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188 PLU3TKD .KNIGHT FUNOTITBEB
5II« Statements Destroy the L<»st Vcst!g« of
Belief in Mr. Shipherd'* Company or
■Claim— Hurlbnt'g Memory Cleared From
Stain— A Merciful Suggestion That Ship
herd May be Suffurlnz From a Disor
tiered Intellect— Correspondence of the
State Department With Hmlbnt.
Washington, April There was an un
usually full attendance of members of the
committee of foreign affairs, of newspaper
correspondents and of spectators this morn
ing, caused by the fact that Blame, ex-secre
tary of state, was to have an opportunity of
testifying regarding the remarkable state
ments of Jacob R. Saipherd, in eg far at least
as related to tho interviews with the ex-secre
tary of state.
Blame came into the committee-room at
10:80, accompanied by one of his young sone
(who stood behind his father's chair through
out tha session), and hiving in his hmd four
cnormou3 sized envelopes and a volume pub*
lished by the stats department, in red binding,
entitled i: War ia South America acd the at
tempt to bring about pence."
At first the chairman said the session must
be very brief, as it v.-as reported that a ques
tion of privilege (Robinson's resolution as to
the imprisonment of raturalized ciUzsns in
Ireland) would come up and the members of
iiiu cuunaiiiee were pressed to take part in the
proceed Blame suggested that it was not
a Question of privilege but a privileged Ques
tion, vhich ought not to interfere with the
mil of the states for the introduction of bills
rlnally it was arranged that the committee
■would continue in uessioa till 13 o'clock, asd
Blame was thereupon sworn .is a witness and
the examination proceeded.
Mr. Blame— While of course I desire to sab
mit myself to such as the committee may in
dicate, still it would probably be the most
simple method of proceeding for me to make
a general statement and then submit myself to
any questions which the committee may pro
pose to put 10 me afterwards.
Chairman— As going to lead up to thoae
questions we taLe It for granted that you
were secretary of state under President Gar- I
field's administration aud for a time under the I
administration of President Arthur. Do you I
know Jacob R. Shipherd, who testified in this
Blalut— l do.
Caairinan— you read the testimony
purporting to have been given by him befoie
Blaiaa-Yes, sir, and I have tried to under
stand it. [Laughter].
Chairman— Tne committee may desire to
interrogate you in reference to tha correspond
ence of Shipherd, and touch your alleged
interview which he claims to have had with
jou, the committee prefers you should goon
as jou have yourself suggested and mate your
own statement in such a way as you please,
taking it,up in such o.dtr as you desire.
likune asked for the reading of the resolu
tion under which the committee -was actiuz
and they were read by the clctk. I
Kasson— lf it be agreeable to Mr. Blame, I I
should ask him at ' rirbt to di*pote of his I
knowledge touching the missing papers. I
Blame—l was going to take it in that order. I
To begin with, Mr. Chairman, I never saw the I
alleged papers of Mr. Shiphtrd in the state I
department In my life, neither before this iv- I
veatigiition w*s asked nor sine. They were I
papers of a oharacter which would not nalur- I
tally be brought to the attentiou of the eecre- I
tary of state, merer knew there were any I
such papers in the department, nor acdre.-ted I
lo ii until after Sbipher4 was introduced to I
me by Senator blame, the latter part of July. I
lie then referred to the tact thas ha hid ad- I
dressed some papers to the president which I
bad probably been referred to the bbcietary. I I
never i^quued about tiiem. I shall speak I
about that more diiectly afterwards and never I
saw them nor knew nothing up 10 that titnr, I
of them being there and prior iw thy introduc- I
tion by Senaiur Blair of oh pherd to me, I had I
never Heard the man's name When Senator I
Blair came to me Monday, July 2, and SMtd he I
desired to interv.e w me lor a geudeimn aanietl I
Bhiphetd, I ntver had heard the name and I I
ssia to him "you must mean Shepherd, for I I
never heard of the name BhipherdJ" B
"No," ha said, "I anipherd." ■
I recollect that incident as fixing the fact II
in my mind th-tt I never had as much as hem d I
of the man before July 2d. ■
la lurther explanation I will state that the I
correspondence wuich comes to the state de- II
partment is first sent to tiiO ofllce of the chief H
clerk who atsorts it. The consular cones- I
pondenco goes to the office of the third assist- I
ant secretary; the department correspondence IH
e;oes to the office of the second assistant Fee- IH
retiry of the first assistant secretary or to the
diplomatic bureau directly. The secretary of
state would only have his attentioa called to
the important dispatches— to dispatches relat
ing to questions of policy, bot to matters
of detail. It would 1)9 utterly impossible, and
a geutluman of intelligence will ste how ab
surd it would be to suppose that the head of
any of the great departments of the govern
ment should have personal coguizance or over
sight of every individual paper that comes in
to the department, much lees the matter of
tiK-h entire trashness as that sent by Shipherd,
and bo far as the investigation (I say it with
out any disrespect to the committee,) as to
what became of this matter, is concerned, it
ma scarcely fitted for tU9 waste basket.
The chief clerk would have been acting in
strange contrast to bis ordinary prudence had
he attempted 10 interrupt the attention of
the secretary by laving t.uch matter ou his
table. I did not know Shiphsrd'a haa<lwrit
ing until in autumn, when liurlbut turned
over hie correspondence and Assistant Secre
tary Hill brought it to roy house one morn
ing and said, "nere is a uretty mess of slull
from South America," and he exhibited these
letters. 1 said, "are these is Bhipherd's hand
writing*" He said he did not know Ship,
herd's handwriting, but that they appeared to
be original letters, and that there was no evi
dence of their being copies. Up to that time
I had Dever seen tihipherd's handwriting. As
to Saipherd's Very frequent interviews with
me, one would suppose from certain repre
sentations which appear to have been made to
the committee, and especially from t-tateuieutg
in th« press, we had spent the whole summer
together. ■ . :
Jiasaon — Will you state tow, whether you
know how the papers came to be missing
from the fie* of the state department?
Blame — I never heard a word of their being
missing at all. I do not know a word about
1 . I have as little knowledge of it as an un
born child. Thty had never been addressed to
me at all. They were matters which in the
course of routine are referred every nay in
large quantities from the White House to the
lidsson— of course, you have no knowl
edge as to where they are to be found?
Blalne— Not the least in the world. There
wa6 an impression that they might possibly
be among various documents which were
necessarily brought to my house, but I have
had searched every corner by my privato secre
tary without effect, and ho— who is is a very
careful, close and attentive busings man-
Lever heard of these papers. Now, in regard
to my frequent interviews with Stiipherd. He
was introduced to me July 25 by biair in the
cvenlDg, when I bad " a very brief
interview With him. Instead of „it
extending up to 11 o'clock in the evening as
he stated I should say the whole interview
was not longer thau from ten to fifteen min
utes. I excused mjself on account of having
very important business then, and postponed
the interview until the next morning. From
then until the middle of October I Btver saw
Shipherd and never heard of him. I never was
one moment with him at any time in any
place when Blair wa6 not present, except for
a moment which I 6hall afterwards explain.
From July 35 to October 18 I never heard of
Shipherd nor 6aw him. Then I saw him for a
brief time on November 3, I think he has
given the dates correctly in his statements, so
for as I have observed but he has erred a great
deal as to the length of the interviews.
As to what was said by Shipbeid.of course,
as fixing the colicy of the government, the
committee will pardon me for saying that it
never appeared to me to be extraordinary per
tinent testimony and after Mr. Shipherd
stated his views as to what the policy of the
government should be touching Peru, refer
red to me, it might be well tor the committee
to turn to the state department aid miuister
to Peru if the committee desired to fix the
policy which the state department adopted in
reference to certain questions. It appears to
me that its first efforts should be to ascertain
what was written by the minister to the de
partment. Whit Saipherd'a opinion was, or
what he might have written, or as to what it
would have been wise to have written, or as
to what it would have been for his interest to
have trie write, it does not seem to me a mat
ter of great importance. .
What actually was written I have the
plea-i:re of presenting to the committee.
In the Peruvian and Chilian papers what
were sent to con press only these papers were
cent which teemed pertinent to th» Inquiry,
and they have been already published, hut
these two envelopes ('a)ing down two large
official envelopes on the table) contain ev^ry
thing that passed between Hurlbut and my
self. They Include all which I have, twenty
six or twenty-seven in number, and aro given
in full, but there are a few of Hurlbut'* which
we give by a very full syllabus, so that the en
tire conespondeuca is here, and I desire to
leave it with the committee. Everything that
ever pissed between Eu.lbut and myself dur
ing his mission to Lima is includtd in these
two envelopes. I wrote a note to the state
d-i>artraent and got these papers in reply.
