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DPPBB MISSISSII'l'I VALLEY.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
gt Paul 30.45 19 SW Clear
LaCrosse 30.41 *1 NW Clear
., Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 30.32 22 S Clear
Ft Garry 30.30 11 S Hazy
Minnedosa 30.23 li NW Pair
Moorhead 30.40 0 S Clear
Quapelle 30.25 13 W Fair
St. Vincent 30.07 -2 NW Clear
Ft. Assinaboto.aO.8J 23 Calm Clear
KOKT1IEI1N BOCKT MOUNTAIN SL0.PE.
liar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Buford 30.32 13 W Clear
Fl Custer 30.40 19 SE Clear
Helena, M. T...30.33 25 W Clear
Huron, D. T....30.48 21 SK Clear
Medicine Hat...30.37 5 8W Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather
Duluth 30.41 21 W Clear
DAILY LOCAL. MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather.
30.382 18.0 4.5 SW Clear
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .0, max
mum thermometer, 30.5; minimum tkennoin
iter, 7.5; daily range, 23.0.
- Below zero.
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signai Corps, U. S. A
Washington, March 14, 1 a. m.—Indications
for Upper Mississippi geuerally colder, fair
weather, variable winds, incieasing pressure fol
lowed by diminishing pressure in the northern
part. Slight rise in temperature. Missouri val
ley, slight warm, generally fair weather, winds
shifting to easterly diminishing preceded south
ern part, increasing pressure.
TESTER DA IPS MAUKETS.
Produce and grain were slow und quiet on
'change, with prices generally steady. At Chi
cago the market was dull and lifeless, and closed
weak; wheat was %&%C lower, corn Ji@!'ic,
and oats J4@!aC beluw Wednesday's close; pork
also closed a shade lower. At Milwaukee the
market was witliout interest, following in the
wake of Chicago it closed with wheat VtC lower
than on Wednesday. The stock exchange
at New York opened stronger and higher,
bnt in the afternoon the market weakened
became more active and declhied. The close was
weak and irregular, seventeen out of thirty active
shares closed lower and thirteen higher than
Wednesday. The gceatest decline was in Oregon
Navigation, 3 per cent., and the greatest advance
was made by New York Central, 2J4 per cent.
The mining stock market was weak, lower and
active, and closed irregular.
The recognition of the Globe as a friend
and representative of Southern Minnesota
by the laud convention at Windom yester
day, is acknowledged with thanks. The
Globe will strive to deserve the very flatter
The record of another awful calamity
comes to the public this morning, with the
terrible story that a hundred and fifty men
perished in a Virginia coal miue. The ex
plosion must have been the result of care
lessness upon the part of some unfortunate
miner, who with the thoughtlessness of con
stant coutact with the caverns in the bowels
of the earth, impudently touched with his
lamp a fissure of surcharged gas, which did
the frightful mischief.
A FilST MAIL THAT SHOULD BE
The arrival in St. Paul of the fast mail
from New York at 3:22 p. m. yesterday with
letters postmarked at New York at 7 p. m.
Tuesday, was the dawning of a new and
welcome era. The authorities of the post
office department have earned the thanks
of the public for what they
have accomplisded and their hearty recep
tion in St. Paul shows that their ef
forts are duly appreciated.
While this is the ease it must be conceded
that so far as St. Paul is concerned the ser
vice might be greatly improved. The ad
vautage to business men of a
fast mail, is to have it arrive
arrives at au hour when itis available for the
business of the day. This it does not do.
Except when there is a test case (as there
was yesterday), the business men in St.
Paul will not receive their mail until
5 p. m. and sometimes later.
This is too late for the cur
rent day's business. The train arrives at
Chicago at 12:30 a. m., and at 3 it continues
to the northwest. There is no good reason
why it should not leave at 1:30 a. m., and
thus enable the mail to bo in St. Paul
at 2 p. m. instead of 3:30. That hour and
a half which is needlessly lost in Chicago
makes the mail of slight service in St. Paul
compared with what it should be.
If it reached here at 2 p. m., it would be in
time to go out over the Sioux City division of
the Omaha road, as well as serviceable to our
business meu. At no point on the route is
there such a loss of time as at Chicago. Now
that the officials have inaugurated the fast
mail, they should see that no .unnecessary
We understand that the orginal pro
gramme was to occupy only one hour (which
is ample) iu the transfer at Chicago, and so
leave that point, as suggested, at 1:30 a.m.,
and tbe delay was allowed to accommodate
the publishers of Chicago papers. The fast
mail from New York to Chicago, a few years
ago, was devised to accommo
date the New York papers by
leaving at 4 a. ni., iustead of departing
at night, when tiie business of the day was
over. The result was tbat the fust maii did
not live. That defect has been remedied by
the present service, and the train leaves New
York ut 8:30 p. m., but the fatal error is re
peated at •Chicago and the business iuterests
are largely ignored. Gen. Gresham and
Mr. Hatton have done well but they can do
THE ORDERLY FROM MAINE.
The Loganites and others who are
after the scalp of Fitz John
Porter are for the moment happy. There
has been some new evidence discov
ered which convicts that officer beyond all
peradventure. This evidepce, lately ex
humed is tbat of an orderly, who hasjust
been discovered somewhere down in Maine.
Grant, Garfield all the leading military men
of the age have carefully examined the case,
and come to the unanimous conclusion that
Porter was innocent. But now there turns
up, after twenty years, an orderly from
Maine, who is of a different opinion from
that of Grant, Rosecrans and many others
who commanded armies during the war, and
this of course, settles it. The orderly knows.
