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CPPEB MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
Bar. Tiler. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 29.80 OS Calm Hazy
La Crosise 29.82 00 S Clear
liar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Bismarck 29.86 64 SE Clear
Ft. Garry 29.79 58 NE Hazy
Minnedosa 29.72 «."> SW Hazy
Moorhead 29.63 05 NE Clear
(iuapelle 29.00 62 ,SW Fair
St. Vincent 29.81 03 SE Clear
KORTILEIIN ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLOPE.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Ft. Assinaboin.. 29.81 CO PE Clear
Ft. liaford 29.97 01 S Clear
Ft. Coster 29.79 02 SE Clear
Helena, M.T.... 29.85 02 S Cloudy
Huron, D. T 29.87 03 S Clear
Medicine Hat. . .29.05 04 S Clear
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
Culuth 29.90 43 NE Clear
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Dew Point. Wind. Weather
89.867 64.8 4!). W Hazy
Maximum thermometer, SO.O; minimum ther
mometer 47.0; daily range 33.0.
—Observed height 8 feet, 2 inches.
Fall in twenty-four hours, - inches.
Note— Barometer corrected for temperature
P. F. Lyons,
Sergeant. Signai Corps, U. S. A. I
Washington, May 17, 1 a. in.—lndications for
Upper Mississippi valley: Fair weather, fol
lowed by increasing cloudiness, and local rains,
southerly winds, stationary temperature and
Missouri valley: Increasing cloudiness and
local rains: southerly winds, lower barometer
and stationary temperature.
TESJi:jll>A Y'S HAJIKETB.
The feeling on "change yesterday was of a de
cidedly more healthy character and there was a
stronger disposition shown to operate. Wheat
was offered at 1c lower; corn advanced lc; oats
were steady; rye lc easier; other produce un
changed. At Milwaukee wheat advanced ?£c@lc.
A: Chicago June wheat advanced l^c, July
1 '..'■. August Hie and September lHc. Corn
closed iic@ M higher than on Thursday. Oats
advanced Vie Pork closed only 2c better than
on Thursday, while lard showed a retiring dis
position closing 1 ic@,Sc below Thursday's quota
tions. Wall street was crowded before the gong
led but no special excitement prevailed.
sio ks opened weak and feverish with generally
lower prices. Buying on foreign orders strength
ened the market when the suspension of Hardy
fe Sous, brokers, caused a reac
iion but continued buying on
foreign orders sustained the market, and at the
:lose it was found that the critical day had passed
ivithout any disaster, and the close was made on
11:1 active and advancing market, prices being
from 1 to 5 per cent, higher than Thursday.
Central Pacific was 5, Western Union 2!^, North
western and Oregon Transcontinental 1%, Omaha
preferred and Northern Pacific preferred I Vi and
St. Paul I' 3 per cent, higher. Michigan Central
was 3, Canada Southern and Jersey Central 1| ; ,
Lake Shore 1 per cent, lower.
It's getting warm in Stillwater in tjie
Scheffor-Fletcuer contest. A "big heap' de
pends on those primaries.
■\Vill Arthur have the courage to veto an- I
other River and Harbor bill, or will he stul
tify bis record in this particular? The choice j
is open to him.
Senator Moerill of Vermont Has been
in Congress twenty-nine years, and in that '
time has been absent only one legislative day, j
and that on Tuesday last, when he was paired
with Senator Cockerel! of.Missouri. There, is
no other member of Congress who now has.
on any member who ever had so remarkable
a record as to serve more than a quarter of
century without an absence. In this respect
Mr. Morrill is a model.
There is a dispute as to whether Attorney
General Brewster called Geo. Bliss "a—
Sashed scoundrel," or, simply "a rascal."
The chief of the Department of Justice has
the reputation of being quite emphatic at
ii: ies, and fully as profane as is polite in a
church member. Evidently he has changed
his mind in regard to Bliss since the time he
was payingjhim $130, a day to beat the gov
ernment in its own lawsuit.
The Globe gives on the second page an
acc< ant of the organization of the Minnesota
commission to take care of our interests at
the World's Industrial Exposition beginning
nt New Orleans next December.
The details there given will
bo found of great interest.
Oliver Gibbs, Jr., the very efficient Minne
sota commissioner, has been also appointed
a special commissioner for the district com
posed of the states of Minnesota, Michigan
and Wisconsin, and the territories of Dako- j
ta and Montana and the province of Mani
"Pork" and*'pie" is the current "Wash
ington lobby slang for jobs pushed on Con
gress. "Pork" signifies an appropriation
for public buildings, while "pie" refers to
river and harbor jobs. $300,000 of "pork"
was secured for a government building at
Springfield, by Massachusetts members, an
appropriation the Jiepublican of that place
says is wholly unnecessary. The congress
men wanted their slices of "pork," so the
needless appropriation was loaded on to help
consume the surplus.
MR. BaBKUM, the chairman of the National
Democratic committee r-ays he Ims but one
choice for President—Mr. Tilden, for the
reason that he is the strongest man in the
country, and would be elected by a popular
and electoral majority unprecedented. Next
to Tilden, comes Mr. Flower, in Mr. Baru
um's estimation. Flower, says Mr. Barnum,
could carry New Jersey, Connecticut Indi
ana, probably Ohio, aud the Pacific states,
the solid south, aud the state ot New York
by 00,000 majority. After Flower he regards
Randall as the strongest man'in the party.
The actor Irving paid a visit to the House
of Commoms, the other day, aud was ob
serv d by Mr. Gladstone, who made haste
to invite him to a seat in the lobby,
where he spent a half an hour in conversing
with him, plying him with questions in re
gard to his visit to America, and particular
ly regarding the public men whom he met
here. The Premier is especially interest in
all that pertains to American affairs aud in
stitutions, and improves every opportunity
to gain information from those of his coun
trymen who visit the United States, and
have such opportunities for forming impress
ions :'.s had Mr. Irving.
A iMvri.irr of authority is the present sit
uation of Norway. The King's ministers
have been successfully impeached, and have
been heavily fined. The King resents this,
and reappoints the condemned ministers to
prominent and responsible positions. This
raises a storm that may test the strength of
the roya! prerogatives. The King's course
is very unpopular with his subjects. In fact
the indignation of the people is strong and
universal, and will tend to weaken the
throne, if it does not undermine it entirely.
