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TEE CAPITAL CITY
IM ,11 'Kit DAY'S KIN Or HUMORS
The Fraud Cabinet Kindly Agrees to Cany
Out a Hill if It Become* Law— Exodna
Evidence Confirmed— The Inter-State
Commerce Bill— Bright Eyes Exclaims
and Standing ltoar Protest*— Senate Com
mittee Report In Favor of the Plans for
Stealing Indian Territory.
Washington, Feb. 13.— 0n motion of Mr.
Forney the Seuato amendments to the mili
tary academy appropriation bill were non
Mr. Wells, from the committeo on appro
priations, reported back a bill making an
additional appropriation of $135,000 for tho
support of certain Indian tribes for the
present fiscal year. It passed.
Mr. Frye, from tho committee on an inter
oceanic canal, reported a resolution calling
on the secretary of tho navy for all informa
tion and correspondence touching an inter
national caual now in the possession of his
department not heretofore published.
Committee reports of a private nature
were then called.
Air. Johnston, from the committee on
military affairs, reported a bill removing the
disabilities of Sergeant I*. I*. Powell and au
thorizing his appointment as an officer of
the United SUites army.
Mr. Pries offered a resolution calling on
the secretary of war for information as to
whether any railroad company, other than
the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific ltailway
company, has made application for the right
to use the government bridge over the Mi
ssissippi river at Hock Island, eto. Adopted.
The bill for the relief of Friz John Porter
being the regular order, Mr. Bright raised
the question of consideration p.^ninst tho
bill and tho House refu ed, ayes 41, noes not
counted, to consider the bill.
The House then went into committee of
the whole on the private calendar.
Tbo bill coming over from last Friday for
relief of certain citizens of Lynchburg, Va.,
and rafuudiu^ to them taxe3 improperly col-
Ucted froai tneiu on manufactured tobacco
v,-;is passed, yeas 151, nays 39. Adjonrned.
Tho session to-morrow will be for debate
GENERAL CAPITAL NEWS.
TOE EXODUS DJQUIBT.
Washington, Feb. 13.— The session of the
Senate exodus committee to-day was long,
but nearly all the evidence adduced was
cumulative, both as regards the statement of
facts connected with the condition of the
emigrants in Indiana, their condition in
North Carolina and previous to leaving there,
and tho individual opinions of witnesses as
to tho responsibility of ltepublican politi
cians in Indiana and elsewhere for the in
auguiation and ooatimutnee of the exodus.
NATIONAL BAILIICAD ISEGULATIONB.
The inter State commerce committee to
dfiy adopted Representative Henderson's bill
as a substitute for Mr. Reagan's bill.
Henderson's biil was amended in hnveral
particulars before it was accepted as a sub
stitute. It provides for a beard of cam
mission' with powers and duties similar
to those proposed by the McCord bill and
the "Charles Francis Adr.ms*' plan. Ten of
tho amendments extend tho jurisdiction of
the commissioners over the transportation
of all property by railroad from one. State or
Territory into or through one or more other
States or Territories or to or from any for
eign country, whether such property bo car
ried by ono railroad or by several railroads,
running in connection with each other and
when such commerce bo carried on roads
lying wholly within one State or more.
Another amendment, adopted on
motion of Mr. Bliss, re
quires tho commission to inquire into that
method of railroad management known as
"pooling," and stato tho result of their in
quiry in their first annual report, and
whether in their judgment any, and if so,
what legislation is expedient in relation
thereto. l?y tho bill discriminations and
rebates are forbidden. Mr. Henderson's
bill was adopted by the following vote : ayes,
Messrs. 151isR, Koss, McLain, Dnester,
O'Neill, Wait, Henderson, Townsend of
Ohio and llassell. Nays, Messrs. Regan,
Kenna, Thomas, Turner of Kentucky,
Acklin, Beul and Clardy. The bill was
ordered to be reported to tho house with
the request that an early day be assigned
for its consideration. The last section of
tho bill appropriate!? $25,000 for carrying
into effect its provisions from tho date of
enactment to Juno 30, 1881, and provides
that no pending litigation between railroad
companies shall in any way be affected by
the provisions of tho act.
THE OBACIOTJ9 OADIHET.
At v meeting of the cabinet to day there
was a general discussion regarding the
character of the :i' 2 percent, refunding bill
agreed on by the ways and means commit
tee yesterday. Tho only apprehension felt
was as to whether tho bonds would sell at
par. Some members, however, thought tho
credit <;f the country was so well established
us to insure ready Bale of :'.'_, percent, bonds.
It was agreed to do tho best that could be
iloue with the measure in event of its pas
sago by Congrees.
iIKKHIT EXES AND STANDING BEAR.
At the Senato investigation to-day into
the removal of tbc Cheyennes and Poncas.
tho attention of "Uriyht Eyes" was called to
a paper purporting to be signed by the bead-;
of nearly all th« I'oncji families requesting
tho President to remove the tribo to a uewrcs
ervatiou in the ludian Territory. Bright Kyes
exclaimed, "Why, White Kiglo has told me
a dozen times he never si;;uod any such pa
per. Why, that is monstrous." Standing
Hoar was then shown tlu< paper. Ho road it
over, smiled incredulously, aud made several
gestures cf disgust, accompanied by expres
sive grunts, but finally said: "That's white
man's way; they write one thing and tell us
another." Ho then explained the circum
stances attending tho signing by the council
of chiefs of the paper supposed by them to
be a refusal to leave their reservation.
SPEAKER EAXDAIX DENIES.
