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DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN.
Office Chif.f Sign-aj. Officep., )
Washington, D. C, Feb. 20, 9:56 p. m. f
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations named.
UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 29.94 8 NW Lt Snow
La Crosse 29.78 25 S Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 30.31 -14 NW Clear
Ft. Garry 30.10 -10 SW Clear
Minnedosa 30.16 -20 NW Clear
Moorhead 30.19 -15 N Clear
Quapelle 30.18 -16 8W Clear
St. Vincent 30.15 -12 SW Clear
NORTHERN BOCK* MOUNTAIN- SLOT-E.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Assinuboine.3o.lB -4 SW Clear
Ft. Custer 30.21 -14 E Clear
Helena, M. T...30.14 28 W Clear
Huron, D. T 30.31 -8 NW Clear
Medicine Hat...30.12 -0 S Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 30.03 -3 Calm Fair
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
30.007 2.0 -1.3 SE Cldy Sno'y
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .04, max
imum thermometer, 12.0; minimum thermom
eter, -14.5: daily range, 26.5.
- Below zero.
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signai Corps, U. S. A.
Washtncton, Feb. 21,1 a. m.—lndications for
upper Mississippi: Fair weather in southern
portions, partly cloudy weather and light snow
in northern portions; wind shifting to southwest
and northwest, followed by rising barometer, and
falling temperature, Missouri valley: Generally
tolder fair weather, variable winds, mostly
north to west; higher barometer and rising
temperature in northern portion by Friday
The grain and produce market here was dull
and inactive with values unchanged. At Mil
waukee wheat declined lj|c, 1 1/ 2 below Tuesday's
closing. At Chicaco the grain market and pro-
Visions In sympathy was depressed and weak.
Wheat closed l%c, 1% lower than Tuesday;
Corn was %c, 7« lower, and oats %c,
lie off Tuesday's close. Pork suf
ffered another fall of 20c. Money
Was unchanged at Wall street: Government and
state bonds showed no new feature. Railroid
and other stocks were strong and generally high
er. Canadian Pacific advanced I}i per cent., Dela
ware & Lackawanna \ r;' c , Philadelphia & Reading
1%, Danville 1, West Point land Manitoba \\i
higher than Tuesday's close. Mining shares were
generally firm and a moderate business was
transacted in the morning, but the market closed
dull and heavy.
The Globe has presented some account of
abirth-day dinuer given in honor of the dis
tinguished New York lawyer, David Dudley
Field, at the residence of his brother in
Washington, Justice Field of the United
States Supreme Court. It was the 79th
birth-day of Mr. Field, who affords a remark
able instance of the retention of mental and
physical vigor in advanced age. It has been
and still is, the practice of Mr. Field to walk
to and from his office, and to take active
open air exercise, and to this is largely at
tributed his vigor and health in extreme old
age. But he came from a long-lived ances
try. He was born in Stockbrldge, Berkshire
county, Massachusetts. His father, the Rev.
David Field, D. D., was an octogenarian
when he died.
THE COLORED MAN IN POLITICS.
The Chicago Tribune is thrown into violent
tremors by the report that the matter of put
ting a colored Presidential ticket in the field,
to the late subject race, is under serious con
sideration. The Tribune rehearses,, with an
unction that fairly overslaughs "the bloody
shirt" business, the eternal, unextinguishable
obligation of the colored race to the Repub
lican party, not only for past fa
vors, but for present benefits. The fact that
intelligent colored men are discussing the
propriety of putting in nomination a man of
their own color for President, shows their
lack of respect for the Republican party, and
that its perfidious official treatment of colored
men, is well understood by them. The
distress of the Tribune over
this matter is ludicrous. It sees
in the nomination of a third (colored) ticket,
an absorption of a large portion of the color
ed vote, relied upon by the republicans, and
which they can illy afford to spare. The re
publican party cannot much longer hold the
£x-bondsmen as political serfs. Many of
them are declaring for the Democratic party
and its principles, while still larger numbers
are seeking a way to slip the republican
collar, and strike out for manly independ
ence in political action.
DORSET'S FINE ITALIAN HAND.
Dorsey is in Washington. He has left his
ranch in New Mexico to which he retired im
fnediately upon the close of his trial. His
appearance at the capital awakens interest
and speculation. He is evidently still on
deck, and regarded as a power in politics.
TJie various Republican factions, aspirants
and their friends, are paying assiduous
court to him. The head of ihe
government that so savagely
prosecuted, if it did not persecute him, is in
a sort of fidgety, nervous state, and is anxi
ous to conciliate him, as he has the half
Dreed leading in New York. The intense
anxiety of Arthur and his friends to secure a
denomination has cropped out as never be
fore, since Dorsey's arrival in Washington.
It is reported that he has been invited to the
■White house. That may be doubted, but it
is undoubtedly true that an inti
mate friend of Arthur did call on Dorsey,
and in the course of the conversation said:
"Supposing the President were to call upon you,
Jfr. Dorsey, would you have any objection to
Buch a reconciliation?"
"If Mr. Arthur should send np his card to me,,'
savagely retorted Mr. Dorsey. "I would Send
w*brd down that 1 was engaged. I would hot see
$nuB Arthur is willing to get down on his
marrow bones Before the man that he and
his absurd attorney general, tried to send to
the penitentiary. Dorsey spurns hiiQ| and
is bent on revenge. Can the President by any
means placate this star route prince? We
Ehall see. As the case now stands Dorsey
leans toward Logan, deeming him the best
instrument to be used to upset the machina
tions of Arthur and his henchmen. It is
said Dorsey has plenty of money and nu
merous western friends of powerful Influence,
and that he will go into
the preliminary campaign L foc ail
it is worth to defeat Arthur at Chicago.
