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TOL, V.
HAPPY HOWGATE,
BE QUIETLY ESCAPES AFTER SIX
MONTHS' IMPRISOK3IENT
Leaving an Astonished Balllff-ssoo.Re
ward—Blalne to Hurlbut, "Go In,
Sieve"— Republican Central Committee—
Coming Republican Caucus -The Demo
cratic Campaign— Hatton El plains the
Civil Set vice Order— Cheap Transporta-
General Capital News.
T/if Democratic Campaign.
Washington, April 13.— The fres trade
Democrats are making strenuous efforts to
have the coming polttical campaign conducted
upon the issue of tariff reform, but this is
stoutly opposed by the j jtectionists, and,
Viot only by the protectkr > z, but by others
Cf the party, who, though themselves in favor
of tariff reform, plan to make an issue of it
ia the presidential campaign. Some party
leaden, who advocate making the tariff re
form prominentthis year, with a view of
fighting the next presidential campaign upon
U, are provokod at the disposition manifested
to avoid this issue.
One of these, a prominent member of con
grees, said to-day he had no hopes of Demo
cratic success until the.party declare itself upon
distinctive principles; that he was in favor of
tb- party piunting itself squarely upon tariff
reform and saying to those who do not agree
with this issue that they had better get out ot
the Democratic party. He said as long as one
half the Democrats in congress continue to
vote against the other half on questions in
which the people are mostly interested, we
nill nev'jr succeed."'
"Go In, Steve."
WASBia«XOV| April 13. — Shiphcrd'e testi
mony this afternoon to the effect that the state
department dispatch, which at the time it was
wiitten was regarded as a censure to Minister
Hurlbut , had written on the margin, **Go it,
Btf ye," his created more of a sensation than
auythicr; yet divulged by Shipherd. The in
vestigation had begun to llag very much, but
this has revived interest in it.
Shipherd's purpose was to make it appear
that Secretary Blame wrote these words on
tlir margin of his dispatches.
Hurlbut, editor of the New York World,
is s.iid to l>2 called before the committee and
Blaiue al6o. Of course there is a wide differ
ence of opinion as to Shipherd's testimony.
Some even of the committee do not give it
much credit, while others meantain that there
is much truth in it, and that his developments
will be sustained.
Hat ton Expo itntls.
Wa-hingto.v, April 13.— First Assistant
Postmaster General Hat ton writes the posi
inaster at Marble Head, Mass., about the right
to hold another office:
"The president expressly exeepted from the
order postmasters whose salary is under
>l,OC0; although they are appointed by the
heail of the department. The order applies to
you ar an officer. It does not apply to the
clerk in the Cincinnati postoflice, who is a
subordinate, not being nominated by the pres
ident, nor appointed by the head of the depai t
ment, but employed by the postmaster at his
lostoffice without consultation with or direc
tion from the department Such_, eHbordinate,
at the discretion of the post
master who employs him., may hold tbe office
•if alderman provided the attention required
by such position does not interfere with the
regular and official discharge of his duties in
the postal service. It is the rule that ex
cludes you, an officer within the interest of
thr evecutivc order, from holding the office
ef selectmen at Marble Head. Many state
constitutions in express terms exclude from
holding ollice representatives or senators in
lh" state legislatures, or persons holding of
flie ULder the government of. the United
St.itcs. All such persons are also int-nat d to
be included within the prohibitionary execu
tive order."
1 Question of Cheap Transportation.
Washington, April 13. -The view of the
minority of the house committee on railways
and canals (Amos, Townsend chairman, and
8. W. Dwight), in opposition to the passage of
the bill to provide for the construction of the
Illinois and Mississippi canal and cheapen
transportation, were submitted to the house
today. The minority doubt the constitu
tional right of the government to construct
any projectsd improvement lying wholly
within the limits stated constitutional. They
maintain the precedence of the construction
of the canal will set a precedent for all of like
character.
They slate that the cant phrase, "cheap
transportation,'' will be made a hobbyhoree
ou which to transfer to the general govern
nient many of the old slack- water navigation
improvements and canals that have served
their purpose. Being succeeded by railroads,
they are no longer profitable, and hence the
Beveral states to which they belong are anxious
to get rid of them, and under the attempt to
inaugurate a new enterprise, like the Henno
r>in canal, will 6eek to get the general govern
ment to take charge of and run them at the
expense of the nation.
Republicans at Work
As theic appears to be a general misunder
standing as to the action oi the Republican
national committee on the general call for the
next national convention, Marshall Jewell,
chairman of the committee, now in Wash
ington, authorizes the following statement:
At the national Republican convention in
June 1880, a resolution was unanimously
adopted directing the committee to prescribe,
within the next twelve months from that time,
the method or methods for the election of
delegates to the national convention to be
held in IS-S4, to announce the same to the
country and to issue a call in conformity
therewith; provided that such methods or
i ule6 shall include and secure to the several
congressional districts the right to elect their
own delegates to the national convention. At
a meeting of the committee on the Ist of July,
1880, a request was publicly made for the
transmission to the committee of plans and
suggestions on thi« subject from any period
prior to February I, lBSi. A full meeting of
the national committee was held in Washing
ton in March, 18S1, to con
sider this subject. At that mectiDg
the committee consisting of Wm. E. Chand
ler, Geo. C. Gorham and Edward McPherson,
made a report on the question. The majority
report expressed the views of Chandler and
McPherson, and the minority views were held
by Gorham. Both plans were fully discussed
at that meeting, the die cussion chiefly turning
on the question of district representation and
next of representation based on the Republi
can vote. The issue of this debate was the
unanimous adoption by the committee of the
following resolution:
ffißcsolced, That in accordant with the or
der of the Republican National convention of
I SSO, the call for the convention of ISS4 shall
provide for securing to the several congres
sioual districts the right of each to elect its
own delegates to such national convention;
that the details of the methods or rules to be
included in such call shall be determined at a
future meeting of the committee to be held
ivitbin one year from this date; and that the
whole subject be now referred to a committee
of five who shall make a report at such meet
injr.
