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IT WAS THE PLTJMEEE.
Secretary Manning's Former Priratß Office
Found to Be Saturated With Deadly
The Pipes Tlntrapped and Connected With
the Main Conduits— The President
En Eonte Home.
The Government Uevenues Enor'
uiousiy Larger Tlian Ordinary
\n Excellent Consular Servlce--In
terestlnti Figures From thel'en
Why banning Became 111.
Washington. Sept. Workmen en
paged to-day in tearing the plumbing out of
Secretary Manning's private room found in
a little closet in the corner a pipe four
inches in diameter, besides several smaller
pipes* leading directly to the sewer, with
out any trap or contrivance to prevent
sewer gas from coming into the room.
These pipes strike the sewer just at its
head, where the greatest amount of gas is
formed. In the winter, when the doors
and windows are shut, the air was most
oppressive, and sometimes in the coldest
weather Mr. Manning was forced to open
the windows. " His physicians pronounce
his disease blood-poison Iroui sewer gas.
and say that it was brought on, beyond
doubt, by his sitting in that little room.
THE PENSION' Bl'UE.tl'.
Interesting Statistics* Regarding tlie
WorU of the Fiscal Year.
Washington-. Sept. 22.— Commissioner
of Tensions Black has filed with the secre
tary of the interior his report of the opera
tions of the pension bureau, for the year
ending June 30, ISS6. From the report, it
appears that on June 30, last, there were
365, 755 pensioners on the rolls, composed of
265,854 army invalids, 80,16-2 army widows,
minor children and dependent relatives;
2,553 navy invalids, 1,877 uavv widows,
minor children, etc; 1,539 survivors of the
war of 1813. showing a loss during the year
of 1.400 of this class. Twenty-four original
claims were riled in this class during the
year: the names of "-04 additional widows
appealed on the rolls; 40,857 new pension
ers were added to the roll during the year;
8,339 were restored to the rolls: 22,089
pensioners' names were dropped from the
roll on account of death, remarriage, frauds,
etc.. leaving a net increase in the roll of
30,685 names. The annual average value
of each pension was $122.23, a gain of
SII.BS over the average value of the pre
ceding year. The aggregate annual value
-*as 844,708,027.44. being an increase
in annual value ot $6,617,014.41.
THK AMOUNT PAID
/or pensions during the year was 563,797,
--831.61, the difference in the amount paid
and the annual value representing the ac
crued and arrearage pensions paid doting
the year. Since IS6I, 591,102 invalid
claims have been tiled, 84.799 claims of
widows and dependents, 78.834 for pension
on account of service. During the same
period, there have been allowed of the first
class 332,141 claims, and of the second class
229,493, and of all other classes, GO.ITS,
making a total of claims allowed since 1861,
601, 514. It will thus be seen that nearly
half of all the pensioners whose names
have been placed upon the rolls have died,
or their pensions have ceased by reason of
arrival at age. re-marriage, etc.. etc. One
hundred and sixty-one thousand, four hun
dred and sixteen certificates of all
kinds. including 79,989 increase
certificates issued to widows and de
pendents under the act of March
19, ISS6, were issued during the past year,
which, the report says, shows a vast in
crease in the work of the office. This is
especially true of the special examination
division, which the commission says lias
saved the government over $3,090,000. An
attached table shows that there are in the
United States, in the poor-houses, about
9,000 soldiers, of whom 13 percent, are
pensioners and 86 per cent, non-pensioners.
THE OLDEST SOLDIEU
receiving public support is 103 years of age.
The mean age is 57 years. Forty-eight per
cent of all the soldiers receiving support
were native bom and 51 per cent, foreign
born: 45 per cent were married men and 54
per cent, unmarried men; 19 per cent, were
blind or insane. The act increasing the
pensions of widows aud dependents from
$8 to §12 was approved on the 19th of
March, ISS6; on the 4th of June total pay
ments had been made to this class without
expense to the beneficiaries. Some 6.000
of the cases of increase under the exemp
tion act of Ang. 4, ISS6, have had certifi
cates issued aud the remainder are being
disposed of with great rapidity.
From Jan. 1, 1861. until Dec. 31,
ISSS, 1,967 private pension acts have
been approved. Since that date
644 such acts have been approved and cer
tiricates issued in nearly every case. Con
cerning the Mexican war pensions the com
missioner says that the subject of pensions
to soldiers of that war is before congress
and the people, and that he need not add
one word in the way of argument. During
the year over 2,000,000 letters and packages
were received in the office, and it is be
lieved that nearly all of that number have
been properly replied to. The amount of
expenditures for stationery, printing and
binding has been diminished by 513.653 for
the past year. Of the appropriations pro
vided foe the expenses of the office. 8305,
--962 have been covered back into the treas
ury. The clerical force during the year
was diminished by 100. A statement of
the chief clerk is added to the report of the
commissioner, which shows that during the
year of 1884-85, 54,313 days, annual and
sick leaves were taken by the employes of
the bureau, while for the year 1885-86,
38,652 days were taken, showing a net sav
ing of the time of one mau for 42 years, 11
months and 4 days.
