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TO DAI - WEAI UEB.
R'ashin-gtox, Feb. ~'l, 1 a. m.—lndications for
pi: Lighi rain or snow, followed
ring weather; wind shifting west and
i Rising burometor, followed in north
I falling barometer; -liL'lit rise in
"■ inperatur. - Mi- onri: clearing weather, north
risrn ;, followed in northern por
Iling barometer, and sligb.l rise of ter
1 ESTEitDAY:s MA I! A E IS.
Paul was dull yesterday, but other
were fairly active. The outside markets
. and depressed. At Milwaukee wheat
lower than on Thursday. At Chicago
.seJ J£c and corn ,<■'■■• i,r lower than
. while oats declined '_<: and pork sc@
the balf day session.
on Wall street was unchanged
ivernment, state and railroad, re
■ii Thursday. Stocks were rather
the opening, the general list advancing
epi Central Pacific, n hich
I ' k . Later there was h general falling
14 to 1% per cent. The market closed
. reater part ..i' .-nt i\ • shares ',''■ : .j low
ling Canada Southern, Central Pacific,
md Northwestern, Canada Pacific Nor
lc,Paciflc Mail, Western Union and a few
: . hii_ rlier. Minin^ stocks
. P. Newman, D. D., re
lic letter dismissing him from the
of the Madison Avenue church
said he would take no notice of it, loftily de
clared he recognized no authority in it. and
disturb his peace of mind.
The sublime saint!
Wends of the late Roman Catholic
are called or. by bis executors to
help in paying bis debts am..anting: to £400,
-000. They say: The corporation of the
lesire thai all the debts be met. Re
in or failure in this mutter is not in
j with the .spirit of the Catholic
The senate ei.iiMiiitt.-e will report a bill
providing tor the admission as a state of that
• Dakota -outh of the 40th parallel.
The only effect of thut proceeding is to delay
the admission of Dakota to the sisterhood of
I he senatorial pumps who concocted
that agreemeni over their tea in china cups,
will never be forgotten by the Dakota people,
and will ever he named in some other way
There seems to bo au almost insane spirit
ii the couutry to destroy the forests. Trees
in many places have beeu cut down and
burned up on the ground where they fell to
get rid of them. It is now alleged, and be
lieved to be true, that the late great and
destructive flood in the Ohio valley is due in
large measure to the loss of the forests. The
water has risen higher, and been more de
structive to property and life than ever before,
and the annual recurrence of these disasters
by iloods is now greatly feared.
lav. Boston Herald says: "Senator Sher
man would make a conservative and safe
President, but there are probably too many
old rivalries and jealousies in his path to per
toit of his getting the nomination." Sher
man is "conservative" in this, he is cold
blooded, selfish, and cares nothing for the
people, but only for himself. Of course he
has no popular element. The people, the
general public, have no liking for him. He
would not be either safe or useful as Presi
dent, as he is not as Senator, and as lie was
pot as Secretary of the Treasury. He is too
In the olden time, when the celebrated
tind eccentric John Randolph of Roanoke,
£aw a company of devoted Virginia ladies
making garments to be sent to the suffer
iiig, destititute and naked Greeks, espying a
bevy'of naked negro slave children in the yard,
exclaimed: "Ladies you have the Greeks at
your own doors!" The other day, a boy
tight years old was brought into a courtinthe
City of New York as a witness and was ex
amined by the Judge as to his competency,
and said he had never heard of the Bible, or
heaven or hell. So our great missionary so
cieties that are putting forth such great
efforts to enlighten the heathen abroad, have
heathen at their own doors, that are over
looked and neglected. How true it is that
"distance lends enchantment to the view."
A private letter recently received from
Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, in referring to
the rigorous winters in Minnesota, 6peaKing
of the climate of the Islands, writes under
date of Januar 30th thus: "Whilel write
thismidwinter day, with coat off, and windows
and door 9 wide open, the thermometer
Ftnnds at 88 in the shade, it has fallen below
CO but once this winter and less than half a
dozen times since I have been here (some
six years) and never below 50. Strawberries,
tomatoes, melons, etc. are fresh and plenty
now as at any time. The correspon
dent who speaks of Dr. Hagan, late
of St. Paul, who has been in the Sandwich
Island lor several years, and who is now
located In Honolulu in his practice of his
profession. He says: "Dr. Jlagan has a
good reputation aud a line business."
iiaitf a &4 £*ulitd fcitt V$ £k4 to bear^
this favorable, though brief report of the
wellfare of their old friend.
The Crown Prince of Germany, not believ
ing in the claims of Spiritualist? to the materi
alizing of spirits, sel v trap to detect an im
postor who was showing off materialized
spirits. A boastful Spiritualist named Bas
tian was materializing spirits in the Imperial
Palace at Vienna in the presence of the royal
family. The Crown Prince had contrived a
string and a spring to entrap the materializ
ed spirit in its flight. Most v n fortunately,
the operating medium Bastion himself, was
caught, as the materialized spirit, and
struggled in vain to free himself from the
meshes that enthralled him., receiving only
the laughing sc-orn and derision of those
whom he attempted to deceive and inpose
upon. Depraved humanity is adequate to
any swindling Inposition, even to tampering
with sacred things.
We again call attention to the pen pictures
of- Si. Paul, from Hie pen of Major Newson.
They are being universally read and admired
by a VatS- number of reader;, and :tr.' grow
ing more Interesting as they approach within
the '-ire!'- "f I'm- past twenty-five years.
Those who wani the whole scries should ap
ply for the back numbers of the Glove at
HEROISM fit: WARDED.
The heroic conduct of Lieutenant Rhodes,
in rescuing passengers from the Steamer
City of Columbus, wrecked :.i the Devil's
Bridge, haacalled forty commendation, hearty
run.! universal. The readers of the Globe
cannot forget tin: thrill of horror
that, shocked the community and ib<
country, when the news was
published of the wrecking of the City of Col
umbus, and the loss of over a hundred live-.
The United Slates Reverue Cutter Dex
ter went to the rescue and the heroism and
bravery of Lieut. Rhodes resulted in sav
ing the lives of several passengers. In the
midst of the angry storm and bounding bil
lows he went in :i boat lo the wreck, and
rescued passengers in the rigging, who had
'»c(.rne benumbed and helpless from long
exposure. A sum of over two thousand dol
lars was miscd to reward the brave sailor,
which he accepted with a praiseworthy deli
cacy, on condition that it, should be divided
equally among his faithful and
daring helpers in the perilous
work of the rescue. He received
only his shure of the "prize money."' The
Captain of the Dexter in his report of the
transaction spoke in the highest
terms of the successful during of
Lieut. Rhodes in saving passengers; and
the President has promptly recommended
him for promotion. Lieut. Rhodes is 34
Y.Mrs olil. and was bred to the sea, his lather
in inLr a Bea captain.
THE RET. I>li. M IV MAS DEFIANT.
Tin- anti-Newman committee,|appointed by
the members of the Madison Avenue Con
gregational church in the city of New York.