They are merely as to 6uch trifling matters as
letting Hurlbut know he may havo his station
in a certain way, or that he may go on the
"Alaska" from Panama.
Shipherd came and stated to me that he was
the representative of a very important claim
against Pern, known M the Cochet claim; of
which at that time I kad never heard. I did
not know its name and I asked him how
it was spelled. I bad never heard the word
b f'»re In my life.
He went on to state that it was a very im
portant matter. He did not say it belonged to
the Peruvian company. He said he was its
chief agent; that Senator Blair wjs one of
his active counsel; that ex-Senator Boutwell,
whose opinion he had In his pocket, aDd which
he offered to show me, was one of his active
connst!; that ox Senator Eaton (Conn ) and
ex Senator Conkling (N. T ) were of bis cout.
si!; that Scott Lord was one of his counsel;
tod I think he also mentioned the name of
Mr. Eabertson as one of h?8 counsel. He cer
tainly did mention the came of ex-Senator
Cragin (N. H.)
Kasson— Was that at the first interview?
Blame—The very first. I thought it was a
very formidable array of counsel. He stated
that the men who stoo-t behind the claim as
owners were tbs strongest financial men in
New York. He specified several of them by
name. Ha speeffled E- D. Morgan, Seligtnan
& Co., and, I think, August Eslraoct. He"
mentioned a do2 3 n names and made a great
display of strength, both, as to counsel and
for tha claim and as to the ownership of it. 1 I
mention this rn-passant. I have been criti- I
cised for not renditg Shipherd out of my 1
house on the first occasion he came there, but
I will say to the committ«oe that a gentleman I
who comes to me - introduced by a 1
United Sta'es senator, having three I
United States ex-senators for coun- 1
el, an ex secretary of the treasury for I
:ounsel, and August Belraont, A. D. Morgan II
andSeligman & Co., co- partners, is not a man I
hat I or you would naturally kick out of our II
house at the first sight of him, [Laughter,] II
md so I beg to be excused 'or not performing II
Ihe duty which, three or four months after- II
wards, t practically did on- further Informal II
lion. / II
He went on and told me of the claim. He I
spoke of its v.it-tnws, its value, its strength
md its integrity. I Raid to him "Mr. Ship
lerd after all you disclose of the claim, of
which I know nothing, you make out no case
or tht intervention of ttiis government."; '■■".>
We argued this point for some time. I
■aid "your case comes to reductio ad absur-
Item. If you think ycu can take a claim of a
'eruvlan citizen and secure the intervention
)f the United States government by felling a
>ortlon of it to American citz^ns, then you
:ould go over to England and sell a portion
0 English subjects; you could go Germany
md s- 11 a portion to German subject?; you
■ou!d go to France and fell a portion to
IVench citizens; and thus you could got Eng
and, Germany, France and the United States
II to intervene against Peru and probably get
ier to do something,'' *
He said: "You do Dot understand this."
told him I did not. He *aid: "The case
■ere is not a claim at &U; it is property. What
vould you say if nn American citizen owned
block of ctorta in Lima, or a great planta
ion or hacienda th*t bad been cultivated, and
>wned it, in fee — and I hat an attem t were
nide to dispossess hiif of if; would not tint
nake a case for intervention?"
I said, "that v.ou!d 'alter lbs CAbe." If I
'e'collect, his testimony broaches a little on
his very idea, but he does not give it in full.
He said: "That is a case which I present
o you," and he read to me the opinions of
varts. One of them he read and one of
hem he quoted, Everts' opinion being as f>'»l
o>vs: "It Cocnet was the discoverer of the
jiuno his discovery vested in him the title to
>nothird of all the gnar.oin Peru, and he mny
it his option claim one-third of each heap or
my o her equitable one-third of the total.
* * * * * #* .*
f Chili attempts to resist Cochet's demand
or his vii she docs but make herself limme
(lately and directly liable for the whole debt."
He quoted still more strongly an opinion
which he afterwards brought to light in i
etter ft'-in Cimacho to AiiZiina. But Instead
>f that letter being translated from Spanish
nto English, I venture to make the assertion
that it was Shipherd's original composition,
md that it was translated into Spanish by
1 said "If this be your case, that you have
tctaal ownership of property In Peru; of
:curse that would present a different case;
>ut I don't credit it. This seems to me to be
lie f aid: l> Ask for a report upon it. Do that
me." Isiid: "A claim that has such re
spectable counsel as you have, bo strong an
irray of ownership as you have, I certainly will
inquire into. I have no objection to that. That
Involves nothing and commits the government
to nothing. That was on the 26th of July. A
rliy or two afterwards I called the attention of
Freseott, who was then assisting In some
matters at the department, especially as to
South America, to it. We had been before!
that talking about the Lindieau claim, with
which I had been familiar from its having
been before congress, and I requested Trescott
to prepare a dispatch to Hurlbut and to in
clude an inquiry to him for a report on the
status of t lie claim called the Cochet clairu. J^B|
"Hurlbut, who knows everything in diplo
macy in connection with these South Ameri
can countries, will know 'about tte Cue bet
claim," and Trescott and I have on this sheet
(a paper with printed extracts pasted oa it)
every word that ev<-r passed between the state
d-p:irtment and Hurlbut about the Cochet
After an introduction saying the matter his
been submitted to the department he<e, I say
in this dispatch of the 4th of August, to
Hurlbut, "In reference to the Cochet claim
there has been no lnformitioa laid btfore the
department of a mffldentdetirjite character to
warrant specific instruction, and in ihe ab
sence <>f the requisite data here, y,n will be
1-ft to take (-iicn steps as may seem expedient
in investigating the «rigin aij.d character of
the c'aim. The principal point at issue fa
whether any American citizen or associa
tion »f cit'z-ns has acquired any
interest in the claim in the manner entitling
him or them to gooJ offices of this govern
ment, in making any representation to Peru.
As the American holders of the claim or their
attorney's will be be on the ground. [ShiD
ln-rd had said that at Ica3t two of his counsel
would immediately proceed to Peru.] You
will no duubt be placed in possession of all
the fact?, but you will take no step commit
ting your government to the use of its good
offices without first reporting in full to the
department for well considered and definite in-
On the 14th of September Hurlbut re
Sib : I acknowledge the receipt of oar dispatch,
No 7, dated August 4, 1881, in relation to certain
alleged claims upon the government of Pern, as to
he Coohet cialm. This legation has nothing but
vagao and sweeping sUtemeuts, better adapted to
• reatlig a commercial enterprise than to any judi
cial or quasi-Judicial action. I have ben favored
with two very extraordinary letters and come
printed matter emanating from J. E. Bhlpherd, to
which I r pi v by this mail asking f-p-c Co state
ments a* to the origin, character and extent )f the
c:aim and the- proofs lv support of it. \.
That was every word Hurl-.ut said in reply.
In response to this letter which was received
at the department somewhere about the 17th
or ISth of October, I said in my dispatch of
th 17th of November:
Your No. 13, In reference to the Oochet and Lau
divan claims, indicates a prudent and discreet
oooisa on your part, after the instruction in my
In regard to this subject I besome convinced tint
there in no need of even the - preliminary inquiry
whi h I suggested In regard to the Uochet claim.
Th re is no just point whatever upoa \chlch this
government can Interfere in behalf of it. In so fur
m there may be any basis for the claim at ill it or
ig bates in the demand of the motive of a Peruvian
against his government. If American citizens ur
ch«sed an interest la such a , claim, they pn. chared
nothing more thin the original claimant po4?e<s?d
They did not cod oenldnot pni chase th? good offisrs
cf the Government and >ou are instructed not to ex
tccfl them la the casa of the 1 'ochtt claim.
In explanation of that I' will say this: After
the original instructions had b.-9u sent Hurl
but, Tiescott looked over some documents to
see whether there was the slightest ground
for considering the Cochet claim to be for ac
tual property tafcen by Peru instead of being a
mere c'aim, and he found there was no ground
for the allegations of J. R. Shlpherd about it*
being property iv possession , oa which the
alleged opinion '. of " : Evarts'- "was
based. His conversation in reference to it with
Elmore, the Peruvian minister,
entirely fats flvd me, and : therefore " I
wrote this tier. After that I received from
Hurlbut a further dispatch dated the 2J of
November, which crossed this dispatch of
mine— they were en route at th« same time
in which he save:
I wrote the deuar»met in my No 19 my Opinions
opon the Cochet claim. In . which Shlpherd and his
associates are Interested. I have alao written la
reply to Shlpherd's letters Riving him my view* of
hi* c v si far as I know its merits . 1 I have pointed
out to him the u't°r defeot of proof at to their posi
tions* The whole colossal speculation is b»sed upon
assumptions, not evidence. Thus flrat, it la not
true in fact (hat the Cochet discovered
either guano or ita nsea as a fertilizer.