He Stops at Albany to See manning
and Then Kesuines Hi* Journey to
Albany, N. V., Sept. 22. — President
Cleveland ana party arrived here by special
car at 3 o'clock this morning. The car
was shunted to a siding. About 8 o'clock
this morning the president and Col. La
mont drove to the ollice of the Albany
Argus, about three blocks away, to meet
Secretary Manning, who had driven there
a short time before. The president and the
secretary <vere in private consultation in
Mr. Manning's office for about an hour,
while Col. Lamont met a few friends in
the rear office. A crowd of interested by
standers waited the president's appearance.
"When the consultation was ended, the
president, Secretary Manning and
Col. Lamont drove back to the
special car at 10 o'clock, and will
reach Washington at 9 o'clock this evening.
The president and Secretary Manning alone
are aware of the decision that was reached
at the meeting, and of course, they have
IMfting to say upon the subject. Secretary
Manning will return to Washington in about
a fortnight, but whether to remain or to
close up affairs in the department Is not
known. He was certainly in good spirits
this morning, and barring the limp in his
gait, is apparently in his normal state of
health. It is not believed here, however,
that he will remain in the department for
any length of time, as he appeared quite
feeble this morning. The ladies of the
party received a lew personal acquaintances
in the car during the brief stop and ex
pressed themselves as delighted with their
Jersey City, N. J.. Sept. 22.— The
president and Mrs. Cleveland aud party ar
rived here at 3:15 p. ni. in the private car
of President Oliphant, of the Delaware &
Hudson llailroad & Canal company. No
one left the car while ie remained in the
I'ennsylvania depot Comparatively few
people were aware of the arrival of the
party. The president was engrossed with
his mail and newspapers, while Mrs. Cleve
land appeared to be interested in the usual
depot sights. At 3:45 p. m. the car was at
tached to the limited Washington express
and left for the capital.
A Good financial Showing".
Washington, Sept. 22.— The. amount
of 3 per cent bonds called and uncalled re
ceived at the treasury department to-day
for redemption was $1,202,000. of which
$300,000 were uncalled bonds surrendered
under the circular of Aug. SO. The reve
nues of the government continue to exceed
by a large amount the current expenditures,
and there is every reason to expect a con
tinuance of the present policy of redeeming
the 3 i>er e«'i>t. loan as rapidly as Dossible.
The receipts since Sept. 1 aggregate about
$•22,000,000, while the expenditures during
the same period amount to about §11,000,
Good Consular Service.
Washington, Sept. 22. — Secretary Bay
ard has sent a circular to all the consular
officers of the United States, inclosing a
circular of instructions from the British for
eign office to the consuls of that govern
ment, in which the excellence of the Coui
nieiv.a! News reports by American consuls
is referred to. a quality, it is asserted, due
to the fact that most American consuls are
practical business men. The British cir
cular urges its agents to be more zealous in
collecting and prompt in transmitting news
which may be availed of by the British
merchants to extend their trade, and urges
upon them the fact that competition is
sharper than ever before. Iv referring to
this circular Secretary Bayard urges consuls
not to relax their vigilance in the presenta
tion of trade news promptly and fully.
LACO.MCM BY MKHIWIMi.
Paragraphic Chronicles of Inter
esttiiic >ew* Events Received by
Telegraph 1.-.i»t IV iff lit.
The collections of internal revenue during
the mouths of July and August last amounted
to $19,342,276, being an increase of $1,550,647
over the collections during the correspond
ing- period last year. There was an increase of
$863,953 on spirits, of $231,030 on tobacco,
vnd of $443,228 on fermeuted liquors. The
only decrease was $13,455 on miscellaneous
James Howe, founder of the New York
Spirit of the Times, now Wilkes' Spirit of the
Times, died at Lafayette, Ind., in his 80th
year. Horace Greeley was engaged by him
on this paper as a printer, and there formed
an intimate acquaintance which continued
until Oreeley's death.
Dr. Seth iiutteruiore, of Fayette county,
Pa., the ex-representative, convicted of an
attempt to defraud the state of $12,500 for a
bogus hospital at ConneUsville, was sen
tenced to pay a fine of $500, costs of prose
cutiou, and he imprisoned in the county jail
for sixty days.
United States Minister Pendleton and
daughter sail on the steamer Ktruria, from
Liverpool, for New York, Saturday.
The Northwestern Lines.