For the sake of patriotic republicans who
are chattering .over Porter, and who never
saw any war and who may therefore be of
the impression that an orderly outranks a
Major General and is possibly a "bigger man
than old Grant," it may be stated that an
orderly is a private soldier who is a species
of body servant to the officer to whom he is
attached. He saddles ' the steed of his su
perior, he is never entrusted with important
matters and in the case of an officer of high
rank, the orderly is never anything
more than a species of upper
servant. When a commanding officer
wishes to send instructions to his subordin
ates as to thc disposition of troops, or other
important matters he always sends one of
his staff as bearer of the orders. When an of
ficer wishes to borrow a gallon of whiskey
from a neighboring tent he sends an order
ly with his compliments; when a command
ing general wishes to order a major general
to execute a movement, the orderly is pre
cisely the man whom he does not select for
thc duty. All the great Republican journals are
elated, enthusiastic, babbling over revala
tions of an orderly down in Maine. Grant is
nowhere and nobody. Garfield, Rosecrans,
and all the others are nowhere aud nobody,
but the orderly from somewhere dowu in
Maine is everywhere and everybody. He out
ranks them all. He is superior to the best
military judgment of the age. His word as
against the greatcaptains who led the nation
al armies and saved the union, is over
whelming and conclusive. And now that
the orderly has been brought out, let us have
the cook, the cook has as good an opportu
nity to judge of Porter and the maneuvering
of armies as the orderly; possibly, better,
as he is a man whose profession includes
thought and a high order of judgment. Aud
there is that intelligent contraband trot him
out. He blacked the boots of oilicers, stole
pigs aud chickens for the headquarters mess,
and was in a position to know more than the
orderly as tothemovemetitsof divisions, and
the plans of battles. Let us have the contra
band. His testimony as to Porter's treason
willbe conclusive. Lets have him! He is'
as valuable a wituess as the orderly and not
unlikely a better informed and more intel
THE OLD TICKET.
The New York Star after carefully looking
over the field comes to the conclusion that
there is a steady growth of sentiment in
every section of the country, in favor of
nominating the old ticket of 1876, on the
gound both of political expediency and his
torical justice. It, also, believes that Mr.
Tilden's position was correctly stated some
time since, and is unchanged, namely, that
"he views his public career as a matter so
absolutely in the control of the public de
cision that he will tacitly abide the results of
The Star is the organ of Tammany, and
goes for the Old Ticket because it believes it
to be the most available, and sure to com
mand success, but loyally says, "Tammauy
has no specially favorite candidate—even the
old ticket excepted"—but will support the
ticket fairly put in nomination by the Dem
In alluding to a movement in behalf o'f the
Old Ticket the Star said in June last:
"The fate of the party lies in the hands of its
leaders. If in their judgment, as well as in
that of the friends of Mr. Tilden, it is the best,
and wisest, and safest policy to place once more
inthe field the ticket which was elected in 1870,
no Democrat has a right to object. It is beyond
dispute that Mr. Tilden was elected to the presi
dency seven years ago, and that the suffrages of
the people were nullified by the shameless
action of a packed and fraudulent tribunal. And
if, setting all personal considerations and indi
vidual ambitions aside, the Democracy, through
their representatives in national convention,
should conclude to revitalize and vindicate the
'old idea,' it will be beyond the power of any
loyal Democrat to withhold his approval of that
The sentiments the Star still adheres to, so
it affirms does the Tammany organization,
not in a dictatorial spirit, but in the desire,
above all else, to have put in nomination
the strongest and most available ticket to
strengthen the party and rescue the Federal
government from the mire of corruption.
Many damaging revelations have been
made since the theft of the Presidency in
1S77, but the most startling of all has recent
ly been made by Congressman Blackburn, of
Kentucky, of a nefarious plot by the Repub
licans to seize the Presidency by force if de
feated in the passage of the Electoral Com
This revelation is now made for the first
time. TLe statemeutis thatthe late President
Garfield privately told Mr. Blackburn of a
sinister conference held by Graut and his
cabinet officers, and General Sherman on the
evening of the final debate on the Electoral
Commission bill. The conference deter
mined to march 600 Federal soldiers to the
capitol in the middle of the night, station
them in the basement of the House, and if
necessary, employ them to overawe and in
timidate congress. Mr. Blackburn further
The filibusters were then to be notified by an
order from the president that the persistent fili
bustering in the face of the situation, would be
treated as an act of rebellion aud the objecting
members would be arrested and carried out.
Garfield denounced this programme, lie said
such an act would arouse the eountry to a pitch
of madness and that blood would flow in the
streets of every city. His objections were not
' listened to until he said that if this resolution
was persisted in he should go to the telegraph
office and denounce the whole thing to the
The conspicuous patriotism of President
Garfield in this act will add to his honorable
fame for his fidelity to the best interests of
his country by his opposition to a treason
able plot to hold the reins of government by
usurpation, if fraud failed.
The character of Mr. Blackburn forbids
the idea that he could attribute such a state
ment to Gen. Garfield, unless he had actually
The public can see from this, the gulf into
which the country narrowly escaped from
being plunged into by the corruptionists,
nor will it be a surprise that such a party
stole the presidency, when their leaders- de
termined to hold it by force if not by fraud.
More than ever will the people, in the
light of such revelations, desire to rescue the
government from the hands of a party whose
leaders were capable of perpetrating a gigan
tic villiany by force, if fraud failed,by calling
the Old Ticket Into the field, to give the peo
ple an opportunity to redress tbe fraud and
wrongs perpetrated by a gigantic conspiracy
of leading corruptionists.
It will be a gratification to the country to
kuow that there is a growing feeling in favor
of the Old Ticket Mr. Payne and others
have only been spoken of, on the supposi
tion that Mr. Tilden was unalterably opposed
to a renomination. Every promin
ent Democrat, whose name has been
connected with a possible nomination
for the Presidency, will heartily rejoice, as
will the general Democratic public, to know
that Mr. Tilden places himself in the hands
of his party, and will acquiesce in its deci
sion. It will be but poetic justice to put
Mr. Tilden into the Executive chair from
which he was kept by fraud.
