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ST. PAUL, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28. 1883.__
Tke House literally "went through" the
railroad bills yesterday. If there was
any doubt before it can now be put down
as Bet-tied that there will be no railroad leg
To-mobbow night closes the time allowed
by law for the passage of bills by the Leg
islature. In view of the protracted Sena
torial contest the work is farther advanced
than would have naturally been expected.
A watbb famine is threatened in Mil
waukee. It does not disturb the people
much, however; as the brewery vaults are
well stocked with an excellent quality of
lager. The only fear is that a fire will
break out, and the beer is too precious to
be available for quenching it.
The reception to the state officers and
members of the legislature given by the
citizens of St. Paul at the Merchants hotel
this evening will be an entertaining affair.
The arrangements are excellent, and as the
spread is in charge of Col. Allen there is
no doubt of its being a great success.
T he more Reerdel is forced to tell of his
part in the star route conspiracy, the worse
does he become involved. His evidence
yesterday was far more damaging to
himself than to the defendants. It ap
pears that he was engaged in a conspiracy
o betray his be seriates while he was draw
ing money from their plunder, and was in
every respect unworthy of trust even in
The substitute for Senator Rice's bill
relating to liquor licenses is in the main a
good measure, and should be passed by
the legislature. The chief objection is
that the limit of the license fee is too low.
If amended so as to forbid the granting of
a license for a less sum than three hundred
dollars, it would have the effect of killing
off the low doggeries that are a curse to
all communities, and tend largely towards
decreasing the consumption of intoxicat
Senatob Ingalls, in the course of yes
terday's debate on the appointment of a
conference committee on the tariff and
tax bill, succeeded in showing that the
matter was all cat and dried. He called
attention to the fact that the names of the
committee had been in the president's
hands for some time, and named the sena
tors in open senate, prior to their being
named from the chair. It was not a very
courteous thing to do, but it shows the
public how their interests are being be
trayed on every hand.
These are symptoms of a revolt in the
Irish parliamentary party against the lead
ership of Parnell. He may not be the ablest
man for the position he holds, but he is in
many respects the safest, not being so
easily swayed by the passions of the mo
ment as many others. The position of
a leader of that party is, however, a thank
less one, and Parnell may be glad to be
rid of it. While all the members are
agreed upon the objects to be sought, no
two of them aro agreed as to the means of
of attaining their ends.
Senatob Davis yesterday announced to
the senate that he would, at noon on the
.Id of March, resign the office of president
pro tempore of the senate. This will en
able that body to choose a successor before
adjournment, who. in the event of the
death of President Arthur, would become
acting president of the United State.?. It
seems likely that the choice will fall upon
Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, a man
against whom there are, perhaps, as few
objections as against any man in his
party. This action on the part of Judge
Davis removes all necessity for an extra
session of the new senate.
THE TARIFF HU3IRVG.
The senate tax and tariff bill has
already gone to a conference com
mittee, where some sort of a measure ac
ceptable to the iron and steel and the sugar
interests will be patched up hurriedly, re
ported to the two houses and passed. The
Republicans of the house yesterday, obedi
ent to the crack of the party whip, came
forward and voted in favor of amending
the rules so as to vote in favor of non-con
curring in the senate bill and referring it
to a committee of conference without
voting upon the bill as a whole or upon any
of its provisions— proceeding wholly un
precedented in the history of any legisla
tive body, and taken in the interest of the
monopolies likely to be affected by the bill.
The senate bill as passed by that body is
much preferable to the house bill as far as
it was completed. It reduces the taxes to
the extent ef nearly fifty millions of dol
lars, and is not as distinctively a protec
tive measure as the house bill. The tariff
on iron especially is reduced, though not
to as great an extent as the people desire,
and for this reason it is obnoxious to such
men as Kelly, Randall, and their eastern
associates. It also removes the taxes from
other articles of manufacture, the produ
cers of which desire continued protection,
and all influences have combined to defeat
it. The most expeditious means of se
curing this end is to place it in the hands
of a committee of the friends of protec
tion, who will restore the old rates or per
haps increase them. In its amended form
it will be submitted to the two houses
without an opportunity to change it in any
essential particular, and perhaps be
strangled. If passed it will afford
little or no relief to the taxpayers, while it
will still enable the manufacturers to con
tinue the robbery of consumers ad libitum.
Whether it passes or not no relief need be
expected From it, while in a measure pre
pared Lin redly as this must be, we may
8 if ely I*'-, for gross errors and inaccura
ci s fa . i will cause no end of trouble.
□Tne conference committee appointed
shows that the protectionists have the whip
row, and propose to have the bill doc'ored
to suit them or else drugged to death. ; On i
the part of the senate Messrs. Morrill.