Chicago, Sept. 22. — The managers of
j the Northwestern lines to-day, after vainly
! endeavoring to reach an agreement, ad
' jouraed until October 11, and passed a reso
j lution that the present agreement relative
to the maintenance of rates should continue
in force until November 1. A committee
was appointed, consisting of the
general freight agents of the
United lines out of St. Paul,
who are instructed to agree on a plan to be
submitted to the adjourned meeting. The
failure to form a pool was caused by the
deadlock between the Milwaukee & St.
I Paul and Chicago & Northwestern lines on
! the question of business to be included in
i the pool. The Northwestern has two lines
to Lake Superior poits. and the St. Paul
insisted that the tlnough business going in
that direction should be reported to the as
sociation. This the Northwestern declined
Pittsburgh* Gat Supply.
Pittsbukg, Sept. 22. — The reports cur
rent in the East that the natural eras supply
of Pittsburg was diminishing and would
soon fail, are pronounced entirely without
foundation by the officials of the various
companies. Three hundred and fifty-four
million cubic feet of gas come to Pittsburg
every day. and the supply is still increas
ing. In the case of at least twenty wells
owned by different companies and which
have been shut off for periods ranging from
two to thirty days, the pressure has been as
great when the wells were reopened as
when they were shut down. The gauges of
the wells at Murraysville show from 480 to
to 540 pounds, and many of these wells
have been used since the Philadelphia com
pany began operations in 18S4.
ITlartin Irons' Troubles.
St. Louis, Sept. 83. — Martin Irons, the
leader of the great strike last spring on the
Gould system, was brought here from Kan
sas City to-day by U. S. Deputy Sheriff
Skidmore to stand trial on the charge of
complicity in the noted wire-tapping affair.
His case was to have come to trial last
Monday, but the prisoner failed to put in
an appearance and his bondsmen surren
dered him to the officers. His case comes
off next November. Mr. Irons
was interviewed in regard to his
recent arrest in Kansas for drunkenness,
and he stated that he was not drunk at the
time at all. He was arrested by an officer
who arrested him for vagrancy, but upon
an explanation that charge was withdrawn
and he was maliciously arrested for drunk-
I enness. He says it was a put up scheme to
bring himself and the Knights of Labor
A missing farmer.
Special to the Globe.
Pekham, Minu., Sept. 22. — One hun
dred men have been scouring the country
in the town of Carlist, six miles north of
here, for George Keith, a highly respected
farmer, who has been missing the past ten
days. The rumor is that he left for the
lake hunting deer, but others infer from
the evidence picked up, that he has been
killed by a neighbor. No convicting evi
dence has yet been received, neither is the
body to be found. -
A Treasurer Absent.
Special to the Globe.
Pkkiiam, Minn., Sept. 22.— C. W. Fisk,
treasurer of the village of New York Mills,
has deserted his home and property. He
also took $300 of the town money, which his
bondsmen have been called upon to pay.
He leaves a wife and two small boys. lie
was a mail carrier and livery man. When
last seen he was attending the state fair and
has never since been seen. Any informa
tion would be gladly received.
Tiic Nail Maker*.
Pittsbukg, Pa., Sept. 22.— The Western
Nail association met here to-day, and after
discussing the condition of trade at consid
erable length, decided to change the card
rate. No action was taken regarding the
wage question. Tradejwa* reported brisk,
with the demand increasing. The attend
ance at the meeting was large, all the fac
tories in the West being represented. The
next session will be held at Cincinnati on
the second Wednesday in October.
Big; Lawyers' Bill*.
St. Louis, Sept 22.— E. T. Allen, mas
ter in the Wabash case to whom was re
ferred the exception of the Iron Mountain
& Southern allowances to attorneys, etc.,
for services, filed his report to-day in the
federal court The allowances in the ag
gregate amount to SO. 000, divided as fol
lows: Brown <& Geddes, of Toledo. 535,
--500; Butlock. Stillman & Huobard, of New
York, and Phillips & Stewart, of St. Louis,
550.000; Greed & Humphrey and the Mer
cantile Trust company, $35,000; Ray, Kem
pler & Berryhill. .of Indianapolis. $4,000;
on account of Central Trust company,
l> -.tin ili marine.
Special to the Globe.
Dultjth, Sept. Arrived: Wallula,
Russia, coal; Northerner, salt; Japan, sun
dries, Buffalo: Fremont, from Hancock, sun
dries. Out: Propeller Lang-ill, Winslow, and
schooners Knapp, Stevenson aud Sweetheart,
all Buffalo. 159.000 bushels wheat; propeller
Vernon, Port Arthur; weather thick. Charters
to Buffalo, 100,000 bushels at 6% cents.
Special to the Globe. •
Yanktox, Dak., Sept. 22.— A jollifica
tion meeting was held in front of the Mer
chants hotel to-night. Bonfires, music and
speech making was the order of the even
: ing. . Gilford, Plummer, . Allen and other
speakers participated. The delegates will
leave for their homes to-morrow.
. — ■ ■
;. Shooting: .Affray.