Dorsey was the acknowledged leader of the
Republican campaign of 1880, and is still
admitted to be a power worth conciliating
and securing. If Arthur, by the aid of
Brewster, Bliss and his other straps, had
Dorsey safe in the penitentiary, he would
have nothing to fear from him. but now he
must make the best of the situation, buy him
off, if he can, and fight him if
he must. Meanwhile, outsiders
will look upon the adroit posturing of this
happy political family with amusement, if
not with amazement, at the grand and lofty
tumbling of the supple political acrobats In
the Republican ring.
In the vote to censure Gladstone in the house
of commons, the vote of the Irish members
went solidly with the opposition. Despite this
the government was sustained by a very
handsome majority. It will occur to most
people in this country, that the spectacle of
the Irish members voting side by side with
their bitterest enemies, and against the man
who has done more for them than any other
Englishman, living or dead, is a most curious
one, and one which cannot be easily under
stood. This occurrence would almost lead to
the suspicion that the Irish members in par
liament arc acting more as if they are politi
cians than patriots. It may be
that they desired a dissolution of
parliament and a restoration of the
tones to power, with the belief that by such a
course all hope of a gradual reformation of
English rule in Ireland wonld be abandoned,
and a crisis precipitated whose outcome
might be the successful secession of Ireland
from Great Britain. To most people it would
seem as if the dream of an immediate Irish
nationality Is chimerical, and that for the
present Ireland had best take such conces
sions and ameliorations as she can get. This
will not interfere with the final
independence of Ireland; and until
the period of that hoped for
independence shall arrive the suffering Irish
people should not be forced to submit to all
the hardships which they are now enduring.
The liberal party may not be the warm
friend of the Irish, but it is the best friend
they have, and they should not throw it away
until they can get something better to take
THE CENTRAL FIGURE.
The political pot is boiling—Republican,
Presidential possibilities are on the anxious
scat. Their henchmen are alert and anx
ious. Arthur, just now, is developing un
expected strength. He has the advantage of
being in power, and of being the dispenser
of patronage. If he is not a man of first
class ability, if he is, indeed, low in the scale
of statesmanship, he is, nevertheless, a com
petitor for additional Presidential honors,
not to be despised. He is a politician rather
than a statesman. Politics with him and his im
mediate followers Is a profession rather than
an incident of citizenship. He is a machine
boss, and works the machine for all it is
worth. In the role of party machinery, he is
sagacious and adroit. He is in New York
politics a.stalwart of the stalwarts, yet, he has
had the address to conutiiate the half-breeds.
To carry New York in the nominating con
vention, as well as at the election, is with
him a prime necessity; failing in which would
be fatal to his hopes. Senator Miller,
the half-breed boss is conbining with him.
By the way, Senator Miller is not fully ap
preciated. He is under-rated and under
valued by the public. He is a man of much
skill and power, second, perhaps, only to
what Roscoe Conkling was in machine poli
tics in his palmy days. Thus with the half
breed contingent drawn to his side, Arthur
is quite likely, if not sure to capture the New
York delegation, and with that as a vantage
ground, to secure the nomination.
Logan with all the booming attempted for
him, is not likely to be formidable. He may
go into the convention with a few delegations,
but without general support. The second
choice of those who favor him will be Ar
thur. Edmunds, with more ability has but a
small following. He lacks magnetic force
and excites no popular enthusiasm.
John Sherman is weaker still. He
has been long in public life, and
is tainted with too many disreputable
jobs, and suspicions, if not direct proof of
corruption. Lincoln is the weakest of all.
He is the son of his venerated, father, and
but for the accident of his parentage would
have his name connected with no high offi
cial position. James G. Blame, seems to be,
in his own consciousness, and with general
acquicsience, out of the question. And even
"Our own Windom," sad as is the
fact, is an immeasurable distance from the
Presidency. Minnesota's delegation will not
go to the Chicago convention of 1884, as
did the immortal "10" in 1880.
From this general outlook, Arthur, then,
would appear to be the central figure, and to
be quite sure of the glittering prize of nomi
nation at Chicago.
But if nominated, his election is quite
a different thing. New York, at the best,
would be doubtful for him; Ohio an impossi
bility, and Indiana, in 1884, will not be, as
in 1880, purchasable.
The Democrats with a wisely selected and
justly balanced ticket, will be sure of victory
against the field, whoever may be the Repub
lican nominee. Corruption has weakened
and is disintegrating the Republican party,
while the coherence and strength of the
Democratic party are adequate for suc
cessful achievements at the polls. The
country is looking with hope to the Democ
racy to rebuke official corruption, and to rec
tify the abuses of Republican rule.
The Globe has already indicated the Na
tional ticket that will, if put in nomination
be sure, to be elected, and when elected will
open a new era of government, of the
people,Qby the people , for the people.
THE GERMAN PRESS ON HERB LAS
The leading German newspa
pers of this country are mak
ing a tremendous pother over the reception
given by Bismarck to the Lasker resolutions.
This is especially the case with the Staats-
Zeitung, of Chicago, whose chief inspiration
is the notorious Anton C. Hesing. This
journal is outspoken to a remarkable degree.
The very next day after the reception of the
news of the return of the Lasker resolutions
this journal announced that this is a country
of cowards for not resenting
the insult of Bismarck, It
could scarcely find epithets vile enough to
express its contempt for a people so infected
with poltroonery that they failed, on a six
hours' notice, to resent the action of the Ger
man chancellor. It looks now as if this
country was about to have another war on
its hands. For some years we have been
carrying on hostilities against England in
the interests of our Irish-American element,
and now there is every appearance favoring
the belief that we shall have to take up arms
in a similar manner against Germany in
the interests of our German-American resi
dents. It will be a grand opportunity for
the professional politicians, this new devel
opment. Every gentleman who aspires to be
an alderman will run on a platform in which
denunciation of Bismarck will be the princi
pal plank, and every place hunter who wishes
an appointment or an election will ask it on
the ground of hisjcontempt for the tyrannical
despot of the Hohenzollers. It is not long
since we kicked out the Chinaman in order
to particularly accommodate one class of
foreigners in our midst, and in bo doing
we Cinctured the ill-will of the Chinese
government. Our efforts in the
Interest of Ireland have lost us what few
friends we had—supposing we had some—in
England. France does not regard us with
a friendly eye on account of our menaces
against its adulterated wines and brandies.
