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TI CAPITAL^ BUDGET.
ACTION AT LAST AGAINST THE STAR
Indictments Returned Agaluat Ex-Senator
Dorsey and His Partner In RssoalUy—
Senators Voorheea and Morgan Explode
the Reported Democratic Coalition with
Blame — Army Promotions to Succeed
Generals Ruoker and M»jor Rochester
—Appointments and Connrmatious, In
cludlng Denny for Marshal — Proposed
Reorganization of the Territory of ITtRh
General Capital News.
Blame and the lietnocravy.
Washington, Feb. 20.— The Western As
sociated Pres3 reporter this morning asked
Senator Vorhees about the story telegraphed
from here recently to the eflect that certain
prominent Democrats, including Voorhees,
Morgan of Alabama, and Jere Black, were se
cretly scheming with Blame to secure Blame
aud Voorhees as candidates for the president
and vice president in 1884, and give them the
support of tbe Democratic party. Voorhees
said the story was too absurd to deserve even
tdntempt, that there was nothing in it, and he
did not propose to dignify it by taking any
notice of it. Senator Morgan of A!abama aald
the whole thing wa9 a fiction. He had seen
Blame twice in as many months and then only
for a few moments at a time, and no reference
to politics was made in their conversation.
Morgan said I don't think Blame would ever
trust his political fortunes to such Democrats
as Voorhees, Jere Black and myself. I like
Blame veiy much, personally, but he Is not
the man I would nominate for president. I
believe, in straight, unadulterated democracy,
and if I had my way I would place the party
upon Democratic principles. T would relieve
it of Tammany in New York, of readjuster
ism in Virginia, and of reputations everywhere,
and I would nominate a tried and true Demo
crat like Thurmau, or Hancock, or a number
of others that could be named for
president. Senator Morgan added that he
did not believe any political coalitions, that
he would rather sutler defeat with a slmon
pure democratic ticket and platform than to
win a victory by a coalition and mixture of
principles. Among Democrats here this,
story is generally pronounced absurd and
laughed at, but there are a few, comprising
those who are not friendly to Blame, who
shake their head* and say that if this story is
not literally true, they believe machinations
looking to democratic support of Blame In
the next presidential canvass are going on.
Star Jtouters Indicted.
Washington, Feb. 20.— The grand jury
sent dowu presentments against twelve per
sons for conspiracy in the star route case.
Among those presented for indictmant are ex-
Assistant Postmaster General Thos. J. Brady,
ex-Senator Stephen W. Dorsey, hia brother, J.
W. Dorsey, his private secretary, M. C. Per
dell, John C. Miner, of the firm of Miner, Vale
A Co., Capt. J. W. Tanner, formerly clerk in
the poatofflce department, and J. W. Peck,
brother-in-law of ex-Senator Donsey. In the
case of 8. P. Brown, J. E. French, F. P. Lillie,
L. W. Vale and .1. W. Sanderson, whose names
have been connected with star route transac
tions, and some of whom have already been
before the court or the United States commis
sioner, the charges were virtually ignored and
dismissed from consideration. The presenta
tion covers a number of routes and contracts.
* ANOTHER ACCOUNT.
Washington, Feb. 20. — The reporter of the
Associated Press interviewed Col. G. Bliss,
chief counsel of the star route prosecution,
to-night. Col. Bliss confirmed the report of
the indictment and gave the following list:
jPaetmaster General Thomas J. Brady, ex-
Stephen A. Horsey, John W. Dorsey,
j'.ooth. of the senate, W. H. Turner, formerly
.clerk in the postoffice department, John R.
Miner and Henry M. Vaile, of the firm of
Miner, Valle & Co., and J. L. Sanderson and
J. M. P«ick, of the Dorsey firm. The last
named (Peck) is said to have died
recently. It is understood the pre
sentments do not Include French, F B. Lilley,
and 8. P. Browo, who were included in the
original information. Bliss stated tbe finding
was unauimous ou the merits of the cases,
but none whatever as to the propriety of re
turning indictments. Said Bliss, I regard the
unanimous action <l the grand jury as, first,
a vindication of the administration of justice
in the District of Columbia; second, as a vin
dication of the administration of President
Arthur, who has insisted from the first that
justice should have full sway in these cases,
and that the guilty should be punished; and
third, as a vindication of the prosecution
and in a minor sense of myself, for I havo
said all alone these parties ought to be in
dicted and that I believed they would be. I
never saw any case in which the evidence was
collected with so much energy, intelligence
ana ability. That credit does not belong to
me, nor to any of the prosecution, but to in
spectors of the postufflce department, who
gathered this testimony from all part 3 of the
West. The prosecution will call about 150
"When do you expect to get to trial?" asked
Wfll, if the defendants honestly desire a
speedy irial we can begin in a little while. It
will require ten days to draw up the indict
ments. Tnejr are being prepared by Mr. Kerr
in the attorney general's office. The govern
ment witnesses, who appeared before the
grand jury, have been allowed to go home to
trr event the hardship, which remaining at
one dollar and a quarter a day, would have
been to them. Some witnesses came 4,700 miles
The action of the grand jury was a Rreat
euprise to the accused. Counsel for the de
fense said to-night it was a small matter any
how, as they had a clue that would demolish
the prosecution as scon as the cases went into
court. He declined to state, however, what
this clue is. Col. Bliss says there is no ques
tion whatever but that all the cases will come
within the statute of limitations.
Standing by Blainc.
Washington, Feb. 20.— Senator Call's
resolution submitted to-day authorizing the
call of a congress of North, South and Central
America states excited comment as it endorses
the action of Blame. The resolution declares
that the United States should adopt measures
to settle the controversy between Chili and
Peru, and proposes a congress of the North,
South and Central American nati»ns should
consider the existing questions and all ques
tions that may arise as well as commercial
treaties. This resolution is regarded as an in
dication of Blame's friends to sustain him and
coming from a Democrat it has caused some
comment in connection with the taltr-of
Democratic support of the secretary.
Reorganising Utah .
Washington. Feb. 20. —Senator Lapham
introduced a bill to-day to amend the act
establishing the territorial government of
Utah, and to change the name to Atamont.