.m the evening of February 18, adopted the
following form of letter to Dr. Newman:
Rev. J. I. Xowman, 1). I). —Dear Sir: The un
dersigned, constituting ;i majority of tin- board
or deacon?, »•■ re appointed :i committee to pre
sets to yon the following resolution, offered and
unanimously adopted, n1 one of the largest special
business meetings of the members ever held by
the Madison Avenue Congregational church, on
Thursday evening, February 1. i--;t:
"Resolved, That the I>csl interests of the Madi
son Avenue Congregational church require the
discontinuance of Rev. .1. i;. Newman'p ministe
rial services on the 31si day of March, 1884, and
that we do hereby discontinue his services as
supply pastor on ami after thai date."
li is understood thai Dr. Newman defies
the church in Its action dismissing him from
its pastoral care, denying Its right thus to
dismiss him, and announces his purpose to
stand his ground, claiming the legal right to
hold tin- pulpil under a contract with the so
ciety '•' presented by the trustees.
Dr. Newman became conspicuous as the
pastor ofa Methodist church in Washington,
which was attended by President Grani and
liis family, and his attachment for (Jen.
Grant, caused him t'> follow him to New
York, and because the Methodist itinerant
system would not allow him a permaneni
pastorate In the city, he abandoned the Meth
odist chnrch, and became pastor of aCon
gregational church of which Gen.
Grant, Jaj Gould, and oth
er wealthy men became members. It
seems thai Dr. Newman's marked court to
the fatuous and wealthy, and his secular
ways and (nodes, were distasteful to the gos
pel portion of the church, and the dissatisfac
tion resulted in the action given above.
Dr. Newman's present attitude of defiance
is anomoalous. But very few instances are
on record of a pastor's resisting the wish of
his church to set rid of him. Many minis
ters are so sensitive in regard to their loss of
influence and usefulness, that even when a
minority of a church become dis
satisfied, they will voluntarily leave, refusing
contention and strife, and seek more quiet
fields, with the. prospect of accomplishing
greater good before them.
But unfortunately. Dr. Newman is not of
this pacific spirit. His days of usefulness as
a Christian minister are doubtless ended.
He cannot hope to promote the peace and
spiritual welfare of the Madison avenue
church. Then why does he remain to stir up
strife and contention? Certainly such is not
the spirit of the Master, whose ambassador
he professes to be. It may well be feared
that the patronage of the great and distin
guished of earth, has turned the head of this
ambitious Divinity Doctor, causing him to
contend, in a belligerant spirit with his dis
satisfied church, instead of meekly seeking
pastures new, in the hope of peace and use
fulness, in praiseworthy imitation of the
humble and gracious walk of his great and
divine Judean exemplar.
THE CASE OF MR. BRADLAUGH.
Mr. Bradlaugh has been again expelled
from the British house of commons, and
again promptly re-elected by his constitu
ents. The position of the house of commons
is unsound, unjustifiable, untenable, and in
violation of the constitution of Great Britain.
Mr. Bradlaugh in religious or unreligious
sentiment is an infidel, perhaps atheistical.
Bnt each man's religious belief
is a matter of his own. He cannot be forced
tyrannically to assent hypocritically to what he
does not believe, as a condition precedent to
recognition to a given position, even if that
position be a seat in the house of commons.
When he appeared at the bar of the house,
and refused to take the ordinary
oath recognizing the supreme being, clos
ing with "so help you God," but did offer to
take the Quaker oath of animation,
was the house justified in refusing to receive
the affirming oath; and in proceeding to ex
pel him ? Certainly not. It was an act of
tyrannical power that will recoil on
the body exercising it. The right
or the wrong of Mr. Bradlaugh's
religious opinion is not involved in the mat
ter. His views may be distasteful, even
odious, and distasteful to the house, but
they were not justified in applying a religious
test, This oath was a violation of a sacred
principle; an attack upon personal rights
and prerogatives, and the liberty of con
The following remarks are taken from
the New York Independent: It is pleasing to
note that a religious journal takes such
highminded ground in the advocacy of
a sacred principle. Mr. Bradlaugh, him
self, is nothing, nis atheistic views are
loathesome and discrediting. Nevertheless,
even he may be made the victim of injustice
and persecution in denying to him the
benefit of an indestructible principle, the
enjoyment of which inheres in every indivi
dual, without regard to his private or person
al opinions. Opinions and beliefs may fluc
tuate: they may be just and sacred and rever
ent, or wild, schismatic, unsound and irrev
t event, but jiriuei^le never changes. It is in
THE ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE, SUXDAY MORXIXG, FEBRUARY 23, 1884.
destructible, and is sure, in the end to bring
disaster and defeat to it? violators. The /«
The conrse pursued by the British house of
rommorn in dealing with the rights of Mr. Chas.
Brndlaujh, and also the rights of his Northamp
ton constituents, is a marvel to all sensible peo
ple on this side of the Atlantic, and it ought to
bo so to Englishmen on the other side. One won
ders when the majority of the house will be wise
enough to exercise a little common sense. It
will Mke but little snch sense to see the stupidity
and folly of the course hitherto pru^ued.
Mr. Bradlatigh, though an infidel of the most
pronounced type, was, in 1880, elected a member
of parliament for Northampton . He declined to
take the prescribed oath of allegiance, as prelim
inary to taking hi? seat in parlia
ment, and proposed simply to affirm
as the Quakers are permitted to do.
The house would not suffer him to take his
seat on simple affirmation. Going back to his
constituents, he was by them re-elected; and on
the basis of his re-election he amiin appeared in
the house of commons and claimed his seat as a
member, offering to take the oath of allegiance,
but was forcibly ejected from the house. Re
turning to his constituents, he was again elected,
and met with substantially the same treatment
when he attempted to assert his rights and take
his seat. The outrage and the farce have justbeen
repeated by the house of commons. Mr. Brad-
Inngh has resigned his seat, and "ill doubtless
■i'> bad: to his constituents for another re-elec
tion; and in the meantime Northampton is vir
tually disfranchised because the people choose
to elect, as a member of parliament, a man who
is not acceptable to a majority of the mem
We had supposed that ere this the house of
commons would come to itn senses, and conclude
\<> □ abandon its utterly untenable
position; bnt it-= action last week in refusing
to give Mr. Bradlangh his seat shows that
we were mi.st.iken. Mr. Bradlaugh, whatever
may be about his religions views', has now
become the representative of a fundamental
principle in respect to English liberty. The
house of commons is an elective body, deriving
it- existence from the choice of the people who
iin entitled to vote for members of that body.
No man sits in that body by any prescriptive
rL'lit. Every member has a constituency behind
hrm that has chosen him in a law
ful election; and to this fact he is in
debted for his right to represent that con
stituency, to appear in the house of commons,
to take the prescribed oath, and to participate in
■\\\ the proceedings of the body. The constitu
ency baa Tiie absolute right to be thus repre
sented by the man whom it shall see tit to elect,
;i;id to deny this right or encroach upon the full
free liberty of the people in exercising it is to
assail one of the fundamental principles of the
British constitution. And yet this is precisely
what the house of commons has been doing for
nearly four years.