As such it hue been known and nsed for hundreds
of years, far back into the time of the Incas. Sec
ond, it is not true that Peru ever recognised Mm in
any such capacity. Third, it is not true in fact that
>>i - rights, whatever they were, descended to his 11
--ltgl*iuiate son, under whom there parties claim, or
at any event that any record of . If gltimiaatlon has
thus far been produced I presented these defects
to fhtpberd, who does not like my oritiolsm ai>d
writes to Mr. that he can get on quite we
without me, as he has the nova- government and all
Hi 1 rends > n his side and pledged 1 1 bis scheme . . I
am very glad to be relieved, for be has overwhelmed
i) c with voluminous matter so strangely written and
with such iugular assumption" that I am inclined
to doubt hi* sanity, or his truthfulness.
That letter was received the 15th of Decem
ber or in the very last days of November. In
answer to it I wrote to Hurlbut December 5:
Sin: Your .No. 23 of the 9d ult., in relation t»
the Cocbet claim has been lately received. I have
, !-j>.,:r> m expressing my appreciation of your
course as datailed therein with regard to BhJpberd's
advocacy of that claim, and especially jour action in
sending hither the correspondence lv the case. The
i .closed copy of a letter which 1 have addressed to
3Ul&iierd show-; my no less decided opinion than yon
have as to the iudecflny and dishoner of his attempt
to iaflusi co the diplomatio consideration fof this
c'.ai ■. . Perhaps I should ' mitigate somewhat the
severity of my language in view of the possible fact,
pertinently si^ested By you, that Shipberd Is not
wholly la bis rij?ht mind.
Belmont— vVas there not a dispatch of Nov.
19 touching the Cochet claim?
Blaise— No, eir; not one word touching the
claim or about an intervention. - Not one
word; not one syllable. That comprises the
whole correspondence touching the Cocnet
claim as a claim for intervention by our gov
ernment. I have read everything there waß
about it. What Mr. ■ Belmont alludes to I
presume I have right here in my hand. I had
not received on the 17th of • November Hurl
hut's letter of Nov. 3d. On the 19th of No
vember, after I had written my letter of. the
17th to Hurlbut, and instructed him not to
use his good ofllce for the Cocbet claim, and
that the Peruvian company still survived,
with all its ownership in the claim as a
Peruvian claim, uncontradicttd with all
its claim uncoil tr&dicled, with all its conns*-!
in full blast, and all its stockholders, so far an
I know, still interested as to the prosecution
of Cochet claim, which was the Peruvian
la regard to Shipherd's story of the $350,000
bribe offered to Hurlbut the following letter
was read: ~ " .
To Hon. James 6, Blame: ' ,-
Dear Sir— l never heard Bhipherd stale to
you that he had offered Hurlbut $350,000
stock. . I never heard made such an offer
until I read it in the published reports of his
evidence before the foreign affair* committee.
(Signed) -. HekkT W. Blair.
Blame read similar letter* of denial from
Ex-Secretary Boutwell, Scott Lord, Ex-Senator
Cragin and Win. H. Rigeletson, and raised a
gcutn-1 laugh by adding: "There is a very
large lie out there, and I don't think It will
require very searching investigation to
Blaise then read his (Bialne's) correspond
ence with Secretary Evaite, in which the lat
ter denied that Bhipherd had any authority in
quoting him In any way; that he had never
given any opinion or been asked to give any
whatever in regard to the Cochet claim; that
he mis absent in Europe and did not know
until his r< turn and then only through the
public prints that Shipherd had been using
his name. "I have not," said Blame,*' « the
slightest hesitation in faying that this nun
Shipherd should be sent . before the grand
jury. It is flit, unqualified perjury on his
part, that ought to be properly punished."
Blame read a letter from Elmore in which
the following passage occurs:
"In regard to my alleged statement that I
had seen the marginal note, 'Go in, Bteve,' I
r.eed-not.,Bssrvro^ jou that it is at3oiutelv
false" " r " ' ' ' " i
Chairman Williams reminded the witness
that he hnd cot yet Bupplsmented this state
ment of Eluicre'.J with any d-nial of hi* own,
to which Bl^ine ciuick'y responded: "Oh, oh,
it isan abßnlme lietesuible lie out of whole
cloth, and I don't think the man is of sounri
blame umpire'! to say something In relation
to the interview btween Shipheid and Hurl
but lna6>T.ueh as ghij'herd's version involve d
the good nnms of the dead president and the
He then read Shlpherd'a version and made
the remark: "With both of these eentlemen
dead It may be a matter of Rome difficulty to
disprove the statements, except infersntialiy,
but I bf-lievo ihem to be the grossest false
hoods, and will endeavor to show them so to
He then pointed out the absurdity of Ship
herd's version, that he met Hurlbut by the
latter's appointment, and that he 6at upon a
sofa iv a public corridor and held do such an
iHtervicw as Shipherd described, and utterly
dircredited any other explanation than tha'
Bhipherd, seeing by the papers that Hurlbut
was at tho Fifth Avenue hotel, waylaid him
and seeni-.d merely a casual chat in the public
B'.a-ne characterized in mo=t forcible lan-
Euajre the assumption of Shipherd in aesum
lng to ?peak Jor President Garfleld as simply
Infamous, nnd with eloquent vehemence de
elars'd lie was prepared to take a moat solemn
oath, °o firm ware his convictions, that Pr»Bi
dent GarfieM w*nt to his death without ever
having seen or heard of Shipherd or his claim.
At this point Blame called attention to some
questions asked Shipherd by BelmoDt
concerning the Landreau claim, which he sad
put words in his (Blaine'e) mouth which he
did not u:e and Belmontrefussd to discuss the
question at this time and the committee ad
journed till Wednesday, when the examination
of Bbine will be resumed.
Results of IllaUib't Testimony.
Washisgton, April 2-4.— Ex-Secretary
Elaine's testimony before the house foreign
aflairs committee this morning was in general
terms a sweeping denial of Shipherd's etate
merits as to his relation* and conversations
with Blame. Secretary Blame characterized
Bhipherd'e correspondence as stuff hardly fit
for the waste basket and said it came to the
department as routine matter and that the
chief clerk would not bother the secretary
with such stuff. Blame's testimony, together
with that of Williim Henry Hurlbut, pretty
well disposed of Bhipherd. Blame produced
letters from Ssnators Blair, Boutwell nnd
others to whom Sbipberd referred, denying
Shipherd's statements, and especially thos^
with reference to th» alleged offer of *2f O.COO
to the late Minister Hurlbut.
A LIBSL BCIT OJf HAND.
Philadelphia, April 24— A correspondent
of the New York Herald is held in $10,000 on
a charge of libel in publishing the statement
Senator Mc.Phersoa is interested in the Peru
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of Pittsburg, while laboring under a fit of
despondency committed suicide yesterday by
shooting himself three times in.lhe breast and
once in the head.
Eugene Root and John Harrigan, two farm
ers in Morris, Genesee county, Mich., quarreled
over a line of fence, Sunday, when the son of
the latter struck Root with an axe, infiicticg
a wound that probably will prove fatal.
Mrs. Soramers, living near North George
town, Tuscaramos county, 0., was shot twice
and fatally wounded yeeterday by a tramp,
who was refused work on the farm. Fifty
men are scouring the woods and will lynch
him If they find him.
General Capital Xetcs.
Wasdin-gtox, April 24.'— The senate public
lands committee this morning agreed to re
port favorably the bill to create another land
district in Dakota; also agreed to report favor
ably the homication of George B. Armstrong
for register of lands at Huron, Daketa.
ST. PAUL, TUESDAY MORNING, APHIL 25, 1882.
"BILL DAY" IN CONGRESS.
A Flout of New Bills Present? Wavinu of
tha Bloody Shirt in the Matter of V >: lcr<
men in the District of Oolnmbla— issla*
•Ippi River Improvement—
Relations With Other American Coun-
Washington, April 34.— The bill for a job
lie building at QuiHcy, IU. , was reported fa
vorable. Bills introduced and referred.
By George, In accordance with the memor
ial from the Mississippi legislature to refund
and distribute among the cotton producing
states, for the support of common schools,
the proceeds of the cotton tax collected from
tbe&e states aud kept in the treasury.
By Cockrell— To appoint a special commia
eioner for the promotion of commercial in
tercourse with such countries in Central and
South America, in which may bo fouud tte
most natural and available facilities for rail
way communication with tach other and with
the United States.