.- Two weeks ago John Swausou, a bar lender
at the Union hotel,' shot Peter Harkins during
a row In " the ; - saloon. The case ;■ was called
yesterday in the probate court and continued
until the 29th: ,:;.-; ,*';:'." .^r ; "
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, .1886.— TWELVE PAGES.
STORM SWEPT TOWNS.
A Destructive Visitation of Hail and Wind
Eaises Havoc in South Bend and
At New York a Man Who Blew Out the
Gas is Dead, and His Wife
Two Missouri Pacific Freight Trains
Collide Near Kansas City With
Several People Killed and Injured by
Falling Wall at Quincy,
A Daniavinr sroriu.
South Bend, Ind., Sept. 22.— The most
severe hail storm ever known in this city
visited here this evening. Hail ruined all
the tin. iron and slate roofs in the city,
while over 10.000 lights of glass were broken
at the Oliver plow works and at least
12,000 in the ttudebaker wagon works.
Hardly a business house, factory or resi
dence escaped damage. The Olivers esti
mate the damage to their works at 810,000.
The damage in the city will probably reach
560.000. Several people were injured, none
DBCATUB, Ind., Sept. 22.— A violent
wind and rainstorm did ireat damage here
this evening. Many buildings were unroofed
and small articles demolished. The de
struction to timber in the western part of
the county was enormous. Citizens here
sought their cellars, and all were thoroughly
Killed Bra Fallincr Well.
Quincy, 111., Sept. 22.— A horrible
accident occurred here this afternoon, by
which two men were instantly killed and
thiee others injured, one fatally. Some
time ago the Center mills burned, but the
brick walls were left standing. To-day a
party of colored men were tearing down
the walls, when Mr. Rodney Lambert and
his father went to the mill on business, aud,
while standing near one of the walls, it
fell without warning. Rodney Lambert
and a colored man named Garrett Douglass
were buried beneath the fallen wall. Both
were instantly killed. A colored man
named liassett was fatally injured and an
other coJored man and Rodney Lambert's
father were badly bruised.
Thirty-Five Cars Burned.
Buffalo, Sept. 22. — A freight train on
the Buffalo. >iew York & Philadelphia rail
road was thrown off the track at Holland,
N. V., this morning by a broken rail.
Thirty-five coal aud oil cars took fire, mak
ing a terriffic.bl aze. The cars and their
contents are a total loss.
Loss of a Sciiooiier.
St. JrtiiNs, N. F., Sept. 22.— During a
violent southerly gale last night the British
schooner Little Gem was struck by an off
headland squall, keeled over and imme
diately sank. She was laden with flour.
The^disaster occurred off the precipitous
cliffs of Black Head, in Bonavista bay.
Two lady passengers were drowned. The
crew were saved by clinging to the bottom
of the small boat and picked up and landed
at King's Cove by a passing vessel.
Blew Out the CWas.
New York, Sept. 22.— A man and
woman, each about 30 years of age, hired a
room last night at Shick's hotel, No. 310
Seventh avenue, and registered simply as
Riley aud wife. This morning a smell of
gas was noticed coming from their room,
and, as no response was made to knocks, the
door was broken open. The gas was turned
on full, and had apparently been blown
out. The couple lay in bed, the man dead
and the woman unconscious. The latter
was removed to a hospital. On the dead
man's left arm was tattooed the name of
Powder mill Explo«iou.
Scranton. Pa., Sept. 22.— The Moosic
powder mill at Jerrmyn. ten miles from
this city, exploded this morning, killing
William Miller, aged 22, and Bailey Wage,
aged 40 years. The bodies were blown to
atoms and sunk in the river near by. Three
tons of powder exploded. The shock was
felt for miles around, and at first was be
lieved to be an earthquake.
A HSiAVV I>EiICICNC¥.
The Charter Ouk Troubles Compli
cated by the Defalcation; of the
Hartford, Conn.. Sept. 22. — Insur
ance Commissioner Tyler, one of the di-
rectors of the Charter Oak Life Insurance
company, this morning applied to Judge
Pardee, of the supreme court for the ap
pointment of a receiver. The judge has
not yet named the receiver. The company
became involved in trouble some years ago,
and the policy hslders organized to manage
it, with George M. Bartholomew, of Hart
ford, as president. Since then about
80,000,000 lias been paid back to policy
holders. Recently the company's
finances have become involved again,
through the complications in Bartholo
mew's affairs and so the receivership is
made a necessity. Bartholomew's accounts
are $157,000 short and he has disappeared.
Mr. Bartholomew informed the directors of
the company on Saturday that his accounts
were short 5 127, 000 and on that account
the appointment of a receiver was to-day
applied for. Other deficiencies iv his ac
counts are reported, but
XO STATEMENT IS OBTAIXABT.E.
