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DAILY WEATHER BULLETIX.
Office Chief Sioval Officer, I
Washington, D. c, April IS, 3:50 p.m. f
Observations taken at the same moment of
time at all stations named.
rrrtit Mississippi vallet.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St.Paul 80.08 47 NW Cloudy
La Crosse 29.99 53 N Cloudy
j'.ar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 80.45 2!) N Clear
Ft. Garry 80.88 25 NW Cloudy
Mlnnedoea 80.44 25 NW Cloudy
Moorhead 30.29 .'i.'J N Cloudy
Quapelle 80.59 1H NW Clear
St. Vincent 30..'JO 20 NW Clear
NOBTHEBN KOCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE.
Bar. Thor. Wind. Weather.
Fort Buford....SO.r.t 23 NW Clear
Fort Custer 80.40 3-i E Clear
Helena, M.T....30 20 37 N Clear
Huron, D. T 30.33 40 N Cloudy
Medicine Hat...30.45 ' 3:2 NW Clear
Bur. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Duluth 80.08 38 NE Lt. rain
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point Wind. Weather.
29.%7 51.7 47.2 SE Cloudy, rainy
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .09 max
imum thermometer, 58.8; minimum thermom
eter 46.0; daily range 12.8.
River—Observed height 6 feet, 10 inches; riso
in 24 hours, 1 inch.
Note—Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant, Signal Corps, U. S. A.
Washington, April 19, 1 a. m.—Indications
for upper Mississippi valley: Local raina fol
lowed by colder, clearing weather and winds
shifting to northerly, with higher barometor.
Missouri valley: Colder clearing weather, pre
ceded by light rain in southern portion, north
erly winds, higher barometer, followed in ex
treme northern portion by falling barometor.
The strong feeling of Thursday continued yes
terday in the local markets, and wheat advanced
another fie for hard. At Milwaukee 2_@;-gC
were added on tho closing prices of tho previous
day. At Chicago the market was strongly bull
ish throughout the day, closing with May wheat
£c, June l a,ic, July IVjC, and August lc higher;
corn 1%q, l?_c and l^c advance; oats J-jc; pork
80c and lard 8c higher than on Thursday. Stocks
opened firm and advanced %@%c, weakened
■lightly, and again rallied after midday, but a raid
being mado on Reading the general |market lost
to the extent of the early gain. Omaha in the
after part of the day strengthened tho market,
W>iich closod strong, 27 out of 40 shares closing
higher than on Thursday :J[Omaha advanced 2^@
l^ii per per cent, the others fractionally. There
was a moderate demand for mining stock with
linn prices except Iron Silver, which was weak.
The features were Horn Silver, and Castle
Creek; steamers will take out S2,865,000 to-day.
The library committee of the senate filed
an adverse report on the newspaper copyright
bill yesterday, and that absurdity has gone
glimmering into the tomb of the Capulets.
Tl:;-brilliant lobbying of the tuneful Watter
son W as altogether too meritorious. Such
brilliancy is a thing that kills.
The Oregon Democracy at their state con
vention yesterday, were unanimous for the
nomination of the Old Ticket, and put
Tilden and Hendricks on their banner, in
structing their delegates to vote that ticket
at the Democratic national conyention. Thus
state after state wheels into line to repair the
wrong of 1S76 and prepare the way to place
the government in hands of those who will
restore it to its primitive purity.
It was Kentucky's day in the House yes
terday, or rather Harry White's, who has
been in a white heat for some time concern
ing Gov. Murray. The oracular Kentucky
declalmer was called to order by a member,
but the Speaker, who among others had been
attacked, intimated that he had no personal
objection to allowing plenty of rope to the
furious congressman. This brought
things to a crisis, and Mr. White's sweet
The United States senate yesterday took a
little breath out of the statue craze by the
Indefinite postponement of the proposition
for a bronze equestrian statue to Simon
Bolivar, The sentiment underlying this
proposition was to commemorate Bolivar as
a "liberator," and to recognize his services
In securing tho independence of there of the
South American republics. His career, how
ever, was equivocal, and he aimed at the
erection of all of South America into one
Republic, with himself as dictator. History
charges him with being an unskillful Gen
eral, and attributes to him cowardice. How
ever opinions may differ on these points
there was no occasion for the proposed
statue, which would have been a waste of
sentiment and a little brass.
The high license committee last evening
practically abandoned their aldermanic tick
et. They have received four formal declina
tions, and the remaining candidate did not
desire to run. Under these circumstances
they resolved last night to select high license
nun from the political tickets, and if they
could not find them there to endeavor to
secure them by selections of their own.
This action was a substantial abandonment
of the movement as independent ofthe polit
ic.! parties, and there will be the usual party
- in the lie-id. The Republicans have
jailed their city convention for the 28th.
The D smocratic committee has not yet fixed
_e day for their convention.
REPl jli.K .i A MENDAOITT.
Mr. Tilden is receiving all the lying abuse
that would lie heaped upon him were he an
sctual candidate in nomination. The last
[ie is that he has established a "literary bu
reau" in Washington, which turns out print
fcd< ditorlal slips, to be sent around to cer
tain journals, with the promise of pay, if
they will send their bills direct to Mr. Tilden.
It is alleged that these slips urge his nomin
ation for the Presidency. A more prepos
terous falsehood was never originated. Mr.