As fast as possible we are trying to get up a
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLdkE, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1884.
row with Germany with the intention it
would seem of ridding ourselves of every
friend In Europe. We have pretty nearly
accomplished this intention and stand with
scarcely an ally among the nations. And
why have we done this? Has It been in the
interest of our republicanism, or of civiliza
tion, or anything of the kind? Not at all.
What we have done in this direction has been
solely for the benefit of party. We handled
the question of Chinese labor in this country
for the exclusive purpose of catching the vote
of one foreign nationality, which has become
domiciled among us. It Is to catch a for
eign vote that there ha 3 been a constant irri
tation of England over hor management of
the Irish difficulty. It was to catch another
foreign vote that we had the impudence to
pass resolutions in regard to Lasker and then
cap the insult by having them sent
to Lasker's chief opponent with
the request that he give them a place of
honor. If we are going to have a foreign
war on our hands it would be well to have
some more substantial basis than the mere
desire of one party or the other to win the
foreign vote. So far as the schemes of parties
in this direction are concerned, they are not
worth the spilling of one drop of American
blood or the expenditure of one dollar of
American money. So far as the present
blood-curdling newspaper howl against Ger
many is concerned, let the people clearly
understand that those who do the
howling do not care a son for Germany or
its alleged insults, but that they are simply
working for the German vote in this country.
If this be understood all apprehension as to
an early declaration of war on the part of
Germany or the United States and directed
against each other will cease. Let the people
sleep in peace. All this racket and pother
are only a raid for loot in the shape of Ger
In viewing the important interests involved,and
scanning the differences in the minds of men
upon the tariff, it is instrnctive to hear what
practical men have to say. Mr. John Tod, son of
the late Gov. Tod, of Ohio, is an extensive iron
manufacturer, and with this introduction his
opinion upon pending tariff legislation is sub
mitted ; "The Morrison bill's provisions would
destroy the iron industry. It is impossible that
it should pass. The senate and the president
stand in the way. No, Ido not think the Demo
cratic protectionists will stand by their guns and
defeat it in the house. The trouble is that the
large majority of the Democratic masses are in
favor of free trade. Wherever there is a Demo
cratic caucus the majority is the same way. The
Democrats in congress will caucus, and then the
protectionists will vote with their party. The
iron business has been picking up an increased
use in various directions. In 1883 the tonnage of
iron manufactured was as great as in lBB2,though
prices were much lower. Yet several thousand
miles less of railroads were built. This year, if
the railroad building was equal to that of 1882, we
could not begin to meet the demand, so greatly
increased is this outside use. The cessation of
railroad building is due to loss of confidence, and
that in turn is helped along by such things as the
Remarking upon the return by Bismarck of
the Lasker resolution of condolence, passed by
the congress of the United States, the London
Times says that "although the thing seems in
credible, the fact is that the relations between
Washington and Berlin are in a great tension,
chiefly owing to the pig flesh question." The
Times itself seems to be in a state of "tension,"
as it continues: "One thing is certain, we have
not heard the last of the Lasker incident. The
Americans are too proud, too sensitive and too
Independent for that." It is to be hoped that
the Times will not go to war with Berlin over the
matter. There is no intention of war paint on
this side over so nonsensical a transaction as this
whole affair turns out to be.
In his London correspondence to the New York
Tribune Geo. W. Smalley, (Son-in-law of the late
Wendell Phillips), writes: "The Queen's book,
published on Tuesday, is reviewed in nearly
every journal with a respectful suppression of
the most obvious criticisms. The volume con
tains interesting passages, but abounds in trivi
alities and indiscretions. The omissions are
more remarkable than the contents. The Pall
Mall Gazette almost alone discusses the Queen's
performance, if not frankly, with elaborate
The city council of Bangor, Maine, are in favor
of standard time. Mayor Cummings is not. The
council by ordinance proposed to adopt the
"standard" and to place in the city hall a clock
with a twenty-four honr dial. The mayor vetoed
the ordinance, stating as one of the chief reasons
for his disapproval that solar time is according to
"one of the inevitable laws of God," and cannot
be improved by the poor device of man.
Judge James Grant, of Davenport, lowa,
President of the National Trotting Association,
is authority for the statement that there are in
the country 5,000 horses trotting below 2:30.
When one stops to think of it that is a remark
able fact. The judge says the coming season
will be the best for trotting ever known, and
the National association was never so prosperous
as at present.
Four hundred women of Ward 20, in Boston,
have signed a remonstrance to the state lejrisla-
ture against granting further suffrage to women.
On the other hand severalthousand have petition
ed for its oxtension. The hinderance to the cause
is clearly seen—a divided house, and indifference
upon the part of women themselves.
In the Pacific coal mines last year »there were
sixteen hundred and seventy-six accidents, three
hundred and twenty-three of them involving
deaths, making one hundred and fifty-three
wives, widows, and five hundred and twelve chil
dren, orphans. The death rate was one death to
each 90,000 tons of coal taken out.
Dio Lewis says American women need sun
shine and powder to improve their complexions.
The sunshine is a proper suggestion, but the
public have not heretofore suspected that Dio
was an agent of a cosmetic shop.
New London, Conn., is the only town in New
England which imposes a tax on commercial
travelers. The "drummers" are perfectly will
ing that grass should grow in the streets of that
A Canadian thistle upon one side and a
Canadian goose upon the other, is the design of
a medal proposed as a souvenier of the late carni
val festivities at Montreal. Comment is unneces
A scientific says that the American of to-day
is not the bilious man of fifty years ago. The
world do move.