Mr. Bartholomew left this city Saturday
and has not since returned. lie has been
in business here for fifty years. He was
one of the city's most respected citizens
and was connected with its most important
business encerurises, and the present condi
tion of affairs is creating the greatest con
sternation ever known in business places.
He was a very large borrower and had the
highest credit. At one time he indorsed
for the Charter Oak company to the extent
of SoOO, OOO to carry it over a hard place,
when no one else was ready to help
it. He had been considered very success
ful in its management until this condition
of affairs developed. He was president of
the llolyoke Water Power company, of the
Union Manufacturing company, which was
recently reported to be embarassed, and of
the Charter Oak Life Insurance company
and was interested in other local corpora
tions. He has been largely influential in
building up the llolyoke Water Power
company, and managed the Hartford,
Providence & Fishkill railroad for years
very successfully as trustee before its con
solidatiou with, the New York & New Eng
land railroad. He has beeu a heavy in
dorser for the Hartford Silk company and
the Union Manufacturing company, and
the extent of his liabilities is very large,
though not definitely known.
Foster, the Swindler.
SW York, Sept. 22.— A lawyer to-day
sent a communication to District Attorney
Martine. stating that "Banker" Foster, the
swindler, had used the name of Alvin Hul
bert, former proprietor of the Sherman
house, Chicago, without the slightest au
thority. Foster, according to Mr. Hulbert,
had carried on swindling operations in Chi
cago, and was arrested there for forging
the labei of a standard ink. William Elks,
of Owingsburg, Pa., has also complaint to
make against Foster for getting several or
ders of fifty dozen brooms by fraudulent
representations, in January last. To-day
complaint was received at police headquar
ters from the Wiley Soap company, of Prov
idence, R. 1., which Gay W. Foster, the
swindling banker and commission mer
chant, victimized to the extent of 587.50.
Inspector Byrnes has received a dispatch
from the superintendent of police at Chi
cago, stating that Foster was convicted in
the United States district court on Sept. 10,
1877, for mailing and receiving letters to
effect a scheme to defraud.
Vienna, Sept. 22.— The Pesther Lloyd
(newspaper) declares that Germany covered
herself with disgrace by stooping to please
Russia at the expense of shielding the Bul
garian plotters. The paper further charges
Germany with failing to try to arrange for
jointactlon with England against the "com
WHO WERE Till: ROBBERS 1
Chanres and Counter Charges of
Swind.iuff Ax"i"»t Members of the
Chicago Board of Trade.
Chicago, Sept. 22.— An inkling of one
of the greatest scandals the board of trade
has experienced since the famous lard case
leaked out to-day. It involves one of the
most prominent commission firms on
the board, aud is at present only
known of in full to a committee
which is investigating the charges and
countercharges of alleged swindling carried
on by parties, who each in turu ask that
the other be expelled. The main points
are that W. P. Dickinson, who was confi
dential man for McGeoch. Everiugbam &
Co. during a big lard deal which resulted
in their failure, then confidential
man for their successors, Crittenden
ft Harvey, and still later for
VV. R. Harvey & Co. have filed with the
directors charges against W. S. Harvey
and Frank Crittenden. The latter as
receiver for the firm of VV. B. Harvey &
Co. has filed counter charges against Dick
inson for dishonest practices. Each asks
that the other Oe expelled from the
board. Harvey & Co. tailed August 4 and
Crittenden. a former partner of the firm,
was appointed receiver to settle up the
firm's affairs. In looking over the books,
Crittenden found over one hundred thou
sand bushels of wheat charged to the ac
count of two or three of the firm's largest
customers, whose business Dickinson
was in the habit of looking
after. They denied that they had
given Dickinson orders to purchase the
stuff. He was brought before the receiver,
aud, it is said, confessed in the presence of
four witnesses that lie had made the trades
for himself and charged them to the cus
tomers' accounts. Dickinson was asked to
surrender his membership to partly liquidate
his indebtedness, but this he refused to do.
Threats of having him expelled from the
board failed to move him, and charges of
dishonorable conduct were accordingly filed
with the directors. Dickinson immediately
filed elaborate charges of swindling practices
indulged in by both Harvey and Crittenden
and specified individual cases, giving
names, dates and figures where cus
tomers had been grossly imposed
upon, and referring the directors to
the books of the concern for verification.
The books were brought before the direc
tors and Messrs. Hately. Moore and N. T.
Wright, appointed members of a committee
to investigate the charges of both parties.
The alleged victims include many promi
nent business men throughout the country,
as well as large local speculators aud mem
bers of the board.
CONVENTION AlTtlin XII.
Donnelly promised the independent voters
to the Republicans if they would follow his
suggestions, but didu't say how he would de
liver the jroods.