The bill vests executive over the territory in a
governor appointed for fou.- years, and con
tinues the present governor until the end of
his term. It disfranchises all persons guilty
of bigamy and polygamy, and makes them in
eligible as jurors or to any office. The bill
requires the legislature to repeal the statute
authorizing a plurality of wives, and provides
for the suppsrt of destitute and homeless
wives and caildren, by erecting houses for
them and levying taxes to pay therefor; also,
to csmpel the males* to support their children
born in pelygamy.
General Capital Netcs.
JEANSETTE RELIEF EXPEDITION.
Washington, Feb. 20.— Secretary Hunt
received a letter from Hoffman, at St. Peters
burg, respecting the relief expedition in search
of the Jeannette survivors, and stating the
reason why Engineer Melville was placed in
command of the party was that Danenhower
was physically unable to perform the duties
of the office, as in addition to having lost his
eyesight his terrible afflictions had caused
temporary aberration of the mind. It is now
believed that Danenhower has fully recovered
his reason and his general health is, as well as
that of other members of his party, being
MILITARY APPOINTMENTS AND CHANGES.
Wm. F. Rucker (111.), to be appointed pay
master United Btates army, vice Col. Roches
ter, promoted to paymaster general, and For
esi H. Hathaway was appointed captain and
assistant liiiartermaster vice Gen. Rucker, pro
moted to quartermaster general.
Gen. Rocker entered formally upon his new
Paymaster General Rochester lies been or
lered to Washington to assume the duties of
iis new office.
President Powers, of the Lake Seamen's
inion, before the sub committee of commerce,
ecommended the Aldrich lake and marine
ihipping bill be modified bo as to require four
seamen besides the captain and mates for every
tailing vessel of 200 tons registry, or a vessel
>f 200 tons not classified; five seamen besides
>fflcers for vessels from 200 to 300 tons; six
.earn en for vessels from 300 to 500 tons; eight
seamen for vessels from 500 to 1,000 tons, and
>ne additional seamen for every additional 150
ons above 3,000 tons. The crews of steam
easels should be fixed in the same proportion
tvith a redaction of 25 per cent.
Senator Calls resolution relative to polyga
ny, quotes from the constitution and says:
The section forbids congress enacting any
aw by which persons, not judiciously ascer
ained guilty of a crimiual act, shall be de
wived or denied any rights or privileges or
mraunities oonferred by law on other citizen?.
Senate confirmations: U. S. marshals,
Duos. Boles, western district of Arkansas;
lenry P. Denny, Minnesota. Register of
and offices— D. 8. Hall, at Benson, Minn.
'oßtmasters— Jas. Cogswell, Titusville .
The minority report of the contingent fund
nvestigating committee entirely exonerate
Secretary Sherman and Msjor Power, chief
■lerk of the treasury, and censure Custodian
•itney and bis friends whom Secretary Folger
The president has pardoned Frank Denny,
Minnesota, conyicted of passing counterfeit
The president nominated Mr. F. Tucker. Jr.,
lie., major and paymaster.
The court martial to try Sergeant Mason,
who shot at Utiiteau, has adjourned to pro
cure a diagram of the jail and surroundings,
i plea of "not guilty" was entered.
Secretary Kirk wood has postponed, for sixty
lays, for investigation, the sale of swamp
ands near Toledo, without prejudice to any
Representative Kobinsou, Louisiana, to-day
ntroduced a bill providing for the establish
ment of life saving stations and life boat sta
ions, on the Mississippi river between St.
'aul and Port Eads, and appropriating $50,000
to carry the act into effect.
Representative Buckner introduced a bill for
i railway bridge across the Mississippi river
within a mile of Chain Rocks, in the northern
>art of the city of St. Louis.
Congressman Allen, St. Louis, is lying quite
ow at the Arlington. Dr. Reyburn, while
>ronouncing his condition critical, says the
Kit ient will rally.
Gen. Grant is expected at the White House
is the guest of the president for a few dayd.
Senator Lamar left for Mississippi to-day.
The injuries he reoently sustained are more
>ainful than at first supposed.
The bouse committee on naval affairs will
ake action to-morrow on the proposition to
•onstruct eleven vessels at a cost of $9,000,
The Garfidd inoinument fund in New York,
The first representation by Krewe of Proteus
it New Orleans last night, was an illustration
of ancient Egyptian theology. After the
Krewe gave a grand ball and tableau.
Tammany united with the Republicans
yesterday, in the New York legislature, and
elected John W. Vroomttn clerk of the senate.
Vote, 11 ayes, 8 nays.
ALL AROUND TDK GLOBE
The governor of Virgiuia has vetoed the
anti duelling bill.
Geo. Cunningham's house, Ametiashing,
3nt., tmrned. Three children perished.
James Johnson's house, near Halifax, burn
d yesterday. The parents, helpless from old
Capt. Travors, a well known lake captain,
lied yesterday at Detroit, Mich., of malignant
srysipelas, aged 60.
The holders of Virginia bonds intend to
contest the validity of the acts passed in Eet
tlement of the debt.
Mayor King, of Philadelphia, Pa;, has re
ceived letters from Fiorida and Texas, offering
lands to Jewish refugees.
Gov. Lucius Falrchild, of Wisconsin, late
United States minister to Spain, has arrived
in New York on his leturn home.
The supreme court of Pennsylvania has de
cided In favor of allowing the extra salary,
claimed by members of the legislature.
Rev. Samuel Johnston, a laborer with Gar.
rison Phillips in anti-slavery times, died Sun
day night at Lawrence, Mass., aged 65.
Fred. Avery's dry goods store at Pine Grove,
Van Buren county, Mich., burned Saturday
night. Loss $5,000; insured for $3,000.
A fire originating in a harness shop, at Belle
vue, Mich., yesterday morning, destroyed six
teen stores and dwellings, half the business
places of the town. Loss over $40,000; Insu
Judge Barrett, of New York, yesterday sen
teneed Washington E. Hall and Thos. Boland
to two years each In states prison, for violation
of the election laws in November, 1579. He
also denied a stay of proceedings.