Wru. E. Chandler, Thos. C. PUtt, John M.
Forbes, Jno. A. Martin and C. T. Filley were
appointed the committee under this resolution
to consider and report upon the subject of
representation of territories and District of
Columbia in the national convention and on
the national committee.
Mr. Jewell has invited a conference of the"
members of the national committee resident
in Washington and those convenient
t o the city for Saturday of
this week, with a view of fixing
the time for a full meeting of the committee,
at which final action will be taken upon this
subject. The committee has already unani
mously agreed that its calr" shall provide for
securing to the several congressional dis
tricts the right to elect their own delegates,
and only the methods or rules for carrying
out this purpose remains to be determined.
Howgale Taken Trench Leave.
Washington, April 13.— H, W. Uowgate,
for some months in iail iv this city on ac
count of his inability to procure the amount
of bail required for his appearance to answer
to the charges made against him in connection
with his administration of the financial af-
fairs of the United states signal service, es
caped from his guard this afternoon while
visiting his family.
The circumstances are as follows: In ac
cordance with the precedents already estab
lished in similar cases, Howgate at various
times during the past four or five months has
applied to the court for temporary leave of
absence from the jail to visit his 3 family.
These applications generally have been granted
the Jcourt sending an officer with the pris
oner to prevent his escape, and limiting to a
few hours his absence from the Jail.
Today, for the first time in two months or
more, Howgate asked leave to no to his house
for the purpose of seeing his daughter, recently
returned from Vassar college, and of looking
over certain papers. Judge Wylie, to whom
the request was made, granted tbe application
and sent with the prisoner Mr. Daring, one of
the oldest and most trustworthy of the court
bailiffs, with orders to bring him back to jail
in two hours. It was then about 3 o'clock.
At Howgate's house the bailiff, for some
reason, lost eight of the prisoner for a
moment, and when he turned around How
eate W2B no longer in the room. The bailiff
asked Miss Howgate when her father had
gone. She replied he had stepped out, but
would return in a moment, and asked the
bailiff to sit down.
The officer suspecting something was
wrong, rushed out of the house, but could see
nothing of the prisoner. The house wa6
searched, the police headquarters notified and
the police everywhere put on the alert, but up
to 11 p. m. no clue to the fugitive's where
abouts had been obtained.
Marshal Henry thinks he is still in the city
but as a precautionary measure the police
authorities of Baltimore, Richmond, New
York, Philadelphia and Boston have been noti
fied of his escape. If he should not be arrested
before to-morrow a reward of $500 will be
oflered for his apprehension.
Urgency of tt Republican Caucus .
Washington, April 13— A Republican
house caucus is called for to-morrow night.
It will be attended by every Republican mem
ber in the city if the earnest solicitation of the
lenders can §ecure it . The inability of the
dominant party to complete legislation with
out the asEent of the Democratic minority is
made apparent daily.
The caucus will be asked to on force for the
rest of the session strict party discipline
and it is probable that notice
will be civen that all pairs are dissolved. Such
a course is necessary to secure a quorum of
Republicans. The arc now from twenty-five
to thirty Republicans absent, and as long as
they continue away the Democrats can, by
simply refusing to vote, leave the house with
out a quorum. Three measures will be named
by the caucus as imperatively demanding the
jiiesence of all the Republican members to
Btiure their passage, i. c.: The tariff com
mission, new Chinese bill, and the settlement
of contested election cases.
It is proix>'Cd to stop debnte ou the former
nest week. Then pass Page's bill to exclude
the Chinese for ten years, and then seat Lynch
instead of Clulmers, for the Sixth Mississippi
district, Lowe instead of Wheeler in the
Eighth Alabama, and Mackey instead of Dib
ble in Hie Second South Carolina district.
These are the only election cases likely to be
pre>sed to a vote this season.
Uubbell, chairman of the Republican co»
--gressioual campaign committee, is very^ear
uest in his appeals to the Republican members
to be present at the caucus and take decided
steps toward bringing the parly to a better
state of discipline.
General Capital Ntus,
PENNSYLVANIA rOUTICIANS.
Washington, April 13 -Senator Don Carn
tron had another interview with his colleague
to day to talk over the differences between
them, but no adjustment was reached and ac
cording to Senator Mitchell noue is probable.
The Pennsylvania Republicans arc trying to
prevent any oj>eß rupture between the two
senators became of the bad effect it would
have on the Republican i»arty in that state
this year.
lIAKBBR BJOINS triE SEARCH.
Secretary Hunt received a cable from Li«ut.
Herber at Irkutsk, stating that he had ilosed
the contrai t for a steamer to proceed to Lena
river in search of the missing .leauette crew,
and was about to start to the north.
IlltlNO A I'nUNOC.K.UTK.
Audrew Devine, one of the two otllcial
stenographers for the committees of the
house of representatives, has received a letter
[rom Speaker Defer, informing him that for
"good aud sufficient cause he has besn dis
missed and his services will be no longer
required."
BREVITIES.
Secretary Hunt says he will leave for St.
Petersburg about the first of May.
The treasury department to day purchased
350,000 ounces of fine silver for the Philadelphia
and San Francisco mints.
The exports of domestic breadstufls for the
nine months ending March 31, ISS2, was
$147,701,367; same period of the preceding
year, $204,729,787. '
MRS. SCOVILLE VS. QUITE AU.
Johnson, Mrs. Scovllic'e Lawyer Inter
viewed—He Confidently Anticipate Suc
cess. ' m
Chicago, April 13.— J. W. J. Johnsou, at
torney for Mrs. Francis Scoville in the pro
ceedings to have a conservator appointed for
the estate of Charles J. Guiteau, was inter
viewed in regard to the proposed action and
said that the matter will come up in the
county court Saturday. Judge Loomis has
not quashed the writ. The announcement
that he would not claim jurisdiction is wrong.