SSMATE BILLS PASSED.
To provide for the allotment of linds in
severalty to Indians of various res.rvi'tions,
and extend thft protection of the laws of 1b.6
states and territories over In<!iatis am! for
other purposes. Arnendtd by substituting *'• v
the c!au?e exempting lands acquired by In
dians from taxation for twenty-five years a
prov.'sion declaring th*t the lands alloted for
that period shall i« held by the United States
in trust for the benefit of the allotted or
On motion of Plumb the section appropri.
ating $100,000 to make surveys and reEumys
of reservations provided for with a view to
the allotment of the lands in severally, was
amended to require tbat thy cionfy be re
funded to the treasury out of the proceeds of
such lands as may ba acquired from the lu
dians under the act.
The bill to constitute a majority of the Jus
tices of the supreme court a quorum was dis
cussed, deba'e bsing confined to the pro OE6d
amendment designed to exclude from the ad
judication 01 the cause the Judge by whom the
decision in the lower c«urt was rendertd.
The bill then went over.
The Mißßissippl riv* r improvement bill was
then a!scuß3-d and went over without action.
Morgan Introduced a bill for the encouruge
ment of ths close, commercial relalionship
between the United Btates and B;>u'h Araen
cm countries. It proposes for holding a con
vention in Washington during tbe present
year with a view to the construction of a
through line of railroad along the, eastern
slope of the great mountain chain from Cen
tral America to Chill, and the establishment
of the facilities of communication. The sen
ate, after aa executive session, adjourned.
House of Hepreaentativea.
WiSHiKGTON, April 24.— Bobinson desired
Immediate consideration of the resolution
concerning imprisoned American citizens, but
the matter was put over till to-morrow. The
bill paused appropriating $50,000 to be ex
pended under direction of the secretary of war,
and to be immediately available for the re
moval of obstructions from Hell Gate, New
Under call of the slates many bills were in
troduced and referred.
By Cox (N. Y)— Resolution as to the
American peace cougress and its tension for
purposes of trade. The resolution declares
that congress approves of the invitation and
its object and ;mvise the extension of the in
vitation to the D >raiuion of C mada.
By De«endo'ff— Appropriating $1,000,000
for tbe erection of. a presidential mansion in
Washington. . _
By Ford (Vlo.)— By request— For the im
provement of the -Mississippi, Missouri and
Ohio rivers and their tributaries. It author
iz 8 the appointment of a Mississippi liver
commls.-i<>D, who shall devise the means and
manner of improvement, and the expenditure
of 1100,000,000 for the purpose.
By With-, (Ky.)— To detine the jurisdiction
andconirolof ttie United States over lakes,
rivers nhd har^ois.
Humphreys, (Wis.) from the committee on
Judiciary, reported a bill to establish a uni
form system of bankruptcy. Ordered primed
The bouse then proceed to the considera
tion of busine-8 relating to the district of
Columbia. The bill increasing, by luu num
ber?, the police force of the district, gave rise
to a discussion u^O'i the provision authoriz
ing the commissioners of the district tv the
appointment of policemen, to give preference
to men honorably discharged from the volun
teer force of the army. Rob^pon opposed ihe
b;ll on the ground that it virtually repealed
the statutes which requires that all police
men ehou!d have been honorably discharged
from the army or navy.
Cox advocated the lull. lie protested against
mal-contents in bringing up the bloody shirt
question on r.ch an insignificant matter as
the Washington police bill.
Robe?on inquired of Cook (Ga.) who hid
entered into the debate whether, if be had
been wounded in the Confederate army, he
would have applied to the United States gov
ernment for a pension.
Co«k replied somewhat indignantly that he
would not and then 6aid members of con^res-s
who had served in the Confederate army were
never insulted by men who had fought against
them. The insults were always Irom those
whose want of courage kept them in the rear.
Robeson moved to strike out, the provision
of the bill which repeals the section of the re
vise:! statutes which requires that no person
shall be appointed a3 a policeman who has not
served in the army or navy, or received an
honorable discharge. Agreed to.
McLane (led ) moved to commit the bill.
Supporting hi* motion, he referred to the un
graceful manner in which the gentleman from
New Jersey (Roheson) had treated the Demo
cratic side of the house.
Robeson, replying, said he would resist to
the last the erasure from the statute books of
any clause that looked to the honor, the
dignity, the comfort and the welfare of Ameri
can soldiers. (Applause), on Republican side.
The discussion then took a political turn,
and continued for an hour amid great noise
and confusion, though without exhibition of
any ill feeling.
Aff r much debate of rather a stormy na
ture the bill passed.
Bills were introduced and referred appro
; priating $200,000 for the payment of the c st
of surveys and expenses of the Mississippi
river commission; also appropriating $301,
--500 for the payment of the expenses of the
national board of health.
On motion of Sttele find.) the bill passed
for tbe muster and pay of certain office; 6 of
the volun'eer service.
White (Ky.), risiog to a question of privi
lege, called attention to tbe fact that the reso
lution offered by him in January calling for
information as to the accounts of Uuited
Spates marshals in Kentucky had been referred
to the committee on judiciary and had not
yet been reported back- He bad made come
remarks recently about a certain lobbyist em
ployed by the whisky ring in order to dictate
legislation. That gentleman had seen fit to
write a severe article against him (White), but
he could not but bate to bandy words with a
lobbyist that hung around the capiiol. He
omy asked that an investigation be had
and he would prove every charge that he had
Russian Jews in St. Paul.
Thirteen Russian Jews, drivsn from that
place by the persecutions of tbe Ignorant and
malignant populace, appeared in the district
court for this county yesterday, und-.r the
pilotage of Julius Austrian, Esq , and toot
out tt,eir flrar, or declaration papers, as citi
zens of the Uuited Sates. They came to
Auv-rica with the l^rce party that lindid in
Philadelphia in September last, and propose
to enter homesteads at some
point to be stlecttd in the Nor.th
wt6t. While nearly all were married, they arc
comparatively young men, the oldest not
being more than 45 apparently, while f everul
were evidently under 80, and all were healthy
and vigorous looking. Ouly one of thr num
ber used English letters in writing his name,
the others u*ir.g Htbrew charaettrs. writing
below the line, and commencing with their last
letter and writing backward.
Ttie S . ViLittii -.:<■.
The Winnipeg party had a very successful sals of
St. Vincent lots Saturday night, at the SicoHet
house, Minneapolis. The; will be la St. Paul to-day
and as they are delayed from returning horn 3 on cc*
0 >unt of high water In the Bed river, ' they may re
sume the sale here. r - :
Rev. L, C. Barnes, pastor of the First Bap
tist church, has tendered kis resignation, much
to the regret of his congregation. The step
was necessitated, it is understood, by the ill
health of Mrs. Barnes, her condition abso
lutely demanding removal to a warmer cli
HI UUBDBROUS ASSAULT.
■Qnar.-ol in a Sixth Ward Saw Mill and a
I Mid DHiicniDOily lijured by a Blow
I From an A x«. . - '?■'■"
■- A Vfoloiis and gerlons assault occurred In the
He* mill of Prinoe & Houlton, Sixth ward, a
■littk before 5 o'clock yesterday moraine, the
■parties to affair being T. B. Hopkins, foreman
Hof the mill, and George Miller, an employe in
■the mill. ' The V particulars of the affair and
Hlhe (jircumstances leading to it are as follows:
I T. 8. Hopkins, the foreman, has been . con-
Mnact d with the mill only; a little more than a
Mwetk, coming here from -Shell Lake, Wis.,
Hh:u ; .-;h previously having resided some seven
at Still water. On the other hand Miller
Has been employed in the mill for two years
■p.ibt, and last winter assisted. Mr. Houl-
Ht<> i: *;'•* in - overhauling and thorough
■y repairing the machinery. From
■i;-, '"inuliarity with all the parts of the mill
H:-'- gained, it had become a habit of Mr.
Huloulton's and the employes of the mill when
■thci <_• was a break, or anything got out of or-
Htle <-, to call on Mr. Miller to put things to
■'Thus it happened Wednesday last that the
Hgig celt not working well, Mr. Miller, with
Hants -assent of Mr. xioulton, .the j managing
HLroprietor, attached more weight $to it, no-
H:>-!: ir which Hopkins j ordered it taken
■ill, at the same time lelliujr Miller that such
■uut-eis belougcd to his (Ho/kins') duties,
■uul when he wanted anything of the kind
Hi-)'!' ho would do it, and for MUJer to attend
Ho hid own duties. This rebuff passed oil'
■without no particular exhibition of baa blood
H>n tdfc part of either, and in a short time it
Hjwaß",#rubably forgot'en by both.