Speaker Randall when his attention was
called this morning to a statement that he
had promised to give Mr. Finley the iloor
Monday next to move to suspend the rules to
piss the bill to equalize the bounties of sol
diers and soldiers who 6erved in the late
war, denied positively that any such promise
was made by him or that ho had given any j
encouragement th«t he would recognize an \
individual member to move s suspension of ;
the rules in preference to committee seek
iDg reeogniticn for such a purpose.
The Senate sub-committes? reported to '
the full committee to-day a measure pro- ]
riding for the organization of a territorial j
form of government for the Indian Ter- I
The Senate ccmuittee will vote upon tho j
cgalls case on Mondaj next.
The Sand L'lts "WorhluKineu" Out Again
— luillra'.ioiis That the Aiitl-Clilnoati
C'iaiMO of the New California CoMtlta
tlou AVID lie Contested in the Courts.
San Fbancisco, Feb. 13. — The working
men met again to-day and visited tho offices
of some of tho minor manufacturing corpo
rations and were promised replies to-morrow.
President Stanford, of tho Central Pacific,
to day addressed a letter to tho committee,
staling in substance that there were
only seven Chinamen in tho employ
of the company in the city:
that the company was retaining on duty
many whito men whose service? wero not
really required, because they did not wish to
discharge old employes; that tho company
wonld respect tho laws us construed by the
courts, and in the management of its busi
ness would ba governed, under laws, entirely
by consideration of what it deems the wisest
policy. An answer was also received from
the president of tho Selby smelting works,
who bluntly said that he considered the law
unconstitutional and wonld not obey it until
the United States bade him submit.
The assembly to-day passed a bill to en
force the clause of tho constitution at issue,
by a voto of soventy-threo to two, and the
Governor promptly signed it. A dispatch
announcing the Governor's action was read
at tho sand lots during the meeting, and was
greeted with prolonged cheers for the bill
and for the Governor. The workingmon
will again parade to-morrow. Many mem
bers of ttw Legislature voted for the bi 1
merely for tho purpose of bringing about
some settlement of tho matter, as it will
doubtless eoruo beforo the courts at an early
M I H N KSOT A N E U.S.
Nine nirrriage licenses wore issued in Now
I'lui during the month of January.
I»ast week, two conviots were taken from
Dakota county to tho State penitentiary.
Last year, $50,000 wero expended in
Marshall, Lyon county, in building impro
The ijrand jury stood eighteen to four in
favor of a new court hous« and jail at Fuii
mont, Martin county.
Last week, in Hastings, two yonng mon
procured marriago licenses to marry the
same Tableau .
Martin county has but one term of court a
year, and the Sentinel thinks it a gosd thing
for the county financially.
The fees and mileage of the grand jury in
Mnrtin county, at tho present term of court,
amounted to $351.70.
A new school honsa is to bo bnilt in D:s
trict No. . r >, in tho town of Cottonwool!,
Brown county, next summer.
Kristopher Janson, a famous poet and
scholar of Norway, is advertised to lectaro at
several prominent points ia tho State.
Tho Long Prairie Argun says: Mr. Davis,
who lives across the lako from Osafcis,
cangut a cross fox which is worth $40.
C. H. Jenison, of Lake Park, Brckt-r
connty, committed suicide, last week. l>y
hanging. His mind was disordered by ill
One day last week Georgo Palmer drovo
his mare from Long Prairio to Sauk Center,
a distance of twenty miles, in ono hour and
Bishop and Mrs. Whipplo havo left their
home in Faribault and gone to Florida to
spend the remainder of tho winter, on »c
count of the impaired health of tho latter.
Mrs. Max Fink and another lady of St.
Paul visited Now Ulin last week, soliciting
contributions for the German orphans' asy
lum in St. Paul. They received something
over $100 from tlio good people of New
Senator McMillan has introduced a bill in
to the Senate for the relief of William Pfnpa
der. It appropriates $883.60 to reimburse
him for property lost by bnrning of govern
ment buildings at Fort Ridgely, Minn., in
Building experts havo recently examined
the walls of Carleton college, Northfitld,
left standing by tho fire, and pronounce
them so far uninjured and fitron^; enough to
remain for tho rebuilding of tho edifice,
without being taken down.
Tho Tyler, Lincoln county, Tribune save:
"Tyler wants a barber, a shoemaker, a clock
cobbler, a wagon maker, a harness-maker, a
good physician, a furniture store, a hard
ware store, and 200 men to take up claims."'
Those who can furnish the desired articles
will make a nota of it.
Duluth Tribune, Feb. 6: On Mouday la=t
Mr. R. A. Gray mot with a terrible accident
at his planing mill. In working with ono of
the machines ho made a rni«-rnove in some
way, when his hand was caught in tho
planer, and terribly mutilated His thumb,
Fniall and middle fingers were taken off, and
his hand otherwise greatly cut up.
Monleviedo (Chippewa county) loader,
Feb. 7: Mr. N. O. Norman, who resides
near town, was considerably injured on
Tuesday, by being run over by his wagon,
on First street. Mr. Norman was walking
ahead of hi 3 oxen, when he slipped down.aud
the team passed over him, one wheel pass
ing aoross his breast, and the oxen's feet
bruising his face.
R. Naddy, of Lako Park, Becker connty.
employed a tramp, last week, and after two
or three days apparently faithfnl service, he
suddenly disappeared, taking clothing and
other property from his employer. He was
pursued, overtaken, severely thrashed, find
the stolen property retnrned. To wiud up,
ho caUed for tho services of a physician to
dress his wounds, alleging that he had been
robbed and beaten by highwaymen.