Editors both of Norway and Sweden who
sharply criticise the action of the King are
thrown into prison for the heinous crime of
'•offending his Majesty." This adds inten
sity to the fervent excitement. What the
result will be no one can predict, but it is
apprehended that the Kingly government is
sowing to the wind, and in the end will reap
OXEOF BLAISE'S MAX I' THICKS.
Scarcely a public topic can be mentioned
as occuring during Bluiue:s twenty years iv
Congress, but that individual's course regard
ing it has some shady side. It is now re
called that when the proposition to create the
electoral commission was acted upon, Mr.
Blame voted against it, and his friends are
claiming great credit for him on that score.
In the same connection, however, it is re
called that he used his influence energetical
ly tr> get others to vote for it. lie wanted
the bill to pass, but he knew that some day
the men who voted for it would be tainted,
and for that reason he did not go upon the,
public record in its favor.
His vote against the bill he had so vche
mently advocated caused a good deal of sur
prise at the time, and when some of his col
leagues questioned him iv regard to his
coursel, they were obliged to accept the most
gauzy explanations. This is only one of
the many tricks played by Blaiue in public
life, and fits into his record as showing how
utterij unworthy he has always been of pub
licand private confidence. B!aii:eis'tatooed'
a thousand times with instances of dishonor
that the responsibilities and possibilities of
public life afforded him opportunities for.
:;ar i hi:h;:i>y.
Congress is being called on frantically to
stop :';..■ panic. Congress did not create the
panic and why should it be called on to stop
I; The panic is the result of rash specula
tion. It i~ the outgrowtii of operations such
as have been conducted by Grant & Ward.
It is the outcome of a policy which keeps a
hundred millions dollars of surplus in the
Government treasury and which constitutes
an everlasting incentive tr> wrong doing.
[I ist!:c' offspring of a social condition in
which wealth is regarded above all else and
hi which but little question is made of the
method of iis acquisition. To secure weaitli
suddenly the nation has become one of
gamblers. Stock speculation has taken the
place of legitimate business. Values are
ever fluctuating, permanent investments
offer no certoinity. Brokers of the Grant &
Ward, and bankers of the Fish order have
secured places in the esteem of the public
and have shaken the confidence of the peo
Congress cannot put a stop to these causes.
Congress cannot pass an act which shall
make honest men of thieves, which shall ob
literate processes by which men, without
creating a dollars worth of real value can be
come twenty times millionaires in the course
of a decade. Congress cannot abolish the
Fishs, the Grants, the Wards and other pes
tiferous confidence operators. It cannot re
construct the morals of a community and sub
stitute a willingness to acquire money by pa
tient honest industry for a feverish resort to
specalaton In line, t'> be of any use in this
crisis, congress should be a little less than
omnipotent It would have to change the
entire moral character of the people, and
strike the nation with something pentecostal
in its nature.
QUEER SUBJECT FOR TIfAXKS.
England has hail a special thanksgiving
servic- for tiie recent victories of the British
nvc>;>s iv the Soudan. It is estimated by the
English authorities that over C), 000 Arabs
were killed in the la!.' contests. The num
ber of wounded and prisoners was not given
for the simple reason that there were no pris
oners taken, and no wounded cared for on
the field of battle except such care as could
be iriven by tin- thrust of a spear or a bayonet,
"iie thanksgiving then was for the killing of
many thousands of people and the massacre
of their wounded. Tbe people thus killed
v.er.' under 1 the impression that they were
Gshting for tht*r own rights. They certainly
were engaged in fora better cause
than were the English Invaders. The latter
fought to enforce an alien government on a
uation in ordcrthdt the people could be safe
ly squeezed to pay an indebtedness which
they had no hand in contracting and from
which they received no possible benefit.
England massacred all these Arabs so as
to permit fc'ome usurious money-loiners to
collect the irtoney which they had lent to
Egyptian Officials. There was a general
Hianksgiving over the result. The Almighty
was assured that to Him was due the glory
ofthe slaughter of thousinds of defenceless
gavagi s. the kililng of the -wounded, and the
reriveting of the chains on tLT*- 1 limbs ot the
E rypta ;:;s. A decent regard for* the opinion
of the world should induce the English peo
ple if t'#3y can, to put the responsibility of
the abominations of the Egyptian and Sou
dan campaign on some shoulders other that!
their own, but in piling it all on Providence
they have, perhaps, not located it where it
. j dmisisthatiox ji.ixipi'Latiox
It is alleged that Arthur is not using
federal patronage to further his interests at
Chicago. Developed facts however are at
variance with this assertion: especially in
the Southern States, federal officers are work
ing up the Arthur boom. The late Republi
can Slate Convention in Kentucky, most
clearly shows this. In that convention
there were COO delegates and the astounding
statement is made that a majority of them
were in Government employ as gangers,
store-keepers, post-masters and Deputy Col
lectors. This convention of federal officials
selected delegates to the Chicago, June
convention, who were federal officials.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, SATURDAY MOENING, MAY 17. 1884
Among them is an Internal Revenue. Com
missiouer, a District Attorney, a Marshal, a
Collector, and so on. Was the prostitution of
Official patronage ever more glaring or
Let it not again be denied that Arthur is
corruptly prostituting the patronage of his
Office to advance his own personal interests.
This is the way Arthur geeks to make the
delegations of all the southern states to Chi
cago solid for himself. But there is a nou
offleeholding, anti-Arthur sentiment among
the Republicans of the South, but whether
strong enough to iuflueutially exert itself
against the office-holders remains to be seen-
Whether tills clement of opposition prefers
Blalne, Logan, Edmunds, Lincoln, or some
other Republican has not been developed.
Probably the sentiment at the South hostile
to Arthur is divided, and will not make a very
marked diversion from Arthur, unless a
threat of Anti-Arthur men is carried out
successfully. These men have announced
their intention to prefer aud prosecute
charges against all Federal officials who
stive as delegates. If this avowed inten
tion is carried out, neither Kentucky nor the
other southern states will be solid for Ar
The cable announces that Irving's Impres
sions of America were issued in book form,
on Saturday, but that the work fails to be the
literary sensation which it was hoped it
would be by its originators. The author of
the book is a Londoner, Joseph Hatton, who
was for many years the English correspon
dent of the New York Times, and who has
also done more or less work for the Times of
Chicago. He accompanied Irving on his late
trip to this country, in part to "work" the
American press, but mainly to write Irving's
impressions. As a matter of fact, Irving had
no impressions concerning this country out
side the box-sheet of the theatres, lie never
went anywhere; he saw as little of this coun
try as if he hai traveled through it in a tight
box. When he reached a town, he went to
the hotel, and his researches were confined
solely to the route to and from, the stage
door of the theater.