Mr. Hendricks refused to bc again a can-
THE ST/PAUL DAILY GLOBE. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH U, 1884.
didate for Vice President in 1880. But for
that refusal the Old Ticket might have then
been put in nomination, with a very differ
ent result than the one reached. But Mr.
Hendricks has reconsidered his refusal of
1880, and is willing to acquiesce in the will
of the people. The way seems fairly clear for
the old ticket and a reform ofthe govern-
ment by wrenching its administration from
the clutches of the corruptionists and con
spirators who have so long fraudulently fat
tened on the spoils of office.
Senator McDonald, at the threshold of the
discussion of his name as aPresidential possibility
with the favorable mention accorded him in the
Woman's Suffrage convention at Washington,
with the strong wave of pop
ular esteem Sweeping toward him
from the sonth, with the popular esteem in
which he is held among the people of his own
state, is met with an unpleasant opposition that
may have the efEect to blight his prospects and
possibly decide him not to permit his name to
appear in the lists at Chicago. Talk is already
being indulged that must have more or
less effeet in injuring him as a
candidate, thopgh the motive which underlies it
is ungracious, if not wholly malignant, and the
objective point to force him into retiracy. It is
a fact that Mrs. McDonald was a divorced woman
and that Mr. McDonald was the attorney who
procured the divorce. His marriage to a di
vorced lady, it is said, would drive from him
many Catholic votes. The facts of the divorce
trial and the subsequent marriage, have been
tortured into various 'lgly forms, and if the Sena
tor goes to Chicago and insists upon remaining a
candidate he must go prepared to see published
by newspapers opposed to him a great many
very disagreeable things. The result will
be the greatest amount of dis
comfort. Mrs. McDonald is too attractive
a woman to ever be pardoned for getting rid of a
very worthless husband and for marrying so
prominent and influential a man as she did. In
so doing she incurred the special enmity of Mrs.
Hendricks, who was the leader of Indianapolis
society at that time, and who has been accused of
leading the war which has been waged against
Mrs. McDonald. Prior to her marriage with the
Senator Mrs, McDonald was not prominent in
Indianapolis society, but she was well received by
every one. The first evidence of impropriety
discovered by the ladies who have since waged
war upon her was her marriage to the Senator.
The presidency is a great prize, but there are
things in the life of a man beside which it is as
nothing. But the people, as a body, are fair
minded, and if a nomination were accorded Mr.
McDonald malignant tongued scandal could harm
him very little, for the reason that partisan fury
would havc spent itself and the reaction would
extract the venom of itB claws. '
But for the fact thc New York Commercial
Adoeiiixe.r was the chief organ of President
Arthur, its sale for $375,000 would not bc a matter
of much, if any public concern. Hugh Hastings,
in his life-time was a close friend of Mr. Arthur,
and upon his funeral day the chief magistrate of
the nation walked by his bier. The stock of the
paper is in 144 shares, and of these Mr. Hast
ings held 111, and jointly with Mr. Van Schaick
owned fifteen more. By his will Mr. Hastings
distributed forty-five shares among his nephews,
to one twenty, to another ten, and to three, five
shares each, all of the young men be
ing employed on the paper. To Mr.
Hastings he gave seventy-three and a half shares,
including half of the fifteen shares in which Van
Schaick holds an interest. Mrs. Hastings had
control of thepaper, but she wearried of the care,
and desired to reside abroad for a time. Several
offers were made to her, and finally she disposed
of her shares to Parke Gouwin, Harold Godwin
and Henry Scdly, whose control of the paper
leaves Arthur without an organ among the jour
nals of the city, a fact that ia thought to indicate
the wane of interest in his ambition for a second
A young Miss of fourteen, who is described as
" a bright little girl," victimized a number of
prominent physicians of Boston, one afternoon
last week, by requesting their presence at 89
Blossom street, Chelsea, where a Mrs Wagner
was lying in a serious state frora injuries pro
duced by a fall. The doctors all hastened to
Chelsea, one of them a gentleman over seventy
years of age, to find that " Mrs. Wagner" was
w-holly an invention of the joking maiden. As
the congregation of doctors met together at 89
Blossom street, they were at first inclined to hold
an indignation meeting, but finally took a less
serious view of their loss of two hours time, and
shook hands good naturedly.
For twenty years Miss Fannie Curtiss, of
Stafford, Conn., has been confined to her be'd. by
supposed incurable infirmities. Last week Fri
day afternoon, for the first time in a fifth of a
century she left her bed, stood upon her feet,
and in the evening walked to church and return
ed, a distanced of half a mile, without assistance
and now regards herself restored to health.
This wonderful physical transformation and re
cuperation is attributed wholly to the prayer
cure. Bev. A. J. Sloan, the rector of Christ
chnrch, (Episcopal) being the author of the cure
through the efficacy of prayer. "Can these
things be and not o'ercome us, like a summer
cloud, with wonder?"
Winter lingers. The lap of Spring is ice
bound. There is no warmth, nor flowers. The
birds do not sing, and the coal-bin, oft de
pleted, is still as a ministering angel. The pe
riod of relief however approaches, as we are as
sured by the calculations in Tice's almanac, and
when upon the 21st day of the month the sun
crosses the line, the gladsome Spring will be
loosed from its bonds and bound down upon us
with gentle zephyrs and warming rays that will
make the heart of man rejoice and restore to
nature the bouyant powers so long dormant in
the winter-kings embrace. Hail the day.
Apropos of the visit of the Cleveland editor to
St. Paul, the present week, a note in the London
Echo, from Sir Le pel Griffin says that "he met
but one newspaper editor in the United States
who impressed him as a person of more than or
dinary intelligence, and that was Major Arm
strong, of the Cleveland Plain-DealerA'' We
aren't in the least jealous of the compliment to
the genial Major. Sir Lepel found him,' as every
one does, a whole-souled gentleman.