Sherman, Aldrich, Bayard and Beck aro
appointed, and on the part of the house
Messrs. Kelly, -McKinley, Haskell, Ran
dall and Carlisle. Morrill, Aldrich, Bay
ard, Kelly, McKinley and Randall are
high protectionists, while the remainder
of tho members havo some special inter
ests they are looking after. Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Kentucky have each two repre
sentatives on the committee. While Beck
and Carlisle are nominally free traders,
they will see to it that southern interests
are cared for in whatever measure may be
agreed upon. The committee is completely
in the hands of the protectionists, and
will be used to further their schemes of
It is very evident that the country need
hope for no reduction of taxation from
the present congress. A great pretense
has been made of a desire to lessen the
burdens of tho people, but the shallowness
and insincerity of this pretense has been
repeatedly shown. The representatives of
the people have proved false to their trust
where faithfulness was most required, and
it is well that a majority of then, have
been repudiated so emphatically by their
THE GOVERNOR'S APPOINTMENTS.
The appointment of Col. W. S. King as
surveyor-general of logs and lumber, made
by Gov. Hubbard yesterday, was a good
one and highly appropriate. Mr. King
has done much to develop the State, and
when anything of public interest is to be
done, his own interests are set entirely
aside. Having labored for others the
greater portion of his life, it is only fair
that he should now have some recognition
The reappointment of A. R. McGill as
insurance commissioner, was creditable to
the governor. Mr. .McGill has made an
excellent officer. In fact he has made the
office all that it is in Minnesota, and by his
intelligent management has relieved the
State from wild cat insurance. He is
recognized in insurance circles in the east
as one of the best commissioners in the
After the covert attack of the Pioneer
Press yesterday morning upon the office of
inspector of oils it became settled that
Capt. H. A. Castle of the Dispatch, would
be the appointee. He was promptly con
firmed and now enjoys the fattest office in
The other selections are cheifly re-ap
appointments and will give, in the main,
satisfaction to the public.
COL. KING'S HUG EST JOKE .
Col. King favors us with a second epistle
this morning. Like all of Mr. King's let
ters it is interesting reading, but it gives the
distinguished rascals of the Pioneer Press
altogether too much credit. It makes
them out more virtuous than they claim to
be themselves. To assume that the precious
pair of harpies who conduct the P. P. would
sacrifice a dollar for St. Paul, as against
Minneapolis, is almost as absurd a conceit
as Col. King could have devised. That
paper is most notoriously treacherous to
St. Paul in order to secure advertising and
subscribers at Minneapolis. The idea that
they would sacrifice $-40,000 to display
loyalty to St. Paul is the hugest joke Col.
King ever attempted. It is immensely
tunny and will provoko the
risibles of every reader.
The more the Colonel writes the worse
the plight of the professional blackmail
ers. He had better give up the job. They
are incorrigible and entitled to no consid
eration. The Globe once attempted to
imagine they were civilized beings, but it
was too big a stretch. The Colonel cannot
save them from their merited infamy by
specious argument. It is impossible to
make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
Tho blackmailers should be allowed to
wallow in their mire.
A PLEA FOR PARDON.
Col. Reynolds, the Defaulting Pension
Agent, in Desperate Straits and Asking
Pardon for His Crime.
1 Special Telegram to the Globe. I
Madison, Wis., Feb. 27.—Col. Thcs.
Reynolds was arrested for forging pension
certificates, the government attached all
of his property to secure the losses
incurred by the alleged forgeries
aggregating $5,400. The result has
been that the colonel was made to collect
any rents or get hold any money whatever,
and for some months past has been wholly
dependent upon the charity of his friends.
A petition to the attorney general is now
in circulation, asking that official to re
lease the colonel's property, except so
much as is actually necessary to protect
the government from the loss of the $5,400.
The petition is virtually a confession
of guilt, and is so understood by
everybody, his attorneys making no
pretense to the contrary. It relates Col.
Reynold's brilliant career in the army,
and is skillfully and eloquently drawn by
Col. Wm. F. Vilas, who has personally
solicited almost all the signatures obtain
ed; being aided as to the others by the
local postmaster, Gen. George E. Bryant,
all of the supreme court judges and state
officers, nearly all of the members of the
legislature, the entire Wisconsin delega
tion in congress, and a large number of
prominent citizens of the state and business
men in the city, have subscribed to the pa
per. It is generally understood that it is
a preliminary step to proceedings that will
eventuate in a complete pardon for Col.
Reynolds. His chief adviser, Col. Vilas,
declares that he will spend every cent of
his fortune, if necessary, to prevent his
client from going to prison. Gov. Rusk
and old veterns here are also keen in their
sympathies for Reynolds and desirous of
shielding him so far as lies in their power,
for the ex-pension agent was one of the
most gallant of Wisconsin's warriors in
the late rebellion, and had a leg shattered
on a Southern battle field.
Threatened Water Famine in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Feb. 27.Great consterna
tion prevails on account of a threatening
water famine. The inlet of the water
works is clogged up by ice, and the reser
voir contains only half a million of gal
lons, barely sufficient to supply the aver
age consumption for half a day. The
water works were stopped from midnight
until this evening, when the pumps were
started again, but no water flows. In case
of fire the city would be in sore distress.
The usual supply was just, sufficient to
cover the average consumption, and a bill,
is now pending before the legislature, au
thor!/.- the city to issue $500,000 addi
tional water bonds.
pSflMkU-Pox iu Illinois.