If all that Irving saw of this country were
written out in extenso, it would not cover a
page of foolscap. He not only saw nothing
but he did not wish to see anything. He
came over here to make rnoney,and for no
other purpose. He made a very handsome
sum by the venture, and then went away,
the only impression which he received being
that the Yankees are very liberal iv the ex
penditure of their money, and very lavish in
their praise of his acting. These so-called
impressions are simpiy a piece of hum'oug.
Hatton was with Irving from Xew York to St.
Louis and on the strength of this assoeia
ation, the world is to be treated to Irving im
pressions of America. As well might some
traveler who should go from Liverpool to
London undertake to give the world his im
pressions of Europe.
The book has been condemned already in
London, condemned in fact on the very day
of its issue. The reason of this is that the
London people know Irving too well to
take any stock in his impressions of any
thing outside of the stage. The big sale of
the work is expected on this side, and it will
sell. Our people have an intense craving to
know what is thought of them by outsiders,
especially Englishmen, and they will buy the
book inimitably to find out what Irving
thinks of them. They will simply learu
what Hatton thinks of them, or rather, a
flattering summary of opinions attributed to
Irving and which Irving has had no share iv
C URIOSITIES OFI'EXSIOXS.
There is something curious to be found in
the statistics of the pensions paid out by this
government on account of the various wars
in which the country has been engaged. At
the present time something like one hundred
millions of dollars per annum is required
to meet this branch of expenditure, with the
prospect that, if the present management
shall continue, even this enormous amount
will be materially increased.
The last report of the pension bureau shows
that there are some 304,000 pensioners on
the roll, some twenty-five thousand of which
arc relics of the war of 1812. A man that
fcught in that war must at the very least be
over ninety years of age, and of these veter
ans there are on the rolls nearly live thou
sand. One would think that there must
have been something peculiarly health-giving
in that little combat when one sees that,
more than seventy years after the war, there
still remains a force equal to an army of
those days, a force which is still able to
charge on the agencies and collect their mo
dest dues. It was evidently a war which had
the effect to confer longevity (in those who
participated in it. Facts show that in itself
it w;.s a healthy war. There were a nearly a
half million of men mastered into service,
and the total killed was h-ss than two thou
sand, and yet the war extended over three
years. Si small a percentage of loss prov< s
that the war of 1812-1815
was one in which the partici
pants enjoyed better health and had a long
er average longevity than if they had re
mained at home ami encountered the aver
age risks of everyday city life. A very low
rate >>f morality is 20 persons out of each one
thousand of the population of a great city
each year. In the war of 1812, at this low
rate of 120 per thousand the losses in the three
years would have been sixty for each thou
sand of the troops, and as there were half a
million men, the losses by death should have
been 24,000. The entire deaths were less
than 2,000, thus proving that the liability to
death of the patriots of that period while in
thejfield was some ten times less than thai
of remaining at home.
This proves conclusively that that war was
one which had the marvellous effect of pro
longing life, or at least of vastly decreasing
the danger of dyinsr, for it reduced the civil
mortality of ordinary life from 20 per thou
sand to less than four per thousand.
Not only did this astonishing contest thus
prolong the lives of those engaged in it. but
it hail a similar curious effect on all those
who were related by biood or marriage to the
veterans of sanguinary war. The footings of
the pension bureau show that while there are
not quite 2,000 survivors of that war, there'
are yet remaining over 20,000 who are ranked
as "widows,&C," aud who receive pensions
from their grateful country. Of all who
fought in that war, but a couple of thousand
remain alive, but of their widows. See, there
are still alive a number equal to the one
twentieth of the entire number which
the war called into the
field, nere we have another conclusion
which is quite astounding,and which is, that
the war of I*l3 conferred a most extraordi
nary longevity' on the wives of the partici
pants. The war, as seen, had the effect to
lesson the average mortality of all those en
gaged in it; and since its termination, it has
had the effect to extend the longevity of the
widows of the gallant soldiers.
The war referred to began 72years ago,and
lasted three years. It must be.then, that the
youngest of the twenty and odd thousand of
the surviving widows, is «T2 year 3of age,
while many of them must be many years
older. In fine it seems to have been a good
thing to have been a participant in the war
of 1812, or else a wife of the soldier of that
period. The former seems to have secured
practical immunity from death while in the
service, and his wife immunity in the fu
The highaet amount paid in any one year
in pensions after the revolutionary war, and
before the war of 1812, was one hundred and
seventy-five thousand dollars; the highest
between the latter and that with Mexico, was
four and a half millions in 1 533, and the
highest between the Mexican war and the
rebellion was a little over two millions, in
1552. When the civil war began the pen
sion list required about a million dollars to
meet it, and in .1802, it was a little over
$SOO,OOO. From that date it has steadily
risen until now, when the annual expendi
ture of pensions is nearly $100,000,000. The
steady rate at which the pension list increases
each year leads to the conclusion that the
further the war gets into the past the more
numerous and expensive will become the
survivors. As severe as are the financial
burdens of the present, this generation has rea
son to be happy in that it will be spared the
burdens of the future. A pension list that
doubles up every decade, and that increases
in geometrical ratio the further it is re
moved .from the war which created it, is
something that will induce the present to
thank fortune that it is not posterity.
For the last week or two there has been
somewhat a plethora in the newspapers and in
the conversation of the people concerning
the Grants. The revelation concerning the
failures of Mr. Fish's bank, and of the com
bination of Grant and Ward, have had the
effect to bring the name of Grant as promin
ently before the community as it was during
the excitement over the third term or at
some of the more exciting periods of the
war. There has ensued an immense amount
of discussion concerning the responsibility
which should be located in the Grant direc
tion, and as to the extent of the culpability
of the various parties whose names have
been connected with the failure.