The Ontario Bureau of Agriculture publishes
a statement that during 1883 the population of
the province diminished 6000, the annual budget
of the bureau shows that the population of the
provinces is only two thousand more than it was
ten years ago and that it has only seventeen
thousand less farmers thau in 1881. What Cana
da loses in population the United States gains.
TnE New Orleans cotton exposition is to be
spread over 247 acres, and it is understood they
have a good deal of land to the square Inch in
that country, and the affair promises to be the
"biggest show on earth"—at least of cotton.
The Massachusetts nerves are too esthetic to
permit Dime Museums to exhibit huinan mon
strosities, and a hill is before the legislature to
prohibit such exhibits. After Tewksbury, this is
F. N. Merrill, Esq., the manager of the
Mankato cement works, is at the Merchants
with his family. Mr. Merrill is one of the
most energetic men of that enterprising city
and is rushing the business he represents
Favor the Old Ticket.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
New York, March 13.—Congressman
Springer, of Illinois, was in the city to-day,
and said in answer to questions:
"I am in favor of the old ticket. Tilden and
Hendricks should be the standard bearers in
the coming campaign."
"How does Arthur stand?"
"I think he is leading, and the voice of
the Republicans seems to be for him. Blaine's
name awakens no enthusiasm, but Lincoln
has many friends."
Samuel Eller, formerly superintendent of
public instruction in Illinois, also said that
Tilden and Hendricks would be the Demo
cratic standard bearers.
Roland Jones, aged fifty, of Rochester, N.
Y., suicided by jumping into the river and
going over the Genessee falls. He was afraid
his personal property would be taxed.
A cyclone in Mississippi on the 11th
caused a large amount of loss.
Gov. Glick, of Kansas, has issued a pro
clamation calling a special session of the
legislature to devise means to suppress the
cattle disease in the state.
Analysis of the Vote for the Relief of
Fitz John Porter.
Frelinghnysen's Course in the Lasker Matter
to be Endorsed.
The Forfeiture ofthe Oregon Central Land
| Special telegram to the Globe.]
"Washington*, March 13. —It is learned
from members of the house committee on
foreign affairs that their meeting to-day de
veloped no such serious differences touching
the course that congress should take in rela
tion to the Lasker incident as cannot readily
be harmonized by the sub-committee. In
the interchange of opinions to-day, it was
ascertained that the Republican members
were inclined to be more communi
cative than the Democrats, but
neither expressed themselves in favor of go
inii- very much further than the adoption of
a resolution commending the action of the
secretary of state. It was generally con
ceded thut Mr. Frelinghuysen had placed
this country in an advantageous position by
declining to receive the dishonored resolu
tions, and it would not be wise for the house
to do more than to endorse his letter to Min
ister Sargent in plain, but respectful terms.
A member of the committee says he is sat
isfied that the committee's recommendation
will be conservative, but that it is likely that
some Democratic members of the house will
urge the adoption of something more
The bill for the restoration of Gen. Fitz
John Porter to the army has now passed both
houses of the Forty-eighth congress, but hav
ing been amended in the senate is not yet
ready to go to tlie president. The senate
amendment merely changes the form of the
bill and it was accepted by Porter's friends
to more thoroughly allay the fears of some
persons that in the form in which the house
passed it, it might confer on Porter some
apparent right to claim pay for the time he
was out of the service. Gen.
Porter has never asked for a
cent for this period and has largely disclaimed
any desire for money. His frieuds have ac
cepted readily any amendment offered by
his opponents in either house of congress to
make it more certain that he cannot get what
he never asked for,
Gen. Slocum said to-night that the senate
amendment would make no trouble in the
house and would probably cause but little
delay. As a good deal of time would elapse
before the bill could be reached on the
speakers' table in ordinary course, an effort
will be made to concur in
the Senate amendment and pass the bill
under suspension of the rules. If Gen.
Slocum is authorized by the house military
committee-ib do so he can make the neces
sary motion next Monday and this will prob
ably be done. As to the action of the presi
dent that fact that two years ago he remitted
the unexpired portion of Gen. Porter's sen
tence on the ground of grave doubt as to the
justice of the original sentence makes it
very improbable that he will do otherwise
now than to sign the bill and nominate Gen.
Porter to be a colonel • in the army,
The majority of the bill iu the senate was
eleven, the vote standing thirty-six to twen
ty-five. Six Republicans, counting Ridle
berger, voted for the bill. One more Repub
can—Don Cameron—would have voted for
it had he been present, but his vote was
saved by a special pair on this question
with Senator Anthony, his general pair being
with Senator Butler. The six Republicans
who voted for the bill were Hoar, Jones, of
Nevada, Pike, Riddleberger, Sabin and
Sewell. Hoar and Sewell voted for the bill
last) year when it got three Re
publican votes and passed by
a majority of only 6ix. Jones
voted against the bill last year. Pike, Sabin
and Riddleberger have come into the senate
since the former vote. That Pike and Sabin
would vote on this question was known to
members of the New Hampshire and Minne
sota legislatures who were adherents of Por
ter's case at the time these gentlemen were
elected to the senate. Riddleberger was ex
pected to follow the example of Mahone and
decline to vote but he not only voted but
spoke briefly in favor of the bill. He was in
Jackson's command when Porter attacked it
on the 30th of August 1862 and fought it al
most hand to hand and declared that Por
ter's gallantry on that occasion would secure
his vote. Aside from these remarks the
only speeches made were those of Logan and
Manderson. The former spoke with all his
usual force on this occasion and was the star
attraction that packed the galleries. The at
tempts of the audience to applaud him were
promptly checked by the chair.
Senator Manderson made a very eloquen
speech in opposition to the bill, mainly on
the ground that Congress had no power to
pass it, and that it was a dangerous precedent.
He presented the legal objections to the bill
with great force and eloquence.