In Death not Divided.
Milwaukee, Feb. 20.— F. C. Bradley and
wife, an aged couple, died a natural death
this morning at their home. They were
found in each other's arms. He was for
merly a wealthy railroad contractor, but lost
his money through fraud on the part of oth
ers, and has of late years been employed at
the United States engineer's office.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New York, Feb. 20.—McGinnis Bros. &
Fearing, who suspended on Monday, will re
sume business. They paid to the Oregon
Transcontinental company one-half of the
$97,200 to which the company was entitled.
The other half is paid in notes, and the firm
resume business at once.
Making Up the Deficit,
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Mooehead, Minn., Feb. 20.—Six of the
bondsmen of ex-Treasurer Czizek, paid over
to-day to the finance committee of the Moor
head council, their pro rate amounts of the
treasurer's defalcation, amounting in all to
$11,248. The remaining bondsmen are
making arrangements to pay also.
Alliance, 0., Feb. 20.—1t is reported that
Lanborn & Gray, the assigned bankers, and
that a committee of the directors have
agreed to a basis of settlement, by which the
firm pays one-third of the liabilities as soon
as the assignment is lifted, and the balance
in one and two years, without interest.
There is a severe epidemic of scarlet fever,
among th« children of Ware, Massachusetts.
The Republican National Con
vention Still the Absorb
ing Topic at the
With the Chances of Chicago Loom-
ing Up, and a Late Conven
The Democratic Caucns Makes Preparations
For the Next Presidential Cam
paign—A State Dinner.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Washington*, Feb. 20. —Persons entitled
to tobacco rebates would do well to bring all
the pressure to bear that they can on the
secretary of the- treasury for the purpose of
having him detail the necessary clerks to ex
amine claims. In round numbers there are
46,000 claims, of which only the merest frac
tion have been rejected. A few were thrown
out because they were not made in time, and
some claims were made on broken packages,
while the law relates to whole packages.
A very few were thrown out for
fraud or other reasons. From the entire
country only a hundred or two of claims were
rejected. The last of these claims was passed
from the internal revenue office to the fifth
auditor's office last November. The fifth
auditor has now passed about seven-eighths
of the whole lot to the first comptroller, and
here they are stalled.
Comptrojler Lawrence'told the Globe cor
respondent to-day that he had only four
clerks in the division to which these claims
go, and they have so much work ahead of
them that unless the comptroller has additional
clerks assigned him, it will take years before
his office will ever begin the examination of
these tobacco claims. A large force was em
ployed on them in the internal revenue of
fice, and Comptroller Lawrence has asked for
extra help. Gen. Raum, as attorney for
several of the largest tobacco claimants, has,
with the concurrence of Judge Lawrence,
asked Secretary Folger to detail thirty clerks
at once for the examination of these cases.
The secretary will probably feel moved ti
ask for a deficiency appropriation from
congress if he is furnished these clerks.
Commissioner Evans refuses to furnish a list
of rejected claims. As stated above, It would
be a very short one, and he says that all
persons whose claims have been re
jected have been notified to that
effect. Persons who have not been told that
their claims had been rejected may therefore
assume that their claims are approved. The
money has been appropriated, and is all
ready to pay those claims when Judge Law
rence approves them.
TWO KEPt'BI.ICAN DELEGATION'S.
There will be two delegations from"Virgin
ia applying for admission into the Republi
can national convention at Chicago. The
combination of representatives and followers
of Mahone have called a convention to nom
inate delegates and the committee of the
regular Republican organization, which re
fuses to recognize Maho ne's leadership, will
meet in Richmond to-morrow to call a con
vention. Ex-Congressman Derendorf, one
of the most" active anti-Mahone
representatives, says the regular
Republicans will certainly have a
separate convention and send a full delega
tion to the convention. He thinks the sen
timent of most of the Virginia Republicans
is favorable to Mr. Blame, but if he shoud
not be a candidate General Logan would
probably be their second choice. He says
Logan is an able and consistent Republican,
and has many strong points that would make
him a popular candidate for the presidency.
It is learned from another source that the
Mahone party is hostile to Mr. Blame because
he was an earnest opponent of Ma
hone's schemes with reference to the
Virginia state debt and against
any endorsement of the readjusters by the
Garfield administration. Gen. Logan has
many earnest friends among the|Mahoneites,
but as nearly all of the white Republican
leaders who train with Mahone are office
holders president Arthur can have their
support in preference to any other candidate
if he desires it.
The St. Louis people are hardly so con
fident to-night as they were yesterday, and
there is considerable abatement of their brag
and bluster. It has been ascertained to-day
that the only real work in favor of that city
has been done by the two Missouri senators.
Bqth of these gentlemen are actively inter
ested in the matter, and through their per
sonal solicitations with their senatorial col
leagues have really succeeded in procuring a
few votes that would otherwise have
gone elsewhere. Senator Vest especially
is a popular man who never does things by
halves. His personal influence among Re
publicans and Democrats alike is very great
and the blows he is dealing at Chicago are
more effective than the combined efforts of
the rest of his delegation.
Mr. Goudy in conversation with a Globe
representative io-night said: "We are sure
of twelve votes on the first ballot and possi
bly fifteen. On this ballot there will be more
or less complimentary voting—there always
is. On the second we will gain sufficient
strength to control the majority vote."
He says there is but one thing to be feared.
Chairman Barnum will arrive to-night. His
influence among certain members of the
committee is very great. Should he chose to
exert this influence solidly in favor of some
place that may control at the present time
half a dozen votes, (Saratoga for instance,)
it may result in a stampede that would wrest
the victory from Chicago. But Mr. Goudy
does not apprehend that this will
be the case. He says that several
members of the committee who are largely in
Mr. Barnum's confidence, are active sup
porters of Chicago and this fact leads him to
believe that Mr. Barnum, aside from a per
sonal preference for Saratoga, will occupy a
strictly neutral position in the matter.