There is no question whatever as to the juris
diction of the county court. There is not. a
lawyer in the city but what agrees with me on
this point. If there are two courts with
jurisdiction in certain cases, and I take my
case into one court, it cannot have the right
to say, "I will not try this case; you
must take it into »he other court." If,
after hearing our argument, Judge Slocum re
fuses a writ, I shall take the matter to the ap
pellate court. The caec will then be heard in
May. He shall have a regular trial as to
guilt, and will have most of the experts
who testified at Washington, as well as several
others. If decided of unsound mind, as he
doubtless will : ' be, it will not
be against the decision at the trial. Their de
cision will not be as to his perfect sanity, but
as to the degree of responsibility. Illinois de
cisions do not regard that question.- If an
insane man commits homicide • he is not re
sponsible. .
A conservator is actually needed. Guiteau
is making large sums by selling photographs
and autographs; in fact - has made $1,50(f
which he is wasting. If Mrs. Scoville had
the money she could secure Ben. Butler or
others, but now Chas. Reed will get most of
it. Of course Guiteau's book is trash and rot,
but it will doubtless have a big sale, Mrs.
Scoville estimates the profits at five or six
thousand dollars from it. She is indefatig
able in her efforts to save her brother's life
and her motives al^iurely unselfish. ;. ■
■ . ■- - - - — .
Jacob EUinger, president of the Drover's &
Mechanic's National bank of Baltimore, died
yesterday aged 61 years. He was for many
years one of the largest operators in live stock
in Baltimore.
Daily
LAND LEA&UEBS.
THE NATIONAL CONVENTION IST SES
SION IN WASHINGTON.
A Terrible Arraignment of. England and
English Policy— Sympathy, and Aid for
Ireland— Stirring Words and Bold Reso
lutions-Report of Treasurer— Election
of Officers and Other Business.
Washington, April 12.— Tlw convention of
the National Land League reassembled this
morning and the report of the treasurer was
read showing receipts since the formation of
of the league $608,981; to Egan and Mrs.
Parnell, $169,262; balance on hand after pay
ment of expenses of the league, $7,012; total
amount sent to Ireland both direct and from
the treasurer, $272,810. The secretary stated
he believed that the receipts since the Buffalo
convention would aggregate nearly $300,000.
The following is the report of the commit
tee on resolutions:
Whereas; Trie evil and long continued En
glish laws relating to land in Ireland have
kept the people of that country in constant
poverty, subject to terrible visitations of fam
ine and rebellion, which have been repeated
afflctions, and the Irish people have at length
resolved to abolish these unjust laws by pub
lic agitation and other legitimate means, and
we recognize this as an American as well as
an Irish question, the millions of Irish-Amer
ican citizens in this country having a deep
and natural interest in their kindred
In Ireland, to whom by their
filial relations they are compelled
to keep sending annually an enormous sum
of money to pay rack rents and save their
brethren from ruinous distraint and eviction
and sufferings. The Irish people under this
iniquitous system have been too often misun
derstood by other nations, threugh the malev
olent misrepresentations of the English press,
which, as an excuse for English oppression,
persistently maligns the character of the Irish
people and their movements by exaggerated
and false reports of manufactured agrarian
outrages and the people of Ireland are gagged
to silence by the suppression of a free press,
by imprisonment without trial of the most
respected representatives of the people, by
constant threats of arrest leveled at every man
who dares to criticize the injurious policy of
the government, or address the people on their
rights and duties, while 50,000 soldiers and
5,000 military police overawe the people un
der the absolute control of magistrates paid
by the government; while cannon are planted
in the public places of the cities of Ireland;
while public meetings are prohibited and dis
persed; while the police invade and search at
will private dealings and enter and remain at
private meetings; while every man's liberty is
at the mercy of spies and informers who are en
couraged by the government proclamation;
whileamong the political prisoners are four
members of parliament, one of whem is
acknowledged to be the leader of the Irish
people, and would under free institutions be
the chief magistrate of the country; while the
possession ofarms is a crime punishable by
fine or imprisonment; while the ha
beas corpus act has been for
years suspended in a time of profound peace
and the country is suffering under the most
savage coercion law since the year 1800, and
no reform can be expected; while over six
million acres of Irish laud (out of a total
acreage of 114,000,000) are owned by le6s than
300 individual*, most of whom live in Eng
land and 6pend there the enormous revenue
of XJ0.000,000 or $100,000,000 which they
grind yearly from their Irish tenants; while
twelve of these monster absentee landlords are
in possession of nearly thirteen hundred
thousand acres and live million of the6c Irish
people own not a solitary one; while for the
protection of the proprietorial rights of these
few landlords, an army of 15,000 military
police is maintained at the expense of this
impoverished and defenseless people; and,
Whereas, the 6ufiering Irish tenant farm
cis look to their kindred in America for sym
pathy with them in their efforts to better
their condition, and explain the motives of
their agitation and protect their good name
before the world from the falsehood and as
persion of the English press; therefore, be it
Resolved, That this convention of the Irish
National Land League of the United State 3
send to the struggling tenant farmers of Ire
land an expression of the profound sympathy
from the millions of their race in America,
who are proud of their faithful and enduring
adherence to the principles laid down by their
brave leaders now in prison, and an earnest
assurance that we will stand by them with
cob liuiud moral and financial support until
they have succeeded in abolishing their anti
quated and destructive land system.
Resolved, That we heartily endorse the de
sire of the Irish people for a national ex
istence and as Ireland, first by force and again
by corruption, was robbed of her national
birthright, we pledge ourselves to do all that
is consistent with American citizenship.
