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Wall Street Active and Buoyant
with Lackawanna Still a
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.
[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 [email protected]?«c
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
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
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.
[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
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,
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
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
Pas.sage of Mr. Townsliend's Bill
for Pensioning Veterans
of the Mexican War.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Loren Fletcher and wife, of Minneapolis, have
returned to Washington aud are registered at the
[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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Steamer Canada, from New York, was searched
on her arrival here.
Dublin, March 3.—The corporation of Cork
has decided to give the remains of Jerome Collins,
of the Jeanettc expedition, a public funeral.
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
Cairo, March 3.—The French consulate re
fused to receive the ministerial writ.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ADiversiti/ofVieir.it Expressed btj Many
minded Newspapers.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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. Fifteen per cent, of all preliminary esti
mate's will be retained by said Board until the
completion of said contract.
60-73 Secretary, pro tem.
Seventh Street, Near Jackson.
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Jigs, etc. Character Change Artists and Vocalists.
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Price. Sl, T.*.c, 50c, and 15c.
Grand Opera House!
The Magnificent Opera
Pirates of Penzance.
Prices: Sl.00, TTic, 50c and 23c. Seats on sale
thll morning at box oflice.
The new- and handsome Drop Ccrtaim wil^bo
exhibited on this occasion, for the tlrst time.
Firu .Departmentjorme City of St. Paul.
OFFtrE Board op Kirk Commissioners, 1
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St: P_tl,, Minn., February 15, 1884. )
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By order of the Board.
• K. It. DELANO, President.
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