Messrs. Fletcher and Lansrdon were not
seen 1o applaud very heartily when Your
Uncle Ignatius spoke about watered rail
The way in which all speech-ruakinjr was
strangled by the informal ballot brought
gloom to the souls of many ambitious would
Lovely was eminently correct when he said
"the Republican party will have enough to
do without being hampered by internal dis
Loren Fletcher tried to explain away Knuto
Nelson's charges, and rather took the wind
out of the sails of the Fifth district's repre
Senator Windom was received with ap
plause as he came forward to deposit the
unanimous vote of Winona county for Mc-
Gill. : •-* ■.
Hon. J. Bookwaltor was nominated for sec
retary ,and the chair put the motion with
out permitting other nominations to be made.
. A. J. Blethen came over from Minneapolis
to see that none of the Tribune boys missed
any of the salient features of the convention.
The convention applauded the sentiment
advanced by the prohibitionists that •■they
don't waut the support of the saloon men."
The convention broke into cheers when
Ignatius Donnelly walked up the aisle at the
head of the Farmers' alliance committee.
Chairman Wodj?e in his speech of thanks
said he thought it would be a lively conven
tion. The result justified his supposition.
Ex-Postmaster Larraway was present as a
spectator to admire the way his friend
Fletcher would manipulate the wires.
While the socond ballot was being taken
an odd delegate went out for liquid refresh
ment; so only 300 votes were cast.
There seemed to be a confusion of ideas as
to whether C. A. Pillsbury or Dr. A. C. Wedge
was chairman of the convention.
There were by no means few dissenting
voices when the motion was made to make
McGill's nomination unanimous,
Loren Fletcher, holding a proxy, occupied
a front seat, where he could transfix the
chairman with his glittering eye.
Chicago, Sept. 22.— Chairman Pear
son, of the Illinois live stock com
mission, and Mr. McChesney also
a member of the commission, held a consul
tation to-day with a number of veterinari
ans in this city. Among the experts pres
ent were Dr. Casewall, veterinarian from
Illinois and his assistants, Drs. Hughes and
Murphy, of Chicago. From abroad, were
Dr. Salomon, of the United States board,
Dr. Alexander Murray, of Detroit, form
erly of the Michigan live stock board, and
Dr. Atkinson, of Milwaukee, veterinary
for Wisconsin.The commission proceeded to
the Phoenix distillery sheds followed by the
veterinaries where post mortem examina
tions were made and Dr. Salomon and the
state experts unanimously agreed the
desease was contagious pleura pnuemonia.
Concerning the plague, the Breeders' Ga
There is a considerable movement, of cattle
into this particular location from the stock
yards to utilize the feed at these distilleries,
but it cannot be ascertained that there has
been any return movement. When the
cattle at the distilleries are fat, we under
stand they are generally consigned to the
slaughter houses iv the Bridgeport side of
the stock yards, and it cannot be ascertained
that any have recently been slaughtered
elsewhere. If there have been any ship
ments of these slop-fed cattle, they must
have invariably been made East and not
West, so it is not likely that
the disease can have spread from this
center in the past, and as to the future
everything will be in close quarantine and
every precaution will be taken to guard cattle
passing through the city from the possibility
of exposure. The infected locality is in the
extreme northwestern portion of the city,
from six to ten miles distant from the stock
yards, which are outside the southern limits
of the city, and communication between the i
two through the city streets and blocks is not
convenient and can never bo accidental. The
state and federal authorities are co-operating
in the matter, and taereaaems no more occa
sion for interruption of the cattle movements
through the ordinary cbauuels of trade here
than if the outbreak had occurred In some
remote county of the state.
They Will Win.
Special to the Globe.
Washington. Sept. 23. — Minnesotians
temporarily residing here are more than
pleased with the reports of the receut
Democratic convention and the results of
its deliberations. A f gentleman occupying
a high government position says:
Tbeplatrorui could not have been bettered
by Thomas Jerfersou. The uorninees are the
strongest and best iv the state. There was
unquestionably more of a spirit of harmony
and determination to win thau has ever be
fore been exhibited by the party.
Another, lately from Mankato and well
known as a diligent and faithful worker
for the Democratic cause, says:
There was not only harmony but victory In
the air at the conventiou. Every one seemed
determined to show his superiority in a
generous rivalry between the members as
to their ability and willingness to concede
honor and judgment and intelligence to his
neighbor. There was none of the spirit of in
tolerance and bossism which some of our
besl men have heretofore shown in conven
tion. It was a grand good gathering of sin
cere Democrats who are bent on winning, and
they will win.
North Carolina Republicans.
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 22.— The Re
publican state convention met here to-day,
representing tifty-four of the titty-six
counties in the state. It nominated a full
ticket for the supreme and superior courts,
adopted a platform which indorses the
Blair bill, denounces Democrats for their
failure to pass it, opposes convict labor,
indorses a protective tariff, and condemns
the Democratic party for broken promises
The Fisheries Question— A Plan to
Squeeze the Parnellltes. .