Resolved, That we advise the farmers of
Ireland to continue steadily and patiently in
their passive resistance; which has already
proved so effective a weapon and we exhort
them to stand unflinchingly by the policy left
them by their leaders now in prisoo, and to
keep fresh in their memory these words of
Chas. Stewart Parnell addressed to them before
imprisonment: "Let no man leave his post,"
continue your organization just as before, and
have others to take the place of those who
may be arrested. By this policy of passive
endurance the Irish will command the respect
of the world, and prove themselves worthy of
freedom.
Resolved, That this convention instruct i*s
officers to confer at their earliest opportunity
with their council of seven chosen at the Chi
cago convention as to the feasibility of uui
ting under one head all the land league
branches now organized in the United States.
Resolved, That we express the gratitude of
the Irish-American people to the ladies of
Ireland, who, like "the women of Limerick,' 1
took the place of their husbands and brothers,
and, assuming the risk of arrest and imprison
ment, nobly upheld the flag of the land
league.
Resolved, Thai we arc proud of the Christian
forbearance of the Irish people under their
dreadful exasperation, and, while exhorting
every man in Ireland to continue to use his in
fluence in preventing even the least act of
violence, we solemnly charge the British gov
ernment with the responsibility of all crimes
and outrages of the extraordinary nature
occurring since the imprisonment of the
chosen leaders of this indomitable and ex
asperated race.
Resolved, That while we do not ask the re
lease of any citizen who has violated the just
law of the land we demand of the proper au
thoritks, not as a favor, but as a right, the
immediate trial or unconditional release of
American citizens confined without accusa
tion m foreign jail.
The report was adopted by an almost unani
mous vote.
The committee on constitution and by-laws
presented Ihcir report which provides for the
adoption of the same constitution and by-laws
under which the proceedings of the land con
vention were conducted, the only important
change being a provision for increasing the
central council from three to seven members.
The committee also referred to the convention
without recommendation a proposition made
to establish the league in states and have
more branches. Many speeches were made
on the first proposition.
The committee on affairs here presented the
following list of names for the ensuing year:
President, Patrick A Collier, Boston; first vice
president, Rev. Patrick Connor. Buffalo; Bec
ond vice president, Thaddeus Flannagan; sec
r«tary, Thomas Flaherty; treasurer, Rev.
Lawience Walsh, Connecticut.
A minority report was also submitted as
follows: President James Mooney, Buffalo;
secretary, John J. Hines, Buffalo; and the
same persons named in the majority report
for the other officers.
O'Brien (N. V.) said they were only here to
collect money, not to enact laws, upon which
John Cunan (Ala.) said he seconded that and
ST. PAUL, FRIDAY MOBfIIISG, APBIL 14, 1882.
would contribute $100 now as Alabama's
share. It was "finally decided, 140 to 90 to con
tinue the central council with three members
only. Several members asserted that parties
had voted who were not delegates, which as
sertion caused some half dozen persons to sud
denly leave the hall, and doubt having been
thus cast upon the correctness of the vote it
was decided to call the roll. Upon the dispo
sition of the amendment as a result of the
call the first vote was sustained.
The chairman, General Collin?, and the sec
retary, Mr. Flaherty, decilning re-election, and
heartily approving of the minority report, the
convention adopted that report, declaring
James Moouey and John J. Hines, both of
Buffalo, to be the choice of the convention for
president and secretary respectively. General
Collins was chosen first vice president on mo
tion of Father Cronln.
Mr. Egan, at Paris, telegraphs acknowledg
ing the receiot of $255,000 from America, and
thanking the friends of. Ireland in this coun
try for their noble exertions,
The retiring secretary explained the difficul
ties of that position, and asked the convention
to Increase the salary from $600 to $1,200 per
annum. This was done, and Flaherty was'
voted an extra eompensatien of #600 foi his
services for the past year.
O'Brien (N. V.) oflered a resolution which
was referred to the committee on resolutions,
which binds the league not to recognize at the
next convention any branch or association
which fails to transmit their remittances
through the general officers of the league.
The convention then adjourntd, subject to
call bj the chairman.
THE GLOBE HOROSCOPE.
As It Casts Its Light on the Üble&so Mar
kets.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
To-day's cables were stronger but wheat
sold off all the same under the influence of
fine weather, and as the clique did'nt 6how up
the bears sold and therefore prices took a
tumble. This is ju3t what the gang wanted
and when the market was low enough they
went in and bought, which sent prices up to
the queen's taste. If any of th« boys in St.
Paul are on the short side they had better flop
at once, for May wheat is going to $1.35 sure.
The curb is $1.29. Corn kept up the boom I
have beeen talking about, since May cost 63 '.<, c
and its -good for 85c. The curbjs 77 %c.
Provisions bobbed above but closed at the
highest point of the day. Don't go short on
anything.
[Special to Western Associated Piess.]
Chicago, April 13.— There was -" a genuine
boom in all kinds of grain to-day, and the
only explanation seemed to be that while a
good many speculators who study statistics
closely are short, the country at large, the
small 6calpcrs and a few very prominent deal
ers are long and are bulling the market with
the greatest pertinacity and success.
News, which in ordinary times
would tend to depress prices, seems
how to have no effect whatever. Wheat was
active, feverish, nervous und unsettled
throughout the session, opening VOX above
yesterday's close on call, then went down )£@
go, but immediately rallied, and with numer
ous fluctuations advanced c. This brought
out many sellers, and rates again dropped %@
%c, then once more reacted, Mid at the close
was %c higher for May, %c for June, % c for
July. Receipts small, weather clear, cool and
bright, and the market stimulated by a sharp
call for flour. Just after 1 o'clock prices ad
vanced sharply to outside buyer's figures.
Sales, $1.26X@1.28# for May, $1.26« @1.29j*
June, $1.22, 1.23* for July, and $I.oß^@
1.09 X for August. On call sale* were 1,655,000
'i3U^heJs gn4£ric(sS > ra>.ged lttsijcfV closing %c
higher for some options.