Tilden is making no effort for the nomina
tion, but the nomination la going to him by
the spontaneous wi6U of his party. He is
Justly considered by the Republicans the
most formidable candidate that can be put
into the field against them. Hence these
Ex-Speaker Keifer, stands before the coun
try as a convicted, reckless liar, by the offi
cial report of the Keifer —Boynton investi
gating committee. When the report of the
committee was submitted in the House of
Representatives he ex-Speaker was as dumb
as au oyster, and permitted the branding
report to be adopted without offering a word
by way of defense or puliation. Now that gen
tlemen Wesires the people of his congressional
district to "vindicate" him by sending him as
their delegate and representative to the Re
publican national convention. A leading
Republican paper of Ohio objects to this pro
ceeding using the foliowiDg language;
The Republicans of Ohio can not afford to have
anything more to do with the Hon. J. Warren
Keifer. ne has killed himself, and must lie on
the bed of thorns which hi* bad conduct has con
structed. His record is without a redeeming
feature, anrl bi* associates at Washington who
once respected him are now ashamed of him.
Itis ridiculous for the Republicans to
undertake to read this man out of their party.
He is bone of their bone, and the only trou
ble with him is that being a true and suc
cessful exponent of Republican doctrines
and practices, he grew too brazen and reck
less and was caught in the act.
He is neither better nor worse now than
he has been for many years. He was chosen
speaker because he was known to be utterly un
scrupulous and willing to go to auy length to
"serve the party", and in that high office he
did bring disgrace and scandal upon himself
personally and upon the party that used him
for corrupt and selfish ends. The "bad con
duet'' of which he has been convicted tran
spired while he was "Speaker", and but for
the exposure, the result of a low quarrel with
one of his party associates, with he whom he
had been connected in "ways that are dark"
he could be still, as he was in the beginning
of the 48th congress, at the head of the party.
Only last December he was the unanimous
choice of the Republicans in Congress for
"Speaker," and the men who voted for him
knew as much about him and all about him,
then, as they, do now. Nothing can be
more fitting than that he should should be
come a delegate to the Republican Conven
tion, and by all means that should be brought
about. He is just the man for the place, and
ready to do any dirty work required upon the
shortest possible notice. John Sherman
should make sure that hisfrlend is not ostra
cised simply because he got caught In one of
his escapades of "bad conduct," and a mi
nor one at that.
MR. ELAINE'S PROSPECTS.
Mr. Blaine, as a presidential candidate, Is
looming up with decisi fo strength. Mr. Ar
thur, and other presidential aspirants regard
his as the most formidable name as yet on
the list of candidates In the field for nomin
ation. Mr. Blaine is understood to have de
clared that he Is "out of politics," and was
not in the field for nomination as a presiden
tial candidate. w In all this the "Plumed
Knight" exhibits his customary slipperiness
and insincerity. It is Ciear's hollow act of
putting aside the crown, which he is burning
with fierce ambition to clutch. While pre
tending not to be a candidate, he
is a candidate, and is straining
every nerve to secure a nomination. With his
unworthy political record well known, a
party must be politically and morally de
bauched, to put forth such a candidate as
their representative. Let us look at it.
Pennsylvania is leading off with an almost
solid delegation to Chicago for Blaine. Ohio
is giving him strong encouragement, not
withstanding the robust "honest" John Sher
man element of opposition in the party, and
he will be strongly, if not unanimously re
presented by the Ohio delegation at Chicago.
The latest advices from Iowa indicate that
the delegation from that State will be solid
for him. In the whole Northwest there is a
strong, if not overwhelming sentiment for
Blaine. The signs in the South arc of a poli
tical "uprising" for him. In California ,the
first delegates elected to the state convention
are all for Blaine.
He will even divide the State of New
York with Arthur, and take half of the dele
gation of that State to Chicago. He will have
a large following in New England, though
Massachusetts is declared to be against him.
With this showing, he will enter the Chicago
convention as the most formidable on the
list for nomination.
This large development, of strength in favor
of Mr. Blaine, is unexpected and surprising
to his competators in the race for nomina
tion. Is Mr. Blaine worthy of the confi
dence of the American people? His charac
ter for trickery and dishonesty in official
station has been clearly shown; his record,
as a public f nnctionary is not a creditable
13 the party putting forth such a man better
than its candidate ? With such a representative
of Qknown corruption, is the party putting
him forth and sustaining him worthy, or safe
to be kept longer in power? The party has
already gone low enough in unscrupulous
ness and corruption, but to what lower
depths of infamy it might go, with Blaine in
the executve chair 6hould give us puase.
A glance at Mr. Blaine's selfish self seek
ing unworthy public record, exhibits vividly
his remarkable and unworthy characteristics.
Adopting here, for the moment, the language
of another, it can be said in general terms
without fear of contradiction and as entirely
susceptible of proof, that he is a man who
perhaps typifies more than any other who
could be named the corrupt and jobbing ele
ment in American politics. The incident
in his career most completely illustrative of this
fact is, of course, to be found in the history of
the Mulligan exposure. The spectacle there
presented was that of the Speaker of the
House of Representa tiv es deliberately barter
ing away his influence, betraying the trust re
posed in him by the people and basely selling
himself to a corporation in return for the di
rect payment of money or of stock. The evi
denc against him was too clear to admit of
denial. Proof of bis dishonesty was found,
not in the allegations of irresponsible wit
nesses, but in his own handwriting and over
his own signature. To leave the truthful
ness of the accusation beyond all doubt did
not require the subsequent threats of suicide
and the prostration of the culprit before the
agent who bad corrupted him. His guilt
was a plain as the noonday sun.
Having, as described escaped from the
Mulligan dilemma, a disclosure, by the way,
which happily, has not before or since been
made to the people, with his confession of
guilt tatooedall over him, (as depicted by the
last current issue of Puck) he dashes before
the country as a candidate for President and
next appears as Secretary of State. In this
position, as the head of the
department of State says the Brooklyn
Eagle , "He was up to his neck in every at
tempt to shield official scoundrels and help
along their detestable schemes. His career
as secretary was one of trickery and intrigue.