London, Sept. 22.— Sir J. Ferguson, un
der foreign secretary, announced In the
house of commons this afternoon, that per
sonal communications were passing in Lon
don between the representatives of her
majesty's government and the United States
minister in the direction of removal of the
i iction between the fishing interest of the
United States and Canada, arising out of
the defects of the present treaties.
Lord Randolph Churchill gave notice of
the intention of the government to intro
duce early next session measures for con
siderable modifications in the present
method of conducting public business in
the house of commons. The announce
ment is expected as portending further re
pressive measures against the Parnellites.
In the house of commons to-night before
the third reading of the appropriation bill,
Charles E. Lewis (Conservative) member
for Londonderry city, moved
AN OFFICIAL INQUIRY
into the conduct of the magistracy and
police of Londonderry on the 6th of July
when, he said, the police attacked respect
able citizens on the occasion of the declar
ation of the polls, causing violence. He
said he never before witnessed such a
period of horror and excit3ment. This re
mark elicited laughter, whereupon Lewis
exclaimed, "it's no laughing matter."
Sexton — You made the horror and ex
citement yourself. [Laughter.] Morlcy i
said the whole case rested upon the evi
dence of a letter from the bishop of Lon
donderry, and the personal testimony of
Lewis. But Lewis, the speaker added, ;
was too much excited to render his testi- ;
mony of great or decisive value. A more
had never been brought before the house.
[Cheers.] Sexton said he thought if an in
quiry was granted, Lewis ought to be put
in the dock, as he had shaken his fist at a
magistrate, and, called him a rascal and
scoundrel. Lewis' motion was about to be
negatived when the •Parnellites demanded
a division and the motion was rejected 237
to l. The announcement of the figures
was received with loud laughter. Patrick
O'Hea (Paruellite), formed the minority
and Dillon (Paruellite), urged the release
of Father Fahy, the imprisoned Woodford
priest, who, said Dillon refused to give
bail, because ho thought that it
would amount to an admission
of misconduct on his part
Holmes, attorney general for Ire
land, justified the action taken in the case.
He said he himself had no power to inter
fere after a magistrate had givon his deci
sion. Sexton said he opined Father Fahy
would prove the most inconvenient prisoner
the government ever had. Turner (Par
nellite) followed. After being twice called
to order because of irrevelant remarks he
was ordered to cease speaking, whereupou
he left the chamber, shouting: • "This
house is no place for an Irishman; I am
disgusted with it."
A. Big Railway Project— Proposition
For an - ncome Tax.
Paris, Sept. 22. — A syndicate' of Paris
and Berlin bankers has subscribed 600.000,
--000 francs to carry out a scheme, sanctioned
by the sultan, for a network of railways to
connect the Black Sea with the Persian
Gulf, under the direction of the Austrian en
gineer Presset. M. Camille Dreyfus, mem
ber of the chamber of deputies for the de
partment of the Seine, has submitted to the
budget committee of the chamber a propo
sition for an income tax to provide for the
deficiency in the income.
The Land Commission.
Dublin, Sept. 22. — The Freeman's Jour
nal declares that the new royal land com
mission is packed with foes of the Irish
fanners. The Irish Times says that it be
lieves it would have been better to have ex
cluded from the commission every one con
nected with the fixing of rents, as their
opinions would perhaps be biased by their
personal interest in the questions at issue.
FIFTtf YEAKS AGO.
Tbe Value of Work and HuiJdinir
.liiitcnai'i in Old Tinies.
Turning over some old papers the other
day, says the editor of the American Arch
itect, we came upon two or three bills for
carpenter work and plastering, dating back
to 1822, which have a certain interest, as
showing the value of work and materials at
that time compared with the prices now
current. One thing which surprised us,
and will perhaps be equally surprising to
our readers, is that the cost of lumber,
keeping in view the comparative purchas
ing power of money, was at that time far
greater than it is now. Sixty-five years ago
a large part of the United States which is
now cleared was an unbroken forest, and
every township in the Eastern states must
have contained a good deal of timber of the
original growth, yet we find "refuse boards"
charged in 1821 at §11 a thousand feet,
which would be a high price now, while
painter's work, which is the only labor we
find charged in the bills just now before us,
as put down on the bill, which would natur
ally include profit, at 7s. and (id., or 51. 25
per day. The inference is that it would
have taken a painter or carpenter in those
good old days at least twice as long to earn
money enough to pay for boards to cover
his house as it does now, notwithstanding
the fact that the timber is brought ten times
farther to market now than it was then,
and that the supply is, according to all ac
counts, nearly exhausted. Among the
other items we find laths charged at 7 shill
ings, or SI. 17 per thousand, and clapboards
at "25 cents for ten," or 935 per thousand.