■ j Saturday morning last foreman Hopkins
■eft the mill, and came over to this side, re-
Htnaining all day. During the day the gig belt
■working, as . Miller thought, 100 .loosely, he
Hngniu attached more weight to it, leaving it
H>u when the null was oiiut down for Saturday
I &yiae to the mill yesterday morning to start
lip, Hopkins at once noticed the extra weight.
■jTue discovery seems to have thrown him into
He. passion, for when Miller put in an appear
■enaf a little before 7 o'clock Hopkins opened
Hbn him in a loud voice and with an excited I
Hmanuer, demanding to know the reason for dis- I
■bbeying his instructions by attaching the extra I
■weight, Miller replied he old it to make the I
■bill work smoottitr. Hopkins retorted that
■httVTiis responsiole for thY working of the
■nil; and that be wanted htm (Miller,) to at-
Bend, to his business, and leave bis (Hopkins')
■busiuees alone, or— —••I'll break you in two.'
I Up to this point the accounts given of the
■affair by both Miller and Hopkins as each
■gave it in person to the reporter, suDstantially
Kgrte, but as to what followed there is a dm-
Hn-i in their two stories. Miller says he
■merely answered back, ''Well, then, Ptay here
H.nd attend to your business," while Hopkin's
■slajins that Miller's answer, accompanied by
Ml rush t jward hm, was: "You — — I'll
■give jou a chance now."
f Whatever the - provocation, Hopkins ac
knowledges that he stooped suddenly and
■picked Up an ax« lying at his feet and dealt
■vililer a blow. The blow took eff.ct on Mil
■er'sptrson with the bluet end, Just under
■he leit arm, and but a few inches . from the
Backbone, knocking him senseless. As Miller
■ell , Hopkius sprung upon him and
Kommenced choking him, but other employes
nromptly interfei and tore Hopkins away
Hud began to inquire into Miller's injn
■•ies, which it was feared at first had resulted
In citath. Miller, however, soon regained con-
Kciousness, and though suSeriog intense pain
ft poke with such force and emphasis of his as*
■ailant, as to satisfy all he was far from a
I Meantime news of the assault spread rap-
v, and boon a large and excited crowd were
>n the spot, oue of the must j thoughtful of
wioui hud the consideration to dispatch a
nesstneer to this side for a ph\sician, In an
swer to which Di 6. Murphy" and Quion
)r</Tiiptly responded. An examinatioa of the
r/jiircd man showed that the blow had frac
uicd two of his ribs near the point of con
lei-Lion with the back bone, and fears were
et!Jii: had also sustained .internal irjarUs.
drfci- making Miller ss comfortable as yobSi
>le he was rtmovid to his residence East if'ifth
itreeti Sixth ward. J [
While was going on Hopkins had
quietly slipped off and come to this side of the
lVrr, but Officer Dealer followed him up and
ureste i him. He was at once taken before
Judge Burr acd the examination continued
lutii to-day to await the r»-t-uit of Miller's
nj»r t», bail b in* Used at $750, in default of
\\ii eh lie Trent to Jill.
Seen in his ctll by the reporter, Hopkins
told the story above credited to him
acknowledging his hasty blow ai,d expressing
Icep regret for it. Hs said he had lived la
Ihia vaiu of tears now fifty years, and he be
ievea his character was as pood as the ma
jority of mankind, and that this was the first
time he had ever had a key turned on him. He
stands about six feet high, is rather 6ijarely
built,' hair iron gray, an open and by to
unpleasant countenance and an easy conversa
About o'clock, hearing that Miller was in
a critical condition, the reporter called again
at his residence. He was found lying at full
length in bed enjoying a smoke, now and then
) oiuing in tbe conversation with his wife and
a couple of lady callers. Any attempt to move
gave him excrutiating pain, but when lying
absolutely still he did not suffer much. His
voice was full and strong ana as he repeated
hi 3 lory, given above, it held up to the end.
Of course it is impossible as yet to tell how
badly he is injured! but the outward indica
tions last evening were decidedly favorable.
Ttse recovery will of necessity be
slow, and it is very doubtful
if he will ever be the man he wa3 before he re
ceived the terrible blow. He is a man appar
ently about 83 years of age, stands about fix
feet nigh and weigh 3 probably 180 pounds.
He is temperate and industrious, aud possessed
the confidence of his employers to a large de
gree, and the esteem of hi» fellow workmen,
with the one exceptiou of Hopkins, who
seemed to be jealous of him. He is mairled
and has one email child.
ODD fstLCOirS JUBILEE.
Order of Ex: 'cljcs for the Sixty-Third An
niversary Calibration in St. Paul To
morrow. -. -
. The final arrngements of the ; Odd Fellows
of St. Paul for the celebration .of the sixty
third anniversary of the establishment of the
Order, to take place to-morrow, - have been
completed, and nothing but bad weather will
prevent the same being worthy the oc
casion. The following r. la the pro- ■
gramme and order of exercises for the day: -
FJIOGiI AND OBDXB OF FSOCESbXOK.
Exception cf visiting brothers dur.ug forenoon
and dinner at Market hall from 11 to X p. m. °
Chief Marshal— J, C. EbaLdrew. .
Aids-A. H. Foster, J, Q. Walterstoff, Oeo. Stahl
man, O. A. Hoffman. ,',*; •
, Flattoon of police, Great Union band, St. Paul
Encampments Nos, 1 and 15, St. Paul Lodge No. 2,
Germania Lodge No. 18, Union Lodge No. 49, Ger
man-American Lodge >"o. 68, Excels or L dge No.
Ci, Lake Ad le Lodge No. 73, Eureka Lodge No.
76, Minneapolis band, Minneapolis Encampments
>cs. 5 and 14, Bld^ely Lod^e No. 85, Fraternity
Lodge No. 62, St. Anthony Lodge No. 40, North
Star Lodge No. 6, Robert Blum Lodge No. 21. Man
kato Lodge No. 15, Sunk Center Lodge No. 84,
RtUlwater band, Stlllwater Lodge No. 51, Oolfaz
Lodge, *o. 86, Marine Lodge, No. 63, River Falls
Lod«e No. 3 3, ( lear LakeLodga No 272, Osceola
Lodge No. ¥18, Bilawta Lodge do. 235, Star Prairie
Lodge No 2i)9. Nortbfleld band. Orient Encamp
ment No, 20, NortbQeid lodge No. 60, Rainbow
Ledge No- 86, Washington Lod^e No. 44, sunbeam
Lodge No 31, L-elino Lodge No. 80, Leader Lodge
Mo. 41, Hastings band, S'.ro-g ELcampmenc No.
6, Vtroiiljion Lodge bio 8, Herman Lodge Ho. 85,
Prescott Lodge >o. 164, Lake City L.d»<e No 23,
Red Wing Lodge >o. 67, Le Tcilc dv herd Ledge
210. 23, .hebecca Ledges in carriages.
;':■•'" LIKE OF ASCB. ■;-/■
Leave Market hall at 1:30 p. m. ; through WabeV
ehiw to Third ; Third to Robert ; Robert to Seventh;
Seventh to O.ive; Olive to Ninth: Ninth to Jackson;
Jackson to Seventh ; Seventh to J Seven I GoTbtn;
Third to Wabashaw; Waba'lnw to Market hall.
OBOES OF EXEBCI3ES
at Market hall immediately after pro -.-. paion, Bey, J.
Marvin chairman. : '"Vl-' . . '.
Opening Ch>rns ." ....;.....
Welcome address.... . .. Edw Botert, St I Paul
Addres-8......... Bey. L. F. Co'e, Jlinne»i-tL«
Oration..... ....Dr. J Wechsler, St. Paul
Address .. Rev Forbes, Minneapolis
Closing Addre55 ............ Rev, J. Mai vm, St. Paul
In tbe evening a bail will be given at Mar
ket hall, evcluiively for Odd Fellows. A
recepiion will be given at the same time at
Odd Fellows bail, for tbe entertainment of
those ladies and gentlemen who do not Join in
tte merry dance.
Odd Fellows and Market hill are being ap
fropriatcly decorated for the occasion,
t would be very appropriate
for the business m^n of the city to co-opernte
with the order by decorating tleir places of
business along the line of march.
All Odd Fellows in the city, whether mem
bers of city lodge* or not, are invited to par
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Shell Saw Dust bo Kl«g?-An Effort to
Throw Grass at oar Congressional Dele*
Ration or t » bring- Them to Terms with
a Stuff, a Clnb.