A Foolish Wager,
| Princeton Union. I
One evening last we<jk, a young man
named Elmer Severance, who was working
at Smith & Carter's camp, bet one of his
companions a quarter that he could place a
dipper of cold water on the stove and hold
his finger in the dipper until the water be
gan to boil. Tho wager was acceptedr' Sev
erence held his finger in tho dipper quite a
while, but was obliged to withdraw it before
the water had reached a boiling pitch, hence
he lost his bet. On examination it was
found that the finger was completely cooked,
it pained Severance so that he was obliged
to quit work and come to town for medical
treatment. The probability is that the
finger will hive to be amputated.
Sale and Lease of Railroads.
St. JosErn. Mo., Feb. 13.— The St. Joseph
& Albany narrow guage road haa been
i bought by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
i and will be made a standard guage and ex
; tended to Mount Ayr, lowa. The property,
fifty miles of road, will be transferred to
Talmadge. of the Union Pacific, and Car
; son, of tho Hannibal & St. Joe, were here
|to day. The former road has leased of the
j latter that part of the lino between St.
I Joseph and Atchison and Missouri Pacific,
| and trains will begin running into St. Joseph
jon the --d inst. The lease is for twenty-five
yCl^ /_*__! 4Jb "^tSp^
ST. PAUL, SATUKDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1850.
Sails Surely for Mexico, After Experienc
ing a Hallway Accident in Cuba.
Havana, Feb. 13.— Gen. Grant and party
sailed this afternoon for Vera Cruz by the
steamer City of Alexandria. The Fame au
thorities who received Gen. Grant on his ar
rival here accompanied him to the steamer.
The party spent ono day on the plantation
of Los Canos and left there last night, start
ing from La Union station at 10 o'clock on
a special train. Half an hour later the en
gine struck a cow and the train went off the
track, luckily without serious consequences.
Tho fireman was wounded. The train was
running on an embankment ten feet high at
the tinio of the accident. The passengers
had to wait till 3 o'clock for another train
and arrived in Havana at 6 o'clock in the
E. Is. Wash bur v Withdraws from the Kace
Chicago, Fob. 13.— The Inter Ocean has
tho following double-leaded editorial: "The
persistent efforts of certain journals
hostile to Gen. Grant, in trying to make the
peoplo believe that the Hon. E. B. Wash
burue is a candidate for tho Presidency, has
become annoying to that gentleman, and he
authorizes tho Inter Ocean to announce that
he is not, and under no circumstances will
he be, such a candidate. Ho is for Gen.
Grant first, last and all the time. He fur
ther says that the friend who wrote this
paper the other day that ho was a candidate
for Governor of Illinois was rnoro jealous
The Debate on His Vane to JBealu on Mon
day-The Present Status of the Hatter.
| Washington Special.)
Notice was given in the Senate to-day that
the Filz John Porter case will be called up
for discussion nest Msndny. la regard to
this matter three separate reports have been
made, and though they ostensibly represent
the views and sentiments of all nine mem
bers cf tho Senato military committee, it is
ascertained they only thoroughly represent
tho views and opinions of the in
dividual who made them — namely Senators
ltandolpb, Logan, and Burnsido. As to tho
latter's report, made yesterday, there is con
siderable criticism. He has the reputation
of being a very conservative man, but it has
been left to him to insinuate that Gen. Por
ter waited until the Democratic party got a
cloar majority in Congress before making an
effort for vindication. Gen. Burnsido claims
that "a second court-martial would give a
reliablo opinion that would command
tho respect of military men all
over the world, and give Gen. Porter the
justico which is due to him. Any vindica
tion short of that would do him and his de
scendants no good. Consider, for instance,
lbs action of Congress upon this bill, if it
should be ;i^s>inst him. In other words, if
this bill should fail to pass, then he will have
had no vindication; in fact, it will
I mid to his condemnation. If it should
I iihsh in a modified form, then it could
be said that he did not deserve tho full
measure of his sentence, but yet deserved
condemnation of Eomo kind. If it should
pass its it has been reported by the majority
of this committee, and fail to pass by a sub
stantially unanimous vote, it will bo said
that for years Gen. Porter has been trying
to gel action upon this case, and never until
this particular period, and under the present
peculiar circumstances, has he been able to
I get it ; aud low be gets a bill passed, with
| < -ill favorable recommendation of the Presi-
I <!< nt, by a simple majority of Congress,
and in violation of ft well-established prin
ciple of government, that sentences of
courts-martial should not be annulled by
Congress." It is said that Porter does not
want a second trial, and, as suggested by a
member of Congress to-day, if a
second trial could be legally given it
might result in Porter's being shot "But,' 1
said this member, "even if a second court
ir.artial should be allowed, Porter could snap
hi 3 fingers at its orders, for, in point of fact,
it would havo no authority over or power to
compel Porter to stand taial. He is put
bide of tho jurisdiction of any military trib
unal, and would not subject himself to
another trial, as proposed by Bumside, be
cause he must know that there would bo but
ilia slightest chance of getting a vindica
tion of the fulsome character that be
fit-ems to want or expect." A Democratic
.Senator is prepared to oiler at a proper
time, as a substitute for the bills now pend
ing, a proposition to reinstate Porter in the
rank of colouel of the regular army, to which
rank he would have been entitled, and then
place him on tho retired list, with the pay of
ii retired colonel, from and after tho passage
of this act, thus avoiding tho objectionable
feature of the other bills, which propose to
aliow Porter a large sum as back pay, and to
reinstate him in a higher rank than he wa3
Eau Claire is soon to Lavo an Opera
Last wetrk, Judgo Elwanf, of Beaver Dam,
had an nrm broken.