The power reposed in his hands was used in
wire pulling, in efforts to use President Gar-
Held for the furtherance of his base purpos
es, and in transactions of such a
questionable description that they did not
bear even the most cursory investigation. To
put through one of the most gigantic jobs in
the annals of govermental corruption he car
ried the country to the verge of a war with a
friendly nation, itself the most progressive
of our sister republics. To the eud that a
bogus claim of §100,000,000 might be foisted
upon this unoffending'government he would
not have hesitated to appeal to the sword,and
this, too, with a direct understanding of the
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fact that the fraudulent claimant was not
even an American citizen."
Well It may be asked, what conclusion can
be reached regarding the moral condition of
a party that will stand by such a man. "The
more the candidacy of Mr. Blaine is consid
ered," says a thoughtful writer, "the more
urgent seems the necessity for a change in
the management of our governmental affairs
Administrative reform, to be effective, re
quires the displacement from control of an
organization which, even through a minor
ity of Its members, seeks to elevate to the
Presidency a man of Blaine's unwholesome
character and career."
Sueb exhibits should forever block the way
to the Presidency of a man with such a ree
ord, unsrcupulous in his conception of pub
lic policy, immature and dishonest in his
state-craft vagaries, reckless in his dashing
crudities, the country would be liable to
domestic broils and foreign war.
The country probably escaped a foreign
war by the sudden arresting, by an assas
sin's bullet, of the administration of Presi
dent Garfield, to which his secretary of state
was fast hastening the nation. Mr. Blaine
will not reach the White House but it is
alarming and a reproach that a political
party is so thoughtless, as to consider the
possibility of the Mulligan hero "occupying
the station exalted by a Washington and en
nobled by the splendid integrity and intellect
uality of a Jefferson."
Makwood, who some years ago officiated in
London as a common hangman, offered Dore
fifty pounds if he would make a sketch of him
in the exercise of his profession. The great
sketch artist was loth to do so but finally con
sented, attended an execution, made the picture
and told Marwood to send the fifty pounds to the
French hospital. Marwood, afterward, punbed
by the "wolf at the door," sold the strange
sketch for seventy-five pounds, and an English
paper thinks that some day it will bring the sum
A little learning is a dangerous thing, as the
remark of a Xew York confidence man, in relating
his business experience and success
es, notably shows: "It does seem istrange that
people will never learn. But do you know what
old Peter Pindar said? lie said, 'People in this
world love dearly to be cheated. 1 You need not
smile,: but I had a college education when I was
a boy, and used to know all about old Pindar,
Johnson. Dr. Watts, and them plumn." There
is a "heap" of philosophy in that illustration.
A max recently arrested at Washington, was
upon his own confession, held for the action of
the ffranil jury for the crime of burglary. The
grand jury heard the testimony in tho case, in
cluding the criminal's confession, and then re
fused to find an indictment, and the prisoner was
discharged. This is about equivalent to the
Ohio plan, where, if a murderer confesses his
crime, the jury find him guilty of assault and
At Georgetown, D. C, a dealer was recently
arrested, tried, convicted, and fined 83 for selling
a cigar on the Sabbath day. The case was
brought, as a matter of spite work, of course,
but under a very old law which forbade the sale
of anything on the Sabbath, except drugs and
fresh fish in Georgetown. This ancient and
musty blue law will, iu all probability, be now
A Washington gossip relates that, with the
loss of the Speakership, Sunset Cox has lost all
his hubbling humor and jesting ways, and sits
with a sad expression, and with hardly a word for
anybody, lie is unspeakably disgusted with his
place on the naval affairs committee, rarely culls
the body together, and indeed there is next to
nothing for it to do.
Bob Ingersoll attributes his defeat as a dele
gate to the Chicago Republican convention to
Arthur and Logan, and he feels very bad about
it. He is opposed to them both. Nobody wants
him. They fear his brawling atheism will hurt
anyone else whom he proposes support.
Governor Cleveland has been gallant enough
to tell the female suffragists that if they can get
their bill through the legislature he won't stand
in their way. This is pleasant, but not so v*ry
encouraging after all.
Esmeralda and Pat Rooncy.
The highly entertaining drama, "Esmer
alda," was presented at the Grand again last
night, with the same cast as at the opening
performance,and it was evidently very much
enjoyed by the audience. The plot is clev
erly constructed and the situations afford
scope for the exercise of
dramatic talent of no mean order, the oppor
tunity for emotional acting being particular
ly good, while the drama is pervaded with a
view of quaint and home spun humor. There
will be a matinee performance this afternoon
and the engagement closes to-night.
The sale of seats for the ' engagement of
the Pat Rooney company opens at the Graud
at 9 o'clock this morning.
Pat Rooney is very funny because he is
original and spontaneous in his fun; but last
evening he was at his best, perhaps because
it was his first appearance at White's theater.
Not only that, but he was accompanied by the
best company of specialty performers which
has yet been seen in this city under his man
agement anel the very large audience present
laughed continually and encored each act to
the echo. The programme began with that
rarity in vaudeville —a new comedy sketch —
which was presented by Maurice Haley, Josie
Granger, John Callan and James Callan,
Dolly Davenport, followed with a series of
serio-comic songs, after which Topack and
Steel played battledore and shuttle-cock with
each other in a wonderful song and dance of
the break-neck order. Sharpley and West
gave a good musical act. A marvelous
exhibition of elasticity and suppleness was
next given by Rowe and Athol, who appar
ently have no bones. The electric three—
Callan, Halley and Callan give a capital
medley of songs and dances, their voices
harmonizing beautifutly, their dancing be
ing artistic, while their jokes and comedy
business were fresh aud entertaining. Pat
Rooney sang, walked, shrugged his should
ers, crooked his arms, held his knee joints
rigidly, danced, and—well, there's only one
Pat Rooney, and that's all there is of it. A
remarkably agile and pictueresque juggler
who calls himself "Valjean," gave a good
act, and Kate Rooney in a serio-comic song,
and imitation other father, and a duet with
the old gentleman, also made a hit. An
old-time farce modernized and called "The
Inn Keeper and the Monkey," sent the au
dience home in the best of humor.— TheFree
Press, Dec. 18, 1SS3.