Most are agreed on one point, and that is,
that the senior Grant is not a man who
would deliberately allow the perpetration of
a swindle. It is claimed that if Ward had
given him to understand distinctly that the
enterprise was to be one in which there was
no possible opportunity for a man who gave
the firm money to invest, to get any of it
back, and that there was no intent on the
part of the managers of the firm to allow an
investor an opportunity to get back his
money, or any considerable portion of it,
that under such circumstances Grant would
probably not have allowed his name to be
used as one of the concern.
It should be said here that General Grant
is probably the only man in the United
States who can secure any such immunity or
exculpation. Any other man in the Union
who should have filled the role of Grant un
der similar circumstances, would have cer
tainly been regarded as an intentional swind
ler, and unhesitatingly denounced as such,
throughout the country. Grant should feel
highly complimented at the fact that he can
do with impunity, and lose no caste, that
which would damn any other man and send
him to the penitentiary.
Grant should now retire to private life. He
lias already bad his name connected with
the Santo Domingo scandal, and many other
operations, all of which, if any other man
were involved, would have ruined him, but
which in the case of Grant, have been re
garded as the mistake of unsophisticated in
tegrity. The Domingo business, if carried
out, as Grant desired, would have perpetra
ted a great wrong and put much money in
his purse. But for all this, the world believes
that he neither knew that any wrong was in
volved, or that he would reap any pecuniary
In regard to the latest of his operators,
the same benignant charity prevails, and be
is held guiltless in his participation in one
of the most outrageous swindles of the age.
He should retire to private life, and refuse to
allow his name to be used in the peculiar
combinations with which it has so long been
associated. If be does not, there is a bare
possibility that some uncharitable tongues
will, in time, commence wagging over these
numerous transactions and there may be
created a conviction that his integrity is a dam
age at least to those, who investon it, and his
connection with an affair means ruin to
those who engage in it on his recommenda
tion. The country has forgiven Grant a
great deal. It has forgiven all his peculiar!
ties during the first two years of the war, it
has overlooked the irregularities which at
tended bis temporary management of tiie
portfolio of Secretary of war. It has for
gotten that his administration as President
was the most shameful in the history of the •
country, lt recalls no more the undignfied
demand for a third term. It puts away the
recollection of the innumerable gifts in cash,
real estate, horses and the like of which he
has been the recipient, and now it is willing
to bury out of sight the scandals connected
with his lute venture as a broker, and the
ten millions which have been coufidenced
from the pockets of credulous people who were
willing to believe that the name of Grant
was a guarantee of fair-dealing. Having for
given and forgotten all these things, the
country only asks that Grant shall go into
seclusion, and no longer permit himself to
be used as a bait in the angling operations of
C li EX T C(> MM EST.
At the CSth annual meeting of the American
Bible society held last week, it was reported
that about a million and a half copies of the
Bible were given away in this country and nearly
half a million copies sent abroad. After a dis
bursement during the year of 8729,10(5, there re
mains in the treasury $845.00 to begin the work
for this year. It was reported that a consider
able Biblical destitution exists in lowa, and it is
said that during the year this will be provided
for. In Cloyton county a copy of the Bible
lias already been placed in every house.
Grant lost, in his gambling ventures in Wall
street, not all his earnings, for he never earned
anything, but a!', the gifts and presents received
from his friends, aggregating a full half million
in value. He put his military prestige, and all
his presents into the Wall street gambling pool,
and came out stripped as naked as lie was born.
Was he not an ingrate for speculating and '-'amb
ling on presents to himself and wife, bestowed
for their personal benefit?
The Prussian race of man appears to be rapid
ly deteriorating. A recent medical inspection at
St. Petersburg shows that more than half the
males between the ages of twenty and twenty
two are weak and sickly. Out of every thousand
men recruited for the army over five hundred are
rejected, the majority for being too narrow
chested, and the remainder for consumption and
poverty of the blood.
It is shown by the Hartford Covrant that
while, by scientific discoveries, nearly every
article of food and drink is adulterated and
poisonous, yet science at the same time boasts
that the death rate is declining steadily. People
are growing stronger, healthier and happier.
life is lengthened, and the crowning glory of the
nineteenth century is in its prolongation of
Bob Ixgebsoll is making a few hundred
a week lecturing in New England towns
and Boston is shocked that the eminently
proper essayist, Mr. E. P. Whipple, should in
vite, as he did, the Colonel and his wife to at
tend his Monday evening reception. New
Yorkers are more surprised that the Colonel and
his wife went, as they did.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Douglass, who now are
out of society as well as politics, are devoting
themselves to the development of a negro trage
dian who has appeared in amateur theatricals in
Washington as Macbeth, Richard 111. and Ingo
mar, and is pronounced, by colored society, to
be better than Booth or Barrett.
The bump of order was not well developed in
Lord Beaeonsfield, and his literary executor has
an almost hopeless task to make anything out of
his papers, nis habit was to dump his letters
and papers in large boxes without filing or ar
ranging, and now they are a mass of practically
Lord Lyttos's fifteen-year-old daughter has
just written a blood curdling ghost story, and
Miss Hattie Blame is >>lso said to be seized with
a sadden book-making mania, which is believed
to be inherited more from her aunt, Abigail
Dodge, than from her father. It sort of runs in
the families you see.
. C_eo_e Cable, who cleared 555,000 by his
reading tour hi the lust four months, will remain
bat a short time in New Orleans, us ho intends
to spend the uummor In New England, devoting
himself to magazine and novel work, and will re
appear on the platform next November.
. CnAitLEs O'CoNon was first attracted to his
istand home by seeing a number of well-pre
served old people in thfl best of good health and
learning that they came from Nantucket—where,
Indeed, as a general thing, old people have to go
to Massachusetts mainland to die.
Op diseases resulting in death in Philadelphia,
the highest on the list are consumption, inflam
mation of the lungs, and old age, and in the
order named. If people had their choice, old
age would be the favorite fatal ailment.
Delkgiate A. D. White proposed to poll the
Presidential opinion of Cornell university not
his own, but the students'—and was astounded
to find as the result: Blame, 158; Edmunds,
108, and not a vote for White.
The veteran actor, James E. Murdock, is in
temporary trouble for Injudiciously remembering
Kate Field as a child, which he says was sixty
years ago. Miss Field and her friends say he is
out of the way at least ten years.