This would be a low price for pine clap
boards now in Massachusetts, but it was a
high price then compared with the value of
labor. Contrary to the general impression,
spruce and hemlock seem to have been very
generally used, and we find items of hem
lock boards at $11 a thousand feet, and
spruce at Sl4 or §15. Clear pine plank,
which many people imagine to be much
scarcer material now than in the days when
second-growth timber was unknown, is
charged in the bills at 850 a thousand feet,
which would be a tolerably high price in
the same locality to-day, and corresponded
then to about twice the value, in the form
of labor and the cost of living, that it could
be exchanged for now. Of aonie materials
the cost seems to have been even greater
then than at the present. In a bill for
painters' work, dated 1827. we find oil
charged at 23 cents a ouart, which, even
allowing for profit, is a higher price than
most architects would now approve in a
day's work bill, and varnish is put down at
the rate of S4 a gallon, a charge which
would just about pass an architect's criti
cism in these days. One of the items is for
'•green paint for chairs," so that if any of
our readers are of an archaeological turn of
mind they may make a note here that the
fashion of covering furniture with this ugly
and adhesive coating, which has not died
out even in our own college days, dates
back at least fifty-nine years. The credits
on this bill, which amount to about $70,
include items of thirty-five bushels of pota
toes at 30 cents a bushel, and two barrels
of cider, differing apparently either in size
or quality, as one is credited at §2 and the
other at 8 shillings, Massachusetts currency,
Jewel Frauds In Paris.
Pall Malt Gazette.
There is consternation just now in the
Palais Royal, and the jewelers of Paris
have found themselves the dupes of what
has not yet been pronounced to be a fraud.
Last year they were the victims of a dia
mond fraud. The gems found at the Cape
were more plentiful and of inferior quality
than the genuine diamond of fifty years
ago. The tire was less brilliant, and the
stones had a yellow tinge. An ingenious
manipulator steeped them in a violet dye,
and by some chemical process they came
forth from the ordeal a pure and brilliant
white. This industrious investigator re
ceived as the reward of his research a re
compense of six months' imprisonment, and
the Palais Royal jewelers were for the mo
But now things are going wrong again.
There are some splendid rubies in the mar
ket whose genesis is very difficult to r.c-
count for. Tested chemically, they an
swer the true definition of the oriental ruby;
analysis shows them to consist of all Its
constituents, and nothing else. The chem
ist is satisfied, but the expert is in doubt.
The fire is not so brilliant, and there are
certain yellow tones which the true gem
has escaped. It is suspected that a dif
ficult problem has been solved, especially
since it is found that these gems when
broken up do not follow a regular line of
cleavage, as a crystal should, but split in
It is suspected that Swiss artificers have
learned how to melt a number of
small rubies and consolidate them into one.
Ten carats' weight of ruby sparks would
be worth ten shillings. One ruby of ten
carats would be worth some hundreds of
pound.-?. The subject is a serious one, and
there are both chemical and legal dif
ficulties in its treatment. Experts are
now employed to ascertain how the thing
is done, and then the judges will decide
whether the process or sale amounts to
A Deep Hut Delicate Kiss.
Lancaster (N. H.) Gazette.
We are in favor of a certain amount of
shyness when a kiss is proposed, but it
should not be too long, and when the fair
one gives it let it be administered with
warmth and energy; let there be soul in it.
If she closes her eyes and sighs immedi
ately after it the effect is greater. She
should be careful not to slobber a kiss, but
to give it as a humming-bird runs his bill
into a honeysuckle — deep, but delicate.
We have the memory of one received in
our youth, which lasted us forty years, and
we beileve it will be one of the last things
we shall think of when we die.— Exchange.
The above is commended to our young
readers, as to the quality of a kiss. The ar
ticle was evidently written by one who !
knows whereof he writes.
Night Editor in Neglige.
"Mine. Adam, the well-known French
journalist," says an exchange, "writes
from mid-night until 4a. m. Her dress in
her study consists of a neglige costume of
white silk, with pearls about her neck in
stead of a collerette, and with tiny red slip
pers on her feet." This item has a curious
interest, as showing how nearly the French
method in journalism resembles our
own. Ilere also the night worker in jour
nalism — say the night editor— wears a neg
lige costume in summer. It is not of white
silk, and he does not wear tiny red slip
pers, but it is neglige. The absence of
collars and cuffs and the presence of a great
deal of perhaps unnecessary profanity over
the forms makes just as neglige a tout en
semble as Mine. Adam wears in Paris.
There is a slight difference in detail, but
the neglige gets into midnight journalism
all over the world.
TURNING OF THE CRANK.
If it wasn't for the crank the wheels of
civilization would not revolve. — Arkansaw
When the hand organs meet in convention,
if they ever do, the world will see its greatest
assembly of cranks. Lowell Citizen.
Now a smart Aleck claims that he can tell
a person's character by the way he wears his
shoes. That crank may carry his character
in his shoes, but thank fortune all men don't.
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