A Boom Night, Crowds of Fair Ladies
and Gallant Men-
The attendance at the Armory fair last
evening notwithstanding the rain was in ex
cess largely of that of the two evenings pre
vious, and the occasion was a most happy
one in every particular. The beautiful
booths presided over by fair ladies were ele
gantly gotten up, while a wealth of fancy
articles had crowds of admiring purchasers
pricing and investing in them.
The evening rafile at com
pany D table resulted In II. W. Teu-
Voord's securing a gold headed cane and a
silver butter dish; Mrs. Buckley, a mantel
lambrequin; Lizzie Denzer, a pair of ladies'
slippers; and Officer A. M. Lowell an elegant
hand painted pin cushion.
The voting of a gold lace belt to the most
popular lieutenant stood, at 11 o'clock: Ncit
zel 02, Price 72. The polls close promptly at
10 o'clock this evening.
The vote for a cabinet organ to the most
popular companv stood last evening: C, 47;
D, 52; E, 12; Artillery, 11. Polls close at 11
o'clock this evening.
The vote giving a beautiful doll to the
most popular little girl, stood last evening
for Edith Driscoll 12, Bessie Hare 10, Alice
Officer 2. The leading gents in the vote giv
ing a mammoth artificial goose tothe most
popular dude, were Sherman Finch 31, Sam.
Gilbert 2S, Luther Newport 6, with five more
candidates, having a small constituency.
The fair closes this evening, and as Capt,
Ed. Bean predicts, the attendance cannot
fail to be a big boom for the soldier boys. To
say nothing of them personally, their lady
helpers deserve a crowd of visitors to behold
the beautiful work of their bands there on
Capt. Bean will give an exhibition drill of
hi3 drill squad at the fair thi3 evening at 9
o'clock. The fair will be open to-day from
2 p. m. until midnight.
THE COLLAR MINE.
Michael Dorau Buys Some Stock and
Briugs Suit Against S. S. Eatou
and C. W. Mead.
The Collar Mine is, or has been, one of
those silver bonanzas that every now and
then give promise of great wealth in very
short order. It is located at a town called
Maiden in Montana, about thirty miles from
the line of the Northern Pacific road. Messrs.
S. S. Eaton, of St. Paul, and Gen.C.W. Mead
of Omaha, bought the mine and proceeding
to stockl it, disposed of considerable st )ck
among tbc-ir St. Paul friends. Among the
purchasers was Hon. M. Doran. who Invest
ed in fifty shares, paying $5,000 therefor.
Tiie mine does not seem to have produced
the immediate fortune that was anticipated,
and Mr. Doran has brought suit against
Messrs Eaton and Mead to recover the mon
ey invested. The salient portions of the
complaint are as follows: •
'•That heretofore to-wit, at St. Paul, Minn,
on and prior to the 12th day of September
1883 said defendants bein--then aud there
officers and trustees of, and said defendant
Mead then being the president of and sairl
Eaton then being the secretary and treasurer |
of a certain mining company called the j
Collar Mining anrl Improvement company,'
they the said defendants and each of \
them came to this plaintiff and in j
order to, and contriving and intending to
deceive and defraud this plai nl_f, and wrong
fully, deceitfully and fraudulently to induct!,
persuade and encourage said plaintiff to sub
scribe for and take, purchase and pray for,
from sahi company, certain, to-wit, fifty
shares of the capital stock of said company,
of the p=ir value of $100 each, and to pay for
said shares $100 each, and $5,000 in all, they
the suid defendants and each
of them, falsely, fraudulently and
deceitfully and with the interest aforesaid
asserted, stated and represented to said
S'laintiil in substance that they, the said de
fendants, had prior to or at or about the
time of the organization of said company,
purchased a mine in Montana of the —ten
proprietors of said mine, for the sum $30,000
in cash aud 500 shares of the par value at
$100 each, and $50,000 in all of the capi
tal stock of said company, and that
they the said defendants had turm-d said mine
over to said company and let said company
have the same, for the 500 shares of the
capital stock of said company paid to said
former proprietors by said defendants and
500 additional shares of the capital stock of
said company of the par value of $100 each
Issued to said defendants to reinburse them
for the said $30,000 paid by
them in cash to said original projectors;
that said company still had
and owned said mine, and that there was in
sight in said mine of and belonging to said
company a large body of rich and good pay
ing silver ore, and enough good rich paying
ore to koep the mill then proposed to be built
by said company, running for two years at a
net profit above all possible expense in each
of said years of at least 100 per cent, to the
stock holders of said corporation on the par
value of their en tire stock ;that said corporation
was entirely free from debt and had 1,000
shares of the par value of $100,000 of the
stock still ou hand, of which nearly all was
then subscribed for at par, and that the
money to be received by saitl company from
said stock was ample and sufficient to, aud
would buy the mill then proposed to be
erected by said company, and all necessary
machine^Pand appliances of every kind and
pay all the expense of setting the same up
and of getting said mine into full and com
plete and paying condition, fully equipped, out
of debt Ivith a surplus in the treasury, and in
a condition to at once commence paying div
idends from the net profits of the business."