The galleries were crowded before the de
bate began, and all the afternoon crowds
of people stood at the door3 awaiting their
chance when somebody came out. There
were several persons even in the diplomatic
gallery and there was scarcely standing room
in the other galleries. A large number of
members of congress spent the afternoon in
the senate chamber, returning to their own
end of the capitol oecasonally when notified
that their votes were needed.
The announcement of the result of the
vote was greeted by a storm of ap
plause and hisses from the galleries.
Of course the Republicans who
were opposed to thc bill are very angry at the
six Republican senators who voted for it.
To them it was simply a party question, and
the six senators committee the worst crime
known to a politician in voting against tbe
majority of their own party. As Senator
Sabin is chairman of the Republican nation
al committee these geutlemeu are especially
embittered against him and are making
the air lurid with their comments.
But Mr. Sabin was committed
to Porter's side by the fact that he had signed
a memorial a year or two ago, with otlier
Minnesota gentlemen, in support of this very
measure. John Sherman, however, is not so
easily committed. Several years ago he was
a mild friend of Porter and took some part
in an effort to have the case reopened. Last
winter he sat in his seat in the senate and
refused to vote at all. To-day he voted
against the bill.
[Western Associated Press. |
Washington, March 13.—The majority of
the seuate committee on public lands, voted
to recommend the forfeiture of the un
earned portion of the land grant of tha Ore
gon Central road. The bill has been ordered
reported and the details are not determined
upon. The line affected by this action is
between Forest Grove and Astoria, a' dis
tance of seventy miles. The grant for this
portion of the road covers 1,130,880 acres.
THE RETURNED RESOLUTIONS.
The house committee on foreign affairs
to-day considered the action of Bismarck
upon the Lasker resolutions. Mr. Phelps
proposed that a report be submitted to the
house, declaring in effect, that the wise
course of the secretary of state relieved the
house of the necessity of any further action.
Mr. Eaton said, the act of Bismarck was an
insult, and as such, should be resented in
terms which would leave no doubt of its em
phatic disapproval. A variety of views,inter
mediate between this and the
friends of the resolution, were expressed by
other members of the committee,
suggestions were made, that the words con
demning the act of the German chancellor
should be accompanied by expressions of re
gard for the German nation. Mr. Rice said,
while he believed the state department had
left the matter in the best possible 'position,
yet, as the insult had been directed to the
house of representatives, that body should
express, in dignified terms, its resentment.
The matter, he thought, ought not to be left
entirely with the department of state. Fur
ther consideration of the subject was referred
to a subcommittee, consisting of Curtin,
Eaton, Phelps and Rice.
The Fith John Porter bill, as reported from
the senate committee, was amended by strik
ing out the provisions for the restoration of
Porter "to all the rights, titles and privileges
of the rank held by him at the time of his
dismissal from the army." This amend
ment necessitates the return of the bill in
Messrs. Fee and Hannaford, of the North
ern Pacific road are expected in St. Paul this
The St. Paul & Manitoba road is at work
opening its Brown's Valley branch and
Devil's Lake extension.
Col. Shaw, general agent of the passenger
department of the Indiana, Bloomington &
Western road, is in St. Paul.
A large party of North Carolina people ar
rived yesterday, and will go over the North
ern Pacific to Portland and other points on
the Pacific coast.
The directors of the Louisville, Ky., board
of trade met Wednesday and protested
against the cut in the railroad rates from St.
Louis to the seaboard, which is a discrimina
tion against Louisville. Resolutions asking
a remedy were adopted.
Railroad officials in St. Paul yesterday re
ceived advices from the Chicago, St. Louis
& Pittsburg road that it is prepared now to
receive and forward freight of all kinds for
points on the Cleveland <fc Marietta railway.
The great fast mail train came over the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road in 12
hours and 30 minutes from Chicago to St.
Paul, and it did not have to hurry at all to do
it either, owing to the solid roadbed and
splendid equipment of the road.
As a result of the fast mail train business
it may be stated that the writer saw a postal
card in St. Paul yesterday that was mailed in
New York March 11, at 7 p. m., and as the
fast mail traiu that brought it arrived here at
3:30 p. m. it must have come through in less
than two days.
The Fargo, Larimore & Northern road is
being pressed forward, and it is claimed the
road will be of immense benefit to the
farmers in the counties along the Red river.
The road will run from Fargo north, mid
way between the St. Paul & Manitoba road,
and the Casselton branch, north to Larimore
and to Medford and Garfield in Walsh
A report was circulated yesterday after
noon that the St. Paul& Manitoba road would
put on a fast mail train immediately between
St. Paul and Winuipeg, in order to carry the
mail through to Winnipeg at the same rate
of speed as it is now brought here from
New York. Inquiry at the general offices of
the road was made, and it was learned that
there was no truth whatever in the report.
The Chicago & Northwestern has issued a
circular to agents, farmers and grain dealers
announcing that until June 1, 1884, it will
transport, between any of its stations in the
state of Iowa, corn for seeding purposes free,
subject to the following rules: "If the corn
is consigned direct to farmers the agent at
receiving station upon being satisfied that
the corn is for seeding purposes only, will
correct Chicago & Northwestern railway
charges to read 'free' on such shipments, lf
the corn is consigned to grain dealers it must
be in full car loads, and before billing is cor
rected or Chicago & Northwestern charges
refunded, consignees must guarantee that
the corn will be sold to parties Ior seeding
purposes only, at not more than 10 cents
per bushel above cost."
Mr. George B. Reeve, traffic manager of
the Chicago & Grand Trunk railway, has jus
issued the following circular to' agents and
connections regarding freight for Canada:
"In order to avoid delay to freight at the
boundary line all shipments from points iu
the United States destined to points in Can
ada, Manitoba, British Columbia, etc., must
be accompanied by original and duplicate in
voices of value, which must be certified to by
the shipper as being correct. The invoices
and also duplicate bills of lading must be
attached to the waybills and aacompany the
freight. In order to avoid any chance of
these documents being lost they should be
attached to the waybills with mucilage. Our
connections have notified us that they will
refuse to accept shipments for the British
provinces unless accompanied by the neces
LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS.