The board of directors of the chamber of
commerce held its regular meeting yesterday
THE ST. MAJU'J BIVBB. > :'
A communication was received from the
board of trade of Cleveland accompanied with
fifty copies of the Cleveland Ihrald containing
an explanation and description in regard to
the Si. Mary's river and canal.
SAWDUST IN THE MISSISSIPPI.
At the meeting of the board last week Mr.
McClung offered the following preamble and
resolution: : ■
Wrbbeab, The i ecesi-ity and importance of con
pronsioLal legiblatlou to prevent the obstruction if
the Mississippi river with mill lu-e> and naw-duht
haw beeu suggested and endorsed by MaJ . Farquahr,
goverument engineer at St. taw, _uj Cuas I.
Allen, government engineer at Ist . i a..1, by the leg
lbiaturo of Minnesota, by the Mississippi ii.vcr Im
provement convention at Qulncy, 111., by the Mis^ia
tippi river commission, by the Attorney General of
ilia United Sta es, and by the Chamber of Commerce
and business union of Ist. Paul atd, .
' *A'hebb-.s A bill fur this purpuse was Introduced
moro thri two years ago, and was oily prevented
from passage by the opposition of ( prlvatn i .tweet-*
of mill owners and others, and was postponed one
year with the understanding that it would then be
come a law; and
Whrbsas The reports which hive coise to tbls
cv. liibcr represent that the virtual i;.i...r0 cf this
bin iy caused by the opposition of liai-atois itcilil
lan and Windom, aiid Representative Wftehburu ;
- Jiesolvid That a copy of these preambles and
resolutions be forwarded to each of our senators and
representatives with tne respectful request of this
chamber that they report what is the present states
of said bill, what is their position in reference to Its
passage, and whether they can be rtlltd on to urge
the passage of said bill at the earliest pract cable
The resolution was referred to a special
committee, a majority of which reported yes
terday morning in favor cf adopting the pre
amble and resolution as above. .
As soon as the report was wad Mr. Coch
ran stated that he was a member of the com
mittee but had no knowledge of any mt-eiing
of the committee and complained of not hav
ing been consulted. He was replied to by Mr.
McClung of the committee who alleged that
Mr. eochran bad been notified of the meeting
of the committee and could have
attended if he had desired to attend. Some
seal tered discussion followed as to the pro*
nriety of considering the matter then, when
Mr. McClung remarked that they might as
well talk the matter over thtn aa at any other
time He had something to say on the sub
ect and declared that if the chamber would
listen 10 him for five ! minutes he would not
aek any more time. He then opened up about
as follows: '■;' ; '
||MeEsrs. Noyes, Cochrau and others, object
■ to these resolutions because - they say they
I are not courteous to our representatives in
asking them to state their positions on the
saw dust bill, and in stating that the reports
which have come to this chamber represent
that the virtual failure of this bill is owing to
the opposition of Senators McMillan, San
born, andßepresenative Washburn. Courie
-6y a very beautiful thing. Kindness is a
god-like virtue. But the congressional dis
charge of duty is a hiehkr virtue than all.
We- are not here as individuals to
►imply act coutteously to our friend*.
It is something to be good. But it is better
to be good for something. We are here to
represent St. Paul, to work for Bt. Paul. If
we see an enemy placing a slow match which
threatens to explode and ruin this city, it is
our duty to sound the alarm, we must cry
aloud and spare not. Who is to do it, if we do
not? If we fall to do " so, we are particepe ,
criminis with those who are the enemies ot St.
Paul. If we shelter and hide the crime, we
are in the 5 attitude of those who compound a
felony. If we wish to tee oue single item ot
the dUra ages which our representatives have
done., us, . look at 2 the . St. Paul Boom
with $20,000 of our citizens' money made
worthiest! by the saw dust Messrs. Wusbburu,
Windora and McMillan have sent to us. Lo>k
at the Pig's Eye dam, costing some thousands
of dollars and as I was informed by Capt. Ed
win Bell now iv a worse condition than before
tbe improvements were made..
If we sit still slid allow such things to go
on who is to 6ne«k for St. Paul. We might
as weil discharge our committee of ten ou the
Miw-sii'pi river, and surrender all claims to
it, If our courtesy is to seal our lips and m»ke
us dumb, while the men we have chosen to
represent this city and this Plate cease to rep
rep-nt either, and become simply the represen
tatives of th? tov7i.Gltc of Minneapolis and its
mill owners. Not oulyjs this city bttrayed
and sold out by this pol'cy, ■ but the
entire state is also betrayed and sold
out for the benefit of . Minneapolis; And we
shall be accessory to the crime if we seal our
lips and cover it up. This state is losing
four millions of dollars per year for the want
of four and a half feet of water from St. Paul
to New Orleans, and our representatives go to
the committee on commerce at Washington
on whisper in their ears. "Do U3 the favor to
klil this saw dust bill," &nd to this extent
stab the best interests of their constituents.
Is there evidence of this? Capt. Castle
reported to you j last Monday that
Mef'srs. Dunnell ar>d Pothlcr were the .only
friends of this bill he could nod among our
representatives when hn went thero last win
ter; that Washburne, Windom ahd McMillan
were all three opposed to if,tliathe was utteily
unable to enlist them in favor of it, and thai
they knifed it in the dark. I told you that
Castle's report was confirmed Tby direct testi
mony of a congressman I met at the St. Louis
River convention on the 26th of October last.
And now with all this evidence, we are asked
to be mealy ■ mouthed and courteous
and oily tongueo'. Have our , representatives
been courteous to us? Capt. Reaney only a
a month ago moved and you adopted his mo
tion that the secretary of. this chamber write
to our represent itives and request them to
Ftate what is the st-tus of the saw dust bill.
Did they show us the courtery of a reply? Not
a nylable. They are as dumb as oysters. We
are" treated with silent contempt, and will be
again if we do not let them know in plain En
glish that they are reported to us as enemies
of the one great interest of their constituents
—tbe improvement of the Mississippi river.
The gentlemen who recommend this
courteous policy of biank cartridges are
Christians. Paul was also a Christian. But
when he was about to depart this life, aud
looked over into the promised land and saw
that all was lovely, he didn't exclaim: "I
have passed through life, and been very kind
and courteous to evil doers, i hay . covered up
and apologized . for their wicked
ness and- compounded their crimes,
and * never given offense, but iv
the ■ exultation - of his triumphant
soul, he exclaimed: "/ have fought a good
fight, I have finished my course, and hence
forth there is laid up for me a crown of re
joicing." We have a fight to make for Bt.
Paul. We have organized our committee of
ten on this river to mahe St. Paul in 1890 the
great commercial emporium of the northwest
—ahead of every other city, and not to be
beaten in that census, even if Gen. Andrews
is the census-taker. And if any man, or
any set of men eeek ?to . obstruct this
river, and to thwart the purpose of
this committee, it is the duty of this chamber
sweep them away like flies and go forward,
or resign our seats in this chamber as no long
er repr. Banting S . P.tul.^^^^^HH
Dr. Day said he had noticed that every
spring these political matters are brought up
in the chamber as regularly as the season ar
rives. He did not like the idea of introducing
politics into that body, and criticised the reso
lution in that light. He claimed that Mr.
McClunir, in his preamble and resolution, hud
assumed a false position, and then came to a
fal-e conclusion, and ui.ju-tly condemn' d our
members of congress, and argued that Mr.
WcClnne, Jand those who sympathise with
him in thi.- matter, should go to the legisla
ture and Seek their remedy there. This was
followed by further criticism^about introduc
ing politics into the chamber and closed
with a motion to lay on the table.
Mr. Dawson protested against Dr.
Day's assertion in regard to intro
ducing politics. It was simply a
commi-rcial matter. He referred to the 8t
Paul boom and it 3 failure en account of thf .
action of the people of Minneapolis, and said
that Washburn had ttocd in the way of that
project, acd prevented the logs from coming
down tne river.
Dr. Day said that our members in congress
were in favor of what is called the caw-dust
bill, but they could not pass It.
Mr. Ansel Oppentetm wanted to know
what the people cf St. Paul would think
of the members of our legislature
should admit tbut they could not pas* a meas
ure they were in favor of and which was unan
imr.uslv demanded by th'tir constituency.