Corn rivaled wheat In activity. Specul ition
began with a rush, and continued heavy all
day. Local and outside parties were dealers in
about an even degree. Early transactions
showed an advance of %@lc, and soon %©%c
was added. About the middle of the session
offerings were large and prices dropped .%@
l^c, but the drop was more than recovered
and about the highest prices of the day ruled
at the close, when they were l)</@l%c higher
than yesterday's close. Sales were chiefly in
May, and ranged at 763£@77Kc for May; 74%
Q7s>£c for June and July; and 74@74%c for
August. On call, sales were 1,560,000 bushels
ana prices moved up }£@}-£c.
Oats were very quiet for cash, but although ,
offerings were limited, the demand seemed
to increase in just the proportion that the
supply was scant. There was another strong
upward drive and prices were stronger on the
call even than the regular board, arid sales on
the call were phenominally heavy, being 645,
--000 bushels. 'The- advance on 'change was
l@2#c over yesterday, and on the call
%®?ic. :>■•<■ ■/£?*;
Pork was in active request, but prices were
very irregular, and though firm at the open
ing, soon weakened 20@25c. This was, how
ever, recovered at the close. On call the ad
vance was 7 % @15c. Sales were lively, aggre
gating 24,000 barrels, and the feeling was
buoyant.
At the close lard was quite weak, but the
feeling on . the whole was rather weak, and
I after a brief spurt upward of 2^@sc, rates
sagged 10@15c, and then rallied toward the
close 1% @10c, closing just steady. On call
sales were 9,500 tierces, and prices 2tf@7Xc
higher ail round.
_
HURLED TO THE HEREAFTER.
Frightful Boiler Ei plosion in Baltimore—
. Twelve People Killed and a Larger
Number Badly Wounded -.Severe Loss
of Property— A Steamer Bursts Her
Boiler.
Baltimore, April 13.— The large boiler in
the building on Pratt street, next to the cor
ner of Fremont, exploded this afternoon with
a terrible lO6S of life. The immediate part of
thebuiklicg where the explosion occurred is
occupied by A. H. Sibley & Co., as a chop and
feed mill, and the floor above and first floor
adjoining on Kipg street by Miller & Coleman
as a sash and door factory. The machinery
had been idle for some time for repairs and
tire had just been started to resume work when
the explosion occurred.
A portion of the boiler was propelled north
ward, entirely demolishing two two-story
brick dwelling houses on King street and
throwing down tne side wall of the rear
building adjoining.
At the time of the explosion John Addisoa,
engineer: Harrison Waters, colored fireman;
and Andrew Cooper, machinist, who had been
making the repairs, and Frank looming, a
boy were in the engine room. All were killed
except the cooper and he is not expected to
live.
In the house at No. 173 King 6treet George
Pentz, aged 19, was killed, Ida Rosenburg had
a leg broken and Ellen Rawlings, a colored
servant, was seriously hurt by the walls fall
ing upon her.
In 171 King street Grace Gray, aged 20, was
killed.
In the yard adjoining the factory Abraham
Hephorn, colored, was unloading a lumber
wagon and was^truck by a flying missile and
his skull fractured.
James Roder, age 15, had his skull frac
tured. r
Edward Callahan had a lee broken.
Mrs. Margaret Kaife, 415 Pratt street, ad
joining the factory,, was killed at the wash
tub in tne^yard by a flying brick.
Several others were less severely hurt.
BURST HEP. BOILER.
Charleston, S C, April 13.— The steamer
Planter exploded her boiler this morning just
after leaving the doe,k. Jake Washington,
colored, a deck-hand, was killed. L. F. Bosang
and W. T. Hamm, mate and engineer, were
seriously scalded Two colorel men were
slightly injured. No passengers were hurt.
The vessel and cargo were slightly damaged.
APPfiOACHING THE ElN T B.
Jake Shiplusrd has Pretty > early Turned
Himself Inside Out for the Edification of
the Committee— The Name of a Newspa
per Publisher Brought In— Why Blame
Changed His Policy Toward the Peru
vian Company.
Washington, April 13.— Shipherd'a exam
ination was resumed this morning, and Bcl
mont announced that he would not now press
the question which Shipherd refused to an
swer in regard to the Peruvian company-
Witness said he and Senator Blair may not
have had reason to be satisfied with Blame's
instructions to Hurlbut, but their impression
was that they had. Witness was asked to
what extent the matter of the offer of $250,0C0
which he made to Hurlbut was discussed in
the presence of the secretary, and replied:
At the interview of October 13, some refer
ence was made to my letter of June 20, and
mention was made of the proposition that had
been made to Hurlbut by the Credit Industrial
and Senator Blair remarked, "Why, Hurlbut
had rather have $10,000 in hand
than your offer of $250,000
in stock that lie would have to pay for."
Some one made the suggestion that $10,000
in cash might have been offered by the Credit
Industrial and this led to the repetition and
text of my letter. In fact the secretary him
self called for the text and I read it to him.
He listened attentively and quoiing the
phrase "so far as it may be proper," he (the
secretary) 6aid, >c That is a sort of a spigot."
Then, laughing, he added: "Well, that won't
make much of an impression on Steve."
The witness admitted that the secretary al
ways spoke with great dignity, as became his
high office; that he never committed himself
in^words. When he (Bhipherd) came away and
thought over seriously the drift of his sever
al interviews, he was always profoundly im
pressed with the belief that the secretary was
in accord with their wishes. Witness was
asked in regard to the autograph approval
by General Grant of the draft of the despatch
which he (Shipherd) prepared and expected to
ask the secretary to send Hurlbut, and re
plied he would produce it if required by the
committee; it was, however, among his pa
pers in New York and he could not produce
it without going to New York in person.
The matter was laid over for the present.