Post No. 73, G. A. R., was mustered in
at Hunt's hall last night under the best aus
pices by Captain Babb. Mr. Price was elected
commander, N.' Trusdell senior, Robert
Pratt, quartermaster, Dr. Skinner, adjutant,
Middlemarch junior, commander.
A man named Moshier was struck by
switch engine No. — in the Manitoba rail
way yards last evening. He was taken to the
College hospital. His injuries are internal,
and dangerous, but his surgeon thinks he
will recover. He was kept under the in
fluence of opiates all last night.
Haverly's mastodon minstrels are ever popu
lar with Minneapolis theater goers. They
began a half week's engagement in the
Grand last night to a packed house,and many
people went away unable to get admission.
The entertainment was exceptionally funny,
the company being composed of the prince's
of minstrelsy. The musical numbers and
the specialty acts were received
with enthusiastic applause, and • in
lact, it was a veritable ovation.
The Glenn Men of the First Ward Hold a
The Glenn faction met last night to hold
a First ward caucas. D. B. Johnson presid
ed and said this was a continuation or an ad
journed caucus where they bad been over
ridden by thugs and gamblers
from other wards. He announced
that it was war to the knife. A vote was
taken for delegates to the Democratic city
convention, and 285 were cast, all but one
being for the following Glenn ticket:
David B. Jolinson, Harry Burke, John T.
Lee, Mathew Bredinjus, Fred Terryo, M. W.
Glenn, Michael Keers, Wm. Olsen, Robt.
Ervin, N. Long, E. P. Chesley, Hugh Butler,
Joseph Ingerhutt, M. Tobin, John Priester.
John T. Lee was nominated for Alderman
by 2S0 to one. Col. Glenn made a speech
sharply criticising Mayor Ames and was fol
lowed by Mr. Lee and Johnson.
Third Ward Caucus.
The following delegates were nominated at
the Third ward Democratic caucus held in
Hunt's hall last evening: Herman West
phal, Wm. McArdle, Chas. Hoag, Wm. Mas
solt, Matthew Goss, Thos. Fagin, Mat. Sehu
lenberg, Alvin Ejchhorn, A. L. Menard, J.
C. Walker, Fred. Heekcrich, J. B. McArder,
Robert Reid, Henry Hine and Levi Gorman.
An informal ballot for alderman was then
taken, resulting as follows: Wm. McArdle,
173; Daniel Waitt, 181; Mr. Baxter, 9; Chas.
Allen, 5, and Mr. Zeigler, 32. The next bal
lot was cast for McArdle and Waitt.the others
having retired from the contest, and out of
349 votes cast McArdle got 187 and Waitt
158. McArdle was then unanimously nom
inated as thc choice of the meeting for alder
Chas. Allen acted as chairman, with Aid.
Hershaw as secretary, and Chas. Hoag, Wm.
Sheehan and Attorney Ebert as tellers. The
meeting was very orderly aud the proceed
ings were conducted to the satisfaction of
all. Attorney's, Ebert and Donahoe and Mr.
McArdle made ringing speeches and dis
persed the audience in the best of humor.
Reception to Blaine.
Baltimore, March 13- —A reception and
dinner was gtven to James G. and Mrs.
Blaine to-night, by Henry G. Davis and Mrs.
Davis, West Virginia. Among those present
were Mrs. Senator Harrison, Ind. Business
engagements at Washington prevented the
presence of Senator Harrison,
A Terrible Mine Explosion at
One Hundred and Fifty Miners In-
The Fearful Force of the Explosion Shown
by the Havoc Wrought.
The Victims Mangled, Having their Heads
antl Limbs Blown Oil'.
Lynchburg, March 13. —No further par
ticulars are yet received of the explosion in
the coal mines at Pocahontas, Va. Great
confusion prevails there and accurate in
formation cannot be had before evening. A
special train with surgeons on board, left this
city for the scene of the explosion at ten
fifteen this morning.
The work of destruction at the mines Is
horrible and complete. There were a hun
dred and fifty in the mine at the time of the
explosion, not one of whom is believed to
have escaped. Those not killed outright by
the terrible force of the explosion, have
most likely perished from after
damp. The cause of the explosion is not
definitely ascertained, as the entries tothe
mine are full of bad air. The presumption
is, one of the miners struck a fissure of
THE AWFUL CALAMITY.
Petersburg, March 13.—Several parties
ventured into the mines this morniug, but
could not long endure the foul atmosphere.
A number of bodies were discovered, horri
bly mangled, some of tbem with tiieir heads
torn from tne trunk, others with limbs all
gone, presenting an appalling spectacle.
The work of destruction is not confined en
entirely of the mines, but houses 200
or 300 feet removed from
the mines were overturned, and in several
instances entirely demolished. The large
ventilator of the Southern Improvement Co.
was blown to atoms, and the mines cannot
be entered till another is constructed, for the
purpose of freeing the atmosphere of its
suffocating fumes. This work is new pro
A large force are engaged on the outside
of the mines constructing coffins, and
perfecting other arrangements for the inter
ment of the dead miners, most of whom
Lynchburg, March 13.—Thhe latest intel
ligence is that an exploring party entered
the mine a short distance, and brought out
six bodies in a frightfully mutilated condi
tion. There is no hope of any being rescued
The mine in whieh the disaster occurred is
known as the Flat Top mine, and ls situated
in the north east portion of Tazewell county,
at the base of the Flat Top mountains, which
divide that section of Virgiuia from West
Virginia. The company working the miue
are known as the Southwest Virginia Im
provement company, butthe mines are really
under the control of the Norfolk ifc Western
Railroad company, who have a branch road
running from New River to Pocahontas,about
sixty miles. John C. Ilsley,of Pennsylvania,
if president of the Improvement companv.
and Wm. A. Lathrop superintendent. The
mines are comparatively new, having been
in active operation a little over a year. From
500 to 600 hands are employed and a large
quantity of coal is being taken out.