Rpbingpikld, 111., Feb.27. —Advices from
Hamilton county concerning the outbreak
of small-pox at Piopolis state that the
'■oard of health is vigorously enforcing the
rules and ro^t.iations, and is sanguine of
i-o (fining the disease to those first attacked,
Up to date there have been six cases t-nd
■j. c death.
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Yesterday's Markets Stronger en?
WHEAT a-iM) COBS ' ADVANCE.
Other Cereals in Sympathy— Pork and
THE STOCK MARKETS FIRMER.
Improved Railway Earnings Have a
Tendency To Lift Prices.
I Special Telegram to the Globe.1
Chicago, Feb. 27. —A better feeling was
manifested on 'change to-day than has
been shown for quite a period. Wheat,
which opened weak and lower, rallied, and
ended the day at a fractional advance over
yesterday. Corn and oats were doing
better than wheat, while provisions were
active, and pork somewhat higher. The
improvement in prices was not great in
any market, but the feeling was much
stronger, and some confidence was dif
Peter McGeoch, king of the wheat pit,
was on tho floor of the board to-day, with
0. J. Kershaw, for the first time in weeks,
and it was rumored that they meditated
another big deal.
The prices of cash wheat and corn va
ried somewhat to-day, depending upon the
date of the receipts. Receipts dated Feb
ruary 26th, and since, carry into May for
:ic storage. Those dated February 15th to
24th, inclusive, carry into May for Sji'c.
Those dated February Sth to 14th, forjlc.
and all previous to February 4th, which are
classed as winter receipts, cost 4)£c to
carry into May. Buyers generally made
the difference in storage in their purchase
price, which accounted somewhat for the
variable figures. During the trading on
the board there was a better . demand for
wheat and a stronger feeling prevailed.
Early in the day the market was a little
quiet and the feeling unsettled, but later,
influenced by an urgent demand largely to
fill Eastern orders, the feeling became
stronger and prices were advanced lc.
The inside prices were about )^c below the
closing figures on 'change yesterday. Par
ties who had sold yesterday quite freely
were covering to-day. which assisted the
advancing tendency of prices. The re
ceipts were smaller at 1 o'clock. February
was %c higher than at 1 o'clock yesterday;
March %c higher; April }^c higher; and
May %c higher. There was a brisk de
mand during the afternoon and %c lower
figures were accepted in some instances.
Winter wheat was quiet and steady while
spring was in fair demand and higher.
Flour continues quiet, with the depress
ed grain markets keeping buyers away and
making it difficult to operate or to bring
about sales. The city trade was taking a
limited quantity of tho better family and
bakers' brands, but shippers were having
unfavorable advices or a withdrawal of or
ders, and little could bo done with the
feeling one of weakness as to prices. Rye
and buckwheat flour were dull. Bran and
all mill stuffs were doing well.
There was a better demand for corn and
a good business was transacted. The feel
ing was stronger and prices ruled higher
all around. Trading chiefly speculative,
though shippers also bought fairly, but
discriminated somewhat regarding loca
tion. The firmness was attributed to
smaller receipts and the market also sym
pathized with the advance in wheat. The
offerings were Dot large, and parties who
had sold yesterday were buying to-day and
an advance was noted of 3*j@%c above
opening figures and %c higher for May
than closing figures on 'change yesterday.
No. 2 was in great demand and prices de
pended somewhat upon the date of receipts,
with sales ranging at 5Q%(cC,56%c and
receipts dated Feb. 26th, sold
at 5077' 57 7. as these would
carry at 53} £0-1:57c. Rejected
in fair demand, depending on location.
New mixed in fair request. There was no
material change daring the afternoon.
The oats market was decidedly strong
and prices ranged }4&% c higher than the
closing quotations of yesterday. The
receipts are smaller, other markets better
and shipping grades of sample oats in
good demand and firm, all of which creat
ed a favorable influence over the market
generally. In store No. 2 sold at 40^®
4 T^c for car lots of gilt edge. Receipts
of other grades were not offered. Sample
lots were active and all in good demand
except some of the fewer qualities, and
these were not so readily sold on account
of the high prices asked. Future deliveries
were very strong. Prices advanced %$. %c
and the full advance was maintained.
There was but little disposition to sell.
The feeling was firmer at the
close of the day. The tone of
the rye market was a little stronger
from sympathy, but the demand was light
and prices unchanged. A fair trade in
sample lots of barley was made, but offer
ings were ample and conducive to weak
ness. There was no life in the in store
market. A fair business was reported in
the market for hog products, but the feel
ing was somewhat unsettled and prices
fluctuated considerably, though on the
whole range varying little from those cur
rent yesterday. Speculatois purchased
rather freely and a good business was
transacted in the way of transferring con
tracts ahead. Shipping demand only fair.
Foreign advices were without material
change, and Eastern markets were com
paratively steady. The receipts of product
were few and the shipments not very large.
The inquiry for mess pork was moder
ately active-and the offerings fair. ices
receded 5@10c during the early part of
thi day, but improved again and closed
The demand for lard was fairly active
and the offerings quite free. Prices on the
whole range showed little change. Cash
quiet and steady. On call both lard and
pork were steadier and a shade better prices
were paid for lard.