As stated in last night's dispatches, the re
sult will turn largely on the settlement of
the question whether the campaign shall be a
long or short one.
About twenty members of the committee
are either present or represented by proxy.
All these gentlemen, with the exception of
Col. Prather, of St. Louis, favor a short
campaign. Should this sentiment be shared
by a majority of the committee, the conven
tion will not convene until the latter part of
July, or even as late as the sth of Augu.st,
the date Mr. Goudy prefers. Such a result
would be fatal to St. Louis prospects.
The Chicago men are neither offering or
accepting wagers on the result. Mike Mc-
Donald's advice on this subject is religiously
heeding. "Take no bets until Thursday
night," said he, "and then whoop 'em up
for all they've got." A Chicago newspaper
man approached him to-night and told him
that a St. Louis delegate would bet him $100
on the result. "Did you take it?" "Njp,"
was the reply. "I didn't have but $25,"
running his hand into his
pocket Mike drew forth a
handful Of bills and handing
the astonished journalist $75, said: "Now
go and bet him, but don't mention my name.
It might hurt our cause," and then he
walked across the room and lectured one of
his adherents on the folly of betting at this
stage of the game. The speech in the
committee for St. Louis will be made by Sen
ator Vest. The speech for Chicago will be
made probably by Mayor Harrison. If two
are allowed Mr. Melville Tucker will also
The Illinois Democratic members have se
lected Mr. Townshend as their representative
in the congressional committee.
ARTHUR'S STATE DINNER.
President Arthur gave the first of his series
of state dinners to senators and representa
tives at the White house this evening. Ten
suite of state apartments were In gala array
for the event, the east room being hand
somely decorated with miniature groves of
palms and tree ferns in all the angles and
window embrasures, and the mantel pieces
were banked with hyacinths and foliage
plants. The other parlors were similarly
adorned, and palms and bloom
ing azales were placed along the
corrider. The marine band was stationed In
the entrance hall and discoursed appropriate
selections during the evening, signaling the
president's entry to the parlors by the air of
"Hail to to the Chief." The guests were re
ceived in the blue parlor by Mrs. McElroy,
and when all had assembled the president was
notified and descended to great his guests.
Dinner was announced shortly defore 8
o'clock, when the president offered his arm
to Mrs. J. P. Jones, of Nevada, and escort
ing her to the table seated her at at his right.
Mrs. McElroy followed on the arm of Sanator
Anthony, and the other guests in their official
The state dining room was handsomely
decorated for the occasion with blooming
azales in the windows and hyacinths in moss
along the mantel pieces. The table with its
broad end and curving sides was decorated
with low ferns. The central ornament of the
long mirror was a large oval piece of
roses and lilies of the valley. The mirror was
bordered with roses, carnation heliotrope and
other flowers, and at either end of it were tall
gilt and crystal compotes, running over with
long stemmed Marshal Neil roses. Large
baskets of tulips and flat pieces of roses'
azales and carnations decorated the ends of
the table, and gilt and silver candelbra bear
ing branches of shaded wax lights were
placed at intervals. A caraje goblet and six
wine glasses were at each place, together with
the gilt-embossed name cards, and covers
laid for fifty. Flat corsage bouquets of roses
of lilies of the valley, with long
satin ribbons, were laid at each lady's
plate and rose bud boutonnieres were provid
ed for the gentleman. The guests on this
occasion were Senator and Mr 3. J. P. Jones
of Nev., Senator and Mrs. Butler of South
Carolina, Senator and Mrs. Gibson of Louis
iana, Senator and Mrs. Wilson of lowa,
Senator and Mrs. Mahone of Virginia, Sen
ator and Mrs. Palmer of Michigan, Senator
and Mrs. Cullom of Illinois, Sena
tor Anthony, of Rhode Island, Mrs. Angus
Cameron of Wisconsin, Representative
and Mrs. Ketcham, of New York; Represen
tative and Mrs. Blackburn, of Kentucky;
Representative and Mrs. Lyman, of Massa
chusetts; Representative and Mrs. Cannon,
of Illinois; Representative and Mrs. Calkins,
of Indiana; Representative McKinsley, of
Ohio; Representative snd Mrs. Phelps and
Miss Phelps, ot New Jersey; Representative
and Mrs. Davis, Secretary of State
Carr and Mrs. Carr, of Albany, N. V.;
Mr. Jesse Spalding, collector of the port of
Chicago, and Miss Spalding, Mr. and Mrs.
Scribner, of New York, Mr. Sanderson, of
.Milwaukee, Col. James Howe, of Wisconsin,
nephew of the late Postmaster General Howe,
Miss Kneevals, of New York, and Mr. and
Mrs. Hepburn and Miss Hepburn, of New
[Western Associated Press.]
Washington*, Feb. 20.—The secretary of
war notified Beckwith, at Cincinnati, and
Gushing, at Pittsburg, to pay out of the funds
at their disposal the allotment of money
made by the secretary to the mayors of cities
for the purchase of supplies. The total money
alloted to the cities below Ironton, under the
charge of Beckwith, was $20,000, and cities
above Ironton, in charge of Gushing, $61,
-750. $50,000 was also sent to Saxton, at
Louisville, for Jeffersonville, and $1,000 to
Mayor Bell, Newport, making a grand total
of $87,750, independent of large sums ex
pended by Beckwith and Saxton, In charter
ing and provisioning the relief steamers.
Many applications are made to the secretary
of war for assistance out of the
relief fund for re-establishing the
dwellings destroyed by the flood.