Our advice to Mr. Bradlaugh and to his North
ampton constituents would be to keep up this
fight to the bitter end, no matter how long it
takes to win a victory. Neither should yield an
Inch. The principle at stake is worth any
amount of struggle to vindicate it and secure its
ascendency. Let the people of Northampton
continue to elect Mr. Bradlaugh, if necessary, as
long as he lives, until his rights and their right*
are fully recognized and respectt-d by the house
of commons. The course pursued by
the house is alike ludicrous and out
rageous: and in the end it will and must be
abandoned if the issue is persistently forced upon
it. We cannot for a moment believe that the
public in-ntiment of England will permanently
tolerate so grievous un outrage upon the repre
sentative rights of the people. Let it be settled
•hat the elective constituency is the supreme and
final judge of a representative's fitness for office,
when exercising Its judgment in a legal way, and
so long as he is subject to no legal disabili
ties no free government can afford to give up this
The independent Republicans are busy. A sec
ond meeting of the clan has just been held in
New York, attended by such men as Carl Schurz.
Richard H. Dana, (;en. P. C. Barlow, Ceo. J.
Crocker, of Boston, presided. Resolutions were
adopted that candidates for President should be
men above reproach, and the public service di
vested of professional politicians. A man like
Schurz who sat for four years in the Cabinet of
Hayes, the Great Fraud, is of the type of men to
re >olve that a President .should be a man possess
ing a character above reproach. These inde
pendent Hepnbli<\i'T»t rtre very nice people. They
gel together in a corner arid make a little noise
for their own amusement, and when election
cornea s.ro it blind and vote the regular ticket.
The failures in business keep on at a very
even pace. Last week there were reported 243
failures and this week 218, twenty-five less than
the week before, and fourteen more than the
same week ago. This class of statistics show
very little, but as a whole do not indicate a des
perate ntate of affairs. About so many tradesmen
are constantly surrendering, and new ones take
their places, but a few failures more or less,hard
ly serve now to make men cautious, or to prevent
them entering upon shop-keeping and the like
without ascertaining the quantity of the proba
The Philadelphia fVw polishes off the dis
tinguished and lamented author of the Las
kcr resolution with an unction calculated to
make everybody smile: "Col. Thomas Prema
ture Ochiltree explains that when he offered
the Lasker resolution in congress it was not
with thy remotest notion that they would be of
fensive to Bismarck, and that he is very sorry,
and all that sort of thing. Avast there, Col.
Ochiltree! No retreating now. Stand up and
face the music. If you are afraid of Bismarck
you are a bogus Texan."
It is charged by the New York Sun that the
the springer committee in investigating the de
partment of justice have stumbled on to new star
route frauds, and five senators and an ex-senator
are involved in the intricate meshes of insinua
tion. These parties are Plumb, Maxey, Walker,
Vest and Kellogg. Ex-Delegate Kidder
of Dakota is aUd named as
among those who profited by the expe
dited routes. These names look as If the attor
ney general was no longer able to shield his pet
0 V baHQTJBT wns given at Montreal in honor of
Matthew Arnold, at which he distinguished him
self by an attack on the Roman Catholic church
and religion, yet this man came into this country
with his pockets stuffed full of devoutness and
light. So far the only impression he has made
upon the people is that much learning has made
him mud, or in other words, what glimpses the
public has acquired of his learning have made
The prohibition of the importation of pork
from this country into Greece has been abolish
ed. That small territory has come to the under
standing that the hue and cry is nonsense, and
as they are about out of meat they invite us to
send on the Amerieau hog.
Fur the first time since IST3 Mr. Chas A. Dana
has paid a visit to Washington, so probably
certain parties to certain libel suits have become
appeased, so the papers are saying, and the Sun
shines rather more for all than customary.
Francis Mukpuy during his recent lecures on
Temperance, at Bostoh, got 3,000 signatures to
the pledge. They will have to come under the
wire with more sweetness than that if the dram
drinkers are to be contented.
Ahthur is already planning for his next sum
mer's lazy leisure, and has promised the hotel
keepers that he will spend some weeks at New
port. This is a "funny"' world to this gentle
manly president of ours.
Gov. IJobixsox, of Massachusetts, is as
feathery upon the light fantastic toe as a French
dancing master. He attends all the swell balls
and enjoys himself.
Mks. SwissriELM bestows her benediction upon
the Fred Douglass marriage, and people are be
ginning to think it is the proper thing, after all.
Next we shall hear from the fiend who travels
np and down the railroads taking the votes for
North westerners and Chicago,
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Feb. 23.—The arrivals to-day
from the northwest were fewer in number
than for a long time. The following were
registered: Grand Pacific: IT. J. Rogers,
Appleton, Wis.; Mrs. Eunice C. Hersey and
Mrs. Lila C. Winters. Stillwater; J. C. Boy
den, St. Paul; C. B. Goodrich, Minneapolis:
E. P. Wells and wife. Jamestown; A. F.
Rand and sister, Minneapolis.
Palmer house: E. Frink. Bismarck;
Harry Liverman and William Knights, Min
Washington-, Feb. 23.—P. H. Kelly,
member of the national Democratic com
mittee from Minnesota, started home to
At Keokuk, la., the grand jury indicted
D. W. Baldwin, ex-county treasurer, short
$15,000 in his accounts.
The amusement patrons of St. Paul have
not suffered for want of attractions? during !
the week just closed, but it must be con- j
fessed that but little choice existed as to
kind, with the exception, perhaps, of the j
performance of '"Camille," at the Grand
At the Grand, the week opened with the
engagement of CMcSorley'S Inflation" com
pany, a play good enough of the kind and
well enacted, but it must be confessed that |
dramas founded in low life and innately
vulgar are not calculated to edify under any '
The engagement of Mr. B. Curtis in the
play "Sam'l of Posen." opened on Thursday j
evening and it was marked by uniformly
good audiences. Mr. Curtis has made a dis
tinct creation of the leading part, and he i
presents a capital portraiture of the modern
Hebrew drummer, the quaint dialect and i
varied and picturesque dialect being very '
During the week the Olympic has civen |
its patrons a touch of the spectacular drama,
the card at this house being -'The Tale of
Enchantment," which was produced with
tolerably fine scenery, a fair company and |
numerous accessories including a ballet of !
spinsters not remarkable for either synrme- \
try or beauty. .
The novel spectacle was pr?3ented at the j
Grand yesterday afternoon, of a real live i
French woman appearing in the role of
Camille, in the drama of that name. Con
sidering the number of American actresses
who have essayed this part more or less sue- i
cessfully, this is something that commend? I
itself if for nothing more than its novelty.
The role was impersonated by Albina lie
Mer, the lending lady of the "Sam'l of Po-
Ben company, who adds Bpice and variety to
the engagements of the company by giving
"Camille" at the matinee performances. The
bills auribnneed that M'lle De Mer would
give her own creations of the character,
and in view of the fact
that this somewhat dubious dramatic pro
duction has been the target of more criti
cism than almost any other play of modern
times, considerable curiosity was manifested
to see the new aspirant for histrionic favors
in this line. The audience was only fair, as
to size, bnt it may be said that the
performance was very generally appreciated.