The postoflioo at Ft. Atkinson wa3 robbed
tho other night of $35.
Tho barn of Frank R9i3ce, near Jefferson,
was destroyed by fire last week, with nil its
Chief Justice Ryan is rt ported to be slow
ly but steadily gaining strength, but is yet
Wausan has voted §10,000 city Bid to its
boom company, nnd tho boom will be en
larged to a capacity of one hundred millions.
About §:_'OO,OOO worth of copper ore was
transported on the Chicago & Northwestern
railroad last week fur the Lake Superior
On a rectnt night tho bara of Prof Marsh,
of Berlin, was destroyed by fire, and a horse
was burned to death.
Last week Charles Merrill, of Appleton,
fell thirty fest through an elevator and was
not killed, but received serious injuries.
Reports from the logging camps continue
of the most encouraging character. They
are all doing an immense business since the
last snow and freeze.
Rev. F. C. Haddoch, pastor of tho Con
gregational church in Waupaca. has re
signed, owing to some dissatisfaction in his
John C. Glover, of Hudson, has presented
a petition to the Wisconsin legislature ask
ing for the right to maintain and operate a
toll dam on the Totogatic branch of the St. j
Waukesha Freeman: Two young hyenas
outraged a ten year old girl in this village |
last week, and notwithstanding all the parties
are known, net a move has been made to
ward punishing them.
Mary Ertle, a Milwaukee girl, was burned
to death while ironirg clothes, the other
evening. She went too near the fire, and
her dress was drawn in by the draught and
It is now reported to bs quite certain that
Col. Burr Robbins will fully recover from
his late terrible injury. Ho is daily growing
stronger and does not suffer very much.
The people of his section are greatly re
joiced at the prospect.
SINS AND SORROWS.
WISV, RAID AND FLOODS IN THE
Murderers Couvicted-Deulh'* Harvest—
Railroad Bridge Washed Out end Tart
of a Train Jumps Into the Gap-Perse
cution in Maine-Defaulters and Embez-
Fatally Burned— Dead of tho
Day— A Disgrace to River Men.
Cincinnati, Feb. 13.— has rained almost
incessantly since 5 o'clock yesterday evening
— part of the time quite heavily. The Ohio
river is rising rapidly along the whole
length, from Pittsburg to Cairo. The snow
molted by warm rain at the head waters of
the Ohio will cause an unusual rise there,
and high water may be expected in a very
short time. The rain fall here from the
time of beginning yesterday till 10:20 to
night is reported by the signal service ob
server to be 2.08 inches. The Commercial
special from Stanford, Ky., says a violent
wind and thunder storm passed over the
eastern part of Lincoln county late last
night, blowing down Garnett's undertaker
shop and one of the ■ buildings at Crab
Orchard Springs, and unroofing the main
building at the Springs.
TOBNADO AT NASHVILLE.
Nashville, Term... Feb. — A cyclone,
accompanied by lightning, thunder and
heavy rain passed over this city at 12 o'clock
last night. The wind was at the rate of
forty miles per hour. The spires of the
First Baptist, St. John's, colored, and St.
Paul's, colored, churches were blown down,
as were also the inside brick walls of the
new custom house. The roof of Rhea &
Sons' elovator, containing 20,000 bushels of
grain, was swept off. The third story of the
Edgefield Manufacturing company was
blown away. The roofs of a large number
of private residences were blown off, and
the damage, to this hour, cannot possibly bo
Nashville, Term., Feb. — The princi
pal losses Bustaipod by tho storm of last
night were Edgefield & Nashville manufac
turing company, $20,000; custom house,
$10,000; First colored Baptist church, 8,.
000; St. Paul's, $20,000. Tho entire loss is
estimated at ©75,000.
WIND AND FLOODS IN KENTUCKY.
Louisville, Feb. 13.— At 5:30 p. m. to
day tho wind avoraged a volocity of forty
two miles per hour, blowing from tho south
west. Within tbo last six hours the temper
ature fill 21 degrees, reading at 3 p. m. 56
and nt 'J, 31. Total rainfall for the day I.SO
inches; for forty-eight hours, 3.03 inches.
No damage is reported worth mentioning.
At Frankfort, Ky., the river is rising at the
rate of a foot an hour. Tho lowtr end of
that city ia flooded, and before morning the
water will be in the State house yard. The
rise waa never known to be so sndden. The
loss of logs, etc., in the river will be very
great. Reports to the Courier-Journal from
the interior ar jto the effect that consider
able damage has been done to outhouses,
A defaulter's confession.
La whence, Mass., Feb. 18. — Andrew Smith
01 Noith Andover, defaulting town treasurer,
has acknowledged that yearly since finst
elected in lt*C:> he Lad converted money of
tbotownto his own use. The amount of
defalcation is $"9,822. The smallest ir
regular town note was ?iOO and tho largest
FBAUIJ COMMISSION lIOU3E.
riiiLADLi-rniA, Feb. 13. — Several months
ogo Alexander Handy established a commis
sion honso in Ntw York nnd a branch bouse
here, under the name of W. B. Wyruan.
Forty to fifty thousand dollars worth of goods
were purchased in New York on time, ship
ped here and sold by Wyruan for cash. The
notes are due and Handy and Wyman have
BOTH FOUND GUILTY.