There was an active market for live hogs
on both packing and shipping account at
an advance of 5 @ 10c. The outside price
paid to-day was $7.G5. The receipts were
[Special Telegram to the Globe. J
New Yobk, Feb. 27.—There was some
good buying of the Wabash properties this
forenoon, which -".a? credited to Mr. Gould-
His friends tiro quite bullish and predict
higher figures for them. Certainly enough
damaging '■-. reports have been
circulated of lato regarding the stocks to
warrant the belief that they are about at
the bottom. An advance in Rock Island
to 122 and much strength in the Vander
bilt's was sufficient to make quite a firm
1 market throughout before the morning
passed, though at times it became very
dull. Omaha preferred was scarce again
and advanced to 108%. Northwestern was
very active during the afternoon on large
buying by a Vanderbilt broker. The earn
ings of the Missouri Pacific system con
tinued to show gains, the third week in
February amounting to $134,000. Wabash
for the same time increased $3S,000 and
Louisville and Nashville . from July 1 to
February 1 $1,157,000. The feeling at tho
end was in favor of further improvements
to-morrow, as the short interest has not
covered yet to any great extent. Mono y
has been easy.
EEEEDKl/S TREASON !
His Confessions Under Cross-Examina
tion Place Rim in a 8>rry Plight — He
Admits having Betrayed His Compan
ions ivh»lo Fattening Upon the Spoils—
Ingersoll's Questions Developing :; Vast
Amount of Treachery.
Washington, Feb. 27.—Col. Ingersoll
continued Reerdels cross-examination in
the star route case this morning. Witness
said the papers stolen from his desk con
la"ned the names, number and present
and prospective pay of each route operat
ed by Dorsey. One of the columns was
headed "T. J. B.," 33% per cent, and the
figures set down in that column repre
sented the percentage of pay upon the
Ingersoll—What was it for?
Ans. — will have to put your client
on the stand to answer that.
Witness did not know, and could only in
fer what it was. Ho never practiced im
itating Dorsey's signature in Kellogg's
presence, nor did ho boast to that gentle
man that he could sign Dorsey's name so
like the original that it was hard to distin
guish the difference. The day after Vaile
testified in the last trial, witness went to
Wm. Lilley, a lawyer, and told him he was
ready to go on the stand for the govern
ment and rebut Vaile's testimony. He also
notified Dorsey of his idea. When witness
got out of jail he went to Lilley, who re
ferred him to Woodward. Witness wrote
out a statement which Woodward
considered incomplete, and promised to
see him at a later date, and in the mean
while witness was to collect his papers.
Lilley told witness he thought ho could get
him off if he went over to the government,
but no government officer ever made any
such promise. Witness again met Wood
ward in November last at Hartford, Conn.,
and made a very full sworn statement.
Woodward paid his expenses.
Witness said he told Blackburn if
the court allowed him four challenges
he would challenge persons to whom
the government objected. He endeavored
to carry out that agreement, to show good
faith towards the government. Ingersoll
asked witness if ho called good faith sit
ting with a co-defendant and working for
the government. He replied he consid
ered it good faith to the government. In
gersoll inquired of witness if he had not
demanded money or fees of some kind
from the government. He answered that
he had requested an allowance of §5,000
for counsel fees. Witness borrowed $140
from Vailo about a week before he took the
stand. Vaile did not know he was to tes
tify. Reerdel paid. His share from ono
route was to have been $2,000 per annum.
Mr. Davidge moved that the court allow
the defense access to the papers referred
to in the examination of Reerdel, and it
was ordered that that thoy bo deposited with
Mr. Ingersoll asked witness if ho had not
written and published an article in the
Star, intended to lead defendant to be
lieve that he was not going ' on the stand
for the government in this trial.
After several evasive answers witness
finally said it was written only to
throw tho public off the
track. Witness acknowledged having
sent bills to Williams on the 10th of the
present month, requesting him to get $140
from Vaile for him. Speaking
of ; the meeting between Bosler,
Dorsey and Brady at Chamberlain's
ciub house, witness said he did not seo
Brady, but understood they were to meet
him there. He remembered the time (Au
gust, 1880) because Dorsoy gave him a
telegram, not connected with this case, to
send to L. P. Morton. Witness copied the
dispatch, keeping the original for a vouch
er; had the copy now. No effort was made
to bring out its contents by either side.
In reference to that portion of Reerdel's
testimony to-day wherein he said he had
undertaken to challenge jurors at the be
ginning of the trial in the interest of the
government, counsel for the prosecution
declare that they knew nothing of the affair
at that time. Mr. Blackman corroborated
Mr. Merrick said the question of using
Reerdel for the prosecution was a matter
considered by counsel and it was
not until the night before
his appearance as a witness that they de
termined to accept his services. Even
then it was expressly stipuloted that he
must rely solely on the mercy of the court.
Mr. Kerr called attention to the fact
that the prosecution, if so inclined, could
have allowed Reerdel to go on the stand
and nolle pros the case so far as he
(Reerdel) was concerned.