The conception of M'lle DeMer is unique i
In respect to the graceful and airy manner j
in which she interprets the first two acts, j
The scenes with Armand are marked by a
vivacity of spirit and graceful abandon we
have never seen in any other impersonation, i
In these scenes, which call for the display of j
especial finesse and almost reck- j
less abandon, M'lle DeMer was
charming and fresh piquancy was
added to the Impersonation by her Gallic ac
cent and high-strung, sensitive and nervous
manner. The latter scenes were lacking
somewhat in repose, but on the whole It was
a well rounded, artistic and finished perform
ance. The support was only fair.
Frank Mayo will open an engagement of j
three nights and a matinee at the Grand
Operahonse, commencing to-morrow even
ing. Of this talented actor the Topeka
Herald speaks in the following flattering
"That handsome and favorite actor. Frank
Mayo, drew a very tine and large audience to
Crawford's Opera house last night with his
eminent and magnificent rendition of 'Davy
Crockett.' Both the star and his great
characters have become so well known to the
American stage that that their names go
hand in hand down the sweep of time, and
are familiar household words from river to
sen both cast and west."
"The drama itself is rich in beauty, senti
ment and noble inspirations. Its central
figure is that of the honest, courageous and
chlvalric Crockett, and its outlines in sub
stance have in them everything to admire,
nothing to condemn. Mr. Mayo has allied
himself to the part with that consummate
art which baffles the endeavor of the critic to
discover a flaw, and last night his admirers
were given to find new beauties in the char
acter which he so admirably assumed.
llis support was in every respect commend
Commencing on Thursday night the "Sea
of Ice" will be^produced in spectacular style
at the Grand Opera house, with Miss Hen
rietta Vaders and the Claxton company
in the cast. Mis* Vaders is well known iv
St. Paul as a lady of culture and refinement
and the finished work she did while support
ing Keene,Jananschek and others,entitle her
to a warm reception. The company at pres
ent carry a car load of elaborate scenery for
the production of the "Sea of Ice," and the
cast will be proportionately strong. It em
braces Mr. Harry Thompson, Mr. Donald
Robertson, R. J. Dustan, Miss Margaret
Cone and other well known names. The
company play at Minneapolis Monday, Tues
day and Wednesday, and at St. Paul Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday.
Clara Morris will act in Chicago this week.
The Boston Ideals are billed for Philadel
M'lle Rhea has been playing in New Or
Buffalo Bill drew big audiences in Chicago
Modjeska is said to be charming in her
new play of "Nodjezda."
Nat Goodwin is laid up with a carbuncle
on the back of his neck.
Minnie Maddern has been starring it in
Philadelphia, and she took well.
'•Confusion" and "The_ Princess Ida,"
have beeu drawing well in New York.
Chicago has been having a dose of "The
Beggar Student," and it liked the medicine.
The agent of Cole's circus has purchased
a sacred white elephant in Burinah. It cost
The Dramatic Times says that Barnum's
"white" elephant is a disease ridden fraud,
but then Byrne always was down on Barnum.
Edward Flynn, managing editor of the
New York Herald, is said to fill the void in
Mrs. Langtry's affections erstwhile held by
the fickle Freddy. We knew it would come
to this and Mr. Flynn has our sincere sym
pathies, and he might draw on us if our
salary had not been garnisheed by the purse
proud heathen who renovates our linen.
A retired showman has been making pub
lic some of the secrets of his trade, notably
the secret of fat women. He says that iv
the case of these women a hollow needle is
made to penetrate the adipose to the arcolar
tissue, air being then forced through until
the woman is distended to her full limit.
What is commonly taken for fat is therefore
largely wind. Next!
Lawrence Barrett has sent a letter to the
London Era denyiug all connection with the
recent scandalous article associating his
name with that of the princess of Wales.
Judging from the vigorous abuse Mr. Larry
Barrett has received at the hands of the
eastarn press in this connection, he no
doubt begins to think that the free advertis
ing dodge even when associated with royalty
is about played out.
The "Princess Ida" was produced in Bos
ton last week to crowded audiences. Of the
opera a critic says: The Princess Ida is
musically and artistically a disapointment,
but financially it is a great success, the peo
ple having been turned away every evening.
Gilbert in his libretto is simply dull to an
exasperating degree, and there is scarcely a
line that don't come hard. Sullivan is also
dreary in his music; and expectation, which
is somewhat dampened by the prologue, is
very quietly and thoroughly extinguished in
the succeeding acts.
Of the new play, "Lady Clare," produced
at Wallaek's theater, New York, last week,
a writer says: ' -The piece is prolific in pic
turesque scenes and striking situations, and
its general literary merit is above the aver
age. It was mounted with a wealth of beau
tiful scenery, and was well acted throughout.
Miss Rose Coghlan was admirably fitted to
the role of Lady Clare, who gave her free
scope to display certain qualities of artistic
excellence for which she has had little oppor
tunity for some time past. She made a
marked success, and elicited the warmest
applause. She was admirably aided by Os
mond Tearie, who played her husband in a
manly and forcible fashion.
Romance and reality.—She read the billing
with a thoughtful but slightly dazed expres
sion : "A voice of exceptional purity and
enchanting timbre, a style of superexcellent
refinement and sensuous grace, a wardrobe
of royal elegance, and a repertory culled
from the chef d'eeuvres of the musical mas
ters of the age." It nailed her to the spot.
She read it over three times, as if she might
have feared it was "almost too good to be
true."' Then, after five minutes of solemn
silence aqd intense thought, she murmured
to herself. "'Oughter srimme morn'n a week
for all that. Or pay my fare at least —or one
way over the ferry, anyhow!" But. poor
thing! the manager was far away, and did
not hear her plaint.
The following is a description of Barnum's
sacred elephant, now in London: Height
7ft. fi in.; age, 15 years: weight. 6,4<t0
pounds, and color as "follows: The entire
trunk from the free end to a point about
three inches above the eves is a flesh-color.
The tij.s of the ears and upper portions of
both fore legs urv likewise a flesh-color, with |
spots of the same tint, eight to ten inches in
diameter, on the back and sides and on the
tail. The rrst of the body of the animal is j
seven shades lighter than the ordinary ele
phants, and resembles :t siatn or ash color.
Its tusks are beautifully formed, white, and
project nearly two feet, while the toes are
very light, nearly piuk. and the eyes a light
yellowish hazel. A marked feature of the
beast deserving especial mention is the tail,
j which reaches to the ground. #
A Brilliant Exhibition of Muscle
and Skill—Police versus Athletes
--Tally One for the Club.
The gymnasium was crowded laat night
with an enthusiastic audience, consisting o* 1
old men. middle-aged men, young men,
lads, and children of very tender years in
deed. There were also present a few ladies,
and a large number of little misses.