In 1790, when Congressional House of Repre
sentatives was composed of only sixty-live mem
bers, Virginia had ten congressmen, and ten is
the size of the delegation from that state in the
A truly rural delegate to the lowa Republican
convention remarked that "with Edmunds as
the candidate it would be too cold to raise corn,
even in the straight-out Republican counties,
. It is to be observed that these recent cases of
young ladies or young gentlemen renouncing
their religions to embrace other faiths, generally
have some matrimonial influences in the back
In 18G3 there were only twelve women practic
ing medicine in the United States. At the
present time the women practictioners number
850. That is reasonable progress.
It is said an insurance company has refused to
take risks on houses where gold-fish globes are
kept, the globes acting as sun-glasses and start
Some enthusiastic young Republican friends of
Blame are declaring that they will not vote the
ticket if their favorite is not nominated.
Boston' families cannot engage help except up
on the promise to "go to the beach" and take
the help along.
At the Carslile Indian school there are at pres
ent 455 pupils—32s boys and 130 girls.
A CURIOUS SUICIDE.
Poverty Drives a Man to Close the
Shears of Life and Snuff Out
Between 8 and 9 o'clock last night Dr.
Thomas was called to the residence of Oscar
Clark, on Chicago avenue, West St. Paul,
and found him bleeding to death. The man
expired in a few minutes. The Dr. made a
hasty examination and found the blood came
from a wound about an inch and a half long
on the inside of the left leg, near the body,
apparently inflicted by himself.
SUMMONING TriE CORONER.
Dr. Thomas immediately telephoned to the
coroner, who went over to the house and
made a more thorough and careful examina
tion. The deceased was found to have no
other cuts or injuries upon his body.
HOW THE DEED WAS DONE.
It is not certainly known how the deed was
committed or what the instrument was used
in making the cut. A pair of shears with
blades about four or five inches in length,
was found under the little cot bed upon
which the deceased lay. The blades of the
shears were both bloody and it is supposed
that he drove one blade into his leg and then
shut the other blade making the cut clear to
the bone. No knife or other instrument
with which the deed could have been com
mitted was found.
The room in which the deed was done was
not more than eight by ten or twelve feet in
size. In this room was a good sized cook
stove, a small sized double bed, occupied by
Mrs. Clark and her two children, a small cot
bed upon which the unfortunate man died,
a large square box trunk, which was placed
upon the foot of the couch upon which the
man lay. Everything; about tiie poor little
room Indicated a bouse of desolation and great
poverty. Hut one poor little lamp was in
the house, and it was evident from all the
surroundings that the family ha all it could
do to get enough to eat and clothes to wear.
The man was about 44 years of age, rather
small, with a pale, emaciated face,with sunk
en cheeks, that betokened want, hunger aud
THE MOTHER AND CHILDREN.
Mrs. Clark was dressed when the coroner
arrived, and occupied the bed with her two
children, one a girl six years of
age, and a boy four years of age. It was
a scene of great misery. The little girl
crying for her father who she said was
dead, while the mother, who appeared to be
a very smart, intelligent lady, was also
sobbing, and often exclaiming "Wnat shall
we do!" "How shall we get a living?"
The corner questioned her as to her history,
and she gave a very straight
aud intelligent statement. He and
family came here from Michigan last Novem
ber, and has had a hard time of it. Her
husband was sick and unable to work, and
she went out to wash, sometimes taking her
children out with her and sometimes leaving
them home. Her husband in the mean
time picking up what few little odd jobs he
could. He formerly drank a good deal but
of late years lias refrained from drinking, but
has been in the habit of taking opium about
four times a day, aud has,
for along time been unable to keep any food
on his stomach. The effect of the opium was
to make him very peculiar and nervous. On
these occasions she has had to be very patient
with him, and has been compelled to humor
| him to the extremest degree. lie studied
I medicine in Michigan, and he attended lec
tures at Ann Arbor, and practiced
medicine in Michigan for years.
Since he came here to Minnesota
he has not practiced but has had to rely up
on sawing a little wood and doing what oth
er light work he could find to do.^
TIiTING TO GET HER TO GO AWAY.
Yesterday afternoon he tried to get her to
go to the postoflice. She objected but finally
went, and the idea conveyed by what she
said was that he probably intended to com
mit suicide while she was gone, but
did not. When she returned
he wanted her to make him
some coffee and she did so. He drank a very
little of it. At that time he looked, she said,
very wild indeed, so much so that she was
frightened. He finally rolled himself up in
a blanket and went to bed on the little cot
bed, and asked her to go to bed with the
children and turn the light down. She
turned down the light and went to bed.
In a few moments after he
called upon her to come to him for he was
bleeding to death. She jumped up and went
to him and found him bleeding, and he ap
peared to be dying. She called for help and
Dr. Thomas was summoned, as above stated,
when he expired shortly after.
Mrs. Clark was his second wife. He has
a father and four sisters in Michigan, two
of the latter being married. The
deceased was a -member
of the 2d Michigan, in the war of the rebel
lion. She says he was always kind to his
family, but when the effect of the opium was
working off, he was notional and very ir
DISPOSAL OF THE BODT.
The coroner sent an undertaker over and
had the body brought to the undertaker's es
tablishment. The inquest will be held at 12
- A Prelate Exalted.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 16. —The
Journal's special reports that Father Mc-
Evoy, of this city, received orders from
Rome that he has been appointed English
confessor for St. Peter's. There is a con
fessor for almost every known ladguage at
St. Peter's, and all belong- to the order of
St. Francis. . . .
He is Welcomed Home by Old
Friends and Talks Moderately.
He Will Give a Statement to the Public
in a Short Time.
Confldent that the Oar Company Will pay
Dollar for Dollar.
The General Talk of the Town Cheerful
| Special Telegram to the Global
Stillwatlk, May 10. — Senator Sabin
reached home at oa. m. to-day, and was
warmly greeted by his many friends who ap
preciate what he has done to develop the in
terests of this community, and deeply symp
athize with him at this time of busi
ness embarrassment He met his
friends with the pleasant, cheery air
he has usually maintained and manifested a
determination to make the best of the situa
tion. He looks a little pale and careworn,
like a man who has undergone a heavy
strain, but he said to friends that he was
feeling better and now that the receivership
had called a halt he could sleep.
