyptian garrisons and to provide for the safety of Suakim, which was threatened. Gladstone replied to the strictures of Sir Wei fred Lawson, and justified the policy which the government has been pursuing. He asserted that it was necessary to hold Suakim for the pr«-sjnt, in order to keep down the slave trade. Northtote *aid the lack of coherency of the gov ernment's Egyptian policy caused the misfortunes In London. It was the duty of the government, he thought, to boldly state their future policy. Lord Kandulph Churchill expressed the greatest ustonishme-t that tbe ministry should not reply to Northtote. Harrington, secretury of state for war, stated that the ISritish would retire from Suakim as soon as compatible with the safety of the town. The motion for adjournment was re jected by 10r> to lO'l. Anthony Ashley, under colonial secretary stated tbat the governmvnt bas recognized Transvaal title to the South Afri<;m republic. This statement was greeted with cheers on the part of the liberals, and groans from the Conservatives. Ashley added, tbis title does not imply authority or suzerainty outside of Transvaal. Harcourt, home secretary of state, announced that orders had been given to use the most stringent measures against the dynamite emissaries, lt would be unwise he said'to indicate their nature at this jtitntii'e, but it the existing powers proved insufficient to meet the emergency, the government would not hesitate to ask that their powers be increased. This statement was received with cheers. In tin lords, liaron Waveney urged that a communica tion in regard to the dynamite question be ad dressed to the authorities at Washington. Eari Granville, foreign secretary of state, appealed to the lords, whether it was not desirable to ob serve perfect reticence In regard to the steps to to be taken. The government were weighing the question with the utmost cure. Meanwhile all luggage Imported or lodged ut the railrord stations was subject to a rittid examination. HOBS IlL'WARUS. London*, March 8. —Four railroad companies, off r an additional reward of 1,000 pounds for the detection of the authors of the dynamite out rages. The landlord of tbe Wavcrly hotel iden tified 'he valise saized at the (.'..ir'nj- Cross station, as one which u man took away from the hotel. TO BE AMENDED. London, March 3.—In deference to the memo rial of the Irish members of all shades of politics the government will introduce In the house of Commons a motion to amend the purchase clausas of the laud net. Parnell is actively pro moting a company to further the migration from the contested districts of Ireland. .fp '.LOUS OF BL'TAIN. Berlin, March 3.—The German ministerial or gans associate th'.- alliance ot Russia, Germany and Austria with a coming league of the routi ne ntnl powers against the maritime and com mercial preponderance of England. A notable article upuears ;'n the Krenz Xtitu/ig, which pre dicts the formation of a league, 'in-biding France, to break the insular primacy of England which it has. I5y the annexation of E^--pi it has com pleted the links of a gigantic chain, ex tending from Gibraltar to China and around the body of Europe, monopolizing the commerce of the world, und makmg the Mediterranean sea and the Indian ocean English lakes. The Herlin Pott urges Franco to join the alliance, promising more sub stanliai benefits than those arising from her entente with England. l>r. Besh, under foreign secretary, in an article in the Grade Jloten, re marks, Russia's progress toward India is a mat ter of indifference to Germany. England, be says, is no longer onr alley but regards us with evident distrust. It is sapposed these articles .• re the indications of a diplomatic campagin against England. THE DYNAMITE PLOTS. Brussels, March 3.—The Iadependence Beige says: Politics have nothing to do with the plots of O'Donorun Rossa, and that these plots are vulgar crimes falling under the criminal code. OETTINO CLOSER. London, Mn-ch 3.—It is now almost certain that the dynamite outrages were the work of four men, who arrived from America on Feb. 20. STILL ATTACKING SAROENT. Berlin, March 3.—The newspapers continue their shameful attack upon Minister Sargent. Never has the hospitality which civilized nations recognize as the inviolable right of foreign repre sentatives, been more flagrantly outraged by the suborned organs. Representations have been made to the Washington government ou the sub ject. PLUNGER WALTON. London, March 3.