The secretary asks that public notification be
made in the newspapers of the assciated press
particularly in those which may reach the
flooded districtst that he is not authorized by
law to use any part of the fund for that pur
pose. He is only authorized to distribute
subsistence, stores, clothing and other per
sonal necessaries. Such tents as can be
furnished from the stores of the army, which
are not many, will be furnished through Gen.
Beckwith, at Cincinnati, and all applications
therefor will be referred to him.
THE ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT.
The Southern Railway and Steamship as
sociation met again to-day. The difficulty
originating at last night's meeting was satis
factorily adjusted, and the following resolu
tion was adopted: As the continuance of
the" association Is considered of great import
ance to its members; ftesolved, That the
agreement of October 2s, 1883, be put In
for 1884, with the understanding that the ex
ecutive committee will have power, on the
Ist of June next, to continue it until Jan. 1,
1885, by unanimous agreement, but if un
able to agree upon so doing, then a meeting
of the association, on or before the first of
July, shall be held to consider the ques
tion of its continuance. Adjourned.
The treasury department has been notified
that the president of Mexico has issued a
decree imposing an additional duty of 5 per
cent, on all articles imported into Mexico,
commencing the 15th of May next.
Senators Vest and CockrelL, Speaker Car
lisle and Representatives Springer and Mor
sison, received the following telegram from
Santa Fe, N. M., to-day: "The secretary of
New Mexico refuses to administer the oath
of office to the legally elected members of the
territorial legislature assembled to-day, and as
sumes to decide the election qualifications
of members against the vote of the majority
holding legal certificates of election. Will
you assist us in maintaining our rights under
the law, as against official usurpation by the
federal officers i We are a majority of the
council, composed of both political parties,
Republicans and Democrats. Franco C.
Havez, Republican, president, Henry L.
Warren, Democrat, Chas. Montaldo, Repub
lican, J. S. Valdez, Republican, Franco Perea,
Democrat, Anthony Joseph, Democrat.
PETERS FOR THE SEAT.
The house committee on elections after
hearing an argument on behalf of Wood,
in the Kansas contested election case of
Wood vs. Peters, decided by 11 to 10 to re
port in favor of the right of Peters, the sit
ting member, to his seat.
AN AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT.
Senator Plumb reported to-day from the
committee on agriculture, a bill to provide
for the erection of the department of agricul
ture into an executive department, and for
making the chief officer of that department a
cabinet officer with the title of secretary of
agriculture, and with the same
salary as the other heads of
departments. It also provides for an assist
ant secretary of agriculture with the same
salary as is now paid the assistant secretary
of the interior.
The senate committee on claims agreed to
make an adverse report on the bill to autho
rize the court of claims to hear and determine
the claims of the state of Georgia for cotton
seized by the United States during the late
war. The claims amount to $300,000.
Hon. Columbus Delano, of Ohio, and
others, made arguments to-day before the
committee on ways and means in favor of
the restoration of the duties on wool imposed
in the tariff of 1860.
Representative Broadhead appeared before
the house committee on coinage, weights
and measures to-day in support of the bill to
establish a mint at St. Louis. No action was
THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS.
At the caucus of the Democratic members
of the house, held this afternoon, Carlisle,
Randall, Morrison, Eaton, Reagan, Barbour,
A. S. Hewitt, Thompson and Cobb were ap
pointed a committee to confer with
a committee from the senate in
relation to the organization of a
Democratic, campaign committee and to
report at a joint caucus, to be held on next
Wednesday. The chairman of the caucus,
S. S. Cox, was instructed to appoint a com
mittee of six to co-operate with the sergeant
at arms in securing the prompt attendance
of the members when a call of the house Is or
dered. The following resolution was adopted,
its object being to prevent a repetition of
proceedings similar to those of Monday night:
That it is the sense of this caucus that no
Democrat should absent himself from the
house without leave.
Dispatches were received here to-day from
ex-Senator McDonald, Indiana, emphatically
contradicting the report that he or
his friends are taking any part
in the conte^ of the cities for
the location of the Democratic national con
vention. Henry Watterson was seen by the
reporter of the Associated press, on the sub
ject to-night, and said: "Neither Mr. Mc-
Donald or his friends attach the slightest im
portance to the location of the convention.
They are divided on the matter according to
their individual preferences. In the matter
of McDonald's presidential prospects, an
othsr place will suit them."
Local and General Topics ot the Track
-The Vaiulerbi It-Cable Fight-
M. & St. L. Earnings.
TJie Tandrrbilt-fablc flght-The Tormer
"Gires Himself iirai/" and the
Latter Scores a point.
[Chicago Tribune 19.)
The fight between Vanderbilt and President
Cable, of the Rock Island, is the principal
topic of discussion in railroad circles here.
It is generally conceded that President Cable
is making an able and gallant tijrht against
the great monopolist, and that, the latter is
continually losing ground. Up to a few days
ago it was the general opinion that Vander
bilt was so powerful that he would easily
succeed in forcing Mr. Cable from the presi
dency of the road. There are few. however,
who think so now. Mr. Vanderbilt, by his
stupid talk through the press, has "given
himself dead away," just as Mr. Cable and his
friends expected he would do. Mr. Cable's
interviews were no doubt published for the
purpose of drawing Mr. Vanderbilt out, ex
pecting that he would say something foolish.
Had Mr. Vanderbilt maintained his first posi
tion —namely: that he was waging this war
upon Mr. Cable because his management
was unsatisfactory—he might have succeeded
in getting some proxies that he mi«;ht use
againt Mr. Cable at the next election. But
his later statement that he was fighting Mr.