A Gix)bb correspondent called on Mr.
Sabin this afternoon and asked him his
views of the situation of the Car Company.
"I have just returned," said he, "and
have not had tima to investigate matters.
At no distant day I shall make a statement
of such matters as the public are entitled to
hear about. There are matters of a personal
character that I shall say nothing
about. I do not propose to re
flect on any one. But this you
can say tnat I never have spared myself or
my peronal interests in my efforts in behalf
of the Car Company. I drew no salary, and
oftentimes did not even charge up my trav
eling expenses. I called upon every inter
est I possessed to aid the company."
"How do you think the company will
"All right All we need is time. I had
arrangements for the mouey need
ed nearly completed when the
Marine bank failed, and that
tightened up matters so I could not finish
the work. If that failure had been delayed
two days I should have had the money. I
had §175,000 as it was, but that was not
enough, and when I found I could not get
the necessary amount I returned it. I have
seen a large number of the credi
tors since the Receiver was appoint
ed and they are all willing to
give us time. "We have a large stock on
hand and can pay our creditors every dollar
we owe, and make our stockholders reasona
'•Do you mean by that that the stock hold
ers will get dollar for dollar?"
"Well, the stock is not at par now, and
what is realized depends upon how much
crowding there is, but the stockholders will
be reasonably happy.
" How will you be personally?"
" You can tell my friends that lam com
ing out all right. I have a great many things
to get closed up, but I am aaranging them as
fast as I can, aud I shall come out ail right."
" How about the affairs of Seymour, Sabin
"I cannot tell how their affairs stand.
That company has been kept up to close
business the car company did not wish to
take, and no man can carry the affairs of
such an extensive business in his bead. I
am going to get at all these matters just as
soon as possible."
"How long will 3-ou remain hero?"
"It will be some time. I shall not return
to "Washington until after the Republican Na
tional convention, at least."
"You will remain here, then, until you
leave for Chicago to attend the convention?"
Your representative called upon E. S.
Brown, the receiver.
"I only want to make one point," said
Mr. Brown, "I wish the newspaper report
ers would let me shut down these
works instead of shutting them
down for me. They are running
right along and will continue to without
any stoppage whatever. I paid off the men
yesterday aud every one is happy, and if the
reporters will leave the shutting down to me
I will keep them going right along. We
make the best threshing machine in the
world, have lots of orders, a big stock of ma
terial and are booming right along.
"You can say," said C. N. Nelson to the
Globe, "that the C. N. Nelson Lumber
company have logs and lumber on hand
worth $300,000 more than every dollar they
owe and two and a half million dollars in
pine laud, mills and machinery besides. No
one need have any anxiety about the C. N.
Nelson Lumber company."
"Everything is as smooth as a ribbon in
Stillwater" responded Isaa: Staples to the
Globe. "Mr. Brown misunderstood us at the
bank a little about the money for paying oil
the men but it came out all right. There
isn't the slightest ripple here now."
"Stillwater is all right," replied Hon. E.
W. Dorant. "We have seventy million of
logs in our booms to-day, and we are mak
i'iu larire sales—in fact we are as easy as an
old shoe. We simply have to be prudent in
view of the events of the past week."
And so the Globe found the financial
pulse of Stillwater beating regularly and
without agitation of any kind.
SUPIIEME COURT KULIXGS.
Old State Bond Litigation—Eaihvay
Respect of Homestead Rights.
A decision wag given in the supreme
court yesterday in the case of C. B. Hatch,
executrix of A. C. Hatch, appellant vs. Thos.
B. Coddington and the First National bank
of St. Paul.impleaded, respondent. In May,
1859, Hatch was the owner of forty-five old
Minnesota state railroad bonds. The same
month they came into the possession of Cod
dingtonfas he claims as security for abroach
of contract in the construction of some por
tion of a railway) and he, knowing they be
longed to the plaintiff, refused
to deliver them up on
demand and converted them to his own use.
For the possession of these bonds the first
action was commenced. The present action
claims that the plaintiff, Alay, 1559, was the
owner of thirty-seven bonds admitted to be a
part of the forty five in the former case, and
defendant Coddington unlawfully obtained
possession of the same, pretended to be their
owner, and refused to deliver the same to
the plaintiff. Pi! v.=rquontly in pursuance to
an act of the lcgislii'.r.re, on Nov. 4, 1881,
Coddington surrendered these bonds to
the state in exchange for sixty-one
new bonds and the sum of $350.71 in "cash,
which he deposited in the First National
bank, in whose possession they now are.
Fiaintiff claims the title to these new bonds
and the cash, and demands possession of
the same. The court takes the ground that
the fact of the change of the old for the new
bonds in no ways effects plaintiffs claim, as
plaintiff rests his claim to the latter wholly on
his right to the former bonds. The court
further holds that the case stands precisely as
if the action had been brought for the re
covery or the old bends. To recover the
bonds the plaintiff must prove his
right to their possession and that of the de
fendant to deliver them. Under such a state
of fact a judgment at a former suit operates
as on estopper. The relief granted must be
on the proof of all the facts.
The supreme court also gave a decision
yesterday in the case of the Lake of the
Wood 3 Railway company, appellant, and
Andrew Shure, respondent. Shure had pre
empted a homestead but no patent had
been issued. The railroad took the ground
that Shure had no rights in the land
which it need to respect and run its right
of way through it at will. The court holds lie
had inchoate or Incipient right to the land
and if he lives on it five years according to
[ the provisions of the homestead law, it
would he wholly his own. In this case the
court also ruled that a court had
a right to replace its own records
if they had been lost, the railroad claiming
that because certain papers hail been lost ill
the case which would be fatal to the cause of
tiie defendant, that they could not appear
in the case except in original document.
Everybody knows Ed. Bradshaw, and those
who don't should attend his opening to- j
night and get acquainted. lie is located j
at 337 Wabashaw street, near
the corner of Fourth, and sets out
a big lunch at his opening to-night. He
knows how to cater to the palate of the pub
lic, and is one of the men who always keeps
everything first-class. Don't forget his royal
opening to-night and drop in just for fun.
Last evening Officer Kirkham arrested a
man on suspicion of stealing Hattie Wheel
er's hand satchel, containing the --J440 worth
of jewelry, as published in yesterday's Globe.