—The receiver in bankrupt cy of Wm. Lay, horse-trainer, has male a state ment to the effect that "Plunger'' Walton owed Day 475 pounds for keeping his horse; that Day tried to get the money, but failed; and that Wal ton wus so heavily involved that Day was willing to sell the debt for 100 pounds, but received no offers. John_William Montague, earl of Sand wich, is dead. He was born 1811. In politics he was a conservative. Judge Sedgwick of the inferior court handed down an opinion reversing the verdict obtained by Cha*. Snowders and others vs. Wm. N. Guion of the Guion line of steamers for injuries to cattle shipped by plaintiff. One hundred and fifty-six died from the effects of a storm,which caused the vessel to roll violently. lie decides that the rolling of the ship was a peril of the sea against which the defendant did not insure plaintiff. a detective beaten. Pesth, March 3.—A number of socialists rec ognized a detective in a tavern to-day and badly beat him. He Is now in a precarious condition. financial panic in china. London, March 3.—Letters from Shanghai says advices are received of a great financial panic at Pekin, in which many of the native merchants and banks failed. Bank rates for silver is rapidly declining. Tbe merchants in the interior had stopped all trading ventures. The populace of the country are already excited. JEALOUSY CREEPS IN. Paris, March 3.—The French academy of science declined to comply with Prime Minister Ferry's request to elect delegates to the coming meridian congress at Washington, on the ground that the government should appoint them. Ferry is unwilling to send government delegates, ex pecting that congress will vote to make the Greenwich meridian official. TnE POLICE ACTIVE. London, March 3.—The police are doing their utmost to discover the authors of the dynamite plots, hut the clews are not very promising They are now trying to find the cabman who a little before the Victoria explosion drove three men with an American trunk to certain houses. Notices have been circulated describing the Irish-Americans who arrived at Waterloo station from Southampton, on February 12, having the American trunk in their possession. An Irish man named Xellls, surrendered to the Greenock police, who says he knows the murderers of Lord Leitrim. ox their trace. London, March 3.—Two Irish Americans who reached London f'om Southampton on Feb. 12, have been traced to the Waverly hotel, Portland street. They arrived on Feb. 20 and left on the 25th. They are believed to be the authors of the outrage as a portion of the valise containing the infernal machine, found at Paddicgton station, has heen discovered in their room. THE SUSPECTS. Havre, March 3. —Maurice. Liston. Dillon and Ryan, the four suspected dynamiters are now in the city. Three snspected Irishmen sailed on the St. Laurent on Saturday, for >* ,w York. The (KlnhE. Steamer Canada, from New York, was searched on her arrival here. A PUBLIC FUS-ItAL. Dublin, March 3.—The corporation of Cork has decided to give the remains of Jerome Collins, of the Jeanettc expedition, a public funeral. CABLE SHARES IMPROVED. London, March 3.—The Anglo-American cable shares have risen on reports of disputes between the projectors of the _______ cable. The ambas sadors of all the powers have been instructed to compliment the government upon Gen. Graham's victory. AT LOGGERHEADS. Cairo, March 3.—The French consulate re fused to receive the ministerial writ. SUCCEEDING. Cairo, March 3.—Capt. Speedy has started for Abyssiuia with a letter from Queen Victoria to King John. Capt. Speedy will probably remain in Abyssinia as the British resident. Col. Stew art's second mission up the White Nile met with a better reception. ANARCHY approved of. Paris, March 3.-—At a meeting of anarchists to-day a resolution was adopted to adhere to the declaration of the New York anarchists approv ing the attitude of the Vienese socialists. int franchise bill. London, March 3.—The franchise bill has passed the first reading in the house ot commons. AFTER OSMAN DIGMA. Suakim, March 3.—Gen. Graham will send the Egyptian troops found in Tokar to join the gar rison at Suakim. The English troops will be withdrawn to Teb, when, after receiving supplies of waters, provisions and munitions, they will advance to Tamaneb. Before the British renew the attack, Osman Desiua will be offered a con ference. The 5,000 rebels, who fled from Tokar when the British entered on Saturday joined Os man l)i_nia. Only l.OOU of them are Soudanese, the r.-st being fanatics sent from Kondorfau and Darfour. If Osman Digma refuses to surrender, it is expected the rest of the tribes under the Sbt-ikb will express their desire to come ta terms. cnEERINO NEWS. London, March 3.—A dispatch from Khartoum says El.Muhdihas forbidden the sheikhs on the White Nile and Blue Nile to advanee to Khar toum, or provoke hostilities. Four hitherto hostile sheikhs submitted toGen. Gordon. Three soldiers of the old garrison at Elobeid arrived here. They report tbat there is great misery at Elobeid, tbat Bl .Mahdi fears the- 'i'ubesmeii and the- inhabitants, and a reign of terror exists. El Mahdi bas storetl up till tbe rifles, saying they belong to the Egyptian government and he will deliver them to its representatives. El Mahdi received Gen. Gordon's letter, naming him sul tan of Kordofan, with delight, aud gave the mes senger who brought the letter a robe of btnor. THE DISPUTE SKTTLED, Rome, March 3.