Belmont— You speak In one of your letters
of an interview with the president, which was
brought about through a letter of introduc
tion which Gen. Grant gave you. Have you
a copy of that letter of introduction?
Answer— l have.
Witness questioned the propriety of pro
ducing it, but would, however, do so as soon
as he could obtain it.
Belmont then propounded several questions
with a view to discovering who were the
parties interested in the Peruvian company
that he (Shipherd) had alluded to as "friend 3of
Gen. Grant and of the executive."
Witness evaded a direct answer, but finally
said: "My opinion is at that time
there were gentlemen interested with
us who were personal friends of the Garfleld
administration and there were others who
were friends of Gen. Grant and President Ar
thur. Witness declined to state who the per
sons were. Witness was asked then, "will
you produce the list of stockholders of the
Peruvian company?"
Answer— "No sir, under no circumstances."
Witness declared that Blame was not aware
who these parties were and that he simply
discussed the claim upon its merits. Senator
never had a complete list of the stockholders.
Witness made a long statement which was
mainly a recital of his (Shipherd's) impression
from what was said or not said at his inter
view with the secretary of state, the aggre
gate result of which was to assure him (Ship
herd) that the secretary was in sympathy with
tire Peruvian tiompany. Alluding to the con
versation in which reference was made to tbe
despatches and witness had expressed the
opinion that they might bo worded differently,
Shipherd detailed at some length the remarks
of the secretary to the cflect that a good dis
patch did not depend so much upon the body
of the dispatch sometime as it did to the mar
ginal reading; that dispatches when publish
ed would read one way when in reality they
might mean to the diplomat just the reverse.
Witness continued— Some time afterwards
when relating the conversation to a friend, he
6aid: "Did the secretary say that?" I re
plied that he did and he then exclaimed, "Well
then we have got him," for I saw and held in
my hands a dispatch to Hurlbut «pon the
margin of which was pencilled "Go in Steve."
Witness continued— My explanation of the
secretary's change of attitude is, that about
December he became convinced that he could
no longer remain in the cabinet,
and fearing that what had passed
between him and Senator Blair and myself
would become public he made up his mind to
finish with me beforehand and put upon
record in the state department a letter which
would indicate that he always knew I (Ship
herd) was a fraud, and that the Peruvian com
pany was a bubble and a swindle, and there
fore, added the witness with much feeling, I
regard that letter of December just as delib
erate an attempt to assassinate a man's
character and destroy a great interest as ever
was known in history.
Belmont— Who was the friend of yours who
saw the marginal note, "go in Steve."
Answer— lt was William Henry Hurlbut,
editor of the New York World.
In answer to a quebtion witness said:
"Nothing ever came to me that suggested
even that the secretary expected to use this
claim personally, or in any conceivable way to
promote his personal or pecuniary interests." '
Adjourned.
Wicked Witnesses.
Charleston, 8. C, April 18.— In the Rich
land county election cases to day witnessees of
the defense denied point blank the charees
made by government witnesses md 6wore pos
itively that Kane, the United States supervisor,
had been allowed far more privileges than he
was entitled to. The witnesses testified to the
bad reputation of the government witnesses.
One was a gambler and had been tried for lar
ceny and murder; another, a colored school
teacher, had forged pay rolls and swindled a
bank in Columbia and seduced some of his pu
pile; another had swindled a colored woman
out of a tract of land. Every witness examin
ed by the government according to the wit
nesses for the defense, had a bad reputation in
the community in which they lived aud were
unworthy of belief as witnesses.
To Abolish Corners.
Chicago, April 13— A j>etition has been
quietly circulated on 'Change to day and
gained numerous signatures, which proposes
a plan by which it is hoped to obviate coiners
and render them practically impossible. The
general plan is to require that the settling
price of the three months succeeding the cur
rent one shall be determined by taking
an average of . the prices current
during these last three days of the current
month in each case and add Iheir figure to
the ruling price for each of the three succeed
ing months, and divide that sum by four, the
result shall be the selling prices for the other
Mormons for Minnesota.
Siocx City, la., April 13.— Three Mormon
missionaries passed through the city this
evening on their way to Minnesota. They are
part of a party of thirty-three missionaries
sent out by the conference recently held in
Ogden of thirty-three, twenty-two going to
Europe to labor in Great Britain, Denmark
and Switzerland, the remainder to go to points
south and east of the United States. These
thirty-three are the advance guard of about
200 who are to soon start on similar missions.
The Mormon conference which has been in
cession in Independence, Mo., for nine days
adjourned last evening to meet at Lam on t,
lowa, next autumn. The session was harmo
nious and a large amount of business was
transacted.
OVER THE OCEAN,
GREAT BRITAIN.
London, April 13.— The official returns of
the United States consulate at Sheffield, of
the exports to the United States, for the quar
ter ending March 31, shows an increase of
.£53,344 improvement, chiefly in steel and Bteel
rails.
Dublin, April 12.— The chief secretary for
Ireland has written Smythe expressing deep
sympathy in his dreadful affliction by the
cruel murder of his 6ister-in-law. The au
thorities are straining every effort to discover
the perpetrators of the crime.
London, April 12— An enthusiastic con
servative banquet was held at Liverpool this
evening, 600 persons being present. Marquis
Salisbury presided. The Duke of Obercorn
and many other leading lights were present.
Marquis Salisbury dwelt upon the gravity of
the situation in Ireland, severely reviewed the
government's policy and land act. He depre
cated pandering to agitation.
Dublin, Adril 12— Capt. Dugmore, former
ly of the British army, has been prosecuted at
Parsonstown sessions for posting violent "no
rent" placards. He refused to find sureties
for his future good behavior, and was sen
tenced to imprisonment for six months. Capt.
Dugmore is the land league candidate for par
liament for Meath. It is expected he will be
returned without opposition.
A LETTER FROM LAiISON.