The male portion, omitting the extremes
both ways, were drawn there undoubtedly
to witness the "tug of war" between the
"six picked men of the police force and six
picked men of the club." The others prob
ably were brought together by the interest
they took in the other events on the pro
The first event was the "tug of war"
whicli was the second of the serie* of three
for a gold medal prize. There were some
few changes in the teams since the last con
test, the police now consisting of Officers
Smith. Sexton, Carey, Walsh, Kuhland Bahe,
the last two being new men. The athletes
were Byrne. Fitzpatriek, Murphy, Weber,
Harity and (ialvin—Weber taking the place
of Barnes, who did more effectual work in
coaching his men. At the signal the
club team dropped to their work
splendidly, and after v steady pull of thirteen
minutes and fifteen seconds, got away with
their opponents amid the ringing cheers of
the crowd. The second trial was not so soon
nor ho easily won, but to describe it in all its
details would take more space than can be
afforded. It was a most exciting and most
tenaciously contested one, and skilled hus
banding of strength and trained dexterity at
length overcomidg sinewy muscular power
and pouderous weight and after a protracted
strain of iron like sinews
and writhing gladiatorial forms
extending overtwenty-eight minutes thirteen
seconds, one thousand six hundred and
ninety-three seconds, each second an hour,
to strained and knotted thews, the rope once
more came over the line and amid deafening
shouts the club was declared the victor. It
was a sight worth the seeing and describing
in every detailed minutia if space would
permit. There were, as there always will be
in these contests, some little spirit shown, it
was said owing to the fact that partisans of one
side had some $400 staked on the
result. Tt wa3 claimed for the
police that one of the club (Byrne)
during the pull rubbed his hands with resin.
But the referee refused to entertain the
"foul," rightly declaring that letting up for
the purpose of rubbing his hands gave the
other side an advantage. On the other side
it was stated that a bystander removed a belt
for one of the policeman, which was incom
moding him. This victory for the club makes
the contest now stand one for the police and
one for the club. The next contest
wiil be the deciding one. The re
mainder of the programme was exceedingly
interesting, the only fault being that it was
cooling and little fellows wen? kept in an
overheated room with vitiated air, when they
ought to have been in bed. It is out of the
question to go critically through the whole
performance, but it should be said that the
"boys'class" did wonderfully well, as did
a sweet little girl about sis years old, the
daughter of .Mr. Barnes, the manager, with
the Indian clubs. Officer Scheffer did sdme
splendid bar exercise., uud among the mem
bers of the club deserving more particular
notice and stronger commendation
was Lew Galvin, son of Officer (ialvin. He
excelled in everything, especially the ring
performance, and a more splendid physique
than his it would be hard to iind. The most
exciting scene of the whole performance
wa3 the wrestling match between Barues
and Webber, who are brothers-in-law.
Agility, skill, strength, were all displayed,
and some magnificent postures, artful
feints and skilful play wera shown. The
contest was in favor of Mr. Barnes, who
finished with a clean and brilliant throw.
The fault, as before stated, was that the
performance was too long, lasting from 7:30
till 11 o'clock.
The New No. 2.
The Ahrens Manufacturing company, of
Cincinnati, delivered in this city yesterday
the new No. 2 piston fire engine, with double
pump and cylinder. The shipping bill an
nounced its weight to be S.OOO pounds, but
it is guaranteed by the company to the St.
Paul fire commissioners not to weigh over
8.200 pounds when filled with water and
ready for work. Engine No. 1, which is a
rotary engine, as are all the others in our de
partment, when loaded for fire service weigh-:
8,900 pounds, some 700 pounds
more than the new machine.
Chief Black says the piston engine is su
perior to the rotary, and that the new ma
chine bus the capacity of throwing 885 gal
lons of water per minute; that it will be run
with three horses: that the acceptance trial
will be made publicly by Wednesday or
Thursday, and finally, that it will be placed
in the Wacdfata street house by the last of the
week, and the old Minnehaha sent over the
bridge to its new quarters in the Sixth ward.
A member of the Cincinnati firm is expected
here to-day to put the engine in thorough
preparation for immediate use, and it was
drawn up to the central fire house yesterday
for this purpose. While it has but very little
ginger-bread work upon it. it has an apear
ance of effectiveness for business that sticks
out like muscles on the arm of au athlete.
For Distribution in England and Scot
The agent of the Chicago. Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railroad company has written to
Frederickson & Co., of Chicago, agents for
western railroad lands, from hi? office in Liv
erpool, requestingthem to communicate with
the state immigration department of Minne
sota and procure for him pamphlets, maps,
etc., descriptive of the lands in this state.
He says that capitalists, farmers and persons
of means are making constant inquiry of
him relative to the lands of Minnesota, and
he desires to make one general answer to
them by placing these pamphlets and maps
upon every farmer's club table in England
and Scotland. These documents were
I promptly forwarded him by Secretary Young
' yesterday, and helped considerably in bulg
| ing out^the eastern mails.
New Obleans, Feb. 23.—Races. Mile:
Carson won: Little Buttercup second; Car
! ter Harrison third. Time. l:51)£.
Six furlongs: Marsh Redon first; Wave
O'Lkrht second; Brooklyn third. Time,
Mile and a half: Wallcnsee first; Fosteral
I second: Brunswick third. Time, 2:58^.
Mile-: Black Jack won; Katie Creel sec
ond; Plauet, Jr. third. Time, 1:57.
According to a writer in the Pall Mall Ga
zette the mince pie dates back to the time of
the early Christians. Now we can under
j stand their sufferings 1
A Proposition to Increase the
Morrison's Committee Reports in
Favor of Extending the Time
on Bonded Whisky.
Got. Ordway Proposes to Prove the AbsenSe
of Corruption on His Part in Organ
izing New Counties.
[Special telegram to the Globe.]
Washington-. Feb. 23.—Gov. Ordway, who
is stiil in Washington, says he is fully pre
pared to meet and refute the ex-parte affida
vits and editorial attacks recently put forth
in a Chicago paper. He says that paper has
a Omalacious correspondent in Dakota,
who worked up those affidavit?
to gratify his spleen because the
governor declined to give him a lucrative
position before he had been in Dakota long
enough to unpack his trunk. As to the affi
davit* relating to Falk county, while they ell
start out with the criminal admission that
each affidavit Intended to -'prepare the case"
and thereby secure the county seat, not one
of these would-be bribers testified to any
thing which brings to the knowledge of the
governor what they say was don* or pro
posed to be done, or pretends to show that
he has received a penny In connection with
the organization of any county in Dakota.
The afßdatit of Perkins in regard to Hyde
county has been branded as false heretofore,
and Is, he says, a Belf-evident piece of per
jury. The governor says he is
preparing a history of the
organization of each county On Which he
has been called upon to act and will n >w turn
the light upon the real cause of the present
Journalistic attack upon him. In the mean
time he asserts in the most positive manner
thut not one dollar or a foot of land has ever
been received by him in connection with the
organization of.any new county. If, in their
greed to secure contest of county seats by
fair means or foul, one set of speculators
have been bitten by another set it is
not the fault of] the governor, who
has in almost every instance in selectiug
commissioners selected one from each of
the most populous portions of the new coun
ties. The governor says the last attack was
put out just at the time that his leave of ab
sence would expire. It is fair to presume
that it was held back to be sprung after he
had left Washington. He therefore has felt
compelled to ask fur a sufficient extension of
his leave to meet and answer fill 1 y these and
any other accusations brought against him,
which he intends to do by sworn testimony
and documentary evidence.