The prisoner is positively identified by George
Williams, a colored man, as the man who
was seen to snatch the satchel from Brad
ford's hand and run up to the agricultural
warehouse, where he changed his coat to per
fect a disguise. The matter will be carefully
Two girls were arrested in a hilarious con
dition last night for fast driving on the
Dishonest Railway Employe.
St. Louis, .May 10.—Frank McGinness,
weigh master of the Missouri PaciQc railroad,
was arrested late this afternoon, charged with
defrauding the railroad company by a system of
falee weights. It is said if a car weighed JiO.OOO
pounds, he would repoit it 20,000, and divide the
difference with the shipper. He had a partner
named J. S. White, who looked up business, and
it is asserted that quite a number of shippers
are involved in the fraud. White was also ar
rested, and confesses enough to reveal the whole
Fcheme. He said one of the largest lumber
linns here saved over 370,000 in freight during
the past nine months, by getting short weights
from .McGinnes. The railroad company claims
they have lost a very large sum of money by the
fraud. McGinness was connected with the de
funct Hibernia savings bank in this city and
was indicted for embezzlement in connection
with its failure. Both are released on S-J.S'Ju
bonds. McGinness denies the charge against
Crops Injured by Bain.
Galvestox, Tex., May 16.— The Galveston
Nam specials from Sherman, Dallas, Tyler,
Corsicana, Melissa and other points in north
eastern Texas, report another very heavy
rain fall the past twenty-four hours. The
northeastern section embraces the largest
cultivated area in the state, hence the farm
ers are becoming apprehensive about the
crops. All dispatches agree that too much
rain has fallen in that section. Wheat rust
has set in in some portions, and cotton culti
vation is retarded from two to four weeks.
In some instances the cotton plants are flood
ed out, and wil! necessitate new planting.
Further immediate rains in that section will
cause immense damage.
New York, May 10.—Commissioner Fink
has issued the following notice: At a meet
ing of the standing committee to-day, it was
agreed that on and after May 17, the rates on
aticles named below be the same as those on
bullion and pig lead in car loads, viz.:
Twenty cents per hundred pounds from Chi
cago to New York and from other points an
agreed percentage basis: Ore, silver, lead.
antimony or copper, and calamine and cop
per malties, ingots, cakes, slabs or pigs and
copper residue in car loads, value not to ex
ceed £100 per net ton, to be limited by a
written release. Foreign rates are not guar
anteed for the calendar year, but mt.y be ad
vanced on ten days' notice.
Gen. Terrell Dead.
Indianapolis, May 10.—Gen. Wm. H. H.
Terrell died to-nisrht at 9 o'clock, of con
sumption. He was adjutant general for In
diana during the war, and had held several
prominent positions since, among them third
assistant postmaster general and pension
agent. At the time of his death he was sec
retary of the Republican state committee.
His report, in several volumes, of Indiana
in the war for the union, is a model of accu
racy and a valuable contribution to the his
tory of the state.
Between Two Fires.
Berlin, May 10.—The Grand Duke Louis
of Hesse-Darmstadt, informed Madame
Koleraine, of his intention to appiy for a
divorce upon the ground that the marriage
was informal. Baron de Starck, premier of
the Grand Duchy of Hesse, announced his
intention to resign unless the grand duke
keeps his marriage.
Export Association in Council.
CINCINNATI, 0., May 10.—The Western
Export association was in session to-day.
They arranged assessments and discussed
the reduction of production. No official
statement of the proceedings were made, but
it is understood it was agreed that distilleries
will nearly all close on June 1, for a period
of thirty to fifty days.
Killed by the Cars.
Columbus, 0., May 10.— E. A. Quinn,
brakeman on the Chicago, St. Louis & Pitts
burg road, was killed by the cars this even
ing at Hazenbough's Station, forty miles
west, from papers found on his per.son it is
suposed his home is either in Preston, Minn.,
or Lansing, Mich.
Muckle for Minister.
Berlin, May 16.—The Tagtitatt to day
positively asserts that Richard Muckle, of
the Philadelphia Ledger, will succeed Sargent
as United States minister to Berlin. Muckle,
the paper says, is ah Alsatian by birth, but a
persona grata to Bismarck.
Mrs. Langtry Wins Her Suit.
New York, May 10.—In the suit of Man
ager Stevens to recover damages of .SI,OOO
from Mrs. Langtry, for failure to give a mat
inee performance, the iury gave a verdict
Panic in a Theatre.
New York, May 16. —A panic to-night in
Daly's theatre was caused by the entrance of
smoke from a burning chimney adjoining.
The audience escaped unhurt.
The Wreck of the Illyrian.
London, May 10.—The steamship Illyrian
■went ashore during a thick fog. She struck
the rock with great force, knocking a hole in the
bow under the water mark. The fore compart
ment began to fill. During the night the pea in
creased, and this morning the vessel rolled on
her side and sunk. Captain Furgher was on
deck when the Illyrian struck, and was the last
to leave the ship.
Longfellow's Busts for America.
London, May 10.—The Longfellow memorial
committee wflj send a copy of the bust of Long
fellow in Westminster abbey to Harvard and
What We. I'ai/for Clothes.
Xew York Herald.
In order to live man must eat, must be
clothed. In this climate these are the neces
sities of life, and if their cost is made great
er than necessary it practically involves a
tax upon life. Let us take some of the im
portant articles of clothing and see how the
tariff is arranged:
Clothing wools 26 to 73
Flannels • 03 to 08
Gloves and mittens (cotton) 50
These articles are used by every man,
woman and child in the country, and are
necessary to their comfort. See how tender
ly they are cared for by the tariff! The
wonder is rhat such a system of taxation on
the poor is allowed to remain a day.
BetMng iirnnt. _j
, Chicago Times.
If congress puts Gen. Grant as promptly
. on the retired iist as Wall atreet has done, be
I will have no reason to complain of delay.
' Continued from First Page.
Hatch, who agreed to pay interest on the
pending investment. The reputation of the
farm led to over confidence and carelessness
about obtaining the necessary investments.
The firm owes the .bank a million of dollars.
The box securities of the bank were kept by
the firm, which ought to hold government
bonds only. The bank has private property,
but not equal in value, and not a ready sale.
| Norfolk, May Henderson, Hook &
Co., merchandise broken and grain dealers,
made an assignment to-day.. Liabilities
.$30,000, assets nominal. The failure of H.