The complaint further alleges that it was
represented that the stock was intrinsically
worth much more than par, and that the cap
ital stock was $200,000. Plaintiff confiding
in these false statements bought fifty shares
The complaint declares that Messrs. Eaton
and Mead had not paid or agreed to pay but
$10,000 instead of $80,000 for the mine in
cash and 500 shares of stock; tbat there was
no large body of rich ore in sight: that the
company was heavily in debt; that the money
to be received from the 1,000 shares was not
enough to equip the mine by at least $100,
000; that the mine is of no value whatever;
that the plaintiff has wholly lost his 85,000
and he asks judgment against the defendants
on the ground of fraudulent misrepresenta
Mr. Eaton demurs to the complaint on the
ground that the Collar Improvement com
pauy is not made a party, and that be is
improperly joined with Mr. Mead in the
The Firemen's Relief association held a
well attended ball at Market hall last Thanks
giving eve in order to swell their treasury,
out of which they are monthly paying in
sums of §5 per week from $75 to §100 to
firemen in the department of the city in its
membership who are sick or become disabled
by accident. It is an institution very much
prized by its members, who by it are helped
over hard spots in life when incctingwith mis
fortune, and of course they are very anxious
for its perpetuity and success.
Owing to some unexplainable circumstan
ces, however, they have never been abl e to
settle up the accounts ot that ball to see what
they really netted hy it until last evening
when a meeting of the association was held
in No. 1 engine house and matters having
been thoroughly overhauled from cellar to
garret a satisfactory, adjustment of figures
was arrived at, Secretary E. W. Hildebrand
paying over to Treasurer Henry Tubesing
the balance decided to be due the association,
taking his receipt therefor. This settlement
shows the net profits of the ball to have been
Short Bnt Sweet.
"Will I run for alderman in my ward,"
said Mr. II. P. Upham, president of the
First National bank, yesterday, to the inrpuiry
of a Globe reporter. "Well, I should say
not; why it's out ofthe question, my boy; I
have more business now than I can attend
to without going into politics, besides there
are plenty of good men to fill the p< sitio i
and they have the time to devote to it.
But don't say anything about it please."
The reporter said he would keep it dark
and skipped out.
A. J. WAMI'l.ER.
"What's that you say? I run for school in
spector; why, young fellow, you must be
crazy. I have seen about all I want to of the
school board racket, and I don't want any of
it in mine; but just wait till my leg gets
straightened out and I'll show you the big
gest point"—At this point the scribe van
Mary Adeline Wilmer iileil a suit for di
vorce in the district court yesterday against
Win . Harris Wilmer for cruel and inhuman
treatment by divers times beating and
knocking her down, driving her out of doors
anil not permitting her to sleep in her house,
aud also charging him with habitual drunken
ness. The parties were married in 1SS0 and
have no children. She also asks for the fur
niture, earned by her own labor, amounting
Eieh Gold Discoveries.
Denver, Col., April 18.—Mining towns
are excited over alleged important gold dis
coveries in the vicinity of Pike's Peak,
seventy-five miles southeast of Denver,
Crowds of people of the neighboring towns
are flocking to the new camp. Passengere
and freight transportation lines from Canon
city, Fair Play, aud Leadville are already es
tablished, and grocery and outfiting stocks
en route. It is impossible at this time to ob
tain reliable information concerning the im
portance of the discovery. Tiie mineral is
said to be carbonates. 8amples assay 100
ounces of gold. Amidst the excitement,
Denver mining men are unmoved, and will
Jas. Robertson, of Hamilton, Ont., dry
goods, has failed. Liabilities 840,000. Nomi
nal assets §45,000.
FROM THE CAPITAL
Mr. White, of Kentucky, Dis
plays to the House His
The Pension Appropriation Bill
Put Aside for the Pri
The Tariff Debate Probably Not to be
Kesumecl Until the Latter Part
of Next Week-
A Pennsylvania Delegate Indicates that
Site's Real Preference For the
The House Committee Adopts Alexander'?
Bill for Governing Utah by
Principal Items of the $3,000,000 .ldde-1
by the Senate to the I'ostojjice
[Special Telegram to the Globe.1
Washington, April 18.—Representative
White, of Kentucky, can make himself more
disagreeable with less effort thau any mem
ber of tiie house, and this was demonstrat 1
to-day in a debate on Mr. McMillan's bill to
place a limitation of two years on prosecu
tions for offenses against the interna] reve
nue laws. While it is permissible in general
debate to speak on subjects other than those
presented, and this practice is commonly
indulged in, Mr. White grossly exceeded the
rule iu interpolating severe reflections upon
Justice Harlan, of the supreme court, and
Speaker Carlisle for having testified before the
Springer committee as to the good character
of Gov. Murray, of Utah. Although called
to order, he followed up his diatribe by of
fensively ehBrging Speaker Carlisle with con
spiracy to pass bills through congress in the
interest of Kentucky whisky monopolies. To
the credit of Speaker Carlisle, he asked that
no notice be taken of the unparliamentary
language, and received applause from both
sides of the house as testimony of personal
ct for him and in reproof of White's
unseemly behavior. This unpleasant epi
sode materially delayed business. Had Mr.
McMillin called for the previous question, as
he should, the occurrence would not have
taken place, as no opposition to the bill was
It wa3 hoped that the pension appropria
tion bill would have been taken up and pos
sibly concluded, but the regular order being
called for. it was set aside for the considera
tion of bills on the private calendar. To
morrow's business is the special order for
bills reported from the labor committee, and
unless the house sets it aside the pension ap
propriation bill must go over until Tuesday.
Mr. .Morrison expected . the tariff debate
would be resumed Tuesday, but the impres
sion prevails that he will consent to further
extend the same and permit the passage of
the pension appropriation bill, some of the
amendments to which made in the house
were under consideration to-day by the ap
PROGRESS OF OTHER BILLS.