The bill making appropriations for the
postoffice department for the next fiscal year
has been completed by the sub-committee, of
which Mr. Townshend, of Illinois, is chair
man, and will be considered by the full com
mittee next Monday. The bill, as drafted
by the Bub-committee, makes a considerable
reduction below the estimate and Is intended
to bring the expenditures during the next
fiscal year within the incoming revenues of
APPROPUIATIOXS FOB FOKTI FIXATIONS.
It is understood that the fortification ap
propriation bill has been swelled in its pro
portions by the sub committee, of which Mr.
Hoar, of Michigan, is chairman, from $600,
-000, the amount appropriated last year, t"
$3,500,000. The average amount appropri
ated for fortifications has ranged for years
from $400,000 to $600,000. The committee
have increased the proposed appro
priation nearly sevenfold by providing
for an extensive system of remodelling
and modernizing of fortifications at all of
the important cities along the Atlantic, gulf
and Pacific coasts, besides the provision
made for torpedoes and experiments with
long range, heavy ordnance-, and with torpe
does and projectiles. It is doubtful whether
the appropriation committee will concur in
the liberal views of their sub-committee, for
some of the champion economist* of the
Democratic party are members of that com
mittee. The absence of Mr. Hutchlns, ol
New York, and Mr. Calkins, of Indiana, will
prevent the house from resuming considera
tion of the naval appropriation bill until the
middle of next week.
Mrs. m'kLrot's i:nui;pTiox.
Mrs. McElroy held a drawing room recep
tion at the White house this afternoon from
3to 5 o'clock which was attended by a very
large company of ladies and many gentle
men. Marshal McMichael made the pre
sentation, to Mrs. McElroy, who stood In the
blue parlor with aline of assistants, nearly all
of whom were the wives of prominent army
officers stationed in Washington. These ladies
were Mrs. .1. J. Jngulls, of Kansas, Mr». Shelby
M. Culloiß, of IlHnois,~Mr~PnTiip Sheridan.
Mrs. John G. Parker, Mrs. Robert McFer-ly.
Mrs. Clayton McMichael, Mrs. Chauucy Mc-
Keever, Mrs. Garrett Lydccker, Mrs. and Miss
Hepburn, of New York. Miss Kneavals, Miss
Phelps and Miss Maurv. Mrs. McElroy wore
a very effective toilet of black and white
striped silk with front of white satin draped
with lace; Mrs. Cullorn wore black satin with
front and sleeves elaborately embroidered
with jet; Mrs. Sheridan was attired in
pale gray cashmere combined with
pink silk, and jacket with netted fringes of
steel beads; Mrs. Lydecker wore white China
silk with sleeves and draperies of lace. A
large floral ship was placed on the table in
the red parlor, and plants and palm? decora
ted the suite of state apartments. The con
servatory was carpeted and open to the vis
Among those present were Mr. Allen Ar
thur, Mrs. and Miss Waite. Mr?. Sam'l F.
Miller, Mrs. and Miss' Frelinsrhuysen, Mrs.
Brewster. Mrs. and Miss Gresbam, Mrs. Har
ley, Mr. Charles Dudley Warner. Mr--. Logfcn,
Mr. Joaquin Miller, Mrs. J. (i. Carlisle, Mrs.
T. B. Keosrh, Mrs. Ralston, Mrs. Loring, Mrs.
Thomas, and Mrs. and Miss Conner.
[Western Associated Pres*.]
Washington, Feb. 23.—The senate com
mittee on territories agreed to report a bill
providing for the admission a« a '•tate. of
that portion of Dakota south of the forty-sixth
This morning Secretary Lincoln forwarded
$00,000 to Gen. Saxton, of Louisville, to be
expended in relieving the sufferers by the
flood between Madison and the north ports.
PORK FOR OREECE.
The department of state received a telegram
from Eugene Sehuyler, United States min
ister to Greece, saying the prohibition of the
importation of pork from this eonntry into
Greece had been abolished.
Wlll.sKr IV BOND.
Mr. Morrison, of the ways and means com
mittee, has been aurborized to report his bill
for the extension of the bonded whisky
A call has been issued for a national con
vention of the woolgrowers of tho United
States to meet at Chicago, on the 7th of May
next, in the general interests of that industry.
A LIVELY COMMITTEE MEETING.
The forfeiture of the land grants to Back
Bone Railroad Co., now claimed by the New
Orleans Pacific Railroad Co., as assignee, was
considered by the house committee on public
lands to-day. The vote on the forfeitnrewas
sto 5. Belford moved that delegate Brents.
Washington Territory, cast the deciding vote.
Chairman Cobb replied, that Brents had no
vote in the committee, being a delegate, Brents
had previously voted on the forfeiture under
consideration. In referring to this, Belford said
to the chairman, %Tve always noticed that
he was allowed to vote when his views were
the same as those of yourself, and now when
he is opposed to forfeiture, you will not per
mit him to ca^t his ballot."
Cobb arose from his chair, and replied he
would not permit any one to impugn his mo
tives. "I don't mean to impugn your mo
tives," said Belford, ••but nevertheless, you
have allowed Brent* to vote here before." 1
The chairman, in answer said, heretofore no
one had raised the question of Brent.*' vot
ing. He always voted with the majority or
minority when hi* vote counted as nothing,
but as his vote at this time would decide a
question. In- would enforce the rules of the
house in excluding the ballot of the delegate.
A heated COlloqdJ between Chairman Cobb
and Belford followed, In which the latter as
serted h:= rights, on the committee were I
«ame as thu<e of the former. Representative i
Anderson was not present, and the deciding i
vote was left for him to east. The members ■.
of the committee are of the opinion he will •
vote for the forfeiture of the grant.
THE BONDED LlQt'Oi: BILL.
It is believed no minority report will be |
made on Morrison bonded spirits extension
bill. In the report submitted to-day, Mor- '
rison says, the committee on wr.vsaad means
having considered the subject of extending !
the time for the payment of the tax on dis
tilled spirits now in wan-honsc, by leave to .
report, that the production of distilled spirits ,
in the United states has be
come larger than demanded by
the market. The taxes are the targ
paid by any domestic industry, and it sufl rl
in common with other industries from the !
present depression in trade. The burden
from which it chiefly sutler- Is that directly '
imposed by the government. Its relief
would probably prevent Berious disaster and :
bankruptcy, not only to the interest Itself but
to the associates in its business interests. l
This bill pWpOSea not tO relieve any liability
for taxes now imposed by law, but simply to
postpone their payment for a period not ex- *
ceeding two years, on condition of further '
security, and payment of interest on the (
postponed taxes at highest rat.- paid by the ,
government on any of its debts.
It is rumored that .1. B. Butler, appoint
ment clerk oj thetreasurj department, is to
be promoted to assistant secretary, to .suc
ceed .1. ('. New. whose resignation took effect
on the 15th inst.