South Bend, Ind., Feb. 27. —Lucries
Clark & Co., paper manufacturers, have
suspended. The firm issued a circular
calling the creditors together, and prom
ising a statement of their assets and lia
bilities Saturday next. The mill at South
Bend is one of the largest in the West. The
firm is heavily interested in paper manu
Chicago, Feb. 27.—The retail dry goods
house of Charles Gossage <fc Co. has been
sold to Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., of Chi
cago, for $1,000,000. Chas. Gossage, the
founder of the firm, died recently.
Pobtsmouth, N. H., Feb. 27.Joshua
Rolles, of Ossipee, an extensive lumber
dealer and hotel proprietor, has failed.
Liabilities from $40,000 to $50,000.
Chicago, Feb. 27. - Private dispatches
from Springfield, 111., announce the failure
of A. H. Fisher, wholesale jewelry, who has
made an assignment and confessed judg
ment in favor of the State National bank
for $20,000. His assets are $10,000; liabil
ities, $70,000. Of the amount if 10,000 are
Chicago, Feb. 27. —Paul D. Haywood,
paper dealer, assigned to-day. His liabil
ities are $30,000; assets, nominally the
same. This failure is the result of the
failure of the South Bend and Mishawaka,
Tnd., paper mills.
Jebsey City, Feb. 27.The experts' ex
amination of the Fifth Ward Savings
bank, ruined by the embezzlement of
President Boyce, is completed, and a de
ficiency of $9,730, found in the accounts
kept by Robt. Z. Cook, who wa3 arrested,
i jailed and confessed.
THE FAMILIES OF MEMBERS PRE
PARING TO START FOR HOME.
Vice President Davis' Resignation Thought
to Dispel Danger of an Extra Session—
Tlie First Meeting of the Conference
Committee on the Turin* and Tax Rill -A
Large Number of Nominations and Con
I Special Telegram to tho Globe.]
Washington, Fob. 27. — families of
many of the members are making active
preparations for leaving for home as soon
as the session ends. Indeed some of them,
unable to delay until the gavel falls, have
already left to pave the way for the - hus
band and father after the session ends.
There is little doing in society here now,
and as Washington is not especially at?
tractive in this sort of weather, they are
willing to accept almost anything for a
It is understood that an agreement has
been reached between tho iron and wool
men of Ohio and Pennsylvania and other
supporters of the tariff bill, by which tho
conference committee will grant them sat
' In his canvass for for the secretary
ship of the senate, Editor Gorham
puts in all his spare time arguing
for an extra session. He announces this
morning that "Judge Davis does not retire
from the senate on the 4th of March, but
on the 5th, for the simple reason that the
4th being Sunday will not be a legislative
day. The day which commences on Sat
urday the 3d will continue until Monday
the 5th, at 12 o'clock." While it is true
that there can be no extra session on the
Sth of March, or any other time unless the
president convenes it, there can be an extra
session called at which a president pro
tem. can be chosen. The Republicans will
be one short by reason of the vacancy
from New Hampshire, but that would not
affect the result as the Republicans and re
adjusters would be in the majority despite
any possible contingency other, than death.
Thus, leaving out the senators from Michi
gan and New Hampshire, there would be
soventy-f our members, of which the thirty
six Republicans and two Virginians would
be a majority, with either one
fully represented. The thirty-seven
Republicans and two Virginians would be
a majority, and with Michigan Democrat
ic, the result would be unchanged. Not
withstanding these very positive state
ments, the best judgment of posted men
is that no good reason for a special session
of the senate has yet been made. The sen
ate holds executive sessions nearly every
day now, and the president's nominations
are prom ply acted upon. The president is
apparently endeavoring to avoid an extra
session by making all his appointments
where vacancies exist, before the close of
the regular session.
It is how believed to be absolutely set
tled that there will be no extra session.
Acting Vice President Davis disposed of
the matter by notifying the senate that he
would resign the position ot president pro
tem. on Saturday at 3 p. m. The only rea
son that Judge Davis assigned for the step
is that he] believed the exigencies of the
public service demand it. Senator Ed
munds will without doubt be elected as
Judge Davis' successor, and become acting
[Western Associated Press.]
Washington, Feb. 27.It is believed the
announcement by Judge Davis that he will
resign the office of president of the senate
at noon Saturday next was prompted by
information from President .Arthur that he
does not intend to convene the senate in
special session on the 5th of March. It
is understood the Democratic senators
will offer no opposition to the prompt
election of a Republican senator as pro
tempore. Anthony, who filled this posi
tion from 1800 to 1873, and who
was the choice of the Republican caucus
in 1881, will not be eligible for election to
hold the place during the coming 'recess,
as his present term will expire with the
legislative day of March 3, and he cannot
be -sworn in again till the next meeting of
the senate. Although no caucus has yet
been taken on the subject, indications are
that Mr. Edmunds will be chosen president
pro tem. and the other officers of the senate
will hold their positions until December.
IHE ANNAPOLIS MEETING.