Newakk, N. J.. Feb 13. — The jury in the
case of Margaret Meirscbofler and Frank
Dammons, charged wil.h the murder of
John Mtirshoffer, husband of Margaret, in
West Orange, Oct 9th, rendered a verdict of
guilty of murdei in tho first degree, against
A MAINK PKBSKCUTION.
Augusta, Me., Feb 13. — John Benson, Jr.,
Fusion deputy secretary of state and a
member of Smith's staff, was arraigned
beforo Judgo True yesterday, charged with
larceny of manuscript tabulation of legisla
tive returns from E. C. Moody, January 29,
1880. The compliant also contained
a count for inciting unknown persons to
commit said crime. Several witnesses tes
tified for the government, when counsel
for defendant claimed no proof had been
preFented as to guilt and asked the de
fendant's discharge, stating ho should offer
no evidence in defense. The Judge, how
ever, ordered the defendant to givo bail
in $r>oo to appear at the April term of
the superior o6*urt.
A STEAMBOAT CLEBS A DEFAULTER.
Louisville, Ky.,Fob. 13.— This afternoon
it became current that Dave McClure, clerk
of the Louisville and Cincin nati steamer,
Gen. Lvtle, was a defaulter to a large
amount. A reporter found the steamer at
the wharf, and asked Capt, Carter, superin
tendent at this end of the line, what truth
there was in the rumor. He replied that it
was trne that McCluro haa been under a
cloud for souae time, but there is no doubt
that ho is a defaulter. He has been clerk of
the steamer for four years. In reply to a
request for tho amount of the shortage,
Capt. Carter said that it hadn't jet been de
veloped fully. An examination of accounts
is in progress, and no accurate figures can bo
given. The amount is considerable.
Pbovidence, It. 1., Feb. 13. — Samuel G
Arnold died early this morning. He was
thrice lieutenant governor and served c short
time in the United States Senate. He was
the author of a history of Rhode Island.
Cincinnati, Feb. 13. — Maj. James Thomp
son, of Newport, Ky., died to-day. He was
on the retired list of the regular army for a
number of years.
Chicago, Feb. 13. — Mahlon A. Ogden, a
pioneer settler of Chicago, aged C 9, died
this afternoon at Elmhurst, a suburban
place. He had been very wealthy, but un
< fortunate real estate transactions left him
in reduced circumstances. He was bom in.
New York, and lived in Columbus, Ohio,
[Mr. Ogden'-s house was the only one on
the North Side which was not burned in the
great fire — which swept all around and far
beyond his place. — Ed. Globe.]
New York, Feb. 13. — Mrs. Tweed, widow
\ of Wm. M. Tweed, died to-day at Paris.
BAILEOAD BEIDGE WASHED AWAT.
Datton, Feb. 13. — A bridge on the Dayton
& Southeastern road, near Chillicothe was
washed away this morning and the en
gine and several cars were thrown into the
stream, the engineer and fireman being
killed instantly. The passenger coaches es.
caped, and no other injuries were sustained-
Trains were delayed and will not be resumed
before to-morrow night.
A MOTHEB AFTKB HKB OHILDUEN.
BurrALO, Feb. 13.— Mrs. Henry C. Ben
son, of Louisville, Ky., arrived here yeßter
duy and through attorneys obtained a writ of
habeas corpus and served it on Henry C.
Benson to produce their two children, which
he abducted from Louisville recently. A
hearing in the case will be had next Tuesday,
the children in the meantime being given in ,
charge of tho mother by direction of the
THBOUGH A BRIDGE.
Cincinnati, Feb. 13. — A Times special
says tho train on the Dayton & Southwest
ern railroad, which left Chillicothe at C:l5
this morning, fell through the first bridge
west of Chillicothe, instantly killing Wm,
Connors, the engineer, and Frank Kucet,
the fireman. No one else injured-
AN EMBEZZLER CONVICTED.
New Ojjleans, Feb. 13. — The jury brought
in a verdict of guilty in the case of Edward
C. Palmer, charged with having as president
of the Louisiana Savings bank and safe de
posit company embezzled the funds.
Chicago, Feb. 13. — Last night a fire in
the residence of Edward Costello, terribly
burned his wife Bridget, who, with her hus
band, had been engaged in drnnken orgies.
She died this morning at the county hospital.
.1 II onion at Jordan Loses Bvr life by a
On Friday evening, February C, Mrs. John
Beckins, of Jordan, was fatally burned and
died from her injuries the next morning.
The Jordan (Scott county) Advocate gives
the following account of the sad accident:
Early in the evening Mrs. Beokins retired to
bed with her children, leaving a lamp burn
ing near by for her husband, who was away
from home. She soon fell asleep, and was
suddenly awakened te find her clothing and
the bed on which she lay on fire. She
sprang out of bed and hurriedly attempted
to remove her children, fearing the house
would burn, forgetting in her maternal so
licitude the hre fiend that was enveloping
her own body in its shroad and crisping
the flesh to the very bone. One child,
a brave little boy, vainly attempted to
tear the bnrning garments from his mother's
form, burning his hands badly in the effort-
Neighbors saw the light of the fire, and
hastening to the scene soon succeeded in ex
tinguishing it. Bat they were too late to
save tho poor mother, whom they found
terribly burned, from head to foot, her
hands so badly crisped that the fingers were
curled inward to the palms. The fire is
supposed to have been caused by an explo
sion of tho lamp, as it was found in a
shattered condition that indicated that it
had been blown to pieces. Dr. Walter was
called, but very little could be done to re
lieve her sufferings until doath ended h?r
TIIE JIOBTOX C 4.SE.