Mr. Lee thought it was important to get
the biil through congress and argued that
there was no potitics in the matter. He fa
vored changing the language of the resola
-60 as tomato it more genteel and Ims offen
sive. All that was desired could just as well
be accomplished without giving unnecessary
Mr. Cocbran made some very Judicious and
appropriate remarks. He thought it unfor
iiiuate that our congressmen should be bo oc
cupied wlih politic* tnat they could not at
tend to business. He hud no doubt but in
fluences were at work to defeat 1 tbe sawdust
bill. He referred to the St. Paul boom. There
could be no question but that the boom was
ruined by the sawdust. They bad expert* from
Eau Claire - Bete to examine the boom
and they declared it was useless to attempt
to maintain a boom here in St. Paul unless the
sawdust bill passed. He honored Mr. Me
Clung for his stand, and denied the charge
that there was »ny politics m the matter. ; It
was simply a commercial matter, and (should
be treated us sucn, and they, had a right to
talk upon it. Mr. Da.wt.ou and Mr. McClung
were Democrats, while he (Cochin) was a
Republican. "We ttand together, Democrats
and Republicans on this matter. H* was in
favor though of changing the language of the
resolution co as to make it more- courteous in
Various propositions were made In regan
to what language should bemused when Mr
McClung told the member that he was no
very particular nbout the matter. They coul<
take the resolutija and Varnish it, and sane
paper it, and oil it, and make it as flick
as they pleased, and after all the Vlinneapoii:
fellows would /00l them (the members of the
St. Paul chamber) just as they had once be
lore. He wanted to have the language made
very courteous indeed, so that no one could be
offended. Mr. Cochran was a little rough
sometimes, and so was bis friend Mr. William
Lee, but the roughness of both thete
geatletmn would be - more - than
controlled and neutralized by
by the politeness and sweet suavity of Mr.
D. R. Noyte. He counselled them to make
their 1 inguage just at ■ harmless and soft as
possible an 1 wanted \ the matter referred to
iht-se three genekmen.
Finally motions were withdrawn, and th<
matter was referrtdbacktothesamecommlt
tee to polish up-H
THB SECRETARY'S REPORT-
The committee on statistics reporta 1 that
the annual report of the secretary of the
chamber was completed and the committee
was ordered to have 2,000 copies printed.
The report of the committee ia regard to
the Meeker dam improvement was read and re
ferred to the executive committee after which
thy bo-.ird adj >v ned,
vim tiLi>>tt:.l t*-i.
The seeding in the vicinity of St. Paul is
The funeral of the late Mrs. Catherine K.
Nminger will t <ke place at 2:30 this afternoon
from Christ's church.
Deputy Sheriff Richter was on duty for the
first time s esterday after a struggle of two
weeks fighting off a threatened attack of
Otto Eell, declared insane upon examina
tion of the probate court Saturday, wasjes
ttrday taken to the Insane asjlum at St. Pe
ter by Turnkey Ciewett.
The several boards of registry will be in
session te-day from 9a. m. to 8 p. m., and
every elector ehoud improve the opportunity
to see that their name is on the list.
James Cannon, the drunken wood team
duver who ran Into and kiiled assrectcar
horte Friday, hid his examination in the mu
nicipal court, set for yesterday morning, con-
Unu-d to this morning at 9 o'clock.
Of the thirteen cafes called in the municipal
oourt jtsterday, five were for ordinary dm: k3
and five for drunk and disorderly. All of tbe
drunks were of the impecunious kind and wtut
l<> j ill, as did all thH drink a?d disorderlies
save oue who paid $15 lor his j nuboree.
The funeral of Thomas J. Egan, the young
man killed in the Manitoba yard Saturday
morning last, took place from St. Mary's
ctuirch yest>-rday morning. The remains were
interred in Catholic cemetery, to which they
were followed by a large concourse of mourn
The treasurer of the Protestant Orphan asy.
lum desires to acknowledge tbe receipt of tbe.
following sums for the use and btntfitof the
usyium; Dr. C. H. Boa.rdm.tn, $5; H. W,
Gur»an, $5; R W. J->huson, $ 0; ben. Jobn
B. Suborn, HO; Scbliek A Co., $3; C. B.
Thurstou, $i 0; H. K. Taylor, $2.
The 'adjourned maeting of ths Citizens
League for the enforcement of the laws ag»in»t
the selling of liquor to minor?, and the c'oi
liig of saloons on the Sabbath, cuil d for half
past four yesterday at the Cuamber of Com
merce, was but dimly attended, and the com
mittee on nominations not being ready to
report, an adjournment was had to Monday
next at the tame hour and place. .
Piev. Tbornas Harrison, the Evangelist, will
commence his revival work in this city on
the evening of ihe2dof May, ins-tea-.! of the
12th, as h?ret'ifore aaaosooeid, Dr. ?»larebali
having rtcdvod a telegram froia him that he
would be litie by that time. He will ppemi
next Sabbitli in Chicagj. Union prayer (nett
ings will be Iteld !n the Jackson Strevt Metho
ditt church every night from WeJntsdjy un
til he comes for the work c* peparation for
the great meeting.
In the dittri t cour\ jesterJav, Hon. J. N.
Rogers, ea attorney for tbe plimt H, com
menctd proceeding* for the divorce of Frank
P Hal from his wife Jennie H-ill. The pur
ties were married at Manchester, N. H.,Feb
ruary 27, 1871, and lived together a3 man and
wife until November 7, 1875, wh'.n, as is alleg
ed in tho complaint, ihe wife deserted the
olalntiff, aud has ever since necleated and re
fused to live with him. Th« parties were
then living at Schroon Lake, N. x ,
TOTAL ABSTINESOe B-tLLT.
A Spit mid Meeting at I'f -i/TVirVi Hall Last
The Leaguo X. A. meeting at P/eiffer's hall last
night was a success beyond expectation. The pro
gramme, consisting of muaio, b Jih voca'. and metro
mental, atd addressee, was well rendered thro go
out The curtsin rose upon a scene truly charming.
Some forty fairy little oaea ranged round the stage,
sang the song, "Drink fore Water."
■' This boi (j was f ulljwed by a ■ <10, well rendered in
a rich, ba«o voioe by Mr. Ferti . The gentleman
was greeted wl n a hearty eucoie. when
the applause bad subsided, Eev. Father Oa'lagher
came forward and lv a brier but aurrii g»d ire-s
bid before hl» audience sfe* urgent mutives for
adding their moral support t > the Total abdttbeuoe
agitation. Be referred in • very telilog manner, to
the frequency, of Ute, of crimes oorumitud by the
band of drluir, and * pronouueed a -tlgtua upon tue
community that the cms > of men hi^h hended law
lessness should bealtowa.l to oontiuue among us.
. A solj by Miss fsnula B>au, aocomp*ulea at iha j
piano by Mies Bloau. was greeted by a hearty en
oore, to which the young lady re -ponded by a flue
rendition of " The Last Hose of dumuier." 'Then
followed selections on the violin . by Eugene
Z iotius an t Mis* Sarah Mealy on the piano. .
' Father Bbanley then introduced itev James Me
Qolrictt, of Minneapolis. He said; I know It is not
fashionable to be a tot .1 abstaluer. lam sorry that
It is so, but no It is. Society is to-day like the eld
undo in Maine who, on seeing bis net/hew p a) lng a
game of marbles before the home, on a Buuaa;
morning, said t<> him: "My boy, go into the baok
>ard with jour marbles . 'ibis is Sunday. " "Aje,
uuole." retorted the small boy, "bat Is it no. Buii
day also in the b*ck yard?" - X he unoie wou d save
appearances, aud bo is it with society to-day, with re
uard to intux cants. If a man will only avoid drunk
enuess before the public, society find* no fault with
him. :.■--• --
We are not Prohibitionists. We ask for no law
against liquor. -We hope to come at tho same end
by an. ther means.
we st>nd upon a moral basis. yWe appeal to each
nan separately, and we ask each of on individually
to add his name to the roll, and thus enforce a law
by making ibe law needless.
We wlsti to assemble our young men In so le ties
where they shall meet with ouly the oe-t au-nci»tc»,
and remove them from the f erulclona influences
u^erwolch lb> ymnet need come la »alooiM. Some
would fain taunt us with " being ''high -mural men."
we certainly oo rey upou moral iumui, iiid w«
would he sorry to be feu .11 taking a low standard of
m rain. . We are found to be highly-moral teen.
■ Be then took tee evidence or tcteuce a^aiiibt alco
bolio liquor. It contaius absolutely 110 uutrnu-Lt.
r_» -._ __ t__ -- .«.«_ _. 1 Mi J- l.i.