The sundry civil, fortifications and legisla
tive, executive and judicial appropriation
bills are nearly completed and ready to re
port. The river and harbor committee have
the river and harbor appropriation bill in an
advanced condition, and it will be reported
before the close of the mouth.
THE POSTOFFICE BILL.
The amendment of increase by the senate
appropriation committee to the postoffice ap
propriation bill, while less thau the estimates
of the department are likely to be
antagonized by the house, which, in the
interest of economy, has determined to keep
appropriations to the, lowest limit. This will
prove a difficult task, however, as public sen
timent strongly favors liberal appropriation
for the postal service in preference to other
branches of the government. It is argued
that the postoffice department, notwithstand
ing the decrease of letter postage, is ueariv
self-sustaining, and, as it affects every com
munity in the land to a greater or less
extent the people ought to have good postal
service, the expense of which they pay.
WHAT KNOCKS KXOX.
W. A. Payne, secretary of the executive
committee of the Boston Pacific bank stock
holders, says Controller Knox's statement
that there is no proof accompanying the al
legations against him is a surprise to the
executive committee, as an opportunity to
prove the allegations is what the sharehold
ers are persistently begging of the com
mittee on banking and currency, and what
the controller is persistently trying to avert.
The fact of his earnest endeavor
to prevent the investigation of his official
conduct with the bank goes far to establish
the position that his statements are untrue."
Controller Knox states that the whole diffi
culty in connection with the Pacific Bank of
Boston results from a disagreement as to the
construction of the law and that additional
statements from Boston published this morn
ing relate simply as to who commenced the
suit which is being prosecuted, and amouut
TILDEX'CAX HAVE IT.
The Evening Star publishes the following
political interview: Ex- Congressman
Coilicoth, of Pennsylvania, a delegate to the
national Democratic convention, was at the
capitol to-day. "Who are the Democrats
going to nominate for president'" inquired
the Star reporter.
"Tilden, if he will take it," was the reply,
and if he is not nominated, Randall will be.
Tilden can get the nomination if he will say
the word and will be- elected. If he is not in
the field I believe Randall will be nomina
"How about free trade opponents'"
"Oh! that won't amount to much at Chi
cago. We go for a man to win. Randall
can win, and free traders would fcupporthim
as cordially as we could support one of their
HIP PHYSICAL CONDITION*.
Representative Fuller, of California, who
accompanied the Pacific coast Democrats re
cently ou a visit to Tilden, was asked about
•the physical condition of ex-Gov. Tilden.
"Weil," he responded, "he is not a broken
down man at all. Of course, he is not a
model of physical health and strength, but
he looks well, ho walks about actively enough
opens the doors when he accompanies visi
tors that far upon leaving, and is fully able
to discharge all the duties of life. He is very
"Would the strain of a political canvass
kill him?" asked the reporter.
"No, it wouldn't hurt him. He is able to
run and I am satisfied he would be elected
and would discharge the duties of the office
"Did he indicate he would not accept the
"No, he did'nt say that."
nfOLOSHBES OF PUBLIC LANDS.
The bill authorized to be reported by the
house public land committee to prevent un
lawful occupancy of public lands in any
state or territory by parties who have no
titles to the land shall be unlawful, and that
it shall be lawful for any person to demolish
any such inclosure when it includes more
than 040 acres of land or any agricultural
land. This is a blow at the large cattle-graz
ing syndicates in the west,which have fenced
up whole empires*of public land.
Ex-Speaker Keifer ha3 obtained ten days'
leave of absence to mend hia fences. It is
said they are beyond repair.
A postoffice has been established at Dan
forth, Hand county, Dak. W. R. Maze has
been commissioned postmaster at Washburn,
Dak.. Edwin B. Howe, at Howe's Cornere,
and Arthur Sanderson at Moscow, Minn.
Senator Plumb entertained the public
lands committees of both branches to-night,
j at dinner at Welckrr's.
fWestern Associated Press.]
W_—T— faros, April is.—On motion of
| Representative Ward the house committee on
! postoflices and post roads, by a vote of ten to
: one, adopted a resolution declaring it the
j sense of the commit;, e that it is expedient
to adopt the contract system p «tal ;••:• -
I graphy. The yeas were: Money, Ward,
'grove, R>gers, Jones, Texas; Bingham,
j Peele, Indiana: Skinner. New Y ck: White,
; Kentneky, and TOUcefield. Cain, delegate
from Utah, also favored the resolution, al
though lie ha.I n.i vote. Nay—Besse. M ssrs.
i, Taylor, Tennessee; Paige and Mc-
C rrmiok were not present. The subject will
be further discussed try the committee at its
next meeting, and steps taken to formulate
FEXCTKG Pmi.IC LANDS.
Tbe house on public lands instructed rep
resentative Payson, to favorably report his
bill. tr> prevent the unlawful occupai
public lands. The measure provides that all
inclosures of ;■ u'"ii>- Ian 1 In any st.it or ter
ritory by parties who have no litle to tii
lands shall lie unlawful. It further pr.•%->•!••
that it shall be lawful for any person to de
molish any such In closure when it includes
more than 640 acres of land or auy agricul
Till: NEW UTAH BILL.
Thr hous " e ou territ rles, by a
vote of seven to five, adopted the substitute
offered by Alexander to Cassidy's bill, pro
viding for tin- appointment by thr- president
of a commission to govern Utah. The pro
vision relating to marriag - i - that
they be solemnized by a minister, judge or
justi »f the peace, ami the person bo offi
ciating shall tile a certificate rrf thr- marriage
before tiie county recorder of lands within
thirty days after the ceremony. Fail
tiie or record i- punishable by a ;:•
The substitute makes the solemnization of
marriage, when either party to be marrii 1
has a husband or wife living, a misdei i
or punishable by imprisonment in jail, not
less than six months nor more than twelve.