London, April 13.— Dr. Lamsonhas written
aa account of his movements at about the time
of his visit to Wimbledon, just before the death
of young John, but many statements therein
are proved untrue. The defense has obtained
the evidence of four servants employed by the
doctor while at Bournemouth. All depose to
eccentric acts on the part of the prisoner and
to the belief that he is insane.
RESOLVES OF CATHOLIC CLERGY.
London, April 13.— The Catholic clergy of
Cash el and Emly have passed a resolution
pledging themselves to exept all influence to
prevent outrages, demanding a cessation of
coercion and the eviction of tenants for ar
rears of rent, and also pledging themselves to
cooperate with the peoples' representatives
with the object of securing an amendment to
the land act.
THOUGHTS FROM THE THUNDERER.
London, April 13.— The Times considers
the Tory demonstration at Liverpool last
night a political event of the first importance.
It concurs with the Marquis of Salisbury in
his assertions that were Ireland subject to the
rule of Germany, France or the United States,
organized crime would be promptly and per
emptorily stamped out.
O'Donnell, member of parliament for Dun
garvin, publishes a Jong letter in the Times,
headed "The core of the Irish difficulty," in
which he maintains that the question of ar
rears is the one question to which all men re
sponsible for the government of Ireland ought
to give their special attention. If the arrears
difficulty, he says, is solved, every difficulty
will be solved. If it is neglected, then fare
well to hope of peace, progress and content
ment.
London, April 12.— The Times says, Chili
has stuck its talons deep into the body of
Peru and cannot disentangle them. con
quest aad incorporation of Peru straightway
in the victorious republic would in the in
terest of both of them , bo preferable to
the intolerable relation which binds them now
together.
CONCERNING THE CLOTL'RE.
Mr. Gladstone, replying to the letter from
Henry Broadhurst, liberal member of parlia
meat, making inquiry concerning the truth
of the rumor that the government were pre
pared to consider the amendment making a
two-thirds majority necessary for the closing
power, saye: We have surrounded the clos
ing power with strong safeguards and we
propose that when it has to be applied it shall
be by a simple majority. This proposal we
will to the best of our ability press up on he
house."
GENERAL FOREIGN.
VibnVA, April 13.— A tacit amnesty will be
granted to the insurgents of Herzegovina
who will return home.
A COSTLY CORONATION.
St. Petersburg, April 13.— The minister of
the imperial household has issued a private
circular announcing the coronation of the
czar, to take place in August, and that by im
perial command all dignitaries of the empire
must attend the ceremony in Moscow. The
festivities will last a fortnight, and it is esti
mated the expenses will amount to one mil
lion roubles. The celebration when the late
czar was crowned lasted a month, and co6t
$18,000,000 roubles.
Paris, April 12.— 1t is understood a note
has been addressed to the powers expressing a
hope that the monetary conference will
reassemble during the present year.
Prague, April 12.— Grand Duke Vladimer
has informed Emperor Francis Joseph that
the czar ardently desires an interview, but
circumstances do not permit a meeting at an
early date.
Montevideo, April 12.— The Spanish brig
Loreo, from Brunswick for Montevideo, was
abandoned at sea. Three of the crew were
drowned.
Ord way Explains.
Yankton, D. T., April 13.— Gov. Ordway
furnishes the following, which is sent in jus
tice to him: The dispatch sent from here and
appearing in the press of the 12th inst., rela
ting to the action of certain citizens who
served as grand jurors, grossly misrepresents
the facts.
The statement that the Douglas ; county
commission appointed by ex-Gov. Ordway
have issued thousands of dollars of fraudu
lent warrants is not true. There is no evi
dence that but one of these appointed by the
eevernor, namely, Walter H. Brown even
participated in the issuance of fraudulent war
rants. On the contrary it has been proven
that all the fraudulent issues have
been made by a pretended board of
commissioners, a majority of whom were not
appointed by the governor, and for whose
actions he is no more responsible than the
foreman of the grand jury. Another state
ment that Douglas county was organized
within a week after the application was made
is not true, nor is the statement true that any
resident of Douglas county or any other per
son entered any protest or objections against
the organization before the commission were
issued, neither is it true that the governor has
delayed the organisation of any county for
months under similar circumstances, or in any
case unless there were protests or objections
filed. The petition contained more than the
fifty names required by law, was duly sworn
to by Brown, the party presenting it— Brown
having been introduced to the governor and
strongly recommended by memoers of the
legislative assembly from the district in
which Douglas county is situated.
There was no mail service in the county at
the time, owing to the snow blockade. Com
munication was practically cut off, hence the
statement of the members of the legislative
assembly, which was then in session at Yank
ton with the verified petition, were deemed
sufficient evidence of the necessity for early
organization. The members of the
grand jury who claimed to have passed
the unwarranted and impertinent
resolution say that they deem It their duty as
citizensof the territory to express their opin
ion that the governor acted too hastily, yet
they refused to take any evidence bearing upon
the complaint, which they make against the.
governor's;action, although the governor was"
present at the jury room and demanded to be
heard immediately precedisg the final ad*
journmenW of this pliant body. It is ridicu
lous attempt to stamp the executive through
unauthorized papers, which the judge de
clined to read, thus far to make public only
increases the reputation of certain
Yankton county officials.
Detroits beat the Browns again yesterday by
a score of 4 to 0.
HO. 104
111111111
A FIENDISH ATTEMPT TO VIBE THE
THRIVING TOWN OF KABBON.
Destruction of the New Brick Scboolhouse
—Loss $13,000— A Second Attempt Frus
trated—Other Conflagrations— Boy cotters
In New England— Other Sinful Proceed
ings. ' '' . : -'--;*';
A Kaason Coiijlaqration .
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Easson, Minn., April 13 -A disastrous fire
occurred here this morning. About 2:30
o'clock our citizens were aroused from their
peaceful 6lumbers by the dread alarm of fire
and seeking its location, it was found to be
tbe lately built and beautiful school house .