The house of the New Jersey legislature
yesterday adopted resolutions demanding the
national government to take action to secure
the release of A merican citizens imprisoned in
Ireland, and to protect the oppressed Jews of
Goutieb Engel, the well known young at
torney of Milwaukee, Wis., and connected by
marritge with prominent and wealthy Jewish
families in Chicago and Cincinnati, who has
been on trial for forgery was found guilty
Cincinnati has been selected by the Brother
hood of Telegraphers as the place for holding
their national convention March 15. Tele
grapher organizations of any kind are request
ed to address Secretary Chrssty, of the Cin
cinnati brotherhood regarding details.
A Mystery Solved ■
Little Rock, Feb. 20.— Some two weeks
ago the wife and little daughter of Albert
Walker, suddenly disappeared, no one knew
whither. Diligent search failed to furnish a
clue as to their whereabouts, and the matter
passed from public notice. To-day the body
of a woman and child were found floating in
Fourche creek. The coroner proceeded to
hold an inquest. Daring the deliberation
Walker casually appeared on the scene and
recognized the bodies as those of his wife and
child. It is supposed that in attempting to
crossthe railroad trestle over the creek they
fell ifland drowned.
The ladies of St. Paul will meet at the Y.
M. C. A, rooms this afternoon, at 8 o'clock,
to complete an organization for active tem
perance work. All ladles interested in the
success of this work in St. Paul arc cordially
invited to be present.
ST, PAUL, TUESDAY MOBBING, FEBRUARY 21, 1882.
The county board will hold a special meet
ing at 10 o'clock this morning.
John B. Olivier was on yesterday appointed
administrator of the estate of I. B, Highland.
Adelaide Thornton, of the "Felicia" com
pany, made her debut upon the Opera house
stage in St. Paul seven years ago.
The board of abatement met yesterday and
considered a number of petitions for the cor
rection of erroneous assessments. They were
A heavy snow storm commenced yesterday
afternoon, and up to 3 o'clock this morning
was still iv progress. Tt is the first heavy
fall of snow this winter.
The Knights of St. Pau! held a meeting last
night at which a number of new members
were admitted. After the meeting they in
dulged in an exhibition drill.
Word comes from New York that Frank
Mayo and S. M. Gardner, his manager for the
past seven years, have quarrelled, and Gardner
has left. It ia said a lady is at the bottom of
It, but not an actress.
C. Walther went to the Brewers' dance Sat.
unlay night and got full of the good old sack.
This made him cranky, and he was waltzed
from the hall of pleasure to the gloomy tower.
Yesterday he went over for ten days.
The city treasurer will apply for judgment
in the district court to-day against delinquent
hssesements for a change of grade on Isabel
street, the grading of Nelson and Selby aven
ues, the opening of Cherry street and sewers
on Sibley and Fort streets.
The Catholic fair for the benefit of the
church on Dayton's Bluff closed Saturday eve
nißg. Mrs. Theodore Hamm was awarded the
prize lor being the best housekeeper, and the
prize for the benefit of the most popular young
lady was Avon by Miss Arth.
There is a good deal in knowing exactly how
to lay on the colors. For instance, Manager
Joe Levy us*s rose color dates for his star,
Rose Eytinge, in "Felicia," while cherry col
ored dates are used by Manager Goodwin, for
his star Adelaide Cherie, in ' 'Only a Farmer's
The ladies will remember the temperance
meeting at 3 o'clockto-day in the parlors of the
V.M.C. A. Let every lady who was present last
Wednesday bring at least one moie, that there
may be a full attendance to hear the report of
the nominating committee, and complete the
work of organ! zation .
A snoozer named R. Gautche was up yester
day charged with disorderly conduct. He Im
bibed deeplyjof tanglefoot bug juice and suc
ceeded in making a holy show of himself at
Seven Corners, tne shameless spectacle being
interrupted by Big Tom who yanked him to
the tower. He was fined $5 and paid the she
Saturday night the Bohemians gave a party
in the settlement at Seventh street bridge.
Among those not invited to the picnic was J.
Schultz, aud to makd up for the oversight, he
arranged a circus on his own account and
banged in the doors. He was snatched Into
the fold, and yesterday the court sent him to
the roost for ten days.
A cattle drover, named Rollin, called at po
lice headquarters yesterday and stated that he
had been robbed of $120 at the United States
hotel on Fort street. Sunday night he re
tired with a young man named Koch, and the
money was taken from his pocket during the
night. Koch was not to be found yesterday
and be has evidently skipped out.
Alexander Riel, the father of the runaway
boy, an account of whose wanderings ap
peared in yesterday's Globe, arrived in St.
Paul yesterday, from Mankato. A3 stated
yesterday, the boy was apprehended at St.
Vincent, and Oflicer Lowell was sent to take
him into custodj and briug him to this city,
where he will be turned over to hi 6 father.
The case of the Btate against James Brown,
alias "Appecite Brown," arrested on suspicion
ot being concerned in the blowing of Schoch's
safe on Seventh street last week, was called for
hearing in the police court yesterday morning.
There was no evidence to sustain the charge
of burglary and he was charged with vagran
cy and ordered out of town. He skipped to
John Saurwein was before hizzoner yester*
day charged with having committed an as
sault on his sister-in-law. There was any
amount of incomprehensible jabbering and
several very verbose and somewhat cranky
witnesses sworn. Defendant was fined $5 or
five days, whereupon his dander rose and he
vowed that he would be blamed if he would
pay it. He was then committed to the bastile
for five days.
This «veniug the St. Paul land League will
celebrate at Pfeifer's hall the birthday of the
immortal Washington and the centennial of
Grattan, oi£ of Ireland's most eloquent and
distinguished orators. Th#friends of Ireland
anfcAinerica should turn out in large num
bers. A splendid programme has been pre
pared and addresses will be mads by several
well known speakers, while a fine musical
programme will be offered.
Manager Charles Haines of the Opera
House will leave to-day for a trip South for
the benefit of his health. He has not enjoyed
the best of health for some time past, and by
constant application to his duties he has well
earced the much needed respite. He will
visit New Orleans.and other citiss and expects
to be gone several weeks. He has the best
wishes of many friends, who will wish him a
speedy return in improved health and spirits.
The Ramsey County Pioneer association has
made very successful arrangements for its
banquet at the Merchants hotel to-night.