Col. Thos. WorUrington, of Ohio, died here
Seuator Harrison to-night, in answer to the
inquiry as to the chances of the bill passing
ConsjTe-s. -aid: "I have nodoubi it will pass
the senate if we can get consideration for it, ]
and I think we can. 1 do not think the
Democrats then-u ill antagonize it. because
its provision would nut admit the state before
the presidential election. Southern Dak' ta
has a population sufficient to elect two mem
bers to conirre--. If we cannot pass the bill !
this session, 1 urn sure it will go through the
uext eoiii,'ress. Bismarck is recognized lv
the bill as the capital of the remain ins.' ter
ritory, subject to the decision of a conven
tion. I can't Eec what excuse the Democrats
eouid have for opposing the bill."
Senator Mandcrson emphatically approved
the views expressed by Senator Harrison.
''Hereafter." he thought, "regard ought to
be had in admitting states, for the pre-erva- '
tiou of a mean, in mz" and prospective
population. It was time the northwest
should make it-? voice heard in national af
Senator Wilson had not [riven much
thought to the question, but waa in favor of
a division and the admission of Dakota. It
would be but simple Justice to it- people,
aud would relieve the national governm
from some expense.
Representative Murphy was bltterlj
posed to the proposition. "There was no
good reason why testimony should be di
vided, and it would take a lon^ argument
convince him to the contrary. Others migbi
veil their opposition in sophistries, but ho
WOUld be frank, and -ay In- opposed the (■ill
from political reasons. N i Democrat
going to take any chances in allowing more
Republican votes tj be cast in the next
The lirntal Murder, and t li#* Blood-
Cnn&ing Details by One <»f
Ciwixnati. Feb. :J\!. The examination
of the parties charged with the murder of
Beverly Taylor and wife am! Eliza Jane
Crambert, an adopted child, whose bodies
were sold to the Ohio Medical college the
night of tbe murder, was held at Avondale
this morning before Mayor Strickland. The
testimony Included the statement of R. B.
Dixon, the express driver, who said he waa
employed by Allen (ngalls, on thenightof
the murde.l, to do some hauling. That
Fngallaand another colored man mcl him at
the appointed place and he hauled threi
bodies in sacks to the Ohio Medical college.
He recognized Allen [ngaliri and Ben John
son U the men who put llie bodies in
the Wagon. Dr. Cllley, demonstrator
of anatomy of the Ohio Medical college, tei
tided that Allen ln^tilis and another man
brought the bodies, aud that he regarded In
iralls as a resurrectionist, but refused to tes
tify to any other cases where Ingalls had sold
the bodies to the college. Ben Johnson
pleaded guilty, but Allen Ingalls remained
defllant. He and Johnson were held for
murder in the first degree. Richard lugalls
and Jeff Pont were discharged.
Cincinnati. Ohio. Feb. l-i.— To-night the
resuit was made known of the long conver
sation in. the jail between Allen ln^alls and
Marshal Brown, in which the whole story of
the killing of the Taylor family was told.
IngaUsfor a long time resisted all attempt
to get the facts from him, but finally saying,
'Tin gone"anyhow; I know you will be g
to my family when I'm dead, I'll tell you the
truth of the horrible detail--, lie said that on
Friday morning, Ben Johnson, who lives
with him. said to him. he had three points
for that night. He explained that points 1
meant subjects for a medical coll< n> . il •
asked Johnson where they were."
Johnson Replied, ••the three people at the
Taylor cabin on the hill. They ar- no good,
aud/.ve can knock them thejin head." IngalLs
said he agreed, and went to the Ohio mcdl
eal college, and told them he would have
three subjects that night. They agreed to
pay him $19 :i piece and gave him a note to
expressman K. B. Dixon. lie went to the
expressman and engaged him to meet them
on the Avondale pike at 9 that night. He
then went horni'. and after dark, he aud
Johnson started to Taylor's. They bad a
bottle of whisky, took drink- and felt good.
The door was not locked. They bolted in on
the old man sitting by tne >:dc of the fire
place, his wife in front, aud the girl at work
in the room. Johnson had a locust club, a
little longer than a policeman's club, and be
gan striking them over the head right and
AS in: '.Vf.rt.u CATTLE.
The woman struggled and offered re-i-
ance. Inirall says he finally choked hi
death. Johnson easily disposed of the other
with his club. They then stripped the bodies I
and put them in the sacks which they brought |
along, and carried them to the roadside, and
went to meet the wagon. Loading them on
they drove to the Ohio Medical college, de
livered them, ami got their pay. I rural!
says he knows nothing about the firintr of
the cabin. It was stated to-night, that a mob
of sixty negroes organized last night to
lynch these men, but found the Avondale
jail too well guarded. Ingalla and Johnson
are in Cincinnati jail to-night Intrail* cou
fess«« ho has stolen seven:l bodies In the
past few months from the new cemetery be
yond Avondale. and s,,ld them to the Ohio
ALL AROI.NI> THE GLOBK.
The Memphis Jockey club offer seven
stakes, at their sprinir meeting, beginning
April S3, and continuing live days. They
ate all filled and include most of the nob-.!
racers iv the south and West.
At Mavieville. Que.. C\ F. Beauchemin,
manufacturer of hats, has assigned, with lia
bilities at *100,UO<>.
The produce exchange. New York, has
given $5.fi77 to the flood sufferers,and Mayor
Edson yesterday received HOSQ additional.
The prospects for the races' at Nashville, j
Term., are good, and nine races have
been filled with the crack flyers of the south
San Francisco is organizing for the r
of the Ohio river sufferers.
Loiha, Ky., Feb. -23.— The village of I
Vllle, W. Va., was visited by fire fast night,
causing a loss of $20,000, including: two ho
tels, three business houses and a number of
residence*. The insurance was about 312.
-000. V-'uu Schmueker is the principal '■
[ loser. 1
["he Inqnest on th* Mine Horror at Union
town. Pa. •
V Number of Minor Ca*ualtie-» From all
THt HH EXPLOSION*.
t'Nrovrowx, Pa., Feb. -j:i.—Coroner Bal
\r\ I'Omm.-noHlhU tnv.^tiiTjition thl< raorn
ng into the cause of the explosion on Wed
ie-.hiy morning at West Leisennng inine.Jin
which nineteen men were killed. Sap*.
Cavern was present with counsel to repre
•<-nt the company, while R. H. Lindsay ex
unined the witnesses in the Interest of the
Mofgtnt Richard, fire bo«j, <a!d he had not
■xamlned (Be mine for fire damp since Jfon
!ay morning, but had been through it with a
Baked iamp on Tuesday. The air shaft had
been covered up, bul waa m t d M i
Thos. Jenkjboss, paid, he had gone thri>ui;h
[he mine on Tuesday with a naked lam
had not looked for tir-j damp siuee the if
>U9 Thursday. He had not measured Urn
dr rurrentfor three weeks, bur eons
the shafi one <>f the mosl perfect he had ever
teen. The air shaft, he bad been informed
>y the carp Miters. was com I he had
lever notified the miners of the fact.
s< vitiil of the miners testified thai the tin
-309S had warned them on the 14th In
o go through the trap door between Nos. :!
md -l. Butts saying he would not do it ;>>r a..
he m >ney in the world.