Cable simply because he was not friendly
enough to the Chicago <fc Northwestern, and
all that he, (Vanderbilt.) wanted was to
elect such men as President Keep and vice
president Hughitt, of the Chicago & North
western, to the Rock Island board, opened
the eyes of all the Rock Island stockholders,
who now to a man back up Mr. Cable and
giye him their fullest support. That asser
tion showed that Vanderbilt's sole desire was
to use the Rock Island, in which he has only
an interest of about $1,500,000, to
benefit the Northwestern, in which he has a
controlling interest. The establishment of
the Albert Lea route to St. Paul and the
northwest by the Rock Island has been a se
vere blow to the Chicago <fc Northwestern.
and Vanderbilt has been smarting under it
ever since. The difficulty is concisely stated
in the following circular letter, issued last
Saturday by Davis ifc Co., of New York:
"The true inwardness of the trouble is,
that Rock Island's line to Minneapolis and
St. Paul secured a large amount of business
during 1883 at the expense of Northwestern.
If Rock Island would withdraw from Minne
sota, itis probable that Mr. Vanderbilt would
suddenly lose his desire fora larger represen
tation in the management."
Everybody admits that the Rock Island has
been managed for the benefit of the stock
holders. It is one of the best paying rail
roads in the country, and its management
has reflected the sound business sense and
conservative ways of Mr. David Dows, the
vice-president of the road. The Northwest
ern, in which Mr. Vanderbilt's holdings are
estimated at $20,000,000, suffers by the Rock
Island's competition, and it is perfectly nat
ural that Vanderbilt should feel irritated
about it. It is natural, also, that the Rock
Island, which is not at all interested in the
Northwestern, should try to protect its own
interests, even if it does hurt Vanderbilt's
M. d St. L. R. R.
Return of gross earnings at the Minneapo
lis & St. Louis railroad to State Railroad
Commissioner Baker for the year ending
Dec. 31, 1883:
Gross Earnings. Taxes.
1883 ?2,004,050 92 $00,476 13
1882 1,231,787 88 30,828 71
Increase $01,381 80 $1,503 81
Mr. Warren, of the St. Paul & Manitoba
road, has gone to Chicago.
Chas. Vance, general agent of the St. Paul
& Duluth road, Is in St. Paul.
The Wisconsin Central's earnings for the
second week in February were 1884, $28,160;
in 1883, $26,329; increase, $1,171.
Earnings of the Milwaukee & Northern
second week of the present month, were
nearly $5,000 in excess of the road's earn
ings for the second week in February,
iris reported that Mr. W. H. McDoel,
general freignt agent of the Hannibal & St.
Joe, has been offered the position of traffic
manager of the Texas and St. Louis rail
A. Abel, formerly general Rocky Moun
tain passenger agent of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul road, has taken a similar po
sition on the Northern Pacific road with head
quarters at Milwaukee.
The Northern Pacific people report an un
usually heavy fall of snow in Rocky mount
ains, the same being two or three feet deep.
The trains were not stopped by it, though of
course they were more or less delayed. They
are all right now and on time.
Commissioner Fink has just issued the fol
lowing circular: "Mr. George W. Ristine
has been appointed referee in special cases
arising under the Pacific Coast agreement
of these lines, and is authorized to hear and
decide snch cases as may be brought before
him under that agreement."
The rate on salt, In barrels or in bulk, car
loads, from Detroit and Toledo to Kansas
City, St. Joseph, Atchison and Leavenfrorth,
will be 26% cents per 100 pounds, supersed
ing the rate from Detroit and Toledo to the
Missouri river points named, shown in
Southwestern Railway association tariff No.
1, dated January 15.
The Wizard that swept overthe nor thwestern
territory on Monday and Tuesday was a very
severe one indeed. Fortunately no trains
were snowed in between stations, but several
were stopped on the different roads in the
northwest at different stations. There they
remained till the storm was over. On the
Breckinridge extension and the Brown's
Valley branch trains were not run on Tues
day, but the snow plow was at work.
Locating engineer W. O. Seymour, states
that the location for the Wisconsin Central's
extension to St. Paul from Chippewa Falls
has been completed. This location, starting
at Chidpewa Falls, makes gradually north in
running west, and on reaching] the Mis
sissippi river, seventy miles west of Chip
pewa Falls, is about twelve miles north of
the starting point. Its course is nearly par
allel with the Omaha's main line, and ten
miles north of it. The road crosses the Mis
sissippi river about three miles north of Still
water, and from there takes a direct shoot to
the southwest, through Stillwater and into
St. Paul. The road will be about 100 miles
in length, and cross the north Wisconsin
division of the Omaha road at New Richmond
which is the only town of importance touched
between Chippewa Falls and the river.
DesMoinks, lowa, Feb. 20.—The senate
yesterday passed a prohibitory bill by a vote
of 35 to 13. The bill defines intoxicating
liquors to mean, alcohol, ale, wine, beer,
spirituous, vinous and malt. No person
shall manufacture, or keep for sale, any of
Miss Fortescue the London actress has
taken the first steps in her suit for breach of
promise against Lord Gormoyle The amount
of damages claimed is £30,000.
KEIFER'S POOR MEMORY.
He Cannot Remember Where the
Interview Took Place.
White. His Secretary, Appears to be
an Interested Witness.
The Lateness of the Session Makes the Charge
Appear Rather Thin.
Washington. Feb. 20.—The committee to
investigate the charge* of Keifer vs. Boynton
resumed session Una morning. Keifer's
counsel announced his readiness to proceed,
although part of his witnesses were absent,
but some would arrive to-morrow morning,
and some to-morrow evening. Keifer was
sworn, and his counsel suggested that the
examination be first on dinted by himself,
as counsel. The committee agreed, without
waiving the right to ask questions whenever
it desired. Keifer said. "Ma personal
acquaintance with Boynton began
about seven years ago. His relations
with him had been friendly until about tin
first of March last." In reply to the ques
tion "whether he had had aconver-atii'n with
Boyinton regarding the aiding of the passage
of any bill pending before the Forty-seventh
congress." witness said '-that it was possible
that Boynton spoke to him incidentally, but
he did not recollect that he spoke especially
about the McGarraghan bill until about the
last of February. On the 27th of February
he received a note from Boynton. which has
been published, asking him to
recognize Representative Dnnnell, to
move to suspend the rules and pass the
McGarrahan bill. Abont two days after that
date. Boynton came to the speaker's room,
and asked witness in n low tone of voice,
whether he wbtild recognise Dunnell. At
tlii- time there was in the room J. G. White,
who was clerk at the speaker's tabic. White
was at hts desk. He thought that there was
something said by White, about Dunnell hav
ing been already recognised upon another
matter. It was White's duty to keep ■ list
of persons who wanted recognition. B-vnton
in low tofte said the matter he wanted to
talk about was a private matter.