About 100 old timers will be seated arouna the
festal board, and good speeches, music, and
the very best fare, will delight those present.
Out of the 1,500 men who resided in Ramsey
county when the state was admitted, only
about 300 now live here, and their number is
annually growing less. The plan of meeting
occasionally to renew the memories of old
days is a good one, and should be kept up.
Col. Taylor, state librarian, is in receipt of
a full set of the statutes at large of the late
so-called Confederate States of America. There
are five small volumes and one of ordinary
sine, with common yellow paper covers. The
five small volumes contain the statutes by the
Confederate congress at their different sessions
in 1862-3-4. The large volume, issued in
1564, contain the statutes from the institution
of the provisional government of the Confed
erate Statee, February 8, 1561, to its termina
tion, February 18, 1862, together with the
constitution for the provisional government,
the permanent constitution of the Confederate
States, and the treaties concluded with Indian
lhe St. Paul Checker Clnb
Held a grand meeting on Saturday evening,
February ISth, at West St. Paul, 42 members
being in attendance, and adjourned to meet
again March Ist, ISB2, at tha residence of the
secretary, Mr. James Rouleau, No. 546 Robert
street, St. Paul. A good time is expected.
Settlement of the Sprague Divorce.
Providence, R. L, Feb. 20.— The divorce
petition of Catherine Chase Sprague against
Wm. Sprague will, it is said, be settled. Mrs.
Sprague's petition will be granted and a de
cree of divorce granted, giving her the cus
tody of her three daughters, the boy to remain
with his father, The question of alimony
will probably not be mentioned in the de
After a long conference counsel notified
court no necessity for hearing to-day or fixing
the day for trial.
RAIN AND RISING RIVERS
A SORRY OUTLOOK FOB LOWER
RIVER RESIDENTS. - .
Heavy and Continuous Bains—Rapid Rise
In the Ohio and Missouri Rivera— Front
Streets in Cincinnati - Already Inundated
Forcing Removals— Fears of the Greatea
Flood Ever Known— Railroad Traffic
South and West from St. I.ouls Seriously
Interrupted— A Portion of the Railroad
. Bridge 'at St. Charles Carried j Off— De
■ . struction in the Lower Mississippi. '
» . AT CINCINNATI. :
Cincinnati, Feb. 20.— A heavy rain has
been falling all the morning. The river at 11
o'clock is fifty-five feet and rising two inches
an hour. All the 'cellars below Third street
are flooded, practically suspending business In
that part of the city. A great force is kept
busy removing goods. The Plum street pas
senger depot Is inaccessable and trains deliver
passengers at Wood street. Maddux & Hob
barts distillery, and the Globe rolling mill
have been compelled to close operations. The
former has driven away all its stock. Other
distilleries in the same locality will be com
pelled to close to-day. If the ram should stop
now it is estimated there will be five feet "more
of a rise. < What will come,' with more rain
would make the highest water ever known. .
Cincinnati Feb. 20.— The river is fifty
seven feet and still raisiDg. It has been rain
ing hard all day, and raining to-night with a
prospect of continuing. ; The river is rising
at the rate of an inch per hour. It Is already
the highest since 1867, and the Indications
give rise to the fear that it will exceed the rise
of 1830, the greatest on record. Navigation
is closed. . -. fV-; : :
AT ST. LOCI 9.
St. Louis, Feb. 20.— Rain has falku pretty
steadily and heavily here since Saturday,
measuring nearly six inches, and has done
considerable damage. All trains were from
four to ei^ht hours late in arriving this morn
ing. Several trains which left this morning
were abandoned and obliged to return. At
Cave Cliff, on the Iron Moiratain road, there
is an expensive washout, and two passenger
trains that left the Union depot last night
wre obliged to lay over night at Carrosdale,
and are still there. A scaffolding erected for
the use of workmen while repairing the St.
Charles bridge, on the Wabaah road, was
washed away by a sudden rise in the Missouri
river. This morning the river has risen about
ten feet since yesterday. The rise was
so unexpected that, considerable freight on
the levee near the old short line was swept
away, ether property has been moved fur
thur up the bank to-day or taken away al
together, so that no further damage will be
done. The Ohio & Mississippi east and
Missouri & Pacific west, were the only trains
that departed today. All trams on the other
roads had to return on account of high water.
Two wooden piers supporting the middle
tressles of the St [Charles bridge was carried
away at 2 o'clock p. m. The eastern Howe
truss spans supporting the pier are still stand
ing. The river is rising rapidly and rain fall
Madison, Ind., Feb. 20.— The Ohio river at
this point is overflowing its banks, causing
a suspension of business along the river front
and doing considerable damage to property.
People along the shore are fearfu! of a great
flood, as the river is still rising at tbe rate of
two inches per hour and a drizzling rain is
Henderson, Ky., Feb. 20.— The river is all
over the bottomlands, the highest water since
1876. The river extends back six miles from
the banks.^A swift current ru9hes through the
bend above Henderson ou the Stanly farm.
News from the lntsiior of Kentucky and
Indiana report rain for the past thirty hours.
Springfield, Ills, Feb. 20.— Rain the last
forty-eight hours has been very disastrous in
this vicinity. The streams are greatly swollen
and travel ia impeded. The trains going
south from here at 4:30 this morning found
the bridge over Maconpln creek gone, and had
to return to this city. It went by the way of
the Wabash road this morning sxpecting to
reach St. Louis from Jacksonville.
The Macoupin creek bottoms are overflowed
for a distance of five miles along the Chicago
& Alton road. At this place the streams are
all overflowed. The wagon bridge over Spring
creek, near the Ohio & Mississippi road, is
gone, and the bridge over the south fork of
the Sangamon ia impassable. Train men on
the Pekin branch of the Wabash cay they
hive never seen tha Illinois river
so high. The- bridge over Maccou
pin creek, on the St. • Louis branch
of the Wabash is also reported swept away.