—The pope has appointed Car dinal Ledowchowski, archbishop of Poscn, lecre tary of memorials. This figntfles his recall to Poscn. lt is announced that Prussia consents to the reinstatement of the archbishop of Cologne. The disputes between Prus-ia uud Vatican in re gard to the vacant sees are thus .ettied. TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY. London, March 3.—The Times says, we under stand tbat orders have been sent to Gen. Graham to ret-eat forthwith from Tokar, and arrange for the immediate return of the troops to England and Egypt. The jM-ople of Tokar kissed Gen. Graham's hands as he entered th;- town, and tbere were great rejoicings. The enemy acknowl edged tbat 1,_UJ of their number were killed. THE DYNAMITE AGITATORS. Paris, March 3. —Jas. Stephens, the wel known Fenian, expresses the opinion that the irishmen in America will render it impossible for any cabinet to yield to England's demand in re gard to tbe dynamite agitators. A SMALL WAR. Vienna, March 3.—It is said that Montenegro is making preparations for a campaign in Al bania. Six thousand men are concentrated on the frontier. Prince Nicholas of Montenegro, designs to settle the frontier qnestion this spring by a coup de main seizing the territory which Montenegro claims. THE FEXIAN'S GETTING ALARMED. Paiiis, March S.—The French authorities are aiding the English detectives in their efforts to discover tbo dynamite conspirators. The fenlans Sre becoming alarmed ut this and-are preparing to remove their headquar ters from Puris to Geneva. TUE LASKEIt KESOU.TIOXS. Berlin, March 3.—The north German Gazette, Bismarck's organ, condemns the pro posal of the Secessionists to offer in the reichstag a resolution thanking the United States house of representatives for its action on the death of Laskcr. The moving of such a resolution, the Gazette says, would constitute a shameless act. The Gazette re frains out of respect to congress, from as serting that the Secessionists actually paid cash for the Laskcr resolution, but says it was offered in the hope of reaping a reward in the furtherance of petty party interests. The Gazette adds, an attempt to carry the proposed resolution, would be a violation of law, and a direct correspond ence with a foreign parliament wouid be a breach of the constitution. The govern ment would certainly visit such encroach ments upon the domain of monarchy with serious consequences. The Evening journal says Secessionist Deputy Kapp denies In originated the resolution of condolence. He asserts that congress is politically far too en lightened for a sensible foreigner to feel tempted to molest it with his personal wishes. PRESIDENTIAl1)1-IFT. ADiversiti/ofVieir.it Expressed btj Many minded Newspapers. A GOOD ADVERTISEMENT. Philadelphia Inquirer—ISep. Whether Mr. Biaine is a candidate for Pres ident or not all this talk about him is a mag nificent advertisement for bis forthcoming book. THE HOME OROAN* SPEAKS. Cleveland Plain-Dealer—Dera. "We violate no confidence when we say that Payne does not desire to be President. He is content to serve his state and country as Senator. IXCEXSE FOR EDMUNDS. Boston Transcript—Rep. Edmunds would satisfy the country's ideal as to ability, freedom from the control of small politicians and a past career in con gress which has no savor of jobbery in it. MR. PAYNE WILL ESCAPE. Milwaukee Wisconsin—Rep. Henry B. Payne, the Senator-elect from Ohio, has announced through his son, Oliver, that he will uot be a Presidential candidate, and he will soon depart for Europe to get rid of office-begging importunities. WANTS THE OLD TICKETS. Tunkhannock (Pa.) New Age—Dem. We can see no good reason why we have not a good right to make suggestions as to who shall be onr standard bearers in the coming campaign. This week it affords us pleasure to be able to present the portraits of Hancock and English, who stood the fight in 1880. A FIXE COMBIN'ATIOX. Chicago Press—Dem. For President, Roswell P. Flower, of New York; for Vice-President, Carter H. Harrison, of Illinois—how does that ticket strike the Democratic readers of the Daily PrexsT Flower will willingly furnish the "bar'l" and and Harrison—well, Carter will contribute the eloquence and the brains. PREJUDICE AGAINST CORKELL. Albany Times—Dem. The Lockport Journal asks: "How would this do?