C. Hardy & Son, New York, created some
uneasiness among the depositors in the
Farmers' bank in this city, the president of
which is a son of H. C. Hardy, and a slight
run was begun by the small depositors who
were promptly paid. The bank officers as
sert it is in no wise affected by the New York
failure. At the close of business confidence
was entirely restored.
From TMaMlomtna's World.
New York, May 16.— World "Df to
morrow will say: Bobbe Bros., 41 Pine
street, said a client of theirs had obtained
from O. M. Bogart & Co. a loan for which he
had given as collateral (5,000 worth of Mis
souri Pacific, 100 shares of Union Pacific,
twenty-five shares of Chicago 6: Alton and a
block of 4 and 4}-£ per cent. government
bonds, the market value of all of which
amounted to probably $85,000. After the
failure he learned the securities had been
disposed of. The Missouri Pacific was traced
to Savin & Tandervort, who hud purchased,
it from the person with whom Bogart & Co.
had left the collateral for the loan. On the
return of the loan being demanded, Bogart
& Co. ordered the stock sold for their ac
count. The government bonds were traced,
to the Central Trust company, Bogart 6c Co.
having pledged them for a loan of 55,0 >■>.
Their client had only obtained $50,000 for
them in the first place. The Union Pacific
has been traced to the Greenwich bank, eb<j
it was believed the Chicago & Alton was held
py the Union bank, of Dover, X. J. Suits
will be brought to enjoin all such institu
tions from selling the securities, or to re
cover the proceeds of the sales of any that
have been mnde.
Jay Gould was serene and apparently hap
hy. He smiled vaguely when told thai ru
mors of his embarrassment were "afloat.
"There is no truth in it," he said, '.'ln every
crisis like this, the general run of humanity
lose their heads and concoct stories of this
kind. There is no cause for alarm."
Amos A. Eno borrowed §250,000 from the
United States Trust company upon the prop
erty at the southwest corner of Grand and
The action of the banks in declining to
make loans, except on government bonds,
caused the greatest excitement yesterday at
the oil exchange, which at one time verged
on the edge of a panic on Thursday. Eight
after declining nine cent?, oil certificates
closed at 73% cents per barrel, Yesterday
the opening price was 64 cents at New York
and 77 cents at the National exchange. At
noon prices had declined to 05 ceuts. After
this there was a recovery to '.-■'.:. and the
market closed at 77@78 cents. The excite
ment was so great that Vice-President
Charles G. Wilson oi the National
exchange addressed the members, and
urged them to be cautious and conservative
in their dealings. At this exchange it was
reported a panic was averted chiefly through
the action of the American Loan and I nut
company in making loans on pipe lite cer
tificates. At the New York Exchange the
principal relief was afforded by the Standard
Oil Company. A million of barrels would
have been thrown on the market but for the
action of the company in taking up the load.
Treasurer J. T. Freeman, of the Standard
company, said the company had loaned $1,
--000,000 on Thursday to oil brokers, and more
than that amount yesterday.
Precisely where the §5,000,000, which John.
C. Eno lost in Wall street, is a mystery that
puzzles a great many. No information can
be obtained from Dyett & Co., the firm
through which he operated,and the prevailing
opinion is, the most of the money was
swamped in the vain hops that the market
would take .in upward turn and allow them
to escape at least, nearly whole. He began
buying stock, such as Western Union, Union
Pacific, etc. The firm is looked on as do
ing a safe conservative business, but its
failure did not produce alarm or anxiety as
its liabilities were not large.
The Newark Savings institution was com- '
polled to close its doors on account of the
shrinkage of values and securities, which il
had in the hand of Fisk & Hatch, and the
inability of the firm to pay the loans. This
bank failed before in 1877.
The stock market fluctuated somewhat
wildly in the morning, but in the last hour
there were marked advances in nearly all
important classes of securities, and the day
closed with a feeling of confidence at the
banks, in the streets and among business
London, May 10. —The opening prices on
stock exchange this morning was somewhat
lower than last night, the slight relapse be
ing caused by the advices yesterday, from
New York regarding the financial situation,
especially by Fisk & Hatch's suspension.
Shorty after the opening, there was a general
firmness, which prevailed up to 2:20. This
was caused by the bears seeking to cover
short sales and purchasing by small inves
The News says, the city regards the Amer
ican panic with curiosity rather than alarm
as it is believed the situation will cause the
weak financial concerns to do weeded out.
Since 4:30 there has been a strong down
ward tendency in American stocks, in which:
Lake Shore prevailed. The street is crowded.
The final state of prices of Lake Shore la
89 after being SO.
Little Rock, Ark., May 10.—The follow
ing are the particulars of the murder of
young Ward in Howard county, Arkansas,
and the burning of his body. The search,
instituted by Ward's father, resulting in
arrest of the two Pope brothers and a man
named Kuykendall on suspicion. One of the
Pope's confessed, and the prisoners were
delivered to the sheriff, who prepared
to take them to. Arkadelphia for safe keep
ing. A party of Ward's friends at Prescott
were organizing for vengeance, when a mes
sage was received that the citizens of How
ard county had stopped the party en route to
Arkadelphia,taken the prisoners,and banged
all three without the formality of the court.
A Theater Burned.
Vi:-:n.v\. May 16. —The fire in the Stadt the
ater, which burned down, started at 5 o'clock
in the afternoon. It originated in the gal
lery, and spread rapidly. The roof feel in
at 5:20, carrying with it the great chandelier.
The iron curtain separating the stage from
the auditorium, fell at 6:30. The flames im
mediately attacked the stage and it and the
theatrical properties were destroyed. Tho
firemen succeeded in extinguishing the
flames at 10 o'clock, but not before the en
tire building had been ruined. The fire wag
caused by the carelessness of painters at
work in the building.
An Irishman Murdered.
Richmond, Tex., May 16. —The town it
excited over the discovery of a murder com
mitted three weeks ago. A colored boy con
fesses to seeing a colored man and two
colored women kill an Irishman in an un
occupied house and throw the body in a cis
tern. Pieces of the skin, hair and one arm
was found in the cistern to-day. A search
: is now progressing. The alleged murderer*
were arrested and closely guarded.