Wabash trains continue to arrive and depart
on time at Spriogdeld, but it is expected they
will also be interrupted. The Wabash wires
are demoralized west and rery little is heard of
the movements of trains on the Hannibal
Philadelphia, Feb. SO.— Fire in the Albion
Printworks on Water street destroyed the
entire block, worth $50,000, and the stocks of
several other firms in the aame building. To
tal loss, $150,000. The charred body of an
unknown man waa found on the second floor
when the flre was subdued. A number of
other persons are missing. The body taken
out has been identified as that of John Mey
ers, foreman of on« of the fire companies.
This was the only life lost.
THE HAVERHH.L FIRE.
iLvvERHiLt, Mas 3., Feb. 20.~-The latest es
timate of losses by the flre la $2,250,000; In
Boston, Feb. 20.— Tha Journal says insur
ance men believe the loss by the Haverhill
fire will fall almost entirely upon the insur
ance companies. The net loss to the firms will
not exceed $250,000.
Chicago, Feb. 20.— The wholesale boot and
shoe dealers of Chicago have subscribed
$2,100 for the benefit of the sufferers In the
late fire at Haverhill and it will be sent to
Goodrich <fe Porter, Haverhill, for distribu
Haverhii.l, Mass., Feb. 20.- Two hundred
&nd eight firms were burned out by the late
fire, including 150 shoe and leather establish
TWO MORE DEATHS AT CHESTER.
Chester, Pa., Feb. 20.— Two more victims
of the explosion of Jackson's pyrotechnic
works died last night, Wra. H. Franklin,
fireman, and Robert Taylor, colored.
Chester, Pa.. F«b. 20.— Six victims of the
late explosion were buried to-day. All indus
trial establishments suspended work and tbe
employes attended in a body.
Death of John I. Porter.
Tbe announcement of the death of John I. Porter
will be read with regret by many friends in St. Paul.
The sad event occurred at Palatka, Florida, on Sat
urday, whither be had gone for his health. He was
formerly with the Duluth road and located in St.
Faul, bat was secretary of tbe Dnlatn Iron company
at the time of his death. He won friends In this
city, which were only limited by his acquaintance.
He was married to an estimable Minneapolis lady last
September, who, as his speedy death was not antici
pated, was not with him in his dying honrs
Heavy Whisky Failure
Louisville, Ky., Feb. SO.— The Newcomb-
Buchanan Company, the largest whisky dis
tillery firm in the south, has made an assign*
ment to J. M. Wharton. Liabilities, $1,200,000;
assets, $200,000. The suspension is thought
to be dnly temporary.
DESPERATE SHOOTING AFFAIB.
A Noted Hunter of Kentucky Moon
shiners Gets a Taste of His Own Medi
cine—Resisting Arrest, He Is Fatally
Shot— Fourteen Shots Exchanged,
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 30.— A very exciting
and probably fatal affair took plaec this-even
ing on Jefferson street between Sixth and
Seventh in which John Wyatt, the famous
ex-United States marshal, who has bagged
more moonshiners than any man in the coun
try, was badly, no doubt mortally wounded by
Jessie Cunningham and Thomas J. Connell,
two deputies of the city court. Wyatt is a
man of celebrated netTa and is one
who never has known fear. He has had
many exciting incidents In his life and has shot
several men, but generally was acting in self
defense; or in the discharge of his duties as a
government officer, but In this line he has
probably met hid man. During the affair
fourteen shots were fired. The difficulty com
menced in the Astor house, a little hotel di
rectly opposite the fire engine house and end
ed in the street, where Wyatt was shot. The
origin of the difficulty was witnessed by none
but the participants, consequently it is some
what difficult to give the exact particulars.
It eeems warrants were out for.the arrest of Wy
att charging him with selling liquor to minors;
that at the nearing of this he swore that he
would pay no attention to tbe warrants, he
would be d— d if he'd pay the fines and no of
ficer could arrest him ,. He is said to have
threatened to shoot any man who laid a hand
upon him. The officers attempted to arrest
Wyatt when he pulled a revolver. The of
ficers did the same and the battle raged from
the hotel to the street. The marshal
fired ten out of the fourteen shots. Wyatt
fired feur times with his famous pistol, which
he calls "Trusty." Neither of the marshals
were hurt, except that Cornell's forehead was
grazed by a bullet just over the right eye.
Doctors Garvin and Rodgers and others were
called into jail to attend Wyatt, who was
found to be very seriously injured. The prob
abilities are that he will die. He has three
wounds, co far as the doctors can
determine— one in the right shoulder,
not serious, and the other two
are in the abdomen. There is one hole on the
right side and another on the left. The doct
ors are unable to say whether the holes are
caused by two different balls or whether the
two holes are the entrance and exit of the
same bullet. If but one wound he has a
chance for recovery. If there are two wounds
the bullets are in cavity and the doctors say
death is almost certain. The shooting created
most intense excitement in the vicinity and a
large crowd gathered.
Trade Very Quiet, With a Fall lug Market.
London, Feb. 20.— The Mark Lane Express
in review of the grain trade the past week,
says: All crops are healthy and their previous
too rapid growth has been checked. The
position for this time of the year is exceedingly
good. The supply of wheat is restricted.
Trade is completely ruled by foreign advices.
Even the best samples have slowly declined
since Monday. Inferior unsaleable. Foreign
trade diminished, in expectation of lower
rates, and prices declined a shilling. Friday,
twenty- nine cargoes arrived and three were
sold. Values off the coast declined three shil
lings. Red winter wheat to arrive has fallen
four shillings. Flour in small demand, and
prices slightly declined. The foreign supply
is increasing. Prices for ust ful brapds are un
chenged; inferior cheaper. Foreign barley
and oats unchanged. Maize declined 6d. Sales
of English wheat during the .week, 43,503
quarters, at 46s per quarter, against 26,484
quartees, at 4ls 8d per quarter, for the corres
ponding week last year.
THE MOUNtAIN EVANGELIST.
Results of Seven Weeks Missionary Work
In Louisville, Ky.— A Grand Total of
'33,489 Confessions of Faith In Five
Louisviele, Feb. 20.— Rev. Geo. O. Barnes,
the famous Mountain Evangelist, who has
been doing missionary work in this city for
some weeks, preached his farewell sermon
last evening. During this time he has con
ducted two meetings daily and three Sundays,
and the attendance has crowded the largest
hall in the city. His work in Louisville has
resulted in 2,473 conversions. In addition to
this about as many afflicted people have con
fessed their faith in prayer for restoration to
health and have been annotated by Rev.