The H tutor v of the Appointment Written
by a I'ersonal Friend.
[Washington Correspondence) Cleveland Herald. ]
"The Senato, in executive session, rejected
the nomination of John M. Morton, as col
lector of internal rovenne for the San Fran
cisco district," is tho laconic statement that
moat all readers of the newspapers in this
country read yesterday morning, and, as
they read it, gave it no further thought or
notice. But did the real history of the case
appear to their eyes, it might, perhaps, give
them considerable surprise to learn that this
matter of John Morton's confirmation in tho
Senate has been one of intense personality
and embarrassment during tho last six
weeks, both to tne President and to the
Mr. John M. Morton in the oldest son of
the late Senator, about 37 years old, of pre
possessing personal appearance, nnd very
modest and diffident in his speech. He is at
present United States consul at Honolulu,
Sandwich Islands, to which position he was
assigned last spring and confirmed by tho
Senate. Mrs. Morton, his mother, has a po
culinr nervous dread of the water, and does
not like the idea of her Eon being exposed to
tho dangers of sea-journeying between Cali
fornia and the Sandwich Islands. She finally
became so morbid over the matter that she
made a personal and tearful appeal to
the President for the appointment of her
son to a government office in California,
where she could go and livo with him. The
President, in the kindness of his heart, was
willing, and as tho term of the present col
lector of internal revenue of the San Fran
cisco district is soon to expire, he offered to
give it to her son. The position is worth
17,0001 7,000 per annum. Mrs. Morton gladly ac
cepted, and John's nnme was sent in to the
Well, it seems that on account of John
Morton'B diffidence and reticence, he is an
almost entire stranger to the California del
gation, both parties, and they resented what
they thought a sensdeß* act on the part of
the President, who, in defiance of their unit
ed wishes, had sent in the name of an entire
stranger to them for the most im
portant federal ollico on the Pa
cific coast. They stirred around and
searched John's record, upon which they de
clared that he was ineligible, having no resi
dence or vote in California: that he was re
gistered as a citizen of the District of Colum
bia up to the dato of his appointment to
Honolulu; and that a citizen of the State it
self should ba selected. To this appeal the
President was disposed ta listen, but Mrs.
Morton counteracted the sentiment, and tho
fight was transferred to tho Senate. Here
the rnited efforts of the Californians
made the rejection of the young man a
moral certainty, and again the President was
notified that he should save John tho morti
fication of being formally rejected by the
Senate, and again tho mother prevented this
action of the President. Then the question
was settled by a vote of forty-two against
ten for Morton. This unhappy wrangle
might have been spared to all parties by the
expenditure of a trifls of good sense by the
active promoters of Mr. Morton's interests.
Last evening Capt. Clark arrested Her
man Frifz, a young boy seventeen years old
who resides in the Sixth ward, aa being one
of the gang who broke into B. Presley &
Co.'s Btore at No. 72 East Third street
Wednesday night and carried away
considerable booty in the shape
of fruits and nuts. Fritz, after
his arrest, made a confession to the officer
and told just how the thing was done. He
says the place was broken into, Thursday
morning at 2 o'clock, by a gang composed
of Michael Schank, Dennis Sweeny, Charles
Levi, and himself, who after stu ffing them
selves with candy, nuts and frnit, took away
all they could carry.
Capt. Clark gave orders last night fcr the
arrest of Dennis Sweeny and Charles Levi,
and a nnmber of others who are implicated
in other robberies by the confessions of
Fritz. Michael Schank, one of the four
who went through Presley's store, was com
mitted yesterday to the Reform school,
where, without donbt, tb« balance of the
gang will be sent.
THE GLOBE HOROSCOPE.
A» it Catti !U LJcht on the Chlvngo Mar
| Special Telegram to the Globe]
Chicago, Fefc. 13.— Cables lower, as was pre
dicted last evening. Wheat opened at the low
est point of the day, and the active traders
wero disposed to sell it still lower. Whenever
two of these symptoms show color, the clique
have to step in and spoil the bear dance, which
they did daily, taking all offerings of both op
tions for March and April. I called attention
to the continued pounding of April, causing
the premium to drop from three quarters of a
cent to one quarter cent per bushel. This the
gang took advantage of, taking everything, but
rather making the cheap April option the favor
ite, the premium closing back to the old price,
three quarters of a cent, with very heavy trans
actions. Curb 81.28^ March; 1.23% to 1.24
Corn unchanged; 40!j'c for May.
Provisions easier early, pork closing for April
at $11.62%. Lard— Mr. Keeno's pet deal wa*
and has been active and strong all day, with
heavy purchases by firms representing his and
his friends' account; closing firm; April $7.25
bid, and from the looks of the deal the end is
The See d Potatoes Bill Progression Favor
ably—Liberal American Contributions—
Farnellat Baltimore— The Herald's Dis
tributing; Committee and its Attack on
rarnell— Dublin AVorklngmen on the
Verge of Starvation.
London, Feb. 13. — The Times says the
objection of the Irish members that a charge
upon the church fund would really be in aid
of poor rates, and would thus violate the
express provisions of the accof 1869, is in
consistent with the olaim made on the im
perial exchequer. The measures of govern
ment are intended only to take effect when
tho poor law system proves wholly inade
quate, whether it is at the cost of the
church fund or the state.