Secretary Chandler has approved the
action taken by Capt. Ramsay in the recent
troubles with cadets at the Annapolis
Naval academy. Capt. Ramsey submitted
the names of three cadets who declined to
apologize for their conduct to the secre
tary, who referred the matter back to Capt.
Ramsay, giving him authority to exercise
any further discipline necessary.
The house committee on commerce in
definitely postponed the bill abolishing
compulsory pi 1 otsge, and authorizing the
construction of a pontoon bridge at Du
buque It was adversely reported from
There are fifty-two bills left unreported
by the house committee on military af
fairs, the most notable of which are the
Grant retirement bill and the house bill to
restore General Fitz John Porter.
THE MEXICAN TBEATY.
The senate in executive session decided
to postpone consideration of the Mexican
commercial treaty till next December.
In the house to-day, Haskell, speaking
to a point of order, began his remarks by
the statement that the house tariff bill was
dead —killed by delay and obstruction.
The speaker said he desired to hear argu
ment on the point of order. Haskell
spoke briefly, and then said he would yield
his time to McKinley, but the speaker held
that time could not be so yielded,
and recognized Mr. Ham
mond. This immediately brought up
Haskell with a question of personal privi
lege that he was deprived of his right on
the floor under the parliamentary law of
the house. The speaker said Haskell's
right to debate was not infringed, bat the
latter insisted upon the question of privi
lege. The speaker announced that the
chair would assert its own right to respect
in the conduct" of debate.and recognized the
gentleman from Georgia. The speaker's
action elicited applause from the Demo
THE SENATE'S EXECUTIVE SESSION.
The senate devoted four hours this after
noon to the consideration of executive
business. The proposed commercial treaty
with Mexico was first taken up, and with
out discussion, a motion to postpone its
further consideration- till next December
was carried. The treaty with Mexico pro
viding for the retrial of the Weel and La-
Aba claims, was similarly disposed
of, after which the senate took up a long
list •-; of nominations,:;" reported from
the committees. Several met with some op
position, but not of serious character.
When the nomination of Foster, to be'
minister of Spain was reached. Mr. Voor
hees made a speech in opposition to its
confirmation, or rather an explanation of
his opposition, and Harrison, in reply,
justified Foster's election. No other sena
tors took part in the discussion, however,
and tho nomination was confirmed without
division. : ,<.**•*'. "
; VAILE EN BOUTE TO WASHINGTON.
Mr. Henkle, counsel for Vaile in the
star route case, says he has received tele
grams from that gentleman indicating
that he is now on his way to Washi ngton.
THE PUBLIC PAINTING QUESTION. ';'-',
Yesterday and to-day the halls and lobby
surrounding the senate chamber have been
filled with workmen from the government
printing office, endeavoring to defeat the
amendment proposed by Mr. Anthony to
the sundry civil bills, directing the
public printer to employ workmen
at the market rates in Philadelphia,
Baltimore and Richmond. Judging by
Monday's debate it is thought likely that
the Anthony amendment, or one more
stringent, will be adopted, in order to
bring tho office down to a business basis,
and give many capable printers and
binders, not members of unions an, oppor
tunity to share the employment afforded
by this great publishing institution.
Martin Parry Kennard, assistant United
States treasurer at Boston. Registers of
land offices —Chester B. DarralJ, New Or
leans; Charles G. Williams, Watertown,
Dak.; Homer L. Pound, Harley, Idaho;
Joseph Jargensen, Walla Walla, W. T.-
Daniel H. Freeman, St. Cloud, Minn.;
Mont Gringager, Worthington, Minn.; E.
L. Smith, Dalles, Ore. Receivers of public
moneys—E. C. Geary, Fargo, Dak.; J. 8,
Waters. Harley, Idaho; F. K. M. Joy, Boze
man, Mont.; A. O. Marsh, Vancouver, W.
T.; John Ulrich, La Crosse, Wis.; John G.
Pillsbury, Oregon City, Ore.;C.Thornbury,
the Dalles agency; D. W. Gooch, pension
agent, Boston; Geo. L. Davenport, Indian
agent of the Sac and Fox agency. Post
masters —D. M. Pitcher, I Oswego, N. Y.;
Jno. -M. Bedford, Buffalo, N. Y.; Geo. C.
McKee, Jackson, Minn.; Edgar Wright,
Gionville, O.; Wm. Hapgood, Warren, O.;
Wm. S. Harlan, Janesville, O.; Francis
McCartney, Angela, Ind.; Sam. M. Robin
son, Crawfordsville, Ind.; G. J. Langsdale,
Greencastle, Ind.; E. B. Frost, Madison
ville. Ky.; Lewis W. Englund, Canton, Mo.;
D. Q. Gale, Washington, Mo.; Thos.
F. Rabley, Ft. Scott, Ks.;
Seth P. Motley, Grand Island, Neb.;
Samuel C. Wingard, associate justice of
the supreme court of Washington territo
ry; John W. Foster, of Indiana, envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipotentiary
to Spain; Weckham Hoffman, minister res
ident and consul general to Denmark; D.