Barnes. Many of the latter have publicly
proclaimed themselves cured of the ills their
bodies were hejr to. The evangelist goes
hence to Bowling Green, Ky. During his five
years of missionary work 23,489 confessions
of faith have been made to him.
A Number of Sewers and Grading of
Thirds i rtet Awarded.
The board of public works held a meeting
last evening and let two important contracts,
One was the contract for constructing the
sewers in the Third ward, about which so
much has been said, and in regard to which
the board of health and the people in the Third
ward have made such long continued com
plaints, The other was the contract for grad
ing Third street from Wacouta to Broadway,
For which bids were received and the con
tracts Jet, were the following: On Third
street, from Exchange street to Market street;
on Fourth street, from Seventh to Market
street; on Fifth street, from Fort street to St.
Peter street; on Sixth street, from Fort to
Market street; on Seventh street, from Fort
street sewer to Fifth street; on
Exchange street, from Ninth to Fourth
street; on Franklin street from Third to
Ninth street; on Washington street from
Fourth street to Sixth street, and repairing
the sewer on St. Peter street from Fifth street
tg Fourth street.
Only two bids were received for this work.
One from Mullen Bros., for $29,960. The
other was from Warne Bros. & Stockton for
)29 500. The latter waa accepted and the con
tract was awarded to them.
GRADING Of THIRD STREET.
The proposed grading of Third street ex
tends from the center of Wacouta street to
the center of Broadway. For this work two
bids were received, one from John A. Tierney,
for $3,900, and the other from P. H. Thorn
ton, for $4,823. The contract was awarded to
Tierney, when the board adjourned till 3f p.
Funera' of MsJ. Hamilton.
The Globe on yesterday conveyed the sad intelli
gence of the death of Ms]. John O. Hamilton,
which occurred early Sunday morning at Minneap
olis. He was until recently a resident of St. Paul
but receiving on appointment on the Manitoba road,
removed to Minneapolis, He was an estimable genj
tleman and greatly esteemed. He will be burled in
Oakland cemetery, this city, to-day, the funeral
procession leaving the Union depot at 8 p. m,
Richmond, Va., Feb. 20. In the. Hanover county
court , counsel opposed the examination by the grand
jury of witnesses present on the ground their evi
dence, while U may serve to fasten guilt upon the
principals of the duel, would tend to criminal* them*
■elves as participants . The oonrt decided the point
well tsjcsn, and discharged the witnesses. The re
sult wsw no presentiments conld be made by the
Snow at Omaha.
Oh aha, Feb. 30,— Snow commenced falling
this morning and continues at noon. The
fall extends over tbe northern and western
portions of the state and west to Ogden, and
north into Idaho. So far as reported slight
drifting west* bat trains are not interrupted.
THE GLOBE HOROSCOPE.
As It Casts Its Light on the Chic tgo Mar-
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 20.— Our market opened at
all sorts of prices between $1.22 # and $1.28#,
but coon began to boom under the h mvy buy
ing of the bull clique, composed of McGosb,
Walker and Fair bank, closing on call at
$1.27 y for april, $1.26% for Mar -.li. This
gang, report says, bought 3,500,000 April, but
at the same time were free sellers of May. I
think it Is a little early to start and pablish an
April corner and believe that while they may
push it up higher, they are digging their
own graves for when the break comes It will
make people forget the late panic. Perhaps
this crowd are only monkeying for a scalp
and Intend unloading at a good opportunity.
Still I don't know what to advise to day.
Corn advanced but is rather quiet.
Provisions don't show any increase what
ever. Armour will do as he want s to with
On ensb, April wheat is $1.27* .
[Western Associated Press.]
Chicago, Feb. 22.—Tradlng in who it to-day
was active, speculative business being large,
and the feeling was decidedly 'stronger, and an
almost steady appreciation occurred in prices.
The demand was mainly for April. ■ The mar
ket for this delivery developed most strongly,
occasioned by a sharp demand from shorts,
influenced by fears of a manipulated market.
Foreign advices were dull. New York, how
ever, was strong. : The weather was threaten
ing and receipts were small. The local feeling
was bullish, caused by , fears of speculative
manipulation, and the market opened very, un
settled at^Olc higher, advance steadily 3>£@
4c for April and2®3#c for May, fluctuated,
and finally closed 4>£c higher for April and
2^c for May than the closing on 'change on
Saturday. Sales ranged nominally at 1.21 x
©1.24% February; firstname.lastname@example.org^ March: 1.38*
(3)1.26% April. On call wheat was moderately
active and prices still further advanced. Sales
were 1,305,000 bushels. . -.■■■
Corn market was stronger and price* l@l}£c
higher, with the improvement moderately well
maintained. Speculative business was fair,
shipping demand moderate, and receipts mod
erate. , The market closed lc over Saturday.
Sales were nominally 56#<2!57Kc February;
57)i@57xc March; 62X@63c May. On : Oil
corn was moderately active and prices gener
ally higher. Sales, 450,000 bushels.
Oats were quiet, with little disposition to
trade, in sympathy with other cereals. Prices
were &@*c better. Sales, 40#® c March;
43 X @44c May. Sales 55,000 bushels. -
Pork, offerings were quite liberal and spec
ulative demand active. Prices declined 25@
80c during the middle of the session, but ral
lied 20@25c, and remained comparatively
steady to the close. Sales, 17.45® 17.50 cash;
email@example.com March. On call pork wan nearly
nominal. Sales being only 3,250 barrels.
Lard was active and offerings liberal. Prices
receded 20@25e. Later the feeling was steadier
and prices rallied 10@12Kc, and ruled com
paratively steady, to the close, sale. 1 ' being
6,600 tierces. Prices were Irregular; better
for near futures and lower for the lot g ones.
CLOSING CAB NIVAL. '-.
.Grand Masquerade Entertainment at
The managers of the German society under whose
auspices the grand bal masque was given 'at the
Athencßom last night, are to be congratulated.