Beblin, Feb. 13.— The North German
Gazelle in an article on British politics ex
presses the opinion that in the next general
election in Great Britain the liberals will pay
dearly for leaguing with the Irish.
Dublin, Feb. 13. — The Mansion House
committee has letters giving particulars of
increasing distress in Ireland.
London, Feb. 13. — In the house of com
mons to-night the first thirteen clauses of
the seed potatoes, Ireland, bill were passed
and the house adjourned.
Baltimore, Fob. 13. — Mr. Parnell ad
dressed an immense audienoe at the Academy
of Music to-night. The mayor presided,
and among those on the stage were Got.
Hamilton and the clergymen of tho Metho
dist Episcopal and Catholic churches.'
Philadelphia, Feb. 13. — Tho Commer
cial Exchange is moving to send a ship-load
of grain and flour to the starving people in
Dublin, 13. — The unemployed la
borers of this city held another demonstra
tion to-day. J v their speeches they declared
they were on the brink of starvation.
THE "HEBALD" AND rABNELL.
New Youk, Feb. 14.— The Herald names
as a committee to distribute its Irish relief
fund Col. King Harmon, M. P., Mr. Show
M. P., Prof. Baldwin, Cardinal McCloakey
and Mr. Parntll. The cardinal at first de
clined to servo, but has since reconsidered
his declination, and now consents to render
the requested servioe. Mr. Parnell also de
clined when his services were first asked, but
the Herald hopes he will reconsider his de
cisions, and repeats its request that be will
act an one of the committee, notwithstanding
his strange course toward the papor. The
editorial upou the subject in this morn
ing's Herald' concludes as followst *"We;
offer Mr. Parnell such a committee as he
thinks desirable, naming himself as a mem
ber of it. If he again declines tho verdict
of the American public it will be that Mr.
Parnc-U's object is not the relief of his starv
ing countrymen but selfish agitation for his
own political and personal aggrandizement,
and that he is not only an obstructionist in
his own country, but an obstructionist to
charity here. If ho deliberately puts him
self in this position tbo American people
will think it about time that he and his
farce were ended. We suppose all sensible
Irishmen will endorse this conclusion."
Competition Uctween the Union Pacific and
Chicago, Feb. 13.— General passenger
agents of the prinoipal western roads cen
tering here, met with representatives of the
Pitlsbnrg & Ft. Wayne and Wabash roadp,
to adjust rates. They didn't arrive at any
satisfactory conclusion, but incidentally the
following correspondence tranpired:
Omada, Feb. 13. — Mr. Goodman, of the
Central Pacific railroad, telegraphs me that
San Francisco is full of New York passen
gers awaiting tho departure of the next
steamship, whi«h sails Feb. 20, the Pacifio
Mail Steamship company offering a
through rate of §75 cabin and $35 steerage,
and pajing $5 commission per ticket to
hotels, etc. Shall I say to Goodman that
tho Central Pacific may make such rates as
may be necessary to hold tho business and
that you will share the reduction on the basis
of the present through proportion.
T. L. KIMBALL,
General Passenger Agent, Union Pacifio
After full discussion, the road 3 leading
west from here sent the following:
"The lines east of Kansas City and Omaha
will accept a pro rata per mile upon any
rate which the Central Pacific makes to meet
the rates made by th-j Pacifio Mail to New
York, provided the tickets are limited to one
day beyond the actual schedule time, and to
be sold at tariff rates with a drawbaok on
New York to the amount of the reduction."
The New Southern Route.
Louisville, Feb.l3. — From Louisville and
Nashville to New York and Liverpool,
the combination can carry freight at
rates that will be ruinous to the Northern
trunk lines. It expects to have a large part
of the grain that goes from Chicago to New
York and Liverpool by Northern routes to
take the Southern route. It has large
steamers plying between Savannah and
New York, and ooean freights are not only
cheaper than rail rates, but cheaper than
lake rates. And not only will it strike for a
great part of Eastern business, but it will
make rates that will bring to it a great part
of the Western business. Indeed, nearly
every article that Louisville now imports,
will come by way of Savannah, Atlanta and
Death of Judge I. out and Rev. Mr. Lewi*.
| Special Telegram to the Globe.l
Winona, Minn., Feb. 13. — Judge Samuel
Lord died last night at his home in Mantor
ville after prolonged illneas. Funeral on
Rev. Benjamin G. Lowis, Baptist minister,
died at Colfax, lowa, last Tuesday, aged 83.
He was a resident of Winona and will be
buried here to-morrow-
DAME EUROPA'S SCHOOL.
Spain Bashful About Taking Morocco—
D'lgraell Wont Deny That (Persia May
Have Herat — Officers Kloct of the
Reichstag — Prussia's Heary Burden of
Taxes— Amerlcan'.Gold (n the British Par
THE PBUSSIAN BUDGET.
Beblin, Feb. 13.— In the lower house of
the Prussian diet to-day tho remainder of
the budget bills passed their second reading.
Prussia's matriculatory contribution to the
empire is set down in the budget at 43,641,
753 marks. The revenue and expenditure
for the financial year of 1880-'Bl are each
estimated at 798,905.580 marks; the ordinary
expenditure at 700,223,930 marks, and the
extraordinary outlay at 39,761,050 marks.
AH ALLY FOB OUB PBOTEOTIONISTS.