T. Reed, secretary of legation and consul
general to Madrid: S. G. W. Benjamin,
minister resident and consul general to
Teheran, Persia; W. P. Sutton, consul gen
eral to Matamoras; L. H. Foote,
envoy extraordinary and minis
ter plenipotentiary to Corea;
Larne Peck, of New York, United States
consul at Fort Erie, Canada; R. G. Dyren-'
forth, of Illinois, assistant commissioner
ot patents. Indian agents —D. P. Andrews,
Green Bay agency, is.; P. B. Hunt, of
Kentucky, at the Kiowa, Camanche and
Wichita agency, Indian Territory. Post
mastersW. F. Richards, Clarksburg, W.
Va.; Burton S. Williams, Concordia, Ks.:
Wm. E. Dargre, Oakland, Cal.; Edward A.
Grant, Fargo, D. T.; Eugene F.
Staver. Reedsburg, Wis.; Amhnrst
F. Graves, Red Wing; John
Beckworth, Des Moines; Theo. R. Burns,
Lyons, la.; Thos. M. Atherton, Osage, la.;
John Taylor, Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Mary A.
Letcher, Nicholas ville, Ky.; James G.
Hatchett, Frankfort, Ky., Jas. C. Evans,
Glasgow, Ky.; D. B. Kelley, Savannah,
Mo.; Jas. Gaster, Galva, III.; Delano Cole,
Marshall, 111.; Jas. W. Templeton Prince
ton, 111.; Chas. L. McCleary, Ciyde,
Ohio; A. B. Smith, Belle view, O.
Martin S. Townsend, of New York, United
States attorney for the northern district
of New York; John Paul, of Virginia,
United States judge for the western dis
trict of Virginia; Edmund Waddel, of Vir
ginia, United States attorney for the east
ern district of Virginia; Peter A. Williams,
of Florida, United States marshal for the
southern district of Florida; James M.
Meek, of Tennessee,United States attorney
for the eastern district of Tennessee; G. N.
Tilman, of Tennessee, United States mar
shal for the middle district of Tennessee;
R. Root, of Iowa, United States marshal
for the southern district ofjlowa; Decinus
S. Wade, of Montana, chief justice of the
supreme court of Montana; Wm. E.
Church, of New Jersey, associate of the
justice of the supreme court of Dakota;
John B. Allis, of Washington territory,
United States attorney for the territory of
Washington. _. '*•-..,
THE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNAL BEVENUE
The conferrees on the internal revenue
bill met to-night and informally discussed
the situation. The meeting of the confer
ence committee will be held to-morrow
morning at 10 o'clock. No programme of
procedure is yet arranged.
THE CHILI-PHBU MEDIATION.
President Arthur to-day transmitted to
the senate a report from the secretary of
state in response to Van Wyck's resolution
inquiring whether the ministers of the
United States had been instructed to in
vite or accept mediation of European
powers in the settlement of diffi
culties between Chili and Peru.
The secretary says he received a
dispatch from Minister Partridge saying
the representatives of Great Britain,
France, Italy and the United States (Ger
many declined to take any part), had con
sidered the subject of the above named
difficulties at an informal meeting at
Partridge's house, and concluded that
each should report to his government his
belief that the only way to bring about a
oessation of hostilities was by an agree
ment to address representations to the
Chilian government expressing the wish
to see peace made on the basis of the ses
sion of Tarapa^a. The ministers further
declared that they considered it their duty
to urge the respective governments
to take the step indicated at once.
Upon receipt of the dispatch, Partridge
was telegraphed by the secretary of state
in substance that the leave of absence he
had requested was granted and he was ex
peeted to return to the United States by
the first steamer. He was further informed
that the action set forth in his dispatch,
having been taken by him without author
ity, was disapproved, and he was directed
to so inform those of his colleagues,' who
had acted with him. A telegram was at
the same time cent the ministers of the
United States in London, Paris, and Rome,
informing them that Partridge had joined
with the representatives of Great Britain,
France, and Italy, in recommendations to
their respective governments to intervene
in the Chili-Peru difficulties, and instruct
ing them to inform the governments to
which they are respectively accredited that
this action was taken by Partridge with
out authority, and has not been approved.
Roller Skating Rink.
Philadelphia li'lo^rap.i s piotest
against the reduction of the duty oa litho- j
graphic plates. »
THE OLD «0.
THE PITIABLE CONDITION OF THE
POOR IX THE WEST OF IRELAND.
Subsisting: on Sea Weed for Their Prin
cipal Meal—Comments of the London
Press on .tin Irish Situation—Symptoms
of Revolt aVjMi.st Parnell's Leadership—
Bomb-Throwing" in Rome—The French
DuBLiN,Feb. 27.— Freeman's Journal
publishes a letter from Brennan, who was
mentioned by the informer Carey in his
testimony. The letter is dated London,
Feb. 23. Brennan neither admits nor de
nies that he once belonged to the Irish Re
publican brotherhood, but says the British
government is not able to charge him with
any extraditable offense. If it needs him
it need not apply to the American govern
ment for him.