They announced somewhat - extravagantly, i it I was
supposed, that in the way of consummate ef c rfc the
event would eclipse in magnificence - and beauty
anything of the kind ever given in this city. In this
Instance the achievement fairly outshone the earnest
and it came to pass that they had not count* d with
ou#heir host. ' . ■ '
The weather was sufficiently forbidding to deter
any but the bravest hearts from wrestling : with the
terrible blizzard of wind and anew This, I owever,
did not prevent a large turnout, and the crowd
amounted to a crush. The galleries were packed
with spectators, and standing room could burdly be
had, while the spacious hall was so densely crowded
with maskers and dominoes that dancing wa almctt
a discomfort. The scene was ore of unusual bril
liancy and beauty. . .
Toe bal masque was preceded by a select musical
melange by the Great Western band, which lasted
until 9:30 o'clock At that hour the grand entry of
their S. and M. B. highness, prince and princess
carnival, Drum Major and Mrs. Feise, and glittering
retinue took place. Then came the rendition or tlie
first time in its entirety In this country, of the
beautiful musical triumph, "Myrtle Blossoms," a
magnificent waltz by the emperor of this style of
composition, Johann Strauss, the waltz having been
composed in honor of ihe nuptials of Budo ph, the
the crown prince of Austria and his bride, St«f ania.
The waltz was rendered during the grand march
polonaise and the effect was entrancing. - »'" ~
The tabaleaux that followed were on a scale of
beauty and immensity rarely equalled. The; repre
sented scenes and incidents, customs and bits of
our Western Indians, illustrated by pantoml ne and
living pictures. The scenes included the big medi
cine dance, the powwow, tbe council, the combat
between the troops, impersonated by a detachment
of the Allen Guard in full uniform, and the van
quished. - :
Beautiful and realistic scenes were also j iven of
India. The terrors of the Jungle and a tigi r hunt
being 11 ÜBtrated in an intensely vivid and tree man
ner. - . ■ ■ --• --.......■: ...
In this relation unqualified praiso Is dan Cspt,
Otto Dreher for the splendid manner In which the
stage and scenio arrangements went off, wfc lie Mr.
Werner performed well the duty of looking after the
arrangement* of the hall . The costumes were bean
tiful and endless as to variety, many of the r. eh and
novel characters having been made especially for the
occasion. -; :v . • , . -
Several of the groups were notable for originality
and diversity of make up, the groups of Indians, Zu
lo», plantation darkles and squaws being c socially
praiseworthy. . Many of the costumes are worthy of
detailed description did space permit. Among the
most unique were a tailor with goose and iron, and
wood sawyer, a tinker, a carpet-bagger and
valentine costumes, an esthetic uploxdldly
dressed to represent Oscar >VUde with fan.sir :>ower
and tiger lily trappings, a costume of shavings and
others. .•■-... „ .
The prizes, which consisted of $50 m gol.i, were
awarded as folows:
Best group, $15 in gold— (i:\en to Sioux Indians,
male and female, consisting of overt wen*? per
Second best group, $10 1b gold -Given tot party
of plantation negro singers, consisting of ab :ut ten
Most elegant character lady mask, £10— Mil a Roe*
dler, Spanish lady.
Most elegant char&nUi gentleman, $10— Mi Stan*
field as Don Carlos.
Best comic female mask, 13— Old beggar we man-
Concert at Sherman Hall.
A goodly number of music loving folks
braved the Winding snow storm last nif It to
attend the concert at Sherman ball for the
benefit of St. John the Evangelist church.
The audience was well repaid for its co i age
in turning out, as a more select and pleasing
entertainment has not been given this
The programme was very choice an I the
numbers were interpreted by talent that iepre
eented the very cream of amateur artistic abil
ity in St. Paul. .
The entertainment comprised a qua-fette
selection rendered by Messrs. Draper, V'uod,
Buckelew and Manner, a. song with
violin obligato, by Mrs. Eva Lamprey the
rendition of "0 Salntaris," by Mr. fiuck;lew;
a piano solo by Miss Schwartzwaeld3r, n
violin eolo by Mr. J. Tlnkham, and several
additional solos and duets. The numbers
were all given with feelingand taste, and in
each instance an encore was demanded. The
audience was very enthusiastic and the c afer
tainment was a most enjoyable success.
Evening 8t» Social.
!,. As the season of Lent approaches the various go*
clal cluba of the city begin to wind op their Mr; ci of
dances, preparatory to a prolonged fait in retain for
their fertilities . The Evening Star social c!n v , on*
of the moat luccessf al of these organizations, ire a
ball last evening, lti "first annual,", at Pfeifex's hall,
which attracted a very large crowd. So many w*r«
present that comfortable dancing mi oat of | the
question in the early part of the evening.") The g road
march was led off in fine shape Iby Wed. Cyan, who
is one of the grand mogul* of , the clnb . ; All th » ar
tangements were very perfect, and a fine : evening's
entertainment was enjoyed by everyone preient.
NEWS FROM EUROPE.
Continuance of the Expressions of Alarm
at the Hot Headed Speech of Gen. Sko
beloff— Discussion of the Clotnre In the
Commons— Numerous Arrests In County
- Clare, Ireland— Exaggerated Beports of
Jewish Persecution in Russia—Mlscel
London, Feb. 20.— The Times commenting
on Skobeloff'a speech says the Russian govern
ment by its laxlness in discipline, becomes
morally responsible for a state of things dis
tinctly endangering the peajce of Europe,
Gen. SkobelofTs position cannot fail to breed
alarm and suspicion In the financial and polit
ical world. Europe has n right to ask the
jzar's authority be used to prevent a recur
ence of flre brand speeches from Russian
London, Feb. 20.—1u the house of com
mons this evening Gladstone moved suspen
sion of orders of the day, for the introduction
of the rule of proceednre. The opposition
warmly opposed the motion, lhe orders of
the day were finally suspecded without di
vision. Gladstone in moving the cloture
modified the numbers In the resolution, so
that the cloture must be supported by 100 votes
when the majority is 400.