Chas Conner, mining boss, I.eith shaft,
estified tha} the ventilation atLetsenrii
kmple, and, with some modifications, would
"u-;K:it it s model mine.
Contribution? for the benefit of the famil
ies of the sufferers art- coming
in. Judge Leisetiring, president
rompany, has sent a check for $1,000,
Vfter recess a large nnmber of witnesses
v.;i- examined. HansClendenningai
pral others, testified that the top of I
-haft was closed at night, that the air in the
mine waa bad and proper precautions bad
not been taken. They were flatly contradict
-6d by Ueorgc Bansel and other empl
Mine Inspector Steiner and 1
md Wilson Mossed, mining experts, testified
that the gag had undoubted!) accumulated In
the vacant rooms, and if they had been In
spected ou Wednesday morning
before the men went to wurk.
there would have been no
explosion. All agreed however, there wai .i
possibility that there had been a fall of the
roof, and the ltus had accumulated suddenly.
General Supt. Saggari testified that to the
best of bis knolwedge, every precaution t.> In
sure saf.ty to the miner- had been adopted.
He thought It a fact, that during Tuesday
uiL'ht. iiu-n hail L roue into the vacant rooms
with bare hUBM and that there had been a.
full of the roof and a sudden generation ol
tra-. ttiat could only have been guarded
against by Inspecting the mine ever. morn-
Ing before work commenced. As the pres
ence of gal had not been suspected in the
mine, tiii- had not been done, and \< was not
done in any other mine similar!} circum
Win. Contierl.y testified that he had no
ticed the pn nee of gas several times and
had lighted it. He notified the mine boss
about it Several other witnesses were ex
ainined, but nothing Irapi rtani waa elicited.
The jury retired at (j o'clock and arc »iill
Till VERDIi T.
The jury brought m a vi rdlct, censuring
the company for not having the mine exam
ined daily for lire damp, and the mine ill
for not having Inspected the mine.
Suits will now be Instituted Immediately by
lived of t!.e miii killed.
TllKni .11 a BRIDOI .
Qrisor, 111., Feb. ■::;. -Passenger Mo. •".,
bound west, on tin- Hannibal ASI ■
n ."i. I i-t nlghi went through a brld
( bariton river, at New < iimbrla, Mo., badly
wrecking the entire tram. A hoy named
Baldwin wai killed, two person
Injured, five seriously Injured, and twentj
itained minor Injuries.
\ . HI Rl !1 ANl> -. HOOL in 1.M.1..
< I.l\ iow ii i■, \\"i:.. Feb.'is.—St. Joseph
Catholic church and school at Kcshena burn*
e<l al :'. o'clock yeeterday. Seventy puj.il
ami ,-i"< sistern i leaped in their night clothed
and there were a number of ytrj narrow eg
&;■< i. Loss hoi stated.
N< T Ml I II |i VM WiE.
l-i; i mCRO, Feb. 28.—The flrc al the P
burg <v Allegheny passenger railway Btahln
was extinguished. The los* will oot exceed
$15,000, and ii covered by policies equal 1}
divided between home and foreign office**.
A -tiir breeze was blowing at the time, and
created const* rnation In the Immediate
neighborhood of the fire, bui the flre facilities
in the building prevented the spread of the
flames. Two firemen were Injured, bui not
fatally, by the fall of the roof of tin- burnt
portion of the bttilding.
Mai junk WOBM - DAXJ
Wovcbstbb, Mass., Feb. 23. A Ore In
the Cleveland machine works, damaged the
building and contents to the extent yl $-v). ■
out); fully insured.
Dbtkoit, Mich., Feb. 33, -The hospital
building, tailor -!iop and bakwrj i : the state
reformatory prison, al lonia, burned last
night Loss on the building 810,000, con
raontffion rorxn i>.-u>.
Anxm'oi.w, Md., Feb. 23.—Pedro Mon
t.tl 10. professor of Spanish at the naval
academy wa-> found dead this morning iv
the grounds of the academy.
TOW BOAT -INK.
."ittsbiko, pa.. Feb. 23. — The tow boal
Kfodoc, owned by <apt. Jam'- Evans, of this
city, and valued al (>t3,000, struck the north
pier of the new Seventh streel bridge, Alle
gheny river, this evening and sunk in ten
feet of water. The crew escaped.
I! kVI (.in ENliltill.
LocmrrtUt, Ky.. Feb. 28 The N w Alba
ny relict committee sends thanka for all ttie
contributions sen' that city, and -a.
do more assistance.
Kaksab City. Vto., Feb. 23. Al mldnlghl
the Hannibal iV St. Joseph train had v>t ai
rived frorii the scene of the wreck. As far
as koi vii there waa but one fatali!-.. Of the
injured, four are reported seriously, though
none dangerouslj hurt
lorn m rLOOD vm. -i
r.-.ioNTowN-, Ky.. Feb. 33.— A meeting of
the citizens of (Jniontown, irltto the com
mittee has been appointed to in.
■ i by water and storm, so aa I
vey a true estimate to the public, and a^k fur
such relief a* the public mi] sec
tend. The committee reports that th
$15,000. Many families h..
property and effects, and will 1
need of" he 1;) from abroad. Much has been
done by the'citizens of the surrounding
country, and many bon
now eared for. Th< ir suffering wiß beaVoid
ed, if help from abroad i- received. Money,
especially, in needed, to help rebuild homed
of those who have twice lost their property by
th 6 floods. Ail contributions shou
dressed to J. C. Hamilton, chairman of the
relief committee, (Jniontown, a mem
ber of the town council, who will ack
the receipt of stlcb.
THE BH!l>f;r ACCTDKXT.
KajisaaCrt, Md.. Feb. 28.—Later i
lan snow the brtdga dl«l not fall, but while the
traiu was CTOMtag Urn smoking car itrucktbe
bridge rail aud erasbed over the embank
ment, bmiing upon end into the water. The
next coach was dragged partly over, but wa
held by the ear- behind. Of "the injured all
but three aft able to be about The brldg<
spans a cteek, the water In which
eight feet deep.
TIHIN WBSCKXD 11V A c\l.r.
DrsvEß, Col., Feb. -.»:;—At seten tbli
mornintr. duriufr a terrific wind storm, two
coaches erf the Dtnvef bound Colorad ■
train wire blown from the trark in the rtein
ity of Oeorgstown. Two ladles wew ■■ litrhtiv
burned, and severa) other passengers Injured,
but not .■<criou';!y. Three years :nz". in n
actly the same locality, an entire train, ex
cepttngtbe engine, wa- capslxedby the wiui
Ni:w Ya&x, Feb. 93.—-A break occurrM In
the levee opposite Tbibadaux, on Judge
Be.nttv"s place. It is now about '-•..
wide and two bet deep. Tiic planters an
at work nau expect k> ilaM tUv- towak hf