The principal changes marie by the senate
in the postoffice appropriation bill are thai
lt increases the amount allowed tor post
masters' salaries irom $10,500,000 to $11,
750,000. For salaries to clerks in the
offices from $4,775,000 to $4,900,000. For
payment of letter carriers and expenses of
the free dr livery Bysl - ,600,000 t.
$4,000,000. Tne- senate .-takes out the
clause providing that periodical publications
other than daily newspapers, when delivered
within the city of publication, be charged the
same postage aa If delivered elsewhere. For
the inland mail transportation the appropria
tion is increased from$11,700,000 to$12,750,
000. The Benate strikes out the clause direct-
Ingthe postmastergeneral to make a uniform]]
reduction of five per cent, in tin- compensa
tion paid to all railroads and requiring laud
grant roads to carry other malls fiftyper cent
less than charged by thi' roads, 'i ne appro
priation forth-: railway postoffice car service
is increased from $1,600,000 to $1,625,000,
and $185,000 is appropriated for necessary
and special facilities on trunk lli.es. The
latter item is understood to U- for a faster
mail service in the south. The amount for
steamboat service Is Increased from
000 to $650,000: the appropriation for *tar
routes Is Increased from $4,600,000 to $5,
000,000, but the clause for thr- reapproprhv
tion of the unexpended balance of last
year's appropriation is stricken on:.
Iu referring to this it m
Senator Plumb said, it was an Inci
only in appearance ami not in fact, as there
was no unexpected balance, TLeappropria
tion for railway postoffice clerks Is Increased
from $4,000,000 to $4,800,000, and for mail
bagB and catchers from $230,000 to $25C
The senate adds to the bill $4,500 to defray
the expenses of delegates to tin- universal
postal union congress, to la- held at i.,
iu October next, anally provides, if the re
venucsof the postoffice department shall be
insufficient to mee! thr- appropriations made
by the act, tic: deficiency shall In- made up
irom any moneys in the treasury, not other
Nominations: Postmasters—Hy Smith,
Antigo, Wis.; C. C. Dow, Portgage, AYis.
John A. Walsh has written a letter to the
president expressing his willingness to turn
over to the government all documents In bis
possession in relation to the .star rout'' cases,
provided he be not required to appear per
sonally in the prosecution. The matter was
referred V> the attorney general.
The senate confirmed Charles B. Hayward,
postmaster al Santa Fe, N. M., and Commo
dore Clark If. Wells, Pennsylvania, as rear
admiral of the navy.
Au order has been Issued from the head
quarters of the army, directing thr- first and
ec ml regiments of cavalry to exchange
Senator Sherman reported to-day, from the
committee on library,an amendment to sun
dry appropriation bills, proposing an appro
priation of $15,000 for the purchase of Mrs.
Fassitt's painting, "The electoral commis
FRANK JAMES AGAIN.
Maying a Weak Case Against Jlimn!
ChattahoogA, April 18.—In the Jam. -
trial, at Huntsville, the counsel for pri
objected toJamea A. Liddell as a witnei
account of being a confessed Imr.-e stealer/n
Missouri in 1S74. The objection was over
ruled, on tin; ground that Liddell had
pardoned. Liddell testified that Frank and
Jesse James and Bill Ryan left him. Li
at Nashville, on March 0, l.s^l, riding sbuttl
to lay plans for robbing a train. Wi
made a visit of a couple of weeks to Ken
tucky, and, returning, found
the three men back a' N'i-: rifle.
Afterwards Evan was arrested v. lie on a
boisterous spree. Witness and Fnri': 3
left Nashville, fearing that Rj ■ 'turn
state's evidence. Liddell leapjvl from
Frank James that they had penetrated a
robbery on their southern trip. The de
scription given by the witness/of the men
and horses tallied with that given by the wit
ness. Peden, yesterday, of I Jhoals
''r/r'i'-rs, except as to. the Jblor of Frank
James' beard. The cese, so far, is regarded
weak for the prosecution.
LATE MINNEAPOLIS NEWS.
An alarm from box 134 called out the fire
department last night to extinguish a fire in
an unoccupied building on tiie East side,
near the Northern Pacific junction. The
damage is trilling.
Chas. Hiilman alias _eddy, an old offend
er, was arrested last evening while in the act
of selling parts of thre-i single harnesses at
Farrington's second hftfd store. The owner
of the stolen property* not known.
A Woman Drowned.
[Special Tele#aru to the Globel
Jamestown, D. T, April 18. —Yesterday
morning the wife bt Frank Alton, living
near Pingree, in tfo's county, while crossing
the Fipestem ereck'on horseback, was swept
down by the cu:-';rt and drowned. Her
little nine-year-olr _i : was an eye- witness to
the sad and suddti; death of the mother. Up
to a late hour tub evening the body had not
Not a , nub for Raymond.
I Special relej-ram to the Globe. 1
Grand IYwcs, D. T., April 18.—The
friends of Hca. Jno. B. Raymond, both here
and at Fargo. do no consider that the con
vention &i Fargo, snubbed him. The view
taken of *. tabling of the Edward's resolu
tion is that the source from which it proceed
ed, was r—friendly and improper. Ray
mond is ioliel at home, and stronger here
since tae result of the county convention
NORTHERN PACIFIC CHANGES,
A Bmniir that R. B. Cable i* to Suc
ceed to the General Superin
t?peml Tele-ram to the GM
CmcAGO, April is.—It Is
that R. B. <
ofthe Denvi r .v
connected with th- Kr:
general super? -;, ei »
!. after the
treatment Mr. Cs
ver »fc Rio Grande thai
ability would be Ml- ': i s
Harris, of the Northern I'.:.
ly associated with Mr. « al te on thi
It will I
general agent of the .N
eral eastern agent, vice J. M. M
1. Later and unexpected c.
changed the situ:':!' ... A. L
tant genera] tn igt.t agent i I - ui
visirr'.i of the North, r:. -
day resigned to accept tin- . neral
freight anrl past :.t of thr' i >:
Railway & S . my. Vice
identOakes telegraphed Mr. Edg
if he would on. Mr. I
■I that hi- was willil r th.'
management wished to send bim.
llL' r.•■ . from Mr. Oakes,
announcing thai I
:.t him success - to Mr. SI ikes, with
G o. K. Pitch has I , the
rn agency, with headquarl
It has .
will succeed to 1
credibly reported to-day tha ■ bad
a I'.. H. Ws aeral
STATE ORATORICAL CONTEST.