Gladstone said legislatures in the United
States had found it expedient to adopt meas
ures restricting dh-cussion had never worked
badly. Sir Stafiord Northeote said the first
resolution might be useful to cure individ
uals, but as it would destroy the freedom of
.debate and of voting, great evil would be done
for the sake of a liitie good. Every ihing that
restricted the freedom of debate iv the house
of commons would give a greater faacdle to
the house of lorda in dealing freuJy, with
measures which they would nay were not the
outcome of free discussion. Debatp ad
In the honse of lords, ■ this evening, Eaile
Granville, secretary of state for foreign af
fairs, announced he and his colleagues did not*
feel Justified in participating In the proceed-'
Ings of the committee to examine the work
of the land act.
British consular reports tend to exterminate
the seriousness of the antl-Jewish riots iv
Russia. Loss of life and outrages ou womeu
are generally denied The destruction of Jew
ish property is fully confirmed. The state
ment is confirmed that a hundred Jews were
shamefully maltreated at Warsaw, teu or
twelve of whom died from their injuries.
Dublin, Feb. 20.— The military in charge
of the house at Carrick on Sulr, from which
a tenant had been evicted, were fired upon. A
volley dispersed the assailants.
IRELAND. > '
Dublin, Feb. 2o.— Catholic bishop of
Cork, in a lenten pastoral, refers to the im
mense benefit of th& laud act and says: : "Vio
lation of just laws, property, individual rights
and personal safety, afford a dark cover for the
introduction of a system' of brigandage by
wild and unprincipled persons."
Many persons were arrested near Scarifi,
county Clare, to-day, on charges of treason,
and Forster has arrived here unexpectedly.
GENERAL FOREIGN. • • ,
■ St. Petersburg, Feb. 20.— Gen. Ignatifl,
minister of tlie interior, has informed the
Jewtah rabbi, the government would neither
encourage nor oppose emigration of the
Jews. -■ ■'' - •. „ '
London, Feb. 20.— Times Berlin correspon
dence: | Bismarck has conferred with the em
peror regarding SkobelofiTs speech. [Mild
remonstrance wil! probably be sent to St.
i Petersburg. ; ; ■
' 3 Paris, - Feb. J 90.— Gen . Micabel against
.whose appointment as clerk of the office the
radicals raised a cry on account of his con
nection with Gen. Deurot in the crisis of 1877
has been displayed by Gen. Veniltemot. The
Jardm da Mobille has been sold for building
purposes. Gen. Chanzey has been appointed
commandant of the 6th army corps, and gen-
DeGali transferred to the 12th corps.
E. M. Darrow, of Fargo, i 3 in St. Paul.
J. Buchanan, of Winnipeg, is in town.
E. H. Warren, of Lake City, is in St. Paul.
G. M. Brush of 3tillwater was looking about
St. Paul yesterday.
BartE. Lkehanof Dubuque left the Mer
chants last evening for Chicago.
E. B. Bacon, J. Conheim and N. Griswold
of Chicago were in St. Panl yesterday.
J. B. Barrenger, La Crosse; T. S. Bechdel,
Milwaukee; G. W. Hall, Chicago, J. D. Kelly,
Red Wing; W. Allfson, Dakota, at the Amer.
F. Daviß, of Brainerd: J. King, of Bismarck,
J. Miller, La Crosse; W. D. Donaldson, of
Toronto, and M. H. Halgate, Dulnth, are at
E.E. Goldsmith, Montana; G. E. Grace,
of Dakota: G. J. Keeny, Duluth; W. H.
Shattuck, of Fon da Lie; P. Adam*, Hastings
are at the Clarendon.
S. W. Brownson, of Still watf r; W. Brown,
Moorhead; W. B. Blodgett, Milwaukee; J.
M. Fuller, of Chicago; J. F. Thompson, of
Montana, are at the St. James.
J. D.Easton, of New York; W. J. Hughes,
of Chicago; B. A. Hubbard, Lake City; A. C.
Dunn, oi Winnebago; C. W. Hillard, of
Chicago, are at the Metropolitan. T .
Milwaukee was represented at the Merchants
yesterday by the following: E. 8. Casey, W. F-
Dudley, P. H. Harkins. A. F. Miller, J. M.
Meacbam, M. C. Bukevser and J. S. Whar
M. H. Butler, of Red Wing; T. C. Connors,
Winnepeg. J. 8. Edwards; of Milwaukee; J.
Moore, of Albert L°a; N. Murray, Red Wing;
C. S. Sanderson, of Hudson, were at the In
Col. Charles Haines, manager of the Opera
house, leaves this morning fur a trip south as
far as Florida, to be absent fteveral weeks, for
tbe benefit of bis health. The best wishes of
many frieuds will follow him.
P. P. Austin, of Milwaukee; H. A. D'Arcy,
New York; W. C. Frederick, St. L-juie; A.
Lascar, Chicago; C. W. Payne, New York; S.
C. Tennis, Brainerd; J. W. Earl, Fergus Falls,
G. W. Pul ua in, are at the Windsor.
DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN,
OmcE Chief Signal Omcuß, i
Washington, D. C., Feb. 20— 9:56; p. m. $
< * Bar. Ther. Wind. -Weather.
Fort Garry.... 80.80 -15 .N- r Clear.
St. Vincent... 80.23 -24 , NW Clear.
Bismarck 30.18 -12 — , Clear.
Moorhead.... 80.14 -5 . N Cloudy.
Dulnth. .\ .... 29.94 .16 NE Lt. Snow.
St. Pau1...... 29.77 v , 20 N H'y Snow
—Below zero. . -
Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. .
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations.
O. S. M. Cone,
Private Signal Corps, V. S.A.
WEATHER ~ TO- DAT.
W*SHIN«ton, Feb. 21. —Indications for the
upper lake region and northwest are generally
missing. Ohio and lower Mississippi ~ rivers
still continue rising. : >t:
Q' :.- : -;;, ■_'■. DIED. -,/.-- ,. - '
HAMILTON— In Minneapolis, Minn., at 1:20
: a. m., February 19,- 1883, Major John C.
*; Hamilton. . ; . ,-. ; .
„; Funeral jSsrvices at his late residence, No.
1,110 Hennepln avenue, at 1 p.m., Tuesday,
21»tinst. friends are invited to attend. Fun
eral ; procession will leave Union depot, St.
Paul, for Oakland cemetery at Bp. m. •;• Vj