The latest Intelligence from the explosion
at the Pocahontas mines, is, about one hun
dred and fifty men killed. Tbe accident was
caused by the men going too far with lamps.
All the machinery was wrecked. Efforts are
making to recover the bodies, but in conse
quence of after damp very little progress is
made. A relief train with physicians and ex
plorers have gone to the scene of the acci
dent. A telegram received here, asks that
safety lamps be seutto Pocahontas at once to
facilitate the work if recovering the bodies.
The 6cenes in tbe vicinity of the disaster are
heart rending in the extreme.
DIFFICULTY IN GETTING INFORMATION.
Lynchburg, Va., March 13.—It is impos
sible to get a detailed account of the ex
plosion at Pocahontas mines, as everything
there is in the utmost confusion. The tele
graph operator there has been on duty two
nights, and is unable to handle the business
of the office. Pressing telegrams for par
ticulars receive no response. Another op
erator was sent there to-night. A telegram
received at 9 o'clock to-night, says the whole
east mine is shattered by the ex
plosion, and everything ln the front main
entrance is demolished. Both miue engines
are safe, but most of the mine cars are com
pletely wrecked. Fire is now seen at the
mouth of the mine and no one can enter.
The fan house and fan are total wrecks, and
as soon as repaired efforts will be made to
go into the mines. Everything possible
ls being done to reach the victims.
A party of experienced miners,
under the charge of Col. George Dodds, from
the coal field mines of Chesterfield county,
passed through Lynchburg this evening, and
will arrive at Pocahontas at midnight. The
men in the mines are mostly Hungarians,
without families., A nnmber of negroes
from the city and surrounding section is al
so employed there, and the excitement here
is consequently very great. What effect the
disaster will have on the operation of the
mines can only be conjectured, uutil the full
extent of the damage i.s known. The mines
were not long open, but the company had
gotten well under way, and were sup
plying a large section of couutry with
coal. The prospect was most encouraging.
A large coaling station for the supply of
ocean steamers was in course of construction
at Norfolk. While the accident will have the
effect of retarding work at the mines, it is
not believed it will cause a permanent dis
continuance, as a great deal of money has
been expended there by the northern capital
ists composing the Southwest Improvement
company. Pocahontas, in Tazewell county,
is 177 miles west of Lynchburg, at Flat Top
mountains, and is the western terminus of
the New river brauch of the Norfolk & West
THE SCXK-I AT THE PIT.
LvxrHutuo, Ya., Mareli 13, midnight.—A
telegram from Pocahontas is as follows: The
nigbt relief went into the mines at the usual
hour last night, One hundred aud fifty stronir.
A little after midnight, the town was startled
from Us sleep by a report that sounded like
the rumbling of au earthquake, followed by a
clap of thunder. Soon a messenger came
from the mines three-f|tiarters of a mile away
with information to the superintendent that
there had been a terrible explosion there.
The superintendent and others went to the
mines at once. The scene presented
was indescribable. Words could not
convey the faintest idea of the destruction
wrought iu a few short seconds. Tbe signs
of it were plainly visible on every baud.
The entrance to the main drift was entirely
toru out and scattered pell mell for hundreds
of feet. The little train track was torn and
twisted, and shapeless timber and ties were
mixed in confusion all around. The cars
were taken up bodily, torn in twain, andtheir
iron wheels broken and shivered. They were
thrown three aud four hundred feet
away. Tbe ridge, and the timbers on the
ridge opposite this drift were a blackened
picture to the summit, six hundred feet
away. A searching party found a pair of
shoes that had been blown to the summit of
the ridge, and a mule was found at the same
place, twisted,into an indescribable shape.
The second entrance to the mine presented
a similar appearance to the first.
a MinACi'r.ors escape.
At this point lived a Hungarian family,
named Glasse, whose house was shivered
almost to atoms, but, wonderful to relate,
the inmates escaped without serious injury.
At the entrance to the fan tunnel stood the
company's large ventilator, which, with
house around it, was swept entirely away,
leaving the engine standing on the founda
tion and all shattered and broken, with the
pipes twisted and forced. The force of the
explosion was terrific. Rocks were thrown
through the work shops, and every object that
stood in the direct course of the forced air
was demolished. Several workmen in the
shops were seriously injured, and the shops
themselves, as well as thc locomotive honse,
were leveled with the ground.
SONS LIVE TO TEM, TIIE TALE.
Of one hundred and fifty men in the mine
at the time of the explosion not one has re
turned to the surface up to this hour, mid
night, to tell the story of the calamity. There
is no probability that a single soul survives.
Partias who ventured into tin- mines this
morning discovered several man-!. <1 b
one of which was identified as that of M. L.
who leaves a wife and large tamflj. Carpen
ters and laborers, after much suffering and
sickness, succeeded this evening in erecting
a fan and it is hoped tbe removal of the dead
can begin aome time tonight, though tbe amell
from the mine g is rtffl sickening and
suffocating. About thirty-five Hungarians
are among the victims. The others are
colored men and white min-r, fmm this
state and Pennsylvania. [1 ,. . ,,. t , v
concluded that the explosion was caused by
tire damp, though it is Inexplicable how a
horizontal coal vein, above the water level
could contain so much explosive eas. The
churches aud houses at' Pocahontas are
draped in mourning, and business i.-, entirely
THE OLD WORLD.
The Fiirlit with the Rebels nnder
Osman Digma a Stub
The British Completely Victorious and
in Possession ot* the
Bachninh in Possession of the French and
the Chinese in Retreat.