On arriving in the vicinity it was found use
less to attempt to save the building, but it
was thought to save the furniture. The citi
zens were unable to do this, such fearlulhead
way had the fire made.
It is the undoubted work of ju incendiary
and so well had he done his fiendish work
that when the alarm was given it was impos
sible to enter the building. The fire had evi
dently been set first iv the garret as the bell
soon fell showing it bad burned long unseen.
It was a substantial brick building, two
stories and basement, built in 1879. It's cost
when furnished was about $13,000, and oc
cupied with a thriving school and a com
petent corps of teachers.
A second attempt to fire the place was made
in the rear of the store occupied by Willson &
Ottiness. A roll of cotton well saturated
with kerosene had been placed in the back
cellarway, and but for its timely discovery
would have made sad havoc with one of our
best business blocks. Altogether it was a
most fiendish attempt to burn the town and
had its perpetrator been found this morning
none could tell what might have happened.
The loss on the school house is total with
an insurance of about $9,000 on building and
furniture.
A Saw Mill Consumed .
East Saginaw, Mich., April 13.— The saw
mill, salt block and drillhouse of Fhinney,
Fitiher & Co., at South Saginaw, burned to
day. Loss, $15,000; insured for $1,000. Two
hundred and fifty thousand feet of lumber
owned by C. F. Moors of St. Clair burned;
also a loss of $2,500; not insured.
Other Firea.
Providence, R. I, April 14, 2 a. m.—
Whipple's woolen mille, in Greenville, and
six houses near the mil's, are burning. Aid
has been sent from here.
Harrison, Mich., April 13.— A1l of the
south side of main street, lathis village, the
county 6eat of Clare county, burned this
afternoon. The buildings burned out were
R. Smith & Co., the post office; Simon Turtle
«& Co., dry goods; Central hotel, Southwick
house, Christy & Weatherwax, general 6tore;
Sears & Co., hardware; James Sylvester,
clothing; L C. Dreamer, boarding-hou6e and
confectionery; A. M. Gerhart, saloon; Kit
Carson, billiard hall; printing office of the
Clare County Cleaver: ten private residences
and three or four offices. No particulars
received as to lost cs and insurance.
Fitchburg, Mass , April 13. — Franklin
Wyman'B paper mill, at Westminster Narrows,
is burned. Loss $ 10,000; insurance $13,000.
New York, April i3.— R. W. Stiver's car
riage factory, 144 to 156 West Thirty-first
street, is burned Loss $150,000. Insured.
One hundred and fifty workmen are thrown
out of employment. The smoke from the
factory was carried by the wind into Parker's
variety theater, where an alarm of fire wa*
raised, and in the stampede that followed,
Frank O'Donnell was seriously Injured by
being thrown down and trampled on.
Lebanon*, Mo., April 13— A fire last night
destroyed a whole block of business houses in
volving a lo*s of $60,000. The principal losses
are: W. A. Spiilar $20,000, insuranc3 $10,
000; Wallace Bros. $18,000, insurance $10,000;
C. T. Walters $6,000, no insurance. Othei
losses range from $500 to $3,500.
Boycotting in America
Turnek's Falls, Mass., April 13.— The
Irish Catholics of this village have decided to
boycott G. L Rist, a member of the grand
jury, which Indicted for manslaughter David
McMillen, who shot Father McCarthy. The
boycotters think McMillen should have been
indicted on 1 lie charge of murder. Father
Purcell told the people that Rist abked an im
proper question in the grand jury room.
A Horrible Outrage.
Detroit, April 12.— A young woman named
Rosa McCluekey, aged 25, employed in a pho
tograph gallery in this city, claims to have
been seized, on the evening of the Ut inst.,
while passing an alley in the western part of
the city, by two men, dragged into the alley,
thence into a barn where they were joined by
three others, and where she was kept through
most of the night, and repeatedly outraged by
the wretches. She says chloroform was ad
ministered to her, and she has but a partial
recollection of events. Towards morning she
was put into a wagon and taken several miles
into the country, where she found herself, on
returning to full consciousness, in a fence
corner. Her story would be considered almost
incffdible, were it not that the physician to
whom she was obliged to apply, avers that so
far as he can judge, the girl's statements are
true.
Scovllle Talks to a 811 m House.
New Yokk, April 13.— Scoville, in a lectnrc
to-night in Jersey City, blamed the stalwarts
and Btalwartism for Guiteau's crime and said
Conkling spent his time in making capital for
his faction of the Republican party, instead
of working for the good of the country.
Guiteau's brother and Fritz Soyder, who
found the newspaper in the jury room at the
hotel, were present with eight reporters,
three policemen and about twenty others.
Frost vs. Fruit.
Chicago, April 13.— Reports received here
from all over the states of Michigan, Indiana,
Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, are to the
general tenor that the damage to small fruits is
much worse than at first reported. A few re
ports say that wheat and other grains are not
so badly hurt as fruit. In Illinois especiallj
wheat is in good shape.
Ruthless Ruth.
Washington, Pa., April 13 — Ruth's de
falcation will probably amount to $75,000 or
$80,000, but the investigation is not comple
ted. In one instance the bank had a credit of
$14,000 with the Pennsylvania bank of Pitts
burg, but Ruth had checked out $12,000. He
has been placed under arrest for embezzle
ment on the oath of one of his bondsmen.
An Afghan Bero Vindicated.
Cheyenne, April 13.— Capt. Bhearburn,
one of the heroes of the Afghan war, who is
brought here from Texas on a requisition on
a charge of obtaining money on fal3e pre
tense, was discharged to-day, after examina
tion.
Carping at Cameron.
Media, Pa., April 13.— At the Republican
county convention to-day a resolution was
offered denouncing Senator Cameron and the
alleged interview held at Washington^ which
Gen. Beaver was said to have been selected a*
a candidate for governor of the state.

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