—Logan and Cornell." It would do bully. We are in favor of it; especially Cornell. Everebody would rejoice oxer Cor nell's nomination. It would supply a long felt want. There is a very widespread desire to see him get unmercifully walloped. ARTHUR'S LITTLE GAME. Denver News^—Dem. Arthur shows what a mealy-mouthed cow ard he is by annonncing seini-offlclally that he is playing for second choice in the con vention. This is eminently characteristic of the man. He wants a renomination, but he does not dare to openly seek it because he knows that he would be weaker than either Logan, Sherman, Blaine or Edmunds. SHERMAN'S LATEST COMBINATION. [Hartford Telegram—Dem.] A combination has been formed in Ohio by which John Sherman is to have the dele gation from that state to the Rebublican Na- tional Convention. Ex-Oov. Foster, after failing to form an alliance with Arthur, he to take second place on the ticket, arramreel with Sherman to support the latter for President. This explains his talk about Arthur's inabili ty to carry Ohio. But it seems that Blaine is not without strength in Ohio. He is backed by ex-Mayor Rose, of Cleveland, and others, who blame Foster for the defeat of the party last fall. The argument need in Sherman's behalf is that if the candidate is not taken from that state the Democracy will sweep things. A SIGH FOR BLAINE. Trenton (X. J.) Times—Ind. Blaine has unquestionably been the Re publican favorite for years. Yet he cannot secure a nomination. Even many of his warmestfrendsdeemituuwi.se to put him at the head of the ticket. They are afraid that his very popularity might defeat hiiu. Yet how many men there are in the laud who would like, above all things, to vote for James G. Blaine for President! SATHF.lt TOO ARISTOCRATIC. Denver Tribnne—Rep, Indiana is preparing to enter Ben Harrison for the Presidential race. He will not do. There is no possibility of any enthusiasm iu a Harrison campaign. Harrison has ability and is a strong conservative man in some respects, but he is too cold to attract people and not of large enough calibre to have his brains make up for his lack of blood. Indeed it is not at all probable that his nomiuation would excite any warmth of feeling even in Indiana. THE VOTE OF TIIE SOUTH. Pittsburg Commercial-Gazette-Rep. If President Arthur declines to press his canvass in the South, he is likely to win in stead of lose votes by it. Blaine and Li-gan will both have supporters from that section, as will Sherman, who is now occupying a very conspicuous position as the head of the movement to investigate the political out ragea In Virginia and Mississippi. There will not be so mauy instructed delegates as there were four wars ago, and the vote will be more largely distributed. FLOWI*K is THE MAN*. Troy Press-Den. We agree with our esteemed contempor aries that have expressed tbe opinion that Mr. Roswell 1>. Blower, of New York, is the right man for the place. His nomination wonld give far stronger assurance of success than that of any other man to the party. This state would iu that event be sure for the Democratic party. No matter who might be the Republican caudidatt—Arthur, Blaine, Edmonds, Sherman, anybody—the vote- of this state wonld be for Mr. Slower. NOTICE Tt BIDDERS! Office of the Board of Education-, ) st. Paul, February M, 1884. ) Sealed bids directed to the President of the Board of Edueation of the city of Saint Panl, will be received by the Board ot Education, at the of fice of the Hon. Joseph Oppenbel—, President of suid Board, No. 170 and 177 East Fourth itreet, in said city until Friday, .March 14, IKSt, ut !i o'clock p, m., for the erection of the followlug School Buildings, separately: Neill School, Hioe School, Harri son School, Addition to the Adams School, and Addi tion 10 ihe Humboldt School. There beinj; two distinct plans with accompa nying specifications for the Belli school and bids may be made on either or both separate!] . I'lons und specitkaiions of the above buildings can be seen nt the oflice of the architect.-, D. 11. Millard and A. F. Onager, E-n". All bids must be accompanied by a bon.l with two responsible sureties of at le.ir-t in per cent, of the gross amount of each bid, conditioned tbat iu case tbe bid is accepted by the Board of Edu cation, the bidder will enter into u contract with ■aid Board to perform the work iu accordance witb the plans aud specification*and for the price mentioned iu his bid. . Tbe Board of Education reserves the rij.'ht to reject any or ull bids. By order of the Board of Education, it, SiiUi-TMANX, Secretary, jirei tem. Notk : A further bond w itb responsible suretlei to be approved by the said board, will be required of the successful Udder upon contracting in the full amount of bis contrail, conditioned for the faithful performance of his contract, in accord ance with the plans and specification, nnd for the amount of his biel and for tbe payment of ull just claims for all the labor or work performed und materials furnished for or on accoi'tit of said con tract. 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