TIIE OPENING Ol THK FIGHT.
Sr.vKiM. March 13.—The rebels opened Are
on General Graham's forces at 1 tbia morn
ing. Tin- British forces at once formed to
repel the charge, but no attaek came. The
men were thereupon ordered to Ue down
again. Tbe fire of the rebels continued all
nigbt, but the liritir-ii did ool reply. One
officer and two men were wounded, and one
man killed. The fighting began at daybreak,
and the infantry and artillery completely
routed the enemy from their pits and
trenches. The battle had not lasted half aq
hour when the victory ofthe British w.is certain
British forces advanced in two brigades,
which were thrown into squares. A series of
encounters followed. Boon after leaving
Zariba, a great body of rebels charged the
leading square, spearing many of the British.
The sailors In side the square Immediately
closed up and the rebels repulsed With great
slaughter. The advance was again resumed,
wben Immense hordes rushed upon the
British from both sides. A terrible struggle
ensued. The Arabs fought with the greatest
pluck and bravado, bul nearly all were
killed. The Second brigade met with an
Obstinate resistance, and was at one time n
pulsed. Thc Gatling and Gardinler iruns
fell Into the hands of the rebels, and vere
only recovered after a Bevere fight, when
the British likewise gained possession of the
The rebels, under cover of the smok#,
crept close ap to the British lines and dashed
against the marines and Sixty fifth, and
Black Watch regiments, throwing themselves
npon the bayonets of the British, and giving
ami receiving fearful wounds. Great <■<.n-
fusiou ensued. The Sixty-fifth began to re
treat, crowding upon the marines, when all
became inextricably mixed Oen. Graham
and staff did tbeir utmoet to rally the men,
retreating SOO yards to en
able them to reform. Assistance from
other brigade prevented a serious disaster.
There were many narrow escapes among the
officers. The horse of Oen. Butler was shot
from under him. The pluck shown bv the
rebels was unexampled. The rebels pene
trated the 2d square open their hands and
knees, beneath the muzzles of the gatling
guns. Tin y then commenced slashing with
their weapons, doing terrible execution. Tho
British were no match for the rebels at close
quarters. The British return to Suakim to
THF. ltKHF.1. '
Suakim. March i:i—The loss of Osman
Dignas forces is 2,400.
nn.AVi.uv OF the BBBBLS.
London, March 18. —Gen. Graham haa
taken his quarters for the present in the
camp from which Osman Digma and the
rebel hostiles were driven. The enemy
fought most stubbornly. The battle was
much heavier than the engagement at Teh.
Thc sailors, the Black Watch regiment, and
the York and Lancaster regiments suffered
the heaviest losses.
THE BRITISH VICTORY.
London, March 18. —A dispatch from Geu.
Graham dated Osman Dlgmas camp, .March
13, 10 a. m., says: The camp of the enemy
was taken after hard fighting since 8 a. in.
Over seventy British are killed and 100
wounded. Later dispatches say the bivouac
last night was exceedingly unpleasant. The
Arabs kept up a a persistent fusilade till just
before daybreak. The bright moonlight
rendered objects distinctly visible
at a long distance, but prevented
the enemy making a sudden onset. The
rebels directed their lire towards the hospital
Wagons which were most conspicuous. The
surgeons and Gen. Graham's staff officers
had many narrow escapes. At Sunrise a
Gardiner gnn and a 9 pounder wen- turned
against the rebels, who were within 1,800
yards of the British position, and afforded a
most excellent target. The Arabs were soon
com pel led to retire to their main position
near Tamai Wells. CoL Stewart's cavalry
arrived at half past six and took a position
on the British left, so as to turn the ene
BACNINn BBPORTBD TAKEN.
Paris, March 13.— Gavlolt publishes a tel
egram professing to give the account of th6
fall of Baeninh.
Gen. Negriers column entered Baeninh at
6 on Wednesday evening. Chinese demor
alized by "turning" movements of the com
bined French columns, and abandoned tbeii
position and fled by the Tliringliinen roadj
The Chinese loss is heavy. A Kruppbatterj
aud_much ammunition were iu the Citadel
SAUfiENT AND THE PBZSS.
Berlin, March 13.—The newspapers
accuse Sargent of Intimacy with
Herr Bunden an enemy of Bis
marck's. Tbe members of the diplomatic
corps are Indignant at the brutal attacks the
press have been making upon Sargent
A NAUUOW J..-C.VIT. KI'.u.M HKFKAT.
London, March 13.—A dispatch from
BuaUm says the enemy was enabled to pen
etrate the second square, and capture by
its movements the guns of the Black Watch
regiment, whicli advanced impetuously and
broke its ranks. Numbers of the rebels hov
er around the camp, ami fire when the cattle
are being watered. The native guides
bolted when the squad was broken. Further
fighting is Improbable. The battle raged
two and one-half hours. The rebel loss is
estimated at 4,000 killed and 0.000 wounded.
Wise on Trial.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Fargo, March 13.—Mr. Wlse,of the former
loan firm of Wise & Pearce, was before Jus
tice Stock to-day, charged witb the embez
zlement of $2,375 sent him by an Iowa
mortgage company to be placed as a loan on
certain property. The amount sent was
12,500, and Mr. Wise claims thai
after taking out his commission
of $125 he placed the rest in his trunk in his
room and that it was stolen from his trunk
during his absence on the night of Febru
ary Si. He immediately notified the compa
ny and the police. After hearing the evi
dence the justice bound hitn over for trial at
the next term of court iu $3,000 bail which
The wool growers, in session at Kansas
City, petition congress to raise instead of
lower the duty on imported wool.
Col. Swope, collector of internal revenue
south district, Kentucky, bas resigned, said
to bc for the good of Arthur, and to settle a
big Republican mess.
There have been several breaks in the river
in Mississippi and Louisiana, and much
property ia being overflowed.