London, Feb. 13.— 1n the House of Com
mons to-day Mr. Wheelhonse, Conservative,
moved the appointment of a select com
mittee to consider the commercial relations
between England and foreign nations, espe
cially with reference to the importation of
manufactured goods from abroad, and the
effect of free trade. He said America had
beaten England in cotton cloths, and that
the great manufacturing mills which were
once working here were now only to be
found in America. After a short debate the
motion was rejected.
OFFICEBS OF THE BEICHSTAG^
Beblin, Feb. 13. — In the reichstag to-day
Count Yon Arnim Boytenzburg was elected
President of the chamber, receiving 15i out
of 244 votes. Herr Yon Bennegsen received
89 votes. Herr Frankenstein, of the centre,
was elected first vice president by 164 votes,
92 blank ballots having been cast in addi
tion; and Herr Hoelder, national liberal, was
elected second vice president by 149 votes,
82 blanks. Hen Hoelder has not yet ar
rived in Berlin and it is not known whether
he has accepted the office.
SPAIN AND MOBOCCO.
Madbid, Feb. 13. — In the chamber of
deputies, to-day, Premier Conovas del Cas
tillo, replying to an interpellation, stated
that the government would not receive a
petition brought by Eabyle chiefs from sev
eral thousand Moors, asking to be placed
under the allegiance of Spain. He added
that it had been arranged that representa
tives of the powers vhould hold a confer
ence on the affairs of Morocco, wheh would
probably take place in Madrid, and would be
highly beneficial to Spain.
ENGLAND AND PERSIA.
London, Feb. 13.— 1n the house of lords
to-day Earl Granville asked whether Lord
Beaoonsfield, by his recent statements,
meant that no decision had boen araived at
regarding Herat. Lord Beaconsfield said
that it wonld only lead to misconception if
we went beyond tho absolute statement that
her majesty's government hadn't released
Persia from her engagement not to occupy
London, Feb. 13. — A Berlin dispatch says
Herr Lasker, leader of the National Liberals,
proposes visiting the United States, where
he will make a prolonged stay.
A dispatch from Berlin says: "It is re
ported on fair authority here that a special
alliance is about to be concluded between
England, Germany and Austria."
GEN Kit AL FOREIGN.
London, Feb. 13.— Calthurst, member of
parliament from Cork county, a home ruler,
was refused admission to membership in the
London, Feb. 13. — It is definitely deter
mined to erect a monument to Prince Louis
Napoleon in Westminster Abbey.
Alexandbia, Feb. 13.— A collision at
Tantab, on the Egyptian government rail
way, between an Indian passenger train
from Suez and a train, killed one en
gineer. Many passengers were injured, and
great damage was done t> rolling stock.
Pabis, Feb. 13.— The chamber of depu
ties voted 10,000 francs to defray the ex
penses of the funeral of Senator Cromioux.
Constantinople, Feb. 13. — France has
asked England to bring forward a new pro
posal for the settlement of the Greek fron
tier question by a special commission.
Bkslin, Feb. 13. — Prussia proposes pro
hibiting foreign vessels from engaging in
the coasting trade, except under treaty or by
Beblin, Feb. 13. — tho bill for tho pro
longation of the anti-socialist law extends
its operations to the 31st of March, 1880.
St. l.ouls Jockey Clnb.
St. Louis, Feb. 13.— The following gen
tlemen were elected the board of directors
of the St. Louis Jockey club this evening:
Julius S. Walsh, A. S. Chouteau, Adolphus
Busob, F. T. Inglehart, M. A. Rosenblatt,
W. R. Thomson, C. D. Martin, Jas. B. Mc-
Collagb, Thomas H. Rockwood, Thomas T.
Turner, Basil Duke, Joseph Gurnoau, John
M. Harvey, George Baio, David Clarkson,
James J. O'Follou, A. B. Pendleton, Chaw.
Moffatt, J. Gt Prather, and John O'Follon
Delanoy. The board elected Janies M. Har
vey, president; Adolphus Busch, vice presi
dent, and David Clarkson secretary and
treasurer. All these gentlemen are leading
citizens and business men and some of them
have been closely identified with the turf in
the past. The programme for tho June
running meeting will bo announced in a
few days. Big purses and stakes will be
hung up, and the paospect for a successful
meeting is very promising.
DAILY WKATHKR BULLETIN.
Office of Observation, Signal Coßrs, U. 8. A.
Ixoebsoll Block, Thibd Stbekt,
St. Paul, Minn.
Observations taken at the »me moment of
time at all stations.
Meteorological Record, Feb. 13, 18-30, 9:56 p. m.
Bar. Ther. Wicd. Weather.
Breckenridge...2o.Bl 21 NW. Cloudy.
Doluth 29.88 12 Calm Clear.
Garry 29.04 -2 NW. Clear.
Pembina 29. 84 -7 NW. Clear.
St. Paul 29.86 20 BE. Clear.
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Bel. hum. Wind. Weather.
29.871 10.2 54.3 BE. Clear.
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .00;
maximum thermometer, 23; minimum ther
O. 8. M. Conk,
Sergeant Signal Corps, U. B. A
If this should meet the eye of any one suf
fering from Bronchitis, Consumption, Asthma,
or any Pulmonary Affection, we would refer
them to Dr. Jayne's Expectorant, which will,
in all cases, afford speedy relief, and in most,
effect a speedy core
Washington, Feb. 14, 1 a. m. — Indications
for the upper lake region: Clear or fair weath
er, stationary or slight rise in barometer, slight
changes in temperature and northerly to west
erly winds. Indications for the upper Missis
sippi and lower Missouri valleys: Clear or
partly cloudy weather, winds generally from
north to west and slight change in temperature