White left the room. Witness then detailed
the alleged conversation, in his room, in the
same manner in which he detailed it on the
floor of the house, describing the location of
persons and the furniture in speakeSß room.
Boynton produced the bill for the relief of
McGarrahan, identical with the one being
put in evidence by the witness. Witness ex
pressed his surprise that Boynton should
come to him with a corrupt proposition.
Boynton immediately left the room and since
that time witness had not spoken to Boyn
Coleman inquired "whether, since that time,
the allusions to Keifer in the Commercial
Gazette were friendly or unfriend!;.."
Mr. Adams of the eomnittce objected to
the question until the papers should be pro
duced showing the allusions had been made.
Coleman, Keifer'a counsel, recognized the
force of the objection, but said, his object
was to show that prior to the conversations,
the allusions were friendly and afterwards
unfriendly. ('olcinan then Inquired, "whith
er the Witness had spoken with any one about
the interview shortly after it took place."
The chairman held that the question was
not competent, but it was waived i<>rthe
Chairman Hopkins and Mr. Adams
asked Gen. Keifer a number of questions,
their chiefobject being to ascertain why the
ex-speaker listened so long to Boynton's
alleged corrupt propositions without rebuking
him, and to have him lix the time of an in
terview. Gen. Keifer said, he did not wish
to be hasty with :i man who had been n
friend for many years. The exact time
of the conversation he was unable to
fix. (ien. Keifer further said, that Repre
scntative Dunm-ll desired to be recognized
for the McGarrahan bill, but he told him
none would be recognized to put the bill
through. Hen. Boynton then crons-exam
ined Gen. Keifer, who continued the truth
fulness of the speech on the Moor of the
house, but said he did not consider Improper
Gen. Boynton's letter asking him in behalf
of McGarrahan to recognize some one for
his bill. He received a large number of such
communications. It was only when taken
in connection with a subsequent
proposition that the letter became Im
portant. Gen. Boynton was unable
to get Gen. Keifer to lix the time of the al
leged Interview any nearer than to say. that
it was either on February 28, or March 1,
and in the morning or afternoon. Ti
amination then proceeded as follows:
Boynton. "After I had tried to corrupt
you in this most astoundinc; way, you took
no steps to shut me tint of the press gallery."
Witness. "No sir."
The chairman. "Did you take any steps
to call the attention, of the house to the.
Witness. "No sir 1 we were at the close of
the session. I had a thousand things to think
Boynton then questioned the witness as \r.
the senate rules, the progress of the work in
ihe senate, and the state of business on its
calendars, to show that there would have been
no earthly possibility of the passage of the
McGarrahan bill In the senate, even though
it should pass the house, and then asked,
"Did it seem remarkable to you that, with an
experience three times as long as yourown, I
should risk the reputation of a life and commit
a felony? Felony, on the infinitisrnal chance
of pushing that bill througn at that stage of
Witness: "I can say the whole thing as
tonished me beyond anything that occurred
Boynton: "If I had hopes of making mil
lions, and desired to make you a party to It,
does it not seem natural that I would have
begun before a stage In the session when the
tariff bill and five appropriation bills were
pending in the senate'"
Witness: "What motive Mr. Boynton had
in coming tome, appealiiiKto me to help in
the matter, he would be better able to tcdl
J. G. Allford, white, clerk of the speaker's
table during the Forty-seventh congress, tes
tified, I saw Boynton in the speaker's
room sometime about March Ist. He s]>oke
in a low tone to the speaker, and the latter
Indicated that he desired to have a private
interview, and witness left. He heard the
speaker say that Dunnell had already been
recognized once. Boynton held a bill in one
hand, ne heard nothing, he said, when he
went back to the room : the speaker was look
ing for Boynton'B letter asking him to recog
nize Dunnell and finally found it, and said
he would present it.
The witness was about to say what General
Keifer told him of the conversation betweeu
himself and Boynton, but the committee
unanimously ruled such testimony as not
competent. He could not fix the time
of the interview, but thought it was in the
Adams searchingly cross-examined the
witness, who exhibited at times much ner
vousness. He had talked with Keifer touch
ing the subject since the house
passed the resolution for the in
vestigation. He was acting as
clerk to Keifer without pay, but
he expected campensation. He boarded in
the same house with Keifer and saw him
daily. He" had assisted Keifer In various
ways in the preparation of the cast;. In an
swer to questions by Gen. Boynton, witness
said he had talked frequently about this case
to Games, the ex-speaker's nephew, and told
him what he was going to testify to, but sub.
sequently witness said, in answer to Cole,
man, that he did not mean he told Gainei
what he would testify to, but told him what he
knew about the interview. Adjourned.
Our Ocean Carrying Trade.
England put $100,000,000 into new ships
last year. She made the money to pay foi
them in doing the foreign carrying trade of
the United States.
To Kill Cockroaches.
Take one pound of beeswax, two ounces of
best shellac, melt together, and when at a
temperature of 312 degrees add one ounce of
Paris green, and pour on your roaches.
An English woman who had little faith in
banks used to swaliow coins for safe-keep
ing. One day she swallowed seven pieces of
silver. At her autopsy six of the coins were
found, amounting to 3s 6d.