London, Feb. 27. —Accounts from dis
trict Geveedore, county Donegal, in the
northwestern part of Ireland, indicate that
the condition of the people is most dis
tressing. The medical officer of the dis
trict leports children much emaciated in
consequence of the scarcity of diet and the
general use of seaweed as the principal
meal. . Sick persons are in almost every
houso owing to the '.van: of ( food.
Dublin, Feb. 27.—Another bailiff of
Lord Ardilauns, named Flynn, was at
tacked and left for dead near Clonbur,
county Mayo. ' •
Three members of the Joyce family,
witnesses in the Maamtrasna trial, while
protected by five policemen, wero a.tjicked
in a public house at Churohneld. The
police's firearms were taken and used on
the Joyces. One was badly wounded.
London, Feb. 27.—In the commons the
chief secretary for Ireland stated that the
government did not intend to release Har
rington, just elected to parliament.
O'Connor offered an amendment to the
reply to the queen's speech, declaring the
distress of Ireland was caused by inade
quate machinery, the land and arrears act,
and that the laws governing parliament
ary and municipal franchises and the con
dition of the local government demand
the argent attention of the legislature.
Trevelyn said that although the govern
ment had no large measure concerning the
government of Ireland to introduce this
year, they intended to bring forward sev
eral useful measures with regard to the
distress there. The truth was the holdings
in West Ireland were too small. People
could not live without getting into debt.
The question was whether by giving extra
ordinary relief the government could
stay emigration, which the poor were not
adverse to, and merely postpone the evil
Dublin, Feb. 27. —It is believed that the
United Statas government will refuse the
demand for the extradition of Sheridan.
London, Feb. 27. —The Times says: It
is probable that if Northcote's motion in
regard to the Kilmainham treaty is de
layed, that a similar proposal will be in
troduced in the house of lords. The opin
ion of the Conservatives of both houses is
that in view of the state of affairs in Ireland,
no useful purpose will observed by an inqui
ry into tho subject after the lapse of the
year. -777 -77'
The Times says further: The report re
garding the extradition of Sheridan has
caused a commotion in land league circles.
Irish members of parliament, however, de
clare that if Sheridan is brought to Ireland
he will be able to up e Carey's testimony.
London, Feb. 27. —No meeting of Par
nellites was hold Monday owing to danger
ous symptoms of revolt against Parnell's
leadership. His following is now reduced
one-half. Dawson and Graw and other
well-known members who usually follow
Parnellj have not appeared at Wet tmins
ter this session.
Pauls, Feb. 27. —The cabinet resolved to
accept the proposal made by Rocho in the
chamber of deputies by which municipali
ties are to be relieved from legal obliga
tion, meaning the expenses of worship
which are not covered by collections. The
deficit which has hitherto fallen upon mu
nicipalities has been 20,000,000 francs
yearly. The proposal does not affect sti
pends payable by the state.
Pabis, Feb. 27. — A memorial signed by
many scientists and authors has been sent
to President Grevy asking the release
from prison of Prince Krapotkine,the an
archist, as they say he is the only person
capable of making complete researches of
Russian geography. Another reason for
the request is the precarious condition of
the prince's health.
Pabis, Feb. 27.—Frank Byrne, implicated
by Informer Carey, in the assassinations
in Ireland, has been arrested, but denies
any political relations with Carey. The
minister of the interior will consider if
the case is one of extradition.
Pabis, Feb. 27.—Gladstone called on
President Grevy and Ciemenceau, radical
leader, returned the visit.
Rome, Feb. 27.—A paper bomb, charged
with powder, was thrown into the conrt
yard of the residence of the Austrian am
bassador, and two simalar petards were
thrown at the same time, one before the
Austrian embassy to the Vatican and the
other in front of the royal palace Qoirinal.
No one was injured.
Roue, Feb. —The Pope . yesterday
receiving a deputation of clergymen from
Mexico, praised the piety of that country
and said he felt sure its rnlers in their own
interest would renew relations with the
Rome, Feb. —The answer of the Em
peror William to the second letter of tha
pope asks for the precise limits of the de
mands of the Vatican.
St. Petebsbubg, Feb. 27.—The minister
of war has-issued an order prohibiting all
connection with the press of persons serv
ing the army or its departments.
Mabbid, Feb. 27.—-In the senate yester
day the Marquis de la Vega de Armigo,
minister of foreign affairs, denied that
negotiations are proceeding for the sale of
Copenhagen, Feb. 27. —The Folkething
decided to appoint a committee to investi
gate and report upon the position, under
existing treaties, of Danish subjects
London, Feb. 27.—A dispatch from
Durban says: It is reported the Boers de
feated Chief Mapoch and captured Chief
The crown prince, Frederick William, of
Germany, has been gazetted knight of the
grand cross of the order of the Bath.
Catania, Feb, 27. Popular ferment has
resulted from an alteration of the railway
tariff affecting the sulphur trade. The sit
nation i.3 becoming grave. Two men-of
war and a regiment of troops arrived to
maintain order. Many persons were ar
rested, including several of importance.
Tintah, Egypt, Feb. 27.—Thirty-five Be
douin chiefs have been summoned to wit
ness the hanging to-morrow of five mur
derers of Prof. Palmer and party.
Troops will be in readiness in case of ne