The Bonors Awarded to J. V. i:. nm ir
and James Gray, ofthe Mute
■ ial Telegram tn the Globe.J
leal contest for the hr.inrr 61 r |
Minnesota in thi' Into . <
off iu lows the first oi
last evening at Plymouth church, Mln
Tire orat.tU il gladiators . ; the
Hirer- ... w.
Bennett .::: ;, ( .f
tin- .-ia; ■ av ■ . li.
"■ "■ Carlton nd E. P. Martin
ami 1). H. Tandy, of Hamline unh
Danz' orchi stra h
; fine selections. '1:
H. (.'. B th Judge Koon -s
'!'.. do full
11 would i"- in c< --...> togi
lion- verbatim in order t" urate
iri<-a rrf th. merits r■: their pro
ductions, which were criticised up
of thought ami style, and even then th.'
third essential pr int. dellvi ry, e mid m
photographed on paper. Suffice it I
thai each contestant did > well,
and elicited warm applam.-. Afl
livery of the openinga Idre -. tl: • proj r mme
was in the following order: "Internationa
lism," C. 11. Tayl .r; "The Mission i
Middle I la - »," .!. W. Bennetl: "G nditlon
rrf Social Progress," 1». il. randj ; "Our
Constitution," L'. <i. Adams; "i it land not
Conservative," James Gray; '-The Mission
of Ami ri< a," !■;. i'. Martin.
The last oration being delivered, the '■
retired and soon returned with the decision
that J. W. Benm tt was entil plac >,
while James Gray st• • tu order of
merit. The State University thus carries off
tin' honors, though manj w<
that E.J.Adams sh.aiirl be accorded the
first place upon tbe essential j_. riuls of
thought, style ami delivery.
Oregon Democrats for the OM Ticket
aud New York City Republicans
.Sew 1 .,,■ .
Oswego, N.T., April 18.—The r
congressional convention to-day Instructed
delegab s to vote for Blaine ami Lincoln.
New Vokk, Aprii is.—Tin- Greenbackeri
of the Nineteenth congressional districl
el< r-t .1 delegates to thr- nation::; convention
at Indianapolis, instructed for tn n.
a _OB_,April 18.—The Republican pri
mario to-night resulted in election of dele
to the state and congressional con ven
tions whrj largely favor Arthur for pr,- .
Tammany Takes 410 Rooms.
New JTokk, April 18.—Ata meeting of the
Tammany committee, an organization to
day. Treasurer Gorman reported that. ,,
- e::reil 222 n.ohis al the Palmer house ai ■!
l v>s rooms at tin- Matteson house, l
for the use of ii,i- Tammany delegation at the
Democratic National convention.
Oregon for tin- Old Ticket.
fjourning, adopted a
resolution declaring Tilden and Hen
. lice oi' the Democrats ol Oregon for
president ami vice-president.
Carlton County for Blaine,
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Northern Pacific Junction, April 19.—
The republicans af this (Carlton) count]
two delegates to the state- convention, in
structed for Blaine.
Suicide by Hangin?.
[Special Correspondence Daily Globe, f
Ohippewa Falls, April 17.—A g
the- outskirts offjFrcnchtown ti.;.-, n
A man was dangling from the limb of a
large pine tree, about six rods from the
highway. The n< .as fast as all
such news spread, aided as it ata
wild stories and theories, and a crowd
ered to witness the unwonted
Soon the con ner, tdrney and
cers were notified anrl a jury was quickly
impanneled and proceeded to tbe scene and
cut down the body, which
was examined by dcians.
As tar .- ' cts ;".'■■■ ; ■-' dl ic »veri d he man's
name i-; \ Ictoria, and be had been wo
in the logging woods last winter, and
out about two wee—s ago and went on a pro
e, winding np yesterday with the
• - i.is boon companions that hi
. and that there ■
be a funeral to-morrow, and actually
pointed out the tree on which his body
was to dangle, and asked them to ring all the
bells. They laughingly replied that they
would ring all of the cow bells. He was led
home in a state of Intoxication at 9 o'clock
last night, and that was tbe last seen of him
alive. It seems to have been a clear case of
suicide from mania potu.
Indian Outbreak Feared at Battle
ford, N. W. Territory.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.|
WiNNii'i:.;, Man., April IS.—It is feared
another Indian outbreak has occurred in the
Northwest Territory. The following dis
patch was received here to-day: "Al noon
on the ltJth Battle-ford reporl adiani
there and more coming in. The operator
there left the office, and cannot be raided
A later dispatch says J. MacDonald Is op
erator at Battleford,"and knew of nothing
else but Indians to cause his absence. If tho
Indians became hostile, we should think the
first act would be to burn the telegraph office
and destroy the wire. The nearest telegraph
office to Battleford is about 100 miles distant
The Saskatchewan operator has|been sent to
Battleford, accompanied by several men. He
is expected to reach there Sunday noon,
when he will report the trouble.