Let v.en Biy so long as the» wi I, "it does uonristi
and strengthen me, it warms me up, and I drink my
friends heath." '-Yes sod drink it aw*y often
t;m-K," was the reply. ■;•.-•■' : "- - '
The Mi.»e* Mcliantss then . tan? the beintifal
duet "Dear Irehtid, I wo aid yon were Free,' 1 which
»as received »lth Drolon«i d applause. Mr. E"geue
Ze. zlns than g»va c ectious lrom Eniaui on the
v.uliu, hi* sister, the gifted little Mi is Zenzloj, pre-
1 -is at the j>iv o. -->-*.- «.: •
Father Sbaul •> toen citce forward. Ha referred
to t«o Teceiit <• v-uti la st. Psal as hopeful skiis of
the times, viz., i he organization ■of the cltizefi's
ague and that of the Crusaders' X . A. society. He
urg-d the >ouug I meu present to'tweli the ranks 01
the craMden a id Vx conoltuion gtra the pledge to
a large number- ' WlHifflM | Wy |^* l 'UtfP''<i^i*i itflM
On lastWedje»d*y eTen'ng the Cra'a^ers' Tonr %
M en's T." 1 -ocietv adopted , tbeur ccn>tltacloc f mul
balloted - for - officers,", w>.h the | following re-ulct
President," Jam • Mama re; recreury, 1 ; J. Magulre.
■ he iccieiy b dsfalr to oatstrip Its o.der brj.hera la
th» city In a very short time. &jg£g*gg3MngßHffi
: Fifty Jewish refuse* 1 from ■ Russia sailed
Saturday for too United States, : : ; ;. • ; ; V
GONE UP IN SMOKE
A TERRIBLE FIBS IS THE TOWN OP
$850,000 Worth of Fropartr Burned-
Slxiy-Thrno Bnlldlucs Based to the
Grouiid by th: Flrn Fiend— Four of Eta
Claire's Fiaevt Block* Demolished—
Families Destitute and * Homelew, Bat
N> Loss of Life E -ported. ..
[Bpeclal Telegram to the Globe.]
Eau Claibe, WU , April 24.— At 3 o'clock
this aiternoon the fire bell' tolled that a con.
fl i^raiiun was raging on the west bide of the
Coippewa. A representative of the Globe
repaired to the spot, and found out Immedi
ately that the birn belonging to A. W. Ken
near, located directy in the rear of his build
ing, in Pioneer block, was in flames.
The fire department responded quickly to
the alarm, but on arrival *t the seat of con
flagration your representative found a barn
and warehouse belonging to the Empire Lum
ber company adjoining wrapped in flames.
The contents of ths barn consisted of an im
mense lot of irflimmable matter, partly con
sisting of dry debris in the snaps of straw,
bay uud oil ani belonging generally to a stock
of dru^B. Tae flaasi soon cjmrauni^dted to
the Pioneer block, valued at $25,0W), owned
respectively by the Empire Lumber company,
'f Uo. Hoffmann and A. L Dodge, tbe invest
ments being equally divided.
The Pioneer block was seemingly sa'e, but
finally succumbed to the flames. On the east
ern part of the first floor wa3 A. Einnear's
drug store, whoso loss on stock was $4,500;
insured for $4,000. L >;s on barn $250.
Iheo. Hofftnan occupied the wost end of tht
building for general merchandise. Lost on
stock 13,600, covered by an insurance of 61.
Mr. Hoffman'* loss on one-third of the
Pioneer block is $7,000; insured for $3,000.
The Piomer block was a handsome three
story building always by its Isolated situa
tion considerf d f rt< from fire. »t wae the
business block of tbe west side center, and
to-Light scarcely any of tbe walls are remain*
ing. Tbe Eujpire block occupied the center
iortion of tue building with a new and corn-
olcte store of general merchandise just re
ceived from eastern markets. The Empire
Their good j were new throughout, and they
were receiving a large and Increasing trade
from all points of the city.
Mr. Me Master informs your representative
that the total loss of goods in the main store
will not be leas than $25,0,0, which is covered
by an insurance of $i 5,000.
The clothing department af this store was
removed a few days ago to a block opposite,
nearly all of which was destroyed. Its valua
tion was $8,000; partially insured in the risk
of the main firm. The Kleiner block, locat
ed directly opposite the Pioneer block, was
totally destroyed. Not a vestige save the
foundation is left where it formerly stood.
Mr. Kleiner estimates his loss on the build
ing at $9,00 ; insured for $2,&00; and it is the
last one in ll#city, from its isolated position,
that world be likely to take fire.
At 4 o'clock the fire commenced to gain on
alt the efforts made to control it, and soon
swept from Fourth to Fifth avenue, along Wa
ter street: the buildings destroyed were most
ly saloons, except the hardware fctore of Carl
sou Bros., Union hou-e and the building of
fire engine company Ho. 2. While tin.' men of
the latter company were hard at work their
building was entirely destroyed.
From the corner of F.fih avenue the fire
swept, by change of wind, to a point north
ward, involving three more blocks in ruins. -
The buildings destroyed were of a substan
tial character, generally erected by men or by
the labor of families who intended to occupy
them as p^rniiinen' homes. No less than
seventy-five families have been thrown out of
harass by this unexpected disaster. Sixty
three dwellints are consumed, many of them
containing from two to time families. '"■> " *
Those who have no friends to shelter them
are camping out until something better awaits
The total loss of property destroyed will
not be less than $225,000 to $250,000.
The seem presents a decidedly desolate ap
pearance. The aivhas lazed the West side
to an extent' that strikes terror to property
holders in that particular part of the city.
It will be tha means of making a new era In
this crowing cry of Eau Clu're »nd doubtful
it. Is if ibo west title will ever erect such tub
stantial buildings as the has Just lost.
List but, not kv.st the sprigtitly Leader pub
lishtLg company lost their total fixtures,
which will be replaced to morrow from St.
P'iul. In endeavors to 9-tve the effects after
being supposed to lie deposited in a 6afe place
they wsrs consumed, but tho latter sheet will
be on its legi again to morrow. %,\V> :>
tJC'IHE! 1 . 11FPORT.
MiLTTAtrKKH, April Bin 111 from Eau Claire
arc lute, »1 la excitement, and as yet it is impossible
to g t particulars of individual losbps and insurances.*
The Cro his bnrnod four blocks on the v et>t side of
the river, t*»liw thebasines* Dortinn, ai>di* now, at
niidui^iit. burning d«ei;h>.s, but it is believed to be
partially und.tr control. lbs locs will eiceea $J6o.*
THE GLOBE HOROSCOPE.
An It Oasts Its Light on the Chicago Mar
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, April 24.— We11, I'm better now;
ain't you? But Saturday was a terror to the
long*, wasn't it? Today matters braced up
considerably, for although the market opened
quiet, there were strong parties who wanted
the wheat, and although off rings were large
they were quickly taken, ana the close was
i-troDR at the highest notch of the day. The
curb for M-vis II Hi% But it was down as
low as $1 29$f I think Pete and hid pals were
: C -rn was again Jumned on by the b?irs,
owing to the larger receipts and floe weather,
but it closed strong at the advance. I think
the bottom has btcn touched, and as the deacon
is stili the power behind the throne, look for. f
higher prices. PhUpujs May will go to 90
cei>tt<,arid I most sincerely hope that it will.
Provisions opened weak, but braced up and
closed strong. %
Tbe Firs Record.
Euzabeth, N. J , April 34.— The Bowlder
Fertilizer work was damaged by fire this
morning $1(0 000. Insured.
Williamspobt, Pa., April 34—VcCul
lough's tauuery at Sdlli-dasburg, burned yee
terday Los* $75,000; insured for $15,000.
Nobwat, Me., April 24 —Hathaway block,
Muouic block, Coles' cardlning mill and
Cummmgs' pancake shop burned this morn
ing. The fire is still raging. The loss will
Franklin, Ind, April 24— The Franklin
hotel and Op^ra house building burned this
morning. Loss $2u,(K10. Insurance $3,000.
All mineral ores critically examined and
carefully assay; d. Leave all orders at H.
Smith's, manufacturer of jewe'ry, 317 Waba
shaw street. T. M. Newson.
The extraordinary demand for our Boys'
Knock About Suit* at $5, h is caused us to lay
in the third lot this season, which arrived
jesterday. These suits are all the name im
plies, and b»)s can knock about in them as
touch as ■ they please- wl> bout" doing them
much damage. They are all-wool, have our
C-ivalrv Knre, and are. the best suit for the
price ever manufactured.: Ask for the Knock
Aiour, :at the Boston one- pi ice - Clothing
Hume, corner of Tnird and Robert stieet, St,
v!. .: ■ : •-•.-•'■■- :.•■-- .-•■■-■ ■•■•,■ ■•■- -■•■.--■".
! *:IN!SGER-Inlh!8-Hy.onthe23rd of April,
lfcs&tf, Cathi-rme K M relict of ihe late John
NiuiDger, E«q , ngcii 56 years.
Funeral froai Chrut church at 2:30 p. m.
Tuesday, 35th inst. Friends are invited to at